Which San Francisco Giants players will be breakout stars (as future broadcasters)?


first_imgSAN FRANCISCO — Madison Bumgarner stood in the middle of the visitor’s clubhouse at Dodger Stadium with a blank expression on his face.He paused for so long that it was difficult to tell whether Bumgarner had forgotten he was asked a question or if he was so perplexed by it that he couldn’t deliver an answer.His eyes began to shift from locker-to-locker as he surveyed the nameplates of his Giants teammates. Finally, he locked in on Giants rookie Mike Yastrzemski.“He could do it,” Bumgarner …last_img read more

New minister wants end to mining strike


first_img27 May 2014 New Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramathlodi has appealed for an end to the four-month strike in South Africa’s platinum mining belt. “I appeal to all stakeholders to assist this country to emerge from the crippling strike that is really hurting the economy and individuals involved,” Ramathlodi said after being sworn in to office at the Sefako Makgatho presidential guesthouse in Pretoria on Monday. Mineworkers affiliated to the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) downed tools over wages at Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), Impala Platinum (Implats) and Lonmin mines in January. “Everyone would be keen to see the strike end as quickly as possible,” Ramathlodi said. “It will be my first job tonight, as I will be briefed by my director-general so that I have a sense of what are the issues that are holding the agreement back. “I’m sure we will succeed,” he added. “I am aware that the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration is mediating, and I think we must give them the necessary support. “But, for my ministry, I’ll be meeting the trade unions individually, collectively [and I’ll also] be meeting the mining houses as well as the traditional leaders in the areas that the mines are operating [in].” Ramathlodi was one of 35 new Cabinet ministers who were sworn in to office following President Jacob Zuma’s announcement of his new Cabinet on Sunday evening. He takes over from former minister Susan Shabangu, who has been moved to the Ministry of Women. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more