Martina Erdstein | Daily TrojanSmoke break · Sen. Daniel Newman, pictured here at a meeting in August, discussed his resolution to ban smoking on campus Tuesday.At this week’s USG Senate meeting, several senators gave updates on the projects they are working on in order to help underserved USC populations and the student body at large.Senator Tingyee Chang called for a more well-developed transfer student program to better integrate them into the USC climate. To do this, Chang has planned for a focus group, followed by a survey, a town hall meeting and a feasibility meeting to determine the possibility of implementing any of the solutions the group comes up with.Chang also wants to create a survey to provide a more accessible way to find information about student housing, especially off-campus housing. In light of the hurdles that students have faced recently with unreliable off-campus housing management, Chang’s proposal seeks to create a housing database in order to keep management firms more accountable, while also enticing them with the promise of exposure among USC students. Creating a more welcoming environment for students with disabilities was Chang’s main focus in her third project. She feels that the academic support for students with disabilities is functioning well, but that there is more to be done in other areas.“The burden should be on the majority of our able-bodied students to invite disabled students to participate in our student organizations,” Chang said. “The onus shouldn’t be on the disabled students to request all these accommodations when it’s something that all of us should be thinking about.”Chang hopes that discussion with students with disabilities will produce ways for them to be supported in the campus culture. Campus organizations could create resource guides for student organizations, providing information on accessibility, or student caseworkers to help disabled students navigate not only academics, but also social aspects of student life to make students with disabilities feel more welcome. Ultimately, Chang would love to see a Disabled Students Union.“There will always be things that the students themselves need to accomplish, but we should try as hard as we can to break down these barriers and show disabled students that we really care,” Chang said. Senator Tyler Matheson main project continues to be improving mental health resources on campus. The USCard resolution that was proposed at the last meeting was passed at this meeting, with an amendment that would keep “essential information” on the back of the card while replacing inessential information with emergency phone numbers. Matheson also brought up partnering with the counseling center to determine ways to combat the underuse of its services. Although currently in the stage of collecting data, Matheson shared that in 2014, there were 33 hospitalizations for students who were in danger of doing harm to themselves or others. In contrast, 100 such hospitalizations have occurred so far this year. Matheson is also looking into a collaboration between The Haven and the Keck School of Medicine. The Haven is a counseling-style intensive recovery unit near campus, utilized by those coming out of hospitalization and by many younger people as a support network. “The problem is that it is difficult to get someone to go to therapy when it’s far away,” Matheson said. Matheson is looking into the rights of students under HIPAA, and whether the fact that a student has been hospitalized for mental health issues can be disclosed.At this point in the school year, $62,000 of the available $350,000 have been allocated to student programs. This is less than 25 percent of the expected total, past midway through the semester. According to the funding branch director, this is most likely due to fewer applications for funding. This could possibly be because of insufficient advertising for funding, or the problems with the funding website as a result of having only one director of technology. Senator Sabrina Enriquez brought up the possibility of paying assistant directors again. Previously, assistant directors were given a stipend for their contributions to USG, but this was removed in a bylaw amendment. Although the idea would reward those who have contributed many hours to the organization, the stipend money would have to be taken from other areas of the budget.Senator Daniel Newman brought up the resolution that he has been working on to make the USC campus smoke- and tobacco-free, saying that he had garnered over 90 percent faculty approval for it at a recent Academic Senate meeting. The official voting on the proposal will occur tomorrow.
Haitians rally for protective status in West Palm Beach Downtown West Palm Beach was recently filled with Haitians calling for an extension of Temporary Protective Status granted by the federal government.A program giving Haitians temporary protective status was put in place after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.People rallied on Sapodilla Ave. between Banyan Boulevard and Clematis Street Thursday to call for President Trump to extend the program set to end on July 22..The rally was organized by local Haitian radio station WPOM.WPOM called on people from Miami up to the Treasure Coast to show their support for the president extending the program.People chanted “yes to TPS” and “Haitians for Trump” at the rally.The Trump administration must decide whether to renew the program for another 18 months.
–Source: BBC Marcus Rashford scored a nerveless injury-time penalty as Manchester United staged an incredible comeback to beat Paris St-Germain on away goals and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.Rashford thumped home the VAR-awarded spot-kick in the 94th minute after Diogo Dalot’s speculative shot struck Presnel Kimpembe on the arm.The odds were stacked against United in Paris, but they became the first team in Champions League and European Cup history, at the 107th time of asking, to overcome a 2-0 or greater home first-leg deficit.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s visitors got the perfect start thanks to Romelu Lukaku’s opportunist strike after two minutes, the Belgium striker latching on to Thilo Kehrer’s blind backpass and finding the net.PSG went 3-1 ahead on aggregate when Kylian Mbappe fed a pass to the unmarked Juan Bernat, who slotted home at the back post.The hosts then had a succession of chances, with makeshift right-back Eric Bailly enduring a torrid time in his 35 minutes on the pitch, before injury saw him replaced by Dalot.Unable to capitalise, PSG were punished when veteran goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon spilled Rashford’s long-range shot and Lukaku converted United’s second.The game appeared to be petering out to its conclusion before Dalot fired the ball against the arm of the unfortunate Kimpembe, and after a long delay while the referee consulted his pitch-side monitor, Rashford’s ice-cool penalty sealed a remarkable win.The draw for the quarter-finals takes place on Friday, 15 March.Solskjaer’s side roll back the yearsSolskjaer has won 14 of his 17 games as caretaker manager (Image credit: Getty Images)The result came 20 years on from United’s most memorable triumph when they claimed the treble of Premier League, FA Cup and Champions League, the latter after Solskjaer’s own injury-time winner in the final against Bayern Munich.The Norwegian has overseen a remarkable turnaround which has seen the side collect 14 victories from 17 games in all competitions, including away wins at Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea and now PSG.The former United striker has not only brought back the smiles to a side that was so abject before Christmas, but done so with outstanding tactical awareness and without the services of 10 first-team players.Paul Pogba’s red card in the first leg meant he sat out the game alongside the nine injured players, so Bailly was given a start at right-back. However, the Ivorian turned in a wretched performance and was caught out of position time and time again.An apparent injury to Bailly allowed Solskjaer to rectify this by bringing on Dalot and United looked much more solid thereafter.Chris Smalling was superb at the back, contributing seven clearances and three interceptions alongside the unflappable Victor Lindelof, while midfielders Scott McTominay and Fred stood up magnificently against opposite numbers Marco Verratti and Marquinhos.And up front, the often maligned Lukaku worked tirelessly and took his tally to 15 for the season with two well-taken finishes.United have now won nine straight away games under Solskjaer and reached the last eight for the first time since 2014.It now seems a case of when, not if, Solskjaer is named permanent manager.
Adam Rory Porter is well-known across Inishowen and Donegal for a variety of reasons. He is probably best-known as a local landscape photographer (check out his pictures of the Northern Lights) and businessman. This is Adam’s My Donegal.Where is your favourite place in Donegal and why?That is an impossible question to answer as we have so many amazing places in Donegal.But some of my favourites include Fort Dunree, Grianan of Aileach, Stragill,, Aranmore, Tory, Urris, Glencolmcille, the Isle of Doagh, Glenveagh, the Wee House of Malin, Swan Park, the amazing galleries, studios and museums we have and so many more. The list really could go on and on! Where in Donegal do you call home?The beautiful town of Buncrana in Inishowen.Who is the one person in Donegal that you look up to and why?I have to say again there are so many. But my wife Angela MacLochlainn is a constant source of inspiration, guidance and support. She’s the Queen of our household and keeps our three princesses and I motivated and cared for. Also, my dad, brother, sister, cousins and our extended families are always there for each other and to help one another. I’m so lucky to be part of such a close family. What do you think is Donegal’s best tourist attraction?Another impossible question but my favourite must be Grianan of Aileach.Do you prefer Donegal summers or Donegal winters?I love them both, and springs, but Donegal autumns are my absolute favourites.What would you do on your ideal day out in Donegal? Set off early with a big picnic packed, a leisurely drive to that days’ destination of choice. Often we have Granny and Granda MacLochlainn in the back of the 7-Seater and we’re seeking a site of historical or archaeological significance to visit as we love our Donegal heritage. After our day spent exploring we’ll often stop for fish and chips in a town on the way back. When we get home, we often review our photos and videos of the day all gathered around the big TV.What is your favourite Donegal-made product?Football Special is a classic obviously but in every café and restaurant and shop, you find beautifully created locally sourced Donegal-made dishes. The Artists and Crafters of Donegal create the most stunning products also.Who is Donegal’s greatest ambassador around the world and why? Again we have so many! But a few of note would be historically Saint Colmcille and recently Brian McDermott for his winning the world’s best cookery book.Who is Donegal’s most successful businessperson in your opinion?Again with so many great business people in mind, I’d have to give Donagh Kelly of KN Networks and Pat Doherty of Harcourt, Artist Sharon McDaid from the Silver Birch Gallery in Carndonagh and Una Tynan of Blank Canvas Cosmetics. Proud Donegal people striving in business locally and internationally.Who is your favourite Donegal sportsperson of all time?So many again! Honourable mentions will have to be Packie Bonner, Ray Houghton (we’re claiming him!) Nora Stapleton, Irish Rugby legend and of course Michael Murphy who is and will be one of Donegal’s greatest sportspersons.What is your favourite Donegal restaurant?Yous really aren’t making this easy 😉 My home town of Buncrana has so many fabulous restaurants from The Red Door, the Firebox Grill, The Harbour Inn, The Inishowen Gateway, Drift Inn, The Lake of Shadows, Sherpa, Primavera, and the Ubiquitous restaurant. Always fabulous food in them all. Further afield we’ve had fabulous meals in The Seaview Tavern in Malin, the Butterbean in Carndonagh, The Boathouse in Redcastle, the Redcastle Hotel, all the hotels in Ballyliffin and Nancy’s Barn, The Point Inn, the Town Clock in Moville and The Cosy Cottage.Away from Inishowen The olde Glen bar in Glen, in Downings, The Singing Pub and The Beach Hotel. The Kitchen in Letterkenny, The Lobsterpot in Burtonport, Kitty Kellys in Kill, An Club on Tory Island and many more!If you could change one thing about Donegal what would it be?The return of the railways.What is your favourite Donegal saying or expression?Dún na nGall Abú!What is the biggest challenge facing the people of Donegal today?Keeping our environment as beautiful and clean as it deserves to be.What is your favourite Donegal food?Angela my wife grows the most beautiful spuds in the back garden 😊Is there anything that really annoys you about Donegal or its people?We’re often a self-deprecating bunch of people and we shouldn’t be because we have so much to be proud of.Do you have a favourite local band?Too many to choose from again! Don’t Fear the Natives, 2 shíte dj’s, the Pox men, Rory Gallagher to name a few.If you had a million euro to improve something in Donegal what would it be?I would put the money towards the preservation of our archaeological sites as the amount of devastation in the last 100 years is eroding many of these away.Daniel O’Donnell or Packie Bonner?Couldn’t choose between the two legends.Is there anything about Donegal that you are very proud of?Its people are the most friendly and welcoming in the world and our love of the Irish language here.My Donegal – with photographer and businessman Adam Rory Porter was last modified: August 1st, 2019 by StephenShare 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:adam rory porterbuncranaMY DONEGAL
Young people will play a pivotal role in shaping societies of the future by addressing issues ranging from health, education and HIV/Aids to agriculture and the environment at the One Young World Summit, to be held in South Africa from 2 to 5 October.Now in its fourth year, the summit has become the premier forum for young people of leadership calibre. Described by CNN as the “junior Davos”, it gathers 1 300 future leaders between the ages of 18 and 30, from over 180 countries.Brand South Africa, the City of Johannesburg and MTN will be supporting One Young World at this year’s summit, which will take place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.The summit aims to give brilliant young minds a voice and help them share insights and wisdom on global challenges. As a young city, Johannesburg will provide young leaders with a platform to start leading within in their communities.Special sessions, special speakers Kofi Annan, former UN secretary general will be a speaker at the Summit (image: One Young World Summit)A highlight of the One Young World Summit will be a range of special sessions hosted by global leaders in politics, business, the media, sport and the arts – including Sir Richard Branson, Kofi Annan, Arianna Huffington and Jamie Oliver.Richard Branson, the icon of entrepreneurial success, will hold a question-and-answer session to explore issues such as how to build a better version of capitalism, ways to mobilise corporate resources for social benefit, and addressing social and environmental problems in an entrepreneurial way.Celebrity chef Jamie Oliver will remotely host a panel discussion with the CEOs of Iglo, Ella’s Kitchen, Green Mountain Coffee and PepsiCo Foods on the Food Revolution, his US-based television show and a movement to fight obesity and get Americans to eat more healthily.In a panel discussion title Sport and Society, tennis legend Boris Becker, rugby players Francois Pienaar and Ashwin Willemse and Olympic swimmer Ryk Neethling will talk about sport’s power to influence positive change. In a separate session, Pienaar and Struggle stalwart Ahmed Kathrada will share their experiences of knowing Nelson Mandela.Former United Nations secretary-general Kofi Annan will host a session based on his unprecedented series of Google Hangout discussions, The Kofi Annan Dialogues: Live, conducted in partnership with One Young World this year. Annan will also join musician and global activist Sir Bob Geldof in a session showcasing the work of One Young World ambassadors, including InkuluFreeHeid, a new democracy platform for South Africa, which was inspired by Annan.Media legend Arianna Huffington, the chair, president and editor-in-chief of Huffington Post Media Group, will speak on “the third metric” – need to redefine success beyond money and power to include well-being, wisdom, the capacity for wonder and the ability to give back.Other speakers include the likes of Nasa astronaut Ron Garan, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, Nobel laureate Muhammad Yunus and Absa CEO Maria Ramos.Johannesburg: young city, host citySouth Africa is committed to youth development, with community-based youth advisory centres in Johannesburg managed by the mayor’s office, and youth participation and representation in Parliament on a national level.“The city is delighted to host a dynamic charity organisation that has, in four years’ of existence, already made a global impact to prepare young people for future leadership and create global awareness about the most important issues confronting the world,” says Mpho Parks Tau, Johannesburg’s executive mayor.Tau hosted 20 delegates ahead of the event, who will represent the Johannesburg at the summit.Among these is summit ambassador Geneve Kroutz, who has a passion for doing good business that is socially conscious and responsible.“A business should contribute positively to the community in which it operates and not simply exploit it,” she says. This principle is practiced in her own farming business, benefiting both her employees and the community around the farm.Kroutz has also established a business platform for young fashion designers called the Designer and Agent Showcase Africa, or DNA Africa. This aims to educate designers about good, profitable business practices and expose young designers to new opportunities.She is also a mentor for DreamGirls South Africa, which promotes the enrolment and success of disadvantaged young women in tertiary education.Mandisa Dlamini is an example of a young leader working for sustainability and change. A BSc graduate with a major in agricultural economics and now an agri-specialist at Absa, she will be part of the delegation representing Johannesburg at the summit.Her job is to provide financial solutions to farmers, insight on current agricultural trends and recommendations on the right product to help them expand their business.Planning the future“The One Young World Summit is an ideal platform for driving change and development, and we hope to do this for education in Johannesburg, as education is key to the future of our youth,” says Tau.“Johannesburg is an exceptionally youthful city,” he adds. Half the city’s population is under the age of 34, and about 42% younger than 24. “This has the potential to create a very dynamic and vibrant society with a strong emphasis on innovation, enterprise and creativity.“We firmly believe in planning with people – not for them. The youth of our city is a critical constituency, and we are constantly refining our efforts to engage them in planning processes.”Other speakers and delegates include Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, founder and managing director of soleRebels and World Economic Forum Young Global Leader; author Fatima Bhutto; Kathy Calvin, CEO of the UN Foundation; model and actress Lily Cole; Antony Jenkins, Barclays global chief executive; Mail & Guardian publisher Trevor Ncube; Hans Reitz, the founder of Grameen Creative Lab; School for Startups founder Doug Richard; and model and philanthropist Natalia Vodianova.Founded by David Jones, Global CEO of Havas, and Kate Robertson, UK Group chair of Havas Worldwide, the annual One Young World Summit is a unique event that offers international decision makers powerful insight into where our world may be heading.After the summit, One Young World ambassadors will report back to their countries and communities on the insights and progress made at the event.
28 March 2014The Springbok Sevens team will be aiming to reach an unprecedented sixth consecutive HSBC Sevens World Series Cup final as they go in search of their first Hong Kong Sevens title this weekend. The event kicks off on Friday and runs through until Sunday.The Blitzbokke head into the event on top of the World Series standings, but only two points clear of New Zealand after runners-up finishes in Wellington and Tokyo.MotivationJimmy Powell’s charges will desperately want to win in Hong Kong for a number of reasons. The first is to get back to winning ways, while the second is to lay hands on a title they have never previously won, with their best results being runners-up in 1997, 2008 and 2009.They will also want to atone for a poor showing in Hong Kong in 2013 in which they finished bottom of their pool, leading to them contesting the Shield, the fourth level of competition.ConsistentSouth Africa has been impressively consistent during the current World Series, reaching the semi-finals of each of the six events, while also winning titles in Port Elizabeth and Port Elizabeth. They will be aiming to maintain that momentum.The Blitzbokke will be boosted by the return of playmaker Cecil Afrika, who missed the Tokyo tournament with a hamstring injury, while veteran Frankie Horne will be playing in his 58th consecutive World Series tournament, captain Kyle Brown in his 40th, and fellow forward Chris Dry his 35th.‘Vital’Coach Neil Powell said in a statement on Thursday that he wants his team to hit their straps quickly. “It is vital for us to have a much better start because we will be competing against good teams in our pool for a qualifying spot in the quarterfinals,” Powell explained.“We cannot wait again until the knockout stages to kick into gear because Australia, France and Spain are all strong sides, and we will be in trouble if we don’t get it right from the start against either of them.”ApproachCaptain Kyle Brown said his side was looking forward to the challenge awaiting them: “The weather has been great so far. It is nice and warm, which is similar to what we are used to back home,” he said. “Overall, our approach will be exactly the same as that for all the other tournaments this season. However, there are some areas in which we want to improve and we also want to increase our focus.”Brown said the experience of his squad and consistency of selection helps him immensely as captain. “The capability and maturity of the squad makes it much easier for me as the captain. It is great to play with guys that take care of themselves on the field and who make sure we stick to the game plan,” he said.ScheduleSouth Africa face France on Friday, followed by their other Pool B matches against Spain and Australia on Saturday. The quarterfinals, semi-finals and various final matches take place Sunday.SPRINGBOK SEVENS SQUADChris Dry, Philip Snyman, Frankie Horne, Kwagga Smith, Werner Kok, Kyle Brown (c), Branco du Preez, Stephan Dippenaar, Justin Geduld, Jamba Ulengo, Cecil Afrika, Seabelo SenatlaCoach: Neil PowellSAinfo reporter and SA Rugby
The books team at the Sunday Times has put together a list of the top South African books that they believe give readers insight into the country’s transition into a free and democratic nation.Here we highlight the past 20 years of winners of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award, South Africa’s premier literary award. Named for Alan Paton, author of Cry, The Beloved Country, the prize is given to books deemed to be outstanding works of non-fiction.Interested in South African novels? See Read your way through 20 years of democracy, which highlights 20 years of the best fiction writing.Highlights from 20 years of nonfiction1994Return to Paradise by Breyten Breytenbach (Human & Rousseau)South Africa heads toward majority rule, yet Breytenbach is far from optimistic about its future. He sees a civil war raging and the land awash in blood. A New York Times notable book of the year. Awarded the SundayTimes/Alan Paton Prize.1995Long Walk to Freedom by Nelson Mandela (Little, Brown)The riveting memoirs of South Africa’s first democratically elected president, Long Walk to Freedom recreates the drama of the experiences that helped shape Nelson Mandela’s destiny.1996The Calling of Katie Makanya by Margaret McCord (New Africa Books)A moving, illuminating memoir that chronicles the life of an extraordinary woman who was born in 1873 in colonial South Africa and lived through the early years of apartheid to her death in 1955.1997The Seed is Mine by Charles van Onselen (Jonathan Ball)After years of interviews with Kas Maine and his neighbors, employers, friends, and family – a triumph of collaborative courage and dedication – Charles van Onselen has re-created the life of a man who struggled to maintain his family in a world dedicated to enriching whites and impoverishing blacks.1998Africa: A Biography of Continent by John Reader (Penguin)A one-volume history of Africa that starts in geological pre-history and the formation of the continent, spanning centuries, and ending with decolonisation and African nationalism. This massive book is the result of four years research, most of it in Africa.1999Bram Fischer: Afrikaner Revolutionary by Stephen Clingman (Jacana)In 1964 Bram Fischer led the defence of Nelson Mandela in the Rivonia Trial. Two years later, Fischer was himself sentenced to life imprisonment in South Africa for his political activities against the policies of apartheid. This meticulous and finely crafted biography follows a fascinating journey of conscience and personal transformation.2000Mandela: the Authorised Biography by Anthony Sampson (HarperCollins)Anthony Sampson first met Nelson Mandela in the 1950s – and was given complete access to all his personal papers, to the man himself, as well as to his friends and political associates, to write the full story of one of the world’s greatest leaders.2001A Mouthful of Glass by Henk van Woerden (Jonathan Ball)A short, tough story of the man who killed Hendrick Verwoed, the racist prime minister of South Africa, in 1966. Born in Mozambique of a Greek father and African mother, Demitrios Tsafendas was a man lost between the races, maddened by not knowing who or what he was.2002The Dressing Station by Jonathan Kaplan (Pan Macmillan)Surgeon Jonathan Kaplan has flown around the world on medical assignments, but as this debut book suggests, he never feels more engaged with life than when among the dying.2003Midlands by Johnny Steinberg (Jonathan Ball)In the spring of 1999, in the beautiful hills of the Kwa-Zulu-Natal midlands, a young white farmer is shot dead on the dirt road running from his father’s farmhouse to his irrigation fields. The murder is the work of assassins rather than robbers; a single shot behind the ear, nothing but his gun stolen, no forensic evidence like spent cartridges or fingerprints left at the scene. Journalist Jonny Steinberg travels to the midlands to investigate.2004A Human Being Died that Night by Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (New Africa Books)Eugene de Kock, commanding officer of apartheid death squads, is currently serving 212 years in prison for crimes against humanity. He was denied amnesty, while many of his former comrades walk free. Gobodo-Madikizela visited Pretoria’s maximum security prison to meet the man many know as Prime Evil. What followed was a journey into what it means to be human.2005The Number by Johnny Steinberg (Jonathan Ball)On 9 June 2003, a 43-year-old coloured man named Magadien Wentzel walked out of Pollsmoor Prison in Cape Town. Behind him lay a lifelong career in the 28s, South Africa’s oldest and most reviled prison gang. In front of him lay the prospect of a law- abiding future – and life in a household of eight adults and six children, none of whom had a job. Jonny Steinberg met Wentzel in prison at the end of 2002. By the time Wentzel was released, he and Steinberg had spent more than 50 hours talking. The Number is an account of their conversations and of Steinberg’s journeys to the places and people of Wentzel’s past.2006Aids Safari by Adam Levin (Jonathan Ball)With searing honesty, tender prose and outrageous humour, Adam Levin takes us through the daily trials of living with AIDS, travelling from promiscuity and denial, through the terrors of imminent mortality to face the realities of his disease. Joint winner in 2006 of the Sunday Times Alan Paton Award with Witness to Aids by Edwin Cameron (Tafelberg).2007Portrait with Keys by Ivan Vladislavic (Umuzi)Through precisely crafted snapshots, Ivan Vladislavic observes the unpredictable, day- to-day transformation of his embattled city, Johannesburg. A dazzling portrait of a city – and an utterly true picture of the new South Africa.2008Thabo Mbeki: The Dream Deferred by Mark Gevisser (HarperCollins)Mark Gevisser’s profound psycho-political examination of Thabo Mbeki, South Africa’s second president. A brilliant but deeply flawed leader, Mbeki attempted to forge an identity for himself as the symbol of modern Africa in the long shadow of Nelson Mandela.2009In A Different Time by Peter Harris (Umuzi)Set in a South Africa gripped by unrest and political tension, when the ANC was in exile and repression at its height. It tells the story of four young South Africans – assassins who reported directly to Chris Hani – who embark on a mission that lands them on Death Row. This true account reveals the lengths people are prepared to go to to fight for what they believe, and the acts people will commit to preserve the status quo.2010The Strange Alchemy of Life and Law by Albie Sachs (Oxford University Press) From a young age, Albie Sachs played a prominent part in the struggle for justice in South Africa. As a result, he was detained in solitary confinement, tortured by sleep deprivation, and eventually blown up by a car bomb that cost him his right arm and the sight of an eye. His experiences provoked an outpouring of creative thought on the role of law as a protector of human dignity in the modern world, and a lifelong commitment to seeing a new era of justice established in South Africa.2011The Unlikely Secret Agent by Ronnie Kasrils (Jacana)This remarkable story of a young woman’s courage and daring at a time of increasing repression in apartheid South Africa is told here for the first time with great verve and elan by Eleanor Kasrils’s husband, “Red” Ronnie, who eventually became South Africa’s Minister of Intelligence Services in 2004.2012Stones Against the Mirror by Hugh Lewin (Umuzi)A brave and moving memoir which is both a family history and a story of friendship and betrayal between people caught up in the wrenching forces of South Africa’s struggle for freedom.2013Endings and Beginnings by Redi Tlhabi (Jacana)Redi Tlhabi makes the painful journey back to her death-marred childhood in Orlando, Soweto in the 1980s. A township under siege, Redi’s father is murdered – and the perpetrators never found. And then Redi meets Mabegzo: handsome, charming and smooth – and a rumoured gangster, murderer and rapist.Originally published by BooksLive. A selection republished here with kind permission.For the full list of both fiction and non-fiction titles – with short descriptions – visit the BooksLive blog at bookslive.co.za/blogTo download BooksLive‘s colourful infographic made up of the covers of the selected “notable reads” and prize winners as a high-res PDF, click here. To download a high-res image in jpg format, click here.
Indian goalkeeper Bharat Chetri termed his brilliant save in the penalty shootout as the best moment of his career.Chetri dived to his right and saved a Glenn Kirkham’s flick in the shootout that proved the difference as India made their maiden Commonwealth Games final beating England on penalties.”This is the best match of my career. I knew when it boiled down to penalty stroke, I had to put my hand up and do something for my country. The crowd was behind me and so were my teammates,” said Chetri who hails from Makaibari in Darjeeling.”We were down 1-3 and we did brilliantly to come back and level the scores. We should have won the match in the regulation time itself had we not missed so many chances. As far as tension is concerned, I was too focussed to be tense,” said the smiling goalie.Senior pro Tushar Khandekar was too emotional to react.”Yeh toh khushi ke aansoo hain (These are tears of joy),” said a teary-eyed Khandekar.For Shivendra Singh, who took the winning stroke, it was a completely different feeling.”If the match goes into penalty shootout, obviously you get tense. But we were confident that Bharat (Chetri) would at least save one and that was all we needed.”Both Bharat and Shivendra along with their skipper Rajpal Singh said the turning point of the match was when England’s fourth penalty corner hit the post.”If that would have gone in, things would have been really difficult. But suddenly, we went all out in attack and that also suited our style of play,” said the Indian skipper.advertisementIf Indian captain feels that taking one match at a time has helped the team, coach Jose Brasa feels that it is still a long way to go.”Ric Charlesworth said in 2006 that you need four years to build a champion side. I have been here for 17 months. It is a process where you take two years to reach top six and the next two years to come for a medal contention in the big events,” Brasa said.”I believe we played well as a team during the World Cup. We were unlucky that we couldn’t convert the chances,” the Spaniard said.He however backed drag-flicker Sandeep Singh who failed to convert most of the short corners.”I have maintained he is the best. He has been the best in training and he is trying to repeat that show in matches also,” the coach said.Skipper Rajpal feels the key to India’s success is the ability of the team to make a comeback when the chips are down.
Rohit Sharma became the first Indian batsman to fall to a spinner in the 2019 Cricket World Cup on Saturday. Before India’s game against Afghanistan on Saturday, Rohit Sharma had hit 319 runs from 3 innings including 2 hundreds (against South Africa and Pakistan) and a half-century (against Australia).Rohit was expected to score big against Afghanistan after Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat. However, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman got the ball to grip and turn across as it hit the top of Rohit’s off-stump. There was nearly pin drop silence in the ground.India had tormented spinners in the victories against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan.The opposition spinners (before June 22) had bowled 53 overs to India’s batsmen and leaked 339 runs at an economy rate of 6.39. More significantly, Rohit Sharma is one of the best players of spin in the world.After Rohit Sharma fell in the 5th over of the Indian innings, Virat Kohli joined KL Rahul at the crease and the two led a fightback after Afghanistan’s early breakthrough.Virat Kohli had won the toss and decided to bat against Afghanistan in pursuit of India’s 4th victory of the tournament. Kohli asserted India were in no mood to take it easy against Afghanistan.”Whether we are playing a team that’s strong or the team that’s coming through the ranks, our mindset is the same.”We don’t take Afghanistan lightly, they are a dangerous side when they are on the groove. Focus is within our group on what we want to do as a side,” Kohli said.advertisementAlso Read | Will Tendulkar’s record 673 runs in a single World Cup be broken this year?Also Read | Is this India’s away orange jersey in World Cup 2019? Pictures on social media leave fans guessingAlso See
Liverpool boss Klopp reveals Wijnaldum importanceby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp has explained the importance of Gini Wijnaldum to his team.The Dutch midfielder was in fine form in the 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal at Anfield.With the Reds now seven points clear at the top of the table, Klopp signalled out his central midfielder for praise.”He’s an outstanding player,” said the manager to the club’s official website.”He combines a lot of things that you need. On a one-on-one situation, he can keep the body between the opponent and the ball, then pass the ball.”I don’t know how many positions he’s played. In the double-six he plays really well.”He can play all three positions in midfield and that’s really nice. All the boys are really versatile, to be honest.”Hendo came in on Saturday and played the half-space and helped so much with how we defended. He was really lively. But Gini is in a good moment.” About the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say