CHEYENNE >> A big arena, notorious bucking bulls and a legendary rodeo didn’t intimidate bull rider Roscoe Jarboe.Jarboe is competing at his very first Cheyenne Frontier Days Rodeo and has become the first and only man to ride two bulls; and he did it with style. The New Plymouth, Idaho, resident is currently in his rookie year of competition in the Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association where he is second in those standings. He is also 14th in the world standings.He had his first bull here …
29 August 2012 The country’s banks still need to do more to ensure that all South Africans have access to fair and cost-effective banking services, the National Treasury said after Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s meeting with the chairpersons and CEOs of the major banks in Pretoria on Monday. The Treasury said in a statement that Gordhan had noted the progress the banks had made in meeting the recommendations of an inquiry established by the Competition Commission in 2006 to examine competition in retail banking in South Africa. However, there was still more that needed to be done, the Treasury said. “The services offered to middle- and low-income South Africans must be guided by simplicity, comparability, transparency, accessibility and competitive costs. “South Africans must increasingly and more significantly experience banks as facilitators to meet their needs at an affordable cost.” Monday’s meeting, which followed a similar meeting held in May 2010, discussed the role the banks could play in meeting the country’s socio-economic challenges. The Treasury said that its “twin peaks approach” to financial regulation was on track, and that legislation to be introduced in Parliament next year would lead to the creation of a dedicated market conduct regulator. “This regulator will take steps to ensure transparency in banking fee structures, competitive banking conditions and work towards a single approach to treating customers fairly that spans across the entire financial sector, including banks.” Both Gordhan and the banks’ representatives voiced concern over the rapid increase in unsecured lending in the country, which was putting poorer households at increasing risk of getting caught in a debt spiral. Although some of this lending was by non-banking financial institutions, including retailers, the banks “could do more to ensure that they lend responsibly and do not contribute to household over-indebtedness,” the Treasury said. While the increase in unsecured lending currently posed no systemic risks to the sector, the meeting supported the close attention that the practice was receiving from the Reserve Bank’s bank supervision department. “There will be further engagement with financial and non-financial institutions on this issue so that South Africans are not over-indebted.” The meeting noted that despite the ongoing European and global financial crisis, South Africa’s banks remained well-capitalized, liquid and solvent. Lending conditions had in fact improved, with credit extension beginning to rise, and the latest banking results pointing to a recovery in banks’ profitability. “In particular, the representatives of banks confirmed the build-up of corporate cash balances and noted that this was a global phenomenon, which was typical of global uncertainty and a lack of investor confidence. This provided opportunities going forward to unlock money for investment in emerging economies.” SAinfo reporter
Prandelli angry Genoa denied late penalty for Roma defeatby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveGenoa coach Cesare Prandelli was furious over the manner of defeat to AS Roma last night.Prandelli felt Genoa had a “really clear” penalty in stoppages as they lost 3-2.He stated, “It’s strange, because from the bench the push was really clear. It was obvious. We feel somewhat defrauded. I don’t understand why it wasn’t viewed again on VAR.“We knew that Roma were in a difficult situation psychologically and wanted to start strong to take advantage of that.“Football is a fast-paced sport and it is essential to always be concentrated, as the smallest errors can make a big difference, especially inside the penalty area and on set plays.“We had a lot of scoring opportunities and attacking moves, but our final ball wasn’t always correct. I think we lost the game five seconds from half-time, as we were caught in possession, they went on the counter and equalised.“We knew Roma were playing a new system and they hadn’t practiced it much, so inevitably their preventative marking and defensive movements weren’t well-oiled and we tried to take advantage.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say
Burton and Hesketh face loan battle with Southamptonby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBurton Albion and Jake Hesketh face a battle with Southampton over his loan.The Mirror says Hesketh faces a Southampton recall and Carabao Cup semi final heartbreak.The on loan Southampton midfielder fired Nigel Clough’s side into the last four on Tuesday – but his loan deal ends before the glamour ties kick off in January.Boss Clough admits they landed Hesketh on a favourable loan deal which ends soon, and he fears they might not get him back because of his good form.Hesketh is desperate to keep playing for Burton and wants Manchester City in the semis, but admits he wants a chance to test himself in the Premier League, and could face a huge dilemma. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Juventus demand Mandzukic fee from Man Utdby Paul Vegas13 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveJuventus have told Manchester United they must cough up a fee for Marko Mandzukic.The Daily Express says United will have to spend £10million if they want to sign Mandzukic from Juventus in the January transfer window but the player has reached a verbal agreement with the Red Devils.Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wants Croatian star Mandzukic to beef up his misfiring front line.He failed with a summer move for the former Bayern Munich star who will be 34 next May but is understood to have now reached a verbal agreement.Juve want to offload Mandzukic who has has been told that he won’t be featuring in Maurizio Sarri’s plans for the season.He has rejected a lucrative move to Qatar and has been offered the chance to play in the MLS with LAFC but still feels that he can play at the highest level in Europe.
The Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) will be staging a week of activities from November 5 to 11 in observance of Founders Month. Training Officer, Major Simoan Foster, said the JCCF will be supporting the Jamaica Legion by assisting with the national poppy appeal. He noted that the JCCF is one of the oldest youth organisations in Jamaica. It caters to the holistic development of young people aged 12 to 18, providing mental, moral and physical training so as to build discipline and character and instil in them the idea of service to community and country. Story Highlights The Jamaica Combined Cadet Force (JCCF) will be staging a week of activities from November 5 to 11 in observance of Founders Month.Speaking with the JIS News, Commandant of the JCCF, Colonel Errol Johnson, said the commemoration serves to showcase the journey and growth of the Cadet Force, which came into being on November 1, 1943.He noted that the JCCF is one of the oldest youth organisations in Jamaica. It caters to the holistic development of young people aged 12 to 18, providing mental, moral and physical training so as to build discipline and character and instil in them the idea of service to community and country.The week will begin with the cadet corps’ 74th anniversary national church service and parade on Sunday (November 5) at the Old Harbour New Testament Church in Rhoden’s Pen, St. Catherine, commencing at 8:30 a.m.Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Senator the Hon. Pearnel Charles Jr. will host a luncheon on November 8 in Montego Bay; JCCF officers will travel to cadet units across the island; and the battalions will be showcasing their drills and skills in their communities.Training Officer, Major Simoan Foster, said the JCCF will be supporting the Jamaica Legion by assisting with the national poppy appeal.“The cadets will engage the public by soliciting contributions to assist the veterans, who fought in World War two, and ex-members of the Jamaica Defence Force (JDF), who are at Curphey Place in Manchester,” she told JIS News.She informed that JCCF members will be staging two parades in St. Catherine and Port Maria to mark Remembrance Day on November 11.Major Foster said the cadets will also have an opportunity to share with and sensitise persons about the programme.“We will be having a cadet forum, and the aim of the event is to highlight what the cadets have been doing and how they have been contributing positively to the society, and how they have benefited just by being a part of the programme,” she explained.During Founders Month, members of the JCCF’s Bands and Drums will be taking the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM) examination at Up Park Camp.ABRSM is an examinations board based in London, United Kingdom (UK), which provides music assessments at centres around the world.The JCCF is in expansion mode, with just over 75 cadet units in 60 post-primary schools.
CALGARY (660 NEWS) – While some people in Alberta say the federal government should help out the oil and gas industry, the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) says the General Motors closure should act as a warning signal that corporate bailouts don’t work.CTF Federal Director Aaron Wudrick said while it is difficult to watch some major corporations struggle, that doesn’t mean the government should be picking which ones to invest in.“I certainly don’t blame folks in Alberta for saying ‘why will you bail out Bombardier? Why will you bailout the auto sector? But you won’t bailout the oilsands?’ I think the answer is that you can’t afford to bail anyone out.”He noted some of the regionalism that comes into play when corporations are bailed out in eastern Canada.“People rightfully start to get upset when they see one communities company getting saved, and then when something happens in their community there is no help, it strikes them as unfair. They are right, it is unfair.”When govts bail out Bombardier but not Blackberry; when they help automakers but not the oilsands; when they deem some companies worthy of taxpayer life support while letting others die; they are not just distorting our economy for the worse – they are sowing regional divisions.— Aaron Wudrick (@awudrick) November 26, 2018He is not, however, advocating for governments to do nothing about these layoffs.“I think it is entirely appropriate for governments to concern themselves with how do we help people who affected, but that is very different from bailing out the company.”He believes a few things could help the country.“What we can do is try and create business environments with streamlined regulations and lower taxes that attract all industries and have a level playing field,” he said. “You can look at ways to retrain people, you can look at ways to create an environment where you are confident that you are going to attract new work so that you are not so concerned about one particular company going under.”
Sevilla manager Vincenzo Montella expects his side to deliver a strong performance against Bayern Munich and has challenged his players to take the visitors out of their comfort zoneAfter knocking out Manchester United in the previous knockout stage, Sevilla will play host to Bayern Munich for the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.The match will mark the first time in 60 years that Sevilla have progressed to this stage of the competition with Montella expecting his side to rise to the challenge against a team with the caliber of Bayern.“We always work looking to improve. I always expect the team to do so, regardless of the level of the opponent. Whoever it is, my conviction is always the same.” said Montella, according to the club website.The former AC Milan manager acknowledges that Bayern are accustomed to scoring a high number of goals with the Bundesliga leaders having defeated Besiktas 8-1 on aggregate in their previous knockout round. But Montella challenged his players to make Bayern do things they are not used to.“Bayern are accustomed to scoring a lot of goals, to having the ball. We have to do the same so we make them do things they’re not used to”.Report: Bayern are held by Leipzig George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Bayern Munich was held to another draw, this time by RB Leipzig.Bayern Munich finds themselves in the unfamiliar position of sitting third in the…Montella was unconcerned about Saturday’s fixtures having a bearing on the match: “I’m not worried about it. Your head is what moves your legs and the team is motivated. Maybe Mercado’s and Navas’ fitness worry me a bit but it’s something we’ll evaluate tomorrow”.A notable absence for Sevilla will be midfielder Ever Banega, who is suspended for the first leg.“He won’t play and he’s a player with very clear qualities. It’s something we can’t change and I’m convinced that the player who replaces him will do well.”Montella also reserved special praise for forward Luis Muriel, who has recently begun to reproduce the sort of performances that led Sevilla to paying €20 to sign him from Sampdoria last summer.“He’s grown a lot in these years and it’s true he needs to improve in the opposition’s box but he has huge potential.” said the Italian.On Saturday, Sevilla lost a two goal advantage to settle for a 2-2 draw against La Liga leaders Barcelona after the brilliance of substitute Lionel Messi denied Montella’s side all three poiints.
The new Roma signing spoke after the 3-3 draw between his team and Atalanta on Monday’s Lega Serie A fixtureFor newly signed Javier Pastore, the differences between the Italian Serie A and the French Ligue 1 are big.His Roma team fought back to be able to tie 3-3 against Atalante on Monday’s fixture.But for the former Paris Saint-Germain, this was a very crazy match.“It was a good goal, Cengiz Under gave me a smart cross and the finish went well. Fortunately, we were able to equalize eventually,” Pastore told Sky Sports Italia as reported by Football Italia on Monday night.Karsdorp reveals he had too much stress at Roma Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The Dutch defender has been with the Gialorrossi since 2017, but he has not enjoyed his time in the Italian Lega Serie A.“I think after our goal, we got a bit too relaxed and allowed them to have the ball, but that is something we shouldn’t do.”“We came out for the second half with more intensity and managed to get it back on track. We could even have won it at the end,” he said.“My position is up to the coach, I came here happy to play wide midfield, but well aware that I had often played in a trident attack before.”“It’s certainly harder in Serie A than Ligue 1, the first two games have been such a struggle!” Pastore concluded.
Fulham midfielder Jean Michael Seri has been awarded the Premier League’s Goal of the Month award for AugustThe Ivory Coast international turned down interest from Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur in favour of a surprise move to the newly-promoted Fulham this summer for a fee in the region of £25m.Seri has since started all four of the Cottagers’ Premier League fixtures and has impressed with his quick adaption to English football.Now the Premier League have announced that Seri’s world-class hit against Burnley on August 26 has been voted as the Goal of the Month.The 27-year-old hit a clean long-range effort home to help Fulham secure their first win of the season.Vidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“It was the distance, the unexpected decision to shoot, but also the trajectory of the shot,” said former Fulham goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer on the league website.“The ball started off at an angle so far outside of the far post that the goalkeeper was always scrambling to make up ground.“Add the curl, the angle of the ball and the sheer ferocity of the strike; the minute the ball left his boot there was only one place it was going to go.”Seri is currently on international duty with the Ivory Coast.