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Sports minister salutes champion cricketers

first_imgMinister of Culture, Gender Affairs, Entertainment and Sports Olivia Grange describes the West Indies men’s team as “true and worthy champions” after they became the first team to win the ICC T20 World Cup twice.Grange also congratulated the women’s team for winning their first-ever ICC T20 Women’s World Cup, calling it “a giant step forward for women in sport”.”It is really a historic occasion and I’m really happy that I’m the minister at this time. We won the Under-19 World Cup and now added the men’s and women’s ICC T20 World titles,” said Grange.The Caribbean men edged a pulsating four-wicket win over England in the grand showdown at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India, with Carlos Brathwaite smashing four mighty sixes in the final over.IMMENSE PRESSURE”Like every West Indian, I was nervous, too, with 19 runs required from the final over. But Carlos Brathwaite showed that he has a big, big heart. He believes in himself, and his calmness under such immense pressure is indicative of his quality and sheer class. Marlon Samuels was outstanding as well. It was his innings that was pivotal in making this victory possible.But overall, this team has proven throughout the tournament that they are true and worthy champions and it’s a victory most deserving for the entire region and all West Indians around the world,” said Grange.West Indies Women defeated their Australian counterparts by eight wickets in the earlier final.”Today is another giant step forward and a great moment for women in sports, especially for those of us from the Caribbean,” the minister said.”I must reserve special praise, though, for women’s team captain Stafanie Taylor, who I know personally as a little girl growing up in Gordon Pen in my constituency.”As the first woman to lead the West Indies ladies to their first-ever world title, she’s now a part of history that can never be eclipsed.”Grange added: “I am also pleased to tell the country that I will be resuscitating and fast-tracking plans for the Stafanie Taylor Oval at Eltham High School.”Continuing, she said: “We must not overlook the contributions of the West Indies Cricket Board, the coaching and management staff, the sponsors and ardent fans. They have all played their part in this momentous occasion for West Indies cricket, which, undoubtedly, remains an emblem of regional integration, pride and joy.”last_img read more

February 10, 2020 0

Warriors-Magic cheatsheet: Orlando has a playoff berth in sight with the weary champs in town

first_imgThe Orlando Magic enter Thursday’s matchup against the Warriors having lost two of their last three games. But, with playoffs aspirations, Orlando could be a tough opponent for the champs, who will be playing on the second night of a back to back.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Amway Center, 4 p.m. (NBCSBA)Magic projected starters: Aaron Gordon, Jonathan Isaac, Nikola Vucevic, D.J. Augustin, Evan Fournier Magic Stock Report: The Magic have been one …last_img read more

December 20, 2019 0

Teammates reunited in Giants-Dodgers rivalry that’s missing out on a key player

first_imgLOS ANGELES — Five years ago, pitchers Tyler Beede and Walker Buehler teamed up to lead the Vanderbilt Commodores to the only College World Series title in the program’s storied history.For the first time since hoisting a trophy together, Beede and Buehler are back on the same diamond. This time they’re in opposite dugouts.“To look across and see somebody you played with and know you’re competing against them at the highest level, this is where we both ultimately wanted to be,” Beede said. …last_img read more

December 20, 2019 0

Denel to supply Malaysian army

first_img23 April 2010Denel will be part of a number of companies to supply the Malaysian Armed Forces with 8×8 vehicle turrets.According to the state owned company, it will be part of several companies that will form a partnership for the joint manufacture of turrets after it received a letter of intent from Malaysian company Deftech.Deftech has become one of the main suppliers of defence, security and commercial vehicles to the Malaysian Armed Forces and other government and quasi-government agencies.The letter was handed over to Denel after Deftech received it from the Malaysian minister for defence.Denel group benefitsThe programme includes the supply of fully integrated 8×8 vehicle systems to the Malaysian Armed Forces over seven years, Denel said.Stephan Burger, CEO of Denel Land Systems, a division of Denel, said Denel was honoured to be selected as technology partner for the turrets, and as system integrator for the programme.“This is an indication that Deftech has confidence in Denel’s capabilities,” Burger said in Pretoria this week. “This is further good news for the Denel group, as the programme extends to other Denel business entities such as Denel Dynamics for the Ingwe Missiles and PMP for ammunition.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

December 18, 2019 0

OR: a visionary leader

first_imgBrand South Africa CEO, Kingsley Makhubela, shares his thoughts on leadership from former African National Congress (ANC) leader, Oliver Reginald (OR) Tambo, who passed away in 1993. This year marks the centenary of Tambo’s birth.Oliver Tambo displayed an important quality when it comes to leadership: the ability to provide solutions to current challenges, says Brand South Africa CEO, Kingsley Makhubela. (Image: Melissa Javan)Kingsley MakhubelaThe most important quality when it comes to leadership is to provide solutions for current challenges and inspire people to work towards a better future for all.Because the past is over and cannot be changed, leaders who want to project confidence and the impression that they are in control of events talk optimistically of the future, often emphasising that today’s sacrifices will pay dividends down the road, observe the US business theorists Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert Sutton.The leadership qualities demonstrated by late ANC president Oliver Reginald (OR) Tambo provide an eloquent illustration of this principle.Moreover, the ability to project into the future was evident in his diplomatic skills, particularly when he drafted one of the ANC’s strategic documents for negotiations with the apartheid government, the Harare Declaration. It was later adopted by the UN General Assembly as the Declaration on Apartheid and its Destructive Consequences in Southern Africa.The document articulates conditions under which the negotiations regarding the South African conflict should take place.Following the end of the Cold War, the late 1980s were characterised by fundamental changes regarding conflict resolution. During this time, Tambo realised the importance of having a framework for negotiation on the South African conflict. The Harare Declaration was drafted in anticipation of possible negotiations, brought on by global changes after the end of the Cold War.Once the declaration was adopted at the Summit of the Frontline Heads of State, it was escalated to the meeting of the then Organisation of African Unity (OAU) held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in July 1989.The presentation of this declaration to the OAU’s summit of heads of state was an act of brilliance on the part of Tambo, given that some leaders doubted its merits. Tambo’s diplomatic skills were fundamental to ensuring the unanimous adoption of the declaration at that summit.Tambo understood that the opposition of even a single country had the potential to derail the adoption of the document by world leaders at the UN General Assembly. His grasp of the value of UN consensus and political support underlined his resolve to present a united front by African states at the UN.A step aheadThe document was finalised within a short time. I have no doubt that Tambo’s health was severely affected by the work he needed to complete before the General Assembly gathering in September 1989. I remember him missing his annual medical checkup because he had to prioritise gaining the support of all frontline member states regarding changes to the document, as mandated by the OAU summit.As always, Zambia’s then president Kenneth Kaunda provided him with a plane to fly to all the frontline states to finalise these changes.Tambo flew to six countries in three days and accomplished his mission. The gruelling travel demands contributed to his suffering the stroke which eventually took his life. I cannot forget that day: Wednesday, 9 August 1989. It was the day Tambo made the supreme sacrifice to ensure that there was a viable framework for the negotiation of a democratic South Africa.A closer look at the UN Declaration highlights the fact that one needs to appreciate Tambo’s understanding of the Westphalian political order, which has at its core the notion of state sovereignty.To this end, the declaration is divided into sections dealing with the principles of a future democratic South Africa based on constitutionality, the rule of law and an independent, nonracial judiciary.Our constitutional democracy is rooted in Tambo’s sterling work, which provided a climate for negotiations by spelling out what the apartheid regime needed to do to create conditions conducive for negotiations.Scholars on the subject of negotiation suggest that some form of compromise by both sides during the negotiation process is a key enabling condition for success. However, Tambo was a step ahead of them in the way that he had structured the Harare Declaration. He ensured that the onus was on the apartheid regime to level negotiations by undertaking to unconditionally release political prisoners, lift the ban on political parties, end the state of emergency and cease all political trials.These concessions were to be made by the apartheid regime without the expectation of any concession on the ANC’s part.Tambo was aware that once the apartheid regime made some positive steps, there would be an expectation for the other side to make concessions.But concessions by those opposing the apartheid regime would be tantamount to capitulation by liberation forces in the face of blatant power asymmetry at the negotiation table.The declaration was equally unequivocal when it came to guidelines regarding the process of negotiations. To this end, Tambo was strategic in ensuring that the declaration articulated the parameters of the negotiation process with regard to the role of the international community. He ensured that the international community underwrote the negotiation process to guarantee a positive outcome.The UN Declaration made it clear that the dismantling of the apartheid regime in its entirety was the only item for negotiation. In its programme of action, the document spelt out steps that needed to be taken to dismantle apartheid, and mandated that, based on progress during negotiations, sanctions should be gradually lifted. The road map to the integration of South Africa into the global community was stipulated by the declaration.Finally, certain aspects of the Declaration on Apartheid and its Destructive Consequences in Southern Africa found expression in our Constitution, thanks to Tambo’s leadership and vision. South Africans will be eternally grateful for this.Follow on Makhubela on twitter @[email protected] @Brand_SA CEO was the key note speaker at the OR Tambo Exhibition launch #ORTambo100 pic.twitter.com/fJZyUebAV7— Tsabeng (@tsabengr) August 23, 2017This is an edited version of the keynote address at the launch of an exhibition at Johannesburg’s Apartheid Museum marking the centenary of Oliver Tambo’s birth.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

December 18, 2019 0

Barcelona Edges Panathinaikos, 80-76

first_imgGreek basketball power Panathinaikos came close but lost to Spanish giant Barcelona, 80-76 on Jan. 9, taking its first loss in the final round of 16 in the Euroleague.Adding to the woes, the Greens found out its 77-76 win over fellow power and archrival Olympiakos in the quarter-finals was overturned after a sports judge invalidated it because banned former Panathinaikos President Dimitris Giannakopoulos was sitting courtside in defiance.The Greens will appeal to the Supreme sports Court (ASEAD), but it looks likely it will be Olympiakos to face PAOK in the Thessaloniki semifinal next month and Panathinaikos is out on the technicality.In Spain, Panathinaikos got off to a good start and led by 35-25 before the Spanish team went on a run to tie it at the half, 37-37.A barrage of three-pointers from Marcelinho Huertas, who hit five in a row and 6-of-8 in the game, gave his team a 54-44 lead before the Greek team started clawing back.(making five straight shots for a total of 6/8 in the game) allowed the Catalans to advance by 10 (54-44), before Panathinaikos began eating into its deficit and closing to 77-76 a minute from the end but it fell short. TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

November 18, 2019 0

Cincinnati Bengals head to Buffalo looking for first road win of season

Cleveland Browns defensive back Buster Skrine, right, trips up Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Jermaine Gresham at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio, on Sunday, September 29, 2013. The Browns won, 17-6. Credit: Courtesy of MCTThe Cincinnati Bengals (3-2) head to Buffalo to face the Bills Sunday hoping to carry over momentum gained last week in a victory over the Patriots. They will face a Buffalo team that features the league’s third best rushing attack but has lost its starting quarterback, E.J. Manuel to a knee injury.The Bengals’ defense rose to new heights in a 13-6 victory against the New England Patriots. Despite being without defensive end Michael Johnson and cornerback Leon Hall, Cincinnati stifled New England’s pass attack, sacking quarterback Tom Brady four times and breaking his streak of 52 straight games with a touchdown pass. This week’s task are expected to be much easier.Just when it seemed the Bills (2-3) had finally resolved their problems at quarterback, they were dealt a major setback. Manuel had been having an impressive rookie season his first four games before the injury. After losing in the final seconds in week one to the Patriots, the Bills had gone 2-1, including a win over the Panthers in which Manuel threw a touchdown pass with five seconds left.Last week, the Bills were tied with the Browns, 17-17, when Manuel went down in the third quarter. They would go on to lose to Cleveland 37-24. Backup Jeff Tuel struggled in relief against the Browns, prompting the team to announce that Thad Lewis will make only the second start of his career against the Bengals.It can be presumed that the plan for the Bills is to limit Lewis’ exposure against Cincinnati’s defensive line. The fourth year quarterback will primarily be asked to hand off to running backs Fred Jackson (309 yards rushing, four touchdowns) and C.J. Spiller (296 yards rushing, one touchdown).With only twelve points in their last two games, Cincinnati’s offense is struggling behind inconsistent quarterback, Andy Dalton.Cincinnati, meanwhile, will try to get their first win of the year on the road where they play significantly worse than they do at home. Two weeks ago in Cleveland, Cincinnati allowed inexperienced Browns quarterback Brian Hoyer to look comfortable in the pocket, a far cry from the pressure applied on Brady last Sunday. The defense has only caused one turnover in two road games compared with eight turnovers in three games at home. But a win against a Patriots team that had been 4-0 may have provided the defense with the confidence needed to maintain focus away from Cincinnati and to overwhelm Lewis and the Bills. read more

September 28, 2019 0

Dembele says goodbye to Celtics fans

first_imgThe French striker will now play in the Ligue 1 club Lyon, but before he left he sent a message to the Bhoys and Ghirls supportersFrench forward Moussa Dembele decided to quit Scottish Premiership team Celtic in order to join Ligue 1 side, Lyon.The £19.7 million transfer was done just before the transfer deadline.But before he left, he sent a heartful letter to his fans using Twitter.“My journey at Celtic has come to an end and it’s time for me to embrace a new challenge,” he said as reported by The Scotzine.“Through my journey at Celtic, I have experienced many great memories that will last with me forever.”“My purpose was always to bring you joy and happiness,” he added.“You will always have a special place in my heart and I will never forget my time at Celtic, simply because you are special people.”Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“I’m not gonna lie to you, I will miss playing against Rangers and the particular excitement that it brings, but I have other challenges ahead that I’m looking forward to,” he explained.“Every time I will watch Celtic I will remember that day when you were singing ‘I saw Dembélé on the telly he scored a hat-trick against them…’ That September derby when we annihilated Rangers was surely the moment we fell in love. DEMBELTION.”“We went to the Champions League together, we conquered Glasgow together, planted our flag on rival territory together, we lost a few… but won a lot,” Dembele commented.“I am leaving feeling that I have achieved everything I can as a Celtic player. I feel truly blessed and proud to be in Celtic’s history book as an invincible and double treble winner.”“THANK YOU to all the fans across the world and the charity foundation. THANK YOU to the people at the club; the manager and the coaching staff, my teammates and the board members. THANK YOU to the office people, security staff, cleaners and kitchen workers. THANK YOU, EVERYONE, in the background that the public doesn’t see but make this club so special,” he concluded.pic.twitter.com/mROtRTBHfK— Moussa Dembélé (@MDembele_10) September 1, 2018last_img read more

September 18, 2019 0

Marotta hints on Perisics move to Arsenal

first_imgBeppe Marotta admits Ivan Perisic is likely to complete a switch to Arsenal with the sporting director confirming the player doesn’t want to stay at the club.Perisic has reportedly agreed to personal terms with Arsenal but a sticking point remains the structure of his transfer, and Marotta warned time was running out for the Gunners.“The meal went well,” the Nerazzurri chief disclosed to Football Italia after a meeting with Inter Coach Luciano Spalletti and the club’s board.“It’s a normal situation and it happens at all clubs because yesterday the President couldn’t come to Turin.“We took stock of the situation, it’s normal. Perisic? I repeat, it’s difficult to keep players who don’t want to stay, but no real offer has come in yet so there are no grounds [for him to leave right now].Top 5 Premier League players to watch for next weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 With the international activity cooling down for the next month, we go back to the Premier League’s Top 5 players to watch this weekend.After…“It’s up to us to manage this situation. I was hoping for a very quiet transfer window. Instead, there have been very few developments and plenty of dissatisfaction.”Morning. Here’s a video of Perisic making defenders fall over, pic.twitter.com/ZT3oMsuoWY— Aido (@HandofEmery) January 28, 2019last_img read more

September 18, 2019 0

Third victim in Encinitas cliff collapse identified

first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The three victims killed in the Encinitas bluff collapse have been identified as members of the same family.Officials said yesterday that 65-year-old Julie Davis and 35-year-old Anne Clave, a mother and daughter, died in the cliff collapse. The third victim has been identified as Elizabeth Cox, Davis’ sister.The three women died yesterday and two others were injured after the cliffs above them collapsed.The area has since been reopened to the public, and a memorial has been set up for the community to pay their respects to the family. KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom Updated: 6:39 PMcenter_img Posted: August 4, 2019 Third victim in Encinitas cliff collapse identified August 4, 2019last_img read more

September 17, 2019 0