49ers Kyle Shanahan gives vote of confidence to defensive coordinator

first_imgGREEN BAY, Wisc. — As guilty as the 49ers offense was for failing to get a first down on its final three series, defensive coordinator Robert Saleh’s unit couldn’t stop Aaron Rodgers from rallying for a 33-30, Packers victory.Afterward, coach Kyle Shanahan and cornerback Richard Sherman staunchly defended Saleh, whose become a hot-button topic among frustrated fans.Rodgers produced a game-tying touchdown pass with 1:55 remaining, then led the winning drive in the final 1:07 that led to Mason …last_img

Watch: Steve Kerr’s perfect response to taunts from Raptors fans

first_imgLooking for more proof there may not be a smoother coach in the NBA than the Warriors’ Steve Kerr? We submit Kerr’s response when some Raptors fans tried trolling him before Game 1 of the NBA Finals in Toronto.Steve Kerr gives a Raptors fan his pick in the finals pic.twitter.com/aW04J12g1N— Heart of NBA (@HeartofNBA) May 30, 2019 One of the louder fans in the group yelled a question for Kerr as the Golden State coach entered their Toronto hotel: “Steve, Raps (to win) in 5 or 6?”R …last_img

Raiders’ great Charles Woodson is in the house, and he’s got opinions

first_imgNAPA — Charles Woodson, in town for an event at his winery in the area, took in the Raiders joint practice session with the Los Angeles Rams Thursday.The former Raiders and Green Bay Packers great has got some time on his hands this football season.“I wasn’t brought back to ESPN,” Woodson said. “I’m a free agent.”Woodson talked with servicemen who were invited guests to practice, mixed with players afterward and had a conversation with quarterback Derek Carr before stopping to talk with …last_img

Photo library: Infrastructure 17

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Infrastructure contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal province: The coal export harbour.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal province: The coal export harbour.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: Wood chips for export at the harbour.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: Wood chips for export at the harbour.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: Dolosse – oddly-shaped concrete blocks invented in South Africa – protect the harbour wall.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal province: The harbour.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal province: The coal export harbour.Photo: Hannelie CoetzeeMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Richards Bay, KwaZulu Natal province: The coal export harbour.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image KwaZulu-Natal province: Electricity pylons. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageINFRASTRUCTURE 17: {loadposition infrastructure}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

More African stores for Woolworths

first_imgSouth African retailer Woolworths isplanning to expand its operations inAfrica during the current financial year. (Image: Mr Cape Town) MEDIA CONTACTS • Babongile Dlamini   Woolworths   +27 21 407 7700 or +27 82 782 3856 RELATED ARTICLES • Woolworths tests green refrigeration • SA store shows new way to farm • Launchpad to a billion consumers • Hotel groupexpandingglobal reach• Global retail award for Pick n PayEmily van RijswijckArguably one of South Africa’s favourite retail chains, with a reputation built on quality fresh produce and service excellence, Woolworths Holdings Limited is slowly increasing its foothold in other African countries and plans to open 16 new shops this financial year.The company already has 60 shops operating across the continent. The latest countries to benefit are Tanzania and Uganda, as Woolworths enters into a joint venture with prominent Tanzanian businessman and technology entrepreneur Ali Mufuruki.“I am delighted to be part of this joint venture with Woolworths, to grow this market and offer our customers the choice and quality Woolworths is famous for,” Mufuruki said in a press statement.He added that new stores would contribute to employment, always a priority on the continent, and help to grow the economy.Mufuruki will open one Woolworths shop in Uganda and two in Tanzania, adding to the four shops already open in these countries. The new shops will initially offer only clothing merchandise as the supply chain for fresh produce still remains a challenge in some parts of Africa.“We do provide a food offering in the countries which border South Africa. However, in West Africa and East Africa we have decided to enter the market with a clothing and general merchandise offering,” says Glenn Gilzean, Woolworths’ group director of retail operations.Gilzean says that in future the company plans to offer all products available in South Africa to the rest of its African stores.Customers in selected African countries can look forward to a larger selection of fashion and general merchandise, including beauty products, formal wear, and trendy casual wear for men, women and children.Woolworths’ exclusive Re: and Studio:W fashion brands will also be seen on shelves in these stores.Africa’s growing middle classWith successful operations in Africa for over a decade, Woolworths already has a strong foothold on the continent – one which they wish to extend. Stores are currently open in Botswana, Namibia, Lesotho, Swaziland, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Mozambique.Plans are afoot to set up shop in Nigeria and Angola.“We see greater opportunity on the continent now because advancing economic growth in many African countries has given the consumer a greater spending power,” says Gilzean. “Other factors include the growing middle and upper income groups, and increasing investment in infrastructure.”The company has also changed the model for expansion from franchises to joint ventures as there is greater potential for profit.“Joint ventures with local partners are the new business model for our Pan African expansion plans,” says Gilzean. “It’s not only a better profit model for our business, but it’s also better for our customers.”Woolworths is aiming for a “best of both worlds” scenario with the new strategy.“Our partners bring knowledge of local trading conditions and we bring the quality, value, innovation and fashion our South African customers know and appreciate.”A vision of qualityBased on the UK’s Marks & Spencer group, the local version of Woolworths was founded in 1931 by Max Sonnenberg with the first store opening in Adderley Street, Cape Town. Today the company still holds true to Sonnenberg’s vision of giving consumers the right to quality products at affordable prices.Currently there are some 400 stores countrywide and overseas, employing over 18 500 people in South Africa alone.Woolworths is among the top 100 companies trading on the JSE and has been listed on South Africa’s stock exchange since October 1997. In its latest financial review the company shows resilient growth in earnings amid a tough economic climate, and on average has outperformed its market competitors, including Pick n Pay Holdings and Spar, by 4.1% in growth so far in 2011.Woolworths also has a strong presence in the Middle East and holds a majority share in the Australian retail chain Country Road.“We regard trading beyond South African borders an opportunity for Woolworths growth,” says Gilzean. “We are confident about the growth prospects of our investment in Uganda and Tanzania and indeed across Africa.“Consumer spending accounts for more than 60% of Africa’s GDP and this will increase with the growth of the upper and middle income groups.”last_img read more

South Africa’s heritage can boost unity

first_img25 September 2015Living heritage could help to promote a positive African identity in a globalising world, Deputy President, Cyril Ramaphosa said at the official National Heritage Day celebration held in Limpopo on 24 September.One nation“We are called upon as a nation to embrace each other’s cultures, to practise each other’s cultures, to learn and understand each other’s languages, so that we can speedily increase the cohesion that we are trying to build,” he said.This year’s Heritage Day had the theme “Our indigenous knowledge, our heritage: towards the identification, promotion and preservation of South Africa’s living heritage”. “We have rich diversity and culture. Let us display to the world that indeed we are a cohesive, one nation,” he said.Song and danceHeritage Day was observed with colourful traditional clothing and performances.Limpopo Premier Stanley Mathabatha said a “celebration of this nature in this part of our country is always a blend of colour, song and dance”.South Africa’s colourful clothing is on full display at the National Heritage Day celebration in Limpopo on 24 September 2015. (Image: SAnews.gov)Traditional songs and dance are on display at the National Heritage Day celebration in Limpopo on 24 September 2015. (Image: SAnews.gov)Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa said the performances showed the rich heritage of South Africa.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Yankees face elimination again, this time in ALCS Game 7

first_imgSeverino threw only 62 pitches — exactly half as many as Verlander — in Game 2. The 23-year-old right-hander didn’t even take the mound for the fifth in that game after he uncharacteristically wound his arm several times after giving up a solo homer to Carlos Correa, and was struck on the wrist of his non-throwing hand on the last out.Robertson gave up a solo homer to Altuve, and four runs without recording an out, in the eighth.Verlander has thrown 16 scoreless innings and won twice against the Yankees in the ALCS.The closest the Yankees came to scoring against Verlander in Game 6 was after Greg Bird drew a walk to lead off the seventh and Starlin Castro was hit by a pitch — though Girardi had to issue a replay challenge after home plate umpire Jim Reynolds initially just called the pitch a ball. The ball clearly hit off Castro’s arm.But Aaron Hicks struck out and Todd Frazier hit a deep drive to center field, where Springer made a leaping catch on the warning track and came down against the wall. Chase Headley, already with two more hits Friday to give him seven in nine at-bats after starting the postseason 0 for 18, then ended the inning with a groundout.In Game 2, Verlander had already thrown the last of his 124 pitches before Altuve’s dash from first base to score on Carlos Correa’s double in the bottom of the ninth inning for a 2-1 victory that had put the Astros up 2-0 in the series. MOST READ The Yankees haven’t lost when facing elimination this postseason. After beating Minnesota in the win-or-go-home AL wild-card game, New York lost the first two games in the best-of-five AL Division Series against Cleveland before winning three straight to advance.Judge’s third homer of this series — he hit two in New York — was a soaring shot off reliever Brad Peacock in the eighth projected to 425 feet by Statcast.But in his other three at-bats, Judge grounded into a double play and struck out twice. That’s 26 strikeouts this postseason for the rookie slugger, matching the record set by Alfonso Soriano while with the Yankees in 2003.Severino got into trouble against the bottom half of the Astros order in the fifth. After No. 6 batter Alex Bregman walked to lead off, Evan Gattis drew a one-out walk and No. 9 batter Brian McCann got his first hit in the ALCS with a ground-rule double that drove in the first run.George Springer, the Astros leadoff hitter still hitless in the ALCS, then drew a walk, and Jose Altuve ended an 0-for-12 slide with a two-run single that made it 3-0 and chased Severino.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Tagalog NPA Luis Severino had another abbreviated start in Houston and Aaron Judge struck out two more times to match a major league record for strikeouts in a postseason before a towering home run in the Yankees’ 7-1 loss in Game 6 on Friday night.With a series lead for the first time this postseason after winning all three ALCS games in the Bronx, the Yankees were again stifled by Justin Verlander — just like in Game 2. The big right-hander didn’t go the distance this time, but he did get his ninth win in nine appearances since being acquired by Houston.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 shutoutNew York will have veteran left-hander CC Sabathia on the mound for Game 7 on Saturday night. Sabathia, reliever David Robertson and left fielder Brett Gardner are the only holdovers from the Yankees’ last World Series team eight years ago — in Joe Girardi’s second season as their manager.It will be the first Game 7 for the Yankees since the 2004 ALCS, when the Boston Red Sox came back to claim the AL pennant after losing the first three games in that series. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino leaves the game during the fifth inning of Game 6 of baseball’s American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Friday, Oct. 20, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON — The New York Yankees will have to win one more elimination game to get to their first World Series since 2009.This time, the Baby Bombers are going to a Game 7 after missing a chance to close out the AL Championship Series against the Houston Astros.ADVERTISEMENT Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LeBron James delivers as Cavaliers breeze past Bucks Read Next View commentslast_img read more

Womens soccer Ohio State defeats No 16 Virginia Tech on the road

OSU women’s soccer players celebrate during a game against Indiana on Sept. 26, 2014. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s soccer team defeated No. 16 Virginia Tech, 2-1 on Thursday in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Hokies suffered their first loss of the season, and the Buckeyes improved their perfect season to 5-0-0.For much of the first half, neither team converted on shot attempts, but after 33 minutes, senior forward Lindsay Agnew received a cross-field assist from junior midfielder Nikki Walts and scored the first goal of the game, putting OSU ahead 1-0 through one half. It was Agnew’s third goal this season, making her the highest scoring Buckeye thus far.In the 58th-minute senior defender Morgan Wolcott managed to send the ball to the back of the net for a 2-0 advantage, padding OSU’s lead over the Hokies.The Hokies quickly cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half just six minutes later with a goal from senior forward Murielle Tiernan. For the final 26 minutes, the Buckeyes played an aggressive defense backed by senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker, who made seven saves during the game propelling OSU to a top-25 victory. OSU now sets its eyes on the West Virginia Mountaineers for a match in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Sunday. read more

Morgan We lacked cutting edge

first_imgLeicester City captain Wes Morgan has urged his team to be more clinical in the final third after their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham on Saturday.Leicester City created a lot of chances in their game with Tottenham but failed to convert as Heung-min son and Dele Alli scored to give the visitors all three points, and Morgan hopes they can more clinical in future matches.“We’ve come into the game in good form, especially at home we feel confident,” Morgan told the club’s website.“Before tonight we were seven games unbeaten. We wanted to continue that but today we didn’t have that final cutting edge.Victor Wanyama, Tottenham Hotspur, Premier LeaguePochettino admits Wanyama remains in his Spurs plans Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Kenyan international, Victor Wanyama, was the protagonist of a summer transfer saga, but in the end, he is set to stay at Tottenham Hotspur.“We kept them quiet for the majority of the game, I think someone said their first shot on target was the goal, which was a testament to how we played in the first half.“Going in at 1-0 down at half-time, at that time of the game is hard to take but we tried to bounce back but couldn’t find our way to the goal. They found that second goal and it was uphill from then.“Looking back there were a few things we could’ve done to try and prevent that first goal – to try and block the shot or try and close down the space quicker.“Credit to the striker (Son Heung-Min), he scores good goals all the time, he’s a threat at any stage of the game. There’s nothing much we could do about that.”last_img read more

Klopp admits Liverpool have been lucky

first_imgLiverpool manager Jurgen Klopp insists the team have had their fair share of luck so far this season as they remain unbeaten in the Premier League.Ahead of their game against Manchester City, the Reds should have lost the reverse fixture at Anfield as Riyad Mahrez missed a late penalty with the scores at 0-0, but Klopp feels that luck is required to win titles.“You can’t go unbeaten so far if you don’t have luck,” he said, according to Goal.“You need luck.”“We have had much in the years before and not much this season, but we had these moments when Mahrez missed the penalty and then there was the goal we scored against Everton.”“But I would say that even then we deserved to win against Everton and we deserved the point against Man City – and that’s because of the consistency in the performances so far.”Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“The boys are completely focused. The one time you are not focused, even if you’re at 99%, you will slip. You fail. That’s how it is.”Speaking about his team’s title credentials, Klopp said:“We’re a different team. We’ve improved since last year, as we had to. These boys are of a different level and quality, that’s true. I trust them 100 percent.”“We’re all in this situation, we’re all in the same mood 100%. That’s the mood in which we go to City.”last_img read more