First South Yorkshire has offered free travel to those who take part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme in partnership with EFL Trust.CaptionMore than 100,000 young people are taking part in NCS this Summer across the country.Allan Riggall, Head of Commercial at First South Yorkshire, says: “The Partnership has allowed young people still in education to travel safely, conveniently and free, to the activities.”
One man was detained and another was hospitalized after a shooting Monday afternoon at an apartment complex in north Mission.Mission Police Captain Dan Madden said officers were dispatched at 2:11 p.m. to The Retreat at Mission in the 6200 block of West 51st Street. Officers were told that the two men had a dispute over property in which one man allegedly used a baseball bat to attack the other man, who then allegedly shot him.The victim, who does not have an address at the complex, was transported to a nearby trauma center for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries. The shooting suspect, who may have an address at The Retreat, has been detained for questioning. Madden said the situation remains under investigation while they determine if the shooting suspect was acting in self defense or if he would be charged with aggravated assault.“We’re just going to have to work through it; we have to look at all aspects of it to determine if it was something done in self defense or if it’s something that was avoidable, if reasonable steps were taken to avoid,” Madden said. “We only have 5 percent of the story right now.”Madden said the situation was stabilized right away and no others were hurt in the shooting. However, the shooting allegedly took place with an infant present, which could lead to charges of endangering the welfare of a child and/or a second count of aggravated assault, Madden added. The baby, who is the child of the shooting suspect, is safe with a grandparent.
The coming week would be a busy one for the local Black Stars as they gather in Accra ahead of an impending assignment.A 25-member playing squad has been announced by Ghana coach Milovan Rajevac to report to the M-Plaza Hotel on Monday at 15:00GMT (3:00pm local time) to begin preparations.The gathering of the team would be the first since Ghana won silver at the maiden African Nations Championship, a competition designed by Caf for only home-based players of its member countries earlier this year.Rajevac’s call ups include members of the silver winning side and some new faces.Team List:Goalkeepers: Philimon McCarthy (Hearts of Oak) Stephen Ahorlu (Heart of Lions) and Isaac Amoako (Asante Kotoko)Defenders:Prince Boateng (Sporting Mirren) Bright Allotey (Great Olympics) Richard Kissi (Liberty Professionals) Osei Bonsu and Karimu Alhassan (Hearts of Oak) Lee Addy (Chelsea) Ofosu Appiah (Asante Kotoko) Daniel Yeboah (Heart of Lions)Midfielders:Jordan Opoku, Francis Cofie and Daniel Nii Adjei (Asante Kotoko) Edmund Owusu-Ansah, Abraham Annan and Emmanuel Asong (Heart of Lions) Frank Boateng (Sporting Mirren) Bilal Mohammed (Great Olympics) Nafiu Awudu (King Faisal) Strikers:Samed Oppong (Asante Kotoko) Mahatma Otoo (Sporting Mirren) Kofi Nti Boakye (Heart of Lions) Obed Owusu (All Blacks) Samuel Affum (Hearts of Oak)
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By Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUTOMA – The Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team has used big scoring plays throughout the season to get to this point.However, the deeper a team gets in the playoffs, the more difficult the competition becomes and the need to grind out long drives becomes paramount.On Friday in a WIAA Division 4 Level 2 playoff matchup against Wautoma, the Rockets were able to use a powerful running game to mash out four 70-yard-plus scoring drives and eke out a 28-27 victory over the top-seeded Hornets at Wautoma High School.Spencer/Columbus (8-3), the fifth seed in Group C of the Division 4 bracket, moves on to a Level 3 for the first time in the co-op’s 13-year history. The Rockets will play the winner of Saturday’s Little Chute (8-2) at Bloomer (9-1) matchup next Friday or Saturday. Little Chute and Bloomer will play Saturday at 4 p.m. at Bloomer High School.The final score came down to extra points as each team scored four touchdowns. Spencer/Columbus converted two of four 2-point plays, while Wautoma (9-2) kicked successful extra points on its first three touchdowns.After the final touchdown of the game, which the Hornets scored 37 seconds in to the fourth quarter, they mishandled the snap and failed on a pass play that would have given them the lead. Neither team scored over the final 11 minutes and the Rockets escaped with a one-point win.“It says a lot about mental toughness,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “That’s a lot of plays to go without making a big mistake – a fumble or a penalty or something. It says a lot about our kids and how they focus in those situations.”Following Wautoma’s score early in the fourth quarter, on quarterback Jack Eagan’s third touchdown pass of the game, this one for 12 yards to Taylor Rivers, both teams couldn’t move the football.Spencer/Columbus’ three fourth-quarter drives ended in punts, while Wautoma turned the ball over on downs and Tim Bauer picked off an Eagan pass on third-and-long.The Hornets finally started moving the ball after taking over with just 2:12 to go at their only 39.Eagan hit Rivers for an 11-yard pass play to get the ball to midfield and ran four times for 22 yards to push it down to the S/C 28. The Rockets held from there and took over on downs with 24 seconds left after three-straight incompletions.“I am real happy for the kids. They deserve all the credit,” Gorst said. “They played their hearts out all night long and I am extremely proud of them.”Spencer/Columbus drove 70 yards in 11 plays on the opening drive of the game, all on the ground, for a touchdown.Mitch Susa ran five times for 46 yards and scored on a 4-yard run. Hunter Hildebrandt added a two-point conversion and the Rockets led 8-0 6:02 into the game.The long drive settled the nerves of the Rockets.“That was huge,” Gorst said. “It shows and it shows them that we are a good football team and we are going to play with them. It builds confidence for us and makes them know we are for real.”Both teams exchanged scoring drives in the second quarter.Wautoma inched closer when Eagan hit Nolan Hinz on a 31-yard touchdown pass on the second play of the second quarter. Colton Burt kicked the extra point to cut the Rockets’ lead to one.Spencer/Columbus responded with a 74-yard scoring drive, this time taking just six plays. Pass plays of 30 and 39 yards from Calvin Lenz to Bauer set up a 5-yard touchdown run by Tyler Voda and the Rockets led 14-7.Wautoma tied it up on a 1-yard quarterback sneak by Eagan with 5 minutes to go before halftime, but the Rockets came back again.Spencer/Columbus drove 78 yards in 11 plays – the first eight coming on the ground. On fourth down-and-5 from the 22, Lenz connected with Bauer again for a touchdown with just 8 seconds to go before halftime. The two-point conversion failed and S/C led 20-14 at the break.Bauer, a junior receiver and defensive back, had just two catches for 14 yards this season coming into the game, both in a loss to Stanley-Boyd in late August.“That was pretty much my first big game,” Bauer said. “It was perfect passing from Calvin. We ran most of the time and set it up with that.”The Hornets stuck quickly to start the third quarter when Eagan hit Rivers for a 48-yard touchdown pass on a backside screen play and a long run by Rivers. The extra point put Wautoma up 21-20.Spencer/Columbus was not fazed. The Rockets put together their most important drive of the season, going 79 yards in 16 plays, all running the football. Susa had 34 of his game-high 119 yards on the drive, junior fullback Elijah Welsh stepped in and ran four times for 10 yards and the Rockets converted a pair of fourth downs – the second on a 3-yard touchdown run by Lenz. Hunter Luepke ran in what proved to be a big two-point conversion play to put S/C up 28-21 with 1:16 left in the quarter. The drive chewed up 8:41 off the clock.“This is really big,” Bauer said. “We took it game by game and focused one game at a time. We will keep doing that in the playoffs, taking it game by game.”Rockets 28, Hornets 27Spencer/Columbus 8 12 8 0 – 28Wautoma 0 14 7 6 – 27First QuarterSC – Mitch Susa 4 run (Hunter Hildebrandt run), 5:58.Second QuarterW – Nolan Hinz 31 pass from Jack Eagan (Colton Burt kick), 11:14.SC – Tyler Voda 7 run (run failed), 7:45.W – Eagan 1 run (Burt kick), 5:00.SC – Tim Bauer 22 pass from Calvin Lenz (pass failed), 0:08.Third QuarterW – Taylor Rivers 52 pass from Eagan (Burt kick), 9:57.SC – Lenz 3 run (Hunter Luepke run), 1:16.Fourth QuarterW – Rivers 12 pass from Eagan (pass failed), 11:23.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Spencer/Columbus 13; Wautoma 10.Rushing (att-yards): Spencer/Columbus 52-259; Wautoma 26-104.Passing (att-comp-yards-int): Spencer/Columbus 4-5-89-0; Wautoma 11-22-237-1.Penalties (no.-yards): Spencer/Columbus 9-75; Wautoma 4-25.Fumbles (total-lost): Spencer/Columbus 3-0; Wautoma 1-0.Punting (no.-yards): Spencer/Columbus 4-34.3; Wautoma 1-33.0.Individual StatisticsRushing: SC, Mitch Susa 19-119, Tyler Voda 11-67, Hunter Hildebrandt 8-49, Elijah Welsh 7-20, Noah Zastrow 1-7, Calvin Lenz 6-minus 3. W, Jack Eagan 11-57, Nathaniel Loging 11-30, Logan Krueger 3-11, Dakota Wilcox 1-6.Passing: SC, Lenz 4-5-89-0. W, Eagan 10-21-232-1, Loging 1-1-5-0.Receiving: SC, Tim Bauer 3-90, Hunter Luepke 1-minus 1. W, Taylor Rivers 6-111, Loging 2-54, Cody martin 1-36, Nolan Hinz 1-31, Colton Burt 1-5.Interceptions (defense): SC, Bauer.Punting: SC, Ryan Busse 3-33.0, Lenz 1-36.0. W, Eagan 1-33.0.Records: Spencer/Columbus 7-3; Wautoma 8-2.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com).
Johannesburg, Thursday 8 May 2014 – The Brand South Africa Board of Trustees today extended its appreciation to South Africans for coming out in their numbers, across the length and breadth of our country, to vote in the country’s fifth general election on Wednesday 7 May 2014.Chichi Maponya, the chair of Brand South Africa, said: “A nation is built by all its citizens. While government plays on important role in ensuring the country is governed efficiently, a nation’s democracy is built with the participation of all its citizens. We showed the world that, after 20 years of freedom, we remain a nation that is committed to our democracy as well and voted in our numbers yesterday. Brand South Africa expresses its appreciation and congratulates all citizens for playing their part to ensure the sustainability of our democracy.”“Brand South Africa urges all citizens to continue to build a spirit of active citizenship that will be critical to ensuring that we all contribute to the growth and development of our country. Each of us should take ownership of and play an active part in ensuring the successful implementation of the National Development Plan which will guide our growth and development,” concluded Ms Maponya. Note to EditorsAbout Brand South AfricaBrand South Africa is the official marketing agency of South Africa with a mandate to build the country’s brand reputation, helping to improve its global competitiveness. It also aims to build pride and patriotism among South Africans, contributing to social cohesion and nation brand ambassadorship.About Play Your PartPlay Your Part is a nationwide campaign created to inspire, empower and celebrate active citizenship in South Africa. It aims to lift the spirit of our nation by inspiring all South Africans to contribute to positive change, become involved and start doing. A nation of people who care deeply for one another and the environment in which they live is good for everyone.Play Your Part is aimed at all South Africans – from corporates and individuals, NGOs and government, churches and schools, from the young to the not-so-young. It aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.There are numerous opportunities for each and every South African to make a positive difference in the communities in which they live and operate. Play Your Part encourages them to act on these opportunities, whether big or small. The campaign is driven by Brand South Africa. More resources from Brand South AfricaMedia are invited to visit SouthAfrica.info and Media Club South Africa for further resources that can be reproduced without any copyright infringement. Kindly attribute to Brand South Africa. Join the conversationFollow Brand South AfricaTell us how you Play Your PartFacebook: www.facebook.com/BrandSouthAfricaFacebook: www.facebook.com/PlayYourPartTwitter: @Brand_SATwitter: @PlayYourPartSAWebsite: www.brandsouthafrica.comWebsite: www.playyourpart.co.za ContactFor more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Sandisiwe GugushePublic Relations International: Brand South AfricaTel: +27 11 483 0122 Mobile: +27 (0) 73 126 9128Email: [email protected]
Mastering disclosure of sensitive information is one of the most important skills a successful leader can have. Recently, I coached an executive team through a very difficult communication challenge. An employee was caught embezzling from the employer. His behavior had legal ramifications and compromised several of the organization’s accreditations. The employee was immediately terminated, but his absence was obvious and the gossip mill quickly began churning. The organization got through the situation with minimal collateral damage, and even used it to increase cohesiveness and trust, by applying the following five principles, which are outlined in my book Conflict Without Casualties: A Field Guide for Leading with Compassionate Accountability (Berrett-Koehler, 2017).1. Distinguish the “what” from the “how.”What you choose to disclose is very different from how you do it. Before sharing information, it is absolutely appropriate to determine whether any key principles are at stake—confidentiality, rights to privacy and any legal boundaries that must be respected. After that, the big question becomes “How do I disclose information in the most effective and transparent way?” It may mean a companywide memo or an in-person meeting. Simultaneous disclosure to all affected parties is best, and it is preferable if you can be present to answer questions and address concerns immediately.2. Never start with the information.This is one of the most important principles. Contrary to what you might think, people don’t want to know the information first. They first want to know your motives, particularly the emotional ones. Are you disclosing the information because you want to be honest? Because you want to show transparency? Because you care about how your team is impacted? Remember, people don’t care what you know until they know that you care.3. Embrace vulnerability to build trust.Disclosing information invites vulnerability. But disclosing your emotions and emotional motives is a hundred times scarier. Are you afraid, anxious, worried, excited, remorseful? It’s not only OK but necessary for you to be honest about how you are feeling because it builds trust. Unless you show your emotional cards, how can you expect your constituency to know you care? You don’t have to be bulletproof. You have to be human.4. Follow the “what” with “now what?”Disclosing sensitive information leaves people asking three questions: “How is this going to affect us?” “What do we do next?” and “What’s at stake?” Be prepared to speak to each one of these questions immediately following disclosure. Whether you are informing an employee of a promotion or letting the organization know you’ve been sued, these questions matter. You don’t have to know all the answers, but as a leader you need to have something to say. In fact, great leaders answer these three questions every day, regardless of the situation.5. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.I’ll say it again: You don’t have to have all the answers, and you don’t have to go it alone. It’s OK to ask for help. The more you engage people in answering the three questions listed above, the more ownership they will have.Nate Regier is the co-founding owner and chief executive officer of Next Element, a global advisory company based in Newton, Kan., that specializes in building cultures of compassionate accountability, and a former practicing psychologist. Read more from Regier about why conflict can be healthy at work in the May 2017 issue of HRMagazine.
The world is facing a growing problem as people’s everyday lives are becoming more digital and increasing our reliance on cybersecurity to protect our interests, yet there are not enough security professionals to fulfill the rising demands. This leaves gaps in the security of companies and organizations we share information with. There is hope on the horizon. Academia is adjusting to increase the training of graduates and there is a rising interest in students to study the variety of cybersecurity domains. But more students are needed as demand is far outpacing the expected rise in available talent.All the right elements are in place. Pay for cybersecurity is on the rise, the needs for an estimated 1.5 million jobs is already growing, and higher education institutions are working collaboratively to establish the training infrastructure necessary for the next generation of security professionals to be prepared for success. What is missing are the necessary numbers of students. There simply is not enough.The good news is millennials are interested, but need more information in order to commit. Survey results from the Raytheon-NCSA Millennial report show the most prevalent factor for prospective students to increase their interest, is being provided data and expertise to explain what jobs entail.Providing basic career information is absolutely possible but not as simple as it may seem. Job roles do morph very rapidly. Some data suggests as often as every nine months security professionals see their role, expectations, and focus being shifted into new areas or vary radically. With such a rapid rate of change, cybersecurity is truly a dynamic domain where responsibilities are fluid. This is not likely to turn off prospective millennials, as they are a generation which embraces diversity. It may in fact, contribute to the attractiveness of these careers. Combined with a strong employability and excellent pay, the industry should have no problem filling desk seats in universities.What is needed right now are for experienced professionals to step up and work with educational institutions to explain the roles and responsibilities to the pool of prospective students. Open forums, virtual meetings, presentations, in-class instruction, and even simple question-and-answer sessions can go a long way in painting a vivid picture of our industry, opportunities, and challenges which await. The community should work together to attract applicants to the cyber sciences, especially women and underrepresented minorities who can bring in fresh ideas and perspectives. I urge higher education institutions to reach out to the security community professionals and ask for help. Many are willing to share their perspectives and industry knowledge to help inform students and encourage those who might be interested in a career in cybersecurity. Only together can the private sector and academia help fulfill the needs for the next generation of security professionals.Twitter: @Matt_RosenquistOpens in a new windowIntel Network: My Previous PostsLinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/matthewrosenquistOpens in a new window
Gone are those days when celebrities hesitated to chop their tresses. The latest to join the league is Kim Kardashian. She has chopped off her much loved long locks.She took to Twitter to share the news and later even shared a photograph of her new look on Instagram. Sporting a white ensemble and nude lips, she showed off her new short hairdo.I cut my hair short today. pic.twitter.com/vjQ8nGy7HP Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) February 7, 2015In the recent past, Bollywood beauties like Priyanka Chopra, Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi have also gone the ‘chopping way’.