AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.In the Muroc Joint Unified School District, three people have filed to run for Hall’s seat. They are secretary Monica Hall, training development manager Jason Higgins, and adjunct professor Michelle Tucker. Incumbent David Ah Sing was the only candidate to file for Muroc’s Edwards seat, so there will be no election. For Muroc’s two Boron seats, incumbent Diane Boroff will keep her seat as she was the only one to file, and no one filed to run for the second seat, which has been vacant since June when former trustee Jeremy Job resigned. The board will have to appoint someone to fill Job’s position, officials said. In other local races, five people are vying for two seats on the Antelope Valley Hospital board. Incumbents Dr. Don Parazo and June Snow face challengers Roger Berger, a retired fire paramedic; Deborah Rice, a nurse practitioner who was elected to the board in 1996 and 2000 but did not seek re-election in 2004, and Maricela Tisbert, a clerk. In the Antelope Valley-East Kern Water Agency, four seats are up but only one will be contested. For Divisions 1, 2 and 5, the respective incumbents Carl Hunter, Keith Dyas and Andy Rutledge were the only ones to file papers. In Division 3, incumbent Frank Donato will face challenger David Meraz, general manager for the Quartz Hill Water District. [email protected] (661) 267-5744160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Election filing deadlines will be extended in two east Kern County school board races after incumbents decided not to seek re-election. The filing deadlines have been extended to 5 p.m. Wednesday for three four-year seats on the board of the Mojave Unified School District, where incumbent Annette Edblad did not file by Friday’s deadline, and for a two-year term representing Edwards Air Force Base for Muroc Joint Unified School District, where incumbent Brian Hall is not seeking re-election. Four people have filed to run for the three four-year seats on the Mojave board. They are incumbents Jim Hooper and Shawn Sprague and challengers George Hodgkinson, a research technician, and Glen Torrey, hotels chief engineer. For a two-year seat on the Mojave board held by appointed incumbent Edward Sigh, only Sigh filed to run so there will be no election, officials said.
4 May 2009The second round of ticket sales for the 2010 Fifa World Cup has started, with approximately 100 000 tickets available on a first-come, first-served basis.As of noon (Central European Time) on 4 May 2009, ticket applications can be made via www.fifa.com or at any First National Bank (FNB) branch in South Africa.South Africans who apply at FNB branches must present a valid form of identification, while foreigners who apply at FNB branches must show their passports. Those who apply on behalf of friends or family must provide their names, nationalities, dates of birth and identity numbers.Each applicant can apply for up to four tickets per match and up to seven matches in total. Ticket prices start at US$20 (R140).Applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application within 10 working days, and tickets will be available for collection from Fifa’s venue ticketing centres from April 2010 onwards.For more information, www.fifa.com.Subsequent ticket sales phasesThe second round of ticket sales runs until 16 November 2009 – or until tickets made available for the second round run out.Two more sales phases – a random selection followed again by a first-come, first-served phase – will follow the World Cup Final Draw, in which the 32 participating teams will be drawn into eight groups for the tournament.The first of these will run from 5 December 2009 to 22 January 2010, and the second from 9 February to 7 April 2010.Finally, if there are still any tickets left over, these will be sold in a “last minute” round of sales running from 15 April to 11 July 2010.1.8-million ticket applicationsIn the first round of ticket sales, over 1.8-million ticket applications from 205 countries were received. Of these, a total of 555 871 tickets were successfully drawn.South Africans accounted for 245 948 or 44% of these ticket sales, followed by the United States (69 208 tickets), United Kingdom (39 421 tickets) and Germany (29 330 tickets).From the applications received, the most popular team was England, with 228 822 team-specific tickets requested and 8 895 successfully awarded.Not surprisingly, the World Cup final was the most heavily oversubscribed match, by a factor of 3 000 percent.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Several countries that have qualified for the 2012 African Nations Cup, kicking off in Equatorial Guinea and Gabon in January, are heading to South Africa to make use of the country’s World Cup facilities ahead of the continental showcase. SA Football Association CEO Robin Petersen said he was excited by other countries’ interest in using South Africa’s World Cup facilities as this would go a long way towards sustaining the country’s World Cup legacy. Among the countries that have expressed interest in setting up a training base in South Africa ahead of the championships, that run from 21 January to 12 February 12, are Zambia, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and Angola. Boasting some of the best facilities in the world, South Africa will be ideal for countries participating in the African Cup of Nations (Afcon) finals, as it has similar weather patterns to Equatorial Guinea and Gabon. 9 December 2011 “Setting up of bases here is a good sign that our World Cup facilities will never turn out into a white elephant.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material SAinfo reporter Both Zambia and Ghana are also expected to play friendly matches against Bafana Bafana as part of their preparations. The dates and venues of the matches are still being finalised. “We want the 2010 World Cup legacy to benefit several generations to come, especially South Africans and the football family on this African continent,” Petersen said. In the past, a number of African countries set up training camps in Europe and flew back to Africa just before the championships kicked off. Now they have world-class World Cup facilities on the continent to aid their preparation. World-class facilities Legacy