That effort later crystalized into the Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria (PGAN), the following year, when alongside their English tutor, John Nosworthy, Oyebajo co-founded PGAN with three other players- Emmanuel Lawrence, Patrick Okpomu and Festus Makelemi. The late Mathew Jacob was the administrator.Oyebajo, who for many years, was the former Resident Professional at Ikeja Golf Club, died on November 7 last year, few weeks to his 71st birthday. He was also the former Director of PGAN.Runsewe, who is also a member of the Board of the Nigeria Golf Federation (NGF), declared yesterday that he offered to organise the Memorial Kitty in recognition of Oyebajo’s selfless and sterling contributions to the development of golf in Nigeria.“We can’t talk of golf in Nigeria without mentioning the impact of Oyebajo. He was a pioneer of the professional game in our country. He was also an exceptionally good teaching professional. His footprints can be seen all over the country,” Runsewe said.Runsewe vowed that the 18-hole Oyebajo Memorial Kitty held at Ikeja Golf Club and which had a turn-out of 90 golfers in the professional, gentlemen amateur and ladies categories, will be dedicated as an annual event.Alex Goman won the men best nett prize while Funmi Ogunsa emerged winner in ladies category. Chidi Tobias returned 3 over par 72 to win the professional contest.Several raffle prizes were also given to many of the people that were in attendance.Tobias, one of the professional golfers at Ikeja, thanked Runsewe for sustaining the legacy of Oyebajo and for promising to make the tournament a yearly event.“Oyebajo was a disciplinarian and a role model for many Nigerian professional golfers. He impacted golf ethos in me and also taught many corporate leaders how to play golf. We really miss him at Ikeja Golf Club and at PGA Nigeria. His death came too soon,” Tobias said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Director General National Council for Arts and Craft (NCAC), Otunba Olusegun Runsewe, has exalted Nigeria’s golf legend, the late Jamiu Oyebajo by organising a memorial kitty and promising to keep his name alive.Oyebajo, was one of the four caddies that were sponsored by Nigerian Tobacco Company (NTC) in 1968 for a professional training in England.
Trading has resumed on Wall Street after a third freeze to prevent a crash. Circuit breakers were tripped after the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 both fell by more than 8% seconds after the opening bell.This is the third time in the last week that trading was halted.Trading was halted today for the third time in six sessions as the S&P 500 fell more than 7%, despite the Fed’s earlier attempt to counter the impact of coronavirus by cutting interest rates to near zero. Here’s what we’re watching in the markets today. #WSJWhatsNow pic.twitter.com/sHTpq3aOZo— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) March 16, 2020 Trading on Wall Street was halted seconds after the opening bell.The Dow Jones Industrial Average plunged more than 22-hundred points lower at the opening bell on Wall Street.The slide continues despite the Federal Reserve cutting interest rates to zero over the weekend.The Federal Reserve made the emergency move to stop the economic bloodshed fueled by the coronavirus.The new federal funds rate is zero to one-quarter percent. It’s also launching a massive $700-billion quantitative easing program is also going into effect.
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Nelson, making the road trip with only 15 players, completes the two-game trek through the Eddie Mountain Division with a game Saturday in Invermere against the Columbia Valley Rockies.The game will be a home coming of sort for Nelson, who came to the Leafs last week from Columbia Valley.Nelson travels to Castlegar Wednesday and Kimberley Friday before returning home to face Columbia Valley, Saturday, December 5 at the NDCC Arena. Game time is 7 p.m.Rebels pull into tie for Murdoch Division leadThe Castlegar Rebels won while the Beaver Valley Nitehawks lost pulling the Sunflower City squad into a tie for the lead in the Murdoch Division — each team has 37 points.The Rebels outlasted Grand Forks Border Bruins 4-1 while the injury-riddled Hawks were hammered 10-2 by the Thunder Cats Friday in Creston.Tayden Woods scored two of the three power play goals by the Rebels in the third period to snap a 1-1 tie and power Castlegar to the victory.Castlegar out shot the Bruins 16-4 in the third period, and 37-20 in the game making Grand Forks netminder Anthony Galliart a busy goalie.Mike Bhatoa and Chris Breese also scored for the Rebels.Chad Grambo scored the only goal for the Bruins.In Creston, the Cats outscored the Hawks 9-1 in the final 40 minutes to win the in a walk.Ten different Thunder Cats shared in the scoring. What’s the best way to put an end to a five-game losing streak?Put the last place team in the entire Kootenay International Junior Hockey League on the schedule.The Nelson Leafs took care of business, and at the same time halted a five-game slide, but posting a 5-0 shutout of the hometown Rockets Friday night in Golden.The Leafs put the game out of reach with a four-goal second period against the 2-22-1-0-2 Rockets.Tyler Garcia, Kolten Nelson, Sam Webber and Eamonn Miller, on the power power play, scored during an eight-minute span to lead the Leafs.Jordan Davie rounded out the scoring in the third period for the Leafs, which leapfrogged into sole possession of third spot in the Murdoch Division standings past the Grand Forks Border Bruins.Garcia finished the game with three points while Nelson, Nick Novin, Miller and Davie each had two points.Patrick Ostermann was solid between the pipes for the Leafs, blocking all 23 shots in posting the shutout.Nelson out shot the Rockets 29-23 in the contest.
Tragic suicide mum Lorraine Gallagher said she is determined to make the best of this Christmas for her two boys.The late Erin and Shannon GallagherThe Ballybofey woman couldn’t bring herself to enjoy the festive season last year after the tragic loss of daughters Erin, 13 and Shannon, 15.Erin took her own life in October, 2012 amidst claims that she was being bullied online while Shannon ended her life just six weeks later. Lorraine, 37, said both girls just adored Christmas but she could not bring herself to celebrate it last year.“Everything was just too raw and emotional for me. Christmas was the last thing on my mind to be honest.“The girls, like all girls their age, absolutely loved Christmas and the house would have been so busy with all the coming and goings.“But it was a very quiet Christmas. We did a few bits and pieces for Sean James (her son) but it was just a token gesture,” she said. This year has brought it’s own different kind of joy for Lorraine with the birth of her second son Lennon in July.With two boys now in her Ballybofey home, Lorraine says she will try and make it a special Christmas and a real family occasion.“It will be difficult and the girls will be there in everything we do but I think we have to try and have an ordinary as Christmas as possible.“It’s only fair to the boys.“My doctor told me that I cannot live for the dead but I have to live for the living and I am trying so hard to do that. “We will remember Erin and Shannon in our own special way at Christmas but we also have to make it as special for the boys as well,” she said.Lorraine said she will also visit the girls’ graves at Christmas.“We get to the graves as often as we can and we will do so again at Christmas.“Erin and Shannon will be with us at Christmas. It was such a special time of year for us. “They doted on Sean James and I know they would have been exactly the same with Lennon.“I know they would have wanted the boys to have a special time at Christmas and we will try to that for them – to honour their memory,” said Lorraine.LORRAINE PLANS A HAPPY CHRISTMAS IN MEMORY OF HER TRAGIC GIRLS was last modified: December 23rd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CHristmasErin GallagherLOrraine Gallaghershannon gallagher
With South Africa’s gender equality status before the UN, women’s rights in the country will receive new impetus. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) Women’s rights in South Africa will take a great stride forward when a national alliance of women’s organisations presents the country’s first shadow report in 12 years on the status of women in the country. On Friday 21 January, four representatives, led by the East London-based Masimanyane Women’s Support Centre, will stand before the UN’s Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (Cedaw) committee.Here they’ll present research they conducted regarding the progress of women’s rights since the presentation of the first report at Cedaw’s 19th session in 1998. Gender equality is one of the UN’s Millennium Development Goals.Each Cedaw party state is required to report to the committee every four years. South Africa will therefore be submitting its second, third and fourth reports.Cedaw will review the report and present recommendations to the government on which steps to take to improve the situation.Identifying achievements and obstaclesAccording to Masimanyane’s executive director Lesley Ann Foster, the alliance that conducted research last year consisted of women’s groups across seven provinces.“We have worked with other organisations and have collected information on how women’s rights have been enforced by government,” she said.The study asked women to identify the achievements towards gender equality, and also considered ways in which obstacles faced by women and girls on a daily basis could be overcome. However, judging from the research, Foster said the country has not made enough advances in the right direction.In a statement delivered to Cedaw on 17 January, she acknowledged that the South African government has made significant efforts to address these gender equality issues through the ratification of the Cedaw convention and its Optional Protocol, which was introduced in 1999.“Despite these efforts, the lived realities of women, their quality of life, and their status within society has not seen a significant change,” she added.Foster and her colleague Thabisa Bobo, also of Masimanyane, discussed three main issues, namely discriminatory laws, violence against women, and challenges to young women – specifically those from rural areas – with the Cedaw committee.South Africa’s shadow report may be downloaded from the Masimanyane website.Kenya, Israel and Liechtenstein will present their reports around the same time as South Africa.Forming the allianceSouth Africa started to catch up with Cedaw reports in October last year when 22 women’s rights activists from around the country gathered in East London for a Cedaw seminar.This was a drive by Masimanyane to form a national alliance of women’s rights organisations from each province. They would then contribute to a report on the progress of gender equality in the last ten years.It was here that South African activists learnt how to use Cedaw as a tool for advocacy and lobbying. To guide them through the process were activists Ivy Josiah, the executive director of Malaysia’s Women’s Aid Organisation, and Shireen Huq of the Nariphokko organisation in Bangladesh.According to Josiah, the activists educated South Africans on the Cedaw policies, explaining how they could be used as a useful instrument. “I showed women how this is a tool to analyse and solve problems.”Josiah believes the tool is an international principle that holds governments accountable. “There is this power called government that is duty-bound to make sure women are safe.”Foster added that Cedaw is a primary standard setting document that guides all UN member states which have ratified the policy as to how they should treat women and girls within their countries.The convention was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1979 and is often referred to as an international bill of rights for women.
15 May 2012 South Africa is set to have its strongest representation yet at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, with 130 of the country’s filmmakers registered for the event, and the National Film and Video Foundation gearing up to showcase 20 local projects, including 12 feature films and eight documentaries. South Africa’s increasing participation at the international level, including Cannes, showed “that our filmmakers are global competitors in the field,” National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF) CEO Zama Mkosi said in a statement on Friday. “Their projects are authentic stories that resonate in the international marketplace.” Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile is expected to lead South Africa’s Cannes delegation, and is scheduled to sign the country’s eighth film co-production treaty, with Ireland, while at the festival. The treaty will enable productions from both countries to qualify for the different incentives associated with home-grown content in each country, as well as enable collaborations between producers from the two countries. South Africa’s first co-production treaty was signed with Canada in 1997, followed by Germany, Italy, the UK, France, Australia and New Zealand. Productions that have come out of these treaties include films such as Skin (SA/UK), The Bang Bang Club (SA/Canada), Death Race (SA/Germany), Skoonheid (SA/France) and A Million Colours (SA/Canada). During this year’s Cannes, the NFVF will host a co-production forum to which all South Africa’s treaty partners have been invited, in order to strengthen ties and look at ways of ensuring that the partners come up with a new co-production each year. The NFVF’s Cannes Showcase of South African will include the acclaimed film based on Durban’s black surfers, Otelo Burning, as well as: Semi-Soet, Blitz Patrollie, 31 Million Reasons, Five Finger for Marseillas, One Last Look, The Umbrella Man, Tok Tokkie, RollaBall, Sobukwe, Wandering Fever and I am Craig. A South African pavilion, jointly hosted by the Department of Arts and Culture and the NFVF, will provide a business environment for South African delegates to host meetings, complete with screening facilities for filmmakers wish to show trailers. “Cannes is recognised as the world’s premiere film festival where the world’s distributors, financiers, festival programmers buy film projects, negotiate distribution deals and funding,” said NFVF marketing head Azania Muendane. “Cannes is a key strategic platform for the NFVF to meet its objectives of promoting the country as a co-production partner, a filmmaking destination of choice, and a country that tells authentic stories.” The 65th Cannes International Film Festival runs from 16 to 27 May. SAinfo reporter
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Four new 4-track models provide more power to the ground, comfort and reliability for producersAfter years of design, field trials and customer feedback, John Deere introduces its first-ever 4-track tractor, adding to its extensive line of high horsepower 9R Series wheeled and 9RT Series 2-track tractors. The four new 9RX Tractor models – which range from 470 to 620 engine horsepower – feature a large, robust undercarriage and track system engineered to provide superior power, durability, and improved ride quality, especially when handling large implements in the field.Jerry Griffith, John Deere product marketing manager, 6-9 Family Tractors, says the new 9RX Series Tractors offer customers three distinct advantages compared to similar 4-track models. “The 9RX has a superior undercarriage with a positive-drive track system that effectively delivers power to the ground; it features the outstanding comfort of our CommandView III cab with a new cab suspension system for improved ride quality; and it is designed with integrated performance features already available on our 9 Family of tractors.”These other features include built-in, fully integrated AutoTrac guidance and JDLink Connect information management, the e18™ Transmission with Efficiency Manager, and increased hydraulic flow for optimal field performance. “The 9RX has been designed with our customers in mind to provide the performance, maneuverability, comfort and reliability to operate large, heavy equipment under a wide variety of soil conditions and terrain,” Griffith adds. The 9RX Tractors feature either a John Deere PowerTech PSS 13.5L engine (9470RX and 9520RX models) or Cummins QSX15 engine (9570RX and 9620RX models) to provide the torque and power needed to handle the toughest field conditions. The engine powers a large diameter drive sprocket and drive lugs that, along with optimally placed idlers and mid-rollers, work to deliver exceptional horsepower to the ground with less track slippage. The tractors are equipped with rugged, puncture-resistant Camso Duradrive 3500 and Camso Duradrive 6500 (with Durabuilt technology) rubber tracks for optimal load-bearing performance in the field. The track belts are designed for increased life and durability, and are available in 30-inch and 36-inch widths. Like its 9R/9RT siblings, the new 4-track tractors are available with the responsive, smooth-shifting e18 Transmission with Efficiency Manager for automated control of the engine and transmission. This industry-leading transmission responds quickly and automatically in the field for improved performance and increased fuel savings. The tractors also feature an articulated steering system and the optional Active Command Steering (ACS), which improves maneuverability in the field and line-holding ability at transport speeds. For improved ride quality, the 9RX Tractors are designed with a mechanical Parallel Plane Four-Bar Linkage system with 4 inches of vertical travel. This helps to control movement and isolates the cab and operator from sudden impacts and vibration. The intuitive, easy-to-use Generation 4 CommandCenter with custom-built pages and green-on-green integrated technologies provides fingertip control of tractor and implement functions. “We’ve also redesigned the hydraulic system in the new 9RX, which includes up to eight SCVs and delivers a standard 58 gallons per minute of flow, or an optional 115 gallons per minute of flow. It easily meets the speed and high hydraulic power demands of the large implements our customers often use in the field,” Griffith says. “The 9RX brings to the market John Deere’s 20 years of track-tractor expertise and field knowledge gained from our popular 8RT and 9RT Tractors,” he adds. “Customers tell us the 9RX has the most comfortable ride, is easier to maneuver in the field, is easier to maintain and service, and more importantly, provides the power they need to get field work done faster and more effectively.” For more information on new John Deere 9RX 4-track Tractors, see your local john Deere dealer or visit www.JohnDeere.com/Ag.
When Dennis Crowley launched Foursquare in March 2009, it was one of the first apps to tap into rich location data from smartphones. He introduced us to the idea of a check-in—a social gesture announcing one’s whereabout to a specific set of friends.Now, five years and billions of check-ins later, he’s ripping his app in two, turning Foursquare into a city guide and introducing Swarm, a new app for finding friends nearby, whether or not they’ve checked in.Swarm will be out by the time I sit down with Crowley for our next ReadWriteMix event on June 3. Taking place the same week as Apple’s Worldwide Developers Conference, this ReadWriteMix promises key insights on the future direction of mobile devices.Reserve your seat: ReadWriteMix: Mapping The App Economy, June 3Crowley hasn’t had an easy ride. Foursquare was hot until it was not. Even with some 50 million downloads, it faces ongoing questions about just how popular the core app is. (I plan to ask some of those.) But Crowley’s belief in the company’s long-term potential has been unwavering. And the company has finally gotten its various tools for making money in motion—six different lines of business, from location-based ads to data-licensing fees and more.The Power Of ContextI’ve argued that to look at Foursquare purely as a consumer-facing social tool ignores the other ways in which it can become a vital part of the Internet. Its database of places, refined through check-in after check-in, is a four-dimensional map of both space and time, turning the pulsing movements of humans through cities into bits and bytes in a way other location players haven’t been able to do.That in turn has made it an essential helpmate to other app creators, the go-to way to include location in mobile experiences as diverse as Uber, which uses it to pinpoint pick-up spots for riders, and Pinterest, which places its images on a map with Foursquare’s help.There’s potential beyond smartphones, though: Wearable devices, to be useful, require knowledge of a user’s current location and habits—data Foursquare has in spades. With a smartwatch or fitness band, you can’t input a lot of information. The device just needs to know the right answer at the right time, whether it’s prompting you to grab coffee at a new spot on your way to work, or reminding you to work out if you fell short on your steps goal and you’re near the gym.Crowley and I will have a lot to talk about. Please join us for what promises to be a rollicking, no-holds-barred conversation about all things social, local, and wearable.Tickets to ReadWriteMix cost $15. All proceeds go to support Girls Who Code, whose programs work to inspire, educate, and equip girls with the computing skills to pursue 21st century opportunities.Photo courtesy of Foursquare owen thomas Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Tags:#Dennis Crowley#Foursquare#Foursquare swarm#Location#Location Services#location sharing#Location-Based Services#ReadWrite Mix#ReadWriteMix#Swarm#Swarm app A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
3 Questions to Ask Your Cloud Provider Prior to… Tags:#featured#govtech#innovation#jay nath#local government#mayor#San Francisco#startup in residence#STIR#top G-Suite Tips to Make Workplace Collaboration Le… Related Posts In 2014, under the leadership of former Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation created Startup in Residence, a program connecting startups and local government to make government more effective and responsive to residents. Startup in Residence (STIR) brings startups and local government together to develop targeted solutions to civic challenges through a novel approach to shortening the typically protracted and arduous government procurement cycles. This collaborative effort provides local government agencies access to more efficient and responsive technologies and participating startups the benefit of sharing their solutions in the govtech market.In 2016, the STIR program expanded to four Bay Area cities: Oakland, San Francisco, San Leandro, and West Sacramento. And in only two years, STIR has worked with nearly 30 startups and recently announced their expansion to 12 local governments nationwide providing a larger platform for startups and continued impact on local government.Recently, we had a chance to interview Jay Nath, Chief Innovation Officer of San Francisco, to talk about STIR and entrepreneurship in the U.S. Jay described how STIR is mutually beneficial for startups and local government by providing startups with a low risk foray into the world of government technology and allowing government agencies to take advantage of new technologies quickly to accelerate better outcomes for residents.STIR is helping government agencies catch up to the private sector’s customer-driven market focus. Startups are invited to apply to work with participating cities on specific technology needs. For the upcoming 2018 cohort, challenges include improving 311 request routing in San Francisco, an interactive park finder in Santa Monica, and a resident service and engagement tool in Washington, D.C.During the 16-week program, government departments work with the startup to co-create, working through four phases: discovery, design, build and user testing. At the end of the 16-week residency, startups deliver a prototype. The goal is for cities to access new technologies that help them to improve quality of life for residents. From the startup’s perspective, working with these cities allows them to apply their innovative solutions to public sector challenges, setting them on a pathway to contract with cities nationwide.Bringing startups into GovtechGiven San Francisco’s notoriety for entrepreneurship and all things innovation, there are countless startups and entrepreneurs from all over the world hoping to find the perfect platform to showcase their visions. It is this environment, Nath said, that allows STIR to attract early stage companies with big ideas to join the program, providing startups a unique opportunity to explore the govtech market, a market that currently, presents many barriers to entry.STIR is an opportunity for startups to engage civically and set them on a path of steady and long-term business opportunities in the public sector. One such startup is Binti. Binti participated in STIR’s 2016 cohort partnering with San Francisco’s Human Services Agency (HSA). During the residency they developed a mobile-friendly app for prospective foster parents, making it easier and more straightforward for them to complete HSA’s foster parent application process. The impact was significant; Binti’s tool reduces the time for social workers to process foster parent applications by 50%, ultimately helping them do more social work and less paperwork.“Through our participation in the Startup in Residence program, we co-developed an impactful product, and the partnership with Binti really helped us advance our efforts to nurture a more modern, tech-friendly organizational culture,” said Barrett Johnson, a Program Director at the San Francisco Human Services Agency.According to Felicia Curcuru, founder of Binti, after the collaboration with HSA, the company has expanded their business to other cities in California. LotaData is another success story. The startup worked with the City of San Leandro to create the “People Intelligence” platform, an easy-to-use geo-dashboard that consolidates data from across the city into a single place. Startups like Binti and LotaData are helping to modernize government while exploring new markets for their services and products.Calling all startups to board the government train!The application for 2018 the Startup in Residence program is open through midnight on January 1st at midnight PST. Jay said STIR welcomes applications from startups, tech firms, and individuals that are willing to share their ideas, make efforts to improve civic challenges and serve the public using technology. The 2018 STIR program has extended to 12 local governments in California, Texas, Florida, Colorado, Virginia, and Washington, DC. As for startups, this is a perfect chance for them to showcase their capabilities.To learn more: https://startupinresidence.org/apply. How a Modern Gaming Engine Can Supercharge Your… Fei Zhao A Comprehensive Guide to Top Blockchain Platforms