Proud man: Heyneke Meyer says he will leave his job with his integrity intact LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALS What will have ushered Meyer towards the door was a poor Rugby Championship, where they lost in Durban to Argentina but also criticism that he showed too much loyalty to the World Cup winners Victor Matfield, Fourie du Preez and Jean De Villiers. Meyer was also battling vocal critics back home over his commitment to racial transformation – the number of black players picked in the Springboks squad – proving the Springbok role has unique challenges to any other in world rugby.Too loyal: Meyer was criticised in some quarters for blind faith to ageing playersWhoever the next coach is, they will inherit the spine of a very fine side, with Lood de Jager, Eben Etzebeth, Jesse Kriel, Damien de Allende, Handre Pollard and Jan Serfontein all expected to be at the heart of South Africa’s building for Japan. Heyneke Meyer, the former Leicester Tigers and Blue Bulls coach, has stepped down as head coach of South Africa after four years The search for a new coach will now begin, in earnest, with Alastair Coetzee, Johann Ackerman and John Mitchell the early front runners. TAGS: Highlight The coaching merry-go-round in the wake of the Rugby World Cup continues unabated with South Africa coach, Heyneke Meyer announcing he is stepping down after four years in the role at the end of the month.The former Leicester Tigers and Blue Bulls coach, who led the Springboks to a creditable third-placed finish, will however be remembered as the coach in charge when the Boks lost to Japan, 34-32, in the biggest shock in World Cup history.Famously passionate during games, Meyer, 48, said in a press statement. “I have always put the Springboks first in my time as coach and since returning from England I have realised that as much as I believe I still have a lot to offer, the time has come for change.”Passionate man: Meyer wasn’t afraid of showing his emotionsHe continued: “My integrity has always been very important and I feel I can leave with my head held high. I’ve always maintained that my only motivation was to serve my country and to do what was best for the Springboks.”
Edo sate governor Godwin Obaseki wants increased participation of runners from Edo state and other adjoining states in the International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) Bronze Label Okpekpe international 10km road race.‘The Okpekpe race has come to stay and we are happy to be associated with It is an event that has put Edo state on the map of the world as a destination for world class sporting event and we are grateful for this.I will however like to have more local participation in the event. I want runners from all over Edo state and other nearby states (Delta,Ondo,Ogun and Anambra) to be part of what has become an annual celebration of athletics excellence, ‘said the governor who has signed on as the first celebrity runner at the race.Obaseki is confident the race, already in its fifth edition will continue to grow bigger.‘If a race has gone on for five years I think we should commend the organisers and praise their commitment towards the success of the race.’Meanwhile spokesman for the race Dare Esan said organisers of the race are delighted with the massive support they are getting from Governor Obaseki.‘The Governor has been a strong part of the race right from its inception and we are grateful for his continued support,’said Esan who revealed that the race has been witnessing increased participation from runners across the nooks and crannies of Edo state and its environs.‘It is because of this that we instituted prizes for Edo state runners. This was designed to get more athletes from the state to participate in their own event. Last year we had the chairman and chief executive officer of Channels Television, John Momoh Institute monetary awards for indigenes of North Ibie comprising Okpekpe clan and the three Ibie Clans of Imiegba, Imiakebu and Itsukwi of Etasko East Local Government Area of Edo State.‘This is meant to pave the way for these communities that are of the same historical background besides their common Ibie language to also benefit from the empowerment that the race has become for the area ‘said Esan.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
“Video refereeing isn’t going to be the solution to everything in football. What we want to do is avoid resounding mistakes by referees.”At the World Cup in Russia from June 14 to July 15, VAR will be used to judge whether or not a goal has been scored, analyse whether a penalty should be awarded, decide on red cards and rectify if a player has been mistakenly sanctioned.The game’s lawmakers, the International Football Association Board (IFAB), had decided two weeks ago at its meeting in Zurich to support VAR at the World Cup.VAR has been trialled since 2016 by around 20 federations including the German Bundesliga and Italian Serie A.But it has not been universally welcomed with even Uefa, the European governing body, still to be convinced.“Nobody knows exactly how VAR will work. There is already a lot of confusion,” said UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin who insists that VAR will not be used in next season’s Champions League.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram FIFA is expected to rubber-stamp Video Assistant Referee (VAR) technology for this summer’s World Cup despite lingering opposition from within and outside football.President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, will oversee the governing body’s meeting in Bogota happy to give the green light to the system despite a long, personal spell of scepticism.“VAR is something positive that will bring much more to the transparency of football,” said Infantino ahead of the FIFA Council meeting starting today.
19) Josh Bruher – Kenmore barbecue 39) Harry Dahl – Deluxe weather station 4) Jerett Herold – Kawasaki Trex 750 5) Elaine Peterson – Polaris 800 pro 155 34) Dennie Cox – Cuisinart blend n cook 7) Gordie Carter – Hot tub Beachcomber This year’s grand prize winner is Troy Huillery, who won his choice of a Ford Mustang, Ford F150 truck, or cash.The second place winner is Danielle Brownlee, who will pick from a Chevrolet Camaro, a Chevrolet Silverado truck, or cash. All prize winners will be notified by phone and will be able to claim their winnings at the Fort St. John Rotary Club office. The office is located at 9807 101st Avenue.- Advertisement -The full list of winners and their prizes is below:1) Troy Huillery – choice of Ford Mustang, Ford F150 truck, or cash2) Danielle Brownlee – choice of Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Silverado truck, or cashAdvertisement 36) M.J. Gordon – Sirius satellite radio 33) Lesley Schwertner – Keurig coffee maker 11) Faye Wilk – Gaming PC 6) Kyung Chui Lee – Yamaha Grizzly 700 38) Lex Neufeld – Cuisinart blend n chop 10) Daniel Arbeau – Norditrak Treadmill 35) David Smith – Tomtom GPS 15) Barb Wagner – Apple iMac 27 27) Lance Turner – Blu ray home theatre 28) Lance Kile – Iron horse bicycle 3) John Herrington – Polaris 900 RZR 12) Cash Brinkworth – 60 inch Sharp Smart TV 21) Stan Menduk – iPad 16) Hugh Depencier – Asus gaming laptop 9) Bailey Mytron – Subara Generator 3200 18) Kevin Grimes – MSI gaming notebook 30) D-Tech Line Locators – Big jambox 26) Barbera Scobie – 12 piece Kitchenaid pot set 22) Tina d’Eon – Rebel T3-1 camera 32) Delores Flundra – Patio heater 37) Ken Welsh – Tassimo coffee maker 14) Jason McBride – 55 inch LED TV 20) Reg Gardner – Yamaha theatre system 8) Tranh Chyzyk – Uniglobe $5,000 travel voucher 23) Lou Cardinal – Schwinn bicycle 25) Mike Millions – iPad mini 31) Kathy Babkirk – LCD remote starter 13) Desirea Siemens – Craftsman snow blower 17) Tracy Kuenzl – Apple iMac 21.5 24) Neil Evans – Samsung 51 inch 29) Richard Brown – Panasonic HD camcorder
The top high school athletes in the entire North Coast Section will be on hand at the Meet of Champions in Berkeley over the next two days.Including the top athletes from the Humboldt-Del Norte League, with several standouts making the trip and hoping to make some noise before their season ends.At stake is a trip to the CIF state championships next weekend, with the top three from each event moving on.McKinleyville has 13 athletes at the prestigious meet, an impressive showing for the …
Telkom’s microwave telecommunications tower in Bloemfontein, Free State province. (Image: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MediaClubSouthAfrica.com reporterDespite the worldwide economic crisis, South Africa’s new telecommunications operator Neotel has secured a $4.4-billion (US$455.5-million) loan from a consortium of local lenders to finance the expansion of its network, supporting the continued growth potential of the country’s telecoms market.Launched in 2005 after the liberalisation of telecommunications in South Africa, Neotel has brought much-needed competition to the sector by breaking the monopoly of parastatal telecoms giant Telkom.The consortium financing the deal, announced on 10 December, is made up of Nedbank, Investec Bank, the Development Bank of Southern Africa, the Industrial Development Corporation and the Infrastructure Finance Corporation.“What makes this deal significant is the fact that a limited recourse deal of this size has been concluded … despite the current global economic climate,” says Arun Gupta, chief financial officer of Neotel.The deal concludes a two-year programme to raise long-term financing that has secured R7.5-billion of total funding, replacing all existing bridging finance, made up of a combination of new equity and debt.“On the 12th of December 2006, we signed a bridging finance facility to the value of R2-billion to get the process started of building our network,” says Ajay Pandey, MD and CEO of Neotel.“At that point already we made history as it was the largest non-recourse facility for a start-up telecommunications project in the region, and one of the largest in South Africa then.”Neotel has been aggressively rolling out its new-generation converged network across the country to provide services to its business clients. It launched its consumer services during the course of 2008.“We are still regarded as a greenfield project as there have been a number of false starts in the past,” says Gupta. “The fact that the financial institutions have provided this facility on project finance, limited-recourse terms highlights the belief the lenders have in what Neotel is bringing to the market and that we’re on the right track.”The financing terms will range between seven and 10 years.“The ability to pull off a financing of R4.4 billion under current financial market conditions is testament to both the belief in the offering, which will change the shape of telecommunication services in South Africa, and in the strength of the shareholder grouping, led by Tata Communications Limited of India.” said Mike Peo, head of infrastructure project finance at Nedbank Capital, who has led the process over the past two years.Part of the funding comes from the Development Bank of Southern Africa, an institution set up by the government to finance development projects in the region.“Neotel signifies the momentous changes taking place in telecommunications sector,” says Lucy Chege of the bank.“Neotel will bring positive developmental impact and effectively address government’s key priorities through reducing backlogs in the telecommunications sector thereby improving much needed access to services and enhancing service delivery. This is in line with our objective to support economic growth and development.”Herc van Wyk, managing director of Kagiso Financial Services, Neotel’s financial adviser, said the transaction was a milestone in the current difficult financial markets. When potential financiers were initially approached during the first quarter of 2008, he said, the financial landscape was vastly different, and the fact that a transaction of this magnitude could be signed despite the credit crunch was testimony to the commitment of the parties involved. Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at [email protected] articlesInfrastructure development in South AfricaSA internet use skyrockets Better broadband for Africa South African web use surges South Africa’s economy: key sectorsUseful linksNeotelTelkom NedbankInvestec BankDevelopment Bank of Southern AfricaIndustrial Development CorporationInfrastructure Finance Corporation
Jay Morse and Heidi Radunovich, PhDVictims of childhood sexual abuse often present a wide array of symptoms following childhood sexual abuse (CSA), and how these symptoms manifest varies from child to child. Yancey, Naufel, and Hansen (2013) wanted to know what factors impacted clinical presentation following childhood sexual abuse (CSA).[Flickr, Broken Hearted Boy 6 by Isa Sorensen, CC BY-ND 2.0] Retrieved on September 17, 2015Previous research suggested that factors unique to the individual, factors associated with the family, and factors related to the specifics of the abuse itself all seem to contribute to outcome. In previous research by the authors, the following types of presentation among CSA victims were noted:Highly distressed – Both parent and child report high levels of distress and behavior problems.Problem behaviors – Child does not report distress, but parent reports problem behaviors.Subclinical – Both parent and child report no clinical distress or behavioral problems.Self-distress – Child reports high levels of distress, but parental report is in the normal range.MethodologyParticipants were 101 children ages 7-18 who were in treatment for CSA through Project SAFE, a 12 week cognitive-behavioral group treatment program for victims of CSA. Archival data from the children and their non-offending parent or caregiver was used, and included the Children’s Impact of Traumatic Events – Revised (CITES-R – child completed), demographic questionnaire (parent completed), child history form (parent completed, Childhood Trauma Questionnaire (CTQ – parent completed), and Symptoms Checklist -90-Revised (SCL-90-R – parent completed).ResultsOne of the most important findings in this study is that attributional style, or how the children thought about the abuse, was correlated with clinical presentation of symptoms. Individuals in the highly distressed cluster had more negative attributions of the abuse than participants in the subclinical cluster. Mental health and coping of the parent were also associated with clinical presentation, such that parents of children and adolescents in the highly distressed group had higher reported symptoms over parents in the subclinical group. However, this study did not look at how this finding might occur – does parental coping impact child coping in this case, or might parents have less to cope with if their child is doing better? More severe abuse was associated with being in the high distress group, but how long the abuse lasted was not a significant predictor. It is notable that there were significantly fewer boys available for this study (consistent with lower reported levels of CSA among boys), but those who were in the study were more likely to be in the problem behavior group.ImplicationsIn this study, two key implications for treatment intervention emerge:How children and adolescents think about the abuse, and the causes behind it, can determine how they are functioning. Targeting negative attributions can be an important part of the therapeutic process.Parents or caregivers also need to be considered in developing a treatment plan. Considerations such as the mental health of the parent can play an important role in the treatment and recovery of the child or adolescent. References Yancey, C. T., Naufel, K. Z., & Hansen, D. J. (2013). The relationship of personal, family, and abuse-specific factors to children’s clinical presentation following childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Family Violence, 28(1), 31-42. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10896-012-9485-6This post was written by Jay Morse & Heidi Radunovich, PhD, members of the MFLN Family Development (FD) team which aims to support the development of professionals working with military families. Find out more about the Military Families Learning Network FD concentration on our website, on Facebook, on Twitter, YouTube, and on LinkedIn.
UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LATEST STORIES K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes SEA Games gives Malaysia tourism a big push Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Read Next READ: LOOK: Filipinos in Lebanon go all out in support of Gilas Pilipinas Already missing the services of June Mar Fajardo (strained calf) and Christian Standhardinger (stiff neck and shoulder), the Philippines also had to deal with Raymond Almazan’s foul woes and Calvin Abueva’s sprained ankle after he slipped in the paint at the 2:01 mark of the second quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCalvin Abueva being helped off to the bench. Photo from Fiba.comBut the Phoenix rookie came to the rescue as he drilled seven triples to finish with 25 points for the Philippines, which awaits the winner of the playoff between Japan and Korea for its next match up. He also had four assists.The quarterfinals are slated on Wednesday. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Romeo struggled to get his offense in the game, but made a living from the charity stripe, canning six of his seven freebies to finish with 10 markers, three assists, and two rebounds in the win.READ: Gilas Pilipinas routs Iraq, stays unscathed in Fiba Asia CupQatar remains winless in its three outings.Elhadary paced the Qataris with 23 points, six assists, three rebounds, and three steals in the losing effort, while Saad got a double-double of 18 markers, 11 boards, three dimes, and two steals.The Scores:GILAS PILIPINAS 80 – Wright 25, Cruz 13, Norwood 10, Romeo 10, Castro William 6, Pogoy 5, Almazan 4, Aguilar 3, Abueva 2, Jalalon 2.QATAR 74 – Elhadary 23, Saad 18, Erfan 9, Abdelhaleem 8, Al-Muftah 6, Mohamed 6, Mohmmed 4, Abdelkawy 0, Al-Darwish 0, Al-Rayes 0.Quarters: 25-16, 41-27, 59-47, 80-74. View comments SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Matthew Wright. Photo from Fiba.comBanking on its torrid three-point shooting, Gilas Pilipinas snared the top seed in Group B with an 80-74 victory over Qatar Sunday in the 2017 Fiba Asia Cup at Nouhad Nawfal Sports Complex in Beirut, Lebanon.Matthew Wright compensated for the Filipinos’ problems up front and caught fire to help them sweep Group B of the continental tilt, which also included China and Iraq.ADVERTISEMENT Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding READ: Gilas PH squad underdog no moreWright wasn’t the only one who got going from downtown as the team shot 15-of-42 from three.Carl Bryan Cruz added 13 markers on a 3-of-9 shooting from three, while Gabe Norwood shot 2-of-4 from beyond the arc to wound up with 10 points, seven rebounds, five assists, and two blocks.Norwood’s three-pointer at the 7:49 mark of the third quarter gave the Philippines a 20-point edge, 49-29, but Qatar leaned on Mansour Elhadary and Abdulrahman Saad to slice the lead down to as low as five, 75-70, with 2:06 to play.Photo from Fiba.comHowever, Wright was there to restore order as he banged a corner three, followed by the dagger floater from Terrence Romeo to seal the deal for Gilas.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games
QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Old rivals Letran and San Sebastian, with a combined 29 NCAA basketball titles, find themselves in each other’s way again in their bid to return to the Final Four in Season 93’s men’s basketball tournament.The Knights square off with the Stags in another do-or-die affair on Tuesday at 3:30 p.m. at Mall of Asia Arena, with the survivor reaching the next phase of the stepladder semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion The Knights are looking to sustain their late-season surge that has brought them back to relevance after missing out on the postseason last year.Letran, only two years removed from its 17th title, has faded away from the limelight as the likes of upstart Lyceum has taken the tournament by storm this year, going unbeaten in 18 games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Our goal is to give Letran another championship,” said graduating player Rey Nambatac, whose resurgence has coincided with Letran’s superb play in the last two games.“But we’ve been in must-win games for the last two weeks and I think that will help us overcome San Sebastian,” Letran coach Jeff Napa said. Read Next Kin of Misamis Oriental hero cop to get death benefits, award — PNP SMB-Kia trade deal on hold “The players are definitely going all-out. I’m not ready to take a vacation yet.”The Stags are also looking to make a return to the Final Four for the first time since Season 89 when the team was coached by current Lyceum mentor Topex Robinson and powered by CJ Perez, who was in his rookie year in the league.San Sebastian earned the fourth seed due to a superior quotient after a 95-64 demolition of Letran last Sept. 26. But coach Egay Macaraya expects a dogfight this time against the Knights, who stunned Arellano, 79-68, to reach this game.“It will be tough but we’re ready,” said Macaraya.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:11’Not just basketball’: Circumcisions, pageants at Philippine courts01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments
It’s that time of the year again, with the 2008/2009 WA Super League Series starting on 2 November.It is a tournament for Perth Metropolitan affiliates, with the best from the clubs battling it out over 10 rounds, plus finals. There are Men’s and Women’s Open divisions, with Mixed One Day Tournaments included during the tournament as well. The Series starts in Brighton, with the tournament being shared between seven locations across Perth and outer districts throughout the course of the series. Five teams will play off for the Men’s Open title, with Southern Stars vying for back to back premierships. Perth Brothers will be the favourite in the Women’s Open’s and Mixed divisions after taking out the 2007 titles. The finals will be played in Fremantle on 18 January 2009.For further information, please visit – www.superleagueseries.com.au