Play Your Part episode 11: synopsis

first_imgHere’s your sneak peek of episode 12 of the Play Your Part television series:Catharien Saayman is the principal of the Abraham Kriel Child & Youth Care Centre in Potchefstroom in North West. She is one of the guests featured on Play Your Part episode 12. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterCatharien Saayman is the head of the Abraham Kriel Child & Youth Care Centre in Potchefstroom. She oversees the facility, which cares for 230 children from North West.The children are referred to the centre by the children’s court. There are nine houses with adult caregivers who live with the youngsters.Saayman is one of the guests on Play Your Part episode 12, to be broadcast on Saturday, 2 December 2017 on SABC2 at 18:00.Here’s more on the other two guests featured on this week’s episode:Thato MokhothuThato MokhothuMokhothu is the founder of the company RTT Construction in Bloemfontein. She is also the founder of the initiative, Phenomenal Women. The NPO focuses on female and youth empowerment, and does things such as host finance workshops for the target group.Silindile MakhathiniSilindile MakhathiniZinakenjalo Hygiene founder and director Makhathini has a passion for education and the empowerment of women. Her company, Zinakenjalo – a Nguni name – is a 100% black female-owned manufacturing and hygiene company. It produces Authenticare sanitary pads.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA;Like us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Rift in Rajasthan Congress over elevating BSP ‘defectors’

first_imgAmid speculation about a Cabinet reshuffle in Rajasthan after the merger of six BSP MLAs with the Congress, signs of rift have emerged in the ruling party. The infighting may create difficulties for the Congress which is preparing for municipal elections in November and planning to launch a membership drive in the State.The merger of the BSP MLAs with the Congress, just when reports surfaced that the Bharatiya Janata Party was trying to lure them in a bid to repeat a Karnataka-type upheaval in Rajasthan, has been perceived in the political circles here as a “masterstroke” of Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. Senior BJP leaders in the State were left bewildered by the move.The merger has taken the Congress’ tally from 100 to 106 in the 200-member Assembly, resulting in a setback to the BJP rather than the BSP. While affirming that the BSP was not in a position to form the government, Mr. Gehlot said here over the week-end that he was told that the BJP was offering up to ₹25 crore each to the Assembly members for switching sides.Though the Congress members are happy that Mr. Gehlot has nipped the alleged BJP plot in the bud, some of them feel that elevating the newly inducted BSP MLAs as ministers would affect the morale of party workers. The voices of dissent emerged at a meeting of Pradesh Congress Committee here on Friday.Former Minister and PCC vice-president Laxman Singh Rawat said rewarding the BSP MLAs with ministerial posts and other plum assignments would demotivate Congress MLAs and workers. He affirmed that appointing the first-time winners as Ministers would send across a wrong message in the party’s rank and file.Though Mr. Gehlot has insisted that the six BSP MLAs had joined the Congress on their own for ensuring the government’s stability, the merger was a replay of the 2009 events when six BSP MLAs had defected to the Congress which was five short of a clear majority in the House. Half of them were made Ministers and others were appointed Paliamentary Secretaries.Though Deputy CM Sachin Pilot, who is also the PCC president, has defended the latest political developments, his recent utterances calling for “more attention” to the law and order situation have been seen as criticism of the Home Ministry, which is headed by Mr. Gehlot.However, Mr. Gehlot has displayed his political skills and strengthened his position within the party with the BSP MLAs’ merger. He has also silenced his critics who have been claiming that two power centres were functioning in the Congress since the formation of the government in December 2018.last_img read more

Brad Mitchell

first_imgBrad has been president of the Hill Hornets Touch since 2010 where he has successfully grown the club’s participation from 7 teams to over 160 teams over 7 years. Brad began at the Hawkesbury Hawkes where he was president for 10 years before moving to the Hills Hornets region where he established one of the fastest growing touch football clubs in the country. He continues to be a positive example within the Touch Football community, by ensuring the club participates in events including Relay for Life and Clean Up Australia Day. Brad is a referee, coach, selector and elite level player who has received numerous awards over the years for his continued involvement and tremendous service to our sport.last_img read more

7 days ago​Brighton manager Potter: We must take care of Connolly

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Brighton manager Potter: We must take care of Connollyby Ansser Sadiq7 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBrighton manager Graham Potter believes the club must ensure they are protecting teenager Aaron Connolly.The youngster got his first chance to shine for the Republic of Ireland during the recent international break.It has been a rapid rise for the teenager, who played his first Premier League game two weeks ago.And Potter wants to ensure the 19-year-old is protected.”He’s had quite a couple of weeks, hasn’t he? He’s 19-years-old, we have to look after him, make sure that he has a long successful career,” said Potter to reporters.”But he was great in the (Spurs) game for us, not just his goals, I thought his overall contribution to the team was really good, pressed well, defended well.”And then just for him to get that international debut, it’s fantastic for him – disappointed obviously for him and the Irish boys that the result wasn’t what they wanted.”But that’s part of life as well, he has to deal with that and it’s now case of recovering him and seeing how he is for the weekend.” last_img read more

Enderby BC wins Participaction challenge with millions of movement minutes

first_imgVANCOUVER — The British Columbia city of Enderby has been crowned the most physically active community in Canada in the first annual Participaction challenge.The victory comes as the city in B.C.’s north Okanagan tracked almost two million activity minutes while hosting events like the Dash n’ Splash, a flash mob and the Foam Fest.In addition to the most active accolade, Enderby takes home the top prize of $150,000, which it plans to spend on recreation infrastructure projects.There are also five regional winners that won $20,000 each for their efforts: Amqui, Quebec, Gameti, N.W.T., Harvey, N.B., Headingley, Man., and Marathon, Ont.Elio Antunes, CEO of Participaction, a national non-profit organization, says the two-week challenge was an amazing opportunity to get Canadians moving and show that everything gets better with exercise.Enderby Mayor Greg McCune says it’s been exciting to watch their already lively community band together to encourage, support and engage in the challenge.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Track and Field Ohio State impresses at Tennessee Relays

Ohio State freshman Andre Jeff crosses the finish line in 4×400-meter relay to seal the 2018 men’s track and field Big Ten championship in Geneva, Ohio on Feb. 24. Credit: Ethan Clewell | Lantern reporterOhio State’s freshmen had a big weekend at one of the most competitive meets of the season, the Tennessee Relays, in Knoxville, Tennessee.On the men’s side, freshman Eric Harrison and freshman Andre Jeff had impressive days individually and contributed to some of the top performing relay teams. The women’s 4×800-meter-relay team finished second with freshmen Aziza Ayoub and Mary Figler providing a bulk of the support for the unit. The meet involved many professional athletes, including world record holders such as Christian Coleman and Kendra Harrison. Four-time Olympic athlete Justin Gatlin also competed at the meet. Men’s recapOhio State’s sprint medley team, consisting of freshman Tavonte Mott, junior Kyle McKinney, freshman Paul Bete and Jeff, finished first with a time of 3:27.Harrison, junior Nick Gray, senior Duan Asemota and senior Zack Bazile brought Ohio State’s 4×100-meter relay team to a second-place finish with a time of 39.31 seconds. The Buckeyes fell to America’s ProForm team, a professional group that carried Coleman and Gatlin.Harrison set a personal best, finishing second in the 200-meter dash with a time of 20.70 seconds. Jeff finished second in the 400-meter run with a time of 46.92 seconds. Senior Cole Gorski finished third in pole vault with a jump of 5.30 meters.Bazile finished third in long jump with a jump of 7.79 meters.Asemota, senior Jerry Jackson, junior DeJuan Seward and freshman Joseph Cooper led Ohio State’s 4×200-meter relay team to a third-place finish with a time of 1:25.30.Senior Nick Demaline finished third in the shot put with his last throw of 19.62 meters.Women’s RecapJunior Sarah Kanney won the 3,000-meter steeplechase with a time of 10:54. Ohio State’s 4×800-meter relay team made up of freshman Aziza Ayoub, freshman Mary Figler, senior Olivia Smith and sophomore Annie Ubing finished second with a time of 9:02.Junior Sarah Stanley finished second in javelin throw with a 42.23-meter throw.In the 400-meter dash, senior Maggie Berrie finished second with a time of 52.88 seconds.In the 100-meter hurdles, senior Chantel Ray placed fifth with a personal best time of 13.11 seconds. Ray was among fast company in that competition. Kendra Harrison, who won the race, owns the 100-meter hurdles world record.  Ohio State will host its only outdoor meet, the Jesse Owens Track Classic, at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus, Ohio, all day both Friday and Saturday. read more

Rivaldos warning for Barcelona over Lionel Messi

Rivaldos warning for Barcelona over Lionel Messi

first_imgBrazil great Rivaldo gave former club Barcelona a warning that they must stop relying on an ageing Lionel Messi to bail them out of trouble every time nowThe Argentine striker is considered to be one of the greatest ever players in world football and has graced the Camp Nou over the years with his unique talents.But at 31 years of age, time is beginning to run out for Messi and he was unable to save Barcelona from their recent slump in form.Ernesto Valverde’s side have now gone three games without victory ahead of Wednesday’s Champions League game at Wembley against Tottenham.And Rivaldo demanded that Messi’s teammates step up to the plate instead of relying on him all the time.“Right now, the only thing I can say is there are reasons to be worried as it’s rare to see Barcelona struggling for three consecutive matches in La Liga,” Rivaldo told Betfair.“Yes, that’s good for the competition but bad for Barca because the club is not used to losing many points to ‘lesser’ opponents.“The team must be careful because the Champions League is tougher than the Spanish league, and if they are losing points against this kind of opposition, things could get even worse in Europe, so they must wake up quickly.👋✈ London, there we go!🔝👌 @ThomBrowneNY #SpursBarça pic.twitter.com/9HPQUyVJuRDavid Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) October 2, 2018“When you go three matches without a win, I think that both players and manager must share the responsibility.“Barcelona have great players and a good manager, but things are not happening for them now, so it’s time to worry about it, but taking common responsibility and never blaming anyone individually.“Anyway, if Barcelona wants to be crowned Champions League winner this season they absolutely must improve their quality and stop playing as they did last three games.“We all know how good Lionel Messi is as a player and how decisive he is so often, but Barcelona have other great players in the team and to keep depending on his goals and assists is problematic.“Barca needs other players to rise up to the occasion.“Messi won’t last forever and at his age it’s normal that his level starts decreasing slightly year after year, so there must be someone to take the reins.“Of course, Barcelona already have the kind of players that could decide a match, but the truth is that they aren’t stepping up when it’s important, and for all the quality Messi could have, he cannot keep deciding games on his own.”last_img read more

Pep plays down Manchester City dynasty ambitions

Pep plays down Manchester City dynasty ambitions

first_imgPep Guardiola played down assertions he is trying to build a dynasty at Manchester City after their League Cup triumph.Guardiola who won multiple trophies as a manager in Barcelona and Bayern is replicating the same feat with the Citizens but has decided to calm talks of a possible dynasty.Raheem Sterling scored the winning penalty off the underside of the bar as Manchester City retained the League Cup with a 4-3 victory over Chelsea on Sunday after a keenly contested affair that ended goalless after extra time.Man City set a new record by defending a title for the first time in their entire history and would be hoping to achieve a similar feat in the League.Guardiola told Football 365: ”Of course I’m happy. Compliments to Chelsea, they played an incredible performance. I’m happy to win back to back in this competition for the first time in the club’s history.“The important thing when it comes to penalties is personality and we did it.🏆Pep Guardiola extends his record in major finals to 11 wins from 12 – has won the last 7 without concedingjose mourinhoMourinho knows why City and Liverpool are so far ahead George Patchias – September 13, 2019 Jose Mourinho knows why Manchester City and Liverpool are so far ahead of everyone else in the Premier League.In an interview with the Telegraph,…Jose Mourinho remains the only manager to defeat a Guardiola side in a major final (2011 Copa del Rey) pic.twitter.com/K8Kg5HxqX2— Sky Sports Statto (@SkySportsStatto) February 24, 2019“We played incredible players. Chelsea have incredible quality and after the result two weeks ago we knew it would be more difficult. It was a final.“Being in so many competitions is demanding and tough and we have players injured.”When asked if he can build a dynasty at City like he did at Barcelona, Guardiola added: “I’m not going to compare. What we did in Barcelona is unique. This is new players, new club, now we will see how far we can go.”last_img read more

Severe Flooding from Joaquins Rains shuts down Provo

Severe Flooding from Joaquins Rains shuts down Provo

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:flooding, hurricane joaquin Louis Bacon’s Moore Bahamas Foundation Announces Donation To Rotary Club Of The Bahamas For Relief Efforts In The Bahamas Providenciales, 02 Oct 2015 – The country was not under storm watch or warning, but that did not stop Hurricane Joaquin from bringing the country to a standstill. Airports were closed, airline companies grounded flights, schools and banks were shut down and government required only essential personnel. In Provo and Grand Turk photos revealed that roadways and businesses were flooded;traffic at an impasse and power was out in areas like South Dock and Chalk Sound. AsHurricane Joaquin moves away from TCI and further toward the Central and Northwestern Bahamas, it is a Category three hurricane, with 120 mph winds, expected to dump as much as 30 inches of rain. Atlantic Hurricane Season over; takes 88 lives, costs $590 millioncenter_img North to Middle Caicos Causeway behind schedule; residents concerned over Joaquin flooding Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for youlast_img read more

Nearly 200 Haitians intercepted two boats towed by Police

Nearly 200 Haitians intercepted two boats towed by Police

first_img#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, January 30, 2017 – Two more Haitian sloops were intercepted in Turks and Caicos waters overnight, brought in early this morning and the count is  178 to be returned to Haiti.  A report to Magnetic Media is that 125 were on the first boat which landed around midnight; 53 were on the second vessel which came into South Dock about 4:30am.  There were 98 males on the first, 46 males on the second and 27 females are recorded on the first intercepted boat with seven females on the second sloop.While residents are saddened by the situation in Haiti and the recent capsized boat which resulted in at least 15 deaths, there continues to be growing resentment for the financial and security burden rescuing, housing, feeding and repatriating the migrants creates for a small island state like the TCI.On Thursday, the United Kingdom agreed to carry out and pay for a security needs assessment; this came out of that National Security Council where the Premier, Deputy Premier, Attorney General, Commissioner of Police, Minister of Home Affairs, Deputy Governor and Governor were present.   During the session, which was a scheduled NSC meeting, there was talk about border security and the coastal radar and the dire situation with illegal entry by boat in particular; this is the fourth known Haitian vessel since the PDM took office.The issue creates concerns about human, narcotics and firearms trafficking.  That UK assessment will happen before April, which marks the beginning of a new fiscal year according to the release from His Excellency’s office.Also discussed at the NSC meeting, resource needs of the TCI Police Force, a need to firmly inform the Haitian government of their responsibility to prevent these illegal migrations, a renewed commitment to getting a list of undocumented illegals and the unacceptable levels of crime and how a whole of government approach must be taken to thwart increased instances of crime and violence.center_img Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meeting Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provolast_img read more