‘We can learn from Mandela’s life’

first_img19 July 2010President Jacob Zuma has urged South Africans to draw on the lessons of the life of former president Nelson Mandela and use this to better the lives of other people.Speaking at Mandela’s birthday celebrations in the Eastern Cape on Sunday, Zuma paid homage to a “true humanitarian” and called on fellow South Africans to take a leaf out of the 92-year-old Mandela’s book.One of the lessons Zuma outlined was the need for South Africans to continue working together to build the nation that Mandela envisaged.“The patriotism and unity that prevailed during the 2010 Fifa World Cup demonstrated to the world that this nation has a great future,” Zuma said.“We came very close if we did not fully achieve your dream, Tata, of one nation united in its diversity, celebrating its achievements and working together,” Zuma said.The “Madiba legacy” also encouraged African unity and solidarity, Zuma said, urging South Africans to continue in the spirit of African unity, love and friendship they had shown during the World Cup when they embraced African teams and their fans.“South Africa is an integral part of the African continent. Our future is intertwined with that of the African continent. Our government and people must, and will continue to work for the renewal and development of the continent,” he said.The President also encouraged South Africans to emulate Mandela by working hard to help people who are in need.Singling out Mandela’s vigorous charity work, even after he had retired from office, Zuma called on the government and citizens to follow suit by working together to speed up change in the country.Zuma urged South Africans to share Mandela’s concern for children by making a commitment to ensure that every child had an education and that the country was safer and a more loving place for them in live in.“Let us also join forces to make education a real apex priority for this nation. All our goals will be achieved in the long-term if we invest in education with all human and material resources.”Zuma called on South Africans to support the 1Goal Education for All Campaign by informing authorities about children in their neighbourhoods who were not attending school.The President said Mandela’s birthday was a wonderful occasion that united the world and South Africa in celebrating the life of a selfless leader“The 67 years of active contribution to a better South Africa has been recognised by the United Nations and is being celebrated as Mandela Day for the first time this year. We thank the world for never ceasing to recognise the successes of this nation.”Zuma also acknowledged those who had taken 67 minutes to do something positive for the country, the poor or the vulnerable.He paid tribute to the role Mandela played when he became president of the country in 1994. “Tata helped us to internalise that we are one nation, united in our diversity. He taught us to overcome hatred and embrace reconciliation.”Mandela had provided direction and laid down a solid legacy for all South Africans. “In honour of President Nelson Mandela, our actions going forward, should speak louder than any words of praise we may seek for ourselves.”Zuma wished Mandela a happy birthday on behalf of the whole of South Africa, thanking the former President for the supreme sacrifice he had made in his quest for freedom and justice.As part of the celebrations in the Eastern Cape, the President officially opened the Mvezo Multi-purpose Centre and revealed that renovations to the Mvevo Junior Secondary School were nearing completion.Celebrations for the Mandela’s birthday are expected to continue this week with members of Parliament and the Eastern Cape Provincial government visiting schools, embarking on environmental awareness campaign and an anti-child trafficking seminar; fencing of Heritage sites; and renovating the Mvezo dipping tank.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

SA capture Polocrosse World Cup

first_imgWinning the World Cup is a “great opportunity” for South African polocrosse, he said. “People are excited and interest in the game is on the up. People who were doubters about South African polocrosse are now on board. 21 July 2011 Jan Albert Steenkamp was in excellent form for South Africa in the title-decider and was later named the best male player of the tournament. The women’s award went to Kelly Redfearn of Zimbabwe. South Africa had earned their place in the final with an excellent 25-11 victory over Australia in the semi-finals. Zimbabwe reached the title-decider with a 24-10 win over the USA. Zimbabwean expectationsMuch was expected of the Zimbabweans this time around, after they defeated a South African team full of capped internationals three-nil in a series in Johannesburg in early June. It was not, however, South Africa’s World Cup team. South Africa captured the Polocrosse World Cup title for the first time when they defeated neighbours Zimbabwe in the final at the Onley Grounds Equestrian Centre near Rugby in the United Kingdom on Sunday. ‘After four chukkas, it was over’“In the first two chukkas, our girls went down 3-0, but then pulled it back to 3-3. Our men then won their first chukka 5-0. After four chukkas, it was over, Australia weren’t going to come back from being so far down.” Heavy rains in the final created some muddy patches on the field, but South Africa adjusted especially well to them to run out convincing 29-18 winners after eight exciting chukkas. For the record, South Africa’s World Cup winners were Gavin Cocker, Jossie Spilsbury, Graham MacLarty, Nikki Crook, Jan Albert Steenkamp, Celicia Jacobs, Nico Van Wyk, and Julie Royden-Turner. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Playing in the United Kingdom proved to be a test for the two southern African nations, who are used to dry conditions. Both teams were undefeated heading into the final and both had beaten Australia, who had previously never lost a game at the World Cup, which was held Down Under in the first two editions in 2003 and 2007. It was in the game against the highly-fancied Australians that a huge turning point occurred, said Cocker. Australia dominated the USA in the clash for third place, romping to a 31-8 win, while New Zealand held on for a 20-19 victory over the UK in thee battle for fifth. Zimbabwe had earlier downed the Australians 21-12 in pool play. They also edged New Zealand 17-15 and saw off Zambia 22-10. Stellar defenceQuestioned about South Africa’s stellar defensive showing throughout the tournament – the 18 goals they gave up to Zimbabwe was by five the most they conceded in any game – Cocker again put it down to game planning for each side they faced. South Africa had finished third in both the 2003 and 2007 events, while Zimbabwe had finished fifth in 2007 and fourth in 2003. “We got the horses into the right positions for the right riders and we were lucky that the horses suited our playing style.” “It’s also good for Zimbabwe,” he said about the all-Southern African World Cup final and what it means for polocrosse in the region. South Africa won their first two pool matches 19-9 over Ireland and 18-7 over the USA before sneaking past the UK 14-13 on a last-gasp goal by Graham MacLarty. At a World Cup, for health and safety reasons, players use borrowed horses which are put into pools and draws are then made for them. Adjusting to the horses is vital and this, too, was part of the South African team’s preparation, Cocker related. Visual skillsIt was a World Cup win a long time in the making, explained Cocker. Work on the South African challenge began some nine or 10 months before the tournament and visual skills’ work with world-renowned Doctor Sheryl Calder was “very helpful”, he enthused. For those not in the know, polocrosse is a combination of polo and lacrosse and the format features men and women playing alternate chukkas. It’s easy to understand and makes for a fantastic spectator sport. And with the next Polocrosse World Cup taking place in South Africa in 2015, the defending champions have plenty to look forward to, and to build towards. ‘Phenomenal’“It was phenomenal, especially for Southern Africa,” to be playing Zimbabwe in the final, South African captain Gavin Cocker told SAinfo. “And to win it was the ultimate, a special moment.” last_img read more

2019 Ohio State Fair Junior Market Poultry results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ava Hester, Clinton Co., had the Grand Champion Chickens.Jozie Jones, Clinton Co., had the Reserve Champion Chickens.Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co., was third overall with her meat chickens.Delaney Johnson, Jefferson Co., was fourth overall with her meat chickens.Anessa Ruggles, Huron Co., was fifth overall with her meat chickens.   Chicken Champion Drive exhibitors were: Myah Jones, Clinton Co., Allison Stacklin, Union Co., Marshall Jackson, Logan Co., Campbell Reese, Fairfield Co., Jozie Jones, Clinton Co., Anessa Ruggles, Huron Co., Deloris Corcoran, Ross Co., Emily Reed, Wayne Co., Ava Hester, Clinton Co., Alex Kinney, Logan Co., Delaney Johnson, Jefferson Co., and Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co.Jonathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., had the Grand Champion Market Turkey.Maribeth Pozderac, Knox Co., had the Reserve Champion Market Turkey.Lillian Conrad, Hancock Co., had the third overall market turkey.Isabel Henderson, Logan Co., had the fourth overall market turkey.Jonah Goddard, Fayette Co., had the fifth overall market turkey. The Turkey Champion Drive exhibitors were: Marian Woodruff, Hardin Co., Jonathan Woodward, Coshocton Co., Campbell Reese, Fairfield Co., Isabel Henderson, Logan Co., Kalyn Strahley, Paulding Co., Hailey Ballah, Madison Co., Alex Schaub, Logan Co., Alivia Kinney, Logan Co., Jonah Goddard, Fayette Co., Maria Henderson, Logan Co., Ava Hester, Clinton Co., Maribeth Pozderac, Knox Co., Parker Reese, Fairfield Co., Alex Kinney, Logan Co., and Lillian Conrad, Hancock Co.last_img read more

Donald Trumps golf clubs up for auction

first_imgBoston, Jul 6 (PTI) A full set of iron golf clubs owned and used by US President Donald Trump may fetch over USD 30,000 when it goes under the hammer, according to an auction house.Each club features a True Temper Dynamic Gold S300 shaft with red-and-black Golf Pride Dual Durometer grip, and the hosel of each club head is engraved, with the initials D Trump, according to the RR auction house in the US.The clubs were gifted to Trumps personal caddie, Andrew Lombardo, at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster in New Jersey.Trump exclusively used these irons for a two-and-a-half month period while playing with and against a variety of celebrities, powerful businesspeople, and golf professionals at Bedminster, Lombardo said.The clubs are accompanied by a notarised letter by Lomabardo.It states that “the clubs were given to Mr Trump by the TaylorMade CEO Mark King at the TaylorMade Media Day we had at Trump National Golf Club – Bedminster when we became a TaylorMade club and the clubs were used by Mr Trump for the rest of the season.””The clubs were put in our bag room for the winter and next season Mr Trump had a new set of clubs from TaylorMade,” the letter said.According to the auction house, the clubs are of the utmost rarity and represent the well-documented relationship between the sport of golf and the nations commander-in-chief and are estimated to fetch more than USD 30,000, said.Long before entering the White House, the Trump name had become synonymous with many of the worlds most stunning golf courses.advertisementAfter premiering West Palm Beachs Trump International Golf Club in 1999, Trump proceeded to amass a total of 17 idyllic courses in a span of two decades, with locations that include the Hudson Valley, Scotland, and Dubai, with another set to open in Indonesia next year.The auction will take place on July 12. PTI APA MHN MHNlast_img read more

Declaration of Black River Morass and Pedro Cays Protected Areas to be Advanced

first_img This is according to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, who said that the move forms part of the Government’s strategy to safeguard the island’s biodiversity. Story Highlights Prev 1of3 Next The process to have the Black River Morass and the Pedro Cays and surrounding waters declared as protected areas will be advanced this financial year. The process to have the Black River Morass and the Pedro Cays and surrounding waters declared as protected areas will be advanced this financial year.This is according to Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz, who said that the move forms part of the Government’s strategy to safeguard the island’s biodiversity.“With this declaration, approximately 18.1 per cent terrestrial and 16 per cent marine areas will be under legal protection,” he said.Mr. Vaz was speaking at the inaugural National Biodiversity Conference held at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (October 17), where he outlined work being undertaken to protect the country’s natural resources.He noted that the Ministry and the National Environment and Planning Agency (NEPA) are working on the finalisation of a Protected Areas Policy for Jamaica; a Cays Management Policy; Beach Access and Management Policy; and Overarching Protected Areas legislation.“The Ministry and the Forestry Department have also finalised the Forest Policy for Jamaica, and work is ongoing on the amendment to the Forest Act,” he informed.He further cited the declaration of the boundary of the Cockpit Country and the Cockpit Country Protected Area, in addition to several forest reserves and forest management areas.Minister Vaz noted that the Goat Islands, home to the Jamaican iguana and other endemic species of flora and fauna, have been designated a nature reserve.“Through funding from the Global Environment Facility, (we have completed) the National Strategy and Action Plan for Biological Diversity in Jamaica 2016-2021, which will guide Jamaica’s mainstreaming of biodiversity conservation as a critical element of sustainable development,” he said.In the meantime, Minister Vaz commended community groups, churches, schools, environment and 4-H clubs, on the work being done to preserve the country’s natural resources.“As I traverse the island, I have seen many of these good works on display. In this regard, I implore you to continue to spread the message – each one teach one. Also, the contribution by our civil society organisations, particularly those which have been delegated authority to manage the island’s protected areas, is invaluable,” he said.Hosted by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, the conference was held under the theme ‘The importance of Biodiversity to Sustainable Livelihoods and Well-being’. Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz (right), greets Global Manager, Global Environment Fund, Small Grants Programme, Yoko Watanabe (left), on arrival at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (October 17) for the inaugural National Biodiversity Conference hosted by the Ministry. Looking on (from second left) are Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Conservator of Forests, Forestry Department, Marilyn Headley; and Principal, University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Dale Webber.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Hon. Daryl Vaz (right), greets Global Manager, Global Environment Fund, Small Grants Programme, Yoko Watanabe (left), on arrival at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston on Wednesday (October 17) for the inaugural National Biodiversity Conference hosted by the Ministry. Looking on (from second left) are Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Conservator of Forests, Forestry Department, Marilyn Headley; and Principal, University of the West Indies, Mona, Professor Dale Webber. It provided a platform for the exchange and dissemination of information on priority issues related to the preservation and conservation of Jamaica’s rich biodiversity. The function also culminated the country’s celebration of the 25th anniversary of the entry into force of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD).Jamaica became a party to the CBD in 1995 and since then, successive administrations have undertaken a number of projects and programmes in collaboration with development partners and civil society, to safeguard and sustainably use the island’s biological resources for present and future generations of Jamaicans.During the conference, an e-publication of Jamaican case studies related to the implementation of the Convention was launched, entitled ‘Preserving Jamaica’s Biodiversity – Success Stories’.It is expected to be available on the websites of the Ministry, NEPA, and the Forestry Department by October 18.The conference was funded by the Natural Resources Conservation Authority and NEPA through the Integrated Management of the Yallahs River and Hope River Watersheds Project.last_img read more