Nedbank, etv to help ‘Fix your Biz’

first_img“Fix My Biz” is a new, 13-part, business-focused reality television series that documents the challenges facing a number of small businesses and, through the expert knowledge of consultants, provides entrepreneurs with practical advice to address their challenges. The first season, which will showcase 13 businesses, will follow the development of each business as the team of business consultants advises them on issues ranging from marketing, branding and production optimisation to effective fleet control, workplace ergonomics and financial management techniques. The show will be aired weekly on etv at 5.30pm, on Wednesday, 15 September, with a repeat on Saturdays at 1.30pm. “While each episode of Fix My Biz focuses on the challenges of an individual business, the practical advice will be of immense value to any other South African small enterprise as the tools provided via the show will equip entrepreneurs not only to overcome their own immediate business challenges, but also to position themselves for sustainable success and long-term profitability,” said Ngundze. 31 August 2010 Real businesses, real challenges The fact that Fix My Biz portrays real businesses that are experiencing real challenges faced by many small businesses makes the series unique and valuable. South African entrepreneurs are about to get a boost, thanks to the collaborative efforts of Nedbank Small Business Services and etv.center_img “Fix My Biz represents an innovative way for Nedbank Small Business Services to contribute to the growth and success of this vital South African business sector.” Nedbank Small Business Services will also be launching an online portal to give small business owners and aspirant entrepreneurs a platform from which to network and get information pertinent to their sector. “Nedbank has long recognised that entrepreneurship is the foundation for future financial prosperity and a key source of job creation, and for these reasons SMEs have a key role to play in the sustainable development of our country’s economy,” Nedbank Small Business Services executive Sibongiseni Ngundze said in a statement this week. “By getting to the heart of these businesses and offering practical advice and guidance on how to address the issues they are facing, Nedbank Small Business Services is effectively extending the services of experienced business consultants to all South African business owners, which should prove invaluable to any aspirant, new or experienced business owners and entrepreneurs,” Ngundze said. Online portal SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Olympic Team South Africa shines!

first_img13 August 2012 South Africa finished the 2012 London Olympic Games as Africa’s best performing country, placing 24th on the medals table. With three golds, two silvers and one bronze medal, the London Olympics were South Africa’s most successful Games since the country was readmitted to the Olympic fold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Fittingly, it was Oscar Pistorius, not a medal winner, but a history-maker, who carried the South African flag at the closing ceremony on Sunday evening. As the first amputee to compete in the Olympics athletics competition, Pistorius rewrote the book on what is possible and was one of the leading stories of the Games. Not only did he compete in the 400 metres, he also made it to the semi-finals.Chad le Clos takes on Michael Phelps A star was born as Chad le Clos, who was expected to make an impact in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, sent shockwaves through the Olympics by beating the legendary Michael Phelps in the American’s signature event, the 200 metres butterfly, at which he was unbeaten for over a decade, to win gold. His father, Bert le Clos, became a minor celebratory for his hold-nothing-back teary-eyed celebration of his son’s success, while the 20-year-old captured the hearts of sports fans with his tears of happiness as he stood atop the Olympic podium. Le Clos later added a silver medal to his collection after finishing second to Phelps, his hero, in the 100 metres butterfly.Cameron van der Burgh stamps his authority Cameron van der Burgh showed that the age of technology and the swimsuit, during which so many world records were set, did not mean that those records were unassailable. The fastest breaststroker in the world over 50 metres had to contest the 100 metres in London because there is no 50 metres event at the Olympic Games. He made an excellent transition in time for the Games and his semi-final time of 58.83, an Olympic record, was by some way the fastest time ahead of the final. Granted the opportunity to go for gold, Van der Burgh didn’t falter, smashing the world record to capture the title in 58.46 seconds. His was the first of South Africa’s three gold medals.SA’s first rowing Olympic medal The men’s lightweight fours rowing team of Matthew Brittain, Lawrence Ndlovu, John Smith and James Thompson snatched the country’s third gold medal with a performance that was every bit as shocking as Chad le Clos’ upset victory over Michael Phelps. In one of the best races of the Games, they came from behind, in fourth place with 500 metres to go, to grab an incredible win ahead of Great Britain and Denmark. Their scenes of celebration were priceless. Caster Semenya: grace under pressure There were huge expectations on the shoulders of Caster Semenya after she recorded the fastest time in the semi-finals of the women’s 800 metres. Unfortunately, as she admitted after the final, she got it a little wrong tactically and had to settle for the silver medal. If that result is considered a disappointment for a 21-year-old, then so be it. Alternately, one could consider just how talented and brilliant Semenya is to have drawn such expectations at such a young age. Finishing second in the world, against the very best the world has to offer, is an astonishing achievement.The bronze that was good as gold Preceding Semenya’s silver medal, Bridgitte Hartley was the first of South Africa’s women to win an Olympic medal at the 2012 Games. She was also the first South African sprint canoeist ever to medal in the Olympics when she placed third in the 500 metres K1 sprint after a strong finish. She was a picture of glowing happiness after claiming her medal as she jumped up and down on the podium and waved to the crowd with joy. Spare a thought, though, for javelin thrower Sunette Viljoen, who missed out on a medal by one place. She performed strongly in the qualification rounds, topping her group, and also launched a strong first throw in the final before her challenge faltered. However, as the owner of the leading distance in the world this year before the final, she deserves credit for being one of the world’s elite javelin throwers. No one was more disappointed than Viljoen about missing out on the Olympic podium. Mountain biker Burry Stander put in a massive effort on the final day of the Games in the cross-country race, but came up just five seconds short of a bronze medal after almost one-and-a-half hours of racing. He, too, did South Africa proud.Roland Schoeman: battling lack of support Think also of someone like Roland Schoeman, who in his fourth Olympics made it to the final of the 50 metres freestyle for the third time in succession. At age 32, he finished sixth. Later it emerged that Schoeman had received no financial backing for the year-and-a-half before the Games. Remember that this a man who in 2005 turned down a R40-million offer to transfer his allegiance to Qatar, saying that it was of “tremendous importance to me that I am part of the vibrant, challenging, frustrating, beautiful and above all hopeful country I call home”. Proud South Africans like Schoeman, a winner of every colour of Olympic medal in Athens in 2004, deserve better support. There was clearly a correlation between the support athletes received and how they performed in London; those countries that offered their athletes the best support were well rewarded with medals.South Africa’s huge potential Spare a thought, too, for those South Africans who didn’t challenge for medals. Some made finals, some produced personal best times and South African records, while some didn’t quite fire. They all made a lot of sacrifices to make it to London 2012. All of them could have done even better with better support. Compared to other countries, South Africa has a long way to go in support of its athletes. Now that it is a democratic nation, there are so many more sportsmen and women who can be considered for the Olympics than was the case before 1992. Even though more countries than ever before now take part in the Olympics – 204 in London – the greater pool of athletes should open up the way for South Africa to improve on its biggest ever haul of 10 medals if the necessary support is provided. Finally, a word of praise for those athletes who wore the green and gold: while the country finished as the leading African nation on the medal table, the total number of medals won was bettered by Ethiopia and Kenya. Yet, those countries are competitive in athletics only, while South Africa produces good athletes in a far wider spectrum of sports. That is a good thing, and hopefully in the future more happy surprises await in those sports, like the one produced by the lightweight fours rowing team at Eton Dornay. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Putting the Public in Public Media

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts guest author 1 This past weekend, public media enthusiasts, developers, and staffers from around the country met in Washington, D.C. for the first Public Media Camp. I was there on behalf of the Public Radio Exchange (PRX.org), where I produce EconomyStory.org, one of several new projects that fits neatly into public media’s latest forays online.While I’m willing to admit here that I went to yearbook camp and computer camp as a kid, this one might take the cake as far as camps that don’t include S’mores and Kumbaya go.“Both NPR and PBS have very loyal and talented fans who are interested in new ways to be involved in our work,” Andy Carvin, senior strategist at NPR’s social media desk told us, “and the Internet is making it easier than ever for new types of collaboration to take place, from citizen journalism initiatives to volunteers developing iPhone apps for stations.”The organizers hope this was the start of a series of “unconferences” for public media outlets around the country, funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Public Media Camp is the latest in a slew of events and projects pushing the public media agenda forward on the Web.Recently, NPR gathered its executives, including CEO Vivian Schiller, in San Francisco to meet with Silicon Valley tech entrepreneurs and funders. The Columbia Journalism Reviewreported on the conference, called NPR Digital Think In. And the ongoing Engage project at PBS, funded by the Knight Foundation, is creating social media tools for PBS stations and producers, such as a chat series with PBS personalities and a map showcasing projects at stations around the country.“In many communities, public broadcasters are among the few news outlets that are weathering the financial crisis intact. As more news outlets close due to economic pressures, our public service mission is going to be more important than ever, creating a powerful opportunity to provide accountability journalism at both the local and national level,” Carvin says.Having been a part of many of these projects, I’m excited to see the changes that have happened in the public media sphere online, from the This American Life/Planet Money collaboration taking on a life of its own, to CPB 2008’s collection of election projects like Video Your Vote and Twitter VoteReport.Some of the most exciting projects happening in public media include:Local Aggregation SitesThe Economy Project at the University of Missouri and Public Media Texas are two new local public media sites that are aggregating stories using blogging software and encouraging public participation in the news conversation at the local level. WBUR’s Commonhealth blog covers health care issues in Massachusetts by tapping doctors, lawmakers and citizens to help report. And WNYC’s Brian Lehrer show is crowdsourcing “Uncommon Economic Indicators” – from the price of pizza to for-rent signs.Economy CoverageCovering the economy is a major focus of public media this year. Station and producer projects are drawing a line between local and national coverage in new ways. EconomyStory.org aims to collect these stories and feature exciting new projects from around the country, and EconomyBeat.org features user-generated content about the economy.PBS NewsHour’s Patchwork Nation map incorporates statistics and stories from 12 types of communities around the country and compares how they are coping with various economic issues.Facing the Mortgage Crisis asks users to share their experiences in dealing with foreclosure and other recent real-estate woes, as well as provides community resources to help cope. A variety of public stations nationwide are involved in this project at a local level.NPR’s Social Media Guidelines for ReportersThis list, released last week, includes concerns about expressing political views online and how reporters should present themselves on Twitter and Facebook. It’s a great starting point for other organizations concerned about similar issues. Carvin says that while NPR reporters are using online tools more and more, it still can be a challenge.“The one thing I never do is show up and insist that they use a particular tool simply because lots of other people are using it,” he says. “People are often resistant to learning new tools simply because they don’t seem relevant to them, so you need to figure out with them what may or may not be relevant.”Guest author: Laura Hertzfeld is a freelance journalist based in Los Angeles. She has worked in public media in several capacities, including her current role as managing editor of EconomyStory.org, a Public Radio Exchange (PRX.org) project aggregating public media coverage of the economy. She previously produced PBS.org’s coverage of the 2008 presidential election.center_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Analysis#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Role players save Arellano in 2OT

first_imgLOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary “Those were big,” remarked Codiñera. Before that, the third guy was not evident, the third guy. We only have Salado and (Lervin) Flores, but the third option wasn’t there. But this time, we got good contributions from our bench.”Rence Alcoriza topped Arellano with 23 points on a 4-of-5 shooting from three, while Salado got 17 markers, seven assists, and three boards.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 shutoutLervin Flores added a double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds, Marwin Taywan got 15 markers and five assists, and Michael Cañete had 12 points and nine boards in the victory as the Chiefs rose to 4-6 in the standings.“It’s a game of spurts. They made a run, we made a run, but I guess it’s the stops and we made the key stops,” said Codiñera. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC JRU’s short rotation took a toll on the team in the extra periods, as Teodoro, Ervin Grospe, Abdulwahab Abdulrazak, and Abdel Poutouochi all fouled out before the game concluded.Teodoro went 6-of-17 from threes to wound up with 30 points and six rebounds, while Jed Mendoza collected 24 markers, four boards, and four assists.Aaron Bordon also had 13 points, five rebounds, and three dimes in the defeat, as the Heavy Bombers saw their four-game winning streak snapped and fell to a 6-4 record.The Scores:ARELLANO 115 – Alcoriza 23, Salado 17, Flores 17, Taywan 15, Canete 12, Enriquez 9, Concepcion 9, Nicholls 5, Villoria 5, Abanes 3, Dela Cruz 0, Meca 0, Filart 0.JRU 109 – Teodoro 30, Mendoza 24, Bordon 13, Grospe 10, Abdul Razak 10, Sawat 9, Lasquety 4, Poutouochi 4, Dela Virgen 3, David 2, Mate 0.Quarters: 18-20, 43-39, 68-64, 89-89, 100-100, 115-109. Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano just had enough gas left in the tank to beeat Jose Rizal University in a 115-109 double overtime thriller Thursday in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.Catching the opposition by surprise, coach Jerry Codiñera went to his unheralded role players as guys like Allen Enriquez, Archie Concepcion, and Kraniel Viloria strung 10 straight points give the side 110-100 lead with 3:04 left in the 2nd OT, before Kent Salado put on the finishing touches.ADVERTISEMENT Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Tey Teodoro forced the first overtime with an off-balanced triple from the right corner with 2.5 seconds to spare in regulation to tie the game at 89.He continued his tear in the first extra period, drilling another trey this time from the right wing to give the Heavy Bombers a 100-97 lead with 18.5 ticks remaining.However, the Chiefs refused to die as Salado threw a crosscourt pass to Zach Nicholls, who then miraculously canned a desperation three with 2.0 seconds left to once again knot the game at 100. Teodoro still had a chance to win the game, but shot his floater too strong.“We’re already down, but the prayer shot from Zach gave us relief. We were able to regroup from that shot and got some energy from our bench,” said Codiñera.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 MOST READ LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Eustaquio, two other Filipinos headline ONE: Total Victory E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

People have to choose between honest and corrupt govts Modi

first_imgSundargarh (Odisha): Prime Minister Narendra Modi Saturday said people have to decide whether they want to choose an honest and principled government committed to development of all, or a corrupt and unprincipled one. “This time lotus will bloom in Odisha. The BJP will taste victory. I can say with certainty that maximum number of lotuses will bloom in the state,” Modi said at a rally in tribal-dominated Sundargarh. Similarly, the BJP will again come to power at the Centre as the country needs a strong and decisive government to ensure national security as well as speedy development, the prime minister said. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details Hitting out at the BJD government in Odisha, the prime minster said its intentions are not good and the 2019 polls are significant for the future of Odisha as well as country. On the 39th foundation day of the BJP, Modi said, “The party was born out of sweat of its workers, not dynasty or money. It came into being and grew manifold with the sweat and labour of its workers.” Asserting that the BJP all along fought to safeguard democracy, he said lakhs of party workers and leaders were jailed while protesting the Emergency. “Now the BJP has emerged as the world’s largest democratic organisations. It fought to protect democracy during Emergency,” he said. Assembly election in Odisha will be held along with Lok Sabha polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.last_img read more

Ohio State inks Cincinnati lineman

The Buckeyes added a tenacious offensive lineman to their roster.Andrew Norwell, a Cincinnati native out of Anderson High School, is the No. 2 offensive tackle in the country according to Scout.com.   Norwell committed to the Buckeyes more than a year ago, but knew long before that he was born a Buckeye.At Anderson, he led the Redskins to the 2007 Division II State Title. The following season, the Redskins were Division II State runner-ups.“Norwell is the kind of player who always puts the team first,” Redskins coach Jeff Giesting said.  Norwell is an All-Ohio lineman and earned first-team All-State, All-Southwest and All-Fort Ancient Valley Conference honors.  However, the biggest honor he received came during his senior season, he said, when he was selected to play in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.  Norwell wasn’t able to play in the bowl and hasn’t seen the field since early September due to a season-ending injury.  Norwell broke his left tibia in a game against Columbus DeSales and underwent surgery just three days later. Since then, Norwell has been dedicated to getting to the weight room and keeping up with physical therapy.Doctors, coaches and Norwell agree: There is no question he will be ready in the fall.  Norwell has an immense amount of versatility in respect to his position. He is the “kind of player coaches dream about,” Scout.com’s Dave Berk wrote.He has the potential to gain speed, flexibility and, yes, even size. Norwell stands at 6-feet-7-inches and 275 pounds, but his frame stands to gain at least another 20 pounds.“I think I’ll be better at about 300 pounds,” Norwell said.  Norwell’s long arms hold defenders off and his pure size drives defenders to the turf. He’s a big guy in an even bigger family. Norwell is the youngest of four sisters and two brothers.“My family is my biggest support system,” Norwell said.Athleticism is in the family; his brother Adam played basketball at Northern Kentucky and his brother Chris played football in the Big Ten for Illinois.Norwell had offers on the table from the University of Cincinnati, Duke, Illinois, Indiana, Notre Dame and Stanford.“I chose Ohio State because it’s a prestigious school,” Norwell said.  OSU is also only two hours from his hometown, an easy trip for family to make, Norwell said.  It isn’t set in stone as to how much Norwell will see the field in 2010. He could redshirt until he puts on the weight and adjusts, but Buckeye fans may see him sooner than expected. Buckeye offensive linemen Michael Brewster, J.B. Shugarts, Mike Adams and Marcus Hall all received playing time as freshmen.Whether he makes an immediate impact or holds off into his second and third seasons, this high-caliber lineman should be a valuable asset to the Buckeye line. read more

Ultras turn on Napolis president

first_imgThe Ultras Curvas A and B have released a statement criticising the Italian club ownerThings in Napoli are not okay.The team lost last week 5-0 against Liverpool, and even after winning all other friendlies the club’s fanatics are not happy.The fans are angry about the lack of any big-name signings during this summer transfer window.And they have found President Aurelio De Laurentiis to be the culprit.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“We don’t tolerate his vision of football, which is pro-business and without sentiment. We’re ultras… the past, present, and future,” the ultras wrote on a statement.“We’ve lived and we’ll live them all with sacrifice, passion, and values that are present everywhere, but also beside an idiot.”According to Football Italia, the supporters don’t like the lack of any signings that would send their team to the top of the Serie A.“We no longer accept this stringent lack of style and these provocative offenses against a group of people who, despite him taking us from the abyss, made him go from being a modest film producer to a great and ‘wealthy’ owner of a football club,” they added.last_img read more

Rohingyas exposed to health risks IOM

first_imgRohingya refugees shelter under an umbrella during rain in Bangladesh`s Balukhali refugee camp on September 17, 2017. AFPUN migration agency IOM is working with the government and aid agency partners to rapidly ramp up fixed and mobile health services in Cox’s Bazar district to help some 415,000 people who have fled violence in Myanmar’s north Rakhine state over the past three weeks.Many of the new arrivals, who have walked for days through jungle in intense heat and monsoon rains, are already sick and malnourished by the time they reach the teeming settlements of Cox’s Bazar, according to a statement of IOM.Camping in the open with little or no shelter on muddy hillsides with no access to clean water or latrines, the very young and the old ones are at greatest risk from water borne and contagious diseases.”Newly arrived children are at high risk of vaccine preventable diseases. Bangladesh is already free of polio and almost free of measles and rubella,” said Dr Samir Kumar Howlader, IOM National Health Programme Officer.Therefore, he said, the government, the World Health Organization and humanitarian partners launched an urgent immunization programme on Saturday to vaccinate 150,000 newly arrived children.”Nutrition support and management of malnutrition, especially severe acute malnutrition, is also urgently needed for these children,” he added.Howlader said lack of safe drinking water, personal hygiene and sanitation facilities has already resulted in acute watery diarrhea and other water borne diseases. “So, disease surveillance and early warning systems also need to be strengthened significantly,” he added.”I was living with a gunshot wound for five days. I would have lost my leg if I didn’t get treatment,” said Anayet Ullah, 18, who was in a critical condition when he was treated by an IOM medical team at Ukhiya government health complex. The doctors referred him to Cox’s Bazar Sadar Hospital, where he recovered.The Ukhiya doctors and nurses are one of 12 IOM teams operating from government health facilities in the two Cox’s Bazar sub-districts of Ukhiya and Teknaf, where the Rohingya population outside the two UNHCR-run refugee camps now totals an estimated 600,000 people, two thirds of whom have arrived since 25 August.The media release said three IOM mobile medical teams have also started providing basic and primary healthcare services in three spontaneous settlements in the area.In addition to primary health care and referrals, the teams focus on sexual and reproductive health, and maternal and child health.They also provide with mental health and psychosocial services to about 120 people each day. They say that all of these services will need to be massively expanded to cope with the influx of new arrivals.Over the past three weeks, IOM teams have provided emergency and primary healthcare services to around 15,000 new arrivals and 9,500 others from the Rohingya and host populations. They assisted 64 child deliveries and provided referral services to another 226 patients.Agencies working in the health sector have told the Inter Sector Coordination Group (ISCG) in Cox’s Bazar that they have already provided treatment to some 52,000 of the new arrivals.But existing facilities are reporting a 150-200 per cent increase in patients, overwhelming current capacity and resources.They say that an estimated 171,800 newly arrived people are not yet covered by any primary health care services. Primary health care coverage also needs to be expanded as soon as possible to cover all newly arrived populations in both spontaneous and existing makeshift settlements, they note.The agencies also say that an estimated 14,000 pregnant women are in need of maternal and child health care. An estimated 50 per cent of them are considered to have complicated pregnancies and may need emergency obstetric and neonatal care.In addition to the immunization campaign, the ministry of health, which is leading the health sector response with the support of IOM, says that 16 mobile medical teams and satellite clinics have been mobilized in existing and new settlements, covering an estimated 217,206 new arrivals.Last week, IOM has appealed for $26.1 million to meet the immediate needs of the 400,000 newly arrived people now sheltering in Cox’s Bazar.The Flash Appeal, covering the next three months, includes $3 million for healthcare. The IOM appeal is part of a broader appeal (ISCG Preliminary Response Plan) by all ISCG agencies operating in Cox’s Bazar for $77.1 million through year end.last_img

Williamson Among 34 Vying For USA Mens U19 World Cup Team

first_imgThe USA will be led by head coach Bruce Weber (Kansas State), with assistant coaches Mike Hopkins (Washington) and LeVelle Moton (North Carolina Central). Story Links From the graduating high school class of 2019 will be: Eric Dixon (Abington H.S./William Grove, Pa./will attend Villanova), Dajuan Gordon (Curie H.S./Chicago, Ill./Kansas State), R.J. Hampton (Little Elm H.S./Little Elm, Texas), Justin Moore (DeMatha Catholic H.S./Accokeek, Md./Villanova), Casey Morsell (St. John’s College H.S./Washington, D.C./Virginia), Zeke Nnjia (Hopkins H.S./Hopkins, Minn./Arizona), Isaac Okoro (McEachern H.S./Powder Springs, Ga./Auburn), Onyeka Okongwu (Chino Hills H.S./Chino, Calif./USC), Jeremiah Robinson-Earl (IMG Academy, FL/Overland Park, Kan./Villanova), Isaiah Stewart (La Lumiere School, IN/Rochester, N.Y./Washington), Anton Watson (Gonzaga Prep/Spokane, Wash./Gonzaga), Mark Watts Jr. (SPIRE Institute/Pontiac, Mich./Michigan State), Romeo Weems (New Haven H.S./Chesterfield, Mich./DePaul) and Louisville’s Williamson. Williamson won the three-point competition at the 2019 American Family Insurance High School Slam Dunk & 3-Point championship in Minneapolis on April 5 and participated in the McDonald’s All-America game and Jordan Brand Classic post-season events.  This will be the first USA Basketball training camp experience for Williamson.  Print Friendly Version Training camp will be used to determine the official, 12-member roster for the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team, which will be selected by the USA Basketball Men’s Junior National Team Committee.  Finalists for the team are expected to be announced on the morning of June 18, and the team will be named prior to its departure for the 2019 FIBA World Cup in Greece on June 24. Athletes eligible for this team must be U.S. citizens born on or after Jan. 1, 2000. The 6-7 McDonald’s All-American from Rockwall, Texas, was a first team all-state selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches 6-A as a senior, a first team All-USA Today Texas Boys Basketball team honoree, and was the Texas District 11-6A MVP.  He is ranked No. 19 nationally by Rivals.com, No. 18 by 247Sports.com and is No. 24 in the 2019 ESPN 100 rankings. Williamson averaged 25 points, 11.2 rebounds and 4.1 assists a game as a senior during the 2018-19 season in helping Rockwall (Texas) High School (30-6) reach the regional semifinals and achieve a No. 8 ranking in the final regular-season Class 6A state poll. Expected at trials are six hopefuls who will be college sophomores in 2019-20, including Kessler Edwards (Pepperdine/Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), Tyrese Haliburton (Iowa State/Oshkosh, Wis.), Kira Lewis Jr. (Alabama/Meridianville, Ala.), Isaac Likekele (Oklahoma State/Mansfield, Texas), Jayden Scrubb (John A. Logan College/Louisville, Ky.), Trevion Williams (Purdue/Chicago, Ill.) and Bryce Wills (Stanford/White Plains, N.Y.). From the high school class of 2020 will be: Scottie Barnes (University School/West Palm Beach, Fla.), Nimari Burnett (Prolific Prep, Calif./Chicago, Ill.), Joshua Christopher (Mayfair H.S./Lakewood, Calif.), Sharife Cooper (McEachern H.S./Powder Springs, Ga.), Cade Cunningham (Montverde Academy, Fla./Arlington, Texas), Hunter Dickinson (DeMatha Catholic H.S., Md./Alexandria, Va.), Jalen Green (Prolific Prep/Fresno, Calif.), Walker Kessler (Woodward Academy/Newnan, Ga.), Caleb Love (Christian Brothers College H.S./St. Louis, Mo.), Evan Mobley (Rancho Christian School/Temecula, Calif.), Ethan Morton (Butler H.S./Butler, Pa.), Jalen Suggs (Minnehaha Academy/Minneapolis, Minn.) and Ziaire Williams (Notre Dame H.S./Sherman Oaks, Calif.). About USA BasketballBased in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and chaired by retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, USA Basketball is a nonprofit organization and the national governing body for basketball in the United States. As the recognized governing body for basketball in the U.S. by the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and the United States Olympic Committee (USOC), USA Basketball is responsible for the selection, training and fielding of USA national teams that compete in FIBA-sponsored five-on-five and 3×3 international competitions, as well as for some national competitions and for the development of youth basketball. COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – University of Louisville incoming freshman forward Samuell Williamson is among 34 athletes who will participate in the 2019 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team training camp from June 15-18 at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. Connect with USA Basketball at USAB.com and on Facebook (USABasketball and USABYouth), Twitter (@usabasketball, @USABYouth, @USAB3x3), Instagram (@USABasketball, @USABYouth and @USAB3x3 and YouTube.com/usabasketball.last_img read more

BBCs Plan to Extend iPlayer Catchup Window Wins Provisional Approval

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Popular on Variety The BBC’s contentious plan to extend the catchup window on its iPlayer service to a year or more has been given a provisional green light by British media regulator Ofcom.The pubcaster, worried about the rise of global streamers Netflix and Amazon, has set out plans to extend the period that content is available on the iPlayer from 30 days to 12 months or even longer for some content, including kids’ shows. Commercial broadcaster and pubcaster rivals, as well as some producers, have voiced concerns over the plan. Ofcom acknowledged the likely impact on the British TV sector, but said Wednesday that the benefit to the viewing public justifies the changes.“With the U.K. broadcasting sector evolving, and audiences’ expectations changing, the BBC needs to keep pace,” Ofcom said. “We have provisionally found that the proposed changes to BBC iPlayer would pose challenges for other public service broadcasters’ video-on-demand services. But in our view, the changes could also deliver significant public value over time. They could increase choice and availability of public-service broadcast content, and help ensure the BBC remains relevant in the face of changing viewing habits.”center_img The regulator said the BBC plans should be subject to ongoing scrutiny. It plans to consult further on its provisional conclusions on iPlayer and will publish a final decision by August.In its detailed review of the BBC plans, Ofcom estimates that viewing would increase by up to 52% as a result of the changes.A year-long catchup window would alter the landscape for producers, whose long-term rights ownership is enshrined in British law. But Ofcom said the changes would not harm competition in the production sector. It said that any decrease in the value of rights in later windows would be offset in a rise in the primary payment.last_img read more