Scoring at the right time: Manu Tuilagi scored at a crucial stage of the 2012 Test against New Zealand Right at the death: Ryan Crotty famously went over in extra time against Ireland last yearFor an opponent, a match against New Zealand has an added level of hype and importance. The build-up often references the last time they beat the All Blacks or what effect a victory would have this time. It isn’t uncommon for a side to have taken the lead against them or at least be level after the opening quarter (occurred in 44% of their games 2012-14). It may be the case that loss aversion then kicks in. The style of play that has put them in front is suddenly deemed a ‘risk’ and avoided. At the same time, New Zealand’s players are being motivated by their own strong desire not to lose, so going behind makes them more dangerous.It is possible that the key is to dominate their two usual areas of strength – specifically limiting their scoring 21-30 minutes and then being able to put points on the board between 51-60 minutes. That is something England achieved back in 2012. They kept New Zealand to 0 points after the first quarter, raised their own scoring and then managed three tries between the 53rd and 61st minute.England don’t have the same track record of successfully chasing down an early deficit as New Zealand, having lost on five of the six occasions when they have been behind after twenty minutes since 2012.They do match up well when it comes to the 51-60 minute period though. It has proved their highest scoring section under Stuart Lancaster, with an average of 16% of their points occurring in it. They also concede an average of just 1.5 points in those ten minutes compared to 2.0-2.7 points elsewhere. In their five most recent matches against the All Blacks, they have conceded a combined total of just 3 points between 51-60 minutes.Given a team knows that a New Zealand comeback is highly likely, how to combat it tactically and mentally may feature in their preparation. While England had to effectively beat them twice in that 2012 game (after the visitors revival from 15-0 to 15-14), South Africa were required to respond to two comebacks in Johannesburg recently to secure the win. LATEST RUGBY WORLD MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTION DEALSSkip AdAds by There was a sense of inevitability as New Zealand clawed back a ten point deficit in Brisbane last month and won against Australia in the Rugby Championship with the final kick of the game. Similar was seen last year in Ireland, and that ability to ruthlessly pursue an opponent would put Anton Chigurh to shame.The All Blacks have lost just twice in thirty nine matches since Steve Hansen took charge. Their average winning margin may have dropped from 19 points (June 2012-November 2013) to nine (November 2013- October 2014), but how to beat them remains a conundrum solved rarely. Looking at some rugby statistics, perhaps the focus should be shifted from how to when?Scoring touch: Aaron Smith dives over against Australia in TRCBy splitting New Zealand games from 2012-2014 into ten minute segments, their scoring trends can be noted. There appears to be two crucial periods in a standard match. Between 21-30 minutes they both increase their own scoring and limit their opponents’, while the 51-60 minute block sees their opponents’ average drop to a low of just 1.15 points.Conventional wisdom may hold that building an early lead is the preferred way to beat the All Blacks. However it can be seen below that they react positively when the opposition go ahead in the opening quarter. Their ability to accelerate the scoring rate in the 21-30 minute period means a slow start can be overcome, while their opponents often fail to maintain their own initially high rate.When they have trailed later in games, the main comeback period appears to be the 61-70 minute segment – with an average of 5.33 points scored to 1.77 conceded if they were behind at halftime and 6.5 points to 1.66, when losing after an hour.The mentality of both teams does need to be considered. The 2011 World Cup winners have worked in the past with forensic psychiatrist Dr Ceri Evans to understand and manage pressure.One of the ideas is that ‘red head’ is a distracted state, driven by emotion and with focus on result while ‘blue head’ allows calm, accurate decisions to be made with the spotlight placed on task. In recent interviews, the players have highlighted the importance of process and preparation over outcome, and the significance of the leadership group and trust in the system. That ability to keep a ‘blue head’ and stay connected for the full match has been a crucial element in their comebacks. The ‘keep calm and carry on’ slogan has been horrendously overused, but tag ‘scoring’ on the end and it may apply against New Zealand.To read an in-depth analysis of the haka and RW’s verdict on England’s midfield problem, check out the December issue of Rugby World – in shops now! Visit po.st/RWSub for all the latest Rugby World subscription deals, or find out how to download the digital edition of the magazine at po.st/RWDig.
faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,PCC – EducationVirtual Schools PasadenaDarrell Done EducationHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Jerell B. Hill, Ed.D. photo courtesy Pacific Oaks College & Children’s SchoolPacific Oaks College & Children’s School on Monday announced the appointment of Jerell B. Hill, Ed.D., as the new dean of Pacific Oaks College’s School of Education. His appointment comes after having served as interim dean since July 2020.Dr. Hill is a longstanding member of the greater Pasadena community and is the first African American man to serve as dean for the School of Education. He has more than 20 years of experience as a K-12 educator and administrator as well as a higher education professor and administrator, the institution said in a statement.“We are honored to announce Dr. Jerell Hill as our newest dean at Pacific Oaks College. It means so much to [Pacific Oaks] that Dr. Hill’s impact as an African American male leader in the field of education is far-reaching. He is a role model to black men and other men of color, demonstrating that they too can pursue education and be leaders in the profession,” Dr. Jack Paduntin, president of PO, said. “I look forward to the legacy Dr. Hill will build and the impact he will create for the School of Education and our future teachers.”Dr. Hill’s career and research interests include diversity, equity, and inclusion, student motivation, educational administration, teacher education, adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), special education, educational policy, and urban schools. Prior to his promotion to dean, Dr. Hill served not only as interim dean but also as the assessment coordinator in the School of Education and as a faculty adviser for multiple subject credential candidates.“The need for teachers to turn social justice and anti-bias, anti-racist ideology into real practice is ultimately the goal. Developing critical consciousness, embracing the inner work of reflection, clarifying commitments, and understanding that the largest complaints are often the biggest opportunities,” Dr. Hill said. “I have been an educator for more than 20 years. For me, the appointment of dean means that there is power in divinely inspired possibilities, and the true invitation is to help people do what they were put here to do. Educators have a unique opportunity to provide us with hope and belief that we can make a difference one student at a time.”Dr. Hill’s professional memberships include the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators, American Educational Research Association (AERA), International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (co-chair of the Diversity and Cultural Competence Committee), and the Council for Exceptional Children. Dr. Hill has published multiple academic articles on topics such as rethinking Brown v. Board of Education, exploring the uncertainties between clinical practice and distance learning during COVID-19, teaching with purpose using a healing-informed ACE lens, and building bridges for English language learners. Among numerous presentations, Dr. Hill has been a keynote speaker and presenter at the International Congress of Educators in Lima, Peru.Founded in 1945, Pacific Oaks College & Children’s School is composed of two educational entities. Rooted in the extraordinary potential that lives in every human being, Pacific Oaks College offers an environment where your perspective and experience can play an integral part in your educational journey. Through our unique, progressive approach to teaching and learning, everyone in our classrooms is both student and teacher. Students relate subjects to their own personal experiences—sharing with the teacher and fellow students.A nonprofit, accredited higher education institution, Pacific Oaks College offers teacher credentialing preparation as well as bachelor’s and master’s programs in a variety of fields, including education, early childhood education (ECE), human development, psychology, social work, marriage and family therapy (MFT), and business and management.Pacific Oaks Children’s School provides nonprofit early childhood education programs for children ages 6 months through 5 years and has pioneered achievements in the areas of anti-bias education, emergent curriculum, and peaceful conflict resolution. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. 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Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditLISBON, Portugal (AP) — Kingsley Coman headed Bayern Munich to a sixth European Cup title on Sunday, scoring against boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain to seal a 1-0 victory in the first Champions League final to be played without fans.While Bayern won its first final since 2013, PSG has yet to lift the European Cup despite more than $1 billion being spent on players in nine years.More than $500 million was spent on Neymar, Kylian Mbappé and Angel Di Maria but PSG looked far from formidable or threatening against the Bavarian giants who felt more assured on European club football’s biggest stage. August 23, 2020 The season is now over — three months later than planned due to the coronavirus pandemic pause in play — with Bayern treble winners just as it was in 2013.The European Cup joins the Bundesliga trophy — won for an eighth successive season — and the German Cup.Bayern joins deposed champion Liverpool as six-time champions of Europe, only behind AC Milan (seven) and Real Madrid (13). It was the first final to end 1-0 since Real Madrid beat Juventus in 1998 which was also the last final to feature teams who qualified as domestic champions. But the singing PSG contingent around the directors’ box was silenced in a stadium that was largely empty due to coronavirus restrictions. And when the final whistle blew, Neymar was in tears, embraced by Bayern rival David Alaba.“They were more clinical than us,” PSG midfielder Ander Herrera said. “When you play another top team in Europe, if you don’t score they will.” Bayern beats Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to win 6th European Cup As the costly front three were frustrated in front of goal, it was instead a winger who was born in Paris and started his career at PSG who inflicted the blow.The 24-year-old Coman ghosted in at the far post unchecked by the PSG defense and was ready to meet a cross from Joshua Kimmich in the 59th minute.It was Bayern’s 43rd goal of a perfect European campaign that has seen Bayern become the first team to win all 11 Champions League matches.“When you win a title like this with brothers on the pitch,” Kimmich said, “that’s the maximum you can ask for.”It capped an incredible transformation this season under Hansi Flick, who emerged from the shadows in November, with a promotion to the top coaching job with Bayern fourth in the Bundesliga. Perhaps the only surprise was that there was no 56th goal of the season by Bayern forward Robert Lewandowski.For once his scoring contribution was not needed as this season like no other ended with a 21st successive win for Bayern as part of a 30-game unbeaten run.___More AP soccer https://apnews.com/Soccer and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports PSG’s footballing superstars were subdued at a final which lacked the usual pre-match entertainment from pop stars.Not that PSG lacked chances to take the lead at a final that should have been played in Istanbul in May, rather than the Portuguese capital in late August when seasons usually begin not end.Only the presence of “Istanbul” on the match ball that Neymar struck at Bayern goalkeeper Manuel Neuer in the 18th was a reminder here of the pandemic-enforced change of location.Neymar did spark the move that saw Herrera and Di Maria combine but the Argentine could only strike over.And an interchange between Herrera and Mbappé before halftime ended with a weak shot from the French forward. Associated Press read more
TRENTON – Rabbi Eliahu Ben Haim and Akiva Aryeh Weiss were sentenced on Jan. 4 for their respective roles in a money laundering scheme in which Weiss operated an illegal money transmitting business, U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman announced.Ben Haim, 60, of the Elberon section of Long Branch, N.J., previously pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Joel A. Pisano to money laundering conspiracy. He was sentenced to five years in prison.Weiss, a/k/a Arye Weiss, 57, of Brooklyn, N.Y., previously pleaded guilty before Judge Pisano to an Information charging him with operating an unlicensed money transmitting business, or “cash house,” out of a location in Brooklyn. He was sentenced to five years’probation with the special condition that he reside in a mental health facility. Judge Pisano imposed both sentences today in Trenton federal court.According to documents filed in this case and statements made in court:Ben Haim admitted that beginning in October 2006, he met with a cooperating witness, Solomon Dwek, and for a fee of approximately 10 percent agreed to launder and conceal Dwek’s funds through an already-existing underground money transfer network. Ben Haim admitted that prior to laundering Dwek’s funds ,Dwek repeatedly told him the funds were the proceeds ofDwek’s illegal businesses and schemes, including bank fraud, trafficking in counterfeit goods, and bankruptcy fraud.In order to conceal and disguise the nature and source of the funds, Ben Haim directed Dwek to make the checks payable to several organizations that Ben Haim operated, including Congregation Ohel Eliahu, Friends of Yechave Daat, and Congregation Yehuda Yaaleh. Once he received the checks from Dwek, Ben Haim deposited them into bank accounts held in the names of the organizations and then wired the proceeds of those checks to a co-conspirator in Israel,identified as “I.M,” or, at I.M.’s direction, to bank accounts held by other individuals and corporations in various foreign countries, including Israel, Turkey, China, Switzerland and Argentina. I.M. would then make cash available through an underground money transfer network, including at the cash houses operated by Schmuel Cohen, 27, a/k/a Schmulik Cohen; Yeshaye Ehrental, 68, a/k/a Yeshayahu Ehrental and Yishay Ehrental, and Weiss.Weiss admitted that from June 2007 to July 2009 he operated an unlicensed money transmitting business with individuals residing in Israel. In conducting his business from a location in Brooklyn, he transferred thousands of dollars in cash to Ben Haim and Dwek. Weiss admitted he transferred between $200,000 and $400,000 in cash to Ben Haim and Dwek.Ehrental and Cohen, both of Brooklyn, pleaded guilty before Judge Pisano to operating an illegal money transmitting businesses. They were sentenced to 18 months in prison each on Sept. 9, 2011, and Aug. 24, 2011, respectively.In addition to the prison term, Judge Pisano sentenced Ben Haim to three years of supervised release.U.S. Attorney Fishman credited special agents of the FBI, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Michael B. Ward, and special agents of IRS-Criminal Investigation, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Victor W. Lessoff, for the investigation leading to today’s sentences.The government is represented by Assistant U.S. Attorney Maureen Nakly of the U.S. Attorney’s Office Special Prosecutions Division in Newark. Ben Haim was represented by Lawrence S. Lustberg, Newark and Weiss was represented by Susan Necheles, New York. read more
By Michele J. KuhnFAIR HAVEN – It’s courage and inspiration that Maureen Bay sees when she looks at the faces and into the eyes of women – and men – who have survived breast cancer.“It’s courageous to show your face,” said Bay, the owner of Gem of an Idea at 740 River Road. “I have had women come in here, even some who have just had a double mastectomy, and they have such a great attitude… They are upbeat and amazing.“In my opinion, every woman who has gone through breast cancer treatment is indeed beautiful in her own way,” Bay said. “She emerges from treatment stronger, more hopeful, more determined, more loving, more graceful, more compassionate… all of which can be depicted in her eyes and in her smile.”Bay has assembled a collection of 30 photos of survivors to showcase those qualities. She is using them for a window display at her jewelry store in celebration of “Pink Haven,” part of Riverview Medical Center’s sixth Annual Paint the Town Pink breast cancer awareness campaign.“It is a tribute to women who have been through and survived the experience of breast cancer,” she said.The Paint the Town Pink event merges a breast cancer prevention, detection and treatment campaign with a fundraising component. Donations to the Pink Fund will provide free screenings at the Women’s Center at Riverview for uninsured and underserved women in the community.The campaign is a collaboration of Riverview Medical Center, Red Bank, and surrounding communities. This year eight towns are participating: Red Bank (Pink Bank), Little Silver (Little Pink), Rumson (Pinkson), Holmdel (Pinkdel), Atlantic Highlands (Atlantic Pinklands), Monmouth Beach (Pink Beach), Shrewsbury (Pinkbury) and Fair Haven (Pink Haven).The photos Bay has gathered show women at various stages of life. Some photographs were professionally taken, others were snapshots taken by family or friends.Among the glossy prints hanging in the shop is one of a woman with her toddler grandchild. Others show a woman smiling as she stands next to her physician and two sisters who have survived breast cancer. A banner proclaiming “Pink Haven, creating the beautiful faces of survival” is part of the display.Bay has been sending emails to friends and clients looking for photos of survivors. Those people in turn have been sending messages to their friends and family. That networking resulted in photos coming from near and far. Though she hoped to have photographs of men, none were forwarded to her.Women whose photos appear in the window are not identified, but she knows that when it comes to the faces of local women, “a lot of people may know these people.“Maybe it will encourage them to go for their annual mammogram. Maybe it will help (Riverview) raise more money to ensure women can get mammograms,” Bay said.The shop owner tracked down pink clothespins and a few dozen pink wire hangers with the help of her dry cleaner. The white paper hanger covers that usually have advertising on them are printed instead in bright pink lettering with such words as “hope,” “courage” and “triumph.” They are being used to hang the photos.“I wanted this to be inspirational,” she said. “I wanted this to be empowering.”It is with passion and enthusiasm that Bay speaks about the window design and her participation in the campaign. She hopes the effort will offer an opportunity for people to talk about breast cancer and for the need for women, age 40 and older, to get their annual screenings.“Creating a dialogue is important,’’ she said. “I’m excited by this.”This is the second year Bay has decorated her window for “Pink Haven.” Last year’s design won best dressed window, something of which she is proud.The photos are expected to be on display at Gem of an Idea for about two weeks. read more
In Los Angeles, Calif., Sept. 9, 1950, Phyllis Havens, age 15, a Texan – born and bred – arrived from New Jersey. Within hours, David Dillon, age 18, a Jersey boy – born and bred – arrived by train from Texas where he completed his Air Force Basic Training.They met for the first time three weeks later at her grandmother’s home in Glendale, Calif. on Sept. 27, 1950. He was smitten and knew immediately he had met the love of his life. She, however, took a little longer and required some gentle persuasion.Nevertheless, they were married on June 20, 1953 at the March Air Force Base Chapel in Riverside, Calif.It’s been an active, fun-filled marriage with the normal ups and downs. They traveled often, mostly in the good old USA, hitting about 44 of the lower 48 states. As a matter of fact, they are currently motoring through New England.They have had a variety of occupations. Phyllis has been a truant officer, real estate agent, sales representative for Commerce Clearing House, and president and co-founder of Special Artists Management, a successful talent agency. David has had dual careers in the life insurance business and the acting business. He began as an agent for Metropolitan Life, became vice president and manager of the Life and Group Department of John C. Paige & Company of New York City, and was the brokerage manager for Prudential Insurance Company of New York City. As a professional actor, he joined the Screen Actors Guild in 1967 and is now a life-member of SAG-AFTRA.They are the proud parents of Dana Dillon Walling of Brick, Marjorie Dillon Dellecker of Venice, Fla., and David D. Dillon II of Severna Park, Md., and four fantastic grandchildren, Christina L. Walling, Melissa A. Walling, David D. Dillon III, and Erica K. Dillon.Phyllis and Dave have lived in the greater Red Bank area for over 45 years and currently reside in Manchester. read more
By Joseph SapiaHOLMDEL – During a visit to the White House, Eileen Huang and a few other high schoolers got First Lady Michelle Obama snapping her fingers in admiration at a poetry reading.“It was pretty cool,” said Eileen, 16, of Holmdel.Eileen and four others could pull this off because they are the country’s five National Student Poets, each representing a region of the country. Eileen represents the Northeast Region of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.In its fourth year, the National Student Poets Program is bestowed by the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Institute of Museum and Library Services, and Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, whittling 20,000 high school poets to the five honored.In her role, Eileen is beginning a year-long service project on writing and reading in the Northeast.A sophomore at the Monmouth County Vocational School District’s High Technology High School on the campus of Brookdale Community College in Lincroft, Eileen has been writing since middle school. She writes poetry and fictional short stories.“I don’t even consider myself a writer,” Eileen said. “(More so) a kid who writes.”In her freshman year, Eileen submitted a poem, “Cities,” a poem about what cities would be like if they were people, to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards competition. In March 2015, she won a gold medal in the contest and became one of 35 finalists – seven per each of the five regions.Then, Eileen submitted three poems, “Gargoyle,” about the negative impacts of beauty standards place upon women; “Piano,” about thinking about her sisters – Alice, now 14, and Maddy, now 8 – playing piano, while she had quit; and “Confluence,” comparing subjects of Tang Dynasty poems, which she studied during a year abroad in China, and her life.Part of the submission package was her biography and a video talking about her love of poetry and writing it.Over the summer, Eileen found out she won the Northeast Region.In October, she read “Confluence” at the White House, which, Eileen said, was “very surreal.”“I actually sat next to her (Michele Obama) during the ceremonies,” Eileen said. “She made comments (about the poems during the readings). She was real nice.”Eileen also draws, paints, programs computers and enjoys physics. So, she combines art and science.“The more I learn about the literary world, the more I learn about the science world, they’re really not different,” she said. “I think there shouldn’t be that divide.”Eileen said she does not know what she wants to do for a career. Her parents, Sandra Liu and Xinyu Huang, are engineers.When she spent 7th grade in China, she volunteered at an orphanage. Now, she tutors Long Branch elementary students in English and mathematics.A Renaissance person?“Not really,” Eileen said. “I’m trying to figure it out.”Through her National Student Poet position, Eileen got to meet national poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. Yet, she noted, her life is juxtaposed with “going to school, doing all these teen-age things.”Huang will be speaking at the TEDxNavesink 2016 Makers conference, to be held on April 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Monmouth University’s Pollak Theatre. The conference will feature talks by 30 pioneering makers from New York, New Jersey and around the globe.CONFLUENCEBy Eileen HuangTang dynasty poemsare four lineseach,breaks between cadenceseach character a curve,iron hook, slicing blackscissor slashes againsttextbook paper. I am noLi Bai, for instead of wineI drink the laws of thermodynamicsand I pass time under the home screen ofa Nokia rather than moonlight, the foot of my bed nothing morethan a scuffing ofcrushed cockroaches. I do not need lullabieswhen I can recitestanzas in my sleep, their four beat,jumping voicesbuzzing like dragonflies in hollow ear canals.They speak of rivers, looping islands,yellow brown mud sloshing behindrocks in the shapes of warriorswho jumped across gorgesin pursuit of wild tigers.I do not need to press knees against littered plastic bagsand feel them crunch like insects under bare feet,I do need to pretendthat I am standing at the edge of a river,one toe in the flowing mud,arm resting against the sandbanks. And I do notneedblankets when I have thelisping voices of Su Songto sing meto sleep. read more
Nathan Jackman scored in overtime sparking the Nelson Leafs to the West Kootenay Minor Hockey Atom B Championship Sunday in Midway.The goal was the second of the game for Jackman as Nelson outlasted Trail Blazers 7-6 in extra time.Nelson Chiefs won the other West Kootenay Banner of the tournament. Sebastian Conne Correnti led the Leafs with three goals while Cash Nay added a single.Nelson against needed overtime to advance to the final, getting past rival Trail Toads 4-3 in shootout.
If you’re a skydiver, you know all about adrenaline addiction and the pull of gravity – so don’t miss out on the chance of a quick jump while you’re on holiday (or a business trip) in South Africa.South Africa boasts numerous long established and reputable skydiving clubs close to Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, on the Wine Route, along the scenic Garden Route, and in some of the smaller university towns, such as Grahamstown. (Image: Cape Town Tandem Paragliding)With it’s excellent climate, largely clear skies and spectacular scenery, skydiving is a very popular sport practiced throughout the year, right across South Africa.ParaglidingIf you’re into paragliding or hang gliding, the sky’s the limit in South Africa!Parachuting history in South Africa started with the formation of the historic Pietermaritzburg Parachute Club back in 1954 – making it one of the oldest parachuting clubs in the world, from the era when skydiving as recreational and competitive sport activity began.Today South Africa boasts numerous long established and reputable skydiving clubs close to Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, on the Wine Route, along the scenic Garden Route, and in some of the smaller university towns, such as Grahamstown.If you’re a skydiver already then you know all about adrenaline and the pull of gravity – so don’t miss out on the chance to jump at the numerous drop zones scattered throughout South Africa!Tandem introductory skydiveIf you have never skydived before, a tandem introductory skydive will see you strapped to an experienced instructor for the ride of your life. It will give you a birds-eye view of some of South Africa’s fantastic scenery, will definitely get your adrenalin pumping, and will certainly give you an experience to remember forever.You might also like to consider enrolling in the internationally recognised Accelerated FreeFall Program (AFF) while in South Africa. Over the 10-jump programme you learn to skydive on your own. Once graduated, you will be signed off to jump at any registered drop zone, anywhere in the world.AffordableWith the favourable exchange rate, excellent climate and spectacular scenery, South Africa is a great place to experience skydiving. You will find it cheaper than in most other countries, and it’s an excellent view from up there!Drop zones in South Africa operate within rigidly defined and enforced safety parameters set out in the Parachute Association of South Africa’s Manual of Procedures. Safety and training standards are on a par with, or better than, international standards.As they say on the drop zones “Blue Skies & Great SkyDives”.Travel and Planning InfoWhether you are an experienced sports skydiver, a first time jumper, or wanting to do beginner through to advanced skydiving training, SkyDiversity – http://www.skydiversity.co.za – provides up to date advice and information on skydiving and skydiving events, as well as facilitates enquiries and bookings for all drop zones in South Africa.Tandem Introductory skydiving packages range from R 1 750 for a basic tandem skydive, through to R 2 850 with all of the camera options.Accelerated FreeFall (AFF) Ground School, Training and Level 1 will cost you between R 2 000 and R 2 500. From there the AFF Levels get cheaper as you progress through the course. On average the 10 level, 10 jump programme will cost you between R 1 400 and R 1 700 per jump.Sports skydiving slot rates for experienced skydivers with their own equipment range from R 300 to R 400 per jump, depending on which drop zone you are jumping at.What to wearWear athletic/comfortable casual clothing suited to the weather conditions of the day.Bring a pair of pants and a long sleeve top (not a hoodie) to maybe wear for your actual jumps.You will need nice fitting, comfortable lace-up footwear/running shoes.Big boots with hooks, high heels and loose open slops are not acceptable.If you have long hair bring a couple of decent hair ties.If you wear contact lenses or prescription glasses, let your tandem instructor know and you will be provided with goggles that will protect your eyes/contact lenses, and /or will fit over your prescription glasses.Most drop zones will give you a jump suit to wear over your clothing.What to packAll skydiving equipment will be provided by the drop zone.Just bring your sense of adventure along.Parachute Association of South Africa (Pasa)The Parachute Association of South Africa is the governing body for skydiving in South Africa – www.para.co.zaPasa Registered Drop ZonesGauteng (Johannesburg/Pretoria and surrounds)SkyDive Rustenburg – www.skydiverustenburg.co.zaSkyDive Parys – www.skydiveparys.co.zaPretoria SkyDiving Club (Wonderboom) – www.skydivepretoria.co.zaJohannesburg Skydiving Club (Carltonville) – www.jsc.co.zaCape TownSkydive Cape Town – www.skydivecapetown.za.netSkydive Robertson (start of the Wine Route) – www.skydive.co.zaMother City SkyDiving – http://www.mothercityskydiving.co.za/Garden RouteSkydive Knysna – www.skydiveknysna.comSkydive Mossel Bay – www.skydivemosselbay.comSkydive Plettenberg Bay – www.skydiveplett.comSkydive Oudtshoorn – www.skydiveoudtshoorn.co.zaEastern ProvinceEP Skydivers (Grahamstown) – www.epskydivers.co.zaKwaZulu-NatalDurban Skydive Centre (Eston) – www.skydivedurban.co.zaSkydive Ballito – www.skydivedurban.co.zaFree StateSkydive Central (Tempe – Bloemfontein) – www.skydivecentral.co.zaMpumalangaWitbank Skydiving Club – www.dropzone.co.zaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest As if the hot, dry weather during pollination and compaction issues in Ohio fields weren’t enough to put pressure on this year’s corn crop, corn rootworm may be just one more issue farmers may be dealing with. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins caught up with Eric Anderson, a product development agronomist with Syngenta, to discuss corn rootworm evaluations and management.