South Africans at the vin the UK in May 2009.(Image: Homecoming Revolution) Nomsa Mthembu, a 34-year-old South African tourism consultant, has been living in the UK for the past seven years, but now she wants to return home.Before she makes the final decision, boards that plane and flies back, she wants to be sure of potential job opportunities. For this she’s banking on the 2010 Homecoming Revolution London event taking place at the Kensington Olympia Conference Centre on 20 and 21 March.“I am looking forward to going to the conference, I would like to know what companies are offering jobs and I’m willing to talk to people,” said Mthembu, who graduated with a BA Honours in travel and tourism management from the UK’s Derby University in December 2009.“I am expecting to get more information from companies and generally find out what is going on back home.”The annual event, now in its fourth year, will host about 38 South African companies offering job opportunities and recruitment programmes for suitably skilled expats. “We’ve got great companies coming with us to recruit South Africans who want to come back home,” said Brigitte Lightfoot of the Homecoming Revolution.The event – boasting speakers such as University of Pretoria Vice-Chancellor and Principal Professor Cheryl de la Rey, Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena and a range of company executives – has attracted high-profile corporates such as Eskom, South African Breweries, the CSIR, First National Bank (FNB), Nedbank, Group Five, Investec Bank and many others.“The companies are coming mainly to recruit … it’s also an opportunity for them to tap into new skills,” Lightfoot said.South African recruitment agencies will also be there to broaden the scope, she added.Bite of UK recessionMthembu, who was born in KwaMashu in KwaZulu-Natal, currently lives and works in Manchester. She relocated to further her studies, and said she was offered jobs there even before she graduated.“At the moment I work in the hospitality industry, which I love,” she said. “I have been working and studying at the same time – it has been hectic.“If I had my way I would come home tomorrow, I am tired of running around like a headless chicken.”But Mthembu said she doesn’t “regret coming here, [as] I have achieved so much academically and financially”.Her desire to return home is driven by ambitions to advance in and contribute to South Africa’s growing tourism industry, she said. “It takes time to get a promotion at work here – unlike back home.”She said she’s noticed that job opportunities in the UK have shrunk somewhat due to the recession, which hit the UK hard in late 2008.Interest in the Homecoming eventMthembu said most South Africans she knows in the UK have bought tickets and she’s predicting a full house in Olympia.“It will be full – I can promise you that. Everyone I know has bought tickets for the event,” she said. “People want to go home, there is no place like home.”Last year’s event, also held in London, attracted about 1 200 South Africans. Lightfoot said she’s sure the 2010 turnout will be even better. “It’s really exciting this year,” said Lightfoot, who previously lived in the UK for six years.Reversing the ‘brain-drain’The Homecoming Revolution is an NGO that encourages and helps South Africans abroad to return home. Supported by FNB, the organisation helps address the skills shortage in the country, which spiked in the 1990s.“We’ve seen an increase in the number of people wanting to come back to South Africa,” Lightfoot said. “We get a lot of enquiries about South Africa from people abroad.”Besides facilitating the journey back home, the organisation also helps expats find jobs through its online careers portal.‘SA tourism booming’There are plenty of opportunities in South Africa’s growing tourism industry, Mthembu believes. In 2008 the industry contributed R25.8-billion (US$3.3-billion) to the national GDP, attracting about 42.5-million local and international tourists.“South African tourism is big,” she said. “I learned more about it when I came here. Even though I worked in the travel industry back home, there are some issues I did not know about.”She now has a greater understanding of the various multinationals that own hotel chains in South Africa, which has helped her assess the scope of opportunities back home.“I have travelled to Spain, Italy, Germany and Greece and – guess what – South Africa has got the best five-star hotels,” said Mthembu.
Chelsea winger Christian Pulisic eyeing loan move awayby Paul Vegas19 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea winger Christian Pulisic is eyeing a loan move away in January.The Daily Mailsays he is said to be considering asking for a loan move away from Chelsea if he is not given more opportunities soon.Pulisic has found himself falling down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge just three months after completing his £58million move from Borussia Dortmund.The 21-year-old has been an unused sub in the last three Premier League matches – and hasn’t been seen in top flight action since August.Now the American is open to the prospect of moving elsewhere in January if Frank Lampard continues to overlook him in his Chelsea plans. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
(Caribou in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in the Yukon. Photo: Luke Smith/APTN)Shirley McLeanAPTN NewsThe Gwitchin peoples in Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Alaska are rolling up their sleeves once again to fight for the protection of the Porcupine Caribou Herd against U.S. President Donald Trump’s attempts to reopen drilling in the Arctic.Since 1988, the Gwich’in Nation has successfully resisted multiple attempts by the U.S. Congress to open the Coastal Plain to drilling.But the Trump administration and the Alaskan congressional delegation have renewed their attempts to open it up for oil exploration.“We’re calling in our allies,” said Chief Bruce Charlie of the Vuntut Gwitchin government in Old Crow, Yukon. “These misguided plans from the Trump Administration and Congress put our ancient relationship with the Porcupine Caribou at risk for what amounts to a few months of American oil consumption,” said Charlie. “This cannot be justified and must be stopped.”(Old Crow, Yukon. Photo: Luke Smith/APTN)The herd’s population sits just under 200,000.It has gone up and down in size over time, but it has always been an important part of the ecology of the Western Arctic and the existence of the Gwitchin people.Earlier this month the US house of representatives passed a budget resolution that includes a push to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) on the Arctic coast of Alaska to drilling.With 10.4 billion barrels believed to be sitting underneath the refuge, the area is thought to be the largest onshore oil reserve in North America.It’s also the calving grounds for the Porcupine Caribou Herd – and part of president trump’s push to for American energy independence.Dana Tiyza-Tramm is a councillor for the Vuntut Gwitchin.The councillor said multiple studies have shown caribou are sensitive to development and with the plans to open up the refuge for seismic testing throws their future into question.And that the area is sacred to the Gwitchin Nation made up of 9,000 members – not only in Yukon but across the north in Alaska and the Northwest Territories.“At the end of the day we Gwitchin define ourselves of the land and the ANWR lands are our homelands,” said Tiyza-Tramm. “And we can liken that to the land as our bodies and the caribou as our bloodline and what is done to them is done to us”Lorraine Netro sits on the Gwitchin steering committee and advocacy group for the Gwitchin People.She said it’s critical for the nation to gather political support.“We need all of our leaders within the Gwitchin nation, within the Yukon, NWT, our national leaders to stand up and standup up to the plate and stand in unity with the Gwitchin people and let people in Washington DC know that this is unacceptable.”The Resolution instructs the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee to come up with $1-billion in savings over 10 years in order to fund Republican tax reform plans.Congress has the final say over whether to allow new drilling in the refuge.Dana Tiyza-Tramm said there is a number of moderate Republican senators who are supporting the Gwitchin view right now.And that they need 51 senior senators out of 100 to vote against the proposed budget that is expected to happen any day now.As of today, the nation has installed a public phone so community members in Old Crow can call US senators to make them aware that the Arctic National Wilderness Refuge is a sensitive area with high stakes for the Gwitchin.It is expected that any amendments to regulations to allow seismic testing would require a full-blown environmental assessment which could take 18 months or longer to conductWhich Tiyza-Tramm said gives the Gwithcin still time to lobby if the US Senate votes in favour to open the refuge to drilling.Contact Shirley here: email@example.com
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – SoccerCity or SDSU West, which one is best for the city and taxpayers?Maybe neither, and voters do have a third option.If both measures fail, the city maintains control of the land and opens it up to a competitive bidding process. October 15, 2018 Posted: October 15, 2018 Steve Bosh, Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: SDSU West, SoccerCity, Stadium Site FacebookTwitter Steve Bosh What may happen if both SoccerCity and SDSU West fail KUSI’s Steve Bosh has a closer look at that option.
00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Aleah Jenkins went into medical distress after being arrested by San Diego Police for a misdemeanor warrant on Tuesday, November 27, 2018.Aleah was subsequently hospitalized with a traumatic brain injury and died one week later after being removed from life support.Aleah’s mother, Keiala Jenkins, viewed officers’ body camera footage on Wednesday, December 12th; the unedited video was released on March 8th; the edited Medical Examiner’s (ME) report was released on March 22nd. Family, supporters of Aleah Jenkins held press conference KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter March 28, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Posted: March 28, 2019
Source Interlink Media named Scott Dickey as its new CEO on Tuesday, Feb. 25, replacing Michael L. Sullivan, who will now head Source Distribution as CEO.”The Board of Directors is delighted to have Scott lead the Source Interlink Media business,” chairman Ted Lodge says in a release. “Scott is a seasoned and broad-based executive with significant experience in the traditional and digital media industries, live events, brand licensing and consumer products.”He will be called on to reverse some shaky trends, which became evident in 2009 when SIM filed for bankruptcy and divested several titles. Last year SIM sold nine of its motorcycle brands to Bonnier, and rumors recently surfaced that the company shuttered Modified, and laid off around 100 staffers from multiple titles. Dickey left his post as CEO of Competitor Group Inc. in December, after spearheading the company’s sale to a private-equity group, Calera Capital. He was at CGI since 2008, when he joined as president and COO. His resume also includes a role as president at Transworld Media, which was formally a subsidiary of Time Inc. until Dickey facilitated a 2007 sale to Bonnier. Interestingly, SIM acquired Transworld Media last year, and merged it with its Grind Media division.
A worker walks through coils of steel to be used on Tata Steel’s new robotic welding line at the company’s Automotive Service Centre in Wednesfield, Britain, on February 15, 2017. REUTERS/Darren StaplesIndia’s largest steel maker Tata Steel, reported a profit in the first quarter of the fiscal year, driven by surging steel prices, more production at home and restructuring of its European steel operations.Tata Steel revenue rose 19.3 percent to Rs 30,973.3 crore from a year earlier as it sold more of the metal. It bounced back with a net profit of Rs 921 crore in Q1FY2018 against a loss of Rs 3,183 crore in Q1FY2017. But, fell short of the expectations of Rs 1,142.1 crore of eight analysts that Bloomberg surveyed.Last year, in the June quarter, the company had reported a loss of Rs 3,296 crore resulting from the sales of the UK business to Greybull Capital Llp.However, after selling the UK business, its net profit from continuing operations was Rs 933.22 crore, a fourfold increase from a year ago, Mint reported.Earlier this month, the company sold two UK steel pipe mills to Liberty House marking the conclusion of the restructuring of its British operations.The company’s combined sales volume rose more than 8.6 percent to 5.83 million tonnes, during the quarter, helped by a 27.9 percent jump in the India sales volume as it increased production in the Kalinganagar plant.Tata Steel’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) margin increased 320 basis points in the first quarter, from a year ago to 16.1 percent, but, contracted from the preceding March quarter.Why is China important to Tata Steel? The confidence of the commodity-driven industries globally seems to be rising gradually, after a lacklustre demand last year. China’s economy slowing down was the biggest cause.”Internationally, steel prices are going back to levels that can support current raw material prices,” said Tata Steel’s management in a conference with analysts.China is the largest importer of raw materials. So, if the demand in China falters, it drags the commodity –led industries as well as economies down.China’s economic growth has picked up the pace and grew at a rate of 6.9 percent in the second quarter of 2017.The management also added that international steel prices have shot up in the last three to four weeks as Chinese demand outpaced production.
Urvashi Dholakia; Anuj SachdevainstagramIt’s been just a week since Nach Baliye 9 went on air but the show is making news for the clash between contestants and health issues more than dancing.After Shantanu Maheshwari-Nityaami Shirke had to skip an episode due to the latter’s leg injury, Anita Hassanandani-Rohit Reddy gave another episode a miss as Reddy was diagnosed with Hepatitis A. Ex-couple Madhurima Tuli and Vishal Aditya Singh have also been raising a lot of eyebrows by engaging in a war of words both on and off-screen. Now, another fight took place between former couple Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj Sachdeva, who have been cordial with each other until recently. According to a report, the two ended up in a big fight while rehearsing for their next episode. Apparently, Urvashi and Anuj are finding it difficult to pull off the moves together. In fact, there is always a strain when they rehearse for the performances due to their ego clashes. “Urvashi and Anuj were rehearsing a step and Anuj was not exactly getting it right. He tried a couple of times but it wasn’t happening. Urvashi tried to explain tohim the right way of doing it but that didn’t go down well with Anuj. The two had an ego clash, which led to an argument and the duo is again not talking to each other,” a source from the sets told SpotboyE.Earlier during an interview with the web portal, Urvashi talked about not accepting her relationship with Anuj all these years. “I never accepted because once you do it, a lot of speculations about your relationship start. People talk what they want to and by the time it’s the couple’s turn to speak on it, they are probably not in the mood to or they never get a chance to. Also, I have been very private about my personal life and thankfully the media has respected it. But now, when I finally have an opportunity to vent my heart, I am coming to you guys to do the khulaasa and tell the world, “Yeh lo ji, yeh hain humare Ex,” she had said.Apparently, Urvashi and Anuj’s relationship went for a toss as the latter’s parents were not in approval of the actress who was older than him and a mother of two kids. Nach Baliye 9 ex-couple Urvashi Dholakia and Anuj SachdevInstagram
A demonstrator throws a bottle containing yellow painting at riot police officers during a protest of Yellow vests (Gilets jaunes) against rising oil prices and living costs on the Champs Elysees in Paris, on 1 December. Photo: AFPAnti-government protesters torched dozens of cars and set fire to storefronts during daylong clashes with riot police across central Paris on Saturday, as thousands took part in fresh “yellow vest” protests against high fuel taxes.Officers responded with tear gas after being targeted by protesters hurling rocks and other projectiles on the third weekend of demonstrations which have morphed into a broader rebuke of French president Emmanuel Macron.Smoke engulfed several shopping districts as the violence spread from the Arc de Triomphe, where crowds had gathered earlier hoping to march down the Champs-Elysees.While several dozens were allowed into the avenue after an ID check and search, many others — some wearing gas masks or ski goggles — remained behind and fought police manning barricades and water cannons.Protesters then led police on cat-and-mouse chases through other parts of the capital, setting cars and construction equipment alight and smashing windows.An assault rifle was stolen from a police vehicle, a source told AFP, though it was unclear if it was loaded.One person was in a critical condition after protesters pulled down one of the huge iron gates of the Tuileries garden facing the famed Louvre museum, crushing several people.”Those responsible for this violence don’t want change or improvement, they want chaos,” president Emmanuel Macron said in Buenos Aires where he was attending the G20 summit.Macron added that he had convened a meeting with prime minister Edouard Philippe, interior minister Christophe Castaner and other top officials in Paris on Sunday after his return from Argentina.”No cause justifies that authorities are attacked, that businesses are plundered, that passers-by or journalists are threatened or that the Arc de Triomphe is defiled,” he said.Philippe said the violence was “incredibly shocking” during a visit evening to a police barracks on Saturday evening.Authorities said at least 287 people were arrested in Paris and 110 injured, including 17 of the 5,000 police officers mobilised for the protests. Nearly 190 fires were put out and six buildings were set alight, the interior ministry said.Idiots who come to fightAn estimated 75,000 demonstrators, most of them peaceful, were counted across the country in the afternoon, the interior ministry said.The number was well below the first day of protests on November 17, which attracted around 282,000 people, and also down from the 106,000 who turned out last Saturday.Acrid plumes of smoke and tear gas, however, were testament to the escalation in violence in Paris, to the consternation of many of the “yellow vests”, so-called for the high-visibility jackets they wear.Along the opulent Avenue Foch near the Arc de Triomphe, home to embassies and luxury residences, protesters ripped out benches to form a blockade, one person waving a skull-and-bones pirate flag.Interior minister Castaner attributed the violence to “specialists in sowing conflict, specialists in destruction”.He did not rule out imposing a state of emergency — a demand made by the police union Alliance — declaring: “Nothing is taboo for me. I am prepared to examine everything.””We’re a peaceful movement, but we’re disorganised — it’s a mess because we don’t have a leader,” said Dan Lodi, a 68-year-old pensioner on the Champs-Elysees.”You always have some idiots who come to fight, but they don’t represent us at all.”Macron has to listenStores and restaurants along the Champs-Elysees as well as surrounding streets had boarded up windows, anticipating a repeat of the clashes last Saturday which Macron compared to “war scenes”.Chantal, a 61-year-old pensioner, said she was avoiding the “hooligans” but was determined to send Macron a message on the rising costs of living.”He has to come down off his pedestal,” she said under rain in the Champs-Elysees. “Every month I have to dip into my savings.”The “yellow vest” movement erupted on social media in October and has since become a wider protest against Macron, who is accused of failing to recognise the rising cost of living that has left many struggling.The countrywide protests have included many pensioners and have been most active in small urban and rural areas where demonstrators blocked roads, closed motorway toll booths, and even walled up the entrance to tax offices.Two people have died and dozens have been injured in the rallies, which opinion polls suggest still attract the support of two out of three French people.Attempts by the government to negotiate with the grassroots movement have failed, in large part because representatives have insisted on public talks broadcast on TV.Macron has sought to douse the anger by promising three months of nationwide talks on how best to transform France into a low-carbon economy without penalising the poor.He also vowed to slow the rate of increase in fuel taxes if international oil prices rise too rapidly but only after a tax hike due in January.
Behroopiya Entertainers in association with Madball Company, Mumbai presents, A Tale of Two Treaties. The show will be held on 15 November in the Capital’s Alliance De Francaise, Lodhi road.A Tale of Two Treaties is a one-man Commedia Dell’Arte show where Deepal Doshi plays 10 different masks in a 70 minute performance. In this show the actor is the master of the physical art of transformation through mask and through his mastery transports the audience into the crazy world of Commedia where the primal drives of hunger, lust, and greed rule the lives of its zany characters. The show is highly physical, contains audience interaction, and is meant for audiences aged 15+ due to bawdy sexual and scatological humor. Also Read – ‘Playing Jojo was emotionally exhausting’The show has been performed in Sweden, USA, Bali, Canada, and India, including most recently at the esteemed Kala Ghoda Festival 2013 and the International Commedia Dell’Arte Conference 2013 at the University of Windsor, Canada.A Tale of Two Treaties is the only show of its kind in India. Deepal is the only Indian artist currently performing this style of theatre in India. This show guarantees a rambunctious combination of physical finesse, engaging theatre, and nonstop craziness which will leave an audience excited, amazed and thoroughly entertained.When : 15 November 2014Where : Alliance De Francaise, Lodhi Road, New Delhi