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first_imgCELTIC responded to Rangers 4-0 drubbing of Dunfermline with a 2-0 win over Inverness CT at Parkhead.Joe Ledley fired the Hoops ahead with a cracking finish. James Forrest added a second on 33 minutes, finishing off a clinical counter attack.Anthony Stokes should have registered a third and Richie Foran’s diving header required a smart save by Forster.WATCH THE GOALS BY CLICKING THE VIDEO ABOVE;DDTV: VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS OF CELTIC’S WIN TODAY OVER ICT was last modified: September 24th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:CelticDonega;donegallast_img read more

Leading Lady for Seattle debut

first_imgLeading Lady tells of a teacher and struggling actress who enlists the help of a South African sheep farmer to help her in preparing for the film role of a lifetime. (Images: Leading Lady) • Monica Steyn Freelance Publicist MS PR and Promotions +27 82 452 2095 [email protected] • Of gangsters, bad cops and taking on Hollywood • Cape Flats gang film an Oscar contender • American film industry on tour • South African actresses make it big in Hollywood • Feature film shows arresting beauty of LesothoMelissa Jane CookA romantic comedy from South Africa, Leading Lady, will have its world première at the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF), in the Pacific Northwest United States.Matthew Mole, the popular musician, will perform live at the screening. SIFF opened on 15 May, and runs until 8 June. Leading Lady will be screened on 7 June at 7pm, and again at 1.30pm the next day at the Harvard Exit.The film, by director Henk Pretorius, stars some of South Africa’s finest actors, including the singer Bok van Blerk, whose latest album, Steek die Vure Aan, has outperformed all expectations, and Brümilda van Rensburg, who has returned to South African TV screens in Binnelanders as Jana du Preez. Other cast members are Canadian Gil Bellows (Ally McBeal, Shawshank Redemption), who has added to his 80-plus television and film credits by sharing the silver screen with Susan Sarandon and Donald Sutherland; and Irish actress Katie McGrath, who has recently been cast in Steven Spielberg’s Jurassic World. Katie McGrath, best known for her lead role in the BBC’s global hit show Merlin – Official and recently included in the cast for Steven Spielberg’s feature Jurassic World, seen here with award-winning SA actress and well-known TV personality Brumilda van Rensburg. Pretorius’s previous film, Fanie Fourie’s Lobola, won the SIFF 2013 Golden Space Needle Award for Best Film. He returns this year with an inspiring tale of an aspiring English actress, Jodi Rutherford, played by McGrath (Dracula, Merlin), who persuades a South African farmer from Brandfort, Kobus Willemse, played by Van Blerk, to prepare her for a role in a major Hollywood film as an Afrikaner war heroine. The legendary Van Rensburg also gives a quirky performance as Magdaleen Willemse.A self-proclaimed “passionate observer of humanity”, Pretorius made Bakgat in 2006, which went on to become South Africa’s first film trilogy and one of the most popular Afrikaans films ever made. Mole is a South African multi-instrumentalist who blends Mumford-style folk with electronic layered tones. He has gone from winning songwriting contests to making chart history.Listen to Matthew Mole hereThe storyLeading Lady tells of a teacher and struggling actress who enlists the help of a South African sheep farmer to help her in preparing for the film role of a lifetime.The SIFF programme explains: “Famous film director Daniel Taylor (Bellows) is planning a film about a historical Boer woman. His British actress girlfriend, Jodie, covets the role but realises she must travel to South Africa to fully embrace the character. On arrival she meets ruggedly handsome Kobus, a young farmer who shares the same last name as the historical character, and eventually convinces him to let her stay at the farm. In payment, Jodie will act and direct the annual summer play with a ragtag group of misfits, including a scene-stealing supporting role Eduan van Jaarsveldt, who played Fanie in last year’s award winner, as Kobus’s much-looser brother.”As is to be expected, it says, the blossoming relationship between Jodie and Kobus becomes much more complicated when Daniel arrives for location scouting. “Combining outstanding performances and a deep love of Afrikaans Boer culture with delightful deviations from the romantic comedy formula, writer-director Henk Pretorius confirms the promise of Fanie Fourie’s Lobola with another meaningful, laugh-out-loud comedy about following your dreams and finding your place.”Watch the Leading Lady movie trailer hereLeading Lady is produced by Dark Matter Studios’ Llewelynn Greeff and Pretorius. The film is distributed in South Africa by Ster Kinekor Entertainment and will open in South Africa on 28 November.last_img read more

Zuma in Washington for US-Africa summit

first_img4 August 2014South African President Jacob Zuma arrived in Washington on Sunday ahead of the first US-Africa Leaders’ Summit, the largest event any US president has held with African heads of state and government.Also in Zuma’s delegation are International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, Transport Minister Dipuo Peters, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, and State Security Minister David Mahlobo.The White House made the announcement that US President Barack Obama would host the summit in January, saying that he looked forward to “further strengthening ties with one of the world’s most dynamic and fastest-growing regions.“The summit will build on the progress made since the President’s trip to Africa last summer, advance the administration’s focus on trade and investment in Africa, and highlight America’s commitment to Africa’s security, its democratic development, and its people,” the White House said.The three-day event, starting on Monday, includes one day devoted to business issues, as well as events focusing on food security, health and women’s empowerment.There will also be meetings of US and African CEOs, as well as an African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) ministerial meeting, both aimed at strengthening trade and investment between the US and Africa.Agoa, which enables 39 eligible sub-Saharan African countries to export most products duty-free to the United States, has seen total African exports to the US more than quadruple, and US exports to sub-Saharan Africa more than triple, since its inception in 2000In August, US Trade Representative Michael Froman told a two-day forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia that the US was looking to work with African experts and leaders on forging an improved “Agoa 2.0” before the expiry of its current version in 2015.Some members of the US Congress have questioned whether South Africa, being relatively developed in Africa, should continue to be included in Agoa.Speaking to journalists in Pretoria last week, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said South Africa would push for the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to be extended for a 15-year period when its current period expires next year, and for its own inclusion in the programme’s rollover.Some observers have suggested that the conference was aimed at ensuring that Obama leaves a stronger relationship with Africa when his term in office comes to an end in 2016.Speaking to SAnews on the weekend, Shadrack Gutto, head of the Centre for African Renaissance at the University of South Africa, said the summit was historically significance because Obama was be the first US president to bring African leaders together.US policy on Africa has changed over the years, Gutto said, adding it was significant that Obama had decided to call the summit in his last term in office.“It is my view that Obama, as a person of African descent, wants to say he cares about Africa and wants to show that in practice. I think he will use this opportunity to begin to invest more in Africa.”However, Gutto said, the direction this week’s summit took would also depend on the agenda of the African leaders who had been invited to be part of the meeting.“The question will be whether these leaders are going there as school children who are called to the headmaster’s office, or will they actually set the agenda. We will see. Africa’s agenda ought to be clear, the leaders need to come to the summit with a clear message that the continent needs to industrialise and the US can play a role in that.“It is a question of whether the US can prove itself as a good partner in the development of Africa and the quest to industrialise. Already Nepad the New Partnership for Africa’s Development demands that the donor-recipient relationship must come to an end. I therefore think it will therefore be important that this does not come across as just another talk shop.”SAnews.gov.za and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

It is time for parity in unpaid housework

first_imgWomen’s Month is under way in South Africa, making it an apt time to examine progress women have made in gaining equality, as well as look at what more can be done. Statistics have shown women still spend more time doing unpaid housework than men, but there are ways to rectify that. Women spend more of their time doing unpaid housework, which includes caring for the elderly. (Image: Brand South Africa)Priya PitamberIt is not surprising to learn that statistics show women across the world spend more time doing unpaid housework, which includes cooking, child rearing, cleaning, grocery shopping and doing laundry, than men.On average in South Africa, women spend 4.3 hours a day on housework, while men spend 1.5 hours, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Globally, women spend 4.5 hours on house work, and men less than half of that.Melinda Gates, of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, says this makes women experience “time poverty”. She says unpaid housework is as the name suggests: work that is being done but the person doing it is not getting money for it.“But every society needs it to function,” she writes. “You can think of unpaid work as falling into three main categories: cooking, cleaning, and caring for children and the elderly.“Who packs your lunch? Who fishes the sweaty socks out of your gym bag? Who hassles the nursing home to make sure your grandparents are getting what they need? Now, this work has to be done by somebody. But it’s overwhelmingly women who are expected to do it, for free, whether they want to or not.”In rural areas, women can easily spend more time on chores when they walk distances to collect water or gather wood to make fires before they are able cook.Overall, as a result, women are spending less time on other areas of their lives, such as their career, getting an education, sports and leisure activities.Watch:Sifisosami Dube, a manager at Gender Links in Johannesburg, says that society is still patriarchal.“Household work is left largely to women [because of] power relations at household level and the workplace,” she says. “Although more women are now heading households in South Africa, the burden for caring and multiple roles persist.”Gender attitudes towards doing household work are still largely blind, she says. Stats from the OECD show that around the world, including South Africa, women spend more time than men on housework. (Image: Priya Pitamber)Progress madeDube notes that feminist policies have worked for some countries, such as Sweden. In terms of household work, Swedish women spend 3.4 hours on it, while men spend 2.6 hours. It is one of the Scandinavian countries quickly closing the gap.It is time for South Africa to consider feminist policies in multiple areas, says Dube. She suggests everything from the workplace and education, to the media and community involvement, needs to change.Gender training is vital to change policies and mind-sets. “Gender education in schools and communities is essential,” she suggests.Dube acknowledges that progress has been made in South Africa regarding gender quality, but much still needs to be done in the household, where patriarchy actually starts. “The Ministry of Women needs to do more in reaching out to rural areas about gender concepts.“Empowerment of women is key to amplify their voices about sharing household chores. Voice, choice and control is key in this era.”As economists suggest, Gates proposes the three Rs solution: “Recognise, Reduce, and Redistribute: Recognise that unpaid work is still work. Reduce the amount of time and energy it takes. And Redistribute it more evenly between women and men.”She says this phenomenon is not a global plot to keep women oppressed. “The division of work depends on cultural norms, and we call them norms because they seem normal – so normal that many of us don’t notice the assumptions we’re making. But your generation can notice them – and keep pointing them out until the world pays attention.”last_img read more

Far from satisfied, Team Lakay aims to continue success in 2019

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion “While the rest of the world sleeps, we train, and when the world wakes up, we still train. Hard work, dedication, and learning will bring us success in 2019, despite the challenges we face.”The first test for Team Lakay comes on January 19 when Pacio defends his strawweight strap against Yosuke Saruta of Japan in ONE: Eternal Glory in Jakarta, Indonesia.Team Lakay’s journey to the top did not come without adversities, but Sangiao and the rest of Team Lakay are ready to conquer more challenges in 2019.“Together, we were able to overcome adversity. We’ll do the same in 2019,” Sangiao said.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Bradley Beal, Wizards silence Thunder MOST READ Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “This game is evolving every second. Right now, there is a martial artist out there developing a new training method, working on a new technique, and building a new set of skills we have never seen before,” said Team Lakay’s master tactician Mark Sangiao.“This is the nature of our sport. Mixed martial arts is the ultimate proving ground of combat. It combines every style and discipline into one cohesive system. That being said, the key to success is continuous learning.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsKevin Belingon, Geje Eustaquio, Eduard Folayang and Joshua Pacio earned world titles in their respective divisions and for them to keep their status, they must continue to hone their craft.“As martial artists, we have to keep learning and improving — that’s the only way we can win. We have to keep up with the competition and train harder than our opponents,” Sangiao said. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño LATEST STORIES FILE – Team Lakay now has four current ONE world champions after Eduard Folayang regained the lightweight title following a unanimous decision win over Singapore’s Amir Khan in Manila. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTeam Lakay won four world titles in ONE Championship in 2018, but that doesn’t mean the Baguio City-based stable can afford to rest on its laurels this year.Winning is one thing and staying on top is a whole different story.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

The best quotes from the OSU-Iowa State game

first_imgMike GundyOn the game: “I’m glad that one is over. We played very average in a lot of areas. Offensively, not very good. Not running the ball as effectively as we need to.”On the end of the first half: “I was frustrated because of that and went for it and I should have kicked a field goal. But I was still mad because of the last throw.”On the Roland TD: “We thought he got in, but honestly at that point, I was so frustrated that I would have been OK if he hadn’t gotten in. But I was glad he got in.”On Daxx: “Average.”On special teams: “The good news is our coverage units on the punt and kick were good, and our return units on kick return and punt return were good. We’ve really stressed that over the last 10 days. It really benefitted us and probably helped us win this football game. We have to get a lot better. There’s not any reason for us to cancel practice.”On foregone conclusions: “At times, we’ve become a little bit spoiled here. We walk off the field in the last few years, we win by 24 and everybody’s upset. Today we won by 17, and everybody’s sad and wants to go home and pout.”On his defense: “I was talking so much to the offense that I didn’t even watch the defense.”Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 7.34.28 AMOn early starts: “We just didn’t play very well. You get out there—and this no excuse—it’s 11 a.m. and the stadium is half full, the sun is kind of on you. It’s just a lot of things that worked against us. We need to be more mature than that even though we’re young. Our guys have to get their motor going and they have to play fast and compete.”On special teams: “I took over kick coverage and punt coverage this week, but I’m going to give it up tomorrow.”Glenn SpencerOn how his defense played: “We talked about third-down conversions. They were at 50 percent because they ran a bunch of third-and-shorts. That goes back to what I said about first-and-10 being the most important down. They fell forward on a couple of tackles and had third-and-two on a lot of them. It’s tough to get your third-down percentage at 65 percent like we want, so we probably aren’t as good on first-and-ten as we’ve been in the past.”On giving up big plays: “Ashton (Lampkin) was out and Larry (Stephens) was out. It was good. We did some things, schematically, to try and help them out a little bit. That might have been another reason that we gave up some run yardage that I didn’t like. Schematically, when you try to help out and take something, you give up something else.”Mike YurcichOn Daxx’s picks: “On the first one the route was off, and on the second one it was man coverage. The ball was thrown on time. You’ve got to give the defense some credit on that. They did a good job and we can doo a better job running the route. It’s a team game, and as long as he’s going through the right reads and throwing the ball on time, you can’t be too critical of the quarterback.”On the offense overall: “We haven’t reached our peak, that’s for sure.[1. I sure hope not!] Not even close. There’s a lot of room for us to improve, but it was very encouraging at the same time.”David GliddenOn Daxx: “Daxx is a gunslinger, so that’s going to happen sometimes. The kid can throw the ball, but their defense was making plays. They watch film, too, so picks are just a part of the game. Daxx was calm about it, and we all knew he would go back out there and keep letting it fly. He’s real confident in himself, and he’s confident in all of us, which is a great thing to know. It doesn’t matter how many picks he throws, he’s going to keep letting it fly.”Paul RhoadsOn OSU’s run game: “Oklahoma State has effectively run the ball against us in the past and they did a year ago, embarrassingly.”If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more