Tottenham might have picked up all three points against Everton on Monday night but the headlines have been dominated by an incident at half time between teammates Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min.With the players making their way towards the tunnel after the referee had blown his whistle, goalkeeper Lloris made his way over quickly to Son.Giovanni Lo Celso tried to step in Lloris’ way but was pushed aside by the Spurs captain who then shoved Son.Son, stunned at first tried to have a go at Lloris but was stopped by his teammates who managed to get both players into the dressing room with no further incidents.Take a look at the confrontation below: After the match, Lloris played down the incident saying there was no problem between him and the forward.“What happened between me and Sonny is just something that is part of football sometimes. There’s no problem at all,” he told Sky Sports.”What happened between me and Sonny is just something that is part of football sometimes.”Hugo Lloris played down the incident which saw him and Son Heung-min have a furious row at half-time during Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Everton. 💬Post-match reacton on Sky Sports PL now! pic.twitter.com/iIZBY5aSbA— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 6, 2020Tottenham head coach Jose Mourinho said the incident was beautiful as he had asked the players to demand more from each other.“It’s beautiful. It’s probably a consequence of our meetings. If you want to blame someone, blame me. I asked them to demand more from each other. I think it’s something very important for the team to grow up because you need to demand from each other,” he said.”I think it’s something very important for the team to grow up because you need to demand from each other.”Jose Mourinho was pleased to see Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min have a confrontation at half-time during Tottenham’s 1-0 win over Everton. 💬 pic.twitter.com/WoBx8NureF— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 6, 2020More from Citi Sports Lloris had apparently been upset that Son, having lost the ball, failed to track back and defend.Another angle of Hugo Lloris & Son being separated at half-time 🤬 pic.twitter.com/QpeIAgLmvi— Football Daily (@footballdaily) July 6, 2020It appears the two players made at during the break as they shared a hug in the tunnel before returning to the pitch.”A little cuddle, all friends again in the Spurs team.” 🤗Hugo Lloris and Son Heung-min appear to have made up during the interval. 👀 pic.twitter.com/sX4YU2tjBm— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) July 6, 2020
25 June 2010Africa can no longer be viewed only as a destination for development aid – the continent is open for business, South African President Jacob Zuma told global business leaders in Toronto on the eve of the G8 and G20 Summits.Addressing the G20 business leaders on Thursday, Zuma said Africa’s recent economic showing was “proving Afro-pessimists wrong.”He pointed out that sub-Saharan Africa’s current growth rate was surpassed only by China and India – a fact that he attributed to good policies and regulations as well as huge infrastructure programmes.“There is every expectation that Africa’s current pace of growth will remain at a high level, at around six percent per year.”“Our movement forward will be greatly enhanced by the speeding up of economic reforms to enable more inclusive and faster growth,” Zuma said, calling for fair trade for the continent.Together with the developed world, he said, there had to be ways to promote stronger and more effective international partnerships for growth and development.Zuma said African leaders do not want to create the impression that they had come cap-in-hand to ask for favours. “We reiterate that Africa is open for business. It is open for trade and investment.”World Bank reformHe emphasised that changes in both the voting structure and leadership of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank would be crucial in ensuring a more stable and equitable financial infrastructure.“The developing world has an equal right to run these institutions,” Zuma said.Reform of global financial systems will be a priority issue for many G20 members; China, India, and Brazil will join South Africa in arguing that their economic strength needs to be better reflected in the architecture of major institutions.Fifa World CupWith the 2010 Fifa World Cup in full swing, the President said South Africa will never be the same again, and that the country’s successful hosting of the event had again proven Afro-pessimists wrong.“More than the infrastructure that our future generations will inherit, we remain hopeful that the various skills that our people acquired since we started working on this Fifa World Cup project will prove useful going forward.”Over and above the economic benefits, Zuma said, there would also be a legacy of education for the African continent, driven in particular by the 1Goal Education for All Campaign.Source: BuaNews
South Africa has reopened its land claims process, allowing people who were removed from their land under apartheid rule, but who missed an earlier deadline for lodging claims for compensation, to do within the next five years.It is estimated that at least 3.5-million South Africans were forcibly removed from their land as a result of the Native Land Act of 1913, which effectively reserved 87 percent of land in the country for the white minority. (Image: Brand South Africa)South Africa has reopened its land claims process, allowing people who were removed from their land under apartheid rule, but who missed an earlier deadline for lodging claims for compensation, to do within the next five years.On Monday, President Jacob Zuma signed into law the Restitution of Land Rights Amendment Act, which reopens the restitution claims process that closed at the end of 1998 and gives claimants five years – until 30 June 2019 – to lodge further claims.It is estimated that at least 3.5-million South Africans were forcibly removed from their land as a result of the Native Land Act of 1913, which effectively reserved 87 percent of land in the country for the white minority.Many people ‘unaware of first window’Briefing reporters in Cape Town on Tuesday, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said his department had conducted extensive consultations before advocating the re-opening of the land claims process.“The first period for lodgement was opened between 1994 and 1998,” Nkwinti said. “Although land claims were made and settled, a great number of people complained that they had not been aware of the process at the time and as such they had missed the initial lodgement window.”Nkwinti said the Restitution of Land Rights programme was necessary for redress, reconciliation and nation building, adding that it was in line with the National Development Plan’s (NDP’s) goal of eliminating poverty and reducing inequality by 2030.“It is my conviction that the issue of access to land is one of the fundamental elements to the transformation of the rural economy of our country, where the burden of land dispossession was mostly felt.”Policy on Khoi, San ‘being developed’Nkwinti said the government was conscious of the fact that the law as it stood did not accommodate the country’s Khoi and San communities, who suffered dispossession long before the passing of the 1913 Land Act.“Their plight is not forgotten. I want to assure them that a policy on the exceptions to the 1913 Natives Land Act cut-off date is being developed that seeks to address their concerns.”The minister said that claims that had been lodged before the 1998 cut-off period but had not yet been settled – numbering about 8 471 – had been prioritised for settlement.“I am appealing to those individuals and communities affected to continue to exercise patience while we are resolving their claims and not to lodge their claims again. The outstanding claims will be processed simultaneously with the new ones.”Warning to fraudsters, freeloadersAt the same time, Nkwinti issued a stern warning to those who sought to help people lodge land claims while charging them a fee.“These individuals are criminals. Lodging a claim is a free government service and anyone who is charging money is doing so illegally.”It is also illegal to submit a fraudulent claim, including one that fails to disclose other potential interested parties, as well as to attempt to prevent someone else from lodging a claim.“I am calling on members of society to report their suspicions about any illegal activity in this regard by calling the government anti-fraud hotline number 0800 701 701.”Claim lodgement officesNkwinti said his department would be registering claims electronically in order to speed up the process.Chief Land Claims Commissioner Nomfundo Gobodo, also speaking at the briefing, said the commission had opened 14 lodgement offices and sites countrywide, and would also deploy mobile units for claimants in deep rural areas.“These sites are equipped with advanced technology to ensure speedy and accurate capture of relevant information. Our people will be assisted by trained staff, and every effort will be made to ensure the process from the submission of a claim to the time it is settled is a smooth one,” Gobodo said.Source: SAnews.gov.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Related Posts sarah perez Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#Apple#mobile#news#web What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Verizon has just announced it will be holding a press conference following this week’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011). The invite to the event, which will be held at New York City’s Lincoln Center (Frederick P. Rose Hall) on January 11, is arriving in select journalists’ inboxes as we speak. As for the host? It’s Lowell McAdam, Verizon President and COO.Oh yes, this must be the Verizon iPhone.Given the timing, and the lack of any Apple mention (or even a hint!) during the Verizon keynote at CES, the conclusion is that this is indeed the announcement everyone has been waiting for: the Verizon iPhone, at long last.There’s really no other news beyond that, only this mysterious invite: Image credit: AllThingsD – it’s no surprise that they’re on the list. Please, please let it come in white!For more proof of the Verizon iPhone’s existence, see this post: “What’s the status of the Verizon iPhone?“And let’s not forget this recently leaked video from smartphone parts firm Global Direct Parts. The video, which was subsequently pulled from YouTube by either Apple.com (as it claimed) or some jokester claiming to be Apple (DMCA takedown notices are often automated), appeared to show a comparison of parts between the current iPhone 4 and some future fifth-generation phone.This is a backup copy: Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement
Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. China and America want the AI Prize Title: Who … Related Posts What Nobody Teaches You About Getting Your Star… How OKR’s Completely Transformed Our Culture “I didn’t even know who Mark Zuckerberg was back in October 2015. Eighteen months later, I’m keynoting at conferences and serving clients in London, Sydney, Singapore, Los Angeles, Lisbon, Vancouver, and 50 other cities,” says Logan Young, the co-founder of BlitzMetrics, a Facebook dashboard and advertising company.Learn, Do, Teach: Build Your Expertise FirstNew companies often create a storefront and brand based on promises because they have no testimonials or case studies to begin with. They fake it till they make it — or spiral out of control at 100 miles per hour.Logan Young and Dennis Yu decided to take the opposite tack with BlitzMetrics, building the business on reliable methods they’d developed themselves with proven results. The philosophy at BlitzMetrics is that you must first learn how to perform a certain task; then, you do that same task over and over before teaching others how to do it.That’s how the method of “Learn, Do, Teach” creates a system of accountability within BlitzMetrics, and it’s been the foundation of Yu and Young’s company.Gaining Real-World Experience by Logan YoungStarting off, Young wasn’t able to get into an ad agency because of the catch-22 of experience. So he, like most young adults, worked low-wage retail jobs to pay the bills. Young applied for internships and interviews, hoping to land something before graduation, hopefully at one of the big New York ad agencies.That’s when he reached out on Twitter to make connections, and AJ Wilcox connected him to Dennis Yu, the chief technology officer at BlitzMetrics, which is now one of the top Facebook agencies worldwide.When Young first met Yu, Young didn’t even know who Mark Zuckerberg was. The irony wasn’t lost on Wilcox; he’d introduced the two, thinking it would provide a way for Young to gain real-world experience while in school.Gain it he did: “Because we believe in teaching from example, I was running ad campaigns and analytics for the Golden State Warriors, MGM, Ashley Furniture, Social Media Examiner, and other big companies — then documenting the process step by step,” Young explains. “I remember one three-week stretch where we did five continents and 15 cities. It was a nonstop blur of flights and time zones — getting straight off flights to speaking on stage, then to client meetings, then to the hotel room to work.”Currently, Yu and Young are working to improve the training materials for BlitzMetrics, whose aim is to provide jobs for young adults. “If you believe in teaching — practicing what you preach — the natural result is that you must train up the next generation, and that’s our company’s mission,” Yu says.Reinventing the Wheel Young and Yu realized quickly that a high churn rate plagues the digital marketing space. “A lot of clients see marketing as a one-time engagement, and they leave when their projects are over,” Young explains.To reduce that high turnover among the young people BlitzMetrics employs, the brand has created a tight qualifying process, only hiring resourceful and diligent people and maintaining a set of realistic standards for success.“People will change jobs seven times in their lifetime,” Young says. “That number’s probably increasing due to technology, so we recognize that a lot of these students won’t be with us in 20 years, but we want them to build skills and have a foundation to grow and build a career.”The company has also made it a goal to combat the short-term perspective by developing some long-term engagements of its own. “Average agencies will only keep clients for six months,” Young says. “We’ve been with the Golden State Warriors for almost five years now, so it’s been great to build up trust with a client over time. We’re proudest of what we’ve accomplished with them because we’ve experimented and tested and found the right solution at every turn.”“Part of practicing what we preach is openly sharing our techniques, documented step by step, like what we do together with Facebook and the Warriors,” explains Yu.Building a Sustainable Brand Despite BlitzMetrics’ success, the company, like all others, still has its struggles. Yu and Young try to use each obstacle as a learning moment for their employees to create a brand that can endure industry changes. Here are three recommendations they make for building a strong company. Revamp as needed to keep the people you truly want on your team.“Some of our best people were the ones moving on, but we wanted to give people more incentive to stay on,” Young says. “We moved on from just agency work to more internal work, agency work, and trainings.”BlitzMetrics takes care of its most loyal employees, investing in their long-term success and always remembering each employee’s personal goals. In BlitzMetrics’ meritocratic environment, the best employees get unique exposure and the opportunity to help with partner trainings, work on high-level clients, and refine BlitzMetrics’ internal operations.“We put more effort on the mission so it’s not just task-oriented or providing income via the clients; it’s not so tactical,” Young says. “Like with any company, you can be top-heavy or bottom-heavy. We were a bottom-heavy team, relying on profits, not top-level talent. We shifted this to make our company more sustainable.” Define success on your terms, but remember to show perceived value, too.“When you’re running ads, there’s always some element of the unknown,” Young laughs. “You expect or hope things will work some way, but you never know, especially when you introduce a creative element — A may outperform B.”BlitzMetrics runs lots of tests, and it’s come up with benchmarks for good engagement, reach on guest posts, and other metrics. These benchmarks, known at BlitzMetrics as “standards of excellence,” allowed the brand to show actual value to clients through hard numbers.“We have to show actual versus perceived value,” Young says. “We go into the account and make changes, which can take 10 minutes or 10 hours. If a client doesn’t understand actual value, that’s why they’re outsourcing. We need to gain trust by testing ads and creating more perceived value through reporting and short, frequent updates.” In other words, the company has to let clients know it’s watching their accounts and thinking about how others view their brands — and caring as much as they are about those outcomes. As your assumptions are contradicted, allow your vision to change.BlitzMetrics trains young people through online training systems and university partnerships. Yu and Young have hosted webinars with schools from Syracuse University to the University of Louisville, spoken in front of high school assemblies, and spoken at many universities. The goal is to discuss how students can benefit from using social media to boost their personal brands, even if they’re not ultimately going to do ads.These school partnerships are part of BlitzMetrics’ long-term branding: They allow the company to send students through Facebook training so they can work with the brand after graduation or build a personal brand for their careers in cooking, design, sports, or whatever field they choose.“People benefit from this training as a nontraditional approach, whether they’re in school or not,” Young says. “The reality of life is that young adults need to work, make an income, and support themselves. We want to teach principles that can help them land a job they want.”The brand is also shifting to challenge its ways of doing things. “We’re known for working with big enterprise clients like Nike, Red Bull, and TiVo, and we run clients through the same six-page process,” Young says. “We’re working hard to streamline the process so it’s accessible and financially feasible for small businesses.These micro processes and EXPRESS packages represent BlitzMetrics’ biggest goal for 2018. The EXPRESS packages will be offered for less than $1,000 via mini-agency execution, and the brand hopes to scale the packages’ efficiency with automation to bring the cost down to $50 by 2021.“The reality is that SMBs need to have some sort of digital process driving paid traffic, even if it’s small. We want to help freelancers, small businesses, and students access this through a dashboard that will offer a snapshot of performance at any point in time. It would then provide recommendations on how to fix something if isn’t working,” Young notes. Automating the process and making it affordable for those who are serious about their brands but don’t have big budgets is expanding the company’s earliest audience base.“Such techniques work across all verticals, for companies large and small, because these checklists, which we’ve built with Facebook, are using the system the way it was intended,” Yu says. “Thus, the system drives long-term results from practicing the fundamentals, not instant success.”Building a business by practicing what you preach isn’t easy, but it’s helped BlitzMetrics not only establish itself, but also expand its vision. By doing the unexpected, the brand has invested in sustainable practices — and that’s a long-term investment that will pay off. Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite How to Get Started in China and Have Success