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Ramblings: Why the Sharks are A-OK without Joe Thornton

first_imgNASHVILLE, Tenn. — Joe Thornton flew to Nashville with his Sharks teammates Monday, but he’ll probably see more cowboy boots, live music and menus with hot chicken this week than game action.Head coach Pete DeBoer’s acknowledgement Sunday that Thornton is receiving antibiotic treatment through a PICC line suggests that he’s unlikely to play on the Sharks three-game road trip. That isn’t necessarily bad news.Tuesday’s game against the Nashville Predators (7-1) will mark the 41st time in the …last_img

The latest on DeMarcus Cousins before big matchup in Minnesota

first_imgKlay Thompson subscribes. You can too for just 11 cents a day for 11 months + receive a free Warriors Championship book. Sign me up!MINNEAPOLIS — DeMarcus Cousins will sit out when the Warriors (47-22) visit the Minnesota Timberwolves (32-38) on Tuesday, marking the second consecutive game he will miss because of a sore right ankle.The Warriors also listed veteran Shaun Livingston (rest) and rookie forward Jacob Evans (illness) as questionable. After missing Monday’s loss in San Antonio …last_img

‘Jacks to play first CCAA road games of season

first_imgThe Lumberjack women will look to take a foothold atop the California Collegiate Athletic Association standings while the men will look to show that their high-scoring offense can operate outside the confines of Lumberjack Arena as the Humboldt State men’s and women’s basketball teams get set for two-game road trips this week.Thursday night the Lumberjacks will face Cal Poly Pomona at Kellog Arena and on Saturday, Cal State Monterey Bay at the Kelp Bed (Otter Sports Center).The HSU women’s …last_img

Small businesses in South Africa honoured

first_imgThe hard work and achievements of the small business community in South Africa were in the spotlight when the winners of the 2015 South African Small Business Awards were announced on 5 November 2015 at a breakfast at Montecasino in Fourways, Johannesburg.The awards, hosted by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) and sponsored by Adams & Adams, First National Bank and Vodacom, paid tribute to the contribution that small businesses made in creating employment and building communities. They represented various industries throughout the country.Successful small businesses promote the outcomes of the country’s National Development Plan. It aims to create decent employment through inclusive economic growth, so creating a better South Africa, a better Africa, and a better world.The NSBC, established in 2007, is a non-profit membership organisation and the driving force fuelling small business growth. It was set up to foster the sustainability and growth of the SME sector, driving job creation, alleviating unemployment and nurturing the country’s entrepreneurial spirit. The chamber has a membership of more than 87 000 small- and medium-sized enterprises and 50 big brands as national partners.Mike Anderson, founder and chief executive officer of the NSBC, gives a motivational speech.(Image: National Small Business Chamber)Mike Anderson, the founder and chief executive officer of the NSBC, said in a statement that being recognised as a champion business further validated the award winners’ reputation for quality and provided opportunities for further growth. “While our economy struggles to reach its full potential, small businesses like the 2015 award winners act as shining examples of how innovation, perseverance and commitment can have a big impact,” he said.“Though times can be tough, this year’s winners have proven they can be too. The 2015 winners have shown that through passion, hard work and dedication, success is achievable.”The South African Small Business Awards, now in its seventh year, once again drew thousands of entries. This year, three special awards were introduced: National Exporter Award, National Travel & Tourism Award and National Innovation Award.Social mediaBusiness owners and others at the awards tweeted about the event:Delighted that .@StaffsUni Business School has been recognised by @SmallBizCharter for its SME and enterprise work https://t.co/76NJL98Edd— Paul Williams (@PaulWilliams207) November 5, 2015Mike Anderson (NSBC Founder & CEO) & @KatlegoMaboe talking about the importance of #smallbusiness #SmallBizAwardsSA https://t.co/SlLBSxjFA5— NSBC South Africa (@mysmallbiz) November 5, 2015Networking with some of SA’s best entrepreneurs @Phezulu_Group #smallbizawards #entrepreneur #SmallBusiness pic.twitter.com/Y2kMfek7Ob— Jean-Mari_Zeilinga (@JeanMariZ2) November 5, 2015#smallbizawards @ThinkroomTalk Daunting task to grow a business but nothing more rewarding— Zuanda (@ZuandaReid) November 5, 2015Women absolutely dominating these awards. Very encouraging to see. #SmallBizAwardsSA— media757 (@Media7five7) November 5, 2015The winnersAriston Global, owned by Reginald Pillay, was named 2015 National Small Business Champion. Pillay’s company provides accounting, tax, human resources and advisory services. It has grown over eight years to report a growth rate of more than 250% this financial year and created many new, professional long-term job opportunities for young entrants to the job market.Pillay said the first 1 000 days of a business were the most critical. “I’m inspired by how we’ve grown over the last eight years into the Ariston Global that you see today.“I am honoured to be the recipient of this award and humbled to be recognised by the NSBC. The way that the NSBC not only supports small businesses but also provides accolades for achievement is great. I am so happy to be a part of that.”From left: Stephen Swart, Head of Acquisitions at FNB; Gerard Du Plessis, Chairman at Adams & Adams; Reginald Pillay of Ariston Global and Songezo Masiso, National Sales Manager at Vodacom. Pillay won the National Small Business Champion of the Year award. (Image: National Small Business Chamber)The National Entrepreneur Champion and inaugural National Exporter Award went to Shooshoos, an exclusive baby shoe brand owned by Gill Bowen. The company has grown exponentially to become the biggest exclusive baby shoe brand in South Africa and exports to over 15 countries.National Woman in Business Champion of the Year – From Left: First runner-up: Tanya Kisten of Khanyisela College; National Woman in Business Champion of the Year award winner Sonja Smith-Janse Van Rensburg of Sonja Smith Funeral Group Pty Ltd and Second runner-up Refilwe Marumo of Mighty Comms Pty Ltd. (Image: National Small Business Chamber)Sonja Smith Funeral Group, owned by Sonja Smith, was awarded the National Woman in Business Champion. Smith’s passion for being of service to people in times of grief and her tireless advocacy in tackling legal issues in the funeral industry led to the company being featured in the Sunday newspaper Rapport and on television investigative journalism show Carte Blanche.Janine van Zyl, the owner of Cold Gold Artisan Ice Cream, scooped the National Young Entrepreneur Champion Award. With the motto “Perfection is all the little things done well with love”, Cold Gold Artisan Ice Cream creates speciality 100% natural ice cream and sorbet in over 800 flavours.Van Zyl said it was a great honour to receive the award. “It has been inspiring to watch my business grow alongside those of my suppliers. It was part of my vision to not only create a business for myself but to assist other businesses to grow at the same time.”The full list of winners and runners-up is:National Small Business Champion of the YearWinner: Ariston Global – Reginald PillayFirst runner-up: College of Production Technology – Andy GreenwoodSecond runner-up: Oembotutravel.co.za – Henri OtouNational Entrepreneur Champion of the YearWinner: Gill Bowen – ShooshoosFirst runner-up: Tyrone Naidoo – BEE OnlineSecond runner-up: Kevin Paxton – Noble Water SolutionsNational Woman in Business Champion of the YearWinner: Sonja Smith-Janse van Rensburg – Sonja Smith Funeral GroupFirst runner up: Tanya Kisten – Khanyisela CollegeSecond runner-up: Refilwe Marumo – Mighty CommsNational Young Entrepreneur Champion of the YearWinner: Janine Van Zyl – Cold Gold Artisan Ice CreamFirst runner-up: Tshepiso Mametja – Amphiguard BrickyardSecond runner-up: Marisa da Silva – Infanta FoodSpecial awardsNational Travel & Tourism Award: Oembotutravel.Co.Za – Henri OtouNational Exporter Award: Shooshoos – Gill BowenNational Innovation Award: Noble Water Solutions – Kevin PaxtonSource: South African Small Business Awards and Brand South Africa reporter.last_img read more

Can Social Networking Find 10 Red Balloons?

first_imgTomorrow morning, teams from all across the United States will try to find 10 red balloons. The federal Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) plans to moor 10 red weather balloons at 10 fixed locations in the continental United States, and whoever sends in the GPS coordinates of all the balloons first will win $40,000. With this event – called the DARPA Network Challenge – DARPA wants to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Arpanet – the predecessor of today’s Internet. DARPA wants to test how the Internet, crowdsourcing and social networking can help to solve “broad-scope, time-critical problems.” Read on to see how you can participate in this event.Teams from all over the United States have registered for this event – although anybody can participate. Entries will be accepted until 12 p.m. ET on Dec. 14. The balloons will be on display during daylight hours from 10 a.m. ET until 4 p.m. local time.Strategies Some teams have developed iPhone apps (iTunes link), while others are going to scour Twitter for clues. Some teams are also taking a more traditional approach and plan to simply drive around hoping to spot the balloons – and hoping their team will be large enough to find them. Click here for a list of teams; most of them are still more than happy to accept new volunteers. Even if you don’t belong to a group, you can still send out a tweet with the GPS coordinates if you happen to come across a balloon by coincidence. The teams will surely be grateful for this information as well.DARPA is financing this challenge because it hopes that this event, just like earlier DARPA challenges, will foster fresh thinking and encourage technologists to discover “new, collaborative ways to approach problems that were not dreamt of 40 years ago.” A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tags:#news#NYT#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Three doctors convicted under PCPNDT Act

first_imgA court here sentenced three doctors to three years in jail in a 2009 sex-determination and female foeticide case. Judicial Magistrate First Class Prachi Patel on Monday convicted Sushma Trivedi, Sandhya Tiwari and S.K. Shrivastava under the Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act, public prosecutor Ritesh Goyal said.₹5,000 fine The doctors were given three years’ imprisonment and the court slapped a fine of ₹5,000 on two of them — Sandhya Tiwari and S.K. Shrivastava — for running clinics without legal permission, he said.Mr. Goyal said a Delhi-based social organisation called Beti Bachao Samiti had conducted a sting operation separately on these three doctors in May 2009. In the sting operation, these doctors agreed to carry out sex-determination and female foeticide procedures in their clinics, he said. The organisation approached the District Collector with the recording of the sting operation, who directed the Chief Medical and Health Officer to file a case against the three under the PCPNDT Act, he said. The court found them guilty under section 23 of the PCPNDT Act.last_img read more

MPs to debate Liberal Indian Act motion calling for 2 year engagement

first_imgAPTN National NewsOTTAWA–Federal MPs are set to debate a Liberal party motion Monday calling on the House of Commons to initiate a two year process to explore replacement of the Indian Act with new, nation-to-nation agreements between Canada and First Nations based on the inherent and treaty rights of First Nations.The debate on the motion, introduced by interim Liberal leader Bob Rae, comes on the heels of Thursday’s debate on a Conservative MP’s private members bill to repeal and replace sections of the Indian Act which has the full backing of the Harper government.Rae’s motion, however, proposes a different process for dealing with the Indian Act. The motion calls on the government to initiate direct engagement with First Nations within three months of the motions passing. The engagement would be “on a nation-to-nation basis,” says the motion.“The Indian Act is the embodiment of failed colonial and paternalistic policies which have denied First Nations their rights, fair share in resources; fostered mistrust and created systemic barriers to the self determination and success of First Nations,” says the motion.The motion calls for a new agreement to replace the Indian Act based on “the constitutional, treaty and inherent rights of all First Nations” and “the historical and fiduciary responsibilities of the Crown to First Nations.” The motion says the new agreement would also follow the standards of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, “including the principle of free, prior and informed consent.”The motion sets a two year process that would produce “a series of concrete deliverables for the government to act upon.”The Conservative government, however, unveiled its plan Thursday to unravel and eventually replace the Indian Act beginning with Saskatchewan MP Rob Clarke’s private members bill.The proposed Bill C-428, the Indian Act Amendment and Replacement Act, tabled by Clarke, a former RCMP officer and Muskeg Lake First Nation member, would strike down several sections of the Indian Act including those dealing with residential schools, wills and estates and band bylaws.The Conservative’s “path” to eventually replace the Indian Act was revealed in Clarke’s speech delivered during first debate on the bill Thursday evening. The path was dubbed by the acronym “ARRC,” which stands for amend, repeal, replace and consult.last_img read more