One-Day Lacrosse Academy Welcomes All Players

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David Saul Landes

first_imgDavid Saul Landes was among the finest economic historians of his age. He tackled the most important subject of his field: why some nations are poor whereas others are rich. His many volumes and papers, taken as a whole, form an ever-widening arc, from the specific to the general, from the national to the global. Toward the end of his career he returned to the specific, bringing the arc full circle. Interweaving the grand sweep of his work is the Landes notion that cultural distinctions temper economic and technical changes.The scholarly work begins with a 1949 article on the entrepreneur and the French economy. Why French firms were smaller, more family-oriented, and less capitalized than the British, German, and American was, to Landes, due to the longer history of aristocracy in France. “Ideas once formed are as powerful as the strongest material forces.” He spent parts of the next decade on Bankers and Pashas (1958), his Ph.D. dissertation and first book, a story of international finance between French bankers and the Egyptian government during the 1860s. International finance allowed the Egyptian economy to ride high on the economic wave from the cotton famine induced by the American Civil War. But Landes’s account is less a tale of the cold calculus of French bankers than it is of personalities and greed. The carnival of credit that ensued would have been hilarious if not for the history of economic pain and bitterness that followed. The work, which began as part of Landes’s quest to understand the entrepreneur in French economic development, expanded the intellectual arc that is his legacy.Landes’s greatest achievement, The Unbound Prometheus (1969), was begun in 1954, when he was asked to write a chapter on technological change and European industrial development for the Cambridge Economic History of Europe. He was soon involved in the “seamless web of the historian’s history,” and the enormous chapter became a book. Europe, and later much of the world, broke free of Malthusian economic constraints through a series of critical technological innovations that became known as the “industrial revolution.” But only with continuing advances in productivity, not just the accumulation of physical capital, could economic growth be sustained. Why Hercules unbound Prometheus in the eighteenth century and why in Europe is answered by Landes by “the will to mastery, the rational approach to problems that we call the scientific method, the competition for wealth and power. Nothing—not pride, nor honor, nor authority, nor credulity—could stand in the way of these new values.” The scholarly expanse of Landes had greatly widened, but the importance of cultural superiority remained.One technological change stood out to Landes, who was an expert in horology and an avid collector of clocks and watches. Revolution in Time (1983) concerns that history and how these, often overlooked, innovations transformed the rhythms of daily life and the broader economy of commerce. Time pieces magnified the productivity gains of the industrial technologies described in Unbound through the better scheduling of goods, mail, railroads, the military and workers, whose time was no longer their own.His most widely cited volume, Wealth and Poverty of Nations (1998), expands the arc to include the entire globe and ponders the question: Why the West before the rest? Landes’s answer begins with geography. Europe has a temperate climate, but so does China. Climate was a necessary but not sufficient condition for sustained technological change. Europe, not China, is crisscrossed by mountains, giving rise to political and social fragmentation. Europe, as Landes notes, did not have all of its eggs in one basket. Its competing systems produced political and social institutions that were ultimately conducive to sustained economic growth and they gave rise to people who embraced and accepted novelty unhampered by tradition. Europe was endowed with a distinctive culture, not just the Gulf Stream. His final book, Dynasties (2006), takes his intellectual legacy back full circle to families and entrepreneurs. But the families of this work are internationally dispersed including the Toyodas, Schlumbergers, Fords, Barings, and Agnellis.Landes’s books, like the watches and clocks that fascinated him, are brilliantly crafted with vivid, eloquent, and fluent prose. He wrote of the time pieces, “I was smitten—caught by the combination of mechanical ingenuity, craftsmanship, artistry, and elegance.” Readers are equally smitten by Landes’s books. In a field that has increasingly eschewed the narrative, Landes kept it center stage. Unbound Prometheus has been the starting point for economic historians and undergraduate history students for almost a half century.David Landes was born in New York City in 1924. He was a prodigy who skipped so many grades that he received his A.B. from City College in 1942, after which he enrolled at Harvard to do a Ph.D. in History. He received an M.A. in 1943 but then enlisted and served in the U.S. Signal Corps. He later returned to graduate work at Harvard, was a Junior Fellow from 1950 to 1953, and received his Ph.D. in History in 1953. He married in 1944 Sonia Tarnopol, whom he had met when he was 15 years old. Sonia predeceased him by four months after 69 years of a marriage that was, to those who knew them, a loving and warm relationship between equals.David Landes taught at Columbia University and then at Berkeley until 1964, when he joined the Harvard History Department. He moved to the Economics Department in 1977. He retired in 1997 as Coolidge Professor of History and Professor of Economics. Landes was active in many causes and programs at Harvard. He took over as the chair of the Committee on Degrees in Social Studies in 1981 and remained in that position until1993. He became a senior fellow in the Society of Fellows in 1987. He was dedicated to issues concerning Judaism and Israel and was active in Harvard’s Hillel.David Landes was a historian among economists and an economist among historians—a rare crossover and an exceptional scholar in the world of ideas.Respectfully submitted,Benjamin FriedmanHenry RosovskyClaudia Goldin, Chairlast_img read more

Gold Coast mega mansion sells for more than $11 million

first_img“It’s just over $11 million,” Mr Mian said.“It is the highest sale on the Sovereign Islands.”“A local buyer will be moving into it.”The property, at 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, now holds the sales record on the Sovereign Islands — the record was previously held by Baltimore, a mega mansion that changed hands for $11 million in 2006.Grande Vista first hit the market back in February, 2017 with a price tag of $14.88 million.Sellers Brian and Eileen Peat bought the mansion at auction for $7 million from receivers in 2010. Luxury at every turn. Entertain in style — this property is more like a resort. Floor to ceiling windows are a common sight. A sunken carpeted lounge is beneath 7m ceilings and warmed by a fireplace.There is a collection of formal and casual living spaces at every turn with extensive marble and timber floors throughout.As well as expanding the kitchen and creating an indoor-outdoor flow to the poolside teppanyaki alfresco area, the pair also worked their magic at the other end of the house, in the entertainment precinct.An open-plan wing complete with a bar, dining, lounge, library and outdoor area accessible via bi-folds can operate as a large-scale functions area. One of the luxurious bedrooms.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa16 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago Cook up a storm here. Eileen and Brian Peat say Grande Vista’s privacy, luxury features and sprawling design initially sparked their interest. Picture: Richard Gosling From the water: 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, Sovereign Islands. It was fallen Gold Coast developer John Fish’s mansion which had previously been on the market in 2009 for $15 million.Mr Fish paid $6.5 million for the home in 2003 and had undertaken a major refurbishment but when the Peats bought the property it was incomplete and hadn’t been maintained.They then spent big bucks transforming it from a Mediterranean-style mansion into a contemporary resort-style haven.center_img ● MORE NEWS: MARATHON NEGOTIATION SESSION PAYS OFF ● MORE NEWS: TWIST IN STOREY OF FLOATING HOUSE ● MORE NEWS: NRL STAY DALY CHERRY-EVANS SELLING GOLD COAST HOME The home takes up most of the 2103sq m block and overlooks the Broadwater.It has 55m of water frontage and features multiple entertainment areas, seven bedrooms and nine bathrooms with extensive marble and timber flooring.From the gated entry, cylindrical pillars and a high wooden portico stand guard over a stone driveway and manicured gardens.Inside, a combination of timber and wrought-iron features demand your attention while floor-to-ceiling glass offers a spectacular vista of the open water. What an outlook! Water views from every room. Brian and Eileen Peat bought the mansion at auction for $7 million from receivers in 2010. More 150 people turned out to see it sell. This photo was taken before the auction started. Photo: Luke Marsden. One of the dining rooms. Eileen and Brian Peat have sold Grande Vista for more than $11 million. Picture: Richard Gosling MEGA SALE: This Sovereign Islands mansion has sold for more than $11 million.A GOLD Coast mega mansion has sold for more than $11 million, the second highest sale on the Glitter Strip this year.Amir Mian, principal of Prestige Property Agents, confirmed the unconditional sale of ‘Grande Vista’ on the Sovereign Islands but would not disclose the sale price. From the foyer, a curved timber and wrought iron staircase leads to the five ensuited bedrooms on the upper level including the luxurious main bedroom.The basement has a wine cellar, gym, steam room and a powder room, plus a 10-car garage.The Peats have lived on the Sovereign Islands since 2007 and said Grande Vista’s privacy, luxury features and sprawling design initially sparked their interest. Top 10 sales on the Gold Coast in 2018 — 103-105 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, $11.6 million— 3-7 Sir Lancelot Close, more than $11 million— 3250/23 Ferny Ave, Surfers Paradise, $9.5 million— 8-10 Marseille Court, Bundall, $9 million— 31-33 The Corso, Isle of Capri, $8.8 million— 2230 Arnold Palmer Drive, Sanctuary Cove $6.5 million— 57 Woodgee St, Currumbin, $5.6 million— 13-17 Binda Place, Sorrento, $5.01 million— 150/59 Pacific St, Main Beach, $5.3 million— 702/252 Hedges Ave, Mermaid Beach, $5.25 millionlast_img read more

Lampard admits Chelsea missed Kante this season

first_imgChelsea boss, Frank Lampard, has admitted they’ve missed N’Golo Kante this season. “Looking forward, whenever a restart comes we want to get him in the best shape, want to get Ruben Loftus-Cheek in the best shape. “We’ve had slightly different plans for them but they’ve been scuppered with what we’ve had to do. The players’ health comes first, the mental well-being of the players comes first. “We obviously need N’Golo Kante back in our team, one of the best players in the world. I knew that before I became manager of Chelsea and know that now from working with him. read also:Barcelona prepare ambitious Coutinho – Kante swap deal “I haven’t been able to have him much this year and going forward we, of course, want him fit and raring to go.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content20 “The Big Bang Theory” Moments Only A Few Fans Knew AboutWorld’s Most Delicious FoodsA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeCan You Imagine Quitting A Role Because Of Dislike For W. Smith?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo Loading… Lampard has lamented the influential Frenchman’s absence at spells this season. “We had four or five of those (injured players) when we finished playing recently,” he told BT Sport. “N’Golo Kante is obviously a great example because he’s played four or five incredible seasons in terms of his individual success and he’s been used quite rightly by his managers a lot “This season he’s played only about 40% of our games and even then it’s been difficult for him and I’ve really felt for him on an individual level. He’s been a huge miss for us.Advertisementlast_img read more

Kirk Cousins troubled by Vikings No. 1 pick Garrett Bradbury’s sweaty butt

first_imgYou get the picture: For Cousins to take a snap under center, he has to place his hands against Bradbury’s sweaty butt.”That’s probably one thing we didn’t get a measurement on in the pre-draft process,” Cousins said with a smile. “But It’s not really just the posterior. It’s really just the whole thing. I look at his shins and its just pouring, like my window after a rainstorm.”And apparently the veteran QB has brought it up to Bradbury.So what did the rookie say?”I don’t know, I apologized?” Bradbury said half-quizzically at Wednesday’s line of questioning.”I’m just going to try to keep doing my job coming out here to work,” he continued. “If we need to take alternate methods to prevent, I mean cease the sweating, I don’t know, but it’ll be fine.”That apparently is also what Bradbury has told Cousins, particularly in the context of being able to grip a moist football. Packers’ Jimmy Graham says he’s going to ‘shut a lot of people up’ this season “He promises that it’s not a problem in games, and it remains to be seen because his shorts today were soaked,” Cousins told the media Wednesday. “But apparently when they keep those domes air-conditioned and you get a break on the bench and you sit with the cooling fans, I’m hoping that really helps.”A first big test comes when the Vikings open their preseason against the Saints in the Superdome.”So that’s a big thing I’m going to take away from Friday night, is how tough was it to grip the ball after he snaps it to me. Uh, if it’s tough we might be in pistol and shotgun (formations) all year,” Cousins joked … probably. Kirk Cousins has a new metric for the Vikings’ draft evaluation process. Beyond height, weight, strength and speed, even hand size and arm length, he might suggest the scouts look at sweat — as in “How much does that guy …?”center_img The topic came up (again) Wednesday at the Vikings camp when Cousins was asked about how he was doing with a new center, first-round draft pick Garrett Bradbury.”I’m going to go back again and talk about how much he sweats,” Cousins told reporters ( via the Star Tribune ). Related News Nick Bosa injury update: 49ers rookie has ankle sprain, will sit preseasonlast_img read more

Brightline Ends “Virgin Trains” Partnership, Drops Branding

first_imgOfficials with Brightline, which is majority owned by Fortress Investment Group, said that the parent company delivered a termination notice tied to its license agreement on July 29. “Virgin has disputed the validity of the termination notice,” according to the report.As part of the partnership, Virgin Trains was set to make a minority investment in Brightline.However, its own parent company has been experiencing financial difficulties.Earlier this week, Virgin Atlantic Airways filed for bankruptcy protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in New York, as part of a $1.5 billion restructuring plan, according to The Wall Street Journal.Brightline currently has three stations completed. It is also working on expanding in Miami-Dade County, and plans to operate a high-speed rail system between Las Vegas and Los Angeles.Until service stopped in March, 271,778 passengers rode Brightline this year, amounting to just $6.6 million in revenue, according to the report. Two companies that had joined together to improve transportation in Florida are now on different tracks.Brightline is set to stop using the “Virgin Trains” branding, after its parent company suddenly terminated a licensing agreement with Virgin Enterprises Limited late last month. The rail line announced the move Friday afternoon, and says that Virgin is now disputing the validity of the termination notice.The company will change its name back to Brightline Trains LLC following the expiration of the applicable notice period for the name changes under the senior load agreement, the company stated in its monthly report, which was released on Friday.According to the report, Brightline’s additional inline station in Boca Raton continues to progress in its construction, as does an expansion to Orlando.Brightline had been operating as Virgin Trains USA since late 2018, and was expected to complete the rebranding by this summer. It stopped service on March 25 and laid off 250 employees due to the pandemic.Ever wonder what it takes to build a high-speed rail system connecting Miami to Orlando? Take an inside look as we make our way to @MCO. Read more @TrainsMagazine: https://t.co/891VmAVmo0#OnTrackToOrlando #GoBrightline pic.twitter.com/ciRoLI70Qo— Brightline (@GoBrightline) August 5, 2020last_img read more

Tenino Loses Another Beloved Community Servant

first_imgFacebook46Tweet0Pin0Submitted by City of TeninoThe City of Tenino is saddened to learn of, and extends its heartfelt condolences to the family of, former Tenino City Councilmember Phil Simmons, who succumbed to cancer on Saturday, May 13.Councilmember Simmons served as a Councilmember from 2008-2012, but for years before, and ever after, volunteered countless hours of his time and uncounted dollars of his own resources to the betterment of the community and will be sorely missed by all of us who had the good fortune to meet him.The Simmons family will celebrate his life on May 27, beginning at 1:00 p.m., at Funeral Alternative of Washington, 455 North Street SE, Tumwater.  To celebrate Phil, the family would like you to wear shirts that remind you of him, such as Seahawks, Chicago Bears, or Hawaiian shirts.  Please, no flowers; but, if you would like to, please make a donation to the Honor Flight Network in Phil’s name.last_img read more

NBA: Lakers play safe with injured rookie Ball

first_imgThe Lakers open the regular season on October 19 against the Los Angeles Clippers.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next DAY6 is for everybody In ‘Jojo Rabbit,’ Comedy and Drama Collide It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson How to help the Taal evacuees Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenecenter_img Gin Kings-Bolts return duel set Wilson Chandler #21 of the Denver Nuggets splits the defense of Lonzo Ball #2 and Thomas Bryant #31 of the Los Angeles Lakers during the second half of a preseason game at Staples Center on October 2, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFPLos Angeles, United States — The Los Angeles Lakers opted to keep rookie point guard Lonzo Ball out of Sunday’s pre-season game against the Sacramento Kings, letting him rest his sprained left ankle.Ball was to miss his second straight game since he was hurt on Monday when he came down on Denver Nuggets point guard Emmanuel Mudiay’s foot near the end of the first half of a pre-season contest.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Mos Burger to open in Manila; teases with a pop-up Lakers coach Luke Walton said Ball, the second overall selection in the draft in June, had trouble with lateral movement.There was some suggestion Ball could miss the rest of the pre-season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“I hope not, but yeah, that’s a possibility,” Walton said. “It is different with every player. He is new to the team, so we’ve got to see how long these types of injuries take him to come back from.“We’d like to have him back, but again, we are not going to rush him back just to try to get him out there.” View commentslast_img read more

Burger named SA Rugby Player of 2011

first_img4 November 2011Springbok flank Schalk Burger was named South African Rugby Player of the Year for a second time, while Currie Cup champions the MTN Golden Lions picked up a hat-trick of awards, at the 2011 SA Rugby Awards.The awards ceremony took place at Johannesburg’s Gold Reef City on Thursday evening, and the golden locks of Burger matched the award he received for his performances for the Stormers, who made it into the Super Rugby playoffs, and for the Springboks at the Rugby World Cup.Two-time winnerBurger previously won the award in 2004 and becomes only the fifth player to win it more than once, following in the footsteps of Naas Botha (who won it four times), Uli Schmidt, Bryan Habana and Fourie du Preez (who all won it twice).He was voted as Player of the Year by South Africa’s accredited rugby media, ahead of Bismarck du Plessis, Francois Hougaard, Pat Lambie and Victor Matfield.Burger’s award was the finale of a star-studded night during which 16 awards were won for rugby excellence across all age groups and competitions in 16 categories.Golden Lions’ successThe Golden Lions scooped three awards after beating The Sharks in the Absa Currie Cup final last weekend to win their first title since 1999. They were named Absa Team of the Year; their coach, John Mitchell, the Absa Coach of the Year; and their captain, Josh Strauss, Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the Year.Springbok fullback Pat Lambie (21) was named the Absa Young Player of the Year, building on the fine impression he made in his debut season of 2010 by excelling at the Rugby World Cup in New Zealand.SA under-20 captain Arno Botha was named the SA Under-20 Player of the Year after some sterling performances at the Junior World Championships in Italy earlier this year.Easy decisionCecil Afrika, who was recently named the World Sevens Player of the Year after he topped both the top points and try scoring lists during the 2010/11 HSBC Sevens World Series, walked away with the award for Springbok Sevens Player of the Year in one of the easiest decisions of the night.The South African Rugby Players Association (Sarpa) Players’ Player of the Year Award, voted on by the players themselves, went to Springbok hooker Bismarck du Plessis.The Supersport Try of the Year was awarded to Springbok Sevens flyer Sibusiso Sithole for his tournament-winning score in the final of the Edinburgh Sevens against Australia.TributeThe South African Rugby Union (Saru) also paid tribute to two retiring Springboks legends: John Smit, who has already left South African to take up a contract with English club Saracens, and Victor Matfield, both played their last tests for the Boks in the quarter-finals at the Rugby World Cup.There were also rewards for Toyota Cheetahs’ scrumhalf Sarel Pretorius (Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the Year), who will represent Australia’s Waratahs next season, Regent Boland Cavaliers flyhalf Elgar Watts (Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the Year) and DHL Western Province flyhalf Lionel Cronje (Vodacom Cup Player of the Year).Craig Joubert, who refereed the Rugby World Cup final, and became the first referee to take charge of matches in every single round of a singler World Cup competition unsurprisingly won the Marriot Referee Award.Significant and satisfyingOregan Hoskins, President of Saru, said that the 2011 season was one of the more significant and satisfying seasons in recent years.“On field success of our national and provincial teams will always be of paramount importance, but I believe we have enjoyed a special year in the history of our rugby, perhaps a watershed year,” said Hoskins.“That’s because our Springbok team has been embraced by all South Africans in a way I have never experienced before. 2011 was the year that fans from all backgrounds stood behind the Boks from the moment the squad was announced. In the past, that kind of affection was dependent on the delivery of a trophy.”AWARD WINNERSSaru Rugby Player of the YearSchalk BurgerAbsa Young Player of the YearPat LambieAbsa Team of the YearMTN Golden LionsAbsa Coach of the YearJohn Mitchell (MTN Golden Lions)Vodacom Super Rugby Player of the YearSarel Pretorius (Toyota Cheetahs)Absa Currie Cup Premier Division Player of the YearJosh Strauss (MTN Golden Lions)Absa Currie Cup First Division Player of the YearElgar Watts (Regent Boland Cavaliers)Vodacom Cup Player of the YearLionel Cronje (DHL WP)Sarpa Players’ Player of the YearBismarck du PlessisSpringbok Sevens Player of the YearCecil AfrikaSupersport Try of the YearSibusiso Sithole (Springbok Sevens vs Australia in the final of the Edinburgh Sevens)SA Under-20 Player of the YearArno BothaCoca-Cola Craven Week Player of the TournamentJan Serfontein (Free State)Marriott Referee AwardCraig JoubertWomen’s Achiever of the YearCebisa KulaSaru National Club Championship Player of the TournamentJustin Wheeler (University of Johannesburg)SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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South African cyclists star in Tour of Rwanda

first_img26 November 2013Dylan Girdlestone, riding for the South African national cycling team, won the Tour of Rwanda on Sunday, finishing just over two minutes ahead of Team MTN-Qhubeka’s Louis Meintjies, with Metkel Eyob of the AS.BE.CO Cycling Team in third.It was a tough final day of racing for the South African team as they defended the yellow jersey under pressure from Team MTN-Qhubeka, with Louis Meintjies and Johann van Zyl leading the chase for Africa’s first Pro-Continental team.Team MTN-Qhubeka had led the Tour in the early going, but then lost general classification leader Jay Thomson to an illness which forced him out of the event.Sunday’s seventh and final stage finished with a five-lap circuit race through the streets of downtown Kigali and Algeria’s Azzedine Lagab took the honours after attacking on the foruth climb to drop a group of three other riders. Initially, his gap was 20 seconds, but Lagab continued to push hard and eventually took the stage win by a minute and 40 seconds.Progression to the titleGirdlestone, however, had done enough to finish in yellow and claim the title. He had previously finished third in 2011 and second in 2012.Hendrik Wagener, Cycling South Africa’s Road Commission Director, was pleased with the victory. “The national team rode a calculated race and achieved their goal amidst tough competition. As a federation, we are very proud of the national team’s achievements, especially since they do not always race as a unit throughout the season,” he said in a statement.“They worked well together and delivered the results. We are also extremely proud of our Pro-Continental team, Team MTN-Qhubeka, who provided a strong race after a long season abroad.”Local favouriteThe Pro-Continental team proved to be very popular with Rwandans because of the presence of local favourite Adrien Niyonshuti in their ranks. Riding his first race of the season, he provided the home fans with something to shout about by finishing fourth on the final stage and ninth overall.MTN-Qhubeka led the race through Jay Thomson on the first and second stages, and then through Louis Meintjies after three stages, following the withdrawal of Thomson.Girdlestone in yellowGirdlestone, who had been 16 seconds off the lead at the start of the fourth stage, took over the leader’s yellow jersey after stage four, which was won Johann van Zyl of MTN-Qhubeka, who recorded his first individual win as a professional. It was MTN- Qhubeka’s 16th victory of the season.While Girdlestone finished second to Van Zyl on the stage, he managed to gain two minutes and 26 seconds on Meintjies, the previous yellow jersey wearer, which gave him a two minute and 26 seconds lead over Meintjies in the general classification.The MTN-Qhubeka star, a silver medal winner in the under-23 road race at the UCI World Championships in September, managed to pull back only nine seconds over the remaining stages as Girdlestone fought hard to take the victory.GENERAL CLASSIFICATIONDylan Girdlestone (Cycling SA) RSA 20:35:55Louis Meintjes (MTN-Qhubeka) RSA +02’01”Metkel Eyob (AS.BE.CO Cycling Team) Eri +02’20”John Njoroge (Kenya) Ken +03’39”Aron Debretsion (AS.BE.CO) Eri +4’20”Jean-Bosco Nsengiyumva (Rwanda Karisimbi) +4’52”Getachew Atsbha (Ethiopia) Eth +5’26”Bereket Yemane (AS.BE.CO) Eri +5’52”Adrien Niyonshuti (MTN-Qhubeka) Rwa +6’35”Azzedihne Lagab (Algeria) Alg +7’05”last_img read more