Pumping up Bok support for World Cup

first_imgRay Maota  Brand Soputh Africa CEO Miller Matola (top right) and other industry leaders took part in the Lead SA Bok Friday initiative. Matola in his Bok jersey “played his part” to support the Boks. (Images: Ray Maota) MEDIA CONTACTS • Shelley Viljoen  Primedia Broadcasting PR manager  +27 11 506 3000 • Brand South Africa  +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • Playing a part to back the Boks • Growing support for Play Your Part • New campaign for a better South Africa • New campaign to power South Africa’s ProteasSouth Africans have been mobilised to stand behind their beloved Springboks, the national rugby team, as they prepare to do battle in the 2011 Rugby World Cup.The tournament kicks off on 9 September – 23 October 2011.Brand South Africa showed its support by endorsing the Lead SA Bok Friday initiative at Primedia’s offices in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 26 August 2011.“We are proud of this initiative by Lead SA to garner support for our beloved Bokke and we as the IMC are proud to ‘play our part’ in bringing national pride back into sport,” Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola said at the event.Brand South Africa launched its Play Your Part campaign in June 2011 as a call to citizens to do whatever they can, big or small, to try and make the country a better place to live in.The organisation was in Port Elizabeth on 20 August to support the Boks as they faced New Zealand in a Tri-Nations clash.The Boks winning the game helped boost national pride – just as the Play Your Part campaign aims to do.Lead SA also encourages citizens to make a difference in the country whichever way they can.Drumming up Bok Friday fever at PrimediaMatola was joined at the event by Absa marketing and communications executive Happy Ntshingila, Deputy Minister of Sport and Recreation Gert Oosthuizen and Lead SA CEO Yusuf Abramjee, who is also head of news and current affairs at Primedia.Well-known South African personalities, including Zuraida Jardin, Tumisho Masha, John Robbie, Danny K, Alex Jay and Pabi Moloi, also attended the event and showed their support for the Boks.Abramjee said: “With the call to citizens to support the Springboks by wearing Bok jerseys on Fridays, we are also proud to introduce Claudia Nel who won the Pretoria News art competition for Lead SA.”Nel is a pupil at Hoërskool Menlo Park in Pretoria.The competition called on South Africans to submit artwork that can be used on Lead SA postcards.Nel’s contribution, featured on the front page of the Pretoria News, showed a face in colours of the South African flag and the city skyline in the background.Adding his voice at the Primedia gathering, Absa’s Ntshingila said: “We as Absa have always supported the Boks and there’s nothing bigger and better than getting behind our national teams, as we saw during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”Absa was an associate sponsor of the Boks for nine years before being named the official sponsor in March 2011 in a deal worth more than R50-million (US$6.9-million).The Boks will have a send-off party organised by Lead SA on 1 September at the Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton, where Danny K and La Vuvuzela will perform, among other artists.DStv’s Supersport channel will show the Rugby World Cup matches live and supply footage to other stations to ensure all 50-million South Africans behind the Boks.Rugby in South AfricaRugby has played a major transformational role in South Africa after the Springboks won the 1995 Rugby World Cup on home soil.The impressive victory by the Boks came a year after the first democratic elections in the country, which resulted in Nelson Mandela becoming president.The shot of Mandela and then-Bok captain Francois Pienaar hoisting the Webb-Ellis trophy at Ellis Park in Johannesburg has become an iconic national image.last_img read more

Protests in J&K continue over rape

first_imgProtests continued in the Kashmir valley on Tuesday over the rape of a three-year-old girl in Bandipora district, the officials said. The State police has constituted a special investigation team to probe the case and one person has been arrested. Even as the authorities closed several educational institutions in the valley, students took out protest rallies against the rape of the minor girl in Sumbal area of north Kashmir’s Bandipora district last week, the officials said. They said protests erupted at Women’s College at Maulana Azad Road here as the students came out of their classes and assembled in the campus. The students demanded stern action against the accused, the officials said, adding that later the protesters marched towards the Press Enclave here. Protests rocked Kashmir University in Hazratbal area of the city where students of different departments under the banner of Kashmir University Students Union assembled inside the campus to register their protest, the officials said.last_img read more

Grange: I Will Always Love Seaga

first_imgThe Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, the Honourable Olivia Grange, has paid tribute to the former Prime Minister, the Most Honourable Edward Seaga, who passed away today.Minister’s statement follows:“Some people make such a telling impact on people, communities and countries — and Edward Seaga was one of them.He was the kindest, most caring, most brilliant man I’ve ever known and I loved him dearly. It has been my greatest pleasure to learn from him and to work with him.He taught me to dine with kings and walk with beggars and to give respect to receive respect.Today on his 89th birthday, Jamaica and the world lost a great leader; and I have lost my teacher, my mentor and my friend.I give credit to Mr Seaga for much that I have achieved in my professional life.He saw great potential in me and invested his time and effort into helping me to rise and to contribute to the country that we both love.Mr Seaga loved Jamaica and our people. He understood the value of our culture and way of life in a way that few other people do. He dedicated his life to advancing Jamaica in every way; and we have become a cultural powerhouse because of Mr Seaga’s vision and service.All of us — especially those of us from West Kingston — are heartbroken today — he was ‘closer than a brother.’ But in this moment, we are also proud to have benefitted from, be associated with, and counted as family by Edward Seaga.And to us, he was and will always be family.Thank you for your service, Mr Eddie. Thank you for loving us and working so hard for each of us every day. Walk good. I will always love you.”last_img read more

Beck Wins Best Alternative Music Album For Colors 2019 GRAMMYs

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Facebook Email Amy Winehouse Best New Artist winner for 2007 | Photo: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Premiere Ceremony Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Backstage At The 2019 GRAMMYs | Photo Gallery 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Kacey MusgravesPhoto: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images Relive GRAMMY Week 2019 In Pictures H.E.R.Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage 61st GRAMMYs: Here’s Your Apple Music Playlist Fellow nominees Category 16 Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino by Arctic MonkeysUtopia by BjörkAmerican Utopia by David ByrneMasseduction by St. VincentThe experimental pop performer won Best Rock Album and Album Of The Year at the 57th GRAMMY Awards for Morning Phase.He joins a prestigious roster of previous category winners, ranging from David Bowie, The National and Alabama Shakes. 2019 GRAMMYs: Full Nominees And Winners List Who Will Voters Pick For Best Rap Performance? 2019 GRAMMY Awards Red Carpet Beck Wins Best Alternative Music Album beck-wins-best-alternative-music-album-colors-2019-grammys Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? 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Album Of The Year vs. Record Of The Year Explained Who Will Voters Pick For Best Latin Pop Album? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Beck takes home Best Alternative Music Album at the 61st GRAMMY AwardsRachel BrodskyGRAMMYs Feb 10, 2019 – 1:00 pm Beck won Best Alternative Music Album for Colors at the 2019 GRAMMY Premiere Ceremony. Watch the acceptance speech below. Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Poll: Who Will Voters Choose For Best Rap Album? Who Will Voters Choose For Best Alternative Album? Who’s Nominated For Song Of The Year? Photo: studioEAST/Getty Images Who Is Eligible For The Best New Artist GRAMMY? Album Of The Year Nominees | 61st GRAMMY Awards Lady GagaPhoto: Christopher Polk/Getty Images Poll: Who Do You Want To See On The Red Carpet? 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Gazipur road crash kills truck driver helper

first_imgRoad Accident LogoA truck driver and his helper were killed as the vehicle collided head-on with a covered van on Dhaka-Tangail Highway at Naotana area in Kaliganj upazila of Gazipur on Saturday night.The identities of the deceased could not be known yet.Naojar highway police outpost officer-in-charge Ohiduzzaman said the accident took place when a Tangail-bound covered van knocked the truck around 10pm, leaving its driver dead on the spot.The helper also sustained severe injuries during the collision.The injured helper was rushed to Shahid Taz Uddin Ahmed Medical College Hospital where physicians declared him dead.last_img read more