Under-pressure Allardyce felt ‘nervous’ before West Ham clinched vital win

first_imgUnder-pressure West Ham boss Sam Allardyce admitted he felt anxious prior to his team’s late goals against Fulham.The Hammers, who like their opponents have struggled this season, led and seemed in total control before strikes from substitutes Carlton Cole and Joe Cole completed a 3-0 victory.It meant a fifth consecutive defeat for Fulham, whose manager Martin Jol was again barracked by angry Whites fans.Allardyce said: “My only disappointment is that we didn’t score more goals before the subs came on – something I was getting nervous about.“We all know with the way we are at the moment that one slip and Fulham could have got something they didn’t deserve.“It’s great as a manager to finally get the result we deserved and have been looking for. We scored three and on balance could have scored more.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Historic schools to be restored

first_imgNelson Mandela, fifth from the right in theback row, with his classmates at Healdtown school. (Image: Nelson Mandela Foundation) The run-down buildings of HealdtownComprehensive School are to be the firstto benefit from the Historic Schools Restoration Project. (Image: Historic Schools Restoration) President Thabo Mbeki and Archbishop Njongonkulu Ndungane at Healdtown.(Image: Historic Schools Restoration)Janine ErasmusMany historically significant South African schools, a number of which can boast the distinction of producing leaders such as Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe, Ellen Khuzwayo, Chris Hani and Govan Mbeki, have fallen into disrepair for various reasons. Now the Historic Schools Restoration Project (HSRP) aims to restore these hallowed educational institutions to their former glory, and their former purpose.Established in 2006 by the national Department of Arts and Culture, the HSRP aims to recapture the legacy of South Africa’s historic schools and rebuild them into African institutions of educational and cultural excellence – with the ultimate purpose of once more producing those forward-thinking leaders who gained the respect and admiration of the nation, and the world.The nineteenth-century Christian prophet Ntsikana, who worked extensively among the Xhosa people, teaching them hymns he composed himself, provided the impetus for the HSRP. It is the prophet’s steadfast desire to educate his people that motivated Arts and Culture Minister Pallo Jordan to ask Njongonkulu Ndungane, the former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, to spearhead a new nation-building project.With Ndungane as Executive Director, HSRP has now been registered as a non-profit company, and a number of stakeholders have pledged their support for the project, including the South African Reserve Bank which will contribute R6 million (about $800 000) over the next four years.Early Christian schools played an important role in the development of South Africa because they instilled important values and morals, encouraged free thinking, and provided a means of education for black South Africans of the time. They were the breeding grounds of the progressive African thinkers who were to play an important role in shaping the country.This was to be their downfall, however, as in later years the apartheid government perceived them to be subversive. Consequently many of them were closed down or deprived of vital assistance, and these historic institutions are now in urgent need of restoration. Many of them are still in operation and trying to maintain their high standards of education despite their dilapidated condition.First restoration is underwayTo date 12 schools have been identified for inclusion in the project: Healdtown, St Matthew’s, St John’s College and Lovedale in the Eastern Cape; Moroka High School in the Free State; St Martin’s School and Wilberforce Community College in Gauteng; St Francis College, Inanda Seminary, Ohlange High School and Adams College in KwaZulu-Natal; and Zonnebloem in the Western CapeThe first school to be restored is Healdtown which numbers former president Nelson Mandela and Govan Mbeki, the father of South Africa’s current president, among its former scholars. The president himself attended Lovedale School in Alice, Eastern Cape, as did Archbishop Ndungane.Healdtown was established in 1855 as a Methodist mission and served the community in a vocational and academic capacity until it was closed in 1976, when the countrywide student riots broke out. The school re-opened in 1994 after three years of restoration. Currently the school attends to the educational needs of 150 scholars, and also has an adult education centre.At a ceremony in June 2008 marking the initiation of Healdtown’s restoration, President Thabo Mbeki said that the government takes great interest in seeing these schools restored to their former glory so that they may once again become centres of excellence. “Today we must unite to combine the best of our past with the best of our present in order to secure our destiny,” said the president.“I spent a good five years of my life here at Healdtown. I am where I am today because of the seeds that were sown in this institution,” said Justice Thembile Skweyiya of the Constitutional Court, who is chairperson of the HSRP board. Also on the board are Archbishop Ndungane, Arts and Culture Director-General Themba Wakashe, Dr Phil Mjwara, Director-General of the Department of Science and Technology, and Duncan Hindle, Director-General of the Department of Education, among others.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected] linksHistoric Schools Restoration ProjectDepartment of Arts and CultureDepartment of EducationDepartment of Science and TechnologyEastern Cape Department of EducationSouth African Heritage Resources Agency (SAHRA)last_img read more

South African selected for London International Awards jury

first_img25 April 2016A South African has been included in the radio and audio jury in the London International Awards (LIA) 2016, taking place on 8 November, with judging taking place from 6 to 14 October.Executive creative director of advertising agency Ogilvy & Mather in Joburg, Mariana O’Kelly has been selected to be on the jury for the international media awards.According to the Ogilvy & Mather website, she’s worked at prestigious agencies such as Hunt Lascaris, Jupiter Drawing Room and Net#work BBDO for over 18 years. She joined Ogilvy & Mather in 2011.“She has been recognised at Cannes, D&AD, One Show, Clios, Eagles and Loeries and has helped build brands like Nike, BMW, Virgin Atlantic, Mercedes Benz, Economist, Cell C, Nedbank and Chicken Licken,” reads the site.Paul Wauters, the radio and audio jury president at the LIA and the co-founder and executive creative director of Babel in Paris, said it was difficult to get radio right.“I’m looking forward to honouring the brave men and women who never tire of rewriting the script, spending time on the length of the dramatic pause and the well-balanced Swedish accent,” he said. “At the same time, I’m hoping to see innovative ideas and new ways to create connections with a scattered and ad-averse audience.”Since 2014, there’s been an increase in entries in the category. “[It’s] a confirmation of the large volume of effort and innovation that agencies put into the medium,” reads South African media news site, Bizcommunity.Other jury members include:Paul Wauters – co-founder/executive creative director, Babel, Paris, France (jury president)Chris Smith – group creative director, The Richards Group, Dallas, USAChuck Rachford – executive creative director, Cossette Chicago, Chicago, USALarissa Kirschner – vice-president, creative director, Publicis, New York, USAOliver Handlos – creative lead of activation, Grey, New York, USARalph van Dijk – founder and creative director, Eardrum, Sydney, AustraliaTom Eymundson – chief executive, Pirate Group, Toronto, CanadaAbout the LIACreated in 1986 and formerly known as the London International Advertising Awards, the awards honour excellence in the fields of advertising, digital, production, design, music and sound, and technology. In 2004, the word “advertising” was removed to reflect that the awards observed more than advertising in a fast changing media industry.“The juries are comprised of the most talented, recognised and awarded individuals from within their respective fields,” reads the LIA website.“Jury members are required to attend from the commencement of judging through statue discussions.“Every member on each jury panel, including the jury president, judges all entries (they are not permitted to judge their own work) in their respective media without bias as to origin of work by country, company or individual.”Source: Bizcommunitylast_img read more

Ohio’s Crop Progress — April 10th, 2017

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest There were 0.8 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending April 9, according to Cheryl Turner, Ohio State Statistician with the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. A very wet week has kept producers out of the fields. There was a lot of rain in the beginning of the week followed by some snow on Thursday. The week ended with a warm weekend which helped dry some fields. Wheat remained in good condition, despite ponding and delays in top dressing.Read the full report here.last_img

PBA D-League: Che’Lu routs Batangas-EAC

first_imgMANILA, Philippines–Che’Lu made quick work of Batangas-Emilio Aguinaldo College, 89-63, in the 2019 PBA D-League Tuesday at Paco Arena in Manila.ADVERTISEMENT View comments 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 Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy The Revellers raced to an 11-1 lead and never wavered en route to its second win in three outings.Sean Manganti scored 20 points while Jessie Collado notched a double-double with 19 points and 12 rebounds for Che’Lu.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Revellers were relentless from the opening tip and led by as much as 34 points.Che’Lu broke the game wide open in the middle quarters where they outscored EAC, 48-25, to take a 71-42 advantage heading into the final frame. Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UAAP commended for helping promote 3×3 basketball Kyle Carlos had 13 points for the Generals, who slipped to 1-2.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

Senior Winnipeg police officer says powers needed to hold runaways

first_imgAPTN National NewsHow to handle chronic runaways is often a problem for police services.In Winnipeg, at-risk-youth are often picked up and then taken back to places like group homes, only to run away again.Now, one Winnipeg police officer believes there may be other options to help vulnerable teens.APTN’s Dennis Ward has this story.last_img

SMU And Louisville Are Two Of The Best Teams Ever Banned From

2016Louisville238+19.65 YEARTEAMWINSLOSSESRATING 2003Georgia198+18.94 2016SMU255+19.65 SMU and Louisville are among the best teams to be banned 1992UNLV262+20.74 Any shining moments for Louisville and Southern Methodist will come and go before the NCAA Tournament begins. Although the Cardinals and Mustangs each rank among the nation’s top 20 teams according to Ken Pomeroy and others, both were barred from the 2016 postseason amid scandal.(SMU’s ban, for academic fraud, came from the NCAA; Louisville banned itself in an attempt to avoid harsher sentencing when the NCAA finishes investigating allegations that the team used strippers and prostitutes in its recruiting efforts.)By the numbers, these are two of the best teams ever to be banished from postseason play. Since the NCAA tourney expanded its field to 64 teams in 1984-85, only one banned team has had a better statistical profile, the 1991-92 Runnin’ Rebels from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. (We used adjusted differential between offensive and defensive Pomeroy ratings for seasons since 2001 and estimated the differential for earlier teams using Daniel Myers’s research on schedule-adjusted historical team ratings.) 1991Kentucky226+18.87 Sources: Kenpom.com, Daniel Myers, Sports Reference That UNLV squad wasn’t at quite the same level as the version that went 69-6 over the previous two years under the leadership of future NBA talent such as Larry Johnson, Stacey Augmon and Greg Anthony. But its best player was J.R. Rider, a future NBA 20 PPG scorer,1Granted, also a chucker and anti-glue guy. and a few of his teammates had brief stints in the pros. Louisville and SMU, by contrast, each carry only one top-100 NBA prospect apiece — Chinanu Onuaku (No. 56) and Shake Milton (No. 87), respectively — and even those guys are at the fringes of the mock draft universe. (The Cardinals’ fifth-year senior transfers Damion Lee and Trey Lewis may eventually get a shot at the NBA but are by no means locks.) Rick Pitino and Larry Brown can punch weight with the towel-chomping Jerry Tarkanian, but in terms of record, efficiency and roster, the ’92 Rebels were probably the best of the three.Still, it’s a relatively close contest. And let’s emphasize again that two of the top three banned squads in recent memory both hail from the 2015-16 season. In what seems destined to be a wide-open NCAA field this year, the Mustangs and Cardinals could have seized upon that opportunity and produced deep tournament runs. But by running afoul of the NCAA, they’re here instead, hypothetically runnin’ with the ’92 Rebels rather than taking the court against present-day teams in the real-life tourney. read more

Editorial Not decimated but badly bruised

first_img Related Items:#magneticmedianews, #tcistrong, #TCIwillrebuild Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, September 26, 2017 – Providenciales – Some Turks and Caicos Islands residents do not like how some international media are portraying the devastation brought on by Hurricane Irma.   They think the stories are far flung, short-sighted and lopsided.    That the reporters are only capturing what was destroyed, not what withstood the treacherous system on September 7, 2017 or what is already being rebuilt.There are those who wish it would be said that TCI buildings proved, in large part to be tougher than the super typhoon which was much oh so more than a Cat5 in strength.    And that electricity restoration is happening at rapid pace on the so called Caicos Islands of Middle Caicos, North Caicos and Providenciales.While it is clear some disgruntled writings are also laced with fantasies about how grim it really is for the country, there are indeed pockets of sunshine amidst the real mess mostly Irma has left behind.Still, to me and many others it does stifling harm to those seriously struggling since the hurricane when there are talks about it not being ‘that bad’ despite the early September hurricane cutting the resort availability down to four properties, forcing major employer and tourist draw, Beaches TCI to take a 90 day closure for rebuilding, destroying whole apartment complexes, cutting off employment, bringing damage to all but one public school and hurricane Irma caused at least three islands to be classified as in a State of Emergency.While figures on how man structures and vehicles were damaged, how many people were displaced and how much hurricanes Irma and Maria will cost us; we can say that our country risk insurance (CCRIF) gave us $13.6m in claims money.  Following  hurricanes Hanna and Ike in 2008, the payout was less that half of that.Yes there is evidence of a country on the rebound, resilient to withstand history’s strongest hurricane; but there is also evidence of a country badly wounded and in desperate need of repair and resuscitation.Both positions can be the story simultaneously and for the Turks and Caicos both states of being are our reality.   But since we are a country and community so closely woven that we feel each other’s pain, and as long as people are homeless, jobless, roofless, school-less, car-less and business-less; it is ‘that bad.’And that fact is not make believe.#MagneticMediaNews#TCIwillrebuild#tcistrong Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Happy Day for Turks and Caicos, Southwest Airlines marks first flight PDM Administration moving ahead with crack down on shanty construction Recommended for you NEOC UPDATE AFTER MARIAlast_img read more