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“Jail ain’t doing nothing for him,” mother tells court after son slapped with simple…

first_imgA 19-year-old man on Friday found himself in hot water once again after he was slapped with another larceny charge when he appeared before Magistrate Leron Daly at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Don CameronDon Cameron, who is no stranger to the courts, denied the allegations that were made out against him.Police stated that on June 19, 2018, at Alexander Street, Kitty, Cameron stole one Samsung phone valued $45,000.Cameron’s mother told the court that she adopted the teen when he was a baby and after he found out she was his foster mother two years ago, “he got wayward”.She told the Court that the teen no longer resided with her and that he was previously convicted on a simple larceny charge and sentenced to two years’ imprisonment at the New Opportunity Corps.Further, the woman noted: “When he came out, he was smoking weed and behaving disorderly.”She confessed that she was tired of Cameron’s behaviour and “jail ain’t doing nothing for him”.The Police Prosecutor objected to bail being granted and asked that the lad be remanded. The prosecution assured the court that the defendant would be placed under supervision and would also be sent for a mental evaluation.Bail was refused, and Cameron was remanded to prison until August 4, 2018.last_img read more

Huskies Shut Out in First Game of Provincials

first_imgUltimately the Huskies lost 0-5 to the Coaldale Copperheads.Fort St John Huskies coach Todd Alexander was disappointed with how the game went and how the team played. “The other team went out and played a good hockey game, while our team had a lot of individuality and uncharacteristic game plays tonight. We didn’t bring our A game.”Other scores from day one of the Junior B Provincials saw the Red Deer Vipers beat Calgary Royals Gold 4-1, Wainwright Bisons beat the Wetaskiwin Icemen 5-0 and the Peace River Navigators lost to the Beverly Warriors 5-2.Advertisement FORT ST JOHN, BC- The Fort St John Huskies faced a devastating loss to the Coaldale Copperheads last night at the North Peace Arena.The Pups entered the rink looking for a win to help secure top placement in the 2018 Junior B Alberta Hockey Provincials and walked away with a disappointing 0-5 loss. Entering the first period, the Huskies played strong offence until the Copperheads began maximizing their opportunities.- Advertisement -The Copperheads scored their first goal in the first period at 7:03 bringing the score to 0-1.Ty Abbott of the Copperheads shone in the second period. He scored his team three impressive goals within the single period, ultimately bringing the game to 4-0.As the third period was crossing the halfway marker, Jaden Smith of the Coaldale Copperheads scored the closing goal of the game. Advertisement Day two of Provincials starts at 10 a.m. with the Red Deer Vipers taking on the Peace River Navigators.  That game will be followed by Wetaskiwin Icemen playing the Coaldale Copperheads at 1 p.m. The Huskies will play their second game at 4 p.m. against the Wainwright Bisons and the Beverly Warriors and Calgary Royals Gold will play the last game of the day at 8 p.m.  All the games will be played at the North Peace Arena. Single day game passes are available online at www.energetictickets.ca or at the gate.You can also watch all the games played at the North Peace Arena live on Facebook at www.facebook.com/energeticcity or energeticcity-beta.mystagingwebsite.com/provincials.last_img read more

Champs Gor, AFC seek return to happier days

first_img0Shares0000New Gor Mahia head coach Hassan Oktay gestures during a training session at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on December 11, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards fans have had smiles few and far in between since the start of the 2018/2019 Kenyan Premier League transitional season with K’Ogalo winning only one of their domestic competitive fixtures this term while their nemesis Ingwe are still searching for their maiden win.In three matches, Gor, the defending champions have won one and lost two, against Bandari FC and last weekend’s 1-0 beating at the hands of Kariobangi Sharks who completed a rare double over them after their KPL Super Cup win on December 1. The loss to Sharks was like the twisting of a knife on Gor’s chest coming just a week after their Champions League exit in a tie they were more or less guaranteed of winning, but the side must now pick up and put their domestic campaign in order.Gor play Chemelil Sugar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Wednesday afternoon, head coach Hassan Oktay hoping that his side can bounce back to winning ways in a big way.Despite the early season blip, the tactician who has taken over from Briton Dylan Kerr believes his side will come good once they deal with the little gremlins of transition and get their momentum right.They will be hot favorites taking on Chemelil, the millers having picked up four points in four matches with a victory, two losses and a draw. Their lone victory this far came off a 2-0 result over struggling Mount Kenya United last weekend.Chemelil have beaten Gor Mahia only twice over their last 20 league meetings and the last time the men from Awasi partied after a Gor victory was in 2010 when they blanked the side 3-0. The other victory was in 2009 when they won 2-1 in Nairobi.Over the consecutive meetings, it is K’Ogalo who have had the last laugh and the best result Chemelil have afforded over the record champions is a barren draw in February 2016.-AFC Look for first victoryAFC Leopards head coach Marko Vasiljevic watches on during his side’s Kenyan Premier League clash against Sofapaka at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 22, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile in Nakuru, winless AFC Leopards will be out to find their mojo with new boss Marko Vasiljevic yet to record any victory since his appointment having been elevated after his would-be boss decided to walk out on the side barely a month after his appointment.AFC have three points off three draws and a loss and the Serb will be hoping their first three points can come against Posta Rangers against whom they play on Wednesday afternoon at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.Posta are in transition having decided not to renew head coach Sammy Omollo’s contract and have since penned a deal with John Kamau who had erstwhile been appointed as Technical Director.AFC find themselves in favor with the bookmakers as out of 17 meetings between them, they have only lost once to the mailmen and picked four victories with the rest of the seven ties ending in draws.-Stima entertain SofapakaSofapaka FC head coach Melis Medo reacts on the touchline during his side’s Kenyan Premier League match against Ulinzi Stars at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluMeanwhile in Kisumu, on-form Western Stima will welcome a Sofapaka side struggling to get their feet on the ground after massive changes in pre-season. A new coach, almost new team and the side is struggling to get their mojo, though there have been signs.Stima who regained their spot back in the top tier after a season in the National Super League have been in superb form and remain one of the only four unbeaten teams placing second on the log with 10 points off three wins and a draw.Head coach Paul Ogai seems to have injected some brilliant form into the side especially their defense which has conceded only twice in four games.Not much of the same can be said of Sofapaka who have conceded seven goals so far, an average of at least two per game.They have won only one match, their opening day 2-1 victory over Mount Kenya United and lost 2-1 to Bandari before posting identical 2-2 draws against AFC Leopards and Ulinzi Stars, all coming after they scored the first goal in the game.Head coach Melis Medo has conceded he is worried by the defense and the attack; he says the side creates chance after chance but their conversion rate is low, while the rate at which they are conceding goals is alarming.For the Stima trip, they will miss the services of Cliff Kasuti who is serving a one match ban after his red card last weekend against Ulinzi Stars. Kasuti was handed his second yellow after being substituted, the ref carding him for joining the celebrations on the pitch after John Avire’s late equalizer.-On-form Mathare tackle BankersMathare United midfielder Kevin Kimani wheels away in celebration after scoring the opener against Posta Rangers in a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on December 29, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluElsewhere, another unbeaten side Mathare United will look to continue in their imperious start to the season when they face a struggling KCB side at the Kasarani Stadium.KCB who made a return to top flight after three seasons are yet to taste victory and have only one point off a hard earned 1-1 draw against Bandari in Machakos.Mathare on the contrary have been firing from all cylinders and lead the standings with 10 points, separated from Western Stima by goal difference.The bankers who spent massively in the transfer window to also put up an almost entire outfit expect a tough duel and head coach Frank Ouna knows only too well that another drop in points will pile pressure on his shoulders.-Bandari, Zoo rumble in KerichoHigh flying Bandari who are placed third will meanwhile make the long travel of close to 800km to Kericho to take on Zoo as they also look to guard their unbeaten start.Victories over Gor and Sofapaka injected some confidence in Bandari, but back to back draws against KCB and Stima have slowed down the momentum.Zoo have lost thrice and won once, against Chemelil, but no one should ever count them out especially at their backyard in the green stadium. Last season, these two sides drew 2-2 in Mombasa and 1-1 in Kericho.-Shark attack on the MountGor Mahia’s Bernard Ondiek attempts to take a shot under pressure from Kariobangi Sharks’ Tom Teka during their KPL Super Cup clash on December 4, 2018 at the Kasarani Stadium. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaMeanwhile, Kariobangi Sharks will look to steal a top spot before the weekend when they take on struggling Mount Kenya at Kasarani. Despite having new owners and a change of name, the side has not had the fortune of results with the players said to be de-motivated due to unpaid salaries and allowances.“The problem is off the pitch. Not inside the pitch. The management are better placed to talk about that,” head coach Antony Mwangi says.Sharks are in superb form and the victory against champions Gor last weekend will definitely buoy them into this fixture with a bust of confidence.KPL midweek fixtures: Mount Kenya United v Kariobangi Sharks, Gor Mahia v Chemelil Sugar (Kenyatta Stadium, Machakos), Posta Rangers v AFC Leopards (Afraha Stadium, Nakuru), Zoo Kericho v Bandari FC (Kericho), Sony Sugar v Kakamega Homeboyz (Awendo), Mathare United v KCB (Kasarani), Western Stima v Sofapaka (Moi Stadium, Kisumu), Nzoia Sugar v Ulinzi Stars (Sudi), Tusker FC v Vihiga United (Ruaraka).0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

How will England Under-21 sensation look in Liverpool’s team?

first_img Danny Ings Liverpool are set to sign Danny Ings once the striker’s contract with Burnley expires at the end of June.A transfer fee is yet to be agreed upon, but the 23-year-old will be a Red next season.After having Daniel Sturridge out injured for the majority of the season and the other Liverpool strikers scoring just eight goals between them, Brendan Rodgers was in desperate need of a forward.Meanwhile, Ings was the Clarets’ star player in their brief time in the Premier League.The forward scored 11 goals during the 2014/15 campaign and impressed against several sides, which has convinced the Nothern Irish manager that he is worthy of a place in Anfield’s first-team fold.But just how will the England Under-21 star fit into Liverpool’s side?Here at talkSPORT, we have picked three Liverpool starting line ups with Ings included. A 4-3-3 Liverpool sideA 4-2-2-2 Liverpool sideIf Liverpool were to sell Raheem Sterling, here is a predicted line up without the England winger.Agree? How would you change the Anfield side? 1last_img read more

MADELEINE: BRITISH POLICE USE HELICOPTER IN SEARCH OVER PORTUGESE COAST

first_imgMadeleine in Donegal, pictured second from left in April 2007. She disappeared in Portugal two weeks later.BRITISH detective have used a Portugese air force helicopter in a fresh search for Madeleine McCann.Digging at six sites is due to begin in the Praia da Luz area where the toddler disappeared in May 2007.Military photographers, who were accompanied by the British policemen, took pictures of the local beach and other areas of the resort where detectives plan to dig for clues. However there are still tensions between the British and Portugese authorities after reports that London detectives were refused permission to raid the homes of suspects.They specifically want to talk to three ex-employees of the hotel where Madeleine disappeared.The case is being followed closely here in Donegal where Maddie’s dad Gerry has many cousins and other relatives.He had brought the girl here in April 2007 for an Easter break before the trip to Portugal. The British detectives include forensic experts with specialist equipment. MADELEINE: BRITISH POLICE USE HELICOPTER IN SEARCH OVER PORTUGESE COAST was last modified: May 9th, 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:donegalmadeleine mccannportugalsearchlast_img read more

Dunfanaghy Text Alert meeting to mark one year milestone

first_imgDunfanaghy Text Alert will be holding its first A.G.M on Wednesday night 21st February at 8pm in the Shibin function room behind the Oyster Bar in Dunfanaghy. The meeting marks a one year milestone for the service which sends messages to subscribers from Gardai advising them of suspicious or criminal activity in their local area. It also supports existing Community Crime Prevention Programmes.Guest speakers on the night will be Vanessa Clarke from Muntir Na Tire, and Donegal Text Alert Coordinator and Crime Prevention Officer Sargent Paul Wallace will also be present. Other members of An Garda Siochana are being invited subject to availability on the night. Chairperson Michael Mc Clafferty has invited all members along to this event and also any new members who are interested in joining. He said: “This is a public meeting and you don’t have to be a member to attend.” Mr Mc Clafferty shared some information regarding registration renewals this year: “We hope that you have found the service useful throughout 2017 and we look forward to working with you again in 2018. It also needs to be pointed out that not all renewals will be up at present, the reason for this is as 2017 was our first year and it was new to everyone in this Area and Neighbouring areas also who asked to join the Service it took a great deal of time to get from door to door to explain how it would work in detail. “So for this reason, some members may be asked to renew a little earlier than your actual date may fall due. The reason is we are trying to get all or most members in together as best we can for 2018 to tie in with the A.G.M as it’s all voluntary work. The public will appreciate we want to make it convenient as possible for all involved within the service.” Collection Boxes will be introduced on the night to help reduce door to door calls where possible.Should anybody wish to express an interest in joining our Committee in 2018 please contact 0838274397 or E Mail dunfanaghytextalert@gmail.com.Dunfanaghy Text Alert meeting to mark one year milestone was last modified: February 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Communitycrimedunfanaghy text alertlast_img read more

#GilroyStrong: San Jose Sharks to sign autographs at fundraiser

first_imgThe San Jose Sharks are joining the #GilroyStrong effort to raise funds for victims of the July 28 shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival.Fans may attend a Monday afternoon meet-and-greet and autograph session in Gilroy with players Logan Couture, Tomas Hertl, Brenden Dillon and Kevin Labanc; former team members Jonathan Cheechoo and Jamie Baker; and Sharks radio play-by-play announcer Dan Rusanowsky.The Sept. 9 event will run from 4:30 to 6 p.m. at the Veterans Memorial Building, 74 W. Sixth …last_img

Bird Flew Over Dinosaurs

first_imgAn exceptionally-preserved fossil bird could be mistaken for a modern agile flyer—except it’s dated early Cretaceous.This will put new stress on theories of bird evolution. Science Daily just published this bombshell headline: “Tiny ancient fossil from Spain shows birds flew over the heads of dinosaurs: Exceptional 125-million-year-old bird discovered.” That’s right: despite what we’ve heard for years about birds evolving from dinosaurs, this fossil proves that modern-looking birds “capable of aerodynamic prowess like many present-day birds” were flying overhead at least 59 million years before dinosaurs are thought to have gone extinct.The exceptionally-preserved fossil is described in Nature’s new open-access journal Scientific Reports so anyone can read all about it. “Soft-tissue and dermal arrangement in the wing of an Early Cretaceous bird: Implications for the evolution of avian flight” is the title. One of the co-authors is Luis Chiappe, curator at the Los Angeles Museum of Natural History.“The anatomical match between the muscle network preserved in the fossil and those that characterize the wings of living birds strongly indicates that some of the earliest birds were capable of aerodynamic prowess like many present-day birds,” said Chiappe, the investigation’s senior scientist.“It is very surprising that despite being skeletally quite different from their modern counterparts, these primitive birds show striking similarities in their soft anatomy,” said Guillermo Navalón, a doctorate candidate at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom and lead author of the report.Who’s calling what primitive? The press release says “at least some of the most ancient birds performed aerodynamic feats in a fashion similar to those of many living birds.”But isn’t there 25 million years between Archaeopteryx (150 million years) and this agile little bird? Actually, the paper points to Protopteryx from China, dated 131 million years in the evolutionary scheme, and says this:Although still showing a suite of primitive skeletal traits, even the earliest enantiornithines (i.e., Protopteryx fengningensis) had already developed forelimb elements of modern proportions, a carinate sternum, and an advanced pectoral girdle including a triosseal canal for the passage of flight muscles, all of which suggest active flapping flight and a wing stroke similar to that of present-day birds. Integumentary similarities with modern birds, such as wings with identical feather arrangement and a well-developed alula (i.e., bastard wing), also point to the same functional conclusions. The preservation of three important patagia—propatagium, alular patagium, and postpatagium—together with the above-mentioned dermal system in the wing of MCCMLH31444 [the fossil under consideration], an Early Cretaceous enantiornithine, lends strong support to the notion that these primitive avians had achieved aerodynamic competence comparable to those of many modern birds.That shortens the distance to 19 million years from Archaeopteryx, but there are still paleontologists who think Archaeopteryx was capable of powered flight, too (7/03/14). At least it had flight feathers and many of the traits for flight. Archaeopteryx might have even devolved from a flying bird, according to one paleontologist (11/12/13), putting the origin of flight even further back than 150 million years.Another astonishing thing about the new fossil from Spain is the exceptional preservation. Clear impressions of muscles, tendons, and follicles and other tissues are seen in the limestone slab that preserves a good section of a wing. “The fossil preserves the anatomy of the wing’s patagia and different connective structures associated with the attachment of the remigial feathers in exceptional detail,” they say. They mention “soft tissue” seven times in the paper. It’s not clear any original material is preserved unmineralized, so one should not assume it is; they do, however, speak of it in this way:The preserved portions of the ulna, radius, and metacarpals, and the complete manual digits, are all surrounded by abundant remains of epidermal and dermal connective tissues in close association with plumage. Eight to nine large and strongly asymmetrical primaries, 10–12 secondaries, and the remains of plumulaceous coverts are preserved as carbonized keratinous structures. A halo of brownish-to-yellowish epidermic and dermic tissue outlines the skeletal elements of the wing except for the ungual phalanges of digits I and II and their keratinous sheaths. The connective tissue associated with the plumage shows the same post-mortem folding of the skeletal elements, indicating that these soft tissues are preserved in anatomical position.An elemental analysis was performed on one portion of the wing, suggesting there really is original material present:Feathers are composed by higher concentrations of K, O, S, C and Fe as well as traces of Ti; connective tissues show a remarkably different composition from both the matrix and the fossil feathers, with a much more flat profile and a higher peak of P and Ca, evidencing the underlying calcium phosphatization process.This fossil shows that a modern-looking, agile bird was flying over the heads of Compsognathus, Iguanodon, Brachiosaurus and other familiar dinosaurs of the Early Cretaceous, if not over other dinosaurs from the Late Jurassic. It also means that its tissues were “exceptionally preserved” for at least 125 million years in the Darwinian scheme. “The remarkably modern anatomy and arrangement of the connective tissues preserved in the wing of MCCMLH31444 implies that Early Cretaceous enantiornithines had already developed forelimbs morphologically well adapted for flight,” the authors state. This conclusion contrasts sharply with the Jurassic Park imagery of a world dominated by reptiles and pterosaurs giving way after the extinction (estimated 66 million years ago) to birds as their modern descendants. Birds had already been there long before.Mary Schweitzer is Back, Confirming Soft TissueSpeaking of original biological material, Mary Schweitzer (the one who broke the story of dinosaur soft tissue in T. rex in 2005) is back with a new paper in PNAS, authored by a team asking whether melanosomes (pigment bodies) in fossils are primordial or bacterial in origin. The summary says,Melanin is a widespread pigment that provides black to reddish brown hues to organisms. Recent evidence has shown that melanin is retained in exceptionally preserved fossils, including feathered dinosaurs, allowing the reconstruction of ancient color patterns.In order to rule out contamination or replacement, they studied chemical, experimental and morphological evidence from a number of fossils of different organisms in different geological settings. The result of their analysis “allows us to dismiss the alternative suggestion that these structures are microbial in origin.” It’s real, in other words: “melanin is widely responsible for the organic soft tissue outlines in vertebrates found at exceptional fossil localities.” So is the dark material on the bird fossil from Spain original organic melanin? The Nature paper didn’t say, but it appears possible since the bird probably had melanin in its wings when alive, and the fossil was exceptionally well preserved. See also the summary in Science Daily which quotes Schweitzer on how to find melanin:“One way is by looking for keratin. Feathers contain keratin. Melanosomes are buried deep within the feather tissue, not on the surface, and they are covered with keratin, which is a very tough protein that has been shown to persist through time. If they are melanosomes, then that amorphous material should be keratin”The Nature paper did mention keratin associated with the bird fossil in the form of keratin sheaths and carbonized keratin structures. What’s it going to take to get Darwinians to give up on their stories? Their web of belief is as strong as steel. If it were not, the abundant falsifying evidence from the Cambrian explosion would have done it long ago, but here, 156 years after Darwin’s little black book, they still explain it away and almost completely ignore their critics.This means that clear-headed people like CEH readers are going to have to understand this evidence and its implications, and teach a new generation the truth, rescuing as many as possible from the Darwin bigots and their hypnotists in the classroom. Illustra’s new Design of Life Trilogy can be a useful teaching aid for that campaign. (Visited 49 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Legal Aid South Africa spreads its net

first_img21 January 2013 Unemployed people or those earning less than R5 500 a month will now have more information on how to access state-sponsored legal advice and representation when charged with a crime, facing an eviction, or needing legal help with family, contract or other matters. This is according to newly appointed regional operations executive for Legal Aid South Africa in Mpumalanga and Limpopo, Mpho Kgabi, who took over the reins at the beginning of 2013. “As the two provinces are mainly rural, my main goal is to bring justice centres closer to the communities, as most of the people lack information on legal representation,” Kgabi told African Eye News Service. “Our team will liaise with ward councillors and mostly traditional authorities to ensure expansion in rural areas by supplying pamphlets through poster distribution so everyone has access to information to understand the services we offer.” Kgabi said her work would include keeping her Justice Centre staff motivated to serve communities at all times. She said her team would also liaise with the National Prosecuting Authority, the justice department, NGOs and community-based organisations.For the poor and unemployed She warned that chance takers who did not deserve legal aid would not be serviced. “Legal aid is, in a nutshell, for the unemployed or persons earning R5 500 or less per month. Because we get tax money to spend on legal assistance for the poor, we must make sure the person applying for legal aid really qualifies. “We ask a person who needs help to tell how much money he or she gets every month as wages or a salary, and what they own, like a car or house. We then give them a form to fill in all this information, and a Legal Aid official is always available to help with this,” Kgabi said. A person who gets any state grant or a state old pension automatically qualifies for legal aid, but he or she will be asked to show official documents that proves this. “In criminal cases, children always get legal aid and do not have to do a Means Test, but in civil cases the family will have to meet the Means Test requirements,” she said.Types of cases handled Kgabi said Legal Aid SA does not provide help for cases involving traffic fines, small offences where jail time is less than 3 months, claims for money owed that is less than R12 000, civil cases that do not have merits for success, as well as other cases excluded in the Legal Aid Guide. The organisation has delivered 90% and more of its business plan annually and has received 10 consecutive unqualified audits from the Auditor-General. Legal Aid SA has assisted more than 400 000 people per annum across South Africa. “This high performance is a result of strong vision and strategic planning translated into clear business and implementation plans and effective monitoring, tracking of performance, commitment, dedication and passion for justice from the Legal Aid South Africa staff,” said Kgabi. She condemned legal practitioners who took advantage of individuals facing criminal charges and illegally charged them for Legal Aid services. “We have a strong policy on dishonest behaviour. One practitioner was fired following a case brought to our attention in Middelburg in December 2011, after he illegally charged an individual,” she said.Justice centres, satellite centres Kgabi said the organisation delivers the bulk of its services through nine Justice Centres and 16 satellite centres in Limpopo in areas such as Makhado, Modimolle, Thohoyandou, Polokwane and Tzaneen, and four in Mpumalanga, which are Ermelo, Middelburg, Mbombela and Emalahleni. Legal Aid SA regional spokesman Isaac Dhludhlu said their organisational mandate in terms of the Bill of Rights was to protect, respect and defend the rights of children, women, the landless, evicted persons and farmworkers. “All accused persons who face prison sentences of more than three months without the option of a fine and who cannot afford their own lawyers, prisoners who have to stay in jail until their case is heard, or those who are already in prison who wish to bring an appeal, will receive our assistance,” said Dhludhlu. Source: SANews.gov.zalast_img read more

Play Your Part school activation kicks off in Atteridgeville

first_imgBy Ntombi Ntanzi“You are the new generation that’s going to change the way of doing things”, these are the words echoed by Brand South Africa’s General Manager of Marketing, Ms Sithembile Ntombela to the learners of Dr WF Nkomo Secondary School in Atteridgeville, during a Play Your Part school activation on Wednesday 16th May 2018.Brand South Africa through the Play Your Part programme continues to engage with the youth, specifically high school learners in a nationwide campaign.“This nationwide Play Your Part campaign is aimed at learners to ensure they are continuously introduced and made aware to be active citizenship from a young age, in order to grow communities of leaders, growing our youth that will carry the legacy and vision of South Africa in the future”; adds Ms Ntombela.The campaign kicked off in collaboration with famous comedians Goliath and Goliath, who are also Play Your Part ambassadors. They coached, entertained and educated through comedy by giving a masterclass to the grade 11 and 12 learners on realising your dreams.“Play your part is about you taking ownership. Start changing the world with little parts of the world that you are affected by”; said comedian Jason GoliathSpeaking to a Grade 12 learner – Leanna Mathatu at the school on what she took out from the Play Your part activation she said: “trust yourself, follow your dreams and take charge.”Book Ibhoni founder and a Play Your Part ambassador, Mpumi Mtintso spoke on the promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship under the theme “Play Your Part, turn your ideas into currency”.He expressed that every path that the young people take on for their future, career and passion needs to speak to the county’s vision articulated in the National Development Plan(NDP). “Make sure you solve issues of poverty, inequality and the high rate of unemployment”, emphasized Mtintso.Some learners took to social media to share their gratitude;Lemonade ?‏ @MaleboMolapo1 May 16@DonovanGoliath @JasonGoliath @nickgoliath ..Thank you so much for coming to our school, I really enjoyed. I laughed so hardOn the 30th May 2018, the Play Your school activation will be heading to a school in Mpumalanga follow the conversation on @PlayYourPartSA  and  @Goliath_Goliath remember to  #PlayYourPart #GetInvolvedlast_img read more