Evan Longoria sent to injured list during hottest stretch as a Giant

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first_imgDENVER — Third baseman Evan Longoria was in the midst of his best stretch as a member of the San Francisco Giants when he made a sudden exit from Sunday’s game in Milwaukee.Longoria didn’t appear to be in any pain while he was on the field, but he revealed after a series-clinching 8-3 win that he’s dealing with plantar fasciitis in his left foot.Manager Bruce Bochy was optimistic Longoria might be able to continue playing through pain, but the Giants decided to place Longoria on the 10-day …last_img


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first_imgBEE is a government policy promoting black ownership and control of enterprises to rebalance apartheid’s severely skewed effect on the economy. (Image: MTN)Mary AlexanderMTN, South Africa’s mobile phone giant and the largest mobile phone operator in Africa, has announced a new black economic empowerment (BEE) deal transferring ownership up to 30% of its local operations to black South Africans.The deal, announced on Monday and set to be concluded in the first half of 2009, comes after South Africa’s second major mobile phone provider Vodacom implemented a R7.5-billion BEE deal in July 2008.BEE is a government policy promoting black ownership and control of enterprises to rebalance apartheid’s severely skewed effect on the economy. Companies’ BEE status is determined by the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Codes of Good Practice, which allocates a certain number of points according to ownership, control, social investment and other criteria.MTN will launch a public offer open to all African, coloured, Indian and Chinese South Africans – classified as “black people” according to BEE legislation. These will include employees and black South African non-executive directors of the company.Until now most of MTN’s BEE equity ownership points come from the Alpine Trust, which holds 13.1% of MTN though a company known as Newshelf 664. Alpine’s beneficiaries are eligible MTN employees, and the trust holds ordinary MTN shares on behalf of Newshelf 664.This structure is scheduled to unwind on 22 December, with the dividend of MTN shares will be declared to Alpine beneficiaries.  MTN will acquire Newshelf for a nominal value.MTN will then settle or acquire all outstanding funding obligations in Newshelf for R400-million in cash and by issuing some 213.9-million shares representing roughly 11.5% of its issued share capital. MTN will effectively acquire 13,1% of its shares held through Newshelf in exchange for the issue of 11,5% of its capital. The company will use most of this effective discount to facilitate its new BEE transaction.“The MTN Group as a South African-based multinational telecommunications company listed on the JSE has been and remains committed to the principles of BEE,” said company chair Cyril Ramaphosa.“We believe these proposals are important for the long-term progress of MTN and will facilitate sustained and meaningful BEE participation in the company.”MTN expects the transaction will make up 5% to 6% of its issued share capital. South Africa’s Public Investment Corporation has undertaken to make up to 6% of MTN’s ordinary share capital in its equity portfolio available for the deal. Based on the codes of good practice, this translates to about 25% to 30% of MTN’s South African operations. The ultimate size of the BEE deal may will depend on market conditions and the extent of reinvestment by Alpine beneficiaries.Beneficiaries will have to make an equity investment to take part in the deal, with MTN helping to raise finance, amounting to less than 0.75% of its market capitalisation. The transaction will be designed to provide long-term, sustainable benefits to participants and will have a duration of six years, MTN said.The company will also establish an employee share ownership plan to benefit eligible employees who are not part of its current incentive schemes.MTN plans to finalise the BEE Transaction in the first half of 2009, subject to market conditions. Full details of the BEE transaction will be communicated to shareholders thereafter for approval.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.Related articlesBlack economic empowerment Low-cost phones for Africa BEE benefit for SA Chinese Sasol’s BEE deal the biggest yet 2010 opportunities for SA film Useful linksMTNVodacomDepartment of Trade and Industrylast_img read more


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first_imgSouth Africa is one of the pioneeringhosts of the electric racing series. The EF01 series is expected to be acatalyst for the development of greenmotoring innovations. (Images: Formulec South Africa) MEDIA CONTACTS • David BarrièreFormulec press office+33 6 88 20 04 19 RELATED ARTICLES • SA market hungry for the Joule • A joule of an energy-efficient car • Model ‘green’ car in SA for World Cup • Powering towards a green economy • SA’s first hydrogen bike rolled outMark ReidThe future of international motorsport is on its way to South Africa – 2012 sees the birth of 100% electric motor racing with the official launch of the Formulec World Series.The Formulec Electric Formula EF01 World Series, based on the Formula Three concept, is set to be decided over 10 races on five continents and will be racing through South Africa in October 2012.By 2014, the Formulec team hopes to throw open the championship to independent manufacturers with their own cars.Local events company Eco Promotions has scooped the Formulec contract as the official event promoter in South Africa. Experienced in staging renewable energy events, the company is now scouring the country for a suitable location, as the cars will be racing not on a track, but through city streets.The low noise output of the vehicle makes it well suited to an urban street race, and because the event is not limited to a track, cities around the country can take turns to play host.Green motoring technology Motor racing has long been a platform for the development of new technologies, which in turn lead to these technological advancements filtering down to consumers.With the world market for electric vehicles expected to reach 10% of total production by 2020, Formulec is looking to the future. The company intends to contribute to the acceleration of green automotive research, and help improve the efficiency of electric vehicles.South Africa, as an EF01 host, will take its place at the forefront of renewable energy technology innovations. The country has already made its mark in this field with the development of the all-electric Joule, which is currently between the prototype and full production stages. It’s expected to debut on local showroom floors in 2014.As concern grows over climate change and the planet’s oil reserves, the focus is shifting to finding new sustainable transport solutions such as electric vehicles, as manufacturers gradually look to phase out fossil fuel engines. With no exhaust, the electric car is eco-friendly and quiet, and is an attractive alternative in large cities where commuters grapple with the problem of increasing traffic.The EF01 series will open up opportunities for innovators in the eco-energy industry to publicly showcase their technologies in a festival atmosphere at each event.High performance Designed to equal the performance of its cousin, the combustion-driven Formula Three car, the single-seater EF01 is more than capable. The fastest racing electric car in the world accelerates from 0-100kpm in a blistering time of under three seconds and reaches a top speed of around 260 km/h.The two-wheel-drive Formula Three cars have 2 000cc four-cylinder engines. Formula Three is seen as one step below Formula One, with fine drivers such as Ayrton Senna, Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard, Ralf Schumacher, and Takuma Sato coming through the lower ranks to achieve success in the high-powered racing championship.The EF01 took 30 months to come to life. In developing the EF01, Formulec and its partner, engineering specialist Segula Matra Technologies, have brought with a host of motoring experts on board, including Siemens, which is responsible for the car’s two electric motors; Michelin, which has adapted new energy-saving tyres to the power of the EF01 motors; Oz, which provided the rims; Hewland, which developed a unique transmission system for the EF01; and Saft, which developed the car’s special lithium ion battery system.The bodywork has been shaped by, among others, the highly experienced Mercedes GP Petronas Formula One team.The EF01 first took to the track in September 2010 at Magny-Cours in France, followed soon after by an outing on the Bugatti track at Le Mans. Its battery life allows it to race for up to 25 minutes, says Formulec, depending on the track, with a qualifying time similar to that of the Formula Three vehicle.The car debuted at the Paris Motor Show in October 2010.last_img read more


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first_img8 March 2012 “South Africa: Inspiring new ways”, the new slogan for championing the country locally and internationally, has been approved by the Cabinet following extensive development and consultation by Brand South Africa. Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane made the announcement on Thursday following the Cabinet’s fortnightly meeting in Cape Town on Wednesday. Brand South Africa, the organisation charged with marketing South Africa at home and abroad, will drive the popularisation of the new slogan, Chabane told reporters in Pretoria.Capturing the essence of the country Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said the Cabinet’s approval represented “the culmination of many months of research into what thousands of ordinary South Africans believe captures the essence of our country. “As a country we continue to inspire both ourselves and the world with unique, new and better ways of overcoming our challenges,” Matola said in a statement on Thursday. “‘South Africa: Inspiring new ways’ is both a description of the best of our national character, our values and the fabric of our people. It is a challenge to all South Africans: to business, government and civil society to build on our reputation for inspiration and innovation.”New phase, new slogan South Africa’s previous pay-off line, “Alive with Possibility”, ran from 2003 through to the end of 2010 and Africa’s first Fifa World Cup, and reflected the country’s position as the most-developed African economy spearheading the emergence of the continent as the globe’s last great market. “The world saw the sense of the proposition,” Matola said, “and investors, businesses and tourists piled into the country – taking advantage of the possibilities. “Now, our country has moved to a different phase of its development.” SA was now an important regional power, Matola noted, with a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council and a member of the G20 and the BRICS group of nations. “South Africa has moved beyond possibility to delivery. Our delivery has necessitated a change in the brand positioning, to keep up with and lead the way that we are perceived by the world. It is for this reason that we have developed a new brand expression.”Championing SA at home and abroad Brand South Africa is best known locally for its Play Your Part active citizenship campaign, and its precursor, the hugely successful Football Fridays campaign that ran in the build-up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Internationally, Brand South Africa lobbies and networks extensively among global opinion leaders to shift perceptions about the country and the continent. Most recently, the organisation teamed up with London’s Financial Times to host a roundtable discussion on the future of mining in Africa at last month’s Mining Indaba in Cape Town. The month before that, Brand South Africa partnered with TIME Magazine in bringing global business and political leader together to discuss the role of Africa in the “Global Transformation” at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. The organisation also regularly brings groups of international journalists to the country to give them exposure to South African government and business, experience local life and culture, and learn about the country’s latest technological developments.SA climbs in the brand rankings Its efforts have not gone unrewarded. In the latest release of the prestigious Anholt-GfK Roper Nation Brand Index, made in October, South Africa moved up one spot to 36th out of 50 countries measured, confirming the steady improvement in the country’s brand reputation. The index is based on an annual online survey conducted among respondents from 20 “panel” countries in which the 50 competing nations are ranked along six dimensions: tourism, culture, people, exports, governance, and investment/immigration. While expressing satisfaction with South Africa’s ranking, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola pointed out that different branding indices tended to come to different conclusions. What mattered most for a nation brand was its “key differentiators”. For Brand South Africa, this meant continuing to focus on positioning the country more as a business destination and an attractive emerging market on the African continent, Matola said. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more


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first_img2 December 2014Portia Modise is the first African player to reach the elusive 100-goal mark in international football; the Banyana Banyana striker was named the 2014 South Africa Sports Star of the Year at the South African Sports Awards.The nation’s sporting royalty came out to celebrate excellence in the various sporting codes at the awards, handed out at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Johannesburg, on Sunday.“To all our athletes, I want to say to you that this is your occasion. Never again will our athletes go around not [being] recognised for all they put in for this country,” said Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula. The awards were hosted by the Department of Sport and Recreation.“Today we will honour our pride and our heritage of the South African sporting [fraternity] for what they have achieved throughout the year and we will equally remember those who passed on,” Mbalula said at the event, held on Sunday evening.They would not be forgotten for having made the country proud. He was referring to the deaths in October of world champion middle distance runner Mbulaeni Mulaudzi, Bafana Bafana captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, and boxer Phindile Mwelase.Mbalula also spoke about women in sport, saying to applause: “May this night usher in a new era in sport for women. Women in sport have never been recognised. All women [participate] in amateur sport; there’s no premier league of women, except for the Netball Premier League.”Rewarding excellenceThere were over 12 categories of awards on Sunday night ranging from Sportswoman and man of the Year to Coach of the Year and Sportswoman and man of the Year with a Disability, as well as Federation of the Year.Coach of the Year went to Bafana Bafana coach Shakes Mashaba, who was appointed to the top post in July. His award came as South Africa thrashed Ivory Coast 2-0 at Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, on Sunday afternoon.“To South Africans, we didn’t only see your support, we felt it,” Mashaba said, also thanking his family.Sportsman of the Year was swimmer Chad le Clos, who was not at the event to collect his award, while Sportswoman of the Year was cyclist Ashleigh Moolman Pasio. Sportswoman of the Year with a Disability was Paralympic hand-cyclist Justine Asher, while Sportsman of the Year with a Disability was wheelchair racer and hand-cyclist Ernst Francois Van Dyk.Cricketer AB De Villiers received an excellence award. Former Springbok Joost van der Westhuizen, who suffers from motor neuron disease, was also honoured.Western Cape’s minister of cultural affairs and sport, Nomafrench Mbombo, said: “The crucial role that sport plays in our communities is undeniable. It is through the different sport codes that thousands of young people are kept occupied, healthy and away from harmful behaviours.”Youth Olympics gold medallist Gezelle Magermann was named Newcomer of the Year. She won South Africa’s first medal of the Youth Olympic Games in August in Nanjing, China, taking gold in the women’s 400m hurdles. The Oudtshoorn School of Skills was named Developing School Team of the Year. Van Dyk, Magermann and the school are all in Western Cape.“Exceptional milestones like this one mean that young people have local sporting role models to look up to,” said Mbombo.SAinfo reporter and SANewslast_img read more


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first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market FeaturesThe app color codes all the differences between the versions of the document. Hovering over one of the boxes with a different version of a part of the text gives you the option to accept or reject a change. You can also add new text to a document within the app and make minor formatting changes to the text (bulleted lists, italics, bold, etc.). At the end of this process, you can save the newly compiled document for further editing in your word processor.  CompareMyDocs does have quite a few limitations. It can’t handle images and tables, for example, and footnotes simply become part of the text. Because of this, the service works best for relatively straightforward documents as you will have to add all of these assets back into the text after you finish your comparison.APITextFlow also launched its new API today. This API, which will be available free of charge, allows developers to integrate TextFlow’s document comparison service into their own applications. This would be a great addition to other online office suites and online storage services like DropBox and Box.net, as Josh Lowensohn points out on CNet. frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting CompareMyDocs makes it easy to compare multiple revisions of a document and to compile a final version based on these revisions. The site, which launched today, can handle Word documents and rich-text files. You simply select up to seven documents and the service will display all the differences between these in a very well-designed interface. CompareMyDocs is available free of charge.CompareMyDocs is based on TextFlow, a more advanced desktop version of CompareMyDocs that also features an online storage component. We reviewed the latest version of TextFlow in March. Right now, sign-ups for TextFlow are closed, as the team works on bringing the CompareMyDocs interface to the desktop tool Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Tags:#Product Reviews#web last_img read more


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first_imgPalghar district has seen thousands of small earthquakes since November 2018, but Friday’s quake measuring 4.3 on the moment magnitude (Mw) scale was the first time the magnitude crossed 4 here. Scientists, however, are divided on the primary cause of this phenomenon. Some believe it is related to groundwater levels, and others attribute it to tectonic activity. If high groundwater is the cause, the quakes may remain small. This phenomenon, called hydroseismicity, is common across the Deccan plateau. However, another hypothesis is that intra-plate tectonic forces could be generating stresses along faults in Palghar. Such a mechanism is believed to be behind the 1993 Latur earthquake. If intra-plate activity is the cause, Palghar could see larger, more destructive quakes.Till a while ago, seismologists believed the driver behind the Palghar activity was hydroseismicity. In this phenomenon, rainwater enters the faults in the earth’s crust. This increases pressure, which is released through small earthquakes. In 2017, after heavy rains, such a phenomenon occurred in Hyderabad’s Borabanda suburb. “It continued for a month and a half and stopped,” said D. Srinagesh, chief scientist at the National Geophysical Research Institute in Hyderabad. Such earthquakes typically measure less than 4 Mw and subside by December. They are also very shallow, typically emerging from within 4-5 km underground. In contrast, the Palghar quakes have continued into February, indicating that tectonic activity is at play, says Dr. Srinagesh. Also, a few of the temblors originated from 15 km underground, deeper than most hydroseismic quakes. With magnitude crossing 4 Mw this month for the first time, “all we can say is that disaster mitigation procedures should be set into motion,” he said.However, Vineet Gahalaut, Director of the National Centre for Seismology, New Delhi, said hydroseismicity couldn’t be ruled out yet. The Mw 4.3 quake was not necessarily significant, he said, because previously, quakes measuring Mw 3.7 had occurred. This small increment in magnitude was consistent with the ‘swarm’ pattern of hydroseismicity, he said. Further, according to him, the quakes were clustered within a small area, again a feature of hydroseismicity. Yet, he cautioned that it was impossible to discount tectonic activity as a cause.Previously, scientists had estimated that Palghar could see a “maximum credible earthquake” measuring Mw 6.5. The MCE is the largest quake that can occur in a region. All of Palghar’s buildings must be prepared for this, seismologists say, though the timing cannot be predicted.last_img read more


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first_imgPerlas’ Bea Tan and Dij Rodriguez topped Pool A with a 2-0 record following a 21-17, 21-13 victory over San Beda’s Ella and Nieza Viray, while Air Force 1’s May Ann Pantino and Jozza Cabalsa completed a three-match sweep of Pool C assignments following a 21-10, 21-7 decision over University of the Philippines’ alums Pam Legaspi and Aliya Ong.NU Boysen 1’s Roma Joy Doromal and Kly Orillaneda ruled Pool B with a 2-0 slate after scoring a 21-10, 21-8 win over Pangasinan 2’s Tricia Abalos and Abigail Guzman.FEATURED 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, logisticsPangasinan has a team that made it to the top eight as Alaminos’ Karen Mae Vinluan and April May de Guzman turned back Legaspi and Ong, 21-17, 22-20, to finish second in Pool C with a 2-1 cardThe other women’s quarterfinalists are San Beda’s Viray twins (1-1), Air Force 2’s Mikaela Andres and Angel Antipuesto (1-1), and NU Boysen 2’s Landicho and Epa (1-1). LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 THE participants of the BVR On Tour: Lingayen Open give a thumbs-up sign together with Pangasinan 2nd District Rep. Leopoldo N. Bataoil during the opening ceremony Tuesday at the Capitol Beachfront. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOLINGAYEN – Sta. Lucia’s Jackie Estoquia and DM Demontaño made a successful comeback in the Beach Volleyball Republic On Tour, winning two matches to advance to the quarterfinals Tuesday at the Capitol Beachfront here.Playing for the first time since the Santa Ana Open in Cagayan last year, Estoquia and Demontaño displayed tremendous improvement in the sand court, opening their campaign with a 21-7, 21-12 conquest of Rizal Technological University’s Hannah Patrocenio and Myla Lim before completing a sweep of Pool D matches with a 21-10, 21-12 romp of NU Boysen 2’s Bingle Landicho and Kath Epa.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Action resumes Wednesday with the quarterfinals starting at 7 a.m., with the semis and finals to be played in the afternoon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘Walang bigayan’: Expect all-out war between sister teams Magnolia, San Miguel Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more