QPR forward ‘set for Brentford’

first_imgRob Hulse could join Brentford, according to the Daily Mirror.It is claimed the Bees are looking to take him on loan from QPR, where he is not part of manager Mark Hughes’ plans.Hulse, who turns 33 next month, is one of a number of players Hughes is keen to offload.Luke Young, DJ Campbell and keeper Radek Cerny have also been tipped to leave Loftus Road on loan.Brentford enquired about Hulse in March but Hughes was reluctant to loan out any of his 25-man squad, which the striker was then part of.Related West London Sport story: Brentford ask about QPR striker (16 March)Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

Blues leave Crabs shell-shocked in 13-1 rout

first_imgThe San Luis Obispo Blues certainly gave plenty of what its namesake suggests Friday night, dismantling the Humboldt Crabs 13-1 at the Arcata Ball Park.And no Crabbie got it worse than starting pitcher Josh Mollerus.He started off strong, striking out the first two Blues’ batters he faced Friday night before forcing the third Blues batter he saw to ground out and end the inning.Same deal in the second. After walking the first batter he faced Mollerus and the Crabs finished off the frame with …last_img

Free schooling for five million

first_imgThe department of education announced that the amount of no-fee schools and learners will more than double in 2007.Currently there are 7 800 no-fee schools in the country, but in 2007 the total of schools will be more than 13 000. This means more than 5 million learners from poor households will not have to pay school fees. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterOver five million children across South Africa will benefit from the country’s no-fee schools policy in 2007, the Department of Education said on Wednesday.In total, 5 001 874 learners from 13 856 schools across the country have been listed by the provincial departments as beneficiaries of the policy for the 2007 academic year.This follows Education Minister Naledi Pandor’s recent announcement in Parliament that 40% of the country’s learners would benefit from the policy next year.There are currently 7 800 no-fee schools in the country, benefiting approximately 2.5-million students.The government introduced the no-fee school policy to end the marginalisation of poor learners. This is in line with the country’s Constitution, which stipulates that citizens have the right to basic education regardless of the availability of resources.The policy was introduced early this year as part of the Education Amendment Act, signed into law by President Thabo Mbeki in January.The no-fee policy empowers the minister of education to exempt certain schools from charging fees, based on poverty levels of the area they serve. The government determines which schools qualify to be no-fee schools using data from the Poverty Index supplied by Statistics South Africa.Up to R530 per learner is allocated for each designated school.In addition to this, the department is developing a framework which will allow schools in more affluent areas to receive subsidies if they enrol non-fee learners.Schools are compelled to inform parents of the school fee exemption for poor learners.The province with the highest number of learners not paying fees next year is KwaZulu-Natal, which will have 1 173 503 beneficiaries enrolled at its 3 341 no-fee schools.The Northern Cape – the country’s least densely populated province – will have the lowest number of non-paying learners, with 102 244 children at its 335 no-fee schools.Source: South African Government News Agency.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

‘Continent of opportunities’ at Mining Indaba

first_img27 January 2014Business and political thought-leaders from Africa, Australia, North America and the UK will headline the 20th annual Investing in African Mining Indaba, taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 3 to 6 February.Mining Indaba’s “legendary robust discussions and access to industry game-changers” are expected to attract approximately 8 000 delegates this year, according to the organisers. About half the delegates are likely to be from Africa, with the rest coming from Europe, Australia, the Americas and Asia.The event will feature more than a dozen keynote speakers and over 50 sessions on investment opportunities and the leading mining companies across the African mining value chain.“This reflects accelerated mining interest around the African continent and underlines the essence of the Mining Indaba – this is where the world really connects with African mining,” event managing director Jonathan Moore said in a recent statement.South African Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu will deliver the welcoming address, while Eleni Gabre-Madhin, founder of the Ethiopia Commodity Exchange and recently named one of the 100 Most Influential Africans, heads up an impressive list of keynote speakers.Colin Barnett, Western Australia’s minister for state development, will focus on win-win mining scenarios for investors, mining companies and governments. Canadian consultant Phil Newman, CEO of CRU Strategies, will discuss the changing face of world mineral supply. And Paul Collier, director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, will discuss mining and sustainable development.Makhtar Diop’s keynote address will be informed by his World Bank experience, currently as vice-president for the Africa region.Keynote panels will tackle themes such as the current status and future outlook for African mining and the impact of Asian growth on African mining. Participating in both topics will be Frank Holmes, adviser on sustainable development to the William J Clinton Foundation, and David Hale, a Chicago-based economist renowned for his global market research and insights.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

December 6 2006 Cosanti Foundation Director To

first_imgDecember 6, 2006 Cosanti Foundation Director Tomiaki Tamura developed a series of light shows called PICTOGRAPHS. Each presentation is finely choreographed with changing lights and dancers, projecting images from infront of the Music Center onto the mesa across from the site. [Photo: Alfonso Elia & text: sa] Last evening, with a beautiful full moon, Tomiaki put together a Pictograph rehearsal to the dramatic sounds of ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ by Pink Floyd. [Photo: Alfonso Elia, Andrea Paneghetti & text: sa] After the show, activities continued at the pool, right now at a temperature of 40 degree fahrenheit. The Arcosanti ‘Polar Bear Club’ enjoyed a refreshing dip and warmed up afterwards by a cosy fire. Workshop participant Sung Sik Cho was the champion of endurance. [Photo: Andrea Paneghetti & text: sa]last_img read more

Streaming services from broadcasters and pay TV op

first_imgStreaming services from broadcasters and pay TV operators are giving Netflix and Amazon Prime Video a run for their money in France, Germany and the UK, according to new research.Data from research house App Annie analysing monthly active users shows YouTube is the most popular destination for video streaming in the three major European territories.In France streaming services from Orange, SFR and Canal+ – TV d’Orange, SFR TV and myCanal – all ranked higher than Netflix, which has struggled to establish itself in the country, only just making the top ten and placing ninth in the ranking.In Germany the TV Spielfilm service was second behind YouTube, with Amazon Prime Video third, pubcaster ZDF’s ZDF-App fourth. Netflix was fifth, ahead of Twitch and pay TV platform Sky’s Sky Go.In the UK the BBC iPlayer streaming and catch-up service ranked second. Netflix was fourth and Amazon did not feature in the top ten.“TV-first companies such as Sky, the BBC, ITV and Channel 4 have gained a particularly strong beachhead in the UK,” App Annie noted.“Early entry into the streaming market and strong promotion via their existing networks have given them a powerful first-mover advantage.”In terms of how users access mobile video, App Annie said mobile – meaning smartphone or tablet – accounted for 46% of usage.last_img read more