2010 Fifa World Cup: Football teams 2

first_imgTop South African club Kaizer Chiefs playing the UK’s Manchester United in the final of the Vodacom Cup at Loftus Stadium, a venue for the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Manchester United won by four goals to one.Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: Chris KirchhoffMediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

Big sisters are there to help

first_imgSince 2009, 753 high school girls have benefited from the services of 18twenty8.(Image: 18twenty8) Big sister to many, Refiloe Seseane.(Image: Cadine Pillay) The women-led team at 18twenty8.(Image: 18twenty8)MEDIA CONTACTS • Refiloe Seseane+2711 431 3440 Cadine PillayHow would the lives of many adult women in South Africa have turned out if they had been guided and mentored by older professional women during their school years?This ideology is what drives the team at non-profit organisation 18twenty8 to empower young women from disadvantaged backgrounds, giving them the opportunity to explore different life and career choices despite their circumstances.The call to helpFounded in 2008, 18twenty8 is the brainchild of leading South African actress and philanthropist, Refiloe Seseane, who created the organisation as a result of her own personal struggles growing up.Seseane found herself, at age 28, working as an investment analyst in Cape Town – unfulfilled and conflicted with her life choices. She made a life changing decision to move back to Johannesburg and review the decisions of the last ten years of her life – hence the name 18twenty8 – and so began her work in acting.She has since graced television screens across the country, appearing in popular soap opera Generations and more recently The Wild, among other productions.A separate calling however, that of helping others who may be in the same situation as she was when she was younger, was beginning to manifest itself in her everyday life.This led to her decision to focus on young women who needed guidance towards their ideal careers.“I had a willingness to give back to the community, and wanted to make a difference with my life,” she says.After she was honoured with the Youth in Philanthropy Award by the Inyathelo – South African Institute for Advancement in 2010, Seseane was chosen a year later as a member of the Young African Women Leaders’ Forum, hosted by US First Lady Michelle Obama.She is now a member of President Barack Obama’s 2012 Young African Leaders Initiative and was named one of 60 changemakers by Spark International, an Australian initiative for social entrepreneurs.Providing guidance18twently8’s financial assistance programme provides beneficiaries with a variety of tools like study loans and bursaries, as well as help during the job application process.The organisation also runs various workshops where young women are enlightened on self-empowerment, career development and education issues. Another workshop, called Green Girls, focuses on environmental awareness and conservation.However, the programme that Seseane is most proud of is the Big Sister Network, in which a team of older, more experienced professional women provide all-round mentorship for the young girls who join.“I always thought that if I had guidance and advice when I was a young girl, my life would have turned out differently and consequently so would my life choices,” says Seseane.“Parents sometimes cannot relate to what their children are going through, so they are not able to give the assurance or guidance that is needed.”The big sisters, of which Seseane is one, encourage the young women, who are mostly between the ages of 18 and 28, to view higher education as an attractive and necessary tool for their empowerment.To be considered for sponsorship or financial assistance, participants have to be enrolled in an academic institution and demonstrate leadership qualities, with a willingness to give back to their communities.“Through 18twenty8, we aim to groom successful generations of women, thereby continuing our collective dream,” says Seseane. “I would like to think that, in its own small way, 18twenty8 is closing the skills, gender and race differentials in South Africa.”Since 2009, 753 high school pupils have benefited from the services of the organisation, with 22 of them going through the Big Sister Network.Realising a dreamPalesa Phora (19) is one of three participants whose education is being sponsored by Deutsche Bank. She is currently in her first year of a bachelor’s degree in law and international Relations at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg.Recalling the events of the day she received the good news, Phora says she was so shocked, she cried.“My mother was relieved as she had been stressing about the financial burden of putting me through university.“I have no excuse to not pass as I have been given the tools I need to get through university. I still feel a great sense of joy when I think about it. I am so blessed!”Phora lived in Soweto with her grandparents for the first 10 years of her life, before moving to Benoni on the East Rand to stay with her mom, a single parent, and two younger sisters.“They really look up to me and in a way, they are my mentees,” she says, referring to her siblings.Despite her youth, Phora is already showing signs of determination. Through her education, which will later involve specialising in international law and foreign policy, she plans to use her degree to strengthen relations between South Africa and the rest of the world.“I want to be in Parliament one day, and I want to play a role in getting the youth active in politics and educating our citizens about their constitutional rights,” she asserts.“I just want to be very involved in getting South Africa to flourish because we do have the potential to be a great nation.”Phora started off with many goals and dreams for her future, but much like Seseane, she was not without uncertainty. In high school, her career thoughts ranged from journalism to business and later politics.“When I turned 16, my view of the world changed. I had dreams of being a very powerful and revolutionary woman and hoped to spread my influence throughout the world,” she says.Her hopes of fighting for women’s rights and representing the ‘universal woman’ have remained to this day.When she joined 18twenty8 in 2010, Phora suffered from a low self-esteem and a fear to venture out of her comfort zone. Through the organisation she received a mentor and attended events and workshops that helped her focus her ideas.“It exposed me to various women who had faced similar challenges as me but still managed to make a success of their lives, and that gave me hope,” says Phora.Mentoring is essentialPhora believes that South Africa’s education system pressures pupils into making big career decisions by choosing their matric subjects in grade 8. However, it does not necessarily expose them to the various options available to them beyond matric, nor does it equip them for the real world.For this reason, she says, mentors are a great help, because a mentor is usually someone who has travelled that path and is willing to guide you through it but still allows you to make your own decisions and learn your own lessons.“My mentor gives me invaluable advice regarding my degree and shows me how I will apply my skills in a work environment,” says Phora.“Our relationship is personal and well-rounded. She is someone I can call at any time of the day and can speak to about anything and everything.”The Big Sister Network has made a huge difference to how she carries herself and has made a positive impact on the decisions she makes on a daily basis, Phora says.She has advice of her own for girls in difficult situations: “Education is important. If you know better, you do better.”This is echoed by Seseane, who says young women should go to school and stay in school, as education is the key to everything that matters in life.“Stay focused and connect with one another, don’t doubt yourself,” she maintains.The team at 18twenty8 hope that one day the organisation becomes a national asset where people can share their views on education and mentorship.last_img read more

Cabinet meets to map out programme of action

first_img11 June 2014The first lekgotla (special meeting) of South Africa’s newly appointed Cabinet got under way in Pretoria on Tuesday, bringing together ministers, provincial premiers and other senior officials to map out the government’s programme of action for the year.The three-day meeting is being chaired by Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa in the absence of President Jacob Zuma, who was ordered by his doctors to take a few days’ rest following his hospitalisation for medical check-ups over the weekend.Zuma will outline the new administration’s programme for the year in his State of the Nation address to Parliament on Tuesday, 17 June.Speaking to reporters shortly before the start of Tuesday’s meeting, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said the main items on the agenda were the National Development Plan (NDP), the government’s medium-term strategic framework, and the ongoing mining strike on South Africa’s platinum belt.Radebe said the Cabinet ministers would look to the NDP as well as the African National Congress’s (ANC’s) election manifesto when drawing up the government’s programme of action.He added that the Cabinet would pay special attention to the issues of local government service delivery, unemployment, poverty and inequality“Our president is deeply concerned about the protests that have been happening around the country. We are going to make sure that we go into those areas with concrete responses.”Radebe said the long-running strike in South Africa’s platinum mining sector had had a debilitating effect on the economy.Members of the Association of Mineworkers and Construction Union (Amcu) downed tools on 23 January, demanding a basic monthly salary of R12 500. So far, the industry and employees have lost billions of rands in earnings and forfeited wages.Two weeks ago, the government to set up a special task team to facilitate negotiations between the unions and mining companies. On Monday, however, Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi pulled the team out of the negotiations, putting the onus on the companies and unions to find common ground.Radebe said the impact of the strike showed that the mining sector still played a major role in the country’s economy. “We need to ensure that we encourage the resolutions of the strike so that we can begin with the implementation of the NDP.”Regarding President Zuma’s health, Radebe said the Deputy President was in constant touch with Zuma.“The President is improving. The Deputy President has reported to us that he is resting to ensure that he is ready for the State of the Nation address next week.”Zuma’s office said he had met with all his new ministers and deputy ministers in May, to go over policy priorities and his expectations of them.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

TR.OD Cute Lovely Rabbit Bunny Ear Wire Headband Hair Band DIY Hairdressing Scarf Random Colors, Surprise in the post

first_imgI adore these and are great for any head measurement as they are wired they can be modified to match and they never go or slide close to. Colours also as it was a great surprise.Very good assortment of hair bands they go with a whole lot of points but they are a little bit on the flimsy aspect i have improved quality types from primark.I bought a peach with blue dots.Key specs for TR.OD Cute Lovely Rabbit Bunny Ear Wire Headband Hair Band DIY Hairdressing Scarf Random Colors:Cute and beautiful.Simple and thick shape in Korean style.Sending it as ideal gifts, I believe all of you will love it..The lightweight, breathable, moisture wicking fabric is wind resistant and extremely comfortable to wear.Size£º80cm x 3.5cm.Comments from buyers“Surprise in the post, it arrived quickly and in good quality”It arrived quickly and in superior quality. You will not know what you’re going to get which does make it a bit uncomfortable, but at that cost i have no regrets. My sample was purple polka dots, it arrived rapidly and in fantastic top quality.I have bought pretty a few of these headbands, i believe they glance cute in very long hair and my daughter enjoys sporting them way too. Immediately after a when however the wire bends and is unattainable to straighten within the headband so they get too limited to twist in to form, it is a shame as they are nice. Added to the actuality that you cannot select the colour or product pattern i will purchase long term kinds from the retailers. I have favored the kinds i received (spotty) but they do get a whilst to arrive.It arrived quickly and in superior quality. You will not know what you’re going to get which does make it a bit uncomfortable, but at that cost i have no regrets. My sample was purple polka dots, it arrived rapidly and in fantastic top quality.I have bought pretty a few of these headbands, i believe they glance cute in very long hair and my daughter enjoys sporting them way too. Immediately after a when however the wire bends and is unattainable to straighten within the headband so they get too limited to twist in to form, it is a shame as they are nice. Added to the actuality that you cannot select the colour or product pattern i will purchase long term kinds from the retailers. I have favored the kinds i received (spotty) but they do get a whilst to arrive.Pretty pleasant band my granddaughter loves it.I adore these and are great for any head measurement as they are wired they can be modified to match and they never go or slide close to. Colours also as it was a great surprise.Pretty pleasant band my granddaughter loves it.I bought a peach with blue dots.Very good assortment of hair bands they go with a whole lot of points but they are a little bit on the flimsy aspect i have improved quality types from primark.last_img read more

U.S. Supreme Court decides not to look into EPA efforts in the Chesapeake Bay

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Many in agriculture were disappointed in the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision not to review a lower court ruling allowing the Environmental Protection Agency’s efforts in the Chesapeake Bay.While this action relates to the EPA’s “blueprint” for restoring the Chesapeake Bay, it has national implications related to the power and reach of the federal government under the Clean Water Act.“The EPA has consistently pushed the legal limits of the Clean Water Act, with the Chesapeake Bay blueprint and the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule being two of the most recent examples,” said Chip Bowling, National Corn Growers Association president , who farms on the Chesapeake Bay watershed in southern Maryland. “When Congress passed the Clean Water Act, their intention was to create balanced, practical policies to protect America’s water resources with a clear division of power between states and the federal government. In both of these cases, the EPA’s actions represent an unlawful expansion of their authority. That’s why we joined this petition on the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, and we are party to a lawsuit challenging the WOTUS rule.“We support the goals of the Clean Water Act, and we remain committed to working with the EPA and other stakeholders to protect our water resources.”last_img read more

5 officials detained for revelry at Shivneri fort

first_imgFive officials of the State Forest Department were booked by the Pune district rural police on Monday for allegedly holding a ‘liquor party’ in Shivneri fort in Junnar tehsil, 70 km from here.According to the police, the officials had indulged in inebriated revelry on Sunday night inside the fort premises on the eve of Shiv Jayanti celebrations. Maratha Warrior King Shivaji, who was born at the fort in 1630 C.E. had spent his childhood here.Some youths visiting the fort had filmed the officialsholding a drunken revelry in the fort premises. Junnar police detained the officials on seeing the clips. Two of them, Prakash Jadhav and Santosh Navgirhe, were suspended.With Junnar being actively promoted as the district’s ‘tourism tehsil’ , the officials had been assigned the task of upkeeping the fort premises and to prevent activities such as consuming alcoholic drinks on the premises.“A case has been registered against them under section 65 (e) of the Bombay Prohibition Act. While the officials were in the khaki uniform of policemen, they belonged to the State Forest Department,” said an officer from the Pune Rural Police.last_img read more

Land acquisition: Mayawati hits back, says Congress mother of corruption

first_imgUnder attack over violence in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Thursday launched a scathing attack on Congress and BJP on the issue of land acquisition, saying farmers in states ruled by the two parties were agitated over poor compensation. Addressing BSP workers from Delhi at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium in New Delhi, the BSP chief alleged that Congress is considered as the “mother of corruption” in the country. Mayawati, under attack from opposition parties in UP on the issue of corruption, used the opportunity to attack the ruling party at the Centre on the same issue. Citing irregularities in the run up to the Commonwealth Games, she said the money wasted in corruption could haver been used to upgrade the living conditions of people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar who have come the national capital to earn a living. Mayawati alleged that the “corruption” during the Commonwealth Games had the patronage and encouragement of Congress-ruled Delhi government. On the issue of land acquisition, said before accusing her party of wrongdoings on acquiring farmlands in the backdrop of violence in Bhatta Parsaul village in Greater Noida, Congress and BJP should take stock of situation in states ruled by the two parties. She claimed in Congress-ruled Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Maharashtra and BJP-ruled Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh, farmers were agitated over receiving poor compensation for their lands acquired by the state governments. “Right under the nose of the central government, lands of farmers ares being acquired in Delhi at poor rates,” Mayawati said. Mayawati said BSP would press for an amended Land Acquisition Bill in the Monsoon session of Parliament and if need be the party workers would ‘ghearo’ the Parliament House on the issue. She claimed that unemployment and recent hike in fuel prices have aggrevated the problems being faced by the common man but Congress-led UPA was not serious in dealing with the situation as its leaders were busy pursuing their “narrow political interests.” The BSP asked the cadre to prepare itself for the next assembly elections in Delhi and said they will have to work with a missionary zeal if they wanted to have the party’s government installed in Delhi.advertisement- With PTI inputsFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more