Mandela will live in our hearts forever: Zuma

first_img15 December 2013 “As your journey today ends, ours must continue,” President Jacob Zuma said at Nelson Mandela’s funeral service in Qunu in the Eastern Cape on Sunday. “One thing we can assure you today, as you take your final steps, is that South Africa will continue to rise.” “Your revolutionary spirit will not rest within us,” Zuma told over 4 000 mourners gathered in a specially constructed dome on Mandela’s farm. “We plan to take your vision forward of better schools, universities, quality housing … decent jobs, as well as an efficient and accountable public service.” Zuma told the crowd packed inside the giant marquee – including royalty, celebrities and current and former heads of state – that Mandela’s love for children would also be carried forward. “South African children must grow up in a country that is not only politically free, but it should also be free from violence, free and safe from crime, free and safe from poverty, ignorance and disease.” In his tribute, Zuma thanked Mandela for the sacrifices he made in the fight that led finally to South Africa’s democracy in 1994. He also thanked the Mandela family for their perseverance during the 27 years Mandela spent in jail, saying Mandela’s rise to the presidency of South Africa would not have been possible without the support system provided by all of his family members. South Africa, Zuma said, would forever be indebted to the family, including Mandela’s late first wife Evelyn and his ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela. He also thanked Mandela’s wife, Graca Machel, for the unwavering support she showed Mandela during his final years, and the medical team that looked after him when he fell critically ill. Describing Mandela as “a man so great, and yet so humble”, Zuma said: “Today marks an end of an extraordinary journey that began 95 years ago … Whilst your long walk to freedom in a physical sense ends, our own journey continues. “We will not say goodbye. In our hearts, you will continue to live forever.” Following the funeral service, Mandela will be buried next to his relatives at the family gravesite in a private, more intimate ceremony. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Busy 2014 as Springboks look to World Cup

first_img6 MarchThe Springboks’ fixture list for 2014 was released by the South African Rugby Union (Saru) on Wednesday. It includes two tests against Wales in South Africa in June and a four-match European Tour in November.In total, the Springboks are scheduled to play 14 matches this year, 13 of which are tests. The other game, a non-test Springbok match against a World XV in Cape Town on 7 June, is still to be confirmed.Incoming SeriesThe two tests against Wales, on 14 and 21 June, will be played at Growthpoint Kings Park in Durban and the Mbombela Stadium in Nelspruit, after which the Boks will host Scotland at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium in Port Elizabeth on 28 June.The home tests in the Castle Lager Rugby Championship will take place at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria (against Argentina), DHL Newlands in Cape Town (against Australia) and Ellis Park in Johannesburg (against New Zealand), as was announced last year.The traditional November tour to the northern hemisphere will include a third clash with Wales on 29 November in Cardiff.‘Very excited’“We’re very excited about the schedule for the year, which will give Heyneke Meyer and the Springboks a proper opportunity to test themselves a little more than a year away from the 2015 Rugby World Cup,” Saru CEO Jurie Roux said in a statement.“The four tests in November, which will see us take on Ireland, England, Italy and Wales, will provide very good preparation in typical conditions they can expect at the World Cup.“It will be a tough tour, but I know the Boks will be ready to take on the best from that part of the world.”Camp timeRoux said that the decision to play the additional test against Wales in November and the planned match against a World XV had been taken to source additional income for Rugby World Cup preparations, as well as to provide extra time in camp for the Springbok squad.South Africa are currently ranked second in the world rankings behind New Zealand, with Australia, England and Ireland making up the rest of the top five.2014 SPRINGBOK FIXTURESCastle Lager Incoming Series7 June: SA v World XV (Venue TBC)14 June: SA v Wales (Growthpoint Kings Park, Durban)21 June: SA v Wales (Mbombela Stadium, Nelspruit)28 June: SA v Scotland (Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium, Port Elizabeth)Castle Lager Rugby Championship16 Aug: SA v Argentina (Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria)23 Aug: Argentina v SA (Venue TBC)6 Sep: Australia v SA (Patersons Stadium, Perth)13 Sep: New Zealand v SA (Westpac Stadium, Wellington)27 Sep: SA v Australia (DHL Newlands, Cape Town)4 Oct: SA v New Zealand (Ellis Park, Johannesburg)Castle Lager Outgoing Tour8 Nov: Ireland v SA (AVIVA Stadium, Dublin)15 Nov: England v SA (Twickenham, London)22 Nov: Italy v SA (Venue TBC)29 Nov: Wales v SA (Millennium Stadium, Cardiff)SAinfo reporter and SA Rugbylast_img read more

Born at 11:11am on 11/11/11

first_imgHappy Veterans Day!What better way for a veteran to celebrate Veterans Day than to bring a new little one into the world?According to an article in the Huffington Post, that is exactly what happened to Air Force Staff Sgt. Christopher Saydeh and his veteran wife (also Air Force), Danielle.On November 11, 2011, at 11:11am at the Virtua Memorial Hospital in Mount Holly, N.J., the couple’s newest addition to the family was born.Jacob Anthony Saydeh entered the world at the perfect time to help his veteran mom celebrate Veterans Day.Jacob who weighed in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces was born to a third-generation military family. Any predictions on his career goals?So, what about your family? How was your Veterans Day? Share your memories in the comments section below.last_img

Hotshots get young import

first_imgANTIPOLO—Not wanting to take a chance and seeking a great start, Star dispatched its import after just one game and will parade someone fresh out of college when the Hotshots shoot for a second straight win in the PBA Governors’ Cup Friday at Ynares Center here.ADVERTISEMENT FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ Amateur Arevalo rules PGT Riviera Ladies tournament by one stroke MOST READ Michael Craig, the import who got into a trash-talking match with Chris Ross in one of the Finals games that almost led to a halftime brawl, finally makes his first appearance on the court for the Texters.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Hill started out at the point guard spot in his last season with Illinois and averaged 17 points, five rebounds and three assists. But with his huge frame—he weighs over 230 pounds—Hill could find himself manning the post for Victolero.“I’ll be asking him to do that,” Victolero said over the phone after Hill’s fourth practice with the team on Thursday. “He has a lot of potential, he’s very young and he has an excellent attitude.”Victolero’s only concern is that Hill will be asked to spearhead a team for the first time in his life, unlike at Illinois where he wasn’t the team’s focal point.“I told him that he would have to adjust to his new role here,” said the Star coach, who bombed out in the Final Four in the first two tournaments.Meanwhile, TNT KaTropa, the losing finalist to San Miguel Beer in the Commissioner’s Cup, makes its debut in the 4:15 p.m. contest when the Texters slug it out with winless KIA Picanto.ADVERTISEMENT El Nido residents told to vacate beach homes National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congresscenter_img Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Malcolm Hill, a 21-year-old out of Illinois, will play his first pro game when the Hotshots clash with Alaska in the 7 p.m. contest—where Star tries to keep in step with the early leaders while adding to the woes of the traditional power Aces.Alaska has been reeling since the last conference, losing a 10th straight game overall.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsDespite Star winning its first game in this conference last week over Blackwater, 103-86, coach Chito Victolero pulled the plug on Cinmeon Bowers and quickly brought in Hill, who went undrafted in the last NBA proceedings despite a respectable collegiate career as a Fighting Illini.The 6-foot-6 Hill played 135 games for Illinois and scored over 1,800 points while grabbing 640 rebounds but still couldn’t catch the eye of NBA scouts. He was auditioning in the Summer League before deciding to play here. Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ View comments Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plantlast_img read more

Test of mental fortitude as Celtics face elimination

first_imgPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This is what (separates) an average team from a great team,” he added, “that if you have the opportunity to be up two games, we’re all ready.”Kyrie Irving led the Celtics with 23 points and 10 assists, but made just seven of 22 shots from the field.Overall, the Celtics made just 37.8 percent of their shots and heard boos from the home field as they left the court.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments “It’s win or go home,” said Celtics coach Brad Stevens. “It takes a lot of mental fortitude. It takes a lot of mental toughness. It reveals a lot. I’m looking forward to that challenge.”Once again in their series, the third quarter proved pivotal, with the Bucks outscoring the Celtics 33-23 to turn a 49-47 halftime deficit to an 80-72 lead.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe turnaround came with Antetokounmpo on the bench with his fourth foul for the last eight minutes of the quarter.During that span, the Bucks outscored the Celtics 21-13 and when Antetokounmpo returned in the fourth, the Bucks only pressed the action more. Milwaukee took their biggest lead of the night 91-79 on a driving Eric Bledsoe’s finger-roll finish with 9:05 left to play.Boston closed within five on Al Horford’s driving layup less than two minutes later, but they would get no closer.Antetokounmpo, coming off a 32-point game on Friday, connected on 15 of 22 shots from the field and pulled down 16 rebounds.Bledsoe and Khris Middleton added 13 points apiece and George Hill added 15 points off the bench.“It’s amazing,” Antetokounmpo said. “I think the whole group, the whole team played hard. Everybody was ready, everybody stepped up.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics PLAY LIST 02:29Giannis Antetokounmpo powers Bucks in bounce back win over Celtics00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 202:42PH 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 Anthony Joshua at home in Garden despite never fighting there Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving (11) and teammates, from left to right, Jaylen Brown, Marcus Morris, Jayson Tatum and Gordon Hayward wait for the ball to be put in play by the Milwaukee Bucks during the second half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Monday, May 6, 2019. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)The Boston Celtics need to be a lot better to avoid elimination against the Milwaukee Bucks.Game 5 is on Thursday (Manila time) in Milwaukee.ADVERTISEMENT DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power gridlast_img read more