Court awards punitive damages against satirical magazine

first_img RSF_en Follow the news on France Receive email alerts RSF denounces Total’s retaliation against Le Monde for Myanmar story June 4, 2021 Find out more June 2, 2021 Find out more November 28, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court awards punitive damages against satirical magazine Help by sharing this information News FranceEurope – Central Asia to go further FranceEurope – Central Asia The Nîmes appeal court has awarded libel damages and costs of more than 91,000 euros jointly against the satirical weekly l’Agglo-Rieuse, journalist Jean-Marc Aubert and publisher Tristan Cuche. “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says May 10, 2021 Find out more News News Use the Digital Services Act to make democracy prevail over platform interests, RSF tells EU Organisation News The suit was brought against the weekly for an article headlined: “Swindle alleged, but what happened to all the cash?” published in May 2010, in which Aubert wrote about legal actions against the businessman Robert Garzillo and referred to criticism of the Strada Group and its subsidiaries, of which Garzillo is the CEO.The penalty imposed by the court appeared to be abnormally high for a libel case against a publication of extremely limited resources. The action, alleging damage to the honour and reputation of Garzillo, first came to court in December 2011 and arose from the May 2010 article, which stated: “Hidden in Garzillo’s past are spectacular business failures and legal problems that occurred long before the latest investigations.”The two journalists were originally ordered to pay Garzillo 1,000 euros each. The paper itself was sued for libel by the companies IPF, TPF, Strada Architecture and the Strada Group. The Montpellier criminal court threw out the applications by the four companies. In the Nîmes appeal court, however, things did not go the weekly’s way. The court president, Marie-Christine Greiss, awarded damages and costs of 8,000 to Garzillo as a first step. The court overruled the previous judges and found that the journalist had not carried out a proper investigation, therefore damaging the reputations of the four companies.Garzillo had warned him that he was mixing up the CEO with the companies he ran, yet he did not take this into account. In the court’s view, there was “a clear intention to cause damage” and as a result “the plaintiffs had suffered harm”.L’Agglo-Rieuse, its journalist and publisher were ordered to pay a total of 50,000 euros to the Strada Group, which received the most attention in the article, and 10,000 euros to each of its subsidiaries. They must also pay 800 euros each towards the plaintiffs’ costs, bringing the total to 91,200 euros. “The Nîmes appeal court appears to have lost all sense of proportion,” said Reporters Without Borders programme director Lucie Morillon. “Even if the story is disputable, the amount of the penalty goes far beyond what is reasonable: 91,200 euros, which amounts to 50 percent of the turnover of l’Agglo-Rieuse. We are witnessing the death of a newspaper by financial strangulation.” Besides the exorbitant nature of the damages awarded, RWB notes that the European Court of Human Rights differentiates between a private individual and a corporate entity:“There is a difference between the commercial reputational interests of a company and the reputation of an individual concerning his or her social status. Whereas the latter might have repercussions on one’s dignity, for the Court interests of commercial reputation are devoid of that moral dimension” (Judgment in Uj v. Hungary, paragraph 22). Since the case was brought by commercial companies, freedom of expression should be interpreted more broadly. Although damages sometimes amount to tens of thousands of euros, it is highly unusual to see high sums in libel cases in France. last_img read more

Primus Celebrates Halloween In Brooklyn With Rainbow Goblin Showdown [Photos]

first_imgPrimus kicked off their fall tour last week, and made their way to New York last night for a special Halloween celebration at Brooklyn Steel. Currently on tour in support of their recent release, The Desaturating Seven, the trio played two sets of Primus originals and a double encore to a sold-out, costumed crowd. The first set opened with a nearly 15-minute “American Life” from their 1991 Sailing the Seas of Cheese, giving all three members–Les Claypool, Larry LaLonde, and Tim “Herb” Alexander–space to get warmed up to deliver their individual goods. The set continued with Primus essentials, “Moron TV”, “Too Many Puppies”, “My Name is Mud”, and more twisted tunes signature to the 30+ year-old band. Over the course of the first set, the crowd gradually formed what became one of the largest and most contained mosh pits the new venue has seen. With dozens of people crowd-surfing their way to the front, Primus on Halloween proved to be the right choice for all.Primus Details New Year’s Plans With Supergroup Featuring Tool & Mastodon MembersFor their second set, the trio expanded their stage setting and performed all seven numbers off The Desaturating Seven, inspired by Ul de Rico‘s 1978 children’s book The Rainbow Goblins. In a storytale setting, with Les Claypool as the narrator, the band played through “The Valley”, “The Seven”, “The Trek”, “The Scheme”, “The Dream”, “The Storm”, “The Ends?” before concluding the section of the show with a traditional bang.Primus Shares New Album “The Desaturating Seven” Inspired By Rainbow GoblinsMuch like Primus’ tribute to the Willy Wonka soundtrack in 2014, the book’s “vibrant and intense and eerie and somewhat creepy” vibe inspired Claypool, who told Rolling Stone, “I remember being incredibly impressed with the artwork and the storyline and the content and the message, and I thought, ‘Wow, this would make a great piece of music.’” Riffing off the album’s origins, visuals from de Rico’s The Rainbow Goblins were projected behind the band for the second set, with blinding lasers punctuating the aggressive riffs.The trio once again returned to the stage for a show-closing double encore, with “Those Damn Blue-Collar Tweakers” and “Tommy the Cat”. With a night off ahead of them, Primus continues tour in Akron, Ohio tomorrow. Check their website for a full listing of tour dates.Setlist: Primus | Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NY | 10/31/17American Life, Moron TV, Duchess and the Proverbial Mind Spread, Too Many Puppies > Sgt. Baker (with Hello Skinny and Too Many Puppies Reprise), Over The Falls, Lee Van Cleef, Nature Boy, On The Tweek Again, My Name is Mud, Over the Electric Grapevine (with full band teases of Nutbutter’s House of Treats and Shake Hands With Beef at the start)The Desaturating Seven: The Valley, The Seven, The Trek, The Scheme, The Dream, The Storm, The Ends?E: Those Damned Blue-Collar Tweakers, Tommy the CatCheck out Andrew Blackstein‘s images from last night’s show below!Primus | Brooklyn Steel | Brooklyn, NY | 10/31/17 | Photos by Andrew Blackstein Photo: Andrew Scott Blackstein Photo: Andrew Scott Blacksteincenter_img Load remaining imageslast_img read more

PODCAST: Know yourself to lead others

first_imgBrandi Stankovic You’re having a bad day. That could affect the interactions you have with your colleagues.But if you understand your emotions and how they impact you, it might allow you to turn unpleasant interactions with others into something good.“Emotional intelligence is a critical component to leadership development. It’s about self-awareness and self-management,” says Brandi Stankovic, chief marketing officer at CU Solutions Group. “Strong leaders recognize the impact emotional intelligence has on their own communication and social capacity. And our ability to manage and recognize our own emotions helps us better facilitate and empower the emotions of other people.”Knowing your emotions, the triggers that activate those emotions, and how those emotions affect your communication with others and decision-making process is key. ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrcenter_img continue reading »last_img read more

The most viewed properties of FY15

first_imgMelbourne’s popular gentrified western pocket, Yarraville, has been attracting the attention of buyers looking for family-sized blocks, period architecture and a village sense of community.6 Gordon Parade, Yarraville has plenty of buyer appeal with play-it-safe renovations and a sought-after position near local shops and cafes.The three-bedroom house sold for $780,000 in June.10. Chirnside Park, VIC Do you like the luxury look of modern apartments but still value the space you get in a house?This house-sized apartment designed by local architect Nicholas Day combines the best of both worlds.View inside 6/1085 Malvern Road, Toorak.6. Fig Tree Pocket, QLD Lots of buyers have been looking at 29 Fisher Parade, Ascot Vale, but none of them committed. The exclusive riverfront address is still for sale.If you’ve got a boat, and you’re looking for somewhere to put it – this could be the property for you. Set off for trips to the city, the bay and beyond from the private pontoon at the bottom of the garden.4. Brighton, VIC The stunning riverfront home at 302 Jesmond Road, Fig Tree Pocket sold for $4 million in May this year.The six-bedroom Hamptons-style residence stretches over 730sqm and faces north onto a horizon pool and river beyond.7. Mitcham, SA This property fetched $4.6 million back in May, during a particularly hot stretch of ‘Super Saturdays’ for Melbourne with more homes that ever selling over $1 million.The imitation-European has been designed with every luxury in mind. Home cinema? Check. Multi-car garage? Check. Gourmet kitchen with marble island flowing onto alfresco terrace? Check, check, check.5 Holmwood Avenue, BrightonPrice point: The most expensive properties of FY155. Toorak, VIC 5 Carrick Hill Drive, Mitcham is a mansion in English cottage clothing. This grand residence has all the airs of a Scottish highlands retreat – it’s actually in Adelaide, adjacent to Springfield in one of Mitcham’s best streets.More from newsAustralia’s best growth suburbs16 Feb 2015What lies ahead for housing prices in 2020?27 May 2015Commuter belt: Hot homes 45 minutes from the city8. Lower Plenty, VICcenter_img 145 Edward Road, Chirnside Park sits at the head of the Yarra Valley with 360 degree views of everything below. The modern mansion has luxury on a scale that borders on the ridiculous. It’s about 10 times the size of the average Australian home!With one-and-a-half hectares of land surrounded by an echoing valley, you can afford to stretch out.Overseas buyers snapped up the home in March and although the price remains under wraps, the vendors were reported to be “extremely satisfied” with the results.*Data source: internal data July 2014 – June 2015. Sold listed properties, July 2014 – June 2015. Excluded properties from Channel 9, The Block. Includes listings on both the Buy and Sold sections of This former builder’s home in Melbourne’s north east has finishings and fittings at a level of quality you rarely see. The fully decked alfresco setting and marble outdoor kitchen especially stand out.Set before the Dandenongs in the east and the Kinglake Ranges in the West – 8 Parorama Avenue, Lower Plenty has the fresh air of the mountains, just a stroll from the Yarra.3. Ascot Vale, VIC Victoria dominates the list of most viewed properties for the financial year, and it’s not only the affluent east getting a look in. Yarraville and Ascot Vale both make the cut with impressive properties worth their weight – as does a Fig Tree Pocket just outside of Brisbane with a six-bedroom mansion that looks like it could belong to a Kardashian.Scroll through to get the full list.1. Toorak, VIC6 Benson Avenue, Toorak is a luxury property of epic proportions. There’s more special features than you can count on two hands, including Iris Crystal Bohemia chandeliers and an impressive waterfall window.The promotional video for the custom-built home shows a man gliding into the driveway in a black Aston Martin, before proceeding to the cigar lounge to enjoy a solitary whiskey. Life’s tough at the top.Interestingly, the property is still listed separately on our Sold section from before it was knocked down. Safe to say it looks a little bit different now.2. Lower Plenty, VIC Lower Plenty makes another appearance in our most viewed list, and it’s not hard to see why. 2 Lakeside Drive, Lower Plenty is a family wonderland surrounded by botanical bliss.Set on more than half a hectare, it comes with its own lake, floodlit tennis court and paved and decked entertainment zones incorporating an infinity swimming pool.9. Yarraville, VIClast_img read more

R.Franco purchases Mediatech Solutions outright

first_img StumbleUpon Submit Winamax maintains Granada CF sponsorship despite bleak Spanish outlook August 19, 2020 Related Articles Martin Lycka – Regulatory high temperatures cancel industry’s ‘silly season’ August 11, 2020 Share Seeking to boost its digital capabilities, Spanish gambling operator Grupo R.Franco (R.Franco) has moved to fully acquire industry omni-channel platform provider Mediatech Solutions outright.In February 2016, both parties entered an online gambling platform provisions partnership, which would see the R.Franco governance invest in Mediatech as the operator moved to launch its digital services for the Spanish gambling market.Confirming its full investment, R.Franco governance detailed that it was pleased to fully integrate Mediatech’s ‘high quality’ team within its operations. The tech investment would also service R.Franco ambitions of international expansion in the coming months.R.Franco Executive Chairman Jesús Franco backed the investment stating that Mediatech was “a transformative and promising project, this transaction consolidates us as one of the most important actors within the gaming industry, and will allow us to provide customers and operators with the widest range of solutions in the market.”At present, R.Franco governance has chosen not to reveal the sum of its investment in Mediatech Solutions. Share Andrea Vota – Jdigital’s challenge of Spanish restrictions is led by logic and rationale August 13, 2020last_img read more

Chairman, HR refused to cooperate with probe

first_imgGECOM hiring practices…refusal to answer questions “deliberate and wilful” – ERCChairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice James Patterson and other top officials refused to cooperate with the investigation into its hiring practices, in a move which was found to be “deliberate and wilful”.This is according to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC), which was charged with conducting the probe following reports of racial preferences in the employment of staff at the elections body.The other listed uncooperative individuals are Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), Roxanne Myers and Human Resources Manager, Marcia Crawford.“The unavailability of key personnel did not allow for extensive deliberations to arrive at a more informed conclusion,” the report outlined.“As such, from the material placed before us, it cannot be said that there has been any evidence of deliberate hiring of Guyanese of one ethnicity rather than of another.”While ERC Commissioner Norris Witter said he is satisfied with the quality of the probe in spite of these challenges, another Commissioner, Norman McLean, admitted that the outcome of the investigation could have been different had these individuals cooperated.In the case of Justice Patterson, he made himself available for an interview with investigators on the overlooking of the top-ranked candidate, Vishnu Persaud, for the DCEO post. The GECOM Chairman made certain allegations which he could not back up with facts and as such, he undertook to provide the evidence.However, the reappearance of the Chairman to produce those documents to corroborate his claims never happened.On November 7, 2017, a month after he was interviewed, Justice Patterson was reminded via letter to submit his evidential documents but he never fulfilled his promise of doing so.Multiple requests to the Human Resources Manager to submit herself for an interview proved futile, resulting in the ERC’s inability to investigate the general hiring practices at GECOM. As a result, it was unable to determine whether there is an unfair practice of hiring at the elections body.Particularly, the ERC said it was prevented from adequately investigating 1) the allegation of ethnic imbalance at GECOM; 2) the allegedly discriminatory employment practices prior to and post-November 2017; 3) the methodology used in the selection of a successful candidate for employment at GECOM, among others.Regarding Myers’ nonappearance, the ERC explained that the DCEO knew that her appointment was one of the principal subjects of the inquiry and her refusal to present herself for questioning can be considered as putting her own personal interests above her public duty.In its report, the ERC said: “the failure of these persons to assist…in this inquiry is nothing but a clear and inexcusable dereliction of their public duty”.Going forward, the ERC said it would like to amend its laws so it can have subpoena powers, ie the authority to summon individuals.The Commission currently has some 20 requests for investigations, nearly half of it submitted by politicians.last_img read more

‘Best in the world’ – Chelsea star’s hilarious commentary of Arsenal wonder goal

first_imgNever one to take himself too seriously, Hazard laughed and also said his goal against Liverpool and the stunning equaliser against Tottenham Hotspur were among his favourite strikes.Hazard is enjoying another productive season with Chelsea and while injury recently curtailed his blistering start, he has still managed to score eight times in 15 matches. MONEY Eden Hazard scores a stunning solo goal against Arsenal in 2017 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions BEST OF Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won ADVICE 1 Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Eden Hazard may be a brilliant footballer, but he has also proved himself to be equally adept at doing commentary.The Chelsea superstar was taking part in an exclusive programme for Chelsea TV alongside Cesar Azpilicueta called ‘The Hazard and Azpilicueta show’. REVEALED RANKED ‘What a player! Unbelievable. Best in the world!’ 😉When @HazardEden10 takes the 🎙 for one of his finest goals…— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) November 27, 2018“Ah yes, David Luiz pass to Diego Costa, who flicks the ball to Eden Hazard, oh what a special player, he says.“The guy is on fire, he is going himself, it’s one against four, he is scoring, what a goal what a player, best in the world thank you.” Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED huge blow Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury no dice In the two part show, the players are asked a series of questions by fans and their own team-mates, as well as playing table football and giving away signed shirts.Towards the end, presenter Sam Matterface asks the Belgian to take a look at the screen and grab a microphone, before he gives a light-hearted analysis of his stunning solo goal against Arsenal during a 3-1 win back in 2017, in which Marcos Alonso and Cesc Fabregas also scored. LATEST PREMIER LEAGUE NEWSlast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa

first_imgThe 2010 Fifa World Cup™ is about to take place in South Africa. Whether you plan to be watching the games in a stadium or fan park on the southern tip of Africa, or on the screen back home, here’s a collection of quick information on the tournament, and the host country, to help enhance your experience.(Image: Wikipedia)Has South Africa hosted big events before?Who are Bafana Bafana?What’s the difference between football and soccer?What’s a vuvuzela?!Will South Africa benefit from the World Cup?Can I make use of the 2010 logo?In which stadiums are the games being played?Where can I find photos of the stadiums?Which cities are hosting matches?What’s the match schedule?Are tickets still available?Where can I watch if I can’t get tickets?What time zone is South Africa in?What will the weather be like?How do I get to South Africa?How do I get around South Africa?What can I bring into South Africa?Where do I stay?Will I be safe?What if I fall ill?What are the people like?Are there lions in the streets?What’s the beer like?And the food?Other than watch football, what else is there to do?And the nightlife?And in case I need to escape for a bit?Has South Africa hosted big events before?South Africa regularly hosts major international sporting events, and since 1994 has successfully managed some of the biggest – including the 1995 Rugby World Cup, 2003 Cricket World Cup, A1 Grand Prix (2006-), 2009 Indian Premier League, and 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup.But the Fifa World Cup™, the world’s biggest single-code sporting event – in terms of television audience, bigger than the Olympic Games – is in a class of its own.For four weeks starting 11 June 2010, South Africa will be the centre of the world. The 2006 World Cup in Germany was the most extensively viewed event in television history. South Africa 2010 will draw even bigger audiences. The eyes of billions of television viewers, millions of international visitors and the cream of the world’s sporting media will be focused on the southern tip of Africa.We don’t aim to disappoint.Hosting the big sporting eventsWho are Bafana Bafana?Our national football team is known as Bafana Bafana – “the boys, the boys” in isiZulu. The nickname comes from the fans’ cry that went up during the team’s triumph at the 1996 African Nations Cup (also hosted in South Africa). Since the end of apartheid and South Africa’s sporting isolation, Bafana Bafana have twice qualified – in 1998 and 2002 – for the Fifa World Cup.Bafana Bafana: a quick historyWhat’s the difference between football and soccer?Nothing. While the game is largely known as football in Europe, in the former British colonies – including South Africa, the US and Australia – it’s mostly still called soccer (from the British Football Association, best known for the FA Cup).Football in South AfricaWhat’s a vuvuzela?!Some would say it’s South Africa’s national musical instrument. It’s a big plastic trumpet, brightly coloured, and is blown with gusto by all fans at every football match in the country. The sound it makes is something between the bellow of a constipated elephant and the buzzing of a giant swarm of baritone bees, but South Africans like it.Vuvuzela: football’s beautiful noiseWill South Africa benefit from the World Cup?It has been estimated that the 2010 Fifa World Cup will sustain an estimated 695 000 jobs and have a gross impact of R93-billion on South Africa’s economy. A projected 373 000 foreign tourists will visit South Africa during the World Cup, each spending an estimated R30 200 on average per trip.However, the indirect spin-offs from improved perceptions abroad could have an even greater, longer-lasting impact, not only on South Africa and its development but on the continent as a whole. A successful World Cup will help change the perceptions that a large number of foreign investors hold of Africa.World Cup impact ‘still massive’Can I make use of the 2010 logo?Only accredited Fifa partners and sponsors are allowed to use the 2010 Fifa World Cup logo in their publicity and advertising.Download the World Cup guide to official marks (PDF, 1.5 MB)In which stadiums are the games being played?2010 Fifa World Cup matches will be held in 10 stadiums: two in Johannesburg and one in each of the other eight host cities. Together, the 10 stadiums will host 64 matches and seat more than 570 000 people during the course of tournament. Five of the 10 stadiums already existed but were upgraded, with Johannesburg’s Soccer City – venue of the opening and final match – undergoing a major upgrade. The other five stadiums were built from scratch. 2010 Fifa World Cup stadiumsWhere can I find photos of the stadiums?There are hundreds of photos of stadiums – plus fans and host cities – in the image library. Quick, free registration gets you access to the library.Which cities are hosting matches?Nine South African cities will stage the 2010 Fifa World Cup. For very quick info and links, see below. For full information, see 2010 Fifa World Cup host citiesJohannesburgThe economic hub of Africa, Johannesburg is a bustling, sprawling city of contrasts, spread across the small but densely populated province of Quick city profileJohannesburg 2010 websiteNearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalWorld Cup stadiums: Soccer City and Ellis ParkWorld Cup matches: 10 first-round (including the opening) and two second-round matches, two quarterfinals and the final.Cape TownSouth Africa’s oldest and loveliest city lies in Table Bay on the Atlantic Ocean, in the south of the Western Cape province. Beautiful buildings, the nearby winelands, long white beaches and a rich cultural life make Cape Town South Africa’s most favoured tourist Quick city profileCape Town 2010 websiteNearest airport: Cape Town InternationalWorld Cup stadium: Greenpoint StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match, one quarterfinal, one semifinal.DurbanA warm subtropical place and the largest city in KwaZulu-Natal, Durban is a major tourist destination with the busiest port in South Quick city profileDurban 2010 websiteNearest airport: King Shaka InternationalWorld Cup stadium: Moses Mabhida StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match, one semifinal.Tshwane/PretoriaTshwane/Pretoria is the administrative capital of South Africa, lying north of Johannesburg in the province of Gauteng. Over 150 years old, it is a place of grand monuments, delightful architecture and lovely open Quick city profileTshwane/Pretoria 2010 websiteNearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalWorld Cup stadium: Loftus Versfeld StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match.Nelson Mandela Bay/Port ElizabethKnown as the Friendly City, Port Elizabeth lies in Nelson Mandela Bay on the windswept Wild Coast of the Eastern Cape Quick city profileNelson Mandela Bay/Port Elizabeth 2010 websiteNearest airport: Port Elizabeth AirportWorld Cup stadium: Nelson Mandela Bay StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match, one quarterfinal and the third-place playoff.Mangaung/BloemfonteinThe former capital of a Boer republic and now capital of the Free State, Mangaung/Bloemfontein – the Afrikaans name means “flower fountain” – is a pretty city with thousands of rose bushes and some poignant Quick city profileMangaung/Bloemfontein 2010 websiteNearest airport: Bloemfontein AirportWorld Cup stadium: Vodacom ParkWorld Cup matches: five first-round matches, one second-round match.RustenburgIts tranquil Jacaranda-lined streets belie the fact that the Rustenburg area in North West province is one of the world’s most heavily mined regions, with a wealth of platinum Quick city profileRustenburg 2010 websiteNearest airport: OR Tambo InternationalWorld Cup stadium: Royal Bafokeng StadiumWorld Cup matches: four first-round matches, one second-round match.NelspruitThe capital of Mpumalanga province lies in the fertile valley of the Crocodile River, about 330km east of Quick city profileNelspruit 2010 websiteNearest airport: Kruger Mpumalanga International AirportWorld Cup stadium: Mbombela StadiumWorld Cup matches: five first-round matchesPolokwaneThe capital of Limpopo province is ideally situated near the border of the wildlife-rich, world-famous Kruger National Quick city profilePolokwane 2010 websiteNearest airport: Polokwane International AirportWorld Cup stadium: Peter Mokaba StadiumWorld Cup matches: four first-round matchesWhat’s the match schedule?Download the World Cup Match Schedule (PDF, 2.3 MB)Also see’s 2010 teams guideAre tickets still available?Yes – but they’re running out fast! More than 95% of the 2.88-million purchasable tickets for the 64 matches of the 2010 Fifa World Cup had been sold by 28 May. The final round of sales is under way: for information on availability, how to buy, and types of ticket, see:Last chance for World Cup ticketsFifa: 2010 World Cup TicketingWhere can I watch if I can’t get tickets?The 2010 tournament is guaranteed to be, as South Africans say, a jol (a party). Fans who can’t make it to the stadium will be able to catch the excitement and atmosphere of World Cup football at official Fan Fests across the country. Here, you’ll be able to watch all matches live on world-class giant screens in a safe and secure environment – for free. There will be live music and entertainment as well as lots of good South African food and drink on sale, and you’ll get the chance to learn the Diski Dance, the official World Cup dance which combines funky South African moves with popular football World Cup Fan Fest guideWhat time zone is South Africa in?South African Standard Time is two hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC+2). During June and July – when the tournament will take place – South African time is the same as that in continental Europe, and an hour ahead of the UK. So matches that kick off at 9pm here will be comfortable viewing for Europeans, while US viewers will be taking a lot of early lunches – and Socceroo supporters will be starting their day at five in the morning!What will the weather be like?The World Cup will take place in the southern hemisphere winter – but it’s warm here in Africa. Johannesburg will be dry, with sunny days and fairly chilly nights. Rustenburg, Pretoria and Nelspruit will be warmer, but Bloemfontein will be cold. Polokwane in the north will be dry and hot, warmer than most European summers. Durban will be pleasant and warm, with some humidity – and the deliciously balmy Indian Ocean to swim in. And while Cape Town is magnificent in good weather – and it can have good weather in winter – in June the city is generally cold, wet and windy, and its ocean icy cold!South Africa’s weather and climateHow do I get to South Africa?By air – unless you have a boat or rugged overland vehicle. Over 50 airlines and more than 30-million passengers a year move through South Africa’s 10 principal airports, including the three major international airports in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.Getting to South AfricaHow do I get around South Africa?We’ve invested more than R40-billion to ensure that our public transport infrastructure can handle the World Cup traffic safely and efficiently. In the cities, road, rail and bus routes have been massively upgraded. Between the cities, commuter buses provided by established operators, as well as “midi-bus” taxis, will be on constant stand-by.The interactive website, featuring real-time route and traffic information, has been designed to help you plan your trips within and between the nine host cities. See World Cup guide to transportDomestic flights in South AfricaDriving in South AfricaBuses and trainsWhat can I bring into South Africa?Find out all about what you can and can’t bring in to South Africa – including cash, medicines and consumable goods – what the duty-free limits are, and whether you’ll be taxed on purchases you make in South Africa, here:South Africa: traveller’s customs guideWhere do I stay?“The hotel sector in South Africa is first-rate,” the Fifa inspection team said in its country report. “There are enough hotel rooms to accommodate everyone taking part in the 2010 Fifa World Cup, including media representatives and fans from around the world.” Other options are the many bed & breakfast establishments in and around the host cities, and over 150 backpacker lodges.Hotels in South AfricaBackpacker lodges in South AfricaWill I be safe?Rest assured, South Africa has gone to enormous lengths in its security preparations to see to it that every visitor to the country will be safe during the World Cup. At the same time, you can help by taking the usual sensible precautions and following some basic safety rules:Safety tips for travellers in South AfricaWhat if I fall ill?“On the whole, the health system has excellent facilities and perhaps one of the best private health systems in the world, drawing on modern technology and highly qualified specialists and medical staff,” the Fifa inspection team said in its report. “We have to add that there are fully equipped infirmaries with adequate first-aid facilities to meet every need in the stadiums proposed for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”Health tips for travellersWhat are the people like?South Africa is a nation of over 49-million people of diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs. Visitors to the country always remark on how warm, friendly and welcoming South Africans are. We’ve had a difficult past, so we don’t waste time being difficult people! And we’re expert at having fun.“We can say that the people of South Africa were always friendly, very boisterous and constantly celebrating during our visit to the country,” Fifa’s inspection team said in their country report. “[They] would stop and show their joy and support of the country’s commitment whenever our group passed by.”South Africa’s peopleAre there lions in the streets?Er, no. But if you want to see wild animals, you won’t have to go far to do so. An hour’s drive from such urban jungles as Pretoria and Johannesburg, you can see lions, elephants, buffalo and hundreds more species in their natural environments. There are wildlife lodges and game parks – including the huge and magnificent Kruger National Park – across the country. Simply take your pick.Wildlife and wilderness experiencesWhat’s the beer like?Cold and delicious! South Africans generally drink bottled beer, although most pubs offer a range of draughts. The major producer is South African Breweries, now a huge multinational doing business across the world. Lager is probably the favourite, followed by pilsener. In and around the stadiums, you’ll only be able to drink Budweiser – an official Fifa sponsor.And the food?Yummy, exotic and varied. South Africa’s people have diverse origins, cultures, languages and beliefs, and their food is a correspondingly rich smorgasbord. For the more daring, we offer culinary challenges from crocodile sirloins to fried caterpillars to sheep heads – delicious! For the less brave, there are indigenous delicacies such as biltong (dried, salted meat), bobotie (a much-improved version of shepherd’s pie) and boerewors (hand-made farm sausages, grilled on an open flame).In the space of a single city street or shopping mall you’ll find Italian restaurants, two or three varieties of Chinese cookery and Japanese, Moroccan, French, Portuguese and Indian food. Not far away will be Congolese restaurants, Greek, even Brazilian and Korean establishments – and, everywhere, fusion, displaying the fantasies of creative chefs.South African food and wineOther than watch football, what else is there to do?So, so much, but where to begin? Try here:South African travel experiencesAnd the nightlife?Pubs, wine bars, township taverns known as shebeens, nightclubs, a variety of restaurants, mainstream theatre, avant-garde theatre, dinner theatre, movies … there’s no shortage of places to celebrate or cry into your beer after the match.If it all gets a bit much, where’s the best place to go to avoid the whole show?There are many remote places to escape to in South Africa’s varied landscape, from the massive Drakensberg range of mountains, which run like a spine down the length the country, to the weird rock formations of the Cedarberg mountains in the west, the Northern Cape’s haunting Richtersveld area, and the vast plains of the Karoo desert. Or you could just find a secluded beach on the country’s 2 500 kilometres of coastline and bask in the African sun.South Africa’s World Heritage sitesSouth Africa: sun and surfSource: Brand South Africa, South African Tourism, WikipediaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Starcrossed Beauty Yellow Large Rose Flower Hair Clip or Brooch Vintage 1950s Bridal Prom Rockabilly j99 – she was happy with it

first_imgshe was happy with it Posted on July 16, 2019Author Nathalie DuboisCategories Clips & BarrettesTags Starcrossed Beauty Arrived quicklybought for my sister , she was happy with it. Lovely bright yellow , looks lovely in hair. Hot Pink comes with a brooch pin and a clip attached SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2019-07-16 13:46:24Reviewed Item Yellow Large Rose Flower Hair Clip or Brooch Vintage 1950s Bridal Prom Rockabilly j99Rating 4.2 / 5  stars, based on  2  reviewscenter_img Features of Yellow Large Rose Flower Hair Clip or Brooch Vintage 1950s Bridal Prom Rockabilly j99Stunning rose flower hair clip (Red, Ivory White, Peach, Deep Red, Medium Sized Red, Pink also come with a brooch!) – available in several different colours!These look amazing on and look more realistic than most rose flower hair clips! Perfect for adding vintage glamour to any outfit. Red, Ivory White, Peach, Deep Red, Medium Sized Red, Pink come with a hair clip AND a brooch fastening so they’re a great multi-purpose item and are velvet-feel fabric.Red, Ivory White, Peach, Deep Red, Pink and Black all measure 10 centimetres across. Medium Sized Red measures 7 centimetres across. Turquoise Blue Camellia, Pale Yellow Camellia, Ivory Camellia, Light Pink Camellia, Peach Camellia, Hot Pink Camellia are fabric, measure about 9 centimetres across and come with just a clip attached. Ombre Cream and Pink, Cadbury Purple Ombre, Orange, Vintage Teal measure about 10cm across and come with just a clip attached.Hot Pink comes with a brooch pin and a clip attachedStunning rose flower hair clip (Red, Ivory White, Peach, Deep Red, Medium Sized Red, Pink also come with a brooch!) – Red, Ivory White, Peach, Deep Red, Pink and Black all measure 10 centimetres across. Medium Sized Red measures 7 centimetres across. Turquoise Blue Camellia, Pale Yellow Camellia, Ivory Camellia, Light Pink Camellia, Peach Camellia, Hot Pink Camellia are fabric, measure about 9 centimetres across and come with just a clip attached. These look amazing on and look more realistic than most rose flower hair clips! Perfect for adding vintage glamour to any outfit.last_img read more

AGCO’s 10th Annual Operator of the Year Program

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest WHAT: AGCO will be kicking off nominations for its 10th Annual Operator of the Year program at MAGIE. Ag retailers nominate their top operators to recognize the vital role of custom applicators in the agricultural industry.AGCO would like to meet with you during MAGIE to discuss the program, and the benefits it provides the finalists/winner, as well as the nominating ag retailer.WHERE: MAGIE 2015 McLean County Fairgrounds 1106 Interstate Drive Bloomington, IL  61705WHEN:   Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.WHO: Conor Bergin, tactical marketing manager, AGCO Application Equipment Mike Pluimer, 2010 Operator of the Year winner. Pluimer has more than 25 years experience and covers an average of 68,000 acres a year.CONTEST DETAILS: The Operator of the Year program is open to all ag retailers and custom applicators regardless of the machine brands in their application fleet. Ag retailers can submit nominations for 2015 Operator of the Year beginning Aug. 26, 2015 at The deadline for entries is Oct. 31, 2015 at midnight.PRIZE DETAILS: The winner will receive a grand prize of a new Harley-Davidson® motorcycle. The retailer who nominates the winner will receive 100 hours of free use of their choice of an AGCO TerraGator® self-propelled high-floatation applicator and/or AGCO RoGator® self-propelled sprayer.VISUALS: Harley-Davidson motorcycleAGCO TerraGator and RoGatorTo schedule an interview or to request more information, contact Lindsey Pettyjohn.last_img read more