3 July 2013 South African chemist Banothile Makhubela, from the University of Cape Town, is one of 625 leading young scientists from 78 countries selected to participate in the Nobel Laureate meeting on chemistry currently under way in Lindau, Germany. The meeting gives Makhubela “the opportunity to pick some of the most brilliant scientific minds in her field”, the university said in a statement last week. It began on 30 June and will run until 5 July and features 35 Nobel Laureates who will meet and exchange ideas with the next generation of scientists and researchers. The Lindau Nobel Laureate meetings were established in 1951 to act as a platform for inter-generational dialogue between scientists. Green chemistry and biochemical processes are the focus of the 63rd meeting, and Makhubela’s area of interest is organometallic chemistry, which interfaces inorganic and organic chemistry and has applications in biomedicines, catalysis and green chemistry. Her highlight of being selected to participate in the meeting was the opportunity to engage with Robert Grubbs, who was one of the 2005 chemistry prize winners and whose research area was bio-inorganic chemistry, like her own. She is hoping the mentorship provided through the meeting will result in the development of “scientific tools to meet the developmental challenges in Africa”. Makhubela comes from Mzinti, a rural town in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province, and found her interest in chemistry grow because it was “more understandable than any of [her] other subjects at school”. “This later on developed into an interest in inorganic chemistry, specifically reactions involving transition metals in organic species,” she said. She pursued the subject at tertiary level and completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Zululand in KwaZulu-Natal. She moved to the University of Cape Town for her postgraduate studies. Makhubela has also been selected to take part in the 2013 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry programme in the US in September. This will provide insight into the largest database of chemistry and related science information, as well as the opportunity to help shape chemical inofrmation. SAinfo reporter
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Adrien Broner reacts to his loss to Manny Pacquiao in the WBA welterweight title boxing match Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)MANILA, Philippines—Adrien Broner suffered one convincing unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao in their welterweight title fight and yet he had the audacity to call himself the true winner of the lopsided bout.Speaking to Showtime’s Jim Gray during the post-fight interview at MGM Grand in Las Vegas., Broner vehemently said that he should’ve won the WBA World welterweight title.ADVERTISEMENT “I beat him, everybody out there knows I beat him,” said Broner who even said that Gray was against him.READ: Still the champ: Manny Pacquiao keeps welterweight title, outpoints Adrien BronerFEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I beat him. I controlled the fight. He was missing, I hit him clean more times. I beat him.”Broner did have his moments when he landed several clean shots to Pacquiao’s head but the Filipino was on another offensive and defensive level. Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 29-year-old challenger was on the receiving of a brutal beating in the seventh round when Pacquiao, 40, pinned him against three separate corners.Broner had no choice but to clinch Pacquiao to avoid extra punishment.Pacquiao, however, wasn’t done in the seventh when he connected with a booming left straight that sent Broner rocking with the American having enough wits to back pedal and lean on the ropes to avoid going down.Broner (33-4-1) is yet to win a fight after his loss to Pacquiao (61-7-2) sent him to a three-fight winless streak.ADVERTISEMENT View comments LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Palace: Pacquiao brings honor to country, unites Filipinos in win vs Broner SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte MOST READ Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:05Amir Khan claims Manny Pacquiao has agreed to Saudi Arabia bout02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes
TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say DONE DEAL: Rochdale sign Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landellby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveRochdale have signed Wolves defender Ethan Ebanks-Landell on loan until the end of the season.Ebanks-Landell, 26, has played 50 times for Wolves since his debut in their League One-winning 2013-14 season.He has also had loan spells with Bury, Sheffield United as well as MK Dons.Rochdale boss Keith Hill said, “He’s of a young age but he has already experienced League One football,” said Hill.“He’s had promotion with Sheffield United and was involved in a relegation battle with MK Dons last season.“We see in Ethan the attributes that we need as a football team and a football club. He fits my DNA – it’s a good acquisition.”
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City boss Guardiola on Liverpool hacking scandal: We’re all buggedby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester City boss Pep Guardiola says everyone is bugged after responding to their hacking scandal.In 2013, City’s online scouting network had been hacked by a rival Premier League club who accessed their database of player targets.The Scout 7 system was password protected – but City believe their network was illegally accessed.It’s emerged in The Times that Liverpool are believed to have made City a £1million payment in a confidential settlement of the data breach.Guardiola said: “Today there are not secrets any more. Look what happened in the big governments in the states and Russia and everywhere everyone knows it.“No secrets anymore. You want to keep a secret? Don’t tell to a friend, on devices or mobile phone, today anything can happen.”
Ex-Man City boss Pearce: Liverpool will win title comfortablyby Freddie Taylor4 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveStuart Pearce says Liverpool are a certainty to win this season’s Premier League title.The Reds’ lead at the top was reduced to six points after Sunday’s draw with Manchester United at Old Trafford.But former Manchester City manager Pearce is adamant Liverpool will be crowned champions in May.”I think Liverpool will win the Premier League comfortably this year,” Pearce told talkSPORT.”I’m not sure they’ll go unbeaten, but I can’t see them losing more than two games. They’re still clear favourites.”Those could be against Manchester City, potentially, but if you go into the game against your nearest rivals with a six-point buffer, it will put real pressure on Man City to come out and play.”That might just suit Liverpool.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
Man Utd chief Woodward explains Jones TV ‘exchange’by Paul Vegas3 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United chief Ed Woodward has lifted the lid on his apparent exchange with Phil Jones during defeat to West Ham,The executive vice-chairman was caught uttering something in the direction of Red Devils’ defender Jones in the stands during Sky Sports’ broadcast of the 2-0 loss at the London Stadium on September 22.The interaction came after the centre-back – who was sitting behind Woodward during the match – was shown seemingly muttering something under his breath.However, Woodward has denied those claims and insisted that he was talking to United’s club secretary Rebecca Britain – sitting next to Jones – about an incident in the game.”Phil was talking about whether decisions were offside or not,” he explained in an interview with club fanzine United We Stand.”There was a foul and I turned around to Rebecca Britain, our club secretary [and said] ‘Was that a yellow card on him? [Issa] Diop?'” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Now former-OSU wide receiver Devin Smith speaks to the media at the 2015 Allstate Sugar Bowl. Smith is projected as a first round draft pick by many experts. Credit: Mark Batke / Photo editorFor some, pro day is a way to improve on subpar performances in certain events at the NFL Scouting Combine. For others, it is a time to introduce yourself, both personally and through your play, to the NFL scouts and coaches on hand.No matter what the goal was, the 10 former Ohio State players currently entered in the 2015 NFL draft had a chance to reach it Friday morning with OSU’s annual pro day event at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center.At one end of the spectrum is wide receiver Devin Smith, who currently projects as a first-round pick in many mock drafts. Smith, who performed at the combine in Indianapolis last month, said he was using the opportunity to show off some of the finer points of his skill set.“I was really just trying to hush the critics of me, that I’m only able to run one route,” Smith said. “I thought it was really important to go out there and run all the routes, show them that I’ve improved and can run all the routes.”Smith said in addition to route running, he wanted to be able to showcase his ability to corral the ball on a regular basis.“A lot of teams felt that I’m not very consistent with my hands, so I made sure I did that,” he said. “I put a lot of work and training into working on my hands and my coordination.”On the other end, offensive lineman Darryl Baldwin, who was not a starter for coach Urban Meyer until his redshirt-senior season, looked to get his name out there and get one step closer to the NFL.“You just try to start one year, and now you’re here trying to impress NFL teams,” Baldwin said. “It’s great. It’s a dream come true.”Despite a total of 76 representatives from the NFL in attendance at the Woody Hayes Athletic Center, including members of all 32 teams, Baldwin said he was able to block out most of the pressure coming from the most important job interview of his life.“I didn’t (feel the pressure). After we got the bench out of the way, and the first 40 (yard dash), I was just more relaxed and everything just seemed better,” Baldwin said.Among the 76 NFL representatives in attendance were Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin and offensive coordinator Todd Haley, Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis and Minnesota Vikings general manager and OSU alumnus Rick Spielman.Tomlin was accompanied by current Pittsburgh and former OSU linebacker Ryan Shazier.Another participant Friday was cornerback Doran Grant. Grant said he has attended past pro days to support his teammates, but he still did not know exactly what to expect.“You’re the performer. You’re the one doing the workout. You’re the one interviewing for the job with all this NFL personnel,” Grant said. “I was looking at (redshirt-sophomore cornerback) Eli (Apple), how he was watching at me, and I said, ‘That’s how I used to be.’”Grant said he is still not sure where he might go in the draft. The Akron native said all that matters to him is making an NFL roster, in any capacity.He said has talked to the Oakland Raiders, Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Steelers, amongst other organizations.Baldwin said he does not know what the future will hold for him, but he appreciates days like Friday to give him a chance to work toward his dream.“Whether it’s going late-round draft or free agent, it doesn’t really matter to me. Just getting the chances,” he said.Baldwin was not aware of his numbers Friday, as they were not released to attendees outside of the scouts, but said he believes he performed well. The Solon, Ohio, product said he has an interview scheduled with the Carolina Panthers at the end of the month.While 2013 OSU graduates such as offensive lineman Marcus Hall, wide receiver Chris Fields and kicker Drew Basil made their returns to the WHAC on Friday, so did one player who has been away for quite a bit longer.Troy Smith, who won the Heisman Trophy in 2006 as a senior at OSU, returned to throw passes in receiving drills for tight end Jeff Heuerman and receivers Evan Spencer, Fields and Devin Smith.Devin Smith said it was a good experience to work with the former NFL starting quarterback.“It was great. Having a Heisman Trophy winner come out here and really giving us a good look, so we appreciate it and, and he’s always wanted to do stuff for us,” he said.In addition to Devin Smith, Baldwin, Heuerman, Spencer and Grant, the other recent OSU graduates participating Friday were defensive linemen Michael Bennett and Steve Miller, kicker Kyle Clinton, long snapper Russell Doup and linebacker Curtis Grant.Doran Grant said, while he enjoys the pressure and intensity of the pre-draft workouts, he is getting restless waiting for the draft to begin April 30.“It’s been just like everybody told us,” he said. “They said it’s a long process. That’s what makes it hard, is how long from January until draft day. That’s the hardest part, the wait.”
Categories: Kahle News,News 31May Committee approves Rep. Kahle’s auto insurance claims reform bill The House Insurance Committee has taken the first step towards reforming the Michigan Assigned Claims Plan (MACP) by unanimously passing legislation from state Rep. Bronna Kahle.“This is a common-sense reform. People without insurance should be held to the same standards as those paying for private insurance,” Kahle said. “This simply puts all of us on the same playing field.”House Bill 4626 will require that a person making a claim through the MACP must notify the Michigan Automobile Insurance Placement Facility (MAIPF) of the claim within a year. This is the same amount of time allowed for someone filing an insurance claim through his or her own insurance company.Kahle’s legislation was part of a four-bill legislative package reforming the MACP, ensuring proper coverage while also providing uniform filing requirements to increase efficiency. Kahle joined fellow Reps. Curt VanderWall, Mary Whiteford and Hank Vaupel in testifying before the committee on May 18.The legislation advances to the House for its consideration.State Rep. Bronna Kahle speaks before the House Insurance Committee on her legislation to reform assigned claim coverage related to automobile insurance in Michigan on Thursday, May 18.