Los Molinos stays at No. 2 in division VI; Corning drops to No. 5 in division III

first_imgThe Northern Section Prep Football Media Poll is voted on by media members from the Chico Enterprise-Record, Marysville Appeal-Democrat, Red Bluff Daily News, Redding Record Searchlight and Action News Now. First-place votes are in parentheses with record, voting points and last week’s ranking listed after.Division IITeam Record Pts Last1. Shasta (9) 7-1 45 1 2. Chico 5-3 36 23. Pleasant Valley 3-5 27 34. Foothill 5-3 18 45. …last_img

Japan ‘important to South Africa’: Zuma

first_img4 June 2013 The commitment made by many Japanese companies through their investments in South Africa was proof of the good relations between the two countries, President Jacob Zuma told the South Africa-Japanese Business Forum in Tokyo on Tuesday. Zuma, who is on an official visit to the Asian country, said there were 110 Japanese companies currently doing business in South Africa, in the process generating more than 150 000 jobs. Japanese companies had a tradition of taking a long term view and placing emphasis on contributing to society. “What is more, manufacturing companies such as Toyota contribute significantly to raising the capacity of local industries, through supplier development and skills development programmes,” Zuma added. Japan is South Africa’s third-largest export destination and fifth-largest source of imports. Japanese direct investment in South Africa has been steadily increasing in recent years, amounting to nearly R20-billion in 2010. In addition, since 2008, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation has provided low-interest loans and guarantees to South African state companies Eskom and Transnet. Zuma said Japanese companies were also actively participating in South Africa’s infrastructure programmes, particularly in the rail sector. “Of late, we have also witnessed keen interest from Japanese banks to support their clients on the ground in South Africa. This is a very encouraging sign.” Zuma used the opportunity to invite Japanese companies to continue investing in South Africa, saying the country was open for business. He encouraged investors to take advantage of South Africa as a manufacturing platform to increase their market share on the growing African continent. “We also offer opportunities in infrastructure development. This is a key vehicle for improving the quality of life and of providing a more focused access to basic services, competitiveness and jobs in South Africa. “Our infrastructure drive is about providing housing, sanitation, public transport and running water in the urban areas for millions of South Africans who stay in urban areas. It is about connecting rural communities to economic opportunities through building dams and irrigation systems, connecting farms and villages to the energy grid and building schools and clinics.” Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Professor Errol D’Souza is new head of IIM-A

first_imgAhmedabad: The Centre on Wednesday cleared the appointment of Professor Errol D’Souza as director of the country’s premier business management school Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) on contract basis for five years.The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) cleared Prof D’Souza’s name and subsequently, the Department of Personnel and Training issued the notification regarding the appointment.He has been interim director of IIM Ahmedabad since September 2017, after Prof. Ashish Nanda resignation. His appointment was notified a few hours before the the IIM Act came into effect on Wednesday. Prof. D’Souza is a Professor of Economics and Dean (faculty) at IIMA. He studied Economics and Statistics at the University of Mumbai and obtained his PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.Before joining IIM-A in 2001, Prof. D’Souza was the IFCI chair professor in the department of economics, University of Mumbai, and was also a visiting scholar at Columbia University, New York, and a visiting senior fellow at the Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore.He has worked on academic committees of the University Grants Commission and the Indian Council of Social Science Research, and has been associated with the Planning Commission and Reserve Bank of India. “I am confident that Prof. D’Souza will be an excellent match for this position and a strong asset to the IIMA community,” said Kumar Mangalam Birla, Chairman of the Board and IIMA Society.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more

Isles Shoot Out Panthers, 4-3

first_imgSUNRISE, Fla. — The New York Islanders blew a late lead, yet still managed to pull out their fifth straight win.Kyle Okposo scored the deciding goal in the shootout, and the Islanders outlasted the Florida Panthers 4-3 on Nov. 14.Nikolay Kulemin, Ryan Strome and John Tavares had goals in regulation for New York, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 35 shots. Frans Nielsen also scored in the shootout.“Having the lead in the third period, leading 3-1, you want to finish the game,” Halak said. “We gave them hope to come back, and unfortunately for us they did. “We found a way and stuck to the game plan.”Aaron Ekblad, Jimmy Hayes and Brian Campbell scored for Florida, and Vincent Trocheck had two assists. Roberto Luongo made 30 saves.Jonathan Huberdeau scored the only goal in the shootout for Florida. “It was a huge comeback for us, but I’ve got to find a way to make some saves in the shootout,” Luongo said. “It’s not acceptable for me to let in two.”Leading 3-1, the Islanders seemed to be cruising to victory midway through the third period but the Panthers scored twice in the final 10 minutes to tie it.Florida closed to 3-2 on Campbell’s power-play goal at 9:58. Campbell’s shot went over Halak’s left shoulder for his first of the season and first in 28 games.“I’ve been in a struggle,” Campbell said. “It’s nice to feel I’m starting to escape the last couple games and play the way I’m capable of.”The Panthers tied it with 2:35 left as Ekblad’s slap shot from just inside the blue line got past a screened Halak.“For whatever reason, we stopped moving our feet, and it was just a lack of discipline, and it led to penalties,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “It’s the first time we’ve done it all year, really. We’ve got to learn from it.”The Islanders seemed to put the game away earlier in the third when they stretched their lead to 3-1 at 3:57. Johnny Boychuk’s shot bounced off Luongo’s chest, and the goalie couldn’t get a grip on the loose puck. It went under his pads, and Kulemin swept it in.The Islanders had trailed 1-0 but scored twice in 1:59 to take the lead.They got even at 13:09 of the second when Okposo passed the puck to Tavares in the right circle for a wrist shot that beat Luongo on the glove side.New York went ahead on Strome’s breakaway goal. Strome took a nice pass from Thomas Hickey near the red line and came in alone. He put a wrist shot past Luongo with 4:52 left in the second.“We just want to keep it going,” Islanders forward Josh Bailey said. “It’s a long year, and when you get on a bit of a roll, you want to ride the wave as long as you can.”An odd play came with three minutes left in the second. Florida’s Aleksander Barkov shot the puck that Halak trapped between the back of his head and the crossbar. A video review confirmed that a goal wasn’t scored.Hayes’ goal at 12:37 of the first was his third in three games and gave the Panthers a 1-0 lead.Trocheck made a behind-the-back pass from in back of the net to Hayes in front, and his shot got by Halak. The goal ended the Islanders’ shutout streak at 193 minutes, 48 seconds, the second longest in team history.The longest Islanders’ streak was 199:24, set in 1998.(PAUL GEREFFI)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more