2010 Fifa World Cup: Durban Stadium 3

first_imgLocation: Durban, KwaZulu-Natal provinceCapacity: 70 000 seatsMatches: Germany vs Austria (13 June), Spain vs Switzerland (16 June), Netherlands vs Japan (19 June), Nigeria vs South Korea (22 June), Portugal vs Brazil, Round of 16 (28 June), Semi-final (7 July)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  The funicular ascending the stadium arch.Photo: Irwin Manoim, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Florina Maphalala is a guide at the DurbanStadium visitors’ centre.Photo: Hannelie Coetzee,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image The stadium has transformed the Durbancity skyline.Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image A view of the Durban beachfront with the stadiumat right.Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image A sandcastle copy of the stadium on aDurban beach.Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Sanral unveils green head office

first_imgThe South African National Roads Agency’s new head office in Pretoria. (Image: Green Business Guide) MEDIA CONTACTS • Green Buildings Council of South Africa  +27 21 659 5990/1 RELATED ARTICLES • IDC fund helps companies go green • First CT homes to feed power to grid • Nedbank achieves carbon neutrality • Green valley lives up to its nameRay MaotaThe South African National Roads Agency Limited’s (Sanral) may be in the news for reasons many residents of Gauteng province would rather forget, but staff at the parastal’s head office in the capital city of Pretoria have reason to celebrate.The head office – on Schoeman Street – has been given a Green Star rating by the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA), making it the first state entity in South Africa to achieve this.The four-star rating received is defined as “Best Practice” in the rating system. The GBCSA is an independent, non-profit organisation that was formed to lead the transformation of the South African property industry to environmental sustainability. According to the organisation, buildings are responsible for a third of all carbon emissions worldwide.But this building by a government entity demonstrates the country’s commitment to achieving its set results of reducing carbon emissions by 34% by 2020 and 42% by 2025.The agency of the Department of Transport has come under fire over the last few months for its installation of a system of e-tolls on some of the country’s highways.The end of April was scheduled for the start of the operations of the tolls, but a court interdict stopped the implementation, at least temporarily.The complaints from the public and civil society groups have focused on the two main issues of pricing, and Sanral’s non-consultative approach.How the ratings workTo achieve certification, building owners submit documentation to the GBCSA, who then employ independent assessors to look into the submission and score the building.The building is then given one of three ratings: four-, five- or six-star.Brian Wilkinson, CEO of the GBCSA, said: “We would like to offer our congratulations to Sanral, the Department of Transport and the South African government for this ground-breaking achievement as the first parastatal building in South Africa to achieve a Green Star rating.”Green Star SA rates buildings on nine categories – eight of them environment-orientated, including indoor environmental quality, energy, water, materials and emissions, with the ninth category being innovation.“The Green Star SA rating tool sets out specific targets (credits) in each environmental category, and buildings are awarded points for each credit that they comply with. The total points will determine the building’s Green Star SA rating,” said Wilkinson.How Sanral’s building worksThe building includes a green roof planted with water-wise succulents, solar-generated hot water for a fresh air heating system, and a two-layered facade that increases natural light and views whilst decreasing heat build up.“Energy is a major focus, and as such, points earned in this category carry significant weight in the Green Star SA rating tool. Projects are rewarded for reducing their energy consumption. But there is a wide number of other initiatives that go into a rating,” said Wilkinson.Also in the building’s features is a specialised outer shading layer, which provides essential sun screening.The air-conditioning system consists of two air-cooled reverse cycle chillers with a combined capacity of approximately 75% of the peak building design cooling load.In summer these chillers produce ice in the evening that helps with cooling during the day and in the winter; they run as heat pumps to meet the heating requirements.The building team for Sanral included Activate Architecture; Koor Dindar Mothei Quantity Surveyors; Plantech Electrical and Mechanical Consulting Engineers; Civil Concepts and the project manager and principal agent, Rouillard Consulting.“Green building offers one of the simplest, most immediate and cost effective ways to reduce human generated carbon emissions – it is essentially the ‘low hanging fruit’ – and it is through the efforts made with buildings such as the Sanral office that South Africa will begin to move towards our commitment of reduced carbon emissions,” said Wilkinson.Encouraging companies to go greenLate in 2011, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and German development bank Kfw launched the R500-million (US$64-million) Green Energy Efficiency Fund.The IDC is a national development finance institution set up to promote economic growth and industrial development.The fund provides loans with favourable terms for small to medium-sized enterprises that use energy-efficient equipment and technologies, reduce emissions and use renewable resources.To qualify, companies have to have a turnover of R51-million ($6.6-million) or less, hold R55-million ($7-million) in assets and employ no more than 200 people.Green universities tooHigher education and training minister Blade Nzimande launched the African Green Campus Initiative at the University of Cape Town in the Western Cape on 21 April 2012.The initiative aims to promote environmental sustainability and climate change-mitigating projects at college and university campuses around the country.“This initiative comes at the right time as issues of environmental sustainability and climate change have come to occupy centre-stage in our country and globally,” said Nzimande at the launch.“It will provide awareness and capacity development training for students and staff who will then be required to initiate green campus programmes and champion projects that will promote environmental sustainability.”last_img read more

Changing the Sales Conversation Through Consultative Selling with Linda Richardson – Episode 40

first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 21:25 — 19.6MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSSales itself has been around almost forever. But the way the sales process is carried out and the way sales are actually made has to change repeatedly. Why? Because the culture changes – which means the people you are selling to change as well – in their thinking, their needs, their fears, and their areas of risk aversion. Linda Richardson is one of the pioneers in what is being called “insight selling” and “consultative selling” and on this episode of In The Arena she’s talking with Anthony about her new book, “Changing the Sales Conversation” which outlines the changes that are happening in society that impact the way we do sales. If you’re not familiar with these concepts this episode is a great primer. Even if you are familiar with the concepts, you’ll still get tons of value from the conversation.What is consultative selling? You get to hear it from an expert, Linda Richardson, on this episodeClick To TweetWhy is insight so important in sales and how does a salesperson develop it?“Insight” in any realm is essentially having sight into a person or situation: it’s understanding and wisdom about what you are dealing with. Salespeople have to be able to develop a type of insight that reveals unspoken nuances and dynamics that are going on in the sales conversation. Linda Richardson says that it’s a skill that can’t be taught, only learned by experience. Anthony gets Linda to unpack the idea of how this sort of insight is learned through coaching and mentoring on this episode, so be sure you listen.The sales manager has to teach his/her salespeople what it means to have insight.And it’s not done in a classroom, through a sales presentation or slide deck, or by telling them lots of concepts. It comes through demonstration in real life scenarios. That means sales managers have to be out in the field alongside salespeople, selling together, talking about situations, pointing out observations in the appointment they just left that the Jr. salesperson likely missed. That’s how sales managers do their best at equipping new salespeople to do their jobs well. It’s called coaching, and it’s the sales manager’s job. Find out more about effective sales coaching on this episode of In The Arena.You can’t install insight into an individual. How can #salespeople develop it? On this episodeClick To TweetConsultative selling is what works today.Imagine yourself with a physical condition that has you worried. What would you do? 9 times out of 10, you’ll make an appointment to see your physician. The doc is seen as an expert, someone who has specialized in the area of physical health. THAT is the idea behind consultative selling. The salesperson is serving the potential customer as a consultant, and expert in the area of need they have. It’s not high pressure and it’s not scary. It’s a sales professional sincerely caring for the needs of another person and offering solutions to help them address their need. You can hear Linda Richardson, author of “Changing the Sales Conversation” define and discuss consultative selling on this episode.Why resolving risk is a greater concern than ever for salespeople.We live in very interesting times. On one hand we are more prosperous than ever. But we’re also coming off some very turbulent times in the business world. Customers have become leery both because the corporate climate has changed and because the recent past has convinced them that there is a great deal of risk involved in many of the choices available today. How is a salesperson to address the risk aversion that many of their prospects have today? Linda Richardson and Anthony Iannarino, both sales pros in their own right, discuss the issue together on this episode.Customers are more comfortable with their fears than they are with the value you provide ~ Anthony IannarinoClick To TweetOutline of this great episode How Anthony became familiar with Linda Richardson. What is insight for sales people? How can salespeople develop insight that helps in their sales career? How sales managers can serve new salespeople with providing experiences. Why do we need consultative selling now? The difficulty of applying concepts and skills to particular companies. The new skills that salespeople need. How resolving risk is a greater challenge than it’s ever been. Why Anthony loves Linda’s book and why you should grab it (below).Resources & Links mentioned in this episodewww.Richardson.com – Linda’s sales training company0071823654 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeInsight is a big, big part of the new #selling ~ Linda RichardsonClick To TweetResearch shows the reason alone does not change a person’s mind. We need relationship ~ Linda RichardsonClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

Nara upsets 2004 champion Kuznetsova at US Open

first_imgView comments Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ‘Not a god’: Federer tops cramping Youzhny in 5 sets at Open Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES The No. 8-seeded Kuznetsova’s exit Thursday night means five of the top eight women in the field are already gone before the third round. She joins No. 2 Simona Halep, No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 6 Angelique Kerber and No. 7 Johanna Konta. Kerber was the defending champion.Kuznetsova won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2004 and was the runner-up in 2007. She also was the French Open champion in 2009. The Russian came to New York this year as one of eight women with a chance to move up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings after the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns a shot from Marketa Vondrousova, of Czech Republic, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Past U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset in the second round by 116th-ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.This was Nara’s first victory in nine career matches against opponents ranked in the top 10. It also allowed her to get to the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2013, equaling her best showing at any Grand Slam tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gameslast_img read more

FDA approves new cannabis based drug to treat epilepsy

first_img June 28, 2018 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Lauren Phinney, Posted: June 28, 2018 FDA approves new cannabis based drug to treat epilepsycenter_img Updated: 8:56 AM 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The FDA has approved a cannabis based drug to treat epilepsy. Dr. Jerry Shih, Director of Comprehensive Epilepsy Center at UCSD, was in studio to tell KUSI’s Lauren Phinney all about the new drug and an event taking place this weekend designed to raise awareness.LOKK for Epilepsy (dedicated to LOKK Legal) is a San Diego based non-profit organization founded by the family and friends of Koorosh Khashayar and we are dedicated to raising funds and awareness for epilepsy research. Our critical mission is to find a cure for Epilepsy, not just control the seizures, to find a cure for this disorder and to prevail over the challenges that effect so many people each day from experiencing a full life. We will do this through educating and funding research to accelerate treatment.Koorosh Khashayar (owner of LOKK Legal, a San Diego based Law firm) passed away (on September 6, 2015) at the age of 32, from a seizure. He was a pillar of his community and a successful young attorney. Koorosh was an amazing man who worked hard to help the people in his community. He not only donated funds to great causes (Miracle Babies, Susan G. Komen for Breast Cancer, Big Brother/Big Sister of San Diego and many more) , but he also volunteered his free time to feed the homeless at the Urban Angels in San Diego and walked the 60 miles to support the Susan G. Komen foundation’s 3-Day walk for breast cancer awareness numerous times.Koorosh was a man to be admired, who held a high regard for helping others, and he was taken from us too soon. Koorosh was diagnosed with Epilepsy after he had his first seizure when he was only 17 years old. This is when Koorosh and his family began to understand the frustrations of dealing with this disease. The lack of information, funding and research, the lack of actual knowledge about the medication prescribed by doctors, and ongoing testing of multiple medications was alarming. Koorosh was put on different medications and treated by multiple doctors in many cities across California, from Stanford to the University of San Francisco, to San Diego. None of these doctors or medications succeeded in curing his Epilepsy, they only went to attempt to control the seizures. The medications he took (and all epileptic patients take) only reduce the likelihood of a seizure but do not provide a cure. He and his family were very frustrated over the years being told by many doctors that he would be living with this forever, and continue to take various medications, each with their own side effects.Koorosh lived a great life, he did not let this effect how he lived, loved and cared for everyone he encountered. Most of the people that knew him did not know what he was dealing with on a day to day basis. He was very proud and did not want any sympathy, he wanted to be the one who helped others. He was full of life and his family and friends want to ensure the frustration and loss that they have experienced does not affect others. This is why this foundation has been formed, to get the word out, to get the needed funding to finally find a cure for Epilepsy. Browse the Lokk 4 Epilepsy web site to learn more about us and our goals to find a cure for epilepsy. Lauren Phinney last_img read more

President Will Not Shutter Guantánamo Prison Unilaterally Report Says

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR The Obama administration is not planning to close the detention facility at Guantánamo Bay through an executive order, making it extremely unlikely President Obama will be able to fulfill his 2008 campaign pledge to shutter the prison before leaving office.White House officials considered the possibility of breaching Congress’ ban on relocating the facility’s remaining prisoners to the United States, but did not find a robust legal avenue to pursue, a source told Reuters.“It was just deemed too difficult to get through all of the hurdles that they would need to get through, and the level of support they were likely to receive on it was thought to be too low to generate such controversy, particularly at a sensitive [time] in an election cycle,” the source said.While the White House has dropped the idea of shuttering the prison unilaterally, Obama could change his mind. Barring executive action, though, the president would need to convince Congress to overturn its ban on closing the prison in order to fulfill his campaign pledge.The White House probably won’t rule out the use of an executive order publicly so as to keep pressure on DOD to approve the release of prisoners who have been accepted by other countries, according to the story. The number of Guantánamo detainees has fallen to 80 now, the lowest since it was opened.Rep. Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), who represents Fort Leavenworth, one of the sites the Pentagon evaluated as a candidate to house the detainees, applauded the report.“Finally, President Obama has abandoned the notion of using an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay detention center — this type of order would have been illegal and unconstitutional,” Jenkins said in a written statement. “Both the American people and Congress have repeatedly and consistently stated that the detention center should be kept open and must be kept open to protect America’s national security.”last_img read more

Hyundai will make Rear Occupant Alert standard by 2022

first_img Review • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe review: Stylish and sure-footed Tags Hyundai Auto Tech Future Cars The more advanced version of Rear Occupant Alert involves more than just a new “if” statement buried somewhere in the car’s code. In addition to the door-based technology, Hyundai also embeds an ultrasonic sensor into the car to detect movement in the second row. If movement is detected after the vehicle is shut off and locked, it will honk the car’s horn and send a notification to the driver’s phone through Hyundai’s Blue Link connected-car system — provided the car is equipped with Blue Link and its service is active. Automakers haven’t really adopted systems like these en masse, in part because it incurs a greater cost than simply checking for opened doors.Right now, the basic Rear Occupant Alert is standard on the 2020 Santa Fe and Palisade SUVs, with the ultrasonic version available as an option. The ultrasonic system is available on the 2019 Santa Fe, as well. Later this year, when the 2020 Sonata launches, it will have the simpler system standard, too. It’s unclear which Hyundai vehicles are slated to make this standard in the future, but we’ll definitely call it out as it happens.GM is one of the pioneers of this tech, having added Rear Seat Reminder to more than 20 models for the 2017 model year. Nissan followed by making Rear Door Alert (there are a lot of silly proprietary names for this tech) standard on multiple cars in 2018. The 2020 Subaru Ascent added a rear-seat reminder system as standard equipment, too. As of May of this year, a bill has been floating around the US Senate that would seek to mandate this technology to reduce hot-car deaths, but nothing has come of it yet. Preview • 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: Trading ‘Sport’ for family friendly tech 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe places safety before sport More about 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous Comments Now playing: Watch this: Enlarge ImageIt’s a pretty straightforward warning, although digital instrument clusters get a cute little diagram of the second row with the alert. Hyundai Automakers have been standardizing a number of safety systems in their vehicles over the last several years. Most OEMs tend to focus on avoiding crashes with included tech like automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection, but many are also worried about what could happen if a child or pet is inadvertently left in the back seat. Hyundai on Wednesday announced that it will voluntarily standardize its Rear Occupant Alert system on “most” of its new vehicles by 2022. There’s a second, even more capable version of this system that the company says will also see expanded inclusion in the future, as well. As it turns out, July 31 is National Heatstroke Prevention Day, so Hyundai picked a good day to make this announcement.The more basic version of Rear Occupant Alert detects if a rear door was opened or closed prior to starting the car, and if that’s the case, it will remind the driver through a message in the gauge cluster to check the rear seats for anything that shouldn’t be left behind. This is more or less the same system that other automakers use. 2017 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid: First hybrid minivan wins on fuel economy More From Roadshow Share your voice 5 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe: A no-brainer recommendation 57 Photos 6:09 2018 Mercedes-Benz E400 Coupe: Drives better than most, and smells better too Hyundai Subarulast_img read more