2005 in review

first_imgAgricultureBusinessEducationEnvironmentFood& HealthHome& GardenLifestylesInternationalScienceWeather Between the Christmas gifts and the New Year’s resolutions, youmay want to look back on the news of 2005 before you get startedon 2006. Here’s a look at the year’s top stories from the GeorgiaFACES news to use about Georgia Family, Agricultural, Consumerand Environmental Sciences. Sorted by date and linked to thestory in our archive, here are 2005’s top 10 stories in 10categories: agriculture,business,education,environment,food& health, home& garden, international,lifestyles,scienceand weather.last_img read more

Mexico eager to lure firms from Asia under new trade deal

first_imgConsidering Mexico’s diverse manufacturing base, Marquez said the government was interested in attracting a range of companies from across the globe.She said the government also would seek to speak with Apple and other US firms about relocating their supply chain to Mexico.Retelling a recent conversation with Lopez Obrador, Marquez said she pointed to the cellphone she was holding in her hand and said, “These phones don’t have to be produced in China, … there is an enormous opportunity to produce them” in Mexico.The government is looking to attract North American and European firms producing in China, Singapore and Vietnam.Marquez said the new trade deal came into force at a “critical” juncture for both the Mexican and the global economy and that it could help Latin America’s second-largest country recover from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.Topics : “In steel we see the biggest opportunity,” Marquez, a Harvard-trained economist, told Reuters in an interview. “We want to show these companies the opportunities that open up with this increase in regional content requirements.”Marquez said the government of President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has held talks with foreign steelmakers, including South Korea’s POSCO, Japan’s Nippon Steel Corp and Mitsubishi Corp and Ternium, about investing in Mexico to produce steel for the auto sector.She said there is a possibility foreign steelmakers could partner with or take a stake in Mexico’s Altos Hornos de Mexico. A spokesman said the Mexican company is not currently in talks.None of the other steelmakers immediately responded to requests for comment. Mexico has spoken to a host of foreign companies, particularly steelmakers, in an effort to lure business from Asia to capitalize on a new North American trade deal, Economy Minister Graciela Marquez said on Monday.The United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) took effect at the beginning of this month, replacing its quarter-century-old predecessor, as the coronavirus pandemic wallops the global economy and international trade.The new deal includes tougher content rules both for autos and steel and aluminum than when the North American Free Trade Agreement was launched in 1994.last_img read more

Bardsley ban lifted after apology

first_img The 28-year-old full-back was suspended by the Black Cats over a comment posted on the social media site Instagram after the 1-0 defeat which read: “Great opening day. Hahahhahaha hahahhaha!!!”. But Bardsley, who is currently recovering from a broken foot, has now apologised and his ban has been lifted. He said in a statement: “I would like to apologise to the club and supporters for my comments made on social media. “I understand how they may have been interpreted and it was a serious error of judgement. “I accept the punishment that has been handed to me by the football club and will now focus my attention and efforts on rehabilitation and regaining my fitness.” However, Scotland international Bardsley’s return to the fold does not necessarily mean he will have a place in manager Paolo Di Canio’s plans once he has regained fitness. The defender was made to train with the club’s Under-21s during the summer after being photographed at a casino in May, and a proposed move to Fulham collapsed when his injury struck. Phil Bardsley’s Sunderland exile is over after he apologised for mocking the club’s opening day defeat by Fulham.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Carver relishing survival run-in

first_img The Magpies travel to relegated QPR on Saturday knowing victory could be enough to prevent them from following the Londoners through the Barclays Premier League trapdoor, but equally aware that anything less might leave them in desperate trouble with only West Ham’s visit to St James’ Park next weekend to come. Carver’s men at least stopped the rot last Saturday, when a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Tyneside ended a run of eight successive defeats – a sequence of results which has proved hugely testing for all concerned. Newcastle head coach John Carver has challenged his players to embrace the pressure of having to dig themselves out of a hole. Asked what he had learned in recent weeks, the 50-year-old said: “The last four or five months, I’ve learned an awful lot, and that’s what it’s all about. The fact I’ve been given the time to learn from different situations, I think it’s very important . “The one thing is, I’m looking forward to this weekend because there’s a huge challenge in front of us, there’s a bit of pressure on us and we have to be able to embrace that pressure and deal with the challenge ahead of us. “When we come out the other end of it – and hopefully we’ll be at the right end of it – then I will definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, be a stronger and better person for it.” Such is the delicacy of the situation at St James’ that the club have cancelled next week’s end-of-season awards dinner, feeling it was inappropriate to hold a celebration with Premier League status still unsecured. However, on the pitch, there has been a lift in the collective mood on the back of a better result and, perhaps more importantly, a much improved performance against the Baggies. Carver said: “The spirit has been good – it’s been upbeat. But we are not taking our eye off the ball because we haven’t done a job yet. There’s a huge job in front of us, starting with Saturday and then the following Sunday, so we need to stay focused.” Full-back Daryl Janmaat returns to the squad after serving a one-match ban, while striker Papiss Cisse and midfielder Rolando Aarons are also available after stepping up their respective bids for full match fitness during the past week. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Man United confirm Bruno Fernandes signing

first_imgManchester United have confirmed they have reached an agreement to sign Sporting Lisbon midfielder Bruno Fernandes.United have agreed a deal worth up to £68m with the Portuguese club, with the player set to fly into the UK on Wednesday evening to complete the move.Fernandes is due to visit Sporting’s head offices on Wednesday afternoon where he will terminate his contract with the club and is expected to record a video saying goodbye to the Sporting fans.The Portugal international will then make his way to Tires Airport where he will board a private jet bound for Manchester.It is expected Fernandes will get his United medical underway on Thursday morning.United increased their offer to sign Fernandes twice in the past 24 hours, the second for a deal worth up to €80m (£67.76m), which Sporting accepted.After weeks of negotiations, United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward has reached an agreement which will see the club pay an initial fee of €55m (£46.56m) plus add-ons.Sporting would receive a further €10m (£8.46m) from United if Fernandes reaches what are considered easily achievable targets and an additional €15m (£12.7m) if more difficult targets are met. It is understood these clauses include Fernandes winning the Ballon d’Or. Tags: Bruno FernandesMan Utd Source: Sky Sportslast_img read more

Senior Flyers down Grimshaw for second straight shootout win

first_imgThe Fort St. John Senior Flyers improved their record to 4-0 in the early stages of the North Peace Hockey League season on Saturday night. They were in Grimshaw to take on the Huskies, and after beating Spirit River in a shootout the night previous, the Flyers won again in a shootout 4-3.Grimshaw held a 1-0 going into the second before a flurry of goals made up the middle frame. The Huskies took a 2-0 lead 51 seconds in, but the Flyers quickly got it back 19 seconds later. Grimshaw would go up 3-1, but two goals by Fort St. John late in the period in a span of 2:15 knotted the game up.There was no scoring in the rest of the game which resulted in matters being settled in the shootout. Goalie Travis McLean turned aside all five Grimshaw skaters he faced, while potting the winner for the Flyers was Josh Bruha.- Advertisement -Scoring in regulation for the Flyers were Rick Cleaver, Brennan Giroux, and Josh Bruha.McLean made 36 saves in the game.Next for Fort St. John is a game in Manning on Saturday night.Advertisementlast_img read more

De Villiers, Steyn head Cricket SA award nominees

first_img9 May 2014AB de Villiers and Dale Steyn head the list of nominees for the 2013 Cricket South Africa (CSA) professional awards to be announced at a banquet in Johannesburg on Wednesday, 4 June.The Proteas ODI captain and the world’s leading test match bowler are two of the five nominees for the main award: the South African Cricketer of the Year. The other nominees are Test and ODI batsmen Hashim Amla and JP Duminy, and ODI wicketkeeper/batsman Quinton de Kock.Leading nomineesDe Villiers has also been nominated for the Castle Lager Test Cricketer of the Year Award and the Castle Lager One-Day International Cricketer of the Year.Steyn has been nominated for Test Cricketer of the Year, the Blue Label Telecoms T20 International Cricketer of the Year and the KFC So Good Award, and remarkably has all three nominations for the RAM Delivery of the Year.None of De Villiers, Duminy and De Kock has previously being named South African Cricketer of the Year, so there could well be a first-time winner of CSA’s most prestigious award.De Kock and Duminy also have two nominations each as the former has been nominated for the Castle Lager One-Day International Cricketer of the Year and the latter for the Blue Label Telecoms T20 International Cricketer of the Year.The awards cover the period from 1 May 2013 to 30 April 2014. The period covers two ICC events – the Champions Trophy and the World Twenty20 – as well as the Proteas’ tours to Sri Lanka, where they won the T20 series, and to the UAE against Pakistan, where they won both limited overs series, as well as the home series against Pakistan, India and Australia.‘Riveting’“The individual performances have once again been riveting and are too many to mention,” CSA CEO Haroon Lorgat said in a statement.“This naturally puts extra demands on our eminent panel of judges, who have the tough job of deciding the final winner in each of the various international categories.“I am tempted, though, to mention the century scored by Jacques Kallis in his final test match and the double-century scored by Graeme Smith against Pakistan. And then, of course, Dale Steyn’s bowling contributions in just about every 5est match and also the three successive ODI centuries by the young Quinton de Kock are also worthy of being mentioned.”Convenor commentsColin Bryden, the convener of the judging panel, commented: “Although it was not as outstanding a year for South African cricket as the period covered for the 2013 awards, South Africa remained high among the leading nations in international cricket. There were numerous individual performances, both at international level and in domestic cricket.“While the main focus has traditionally been on men’s cricket, the panel was impressed by the improvement shown by the South African women’s team.”The other members of the judging panel were former Proteas’ and current television analysts HD Ackerman and Victor Mpitsang, internationally renowned statistician Andrew Samson, and senior cricket journalist Stuart Hess.All five nominees will be strong contenders for the Cricketer of the Year award.An exceptional yearEven by his own high standards, it was an exceptional year for De Villiers, who at one stage was ranked the world’s best batsman in both test matches and one-day internationals. He was South Africa’s leading run-scorer in both forms of the game and although he did not achieve the same consistency in Twenty20 internationals his dazzling innings of 69 not out off 28 balls against England was mainly responsible for earning South Africa a place in the World T20 semi-finals.Steyn produced mesmerising spells for South Africa in all forms of international cricket. He was once again his country’s leading bowler in tests but, despite his limited overs workload being managed to enable him to remain fit and fresh, he was highly effective when he played. He took 23 wickets at an average of 8.82 despite playing in only seven one-day internationals and was the go-to man during the World T20 in Bangladesh.Dramatic impactNot since De Villiers burst onto the scene has a young player made such a dramatic impact at international level as De Kock. Having made his debut for South Africa at the age of 19 during the 2012/13 season, he established himself in both the one-day and T20 international teams in the dual roles of opening batsman and wicketkeeper. He made his test debut as a late replacement in the second test against Australia and showed in his second innings of 34 that he was not out of his depth.Amla had another solid year. He was second behind De Villiers in the test averages with 429 runs at an average of 42.90 and contributed 621 runs at 38.81 in one-day internationals. Despite concerns that he might not be best suited to the requirements of Twenty20 internationals, he scored 185 runs in the World T20 as an opening batsman, with an average of 37.00 and a strike rate of 131.20.Duminy was South Africa’s leading T20 run-scorer and was third behind De Villiers and De Kock in ODIs. He made a century, which contributed to South Africa’s win in the second test against Australia. His off-spin bowling was also a valuable second string. Only Steyn and Vernon Philander took more than his 15 wickets in tests.Fans’ voteCricket fans will also have voting powers for two of the Awards on the evening: the Fans Cricketer of the season and the RAM Delivery of the season. Both awards require fans to vote for their favourite player as well as the best delivery of the season.Details of the awards can be found on www.cricket.co.za or on CSA’s official Facebook, Twitter and MXIT pages.The awards will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre and will be televised live on SuperSport 2 from 20:00.As part of the annual CSA celebrations, there will also be an awards function on the morning of 4 June to honour the achievements made in amateur cricket during the 2013/2014 season.NOMINEESINTERNATIONALSA Cricketer of the Year Hashim Amla, Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, JP Duminy, Dale SteynCastle Lager Test Cricketer of the Year AB de Villiers, Faf du Plessis, Dale SteynCastle Lager ODI Cricketer of the Year Quinton de Kock, AB de Villiers, Ryan McLarenBlue Label Telecoms T20 International Cricketer of the Year JP Duminy, Imran Tahir, Dale SteynKFC So Good Award Jacques Kallis, David Miller, Dale SteynMomentum Women’s Cricketer of the Year Mignon du Preez, Shabnim Ismail, Marizanne KappDOMESTICSunfoil Series Cricketer of the Season Justin Ontong, Dane Piedt, Stiaan van Zyl (all Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras)Momentum One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season Craig Alexander (Sunfoil Dolphins), Justin Kemp (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Heino Kuhn (The Unlimited Titans)Ram Slammer of the Season Kyle Abbott (Sunfoil Dolphins), Beuran Hendricks (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), David Miller (Sunfoil Dolphins)CSA Coach of the Year Paul Adams (Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras), Lance Klusener (Sunfoil Dolphins), Rob Walter (The Unlimited Titans)CSA Umpire of the Year Johan Cloete, Shaun George, Adrian HoldstockCSA Groundsman of the Year Rupert Bailey (Boland Park), Wilson Ngobese (Sahara Stadium Kingsmead), Nico Pretorius (Chevrolet Park)last_img read more

S-noilite® 28″/70CM Women’s Long Full Head Wigs Natural Curly Wavy Hair Ombre Dark Roots Heat Resistant Synthetic Wig – it is the black i was expecting but I like it. Arrived on time and really thick and

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It does not glimpse much too shiny or plasticy and i i can dress in without stressing about it looking like a wig. I will fork out diverse colours.Beautiful ,, could be just a minor thicker in the lenght but other than that it is location on, i love it and the supply was so fast ,,high quality feels beautiful and it brushes nicely.Beautiful ,, could be just a minor thicker in the lenght but other than that it is location on, i love it and the supply was so fast ,,high quality feels beautiful and it brushes nicely.last_img read more

Natural Fibers, Part One: The Ultimate in Comfort

first_imgSurrounding ourselves with natural fibers is like comfort food—inviting and comfortable in so many ways. All-natural materials like cotton, wool, soy silk, flax/linen, ramie, bamboo, Tencel, corn, jute, and hemp also have less embodied energy than their petroleum-based counterparts.Naturally (pun intended), even these have environmental impacts. As noted in Green Building Advisor’s Product Guide, conventional cotton is grown with significant chemical fertilizer and pesticides. Wool and silk—animal products imported from overseas sources— typically are treated with chemicals to ward off moth infestation and microbial growth. Hemp and jute, also primarily from overseas sources, are fairly resistant to pests, both as plants and after manufacture into fabrics.As a rule, however, natural fibers tend to require minimal processing before manufacturing, which reduces their environmental impact over the entire life cycle. Eco characteristics generally include the minimal use of chemicals and pesticides; responsible land management and sustainable ranching/farming practices; certifications; and fair trade practices. Take into account as well the raw material selection, production, dye process, usage, and disposal in addition to the consumption of energy, water, and chemicals.last_img read more