A’s skid now at five after Boston stifles Oakland bats

first_imgBOSTON – The road woes continued for the A’s on Tuesday night at Fenway Park, with a lacking offense only able to muster three hits on the night as they lost to the Red Sox, 5-1.The loss was the fifth in a row for Oakland, all on the road, their longest such streak of the season. Last year the club never lost more than three games in a row away from Oakland Coliseum.Entering the night, the team was hitting just .172 over the first four games of this road stand, before Rick Porcello lowered …last_img read more

Photo library: Business and industry 18

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Welkom, Free State province: Complex piping inthe mine refrigeration plantat Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Electronic control panels in the refrigeration plant at Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Electronic control panels in the refrigeration plant at Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Air cooling systemat Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Stoping support is stacked on a trolley for transport underground at Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: A man walks in front of the Winder House at Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: In the foreground are the ore storage silos with the waste dump and conveyor system behind at Harmony Gold Mine. Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: The ore conveyor system leads from the shaft to the ore storage facility at Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Welkom, Free State province: Men walking under the ore conveyor system at Harmony Gold Mine.Photo: Graeme WilliamsMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 18: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

More low fares for GermanyÂ

first_imgPhoto: Ryanair Ryanair, Europe’s largest low-cost carrier, which has been operating to Germany for several years has earmarked the country as one of its focus growth markets. The expansion comes as the Irish airline is embarking on a major recruitment to support its ambitious fleet growth plans. Ryanair will take delivery of 50 new Boeing 737-800s in the next 12 months and increase its fleet from 355 Boeing single-aisle aircraft to over 500 in the next 5 years. The LCC’s orderbook includes 100 Boeing 737 MAX 200 aircraft, a variant based on the 737 MAX 8 that can accommodate up to 200 seats. Ryanair is launch customer of the type, and it has options to purchase another 100 737 MAX 200s in addition to the firm order for 100. Ryanair’s Chief People Officer Eddie Wilson says “2017 is set to be our busiest recruitment year to date, and we are continuing to invest heavily in talent for the future. Ryanair is now considered to be the ‘go-to’ airline for both cadet and direct entry hires, with our industry leading 5/4 roster for pilots. Both pilots and cabin crew have the opportunity to work on the youngest fleet in Europe as we take delivery of our new Boeing aircraft.Ryanair will be hiring 2,000 new cabin crew, 1,000 pilots and 250 aircraft engineers, as well as promoting over 300 first 0fficers on its command upgrade program across its 84-base European network. A range of new positions will also be created in IT, sales & marketing, digital experience, finance and commercial at Ryanair’s Dublin office, and also at its Travel Labs Poland subsidiary in Wroclaw.The Irish LCC is expecting to increase passenger numbers in Germany to 16 million in the current fiscal year ending March 2017, up from 10 million in the prior fiscal year. It is forecasting further growth of 16.7 million in the FY year through March 2018, but this could be a low estimate because several airports in the country are actively courting Ryanair to base aircraft at their infrastructure and open new routes, according to Chief Commercial Officer David O’Brien.  Germany is the European Union’s second largest air transport market, with some 194 million passengers travelling to/ from and within the country last year, recently released Eurostat data show. Germany is Europe’s second largest air travel market, after the UK. As part of its growth strategy for Germany, Ryanair is opening new bases in Hamburg and Nuremberg Nov. 2, expanding its route network at Cologne-Bonn airport and almost doubling the size of its base at Berlin Schönefeld airport. The LCC has added four new Boeing 737-800s to its Berlin base in September –nearly two months earlier than initially planned—elevating its based fleet to nine aircraft.It first began serving Berlin in May 2003, but only opened a base at Schönefeld in October 2015, with five aircraft operating 22 routes. With nine 737-800s based there and 45 routes offered this winter, the airport is Ryanair’s largest German base.  It will expand its summer 2017 schedule there by 40% year-over-year to 300 weekly flights and 46 destinations.The Irish LCC said it will offer 19 new summer destinations from Schönefeld in 2017: Belfast; Budapest, Bucharest and Timisoara in Romania; Catania, Italy; Fuerteventura, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, Santander and Seville in Spain; Lisbon; Manchester, England; Nis, Serbia; Podgorica and Rzeszow, Poland; Sofia, Bulgaria; Thessaloniki, Greece; Toulouse; and Vilnius, Lithuania. Most of these services will be continued from its winter schedule, which includes 16 new routes. Additionally, the airline will scale up some of its existing connections. Ryanair is targeting to increase its traffic through Schönefeld by 15% to 5.4 million passengers in 2017, by when it hopes to overtake EasyJet as the largest carrier at the airport. The Hamburg and Nuremberg bases will open in a couple of weeks, on November 2.  Hamburg will launch with two based 189-seat Boeing 737-800s and Nuremburg with one based aircraft but this will double in summer 2017 season. Next summer, Ryanair will add four new year-round routes to to Bari, Madrid, Palermo and Porto from Nuremberg as well as 5 new seasonal services to Budapest, Malta, Manchester, Milan and Rome, plus increased frequencies to London Stansted to a twice daily service.  It will operate 12 routes in total from this German airport and 56 weekly flights.    In Hamburg, the LCC will grow its operations by 180% next summer compared with the summer scheduled 2016. It will launch 2 new routes to Faro and Thessaloniki, 7 new summer services to Brussels, Dublin, Gran Canaria, London, Manchester, Milan and Sofia and extra flights to Palma. Ryanair will operate 95 weekly flights on 16 routes in total from Hamburg which it says will deliver 1.7 million customers per year.“There’s never been a better time to book a low fare flight on Ryanair,” Ryanair’s Chief Marketing Officer, Kenny Jacobs said. “As our recent guidance confirmed, Ryanair expects average fares to fall by between 10% to 12% in the 6 months to March 2017.”last_img read more

Video: Football Friday at the FIC

first_imgStaff members at the Financial Intelligence Centre in Centurion, south of Tshwane/Pretoria, show their Football Fridays spirit ahead of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Lesego Madumo catches up with the action.Click arrow to play video.last_img

NEW MERCHANDISE FOR SALE!

first_imgNew Merchandise for sale!It’s been a big couple of weeks in the TFA office, as new merchandise is filling up our storage room.With the new logo confirmed, many new items have been ordered, including several items of new or updated referees gear.Here are some of the things you can pick up:* Referees shirts- With the new logo for $35.75 each* Referees shorts- With the new logo for $29.90 each or with the old logo for just $25.00* Referees caps- White sports mesh cap, embroidered with the new logo and word `referee’ on the back for $15.00 (pictured here)* Referees surf hat- Wide brim hat, navy blue with new logo and word `referee’ embroidered. Great for summer and just $15.00(pictured here)* Referees gear bag- Available in red/blue or green/gold with the new logo embroidered on the top. Just $40.00 (pictured here) or $30.00 with the old logo * Personal organiser case- A perfect Christmas present for your parents or perhaps a thank you gift for a coach or team manager…a case for their personal organiser! Black with the new logo printed on the front (pictured here)* Azuma shoes- If you’re after a new pair of shoes for the summer Touch season, why not try the Azuma Bexstas? They are just $105.00 and are available in White, Blue or Black in all sizes. These shoes retail at over $200. As a big opening special, if you buy a pair of Bexsta’s you can also buy a pair of Predator running shoes for just $55.00 (normally $105 through TFA and retailing at over $200). To place an order, simply contact Rachel Grant on media@austouch.com.au or (02) 6285 2703. Remember the office closes at the end of this week, so you’ll have to be quick to get your orders in before Christmas!last_img

a month agoTraore thinks Wolves have advantage over Braga

first_imgTraore thinks Wolves have advantage over Bragaby Ansser Sadiqa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves winger Adama Traore says the club have the edge over Braga ahead of their Europa League clash on Thursday.The Premier League club have a massive Portuguese contingent, including coach Nuno Espirito Santo.And Traore thinks the knowledge of Portuguese football will work in Wolves’ favour.He said: “The coach comes from Portuguese football and so do many of our players.”We know about Portuguese football, we know the Portuguese culture.”They know the players and the league, and they have played teams like Braga many times before.”We will accept any help we can as we attempt to keep moving forward to become a better team.”It has to help that we know so much about them and they don’t know so much about us.”It’s the same for me if I play a Spanish team – I come from there and I know their mentality.”That has to help if you know the mentality of your opponent, and how he wants to play.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

2018 New Year Message from Governor-General Sir Patrick Allen

first_img The challenges and sacrifices of the past year generated a degree of anxiety amongst our people, about the future. Many of us lost friends and loved ones, but we are grateful for the gift of life, health and family. Story Highlights I encourage everyone to participate in a national dialogue for the maintenance of our values, their restoration in some cases, and the protection of our public spaces, so that they are safe for everyone to access without harassment. My fellow Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora, Happy New Year. My fellow Jamaicans at home and in the Diaspora, Happy New Year.This new year presents a great opportunity for us to write a new chapter in our lives, personally and nationally: a perfect time to reflect on the core values and traditions that placed us at the global forefront as the “One Love” people.The challenges and sacrifices of the past year generated a degree of anxiety amongst our people, about the future. Many of us lost friends and loved ones, but we are grateful for the gift of life, health and family.And even though hope is frail and faith may grow thin, we must not forget our own strength and resolve, and the pride that makes us uniquely Jamaicans.As we proceed into 2018, we need to unite around the values and principles of:• Neighbourliness,• honesty,• kindness,• decency, and• respect,so that we can truly become the prosperous nation we envision.In our thrust to play our part in advancing the welfare of the whole human race, we have made positive marks on the global stage: setting world records; shaping cultures, consciousness and civilization.Some of these Jamaican vanguards who readily come to my mind include: Marcus Garvey, Nanny of the Maroons, Usain Bolt, Bob Marley and Ms. Lou, exemplary individuals who have all triumphed in the face of difficulties.That indomitable Jamaican spirit is also within all of us, reminding us that we can do great things despite the hurdles we have to overcome along the way.I encourage everyone to participate in a national dialogue for the maintenance of our values, their restoration in some cases, and the protection of our public spaces, so that they are safe for everyone to access without harassment.It is in this context that individuals will be able to legitimately achieve their dreams and aspirations.I encourage those of you who are able:• to affirm those persons who are forging ahead despite their challenges,• to offer support to parents who are experiencing difficulties in raising and supporting their children,• to mentor our young people – our Millennials – so that they can make decisions that will benefit them rather than hurt them, and• to extend a ‘duty of care’ to the elderly and the disabled.When we fulfill these obligations, we state very clearly the type of society we are, and are creating for future generations.Since each new year offers us a great opportunity for a fresh start, let us seize the moment to renew our minds, replacing doubts and negativity with:• hope,• love,• honesty, and• respect.Thus consciously living our lives with a purpose.Lady Allen and the rest of my family join me in wishing you a healthy and successful New Year.last_img read more

BCCOS is reminding people to have a safe and responsible long weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS)would like to send a friendly reminder to be responsible and stay safe while recreating outdoors this long weekend.The BCCOS is reminding British Columbia’s whether you are boating, riding, hiking, or camping, to plan ahead and bring the appropriate safety equipment. As spring is in full swing, bears are active and it is important to manage food and other attractants by locking them in bear-proof containers or keeping attractants out of reach from wildlife.Campfires need to be monitored at all times and ensure all fires are put out completely before leaving shares the BCCOS. If you witness any poaching, polluting, or other environmental violations taking place please give the Report All Poachers & Polluters (RAPP) number a call at 1-877-952-7277 read more

Category 2 open burning ban to take effect Thursday

first_imgthe open burning of any material (piled or unpiled) smaller than two metres high and three metres wide; andstubble or grass fires over an area smaller than 2,000 square metres.The prohibition does not apply to Category 3 fires or campfires that are a half-metre high by a half-metre wide or smaller, nor to cooking stoves that use gas, propane or briquettes. Anyone lighting a campfire must maintain a fireguard by removing flammable debris from around the campfire area and have a hand tool or at least eight litres of water available nearby to properly extinguish the fire.Anyone found in contravention of an open burning prohibition may be issued a violation ticket for $1,150, required to pay an administrative penalty of $10,000 or, if convicted in court, fined up to $100,000 and/or sentenced to one year in jail. If the contravention causes or contributes to a wildfire, the person responsible may be ordered to pay all firefighting and associated costs.To report a wildfire or open burning violation, call 1 800 663-5555 toll-free or *5555 on a cellphone. For the latest information on current wildfire activity, burning restrictions, road closures and air quality advisories, go to: http://www.bcwildfire.ca PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Category 2 open burns will be prohibited throughout the Prince George Fire Centre and that includes all of northeast B.C.The prohibition will take effect at 12 p.m. on Thursday May 23 and will remain in effect until the public is notified.Category 2 fire is considered one of the following:last_img read more

Poll panel issues showcause notice to Maya says she violated poll code

first_imgNew Delhi: The Election Commission on Thursday issued a show-cause notice to Mayawati over her speech in Deoband appealing to Muslims not to vote for a particular party, finding that the BSP chief had prima facie violated the model code of conduct. The chief electoral officer Sunday had sought a report from Saharanpur district administration on Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati’s speech during the joint SP-BSP-RLD rally in Deoband. Chief Electoral Officer L Venkateshwarlu had received several complaints and he sought a report from the district administration on the issue. The commission, in its notice to Mayawati, said prima facie it is of the opinion that the BSP chief has violated provisions of the model code of conduct. It also asked Mayawati to explain her stand regarding her statement. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’The EC said she should give an explanation within 24 hours of receiving the notice otherwise it would take its decision without making any further reference to her. State BJP vice president J P S Rathore had also written to the chief electoral officer, alleging that appealing to Muslims not to vote for a particular party amounts to fanning religious passion and is a hindrance in holding free and fair polls. During the rally Sunday, Mayawati said the Congress was busy dividing the votes and cautioned the gathering to guard against any such attempt. “In western UP, where people of all communities live…in Saharanpur, Bareilly, where there is a huge Muslim population…I want to tell the Muslim community…don’t divide your votes…give it to the BSP, SP and RLD alliance,” she had said.last_img read more