Oceanlinx Generator Off Carrickalinga Still Poses Safety Risk

first_imgResidents from Fleurieu Peninsula were updated on the status of a stranded wave energy device in Carrickalinga waters.Last month representatives of the District Council of Yankalilla; the Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure (DPTI); the Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resources (DEWNR); the Environment Protection Authority (EPA); and Oceanlinx’s receiver, KordaMentha attended the meeting, writes Victor Harbour Times.Residents were informed that public access restriction notice to the 3500-tonne structure is still active as it poses a danger to divers and swimmers.A CAD 7 million wave energy converter ran into trouble 1.4 kilometres off the Carrickalinga coastline when airbags supporting the device suffered serious damage.According to representatives, they are still waiting for the insurance claim to be settled as the removal of the structure will cost around CAD 2 million.Offshore WIND staff, August 08, 2014; Image: dptilast_img read more

Viasat’s Phased Array Flat Panel Antenna to Power the O3b mPOWER SATCOM System

first_imgViasat has announced that its solid-state, fully-electronic phased array flat panel antenna has been selected by SES Networks for the O3b mPOWER satellite communications (satcom) system. The O3b mPOWER is one of the industry’s most powerful satellite-based communications system. Viasat’s flat panel antenna will be used for a new generation of customer edge terminals for multiple applications on the O3b network.Viasat’s flat panel antenna technology leverages years of commercial innovation and R&D investment. The antenna offers a compact, lightweight solution for fixed and mobile broadband terminals. It is scalable, customizable and will enable SES Networks to target various types of users with different broadband connectivity needs.Viasat’s fully-electronic flat panel antenna has the ability to dynamically steer beams – without any moving parts – and rapidly follow a satellite’s position, allowing seamless handover between satellites in a non-Geostationary Satellite Orbit (NGSO) constellation. The antenna also features advancements in spectrum usage; dynamic interference mitigation to and from other satellites; enhanced processing power; and the ability to perform on-the-fly reconfiguration of antenna characteristics to enable end-terminals to support and communicate within a hybrid satcom system of NGSO and Geostationary Satellite (GEO) systems.The Viasat phased array is based on proprietary flat panel core technology, inclusive of a new RF integrated circuit and a modular approach that enables multiple types of user terminals – from residential broadband and in-flight Wi-Fi to connected car and backhaul applications – to keep pace with growing broadband connectivity demands. The current phased array uses a dual-beam flat panel antenna system operating in the full Ka- frequency band with an ability to be customized for Ku-band applications. The development of the Viasat phased array is in part supported by the European Space Agency (ESA), through a Public Private Partnership (PPP) Viasat and ESA announced in November 2017.last_img read more

Galway GAA Fixtures

first_imgUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Castlegar, (Round 4), Castlegar V Killimordaly 18:45, Ref: John KeaneUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Skehana, (Round 2), Skehana V Four Roads 18:45, Ref: Mike TarpeyMinor A Football League – North, Venue: Corofin, (Round 4), Corofin V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 18:45, Ref: Padraic KellyMinor B1 Football League – North, Venue: Tuam Stars, (Round 4), Tuam Stars V Annaghdown 18:45, Ref: Gerry DalyMinor B2 Football League – North, Venue: Caltra Pitch, (Round 4), Caltra V St Brendan’s 18:45, Ref: Tony KeatingMinor B2 Football League – North, Venue: Dunmore, (Round 4), Dunmore MacHales V Headford 18:45, Ref: P.J. RabbitteMinor C Football League – North, Venue: Brownesgrove, (Round 3), Cortoon Shamrocks V Kilconly 18:45, Ref: Charlie WardMinor A Football League – West, Venue: Oughterard, (Round 1), Oughterard V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mor 18:45, Ref: Noel GorhamMinor A Football League – West, Venue: Páirc na bhForbacha, (Round 1), Barna V Salthill-Knocknacarra 18:45, Ref: Muiris MacGearailtMinor A Football League – West, Venue: Westside, (Round 1), St Michael’s V Moycullen 18:45, Ref: Frank KinneenMinor B1 Football League – West, Venue: Killannin, (Round 1), Killannin V Oranmore-Maree 18:45, Ref: Máirtín O Curraoin (coilím)Minor B1 Football League – West, Venue: Páirc an Chathánaigh, (Round 1), An Cheathrú Rua V Clifden / Renvyle 18:45, Ref: Liam ConghaileMinor B2 Football League – West, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 2), An Spideal/Oileann Arann V Kinvara 18:45, Ref: Tom NallyMinor B2 Football League – West, Venue: Indreabhán, (Round 2), Micheal Breathnach V An Fhairche – Clonbur 18:45, Ref: Pádraig MacDonnachaThu 29 MarUnder 16 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 2), Clarinbridge V Carnmore 18:45, Ref: Ronan StankardUnder 16 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Athenry, (Round 2), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Kilconieron 18:45, Ref: Ronan McNultyUnder 16 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Lackagh, (Round 2), Turloughmore V Moycullen 18:45, Ref: Sean ByrneUnder 16 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Gort, (Round 2), Gort V Loughrea 18:45, Ref: John McDonaghUnder 16 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Castlegar, (Round 2), Castlegar V Killimordaly 18:45, Ref: John KeaneUnder 16 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ardrahan, (Round 2), Ardrahan V Oranmore-Maree 18:45, Ref: Paschal SheehanUnder 16 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kilbeacanty, (Round 2), Michael Cusacks V Cappataggle 18:45, Ref: Noel QuinnUnder 16 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Tonabrucky, (Round 2), Rahoon-Newcastle V Sarsfields 18:45, Ref: Conor QuinlanUnder 16 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Craughwell, (Round 2), Craughwell V Ballygar 18:45, Ref: David CorbettUnder 16 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Woodford, (Round 2), Tommy Larkins V Kinvara 18:45, Ref: David CunninghamUnder 16 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Mullagh, (Round 2), Mullagh/Kiltormer V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 18:45, Ref: Seamus GoldrickUnder 16 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 2), Skehana-Mountbellew/Moylough V Kilnadeema-Leitrim 18:45, Ref: David StauntonUnder 16 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Killimor, (Round 2), Killimor V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 18:45, Ref: John RosneyUnder 16 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballyloughnane, (Round 2), Liam Mellows V Salthill-Knocknacarra 18:45, Ref: Ollie FlanaganUnder 16 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Portumna, (Round 2), Portumna V Pádraig Pearses 18:45, Ref: Joe LarkinUnder 16 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Castledaly, (Round 2), St Thomas V Sylane 18:45, Ref: Kevin EganUnder 16 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Cregg, (Round 2), Annaghdown V Ballinasloe 18:45, Ref: Mike TarpeyUnder 16 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Indreabhán, (Round 2), Cois Fharraige V Ballinderreen 18:45, Ref: Pat McGrathUnder 16 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Abbeyknockmoy, (Round 2), Abbeyknockmoy V Meelick-Eyrecourt 18:45, Ref: Richard McNicholasU14 Football Division 3, Venue: Menlough, (Round 1), Menlough V Killererin 18:45, Ref: Gerry MooreFri 30 MarDivision 3 League, Venue: TBC, (Final), Barna V Claregalway 18:30, Ref: Kieran QuinnArd Ri Hotel Division 5 (North), Venue: Caherlistrane, (Round 1), Caherlistrane V Mountbellew/Moylough 18:45, Ref: Gerald Anthony LohanArd Ri Hotel Division 5 (North), Venue: Corofin, (Round 1), Corofin V Annaghdown 18:45, Ref: Padraic KellyArd Ri Hotel Division 6 (North), Venue: Kilconly, (Round 1), Kilconly V Caltra 18:45, Ref: Tony KeatingArd Ri Hotel Division 6 (North), Venue: Brownesgrove, (Round 1), Cortoon Shamrocks V Tuam Stars 18:45, Ref: Gerry DalyArd Ri Hotel Division 6 (North), Venue: Clonberne, (Round 1), Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Monivea-Abbey 18:45, Ref: Austin O’ConnellKeogh Accountancy Group U20 A Football Championship West, Venue: Maigh Cuilinn, (Semi Final), Moycullen V Oughterard 18:00, Ref: Frank KinneenKeogh Accountancy Group U20 B Football Championship – West, Venue: Indreabhán, (Final), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir V An Spideal/Oileann Arann 16:00, Ref: James MolloyMinor B1 Hurling Group 1, Venue: Ballinderreen, (Round 1), Ballinderreen V Kinvara 18:00, Ref: Ronan StankardSat 31 Mar Senior Hurling League, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Final Replay), Craughwell V St Thomas 17:00, Ref: Richard McNicholasDivision 3 League, Venue: Monivea, (Round 1), Monivea-Abbey V Oileann Arainn 13:00, Ref: Ger CahillDivision 3 League, Venue: Oranmore, (Round 1), Oranmore-Maree V Kilconly 18:00, Ref: Shane HehirDivision 3 League, Venue: Caltra Pitch, (Round 1), Caltra V Williamstown 18:00, Ref: Noel DempseyDivision 4 League, Venue: Renvyle, (Round 1), Renvyle V Dunmore MacHales 18:00, Ref: Mairtin O MaininDivision 4 League, Venue: Corofin, (Round 1), Corofin V Clifden 18:00, Ref: Gerald Anthony LohanDivision 4 League, Venue: Kilconnell, (Round 1), St Gabriel’s V St. James 18:00, Ref: Gerry MooreArd Ri Hotel Division 5 (North), Venue: Glinsk G.A.A.Pitch, (Round 1), Glinsk V Ballinasloe 18:00, Ref: P.J. RabbitteArd Ri Hotel Division 5 (North), Venue: Headford, (Round 1), Headford V Milltown 18:00, Ref: Richard Mc NicholasArd Ri Hotel Division 7 (North), Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 1), Pádraig Pearses V Killererin 18:00, Ref: Martin GavinArd Ri Hotel Division 7 (North), Venue: Menlough, (Round 1), Menlough V Caherlistrane 18:00, Ref: Martin CollinsArd Ri Hotel Division 7 (North), Venue: Ballygar, (Round 1), St Brendan’s V Tuam Stars 18:00, Ref: Sean LyonsCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Ros Muc, (Round 1), Na Piarsaigh V Salthill-Knocknacarra 18:30, Ref: Máirtín O Curraoin (coilím)Car Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Killannin, (Round 1), Killannin V Moycullen 18:30, Ref: Tom NallyCar Parts Warehouse Division 5 (West), Venue: Crestwood, (Round 1), Fr Griffins/Eire Og V Naomh Anna, Leitir Mor 18:30, Ref: Noel CumminsSun 01 AprArd Ri Hotel Division 7 (North), Venue: Eyrecourt, (Round 1), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Williamstown 12:00, Ref: Lloyd KellyMon 02 AprU16 Football Division 1 West, Venue: Páirc Maigh Cuilinn, (Round 1), Moycullen V Claregalway 19:00, Ref: Frank KinneenUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Clarinbridge, (Round 5), Clarinbridge V Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 11:00, Ref: Karol CollinsUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Lackagh, (Round 5), Turloughmore V Killimordaly 11:00, Ref: David StauntonUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: New Inn, (Round 5), Sarsfields V Castlegar 11:00, Ref: Gerry HurleyUnder 14 A Hurling Championship, Venue: Craughwell, (Round 5), Craughwell V Loughrea 11:00, Ref: Ger O’ConnorUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Woodford, (Round 5), Tommy Larkins V Ballinasloe 11:00, Ref: Liam GordonUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Athenry, (Round 5), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Sylane 11:00, Ref: Eoin ShaughnessyUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ardrahan, (Round 5), Ardrahan V Oranmore-Maree 11:00, Ref: Paschal SheehanUnder 14 A1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kilnadeema, (Round 5), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Michael Cusacks 11:00, Ref: Vincent EarlsUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Na Forbacha, (Round 5), Cois Fharraige V Mountbellew/Moylough 11:00, Ref: Ronan McNultyUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Moycullen, (Round 5), Moycullen V Gort 11:00, Ref: Pat McGrathUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballyloughnane, (Round 5), Liam Mellows V Cappataggle 11:00, Ref: John DonovanUnder 14 B Hurling Championship, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 5), Kinvara V Carnmore 11:00, Ref: Fergal BerminghamUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Kilconieron, (Round 5), Kilconieron V Rahoon-Newcastle 11:00, Ref: James LundonUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Mullagh, (Round 5), Mullagh/Kiltormer V Salthill-Knocknacarra 11:00, Ref: Gerry DonoghueUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Clonfert, (Round 5), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Ballinderreen 11:00, Ref: Derek MoloneyUnder 14 B1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Castledaly, (Round 5), St Thomas V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 11:00, Ref: Ronan StankardUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 5), Pádraig Pearses V Skehana 11:00, Ref: Trevor LohanUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Tuam, (Round 5), Tuam V Pádraig Pearses 11:00, Ref: Mike TarpeyUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Cregg, (Round 5), Annaghdown V Four Roads 11:00, Ref: Adrian MooneyUnder 14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Indreabhán, (Round 3), Micheal Breathnach V Killimor 11:00, Ref: David EarlsUnder 14 C1 Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballygar, (Round 3), Ballygar V Portumna 11:00, Ref: Tom McNicholasU 20 A Football Championship North, Venue: Tuam Stadium, (Final), Claregalway V Mountbellew/Moylough 15:00, Ref: Austin O’ConnellMinor A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: TBC, (Round 1), Meelick-Eyrecourt V Craughwell 16:30, Ref: Christopher BrowneMinor A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Gort, (Round 1), Loughrea V Clarinbridge 16:30, Ref: John McDonaghMinor A Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Carnmore, (Round 1), Liam Mellows V Killimordaly 18:00, Ref: Adrian MooneyMinor A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Gort, (Round 1), Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry V Castlegar 18:00, Ref: Kevin EganMinor A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Fohenagh Sportsfield, (Round 1), Ballygar V St Mary’s GAA Athenry 18:00, Ref: Liam GordonMinor B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Kilconieron, (Round 1), Kilconieron V Michael Cusacks 18:00, Ref: Michael ConwayMinor B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Ardrahan, (Round 1), Ardrahan V Mullagh/Kiltormer 18:00, Ref: Noel QuinnMinor B Hurling Championship – Group 1, Venue: Padraig Pearses GAA Ground, (Round 1), Pádraig Pearses V Moycullen 18:00, Ref: Vincent BurkeMinor B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Tonabrucky, (Round 1), Rahoon-Newcastle V Tommy Larkins 18:00, Ref: Liam ConghaileMinor B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Leitrim Community Centre, (Round 1), Kilnadeema-Leitrim V Gort 18:00, Ref: Peter MurphyMinor B1 Hurling Group 1, Venue: Cappataggle, (Round 1), Cappataggle V Ahascragh/Fohenagh 18:00, Ref: Seamus MoranMinor B1 Hurling Group 1, Venue: Portumna, (Round 1), Portumna V Killimor 18:00, Ref: Brian KeonMinor B1 Hurling Group 2, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 1), Cois Fharraige V Oranmore-Maree 18:00, Ref: Paul FahyMinor B1 Hurling Group 2, Venue: Cregg, (Round 1), Annaghdown V Sylane 18:00, Ref: James HoadeTue 03 AprU16 Football Division 1 North, Venue: Cregg, (Round 1), Annaghdown V Corofin 19:00, Ref: Tony KeatingU16 Football Division 1 North, Venue: Dunmore MacHales, (Round 1), Dunmore MacHales V Northern Gaels 19:00, Ref: Peter BaneU16 Football Division 1 North, Venue: Kilconnell, (Round 1), St. Gabriels V Caherlistrane 19:00, Ref: Noel DempseyU16 Football Division 1 North, Venue: Ballinasloe, (Round 1), Ballinasloe V Monivea-Abbey 19:00, Ref: Gearoid O ConamhaU16 Football Division 1 West, Venue: Oranmore, (Round 1), Oranmore-Maree V Barna 19:00, Ref: Lloyd KellyU16 Football Division 1 West, Venue: Páirc an Chnoic, (Round 1), Micheal Breathnach V St. James 19:00, Ref: Liam ConghaileU16 Football Division 1 West, Venue: Salthill-Knocknacarra, (Round 1), Salthill-Knocknacarra V St Michael’s 19:00, Ref: Tommy Faherty (S)U16 Football Division 2 North, Venue: Killererin GAA Pitch, (Round 1), Killererin V Caltra 19:00, Ref: Tom RyderU16 Football Division 2 North, Venue: Milltown, (Round 1), Milltown V Loughrea 19:00, Ref: Charlie WardU16 Football Division 2 North, Venue: Athenry, (Round 1), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Kilconly 19:00, Ref: Eoin ShaughnessyU16 Football Division 2 West, Venue: Pairc Na Piarsaigh, (Round 1), Carna-Caiseal/Na Piarsaigh V An Fhairche – Clonbur 19:00, Ref: Mairtín O Curraoin (coilím)U16 Football Division 2 West, Venue: Páirc an Chathánaigh, (Round 1), An Cheathrú Rua V An Spidéal 19:00, Ref: Mairtin O MaininU16 Football Division 2 West, Venue: Leitir Mor, (Round 1), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mor V Oughterard 19:00, Ref: Pádraig MacDonnachaU16 Football Division 2 West, Venue: Clifden, (Round 1), Clifden V Killannin 19:00, Ref: Ciarain (Patrick) O ConaireU16 Football Division 3, Venue: Mountbellew, (Round 1), Mountbellew/Moylough V Headford 19:00, Ref: John CahillU16 Football Division 3, Venue: Clonberne, (Round 1), Kilkerrin-Clonberne V Menlough 19:00, Ref: Martin GavinU16 Football Division 3, Venue: St Brendan’s, (Round 1), St Brendan’s V Cortoon Shamrocks 19:00, Ref: Paul QuinnU16 Football Division 4, Venue: Claregalway Knockdoemore, (Round 1), Claregalway V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Gerry MooreU16 Football Division 4, Venue: Oranmore-Maree, (Round 1), Oranmore-Maree V Annaghdown 19:00, Ref: Adrian McPhilbinWed 04 AprUnder 14 C Hurling Championship, Venue: Ballymacward, (Round 1), Pádraig Pearses V Annaghdown 18:30, Ref: Tomas LallyMinor A Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: TBC, (Round 1), Turloughmore V Salthill-Knocknacarra 16:30, Ref: John KeaneMinor B Hurling Championship – Group 2, Venue: Carnmore GAA Club , (Round 1), Carnmore V St Thomas 18:00, Ref: Karol CollinsMinor A Football League – North, Venue: Claregalway Lakeview, (Round 5), Claregalway V Monivea-Abbey 18:45, Ref: Anthony CoyneMinor A Football League – North, Venue: Athenry, (Round 5), St Mary’s GAA Athenry V Northern Gaels 18:45, Ref: Gerry MooreMinor A Football League – North, Venue: Caherlistrane, (Round 5), Caherlistrane V Corofin 18:45, Ref: Gerry DalyMinor B1 Football League – North, Venue: Cregg, (Round 5), Annaghdown V Ballinasloe 18:45, Ref: Austin O’ConnellMinor B1 Football League – North, Venue: Kilconnell, (Round 5), St Gabriel’s V Tuam Stars 18:45, Ref: Martin FlahertyMinor B2 Football League – North, Venue: Ballygar, (Round 5), St Brendan’s V Dunmore MacHales 18:45, Ref: Lloyd KellyMinor B2 Football League – North, Venue: Headford, (Round 5), Headford V Caltra 18:45, Ref: Richard McNicholasMinor C Football League – North, Venue: Kilconly, (Round 2), Kilconly V Milltown 18:45, Ref: Sean LyonsMinor C Football League – North, Venue: Brownesgrove, (Round 2), Cortoon Shamrocks V Menlough 18:45, Ref: Tom RyderMinor A Football League – West, Venue: Leitir Mir, (Round 4), Naomh Anna, Leitir Mir V Moycullen 19:00, Ref: Pádraig MacDonnachaMinor A Football League – West, Venue: Oughterard, (Round 4), Oughterard V Barna 19:00, Ref: Frank WalshMinor A Football League – West, Venue: Westside, (Round 4), St Michael’s V Salthill-Knocknacarra 19:00, Ref: Ger CahillMinor B1 Football League – West, Venue: Mervue, (Round 4), St. James V Oranmore-Maree 19:00, Ref: Alan CarrMinor B1 Football League – West, Venue: Páirc an Chathánaigh, (Round 4), An Cheathrú Rua V Killannin 19:00, Ref: Noel GorhamMinor B2 Football League – West, Venue: Kinvara, (Round 3), Kinvara V An Fhairche – Clonbur 19:00, Ref: Frank KinneenMinor B2 Football League – West, Venue: An Spideal, (Round 3), An Spideal / Oileann Arann V Micheal Breathnach 19:00, Ref: Christopher Ryanprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Wed 28 Mar U14 Football Division 2 North, Venue: Kilconly, (Round 1), Kilconly V Clarinbridge 18:45, Ref: Tom Ryderlast_img read more

Oranmore-Maree 2-18 Charleville 1-15 – The Commentary

first_imgGalway Bay FM’s Live GAA Commentaries are brought to you In Association With Supermacs print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Commentary from Niall Canavan and Sean Walsh center_img Here is another opportunity to hear Galway Bay FM’s commentary of Oranmore-Maree’s historic All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Club Final win over Charleville at Croke Park. last_img

South Africa’s reputation improving

first_img22 September 2011 South Africa’s reputation among people of the G8 countries has shown a steady improvement since 2009, the Reputation Institute said on Wednesday, with recent gains in beating crime boding well for further improvement still. The global reputation consulting firm said South Africa’s reputation had shown a steady year-on-year improvement since 2009, from a score of 44.27 in January 2009, to 44.60 in January 2010, and 46.70 in January 2011 (on a score scale of 0-100). South Africa’s reputation score spiked at 49.11 in August 2010, after the Fifa World Cup held at venues around the country. The G8 comprises the world’s eight most industrialised nations: Canada, Germany, Japan, Italy, France, Russia, the UK and the US. The institute said the top driver of South Africa’s reputation among people of the G8 countries in 2011 was whether people were welcoming and friendly. The perception of whether the country was a safe place was the second most important of the 16 drivers measured in 2011. South Africa achieved a “weak” score of 57.84 in the top driver, and its score as a safe place was considered poor at 37.32. Perceptions of the government’s effectiveness achieved a “weak” 41.6. The country scored the highest for physical beauty (72.19) and enjoyment (71.21), but these were only the fifth and seventh most important drivers of South Africa’s reputation. “This indicates that we can improve our reputation by working hard on safety and effective government,” the institute’s managing director in South Africa, Dominik Heil, said. “Recent gains that have been announced in safety and security are therefore really important and bode well for us in building a stronger reputation.” Out of the 50 countries measured in 2011, South Africa continued to be associated with mid-scale reputation countries such as Puerto Rico, South Korea, Mexico, Turkey and Egypt, and this year was ranked 33rd overall in the world. Several new countries were included in the 2011 survey, including Egypt and Nigeria. The survey ranked Egypt at 37th position. Nigeria was 47th, ahead only of Pakistan, Iran and Iraq. Canada was the best-regarded country in the world in 2011, while Sweden, Australia, Switzerland and New Zealand were in the next four. Norway, Denmark, Finland, Austria and Netherlands made up the rest of the top 10 countries in the world. Sapalast_img read more

Proteas ready to face Pakistan: Smith

first_img“I had major surgery five months ago and my workload over the last five days has stepped up, so I’m following the programme that is in place to make sure I can get on to the field on Monday.” JP Duminy and Faf du Plessis opened the batting to practice against the new ball, although both batsmen are more likely to face the second new ball because of their roles lower down the order. 11 October 2013 Weather conditionsWeather conditions, Smith said, also played an important role in the game. “We wanted to get used to the heat. I think we have done that,” he reckoned. SAinfo reporter and Cricket South Africa FailedIronically, Smith was the only top order batsman to fail, making two on his return to the national team after six months out of the game as a result of an ankle injury that required surgery. The Proteas travel to Abu Dhabi on Friday and will wrap up their preparations for the first test on the weekend. Proteas captain Graeme Smith declared himself satisfied with his side’s preparations on Thursday after they drew their three-day warmup match against Pakistan A in Sharjah ahead of the first test against Pakistan, starting in Abu Dhabi on Monday. He chose not to bat in the second innings, even though he hadn’t spent much time at the crease. Smith explained that it was a precautionary decision and said he is confident he will be prepared for the first test. As is the way with most tour warm-up matches, the tourists used the contest to get in some batting practice. “Bar the three days we have had here, we have had two tough training sessions and a lot of other fitness work in the heat. We are feeling a lot more settled in the heat than we were three days ago.” Addressing South Africa’s performance against Pakistan A, he said: “If you have followed the team for the last period of time you will know that warm-up games are process driven. It’s more about getting the workload under our belt rather than pushing the intensity to win games.” “It’s a management process more than anything,” he explained at a press conference after the match. South Africa goes into the three-test series having last lost a series away from home in 2006. Since that series in Sri Lanka, the Proteas have played 28 tests on foreign soil, winning 15 of them and losing only four times, with nine draws. They posted 354 for 8 declared in their first innings, to which Pakistan A replied with 311 for 6 declared. The Proteas then posted 109 for 3 in their second innings, as members of the lower order were given a chance in the middle.last_img read more

100% Giving with the SHRM Foundation!

first_imgAttention, SHRM chapters and state councils! Have you made your 2018 annual donation to the SHRM Foundation yet? If you have, then you’ve moved your state one step closer to becoming a member of the 100% Giving Club. If you haven’t, there’s still time to do so!The 100% Giving Club annually recognizes the states with 100% giving from the SHRM state council and all chapters within the state. This club signifies the collective dedication your state has to advancing the mission of the SHRM Foundation.To join the 100% Giving Club, your state council and all chapters within the state must make their annual donation to the SHRM Foundation by November 2, 2018. Once the state council and all chapters have made their donation, you will receive a digital badge to display on websites and social media and will also be recognized and celebrated at SHRM’s Volunteer Leaders’ Summit. To confirm your chapter’s or state council’s 2018 donation to the SHRM Foundation, or to view donations from other chapters in your state, please visit the giving reports page of our website.For more information on how your state can achieve 100% giving status in 2018, please e-mail SHRM Foundation development specialist Alie Mihuta at [email protected] #EmpowerHR #donate #100percent #shrmfoundationlast_img read more

European Migration Crisis Costs Eclipse $1 Billion in Supply Chain Disruption

first_imgA recent study reveals that essential shipments of retail goods and medical supplies are being delayed and destroyed as a result of the European migration crisis, with the consequential supply chain disruption costing a collective $1 billion to the economy in the United Kingdom in the last year alone.The latest BSI (British Standards Institution) Supply Chain Security Risk Index shows that in September Europe saw the highest number of border closures in the last twenty years. With the number of families and individuals displaced by war across Africa and the Middle East growing by 50% over the past year, BSI warns that costs to international shippers will continue to rise.The report highlights that closures at Calais add an estimated $1.2M each day to the cost of those transporting retail goods to the UK with delays of nine hours or longer, while border closures in Southern Germany, Serbia, Croatia and Hungary have hit retailers and shipping firms hard. This type of supply chain disruption increases risks of theft, spoilage, product damage, and other losses. Food and pharmaceutical shipments are worst affected, underscored by a recent incident in which an entire shipment of medical supplies worth $3.9 million having to be destroyed after stowaways broke into the container.- Sponsor – Calais is a town and major ferry port in northern France. Since the middle ages it has been a very important center for transport and trading with England. The migrants, who are living in camps known as “the Jungle” on the edge of Calais, attempt to stow away on trucks headed for Eurotunnel, or jump or cut security fences to try to hide on Eurotunnel trains themselves. They also try to board trucks bound for cross-Channel ferries. Extra security, including fencing, paid for by the UK, has been put in place.Attempts by migrants to cross the Channel from France into England have resulted in a logistical crisis, causing delays in transportation, rising security concerns and supply chain disruption. In one recent incursion, 100 migrants broke through a fence and entered the Eurotunnel terminal, with some making it into the tunnel itself. More than a dozen migrants have lost their lives trying to reach the UK since late June.Jim Yarbrough, a global intelligence program manager of supply chain solutions at BSI, commented: “More so than any other economic bloc, Europe relies upon free trade. Every shipment delayed, contaminated or destroyed, raises the cost to the end consumer. For exports, this hurts competitiveness, undermines productivity and risks jobs; for imports, it raises the cost of living for each and every citizen.” Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox.  Sign up nowlast_img read more

Ethics and Compliance: Culture Trumps Compliance

first_imgA decade after business scandals like Enron and Worldcom, have businesses become any more ethical?Over the last decade many businesses have bulked up on the implementation of Ethics and Compliance (E&C) programs as a way to outwardly demonstrate that they are businesses which operate fairly and honestly.  But a study by LRN finds that there is often little correlation between the size of the budget or per-capita costs that businesses spend on their E&C program and the effectiveness of those programs.  LRN evaluated and ranked E&C programs based on how effectively employee behavior can be positively changed when viewed from the perspective of ethics.The LRN report found that many  businesses set up E&C programs and overly focus on meeting compliance requirements.  Dov Seidman, founder and CEO of LRN, said that “traditional approaches to ethics and compliance have had a narrow focus on avoiding losses from litigation and punitive government action.  Our survey shows the long-term economic value of building a culture animated by a mission and set of values that inspire workers to collaborate, innovate, and fully contribute their character and creativity at work day after day.”The LRN report identifies five characteristics that typically distinguish companies that have the most effective ethics and compliance programs:Celebrates ethical leadershipAdapts to changing business needsFocuses on employees as a key element of risk assessmentSupported by senior managementApplies and considers risk data when making decisionsWhat are the top ethics and compliance risks that businesses face today?  The LRN report identified the top risks as data privacy (74 percent), conflicts of interest (70 percent), electronic data protection (68 percent), and bribery and corruption (62 percent), and social media (41 percent).last_img read more

22 days agoSolskjaer fumes over penalty call as mundane Man Utd draw with AZ Alkmaar

first_imgSolskjaer fumes over penalty call as mundane Man Utd draw with AZ Alkmaarby Freddie Taylor22 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer believes Manchester United were robbed of a penalty in Thursday’s uninspiring goalless draw with AZ Alkmaar.United substitute Marcus Rashford went to ground under a clumsy challenge from Stijn Wuytens in a game that included few chances for either side.The Red Devils did not have a single shot on target in the match, with David De Gea forced into a couple of sharp saves. It was United’s tenth straight away game without a win, and speaking after the game Solskjaer was disappointed his team didn’t receive a spot-kick.”It’s a penalty 101 times out of a 100,” Solskjaer told BT Sport.”How many times this season have we not got penalties? Against Arsenal that would be 2-0, tonight would have been 1-0.”It would have topped off a very good performance away from home against a very good team. We’ve come here and should have won.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more