TV stations silenced by M23 resume retransmitting in Goma

first_img News December 4, 2012 – Updated on January 20, 2016 TV stations silenced by M23 resume retransmitting in Goma Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica News Democratic Republic of CongoAfrica News —–21.11.2012 – Concern about M23’s news control after Goma takeoverReporters Without Borders (RWB) and Journalist in Danger (JED) are deeply worried by the measures that the M23 rebel movement took with the news media after seizing Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord Kivu, yesterday.Aware of the scale of violence against civilians in general, the two NGOs are also very concerned about the safety of media personnel in Goma and other parts of the eastern Democratic Republic of Congo.“Since occupying Goma, the rebels of the 23 March Movement (M23) have seized control of the news media and are behaving as if they were media executives and editors,” Reporters Without Borders secretary-general Christophe Deloire said. “We remind them that it is not their job to decide the content of the news reports that the media carry.”Journalist in Danger secretary-general Tshivis Tshivuadi added: “Goma’s population has had no access to news reports from the country’s capital since yesterday. Instead of trying to control the news and crush media pluralism by allowing only their own voice to be heard, M23 should guarantee the media’s right to work safely and with complete independence.”Without any warning, the M23 rebels ordered the suspension of local retransmission of three TV stations broadcasting from the capital, Kinshasa, local sources said.The signals of the three stations – state-owned Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) and two privately-owned pro-government stations, Digital Congo and Radio Télévision du Groupe l’Avenir ([email protected]) – were disconnected at around 2 p.m. yesterday on verbal instructions from M23 spokesman Vianney Kazarama.The same sources said that, after the rebel takeover, the M23 spokesman personally went to Mount Goma – where the antennae of local radio and TV stations and the relay antennae of the national and international broadcast media are located – and told a representative of the National Network of Satellite Telecommunications (RENATELSAT) to disconnect these three TV stations.The signals of the international broadcast media and Raga, a privately-owned TV station based in Kinshasa that relays Voice of America, were not however disconnected.A local journalist told JED that all the local media have received strict instructions not to relay information coming from the government in Kinshasa. “The M23 asked the provincial RTNC station to broadcast only information that helps the public to understand its ideology, and asked the privately-owned media to help the movement establish itself,” the source said.RWB and JED strongly condemn this grave violation of media freedom and urge the armed movement’s leaders to fully rescind this measure without delay in order to allow the public to have access to a pluralized and diverse range of news and opinion.The United Nations Security Council has unanimously approved a resolution (Resolution 2076) firmly condemning M23’s human rights violations, calling on M23 to withdraw from Goma and lay down its arms, and calling for the DRC’s territorial integrity to be respected.Photo : Spokesman of the M23 rebel group Lieutenant-Colonel Vianney Kazarama addresses a crowd at the Volcanoes Stadium in Goma, in the east of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, on November 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO / PHIL MOORE Receive email alerts Journalist in Danger (JED), the Reporters Without Borders partner organization in Democratic Republic of Congo, reports that retransmission of three national TV stations resumed in the eastern city of Goma on 2 December after being off the air for twelve days there following Goma’s seizure by M23 rebels.Reporters Without Borders joins Journalist in Danger in welcoming the end of this violation of freedom of information.For more information, here is the JED press release:“Journalist in Danger is pleased to note that retransmission of the signals of state-owned Radio Télévision Nationale Congolaise (RTNC) and two privately-owned stations, Digital Congo and Radio Télévision du Groupe l’Avenir ([email protected]), resumed on the morning of 2 December in Goma, the capital of the eastern province of Nord-Kivu,” the JED release said.“Retransmission of these three stations resumed after the rebels of the 23 March Movement (M23) withdrew from Goma, which had been under their control for a week.“The signals of these three stations, which broadcast from the DRC capital of Kinshasa, were disconnected at around 2 p.m. on 20 November on a verbal order from M23 spokesman Vianney Kazarama. M23 did this to deprive Goma’s population of information provided by the government in Kinshasa.” Congolese reporter wounded by gunshot while covering protest in Goma News Organisation Help by sharing this information RSF_en February 24, 2021 Find out more Reporter jailed in DRC for allegedly defaming parliamentarian Follow the news on Democratic Republic of Congo February 18, 2021 Find out more Journalist arrested on provincial governor’s orders to go further February 16, 2021 Find out morelast_img read more

Victory Bible Church’s “Welcome to Crossroads!”

first_img Community News Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Business News HerbeautyYou Can’t Wear Just Anything If You’re The President’s DaughterHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Secrets That Eastern Women Swear By To Stay Young LongerHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Woman Being Deceptive About Her Age Is Nothing New!HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty9 Hollywood Divas Who Fell In Love With WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty7 Tips To Rejuvenate Winter Dry, Chapped LipsHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News Make a comment EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Faith & Youth Victory Bible Church’s “Welcome to Crossroads!” From STAFF REPORTS Published on Monday, August 12, 2013 | 12:42 pm More Cool Stuffcenter_img Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday First Heatwave Expected Next Week “Crossroads” is Victory Bible Church’s Young Adult Ministry for ages 18-35. This ministry is geared towards young adults to help them in decision-making, and in understanding the importance of knowing and following the Bible as the final authority in every area of life. This is accomplished through corporate study of the Word, fellowship, and seminars.Victory Bible Full Gospel Baptist Church, 1497 N. Hill Avenue, Pasadena, (626) 794-4700, [email protected] or visit Top of the News Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe 6 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Modernization of the DMV Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

first_imgCommunity News Modernization of the DMV Continues Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Published on Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 11:02 am EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS As Californians adjust to the health, economic and societal challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, the California Department of Motor Vehicles is adjusting along with them. In response to the pandemic, the DMV has accelerated implementation of technology and created new service channels to better serve its customers.Since March, the DMV:• Made it easier to establish an online account• Expanded DMV Express statewide to expedite the REAL ID application process• Created the Virtual Field Office and continued to add new services to give customers the capability to take care of transactions online that previously required an in-person office visit• Added requesting a duplicate driver license as an online service, allowing customers to replace a driver license that has been lost or stolen without visiting an office• Began offering motor carrier permit renewals online• Expanded DMV Now Kiosk capability to include replacement registration cards and license plate stickers and added multiple languages• Launched a redesigned website• Completed the expansion of credit cards and mobile wallet payment options to all DMV offices“This contactless delivery of service has allowed us to navigate through this pandemic and still serve customers,” said DMV Director Steve Gordon.Among the upgrades, the DMV now offers customers statewide the opportunity to upload documents needed to apply for a REAL ID before their office visit. Customers then get an Express Experience once they visit an office – no appointment needed. The DMV leveraged this same technology to build the virtual office, which allows customers to upload documents and interact with DMV staff through email.The DMV also has applied these upgrades to allow customers to receive paper driver license extensions online during the pandemic.Over the past year, the DMV has also embarked on a network modernization effort to improve IT infrastructure, offer network stabilization and redundancy, and increase efficiencies in offices statewide to reduce processing times. This effort is anticipated to be complete by the end of 2020.“We have come a long way in modernizing the DMV,” said Gordon, who was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom last July. “But we are not done. The next steps in our modernization journey include improved virtual office efficiency, fully digitizing items in the virtual office by increasing the use of technology, and to move more high-volume transactions out of field offices. The DMV continues to streamline and simplify processes, and engage with customers where they are, instead of making customers come to the DMV.”In addition to technological enhancements, the DMV has implemented new health and safety protocols at offices to ensure customers who still must visit a field office do so in a safe manner.DMV field office employees are assisting customers with current appointments at the specific office or with limited transactions that require an in-person visit. Last month, offices began offering additional services, including vehicle inspections and behind-the-wheel drive tests.The DMV continues to recommend that customers use its online services, expanded virtual services and other service channels to complete transactions, including eligible driver license and vehicle registration renewals. Customers can use the Service Advisor on the DMV website to learn their options to complete DMV tasks. Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Subscribe Community News More Cool Stuff Your email address will not be published. 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Alphaliner: Containership Fleet Capacity Hits 23 Mn TEU Mark

first_imgThe total capacity of the world’s cellular containership fleet has passed the 23 million TEU mark following the delivery of two more Pegasus class vessels to MSC in September, according to Alphaliner.Handed over on September 11, the two 23,000+ TEU megamax ships joined the carrier on the 2M’s Far East – Europe network. The last million TEU milestone had been recorded in July 2018, when the global box fleet surpassed 22 million TEUs.“Growth of the cellular fleet has remained steady at around 4% since May, with deliveries of new containerships adding 826,000 TEU to the overall fleet so far this year. In contrast, scrapping has remained low with only 165,000 teu removed from the fleet since January,” Alphaliner informed.“A strong charter market gives owners little incentive to recycle ships, and several vessels that were initially bound for the breaking yards are now being kept in active service.”Furthermore, Alphaliner expects the low scrapping rate to persist for the remainder of the year, lowering its full-year ship recycling estimate for 2019 from 350,000 to less than 250,000 TEU.Current charter rates have increased 30% over the same period of last year, particularly for larger ships. In the size classes above 5,000 TEU “rates have more than doubled, compared to one year ago.”Some of the demand increase recorded since June is related to vessel downtime from scrubber installations, Alphaliner said, adding that a total of 44 ships with a overall capacity of 465,000 TEU are currently undergoing retrofit work at various shipyards.last_img read more

UWI continue impressive run

first_imgThe University of the West Indies (UWI) continued their impressive run in the Red Stripe Premier League with a 1-0 win against ten-man Tivoli Gardens FC at Edward Seaga Stadium yesterday.Girvon Brown netted for UWI in the 82nd minute, three minutes before Tivoli Gardens were reduced to ten players, when Rodico Wellington was shown a red card by referee Kevin Morrison.Tivoli started the game with hard running and good passes but failed to get past goalkeeper Amal Knight, who made some wonderful saves.Knight gave away a penalty in the first half when he fouled Tivoli’s Javanie Mitchell inside the area. The goalkeeper would, however, redeem himself, diving to his right to block Junior Flemmings’ effort from the spot.INCISIVE SKILLUWI picked up the pace, and the introduction of Keammar Daley and Anthony Grant in the second half certainly lifted their play. Both players immediately got involved and were influential with some incisive passing and skill on the ball.In the closing moments, Brown found the winning goal to push his tally to eight goals so far for the season.UWI’s assistant coach, Andrew Peart, praised his team for the win that pushed them onto 30 points in the league.”It was not only the players that came off the bench, but the entire team performed very well today (yesterday),” Peart told The Gleaner.”We made some adjustments from the first time we played Tivoli. They try to kick the ball long from the back, so we put some pressure on them, and it worked,” he reasoned.Although UWI are picking up the points in their first season, Peart says the first aim is to be safe. He predicted that two more wins from 11 games to be played in the preliminary round would make the team stay up.”Well, our first objective is to stay in the league, and mathematically, when we are safe, we can re-adjust our ambition. The semi-finals is a possibility, but we are not looking at that right now. Maybe another two more wins and we are safe for the next season,” Peart added.DROP IN RANKSMeanwhile, Tivoli, who fired coach Christopher Bender following a 1-0 defeat to leaders Portmore United last Thursday, dropped to 11th position on 19 points in the 12-team league.”Well, unfortunately, we lost by a simple goal. We got our chances and did not make any use, and UWI got one chance and won the game. Congratulations to UWI,” manager of Tivoli Brian Rose said.”Right now we are in a very desperate situation, so we have to dust ourselves off and come back,” he said.Rose confirmed that Bender was asked to resign.”When a team is not getting the desired results, the first person you look at is the coach. He was asked to resign,” Rose informed.last_img read more

1 dead after fight at Psychiatric Hospital

first_imgThe gates locked to keep the media outBy: Andrew CarmichaelA fight at the National Psychiatric Hospital in Berbice on Monday has left one man dead and another facing a murder charge. The dead man has been identified as 28-year-old Stephon Francis of Kitty, Georgetown.Based on information received, the fight reportedly took place shortly before midnight on Sunday after the suspect and other inmates attempted to take away some items belonging to the now dead man.Francis reportedly celebrated his birthday on Sunday and his mother travelled to Berbice to take snacks and other eatables. However, it was while protecting his belongings that he fell and hit his head.He was taken to the New Amsterdam Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.Director of Regional Health Services Jevaughn Stevens confirmed that there was a fight during which Francis fell and hit his head.“We at Regional regret this incident very much and we will work close with the police and other staff to find out why an incident of this nature did occur and to ensure that this is a one-time thing and does not happen again,” the Director said.He noted that Francis was a substance abuse patient and not a patient who has mental health issues.“It is unfortunate that these cases are sent to us on a regular basis. Forty per cent of our patients are substance abuse patients and another high percentage of them are persons coming through the court system and have remand dates but we have to take care of them because the Court Order states that they must be sent to the National Psychiatric Hospital. All together it poses a challenge to our healthcare service. In most cases, we find that these persons who come through the court system and the substance abusers have a tendency of becoming violent,” Stephens added. However, he could not say whether Francis was a violent patient.The Health Service Director noted that many of the patients that come through the court system would form themselves into gangs thus resulting in many fights.“I think this aided in what happened last evening. We do regret what happened and we are awaiting on the police to give us a thorough report.”Meanwhile, Administrator of the National Psychiatric Hospital Luann Sulker instructed the guards on duty to ask the media to leave the compound after which the gates were locked.Addressing the matter, the Health Services Director admitted that the National Psychiatric Hospital is a public facility and the media should not have been locked out.“I want to apologise to the members of the media. All our services are public services and we are opened to the media at any time. I personally have an open-door policy when it comes to the media and I will ensure that my staff and even the guard company is reminded of that.”Meanwhile, the suspect was taken into custody as Police continue to investigate. The suspect is also said to be a substance abuse patient and was taken to the institution about a week ago.Information coming out of the National Psychiatric Hospital indicate that it was not the first time that Francis or the suspect were involved in fights at the institution. Several reports were lodged at the New Amsterdam Police Station pertaining to fights involving the now dead man and the suspect.Chalet Four at the National Psychiatric Hospital where the incident occurredDead: Stephon Francislast_img read more

Newcastle accept bid from Fulham for Aleksandar Mitrovic – reports

first_img moving on IN DEMAND Mitrovic celebrates Fulham’s Championship play-off final victory over Aston Villa Cottagers boss Slavisa Jokanovic is eager to land Mitrovic after a successful loan spell during the second half of last season where he scored 12 goals in 18 Championship starts.It is believed the fee for the 23-year-old is in the region of £20million.MORE TO FOLLOW Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 1 REVEALED LIVING THE DREAM Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LATEST targets Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January RANKED targets Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Aleksandar Mitrovic’s permanent move to Fulham seems imminent after Newcastle accepted a bid for the striker.According to Sky Sources, the Serbian left the Magpies’ training base in Portugal so he could finalise his move to the newly-promoted Premier League side. Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland LATEST TRANSFER NEWS The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summerlast_img read more

World Cup medical team appointed

first_img17 June 2008The South Africa 2010 Local Organising Committee (LOC) has appointed the team that will co-ordinate the medical strategy at each of the 10 match venues during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Launching the Medical Advisory and Venue Medical Officers team in Johannesburg last week, Dr Victor Ramathesele, the LOC general medical officer, said the team of medical experts would ensure the involvement of the local healthcare industry and help to implement Fifa and the LOC’s Health and Medical Services Plan.The overall medical programme, ranging from injury prevention and nutrition consultation to anti-doping activities before and during the events, will be handled by Fifa’s chief medical officer, Professor Jiri Dvorak, in close collaboration with Ramathesele.Chaired by Martin Schwellnus, a professor at the University of Cape Town and a sports physician at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, the medical advisory team will help formulate policies, protocols and standard operating procedures regarding medical services at various venues and events.The team will also co-ordinate scientific support, medical education and training for the healthcare providers, including 24-hour availability of specialist and sports medicine services for the participating teams.It will be supported by Fifa medical officers appointed to co-ordinate medical activities, research and doping control services at each of the 10 match venues around the country.“These individuals will work in close collaboration with the LOC venue medical officers who are responsible for the management of all medical services at the match venues and host cities, including transfer of patients to accredited hospitals,” said LOC chief executive officer Danny Jordaan.“The LOC takes great pleasure in welcoming 10 accomplished doctors who will be serving in this capacity for both tournaments and related events.”The 10 venue medical officers, chosen for their expertise and experience in the areas of research, emergency medicine, mass gathering medicine and sports medicine, will establish, at each stadium, one medical centre for players and match officials and another for Fifa, the LOC and their guests.In addition, the venue medical officers will work closely with government service providers managing emergency medical posts for spectators and the media in the stadiums. They will also manage the two stretcher teams for the pitch, each comprising a doctor and four paramedics.Source: City of Johannesburglast_img read more

20 years, 20 South African sporting highlights

first_imgFrom that famous, nation-uniting triumph in the 1995 Rugby World Cup through to Ernst van Dyk’s historic 10th victory in the 2014 Boston Marathon, the last two decades have seen numerous sporting successes for the democratic South Africa. Brad Morgan picks out 20 of the highlights.1995 Rugby World Cup: the SpringboksThe Springboks first contested the Rugby World Cup on home soil when South Africa hosted the event in 1995. Up against a seemingly unstoppable All Black juggernaut in the final, the Boks claimed a hard-fought 15-12 victory in extra time to show the value of sport in bringing the people of the Rainbow Nation together.1996 Africa Cup of Nations: Bafana BafanaA year after hosting the Rugby World Cup, South Africa hosted Africa’s most important football tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations. Led by inspirational coach Clive Barker and spurred on by fantastic support, Bafana Bafana, including stars like Lucas Radebe, Mark Fish and Doctor Khumalo, beat Tunisia 2-0 in the final to claim the title of African champions.1996 World Cup of Golf: Ernie Els and Wayne WestnerSouth Africa hosted the World Cup of Golf at Cape Town’s Erinvale Golf Club in 1996. Ernie Els and Wayne Westner represented the hosts and, taking advantage of the familiar conditions and home support, dominated the event to post a record victory by 18 shots over their nearest challengers.1996 Olympics: Penny Heyns, Josiah ThugwanePenny Heyns captured the headlines at the Atlanta Olympic Games when she became the only woman in the history of the Olympics to do the 100m and 200m double in the breaststroke. Then, on the last day of competition, everyone was asking “Josiah who?” when little known Josiah Thugwane stunned the world by claiming gold in the marathon.1998 ICC Champions Trophy: the ProteasThe Proteas have won only one major ICC title in their history. It came at the ICC Champions Trophy in Bangladesh in 1998. South Africa beat England by six wickets with 20 balls to spare, thrashed Sri Lanka by 92 runs, and then, in the final, defeated the West Indies by four wickets, with 18 balls in hand, to take the honours as Jacques Kallis won the man of the match award with bowling figures of 5 for 30. He was also named Player of the Tournament.1998 Tri-Nations Rugby: the SpringboksIn 1998, the Springboks won the Tri-Nations rugby title for the first time, going unbeaten, and including a 24-23 win over New Zealand in Durban, where they trailed 5-23 at one stage. The Tri-Nations’ triumph was part of a run of a record-equalling 18 successive test victories which included defeats of New Zealand, Australia, England, Ireland, Italy, France, Scotland, and Wales.2001 Boxing: ‘Baby’ Jake MatlalaIn February 2001, “Baby” Jake Matlala, the shortest ever world boxing champion at 4 foot 10, won his fourth and final world title with an easy four round victory over Australia’s Todd Makelin for the WBU junior flyweight title. After two more fights he retired with a career record of 53 wins, 13 losses and two draws. He was one of the most popular South African boxers of all time.2002 Commonwealth Games: Natalie du ToitOnly a year after having her left leg amputated following an accident, Natalie du Toit stole the show at the Commonwealth Games in Manchester. Competing in the 800 metres freestyle, she became the first athlete with a disability in history to qualify for the final of an able-bodied event at a major championship. She also won gold medals in two disability events and was unanimously named the first winner of the David Dixon Award for the outstanding athlete of the Games.2003 Presidents Cup: Internationals vs USAThe 2003 President’s Cup, held at Fancourt near George in the Western Cape, was rated one of the golfing events ever. The four-day shootout between the United States and International team culminated in a sudden-death playoff between Tiger Woods and Ernie Els that went through three holes before fading light finally halted play. In a first for the competition, team captains Jack Nicklaus and Gary Player agreed to share the trophy – even though, as defending champions, the USA should have kept it. Afterwards, Nicklaus said it was “the most unbelievable event the game of golf has ever seen.”2004 New York City Marathon: Hendrick RamaalaHendrick Ramaala won two major marathons in 2004. He became the first ever winner of the Mumbai Marathon and also sped to a comfortable victory in the New York City Marathon, which boasted a record field of 37 257 athletes, by 25 seconds over second-placed Meb Keflezighi.2004 Olympics: SA men’s 4 by 100m freestyle relayThe “Awesome Foursome” – Roland Schoeman, Lyndon Ferns, Darian Townsend and Ryk Neethling – set the Athens Olympics alight when they defeated the favoured Americans and Australians to win gold in the four by 100m freestyle relay. Adding a cherry on the top, they claimed the victory in world record time.2007 Rugby World Cup: the SpringboksThe Springboks won the Rugby World Cup for a second time in 2007, going unbeaten through the tournament in France, which culminated with a 15-6 victory over defending champions England in the final. Remarkably, Os du Randt lifted the trophy for a second time, having also been a member of the 1995 World Cup winning side.2008 Paralympics and Olympics: Natalie du ToitIn Beijing in 2008, Natalie du Toit made history when she was the flag bearer for the South African Olympic and Paralympic teams. She contested the 10km open water swim in the Olympics and won all five events she entered in the Paralympics. In addition, she was awarded the Whang Youn Dai Achievement Award, which is presented at every Paralympic Games to one male and one female who best exemplifies the spirit of the Games and inspires and excites the world.2010 Fifa World Cup: the host countryIn 2010, South Africa became the first African country in Fifa World Cup history to host football’s biggest event. Fifa president Sepp Blatter praised the country’s hosting of the event, giving it a 9 out of 10. “You have shown the world that you can achieve anything and it’s time now that you show the rest of Africa that it can achieve anything,” Blatter said at a post-tournament press conference in Johannesburg. “South Africa has not only managed to stage a incident-free world cup, it has left a good impression to the people of the world, and you can be proud of that; the compliments should go to you, not to Fifa.”2012 Olympics: Le Clos, Van der Burgh, men’s rowingThe London Olympic Games produced some exciting surprises for South African sport fans. Cameron van der Burgh, regarded as more of a 50 metre breaststroke specialist, got the ball rolling by smashing the world record to win the 100 metres’ gold medal. Chad le Clos then shocked Michael Phelps, unbeaten for over a decade, to capture the 200m butterfly gold. The men’s lightweight fours rowing crew of Matthew Brittain, Lawrence Ndlovu, John Smith and James Thompson then staged a stunning come-from-behind win to add a third gold medal as South Africa enjoyed a fine showing after disappointing in Beijing four years earlier.2013 Tour de France: Daryl ImpeyThe Tour de France was first organised in 1903. It took over a century for an African rider to earn the famous yellow jersey in cycling’s flagship event, and when it happened on 4 July 2013, that man was Daryl Impey, a South African. Overall victory in the race went to Kenya’s Chris Froome, who attended school in South Africa and began his professional career in the country.2013 UCI MTB World Championships: Greg MinnaarDownhill mountain biking star Greg Minnaar had an opportunity to defend the 2012 world champion’s title he had won in Leogang, Austria on his home track, the Cascades MTB Park in Pietermaritzburg, in 2013. With massive support from the home fans, the three-time overall World Cup winner did not disappoint, blitzing his way to his third World Championship crown to the joy of his many supporters.2013 US Open wheelchair quads: Lucas SitholeIn 2013, quad wheelchair tennis player Lucas Sithole made his mark. He stunned world number one David Wagner to win the British Open in July, but the best was to come at the US Open in September. Sithole beat the American in the round robin and then beat him in three sets again to capture his first major title.2014 Boston Marathon: Ernst van DykWhen Ernst van Dyk won the wheelchair division of the Boston Marathon in April 2014, it was his first victory in the iconic race since 2010. At 41 years of age, however, he had became the first athlete in any of the various classes to record 10 wins in the Boston Marathon.Golf: nine victories in majorsWinning a major title is the pinnacle of achievement in the world of golf, and among the most prestigious achievements in all of sport. It would be unfair to recognise only one major winner because South African golfers have been so successful in the past 20 years, so hats off to the following major winners: Ernie Els (US Open 1994 and 1997, British Open 2002 and 2012); Retief Goosen (US Open 2001 and 2004); Trevor Immelman (US Masters 2008); Louis Oosthuizen (British Open 2010); Charl Schwartzel (US Masters 2011).America’s Cup: Team ShosholozaA story that captured the imagination between the years of 2005 and 2009 was that of the South African America’s Cup contender, Team Shosholoza. Sporting a beautiful hull inspired by Ndebele and Zulu beadwork, the yacht Shosholoza could not be missed. The team, which included a number of sailors from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, proved to be an inspiration. Two years after the America’s Cup, they defeated two-time America’s Cup defending champions Alinghi in the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series.last_img read more

PBA: Blackwater blasts Kia

first_imgUPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Henry Walker had a team-high 25 points to lead Blackwater to go along 11 rebounds and seven dimes.JP Erram put up a 16-point, 14-rebound double-double and also blocked three shots while Michael Digregorio came one rebound short of a double-double as he finished with 16 points and nine boards.Geron Johnon led Kia with 28 points but turned the ball over nine times.CONTRIBUTED VIDEOADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES MOST READ #KicksStalker: LeBron’s first shoe set for a comeback WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View commentscenter_img Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Blackwater bounced back from a 117-96 loss to TNT last Wednesday which snapped their three-game winning run.“We had lots of energy today both in the offensive and defensive ends,” said Elite head coach Leo Isaac.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We dictated the tempo for the first three quarters until midway through the fourth that’s when we got our starting unit out and gave them some rest.”The Picanto managed to chip away at Blackwater’s mammoth lead in the fourth, scoring 35 in the period when the Elite fielded in their reserves during the game’s garbage time. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH PBA IMAGESANTIPOLO—-Blackwater dismantled Kia, 118-97, and kept its hold of the eight seed in the PBA Governors’ Cup standings Friday at Ynares Center here.The Elite dominated the Picanto from the get go, pushing the lead to as big as 70-31 at the half to improve to 4-4 while sending the Picanto to a league-worst 0-8 record.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more