8 September 2011 South Africa’s murder rate decreased by 6.5% in 2010/11, while house robberies, business robberies and vehicle hijackings were down by 10.7%, the country’s annual crime statistics reveal. Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa, releasing the statistics in Pretoria on Thursday, said murders had dropped below the 16 000 mark to 15 940 recorded cases, while attempted murder dropped by 12.2%. In 1994/95, over 27 000 murders were recorded in the country.‘Encouraging’ Mthethwa said the figures were encouraging, considering that bringing the murder rate down was not only dependent on the police, but was a societal challenge requiring a coordinated effort. “These continuous reductions in murder indicate that government is succeeding in its effort,” said Mthethwa. The so-called “trio crimes” of house robberies, business robberies and vehicle hijackings also showed a decrease, of 10.7%. House robberies dropped by 10.1%, from 18 786 cases reported in 2009/10 to 16 889 cases in 2010/11.Tide turns on car hijackings In the case of car hijackings, the tide seems to be turning as the police reported a 23.6% decrease. Mthethwa said this was a huge improvement, considering that this type of crime was on the increase over the previous three years. Truck drivers also breathed easier in 2010/11, with 413 cases of truck hijacking reported, down by 29.2% on the previous year. Burglaries at residential premises also dropped, by 4.8%, but burglaries at non-residential properties, include both larger and smaller businesses, increasedby 0.9%. Mthethwa said this was a difficult area to manage and secure. “Based on this persistent challenge in smaller business, we are developing a national small business robbery strategy, which will be finalised by the end of this year and then be rolled out across the country.” Although the stats showed a general decrease in all crimes, Mthethwa said this was just a motivating factor for the police, and that the fight was far from over. “Victory against crime is now an achievable goal. However, for as long as young children are still under bondage of crime and drugs, for as long as businesses are robbed, for as long as women are abused and raped, for as long as South Africans are mugged and hijacked – none of us must rest.” Source: BuaNews
30 March 2016“Make sure that you use water more than once so that we can ensure that those (who) are not serviced do get services,” said Water and Sanitation Minister Nomvula Mokonyane at the launch of the Bulk Water Supply Scheme in the iLembe District Municipality in KwaZulu-Natal.She appealed to the beneficiaries of the Lower Tugela Bulk Water Supply Scheme to not only save water, but to reuse it too.The R1.32-billion project, which was launched on 22 March, includes the infrastructure required to abstract and treat water from the uThukela River to supply to secondary bulk and reticulation networks within the iLembe District Municipality.These networks will supply both developed and unserved areas. On completion, the scheme will reach a total of 750 000 inhabitants.“As we continue to bring this infrastructure into place, let us ensure that we do not do illegal connections, steal water or destroy infrastructure,” Mokonyane said.She encouraged those who could afford to pay for water services to do so, while those who could not pay should register as unable to pay.“The first phase of the Umgeni component is due for commissioning by May 2016,” she said. “The first phase is designed to produce 55 mega-litres of potable water per day. The design, however, is such that it is relatively easily upgraded to a 110 mega-litre plant.”Some 1 163 job opportunities have been created by the project to date.Source: South African Government News Agency
Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nursing an 8-6 lead in the final period, UP built an 11-7 buffer off Justine Dorog’s kill.Isa Molde then, scored two of the Lady Maroons’ final three points to secure the victory.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I’d just like to say that UE played well, we put the pressure on them but we relaxed,” said Okumu. “You saw in the fifth set that we fought back, our defense came back.”“I told my players that if they pass well they will execute well and if they can defend well they will score.” AFP official booed out of forum Diana Carlos and Molde led with UP with 22 and 20 points, respectively, the first time that the duo both scored at least 20 in the same game.Judith Abil led UE with 12 points while Mary Ann Mendrez added 10. FILE PHOTO – Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the Philippines started its new era under new Kenyan head coach Godfrey Okumu with a 25-19, 25-13, 21-25, 16-25, 15-8 win over University of the East in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.The Lady Maroons survived their disastrous performance in the third and fourth sets where majority of their 46 errors occurred and buckled down in the fifth set.ADVERTISEMENT Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Germany wins Davis Cup tie against Australia John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises View comments
Alexis Sanchez celebrates scoring Chile’s first goal. (AP Photo)This is the coverage of the first round of 16 World Cup 2014 match as hosts Brazil take on their South American counterparts Chile at Mineirao Staduim in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Match Photos Brazil 1-1 Chile (3-2 on penalties) Neymar scored the winning penalty to give Brazil a 3-2 shootout win over Chile in the second round of the World Cup. The match had ended 1-1. Neymar scored the third penalty after David Luiz and Marcelo also scored from the spot. Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar saved the first two penalties and watched Gonzalo Jara’s final attempt hit the post. Brazil will next face either Colombia or Uruguay in the quarterfinals. Time for a shootout! Match moves into penalties as second half of extra-time comes to an end. Chile almost scored a few seconds before the end as Pinilla’s shot hit the crossbar. Brazil get a worthy corner, but couldn’t make much of it. 87′: Medel taken off on a stretcher, Rojas replaces him. 72′: Willian steps in place of Oscar, Brazil pushing forward. Match in extra time. End of normal time as Howard Webb blows the whistle. Stay tuned for another 30 minutes of action as Brazil try to sharpen their finishes. 87′: Chile’s Arturo Vidal is substituted for Mauricio Pinilla 55′: Hulk gets booked for handball after his goal is disallowed. Hulk thought he put Brazil ahead 10 minutes into the second half but referee Howard Webb disallowed the goal, ruling Hulk took down a long pass with his arm.advertisement 32′: Sanchez equalises forChile. Brazil gave away the ball from a throw-in and Alexis Sanchez shot it past the keeper right into the bottom corner. Chile equalized in the 32nd after Eduardo Vargas intercepted Hulk’s pass and found Alexis Sanchez, who scored from the right side of the penalty area with a shot toward the far post. 18′: David Luiz scores with his thigh on Neymar’s corner kick, Silva gets a flick on it. David Luiz scored for the World Cup hosts in the 18th minute after Thiago Silva deflected Neymar’s corner kick toward the far post. Luiz was given the goal but Chile defender Gonzalo Jara may have touched the ball before it went in. Chile’s Alexis Sanchez scores his side’s first goal past Brazil’s Thiago Silva. (AP Photo)Chile’s Gonzalo Jara and Brazil’s David Luiz go for the ball before Brazil’s first goal. (AP Photo) For India Today’s World Cup 2014 homepage, click here . VIDEO: How Chile plan to stop Brazil’s Neymar Lineups: Brazil: Julia Cesar; Dani Alves, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Marcelo; Luiz Gustavo, Fernandinho, Oscar; Hulk, Fred, Neymar. Chile: Claudio Bravo; Mauricio Isla, Gary Medel, Eugenio Mena, Francisco Silva, Gonzalo Jara; Arturo Vidal, Marcelo Diaz, Charles Aranguiz; Alexis Sanchez, Eduardo Vargas.
Jaipur Pink Panthers will host Gujarat Fortunegiants in their inaugural home leg game on Saturday, September 20. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Jaipur Pink Panthers will look to begin their home leg on a promising note when they face the Gujarat side. Gujarat Fortunegiants, meanwhile, will eye to turn their fortunes in their upcoming outing. The Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Season 7 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegainst will start at 7:30 pm.The Jaipur leg of PKL 2019 Season 7 will Season 7 kicks off on Saturday with two matches. The first match of the day, which will start at 7:30 pm, will see hosts Jaipur Pink Panthers welcome Gujarat Fortunegiants on the turf. In game number 2, UP Yoddha will take on Tamil Thalaivas. This season 12 teams have participated in PKL 2019. The teams are Bengal Warriors, Bengaluru Bulls, Dabang Delhi KC, Gujarat Fortunegiants, Haryana Steelers, Jaipur Pink Panthers, Patna Pirates, Puneri Paltan, Tamil Thalaivas, Telugu Titans, U Mumba and UP Yoddha. What time will Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants start?The 100th match of PKL 2019 season 7 series is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. The match between Jaipur Pink Panthers and Gujarat Fortunegiants will be played at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants on TV?The PKL 2019 Season 7 Jaipur Pink Panthers and Gujarat Fortunegiants clash can be viewed on the television sets on sports channel Star Sports 1 and Star Sports 1 HD.Where to watch Pro Kabaddi League 2019 Jaipur Pink Panthers vs Gujarat Fortunegiants match on live streaming?The live streaming of the Jaipur Pink Panthers and Gujarat Fortunegiants, Pro Kabaddi League 2019 will be available on Hotstar. Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time. Bengal Warriorsbengaluru bullsdabang delhi kcGujarat Fortunegiants First Published: September 21, 2019, 11:47 AM IST
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pxhere under CC0 Creative Commons license Cruise port operator Global Ports Holding has been selected as the preferred bidder for a 25-year concession for the Prince George Wharf and related areas, at Nassau cruise port.Namely, following a competitive request for proposal process, the Government of the Bahamas awarded Nassau Cruise Port, a consortium comprising Global Ports Holding, the Bahamian Investment Fund (BIF) and the Yes Foundation the cruise port tender for the concession.The parties will now work towards agreeing the terms of a concession contract. Following the successful execution of the concession agreement, GPH as part of NCP, will manage the cruise port operations in Nassau. In addition, NCP will invest in expanding the capacity of the port from six to eight berths, as well as building of a new terminal building.NCP will be 49% owned by Global Ports Holding, that will be the port operator, while the Bahamian retail fund would hold another 49% and the remaining 2% would be owned by Yes Foundation.GPH said that it is in advanced stage discussions with local and international banks over long term bank financing for the concession. Full financial closure and commencement of the concession is expected to occur in the second half of 2019.“This represents GPH’s third new port in the Caribbean in the last twelve months and is a historic moment for the group,” Mehmet Kutman, Global Ports Holding, Chairman and Co-Founder, said.“The addition of Nassau to our portfolio will mark an important inflection point in our strategy and growth aspirations. Nassau will become the biggest cruise port in our portfolio and will increase our passenger volumes by 50%,” Emre Sayin, Global Ports Holding CEO, added.The Nassau cruise port welcomes 3.7 million passengers per annum.
A massive show drift near the intersection of 100th St. and 100th Ave. in Fort St. John on March 2nd. Photo by Chris Newton Residents shovel sidewalks in downtown Fort St. John. Photo by Chris Newton A Fort St. John resident working to clear snow. Photo by Chris Newton. Around the Peace Region, the winter storm that was caused by a Pacific frontal system colliding with an Arctic airmass caused a large variation of snowfall accumulations. Yu said that the Dawson Creek Airport only recorded minimal snowfall on Thursday, and only three centimetres of snow had fallen in the Mile Zero City between midnight and 7:00 a.m. The Chetwynd Airport has also only recorded one centimetre of snow as of 7:00 a.m.However, Yu said that a gas station in Tumbler Ridge recorded between 20 and 30 centimetres of snow. She also said a Ministry of Transportation weather station at the intersection of Highway 97 and the Braden Road recorded 40 centimetres of snow, but only 6 mm precipitation. Yu explained that most of the snow measurement there was likely due to drifting snow.The winter storm warning that was in effect in the Peace has now ended, but Environment Canada says that another 7 centimetres of snow is forecast to fall in Fort St. John before Saturday afternoon. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — Though The Weather Network said earlier this week that Spring would arrive late to the Peace Region, their prediction of precipitation amounts being near-normal has all but vanished.According to Environment Canada meteorologist Cindy Yu, the single-day snowfall record in Fort St. John for March 1st was shattered Thursday. The North Peace Airport weather station recorded 17.8 centimetres of snow yesterday, breaking the previous March 1st snowfall record of 7.1 cms which dated to 1964.Yu said that as of 7:00 Friday morning, another roughly 10 cms of snow has fallen at the airport, breaking the previous March 2nd snowfall record of 8.6 cms that was set in 1997. Since the snow began falling early Thursday morning, Yu said that a total of 27 centimetres had fallen at the airport by 7:00 a.m. Friday, which is just one centimetre shy of the monthly average of 28 centimetres of snow. However, Yu said that the Energetic City is likely to see more snow throughout the day Friday.
The Literacy Society also announced details about its upcoming 1st Annual 5k Retro Run, which is taking place on Sunday, August 26th.The event, which only has 400 spots available, will be raising money for the Society’s fundraising goal of $8,000 to expand its free programs offered in the Fort St. John community.Registration for the event can be done on Energetictickets.ca via this link: http://energetictickets.ca/event/fort-st-john-literacy-society-5k-retro-run/The run starts at 10:00 a.m. at Northern Lights College and participants are encouraged to dress up in attire from their favourite decade.The Fort St. John Literacy Society is a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to promoting literacy for all individuals and groups throughout Fort St. John and the local region since 1990. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John Literacy Society announced Wednesday that it has hired Rosario Lloret, a.k.a. Charo, as its newest English as a Second Language teacher.Charo joins the Fort St. John Literacy Society team with a background in teaching, translation and is a published writer with her novel Wolf in a Beaver Coat.“We are thrilled to have Charo join our team, and are very excited to see the growth and direction she implements in our classroom,” said Literacy Society Executive Director Jessica Kalman. “We are also appreciative of Kara-Lee MacDonald, a past teacher, who has been temporarily filling the position for the summer”
New Delhi: Investigation has been initiated against e-commerce giants Amazon and Flipkart for alleged violation of foreign exchange law, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) Monday informed the Delhi High Court. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani noted the submissions of the ED that a case has been registered under provisions of the Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA) against the two companies and disposed of a PIL which has alleged that the e-commerce giants were violating foreign direct investment (FDI) norms. The court had earlier sought response of the central government, Amazon and Flipkart to the plea which has sought a probe into the alleged FDI violations. The ED, in its reply filed through central government standing counsel Amit Mahajan, has said the “department has already registered and initiated investigation under the provisions of FEMA against the two companies to ascertain whether they have been contravening any provisions of FEMA or contravening any rule, regulations, notification, direction or order issued in exercise of the powers under FEMA….” The agency also sought dismissal of the petition. The petition by an NGO, Telecom Watchdog, also asked for initiation of legal proceedings against the two e-commerce companies under the FEMA for alleged violation and circumvention of FDI norms. The plea, filed through advocate Pranav Sachdeva, has claimed that Amazon and Flipkart have created multiple entities to circumvent the FDI norms and route the hot-selling stock at cheaper rates. The petition has contended that according to Press Note 3 of 2016, which regulates FDI in e-commerce, entities like Amazon and Flipkart are not to exercise ownership over stock, nor directly or indirectly influence price of goods and services sold on their marketplace. It claimed that by creating name lending companies, Amazon and Flipkart buy branded goods in bulk at discounts from manufacturers and render small sellers uncompetitive by a wide margin, thus influencing the prices in violation of the FDI norms. “As a consequence of this FDI norms violation, smaller sellers are unable to participate in the fast growing e-commerce sector,” the plea has contended, adding that due to subsidised prices on such platforms, small sellers are unable to sell in the brick-n-mortar world too. Besides, the plea has also claimed that the two e-commerce firms have created several other group companies in the chain to divide discounts and losses. “Exchange offers, EMI costs and bank offers are funded completely or substantially by Amazon and Flipkart and constitute a clear influence on price in violation of FDI norms,” it has alleged.
Freshman defender Theo Alexis (18) splits two defenders during the OSU vs. Penn State game on Tuesday. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorWhere there was plenty of rain Tuesday night at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, there was no shortage of offense as Ohio State (5-1-0, 2-0-0 Big Ten) defeated Penn State (1-2-2, 0-1-0 Big Ten), 3-0.The first goal came in the 49th minute from senior defender Niall Logue, his second of the season, and kicked off the scoring. Six minutes later, in the 55th minute, senior forward Nate Kohl buried his first of the season.The final tally was off the head of freshman forward Mitch Bergman in the 84th minute for his first career goal. Abdi Mohamed and Kevin Blackwood recorded assists.“We put it away in the last couple minutes there against a quality side in Penn State,” Bergman said. “Out of my mind right now, don’t know really what to think, just living up the moment right now.”The Buckeyes ended the game with 15 shot attempts, Bluem said the first goal opened up the Penn State defense and allowed for more opportunities.“It was a hard game when they were able to sit back defensively, they had a lot of numbers behind the ball,” Bluem said. This marks goalie Parker Siegfried’s fourth straight win and shutout. “It’s a team effort when you get a shutout, and we’ve been stressing that a lot with our team,” Bluem said. “Trying to make sure we’re organized defensively, we know what we want to do, where people are supposed to be then it comes down to individual effort. Are the guys on the field making that extra effort to do their job defensively, and if they are it makes it easier for us to get a shutout.”Despite having eight shots in the first half, the Buckeyes still ended the first half with a scoreless tie. Ohio State coach John Bluem thought the weather might have had something to do with it.“You know it’s funny, it didn’t rain till right when the game started, so we didn’t get used to the field being wet. So, I think both teams had a difficult time adjusting to the wet conditions. It was easier in the second half.”The Buckeyes next game will be in Piscataway, New Jersey, as they challenge in-conference opponent Rutgers at 1 p.m.Even though the Buckeyes have plenty of momentum, Bluem doesn’t believe they should be over-confident heading into Sunday.“We got to go back on the road again in the conference, it’s never easy to go on the road,” Bluem said. “Rutgers is a very good team, I watched them the other night. They’re very dangerous going forward, they’re going to cause us some problems. I think it’s going to be a wide-open game and a very difficult contest for us.”