Donegal manager Jim McGuinness will meet with Donegal GAA clubs on Friday to try and provide a solution to the yearly problem regarding club fixtures in the county. The thorny issue of county players playing club championship while Donegal are still actively involved in the All-Ireland series has again raised it’s head again this year following Donegal’s heavy defeat to Mayo.It is reported that McGuinness wants certain assurances before he commits to another year at the helm as Donegal manager, with the issue of club fixtures believed to be one issue he wants assurances on before he commits to managing in 2014. Donegal county chairman Sean Dunnion believes it will be a good opportunity for both parties to make their feelings clear and hopes a positive solution will come from Friday’s meeting.Donegal supporters will be hoping for a “Good Friday” as nobody wants to see Glenties man step down.Hopefully a solution can be proposed were club players are playing football throughout the summer regularly as it’s not fair on them to only play a handful of games all summer, but it is also imperative that McGuinness has a full deck to choose from when Donegal are in championship action. MCGUINNESS TO MEET CLUB MANAGERS IN ATTEMPT TO RESOLVE FIXTURE PROBLEMS was last modified: September 4th, 2013 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) Tags:Club ManagementfixturesFRIDAYJim McGuinnessmeetingnewsproposalSolutionSport
Today’s “Behind Enemy Lines” features questions posed to Paul Kuharsky, who covered the Tennessee Titans and the AFC South for The Tennessean and ESPN.com for more than 20 years before starting his own Titans-based web site PaulKuharsky.com. He is also a radio host for The Midday 1880 since 2012.In 1995, Kuharsky covered the Raiders for the Oakland Tribune during the season where they were practicing in El Segundo but playing their games in Oakland. An East Coast native, Kuharsky asked …
Members of the South African business community, including economists and banking representatives, attended a discussion forum facilitated by Brand South Africa to find solutions and develop strategies that would positively enhance South Africa’s economic reputation in light of recent credit agency downgrades.CD AndersonA variety of stakeholders and business experts attended a Brand South Africa Competitiveness Forum held in Johannesburg on 28 June 2017 with the aim of gathering insight and advice on how best to manage the impact the downgrades have had on the reputational profile of South Africa, with the discussion focusing on developing strategies towards economic recovery.Attendees were welcomed by Brand South Africa CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela, who said unequivocally that those involved in the discussion had a vital role to play in finding the answers to challenges faced not only by the South African nation brand, but more importantly by the people of South Africa. “We need to talk to each other honestly about how to solve the issues,” he said.Brand South Africa CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela opens the South Africa Competitiveness Forum in Johannesburg on 28 June 2017. (Image: Brand South Africa)Invoking the Chatham House Rule for group discussions — which states that contributors can speak freely in a forum without concerns that their identity or affiliation will be revealed in the reporting of the discussion — Makhubela told attendees that the Brand South Africa organisation would listen to the worries of South African business as well as be a facilitator in finding solutions to challenges.Mpho Makwana, Brand South Africa board trustee and chair of the organisation’s marketing committee, reiterated Brand South Africa’s dedication to encouraging thought leadership through opportunities such as the Competitiveness Forum. He said that the organisation would use its partner relationships in political, economic and cultural arenas to make sure the issues raised would be heard.Brand South Africa board trustee and chair of its marketing committee Mpho Makwana presents the agenda at the South Africa Competitiveness Forum in Johannesburg on 28 June 2017. (Image: Brand South Africa)Forum agendaThe primary points of order raised in the forum included:The need to develop deeper insight into the drivers, qualitative and quantitative factors that led to credit ratings downgrades;An honest and comprehensive analysis of the reputational impact of ratings downgrades; and,Stakeholder input and perspectives on appropriate steps towards restoring investment grade credit rating as well as suggested short, medium and long-term interventions. Brand South Africa general manager for research Dr Petrus de Kock leads the discussion at the South Africa Competitiveness Forum in Johannesburg on 28 June 2017. (Image: Brand South Africa)The open discussion was led by Brand South Africa general manager for research Dr Petrus de Kock, who began by contextualising how credit ratings downgrades worked globally and how South Africa could learn from countries that had survived similar situations.Issues raisedWhen the floor was opened to an extended discussion, attendees brought up the following perspectives:While the fundamental economic strengths of the country were healthy, with stable mechanisms such as financial auditing, business standardisation, banking laws, corporate board law and a dynamic stock exchange, it was vital to keep an eye on any attempts to erode the reputations of these cornerstones.It was important that the reputations of these institutions were kept in place and running healthily.Overall, attendees agreed that strong political leadership was crucial in tackling the effects of economic downturns, beginning with the important tripartite relationship between business, labour and the government.Business and the government needed to find a common path in solving economic challenges. The relationship had to become less confrontational and more mutual.The government needed to understand the complexities of how business worked and how it affected the economy. An injection of economic experience was needed in government institutions such as the Treasury and the Department of Trade and Industry to improve that relationship.The subject of radical economic transformation — a hot topic in South Africa’s sociopolitical sphere for a number of years now — was raised regularly. For the most part, delegates agreed that, while it was an important conversation to have as a country, business needed to remain pragmatic about how it would be implemented.The real economic repercussions of a quick fix to challenges needed to be carefully considered, in light of continuing attention from ratings agencies. The idea of radical transformation had to be beneficial to all South Africans, and not merely a cosmetic quick fix or an electioneering tool.Regarding the 2019 national elections, contributors to the forum understood that things would be said that often were not accurate or actionable. Parties on both sides of the political spectrum had to be responsible for what they communicated to voters concerning economic growth.An important point raised by an attendee was that South African business, government and, indeed, society at large, were all good at talking about change and talking about solving problems, but reputationally were bad at putting those ideas into action.While changes in philosophy were essential to building economic confidence, the country needed “quick wins” to show the world it was prepared to do and not simply talk about doing. New, effective, well-planned projects that stimulated growth, particularly focused on SMMEs, and improved employment opportunities, especially youth employment, needed to be undertaken quickly and correctly by public and private enterprises to improve South Africa’s economic status.In addition to its relationship with the government, the South African business environment needed to work harder at its relationship with the media. An issue presented at the forum was that the overall message of what credit agency downgrades meant to the person on the street was not being communicated effectively. A simplification of the language used and a more compassionate approach to relaying these messages was needed for ordinary South Africans to fully understand the impact of what the economic ups and downs meant to the bottom line and to their pockets.Often big business was considered faceless, distant and not addressing the concerns of the voiceless population. The relationship between business and media included essential government communication that had an obligation not to dilute or divert the messaging. That government message, delegates felt, needed to be more hopeful and less confrontational. A “good news” story, but a truthful one.Avoiding further downgradesThe ultimate question remained: could South Africa avoid further downgrades? Participants in the Brand South Africa forum agreed that it was possible to reverse the effects of an economic downturn through hard work, solid project management and a strong relationship between the private and public sectors.Business and the government needed to seek a common path, finding a realistic compromise between aiding economic transformation while understanding the economic repercussions if handled badly.All agreed that South Africa was good at running businesses, especially at a macro level, however, a bold, dynamic way to enhance microeconomics was needed.Tackling economic challenges, especially downgrades, was a long-term investment, one in which all parties involved, from the government, corporations and the media, to ordinary citizens, had to have a good look at themselves and ask honest questions about where the country wanted to stand and succeed in the world, on the continent and within itself.Watch a CNBC Africa interview with Brand South Africa’s Dr Petrus de Kock on the outcomes of the forumSource: Brand South Africa, CNBC AfricaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Tag: 上海仙霞路夜生活 2017 Corn Harvest Cab Cam – Farm Science Review
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Although most corn fields in Ohio may not be ready for another 2 to 4 weeks, combines were rolling on early season corn planted at Farm Science Review. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins jumped in to ride along with FSR Manager Nate Douridas to talk about how the growing season went, where the grain harvested by Farm Science Review goes and what to expect at next week’s farm show.
Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James goes up for a dunk during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Washington Wizards, Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — Lance Stephenson stepped on Jeff Green’s foot and then stepped back, releasing a perfect 20-foot jumper while the Washington defender stumbled and nearly fell.Staples Center roared and the Los Angeles Lakers’ bench lost its collective mind, leaping and sprinting in all directions to celebrate one incredible crossover.ADVERTISEMENT Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag “It’s been difficult knowing that mathematically we’re not going to be in the postseason,” James said. “That’s like March Madness for college kids for me. But when I suit up, it’s all business. I never change my approach, and I try to go out and make every play.”Two days after beating Sacramento, the Lakers comfortably won this meeting of 11th-place teams whose playoff dreams have been wrecked by injuries. Washington has lost John Wall and Dwight Howard, while the Lakers don’t have Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart or Reggie Bullock.“We know if we were healthy, what we would have been,” Caldwell-Pope said. “Unfortunately, injuries got the best of us. But we’re still going out and having fun.”🎥Lance Stephenson walks us through his highlight crossover. pic.twitter.com/SGZUHCPxOD— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 27, 2019Bradley Beal scored 21 of his 32 points in the second half for the Wizards, who opened a four-game road trip with their fifth straight loss. Washington (30-45) is on the brink of missing the playoffs for just the second time in six seasons.“We’ve got to get some of these wins, even if they don’t mean anything,” Beal said.The Lakers are out for the sixth consecutive season, tripling the previous longest postseason absence in franchise history.Los Angeles opened a 19-point lead in the third quarter despite Beal’s 17 points in the period. Washington trimmed it to single digits midway through the fourth, but James and Caldwell-Pope hit big shots down the stretch. DOUBLE DIGITSJames fell three rebounds short of his second consecutive triple-double. He is fourth in the NBA with eight triple-doubles this season even though he has only played 54 games.BEAL’S FUTUREBeal expects the Wizards to consider limiting his minutes going forward, but he wants to keep playing. He leads the NBA in minutes per game, and is on track to play in every game for the second straight season after injuries repeatedly set him back earlier in his career.“That (was) a knock on me, that I can’t stay healthy and I can’t play a full season,” he said. “And I feel like the last three years, I’ve been able to do that. Why not keep it going?”UP NEXTWizards: At the Phoenix Suns on Wednesday night.Lakers: At the Utah Jazz on Wednesday night.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lance making them dance is our @budweiserusa Moment of the Week pic.twitter.com/kr5tgZt3kf— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 27, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Google Philippines names new country director After every disappointment in this lost season, the Lakers and their fans are grateful for any bit of fun — and for every win they can get. MOST READ Clippers clinch playoff spot with win over Timberwolves Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “We don’t like the way we played tonight,” Washington coach Scott Brooks said. “We put our heads down when the shots didn’t fall, and when you also don’t get back on defense, that’s a bad combination.”TIP-INSWizards: Trevor Ariza started despite a groin injury, but the former Lakers swingman played only seven minutes. The product of Westchester High School and UCLA had missed Washington’s previous two games. … Thomas Bryant had seven points and six rebounds against his former team. He showed promise as a rookie last season while playing 15 games for the Lakers and making the All-G League first team, but their front office waived him in July to save $1.38 million in salary cap room. He has started 46 games for Washington.Lakers: Bullock missed his second straight game with right plantar fasciitis. … Coach Luke Walton will wait to see how James feels in the morning before deciding whether he’ll play at Utah on Wednesday night. The Lakers are managing the 34-year-old superstar’s minutes. … James airballed a free throw in the first quarter. He entered the game hitting a career-worst 66.9 percent of his free throws.THE CROSSOVERGreen looked foolish at first glance on Stephenson’s epic crossover move. Replays showed Stephenson had to step on Green’s foot to make it happen, but that didn’t dampen the fun.“It was just a little tap, man,” Stephenson laughed. “I ain’t going to bail him out on that.”Green took it all in stride.“I can confirm that he did step on my foot, but run with it,” Green said with a smile. “I don’t care. He crossed me, if that makes everybody happy.”James, Green’s former teammate in Cleveland, wasn’t surprised by his reaction.“If there was one guy that could care less about that happening to him, it would be Jeff,” James said. “He’s like, ‘OK, take the ball out.’” LeBron James had 23 points, 14 assists and seven rebounds, and the Lakers beat the Wizards 124-106 on Tuesday night for their first back-to-back victories since mid-January.Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 29 points and JaVale McGee had 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Lakers, who had lost 20 of 27 and plummeted out of the playoff race since their last set of consecutive wins.Put ‘em on ⛸ & break out the 🕺 pic.twitter.com/r0BzSVeHiv— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) March 27, 2019ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving View comments