Advocate 2 June 2016Family First Comment: Interesting! When reality hits home – even to those who support the ideology…. “Smith claimed that transgender rights have “intersectionality with other competing rights, particularly the implications for women’s rights.” She said that when her young daughters shared a bathroom with transgender women, it made her worry the children would be harmed. “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults over six feet with deep voices entered,” she wrote in the statement. She went on to say that her “children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer. .… If we have all-gender restrooms which will accommodate trans folks, what do we do about women who are the survivors of rape, for whom it would be traumatic to share a public restroom where you take down your underwear, and there’d be men in the bathroom,” she said. Maya Dillard Smith, the interim director of the Georgia chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, has resigned from her position because she does not support the organization’s fight for the right of transgender people to use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity.Smith reportedly said the ACLU is advocating for trans rights at the expense of safety for women and children. In a statement to Atlanta Progressive News, the former director called the ACLU a special interest organization that “promotes not all, but certain progressive rights. In that way, it is a special interest organization not unlike the conservative right, which creates a hierarchy of rights based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activites.”The ACLU of North Carolina, Lambda Legal, and Equality North Carolina are suing the state of North Carolina in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina because of the anti-LGBT law the state passed in March. In a joint statement, the organizations said House Bill 2 “jeopardizes the more than $4.5 billion in federal funding that North Carolina receives” for public education. They filed the lawsuit “on behalf of several organizations and individuals who will be harmed by the law,” wrote the three groups in a statement March 27.HB 2 prohibits transgender people from using public restrooms or locker rooms that match their gender identity, if those are located in government buildings, including public schools and university campuses. The law, introduced and signed into law in less than 12 hours during a special legislative session March 23, also rescinds all existing LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination ordinances, prohibits new ones, bars residents from suing for discrimination in state court, and bars cities from setting a minimum wage higher than the state’s.Smith claimed that transgender rights have “intersectionality with other competing rights, particularly the implications for women’s rights.” She said that when her young daughters shared a bathroom with transgender women, it made her worry the children would be harmed. “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults over six feet with deep voices entered,” she wrote in the statement.She went on to say that her “children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer.”The former Georgia ACLU director said she believes that there must be a “solution” that balances the needs of women and transgender people in public accomodations, as if transgender people cannot be women: “Despite additional learning I still have to do, I believe there are solutions that provide can provide accommodations for transgender people and balance the need to ensure women and girls are safe from those who might have malicious intent.”In an interview with Atlanta TV station WXIA, Smith argued that cisgender (nontrans) women should not have to share bathrooms with trans women because it could be”traumatic.” “If we have all-gender restrooms which will accommodate trans folks, what do we do about women who are the survivors of rape, for whom it would be traumatic to share a public restroom where you take down your underwear, and there’d be men in the bathroom,” she said.READ MORE: http://www.advocate.com/transgender/2016/6/02/aclu-director-quits-says-trans-rights-threaten-womens-safety-video
Nolan Engmann DL 6-2 238 Huntley, Ill./Huntley Ryan Jackson DL 6-3 220 Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy Scott West DB 5-11 148 Naperville, Ill./Montini Catholic 2017 most improved player award. First team all-region wide receiver … earned the Most Outstanding Receiver award … honorable mention all-state academic team Nathan De Bruin K 5-10 158 Oskaloosa, Iowa/Pella Christian Zachary Drummond | DB | 6-1 | 178 | Van Meter, Iowa/Van Meter Evan Durbin | OL | 6-4 | 305 | Littleton, Colo./Columbine Gage Vander Leest | DB | 5-11 | 182 | Lynnville, Iowa/Lynnville-Sully Harrison Murray TE 6-4 245 Santa Rosa, Calif./Santa Rosa Junior College Linden Howe LB 6-0 208 Kearney, Neb./Kearney Catholic Zackary Gray WR 6-3 180 Scottsdale, Ariz./Notre Dame Preparatory School Garrett Smith | OL | 6-5 | 260 | North Richland Hills, Texas/Richland Linden Howe | LB | 6-0 | 208 | Kearney, Neb./Kearney Catholic Ian Corwin QB 5-11 173 Tulsa, Okla./Jenks Jayce Hunter | DB | 5-11 | 185 | Mission Viejo, Calif./Capistrano Valley Awarded 2018 Ironman of the Year by the Houston Touchdown Club … was a football academic All-State selection as a senior … named first team all-district as a wide receiver … named an All-State receiver … named a finalist for Houston Chapter of the Positive Coaching Alliance’s Triple-Impact Competitor Scholarship. Andrew Stafford II TE 6-3 220 Leawood, Kan./Rockhurst Nicholas Cagnetto DB 5-11 175 Denton, Texas/Lake Dallas Academic all-American in 2017 and 2018 … second all-time leading tackler at Legend H.S. … all-conference last three seasons in two positions William Hansen OL 6-4 265 Kansas City, Kan./Rockhurst Andrew Stafford II TE 6-3 220 Leawood, Kan./Rockhurst Michael Markett QB 6-0 190 Homer Glen, Ill./Marist Harrison Murray | TE | 6-4 | 245 | Santa Rosa, Calif./Santa Rosa Junior College Gage Vander Leest DB 5-11 182 Lynnville, Iowa/Lynnville-Sully All-District and second on the team in receiving … was a full-time, two-way starter … finished runner up in Missouri Class 6A … was the conference defensive player of the year … South Coast League honorable mention … Orange County all-star game participant. Mason Compton DB 5-10 165 Muscatine, Iowa/Durant All-state running back … all-district running back and defensive back Academic all-state … NHS President at Lynnville-Sully … Student Body President … 3.95 GPA William Hansen | OL | 6-4 | 265 | Kansas City/Rockhurst Second team all-conference, all-state academically Mason Compton | DB | 5-10 | 165 | Muscatine, Iowa/Durant Jordan White | ATH | 6-1 | 205 | Topeka, Kan./Washburn Rural 2019 Drake Football Commitments Ian Corwin | QB | 5-11 | 173 | Tulsa, Okla./Jenks Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School Ryan Jackson | DL | 6-3 | 220 | Plano, Texas/Prestonwood Christian Academy Jimmy Poremba OL 6-4 270 Wildwood, Ill./Warren Township Can play on both sides of the ball … all-district as a linebacker and running back Two-time all-state linebacker … all-state athlete 2018 first team all-state at QB … 2018 ESCC conference player of the year … academic all-state. Threw for 2,000 yards and ran for 1,000 Team was runner up in Missouri State Class 6A Scott West | DB | 5-11 | 148 | Naperville, Ill./Montini Catholic Three-time All-State -District in football, Three-time All-Conference in soccer Will participate in Shrine Bowl this summer Strong leg as a soccer player, end zone distance on kickoffs, range on field goals. Caden Meis | HB | 5-10 | 190 | Parker, Colo./Legend Second team all-district DB Long and athletic lineman Andrew Grout | OL | 6-4 | 285 | Castle Rock, Colo./Castle View Colin Howard WR 6-1 187 The Woodlands, Texas/Concordia Lutheran A two-year starter for Santa Rosa JC … SRJC Commitment to Excellence award winner First-team all-conference and second team all-state Colin Howard | WR | 6-1 | 187 | The Woodlands, Texas/Concordia Lutheran Parker Althaus | OL | 6-5 | 250 | Waconia, Minn./Waconia Nicholas Cagnetto | DB | 5-11 | 175 | Denton, Texas/Lake Dallas Nathan De Bruin | K | 5-10 | 158 | Oskaloosa, Iowa/Pella Christian Garrett Smith OL 6-5 260 North Richland Hills, Texas/Richland Parker Althaus OL 6-5 250 Waconia, Minn./Waconia Jayce Hunter DB 5-11 185 Mission Viejo, Ariz./Capistrano Valley DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University football team received an additional 20 commitments from student-athletes for the 2019 season, first-year head coach Todd Stepsis announced Wednesday, Feb. 6. The new commitments join the group of four incoming student-athletes who committed to the Bulldogs during the early signing period and will join the team in August.”This class is loaded. Loaded with gamechanger personalities and talents.” Stepsis said, “This group has dominant pass rushers, gunslingers at quarterback, big and physical offensive linemen, lockdown defensive backs, playmakers at wide receiver and tight end, linebackers that can run and hit, and running backs that can take it the distance. All will help us continue to build our roster the way we want to. It’s going to be an exciting fall.”Together, the 24-player recruiting class consists of student-athletes from nine different states; including Arizona, California, Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Oklahoma, and Texas. Eight members of the class were named to their respective All-State teams.The 2019 class joins a Drake team that boasted a nationally ranked defense and a league-high 22 All-PFL selections in 2018. Zachary Drummond DB 6-1 178 Van Meter, Iowa/Van Meter 13th all-time leader in receiving yards in Iowa Dynamic, multi-sport athlete (baseball, track and field, football) Caden Meis HB 5-10 190 Parker, Colo./Legend Andrew Grout OL 6-4 285 Castle Rock, Colo./Castle View Versatile. Can play as a pass-rusher or in a linebacker role. First-team all-league for football and basketball … All-CIty top 11. Has appeared on ESPN’s Top 10 Plays … strong volunteer and community involvementPrint Friendly Version Michael Markett | QB | 6-0 | 190 | Homer Glen, Ill./Marist Nolan Engmann | DL | 6-2 | 238 | Huntley, Ill./Huntley All-district honorable mention made history at Richland with a deep playoff run. 2018 all-area and all-conference Zackary Gray | WR | 6-3 | 180 | Scottsdale, Ariz./Notre Dame Preparatory School The all-time leader in Jenks H.S. history with 8,998 yards Accurate passer, and can scramble to extend the play Second team all-district and second team all-academic Evan Durbin OL 6-4 305 Littleton, Colo./Columbine Jordan White ATH 6-1 205 Topeka, Kan./Washburn Rural All-state and all-conference Academic all-conference Jimmy Poremba | OL | 6-4 | 270 | Wildwood, Ill./Warren Township
Tony Fernandes took to Twitter to declare his pride at QPR’s dramatic victory against West Brom.They stormed back from 2-0 down with Charlie Austin’s hat-trick securing a 3-2 victory which lifted them out of the bottom three and up to 15th in the Premier League.Rangers chairman Fernandes tweeted: “What a win what a win. That’s the way to win. Shows true character. Happy happy happy.”Austin tweeted a picture of himself with the match ball after the amazing triumph at Loftus Road, where he scored a first-half penalty before two close-range finishes after the break swung the match in QPR’s favour.Vice-chairman Amit Bhatia tweeted: “There are just no words to describe how amazing that was! I am just so very proud. Congrats @chazaustin9 u deserve every bit of this success.”And chief executive Philip Beard added: “There are Christmas presents and there are Christmas presents but watching Charlie score a hat-trick is the best present of all. Thx Santa!”Happy Christmas everyone! #hattrick #matchball #QPRfamily http://t.co/WvMOrhAeWz pic.twitter.com/DiIROt8qAV — Charlie Austin (@chazaustin9) December 20, 2014Meanwhile, Rio Ferdinand, who was again among the Rangers substitutes, tweeted: “Great character shown by the lads today. 2 zip down – 3-2 up!! @chazaustin9 shooting on sight !”And sidelined Rangers midfielder Alejandro Faurlin declared: “I’m seriously thinking of my next tatto to be @chazaustin9 what a striker my goodness!!!”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
(Visited 44 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 Here are more examples of farcical Just-So Stories from evolutionary biologists and psychologists. Pick your winner!Some reporters are still not learning to avoid Kipling-style headlines, because they should know by now that it opens them up to ridicule. Evolutionist Richard Lewontin spoke of “the tolerance of the scientific community for unsubstantiated just-so stories” 18 years ago (yet he defended it because of his prior commitment to materialism). Others within the Darwin camp have also criticized the brethren over this propensity, yet the farce has not only awakened, it never sleeps.How skates and rays got their wings (Science Daily): Members of the cartilaginous fish called rays (as in manta rays) use elegant flapping motions of their “wings” that employ ideal wave ratios for the most efficient propulsion (see ENV). Their fins are very different from those of other cartilaginous fish, like sharks. How did that evolve? Neil Shubin (author of Your Inner Fish) must have done a mind-meld with them to learn their story. Their ancient ancestor decided it wanted to move to the ocean floor, so (as the story unfolds), they “evolved from an ancient lineage of shark that dramatically altered its body plan to adapt to life on ocean or river bottoms.” Shubin’s buddy Nakamura tells how they engineered the changes needed to skate above the floor: “Skates appear to have redeployed a preexisting genetic module to the anterior of their fins, which enabled the evolution of their unique shape.” So they just had to tweak some genes, and Darwin took over.How Valley Girls learned to talk incessantly: (Science Daily): A picture of a marmoset begins this post about about a story coming out of Princeton University: “Chitchat, small talk could serve an evolutionary need to bond with others.” And thus, “Idle conversation could be a social-bonding tool passed down from primates, suggests new research.” Curious listeners might be prompted to ask, Did the primates invent this tool by design? Did they leave it in their will?How the beetle avoided evolution (Science Daily): This story begins, “About 100 million years ago, a tiny beetle flew into a coniferous tree and became engulfed in its resin.” We can hold the specimen in the hand today; that part is observational science. What this beetle did to avoid 100 million years of evolution is the tall tale, because by all appearances, “it has managed to remain so exquisitely intact after almost a million centuries of existence” and “We can see the mouth parts, which enable us to predict that this was a predator much like it’s modern relatives.” Seeing the beetle’s evolutionary path, though, requires training in divination. One has to hold the amber in the right light and look through it, as if gazing into a crystal ball. Then the image of Darwin appears.How the mite became a world traveler (Science Magazine): Don’t be alarmed when you learn you have tiny mites on your face. Everyone has them. They live in your eyebrows and hair follicles. They’re harmless; they just like to munch on your skin flakes. The just-so story starts when scientists take samples from different countries and weave a story about how they evolved, migrating out of Africa with early humans who populated the globe as man evolved; as Science Daily says, “using genetic testing to link the microscopic animal’s evolution to our own ever-evolving human story.” Emphasis on story. In this case, the scientists recruited the mites in the storytelling game, revealing that storytelling itself can evolve.“It’s shocking that we’re only just discovering how deeply our histories are shared with the mites on our bodies,” says Trautwein, who has traveled the world to sample mites and learn more about their cryptic lives. “They aren’t just bugs on our faces, they are storytellers. Mites tell us about our own ancient history–it’s a complex story, and we’ve only just scratched the surface.” [pun intended?]How the salamander got in touch with its inner fish (Science Daily): Salamanders are already tetrapods. How could they say anything about the fish that managed to crawl out onto the land and sprout legs and arms? They can’t really, until employed by the Darwin Storytellers. Then they become talking salamanders, channeling their inner fish that recounts its Adventures in Tomorrowland—a land where fins sprouted fingers, gills became lungs, and all body systems became overhauled for life in the open air. As they talk, “Strolling salamanders provide clues on how animals evolved to move from water to land” to the eagerly listening evolutionary biologists.How the birds survived the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs (Live Science): The day the asteroid hit, a bird ancestor had already enjoyed some 30 million years of life. It was working hard to lay some groundwork when a bright object appeared in the sky.That feathery common ancestor laid the groundwork for its innumerable descendants. When an asteroid hit the Yucatan Peninsula about 66 million years ago, it killed off the nonavian dinosaurs. So-called modern birds in South America survived and rapidly diversified, the researchers [i.e., storytellers] said.These modern South American birds then moved to other parts of the world via land bridges (even fliers need stopovers on land), diversifying during periods of global cooling, the researchers found.The storyteller is likely to improve his ratings if he can throw in some climate change, and maybe some plate tectonics, too. But teacher, why did the birdie wait 116 million years till after the asteroid hit to cross the land bridge? Shush, an evolutionary biologist says in Science Magazine. “The team’s results are ‘reasonably convincing, and their new insights make sense.‘” That’s all you need to know.How men got their beards: Christopher Oldstone-Moore is at a complete loss to Darwinize the beard. At The New Republic, he tosses around various stories that evolutionists have bandied about since the Bearded Buddha himself speculated about facial hair in The Descent of Man, when he even entertained Lamarckian processes. Evolutionary psychologists have gotten mixed results in surveys. Given this explanatory vacuum, why not try Jase Robertson‘s theory? “Men were created to have facial hair like women were created to be smooth-faced.” He’s echoing the stated opinion of the Duck Dynasty patriarch, Willie Robertson, who decided if that’s so, it’s wrong to scrape it off with a sharp object.How the world learned to breathe (PhysOrg): Deprived of oxygen, early bacteria swam around gasping for breath. One day, one of them invented photosynthesis out of a cyan-colored spot that emerged somehow. Oxygen bubbled out. It was the gift that keeps on giving! Finally able to breathe, these “cyanobacteria” shared their secret and set their goals high.This major oxygenation event, driven by billions of tiny organisms in the ocean, set the stage for a fundamental transformation of our planet – the evolution of complex life as we know it today.So that, children, is where all your favorite stories began. It was only a matter of time before photosynthetic bacteria invented giraffes, elephants and people. We could even say that evolutionary storytelling itself traces its ancestry to that major event!It’s fun to listen in on the evolutionary storytelling contests. They sure get away with some whoppers! The fun stops, however, when you realize that this is all that public school students are allowed to hear. At Evolution News & Views on the 10th anniversary of the Dover trial, Dr. Michael Egnor notes a sad fact that is not a just-so story:What has happened in Dover in the ensuing decade? In schools, presenting alternatives to Darwinian evolution not approved by the federal court is not an option. Violation of the court order is a federal crime (U.S. Code Title 18, Part1, Chapter 21, section 401). Teachers and students, while in school, are well advised to remain silent on their non-Darwinian views.The Darwin Storytelling Empire has struck back, growing an army of clones raised on a storytelling diet. Will lovers of academic freedom ever overcome the totalitarian regime of the dark side? Egnor whispers A New Hope:Outside of Dover schoolrooms, meanwhile, scientific inquiry is thriving. The Dover decision didn’t stop the debate. It fanned the flame. Research programs on ID are robust, ID conferences are flourishing, ID books are being published, and the Darwinists are fending off a rising tide of critiques from within the scientific profession and from scholars in other fields who question the adequacy of Darwinism to account for life and even question the coherence of the theory of “natural selection.” State legislatures are proposing and passing academic freedom laws. Darwin Day is now Academic Freedom Day.But the farce awakens. Join the resistance! Don’t let the phantom menace grow. We shall witness the return of the ID.
24 August 2007The issues of electricity security, improvements to South Africa’s criminal justice system, and skills development dominated the agenda of President Thabo Mbeki’s meeting with local business leaders in Cape Town on Thursday.The second meeting of the year between the Presidency and the Big Business Working Group discussed recommendations on how to manage the changeover to new capacity in the midst of tight electricity supplies in the country.Safika Holdings deputy chairman Saki Macozoma told reporters after the meeting that possible measures discussed included looking at the role of independent power producers (IPPs).According to a document on local government expenditure released last year by the National Treasury, a tender has been issued for IPPs to provide about 1 000 megawatts of new capacity by 2009.Other measures discussed at Thursday’s meeting included the role of renewable sources of electricity and continued demand-side management of electricity usage.Macozoma said the current electricity supply situation would not necessarily affect South Africa’s economic growth. At the same time, he emphasised the importance of raising awareness on saving electricity among both household and industrial consumers.State electricity company Eskom has already made considerable savings from such measures, a factor that would be critical during the next five years, the meeting noted.CrimeAnother key item discussed was the partnership between business and the government in tackling crime in South Africa.The meeting noted that crime levels were still high in the country, but expressed satisfaction with progress in key areas, such as the fight against organised violent crime and the overall re-engineering of the criminal justice system.The government made a presentation on a plan to improve the capacity and efficiency of the justice system. Details of the plan will be presented to the Cabinet before being publiched for public commentMacozoma said a key element of the plan was ensuring “systemic planning” across the criminal justice system.Skills developmentThe third key issue discussed at Thursday’s meeting was how investment in skills development had progressed in the country.Macozoma said skills development was a key focus area for business, with research showing that South Africa companies are generally spending about 4.7% of their payrolls on training, including the one percent already going to the skills development levy.Macozoma added that he was unsure as to the quality of this training, and said this was an issue to be examined in the future.A key question related to the training of artisans, whose skills are in great demand as South Africa experiences a construction boom.Source: BuaNews
In an effort to encourage children to read, ten-year-old Buhle Mthethwa will launch her book, The Big Fat Naughty Cat, on 2 December in Johannesburg.Buhle Mthethwa started writing The Big Fat Naughty Cat when she was nine years old. (Image supplied)Brand South Africa reporterBuhle Mthethwa, a 10-year-old girl, is on a mission to instil a culture of reading in her peers, one book at a time, starting with The Big Fat Naughty Cat. This is the young author’s first book. She wants to encourage children to read and write from an early age.The initial book launch takes place on Saturday, 2 December 2017 in Sandton, Johannesburg. Other book launches will follow from February 2018 in Cape Town and Durban.Buhle also plans to launch her book club, targeting children between the ages of four and 14. She enjoys helping those of her peers who cannot read properly, to read using books from the local library.SummaryThe Big Fat Naughty Cat is the story of Lira, her family and a cat. It is ugly, dirty and fat and is always hungry. Lira picks the cat up and takes it home, where she cleans it. It is welcomed into the family home with love.But Lira and her family are disappointed when the Big Fat Naughty Cat does not appreciate their kindness. Find out more about how the cat’s greed destroys Lira, her family and even friends, in The Big Fat Naughty Cat.Book launch detailsPlace: Profound Conference Centre, 181 Corlett Drive, Bramley, SandtonTime: 11:30-13:00Contact details:Email: [email protected]: @BuhleTheAuthorTwitter: @Buhle82047985You can also follow the conversation by using these hashtags on social media: #Learn2Read and #BookLaunch.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
5 August 2014It was nearly 20 years ago, on 7 October 1994, when Nelson Mandela stood up to address the National Press Club on 14th Street in Washington, DC. Then, the newly elected president of a democratic South Africa thanked the people of the United States for their help in ending apartheid in South Africa.On Monday this week, it was President Jacob Zuma’s turn to address the world’s biggest economy when he took to the same podium as Mandela to speak to the US press. His message was somewhat different to that of Mandela, though.South Africa has a much better story to tell, Zuma said. Its people have access to basic services like clean water and sanitation, and the country’s economy has grown tremendously since 1994. Close to half of its people are now in the middle-to high-income brackets.The number of people living in absolute poverty has been reduced, and 16-million are receiving social assistance from the state in the form of grants.Foreign direct investment in South Africa is growing, with 130 foreign companies either entering the country for the first time or expanding their investments last year, contributing to a total direct investment inflow of $8.2-billion, which is double the figure for 2012.Inflation has been reduced and the tax base had been expanded more than sevenfold, while the market capitalisation of businesses on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange has grown eightfold. Gross domestic product (GDP) has grown from $136-billion to $400-billion.Not bad for a 20-year-old, Zuma quipped.“We have made enormous strides in expanding access to free education, housing, electricity, clean water and sanitation to people who did not have these basic services before,” he said.“We increased our gold and foreign exchange reserves from 3-billion to 50-billion US dollars. We really have a good story to tell about 20 years of South Africa’s democratic rule.”But even the best democracies in the world have their challenges. And on Monday, Zuma shared with the America press how the country planned to sustain its economic growth while reducing the high levels of unemployment, poverty and inequality that still exist in the country.“We are the first to admit that we still have a long, hard road ahead of us as we confront the triple challenges of unemployment, poverty and inequality. Fortunately, we have a roadmap in the form of our National Development Plan, Vision 2030.”According to the NDP’s ambitious targets, poverty should be a thing of the past, unemployment should be reduced and growth should average an annual 5.4% by 2030.“These are not easy targets, but with determination and hard work, nothing is impossible,” Zuma said, adding that, even with its current challenges, South Africa had a sound economy, stable banking sector and vibrant population, all ingredients of a growing nation.Zuma also painted a picture of country that was now more open to investment, with about 600 US companies currently investing in the South African economy.“The presence of these companies demonstrates that South Africa is a viable investment destination,” Zuma said, adding: “We look forward to the further expansion of trade and investment opportunities with the US and other key markets.”Source: SAnews.gov.za
PBA IMAGESChe’Lu Bar and Grill-San Sebastian recovered from a poor start and pulled off an 83-79 come-from-behind win over AMA Online Education Thursday in the 2018 PBA D-League Aspirants’ Cup at Ynares Sports Arena in Pasig.RK Ilagan shot 6-of-11 from threes as he provided the lift for the Revellers with 22 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while Samboy de Leon flexed his veteran know-how in the fourth quarter where he uncorked seven of his 21 markers that went with six boards and two dimes.ADVERTISEMENT View comments NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NCAA volleyball: Arellano caps off elims with nipping of San Sebastián 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Che’Lu-San Sebastian spoiled the rousing debut of new AMA playmaker Robbie Manalang, who poured 28 points, three rebounds, and two assists in the loss.Genmar Bragais also had 16 markers and 13 boards, while Carlo Escalambre got 13 points and five rebounds.The loss, which was the Titans’ third straight, also hurt more with Andre Paras spraining his right ankle with 5:56 left in the game.The Scores:CHE’LU BAR AND GRILL-SAN SEBASTIAN 83 — Ilagan 22, De Leon 21, Calisaan 12, Batino 11, Bulanadi 8, Faundo 6, Jeruta 2, David 1, Costelo 0, Santos 0.ADVERTISEMENT AMA ONLINE EDUCATION 79 — R. Manalang 28, Bragais 16, Escalambre 13, Matillano 10, Porter 7, Paras 5, Antonares 0, Carpio 0, Garcia 0, Jordan 0, P. Manalang 0, Salonga 0.Quarters: 18-21, 35-39, 56-58, 83-79. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises MOST READ John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Coach Stevenson Tiu, however, saidChe’Lu-San Sebastian’s performance left a lot to be desired after the team fell behind 7-21.“We’re supposed to lose with the way we played the game,” he lamented. “Every game, we start slow. Whatever adjustment we do, that’s always the case.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLuckily for Tiu, Michael Calisaan, who also chipped in a double-double with his 12 points and 10 rebounds, and Alfred Batino, who got 11 markers and 11 boards, were solid down low to aid De Leon in the clutch and survive the Titans’ barrage.“We just decided to go to the veterans and thankfully, they responded,” he said of Revellers, who rose to 2-1. Read Next
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Man Utd boss Solskjaer echoes Busby: ‘If they’re old enough, they’re good enough’by Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveOle Gunnar Solskjaer says he will follow in the tradition of legendary Manchester United manager Matt Busby by focusing on youth development during his time at the club.The Norwegian has won his first two games in charge since taking over Jose Mourinho.18-year-old Angel Gomes came off the bench in Wednesday’s win over Huddersfield, and with fellow youngsters Mason Greenwood, Tahith Chong and James Garner knocking on the door, Solskjaer has hinted there will be more opportunities given to the club’s youngsters.”As Sir Matt once said if they’re old enough they’re good enough, we’re built on that tradition, we need young players coming through, it’s important in the academy,” said Solskjaer in his pre-match press conference for Sunday’s clash with Bournemouth.”I am looking to bring players through, we have two or three top talents in the U18s that are knocking on the door now, we’ve had a couple of injuries and fatigue has been involved but then they’re ready to step up. Neil and Ricky they keep me filled in.”
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Police are investigating after 25 vehicles had their tires slashed on Saturday night.Staff Sergeant Steve Perret with the Fort St. John RCMP said that vehicles in the vicinity of 86 Street between 96 Avenue and 85 Avenue had their tires slashed between Saturday evening and Sunday morning. “The Fort St. John RCMP is continuing their investigation into this senseless act of vandalism,” said S/Sgt. Perret.If you have information about this incident, contact the RCMP at 250-787-8100. You can also remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.