26 October 2006South Africa collected five medals to finish fourth out of 33 countries at the 2006 ISA World Surfing Games at Huntington Beach in California on the weekend, with Jordy Smith scoring a sensational victory in the men’s open division.Smith wasn’t South Africa’s only gold medal medal winner, either, with Matthew Moir emerging victorious in the longboard division.Rosanne Hodge secured a bronze in women’s competition, while the SA tag team picked up bronze behind Australia and Brazil.The team’s performance saw them being awarded the copper medal in the team event, with Australia winning for a record eighth time, followed by Brazil and the US.The stuff of legendSmith’s victory was the stuff of legend. Previously he had won the under-16 world title in 2003, and finished second in the under-18 division earlier this year in Brazil. At Huntington Beach, he was forced into the repechage rounds on the first day, where one slip would mean elimination.However, he fought his way through an incredible 10 rounds of competition, eliminating 2001 world champion CJ Hobgood along the way, as well as a number of World Championship Tour competitors.By the time it came to the final, there was no stopping Smith. Turning on the style, he crushed the challenges of Luke Stedman, Pat O’Connell and Armando Daltro with a high-flying display.“I’m really happy that I could do this for South Africa, my sponsors, all my friends and for myself,” Smith said afterwards. “It’s crazy to win a gold medal, it’s something you always dream of.”Dominating longboard victoryMoir’s gold in the longboard event was achieved with far greater ease as he dominated the competition from the start. Starting on the opening day, he recorded the highest scores, and from then on, through four rounds, he won by record scores each time out.Hodge had no problems reaching the qualifying final of the women’s event, but once there she managed only a third-place finish, which meant she would have to go through a repechage round to reach the grand final.Showing excellent poise and determination, she held off a strong challenge from two Australians to advance with the USA’s Julia Christian to the main event.In the final, Christian pulled off a home victory, narrowly ahead of Jacqueline Silva of Brazil, with Hodge finishing in third. Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
The Absa Bank call centre in Auckland Park, Johannesburg. (Image: Chris Kirchhoff, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)Mary AlexanderWith South Africa largely sheltered from the subprime crisis and resultant economic meltdown, the country’s banks now have a larger market capitalisation than the world’s major corporate banks.Absa Bank now has an equivalent market cap to its major shareholder, the once-giant Barclays UK, and Standard Bank is larger.South Africa’s stringent credit regulations are largely recognised as having prevented local banks being caught in the web of the subprime lending craze that entangled financial institutions across the world. “They have been pounded like you can’t believe,” said Wayne McCurrie of RMB Asset Management on Summit TV. “Our banks are nothing like the overseas banks.“Barclays UK was a massive bank – its market capitalisation, in other words what shareholders value the company at or what the share market values the company at – is not dissimilar to Absa’s market capitalisation, and it’s less than Standard Bank.“So our banks are now bigger in market cap terms than the major corporate banks.”In 2005 Barclays paid some R33-billion for a majority stake in Absa. The British bank’s share price has tumbled headlong recently.McCurrie said on Tuesday that the world’s major corporate banks had fallen us much as 30% to 40% in two days. “And that comes after an 80% fall – so they are now a fraction of what they used to be.“We are lucky in South Africa – not only are our banks insulated, the majority of our economy is insulated.“The resource sector is not – we’ve seen resource prices falling with platinum falling from US$2 200 an ounce to around $800 or $900 now. It’s been a dramatic effect. Unfortunately this adds to the general economic downturn we see in South Africa.“But it’s important to see that South Africa is in a downturn – it’s not a crisis, it’s not a collapse.”On Wednesday Absa assured investors that it was “unaffected” by Barclays UK’s troubled position. “Absa is a separately listed company on the JSE and is a South African registered bank regulated by the South African Reserve Bank,” Patrick Wadula, Absa’s head of media relations, told Sapa.The sell-off of banking shares in London continued on Wednesday, with Barclays’s shares falling to a 24-year-low, with rumours that the British government would nationalise the bank.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at email@example.comRelated articlesSeize the new yearWhy 2008 isn’t 1998 Africa captures investors’ eyes SA’s competitiveness steady Doing business easier in SA South Africa’s economy: key sectors Useful linksSummit TV transcript of interview with Wayne McCurrieSummit TVAbsa BankStandard BankNedbankFirst National BankJSE LimitedSouth African Reserve Bank
A constant theme in the string of felicitation functions for India’s Olympic medallists has been the hope expressed for future Games.On Saturday, at a function to honour the two shooters, who did the country proud at the London Olympics, Gagan Narang and Vijay Kumar as well as sports minister Ajay Maken and the National Rifle Association of India (NRAI) revealed their plans for India’s preparations for the Rio de Janeiro Games in 2016.Maken said each of the 11-member Indian shooting contingent deserved a medal, and promised that the government will intensify its efforts to raise funds for the athletes.In response to Mail Today’s query about mental trainers, of whom there was a severe dearth among the Indian contingent in London, Maken said: “In the case of shooters and archers specifically, we understand that highly specialised mental support is required. We will do all we can to secure the services of international level specialists in that regard, in order to allow our athletes to do even better at that level.”In addition, we believe that setting up a sports science institute will help develop world-class mental trainers indigenously, and we need that to sustain ourselves in the long run.”Speaking on the occasion, which was jointly organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and the NRAI, Narang said: “It (the medal and the subsequent receptions) has been a life-changing experience for me. The plan now is to change the colour of the medal in Rio. To this effect, I am planning to open a second ‘Gun For Glory’ academy in Germany (after Pune), which will allow Indian shooters to have a European base for training as well. I also urge the NRAI to donate Rs 10 lakh towards an NRAI-Gun For Glory scholarship for budding shooters.”advertisementThe NRAI, for its part, vowed to increase the shooters’ participation from 11 this time around to 15-20 in Rio. The body also said its target was to bag at least five medals at the next Olympics.Narang was handed a cheque for Rs 15 lakh by the NRAI while Vijay received Rs 20 lakh. FICCI felicitated both by unveiling limited edition T-shirts, and promising all possible help for Olympic sports in the future.Vijay, usually a man of few words, said: “I would like to thank everyone who has supported us and stood behind us, which has helped us succeed. I am a shooter, and I will keep training and focusing on doing well in international competitions.”
Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Russell Westbrook rebounds with triple-double as Thunder beat Mavs Deandre Ayton had 25 points and 10 rebounds for the Suns, who have lost five of six. T.J Warren added 24 points and Devin Booker 20.Golden State led for all but 1 minute, 17 seconds of the first half, though the Suns stayed close early. The Warriors went ahead 39-31 on a 3 from Curry with 10 minutes to go in the second.Curry had 12 points in the second quarter and added a team-high nine rebounds for the game.The Suns scored the next eight points to tie it, and were even at 45 before the Warriors closed out the half on a 24-7 run.A 3 from Andre Iguodala, a layup and free throw from Jonas Jerebko and Iguodala’s pair of free throws gave the Warriors a 69-52 lead at the break.ADVERTISEMENT Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives past Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton during the first half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Dec. 31, 2018, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)PHOENIX — The Golden State Warriors needed until midway through the second quarter to find their rhythm against the West’s last-place team.Once they did, the NBA champions rolled to victory again.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Golden State’s bench combined for 46 points, and drew praise from coach Steve Kerr.“I thought the second unit mid-second quarter changed the whole game,” Kerr said.TIP-INSWarriors: For the 10th time this season, the Warriors’ starting lineup was Durant, Green, Looney, Klay Thompson and Curry. They’re 6-4 with that group. … Curry has scored 30 or more points in 13 games this season. … The Warriors’ point total was the third-highest in a game this season.Suns: Backup C Richaun Holmes missed the game due to illness, the second game in which he’s not played this season. That opened up minutes for seldom-used Dragan Bender, who played for the first time since Dec. 17 and scored for the first time since Dec. 11, 10 games ago. … F Josh Jackson fouled out late in the third quarter and played only 14 minutes, his lowest total since Nov. 21. … C Eric Moreland made his Suns debut when entered the game in the fourth quarter. Moreland signed with Phoenix on Dec. 10.UP NEXTWarriors: Host Houston Thursday night.Suns: Host Philadelphia Wednesday night, the fourth game of a season-high seven straight at home. LATEST STORIES TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening MOST READ “There’s such a low margin for error when you play the champs,” Suns coach Igor Kokoskov said.Ayton’s hook shot with 6:19 left in the third quarter cut the Warriors’ lead to 82-72, but Golden State took control again. A 3 and two free throws from Durant gave the Warriors a 100-81 lead with 1:38 to play.“I thought we slowed them down and we beat them with our minds instead of just outrunning them,” Durant said. “Our offense and our talent just take over and we just made shots.”Quinn Cook knocked down a 3 just before the third-quarter buzzer for a 108-87 lead, and Curry’s two 3s early in the fourth quarter helped Golden State go up by 27 points.“They just turned it up,” Ayton said. “They got a lot of transition baskets, they got a lot of early stops and forced a lot of tough shots.”DEFENDING DEANDREThe Warriors, in the absence of a true big man, used starters Kevon Looney and Draymond Green plus Jordan Bell off the bench to guard the 7-foot-1 Ayton. No Golden State defender on Ayton was taller than 6-9.Bell was the most physical of the group and was rewarded with extended minutes. He blocked Ayton’s shot under the basket in the third quarter and at the other end by made all five shots he took for a season-high 10 points.“I just tried to get a little closer to the rim and wherever my man went, I just cut right behind him,” Bell said. “Tried to keep him (Ayton) off the offensive board. Tough, tough task to do that.”BENCH BLAST BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Stephen Curry scored 34 points and Kevin Durant added 25, leading the Warriors over the Phoenix Suns 132-109 on Monday night.The Warriors beat the Suns for the 17th straight time, including eight in a row in Phoenix.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionGolden State (25-13) was 14 for 28 on 3-pointers, with Curry going 5 of 9.“Pretty much the whole second quarter and beyond, we were just disciplined defensively and played with a purpose on offense,” Curry said. “Created good shots. It was a great night.” Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? 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(The remains of Teresa Robinson, 11, were found last May. The RCMP now asking for DNA samples from boys and men in Garden Hill First Nation. APTN/file)Cara McKenna APTN National NewsRCMP investigators have taken the unusual step of requesting DNA samples from boys and men from a northern Manitoba First Nation community where the remains of an 11-year-old girl were found during a search last May, according to the band’s chief.Garden Hill First Nation Chief Arnold Flett said several RCMP officers have been knocking on doors in the community since Monday asking men aged 15 to 50 years old to allow a sample of their DNA to be taken at a local office used by the Mounties.He said the RCMP officers have told community members the request is part of the investigation into the death of Teresa Robinson, 11, whose partial remains were discovered during a search last May.Robinson’s death remains unsolved and police are treating the case as a homicide.Flett said this is one of the rare times RCMP investigators have returned to the community to gather evidence as part of the investigation into Robinson’s death over the past nine months. He said he does not know the status of the investigation.Flett said the community generally agrees with the DNA request.“We informed the community (of the DNA testing) and there’s no opposition to it,” Flett said. “It’s not forced, it’s being requested.”Flett said he hopes this will lead to a resolution for the community of about 3,000 people which continues to feel the impact of Robinson’s violent death.“We’d like to see this be solved,” said Flett. “The people of Garden Hill would like to see that happen.”He said the investigators are expected to remain in Garden Hill until Thursday gathering DNA samples.Manitoba RCMP confirmed late Wednesday that the officers were gathering DNA as part of the investigation into Robinson’s death.“The investigation into the murder of Teresa Robinson has remained an active case since our officers were first contacted and deployed to Garden Hill First Nation in the spring of 2015,” said Sgt. Bert Paquet, in an emailed statement. “While we are not in a position to discuss all the specifics of this ongoing case, we can confirm that our investigators have collected DNA samples from males of Garden Hill First Nation as one of several techniques used by officers assigned to the case.”firstname.lastname@example.org@cara102
The race is on for the Premier League title and Liverpool’s encounter with Leicester could provide plenty of entertainment for neutrals tonight.Man City’s shock defeat at St James’ Park last night means Jurgen Klopp’s men have the chance to extend their advantage to seven points – although no slip ups can be afforded and they will not be taking Leicester lightly. However, this isn’t a terrible time to face the Foxes, with Claude Puel under the pump.A third successive loss at Wolves came right on the back of defeats to 10-man Southampton and an FA Cup exit to League Two Newport which has seen some fans turn on Puel, although there are no strong rumours about him leaving just yet.His side can still pack a punch, as they showed against Wolves when they went down in injury time to a Diogo Jota hat-trick in a 4-3 thriller. They were 2-0 down early on before an impressive fightback in the shape of a Demarai Gray strike and a Conor Coady own goal, before Wes Morgan looked to have stolen a point for them before Jota’s injury time winner.Remarkably on the same weekend, Liverpool were also involved in their own thriller, as their 4-3 win over Crystal Palace at Anfield kept their title charge on the road whilst also providing a throwback to the helter-skelter football that neutrals were treated to last season.Klopp’s men had to work hard to get back in front after going down to Andros Townsend’s early goal, and again when James Tomkins levelled the score with over an hour on the clock, but two goals from Mohamed Salah along with strikes from Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane got them over the line.It will be interesting to see how they cope with the absence of James Milner – who was red carded against Palace – and this could prove to be tricky for Klopp’s men. Leicester did manage to beat Manchester City over Christmas along with Chelsea, and they have the right game-plan and firepower to frustrate bigger teams.Liverpool v Leicester CityPremier League20:00 BT Sport 1 / BT Sport 4K UHDHEAD TO HEAD RECORD(Maximum 10 matches)SEP 2018 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 1-2 LiverpoolDEC 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-1 LeicesterSEP 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 2-3 LiverpoolSEP 2017 EFL CUP Leicester 2-0 LiverpoolFEB 2017 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 3-1 LiverpoolSEP 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 4-1 LeicesterFEB 2016 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 2-0 LiverpoolDEC 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 1-0 LeicesterJAN 2015 PREMIER LEAGUE Liverpool 2-2 LeicesterDEC 2014 PREMIER LEAGUE Leicester 1-3 LiverpoolJamie Vardy is always likely to be a threat on the break and with Demarai Gray and James Maddison they’ve got two plays capable of making something out of any chances they might get. Liverpool are a better balanced defensive side this season but they have not let up going forward, and this could see action at both ends.RECOMMENDED BETS (scale of 1-100 points)BACK OVER 3.5 GOALS 5 points at 5/4 with starsports.betPROFIT/LOSS SINCE JAN 1 2017: PROFIT 205.64 points(excluding Premier League ante-post)
Last Updated Jul 11, 2017 by Jillian MarkowitzFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail regions: Los Angeles USC Marshall Research Finds Creative Criminals May Not Be Punished RelatedJudge Business School Research Shows How Shame Can Promote ProductivityShame, according to the famous Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung, is a “soul-eating emotion” – and because some mistakes at work are inevitable, such soul-destroying shame is a common workplace occurrence. Yet newly-published research co-authored by Andreas Richter, University Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour at Cambridge Judge Business School, concludes that managers…January 23, 2015In “Featured Home”USC Marshall Welcomes 9 New FacultyFor the 2018-19 year, the USC Marshall School of Business welcomes nine new faculty members to campus. They join a growing list of over 50 who’ve taken jobs at USC Marshall over the past two years and include lecturers, assistant professors, associate professors, visiting professors, adjunct instructors, and more. When speaking about…September 25, 2018In “Featured Home”The Case for Business Curiosity from Harvard, and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. The Business Case for Curiosity – Harvard Business Review Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration and Behavioral Scientist Francesca Gino recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review in which she…August 27, 2018In “Boston” About the AuthorJillian MarkowitzView more posts by Jillian Markowitz Research from the USC Marshall School of Business may give new insight into the nuances of how people make moral judgments. The research from Scott Wiltermuth, Associate Professor of Management and Organization found that people are more likely to receive leniency if they break the rules in an original and clever way. Researchers believe that more lenient moral judgments and punishments are prompted by a respect for ingenuity.In Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Wiltermuth writes, “People view creativity as a positive, valuable trait … This perception provides creative cheaters with a halo that simultaneously makes their transferssions more palatable and more socially contagious—particularly when the transgressions appear to cause relatively little harm.” Wiltermuth also published a paper with Francesca Gino and Lynne Vincent entitled, “Creativity in Unethical Behavior Attenuates Condemnation and Breeds Social Contagion When Transgressions Seem to Create Little Harm.”One of the studies involved students who were working in groups witnessing someone in the group cheating. An actor was paid in certain groups to cheat in a creative way and to suggest that others follow suit. In other groups, the actors cheated in conventional ways. The study also included control groups in which no one cheated. This study was conducted over multiple years, and showed that those in the groups with the person who cheated in an original way were more likely to cheat in that way themselves.Wiltermuth suggested these findings could be important in situations like trials. Juries may be more likely to make an unbiased decision regarding guilt once they understand that they may be swayed toward leniency by a criminal’s creativity.Wiltermuth and Gino, a Tandon Family Professor of Business Administration at Harvard University, explained that, “Because transgressions are learned, understanding the factors that shape people’s moral judgments of others’ transgressions might also be useful in predicting which type of misdeeds are likely to become socially contagious.”
RelatedThe Case for Business Curiosity from Harvard, and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. The Business Case for Curiosity – Harvard Business Review Harvard Business School Professor of Business Administration and Behavioral Scientist Francesca Gino recently published an article in the Harvard Business Review in which she…August 27, 2018In “Boston”Look Out for These Boston InternshipsIf you’ve read MetroMBA’s look at how summer internships play a crucial role for MBA students, you’re probably already familiar with the many benefits of interning during your MBA career. Between forging professional connections, gaining hands-on experience, and top tier salaries, MBA students have lot to gain from seeking out…June 26, 2018In “Advice”The Twitter Echo Chamber (Sort Of), and More – Boston NewsLet’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week. Here’s Why Twitter Isn’t the Echo Chamber You Think It Is – Questrom School of Business News In new research recently published in MIS Quarterly, Northeastern Questrom’s Jesse Shore and Chrysanthos Dellarocas with…December 3, 2018In “Boston” About the AuthorJonathan PfefferJonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as contributing writer at MetroMBA and contributing editor at Clear Admit, he is co-founder and lead producer of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.View more posts by Jonathan Pfeffer regions: Boston Harvard Talks Managing Disorganized Employees, and More – Boston News Last Updated Jan 22, 2019 by Jonathan PfefferFacebookTwitterLinkedinemail Let’s explore some of the most interesting stories that have emerged from Boston business schools this week.How to Manage Someone Who Is Totally Disorganized – Harvard Business ReviewDisorganized employees can be wellsprings of frustration, but there are ways to help them better understand how disorderly tendencies impact others.Harvard Business School‘s Rebecca Knight recently discussed strategies in HBR, addressing root behavior causes and ultimately develop better systems to manage workloads. “’Is this person’s approach creating negative outcomes, or is it just a style difference?’ If your report indicates ‘disorganized but otherwise reliable, you may have to back off.’”Rosie Perez (not the actor), Lead Financial Officer of Global Consumer Business Planning and Analytics at American Express, adds, “It takes a lot of time to change ingrained behavior, but it can be addressed. Most importantly, as leaders, it is our job to help coach our colleagues [with] constructive and pointed feedback.”You can read more about the research here.Bye-Bye Ivory Tower: Innovation Needs an Ecosystem to Thrive by Tracy Mayor – MIT Sloan Ideas Made to MatterInnovation is not exclusively indigenous to Silicon Valley. We continue to see exciting developments in London, Tel Aviv, New York, Boston, China, Nigeria, Ghana, and South Africa. However, despite the benefits of globalization, the world of innovation is not wholly flat.New MIT Sloan research has determined that there are geographic hotspots, or “innovation ecosystems,” where ideas move more easily from inception to impact.Phil Budden, a Senior Lecturer Specializing in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, notes how the traditional “triple helix” that has long driven innovation—university, government, and corporations—is now joined by two additional players: entrepreneurs and risk capital.“It’s so important to have innovation-driven entrepreneurs involved. They’re producing the companies of the future. You can’t just have today’s companies [in an ecosystem], you need to have those leaders who are going to produce future companies.”Fiona Murray, Associate Dean for Innovation, urges corporations to take advantage of startups and entrepreneurs to help experiment on their behalf.“What these startups tend to do very well is define, order, and test their assumptions through a series of what we call ‘innovation loops. So, one of the benefits of going from a purely internal research and development process to working externally is that you can really rely on the universities and startups in an ecosystem to do that experimentation for you.”You can read more about global innovation here and watch the recent discussion below.Joy Field Garners Top Award from Decision Sciences Institute by William Bole – Carroll School NewsBC Carroll School of Management Associate Professor of Operations Management Joy Field has received the highest honor bestowed by the Decision Sciences Institute (DSI), a global society of more than 1,800 scholars dedicated to fostering knowledge for better managerial decisions.Field was named the 2018 co-recipient of the Dennis E. Grawoig Distinguished Service Award, named for a founder of the 50-year-old Institute. The other recipient was Morgan Swink of Texas Christian University.DSI President Johnny Rungtusanatham of Ohio State University asserts, “This is a highly competitive distinction awarded to those who have made a continual impact on the Institute and the disciplines it serves.”Field reflected on her two decades of involvement with the Institute. “DSI has been a major contributor to all aspects of my professional development—publishing, teaching, and service—and I am delighted to have been chosen to receive this award from among the many colleagues who have also contributed so much to DSI.”Find out more about the recent award here.