South African retail chain Pick n Pay has won the NRF International Retailer of the Year, a coveted international award given to a firms that achieve a global reputation for excellence and service to the retail industry. The Washington DC-based National Retail Federation (NRF) made the announcement at their annual convention in New York this week, where NRF CEO Tracy Mullin presented the award to Pick n Pay CEO Nick Badminton. SAinfo reporter “Retailers who succeed in carving out a place for themselves in a world where there is so much competition should be commended,” Mullin said in a statement. Unlike many other retail awards, those awarded by the NRF involve a selection process by global industry leaders. Badminton said the award was “an acknowledgement of an incredibly supportive board, management team, and thousands of exceptional employees.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Pick n Pay, with 162 supermarkets, 127 family stores and 19 hypermarkets across South Africa, registered turnover of over R23-billion for the year ended August 2008, representing year-on-year growth of 16.4%. It was added to the JSE’s Top 40 Index in December. The NRF is the world’s largest retail trade association, representing more than 100 organisations in the US and abroad, covering retailers and suppliers from specialty, discount, catalogue, internet, independent, chain, chemist and food stores. 13 January 2009
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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rarely is the image of a farmer a woman.And yet, among all of Ohio’s farms, 40 percent are managed or partly managed by women. Nationally, women made up almost one third of all farmers, according to 2012 census data, the most recent year available.With women playing such a significant part in running or helping to run farms across the state, Ohio State University Extension connects women farmers and provides support for them to thrive and continue the healthy growth of women in the field.The number of female farm operators in the state has been rising since 1978 when it was first tracked.“It’s surprising to people to find out how many women are involved in agriculture even though women have had an important role since the beginning of agriculture,” said Emily Adams, an OSU Extension educator in Coshocton County.Between 2007 and 2012, there was a slight dip in women as principal operators on farms both in Ohio and the U.S. In the Buckeye state, the number declined by 5 percent. A new census is currently underway.For women in counties across the state, OSU Extension hosts educational workshops to help them improve their farming and management skills and network with other women farmers.Some of the challenges women in farming face are the same ones their male counterparts confront: planning for their successors on the farm as well as contending with insurance, liabilities and financial challenges.But a lot of women say they are especially challenged by tending to the needs of their family members and the constant demands of the business, Adams pointed out.“Women working in agriculture are trying to balance work and family responsibilities, and the two are interwoven because as women farmers, they often are working with family members 24/7.”“We strive to empower women with information and knowledge so they are prepared for situations. Hopefully, they will worry less and recognize the influence they can have over a situation.”Among the offerings that OSU Extension provides for women farmers is Annie’s Project, which is part of a national effort to enhance the farming and business skills of women involved in all aspects of agriculture.Two weekend conferences will be held for women in agriculture as part of Annie’s Project. The events will be Jan 25-28 at Salt Fork State Park Lodge and Conference Center, 14755 Cadiz Road, in Lore City, Ohio, and Feb. 2-4 at Western Buckeye Christian Camp, 5455 Roeth Road, in Houston, Ohio. For more information, visit go.osu.edu/annieretreat2018
Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain takes off his glove during qualifying for the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix at Suzuka Circuit in Suzuka, central Japan, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. (Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool Photo via APSUZUKA, Japan — Championship leader Lewis Hamilton secured pole position for the Japanese Grand Prix, leading a 1-2 finish for Mercedes drivers on Saturday.Hamilton posted a lap record time of 1 minute, 27.319 seconds to finish 0.332 ahead of Valtteri Bottas.ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients Hamilton’s title rival, Sebastian Vettel, was third but the Ferrari driver will move up to second afterBottas’s penalty for an unscheduled gearbox change. Bottas drops to seventh.Hamilton struggled for pace in the previous race in Malaysia but that wasn’t the case in Saturday’squalifying.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“It’s been a really great day, every lap was fantastic, I never really got a great balance in the past so never did a great qualifying here,” Hamilton said.Hamilton smashed Michael Schumacher’s qualifying lap record, set during Q2 in 2006, by 1.365 seconds to take his 71st F1 pole and first in 10 attempts at this circuit. Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president “It has been a great car in qualifying this year, and qualifying for me is the most enjoyable part of the weekend,” said Hamilton, who had previously secured pole at every current F1 circuit except Suzuka.“It’s incredible for me, 10 years or whatever it is and my first pole at Suzuka,” Hamilton said.With five races remaining, Hamilton leads Vettel by 34 points in the drivers’ championship.Hamilton has won twice before here at Suzuka, in 2014 and 2015, and was runner-up to former Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in last year’s race. Hamilton also won the Japanese GP with McLaren in 2007 when it was held at the Fuji Speedway.A win in Suzuka would move Hamilton a step closer to a third F1 title in four years with Mercedes and his fourth overall.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Pasaol ready for ‘unli rice’ after torching UST BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Vettel was happy to be on the front row after starting the Malaysia GP from the back of the grid and working his way up to a fourth-place finish.“The car is quick and, as last weekend shows, if you start out of position you can still get back,” Vettel said.Red Bull driver Daniel Ricciardo was fourth fastest — and now starts third — just 0.026 clear of teammate Max Verstappen, who won last week’s Malaysia GP.Kimi Raikkonen was sixth but, like Bottas, will also drop five places on the grid after requiring a new gearbox.Esteban Ocon edged Force India teammate Sergio Perez to finish seventh, while Williams driver Felipe Massa and McLaren-Honda’s Fernando Alonso rounded out the top 10.
Mario Mandzukic sealed the winner in Atletico’s 2-1 aggregate win over Real MadridA 2nd-minute goal by striker Mario Mandzukic gave Atletico Madrid a 1-0 win against Real Madrid in the second leg of the Spanish Super Cup on Friday and overall victory with a 2-1 aggregate score.The first match was a 1-1 draw.A long kick by Atletico goalkeeper Miguel Moya was headed skywards by Madrid defender Raphael Varane and Atletico’s midfielder Antoine Griezmann then directed the ball toward newly-signed striker Mandzukic, who beat goalkeeper Iker Casillas with a powerful shot.Atletico had already begun strongly with two fast-paced attacks in the first minute.Madrid’s new signing James Rodriguez began the match on the left wing with Cristiano Ronaldo rested on the bench alongside new goalkeeper Keylor Navas.It was not until the 25th minute that Madrid threatened Moya’s goal with a shot by Rodriguez.The Super Cup is a two-legged match-up played before the Primera Liga season starts between the champions of the previous Liga – Atletico this year – and the winner of previous season’s Copa del Rey – Madrid.The last time Atletico won the Super Cup was 29 years ago.”To have won this match against a rival as important as Real Madrid gives us energy to focus on what will follow,” said Atletico coach Diego Simeone, whose team lost to Madrid 4-1 in the Champions League final in May.Angel Di Maria and Sami Khedira were not included in the squad by Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian coach had previously said Di Maria had rejected Madrid’s offer for an extension and was hence looking to transfer to another club, with Manchester United reportedly keen on the Argentine winger.advertisementFrance winger Griezmann hit a long shot in the 15th minute that was deflected for a corner, a move that led to a period of pressure on Madrid’s goal.With Atletico defender Juan “Juanfran” Torres off the field receiving treatment for a cut lip that had stained his jersey with blood, Madrid launched a rapid attack that ended when Moya saved Rodriguez’s 25th minute shot.Shortly afterward, the referee ejected Simeone for dissent after the Atletico coach had vociferously called for Torres’ rapid reincorporation onto the field because his treatment had finished.Madrid tried to keep the pressure up and Rodriguez headed just wide of the post in the 36th, and two minutes later Gareth Bale shot just wide from a pass supplied by the Colombia forward.”We lost control of the match trying to play too many long balls without enough possession,” said Ancelotti. “The second half was more complicated, we gave Atletico more chances to defend just as they wanted to.”Raul Garcia hit a long shot in the 44th that forced a save from Casillas. A minute later Garcia narrowly missed with a header from a corner kick just before Rodriguez countered with his third attempt on goal.Ronaldo came on in the second half but Atletico maintained the pressure and Garcia came close to scoring the second when his 48th-minute shot was tipped by Casillas onto the frame of the goal.Madrid threaded a skillful passing attack past Atletico’s midfield in the 61st, but it ended with Moya saving Ronaldo’s shot.With Simeone pacing in the stands, Ronaldo hit a free kick into the defenders’ wall in the 68th.This was followed by another period of pressure from Atletico that saw two shots go just wide in three minutes.Midfielder Luka Modric was ejected on a second yellow card in stoppage time and teammate Sergio Ramos just missed a header that could have led to extra time.
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Howe: Bournemouth must rise to Man Utd challengeby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth boss Eddie Howe has challenged his players to rise to the test of facing Manchester United.The Dorset club have picked up one point from three games at Old Trafford since being promoted to the top flight. Howe said: “It’s a tough game. Whenever you go to Old Trafford you know you are going to be in for a tough assignment.“We are going to need to rise to that challenge. They have had two really good results and performances. I am sure the atmosphere in the stadium will be good for the players there.“We will look forward to going there as we always have done. We have had some tough encounters and enjoyed our matches in the ground – we will look forward to another tough game.”
STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 29: Head coach James Franklin congratulates Carl Nassib #95 of the Penn State Nittany Lions after a third down stop against the Michigan State Spartans at Beaver Stadium on November 29, 2014 in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Joe Sargent/Getty Images)Another weekend of college football, another absolutely insane ending to a big-time contest. This time around, it was Georgia Tech returning a blocked field goal for a touchdown to knock off Florida State as time expired. It won’t surprise you to hear that nobody on our staff picked the Yellow Jackets to pull the upset.This week’s slate isn’t as exciting as some earlier this year, but there are a few marquee matchups. Ole Miss and Auburn should be entertaining. Florida and Georgia renew their annual rivalry. And Notre Dame visits a surprising Temple squad in front of ESPN’s College GameDay.Dustin Tackett still holds a one-game lead over the field in our competition. Here are our picks for this week.Who do you have?
Entering Denver’s Monday night AFC West showdown with the first-place Kansas City Chiefs, there are few people who hold out much hope for the Broncos’ offense. The unit is perhaps the most beleaguered in the NFL right now. (And there are some really beleaguered units out there — have you watched the 49ers?) After routing the Dallas Cowboys in Week 2, Trevor Siemian and the Broncos have scored just three touchdowns in their past four games — and in their last outing were completely shut out by the Chargers.Now Denver is 3-3, with two more games against divisional leaders looming after tonight. But here’s the interesting thing about the Broncos’ apparent unraveling: The offense may be terrible, but it’s been terrible for three years — including the 2015-16 Super Bowl title run.A closer look at the numbers reveals that the vaunted Denver defense is perhaps not getting enough share of the blame. The Bronco defense is hardly struggling, but Denver’s recent formula for winning allows very little margin for error, and this year there’s been some error.Over the previous two seasons, the Denver defense was truly dominant — No. 1 in Football Outsiders’ DVOA1Defense-adjusted value over average, explained here. for both 2015 and 2016. The Broncos also finished first in passing yards allowed, first in passing net yards allowed per attempt and fourth in total points allowed in both seasons. This despite well-documented struggles at quarterback that limited the offense’s output.While the Broncos’ defense is ranked No. 1 in total yards allowed in 2017, it’s lagging behind the 2016 and 2015 editions in many key metrics. Going into Week 8, the Broncos were ranked fourth in defensive DVOA, and they were allowing a ninth-best average of 5.5 net passing yards per attempt — worsened from league-leading marks of 5.0 in 2016 and 5.1 in 2015. They’re now allowing an average of 19.7 points per game, up from 18.5 in 2015 and 18.6 in 2016.The uptick in points per game might be due to some decline in the unit’s play in high-leverage spots. Per TruMedia, before this weekend’s games, the Broncos were ninth in rate of first downs allowed per pass attempt, down from third in 2016 and first the year before. After two straight years of far surpassing the rest of league in defensive expected points added,2EPA is a metric popularized by ESPN’s Brian Burke, capturing down-to-down effectiveness based on game situation. the Broncos’ 44.84 is a very distant second to the Jacksonville Jaguars’ 83.84 — which shows the Broncos are still great at slowing offenses but not quite as great as they’ve recently been.The other culprit is the Broncos’ lack of turnovers. They’ve forced just four turnovers through six games, which currently ranks 30th in the NFL. That’s an average of 0.67 turnovers per game, down from 1.69 in both 2016 and 2015.All these stats paint an almost-complete picture of what’s going on: The Broncos are allowing slightly more yards, first downs and points to come out of the passing game while forcing far fewer turnovers, so they’re less effective at stopping opponent drives.3For the record, the Broncos had the No. 1 per-carry run defense in 2015, fell to No. 18 in 2016 and currently rank No. 2, per Pro Football Reference. But these swings haven’t made much impact on overall defensive effectiveness because of the pass-heavy nature of the NFL — and how dominant the pass defense has been.It’s easy to point to the offense here, too. If you have an offense that can’t win the field-position battle and can’t give the defense time to breathe, it’s hard to dominate on defense. This year, Broncos opponents’ average start position is 32.5 yards out, the furthest-downfield starting position in the NFL.But again, Denver’s defense should be used to this. The previous two iterations of the Broncos’ defense weren’t helped much by the offense and special teams, either; their opponents’ average start positions from their own end zone of 29.5 yards in 2015 and 29.3 yards in 2016 ranked 30th and 23rd, respectively. The field-position woes are also inflating the Broncos’ yardage defense; they’re ranked No. 1 partly because their opponents have the shortest distances to go.Really, the Broncos’ consistency has been remarkable — this year’s dip aside — especially considering the personnel changes. Pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware and safety T.J. Ward were two of Denver’s five Pro Bowl defenders from 2015; the former has since retired, and the latter was released at the beginning of the season. But plenty of superstar talent remains, including All-Pro pass-rusher Von Miller and All-Pro cornerbacks Chris Harris and Aqib Talib — and new arrivals like free-agent DT Domata Peko have made an impact.It’s literally impossible to win when a team’s offense is shut out, as the Broncos’ was in Week 7. But if Denver’s defense can regain the slight edge it had the past two years, the team doesn’t need Siemian to perform like Peyton Manning did in 2014. It just needs Siemian to perform like Manning did in 2015, when taking care of the ball in big games and moving the ball in key spots were enough to win an NFL championship.
Ohio State coach Urban Meyer addresses the Buckeyes prior to the first practice of fall camp on July 27. Credit: Colin Hass-Hill | Sports EditorThe Ohio State football team was just 2 1/2 weeks into the start of fall camp and had reached the halfway point between the start of camp and kickoff for its first game of the season.Then on the weekend of Aug. 12-13, a group of neo-Nazis, white nationalists and the Ku Klux Klan marched on Charlottesville, Virginia, in a rally called “Unite the Right” to protest the proposed removal the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee from a city park. But rather than view the events going on around them as nothing more than background noise, coach Urban Meyer said he spent time talking with all of his players, trying to make sure they do what they can to control everything in front of them.“We’ve had a couple conversations with what happened in Virginia. It was everywhere. You know, we were kind of buried in training camp,” Meyer said. “There were some tough things going on right here, and we’ve kind of taken the approach — it started last year, and Live Life Wednesdays — was you can’t really control what’s going on out there, but you can be a shining light and kind of a role model for the way you handle your business.”Meyer added though there was a lot going on at the time for his players to be paying attention to, he was impressed by the way they were able to handle the situation.“(You) can’t control Virginia, but you can control what goes on here within the family,” Meyer said.The incident at Charlottesville was by no means the beginning of the political discussions within the Ohio State football team. Though debates within the locker room have raged on for a while, the 2016 presidential election proved to be a catalyst for political discourse among members of the team.“There’s political debates all the time. Especially when, before the election. We used to argue bad about it, actually,” defensive end Jalyn Holmes said. “We can have a full-blown argument and then, you know, tell a joke afterward.”Managing off-field discussions of political issues could potentially pose challenges for a coaching staff. But defensive line coach Larry Johnson said his team does not take the approach of keeping controversial topics quiet. Instead, he embraces the opportunity to discuss the issues with his players, and sees them as chances for his players to grow and mature.“We’ll spend 20 minutes before we talk football just talking about what’s going on in today’s world,” Johnson said. “And just how to be a young man, how to grow up. I think those factors are important. Not just to football players, but growing a young man from the inside out.”Johnson said every day Meyer will speak about some pertinent issues in the world, and that other coaches — including Johnson — hold open discussions with players about issues deemed controversial by many.He added the coaching staff will discuss those issues along with other bits of information about how players can improve not only at football, but develop more as individuals.“That’s what I think makes college football so unique,” Johnson said, “And makes this relationship you have with coaches and players so unique because you can talk more than football.”Though teammates might see issues differently and have disagreements among each other, they know that everyone is entitled to their own opinion and that they all need to respect and support their teammates regardless of their various stances on the issues at hand.“At the end of the day, we’re teammates,” Holmes said. “Somebody could like (President Donald) Trump, somebody could not like Trump. At the end of the day, I’ve got to respect your opinion, you’ve got to respect mine.”