Gary Player, golfer laureate

first_img5 June 2003Gary Player, one of the greatest golfers of all time and one of only five professionals to have won golf’s grand slam of all four major championships, was presented with the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award at the fourth annual Laureus World Sports Awards Ceremony, held in Monaco on 20 May 2003.The Award was presented to Player by his fellow Laureus World Sports Academy member, England football legend Sir Bobby Charlton, who said: “The person the Academy is honouring this evening with the treasured Lifetime Achievement Award started out in his sport exactly 50 years ago. I have followed his career from his first major victory, and it’s astonishing that he is still going strong.“He has admitted that he was not naturally gifted at the sport, which was to become his life, but nobody in any profession has worked harder to first of all conquer his sport, and then conquer the world. I cannot think of anyone who has been more disciplined and dedicated over such a long stretch of time, and even now, 50 years on, he is still playing a mean and magnificent game.”The annual Laureus World Sports Awards, established in 2000, is the only worldwide awards ceremony to honour the world’s best sportsmen and women for their achievements across all disciplines. Its charitable arm, the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, funds and promotes sport as a tool for social change around the world.A true legend of golf, Player has won over 160 titles worldwide, including three British Opens, three US Masters, two US PGA championships and the US Open. He is the only modern player to win the British Open in three different decades. He joined the Senior PGA Tour in 1985 and has since won 23 times worldwide.He was named South Africa’s Sportsman of the Century in 2000, was inducted into the PGA Hall of Fame in 1974, and was named an Honorary Member of the Royal & Ancient at St Andrews in 1994.Additionally, Player operates The Gary Player Foundation an organisation dedicated to promoting education. The Foundation built the Blair Atholl Schools in Johannesburg, South Africa, which have educational facilities for over 500 students.After receiving the Award, Player said: “When we leave here one day, they won’t want to know how many great tournaments we won or how many records we broke. You can only make the world a better place if you give it something.“If I may leave with one message tonight – and I know all my fellow Academy members agree with me – there’s no question that there are prejudices against women in the world today and we as a group are doing everything in our power to eliminate this.”Previous winners of the Laureus Lifetime Achievement Award include Sir Peter Blake (2002), Sir Steven Redgrave (2001), and football legend Pele (2000).Player, along with fellow South African Morne du Plessis, is also a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy, a team of 41 legendary sportsmen and sportswomen who have volunteered their services to the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.The Foundation currently supports 18 projects worldwide, including two in Cape Town, South Africa: Street Universe. This project helps over 400 street children in Cape Town to develop a long-term self-sustainable lifestyle. Sports include soccer, sailing and outward-bound activities, while the educational focus is on fighting Aids, drugs problems, poor health and crime. Helderberg Project. Children between 10 and 18 receive sports’ coaching at the Helderberg Sports Academy ‘irrespective of their ability to pay, while social workers use the opportunity to raise awareness of the problems of juvenile sexual abuse with the young people and parents.Nelson Mandela, speaking about the work of the Foundation at the inaugural awards in Monaco in 2000, said: “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. Sport can awaken hope where there was previously only despair.”Four National Laureus Sport for Good Foundations have been established in Germany, Monaco, South Africa and the US, and further National Foundations are being launched this year in France, India and South America.Laureus World Sports Academy chairman, Olympic track legend Edwin Moses, said: “This is only the start … I know how enthusiastic the Academy members are about this work. They all know how important sport is as an inspiration to our young people and we feel we can make a real impact.”Source: Laureus World Sports Awards Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Can education rescue the Northern Cape child?

first_imgClick image for more information about the discussion.How can parents, teachers and community leaders work together to protect children’s right to education, particularly in impoverished communities wracked by protest, such as the Northern Cape town of Kuruman?Join Brand South Africa at the next Sowetan Dialgue on Wednesday 16 March in Galeshwe, Kimberley for this important discussion, facilitated by RTS FM talk show host Zandisile Luphahla.Speakers will include:• Lebogang Motlhaping, MEC for the Northern Cape Department of Sports, Arts and Culture• Dr Tshegofatso Gopane, provincial chair of the Northern Cape chapter of the Black Management Forum• Professor Yunus Ballim, vice-chancellor of Sol Plaatje University• Sabata-Mpho Mokae, author and young achiever• Dr Albertus J Malgas, clinical psychologistAttendance is free. To secure a seat, SMS the keyword DIALOGUES with your surname to 48470. SMSs are charged at R1.50 each, and free minutes do not apply. Bookings close on Monday 16 March at 12 noon.The details:• Date: 18 March 2015• Time: 18h00 for 18h30• Venue: Mayibuye Multipurpose Centre, Hulana Street, Galeshewe, KimberleyThe event is hosted by the Sowetan Dialogues in partnership with Play Your Part and the Northern Cape Arts and Culture Council.last_img read more

Ohio well represented on NCGA action teams

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio growers chair three of NCGA’s six major teams and committees. Five additional Ohio growers and one Ohio Corn & Wheat staff member serve as members on NCGA’s committee.“We are very proud of the strong representation of our members on the National Corn Board committees,” said Tadd Nicholson, Ohio Corn & Wheat executive director. “Ohio may not produce the most corn in the U.S., but we are leaders in the corn industry, nonetheless. I am proud of the way our Ohio Board members represent their fellow Ohio growers on the national level.”“Every Ohio corn farmer benefits from this national exposure. It helps us make better decisions as an Ohio Corn & Wheat board on behalf of Ohio farmers,” Nicholson said.Ohio’s leadership on NCGA’s major teams and committees are:Ethanol Committee: Keith Truckor, member.Grower Services Action Team: Patty Mann, chairwoman; Les Imboden, member.Production and Stewardship Action Team: Brent Hostetler, chairman; member, Gail LiererPublic Policy Action Team: Jed Bower, member. Jack Irvin, staff member.Trade Policy and Biotechnology Action Team: John Linder, chairman; Jon Miller, member.In addition to the committee leadership, Anthony Bush is a NCGA board member and chair of the finance committee.– See more at: http://ohiocornandwheat.org/ohio-well-represented-on-ncga-action-teams/#sthash.oFlgmnEh.dpuflast_img read more

How Pinterest Is Slowly Learning How To Make Money

first_imglauren orsini Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Pinterest has never been in a hurry to convert investor dollars into financial gains—and given that it’s raised close to three-quarters of a billion dollars over the past five years, it hasn’t needed to be. But the visual social pinboard is finally getting serious about making money. Last winter, it hired former San Francisco Chronicle president Joanne Bradford, who today serves as head of commercial and content partnerships at Pinterest.Joanne Bradford, photo courtesy of Pinterest.Now that Bradford’s been at Pinterest for six months, the site’s commercial strategy is becoming clearer. This month, her team unveiled the latest stage of “promoted pins,” which are essentially advertiser-sponsored versions of the image-based bookmarks—known as “pins”—that Pinterest users put up and share on the site.“The Pinterest mission is to help people discover things,” Bradford told me in a recent interview. “Promoted pins help people discover, and help brands be discovered.”Second Time’s A CharmPinterest’s promoted-pins strategy has been extremely cautious. When the company first announced promoted pins last September, shortly before hiring Bradford, the sponsored pins blended right into the woodwork of the site. A promoted pin for a camping lantern would be almost indistinguishable from the regular rustic images that come up on a search for “hiking.” See also: Pinterest Rolls Out ‘Promoted Pins’ Ads—But No AdvertisersThe origin of that incrementalist approach to advertising traces back to an early Pinterest misstep in February 2012. Back then, the site was so small it didn’t have a PR department. So when Pinterest did some quiet experimentation with automatic affiliate linking—that is, by adding tracking code to pins that linked to e-commerce sites, a technique that could be used to generate revenue—it didn’t disclose what it was up to.Then pinners such as technology blogger Josh Davis discovered the automatic affiliate links and criticized the site for allegedly profiting off of user’s pins without telling anyone. The whole affair blew up into a mini-scandal, prompting Pinterest co-founder and CEO Ben Silbermann to call Davis and explain the testing process.See also: Pinterest’s Second Attempt At Making Money Actually Sounds SmartEver since, Pinterest has been extremely wary about maintaining the trust of its pinners. You can see how that’s played out with promoted pins, which Bradford described as an idea shaped by surveying lots of users. It’s not just about making sure users are aware of how Pinterest makes money, but that it’s making money in a way that won’t squick out users the way affiliate links did.“Promoted pins [are] the result of much testing,” she said. “You can only find the pins in searches and category feeds right now, where they’re most relevant and [least intrusive.] It’s the result of a lot of pinner and marketer feedback.” Slow And SteadyIn September, promoted pins highlighted images for testing purposes. Beginning this May, promoted pins from an initial set of 12 advertisers will begin appearing in Pinterest categories and search results. From ABC Family to Walt Disney, they’re brands you’ve already heard of, which is probably why Pinterest selected them. Bradford noted that 93 out of the world’s top 100 brands have accounts on Pinterest, and there’s lots of advertiser demand for promoted pins. See also: Pinterest Raises A $200 Million Warchest To Do Battle With Google“Brands find Pinterest to be a rich canvas to tell their stories,” she said. “We’re very flexible. Search and display ads are a little bit confined in how you can tell your story to consumers.”Even though promoted pins will only show up in particular parts of the site, opening the floodgates to all brands without alienating users might be tricky. Even Facebook and Twitter haven’t find a way to promote companies that doesn’t jar users out of their browsing experiences. So, as usual, Pinterest is currently opting for transparency and testing.Bradford’s current plan is to help those advertisers learn how to best use Pinterest. Ideally, brands will then providing the kind of pins users like to see, making their promoted pins look less like ads and more like everyday shared images.“Partnerships [with brands] aren’t just, ‘Go get ad dollars.’ That’s not how we think about it here,” Bradford says. “We’re really about teaching partners how to be their best on Pinterest and connect consumers in a very authentic way.” Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#advertising#Joanne Bradford#Monetization#Pinterest#Promoted Pins#visual web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Round 5: Horn still connecting

first_imgLacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Round 4: Pacquiao trying to retaliate, Horn bloodied Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games And Horn connects with a two-punch combo.Pacquiao connects with the right looper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsAnd despite the damage Pacquiao has taken, it’s Horn who has a deformed nose.Pacquiao manages to connect with the left. MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong What ‘missteps’? Jeff Horn of Australia, left, lands a left to Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines, right, during their WBO World Welterweight title fight in Brisbane, Australia, Sunday, July 2, 2017. APJeff Horn is still the aggressive one and he pins Manny Pacquiao once more to the ropes.Pacquiao, though, doesn’t seem to mind the damage he’s taking.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

India win third Test against South Africa by 63 runs,India win third Test against South Africa by 63 runs

first_imgcricket Jasprit Bumrah in action (file photo) Photo: Kamesh Srinivasan – THE HINDU SHARE SHARE EMAIL × January 27, 2018 Superb seam bowling allowed India to rip through South Africas batting line-up and seal a 63-run consolation victory on day four of the third and final test at the Wanderers on Saturday.Chasing 241 for victory on a wicket with pace, bounce and prodigious lateral movement, South Africa were on top at 124 for one, but lost their last nine wickets for just 53 runs as India roared back into the contest.Dean Elgar (86 not out) and Hashim Amla (52) had given South Africa hope with a 119-run second wicket stand.However, South Africa lost their way following Amla’s dismissal 20 minutes before tea, with four batsmen out for ducks.The wickets were shared between the excellent Mohammed Shami (5-28), Ishant Sharma (2-31), Jasprit Bumrah (2-57) and Bhuvneshwar Kumar (1-39).South African claim the series 2-1 after victories in Cape Town and Pretoria. Jasprit Bumrah in action (file photo) Photo: Kamesh Srinivasan – THE HINDUcenter_img India Published on COMMENT SHARE COMMENTSlast_img read more

Governor responds to shooting of tourist

first_img Related Items: The Governor sent a strong message, saying “We will not allow criminals to operate and feel safe from justice in our communities”. He says while the public will notice a “more visible police presence throughout communities, other efforts are being made on the part of the RTCIPF to ensure public safety over the longer term”. His Excellency says while the police cannot do it alone, the assistance of the public is vital, and urged persons with any tips wishing to remain anonymous to contact Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or contact the Chalk Sound Police Station via 338-5901. Meanwhile, the Governor expressed his thoughts and prayers to the Mr. Newman and his family during this time. Last reports, state Mr. Newman remained in a serious critical condition. The governor adds that he has been in regular contact with the Acting Commissioner of Police and with the Premier since the shooting, and assured the public that “the RTCIPF were doing all they can to bring the perpetrators of this sickening crime to justice” through ongoing investigations.Acting Commissioner of Police, Trevor Botting, described the shooting of Mr. Newman as a “callous and cowardly attack”, something the Governor says we cannot allow such in our society.#MagneticMediaNews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, June 26th 2017: His Excellency, Governor, Dr.John Freeman is calling on the public to come forward to the police on any knowledge of criminal activity they happen to notice or observe. His statement comes on the heels of the attention the TCI has been getting following the shooting of American tourist, Kevin Newman while in Providenciales last week.last_img read more

Ready for structured debate Maken on Kejriwal challenge

first_imgResponding to AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal’s challenge to BJP’s Kiran Bedi for a public debate, Maken said, “This will be a healthy tradition. I believe a structured debate should take place in a mutually accepted TV channel or agency moderated by a mutually accepted anchor.”Maken, who is also the party’s Campaign Committee Chief, said a debate will enable the leadership of various parties to spell out their vision to the public by answering “difficult questions”.“I think this is the best way for the leadership to answer difficult questions that are raised and spell out their vision to the public in the age of Internet and social media,” he said, adding that at least “2-4 such debates” should be held.Through a tweet, tagging both Kejriwal and Bedi, Maken said, “Great! I am ready for a structured debate. Let the people of Delhi make a comparative assessment.”last_img read more