Duo charged for breaking into Albouystown shop

first_imgA cleaner and a driver were remanded to prison on Wednesday by Magistrate Faith McGusty when they appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts to answer to a larceny charge.Compton Fernandes, 47, of Mocha, East Bank Demerara (EBD) and Latchman Sukham, 43, of Albouystown, Georgetown denied the charges that between May 20 and May 21, 2019 at Albouystown, Georgetown, they broke and entered the shop of Shanelle Prince and stole two gas bottles valued $17,000 and one Samung music set speaker valued $96,000.The prosecution is contending that a relative of the owner was passing the business establishment when that person noticed that the shop was opened. Upon checking, the two men were discovered in the shop and an alarm was raised. Fernandes and Sukham were both arrested.Prosecutor Ceon Blackman objected to bail on the grounds of the prevalence of the offence and also stated that the men provided incorrect addresses to the Police.Magistrate McGusty upheld the prosecutor’s submission and remanded the two men to prison. The case will continue on June 5, 2019.last_img read more

ExxonMobil promises full transparency

first_img‒ says disclosing of contracts contingent on country’s lawBy Alexis RodneyUnited States’ (US) oil and gas giant ExxonMobil has laid bare its position on what is currently seen as a controversial production sharing agreement signed with the Government of Guyana, and has stated that its mission remains to support transparency initiatives here.The oil company has said that while it does not generally make details of its contracts public, should the law of the respective country in which it operates requires that, it simply adheres to the law.ExxonMobil’s Director of Public and Government Affairs,Kimberly BrasingtonAfter being granted its production licence from the Government of Guyana, ExxonMobil has recently been in the news, but the pressure has not been on Exxon, but on the ruling Administration, over its reluctance to release details of the agreement for public scrutiny.While calls have been made in this regard from various quarters, Government has maintained that the contract could not be made public, as it could breach several safeguards, security being one of them.Speaking to Guyana Times on Thursday, ExxonMobil’s Senior Director, Public and Government Affairs, Kimberly Brasington, acknowledged the popular public discourse about making public the terms of the Production Sharing Agreement (PSA) between ExxonMobil and the Government of Guyana. She said it is an emotional and important discussion, and speaks to the critical issues of transparency and trust.Brasington said ExxonMobil is committed to the highest standards of business conduct and anti-corruption wherever it operates, and that includes transparency.According to her, in the many countries the oil company operates, petroleum agreements are made public as part of the country’s Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative requirements, or the law.With respect to publishing entire contracts, she said ExxonMobil does not generally disclose contracts and private agreements. However, if the law in a particular country requires it, “we follow the law”.“In Guyana, ExxonMobil will continue to work with the Government on new reporting rules, in order to support transparency. We have been an active participant in EITI since its global inception in 2003; and in Guyana, our country manager, Rod Henson, is a primary member of the Guyana EITI Multi-Stakeholder Group, representing industry.The Guyana EITI recently submitted formal application for Guyana to become an EITI candidate country. “Within this initiative, payments made to the Government will be reported, reconciled, and made public, to provide civil society with factual data,” Brasington told Guyana Times.She said ExxonMobil supports effective transparency initiatives. “We believe that in order for a transparency initiative to be successful without discouraging future investment, it must pass a couple of tests: one, it should apply to all companies in the extractive industries to maintain a level playing field – including all oil & gas contracts, mining contracts, and forestry contracts. And two, commercially sensitive and proprietary information must be protected,” she stated.According to her, democratically elected officials have all the contracts and agreements; these are not secret. However, the number of persons that see them is limited to those who hold a responsibility as part of their job to negotiate, monitor, and audit the contracts.Government had, earlier this year, entered into a contractual 50-50 Production Sharing Agreement with the Texas-based oil company which allows Exxon and its partners to recover the cost invested in the offshore production before sharing of the profit oil is done equally.Guyana is still hoping to — by year end — join, the EITI: an international standard that seeks to provide consolidated information on a country’s extractive sector; reconcile key revenue flows paid by companies with those received by Government; and assesses how the revenues are expended on behalf of the people. Membership of EITI means that Guyana will have to voluntarily adhere to the 12 principles of the EITI standards, which endorse corporate social responsibility, encourage sharing of information, reveal beneficial ownership, and promote revenue transparency. Exxon and its partners, Hess Corp and CNOOC Nexen, made its significant oil find back in 2015, after drilling the Liza Field in the Stabroek Block located about 120 miles offshore Guyana. The oil company is currently in the developing phases of the Liza field, and oil production is projected for 2020.last_img read more


first_imgThe Glenties Windfarm Information Group has welcomed the adoption a variation to the County Development Plan which will see new conditions imposed on wind farm developments.The adoption of the plan was voted upon by members of Donegal County Council this week.The GWiG says this will require a greater level of scrutiny for wind farm applications which might in the future be submitted within the catchments of the Six Sub Basin Districts designated for the protection of the Freshwater Pearl Mussel. These areas are now to be zoned as not favoured for wind farm development. “The second strategically important aspect of the variation from the public’s point of view is the requirement that turbines be not located within ten times the tip height of homes, schools etc.“This is important for the protection of residential amenity and addresses the previous decision of the Council in 2012 to remove all prescribed set back distances from homes etc.” said a spokesperson for Glenties Wind Farm information group, Mr. Ernan O’Donnell.GWiG also welcomed the rejection by Councillors of the third proposed variation which would have reduced the protection afforded to the visual zone of influence from Glenveagh National Park.GWiG described the proposed reduction of this protective measure as an attack on the very fabric of the County’s most important and recognised tourism attraction. The fact that this proposal was instigated by a wind farm developer from Co. Kerry, illustrates how those with influence from outside the County can be enabled to direct Policy that is to the detriment of the County’s interest. Almost 98% of the 3,300 plus submissions received by the Council as part of the public consultation on the proposed variations were supportive of GWiG’s position regarding the Sub Basin Districts and set back distances and opposed to any undermining of the material asset to the County that Glenveagh National Park represents as our main tourist attraction.The Group complimented all the Councillors who supported their position and in particular the newly elected Councillors who had to reach an understanding on what was a complex series of issues within a short time frame and against a background of the recommendation by the Councillors CEO that the proposed variations not be adopted.Monday was a long day for everyone and the Group wish to acknowledge the significant contribution made by Councillor John Campbell who first introduced their motions during the lifetime of the last Council in November 2013, Councillor Marie Therese Gallagher and Councillor Seamus O’Domhnaill who were supportive of the Group throughout this process, and who had faith and trust in their reliance on the evidence base put forward by the Group in support of their position.Also the Group wish to acknowledge the great debt they owe their planning consultant Mr. Peter Crossan who has advised them and worked along side them since the summer of 2012, and encouraged their engagement in this process which has finally concluded with a successful outcome for all of the people of Donegal.The final vote was also significant in that Councillors from all parties and none voted together in support of the variations put forward by GWiG, and also overwhelmingly voted to retain the constraints placed on wind farm development around Glenveagh National Park. GLENTIES WINDFARM GROUP WELCOME NEW CONDITIONS FOR DONEGAL PROJECTS was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Donegal County CouncilGlenties Windfarm Grouplast_img read more


first_imgBuncrana GAA News:Seomra Eamon McMenaminBuncrana GAA Club is to mark the untimely passing of one of its most dedicated and hardworking members, Eamon McMenamin. As a long-serving committee member and Treasurer, Eamon was instrumental in many of the Clubs major initiatives and developments over the years. In recognition of hard work & dedication of the late Eamon McMenamin, Buncrana GAA Club will honour his memory by naming the main hall in our clubhouse ‘Seomra Eamon McMenamin’. This ceremony will take place in the clubhouse at The Scarvey on Wednesday 15th July @7.30. Refreshments will be served and everyone is very welcome.Senior Ladies Win Anne Boyle Cup in CoventryOur Senior Ladies weren’t sent to Coventry last weekend but were invited instead by the town’s Roger Casements Club and came home the proud winners of the inaugural Anne Boyle Cup. Hosts and spectators alike were impressed by the standard of football played by the Buncrana girls. But it wasn’t all about sport – there was time too for the social side! The Coventry Gaels hosted a great competition and social day and night with teams from all over the UK and Ireland taking part.The Buncrana Club, especially the players, coaches and supporters who travelled, thank the Coventry Gaels for a brilliant time and look forward to a return visit by them to the Scarvey in the near future. Senior LadiesThe Ladies travelled to Glencolmcille early on Sunday to play the 1st round in the Junior Championship and came away with a resounding win, 9-12 to 1-9.Playing against a strong wind in the first half, Buncrana had to contend with a lively Glen who led by 1-2 after the first few minutes. Once our girls got adjusted to the conditions they came back at Glen and went in at the break 4-3 to 1-6, the goals coming from Caroline Gallagher, Mary McKinney, Paula McGrory and points from Paula and Niamh Connolly.The second half was a different game altogether with Buncrana dominating aided by the strong wind. Stephen Cluxton would have been proud of our keeper’s kick-outs as Amy Casey found a team-mate every time. While there were some great individual performances, all credit must go to the team who performed brilliantly as a unit, controlling the game in all areas of the pitch.Scorers in the second half were Laura Reid (1-1), Paula McGrory (3-6), Caroline Gallagher (1-0), Doreen McGee (0-2), and Deirdre Grant (0-1). A Gentle Reminder!The Committee would like to remind all players to pay their weekly€2 training contribution. This has to be paid only once a week, regardless of codes/age groups/gender. It is not a lot to pay and look at how much you get back in return! The money raised goes towards the running costs of the Club and anyone who has questions about this or any other matter is welcome to ask any Committee member or their manager.And While We’ve got your Attention!Please remember that when representing your Club, in whatever Code, at whatever age level and either gender, you MUST wear Club shorts and socks. Elizabeth Anne has all of them in stock, along with gum-shields. This shows your pride in your Club and respect for your team-mates. Call her on 086 0604075.Mizen to Malin Fundraiser The training is over and the starting line beckons for our hardy cyclists who are about to undertake the long trek from Mizen to Malin. Eleven cyclists, ranging from seasoned riders to novices, male, female, young and…well, let’s just say seasoned again, will strain every sinew in their massive fund-raising effort on behalf of the Club Development Fund and Scoil Iosagain Special Needs.All the money raised from sponsorship and collections during this arduous adventure is going to these worthy causes; the eleven cyclists and their travelling support are paying for their own food, accommodation and travel costs during the event.They head off from Buncrana to Mizen (by car and van!) at 5.30am this Tuesday and plan to complete the cycle back to Malin Head by 5pm on Sunday 5th. All going well they intend to make it to Letterkenny by Saturday 4th, where they’ll spend the night, before heading off the following morning on the final leg of their trek. They will make a wee pit-stop at the Scarvey along the way to kick off the Club’s Annual Family Fun & Sports Day. The hardy cyclists and their loyal entourage hope to see a good crowd from the Club at either the Scarvey or Malin to spur them on.A lot of organising and effort from a lot of people has gone into this major Club event, which is kindly  sponsored by Carey’s Amusements, Letterkenny Cycles, Paul McGonigle Financial Services, Inishowen Recycling and others. Thanks too to Desmond Motors for supplying the support vehicle van.Sponsorship cards are on the go and anyone who is willing to take one to help raise a few Euro can contact Aine on 0863953380 or any Committee member. Remember, all the proceeds from this fundraiser go towards the Clubs development fund and a Scoil Iosagain Special Needs.Summer CampOur Summer Camp will run 10th-14th August for 5 and 6 year old and 17th – 21st August for 6+.  The cost is €45 which includes a club jersey, shorts and socks.  Registration deadline for this camp is 3rd July.  If you require any further information please contact the relevant manager or Aidan on 0862762671Annual Family Fun & Sports DaySave the Date in conjunction with Feel Good Fortnight we will be holding our annual Family Fun& Sports Day on July 5th at 2pm in The Scarvey…details to follow but our tired and intrepid Mizen to Malin fundraising cyclists intend to be there from 1-2pm so come along and show your support.Underage ResultsU16 HurlingOur boys continued their fine form in the Derry/Northwest league with a comfortable win at home to Armagh hurling side Cu Chulainns, winning on a scoreline of 8:12 to 0:6. Buncrana is now proudly on top in this league but with a few tight games to go. A special thanks to all the parents who supplied both teams with refreshments after the game.Under 8 FootballThe boys travelled to St Eunan’s, Letterkenny at the weekend where they enjoyed a great day’s football. They performed splendidly and did the Club proud as usual. Many thanks to coaches and parents for help and support.Training TimesFootballU18 Minor Football Tuesdays at 5.45pmU16 Boys Football Monday’s 4.15pm in the Scarvey.U15 Og Sport football Monday 4.15 – 6pmU14 Football Tuesday 11am – 1pmU12 Boys Football on Friday evening at 7.00pm in Scarvey.U10 Boys Football Friday’s from 6.30pm & Tuesdays from 6-7pm in ScarveyU8 Boys Football Friday’s 6.30pm& Mondays from 7-8pm ScarveyU6 Boys& Girls Friday Evenings from 6.30pm – 7.30pm in ScarveyU8 & U10 Girls Saturdays 10.30 – 11.30 in the ScarveyHurlingU8 & U10 Hurling on Sunday’s from 11-12 in the ScarveyU10 Hurling on Tuesday 7 – 8pmU12 Hurling on Tuesday 7- 8.30pmU14 Hurling on Tuesday 7- 8.30pmU16 Hurling on Wednesday from 6.30pmGirls (U12/14/16) 7-8pm on Monday in the Scarvey.Club MerchandiseElizabeth Anne is now taking orders on the first Tuesday of every month. Contact her on 086 0604075.Club WebsiteWant to keep right up-to-date on local Buncrana Club news? Just enter your email address into “Receive Club Notes by Email” on the club’s homepage at http://www.buncranagaa.com/ to automatically receive the Club’s Weekly Notes.You can renew your annual membership online now at the website too – and you don’t even have to be in Buncrana! Membership now open worldwide… just click on the link below to renew online http://www.buncranagaa.com/buncrana-gaa-club-membership/Club Notes: Anyone who would like to receive a copy of the weekly club notes should email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com to be included on the mailing list. If you have any items which you think should be included in the club’s weekly notes, please email Jim at buncrana.pro@gmail.com by 6pm on each Sunday for consideration. To keep up to date with all the latest goings-on, please join us on www.facebook.com/buncranagaa or www.twitter.com/buncranagaa@buncranagaa, or visit our website www.buncranagaa.comBUNCRANA GAA CLUB TO MARK UNTIMELY PASSING OF CLUB LEGEND EAMON MCMENAMIN was last modified: June 29th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:buncranaGAANoticesSportlast_img read more

Haas wins first Champions title

first_img The victory ended Haas’ 12-year, 302-event winless streak in Tour-sanctioned tournaments. Haas, whose last win came in the 1993 Texas Open, took the lead for good with a birdie on the par-4 16th, and then pulled away with back-to-back birdies on Nos. 17-18. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jay Haas rallied with a 7-under 65 Sunday for his first Champions Tour victory, a two-stroke win at the Greater Hickory Classic in Conover, N.C. The 51-year-old Haas, who splits time between the PGA Tour and the 50-and-over tour, finished with a tournament-record 16-under 200 at Rock Barn Golf and Spa’s Jones Course. He beat the previous mark of 14 under, set last year by Doug Tewell. center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 A first for Perrot, too: Chile’s Nicole Perrot earned her first LPGA Tour victory, rallying from a two-shot deficit to win the Longs Drugs Challenge in Auburn, Calif. The 21-year-old Perrot, the 2001 U.S. Girls champion, offset three bogeys on the front nine at The Ridge Golf Course with three birdies on the back in an even-par 71. She finished at 14-under 270, one shot ahead of South Korea’s Hee-Won Han (69). last_img read more


first_imgThe top two will go head-to-head at Tolka Park on Friday night as Finn Harps face their second away game of the season against Shelbourne (kick-off 8.00pm).The two sides are the only remaining unbeaten teams in this season’s First Division and both will be keen to build on their positive starts to the season which has seen both win two and draw two of their opening four games.“Away in Tolka will be our biggest test so far this season,” said Harps Manager Ollie Horgan as he looks forward to Friday night’s game. “Not only is it an away game against a side the calibre of Shelbourne, but up in Dublin it will be very difficult. They have the quality players like Keith Quinn and Jordan Keegan as well as the experience of Willo McDonagh, Philip Hand, Conor Murphy and Brian Gannon.“All these players have played in the Premier Division. Then they have the likes of Dylan Connolly, Jake Donnelly and Lee Desmond who are exciting young players who have come through their u-19s.”Harps conceded their first goal of the campaign last weekend in the 1-1 draw with ten man Galway United at Finn Park where they had to come from behind to grab a share of the spoils“Although we didn’t play well on Saturday, I was happy to get a point out of the game,” said Horgan. “This was especially so after we fell behind in the game. “There is still a lot of room for improvement especially in the concession of Galway goal. “Galway are a good side and have experienced players as well as many attacking options. They were similar to Waterford where we were slightly fortunate to pick up a point as well.“Galway sat deep with ten men and hit us on the break. It worked well for them, they have a lot of pace and Vinny Faherty held the ball up well and took his goal excellently. To be fair to our lads, they kept plugging away, didn’t get impatient and made our way back into game.”Harps will go into the game on Friday night without the services of three strikers. Kevin McHugh (hamstring), Sean McCarron (fractured cheek) and Ruairi Keating (suspended) are all missing. That means that Paul McVeigh, who came off the bench and scored the equaliser against Galway, is likely to start as the lone striker.Harps haven’t beaten Shels at Tolka Park since September 2007 when two goals from Shaun McGowan helped the visitors to a 2-1 victory. The last five games between the sides at Friday night’s venue have all resulted in victories for Shels.~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ TEAM NEWSSuspended: Ruairi Keating.Doubtful: None..Injured: Kevin McHugh (hamstring), Sean McCarron (fractured cheek). Form Guide (last six league games)Finn Harps: W-D-D-W-W-D (12 pts)Shelbourne: L-L-W-W-D-D (8 pts)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Last six away games v Shelbourne21-Sep-07 Shelbourne 1-2 Finn Harps (First Division)31-Jul-09 Shelbourne 2-1 Finn Harps (First Division)02-Apr-10 Shelbourne 1-0 Finn Harps (First Division)17-Sep-10 Shelbourne 3-1 Finn Harps (First Division)29-Apr-11 Shelbourne 1-0 Finn Harps (First Division)25-Oct-11 Shelbourne 4-0 Finn Harps (First Division)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Goalscorers 2014Pat McCann – 3Ruairi Keating – 2 (1 in League Cup)Keith Cowan – 1James Doherty – 1Michael Funston – 1Paul McVeigh – 1Carel Tiofack – 1Sean McCarron – 1 (in League Cup)~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Finn Harps Results 2014 (Finn Harps scorers in brackets)29-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 1-1 Galway FC (McVeigh)21-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 5-0 Cobh Ramblers (Doherty, Tiofack, McCann 2, Keating)16-Mar-2014 – Lg – Shamrock Rovers B 0-3 Finn Harps (Cowan, Funston, McCann)10-Mar-2014 – LC – Finn Harps 3-2 Cockhill Celtic (McCarron, O’Donnell o.g., Keating)07-Mar-2014 – Lg – Finn Harps 0-0 Waterford UnitedHARPS HOPING TO COME OUT OF THEIR ‘SHELS’ ON FRIDAY NIGHT was last modified: April 3rd, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dublinFin HarpsOllie HorganShelbourneTolka Parklast_img read more

JSE starts variance future trading

first_img24 July 2008South Africa’s JSE has listed and begun trading on the first ever variance future on the exchange, which, with increasing demand, could see the listing as a forerunner to an entirely new asset class at the exchange.According to the JSE – which claims to be at the forefront of developing world-class derivative instruments – a variance future is a complex derivative instrument used by asset managers, fund managers and hudge funds as a hedging and speculating tool against volatility.“We are very proud of this listing – to our knowledge, only two other exchanges are known to have listed this type of instrument, namely [the] Chicago Board Options Exchange and liffe (the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange),” JSE derivatives specialist Hannes Viljoen said in a statement this week.“With many other requests for variance futures, this listing is the first of a completely new asset class on the JSE.”Increased investment optionsIn an effort to offer its clients more investment options to choose from, the JSE also recently launched the Shariah Top 40 Index in partnership with the FTSE Group, allowing for interested investors – including South Africa’s 850 000-strong Muslim community – to invest in Shariah compliant companies.In July 2007, the JSE overtook the National Stock Exchange of India as the largest operator of single stock futures (SSF) market in the world, in terms of volumes of contracts traded. In terms of the value of trades, the JSE came in at sixth position, after the National Stock Exchange of India, the Euronext.liffe, Eurex, Borsa Italiana and MEFF.As South Africa’s only full service securities exchange, the JSE connects buyers and sellers in four different financial markets – equities, equity derivatives, agricultural derivatives and interest rate instruments (which are traded on the Yield-X platform).SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Business school to expand in Africa

first_imgThe world-class Stellenbosch BusinessSchool is to offer its top managementprogramme to three new African nations.(Image: stock.xchng) MEDIA CONTACTS • Marieke van RooyenUSB-ED Communications Manager27 21 918 4344Janine ErasmusThe highly regarded University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) is to offer its popular Management Development Programme in a further three African nations – students in Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe will soon be able to attend the course, along with their colleagues in South Africa, Botswana and Namibia.The Management Development Programme (MDP) is an initiative of the business school’s public executive development and training company, known as USB-ED.It is aimed at middle managers and equips them to more capably implement their companies’ strategic business objectives.Focusing not only on the essential business aspects, the programme also covers the more human elements of team dynamics, emotional intelligence, and leadership. The MDP may be tailored to suit the specific situations of companies.No previous tertiary qualification is required. Those who complete the course may go on to the Senior MDP, which is aimed at helping senior managers to work efficiently within a corporate environment.“Although the programme will be presented for the first time in these countries as an open programme,” said WIllemien Law of USB-ED, “we can also customise it to address specific needs of the private sector and those of governmental departments.”More than 300 people sign up for the MDP annually. It is due to roll out in Zimbabwe, Kenya and Ghana in August and September 2010 and will be offered twice in each country before the end of 2010.Registration is now open. Interested parties can go to the USB-ED website to download a registration form.Top business schoolThe Stellenbosch Business School is one of South Africa’s top rated executive education institutions.Starting with just 14 MBA students in 1964 – of which eight received their degrees two years later – and four full-time staff in 1970, the institution now boasts almost 1 000 MBA, masters and PhD graduates. Distinguished alumni include Vodacom CEO Pieter Uys and Ras Myburgh, CEO of Kumba Iron Ore.The USB is the only South African university business school to hold two international accreditations.In 2000 it received its first European Quality Improvement System (Equis) accreditation, becoming the first in Africa to reach this milestone. It followed this accomplishment with accreditation from the London-based Association of MBAs (AMBA) accreditation in 2002.The USB has entered into partnerships with highly regarded business schools in other countries, including the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, the University of Cologne, the Rotterdam School of Management, the ESCA School of Management in Morocco, and Singapore Management University.Students benefit through exchange programmes, an annual international study tour, joint research projects, and international cooperation on academic programmes.In 2008 the USB was named South Africa’s top business school by benchmarking organisation Professional Management Review (PMR.africa).Recently the USB came in 39th out of the world’s 100 leading business schools, according to the 2009-2010 edition of the Beyond Grey Pinstripes survey released by the Washington D.C.-based Aspen Institute. The USB was the only such institution on the African continent to make the grade.In May 2010 a new USB alumni association was established in East Africa.last_img read more

From Mumbai, NY

first_imgFrom the city of seven islands, Mumbai, to a city of five boroughs, New York, the journey has been magnificent in ways big and small. After coming to New York almost a year back, I realized I have lived this life forever. Little has changed for me since I came here. I still travel by a train and then wait for a bus. I do my grocery on the run, slog five days a week and long for a weekend with pleasant weather.  I hated the pigeons fluttering into to my second floor apartment terrace in Mumbai and I hate them on my 9th floor apartment terrace here. I detested the traffic in Mumbai and I do so here. I loathed the extreme weather in Mumbai and do so here. The trains are often delayed even here, much as they were in Mumbai.I went for the BOGO offers in Mumbai and do so here. I tired of long lines in stores and find them here as well. Weekends were — and continue to be — full of action and Sunday evenings a downer. I still experience the Monday morning blues. I drank chai on the street in a glass and now I buy my coffee off the street. The chai was normally accompanied by a vada pav (Bombay burger); here it’s a donut or bagel. In Mumbai, I used to instruct the chai wala to add ginger or cardamoms to my tea; here I instruct the store associate to add equal and a mocha shot to my iced latte. And after a few visits they both have my chai and coffee preferences down.I loved to shop the best brands in Mumbai and I do the same here. I traced the Times of India fashion trends and here I follow the New York Times fashion blog. I read Sydney Sheldon there and do so here … yes, where else, on the train! My fashionable matching footwear hurt me while walking in Mumbai and they ache here too.  Visiting Times Square every other week is as satisfying as visiting South Mumbai. I loved the Hard Rock Café in Mumbai and I love it here. I adore the Sunday flea market in Manhattan as much as I adored shopping on Linking Road. I still have more clothes, shoes, handbags and other accessories than my closet space can handle. My handbag still packs the same set of things — water bottle, food, lipstick, hair brush, train pass and lots of coins.I witnessed 26/11 in Mumbai and follow the annual memorials to 9/11 in New York. I come from a city where people don’t bother to look at each other in the daily rush to work to a city where people don’t smile except on weekends. But the wonderful residents of both cities — Christians, Hindus, Jews and Muslims alike —stood together in crisis like a close knit family.I feel I have lived here forever. I am a Mumbaikar in New York or a New Yorker from Mumbai. Same difference  Related Itemslast_img read more

NCAA Season 93’s Best 7: Week 6

first_imgWith the collegiate season in full swing, INQUIRER lists the week’s top seven performers in the ongoing NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament. From their game statistics to their overall impact in the outcomes, everything is weighed to come up with the best players from the week that was.ADVERTISEMENT Renzo Navarro. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netHis numbers may not be as stellar as the others in this list, but Renzo Navarro’s overall impact for San Sebastian has been undeniable late in the first round.Forging a deadly backcourt combination with senior Ryan Costelo and sniper RK Ilagan, the transferee has seen an uptick in his minutes and he has capitalized on the opportunities.Navarro’s biggest contributions this week for the Golden Stags was his flurry late in San Sebastian’s 75-73 thriller over EAC on Friday, dropping all five of his points in the final minute to tow his side to the win.7. Clint Doliguez – F, San Beda Red Lions11 points, 8 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 stealLast Week: N/AClint Doliguez. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s tough to pick a standout for San Beda, especially after that barnburner of a win against Perpetual on Thursday.But we’ll go with Clint Doliguez, who once again found a way to shine despite the overall ugly showing from his teammates.The 22-year-old has shown signs of potential through the course of the season, and his latest outing is no different.It may only be a matter of time before Doliguez establishes himself as a reliable rotational player for the Red Lions. Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 4. Rey Nambatac – G, Letran Knights19.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assistsLast Week: 4FILE PHOTO by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netRey Nambatac was the lone holdover from last week’s list.Nambatac’s double-double performance helped Letran rack up four straight wins to move up to the top four, but that streak could not topple the mighty Lyceum on Friday, 75-68.It shouldn’t come as a shock, too, that Nambatac was the focus of the Pirates’ defense, forcing the Knights to finish the first round with a 5-4 card.Luckily, Letran will have at least two weeks to assess things before gearing up for battle again in the second round.5. Jed Mendoza – G, JRU Heavy Bombers13.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.5 stealsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTey Teodoro may still be far from the playmaker coach Vergel Meneses is envisioning him to be, but Jed Mendoza has come to JRU’s rescue.The 21-year-old guard has taken the bull by the horn and has made the most of the opportunity given to him by his coach.Mendoza has been steady for the Heavy Bombers, doing it all to orchestrate the offense for his side, while also being a pesky on-ball defender.We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Things are just looking up for this budding JRU star.6. Renzo Navarro – G, San Sebastian Golden Stags9.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists (1-1)Last Week: N/A Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes PLAY LIST 01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next 1. Mike Nzeusseu – C, Lyceum Pirates13 points, 15 rebounds, 3 blocksLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s easy to look at Lyceum as a CJ Perez-centric team.But on Friday, Mike Nzeusseu reminded every one what makes the Pirates the most dangerous team in all the NCAA.Facing a Letran squad with a depleted frontline, the Cameroonian big man had a field day in the paint, imposing his presence to help Lyceum survive its toughest test yet and come away with the 75-68 win.The face that the Pirates came back from a 17-point deficit without coach Topex Robinson at the sidelines is proof enough how disciplined this team is.ADVERTISEMENT That’s why it’s no surprise that Lyceum is still flying high in the standings at 8-0.2. Ervin Grospe – F, JRU Heavy Bombers16.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assistsLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netA couple of wins go a long way, and for JRU, stringing its first winning streak of the tournament means going as high as third place in the penultimate week of the first round.What makes the Heavy Bombers tick? It’s undoubtedly the stability provided by Ervin Grospe to the squad, earning him praises from coach Vergel Meneses.But the veteran forward’s task still isn’t over, as JRU faces a tough draw against San Sebastian and Perpetual.However, if the Heavy Bombers pass this test, it shouldn’t be hard for them to break out of their roller coaster ride of a season, let alone a spot in the Final Four.3. Prince Eze – C, Perpetual Altas17.0 points, 19.0 rebounds, 4.0 blocksLast Week: N/APhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netLooking like the dominant Perpetual big men of old, Prince Eze is slowly earning his way among the ranks of his predecessors.With his consistent double-double showing, the Altas were able to snap out of their two-game losing skid with a 68-59 win over Arellano last Tuesday.Unfortunately, Perpetual needed more from him and his crew as the team lost to San Beda, 57-53 in its homecourt in an ugly and lowscoring game.There’s still positive signs, though, and if Eze could keep this up, coupled with the Altas marksmen hitting from their range, the Las Piñas-based crew could fully realize their potential as this season’s giant killers. 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