The Danish Government has appointed DNV GL CEO Ditlev Engel as Denmark’s special envoy for Climate and Energy until the end of September 2019.During his temporary assignment, Engel will be responsible for working on strengthening Denmark’s global partnerships, promoting private investments in the green transition and generally supporting the country’s international climate action in the lead up to the UN Climate Summit in New York in September next year.The focus will particularly be on green climate investments to achieve higher country ambitions, as well as displaying concrete action in support of the Paris Agreement targets, DNV GL said.“It is a great privilege to support the Danish Government in its decarbonization ambitions. The results of the current COP24 climate conference are an urgent reminder that immediate action is required to keep global warming below 2 degrees Celsius,” said Engel.“We need to make significant and fast progress every single year from now on, globally – otherwise it will be too late to deliver on the targets we set in the Paris agreement. I am looking forward to be contributing with all my knowledge and experience to support the Danish Government in their ambitious targets to build a low carbon economy.” According to DNV GL, Engel has more than 20 years of experience in the energy sector and has been actively involved in both local and global initiatives to accelerate green investments over the years.
Football lovers are in for an exciting time as Nigeria’s popular Pay TV network, StarTimes, is set to broadcast live this week’s top contenders in the German League, the Bundesliga, as league leader Bayern Munchen hosts FSV Mainz 05 at the Allianz Arena in what analysts dubbed a redemption match for Mainz.Bayern Munich captain, Philipp Lahm believes the game at home to Mainz is the second part of a crucial trio of matches that can be decisive in their bid to retain the Bundesliga title.“After playing Juventus in the Champions League it was not an easy away game to play and it is a big week for us with games against Wolfsburg, Mainz and away to Dortmund,” said Lahm. “We have got a decisive week coming up with a home fixture against Mainz. I think it will be a decisive week in the title race. If we manage to win both of our next games then we can definitely talk about the championship, but we still have a long way to go”, he said.Chief Operating Officer, StarTimes, Tunde Aina, said its commitment to delivering quality sporting content to its subscribers was the reason behind the acquisitions of sporting rights like the Serie A, Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, Chinese Super League, Eredivisie and recently, the 2018 FIFA World Cup in over 48 territories in Africa.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The USC men’s tennis team will take the courts at Pepperdine University today for the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Regional tournament in Malibu, Calif.The tournament will provide several Trojans with an opportunity to qualify for the ITA National Indoor tournament that will be held in November. No. 3 senior Robert Farah and No. 18 sophomore Steve Johnson secured a spot at the National Indoor Tournament when they each reached the semifinal round of the All-American Tennis Championships last weekend in Tulsa, Okla.Partner in crime · Robert Farah (above) will team up with Steve Johnson in doubles competition and try to win the ITA Regionals title. – Eric Wolfe | Daily Trojan“It’s another fall tournament and it’s important and it’s kind of strange now that Robert and Steve aren’t going to play singles, but I think we’ll do great,” coach Peter Smith said.No. 3 doubles team Farah and Johnson, however, will team up once again for some doubles action this weekend in Malibu. Last year Farah and Johnson left the tournament with a doubles title after defeating Pepperdine’s Omar Altmann and Bassam Beidas in the championship match. As with last year, the duo enters the tournament as the No. 1 seed.Johnson said he feels more prepared after last weekend’s tournament.“Absolutely, it’s all about getting matches. You can’t have match play in practice. It’s hard to recreate that in practice,” he said.Johnson also said that he and Farah are hopeful that this year will be a repeat of last, and the pair will walk away champions.“We’re seeded one so we should win the tournament, but I thought we played really well even though we lost at All-Americans,” he said.The Trojans will be experimenting with other doubles combinations this weekend. No. 49 junior Jaak Poldma and sophomore Daniel Nguyen will team up as the No. 4 seed. Senior Jason McNaughton will pair up with freshman JT Sundling. All three Trojan doubles pairs have a bye in the first round of the tournament.Nguyen has been playing with Sundling lately, but Smith is anxious to see what this new combination will bring.“I know how good JT and Daniel are together, I’m curious to see how good they are away from each other,” Smith said.Set to compete in the singles tournament are Poldma, Nguyen, McNaughton, Sundling, junior Daniel Gliner and sophomore Ben Lankenau. McNaughton made it to the round of 16 last year before being eliminated.This year Smith is counting on McNaughton to step up and show what he can do.“I’m hopeful that Jason McNaughton can kind of get rid of his rust. I know what a great player he is,” Smith said. “He had surgery and so he’s battling a few things.“That’s what’s so great about athletics, everybody has their own story so you want to see them do their best,” he added.No. 5-seeded Poldma, No. 9-seeded Nguyen and Sundling have byes in the first round. Lankenau will face off with UC Irvine’s John Kazarian at 10:30 a.m. Gliner will match up with UC Santa Barbara’s Devin Nerenberg at noon and McNaughton will take on Cal Poly’s Rob Foy at noon as well.The teams participating in the tournament include Arizona, UCLA, University of San Diego and UC Irvine. Overall, it’s a chance for the Trojans to face off with the local competition, something Smith said he believes is important.“It’s always interesting and special to play close by with the competition you’re going to face the most,” Smith said.Doubles matches are set to start up at 9 a.m., with singles play beginning at 10 a.m.
Facebook237Tweet0Pin1 Submitted by Dr. Diana Yu It’s summer days again and with it comes time for ZUMBA® in the Park. Three years ago, a group of friends decided to get together in local parks to share their love for Zumba® and to encourage families to get physically active together. Soon passers by began to join in the latin inspired dance. In 2013, events were held every weekend from June to August and drew crowds of 25 – 40 people in various parks around Lacey and Olympia. The group is organized by volunteer Zumba ® instructors and work with Family Education Support Services and the Thurston County Healthy Child Weight Coalition (75210.org) to spread the message of raising healthy, happy kids.By popular demand, Zumba® in the Park Olympia Lacey (ZIP for short) is back for a third year. New this year is collaboration with Hands On Children’s Museum, LOTT and the Lacey Community Market. The 2014 season will kick off with a Friday evening dance party from 6 – 8 pm in collaboration with Hands On Children’s Museum at their free First Friday event on June 6. Thereafter it is every Saturday at various locations from 2 – 3:30 PM from June 14 until September 13.Want to have fun? Want to dance around and meet like-minded, physically active folks? Bring a bottle of water, dress appropriately for dancing around and join the other ZIPpers. Kid appropriate, family friendly events with easy to follow routines. Or add your own style and flavor!! It’s a party.Special Events ScheduleZIP at Hand’s On Children’s Museum – Friday June 6 from 6-8 p.m.Sand in the City Main Stage Event – Sunday August 24 from 10-11 a.m.Regular ZIP ScheduleSaturdays from 2 – 3:30 p.m.June 14 Tivoli Fountain, Capitol CampusJune 21 East Bay Plaza, in front of Hands On Children’s MuseumJune 28 East Bay Plaza, in front of Hands On Children’s MuseumJuly 5 Rainier Vista Park, LaceyJuly 12 Huntamer Park, Lacey (Lacey Community Market)July 19 Rainier Vista Park, LaceyJuly 26 Rainier Vista Park, LaceyAugust 2 Percival Landing (near playground)August 9 Huntamer Park, Lacey (Lacey Community Market)August 16 Percival Landing (near playground)August 23 Percival Landing (near playground)August 30 Sylvester Park , downtown Olympia, gazebo areaSeptember 6 Percival Landing (near playground)September 13 Huntamer Park, Lacey (Lacey Community Market)Like us or message us on Facebook Zumba® in the Park Olympia Lacey. Schedules and location can be found on our Facebook page and also on www.75210.org
When Grand Forks head coach and GM Nick Deschenes dealt most of the team assets to contenders prior to the B.C. Hockey roster deadline in mid-January critics pounced on the Bruins skipper like vultures on road kill.The vultures were even more critical of Deschenes after the Bruins were first pounded 11-0 by Murdoch Division power Castlegar Rebels and 15-zip by the defending Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks following the deals.But Deschenes may have the last laugh as the hard-working Bruins — which ice one of the youngest rosters in the entire league — have been anything but a pushover of late.Unbelievers need only ask the top two teams in the KIJHL as Castlegar needed a late Jamie Vlanich goal to squeak out a 2-1 win over Grand Forks and Nelson had to rally past Grand Forks for a 4-2 decision Saturday at the NDCC Arena.“This is a developmental league, and even if it means moving a player within the league, sometimes making a trade allows the player to play more games or play in a better situation which can only further their career,” Deschenes recently told The Nelson Daily.“I told our players whether it’s Junior A or Junior B, they’re going to get that chance.”The fire sale started when the 7-35-0-3 Bruins struck a deal with the Nelson Leafs over the Christmas break for Connor Gross, who just happened to be the Bruins leading scorer at the time.Luke Jones and Connor Kidd followed in another deal with the Creston Valley Thunder Cats. Deschenes attempted to deal two other Bruins but those players decided to remain with the Bruins.“For me my job here in Grand Forks is player development,” said Deschenes, who got a late start on recruiting after accepting his current position in August.“I’m committed to these guys here in this dressing room and want nothing but the best for them.”The commitment is starting to pay off as, even though Grand Forks is well out of the playoff race, the team has been playing some of its best hockey of the season.“Whenever your facing adversity there’s always the opportunity to better yourself and this year for us has been one learning experience after another,” Deschenes explained.“Now we’re severe underdogs in these games so now how do we respond . . . how do we play.”The Bruins, fifth in the Murdoch Division and long since been eliminated from the post-season, have seven games remaining in the regular season.Since the roster deadline Deschenes has been able to assess affiliate call-ups as well as allow the remaining Bruins the chance to gain quality ice time filling roles created by the trades.The strategy appears to be working as the Bruins continue to be a dangerous team to play against down the stretch.“We’re not in the business to hold guys back and understand there may come certain repercussions,” Deschenes said.Which is something the vultures can chew on for the remainder of the season.
It wasn’t that long ago — the 2013 Murdoch Division Semi Finals to be exact — when the Beaver Valley Nitehawks scored four times in the third period to erase a 3-0 deficit en route to a 4-3 victory over the Nelson Leafs.The Beaver Valley win eliminated Nelson from the Murdoch Division playoffs.For the record the Green and White did one better Friday night at the NDCC Arena.Nelson rallied from a 4-0 margin, scoring six times in the third period, to shock the Hawks 6-4 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League Murdoch Division action.The win was the second in as many weeks for Nelson over Beaver Valley.In the period the Leafs outshot the Hawks 23-2. The KIJHL’s leading goal scorer Travis Wellman (17) netted a pair with singles going to Aaron Dunlap, Jamie Vlanich, Alec Wilkerson and Linden Horswill.Wilkerson finished the game with four points.The game looked all but over for the Leafs as Beaver Valley held period leads of 1-0 and 4-0.Sam Barker, Taylor Stafford and Dallas Calvin with a pair — the latter coming on the power play, scored for Beaver Valley.But in the third Beaver Valley ran into penalty trouble in the final 10 minutes of the game, allowing the Leaf power play to score four times.Beaver Valley netminder Grayson Sharpe took the loss in goal while Leafs Tyler Moffat, getting the four consecutive start in goal for Nelson, won his seventh game of the season.Nelson, improving to 9-0-1-1 on the season, increases its Murdoch Division lead to four points over Beaver Valley.The Leafs now travel to Grand Forks Saturday to face the Border Bruins in Murdoch Division action.BLUELINES: Practice has been rather tough on the Leafs of late. Both defenceman J.J. Beitel and forward Austin Lindsay suffered injuries during practice this week and were forced to miss games. . . . The news is also not good for Leaf netminder Adam Maida, who was diagnosed with a knee injury that could force the Nelson Minor Hockey product out of the lineup for at least six weeks. Braden Pompu served as back up for the Leafs. . . . It was bra night at the NDCC Arena as people tossed the undergarment onto the ice during the second intermission to raise money for breast cancer research.
Thierry Henry held his first press conference as a manager on Wednesday LATEST Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT From there he went on to play for Juventus, before becoming a legend at Arsenal.The 41-year-old has since moved into the world of coaching, where he has worked as an assistant to Roberto Martinez at Belgium.“This club will always have a big place in my heart, that goes without saying,” said Henry.“So to be able to come here and start again, it is a dream come true. I won’t lie.“There is a lot of work to do, as you can imagine – but I am more than happy to be here.” Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Arsene Wenger was Henry’s manager at Arsenal for eight years New Monaco manager Thierry Henry says he will be using Pep Guardiola as a ‘reference’ for his upcoming managerial career.The former striker began his professional career with the French club after joining them as a youngster back in 1992. REVEALED Arteta confirms Ljungberg’s role, discusses transfer plans and Mesut Ozil revealed Guardiola was Henry’s manager at Barcelona for two years Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January “Pep for me is the reference. For me, I am not saying for everyone that he is right or wrong, but that is the reference for me.“I relearned how to play the game when I went to Barcelona under him. It goes without saying that with Pep you can talk about the game.“I think he will not even go to sleep and he will still talk about the game. You will fall asleep and he is still talking.” Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker targets rookie error Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? BIG PRESENTS UP TOP appointed 3 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas 3 3 REVEALED During his career, Henry worked with an array of top managers such as Arsene Wenger and Pep Guardiola.The Frenchman has confessed they both had a big impact on him and he will take inspiration from their ideas going forward.“With the managers that I had, I learned a lot from them, every single one of them,” Henry added.“Whether they challenged me or sometimes they were doing the wrong stuff, that’s where you learn the most – when things are not going well.“If I talked about Arsene, he obviously unlocked a lot of stuff in my mind that made me understand what is was to be a professional. What it was to perform.“You guys know the relationship I have with him, so it goes without saying I will always carry some of the stuff he was doing. MIKEL TALKS Latest Arsenal News Steve Round reveals how Mikel Arteta convinced him to join Arsenal staff The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019
Eureka >> The College of the Redwoods football team used a big second-quarter effort to earn its first home win of the season in a mud- and rain-filled 18-7 victory over San Jose City College on Saturday afternoon. Everyone who planned to attend Community Stadium Saturday afternoon expected inclement weather. Some wore bags over their shoes and others were armed with rain jackets, tarps or umbrellas. Redwoods head coach Frank Borba and his team also came prepared, and were unphased by the …
Global Governance plays a critical role in shaping the reputation of the Nation Brand.The Brand South Africa Nation Brand Performance presentation is anchored by perspectives on governance in global, corporate and political spheres.The Nation Brand’s global and domestic reputation is to a large extent shaped by perceptions of efficient internal governance, while the nation brand’s contribution to global governance has a direct bearing on international perceptions. We weigh in on some of the statistics.View document here
Easily create your very own effect presets in Adobe After Effects. Using presets in Adobe After Effects is a great way to quickly add cool effects to your projects. Some presets online can sell for hundreds of dollars. Did you know that making your own presets only requires two mouse clicks?In the following video tutorial by Short-Form Video, they show you how to make effect presets in Adobe After Effects. The video covers:Saving effect presetsApplying presets to new compositionsProblems associated with not saving presets Making your own presets is a great way for motion designers to automate processes, saving time and effort. If you have links to effect presets that you have made, please share in the comments below.This video was first shared by Short-Form Video on their YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing!