Golf Association Holds Oniyama Open

first_imgSeveral professional and amateur golfers will this Sunday battle for supremacy in a one day golf tournament dubbed ‘Oniyama Open.’ The competition, which is slated to be held at the Seaview National Golf Course in Virginia, outside Monrovia, is being organized by the Liberia Golf Association (LGA).The tournament is organized in honor of LGA President Dr. C. Nelson Oniyama for his valuable contribution to the promotion of the game in Liberia. Some of the expected professional and amateur golfers include Emmanuel Moore, Ricks Keller, Akim Ooukola, Akoi Flomo and Victor Gailor, among others.According to the organizers cash prizes are L$50,000, L$30,000 and L$ 20,000 for the first, second and third place winners respectively, while a giant sized golden trophy and two undisclosed consolation prizes await would-be first, second and third place winners respectively in the amateur category. Meanwhile, the LGA officials called on professional and amateur golfers to converge on the Seaview National Golf Course this Sunday at 8:00a.m. as the tournament kicks off at 9:30a.m.“Come one, come all, let us honor our President Dr. Nelson C. Oniyama as we play the beautiful game of golf in an eco-friendly environment and celebrate with the winners at hole 19 – where everybody is a winner,” a release said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Lithuania at full strength for SA Davis Cup tie

first_img25 March 2014 Lithuania have announced their best possible squad to face South Africa in a crucial Europe/Africa Zone Group 2, round two, Davis Cup tie at the Irene Country Club in Centurion outside Pretoria from 4 to 6 April. Lithuania’s non-playing captain Rimvydas Mugevicius on Monday named Lithuania’s four best possible players to travel to South Africa, namely Ricardas Berankis (singles 144; doubles 436); Laurynas Grigelis (singles 244; doubles 542); Lukas Mugevicius (singles 973; doubles 969); and Mantas Bugailiskis (singles 1542).First round results The same Lithuanian team defeated Norway 5-0 in Norway in round one in February. South Africa defeated Monaco 3-2 at the Irene Country Club in their first round tie.‘Lots of respect’ “We have lots of respect for the Lithuanian team,” South African captain John-Laffnie de Jager said in a statement. “Berankis is a very good player with lots of experience, and with Grigelis they have a solid singles line up. They are both very good Davis Cup players and we look forward to hosting them in South Africa next month.”First meeting South Africa and Lithuania will meet for the first time in the history of the competition with the victor progressing to a promotion play-off and the chance to advance to Europe Africa Zone Group I. South Africa will be trying to bounce straight back after having been relegated last year, while Lithuania have never been higher than Group 2 in the 20 years they have competed in Davis Cup. The South African squad, which was announced last week, comprises Rik De Voest (singles 190; doubles 385); Dean O’Brien (singles 517; doubles 455); Ruan Roelofse (singles 749; doubles 271); Jean Andersen (singles 861; doubles 1292); and Raven Klaasen (doubles 30 )Tickets Tickets for the tie are on sale at R40 each, with all tickets for unreserved seating. Secure parking at the Irene Country Club will cost R20. Tickets may be purchased in advance from Annette Terry at the Tennis South Africa (TSA) offices between 08:30 and 13:00 daily on (011) 442 0500 or by emailing requests to Deposits for ticket purchases need to be made into the TSA banking account. Tickets can be collected at the TSA offices at The Wanderers Cricket Stadium, while special arrangements for ticket collections at the Gauteng North Tennis Association offices in Groenkloof, Pretoria, can also be made. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Yammer Joins Chatter on Seesmic Desktop

first_imgRelated Posts The Yammer plugin for Seesmic allows users to:View their Yammer feed, including replies, direct messages, sent messages, liked items, bookmarked items and RSS feeds.Post new messages to Yammer, or cross-post to other services such as Facebook and Twitter.Search Yammer for keywords or phrases.Reply to, like or bookmark messages.View user profiles, including a user’s past messages.Update their Yammer profile.Seesmic received a $4 million investment from and Softbank last month. Seesmic began integrating Chatter last fall and announced a public beta earlier this month. A beta version of Chatter support is also available for Seesmic’s Android client.Yammer directly competes with Chatter, as well as several other enterprise microblogging and collaboration tools.In addition to Chatter and Yammer, Seesmic now supports Facebook, Foursquare, LinkedIn, Twitter and several other services. Tags:#enterprise#saas Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… klint finley 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now Seesmic and Yammer announced today a plugin that brings Yammer’s enterprise microblogging and social networking tool to Seesmic’s desktop social media application. In addition to making Yammer more appealing to companies that also use external social media, the integration helps Seesmic differentiate itself from other social media dashboards by offering more internal collaboration options.Seesmic users can download the plugin from the marketplace section of the Seesmic Desktop app. The Seesmic Web client and various mobile clients do not yet have Yammer support. IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…last_img read more

Goa tightens ban on gutka, pan masala

first_imgThe ban on consumption of tobacco products such as gutka and pan masala has been tightened in Goa with the State Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) banning the products under the Food Safety Standards Act (FSSA), 2006. The Act came into force in 2011.Salim Veljee, Goa Director of FDA, said the gutka lobby was trying to exploit loopholes in the ban under Public Health Act by separating Ghutka from pan masala using packaging gimmicks. “By banning the products under the FSSA, the loophole has been fixed. This ban makes everything consumed orally associated with tobacco as food.”As per Food and Safety Standards Authority of India, under the Act, gutka and pan masala consumed in any form and used in any type of containers for production, sale, consumption and storage will be banned for one year.last_img read more