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Hip Hop superstar to help Limerick kids

first_imgNewsHip Hop superstar to help Limerick kidsBy Guest Writer – July 18, 2013 1054 Email Facebook Advertisement Linkedin Print Limerick groups benefit from university’s new Christmas tradition WhatsApp Twitter A seventh Snow White and her seven dwarfs Previous articleDaisy wilts in warm weatherNext articleHurling is Limerick’s new religion Guest Writerhttp://www.limerickpost.ie TAGSBarry BurkeDr Elizabeth O’MahonyEnable IrelandHip Hop starTommy ‘Guns’ Ly That day hip-hop saved my life RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Barry BurkeAN INTERNATIONAL Hip Hop star who lost his leg to cancer will be in Limerick next week to host a workshop for kids with physical and mental limitations.The event, which will take place at UL Sport Arena on Monday July 22 , will see American  Tommy ‘Guns’ Ly address up to 200 children and young people.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up The dancer, who spent his youth in foster care, rose to prominence as a dancer before his right leg was amputated after being diagnosed with bone cancer at the age of 18. He went on to find an international group called ILL-Abilities that is made up of dancers with mixed physical limitations.The Limerick workshop is organised by Paediatric Neurology Consultant Dr Elizabeth O’Mahony in conjunction with Enable Ireland and Limerick Hip Hop teacher Barry Burke.Dr O’Mahony said that she has witnessed unbelievable transformation in young students through dance.“The physical and mental benefits  are endless including core strength, co-ordination, tone, and motor planning. The mental health benefits like confidence, elevating mood, relieving stress and social inclusion are so important particularly in working children who often have significant challenges.“I hope to set classes up with Barry Burke in Limerick for children specifically with mixed abilities,” said the Canadian-born doctor whose family hail from Abbeyfeale.The worskshop, which is free of charge, is part of the annual Make a Move Festival which runs from July 22 to 28. For more information see www.makeamove.ie Enable Ireland sucks up the eco-friendly message Scenic route for County Limerick charity runlast_img read more

One of city’s top defensive players transfers to Gateway

first_imgHe will play his senior season at Gateway High School in the neighboring suburb of Monroeville, which is where Coleman’s family has recently moved.“He’s obviously a physical specimen,” said Gateway’s head football coach Terry Smith. “He’s very athletic and can move. (Coming to Gateway), he will benefit from much better resources to provide him a much better opportunity in the future.”Coleman was among the league leaders in tackles with 104 tackles—95 unassisted. He expects to see time on both sides of the ball, as he did at Peabody, at linebacker and running back.“Coach Smith is the man,” Coleman said. “I love the coaching staff here. It feels like more of a college football type of atmosphere here at Gateway. I practiced with the first-team this morning and I’m learning the new system. It’s a lovely feeling.”Coleman’s situation is just one of many. There are several things to be resolved with PPS facing athletic reform. There is still a lingering uncertainty of where kids in certain neighborhoods will play sports, namely football, this fall.Last October, the Courier reported on the uncertain futures of several athletic programs in the district. One, in particular, was Schenley. They, along with Peabody, will close in just weeks.“I’m totally upset that it has come down to this,” said Mark Brentley, District 8 school board member. “Using the Hill District as an example, (former superintendent Mark Roosevelt has) reconfigured the schooling structure there three times in four years. This decision has done nothing but hurt the students and it’s community.”In that 2010 report, it was mentioned that three schools—University Prep, Sci-Tech 6-12, and Obama Academy—were looking to merge as one for football, starting in the 2011-12 season. According to an unnamed source, that plan is still intact.In that plan, University Prep will be the new “U.S.O.” football team’s practice site, which is located in the Hill District. Sci-Tech is in nearby Oakland. But Obama will be housed in the old Reizenstein building in the city’s East End.“It’s taken work to transport the kids for the past three years,” Schenley’s principal Sophia Facaros said. “The transportation issue has been taken into consideration but we have to participate in the co-op that was established in 2009 by the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association with the three schools that participate in sports with us.”UPrep is currently housed in the former Milliones Middle School and Sci-Tech is in the old Frick Intermediate. They both have non-regulation sized basketball courts and that will cause them to have to travel cross-town for that competition as well.“‘I’d like to perhaps see UPrep and Sci-Tech have athletic traditions of their own,” Schenley’s athletic director Ken Saybel said. “They missed out the most because of the distance and the lack of identity that they currently have. But it may happen, depending how much support and participation they get.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected]) by Malik VincentJaylen Coleman, a first-team selection to the 2010 New Pittsburgh All-City football team and one of its best, will not play his senior season in the Pittsburgh Public School District. His former school, Peabody will close upon the conclusion of underclassman finals.last_img read more

Liriano, Volquez falter but Pirates rally to beat Yankees 6-5

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen singles off New York Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova during the first inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game at McKechnie Field in Bradenton, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) – Jacoby Ellsbury reached base in all three plate appearances of his New York Yankees’ spring training debut, scoring twice Wednesday in 6-5 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates.Ellsbury, who left World Series champion Boston for a $153 million, seven-year contract with New York, walked twice and had an infield single in the exhibition opener. He was on base in the second inning when Yangervis Solarte hit a two-run homer off Edinson Volquez.Pittsburgh trailed 4-0 but scored twice in the second and four times in the seventh, when Tony Sanchez hit a tying three-run homer against Chase Whitley. Chris McGuiness had a go-ahead single that drove in former-Yankee Chris Dickerson.Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Edinson Volquez throws in the second inning of an exhibition spring training baseball game against the New York Yankees in Bradenton, Fla., Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014. The Pirates won 6-5. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)STARTING TIMEYankees: Ivan Nova allowed two runs, two hits and two walks in 1 1-3 innings, facing eight batters and throwing 35 pitches.“I did maybe more than I was expecting in the first game,” Nova said. “My arm feels really good and the ball was came out of my hand well. It was a really good day today.”Pirates: Nelson Liriano gave up two runs, three hits and a walk in his one scheduled inning. He allowed four of his first five batters to reach.“I was just working on my sinker and fastball,” he said. “I’ll throw my breaking stuff later this spring. I use my slider a lot, but first I need to get my release point with my fastball. Physically, I feel 100 percent.”Liriano, the Pirates’ scheduled opening-day starter, was 16-8 with a 3.02 ERA last year and was selected NL Comeback Player of the Year.TRAINER’S ROOMThe Yankees scratched shortstop Eduardo Nunez from their lineup due to a stomach virus. He was replaced by Solarte, who is in camp as a non-roster invitee. Addison Maruszak was brought up from minor league camp to back up Solarte. … Right-hander Matt Daley originally was slated to pitch in relief Wednesday, but is out with a sore calf. … Outfielder Alfonso Soriano also has flu and is not expected to play until Sunday against the Toronto Blue Jays.First baseman/outfielder Travis Ishikawa played the first half-inning of the Pirates’ intrasquad scrimmage Tuesday, then left due to tightness in his right leg. He is expected to be out another day or two.GETTING TO KNOW YOUThree of the top free agents the Yankees signed this past offseason – Carlos Beltran, Brian McCann and Ellsbury – made the trip to Bradenton. McCann got a hit in his first at-bat, a single to left-center that scored Ellsbury from second base.McCann caught the first four innings.“He’s great,” Nova said. “He gave me a real nice, low target and that’s important. I told him I had confidence in what he wanted to do. Give me the sign for what you think is the right (pitch) and I’ll go.”THE BIG WHIFFPedro Alvarez led the NL with 186 strikeouts last season, and the Pirates hope he can cut down this year.“To think that he’s ever going to be under 100 is unrealistic,” manager Clint Hurdle said. “But I do think the strikeout number can be shrunk to some degree.”Alvarez struck out twice in three at-bats against the Yankees. He went down swinging in the first inning and took a called strike three in the second, stranding five runners.THE NEW GUYVolquez admitted he was nervous when he took the mound.“I was a little bit too excited,” he said. “Part of it was the first game of spring training. But I’m also with a new team and I want to make a good impression. I want to let them know they made a good decision by signing me.”Pittsburgh gave Volquez a $5 million, one-year deal, and he is competing with left-hander Jeff Locke for the No. 5 spot in the rotation.last_img read more

FIFA VP frustrated with Italy, Spain over racism

first_imgA Thursday, May 1, 2014 photo from files showing Jeffrey Webb, FIFA Vice President, gesturing as he speaks during a news conference in Bal Harbour, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)LONDON (AP) – FIFA Vice President Jeffrey Webb condemned “deep rooted racism” in Italy on Wednesday after Mario Balotelli was racially abused while training with the national team.A year after spearheading the strengthening of FIFA’s discrimination sanctions, Webb is frustrated that some countries including Italy and Spain are not showing the commitment required to the fight against racism.“National associations obviously really have to not just talk about zero tolerance – they have to put action behind it,” Webb told The Associated Press in an interview in London. “If you look at some of the decisions that have been taken in Spain and Italy definitely that’s cause for concern.”Balotelli, who is Black, faced racist chants again on Wednesday morning in Italy – this time at the national team’s World Cup training base in Florence.“Unfortunately, it just shows the deep rooted racism and prejudice that exists obviously in the Italian community and society at large,” said Webb, who heads FIFA’s task force against discrimination. “It is a fight, it is a challenge.”And a challenge to ensure every country adopts the penalties adopted by FIFA last May, including minimum five-game bans for racist abuse by players, and point deductions or relegation for serious incidents in the stands.In Spain, Villarreal’s only sanction last month was a 12,000 euro ($16,000) fine from the league after a fan threw a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves, rather than any partial stadium closure for the next game.“We have seen national associations taking decisions and they have not implemented what FIFA has adopted or what UEFA has adopted (including a minimum 10-game ban for racism),” said Webb, who is also CONCACAF president. “In those cases now we have got to make sure that those regulations go down to the national associations – and the national associations hold the clubs accountable.”To Webb, Spanish football remains in a state of denial about the extent of racism and the need to show a commitment to eradicating the scourge on the game in the home of the world and European champions.“It’s obviously very much deep-rooted,” he said of the situation in Spain, adding later: “In many countries it’s not high on the agenda.”___Rob Harris can be followed at www.twitter.com/RobHarrislast_img read more

Gayle backs ‘dangerous’ Fletcher

first_imgCRICKET: NAGPUR, India (CMC): Chris Gayle has described fellow opener Andre Fletcher as a ‘dangerous’ batsman capable of posting big scores, after he plundered an unbeaten half century to lead West Indies to a seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the T20 World Cup on Sunday. Fletcher filled the opening slot when Gayle was injured and scored a career-best 84 not out off 64 balls to seal a comfortable win over Sri Lanka, their second win after beating England in their opening fixture. Gayle is backing Fletcher to continue his prolific form in the tournament. “It was fantastic to see Fletcher. I have opened the batting with Fletcher many times and I know what sort of player he is,” said Gayle. “He is very dangerous and he is capable of getting big scores, so hopefully he can build on this and carry on and don’t leave it for anybody and get a few more Man of the Match.” The right-handed Fletcher dominated a 39-run first-wicket stand with Johnson Charles and added 55 in an unbroken fourth-wicket stand with Andre Russell to help West Indies overhaul a paltry 123 set by Sri Lanka. Gayle is encouraging Fletcher to play his natural aggressive game and to continue batting deep into the innings. “You have to pick and choose your bowlers who you want to target at particular times and what works for him as well. Continue being aggressive in the first six overs and try and capitalise on that new ball as a batter,” Gayle advised. “You just have to keep that aggression going … try and take it as deep as possible  … still look to pick up the odd boundaries in between the middle overs as well and build on whatever start you get.” Gayle took the Man-of-the-Match award with a boundary-studded 100 not out off 48 balls as Windies beat England in their opening match in Mumbai. “Hopefully I can follow-up with more innings like this,” said Gayle. “But if it does not happen we have a lot of guys who are match winners themselves, who can actually do the same thing and destroy bowling attacks around the world.” The Windies arrived in Nagpur on Monday afternoon where they are preparing to face South Africa on Good Friday. First ball is 7:30 p.m. (10 a.m. Eastern Caribbean Time/9 a.m. Jamaica Time).last_img read more

Large Individual Differences Seen in Human Genome

first_imgWhat makes each individual unique?  Nature1 reported a surprising thing about “the” human genome that is becoming apparent as more individuals’ genes are examined.  The first part is not surprising; the last part is:When the finished sequence of the human genome was unveiled last year, biologists said that it told a story of harmony for the human family.  Every one of us, it turns out, shares 99% of our DNA with all the other people on Earth. But it’s our differences that really fascinate us.  And at last week’s annual genome meeting in Cold Spring Harbor, New York, scientists revealed a wealth of data indicating a surprising conclusion about human diversity – much of it might be explained by large structural differences between individual genomes, not by tiny differences in individual genes.   (Emphasis added in all quotes.)Some of us have more copies of a gene than others do.  That’s just the beginning, Erika Check reports from the meeting: “we also have varying numbers of deletions, insertions and other major rearrangements in our genomes.”    Check claims that some of these differences are being acted on by natural selection.  Europeans, for instance, have an inversion not seen in Africans or Asians that is correlated with having more children, “a classic sign that the inversion confers an evolutionary advantage”.  Others at the meeting were also confident that “structural differences are important in human evolution,” and that among sections where there were differing numbers of copies of stretches of DNA, “natural selection is actively working on these genes.”What’s more, he [Duc-Quang Nguyen, U of Oxford] found that many of these genes belong to groups that seem to help us interact with our environment.  For instance, many work in the immune system, and affect how we fight off disease.  These are exactly the sort of genes that could explain our diversity – why some of us get asthma when exposed to air pollution, or why some of us can eat plenty of cheeseburgers without gaining weight.    “We knew these variations existed, but this year we’re asking, do they matter?” says Ewan Birney, head of bioinformatics for the European Molecular Biology Laboratory, based in Cambridge, UK.  “The answer seems to be yes.”    We’re still one human family, of course; but our DNA landscapes are a lot more varied than we had thought.1Erika Check, “Large genomic differences explain our little quirks,” Nature 435, 252-253 (19 May 2005) | doi: 10.1038/435252b.DNA keeps surprising us.  The old picture of a relatively static library occasionally mutating to provide grist for natural selection is out.  Now, we see that even among our own species – all of us being interfertile – there are remarkable differences not in just a DNA letter here or there, but in whole stretches of DNA sometimes 100 base pairs long or more.  What this all means is not clear.  It may be that most of our genomes cannot tolerate much divergence (see 11/26/2004 entry), but a certain fraction can vary quickly to provide robustness against changing environments and diets as people groups migrate into new areas.  If so, thank God for this variability.  Consider the differences in habitat between the frozen tundra, rain forest, the Sahara, grasslands, Asian steppes, forests and coastlands.  The food available, air pressure, climate, insolation and biota can vary considerably.  But even that explanation is simplistic; Americans go on vacation to Iceland, China and the Serengeti, don’t they?  And international marriages usually produce offspring possessing “fitness,” whatever that is (see 10/29/2002 entry, “Fitness for Dummies: Is it Running in Circles?”).    Darwinists cannot claim they understand this variability any more than anyone else; that is why Check calls this a “surprising conclusion.”  Thankfully, it is still politically correct for her to say, “We’re still one human family, of course.”  But this knowledge through a Darwin filter could feed a new eugenics (compare 04/22/2004 and 10/12/2001 entries).  When Darwinists claim that certain genes are being acted on by natural selection, some individuals are going to appear more fit than others.  Certain gene patterns may be deemed unfit to reproduce.  Don’t think we’ve learned our lesson and are beyond that.  One only has to visualize North Korea (02/11/2005 commentary) to consider how such information could be quickly twisted for evil.  “Diversity” is the politically-correct word now, but “Unity” is potentially just as potent a rallying cry for demagogues.    Associating a DNA inversion to more fecundity is unwarranted.  There are many more factors than one stretch of DNA entering the picture of reproduction rates.  If that were true, why are Europeans having so few kids, and worrying about their countries being overrun with foreigners?  Africans and Asians seem to be overcrowding their parts of the world just fine without the inversion.  The claim overlooks the many social, moral, religious, pragmatic and economic factors that go into the equation.  Darwinists bluff about selection pressure and genes undergoing active selection when the picture is far too complex to draw such conclusions (see, for instance, 03/28/2005 and 01/17/2005 entries).  They can’t even get one mutation in one gene to correlate well with fitness (see 02/04/2005 and 09/07/2004 entries), let alone large structural variations.  Besides, the genome itself appears to be a pawn in the hands of numerous, complex epigenetic regulatory factors (see 06/03/2004 and 10/27/2004 entries).  The new data about human genomic variability should remain fair game for all honest scientists, especially those outside wearing designer lab coats instead of Darwin-brand straitjackets.(Visited 17 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

The business of sport

first_imgPresident Nelson Mandela, wearing areplica of the captain’s jersey, handsvictorious Springbok captain FrancoisPienaar the William Webb Ellis trophywhen the national team became worldchampions for the first time in 1995.(Image: Rugby World Cup)Devoted Blue Bulls rugby fans in Soweto.(Image: Tarryn Harbour)MEDIA CONTACTS • Yusuf JacksonSARU media manager+27 82 739 7733RELATED ARTICLES• Rugby World Cup: back the Boks• Drive to stamp out doping in SA sport• Bright future for FNB stadium• New drive to spark local sports frenzy• SA becomes business tourism hubChris WaldburgerSouth Africa is a global leader in sports tourism, but this industry can be further maximised through greater marketing efforts and the alignment of sporting events with business tourism.Whilst many purists out there consider the term ‘professional sport’ an oxymoron, there is simply no getting away from the fact that modern sport is big business.With the advent of new media and technology, the public’s demand to watch and experience high-level sporting events has inexorably led to the rise of sport as a multi-faceted billion-dollar (and even more rands) industry.Sport as business has become one of the core features of our new global village and there is no turning back. The main question now is whether such demand can be utilised and streamed for the good of business, and indeed society.It must be remembered, however, that such a question is ultimately a mere afterthought to the exhilaration of supporting one’s national team in a packed stadium, with friends in tow. It is this very human experience, along with the media, that has made the sports industry what it is today.Tourism opportunitiesThe best example of this partnership between human experience and business is the 2009 British and Irish Lions rugby tour of South Africa. Described by rugby experts as ‘rugby’s last great adventure’, a Lions tour is undoubtedly a hardcore rugby fan’s dream.Tourists followed the team from one place to another, creating a rock ‘n roll atmosphere, with the old-world charm of the team and the unique series format ensuring that the sporting experience was unforgettable. The tour seemed amateur in the romantic sense of the word, yet it was a hugely successful money spinner.From a tourism perspective, the tour was neatly translated into opportunity. It has been estimated that the event pumped R1.5-billion (US$221-million) into the South African economy – a miniature and non-bureaucratic stimulus during a recession that went straight to the service sector of our economy.Our rugby administrators were quick to point out their part in this happy state of affairs:“A Lions tour ranks only behind the Rugby World Cup in terms of its scale and appeal,” said Andy Marinos, the then-managing director of the South African Rugby Union.“Such a tour places significant demands on a rugby union and its members, but also brings many benefits, one of the most profound being the economic impact it has on the host nation.”He added: “Preparing, hosting and moving around large numbers of rugby fans is a complex exercise but the most pleasing aspect is that a large number of overseas visitors had an outstanding experience in South Africa.”Investing in human and natural capitalSouth Africa has invested in its natural capital – its magnificent coastline, game reserves, mountains, and bush – and created a tourism trade that is one of the brightest lights in its development offensive. But another field waiting to be maximised is our human and social capital – which finds a unique nexus in the global sport of rugby.When fans from abroad watch South African teams play, and perhaps more importantly, when those fans support these teams, they are immediately drawn to the country as the nation’s mythology and narrative is on display.Take South Africa’s sporting colours and emblems – the green and gold, the Springbok, and the symbols associated with the 1995 World Cup. These have become part of global sporting iconography, and at the same time they are associated with the start of South Africa’s democracy.South Africans’ familiarity with sport has forged a kind of fellowship with fans abroad and creates a common language with which to share experiences. This language can precede a mutually beneficial trade.Various organisations make use of this connection through the operation of travel companies gathered around sporting events. These companies cater for rugby, Formula 1 or even equestrian fans, and provide travel packages for events that take place in South Africa or overseas.Added to the business of tour operation, sport offers opportunities for corporate marketing, combined with corporate hospitality and client-community building. All major stadiums cater for corporate or private suites, and such suites offer an alternative to the tired cliché of conducting business on the golf course.They also have the advantage of being more universal in appeal and less time-consuming. With the obvious attraction of doing business alongside the South African sporting experience, it is clear that there are many more opportunities awaiting discovery.Expert sporting hostsSouth Africa has proven time and again that, despite weaknesses in certain logistical areas of our economy, we are practiced experts in hosting sporting events.This strength can be increasingly exploited, just as sport through media becomes a more expansive and universal pastime (just think of the constant growth of Super Rugby, and the current experiment of staging southern hemisphere rugby matches in cities like London and Hong Kong).It has often been said that investment in South Africa will only follow a local buzz, or wave of investment. The same is true of tourism. What South Africans enjoy, creates a desire and market for international tourists to come and enjoy the same things with us. And one of the greatest experiences in South Africa is the chance to sit inside a full stadium and watch a game.This was again demonstrated when the Pretoria-based Bulls rugby team moved their headquarters to Soweto in the build-up to the 2010 Fifa World Cup. Because their home ground, Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria, was under the control of Fifa by the time their Super 14 semi-final against the New Zealand Crusaders was due, they decided to take the game to the township.It was a popular move. Streams of supporters ventured into Soweto to watch the game at the packed Orlando Stadium and the local bars. All of a sudden Soweto became an enjoyable day outing for thousands of white South Africans who might otherwise have never gone there.Not only did sport once again prove to be a great nation builder as it was when we won the Rugby World Cup in 1995, but it also guaranteed a rip-roaring good time, and increased trade for local patrons.last_img read more

Bafana back in World Cup contention

first_img2 July 2013Bafana Bafana’s 2014 Fifa World Cup dream is not yet over. The world governing body handed the South African national team a lifeline on Monday when it sanctioned the Ethiopian Football Federation for fielding an ineligible player against Botswana last month.Bafana coach Gordon Igesund reacted to the decision, saying: “We welcome the decision, which I believe was expected. It was never in doubt because rules are rules, so in our view it is a correct decision.“The decision also gives us a second bite of the cherry. We now have to beat Botswana and hope Ethiopia loses or draws against Central African Republic. But I am very pleased with the outcome.”StatementIn a statement, Fifa confirmed its sanction of Ethiopia for fielding an ineligible player in the match between Botswana and Ethiopia played in Lobatse on 8 June. Ethiopia won the game 2-1, but the match has now been awarded to Botswana following a Fifa disciplinary committee hearing.“The match is declared to be forfeited and awarded 3-0 in favour of Botswana, with the EFF also receiving a fine of R60 000 after the Fifa Disciplinary Committee considered the EFF liable for having breached article 55 paragraph 1 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code and article 8 of the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Regulations,” read the statement.“The sanction relates to the Ethiopian player Minyahile Teshome Beyene failing to serve the automatic one-match suspension imposed on him following two cautions received in two different matches (article 17 paragraph 3 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code).”‘Welcome’“We accept and welcome the announcement by Fifa,” said South African Football Association (Safa) CEO Dennis Mumble.“Regarding our issue where we also wrote to them (Fifa) about the same player featuring in our match having not served his suspension, we were not looking for three points but were just inquiring about the status of the player in the qualifiers,” Mumble said.“We would also like to reiterate our coach’s views that there is now much more to play for in the qualifiers as we believe we stand a good chance of proceeding to the next round of play-offs, even though it must be noted that it’s no longer in our hands. But we will go there [Botswana] and do the best we can, and hope for a favourable result in the other match.”PointsBafana Bafana are now two points behind Group A leaders Ethiopia, with one round of group stages matches remaining.However, South Africa’s goal difference is superior to that of the Walia Antelopes, and should the teams finish level on points, with a Bafana Bafana win and Ethiopian draw in the final round of matches, South Africa would, according to the Fifa World Cup rules, advance to the next round of qualifying.The last round of matches takes place on 6 September, with Bafana at home to Botswana and Ethiopia away to the Central African Republic.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

Google Extends Gmail SMS to More African Countries

first_imgTags:#Google#NYT#web Google has extended its Gmail SMS chat functionality to three more African countries: Tanzania, Uganda and Malawi. Gmail SMS allows anyone worldwide to communicate with fellow Gtalk chat users even when they’re away from their computer. This year, Google added the extension to Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Ghana and Zambia. Africa is a continent of mobile users so this tool seems like a good move by Google. Gmail users can send and receive SMS messages for free using the service. (Non-Gmail users can SMS for regular text charges.)Divon Lan, Google product manager for sub-Saharan Africa, wrote on the Google Africa Blog that the mobile carriers that provide the service include MTN, Uganda Telecom and Orange in Uganda, Vodacom in Tanzania and Airtel and TNM in Malawi. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img curt hopkins Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

X-Blades Sniper Sonic Promotion

first_imgTouch Football Australia’s official footwear sponsor, X-Blades, has another great deal for members through the TFA website and newsletter. When you purchase the new X-Blades Sniper Sonic boots, you will receive free shipping. To take advantage of their great deal, please visit the X-Blades website:www.bladesfootball.com.au/shopStay tuned to the TFA website for more great promotions from X-Blades. Related LinksX-Blades Promotionlast_img