Campus climate discussions continue Oct. 7

first_imgShare Share via TwitterShare via FacebookShare via LinkedInShare via E-mail Published: Oct. 1, 2014 The Boulder Faculty Assembly, in collaboration with the University of Colorado Student Government and the Office of the Provost, is hosting the second in the series of community discussions on campus climate. The discussion Tuesday, Oct. 7 will focus on the issues framing the climate issues on campus.This presentation will serve as a foundation for the panels that will follow in November and December. Join us for presentations by Valerie Simons, director of Institutional Equity and Compliance and Title IX Coordinator, and Christina Gonzales, Dean of Students.The presentations will be followed by a Q&A session focused on gaining a greater understanding of the perspectives surrounding climate issues nationally and at the University of Colorado Boulder.We welcome members of the campus community to join us from noon-1:30 p.m. on Oct. 7 in the UMC Gallery Room.last_img read more

Sen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday

first_imgAdvertisements RelatedSen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday RelatedSen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday RelatedSen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail TORONTO — Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Senator the Hon Marlene Malahoo Forte, will meet with the Jamaican Diaspora in Canada on Sunday June 5. The meeting will take place at the Faith Open Door Ministries, Caledonia Road, Toronto, starting at 4.30 p.m. The Minister is expected to discuss plans for the upcoming three-day Jamaica Diaspora Convention, which gets underway on June 15 at the Sunset Jamaica Grande Hotel in Ocho Rios. She will also discuss issues of importance to the community which will be addressed at the convention. Jamaica’s Consul General to Toronto, Seth George Ramocan, is appealing for as many persons as possible to attend the convention in June. “As we approach our Fourth Biennial Jamaica Diaspora Conference under the theme, ‘One Nation: Jamaica and its Diaspora in Partnership’, there is an air of great expectation and anticipation among the delegates to explore critical agenda items,” Mr. Ramocan said. The Consul General pointed out that the items to be discussed include the upcoming 50th anniversary of Jamaica’s Independence in 2012, strategies for continuing to lower the crime rate in Jamaica and the proposal for establishing a Jamaica Diaspora Fund. “The Minister will have an opportunity to hear from Diaspora members who are unable to attend the conference in Jamaica, and interact with delegates and Diaspora board members who plan to attend,” Mr. Ramocan stated. Mrs. Malahoo Forte will be the keynote speaker at “Strawberry Social”, the premier fundraising event of PACE Canada, on Sunday, June 4. Since it was founded, 24 years ago by Dr. Mavis Burke, the Project for the Advancement of Childhood Education (PACE) has sponsored close to 300 Jamaican basic schools, through its Adopt-A-School programme. At the organization’s recently held Annual General Meeting, the President, Dr. Mary Anne Chambers, said that during the year ending March 31, 2011, PACE Canada sent C$63,187 to its sponsored basic schools in Jamaica. “PACE has once again made us proud by sponsoring the visit of a Minister of Government from Jamaica, as their guest speaker for their annual Strawberry Social, and this event is expected to be a resounding success,” the Consul General stated. By CAROLYN GOULBOURNE-WARREN, JIS Reporter Sen. Malahoo-Forte meets with Diaspora in Canada on Sunday Foreign AffairsJune 3, 2011last_img read more

Sweden begins 5G auction despite Huawei protests

first_imgHome Sweden begins 5G auction despite Huawei protests Chris Donkin Related Previous ArticlePartner Interview: McKinsey & CompanyNext ArticleGerman operators team to fill 4G coverage gaps Blog: How is chip shortage affecting US? AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore7 19 JAN 2021 Chris joined the Mobile World Live team in November 2016 having previously worked at a number of UK media outlets including Trinity Mirror, The Press Association and UK telecoms publication Mobile News. After spending 10 years in journalism, he moved… Read more HuaweiSwedencenter_img Tags Author Sweden’s communications regulator began its delayed auction of 5G-suitable frequencies, a move Huawei warned last week would have serious consequences as the vendor still had outstanding legal action contesting its ban.In a statement, the Swedish Post and Telecom Authority (PTS) said its auction for licences in the 3.5GHz band started today (19 January) with a 2.3GHz sale to follow. It is auctioning 320MHz of 3.5GHz spectrum and 80MHz of 2.3GHz.The start of the sale comes days after Huawei lost its latest appeal related to the imposition of auction conditions which ban bidding operators using equipment from it or rival ZTE.Huawei has two other pieces of legal action on the issue outstanding.In a comment to Mobile World Live issued on 15 January following the failure of its latest appeal, a Huawei representative confirmed its “two main” court cases on the issue were not expected to be ruled on until the end of April.The company added: “It leads to serious consequences to hold the 5G auction while the conditions for PTS decisions are subject to legal review.”Sweden’s spectrum auction was originally meant to take place in November 2020, but was postponed after a court suspended the application some of the divisive terms of sale pending a hearing into them.PTS’ terms were subsequently cleared by the court of appeal, opening the way for the auction to proceeded. Subscribe to our daily newsletter Back FCC mulls expanded Huawei, ZTE bans Español El fundador de Huawei propugna una transición hacia el softwarelast_img read more

Z. Johnson, Landry share 54-hole Texas Open lead

first_imgSAN ANTONIO – Zach Johnson birdied the par-5 18th Saturday at the Valero Texas Open for a share of the third-round lead with Andrew Landry, a stroke ahead of record-setting Trey Mullinax. Johnson shot a 4-under 68, holing a 10-footer on 18 to match Landry at 13-under 203 at TPC San Antonio’s AT&T Oaks. Landry birdied the 16th and 17th in a 67. Johnson won the event in 2008 and 2009, the last two times it was played at LaCantera. The 42-year-old Iowan is trying to win for the first time since the 2015 British Open. ”I’ve got 18 holes to get to that point,” Johnson said. ”I’ve got to do exactly what I did on the back side and that was give myself opportunities on every hole. I’m putting great, I’m seeing the lines well, my caddie’s reading the greens well, so it’s just a matter of committing and executing down the stretch.” The 30-year-old Landry is winless on the tour. ”I’m a good putter and I just need to give myself a lot of opportunities tomorrow like I did today,” Landry said. ”I’ll be looking forward to tomorrow.” Mullinax had a course-record 62. He played the back nine in 7-under 29, going 6 under on the last five with eagles on the par-5 14th and 18th and birdies on 16 and 17. He also birdied Nos. 10 and 12 and bogeyed 11. ”It’s probably one of the best rounds I’ve ever had,” Mullinax said. ”To go out there and shoot 62 on a hard golf course is really good.” Johnson played the front nine in even par with two birdies and two bogeys. He birdied Nos. 11, 14, 15 and 18 on the back nine. Full-field scores from the Valero Texas Open Valero Texas Open: Articles, photos and videos ”Different wind today early on, misjudged some numbers, misjudged some wind, made some bad swings, all of the above,” Johnson said. ”But truthfully, my short game was actually pretty good, my putting was great. I missed some putts, but I hit some really good ones, hit some lines and I gave myself opportunities especially on the back side.” Landry had a bogey-free round. ”I just did everything really good,” Landry said. ”I was staying patient and just trying to make a bunch of pars. This golf course can come up and bite you in a heartbeat.” Ryan Moore was two strokes back at 11 under after a 70. Sean O’Hair had a 65 to join 2015 champion Jimmy Walker (67), Chris Kirk (68) and 2013 winner Martin Laird (69) at 9 under. ”I just feel like I’m getting closer and closer to playing better and better golf, more solid golf, putting rounds together,” Walker said. ”I’m excited for the opportunity tomorrow.” Mullinax has made 42 of 44 putts from inside 10 feet this week. ”They just kind of remind me of greens from home,” Mullinax said. ”My caddie, David (Flynn), has been reading them really well. We trusted each other on our reads and I’ve been hitting good putts. Been working hard on putting on the weeks off that I’ve had so it’s good to see some results.” The 25-year-old former Alabama player chipped in for the eagle on 14 and the birdie on the par-3 16th. ”It was just a little bit down the hill,” he said about the 16th. ”All you had to do was just land it just past that little light grass spot. My caddie told me just read it like a putt, so I tried to just read it like a putt and it went in.” On 18, he hit a 3-iron from 255 yards to 15 feet to set up his eagle putt. He broke the course record of 63 set by Matt Every in 201 and matched by Laird in 2013. The tournament record is 60 at LaCantera, by Bart Bryant in 2004 and Johnson in 2009.last_img read more

Shandare Figgins, Cam Keeley and the Starting Five

first_img Connect on Linked in Shandare Figgins, Cam Keeley and the Starting Five Share on Facebook Add to Google+ Print This Post Subscribe by Email Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Jagdeep Drumgoole is a crafty playmaker who knows how and when to pick his spots. (Photo: Ron Kalasinkas)Looking back at some notable individual performances from last week.Greg Dolan 6-foot-3 Jr. G Williamsville-South Billies (A/VI): Confident shooter who can block out in-game slumps to get back on track, does not shoot his own team out of a game. Above average court vision, proficient distributor. He can get in the paint to create for himself and teammates. Range extends beyond the arc. Solid defender, rarely out of position, moves well on the flight of ball, capable of guarding opponent’s best player.  Williamsville-South hosts Aquinas, Thursday night.Jagdeep Drumgoole 6-foot Sr. G Early College Cobras (B/RCAC): Crafty playmaker who knows how and when to pick his spots to shoot, can fill it up in streaks from behind the arc. Recognizes shifts in defensive pressure and makes use of opportunities to create for teammates. Excellent reader of defensive alignments, can adjust on the fly. Stingy on-the-ball defender who does not get caught over-committing in passing lanes. Early College plays at World of Inquiry, Tuesday night.Shandare Figgins 6-foot-5 Sr. G Early College Cobras (B/RCAC): Ball-getter who wins most 50-50 situations. Solid hands, thrives in traffic grabbing the loose ball and coming out for putbacks or outlets. Above average footwork that he knows how to use to get position on would be defenders. Active leaper who combines the ability to climb above opponents while still being able to run down long rebounds. Finishes in traffic with either hand. Early College plays at World of Inquiry, Tuesday night.Tristan Flowers 6-foot-4 Jr. F Edison Tech Inventors (AA/RCAC): Active interior player who uses length and athleticism to stay in plays on the defensive end. Smooth first step. Catches well while in motion and can adjust shot in traffic. Capable of scoring after contact. Willing defender, understands trap situations, active off the ball, runs down passing lanes. Edison plays at Victor, Tuesday night.Cam Keeley 6-foot-4 Sr. F Fairport Red Raiders (AA/Monroe County): Sturdy inside/outside threat on the offensive end. Range out to the three-point arc, can knock down open jumpers within the offense, at his best creating for others. Uses strong frame to make difficult diagonal passes over half-court defenses to find open teammates. Aggressive rebounder who is difficult to displace once he gets position under the basket. Runs the floor well. Shandare Figgins, Cam Keeley and the Starting Five added by Paul Gotham on January 31, 2017View all posts by Paul Gotham →FacebookTwitter分享by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksSponsor ContentBig Data Courses | Search AdOnline Big Data Courses Might Be Better than You ThinkBig Data Courses | Search AdUndoCosmoWomensTop 30 Most Beautiful Women in the WorldCosmoWomensUndoLovely&HealthyTop 10 Most Dangerous Cruises In The World Lovely&HealthyUndoby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksMore from Pickin’ SplintersBaron keeps Bonaventure close to his heart – Pickin’ SplintersUndoTah-Jae Hill, Zion Morrison and the Starting Five – Pickin’ SplintersUndo”If you had a Mount Rushmore of MCC baseball, he’s on there.” Longtime assistant Jack Christensen passes away – Pickin’ SplintersUndo This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. By Paul Gotham on January 31, 2017No Comment Follow on Facebook   Early College, Jagdeep Drumgoole, Starting Five, Tristan Flowerslast_img read more

MARGO LONG ENDOWED CHAIR IN GIFTED EDUCATION

first_imgMargo long endowed chair ingifted educationSchool of EducationAssociate or full Professor (Track I/TenureTrack)SUMMARY OF POSITION:Reporting to the Deanof the School of Education, the Margo Long Chair in GiftedEducation is an experienced, dynamic, visionary teacher and scholarproviding a local, regional, and national voice in giftededucation. This position is fully funded by an endowment providedto Whitworth University. It is named in honor of Professor EmeritusMargo Long, the founder of the Center for Gifted Education atWhitworth and a beloved faculty member at the University for over30 years. Working with our Director of our Gifted Educationprogram, the Margo Long chair will focus in three main areas: 1.Pursuing strong, innovative research aimed at furthering anunderstanding of gifted education programming and equitableinstructional practices; 2. Overseeing our regular Whitworth Centerfor Gifted Education Institutes aimed at professional developmentfor educators across the state and nation, and; 3. Preparingeducators for leadership roles in gifted education as classroomteachers or gifted education specialists.STARTING DATE: FALL 2021REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Education: Terminal degree (Ph.D., Ed.D.) from anaccredited college or university in a related field (i.e., GiftedEducation, Education, Psychology, Educational Administration,Leadership, etc.).Experience: Five (5) years or more ofexperience working in higher education as faculty; demonstratedcommitment to establishing positive working relationships withdiverse groups of people and constituencies; experience workingwith college or university graduate programsSALARY: Commensurate with experience andqualificationsTo see full position description, and to apply please visit:www.whitworth.edu/facultycareers.Whitworth complies with all federal, state, and localnondiscrimination laws that are applicable to religious nonprofitinstitutions and does not engage in unlawful discrimination on thebasis of race, color, national origin, age, sex, or disability.With our Christ-centered commitment to building a diverse andinclusive community, the university encourages applications frompopulations underrepresented at Whitworth including members ofracial/ethnic communities, women, and persons withdisabilities.last_img read more

Shocking Own Goal Takes PSG Past Lyon

first_imgParis Saint-Germain survived the absence of Neymar and a Lyon fightback to win Sunday night’s Ligue 1 clash 4-2 at a stormy Parc des Princes, helped by Fernando Marcal’s truly stunning second-half own goal.Runaway leaders and defending champions PSG were cruising at half-time with Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe giving them a two-goal advantage against a Lyon side enduring a disappointing season.Then Marcal comically blasted the ball into the roof of his own net just after the break, leaving Lyon looking at another heavy defeat in Paris, where they lost 5-0 in this fixture last season.However, Martin Terrier and Moussa Dembele quickly pulled goals back, leaving PSG needing a late strike by substitute Edinson Cavani to secure the points.It was a performance that showcased why they can ill afford to be complacent heading into their Champions League last 16, first leg away to Borussia Dortmund on February 18, although they will hope to have Neymar back by then. The world’s most expensive player sat out a second consecutive match here due to a rib complaint.Without the Brazilian — as well as his injured compatriots, Thiago Silva and Marquinhos, in defence — Thomas Tuchel’s side made it eight straight wins and stretched their unbeaten run to 21 games in all competitions.Lyon, meanwhile, have not won in three outings and this result leaves the seven-time former champions in a lowly ninth place.They are eight points adrift of the Champions League qualifying spots and their upcoming European double-header against Juventus looks certain to be a step too far for them.Relatedlast_img read more

What will change?

first_imgOnce again, we are headed towards elections. But exactly what will that lead to, if we haven’t addressed our fundamental ethnic security dilemmas which prevent us from realising the fundamental premise of democracy: that the state be managed for all the people of the country. Those who manage the affairs of the state have to accept they are servants of the people. Hegel called them the “universal class”.If the staffing of the institutions of the state is in the control of any single “faction” of the society, it presents another dilemma for democracy. In Guyana, the African Guyanese community has a vast overrepresentation in the key state institutions mentioned, especially in the Armed Forces; and has historically used this incumbency to neutralise the numerical advantage of Indian Guyanese. This creates an ethnic security dilemma for the latter, since, even though they might secure a majority under the Westminster system and form the Executive after “free-and-fair” elections, that Executive cannot guarantee stability, especially for their supporters or for themselves.Any PPP Government, therefore, have to always take into consideration, before taking any policy decision, whether the Opposition would initiate violence under cover of their control of state institutions. Way back in 1963, the Secretary of the State for the Colonies succinctly stated the problem, after the leaders of the PPP, PNC and UF could not reach agreement on the away forward on constitutional measures following ethnic riots:“…the Premier (Dr. Jagan) told me that if the British troops were withdrawn, the situation would get completely out of control.The root of the trouble lies entirely in the development of party politics along racial lines…Both parties (PPP and PNC) have, for their political ends, fanned the racial emotions of their followers, with the result that each has come to be regarded as the champion of one race and the enemy of the other.“The Africans accuse the Government party of governing in the interests only of the Indians, and demand a share in political decisions. On the other side, the Indians accuse the Police, which is mainly African, of partiality towards the Africans, and demand the creation of a separate defence force, recruited more extensively from the Indian community, to counterbalance the Police.”In its proposals, the British pointed out that there was the need, in general, “to protect minorities”, and in particular to address “the racial nature of the problem”. For the latter problem, “the Government should endeavour to rule with the general consent of the population…(and a new armed force)…should be constituted before independence by the Governor, who would endeavour to ensure that recruits were not drawn predominantly from any one racial group.” The British recognised that, under present conditions, neither the PPP nor PNC would be able “to increase appreciably its following among the other racial groups.”They then submitted, “…it must be our deliberate aim to stimulate a radical change in the present pattern of racial alignments. It was therefore my duty to choose the electoral system which would be most likely to encourage inter-party coalitions and multi-racial groupings”. Finally, they concluded, “proportional representation would be likely to result in the formation of a coalition government of parties supported by different races, and this would go some way towards reducing the present tension.” (7)Sadly, while the British had a very good diagnosis of what ailed Guyana, their proposals were fatally flawed, since the racially balanced proto-Army SSU formed by the Governor was soon dismantled by Burnham. PR, on its own, was simply a device to allow the PNC and the UF to coalesce and elbow out the PPP.As a consequence of the “Mexican stand-off” over the last half-a-century, Guyanese politics has become so divisive that, today, even with oil in the offing, we remain on the precipice of becoming a failed state.During their twenty-three years at the helm, the PPP did not address the need for creating that “universal class” to run state institutions; they were paralysed by the “principle of anticipated reactions” from the PNC-bolstered coercive forces and bureaucracy. They attempted to work out a modus vivendi with those forces by co-opting some in leadership, but this just weakened the state.Today, the PNC under Brigadier (rtd) David Granger have taken personal total control of the bolstered army, police and bureaucracy to perpetuate the ethnic security dilemma of Indian Guyanese. What will elections change?last_img read more

C-K council declares climate emergency

first_imgBelieving there’s a need to take the next step to mitigate the impacts of flooding and erosion, Chatham-Kent councillors unanimously approved a climate emergency motion Monday night.South Kent Coun. Trevor Thompson entered the motion, which follows up on similar declarations made by other jurisdictions across Canada.The aim of the motion is to provide a lens through which strategies and policies can be viewed, so staff can work quickly to identify target areas to reduce individual and collective environmental impacts.Thompson called it important to send a message that action is needed, adding he found the recent shoreline study public meetings in Erieau to be an eye-opening experience.“It was no longer about ‘Save my house.’ I heard that a lot prior to the meetings,” he said. “It became ‘Save our community. Save our tax base. Save our tax dollars. Save my business. Save our tourism. Address our infrastructure issues.’”Staff will also work internally and engage with stakeholders and the community to prepare recommendations for cost-effective initiatives to address the issue ahead of next year’s budget deliberations.“How do we build better? How do we plan better? How do we become more resilient in our communities?” Thompson said.High water levels have been seen in recent years on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair, with erosion impacting properties and resulting in local road closures.Other cities that have declared a climate emergency include Ottawa, Hamilton, London and, most recently, Sarnia.The motion passed 17-0 to the applause of the crowd in council chambers.Earlier in the evening, there was a presentation by consultant Peter Zuzek, who is involved in the ongoing shoreline study, as well as community supporters of the climate emergency motion.West Kent Coun. Melissa Harrigan called the motion an opportunity for councillors to become further educated on the subject.She said everyone is impacted by climate change and stressed that any solutions wouldn’t be a short-term fix.“It’s about the long-term sustainability of this community,” she said.East Kent Coun. Steve Pinsonneault agreed the municipality needs to move forward.“I think we need to start somewhere,” he said, “and this is as good a spot as any.”North Kent Coun. Joe Faas also called it crucial to highlight the impact of the provincial government’s cuts to conservation authorities.“We need to get our provincial counterparts on board here,” he [email protected] Twitter.com/DailyNewsTTlast_img read more

Nigerian banking guru is number one

first_imgMallam Lamido Sanusi has been voted Africa’s Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and Africa’s richest man. (Image: Leadership) Sanusi is on the cover of the publication’s December/January issue, in which he is dubbed A Banker Unafraid. (Image: Forbes Africa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Chris Bishop  Forbes Africa: Managing Editor  +27 11 384 0300 RELATED ARTICLES • Top award for Nigeria’s bank chief • New Forbes Africa out in SA • SA judge on Forbes power list • Motsepe joins billionaires’ clubRay MaotaNigeria’s Central Bank governor, Mallam Lamido Sanusi, has been voted Africa’s Person of the Year 2011 by Forbes Africa, beating two Nobel laureates, a former president and the richest man in Africa.Sanusi masterminded the recovery of Nigeria’s financial sector by introducing radical reforms when he started his tenure as governor of the country’s central bank in 2009.After taking up his appointment on 1 June 2009, Sanusi facilitated the 400-billion naira (US$2.6-billion or R21-billion) bailout of Nigeria’s Afribank, Intercontinental Bank, Union Bank, Oceanic Bank and Finbank, and then dismissed most of those institutions’ chief executives.These reforms earned him the nickname “Sanusi Tsunami”.Sanusi won the epithet after bagging the most votes in an online poll by Forbes Africa, to find the individual who “for better or worse, has had the most influence on events of the year gone by”.He was pitted against Liberian president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Nobel laureate and Africa’s first female head of state; Pedro Veron Pires, former president of Cape Verde and winner of the 2011 Mo Ibrahim Prize for Achievement in African Leadership; Africa’s richest man Aliko Dangote; and the recently deceased Kenyan environmental and political activist and Nobel laureate, Wangari Mathaai.Sanusi said: “Everything I achieved as governor is a collective result of the bank’s 5 000 hardworking employees.”He urged the government to tighten fiscal discipline and discourage imports, saying: “You cannot be exporting crude oil and be importing refined petrol”.Nigeria is one of the world’s leading petroleum suppliers.The inaugural Forbes Africa Person of the Year awards ceremony was held in Lagos, Nigeria, on 29 November 2011.Chris Bishop, the magazine’s managing editor, said: “Those shortlisted for the award had significant influence on the events of 2011 on the African continent.”The awards ceremony also celebrated Sanusi’s appearance on the cover of the publication’s December/January issue, in which he is referred to as A Banker Unafraid for his banking sector reforms.Forbes Africa was launched in late September 2011 and gracing its October/November cover was South African billionaire, Patrice Motsepe.Motsepe said at the launch: “It’s a huge honour to be on the cover of this prestigious magazine, as the people that will feature in this publication will reflect just how excellent entrepreneurship has become in Africa.”Entrepreneurship and excellence in an individual’s field of profession seems to be a focus of Forbes Africa‘s content, as seen by the latest cover.Sanusi honoured at home and abroadSince assuming the role of governor Sanusi has been given honorary degrees from Nigerian universities and awards from leading publications.He has received honorary degrees from, among others, the University of Benin and Benue State University.He has been recognised as the 2010 and 2011 Central Bank Governor of the Year by The Banker – a high-profile magazine for the international banking industry; while Time magazine placed him in 2011’s 100 Most Influential People in the World.Various Nigerian publications including Silverbird, Leadership, The Nation and Tribune, named him Man of the Year between 2009 and 2011.Forbes Africa has also recognised the richest people in Africa in the December/January edition which features Sanusi on the cover.Africa’s richestThe list of Africa’s 40 richest people shows the continent’s importance to the world by showing how companies catering for local taste or international needs are creating wealth in the continent.According to the publication, the net worth of the combined 40 listed is $64.9-billion (R525-billion). They are all men and their average age is 61-years.South Africa has bragging rights with 15 people listed – the most from any other country.Representing their country are: Nicky Oppenheimer and family (2); Johann Rupert and family (4); Christoffel Wiese (8); Patrice Motsepe (10); Raymond Ackerman (25); Gerrit Thomas (GT) Ferreira (27); Lauritz (Laurie) Dippenaar (18); Jannie Mouton (31); Michiel Le Roux (33); Adrian Gore (34); Cyril Ramaphosa (36); Giovanni Ravazzotti (37); Markus Jooste (39); Paul Harris (40); and Stephen Saad (20).There are four billionaires from South Africa in the top 10.They are: Nicky Oppenheimer and family with a net worth of $6.5-billion (R52-billion). The Oppenheimers have been in the diamond industry for nearly a century. The family took a decision in early November to sell its 40% stake in De Beers.Johan Rupert and family have a net worth of $4.7-billion (R38-billion) from their involvement in luxury goods concern Richemont, a Swiss holding company that controls brands such as Vacheron Constantin, Cartier, Alfred Dunhill, Montblanc and Chloé.Christoffel Wiese is the chairman and the largest single shareholder of the continent’s biggest retailer, low-price supermarket chain Shoprite. He has a net worth of $2.7-billion (R22-billion); while Patrice Motsepe, a mining magnate and football club owner who became South Africa’s first black billionaire, has a net worth of $2.5-billion (R20-billion).The diversity of the industries that these individuals represent is a true reflection that Africa, and South Africa in particular, can cater to the world’s needs.last_img read more

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