Strong Public/Private Partnership needed to Achieve Growth – Hylton

first_imgStrong Public/Private Partnership needed to Achieve Growth – Hylton CommerceMay 22, 2012 RelatedStrong Public/Private Partnership needed to Achieve Growth – Hylton FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail The country’s economic programme and the 2012/13 budget, though contractionary, can achieve growth, but will require strong public/private partnership going forward. This was stated by Minister of Industry, Investment and Commerce, Hon. Anthony Hylton, as heresponded to issues and concerns expressed at the recently held Public Forum on: ‘The Budget – the Debt and the Future’,  at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. Emphasising the Government’s commitment to a “growth strategy”, the Minister identified two areas which are critical to the achievement of this objective. These include the “food issue, which consumes a significant portion of the country’s expenditure and the high cost of energy”. He observed that the high cost of energy negatively impacts the competitiveness of Jamaica’s output and as a result, “something has to change and something will change”. The Minister alluded to the recent policies designed to diversify the country’s energy sources, including less reliance on crude oil. With respect to investments, the Minister said that his administration is now focusing much attention on medium, small and micro enterprises to drive new investments and growth. These sectors, he observed, can benefit from “key innovation and creativity which must be brought to the fore”. The Minister identified the country’s potential as a major logistics hub, describing this as an area of opportunity, which will engender growth in the economy. Mr. Hylton said that Jamaica can capitalise on the widening of the Panama canal, and that the Panamanians as well as other stakeholders are currently taking steps to determine whether there will be enough “supported ports” that can accommodate the large vessels expected to pass through the widened waterway. “They have been busy going around the region and elsewhere doing audits of ports and talking to ports, to see whether and to what extent they will be ready to take these vessels,” he informed. The Minister emphasised that investments must be underpinned by “competitiveness and ease of doing business”, and in this regard, key pieces of legislation will be addressed, including insolvency (management of corporate risk) and the protection of intellectual property rights, particularly in support of creative industries. He also pointed out that the Government’s growth strategy will be facilitated by “joined-up-government”, which will require relevant ministries working across differing portfolios, in order to reinforce and harmonise policy prescriptions and the ease of doing business. By Allan Brooks, JIS Senior Reporter RelatedStrong Public/Private Partnership needed to Achieve Growth – Hylton Advertisements RelatedStrong Public/Private Partnership needed to Achieve Growth – Hyltonlast_img read more

Koepka Again, As Shinnecock Course Takes Center Stage

first_img Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Brooks Koepka hugs Dustin Johnson after winning the US Open on the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Dustin Johnson acknowledges the crowd on the 13th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Jhonattan Vegas hits out of greenside bunker during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Amateur Matt Parziale hits of a fairway bunker during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Justin Rose hits from a fairway bunker during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Ian Poulter tees off during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Brooks Koepka walks towards the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Brooks Koepka walks towards the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Brooks Koepka waits for the trophy presentation after winning the US Open on the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Brooks Koepka hits from the 13th fairway during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Kiradech Aphibarnrat reacts to a close putt during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Kiradech Aphibarnrat reacts to a close putt during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Dustin Johnson hits from the rough during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Crowds in front of the clubhouse around the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Gordon M. Grant Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Kiradech Aphibarnrat reacts to a close putt during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant)center_img Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Dustin Johnson hits from the fairway during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Dustin Johnson tees off during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Crowds in front of the clubhouse around the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Patrick Reed motions for his ball to sit during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Brooks Koepka hits from the rough during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/14/18 – Adam Scott plays in the first round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 14, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Rory McIlroy by Gordon M. Grant.The U.S. Open began on Thursday, but it wasn’t until Sunday afternoon that the game of golf took center stage.Until then the story lines included the weather, a Phil Mickelson meltdown of epic proportions, the condition of the golf course, and of course, the early departure of Tiger Woods, along with many of the other game’s marquee players.And oh yeah, it was played down the block at good old Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton.“Black Thursday” set the tone. A whipping wind on a course devoid of trees sent the best-meant shots flying off cock-eyed. The greens, dried from the wind, became unglued as putts rolled hither and yon.By the end of the second round, most of the world’s golfers had succumbed to what turned out to be the hardest test in the history of the tournament, including Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, and Jason Day.Phil Mickelson by Gordon M. Grant.One exception was the world’s number-one ranked player Dustin (DJ) Johnson, who rolled along, oftentimes the only player in the entire field under par. In fact, Johnson was looking like a runaway winner as he opened up a three-stroke lead Saturday at three under par.By Sunday, all that was out the window. Peter Berger and Tony Finau played early on Saturday and carded twin 66s. They were in the clubhouse, perhaps sipping beers and bemoaning their fate, tied for 45th place. One by one, though, the players ahead of them, stymied by dried greens and unconventional hole placings, began to implode. By day’s end, Finau and Berger were tied with Johnson and last year’s Open winner, Brooks Koepka, for first place, all at three over par.Johnson had given back seven strokes in the midday swirl. “I thought I played pretty well,” he said matter-of-factly.Sunday, there were 37 players within seven shots of each other, when the leaders took to the course. Miraculously, the greens had been restored to life overnight by the grounds crew.One player who is not a superstar but is getting there fast is Patrick Reed, who won the Masters in April and was looking for the second leg of the Grand Slam. He mastered the early afternoon wind and marched up the leaderboard, recoding four birdies in his first six holes. Tommy Fleetwood, the Englishman with the sweet stroke and steady hand, was nine strokes over when he made an extended and, as it turned out, historic run. Justin Rose, who ranks among the world’s best, was right there as well.Dustin Johnson by Gordon M. Grant.It was a melee, a donnybrook. One of the world’s most prestigious trophies was there for the taking. All that was needed was for a player to master a whipping wind and a bucking golf course that, like a wild-eyed bronco, seemed to have a will all its own.Koepka and Reed were tied after six at one over, with Fleetwood and Johnson one stroke behind them. Fleetwood, nine over coming into Sunday, was flirting with destiny.And he went out in style, dropping an approach to 10 feet and settled for a par, tying the lowest score in Open history with a 63, and finished with a two-over 282. Still, he missed two birdie putts at the end that would have given him the record and, as it turned out, the championship. “It was amazing,” he said. “The [last] putt, I started on the line I wanted to.” His goal: “I’m getting close to winning a Major.” Fleetwood, 27, would have an agonizing wait in the clubhouse as the leaders turned for home, two hours away.He would have the luxury of sitting in the clubhouse while the others banged away at one another. If the weather deteriorated in the late afternoon as it did on Thursday and Saturday, Fleetwood would have been the likely winner.Tiger Woods by Gordon M. Grant.Instead, the wind settled down and Koepka was playing fearlessly and kept his nose in front as they came around the clubhouse turn.But he made a mistake on the 12th, missing a routine six-footer for birdie. He converted his second putt, though, staying at one over, a stroke better than Fleetwood in the clubhouse and two ahead of his playing partner, Johnson.Reed and the ever-present Berger and Finau were at four over, lurking. Suddenly, a momentum change: Koepka drove into heavy fescue and had to layup 67 yards in the front of the green. Reed meanwhile, on 15, rolled in a 22-footer to drop to three over. Koepka righted himself to make par and remain one over, but Johnson three-putted from 73-feet and fell into fourth before birdying the 15th.Koepka proved his championship meddle by dropping his approach shot on the 16th, four feet from the pin after Johnson landed 15 feet way. Koepka converted the birdie and Johnson didn’t. The two-stroke cushion proved insurmountable.Koepka, 28, joined Ben Hogan and Curtis Strange as the only two golfers to win the Open in consecutive years. His one over par 281 was one of the highest scores ever recorded in a major.Saturday, Koepka was seven over at one point. “I told myself to just keep going. I was hitting well and putting well. I needed to keep grinding,” he [email protected] Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Henrik Stenson hits out of a sand trap during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Brooks Koepka hugs his caddy after winning the US Open on the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Crowds around the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Henrik Stenson hits from the fairway during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Henrik Stenson hits out of a sand trap during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Southampton, NY – 6/17/18 – Dustin Johnson acknowledges the crowd on the 18th green during the final round of the US Open at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, NY June 17, 2018. (Photo by Gordon M. Grant) Sharelast_img read more

Botev’s owner with a very important statement

first_imgBotev’s owner with a very important statement© Plovdiv24.bgThe owner of PFC Botev Plovdiv Georgi Samuilov made an important statement through the official website of the “yellow-blacks”.Plovdiv24.bg publish the text without editorial intervention:Dear Botevists,In the last week, PFC Botev Plovdiv has once again been torn apart by scandals and baseless accusations against the management. I am aware that the fans want the best for the team. Therefore, on August 21, 2020, a shareholders’ meeting was convened, at which important decisions will be made, new people and new energy for the future of PFC Botev Plovdiv will be introduced.At the end of this month, after my quarantine, I will announce my intentions. Until then, let us all be united in a single goal – qualifying for the “Europa League”, which will bring joy to thousands of fans and us!Only Botev Plovdiv!With respect,Georgi SamuilovMore on the topic:total news on the topic: 731PredictBarcelona16.07OsasunaOther type of forecast:–select forecast–1X12X2under 2.5under 3.5over 2.5over 3.5over 4.5goal / goalPP 1пп XPP 2p.p.1 / k.r.1p.p.1 / k.r.Xp.p.1 / k.r.2p.p.X / k.r.1пп.п.X / к.р.Xпп.п.X / к.р.2p.p.2 / k.r.1p.p.2 / k.r.Xпп.2 / к.р.2under 0.5under 1.5over 1.5host under 0.5host under 1.5host over 1.5host over 0.5guest over 1.5guest under 1.5guest under 0.5guest over 0.5draw no bet (дом)draw no bet (гост)Open the match,see forecastsTyxo.bg counterlast_img read more

Huddersfield Town player offered to club via agents – Fulham also…

first_imgFener are in the market for defenders in this transfer window and the Turkish side have been linked with the likes of Malang Sarr, Bastos and Mauricio Lemos in recent weeks.It’s claimed Kongolo could be given an opportunity to head to the Turkish Super Lig this summer after agents held talks with Fener board member Selahattin Baki.The 26 year old was loaned to Fulham in the winter transfer window, but he suffered a serious injury in February. However, it’s reported Kongolo is now fully fit and ready to play again.According to Fotospor, along with Fenerbahce and Fulham, Dutch side AZ Alkmaar are also keen on the player.The former AS Monaco defender made 12 appearances in the Championship last season, and his contract with the Terriers will expire at the end of June 2022.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a Beautiful City and Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.UndoTip ParentsBaby Keeps Waking Up With Scratches, Mom Checks Camera And Calls CopsTip ParentsUndo Fotospor claim agents have offered Huddersfield Town defender Terence Kongolo to Fenerbahce, but they are likely to face competition from Fulham.last_img read more

Ronaldo scored his 100th national team goal in Portugal

first_imgRonaldo scored the jubilee goal in the first half from a direct kick, after a change of sides he added the 101st hit in the national team. He only has eight goals left for the national record of the Iranian Ali Daeí.The Portuguese are at the head of the A3 group with a full six points. One hundred percent is also France, which defeated Croatia 4: 2 in the replay of the last final of the World Championship.Ronaldo scored a jubilee shot from a direct kick. In this way, he scored in the national team for the tenth time and converted a total of 57 direct kicks in his career.In addition, the goal situation was preceded by a second “yellow” foul by Gustav Svensson, and the Swedes were no longer able to dramatize the match. In the 72nd minute, Ronaldo flashed again from a great shot.France won the world title in Russia in 2018 after a 4: 2 final shootout, and the same result was born this time at the Stade de France. The Croats opened the scoring after Dejan Lovren’s goal from a corner kick, “Les Bleus” but still turned the development of the match into a break thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s shot and the unfortunate rebound of the ball from the head of the goalkeeper Dominik Livakovič. Griezmann scored the 31st national team goal and in the historical tables of the French national team compared to Zinedin Zidan in fifth place.With 55 minutes played, Josip Brekalo nearly put the visitors another one up as he broke through in the middle and fired from just outside the box, but his shot passed just over the bar. Olivier Giroud took the lead after Griezmann’s corner kick and closed the score from the penalty with Olivier Giroud.Belgium did not allow a surprise and dealt with Iceland 5: 1 at home. Severe happily took the lead in the 11th minute after a spot shot by Hólmbert Fridjónsson, but six minutes later his opponent was on top. First, Axel Witsel arrived a direct kick from Dries Mertens and the turn was completed by striker Michy Batshuayi.After the change of sides, Mertens, Batshuayi and eighteen-year-old Jeremy Doku, who became the third youngest scorer in Belgian history, added more goals to Mertens and Batshuayi. The “Red Devils” defeated Iceland in the 12th match and lead the A2 after the second win.Denmark scored the first point after a 0-0 draw with England. Albion coach Gareth Southgate had to do without Phil Foden and Mason Greenwood, who were punished for violating coronavirus measures after the match in Iceland. The debutant Kalvin Philips from Leeds also appeared in the basic line-up, who has not yet played in the Premier League for a minute.Football League of Nations:Group A2:Belgium – Island 5: 1 (2: 1)Goals: 17th and 69th Batshuayi, 13th Witsel, 50th Mertens, 80th Doku – 11th Fridjónsson.Denmark – England 0: 0.Table:1.Belgium22007:162.England21101:043.Denmark20110:214.Island20021:60Group A3:Sweden – Portugal 0: 2 (0: 1)Goals: 45. + 1 and 72. Ronaldo. ČK: 44. Svensson (SWE).France – Croatia 4: 2 (2: 1)Goals: 43. Griezmann, 45. + 1 own Livakovič, 65. Upamecano, 77. Giroud z pen. – 17. Lovren, 55. Breeze.Table:1.Portugal22006:162.France22005:263.Sweden20020:304.Croatia20023:80Group C1:Cyprus – Azerbaijan 0: 1 (0: 1)Goal: 29. Medvedev.Luxembourg – Montenegro 0: 1 (0: 0)Branka: 90. + 3 Beqiraj z pen. ČK: 85. C. Martins (Luc.).Table:1.Montenegro22003:062.Luxembourg21012:233.Azerbaijan21012:234.Cyprus20020:30Group C2:Armenia – Estonia 2: 0 (1: 0)Goals: 43. Karapetjan, 65. Angulo.Georgia – Northern Macedonia 1: 1 (1: 1)Goals: 13. Okriašvili from pen. – 33. Ristovski. ČK: 64. Musilu (Sev. Mak.).Table:1.Northern Macedonia21103:242.Georgia21102:143.Armenia21013:234.Estonia20020:30Group D2:San Marino – Liechtenstein 0: 2 (0: 2)Goals: 3. Hasler, 14. Y. Frick.Table:1.Lichtenstein11002:032.Gibraltar11001:033.San Marino20020:30last_img read more

Kids gang up for fun run

first_imgBERWICK Primary School students banded together to run in the Berwick Show Fun Run and received $500 for their efforts….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Fourth for Gurley and Boylan in Madison at Track Cycling World Cup in Manchester

first_imgDay 4 -Sunday Women’s MadisonGold Great Britain (BARKER Elinor, ARCHIBALD Katie)Silver Belgium (D’HOORE Jolien, KOPECKY Lotte)Bronze Italy (BARBIERI Rachele, BALSAMO Elisa)4th Ireland (BOYLAN Lydia, GURLEY Lydia), RESULTS: The Madison pairing of Lydia Gurley and Lydia Boylan narrowly missed the podium, finishing fourth in the second Tissot UCI Track Cycling World Cup on the 2017/2018 calendar. The duo jumped from sixth to fourth in the final sprint, crossing the line third in the 80 laps, 20km race. Great Britain took gold, Belgium silver and Italy won the bronze medal. Women’s KeirinGold VOGEL Kristina (GER)Silver BRASPENNINCX Shanne (NED)Bronze VAN RIESSEN Laurine (MPC)17th MCCURLEY Shannon (IRL) Men’s OmniumGold THOMAS Benjamin (FRA)Silver LARSEN Niklas (DEN)Bronze TORRES BARCELO Albert (ESP)18th ENGLISH Felix (IRL) In the Omnium Felix English finished 18th, and Shannon McCurley was 17th in the Keirin. Making their international debut, the women’s Talent Transfer Team finished 12th in the Team Pursuit with a time of 4.54.012. Speaking after the Madison both Boylan and Gurley described a long four weeks of racing, which saw them compete in two World Cups, the European Championships and the London Six-Day. Boylan said “Each race is a learning experience for us. We’re learning all the time. We are not yet consistently at the head of affairs, but we’re hungry for it, and we will keep on plucking away.”Gurley echoed her teammate, adding “It was a really tough race, quick the whole time. It’s been a hard four weeks of racing, and I think we have improved a lot. It bodes well for the future.”In October Gurley and Boylan won silver in this event in the European Track Championships, and Gurley acknowledges the achievement saying “If you had told me at the start of this block of racing we would win a European medal and come fourth in a World Cup, I would have been pretty happy with that.”The Women’s Team Pursuit Squad was established six months ago from talented riders who mostly came from other sports. Cycling Ireland Performance Coach Neill Delahaye described their experience at the World Cup as invaluable saying “This group have come a long way, and it has been a very steep learning curve for them. The experience they gained today from exposure to this level of competition in such an intense atmosphere has been invaluable.”“We were happy with how the team dealt with the task they faced,” Delahaye added, before noting that “there is a lot of hard work to be done before we approach the level we are capable of performing at. We are under no illusions about what it will take to get there. This has been a positive experience for the athletes, and a successful culmination of this phase of our Talent Transfer initiative.” Tomorrow is the final day of racing at the second World Cup, and will see a new Madison pairing of Felix English and Marc Potts compete. Robyn Stewart will also be in action, racing in the Sprint. The World Cup runs from Friday 10th November to Sunday 12th November. Women’s Team PursuitGold TBC (Sunday Finals)Silver TBC (Sunday Finals)Bronze TBC (Sunday Finals)12th Ireland (COTTER Imogen, HUGHES Hilary, GRIFFIN Mia, WALSH Orla)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Spurs clash with City ‘to be moved to Monday’ at Wembley despite NFL game day before

first_imgTOTTENHAM could play Manchester City on a churned-up NFL pitch if they move their October 28 clash back 24 hours.According to reports, the Premier League clash is set to be moved back 24 hours, with the various parties poised to rubber stamp the fixture switch.8 The Wembley pitch has been seriously churned up by NFL fixtures in previous yearsCredit: PA:Press Association8 Wembley would face a quick turnaround if Spurs do have to play there the day after the NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Jacksonville JaguarsCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Philadelphia Eagles are due to take on the Jaxonville Jaguars under the arch on that day.But — as has happened in the past — the field of play could be looking worse for wear for the game, with previous NFL games tearing up the grass.According to the Mail, the various parties, including the Premier League and both clubs could agree to moving the game to the following evening.But City rejected any talk of moving the game to the Etihad.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLRETRACING STEPSJack Charlton’s granddaughter Emma Wilkinson ‘would love’ to visit IrelandROY RAGEFurious Roy Keane launched foul-mouthed rant at Pique over Fabregas friendshipPicturedTOP FORMBrazil icon Ronaldo soaks up sun with partner Celina Locks on yacht in FormenteraPicturedON THE PAOLPaolo Maldini shows off shredded physique at 52 while on holiday with wifeExclusiveLOCK CLOWNPaul Scholes flouts local lockdown rules by throwing huge 7-hour birthday bashLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesPicturedMADD FOR ITPrem aces Dele, Maddison & Grealish enjoy hard-earned break in sun-soaked IbizaLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesMISS-RON IMPOSSIBLERonaldo LOSES Golden Boot race after axe from Juve squad for final gameTottenham manager Pochettino talks about the Spurs stadium delay and how it is affecting the club 8 The NFL games at Wembley have previously torn up the playing surface at the home of English footballCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 The turf has been torn up by gridiron games being housed on the grass field at WembleyCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Wembley ground staff face a quick turnaround if the pitch is churned up after the NFL clashCredit: Getty Images – Getty8 Tottenham trips to Wembley Park than they had anticipated with their new ground still not finishedCredit: PA:Press Association8 Tottenham’s new stadium on White Hart Lane is currently running behind schedule8 At least Harry Kane managed to break his August duck at Wembley StadiumCredit: ReutersThere would be several logistical factors to consider for the move, including the fact that the NFL pitch and markings would have to be removed, as well as the football goals and lines painted on to the field of play.There may also be considerations to be made about the state of the pitch itself, especially if there is rain.Ironically, Spurs’ new ground will be able to avoid any pitch problems with the flick of a switch, with a retractable field of play able to be rolled into the new 60,000-seater arena.Tottenham announced on Monday that they have reached an agreement with the EFL over the possibility of playing their Carabao Cup third round tie in September either in a neutral venue or reversing the fixture.But that depends on whether they are drawn at home or not.They will play their first home Champions League group stage game at Wembley, which will come in either week one or two of the competition.Tottenham 3-1 Fulham: Harry Kane scores his first August goal as strikes from Kieran Trippier and Lucas Moura complete winlast_img read more

Minstrels take over Cape Town’s streets

first_img6 January 2014 About 40 000 minstrels – or Kaapse Klopse as they are popularly known – took over the streets of Cape Town on Saturday as part of the annual Tweede Nuwejaar (second New Year) street parade, one of the city’s largest and most historic cultural events. In an event lasting around 10 hours, the 75 colourful groups of musicians, dancers and troupe members danced their way from Zonnebloem to the city centre. Around 60 000 of the Cape Town’s residents and visitors cheeredon the performers on a sweltering day in the city’s centre. While the 200-year-old event is usually held on 2 January – the one day Cape slaves were given off every year – it was moved to Saturday this year at the request of the minstrels to allow more people to attend.Glamour A stage was set up at the Grand Parade, where entertainers selected by the minstrels to represent Cape Town’s rich cultural diversity performed before the formal programme began. The event attracts entire communities, including young children, all kitted out in glamorous outfits. “The various brightly clad teams carry a rainbow of umbrellas and some are armed with musical instruments, dazzling onlookers with toe-tapping songs and beautifully choreographed dances, preserving a custom that began in the mid- 1800s,” the city explains on its website. “The Tweede Nuwe Jaar Parade is so ingrained in local society that some performers have been taking part in the parade for over 30 years, and are not only joined by their children but even their grandchildren for this extravagant event.” The annual ‘Tweede Nuwe Jaar’ parade and the Cape Minstrels were part of the rich cultural heritage of Cape Town, Grant Pascoe, Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for tourism, events and marketing said in a statement on the city’s website. “It is more fitting than ever to ring in the New Year a second time, as we enter the 20th year of South Africa’s democracy. Embracing our cultural diversity is an integral part of our commitment to building an inclusive city.” City of Cape Town and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Jacqueline Fernandez’s double role in Roy will grip the audience: Bhushan Kumar

first_imgActress Jacqueline Fernandez’s double role in her upcoming movie “Roy” will grip the audience, says Bhushan Kumar, the producer of the film.Roy is set to release Feb 13, next year.The 29-year-old will be sporting two completely different looks — one of a movie director and the other of an art director alongside her co-stars Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor.”This is the first time one will see Jacqueline in a double role. Both her roles are contrasting and will grip the audience attention,” Bhushan Kumar said in a statement.As an art enthusiast named Tia, Jacqueline will be seen in a sophisticated classy look with cropped hair opposite Ranbir Kapoor in the film.As movie director Ayesha in the film, the Sri Lankan beauty will be dressed very casually with her long tresses and accessories including bands and bracelets.She will complete her look with a tattoo on her neck and wrist.Directed by debutant Vikramjit Singh, the film’s ending parts are currently being shoot in Mumbai.The film is set to release Feb 13, next year.last_img read more