RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Reigning champions Juventus seized their opportunity to edge two points clear of Inter Milan in the Serie A title race with victory over Roma. Maurizio Sarri’s side struck twice in the opening 10 minutes, as Merih Demiral met Paulo Dybala’s free-kick before Dybala then earned a penalty which Cristiano Ronaldo duly converted. Roma responded in the second half through Diego Perotti’s spot-kick. Antonio Conte’s Inter were held to a 1-1 draw at home to Atalanta on Saturday. Meanwhile, third-placed Lazio recorded a 10th consecutive Serie A win against Napoli to sit six points behind Juventus with a game in hand. Ronaldo’s ninth goal in seven games appeared to have put Juventus in firm control in a first half overshadowed by a serious-looking injury to 20-year-old Roma midfielder Nicolo Zaniolo, following a challenge by Matthijs de Ligt. But Paulo Fonseca’s hosts produced a reaction after the interval, striker Edin Dzeko hitting the post moments before a video assistant referee review found Sandro to have handled amid a goalmouth scramble. With the Stadio Olimpico roaring Roma on, Juve’s Gonzalo Higuain had a goal disallowed for offside while Aleksandar Kolarov missed an excellent headed opportunity to equalise. Juve held on despite late pressure to record a fourth successive league win since suffering a first defeat of the season against Lazio in December.Tags: AS RomaCristiano RonaldoJuventusPaulo DybalaSerie A
Executive member of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), Dr Roger Luncheon has made several damning allegations against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), particularly as it relates to the process of selecting staff for various positions within the Commission’s headquarters.Dr Roger LuncheonThe former Cabinet Secretary said in a statement on Monday that it was brought to his attention from several sources that the People’s National Congress (PNC) Commissioners at GECOM are allegedly engaged in a process to eliminate candidates for advertised positions at the GECOM Secretariat.He said it would seem that these Commissioners were aiming at such an objective by resorting to “giving low to zero scores to candidates of Indian origin who are shortlisted during the interview process while providing high to 100 per cent scores to their preferred candidates”.In addition to that, the former Head of the Presidential Secretariat also alleged that the Commissioners were finding extraneous reasons for eliminating top candidates of Indian origin from appointment to positions at the GECOM Secretariat. He said if these disclosures are confirmed, it would reveal that the practice continued of excluding some ethnicities from GECOM’s Secretariat.“Once confirmed the PPP condemns this practice in the strongest possible terms and will urge the aggrieved candidates to approach the Ethnic Relations Commission on the ground of ethnic discrimination,” the PPP stalwart added.As part of preparations for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), GECOM has started a new cycle of continuous registration. Several public advertisements were posted in the media for various openings, which Dr Luncheon has referred to in his statement to the media.The new registration exercise, which began on May 21, will run until July 15, 2018. Persons needing to register are being advised to visit the office in their respective communities between 08:00h and 17:00h from Monday to Thursday, 08:00h to 16:00h on Friday and 10:00h to 14:00h on weekends and holidays.Previously, the PPP has said that one of five GECOM-issued lists of persons who died between December 2015 and March 2016 included the names of persons whose names are not on the voters’ list – that is they were never registered. The Party had said when it checked that list, many of those names of presumably unregistered persons were, in fact, on the voters list.The PPP has since urged GECOM to exercise greater care and due diligence in its attempts to sanitise the list. “We will continue to partner with GECOM and other stakeholders, in a concerted effort, to produce a List of Registered Electors that is accurate and whose integrity can withstand objective scrutiny,” the Party said.
He said the event gave the continent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to show the world what it was really about. “This website is intended to offer a fresh perspective on Africa, to highlight stories of progress and positive developments on the continent,” Pennington said. South African multinational cellular operator MTN has entered into partnership with Africa – The Good News, a pioneering website that tells Africa’s stories of hope and opportunity from an African perspective, as a legacy project of the 2010 Fifa World Cup. “At MTN, we believe emerging markets present enormous growth opportunities for those with the appetite, dedication and capacity to harness their full potential for the benefit of all their stakeholders.” “It is about hope and the new winds of change that are gusting over her nations and the growing opportunity in arguably the most ethnically diverse, biologically rich, scenically beautiful continent in the world.” Africa – The Good News co-editor and publisher Stuart Pennington said that as South Africa geared up to stage the World Cup, the focus of 208 football-playing nations and an estimated 26-billion cumulative television viewers would be on South Africa and Africa. MTN executive Nozipho January-Bardill told delegates that the Africa – The Good News project relayed messages of African hope, goodwill and development without ignoring the challenges the continent was facing. 17 September 2009 Productive investment climate MTN, the only Africa-based global sponsor of the World Cup, announced the partnership at the 13th Highway Africa conference for African journalists in Grahamstown last week. “The MTN Group’s exceptional growth since its founding in South Africa in 1994 bears testimony to the productive climate for investment on the African continent,” January-Bardill said. Focus on South Africa and Africa SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
There are plenty of books about Nelson Mandela – written by himself, by people who knew him and by historians and journalists. Taken together, they tell a story of a life that towers above others, yet also reveal the more private experiences of the great man. “Nelson Mandela: An Authorised Portrait” draws on extensive interviews with family members and other people of influence in Mandela’s life.(Images: Nelson Mandela Foundation) • Mandela: childhood heroes and lessons• Madiba’s legacy is forever• The women in Madiba’s life • Mandela in film • Jazz inspired by Madiba Mathiba Molefe and Bheki MdakaneWhile Nelson Mandela’s public persona is well-known worldwide, the man was also an enigma. What was it like in prison for 27 years? What made him the man of peace he became? For 27 years he disappeared from view, hidden away in prison by the apartheid government. The longer he stayed behind bars, the more curiosity about him grew.It was no surprise, then, that the release of Madiba in 1990 triggered an avalanche of books, both authorised and unauthorised, documenting his life and speculating about events on Robben Island during those long years. Novels, biographies, autobiographies, children’s books and business books have been written since then – and his death will inevitably cause another flurry of publishing.The most well-known book on Mandela is, of course, Long Walk to Freedom, his autobiography published in 1994, four years after his release. In 500-plus pages, Mandela tells the story of his experiences and how they helped shape him into the man he became. In his acknowledgements, he writes: “As readers will discover, this book has a long history. I began writing it clandestinely in 1974 during my imprisonment on Robben Island.”He writes about his youth and being the foster son of a Thembu chief and how he had to negotiate both the world of his tradition and the reality of a white-dominated country. It tells of how he earned a scholarship to study law and chose to become a politician and human rights activist. It also documents the events that led him to join the African National Congress (ANC), his role in the creation of the ANC Youth League in 1944 and his presidency of the youth liberation movement in the 1950s. In his autobiography, he writes about the people who came into his life and what set him on the path towards becoming an icon of peace. Mandela’s autobiography, “Long Walk to Freedom”, is the most popular book about the former president.The Rivonia TrialThe reader is able to experience the Rivonia Trial of 1964 from the perspective of one of the men whose fate was decided by the events that took place in the trial. He gives you an idea of his time in prison, and writes about the negotiations that led to his release in 1990 and the beginnings of the rainbow nation.Another book, The Struggle is My Life, is a collection of Mandela’s speeches and political writings from as far back as when he was the leader of the ANC Youth League to his release in 1990. For many, this book has been the only way to peer into the life of the man who suffered for his ideals and his people during the political turmoil in South Africa.Authored by Mandela, the book contains some of the most moving and inspirational words to be spoken by the great man, including the famous statement from the dock in the Rivonia Trial, “I am prepared to die”, before sentencing began.He ended that speech with the words: “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”Intimate portraitAnother of Madiba’s well-known books is Conversations with Myself, published in 2010. The foreword is written by American President Barack Obama, and it is regarded by some as the most personal picture of South Africa’s former president yet. It contains bits and pieces of Madiba’s life, extracts from his diaries, calendars and letters as well as well as transcripts from recordings by Richard Stengel, the Time editor who collaborated with Mandela on his autobiography, during the writing of Long Walk to Freedom.Conversations with Myself is a very intimate look into the life of Mandela and is told in a very raw way. It has no specific layout, much like life itself, and allows the reader to follow Mandela as he relives the trying times of his life, including health issues, dreams and political initiatives.It gives a real portrait of the man. In it, he writes: “I love playing and chatting with children … feeding and putting them to bed with a little story, and being away from the family has troubled me throughout my life. I like relaxing at the house, reading quietly, taking in the sweet smell that comes from the pots, sitting around a table with the family and taking out my wife and children. When you can no longer enjoy these simple pleasures something valuable is taken away from your life and you feel it in your daily work.” Mandela selected 32 indigenous stories from all over the African continent for the book “Nelson Mandela’s Favourite African Folktales”.Children’s booksMandela’s love for children – and his certain knowledge of the important role that the youth will play in shaping the future of South Africa – is no secret. It comes as no surprise, then, that among the myriad books that have been written by him and about him there are a few intended for an audience of a more tender age.Among these are Nelson Mandela’s Favourite African Folktales and a children’s version of Long Walk to Freedom, which was abridged by author, novelist and poet Christopher van Wyk and illustrated by author and illustrator Paddy Bouma. The former, edited by Mandela himself, is a collection of 32 indigenous stories from all over the African continent, selected by Madiba for their beautiful portrayal of humanity.An Authorized Biography by the late journalist Anthony Sampson is one of the few books about Mandela that touches on certain major events in his life, such as Winnie Mandela’s alleged crimes as well as former president FW de Klerk’s attempts to exacerbate the violence between the Inkatha Freedom Party and ANC to derail the movements of the anti-apartheid forces.“I am what I am … both as a result of people who respected me and helped me, and of those who did not respect me and treated me badly,” quotes Sampson of Mandela.The young lionDavid James Smith, a journalist born in the south of London, wrote Young Mandela, focusing on his earlier years as the enemy of white minority rule of South Africa. Today many people picture Mandela as the benign elderly statesman he was when he walked out of prison in 1994, but this wasn’t always the case. This book tells of a time when Mandela was regarded as a threat to the well-being of the country, a revolutionary, a “terrorist” who threatened to overthrow the government prior to his imprisonment in the 1960s.It captures the emotional tale of how Mandela had to leave his family to continue his work against the apartheid regime on the run, adopting many false names and disguises in attempts to evade capture. It lets the reader see Mandela in a different light, one that shows his flaws and reveals that he has made mistakes. Several sources believe this is one of the most important books on the man.Another well-known biography is Nelson Mandela: An Authorised Portrait, which was written and compiled in 2006 by activists Mac Maharaj and Ahmad Kathrada, writer Mike Nicol, and historian Tim Couzens. It draws on extensive interviews with family members and other people of influence in Mandela’s life as well as some of the world’s leading political figures and entertainers. It is also illustrated with about 250 seldom seen pictures.It is a tribute to the humanity and remarkable determination of the great man and chronicles his exceptional contributions to his people and the people of the world. It tells his story from his birth and childhood to his political involvement through his imprisonment to his term in the presidency during the mid- to late nineties. The foreword was written by the former president of the United States, Bill Clinton, and it features an introduction by former Anglican archbishop, Desmond Tutu. It is one of the most comprehensive tributes to Mandela’s life.In 2006, Oxford University Press released a book called Mandela A Critical Life by Tom Lodge. It went on to be hailed as the most analytically incisive and discerning of the Mandela biographies to date. Drawing from a range of sources, including earlier biographies such as Fatima Meer’s Higher Than Hope and Anthony Sampson’s Mandela, this book gives the reader a number of new insights about the making of Madiba’s personality and his messianic leadership status.In the preface, Lodge says: “My understanding of Mandela’s childhood is, I think, more complicated than in other narratives of his childhood.” This gives a sense that he touches on matters that other writers who have pursued the same objectives may have overlooked.Life on Robben IslandTwo books focus solely on his life on Robben Island: A Prisoner in the Garden and Nelson Mandela’s Warders, with the latter examining the relationships he had with three of his prison warders. Mike Nicol, its writer, expressed the difficulty he had in understanding the relationships between Madiba and the warders, James Gregory, Christo Brand and Jack Swart. “Their claims address the central challenge of historiography: the authority of the storyteller.” He also goes on to say Gregory’s narrative stands in conflict with those of Brand and Swart.Written by Sarah Groves, A Prisoner in the Garden is a visual documentation of Mandela’s years on Robben Island and includes some previously unpublished photographs, along with snippets from letters written to his family from his cell and extracts from his diary. Together these writings create a picture of life in prison but also give the reader an idea of just how determined Mandela was and how he and his comrades never gave up their dream of seeing their people living free of oppression.There is plenty of food for thought here, though this is a small and by no means exhaustive selection of the many books written about and by Mandela.
Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting While countries as disparate as Armenia and Mauritania react to the reality of change in Tunisia and Egypt, China continues its crackdown. After blocking terms like “jasmine” (for the Jasmine Uprising) and even country names like “Egypt” from online searches, it began a campaign of arrests and harassment of protesters, and possible future protesters, in its major cities. Now, in a material indication of its priorities, China has released its budget expenditures at the start of its new parliamentary session. For the first time, the country’s spending on internal security, including online censorship program and tools, has passed the yearly budget for the army and all other defense organization. According to Reuters, this year’s budget on domestic security, which includes “state security, armed civil militia, courts and jails” jumped 13.8 percent to $95 billion. The budget for China’s army, on the other hand, increased only 12.7 percent to $91.5 billion. The power of the Jasmine Uprising in the Middle East as an example to people around the world seeking change could probably not find a better indicator than this shift in priorities for a county which is widely acknowledged as the world champion in the repression of internal dissent. As the Chinese Communist Party newspaper Beijing Daily put it: “Everyone knows that stability is a blessing and chaos is a calamity.”Kimberly Smith, a University of Texas, Dallas, grad student in Emerging Media Communications, thinks this priority accurately reflects the priorities of the Chinese in general. Smith spent the last year in China studying and making iPhone documentaries. “I attended the Internet in China Conference at Peking University last year. Several Industry representatives were in attendance, and they appeared to be united in their view: respect Party rules, period. And, because The Party views social stability as a top priority (to maintain Party control), they will do what is in their power to ensure that the country continues it’s steady, positive growth.”Are the people the final arbiters in their governments’ choices, even if the country is not designed to reflect their choices? Are the people of China really supportive of these priorities, or is it only certain groups that benefit from these decisions? Army photo by Schmeeve Tags:#Government#international#NYT#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… curt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Related Posts
Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Robert Bolick shows his worth in statement game for NorthPort MOST READ “We both aimed to win it in our last bout but only one can get that, so we decided to eat desserts together,” said Folayang in the post where he was seen posing with a piece of chocolate cake.The loss to Aoki in Tokyo was Folayang’s first defeat in four fights after he racked up three straight victories in 2018.Aoki’s win, meanwhile, was his redemption against Folayang who beat him in 2016 for the very same belt they fought for in Japan on March 31.ADVERTISEMENT MANILA, Philippines—All’s well that ends well for Eduard Folayang and Shinya Aoki.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsDespite losing the ONE World lightweight championship to Aoki in Japan, Folayang shared his light-hearted moment with his foe during dinnertime of the ONE Elite Athlete’s Retreat at Phuket Marriott Resort and Spa.Folayang (21-7) was left unconscious 2:34 into the first round of ONE: A New Era’s main event after Aoki (43-8) locked him in an arm triangle choke, but things ended in the cage with the two sharing their mutual respect after. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH 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 Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View comments DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess
Councillor Klassen brought up a recent Facebook post by the Fort St. John Professional Firefighters Association, that reminded citizen’s to keep their fire hydrants clear of snow. Councillor Klassen asked City staff whose responsibility does this job fall upon. They responded that City staff does go out to clear hydrants, yet with so many in town if you have a hydrant near or on your property they welcome help to keep them clear in case of emergency.At the Regular Council Meeting the policy would be passed as presented, Council then made a motion for the City staff to bring back a report on how it would impact services and the budget if level one was changed to read ‘snow and ice control following snowfall accumulation greater than 7.5 and less than 15 cm over a 72 hour period based on historical data’.To view the presentation; CLICK HERE FORT ST. JOHN, B.C – Council asked City staff to bring forward more information on the policy and procedure on how snow is removed in Fort St. John.At the Committee of the Whole (COW) Meeting January 28, 2019, City staff presented a thorough break down of the snow and ice control policy, sharing with Council the principals of snow removal, establishing priority, following policy, allocating and distributing resources and how the City staff goes about doing this.Mayor Lori Ackerman had expressed concern with some of the wording used in the presentation, “The reality is our entire community is a priority, when we use words like priorities it looks like we are putting one on top of another when they are listed like this for safety.”
“This is a common-sense step forward that is, frankly, long overdue. We look forward to working with school districts and communities to make sure students get the access they need with no stigma and no barriers.”The ministerial order – takes effect immediately but allows districts until the end of 2019 to comply – comes with $300,000 in provincial startup funding. Over the coming months, the ministry will continue to work with school districts, community and education partners to look at the needs of each district, identify gaps and ensure they have the funding needed to meet this new requirement.The government shares they are also providing a one-time grant of $95,000 to support the United Way Period Promise Research Project, to fund menstrual products for up to 10 non-profit agencies and research into how best to provide services and products for people who menstruate.The United Way funding builds on the work government is doing to reduce poverty in British Columbia. In March 2019, the B.C. government released TogetherBC, the Province’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy. TogetherBC brings together investments from across government that will help reduce overall poverty in the province by 25 percent and cut child poverty in half, over the next five years.“The cost and availability of menstrual products is a real concern for those who are poor and often face the choice of purchasing those products or buying other essentials, like food,” said Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction. “I encourage other organizations to join our government in supporting the Period Promise campaign, to help end the stigma that causes social isolation, and begin to address that larger issue around affordability.”“Having your period is a part of life, and easy and affordable access to menstrual products should be simple,” said Mitzi Dean, Parliamentary Secretary for Gender Equity. “Menstrual products should be available to people when and where they need them, which is why we’re improving access in schools and in communities. These actions are going to make a big difference in the lives of people who menstruate, and I’m proud that our government is taking leadership on this issue.” BURNABY, B.C. – Friday, April 5th, 2019, under a ministerial order, all B.C. public schools will be required to provide free menstrual products for students in school washrooms by the end of 2019.Education Minister Rob Fleming said it’s time to normalize and equalize access to menstrual products in schools, helping to create a better learning environment for students.“Students should never have to miss school, extracurricular, sports or social activities because they can’t afford or don’t have access to menstrual products,” said Fleming, adding that current research indicates that one in seven students has missed school due to their periods because they cannot afford products. “This is a long-standing ‘hidden and unspoken’ problem for students who need menstrual products. There continues to be stigma surrounding this, which causes unnecessary anxiety and reduced confidence for students, including reduced attendance. We need to remove the barriers to access, eliminate the stigma and normalize the conversation for student well-being. We are encouraged by this action and fully support it. Today’s announcement is another example of the ministry listening and acting for the best interest of students.” Andrea Sinclair, president, B.C. Confederation of Parent Advisory CouncilsParticipate in the United Way Period Promise campaign: CLICK HERE
Facing Roger Federer in a finale and toppling him is always special and requires special effort too. For an elated Dominic Thiem, triumphing over the legend in the BNP Paribas Open final was as dreamy as it could get. The Austrian, long heralded as among most talented of his generation, put up a classy display against the Swiss to clinch his first-ever ATP Masters 1000 trophy 3-6, 6-3, 7-5 on scoreboard. Having experienced a topsy-turvy start to the season, the finale began on similar lines with the 25-year-old striving hard to get his nose in front. Hunting for his 12th ATP Tour prize in total, the Austrian seemed hell bent on putting an end to Roger’s starry line of 20 straight final victories. As the encounter progressed, it didn’t take Thiem very long to find his stride – accredited to his dizzying backhands – and turn the tables against the bigwig who was awaiting his 101st career title and 28th at the Masters 1000 level. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhHowever, after two hours and two minutes of tennis, he was more or less in seventh heaven – lying on the court celebrating his roller coaster ride of a tournament, where he didn’t drop a set on his way to the galvanizing semi-final against Milos Raonic, which he narrowly won before scripting a milestone victory in his third final appearance. Presently, he occupies the 4th spot in the ATP rankings – equaling his highest career ranking. On the other hand, there are the adventures of Bianca Andreescu – a wild card entry at Indian Wells. She kicked off her 2019 campaign outside the top 100 in the world – but, since then, the teen has come a long way to reach the 24th spot in the rankings. The 18-year-old arrived in the Coachella valley on the back of two finals played this year; and, watching her in the business was a fascinating sight to behold as she went on to register seven wins in the competition, upsetting No 6 and 8 seeds en route the finale. And, not to forget the 6-0, 6-1 drabbing of Grand Slam winner Gabrine Muguruza in the quarters. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterAs she climbed the ladder, the semi-final and final against top seeds Elina Svitolina and Angelique Kerber appeared to be tough nuts to crack. But, here again, she audaciously managed to not reel under pressure, albeit moments of wavering focus and inconsistency in between, which only bemoaned a lack of experience, inevitable for a young player playing at such a high level. Nevertheless, the Canadian, showcasing power plays throughout the tournament, bagged over a million in cash prize and has now become the youngest woman to win the Indian Wells – something no wild card has ever pulled off. Replicating Serena Williams’s feat achieved in 1999 in her teenage years, the signs of a formidable player have already started to surface as she has bested all three top-10 opponents she’s faced till date – perhaps marking a glittering future in the sport.
CONCACAF’s champions, Club Deportivo Guadalajara, is the country’s most popular team and the UAE is expecting thousands of Mexican visitors in DecemberThe United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation and the Secretary of Foreign Affairs in Mexico have signed a new agreement.With it, Mexican fans can travel visa-free to the 2018 FIFA Club World Cup to support CONCACAF’s champions Club Deportivo Guadalajara.Quiz: How much do you know about Hirving Lozano? Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 6, 2019 Time for you to tell us everything you can answer about Hirving Lozano. We will ask you 10 questions about the Mexican forward. Have…The team is considered the most popular in its country and with this new deal, the UAE expected thousands of Mexican supporters to travel to the nation in December, as was reported by The National.“We look forward to welcoming even more fans to Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the UAE in December,” said Aref Al Awani, tournament director of the Local Organising Committee for the FIFA Club World Cup UAE.Mexicans were among the most numerous group to attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia last summer.