first_imgClick here if you are unable to view this gallery on a mobile device.ALAMEDA — The Raiders have signed free-agent guard Richie Incognito to a one-year contract, confirming an earlier Bay Area News Group report.Incognito visited the Raiders on May 6 and the team came away impressed, but they waited a couple weeks to hear from the NFL about a possible suspension that would stem from Incognito’s August arrest at an … [vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/28/bang_a447f0c8-9fa6-40bb-a600-e19cd488d2ca”]last_img

first_img“After consultation with the Reserve Bank, we agreed to a similar treatment of temporary imports of gold in the compilation of trade statistics,” Sars said in a statement on Wednesday. “The value of goods temporarily imported or exported without a change of ownership should not be reflected as part of merchandise trade statistics. As from February 2009, Sars will be publishing two sets of import data, one including and one excluding temporary imports of gold. The official trade deficit will be calculated from the import figure that excludes temporary imports of gold. Revised trade data 5 February 2009 Sars said the cumulative revised trade deficit for January to December 2008 is R64.5-billion versus a deficit of R69.9-billion for the same period in 2007. South African imports for 2008 have now been revised from R751.14-billion to R727.6-billion, while exports for last year remained at R663.1-billion. “The revised import totals indicate a positive outlook for the South African economy,” Sars said. “Relative to exports, South Africa imported less from the rest of the world over the past year than was initially estimated.” The value of imports of goods classified under natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles, imitation jewellery, and coins was also revised from R27.9-billion to R4.4-billion in relation to monthly trade recorded between July and December 2008.center_img “The trade deficit for 2008, therefore, decreases from R88.05-billion to R64.5-billion, resulting in the downward revision of values of imports of gold by R23.5-billion.” South Africa’s revised trade deficit for 2008 has dropped from R88-billion to R64.5-billion, following a decision by the South African Revenue Service (Sars) and SA Reserve Bank to exclude from the data gold that is imported and refined without a change in ownership. The revised data indicates a trade deficit of R1.6-billion in December 2008 compared with the originally published figure of R9-billion. The revised trade deficits in the third and fourth quarters of 2008 were R19.3-billion and R14.7-billion respectively, compared with the originally published figures of R26.6-billion and R30.9-billion respectively. Precious stones and metals Source: BuaNews Sars confirmed in their statement that the previous trade deficit figure does not affect the official balance of payments statistics released in the Reserve Bank’s latest Quarterly Bulletin, as appropriate amendments were made to the data, which has been confirmed by the Reserve Bank.last_img read more

first_imgJohannesburg, Monday 19 October 2015 – Brand South Africa, as part of its mandate to build pride, patriotism and a spirit of active citizenship, has partnered with the GEM Project and Miss Earth South Africa. The three organisations will collaborate and play their part to clean up schools in the Diepsloot community on Saturday 24 October. The aim of the collaboration is to encourage citizens to play their part by cleaning up and recycling in their communities.Brand South Africa has collaborated with Miss Earth South Africa and the GEM Project through its Play Your Part programme. The Play Your Part programme is aimed at all South Africans and it aims to encourage South Africans to use some of their time, money, skills or goods to contribute to a better future for all.The clean-up will take place at the Leap Science and Math’s School as well as Akani Primary School in Diepsloot. Community members as well as pupils from the schools  will be actively involved in cleaning around their neighborhood and their schools.Like Brand South Africa, Miss Earth aims to ensure that they encourage and uplift the communities within which we work. Brand South Africa urges South Africans to become active citizens and play their part in addressing environmental issues in their communities.The newly-crowned Miss Earth South Africa Carla Viktor along with the runner up Jade Axon will be taking part in the clean-up project and will encourage the learners to play their part in taking care of their environment.GEM is a mobile rewards platform aimed at South Africans who want to play their part in society and it is for this reason that Brand South Africa has partnered with the organisation.  The GEM Project brings together volunteers from around the country and invites them to volunteer in community projects such as these.Download the GEM app and sign up to volunteer at the Diepsloot clean-up. App users who volunteer at the Diepsloot clean-up are immediately eligible to win virtual rewards known as ‘Gems’. The Gems can be used to buy airtime or data, prepaid electricity, or even movie tickets.Opening a GEM account is quick, easy and free, and can be done on both smart and feature phone:Download Gem via USSD by dialling *120*GEM1# or as an app. The ‘Gem Project’ app is available for download on App Store and Google PlaySign in to see volunteering opportunities in your area. When they’ve decided on a day and a place, the app tells them how many GEMS you’ll earn as a token of appreciationSelect the Diepsloot clean-up taking place on Saturday 24 OctoberMedia is invited to attend as follows:Date: Saturday 24 September 2015Time: 09h00 – 12h00Venue: Akani Primary School, The Akani Centre, Bophelang, Diepsloot West, Extension 4 (both on the same street)RSVP: Please confirm you attendance with Boitumelo Mpete on [email protected] more information or to set up interviews, please contact:Boitumelo MpeteTel:+27 11 712 5007Mobile: +27 (0) 82 358 9047Email: [email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s hunters braved less than ideal weather conditions over the weekend and checked 9,228 white-tailed deer during Ohio’s 2016 two-day deer-gun hunting season, Dec. 17 and 18, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR). During last year’s two-day December deer-gun season, 9,447 deer were harvested.Hunters still have opportunities to pursue deer this winter. Muzzleloader season is Jan. 7-10, 2017, and archery season remains open through Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017.The ODNR Division of Wildlife remains committed to properly managing Ohio’s deer populations. The goal of Ohio’s Deer Management Program is to provide a deer population that maximizes recreational opportunities, while minimizing conflicts with landowners and motorists.last_img read more