The two Barça Academies in Australia, about to close

first_imgThere isn’t any doubt that the coronavirus disaster has been the definitive tip for the financial stability of those faculties, though in the case of these managed by BCN Sports activities they’ve lengthy been in critical monetary hassle and have issue paying their staff and suppliers.Particularly in Canada, customers demand from BCN Sports activities nearly a million Canadian {dollars} for the season’s advance subscriptions plus the cancellation of a visit to Barcelona to take part in a World Faculties event.For his half, the promoter firm claims to really feel helpless on the a part of the blaugrana membership, because it has ignored its requests for assist to clear up these financial issues that make the mission unsustainable.In the long run, as all the time, these affected are the youngsters, who will be unable to proceed having fun with their dream of studying the values ​​taught at FC Barcelona and of enjoying in the future on the Blaugrana membership. Unhealthy instances for the Faculties that FC Barcelona has unfold all over the world. This Wednesday the ultimate closure of the 5 Academies that the Blaugrana membership in Canada had made official due to the truth that the corporate that managed these faculties, BCN Sports activities, had entered into suspension of funds, in accordance to the EFE company.Nonetheless, the whole lot signifies that they won’t be the final to disappear, since The similar firm manages the FC Barcelona Academies in Australia and is a most popular accomplice in these in China, so they might even have the identical vacation spot as these in Canada.In reality, the two in the oceanic nation, positioned in Sydney and Brisbane, are about to close, AS has realized. The screens of those two faculties have been behind in their funds for a very long time, so the scenario has begun to be unsustainable. As well as, the cancellation of a sequence of occasions has precipitated the occasions, which may additionally have an effect on the 4 faculties that the membership has in China.last_img read more

Belgian Herbalist Wants Liberian Traditional Medicine to Go Int’l

first_imgThe owner and chief herbalist of a Belgian-based traditional pharmaceutical company — Pharmapath, Joris Ghyssaert, has vowed to support Liberian traditional medicine to become reformed into products of acceptable international standard.Pharmapath is the producer of Phytexponent, herbal products that restart and improve the immune system.Phytexponent is widely used in Belgium and African countries, including Kenya, Zaire and South Africa to cure HIV/AIDS.The Belgian herbalist made the commitment when he gave a presentation on Phytexponent products during last Friday’s formal launch of the five-year plan  on the National Traditional Medicine Policy and Strategy. He urged Liberian traditional herbalists to unite in order to develop a cohesive knowledge to share one intellectual property production company to have a standardized product.He admonished Liberian herbalists to continue to conduct research on plants, establish plant formulas, undertake clinical trials, produce raw materials on an organized farm and start treating locally in Liberia before branching out.“There are big opportunities for herbal medicine if done seriously,” Mr. Ghyssaert said.Dr. Nyaquoi K. Kargbo, the Registrar of the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC), said the intent of their collaboration with the Belgian herbalist is aimed at helping the country to graduate into a general standardized formation for public consumption throughout  the country.This, he indicated, would help in the reforming and integrating quality, accessible, equitable and sustainable traditional medicine in the healthcare service delivery system.When contacted via mobile phone yesterday, the Belgian herbalist reiterated his desire to assist the Liberian Government through the Division of Complementary Medicines of the Health Ministry.He stated that plans have been introduced for the partnership.According to the Division of Commentary Medicine of the Health Ministry, over 94 traditional medicines have been found to cure diverse illnesses and diseases, including Ebola.It may be recalled that the Liberian Government through the Ministry of Health finally launched a five-year plan on the usage of herbs (traditional/country medicine) in all health centers across the country.  The program is a part of the country’s new health care system.The Health Ministry, through the Division of Complementary Medicine, the Liberia Medical and Dental Council (LMDC), the Complementary Board and the Traditional Medicine Federation of Liberia (TRAMEDFOL) developed the plan, called the National Traditional Medicine Policy and Strategy. The plan will run from 2015-2019.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Council agrees on amendment to Garrison Landing plan

first_img“The proposed R2 lots are peppered throughout Phases 4, 6 and 7 and are separated in an effort to mitigate parking congestion and blend the two different housing options,” a report from Western Canadian Properties Group reads.“All proposed R2 lots will allow for suited, single-family homes and shall be under Covenant such that no duplexes are permitted.”An administrative report presented to Council says, ‘specific details will be worked through at the detailed design stage based on requirements in the City’s Zoning and Subdivision and Development Servicing Bylaws.’Phase 1 of Garrison Landing was started fall of 2012 and finished in 2013, following endorsement by Council to move into the development and design stages.Advertisement FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — City Council has approved an amendment to the neighbourhood structure plan for the Garrison Landing development.Last year, Council did not give the greenlight to the rezoning for the proposed R2 lots in phase four, as the roads had already been constructed to be nine metres wide — unanimously seen as too narrow by Council.The developers, Western Canadian Properties Group, have requested a revision to the NSP for phases six and seven, with the revised plan seeing 11 metres wide.- Advertisement -When discussing the proposed amendment, Councillor Byron Stewart questioned the purpose of increasing the density on the remaining phases when many homes have been built as R1-zoned property.Mayor Lori Ackerman said the construction of homes with legal secondary suites would meet the demands of increasing density, but also remaining homes where families and homeowners live.Many buildings already exist in the Garrison Landing neighbourhood, and while phases three and five will carry on as planned, phases six and seven will be zoned as R2.Advertisementlast_img read more


first_imgFinn Park was the fitting venue last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday when it hosted the Fran Fields Donegal Creameries inaugural Schools Cup.The Cup which is the climax of the first half of the years end to the Finn Harps Schools Programme – the Programme which sees Finn Harps Players and Coaches working on twenty eight schools all over Donegal has proved a huge success. The Programme which was the brainchild of Finn Harps Community Officer John Campbell has proved to be exceptionally popular .John explains: “Since it was launched in February there has been numerous additional requests from additional schools to join the programme.“We will assess the applications over the summer and see can we include extra schools . Finance will be a issue we fund the programme from our own fundraising, so that is a factor. In fact we have a fundraising 5K walk and run starting at 2pm next Sunday to raise funds and we would welcome people to participate.”This weeks Competition had the additional attraction that all the trophies in the Three School categories were named after Finn Harps first Chairman and founder Fran Fields. The Winners on Wednesday in Category A Schools up to 90 Children were Boys, Fintra Killybegs and Mintnadea Ardara.Thursday in Section B School with less than 160 pupils the winners were Boys Drumkeen NS and Glenties were the Winners.Friday in Section C the over one hundred and sixty Category Kilmacrennan NS were the victors in both boys and Girls.Finn Harps would like to thank all the School .Teachers, Pupils and volunteers who helped make the Competition a outstanding success over the week.The award for best player of tournament Boy and Girl will be revealed at half time in the Longford game on Saturday 23rd June. FINN HARPS’ INAUGURAL FRAN FIELDS SCHOOL CUP IS A HUGE SUCCESS was last modified: June 11th, 2012 by StephenShare 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) Tags:finn harpsFran Fields School Cuplast_img read more


first_imgEVOLVE MENSWEAR have won yet another prestigious award, this time for being the best wedding menswear provider in Ireland.Evolve Wedding & Formal Hire were awarded the prestigious ‘Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Wedding Award. Leading Irish wedding website announced Evolve Wedding and Formal Hire as the Best Menswear Wedding Provider in Ireland in their Brides’ Choice Awards2015 is the second year of the Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Awards and they’ve been very well received by the Irish wedding industry.The awards are open to all venues and registered businesses who offer a wedding-related service to Irish-based couples regardless of whether or not they are customers of Mrs2Be.Judged by both real brides and grooms and independent judges with industry knowledge, the awards recognise excellence within the wedding industry. Owners JP and Mark McCloskey stated how much this award means to them all.“This award means a great deal to us, knowing that couples are happy with the service provided by Evolve.“We believe that quality and professionalism is why we received the award again this year.“We do not want to be doing something unless it’s with 100% commitment.“Wedding Hire Manager Louise McPhilemy along with Shaun McHugh share this vision.“They make it all happen in our Wedding Department. “Our customers are important to us and we are so very grateful to them all for continuing to support us.“In particular for this award, we thank the couples for letting us dress them and for recommending Evolve.Managing Director of Mrs2Be, Keith Malone, commented, “Winning a Mrs2Be Brides’ Choice Award is a huge achievement for any wedding business.“When creating the awards, we deliberately steered clear of the ‘popularity contest’ and ‘paid for’ models. “We endeavoured to create a system that was unbiased and based upon real reviews from real previous couples. I believe we were successful in achieving this goal.”Mr. Malone added “The judges were very impressed with the overall standard of finalists. Each finalist deserves recognition for their professionalism and quality of their product or service.“We sincerely congratulate all of the award winners and wish them the very best for the future.”EVOLVE WIN PRESTIGIOUS WEDDING MENSWEAR AWARD was last modified: May 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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)Tags:Businessevolve menswearFeaturesnewslast_img read more

First corporate bond lists on Yield-X

first_img25 August 2008Housing developer Calgro M3 has become the first South African company to list a bond on Yield-X, the JSE’s interest rate exchange, giving the company the flexibility of having multiple issuances with different debt instruments and different tenures, when and where it suits them.Calgro M3, which is listed on the JSE’s Alt-X alternative exchange, will initially raise R40-million through the issuing of a short-dated zero coupon bond to enable it to undertake further developments in the low-income housing market, which is the company’s primary business.“Three fund managers have already snapped up the bond quickly, which demonstrates the appetite for the issuing of quality bonds,” JSE trading general manager Warren Geers said in a statement this week.“There are another four to five issuers in the pipeline to list bonds, which indicates that current market conditions are not a deterrent to issuers wanting to list a bond as long as the company has a need.”Cheaper financingAccording to the JSE, the listing on the Yield-X has paved the way for residential housing developers to gain access to institutional funding for the first time in South Africa, making it possible for companies to raise cheaper priced debt for financing their integrated and affordable housing developments as well replacing costly debt in their operations.“Funding of a development business requires the combination of a diversified set of funding providers in order to arrive at optimal funding mix in terms of cost of debt and tenure and also creating adequate capacity for a developer,” said Calgro M3 CEO Peter Waweru.Company developments which stand to benefit from the bond issue include the R1.6-billion Fleurhoff project to build 6 000 homes, set to commence in September, and the R2.6-billion Midrand project to built 14 700 homes, set to commence in April 2009. Both projects are located around Johannesburg.“Having listed on the Alt-X only nine months ago, we feel proud and excited to be part of this ground breaking event within the maiden year of the company’s listing, putting us on a trajectory to fund growth expectations,” Waweru said.Appealing investmentFor investors wanting to trade bonds, Yield-X listed bonds are particularly appealing in that Yield-X’s trading fees are the most competitive in the market and that as orders are matched anonymously, a credit wash is provided.“Essentially there is no counter-party risk, because the South African Futures Exchange clearing company does the credit wash for each trading participant and thereby is not exposing the balance sheet to the counter-parties,” explained Geers.Yield-X also provides the flexibility for trading to take place either through the central order book or merely by reporting transactions to the exchange.“Either way, the investor enjoys a high degree of protection, as the JSE has set minimum standards which they have to adhere to with the Financial Services Board,” the JSE says.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Port Elizabeth does Mandela proud

first_img14 June 2010 The friendly city of Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth gave thousands of football fans – as well as Local Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan – an exuberant welcome as the first World Cup match kicked off at its new stadium on Saturday. “I wanted to be here, to see the first World Cup match in my own city in the very stadium that has the name of Nelson Mandela,” said an evidently proud Jordaan of the Nelson Mandela Bay stadium, which cuts a impressive picture with its white, sail-like structures.‘This reflects how far we have come’ For Jordaan it was something he thought impossible while growing up in Nelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth during the years of Apartheid. “When I grew up here, this was a white area. I couldn’t come here. To stand here and be part of the organisation of the World Cup in this area, in this stadium – it’s incredible to see. This match reflects how far we have come.” For the local and foreign fans in the stands, the feeling of camaraderie broke all international boundaries, as hundreds of Korea Republic supporters cheered and chanted, shouting “Dae han min guk”, the Korean word for “Korea”, as their sports idols gave a commanding performance in beating Greece 2-0. “It’s fantastic, the way that everyone is just bonding,” said Nelson Mandela Metro University architecture student Elke le Roux, as Greece and Korean fans did a little jig in the stands, rallying up deafening support from the crowds as a chorus of vuvuzelas synchronised perfectly with the tune of a Korea Republic fan band.Promoting Korean culture and history Five Korean musicians – dressed in full traditional clothing, colourful face-paint and playing traditional Korean instruments – are celebrating the end of a year-long trek around the world to promote Korean culture and history. “This – coming to the World Cup in South Africa – is the grand finale of a worldwide trip,” said Korean flute player Jin-Won Chung, a mechanical engineering student from Seoul National University, who is enamoured of the “noisy but amazing” vuvuzela. “We are glad to be here to witness this wonderful situation,” said Chung. “We came here with our costumes and our music to show the world Korean culture. We are also trying to protect the heritage of the beautiful island of Dokdo by creating awareness. “We have already travelled to North and South America, Australia, Europe and Kenya. South Africa is the last and best stop.”Following Greece around the country The Greece fans also came out in their droves to support their team. A group of 13 Johannesburg-based Greece supporters chartered a flight to Nelson Mandela Bay for the game. “We are following Greece around the country,” said Melina Lambiakis, from Bedfordview. “We watched the opening match yesterday, and now we are in Port Elizabeth today.” When asked what inspired the countrywide tailing of the Greek team, Lambiakis said that if you were Greek, you had no choice but to support your country. “We are just compelled to support.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Amazon Injects Record $306 Million into India Unit

first_imgWith the recent infusion of Rs 1,950 crore ($306 million), Amazon has pushed its record capital into India this financial year. Amazon Seller Services has received Rs 8,150 crore (about $1.3 billion) so far in 2017-18 from its U.S. parent, according to filings submitted with the Registrar of Companies. This is the fourth time Amazon has pumped in capital infusion since domestic rival Flipkart raised Rs 25,380 crore (about $4 billion) around the middle of last year.Amazon India’s online marketplace is spending $120 million every month — $75 million on ecommerce and $45 million on its Prime subscription service. This is much higher than its average monthly cash burn rate of $80-100 million in 2016, the Economic Times reported citing experts.“Amazon’s (cash) burn is increasing due to push in three categories — smartphones, fashion and grocery,” Satish Meena, senior forecast analyst at Forrester Research, was quoted as saying by the publication. “As its burn increases, it will see more infusions. In fact, 2018 will see both Flipkart and Amazon spending a lot on offline strategies.”Amazon pumped in Rs 2,900 crore in Amazon Seller Services in November last year, which made it the single biggest capital infusion into its India marketplace. So far, Amazon has put in $3 billion of the $5 billion that was committed by founder Jeff Bezos for investing in India. Amazon India’s subsidiaries — Amazon Wholesale, Amazon Pay, Amazon Transport and Amazon Data Services — have received a combined Rs 2,868 crore since 2016. These funds are being used to enhance infrastructure, consumer and seller experience.“We remain committed to our India business with a long term perspective to make ecommerce a habit for Indian customers and to invest in the necessary technology and infrastructure to grow the entire ecosystem,” an Amazon India spokesperson said, PTI reported.In contrast, Flipkart’s total investment in its marketplace, Flipkart Internet Services, is at Rs 8,349 crore so far. While the domestic e-commerce giant has not made any recent infusions into its marketplace, it is trying to catch up with Amazon logistically as the latter has aggressively increased its infrastructure by expanding the number of its delivery centers to 41 across 13 cities in India.In 2018, grocery is one category where the competition is expected to get heated, with Amazon India’s establishment of Amazon Pantry and its delivery service Amazon Now. Flipkart, on the other hand, is set to expand its grocery service to six cities, while Alibaba and Paytm Mall are looking to invest in BigBasket, India’s largest online grocer.Industry watchers feel that Amazon has an edge over its competitors. “Amazon’s strategy is probably to starve their competitors to death, and so they’ll keep a steady state of marginal profitability, or unprofitability, that they know they can sustain for the next 10-20 years with the belief that at some point there’ll be massive capitulation,” Chamath Palihapitiya, the co-founder of venture fund Social Capital, told the Times of India. Related ItemsAmazoneCommerceFlipkartlast_img read more

Four detained in Meerut for death of man

first_imgThe Uttar Pradesh police registered a First Information Report (FIR) and detained four men in the case where a young man was allegedly beaten to death and his friend was injured by members of another community in Kashi village of the Partapur area of Meerut on Sunday.In the FIR, Aslam, father of the deceased, said that his son Shoaib and friend Amir of Kashi village were coming home on a bike when they were stopped by a group of men in the village and beaten mercilessly. The police have invoked sections of the IPC against Sumit, Seenu, Ankit, Rajpal, Chintu and Ramveer.last_img

Azad congratulates Mehbooba

first_imgNew Delhi, April 4 (PTI) Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad today congratulated PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti on becoming the first woman chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir and wished her a peaceful, effective and successful stint.Azad, a former J and K chief minister, was invited by Mehbooba personally for her oath-taking function but he could not attend it due to prior commitments in Chennai and Assam, his office said in a statement.Azad, who is currently the Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha, exuded confidence that Mehbooba will work hard for the welfare of people and progress of the state.Azad had headed a Congress-PDP government in the state (November 2005) but had to resign as Chief Minister in July 2008 as PDP had withdrawn its support to his government after a decision to transfer government land to the Amarnath shrine led to widespread protests there.After nearly three months of Governors rule, Jammu and Kashmir today got its first woman chief minister as Mehbooba was sworn-in with her cabinet ministers.The new government has been formed after the state was put under Governors rule following the death of Mehboobas father and then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammed Sayeed on January 8. PTI AMR RCJ SK GVSlast_img read more