Ex-Warrior says Steph Curry has more to prove next season than James Harden

first_img“Steph Curry,” said the … How you know that the NBA’s fantabulous, super frenzied free-agent sweepstakes has just about come to a halt:Damon Jones is talking unpurified nonsense.Jones? You might recall him from his peripatetic NBA career (which included 10 stops). These days he spends some of his days on ESPN’s “First Take.”It was there Friday morning that Jones was asked which NBA luminary — the Warriors’ Stephen Curry or Houston’s James Harden — has more to prove this season.last_img

Statement: Department of Energy condemns attacks on foreign nationals

first_imgSouth Africa’s relationships with our sister African countries have allowed us to electrify more than 6-million households since 1994, such as these homes in the township of Vosloorus. (Image: Lebogang Lekwae) The Minister of Energy Tina Joemat-Pettersson and her deputy, Thembisile Majola, join President Jacob Zuma in strongly condemning the current attacks on non-South Africans in parts of our country.• Download the Department of Energy media statement in PDFThe Department of Energy reminds all South Africans that it is imperative that we stand together to build and develop our continent. To achieve this, the department is already working with a number of countries on the continent to improve energy capacity for all Africans.Among these potentially transformative and life-changing projects is the Great Inga Hydropower Scheme in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which, when complete, will produce power for Southern Africa Development Community countries such as South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, and Malawi, Namibia and Angola over the long term.Sasol, a major South African energy company, currently accesses gas from fields in neighbouring countries, providing energy for South African industries and households, and sustaining thousands of South African jobs.Most of the crude oil used in South Africa is imported from other African countries, such as Nigeria and Angola.More than this, South Africa also has long-standing reciprocal energy-production relationships with our neighbouring countries, from whom we procure both electricity and the water needed to run our power stations.South Africa’s relationships with our sister African countries have allowed us to electrify more than 6-million households since 1994. Today, the government has a programme of action to reduce the backlog of connections and remains committed to connecting all households to an electricity supply.“Our common African history and bonds of fraternity and unity is what gave impetus to the liberation struggles of South Africans,” said Joemat-Pettersson. “We treasure this history, and call on all South Africans to embrace our brothers and sisters and, to condemn attacks on foreign nationals in all its manifestations.”Issued by the Ministry of EnergyFor more information, please contact: Mediadesk@energy.gov.za Tel: 012 406 7481last_img read more

DU admissions 2014: Over 13 lakh applications received from Delhi

first_imgDelhi University registrations for admissions have come to an end with the online applications of BMS shutting down, for rest of the courses the pocess got over on June 16 itself. In total, it saw a total of over 2.7 lakh applications. Out of the total applications received for the admissions to Four Year Undergraduate Programmes (FYUP) at DU, Delhi had the maximum number of applicants.A total of 1, 32, 659 students from Delhi wish to take admissions in UG courses of the University for this session. This list has been followed by UP and Uttarakhand from where 66, 600 candidates applied. Only 154 candidates applied from Karnataka.State-wise distribution of applications received for FYUP admissions at University of Delhi:    Delhi: 1, 32, 659    UP and Uttarakhand: 66, 600 candidates    Haryana: 37, 237candidates    Bihar and Jharkhand: 15, 945 candidates    Rajasthan: 6, 132 candidates    MP and Chattisgarh: 4, 396 candidates    Punjab: 2, 737candidates    Jammu and Kashmir: 1, 267 candidates    Himachal Pradesh: 938 candidates    Maharashtra: 632 candidates    Gujarat: 390 candidates    Andhra Pradesh: 617 candidates    Karnataka: 154 candidates    Tamil Nadu: 331 candidates    Kerala: 607 candidates    West Bengal: 2, 146 candidates    Orissa: 679 candidates    Assam: 1, 575 candidates    North Eastern: 2, 648 candidatesAround 60,000 candidates have applied for English, which has become the most sought-after course, though, there is an availability of only 4,362 seats in this course in DU.The race for 54, 000 seats in 70 different colleges of Delhi University began on June 2.  The first cut-off will be released on June 24.Important dates:First admission list by: June 24, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the first admission list: June 26, 2014Second admission list by: June 27, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the second admission list: June 30, 2014Third admission list by: July 1, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the third admission list: July 3, 2014advertisementFourth admission list by: July 4, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the fourth admission list: July 7, 2014Fifth admission list by: July 8, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the fifth admission list: July 10, 2014Sixth admission list by: July 11, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the sixth admission list: July 12, 2014Seventh admission list by: July 14, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the seventh admission list: July 15, 2014Eighth admission list by: July 16, 2014    Last date for admission and payment of fees under the eighth admission list: July 17, 2014Ninth admission list by: July 18, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the ninth admission list: July 19, 2014Tenth admission list by: July 21, 2014Last date for admission and payment of fees under the tenth admission list: July 22, 2014last_img read more

CMI Making a Positive Impact on Nearby Communities

first_img The CMI has adopted Port Royal and is building a new basic school in the community. The institution has also offered scholarships to students from Port Royal. The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is making a positive impact on the growth and development of the communities within its vicinity. Story Highlights The Caribbean Maritime Institute (CMI) is making a positive impact on the growth and development of the communities within its vicinity.This is according to Executive Director of the institution, Dr. Fritz Pinnock, who was speaking in a recent interview with JIS News.“Many can attest to the impact of CMI on the surrounding communities. The institution is now transforming places like Port Royal, Harbour View, Bull Bay and western St. Thomas,” he noted.Dr. Pinnock told JIS News that Port Royal has been transformed into a university town, housing the institution’s residential facility, which has become an economic driver in the once-sleepy fishing village.Admiralty House, part of the Old Naval Dockyard in Port Royal, was transformed into a dedicated student residential facility through a public-private partnership.“A private-sector company came in and refurbished the property to take it up to international standards, and the students pay back for it through their rental,” Dr. Pinnock explained.He noted that the facility has outgrown its 168-student capacity, and the CMI is looking to identify space to add another 300 to 400 rooms.Dr. Pinnock argued that the Admiralty House housing project, plus the establishment of a campus in the community for training in customs and immigration management, has significantly contributed to the economic sustainability of Port Royal.He noted that the campus brings 600-800 students per day to the community, with each of them spending $500 to $1,000 daily.“That is sustainable development and a real investment in the town,” he added.The CMI has adopted Port Royal and is building a new basic school in the community. The institution has also offered scholarships to students from Port Royal.Dr. Pinnock said that the Harbour View and Bull Bay communities have also benefited significantly from the growth of CMI, by providing rentals to students. “That’s a market that persons have capitalised on. Return on investment in a Harbour View house has improved,” he said.He recommends that it would be smart to invest in Harbour View, noting that persons who have done so are doing well.“We have thousands of students renting homes… . We also have to rent homes for some of our overseas lecturers, so it’s a big demand,” he pointed out. Admiralty House, part of the Old Naval Dockyard in Port Royal, was transformed into a dedicated student residential facility through a public-private partnership. last_img read more