Past the finishing post

first_imgCaymanas Park Results forMarch 12, 2016Track Condition: GoodWeather: FineRace 1 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. SIMPLY THE BEST PFrancis 50.02. PROUD PRESIDENT AChatrie 52.5 10L3. MEGATRON SEllis 53.0 1/2L4. GLYDER CBudhai 51.0 2 1/2LWIN: $94.00Final Time : 1:06.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.2,Winner : 3yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD – SUPA LEITrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : DONALD WEHBY & CLOVIS METCALFEBred by HERMINE & LEISHA METCALFEQu: $699.00 Ex: $1,267.00Trifecta: $494.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE*1. FREE RANGE DDawkins3 50.02. BIG BUCK JInnis4 51.0 3L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 3/4L4. CONNOR JPatterson4 51.0 6 1/2LWIN: $89.00PLACE: $75.00, $271.00, $135.00Final Time: 1:17.1 Splits : 23.2, 48.0Winner: 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO – PERFECT STORMTrainer: PATRICK LYNCH Owner: MICHAEL MARLOWEBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $776.00 Ex: $1,067.00D/E: $156.00Superfecta: $5,995.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $768,000)NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIALWEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 53.02. RUNNING STAR DDawkins3 50.0 9L3. FLYING MACHINE SMuir 53.0 3/4L4. MEMORY OF TS RHalledeen 55.0 2 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $54.00Final Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – CLASSY CHANELTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : TEST PILOTSBred by REEVES, EVERDEEN MAXWELLQu: $123.00 Ex: $186.0D/E: $142.00Superfecta: $485.00Rolling Triple: $326.00Race 4 1820 M (Purse $530,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. GO GO TRAIN JInnis4 47.5*2. BATIDOR DE MUNDO BebHarvey3 52.5 Neck3. TROPICALDEPRESSION JPatterson4 49.0 4 1/2L4. PAPER N LACE OnBeckford4 50.5 1 1/2LWIN: $368.00PLACE: $101.00, $66.00, $109.00Final Time: 2:01.1 Splits : 27.2, 52.4, 1:18.0, 1:45.3Winner : 6yo b mare – WESTERN CLASSIC – SHANEISHATrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner: RAYMOND TOWNSENDBred by HARRY PARSARDQu: $455.00 Ex: $1,471.00D/E: $709.00Superfecta: $25,236.00Rolling Triple: $2,018.00Race 5 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. MIND SET OWalker 55.02. BALLON D’OR LSteadman3 53.0 1 3/4L3. SHINE RMairs 54.0 3/4L4. STORMING DDawkins3 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $102.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $56.00Final Time : 1:27.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.1, 1:12.3Winner : 4yo colt – BURNING MARQUE – PROUD AGAINTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Qu: $97.00 Ex: $203.00D/E: $1,122.00Superfecta: $473.00Rolling Triple: $1,656.00Race 6 2000 M (Purse $530,000)NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. CAPTAIN GRANVILLE ZMeikle 54.0*2. SIR BIGGS SEllis 56.0 *1/1 1/2L3. BRIDLED PRINCESS JPatterson4 48.5 3/4L4. SNEAK PEEK DaneNelson 52.5 2L5. MINY LEE HLewis 53.0 3 1/2L6. MEET JUSTIN HPottinger4 50.5 1/2LWIN: $1,133.00PLACE: $190.00, $67.00, $260.00Final Time : 2:15.0 Splits : 25.4, 52.4, 1:17.3, 1:44.1Winner : 4yo colt – BRIDLED QUEST – LADY BALARITrainer : LANCE P. RICHARDS Owner : MICHAEL E KENNEDYBred by GRANVILLE BYLESQu: $1,972.00 Exacta: $5,697.00D/E: $3,322.00Trifecta: $9,175.00Hit-6 carry-over : $81,047.20Rolling Triple: $56,182.00Super-6: $84,913.80Race 7 1100 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. FORCE DE JOUR JPatterson4 56.02. DREAMCOMETRUE DaneNelson 54.0 3L3. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JErwin 55.0 1 1/2L4. UNBREAKABLE BebHarvey3 52.0 3 1/2LWIN: $222.00PLACE: $232.00, $78.00, $165.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 5yo colt – SHARP HUMOR – SONG BIRD TOOTrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner: VINCENT MAINEBred by DOUG BRANHAMQu: $476.00 Ex: $910.00D/E: $6,401.00Trifecta: $11,990.00Rolling Triple: $45,583.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIALWEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 53.02. LIKE A LADY CChow 53.0 9/23. PATCH RWilson 53.5 7/2 Nose*4. HELLO LADY SEllis 53.0 2 1/2L5. IGNITION OMullings 53.0 1LLate scratch : #5 EXECUTIVE CHARMWIN: $141.00PLACE: $77.00, $142.00, $97.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.3,Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – THE GOLDEN ONETrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : NICHOLAS WEHBYBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $443.00 Ex: $642.00D/E: $574.00Trifecta: $4,450.00Hi-5: $1,216.00Rolling Triple : (7-4-4) $27,455.00Pick-4 : $708,800.00RODERICK “PILOT” FRANCIS MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 9 1200 M (Purse $650,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE NOV.12(Sponsored by B & D TRAWLING LTD).1. EL CLIENTE LSteadman3 54.02. EUSEBIA BebHarvey3 51.0 6L3. BURNING MEDIC AndrePowell4 52.0 2L4. REIGN OVER ALL RHalledeen 54.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $182.00PLACE: $105.00, $69.00, $138.00Final Time: 1:15.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.4Winner : 6yo b horse – SEEKING THE GLORY – RHYTHMICAL RAINTrainer: ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MERCURIALBred by CARL CHANG & PETER CHUCKQu: $323.00 Exacta: $513.00D/E: $415.00Superfecta: $4,549.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. BIG MISTAKE AndrePowell4 51.02. DUTCHESS URIEL LSteadman3 53.5 11 1/2L3. GUAVA GROUND RWilson 54.0 1 1/4L4. URBAN PRINCIPAL OBennett 56.0 1 1/4L5. ZOOMIN RLahoe 52.5 1 1/4LDNF: #7 ZANDRINA AMartin 54.0 2/1Late scratch : #2 DANCEHALL SWEET, #13 TAMARAQWIN: $139.00PLACE: $81.00, $69.00, $473.00Final Time: 0:59.3 Splits: 22.4, 46.2Winner : 3yo b colt – HE’STHEREALTHING – PECCADILLOTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ELIZABETH DACOSTABred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $394.00 Ex: $641.00D/E: $988.00 (3-2) $166.00Trifecta: $368,520.00Hi-5 carry-over : $62,630.75Rolling Triple: $1,528.00PlacePot 8: $1,623.00CHAIRMAN’S TROPHYRace 11 1500 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. FRANFIELD DaneNelson 52.5*2. SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.0 1 1/4L3. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 57.0 4 1/2L4. CAMPESINO PFrancis 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $252.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 23.2, 45.0Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – SUPA LEITrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner: ELITE BLOODSTOCK LIMITEDBred by HERMINE & LEISHA METCALFEQu: $251.00 Ex: $978.00D/E: $1,244.00Trifecta: $3,080.00Rolling Triple: $6,526.00Race 12 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. ZEEVA AChatrie 52.5*2. AGAKHAN RHalledeen 54.0 1L3. GOLD SCREW MWard4 50.0 1 1/2L4. ROCKETEER JInnis4 48.0 1/2L5. JUNIOR DON RLahoe 54.0 1 1/2LWIN: $571.00PLACE: $232.00, $90.00, $538.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 23.0, 45.4Winner : 5yo b filly – SHUFFLING MADDNES – LADY SARKATrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner : MR.PHWBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,351.00 Ex: $2,476.00D/E: $4,479.00Trifecta: $117,350.00Hi-5 carry-over : $213,378.75Rolling Triple: $25,181.00Pick-4: $95,464.00Super-6: $526,663.90Pick-9: $53,992.00; $616.50Carry-over: $3,653,250.30last_img read more

Teen film fest sparks creativity

first_img“You learn through trial and error and after a while get better,” he said. “It used to be after one take I was done. For `Masquerade’ we shot in the classroom for eight hours. … I’ve had more than 20 takes for one scene.” In “Masquerade,” Moore used classmates, parents and even teacher Larry Jones, whose Moorpark High teams have won two National Academic Decathlon championships. The film showed how pressure for academic and financial success at home and at school can stifle a teenage girl’s artistic inclinations. Moore said he plans to enter the teen video festival again this year and to go on to film school after he graduates from high school. “Entering the film festival encourages you to constantly be doing more,” he said. “You can’t really grow if you haven’t learned what works and what doesn’t work.” J.J. Linsalata, the chairman and co-producer of the festival, an assistant director of films and television shows and a former teacher at New York University’s film school, said the only way to learn filmmaking is through experience. “Trying, failing and trying again is essential to learning any art form, and film encompasses many forms,” Linsalata said. “If they keep trying, they grow.” Blum is a perfect example of that. He started out with a documentary about a trip to a fire station with his father and kept entering each year until he won best overall video last year for a documentary called “Operation Footprint: The Steps to a New Life.” To make that film, Blum accompanied a group of doctors on a trip to Honduras, where they did surgery on children with club feet. Linsalata said documentaries don’t often win best overall film honors, so for Blum to win in the teen competition was unusual. It would be like Al Gore’s global-warming documentary winning the Best Picture Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards, he said. “To keep trying is the best thing you can really do. You’re learning something each time about putting a film together,” said Blum, who plans to enter the film festival for the sixth time this year with a short in honor of his grandfather, Jules Turbin, who died last year at 73. When he graduates from Thousand Oaks High School, Blum plans to attend California State University, Northridge, where he hopes his experience in the teen video festival will help him get into the competitive film program. Nancy Schroeder, a former CNN reporter who has been teaching mass media at Thousand Oaks High for 11 years, said he is one of her star students, although any one of them could be the next Spielberg. “When you deal with creativity, it’s just fun every day,” she said, adding that the Internet has given teens today a whole new outlet for their work. “This generation has taken creativity beyond any other.” eric.leach@dailynews.com (805) 583-7602 Information The ninth annual Conejo Teen Video Festival is accepting entries through June 1. Entry forms and details are available at the festival’s Web site, www.conejoteenvideofestival.org. For more information, call Time Warner Community Cable at (818) 879-5993, Ext. 220, or Pete Martinez at (805) 381-2793.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! THOUSAND OAKS – Kellen Moore and Aaron Blum are still teenagers, but they are veteran moviemakers with years of experiences that have taught them to try over and over again – whether they win awards or not. Moore first entered the Conejo Teen Video Festival when he was 15. Blum’s first attempt came at age 12. Neither won awards at first, but last year both were among the top winners in the competition that has attracted more than 1,000 entries over the past eight years from throughout Ventura and Los Angeles counties. “I don’t think anyone can honestly think the first time they try something they can be perfect at it,” said Moore, 18, a Moorpark High School senior who won the best cinematography award last year for his film “Masquerade” and best technical achievement for a music video called “One Word.” last_img

Vardy gives Puel perfect start as Leicester boss

first_imgDespite a poor start to the season that cost Craig Shakespeare his job, Leicester’s third win of the campaign lifts them to the relative safety of 11th in the table while Everton, who parted company with Ronald Koeman earlier this week, are mired in the relegation zone.“I was impressed with my players,” said Leicester boss Claude Puel. “It was a very good first half and there were good combinations between the players for the first goal.“It was more difficult in the second half because Everton are good. But I saw a team with a good attitude and good structure and solidarity.“I want to say thanks to our fantastic fans for their warm welcome. It was a day that was perfect but it’s just the beginning I hope of something.”The home side took the lead in the 18th minute following a surging run by Gray, who picked up the ball deep in his own half, skipped past a couple of challenges and raced over the halfway line before releasing Riyad Mahrez on the right.Mahrez crossed for Vardy to blast into the roof of the net, sending the King Power Stadium into raptures.The rampant hosts were 2-0 up 11 minutes later when Jonjoe Kenny sliced Gray’s effort from the left into the far corner of his own net past the helpless Jordan Pickford.Brighton’s striker Glenn Murray (L) wins this header to score against Southampton on October 29, 2017 © AFP / Glyn KIRKIt initially appeared to be an own goal but was awarded to Gray — who has struggled to pin down a first-team place — following a review.– Everton changes –Everton’s caretaker boss David Unsworth made a double change at half-time, bringing on Oumar Niasse and Beni Baningime for Aaron Lennon and Kevin Mirallas but although his team were brighter, Leicester kept them at arm’s length, limiting clear-cut chances.The away team enjoyed the bulk of the possession as the game wore on and Unsworth brought on Gylfi Sigurdsson for Wayne Rooney with just over a quarter of an hour still to play, but it was Leicester who were again the more threatening side in the closing stages.“I went with the best team to try to win. The first half wasn’t acceptable, but the second half we didn’t get the rewards that our dominance justified,” said Unsworth.“Whoever gets the honour of being Everton boss, including me, needs time with this set of players.”Earlier, Brighton and Hove Albion recovered from conceding an early goal to draw 1-1 with Southampton in a dull clash of south-coast rivals, a result that leaves both clubs in mid-table.Southampton took the lead in the seventh minute when Steven Davis pounced after a brilliant free-kick from James Ward-Prowse came back off the woodwork.Newly-promoted Brighton levelled shortly after the break when Glenn Murray headed in a Pascal Gross cross from the right at the back post.On Saturday, Manchester City won their eighth consecutive Premier League match to maintain their five-point lead over rivals Manchester United.Pep Guardiola’s free-scoring side beat West Bromwich Albion 3-2 away from home, after a late Anthony Martial goal was enough for United to edge third-placed Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at Old Trafford.Elsewhere, there were wins for Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool as the ‘Big Six’ began to flex their muscles, now occupying the top six places in the table.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Leicester City’s striker Jamie Vardy (C) scores against Everton on October 29, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 29 – Jamie Vardy gave Claude Puel the perfect start to his Leicester City reign on Sunday as the former Premier league champions returned to their counter-attacking best, brushing aside managerless Everton 2-0.In a throwback to their 2015-16 title-winning season, Leicester caused problems for the visitors from the start, breaking with pace and purpose as Demarai Gray proved a real handful for the struggling Merseyside team.last_img read more

Coutinho, Van Dijk transfers push January window to record

first_imgEnglish clubs still outstripped the Spanish, though, as Liverpool paid £75 million for central defender Van Dijk.Manchester City also forked out for a defender with Aymeric Laporte costing £57 million from Athletic Bilbao while Arsenal splashed £56 million on Gabon striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Borussia Dortmund.English clubs spent $482.8 million, a 181 percent increase on last year.The FIFA TMS platform that tracks international transfers said a total of $1.28 billion was spent despite only 15 percent of the 3,317 transfers around the world commanding a fee.Teams from the ‘big five’ leagues of England, Spain, Germany, Italy and France spent 784 million euros ($979m) in January, up 70.5 percent on the equivalent period in 2017, although outlay in the latter three actually went down.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Philippe Coutinho cost Barcelona 160 million euros ($192 million), the biggest fee of the January transfer window © AFP / JOSE JORDANPARIS, France, Feb 16 – Liverpool’s record sale of Philippe Coutinho to Barcelona and acquisition of Virgil Van Dijk from Southampton pushed January transfer window spending to new heights, a FIFA report published on Friday revealed.La Liga giants Barca led the way with the 160 million euros ($192 million) signature of Brazilian attacking midfielder Coutinho as Spanish clubs spent more money than in the previous seven January windows put together — their $361.3 million represented a massive 560.4 percent increase on 2017.last_img read more

Tottenham defender Fazio undergoing medical at West Brom

first_img Tottenham defender Federico Fazio 1 West Brom are close to signing Federico Fazio from Tottenham after the defender arrived at the club for a medical.The Argentine is undergoing tests and will talk terms the Baggies having travelled to the training ground on Friday.Tony Pulis is confident the transfer will be completed in time for the 28-year-old to don the Baggies shirt to face Chelsea in the Premier League on Sunday.“The lad is here and having a medical and we’re hoping to get it done,” the manager told a press conference.“He’s a very good defender coming from a top club in Tottenham and the boy wants to play regular football.“He wants to show that he can not only compete but do well in the Premier League and I think that ambition, drive and desire is what you need in your club.“He’s been a top player for Sevilla and I think he will be a top signing for the club.”Pulis also denied the deal is linked with Tottenham’s pursuit of Saido Berahino after the Baggies rejected Spurs’ bid for the striker this week.He added: “That deal has nothing to do with Saido’s position at the football club. We want Saido to stay. You never say never but we want him to stay. It would be in his best interests.”Fazio signed a four-year contract at Tottenham last summer after joining from Sevilla, where he won the Europa League in 2014.He made 31 appearances for Spurs last season but is yet to play this term after the signing of Toby Alderweireld.Fazio’s imminent arrival casts doubt over the future of Joleon Lescott at The Hawthorns, with Pulis refusing to offer guarantees over his future.last_img read more

GAA: FANAD GAELS CLUB NOTES

first_imgThe Gaeil Fhánada  GAA Cúl Camp will take place  from July 18th-22nd for boys and girls from 6-13 and provides a great week of sport, fun and activity.  Application forms can be down loaded from @ vhiculcamps@gaa.ie or from  Mace Kerrykeel, Shiels Fanavolty and Ballylar P.O, and co-ordinator Fiona Shiels.Gaeil Fhánada Senior and Reserve teams travel to take on Bundoran in the League on Saturday evening, matches at 5.30 and 7.00.U8  training will resume on Friday 15 July at 6:30 in Portsalon,  new players welcome. Ádh mór do dhamhsóirí na nDúnaibh atá ag glacadh páirt I gcomórtas Strictly Come Dancing ar óiche Dé haAoine seo in Óstan an Downings Bays, beidh na buaiteoirí ón babhta seo san iomaíocht le buaiteoirí babhta Gaeil Fhánada ar an 29ú san “Grand  Final’’ sna Dúnaibh ar an 12ú Lúnasa. Ceist mór na hAoise seo, cé h-iad na damhsóirí is fear??! Níl ach fíor bheagán ticéidí fagtha do bhabhta Ghaeil Fhánada sa Milford Inn ar Dé hAoine an 29ú Iúil.Ádh mór fósta d’fhoireann Dhún na nGall I gCluain Eois ar Dé Domhnaigh, tá sé in am na brait a chuir in airde! The Club would encourage all supporters to fly the Donegal flag this week as we head into the Ulster Final in Clones, good luck to Jim and the boys and hopefully the Anglo Celt Cup will be back in the county on Sunday evening!Lotto: No Jackpot winner last week. Numbers drawn :  3, 8, 10, 11 &  15,   bonus no 20. €100 winner was Gráinne Ní Fhríl, 9159239,   and €50 winner was R A Nic Suibhne, Cúl a Doire. Next draw for jackpot of €2100 takes place in Paddy Jacks  this weekend.GAA: FANAD GAELS CLUB NOTES was last modified: July 12th, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAA: FANAD GAELS CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

Outbreak of flu-like illness leaves Letterkenny Hospital under pressure

first_imgAn outbreak of a flu-like illness has left Letterkenny University Hospital under severe pressure today.A spokesman confirmed the Emergency Department at the hospital is extremely busy this week with a significant increase in the numbers of patients presenting with respiratory and flu-like illness.Patients with flu require isolation to prevent the spread of infection and this is a significant challenge. The spokesperson added “Actions are underway in the hospital to alleviate the waiting times for patients requiring hospital admission include additional reviews and early discharges.”Hospital management say they regret the delays experienced by their patients.The spokesperson added “We are committed to treating everyone who presents at our ED but we do so strictly in order of medical priority and apologise for the long wait times currently.”Outbreak of flu-like illness leaves Letterkenny Hospital under pressure was last modified: November 22nd, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Services for South Africans abroad

first_imgFind or list a South African business abroad, get a job, phone home for less, track down long-lost friends, sort out your immigration paperwork, send photos back home, swap holiday accommodation … here’s some specialist services for South Africans living abroad. Also check out:Buy SA goods abroad – South African food, wine, groceries, crafts and other goodies. And you can send them home as gifts – in most cases, without moving from your keyboard. SA communities abroad – The websites and clubs for South Africans abroad offer a range of networking and other services. The SA London community – SA news, services, clubs, communities, business networks and entertainment in London.Business listings, networkingAfricaUK – Portal for African people and organisations in the UK. Offers free listings in a directory of African based businesses and services in the UK.OSTA (Overseas Trading Agents and Product Sourcing Specialists) provide sourcing and agency services to companies looking to expand their trade export markets or import new products. Their primary focus is on South Korea and South Africa. However, they have an extensive worldwide network of affiliates, and provide trade agency and product sourcing services to countries and companies all over the world.Reconnect Africa – Online careers, business and people management magazine for African professionals around the world. Offers information and services for employers and for graduates and professionals in Africa and the Diaspora seeking employment or investment opportunities in Africa.SA Business Club – Business networking organisation of South Africans in the UK. For an annual membership fee, members get a company/individual listing in an online members’ directory, access to a range of business and social networking functions, and more.South African America Business Club – Networking and business development forum for business professionals with South African connections living and working in the United States.SA Promo – Platform for South African businesses, whether based in SA or the UK, to promote their products and services to the South African market in the UK.Slapchips.com – Business directory of South African expat-owned businesses abroad; jobs for South Africans abroad.Emigration, employmentBreytenbachs – London-based law firm specialising in work permits, immigration, property and general legal services for South African and other Commonwealth citizens living and working in the UK. Web site also in Afrikaans.Slapchips.com – Business directory of South African expat-owned businesses abroad; jobs for South Africans abroad.WORKgateways – helps organise engineering, town planning and construction jobs in the UK for travellers from South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.Re-migration, employmentCareers in Africa – Helping thousands of high-calibre candidates each year to find challenging and rewarding careers with the world’s best employers across South Africa.Come Home Campaign – An initiative of trade union movement Solidarity and the Company for Immigration. Helps “remigrants” find work in SA, register children born abroad, get immigration documents for spouses, have overseas qualifications evaluated locally, and more. Homecoming Revolution – First National Bank-sponsored initiative that encourages and assists South Africans living abroad to return home. Offers financial and lifestyle services, and advice on everything from opening a bank account from overseas to bringing a car/pets/money/non-South African partner into the country, tax on foreign funds, dual citizenship and more.Finding old friendsSAReunited – track down your long-lost school and varsity friends – both those at home and overseas.SchoolFriends South Africa – get back in touch with your old friends in SA. Lists over 30 000 SA schools, universities and colleges.Facebook has a superb search engine for finding friends, including pages for schools, businesses and the like.Phoning home for lessHelloHowzit – offers low rates on pre-paid calling cards, especially to South Africa, from Australia, Canada and the USA.Yebo Africa – aims to provide the cheapest calls – 5.45p per minute – and best possible line quality from the UK to South Africa.Other servicesCashKows – CashKows is the premier provider of professional and financial services to South Africans living overseas. CashKows can assist you to repatriate funds from a wide range of sources in South Africa including most recently, retirement annuities.Zuid- Afrika Huis Biblioteek – (also in English) waarskynlik die grootste Afrikaanstalige biblioteek buite Afrika.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

South Africa fields strong team at Davos 2011

first_imgAgainst a backdrop of snowy Swiss slopes,a billboard in Davos invites delegates atthe 2010 event to experience South Africa.(Image: World Economic Forum) MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa  +27 11 483 0122• Zanele Mngadi  Chief director, Presidency communications  +27 12 300 5431 or +27 82 330 1148 RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s BRIC membership to boost country• Team SA punts country in Davos • Zuma welcomes world at Davos • SA hosts World Economic Forum • South Africans leading the worldMediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterThe World Economic Forum’s (WEF) annual meeting runs from 26 to 30 January in Davos, Switzerland, and as was the case in previous years, South Africa is well represented in 2011.Team SA 2011 is headed by President Jacob Zuma, who is accompanied by key delegates from the private and public sectors, including finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, tourism Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, and energy Minister Dipuo Peters.Brand South Africa’s CEO Miller Matola, chairperson Anitha Soni and marketing manager Sophie Masipa, among other Brand South Africa personnel, are also attending the high-powered gathering of political and business leaders.The 2011 WEF meeting convenes under the theme Shared Norms for the New Reality, and will address a number of concerns facing world leaders today. They include the rise of digital media and technology; the emergence of blossoming superpowers such as China and India; debt, joblessness and decreased growth in Western countries; and the failure of the global economic system to successfully address issues such as poverty, inequality and the environment.South Africa’s agenda runs on three levels. On a national scale, the aim is to promote the country as a competitive nation, and to attract investment to boost economic growth and create more jobs.At a regional level, the country will drive relevant issues of concern to the continent, and on a global scale, the delegation will promote South Africa as a competent player on the world stage.South Africa’s Presidency describes the four central pillars of the 2011 meeting as: • Responding to the new reality; • Economic outlook and policies for defining inclusive growth; • Supporting the G20 agenda; • Building a risk response network.Zuma is scheduled to host a dialogue with some 60 CEOs of international corporations, where he and his ministerial delegation will discuss opportunities in South Africa.Attractive investment and tourism destinationAccording to Matola, the country has already demonstrated its capabilities to the world, and although Brand South Africa’s representation at Davos 2011 consequently doesn’t need to be as big as the previous year, the organisation will continue to position South Africa as an attractive investment and tourism destination.Soni said that private-public partnerships were all-important.“At Davos 2010 our partnership with the private section saw South Africa represented at most panels and plenary sessions. We flew the flag high, but ongoing partnerships are vital if we are to successfully focus on what we want to achieve.”In 2010 Brand South Africa ran a successful campaign, titled Experience South Africa, to promote the country, which included huge, visually stunning billboards, featuring South African scenery, at Zurich airport and in Davos, and branding on buses in that town.Welcoming the worldZuma is expected to punt South Africa’s hosting of the 17th UN Conference of the Parties on Climate Change (COP17), which takes place in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province, from 28 November to 9 December 2011. Zuma and Mexico’s President Felipe Calderón will lead a discussion on lessons taken from the COP15 (Copenhagen, 2009) and COP16 (Cancun, Mexico, 2010) conferences, and expectations for COP17.As busy as always, the South African president will also co-chair a discussion featuring the UN secretary-general’s high level panel on global sustainability, together with Finland’s President Tarja Halonen. This event will focus on climate change as a sustainable development challenge, and the related issues of poverty alleviation, food security, and energy management.The annual Davos gathering will lay the foundation for this year’s World Economic Forum on Africa, which takes place in Cape Town from 4 to 6 May. The theme is Shaping Africa’s Role in the New Reality and will explore ways in which the continent can play a bigger leadership role in the new reality.last_img read more