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Half-time: Chelsea 1 Liverpool 1

first_imgPhilippe Coutinho equalised for Liverpool in the final seconds of the first half at Stamford Bridge, where Ramires had put Chelsea ahead after just four minutes.Ramires, who signed a new four-year contract this week, got in front of Alberto Moreno to head home Cesar Azpilicueta’s left-wing cross – his fourth goal of the season.The Brazilian lined up in midfield alongside John Mikel Obi, with Cesc Fabregas dropped to the substitutes’ bench where he was joined by Nemanja Matic, who was left out despite being available again after a ban.Diego Costa was passed fit for the Blues, having hobbled off during the midweek defeat at Stoke after taking a knock to his ribs.Liverpool on the other hand are playing without a recognised striker but have looked a threat and Asmir Begovic had to be alert to deny Adam Lallana after the Reds midfielder had been found by James Milner’s cross.Begovic also gathered a header from Lucas – again after a cross by Milner – as Jurgen Klopp’s side continued to press.But the Chelsea keeper was beaten when Coutinho collected Roberto Firmino’s pass and cleverly evaded Ramires before curling into the far corner despite John Terry’s desperate attempt to block the shot.Chelsea: Begovic; Zouma, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Ramires; Willian, Oscar, Hazard; Costa.Subs: Amelia, Baba, Matic, Fabregas, Kenedy, Falcao, Remy.Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Skrtel, Sakho, Moreno, Lucas, Can, Milner, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino.Subs: Bogdan, Lovren, Benteke, Allen, Ibe, Teixeira, Randall.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Two of the hottest Giants hitters sitting for different reasons against Brewers

first_imgMILWAUKEE — Two of the hottest hitting Giants will start Saturday’s game against the Brewers on the bench.Manager Bruce Bochy decided to leave Alex Dickerson and Austin Slater out of the starting lineup for different reasons.Dickerson is dealing with back spasms that forced him to exit Friday’s series opener in Milwaukee in the top of the ninth as he was removed for pinch hitter Donovan Solano.“I’m feeling better, it’s a little bit of a spasm thing that comes and goes,” Dickerson said. “I’ve …last_img read more

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Energy centres to power rural South Africa

first_imgRay Maota Qunu in the OR Tambo District Municipality is one of the areas in South Africa with an electrification backlog and the IEC initiative makes sure the people of the district have a source of energy. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library) The Minister of Energy, Dipuo Peters said IECs are part of job creation. (Images: Public Eye Online) MEDIA CONTACTS • Pamilla Mudhray Sasol Corporate Social Investment +27 11 441 3597 RELATED ARTICLES • BP opens cutting-edge fuel lab in SA • Sasol’s R70m gas-testing centre • SA delves into carbon storage • Dulux Pierneef wins Sasol prizeAn Integrated Energy Centre (IEC), recently established in Qunu in the Eastern Cape, will hopefully broaden access to power in the rural village and address poverty in the region.The centre is a one-stop energy hub owned and operated by the local community. It provides safe and sustainable sources of energy and gives villagers information on how to handle and utilise them.Launched on 14 January 2011 by Sasol and the Department of Energy, the IEC will supply locals with paraffin, diesel, petrol, gas burner stoves and solar-powered devices.With the centre close by, villagers will no longer have to walk vast distances to source their energy, mostly in the form of paraffin and candles. There are still parts of the region that lack access to electricity.The centre, which cost R8-million (US$1.2-million) to establish, forms part of Sasol’s R20-million (US$2.9-million) drive to set up energy hubs in disadvantaged areas. Similar plants have been built in Limpopo, Northern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and North West.At the Qunu launch, Minister of Energy Dipuo Peters said: “Last week the president stressed the need for us to focus very strongly on job creation. We believe that this IEC and the local enterprises that it could support will create the necessary jobs in this area.“The Qunu IEC is the first one to be linked to a library to ensure that information is accessible to local people. This would be enhanced by access to more information via the internet connected to the computers on site,” added Peters.The IEC also has an information centre and community room that can be used by people living in the area.Sasol media manager Nothemba Noruwana said: “The aim of these centres is also to inject profits back into the community by building schools, clinics and various other projects.”The IECs also have a village vendor network consisting of women and youngsters who go out and sell the energy products to people living further away from the centre so their travel costs are minimised.Mandela’s place of birthQunu is the birthplace of the first democratically elected president of South Africa, Nelson Mandela. In his autobiography, Long Walk to Freedom, Mandela describes Qunu as the place in which he spent most of his happiest moments as a child.Peters said: “The department has embarked on a special intervention to try and accelerate the electrification programme in the area. Funds are being allocated directly to the municipality to undertake electrification in Eskom’s area of supply.”Eskom is South Africa’s national electricity utility.“In the Qunu area, 300 connections were completed in December 2010 and a further 300 households will be connected by the end of January 2011. There is a backlog of 179 318 houses without electricity … the challenge for the department will be to ensure that sufficient funding is allocated in the following years so that the universal access is achieved by 2014,” added Peters.Petroleum giant Sasol is an energy and chemicals company which uses coal to produce petrol and gas.It was established in 1950 and today operates in more than 30 countries with about 35 000 employees.The company also sponsors various sporting teams and artistic and organisational events such as South Africa’s national rugby team, the Springboks; Banyana Banyana, South Africa’s national women’s football team; the annual Sasol Rally; the Sasol New Signatures art competition; the Black Tie Ensemble and the South African Youth orchestra.Sasol is listed on the Johannesburg and New York stock exchanges. The petrochemical company offers a bursary scheme which enables students from disadvantaged backgrounds to study engineering, science and commerce.last_img read more

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Confessions of a stay-at-home dad

first_imgBecoming a parent, says author Bruce Clark, has changed him for the better. Clark was raised as a Scientologist, set loose into the world without an education, and carried anger within him for years. Writing the book, he says, has been something of a cathartic experience.(Images: Random House Struik)MEDIA CONTACTS • Fourie BothaRandom House Struik+27 11 484 3538Lucille DavieBruce Clark is one of those unusual things – a stay-at-home dad. In his uplifting memoir Love Sex Fleas God, aptly subtitled “Confessions of a stay-at-home dad”, he talks about his troubled childhood and his ultimately successful search for direction in life.The captivating title came out of a paragraph Clark wrote in response to publisher Umuzi‘s request to describe the book – “Love sex fleas God” appeared, and the publisher said to him: “That’s the title!”Clark recounts with charm and humour his story – his brief marriage ceremony, the pregnancies and deliveries, and his adjustment to being a father, something that comes naturally to him despite his own tough upbringing – in the first half of the book.Despite a childhood that included being abandoned by his mother, the author doesn’t let this debut book become consumed by his harsh life experiences – at the end of the second chapter he writes that “This book is not at all about self-pity or anger. It’s a book about love.”It’s also about being vulnerable and honest and at ease with one’s feelings, something he learnt to do from a young age as he was surrounded by women – his mother, his sister and his grandmother. Finding directionClark’s story of neglect and alienation mirrors that of countless young men in South Africa, who may never get to tackle the root causes of their trauma. A good deal are raised by their grandmothers, often a result of parents dying of Aids. Like Clark, many too are raised in homes with absent fathers.His desperately poor grandmother was not able to adequately see to his needs, and the problem was exacerbated because Clark moved schools frequently.Experts agree that neglectful parenting – which encompasses all kinds of physical and emotional ill-treatment – doesn’t only upset the child, but the effects spill out into the family and the community, contributing to problems like violence, school drop-outs and unemployment.This makes Clark’s turnaround more remarkable and is a testament not only to his own character, but to the resilience of the South African spirit.Turned out on the streets at 16, Clark finds himself without a matric and without a job. After two years in the army he takes an aptitude test and learns to be a computer programmer, but is eventually retrenched, and ends up feeling despondent, useless and directionless.Meeting “a good woman”, and having children saves him, and it’s as a husband and father that he’s able to find himself. He has worked through his anger towards the world, and his life is given meaning by his deep love for his family.His devotion to his children glitters. He answers his son’s question “How many days until the end of the world?” by phoning God, after which his son tells a friend, with great pride, that his father has God’s phone number. He playfully goes along with his five-year-old daughter’s request for a new dress, teasing her, until she turns to him and says: “You have a crack in your bum.” Traumatic upbringingThe mood shifts in the second half of the book, where he describes his upbringing in a Scientology home, where his mother subjects him to distress and neglect, dumping him and his sister with his grandmother, who becomes their surrogate but unsuitable mother.His anger is never far from the surface, but still he manages to spend time with his mother at the end of her life, work through his resentment for her, and in the end, love her.“When my mother died my relationship with her was the best it had ever been,” he says. “She got to see my life through my eyes and vice versa. I spent too many years regarding her as a failed mother instead of recognising the fact she was an outstanding human.”It was a healing experience. “I suppose the fact that in the end I went from willing her to live to willing her to die was a testament to me moving to the side of love. She suffered so very much and I wanted it to end.” Clark’s mother died of cancer. Two years to writeClark says it took him around two years to write the book, but that it “tickled my fancy for years and years”. A school drop-out, he says that the only thing he could really do at school was to write.His first serious piece of writing was a eulogy for Jack, the car guard at Dabulamanzi Canoe Club in Greenside, Johannesburg, where Clark went to train for the Dusi Canoe Marathon, a 120km canoe race held in KwaZulu-Natal each year. For years the two of them had had a fraught relationship, which “brought out everything I hated in myself”.All that changed when he brought his children to the dam, and noticed how naturally Jack engaged with them. He started liking Jack, even looking out for him – they developed a close relationship. Several years later Jack, who was raising his grandchildren on his own, died. Clark was distraught, and wrote the eulogy, which was posted on the kayaking email group. This was picked up by the editor of Afrikaans newspaper Rapport, and Clark was asked to write several articles for the newspaper.Random House then approached him, suggesting a book, and the ball started rolling.Clark says he found the book difficult to write, not knowing which way around to start. For instance, he wrote the last page first – “that came very easily”. After that, the challenge was getting the sequence right. Favourable feedbackThe reaction to the book has been “pretty good”, he says. “It feels quite cathartic, and satisfying. I appreciate it when people say it is well written, that means more to me than anything else.”He adds that he didn’t anticipate how many people saw themselves in the book, particularly in their struggles with religion and personal issues. They found it comforting to read about how he had coped with his upheavals.Has being a parent changed him? “I am a lot more tolerant, humble and patient, a better person,” he says.More importantly, he sees himself as a writer now, who wouldn’t go back into formal employment. He has started writing again, although he doesn’t know where it will lead him. It’s more important to be happily married and a devoted parent.last_img read more

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South African fans’ guide to Rio 2016 – WEEK 2 (13-21 August)

first_img4 August 2016The Summer Olympic Games begin on 5 August, with South African track starand official flag-bearer Wayde van Niekerk leading the South African team of 137athletes into the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the openingceremony.Over two weeks, a worldwide audience of more than 30 million will have tonavigate wall-to-wall sport action, and for any patriotic South African sport fan, it’svital to have the all the details of when athletes from the national team arefeatured.Here is a guide to important Olympic events featuring participants from TeamSouth Africa at Rio 2016. You can also check out the South African athletes’ socialmedia profiles to stay up to date with their preparations and send them some goodluck.Please note the time differences between Rio and South Africa – South Africa is five hours ahead of Brazil. All times in this guide are local South African times.Times and events are subject to change. Consult the official Rio Olympics 2016website or the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) website for moredetails about events and participants.Also check your television service provider for detailed schedules.You can follow all the South African Olympic action on Sascoc’s social mediaplatforms:Facebook,Twitter,andYouTube.Week 2Saturday, 13 AugustMen’s football. Quarter-finals01:00-05:00: Athletics. A big day as one of South Africa’s biggest hopefuls, multiple record-holder Wayde van Niekerk is in action in the heats for the men’s 400m. Long jumpers Stefan Brits, Luvo Manyonga and Rushwahl Samaai vie forposition in the men’s long jump heats.Rushwell samaai jumps another RIo qualifier, 8,34 to lead long jump. @SPORTATSABC pic.twitter.com/rhJEhA1xEs— UdoCarelse (@udocarelsesa) April 16,2016Alyssa Conley and Carina Horn run the women’s 100m heats, up against theworld’s best including the US’s English Gardner and London 2012 gold medallistShelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce from Jamaica.Tweets by AC_Speedy 03:00-04:30: Swimming. The 100m butterfly final may feature Chad le Closagain, up against the US’s Michael Phelps. 14:00-18:00: The athletics afternoon session features Justine Palframan andTsholofelo Thipe running the women’s 400m heats, and Henricho Bruintjies, AnasoJobodwana and African 100m record holder Akani Simbine in the men’s 100m,challenging big guns Usain Bolt and Yohan Blake, both from Jamaica. The men’s 100m final, the pinnacle of the Olympic athletics competition, takeplace on Monday, 15 August from 01:00.Sunday, 14 August01:00-05:00. Athletics. Today is jam-packed with most of the semi-final eventstaking place, including Wayde van Niekerk in the 400m semi-finals. Also happeningare the long jump finals and the men’s 800m finals, featuring Kenya’s DavidRudisha.South Africa’s Stephen Mokoka is in the men’s 10km track marathon, whileChristine Kalmer, Diana-Lebo Phalula and Irvette van Blerk (Van Zyl) participate inthe women’s road marathon. 04:00: Swimming marathon. Michelle Weber swims in the women’s 10Kmarathon this morning. Monday, 15 August01:00-05:00: Athletics. Men’s 400m and 100m finals, plus women’s 400m semi-finals. Depending on their success, South African athletes could feature in theseraces, including Wayde van Niekerk in the 400m final.14:00-17:00: Athletics. Godfrey Khotso Mokoena looks to start his campaign foranother Olympic medal in the men’s triple jump. He won a long jump silver medalat the 2008 Beijing Olympics.Tweets by mokoenajumper1 Wenda Nel is in the 400m hurdles heats.Thanks for helping me make my #RoadToRio such anexciting journey! Grateful for all the support! @NEWTONAGENCY @hpcRSA @NSWZA @Nike— Wenda Nel(@Wenda400mh) July 23,2016Tuesday, 16 AugustWomen’s football: Semi-finals01:00-04:00: Athletics. African Championships and African Games goldmedallist Antonio Alkana is in the men’s 110m hurdle heats.Thefamily of Antonio Alkana (26) who will be representing SA in the Rio Olympics sayshe’ll always be a champion. pic.twitter.com/C4bfiwfuba—Newsbreak (@Newsbreak_Lotus) July 18,201613:00: Open water marathon. Chad Ho looks to improve his 2008 Beijing ninthplace in the gruelling 10km swimming marathon. He is the current World Aquaticschampion in the 5km race, and is also the only South African Olympian withoutofficial sponsorship. He is being crowdfunded through online donations from fans. 14:00: Athletics. Anaso Jobodwana and Akani Simbine participate in the men’s200m.Wednesday, 17 AugustMen’s football. Semi-finalsSA’s javelin queen @Sunette_Viljoen is in fine shapeahead of the Rio Olympic Games.Read the @SaturdayStar tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/9rMykp3nNO—Sam Naik (@SamNaik01) June 17,201601:00-05:00: Athletics. Sunette Viljoen throws in thewomen’s javelin heats,looking to improve on her London 2012 fourth place and add an Olympic medal togo with her African Championships and Commonwealth Games golds.Lynique Prinsloo competes in the women’s long jump qualifiers, the first SouthAfrican to compete in the event since 1992.#LyniquePrinsloo believes in going for gold: https://t.co/OErP1nktp6 pic.twitter.com/gTAngJOnJ5—Varsity Sports (@varsitysportsSA) March 1,201612:00:Golf. Paula Reto and Ashleigh Simon tee off in the first Olympic women’sgolf tournament, which takes place over the next four days. 14:00: Athletics. Willem Coertzen competes in the men’s decathlon.Totally overwhelmed,cant describe the joy I am feeling right now!Rio herewe come!!!!— Willem Coertzen (@WillemCoertzen) July 14,2016Later in the afternoon, South Africa’s most promising medal hopeful, CasterSemenya (a silver medallist in London in 2012), begins her Olympic campaign in thewomen’s 800m heats.I’mfighting to be the best @nike #JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/5SvVAwyuSz—Caster Semenya (@caster800m) July 23,2016She is coming off a highly successful season, becoming the first runner to winthe 400m, 800m and 1 500m titles at the South African National Championships, aswell as setting a new national record for the 800m in July.18:00: BMX racing. While London 2012 trailblazer Sifiso Nhlapo might have lostout on a place in the Rio team this year, Kyle Dodd is more than qualified to take upwhere he left off. As current South Africa champion, Dodd aims to bring home agold. He rides in the first round of races today, with the finals starting on Friday, 19August.Riois drawing closer and closer, excitement is definitely kicking in!!! #teamSArise— Kyle Dodd #216 (@Kyledodd211) July 24,201622:00-05:00: Athletics, including women’s long jump final, women’s 200m finaland men’s 200msemi-finalThursday, 18 August16:00: Triathlon. Richard Murray and Henri Schoeman participate in the swim,ride and run event.Dayin , day out , @Rio2016_en calling. #teamSArise#Sworks just under4weeks left . pic.twitter.com/0roVfEjLEU— Richard Murray (@RD_murray) July 22,2016Mycustom Rio @swiftbike #HyperVox is readyto roll in the streets of Copacabana !! ?? @Olympics ? James Garaghty pic.twitter.com/4r2DI6e6fH—Henri Schoeman (@H_Schoeman) July 25,201622:00-05:00: Athletics, including women’s javelin final (possibly featuringSunette Viljoen), women’s 400m final and men’s 200m finalFriday, 19 AugustWomen’s football. Gold medal match13:00: Athletics. The men’s 50km walk marathon featuring South African MarcMundell. Anel Oosthuizen competes in the women’s 20km walk later in the day, at19:30.Trying out my new @saucony Type A6 shoes on my 18kmtraining session!Extremely satisfied! #road2rio @SauconySA pic.twitter.com/txuPWpWqa0—Anel Oosthuizen (@anel_oosthuizen) July 20,2016Saturday, 20 AugustMen’s football. Gold medal match16:00-19:00: Women’s triathlon, featuring past Olympic veterans Mari Rabie(Beijing 2008) and Gillian Sanders (London 2012).Hey everyone it’s #OlympicDaytoday! Join mein getting out there & getting active ??? pic.twitter.com/SQAOCRcaaN—Gillian Sanders (@gillcurrsanders) June 23,20168thplace for @marirabie at @worldtriathlon Hamburg! Could notbe prouder of our Stellenbosch ambassador! pic.twitter.com/Cvx6cKBCrC—S’Bosch Ambassadors (@SboschSA) July 16,2016Sunday, 21 AugustThe final day ofcompetition01:00-05:00: Athletics. A big highlight today is Caster Semenya possibly in thewomen’s 800m final. Other athletics events wrapping up today are the men’s 5000m final and the men’s marathon, perhaps featuring South Africans Lusapho April,Lungile Gongqa and Sibusiso Nzima.Tough long time trial this afternoon for @LusaphoApril ahead of a big trainingweek. #RoadToRio @teamsa16 @adidasZA pic.twitter.com/HMfoCNe5BQ—Team Lusapho (@teamlusapho) July 16,2016Lungile Gongqa of @Nedbank_RC finishing strong in 1stplace ???prep 4 Rio#DonLockMemorial #CrampNOT #RoadtoRio pic.twitter.com/94c7fEbNOw—Best 4 Sports (@best4_sports) June 5,[email protected]_Nzima confirms he is ready forOlympics after his CGA 10km cross country victory at 29:16 #CGA #xcountry pic.twitter.com/3l3Xk5gJvt—CGauteng Athletics (@CG_Athletics) July 2,2016The trio will be attempting to follow in the footsteps of Josia Thugwane, SouthAfrican marathon gold medal winner at the 1996 Atlanta Olympic Games.17:30-20:00: Mountain biking.Alan Hatherly and James Reid have the last opportunity to add to South Africa’smedal tally when they both ride in the men’s cross-country event.This event was a particularly exciting highlight at the London Games in 2012where the late Burry Stander had South Africans on the edge of their seats with hisdynamic progress up the leader board during the race. While Stander could only geta hard-fought fifth place in the end, it was a great example of South Africansporting spirit.Hatherly and Reid will no doubt have Stander in mind during the race and gofor the gold in his honour. “Dreams do come true sometimes”Thanks toeveryone involved in every small part of this ?… https://t.co/CPUnzFF6B8 pic.twitter.com/ZGGgrycpGZ—James Reid (@james_reid01) July 14,201601:16: Closing ceremonyAppropriately the Rio Olympics closing ceremony begins at 20:16 in Rio, 01:16South African time, once again at the Maracanã stadium, where Brazil officiallybrings the Games to an end and hands off to Japan, which will host the 2020 Gamesin Tokyo.But not before Rio hosts the companion Paralympic Games, which begin on 7September.Source: Official Rio Olympics 2016 websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.infomateriallast_img read more

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Will tell Supreme Court about people’s plight in Jammu and Kashmir: Ghulam Nabi Azad

first_imgLeader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is back from a recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir, on Monday said he would submit a report to the Supreme Court to highlight the plight of the common citizens caused by the “government-made disaster”. He claimed that “thousands of daily wage earners don’t have enough to eat”.Mr. Azad, who had gone on a six-day tour of J&K after being permitted by the top court, said an “environment of fear” prevailed there and alleged the “local administration was being used to repress people”.He said officers of the J&K administration intimated all those people who wanted to meet him and videographed all those who visited him at government guesthouses.“The government tried to make sure that people are not able to meet me. People were made to believe that they will be picked up and and locked in prison. And all those who came to meet me in government guest houses were videographed,” Mr. Azad claimed.Mr. Azad said nearly 50% of the population was engaged in handicraft, tourism-related occupations like operating houseboats and taxis and growing and transporting fruits; but since August 5, when the Centre diluted Article 370, business has come down to “zero”.“Only the very courageous came and met me. They were anyway starving, so they decided that it is better to speak up. I am not sharing here what they told me as they be picked up but I will tell the Supreme Court in my report,” he told reporters.He demanded that daily wage earners and workers be given free food by the government until they can earn their livelihood.“They don’t have anything to eat now. Initially, they were given food by their neighbours but it is difficult to do so for weeks together,” he said.Rejecting that the Centre’s claims that most of the restrictions have been removed, the former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister said normal life is still crippled with students not attending schools and educational institutions and majority of the markets remaining shut.last_img read more

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