first_imgUelese was ruled out of the Wallabies’ June Series on Sunday, with suspicions he had suffered the serious injury, and scans on Monday confirmed the worst-case scenario.The 21-year-old was on the field for just 10 minutes in the Rebels’ win over the Blues in Auckland before falling awkwardly in a tackle on Blues no. 8 Akira Ioane.Uelese will go under the knife on Thursday, and begin the long rehabilitation process.Rebels general manager – professional rugby – Nick Ryan, said the news was a blow to the team.“The news of Jordan’s injury is incredibly disappointing for everyone involved in Australian and Victorian rugby, the Rebels, but foremost for Jordan,” Ryan said.“Jordan is a respected member of the Melbourne Rebels playing group, and someone who has showed great resilience and dedication to his rehabilitation to return from a shoulder injury this season.“His resilience will be tested yet again, but we are confident that Jordan will apply himself to the process to get himself back to playing, meanwhile supporting his teammates as we look to chase our bit of history this Super Rugby season.”The Club has great faith in quality players such as Anaru Rangi and Nathan Charles to lead the way for the rest of our campaign.”Rangi is a chance to be called up to the Wallabies’ June squad, after Uelese’s withdrawal, but an official replacement is yet to be named.last_img read more

first_imgThe first season at the professional level of Mohammed Salisu (Accra, 1999) It is attracting the attention of clubs across Europe. The Ghanaian central Valladolid, only 20 years old, is being a key player in the Pucelano team, which is fighting not to descend especially because of its lack of forcefulness in attack (only 19 goals in 23 games), but which is showing great defensive solvency : With 25 goals received, it is the sixth team that has scored the least in LaLiga. Salisu is fundamental in Sergio’s system, despite being his first campaign at the highest level: he has played 97% of the minutes of the domestic championship. It has clearly imposed on Javi Sánchez, Real Madrid player assigned in Pucela that has not yet debuted in LaLiga, punished for problems in his left ankle. One of the teams that has set its sights on Salisu is Real Madrid, interested in its conditions, its youth and an affordable price: its clause is 12 million euros, with a contract that joins Valladolid until 2022. At the moment the white club studies the option from a distance, although the relations between Madrid and Valladolid are excellent, thanks above all to the friendship that unites his two presidents, Florentino Pérez and Ronaldo Nazario. The incorporation of Salisu would fit into the policy of signings that Madrid has been promoting in recent years: young players at affordable prices with the intention that their final hatching arrives wearing the white shirt, but without ruling out assignments that encourage their progression. Thus came Asensio, Ceballos, Lunin, Odegaard, Kubo …In fact, the first example of this policy was another central, Raphael Varane, signed on the recommendation of Zidane in exchange for 10 million from the Lens in the summer of 2011. Salisu would be part of the renewal of the defense center, which It already has two men in their thirties: Ramos (33) and Nacho (30). But Madrid already knows that it will have competition if it decides to launch for its signing next summer. Atlético has already established contacts, as the player fits the profile of the defender that Simeone wants: blunt above thanks to its 187 centimeters and very competent in tight spaces. This season he has won 61% of the duels in which he has participated, has recovered 101 balls for Valladolid and has won 60 aerial duels. And he has done everything without hardly incurring disciplinary actions: he has only committed 17 offenses, one every 118 minutes. Atleti, in addition, would provide facilities to Valladolid, allowing the player to remain a year assigned in Pucela so that your training can take its course without interruptions.center_img In the Premier League there are several teams with Salisu on the agenda, with Manchester United leading of all of them. Next summer aims to be an intense bid by the Ghanaian defender, who has won the spotlight in just half a season in professional football.Valencia and Getafe triedSalisu has had the opportunity to change clubs recently, as two of the top-ranked teams have asked Valladolid for him. The first was Valencia, who studied his signing as a replacement for Garay, operated earlier this week due to rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament of his right knee. Being a long-term injury, the ché team has an extra period to cover the Argentine central square, although the winter market is already closed.And the other interested club has been Getafe, which has suffered the loss of Cabrera, signed by Espanyol in exchange for the nine million of its termination clause. In both cases, Salisu has decided to remain in Valladolid to fight for permanence, aware that he will not lack opportunities in the summer of 2020.last_img read more

first_imgFormer National Reggae Boyz assistant coach, Miguel Coley, has broken his silence on his recent departure from the coaching staff of the national senior men’s team. While disappointed with his axing from the Reggae Boyz coaching staff, the Jamaica College Manning Cup coach believes his “work is not yet done,” and remains “committed to producing players for the national team. The 34-year-old, whose playing career was cut short because of injury in 2005, was drafted as assistant national head coach by German Winfried Schaefer. “The sky is definitely the limit, I back myself and push myself every single time and keep on putting in the work. At the same time you have to be producing players again for the National team so the work is never done,” he said in an interview with The Gleaner following JC’s 3-1 win over Eltham High on Wednesday. “I have to support whoever is in charge at this point in time and wish them all the best,” the outgoing assistant coach added. At JC, Coley’s charges have consistently peaked and played their best football at the business end of the season, winning trophy after trophy each year. The highlight of his career came last year when Jamaica finished CONCACAF Gold Cup runners-up to Mexico. This was, however, followed by a failed 2018 FIFA World Cup qualifying campaign. According to Coley he is not sure about what, if any, future role he will play in the national programme at this point in time, adding: “What I know is I am no longer the assistant coach of the Reggae Boyz.” SKY’S THE LIMITlast_img read more

first_imgThirty-seven-year-old Kuru Kururu, Linden-Soesdyke Highway miner David Gaskin was taken into Police custody on Monday over allegations that he murdered Owen John, a boat captain of San Martin, Venezuela following an altercation between the two at Eteringbang Landing.Guyana Times understands that the men were imbibing at Maria Da Silva’s shop when the two started arguing over money.Police disclosed that from preliminary investigations, Gaskin asked John to borrow money, but the boat captain refused. Reports suggested that after John refused, Gaskin dealt him one punch to his nose which caused the boat captain to fall to the ground. It was stated that the suspect then dealt John several kicks to his head and body during which he became motionless.Police said that when they arrived on the scene, the boat captain’s body was lying on the ground with blood oozing from the nostrils. This publication understands that the man’s body was awaiting transportation to Georgetown where a post-mortem examination will be performed.last_img read more

first_imgFortunately, Karlton has clarified Jessica’s Law so it can start protecting the state’s children without trampling the Constitution. IT’S against the law, not to mention all reason, to apply retroactive punishment to people who have already served their terms. If lawmakers decide that, say, the minimum sentencing for car thieves is too low and double it, that’s fine. But they can’t then order the rounding up of convicted car thieves who have already served their time and throw them back in jail. That is why U.S. District Judge Lawrence Karlton’s ruling last week on Proposition 83, Jessica’s Law, was correct. Karlton affirmed that the new law, which limits where sex offenders can live and subjects them to GPS monitoring, doesn’t apply to previously registered offenders. The measure’s language itself never indicated a retroactive nature. Indeed, if it had, the clear unconstitutionality would have likely caused enough controversy to kill it. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgA leading milk agent requires a delivery driver for an immediate start.Edward Sweeney Milk Agent, based in Churchill, requires the driver to work three days each week.The suitable candidate will have a HGV License (C license) and must have a minimum of one year HGV driving experience. Please email your CV to or contact Sinead on 0749137400 for further details.Job Vacancy: Leading milk agent requires part-time driver was last modified: July 31st, 2019 by Staff WriterShare 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:ChurchilldriverEdward Sweeneyjobmilk agentVacancylast_img read more

first_imgAnd Gray, who played for Sunderland and Leeds United during his career, believes the decision to play Scott McTominay at the centre of the defence ahead of more experienced options signals the beginning of the end.“I think he is losing the plot. How can you do that?” Gray continued. Latest Premier League News 3 gameday cracker 3 Goals from Felipe Anderson, Victor Lindelof (og) and Marko Arnautovic cancelled out Marcus Rashford’s strike Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Mourinho looks inconsolable at the London Stadium England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 3 Rumours of a fallout between Mourinho and Paul Pogba seem to have reached boiling point when training footage emerged of a tense moment between the two in the wake of a humbling defeat to Championship side Derby County.The defeat at the London Stadium means United have made their worst start to a season for 29 years, and Gray thinks the time for a change is necessary.“I’ve said it before, he has got to be under serious, serious pressure now,” Gray said on talkSPORT Matchday Live.“And if they are going to make a change, they’ve got to make it before January. silverware “Because in the January transfer window, and I’ve probably never said this before about Man United, but they have to go and spend at least £200million.“They’ve fell so far behind, they don’t even look like a top six side.”In three of his previous four appointments, Mourinho has endured a third season collapse which has resulted in him losing his job.In his second stint at Stamford Bridge, Chelsea sacked the Portuguese after public spats with Eden Hazard and Diego Costa and an awful defence of their Premier League title. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? center_img no dice Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Micky Gray has called for Manchester United to sack Jose Mourinho and spend £200million in the January transfer window to rectify their woeful start to the season.The Red Devils were convincingly beaten 3-1 by West Ham United on Saturday afternoon in a week of discontent. The defeat means United have made their worst start to a season for 29 years REVEALED REVEALED shining Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won huge blow Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT “They’ve got other centre-halves they could actually put onto the field if doesn’t like Linedlof is not playing very well.“But to leave McTominay in the back four…it just smells of Jose Mourinho’s third season again.”last_img read more

first_imgThe National Lottery has today appealed to holiday-makers who may have departed Dublin Airport yesterday (Tuesday 3rd July) to check their lottery tickets.The appeal was issued after a EuroMillions Match 5 prize worth almost €45,000 was sold in Terminal 1.If you’re reading this on your phone on Donegal Daily while abroad, then get those tickets out now! The winning Quick Pick ticket was sold at the WH Smith store at Dublin Airport’s Terminal 1 yesterday.The winning ticket came agonisingly close to the €44 million jackpot on offer after missing out on two lucky star numbers (between 1-12).Just last December, the lucky WH Smith store sold a winning Lotto jackpot ticket worth a whopping €5.4 million on Christmas Eve.A National Lottery spokesperson reminded players who are going on holidays to play in advance to ensure that they do not miss out on big jackpots. “What a perfect start to the holidays! The WH Smith shop at Terminal 1 is fast becoming one of our lucky Lottery stores with holiday-makers hoping to scoop a top prize before they jet off. With the holiday season well and truly underway, we remind players that they cannot play National Lottery games while abroad but they can play our draw games such as Lotto and EuroMillions with National Lottery Advance Play in any National Lottery retailer or online at”Chief Executive of the National Lottery, Dermot Griffin has called on holiday makers abroad to carefully check their tickets.“We are at the height of holiday season so it’s incredibly likely that the winning ticket holder is currently lying on a beach somewhere and may be unaware that they have a lottery ticket worth almost €45,000 in their suitcase! We are obviously urging everybody to check their tickets but we are also appealing to people currently in Ireland to contact their loved ones abroad to ensure that they do not miss out on this prize.”The winning EuroMillions numbers were 01, 12, 15, 29, 48 Lucky Stars: 03, 05“Regardless of where the winner is, our message to them is to sign the back of the winning ticket and keep it incredibly safe. They should contact our Prize Claim Team on 01-836 4444 and we will make arrangements for them to collect their prize,” he added. Did you win a cool €45k on Euromillions at Dublin Airport? was last modified: July 4th, 2018 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:abroadDublin Airporteuromillionsholidayslast_img read more

first_imgAbout 10.5% of all South Africans have access to the internet, or 4.59-million people, over a third of them – the majority – aged between 18 and 29.The country has 5.3-million personal computer users, making up 11% of the total population. Its online market is dominated by information and social networking websites, according to web information company Alexa, which lists as the top site, followed by Facebook.The top web brand in South Africa is News24, followed by MSN.South Africa’s online advertising industry is worth R319-million and growing rapidly, online retail generates R688-million in sales, and online air ticket sales R3-billion.There are roughly 26 000 South African blogs, read by over 600 000 people.Sections in this article:Internet access Computer access Online advertising Online retailBlogging in South AfricaRelated articlesUseful links Internet access At the end of 2008 roughly 10.5% of South Africans had access to the internet: a total of 4.59-million local web users, or one in 9 people in a population of 43.79-million. This represents a growth of 12.55%, the biggest since 2001.This is according to Internet Access in South Africa 2008, a report released in March 2008 by World Wide Worx, South Africa’s most authoritative electronic communication research company.South Africa’s web users connect to the internet in four ways:Fixed-line narrow-band dial-up via conventional telephone lines, provided by Telkom Fixed-line broadband via asymmetric digital subscriber line (ADSL) connection, provided by Telkom and a third-party internet service provider (ISP)Wireless broadband via GPRS, 3G or HDSPA technology on cellular-phone networks, provided by local mobile-phone service providers MTN and Vodacom Wireless broadband provided by iBurst, from WBS, and other ISPs.Fixed-line dial-up connection has long been the most-used form of internet access in South Africa, which has lagged behind more developed countries’ uptake of broadband.But broadband is set to take over, especially with Seacom, the first of the major new undersea cables, coming into operation in mid-2009. World Wide Worx predicts that dial-up will be all but phased out at this point – dial-up has already dropped from its peak of 1.08-million in 2004 to 700 000 in 2008. Broadband subscriptions, on the other hand, soared from 818 000 in 2007, to 1 308 000 in 2008; a growth rate of 60%.“Once everyone who is connected is on broadband or high-speed networks, the Internet will come into its own as an environment for business collaboration and personal interaction,” says World Wide Worx managing director Arthur Goldstuck.“Broadband has not yet made a major impact on overall connectivity numbers, even while dramatically increasing the usage of those who are already connected,” adds Goldstuck, who has been tracking the internet market since 1993. “The majority of broadband users are simply migrating up the connectivity food chain, from dial-up to broadband.”Telkom’s ADSL offering has been the main driver of broadband adoption in South Africa for the last four years, but has been overtaken by wireless broadband subscriptions, which now outnumber ADSL by 750 000 to 558 000 in 2008. World Wide Worx predicts that ADSL will continue to be the principal form of connectivity for most broadband users until the latter part of 2009.The study shows that the only broadband offering attracting large numbers of new users, rather than upgrading existing users, is iBurst. Until now the growth of iBurst has been held back by availability, but through its relationship with Vodacom it is expected to make a dramatic impact over the next two years.Internet users According to Nielsens Netratings research, published by the Online Publishers’ Association, the user base is becoming more male-dominated, with 58% of South Africans online in December 2008 being male, as opposed to 55% in December 2007. This represents an increase of 3.2%.The audience is also ageing slightly, with the older demographic groups increasing their share the most; with a 0.6% increase, the 50+ group saw the greatest increase.Some 22% had a degree, 15% a postgraduate degree, and 17% had a household income of over R400 000.Computer access South Africa has 5.3-million personal computer (PC) users, or 11% in a population of 47.85-million – one computer for every nine people.This is according to PC Users in South Africa 2006 , a study released in June 2006 by World Wide Worx.The study was conducted by Arthur Goldstuck and Kirsty Laschinger. Its approach was to move beyond a conventional tally of computer sales to establish how long PCs, laptops and servers remain in use once they have entered the market, and how many are in active use. For the first time, this has provided a clear picture of the size of South Africa’s PC user base.“PCs have a life span ranging three to six years, while laptop computers tend to be used for only up to three years,” says Laschinger, who interviewed most of the country’s major PC manufacturers and distributors for the project.“It was an eye-opener how many vendors of computers expect all users to replace their PCs every two to three years, when the reality is many users ‘sweating their assets’ to get maximum value from the purchase.”Booming sales in PCs mean not only more people using new computers, but also that PCs already in the field remain in use for a longer period, further boosting the user base. But this trend may change once laptop computers overtake desktop PCs in popularity – a real possibility in the next few years.“Laptop computers cannot be upgraded as easily or as cheaply as desktop PCs, so they have a shorter useful life,” says Goldstuck. “You can upgrade a PC bought more than five years ago to accommodate current software, but it’s unlikely you could do that with most laptops. The result is that old laptops are more likely to be discarded than passed on, while old PCs are more likely to have a second life once the user upgrades.”The net result is that booming laptop sales will not have the same cumulative effect on the total user base as do PC sales. Nevertheless, growth will continue, but at a slower pace, in the years to come.Factors that will drive this growth include:Continued strong economic growthThe emergence of the black middle classImproved education levels, including computer literacyThe evolution of the distribution channelImproved affordability of PCs, both as a result of cheaper product and new financing optionsConvergence of voice and dataTechnology improvementsDemand for more server/ storage capability to meet higher levels of corporate governance requirements.Top websitesThe Online Publishers’ Association (OPA) represents South Africa’s top mainstream commercial website publishers.Membership is restricted to internet publishers who:are dedicated to building a sustainable online publishing businesspublish original content on the internetuse online advertising and sponsorship as their primary sources of incomeare committed to best practice in online publishingAccording to the OPA, in the second quarter (April to June) of 2007 the top 20 websites in South Africa were:TOP 20 COMMERCIAL WEBSITESRank Website Publisher Unique browsers Active Reach Media24 980 69021%2MSNMSN705 MWeb647 Interface 593 29213%5HotmailMSN573 Independent Online556 44712%724.comMedia24 487 Media24 289 Media24 260 Primedia Online257 Pages South Africa253 Ananzi238 Trader233 4615%15Mail & Guardian Online M&G Online208 Media24 195 SuperSport Zone187 3694%18women24.comMedia24 178 6104%19The TimesAvusa165 7994%20Junkmail-zaJunkmail164 2274%Source: South African Online Publishers Association Online advertising Online advertising in South Africa grew at the fastest rate of all countries in the English-language world in 2008, and is likely to repeat this performance in 2009. This is according to the Online Media in South Africa 2009 study, conducted by World Wide Worx in collaboration with the OPA.The findings indicate growth of 32% in online advertising in 2008, after 27% growth in 2007. Actual online advertising spend in 2008 reached R319-million, from R240-million the year before. This is in line with a 2006 study by World Wide Worx, which foresaw that online advertising spend would pass R200-million in 2007. The robust growth, according to the study, is indicative of growing confidence in the online medium.OPA chair Adrian Hewlett attributes the growth to three key trends:Increased awareness of the inherent potential of online advertising has resulted in a growing pool of online advertisers;There has been a considerable boost in digital adoption by traditional media buying and creative agencies, as well as new specialist agencies;Additional publishers have entered the market, further promoting the online proposition and maturing the online advertising market.Another interesting trend that has emerged, is that online advertising spend is set to overtake that of the cinema. The growth forecast for 2009 is 32% for online, while advertising growth in cinema will show very little movement.“While online economics in South Africa are different to those of traditional commerce, there is little doubt that a recession in the physical world would make itself felt in the online environment, but the 2009 expectation shows how robust this sector remains,” says Goldstuck.This significant development will further encourage traditional buying agencies to embrace the online medium.The 2008 study also showed that the only other mature Internet market where online advertising appears to be growing faster than South Africa is Brazil. The South American country shows a massive 45% growth for 2008.Other English-speaking markets which traditionally had outpaced South Africa in 2006 and 2007, such as the US, UK, Canada and Australia, declined during in 2008. None managed to achieve 30% growth – growth in the US was a meagre 11% and in the UK growth fell to 22%. Neither country is expected to break through 10% in 2009.Rich media banners – ads that allow the user to interact with them – share top position with the static banner in terms of revenue generating advertising in South Africa.Online retail By the end of 2007, online spending on retail goods in South Africa is expected to have grown by more than 35%, after 33% growth in 2006.The total spent on online retail goods in South Africa in 2007 is expected to be R929-million, up from R688-million in 2006, according to Online Retail in South Africa 2007 , a report released by World Wide Worx in October 2007.These figures exclude the sale of air tickets online, which continue to dwarf the numbers for online retail. The five South African airlines selling tickets online, namely,, Mango, and 1Time between them accounted for R2.3-billion in e-commerce in 2006, almost four times the size of conventional online retail. The figure is expected to rise above R3-billion in 2007.These numbers indicate a dramatic turnaround in online retail in South Africa, which appeared to be stagnating in 2005. The 2006 recovery is being sustained in 2007, with all indications being of even more dramatic growth in 2008.The number of online retail sites has also grown substantially, from 826 in 2005 to 1014 in 2007. This growth has come despite 310 sites – more than a third of those online at the end of 2005 – closing down from 2005 to 2007. However, no less than 498 new sites came online during this time.The online retail market is dominated by 12 sites, which between them account for more than three quarters of online retail sales in South Africa, according to World Wide Worx. They are:The three largest online malls: M-Web Shopping, The eBucks Shop and Digital Mall The two largest online grocers: Pick ‘n Pay Home Shopping and Woolworths The two largest online book retailers: and Exclusive Books The largest online florist: NetFlorist The largest online wine retailer: Cybercellar The largest online electronics store: Digital Planet The largest online health and beauty store: Ascot Direct The largest auction site: Bidorbuy Blogging in South Africa There were a total of 26 197 blogs in South Africa at the end of December 2007, compared with 25 037 blogs just four months before. World Wide Worx research shows that for the period of January to March 2008, the following activity was reported on South African blogs:Number of blogs (December 2007): 26 179Active blogs: 3 789Percent of active blogs: 14.5%Monthly posts for January 2008: 48 120Average monthly page views in 2008: 5 226-millionMonthly page views for January 2008: 10 448-millionThe key moments, says Goldstuck happened in 2007, and they were the launches of Afrigator, the continent’s first blogging aggregator; Amatomu, the first comprehensive tracking service for blogs and bloggers in South Africa; My Digital Life by ITWeb, which put solid commercial resources and interests behind blogging; and The Times, the first mainstream newspaper to embrace blogs and the social networking environment.As a result, he adds, it is clear that blogging is no longer just a fad, as indicated by the explosion of activity that occurred in July and August 2007. This represents a true tipping point for the phenomenon.According to Afrigator, South Africa dominates the African blog space, with nearly three in every five blogs attributable to the country.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articles The media in South AfricaSouth Africa onlineSouth African televisionRadio in South AfricaSouth Africa’s commercial radio stationsSouth Africa’s public broadcasting radio stationsSouth Africa’s community radio stationsUseful links World Wide Worx Online Publishers’ Association Internet access: Telkom MTN Vodacom iBurst Top websites: Mail & Guardian Online Online retail: M-Web Shopping The eBucks Shop Digital Mall Pick ‘n Pay Home Shopping Woolworths Exclusive Books NetFlorist Cybercellar Digital Planet Ascot Direct Bidorbuy Mango 1Time Blogging in South Africa Thought Leader Afrigator Amatomu My Digital Life The Timeslast_img read more