Yet after rookie Marcell Atman’s first … (CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this photo gallery or video on your mobile device.)OAKLAND — Late into the fourth quarter, the biggest upset of this NFL season remained a possibility.Kareem Hunt or not, the Chiefs far outmatch the Raiders on paper. Even with a leaky pass defense that allowed more yards in the air than any other team entering Week 13, the Chiefs’ offense seemed far too powerful for the Raiders to even contend with.
Learners in impoverished schools in the Western Cape have received educational resources thanks to the Rally to Read initiative.(Image: Rally To Read)Brand South Africa once again combined efforts with Bidvest Rally to Read to contribute to the improvement of literacy and education in South Africa.Rally to Read aims to help improve education in rural South Africa, and the partnership is in line with Brand South Africa’s aim of a South Africa with quality school education that has literacy and numeracy at globally competitive standards.Rally to Read is an initiative that was originally launched by the McCarthy Motor Group and is now organised by Bidvest.Every year, Rally to Read travels across 10 school districts in all nine provinces to distribute reading and educational resources to disadvantaged schools.On Saturday, 21 October 2017, Brand South Africa collaborated with the teams to play their part in Noordhoek and Paternoster in the Western Cape.Brand South Africa also recognised the teachers for their hard work towards improving education.Visit Rally To Read for more information. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
18 July 2014 The Sharks will carry South African hopes at Kings Park stadium in Durban on Saturday evening when they host New Zealand’s Highlanders in the Super Rugby playoffs. The team from Durban was the only franchise from South Africa to qualify for the playoffs of the southern hemisphere competition after finishing top of the South African conference and third on the overall log. Qualifier in Canberra While they have never lifted the Super Rugby title, they have made it through to seven semi-finals and contested four finals, which makes them among the more successful teams in the history of the competition. While the Sharks face the Highlanders for a place in the semi-finals, the Brumbies and the Chiefs, who met in last year’s final, will do battle in the first of the qualifiers in Canberra. It will be a tough task for the two-time defending champions to win there. They last achieved the feat in 2008 and the Brumbies have won seven of their eight home games at the GIO Stadium this year. The Sharks have a strong home record, but the Highlanders inflicted the biggest defeat on Jake White’s charges this season, winning 34-18 in Durban where they became the only side to record a four-try bonus point victory over the KwaZulu- Natalians. With that win, the side from the south island was also the only team to deny the Sharks a point in any match.‘This is a team that can scores tries’ “When they are on song, they can perform. They beat some big teams this year and this is a team that can score tries, they have the players,” White said in a statement on Thursday. “But, in saying that, the nice thing we have in our favour is that we lost to them. I know I don’t have to talk much this week. The players will know it’s not just going to happen. “I think in a lot of ways, we were on a high in that pool game back in April, about to tour, and we ended up losing that game. We’ll be a lot more focused this week. “It was probably a good thing for us that they beat us. Had we beaten them comfortably perhaps we would have gone into this game thinking it was a fait accompli. In a lot of ways, we get to have another crack at them,” he concluded.Clash of styles The match should produce an interesting clash of styles, with the Sharks having conceded only 22 tries, the lowest number in the Super Rugby competition, and the Highlanders having let in 52, second worst among the teams. Contrast that with the Sharks scoring only 29 tries, the second lowest number of five-pointers on offence, and the Highlanders scoring 39, and you have distinct differences between the approaches to the game of the two teams. Underlining this is the fact that the Sharks enjoyed the most possession per game on average and the Highlanders the least.Defence and firepower In playoff competition, historically it is defences that rule the roost. However, the Highlanders proved earlier in the season they have the firepower to win in Durban, running in four tries without reply. The Sharks will have captain Bismarck du Plessis back in their team on Saturday. He missed the loss in April and, as the hooker many regard as the best in the world, he could make a massive difference to the outcome of the showdown. In their win in Durban earlier in the season, the Highlanders bossed the breakdowns and moved the ball swiftly around the park to outflank the Sharks. With Du Plessis contesting possession on the ground, and an all-Springbok loose trio of Ryan Kankowski, Willem Alberts and Marcell Coetzee, the battle at the breakdown should be more evenly contested and perhaps crucial to the outcome of the game. CELL C SHARKS: SP Marais, S’bura Sithole, JP Pietersen, Paul Jordaan, Lwazi Mvovo, Frans Steyn, Cobus Reinach, Ryan Kankowski, Willem Alberts, Marcell Coetzee, Stephan Lewies, Anton Bresler, Jannie du Plessis, Bismarck du Plessis (captain), Thomas du Toit. Replacements: Kyle Cooper, Dale Chadwick, Lourens Adriaanse, Ettienne Oosthuizen, Jean Deysel, Charl McLeod, Pat Lambie, Tonderai Chavhanga HIGHLANDERS: Ben Smith (co-captain), Richard Buckman, Malakai Fekitoa, Phil Burleigh, Patrick Osborne, Lima Sopoaga, Aaron Smith, Nasi Manu (co- captain), Shane Christie, Elliot Dixon, Joe Wheeler, Jarrad Hoeata, Chris King, Ged Robinson, Kane Hames. Replacements: Liam Coltman, Matias Diaz, JP Koen, Josh Bekhuis, Tom Franklin, Fumiaki Tanaka, Trent Renata, Gareth Evans
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The House Agriculture Committee completed its markup of the House farm bill today and reported the bill to the full U.S. House. Despite a robust debate, the Committee made few changes to the bill. Now the bill moves toward the House floor.“The 2018 Farm Bill is ready for debate and amendments a mere six days after its introduction. A vote by the full House of Representatives is expected to soon follow. This is great news for farmers and ranchers everywhere. H.R. 2 — The Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018 — takes us one step closer to bringing certainty to families who face the toughest farm economy in more than a decade,” said Zippy Duvall, American farm Bureau Federation president. “We look forward to working with members of both the House and Senate to complete work on a bipartisan, bicameral bill that can be signed into law by the president before the current law expires.”The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) lauded the House Agriculture Committee for approving a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill that contains key dairy policy improvements. Among the provisions of significance to the U.S. dairy industry in the House bill are additional improvements to the dairy Margin Protection Program (MPP). The measure raises the maximum covered margin to $9 per hundredweight and adjusts the minimum percentage of milk that can be insured; both measures will offer greater flexibility for dairy producers. It also includes provisions of an important agreement reached between NMPF and the International Dairy Foods Association on price risk management.“It’s important that the Farm Bill process continue moving forward,” said Jim Mulhern, NMPF President and CEO . “As U.S. dairy farmers weather a fourth-straight year of depressed milk prices, making additional improvements to the dairy safety net through this farm bill becomes more critical with each passing day.”The House bill also addresses several other NMPF priorities. The conservation title helps producers access technical and financial assistance to carry out multiple conservation practices on their land and water. Under the trade title, the Farm Bill authorizes the trade promotion programs that are critical to dairy farmers and their cooperatives. The bill also includes helpful provisions intended to increase fluid milk consumption. NMPF looks forward to working with Congress on these issues as the process continues.The National Corn Growers Association too was supportive of the House bill.“NCGA is pleased the bill restores full funding to the Market Access and Foreign Market Development Programs and makes administrative reforms to the revenue-based Agriculture Risk Coverage Program (ARC), which are welcome provisions for corn farmers facing uncertain times. NCGA also appreciates the bill’s expansion of grower participation in working lands conservation programs and the research title’s funding for the phenotyping initiative,” said Kevin Skunes, NCGA president. “Moving forward, NCGA will remain focused on our growers’ top policy concerns — a robust federal crop insurance program, ensuring the ARC-county program is a viable risk management option, and increased resources for trade promotion programs.”
Spanish giants Barcelona are hoping to secure the services of Tottenham striker Harry Kane in a blockbuster £200million transfer, claim The Daily Star.The Spanish giants see the in-form English superstar as a long-term replacement for forward Luis Suarez, while the newspaper reports that the likes of Richarlison, Kylian Mbappe, and Antoine Greizmann are also on their shortlist.Barcelona face Tottenham in their final Group game in the UEFA Champions League and they are hoping to have a firsthand assessment of the striker who will be leading his team to Camp Nou.Quiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Tottenham are currently in the second spot behind Group B winners Barcelona, however, Mauricio Pochettino’s men know that they are likely to have to conjure up a win in Spain in order to beat off competition from Inter Milan, and in turn secure qualification.The Italian outfit are also on seven points after five games, and they face rock-bottom PSV at the San Siro on the same night.Kane penned a new six-year contract with Tottenham in June, but The Daily Star speculates that Barcelona could test the waters with an initial £150m bid for the striker, which the paper claims could tempt the Tottenham Board due to the ‘spiralling costs’ of their new stadium, which they are likely to move into at some point in early 2019.