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first_img Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. Accounting professor Robert H Ashton has been appointed dean of the FuquaSchool of Business Europe. Ashton will assume his position in Frankfurt on 1July and is replacing Thomas F Keller, who founded the school in October 1999. Currently, Ashton is the Martin L Black Jr Professor of BusinessAdministration and the KPMG research scholar at Fuqua. He received a degreefrom Middle Tennessee State University, his MBA from Florida State Universityand his PhD from the University of Minnesota and is a certified publicaccountant. Education Secretary David Blunkett has appointed Garry Hawkes to the boardof Investors in People as a director. Hawkes holds four other positions:chairman of EdExcel, the awarding body for England, Wales and Northern Ireland;chairman of the National Training Council; director of Accord; andnon-executive chairman of Aramark UK. Andy Daniels has been appointed HR leader at packaging company Omni-Pak’splant in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk. Daniels said his aim would be to create anemployee-focused company culture there. Although Omni-Pak is owned by the USpackaging giant Pactiv, the company was previously family-owned and Danielshopes to create a culture to reflect this. He said, “I also hope tointroduce a performance management initiative and hope to get an understandingof any issues that arise on the factory floor.” He will be responsible forHR services to 200 staff and will report to the company’s European director. Top JobAlison Crombie is the new HR director at the National Autistic Society. Crombie will refocus the charity’s personnel strategies as it celebrates its40th anniversary. Her brief will be to motivate staff and develop best practice in alloperations and services. Crombie’s experience includes organisational design, change management,communications, compensation and benefits, employee relations, employment lawand policy development. She has worked in a range of organisations, including the Scottish andEnglish Tourist Boards, and has also worked as a consultant. Crombie said, “I look forward to working with the HR team to developbest practice and new ways of working which reflect the diverse needs of allwho contribute to the organisation’s success. “I have been greatly impressed by the commitment and dedication of theemployees and volunteers that I have met and will focus on ensuring that our HRpractice is relevant to their needs. “My aim will be to have the NAS as an employer of choice within thecharitable sector.” Personal ProfileDi Barber is equal opportunities adviser for the Construction IndustryTraining Board (CITB). She has held equal opportunities roles at GreaterNottingham Training and Enterprise Council and East Midlands Arts. What is the most important lesson you have learnt in your career? Patience is the hardest but the most important virtue. If your house was on fire and you could save one object, what would itbe? If everyone was safe I would not bother – unless it was to get a pair ofpants! If you had three wishes to change your company, what would they be? Not just this company but in general – communication, communication,communication. What is the best thing about working in HR? You get to deal with real life all the time. What is the worst? See above. You have stumbled upon a time machine hidden in the vaults of yourcompany building. What time period would you visit and why? London and Nottingham in the 1960s – the Mod scene – I like the music andthe style. If you could adopt the management style of a historical character, whosewould you adopt and why? Can I have every single one of the female characters from the comic Love& Rockets instead? Then I can choose one depending on what thecircumstances require. How do you get to work? I drive from Nottingham to Norfolk and back each week, staying at theNational Construction College. If you were to write a book, which subject would you choose to writeabout? It would have to be a comic about the people of Nottingham. I’ll needsomeone else to do the drawing though. What is your greatest strength? I am very, very persistent. What is your least appealing characteristic? Impatience (see first question) What is the greatest risk you ever took? Giving up my job as a waitress to go back to college and take my A-levels –without knowing about grants, further education or overdrafts. But I did knowhow to work for a living. CV – Di Barker2001 Equal opportunities advisor, Construction Industry Training Board1998-2001 Opportunities executive, Greater Nottingham Training and EnterpriseCouncil (GNTEC)1997-1998 Contracts and purchasing executive, GNTEC1992-1997 Combined arts and training officer, East Midlands Arts1990-1992 Contracts technician, arts and leisure department, Nottingham CityCouncil PeopleOn 1 May 2001 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. last_img read more

Right to Life of Southwest Indiana Travels to Washington DC for March for Life

first_imgPro-Life Hoosiers from southwest Indiana are traveling to Washington DC for the March for Life that will be held on Friday, January 27, 2017.  Right to Life of Southwest Indiana is sponsoring its annual trip to Washington DC for the March for Life that draws hundreds of thousands of Americans who support the sanctity of human life.  This is the 27st year that the pro-life organization has organized and sponsored a trip.The March for Life memorializes the 44th anniversary of the January 22, 1973, Supreme Court’s infamous abortion decisions, Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton that struck down all laws protecting unborn children and made abortion legal during the entire 9 months of pregnancy.  Since 1973, more than 59 million children have lost their lives to abortion.Executive Director of Right to Life, Mary Ellen Van Dyke said, “On January 22, 1973, 7 of 9 US Supreme Court Justices decided that unborn boys & girls are not persons. This decision–not a law–excluded an entire segment of Americans, and denied them equal protection under our Constitution, which says that all are created equal.  We march to give a voice to these voiceless Americans.  We stand with hundreds of thousands of Americans who travel to Washington DC to stand shoulder to shoulder in a peaceful march to give the greatest civil rights issue of all time–killing of unborn innocent human beings–a voice.”Why We March:The March gives voice to the children.  Even though abortion continues, it does not continue unchallenged.  The presence of those Americans who support the sanctity of human life is a call to the U.S. government and to all Americans that our voices are will be heard.The March gives encouragement to our fellow Pro-Life Legislators.The March encourages us to continue to speak for the unborn.The March trains young Life leaders.More than 500,000 pro-life Americans from across the United States are expected to attend and march in silent support for life from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Supreme Court Building.In addition to attending the March for Life, Right to Life of Southwest Indiana will attend meetings in the office of Pro-Life US Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. to discuss upcoming Pro-Life legislation and Life issues.  The group will attend a meeting in the office of Senator Joe Donnelly as well to urge him to support Life saving legislation.In a Marist Poll of this week, 61% of Americans are against public funding of abortions.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Policy paper: Conflict, Stability and Security Fund: Commonwealth programme summaries 2019 to 2020

first_img where the programme is working what it is trying to achieve the budget the programme length Programme summaries give an overview of each Conflict, Stability and Security Fund (CSSF) programmes at beginning of each financial year. They explain what support the CSSF is providing and why it is needed, stating: Find out more about the work of the CSSF.center_img They break down programme activity into individual components or projects, with details of the lead UK government department and the organisations that are implementing the programme. View further detail on the programme summary form.Due to the highly sensitive nature of some of the CSSF’s work it is not possible to publish details of all programme spend. This is to protect national security and to protect the safety and security of beneficiaries, partners and partner governments. Regional and thematic boards decide what can be published and apply similar criteria to that set out in Freedom of Information legislation.last_img read more

Pennsylvania Businesses to Benefit from Waiver for Prepayments of Sales Tax

first_img April 14, 2020 Pennsylvania Businesses to Benefit from Waiver for Prepayments of Sales Tax Economy,  Press Release As part of the effort to help businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Tom Wolf today announced businesses that collect Pennsylvania sales tax will not have to make Accelerated Sales Tax (AST) prepayments over the next three months. That means businesses that normally have a monthly prepayment requirement will not be charged penalties for missing the prepayment deadline during this three-month period.“The spread of COVID-19 has put a tremendous strain on many businesses throughout the commonwealth that collect Pennsylvania sales tax,” Governor Wolf said. “Waiving this prepayment requirement will provide support to our businesses at a time when they are doing their part to help us prevent the spread of the virus.”Under normal circumstances, certain business taxpayers are required to make monthly sales tax prepayments to the commonwealth if their actual tax liability is more than $25,000 during the third quarter of the preceding year. The Department of Revenue is waiving the prepayment requirement in April, May and June of 2020 to help business owners with cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic.“We will continue to work with Governor Wolf and members of his administration to consider other steps that we can take to help the business community,” Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said. “It’s important that we do everything that we can to help businesses during this unprecedented health crisis.”Under this new scenario, the department is asking businesses to simply remit the sales tax that they collected during the prior month. The due dates to remit sales tax will be April 20, May 20 and June 22, which follows the standard due dates for monthly filers who have no prepayment requirement.Visit the Department of Revenue’s page on Accelerated Sales Tax Prepayments for more information on prepayments.All businesses are encouraged to remit online using e-TIDES, the department’s online tax system for businesses. Find the REV-819 on the department’s website for a schedule of return and prepayment due dates.Taxpayer Service and AssistanceIn addition to the waiver of Accelerated Sales Tax prepayments, the Department of Revenue also has:Extended the deadline to file state personal income tax returns by 90 days. The new deadline of July 15, 2020 is the same as the new federal deadline.Extended the deadline to file informational returns related to PA S corporations, partnerships, and estates and trusts to July 15, 2020.Extended the due date for corporations with tax returns due in May to August 14, 2020.With the department’s call centers closed to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, taxpayers seeking assistance are encouraged to use the department’s Online Customer Service Center, available at revenue-pa.custhelp.com. You can use this resource to electronically submit a question to a department representative. The department representative will be able to respond through a secure, electronic process that is similar to receiving an email. Additionally, the Online Customer Service Center includes thousands of answers to common tax-related questions.Find Alerts From Revenue OnlineTaxpayers and tax professionals are encouraged to visit the Department of Revenue’s COVID-19 information page on www.revenue.pa.gov for additional guidance and updates on department operations. You can also visit the department’s pages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn for real time updates.Visit the commonwealth’s Responding to COVID-19 guide for the latest guidance and resources for Pennsylvanians or the Pennsylvania Department of Health’s dedicated coronavirus webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding COVID-19.View this information in Spanish.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

JUST-IN: Lionel Messi could stay at Barcelona until 2021

first_img Promoted Content6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread ArtDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?Best & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWhat Happens To Your Brain When You Play Too Much Video Games?8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World? Jorge Messi and Bartomeu’s meeting reportedly lasted around 90 minutes and ended in with no real conclusion, though the club president asked Jorge to ask his son to reconsider. Now TyC Sport reports that there is a “90 per cent chance that Messi will stay at Barcelona” with a definitive decision expected today. Lionel Messi could now stay at Barcelona, according to various reports in Argentina, after his father met with club president Josep Maria Bartomeu. Messi’s father Jorge, who is also his agent, met with Bartomeu on Wednesday after his son last month told the club of his intention to leave on a free this summer after activating a clause in his contract. Barcelona disputed the claim, saying the specific clause expired on June 10 despite the delays to the season, a position then backed by LaLiga, meaning paying his €700million (£632m) release clause is the only way to trigger a transfer.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… They suggest this is a new development following showdown talks between the player’s father and agent Jorge and Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu.The Argentine outlet added: “Messi is seriously evaluating staying in Barcelona until 2021 and leaving through the front door at the end of his contract.”Interestingly, the latest turn in the Messi transfer saga comes as a shock after his father said it was “difficult” for him to stay.Read Also:Barcelona board at war over Lionel Messi sale, asking price“The future at Barça, difficult, difficult. It’s difficult for Leo to stay,” he revealed.Jorge also said he had not spoken to Pep Guardiola about a switch to the Premier League.When asked if Man City is a good option, he said: “I don’t know, there is nothing. I didn’t talk to Pep.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

The Latest: German soccer clubs to decide on new subs rule

first_imgThe International Football Association Board agreed last week to let teams use two extra substitutes per match in 2020. That should help leagues clear a backlog of games created by the coronavirus pandemic.Leagues can choose whether or not to adopt the rule change.The German league is scheduled to restart on Saturday.The German league also says it will stop publishing centralized statistics for its coronavirus testing program and will leave that up to the clubs.___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinReddit The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___German soccer clubs will decide whether to adopt a rule change to increase the number of substitutions when they meet by video conference on Thursday. The Women’s World Cup is in New Zealand in February and March.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___World Cup winner Giuseppe Bergomi says he had COVID-19.The former Italy defender says that for 20-25 days beginning in early March his back was in so much pain that he couldn’t sit down.He adds in an Instagram chat that he felt constantly weak.The 56-year-old Bergomi says he has recovered. FC Midtjylland leads FC Copenhagen by 12 points at the top of the standings.___The Diamond League event in London is the latest track meet to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The meet had been scheduled for July 4-5 at the Olympic Stadium.British Athletics says “the decision has been made in light of the ongoing global pandemic.” The Danish soccer league will resume on May 28 with games in empty stadiums.The league has been suspended since March 9 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The first game will be between AGF and Randers to complete the 24th round. The 25th round will start on May 29.All games in the 26th and final round will be held on June 7. The playoffs will follow with the season scheduled to end on July 29.The league says games will take place at various times during the daytime and evening “so that as many matches as possible are made available to football fans” while stadiums are closed.center_img Associated Press May 12, 2020 Bergomi played for Inter Milan and is now an analyst for soccer matches on Italy’s Sky TV. He helped Italy to the 1982 World Cup title.___The qualifying tournament for the 2021 Women’s Cricket World Cup has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.Bangladesh, Ireland, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the United States, the West Indies and Zimbabwe were to play in the tournament in Sri Lanka from July 3-19 and three were to qualify.The International Cricket Council has not set new dates. The Latest: German soccer clubs to decide on new subs rulelast_img read more

Panhellenic conducts census to highlight academic diversity

first_imgSororities at USC are hoping to prove their diversity with the results of a recent census that surveyed the majors of members of Panhellenic sororities.Hitting the books · Members of Delta Gamma study at their house. Panhellenic recently surveyed its members to demonstrate its diversity. – Katelynn Whitaker | Daily Trojan Ayushi Gummadi, vice president of scholarship for the Panhellenic Council, organized the census to provide support for the claim that Greek houses are now more diverse than ever before.Of the five houses that responded to the census, approximately 60 different majors were represented. There were 503 responses, though the number is inflated because some women had more than one major.Representatives of the sororities were quick to point out the range of majors within their own houses.“We’re pretty diverse,” said Sagan Blue, vice president of Intellectual Development for Alpha Chi Omega sorority. “We have representatives from most of the schools, from accounting to gerontology. We’re pretty well representative of most of what USC has to offer.”Diversity within the house is often touted as an important goal of all sororities. Though there are no diversity quotas to influence selection of girls, all houses emphasize the value of having a variety of majors among members.“It’s important because it allows us to experience and interact with different people,” said Charlotte Chan, scholarship chair for Gamma Phi Beta sorority. “We don’t live in a bubble where everyone is interested in the same thing. We have the opportunity to become friends and spend time with people who have different interests.”Gummadi said the results of this census are also important in combating the stereotypes about the Greek community.“There is a perception that all Greeks are communication majors, and that’s not true,” said Gummadi. “There are so many different types of majors, people doing so many amazing things. It’s really important for the university to know that.”Still, the census might not reflect diversity as well as the Greek system would have liked.The two most popular majors, by a large margin, were business administration and communication. Seven of the majors were studied by more than 20 girls: psychology, journalism, engineering, international relations and those who identified themselves as undeclared, in addition to the business and communication majors.More than half of the majors included in the census report are being studied by less than five women.Donald La, a junior majoring in business administration and accounting and not affiliated with the Greek system, said he thinks there are some stereotypes associated with the Greek community and that this census might not do much to fight them.“There are definitely stereotypes for girls in Greek houses,” he said. “It depends on who you talk to. Some people will stereotype and some won’t.”La said he’s not sure the census data means much.“Based on the census statistics, that doesn’t give them a right to say that they’re diverse,” he said. “I think they’re just stating that they’re diverse so they can get more people to apply.”But Gummadi said the data does help fight preconceptions.“I think the data disproves stereotypes,” she said. “Marshall and Annenberg are two of the top schools. Obviously people are going to take advantage of that; but looking at the census data, there are so many other majors represented as well.”Ashley Prescott, a senior majoring in communication and a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority, said she hopes the census helps disprove the stereotypes because she feels they don’t hold true.“I don’t like the stereotypes and I hate that communication is always seen as an easy major because it’s not,” she said. “From my perspective, there is a lot of diversity, but there are major groups. We have the business [administration] major group, we have a group of communication students, and then we have a group of engineering students and some bio majors.”Gummadi said the Greek system is merely keeping pace with university trends.“I don’t think it’s something to be surprised about,” Gummadi said. “It’s not unique to the Greek community. The Greek community is a microcosm for the university as a whole.”Chan said this data shows a change even over the past few years.“There’s been a big change,” she said. “Even from when I was a freshman to this year … So many members this year just have more diverse majors.”Chan cited two possible reasons for this change.“Either the girls in general are branching out and trying different majors, or more specifically there could be another possibility — that Greek life is attracting different kinds of girls,” she said.A number of sororities are hoping the census will help change student perceptions of Greek life.“I think it’s important for people to have an accurate view of sororities,” Blue said. “That we aren’t just all the same — that even within the houses we’re not all the same.”Editor’s note: Photographer Katelynn Whitaker is a member of Delta Gamma Sorority.last_img read more

Counting down the greatest WrestleManias of all-time: WrestleMania 10 (#3)

first_imgOriginally intended to be Lex Luger’s crowning moment, WWE, like it often does, shifted direction at the start of 1994 when it became apparent that Luger’s push, the fiercest in wrestling history up until that point, was not having the desired result at the box office. When boos for the former WCW champion were audible at that year’s Royal Rumble where he drew the 30 man match with Bret Hart, Vince McMahon knew that Luger was never going to make it. Hart was the man to carry the Federation forward for the time, and he was selected to be the man to dethrone world champion, Yokozuna, but Hart’s involvement wouldn’t end there.With the Rumble match declared a tie, Yokozuna would face Luger early in the show and the winner would go on to face Hart in the night’s main event. To make things fair and to prevent Bret from having a freshness advantage, the Calgary technician was paired with his younger brother, Owen, to settle a grudge that had been brewing for months. In the event’s show opener, the siblings delivered an underrated classic that is arguably the finest match to ever open a PPV in North America. Owen won the match clean to prepare him for a summer feud with Bret, but despite the high quality of the offering, the logic of Owen going over suggested that Bret would take the crown later. He did exactly that.  After dropping the belt to Yokozuna at the previous Wrestlemania in Las Vegas, Bret was desperate to be the man once more after plans for a Hart/Hogan feud were shelved the previous summer. Yokozuna’s run as a two-time champion had largely been forgettable and despite being opposed by popular names such as The Undertaker, Hart, and Hogan, the giant champion’s reign desperately required an ending.Despite participating in a scorcher at the start of the evening, Hart couldn’t perform two miracles in a night as he tried his best to tell a story alongside Yokozuna. With Rowdy Roddy Piper on hand to officiate, Bret took advantage of a botched Banzai Drop as he pinned his long-time nemesis to capture his second WWE title. A collection of babyfaces invaded the ring to assist him in his celebrations as Hart was confirmed as the man to carry WWE forward through the now oft-criticized “New Generation” age.Although Wrestlemania X was a glorious night for the Calgary expert, it was Shawn Michaels, a constant thorn in the side of the “Hitman,” that would steal the show. His epic ladder match with Razor Ramon etched both men into WWE folklore and it was the contest that gave birth to Michaels’ well deserved “Mr. Wrestlemania” moniker. For 20 minutes, the pair engaged in a stunning battle that went in so many directions. Tense until the very end, Ramon grabbed the Intercontinental prize at the top of the ladder with Michaels tangled in the ropes unable to escape. Like Randy Savage and Ricky Steamboat at Wrestlemania 3, the secondary belt had stolen the show in terms of match quality. Perhaps determined to demonstrate that they had moved on from the hugely successful Hulk Hogan era, WWE produced a Wrestlemania in 1994 that is still a masterful piece of work when witnessed today. The 10th installment of the annual extravaganza was the first to not include the aforementioned superstar, but the company had no reason to worry. Wrestlemania X was a monumental success that delivered throughout.Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a year Elsewhere, Savage ended his feud with Crush by defeating the Hawaiian monster in a fair Falls Count Anywhere match, The Quebecers retained their tag straps despite losing to Men on a Mission via count-out, and Earthquake crushed Adam Bomb in a pointless squash match. Although splattered with a small hint of dross, Wrestlemania X delivered emphatically considering it was a down period for WWE creatively. The ladder match and show starter were two of the finest matches of the ’90s and when fans are treated to such amazing matches, they live long in the memory. Wrestlemania X provided just enough on this night to rightfully earn its place as the third greatest Wrestlemania of all time.MORE: Keep up with Sporting News’ Greatest WrestleManias Countdown#5) WrestleMania 24#4) WrestleMania 21last_img read more

NHL Draft 2019: Best, worst picks from the first round

first_imgHere are the best and worst picks from the first round in the NHL Draft:WorstMoritz Seider, D, Germany, Red Wings: This was the first pick of the Steve Yzerman tenure in Detroit and it was a controversial one. While the Red Wings could use absolutely everything, they took a defenseman at No. 6 which very few people saw coming.The Red Wings selected Moritz Seider out of Germany, who was ranked anywhere in the 15 to 20 range by draft analysts everywhere.Anything Detroit can get will surely help the struggling franchise, but the consensus with Seider seems to be he’s not a No. 1 defenseman and taking someone who isn’t going to be your top man on the blue line that high is puzzling. Seider is likely to be a good player and a foundational piece for Detroit, but with Cole Caufield, Vasili Podkolzin and even a guy like Spencer Knight still available, Seider was an odd choice.Philip Broberg, D, AIK, Oilers: Here’s an incredibly similar player and situation to Seider. It’s not that they’re the same exact player, but they were both valued about 10 picks lower than they were selected and there were several very good players still on the board that could have helped their respective teams win.This was a very reactionary pick by Edmonton as Seider went off the board and the Oilers clearly wanted someone who could be a top-4 defenseman. They got one in Philip Broberg, but they also could have gotten one by trading back a couple of picks like the Flyers did a few selections later.BestCole Caufield, RW, NTDP, Canadiens: If your team had the chance to get Alex DeBrincat would you want them to take that chance? Of course you would. DeBrincat is a pure goal scorer and a very important piece for the Blackhawks moving forward. He just happens to be kind of short. That’s the calling card of Cole Caufield too as he stands at 5-foot-7.That’s probably a big reason he wasn’t selected in the top 10 and fell all the way to No. 15 eventually picked by the Canadiens. But this guy can flat-out score as he put 72 pucks in the net in 64 games this season and broke Phil Kessel’s NTDP record of 126 career goals with the team.Who cares if he’s short? Why wouldn’t you want a guy like that on your team? The Canadiens must have asked the same question because they quickly selected Caufield when they got the chance, and rightfully so. But that’s not what we’re talking about here. Well, at least not exactly.We’re talking about the good picks and the bad ones.  Related News NHL Draft 2019: Devils select Jack Hughes No. 1 overall NHL Draft 2019: Rangers select Finnish winger Kaapo Kakko No. 2 overallcenter_img It was an entertaining first round at the NHL Draft on Friday with plenty of storylines.The United States National Team Development Program set a record, there was a run on defenseman and a goalie was taken in the first round for just the third time since 2012. Vasili Podkolzin, RW, SKA Neva, Canucks: Teams will obviously pause when deciding to select Vasili Podkolzin as he is under contract with his team for the next two years and whoever took him may have to wait, but here’s the thing: Since the Canucks selected him and they themselves are a couple of years away from being a big-time contender, they can wait a bit.With a couple more years, or even one more year under Elias Pettersson’s belt, another couple of drafts and maybe a free agent addition or two, the Canucks will be in a great position to add a talented player like Podkozlin to their lineup. The winger was seen by many to be a top-3 pick in the draft for a good portion of the process. He has plenty of talent and getting him at No. 10 is a great value for Vancouver.last_img read more

LIVE: South Africa into COSAFA final, Lesotho upsets Uganda

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: Stephen Mukwala of Uganda dribbles in an earlier COSAFA Cup match. Uganda battled Lesotho for a place in the final.Uganda 0 ( 5) Lesotho 0 (6) ; South Africa 1 Egypt 0Kitwe, Zambia | COSAFA MEDIA | South Africa will take on Lesotho in the final of the 2017 Mopani Copper Mines COSAFA Under-20 Championships after their pair claimed tense semifinal victories at the Nkana Stadium on Thursday.South Africa defeated Egypt 1-0 in a feisty affair thanks to a winner from Luvuyo Mkatshana just before halftime, while Lesotho defeated Uganda 6-5 on penalties after the two sides played to a 0-0 draw.Lesotho will play in their third final after previous appearances in 1990 and 2005, but are seeking their first championship win. South Africa are five-time winners and could join Zimbabwe on six with victory in the final.Uganda and Lesotho played to a 0-0 draw in their semifinals, with both sides spurning good chances.Frank Tumwesigye put a good headed chance high and wide, while Mohammad Shaban was denied from close-range. Shaban was returning from suspension and was expected to break the deadlock but luck was not on his side.At the other end, Raboama Koloti shot wildly at the near post after collecting a long pass from Bonang Mohapi.The match went to penalties after both sides scored their first five to take the shoot-out to sudden death, Mujahid Ogama missed for the Ugandans.Tweets about @COSAFAMEDIASouth Africa claimed their victory over Egypt despite playing the final 20 minutes with 10 men following the sending off of Lehlogonolo Matlou for a second bookable offence.  The win was deserved though as the side also missed a number of other good opportunities to score.Kamohelo Sambo missed a golden chance early on when he put his free header wide, before Mkatshana opened the scoring as he collected a cross, controlled expertly and beat Mohamed Sobhy in the Egyptian goal.  Sifundo Sibiya then missed two great chances either side of halftime, on both occasions finding himself one-on-one with Sobhy, but unable to convert.But South Africa were able to hold on and secure the win, having also beaten Egypt 2-1 in their final pool match on Monday. THURSDAY’S RESULTSGroup CSouth Africa 1 (Mkatshana 41’) Egypt 0Uganda 0 Lesotho 0SATURDAY’S FIXTURESThird-Place Play-Off 10h30 (08h30 GMT): Egypt vs Uganda – Nkana StadiumFinal14h00 (12h00 GMT): South Africa vs Lesotho – Nkana Stadiumcenter_img STANDINGSGroup A                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              Pts Uganda                            3            1            2            0            5            3            +2              5Malawi                            3            1            2            0            4            3            +1              5Zambia                            3            1            1            1            2            2            0              4Swaziland                       3            0            1            2            4            7            -3              1Group B                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              PtsSouth Africa                   3            3            0            0            5            1            +4              9Egypt                                3            2            0            1            4            2            +2              6Mozambique                 3            1            0            2            2            2            0              3Mauritius                        3            0            0            3            0            6            -6              0Group C                           P            W          D           L            GF         GA        GD              PtsLesotho                           3            1            2            0            2            1            +1              5Zimbabwe                      3            1            2            0            1            0            +1              5Namibia                          3            1            1            1            2            2            0              4Angola                             3            0            1            2            0            2            -2              1TOURNAMENT STATSMatches Played: 20Goals scored: 32Biggest victory: Zambia 0 Uganda 2 (Group A, December 6); South Africa 2 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 7); Egypt 2 Mauritius 0 (Group B, December 9); Zambia 2 Swaziland 0 (Group A, December 11); Mauritius 0 Mozambique 2 (Group B, December 11)Most goals in a game: 5 – Swaziland 2 Malawi 3 (Group A, December 6)GOALSCORERS3 goals – Luvuyo Mkatshana (South Africa), Muhammad Shaban (Uganda)2 – Abdelrahman Amr (Egypt), Lyle Foster (South Africa), Order Mamba (Swaziland), Francisco Mwepu (Zambia), Patrick Phiri (Malawi), Raboama Koloti (Lesotho), Muzi Tsabedze (Swaziland)1 – Hussein Abdelkader (Egypt), Peter Banda (Malawi), Kamo-Kamo Cumbane (Mozambique), Romario Hawiseb (Namibia), Domingos Junior (Mozambique), Mohamed Karem (Egypt), Francisco Madinga (Malawi), Stephen Mukwala (Uganda), Enzo Mungendje (Namibia), King Nasama (Zimbabwe), Nkosingiphile Ngcobo (South Africa), Allan Okello (Uganda)last_img read more