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first_imgEver have one of those dreams where it’s your final semester of college and you suddenly realize there is a class you never attended? Not only that, you can’t find the classroom? And you can’t find your professor to plead your case, which means you’ll probably never get your diploma?I betcha Stephen Curry doesn’t.Or just maybe …Our pals at TMZ Sports recently ran across Davidson College basketball coach Bob McKillop. They asked McKillop when Davidson is going to retire Curry’s jersey, No. …last_img


first_imgWhile South Africa is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, thousands of people choose to settle in the country each year. For many, the quality of life, the climate and the business opportunities on offer, make it an attractive place to live and to prosper.(Image: Department of Home Affairs)Note: This article is currently under review as the regulations covering immigration and visas have been changed. In the meantime, please visit the Department of Home Affairs at www.dha.gov.za for more information.Brand South Africa reporterRead more:South Africa tightens immigration rulesSouth Africa opens new visa facilitation centresSouth Africa to enforce new regulations on travelling with kidsThe country limits the number of immigrants each year. This, according to the government, is to protect work opportunities for the country’s vast reserve of unskilled and semi-skilled workers. In line with international trends, potential immigrants who fall into the unskilled and semi-skilled categories will normally not be accepted as an immigrant worker in the country.Those wishing to immigrate to South Africa should also be committed to it, the government says, and be prepared to share their skills and expertise: “South Africa cannot afford to grant permanent residence permits to persons who are not seriously committed to settle in the [country] permanently and to investing their skills, assets, knowledge and experience for the benefit of themselves and the people of South Africa.“One of the most important aspects of immigration control is therefore that a visible connection be maintained between foreigners working in the [country] and the training of South African nationals.”Immigration trendsInternational population movements, influenced as they are by a variety of socioeconomic, political, environmental and other factors, are complex to measure. There are, in fact, no official figures available on the total number of foreign residents in South Africa.However, figures from South Africa’s 2011 Census suggest that 3.3% — or about 1.7-million — of the country’s 51.7-million population are “non-South African” citizens. According to AfricaCheck, data collated by the World Bank and the United Nations also suggests a migrant population of about 1.86- million people.A report by Statistics South Africa on immigration statistics drawn from Home Affairs data shows that 1 283 permanent residence permits were issued in 2012. About half of the issued permits were acquired using the relatives’ category status, while only 50 or 4% used refugee status.Nationals from Zimbabwe (20%), the UK (11%), Congo (7%), China (7%), India (6%), Germany (5%), Nigeria (5%) and DRC (3%) made up almost 64% the recipients of permanent residence permits.Emigration trendsWhile reasons for emigration are varied, and unique to individuals, many choose to settle in more developed countries in Europe or North America, where the earning potential for skilled labour tends to be higher.The exodus of skills from the country have affected the IT industry, the scientific and medical professions, including nursing, as well as teaching.The downfall of the so-called “brain drain” is a shortage of skilled labour at home. Yet the skills shortfalls are opportunities for some – providing business and work opportunities for a fresh wave of immigrants, and focusing skills development initiatives, as well as guiding tertiary education decisions at home.Statistics South Africa no longer collects information on emigration. However, data from the Organisation of Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) quoted by Politicsweb in 2012 show 588 388 South African emigrants aged 15 or over were living in OECD countries in 2010.The countries with the highest numbers of individuals born in South Africa are, in descending order: the United Kingdom, Australia, the United States, New Zealand, and Canada.A study released in 2014 by workforce management company Adcorp showed that nearly 359 000 “high skilled South Africans” have returned home from overseas assignments since the global financial crisis of 2008-9.“This is a sizeable number, representing 18% of the total pool of managers and professionals in South Africa and 12% of the total pool of graduates,” Adcorp said in a statement.Read more: Skills ‘flowing back into South Africa’Exceptional peopleEbrahim Ebrahim, the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, told the South African diaspora in Perth Australia in November 2013 that South Africans – no matter where they resided – could still be a part of South Africa’s growth and development.Brand South Africa’s Global South Africans programme believes South African expats “can be priceless resource for our country – your country – as we strive compete and win in the global economy”, he said.“Brand South Africa’s US country manager has done some research on America’s South African born population. It currently numbers around 85 000. Its household income is roughly double the US national median, likewise the value of the houses it lives in.“South Africans in the US are also vastly better educated than the general population and much more likely to have advanced degrees. Overall, Brand South Africa estimates, the net worth of South Africans living in America is around $13-billion.”Ebrahim said one of the most valuable contributions any Global South could make was to speak well and proudly of the country and to be living proof of the caliber of people South Africa produces.Read the deputy minister’s speech in fullVisit the Global South Africans website Source: Department of Home Affairs, Department of International Relations and CooperationWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more


first_imgGeocachers otco, gsilberbestlife, kulhalGeocachers kulhal and otco  recently embarked on a journey to locate the last cache in a vanishing series. The duo traveled half way around the world to claim a “found it” on the final active cache in the Project A.P.E. cache series. To many geocachers, the Project A.P.E. caches ring a nostalgic bell.The A.P.E. cache series was established in May of 2001. The promotion was for the film Planet of the Apes. Thirteen different A.P.E. caches, each with props from the movie and a story that tied into the movie, were hidden all over the world. Those who found the caches received a unique icon.All that is left of the highly sought series is a single, active cache hidden deep in the tropical jungles of Brazil. Mission 4: Southern Bowl  is now the last obtainable A.P.E. cache. The remainder of the geocaches in the series have been archived. The final cache has been logged less than 40 times.Project A.P.E. Cache Iconkulhal and otco met up with Brazilian cacher, gsilberbestlife, when they arrived. According to kulhal, the excitement of discovering the last of the vanishing series only heightened the caching crew’s sense of adventure.Early one morning, otco, gsilberbestlife, and kulhal piled into their rental car and drove 300 km outside of Sao Paulo, Brazil. They arrived at Intervales State Park, the supposed location of the lone standing A.P.E. cache. Along the way, the cachers were surprised to find that many locals were unaware of the park’s existence. This further motivated them to discover the rarely visited cache.According to kulhal, experiencing the beauty of the park was just as much of an adventure as discovering the cache, “I equally appreciated the fact that the cache brought me to a place that I would have never visited otherwise. I experienced a wonderful part of the world and saw nature so different from what I know from home.”The roads through IntervalesUsing a sketchy GPS signal to navigate windy, unmarked dirt roads, the cachers were able to drive within 100 meters of the cache. Now only a few minor obstacles stood between the cachers and the final A.P.E. cache. Wild animals, jungle-like terrain, and a lack of a trail map couldn’t stop these cachers.Otco, gsilberbestlife, and kulhal discovered the cache successfully, noting that, “The beauty of this cache is something else.”  Kulhal stated, “I had a feeling that I was touching a piece of geocaching history and for that it was a special moment.”It’s a special moment geocachers may continue to share. There have been more logs in the past 2 years than in the nine years after the cache was placed. And because this is the final A.P.E. cache, it is likely that an increasing number of geocachers will be traveling to Brazil. Located in a new exotic setting, the Mission 4: Southern Bowl is an opportunity for geocachers to discover a significant cache.Waterfall in Intervales State ParkThe story doesn’t end here. For more information on kulhal, otco, and gsilberbestlife’s adventure, check out their Czech language blog.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedMission to Log the Last of a Vanishing Geocache SeriesJune 15, 2012In “Community”Geocaching Evolution – The Themed Multi-CacheSeptember 2, 2010In “Community”Geocaching Bucket List: Greatest Hits EditionMarch 6, 2016In “Community”last_img read more


first_imgHONG KONG EASTERN 92 – Standhardinger 26, Elliott 25, Lamb 23, Moss 10, Xu 4, Lee 2, Tang 2, Wu 0, Lau 0.TANDUAY ALAB PILIPINAS 89 – Okosa 28, Parks 17, Johnson 17, Urbiztondo 14, Sumalinog 9, Domingo 2, Maierhofer 2, Hontiveros 0, Raymundo 0, Celiz 0, Javelona 0.Quarters: 24-18, 54-43, 73-68, 92-89. Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH ‘Quick adjustment’ for returning Blatche Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:10Hong Kong’s leader rejects ‘police state’ label01:44Opposition heckles lead Hong Kong leader to abandon policy speech01:37Protesters 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 Read Next Josh Urbiztondo had one last shot to force overtime, but he missed a desperation three from halfcourt at the buzzer.The Fil-German forward topped Hong Kong Eastern with 26 points, 14 rebounds, four assists, and two steals.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutReigning ASEAN World MVP Marcus Elliott posted a near triple-double with 25 markers, nine dimes, and eight boards, while ASEAN Heritage MVP Tyler Lamb tallied 23 points on 3-of-6 shooting from threes that went with three assists and two rebounds.It was a gallant stand for the rejigged Alab crew, which fought back from 15 points down, 63-48, in the third quarter and even took a 74-73 lead with 8:07 remaining in the payoff period after Bobby Ray Parks Jr. completed a three-point play. MOST READ CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 CONTRIBUTED PHOTODefending champion Hong Kong Eastern Sports Club proved to be the steadier team in the endgame as they held off Tanduay Alab Pilipinas, 92-89, in the 2017-2018 ASEAN Basketball League Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.Christian Standhardinger showed why he is indeed one of the biggest recruits this year, scoring the final four baskets, the last of which an undergoal stab with 5.3 seconds to spare to hold off the Philippine side in his ABL debut.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LATEST STORIES Hong Kong, though, answered back with a 9-0 run to bring the lead back to eight, 82-74 with 5:45 left, as Standhardinger finished off the game and halt Alab’s late comeback bid.Reggie Okosa carried Alab Pilipinas with 28 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks, while Parks came alive after a listless first half and poured in 16 of his 17 markers in the last two quarters.Ivan Johnson got 17 points, 15 boards, three dimes, and two steals before fouling out with 3:23 remaining in the game.Tanduay Alab Pilipinas returns to action on November 29 against Singapore Slingers at Sta. Rosa Multi-Purpose Complex in Sta. Rosa, Laguna.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more


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first_imgIslamabad: A fire broke out at Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office here on Monday, according to a media report. The fire broke out on the sixth floor of the building and Prime Minister Imran Khan was reportedly one floor below in a meeting, the Express Tribune reported. The PMO was evacuated after the fire broke out. The fire had been contained and a police official said an electrical short circuit may have caused the incident, the daily reported. Speaking to the media, the PM’s spokesperson said they have no knowledge of any important documents being destroyed by the fire. We will be able to provide further information after a complete investigation of the incident, the spokesperson added further, saying they could not yet comment with certainty on the cause of the fire.last_img read more


Derrick Rose tweaked his right knee during Friday night’s 98-95 loss to the Portland Trailblazers in Portland.The Chicago Bulls star, who sat out last season following surgery on his left knee, drove to the basket anticipating a pass from teammate Joakim Noah, which was picked off. On his way back on defense, Rose’s  right knee buckled.  He limped off the court and did return to the game.He appeared in pain as he limped to the sideline and was checked by team trainers on the bench for several minutes before being assisted to the locker room.Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau said he was concerned about Rose’s health and said he would undergo an MRI on Saturday.“He has pain and it felt like he couldn’t push off his right knee,” said Thibodeau, who balked at speculating any further on the extent of the injury.Rose led the Bulls with 20 points, five rebounds and three assists before leaving the game late in the third quarter. read more


first_imgThe All India Football Federation (AIFF) have announced they’ve accepted Stephen Constantine’s resignationThe English coach had been in charge of India for the last four years in what was his second spell with the national team.But a 1-0 defeat to Bahrain on Monday ended India’s hopes of reaching the knockout stages of the Asian Cup for the first time in their history after Jamal Rashed’s injury-time penalty.The result left India eliminated by finishing bottom of Group A with Constantine announcing his resignation to the press afterwards.“We haven’t received any official communication from him yet but we accept his decision and thank him for his contribution to Indian football,” read a statement from the AIFF General Secretary, Kushal Das, on Twitter.AIFF wants to change the face of Indian football Manuel R. Medina – August 7, 2019 The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is working closely with FIFA in order to fix the state of football in the country that has two first division football leagues.“Mr Stephen Constantine has announced his resignation as the Head Coach of the Indian National Team.“We haven’t received any official communication from him yet but we accept his decision and thank him for his contribution to Indian football.”Mr. @StephenConstan has announced his resignation as the Head Coach of the Indian National Team. We haven’t received any official communication from him yet but we accept his decision & thank him for his contribution to #Indianfootball: Mr. Kushal Das, General Secretary, AIFF pic.twitter.com/S792tJ6r1h— Indian Football Team (@IndianFootball) January 14, 2019last_img read more


first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, November 4, 2017 – Philadelphia – United By Blue (UBB), the sustainable outdoor apparel and lifestyle brand with a mission to remove a pound of trash from the earth’s oceans and waterways for every product sold, is announcing their second annual Blue Friday event.   The Black Friday alternative is UBB’s nationwide initiative to encourage individuals to get outside for one hour to perform a DIY cleanup in their neighborhood or local park in lieu of Black Friday shopping.“I love the simplicity of cleanups.   On a day usually filled with complicated travel plans or frantic shopping, it’s especially important to schedule quiet time,” says Kelly Offner, United By Blue’s Director of Cleanups.   “This Blue Friday, we’re asking our customers and volunteers to come together as a community to serve the environment.”Last year, UBB announced their inaugural Blue Friday campaign with great success.   This year, UBB has decided to multiply their efforts tenfold with plans to distribute 3,000 cleanup kits across the country.   Each kit will include a pair of gloves, two trash bags (one for recycling and one for the landfill), a quick cleanup how-to guide, and a #bluemovement bandana made with 100% organic cotton.Sales and cleanups have always gone hand-in-hand at UBB (the company hosted their first cleanup the same week they sold their first T-shirt), and Blue Friday aligns perfectly with that mindset.   Since its founding in 2010, United By Blue has removed 1,046,530 pounds of trash from the world’s oceans and waterways through company-organized cleanups.   The company has hosted 207 cleanups in 27 states and Canada.Instead of writing checks or accepting donations, United By Blue rallies their team, partners, and volunteers to pick up plastic bottles, tires, even the occasional abandoned truck from rivers, streams, and waterways.   While Blue Friday will not count toward United By Blue’s mission to remove a pound of trash toward every product sold, the team is excited to show customers that it doesn’t take much more than a trash bag, a pair of gloves, and a little time to make a big impact on our oceans and waterways.“We care about more than just the dollars. We care about our oceans and have a sincere desire to leave the world better than we inherited it,” says United By Blue’s CEO and founder, Brian Linton.   “The outpour of support we’ve received for Blue Friday makes it even clearer that we all have the power to make a measurable impact.”UBB is also working with 20 outdoor retailers, who will distribute 500 cleanup kits in stores nationwide.Those interested in participating can go to unitedbyblue.com/bluefriday to purchase a cleanup kit ($5 with free shipping) and register their cleanup location.   United By Blue will also be collecting Blue Friday cleanup stats and rewarding one lucky trash picker with a $550 prize pack.   Cleanup kits must be ordered by 11/20 to ensure delivery before Blue Friday.“I can’t wait to watch the Blue Movement spread across the country as volunteers use our kits to restore their local waterways to their most pristine and natural state,” says Offner.Release: United By Blue Related Items:last_img read more


first_img May 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Memorial Day Weekend gas tips 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) – Three point three million southern Californians will travel this holiday weekend and more than 80-percent will be hitting the roads.Doug Shupe from the Auto Club of Southern California joined KUSI News to discuss holiday gas trips and travel safety to help us navigate through the weekend. Posted: May 24, 2019 KUSI Newsroom Categories: Local San Diego News, Traffic & Accidents, Trending FacebookTwitterlast_img read more