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Manchester City coaches to host Digicel Kickstart Clinics

first_imgKINGSTON:Digicel continues to expand its support for the region’s talented young athletes with the launch of its 2016 Kickstart grassroots football programme at the Liberty Park in Kingston.Coaches from top Barclays Premier League team, Manchester City FC will be hosting the Clinics and the Academy for the first time.For the past eight years, the Kickstart programme has helped thousands of players across the Caribbean and Central America to benefit from world class training by coaches from top football organisations. The partnership with Manchester City FC, which sees coaches from the City Football Schools Programme travelling to the region to deliver these intensive training courses as part of the Digicel Kickstart clinics, is another step towards ensuring that aspiring young players have an opportunity to take their game to the next level as they benefit from the Club’s expansive footballing expertise.PROFILE AND IMPACT”We are excited to be partnering with Manchester City FC, one of the best clubs in the world, for the 2016 Digicel Kickstart Clinic programme. This has certainly raised the profile and impact of Kickstart as we see our aspiring young athletes who take part in the programme become better players and better individuals,” said Kamal Powell, Digicel Jamaica’s senior sponsorship and development manager.He added: “I want to encourage you to take this as a stepping stone to truly kick start your dreams. Make the most of the opportunity, do your best, be proud of yourselves and what you will have accomplished by being a part of the programme, but most importantly, have fun.”Alan Dixon, one of the Manchester City coaches, said: “We are delighted to be in Kingston for the launch of this year’s Kickstart Academy. We believe that this partnership between Digicel and Manchester City provides a great opportunity for young, aspiring footballers to gain an insight into what it really feels like to train as a Manchester City player does.”Lauding the initiative, Minister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sport, Olivia ‘Babsy’ Grange, said: “I would like to see it (Kickstart Clinic) replicated in schools, communities and even religious entities as it inculcates in our youth the characteristics for success.”The coaches will travel to 14 countries across the Caribbean and host intense two-day sessions where they will select the best three boys to attend the Digicel Academy. The Kickstart Clinics will be held in Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, Suriname, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago and the Turks and Caicos Islands.last_img read more

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NEBC Yukon Midget Trackers in Delta for Tim Jardine Showcase

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Northeast B.C. Yukon Midget Trackers are on the road this weekend to Delta, from November 8 to the 11, for some tournament action in the 26th Annual Tim Jardine Showcase.The 16-team tournament features eight teams battling in the two divisions, with hopes of making it to the finals.On Friday, to kick off the Tournament, the Trackers will be taking on the North Central Rockets, followed by a game with the Northshore Winter Club Hawks.- Advertisement -Then on Saturday, the Trackers will face the Ridge Meadows Rustlers. Depending on how well the Trackers perform, they have a chance of taking part in Sunday’s quarter-final match-ups and semi-finals, followed by the final on Monday.The 26th Annual Tim Jardine Showcase is taking place this weekend, November 8 to the 11, in Delta.last_img read more

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Lightning fast Smith bags 7-fer in losing effort

first_imgBCB DDL 50 Overs First DivisionIn an encounter between two of the best teams in New Amsterdam Canje, Young Warriors and Tucber Park clashed at Cumberland Canje. On a brilliant day for exhilarating cricket, Tucber Park batting first was bundle out for 149. The openers Hakeem Hinds and Steve Deonarine failed to deliver as both batsmen was removed by former Guyana under 19 left arm spinner, Kasim Khan. The youth sensation Garfield Benjamin scored 21 but it was the number seven batsman Kwesi Mickle and number 8 Nial Smith who offered some resistance to the Young Warriors bowling attack. Mickle top scored with a composed 43 while former National youth player Nial Smith contributed with a useful 41. Berbice under 19 left arm spinner Trevon Stanislaus captured 5-25 as he spun webs all over the Tucber Park batting line up. University Trojan off-spinner Linden Austin supported with 2 wickets.In reply Young Warriors lost Guyana under 19 batsman Alex Algoo to the lively Nial Smith for 8 runs but his opening partner Mohabir batted along beautifully with Linden Austin. The 150 looked out of reach for Young Warriors but they crawled to victory. However in pursuit of the target they lost 9 wickets with the speedster Nial Smith snaring seven wickets. The lively fast bowler had an outstanding all round performance but it was in vain as his team Tucber Park suffered another defeat in the BCB DDL 50 overs First Division. (Brandon Corlette)last_img read more

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Key South African import areas

first_imgWhile South Africa produces many products of world-class quality for export, it is also a major importer of diverse products from most countries. From pharmaceuticals to telecommunications, South Africa is an advanced consumer of the latest on offer from international sources.Vehicles, aircraft and transport equipment are also major import sectors. (Image: Pexels)Brand South Africa reporterThe sophisticated and mature nature of the South African economy is reflected in the mix of economic sectors: primary (including agriculture, fishing and mining): 13%; secondary (manufacturing, construction and utilities): 20%; and tertiary (trade, transport and services): 67%.While South Africa produces many products of world-class quality for export, it is also a major importer of diverse products from most countries. In 2011, imports into South Africa were worth R722,6-billion, up from R585,3-billion the year before, reflecting the increase in demand for foreign-produced goods.Germany has, since 2001, been South Africa’s largest source of imports, showing annual growth of 18,5% between 2007 and 2008. However, in 2009 Germany was overtaken by China, which became the largest source of imports.From pharmaceuticals to telecommunications, South Africa is an advanced consumer of the latest on offer from international sources.Agricultural productsSouth African agriculture and agribusiness have a number of competitive advantages, making the country both an important trading partner and a viable investment destination.South Africa supplements local agricultural production with imports, key among these being consumer-oriented products, forestry products, and intermediate products.One of the mainstays of the South African economy, the agricultural sector holds many opportunities with both large commercial and emerging farmers in areas such as capital investment, training, equipment and services supply.See South African agriculture for moreAviationAirports Company South Africa (Acsa) handles about 90% of the country’s aviation requirements, operating three international airports (OR Tambo International, Cape Town International, and King Shaka International), seven national airports (Port Elizabeth, East London, George, Kimberly, Upington, Bloemfontein, and Pilanesberg airport near Sun City).Since the massive upgrades for the World Cup in 2010, airport development has been ongoing, including freight handling upgrades. The domestic low-cost carrier market is active, and the air transport sector is on a growth path.Airports Company South Africa: www.airports.co.zaEquipment and machineryThis is South Africa’s most important import area: out of total imports worth R723.4- billion in 2011, R176.8-billion – about 24% – were in this category. It is the primary import not only from China, but also from Europe, the Japan and India.The Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) will be introduced in 2013 and will be in place until 2020. The APDP framework and provisions covering import duties, local assembly allowances, production incentives and investment allowances are aimed at increasing competitiveness and growth.Vehicles, aircraft and transport equipment are also major import sectors.See South Africa’s automotive industry for moreInformation technologySouth Africa’s information technology market is the largest in Africa, ranking 20th in the world in overall market size, and eighth in IT spending as a proportion of GDP, according to the Department of Trade and Industry.South Africa has one of the Middle East and Africa’s most significant IT markets in terms of size and growth potential. Its IT market is supported by factors such as the government’s digital projects and the telecommunications sector.As broadband access increases and internet penetration deepens, so the demand for hard- and software increase.A major opportunity lies in increased capital spending by small and medium-sized businesses, with particular focus on environmental resources management and customer-relationship management applications.See ICT and electronics in South Africa for moreFood and beveragesSouth Africa has always had a well-developed food and beverage industry, partly because of the country’s major agricultural activity, and partly because of its relatively sophisticated food requirements.Importation of food preparations (such as sauces and condiments) has shown a steady increase over the past few years.FranchisesKey sectors for development include: building, office and home services; automotive products and services; entertainment and leisure; hair, health and beauty; printing and photographic development; and restaurants.Franchise Association of South Africa: www.fasa.co.zaGreen technologiesSouth Africa is beginning to implement measures to help reduce its reliance on coal to produce energy. The government’s moves towards increased energy efficiencies and environmental measures, such as a focus on recycling, pollution control, green building technologies as well as renewable and alternative energies, present opportunities for companies experienced in these areas.International brands: fashion, giftwareSouth Africa has an expanding consumer base and a growing disposable income, and South African consumers are prepared to pay a higher premium for international brand products.Pharmaceuticals and chemicalsMore than US$1-billion worth of pharmaceuticals are sold in South Africa annually, and the market is expected to grow substantially.The country has a high incidence of TB, HIV/Aids and malaria. An estimated 1,06-million adults and 105 123 children were receiving antiretroviral treatment in 2010.Opportunities exist in the supply of wound-management devices, advanced technology and equipment, as well as specialist products.There is an increasingly reliance on petrochemical imports, especially of plastic converters.Imports of substances, such as ozone-depleting chemicals under the Montreal Convention and chemicals used in illegal drug manufacturing under the 1988 United Nations Convention, are subject to control.See Health care in South Africa and South Africa’s chemical industry for moreNational Association of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers: www.napm.co.zaPharmaceutical Industry Association of South Africa: www.piasa.co.zaChemical and Allied Industries’ Association: www.caia.co.zaChemissa – Value-added information on the chemical industry in South Africa: www.chemissa.co.zaRailwaysSouth Africa’s state-led capital-expansion programme includes the development of rail transportation – rolling stock, including trains and carriages – under the Transnet Expansion programme.The R300-billion programme aims to move the transportation of minerals such as coal from roads to rail, and will include upgrading of rail infrastructure as well as projects at the country’s ports.See South Africa’s transport network for moreSecurity and safety equipmentThere is strong growth in private security industry technology, such as CCTV and digital surveillance equipment, sophisticated access control systems (smart card technology), and IT systems.Many cities have introduced surveillance cameras, and businesses are increasingly updating systems with the latest technology. Home security is another key area.Security Association of South Africa: www.sasecurity.co.zaTelecommunication servicesThe South African telecommunications market is the largest in Africa, in terms of both customers and revenues. The market is growing consistently and substantially.South Africa is one of the fastest-growing mobile communications markets in the world. Rapid growth is expected to continue, driven by increased innovation and competitive activity in the markets.Mobile penetration is at around 59.5-million. With around 20% of users holding more than one SIM card, internet penetration is around 117.5%. There are around 4- million fixed-line subscribers.See South Africa’s telecommunications for moreTourismSouth Africa is one of the world’s fastest-growing holiday destinations. The industry was given an injection by the country’s successful staging of the 2010 World Cup.Given its significant contribution to the economy – around 5% of total GDP – the development of a strong tourism industry is a high priority for the South African government, with many incentives and development schemes under way. A broad range of opportunities exist in this thriving sector.See South Africa’s tourism industry for moreWater and wastewaterThe South African government is committed to ensuring that all its citizens have access to a minimum standard of potable water and sanitation. Many South African municipalities are looking to overseas companies to help them address these problems through concessions or management contracts.The increased focus on environmentally friendly solutions means that there are other opportunities for water utilities and contractors.Reviewed: 28 August 2012Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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One piece clip in hair extensions : darker than the picture and the quality not that good, but perfect for a night out on the

first_imgQuick delivery, affordable, lovely hair extensions and in good condition. Glad i bought x2 pairs as they are pretty thin and not thick.Id be buying these again ?. Love the hair which arrived today. Looks great as a pony tail but to wear the hair down they are too thin. I am ordering a second piece today so i can wear the hair down. I have very short hair so need the volume to cover the shortness of the hair at the back. Not only did they arrive a day early but they are 100% better then i thought they would be considering the price. I’m absolutely made up with them. Not only did they arrive a day early but they are 100% better then i thought they would be considering the price. . Perfect color and they look really natural. Definitely gona purchase more ?. I am really am over the moon with these hair extensionsi cannot belive how soft and natural they look i was a bit in doubt about thembut i cannot fault themsupper soft long and a lovely colour. These are my first dip dye extensions and considering how cheap they was i cannot fault. Communication was great with seller as i had a few questions and got a reply every timedelivery was earlier then expectedi did order 2 lots i do have very thin hair but i do think i will need another one or two packs for a full headwhich i will be doingdidn’t get charged 2 lots of postage eitherthanks :). Fab hair would recommend darker than the picture and the quality not that good, but perfect for a night out on the pay for its not real hair but its really good for the priceWell worth the moneyNot only did they arrive a day early but they are 100% better then I thought they would be considering the priceFor thin hair brilliant, thick hair needs 2-3One piece clip in hair extensionsThis is one piece dip dye ombre wavy hair extension, made from premium quality fiber.Colour: dark brown to sandy blonde, Weight:110gLength:22″ Width: 9″, there are 5 clips on the top of the extensions, easy to attach.Perfect for parites and weddings.It can be straightened easily as long the temperature less than 180 degree otherwise it would be damaged. Beautiful hair piece ?, really thick hair. I have very thin hair and the clips would not stay put. Amazing feels like human love this ?. Thick and shiny, i could feel myself getting man stares, at last. Loved these beautifully made ordered two but would need more very fast delivery within two days of ordering definitely recommend. Pay for its not real hair but its really good for the price. Basically what you pay for its not real hair but its really good for the price, love it and the colour its nice. Received a lot of comments on the hair. You can straighten the hair on a low heat and the hair last for about 3 weeks i ordered 3packs and it was nice and full natural looking. Darker than the picture and the quality not that good, but perfect for a night out on the. Hair was a lot darker than the picture and the quality not that good, but perfect for a night out on the town, would recommend for a whole days wear. Bought these think they look great although i’d advise if you have thick hair buy 2+ pieces, delivery was very quick, received 2 days after i placed the order and arrived as described. Good purchase for a temporary change of look. For thin hair brilliant, thick hair needs 2-3. I love it, it looks neat and feels very soft. If you have thin hair, one should be enough. I have quite thick hair, so it looked funny when i ordered only one, but i’ve just put out order for 2nd one. Definitely worth the money considering its quite cheap, doesn’t tangle easily and doesn’t shred all the hair off in first use. I’d say it works for everyday usage, i will wait to get my second set. Hello all i’m thinking of buying these i am dark on top and blonde at bottom but i’m not like white blonde at the bottom more ashy would these match please?.last_img read more

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Mytoptrendz® Extra Large Long Curved Teeth Strong Plastic Hair Claw Hair Clip Clamp Grip Hair Accessory – such a very good service. Love this clip as I have red

first_imgLove this clip as i have red. Thank you very much for the replacement clip (first one damage by post), such a very good service. Love this clip as i have red one and it’s really hold my long long hair. You deserve to have a 5 star rating. Bought as a present for my better half as she has long hair. Clips that she had were not big enough but now she is uber happy as it holds all hair with ease. Very pleased with my hair clip nice and long. Here are the specifications for the Mytoptrendz® Extra Large Long Curved Teeth Strong Plastic Hair Claw Hair Clip Clamp Grip Hair Accessory:Extra Large clamp for extra thick and long and curly hairLarge sausage shape hair claw measure :Approx Size Length 18cm- Height 9cm -Width 6cm L*H*W -Colour Tort BrownApprox Size Length 18cm- Height 9cm -Width 6cm-Colour Tort Brown Bought as a present for my better half as she has long hair. Clips that she had were not big enough but now she is uber happy as it holds all hair with ease. Love this clip as i have red. Thank you very much for the replacement clip (first one damage by post), such a very good service. Love this clip as i have red one and it’s really hold my long long hair. You deserve to have a 5 star rating. Reviews from purchasers :such a very good service. Love this clip as I have red Very pleased with my hair clip nice and long. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-21 00:08:58Reviewed Item Mytoptrendz® Black Extra Large Long Curved Teeth Strong Plastic Hair Claw Hair Clip Clamp Grip Hair Accessory (14 cm long curved black)Rating 1.0 / 5  stars, based on  4  reviewsPrice£5.99last_img read more

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Money Monday

first_imgBy Barbara O’NeillWhat factors make service members and their family attractive targets for lenders?Service members are prone to greater financial challenges because of their unique behaviors. Lenders know that service members are required to maintain financial stability, including a good credit score, to maintain their security clearance. Lenders see this as a sign that service members will work hard to pay off any debts they incur or to at least seek counseling and assistance when they are having problems. Also, service members are not able to “disappear” if they fall behind on their payments. Lenders know that, even in the case of a PCS move, they will be able to find the service member and collect on old debts.Another fact lenders are aware of is how much each service member earns. Pay scales are available online and can be used by lenders to determine the amount of debt military families are able to support. Finally, service members tend to start borrowing money at a younger age than civilians. This can lead to big financial decisions being made by inexperienced consumers trusting banks and other lending organizations that do not have their best interest in mind.For additional information, refer to consumerfinance.gov/Service Members/.Browse more military personal finance blog posts and webinars by experts.Follow Dr. O’Neill on Twitter!This post was published on the Military Families Learning Network Blog on June 17, 2013.last_img read more

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Your Loyalty Is Required

first_img Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now The deal is good for your prospect. The prospect will receive all the value you promise and more, but at a price that makes it impossible for your company to generate the profit necessary to serve the client and sustain a responsible margin. The deal is great for your prospect, great for you, but bad for your company.Your client has terms and conditions on their paper (read: contract) that shifts the liability so far in your direction that any profit you would stand to make would come at too great a risk. You want the deal, and your dream client wants the deal, but the risk-bearing party does not.The demands your prospective client is going to make on your operations is unlike anything anyone in that role has ever experienced—or anything any other clients has ever expected. It’s not that the service level agreements are going to stretch the operations team, but rather that they’ve been set up to fail with impossible demands that would break the laws of physics. The prospect really wants what they want, and you really want the business, but it will harm people responsible.A great company makes for a great prospect. They are financially strong and stable, and one of the ways they have such amazing cash flow is by stretching the companies that serve them with payment terms that are beyond the pale. Worse still, even though they have the money to pay and pay promptly, they make their suppliers ask for the money over and over before they pay their bills. They need your help, and you want the logo. Your company, however, doesn’t believe it is a bank.You serve your clients, and you need to care about them. They also need to believe that you create enough value to treat you like a partner, not a supplier or vendor. The best relationships are built on mutual respect and trust, something that is difficult to do with people who have a low moral intelligence (MQ).The company you work for is your house. It never makes sense to burn your own house to the ground.last_img read more

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Indian Americans Among Biggest Gainers in Higher Naturalization Rates Among U.S. Immigrants

first_imgA recently released study by the Pew Research Center has revealed that the naturalization rate among U.S. immigrants is up since 2005, with Indian Americans among the biggest gainers.The study looked at naturalization rates among immigrant groups in the U.S. from 2005 to 2015.The percentage of Indian immigrants who were eligible for U.S. citizenship who have become naturalized citizens went up 12 points from 2005 to 2015.In 2005, it was 68 percent. In 2015, it was up to 80 percent. That gap increased the same amount as that of Ecuador. No other country on the list had more than a 9 percent increase.Read it at India West Related Itemslast_img read more

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Abhishek Bachchan plays alcoholic tapori dancer in Happy New Year

first_imgFarah Khan’s magnum opus Happy New Year’s trailer has just come out and it looks like fans of Bollywood are up for another rollercoaster ride.Apart from the larger-than-life SRK at the helm of the film, we are pretty interested by the look of Junior Bachchan who plays a double role in the multi-starrer.The much awaited trailer of Farah Khan’s Happy New Year is finally outShedding futher light on Abhishek’s role, it has been revealed by a leading tabloid that the talented actor will be playing a raving alcoholic in one role while that of a tapori in the other.Abhishek is apparently very excited as this is the first time he will be seen in a double role, and also an alcoholic.It has also been added by sources that Abhi is completely indebted to SRK who helped him prepare for both the roles, having played an alcoholic in Devdas and a tapori in Josh.Moviewise, in a unique promotional strategy, the cast of Happy New Year has changed their Twitter names to the names that they have in the film.The film which is set to release on Diwali, conveys the message that in order to achieve your goals you have to respect them.last_img read more

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