Henderson Global Investors appoints German property head

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Christmas Recipe: Sorrel

first_imgSorrel is a Jamaican Christmas tradition that every Caribbean knows about. The sorrel flower is in full bloom at Christmas time in Jamaica. It has a deep red color and unique flavor enhanced with spices, lemon juice and rum (which can be omitted) Both fresh or dried sorrel can be used, whichever is easiest to find. If you’re using fresh sorrel, simply double the amount used in this recipe. This recipe will provide you with 10 cups.What you’ll need:2 ½ cups dried sorrel3 oz fresh ginger, grated5 pimento berries10 cups boiling water2 cups sugar2 Tbsp lemon juice¾ cup white rumWhat to do:1. Place sorrel, ginger and pimento berries in a large pot or mixing bowl2. Pour boiling water over the ingredients; stir and place in fridge overnight to steep3. Using a large strainer, pour the steeped liquid into another container; use a spoon to squeeze more liquid out of the sorrel4. Add sugar, lemon juice and rum to sorrel and stir until sugar has dissolvedlast_img read more

Tottenham told to forget about signing Bayer Leverkusen star

first_imgBayer Leverkusen have told Tottenham to forget about signing striker Stefan Kiessling.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino revealed this week that he is chasing attacking reinforcements during the January transfer window to ease the burden on Harry Kane.That has led to speculation Tottenham may swoop for Kiessling, who has scored 50 Bundelisga goals in the past three seasons.However, Bayer Leverkusen boss Roger Schmidt has now poured cold water on that rumour and vowed to keep the Germany international.“This topic is zero per cent for both Stefan and myself,” Schmidt told Sport1.??“We have already lost many players in the summer who played here for a long time and it created a small problem in the first half of the season.“I am not at all thinking about selling the next experience player [in January] again.” 1 Stefan Kiessling last_img read more

Video: Freeman on Mandela Day

first_imgActor Morgan Freeman, who played the part of Nelson Mandela in Clint Eastwood’s film Invictus, talks about his love for the great man, and why he believes Mandela Day, 18 July, is important for humanity.Click arrow to play video.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img

Oscar and the photo of the witness

first_img“We would never consciously undermine our own efforts over the past ten years.” From the eNCA apology (Image: eNCA) • Pistorius trial: open justice or trial by media? • A media guide to the Oscar Pistorius trial •The media and open justice • South Africa’s justice system • Laureus honour for Blade RunnerSulaiman PhilipWinning the right to broadcast the Oscar Pistorius trial came with clearly defined restrictions, one of which prevented the media from showing the faces or publishing photographs of witnesses who had not consented to being filmed.Judge Dunstan Mlambo’s ruling was hailed as a balancing act between press freedom and individuals’ rights by some, and as censorship by others.On the second day of the trial that ruling was put to the test. Patrick Conroy, head of news at eNCA, had checked with the court clerk for permission to use a photo of witness Michelle Burger that had appeared in two Afrikaans newspapers. The argument Conroy and eNCA put forward was that showing a picture of Burger with the caption – “On the stand: Michelle Burger, Pistorius’s neighbour” – to accompany the audio feed as she testified was not a violation of the judge’s order.But a fuming Gerrie Nel, the prosecutor, reminded Conroy that the state interpreted the ruling to mean that any image of a witness, no matter the source, would breach the spirit and intent of the earlier ruling. Nel told the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper that eNCA originally wanted to use a photograph of Burger taken outside the court. “The court said no. They still went ahead and did it using a photo they found somewhere else.”Attorney Pamela Stein does not read the ruling as narrowly. A media specialist and partner at the firm Webber Wentzel, as well as a co-author of the newly released Practical Guide to Media Law Handbook, says: “If I were advising eNCA I would have told them to go ahead and publish the photo. The picture was not taken while the witness was on the stand. The court’s control extends only as far as the door of the court.”Confusion around the interpretation of Judge Mlambo’s ruling comes from the wording used – no images of witnesses if they did not provide permission. The newspapers, Beeld and Die Burger, and eNCA argued that his ruling forbade images taken inside the court while testimony was being given. This is a longstanding concession between the media and the justice system.Conroy argued that the legal advice the news group got was in line with this understanding, before conceding in an apology on the channel’s website: “But, on reflection, this was a bad judgement call on our part and we accept that it did not accord with the spirit of the court order.”Trial judge Thokozile Masipa strengthened the ruling by saying any image of a witness who did not want their face shown, was now off limits. She went on to warn the media: “If you do not behave, you will not be treated with soft gloves.”In an editorial, South Africa’s The Times newspaper said: “At the heart of yesterday’s controversy was the weakness of the Mlambo judgment. The judge shied away from either opening the courtroom to broadcasters or keeping them out altogether. By choosing a middle route, he has opened the way for confusion and, as occurred yesterday, unwise rulings that threaten media freedoms and extend the procedural authority of judges beyond courtrooms and on to the streets.”This is not the first time that photographs have caused an uproar in the matter. A year ago, crime scene photos from Pistorius’s Silver Lakes home were leaked. At the time, the original investigating officer told the English newspaper Sunday People that he knew of police officers who were being offered large sums of money for photographs taking in the house.Even Blade Nzimande, the general secretary of the South African Communist Party, waded into the controversy. He wrote in Umsebenzi, the SACP magazine: “Even worse, the sentiment coming across is that it is Pistorius’s rights that have been violated and not those of the Steenkamp family and of Reeva, whose blood is literally splashed in that footage! Sanef [South African National Editors’ Forum] is dead silent on these matters. And it is also the rights of a man that are elevated above those of a woman. In fact, this patriarchal and elitist message has come to characterise the voluminous media coverage of this matter, especially by eNCA on 4 June 2013 and before that!”The intent of eNCA at the beginning of the trial, in the words of journalist Karen Maughan, was to give clear-headed insights into the workings of the South African judiciary. The channel’s top legal reporter wrote: “coverage so far has been tainted by inaccuracy and sensation. The good and the bad of our justice system in South Africa will be on display. We will cover this trial honestly, calmly and fairly.”With 80 accredited journalist filling the courtroom and the overflow area, and another 200 filling a room outside the court, all looking for exclusive content, it was inevitable that the line of what was permissible was going to be tested.As blogger Akanyang Africa wrote in his blog: “Of course I know that this [Judge Mlambo’s restrictions] would have been seen by many as being the worst censorship in as far as press freedom is concerned. But rights have limitations too and by putting this condition in place, Judge Mlambo would have exercised and limited that right correctly.”The law is fluid, a living thing, especially in a democracy as young as South Africa. There will be a continuous give and take as the citizenry and the government and its institutions find a comfortable space to co-exist. The scrutiny given to this trial is proving to be the perfect vehicle for the media and the justice system to redefine the margins of what is, and what is not permissible.last_img read more

Get Up and Running With OpenShift On-Premises Using an Intel Reference Architecture

first_imgIntel and Red Hat have a long history of contribution on open source projects. Within the application development space, we have jointly and independently worked upstream to fine-tune orchestration tools, application services, and language runtimes for peak performance on Intel Architecture. Today we are excited to announce our newest joint effort, an Intel reference architecture for Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, which packages many of these optimizations and streamlines their deployment. This helps IT decision makers move past concerns about implementation overhead and instead focus on the best business and technical solution for landing their workloads. It also addresses developer concerns around flexibility and agility of the container ecosystem.A Solution Built on Container StrategyThe OpenShift solution is based purely on container strategy. Containers are widely believed to be the future of application development and scheduling, and many organizations are already testing, adopting and deploying containerized apps into production. OpenShift delivers containers as a service (CaaS), supported on private cloud and enterprise infrastructure such as OpenStack, vSphere, and RHEV as well as by Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform for public cloud deployments. CaaS covers the gap between infrastructure as a service that requires more system administration and configuration, and platform as a service that tends to be limiting in terms of language support and libraries. As a part of the current solution architecture, Intel and Red Hat are using Ansible by Red Hat to fully automate the installation of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform in a highly available and horizontally scalable configuration with persistent storage provided by Red Hat Container-Native Storage and powered by a pre-defined hardware bill of materials.An Integrated SolutionDeploying a container-based architecture has been difficult in the past. Too many pieces and parts made it a challenge for many IT shops to integrate with positive ROI. This design from Red Hat and Intel is an integrated container solution that is easy to use, configure and deploy.In this design, users will find a simple to order and operationalize container application platform that’s deployable in under an hour using popular open source, enterprise-grade software solutions from Red Hat, and the latest Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® 25 Gigabit Server Adapters, and Intel® SSD Data Center Family designed to support common requirements of QA, test, and developer infrastructure. Easy-to-deploy Ansible playbooks and scripts are tightly integrated with a pre-defined hardware stack.  They provide validated deployment configurations utilizing networking infrastructure from Arista and software-defined storage from Red Hat Container-Native Storage.OpenShift Container Platform integrates the architecture, processes, platforms, and services needed to help development and operations teams traverse traditional siloed structures and produce modernized applications, deliver new services, and accelerate development processes to help their business succeed. OpenShift is managed by the Kubernetes container orchestrator, which is an open source project and the industry standard for orchestrating Linux containers across a cluster of systems running Docker-formatted container images. Red Hat Container-Native Storage can eliminate the need to have an independent storage platform, enabling customers to achieve one integrated container platform with greater efficiency and cost savings, a streamlined user experience, single control plane, and a single point of support.Learn MoreThis suite of products was designed with user experience in mind to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies from Red Hat and Intel. It makes leading cloud and container software easy to deploy; and it deemphasizes installation, configuration, and maintenance overhead as decision criteria for on-premises deployments.To learn more about this Intel reference architecture for Red Hat OpenShift, download the solutions design paper, the solutions brief, and other solutions from Intel and Red Hat at https://builders.intel.com/ or http://www.redhat.com/intel.Co-Authored by Dave Cain, Cloud Solutions Architect, Red Hat (@thedavecain)last_img read more

Washington Huskies to retire Isaiah Thomas’ jersey in February

first_imgMRT 7 on track for partial opening in 2021 ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims Thomas helped the Huskies win either a regular-season title or a conference tournament title in each of his three seasons at Washington. He’s responsible for one of the most famous moments in Washington’s basketball history when he hit a game-winning jumper at the buzzer to beat Arizona in the 2011 conference title game.Thomas is eighth on Washington’s all-time scoring list with 1,721 points. He’s gone on to become a two-time NBA All-Star with Boston before being traded to Cleveland this offseason.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 LATEST STORIES NBA unveils vote schedule for All-Star Game with new format NBA player Isaiah Thomas attends the super welterweight boxing match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor on August 26, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPRENTON, Wash. — Former Washington star and current Cleveland Cavaliers guard Isaiah Thomas will have his number retired by the school.The retirement ceremony for Thomas’ No. 2 has been scheduled for Feb. 15 when the Huskies host Utah. Thomas joins Brandon Roy and Bob Houbregs as they only players to have their numbers retired by the school.ADVERTISEMENT Malditas save PH from shutout View comments Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jordan delivers on promise: 2 Cobra choppers now in PH Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ After 30 years, Johnlu Koa still doing ‘hard-to-make’ quality breads The Fatted Calf and Ayutthaya: New restos worth the drive to Tagaytay MOST READlast_img read more

Tiger Woods sneaks into weekend with closing birdie

first_imgView comments He took an unplayable lie, then missed the green. His chip rolled through the putting surface.Solid turnaroundWoods responded with four birdies coming home.He gave his massive gallery — sent scampering several times by his errant drives — something to cheer about for the first time all day when he rolled in a 50-foot birdie bomb at the first hole.“It was nice to get one to fall in there and get something positive going into the back nine,” Woods said.He got back to even par with a birdie at the fifth, a short par-five, where a solid drive trickled into the first cut of rough and his second shot left him off the green. A stellar chip left him an easy birdie.He got up and down for birdie at the seventh, but was back outside the cut line after a bogey at the par-three eighth.“I was just trying to get under par for the day,” he said of his inward push. “I thought that would be a good, solid turnaround from being two-over at the turn.“It was tough out there,” added Woods, who was 10-shots off the 36-hole lead held by American Ryan Palmer, who carded a five-under par 67 on the North Course for an 11-under total of 133.Spain’s defending champion Jon Rahm, who could seize the world number one ranking from Dustin Johnson with a victory, carded a six-under 66 and was alone in second on 134. He nestled a long first putt a few feet from the cup and made that for birdie, capping a 71 for a total of 143.“I was grinding my way around the golf course today,” said Woods, who hit just three of 14 fairways and nine of 18 greens in regulation. “I didn’t hit it quite as good as I would like to. I fought hard. I was trying to post a number, which I was able to do.”Woods, who opened the tournament with an even-par 72 on Thursday, struggled off the tee all day.t was a harbinger of things to come when he sent his first tee shot at least 50 yards left. He laid up in the rough and two-putted for par from about 40 feet.Then came a disastrous double-bogey six at the par-four 13th, his fourth hole of the day, where another tee shot went left into a scrub hazard.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais 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 Tiger Woods watches his tee shot on the 15th hole on the North Course at Torrey Pines Golf Course during the second round of Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament Friday, Jan. 26, 2018, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)LA JOLIA, United States — Tiger Woods birdied his final hole on Friday to make the cut on the number in his return to the US PGA Tour at the Farmers Insurance Open.The 14-time major champion wrestled four birdies from his last nine holes on the North Course at Torrey Pines, carding a one-under par 71.ADVERTISEMENT ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Federer hails Chung as future top 10 player Woods was looking forward to testing his game under pressure over two more rounds.“It’s one thing to do it at home, it’s totally another thing to do it out here,” he said. “These guys are all going low and I haven’t done that in a long time.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sotto MOST READ That was just enough to make the cut — his first since the Wyndham Championship in August of 2015 where he finished tied for 10th.Since then Woods has battled back trouble that sidelined him for all of 2016. He is playing his first official tournament since missing the cut here last year in an abortive comeback bid that ended with spinal fusion surgery in April.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingWoods was one shot outside the cut line when arrived at his final hole, the par-five ninth.He was in the right rough off the tee and his second shot left him on the edge of the green, 75 feet from the pin. PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claimlast_img read more

No physios, no problems for Indian weightlifters at CWG

first_imgBy Poonam Mehra Gold Coast, Apr 5 (PTI) Indian weightlifters delivered the medals today but the system seems to have let them down at the ongoing Commonwealth Games here. Mirabai Chanu (48kg) smashed snatch, clean and jerk and the overall Games records today to claim Indias first gold of the ongoing edition, while P Gururaja (56kg) overcame a few nervy minutes to clinch a silver in the mens competition. The colour of their medals might have been different but one thing common to their performances was that neither of them had a physio by their side to take care of their aches and niggles during a demanding day. “I dont have a physio with me here in the competition. He was not allowed here, I did not get enough treatment coming into the competition. There is nobody, we did tell officials but nothing happened,” Chanu said after her record-breaking gold-winning performance that earned her a massive ovation from the fans here. “I had requested that my physio be allowed but he has not been allowed. But we are helping each other and managing so far,” she added with a smile. Gururaja, the soft-spoken wannabe-wrestler-turned-weightlifter from Karnataka, also spoke about the problems he faced. “Ive sustained multiple injuries. My physio is not here, so I havent been able to get the treatment that I need for my knee and sciatic nerve,” he said. Sciatic nerve begins in the lower back and runs through to the lower limb, making it the longest and widest single nerve in the human body.advertisement Despite repeated attempts, the Indian Chef-de-Mission Vikram Sisodia was unavailable for comment on the matter. The size of the contingent was a massive issue prior to the Games after the Sports Ministry ordered that the number of officials should not be more than 33 per cent of the number of athletes. As a result, several athletes had complained about their preferred support staff not making the official contingent. PTI PM PDS PDSlast_img read more