Warriors’ Draymond Green sees “double standard” in NBA’s punishments for Lakers-Rockets scuffles

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile device “It seems like a little bit of a … DENVER – The Lakers-Rockets scuffle on Saturday entertained Warriors forward Draymond Green so much that he pushed back his bedtime for another 75 minutes. Green expressed annoyance, though, that the NBA handed suspensions to Lakers forward Brandon Ingram (four), Lakers guard Rajon Rondo (three) and Rockets guard Chris Paul (two) in relation to his own punishments.last_img

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Play Your Part episode three: Get involved with the initiatives

first_imgThe Play Your Part television series this week features Tebogo Ditshego, Karin Landi, and Tshiamo Legoale, all of whom contribute to making South Africa a better place. Here’s how you can get involved with them.Tshiamo Legoale, a geologist and researcher at metallurgical R&D organisation Mintek, is winner of the FameLab International 2017 contest. She is a guest on Play Your Part episode three. (Image: Mining Ne.Ws)Brand South Africa reporterGeologist and award-winning scientist Tshiamo Legoale, businessman Tebogo Ditshego and Karin Landi of Community Hours SA are the featured guests in episode three of the Play Your Part television series this week.These three extraordinary people share their stories on how they are shaping economic upliftment through education, empowerment, active citizenship, youth development, entrepreneurship, skills development and innovation.The episode, which will air on Saturday, 9 September 2017 at 18:00 on SABC 2, is hosted by Play Your Part ambassador Kabelo Mabalane. Artist and musician Mabalane is also a co-founder of the initiative, Shout for a Safer South Africa.The 26-episode Play Your Part series aims to inspire viewers to become active citizens and take part in volunteerism by profiling South Africans across the country who are doing extraordinary things to change people’s lives for the better.Here’s more on the three guests and how you can get involved with them:Tshiamo LegoaleLegoale is a 27-year-old geologist at Mintek who won the international competition FameLab Award. Her winning talk was on phytomining; as she puts it, she wants to “grow gold from wheat”, which essentially means using wheat plants to harvest gold from mine dumps.Legoale was one of three entrants from Africa in the FameLab competition, which was held in England. She received the FameLab award.Contact detailsWebsite: www.mintek.co.zaTwitter: @legoale_tshiamoTebogo DitshegoEntrepreneur Tebogo Ditshego (left) with actor Thapelo Mokoena at the fifth World Book Celebration. The annual event is hosted by Ditshego Media. (Image: Melissa Javan)Ditshego is CEO of Ditshego Media and founder of the initiative ReadABookSA, which is known as the biggest online book club in the country. He is also the chairman of the South African Reading Foundation.Ditshego, author of the self-published novel Kasi Nerd, talks about the concerns regarding literacy in South Africa and how he is working to overcome them.Through ReadABookSA, for example, people are challenged to read at least one book a month. The initiative has more than 39,700 followers on Twitter.Contact detailsWebsite: www.ditshegomedia.co.zaEmail: info@ditshegomedia.co.zaTwitter: @ReadABookSA or FacebookKarin LandiKarin Landi with Play Your Part series host Kabelo Mabalane. (Image: Play Your Part series)Landi is the co-founder of the online portal, Community Hours SA, which facilitates and manages community service for teenagers, parents, teachers, schools, active citizens and NPOs.Community Hours SA offers out of the box volunteering opportunities that encourage sustainable volunteering and active citizenship. In this episode, she talks about how it got teenagers involved with the initiative, Fight with Insight.Landi also serves on the governing body of the Johannesburg Junior Council and is the goodwill ambassador of the CEO SleepOut.Contact detailsWebsite: www.communityhourssa.co.zaEmail: hello@communityhours.co.zaTwitter: @communityhoursa or FacebookYou can also get involved with Fight with Insight on Facebook.Play Your Part broadcasts at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Delhi High Court paves way for Delhi Daredevils to go ahead with IPL matches

first_imgDelhi High Court on Friday allowed GMR Sports, owner of IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils, in an interim order to go ahead with the upcoming T20 matches without depositing entertainment tax for the season for now.A bench of justices B D Ahmed and Siddharth Mridul, however, asked GMR Sports Pvt Ltd to give details of sponsors along with the copies of signed agreements in respect of the matches to be played here by Delhi Daredevils (DD) in a sealed cover before the next date of hearing on May 6.”They (GMR Sports Pvt Ltd) are not required to deposit the entertainment tax…,” the court said.The court’s order came on GMR’s application seeking stay of an April 1 demand notice for entertainment tax at the rate of 15 per cent on sponsorship receipts and submitting details of sponsors along with the copies of signed agreements in respect of the matches to be played by the team.The court on April 5 had restrained Delhi government from acting in terms of April 1 communication.In its plea, GMR has sought directions to the government “not to withhold its application on the basis of non-payment of tax on sponsorship and non-submission of details of sponsors in respect of the matches to be played by DD in IPL 2016 till the final disposal of the petition.”The court has issued notice to Commissioner of Excise, Entertainment and Luxury Tax and Delhi government asking them to file their response to GMR’s plea.GMR in its application has said that for holding IPL matches for the 2016 season, it had sought permission to sell the tickets for the first match scheduled to be held on April 15 and also for booking of tickets for all the five matches.advertisementGMR said in response, it had received a letter on April 1 from entertainment tax officer asking it to deposit the tax at the rate of 15 per cent on tickets as well as on sponsorship receipts and details of sponsors along with copies of agreements signed with each sponsor for processing its case for grant of permission.GMR, in its plea, has claimed that the entertainment tax officer had raised the demand in pursuance to Delhi government’s notification whose “legality and validity” has already been challenged.It has alleged that seeking tax on sponsorship receipts was against legal provisions and it would block its “working capital funds”.It has said in April 2014, they had approached the high court for stay of a demand notice of April 11, 2014 for payment of 15 per cent tax on sponsorship received or receivable with relation to IPL 2014 to be played by Delhi Daredevils here.It also said that the court had granted stay on the demand letter and it had to again approach the court seeking stay on the notices of July 15, 2014 and August 16, 2014 in which it was asked to furnish details of the sponsorship and copy of agreements signed with sponsors.GMR has contended that under similar circumstances, the high court in its April 16, 2014 order had stayed operation of a demand seeking 15 per cent tax on sponsorship receipts.It has claimed again they had moved the court seeking stay on the March 23, 2015 notice seeking deposit of entertainment tax at 15 per cent on the sponsorship receipts and details of sponsors and copy of agreement for IPL 2015 and the court had then directed that GMR shall not be required to deposit the entertainment tax and submit these documents.last_img read more

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9 months agoJuventus lodge new appeal for 2005/06 Serie A title removed from Inter Milan

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Juventus lodge new appeal for 2005/06 Serie A title removed from Inter Milanby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have lodged a new appeal to have the 2005/06 Serie A title removed from Inter Milan.During the Calciopoli scandal of 2006, Juve had two Scudetti revoked – the 2004/05 title went unassigned, while the 2005/06 title was handed to third-place Inter.This was due to AC Milan, who had finished second, also being docked points in the trial, along with Lazio, Fiorentina, Reggina and Arezzo.Juventus have had several appeals rejected to have the titles returned, or at least the later trophy taken away from Inter.On Saturday, Juve formally lodged another appeal with the Collegio di Garanzia dello Sport tribunal. last_img read more

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Labour Market Information System Upgraded

first_img The LMIS, which is a one-stop data and information website, is designed to satisfy the needs of job seekers and employers. LMIS has been upgraded to make it more user-friendly to both employers and job seekers. Story Highlights The upgrade is aimed at providing more information on employment opportunities to jobseekers, and enabling employers to choose from a variety of qualified personnel. The Ministry of Labour and Social Security (MLSS) has upgraded its Labour Market Information System (LMIS), making it more user-friendly to both employers and job seekers.The LMIS, which is a one-stop data and information source, is designed to satisfy the needs of job seekers and employers, through its newly improved website, www.lmis.gov.jm, or the Ministry’s website, www.mlss.gov.jm.Since its inception in 2001, the system, which is maintained by the MLSS, has been providing cost effective ways for employers to source and recruit suitable employees, as well  as for job seekers to post resumes for possible employment.Acting Director of Research and Analysis at the Ministry, Simone McKenzie, informed JIS News that the upgrading of the manpower management tool, as it is also called, is aimed at providing more information on employment opportunities to jobseekers, and enabling employers to choose from a variety of qualified personnel.“The upgraded system provides sufficient information on various types of employment, and guidance to prospective employers regarding best practice techniques, when seeking jobs. It also provides information on areas where there is a skills shortage. With the upgrading of the system, we want to ensure that persons experiencing difficulties acquiring jobs are directed to other partners, so that they can improve their literacy and numeracy skills, for likely employment,” she said.Ms. McKenzie informed JIS News that the system has three components – the Electronic Labour Exchange (ELE), Skills Bank, and the Labour Market Intelligence.The ELE, which is the core component of the LMIS, facilitates the matching of job seekers with employers, and provides both online and offline services to both parties.The online services include: tips on resume writing, preparing for interview, job search and career counselling. The offline services include: assisting employers to post jobs, interview and shortlist candidates. The second component is the Skills Bank, which is a database of certified Jamaicans, with varying skills.“Qualified persons with the required competencies are encouraged to register on-line, so in the event a job vacancy that matches their skill arises, they can be contacted,” she says.The Labour Market Intelligence is the third component. This is a combination of current and historical data on the local economy, population and labour market and also includes information on training opportunities for the youth, sources of funding for education, the most frequently advertised jobs, and summaries of labour market research conducted by MLSS.Ms. McKenzie says that there are a lot of skill areas in demand, as well as persons seeking jobs, hence the need for the upgrading of the LMIS.“From our latest studies, some of the jobs that are in demand are mainly in the health tourism sector, restaurant, and education; for example, chefs, water divers, solar technicians, science, mathematics, and foreign language educators,” Ms. McKenzie discloses.She points out that with this information, for the next financial year, 2014/15, the Ministry hopes to see an increase in the level of employment, since job seekers are more aware of the skills that are in demand and the opportunities available for training. She is also encouraging both job seekers and employers to utilize the LMIS, as the services are free of cost.Ms. McKenzie advises that for job seekers who are not technologically inclined, or do not have internet access, they can visit the Ministry at its North Street offices in Kingston, and assistance will also be provided, free of charge.“One reason why we are not charging persons to use the system is because the information that we provide, we want it to be extended locally, regionally and internationally, because it is web based,” she notes.Ms. McKenzie further informs that persons with special needs have also been taken into consideration, because often times they are not hired because of their disability, despite being skilled in various areas.“We at the Ministry believe in effective social inclusion. Whether a person is disabled, or able-bodied, they must be given equal opportunities to reach their fullest potential,” she says.In addition to the websites, persons can also visit the LMIS Facebook page at www.facebook.com/page/Jamaica Labour Market Information System, for more information.last_img read more

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Treaty 8 gears for battle with Alberta over ignored Treaty rights

first_imgAPTN National NewsFirst Nations groups from the Treaty 8 area in north-eastern Alberta say the province’s new land use plan violates their Treaty rights.First Nations from the area say they will take action.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.last_img

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Toshiba CEO promises turnaround in 5 years beefed up ethics

first_imgTOKYO – Nobuaki Kurumatani, the outsider tapped to lead scandal-tarnished Japanese electronics company Toshiba Corp., is promising a turnaround in five years by reshaping its operations and boosting profitability.Kurumatani, the first outsider to be appointed chief executive at Toshiba in more than half a century, acknowledged the system of governance and risk management had been weak. He stressed he brought to the company his experience in the financial sector, where compliance controls were tougher.Toshiba has been embroiled in an accounting scandal involving massive doctoring of books.“I feel that the organization is determined to change,” Kurumatani told reporters Tuesday at Toshiba’s Tokyo headquarters.Toshiba has also racked up heavy losses in its nuclear business and is selling its lucrative computer-chip business to avoid going belly-up.At the centre of the losses is the acquisition of CB&I Stone & Webster by its U.S. nuclear unit Westinghouse, which filed for bankruptcy protection last year.Kurumatani said the company will withdraw from all overseas nuclear operations, and the future of the energy business is moving toward renewables.Costs of building nuclear reactors have surged due to beefed-up safety measures after a March 2011 accident at a plant in Fukushima in northeastern Japan sent three reactors into meltdowns.“Toshiba has many dedicated employees and talented engineers,” Kurumutani said. “Things go well when things are good. But once things start going wrong, then it keeps going wrong.”Toshiba’s chairman stepped down last year, but veteran Satoshi Tsunakwa has stayed on as president and chief operating officer and will be working with Kurumatani toward a turnaround.Kurumatani’s rise is an effort by Toshiba to put on a fresh face to a long-pristine brand that has plunged from grace not only over the Westinghouse fiasco but also because of spiraling accounting scandals that raised serious questions about its ethical practices.Efforts to reform corporate governance turned up more embarrassing wrongdoing, which dated back years.A graduate of the prestigious University of Tokyo, Kurumatani most recently served as president of CVC Asia Pacific Japan, an investment fund.Before that, he was deputy president and a director at Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, one of Japan’s biggest banking institutions and a major Toshiba lender.Unlike previous Toshiba executives with backgrounds in engineering, Kurumatani built his career in corporate planning, public relations and auditing.Toshiba has been gradually selling off pieces of its operations, such as its medical equipment and household appliance businesses.But the key sale is its prized flash memory chip business to a consortium led by Bain Capital Private Equity. That sale was initially set to be completed in March but is ongoing, awaiting regulatory approval in China, according to Kurumatani.Toshiba has reached a settlement with American computer data storage giant Western Digital, its joint venture partner, which had initially fought the sale.Toshiba still has a sprawling infrastructure business, such as railways, power systems and factory automation. It’s still responsible for running and decommissioning dozens of nuclear reactors in Japan, including those at the Fukushima plant.Toshiba is forecasting a profit for the fiscal year that ended in March, a reversal from the red ink it had expected earlier. It racked up a loss for the previous fiscal year.___Follow Yuri Kageyama on Twitter at https://twitter.com/yurikageyamaHer work can be found at https://www.apnews.com/search/yuri%20kageyamalast_img read more

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Crews working to extinguish forest fire near the Site C Dam

first_imgThe smoke covering Fort St. John is coming from the fire that is currently uncontrolled.If the current fire suppression doesn’t work, more crews will be brought in to fight the fire Thursday.There is another fire northwest of Fort St. John, that is approximately 100 hectares in size.  The fire isn’t creating a lot of smoke today and crews are working to put out that fire.If you have any information about forest fires in our region, email news@moosefm.ca.  You can also send along any pictures or video as well. UPDATE as of 5:45 p.m. – B.C. Hydro has confirmed the fire is located approximately 3.5km upstream from the Site C Dam project.  At this time there is no concern for the workers on site or the worker accommodation.  Hydro and the B.C. Wildfire Service are monitoring the situation and their first priority is the safety of workers on site and the public.  Hydro was burning waste wood debris on Friday and Saturday near Tea Island.  The cause of Wednesday’s fire is unknown at this time.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Crews from the Forest Fire Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain a fire near the Site C Dam.The fire broke out on Wednesday and is approximately 4 hectares in size.  Crews from the Forest Service and B.C. Hydro are working to contain the fire and B.C. Hydro has hired a helicopter to help with the suppression efforts.last_img read more

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Grande Prairie RCMP Crime Reduction efforts result in arrests

first_imgCharged was 38-year-old Patrick Edens of Red Deer with traffic Safety Act offences as well as a total of 11 Criminal Code offences. Edens appeared in court on September 9.Also charged was a female youth with possession of a controlled substance. The female youth appeared in September 16. GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – On September 5, at approximately 8:00 p.m., while conducting patrols, the Grande Prairie Crime Reduction Unit located a vehicle with a stolen licence plate.According to RCMP, The CRU unit conducted a traffic stop and as a result of an investigation the driver and one passenger were arrested.During the stop, police seized a small amount of methamphetamine, a loaded restricted firearm with a tampered serial number, $300.00 in counterfeit currency, two cans of bear spray, a machete, two throwing knives and an imitation firearm.last_img read more

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In highstate of preparedness to deal with threat from Pak

first_imgNew Delhi: The Indian Air Force on Thursday said it was in a high state of preparedness to pro-actively engage any perceived threat from Pakistan, in clear indication that underlying tension between the two countries remained.Citing a document of Pakistan’s civil aviation authority, the IAF said the neighbouring country has opened its airspace with Oman, Iran, Afghanistan and China only and the 11 entry and exit points located along Indo-Pak airspace were still closed. Also Read – How a psychopath killer hid behind the mask of a devout laity!”The Indian Air Force is in a high state of preparedness, to pro-actively engage any perceived threat in the present security scenario,” the IAF said in a statement. It said a strict vigil in the skies to detect and thwart any act of aggression from Pakistan Air Force is being maintained. Officials said all the frontline IAF bases along India’s western border have been kept on maximum alert. Tensions between the two countries escalated after Indian fighters bombed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed’s biggest training camp near Balakot deep inside Pakistan on February 26. Pakistan retaliated by attempting to target Indian military installations on February 27. However, the IAF thwarted their plans. The Indian strike on the JeM camp came 12 days after the terror outfit claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Kashmir, killing 40 soldiers.last_img read more

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