Fans have strong reactions to new Giants manager Gabe Kapler

first_imgIt’s official. Former Phillies manager and ex-MLB player Gabe Kapler is the new Giants skipper.Kapler’s background includes being a fitness freak, who has played for six major league teams. He has also worked for the Giants’ president of baseball operations, Farhan Zaidi when he was with the Dodgers. Kapler was accused to mishandling allegations that players in the organization had committed sexual assault.Many Giants fans were quick to take to social media to react to Kapler’s hire.Finally …last_img read more

BY THE YOUTH FOR THE YOUTH – GenZ speaks out on pertinent issues they face

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday, 25 June 2018 – As Youth Month comes to an end young people commemorate the class of ‘76 in an exclusively structured dialogue on pertinent issues that they face on a daily in their communities.Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, in partnership with Brand South Africa and the City of Johannesburg, will be hosting a uniquely youth panel discussion by the youth for the youth on Friday, 29 June 2018 at Brand South Africa, 103 Central Street Houghton, from 9am to 13pm.The aim of this engagement is to foster dialogue with young people, on the role they play in paving the future of South Africa. The panelists, all youth, will be discussing their thoughts on freedom and responsibility, being an active citizen and leaving your legacy. The selected youth come from various organisations throughout Johannesburg and represent the voice of the next generation.When asked why the event was aimed at this unique age group, Laura Parker, Director of Boys & Girls Clubs of South Africa, said “It’s important for us in this sector to showcase the voice of our beneficiaries.  Boys & Girls Clubs provide access to education, mentorship, and to opportunities for youth daily, but today, we are providing a platform for our young people’s ideas and voices to be heard.”Brand South Africa’s involvement affords the organisation an opportunity to take a moment to interact and provide relevant feedback on research insights that is guided by citizens young and old on their role in Nation building and reputation management of the country.“Young people are of great importance to the future of this country and it is imperative that we hear how young people interpret their role in building a better South Africa and the legacy they would like to build. It is very timely that we have these dialogues during the centenary of Madiba – a man who left us all with a positive legacy: to improve the world”, said Brand South Africa’s Stakeholder Manager for Government Ms Toni Gumede. Notes to the Editor_______________________________________________________________________     About Boys & Girls Club of South Africa BGCSA is a registered non-profit organization provides facility based programs and activities for school aged and school going youth.  Kids come to our Clubs during non-school hours and develop a sense of belonging, influence, usefulness, and competence. BGCSA follows on the time-tested and proven model of Boys & Girls Clubs of America, which supports 4 million youth annually in 4,000 Clubs, and boasts Denzel Washington, Usher, Jennifer Lopez, and Kerry Washington, among others, as alumni.Contact: [email protected]: 011 523 3192Twitter: @bgcsa_pimvilleFacebook: @bgcsouthafricaInstagram: @bgcsaWebsite: www.bgcsa.org_________________________________________________________________About Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa, with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, in order to improve its global competitiveness. Its aim is also to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, in order to contribute to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide programme created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa.  It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young.  It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.Contact: [email protected]: 011 712 5000last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – December 28, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another cold morning in over Ohio this morning. Subzero temps are being reported over sections of northwest and north central Ohio, and low single digit temps are being talked about elsewhere. High pressure moves across the state today, but we may not see the full benefit of south winds today. Sunshine should be seen in many areas today. Tonight, we have minor snows that cross Michigan and drift southeast into Ohio. The bulk of these light snows stay north of US 30 corridor and accumulations will be minor, mostly a coating to an inch. South of there we see only clouds down to I-70 with a few flurries around.  Some sunshine will try and develop in the north by tomorrow midday at the latest, and the rest of the state will see good sun to start.Lake effect snows remain through the day today and tomorrow in NE Ohio, and we expect some better accumulations there. However, for the rest of the state, the best chance of snow in the short term develops tomorrow overnight through Saturday. However, the clipper system seems to be having trouble finding and hanging on to moisture, and that means we are taking snow potential down this morning for the event. For now, we will look for a coating to 2” for the state from late tomorrow night through Saturday. Snows may linger longer, on through sunset Saturday, in parts of the state, but we don’t think they are able to pile up as fast. We will put out our final snow total thoughts tomorrow morning, but this looks like a slightly better forecast for us at this time. Strong north winds coming behind the system will keep lake snows in the forecast over NE Ohio through Saturday evening and potentially on into midweek next week. This can bring additional inches to far NE Ohio, and as we mentioned yesterday, the areas that seem to be most in the crosshairs are Ashtabula, Lake, Geauga and Trumbull counties, although anywhere along the south lake shore we can see lake snows, at least to finish the weekend.OH_Ag_Net-1As we start off 2018 we have a continuation of the pattern that brings polar air to the state. We continue to look for an entire week of temps in the single digits and below zero. A couple of minor snows may pop up through the week…A coating to an inch for Wednesday with 60% coverage, and then another clipper with a coating to 2” for late Thursday night (4th) through Friday (5th).  Generally, though, snow is not the headline for next week….cold air is.In the extended window, we could be looking at another major winter storm arriving around the 7th-8th of January as a strong front sweeps in and moisture comes up the front from the south. It is followed quickly by a similar surge for the 9th-10th. If these two come through in rapid succession as is currently being projected, we could be looking at significant snows as we move through the first part of January. Strong winds would be expected with any such frontal passage. Temperatures are expected to moderate ahead of those systems slightly, coming off the bitter cold levels we see next week, but we expect below normal temps right on into mid-January, which would mean that snow would be the primary precipitation type.last_img read more

a month agoCesc hails ‘amazing’ Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmour

first_imgCesc hails ‘amazing’ Chelsea youngster Billy Gilmourby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has heaped praise on youngster Billy Gilmour.Monaco ace Fabregas hailed Gilmour after his starring role in Chelsea’s 7-1 Carabao Cup win over Grimsby Town.Fabregas tweeted: “He played amazing tonight. “Personality is the most important at this age and he’s got it all right. “Now time to keep learning and taking advantage of these games to prove the coach he’s good enough.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Jamaicans Encouraged to Serve on Boards of Public Bodies

first_imgPrime Minister the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, is encouraging well-thinking Jamaicans who are keen on volunteering their services in the public’s interest, particularly on the Boards of Public Bodies, to offer themselves for consideration.“If you are of high integrity (and)… competence, and you have that willingness to serve, the Government wants your help,” he said.The Prime Minister was addressing the management and staff of State refinery, Petrojam, during a meeting at the entity, located on Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston, on Friday (July 13).His remarks came against the background of recent developments regarding the management of Petrojam’s operations, which have resulted in administrative restructuring and an impending strategic review of the entity.Noting that public service is among the “highest callings” to which any Jamaican can aspire, Mr. Holness said persons who are so interested should not be deterred by recent developments at Petrojam.“People who put themselves up voluntarily to serve the public interest, come under significant public scrutiny… and what has been happening in the last few weeks, certainly, would cause people to want to revisit whether or not they should give public service,” he pointed.Mr. Holness argued, however, that “the experience of (those) events has created a greater understanding and interest in how public bodies are run.”“That is why we are putting in place a new policy as to how Board Chairmen and members for Public Bodies are to be selected. Let us use this opportunity to transform how our country is governed,” he added.The Prime Minister also used the opportunity to thank Petrojam’s new Chairman, Paul Hoo, and Board members, for offering their services.“They have volunteered and I am particularly grateful and I want to publicly say thanks (to them) for agreeing to serve,” Mr Holness said.last_img read more