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18
Dec
2019

Tribute by President Jacob Zuma

first_imgDelivered at the memorial service in honour of former President Nelson MandelaFNB Stadium, Johannesburg10 December 2013Mama Graca Machel and the entire Mandela family and the abaThembu clan,Excellencies Heads of State and Government,Excellencies Former Heads of State and Government,Deputy Presidents and representatives of governments,Heads of international organisations in all regions of the world,The leadership of the ANC and Alliance partners,Leaders of fraternal political organisations in Africa and abroad,Activists of the former anti-apartheid Movement,Eminent persons, friends of South Africa from all over the world,Fellow South Africans,Sanibonani!Good day!Molweni!South Africans sing a popular freedom song about former President Nelson Mandela.We sing that he is one of a kind, that there is no one quite like him. Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela akekho ofana naye.The song is one of the most accurate descriptions of this global icon who is the founding President of a free and democratic South Africa and also the former President of the oldest liberation movement in the continent, the ANC.His passing has marked an unprecedented outpouring of grief across the world. Yet, it is grief, tinged with admiration and celebration.Everyone has had a Mandela moment, when this world icon has touched their lives.Let me begin therefore, by thanking all the Heads of State and Government and  international delegations present here today.We also extend our deepest gratitude for the messages of condolence that we continue to receive.The Mandela family, the South African people and the African continent as a whole, feel stronger today, because we are being comforted by millions throughout the world.Dear South Africans,That we are Madiba’s compatriots and have lived during his time, is a cause for a great celebration and enormous pride.Never before has our country celebrated a life as we are doing with that of Madiba.We do not call Madiba the father of our rainbow nation merely for political correctness and relevance.We do so because he laid a firm foundation for the South Africa of our dreams – one that is united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous.We do so because Madiba was a courageous leader.Courageous leaders are able to abandon their narrow concerns for bigger and all-embracing dreams, even if those dreams come at a huge price.Madiba embodied this trait. He was a fearless freedom fighter who refused to allow the brutality  of the apartheid state to stand in the way of the struggle for the liberation of his people.Being a lawyer, he understood the possible consequences of his actions. But he also knew that no unjust system could last forever.He said at an ANC Youth League conference in 1951;“True, the struggle will be a bitter one. Leaders will be deported, imprisoned, and even shot.“The government will terrorise the people and their leaders in an effort to halt the forward march; ordinary forms of organisation will be rendered impossible. But the spirit of the people cannot be crushed…until full victory is won”.The struggle became Madiba’s life.He was at the forefront of the radical change in the ANC in the 1940s, advancing the long walk to freedom.He became a Volunteer in Chief during the Defiance Campaign in the early 1950s and became the first Commander in Chief of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto We Sizwe, in the early 1960s.He paid dearly for his beliefs and actions through imprisonment.He stated in 1962;“I was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what I thought, because of my conscience.”Arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment during the Rivonia Trial later in 1964, he never lost his fighting spirit.For 27 years, the South African people spoke about him in hushed tones, out of fear. In fact, if the apartheid government had its way, they would have been banned even from thinking about Madiba.But the powerful name of Nelson Mandela lived on.He continued to inspire our people every single day, from inside prison walls.He demonstrated unique leadership in starting negotiations with the enemy whilst in prison. He also negotiated for the release of his fellow political prisoners first before his own release.His release from Victor Verster prison on the 11th of February 1990 was one of the most remarkable and moving moments in world history.The world came to a standstill watching this tall imposing figure walking out into a world he had left behind 27 years before.The emotions and feelings we felt on that day are difficult to express in human language.A downtrodden people who had been dehumanised and made to feel like pariahs in the land of their birth, suddenly saw signs that freedom would be attained in their lifetime.South Africa needed a leader like Madiba to help us through a difficult transition from apartheid to a free democratic society.In the bumpy road to our historic first free and fair elections, there are many times that he brought our nation back from the brink of catastrophe.The massacre at Boipatong in 1992 and the killing of the popular leader of our people, Chris Hani in 1993, are some of the occasions when our country faltered in its long walk to freedom, when we stared into the heart of darkness.It is at these times that Madiba restored a sense of calm and purpose and brought us back on the road to freedom.South Africa’s first democratic elections were largely peaceful because of this leadership that he displayed.Indeed, there is no one like Madiba. He was one of a kind.Today, on International Human Rights Day, we celebrate Madiba the man of peace. Today is the 20thanniversary of his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, on the 10th of December 1993.This freedom fighter had always stated that the ANC had resorted to arms because of the intransigence of the apartheid regime which responded with violence, bannings and detentions to simple demands for equal citizenship, human rights and justice.To him, for South Africa to attain peace, the armed struggle was inevitable, but it was a means to an end but not an end in itself.Madiba’s love for peace was also evident in the work he did in the continent. The people of Burundi enjoy peace and democracy today because of the seeds of peace planted by Madiba.Following the historic national elections on 27 April 1994, an unprecedented number of Heads of State and Government and eminent persons from around the world descended upon our shores for Madiba’s inauguration as the first president of a free and democratic South Africa.Today, the whole world is standing still again, to pay tribute to this greatest son of South Africa and Africa.Fellow mourners,There is no one like Madiba, he was one of a kind.The world speaks fondly of Madiba’s promotion of unity, reconciliation and non-racialism during his Presidency.He had declared as follows during trial in 1964;“The ANC has spent half a century fighting against racialism. When it triumphs it will not change that policy’’.Thus his promotion of non-racialism and reconciliation during his tenure as President of the Republic was not surprising.Compatriots and friendsSpeaking at the adoption of a new Constitution of the Republic adopted in 1996, Madiba outlined the vision of the new society.He said;“Let us give practical recognition to the injustices of the past, by building a future based on equality and social justice. “Let us nurture our national unity by recognizing, with respect and joy, the languages, cultures and religions of South Africa in all their diversity.“Let tolerance for one another’s views create the peaceful conditions which give space for the best in all of us to find expression and to flourish.  Above all, let us work together in striving to banish homelessness, illiteracy, hunger and disease.”With the magnitude of challenges facing the young South Africa in mind, Madiba set about uniting the nation.He carefully managed the anger and frustrations of both the oppressors and the oppressed, and reminded us of our common humanity that transcended racial boundaries.He also managed both the fears of the minority and the high expectations and impatience of the majority.He told us that the promises of democracy would not be met overnight and that the fears of the few would not be allowed to derail the newly won freedom.We all agreed with him, as Madiba never hesitated to speak his mind when it was necessary to do so, regardless of how uncomfortable the words may be to recipients!Many leaders, some of whom are present here today, have experienced his sharp tongue.Realising the power of sport to conquer prejudice, former President Mandela embraced South Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup ambitions, donning the Springbok jersey at a time when it was much-maligned by the majority of the population.This would be a hallmark of his Presidency.Our sports teams yearned for the Madiba Magic that his visit would bring, each time they faced formidable opponents.Beyond promoting reconciliation, Madiba also laid a firm foundation for transformation as well as reconstruction and development.He knew that reconciliation without transformation and reconstruction, would be meaningless.Under his leadership, the new democratically elected government focused on addressing historical injustices and creating new institutions to facilitate the building of a democratic society based on the principles of non-racialism and non-sexism.Close to 800 racist apartheid laws were removed from the statute books in the first 10 years of democracy.The dismantling of the legal framework of apartheid and transformation of many state institutions led to the visible improvement of the socio-economic conditions of millions of people.Thus, Madiba laid a foundation for  a better life for all, which was the rallying cry of his Presidency.Madiba also laid the foundation for our country’s now successful fight against one of the greatest scourges of our time, that of HIV and AIDS, while still in office and during his retirement.The global 4 666 4 campaign gave birth to Mandela Day, a global call to action, mobilising people to spend at least 67 minutes helping those in need.In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 18th of July as “Nelson Mandela International Day”.Each year on the 18th of July, the world comes together to celebrate Mandela Day, recognising Madiba’s selfless sacrifice in betterment of others.Indeed, Madiba was one of a kind.Bantu baseNingizimu Africa,Silahlekelwe kakhulu ngobaba wesizwe uTata uMadiba.Siyazi benimthanda kakhulu, futhi nisamthanda kakhulu namanje.Leliqhawe liyibekile induku ebandla. Sikhumbula namhlanje leliVolontiya elikhulu likaKhongolose.Sikhumbula umkhuzi wokuqala wamabutho oMkhonto weSizwe.Sikhumbula iqhawe elalizimisele ngisho nokufa imbala, ukuze abantu abamnyama bathole inkululeko.Sikhumbula iqhawe elalwela ukuthi abantu baseNingizimu Africa baphile ngentokozo ezweni elingenakho ukwesaba, elingenanhlupheko nalapho abantu belingana bonke khona.Yingakho nje sithi akekho ofana no-Tata uMadiba.Compatriots and friends,While saying Madiba was one of a kind, we also remember that he believed in collective leadership and that he never wanted to be viewed as a messiah or a saint.He emphasised that all his achievements were derived from working with the ANC collective, among whom in his own words, were men and women who were more capable than he was.Thus, the South Africa that you see today, is a reflection of Madiba and many others like him, who sacrificed their lives for a free nation.We thus remain truly grateful to his peers, Walter Sisulu, Oliver Reginald Tambo, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Dorothy Nyembe, Florence Mophosho and countless others who left indelible marks in the history of our struggle.Compatriots and friends,Today Madiba is no more.He leaves behind a nation that loves him dearly.He leaves a continent that is truly proud to call him an African.He leaves the people of the world who embraced him as their beloved icon.Most importantly, he leaves behind a deeply entrenched legacy of freedom, human rights and democracy in our country.In his honour we commit ourselves to continue building a nation based on the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.United in our diversity, we will continue working to build a nation free of poverty, hunger, homelessness and inequality.As the African continent led by the African Union, we will continue working to fulfil his desire for a better Africa and a more just, peaceful and equitable world.Tomorrow, our people will accompany Madiba on his last journey to the seat of government, the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where his body will lie in state for three days.I have the honour today, to announce, that the Union Buildings Amphitheatre, where Madiba was inaugurated as President in 1994, and where his body will lie in state, will, with effect from today, be called the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre.This is a fitting tribute to a man who transformed the Union Buildings from a symbol of racism and repression to one of peace, unity, democracy and progress.Compatriots, comrades and friends,We extend yet again, our deepest condolences to Mama Graca Machel, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the entire extended family.Madiba has run a good race. He declared in his own words in 1994;He said;“Death is something inevitable.“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.“I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for eternity.”I thank you.Issued by The PresidencyPretorialast_img read more

16
Dec
2019

Will Canvas Start Out Blank or With That 4chan Flair?

first_imgRelated Posts Poole told TechCrunch that “Canvas is all about discovery, sharing and play” and that other types of content, such as video, audio and rich text, are on the way. “Our goal,” writes Pool on the company’s launch announcement, “is to create the best place to share and play with images.”Canvas will have accounts and user profiles – as opposed to 4chan’s completely detached, userless experience – but they will be “nothing more than a gathering of the various content [the user] added to the site.” The service opened up today to several thousand beta testers and you can request an invite by logging on to the site using your Facebook account.  But this connection to your Facebook identity is tentative at best and only exists for purposes of onboarding new users. That means the most important 4chan characteristic – anonymity – will remain in tact. This point seems to be the primary for many taking a first look at the service today.Arrington finishes his discussion of Canvas by noting that “Canvas is a separate entity from 4chan, with no connection other than Poole. But my guess is more than a few of the 4chan crowd may head over to Canvas to take a gander.” ReadWriteWeb alum Adrianne Jeffries finishes with a similar caveat, warning that “If Mr. Poole wants Canvas to appeal to the big kids, he needs to ditch some of his old crowd, and real ID seems to be his solution.”From the looks of things, though, it looks like only a matter of time before pudgy “babbys” with mouths for belly buttons devolves into the standard 4chan fare  that, as Jeffries notes, “runs ads almost exclusively for anime and porn.” Tags:#news#web mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Sometimes, it’s the community that makes a site what it is. It’s that unique thread of personality, inside jokes and general rules of engagement that gives it the je ne sais quoi and separates it from the crowd. What would Reddit be without Narwhals and bacon, for example? For anonymous message board 4chan, its that unique community identity that’s lead to such wondrous Internet memes as Pedobear, Rick Rolling and Chocolate Rain.So, with4chan founder Chris Poole launching a new site, can we expect more of the same or will a new venture attract a new crowd?According to Michael Arrington over at TechCrunch, Poole has “taken what works [at 4chan], changed other things, and created something wholly new.” That new endeavor, called Canvas, is a service that lets users interact around images, remixing them to form newer, better, and likely ever more vulgar and disturbing imagery from such sacrosanct stock as pudgy babies and teddy bears. And this is the thing – because it is a service started by the creators of one of the most vile, immature locales on the Internet, can expect more of the same? Take a gander at the screenshot: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

28
Nov
2019

World Twenty20: Pakistan thrash Australia to enter semi-finals

first_imgPakistan’s strategy of stocking their side with spinners finally paid rich dividends as their 32-run victory over Australia, in conjunction with India’s ouster, helped them keep their record of making the semi-finals of every World Twenty20.In response to Pakistan’s 149 for six on a slow track at the R Premadasa Stadium here on Tuesday, Australia posted 117 for seven, which was just five runs more than what they needed to seal their own final-four spot.The star of the show was 20-yearold left-arm spinner Raza Hasan, who once again opened the bowling. His unerring accuracy was rewarded with perhaps the biggest scalp of the tournament the in-form Shane Watson (8).Captain Mohammad Hafeez then got David Warner, lbw, and Australia never recovered from their five-over score of 19 for two. Hafeez didn’t deploy a single over of pace till the 18th, and the Aussies seemed unable to get the ball off the square, thanks to the accuracy and skill of the bowlers and some uncharacteristically excellent fielding.A 10-over score of 45 for three didn’t inspire any confidence, and once the big-hitting Cameron White was caught off Hafeez and Glenn Maxwell became Hasan’s second victim, the Aussies decided to pull the shutters down and aim for the 112-run ‘safety’ target.Even then, it took a herculean effort from Hussey to get them close, as he struck a six and three boundaries to take them past the 100-run mark.Earlier, Nasir Jamshed’s half-century and his 79-run stand for the third wicket with Kamran Akmal had brought Pakistan out of an early stutter.In the Powerplay, they had lost Hafeez and Imran Nazir with just 29 on the board, but Jamshed and the older Akmal played sensible cricket to get them back on their feet.A boundary each from the batsmen off Brad Hogg finally gave the innings some momentum in the 10th over, before Jamshed exploded with a six each off Pat Cummins and Xavier Doherty.advertisementlast_img read more

18
Nov
2019

WWE: Paige-led ‘Absolution’ walking ‘The Shield’ way in women’s revolution

first_imgFormer women’s champion Paige returned to the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) on Monday Night RAW last week in style and she took the momentum forward this week as well.Last week three women led by the the returning Briton attacked Bayley, Mickie James, Alicia Fox and Sasha Banks to interrupt their Fatal-4-Way match for the women’s title and then went on to hammer the current RAW women’s champion Alexa Bliss backstage to make a bold statement.This week, Paige and her crew from NXT consisting of Mandy Rose and Sonya Devill were supposed to face Bayley, James and Banks in a three-women tag-team match. But the trio, now called the ‘Absolution’, had something else in their minds. They continued the chaos by injuring Bayley and Mickie James backstage and then went on to attack Banks in the middle of the ring after surrounding her from three sides of the squared mat.They also returned to do the same after Asuka beat Dana Brooke but surprisingly allowed her to escape.Does that ring a bell?Yes! This is exactly how ‘The Shield’ started.Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins would surround the ring and then prowl onto their prey and deliver a hammering.Paige’s return in this avatar was something that no one was expecting and it will be interesting to see how the trio go about in the business.Another group of NXT women also invaded SmackDown last week. Ruby Riot, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan laid out Naomi and Becky Lynch in the backstage area and then went onto attack Charlotte Flair and Natalya during their rematch, causing it to end in a no-contest.advertisementThere are rumours suggesting that Paige will lead a ‘cross-band’ women’s revolution and if the signs in the three nights are anything to go by, it will be an exciting time for women’s wrestling in the upcoming months. This is something that the WWE fans will be seeing for the first time in a long time to come and knowing how well they embraced ‘The Shield’, it could be a great way to carry forward the upsurge in women’s wrestling with a strong and capable performer in Paige.last_img read more

18
Nov
2019

Rangers’ Nash Gets Belated Hat Trick

first_imgNEW YORK — It took 141 regular-season games and one extra day for Rick Nash to get his first hat trick with the New York Rangers.A little help from the NHL official scorer on Christmas Eve made it so.About 12 hours after the Rangers beat the Washington Capitals on Dec. 23d, Nash was credited with his third goal of the game, it has been announced.Nash gave New York a 1-0 lead in the first period and a 3-0 edge 5:12 into the third. He was originally given an assist on a power-play goal awarded to Martin St. Louis that made it 4-2 with 3:48 remaining, but it was determined that St. Louis didn’t touch the puck.Nash was the last Rangers player to get his stick on it before Capitals goalie Braden Holtby knocked the puck into the net with his glove.In 32 games this season, Nash has 23 goals — two behind than NHL leader Tyler Seguin of Dallas. He notched only 26 in 65 games last season, his second with the Rangers.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

17
Nov
2019

Hima Das appointed as UNICEF India’s first youth ambassador

first_imgThe United Nations Children’s Fund-India (Unicef-India) has appointed Asian Games gold-medalist sprinter Hima Das as the country’s first ever youth ambassador.The world organisation tweeted on Wednesday evening coinciding with the Children’s Day celebrated on November 14 commemorating the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru’s birthday and announced the name of the woman athlete from Assam, Hima Das.UNICEF made the public announcement on their Twitter handle:Meet our Youth Ambassador, Hima Das!The Asian Games medallist is @UNICEF India’s first ever youth ambassador as part of #WorldChildrensDay celebration.#GoBlue pic.twitter.com/4WYieI6MhBUNICEF India (@UNICEFIndia) November 14, 2018Hima Das seemed pretty stoked and honoured with the announcement. Here’s what she tweeted:I’m honoured and grateful to be the first @UNICEFIndia Youth Ambassador. I look forward to encouraging and supporting children to achieve their dreams. Join me and #GoBlue this #ChildrensDay pic.twitter.com/7gpgYCJQniHima Das (@HimaDas8) November 14, 2018″I’m honoured to be chosen as Unicef India’s Youth Ambassador, and I hope I will be able to inspire more children to follow their dreams,” Das responded.Hailing from Nagaon district, Das clinched a gold medal in Women’s 4×400 metre relay event at the 2018 Asian Games. She also won a silver in the Women’s 400m Race event.What does a youth ambassador do?In her role as a Youth Ambassador, Hima will be working towards raising awareness about the rights and needs of children. She will help amplify the voices of children and young people as active participants in decision making, thus contributing to their holistic development.advertisementAbout Hima Das:Hima Das, nicknamed the ‘Dhing Express’, is an Indian sprint runner from the state of Assam. She holds the current Indian national record in 400 metres with a timing of 50.79 s that she clocked at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia. She is the first Indian athlete to win a gold medal in a track event at the IAAF World U20 Championships.Hima’s other awards and honoursDas is the second Assamese runner after Bhogeswar Baruah to win a gold medal at an international event.Baruah won a gold medal at the 1966 Asian Games in the men’s 800 meter event.The Government of Assam appointed her as the state’s brand ambassador for sports.She was conferred with Arjuna Award by the President of India on September 25, 2018About UNICEFUNICEF India works with central government to ensure that each child born in this country gets the best start in life, thrives and develops to his or her full potential.Also read: Of ‘Dhing Express’ Hima Das’s several victories for IndiaInterested in General Knowledge and Current Affairs? Click here to stay informed and know what is happening around the world with our G.K. and Current Affairs section.To get more updates on Current Affairs, send in your query by mail to education.intoday@gmail.comlast_img read more

16
Nov
2019

Premier League: Liverpool extend lead at the top, Manchester United win

first_imgBig guns Liverpool and Manchester United won their matches in the Premier League on Saturday to keep pressure on their opponents. While Liverpool extended their lead at the top, Man United mounted pressure on fourth-placed Chelsea with a 2-1 victory over Brighton & Hove Albion.Liverpool recovered from a poor first-half display as they came from behind to beat battling Crystal Palace 4-3 in a thrilling goalfest at Anfield.The win, secured by late goals from Mo Salah and Sadio Mane, moves Juergen Klopp’s side seven points clear of Manchester City, who face bottom club Huddersfield Town on Sunday.Palace took a shock 34th minute lead, against the run of play, when Andros Townsend slotted home a fine pull-back from Wilfried Zaha.P A S S I O N pic.twitter.com/A0ZccOGxJyLiverpool FC (@LFC) January 19, 2019Liverpool equalised 47 seconds after the interval when the ball looped high into the area where Salah skilfully converted with the outside of his left foot after Virgil van Dijk’s long-range effort was blocked.Give the ball to Bobby and he will score… pic.twitter.com/Mt1gIIASfiLiverpool FC (@LFC) January 19, 2019Suddenly Liverpool were buzzing and it was no surprise when Brazilian Roberto Firmino put them ahead, collecting a pass from Naby Keita and beating veteran Palace keeper Julian Speroni with a slightly deflected low shot.Ice cool pic.twitter.com/ntuhbB7W3ILiverpool FC (@LFC) January 19, 2019But Palace were not about to roll over and they fought back to level at 2-2 in the 65th when James Tomkins was left unattended to head in a Luka Milivojevic corner.advertisementSperoni, Palace’s 39-year-old third-choice, then gifted Liverpool a goal when his one-handed waft at a harmless-looking James Milner cross fell for Salah to tap in after 75 minutes.Milner was sent off in the 89th for a second yellow card after a late challenge on Zaha before Mane added the fourth for the hosts with a solo strike in stoppage time.There was still time for Palace to strike again with Max Meyer beating Alisson Becker with a low shot which the Brazilian keeper would have expected to save.MAN UNITED WIN 2-1Manchester United stretched their perfect run under caretaker manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to seven wins from as many games in all competitions with a 2-1 home defeat of Brighton & Hove Albion.The result provisionally lifted United one place up to fifth on 44 points from 23 games, three more than sixth-placed Arsenal who were playing fourth-placed Chelsea in the 1730 GMT fixture.”He’s one of the best players in the league.”@NemanjaMatic is full of praise for @MarcusRashford! #MUFC pic.twitter.com/F1MaSxatUVManchester United (@ManUtd) January 19, 2019United stormed into a two-goal lead through Paul Pogba and Marcus Rashford in the first half but faded in the second and served up a nervy finish to their fans after Pascal Gross pulled one back for battling Brighton.Here’s to another three points for #MUFC! #MUNBHA pic.twitter.com/NQE6kudWkGManchester United (@ManUtd) January 19, 2019Pogba opened the scoring with a 27th-minute penalty and Rashford made it 2-0 in the 42nd with a superb individual goal, beating his marker with dazzling footwork before hitting the top corner from a tight angle on his 150th appearance for United.Another excellent display from @MarcusRashford, who receives a standing ovation as he’s replaced by @DarmianOfficial. #MUFC #MUNBHA pic.twitter.com/iyffcU1enfManchester United (@ManUtd) January 19, 2019Gross reduced the arrears out of the blue in the 72nd minute, drilling in a close-range shot off the underside of the bar after Davy Propper floated in an inch-perfect cross with the outside of his foot.United, who missed several chances to increase their lead in the opening hour, were forced to hang on in the closing stages as the visitors pounded a flurry of crosses into the penalty area.NEWCASTLE BEAT CARDIFFNewcastle United moved out of the relegation zone and dropped Cardiff City into it as an unlikely double by Fabian Schar earned them a crucial 3-0 victory at St James’ Park.An afternoon that began with unpopular club owner Mike Ashley being booed by disgruntled home fans ended on a brighter note as Rafa Benitez’s side took maximum points at home for only the third time this season.FULL-TIME: Newcastle United 3 Cardiff City 0Fabian Schär’s first two goals for the Magpies gave the hosts a two-goal lead before Ayoze Pérez’s stoppage-time strike sealed a welcome three points for United!Reaction to follow at https://t.co/6wuhjKS0XX. #NUFC pic.twitter.com/fkj8oE4SAAadvertisementNewcastle United FC (@NUFC) January 19, 2019After five games without a league win the visit of Cardiff had the feel of a key relegation battle and Schar’s 24th-minute opener eased the tension around the ground.Finding himself in an advanced position the Swiss international centre back drove in from near the touchline and curled a superb shot past Cardiff keeper Neil Etheridge.It was Schar’s first goal for Newcastle since joining from Spanish club Deportivo La Coruna and having got the taste for it he doubled his side’s lead when bundling the ball into the net from a Matt Ritchie corner just past the hour mark.Cardiff offered little in response apart from the odd flurry and Schar was not far away from claiming a hat-trick when he headed off target from another Ritchie corner.Ayoze Perez added some late gloss, tapping in Newcastle’s third in stoppage time from Salomon Rondon’s cross.Newcastle climbed to 17th with 21 points, one place above the drop zone while Cardiff are in 18th spot, with 19 points.BURNLEY-WATFORD DRAWLowly Burnley made it four games unbeaten in the Premier League with a 0-0 draw at seventh-placed Watford.But the Clarets were left frustrated after a stoppage-time effort by striker Chris Wood was deemed narrowly offside.Watford came out of the blocks strongest and Gerard Deulofeu twice went closely early on, with one effort superbly saved by Tom Heaton before James Tarkowski cleared a shot off the line.It wasn’t a classic… #WATBUR 0-0 [FT] pic.twitter.com/wR1gkw96yXWatford Football Club (@WatfordFC) January 19, 2019Burnley had several chances to win but Ashley Barnes and Dwight McNeil missed great opportunities for Sean Dyche’s side, who had won their last three games.SOUTHAMPTON STUN EVERTONSouthampton earned a crucial 2-1 win over Everton at St Mary’s on Saturday but had to endure a nervy finish as they boosted their battle against relegation under galvanising new manager Ralph Hasenhuettl.James Ward-Prowse scored a superb individual goal just after the break before a Lucas Digne own goal looked to have comfortably sealed a deserved win for the Saints in the 64th minute.We were all Ralph Hasenhüttl when that full-time whistle finally blew! #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/U6hmtaKAUASouthampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 19, 2019Yet a goal at the start of stoppage time from Gylfi Sigurdsson gave the home fans a nervous finish as eight minutes was added on, much to Hasenhuettl’s consternation, while Everton pushed for the equaliser.The win pushed Southampton into 15th place on 22 points, three clear of the relegation zone, as they won only their second home match of the season — both coming under their new Austrian boss’ stewardship.Back-to-back #PL wins! #saintsfc pic.twitter.com/TMKGuuP99jSouthampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) January 19, 2019Southampton deserved the win after dominating the first half and twice striking the woodwork — first, as Nathan Redmond hit the post and then as Andre Gomes hit his own side’s upright while trying to defend another attack from Danny Ings.advertisementSaints got the reward for their enterprise when Ward-Prowse was given too much freedom to maraud towards the Everton goal and smashed a 50th-minute shot past goalkeeper Jordan Pickford.The hapless Digne then toe-poked the ball past Pickford while desperately trying to quell an attack from the ever-dangerous Redmond in the 64th minute before Everton’s late attacks came to nothing.WILSON WONDER VOLLEY IN BOURNEMOUTH’S WINBournemouth’s Callum Wilson smashed home a wonderful second-half volley and his strike partner Joshua King added a second to give their side a much-needed 2-0 home win over West Ham United.First win of 2019First clean sheet of 2019A goal each for the front menEnjoy your Saturday night Cherries! pic.twitter.com/yXXiVT05RZAFC Bournemouth (@afcbournemouth) January 19, 2019With Bournemouth desperate to secure their first league victory in almost a month, Artur Boruc started in goal ahead of Asmir Begovic while West Ham left unsettled striker Marko Arnautovic, who has been linked with a big-money move to China, out of their squad.Both sides struggled to hit the target in the first half, but West Ham’s Lukasz Fabianski made two superb saves early in the second and moments later striker Andy Carroll, in for Arnautovic, blazed over from close range as the game opened up.Wilson gave the home side the lead with a thunderous volley in the 54th minute, catching the ball perfectly and leaving Fabianski rooted to the spot as it flew into the top right-hand corner for his 10th league goal of the season.With West Ham attacking and Bournemouth content to play on the counter, Wilson almost got a second in the 71st minute but this time his first-time shot came off the foot of the far post and rolled to safety.The visitors continued to leave space at the back as they desperately chased an equaliser, and King was able to slot the ball into an empty net after a superb counter-attack to secure all three points for Bournemouth.Also Watch:last_img read more

16
Nov
2019

Hodgson confident of Palace success

first_imgCrystal Palace Hodgson looking to make style match talent at Crystal Palace Matthew Scott Last updated 2 years ago 04:01 16/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) RoyHodgson - cropped Getty Images Crystal Palace Premier League Crystal Palace v Southampton The new Palace boss hopes he can pull the right strings at the club, having replaced the sacked Frank de Boer Roy Hodgson believes Crystal Palace’s players were ill-suited to Frank de Boer’s coaching style, but is confident he can keep them up.De Boer was sacked after four games in charge, having lost them all with Palace failing to score – representing the worst start to a Premier League campaign.Palace 12/1 to beat Man City Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Former England manager Hodgson has replaced him, perhaps signalling a return to the staunch defence and organisation that Sam Allardyce employed to keep them in the Premier League last term.Hodgson, having given international debuts to Palace trio Martin Kelly, Andros Townsend and Wilfried Zaha, is confident he has a good grip on the style they ought to play in order to thrive.”It’s very difficult to impose a style of play if you don’t have the players to play it, that’s pretty obvious,” said Hodgson ahead of his first game in charge, Saturday’s visit of Southampton to Selhurst Park.”I have seen quite a lot of Crystal Palace over the last five years, in particular my four years working with England.”I have seen Palace progress and also many of the players who are still here and improved. Roy is set on making the fans happy…Watch the full press conference for free on https://t.co/TTogt72Aro now!  pic.twitter.com/jO6TY9tIZt— Crystal Palace F.C. (@CPFC) September 15, 2017″I think I have a clear idea of what they’re good at and what they can do, so our style needs to be one that helps us win football matches.”I have to get to know the players better and know what our best team is. But what I will say is that there a lot of players here who have been at the club a long time who have had a lot of success, helping the club into the Premier League and then keeping them up.”So anything which has been successful in the past can be continued and one always hopes, develops further.”Hodgson grew up in Croydon, south London, a few short miles away from Palace’s home.He added: “It’s a chapter in the book of life opening for me, and one I’m looking forward to. “One I’m hoping brings joy to the fans of Crystal Palace. That would be special because I am a Croydon boy and didn’t leave here until I was 24 years of age.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img read more

07
Nov
2019

NATIONAL 18’S CHAMPIONSHIPS MATCH RESULTS

first_imgROUND GAME RESULTS* Please note this is not the official record, please visit the Sporting Pulse website for official resultsDay One Wednesday 13/9/069.00amWomen’s Pool B R.1: QSST (8) def SunCoast (2)Women’s Pool A R.1: NSWCHS (10) def NQ (1)Women’s Pool B R.1: Cobras (5) def Eagles (2)Women’s Pool C R.1: Suns (6) def NSWCCC (4)9.50amWomen’s Pool A R.1: Scorpions (1) drew with Mets (1)Women’s Pool A R.1: CQ (4) def Tasmania (3)Women’s Pool B R.1: NSWCIS (10) def Crusaders (0)Women’s Pool C R.1: SQBD (8) def ACT (1)11.00amOpening Ceremony11.50amMen’s Pool C R.1: Suncoast (6) def SQBD (2)Women’s Pool C R.1: Hornets (6) def Rebels (1)Men’s Pool C R.1: Cobras (8) def SWQ (1)Men’s Pool A R.1: CQ (7) def Scorpions (1)12.40pmMen’s Pool A R.1: Suns (6) drew with Hornets (6)Men’s Pool A R.1: NSWCCC (12) def Crusaders (1)Men’s Pool C R.1: Mets (20) def NT (1)Men’s Pool B R.1: QSST (14) def NSWCIS (2)1.30pmWomen’s Pool A R.2: NSWCHS (10) def CQ (2)Men’s Pool B R.1: NSWCHS (10) def Eagles (6)Men’s Pool B R.1: NQ (12) def ACT (3)Women’s Pool B R.2: Suncoast (10) def Eagles (2)2.20pmWomen’s Pool C R.2: NSWCCC (14) def NT (3)Women’s Pool B R.2: Cobras (10) def Crusaders (1)Women’s Pool A R.2: NQ (9) def Scorpions (2)Women’s Pool A R.2: Mets (5) def Tasmania (3)3.10pmWomen’s Pool B R.2: QSST (10) def NSWCIS (1)Women’s Pool C R.2: SQBD (6) def Hornets (3)Women’s Pool C R.2: Suns (14) def ACT (0)Men’s Pool C R.2: SQBD (3) drew with Tasmania (3)4.00pmMen’s Pool A R.2: Hornets (13) def Crusaders (3)Men’s Pool A R.2: NSWCCC (4) def Scorpions (2)Men’s Pool A R.2: Suns (9) def CQ (3)Men’s Pool C R.2: Mets (13) def SWQ (3)4.50pmMen’s Pool B R.2: NSWCHS (6) def QSST (5)Men’s Pool B R.2: NQ (6) def NSWCIS (3)Men’s Pool B R.2: ACT (8) def Eagles (6)Men’s Pool C R.2: Suncoast (4) def Cobras (2)Day Two Thursday 14/9/069.00amMen’s Pool B R.3: NSWCHS (6) def ACT (2)Men’s Pool C R.3: Mets (3) def SunCoast (1)Men’s Pool B R.3: QSST (5) def NQ (2)9.50amMen’s Pool C R.3: Cobras (6) def SQBD (1)Men’s Pool B R.3: Eagles (11) def NSWCIS (3)Men’s Pool C R.3: NT (8) def Tasmania (1)Women’s Pool A R.3: Mets (5) def CQ (3)10.40amWomen’s Pool A R.3: NQ (13) def Tasmania (1)Women’s Pool C R.3: Suns (12) def Hornets (2)Women’s Pool B R.3: Suncoast (10) def Crusaders (0)Women’s Pool A R.3: NSWCHS (10) def Scorpions (0)11.30amWomen’s Pool C R.3: NSWCCC (8) def ACT (1)Women’s Pool B R.3: QSST (11) def Eagles (1)Women’s Pool C R.3: Rebels (8) def NT (3)Women’s Pool B R.3: Cobras (6) def NSWCIS (5)12.20pmMen’s Pool A R.3: Suns (19) def Crusaders (1)Men’s Pool B R.4: ACT (9) def NSWCIS (3)Men’s Pool C R.4: SWQ (7) def SQBD (4)1.10pmMen’s Pool C R.4: Suncoast (8) def NT (1)Men’s Pool A R.3: Hornets (9) def Scorpions (1)Men’s Pool B R.4: QSST (8) def Eagles (2)2.00pmMen’s Pool B R.4: NSWCHS (12) def NQ (4)Men’s Pool C R.4: Cobras (12) def Tasmania (5)Men’s Pool A R.3: NSWCCC (6) def CQ (4)2.50pmWomen’s Pool A R.4: NSWCHS (11) def Mets (1)Women’s Pool C R.4: Suns (11) def Rebels (0)Women’s Pool B R.4: Eagles (11) def Crusaders (0)3.40pmWomen’s Pool B R.4: QSST (10) def Cobras (0)Women’s Pool C R.4: ACT (6) def NT (4)Women’s Pool A R.4: Scorpions (8) def Tasmania (2)4.30pmWomen’s Pool C R.4: SQBD (8) def NSWCCC (3)Women’s Pool B R.4: Suncoast (5) def NSWCIS (3)Women’s Pool A R.4: NQ (6) def CQ (3)5.20pmMen’s Pool A R.4: Suns (9) def NSWCCC (6)Men’s Pool C R.5: Suncoast (9) def Tasmania (1)Men’s Pool A R.4: Scorpions (6) def Crusaders (3)6.10pmMen’s Pool C R.5: Mets (10) def SQBD (1)Men’s Pool A R.4: CQ (7) def Hornets (6)Men’s Pool C R.5: SWQ (3) drew with NT (3)7.00pmWomen’s Pool C R.5: Suns (8) def NT (1)Women’s Pool C R.5: SQBD (4) def Rebels (0)Women’s Pool C R.5: NSWCCC (2) def Hornets (1)Day Three Friday 15/9/069.00amMen’s Pool C R.6: SWQ (9) def Tasmania (2)Men’s Pool C R.6: SQBD (7) def NT (3)Men’s Pool C R.6: Mets (11) def Cobras (0)9.50amWomen’s Pool C R.6: SQBD (9) def NT (1)Women’s Pool C R.6: Hornets (5) def ACT (2)Women’s Pool C R.6: NSWCCC (10) def Rebels (5)10.40amMen’s Pool B R.5: QSST (10) def ACT (1)Men’s Pool B R.5: NSWCHS (11) def NSWCIS (4)Men’s Pool A R.5: Suns (6) def Scorpions (2)11.30amMen’s Pool A R.5: NSWCCC (6) def Hornets (3)Men’s Pool A R.5: CQ (7) def Crusaders (2)Men’s Pool B R.5: NQ (5) def Eagles (2)Men’s Pool C R.7: Mets (14) def Tasmania (1)12.20pmWomen’s Pool B R.5: QSST  (19) def Crusaders (2)Women’s Pool B R.5: NSWCIS (8) def Eagles (4)Women’s Pool C R.7: Rebels (4) def ACT (2)Men’s Pool C R.7: Cobras (8) def NT (1)Men’s Pool C R.7: Suncoast (15) def SWQ (4)1.10pmWomen’s Pool A R.5: NSWCHS (15) def Tasmania (0)Women’s Pool A R.5: Scorpions (8) def CQ (3)Women’s Pool C R.7: Suns (4) drew with SQBD (4)2.00pmWomen’s Pool C R.7: Hornets (5) def NT (1)Women’s Pool B R.5: Cobras (8) def Suncoast (4)Women’s Pool A R.5: NQ (8) def Mets (7)FOR ALL THE LATEST NEWS AND STORIES:www.austouch.com.au has all the latest news and stories, as well as a photo gallery and match reports.FOR ALL THE LATEST DRAWS AND RESULTS:The SportingPulse has the draws, results and touchdown scorers for all matches and can be accessed using the following linkNATIONAL 18 YEARS AND UNDER CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW AND RESULTSlast_img read more

22
Oct
2019

Le gouvernement élargit la prestation des programmes Jeunes entreprises

first_imgUn plus grand nombre d’élèves de la 9e à la 12e année en Nouvelle-Écosse auront accès à un apprentissage pratique en matière de littératie financière, de préparation de carrière et d’entrepreneuriat pendant cette année scolaire. Karen Casey, ministre de l’Éducation et du Développement de la petite enfance, a annoncé un partenariat amélioré entre le gouvernement et les Jeunes entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse, aujourd’hui 14 janvier. « La communauté des affaires et la communauté de l’éducation peuvent collaborer pour offrir aux élèves davantage de possibilités d’apprentissage en matière de choix de carrière et du monde des affaires », souligne Mme Casey. « En élargissant la prestation du programme des Jeunes entreprises dans tous les conseils scolaires, nous stimulons l’innovation, la créativité, la résolution de problèmes, l’initiative personnelle et le travail d’équipe, et nous contribuons au développement des futurs entrepreneurs. » Les partenariats avec les entreprises locales et la prestation des programmes des Jeunes entreprises dans tous les conseils scolaires est une façon dont le gouvernement modernise le système d’éducation dans le cadre du Plan d’action en matière d’éducation de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Le gouvernement augmente le financement du programme des Jeunes entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse de 50 000 $ à 125 000 $ pour l’année scolaire 2015-2016 afin de permettre la prestation d’un plus grand nombre de programmes qui permettront d’améliorer et d’appuyer l’apprentissage à différents niveaux scolaires : — Tous les élèves de la 9e année dans 382 classes à l’échelle de la province participeront au programme « L’économie pour le succès », qui permet d’améliorer la capacité des élèves de planifier et de gérer leur avenir éducatif et financier en développant leur aptitude au travail et leur efficacité interpersonnelle. — Le programme « Entreprise étudiante » sera offert aux élèves du deuxième cycle du secondaire dans tous les conseils scolaires en augmentant le nombre de programmes offerts de 29 à 35. Ce programme permet d’améliorer la pensée critique ainsi que les compétences en matière de présentation et de leadership. — Le nombre de programmes « Bien plus que de l’argent » offerts aux élèves de la 10e année sera doublé. Ce programme permet d’améliorer les connaissances des techniques de planification financière, la littératie financière, les acquis numériques, la gestion personnelle, la confiance en soi et la capacité de faire des choix judicieux en matière de placements. « Notre mission est d’inspirer et de préparer les jeunes à réussir dans l’économie mondiale », affirme Kristin Williams, présidente et directrice générale des Jeunes entreprises de la Nouvelle-Écosse. « Nous sommes ravis de faire partenariat avec le gouvernement pour améliorer les programmes d’études offerts. En assurant un plus grand nombre de diplômés qui ont un certain niveau de littératie financière et un certain potentiel en matière de leadership, nous contribuons à la prospérité économique de notre province. » Les Jeunes entreprises viseront aussi à augmenter la participation parascolaire au programme de crédits de développement personnel offert par le ministère. L’expansion des programmes des Jeunes entreprises dans tous les conseils scolaires est effectuée dans le cadre du plan d’action du gouvernement qui met l’accent sur des changements fondamentaux visant à renouveler, à réorienter et à rebâtir le système d’éducation pour la première fois en toute une génération. Le plan d’action peut être consulté au www.ednet.ns.ca. Pour plus d’information sur les Jeunes entreprises, consultez le www.janovascotia.org (en anglais seulement).last_img read more