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The Cape Town stadium will have its finalWorld Cup trial when the internationalyouth challenge kicks off in April.(Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. Formore free photos, visit the image library)Some of the world’s best young footballers will battle for top spot in the Cape Town International Challenge, which kicks off on 8 April.Between 8 and 10 April, under-20 teams from Nigeria, Brazil, Ghana and host nation South Africa will take the field at the brand-new Cape Town stadium. This showpiece was completed in 2009 and officially handed over to City management on 14 December 2009, six months ahead of the World Cup kick-off on 11 June.The 69 000-capacity stadium is the pride of the city and has hosted three events already – a football and rugby game, and a religious gathering. During the World Cup the stadium will host five first round matches and one second round game, as well as one quarter-final and one semi-final.The Cape Town International Challenge will be its first multi-national football event, as well as the final one before the long-awaited world football spectacular gets underway.It will also be the first – and only – chance for the stadium management to test the venue’s night time capabilities. Seven of the eight World Cup matches take place under floodlights.The South African under-20 team, Amajita (isiZulu, meaning “the guys”), and Nigeria face off at 16h30 on 10 April, while Ghana and Brazil play at 19h00. The first round takes place on 8 April at the famous Newlands Stadium with Ghana and Nigeria playing at 14h00, followed by South Africa and Brazil at 18h00.The South African Football Association has made 65 000 seats available for the event. Tickets will cost R20 (US$2.80) or R30 ($4) and will only be available from Computicket. Fans arriving at the gates without a ticket will be turned away.With all World Cup tickets for Cape Town games sold out, South African football supporters can still grab an early chance to see international football at the stadium, at an affordable price.Boosting African footballThe challenge is an official World Cup event and hopes are high that it will boost the quality of youth football on the continent and abroad.Ghana is the current under-20 world champion, and Brazil hosts the next Fifa World Cup in 2014. The South American country is a former four-time under-20 world champion.City management hopes that the challenge will grow into an annual event, leaving a world-class legacy for young footballers in developing nations. Football fans who attend the event will also be helping organisers to confirm that Cape Town is ready to welcome the world to the first-ever African World Cup.“We need your help to test the city’s readiness to host the biggest event of all,” said Cape Town deputy mayor Ian Neilson. “It is important that this fourth event tests us to the limits.”The city’s sports and recreation director Gert Bam said that those who attend are in for a treat.Neilson added that city management was committed to developing young talent. “Some of the players in these teams will become household names in a few years and may even compete in the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.”Young talentSome of South Africa’s brightest football stars have emerged from the under-20 ranks. Among them are striker Benni McCarthy, now with English Premier League team West Ham United; midfielder Elrio van Heerden, currently on loan to Turkish club Sivasspor from Blackburn Rovers; and winger Steven Pienaar, who plays for Premier League side Everton.Another well-known former Amajita player is lanky defender Matthew Booth, who caused confusion among visitors to the 2009 Confederations Cup when crowds yelling his name, “Boooooth!”, were thought to be booing him.The 1.9m-tall Booth currently plays for local team Mamelodi Sundowns as defender, after a stint with Russian club Krylia Sovetov Samara, where he was captain.
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Romero reveals Solskjaer has ‘restored happiness’ at Man Utdby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United goalkeeper Sergio Romero says Ole Gunnar Solskjaer restored happiness to the playing group.The Norwegian has gone five from five since taking over as caretaker manager last month.And Romero believes that the players are enjoying their football.”We’ve had a great run,” Romero told the club’s website.”Not just the results, but the way in which we have won the games as well. Scoring five goals in one match was a big boost to confidence and was really something.”What we’re showing now, after a great Christmas, is only right for a club of this stature, [it] proves what we can do. The run we’ve had over Christmas and new year is testament to that.”[The manager] knows what he wants to achieve – both for the club and us as individuals. On the pitch and within the club, he has made it very clear from the outset so we know the expectation of us inside the club and externally.”You can see he has brought to the club a certain happiness and it is going well.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Norsepower Finnish auxiliary wind propulsion systems’ provider Norsepower has secured a EUR 8 million (USD 8.8 million) investment that would support the expansion of the company’s Rotor Sail technology.The investment round was led by OGCI Climate Investments, along with current investors.As explained, the investment enables Norsepower to scale up production at its manufacturing facilities as part of a next phase of commercialization triggered by demand for its renewable wind energy propulsion systems.The increased take-up comes at a time when the international shipping industry looks to offset expensive fuel costs – that are likely to increase following the IMO’s 2020 global sulphur cap – and prepare for IMO GHG emissions targets in 2030 and 2050.“We are very excited to be partnering with OGCI Climate Investments on this initiative, which will leverage the expertise and capabilities of both organisations to scale our Rotor Sail Solution,” Tuomas Riski, CEO, Norsepower, commented.“Importantly, this partnership will also allow Norsepower to deliver cleaner solutions for the oil tanker market as it strives to increase sustainability and decarbonise in its role as a critical vehicle for the world economy.”“Improving energy efficiency is fundamental to reducing carbon emissions. Norsepower’s Rotor Sail technology is an … immediately available solution that improves vessel efficiency, reducing fuel consumption. We look forward to working with Norsepower to deliver real impact to the shipping sector’s CO2 emissions,” Pratima Rangarajan, CEO of OGCI Climate Investments, said.The solution, which can be installed on new vessels or retrofitted on existing ships without off-hire costs, is a modernized version of the Flettner rotor – a spinning cylinder that uses the Magnus effect to harness wind to propel a ship. The solution is fully automated and senses whenever the wind is strong enough to deliver fuel savings, at which point the rotors start automatically – optimising crew time and resource.To date, Norsepower’s Rotor Sails have been installed onboard three vessels, including Bore’s M/S Estraden, a 9,700 dwt RoRo carrier, Viking Line’s M/S Viking Grace, an LNG–fueled cruise ferry, and Maersk Tanker’s 110,000 dwt Maersk Pelican. Norsepower has also started the installation of a Rotor Sail to a hybrid ferry owned by Danish shipping company Scandlines.Since its establishment in November 2012, Norsepower has raised more than USD 24 million of funding. In addition to OGCI Climate Investments, European venture capital funds and private investors, Norsepower has been funded by the European Commission and the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation.Related:DNV GL Certifies Norsepower’s Auxiliary Wind Propulsion SolutionVideo: World’s 1st Ferry Fitted with Wind-Powered Rotor Sail
On Sunday, a host of celebrities including Kimberley Walsh and Alex Jones danced the day away with hundreds of hot footed fundraisers.Claudia Winkleman hosted the star studded event at The SSE Arena, Wembley, as celebrities kept fundraisers in high spirits by taking to the stage to shimmy, shake and throw some shapes, all to raise money for Comic Relief.The sprightly celebrities entertained the crowd with their fancy footwork including tap dancing Hollywood star Adam Garcia and ex Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt. Also stepping into the limelight were Countdown’s Rachel Riley, singer Sophie Ellis-Bextor and telly favourite Kirstie Allsopp. Radio DJs Gemma Cairney, Edith Bowman, Jo Whiley, Sara Cox and Vanessa Feltz also faced the music and danced.Dancing legend Arlene Phillips had the crowd in a spin with her famous moves, while comedian Rufus Hound got them giggling by getting his groove on. Other celebs on hand to give fundraisers a much needed boost included Broadchurch heart throb Jonathan Bailey, actress Chelsee Healey and tennis coach and Strictly star Judy Murray.Also quick-stepping it to the stage were Strictly Come Dancing professionals Aljaz Skorjanec, Ian Waite, Janette Manrara, Kristina Rihanoff, Natalie Lowe and Robin Windsor whose expertly timed twirls helped keep fundraisers in step throughout their six hour challenge.Fundraisers were motivated to keep moving to a whole host of toe tapping tunes with the dance style changing every 30 minutes. Those taking part were able to sample a range of dance genres from street dance, latin, hip hop, Bollywood, jive and disco to 80s anthems, 90s rave, pop, soul, ballroom and musical theatre.Host Claudia Winkleman kept the dancers on their toes throughout the challenge, and said: “This has been an absolutely epic day, the crowd put in a tremendous effort and I even busted out a few of my signature moves myself. I loved it and I hope we raised lots of cash for Comic Relief.”Those who couldn’t make it to Wembley were able to throw their own dance parties at home by following along with the live action on the BBC Red Button.The money raised by the Comic Relief Danceathon will be spent in the UK and across Africa, helping vulnerable and disadvantaged people to turn their lives around.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John’s outdoor skating rinks have been delayed by unseasonal weather and are currently in the works.City Communications Coordinator, Ryan Harvey, says City Crews are underway with preparing the rinks.“Obviously we need the weather to cooperate a little bit, but some work is started on things. The grounds crew has been out there doing some flooding” City managed rinks will be located at Kin Park, Surerus Park, and at Matthews Park.The rink at Kin Park and Surerus Park will be a traditional rink while the rink at Matthews Park will be a skating loop.The City will also have a croki-curl rink on the grounds of the Rec Centre where residents can play a modified game of crokinole and curling.For more information, you can visit fortstjohn.ca/parks
The new kings of the court will meet the long-time queen of talk.Yes, newly crowned NBA champions LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh play to sit down with none other than Oprah Winfrey.Winfrey will interview Miami’s Big 3 “about the challenges leading up to their historic win, their friendships on and off the court and the women in their lives,” according to a press release.The interview will air Sunday at 8 p.m. EST on the Oprah Winfrey Network.The Heat stars are busy talking about their title this week. James sat down for an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols and will do David Letterman’s show. The team held its championship parade today in Miami and Chris Bosh will appear on “LIVE! with Kelly” on Tuesday, among other media obligations.
Massimiliano Allegri believes Juventus defeating Parma 2-1 was “a deserved victory, but we have a lot more work to do.”“The lads did very well. Parma is a difficult place to play and we’d only won one of our last five visits,” the Coach told DAZN via Football Italia.“Parma are fighting to secure safety, are very organised and dangerous on the counter, but they ran out of steam towards the end. It’s a deserved victory, but we have a lot more work to do.“We should’ve been more patient and not so hasty, as it played into Parma’s hands in the first half.”Reacting about Cristiano Ronaldo who has not yet broken his Serie A duck as he missed a good opportunity at the Stadio Tardini, Allegri said:Juventus confirm Mario Mandzukic could leave this month Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Sporting director Fabio Paratici confirmed reports that Mario Mandzukic could leave Juventus for a move to an unnamed Qatari team.“There are different difficulties a striker has to deal with in Serie A, but he had a good game overall. I am happy with what he’s doing and the break for international duty will help all of us to be sharper.“Mandzukic has always been generous, but even I didn’t expect him to be in such good shape after the World Cup. Paulo Dybala is slowly finding his form too and did well when he came on.“I need everyone going forward, such as Medhi Benatia, Andrea Barzagli and Daniele Rugani, so the more fresh legs and sharp minds we’ve got, the better.”