Hughes welcomes Huth injury news

first_img “He found an issue with the knee that needed addressing and repairing and that’s been done. By all accounts prior to the operation, the best-case scenario was what we found. “Thankfully, if everything goes well, he could be back in three or four weeks. “Knowing Robert, he continues to surprise me in terms of how well he gets back from little niggles and he will always put his hand up if there’s any opportunity to play. “That’s a great trait that he has. Maybe in the past it has been to his detriment because he’s probably played and compromised himself.” Huth’s deputy was Marc Muniesa, whose Premier League debut did not go as he would have hoped. Hughes must now decide whether to stick with the former Barcelona man against Cardiff. Full-back Geoff Cameron plays at centre-back for the United States and could move into the centre, while Marc Wilson is another option. Hughes was keen not to blame Huth’s absence for the scoreline, saying: “It’s too easy and too convenient to say that because we didn’t have Robert, that was the reason we got beat. Stoke boss Mark Hughes welcomed the news Robert Huth could be back before Christmas after going under the knife. “There were other parts of our game we didn’t execute well enough. You’ll always miss Robert’s experience and his presence, and he comes across to the opposition as a huge barrier to overcome. “I thought Marc did okay. I thought it was important that I tested Marc at Premier League level. “Obviously Brek Shea got a little bit bit of the game as well, so it was a case of making sure everybody has an understanding of the Premier League. We’ve got lots of games coming up so we’re going to have to use everybody. “Marc certainly wasn’t the reason we got beaten, I thought he was one of our better performers in the back four. We just need to be a little bit better collectively.” Stoke are also expected to be without forward Marko Arnautovic, who is still recovering from a hamstring strain, while striker Jonathan Walters is a doubt with a thigh problem. Remarkably, the Republic of Ireland international has started Stoke’s last 102 Premier League games. Whoever plays, Hughes is confident the side will react in the right way to their Goodison Park mauling. The Welshman felt the timing of the goals was the biggest factor, with Everton opening the scoring just before half-time and then adding a second four minutes after the break. “There are key moments and periods in games where you have to make sure you’re nice and solid,” he said. “Everton on the day were probably better than us and deserved to win. The scoreline didn’t make great reading for us but that was because we were trying to get into the game and they hit us on the break. “We’ll get a response on Wednesday. It’s a key game for us, a big opportunity to get more points on the board and we’re looking forward to it. “We’ve had a good reaction. They were a little bit quiet on Monday but that’s understandable because we were disappointed. They’ve trained well the last couple of days and now the key is that we pick ourselves up and get going again.” Stoke ended a run of eight league games without a win by beating Sunderland in their most recent outing at the Britannia Stadium and go into Wednesday’s clash level on points with Cardiff just above the relegation zone. The key defender had exploratory knee surgery and was badly missed as the Potters lost 4-0 at Everton last Saturday. Hughes said: “We’re really pleased. It’s as good as we could have hoped for. We didn’t know the extent of the injury until the surgeon actually went in and had a look. Press Associationlast_img read more

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The Top 50 Most Valuable South African Brands announcement by Brand Finance in partnership with Brand South Africa

first_imgJohannesburg, Thursday 04 July 2019 – Brand South Africa in partnership with Brand Finance are preparing to announce The Top 50 Most Valuable South African Brands at the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), on Thursday 11 July 2019.The highly anticipated annual announcement of The Top 50 Most Valuable South African Brands, goes through an evaluation process that is conducted by Brand Finance Africa, based on the Royalty Relief methodology to brand valuation.“Corporate brands are instrumental in strengthening a country’s reputation and image domestically and internationally. The announcement also encourages potential investors to consider a country as an investment destination. We look forward to celebrating our leading brands. South Africa’s global competitiveness continues to improve because of the confidence portrayed by our brands,” said Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Stakeholder; Ms Mpumi Mabuza.Brand South Africa will facilitate requests for interviews.last_img read more

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One worker dead after being trapped in derailed train in Manitoba

first_imgTHOMPSON, Man. – A railway worker has died and another suffered serious injuries after rescuers spent hours trying to free them from the wreckage of a derailment in northern Manitoba.The Arctic Gateway Group, which recently purchased the Hudson Bay Railway, said in a statement that authorities have confirmed the death, adding that a second employee sustained serious injuries from the wreck south of Thompson on Saturday evening.RCMP said the man who died was 38 and was from The Pas, Man. The man who survived is 59 and is also from The Pas, police said, noting his injuries were life-threatening.“On behalf of the entire Arctic Gateway Group, and all of our employees, our hearts go out to the families of these dedicated employees,” Murad Al-Katib of AGT Foods, one of the group’s partners, said in a statement.The company said the train had three locomotives and several dozen railcars, some of which were carrying liquefied petroleum.It said that based on information it has received, it believes that none of the railcars has been compromised and there doesn’t appear to be any environmental danger.Deputy Chief Selby Brown said the workers were trapped in the train for hours as first responders worked into the early hours of Sunday morning trying to free them.He said the train went off the tracks on a washed-out trestle bridge in a swampy area at about 6:30 p.m.The Arctic Gateway Group is a public-private consortium which bought the Hudson Bay Railway earlier this month from U.S.-based Omnitrax. Sections of the railway north of the derailment washed out in 2017 and Omnitrax had refused to make repairs, claiming the line was been losing money for years and would cost tens of millions of dollars to fix.The railway is the only land link to Churchill, Man., a community of about 900 people on the shores of Hudson Bay, and crews have been working since the sale to try to reopen the connection before winter.“We have said repeatedly that we will not compromise speed for safety and this is a stark reminder for us as we repair the northern section of the rail line to Churchill,” Al-Katib noted in the company’s statement.Police said that officers were flown to the crash site, more than 500 kilometres north of Winnipeg, on Saturday evening and remained on scene until rescue personnel and specialized equipment could be brought in.RCMP said that Transport Canada will investigate the derailment with assistance from police.The Arctic Gateway Group said it is co-operating with the emergency services teams on site and will also be conducting a full internal review to determine the cause of the derailment.The names of the workers were not released and the company said police were still notifying families on Sunday.last_img read more

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DEPUTY GOVERNOR SPEAKS OF STREAMLINING GOVERNMENT SERVICES

first_img DEPUTY GOVERNOR PROMISES MORE EFFICIENT SERVICE IN GOVERNMENT TCI European Union money could be lost due to UK referendum on membership Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, September 1, 2016 – Deputy Governor, Her Excellency, Anya Williams says her office is preparing to take on the challenges required to streamline government services. This goal, which is often touted but remains elusive to now, is poised to face reform and consolidation, promised the DG.There was stirring applause from the room when the DG remarked that the ONe Stop Shop needs greater efficiency and fluidity; ‘not be a one stop’, but a place where because of consolidation of all TCIG requirements, businesses can get to business more expeditiously. Related Items:anya williams, streamlining government services Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Dames is first Hospitality Herolast_img read more

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Local animal center warns of possible coyote encounters as weather heats up

first_img June 13, 2019 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The Helen Woodward Animal Center warned San Diego County residents Thursday to watch out for coyotes as the weather gets warmer, an announcement spurred by multiple coyote attacks and encounters in recent weeks.According to the shelter, coyote encounters may have increased recently due to hotter seasonal weather, housing development and last year’s fire season. In the last week, the shelter has received reports of three pets killed by coyotes and several more encounters and close calls.One such close call came late last month when the shelter received a report of a dog in the Creekside and Brengle Terrace neighborhoods being constantly chased by several coyotes. Local Realtor Babs Fry, who also runs a nonprofit that rescues hard-to-catch pets, secured the dog, nicknamed Roadrunner, and brought him to the shelter.“We were concerned that Roadrunner may have been bitten and would require rabies shots and months of down time, but he was one of the lucky ones who managed to escape without incident,” said Madison Hughes, the shelter’s animal health supervisor.Residents are advised to avoid leaving pet food or water outside overnight and to constantly supervise pets while they’re outdoors. The shelter also suggested keeping cats inside overnight, walking dogs on a leash at all times and bringing a whistle or bear spray on walks or hikes to ward off coyotes.If residents do cross paths with a coyote, they should make loud noises and throw things at the animal rather than running from it, according to shelter officials. They said the goal should be to deter the coyote from coming back, especially if its spotted in a residential area. Posted: June 13, 2019 KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Local animal center warns of possible coyote encounters as weather heats up KUSI Newsroom last_img read more

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