A guide to the 2018-19 college basketball season

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Western Kentucky. Top recruit Charles Bassey will push the Hilltoppers up the big hill.Buffalo. Bulls have five of their top six scorers back from a team that knocked off Arizona in the opening round of the NCAAs.Marshall. The Thundering Herd and coach Dan D’Antoni are looking for an even deeper March run after knocking off Wichita State in the opening round of the NCAAs.FRESHMEN PHENOMSZion Williamson, Duke. Basket supports beware: One of the nation’s top freshmen is a known rim wrecker.Cam Reddish, Duke. Doesn’t get the pub Barrett and Williamson get, but he’s a legit top-five NBA prospect.Romeo Langford, Indiana. Locking up the state of Indiana’s best player was a huge get for coach Archie Miller as he tries to get the Hoosiers back to national prominence.Charles Bassey, Western Kentucky. He eschewed the Power Five programs to stay in-state and could dominate Conference USA — and beyond.Nassir Little, North Carolina. Long and athletic, he was a big get for coach Roy.Bol Bol, Oregon. Manute’s son can shoot inside, outside and swat shots, just like Pops. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments A new season starts Tuesday, and it’s been a long seven months to wait for a sport that seems to top itself every year.To get you ready, we’ve got a guide on the top teams, players and other tidbits to look for in 2018-19:FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissTOP TEAMSKansas. Bill Self has another strong recruiting class, a preseason All-American in Memphis transfer Dedric Lawson and a No. 1 ranking. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Kentucky. Coach Cal has another roster full of future pros. He’s also got Reid Travis, a grad transfer from Stanford who happens to be one of the nation’s top players.Gonzaga. The Zags broke through to the Final Four two years ago. They could be even better this year.Duke. Coach K outdid himself with this year’s recruiting class with what could be three of the top five picks in the NBA draft.Virginia. OK, so that first-round NCAA Tournament loss to UMBC was ugly and history-making. But the Cavaliers have nearly everyone back and plenty of motivation.Tennessee. The Vols have never been to the Final Four. That could change this season — they’re that good.ADVERTISEMENT TOP NONCONFERENCE GAMESNo. 4 Duke vs. No. 2 Kentucky, Tuesday in Indianapolis. It will be a blue-blooded kickoff to the season.No. 1 Kansas vs. No. 10 Michigan State, Tuesday in Indianapolis. The opening act in Indy isn’t bad, either.No. 19 Michigan at No. 9 Villanova, Nov. 14. Early season, title-game rematch? Yes, please.Ohio State at Cincinnati, Wednesday. It finally happened, and hoops fans are the beneficiaries.Marquette at Indiana, Nov. 14. Marquette’s Markus Howard vs. Indiana freshman Romeo Langford is worth it right there.Arizona vs. No. 3 Gonzaga, Maui Invitational. OK, both teams have to win their opening games, but we can dream of the West’s two marquee programs meeting in Maui, can’t we? LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. NYC Marathon sets record with nearly 53,000 finishers Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum North Carolina’s Luke Maye (32) loses the ball while Mount Olive’s Cameron Robinson defends during the first half of a college basketball exhibition game in Chapel Hill, N.C., Friday, Nov. 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)The 2017-18 college basketball season had everything a fan could want. Standout performances, a No. 1 seed finally falling in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and Villanova cutting down the nets for the second time in three seasons.Oh, and Sister Jean and Chicago-Loyola giving hope to underdogs everywhere by reaching the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT TOP PLAYERSCarsen Edwards, Purdue. He was super productive as a sophomore last season. Expect even more from him now that the Boilermakers need him even more.Luke Maye, North Carolina. The player who hit the shot to send the Tar Heels to the Final Four in 2017 averaged a double-double last season and will be counted on even more this year.R.J. Barrett, Duke. The athletic freshman has yet to play a game but has already created a buzz and could be the No. 1 overall pick in next year’s NBA draft.Dedric Lawson, Kansas. The former Memphis forward gives the Jayhawks plenty of talent and experience on an otherwise young roster.Ethan Happ, Wisconsin. The Badgers sure are glad this multitalented big man decided to withdraw from the NBA draft. Opponents will not be.Caleb Martin, Nevada. The do-everything forward’s decision to return with twin brother Cody is a big reason the Wolf Pack are being mentioned as a Final Four team.MID-MAJOR MONSTERSNevada. The Muss bus is loaded with talent and is driving toward what could be the best season in program history.Loyola-Chicago. No way the Ramblers and Sister Jean will be overlooked again. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READlast_img read more

Leicester midfielder joins West Brom on loan

first_img LIVING THE DREAM IN DEMAND targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST TRANSFER NEWS Barnes made five appearances for Leicester last season The 20-year-old Foxes academy graduate made his senior debut at Porto in the Champions League in 2016 and also spent time on loan at MK Dons that season.He also made 23 appearances, scoring five times, for Barnsley last campaign before being recalled and featuring five times under Leicester boss Claude Puel in the second half of the season. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Moore is excited about Barnes Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade LATEST 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ center_img REVEALED Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star targets RANKED West Brom have completed the season-long loan signing of Harvey Barnes from Leicester.The midfielder has signed a new four-year deal at the Foxes and has immediately moved to The Hawthorns. Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti moving on “He is an exciting young player – one that I think our supporters will enjoy watching,” Albion boss Darren Moore told the club’s official website.“We’ve got a lot of exciting youngsters at this club and Harvey now adds to that group.“He’s got good experience of the Championship already and I am thrilled at the prospect of him adding his talents to our group. I couldn’t be happier that we have been able to bring him in.” Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer 2last_img read more

‘RURAL SCHOOLS HAMMERED IN EDUCATION CUTS’ – DOHERTY

first_imgEDUCATION Minister Ruairi Quinn has been accused of discriminating against small rural schools in Donegal with an across-the-board cut in funding.Donegal Sinn Féin TD, Pearse Doherty, has hit out at Mr Quinn’s decision today to impose “further cuts” on small rural schools.Deputy Doherty described it as an “appalling decision that will further cripple small rural schools who are reeling from the cuts that were imposed on them in December’s budget.” Deputy Doherty said told donegaldaily.com: “Today’s announcement to partially reverse the cut to Urban Deis schools is to be welcome, however demanding that rural schools take a 3.5% cut to the capitation funding for primary schools in 2012 is appalling.“Many schools already have to fund their running costs through cake sales, voluntary donations from parents and other fundraising activities. This in effect will mean a five euro cut for every child. While some of the larger schools will be able to absorb this cut it will impact deepest on the smaller schools.“In December’s budget the Fine Gale and Labour government launched a full attack on small rural schools, by increasing the number of pupils they require to retain a classroom teacher.“As a result of this change dozens of schools will lose teachers and pupils will be forced into larger multiple classes. Many parents, teachers and concerned citizens will be shocked that the result of their lobbying efforts to have this cut reversed was for the Minister not to reverse the decision but today to impose even greater hardship on these same schools by cutting their funding by 3.5%. Doherty added: “There can be no doubt about it, this government is hell bent to see the closure of schools across rural Ireland. The public must let them know that we will not stand idly by while they toy with our children’s futures.”WHO’S RIGHT? DEPUTY DOHERTY OR MINISTER QUINN? LEAVE YOUR COMMENT BELOW© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights ReservedThe copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law.Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldaily Follow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldaily‘RURAL SCHOOLS HAMMERED IN EDUCATION CUTS’ – DOHERTY was last modified: February 21st, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:’RURAL SCHOOLS HAMMERED IN EDUCATION CUTS’ – DOHERTYdonegaldaily.comPearse Doherty TDruairi quinn tdlast_img read more

ANGER AS COUNCIL WARNS OF COUNTY-WIDE SMOKY COAL BAN

first_imgHARD-pressed families are furious after two ‘country’ shops were banned from selling smoky coal – amid warnings that the fuel will be banned county-wide from next year.Families in the Illistrin and Glenswilly areas are up in arms after their local shops were included in the Letterkenny town area ban brought in earlier this year.Keys of Newmills and Kelly’s of Illistrin are now being forced to sell more expensive smokeless coal – costing €2 per bag more than regular coal. Eugene Kelly from the popular Illistrin shop says customers are angry, because most of them are from the area outside the town or from the Termon and Kilmacrennan areas.But he says he was told there would be “no point” in arguing about the ban – as it would be introduced throughout County Donegal next year.“I was told the town boundary was 100 yards down the road,” said Mr Kelly today.“It is totally ridiculous for people who know where we are and the customers we have. We do of course have many customers from Letterkenny but the majority are from the countryside and villages around here. “Two council officials came along and warned us to stop selling regular coal and we had no choice but to withdraw it from sale.“This is a blow for families around here. When I raised the issue I was told there was no point complaining because there would probably be a ban on smoky coal throughout Donegal from next year; that’s what Phil Hogan wants.” ANGER AS COUNCIL WARNS OF COUNTY-WIDE SMOKY COAL BAN was last modified: September 2nd, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:IllistrinKellys of IllistrinKeysNEWMILLSlast_img read more

JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF MAN ON BURGLARY CHARGES

first_imgA JUDGE has issued a warrant for the arrest of a man accused of being behind a spate of burglaries.A Garda Inspector also expressed concern at the failure of the man’s co-accused to appear in court this week.Seamus Harkin (49) and Teresa Campbell (43) both from 32 Ard Na Glas, Kilmacrennan, face numerous burglary charges. They are accused of burglaries at homes in Glenmenagh, between September 2010 and October 2010.They are also accused of burglaries at two caravans and Eelburn Caravan Park between November 1 and November 4 that year.They also face one charge of theft at Glen on October 30.Harkin also faces one charge of theft at Craoghcross in July 2011.Frank Dorrian, solicitor for Ms Campbell, told Letterkenny District Court that his client had handed in another €500 towards recompensing victims. The total was more than €2,200.He said his client wasn’t in court as she had been ill.However Garda Inspector Goretti Sheridan told Judge Paul Kelly that Ms Campbell had consistently failed to appear before the court.“I see her in Letterkenny all the time,” said Inspector Sheridan.“She’s always in the café Bread & Butter in the town. I see her there.”Harkin’s solicitor Patsy Gallagher confirmed his client was also not in court.Inspector Sheridan applied for a bench warrant for his arrest, saying he hadn’t appeared on a number of occasions.Judge Kelly issued the bench warrant. The case was adjourned until next week.JUDGE ORDERS ARREST OF MAN ON BURGLARY CHARGES was last modified: February 11th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:burgaryFanadkilmacrennanPortsalonrobberieslast_img read more

A Stern lesson

first_imgMe and my kids built a QPR snowman last weekend. We decided against calling it ‘Cisse’ after figuring it would probably take longer than 33 minutes to go into meltdown.The French striker certainly didn’t live up to his surname, shaking Roger Johnson firmly by the throat after the Wolves defender had chopped him down in mid-flight.Much was made of how Cisse’s impulsive reaction was a result of suffering two broken legs in the past.“As Abramovich was pictured standing over a nervous looking Andre Villas-Boas, all that was missing was a black cloak and a large scythe.”It reminded me of my marvellously-named old maths teacher, Mr Stern.A wartime submarine operative, every time he heard the phrase ‘Hit the deck!’ he would instinctively throw himself to the floor.The old boy shared this little secret with us in an off-guard moment and quickly began to wish he hadn’t after spending the rest of our lessons that term picking himself up.In the case of Cisse, you’d have to keep your wits about you if you were behind him in the supermarket – the merest of nudges with your trolley and you’d be picking up your teeth with broken fingers.It had all been going swimmingly up until the Frenchman’s unscheduled departure, then Wolves took a leaf out of his book and grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck to take a vital three points back to the Black Country.I can’t remember the last time I felt quite so miserable leaving Loftus Road – made worse by the fact I was with my little one so had to be content with shouting obscenities in my head, while reassuring her it wasn’t the end of the world.Thankfully within half an hour of getting back, she looked out of the window and uttered those three little words guaranteed to make you forget all your troubles in an instant.. ”It’s snowing, Daddy!”Back in business.Aside from Bobby Zamora’s debut goal, the only other bright note for Rangers fans was the late cameo by Adel Taarabt, back to his mercurial best as he dictated play and peppered Wayne Hennessy’s goal with thunderbolts.With all the marquee signings and his unrewarding trip to Africa, Taarabt was in danger of becoming a forgotten man but he could yet hold the key to QPR’s survival hopes.When the Moroccan was going through a bad patch earlier this season, Joey Barton said: “I came here and was told he was a genius. I have yet to see it.”After Taarabt’s weekend masterclass, the QPR skipper remained curiously tight-lipped, preferring instead to wade into the John Terry row, picking fights with journalists and vowing to go to jail and become a martyr in the name of free speech. So, a typical week in other words.Of course everything in the football world was overshadowed by the resignation of England boss Fabio Capello and the acquittal of Harry Redknapp – the second and third biggest stories of the week after Kop Cat.Redknapp was immediately installed as favourite to land the national job – encapsulated by The Sun headline above a picture of him and the Italian – ‘Arryvederci!’Capello’s demise came after his furious public reaction to the FA’s sacking of his captain John Terry over the alleged racial abuse of Anton Ferdinand at Loftus Road in April.Chelsea fans have refused to acknowledge their skipper’s England demotion, chanting “There’s only one England captain”, during the thrilling 3-3 draw with Manchester United at the Bridge on Sunday.The match itself was arguably the game of the season, with Chelsea racing into a three-goal lead, including a corker from Juan Mata, before Howard Webb finally remembered he was a United fan (I’m joking) and helped to even things up by awarding a couple of penalties.He’s behind you…Before the game, Sir Alex Ferguson gave a pre-match interview while bizarrely dressed in a white polo neck jumper. I was half expecting him to turn to the camera and say: “Welcome to Jazz Club…Nice!”Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reacted to the latest setback by putting in an appearance at the Blues’ training ground.As Abramovich was pictured standing over a nervous looking Andre Villas-Boas, all that was missing was a black cloak and a large scythe.As for the other Manchester-west London clash, City were too strong for Fulham, sweeping Martin Jol’s team aside 3-0.At one stage the flakes were falling so hard at the Etihad there was a danger the game might be called off – until they spotted Mohammed Al-Fayed crouched behind the advertising boards with a portable snow machine.Brentford’s game against Preston didn’t make the cut and further snow on Thursday night put paid to this weekend’s clash with Oldham, leaving frustrated fans on the Griffin Park Grapevine forum forced to make their own entertainment.After exhausting favourite crisp flavours they moved on to how things are different now to the olden days.Supermarkets and squad rotation figured highly but I quite liked ‘Christmas being spoken about before December’ and ‘kids no longer calling their parents’ friends Auntie and Uncle’.Nostalgia, eh? It’s not what it used to be.Follow Chris on Twitterlast_img read more

West Brom v QPR: Vargas starts

first_imgEduardo Vargas is restored to the QPR starting line-up for the game at West Brom, replacing Junior Hoilett. Frankie Sutherland joins fellow R’s youngster Michael Doughty on the substitutes’ bench.West Brom welcome back Chris Brunt from suspension but defender Craig Dawson is serving a one-match ban. West Brom: Myhill, Baird, McAuley, Lescott, Brunt, Gardner, Fletcher, Morrison, Sessegnon, Berahino, Ideye. Subs: Rose, Wisdom, Pocognoli, Olsson, Yacob, Mulumbu, Anichebe. QPR: Green; Isla, Onuoha, Caulker, Yun, Phillips, Barton, Sandro, Vargas, Austin, Zamora. Subs: McCarthy, Hill, Kranjcar, Henry, Hoilett, Doughty, Sutherland.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

South Africa’s R22bn pothole repair programme

first_imgSouth Africa will spend R22-billion over the next three years on a countrywide pothole repair programme that is expected to create 70 000 jobs in its first year.S’hamba Sonke is a R22 billion nationwide programme to fix potholes on major road networks. (Image: Pixabay)Brand South Africa reporterIn partnership with all nine provinces, the programme – dubbed S’hamba Sonke, Moving Together – will improve access to schools, clinics and other social and economic opportunities by drastically upgrading the secondary roads network and repairing potholes throughout the country.The project will be modelled on the Department of Transport’s Zibambele (“doing it ourselves”) initiative, which involves routine road maintenance using labour-intensive methods in which a family or household is contracted through a provincial department to maintain a specific length of road on a part-time basis.Road engineers and superintendents will be deployed all over the network to identify potholes and implement infrastructure maintenance.Speaking at the launch of the programme in Durban on Monday, Transport Minister Sibusiso Ndebele said a national project management unit would be in place by the end of April.Provinces have until the end of May to establish their management units, and are expected to report to the Transport Department every month on the programme’s implementation.“We will monitor the creation of jobs and expenditure to ensure emerging contractors are created in numbers,” Ndebele said.R6.4-billion will be spent on the initiative in 2011/12, 7.5-billion in 2012/13 and R8.2-billion in 2013/14, the entire amount having been “ring-fenced for the maintenance of roads,” Ndebele said. “The provincial roads maintenance grant is a conditional grant dedicated to road maintenance.”For 2011/12, the money will be allocated as follows: Kwazulu-Natal R1.2-billion, Eastern Cape R1-billion, Mpumalanga R1-billion, Limpopo R934-million, Gauteng R566-million, Free State R447-million, Western Cape R411-million, Northern Cape R308-million, and North West province R501-million.KwaZulu-Natal has identified the corridors between Nongoma, Dabhazi, Hlambanyathi and Hlabisa, and between Eshowe, Ntumeni, Kranskop and Vryheid as the province’s anchor road projects.These projects will support the province’s Tale of Four Cities initiative, which aims to connect Ulundi, Richards Bay, Pietermaritzburg and Durban.Similar programmes are being rolled out by the other eight provinces. In Mpumalanga, the projects have targeted maintenance of 42 kilometres of the R33 between Stoffberg and Belfast at a cost of R24-million, and a 40km road from White River to Ntsikazi at a cost of R16-million.In Gauteng, there is a project to reseal the N14 from Krugersdorp to Klieveskraal at a cost of R55.8-million, the Ben Schoeman highway to the N1 at R10-million, as well as upgrading an 8.54km stretch of the P126 (M1) at a cost of R1-million.South Africa’s total road network is about 747 000km, the longest network of roads of any African country. (Image: Brand South Africa)Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

University of the People offers online education for all

first_imgUniversity of the People president (UoPeople) and founder, Shai Reshef, is in South Africa to offer at least 100 deserving high school students scholarships to the university. President Shai Reshef in Haiti. So far, students from 138 countries have been accepted into the university, with 1 000 more expected from Africa in 2014. Classes are held online, and are small, with just 20-30 students per class.(Images: Shai Reshef)MEDIA CONTACTS• Kirsty Thompson Integrate Marketing CommunicationsWatt Communications+27 11 425 6290RELATED ARTICLES• Education in South Africa • Zuma: South Africa to meet 2015 education goal • South Africa prioritises quality education • Unisa stands proud at 140 years • South Africa’s mother tongue education challengeMelissa Jane CookUniversity of the People president (UoPeople) and founder, Shai Reshef, is in South Africa to offer at least 100 deserving high school students scholarships to the university.The University of the People is a non-profit, tuition-free, online university that provides tertiary education to qualified high school graduates.Reshef says, “University is expensive and there are a lot of factors that can deny an individual access, including financial, geographic, societal, or personal constraints.”Earlier this year, UoPeople announced a drive to expand its footprint by reaching out to African students.Commemorating International Youth Day on August 12, Microsoft announced that the university would be its first implementing partner for its 4Afrika scholarship programme, which, in addition to providing funds for students at UoPeople, will provide mentorship, leadership and technical training, certification, and employment opportunities for at least 1 000 promising African students.Microsoft employees will mentor students, who can expect internships and job opportunities within the company and its more than 10 000 partners across Africa.“We are also seeking out other corporations that may take up the challenge to sponsor more students in Africa and we anticipate that South Africa will be a major source country for our scholarship programmes,” said Reshef.So far, students from 138 countries have been accepted into the university, with 1 000 more expected from Africa in 2014. Classes are held online, and are small, with just 20-30 students per class.Reshef says, “University of the People is opening its doors to South African students and is engaging with many other corporates and funding institutions to implement similar programmes, which will level the playing field for talented young African minds who might not otherwise have the resources, enabling them to have access to education and skills for accelerated economic development in Africa.”Education to change the worldFounded in 2009, UoPeople has partnered with several corporates, and educational institutions such as Yale University for research, and New York University, to accept students. The university works with Microsoft on scholarships and has access to its certificate programmes, mentoring, internships and employment opportunities; and with Hewlett-Packard (HP) for general support, scholarships for women, and internships.Reshef admits there “are not enough women in these programmes. Only about 25% are women and in sub-Saharan Africa, only about 10%. HP and Microsoft are very supportive of women joining the online programmes”.The organisation has gained widespread support from leading academics with its President’s Council chaired by New York University President John Sexton and including Oxford Vice-Chancellor Sir Colin Lucas; rector emeritus of the Academy of Paris, Michèle Gendreau-Massaloux; and Berkeley Chancellor Nicholas Dirks, among others. The university is also supported by The Gates Foundation, the Carnegie Corporation, the Hewlett Foundation and companies such as Google, Western Union and Estée Lauder. Its page on social networking site Facebook has more than a million supporters.“Increasing access to post-secondary education in Africa will create a significant impact on the African youth. By empowering them to be the future generation leaders of their communities, countries and the continent, equipped with world-class education, we believe they will be able to take Africa to its rightful place on the world stage” says Reshef.Named a top 100 Global Thinker of 2012 by Foreign Policy magazine, Reshef has 20 years’ experience in education entrepreneurship. He has been named one of business magazine Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business, joined the United Nations’s information technology development department as a high-level advisor, was selected by the Huffington Post readership as an Ultimate Game Changer in Education, and nominated as one of technology magazine Wired’s 50 People Changing the World.Reshef says: “I want to impact the world through education. If you educate one individual you can change a life; if you educate many you can change the world.”Reshef says that by 2025 more than one million people will be deprived of education as there are not enough facilities, and no place for prospective candidates, but that everything needed to make higher learning accessible is available on the internet; “There is no better invention than online studying – the ability to enable people and offer education for all.“There is no discrimination at this university, there is room for everyone. It’s a viable option that can suit many that are unable to be on a tertiary campus.”last_img read more

ReadWriteWeb Events Guide, 16 January 2010

first_img27 – 28 January 2010: Amsterdam, The NetherlandsEnterprise Social 2.0: Rip or ROI?This senior executive event will bring together decision makers from the Top Fortune companies to discuss innovative strategies on how to maximise business performance through social media engagement. The event will include keynote speeches, best-practice presentations as well as interactive discussion sessions.The summit will provide excellent opportunities for you to hear international experts discuss best practices on how to drive business performance using Web 2.0 and social media. Key issues to be discussed include: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The Online Community Unconference East is a gathering of online community professionals – managers, developers, business people, tool providers, investors – to discuss experience and strategies in the development and growth of online communities. As we have found with our past events, the best source of information on all of these challenges is other knowledgeable practitioners. The event runs from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Digital Sandbox.11 February 2010: New York CityNYC Venture Capital and Angel ShowcaseFundingPost is hosting a VC showcase where 20-plus VC funds and angel groups will be exhibiting their firms during a great cocktail party setting. Each fund will have their own table setup for the sole purpose of meeting great new companies.Additionally, there will be an optional pitching workshop from 2:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The cost to participate in the workshop will be $400. This workshop includes the $125 ticket to the event, and a 1/4 page listing in the Venture Guide Magazine. This event is sponsored by Credit Suisse, and takes place at One Madison Avenue, from 6-9:15 p.m.18 February 2010: Silicon Valley, CaliforniaFuture of FundingActive limited partners, top rated venture capitalists, and successful entrepreneurs are invited to Silicon Valley on February 18, 2010 to discuss the Future of Funding. The venture capital bubble has burst, and change is coming. Now is the time to have a constructive dialog about the future with all of the stakeholders at the table.Don’t miss the opportunity to partake in this exclusive event hosted by TheFunded. Please visit www.futureoffunding.com to see speaker and event details.ReadWriteWeb readers use the code “RWW” and get 10% off.15 – 16 March 2010: London, England2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum — LondonThe 2nd Annual Social Networking World Forum takes place at the Olympia Conference Centre in London. The two-day event features four dedicated conference streams: Social Networking World ForumEnterprise social mediaSocial TV World ForumMobile Social Networking ForumThe event features key speakers from global brands, organizations, social networking publishers and developers, pioneering social media leaders, top agencies, content producers, and more.Full workshop program within exhibition areaEvening networking receptionPre-show online meeting planner for delegatesFree pass for exhibition only7 – 9 April 2010: Sydney, AustraliaConnectNowConnectNow brings together international specialists and thought leaders in social media, emerging technologies and their intersection with business. Learn how the realtime web, location based services, augmented reality, ubiquitous computing and personalised services are changing marketing and communications. Understand the importance of trust in relationship marketing and what is “social currency”. For more info email info@connectnow.net.au. January is half over but there’s still plenty of events to catch. In the next two weeks, London, San Francisco and Amsterdam will be home to a variety of tech-related seminars and conferences. Keep up to date with ReadWriteWeb’s weekly events guide by downloading the entire calendar in iCal format or importing it into your Google Calendar. You can also import individual events using the link beside each entry.Know of an event taking place that should appear here? Let us know in the comments below or contact us.20 January 2010: LondonNew Digital Revenue Streams SeminarMadgex and Abacus e-Media are hosting a free seminar that will offer advice and case studies from media organisations that have successfully created a direct impact on profit margins. The event is supported by the Association of Online Publishers (AOP) and Haymarket-owned Brand Republic, and will feature speakers, including David Archer, CEO of Scottish Television.The breakfast seminar takes place at the Council Chambers, Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London from 8.30-11 a.m. (registration and breakfast from 8.15 a.m.). To register, book here or email marleen.kinder@madgex.com.26 January 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaCatalyst ConferenceVator.tv, a leading platform for entrepreneurs and innovators to broadcast themselves, and provider of news and information through VatorNews, and Girls in Tech, a social network enterprise focused on education and empowerment of influential women in technology, are seeking five women-led startups across any stage to present at the Catalyst Conference on January 26, 2010 at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco. To be one of the five, join the Catalyst competition today and win the chance to present. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 11 May 2010: San Francisco, CaliforniaFinovateSpringFinovateSpring 2010 will again showcase the most cutting-edge financial and banking technology innovations to Silicon Valley and the world. With Finovate’s signature mix of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) from handpicked companies and intimate networking time with their executives, this conference packs a ton of unique value into a single day.Come see the cutting edge of banking and financial technology and network with hundreds of the leading financial executives, venture capitalists, press, industry analysts, bloggers and fintech entrepreneurs. Early bird registration rates are available.5 October 2010: New York CityFinovateFallFinovateFall will return to Manhattan on Tuesday, October 5 to showcase dozens of the biggest and most innovative new ideas in financial and banking technology from established leaders and hot young companies. The Fall event is the original and largest Finovate and features a single day packed with our special blend of short, fast-paced onstage demos (no slides are allowed) and intimate networking time with top executives from the innovative demoing companies.FinovateFall is a unique chance to see the future of finance and banking before your competition and find the edge you need in today’s market. Early bird registration rates are available.Download this entire events calendar in iCal format. 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