Read Also: Premier League list conditions to allow fans to attend matches The lone goal came from Ashley du Preez in Pretoria and enabled Stellenbosch to edge higher-placed Golden Arrows 1-0 and all but ensure their safety. A brilliant Ricardo Goss save from Mhango helped Bidvest Wits force a 0-0 draw in Johannesburg against third-place Pirates, who trail Chiefs by 10 points. The other goalless stalemate was in Pretoria between strugglers AmaZulu and Baroka, leaving both sides just one point above Polokwane. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Nurkovic added that winning the league was all that mattered and he was not concerned about his chances of winning the Premiership Golden Boot award. His winning goal against Polokwane raised his league tally for the season to 13, just one less that leader Frank Mhango, a Malawian who plays for Orlando Pirates. While Chiefs are favoured to succeed Sundowns as champions, Polokwane slipped to second last after failing to enhance a record of only one loss to Chiefs in seven meetings. Chiefs’ dramatic comeback in Pretoria atoned for dull Premiership fare elsewhere with three other matches producing just one goal and minimal excitement. “I am so happy because this was a very important win and I put our success down to the mental strength of the squad. “There is also fantastic fighting spirit among the players and we never accepted that it was a lost cause when two goals behind. “We have six more league fixtures and now we turn our attention to Bloemfontein Celtic, who we play Wednesday.” Promoted Content9 Great Actors Who Will Always Be Defined By One Role6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?You’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeThese TV Characters Left The Show And It Just Got Better7 Thailand’s Most Exquisite Architectural WondersWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?A Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet!6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A Drone Loading… Daniel Akpeyi’s Kaizer Chiefs staged a late comeback to score three goals in five minutes and defeat Polokwane City 3-2 in Pretoria on Saturday, stretching their South African Premiership lead to six points. Relegation-threatened Polokwane looked set to remain a bogey side for Chiefs when goals by Lesiba Nku and captain Jabu Maluleke gave them a two-goal advantage on 61 minutes. But the league leaders staged a stunning recovery and goals from Zimbabwean Willard Katsande, Kenyan Anthony Akumu and Serb Samir Nurkovic earned them three points. Strong-finishing Chiefs squandered a chance to increase their lead in stoppage time when Daniel Cardoso slammed a penalty against the crossbar with goalkeeper Cyril Chibwe beaten. The thrilling triumph lifted Chiefs to 52 points, six more than defending champions Mamelodi Sundowns, who have played one match less. Man of the match Nurkovic, who joined the Soweto club last year after many seasons with Slovak second division outfits, hailed the mental strength of the team.
Paddy Codd – who missed the Cavan game with a hamstring problem – and Willie Connors could also be in the mix.But Kearns says Colm O’Shaughnessy is unlikely to make this weekend’s match after going off injured in Kingspan Breffni last Saturday.Tipp and Armagh throw-in at 5 o’clock on Saturday evening in Semple Stadium – Tipp FM’s live coverage is in association with Jim Strang and Sons, Kilsheelan, main Peugeot dealers. The Tipperary Footballers could be set for a significant boost on the injuries front ahead of their all Ireland qualifier against Armagh.Philip Austin and All-Star Michael Quinlivan could be in line to start the game in Semple Stadium on Saturday after coming off the bench during the victory in Cavan last weekend.Manager Liam Kearns says the pair will be monitored in training this week but he’s hopeful they’ll be available from the throw-in.
The rival superstars patrolled the batter’s box in opposite manners while achieving the same awe-inspiring results.Sammy Sosa was the lean, springy outfielder with an iconic sideways hop unleashed each time he sent a pitch over the outfield fence. Mark McGwire was the hulking first baseman who lumbered around the basepaths after swatting a ball 450 feet. In 1998, Sosa and McGwire put on one of the best shows of hitting baseball fans had ever seen, going neck-to-neck for the all-time single-season home run record throughout the summer. McGwire reached 70 for the Cardinals, while Sosa got to 66 for the Cubs.The ESPN documentary “Long Gone Summer” — part of the “30 for 30” film collection — looked back on the memorable season in its Sunday night premiere. It is now available for streaming on ESPN+.MORE: Louisville Slugger comes under fire for giving police nightsticksHere’s how to watch “Long Gone Summer” and additional context regarding the film:Sammy Sosa-Mark McGwire ’30 for 30′ documentary air dateDate: Sunday, June 14Time: 9 p.m. ETThe documentary about Sosa and McGwire is titled “Long Gone Summer.” It ran for two hours on ESPN beginning at 9 p.m. ET.Before airing the “30 for 30” MLB premiere, ESPN ran a Home Run Derby marathon throughout the day.How to stream ‘Long Gone Summer’ after TV airingIf you’re a subscriber to ESPN+, it is immediately available on that platform. It will also likely be on ESPN again in the coming weeks. Netflix usually gets “30 for 30″ episodes eventually as well.ESPN’s ’30 for 30′ schedule”Long Gone Summer” is the final installment of more than a month filled by ESPN documentary releases each Sunday night, a run that also included “The Last Dance,” “LANCE” and “Be Water.”Future “30 for 30” episodes dates have not yet been announced.What does the ‘Long Gone Summer’ documentary cover?The “30 for 30” film special is a heavy dose of baseball nostalgia based on the 1998 single-season home run chase between Sammy Sosa of the Cubs and Mark McGwire of the Cardinals. ESPN gets both Sosa and McGwire on camera for the piece and filters between highlights and news clippings from the campaign and current day retrospection.It’s a look at two of the most captivating figures of an era that will never be replicated in its dirty absurdity. In a 2020 summer without baseball, it was an entertaining piece, even if it may have dragged on a tad and did not delve into steroid accusations as much as it probably should have.When was the steroid era in baseball?The steroid era began as a whisper in the late 1980s during the rise of Jose Canseco in Oakland and escalated through the 90s and into the 2000s, when it became a full-blown scandal for the game that prompted congressional testimony from players.By 1995, baseball executives were openly commenting on the prevalence of PEDs. In 1998, Mark McGwire was discovered to be using androstenedione, a drug purported to help increase testosterone levels.Around this time, home run totals were exploding around MLB. From 1998-2001, players hit at least 50 home runs in a season on 11 occasions. Since 2001, the feat has happened just 12 times total. Among the best players of the juicing era who tested positive for or admitted using steroids are Canseco, McGwire, Barry Bonds, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, Rafael Palmeiro, Jason Giambi and Gary Sheffield. Others, such as Sosa and Roger Clemens, have been implicated.PED use is an ongoing problem for baseball — active players busted for cheating include Starling Marte, Robinson Cano and Nelson Cruz. It’s no longer a primary story for the game, however, with a lower percentage of top sluggers suspected of using banned substances to their advantage compared to the late-90s and early-2000s.How many home runs did Mark McGwire hit?McGwire set what at the time was the MLB record for single-season home runs with 70 in 1998. He hit at least 30 home runs in a season in three different decades and finished with 583 career long balls.How many home runs did Sammy Sosa hit?Sosa hit a career-high 66 home runs in 1998, one of three times in his career he eclipsed the 60-home run milestone. He finished his career with 609 long balls, ranking ninth on MLB’s all-time leaderboard. Most of those HRs came with the Cubs, though he surpassed 600 while a member of the Rangers.MLB home run record (single season)The current record for most home runs in a season is 73. Barry Bonds achieved that mark in 2001 in perhaps the greatest individual season in baseball history.MLB home run leaders all timeThe home run mantle has passed between Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron and Barry Bonds over the past century, with Bonds taking sole possession of first place on the leaderboard in 2007.PlayerCareer Home RunsBarry Bonds762Hank Aaron755Babe Ruth714Alex Rodriguez696Willie Mays660Albert Pujols656Ken Griffey Jr.630Jim Thome612Sammy Sosa609Frank Robinson586
Bel Wardle, who won the Portuguese women’s amateur last weekend, is among 10 players in the England Golf women’s squad for 2018.Wardle (pictured), also the English women’s open and English girls’ champion, moves up from the girls’ squad, alongside three other players.They are Lily May Humphreys, whose four wins in 2017 included the British girls’ title; Annabell Fuller who was runner-up to Wardle in Portugal; and her older sister and fellow international Sammy Fuller.Sammy Fuller is one of five players who are US-based while they study at university in America. The others are Curtis Cup player Alice Hewson, Emma Allen, Louisa Brunt and India Clyburn.The squad is completed by Georgia Price and Sophie Lamb, who was leading amateur at the Ricoh Women’s British Open.The England Golf girls’ squad includes five new players, who join established members Martha Lewis, Mimi Rhodes, Amelia Williamson and Hannah Screen, the runner-up in the British women’s stroke play. They are Yorkshire’s Charlotte Heath and Nicola Slater; Buckinghamshire’s Thalia Kirby, who was runner-up in the English U16 girls’ championship; Gloucestershire’s Ebonie Lewis and Cumbria’s Caitlin Whitehead.Women’s squadEmma Allen, 21, Meon Valley, HampshireLouisa Brunt, 19, Royal Birkdale, LancashireIndia Clyburn, 21, Woodhall Spa, LincolnshireLily May Humphreys, 15, Stoke by Nayland, EssexAnnabell Fuller, 15, Roehampton, SurreySammy Fuller, 18, Roehampton, SurreyAlice Hewson, 20, Berkhamsted, HertfordshireSophie Lamb, 20, Clitheroe, LancashireGeorgia Price, 24, Bude & North CornwallBel Wardle, 18, Prestbury, CheshireGirls:Charlotte Heath, 16, Huddersfield, YorkshireThalia Kirby, 16, Harleyford, BuckinghamshireEbonie Lewis, 17, Knowle, GloucestershireMartha Lewis, 18, St George’s Hill, SurreyMimi Rhodes, 16, Burnham & Berrow, SomersetHannah Screen, 18, Berkhamsted, HertfordshireNicola Slater, 17, Woodsome Hall, YorkshireCaitlin Whitehead, 15, Kendal, CumbriaAmelia Williamson, 17, Royal Cromer, NorfolkImage copyright Leaderboard Photography Tags: Squads, Women 5 Feb 2018 New faces in England women and girls’ squads
By Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – The number of residents-only downtown parking spaces will be expanded under legislation introduced by unanimous vote by the Borough Council at a special meeting Monday night.A public hearing on the ordinance will be held at the council’s June 16 workshop meeting.The designated streets – Beach Street, Center Street, Church Street, East Church Street, East New Street, New Street, Peninsula Avenue and River Street – previously had parking for residents only on one side of the street; now the restriction will be on both sides.Police Chief John Sorrentino said Tuesday that there was a need for more parking spaces for residents because of the new paid metered parking system the borough established in its parking lots, where some residents used to park. There are around 600 parking spaces in the metered lots, which cost $1 an hour to park from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Memorial Day to Labor Day.Parking passes must be obtained from the police department for resident parking, Sorrentino said.He said two passes are available for each household, except for residents who live on Ocean Avenue, who can get a pass for the metered lots for one person per household.Before the meeting, Chris Wood, owner of Woody’s restaurant on Ocean Avenue and Church Street, complained to the council members about the paid parking being extended to 9 p.m.He said the late hours of paid parking was going “to drive people out of town” and affect the businesses. “It’s driving business away already,” Wood said.He said he saw a car with several people in it pull up to the parking spaces in front of his restaurant and then pull out when the occupants saw the numbers on the spaces, indicating it was a metered space.“The three summer months are basically our Black Friday,” Wood said, and the late hours for the metered parking were cutting that business down.Wood said the paid parking was supposed to end at 6 p.m. “It’s got to go back to 6,” he said.After the town’s business association dropped plans to file a lawsuit to block the metered parking system, the time went from 6 to 9 p.m., Wood said.According to Wood, a meeting was held last month concerning the metered parking regulations and he was not informed about it.Wood said that several other restaurants in the town had their own parking lots so were not concerned about the late parking charges.
26 June 2006(FNB) and the Gauteng Department of Housing are co-operating to close the gap that exists in South Africa’s affordable housing market.FNB, one of South Africa’s “big four” retail banks, launched a R800-million housing development last Thursday that will see more than 3 000 houses being built in a new Soweto suburb to be called Glen Ridge.Each housing unit will consist of three bedrooms, a bathroom, kitchen and lounge at the cost of R168 000 (all inclusive).Construction will begin in July, with the first batch of houses to be available from as early as October.The project is split into commercial property finance (to fund developers to build the houses) and end-user finance in home loans for potential buyers to address the challenge of access to credit.FNB has set aside approximately R500-million to provide finance for the buyers, and R300-million for established property developers to build the houses.The initiative is in line with an agreement the government signed last year with the country’s four major banks – FNB, Absa, Standard Bank and Nedbank – under which the institutions committed themselves to pouring R42-billion into the country’s low-cost housing market.Gauteng Housing MEC Nomvula Mokonyane commended the bank for helping ordinary South Africans to acquire homes through innovative home loan products.“Our role as provincial government will be to provide housing subsidies as equity to ensure affordability and quality houses for people in the middle to low income bracket,” Mokonyane said.Township development has in the past had limited appeal for developers because of difficulties involved in selling the properties.However, FNB chief executive officer Michael Jordaan said the collaboration between the banks and the government would make the provision of finance to buyers far smoother and the initiative an attractive one for developers.Last month, FNB unveiled a R368-million project to build more than 1 000 affordable houses at Cosmo City, north of Johannesburg. So far this year, the bank has ploughed approximately R1.7-billion into affordable housing developments.Jordaan emphasised that supporting South Africa’s previously under-serviced housing market was not merely about “ticking FSC [Financial Sector Charter] target boxes.”It was a business imperative, he said, for the country’s banks to contribute to the sustainable development and economic well-being of the communities they served.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Hi my name is Smanga iam the director for a company named Mphakathi Recyclers. The company is a start up which aims at not only employing the youth but also to give people a means of generating an income through recyclables. The following Document was compiled by me can you please reply to it with feedback on how I can get it running because I have faced many difficulties when I try getting it off the ground. MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty)Ltd ‘It’s only trash if you throw it away’ Registration number: 2015/165488/07 Postal Address : 642a Ntombela Street White City Jabavu Soweto, Gauteng 1868 Contact Person : Mr Smanga Mthembu Email : Smanga [email protected] Cell phone : 063 394 8170 Director : Mr Smanga Mthembu Signature : THE BUSINESS 1.1 BUSINESS DESCRIPTION UMPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd is a recyclable collecting business based in Schools around Soweto. The business mainly collects (but is not limited to) Plastic bottles, Glass bottles, Paper and cans recyclables for a profit by selling it Buy-Back-Centres or ‘Depots’. To conduct business UMPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd must be in contract or agreement with local schools for ‘product and service’ relationship that aims at uplifting the community and create means for income and also offer relief to poor or struggling families. The main product or service offered by the entity is a Burial Scheme. If the local school is contracted with UMPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd and the children at the school bring any of the above mentioned recyclables to school with them on a daily basis (weekdays) then the entity is obligated to assist with the burial of a parent or guardian at no fee at all. The entity will immediately provide the following: • Tables • Chairs • A Tent • Gas Stoves • Pots and Plates • Sound system (If required) This will half the cost of the funeral for the remaining family members, allowing the parent or guardian a dignified funeral which is very important in the African tradition when it comes to bereavement. All this because their child took what is considered ‘trash’ to school. 1.2 GOALS FOR THE BUSINESS In order for UMPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd to be sustainable the following goals must be met: • Six months Be in contract with at least one school in Soweto with about +/-1500 pupils • Twelve months Be in contract with at least 4 schools in Soweto, each with +/-1500 multiply by four equals +6000 pupils. If each of these pupils comes with at least two 2L plastic bottles or two old magazines/books or five times 330/440ml cans or and two 375ml glass bottles for the initiative. • Three years Be in contract with at least 20+ schools in Soweto, each with +1500 pupils multiply by twenty (or more) equals +30000 pupils. . If each of these pupils comes with at least two 2L plastic bottles or two old magazines/books or five times 330/440ml cans or and two 375ml glass bottles for the initiative. Please note that the above is only estimates as the success of the project could accelerate at a rate much faster than the predicted ones. 1.3 THE MARKET Currently the market for recyclables is dominated by plastic recyclables. MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd will also collect these plastic bottles, but is not limited as such the less dominated markets in recycling such as cans, paper and glass bottles will be targeted. The market can be better explained through the SWOT ANALYSIS. • STRENGHTS 1. We will collect materials which have not been not been collected on a large scale 2. We will employ unemployed youth in Soweto (community upliftment) and create opportunities for self-employment 3. The initiative will reduce pollution bringing down our carbon-footprint 4. The financial burden of burying a loved one will be greatly reduced if the child is in a school contracted with MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS. 5. Where the family cannot afford a donation will be offered if all the stake-holders agree on it 6. The only condition is that all monies from recycled products is deposited to the entities bank account 7. It’s a community effort and community empowerment opportunities will follow naturally by giving a lifeline to the poor or even child headed households. 8. Children will learn the importance of recycling and its benefits for our environments (sustainability) 9. The project is a niche’ • WEAKNESS 1. The business is a start-up: Funding, Marketing, Advertising, Vehicles etc. these are all essential for the success of the entity. 2. Other Competitors are already recycling on a large scale (Pik’it’Up) • OPPORTUNITY The opportunity for growth and sustainability is apparent because when other schools and parents get word of what MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd is offering to them as a service, they will want to join as they know how important it is to bury a loved one with dignity in African community. The more schools join the more revenue MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS can generate through these recyclables, thus extending its reach and growing the enterprise. In a matter of years we would have surpassed our competitors with the help of the community and schools. The thought of relief for parents knowing that when they pass away his/her children in primary schools will be able to bury them with ease and dignity all the because they assisted them by giving them recyclables to take to school. • THREATHS Legislation on recycling regulates on how much waste can be recycled at a particular site due to the health hazards associated with the accumulation of waste. Since MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS will be operating from schools material to be must always be kept at an absolute minimum. 1. Start-Up Costs 1.1 Material Needed • Bulk Bags> Not yet available • Containers> Not yet available • Banners> Not yet available • Tents> Available • Chairs> Available • Gas Stoves> Available • Pots> Available • Décor> Available • Protective Gear> Not yet available • Vehicles> To be hired MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd is a recycling collecting business that aims to recycle cans, glass bottles, paper and plastic bottles for a profit by selling the mentioned recyclables to Buy-Back-Centres for revenue. The above mentioned recyclables have to be provided by the pupils in the school for our service (Burial Scheme) in case death occurs to a parent or guardian. This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is an agreement between MPHAKATHI RECYCLERS (Pty) Ltd reg no. 2015/165488/07 and Primary school for the above mentioned service in exchange for recyclables mentioned above. Director : Mr Smanga Mthembu Signature Name of School : Principal/Deputy Signature : School Stamp :
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8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Microsoft#news#search#web Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Last night, Microsoft’s Bing got a major overhaul that added more entertainment features to the company’s search engine. Bing now makes it easier to find song lyrics, TV shows with online video, as well as information about movies and movie times. Bing now also allows users to preview songs via Microsoft’s Zune service. The implementation of this – with the songs and preview buttons at the top of the search results – looks almost exactly like Google’s Music Search. In addition to these search-oriented features, Microsoft also partnered with a number of developers to offer about 100 popular casual games directly on Bing.Music: Lyrics Search and Full Music Preview As Stefan Weitz, Microsoft’s Director of Bing, told us earlier this year when we got to see a sneak preview of some of these new features, lyrics are an extremely popular search category, yet a lot of lyrics sites are rather shady and the right lyrics are often hard to find.According to Microsoft, about 70% of people online look for lyrics at one time or another. Now, whenever you search for a song that is in Microsoft’s Zune library, Bing gives you the option to also see the lyrics to this song. The presentation is very basic – with the lyrics on a plain white background – but infinitely better than what you would find on most lyrics sites on the Web today.As you search for songs, Bing’s new music preview feature also allows you to play every single song in the Zune catalog once (after the first play, you will only get a 30 second preview). Songs can be bought from Microsoft’s own Zune music service, iTunes and Amazon.Bing Games Bing now hosts over 100 popular casual games that users can play directly in the search engine. In addition, just like lyrics searches often lead to some of the darker parts of the Internet, searches for game walkthroughs and cheats also often end up on rather sketchy sites. The Bing team now aggregates this information, as well as reviews and videos, from trustworthy sites.TV Shows and MoviesWhile this isn’t a comprehensive “TV Guide for the Internet” like Clicker and its competitors, Bing now also links directly to full-length episodes of popular TV shows. Microsoft indexes about 1,500 shows for this service. For those who still watch “real” TV, Bing also now presents guide information for these shows.For movies, the search engine now displays movie times, reviews, as well as real time sentiment analysis about the movie from Twitter and Facebook. In addition, Bing adds information about restaurants near the movie theater and parking information from Bing Maps.One Search Domain at a TimeIt is clear that Bing is trying to find all the top search domains (travel and shopping were one of Bing’s first strengths there) and then cover them as best it can by bringing together the best information sources right in the search engine. While Google is also working on similar initiatives, the company still focuses mostly on taking users to other sites. Bing, on the other hand, is squarely focused on providing users with the answers they are looking for right on its own property (though Microsoft, of course, also still presents plenty of links).
A Review of Instagram Marketing by Matthew Lucas Uber vs Lyft: Battling for Supremacy Brad AndersonEditor In Chief at ReadWrite CEOs in Troubled Waters (with Myriam Joire from… Related Posts Sometimes, it feels as though achieving the exalted work-life balance is more about the stars aligning in your favor than something you can actually control. Some weeks come together easily, while others leave you scrambling to do things like eat and sleep. It’s becoming clear that many factors influence our work-life balance, and one that can play a major role is the city you call home.Things like cost of housing, commute time, and income level — relative to hours worked — all impact your work-life balance. Not surprisingly, these factors can vary tremendously from one city to another, and some cities with glamorous reputations — such as New York and Los Angeles —actually score quite low in these rankings.Of course, you may not be in a position to drop everything and move immediately. But if your city is a negative influence on your work-life balance, it helps to keep alternative locations in mind for when life does present you with the opportunity to make a change.The next time you’re pondering where to put down roots, be sure to weigh the following factors carefully; they can have a profound impact on your work-life balance.1. A sanity-saving commuteIt’s not surprising that spending an excessive amount of time stuck in traffic or hours riding the subway can quickly derail your efforts to establish a healthy work-life balance. In big cities such as New York and Chicago, average one-way commute times are 40 minutes and 34 minutes, respectively. Over the course of the week, this time rapidly adds up and makes it harder to find time for the things you want to do outside of work. In addition, new studies are illustrating that a lengthy commute has harmful consequences in terms of health and productivity.Just because a city is large doesn’t mean it has to be difficult to get around. St. Louis, for instance, is consistently below the national average, with a 24-minute commute. A shorter commute provides tangible benefits every single day, including more time to spend with family and friends.2. A cost of living non-billionaires can affordA high cost of living is an obvious obstacle standing in the way of your ideal work-life balance because it requires you to work more to pay for the basic necessities than you would have to in a city with a lower cost of living. For instance, cities such as Washington and San Francisco are much harder on the wallet, so you may find yourself working longer hours to make up for high costs — or enduring a cringe-worthy standard of living.Meanwhile, a city like Raleigh, North Carolina, offers a wealth of tech jobs without the cost inflation you’ll find in Silicon Valley. A Magnify Money study of the 50 largest metropolitan areas found that Raleigh ranks 18th for cost of goods relative to the national average and 18th for income relative to hours worked. Thanks to its other attractive traits, Raleigh took the fourth spot on a list of cities with the most balanced lifestyles.3. Recreation options that get you movingHaving fun outside of work is paramount to maintaining work-life balance, and some cities meet this need better than others. While watching a movie or reading a book are great activities for winding down and can be done anywhere, try to find a home that offers at least a few forms of recreation that encourage physical activity.Even large cities can still provide excellent access to the outdoors, and cities such as Seattle and Portland, Oregon, rank among the highest in this category. Getting outside regularly comes with a host of health benefits, and many cities recognize the importance of outdoor activity by prioritizing the creation of parks and greenways.The next time you’re considering a change of scenery, don’t forget the effect your home can have on your work-life balance. Living in a major city comes with many attractive amenities, but be aware that some cities contribute to a more balanced lifestyle than others. Brad is the editor overseeing contributed content at ReadWrite.com. He previously worked as an editor at PayPal and Crunchbase. You can reach him at brad at readwrite.com. 4 Ways You Can Make Your Workplace an Engine of… Tags:#cost of living#tech cities#work-life balance