Dave Stevens joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Coral spokesman says England are 12/1 to win Euro 2016, and 5/1 to reach the semi-finals, following their faultless qualifying campaign.Stevens also reveals Tottenham striker Harry Kane is 33/1 to go on and beat Wayne Rooney’s England goal record, after the Manchester United man surpassed Sir Bobby Charlton’s haul on Tuesday night.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
Goals were the order of the day as Burt overcame old rivals MacCumhaills to win their 35th Donegal Senior hurling title at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny today.DonegalTV were on hand to capture Burt’s fourth title in a row. Simply click on the video to view. DDTV: BURT CLAIM THEIR 35TH DONEGAL SENIOR HURLING TITLE was last modified: September 27th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BURTdonegalHURLINGMacCumhaillsO’Donnell Park
Nothing is ever certain in this life, but it’s a pretty good bet airfares won’t take off next year. Matter of fact, the American Express Global Business Travel Forecast 2016 (GBT) is predicting only a modest hike in the cost of airline tickets—depending on where you live and where you’re headed.In a prepared release the American Express Global Business Travel (GBT) says, “Led by favorable market conditions in North America and tempered growth in Asia, the airline industry will see slight pricing gains as increased demand is offset by similar growth in capacity partially spurred by lower fuel costs.”What’s this mean for you and your (or your company’s) pocketbook? Here’s the region-by-region rundown:North America. Short-haul business class tickets are predicted to increase .4% to 2.4% next year; long-haul business class by .4% to 2.9%. GBT forecasts a .7% to 2.7% hike in long-haul economy airfares. But the best news of the bunch is the projected cost of a short-haul economy ticket. GBT believes it will fall by as much as 1.5%, and rise no more than 1.1%. Latin America. If you’re bound to, or intend to fly within, Latin America be prepared to reap the benefits of what American Express Global Business Travel labels “economic headwinds.” They’re expected to drive down the prices across the board, but especially in economy class. The forecast predicts short-haul business class will rates will fall by 3.5% to .5%; long-haul business class seats could sell for 3% less than they did. Back behind the curtain, short-haul economy class is predicted to plummet by as much as a full 4% to a more modest .5%; long-haul economy class accommodations should drop 1% to 4%. Europe and the Middle East. 2016 European airfares are predicted to remain relatively stable—that’s if you book a seat in the back. “Premium cabin costs,” says GBT, are “the exception.” Overall, “continued pressure from both LCCs (low-cost carriers) and the Gulf Carriers “will place strong downward pressure on fares throughout Europe, particularly on short- and long-haul routes to Asia.”In the Middle East itself expect rapid capacity growth by Gulf Carriers and a persistent, lingering weakness in the region’s petro-pegged economy to “generally push… prices lower.” In Europe, short-haul business class is projected to fall as much as 1% and not to rise more than 2%. No such luck with long-haul business class. GBT says those airfares should rise between 1% and 3%. Short-haul economy passengers should pay between 2% less to 1% more for a seat, while long-haul economy looks to be as much as 3% less expensive.Middle East airline short-haul business class seats aren’t cheap. They’ll cost you 2% to 5% more; long-haul business class in the region should run 1% to 3% more. GBT envisions short-haul economy in the Middle East increasing by between 2% and 3%. Long-haul economy should rise no more than 1%. Asia-Pacific. Look for domestic economy airfares to show the most robust price increases in the region. This will be especially true in China, where the burgeoning middle class is making its mark, and loves to travel. Domestic Asia-Pacific business class airfares should increase between 1% and 2.8% according to American Express. International business class looks to post a .6% to 2.6% gain, while intra-APAC business class tickets might rise as much as 2%. Domestic economy fares are predicted to increase 2% to 3.5%, international economy seats 1% to 2.7% and intra-APAC seat prices between .5% and 2%.So blow the winds of change in the year to come—modestly to moderately. Pack accordingly.
24 November 2015She was encouraged by the growing number of men who were getting involved in the fight against the abuse of women and children, said the Minister in the Presidency responsible for Women, Susan Shabangu, speaking at an International Men’s Day event in Soshanguve, Tshwane on 21 November.Bishop @PeMkhize attending International Men’s Day programme with Minister Susan Shabangu pic.twitter.com/lpGjBqmF8q— Faith Center Malvern (@FaithCenterJhb) November 19, 2015The minister, along with First Lady Tobeka Zuma, urged men to get involved in the 16 Days of Activism campaign and create a culture in which women and children were protected and could feel safe.International Men’s Day is an annual event observed in November. It is designed to focus on men’s health, improving gender relations, promoting gender equality and highlighting positive male role models. It is also an opportunity for men to celebrate their contributions to the community, family, marriage and child care.Our bishop @PeMkhize with some of SA Men on the year nominees and Minister Susan Shabangu pic.twitter.com/4elEAIlFn5— Faith Center Malvern (@FaithCenterJhb) November 19, 2015Shabangu said while men were primarily looked up to as the nurturers of boys, women should also be involved. Both parents had the responsibility of raising children.Zuma said men must be part of the solution to end the abuse of women and children. “Not reporting abuse means you are part of the problem,” she said. The first lady also called on fathers to spend more time talking to their sons about gender violence and teaching them to respect women. “Fathers should not only spend time reading newspapers. They should give themselves time to spend with the boy child. Real men don’t abuse.”Men who attended the event said that they were determined to work together with women to fight against gender violence as well as play their part in encouraging others to do the same.Ephraim Baloyi, who attended, said he was positive about the role women played in society, and that they should, along with children, be protected at all costs. “Men,” Baloyi said, “are supposed to love and take care of their families. They should not abuse their children. Men who abuse their wives and children should be locked up in jail.”The minister also called on police officers to take the plight of men who were being abused just as seriously as that of women and children. “We are all human beings. We all feel the pain, and we all must be protected,” she said.The International Men’s Day celebration and awareness campaign is part of the South African government’s theme for #16Days, #CountMeIn: Together Moving a Non-Violent South Africa Forward.Source: South African Government News Agency