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first_imgCamarillo (19-10) led by as many as five points in the third quarter but faded down the stretch. “We just broke down on defense and gave up too many easy baskets,” said Danny Rasp, who scored 22 points. “We just couldn’t convert at the end, but we played them even until the end, when we had to foul.” Centennial (28-4) outscored Camarillo by 14 points in the second half. Gordon Galloway added 20points for Camarillo. “We just didn’t box out, and we had too many clumsy turnovers,” Galloway said. “Centennial had a good team, though.” Camarillo used its height advantage early on, forging an early eight-point lead on the strength of its inside game, led by Rasp and Galloway. Rasp scored 14 points in the first half, as Camarillo led 38-34. Galloway scored eight points in the first four minutes but was forced to sit for most of the second quarter after picking up his second foul. “They started doubling down in the second half, and there weren’t as many open opportunities,” Rasp said. “We kind of had to take what we could get.” Centennial rallied to take a four-point lead midway through the second period, but Camarillo finished the half with a 10-2 run, sparked by Rasp’s twoinside baskets and Issac Alonzo’s 3-pointer from the right corner. “It was good year. We played well, and we played hard,” Rasp said. Centennial’s Isaac Waters scored 18, and A.J. Chamberlain added 17. Camarillo hasn’t reached a final since 1972, when the Scorpions won the Southern Section 3A championship. Centennial last reached a section final in 1989, the same year the school was founded. This has been the most successful season since. gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661) 257-5218 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img CORONA – The Camarillo High boys’ basketball team came through with its best season in 35 years, advancing the Southern Section Div. II-A semifinals. But a chance to make the final – and to secure an automatic state-tournament berth – ended Tuesday with a 76-64 loss to Centennial of Corona at Corona High. last_img read more

first_img“I am very happy with the win because it is not very easy to win against Manchester City or Pep Guardiola,” said Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri.Liverpool now lead City by a point after Mohamed Salah’s hat-trick secured an impressive 4-0 win at Bournemouth.City had looked imperious in recent weeks, winning their previous seven Premier League games, and started in the same vein.However, Pep Guardiola’s men missed the injured Sergio Aguero up front as Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane wasted early chances.“Chelsea are a good team, good players but in the first half it was incredible, we were exceptional,” said Guardiola.“In general we were fantastic. I don’t have any regrets, we came and showed we wanted to win.“We created chances. They had one in 44 minutes and we conceded a goal, sometimes that happens.”Chelsea had barely been in the City half before taking the lead approaching the break, when Eden Hazard teed up Kante to fire into the roof of the net.However, it was the hosts who enjoyed the better of the second period and sealed a huge victory 12 minutes from time when Luiz’s looping header from Hazard’s corner dipped in via the crossbar.“It is difficult for us to find motivation but when we are (motivated), we are a very strong team,” added Sarri.“Today we played with a very good level of application, determination and the right level of aggressiveness.”– Salah back to his best –Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah completes his hat-trick in a 4-0 win at Bournemouth on Saturday © AFP / Glyn KIRKSalah had been rested from the start for Wednesday’s 3-1 win at Burnley that kept Jurgen Klopp’s men on City’s coat-tails, and the Egyptian looked to have benefited from a break as he looked more like the player who netted 44 goals in an incredible debut season at Anfield.The visitors were slightly fortunate to take the lead on 25 minutes when Asmir Begovic fumbled Roberto Firmino’s long-range shot and Salah’s follow-up effort was allowed to stand despite him appearing to be marginally offside.Salah made the game safe by showing determination to stay on his feet despite being fouled before finding the bottom corner early in the second half.Steve Cook’s own goal then made it 3-0 before Salah sealed his hat-trick by remaining remarkably cool to dribble past Begovic twice before prodding home.“What Mo did around his two goals in the second half was just exceptional,” said Klopp. “I don’t know at the moment a lot of players who would have scored these two goals.”– Man Utd up to sixth –Special Juan: Juan Mata returned to the Man Utd side and scored against Fulham in a 4-1 win © AFP / Paul ELLISUnited ended a four-game winless run in the league with a comfortable victory over bottom club Fulham.Jose Mourinho left Paul Pogba on the bench again as he rang the changes, and three of those brought in — Ashley Young, Juan Mata and Romelu Lukaku — scored in the first half.“We were strong, aggressive and intense,” said a happy Mourinho. “At times it was beautiful football. The first half was perfect.”Aboubakar Kamara’s penalty pulled a goal back for Fulham, but any hope of a fightback from the visitors was ended by a red card for Andre-Frank Zambo Anguissa and Marcus Rashford added a fourth for the hosts.Tottenham remain ahead of Chelsea and Arsenal in third courtesy of a 2-0 win at Leicester.Mauricio Pochettino could even afford the luxury of leaving Harry Kane on the bench ahead of Tuesday’s crucial Champions League visit to Barcelona as Son Heung-min and Dele Alli struck for Spurs either side of half-time.Arsenal extended their unbeaten run to 21 games but left it late to beat lowly Huddersfield 1-0 thanks to Lucas Torreira’s bicycle kick seven minutes from time.Ralph Hasenhuttl got off to a terrible start as Southampton manager as Callum Paterson scored the only goal in a 1-0 win to move Cardiff three points clear of the bottom three and leave Saints level on nine points with Fulham.Burnley also moved out of the drop zone by beating Brighton 1-0 to win for the first time in nine games, while West Ham’s third straight win — 3-2 over Crystal Palace — moved them into the top half.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Chelsea’s David Luiz celebrates scoring his side’s second goal in a shock 2-0 win over Manchester City © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Dec 9 – Chelsea inflicted champions Manchester City’s first Premier League defeat of the season with a 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge that allowed Liverpool to go top of the table on Saturday.N’Golo Kante and David Luiz were on target for Maurizio Sarri’s men as City paid for failing to take advantage of their first-half dominance.last_img read more

first_imgAURORA-watchers are in for the best display in years – as the Northern Lights make a dazzling return to Co Donegal skies.Experts say Friday night and Saturday night will see a wondrous explosion of colour with the north and west of the county the best places to see dancing lights.Reports from parts of Inishowen and Fanad had glimmers of the Aurora Borealis but Friday night and Saturday night will see spectacular displays. The new arrival of the phenomenon here is because there have been two large explosions on the Sun and huge amounts of magnetically charged particles have been hurled into space towards Earth.Known as Coronal Mass Ejection (CME), they can produce many different colours, with green, pink, red, blue and yellow all possible.Often the particles are deflected by the earth’s magnetic field, so the best places to witness it are close to the poles where the field is weakest.Parts of Canada and northern Europe have already seen the results, with north Donegal next. Now we need more clear skies over the weekend….will make things interesting for those attending a star-gazing trip to Tory, singing outside at the Dunfanaghy Jazz Festival, or just enjoying the night on an Inishowen beach.THEY’RE BACK! MASSIVE SOLAR STORM BRINGS BEST NORTHERN LIGHTS DISPLAY IN YEARS was last modified: September 12th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Aurora BorealisDisplaydonegalFanadInishowennorthern lightslast_img read more

first_imgAaron Mc Glynn, a member of Finn Valley AC and a student at Coláiste Uladh, Ballinamore was in commanding form over the weekend winning the English indoor U17 800m title at Sheffield.Having won the heat Saturday it was all to play for midday Sunday against the best from England, Scotland and Wales.With 250m to go he was ahead pushing a determined pace and stretching the field going on to take the win in 1.56.06. A notable victory for this young lad building on what was a most outstanding year in 2015.He was one of two Irish winners over the weekend Ciera Neville a talented 60m girl from Limerick also winning.GLENFIN ATHLETE LANDS ENGLISH INDOOR 800M TITLE was last modified: February 14th, 2016 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:a member of Finn Valley ACAaron Mc Glynnglenfinlast_img read more

first_img***Applications for Management Positions***We are seeking applicants for the following management roles for 2017: Senior Manager, Reserve Manager, U-21 Manager. All applications must be submitted in writing to Martin Duggan, Secretary CLG Cloich Cheann Fhaola. Applications will also be accepted via email to secretary.cloughaneely.donegal@gaa.ie.***Closing date for applications is November 30th! *** ***Minor Board Presentation Night***The minor board will be holding their presentation night in Óstan Loch Áltan on Friday, Nov 25th at 8:00 pm. A special guest will be in attendance.***Club Lotto***Numbers drawn on Wednesday, Nov 9th were 1,4,5,6,16,19! There was no jackpot winner so jackpot rises to €3,900! We had 1 match 5 winner; congratulations to Dan Doohan (Dandy!) who wins €100! The draw takes place each Wednesday evening at the bingo in Óstan Loch Áltan. Tickets are on sale in various outlets throughout the parish and prior to the bingo each Wednesday evening. ***October 100 club draw***Congratulations to the following winners:€500 Kevin Mulhern€100 each to Michael Geaney, Martin Duggan, Maire McGee (buses), Pat Mc Nickle and Mary Harkin***Gym Competition***Many thanks to all who took time to submit suggestions for a name for our Gym; we had many great suggestions submitted! The winning entry and the new name for our gym is “Faola Fitness” which was submitted by Kellyanne Curran! Congratulation to Kellyanne who wins 6 months free membership for herself!***Scór News****Congratulations to Conor Ó Gallachóir who is now through to the County final in Scór na nÓg amhranaíocht and Recitation after his performance at Saturday nights competition in Glenfin. Date for the county final is yet to be confirmed. Maith Thú Conor and best of luck in the final!****2017 Season Tickets/Club+ Cards**** For those wishing to purchase a season ticket for that special Christmas present – your ticket will need to be ordered by December 4th to ensure delivery on time. Prices are as follows: Adult Season Ticket- €99, Juvenile (U16 Season Ticket) – €20, Adult Club+ – €200For those who attend Club and county games you will find the Adult Club Plus card of great value; this card includes admission into all Adult Club games run by Donegal CCC together access to all Inter-county Allianz League games; Donegal’s opening Championship game and the Club Finals in Croke Park on March 17th. As a bonus to your club Donegal GAA will donate $100 of the fee to your chosen club when you purchase the club card.Tickets can be purchased online via www.gaa.ie/tickets/gaa-season-ticket/.Please ensure you choose Cloughaneely on the drop down for your club to ensure your club receives the $100 rebate against it’s levies.*****Alternatively please call Marie on 086-8351996 for information and she will be happy to complete the online application for you. ***** Cloughaneely GAA Club inviting applications for vacant senior management role was last modified: November 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CloughaneelyGAASportlast_img read more

first_imgHealthy Walks Group: The Healthy walks group continues to every Wednesday Morning from the CPI Centre at 10:30am. Everyone is welcome to come along. We are also starting a on Saturday mornings starting this Saturday 24th Leaving the CPI Centre at 11:00am. Everyone is Welcome. Castlefinn Community Alert Scheme: A meeting will take place in the CPI Centre on Tuesday 4th December at 8:00pm to launch the local community alert scheme. Superintendent Vincent O Brien and Crime Prevention Officer Paul Wallace in association with local Gardaí will be in attendance on the night to give a talk on keeping safe and secure in winter. Everyone is welcome along to the talk and if you would like to get involved in the scheme we would also love to see you on the night. Refreshments will be served. For further details please contact Corina in the CPI Centre on 074 – 9143976/ 0873289170.  Whist: Ladies. 1st Geraldine Vambeck, Lifford with 182, 2nd Patsy Mc Granaghan, Castlefinn with 170 and 3rd John Mc Granaghan, Castlederg with 168. Gents: 1st Joe Corry, Castlederg with 171, 2nd Angus Stewart, Lifford with 168 and 3rd Malachy Browne, Raphoe with 167. 1st Half, Willie Meehan, Castlefinn with 87. 2nd Half Nellie Carlin, Castlefinn with 87. Snowball next week is €110 for €182 or better. Big Whist Drive Wednesday 28th November at 8:00pm. Scorecards €10. Supper will be served. Castlefinn & Districts History Club will present their very popular photographic Display in St. Marys hall Castlefinn on this weekend Sat. 24th. & Sun. 25th. Nov. from 12noon to 4pm. With up to 1000 old photos of people, places and events on display plus a list of new photos not previously displayed, there will be something of interest to all attending. We always welcome additional photos which can be displayed for the interest of the local community. Please come along and enjoy. Our new website is now up and running and can be viewed at www.castlefinn&districtshistoryclub.weebly.com  Robert Emmet’s: weekly bingo continues on Fri. Night with a prize fund of €2700.Our Monster Christmas Bazaar takes place this year in St. Mary’s Hall on Sun 2nd. Dec. commencing at 7-30pm. St. Vincent de Paul: Christmas is coming and Winter is well on its way. We at St. Vincent de Paul realise that this can be a very difficult time for families and for the elderly. Sadly, as the economic depression continues, for the first time in their lives many people are finding themselves caught up in a “poverty trap”. We would advise people not to approach Money-Lenders to bridge the gap in their budget. This results in borrowing money at exorbitant rates of interest and adds more pressure to families after Christmas. We help people from all walks of life. We provide practical help to those in need like the elderly, lonely and deprived. We are a place to turn to where people can find a confidential and non-judgemental listening ear. St. Vincent de Paul would like to reach out to anyone who may be struggling this year and encourage approaching us to see if we can help in any way. Please call into our office or lift the phone on 074-9146726 where you will be treated in a non-judgemental and confidential manner. LOCAL NEWS: CASTLEFINN COMMUNITY NOTES was last modified: November 19th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LOCAL NEWS: CASTLEFIN COMMUNITY NOTESlast_img read more

first_imgPEORIA, Ariz.–Bruce Bochy’s ride as the longest-tenured manager in baseball will come to an end on the final day of the Giants’ season.Ichiro Suzuki’s run as the oldest active position player will likely finish sooner.As Ichiro’s Mariners prepare for a trip to the outfielder’s home country of Japan and the Giants gear up for Bochy’s last year in the dugout, a pair of future Hall of Famers acknowledged one another Wednesday evening in Peoria.After Ichiro and teammate Jay Bruce exited their …last_img read more

first_imgA gala dinner marking the end of the Nicholl awards week in 2010. The late Gee Nicholl gives a speech at the 2001 event. (Images: Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting) MEDIA CONTACTS • Natalie Kojen  Publicist: Ampas RELATED ARTICLES • Made in 48 hours, Joburg style • African film is focus at Fespaco • Big grant for African filmmakers • SA filmmaker wins top enviro award • New Afrikaans film a hit Valencia TalaneThe Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Ampas) in Hollywood will honour the latest recipients of the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting at a gala dinner in Beverly Hills on Thursday 8 November.Among the five is South African filmmaker Sean Robert Daniels, from Pretoria in Gauteng. He wrote Killers, the story of a female contract killer whose dying mother asks her to come back to her hometown to end her life.As the story unfolds, it explores the relationship between the two women and the mother’s doctor.The 2012 edition of the competition had attracted over 7 000 entries from around the world, and since May the judges have been narrowing the entries down to the best five.“When I first discovered that I had been awarded the fellowship I felt stunned,” Roberts shared in an interview with Media Update in October. “It was a surreal experience.”For the past 26 years, Ampas – the body behind the Academy Awards, also known as the Oscars – has awarded these fellowships for the scripts that they consider most deserving.Exciting honourAn additional honour for Daniels is that he is the only non-American in the group, and the first South African to become a Nicholls fellow. The fellowships are each valued at US$35 000 (R301 969), with the money disbursed over the year of the fellowship, US$7 000 (R60 393) every quarter.To mark the beginning of their fellowship year, the group spends seven days in Los Angeles during the Nicholls awards week, where they are encouraged to network with industry experts during, and take part in, seminars. The week culminates in the awards dinner. Previous fellows also attend, along with the judging committee.The goal for the year ahead, according to the committee, is to have each of the fellows write a feature-length screenplay, the deadline of which is the end of the fellowship year.Finalists’ profiles are also distributed to producers, agents and executives in the field of talent development in LA to help encourage their entry into the world of film.Daniels studied film and television in Australia, completing an honours degree in screen arts. He currently lectures at the Open Window School of Visual Communication in Centurion, Pretoria. The school’s website recognises Daniels’s accomplishment as one of the notable achievements of 2012.Speaking about his excitement at the prospects of the year ahead, Daniels told Media Update that since the announcement of the winners, he had been approached by several producers from Hollywood. His students, he said, are the most excited, and he hoped that they can learn from his achievement that their own dreams of making films can happen.The competitionThe first Nicholls fellowship script to be made into a feature film, Closet Land, was written by Radha Bharadwaj, who had won a place in the programme in 1989, three years into its existence.Other notable scripts linked to the fellowship include Doug Atchison’s Akeelah and the Bee, a film that was released in 2000, starring Laurence Fishburne and Angela Basset. Atchison won a National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People Image Award for best screenplay.Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, was co-written by 1996 fellow Ehren Kruger, who also wrote Arlington Road, The Ring and the forthcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon.The screenplay for the Julia Roberts film Erin Brockovich, which was nominated in the 2000 Oscars, was written by a previous fellow, Susannah Grant.The fellowship was named – by his wife, actress and fellow writer Gee Nicholl – after producer and writer Don Nicholl, who died in 1980, five years before the programme was initiated.Having started as a competition only for aspiring writers in the US, it was broadened to accommodate writers from other countries whose scripts are written in English. One of the strict rules of the competition is that work translated from other languages does not qualify.last_img read more

first_imgThe opportunities of the digital age could be the engine of growth for South Africa, delegates heard at the Vision 2030 Summit. It needed more investment in skills and infrastructure, but it could use technology to push local innovation.The digital age offers South Africa the opportunity to change the face of our economy. (Image: Strike a pose photography)Sulaiman PhilipInvestment in information and communications technology infrastructure today will bear fruit before the National Development Plan (NDP) ends in 2030. Embracing the opportunities of the digital age could be the engine of growth in South Africa. This was the view of speakers at the Vision 2030 Summit held in Johannesburg between 21 and 22 June.As Limpopo Premier Chupu Mathabatha pointed out in his keynote address, to work towards a possible future we need to be able to visualise it. The NDP is that vision. “The people of South Africa, united in their diversity, have all embraced this future as visualised in the NDP. The challenge for all of us is to put shoulder to the wheel and work in unity towards this shared future.”The South African contextBrand South Africa’s head of research, Dr Petrus de Kock, set the context upon which South Africa needs to build. South Africa, despite its many challenges, remains a magnet for investment. For South Africans, it still offers the best opportunity for personal development. “We talk about vision but to transform our world we need imagination.”The world, De Kock pointed out, was still recovering from the economic meltdown of 2008. In some countries, especially Western economies, that had led to more aggressive inward-looking policies. South Africa had escaped the worst and as future growth would be driven by the Asian/African axis, we could grow if we were ready.“We talk about vision but to transform our world we need imagination,” Dr de Kock speaking at the Vision 2030 Summit. (Image: Strike a Pose Photography)The country and its people remained open and welcoming he said, and pointed to our tolerance as a society. “We exist in a unique context. We are unique in our constitutional acceptance of difference, religious tolerance for example. This is the identity of who we are.”The future can be in ICTPost and Telecommunications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams — like the speakers who spoke after her — championed the benefits of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. She has been a strong advocate for the benefits that that will accrue to South Africa if we embrace the digital world.“We need to integrate digital goals into our day to day lives. We need to become comfortable with the changes and benefits that will come. Most importantly, we need to be more than just consumers of the internet.”Ndabeni-Abrahams said South Africans needed to embrace the 21st century. The digital age, she said, would allow the country to show off the innovation of which we were capable. The deputy minister acknowledged that South Africa faced infrastructure challenges, but added that innovative solutions would help to make the best use of the infrastructure we had.“We have launched the Internet for All with a pilot project in the OR Tambo municipality. The idea is that no matter where you are, you will have access. We can find solutions that have South African characteristics.”Beyond infrastructure, South Africa’s shortage of skills in digital industries had hamstrung the growth of the sector. In response to this dearth, she pointed to the public-private programme with Google, which had undertaken to train 5 million coders over five years, as the way forward.“We need to work together to breach the skills gap. We need to find these innovative ways forward, solutions that show that not only are we spending, but that we’re gaining on more digitally advanced nations.”InfrastructureOne of the important benefits of the digital age highlighted by the deputy minister would be the lower cost of communication. Working towards lowering costs while still innovating was Siemens’ history in South Africa since it started doing business in the country in 1860.Sabine Dall’Omo, Siemens South Africa chief executive, highlighted the company’s relevance in South Africa. Its operations contributed R6.8-billion to gross domestic product (GDP) and its technology lay at the heart of 31 mega projects. From the first telegraph built, the company had been “driving innovation and now driving digitisation”.A benefit of the digital age often overlooked was the way technology was making it easier and cheaper to transfer technology to developing nations. This benefit had allowed Siemens to use innovations developed in more mature economies to benefit South Africa.It did so in the automotive industry, for example: “One hundred and twenty thousand cars — or 50% — of cars produced in South Africa are built using Siemens technology.”Siemens’ Sabine Dall’omo and Dr Petrus de Kock being interviewed after their presentations. (Image: Strike a Pose Photography)eCommerceTo highlight the importance of the internet to economic growth, the Chinese TELE company Huawei monitored sales on one day — 18 June 2017. The study highlighted the power and opportunity presented by e-commerce.Huawei studied the buying habits of people on T-Mall, the Chinese online shopping service.It found:In a five-minute spell 200 tons of milk powder were bought onlineIn a seven-minute period 200 million nappies were boughtIn a 26-minute spell 10 million lipsticks were boughtThe fastest time between order and delivery was 13 minutes85% of all orders that day were made on a mobile deviceThis, in the words of Leonard Chang, Huawei’s managing director of corporate industry development and marketing, showed the power e-commerce had to create economic miracles. If South Africa was to meet the growth requirements of the NDP it needed to embrace digitisation. “Connectivity is not only a human right but an economic growth right.”Digitisation could be the engine for growth. While South Africa had among the strongest ICT policy frameworks, investment from the government and the public sector had lagged. The company’s research had shown that for every additional dollar (about R12) invested in ICT infrastructure there could be a $5 benefit to GDP growth by 2025.In the recently released Huawei 2017 Global Connectivity Index, it was reported that South Africa led Africa in terms of connectivity but lagged behind the rest of the world. “If we go at the same pace as we do today, we may never catch up with the frontrunners. At the same time, we must realise there is no shortcut in climbing the ladder of digital transformation.”The NDP was a start, but the vision was never enough, Chang warned. The country needed to move faster to close the digital divide. South Africa needed a strong action plan with achievable targets. One area that needed improvement was building ICT talent.Building skillsMymoena Ismail, the CEO of the National Electronic Media Institute of South Africa (Nemisa), believes South Africa was closing in on the Mobile Moment – when there was at least one mobile smartphone per citizen.She explained that the world was close to a new kind of future. “We are going to see a convergence of a new kind of tech, one that seamlessly merges physical, digital and biological spheres. If we do not take advantage and adapt, we will not benefit.”Her organisation focused on developing e-skill capacity in South Africa by offering training courses across the country. “We are part of the solution to ensure South Africa has the necessary skills to be leaders in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.”In his address, Mathabatha said the NDP identified a stronger and better educational system and a more equal society as the keys to unlock economic growth. “The NDP envisions a South Africa where everyone feels free yet bound to others; where everyone embraces their full potential, a country where opportunity is determined not by birth, but by ability, education and hard work.“This is a vision embraced by all South Africans. The challenge, as I have said, is about navigating the routes towards such a future.”Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

first_img24 August 2016Today we welcome home Team RSA . They showed what it means to #teamSArise @MorningLiveSABC @SPORTATSABC pic.twitter.com/rAXS5FLzC5—Vaylen Kirtley (@VaylenKirtley) August 23,2016Hundreds of South Africans from all walks of life, complete with flags andvuvuzelas, greeted the South African Olympians returning home. Team South Africalanded at OR Tambo Airport early on Tuesday, 23 August 2016 from their successfulRio Games campaign where they won 10 medals, including two golds.Despite a delay of the team’s flight from Sao Paulo, the patient crowd, deckedout in South African flags and even in traditional dress, kept the celebratory moodgoing, with quintessential South African singing and dancing.#teamSArise Morefans have piled into the arrivals hall. Flags, banners, whistles and vuvuzelas in fullforce. ML pic.twitter.com/GbOMmThsjs— EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) August 23,2016Introduced by Minister of Sport Fikile Mbalula, the South African team receivedan ecstatic welcome from fans as they walked into the arrivals hall. The loudestcheers were for gold medal athlete Caster Semenya.#teamSArise CasterSemenya fans in full voice! ML pic.twitter.com/q5kWQ5b6k8—EWN Reporter (@ewnreporter) August 23,2016Fellow gold medal winner Wayde van Niekerk and silver medallist SunetteViljoen were unable join the rest of the team on their return. The other medalwinners, including rowers Lawrence Brittain and Shaun Keeling, the rugby sevensteam, swimmers Chad le Clos and Cameron van der Burgh, triathlete HenriSchoeman and long jumper Luvo Manyonga came out to greet the crowds, signingautographs and taking selfies with local fans.Crazy atmosphere at the welcoming in JHB right now !! #teamSArise @teamsouthafrica pic.twitter.com/u6KokYF8Br—Henri Schoeman (@H_Schoeman) August 23,2016Minister MbalulaIncase you missed out on this mornings greatness from South Africans welcomingtheir stars @MbalulaFikile. pic.twitter.com/jclOwhHxep—Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) August 23, 2016Mbalula thanked the entire team on behalf of the country, saying that everyoneshould be proud of “this bunch of winners… even those who didn’t win medals, wesaw them fighting for our country and (they) will become heroes next time”.@teamsa16 gets rewarded for theirhardwork by @sascoc & @MbalulaFikile during the mediapress briefing. #teamSArise pic.twitter.com/B0ZwWVnkaJ—Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) August 23,2016The minister presented the medal winners with incentive rewards promised bythe sport ministry before the games began. Gold medal winners would receive R500000, silver winners R250 000 and bronze winners R100 000.Gold medallists Van Niekerk and Semenya, Mbalula said, would also receiveR100 000 bonus for their wins, Van Niekerk would get an additional R50 000 for hisworld record. Silver medallists would get an extra R70 000 and bronze-winners R50000.Mbalula also reiterated that while the rewards may not be much compared towhat international stars receive, he vowed to do all he could to ensure that allSouth African athletes from all sporting disciplines are compensated better in thefuture and are able to focus on becoming world class athletes.Mbalula also awarded medals of excellence to the athletes for building SouthAfrica’s sporting reputation on an international level.@MbalulaFikile handing over medalsof excellence to @teamsa16 for theirhardwork at #Rio2016 . #teamSArise pic.twitter.com/QGCWEXiIui—Brand South Africa (@Brand_SA) August 23,2016Fans’ reactionsIncredible Support for South African Olympians arriving at ORTIA thismorning. #Rio2016#teamSArise pic.twitter.com/i6jPCtI5mD—gsport4girls (@gsport4girls) August 23,2016Xolani took an early Gautrain from Tshwane to get a front row view of thesporting heroes. “Ten medals is such a huge victory for the team and South Africa,”he said. “The two gold medals for running were especially cool, because it meansour athletes are now getting the international respect they deserve.”Madri from the East Rand, proudly waving a South African flag, said she owedit to the team to come out and welcome them back as thanks for all their hardwork, “especially Caster, she has been through so much to get where she is today,finally winning the gold”.Peter Davis from Johannesburg is also proud of the gold medal wins, butpointed out that both the swimming team and athletes in some of the lesser knownsports deserved to get as much appreciation for their accolades. “Also the rugby(sevens) team (who won the bronze medal), they fought hard for that medal. Iwatched all their games, and it was a tough fight… they really earned it.”On behalf of the team, Semenya thanked South Africans for their supportduring the Games, adding that her win in particular was dedicated to her family fortheir support in helping her achieve the ultimate prize of Olympic glory.Caster Semenya thanks the world for supporting #TeamSARise pic.twitter.com/s2X6Q91Bq9—Bafana Nzimande (@nzimandebafana) August23, 2016SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more