Leeds lining up emergency loan deal for out-of-favour Premier League striker

first_imgLeeds United are among the clubs hopeful of agreeing an emergency loan deal for Norwich outcast Kyle Lafferty.The 28-year-old has made just one Premier League appearance all season – as a 77th-minute substitute in Norwich’s 2-1 defeat to Leicester in October – and looks no closer to securing a regular place in Alex Neil’s first team.The striker is a key member of the Northern Ireland team and wants to play first-team football in the lead up to the summer’s European Championships – but failed to secure a move away during the January window.However, it is now likely that he will move away once the loan window opens next week and there are no shortage of clubs hoping to land the talented striker.Lafferty, who has already spent time at FC Sion, Palermo and Rizespor during a nomadic career, is a target for Leeds boss Steve Evans and the Yorkshire side are reportedly lining up a loan offer. Northern Ireland star Kyle Lafferty 1last_img read more

Brand South Africa launches the CEOs Know Campaign

first_imgBrand South Africa launches the CEOs Know Campaign Johannesburg, Monday 05 March 2018 –  Inspired by the need to build a positive  reputation for South Africa, Brand South Africa – the official marketing agency of the country , will today launch a digital campaign called CEO’s Know.The campaign is in  collaboration with Business Leadership South Africa  and will run for six weeks, with an objective of positioning South Africa as in ideal investment destination. The CEOs Know Campaign will feature various CEO’s from  multinational corporations based in South Africa, who will share insights behind their continued investment into South Africa.The campaign features amongst others, South African Tourism CEO, Mr Sisa Ntshona; the Johannesburg Stock Exchange CEO, Ms Nicky Newton-King; MD and Partner of Goldman Sachs South Africa, Mr Colin Coleman; Executive Head of Anglo American South Africa, Mr Andile Sangqu; CEO of Shell Companies South Africa, Mr Hloniphizwe Mtolo, as well as Toyota South Africa Motors CEO and President, Mr Andrew Kirby.The campaign will probe into the overarching question ‘why invest in South Africa’ – and will showcase inspiring stories as  told by the respective CEOs, who uncover facts that are not  commonly known about investing in South Africa, thereby highlighting South Africa’s competitive strengths as an attractive foreign investment destination.Commenting on the campaign, Brand South Africa’s CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela said: “This campaign comes at a time which sees private and public sector in collaborative efforts to strengthen  and accelerate  progress in building a more prosperous and equitable South Africa.“For this campaign, we took a word of mouth approach with private sector CEOs, as it is a critical indicator in influencing business decisions to invest in any country. This translates to how their respective organisations then contribute and respond to South Africa’s economic growth and development”.Follow the conversation on  #CompetitiveSAlast_img read more

How to Sell Green Homes

first_imgA video tour shows just what buyers need to see to appreciate sustainability It’s easy to showcase attractive trim packages, high-quality kitchen cabinets, and granite countertops, but how do you show off green features, such as tight envelope, good air quality, and water efficiency? These are the hidden things you don’t see in a finished home, and they’re often hard for a customer to buy in to. This video shows a special room that Pulte Homes Las Vegas adds to each of its sales offices to give potential buyers a closer look into these hidden features. This _Quality Construction Center_, has transparent wall and ceiling panels that give a behind-the-scenes look at blown-in cellulose insulation and sealed ductwork; thermometers compare temperature differences between the conditioned space and the relatively cool attic to demonstrate how well the insulation actually performs; and a hands-on display lets buyers feel how well the low-e glass holds back the summer heat. Pulte Las Vegas has incorporated the Environments for Living program to position itself as a leader in energy-efficient, environmentally friendly home building. And they put their money where their mouth is they have an energy-bill guarantee on all their new EFL homes.More InformationMore about Pulte Homes Las Vegas: Efficiency in the Desertlast_img read more

Afridi’s Mad Army

first_imgThe Pakistan cricket team has more zany characters in one side than the rest of World Cup teams put together. The word’s out: Shahid Afridi’s green brigade might lift the glittering trophy on April 2 in Mumbai. Wasim Akram, a former Pakistan captain, has called it cricket’s incomparable madness. The side has won two matches on the trot, deflating former champions Sri Lanka on their home ground.Occasional prayers on the field, fights over who will bowl the opening spell, community dinners (and lunches on rest days), special supplications to avoid India in the quarter-finals, bans on shopping and nights-out as well as sudden checks on usage of handsets has left the team with just one focus, one target – Returning to their embattled country with the Cup.A look at their eleven: Shahid AfridiCaptain ControlAllah is maalik for anything and everything. That does not stop Shahid Afridi, 31, from being a control freak. He has told his family that he will return only with the World Cup and refuses to let his players’ whims get in the way. He has led from the front and believes he is one of world’s top batsmen. But his batsmen often cannot run fast enough between the wickets and his bowlers are confused about who will get the first ball to start the day. Afridi’s balm is his favourite song, 18 Till I Die by Bryan Adams.Bookies’ Bad BoyThe left-arm spinner could not make an impact against Sri Lanka. Abdur Rehman, 31, just got one wicket and dropped catches. He is already on the scanner of coach Waqar Younus and manager Intikhab Alam and, of course, Afridi. That doesn’t bother Rehman because he never watches the replays. His only worry is that he is hated by the bookies in Pakistan-they call him the bad boy-who doubt the dropped catches against Sri Lanka.advertisementMohammad HafeezThe Hidden TalentHe is an opener, needs his partner, luck and Allah to win the day, especially after his disastrous run out against Sri Lanka. His team mates may think otherwise, but Mohammad Hafeez, 30, considers himself the most valuable player in the side. He has told Afridi that he has a marvellous all-round technique as a right-hand batsman and a right-arm off-spin bowler. Afridi did not care to reply or argue.Wrong NumberPakistan expects Umar Gul, 26, to get the early wickets. Prayer and pressure are constant companions of one of Pakistan’s craftiest seam bowlers. His true love seems to be his hair. His teammates joke that he is constantly looking for Shoaib Akhtar’s shampoo. At the moment he is getting more wickets than the other hair lover, Shoaib Akhtar.Shoaib AkhtarThe Nightwatchman No nights out, just chuck those fireballs. Shoaib Akhtar, 35, has to prove to both fast bowling legend Wasim Akram and coach Waqar Younis that he is Pakistan’s best bet. But some of his friends in India-including Shahrukh Khan and Karan Johar-have told him to enjoy life. Which may be why, in his last moment under the sun, breaking the curfew in Bangladesh, Akhtar took Kamran Akmal for a night out.Face of the NationMisbah-ul-Haq, 36, must get the runs for the side. Pressure mounted on him right from the day the team boarded a flight for Dhaka for the opening ceremony. When he walks out to bat, he just sees the wicket and prays that it doesn’t get hit. He keeps a dartboard with Joginder Sharma’s photo pasted on it. Sharma took the catch of him that defeated Pakistan in 2007. He may be a bit overweight but resents being called an aloo.Younis KhanKhan DoHe is Pakistan’s answer to India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Australia’s Ricky Ponting. Younis Khan, 33, must score runs, otherwise he could face the isi on return. He wants to be subtle and stylish like Rahul Dravid but the team management is wary of fielding him for any press conference. Once in India, when a scribe asked him if he was happy about Indian hospitality, he said he did not go to any hospital. He often smiles when the team is on the verge of defeat. He is visiting a hair specialist to check his receding hairline.Smiling AssassinNervous to the core, the snappy wicket-keeper wants to earn money by writing columns. The problem is that he does not know how to write. Kamran Akmal, 29, has offered his phone number to friendly journalists for quotes. Afridi has asked him to slow down behind the stumps as his antics reminded him of Paksitan’s cricket maverick, Javed Miandad. He has compared him to India’s Kiran More. When Akmal was offered a toothpaste ad, the bet was on how many teeth he would show.advertisementUmar AkmalThe Little BrotherHe watches his brother Kamran perform, and then tries to imitate. Umar Akmal’s world revolves around Kamran. The 20-year-old wants to smile like Kamran, specially when Afridi scolds him, which is often. There were question marks hanging over his inclusion in the playing xi prior to the World Cup, but his fireworks against Kenya have earned him a new name, pocket dynamite.Hide and SeekHe is the double delivery man in the side. Abdul Razzaq, 31, must get big scores every time Pakistan bats and also pick up early wickets. Otherwise his enemies will force the Pakistan Cricket Board to drop him from the national team. The most interesting thing about this all-rounder is that he vanishes from the scene for years and the re-appears with amazing regularity. He hates the pressure of saving the team but has told his mates that he can live with it.Ahmed ShehzaadPraying on DangerAhmed Shehzad, 20, prays five times before stepping out. Australian captain Ricky Ponting is his idol. Someone asked him what he likes most in Ponting, pat came the reply, “aggression.” Shehzad is now learning the trick of breaking tv sets with his gloves. He attributes his brilliant fielding to Ponting who recently broke an lcd tv screen with his gloves. Shehzad has been often seen targeting tv screens with his gloves and that’s the secret behind his sharp throws. He is also proud of his series-winning performance against New Zealand in February.last_img read more

Stars Attend 2017 World of Children Hero Awards

first_imgLast week, World of Children, a global recognition and funding organization for individuals exclusively serving the needs of vulnerable children, held the 2017 World of Children Hero Awards at Montage Beverly Hills.Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski at 2017 World of Children Hero AwardsCredit/Copyright: Randy Shropshire, Getty Images for World of ChildrenHosted by {celebrity:Brooke Burke-Charvet, the evening recognized four extraordinary individuals for their work with children in various parts of the world. Funds raised at the event will benefit the World of Children Honorees to continue their outstanding work with children.Brooke Burke-Charvet at 2017 World of Children Hero AwardsCredit/Copyright: Randy Shropshire, Getty Images for World of ChildrenAttendees at the event included Amanda Seyfried (The Last Word) and husband Thomas Sadoski (Life in Pieces), Award Presenter Lily Aldridge Followill (World of Children Ambassador, Honorary Chair), Emcee Brooke Burke-Charvet (Actress, TV Personality, and CEO of ModernMom) with husband David Charvet and their daughter Rain Charvet and son Shaya Charvet, Award Presenter Alyssa Milano(Actress, Producer, Entertainer, Philanthropist) with husband Dave Bugliari, Rachel Roy (Fashion Designer, Honorary Chair) with her daughters Ava Dash and Tallulah Dash, Honorary Speaker Caryl M. Stern (President and CEO – U.S. Fund for UNICEF), Kay Isaacson Leibowitz and Harry Leibowitz (World of Children Co-Founders, Event Co-Chairs), Award Presenter Cade Hudson (CAA Agent, Honorary Chair), David Salzman (Producer, Honorary Chair), Heidi Nahser-Fink (James Banks Design Co-Founder & Designer), Veronica Grazer (Honorary Chair, Board Member), and more.Alyssa Milano at 2017 World of Children Hero AwardsCredit/Copyright: Randy Shropshire, Getty Images for World of Childrenlast_img read more

JUNE CRAVETV HIGHLIGHTS IM DYING UP HERE THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS and BECOMING

first_imgThis June, CraveTV dials up the heat with all-new powerhouse programming from SHOWTIME, plus fresh content for #iCraveFridays including the debut of CLASS. New series, documentaries, specials that begin streaming June 1 include:Season 5 of the Emmy® and Golden Globe®-winning drama series HOMELAND begins streaming Thursday, June 1. Season 5 picks up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Emmy, Screen Actors Guild, and Golden Globe award winner Clarie Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief, as finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist.From Canadian comic icon Jim Carrey, and starring Academy Award®-winner Melissa Leo (TREME), the new SHOWTIME series I’M DYING UP HERE is set during the heyday of Hollywood’s stand-up scene. Premiering on Sunday, June 4 at 10 p.m. ET, the series explores L.A.’s famed ‘70s stand-up comedy scene where the careers of legends such as David Letterman, Jay Leno, and Richard Pryor flourished, as many comedians bare-knuckled their way for a chance to make it on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show. The premiere episode is now available as a sneak preview.Following an immensely anticipated debut on May 21, TWIN PEAKS, the new must-see television event of the year, continues with new episodes in June, Sunday nights at 9 p.m. ET.“A lavishly erotic return to original madness” opines The Globe and Mail’s John Doyle about the series, while The Toronto Star’s Debra Yeo says “Lynch is still more than capable of confounding and unsettling us”.Season 1 of the sci-fi drama series CLASS, a spin-off of the hit DOCTOR WHO, begins streaming Friday, June 9. Centred around Coal Hill Academy, CLASSfollows the day-to-day adventures of the students coping with intrusions from space and time. Starring Greg Austin (MR. SELFRIDGE) as Charlie, Fady Elsayed (THE ALIENS) as Ram, Sophie Hopkins as April, and Vivian Oparah as Tanya.Fresh off its recent world premiere at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival, BECOMING CARY GRANT debuts Friday, June 9 at 9 p.m. ET. Using words and insights from his unpublished autobiography and new discovered personal footage, the documentary unveils the intimate story of Archie Leach, the man behind the mask of the beloved and charming Hollywood legend known as Cary Grant.An unprecedented television event, THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS is a four-hour documentary series featuring a series of revealing interviews between Oscar®-winning writer and director Oliver Stone and Russian president Vladimir Putin. Debuting Monday, June 12 at 9 p.m. ET, four one-hour episodes stream over four consecutive nights.From executive producer Mark Wahlberg (BOARDWALK EMPIRE, ENTOURAGE) and starring Ryan Phillippe (DAMAGES), Season 1 of the drama series SHOOTER begins streaming Friday, June 16. Based on the 2007 film of the same name, the series centres around former Marine sniper Bob Lee Swagger (Phillippe), an elite marksman living in exile after retiring from the military.CraveTV celebrates the 150th anniversary of Canadian confederation with the two-hour crowd-sourced special CANADA IN A DAY, created entirely from videos made by Canadians over the course of 24 hours, reflecting the thoughts, hopes, and lives of our countrymen and women from coast-to-coast-to-coast. The special premieres Friday, June 30, just in time for Canada Day.#iCraveFridays continues in June with: HBO documentaries QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT and the Lena Dunham-produced SUITED; all 17 episodes of the HBO sports talk series ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS; MASTERCHEF CANADA, Season 4; Season 6 of the supernatural hit series TEEN WOLF; Season 1 of Comedy Central’s adult animated series LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS; James Corden’s all-new THE LATE LATE SHOW CARPOOL KARAOKE PRIMETIME SPECIAL featuring Carpool Karaoke and Toddlerography segments; Season 4 of the super-charged superhero drama series MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.; sports special RIDING THE TOUR DE FRANCE: LIVIN’ THE DREAM; the Christmas special, DOCTOR WHO: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO; and more..SHOWTIME SERIES & DOCUMENTARIES: @CraveTVCanada Facebook Instagram Advertisement LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img Login/Register With: HOMELAND, Season 5 (June 1)TWIN PEAKS, Part 5 (June 4 @ 9 p.m. ET)I’M DYING UP HERE, Season 1, Episode 1 (June 4 @ 10 p.m. ET)BECOMING CARY GRANT (June 9 @ 9 p.m. ET)TWIN PEAKS, Part 6 (June 11 @ 9 p.m. ET)I’M DYING UP HERE, Season 1, Episode 2 (June 11 @ 10 p.m. ET)THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, Part 1 (June 12 @ 9 p.m. ET)THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, Part 2 (June 13 @ 9 p.m. ET)THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, Part 3 (June 14 @ 9 p.m. ET)THE PUTIN INTERVIEWS, Part 4 (June 15 @ 9 p.m. ET)TWIN PEAKS, Part 7 (June 18 @ 9 p.m. ET)I’M DYING UP HERE, Season 1, Episode 3 (June 18 @ 10 p.m. ET)TWIN PEAKS, Part 8 (June 25 @ 9 p.m. ET)I’M DYING UP HERE, Season 1, Episode 4 (June 25 @ 10 p.m. ET)CraveTV ORIGINAL SERIES:CASUAL, Season 3, Episode 5 (June 6)CASUAL, Season 3, Episode 6 (June 13)CASUAL, Season 3, Episode 7 (June 20)CASUAL, Season 3, Episode 8 (June 27)#ICRAVEFRIDAYS:MASTERCHEF CANADA, Season 4 (June 2)TEEN WOLF, Season 6 (June 2)LEGENDS OF CHAMBERLAIN HEIGHTS, Season 1 (June 2)QUINCY JONES: BURNING THE LIGHT (June 2)CLASS, Season 1 (June 9)THE LATE LATE SHOW CARPOOL KARAOKE PRIMETIME SPECIAL (June 9)SHOOTER, Season 1 (June 16)MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D., Season 4 (June 16)SUITED (June 23)ANY GIVEN WEDNESDAY WITH BILL SIMMONS, Season 1 (June 23)RIDING THE TOUR DE FRANCE: LIVIN’ THE DREAM (June 30)DOCTOR WHO SEASON 9 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL: THE RETURN OF DOCTOR MYSTERIO (June 30)SPOTLIGHT ON CANADA:MASTERCHEF CANADA, Season 4 (June 2)CANADA IN A DAY (June 30)CraveTV EXCLUSIVE FIRST LOOKS:SAVING HOPE, Season 5, Episode 10 (June 7 @ 9 p.m. ET)SAVING HOPE, Season 5, Episode 11 (June 14 @ 9 p.m. ET)SAVING HOPE, Season 5, Episode 11 (June 21 @ 9 p.m. ET)SAVING HOPE, Season 5, Episode 13 (June 28 @ 9 p.m. ET)LAST CHANCE PROGRAMMING:SHARK CLANS (June 1)PROOF, Season 1 (June 16)THE 2016 IHEART RADIO MMVAS (June 18)HOW TO BUILD A VOLCANO (June 29).Social Media links Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

I have an ache in my heart for my son that will

first_imgAPTN National NewsThe family members of a five year-old boy who was shot dead in an Alberta reserve while he slept say they cannot forgive Ethan Yellowbird’s killers.The family attended the court date for the three youths charged with killing Yellowbird.APTN National News reporter Noemi LoPinto has this story.last_img

Seaplane brings new airlift to Freeport from Florida

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #SeaplanebringsnewairlifttoGB Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, October 23, 2017 – Grand Bahama – New airlift for Grand Bahama Island is coming in an eight-seater seaplane and it is being rolled out as an initiative to provide more commercial flights through Port St Lucie in South Florida.Treasure Coast International Airport Director, John Waitrak is quoted in an article from last Wednesday saying the amphibious aircraft will leave the Causeway Cove Marina on Fridays and Sundays for Grand Bahama, adding that the link to The Bahamas will open up the islands and the Caribbean to the Treasure Coast region.Fly the Whale, a NY based airline company is to run the flights.#MagneticMediaNews#SeaplanebringsnewairlifttoGB Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

PM Minnis Speaks At The Austin Technology Council Texas Association of Business

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#UnitedStates, January 24, 2018, Texas  – Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Hubert A. Minnis was the guest speaker at the Austin Technology Council/Texas Association of Business forum, Austin, Texas, on Monday, January 22, 2018.   The Prime Minister and delegation are currently visiting Texas to identify foreign investment and business opportunities.The delegation attending with Prime Minister are: The Hon. Darren Henfield, Minister of Foreign Affairs; Senator the Hon. James Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama; Cornelius Smith, Non-Resident Ambassador-Designate for Central American States; Joshua Sears, Senior Policy Advisor, Office of the Prime Minister. Also, His Excellency Sidney Collie, Bahamas Ambassador to the United States, Linda Mackey, Consul General; Lynden Rose, Honorary Consul, Houston, Texas who joined delegation in Austin, Texas; Yontalay Bowe, Photographer/Social Media, Terry Archer/Protocol Officer, Miami; and Kirk Bastian, Aide to the Prime Minister.Release: BIS Related Items: [Photos/Yontalay Bowe, Photographer/Social Media] Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Photo CaptionsHeader: Senator Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Grand Bahama (left) Prime Minister Minnis; Jeff Moseley CEO, Texas Association of Business; and Lynden Rose, Honorary Consul, Houston, Texas.Insert: Prime Minister Minnis Addresses the Business Forumlast_img read more

Will US News Weekly Work

first_imgU.S. News & World Report—having lost its status as a newsweekly in print—has launched a weekly digital magazine called U.S. News Weekly.”I don’t think the newsweekly concept’s outdated,” editor Brian Kelly told Portfolio. “I think it’s the delivery method that’s outdated.”But it remains to be seen if the concept—regardless of the delivery method—will work. Through June 2008, U.S. News saw its circulation fall 10.1 percent to 1.83 million, or about 170,000 copies short of its 2 million rate base guarantee.U.S. News Weekly will be delivered as a downloadable PDF and carries an annual subscription fee of $19.95 (a trial four-issue subscription is available for $3.95). Print subscribers to U.S. News will be able to download the digital edition for free, the publisher said. Sections in digital magazine, produced in partnership with Zinio, include “The Week in Washington,” “The Presidency,” “Washington Whispers” and “Blog Buzz”—repurposed content from U.S. News’ Thomas Jefferson Street blog.In November, U.S. News & World Report said it would scale back its print frequency to monthly.In 2008, U.S. News saw ad pages fall a staggering 32.4 percent, according to Publishers Information Bureau figures. It was the biggest year-over-year loss of any other title in the ailing newsweekly category.last_img read more