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Find options hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLife Exact BrazilGrace Jones Is Now 72 Years Old, This Is Her NowLife Exact Brazil|SponsoredSponsoredUndo熱門話題不要被酵素騙了！在萬寧賣的「這個」直接針對脂肪…熱門話題|SponsoredSponsoredUndoGoGoPeak10 Most Beautiful Cities You Should Visit Once In Your LifetimeGoGoPeak|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAlphaCuteOprah’s New House Cost $90 Million, And This Is What It Looks LikeAlphaCute|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Post by Dylan Jack Frans Steyn ‘ 2062 96 BuzzAura16 Cancer Causing Foods You Probably Eat Every DayBuzzAura|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Posted in Bulls, Cheetahs, Columns, Dylan Jack, Sharks, Super Rugby, Top headlines ‘ ‘ SARugbymag.co.za looks at five players who stood out in the opening weekend of South Africa’s domestic Super Rugby Unlocked.Sikhumbuzo Notshe (Sharks)After a quiet game, by his standards, in the Super Fan Saturday loss to the Vodacom Bulls, Notshe was back to his best against the Lions, putting in a man-of-the-match display to help the Sharks start their campaign with a win.As expected, Notshe was tireless with ball in hand, playing the full 80 minutes and making 68 metres from six carries – the most of any player involved in the match – while he also beat two defenders, made two linebreaks and offloaded once.On defence, Notshe completed all seven his attempted tackles and won a turnover as the Sharks were forced to defend their lead with the Lions growing in confidence on attack.Notshe’s loose-forward partner and former Junior Springbok captain, Phendulani Buthelezi, also shone for the Sharks, making 49m from seven carries and playing a role in their only try of the match, while debutant Manie Libbok was as safe as houses under the high ball at fullback and beat five defenders.ALSO READ: Jantjies rues missed chancesFrans Steyn (Cheetahs)In his long-awaited official debut for the Cheetahs, Steyn brought everything that spectators would have wanted from the Springbok veteran.In an influential performance Steyn was not only a sheer physical presence in the Cheetahs midfield, but also freed others up on his outside as the Cheetahs scored eight tries against the Pumas.Steyn also used his trademark cannon boot to good effect, putting in a number of long-range clearances, but also brought a subtle element to that with a couple of well-placed grubbers to keep the Pumas on the back foot.In total, on attack, Steyn made nine carries for 18m, beating three defenders while he also made 11 passes and assisted two tries.A nod also needs to go to the Cheetahs back three of Clayton Blommetjies, Malcolm Jaer – scorer a memorable hat-trick – and Rosko Specman, who exploited every bit of space afforded them.In his return to the Cheetahs, Specman made a massive total of 154m from nine carries, making three linebreaks and he too could have had a hat-trick but unselfishly gave one of his three try-scoring opportunities to captain Ruan Pienaar.ALSO READ: Cheetahs cruise past PumasNeil Maritz (Pumas)In a game where the Pumas largely struggled, Maritz was one of the few players who gave their fans anything to shout about.The 26-year-old former Sharks wing came to life in the second half as the Pumas looked to put some respect on the scoreline. He was one of the few genuine threats that the Cheetahs faced, even though the game was done and dusted by that stage.Maritz, who has a sevens contract for 2021 and 2022, made 39m from five carries and beat a total of six defenders (the most of any play in round one) and got a deserved try when he sliced through the Cheetahs defence in the final minute of play.SAFFAS ABROAD: Boks excel in Top 14Marco van Staden (Vodacom Bulls)The Bulls were largely disappointing despite their opening victory over Griquas and were flattered by scoring 30 points. There was an expectation that Jake White’s team would run away with the match, until they were met by an agressive Griquas defence which enabled the men from Kimberley to build a foundation from which they twice led in the match.As White pointed out in his post-match media conference, the Bulls decided to change tactics at half time and opt for a more direct approach in the second half. This was where Van Staden shone as he brought a robustness to the Bulls’ play.The three-capped Springbok flank made a total of 13 carries – more than any other Bulls player – and beat five defenders, making a total of 33m. On defence, he missed none of his nine tackles and won a turnover for his side.It was a performance that was similar to Francois Louw at his best. With a Louw-sized hole in the Springbok squad – following the veteran’s retirement from all rugby this year – Van Staden showed that he can be an apt replacement if he can build on this performance.SAFFAS ABROAD: Coetzee continues excellent PRO14 formZak Burger (Griquas)Easily identifiable by his throwback mullet, Burger was at the heart of everything good that Griquas did against the Bulls and was deservedly named man of the match despite ending up on the losing side.The 22-year-old former Junior Bok and Sharks player played the full 80 minutes and was quick to the breakdown, ensuring Griquas made the most of their possession at Loftus.On attack, Burger made 44 passes, but was also a threat around the fringes, making six carries and one clean break. On defence, Burger completed six of his 10 tackle attempts and was one of a number of Griquas players to win a turnovers as they flooded the breakdown.Photo: Frikkie Kapp/Gallo Images Five one-cap Boks that could still represent South AfricaSA Rugby MagUndo ‘ Published on October 12, 2020
The days of an all-volunteer ambulance service in rural North Dakota towns may be numbered. The legislature’s Public Safety and Transportation Committee met in Bottineau today and talked about ways to support local amubulance services with grants and state funds. The Mohall Ambulance Service has been testing out a new forumla for a few years. It pays staff to provide coverage during daytime hours and relies on volunteers for other times. That way, people who work during the day can still volunteer with less likelyhood of being pulled from their jobs. (Diane Witteman, Mohall Ambulance Service) “A lot of the smaller services with the numbers of volunteers becoming less, they’re going to be struggling. We still need those ambulance services out there because of our rural areas.” (Sen. David O’Connell, Committee Chairman) “It’s been going over good with these grants and help from the state. We have a bill draft here today we’ll be looking at and I think it’s going to be a good program. The committee also discussed technology upgrades for emergency agencies, and the outlook for federal highway construction money. It will report to the next legislative session that begins in January.
With 5:35 left in the game, Gophers quarterback Zack Annexstad found Bateman for a 7-yard score, which made it 41-31. Iowa scored again on the next possession, this time on a 2-yard run by Mekhi Sargent, which effectively ended the game.Iowa rode the arm of Stanley, who attacked a Gophers’ defense that has struggled to adjust to life without safety Antoine Winfield Jr. He finished with a season high of 314 passing yards and four touchdowns. When asked what went wrong in the passing defense, head coach P.J. Fleck said, “A lot.” He attributed some of it to blown coverage, which led to a 60-yard touchdown pass that Iowa converted in the first quarter to extend their lead to 14-0. Annexstad had a better day than his stats may indicate. Although he threw three interceptions, two came when he was trying to make a huge comeback in the game’s final minutes. When asked if Annexstad threw too many deep balls, Fleck said he didn’t throw enough.“No, we didn’t go deep too many times. That was a direct order,” Fleck said. “When we got down, it would’ve been too hard to meticulously march down the field 12 plays at a time and be perfect. … We had to generate big plays.” The Gophers stayed within striking distance due to some timely turnovers. Both of Iowa’s turnovers occurred deep within their own zone and gave the Gophers a great field position — Minnesota was able to score a touchdown on both occasions. “We need some more of those,” Fleck said. “We have to find ways to generate takeaways synthetically and authentically.” The Gophers will look to rebound next week as they travel to Ohio State (6-0) to take on the undefeated Buckeyes. Minnesota is no match for Iowa’s offense in homecoming gameMinnesota couldn’t overcome Iowa’s hot start, as the Hawkeyes were up 14-0 within the first 10 minutes.Tony SaundersWide receiver Tyler Johnson is tackled after a long run on Saturday, Oct. 6 at TCF Bank Stadium. The Hawkeyes defeated the Gophers 48-31. Paul HodowanicOctober 6, 2018Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintThe Iowa Hawkeyes (4-1, 1-1) defeated the Minnesota Gophers (3-2, 0-2) 48-31 on Saturday, which secured Iowa’s fourth consecutive win against Minnesota and another year with the coveted Floyd of Rosedale trophy.Iowa started the game with authority, scoring on their first two drives and holding Minnesota to -10 yards on six plays as they jumped out to an early 14-0 lead. Iowa quarterback Nate Stanley had 108 yards and two touchdowns in the first quarter to fuel the blistering start. The Gophers rebounded after their sleepy start with a touchdown drive of their own, highlighted by an athletic 34-yard catch by freshman Chris Autman-Bell that set the Gophers up. A few plays later, fellow freshman wide receiver Rashod Bateman hauled in a 3-yard jump ball for a touchdown, cutting the Iowa lead to 14-7. However, that was the closest Minnesota would get, as they were never able to cut the Iowa lead below seven. Iowa quickly answered back to make the score 21-7 in what would become the theme of the game. The Gophers made several key momentum plays that seemingly had them on the edge of a comeback, but Iowa stayed resilient and fended them off.With 8:52 remaining in the third quarter and Minnesota down 31-17, Carter Coughlin blasted off the edge and strip sacked Stanley. As a result, the Gophers started with the ball at Iowa’s 3-yard line. Seth Green punched it in a few plays later, again putting the Gophers within seven. “They were having trouble with my speed rush throughout the game, so I figured I’d hit them with that,” Coughlin said.The play gave the team a jolt of momentum, but Iowa responded. On the ensuing kickoff, Iowa wide receiver Ihmir Smith-Marsette returned the ball 49 yards to set up the Hawkeyes with strong field position. Iowa took advantage of the short field and scored on a 5-yard touchdown reception to TE Noah Fant just nine plays later, making it a 14-point deficit once again.
English Premier League clubside Leicester City have signed on Frenchman Claude Puel as their new manager on a three-year deal.Former Southampton boss Puel replaced Craig Shakespeare who was sacked last week with Leicester, the 2016 English champions, third-bottom of the table.“It’s a great privilege to become the new manager of Leicester City – a club whose values and ambitions are closely aligned to my own,” the 56-year-old Puel said on Leicester’s website.“The opportunity to help the club build on its remarkable recent achievements is a truly exciting one and I’m looking forward to working with the owners, players, staff and supporters to deliver further lasting success.”Leicester, who followed their title-winning campaign with a 12th-place finish last season, said assistant manager Michael Appleton would remain in his role.He had stood in for two games since Shakespeare’s sacking and won both.Vice-chairman Aiyawatt Srivaddhanaprabha described Puel as “a perfect fit”.“Upon meeting Claude, his attention to detail, knowledge of our squad, understanding of our potential and his vision to help us realise it were extremely impressive,” he said.“He quickly emerged as the outstanding candidate and I am delighted we will have the opportunity to reinforce our long-term vision, aided significantly by his expertise.”Puel, who previously managed AS Monaco, Lille, Olympique Lyonnais and Nice, led Southampton to eighth in the Premier League last season.His performance at Southampton was in spite of losing a number of key players in high-profile transfers.He also guided them to the League Cup final where they lost 3-2 to Manchester United.But he was sacked after a poor finish to a campaign during which Southampton scored only 41 goals in 38 league games.Shakespeare was appointed Leicester manager in March following the dismissal of Italian Claudio Ranieri nine months after he led the team to their first-ever English top-flight title.Leicester are 14th in the Premier League and host Everton in Puel’s first game in charge on Sunday.
Related Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Klutch Sports Group(CLEVELAND) — Khloe Kardashian has given birth to a baby girl, a source confirmed to E! News.It’s the first child for the 33-year-old reality star. No other details were immediately available.The happy news comes amid reports that the baby’s father, Cleveland Cavaliers player Tristan Thompson, has been cheating on Khloe. Thompson is also dad to a 16-month-old son, Prince Oliver, from a previous relationship.Sources tells The Blast that Thompson was present for the birth, as were members of the Kardashian clan.Khloe announced her pregnancy back in December, after months of media speculation.“My greatest dream realized! We are having a baby!” she wrote on Instagram at the time. “I had been waiting and wondering but God had a plan all along. He knew what He was doing. I simply had to trust in Him and be patient. I still at times can’t believe that our love created life!”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico
SORRY The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade latest RANKED BEST OF Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion 2 Is it the best Siiiiiiiii ever ?Is it ? @Cristiano pic.twitter.com/IZ6RStIATL— Yasser (@Yass3r_1) January 16, 2019 Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Most Read in Football revealed 2 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The game, held at the King Abdullah Sports City in Saudi Arabia, was a long way from home for both sides.However, fans could have been forgiven for thinking it was held in Ronaldo’s native Madeira judging by the incredible reaction the superstar got in Jeddah.As the former Real Madrid forward headed home Miralem Pjanic’s cross, he set off to perform his custom celebration.His catchphrase of shouting ‘Siii!’ has become synonymous with fans and the partisan Saudi crowd were no different. scrap As their idol leapt in to the air and performed his traditional celebration, the entire stadium shouted at the same.Check out the spine-tingling result below! The footage from the stadium is truly incredible REVEALED gameday cracker Cristiano Ronaldo truly is the definition of an international superstar.The 33-year-old showcased superhuman reflexes and ability to head home in the Suppercoppa Italia to give Juventus a 1-0 win over AC Milan. Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos The 33-year-old claimed yet another trophy Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won
Donegal Deputy Pearse Doherty has reiterated his call for management and workers of Rapid Action Packaging in Gweedore to negotiate a solution to avoid the upcoming strike.Members of the SIPTU union at the RAP packaging factory are to launch planned strike action for 16 hours on September 24th in relation to a dispute concerning recognition of the workers’ union for collective bargaining purposes.Sinn Fein Deputy Doherty said both sides should agree to come to the negotiating table: Deputy Doherty said: “The RAP packaging factory is of course a very important source of employment here in West Donegal and the Donegal Gaeltacht as a whole and the skills and expertise of its workers prove that companies can establish very successful bases in the region.“As I said last month, it’s unfortunate that this ongoing dispute has escalated to the point that workers represented by SIPTU voted overwhelming in favour of taking strike action which has been announced for 24th September as part of a 16 hour work stoppage with pickets to be staged at its premise on the day.“However, this decision was not one which was taken lightly by staff and clearly management’s refusal to recognize their right as workers to union representations for the purpose of collective bargaining is a major aggravating factor here.“This decision by management goes against a recent Labour Court recommendation, and is particularly difficult to comprehend when you consider that the company’s own handbook outlines that determinations made by the State’s industrial relations mechanism will be adhered to by the firm. “In official correspondence from SIPTU to management the Union has again outlined that it is prepared and willing to sit down with them to discuss the outstanding issues with a view to resolving same.“I therefore think it’s important for me, as a Public Representative and local T.D. to once again voice encouragement for both Union Reps and company management to come to the negotiating table and thrash out a mutually agreeable solution and which would be in the interest of both sides to accommodate.“Similarly, I again want to take this opportunity to press upon Údarás na Gaeltachta, as a body which has provided many supports to RAP over the years, to play a role and do its part to enable and encourage both sides to enter into negotiations.”Call for both sides in RAP dispute to come together to avoid industrial action was last modified: September 10th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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)
Flowers growing in the Drakensberg’s Injasuthi nature reserve. (Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) The UN has declared 2010 the International Year of Biodiversity (IYB), and South Africa, with its wealth of natural treasures, is set to mark the event along with the rest of the world.The year-long celebration of the variety of life on earth is driven by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), under the slogan Biodiversity is life, Biodiversity is our life.The CBD, a global plan to tackle important issues facing biodiversity, entered into force in December 1993. The secretariat exists to facilitate meetings of the parties to the CBD and to coordinate with relevant international bodies.South Africa became a signatory to this important convention in 1993, and a party in 1995. The country has since ratified the instrument, which means that it has been approved by Parliament and is now binding.The 10th conference of the parties, known as COP 10, takes place in Nagoya, Japan, in October 2010.The IYB will be officially launched in Berlin on 11 January under the auspices of Germany’s Federal Environment Ministry.Its goals are to raise awareness of the importance of conservation and threats facing natural life, promote understanding of the economic value of biodiversity, encourage organisations and individuals to step up their conservation activities, celebrate achievements, and to forge an effective plan going forward from 2010.Global extinction crisisThe CBD has stated that global biodiversity is in the throes of the greatest extinction crisis since the demise of dinosaurs 65-million years ago.Some experts estimate that precious species are disappearing at up to 1 000 times the natural extinction rate, and worse, the CBD predicts a dramatic rise in the already-frightening rate. Current trends show that around 34 000 plant and 5 200 animal species face extinction at this moment, and that 66% of ecosystems around the world are approaching ruin. Now is the time to act.The IYB also coincides with the 2010 Biodiversity Target, an international conservation agreement to significantly reduce the global biodiversity drain due to often-irresponsible human activity. The target was first adopted by the EU in June 1991 and later confirmed at the World Summit on Sustainable Development held in Johannesburg in 2002.Announcing the IYB, executive secretary of the CBD, Ahmed Djoghlaf, said not one country had met the terms of the target, which were to achieve, by 2010, “a significant reduction of the current rate of biodiversity loss at the global, regional and national level as a contribution to poverty alleviation and to the benefit of all life on earth”.The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s Countdown 2010 branch has brought together around 1 000 participants – representing governments, civil society and corporations – to work towards achieving the 2010 biodiversity target.Celebrating our biodiversityAlthough South Africa covers just 2% of the world’s surface area, it is home to nearly 10% of all the world’s plants, which amounts to 24 000 species. About 7% of the world’s vertebrates and 5.5% of all known insects also call the country home, making it a biodiversity treasure trove.Within its borders lie three internationally renowned biodiversity hotspots. These are the magnificent Cape Floral Kingdom, the Succulent Karoo – which flows into Namibia, and the Maputaland-Pondoland-Albany region. Maputaland-Pondoland is shared with Mozambique and Swaziland.South Africa is also famed for its marine biodiversity. About 11 000 species – some 15% of the global total – dwell in South African waters, with 3 496 species, or over 25%, endemic to the country. South Africa is the fifth richest country in Africa and 24th in the world in terms of the number of mammal, birds, amphibians and reptiles that are native to her soil.The South African government is well aware of the immense value of the country’s biodiversity, and between 2003 and 2005 developed and implemented a National Biodiversity Strategy and Action Plan. This document, overseen by the national Department of Environmental Affairs, identified nine areas for conservation priority and also laid out steps to conserve freshwater, estuarine and marine ecosystems.The country’s Biodiversity Act was signed into law in 2004 by then-president Thabo Mbeki, providing biodiversity protection at the highest level. Among others, the act calls for full environmental impact assessments before the development of any genetically modified organisms, and also permits communities to benefit from any profits gained through exploitation of natural materials, such as medicinal plants, that involve their indigenous knowledge.Raising awarenessIn addition to the numerous environment-aware celebrations in South Africa each year, the country is hosting the Biodiversity Expo 2010, a gathering which will explore the work currently being done in that field, and establish what more needs to be done.South Africans are encouraged to attend, if possible, and to broaden their knowledge of biodiversity, perhaps even becoming involved on a volunteer or career basis.The expo takes place from 25-28 March 2010 at the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden in Newlands, Cape Town. This well-known research institute and tourist drawcard is part of the South African National Biodiversity Institute.South Africa will mark the following environment-related events in 2010:• World Wetlands Day (2 February);• National Water Week (15-19 March);• World Water Day (22 March);• Earth Hour (27 March);• Earth Day (22 April);• International Day for Biodiversity (22 May);• World Environment Week (31 May-14 June);• World Environment Day (5 June);• Arbour Week (1-7 September);• International Day for the Preservation of the Ozone Layer (16 September);• Marine Week (11-15 October);• National Bird Week (22-26 November).Football stars support biodiversityThe UN Environmental Programme has teamed up with sportswear manufacturer Puma in an IYB campaign to support Africa’s vulnerable plants and animals, and raise awareness of the year-long event among football fans.Play for Life sees 12 Puma-sponsored African teams adopting a unique continental football strip known as the Africa Unity Kit, as their official third kit. They are Ghana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Mozambique, Togo, Tunisia, Senegal, Morocco and Namibia.The 12 teams will also wear the Fifa-approved strip during friendly games in the build-up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup, which kicks off on 11 June in Johannesburg.The Africa Unity Kit debuts at the 2010 African Cup of Nations football tournament in Angola between 10 and 31 January. All profits from worldwide sales of the replica kit will support biodiversity programmes in Africa. Besides the kit, other items such as Unity t-shirts and lacelets – collectable shoe laces featuring patterns from leading American artist Kehinde Wiley – are available.“In 2010, Africa will be at the centre of the footballing world. The Play for Life campaign and the release of the Africa Unity Kit is a powerful statement for Puma,” said the company’s CEO Jochen Zeitz.“Puma is creating a unique kit embracing the diversity of African teams while valuing the unity of players and supporters towards a common goal – raising both awareness and funds through the sale of our Unity products,” he said.
28 July 2011 Sustaining a successful business through diversification and creativity was the focus of the recent Brand South Africa stakeholder summit in Polokwane, Limpopo province. Initiated by the International Marketing Council (IMC) of South Africa and taking place in each of the nine provinces, the summits aim to increase provincial participation in the nation-branding effort and encourage active citizenship – which, in turn, will help position the country as a top investment and tourism destination. Each summit presents South Africans who, through their work and community initiatives, are already active ambassadors for the country. These individuals epitomise the unique characteristics, or pillars, of the South African brand – ubuntu, diversity, sustainability, possibility and innovation. Speaking at the recent summit, IMC CEO Miller Matola said that the branding of South Africa was not a matter of choice but a necessity in every province, requiring the joint efforts of local government, citizens, business, political parties, charities, the media, academia and sporting organisations. Endorsing Limpopo’s role in making South Africa a force to be reckoned with throughout the world, province Premier Cassel Mathale added: “It is the combined behaviour of a country’s people and its attributes that make up a brand or identity. A positive identity – or favourable reputation – promotes global competitiveness.” Mathale noted how the highly successful 2010 Fifa World Cup had, and still is, transforming South Africa’s image, locally and abroad. “The IMC is using that legacy of the World Cup to build a globally competitive brand. They are looking forwards, not backwards,” the premier said.Claiming his space At the forefront of helping breed a successful nation brand is Stanley Mufamadi, MD of Limpopo’s home-grown Vuwa group. Mufamadi said his journey, from working in human resource (HR) management to building a diversified portfolio of thriving business ventures, represents the aspirations of all budding entrepreneurs in the province. “When I came to Limpopo in 1997, there were a lot of opportunities I identified in Polokwane – in HR consulting, in transport and in the tourism and hospitality industry.” “Because it’s always wise to start with an area that you are comfortable with and have expertise in, I made inroads with HR.” Mufamadi set up a company called Vuwa Management Consulting, establishing Vuwa as a brand in itself representing quality, consistency and value. “We chose that name because it’s simple, easy to remember and unique to Limpopo, meaning ‘arise and claim your space’ in Tshivenda.” Second was Vuwa Transport Services, which began with just one bus, ferrying workers from Polokwane to a mine site some distance from the city. “The job was done very well – we went from a single bus to operating 12 buses in seven years with no fatalities or accidents. That happened because we had shown commitment to the promise of the Vuwa brand.” From here, Mufamadi branched into tourism with Vuwa Safari and Tours – which now offers a variety of tour packages, overnight accommodation and conference facilities – and a new chain of lodges. “We’ve invested a lot in promoting this branch on radio and in newspapers and we are competing very well at the moment. We’re proud of the space we’re taking in the tourism industry,” he added. Passion, teamwork and strategic investment in operational facilities are among Mufamadi’s secrets of success. “As an emerging operator, you have to invest in communications – you need to be seen, you need to be available and you need to be contactable. “You also need to learn as much as you can about your industry, benchmark against the best and comply with all statutory requirements, especially the South African Revenue Service.” In the Vuwa consulting business, “expert knowledge, competent staff, on-time delivery and quality” are key, Mufamadi said. “The success factors of Vuwa Safari and Tours include strict compliance with road transport regulations, a professional image, participation in international travel tradeshows and expert training.” Central to building the Vuwa brand has been gaining access to financing from the Department of Trade and Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation, among others. “In many instances entrepreneurs battle to access grants and loans because their affairs are not in order – but we can testify that we have received very good support from these institutions.” Next on the horizon for Mufamadi is property development in Limpopo and exploiting opportunities in the local agro-processing industry. “I want to encourage other entrepreneurs and organisations by telling them that the future looks very, very bright – although there is still a lot of support needed to foster sustainability. “What we need is to see more stock exchange-listed companies that originated in Limpopo – driven by the very people who live here,” he said. First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.
Mohamed Salah Salah ‘expected’ Liverpool heroics but denies being arrogant Chris Burton Last updated 1 year ago 15:57 2/8/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Mohamed Salah Liverpool Premier League African All Stars The Egyptian always believed that the goals would flow for the Reds, despite having previously flopped in the Premier League with Chelsea Mohamed Salah is sending records tumbling at Liverpool and says, without being arrogant, that he always “expected” to be a success.The Egypt international returned to English football in the summer of 2017 with something of a point to prove having previously flopped at Chelsea.A £36.9 million transfer fee – which was then a club record – showed how much faith Jurgen Klopp had in the 25-year-old’s ability to master the Premier League and silence any critics. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Salah has certainly delivered for the Reds, with a 28-goal haul across all competitions seeing him set new benchmarks at Anfield and earn widespread praise.It is easy to suggest that he has exceeded all expectations, even after impressing in Italy with Fiorentina and Roma, but the talented forward does not see things that way, telling FourFourTwo: “I don’t want to seem arrogant. But yeah, I expected it [scoring a lot of goals].“When I was in Rome, I was comfortable there. I had two good seasons there. I was happy.“I always try to take another chance. I always put myself under pressure.“I didn’t play for Chelsea when I was here three years ago. I came back here to show my football. I think I’m doing well.”Salah’s exploits for Liverpool have seen him mooted as a potential Ballon d’Or winner of the future, with there a feeling that more potential can still be unlocked.Whether that happens at Anfield or elsewhere remains to be seen, with Real Madrid among those to already be casting admiring glances in the direction of a possible ‘Galactico’ addition.For now, though, Salah is happy on Merseyside and has curbed the transfer talk somewhat by reiterating his happiness at having secured a move to the club he supported as a boy.He added: “I have loved the club since I was young and knew this was a team I wanted to play for.“I knew the history this club has and, as soon as I got the chance, I had to make it happen.”That will be music to the ears of Klopp and Liverpool supporters everywhere, with the Reds hoping to be the ones to benefit from the mercurial ability of a humble frontman for many years to come. Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the web