The 2008/09 regular season now in the books, and playoffs are set to begin this week. Regular season final standings: Team GP Points Wins Losses Overtime Losses- Advertisement -Whitecourt Wolverines 35 64 32 3 0 Fort St. John Huskies 35 48 23 10 2 Peace River Navigators 35 43 21 13 1 Dawson Creek Jr. Canucks 35 42 20 13 2 Grande Prairie Wheelers 35 38 17 14 4 Beaverlodge Blades 35 28 13 20 2 Slave Lake Wolves 35 23 11 23 1 Sexsmith Vipers 35 6 3 32 0Awards: Whitecourt’s Rodney Lavioe wins the scoring title, scoring 91 points on the season (46-45). Lavoie finished 22 points ahead of second place finisher Aaron Dumas of Beaverlodge.Advertisement Whitecourt’s Ryan Demharter wins the league’s top goaltender award.Whitecourt’s Darcy Charrois wins the top defenceman award.Huskies:Attached below are Moose FM’s final Huskies regular season stats.Advertisement Playoffs:(1) Whitecourt vs. (8) Sexsmith (2) Fort St. John vs. (7) Slave Lake (3) Peace River vs. (6) Beaverlodge (4) Dawson Creek vs. (5) Grande Prairie-Playoffs start as soon as Wednesday – with Fort St. John’s first game on Friday Feb 20th, at the North Peace Arena.-First Round matchups are the best-of-five games, with semi-finals and finals as a best-of-seven.-Visit Mike Feeney’s blog at http://www.uniteddaily.blogspot.com/ for some playoff predictions, talk, and more.Advertisement
Barca are reportedly keen to make another move for the 25-year-old in January, but he has stated that he is happy with his life for the moment.“I’m playing in one of the biggest leagues in the world,” he told the press, according to Goal.“I’m always happy. But now it’s important to concentrate on the national team. At the moment I am very happy with my life.“Every day, I work harder than before to improve myself and become a better all-around footballer.”Coutinho is with the Brazil national team ahead of their international friendly with England on Tuesday night.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Liverpool midfielder Philippe Coutinho (L) celebrates after scoring his second goal from a freekick during the English Premier League football match against Leicester City at King Power Stadium in Leicester, central England on September 23, 2017MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Nov 13 – Liverpool star Philippe Coutinho insists he is enjoying his life in Merseyside amid fresh rumours that Barcelona are once again interested in signing him.The Reds were determined to hold on to their Brazilian playmaker in the off-season and had to stave off interest from the Catalans, who were persistent in their pursuit.
The new Letterkenny-Milford council is seeking a meeting with the Office of Public Works to discover what challenges and opportunities they are focusing on for Letterkenny.The call came from Cllr Ciaran Brogan this week, who said that the new council should be updated on the work of the OPW.“This is a new council and new members. We hear a lot of talk about the flood plains and climate change. I think it’s an opportunity to meet with the OPW and see exactly what they are doing,” Cllr Brogan said. Much of Letterkenny’s retail centre is built on a flood plain. Cllr Brogan said that the members should be informed of recent works and plans to address challenges facing Letterkenny. He added that having a river so close to the town also brings huge opportunities, but raw sewage had prevented any development in the past. Now, with the Letterkenny Sewage Scheme underway, the councillor said that plans such as a walk along the Swilly could be explored again.Cllr Ian McGarvey, who seconded the motion, added that “Letterkenny is an area that is definitely under threat and there’s no reason whatsoever why we can’t meet with the OPW.” He said a meeting would help inform members to know what must be done to alleviate flooding risks in the town.Letterkenny flood threat prompts call for meeting with OPW was last modified: November 13th, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
CLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–After months of downplaying their interest in free agent outfielder Bryce Harper, a Giants contingent featuring Larry Baer, Farhan Zaidi and Bruce Bochy tried to sneak into Las Vegas at the beginning of February.Their mission to remain undercover during a meeting with Harper and agent Scott Boras was unsuccessful, leading to weeks of speculation over whether the Giants would commit to a long-term …
Former cabinet minister Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi opens a 2007 seminar oncombating cybercrime in the SADC region.(Image: Centre of Specialisation in PublicAdministration and Management) Fraser-Moleketi, left, with former presidentNelson Mandela and Tshwane mayor GwenRamokgopa, right, on the occasion ofMandela receiving the freedom of the cityof Tshwane.(Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation)Janine ErasmusFormer South African Minister of Public Service and Administration Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi has been appointed to the top position of democratic governance director in the United Nations Development Programme’s Bureau for Development Policy.Fraser-Moleketi assumed her new duties on 2 January 2009 after serving her country for 14 years at the highest levels of government. She tendered her resignation as Minister of Public Service and Administration in September 2008 when the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ordered former president Thabo Mbeki to step down. Mbeki resigned from office on 21 September, the day after he received the ANC directive.Fraser-Moleketi was one of 14 resignations from Cabinet at the time. These included 11 ministers and three deputy ministers, one of whom was her husband, Deputy Minister of Finance Jabu Moleketi.The UNDP is the global development arm of the United Nations and is committed to enabling positive change and a better life for people by making knowledge, experience and resources available in developing nations. The organisation is active in 166 countries, working with them to find their own solutions to the challenges of the modern world.Fraser-Moleketi joins the global organisation at the level of assistant secretary-general. She said that she felt the need to step back and work on a global scale with the skills and competencies she had gained.“I am confident in the democratic processes in the country,” she said. “I will still contribute from wherever I am as a patriot.”A born leaderGeraldine Fraser-Moleketi was born in Cape Town and even at school she showed an aptitude for leadership roles, serving on the Students Representative Council.After matriculating she took up studies for a diploma in teaching at the University of the Western Cape, a period during which she also became active in community matters as a member of the active role in the Bellville Association for Community Action. She never completed the course, as she left South Africa in her second year of studying to go into exile in Zimbabwe as a member of the ANC.In exile Fraser-Moleketi joined Umkhonto we Sizwe, the ANC’s military wing, and received basic military training in Angola. She received specialised training in the former USSR and in Cuba and was for a time seconded to the Lutheran World Federation.Her return to South Africa came in July 1990 at the request of the South African Communist Party (SACP) after it was unbanned in February that year. Fraser-Moleketi helped set up the party’s first national office, holding the position of SACP national administrator and acting as personal assistant to Joe Slovo and Chris Hani, successive General Secretaries.Although she never completed her teacher’s diploma, Fraser-Moleketi went on to study at Harvard University’s Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government in 1994. Back home, she was admitted to Pretoria University in 2003 to study for a master’s degree on the basis of recognition of prior learning. She finished her studies in 2006, receiving her masters (cum laude) in Public Administration.She was appointed Minister of Welfare and Population Development in July 1996 and Minister for Public Service and Administration in June 1999. Fraser-Moleketi has used her influential position to fight for gender equality in government and society, and has led South African delegations to Commonwealth Women Minister’s meetings, as well as chairing the Pan African Conference on Women’s Development, Equality and Peace in Rwanda.In 1995 she was the deputy leader of the South African delegation to the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. She also led a study tour to Australia and Uganda, which subsequently played a big role in the establishment of the Office of the Status of Women in the Office of the Deputy President.Fraser-Moleketi has published a number of works on public administration, and has delivered numerous papers at both national and international conferences on social development, gender quality and transformation of public services.She serves in several other capacities, including Deputy Chair of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration since 2006, and has been patron of the Free and Open Source Software for Africa, a cause she firmly believes in, since 2007. Other humanitarian roles have included chair of The President’s Award, which has as its patron-in-chief Nelson Mandela, sole patron of the National Eisteddfod Academy, trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, and patron of DaimlerChrysler’s Toys for Africa Project.She was awarded an honorary professorship by Stellenbosch University and a fellowship to the Institute of Politics at the Kennedy School of Government.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus on [email protected] articlesMbeki resigns as SA presidentAnti-abuse campaign hits SASA’s women power aheadCelebrating the power of womenSA judge UN Human Rights headUseful linksUnited Nations Development ProgrammeDepartment of Public Service and AdministrationGeraldine Fraser-Moleketi
21 April 2011The new Companies Act, signed into law by President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday, constitutes a major piece of reform that will significantly improve South Africa’s business environment, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.Following Zuma’s signing, the Companies Amendment Act of 2010 will come into effect on 1 May 2011. The Companies Regulations and all other relevant documents will be published and also come into force on 1 May.According to Davies, business as a whole will reap the benefits of the Act, which “has a number of features to it [and] will certainly improve the environment for business operation in South Africa.Less red tape, business rescue scheme“There is a reduction, particularly on the regulatory burden on small, medium and micro enterprises,” Davies said.“The requirement for financial reporting for small companies has been reduced considerably, in that they do not have to produce audited financial statements, but will need to have financial reporting at an appropriate low level.”The major innovation is the introduction of a business rescue scheme, which means that instead of companies going into major judicial management as they do now – which is almost invariably a route to an eventual bankruptcy – a rescue process will be initiated.“Creditors can be held at bay while stakeholders work to rescue the company, which is a major and very important innovation,” Davies said.Close CorporationsThe new Act does not allow registration of Close Corporations (CCs), and therefore none will be registered when the Act comes into legal force. However, CCs that are already in the system will remain active indefinitely, unless they choose to convert into the new corporate regime of the Companies Act of 2008.“The Act does not apply retrospectively, and those registrants/people who have already applied for CCs before May 2011 will still receive their certificates,” Davies said.Companies CommissionThe signing of the Companies Amendment Act means that the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC), which was launched by the minister earlier this week, will be open for business on 1 May.The commission will ensure that the regulatory framework for enterprises promotes growth, employment, innovation, stability, good governance, confidence and international competitiveness.The Act also gives the commission powers to investigate companies and to ensure that they comply with the legislation. This includes seizing documents and addressing the burning issue of corporate identity hijacking.Source: BuaNews
Illegal cross-border smuggling of drugs from neighbouring Myanmar to Manipur is witnessing a rapid rise despite measures being undertaken by law enforcers to check the menace, police said.A high ranking police officer told PTI that most of the drugs smuggled from Myanmar are heroin, brown sugar and amphetamine tablets, known as “WY tablets” in the common parlance.“There is no doubt that illegal cross-border drug smuggling has increased in recent years and Manipur has become a favourable transit route for transporting them to other parts of the country and beyond,” the officer said. Manipur shares a 398 km border with Myanmar. According to reports available with PTI, 12,37,993 amphetamine tablets— that come in unlabelled packets— were seized by the Narcotics and Affairs of Borders (NAB) personnel and other law enforcers in 2019 so far, up from 12,15,273 tablet seizures in 2018 and 1,80,007 in 2017. Heroin seizures have also spiked, with 9 kg seized till July, 2019. The corresponding figures for 2018 and 2017 stood at 22 kg and 7 kg respectively. The officer said, the number of alleged drug peddlers have also increased manifold due to the lucrative financial prospects of the business.“While 355 drug peddlers, including 79 women, were arrested in 2017, the number of arrests rose to 479, including 95 women, in 2018 and 203 till July, 2019,” he said. The officer said the border drug racket is complicated and foreign nationals are associated with it. In February this year, a 35-year-old Myanmarese national was detained at the Indo-Myanmar border town of Moreh in Manipur for possessing 143 small packets of brown sugar with a total worth of Rs 3.6 crore in the international market, another police officer said. Brown sugar too has made inroads in the State for local abuse. While a little more than 5 kg of brown sugar had been recovered in 2017, 19 kg of the contraband was seized in 2018 and more than 115 kg of the drug seized till July 2019. Not just these smuggled drugs, poppy cultivation in Manipur’s hill districts of Chandel and Ukhrul bordering Myanmar, too is proving a headache to law enforcers. Sources revealed that opium grown in these districts is purchased by dealers from Myanmar, who then export them back to Manipur after chemically processing them into heroin. Poppy cultivation is banned in Manipur under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Nevertheless, several farmers in the hill areas have discarded rice cultivation and shifted to poppy cultivation for better financial returns, a police officer said. To check poppy cultivation, personnel of the state police, the NAB and the Assam Rifles periodically destroy these plantations, the officer said. Some 2210 acres of poppy cultivation were destroyed in 2017. The corresponding figures for 2018 and till July, 2019 stood at 1506 acres and 446 acres respectively.