Brown hails ‘huge’ Celtic win after ‘sad’ Rodgers exit

first_imgScott Brown hailed a “huge” Celtic win at Tynecastle as the Hoops put “sad times” behind them following Brendan Rodgers’ departure.Odsonne Edouard scored a last-minute winner as the champions maintained their eight-point advantage at the top of the Premiership by beating ten-man Hearts 2-1.Brown said the win was significant after a whirlwind 24 hours saw double treble-winning manager Rodgers quit for Leicester and Neil Lennon return for a second spell in charge.He said: “As soon as a game comes along, everyone forgets about everything else. “It was sad times the manager leaving but the main focus was going to Tynecastle and getting three points and we managed to do that.“It’s huge, it keeps us eight points clear at the top of the table, that’s where we wanted to be and we’ve managed to do that.”Rodgers’ shock exit this week drew criticism from a section of the Celtic support.Brown, however, was quick to pay tribute to the Northern Irishman’s work in Glasgow. He added: “There is never a great time for a manager to leave but he has left us in a great place. We’ll miss Brendan, he was fantastic for this club and for me.“When he came in the club wasn’t in a great place, but he re-energised the whole club.“He was brilliant for me, it was sad to see him go but we have another great manager coming in. He will build on what Brendan done and hopefully keep it going until the end of the season.“The gaffer is always positive, he will bring a different game plan, he has been there and done it all before, he has won trophies, that is why we brought him back in.”last_img read more

A big-hitting boost for SA, African cricket

first_img24 April 2014In a move that is set to boost cricket on the African continent and kick-start the South African domestic season in style, six teams from Africa and six South African franchises will contest the Global Softech Sixes at SuperSport Park in Centurion in September.South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Namibia, Zimbabwe and Kenya will feature in a six-a- side-format with the African Cup Challenge title up for grabs from 4 to 7 September.The Unlimited Titans, the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras, the Sunfoil Dolphins, the Chevrolet Knights, the bizhub Highveld Lions and the Chevrolet Warriors will also go toe to toe in a Franchise Challenge at SuperSport Park, also from 4 to 7 September. Both challenges will form part of the Global Softech Sixes.‘A fun element’The concept of the tournament was initiated and conceptualised by The Unlimited Titans. “This tournament is set to add a fun element that might appeal to a broader audience, which, in turn, might lure more fans and future players to the royal game,” Jacques Faul, the CEO of franchise, said in a statement.“The Global Softech Sixes also offers a unique marketing opportunity for the game of cricket to sport communities in the rest of Africa, while also strengthening relationships with our cricketing partners on the continent,” said Faul.Broadcast throughout AfricaCricket fans throughout Africa will be able to watch a live television broadcast of the event on SuperSport.The format will see batting teams limited to five overs each, with five of the fielding teams six players allowed to bowl one over each – a concept that will ensure frenetic action.‘A fun element’Although six-a-side cricket is not a new idea, the Global Softech Sixes event, with a distinct African and South African flavour, makes it both a local and international competition, which should get the South African domestic season off to an explosive start.Leela Ramesh Yemineni, the Chief Executive Officer of Global Softech Solutions, said the competition was an ideal opportunity for the company to become involved in cricket, especially because it reached into Africa, where the company is expanding its business.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

#Nextchat RECAP: How To Build Cultures of Curiosity

first_imgOn April 17 @shrmnextchat chatted with @DrDianeHamilton, #SHRM19 speaker, nationally syndicated radio host, leadership speaker and author of “Cracking the Curiosity Code,” and Creator of Curiosity Code Index to talk about How to Create Cultures of Curiosity. If you missed this excellent #Nextchat filled with great advice for organizations to encourage more curiosity and innovation, you can read all the tweets HERE or below:last_img

Florida ~ Property Tax: Just Value Homestead Exemption Amendments Approved

first_imgCCH Tax Day ReportFlorida voters approved Amendment 5 in the November 8, 2016, general election to change the current property tax exemption that may be granted for property with just value less than $250,000 owned by certain senior, low-income, long-term residents to specify that just value is determined in the first year in which the owner applies and is eligible for the exemption. The amendment will take effect January 1, 2017, and will apply retroactively to the 2013 tax roll for any person who received the exemption before 2017. Individuals who were granted the exemption in prior years but became ineligible because the just value of the homestead rose above $250,000 may regain the exemption if they otherwise are still eligible and apply for a refund.PTO 16-08, Florida Department of Revenue, November 9, 2016, ¶206-228last_img read more