Picket Line support for RAP workers as strike begins

first_imgSIPTU-represented workers at the Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) plant in Gaoth Dobhair have commenced a 16-hour work stoppage today, Monday, in a bid for union recognition.Sinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has this morning lent his support the striking workers and called on RAP management to enter into talks with workers to end the dispute.Central to the dispute is company management’s refusal to recognize the right of workers represented by SIPTU to union representation for the purpose of collective bargaining. Speaking from the picket line this morning, Deputy Doherty said:“Today’s strike action comes following a recent ballot by SIPTU members at the factory who voted decisively in favour of industrial action due to a number of outstanding issues concerning employment and working conditions.“I understand that central to this dispute between management and these workers is management’s decision to ignore a recent Labour Court recommendation and its refusing to recognize the right of workers to union representations for collective bargaining purposes.“I again want to repeat calls I made last month when I urged both management and officials representing SIPTU workers to come together and discuss these outstanding issues which have resulted in today’s planned picket. “The RAP packaging factory is a major employer here in Gaoth Dobhair and its growth is a testament to the skill, expertise and hard work of its workers here and it is therefore crucial that every effort is made to resolve this dispute.“Naturally, these striking workers have not taken the decision to partake in today’s work stoppage lightly however, it’s clear that the ongoing refusal by management to fully adhere to this recent recommendation of the Labour Court in this instance has been a major factor in leading to today’s strike action.“I understand that SIPTU has written to management to outline that union representatives are prepared and willing to sit down with them to discuss all outstanding issues in the hope that a resolution can be found.“I want to once again urge both sides to come together and sit around the negotiating table with the view to arriving at a mutually agreeable solution.“Likewise, I am again calling on Údarás na Gaeltachta, as a state agency that has provided supports to the company over the years, to also play a role here by encouraging both RAP management and these workers to enter into talks aimed at ending this dispute.” Picket Line support for RAP workers as strike begins was last modified: September 25th, 2018 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)Tags:Gaoth DobhairGweedorePearse Doherty TDRapid Action PackagingSIPTUstrikelast_img read more

Changing the world, one IT Boot Camp at a time

first_imgSiyabonga Vilikazi (centre) (17) fromZitikeni High School scooped the competition prize, with 16-year-old Khotofo Takgafela (right) from Diepsloot Combined Schoolcoming second, and Phumzilema Mathuthu (left), also 16, from Rabasotho High School, thirdIn partnership with the Dell Development Fund and Tata Consultancy Services, the Change the World organisation hosted its second ICT and IT Boot Camp competition for high school students on Saturday 21 June, with top students from schools around Tembisa and Diepsloot participating.“This is really to give them a chance to create something beautiful on their own and really get a taste of what it’s like to be a programmer and to get more into IT and consider it as a career option,” explained Jonathan Novotny, co-founder and programme director at the Change the World Trust.The organisation offers IT and ICT training workshops to school pupils in Tembisa Alexandra, Olivenhoutbosch , Zandspruit and Diepsloot to help the pupils improve their IT skills to successfully join the modern world of work.“I think it’s exciting for them to start with nothing and finish with a project that has some of their own characteristics and carries some of their own interests.”Pupils from Rabasotho Combined School, Diepsloot Combined School and Zithikini High School gathered at the Wings of Life Centre in Diepsloot to compete for the grand prize of an RCT Android Tablet valued at just under R2 000.“They’re all 10th and 11th graders; we don’t take any matric students into the Boot Camp because we don’t want to interfere with their preparations for the exams coming up at the end of the year,” said Natalie Emery, co-founder of the Trust.“We do however we involve most senior students who we feel have a passion and desire to learn IT in our programmes.”TOP OF THE CLASSThe competition challenged pupils to build a static three-page website using the HTML/CSS coding language they had been taught during their courses.“They’re very confident,” Emery said; “I’ve had a variety of responses; some of them feel that it’s very complicated and others feel that maybe it’s too easy.“They’ve had quite a few classes with our trainers so I’m sure they all know what’s going on. What I’ve seen from them so far makes me feel that we’re doing the right things.”The Change the World courses cover basic computer operation, programmes such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel and more advanced subjects such as HTML/CSS coding and programming.Siyabonga Vilikazi (17) fromZitikeni High School scooped the competition prize, with 16-year-old Khotofo Takgafela fromDiepsloot Combined Schoolcoming second, and Phumzilema Mathuthu, also 16, from Rabasotho High School, third.A confident Vilikazi said, “I’ve always been interested in computers and how they work and I wanted to learn more about IT, so when I was told at school that we were going to be trained in the use of computers and IT I was very excited.“Winning this competition has encouraged me to pursue a career in IT.“If it wasn’t for Change the World and this boot camp I wouldn’t have known that I’m capable of making my own website. It has opened my eyes.”Marlin Madondo, head of donor relations and marketing for Change the World, said the organisation’s students have taken to programming and “some of them say they are really considering careers in the IT industry”.The learners were given the task of creating a static three-page website using laptops and the HTML/CSS coding knowledge they had acquired from the workshops that the organisation had been running at their schools during previous monthsTHE CHANGE THE WORLD INTERN PROGRAMME“If you look at the world the way it is, technology is the way forward. So what we’re trying to do is spark an interest in IT amongst young students and hopefully impart these skills … and give them that initial footing they can use to go on and pursue these careers,” Madondo said.In light of this, Change the World encourages some students to join the organisation as trainers. Once the students complete the courses they are encouraged to “give back” by enrolling in intern programmes where they are deployed to training centres. The best-performing interns can opt to join the organisation as full-time trainers.“We can’t just preach employment without trying to create some ourselves,” explained Madondo; “We hope to expand more and as we do so it will allow us to take on more of the talented youngsters that come through our programmes.“Right now we’re operating in two provinces; the Eastern Cape and Gauteng, but we’re looking to spread into Limpopo, the Western Cape, the North West and Mpumalanga and maybe, to a certain extent, reach out beyond our borders to places like Malawi, Mozambique or Zimbabwe.“But for us, as long as we see the value in what we’re doing our growth will be organic.”PLAY YOUR PARTTo get involved or learn more about Change the World visit the organisation’s website, email marlin@changetheworld.org.za, or call 27 (0)71 5333 656 or +27 (0)11 455 2282.last_img read more

Facebook lost 15 million users? Marketers remain unfazed

first_img HomeDigital MarketingFacebook lost 15 million users? Marketers remain unfazed Posted on 9th March 2019Digital Marketing FacebookshareTwittertweetGoogle+share Facebook lost 15 million users? Marketers remain unfazedYou are here: Related postsLytics now integrates with Google Marketing Platform to enable customer data-informed campaigns14th December 2019The California Consumer Privacy Act goes live in a few short weeks — Are you ready?14th December 2019ML 2019121313th December 2019Global email benchmark report finds email isn’t dead – it’s essential13th December 20192019 benchmark report: brand vs. non-brand traffic in Google Shopping12th December 2019Keep your LinkedIn advertising strategy focused in 202012th December 2019 Source: Edison Research 2019Facebook has lost an estimated 15 million users in the U.S. during the last two years, according to a report from Edison Research. The firm’s “The Infinite Dial 2019,” surveyed 1,500 U.S. citizens age 12-years and older and found that Facebook usage overall has dropped from 67 percent to 61 percent in two year’s time, with the 12 to 34-years age segment down from 82 million in 2017 to 65 million this year.Twitter usage is also on a downward slope, going from 23 percent to 19 percent between 2017 and 2019. The report found, overall, social media use has stagnated since 2016, with the number of respondents claiming to be on social remaining around 77 to 80 percent for the past three years. But social media marketing experts said they’re not seeing any impact from declining social media use.People aren’t leaving social, just shifting platforms. While the report showed Facebook users numbers were dropping, Facebook-owned Instagram is experiencing a steady rise. Instagram’s audience reach is still much smaller than Facebook’s, but Edison’s survey found Instagram usage has climbed from 34 percent in 2017 to 39 percent.Steve Weiss, CEO of digital marketing agency MuteSix, said he doesn’t believe Facebook users are leaving, but instead the current user base is simply aging.“While the younger demographics may be shifting to Instagram and Snapchat, Facebook is also seeing increased gains from the 55+ segment. In other words, users aren’t exactly leaving, they are simply shifting,” said Weiss. According to Edison’s report, the 55+ age segment of respondents were the only group whose Facebook usage had increase since 2017.Yuval Ben-Itzhak, CEO of social media marketing platform Socialbakers, said his company doesn’t have any data indicating a drop in Facebook user numbers.“In Q4, Facebook reported an increase,” said Ben-Itzhak, “As for Twitter, they have stopped reporting on users which could mean users did not grow.”Ben Heiser, a content strategist for the Drum Agency, agrees with Weiss in terms of Facebook versus Instagram user numbers.“Everyone likes to take shots at Facebook usage being down as the end of social media as we know it, but social media is more of a media channel now than ever before. Facebook has global saturation at this point and active users are just switching over to Instagram, which Facebook owns,” said Heiser.“Here’s the thing – surveys are always skewing perception towards something. One survey cites the 15 million loss in young Facebook users as their rallying cry to jump to audio. However, if you look at the actual numbers, not survey results, Facebook reported that there were 1.52 billion daily active users in Q4, an increase of nine-percent year-over-year.”Facebook advertising still delivering. Weiss said his ad agency is not seeing an impact from any drops in usage. He believes the Facebook’s Stories ad product, which the company rolled out in the News Feed last year, will drive more advertising on the platform.“With Facebook’s continued investment in analytics across all its platforms, we also expect to see advanced engagement metrics for Stories, which will ultimately boost bottom-line revenue for Facebook,” said Weiss.He is confident Instagram advertising revenue will continue to climb, also spurred by Story ads.“As a matter of fact, advertising revenues on Instagram’s Stories are projected to increase as early studies demonstrate brands can expect to see higher ad recall and click-through rates than from previous ads that were posted on the Instagram feed,” said Weiss.And then there’s WhatsApp. Edison Research’s survey did not include historical usage data on WhatsApp, the encrypted messaging app owned by platform, but did show 23 percent of the survey participants age 12 to 34 years old were using it this year.“While Facebook doesn’t report on individual app growth regularly, you can easily infer that the growth is happening on WhatsApp and Instagram, which cater and are heavily used by a younger target,” said Heiser.Facebook has been making subtle moves to get more people on WhatsApp — announcing in January that it plans to integrate its WhatsApp, Instagram and Facebook Messenger platforms, making it possible for users to communicate between the three apps. Facebook also said it is planning to roll-out WhatsApp ads this year.Why you should care. While the Edison Research may show declining user numbers, a loss of 15 million users on Facebook may not amount to much for a platform that has 1.5 billion daily active users. And recent reports show advertisers are ahead of the curve with Instagram, with lifts in incremental ad spending from loyal advertisers driving ad spend growth on the platform — money that is still going into Facebook’s pocket.As Heiser noted, Facebook’s most recent earnings report isn’t showing any major impact from a drop in usage with ad revenue climbing to $16.6 billion during the fourth quarter of 2018. In fact, the company reported the average price of an ad decreased 2 percent, while ad impressions were up 34 percent. Twitter also saw increased ad revenue during the last quarter of 2018, up 23 percent year-over-year.Overall, marketers shouldn’t make any knee-jerk reactions when it comes to their social media strategy based on one survey, marketers say.“If you’re planning to use media, you shouldn’t be a fan of one or the other. The focus should be where your audience is most engaged: is it podcast? Instagram? Facebook? If so, that’s where you need to be,” said Heiser.The post Facebook lost 15 million users? Marketers remain unfazed appeared first on Marketing Land.From our sponsors: Facebook lost 15 million users? Marketers remain unfazedlast_img read more

Napoli defensive problems for Salzburg

first_imgDefenders Faouzi Ghoulam, Elseid Hysaj, Nikola Maksimovic and Mario Rui are all unavailable for Napoli’s Champions League clash with Red Bull Salzburg. Their omissions mean Napoli travel to Austria with just two recognised full-backs in Giovanni Di Lorenzo and Kevin Malcuit, neither of whom are left-footed. Although Hysaj, Maksimovic and Mario Rui are all injured, Ghoulam’s exclusion is something of a mystery. The Algerian recovered from two serious knee injuries in October 2018 and had played in five of the Partenopei’s eight Serie A games so far this season. However, AreaNapoli reports there are doubts over his physical condition, namely that he has lost a yard of pace following his knee problems. Napoli squad to face Salzburg: Allan, Callejon, Di Lorenzo, Elmas, Fabian, Gaetano, Insigne, Koulibaly, Karnezis, Llorente, Lozano, Luperto, Malcuit, Manolas, Meret, Mertens, Milik, Ospina, Younes, Zielinski Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

The wedding list

first_imgPrecious ConnectAnanya Fine JewelleryHaving grown up surrounded by fashion and design, it wasn’t surprising that young Ananya Malhotra, 26, found her passion in jewellery. She studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins in London and went on to learn gemology at Gemology Institute of America (GIA). “I always wanted to,Precious Connect Ananya Fine Jewellery Having grown up surrounded by fashion and design, it wasn’t surprising that young Ananya Malhotra, 26, found her passion in jewellery. She studied jewellery design at Central Saint Martins in London and went on to learn gemology at Gemology Institute of America (GIA). “I always wanted to create jewellery that celebrated the profound bond between the wearer and the piece, and that is the philosophy of Ananya Fine Jewellery,” says Malhotra talking about her design ethos.The brand takes its inspiration from Hindu and Buddhist philosophies and her first collection was titled Celestial Lotus. “Lotus is represented in each chakra and I wanted to explore how a piece might influence the wearer when connected to chakras and colours,” she explains.Besides retail, Malhotra also caters to the bespoke wedding market where each piece is curated and customised basis the bride’s needs. The services are not just limited to brides but also include pieces created for the family, and buttons and cufflinks for grooms too that fit the larger wedding theme. “I realised how deeply personal the entire process was when I designed my own wedding jewellery,” she explains.Talking about her clients and the response in the market, Malhotra says, “A bride once told me that designing and creating her jewellery was the best part of her wedding”.At Evoluzione, 3, Khader Nawaz Khan Road, Nugambakkam, Tel 28333627Price 5 lakh onwards for bespoke piecesKarhikeyan Thirumalai, COO, Kamadhenu Jewellers. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar Collectors’ Choice  Kamadhenu Select  From the house of Kamadhenu Jewellers comes a new exclusive boutique, Kamadhenu Select. Amidst price wars and mass-produced jewellery, the store that opened its doors in October puts spotlight on collectors’ pieces. “We cater to people who are looking for exclusive designs in fusion and antique jewellery and exquisite diamond jewellery. Our target group is jewellery aficionados,” says Karhikeyan Thirumalai, 35, COO.advertisementOffering no discounts or price reductions, the brand prides itself on craftsmanship and its customer experience, coupled with a large selection of styles. From traditional South Indian and antique jewellery to contemporary diamond pieces, there’s a lot for brides to choose from. The newest offering includes an exclusive collection by Mumbai-based jewellery designer Gautham Banerjee, which is made up of precious stones, uncut and polki diamonds.At Kamadhenu Select, 176, Eldams Rd, Vannia Teynampet, Alwarpet,Tel 46591818Price  1 lakh onwardsInterior design Aparna Philip. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar Out of the Box Wedding Gift Registry at Address Home The wedding season can be a little challenging for guests too, especially when looking for the right gift for a couple. Here’s how the to-be-weds can make it easier for their guests and at the same time avoid receiving duplicates of the same item. Address Home, a franchise interior store has started a Wedding Gift Registry service to take the stress off the process of gifting. “The to-be-wed couple visits our store to select the pieces they love and the store maintains a list of items and number of pieces per item that have been chosen. The couple shares their Wedding Gift registry with their family and friends, who then visit Address Home to pick the item they want to gift,” explains Aparna Philip, 42, Interior Designer and Franchisee of Address Home.The service, popular abroad, is slowly gaining pace in the city for its practicality. “It takes the stress off the guest’s head of whether it would fit their budget and if the receiver would like the gift. And it ensures the recipient gets exactly what they love,” adds Philip.At 4/22, Rutland Gate 4th St, Srirampuram, Thousand Lights West, Thousand Lights,Tel 42141813, Price 550 onwardsHarini Kannan of Harini Kannan Cards showcasing her creations. Picture courtesy: Sumanth KumarQuirk Factor Harini Kannan Cards Traditional wedding cards are passe. So if quirky is what you’re looking for, you could have anything from the bride and groom doing a Gangnam-style dance to caricatures that represent their profession. Harini Kannan, 27, a fashion design graduate who went on to study illustration started her own company after a short stint at Happily Unmarried, Delhi. In the midst of freelance illustration projects, she designed the invite for her sister’s wedding. The quirky, colourful invitation with the bride and groom posing Gangnam-style became a huge hit. “Offers for wedding cards started pouring in then and I decided to focus on them,” she says.Kannan first meets the couple to understand their requirements, after which she sends them images for reference based on the exchange, and then shares initial sketches done by hand. Once approved, they are rendered digitally and the invite is designed around them. “I usually look for a common thread that binds the couple and work on ideas based on that. For instance, a stand-up comedian and a conventional artist couple had an invite designed like a show ticket,” she says. The design process usually takes eight to ten days so book an appointment basis that.advertisementEmail hkillustrations@gmail.comTel 9994361661Price 7,000 onwardsM Pushpaneesh of Niche Weddings. Silver Screen Moment Niche Weddings If you are a movie buff who has always dreamt of playing the lead in a film of your own, this is your chance to shine. Instead of conventional wedding videos, M Pushpaneesh, 26, Owner, Niche Weddings makes wedding films for couples who are looking for something magical. The electronic media graduate had a small stint conceptualising and shooting wedding videos in Singapore before he returned to India to set up his own company. It was in 2013 that the company started offering end-to-end wedding packages for all your photography and video needs. “Shooting the events chronologically can be a dry exercise. My approach to a wedding film is purely cinematic,” he says. “The idea is to capture the moment and let the bride and groom look like film stars on their special day,” he adds. He often receives compliments from clients who find the style refreshing. The exclusive wedding package includes a pre-or post-wedding photoshoot, a wedding video and a conventional photoshoot too. Bookings are best done two months in advance, but everything depends on availability.Email nicheweddingfilms@gmail.comTel 9884221907Price Rs 2 lakh onwards for the wedding packageShreyans Bohra of Kora. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar On a Budget Kora by Nilesh Mitesh Designer clothing just got more affordable for men looking to sport an Indian or Indo-western look this wedding season with Kora, a franchise of Mumbai-based designers Nilesh and Mitesh’s Mokshaa. From basic shirts and trousers to sherwanis for the big day, at Kora you’ll be spoilt for choice. What’s more? Everything is custom-made to the last detail based on your choice. “We first discuss the wedding functions with customers to understand their need and theme. Then with the help of designers, we work with different styles to create outfits for them,” says Shreyans Bohra, 24, Managing Director. Drapes in the Shantanu and Nikhil style are in vogue, as are asymmetric cuts and indo-western outfits, he tells us. “The newest trend, however, is the Virat Kohli look from his wedding with Anushka Sharma,” he adds. The outfits take 20 days from start to finish.At No24, BBCL Magnum, College RoadTel 4643 4999, Price Rs 15,000 onwardsSushmita Palam and Pradeep, co-founders, Sitamahalakshmi Silks. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar Kanjeevarams at a Click Sitamahalakshmi Silks Shopping for traditional wedding wear just got a lot easier. You can now pick that prized Kanjeevaram saree for the bride or a range of soft silk ones for gifting at the click of a button. Sitamahalakshmi Silks from the house of Kumaran Silks has taken the whole process of silk shopping online to save you countless trips around the crowded lanes of T Nagar. “We wanted to initiate an online platform exclusively for silk sarees. Every saree is handpicked carefully with respect to design and colour for clients with modern tastes as well as for those who do not wish to compromise on traditional patterns and hues. Even the pickiest of the lot would be happy with our designs. Also, since we have our own weavers, we are able to give every client special attention to ensure they get what they want,” explains Sushmita Palam, 26, co-founder.advertisementDepending on the time available, Sitamahalakshmi Silks also offers special services like customised sarees for brides. In case there’s a time crunch, a large collection in their choice of colours is offered. The newest offering of the brand is unique Kanjeevaram dupattas. “You can style the dupatta with a plain anarkali, crop top and skirt or even with an ethnic gown. Just that one dupatta will make a whole new style statement,” says Palam.Website sitamahalakshmisilks.comPrice Rs 4,000 onwards  {mosimageJewels of Desire Gehna Jewellers For over a decade now, those who prefer custom handmade jewellery over mass produced have made their way to Gehna. “A bride walks in and tells us the theme of the wedding, her colour and style preference. An in-house design team then works on the requirements to create a unique piece for her special day”, says Vineeth Samdaria, 25, head, operations and marketing.Brides can choose from three different styles-traditional South Indian, contemporary with diamonds and colour stones and kundan and meenakari. A recent Mughal-themed wedding required them to create Mughal art inspired jewellery in pink gold to match the bride’s lehenga. “Most brides these days don’t want heavy jewellery and stick to colour stones and diamonds that can be worn later too. They are also open to gold in different tones. We offer as many as seven kinds,” he adds.At 5/33, 13th Avenue, Harrington Road, Opposite Chinmaya Heritage Centre, ChetpetTel 2836 3602,PRICE Rs 3.5 lakh onwardsVineeth and Sunith Samdaria of Gehna Jewellers. Picture courtesy: Sumanth Kumar Tailor-Made Syed Bawkher & Company  Wedding preparations for men in town are incomplete without a customary visit to the city’s foremost bespoke tailors, Syed Bawkher & Company. However, it isn’t just the well-cut suits but they’ll make you a fine sherwani or bandhgala too. “Weddings these days have themes and a lot of people ask us for bandhgalas and jodhpur pants for the sangeet and the brunch dos,” says Unaiz Ahmed, 42, partner. Besides the change in choice, people are opting for bolder colours like rust, oranges and maroons and often patterns like bold checks, he tells us. At 128, Cathedral Road, GopalapuramTel 9840034657 Price Rs 45,000 onwardslast_img read more

9 months ago​Pogba would’ve thrived in Man Utd treble team – Sheringham

first_imgAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say ​Pogba would’ve thrived in Man Utd treble team – Sheringhamby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTeddy Sheringham believes that Paul Pogba would have fitted into Manchester United’s treble winning team.Pogba is the best outfield player in United’s current squad.But many fans have wondered if he’d get into the team with the likes of Paul Scholes and Roy Keane around.And now they have an answer from a man who played a key role in that 1999 squad.Sheringham told Stadium Astro: “I think he would because he is a very talented player.”He would have been brought back down to earth at the right times when he’s… not stepping out of line, because you’re not stepping out of line, you’re just not doing the right things at the right times.”That’s what made our team so good. We did all the right things at the right times.”There’s a lot of players who do the wrong things constantly. You have to do the right things at the right times for you to be part of a team.”I think he would have been told by the senior members, ‘pass the ball. Stop showing how good you are. We play as a team’.”The more you keep telling them, you hope that the penny drops.”There’s always times to do that bit of flashness, to get you out of a problem on the football pitch, but not every time you get it.” last_img read more

Auburn Football: Video: LB Kris Frost Does His Best “Angry Will Muschamp” Impression

first_imgA General view of Auburn's stadium.AUBURN, AL – SEPTEMBER 20: A general view from high in the stadium as the LSU Tigers take on the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium on September 20, 2008 in Auburn, Alabama. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)Will Muschamp is intense. That is no revelation to those who have followed him at Florida, Texas, or his last stop at Auburn, where he earned the nickname “Boom” after a fiery, ‘not safe for work,’ reaction to a defensive stop. Muschamp has only been back at Auburn for a few months, but he’s already making a big impression on his players. Linebacker Kris Frost was asked about his new coordinator, and he did a pretty solid impression of “angry Will Muschamp.”#Auburn LB Kris Frost does his impression of Will Muschamp’s angry face. #WarEagle pic.twitter.com/jsfYJ5zZ1v— Dayne Young (@dayneyoung) July 13, 2015Of course, no one does Muschamp like Muschamp.This game clearly shows why #Auburn fans are excited about hiring #Muschamp as the DC. pic.twitter.com/MRIwNshLD7— SEC Football Facts (@SEC_Fball_Facts) January 1, 2015Florida fans are glad he’s gone, but we’re very happy that Muschamp is still in the SEC.last_img read more

Video: Tim Tebow Surprised A Young Florida Fan In The Hospital, And It Was Awesome

first_imgTim Tebow with a young Gator fan at the hospital.Tim TebowThis video is incredibly heartwarming, but you may need to view it with some tissues handy. Former Florida legend and Heisman-winning quarterback Tim Tebow visited Nathaniel, a patient at Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville. Clearly, judging by his blanket, pillow and t-shirt, Nathaniel is a huge Gators fan. When Tebow walks in the room, the young boy’s reaction is immediate, and priceless. Watch for yourself.  So AWESOME to watch Tim Tebow surprise our new friend Nathaniel at Wolfson Children’s Hospital! What an incredible young man!Posted by Tim Tebow Foundation on Tuesday, September 29, 2015That’s just awesome stuff, and not a surprise coming from Tebow. [ USA Today ]last_img

OSC charges Toronto businessman with fraudulent sale of securities

first_imgTORONTO – Police are seeking to arrest a Toronto businessman charged with the fraudulent sale of hundreds of millions of dollars of securities to Chinese citizens.The allegations against Xiao Hua Gong, also known as Edward Gong, follow an investigation by the Ontario Securities Commission.He faces a charge of fraud over $5,000, possession of property obtained by crime, laundering proceeds of crime and uttering a forged document. None of the allegations have been proven in court.The OSC charges against Gong stem from the fraudulent sales of securities in two companies, O24 Pharma PLC and Canada National TV Inc., from Jan. 1, 2012 to Dec. 20 of this year.The OSC alleges that both companies were controlled by Gong and the sale of their securities was orchestrated by Gong from the Toronto area.The OSC also alleges that a significant percentage of the money obtained by the scheme was directed to Gong’s bank accounts in Canada which he then used for his benefit.Note to readers: This is a corrected story. A previous version misspelled Canada National TV Inc.last_img read more