Week analyzes college ‘hook-up culture’

first_imgThe “work hard, play hard” mentality and “hook-up culture” that partly contribute to sexual assault on college campuses are not unique to Notre Dame, Gender Relations Center Director Heather Russell said. From 2007 to 2009, there were 21 sex offenses — including eight forcible rapes — reported to campus law enforcement, according to annual statistics from Notre Dame Security Police (NDSP) and Saint Mary’s. According to NDSP, there were eight reported assaults during the 2010 calendar year and one since the spring 2011 semester began. This week, the Gender Relations Center is sponsoring its annual Sexual Assault Awareness Week on campus. Sexual assault on college campus stems from the college “hook-up culture,” Russell said. “Some Notre Dame students might feel that ‘no one dates’ and ‘everyone hooks up’ at this University,” Russell said. “In fact, these statements are both myths. Some people at Notre Dame date, and some don’t hook up.” College students tend to compartmentalize their lives and live with a “work hard, play hard” mentality when they try to manage the pressures of any high-achieving university, Russell said. “When an ethic of ‘work hard and play hard’ becomes the operative norm, students naturally segment their lives and their behavior accordingly,” she said, “Working hard from Monday to Thursday and playing hard for the weekend.” This attitude does not create healthy relationships and encourages binge drinking, Russell said, and intoxication becomes the driving force behind the hook-up culture at most colleges. “Intoxication allows students to choose to use each other for sexual gratification, choices the same person likely would not make if he or she were sober,” she said. “In other instances, college students fail to make time to build friendships — their would-be support system during their college years.” The University recently responded to recent criticism of its handing of sexual misconduct charges in a Feb. 17 statement. “The unfortunate reality is that sexual misconduct is a serious issue at colleges and universities across the country, and we are not immune,” the statement said. “Sexual misconduct on college campuses almost always involves students who are acquainted, and alcohol use by one or both parties is a factor in many instances.” The University’s Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Assault Policy states that intoxication inhibits the ability to consent to sexual activity. “A person incapacitated by alcohol or drug consumption, or who is unconscious or asleep or otherwise physically impaired, is incapable of giving consent,” the policy states. The Sexual Assault and Misconduct Policy at Notre Dame also addresses students’ reluctance to report the occurrence of an assault when other rule violations, such as underage drinking, have also occurred. “These behaviors are not condoned by the University but the importance of dealing with them pales in comparison to the need to address instances of alleged sexual misconduct,” the policy states. “Accordingly, in these cases the University will not pursue disciplinary action against a student who claims to be a victim of a sexual assault in connection with the reporting of that sexual assault, or against students named as witnesses to the incident.” Ann Firth, chair of the University’s Committee on Sexual Assault Prevention (CSAP), said alcohol is the number one date rape drug on college campuses around the country, and this reality is one of the contributing reasons for the high number of sexual assaults against college-age women. “While an assault can certainly happen in settings where alcohol is not involved, research shows that the majority of sexual assaults on college campuses involve alcohol use by either assailant or victim,” Firth said. “This trend is reflected on our own campus, in terms of the reported cases of sexual assault.” Connie Adams, assistant director of the Belles Against Violence Office, said Saint Mary’s established a similar amnesty policy in its Code of Student Conduct to encourage students to access the College’s resources without fear of repercussion for underage drinking. “If an individual is assaulted while intoxicated, this may impact the reporting process and healing process for the survivor,” Adams said. Adams also said underlying social issues at the college level are the root of problems with sexual assault. “This is why violence and abuse impact communities across the country,” she said. “The issues of sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking impact college-age women at disproportionately higher rates than other populations.” The University’s statement said Notre Dame is dedicated to thorough investigation of all sexual assault allegations. “Notre Dame takes very seriously its obligation to thoroughly investigate every allegation of sexual misconduct, particularly in light of the gravity, complexity and sensitivity of these cases,” the statement said. “Those who do this important work on our campus are highly qualified and extremely confident.”last_img read more

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Quality that can surely be banked on

first_img2/24 The Strand, North WardListing agent Michele Hyde from RE/MAX Excellence said the property was bigger than most homes yet came with all the convenience of apartment living.“Spacious understates the proportions of this magnificent apartment,” she said.“Perched on our finest and most established hill, just above the marina and Strand, the residence enjoys remarkable privacy and seclusion, yet it’s just a short stroll to the CBD, restaurants and entertainment. “This is a never-to-be-repeated combination of fine luxury, total functionality and the very best lifestyle imaginable.” 2/24 The Strand, North WardMore from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020Number two, the complex’s penthouse, and the home of Norm and wife Jill for the past 11 years, has now come on to the market as the couple is ready to downsize.“It’s been a really great home and we’ve made many wonderful memories here,” Mr Linthwaite said.“Our kids essentially grew up here and we always enjoyed the location and how close we are to the city and The Strand.” 2/24 The Strand, North Ward“A full 7m of beautiful two-pak cabinetry houses the cocktail bar, sound control, display cupboards as well as heaps of storage, and a fifth bedroom or theatre room could easily be partitioned off.“This special combination of fine finishes, space, privacy and central location can never be repeated.” 2/24 The Strand, North WardSpanning across 400sq m of living space and an additional 60sq m of an exclusive use garden, entertaining large crowds will be easily managed. “To ensure easy access throughout, all corridors are wide enough for a wheelchair, and everything is on one level,” Ms Hyde said.“Of course, there’s ducted air conditioning throughout, vacuum-maid, Cbus, Clipsal lighting and NBN as well as lofty 2.8m ceilings to add to the sense of premier living.center_img 2/24 The Strand, North WardRETIRED banker Norman Linthwaite has always been a numbers man. So when the opportunity arose to buy one of Townsville’s most promising blocks of land, he knew value for money was in arm’s reach.Known as “Banking Hill”, 24 The Strand in North Ward is undoubtedly one of Townsville’s most desired addresses with the highly secure apartment complex home to some of the city’s most prominent movers and shakers who live in the six apartments.Commissioned for construction by Mr Linthwaite in 2003, the property is a rare offering with a rich history. 2/24 The Strand, North Ward“The original deed holder of the land was Harold Aplin who, in 1861 granted the land to the Bank of Austral Asia, now known as ANZ.“In 1988/89, Jill and I bought the block of land, so we’re essentially the third owners of the land in 156 years.“There used to be an old Queenslander on the site but the bank knocked it down in 1974 and built a block of units.“That again was knocked down in 2004 after we purchased the land and we built the current block of apartments that are here today.”last_img read more

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Syracuse keeps bowl game hopes alive with 49-6 romp of Duke

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ DURHAM, N.C. — At his weekly press conference on Monday, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers’ stance toward his 3-6 SU team was firm. “The biggest thing is that we need to get better,” Babers said, “and we need to be able to find improvement in certain areas, and we’re striving to do that.”Babers had fired defensive coordinator Brian Ward the previous week after a 58-27 embarrassment of a loss to Boston College, one in which the Eagles rushed for nearly 500 yards and scored 34 points in the second quarter alone. It wasn’t just the defense that needed some sort of spark, though — the sluggishness was team-wide. Tight end Aaron Hackett described the Orange’s locker room as “hurting” following the contest and said he felt the season had been a disappointment to that point. For a Syracuse team that had been picked by many to finish second in the Atlantic Coast Conference during the preseason and had won 10 games the previous year, its 3-6 start wasn’t just a surprise, it was nearly a death blow. One more loss over its last three games would eliminate it from bowl contention. But if they could stop their four-game losing streak and somehow string together some wins, the Orange could potentially salvage a .500 season. On Saturday in Durham, for at least another week, Syracuse’s (4-6, 1-5 ACC) bowl game hopes were kept alive. As Babers hoped, SU improved in many areas, specifically on defense. The Orange jumped out to an early lead and never looked back in a 49-6 win over Duke (4-6, 2-4) to earn their first win against a Power 5 team this season. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“There’s a celebration in there (the locker room),” Babers said. “It’s just one game, but how important a football game it was to us, was extremely based off of the things that have gone on the last two weeks, so I’m really excited for them.”After Syracuse’s loss to Boston College as well as the firing of Ward, the coaching staff told the players what was going on and what they expected of them, Babers said. A plan was put in place, and it was up to the players to accept it and work toward their goal of winning out. Babers and the players agreed that they did so, resulting in a strong couple weeks of practice. “We had two weeks to figure out who we wanted to be and how we wanted to end the season,” SU defensive end Kendall Coleman said. “And I think tonight was more of a statement that was made for ourselves as a look in the mirror of, we’re more than capable of being who we want to be, we just gotta go out and act on it.”Courtesy of Dennis Nett, Syracuse.comThe difference in SU’s mentality was evident from the get-go, when it took the Orange four plays to go 74 yards and score a touchdown on their first possession. Two of the plays were catches by Trishton Jackson, who had lined up in the slot as opposed to his usual outside receiver position. The Michigan State transfer beat his defender on both plays, the first a 50-yard gain and the second an 18-yard touchdown. On a later drive, Tommy DeVito handed off to Moe Neal before the running back himself handed the ball off to Taj Harris for a wide receiver reverse. The play went for 15 yards and was followed by another reverse resulting in a pass from Harris to DeVito. The Orange, who had been beaten on trick passes during three consecutive games earlier this season, used deception to their advantage. “Just letting loose,” SU running back Neal said. “At this point, the season hasn’t gone the way we wanted it to, we have nothing to lose. I tell the guys all the time, we just gotta act like we’re seven years old again and just go out there and play football, have fun, relax, just do what we do.”Syracuse hadn’t had a 100-yard rusher since Sept. 21 against Western Michigan but rode Neal’s 115 yards to dictate the pace of the game. He was aided by the physicality of SU’s offensive line, which had one of its best games of the season. It featured another tweak to the Orange’s game plan, swapping usual-center Airon Servais back to left tackle, the position he started the season at prior to Sam Heckel’s injury, and moving Carlos Vettorello in at center.Vettorello responded positively, anchoring an offensive line that gave up just one sack, tying a season-best. Neal found running lanes that had been missing for two months and was matched with his 115 yards by Jarveon Howard, who did most of his damage during garbage time. True freshman Jawhar Jordan also found success behind the offensive line, rushing for his first career touchdown. “The offensive line did a great job of opening holes,” Neal said. “…I feel like he (Carlos) held his own. He did a great job of orchestrating stuff. Center’s a hard position, you’ve gotta call out the fronts, the blitzes and stuff like that, so I feel like he did a great job.” The fiery defense that SU featured last season and had been spotty this year even returned, to the tune of three takeaways coming on consecutive drives in the third quarter. After the first, an Andre Cisco interception return for a touchdown, the Syracuse sideline erupted. As Cisco ran through the end zone and spread his arms, his teammates poured onto the field to celebrate. Stanard earned a chest bump from a fellow member of the SU coaching staff. Shaq Grosvenor danced on the sideline. “We still got a heartbeat,” Babers said on Monday. “It’s not over, but we’ve got to start doing something.”Against Duke, for the first time in two months, the Orange finally did. It hasn’t been the season they expected, nor will it be, no matter what happens over their last two games. But for now, their heartbeat, and bowl chances, are still alive.  “We know we control our destiny still,” Neal said. “It’s been a rough year, not what we expected, but when you get knocked down you gotta be able to get back up.”  Comments Published on November 16, 2019 at 7:25 pm Contact Eric: [email protected] | @esblack34last_img read more

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MYS Denies LAFASA Claim of Sabotage

first_imgThe office of the Deputy Sports Minister Henry Yonton has refuted allegations by the Liberia Amputee Football Federation and Sport Association (LAFASA) that the ministry worked against Amputee Lone Star’s participation in the Amputee World Cup that comes on next month in Mexico.LAFASA president Cooper Melvin Gotteh, in an interview with the Daily Observer recently pointed accusing fingers at the Deputy Minister for Sports for poor handling of the association’s trip for an international friendly in the United States as well as the tournament proper in Mexico. Mr. Gotteh also wrote Minister Lenn Eugene Nagbe and the chairman on the Committees on Youth and Sports in both Houses of the National Legislature against Minister Yonton’s role in their failure to travel for the matches as well as the packing of the amputee bus.The Chief of Office Staff of the Deputy Sports Minister, Mr. Bryant McGill and the Director of the Bureau of Sports Navarro M. Saykie, Sr., told the Daily Observer yesterday said that they were utterly taken aback upon the allegations by LAFASA Secretary General, Samuel Solomon Eastman III and Cooper Melvin Gotteh.They said as part of the ministry’s mandate, which among other things provide annual subsidies to federations licensed and de-licensed, regulate and coordinate their activities and does not work against association’s interest.The prevailing state of affairs in the wake of the EBOLA outbreak, they said the government’s primary focus is to fight the EBOLA epidemic and therefore all other activities of the ministry remain secondary but does not mean that the bureau works against any federation.They said: “We are aware that the bus was presented to enhance the movements of the amputee by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf but it is in no way suggests that the bus can’t be regulated if it is established that it’s being used incorrectly.”They said if some aggrieved Amputees complained that the bus is not being used for its intended purpose and the bureau investigates the complaint and suggests that the bus be parked while an investigation into the matter is conducted there should be an y wrong in that.Meanwhile, the Sports Bureau is urging LAFASA leadership to stop going to media houses to express their sentiments but must contact the ministry for further cooperation.The Sports Bureau said they remains grateful for the amazing strides the federation has brought to Liberia on the local and international scenes.“Technically, the bureau has sought to provide under the supervision of the Deputy Minister of Sports a functional and a well coordinated system,” Saykie said.Assistant Minister for Sports, Murvee Gray in a brief telephone interview yesterday called on the leadership of LAFASA to dialogue with the ministry to curb any misunderstanding.Minister Gray, the longest serving senior official at the Sports Ministry intoned that the Amputee Lone Star is owned by the Liberian people so it is the responsibility of the Ministry to take charge and work with the Association.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Mayor remains council’s pick

first_img “It is more complicated than is being presented,” said Santa Clarita Planning Commissioner Diane Trautman. “This is not merely a title (change), it is a remodeling of city government. It asks the public to approve the shell of an idea before they know the issue.” Larry Mankin, president and chief executive officer of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce – speaking for himself, not the chamber – said the move sends a dangerous mixed message, “the wrong message.” Since the city was established in 1987, council members have rotated the mayor’s spot, with a few exceptions. Santa Clarita is run by a “city manager” type of government, where the council sets policy and the city manager oversees the city’s administration. Some saw the move as a slight against City Manager Ken Pulskamp, whose job performance was praised by Smyth and Weste. While some suggested holding town hall meetings to gauge the public’s support, Smyth said the ultimate town hall meeting is an election. [email protected] (661) 257-5255160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA CLARITA – The Santa Clarita City Council will continue choosing the city’s mayor, killing a move by Councilman Frank Ferry to have voters decide if they want to elect their chief. In a 3-2 vote, the council rejected Ferry’s plan to let residents vote in 2008 on a measure to change the current system that has council members pick the mayor among themselves. Only Councilman Cameron Smyth supported the move, with current Mayor Laurene Weste and members Marcia McLain and Bob Kellar voting it down. “It’s going to be more divisive,” Kellar said of giving the voters the choice. “I think we would have a better city government. In a perfect world we would probably accomplish a little more for our citizens.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event The council has vetoed three prior attempts since 1996 – one of those championed by Ferry – to put the question to voters. Ferry said voters should decide whether they want to directly elect a mayor. “We each have our own agenda, we each have our own vision,” he said. It’s that rationale that fuels concern for those who question the move. Opponents asked whether the mayor would have more power than today, if the post would cost taxpayers more money, if community members’ input would be blunted and if term limits would apply. last_img read more

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DLDC event celebrates the successes of social enterprises

first_imgAs part of Social Inclusion week 2019, Donegal Local Development (DLDC) hosted an information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’ to showcase the work of Social Enterprises in Donegal.Social enterprises are businesses whose core objective is to achieve a social, societal or environmental impact. Like other businesses, social enterprises trade in goods or services on an ongoing basis. However, any surpluses they generate are re-invested into achieving a social impact.‘Enterprising Communities’ was an information and networking breakfast morning to promote and celebrate the achievements of local social enterprises and to acknowledge the social benefit and social impact they provide. It created the opportunity for representatives to meet & network with their peers and to benefit from shared learning. While celebrating the successes of social enterprises DLDC also highlighted the need for a strategic approach in addressing the many challenges.DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’The event also provided the opportunity for the DLDC team to meet with representatives from local social enterprises, to further promote the launch of the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019 – 2022 and to update attendees on the core objectives of the policy.This policy document is long overdue, however DLDC welcome the strategic approach it contains and the commitment to providing supports for the Community & Voluntary Sector which will help social enterprises reach their full potential. The launch of this policy marks the start of a new phase in the development of social enterprise in Ireland. The speakers representing local social enterprises were selected randomly and invited to come along to share their stories. Although from different geographical locations throughout Donegal, the challenges they face are very similar and the need for additional supports are common to all. The contribution from the social enterprise representatives was key to the success of this event. They are the volunteers & managers who deliver a positive response to social and societal issues and DLDC commends them on their great work.DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’Keynote Speaker was Patsy McGonagle, founding member of the Finn Valley Club and current Chairperson of Donegal Local Development CLG.MC was Andrew McNulty from the Community Development team at DLDC and Speakers on the day included:• Margaret Larkin, DLDC, who gave an overview of the National Social Enterprise Policy for Ireland 2019 – 2022• Karen McCormick – LYIT – Restart+ Programme• Mick Quinlivan – Cairde Le Cheile, Letterkenny• Mary Coyle – Ionad Naomh Pádraig• Michael Travers – Bundoran Community Centre• Tracy Peoples – Premier Services, MilfordDLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC information and networking breakfast morning ‘Enterprising Communities’DLDC event celebrates the successes of social enterprises was last modified: October 21st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:DLDCsocial inclusion weeklast_img read more

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Introducing an African football

first_imgKopanya’s eye-catching design was inspired by the artwork of the Ndebele people of southern Africa. It won’t be the first time that Ndebele artwork will be seen on the international sporting stage; the yacht of Team Shosholoza, South Africa’s America’s Cup challenger, features a design inspired by Ndebele and Zulu artwork. Inspired by Ndebele artwork “Kopanya” means “join together” in Sesotho, or Southern Sotho, the home language of about five-million South Africans. Bafana Bafana must have taken a liking to the ball; they turned in one of their best performances in years to beat Africa’s top-ranked side 3-2. Kopanya will be available for purchase from 1 December. Suited to its surroundings The complex shapes and black contours, traditional Ndebele elements, have been fused with the colourful vibrancy that typifies modern Ndebele artists. A silver sheen provides a futuristic touch. Comments about the ball, posted on the website Footballshirtculture.com, were very favourable. The ball, says Adidas, provides perfect flight characteristics and allows players exceptional ball control, like its predecessor the “Europass”, which was used in Euro 2008. center_img Dave Stopher commented: “That is nice!! I must admit that this ball is very suiting for its surroundings, I think. I hope the World Cup ball is similar in design.” The ball made its first appearance in the Nelson Mandela Challenge match between South Africa and Cameroon in Rustenburg on 19 November. Jon said: “I’m from SA and I’m impressed by this ball’s design … Yes, it’s a regular Teamgeist ball but the pattern is cleverly worked on.” 28 November 2008 The 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup will feature a tailor-made ball, called “Kopanya”, which Adidas has designed specifically for the event, and which reflects and pays tribute to tournament hosts South Africa. Source: SAinfo reporter and Fifa.com Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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Free tickets for stadium workers

first_imgThese are the people who built Soccer City. Most workers have been with the projectsince its inception. A symbolical ticket was presented to theworkers. (Images: Bongani Nkosi)MEDIA CONTACTS• FifaWolfgang EichlerMedia Officer+27 11 567 2010+27 83 2010 [email protected]• 2010 Local Organising CommitteeJermaine CraigMedia Manager+27 11 567 2010+27 83 201 [email protected] NkosiA promise has been kept, and the construction workers who built the monumental stadiums for the 2010 Fifa World Cup are now getting tickets to some of the tournament’s most important matches, for free.Vuvuzelas blared across Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg on 3 May as Fifa and the Local Organising Committee (LOC) announced that 54 000 tickets will be given to the workers.The 27 000 men and women who helped build or overhaul the 10 host stadiums will each receive two tickets to a match. Soccer City workers will get to see the South Africa’s national squad Bafana Bafana battle it out against Mexico at the opening match, to be held in the calabash-shaped stadium on 11 June. Tickets to this match were already sold out when over-the-counter sales opened on 15 April.The tickets are part of Fifa and its partners’ Ticket Fund scheme, which will distribute 120 000 free tickets to South Africans.The workers’ free was a promise Fifa President Sepp Blatter made in September 2008. “We’re happy that Fifa and the LOC have kept their promise,” said Patrick Geqeza, a shop steward for Soccer City’s National Union of Mineworkers-affiliated workers.Geqeza and his fellow workers have been given letters which will allow them to redeem their tickets from 17 May. “The chance to sit in the stadiums we have built is a perfect reward,” he said.LOC CEO Danny Jordaan encouraged the workers to support the South African team. “You [will] be part of the show on that day,” he said. “You must come make noise for Bafana Bafana.”Enjoying the match with loved onesNobuntu Mbali of Freedom Park has been working at the stadium since January 2009, and will watch the much-anticipated opening match with her husband. “I’m excited that I will get to see Bafana Bafana playing in the stadium I built,” she said.Sandra Mdluli from Kagiso, a township in Mogale City, couldn’t afford to buy a ticket and is thankful to Fifa, she said. “I wouldn’t have the money to buy the tickets. My heart would hurt if I were not to see South Africa playing in the stadium I built.”Mdluli has been part of the Soccer City project since August 2008. It is long-term workers like her that the scheme is targeting. It prioritises with those that have been with the construction projects the longest, while those who were employed about six months ago unlikely to get a ticket.The reconstruction of Soccer City is a joint venture between Grinaker-LTA and Interbeton, a Dutch company.‘They built beautiful stadiums’Jordaan said the workers deserve to be recognised for the splendid work done since 2007, building celebrated arenas like Soccer City, Moses Mabhida Stadium in Durban, Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit and the others.“The world can see what you’ve built. [They’re] not just stadiums, but monuments for our country,” he said. “You’ve made us proud.”Fifa general-secretary Jerome Valcke also praised the workers, and their work. “You have built beautiful stadiums and we’re amazed,” he said.The workers themselves expressed pride in the stamp Soccer City makes in the landscape. The 91 500-seater stadium stands on a rise, silhouetted against the sky, next to mine dumps and near a busy road to Soweto – a stunning view.“I am really proud when I look at the work my fellow workers and I have done over the years,” said Geqeza.Ticket Fund is wide-rangingThe Ticket Fund is a partnership between Fifa and six of its 2010 World Cup sponsors. The sponsors are behind projects that protect the wellbeing of South African communities, and in turn supply participants with match tickets.Coca-Cola is distributing 20 000 tickets through its Give it Back recycling campaign. The nationwide campaign involves learners collecting and recycling plastic bottles.KIA Motors is offering 4 000 tickets through a programme combining street soccer and health education. The company partnered with Sporting Chance, a development organisation, to reach out to some of disadvantaged communities in the country.Sony, distributing 15 000 tickets, is focussing on a campaign that highlights HIV/Aids using football. Adidas will also donate 15 000 tickets to learners through its national arts competition. Visa is running a financial literacy programme in the country, and will give 5000 tickets to ordinary South Africans.last_img read more

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Nadal: Federer not ‘boyfriend’ material

first_imgView comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. TNT, SMB repulse foes SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Read Next LATEST STORIES “One important thing that is a great example for kids, doing unbelievable well and doing it with the right attitude.“That’s something I admire as you can admire — I think I answered already.” CBB UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses KEY BISCAYNE, FL – APRIL 02: Winner Roger Federer of Switzerland with the trophy next to runner up Rafael Nadal of Spain after the final at Crandon Park Tennis Center on April 2, 2017 in Key Biscayne, Florida. Julian Finney/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK, United States — Rafael Nadal had to calm growing enthusiasm over a possible US Open semi-final clash with old rival Roger Federer by warning reporters against making the two appear “boyfriends.”Nadal and Federer, two of the greatest players of all time, have met 37 times, including 12 at the Grand Slams, but never in New York.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games When asked to describe what he admires most about Federer, also a long-time off-court friend, Nadal was keen to cool the “bromance.”“I don’t want to look like I gonna be his boyfriend, no?” said Nadal, causing a packed media conference room to burst into laughter.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 don’t want to talk these kind of things before important match. We have a lot of respect for each other, no? We played a lot of times. I think we did important things for tennis. We appreciate that.“We always had a good relationship. I think he always has been a great ambassador for tennis and for our sport, with good image, of course, and representing good values. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary MOST READ WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf PLAY LIST 01:37Protesters 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 E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad last_img read more

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Clippers are Griffin’s team more than ever with Paul gone

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next “He’ll bring the ball up at times. He’ll be one of the guys we use as a facilitator.”Griffin will be whatever the Clippers need at the moment. And that figures to be more than their leading scorer.“We’re going to be a different team,” Griffin said. “It’s just the nature of getting so many new guys, but that’s a good thing. We’ve had some regular-season success but we haven’t had true success here. Now’s a good time to move forward.”Griffin, 28, has All-Star center DeAndre Jordan back in the middle. Danilo Gallinari is the new small forward. Patrick Beverley — who came over in the Paul trade — takes over at point guard, and either Lou Williams or Austin Rivers will start at shooting guard.That’s a lot of new.ADVERTISEMENT “It’s going to take some time with this many new guys,” Griffin said. “It’s on the guys who are coming back, who have been here year after year, to kind of help lead the way a little bit and show them how we dothings here.“We’re going to be a team that’s fun to watch. Get up and down and play hard.”That was a recurrent theme at the Clippers’ media day on Monday. Despite the loss of Paul — considered by many the league’s best point guard — the Clippers expect to run more this season than ever.“I think (his loss) mandates a change in style,” Rivers said. “Probably the style I’m more familiar to begin with. I’ve always been a ball-movement coach. I think we can get back into that.“I do want to play at a higher pace. You go into camp and you look at your team and you’ll find the pace that they want to play at. I think we should be an up-tempo team, an early-strike team. We should be a very physical team.”Even with Paul, the Clippers never could advance beyond the Western Conference semifinals. Some demanded change, and change has arrived.“I’m excited about this new challenge,” Griffin said. “It’s going to be fun.” Los Angeles Clippers’ Blake Griffin poses for photos during an NBA basketball media day Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)LOS ANGELES — For six years, they were the Los Angeles Clippers’ dynamic duo, a one-two punch that led the team to the playoffs every season.Chris Paul and Blake Griffin were one of the most respected twosomes in the game. The Clippers won over 50 games each of the past five years.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending 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 BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Kyrie Irving excited about joining revamped Celtics Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. And now they are no more.With Paul’s contract up, the Clippers traded their nine-time All-Star to the Houston Rockets in theoffseason.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 shutoutNow more than ever, the Clippers are Griffin’s team — a very different team with nine new players.“There will be times when Blake is the tallest guy on the floor,” coach Doc Rivers said. “We want him to be an aggressive player, an attack player. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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NBA: Paul believes blockbuster trade will benefit both Rockets, Clippers

first_imgClippers coach Rivers on Chris Paul trade: ‘I hate the way it endedSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Before Mayweather-McGregor … Ali v Inoki “Everyone says, ‘We get killed. We can’t get there. We just can’t get over the hurdle.’ I felt like it was time for change,” he shared.“I got an opportunity to grow here,” he added. “It’s unreal to think about the times that we had. We had some good runs.”Furthermore, Paul downplayed the rumored nepotism between coach Doc Rivers and his son Austin, which pundits attribute to his exit in Los Angeles.“Just like I called Blake (Griffin) and those guys, I called Austin,” he said. “I wish him the best of luck with what he has going on in the future. No, that report wasn’t true. If anything, Austin has grown up a lot and is getting better. I heard the report. It’s not worth responding to.”  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:ADVERTISEMENT Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Riveracenter_img Chris Paul  APNBA fans will definitely get some getting used to seeing Chris Paul donning the Houston Rockets’ colors.The league’s premier playmaker opted for a change in scenery and left the Los Angeles Clippers, which he helped rise from obscurity for the past six seasons.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes NBA: Paul goes from Clippers to Rockets in blockbuster dealSpeaking to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated, a sports news site, the 32-year-old point guard shared how  the trade bodes well for both franchises.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“I feel like the last six years we’ve had a great run. I felt like it was not only a good time for change for me, but for the team, too,” he said.The nine-time NBA All-Star also addressed the Clippers’ struggles to get over the hump throughout his tenure, with the team looking like contenders throughout the season only to burn out come playoff time. View commentslast_img read more

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10 months agoWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic subject of mega Chinese offer

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say West Ham striker Marko Arnautovic subject of mega Chinese offerby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham striker Marko Arnautovic is the subject of a massive bid from China.The Mirror says West Ham are poised to reject a £35m bid from China for key striker Arnautovic.The bid, from an as yet unnamed Chinese Super League Club, was submitted on Wednesday for the 29 year old Austrian, who is joint-top scorer for the Hammers this season with eight goals in 17 games in all competitions.Arnautovic moved to London Stadium for a club record £20m fee from Stoke in July 2017, scoring 11 times for West Ham last season.The Hammers have no intention of selling Arnautovic, whose contract has another four years to run.The club, sources say, value Arnautovic at far higher than £35m – having themselves spent £40m this summer on Brazilian midfielder Felipe Anderson. last_img read more

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a month agoDel Bosque: Don’t ask me about Real Madrid

first_imgDel Bosque: Don’t ask me about Real Madridby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Real Madrid coach Vicente del Bosque has swerved questions about his old club.Los Blancos are enduring a horrid spell at the moment, but the ex-Spain coach was keen to talk about anything other than their predicament.”I neither owe nor wish Real Madrid any bother,” he said, refusing to comment on their issues.Instead, Del Bosque wanted to focus on Spain and Robert Moreno, in whose direction he sent praise.”There’s good preparation and training,” Del Bosque explained.”Things don’t happen by chance and the federation have done a good job.”It’s not necessary to have been a great player to be a coach.”There’s no direct relationship.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Draymond Green Is Ranting Hard About The Championship Game Referees, Thinks They Should Lose Their Jobs

first_imgnational championship referees ball fingertipsIn a word, the refereeing during tonight’s NCAA Tournament championship game was questionable. There were bad calls on both sides during Duke’s 68-63 victory against Wisconsin, but one call seemed to stand out. This one. Former Michigan State star and current Golden State Warrior Draymond Green is ranting hard about the officiating on Twitter. He thinks they should lose their jobs. Between the NCAA not paying players and the calls the referees make I don’t know what’s more corrupt!!! That was ridiculous— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015If those 3 refs don’t lose their jobs the entire NCAA need to be under federal review!!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015Congrats to my young bull @BigJah15 doe!!!!— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015But whew it’s hard not to get that call right— Draymond Green (@Money23Green) April 7, 2015The officiating was poor throughout the NCAA Tournament, so it’s not very surprising that is was poor in the championship game.last_img read more

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When Did Florida State, Jimbo Fisher First See Video Of Dismissed QB De’Andre Johnson Punching Woman?

first_imgDe'Andre Johnson seen on camera punching a woman.De’Andre Johnson Florida StateOn Monday, Florida State dismissed four-star freshman quarterback De’Andre Johnson after a video surfaced of the dual-threat QB punching a woman in a Tallahassee bar in June. Some were critical of FSU and head coach Jimbo Fisher for taking until Monday night to dismiss the talented prospect. Fisher and Florida State officials, though, claim they see the video tape until it was published online yesterday. Via @JShankerESPN: #FSU officials didn’t see video of Johnson punching woman until it was published on Tallahassee Democrat site Monday— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2015#FSU official said Seminoles coach Jimbo Fisher didn’t see video until Monday night because he was traveling in West Virginia— Mark Schlabach (@Mark_Schlabach) July 7, 2015In the end, all that really matters is that Johnson was dismissed and justice gets served. But that’s pretty hard to believe.last_img read more

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