Chinese economy: China runs unexpected trade deficit for first time in three years as imports surge

Share whatsapp Jasper Jolly Dollar-denominated imports jumped by almost 40 per cent year-on-year, to reach $129bn, more than doubling the rise in the prior month.Read more: China sets lowest growth target in more than 20 yearsEmily Nicol, an economist at Daiwa Capital Markets, warned seasonal effects around the Lunar New Year were responsible for nudging the balance of trade into deficit.She said: “While import growth is likely to remain in positive territory over coming months, we would also expect to see exports improve on the back of firmer global demand. And so, we would also strongly expect the trade balance to return to surplus.”The unexpected deficit comes at a time when international trade has become increasingly politicised. China recorded its first trade deficit in three years in February as imports in the world’s second largest economy surged.The balance of trade moved into a $9.15bn deficit during the month, according to China’s General Administration of Customs. whatsapp Wednesday 8 March 2017 10:52 am Chinese economy: China runs unexpected trade deficit for first time in three years as imports surge During the election campaign last year US President Donald Trump identified reducing the trade deficit with China as a vital part of his economic policies.Trump promised protectionist policies to stop manufacturing jobs being located in China rather than the US.Read more: Biggest US trade deficit since 2012 fans the flames of Trump’s nationalismThe US yesterday announced a $30.2bn trade deficit with China, by far the largest with any individual country. However, this deficit could reduce as China’s economic structure changes.Kit Juckes, global strategist at Societe Generale, said China’s trade balance is in a longer-term “deteriorating trend”. China’s growth model is becoming increasingly mature as its economy gradually moves towards developed market status.The Chinese government on Sunday announced its lowest growth target for more than two decades, at around 6.5 per cent. read more

Purge your CV of these nonsense words and phrases

first_img Effective CVs or LinkedIn profiles are short, use simple language, and get to the point quickly. A CV is a teaser document designed to get your foot in the door. It’s the film trailer of your career. It is not an excuse to machine-gun unimaginable numbers of buzzwords at innocent readers, in the vague hope that one of them might hit the mark. Purge your CV of these nonsense words and phrases Wednesday 10 July 2019 10:29 am Fit your skills directly to those explicitly required on the job description. It’ll show that you are genuinely motivated to do the job they want you to do. And the trouble is, once you have infected your CV with this kind of language, all it succeeds in doing is eating away at your originality and your character.  Don’t tell people that you are a leader unless you can show how you have genuinely led people, preferably in a tight spot. More often than not, CVs are plagued with overused platitudes that have lost all meaning and demonstrate only one thing: your hopeless mediocrity. The language of the CV has long been infected by the same mumbo jumbo that renders most corporate literature ineffectual and drab.  With that in mind, here are my top CV howlers to avoid. Dynamic Every person in business in the world today claims to be dynamic. Avoid.  If your CV is good enough, your career progress will demonstrate this. It’s implicit. If someone tells me that they have climbed Mount Everest, I know with the utmost clarity that this person has guts and stamina (they’re probably dynamic too). There is no need for them to tell me. Share Of course you are. As is every single other person who has applied for this job. Instead, show the potential employer what motivates you, and why.  Weird back-to-fronty CV doublespeak. Again, this should be implicit in the CV. You don’t need to tell people this. Your career history will show it (or not). And who, exactly, isn’t outcomes-focused? Deciding to get dressed in the morning makes you outcomes-focused. Ah yes, as opposed to being driven by failure, of course. Results-driven is more senseless back-to-fronty CV doublespeak.  If you want to stand out, it is important to avoid this kind of corporate gobbledegook. Otherwise, you are merely telling potential employers lots of vague banalities about yourself, and not showing them why you are the best person for the job.  Outcomes-focused  As in: “I’m passionate about delivering results in an outcome-focused, results-driven environment.” No, you’re not. If you’ve written a decent CV then your passion will shine through in the way you’ve conducted your career. whatsapp The vast majority of people who run businesses are not good leaders. That is because people get promoted on the back of technical ability – and politics – rather than on their ability to inspire and to lead.  I am always deeply suspicious of those people – and companies – who keep telling me how passionate they are.  Passionate  Isn’t everyone? It’s called waking up and getting out of bed. Instead, show the reader through your career history how you have really “self-started”. LONDON, ENGLAND – AUGUST 03: The LinkedIn app logo is displayed on an iPhone on August 3, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images) Highly motivated whatsapp Results-driven It is the people who speak and write concisely, plainly, and with clarity of purpose who get the best job. Self-starter  Communication skills Ad Unmute by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likebonvoyaged.comThese Celebs Are Complete Jerks In Real Life.bonvoyaged.comUndoPast Factory4 Sisters Take The Same Picture For 40 Years. Don’t Cry When You See The Last One!Past FactoryUndoFilm OracleThey Drained Niagara Falls – Their Gruesome Find Will Keep You Up All NightFilm OracleUndoZen HeraldEllen Got A Little Too Personal With Blake Shelton, So He Said ThisZen HeraldUndoDefinitionMost Embarrassing Mistakes Ever Made In HistoryDefinitionUndoUnderstand Solar$0 Down Solar in Scottsdale. How Much Can You Save? Try Our Free Solar Calculator Now.Understand SolarUndoMisterStoryWoman files for divorce after seeing this photoMisterStoryUndoLiver Health1 Bite of This Melts Belly And Arm Fat (Take Before Bed)Liver HealthUndoDaily Funny40 Brilliant Life Hacks Nobody Told You AboutDaily FunnyUndo Charlie Corbett Not only is the phrase horrendously overused in unimaginative CVs, it is utterly meaningless. It’s like outcomes-focused – I mean, who exactly isn’t results-driven? Leader Heinously overused. This means that you can speak, excellently. So can everyone else.last_img read more

A national park’s missing stories find new home in Glacier Bay Tlingit tribal house

first_imgAlaska Native Arts & Culture | Arts & Culture | Community | History | Outdoors | Southeast | SpiritA national park’s missing stories find new home in Glacier Bay Tlingit tribal houseAugust 18, 2015 by Elizabeth Jenkins Share:An artist’s rendering of the Huna Tribal House. (Image courtesy National Park Service)A $3 million Tlingit tribal house is being constructed on the shore of Bartlett Cove in Glacier Bay–likely the first time the National Park Service has funded a tribal house.Audio Playerhttps://media.ktoo.org/2015/08/19TRIBALHOUSE.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Three carvers are chipping away on an Eagle moiety pole that will go outside the red cedar tribal house with a Raven. The crest of a Wolf, Porpoise, Brown Bear and Thunderbird are starting to form, representing the clans in the area.Gordon Greenwald, the lead carver, says it’s taken over a month to get this far on the totem and it’ll likely be six more before it’s finished.“Now we could complete it faster than that if we used some machines. Chainsaws and so forth to do some of the major cutting but we’ve chosen not to do it that way. We’re trying to do it all by hand.”His team has been carving the pieces to go in the 2,500-square-foot Huna Tribal House for about five years. There’s a constant flood of cruise ship tourists in and out of the shed, asking questions and marveling at the handiwork. But Greenwald says he doesn’t mind.“For people that are new to this area, it gives them a chance to learn about our people. Going away knowing  Tlingit people, knowing what our life was like. And for local people, they can stop and see something is being made in our homeland,” he says.An interior and exterior screen is already complete. So are the house posts of the four clans that identify Glacier Bay as home: Wooshkeetaan, Chookaneidí, Kaagwaantaan and T’akdeintaan.The house posts which will go in the Huna Tribal House. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)Tom VandenBerg, the chief of interpretation at Glacier Bay National Park says the clans are an inextricable part of the story of Glacier Bay.“But there’s no physical sign of their history here unfortunately,” he says.Bartlett Cove is the site of the new tribal house. It’s where the clans originally resided until an encroaching glacier forced them to relocate hundreds of years ago to what’s now called Hoonah. In 1925, Glacier Bay became a national monument and federal laws limited what the Huna Tlingit could do in their homeland.“It’s difficult, you know. The parks service represents the stories of our nation. And it seems like some of the Native stories have been missing from some parks.”VandenBerg says there are places like Sitka National Historic Park with Southeast Native totems, but “there’s not much in the way of Alaska Native stories being told in parks.”The National Park Service received a request from the Hoonah Indian Association back in 1992 to build the tribal house. VandenBerg is unaware of anything else like it: a ceremonial house paid for by concessioners fees from businesses that operate within Glacier Bay.Tlingit elder and park management assistant Ken Grant says it’s going to be an emotional day when the tribal house is finished.The house posts which will go in the Huna Tribal House. (Photo by Elizabeth Jenkins/KTOO)“Our people really have a strong tie to the homeland. The feeling of being left out has been with our elders for a long time. Like they say in our language: they were buried with a sorrow in their hearts,” Grant says.He hopes that it’ll provide a space for young Huna Tlingits to learn about their roots and enhance language and cultural preservation.Gordon Greenwald says it’s been a long time for the project to come fruition.“But now I’m looking back on it, I’m wondering why this hadn’t happened in all the other parks long ago,” he says.Back at the shed, carvers Owen James and Herb Sheakley are singing a song about one of the Huna clans.When Sheakley started this project five years ago, he says he didn’t know all of the stories and he didn’t know how to carve. He’s been practicing at home, making ceremonial hats out of spruce and working on the Eagle pole.“It’s stuff like this that keeps me going. I can actually create this now,” he says. “Before I could look at this and say, ‘Hmm, I couldn’t do that.’ Making the knives, listening to my boss teaching me the formlines, this is the kind of thing I’m making now.”Greenwald says he owes teaching to his mentors; passing on the knowledge so it doesn’t stop with him.“On all of this work, none of us will sign it because none of this work is about us as individuals; it’s about our people,” Greenwald says.The Huna Tribal House is expected to be dedicated next August.Share this story:last_img read more

Review: Ryan Adams Live at the Berkeley Street Studio

first_imgUncategorizedReview: Ryan Adams Live at the Berkeley Street StudioBy Shayna Rose Arnold – November 17, 2011443ShareEmailFacebookTwitterPinterestReddItFor a guy who has released 13 albums, Ryan Adams has been pretty hard to catch these past few years. After taking sixteen or so months off from playing live shows, Adams started popping up on stages again in 2010. He was the surprise opener for Emmylou Harris when she played the El Rey in April (came thisclose to getting tickets), then announced an intimate gig at the Masonic Lodge in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery just hours before tickets went on sale in October. I know a handful of fans who clicked “search for tickets” in the seconds they became available that day, but no one who actually got one, including yours truly. As I settled in to enjoy the special meal I had prepared to distract myself from my disappointment on the night of that concert (who needs Ryan Adams when you have bolognese?) I found out about the secret show he had played at the Largo the night before, you know, on the one day of the week I hadn’t checked my phone. That plate of pasta ended up tasting an awful lot like self-blame. Well I saw Ryan Adams perform last night, when he dropped by Apogee’s Berkeley Street Studio to record a set and interview for KCRW’s Morning Becomes Eclectic, and it was as great as I expected.He opened quietly with “Oh My Sweet Carolina,” a song that sounded just as pretty with Adams and his harmonica as it does as a duet with Harris on Heartbreaker. Then he opened his eyes, tuned his guitar, and sang “Ashes and Fire” the title song off his latest release. There’s something about the way Adams self-manages his volume—he’s quieter, more vulnerable in his high register and louder, stronger when he drops down to the low—that packs a punch, even when you know it’s coming, as I did through “Dirty Rain.”His set mixed older and newer material, as it usually does, but the highlight may have been “Invisible Riverside,” off Ashes and Fire, which Adams introduced as a song about realizing you can get from the Eastside to the beach on Sunset Blvd. in the amount of  time it takes to listen to AC/DC’s “For Those About to Rock” and “Hells Bells.” It’s classic alt-rock Adams: stripped down but heartfelt, and gorgeously written. At one point the audience was so still, Adams had to ask if we could hear him.Before closing the show, Adams talked with KCRW host Jason Bentley about his love of Black Metal, what he described as “the beautiful failure of his middle career,” learning to write songs that weren’t so personal they could sour, and what it was like to record Ashes and Fire without computers. He was self-deprecating but lively, and clearly having fun.Adams will head back on the road in December, and save for this tribute for Bob Mould at WDCH next week, he doesn’t have any future L.A. dates on his calendar—yet. I would (and will) stay tuned. He’ll be back sooner or later, and he’ll be worth waiting for all over again.Ryan Adams Live at the Berkeley Street Studio will air on Morning Becomes Electric on Friday, December 2. Photograph by Jeremiah Garcia  TAGSL.A. Culture2011November 2011Previous articleThe Afternoon CramNext articleThe Afternoon Cram, 11/17/11Shayna Rose Arnold RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHORFollow in Pee-wee Herman’s Footsteps Across L.A.What Defines a Successful Immigrant?The Undocumented Immigrants Who Are Redefining ‘American’last_img read more

News / Healthcare & pharma supply chains are ‘fragile and infested with problems’

first_img© Leowolfert “The current global supply chain is fragile and infested with problems, evidenced by frequent drug shortages. A solid infrastructure for the global supply chain is critical to ensure availability of medications to meet the needs of patients around the world.”Single-sourcing has been highlighted as one of the critical weaknesses that can undermine and disrupt supply chains.“Single-sourcing is one issue,” confirmed Patricia Cole, head of same-day and temperature management solutions at DHL Global Forwarding. She added that firms that had embraced the concept had been facing problems in the pandemic, currently most dramatically in India.In early March, the Harvard Business Review pointed to the issue in an article stressing the need for more resilient supply chains. The authors noted that the risks of single sourcing were clear to supply chain managers, but often ignored to meet cost targets or secure steady supply under normal circumstances. Often firms had limited options, they added.Geography is one constraining factor. Over 1,500 firms in the life sciences & healthcare sector have facilities in China. India has emerged as a hub for the pharma industry in recent years. By one estimate, 80% of active pharmaceutical ingredients used in the US are sourced from abroad, typically India and China.Ms Cole reported that the flow of healthcare and PPE traffic out of China in recent weeks had encountered some bottlenecks; out of India there have been huge problems, with delays ranging from several days to a week.“We’re mitigating the situation with our own charters,” she added.At this point, she has not seen any signs of clients trying to diversify their supplier base. Healthcare supply chains tend to be slow to transform, given extensive vetting and testing of new suppliers and logistics providers. Moreover, most firms have their hands full dealing with the current operation.“We’re still in a very difficult situation,” Ms Cole said. “Diversification of supply chains is going to be on the list.”Another focal point is going to be increased use of big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Pharma producer Novo Nordisk has come up with a proprietary risk analysis solution that used big data from temperature loggers on its shipments to map temperature excursions. It subsequently linked those with data from its logistics providers to identify and tackle problem areas. According to Novo Nordisk, this has reduced cost and improved reliability.“AI and big data will be a game-changer,” Ms Cole said, adding that probably the biggest challenge on that road is the diversity of providers and systems used by them, which have to be synchronised.Last month, DHL and temperature-controlled ULD provider CSafe conducted a pilot airfreight shipment of pharmaceuticals from Puerto Rico to Kentucky, with subsequent surface transit to Chicago. CSafe had placed state-of-the-art tracking devices in the container, which allowed the forwarder to receive real-time data on location, container temperature, ambient conditions, container tilt, door opening/closing events and humidity readings. The data were fed to a cloud-based platform, to which CSafe support staff and customers have access around the clock.The ULD provider intends to run more pilot trials soon “to further develop its visibility platform”, which it intends to be device-agnostic.While such developments can enable users to respond faster to problems in transit as well as help identify weaknesses in supply chains, they cannot overcome the fundamental problems of sourcing strategies built around concepts like single-sourcing. Pharmaceutical and healthcare firms will have to re-evaluate their supply chains and embrace changes that may well raise their costs if they want to minimise disruptions in future. The Covid-19 pandemic has shone a harsh light, exposing vulnerabilities in healthcare and pharmaceutical supply chains.The struggle to move limited supplies as fast as possible to meet rampant demand for test kits, personal protection equipment and drugs has been exacerbated by structural weaknesses.A survey of more than 100 health experts, conducted just prior to the outbreak in the US and published this month by US Pharmacopeia and the MIT Center for Collective Intelligence, warns that medical supply chains remain vulnerable.“New health threats will emerge with significant impact on the delivery of healthcare throughout the world,” predicted Roy Guharoy, system vice president of pharmacy, Baptist Health System, and professor of medicine at University of Massachusetts Medical School.center_img By Ian Putzger 23/06/2020last_img read more

Scoil Chriost Ri storm into All Ireland Basketball Final

first_img By Alan Hartnett – 12th December 2019 Twitter Kelly and Farrell lead the way as St Joseph’s claim 2020 U-15 glory Pinterest Facebook Any chance of a Belfast recovery was dispelled by a powerful second quarter display from Scoil Chriost Ri as they stretched to an unassailable 47 to 25 lead at half time.Scoil Chriost Ri continued their dominance after the break to finish 83 to 50 winners.They now play Mercy Waterford in the Final in January following their win over Loreto Dalkey. 2020 U-15 ‘B’ glory for Ballyroan-Abbey following six point win over Killeshin Home Sport Basketball Scoil Chriost Ri storm into All Ireland Basketball Final SportBasketball GAA Scoil Chriost Ri storm into All Ireland Basketball Final TAGSScoil Chriost Ri Previous articleWinning start for Portlaoise CBS in South Leinster senior football championshipNext articleIn Pictures: Mountrath CS students visit Capuchin Priory Alan HartnettStradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Well then girls!SEE ALSO – Famed Alo Donegan’s store celebrates 90 years in business in Portlaoise WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Pinterest Here are all of Wednesday’s Laois GAA results GAA Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise Senior A basketball team stormed into the All Ireland Final with an emphatic win over St Genevie’s Belfast in the National Arena yesterday.The Belfast girls were fast out of the blocks and were 6-0 up after a minute of play.But there was no panic from this very experienced Scoil Chriost Ri team and they gradually got to grips with their opponent’s offensive threats with excellent half court man to man defence.Scoil Chriost Ri executed some excellent fast breaks and Belfast could not hold so many scoring threats from the Portlaoise half court offence.Scoil Chriost Ri led 23-14 at the end of the first quarter. WhatsApp GAA last_img read more

Bonegilla Project Connects Community With Migrant Past

first_imgBonegilla Project Connects Community With Migrant Past VIC PremierAlbury Wodonga is receiving a cultural tourism boost, with works advancing on the Bonegilla Migrant Experience to allow more visitors to connect with our country’s fascinating migrant history.Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas today visited the Bonegilla Migrant Reception and Training Centre to see redevelopment works at this nationally-significant destination, which has received a grant of $800,000 through the Regional Tourism Investment Fund – Stimulus Round.The Government-funded Bonegilla Identity Project will see the digitisation of a series of Bonegilla ID cards, part of 225,669 individual Bonegilla records and items held by the National Archives Australia.The upgrade will ensure the preservation of records for migrants who passed through Bonegilla after World War II. The project will also provide families, visitors, historians and students with access to this important piece of Australia’s history.Funding will also contribute to the design and installation of a permanent interactive exhibition, which will provide a curated interpretation of Australia’s post-war migration story. The Bonegilla Identity Project is expected to draw thousands of visitors to a destination that already welcomes more than 11,500 visitors annually.The $46 million Regional Tourism Investment Fund – Stimulus Round forms part of the VisitorEconomy Recovery and Reform Plan, which is underpinned by an investment of $633 million.For more information on the Regional Tourism Investment Fund – Stimulus Round and the Visitor Economy Recovery and Reform Plan visit djpr.vic.gov.au. As stated by Minister for Regional Development Mary-Anne Thomas“We are proud to be funding a project of national significance that will allow future generations to learn about the history of the Bonegilla Migrant Centre and our nation’s migrant heritage, while creating more jobs in the region.”As stated by Minister for Tourism, Sport and Major Events Martin Pakula“Bonegilla is a famous name in Australia, and an important part of our history. Both in the digital realm and in the flesh, the story of Bonegilla will come alive for new audiences with the aid of these important projects.”As stated by Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes“The people who went through Bonegilla shaped our history and culture as Victorians. This project is so important in recognising their impact, their struggles and their ultimate hope for a better life.” /Public Release. This material comes from the originating organization and may be of a point-in-time nature, edited for clarity, style and length. View in full here. Why?Well, unlike many news organisations, we have no sponsors, no corporate or ideological interests. We don’t put up a paywall – we believe in free access to information of public interest. Media ownership in Australia is one of the most concentrated in the world (Learn more). Since the trend of consolidation is and has historically been upward, fewer and fewer individuals or organizations control increasing shares of the mass media in our country. According to independent assessment, about 98% of the media sector is held by three conglomerates. This tendency is not only totally unacceptable, but also to a degree frightening). Learn more hereWe endeavour to provide the community with real-time access to true unfiltered news firsthand from primary sources. It is a bumpy road with all sorties of difficulties. We can only achieve this goal together. Our website is open to any citizen journalists and organizations who want to contribute, publish high-quality insights or send media releases to improve public access to impartial information. You and we have the right to know, learn, read, hear what and how we deem appropriate.Your support is greatly appreciated. All donations are kept completely private and confidential.Thank you in advance!Tags:AusPol, Australia, Bonegilla, community, culture, digital, Exhibition, future generation, Government, identity, Investment, migrants, migration, Minister, regional development, students, Victoria, Wodongalast_img read more

Exploit Business Opportunities – Professor Hamilton

first_imgRelatedSenator Falconer Hands over $300,000 Poultry Project Advertisements RelatedPrime Minister Commends St. Hilda’s Jamaica 50 Legacy Village Project FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Entrepreneurial expert, Professor Rosalea Hamilton, says Jamaica offers many prospects for business development, which must be exploited for the country’s progress.According to Professor Hamilton, small businesses have the power to “take our country to another level to enable us to reinsert ourselves in a global market economy that is transforming and changing rapidly as we speak. ”“There is hope, there are opportunities. We just have to find them and exploit them,” she stated. Professor Hamilton, who is Vice President for Community Services and Development at the University of Technology (UTech), was addressing yesterday’s(July 4) launch of ‘Teach the Youth’ 2013, organised by the Students’ Union Council, at the institution’s Old Hope Road campus.The annual initiative is aimed at teaching inner-city children how to use entrepreneurship for personal, community and national development.In commending the effort, Professor Hamilton described the initiative as “a powerful programme for the transformation and development of Jamaica”.She noted that “for too long, our parents and their parents have relied on others to take us out of the difficulties we are in. We are either looking to foreigners or government, anybody but ourselves. When we empower ourselves, we challenge ourselves to rise to the task of finding the solutions to the problems that we have.”“We must find ways to enable Jamaicans to generate income. That’s what entrepreneurship is all about,” she added.Professor Hamilton applauded the student volunteers for their decision to dedicate the summer break to community work, and commended them for taking on the responsibility of preparing the youth for Jamaica’s current realities by tackling some of the educational and social problems being experienced.“For us to move forward as a nation we need empowered citizens, we need individuals who will step up to the plate and recognise that this little rock called Jamaica is ours. We have to fix it. We have to do what it takes,” the professor told the group of educators, students and sponsors gathered.She used the occasion to announce that the Scotiabank Chair in Entrepreneurship, which is housed at UTech, will offer to a participant of the ‘Teach the Youth,’ a scholarship for an upcoming web entrepreneurship boot camp to be held on the campus.The boot camp, being facilitated in collaboration with the Faculty of Computing and Information Technology, will be rolled out over the coming months.Director of Community Services, Student Union Council, Jerome Graham, told JIS that ‘Teach the Youth’ aims to equip participants with relevant hard and soft skills that will allow them to positively impact their environment.The 14-year-old outreach project, organised and run by student volunteers of the tertiary institution located in Papine, St. Andrew, will be implemented in five inner-city communities – August Town, Kintyre, Tavern, Highlight View and Sandy Park – under the theme: ‘Creating a Positive Impact Today on the Youths of Tomorrow’.The programme, set to run from July 8 to 26, will involve approximately 600 participants from six to 16 years of age.The Jamaica Information Service (JIS) is among the sponsors, which also include Food for the Poor, Reggae Jammins, Supreme Ventures, and Junior Chamber International.BY Andrine Davidson, Exploit Business Opportunities – Professor Hamilton JIS Special Projectscenter_img RelatedUNESCO Commits $36 Million to Archives and Records Department Exploit Business Opportunities – Professor Hamilton InformationJuly 6, 2013Written by: Andrine Davidsonlast_img read more

Monday Scramble: Top 5 matchups we want to see

first_imgMatt Jones trounces the Honda field, Brooks Koepka suffers another setback, Aaron Wise learns a few hard lessons, Rose Zhang dazzles in her debut and more in this week’s edition of Monday Scramble: Getty Images The depth of the PGA Tour was on display again at the Honda Classic. Matt Jones has finished outside the FedExCup top 125 more times (seven) than inside (six). He had just a single top-10 in his past 10 starts. He was losing strokes to the field from tee to green this season. And yet, as he played his practice rounds at PGA National, he had an overwhelming feeling that this was his week. He texted his friend: “If someone beats me this week, they’ve cheated.” “I was pretty confident going into the week,” he said, “which is not normal for me.” But sure enough: Jones opened with a 9-under 61 – the best round of the season, as he beat the field scoring average by more than 10 shots. He followed it up on Saturday by becoming the only player in the last six groups to break par. And then, after sleeping on a big lead, he salted the tourney away with a 2-under 68 to win by five shots, the second-largest margin of victory on Tour this season. “Something just clicked for me,” he said. It’s Jones’ second career Tour title, and it opens all sorts of doors – most notably, his first Masters appearance since 2014. That year he flew into Augusta fresh off his playoff victory at the Houston Open and didn’t have much time to prepare. This time, he’s going to take off two weeks and get there early, to map out his plan of attack. He’s not just happy to be there. At 40, he wants to contend. Brooks Koepka has gone back under the knife. The four-time major champion posted a cryptic tweet on Sunday night alluding to yet another setback, and his management team confirmed a Golfweek report that he underwent surgery last week for a dislocated right kneecap and ligament damage. He apparently injured his knee while with his family after the WGC-Workday Championship at The Concession, where he tied for second. Though Koepka hasn’t officially ruled out a return at the Masters, that procedure typically takes at least a few months to fully recover. It’s a bummer, because he’d finally seemed to turn the corner with his health and knee. He won the Phoenix Open and reported last month that he was feeling as good as ever physically. Getty Images Winning on the PGA Tour is hard. Just ask Aaron Wise. The 2018 Byron Nelson champ was back in position at the Honda, where he opened with consecutive rounds of 64 to match the 36-hole tournament record. Ah, but there was a long way to go. After opening up a six-shot lead during the third round, he was three behind at the end of the day. He played his last 13 holes in 7 over par. On Sunday, he rebounded once again, getting within a shot of the lead early, but then closed with a 41. Wise is a hugely talented player, a former NCAA champion (2016) and Tour Rookie of the Year (2018). He’s only 24. But his putter is a major liability, and it doesn’t appear to be getting much better. Entering the Honda he was ranked 216th (!!!) on Tour. Though he held up OK through two rounds at PGA National, that weakness showed up in the pressure situations. In gusty conditions he hit only seven greens in regulation in the third round – the second-fewest of any player in the field – and couldn’t be bailed out by his short game, taking 30 putts and losing two strokes to the field on the greens. Sunday, there was much of the same: nine greens hit and 30 putts, including a ghastly four-putt on the 10th green (with three swipes from 4 feet) for a tournament-killing triple bogey. Here’s hoping someone can turn Wise into merely an average putter, because he definitely has the goods otherwise.   THIS WEEK’S AWARD WINNERS …  USGA Auspicious Debut: Rose Zhang. The reigning U.S. Women’s Amateur champion, still just 17 and competing as an amateur, lost in a playoff in her first start on the Symetra Tour. It was her first tournament start since December, when she shut it down for a few months to rest her ailing left wrist. She’ll be the prohibitive favorite next week at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. A Radical Idea: Move the Honda Classic to the fall! Each year since 2014 the Honda has gotten weaker in terms of strength of field, as the dozens of local South Floridians have to weigh whether to take a break during a crowded quarter of the season or get beat up by notoriously difficult PGA National. That decision now appears clear – they’re taking a pass. So why not move the event to the late fall, when the weather will still be nice, in hopes of attracting more of the SoFla fellas? Good Thing He Picked Up the Phone: Brandon Hagy. An alternate into the Honda field, Hagy didn’t get into town until about midnight Tuesday, only learned he was into the event the next morning and then somehow reined in his power game at PGA National to finish second. It was an important week, as he rose 101 spots in the FedExCup race, to No. 77.  Getty Images Long Time Coming: Justin Harding. The winner at the Kenya Open didn’t have a top-10 since September and hardly resembled the guy who had started to come into his own in 2019, with his maiden European Tour title and a top-12 finish at the Masters. At that time, he thought a victory was bound to happen – it was just a byproduct of continued solid play. That’s why he showed some genuine emotion after title No. 2 on Sunday: “I’ve been through a dip in form in terms of mixed results, and it was nice to get over the line this time around. Winning isn’t everything, but I think being in the winner’s circle again means a little more to me than I actually thought it did.” Maybe We Should Try That?: Roberto Diaz. Staked to the lead heading into the final day of the Korn Ferry Tour’s Louisiana Open, Diaz said this: “If I don’t win, I don’t care.” Surely he cared, of course – a win would have moved him into the top 10 on the points standings, bringing him one step closer to the PGA Tour. But a dose of perspective is a good thing. Win or lose, he was still going to be with his wife and newborn son. “I’ve never felt this way,” he said … and then he went out and won, by a shot over Peter Uihlein.   High Road: Rickie Fowler. During the Honda Classic, where he tied for 65th, Fowler was asked about the recent comments by CBS analyst Nick Faldo, who suggested that Fowler’s many commercial interests were getting in the way of his game. Fowler didn’t take the bait, and he delivered this classy response: Worth the Read: Geno Bonnalie. Joel Dahmen’s colorful caddie penned this Twitter thread on his past earnings as an up-and-coming caddie, and how it might not be glamorous – but could still be fulfilling. Out of Gas: Lee Westwood. To be honest, we could see this one coming: The soon-to-be 48-year-old, fresh off back-to-back weeks in final-round contention, and after 54 holes at Augusta National earlier in the week in cold, difficult conditions, coming unglued during a Friday 78 to miss the cut at the Honda. At least he had a few more days to rest before the Match Play. Not Tiger’s Neighbor … Yet: Phil Mickelson. Last week he told the Palm Beach Post that he’s yet to build on his lot in South Florida, saying only that it’s still his “plan” to move from California and that he didn’t really want to say more. Oh, and his tie for 25th at the Honda was his best finish since the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational last summer. Another Fitzy in the Mix: Alex Fitzpatrick. Matthew’s younger brother, Alex, a former Walker Cupper who plays at Wake Forest, earned a spot in the 2022 Valspar by virtue of his win last week at the Valspar Collegiate. Dude’s got a lot of game – just like his big bro. You Gotta Want It: That college golf lifestyle. This clip caught our eye, and not just because it’s from our old college stomping grounds in Athens. Hope the ladies packed an extra pair of socks …   TOP 5 MATCHUPS WE MOST WANT TO SEE THIS WEEK Getty Images The round-robin format always makes for a compelling (if not complicated) round of matches on Friday, but there are few things better in the sport than some good ol’ fashioned win-or-go-home duels over the weekend. Regardless of how the bracket shakes out (it gets unveiled at 11 a.m. ET Monday), here are five matches we most want to see: Bryson DeChambeau vs. Rory McIlroy: This matchup would have an even juicier subplot after McIlroy’s recent admission that chasing DeChambeau’s distance gains is what threw off his game. Jon Rahm vs. Patrick Reed: In what could be a Ryder Cup singles preview, it’d be fun to watch these two emotional players square off, with Rahm wholly unafraid of getting under Reed’s skin – and vice versa.   Collin Morikawa vs. Viktor Hovland: Hovland’s match-play pedigree is well-established, but we’ve rarely seen Morikawa in this format – his team never reached the match-play portion of the NCAAs, and this event was canceled last year because of the pandemic. Whoever misses a green first loses? Dustin Johnson vs. Tony Finau: For Finau to take the next step, he needs to score a big win against a top opponent – even if it’s not in the finals. That positive affirmation could be enormous. Justin Thomas vs. Jordan Spieth: They’ve battled in the NCAAs, they’ve been partners in the Ryder Cup – but here would be the ultimate measure of where Spieth stands in his comeback against the newly minted Players champion.last_img read more

European Cinema and Media Studies Essay Prize

first_imgEuropean Cinema and Media Studies Essay Prize Tweet Europa Cinemas Innovation Prize 6th International Random Film Festival (IRFF) 2017 Participate on Developing Your Film Festival with Scholarship! Similar Stories Share 0 ← Summer German Language Courses LinkedIn 0center_img March 1, 2017 Published by emmanuel Deadline: 5 March, 2017Open to: authors with any single-authored essay on Central / East / South European mediaPrize: winner will be awarded a cash prize of USD 500DescriptionThe Central / East / South European Cinemas Scholarly Interest Group at the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) are pleased to announce the third annual prize for an outstanding published essay in the field of Central/East/South European Cinema and Media Studies.EligibilityAny single-authored essay on Central / East / South European media published in the field in the calendar year of 2016 as a journal article or a chapter in a collected volume (chapters excerpted from monographs will not be considered).The essay should be between 6,000 and 9,000 words (with a 10,000-word limit, notes and works cited included). Essays must be published in English.PrizeThe winner will be awarded a cash prize of USD 500 and submissions will be judged by a panel of experts, and the winner will be announced at the upcoming 2017 SCMS meeting in Chicago, IL. How to Apply?They request anonymous submissions. The author’s name, essay title, exact date and venue for publication, personal contact address, and academic affiliation should appear only on a separate cover sheet (no identifying information in the essay file please).Essays and cover pages should be attached in the email as separate document files and directed to Evan Torner ([email protected]) and Ana Grgic ([email protected]). Pocket Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 Reddit University of Padova International PhD Grants in Italy →last_img read more