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  • South Africa shines in Dakar Rally

    first_img17 January 2012 ‘An unforgettable experience’ “I’ve watched the Dakar Rally on television for many years and it’s always been my dream to compete in this great race. It has been a privilege and an unforgettable experience. It marked the third time the pair has finished on the podium in the Dakar. Previously, they won the event in 2009 and finished as runners-up in 2010. Theirs was also the first petrol-powered vehicle to make it onto the podium since 2009. “Francois did a great job of keeping us on the route, which was a difficult task with our having to find hidden way points each day. This has been almost a life-changing experience and I can’t wait to come back and do it all again.” First, second and thirdOf the many cars that adhered to this future Dakar specification, referred to as class T1.5 in the paddock, the South Africans finished first, second and third, a most encouraging result. Duncan Vos and Rob Howie, competing in the event for the first time, claimed eleventh place, while the Team Overdrive South African Hilux of Lucio Alvarez and Andy Graue ended in sixth position. Johannesburg property developer Corbett and Pretoria businessman Jordaan finished their first attempt on the Dakar Rally in 24th place overall. It is interesting to note that the Imperial Toyota Hallspeed Hiluxes are built for the South African ABSA off-road national championship and their engines are restricted in accordance to regulations that have been accepted internationally, including for the Dakar as from 2013. Team Imperial Toyota continued South Africa’s fine tradition in the Dakar Rally which finished in Lima, Peru on Sunday, with a remarkable performance for a first-time outfit. There was also a strong finish for the Toyota-powered buggy of Mark Corbett and Francois Jordaan. ‘We did it!’“We did it! 3rd place podium! Great team effort, and unbreakable Toyota!” wrote De Villiers on Twitter. OVERALL STANDINGS Corbett and Jordaan competed in the two-wheel drive class of the top T1 car category and were classified fourth in the class and third among the petrol-engined cars. For Alfie Cox, the 2012 race was forgettable. His Volvo XC60RR burnt out on the first stage. However, it was the tried-and-tested combination of Giniel de Villiers and his German co-driver, Dirk von Zitzewitz, which led the way, finishing third overall after an impressive showing in very difficult and testing conditions through Argentina, Chile and Peru. “Words like relentless, gruelling, tough and tenacity take on a whole new meaning on the Dakar,” said a delighted Corbett at the finish in the Plaza de Armas in Lima. Darryl Curtis was the leading South African in the motorbike category, finishing in 22nd place on his KTM 450 Replica. Greg Raaf placed 83rd, while Neil Scott-Williams and Iain Stevenson failed to finish. 1 Stephane Peterhansel/Jean-Paul Cottret (Mini) 38h 54m 50s2 Nani Roma/Michel Perin (Mini) 39h 36m 46s3 Giniel de Villiers/Dirk von Zitzewitz (Toyota) 40h 08m 15s4 Leonid Novitskiy/Andreas Schulz (Mini) 41h 06m 40s5 Robby Gordon/Johnny Campbell (Hummer) 41h 11m 39s6 Lucio Alvarez/Bernardo Graue (Toyota) 43h 00m 28s7 Carlos Sousa/Jean-Pierre Gracion (Great Wall) 43h 25m 10s8 Ricardo Leal Dos Santos/Paulo Fiuza (Mini) 43h 58m 04s9 Bernhard Ten Brinke/Matthieu Baumel (Mitsub) 44h 06m 04s10 Krzysztof Holowczyz/Jean-Marc Fortin (Mini) 45h 54m 24s11 Duncan Vos/Rob Howie (Toyota) 46h 03m 17s “To finish the Dakar is an achievement all on its own, but to do so in our own car with our own support team is something of which I am immensely proud. We couldn’t have done it without our wonderful back-up crew, which included my father, Ernest, and mother, Gaye. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

  • Teens go above and beyond to earn achievement awards

    first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Katerina Sharp, OCJ 4-H reporterAlong with the many projects, trips and other leadership opportunities available to Ohio 4-H members, teens can apply for achievement awards each year that recognize their hard work in specific project areas.The Ohio 4-H achievement award application requires members to keep track of and record all their yearly 4-H activities, along with their work in a specific project category. There are 28 categories that cover project areas such as beef, environmental science, health and safety, leadership, photography, and food and nutrition. Counties select the top candidate from each category to go on to the state competition.Selection for each category is based on what the 4-H member learned, project achievement, 4-H awards and honors. The first-place state winner from each project area receives an all-expenses paid trip to attend National 4-H Congress in Atlanta, Georgia, where members network with other 4-H teens from across the country while engaging in leadership trainings and community service events. Each of Ohio’s 28 achievement award winners also attend a recognition banquet at the Nationwide & Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center where they are recognized for their achievements in 4-H.Two of this year’s 28 winners are Andrew Houseman and Lauren Hitt.Andrew Houseman is a 10-year member of Clinton County’s Adams Chiefs 4-H club. Andrew received his achievement award in woodworking, a project area he has participated in all 10 years.“The feeling of earning this award is phenomenal. I really love woodworking,” said Andrew. “To know you are the best in your area in the entire state of Ohio is a really cool feeling. I’ve put a ton of work into 4-H over the years and for me, woodworking is a skill I can use throughout my life.”In addition to his woodworking projects, Andrew completed vegetable projects and has shown hogs. He also held several officer positions in his 4-H club and in junior fair board over the past few years.“I wouldn’t be the person I am today without 4-H,” said Andrew. “Being a camp counselor taught me how to work with kids and take care of someone other than myself. Being a junior fair board member has given me a lot of professional experience, like working with people, planning and organizing events, and time management.”Andrew is looking forward to attending The Ohio State University’s ATI campus this fall, where he plans to major in agricultural systems management.Lauren Hitt, a 9-year member of Franklin County’s K-9 Wonderdogs club, has been chosen as Ohio’s achievement award winner in the companion animals category. Lauren rescued two dogs, Lily and Sadie, that she trains and shows in 4-H. She is also active in 4-H PetPALS, where she and Lilly visit the Columbus Public Library to promote education and reading, as well as Wesley Glen Retirement Community.“It means a lot to me to know that I’ve made an impact,” said Lauren, “and to know that people recognize the effort I have put into training my dogs. I’m very honored to be getting this award and just doing what I love.”last_img read more

  • BlackBerry in new Porsche design P’9983 announced

    first_imgAfter much leaked reports last week, BlackBerry Limited and Porsche Design have finally announced the all new Porsche P’9983 smartphone from BlackBerry. The new luxury smartphone will be available around the world from October this year.This is the third collaboration for smartphone between Porsche Design and BlackBerry. The new version blends the unique premium style of Porsche Design with the performance and productivity of BlackBerry.The Porche Design P’9983 sports a 3.1 screen display, 8 MP rear camera accompanied by a flash, a 64 GB internal storage packed with 2100 mAh battery. It features a sapphire glass camera lens which is less vulnerable to scratches and breakage, counterfeited stainless steel for the Porsche Design logo and chassis embedded with a special glass-weave technology at the back. The device runs on BB10 platform.To distinguish the Porsche design users from regular Blackberry users, the Canadian giant provides a unique alphanumeric pin that makes him easily identifiable among other Porsche users.  The smartphone comes packed with premium stereo headset kit, an international charger and a USB cable.P’9983 seems to have enhanced the typing experience with its superior QWERTY keypad, that comes inbuilt with the auto-correction tool and next word suggestion feature that enhances the typing speed without putting in any extra effort. The new device allows you to perform tasks including checking emails, schedules, getting directions at an ease. Besides, BlackBerry’s priority hub allows the users to prioritize their tasks by filtering the important ones.BlackBerry’s Porsche Design P’9983 unquestionably targets the premium segment audience which is looking for a luxury smartphone with breakthrough features.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Foot pain causes

    first_imgAlternative NamesCauses of foot painInformationQuestion:What causes foot pain?Answer:Many things can cause foot pain. Wearing shoes that dont fit right is one of the most common reasons people (especially women) get foot problems such as calluses and bunions. With age, feet often grow wider. Also, being overweight can increase your chances of having foot problems or injuries. Go shopping for shoes in the afternoon when your feet are at their largest due to swelling. Heels on shoes shouldnt be higher than 1 inch. Shoes with a wide toe box can also lead to less problems to your feet.See also:Ankle painHeel painReferencesAbu-Laban RB, Ho K. Ankle and foot. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 55.Borom AH, Clanton TO. Foot and ankle: Sports shoes and orthoses. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 25, section B.Koenig MD. Foot and ankle: Ligament Injuries of the Foot and Ankle in Adult Athletes. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 25, section C.Review Date:6/4/2011Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.advertisementlast_img read more

  • Ifakara Health Institute

    first_imgPosted on October 22, 2010November 13, 2014Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)The following is part of a series of project updates from the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). MHTF is supporting their project, Using Cell Phones for Obstetric Emergencies. More information on MHTF supported projects can be found here.Written by: IHIThe Ifakara Health Institute (IHI) will seek to improve emergency care for pregnant women and newborns in Tanzania by providing free mobile phones and business-related service for mid-level health care providers, to allow better communication with senior medical staff at district headquarters. Cooperating with district councils and the ZAIN mobile telephone company, IHI will evaluate the cost, feasibility and implementation issues that arise if health workers at the district level have better access to long-distance counseling, faster referrals and resupply service and emergency clinical support.A baseline assessment will help to guide the development of the system. It includes health facility visits; interviews with health workers, TBAs, and village and district officials; focus group discussions in communities and case studies with women who have experienced a complication in the last year.Negotiations with the phone company ZAIN that began as project-specific opened a dialogue between Ifakara Health Institute and the company which resulted in a broad agreement that will also reduce the costs of communications for IHI staff.Share this: ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read:last_img read more

  • Video: Cam Newton Is Getting Crushed For Sulking, Walking Out Of Press Conference

    first_imgCam Newton is unhappy during press conference.Cam NewtonThe people who don’t like Cam Newton have more fuel to add to that hate fire. The Carolina Panthers’ quarterback is currently getting crushed on social media for the way he handled himself after his team’s loss to the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl. At his post-game press conference, Newton sullenly sat for roughly three minutes, barely answered any questions and then got up and left. Here’s video of his exit. Panthers Cam Newton barely answered questions and here he exits pic.twitter.com/eNMDpv2sQH— Cam Inman (@CamInman) February 8, 2016And here’s some of the reaction. Cam’s presser was weak. If you’re going to celebrate when you win, you’ve got to face the music when you lose.— Jim Rome (@jimrome) February 8, 2016I’m a Cam fan. Tonight’s outcome doesn’t change how incredible he is, was this season. But how he handled the presser was most disappointing— Chris Fedor (@ChrisFedor) February 8, 2016BTW…I love Cam…great player, but wish he would’ve handled that press session better than that— Joel Klatt (@joelklatt) February 8, 2016It’s fair to call Cam a front runner now. Dude lives it up when things go well, turns into a whiny brat when they don’t.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 8, 2016So disappointing. I get that he’s in pain. I’m not a Cam hater, but he has to be a better leader & professional. https://t.co/emFpcziUjW— Jerry Brewer (@JerryBrewer) February 8, 2016Just when I start liking Cam, he goes back to pouting and a walk off at the press conference. Stardom is a two way street.— Hunter Mahan (@HunterMahan) February 8, 2016Hardest thing to do after a “big game” loss is speak to the media (yes I know I had to a lot) but what was that Cam Newton?! #MVP #SB50— Taylor Twellman (@TaylorTwellman) February 8, 2016I see college freshmen and sophomores handle themselves better annually after losing in the Final Four than Cam Newton just did. Ooooof.— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) February 8, 2016Obviously, it’s understandable that Newton is disappointed, but the criticism of him is (mostly) fair here. He could’ve acted better.last_img read more

  • Report 3 Ohio State football players named in search warrant regarding alleged

    Three Ohio State football players are named in a search warrant filed by OSU police in an investigation of an alleged rape, according to a report from Columbus television network ABC 6. According to the ABC 6 report, a female student reported the rape, which she said happened on Oct. 21, to police on Nov. 10. No charges have been filed. OSU police logs indicate that a rape was reported by a female student on Nov. 10. The log listed Neil Avenue Building as the location of the incident, and stated that an investigation was pending. The ABC 6 report indicated that the search warrant is for a cell phone of one of the named players, which may contain evidence of the alleged rape. According to the ABC 6 report, the three players are OSU freshmen, and one of those players left the football team last week. Gayle Saunders, OSU’s assistant vice president of media relations, confirmed to The Lantern in an email that “there is an ongoing investigation into alleged misconduct involving Ohio State students.” “As this is an ongoing investigation, the university is not at liberty to discuss the matter at this time,” Saunders said in the email. read more

  • Dzeko confirms Roma future

    first_imgAS Roma forward Edin Dzeko has confirmed that he will be remaining at the club after revealing that both himself and his family are settled in ItalyThe Bosnia-Herzegovina international had been linked with a return to the Premier League in the January transfer window with Chelsea, who were keen to sign a proven goalscorer in Dzeko due to Alvaro Morata’s struggles.But the move did not materialise with Chelsea later signing Olivier Giroud from Arsenal instead.However, Dzeko evidently has no regrets over what happened and is now fully focused on preparations for the new season as Roma look to build on their solid showing in the Champions League last term.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“What goals do we expect to achieve this season? In Rome, we always think too much about things and I do not want to do that,” said the 32-year-old, according to Calcio Mercato.“We bought important players, but the market is not finished so we can see and there are three great competitions, many players, a coach who transmits the right mentality, the one we need here, and hopefully in the league we will do well from the beginning and win many games.”“This is the most important thing. I feel very good here, even my wife and my children are doing well. We have had an incredible season in the Champions League and we hope to do better this year.”Dzeko scored 24 goals for Roma in all competitions last season and has another two years remaining on his contract.last_img read more

  • Smalling is proud of Uniteds FA Cup history

    first_imgManchester United is the second most successful team in the FA Cup, having won the tournament 12 times, just one less than Arsenal.In FA Cup history, Manchester United are the second-most-successful team of the tournament.They have lifted the trophy in 12 occasions, one less than Arsenal who have 13.And for Red Devils footballer Chris Smalling, this is something to be proud of.Harry Maguire, Manchester UnitedLiverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.“We won it [the FA Cup] back in 2016 and reached the final last year – and of course we won the Europa League and the Carabao Cup as well, so that’s at least one cup final in each of the last three seasons,” said Smalling to the club’s official website.“I think, in general, we stand ourselves in very good positions when we go up against teams over 90 minutes in cup ties.”“I think that experience we’ve had over the last few years in all of the cup competitions is very useful and tees us up nicely for another crack at the FA Cup this year,” he commented.“I think it just brings pure excitement for you. No matter what happened the previous year – whether you won the cup or whether it brought you disappointment – it’s like a fresh start all over again and you’ve no idea who you’re going to get in the draw. That’s what makes it so exciting.”last_img read more

  • JAMAICA PM says country well position to capitalize on Health and Wellness

    first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Jamaica, November 6, 2017 – Montego Bay – Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, says health and wellness tourism is a growing market on which Jamaica is uniquely poised to capitalise.Addressing the official opening of the GWest Medical Centre in Fairview, Montego Bay, on November 2, Mr. Holness said the upcoming United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) conference in Montego Bay from November 27 to 29 offers the perfect opportunity for the country to showcase the world-class medical facilities and services it now has at its disposal.“The global growth in the flow of patients, health professionals and medical technology across national borders has made medical tourism a thriving sector,” Mr. Holness pointed out.“Jamaica is ideally poised for this growing market, which was valued at approximately US$20 billion in 2016. It is now estimated that it will reach approximately US$47 billion by 2021,” he added.The Prime Minister said the UNWTO conference will offer the forum where Jamaica will be able to highlight how far it has come in the area of health and wellness and its ability to now use it as a strategic marketing tool.“The conference will focus on a larger scale what GWest is in fact showcasing. It will be bringing ideas and capital together to create a valuable offering which will stimulate economic growth, job creation and profitability,” Mr. Holness said.The Prime Minister also noted that Jamaica has a competitive edge as it relates to medical tourism, pointing to “the availability of quality professionals, the island’s strategic location, increasing diagnostic facilities, and, importantly, Government’s support to facilitate growth in this market”.“Jamaica must continue to diversify and expand our tourism product in order to meet emerging market demands.   Travelers today are more discerning.   In some cases, due to ageing and complex health conditions, the availability of world-class health facilities is considered when making decisions to travel for vacation, business or to return home,” he pointed out.The Prime Minister, however, said that even with the best of intentions and all the best-laid plans in the world, unless the crime situation is brought under control, everything, going forward, will continue to be a challenge.“The business community here in Montego Bay is especially sensitive to this reality.   I want to say to the business people that we hear your concerns, and we are doing all that we can and more to ensure that we bring the situation under control very quickly,” he added.The Prime Minister noted that with the help of the business community and other stakeholders in Montego Bay, “we are serious about effecting sustainable, positive transformation”.“Earlier this week, with unwavering support in Parliament, we were able to secure the extension of the Mount Salem Zone of Special Operations for a further 60 days,” Mr. Holness said.“This will give more space to our law-enforcement teams to continue their security work and for the Social Intervention Committee to actually start the social-intervention projects that will see to a long-lasting sustained peace in those areas where the zones are implemented,” he added.The GWest Centre was established by a group of Jamaican medical and business professionals. It is housed in a modern multipurpose commercial complex and provides a wide range of high-quality medical services in the same location.Release: JISlast_img read more