first_imgBrentford have made three changes for the visit of Wolves, with striker Marco Djuricin handed a rare start.The Austrian replaces Lasse Vibe, while Sergi Canos comes in for Konstantin Kerschbaumer, who drops to the bench.Right-back Maxime Colin is missing from the squad, so Nico Yennaris moves back from midfield, allowing Chelsea loanee John Swift to return. Centre-back Yoann Barbet is available again after serving a one-match ban but Jack O’Connell keeps his place.Wolves welcome back Kortney Hause, who has recovered from a hamstring injury picked up in October, and he replaces Dominic Iorfa in defence.Kevin McDonald and Nathan Byrne start, with George Saville and Tommy Rowe dropping out.Brentford: Button; Yennaris, Dean, O’Connell, Bidwell; McEachran, Woods; Canos, Judge, Swift; Djuricin.Subs: Bonham, Clarke, Barbet, Kerschbaumer, Saunders, Hofmann, Vibe.Wolves: Ikeme; Doherty, Batth (c), Ebanks-Landell, Hause; Coady, McDonald, van La Parra, Byrne; Mason, Sigurdarson.Subs: Martinez, Iorfa, Rowe, Price, Saville, Hunte, Le Fondre.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — There was a lot more hurting than just the Raiders pride Sunday after their previously encouraging run defense found itself trampled by Dalvin Cook and the Minnesota Vikings.Three of the Raiders’ four linebackers, Vontaze Burfict (elbow), Nicholas Morrow (calf) and Marquel Lee left for extended periods of time because of injuries. The Minnesota Vikings broke the Raiders’ will to such a point that they never even attempted a forward pass in the fourth quarter en route to a …last_img read more

first_imgThe South African financial system continued to be sound during the first half of the year, according to the latest edition of the Financial Stability Review, released by the SA Reserve Bank (SARB).The publication, which focuses on the six months to June 2007, is part of SARB’s efforts to encourage debate on financial stability issues and enhance the understanding of the financial system by highlighting its strengths and weaknesses.According to the Financial Stability Review, the resilience of financial markets globally was severely tested during the past few months following the widespread impact of negative developments in the United States’ housing market, and the subprime mortgage market in particular.Global markets generally experienced considerable volatility and illiquidity and there are signs that borrowers will face tighter terms and conditions, which could harm global economic growth.Emerging market economies in general have proven to be resilient to the financial market turmoil following the subprime crisis, SARB said it review.South African financial institutions have very little exposure to the United States’ subprime lending industry or to securities with subprime loans as underlying assets. Any direct impact of the subprime mortgage turmoil on the South African financial system is likely to be negligible.Based on an analysis of selected financial soundness indicators, SARB found that the South African financial system remained sound during the period under review. Overall confidence in the financial services sector remained high and confidence in the banking sector was confirmed by the high level of the retail banking confidence index.SARB believes that South African banks were well capitalised, but the country’s banking sector remained highly concentrated. The insurance industry remained strong although there are concerns about deteriorating profitability and a high loss ratio. Despite strong growth in household indebtedness the financial position of households remained sound given strong growth in disposable income and financial assets.The moderation in the level of activity in the residential property market continued and could be extended further by the relatively high level of household debt that is limiting the ability of households to accumulate more debt.The review concluded that the South African financial regulatory system is undergoing continuous change and legislative reform in an effort to maintain an appropriate level of financial regulation.Useful linksSA Reserve Bank: www.reservebank.co.zalast_img read more

first_imgAfter becoming a household name in South Africa as the lovable Bart in the SABC2 soap drama 7de Laan, actor Neil Sandilands is set to become a household name in the United States, landing regular roles in The 100 and a new series, Hap & Leonard.South African actor Neil Sandilands, best known for his role in the soapie 7de Laan is currently starring in two US television series. (Image: Sundance Channel)CD AndersonSandilands went to Los Angeles in 2007 to try his luck on the notoriously competitive acting circuit. In 2010, he featured in an episode of House MD, but soon ran out of luck. Returning to South Africa to star in a number of popular Afrikaans films, including the award-winning drama Die Ballade van Robbie de Wee, he returned to Hollywood in 2014, determined to make his mark.<br/>NEIL SANDILANDS REEL from Neil Sandilands on Vimeo.“I had to revert to other disciplines such as directing and post-production and sometimes built fences for my neighbours or some other unmentionable activities to simply keep the wolf at bay,” Sandilands told News24.ICYMI: “The 100′ Casts Neil Sandilands in Recurring Role for Season 3 http://t.co/SUk8Q8gtKz pic.twitter.com/VezmmJaopD— Twilightish (@Twilightish) July 24, 2015In January 2015, he had a recurring role on the 1980s-themed spy drama The Americans, which helped to boost his CV. From that, he landed two more regular roles on the teen sci-fi drama The 100 and a new series produced by Robert Redford’s Sundance TV channel called Hap & Leonard. It starts on 2 March 2016 in the US.While Sandilands struggled with rejection in Hollywood, describing the casting process as an “unforgiving craft”, his slow-burning tenacity has eventually paid off. “There’s no manual,” he explains about being an unknown actor in the Hollywood casting machine. “It is an inexact, non-verifiable science. I simply try to give it my all and be as best prepared as possible. I’m always off-book (not reading from the script). if you strike out on 99 half-truths, you may just sneak one moment of clarity past them.” Which is how he got the role on The 100.The 100Neil Sandilands – The 100 from Neil Sandilands on Vimeo.In The 100, a series about delinquent teenagers sent back to Earth 97 years after the apocalypse, Sandilands plays the role of Titus, political adviser and mythological flame-keeper of the Grounder organisation. He stars alongside other regular TV character actors such as Isaiah Washington (Grey’s Anatomy) and Paige Turco (Person of Interest).Reaction to Sandilands’ appearance on The 100 on South African television last month ignited Twitter, proving how popular his character on 7de Laan was locally:@njwsandilands when i saw your first episode of @cwthe100 me and my brother both shouted at the same time: Bart! Van 7deLaan! #SArepresent— Elle (@eldenelotter) February 16, 2016Watching #the100 and wondering why Titus looks so familiar and then it hit me.. Dis Bart van 7de Laan! @njwsandilands made me happy — Melissa Jaftha (@MelissaJaftha) March 2, 2016Big ups to “Bart” from 7de Laan a.k.a Neil Sandilands, fellow South African actor in #The100 Good job bra! #Proud— Ünçencøred Being (@CjUnicornLv) February 5, 2016Sandilands hopes that the show, now in its third season, will be renewed for a fourth and that his character’s pivotal role will remain relevant. “The show has grown exponentially (with a good social media presence). It has become hugely successful cult television,” says Sandilands.Hap & LeonardNeil Sandilands Hap & Leonard from Neil Sandilands on Vimeo.As the newest series for independent film and television network Sundance TV, Hap & Leonard is already gaining interest and industry buzz as one of the more innovative and well written TV dramas. Based on the cult books by Joe R Lansdale, described as “Elmore Leonard in Texas”, the show follows the adventures of two wise-cracking, crime-fighting best friends in the Lone Star State in the 1970s.Yes, meet the Crew!!!! Tomorrow night. #HapAndLeonard #SundanceTV. Season Premiere. Retweet the crap outa this. https://t.co/1MfQxuamJq— neil sandilands (@njwsandilands) March 1, 2016Sandilands plays Paco, a disfigured radical hippie on the run from the FBI who joins the two main characters in a search for sunken treasure. The cast includes Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Michael Kenneth Williams (Boardwalk Empire). Sandilands is looking forward to seeing the show challenge the already crowded and ever-evolving television narrative culture brought on by the rise of Netflix and HBO.Paco in the making. #hap&leonard #neilsandilands #Sundance #JR Lansdale. pic.twitter.com/h2tPMlkJmI— neil sandilands (@njwsandilands) May 28, 2015But would Sandilands consider returning to South Africa to star in local productions, and help the film and television industry operate on the same standard?“Absolutely,” he concludes, “it remains the work I am most naturally suited to do. (South Africa) is my motherland, Afrikaans is the tongue of my mother.”Neil Sandilands at the SundanceTV “Hap and Leonard” premiere party in NYC. #HapAndLeonard https://t.co/ctqWX2RI9K pic.twitter.com/TCoJ9oDs8n— Portroids (@portroids) February 27, 2016Source: News24Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest America’s dairy farmers are struggling through a round of low milk prices across the country as dairy prices have fallen from recent record highs in 2014.“Dairy farmers all around the world are suffering and various governments are looking at what they can do, including the U.S. government,” said Chris Galen, Senior Vice President of Communications for the National Milk Producers Federation. “We’re supportive of some efforts that have been initiated here by some key members of Congress to ask USDA if there is anything else that can be done to help farmers during this difficult time.”It’s a worldwide phenomenon, as lower milk prices around the world can have a direct effect on milk prices across America. Lower international demand is one key factor driving the lower prices.“China, which was a major buyer a few years ago, suddenly turned the welcome mat upside down and decided they didn’t need as much,” Galen said. “We’re still selling some products to China, but not at nearly the rate we have been in recent times.”At the same time Russia, which had been a major export destination for dairy products from Europe, decided that it was going to cut off cheese and other products from Europe as a result of some geopolitical situations in the Ukraine. That left a large number of dairy products searching for a new home.Dairy farmers also decided to expand their herds two years ago when prices were still high. If you combine the two factors of lower demand and higher production, serious price pressure is expected. But Galen said there are some indications that supply and demand are beginning to balance out.“Milk production in the U.S. has been quite moderate over the last six to 12 months and even in Europe, where they took quotas off and production increased, that bump up is beginning to decline,” Galen said. “On the demand side, our markets are actually in pretty good shape. We’ve seen increased demand for things like cheese and even milk with higher fat levels, but it takes a long time to work through some of those inventories.”last_img read more

first_imgJeff Horn. INQUIRER PHOTO/ROY LUARCABRISBANE, Australia—If trainer Glenn Rushton’s grand description of  Jeff Horn turns out to be true, then Manny Pacquiao is in for a brutal tussle on July 2.A punishing 10-week training camp, according to Rushton, has turned Horn into a fighting machine. Somebody with “hands like steel, body like granite,” and with “the strength of an ox.”ADVERTISEMENT With both Pacquiao and Horn wielding a heavy hand, said there’s a good chance of a stoppage late in the fight.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rushton said he’s hoping that Pacquiao will bring his A-game into the “Battle of Brisbane” at the 52,500-seat Suncorp Stadium because Horn will definitely be at his best form ever.After studying hundreds of tapes of Pacquiao’s previous fights, especially against the likes of Ricky Hatton, Oscar dela Hoya and Juan Manuel Marquez, Rushton has meticulously crafted a secret 10-point plan against Pacquiao.Rushton said if Horn will be able to follow the plan to the letter, and be on his toes every second of the 12-round bout, the former school teacher will be able to hurdle Pacquiao and shock the world.Rushton liked Pacquiao-Horn to a collision between an unstoppable force (Pacquiao) and an immovable object (Horn).And with Horn in terrific shape, Horn promises a much better fight than Pacquiao versus Jessie Vargas, Pacquiao against Timothy Bradley and Pacquiao against Juan Manuel Marquez.ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano to unmask people behind ‘smear campaign’ vs him, SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Horn to take leaf out of Marquez book vs Pacquiao WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken MOST READcenter_img What ‘missteps’? Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Rushton, a self-made millionaire and mixed martial arts expert, also said during Horn’s media workout at the gym inside his mansion, that he hasn’t seen anybody really hurt Horn in the ring.Not even during his amateur days where Horn represented Australia in both the World Championships and the 2012 Olympics.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAnd not in the pro ranks, where Horn holds a 16-0-1 record with 11 knockouts.In addition, Rushton swears that Horn has the will and the heart to give trouble to anybody, including Pacquiao. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ 1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View commentslast_img read more