Eureka erupts for 60 in first half, ditches De Anza

first_imgTyce Mullins had a touchdown reception and a fumble return for a touchdown, Cruz Montana had two touchdown passes and the Eureka Loggers hung 60 points in the first half on the visiting De Anza Dons en route to a 66-20 victory in the quarterfinal round of the North Coast Section Division-III playoffs, Friday night at Albee Stadium.“It’s a good feeling to come out and have a big win in the playoffs,” Eureka head coach Jason White said. “We had a goal to make a statement in our first playoff …last_img read more

Millions to boost South Africa’s 2010 legacy

first_imgThe trust is expected to result in better football fields in rural areas. President Jacob Zuma and Fifa’s Sepp Blatter want to see the trust bearing fruit. Safa has received 36 buses from Fifa. Magnificent stadia are part of the World Cup’s legacy.(Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Morio Sanyane, Safa spokesperson, +27 82 99 00 835   RELATED ARTICLES • FNB pours R40m into local football • World Cup’s transport legacy • South Africa gains from 2010 security plan • Cape Town’s World Cup winter boostBongani NkosiThe legacy of the 2010 Fifa World Cup will live on in South Africa through a R545-million (US$80-million) trust set up by the football governing body.Fifa unveiled the 2010 Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust at FNB stadium in Johannesburg on 13 December. It’s designed to benefit South Africa after the country hosted the world football tournament earlier in the year.The US$80-million will be allocated to community projects involved in humanitarian activities, education, football development and healthcare.“We have always said that the first Fifa World Cup on African soil should leave a lasting sports and social legacy once the tournament is over,” said Fifa president Sepp Blatter. “This trust is yet another concrete achievement in this area.”The trust is proof that the World Cup is not just an event designed to fatten the coffers of Fifa, Blatter said, but one that benefits host nations.The South African government is upbeat about the trust, which involves it along with Fifa, the South African Football Association (Safa) and private sector individuals as trustees.President Jacob Zuma said: “We achieved our goals with regards to the successful hosting of the World Cup event. Now remains the difficult but most important task, of ensuring a lasting legacy in both soccer and social development.“The Fifa World Cup Legacy Trust is an important contribution to the achievement of that goal.”Money injected into the trust was accrued during the tournament. Although initially valued at R682-million ($100-million), R136-million ($20-million) was allocated to Safa for tournament preparations and building its premises.Safa also received a fleet of 35 buses and 52 cars that Fifa bought for their World Cup organising team. The buses will be allocated to Safa’s 52 regional structures, which oversee the country’s football activities.International auditing company Ernst and Young will administer the trust.The 2010 World Cup drew about 300 000 fans to the country and significantly boosted the economy. Zuma confirmed that the spectacle resulted in GDP growth.Football in schoolsZuma promised that the government will initiate specific programmes to help the trust bear fruits, especially through football development in rural areas.South Africa has marked 2011 as the year it will encourage more sport at schools, and the trust’s funds will come in handy for this. “We’re going to involve ourselves in the development of sport in the rural areas,” Zuma said. “We want sport to be reorganised in schools.“We want to see the revival of school football next year,” added Zuma.A legacy for AfricaFifa’s Football for Hope Centres form part of the legacy of hosting the 2010 World Cup in Africa. Football centres will be set up in various African countries through the project.Two centres have already been built in South Africa’s Alexandra and Khayelitsha townships. There will be 20 such facilities spread out across the continent by 2012.“The Football for Hope Centres are so successful that they can be replicated all over the world,’ said Blatter.Lesson for Russia One lesson that Russia, which will host the 2018 Fifa World Cup, can learn from South Africa is social cohesion, Blatter said. The upcoming tournament has the potential to unite Russia’s more than 70 ethnicities if the country draws lessons from South Africa.The acclaimed tournament “shall go to new territories” where it will effect social and cultural cohesion, said the Fifa president. Russia and Qatar unexpectedly outbid countries like the US and UK to host the 2018 and 2022 tournaments respectively.“We’ll never stop speaking about the 2010 Fifa World Cup because it’s a legacy,” said Blatterlast_img read more

Brodbeck Seeds hires experienced agronomist

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Dennis WickhamBrodbeck Seeds is pleased to welcome Dennis Wickham to its team of expert regional agronomists. Wickham comes to Brodbeck with over 30 years of experience in the seed industry.Wickham will work with Brodbeck Seeds district sales managers and customers in southern Ohio, southeastern Indiana and central Kentucky.“We are excited to have Dennis on our team of regional agronomists,” said Doug Rice, Brodbeck Seeds general manager. “His experience in the seed industry and knowledge of the area he is covering makes him a great asset in choosing products and answering questions and concerns of our growers. His addition to the team is an excellent example of our dedication to doing business with a local commitment and a personal touch.”Wickham received his Bachelor of Science degree in crop sciences from Michigan State University and his Master of Science degree in seed science from the University of Kentucky. He is also a certified crop advisor. He and his wife reside in Hilliard, Ohio.last_img read more

6 Tech Companies That Raised Venture Capital Today: Which Will Change the World? (Poll)

first_imgTags:#Venture Funding#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… leela cyd ross There was a whole lot of money passing between hands today and we want to know which of these freshly funded companies interests you the most! There’s a motley, but exciting line-up featuring companies that will help us find storage space, keep us from using our phone as we drive for work (I’m so guilty of this!) and a buzz-worthy new group messaging app. Join us as we dive into today’s world of venture capitalism. Friday’s poll winner was Social Guides, which raised $1.5m to further help Web businesses connect using social media; 49% of RWW readers who voted were most excited about this company among the four others listed.Today’s CompaniesRelay Rides allows us to borrow cars from our neighbors, instead of renting a car. SpareFoot helps us find storage space, even for short periods of time (this would have been awesome for college summer breaks!). Kik raised the most amount of venture capital today and is poised to become another big group messaging app, which is interesting in the context that Beluga (a similar messaging app) was just acquired by Facebook last week. Gigya helps Web companies navigate social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin. ZoomSafer provides risk management software aimed at keeping employees from using their mobile phones while driving, a dangerous idea and a serious liability for the company. Qriously replaces traditional ads on our mobile devices with questions about the would-be product or company, while gathering location information of the user and real-time feedback. With six very different companies receiving funding today, which one will you keep an eye on? A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more