Motor show

first_imgA motor show will take place at the Silo District, V&A Waterfront, on Saturday November 16 and Sunday November 17, from 9am to 4pm. Visitors will have a chance to get up close to exotic cars such as Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and McLaren, as well as a selection of vintage cars. For more information, visit www.waterfront.co.za. A motor show will take place at the Silo District, V&A Waterfront, on Saturday November 16 and Sunday November 17, from 9am to 4pm. Visitors will have a chance to get up close to exotic cars such as Aston Martin, Porsche, Mercedes Benz and McLaren, as well as a selection of vintage cars. For more information, visit www.waterfront.co.za.last_img

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F2 blurs Cignal for last PSL semis berth

first_imgSmart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports F2 head coach Ramil De Jesus said the team had to regain its composure in the fourth set after dropping the third against the HD Spikers.“Never pa namin natalo ng straight sets ang Cignal kasi dun sila naghahanap ng magandang combination ng tao, (We have never beaten Cignal in straight sets since this is the time they get the right mix of people and plays),” said De Jesus.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSydney Kemper and Hayley Spelman dropped the hammer on Cignal finishing with 18 and 17 points, respectively, for the Cargo Movers while Ara Galang pitched in with 13 points.Laura Schaudt finished with 14 points for Cignal which is still missing its other import Lynda Morales due to injury. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise De Ocampo rallies TNT past Ginebra F2 had its offensive game in full throttle outscoring Cignal 54-37 in spikes and 11-5 in aces.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Senators to proceed with review of VFA Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 F2 Logistics. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netF2 Logistics fended off Cignal, 25-17, 25-16, 22-25, 25-10, to book the last semifinals ticket in the Philippine Superliga Grand Prix Sunday night at Philsports Arena. The Cargo Movers will face second seed Petron in the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT We are young View comments Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH EDITORS’ PICK Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes MOST READ Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUNDlast_img read more

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2010: let the revolution begin!

first_img18 May 2009About a year before the 2006 World Cup got under way, Germany experienced something of a social revolution.Like South Africa, Germany had no shortage of “baggage”, with serious divisions in that society. It took the launch of a major initiative branded around the World Cup to unite the country. Government, big business and citizens backed a holistic brand campaign which improved the economy, attracted international investment and helped to produce a spectacular tournament.If the developments of the last few weeks are anything to go by, this could be the turning point for the hosts of the next edition of the tournament.Firstly, months of political uncertaintly came to an end with the inauguration of Jacob Zuma, who used the occasion to emphasis that South Africa will deliver a world class tournament “that will forever change the perceptions of the international community”.At the same time, Indaba 2009 in Durban saw the launch of South African Tourism’s diski dance television and film commercial to leverage the country’s status as 2010 World Cup hosts. The travel trade show, one of the top three in the world, also saw the launch of SA Tourism’s 2010 campaign website, as well as a specifically designed Indaba 2010 mobisite.In addition, the International Marketing Council of South Africa, custodian of the country’s national brand, launched a major campaign to spark enthusiasm and unite the country and the continent behind the Confederations Cup and 2010 World Cup.Anchoring the campaign are two impressive television adverts, one inviting Africa to rally behind the 2010 World Cup, the other celebrating ordinary South Africans as the heroes who will make the World Cup a success.With the so-called “Festival of Champions” now just a month away, this country is surely on the brink of a revolution which will draw in millions of people celebrating this extraordinary opportunity to rebrand the country – and the rest of the continent – forever.Urquhart is a former Fifa World Cup media officer and the current editor of Project 2010last_img read more

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SA hands over new Timbuktu library

first_imgThe building was constructed, following a visit by former president Thabo Mbeki in 2001, to properly house the manuscripts in a bid to preserve Africa’s intellectual heritage. the physical conservation of the manuscripts and training of the Malian conservators; the creation of public awareness on the need to preserve the manuscripts and their importance as sources relating the true story of Mali and the surrounding regions. “While the script used in the manuscripts is Arabic, the languages contained therein include local languages such as Songhay, Fulfulde and others,” he said. the construction of the library and archives building to house the manuscripts and all services relating to the preservation, collection and accession of the manuscripts; and According to Chabane, the South Africa-Mali Timbuktu project was managed through a trust that had three main objectives, including: The move to preserve the manuscripts was motivated by their historical value and anticipated contribution to the re-writing of the African history from an African perspective, the Presidency said in a statement. Also present at the weekend’s ceremony were the South African ambassador to Mali, Mali Higher Education and Scientific Research Minister Siby Ginette Bellegarde, the governor of the local region and the mayor of Timbuktu. Nepad cultural project South African Minister in the Presidency Collins Chabane handed the new facility over to the Malian government in a ceremony held over the weekend. A total of 14 officials also received training in conservation at the Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research. “The reality is that Timbuktu was the crossroad that linked sub-Saharan Africa to the cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East for millennia,” he said. “Timbuktu flourished as a place of scholarship with a university when Europe had only two universities.” Above all, Chabane said, the manuscripts of Timbuktu demonstrated conclusively that the myth propagated by colonisers, that Africans were ignorant and illiterate, was totally false. According to Chabane, colonial literature and discourse has always characterised Timbuktu as the world’s most remote place. ‘Place of scholarship’ “Africans proclaim these manuscripts as integral to their own culture, their own literary culture that records matters of faith, law, social arrangements, environment, sciences and medicine.” SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material 31 May 2010 South African conservators led by the National Archives worked closely with the Tunisian government and provided training both in South Africa and Mali. In South Africa, training, mostly on preventive conservation, was provided to more than 10 Malian conservators. The project, adopted by the New Economic Partnership of Africa’s Development (Nepad) as its first cultural project, provided intervention measures to slow down the degradation of the manuscripts and encouraged active intellectual engagement emanating from research. South Africa has handed over a new library and archives building to house the ancient Mali manuscripts at the Ahmed Baba Institute of Higher Learning and Islamic Research in the historic city of Timbuktu.last_img read more

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All Four GOP Presidential Candidates Now Oppose SOPA/PIPA

first_imgdave copeland Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Tags:#politics#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting The four leading presidential candidates voiced opposition to the Stop Online Piracy and Protect IP Acts in a televised debate Thursday. The most forceful stance may have come from frontrunner Mitt Romney, who called the bill written by one of his key backers a threat to freedom of speech.“The truth of the matter is the law as written is far too intrusive, far too expansive,” Romney said. “It would have a depressing impact on one of the fastest growing industries… I’m standing for freedom.”SOPA, the House version of the bill, was written by House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, who is one of Romney’s biggest backers and endorsed the former Massachusetts governor for president in October. SOPA and its Senate counterpart, PIPA, would block access to sites accused of violating U.S. copyright laws. The measure has been called Draconian by opponents who say it would fundamentally change the free flow of information across the Internet. Proponents, ranging from the NBA to Universal, say the measure is needed.Opposition by the Republican presidential candidates comes as overall GOP support for the measure deteriorates, which has started to push the measure towards partisan lines and has increasingly forced Democrats to take the defensive in moving the legislation forward. That’s a change from earlier this month, when none of the Republican presidential candidates had taken a firm position on SOPA.In addition to Romney’s denouncement of the bill, the other three candidates also made anti-SOPA comments in Thursday’s debate:Newt Gingrich said the bill, as written, censors the Internet. “The idea that we’re going to preemptively have the government start censoring the Internet on behalf of giant corporations’ economic interests strikes me as exactly the wrong thing to do,” he said.Ron Paul said SOPA and PIPA threaten freedom. “”This bill is not going to pass but watch out for next one, and I am pleased that the attitude is sort of mellowed up here, because the Republicans unfortunately have been on the wrong side of this issue,” he said.Rick Santorum may have been the least commital. While Santorum took the populist stance of opposing SOPA and PIPA, he was quick to add the Internet is not somewhere “where anyone can do anything they want.”The Obama administration, meanwhile, has said it has reservations about the way the law is currently written. But in a statement Saturday, the White House said it remains committed to giving law enforcement new tools to fight online piracy.Photo credit: Gage Skidmorelast_img read more

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Pioli: ‘Milan on a par with Juve’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Stefano Pioli insists Milan “were at least on a par” with Juventus in the 1-0 defeat, but again paid the price for not taking chances. “We need results now.” This was probably the best Rossoneri performance of the season so far, with a series of Wojciech Szczesny saves on Krzysztof Piatek, Hakan Calhanoglu and Lucas Paqueta. However, Juve substitute Paulo Dybala got the decisive goal with a moment of magic as he dribbled past Alessio Romagnoli to drill home. The 1-0 result means Milan have now lost their last nine Serie A trips to Juve and are only four points off the relegation zone. “We put in the performance, were at least on a par with our opponents, if not more, but if you don’t turn those chances into goals, you are going to pay,” the coach told Sky Sport Italia. “We’ve got to keep working and improving. Our current position is unworthy of Milan and that must keep us worried and concentrated at all times. “Unfortunately, it’s the same thing I said last Sunday after Lazio, which is that we had the opportunities and I don’t think many have 15 shots on goal the way we did at the Juventus Stadium, but we need to convert more of them. “We also conceded a goal when we should’ve been tighter in our defending and marking. I can only underline that the performance is good, but we need the results too. We have to improve our position in the table, it’s time to take some punches and work hard. “I see improvements every day, I saw them in recent matches, as we were by no means inferior to Lazio or Juventus. We must understand that at this level, every single ball can be decisive. “We haven’t had as many points as we expected, nor as many as we probably deserved lately, but the performances have been there.” Pioli tested out the three-man defence in training this week, so can that be a solution for the near future? “I don’t think so.”last_img read more

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Balotelli rout sends Italy to Euro 2012 final

first_imgTwo brute-force goals by Mario Balotelli were enough to give Italy a 2-1 win over Germany in their Euro 2012 semifinal Friday, setting up a final with Spain. PhotosBalotelli headed home an Antonio Cassano cross on 20 minutes before doubling the lead on 36 minutes by lashing in Riccardo Montolivo’s through ball.Mesut Ozil scored a late penalty after Federico Balzaretti handled in the box.Italy face Spain in Kiev in Sunday’s final after the Spaniards beat Portugal in the other semifinal on Thursday.last_img

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Guess what’s Sachin Tendulkar busy doing nowadays?

first_imgCricket kept him away from his family for most of his career but now Sachin Tendulkar makes the most of his time by spending it with his children — son Arjun and daughter Sara.The legendary cricketer revealed that he spends a lot of time with his son playing paintball, bowling and go-karting.”I play paintball sometimes because of my son’s demand. My friends and his friends make two teams we play best of three or best of five. It is a real bonding time for our family because at times my daughter Sara also joins in when she takes time out of her own interests,” Tendulkar said while launching a gaming centre Smaaash here on Thursday.”My son also enjoys bowling and we often visit a bowling alley. Earlier, when I was playing cricket, I did not have much time for my family but now it is about giving quality time to them which I feel is extremely important as it gives me immense satisfaction.”The former India captain drew large crowds at the cyber hub of Gurgaon. Word of mouth spread quickly as people got to know that Tendulkar was in the suburban town.Tens became scores and scores became hundreds in a matter of minutes and as the loved cricketer walked out on to a stage to face the public with the chant of “Sachin, Sachin” reverberating once more.last_img read more

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10 months agoReal Madrid captain Ramos hits out at Mourinho rumours

first_imgAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid captain Ramos hits out at Mourinho rumoursby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has hit out at talk of Jose Mourinho replacing coach Santiago Solari.Ramos was in no mood to entertain reporters questions on the Portuguese.”I’m nobody to decide who the Real Madrid coach is,” he said.”We’ve been without Mourinho for five years and you’re still talking about him.”We have the chance to win a title and we’re talking about Mourinho.”A captain doesn’t decide the coaches.” last_img

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14 days agoWolves Europa League tie Slovan Bratislava to feature 5,000 strong crowd

first_imgWolves Europa League tie Slovan Bratislava to feature 5,000 strong crowdby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveA 5,000 strong crowd is likely to attend Wolves’ Europa League match away to Slovan Bratislava on 24 October – even though it is officially being played behind closed doors.Uefa sanctioned the Slovak champions after fans made racist chants in a play-off game against PAOK of Greece.But Uefa rules will allow accompanied children aged 14 and under to attend.In addition, 200 Wolves fans will be allowed in to see the game, providing they hold ‘category one tickets’.Uefa ruled in August that Slovan must play their next two European games behind closed doors as a consequence of racist behaviour by their supporters at a play-off match against Greek side POAK Salonika. About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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