Fulham overcame a difficult start to open up a commanding lead at Craven Cottage.After surviving a host of Sheffield Wednesday chances, Ross McCormack fired in the opener with a well-struck free-kick before Shaun Hutchinson headed in a corner just before the break.A throng of away supporters thought their side had scored when Lewis McGugan’s free-kick missed by inches and hit the side netting, after both Chris Maguire and Tom Lees went close for the Owls.Stevie May also forced Marcus Bettenelli, returning from suspension as one of two changes along with Scott Parker, into a low diving save straight after McCormack curled in only his sixth goal of the season.Hutchinson, continuing in defence after an impressive display in last week’s win at Leeds, met Bryan Ruiz’ set piece at the near post on 45 minutes.Hugo Rodallega could also have put the Whites into an early lead when he wrong-footed his marker and fired a shot saved by Kieren Westwood at the far post.Fulham (4-3-3): Bettinelli; Grimmer, Bodurov, Hutchinson, Stafylidis; Parker, Christensen, Fofana; Ruiz, McCormack, RodallegaSubs: Kiraly, Zverotić, Roberts, Woodrow, Williams, Hyndman, Burn.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
20 April 2015The World Travel Market Africa (WTM Africa) was fantastic this year and exceeded all expectations, according to Sugen Pillay, the exhibition’s commercial director.Speaking on the sidelines of the conference, he said the international buyers at WTM Africa were impressive, and were “impressed with the exhibitors”.WTM Africa was held in Cape Town from 15 to 17 March. More than 200 hosted buyers attended the event, which was in its second year. It had grown significantly in just a year, he added: in 2014, there were 3 000 trade visitors and 200 exhibitors; this year there were 550 exhibitors. Visitor numbers still had to be aggregated.“We had the right type of international buyer and more than 20 African countries represented. This gave a real sense of what the continent had to offer,” he said. “Exhibitors and visitors were surprised by the number and type of buyers at the show.”WTM Africa is to be followed by the Tourism Indaba in Durban, the entrenched annual exhibition that runs from 9 to 11 May this year. Indaba showcases Southern Africa’s best tourism products, and attracts international buyers and media from across the world.Pillay saw no conflict between the two. Indaba focused on the inbound market, he explained.“The industry has responded well to WTM Africa,” said Pillay. “We also focus on the outbound market, and we featured countries from outside Africa. This means they see Africa as an outbound market, and that there is a demand for tourists from Africa.”EbolaAddressing the knock on effect of issues such as Ebola on tourism to Africa, Pillay said tourist numbers had dropped since the Ebola outbreak. “There is a perception globally that affects the consumer. There is a need for education that Ebola is in a small region of an entire continent.”Governments played a role in this education and the various tourism associations were working hard to get the message out. “Global issues like this do have an immediate effect on tourism, but it is not long term. And tourism is a long-term industry,” he added.“The response to WTMAfrica shows that tourism is on a growth path in Africa.”Figures released by Tourism Indaba earlier this month support Pillay’s comment. Indaba exhibitor numbers were up 30% and hosted buyers were up 100%.South African Tourism, owners of the Indaba, said on 10 April that exhibitor applications were up 30% compared to 2014, and 90% of the tradeshow floor space had been reserved. Approved non-hosted buyer applications were on a par with 2014; and approved hosted buyer numbers were double that of 2014.Outbound marketWTM Africa is marketed as Africa’s largest inbound and outbound business to business tourism show. It is a platform for buyers and exhibitors to do business. In addition, key issues and trends are presented and discussed via interactive networking sessions and panel discussions.This year, these included the Responsible Tourism Speed Networking Session, the Asata Western Cape Chapter Meeting and Young Professional in Travel Networking Session, Rhino Art’s presentation highlighting rhino poaching, and Wendy van der Byl’s presentation on the SADC Univisa between Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Angola.A highlight was the inaugural African Responsible Tourism Awards.Figures are not yet available for WTM Africa this year, but at the inaugural event in 2014 about 4 000 industry professionals negotiated deals worth $314-million (R3.7- billion). This was expected to be exceeded this year, and 2014’s figures surpassed, said WTM Africa.Freedom Park on showFreedom Park, the memorial park in Pretoria, was among the exhibitors. “[The] World Travel Market 2015 audience [was] exposed to the Wall of Names, which is an element amongst many within Freedom Park wherein more than 80 000 names of the heroes and heroines who perished in various wars like the First World War, Second World War, Anglo Boer War, Wars of Resistance and Liberation War are inscribed,” said Freedom Park spokesperson Naomi Madima.The market was a suitable platforms for Freedom Park to exhibit its iconic symbols because it hosted African and international exhibitors in the tourism industry. In keeping with the ethos of the park, the stand carried information dating back 3.6 billion years, as well as on various phases of the South African history from slavery, genocide, colonialism, industrialisation, liberation and democracy.“Freedom Park is a national monument in a true sense in that it encompasses and embraces a history of all South Africans and acknowledges other international liberation heroes and heroines,” Madima said.WTM Africa’s official charity this year was The Tourism Child Protection Code of Conduct. It, together with leading South African tourism industry stakeholders, used the event to signal their game-changing approach to protecting children from the worst forms of exploitation. The Code is an industry-driven, multi-stakeholder initiative with the mission to provide awareness, tools and support to the tourism industry in order to combat the sexual exploitation of children in contexts related to travel and tourism.WTM Africa forms part of Africa Travel Week, which comprises of three co-located industry events, namely: International Luxury Travel Market Africa, International Business Travel Market and Word Travel Market Africa.SAinfo reporter
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say PSG midfielder Ander Herrera: No Man Utd player believed they could winby Paul Vegas6 days agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG midfielder Ander Herrera has spoken of his move from Manchester United.The Spaniard insists there was no concern arriving, despite United knocking PSG out of the Champions League last season.Herrera stated: “It’s not difficult to get to PSG from Manchester United because I have the opportunity to play for an incredible club, but what happened last season is not normal. “Even among the players, no one thought they could win this game. “Football is like that, sometimes if you sleep two or three minutes, you are punished.”
COLLEGE STATION, TX – OCTOBER 08: Head coach Kevin Sumlin of the Texas A&M Aggies waits on the sideline in the second half of their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Kyle Field on October 8, 2016 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin appears to have had a DM misfire on Twitter this afternoon. A short time ago, Sumlin tweeted a message that included a joke about him being glad he “didn’t pull a Sark after Dark.” That’s a reference to USC head coach Steve Sarkisian’s drunken antics at a Trojans’ booster event last weekend. Of course, as with all DM misfires, Sumlin deleted the tweet, but not before an alert Twitter user captured a screen shot. Man Kevin Sumlin is a savage for this #sarkafterdark pic.twitter.com/bFH4yK6N4a— Jamie (@jspride) August 29, 2015Other users spotted it and have been referencing it as well.Sooooo…Sumlin deleted that pretty quick once he realized it wasn’t a DM.— Shooter Flatch (@texasagsec) August 29, 2015@ParkerTodd16 hahaha that was a quick delete by Sumlin— Justin Rydell (@jrydell15) August 29, 2015That’s a real tweet from Kevin Sumlin.— Joaquin (@BoughtAtAPrice7) August 29, 2015
The Council is deemed pivotal to Jamaica’s engagements in the post-IMF era, which is anticipated will follow when the current US$1.7-billion Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement concludes in November 2019. He pointed out that this has been manifested by the Government’s engagement of wide-ranging stakeholder groups who have been “active” participants in policy discussions. Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says multi-stakeholder acceptance and ownership of Jamaica’s proposed independent Fiscal Council will be key to its success. Story Highlights Finance and the Public Service Minister, Dr. the Hon. Nigel Clarke, says multi-stakeholder acceptance and ownership of Jamaica’s proposed independent Fiscal Council will be key to its success.Fiscal councils are permanent, independent, non-partisan institutions that are created by legislation and staffed by competent, experienced and technically proficient persons who help to promote economically sustainable fiscal policies across political cycles.Dr. Clarke, who was speaking at a recent Caribbean Policy Research Institute public forum at the University of the West Indies, Mona, St. Andrew, noted that a key feature of Jamaica’s recent economic success “is the extent to which there has been broad ownership of our economic reforms”.He pointed out that this has been manifested by the Government’s engagement of wide-ranging stakeholder groups who have been “active” participants in policy discussions.This, the Minister added, has contributed to engendering a degree of social cohesion which is “enviable”.“That’s why the emergence of this institution (Fiscal Council) has to represent Jamaica’s own evolution. We have to be true to how we got to this position of success… and (that is) because we had broad ownership and engagement,” he argued.As such, Dr. Clarke said the Council’s success must embody those principles, adding that “finding a way for (that) kind of engagement… is going to be important”.The proposed Fiscal Council is consistent with the Government’s plans to secure Jamaica’s gains under successive economic reform programmes with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), and build on the success of domestic partnership initiatives.The Council is deemed pivotal to Jamaica’s engagements in the post-IMF era, which is anticipated will follow when the current US$1.7-billion Precautionary Stand-By Arrangement concludes in November 2019.
Marko Arnautovic has been heavily linked with a possible move to Manchester United but the player himself claimed that he doesn’t know about such a transfer and he is ready to fulfil his contract with the Hammers.Arnautovic failed to make it to the World Cup with Austria but he claimed that there have been no negotiations about his transfer – and he cares only about his health and his current contract with West Ham United.The Austria international spoke about his situation as he said, according to 101 Great Goals:“I am happy with my job. Whatever happens, will happen. I’ve never heard anything.”Maguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“Even three weeks ago I haven’t heard anything. That’s why I cannot say anything about it.”“The only thing that bothers me is that I am in good health and that I am able to play football.”“I have a contract at West Ham, that’s all we have to talk about.”
According to CES Deputy Chief Dan Grimes, crews arrived on scene we were able to determine that a good samaritan had located two of the individuals, but was unable to locate the third. None of the males were wearing personal floatation devices. The investigation is ongoing. Central Emergency Services responded an overturned boat with three people in the water at the end of Keystone Drive near Moose Meadows on the Kenai River, on Monday. CES responded with a water rescue team, and two ambulances. The Alaska Wildlife Troopers joined the search efforts, and according to Grimes conducted a thorough search of the area. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Last updated on August 29th, 2018 at 06:26 amUpdate – 2:11pm According to Troopers, initial reports were two people were holding on to the overturned boat while a third person was observed floating further down river. Original Post According to Trooper Paul Secor the U.S. Fish and Wildlife has taken over continued recovery efforts. Any boaters that observe anything unusual in the water or anyone with additional details should contact the Troopers at 262-4453. The missing man is identified as Daniel Hass, 68 of Algoma, Wisconsin. Efforts to locate Hass are ongoing, according to Megan Peters with the Troopers. Names of the boaters have not yet been released. The two men rescued are identified as Charles Bohman, 68 of Algoman, Wisconsin, and Lawrence Paul, 64 of Algoma, Wisconsin. Search efforts were suspended at 9:10pm by the Troopers due to poor lighting and limited visibility. Troopers will reconvene search efforts at daylight on Tuesday. The boat was reported to have overturned due to striking a rock while drifting sideways down river. Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident. Update – 10:39am
Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Kenai City Council will look at an ordinance at their meeting on Wednesday that would authorize the City Manager to accept a donation in order to establish a Bush Doctor’s Historic Cabin/Museum from Dr. Peter Hansen and the Kenai Community Foundation. Dr. Hansen is in the process of constructing a Bush Doctor’s Historic Cabin to display the antique medical equipment for public viewing. A fund has been established with the Kenai Community Foundation to allow for future contributions for capital improvements and maintenance, according to the ordinance. Dr. Hansen in a letter to the council, “the intent is to move this cabin, which is being constructed in Nikiski, into the City in late May or early June this year and place it on a sauna tube foundation near the Visitor’s Center.” The Kenai City Council will vote at their meeting on Wednesday on whether or not the City Manager will accept the donation. In 1967, Dr. Hansen moved to Kenai, which at the time had no hospital in the area. He began practicing medicine, bringing with him used medical equipment he had acquired in Juneau. The antique medical equipment has been saved and most recently stored by the City of Kenai. The donation of $103,000 is intended to cover the costs of the construction project involved in this donation, including the funding for construction of the cabin, preparation of the site, and moving and setting up the cabin and antique medical equipment at the site.
Enoch has now scored double figures in 14 games. Boston College became the 52nd opponent that the Cardinals have held under 40 percent shooting in the last four years. The Cardinals have limited an opponent to under 40 percent accuracy for a half on 27 occasions this season, including holding Boston College to .258 in the first half. The Cardinals pulled down 17 offensive rebounds against the Eagles. Louisville has pulled down 10 or more rebounds off the offensive glass 17 times this season, including 13 of the last 19 games. Steven Enoch’s blocked shot extended Louisville’s streak of consecutive games with a block to 297. PLAYER NOTES Jordan Nwora reached double figures for the 27th time in 29 games, finishing with 13 points on Wednesday night against the Eagles. SERIES NOTES Story Links With the loss, Louisville dropped to 7-4 versus Boston College, including a 2-2 mark in Boston. Louisville has a 5-1 record against the Eagles since joining the ACC.TEAM NOTES With 10 rebounds against the Eagles, Dwayne Sutton pulled down double figure rebounds six times this season. Tonight marks his second consecutive game with double digit rebounds. With his 10 rebounds against Boston College, Malik Williams has pulled down double digit rebounds three times this season. Christen Cunningham dished out six assists against Boston College, marking the 13th time he has dished out five or more assists in the last 16 games. Print Friendly Version Steven Enoch’s 22 points sets a new career-high for the junior. He passes his previous high of 17 points against North Carolina on Jan. 12. With his 12 rebounds against BC, Nwora now has a team-high seven double-double on the year.
Macomb County lawmaker will serve as chief deputy majority caucus whipState Rep. Diana Farrington this week was named chief deputy majority caucus whip for the 2019-20 Michigan House legislative session.“I want to thank my Michigan House colleagues for selecting me for this important position,” said Rep. Farrington, of Utica. “I will continue to work hard with this new leadership position and look forward to what we can bring to the table next session.”As chief deputy whip, Rep. Farrington will help inform Republican caucus members of key issues on the House floor. She will also serve as a liaison between caucus leaders and members, keeping track of votes and assisting legislators with policy-related inquiries.Rep. Farrington currently serves as the chair of the House Financial Services Committee and is also a member of the committees on Energy, Health Policy, and Families, Children, and Seniors.##### 09Nov Rep. Farrington elected to House leadership position for 2019-20 Categories: Diana Farrington News,News