TV tonight: Warriors feted on Sports Illustrated awards show

first_imgTV picks for Thursday, Dec. 13WATCH THIS:“Thursday Night Football” (5:20 p.m., Fox, NFL Network and Amazon Prime): The Thursday-night schedule wraps up with a big game between Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs and Philip Rivers and the Los Angeles Chargers, in KC. Joe Buck and analyst Troy Aikman, along with reporters Erin Andrews and Kristina Pink, call the action from Arrowhead Stadium.“Sports Illustrated’s Sportsperson of the Year Awards” (6 p.m. PT, NBCSN): All hail the Golden …last_img

SA reverses decline in matric pass rate

first_img“With resources allocated by the Cabinet at the end of 2010, we will be able to start dealing with inappropriate school structures,” Motshekga said. “We will build and renovate laboratories, libraries, specialist rooms and administration blocks where there are none. Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga announced the results at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Thursday. “Between 2011 and 2014, we are committed to addressing all our sanitation and water supply challenges.” Pass rates for the provinces were encouraging in 2010, with all registering an improvement from the previous year: “The Class of 2010 has shown us there is no mountain we can’t climb when we are up for the challenge,” she said, adding that pupils, parents, teachers and all citizens should pull together to support all pupils, from Grade 1 up to Grade 12. Source: BuaNews “We’d like to congratulate the class of 2010, they did us proud! Their unrelenting determination is commendable,” Motshekga said. “The class of 2010 is truly distinctive!” Motshekga added that textbooks and other learning and teaching materials had also been identified as a priority. Gauteng: 78.6% (71.8% in 2009)Western Cape: 76.8% (75.7% in 2009)North West: 75.7% (67.5% in 2009)Northern Cape: 72.3% (61% in 2009)KwaZulu-Natal: 70.7% (61.1% in 2009)Free State: 70.7% (69.4% in 2009)Eastern Cape: 58.3% (51% in 2009)Limpopo: 57.9% (48.9% in 2009)Mpumalanga: 56.8% (47.9% in 2009)center_img She said the department’s determination to change the status quo of previous results came from the recognition that education was the driver of national change and played an important role in improving people’s lives. This was a major improvement of 7.2 percentage points from 2009’s 60.6% national pass rate, she said. Motshekga wished the Class of 2011 well, and called on them to further improve on the matric pass rate. She added that there would be an intensified focus on improving performance in maths and science, school infrastructure and the basic functionality of all schools. Calls for improvement “We’ve worked hard to ensure the credibility of the exams,” Motshekga added. “Umalusi convened standardisation of exams on 24 December to ensure that the quality of results is the same as in other years.” 6 January 2011 South Africans have a reason to be proud of the Class of 2010, who have recorded a pass rate of 67.8%.last_img read more

We must learn from MaSisulu: Zuma

first_img13 June 2011South Africans should learn from Albertina Sisulu the need to continue promoting non-racialism, social cohesion and inclusiveness in the country, President Jacob Zuma said on Saturday.“Having been part of the drawing up of the Freedom Charter in 1955, Mama participated in the cementing of the seeds of non-racialism in our country and in the congress movement,” Zuma said in his address to mourners at the late struggle stalwart’s funeral in Johannesburg.It was through people like MaSisulu that the clause “South Africa belongs to all who live in it, black and white”, later found its way into the country’s Constitution, making it the responsibility of every South African to promote non-racialism, social cohesion and unity.Zuma further urged young South Africans to learn from Mama Sisulu “the values of respect for the next person, selflessness, patriotism and commitment to making this country a better place.“Our youth must strive for excellence and progress so that they can be rightful beneficiaries of Mama Sisulu’s legacy and that of all the heroes of the South African national democratic revolution,” he said.He went on to say that it was heartening that the nation bade farewell to Sisulu on the first anniversary of the start of the 2010 Fifa Soccer World Cup.“On this day last year, the country displayed what Mama Sisulu had been striving for all her life … We witnessed unprecedented explosions of patriotism and endless national celebrations. We all felt very proud to be South Africans, and we have no doubt that as a nation, we made our mother very proud as well.”Zuma said South Africa will always remember Mama Sisulu’s love of children, her commitment in ensuring the inclusion of children’s rights in the country’s Constitution.“It is not surprising that she took a keen interest in children’s health, and promoted the Walter Sisulu Paediatric Cardiac Unit at a Johannesburg hospital.“Indeed, there are many lessons that this wise and wonderful stalwart has left for us. She taught us to rise above political differences and focus on the good of the country and its people.”Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

A bit of South Africa in London

first_imgOlympic and Paralympic athletes, their families, friends and supporters, and all South Africans will find a home away from home at the Ekhaya Hospitality Centre in Belvedere Road, London. Supporters at the New Zealand Ekhaya during the 2011 Rugby World Cup, show their patriotic spirit.(Images: Ekhaya Hospitality Centre)MEDIA CONTACTS • Manase MakwelaHead of communication, Dept of Sportand Recreation+27 12 304 5017 or +27 82 782 1759Romaana NaidooTeam South Africa, as well as those citizens going to London to show their support, will be welcomed at the Ekhaya Hospitality Centre, a home away from home for the duration of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.Ekhaya Hospitality Centre will be run by a host of national government departments during the sporting spectacular – Sport and Recreation, Arts and Culture, Trade and Industry, International Relations and Co-operation, and Tourism – in partnership with South African Tourism and Brand South Africa.Noluthando Ngendane, Brand South Africa’s public relations officer, explains: “The Ekhaya Hospitality Centre has been created as a base for Team South Africa, its sportsmen and women, their friends and families and, of course, their supporters to gather.”But it is more than that: “It is a place where the spirit of South Africa comes alive,” she adds.Facilities at the centre will include wi-fi and internet connectivity, meeting rooms, a media and business centre, a business lounge, function facilities, full coverage of all sports events, and a South Africa bar.Ngendane says: “South African businessmen and women can use the facilities to network and showcase the success stories of our beautiful country to visitors from abroad and the rest of Africa.”The 30th Summer Olympics begin on Friday, 27 July and end on Sunday, 12 August.Ekhaya Centre is at Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre, Belvedere Road, London. It will be officially opened and closed for the Olympics from 26 July to 12 August and for the Paralympics from 28 August to 9 September.Home away from homeEkhaya is a hospitality programme at overseas events presented by the Department of Sport and Recreation in collaboration with partner organisations.“Ekhaya Hospitality Centre is also intended to unite South Africans across race, gender, culture, geographical location, social status and class through sport, thereby promoting social solidarity and common citizenship,” the department notes.South Africa is sending a team of 125 athletes to the Summer Games, with 13 names added to the initial 112 published in June. Blade runner Oscar Pistorius is among them. He will be making history as the first double amputee to compete in the Games. Pistorius will be running in the 4 x 400m relay with Willem de Beer, Ofentse Mogawane and Shaun de Jager.Among other activities, the Ekhaya programme will feature a daily cultural exhibition; Olympic and Paralympic events broadcast on big screens; meetings for London-based local businesses to network; and celebratory events for Team SA.The department describes the Ekhaya Centre as “a home away from home” that provides an opportunity to:Drum up support for Team SA;Market and promote South Africa through showcasing its successes and venues such as stadiums as the preferred places to host international events;Inspire people to visit the country and experience the culture of ubuntu; and,Host journalists both local and foreign, with the intention of profiling South African athletes, political principals and the country.All South Africans, at home and abroad, are encouraged to wear their supporters T-shirts on Fridays to show their support for Team SA.Athletes’ villageDubbed Victory Park, the athletes’ village in Stratford, East London, has a uniquely British feel. It’s open for business from 16 July, housing some 17 000 Olympic athletes, 6 000 Paralympians and officials from 203 nations.It covers 36 hectares, with comfortable living quarters and large areas of open space. Competitors dine in a huge 225m x 80m tent, which is large enough to accommodate about 100 double-decker buses.This facility, which can seat 5 500 at a time, is open 24 hours a day. The menu includes popular British staples such as fish and chips, as well as Asian and halaal food. There is also a McDonald’s on site.The social hub of the village is a pub called the Globe Centre which, while it boasts 10 pool tables, live music and karaoke, will not serve a drop of alcohol. After the Olympics, the village will be converted into residential accommodation.last_img read more

Banyana’s Nyandeni starring in Russia

first_img9 May 2013Banyana Banyana’s Nompumelelo Nyandeni is enjoying her stay with top Russian Women’s Football championship side FC Rossiyanka, starring for the club in Russia and Europe.Speaking to the South African Football Association from Russia this week, Nyandeni said she was beginning to reap the benefits of playing in a professional women’s league and was having a good time in Eastern Europe.The industrious South Africa midfielder has excelled at Rossiyanka, where she is the club’s top goal scorer, having netted seven goals in 14 league games. The team is currently top of the Russian league.Nyandeni has already spent close to three years abroad and said she has adjusted well at the club.“Having been in Russia for almost three years now, I must say I am having the time of my life. It has been a very fulfilling experience and I could not have asked for more,” she said.‘Supportive teammates’“My club mates have been very supportive and I have also been able to make new good friends with most of them.“I have also adjusted well to the weather conditions. We are getting close to the summer season now and conditions are becoming warm and enjoyable. The chilly weather has its down side, but I have grown accustomed to it and I feel at home now.”Rossiyanka recently lost in the quarterfinals of the Uefa Women’s Champions League. Nyandeni commented: “The competition is tough. There are no weak opponents and the stakes are much higher.“I had a good game, but the Germans were just too good for us,” she said of the loss to German club Wolfsburg.Despite losing in the last eight of Europe’s premier club tournament, Nyandeni said competing in the competition was an experience she would cherish forever.“It was a huge disappointment for the club, having made it that far,” she said. “We had worked extra hard to ensure that we remain in the competition. Our coach however, told us to hold our heads high and focus on maintaining our lead on the log table to enable us to have another crack in the same competition next season.”Nyandeni also paid tribute to South Africa’s Sasol League for opening doors for her to play abroad. She said she would use the experience she has gained in Europe to help the national team progress in its forthcoming competitions.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

You, Advisor.

first_img Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now In order to help your clients to achieve the success they desire, and in order to achieve the success you desire, you need to be more than a sales person. You need to be an advisor.What questions should your dream client be asking themselves about what they need to do to improve their existing performance?You need to know what questions your dream client should be asking themselves so that you can establish yourself as a business person and someone who has the potential to advise them.What questions should your dream client be challenging the people on their team to help them answer?Leaders want to challenge their teams to take on new initiatives that generate greater results. Knowing these questions helps you to begin the process of building consensus, and creating a vision.What are the three or four potential threats to your prospective client’s business now, and what should they be doing about them?No one wants to be surprised because they didn’t recognize a threat before it was too late. Being able to see around corners is one way you create value for your client.What are the two or three opportunities that your prospect should be pursuing now, and why should they consider these opportunities?If you were a good general manager, what would you see as opportunities? That’s the role you are advising, so you need to look through that lens.What is your dream client doing now that no longer make sense or has been made obsolete (or should be)?Sometimes improvement means you discontinue doing something you are doing now. What is that?What threatens your prospect’s existing business model?Business models need to change when circumstances change. Circumstances have changed. What needs to change?What should their vision of their future include and why? What should it omit?How can you help lead your client to to the future if you can’t see it yourself? If you want to advise, you need to advice.What is your view on all of these questions? What is your opinion as to what your dream client should be focusing on now?last_img read more

Oklahoma WR Randomly Trolls Texas, Tweets “Horns Down” Logo

first_imgUpside down Texas logo.TwitterOklahoma freshman-to-be Dede Westbrook hasn’t even played a snap for the Sooners yet, but he’s already talking a bit of trash to the team’s biggest rival. Westbrook, a four-star wide receiver who will begin his freshman year in 2015, decided to randomly tweeted a “horns down” logo Thursday night. It’s a strong move out the gate. #Sooners pic.twitter.com/y4vkHztQy5— Dede Westbrook (@DedeTHEGreat11) March 6, 2015The Texas vs. Oklahoma rivalry took a back seat in 2014, as TCU and Baylor reigned supreme in the Big 12. Perhaps Westbrook will help bring it back to the forefront.last_img

St Annes Residential School survivors fight for release of documents

first_imgAPTN National NewsA group of residential school survivors were in a Toronto courtroom on Tuesday.Students who attended the St. Anne’s Residential School on the James Bay coast are fighting for the release of documents.They’re from an Ontario Provincial Police investigation in the 1990s.Survivors say those documents confirm their claims of abuse.APTN’s Delaney Windigo has the storylast_img

Government approves emergency money for hurricane repairs

first_img Taller buildings for Grace Bay to Turtle Cove approved at Cabinet Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:approved, contingency funds, hurricane repairs Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 09 Oct 2015 – Contingency funds have been authorized for release by the Cabinet of the Turks and Caicos in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin. Public Works Department presented a damage report on Thursday and money has been approved to carry out emergency works to repair and stabilise the damaged Front Street area of Grand Turk as well as to enable clean up works in other areas of TCI which were most badly affected as a result of the storm.last_img

Ivan Gazidis determined to restore AC Milans glory days

first_imgNew AC Milan chief executive Ivan Gazidis has vowed to do all he can to return the club back to winning waysAfter leaving Arsenal in October, Gazidis officially began his new role at Milan at the start of this month.The 54-year-old South African took the opportunity to address the Milan supporters on Wednesday, where he announced his intentions to return the Serie A side to winning ways.“It’s a great honour to be chosen to lead AC Milan into a new era as its chief executive,” said Gazidis on the club website.Maurizio Sarri, JuventusMaurizio Sarri satisfied despite Juventus’ draw at Fiorentina Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Maurizio Sarri was satisfied with Juventus’ performance on Saturday afternoon after finishing a tough game at Fiorentina 0-0.“I’d like to assure the club’s millions of fans all over the world that I will work with my heart and soul to do the very best job that I can.“To achieve what we all want for this great football club, the hard work must start now and it will require teamwork, both on and off the pitch.“I’m extremely excited about the opportunities ahead and although the journey will be challenging I’m confident that together we can bring AC Milan back to where it belongs.”Milan haven’t won a trophy since the Supercoppa Italiana in 2016 with their last Serie A title coming in 2011.last_img read more