Woman remains in hospital following vicious attack in Derry

first_img LUH still not ready to restore IT systems Pinterest Facebook Google+ Homepage BannerNews Twitter Woman remains in hospital following vicious attack in Derry WhatsApp Google+ Facebook Twitter Pinterestcenter_img Police in Derry  are investigating an attack on a woman in the Gobnascale area of the Waterside.The incident took place yesterday morning.A number of masked men are believed to have been involved in the incident and the woman received serious injuries during the attack.She was taken to Altnagelvin Hospital where she is still being treated for her injuries.Detectives say a motive remains under investigation and they are appealing for information.They would like to hear from anyone who saw men going to or coming from the house between 9.30am and 10.30am yesterday morning.The number to call is 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Donegal retains 14 Blue Flags, Lisfannon is not restored WhatsApp Gardai investigate deaths of two horses on the N56 Pregnant women can receive Covid vaccine at LYIT’s vaccination centre Lárionad Acmhainní Nádúrtha CTR to take part in new research project Andrew McGinley says his children are getting him through life Previous articlePringle says flood relief monies should be given directly to county councilsNext articleClaims road between Donnyloop and Clady is close to collapse News Highland By News Highland – December 9, 2015 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORlast_img read more

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Official: River-Boca Copa Libertadores final to be played at the Bernabeu

first_img Boca and River — Buenos Aires and South America’s biggest rivals — drew 2-2 in the first leg. The second leg was called off after an attack on the Boca bus by River supporters as they arrived at the stadium. 29/11/2018 Ramón Fuentes Both Boca and River accepted the proposal to play the game next month ahead of the Club World Cup, which the winner will take part in. The presdient of CONMEBOL, Alejandro Domínguez, thanked Rubiales for stepping in.  Oficial: ¡El River-Boca se jugará en el Santiago Bernabéu! IN SPORT.ES Real Madrid’s home will become the first stadium in the world to host four of football’s five biggest trophies. With the exception of the Copa America, the Bernabeu has hosted the World Cup final (1982), the European Championships final (1964), the European Cup/Champions League final and now South America’s biggest club trophy. center_img The president of the Spanish FA (RFEF), Luis Rubiales, committed ot the second leg of the final being played in Spain on Thursday. He said fans of the two teams will be received in Madrid “with open arms” and asked them to “enjoy” a “historic” game.  FIFA had asked for the RFEF’s help as they looked to solve how to move on with the final after both teams agreed not to play in Argentina after trouble marred last week’s fixture. The first options were Asunción, Doha and Miami, but Madrid has come through in the end. Argentina president Mauricio Macri, the ex-president of Boca, was involved in the negotiations.  There were rumours that Camp Nou was also in the running, but at no moment did the two clubs involved or CONMEBOL plan to play in Barcelona.  Upd. on 30/11/2018 at 11:50 CET The second leg of the Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid on Dec. 9 at 20.30h (CET), CONMEBOL have confirmed. last_img read more

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Canucks Fail Test Against Listless Stars

first_img The most disturbing trend of all is the apparent indifference of the team.  They simply are just not working hard enough to win most games.  Tonight, Dallas was definitely the team that wanted it more.  Mental errors and mistakes are common, and it just feels like the team needs to bear down and concentrate on what they are doing.  They just don’t seem to have any fight in them right now. Vigneault continues to underutilise his fourth line.  The Canucks’ fourth line has good, dependable players – Lapierre, Malhotra, and now Raymond (or, in the past, Kassian, Weise, Bitz, etc.).  They were again on the ice less than 10 minutes. Chris Tanev needs to find his way back into the lineup – stat.  The team is missing his calm demeanour and puck-moving ability. All this said, the Canucks were leading this game as late as the last TV timeout of the second period.  If they could only find a way to dig down a bit deeper when they have these one goal leads, many games would be much easier for them to close out.  Their laziness and general indifference to working hard is costing them games and points.  It’ll be interesting to see if it’s just a lull in their game or if this is how they are going to finish the year and roll into the playoffs. Leigh Ramsden lives in Vancouver and is an avid Canucks fan, having been a partial season ticket holder for over 10 years. He’s old enough to have witnessed all three Stanley Cup losses, as such, his prime goal is to remove those scars by seeing a Cup brought to Vancouver. Leigh is Fighting For Stanley’s (www.fightingforstanley.ca/vancouver) west coast correspondent, and will also blog after all Canuck games for The Nelson Daily.The Vancouver Canucks played the third game in their current seven-game homestand on Tuesday night at Rogers Arena against the visiting Dallas Stars.  Vancouver was completely outclassed in this matchup, dropping a horrible 5-2 decision to the visitors.  It was the first time the Canucks have lost back to back games in regulation since early November.It’s now six games and counting for downright bad offensive performances from the Canucks.  The offense, long a staple of this team, seems to have completely deserted them.  For long stretches tonight, it looked like the Canucks would be OK, as they nursed a one-goal lead to the last TV timeout of the second period. From there, it was all Dallas, who scored twice before the second period was out, added another one early in the third, and coasted to the easy victory.Chris Higgins, easily the Canucks’ best player, had a goal and an assist in what was Vancouver’s only silver lining.  Higgins opened the scoring at 6:45 of the second period, beating Dallas goalkeeper Richard Bachman with a nice wrist shot off the rush.  In the last couple games, the defense has been an unmitigated disaster.  Hamhuis, normally one of the steadiest defenders in the entire league, has looked shaky, as has his normal partner Kevin Bieksa.  Alex Edler remains maddeningly inconsistent – some nights he plays the way that made him an all-star, but more often lately, he appears to be a nothing more than a tentative young player.  Tonight, he was horrible on two important goals against – the second one, where he was caught on a pinch, and the pivotal third, where his failure to get the puck past the Jamie Benn led to an Alex Burrows turnover, Edler chasing in his own zone, and failing to pick up Benn who buried a shot past Luongo.  It was an absolutely horrendous stretch for the young Swede. For the Stars, their first line of Ribeiro/Eriksson/Ryder was very good tonight, as was the second line of and Adam Burish.  Both lines threatened to score on numerous occasions.  After being out of a playoff position, they now lead the Pacific Division. Burrows and Salo were both minus-3 on the night. I’ve now officially had enough of Marc-Andre Gragnani.  I don’t ever notice him doing anything out on the ice, except for going ridiculous places while on the power play.  His presence on the power play, by the way, has led to Hamhuis being removed from the PP – and while Hamhuis isn’t a classic offensive defenseman, he did well there earlier this season and he usually makes a smart play. It’s almost not worth saying it – the twins are really struggling right now, with another game without any points.  They’ve only recorded points in four of the last 13 games.  That just is not going to get it done, especially considering the third line is now virtually incapable of scoring with Sami Pahlsson as its centre (Higgins scored tonight on what was ostensibly an individual effort).  Post-game, Daniel stated that he felt his line was creating chances and they just weren’t going in, and that’s why this current funk is dissimilar to their January woes.  I don’t recall many Sedin chances tonight, but that said, it seemed like at times, they had the puck in the offensive zone and threatened.  Regardless – this is not the twins that we are used to seeing.  If they aren’t producing, this team will struggle to win, and that’s the bottom line. Kassian had his worst game as a Canuck, failing to record a shot or a hit in 13:55 of ice time.   He drew a penalty shot just 24 seconds into the game, but failed to get a shot off. In addition, coach Alain Vigneault has paired Edler and Gragnani on the PP – so now there are two left shots on one unit, and two right shots (Salo and Bieksa) on the other.  It looks awkward and ridiculous and the Canucks’ results speak for themselves. Dallas took the lead on goals from Loui Eriksson and Mike Ribeiro before the period was out to take the 2-1 lead into the locker room.The third period was all Stars.  Jamie Benn, snakebit most of the night, finally scored four minutes into the third after what can most kindly be described as a fire drill in the Canucks’ zone.  Alex Edler, against the run of play, replied just three minutes later for the Canucks, his shot deflecting off the stick of Dallas defenseman Mark Fistric past Bachman. Ribeiro restored the Stars’ two goal lead just over three minutes later after another defensive breakdown in the Canucks’ zone, continuing a common theme in the period.  Stephane Robidas, an impressive plus-4 on the night, scored into an empty net to tally Dallas’ final goal.It’s difficult to find a silver lining from tonight’s game.  The Canucks were horrible all over the ice in the last 25 minutes of the game.  Defensive breakdowns became the norm,with all of the top-4 defensemen looking brutal at one point or another. The Canucks didn’t play with any passion, physicality, or desire, as apparently they didn’t learn any lessons from Saturday’s game against Buffalo. Offensively, the team struggled as well, the top line of Sedin/Sedin/Burrows failing to score in what is becoming another disturbing trend.  Roberto Luongo can’t really be faulted for any of the goals against, but a huge save here or there at a key moment would be helpful.The Canucks are in the midst of a rough patch.  Since Christmas, the team has been faced with some bad road trips and going through this period, they have struggled to put good efforts on the ice with any consistency.  They have been lucky to get great goaltending and some timely scoring, which has salvaged a point here and there – but things appear to be coming home to roost right now.  Hopefully the Canucks can soon get out of this funk. GAME OBSERVATIONS The Canucks are showing some disturbing trends at the moment.  Most recently, they have allowed five goals against in each of the last two games, a staggering amount for this team. They just appear completely discombobulated in their own end. When the Canucks are going well, their D do a great job of knowing when, and when not, to pinch.  Tonight, bad pinches cost the team a plethora of odd-man rushes against.  Only bad bounces and luck kept Dallas from putting another three or four goals on the board. Steve Ott was great out there tonight.  The game left me wishing that we were able to get him out of Dallas at the deadline. PARTING SHOTSBroadcast Observation of the Day:  If I have to listen to Shorthouse talk about Garrett’s eating habits one more time, I am going to lose it.  Constant references to what he likes to eat while on the road are annoying and irrelevant.Dan Murphy had a good interview with Daniel Sedin after the game.   The Sedins are good – they never avoid the media and are always there to own up to shortcomings (theirs and the team’s) after games like this.  Daniel appeared calm, happy with his line’s game, and didn’t appear panicked at all – as one would expect.Looking ahead: The Canucks continue their homestand and will attempt to put this one behind them when they face the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.last_img read more

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Pochettino’s faith in Spurs squad is paying off almost without being noticed

first_imgALL the talk so far this season has been about the attacking football of Manchester City and Liverpool.Or how great Chelsea’s new manager is with his Sarri-ball, whether you believe in it or not.5 Livewire Erik Lamela has added consistency to his play under Mauricio PochettinoBut nobody has really been speaking about Tottenham, even though this is now their best start to a Premier League season after nine games.Without shouting from the rooftops, they are level on points with third-placed Chelsea and just two behind City and Liverpool.And they have managed this despite having not even played that well yet, other than when they won 3-0 at Manchester United.Harry Kane has not been at his sparkling best, even though he has scored five goals, while key men Dele Alli and Jan Vertonghen have been out injured.5 Mauricio Pochettino backed Erik Lamela and Co by making no summer buysCredit: Reuters5 Striker Harry Kane has yet to hit his best form this season – so how much better will Tottenham be when the England skipper does?Credit: Getty Images – GettySo it bodes well for their season that they are managing to get results, despite not hitting top form or being at full strength.They showed their character at West Ham on Saturday, a ground where Chelsea and United have already dropped points this season.Spurs did not have it all their own way at the London Stadium and when they came under pressure in the second half it was like, ‘OK, what have you got?’.But they showed some balls.West Ham 0-1 Tottenham: Erik Lamela scores the winner as Spurs see of Hammers in London derby They had a bit of toughness about them, with Eric Dier, Toby Alderweireld and Hugo Lloris all impressing.They also had some magic in Erik Lamela, who has now scored five goals in his last seven games.This was his first Premier League start of the season and he was outstanding.The Argentine looked confident, went past defenders with ease and brought his team-mates into the game. Up until now, he has only shown flashes of what he can do.Lamela has not done it regularly enough since he joined the club for £25.7million from Roma in 2013.5 Eric Dier shone in midfield for Spurs at West Ham as he had for England in SpainCredit: Getty Images – GettyEven though he has had injury problems, other managers would probably have lost patience in a player like Lamela a long time ago.But Mauricio Pochettino has worked with him to try to bring the best out of him — and it looks like he is now reaping the rewards.Poch has to keep faith in his players and coach them because he cannot go out and spend the sort of money his big rivals do.Mauricio Pochettino admits Tottenham need to try and sign players in January’s transfer window to progress That’s why the job he continues to do at Spurs is so impressive.I have mentioned in my column before the dangers of Tottenham not strengthening in the summer.Yet they won at West Ham with Christian Eriksen, Mousa Dembele and Son Heung-min on the bench.I also like how Pochettino continues to back English talent.5 Belgium defender Toby Alderweireld has been back this season to add the strength of old to the Tottenham defenceCredit: AFP or licensorsmost read in footballBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosFALL OF TROYDeeney calls Sky reporter ‘cheeky b******’ after he asks about retirementSHOTS FIREDDenis Irwin’s son trolls Liverpool fans with savage Steven Gerrard tweetPicturedC’MON THE LADSRamos’ becomes dad again as wife gives birth to FOURTH son Maximo AdrianoVideoROY MEANKeane says ‘that’s why they never win anything’ as Villa celebrate staying upPicturedHARRY’S HEROES Kane says goodbye to Tottenham team-mates Vertonghen and VormGREAT SCENERonnie Whelan celebrates with grandson as Liverpool lift Premier League trophyLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesRED LETTER DAYKeane and Neville urge Man Utd to invest big after securing Champions LeagueHarry Winks is the latest one to come through and he was excellent against the Hammers, carrying on from his fine performance for England against Spain.Pochettino had to steady the ship after losing three games in September.And he also suffered the setback of the new stadium being seriously delayed.So all things considered, you have to admire how Pochettino has gone about his business, got on with his work and ground out results.last_img read more

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Mauricio Pochettino fears Spurs’ stadium chaos will cost them the title

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is afraid Spurs’ stadium chaos  will cost them the title.Tottenham’s boss  feels Anfield gives  Liverpool the advantage as his second-place side battle for glory.3 Mauricio Pochettino fears Spurs’ title bid will be scuppered by the new stadiumCredit: AFPLiverpool beat Newcastle 4-0 at home on Boxing Day and Poch said: “I saw the highlights, the Anfield crowd are desperate to win and are showing their support to the team.“Anfield was amazing, every game Liverpool are at Anfield is a party and that sometimes makes a difference.”Pochettino and his players are still having to play matches at Wembley as their new £850million stadium — which was supposed to open in  September  — is not yet finished.Spurs hope to open their 62,000-seater home in February  after just 45,000 watched them thrash Bournemouth 5-0 at Wembley on Boxing Day.Lord Sugar shows off Tottenham’s new stadium – and admits he was the first to take a pee in director’s lounge3 Tottenham are yet to move into their new homeCredit: ReutersPochettino said: “We cannot ask more from our fans, they are doing a fantastic job.  The circumstances of this period in the club, we need to be strong and we cannot complain.“It’s not easy to get to Wembley on public transport, it’s not easy.“Our fans tried to raise the atmosphere but in a 90,000 stadium we’re limited to 51,000. We had 45,000.“That is why when I was asked before, ‘Do you want to move into our new stadium as soon as it is ready?’I said ‘Of course, as soon as possible,’ because it’s going to be a massive boost for the team. It’s going to be a place where the fans can help the team  achieve more. There is no doubt.Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino jokes that may go to the new stadium and help on the building site 3 Poch feels Liverpool have been inspired to top spot by their fantastic home supportCredit: AP:Associated PressTottenham 5 – 0 Bournemouth – Kane, Son, Eriksen and Moura net to move Spurs ahead of Man City“I am so happy with Wembley but tomorrow, if  the new stadium is ready, we’ll move to our new house.”Pochettino said Tottenham are planning to trigger defender Toby Alderweireld’s contract extension.The 29-year-old Belgian’s current deal is due to end in the summer.If Spurs do trigger his extra year it is likely to spark a frantic summer rush for his signature as it would activate a £25m release clause for offers made before the final two weeks of the transfer window.Most Read In SportFeatureNAKED TRUTHThe most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions in sport, including Venus WilliamsBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosLEADING BY EXAMPLEBrian O’Driscoll feels ‘too guilty’ not to wear face mask when shoppingFOND FAREWELLShane Lowry shares moving snap as he says goodbye to daughter Iris at airportVideoMAC IN ATTACKMcGregor shows off football skills as UFC star proves he’s no one-trick ponyTottenham are six points behind Liverpool and  Pochettino believes if his team do win the title it will be as remarkable as Atletico Madrid seeing off Spanish rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid to win La Liga in 2013-14.He said: “It’s true that we cannot compare with Atletico Madrid, we are completely different.“But if one day we are capable of achieving what Atletico Madrid did, to compete against the big sides like Real, then it would be the same level.”last_img read more

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Islanders Come up Short at SMU

first_imgThe Islanders (3-1) lost a tough doubles point on courts one and two as the sophomore duo of Paul Cook and Kevin Bettendroffer dropped their first loss of the season at No. 2 doubles. The pair came up short 6-1 to Nate Lammons and Arkadijs Slobodkins. SMU then captured the doubles point after Arturs Kazijevs and Markus Kerner defeated the senior-junior pair of Peter Nagy and Guillaume Rauseo, 6-4, at No. 1 doubles. After picking up their first doubles win of the season on Tuesday, Arthur Bedel and Mitchell Cook were trailing SMU’s Samm Butler and Tony Russell, 5-2, at No. 3 doubles when the point was clinched.  The Mustangs earned their fifth and final point of the day in No. 3 singles after Butler rallied back against Ricardo Mayagoitia after being a set and a break down. Mayagoitia garnered the first set 6-4, before Butler answered back with a 6-4 second-set win and 6-3 third-set victory. SMU carried its momentum over into singles play to take a 3-0 lead after picking up straight-set wins on courts five and six. Javier Pujol fell 6-1, 6-2 to Slobodkins in No. 5 singles for his first loss of the season. P. Cook also came up short in No. 6 singles, 6-3, 6-4 to Charles Nettlefold. SMU battled back from a set and a break down at three and four to claim the victory at home against a scrappy Islander team. At No. 4 singles, Rauseo bested Lammons 6-3, in the first set before Lammons rallied back to top Rauseo 6-4 in the second and 6-1 in the third to give SMU its clinching fourth point.  The final four singles matches featured three-setters. Bettendroffer put the Islanders on the board with a come-from-behind victory in No. 2 singles. The sophomore dropped the first set 6-1, before bouncing back to edge Kerner 7-5 in the second set. In the third, Bettendroffer closed out a 6-1 win for his third win of the season.center_img The highlight of the night was Nagy’s thrilling match at No. 1 singles. After dropping the first set, the senior battled back with some great shots in the second and third to win, 1-6, 6-3, 7-5 over Kazijevs, who was ranked in the ITA national rankings last season. SMU 5, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2DALLAS, Texas – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s tennis team suffered a heartbreaking 5-2, loss tonight against a very tough SMU squad at the SMU Indoor Tennis Complex. The Mustangs (7-1) clinched the doubles point before securing four of the six singles matches. The men will remain on the road to face Texas Tech in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, Feb. 14, at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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Social media

first_imgSocial media is a world within a world and for those who were born in the 21st Century, technology is only but a natural phenomenon. Cell phones, iPods, and video games are practically inevitable for teens and young adults. Along with these technologies come social media networking, which is part of the daily routine for many. Social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter and MySpace have millions of visitors daily. Facebook alone has over 500 million users which make it the most popular social network website on Earth. Research conducted by Facebook shows that 50 per cent of its users are active users who log on daily and spend over 700 billion minutes per month on the site. There is no doubt that social media and social networking are here to stay; however, added to these ‘natural’ luxuries are risks and dangers.While these sites’ open dialogue allows individuals to express themselves, there must be some amount of user censorship not necessarily by the domain host but rather by individuals themselves. Creating a profile, giving details about yourself, hobbies and educational background are all acceptable; however, for many every aspect of their day, work and lives are posted. Like driving, the users of social media should be cognisant of the five C’s – caution, care, common sense, courtesy and consideration – as many of the things posted can arise in the future to haunt thrones. Only recently, it was observed locally that a number of young persons were posting on social media their intent to resign from their current place of employment. Common sense – one of the 5 C’s – would inform that such information is personal and should not be posted on a social network, as such behaviours can stymie future employment.What if the situation changed and that person needs to stay at the current place of employment? What if an intended employer does a social media search and sees such uncouth behaviour? It is thought-provoking that an employee can overlook his /her posting on any social networking site and talk their way out of potential employment. It seems as though these consequences are often not in the minds of teens and young adults when they take to the social media world to express themselves. Interestingly, many young persons do not take into account or acknowledge the dangers of such postings on social networking sites since to them, all the social sites seem innocent.Recent research has shown one of the greatest impacts of social networking is on the social skills of people. According to a BBC report, while on one hand, social networking sites seem to bring people together and connected; on the other hand, it creates social isolation. Research has shown that older generations of networkers learnt how to communicate and interact long before networking was even a thought, but much of the younger generations do not interact socially. According to the report, social networking has created a serious breach in the ability of young people to communicate and interact with each other.It is clear that there is evidence suggesting that social networking can be risky to a dangerous extent, but it is an area that cannot be ignored, as it is the driving force of the world today. Like the many pleasures of life, social networking can be beneficial in moderation; however, unfortunately, moderation and the social media world do not coincide in society. As such, all one can hope for is that young people have a deeper understanding and be conscious of what they are posing on social media, taking into consideration its impact today, tomorrow and years ahead.last_img read more

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Imperial tackles SA artisan shortage

first_img7 March 2013 South African transport group Imperial Holdings has opened a state-of-the-art automotive technical training academy in Bellville, Cape Town. The R4-million facility, officially unveiled by Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande on Tuesday, will help the country tackle its shortage of qualified artisans. “Statistics show that the country has a shortfall of 40 000 qualified artisans against the current production rate of about 13 000 qualified artisans a year,” Nzimande said. “This academy could not have come at a better time, when the [automotive] sector is embarking on an aggressive drive to accelerate the production of qualified artisans and a technically skilled labour force.”One of three training academies The Imperial Technical Training Academy, one of three in the country, will focus on meeting the country’s need for technical skills in the passenger and commercial vehicle, auto electrical and auto-tronics industries. Sean Fenn, general manager of development and training at the academy, said the pipeline that had produced apprentices in South Africa in the past was broken. The academy was part of an engagement to repair that pipeline. According to Engineering News, Imperial will train over 350 apprentices in various related automotive trades at its Belville academy this year, and another 500 apprentices at its Germiston and Wadeville academies in Gauteng province.FET colleges key to tackling skills shortage South Africa’s National Development Plan (NDP) – which aims to ensure that all South Africans attain a decent standard of living through the elimination of poverty and reduction of inequality by 2030 – states that the country should produce more than 30 000 qualified artisans a year to meet its skilled labour demands. In squaring up to this challenge, the government had identified Further Education and Training (FET) colleges as a key part of the solution. A variety of strategies have been introduced, including introducing what can technically be called fee-free education for poor and deserving students at FET colleges, along with a turnaround strategy to improve the quality of management and teaching at these institutions. The government is also making a concerted effort to change the negative perceptions around FET colleges. It has declared 2013 the Year of the Artisan, with the slogan “It’s cool to be an Artisan”. Funding for students, work seekers Nzimande said the government had made a firm commitment to implement a funding mechanism that would subsidize young people seeking work or placement in various companies. Funding for loans and bursaries for students wanting to study at universities and colleges has been upped from R2.375-billion in 2008 to well over R6-billion this year. In addition, over the next three years, an amount of R1.7-billion has been set aside for student accommodation, with universities contributing R600-million to this project. The initiatives are bearing fruit. Enrolment at these colleges shot up from 350 000 in 2010 to 650 000 last year, with about 42 percent of students enrolled for engineering. The government’s massive investments must be viewed against one of the most concerning features of the South African landscape – a steadily growing number of people aged between the ages of 18 and 24 who are not in education, employment or training. “I must assure you though that a lot is being done to ensure that these young people have a second chance to become productive citizens and take their right place in society,” Nzimande said on Wednesday. SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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8 days agoMan City join interest in Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Haaland

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City join interest in Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Haalandby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City have joined the interest in Red Bull Salzburg star Erling Haaland.The Norwegian striker has caught the attention of top clubs after a staggering 18 goals in 11 games this season.The 19-year-old is also wanted by Real Madrid, Barcelona and Manchester United among a number of others.And City have joined them after sending scouts to watch the forward against Liverpool in the Champions League, says The Sun.It is understood Salzburg are looking to get around £50m for Haaland, but would be reluctant to sell in January. last_img

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Federal and Quebec governments fund aluminum smelting breakthrough

first_imgSAGUENAY, Que. – Aluminum giants Alcoa Inc. and Rio Tinto Group are teaming up with Apple Inc. and the federal and Quebec governments to commercialize the world’s first carbon-free aluminum smelting process.Described by the companies as the most significant innovation in the aluminum industry in 100 years, the new process eliminates greenhouse gas emissions from traditional smelting by instead producing oxygen.Ottawa, Quebec and Apple Inc. are investing in a joint venture between Alcoa and Rio Tinto called Elysis, which will commercialize the new, more environmentally friendly way of producing aluminium.Elysis will have its headquarters in Montreal and a research facility in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean region.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the new technology is exactly what the federal government is looking to invest in.“We no longer have a choice,” Trudeau told a news conference in Saguenay, about 200 kilometres north of Quebec City. “We need to create durable, economic development, while protecting the environment and today’s announcement is a magnificent example of this.”The joint venture expects large-scale deployment of the technology by 2024 and will be given a total of $188 million from Alcoa, Rio Tinto, Ottawa, the Quebec government and Apple to develop and license the technology so it can be used to retrofit smelters or build new facilities.Rio Tinto said in a statement the technology “has the potential to reduce annual greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 6.5 million metric tonnes in Canada, the equivalent of taking 1.8 million light vehicles off the road.”The aluminum companies added that Elysis “has the potential” to create more than 1,000 jobs by 2030, “while securing 10,500 existing aluminium jobs in Canada.”Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, also on hand for the announcement, said it will take a few years to get a better idea of greenhouse gas emission reductions with the new innovation.“Perhaps, between 2024 and 2030, we’ll be seeing the real impact of the new technology,” he said. “Aluminum products are not the main source of emissions right now. The main source is transportation.“There is a connection. The better the quality of aluminum, the better the quality of the car, and fewer emissions will be produced.”Ottawa and Quebec are contributing $60 million each, with the Quebec government getting a 3.5 per cent stake in the venture and Alcoa and Rio Tinto splitting the remaining ownership equally.Alcoa and Rio Tinto will invest $55 million in the project.Apple, which put forth $13 million, helped facilitate the collaboration between Alcoa and Rio Tinto and has vowed to provide technical support as the project progresses.last_img read more

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