Sasol gets women – and water – wise

December 18, 2019

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first_imgThrough the Women Empowerment Strategy, Sasol’s Nolitha Fakude aims to create a safe and fulfilling work environment for women in the company. (Image: oecd.org)Mining is an adversarial environment for women, says Sasol’s executive vice president Nolitha Fakude. But through the petroleum giant’s Women Empowerment Strategy, she aims to create a safe and fulfilling work environment for women in the company.Nolitha Fakude, CEO Magazine’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government for 2014. (Image: GCIS)When Fakude first took up her post, she set out to clean up Sasol’s water use. It was under her eye that Sasol launched Water Sense, an initiative that aims to implement the company’s water sustainability policies across all its operations around the world. Under her leadership, Sasol had decreased water use from 151-million cubic metres in 2011 to 148-million cubic metres in 2012. And according to Fakude, the company will further improve the way it uses water.last_img read more


Posterous Acquires DIY Digg Site Slinkset

December 17, 2019

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first_imgPosterous co-founder Gary Tan just announced that they’ve acquired fellow Y-Combinator company Slinkset – a Digg / Reddit-style news site with voting capabilities. Says Tan in his blog post, “Slinkset will remain online, and we’ll be working on some crazy awesome stuff to bring the power of Slinkset’s technology and community to your Posterous experience.” The Posterous experience has certainly improved since its initial launch in 2008. In the past few months alone, the company has rolled out a variety of new releases including a faster blog importing tool, group blogging and the ability to add comments from Twitter and Facebook accounts.The Slinkset acquisition, in combination with the use of Facebook and Twitter comments will certainly lower the barrier-to-entry for those interested in starting their own Digg or Reddit sites. Site administrators no longer have to code the voting mechanism, and they can simply choose to keep their site invite-only, open, or they can designate editors. As with its predecessors, Slinkset’s users add submissions and the community votes on their favorites to determine those on the front page. While this may not mean much for these early communities, it’s likely that the front page real estate on a few of these sites will become coveted as readerships increase. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts While both companies are only a year old, the Posterous and Slinkset partnership shows a ton of potential. Because Slinkset is community-managed and allows for CSS customization, and because Posterous is already a popular blogging tool, the two together can easily support niche blogging networks. Individual blogs can be promoted through Facebook and Twitter as well as on the Slinkset niche site, and everything can live on a custom domain for free. This means that there are huge opportunities in health care, parenting, gadgets, green topics and other popular verticals. It will be interesting to see how the companies will monetize, and if their hybrid communities will fill up with passionate contributors or predatory spammers. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups Slinkset appears to be a really great tool for quick set-up of niche voting communities. Some current sites include wedding news, ideas for mobile health applications and a contest to determine the worst song ever. Virgin America has even used Slinkset in their Revolution Takes Flight site to encourage cause-related customer dialogue. last_img read more


Mayweather on why McGregor landed more punches than Pacquiao: ‘I wasn’t counterpunching’

November 30, 2019

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first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Alyssa Valdez headed to Taipei to play for volley club ‘Attack Line’ Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Floyd Mayweather Jr., left, and Conor McGregor pose during a news conference after a super welterweight boxing match Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017, in Las Vegas.  (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)It’s been over two weeks since Floyd Mayweather Jr. kept his unblemished record intact after turning back the UFC’s Conor McGregor in arguably the biggest boxing match this year.Although the 40-year-old future Hall of Famer cruised to victory en route to a 10-round TKO stoppage, boxing aficionados were amazed that McGregor, a boxing neophyte, managed to land a lot of punches against Mayweather’s seemingly impenetrable defense.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony PLAY LIST 00:36Manny Pacquiao part of 2019 SEA Games opening ceremony00:50Trending Articles01:49Pacquiao to Mayweather: Want fans to stop asking for rematch? Then fight me again01:37Protesters 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 Pacquiao commends McGregor, Mayweather As it turns out, the UFC Lightweight Champion fared better on hitting the evasive fighter than some of the biggest  names in boxing—including the likes of Manny Pacquiao, Shane Mosley and Miguel Cotto.In a recent footage from FightHype.com and relayed by MMA Fighting, Mayweather downplayed McGregor’s high striking success rate and said it was a result of him wanting to give fans a show.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 shutout“That’s because I wasn’t counter-punching and boxing,” the recently retired fighter explained.“The reason why he probably landed a higher percentage or landed more shots than those guys was because I was coming straight ahead, I was barely moving, knocking his shots down a little bit and just breaking him down.” BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next LATEST STORIES WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “Money” also bared that he played coy in the earlier rounds and went with an aggressive approach in the latter ones, as advised by his team.“That was the game plan, let him shoot everything,” he said. “I know he was gonna shoot shots from awkward positions, but the game plan was to dig into the body with good shots, hit him with left hooks, hit him with straight right hands and keep walking towards him, keep pressing him and pushing him back.”His scheme proved to be effective, as Mayweather got his first finish in six years, after last knocking out Victor Ortiz in 2011.“I could have just stayed on the outside, out-boxed him and counter-punched him, and probably still stop him down the stretch, but that’s not what I wanted to do,” the brash fighter said. “I wanted to press and push him.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


PBA D-League: Arvin Tolentino’s double-double leads Wangs past Trinity

November 27, 2019

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first_imgArvin Tolentino leads Wangs Basketball. PBA IMAGESMANILA, Philippines—Wangs Basketball gave The Masterpiece Clothing-Trinity University of Asia a hard pounding for the  89-69 win in the 2019 PBA D-League Thursday at Ynares Sports Arena.Arvin Tolentino continuously drilled the White Stallions’ defense to the tune of 13 points while also banging bodies underneath to grab 10 rebounds.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss FEU-Diliman bags 9th straight UAAP juniors football title Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES View comments US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes “We’re very happy because I really saw the effort of my players and all of hard work ultimately paid off,” said Wangs head coach Pablo Lucas in Filipino.Tolentino and Daryl Singontiko waxed hot for the Couriers as the twosome exploded for 23 points to give their team a 67-47 lead in the third quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesAxel Iñigo filled the stat sheets for Wangs with 12 points, six rebounds, and four assists while Radge Tongco had his own moments with 13 points five assists, and three rebounds.Michael Canete led Trinity with 19 points and 10 boards. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more


Meet the Volunteer of the Year Award nominees

November 7, 2019

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first_imgThe 2016 Volunteer of the Year AwardTouch Football Australia has countless volunteers who dedicate their time across the country to make significant contributions to our Touch Football family.To celebrate and recognise these contributions, for the second year running Touch Football Australia will award the Volunteer of the Year Award to one of our highly valued volunteers.  Each State and Territory were asked to nominate one individual to be considered for the TFA Volunteer of the Year for 2016, as well as two nominees from a National Level.Nominations were to be considerate of their exceptional service to the sport and that have made a notable and measurable contribution and difference in their respective communities.The nominees for the 2016 TFA Volunteer of the Year Award were:Benjamin Dempsey – Western Australia “Ben is a key driver of the TFA Values and these are consistently showcased in his work throughout Touch Football”. Read more  Klaire Carrick – Tasmania “Klaire is seen as a role model and leader among the team and other volunteers”. Read moreBen Cooper – NSW “Ben’s commitment to our sport is shown in the great pride, professionalism and integrity that he delivers our product with”. Read more Megan Harapa and Mel Jones – National “Megan and Mel are consistently a beacon for everything that Touch Football Australia looks for and values in a volunteer”. Read more  Graeme Clancy – Queensland “He has single handedly given children/adults with special needs’ opportunities through our sport which have never been previously available”. Read more  Sean Harvey – ACT “His level of involvement at both a junior and senior level shows his commitment to the delivery and sustainability of the sport within the ACT”. Read more  Greg Mason – Victoria “One of the most trusted and esteemed members of the community and for all these reasons and more has been nominated for this award”. Read more The winner will be announced at 3.00pm today; good luck to our nominees! You are each extremely valued and respected members of our Touch Football family. We are very excited for this opportunity and the chance to formally thank and reward you all as individuals who are truly committed to our sport. Related Filesvoy_nomination_-_ben_dempsey-pdfvoy_nomination_-_klaire_carrick-pdfvoy_nomination_-_megan_harapa_and_mel_jones-pdfvoy_nomination_-_ben_cooper-pdfvoy_nomination_-_graeme_clancy-pdfvoy_nomination_-_sean_harvey-pdfvoy_nomination_-_greg_mason-pdfRelated LinksMeet the VOY nomineeslast_img read more


10 months agoArsenal, Everton target Samuel Chukwueze admits Premier League contact

October 28, 2019

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first_imgArsenal, Everton target Samuel Chukwueze admits Premier League contactby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveVillarreal winger Samuel Chukwueze is leaving the door open to a move to England.While a target for Atletico Madrid, Chukwueze is also being linked with Arsenal and Everton.”I have a contract with Villarreal that ends in the summer and the club knows what to do. I can confirm that there are some clubs interested – the best English teams, but for Atlético Madrid I’m not sure, really,” he said. “Then, we’ll just keep our fingers crossed and see what happens. For now, the focus is still for me to help the club.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more


Zeke Responds To Criticism: “I Guess I’m The Big Bad Wolf Now”

October 27, 2019

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first_imgFollowing Ohio State’s loss to Michigan State on Saturday night, Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott made some headlines after criticizing his coaching staff for its play-calling against the Spartans. Since, he’s been receiving a great deal of criticism – many have even suggested that he be benched for the team’s game against Michigan this Saturday.Well, Zeke has responded on Twitter. First, he retweeted a number of quotes that reflect his interview in a more positive light. He then joked that he’s now the “big bad wolf.” Clearly, he thinks he’s being treated a bit unfairly.ezekiel elliott tweets after postgame interviewI guess I’m the big bad wolf now lol— EzekielElliott#⃣1⃣5⃣ (@EzekielElliott) November 22, 2015Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer hasn’t addressed Elliott’s comments yet – but we imagine he will during his weekly press conference Monday. We’ll find out then if there will be any punishment.last_img read more


RCMP government skip community meeting on police oversight in Iqaluit

October 14, 2019

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first_imgKent DriscollAPTN National NewsDespite months of notice, members of the RCMP and the territorial government skipped a community meeting in Iqaluit to discuss police oversight in Nunavut.About 40 members of the community gathered in Iqaluit’s soup kitchen for a meeting organized by local journalist Thomas Rohner, and featured Senator Kim Pate, a long time prisoners advocate, and Tamara Fairchild from the Legal Services Board of Nunavut.The role of Nunavut’s RCMP has been under fire in recent months, as the number of police shootings has increased.Members of Nunavut’s RCMP have shot and killed three people in the last six months.The latest shooting occurred May when police shot and killed Jeremy Nivviaq in Hall Beach, NU.Ottawa Police have been called in the investigate the shooting.The results of the investigation will not be released to the public.To date, no Mountie has been charged or disciplined for any of the shootings.The other men shot and killed in Nunavut in recent months are Charles Qirngnirq, 21 who was killed in Gjoa Haven Dec. 19, 2016. And a 20-year-old man in Pond Inlet who died in March, 2017. Police are not releasing the man’s name or whether officers shot him or he killed himself.In February, an Iqaluit drunk driver received a lesser sentence because he was assaulted by RCMP.Two recent cases of men being beaten by RCMP in their cells on video were dismissed by the Ottawa Police Service, the outside police brought in when Nunavut RCMP need to be investigated.Former Premier Paul Okalik has called for a different agency to investigate RCMP, and the Justice Department is currently studying their options, with no clear goal or timeline established. Nunavut’s Justice Department is the contractor for Nunavut’s RCMP, and the outside force chosen is their decision.Nunavut’s RCMP cited a scheduling conflict as the reason they were not in attendance – and the Government of Nunavut Justice Department responded in writing.“We will not be attending this meeting given the need to first complete the work the Department of Justice is currently undertaking on this issue… we are intending to commence community engagement and public discussion of this matter in due course.”Even without the Justice Department, the meeting was almost entirely comprised of community engagement and public discussion. Rohner acted as host, and explained a recent study from the Civilian Review and Complaints Commission for the RCMP.The study explains different methods for police oversight, ranging from completely internal to completely done by civilians.This work is new, and Rohner sees an opportunity for Nunavut to lead.“There’s a huge lack of data, a lack of information. That means policy makers are operating in a black box. They’re at a point now where it is trial and error. Because of that, Nunavut has the opportunity to forge its own path, instead of justcopying what they find in other jurisdictions,” said Rohner.Fairchild explained to the crowd how the Legal Services Board of Nunavut helps those charged with a crime, reminding the audience of some of their rights when dealing with police.“You have the right to call a lawyer. I’m a lawyer and if I was arrested, I would call a lawyer. If you’re detained, the question you should have for police is ‘are you free to go’? If you’re not free to go, you’re being detained, and have the right to speak with a lawyer,” said Fairchild.Senator Pate is the former executive director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies, a group that helps women transition from prison to life outside. She called for more local involvement in correctional choices.“When I was at the jails today, I asked how many non-Inuit were jailed. I was told, most times, there’s nobody but Inuit in the jails here,” said Pate. “It seems to me that the overlay of the system means that those who have come to develop those systems, develop them in what appears to be an equal fashion. But in fact, it’sa completely unequal application, because not everybody is starting on the same foot.”Once the formal part of the presentation was over, the floor was opened for discussion, and two translators tried to translate their culture as well as their words. Mary Wilman and Elisapi Aningmiuq were in attendance, and volunteered to translate after seeing some unilingual elders in the back of the room.After translating, both were urged to speak, providing a long view of Inuit history and of the City of Iqaluit.Aningmiuq told the crowd about the Inuit experience in Iqaluit, where the system can seem overwhelming.“For us, for Inuit, it’s very intimidating to go to the correctional facility, it’s even intimidating to even go to an office sometimes,” said Aningmiuq. “It’s even intimidating to make a phone call. If they say ‘there’s no one here to answer your call at the moment, if it is an unilingual Inuk, they may have no idea what you’re talking about.”Wilman is a former Iqaluit mayor and a longtime Iqaluit resident.Frustration with repeated processes, and disregarding the previous ones, is always a relevant topic at Iqaluit community meetings.“It’s been 40 or 50 years we’ve been talking about these topics. It’s like a broken record, to me. 20 years ago, I was a facilator, and there were wonderful suggestions made at that time,” said Wilman. [email protected]last_img read more


Ohio State mens lacrosse looking to simplify things against Marquette

September 28, 2019

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Senior goalkeeper Greg Dutton watches from the goal during a game against Robert Morris Feb. 1 at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. OSU won, 11-7.Credit: Ryan Robey / For The LanternThe Ohio State men’s lacrosse team (0-2) is looking to turn things around.Following back-to-back overtime losses to start the season, the team is set to return to Columbus Saturday to take on the Marquette Golden Eagles.Coming away from Jacksonville, Fla., after falling to Massachusetts, 12-11, in overtime as part of the Moe’s Southwest Grill Classic, OSU coach Nick Myers said there is no time to hit the reset button.“Two tough losses, no doubt,” Myers said. “Coming up short is tough, but we are really just focused on the next task at hand which is Marquette on Saturday.”Marquette (1-1), which is in its second year as a Division I program, is coming off arguably its biggest win to date after knocking off Hofstra, 11-9, on the road in Hempstead, N.Y.OSU senior defenseman Joe Meurer said the Buckeyes have to focus on improving their communication in order to limit Marquette’s chances this weekend.“Obviously giving up 12 goals (in the loss to UMass) is not a staple of our defense, so we need to improve there,” Meurer said. “It’s just continuing to develop a chemistry on the defensive end and knowing when to slide.”One area that has been a concern early in the season for OSU — which also fell to Johns Hopkins, 10-9, Feb. 9 in triple overtime — has been its special teams, as they are 0-9 with the man-up advantage through two games. The early season struggles come after scoring 46 percent of the time in the same situation last season, good for fourth in the nation.“We have to simplify things,” Myers said. “We have gotten a number of different looks from different teams … it’s just settling into some basic different sets that we have, identifying areas that we think we can capitalize off of, and having an answer when we see different looks.”Another aspect that should be key for the Buckeyes throughout the rest of the season is evening up their faceoff percentage.Losing one of the best faceoff players in the country last season in Trey Wilkes (13th in the country at 58 percent), OSU has struggled to find a permanent replacement, going 13-51 against Johns Hopkins and UMass.“We are 25 percent at the X right now which isn’t stellar at all,” senior defenseman Dominic Imbordino said. “We definitely want to get that number up and get our offense the ball more, but right now we are trying to find an identity there and I think it’s going to turn around soon.”This is slated to be the second all-time meeting between the Buckeyes and the Golden Eagles as they met last year in Marquette’s first ever game as a Division I school, with OSU walking away with the 18-8 victory.Game time for the Buckeyes and the Golden Eagles is set for Saturday at noon at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center. read more


Football Hooker looking to overcome injury before 2017 NFL season

September 28, 2019

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Former OSU safety Malik Hooker speaks during the 2017 NFL Combine in Indianapolis on March 5. Credit: Ashley Nelson | Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — The Malik Hooker success story at Ohio State was nearly complete. The former three-star recruit, replacing 2016 second-round NFL Draft pick Vonn Bell, took full advantage of his opportunity, intercepting seven passes and returning three for touchdowns in the 2016 season. His performance propelled the safety up NFL team draft boards.But on Nov. 26, during the Buckeyes’ 30-27 overtime win against Michigan, he injured himself, requiring hip labrum and sports hernia surgeries. Despite his rising draft stock, Hooker never considered skipping the Fiesta Bowl.“That was never a thought,” Hooker said at the Indiana Convention Center on Sunday during the NFL combine. “Just because I put too much work in with those guys. It would be like I’m letting them down.”He said the injury hurt, but joked about taking six ibuprofen tablets prior to his team’s bowl game. “As the game went on, it was something that I wasn’t paying attention to. I was just going out there trying to compete and get the win for the team,” Hooker said.Hooker had surgery on Jan. 16 and looks to return for rookie minicamp in July. He did not need to have the procedure done but opted to since he felt he would be fully recovered for rookie minicamp. “I just felt like, in order for me to go out there and compete with the best of the best in the National Football League, I felt like it was what was necessary because I wasn’t 100 percent or nowhere near it. I was probably about 78 percent,” Hooker said.Due to his recent surgery, teams were unable to check on Hooker’s leg. They focused on his upper body instead, according to the safety.Though he said he played through the injuries without much worry, NFL teams might proceed with a much more cautious approach. In ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr.’s latest mock draft, Hooker is projected at the seventh overall pick. Last year’s seventh pick, San Francisco 49ers defensive end DeForest Buckner, earned a contract guaranteeing him over $18 million.Hooker believes NFL teams should overlook his injury and focus on his play at OSU.“I wouldn’t really pay no mind into that,” Hooker said. “Just simply because the film says what it says.”Hooker isn’t alone at the combine. He, along with seven former teammates including defensive backs Marshon Lattimore and Gareon Conley, are in Indianapolis. But unlike Lattimore and Conley, he will not take part in on-field drills and workouts.With the triumvirate of former starting OSU defensive backs heading to the NFL, three starting spots in the Buckeyes defensive backfield open. Hooker believes the replacements will be special once again next season.“It’s the culture of the program. We build, we reload,” Hooker said.The combine wraps up on Monday as defensive backs, sans Hooker, work out on the field. The 2017 NFL Draft will begin on April 27 in Chicago. read more