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first_imgRelated posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Wow you’re bitter Mark. So does any business that sells services or products leech of the market they are in?Read full article Comment on Why ‘agency recruitment’ is totally screwed by Stewart JacksonShared from missc on 24 Nov 2015 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

first_imgHe hopped to Kitante Hill School for a year and then Ntanda College School. By Senior Four, he was again spotted while playing for Nsambya Old Timers by the Late Lukwago to join SC Villa. It was a dream come true the youngster.“I dint know that I would even ever get a chance to play but Coach Micho had seen great potential in me,” he says.It is here that Onyango started to get opportunities for the national team and under 20s. He, however, kept in school at Kampala Citizen’s College School and later joined Makerere University Business School until he dropped out to go play for St George in Ethiopia. Then he moved to South Africa for Super Sport Mpumalanga Black Ace and on to Mamelodi Sundowns. Onyango says he has matured in attitude as a player at Sundowns and achieved a lot. He is considering a coach career when he retires from active playing.He maintains that Ugandan football still lacks building foundations through soccer development academies that can help feed into the many soccer clubs.“It is good to mould and train our own material rather than just picking up mature players because clubs are demanding but also the passion of football must be worked on not only for the national team but for all clubs and teams,” he says. He is married to a longtime friend, Barbra Namubiru with whom they have four boys.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 Kampala, Uganda | AGNES NANTABA | He is the only goal keeper and the first Ugandan to achieve the feat of African-based Footballer of the Year, to which he was voted in January 2016. The final tally saw Dennis Onyango pick up 252 votes, compared to 228 votes for second place Khama Billiat. He was also ranked as the tenth best goalkeeper in the world in list for 2016 compiled by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics. Even with such heights, 33 year old Mamelodi Sundowns and Uganda Cranes goalkeeper maintains a low and humble character.“I was raised in a very poor family so we earned most things through other people’s kindness,” he says, “Football is like any other occupation that requires discipline and respect of other people because you bank on their support.”At a young age, Onyango picked on goalkeeping after admiring then great goalkeeper Sadiq Wasswa who is now a coach. At the time, Onyango started playing for Sharing Youth Centre.He says although footballers are still famous today and support for the game is big, it is nothing like it was in the past.“Back then people would even leave work early to go and support their teams,” he says, “I also wanted to be famous.”When big teams like Express FC, KCCA, Villa and others were playing at Nakivubo Stadium in Kampala, Onyango would be among the thousands of spectators. Eventually his persistence paid off for then young goal keeper as football earned him bursaries and scholarships. In primary seven, Onyango left Railways Primary School and joined Greenland Islamic Primary School soon after being spotted as a talented sports boy. Sports soon affected his academic performance but he did not give up. His father, who saw education as the only path to success was always negative about the football, but Onyango had an uncle and mother who supported him.last_img read more

first_imgAUBREY BRUCEThere is only one positive thing that I can take from the MLB American League defeating the National League in the 2014 All-Star game.  The Pirate that can “man” all of the battle stations, Josh Harrison may be a perfect DH, (designated hitter) when needed for the Buccos if they happen to advance to the 2014 World Series.Anyway, using Harrison to fill the DH position would probably cause little or no fanfare. Why? Because the potential move just makes sense, even to those who don’t.Ladies and gentlemen did you guys see the way Adam Wainwright, the ace of the pitching staff of one of the Pirates NL Central Division rivals St. Louis Cardinals got rocked by the crème de la crème of the American League sluggers?  Now the Pirates as well as the rest of the NL Central can at least pick their jaws up off the ground.  They should all now realize that they don’t need kryptonite or may not be required to remove all of the nation’s phone booths because contrary to popular belief, Wainwright is not Superman and doesn’t remotely resemble Clark Kent.  Wainwright told mlb.com before the game that, “he will prepare for the All-Star start just like he does all others.”  He found out very quickly that the starting assignment for the All-Star game is a bit different than facing the Chicago Cubs. Judged on his performance, the scouting report had to be severely flawed or he was over confident in his pitch repertoire.   Wainwright even had the gall to suggest that he “allowed” Yankees future hall-of-famer shortstop Derek Jeter to get a hit (Jeter hit a double) almost as a show of honor. Wainwright was quoted by Jeff Passan the MLB columnist for Yahoo sports as saying, “I was gonna give him a couple pipe shots. He deserved it. I didn’t know he was gonna hit a double or I might have changed my mind.”last_img read more

first_img“Obviously we’d like to win by five goals every game but that’s not going to happen playing a team like BV,” St. Pierre explained.“This series has the potential of going the distance and there’s going to be a lot of one goal games.”Despite getting the split, and home-ice advantage, Hawks coach Terry Jones was not pleased with the performance of his team.Jones was frustrated with lack of effort shown by the Hawks.“The way we played tonight I’m not surprised of the score because we didn’t make any effort . . . we were so passive, so uncommitted . . . it was very disappointing,” Jones said.Jones didn’t sense any overconfidence in the Hawks dressing room before the game after Beaver Valley scored a 4-3 win in Game one Friday, thanks to a late tally by captain Archie McKinnon.“I didn’t think it was overconfidence. I just think guys were on their own agendas,” Jones fumed. “We had guys taking three-minute shifts and glide around . . .. We’re not going to win many games playing like that.”Beaver Valley out shot the Leafs 21-14, including a third period where the visitors played most of the game in the Nelson zone.The series now shifts back to the Hawks Nest, where Beaver Valley finished the season 3-1 against Nelson.However, the lone home-ice loss in the series against the Leafs came in the final game of the season — a win St. Pierre is hoping can inspire his team to victory again.“That last game of the (regular) season was one of the biggest wins in my junior hockey league career,” St. Pierre said. “I think all the boys in that (Leaf) dressing room now believe we’re capable of winning in Beaver Valley and there’s no reason we can’t win again.”MURDOCH NOTES: Again more than 700 fans showed up to see two of the top teams in the KIJHL square off . . . . At the end of the game, Leaf winger Alec Wilkinson skated the length of the ice to retrieve the game puck after the victory. . . . Hawks leading scorers Dallas Calvin and Riley Brant had their respective scoring streaks snapped at four and five games. . . .In the other Kootenay Conference series, Kimberley Dynamiters tied the Eddie Mountain Final at 1-1 with a 4-2 win in Creston. Meanwhile, the Osoyoos Coyotes keep on winning, capturing its sixth straight game to take a 2-0 lead against North Okanagan. In Kamloops, the Storm opened its series against 100 Mile House with an 8-3 win. It’s ironic how sometimes in the sport of hockey your biggest rival can become your greatest ally.Patrick Zubick, of Castlegar Rebels fame, stopped all 21 shots to backstop the Nelson Leafs to a 1-0 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League playoff victory over the Beaver Valley Nitehawks Saturday night at the NDCC Arena.The victory evens the best-of-seven Murdoch Division series at 1-1.Games three and four are Monday and Tuesday in Fruitvale.“It’s unfortunate that both of our goalies are hurt but Patrick (Zubick) has come in here and played just excellent for us,” Leaf captain Darnel St. Pierre said after the narrow win.Nelson got all the goals Zubick would need when leading scorer Jamie Vlanich scored on a Leaf power play 15 minutes into the game.Vlanich, playing his second game of the playoffs after sitting out the entire Murdoch Division semi final against Spokane, jumped on a loose puck in the Hawks goal crease after teammate Travis Wellman rattle a shot off the post.The home side then rode the solid netminding of Zubick, who is playing for Nelson on an emergency basis after both regular goalies, Adam Maida and Brad Rebagliati, were lost to the Leafs due to injury, to even the series in a must-win game.last_img read more

first_imgThere’s no correlation between brain size and intelligence, and if anything, brains today have gotten smaller since the days of our Pleistocene ancestors.  That’s the gist of a report on ABC News Australia based on research at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research: “The genes that are thought to have helped humans evolve big brains don’t appear to play any role in how intelligent we are, according to a DNA study.”Paleoanthropologists for decades – yea verily, for over a century – have made brain size the gold standard of evolutionary progress and fitness in humans.  Haeckel and Broca and other early researchers used brain size and head shape to rank humans on intelligence scales, promoting ugly racist eugenics programs.  Cranial capacity is still the primary metric for ranking supposed ancestors with modern man; Carl Sagan spoke glibly about evolution producing upright-walking apes with bigger brains, able to use tools, fire and language, on the upward march to modernity.  This find undercuts all of that.  It weighs in also on position of Homo floresiensis in the family tree.  Without brain size as a measure of evolutionary fitness, what else will the Leakeys and Johansons and Whites of the world do now?    Bigger is not always better.  Most of us would rather have a more compact cell phone or iPod with more features and memory.  Don’t let simplistic assumptions lead your logic astray.(Visited 6 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

first_imgShanghai’s Juneyao Airlines has become the first airline to operate under a new “Connecting Partner” model that allows smaller regional carriers to sign up with Star Alliance without paying full membership fees.The deal offers Star Alliance Gold Status passengers benefits such as lounge access, fast track security, additional baggage and priority check-in but not necessarily frequent flyer reciprocity.But the additional connectivity made available by the deal is only part of the story. It is also the first plank in a new strategy by the 28-member Star Alliance to expand its options by allowing regional, low-cost or hybrid airlines to link into its network without having to become a full member.Juneyao began operating in 2006 and now flies more than 10 million passengers annually on 62 Airbus A320 family aircraft.  It operates from Shanghai’s Pudong and Hongqiao airports and flies more than 80 domestic routes as well as international services to Hong Kong, Macao, Taipei, Kaohsiung, Thailand, Japan and Korea.It will connect in Shanghai with Star Alliance members Air Canada, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Asiana, Austrian, Ethiopian Airlines, EVA Air, Lufthansa, SAS, Shenzhen Airlines, Singapore Airlines, SWISS, THAI, Turkish Airlines and United  Airlines.Between them, the Star members operate more than 1,600 weekly services — 811 of them international —from the Chinese city to 64 destinations.“With Juneyao Airlines as a Connecting Partner we have achieved two important goals,’’ Star chief executive Jeffrey Goh said.  “First, as an alliance we can offer regional airlines an attractive way to connect to our global alliance network, without requiring full membership.“Going forward, this will enable us to strategically enhance our network.“Second, with Juneyao Airlines we strengthen our market position in Shanghai, a city which is already served by 17 of our member airlines and which will now offer even better connectivity to our customers.’’Stars says the connecting partners will be carefully selected and be required to high operating standards.The model also allows the partners to enter bilateral commercial agreements with individual Star members that can include frequent flyer benefits.In the case of Juneyao Airlines, frequent flyer members of Air Canada, Air China, EVA Air, Singapore Airlines and United will be able to earn and burn miles when travelling on the Chinese airline.Star is celebrating its 20th birthday with a network that offers more than 18,400 daily flights to 1300 airports in 191 countries.Its main competitors are the oneworld and SkyTeam alliances.last_img read more

first_img21 January 2013Giniel de Villiers and Dirk von Zitzewitz, driving a South African-built Toyota Hilux 4×4 for the Toyota Imperial Team, finished second overall in the Dakar Rally, which ended in Santiago, Chile on Saturday afternoon. Broadlink KTM Rally Team rider Riaan van Niekerk was awarded the trophy for top rookie in the motorcycle race after finishing a very impressive 13th overall.It was their second successive podium finish in an Imperial Toyota Hilux in the world’s longest and toughest motor race – they were third last year at Toyota Motorsport’s first attempt – and they won the T1.1 class for petrol-powered 4×4 improved cross-country vehicles for the second year in succession.Petrol leaderLast year’s third place was the first podium place for a non-diesel since 2009 Dakar Rally. This year’s result was the best ever for a Dakar 4×4 vehicle powered by a petrol engine in the history of South American-based Dakar rallies.After 14 special stages in Peru, Argentina and Chile covering more than 4 000 kilometres and two crossings of the Andes Mountains at an altitude above 4 000 metres, the 2009 Dakar champions finished 42 minutes behind defending champions Stephane Peterhansel and Jean Paul Cottret of France in a Mini.Third overall in the general classification for cars were Russians Leonid Novitskiy and Konstantin Zhiltsov in another Mini, 46 minutes behind De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz.Final stageSaturday’s final stage of 128 kilometres of fast tracks between La Serena and Santiago was won by Peterhansel’s Spanish team-mate Nani Roma and co-driver Michel Perin of France in another Mini, from Argentine Orlando Terranova and Portugal’s Paulo Fiuza in a BMW X3 and Argentinians Lucio Alvarez and Roland Graue in another South African-built Toyota Hilux. De Villiers and Von Zitzewitz were fourth.Three other Toyota Hilux 4x4s built by Kyalami-based Hallspeed for Toyota Motorsport were among the 92 finishers out of the 153 cars that started the rally in Lima, Peru, on 5 January.Alvarez and Graue were classified 10th, the Australian/British duo of Geoffrey Olholm and Jonathan Aston were 11th and Poland’s Adam Malysz and Rafal Marton were 15th.‘A great result’“This is a great result for Toyota Motorsport and the all-South African Toyota Imperial Team,” said team principal Glyn Hall. “It was achieved without any significant mechanical problem and it is testimony to the legendary toughness and reliability of South Africa’s best-selling bakkie.“This was a mighty performance by Giniel and our honorary South African, Dirk, and also by every single member of our technical and support crew, whose dedication and commitment contributed massively to this proud achievement. I am privileged to be manager of this fine team.”‘A victory for us’De Villiers commented: “It was a difficult race, as usual. The Dakar is never easy. Second place – that counts as a victory for us.“Last year we exceeded our expectations by far and this year, who would have believed we would better our third place then?“We were a bit unlucky at times, which prevented us from finishing a bit closer to Stephane. You need a bit of luck in the Dakar. You need the wind to blow in your favour. It wasn’t always the case for us, but that’s racing,” De Villiers said.Stronger competition“The competition this year was a lot stronger than in 2012. There were numerous candidates for victory; we were the underdogs. Our reliability enabled us to not only beat the Dakar, but also made the decisive difference.“Toyota’s three-year programme got off to a first-class start. We can now move on and maybe do even better next year. I’m looking forward to that.”Von Zitzewitz added: “The saying ‘To finish first, you first have to finish’ was originally coined in Formula One, but it applies even more to the Dakar. I am incredibly proud of this result. Simply put, this Dakar was challenging, but we were up to it.”MotorcylesBroadlink KTM Rally Team star Riaan van Niekerk finished his first Dakar Rally with 22nd place on the final stage, just over eight-and-a-half minutes down on stage winner Ruben Faria. Brett Cummings, on a Honda, came home in 28th spot, and Darryl Curtis ended 60th after towing American Kurt Caselli.The Dakar was a huge triumph for Van Niekerk. He was consistent throughout and became stronger as the event progressed. Joan Barreda won four stages, but finished in 17th place, behind Van Niekerk, which showed the “steady does it” approach adopted by the South African star pays off in the Dakar.Van Niekerk’s team-mate Darryl Curtis had a more eventful race, but battled his way through a number of spills to finish in a fighting 32nd place. Cummings finished 43rd.Fifth titleKTM’s Cyril Despres claimed his fifth Dakar title, finishing just 10 minutes and 43 seconds ahead of final stage winner Faria and 18 minutes and 48 seconds ahead of Chile’s Francisco Lopez. It was the closest finish since 2005 when Despres won for the first time, ahead of Marc Coma and South African legend Alfie Cox.South African quad rider Sarel van Biljon was a force to be reckoned with, recording three stage victories, including the final stage. His position in the overall standings was unfortunately undermined by a disastrous stage nine, which led to him finishing only 21st overall.The overall title went to Argentina’s Marcos Patronelli for a second time. His brother Alejandro won in 2012.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_img19 June 2014One of the world’s great club football rivalries will be on show on 26 July when Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates clash at the FNB Stadium outside Soweto in the Carling Black Label Cup, a unique contest which allows the fans to select the teams’ starting line-ups. Former Chiefs striker Shane MacGregor and former Pirates striker Jerry Sikhosana believe the unique nature of the Cup make it one of the greatest features on the South African football calendar. MacGregor, who was a star striker for Kaizer Chiefs between 1987 and 1994, believes the players he played with would have loved the Carling Black Label Cup concept.‘Great, something unique’“I know they all would have thought it was great, something unique that would be really special to be part of,” MacGregor said in a statement on Thursday. “The chance to be involved in a game of this magnitude, with the teams selected by the fans, is a brilliant idea and something our local football should be proud of.”MacGregor said the concept also has a serious side and that fans need to be wary of selecting their favourite players only. “In my day, you had a guy like Wellington Manyathi, who was not the most popular player but was vital as to how we played. His robust play in the midfield and ball-winning ability helped to frustrate the opponents, and by doing so created space for his teammates to play in. “These types of players are usually not flashy or full of tricks, but crucial in how a team operates and what makes them tick. Fans will have to look at the formation of the side and decide which players will go best together.’Amakoshi line-upAssessing what the Amakhosi’s line-up might look like, MacGregor added: “It looks like it will be a 4-4-2 again for Chiefs this year, which is good news as two strikers up front could work in their favour.“It is surprising, though, that midfielder Willard Katsande has dropped out of the starting XI because his ball-winning skills in the center of the park are a big plus for the team. Perhaps he will still be voted back in.” On the Orlando Pirates’ side, legendary striker Jerry Sikhosana said he also enjoys the Carling Black Label Cup concept and believes they have the squad to win back the trophy this year. Pirates won the first two Carling Black Label Cup titles in 2011 and 2012, but were beaten last year by a goal from Lehlohonolo Majoro, who this year will be appearing in the colours of The Buccaneers.‘Very tight’“All three previous matches in the Carling Black Label Cup have been very tight, either going to penalties or being decided by just one goal, so it will be how the strikers perform on the day that will be vital,” the man known as “Legs of Thunder” in his playing days said.“Orlando Pirates strikers will want to do well this year, because if you are a striker and your opposition is Kaizer Chiefs, all you want is to score, you want to prove a point. In Soweto derbies you often get just a few chances, because the teams are so well matched and the standard so high, but you have to grab those chances when they come,” he added.Potent weaponSikhosana believes the Buccaneers have scored a potent weapon in Majoro, as he can unlock any defence, but needs the right kind of player next to him.“Someone like Lennox Bacela, who can hold the ball up well, would be a good pick next to him, with Kermit Erasmus maybe being used more out wide to utilize his pace.”VotingSupporters still have six weeks to vote for the starting line-ups of the Soweto giants before voting closes on 22 July at midnight.To find out how to vote, fans can visit the Carling Black Label website – www.carlingblacklabel.co.za The Carling Black initiative comes with an experience of a life time for two lucky fans; one representing Kaizer Chiefs and the other Orlando Pirates.Champion CoachesThe two “Champion Coaches” will have breakfast with their team, attend team training sessions, be part of the announcement of the starting line-ups live on national TV, sit in on the pre-match briefing, and take their place on the bench with their favourite team on match day.In order to be eligible for the competition, those wishing to be Champion Coaches must vote a minimum of 11 times. Fans can further join the Coaches Forum to take their coaching credentials to the next level. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

first_imgJack Wilshere said he would not have joined West Ham had it not been for the departure of Arsene Wenger from Arsenal, claiming his former manager would have ensured his place in the Gunners’ first team.The 26-year-old midfielder joined West Ham on a three-year deal in July, ending his 17-year association with Arsenal in the aftermath of Wenger’s departure.And Wilshere has said that Unai Emery’s arrival as head coach altered his prospects in north London and convinced him it was time for a change. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! “If Arsene had stayed I would have stayed because of the influence he had in my career and the trust he had in me,” Wilshere told the Islington Gazette.”He gave me the armband and respected me a lot. So, I had pretty much agreed to stay. And then he left and that changed things.”Arsene had said to me previously ‘stay and fight your way back into the team’. Because I knew Arsene and knew he had trust in me, I knew I could do that and fight my way into the team.pic.twitter.com/2UdxcdyYXT — Jack Wilshere (@JackWilshere) June 19, 2018 “I knew that if I got myself fit and was training well that Arsene would put me in – and he did.”But things were changing at the club and they were going into a new era and maybe it was time for me to leave as well.”Wilshere, who won the last of his 34 England caps at Euro 2016, has had the start of his West Ham career hampered by an ankle injury.He has made four Premier League appearances for the Hammers under Manuel Pellegrini, the last coming on September 1.Wenger, meanwhile, has been out of work since leaving Arsenal but has suggested that he would be ready to return in January.The 69-year-old has been linked with the Real Madrid job in recent times, with Julen Lopetegui seemingly on the brink after a dismal run of results.last_img read more