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          Off-Centre Federer gives Anderson hope: Wilander      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Eight-times champion Roger Federer will find himself in unfamiliar territory when he takes on South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the Wimbledon quarter-finals on Wednesday.

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Издание The South African опубликовало на своем Youtube-канале видеозапись с места крушения пассажирского самолета в ЮАР.
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          Anti-Marijuana Police Sprays of Toxic Herbicide Causes Alarm in South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
CANNABIS CULTURE - South Africa´s police helicopters are spraying toxic glyphosate herbicide along the country´s biodirvesity sensitive Atlantic Wild Coast to kill Cannabis (Marijuana) drug crop farmed by poor communities, a watchdog ecologist says. Dr. Dereck Berliner, an independent ecologist and one of South Africa´s most known biodirvesity experts explains to this reporter: “It is 2018 and police helicopters are at it again, spraying toxic Kilo Max herbicide to kill illegal cannabis fields along the Wild…

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          LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Find Success Amid Stigmas in South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
LGBTQ Entrepreneurs Find Success Amid Stigmas in South Africa
- Lebo Tshoma, an LGBTQ activist and entrepreneur, runs a small printing and design business in Kwa-Thema township east of Johannesburg.

          One killed, 20 injured in South Africa plane crash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Johannesburg, July 11 (IANS) One person has died and at least 20 others sustained injuries when a plane crashed near Wonderboom Airport in Pretoria, South Africa, officials said.

"Our medical services are currently on the scene. They've been treating the patients," Russel Meiring, a spokesperson for emergency service provider ER24, told Xinhua news agency.

ER24 will move the treated patients to nearby hospitals, he said.

Details of the cause of the crash on Tuesday are yet to be established, but authorities confirmed that the plane hit a factory building before crashing.

South African news outlet ENCA quoted an eyewitness saying: "I just saw something dropping down from the sky, but I didn't know what it was, and the next thing I saw was an explosion and a big bang."

The charted aircraft, Convair 340, belongs to the Dutch airline Martinair. It crashed shortly after take off from Wonderboom airport.

South African Civil Aviation Authority said it will issue a statement with further details on Wednesday.



          Plane crash in South Africa injures 20: emergency services      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An aircraft crashed outside the South Africa's capital Pretoria on Tuesday, injuring 20 people with at least one in a critical condition, emergency medical services ER24 said on Tuesday.
          Stilo Magolide – Boo’d Up (Remix)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

South African rapper Stilo Magolide comes through with a remake of Ella Mai’s break out single Boo’d Up. The rapper of course raps about his (ex)woman who he is apparently missing. The song uses the instrumental of the original song but Stilo performed the vocals in totality. Listen Below: DOWNLOAD HERE

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          These are the 15 best airports in the world      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

vertical garden and Green wall at Singapore airport

  • Skytrax released its annual list of the best airports in the world at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Singapore's Changi International Airport took the top spot for the sixth year in a row.
  • Airports from Asia swept the top five spots.
  • No US airport placed in the top 25.

The consumer-aviation website Skytrax held its annual World Airport Awards ceremony in March at the Passenger Terminal Expo in Stockholm, Sweden.

For the sixth consecutive year, Singapore Changi International Airport took home the crown as the world's best airport. The facility is one of Southeast Asia's largest transit hubs and is a major cog in the city-state's bustling economy.

Changi Airport is world-renowned for its beautiful architecture, efficient operation, luxurious amenities, and plentiful dining and shopping options. 

Airports from Asia dominated the top of the Skytrax rankings, sweeping the first five spots. European airports also performed well, with four in the top 10. Only one North American airport made it into the top 15. No US Airports made it into the top 25 with Denver International being the highest-ranked at 29. 

Africa and South America were also not represented in the top 15. Cape Town International in South Africa is the highest ranked African airport at 21. South America's first representative doesn't show up until Bogota, Colombia's El Dorado International Airport at 46 followed closely by Mariscal Sucre International Airport in Quito, Ecuador at 47. 

The Skytrax annual rankings are based on the impressions of nearly 14 million flyers from over 100 countries. More than 550 airports were included in the survey, which covers 39 service and performance parameters, including facility comfort, the location of bathrooms, and the language skills of the airport staff.

Here's a closer look at the other airports that made it to the top of the prestigious Skytrax list:

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15. Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Yearly passengers: 34 million

Previous rank: 21

Why it's awesome: Located just outside of the Taiwanese capital of Taipei, Taoyuan International is the largest airport in Taiwan. The airport is the home base for both China Airlines and EVA Air.

Skytrax reviewers praised the airport for its polite service, clean environment, and speedy immigration lines. Taoyuan was also once home to Taiwan's aviation museum, but the museum was shut down earlier this year to make way for further airport expansion.

Source: Skytrax World Airport Awards. Yearly passenger figure is for 2014, provided by Taoyuan International Airport.

14. Vancouver International Airport (YVR)

Yearly passengers: 24.2 million

Previous rank: 13

Why it's great: Vancouver takes home the prize as the top-ranked airport in North America for the eighth year in a row, and for good reason. Customer reviewers on Skytrax cited YVR's friendly staff, high level of organization, and easy access to downtown Vancouver as some of the best things about the airport.

Vancouver International also boasts a floatplane terminal, as well as a sizable collection of art from the Pacific Northwest.

Source: Skytrax World Airport Awards. Yearly passenger figure is for 2017, provided by Vancouver International Airport.

13. Kansai International Airport (KIX)

Yearly passengers: 25.2 million

Previous rank: 12

Why it's awesome: Located on an artificial island in the Osaka Bay, Kansai International is a major hub for ANA and Japan Airlines.

Reviewers on Skytrax praised Kansai for its modern architecture, clean facilities, and helpful staff. The airport also boasts a Sky View observation deck that affords passengers spectacular views of incoming and outgoing flights.

Source: Skytrax World Airport Awards. Yearly passenger figure is for 2016, provided by Kansai International Airport.

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          AirTalk special: Interview with new LA Times owner Patrick Soon-Shiong       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong officially takes control of the Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong officially takes control of the Los Angeles Times and The San Diego Union-Tribune as soon as Monday, sources familiar with the deal tell NPR.; Credit: Evan Vucci/AP


The historic sale of the Los Angeles Times to biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong closed last month.

Soon-Shiong, 65, took control of The Times, San Diego Union-Tribune and a handful of community newspapers from Chicago-based Tronc. The $500 million deal, which was announced on Feb. 7, returns The Times back to local ownership after nearly two decades under Chicago control.

Born in South Africa to Chinese immigrants, Soon-Shiong built a fortune by building and selling two biopharmaceutical companies. He holds a small ownership stake in the Los Angeles Lakers. Today, Forbes magazine estimates his fortune at $7.6 billion.

But with such an impressive business profile, Soon-Shiong is yet to be tested in the field of journalism. He has pledged to restore The Times reputation as a journalism powerhouse. "There's no agenda, other than to make this the best journalistic institution," Soon-Shiong said in a statement.

We check in with Soon-Shiong to talk about his plans for the Los Angeles Times and what will the future of the publication look like under his leadership.


Patrick Soon-Shiong, owner and executive chairman of the Los Angeles Times, San Diego Union-Tribune, Los Angeles Times en Español and other publications under the California News Group; CEO and Chairman of Nantworks, a health care and biotech company based in Culver City; he tweets @DrPatSoonShiong​

Norman Pearlstine, executive editor of the Los Angeles Times; former media executive, who has previously held key positions at Time Inc., Bloomberg L.P. and the Wall Street Journal; he tweets @NPearlstine

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          Beyonce, Jay-Z and Ed Sheeran to headline Global Citizen event in South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Johannesburg concert will also feature Usher, Pharrell Williams and Eddie Vedder.
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          Faansie Peackock’s ABCs of LBJ Identification in SA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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He has a creative way of teaching birders to identify LBJs. His ABC of LBJ ID in SA contains short poems that separate the intimidating larks from the pipits, and warblers from the confusing cisticolas. And each species within these four groups from each other.

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          7/10/2018: YOU: BEYONCÉ, JAY-Z PRAISE MANDELA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Beyoncé and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honour of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year. The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader...
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          South Africa:Social Development On Abortion and Reproductive Justice Conference      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
[Govt of SA] The Abortion and Reproductive Justice conference opened at Rhodes University, Grahamstown (Source: AllAfrica News: Pregnancy and Childbirth)

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          Many injured as plane crashes in South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Local emergency services posted a picture on Twitter showing passengers being helped from the burning wreckage of a plane in a grassy field. (Picture via Twitter handle @crimeairnetwork)

At least 19 people have been injured in a plane crash near the city of Pretoria in South Africa.

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          Global Citizen Festival: Five essential steps for securing your Beyoncé tickets      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The journey towards witnessing Bey live in Johannesburg begins here.

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          I Believe Musk Is Bluffing About Tesla Q3 Profits      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
pardon me if I'm a few hours behind (in Cape Town South Africa)
but is this what you are referring to?

"Tesla Now Taking Model 3 Configurations (And Deposits) Without Reservations"

Is this new news today, or does the $3500 processing fee you refer to still apply?

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          BREAKING: 19 Wounded In South Africa Plane Crash      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

BREAKING: 19 Wounded In South Africa Plane Crash No less than nineteen people have been feared injured after a plane crashed on Tuesday, July 10, in a grassy area of the South African capital Pretoria, emergency services said, giving a preliminary toll. “Medics from ER24 and other services are at the scene of a plane […]

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          Tue Jul 10th Todays News      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Don't give up on hope. 

A daily column on what the ALP have as a policy, supported by a local member, and how it has 'helped' the local community. I'll stop if I cannot identify a policy. Feel free to make suggestions. Contact me on FB, not twitter. I have twitter, but never look at it. 

Gabrielle Williams was appointed Parliamentary Secretary for Carers and Volunteers, working with the Minister for Housing, Disability and Ageing and the Minister for Families and Children. 

As part of the November 24th Vic election campaign I have a petition I want to bring before the Opposition Leader Matthew Guy. I believe Matthew will be the next premier of Victoria and so I am petitioning him as I raise the issues of Employment, Crime and Education in Dandenong. I am also seeking money for my campaign. I don't have party resources, and so my campaign is on foot, and on the internet. Any money I receive that is not spent on the campaign will go to Grow 4 Life. I am asking questions like "What do you love about Dandenong?" and "If you could change something in Dandenong to make it better, what would it be?" I'm not limiting the questions to state issues. I'm happy to discuss anything, and get things done.

I am a decent man and don't care for the abuse given me. I created a video raising awareness of anti police feeling among western communities. I chose the senseless killing of Nicola Cotton, a Louisiana policewoman who joined post Katrina, to highlight the issue. I did this in order to get an income after having been illegally blacklisted from work in NSW for being a whistleblower. I have not done anything wrong. Local council appointees refused to endorse my work, so I did it for free. Youtube's Adsence refused to allow me to profit from their marketing it. Meanwhile, I am hostage to abysmal political leadership and hopeless journalists. My shopfront has opened on Facebook.

Here is a video I made Mystery of Webster's Curse

The complete HD video comprising all four parts.
The story is produced, written and directed and narrated by David Daniel Ball. Art work has been created by the former Disney animator May Wa Leng. A few clips were from, a film footage firm which sells clips to tv studios and individuals for rebroadcast use. 
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=== from 2017 ===
An Agence France Press release has it that President Obama's policies in Iraq have born fruit. As a service to my readers, I'll include pictures of Obama's success. AFP hopes similar success can be achieved in Syria. It probably can.

Some things should not happen, but they do. Kevin Rudd as PM was highly lauded for apologising to Australian Aborigines. It was an empty gesture, but an attempted travesty as he moved to end the intervention in the North of Australia saving lives of Aboriginal peoples. Aboriginal people are suffering from left wing compassion which seems to promote criminal and decadent behaviour. So that Aboriginal children have got high levels of sexually transmitted diseases. Drunken behaviour and dysfunctional families characterise what has become a cargo culture. Rudd effectively apologised for early welfare groups that tried to help foundlings and the dispossessed. Rudd referred to a myth of a stolen generation in which very few have been identified who were stolen from their parents to be raised by the state. It was an empty gesture of Rudd, but he is still highly lauded for it. 

It is apparent that Turnbull can not achieve anything worthwhile as PM, except further humiliation. So he must be looking for a note on which to finish so as to define his term. Turnbull is looking for a Rudd like empty gesture. Same sex marriage could be that. A plebiscite is the policy which the Liberals took to the last election, with no back up plan, and the senate won't allow it because many independents, and the ALP and Greens, feel discussion for such a plebiscite might mean that the plebiscite fails. Pesky democracy. So now a Lib backbencher, possibly with Turnbull's encouragement, is threatening to cross the party floor and move for a parliamentary vote without a plebiscite or discussion. Personally, I don't feel government should be involved with people's sex lives where consent is achieved, but I also want protection for churches which act on conscience, something a members bill might not do. There are lots of legal things I would never do. An empty gesture like Rudd's for which Turnbull can point as a crowning achievement. It is probably too late for Turnbull to bear a child while in office.  

138, Emperor Hadrian died after a heart failure at Baiae; he was buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina. 988, the Norse King Glun Iarainn recognised Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland, and agreed to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin

In 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. 1499, the Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returned to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama. 1519, Zhu Chenhao declared the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and led his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing. 1584, William I of Orange was assassinated in his home in DelftHolland, by Balthasar Gérard

In 1806, the Vellore Mutiny was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company. 1850, U.S. President Millard Fillmore was sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death. 1882, War of the Pacific: Chile suffered its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men was annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears. 

In 1913, Death ValleyCalifornia, hit 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States. 1921, Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in BelfastNorthern Ireland. 1925, Meher Baba began his silence of 44 years. His followers observed Silence Day on this date in commemoration. Also 1925, Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" began with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act. 1938, Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

In 1940, World War II: The Vichy government was established in France. Also 1940, World War II: Battle of Britain: The German Luftwaffe began attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though). 1941, Jedwabne Pogrom: The massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland. 1942, Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union were established. Also 1942, World War II: An American pilot spotted a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy used to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics. 1946, Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours. 

In 1962, Telstar, the world's first communications satellite, was launched into orbit. 1966, the Chicago Freedom Movement, led by Martin Luther King, Jr., held a rally at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. As many as 60,000 people come to hear Dr. King as well as Mahalia Jackson, Stevie Wonder, and Peter Paul and Mary. 1976, one American and three British mercenaries were executed in Angola following the Luanda Trial. 1985, the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior was bombed and sunk in Auckland harbour by French DGSE agents, killing Fernando Pereira.

In 1991, the South African cricket team was readmitted into the International Cricket Council following the end of Apartheid. Also 1991, Boris Yeltsin took office as the first elected President of Russia. 1992, in Miami, Florida, the former Panamanian leader Manuel Noriega was sentenced to 40 years in prison for drug and racketeering violations. 1997, in London scientists reported the findings of the DNA analysis of a Neanderthal skeleton which supports the "out of Africa theory" of human evolution placing an "African Eve" at 100,000 to 200,000 years ago. 1998, Roman Catholic sex abuse cases: The Diocese of Dallas agreed to pay $23.4 million to nine former altar boys who claimed they were sexually abused by Rudolph Kos, a former priest.

2002, at a Sotheby's auction, Peter Paul Rubens' painting The Massacre of the Innocents was sold for £49.5million (US$76.2 million) to Lord Thomson. 2008, Former Macedonian Interior Minister Ljube Boškoski was acquitted of all charges by a United Nations Tribunal accusing him of war crimes.

=== from 2016 ===
My books "History in a Year by the Conservative Voice" are available, recommended for those age ten and up. They have an essay or two on current affairs for each day of each month. They also list events, births, deaths and holidays and observances for each day around the world. But unless you ask a Library to stock it for you, they will not do so. One public Library feels they are too specialised. 

No news yet as to wether the fierce battle of half wits will decide who will be the next ALP leader between Shorten, Albanese, Plibersek or Clare. Clare looks better in a suit. Nobody is challenging random phrase generator Turnbull, yet, either. Turnbull has declared “We have resolved this election! Ringing stuff. Hopefully Scott Morrison will move soon before Turnbull melts completely. Compulsory voting has not prevented the lowest turnout for the major parties in Liberal Party history. ALP recording their second worst result since last time. Liberals going backwards while their coalition colleagues, Nationals, still progressed. Turnbull deposed Mr Abbott under the false pretence of explaining policy better and being better at elections. Now the vote is over, Turnbull can resign. Or face further humiliation. 

For some, at the moment, the Sex Party has more credibility.  
=== from 2015 ===
Democrat hatred for the United States cultural assets is longstanding. In South Carolina, in 1962, a Democrat Governor put up the confederate flag on their capitol building while taking credit for improving educational standards while opposing integration. The flag is coming down now, a symbol exploited by bigots and haters. It is difficult to know when it was anything else. The current governor is Nikki Haley. She is GOP. 

ALP leader Bill Shorten is the bastard boss portrayed in union attack adverts on Work Choices. He failed to adequately explain his union leader decisions from back in the day. Shorten smeared the High Court Judge instead, claiming Dyson Heydon is Mr Abbott's pawn. Shorten's leadership is exposed and so the eye of voters wanders to look at others. And the alternatives are showing voters what they have got. Tanya Plibersek, ALP Deputy leader, complains she is losing the ability to feed herself. The compelling vision is clearly calculated to inspire sympathy from ALP supporters at the grass roots. They will be needed to change the leadership. Jason Clare says he doesn't know why the government is turning back boats because the policy won't work. In fantasy terms, Clare is a compelling candidate because he has never been leader before and therefore all his mistakes have been someone else's fault. Something ALP members find appealing. But it isn't only ALP members campaigning for Shorten's position. Sarah Hanson-Young is going on sea patrol. She is going to the Mediterranean seas to find lost migrants. It is much nicer there in Summer than Australia in Winter. ALP should be happy with her embarrassment of leadership choices. 
From 2014
Hundreds of millions of tweets over just one soccer match. But it was an unusual match. By way of contrast, Netherlands vs Argentina did not get the same coverage as Germany vs Brazil. But then Germany spanked Brazil 7-1 in front of a home crowd for Brazil. It doesn't get more upsetting in world sport .. anywhere. The result is career changing for all involved. Netherlands beat Spain 5-1 earlier in the tournament, but did not carry on with that form. Germany have done well, but need to maintain it to win the tournament. That is their goal. 

Today is the anniversary of an equivalent match as Argentina vs Netherlands has been, 48 BC had Julius Ceaser pitted against Pompey at Battle of Dyrrhachium. It was precipitous, and Ceaser risked all by accident, but nothing happened as two heavyweights faced off. Technically, Pompey won and so he went to face Ceaser again at Pharsalos with all the advantages .. yet lost everything. What had happened was Ceaser had sailed to Dyrrhachium through an enemy force in winter .. and got trapped with a much smaller force that could not resupply. Mark Antony marched to his aid, and Pompey moved to prevent the reuniting. The upshot was that Pompey had a force behind fortifications and Ceaser chose to starve him out by building more fortifications. Pompey had sea access to supplies, but could not feed his livestock. Ceaser's men were hungry, but when spring came, Ceaser would hold all the advantages. Pompey broke out of his enclosure and marched to Pharsalos. How will Argentina fare against Germany? How will Brazil against Netherlands? So much has happened, but the future is uncertain, and anything might prove all the difference.

Also on this day, but in the year 645, was the Isshi incident in Japan which transformed Japan and involved their honour system in a way that seems incomprehensible if one is not Japanese. 
Two princes, Nakatomi no KamatariPrince Naka no Ōe, conspired to kill a third, Soga no Iruka. The attack took place in front of Empress Kōgyoku during a court ceremony. Iruka was not killed during the first attack, but pleaded his case to the Empress, who retired to consider it. A second attack in front of the Empress finished Iruka and put the Empress in a difficult position, she was unclean because of the murder in her presence. So she stepped aside, but not for the killer, but his older brother. The killer became a monk.  And after a few reigns, Emperor. It was a family affair. Much like that big family of soccer fans watching the events unfold in the world cup. 

Also on this day, Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England in 1553. It was not a blessing for her. Neither was it a blessing when Richard Neville defeated Lancastrian forces of Henry VI in 1460. The Vellore mutiny against the British East India company happened on this day in 1806, but the Sepoys had to wait another hundred and forty two years to see independence for India. US Democrat President Andrew Jackson moved to kill the second US bank in 1832, setting in train a position of inept fiscal rectitude all Democrat Presidents have followed. Death Valley recorded a temperature of 57 degrees centigrade in 1913. It has been cooler ever since. In 1997, scientists reported DNA analysis of a Neanderthal that favoured the 'out of Africa' theory for human development, with an 'Eve' existing 100k to 200k years ago (She was a good woman who liked kids). Born on this day was John Calvin in 1509, Nikola Tesla in 1856, Marcel Proust in 1871, Harvey Ball 1921, Jake LaMotta 1921, Arlo Guthrie 1941 and Sunil Gavaskar in 1949.
Historical perspective on this day
In 48 BC, Battle of DyrrhachiumJulius Caesar barely avoided a catastrophic defeat to Pompey in Macedonia. 138, Emperor Hadrian died after a heart failure at Baiae; he was buried at Rome in the Tomb of Hadrian beside his late wife, Vibia Sabina. 645, Isshi Incident: Prince Naka-no-Ōe and Fujiwara no Kamatari assassinated Soga no Iruka during a coup d'état at the imperial palace. 988, the Norse King Glun Iarainn recognised Máel Sechnaill II, High King of Ireland, and agreed to pay taxes and accept Brehon Law; the event is considered to be the founding of the city of Dublin. 1086, King Canute IV of Denmark killed by rebellious peasants.

In 1212, the most severe of several early fires of London burned most of the city to the ground. 1460, Richard Neville, 16th Earl of Warwick, defeated the king's Lancastrian forces and took King Henry VI prisoner in the Battle of Northampton. 1499, the Portuguese explorer Nicolau Coelho returned to Lisbon, after discovering the sea route to India as a companion of Vasco da Gama. 1519, Zhu Chenhao declared the Ming Dynasty emperor Zhengde a usurper, beginning the Prince of Ning rebellion, and led his army north in an attempt to capture Nanjing. 1553, Lady Jane Grey took the throne of England. 1584, William I of Orange was assassinated in his home in DelftHolland, by Balthasar Gérard. 1645, English Civil War: The Battle of Langport took place. 1778, American RevolutionLouis XVI of France declared war on the Kingdom of Great Britain. 1789, Alexander Mackenzie reached the Mackenzie River delta.

In 1806, the Vellore Mutiny was the first instance of a mutiny by Indian sepoys against the British East India Company. 1821, the United States took possession of its newly bought territory of Florida from Spain. 1832, the U.S. President Andrew Jackson vetoed a bill that would re-charter the Second Bank of the United States. 1850, U.S. President Millard Fillmore was sworn in, a day after becoming President upon Zachary Taylor's death. 1877, the then-villa of Mayagüez, Puerto Rico, formally received its city charter from the Royal Crown of Spain. 1882, War of the Pacific: Chile suffered its last military defeat in the Battle of La Concepción when a garrison of 77 men was annihilated by a 1,300-strong Peruvian force, many of them armed with spears. 1890, Wyoming was admitted as the 44th U.S. state.

In 1913, Death ValleyCalifornia, hit 134 °F (57 °C), the highest temperature recorded in the United States. 1921, Belfast's Bloody Sunday: Sixteen people were killed and 161 houses destroyed during rioting and gun battles in BelfastNorthern Ireland. 1925, Meher Baba began his silence of 44 years. His followers observed Silence Day on this date in commemoration. Also 1925, Scopes Trial: In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called "Monkey Trial" began with John T. Scopes, a young high school science teacher accused of teaching evolution in violation of the Butler Act. 1938, Howard Hughes set a new record by completing a 91-hour airplane flight around the world.

In 1940, World War II: The Vichy government was established in France. Also 1940, World War II: Battle of Britain: The German Luftwaffe began attacking British convoys in the English Channel thus starting the battle (this start date is contested, though). 1941, Jedwabne Pogrom: The massacre of Jewish people living in and near the village of Jedwabne in Poland. 1942, Diplomatic relations between the Netherlands and the Soviet Union were established. Also 1942, World War II: An American pilot spotted a downed, intact Mitsubishi A6M Zero on Akutan Island (the "Akutan Zero") that the US Navy used to learn the aircraft's flight characteristics. 1946, Hungarian hyperinflation sets a record with inflation of 348.46 percent per day, or prices doubling every eleven hours. 1947, Muhammad Ali Jinnah was recommended as the first Governor-General of Pakistan by the British Prime Minister, Clement Attlee. 1951, Korean War: Armistice negotiations began at 

As per an announcement discharged by SAMRO, the members from the board had a gathering to talk about the kwaito legends position in the association particularly considering that the trial against him is as yet in progress.

In light of the assault accusations that have been directed at Arthur by singer and ex-girlfriend Cici, the South African Music Rights Organisation (SAMRO) has confirmed that he no longer forms part of the organisation’s board.

“In the SAMRO board meeting held on the 28 June of 2018, the board resolved that notice be given to Mr Mafokate of the decision to initiate the process to remove him from the SAMRO board as a non-executive director,” read the statement.

The organisation further added that the allegations made against Arthur have caused a lot of unwanted attention to the organization and also goes against what the organization stands for when it comes to the rights of women in this country.

Cici recently sent Arthur a message asking him how he can still plead not guilty after she posted the injuries she sustained during their altercation last year.

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Meanwhile, Durban July proved to be a mixture of horse racing and serious fashion statements as fashionistas, business moguls and the socialites came dressed for the occasion in South Africa at the weekend. South Africa’s controversial socialite and provocateur Zodwa Wabantu dared to dream big when she came dressed in a black cut-put number which […]
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Tafadzwa Zimoyo Senior Arts Reporter Not even the low temperatures recorded during the weekend, could stop fashionistas, diplomats, chief executives and celebrities among others to have their fair share of fashion statements at the Carrick Ambassadors cup — polo fete. Dubbed, “Ruwa July”, a local version borrowed from South Africa’s Durban July, was an exclusive […]
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Vongai Mbara Arts Correspondent Rising Zim-dancehall musician Jah Signal captivated his South African fans with an enthralling lively performance on Saturday at Macanudo Cocktail and Cigar in Johannesburg. Jah Signal, who has a series of hits under his belt, managed to attract a full house as well as stage an outstanding performance. The show was […]
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Foreign Affairs Minister, Geoffrey Onyeama says issue of security of Nigerians living in South Africa will be part of discussion as its President, Cyril Ramaphosa, visits Nigeria on Wednesday.

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One crew member was killed and about 19 people injured when a twin-engine Convair CV-340 airliner crashed July 10 outside of Wonderboom Airport, near Pretoria, South Africa, according to media reports.

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          Deputy Minister Magwanishe to Lead a Trade and Investment Mission to Angola      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Following President Cyril Ramaphosa working visit to Luanda, Angola in March 2018, where he pronounced that South Africa will continue to work to increase cooperation with Angola at higher levels and the State Visit to South Africa by Angolan president, Mr João Lourenço in November 2017, the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mr Bulelani […]
          South Africa: Minister Mokonyane appoints the Broadcasting Digital Migration Advisory Council      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Minister of Communications Ms Nomvula Mokonyane, has in accordance with the Broadcasting Digital Migration Policy, appointed the Broadcasting Digital Migration (BDM) Advisory Council to advise her on matters pertaining to DTT project. The appointment of the council follows the earlier announcement of Mr Aldred Dreyer as the project director for the DTT Programme Management Office […]
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Voortrekker Monument and Freedom Park, a National Heritage destination, cordially invite members of the media to the media launch of the inaugural South African Heritage and Tourism Festival on Wednesday 11 July 2018. The Festival aims to celebrate South Africa’s diverse cultures and heritage as well as showcase the benefits of the tourism industry. A […]
          South Africa: Government Leaders to Engage the Citizens in Honour of Tata Madiba and Mama Albertina Sisulu’s Legacy      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The eighth National Imbizo Focus Week will kick start Today, 09th July 2018 and end on the 15th of July 2018 under the theme: “Together we move South Africa forward.” This year’s Imbizo Focus Week takes place during the year in which we celebrate the centenary of two freedom fighters, Tata Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela under […]
          South Africa: Minister Shabangu to Engage Nehawu      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Minister of Social Development, Ms. Susan Shabangu will meet the National Education Health and Allied Workers Union (NEHAWU) tomorrow as part of her nationwide stakeholder engagement programme. The media is invited to attend a briefing in Johannesburg which will be jointly addressed by Minister Shabangu and NEHAWU tomorrow. The media briefing will take place […]
          South Africa: Ministers Molewa and Hanekom to Unveil The Sisulu Cirle at The Walter Sisulu Botanical Gardens in Roodepoort      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Ministers of Environmental Affairs and Tourism, Dr Edna Molewa and Mr Derek Hanekom invite members of the media to the unveiling of the Sisulu Circle at the Water Sisulu Botanical Gardens (WSNBG) on Tuesday 10 July 2018, in Roodepoort. Funded by the Department of Tourism through its tourism incentive programme, the Sisulu Circle Garden […]
          South Africa: Public Enterprises Committee Clarifies Matter on Mr Duduzane Zuma Subpoena      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Portfolio Committee on Public Enterprises would like to clarify its stand on the subpoena that was issued for Mr Duduzane Zuma to appear before the Parliamentary inquiry into Eskom. The subpoena was issued by Parliament and not by the committee, as such the decision to subpoena Mr Duduzane Zuma lies with Parliament. Furthermore, after […]
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The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Ms Connie September, has expressed shock at media reports that students still got student aid funding after they have graduated. “This is outrageous and unacceptable thievery. Given the challenges that the system has, it is inexplicable how graduates would boast about receiving money from […]
          Minister Davies Leads South African Delegation to Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum in Washington      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies leaves tonight for Washington, DC in the United States of America for the 17th Africa Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) Forum taking place 11-12 July 2018. The AGOA Forum is an annual forum taking place on an alternating basis between Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. […]
          South Africa: Minister Mkhize to Undertake Oversight Visit to Limpopo      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
President Cyril Ramaphosa has, on behalf of the Government and the people of South Africa, sent a message of condolences to Prime Minister ShinzÅ Abe and to the Government and the people of Japan following the torrential rains and landslides that have left scores of people dead, with many others injured. The disaster has also […]
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          AfDB, Nigeria partner to bridge $3 trillion infrastructure gap      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

The bank is to assist Nigeria put together a pipeline of bankable projects ahead of Africa Investment Forum in South Africa.

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          Interesting Recent Links - Matot/Mas'ei 5778 - Day 2      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
These are the interesting links from the past 24 hours:
Geulah Perspectives by Ari Goldwag
MBD vs. Yishmael & MBY vs. Edom (part 2)
Lazer Beams by LazerBeams
Moses's Rock, Miriam's Well, the 3 Weeks and the Recent Earthquakes by
IDF’s Commando Rabbi Wasn’t Joking about Rebuilding the Temple
Geulah Perspectives by Ari Goldwag
MBD vs. Yishmael & MBY vs. Edom (part 1)

Security Incidents
כיכר השבת על ידי ב. ניסני
חסדי ה': מחבל ירה לעבר בית בבית אל: בנס לא היו נפגעים

Iran by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff
Iran Vows to Sell as Much Oil as It Can in Face of US Sanctions - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Iran Trying To Rush 300 Million Euros Out Of Germany Ahead Of US Sanctions
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Liberman: We Won’t Accept Any Iranian Presence in Syria by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff
US Envoy Calls for Germany to Block Iran Cash Withdrawal - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Report: North Korea Tried to Extort $1 Billion From Israel to Stop Arms Sale to Iran
Hamodia by Hamodia
Iran: U.S. Sanctions to Bite, But Will Sell as Much Oil as Possible
כיכר השבת על ידי דניאל הרץ
האייתולות בלחץ: 20 שנות מאסר לאיראנית שהסירה החיג'אב
Hamodia by Hamodia
U.S. Envoy Calls for Germany to Block Iran Cash Withdrawal
Hamodia by Hamodia Staff
Iranian Commander Says Awaiting Command to Destroy Israel by
Report: North Korea Tried to Extort $1 Billion From Israel to Stop Arms Sale to Iran

African Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Yeshiva World News by Poch854
South Africa Refuses to Reinstate Ambassador to Israel

Asian-Australian Terrorism and Anti-Semitism - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Report: North Korea Tried to Extort $1 Billion From Israel to Stop Arms Sale to Iran
Daily Wire by Hank Berrien
U.S. And Afghani Forces Capture ISIS Capital in Afghanistan
Hamodia by Hamodia
Trump Says He Remains Confident in Kim’s Pledge to Denuclearize - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
North Korea Calls U.S. Attitude Toward Talks ‘Gangster-Like’ And ‘Cancerous’
Hamodia by Zalman Ahnsaf
Former Diplomat Claims North Korea Tried Nuclear Blackmail Against Israel
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Pompeo Pushes Peace Talks On Unannounced Trip To Afghanistan by
Report: North Korea Tried to Extort $1 Billion From Israel to Stop Arms Sale to Iran

European Terrorism and Anti-Semitism
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Investigation Into Deadly Chemical Agent Widens In England by
Syrian Migrants Suspected of Beating Jewish Man in Berlin - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
British Couple Probably Touched Deadly Nerve Agent’s Container - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Anne Frank’s Family Was Thwarted by U.S. Immigration Rules, New Research Shows
Going Home ... To Yerushalayim by Neshama
Zurich Haredi Jewish School to Close
Daily Wire by Judith Bergman
Bashing Israel Is Big (State-Sponsored) Business by Mordechai Hareli /
Poles Carry Their Own Hatred for Jews by Manfred Gerstenfeld
France Keeps Blackening Israel
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Germany: Jewish Man Wearing Star of David Assaulted By Group
Hamodia by Hamodia
Germany: Group Suspected of Assaulting Jewish Syrian Man
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Man With A Knife Targets Jews In Zurich

Mideast Terrorism and Anti-Semitism by Jerold Auerbach
Israel on Fire and the NY Times
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
IDF Pursuing Arabs Who Opened Fire at Beit El by Reuters and Algemeiner Staff
Syria’s Assad, Aided by Russia, Poised to Snuff Out ‘Cradle’ of Revolt
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"פרובוקציה של חמאס": כלי שיט הפר את הסגר הימי על עזה - ונעצר
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Liberman: We Won’t Accept Any Iranian Presence in Syria - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Hamas Says Israel’s Shuttering Of Kerem Shalom Crossing ‘A Crime Against Humanity’
Hamodia by Dov Benovadia
Closed or Open? Debate on Preventing Fire Terror Plays Out at Gaza Crossing
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בסיור בגולן: ליברמן: "יש מאמץ להקים תשתית טרור ברמת הגולן" - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israel Designates Palestinian al-Quds TV Station A Terror Organization
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חסדי ה': מחבל ירה לעבר בית בבית אל: בנס לא היו נפגעים - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israel Shuts Down Kerem Shalom Crossing In Response To Fire Kites
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Palestinian President Abbas Vows To Keep Paying Families Of Terrorists
Yeshiva World News by Poch854
400 IDF Soldiers Return Medals, Demanding Return of Bodies of Soldiers Killed in Operation Protective Edge
Hamodia by Shmuel Smith
Gaza Terrorists Vow Escalation After Israeli Sanctions
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Syrian TV: Suspected Israeli Airstrike Hits Central Air Base
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Israel Shuts Kerem Shalom Crossing And Ends Extended Fishing Area In Response To Kite Terror From Gaza
Daily Wire by Emily Zanotti
GOOD BOY: British Special Forces Combat Dog Takes Down Three Syrian Jihadis, Saves Fellow Soldiers by Algemeiner Staff
‘Not Worthy of Being Spat On:’ Veteran Palestinian Authority Figure Nabil Shaath Denounces Australia’s Move Against ‘Pay-For-Slay’ Policy by Barney Breen-Portnoy
Father of American Victim of Palestinian Terror Calls New US, Israeli Laws Penalizing PA ‘a Good Beginning’ by Eyal Zisser / Israel Hayom /
The End of the Syrian Revolution

North American Terrorism and Anti-Semitism by Jerold Auerbach
Israel on Fire and the NY Times by
Muslim Democrat Running for Congress Blames Israel for ‘Evil Doings’ in Gaza
Daily Wire by Paul Miller
South Carolina Becomes First State To Define Anti-Semitism
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Remaining Wreckage Of Flight 93 Is Buried At Memorial - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Anne Frank’s Family Was Thwarted by U.S. Immigration Rules, New Research Shows by Shiri Moshe
Students for Justice in Palestine Says Progress Impossible ‘So Long as Israel Exists,’ Glorifies Terrorist Leader by Algemeiner Staff
University of Oregon Hillel Sign Defaced With ‘Free Palestine’ Graffiti

Prayers for Those in Need
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
Israeli Couple in Honduras Zip-Lining Accident; Husband Killed, Wife Injured

כיכר השבת על ידי קובי רוזן
חשד לרצח: נמצאה גופת הנעדרת אופירה חיים מתל מונד
Yeshiva World News by ZalmyX
Israeli Couple in Honduras Zip-Lining Accident; Husband Killed, Wife Injured
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ברוך דיין האמת: טרגדיה: הפעוט החרדי שנכווה בשבת - נפטר
Yeshiva World News by Yekusiel
Murderer Of Ronen Lubarsky Charged With Murder; Family Calls For Death Penalty

Great Rabbis
Life in Israel by Rafi G.
Interesting Psak: modesty on separate beaches
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
מכתב הבהרה: הרב נבנצאל נגד הסמכת יועצות הלכתיות
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
פסק הלכה: הרב הראשי: אסור לנשים לרחוץ בחוף נפרד עם מציל
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
חשיפת "כיכר השבת": נציג הרבנים תקף: "מתווה הכשרות חמור נגד רבני ישראל כולם"
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן וישי כהן
לצד ראשי המפלגות החרדיות: ראשי ישיבות ספרדיות נגד הטענה שהצבא מגייס ספרדים
כיכר השבת על ידי ישי כהן
"יש שם פריצות, ניבול פה": הראשון לציון: גם תלמיד ישיבה שאינו "מתמיד" לא יתגייס
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
"יחליפו כוח": לנדודנו, אוסטריה, שווייץ וצפת | פרויקט מיוחד: יעדי החופשה של האדמו"רים
כיכר השבת על ידי ישראל כהן
סיקור ותיעוד: מסע הגאון רבי שמואל קמינצקי בשיקגו

כיכר השבת על ידי ב. ניסני
חסדי ה': מחבל ירה לעבר בית בבית אל: בנס לא היו נפגעים

Kiddush Hashem - The Online Voice of Torah Jewry by editor
Israeli Border Police Soldiers Save Life of Palestinian Baby in Chevron by Fiamma Nirenstein /
Syrians Flee Towards the Hospitals of ‘Enemy’ Israel by Algemeiner Staff
Israeli Border Police Soldiers Save Live of Palestinian Baby in Hebron
Hamodia by Dov Banovadia
Border Guards Save Life of Chevron Arab Infant

Judaism by
Arabic May No Longer Share Equal Official Status With Hebrew in Bill Amendment by
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One crew member was killed and about 19 people injured when a twin-engine Convair CV-340 airliner crashed July 10 outside of Wonderboom Airport, near Pretoria, South Africa, according to media reports.

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          Nickelodeon International and African Wildlife Foundation Premiere Wildlife Special to Inspire Kids to Help Endangered Animals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Nickelodeon International and African Wildlife Foundation Premiere Wildlife Special to Inspire Kids to Help Endangered Animals

Tanzania Environment Added to Nickelodeon’s Hit Geography App “Dora’s Worldwide Adventure”

Social tag: #AWFRoarChallenge

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July 10, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

NEW YORK & KAMPALA, Uganda--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nickelodeon International’s Together For Good and African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) today launched their first collaboration: the Together for Good Wildlife Special, an educational mini-series created to inspire kids to raise awareness about endangered wildlife and empower them to become change-makers. In commemoration, Nickelodeon today also launched a Tanzania environment within its hit educational geography app, Dora’s Worldwide Adventure.

“Our research shows that 73 percent of kids aged 6-11 think their age group has the potential to change the world for the better,1 and we want to give them the tools to do just that,” said Bradley Archer-Haynes, Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, Nickelodeon International. “The Together For Good Wildlife Special combined with the Tanzania launch on our Dora app allows our relationship with AWF to reach and empower all kids, from preschool to tweens on all the platforms they love. This was also the first time we brought Nickelodeon talent to the continent of Africa, and Uganda served as the perfect backdrop to develop entertaining content that teaches kids about the important implications of African wildlife conservation and to inspire them to use their voices to get involved.”

In the Together For Good Wildlife Special, Nickelodeon star Breanna Yde (School of Rock) will guide young viewers on a journey through Uganda as she discovers key conservation and environmental challenges, and hears from heroes who work daily to protect at-risk wildlife including lions, giraffes, rhinoceroses, elephants and chimpanzees. The mini-series and supplementing digital vignettes will tell the stories of real life heroes: guides, park rangers, detection dogs and their handlers – and show kids everywhere how they too can help from home with additional resources at

The special expands beyond linear with web and social activations where young viewers can learn more about and support at-risk wildlife. Kids can also participate in the #AWFRoarChallenge on social media, which encourages kids to take videos of themselves roaring in a funny effort to scare a friend. As the official campaign hashtag, #AWFRoarChallenge will also collate fun animal facts, ways to fundraise, and additional information about the plights of lions, giraffes, rhinoceroses, elephants and chimpanzees, while showing kids that using their voice can spread the word and help save these animals from extinction.

The Together For Good Wildlife Special begins airing today across Nickelodeon’s international network of channels that span 170+ territories. To learn more about it and how you can get involved, visit

Also in partnership with AWF, Nickelodeon today launched a Tanzania environment in Dora’s Worldwide Adventure. Drawing on Dora the Explorer’s legacy of exploration, Dora’s Worldwide Adventure introduces preschoolers to geography, inviting them to learn and celebrate different cultures with Dora, Boots, Swiper and more. The Tanzania addition joins app environments that include Australia, Brazil, China, Italy, Japan, the UK and the US. Dora’s Worldwide Adventure is available for download in 12 languages outside of the US via the iTunes, Google Play and Amazon stores.

“I am optimistic about the future of conservation in Africa when I see young people actively engaged,” said AWF’s president Kaddu Sebunya. “This generation is equipped with the tools and the zeal to shape Africa’s future. Creative partnerships such as this one between Nickelodeon and the African Wildlife Foundation hold the promise of securing Africa’s fragile resources through direct engagement with youth. It is time for young people to both tell and live the conservation story.”

About Together For Good

Together For Good, launched in 2015, is Nickelodeon’s international initiative to empower kids to make positive changes in the world around them. The initiative serves as Nickelodeon’s international platform to inspire its audiences to get involved in their communities, provide the resources and education to get the job done and celebrate the impact they are making every day.

About Nickelodeon International

Nickelodeon, now in its 39th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon is one of the most globally recognized and widely distributed multimedia entertainment brands for kids and family, with 1.2 billion cumulative subscriptions in more than 500 million households across 170+ countries and territories, via more than 100+ locally programmed channels and branded blocks. Outside of the United States, Nickelodeon is part of Viacom International Media Networks, a division of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB, VIA), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. For more information or artwork, visit Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc.

About African Wildlife Foundation

Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, the African Wildlife Foundation (AWF) has nearly 60 years of experience working to ensure wildlife and wild lands thrive in a modern Africa. As one of the oldest and largest conservation organizations focused solely on the continent of Africa, AWF is the primary advocate for the protection of African wildlife and wild lands. AWF works across the continent of Africa implementing programs that are focused on safeguarding areas of high conservation value through a holistic suite of projects that protect land, conserve wildlife, improve the lives of local people by enhancing access to education and income-generating activities, and leverage conservation enterprises to promote economic growth that is not at the expense of Africa’s natural heritage. To learn more, visit

1 Viacom Global Insights, 2017, 28,620 respondents aged 6-54 in 30 Countries: Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, UK, US.


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Wallace’s Family Foundation Gave Away Millions, But Not One Penny for His Own District

Scott Wallace's family foundation steered millions to anti-Israel, environmental, left-wing groupsScott Wallace

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A wealthy Democratic congressional candidate's family foundation that was criticized for giving hundreds of thousands of dollars to anti-Israel groups has not given money to any organizations or charities located in the district he's seeking to represent, according to a review of his fund's tax forms.
Scott Wallace is running against Republican incumbent Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick in Pennsylvania's first congressional district. Wallace is the grandson of former vice president Henry Wallace and inherited a fortune after his grandfather's company sold for billions in the 1990s.
Members of the Wallace family established the Wallace Global Fund, a progressive foundation, as a means to "promote an informed and engaged citizenry, to fight injustice, and to protect the natural systems upon which all life demands." The fund hands out millions in grants each year and reported nearly $150 million in assets on its most recent tax forms. Wallace led the group along with his wife from the early 2000s until shortly before announcing his candidacy.
The Forward reported in May that the Wallace Global Fund had given $300,000 to a number of groups that promote the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel, which may cause some awkwardness for his campaign as he is seeking to capture a seat in one of the most Jewish districts in the United States. The Republican Jewish Coalition poured $530,000 in an ad campaign to hit Wallace over the donations to the groups.
Wallace has maintained that the grants to the anti-Israel groups were made by another member of the fund and that he is "unequivocally pro-Israel, pro-peace, and pro-democracy." However, the fund had no more than five officers, directors, trustees, and foundation managers during the time the money was disbursed to the groups, with most of those individuals being Wallace and his family members, according to the fund's Form 990s.
Despite the Wallace Global Fund handing out millions in grants overall and disbursing hundreds of thousands to anti-Israel groups, it has given no money to organizations or charities located in the district Wallace is seeking to capture a seat, according to a review of the fund's tax forms going back eight years. Wallace, who was born in Bucks County, Pa., lived in Maryland and South Africa while running the fund before moving back to Pennsylvania to run for Congress.
The nearest place the fund disbursed money is the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, a far-left environmental group. At one point the group listed its address as a P.O. Box in Chambersburg, Pa. and then at a P.O. Box in Mercersburg, Pa., both hours outside the district.
The Wallace Global Fund has provided millions in donations to far-left groups such as environmental groups 350 org, Greenpeace, and ClientEarth. In addition to progressive organizations, the fund has also gives money to groups that work on issues such as ending female genital mutilation.
The fund also reports contributions to liberal "fiscal sponsor" organizations such as the Tides Foundation and New Venture Fund, entities where hundreds of millions of dollars in "dark money" flow through them before being passed to other liberal groups.
Wallace's campaign did not return a request for comment by press time.

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          The Black Tide: Remnants by Baileigh Higgins - Book Review & Giveaway      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Ava and her younger sister Lexi are living in the small town Riebeeckstad together with their father. Life changed completely when Ava and Lexi's mother lost her life in a car crash. The sisters and their father tried to pick up the pieces and are living their lives the best way they possibly can, but it isn't always easy. They have their loss to deal with, but their can't take their time to mourn, because there's a huge threat hanging over them. The black tide is a terrifying and deadly virus and it's spreading all over the world. Some countries have closed their borders and others are barely holding on. How long will it take before the black tide will make it to Ava's town?

Ava works at a pharmacy and now that her father doesn't have a job anymore her paycheck is desperately needed to pay the bills. The schools are closed, food and other groceries are becoming scarce and overpriced and people are getting violent. Ava sees first-hand how people react in times of despair and it's not a pretty sight. When the army arrives people are hoping that the soldiers will keep them safe from the virus. What will happen when the army turns out to be their worst enemy?

Ava needs to take care of her sister and she'll do anything to make Lexi's life a bit better. Some of the choices she makes are dangerous and selfish, but she needs these outlets to stay sane. I loved her strength and admired how she keeps fighting for a better life. Some people become friends and others can best be avoided. In a dying world she has to listen to her gut instinct if she wants to live another day and that is exactly what Ava does. She is a true heroine and I loved her and her sister from the start.

The Black Tide: Remnants is a blood-curdling story about surviving in a virus infected world. The fact that deadly viruses do exist in real life made this book even more terrifying for me. When the world falls apart, the ones who remain won't always be the people with the best intentions. I've read a lot of books written by Baileigh Higgins and I already know that she's more than skilled at writing stories that will haunt you long after you finish the book. The Black Tide is another brilliant first story by one of my all time favorite horror authors. It's a promising start of the Tides of Blood series and I can't wait to read the next chapter of Ava and Lexi's adventure.


If you're a fan of post-apocalyptic stories you shouldn't miss The Black Tide: Remnants. Please note that this is the first book in a series and that the story will continue in the next book, The Black Tide: Rebellion.

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A South African Twitter user has narrated how her cousin, Penny, cut of her whole family because a pastor revealed that they bewitched her. According to Zizipho, all attempts to reach her have so far failed as she changed her contact number and address. The young woman went as far as changing her name, phone […]

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Human faeces remains a global environment pollutant and changing the way we manage this waste can blaze a trail for a new way forward for sanitation in South Africa and the world, according to Jayant Bhagwan from the Water Research Commission (WRC). His message at the Water Institute of Southern Africa (WISA) 2018 conference was […]

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COULD you be a Powerball winner tonight (Tuesday, 10 July 2018)? The latest Ithuba National Lottery, Powerball draw is set to be made, with players across South Africa dreaming of becoming instant millionaires. The Powerball Results are: 01, 31, 34, 38, 46 and the Powerball is 18. The Powerball Plus Results are: 10, 14, 18, […]

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Are you ready for tonight’s highly-anticipated premiere of Project Runaway South Africa?! Hosted by Lerato Kganyago – Project Runway is a premier fashion competition which focuses on making clothes and real stars from real fashion talent. Here is the synopsis: In the first episode, the chosen 12 designers have to create outfits that showcase what […]

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          Ep 237: The Grape Miniseries - Grenache/Garnacha      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

This week, we focus on this splendid grape that has come into its own. From obscure blender to a star varietal, Grenache or Garnacha is a total crowd-pleaser and can be a delicious wine in its simplest and most complex formats. We give the lowdown on it -- from red to white to "furry" Grenache, I'm positive you'll hear about some wine in this podcast that will make you want to run out and get it! 


Here are the show notes:

Grape Overview

  • We cover the origin story -- the wine spread around around Mediterranean and we believe it originated in Spain in Aragón, moved north and south of Pyrenees to France. The Sardinians of Italy would argue this premise...
  • It's traditionally been a blender but now great varietal examples are available

Grape character:

  • Grenache is fruity, rich, sweet-tasting with red and black berry notes 
  • Its challenges: it ripens to high sugar levels and it can oxidize – even young wines brown around the rim. It can lack tannin
  • The key to great Grenache/Garnacha -- it NEEDS well drained soils and water stress to thrive and yields must be controlled!!
  • The vine has strong wood and is heat and wind tolerant -- it grows well in hot, dry climates.
  • Makes everything from rosé, to white, to sweet wines and does it well! 

We discuss Grenache Blanc (one of my faves!)

  • The wines of white Grenache are full bodied – fat and soft or floral, terroir-driven wines
  • Usually blended with Grenache Gris, Clairette, Marsanne, Roussane, Viognier, Macabeo, others
  • If yileds controlled, great full bodied wines that can be age worthy
  • Places: Châteauneuf-du-Pape,  California, South Africa, Priorat, CndP, Tarragona, Rioja, Navarra


Other mutations --  

  • Southern France and Sardinia: Grenache Rosé and Grenache gris make pale rosé and lightly tinted white wines. Pink skinned and more perfumed than Grenache blanc
  • Garnacha Peluda: wines lower in alcohol and higher in acidity that show spicy and savory notes 

Where do we find Grenache/Garnacha?


  • Rhone: Châteauneuf-du-Pape and Gigondas, Vacqueryas, and all over the southern Rhône - Grenache noir is the most common variety 
    • The GSM blend: Grenache can have a jam-like consistency when very ripe but usually adds bright fruit and alcohol to the blend. Syrah is typically blended to provide color and spice, while Mourvèdre can add elegance and structure to the wine
    • Rosé: Tavel and Lirac roses, Provence, Rousillon for rose,
  • Roussillon: dry wines, but also Vins Doux Naturels – Banyuls, Maury



  • Blends with Tempranillo, varietal as Garnacha
  • Considered a "workhorse" grape of low quality suitable for blending but Priorat's rise and New World Rhone Rangers sparked a re-evaluation the variety
  • North and east: Rioja, Navarra, Campo de Borja, Calatayud, Cariñena, Madrid, La Mancha, Priorat, Penedes
  • Dry farmed, concentrated and tannic
  • Aragón is the probable origin of the grape and has the largest surface of Garnacha in Spain  



  • Cannonau in Sardinia -- high alcohol, can be harsh and green. 

Other Old World regions– Other southern Italian places, Algeria, Israel, Morocco, Cyprus, also grown in Croatia


New World: Australia and California



  • Lots of GSM, some varietal wines
  • McLaren Vale = luscious richness and spicy notes
  • Barossa Valley =jammy, hugely fruity, can be over the top

United States

  • Used and abused at first -- grown in the hot central San Joaquin Valley because of its tolerance to heat and drought.
  • Made sweet "white Grenache" wines, a la white Zinfandel
  • Rhône Rangers movement in the late 20th c helped bring Grenache up in status -- rising in popularity and quality in CA
  • In the early 20th century, Grenache was one of the first successful grapes in Washington State.


Garnacha/Grenache is an amazing, do-all grape. There's a style for everyone, so try it if you haven't! 


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The Blonde With The Delicate Air (Aired December 10, 1963)
Walk Softly, Peter Troy Detective Drama Aired on Springbok Radio from 10 December 1963 to 21 February 1964. This series was produced in the Durban Studios of Herrick Merril Productions. It starred Tom Meehan, John Simpson, and Merle Wayne. It was sponsored by Irving & Johnson, who also sponsored the "Gunsmoke" series which "Walk Softly, Peter Troy" replaced. A sequel to this series was heard on the English Radio Service from 19 May 1964 to 28 November 1964. The sponsors, Irving & Johnson, reportedly disliked the series, which is why it was discontinued on Springbok Radio and moved to the English Service. This was the first series on the English Service that came from an independent production house, not produced by the SABC. THIS EPISODE: December 10, 1963. Program #1. Springbok Radio (South Africa) origination, AFRTS rebroadcast. "The Blonde With The Delicate Air". Peter's been framed for murder by a very lovely lady. The closing music on this series, the theme from "The Pink Panther" indicated an AFRTS rebroadcast. They used it frequently. The AFRTS shstem cue is heard on some of these recordings. Tom Meehan, Herrick Merril (producer), John Simpson, Merle Wayne. 24:15. Episode Notes From The Radio Gold Index.

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Legendary musician Oliver Mtukudzi seems to have fallen in love with South Africa, amid reports that the music superstar is reconnecting with his erstwhile manager Debbie Metcalfe whenever he crosses […]

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2018 / Pawar Law Group reminds shareholders who purchased shares of Sibanye Gold Limited (NYSE: SBGL) from April 7, 2017 through June 26, 2018 (the "Class Period") of the important August 27, 2018 lead plaintiff deadline in the class action. The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for Sibanye investors under the federal securities laws.

To join the Sibanye class action, go to or call Vik Pawar, Esq. toll-free at 888-589-9804 or email for information on the class action.

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. You may also remain an absent class member and do nothing at this point. You may retain counsel of your choice.  

According to the lawsuit, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Sibanye's culture places short-term profits over safety; (2) consequently, almost half of South Africa's 2018 mining fatalities occurred in Sibanye mines; and (3) as a result, defendants' statements about Sibanye's business, operations, and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than August 27, 2018. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, go to or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Vik Pawar of Pawar Law Grouptoll freeat 888-589-9804 or via email at

Pawar Law Group represents investors from around the world.

Attorney Advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. 


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Pawar Law Group  
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Tel: (917) 261-2277  
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          INVESTOR ACTION ALERT: The Schall Law Firm Announces it is Investigating Claims Against Sibanye Gold Limited and Reminds Investors with Losses in Excess of $100,000 to Contact the Firm      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

LOS ANGELES, CA / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2018 / The Schall Law Firm, a national shareholder rights litigation firm, announces that it is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Sibanye Gold Limited ("Sibanye" or the "Company") (NYSE: SBGL) for violations of §§10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

The investigation focuses on whether the Company issued false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose information pertinent to investors. Bloomberg reported on June 26, 2018, that, "another worker was killed at [Sibanye's] Driefontein operation in South Africa, bringing the total deaths at the company's mines this year to 21." According to Bloomberg's report, Sibanye "accounts for nearly half of the 46 people reported killed at South African mines in 2018 and is already the subject of an investigation by the chief inspector of mines." After this report was released, Sibanye's share price fell sharply in intraday trading.

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss, click here to participate.

We also encourage you to contact Brian Schall, or Sherin Mahdavian, of the Schall Law Firm, 1880 Century Park East, Suite 404, Los Angeles, CA 90067, at 424-303-1964, to discuss your rights free of charge. You can also reach us through the firm's website at, or by email at

The class, in this case, has not yet been certified, and until certification occurs, you are not represented by an attorney. If you choose to take no action, you can remain an absent class member.

The Schall Law Firm represents investors around the world and specializes in securities class action lawsuits and shareholder rights litigation.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and rules of ethics.


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          Trintech and KPMG to Bring Financial Transformation Series to Cities Across the United States      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Multi-city Events Held in Conjunction with KPMG LLP will Bring Together F&A Professionals to Discuss Finance Transformation Leading Practices

DALLAS, TX / ACCESSWIRE / July 10, 2018 / Trintech, a leading global provider of integrated, cloud-based Record to Report (R2R) software solutions for the office of finance, announced today its upcoming Financial Transformation Network & Learn Series designed to bring together Finance and Accounting (F&A) professionals to discuss the current state of finance and leading practices around financial transformation.

The series will be hosted in conjunction with KPMG LLP, a recognized leader in Finance Governance and Technology services and key alliance partner for Trintech.

"With a shared focus as leaders in the enterprise market, Trintech and KPMG have worked together over the years to help numerous finance organizations replace manual, error-prone financial close processes with greater automation, control and visibility," said Robert Michlewicz, Chief Revenue Officer at Trintech. "We are thrilled to be collaborating with KPMG on this Network & Learn series and to be sharing our joint experiences of successful financial transformation projects."

The Financial Transformation Network & Learn Series offers extensive peer networking opportunities and will feature thought leaders from Trintech and KPMG who will share customer case studies, and leading practice insights for a successful financial transformation. In addition, attendees can receive one CPE credit for attending the event.

"KPMG's financial reporting processes and implementation experience combined with Trintech's financial solutions portfolio helps companies establish an operational framework to cut costs and better manage organizational expectations," said Scott Cohen, Advisory Managing Director, Financial Management, KPMG LLP. "We are excited to support the Network & Learn series and provide attendees with new insights about how to gain greater value from their large-scale, financial transformation efforts."

Trintech & KPMG's Financial Transformation Series include the following cities and dates:

Houston, TX - August 21st Dallas, TX - August 23rd San Francisco, CA - September 18th Seattle, WA - September 20th New York City, NY - September 25th Bridgewater, NJ - September 27th Chicago, IL - October 16th Los Angeles, CA - October 16th Detroit, MI - October 18th Orange County, CA - October 18th Columbus, OH - November 13th Boston, MA - November 15th Charlotte, NC - January 29th

Trintech, Inc., is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be addressed to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors, 150 Fourth Avenue North, Suite 700, Nashville, TN, 37219-2417. Web site:

About Trintech

Trintech, Inc. pioneered the development of Financial Corporate Performance Management (FCPM) software to optimize the Record to Report process. From high volume transaction matching and streamlining daily operational reconciliations, to automating and managing balance sheet reconciliations, intercompany accounting, journal entries, disclosure and fiduciary reporting and bank fee analysis, to governance, risk and compliance - Trintech's portfolio of financial solutions, including Cadency®, Adra®, Trintech Disclosure Management®, ReconNET™ , T-Recs®, and UPCS® help manage all aspects of the financial close process. Over 3,100 clients worldwide - including the majority of the Fortune 100 - rely on the company's cloud-based software to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve governance and transparency across global financial organizations.

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Trintech has offices located across the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Singapore, France, Ireland, the Netherlands and the Nordics, as well as strategic partners in South Africa, Latin America and Asia Pacific. To learn more about Trintech, visit or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.

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          Stars To Perform At Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 In Johannesburg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Jay-Z: Profile

International advocacy organisation Global Citizen today announced that Beyonce, JAY-Z, Cassper Nyovest, D’banj, Ed Sheeran, Eddie Vedder, Femi Kuti, Pharrell Williams and Chris Martin, Sho Madjozi, Tiwa Savage, Usher, and Wizkid will headline the first Global Citizen Festival to be held in Africa, a free-ticketed event on Sunday, 2 December 2018 at the FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.

The December event is the culmination of Global Citizen’s “Mandela 100” campaign in partnership with the House of Mandela; a series of global events honouring the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela in his centenary year.

Oprah Winfrey will deliver a special keynote address remembering Nelson Mandela and his legacy.

Executive producers of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include Dr. Precious Moloi Motsepe, Patrice Motsepe, Kweku Mandela, Dave Holmes, Declan Kelly, Liza Henshaw and Hugh Evans.

Hosts of the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 include Naomi Campbell, Sir Bob Geldof, Gayle King, Bonang Matheba, Tyler Perry, and Forest Whitaker.

The Festival broadcast will be produced by Ben Winston and Fulwell 73 Productions.

Nelson Mandela famously called for this generation to realise an end to extreme poverty in one of his last public speeches, and Global Citizen has campaigned on this message with activist-driven events in Vancouver, London, Brussels, and at the upcoming 2018 Global Citizen Festival to be held in New York’s Central Park on 29 September.

Activists and music fans can begin to earn their free tickets starting on August 21st and can sign up today at, demanding world leaders make major investments to end extreme poverty and take a stand for women and girls. The “Mandela 100” campaign seeks to mobilize USD $1 billion in new commitments for the world’s most marginalised people, with USD $500 million set to impact the lives of 20 million women and girls worldwide. These investments will be aimed at ending hunger and increasing access to good nutrition, ending neglected tropical diseases, reducing HIV transmission rates, ensuring every child receives a quality education, reforming and repealing sexist laws, providing funding for women’s health and family planning, and ensuring access to clean water and safe sanitation world wide.

“Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest examples of resistance, patience, and forgiveness that our world will ever know. It is our great honour to campaign in his name and answer his call to be the generation to end extreme poverty,” said Hugh Evans, Global Citizen, Co-Founder and CEO.

“Nelson Mandela believed in people’s potential for goodness, and inner potential to change things for the better, for each other and for ourselves he believed that poverty and injustice were man made problems, that we could solve together. One hundred years on from his birthday, this year’s roving Global Citizen Festival will be held in his honour – in Johannesburg on December 2nd. It has been such a pleasure to put together, and all of the artists have been amazing to work with, perhaps because this is a chance for us to show that we all believe in the same things he did: love, acceptance and forgiveness,” said Chris Martin, Global Citizen Festival curator.

“I am pleased to lend my support to the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, in celebration of Madiba’s rich legacy of social justice, compassion and activism. Each one of us must take inspiration from his fight for equality by being the generation to end extreme poverty. We must ensure that no child or adolescent die from preventable causes, including hunger and malnutrition. I call on world leaders, civil society organizations, business leaders and change agents everywhere to join Global Citizen and take action to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,” said Graça Machel, Founder and Chairperson, The Graça Machel Trust.

“The future of the world lies in the hands of young people. Over half the world is under the age of 25. We must inspire and support them to be the generation to end extreme poverty. Nelson Mandela believed that poverty is man-made and must be overcome by human action. That’s why I’m delighted to support the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, to call on young people and world leaders to take action for a brighter future for everyone,” said Ban Ki-moon, former United Nations Secretary-General.

Ed Sheeran said, “I’m really looking forward to playing the Global Citizen Festival and paying tribute to Nelson Mandela who has inspired so many to fight for what they believe in. It should be a great day!”

Eddie Vedder said, “It is such an honor to be given the chance to head to South Africa to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s incomparable legacy. He showed an entire generation what it means to be a leader and make a difference for the world’s poor. I’m so grateful that this event will serve as a reminder of his great work and inspire us all to carry on in his name.”

“Nelson Mandela’s life story is a testament to the power of the human spirit and one man’s ability to change the world by standing up for what he believed in,” said Oprah Winfrey. “It is one of the great honours of my life to have spent so much time with him, and I look forward to celebrating his courageous life.”

Naomi Campbell said, “I’m truly honoured to celebrate the legacy of Nelson Mandela by co-hosting the 2018 Global Citizen Festival in South Africa. Madiba was a man whose values and wisdom have left a lasting imprint on this world. I cherish everything he taught me about giving, sharing, and forgiving, and I look forward to celebrating his life on December 2nd.”

Sir Bob Geldof said, “I share my friend Nelson Mandela’s belief that poverty is a manmade condition. And its greatest curse. Global Citizen is carrying on a legacy set in place by one of the kindest, most generous, and most courageous and wisest of leaders that our world has ever seen and I am proud to be a part of Mandela 100. It is time we fulfill his call to eliminate extreme poverty with all its attendant evils.”

A number of world leaders will address the Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100, including South African President Cyril Ramaphosa, Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations, Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway and President Nana Akufo-Addo of Ghana, who both serve as co-chairs of the UN Secretary General’s Advocacy Group for the Sustainable Development Goals, President Mokgweetsi Masisi of Botswana, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium, Gilbert F. Houngbo, President of the UN International Fund for Agricultural Development, David Beasley, Executive Director of the World Food Programme, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin, Board Director of The Power of Nutrition, and Peter Sands, Executive Director of the The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

Starting today, music fans and activists can sign up at to be among the first to be notified of the action journey launch. Actions include emailing world leaders, signing petitions, and using social media to generate commitments in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

The Festival will be the culmination of a six-months long campaign engaging Global Citizens around the world on seven Global Goals:
POVERTY: (Global Goal 1): End all forms of poverty everywhere
ZERO HUNGER (Global Goal 2): End all forms of hunger and malnutrition
HEALTH (Global Goal 3): Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing for all at all ages
EDUCATION (Global Goal 4): Ensure every child has access to a quality education
GIRLS & WOMEN (Global Goal 5): End all forms of discrimination against women and girls everywhere to ensure that #SheIsEqual
WATER & SANITATION (Global Goal 6): Ensure everyone has access to clean water and sanitation
LIFE BELOW WATER (Global Goal 14): addressing the threat plastic pollution poses to the oceans

Global Citizen is proud to join forces with the most forward thinking and innovative organizations committed to the mission and movement of ending extreme poverty.

The Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100 will be presented by Major Partner The Motsepe Foundation, with major partners, Johnson & Johnson, Cisco, Nedbank, Vodacom, Big Concerts, House of Mandela, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Goalkeepers, Eldridge Industries, and Associate Partner, HP.

Since the first Global Citizen Festival in New York in 2012, Global Citizen has grown into one of the largest, most visible platforms for young people around the world calling on world leaders to honour their responsibilities in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and ending extreme poverty by 2030. The organization has taken its action-based model to Australia, India, the United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, and Canada, and created a platform for activists to learn about the issues they care most about, take action, and earn rewards for doing so.

Global Citizens have generated commitments and policy announcements from leaders valued at over $37.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 2.25 billion people. This year alone Global Citizens have secured 29 commitments totaling over $2.9 billion that are set to affect the lives of more than 501 million people by 2030.


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          Tracing Nelson Mandela's footsteps 100 years after his birth      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
<br/>FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2007, file photo, former South African President Nelson Mandela reacts after a meeting at the Nelson Mandela Foundation building in Johannesburg, South Africa. The centennial of Mandela's birth is July 18, and those wishing to make a pilgrimage to honor his legacy will find a number of sites around South Africa, from the villages of his childhood to museums and historic sites about apartheid. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
July 18 marks 100 years since the birth of Nelson Mandela, the former president of South Africa who died in 2013. Visitors can follow in ...

          Plane crash in South Africa injures 20 - emergency services      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
An aircraft crashed outside the South Africa's capital Pretoria on Tuesday, injuring 20 people with at least one in a critical condition, emergency medical services ER24 said on Tuesday.

          Best Ways to Watch Cricket Online in USA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

Here are the best options to watch cricket online in the US. Read on to learn what each provider offers. Don't miss another game.


Hotstar is a video streaming app which streams Indian TV shows, movies, and live sports. They feature content in eight Indian languages: Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Marathi, Bengali, Punjabi, Kannada and Malayalam.

When it comes to sports, Hotstar features live telecasts of kabaddi, badminton, hockey, and most importantly, cricket.

The good thing about Hotstar is that it has exclusive broadcasting rights for the Indian Premier League (IPL). This means that you can only watch live broadcasts of the IPL games on Hotstar. It also streams the IPL in a variety of languages, such as Tamil, Telugu, Bengali, Kannada, Hindi and English.

However, if you're looking for cricket matches outside India or other international cricket tournaments, then consider Willow TV.

Willow TV

The Willow TV channel is a live 24/7 cricket channel in the USA and Canada. It has exclusive broadcasting rights to games by the International Cricket Council (ICC), The Board of Control for Cricket in India, Cricket Australia, Cricket South Africa, New Zealand Cricket, West Indies Cricket Board, Sri Lanka Cricket Board, Bangladesh Cricket Board, Cricket Zimbabwe and others.

Willow works together with satellite, cable, and IPTV providers to help feature their channel. Currently their partners include DISH Network, DIRECTV, Cablevision, Comcast, Time Warner Cable, Verizon FIOS, Charter Communications, Bright House Networks and Cox.

If you just want to watch cricket, Willow TV offers a direct, standalone subscription too. You can go directly to their website to subscribe. To access the channel, just download the app for your smartphone or tablet, or log on to the site from any web browser.

Sling TV

Sling TV is an online streaming provider which features TV series and shows. Their most popular bundles are their English "Blue" and "Orange" packages, but they also offer Indian packages which feature shows in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Punjabi, Urdu, Bangla and Bengali.

Sling TV also offers a Willow TV subscription. The package has two channels - Willow TV HD and Willow XTRA. Both offer cricket content, featuring both live and recorded games.

The best part about Sling TV is that you won't have to choose a main subscription and add Willow TV after. They offer just the Willow TV package as a subscription by itself. You can subscribe per month, per six months, or annually.


ESPN+ is a new streaming service by ESPN. To be clear - it isn't a standalone app. It's currently inside the existing ESPN app, which can be installed on Android smartphones, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TVs, Fire Tablets, iPhones, and iPads. It also works on web browsers, so you can access it from any computer.

In terms of content, ESPN+ offers live games, studio series, and original programs. You can find live broadcasts of soccer, boxing, golf, tennis, rugby, and several college sports. They also stream live cricket games, featuring matches across Test, ODI, and T20 formats from New Zealand Cricket and Cricket Ireland.

You can choose to subscribe to ESPN+ monthly or annually.

Bottom Line

When it comes to streaming live cricket games online, there aren't many options in the U.S. If you're a fan of local games in India, then Hotstar is the best choice. They have exclusive rights to broadcast the IPL, which is great for those who follow the Indian cricket league.

If you're looking for international games, however, then consider Willow TV. You can subscribe directly to Willow TV or through their affiliates (such as Sling TV). Willow TV has the rights to most of the international cricket boards, which means you'll have access to most of the international game broadcasts.

ESPN+ is a relatively new service, and they do feature some cricket games, but they're not a dedicated cricket channel like Willow TV or Hotstar. It can be a good choice if you're also interested in other games, such as rugby or golf. However, if you're purely interested in cricket, it's better to look at Willow TV or Hotstar instead.

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          BREAKING A Convair C-131 has crashed near Pretoria, South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
A plane has crashed near Pretoria, South Africa. Please reload the page for updates… UPDATE One person was killed while nineteen people were injured. UPDATE Pilot in critical condition. The plane involved could be an old Convair C-131 (reg. ZS-BRV) recently repainted in the classic livery. The plane was supposed to fly to the Aviodrome Lelystad in the Netherlands. […]
          7/11/2018: Sport: Sitak, Venus march on      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Kiwi Michael Venus has joined fellow New Zealander Artem Sitak in the quarterfinals of the men’s doubles. Venus and his South African partner Raven Klaasen beat Leonardo Mayer, of Argentina, and Portugal’s Joao Sousa 6-3 7-6 6-7 6-7 6-3 yesterday,...
          One dead, 20 injured in South Africa crash of museum-bound 1954 airliner      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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Following President Cyril Ramaphosa working visit to Luanda, Angola in March 2018, where he pronounced that South Africa will continue to work to increase cooperation with Angola at higher levels and the State Visit to South Africa by Angolan president, Mr João Lourenço in November 2017, the Deput...

          South Africa: National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) must Recoup Monies Erroneously Paid to Graduates – Committ ee Chair      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
The Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training, Ms Connie September, has expressed shock at media reports that students still got student aid funding after they have graduated. “This is outrageous and unacceptable thievery. Given the challenges that the system has, i...

          Cyberterroristas marroquíes hackean la página de la Presidencia de Sudáfrica.       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

*Fuente: The Citizen, South Africa. 7.7.2018
Traducción no oficial EIC Poemario por un Sahara Libre
Quien haya pirateado la web parece tener un propósito diferente al de quienes la atacaron el año pasado.
Tras conocerse que el sitio web de la Presidencia de Sudáfrica fue atacada por hackers desconocidos el sábado por la mañana, el sitio web todavía no funcionaba al mediodía. Volvió a estar operativo a las 3 de la tarde cuando volvimos a intentar acceder.
News24 informó que los usuarios que intentaron acceder al sitio para ver las noticias de la presidencia encontraron un mensaje que decía: “Hackeado por Black Team. El Sahara es marroquí. ¡Y Marruecos es tu Señor!”.
Para cuando The Citizen intentó acceder al sitio, el mensaje de los hackers ya no estaba disponible.
Su mensaje se refería al territorio en disputa en el Sáhara Occidental, una zona escasamente poblada, en su mayoría desértica, situada en la costa noroeste de África.
Antigua colonia española, fue anexionada por Marruecos en 1975. Desde entonces ha sido objeto de una larga disputa territorial entre Marruecos y el pueblo saharaui, representado por el Frente Polisario, movimiento de liberación saharaui.
En enero la Unión Africana decidió que sus estados miembros no participarían en el Foro de Crans Montana en el Sahara Occidental ocupado. Sin embargo, Sudáfrica y Marruecos reanudaron las relaciones diplomáticas recientemente después de más de una década desde que Marruecos retirara a su embajador de Pretoria.
Marruecos retiró a su embajador de Sudáfrica en 2004 después de que el entonces presidente Thabo Mbeki reconociera a la República del Sahara Occidental, territorio que Marruecos reclama como suyo.
El ANC apoya desde hace mucho tiempo la independencia del Sáhara Occidental y acusa a Marruecos de ocupar la región.
La portavoz de Cyril Ramaphosa, Khusela Diko, declaró a News24 que sus técnicos estaban investigando el incidente y que buscaban que el sitio web volviera a pleno rendimiento después de la “interferencia”.
Afirmó no saber quién estaba detrás del ataque.

          Offer - Teach in International High school in Tianjin, Up to 17000RMB, start in August,2018 - CHINA      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
To Apply visit this link: We are looking for native English teachers to work at our international school located in Tianjin. The teaching starts in August, 2018. If you are a motivated, engaging and creative teacher, we would welcome you to apply. Job description: * Teaching English; * You are required to teach mid dle school students; * The students are aged from 13-15 years old; Qualifications: * Native English speakers or non-ative E nglish speakers with BA degree from an English speaking country; * BA degree or higher education bac kground; * With 120 hours TEFL/T ESOL certificate; * At least 2 years teaching experience; *2-3 reference letters from your previous work employers; Others: * No criminal record check within 6 months; * An authenticated degree in Chinese Embassy i n home country; * Authenticated kinship documents if with Spouse and Ch ildren; Benefits: * Salary scale 21,800 USD to 30,000 USD per year, depending on previous teachin g experience; around 12000 RMB to 17000 RMB per month; * Paid Holidays (Winter & Summer holidays, Christmas Day, May Day, National Day, et c); * Free Medical Insurance with MSH China for T eacher, Spouse and Children); * Free-rent Apartment provided; * A Round-trip Flight Reimbursement for Teacher, Spouse and Childr en; *50% Plus Children Tuition Deduction; * Sponsored Legal Z Work Visa; * Professional Development Workshop; * Stock Share Incentive Plan; Working schedule: * Monday to Friday from 8:00am to 17:00pm, weekends off; To apply for this position please submit your CV,. Salary: 12000 CNY(RMB) to 17000 CNY(RMB) Monthly Housing: Provided Contract type: Full time Work visa provided: Yes Teaching Students age: Middle school Work Location: Tianjin, Tianjin Working hours: Monday to Friday from 8: 00am to 17: 00pm, 15 blocks in high school (70 Min's per block), weekends off Positions available: 4 Requirements: - Teaching experience - Accepted age range: 25 to 61 - TEFL Certificate or Higher - Degree in any field - British, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Irish or South African Passport holders To apply visit this link: Alternatively, send your CV, passport copy, certificates copy and photo to E-mail: Or for more details call: (China) +86(0)20-37303381 Or (UK) +44 1202 935052
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To Apply visit this link: There is a training center opportunity available in Haizhu District, Guangzhou for native English speaker s to start immediately. Employment benefits The base salary is 16000 RMB per month5000 RMB flight allowance will be paid after completing a year contract Accommodation is not provided Z visa will be processed for the qualified candidates Free health & accident insurance provided Job description Teach English Student Age: 6-18 years old Teaching Schedule25 teaching hours wit h 5-15 office hour s per week, two days o ff (We dnesday 13:00-21:00pm, Thursday 15:00-21:00pm, Friday 13:00-20:00p m, weekend 8:00-18:30pm) Qualifications Native English speaker s Non-native English spkeaker(perfect English accent r equired) Bachelor degree or higher ed ucation degree TEFL/TESOL certificate At least 2 years teaching experience We welcome experienced teachers who can develop fun and educational activities. Review of application will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter, Resume/CV, recent photo to Salary: 16000 CNY(RMB) /Month Housing: Not Provided Contract type: Full time Work visa provided: Yes Teaching Students age: Training center (Children) Work Location: Haizhu District, Guangzhou Working hours: 25 teaching hours with 5-15 office hours per week, two days off (Wednesday 13: 00-21: 00pm, Thursday 15: 00-21: 00pm, Friday 13: 00-20: 00pm, weekend 8: 00-18: 30pm) Positions available: 2 Requirements: - Teaching experience - Accepted age range: 20 to 70 - TEFL Certificate or Higher - Degree in any field - British, American, Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Irish, South African or European Passport holders To apply visit this link: Alternatively, send your CV, passport copy, certificates copy and photo to E-mail: Or for more details call: (China) +86(0)20-37303381 Or (UK) +44 1202 935052
          South Africa’s Macron Moment – will it come in 2019? Perhaps.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
With South Africa's Parliamentary Elections only months away, some rather smart people have been pondering whether the country might witness a Macron Moment.
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Early in Warren Buffett’s life, his father failed to get hired at the family grocery store during the Great Depression. Without a job, and without any money after a run on the banks, the family of four ran up a tab of grocery bills at the store to put food on the table, and even then, his mother sometimes skipped meals. Leila Buffett, beset by stress and with a mind likely impacted by linotype fumes she inhaled as a child, would often berate her two small children.
From this nadir, the family gradually achieved more secure financial footing. His father started a stock brokerage and eventually went on to become a four-term congressman. Young Warren started showing an aptitude for numbers. He became obsessed with timing everything, calculating odds, even tallying the frequency of the letters that appeared in the bible most frequently, according to The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life. By age 15 he managed to earn thousands working his local paper route. The rest, as they say, is history.
Warren Buffett
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
On Friday, the legendary investor, 87, was surpassed in wealth by 34-year-old Mark Zuckerberg. The gap was closed in part by Facebook’s surging stock—up 15 percent this year so far—and in part by Buffett’s large charitable cash outflows. Today, the three richest people in the world, Jeff Bezos, Bill Gates and Zuckerberg, have all made their fortunes in tech.
Compared to Buffett and many of his contemporaries, Zuckerberg’s childhood was more banal. He grew up in Dobbs Ferry, a small middle-class suburb of New York, the son of a dentist and a psychiatrist. He started using his father’s computer at a young age, and showed an early facility for programming, before graduating from an elite prep school.
Mark Zuckerberg in 2007.
Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg
Zuckerberg’s story is typical of the slate of newly minted technology billionaires in the ranks of the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. And there are a lot of them. With 64 technology businessmen and women on Bloomberg's list, which tracks the world’s 500 richest people, the industry has produced more billionaires than any other (unless you count inheritances—there’s a lot of inherited wealth on the list, too). This year alone, tech has created 11 new billionaires.
But there's something missing from the foundational stories of this new group of self-made men (yes, they’re mostly men). Where earlier generations' formative experiences revolved around paper routes and pathos, today's prototypical founding story involves an upper-middle-class childhood, early access to a computer, and an elite education—even if that education was abandoned. Before he famously walked out of Harvard University, Zuckerberg created an instant messaging system for his dad's dental practice at age 12. At 15, Twitter's Jack Dorsey was dazzling his bosses during a programming internship. And Uber's Travis Kalanick was writing code by middle school.
Jack Dorsey
Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg
The self-made man has always played a profound role in the American imagination. Horatio Alger wrote stories of plucky, lower-class strivers who made their way in the world by dint of honesty and hard work. Hollywood has fetishized the underdog since movies were invented. And for years, the business world offered real stories too.
But the modern rise of the Harvard dropout (or New York University in Dorsey's case, or UCLA in Kalanick's case), complicates that story. Today's founders are long on brilliance, but short on hardship. It's difficult, after all, to become a computer prodigy without a computer. That dollop of privilege speaks to a larger trend in the American economy: For millions of low-income people, it's getting harder to build something from nothing. In order to drop out of Harvard, first you have to get in.
Buffett, with a father who was a politician and investor, often jokes that despite the family’s temporary bout with poverty, he won the “ovarian lottery.” He would eventually attend Columbia Business School and study with renowned investor Benjamin Graham. But for many leaders of Buffett’s generation, dorm rooms weren’t a part of the origin story. Consider Bruton Smith, who until he stepped down as CEO of Speedway Motorsports Inc. in 2015 at age 88, was one of the oldest serving public company leaders. Smith grew up on a farm, never went to college, and once took a shotgun to a construction site to settle a labor dispute. Oil baron Harold Hamm, born in 1945 as the youngest of 13 children of Oklahoma sharecroppers, drilled his first oil well at age 25 (it eventually paid for college).  And then there's recently deceased casino and movie magnate Kirk Kerkorian, born in 1917, who faked documentation of a high school graduation in order to join the military as a pilot.
In some ways, it's great to live in the age of the nerd. And it’s tough to mourn the decline of Wall Street-style corporate machismo. But a poor kid growing up today may find it much harder to emulate the life path of someone like Zuckerberg, who coded an instant messaging system before hitting puberty, than that of even Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, who grew up in Brooklyn housing projects and at one point served concessions at Yankee Stadium to earn extra money.
Statistically as well as anecdotally, true American rags-to-riches stories are getting rarer. Class mobility, as defined by the percentage of children who earn more than their parents, has been in a state of mostly uninterrupted decline since the 1940s. Economist Raj Chetty found that only about half of the children born in 1980 have surpassed their parents’ income. In 1940, that number exceeded 90 percent.
Of course, most successful entrepreneurs have earnings that vastly outstrip their parents’. In fact, they outstrip the earnings of nearly every human in history. In by-now-familiar statistics, the rate of income growth at the top levels of earning in the U.S. have far outpaced growth at the bottom segments (in the 1980s, it was the other way around, according to research by Thomas Piketty, Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman). Last year Oxfam International found that more than 80 percent of earnings went to the top 1 percent of the world population.  
That so many of today’s new billionaires mostly come comfortable backgrounds is emblematic of a broader concentrating of wealth in the U.S. According to recent Federal Reserve data, the median family's net worth had not recovered its pre-recession value by 2016, while the top 10 percent gained double digits since 2007.
Of course, you can still find evidence of rough patches and plenty of hard work in the early childhoods of today's wealthiest tech luminaries. Elon Musk, 47, an immigrant from South Africa, came from wealth, but was bullied as a kid before moving to Canada alone at just 17, where he enrolled in Queens University and transferred to the University of Pennsylvania, before eventually dropping out of a Stanford University PhD program. Jeff Bezos, 54, was born when his mother was 16 years old, and was adopted by her second husband, a Cuban immigrant and an engineer. And Sergey Brin, 44, came to the U.S. as a six-year-old, when his parents traded the anti-Semitic backdrop of Moscow academia for a new life in the U.S.
But even these founders, who all had at least one parent with a science background, stand in contrast to an earlier era. According to the Bloomberg Billionaire Index, the second-oldest self-made American billionaire is Amway’s Richard DeVos, born in 1926. DeVos was a boy when his father lost his job as an electrician during the Great Depression, and the family moved in with his grandparents. He remembered stuffing a baseball with fabric and tying it together because he and his friends couldn’t afford a new one. As a sophomore, he was labeled “not college material,” sent to trade school, and had to work to pay his way back into the local Christian high school.
Ted Lerner, who at 92 is the oldest self-made man on the Bloomberg index, is the son of a clothing salesman from Palestine. He grew up in an immigrant community in Washington, and recalled to a local paper, “I remember chickens being plucked and koshered on Georgia Avenue.” Casino mogul Sheldon Adelson, 84, now a controversial figure in U.S. politics, grew up in a working-class Boston neighborhood as the son of a taxi driver. Eli Broad, born in 1933, is the son of a Lithuanian house painter, went on to become the only man to found two Fortune 500 companies in two different industries: housing and financial services.
It is, of course, not the fault of tech's young luminaries that the economy has shifted toward technological skills. Even as it's boosted Americans’ standard of living, the rapid pace of innovation has made education an increasingly important factor in determining income, a trend that in turn has exacerbated rising inequality. Overall educational attainment in the U.S. is rising, but nearly 70 percent of the adult population has still never graduated from college. That's even though higher education has increasingly become a prerequisite for white-collar work. The college wage premium, or what bachelor’s degree holders make compared to high school graduates, has skyrocketed since the 1970s and now hovers at about 50 percent, near-record levels.
The so-called "digital divide" between rich and poor households, has reinforced the gap between haves and have-nots. Despite the pervasiveness of personal computing, poor kids today are less likely to have access to the programs that could help them develop early coding genius. According to Pew Research Center data, 87 percent of households with an income of $75,000 or higher use broadband at home. But for households making less than $30,000, it's only 45 percent.
That inequality of opportunity is rising is hardly a matter of debate. What's still unclear, though, is the eventual result. Besides barring the path for talented people of limited means, a widening chasm between the rich and everyone else also presents political problems. Witness mounting anger at tech companies in cities like San Francisco and Seattle. The Seattle city council voted to levy a punitive per-worker tax on Amazon and other large employers in response to the area's growing homelessness problem. Seattle officials relented, but tensions still simmer beneath the surface nationwide, threatening to boil over in unpredictable ways.
And unlike yesterday's titans, the newest of generation billionaires don’t have histories likely to assuage popular resentment. The three youngest self-made billionaires on Bloomberg's index are all Facebook cofounders. Their story is legend: After Zuckerberg's auspicious beginnings in Dobbs Ferry, he created a hotness-ranking tool called Facemash before he and his friends dropped out to found Just above them on the list in age is Sean Parker, now 38, who took up programming early and interned for future Zynga CEO Mark Pincus while he was still in high school.
This is not a lamentation of the comfortable childhoods of corporate leaders. In some ways, the American myth of the up-from-nothing elite was always mostly imagined. The likelihood that a child today will rise from the lowest to the highest quintile of earnings, is less than 10 percent. That’s low compared to other rich countries, according to Chetty’s data, but it’s not much changed since the 1970s.
The American Dream has always been a story we told ourselves, bolstered by the hardscrabble tales of men who rose from nothing to become magnates. Today, Zuckerberg is a moral leader—a family man, and a donor to noble causes. But those looking to follow in his footsteps will cast an eye back to his early days: To the comfortable Westchester upbringing, the fencing club captainship at an elite prep school, the insouciant Harvard days, and to Facemash. American youth may aspire to climb the same ladder. They’re likely to find it’s missing some rungs.  
— With assistance by Tom Metcalf

Source: Bloomberg
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Edited by Azizi Powell

This is Part II of a two part pancocojams series that showcases the song "Adia" performed by Gabonese (Central Africa) Afro-Zouk singer and composer Oliver N'goma (also given as Oliver Ngoma).

Part II showcases a sound file of Oliver N'goma performing "Adia" and presents selected comments from that sound file's discussion thread, with a particular focus on comments from a number of African nations as well as comments from some other nations worldwide.

Click for Part I of this series . Part II presents information about Gabon and information about Oliver N'goma. Part I of this series also showcase a sound file of the song as well as three versions of this song's lyrics (in its original language from Gabon+ French; in English, and in French).

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Oliver N'goma for his musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post. And thanks to the producer of this video and thanks to the publisher of this song file on YouTube.


jennithony, Published on Apr 19, 2008

4,065,894 total # of views [as of July 10, 20181; 12:51 AM EDT]

total # of likes 10K

total # of dislikes 608

total # of comments- 1,056

Most of these selected comments identify the nation that the commenter is in or is from.

These comments are given in relative chronological order, except for replies. English translations by Google Translates are given under comments. Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.

This compilation doesn't include all of the comments from that discussion thread which identified a geographical place. However, after reading that entire discussion thread to date, I attempted to include at least one comment from every nation that was cited. My apologies if I inadvertently omitted a nation that was cited in that discussion.

1. asadraza5367, 2009
"I remember this song, when i was living in the Caribbean from 1999-2001. It was played a lot at the dance clubs there, along with his other songs like Fely and Bane."

2. Linje Manyozo
"i remember one radio dj playing this song often on radio mbc in malawi. very popular..and ngoma sounds like a malawian name anyway.."

3. dorlika, 2010
"this is pure african musique you feel the heart of africa by listening to this , i remember i was very young when this came out but it still rock , every single country of africa knows this song"

4. Domsta333, 2010
"RIP RIP RIP Olivier Ngoma! King of African Zouk!"

5. Aminah K., 2010
"ça me rappelle mon pays, le Sénégal!!!! Okhooooooo!!!!"
"it reminds me of my country, Senegal !!!! Okhooooooo !!!!"

6. charleslester assoumou, 2010
"Que de bons souvenirs , quelle musique, un salut a partir de Montréal, Québec, Canada"
"What good memories, what music, a salute from Montreal, Quebec, Canada "

7. ibara gaston, 2010
"congolese people respect you , forever in our mind , one of the big left us rest in peace ibaragaston from paris"

8. TheDarinelo, 2010
"Angolan peaple cry for you oliver ngoma R.I.P"

9. monace Productions, 2010
"im from mz.. and im telling you it is still a hit here =)
i love this guy"
“mz”= probably Mozambique

10. cturiel, 2010
"Quel perte pour la musique africaine, puisses tu seulement reposer en paix l'ami ! Au paradis des musiciens ou tu te trouves maintenant tu nous as fait vibrer au son de ton afro zook tellement international. Cela fait plaisir de voir tous ces messages de condoléances affluer de partout dans le monde et cela prouve si il en était besoin que ton sound à su transcender les frontiè les couleurs de peau !!! Pour sûr les enfants auront droit à Bane et Adia en boucle ce soir à la case :-) !!!"
"What a loss for African music, can you only rest in peace the friend! In the paradise of the musicians where you are now you made us vibrate to the sound of your afro zook so international. It is nice to see all these messages of condolence pouring in from all over the world and that proves if it was necessary that your sound knew to transcend the borders ... and the colors of skin !!! For sure the children will be entitled to Bane and Adia loop this evening to the box :-)!"

11. Daryl Richardson, 2010
"in the caribbean too, we love us some Oliver N' gouma"

12. TimF, 2011
"I was clueless of his passing away. His video accidently popped out of a query I was conducting. Being one of his countless endearing fans, I went on to play the video miles away from expecting the awful news that was about to leave me speechless. When one resides within the U.S., one's completely shut off from the outside world!
Thankfully he left us with a cluster of perennial masterpieces and a beautiful voice that will never cease to marvel us. May GOD welcome him with open arms!!"

13. Gaira Alhadi, 2011
"Noli, you went too soon, but God knows best and may light perpetual shine upon you...Your music will live on forever, Love from Sierra Leone."
"Noli" is Oliver N'goma's nickname.

14. eliott jonath, 2011
"olivier ngoma est le plus celebre artist d'afro zouk pour les mauriciens! repose en paix!!"
"olivier ngoma is the most famous Afro zouk artist for the Mauritians! rest in peace!!"

15. Al-Jean J. Sauray, 2012
"Nice, the beat reminds me of the Konpa from Haiti and Martinique -- Nice, Love it1"

16. Willy E. Victoria Ramírez, 2012
"I like this song, great music. I am listen from dominican republic. Me gusta esta cancion, gran musica. estoy escuchando desde republica dominicana."
Spanish to English translation : "Me gusta esta cancion, gran musica. estoy escuchando desde republica dominicana" = "I like this song, great music. I'm listening from the Dominican Republic."

"I like this song it makes me go crassy wisly am listening it in Belgium [ ik vind de lied heel heel super
Dutch to English translation = "ik vind de lied heel heel super" = "I find the song very whole"

18. Alix, 2012
"that afro music that some of us youngn's grew up hearing :) (SOUTH AFRICA)"

19. Patra Okelo, 2012
"im 2o years old from sudan grew up in nairobi kenya and i listened to tjis song every tuesday it never missed the countdow it feel like im hearing it for the first time.....i love love this one..."

20. gyler972, 2013
"Je suis antillaise et j'ai dansé et vibré sur les sons de ce grand Monsieur à la voix pleine de sensibilité.J'avoue apprécié d'avantage l'afro zouk (Monique Séka etc...)au zouk purement antillais.INOUBLIABLE! Oliver ngoma.Paix à son âme.Merci pour les émotions qu'il nous a donner."

21. gyler972, 2013
"I am West Indian and I danced and vibrated on the sounds of this great gentleman with a voice full of sensitivity. I have enjoyed more afro zouk (Monique Séka etc ...) zouk purely antillais.INOUBLIABLE! Oliver ngoma.Peace to his soul.Thanks for the emotions he gave us."

22. Anibal DaSilva, 2013
"Noli, we Cape Vedeans love you. Rest in Peace!
Paz a tua alma!"
Portuguese to English translation: "Paz a tua alma!" = "Peace to your soul!"

23. MrKoolvictor, 2013
"Manu Lima a Capeverdian producer helped with the tracks. Great music. viva Afrika"

24. sami guelawe Palm, 2013
"la musique africaine en general te donne la chaire de poule. comme un sage à tes cotés. très éducative en general la musique afrique; on se diverti mais éducative. Le journalisme africain est notre musique. Très sociale e éducative. chaque matin, nous écoutons nos journaux à travers ces chanteurs qui nous donnent beaucoup. Bref d'enchainer avec les media et journaux."
"African music in general gives you goose bumps. like a wise man by your side. very educational in general music africa; we are entertained but educative. African journalism is our music. Very social and educational. every morning we listen to our newspapers through these singers who give us a lot. In short to chain with the media and newspapers."

25. Richardson Mzaidume, 2013
"It's unfortunate that he passed away without having seen him perform live. I'd have paid whatever amount. African politics also revolve around colonial times. As result, us from Anglophone Africa know very little about musicians from Francophone Countries. It's sad but true. Gone too soon!!"

26. peace kazungu, 2013
"Rip Ngoma now i talk on behalf of Ugandans even though we don't understand the mean ,but the music so good it sounds ."
"Rip" = "Rest in peace"

27. kevin wamaya, 2013
"mad respect from KENYA!! my father loved this song so much. it reminds me of the good times we had together"
"Mad respect" = an African American Vernacular English phrase meaning "lots of respect"

28. joseph mcgill, 2014
"I'm Liberian and a huge zouk fan and noli is my all time zouk favorite. His voice and rhythm gives you an indescribable feeling. Rip noli you sure are missed"

29. SuperPeace1970, 2014
"i have no idea what he is saying, however this music is soothing to my soul!! Loving this....from the U.S. Virgin Islands"

30. James Gitonga, 2014
"Wish i could turn back the hands of time.Gone are the days.RIP Oliver.
Kenyan in Krefeld,Germany."

31. Tim Harvey, 2014
"I just feel exactly the same! I'm in Germany too"

32. elisabeth tenberge, 2014
"we from Surinam (South America) also knew his songs.
oh man what a rhythm"

33. Arturo, 2014
"wwwooooowww que riiiitmo. Supremo. Para bailar y bailar sin parar"
Spanish to English translation: "wwwooooowww what riiiitmo. Supreme." = "Wow. What rhythm Supreme. To dance and dance without stopping"

34. essenamism
"Cette chanson me rappelle mon enfance au Togo. Je ne peux pas cesser de verser des larmes quand j écouté cette chanson et c est pour cette raison que j écouté rarement cette chanson aujourd'hui . Cette chanson me rappelle les amis d enfance et les rues de Lomé . Tout a changé . Les rues ne sont plus les même . Les amis sont tous mort ou à l étrange ou très pauvre."
"This song reminds me of my childhood in Togo. I can not stop shedding tears when I listened to this song and that is why I rarely listened to this song today. This song reminds me of childhood friends and the streets of Lome. Everything changed . The streets are not the same anymore. Friends are all dead or strange or very poor."

35. SuperCapuka, 2014
"Boy i was 5 when i used to stay up till 5 am when we had party's at home, and this song remembers me of those days, life in Europe wasnt great but everyone was happy! We didn't had much but we shared among us Africans look at how we are separated now due to litle money! R.I.P Oliver N'Gomma, great songs!"

36. Marcos Bile by nze. 2015
"Mi infancia en Gabón"
"My childhood in Gabon"

37. Nature Isle, 2015
"ahhh memories!!! Oliver's songs always brings me to tears.these good old days will never come back!!"

38. embe1, 2015
"Thanks so much! Listened to him as a small boy, didn't know he was from Gabon until right this minute. Always thought he was from Cameroon."

39. Léon-Paul BOUNOMBAR, 2015
"je saivas connu Oliver Ngoma dans les années 1977 en classe de 4éme au Lycée Technique National O. Bongo à Libreville. Des années plus tard, j'apprendrai qu'il serait devenu un célèbre musicien. Que son corps repose en paix dans les profondeurs du néant."
"I knew Oliver Ngoma in 1977 in 4th class at the O. Bongo National Technical High School in Libreville. Years later, I will learn that he would become a famous musician. May his body rest in peace in the depths of nothingness."

40. Lil Mal, 2015
"forget Redsun and the likes.. now this is what i call muuussiiiiiic!!! a kenyan in the UK"

41. MySt Justin, 2016
"Nice music make me remember 90s in librevile lovely city"
Libreville is the capitol of Gabon.

42. Appiah Eric, 2016
"I'm Ghanaian but I like Adia, a song by Oliver Ngoma"

43. yashouberry, 2016
"Mauritius? someone? ok im alone,,"

44. lapologang semong, 2016
"Am from Botswana and i love this song very much ,true african music.."

45. Bravia muyakane, 2016
"From Nairobi Kenya, Is all about Originality and not faking. I love this piece."

46. EL MIMOUNI Abla, 2016
"I am from Morocco and I love this music which make me feel extra happy, dancing like nobody watching ;)"

47. henrietta swen, 2016
"I 'm from Liberia, this song make me think on so many things during our civil war."

48. Ettie Manjo, 2017
"Hello, my family is from Liberia, but I was born in America. I know it was hard back then auntie, but thankfully Liberia is getting better now. My father used to play this song allllll the time, I basically grew up listening to Oliver Ngoma."

49. Tawanda Chakupeta, 2016
"I'm a zimbo this music is good"
My guess is that "Zimbo" means "Zimbabwe; "a person from Zimbabwe".

50. Ghuma Bama, 2016
"when i hear this Song i remenber my wonderfull childhood in Angola:) granda queta. ..😎"

51. loise mbaye, 2016
"am loise from kenya this song is awesome even if i dont understand the words it makes me feel so relaxed"

52. Gaelle M, 2016
"Mon enfance à Saint-Martin! jusqu'à mtn je l'entends. Une belle étoile qui nous a laissé de merveilleuses chansons qu'on n'oubliera jamais! R.I.P grand Monsieur"
"My childhood in Saint-Martin! until I hear it. A beautiful star who has left us wonderful songs we will never forget! R.I.P tall gentleman"

53. Katongole Paulinho II, 2016
"anyone from Uganda here??"

54. Roland Ainembabazi, 2016
"+Katongole Paulinho II Here iam.. i love the song so much, it just reminds me of how Wonderful African classics are, and above all of how African music is real music"

55. Prémices Lw, 2016
"who listen this in April 2016 like me ? vieux bons souvenirs!"
"vieux bons souvenirs" = "old good memories"

56. Priscah Wairimu, 2017
"Prémices Lwanzo am listening 2017 April😂love love Oliver ngoma songs though can't understand but i do enjoy. ...From Kenya👌"

57. Cathrine Ntore, 2018
"Priscah Wairimu still listening December 2017 I so love Oliver Ngoma thought I was the only one from Kenya"

58. Esperanza Dias, 2017
"tolle musik höre ich mir fast täglich an und die anderen Songs auch.Andenken an früher in einer Disco in Strasbourg.merci pour ca"
German to English translation = "I listen to great music almost every day and the other songs too. Remembering at a disco in Strasbourg.merci pour ca"

59. Marie Sambou, 2017
"love from Gambia :) :) :) :) :) : ) :) :) :)"

60. Essy Mirembe, 2017
"I really love and appreciate how a song can brew so much love and unity among us all...... God bless Africa...Rip Mr.Oliver Ngoma

61. N Jame, 2017
"One love to mother Africa!"

62. Masaba Masaba, 2017
"Am still loving Oliver Music ..Here in Uganda Kampala"

63. Owen Sampule, 2018
"Gabonese People please translate for us. It will make pipo enjoy the music even more."
Lyrics for this song can be found by clicking (Part I of this pancocojams series).

64. 20x5 lao atr, 2017
"Merci, enfin la traduction d'une chanson très populaire en Nouvelle-Calédonie ! Thanks so much ;)"
"Thank you, finally the translation of a very popular song in New Caledonia! Thanks so much;)"

[Note: That comment was written to a commenter who posted the French translation of "Adia"'s lyrics]

65. Edith Hoff, 2017
"edith from atlanta love this song .rest in peace oliver"
Atlanta= Atlanta, Georgia [United States]

"Je suis Sénégalaise et j'adore cette chanson. Elle me rappelle mon premier jour d'école.
"I am Senegalese and I love this song. She reminds me of my first day of school."

67. Abudushakulu Damulira, 2017
"Namibia windhoek city live"

68. TheSushiraw, 2017
"thumbs up from, NORWAY..."

69. My Dental Wig, 2017
"OMG! I danced this song at AFRO-Antillaise parties in FRANCE! Damn!!!!! Cette Terre sait ouvrir sa bouche et engloutir des vies!!!! Suis speechless d'apprendre qu'Olover N'Goma est decede depuis Juillet 2010 et nous sommes le 28 decembre 2016! Repose en paix l'Artiste!"
..."This Earth knows how to open its mouth and swallow lives !!!! Am speechless to learn that Olover N'Goma has died since July 2010 and we are on December 28, 2016! Rest in peace the Artist!"

70. Chris4, 2017
"Composition et Interprétation: Oliver N'GOMA (Gabon)
Programmation et Arrangements: Manu LIMA (Cap Vert)
Deux génies de la musique africaine 😃"
"Composition and Interpretation: Oliver N'GOMA (Gabon)
Programming and Arrangements: Manu LIMA (Cape Verde)
Two geniuses of African music 😃"

71. SuperCapuka, 2017
"When your kid asks for good and beautiful African music, here is a place to start!"

72. mara louna, 2017
"Africa Africa Africa i love you"

73. Matheus Nkandanga
"I'm from Namibia, I may not understand the language used in this music but it carries some African rhythms and lyrics. RIP Ngoma"

74. fredy adam, 2017
"He was a King, Genius and most of all he was our own brother.... everytime i hear this song my heart gets peace."

75. Natasha Washaya, 2017
"very nice song to dance along to on a wedding, will still have it on mine, it will never get outdated"

76. Unicornfan 246, 2018
"love from togo✊❤💛💚😄"

77. simon creevo, 2018
"Je kiffe trop. Ici Comores"
"je kiffe"= French slang from Arabic; "Je Kiffe trop" = I really enjoy it.

"je suis de Maroc souvenir inoubliable merci infiniment"
"I am from Morocco unforgettable memory thank you very much"

79. Rony Paul, 2018
"Afro-zouk! We truly miss you Mr Oliver N'goma..."

80. Rodgers Gasper, 2018
"am from TANZANIA just by listening this song made my day well."

81. Sophia Youboty, 2018
"Rip my African brother Oliver n from U.S.A. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂"

82. mohamed hussien, 2018
"i am from Ethiopia and I love this song he is songs"

83. Marliq Kigozi, 2018
"This reminds of my early years when everything was real ,life was more simpler and music was real and even people were real can't get enough of this song"

This concludes this two part pancocojams series.

Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.his is a nice african song,from Gabon, I love this song
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No.4 Mk1 for sale. This rifle was manufactured in 1944 in the long branch facility in Canada, and as we all know it is extremely hard to narrow down a single weapon to where it was and whom it was issued to, this piece of history more than likely saw action on European battlefields during WW2 and after. Rifle is in perfect operational condition with all original parts. Brass buttplate intact and original rack number on underside of stock including the original oil bottle in the compartment in the buttstock.  The bore on this rifle is true and have put 2-3" groups at 100 yards, and have hit the steel targets we have laid out at our range at the farm out to 600 m with the right fundamentals.  I have had this in my collection and it doesn’t get the use that it deserves, which is why I’m looking for its forever home. The price of the rifle package has all the prices added together for a collective sum. 

No.4 Mk1 Long Branch Lee Enfield.
250 rounds of South African surplus ammunition 
No.4 Mk1 spike bayonet with frog

 I'm going to give what the market value is for this in prices seperated by individual part of the package.   I work in the firearms industry and deal with weapons everyday so this isn't a made up number.

-Rifle itself in the condition its in which for the manufactured year and being a LongBranch =$450 ALL DAY LONG
- 250 Rounds of Surplus .303 british ammo in immaculate condition.  .70cents per round x250= $187.50
- Original Manufactured No.4 Mk1 Spike Bayonet= $30

 Add those together and you come up with $667.50.  Im asking $500.00 for the package, which in my opinion is a sweet ass deal

This is a package deal and will be sold as such. I will not split any parts of this apart for individual sale. 
Lowballs will not be responded to. I know what the rifle and the parts of this package are worth so please don’t waste either of our times. This is a way better deal than you would be getting from a gun shop or a gun show for a pakage deal like this, believe me!

PTP/PTC required and Signed Bill of sale required to complete transaction.  THANKS FOR LOOKING!!!
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English World Cup hopes rest on Gareth Southgate’s young team’s shoulders. But Left politics needs to address the lack of facilities for youngsters and the grassroots game.

Image: Football pitch in the village of Fakenham Magna. Rights: Bob Jones, CC 2.0.

It seems like almost yesterday that ‘Football’s Coming Home’ became England’s National Anthem, an England shirt our national dress, not being able to move for St George’s Cross Flags. 2018 is fast becoming the new ’96 and English hope springs eternal that this time there might be a happier ending.

Football’s coming home – and one of those fronting it is comedian and writer David Baddiel, born in New York, his Dad Welsh, his mum a Jewish refugee from Nazi Germany. Baddiel neatly sums up the patchwork of identities most modern (and some ancient) icons of Englishness are constructed out of.

When originally written the song was wrapped up in the mildly imperious idea that England is somehow the home of football. It was a message that framed the disastrous English bid to host World Cup 2006, an arrogance that resulted in a humiliatingly low vote, and irony of ironies who got it instead? Germany.

Twenty-two years later the song seems more of a joyful lament than back then. Willing the return of the World Cup to good old blighty’s shores, it’s been away for too long, far too long. Oh, and its got a catchy and easy to remember chorus, that helps.

Does any of this matter very much? In the big wide world outside of both Westminster and Planet Placard, yes it does. The South African academic and activist Prishani Naidoo wrote of football, whilst her country was hosting World Cup 2010, “ The field of play it produces stretches far beyond the boundaries of its goal posts and pitches – fields of play that sometimes bring into question the ‘taken-for-granted’, ‘the natural’, the ways in which ‘we are meant’ to be in society.” For many the most important event this week will be the very public falling out of Tory Ministers with each other over Brexit. For others the event they are most looking forward to is Friday’s march against Trump. Both are hugely important, but for millions it is all about England v Croatia and the sniff of a World Cup final appearance for the first time in 52 years.

Some have a stake in all three of course – but a Left that aspires to be popular should be effortlessly making the connections, joining the dots between Wednesday night’s ‘field of play’ and that process of ‘bringing into question’ something more. This is going to take a bit more than Labour’s current promise of a national (sic) holiday should England lift the World Cup (though this policy does have the added bonus of getting the Scots and Welsh to back England’s cause, if only for the sake of a day off work).

A much better political starting point however would be the physical version of those ‘fields of play’, our ever declining stock of public playing fields.

The football writer Barney Ronay locates the source of the problem thus:

“The FA neither owns nor controls the mechanics of grassroots football. It has no power to dictate what Premier League clubs do with young players. It isn’t the nation’s PE teacher. It is instead something of a patsy. One of the FA’s significant functions is to act as a kind of political merkin for the wider problem. Which is, simply access for all: the right to play, a form of shared national wealth that has been downgraded by those in power for decades.”

These wise words were written several years before World Cup 2018, rather, following yet another earlier-than-we-hoped-for exit . The FA has addressed the first part of Ronay’s argument as far as it could. Unable to regulate the Premier League clubs’ treatment of young players, they have invested heavily in their own under-age group teams – with startling success. The core of Southgate’s squad have been playing for England junior teams since their teens, travelling to tournaments, learning to get on with each other as well as play alongside each other. And of course Southgate for a period was their Under 21s manager too, with a watching brief on younger squads as well. His has proved an inspired appointment, albeit one that within the constraints of free market football went alongside the FA re-asserting its role as a governing body, the game’s regulatory authority, if you like.

But the second part of the argument remains sharply evident. Those England players who before the tournament revisited the primary and secondary schools where they first learnt their football would have found those institutions with hard-pressed PE departments, school playing fields sold off or short of finances for maintenance. The youth football set-ups where these players developed their talent struggle to find public pitches to play on and are deprived of the resources to build their own facilities.

This is the austerity-driven reality for all those – young and old – inspired by Russia 2018 to lace up their boots and drag themselves off the sofa, not simply to watch, but to play.

A radical commonsense politics connects the popular with the political. A week ago Jeremy Corbyn surprised both the Prime Minister and the professional commentariat by using PMQs to ask about buses. My advice to Jeremy? This week , after the obligatory good lucks to England tonight from both PM and leader of the opposition , never mind Brexit or Trump, ask Theresa May about our ever-declining playing fields.

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International Sales

Pan Macmillan UK is one of the largest general book publishers in the UK and is part of the worldwide Macmillan Publishing Group, which operates in over 70 countries. We publish bestselling authors across all imprints, including Julia Donaldson, Ken Follett, Russell Brand and Danielle Steel.

The International Sales team, Exclusive Markets, works with affiliates and sister companies in North America, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and India. The Exclusive Markets group is part of a wider international team who sell the list into various territories across the globe.

We are seeking an ambitious and motivated Sales Manager to sell our list into Canada, South Africa and India for a fixed term contract of 10 months. This manager will be the primary contact for these important territories, managing the day to day relationship across all three. The role reports into the International Sales Director, Exclusive Markets, and will be responsible for executing a successful strategy within those regions, driving sales on both frontlist and backlist across all imprints in both print and digital. This job will involve collaborating with the respective local teams, agreeing on targets and priorities, while helping to coordinate marketing and publicity plans.

There is also a significant internal function within this role, supporting the Director with the Pan Publishing (Fiction, Non-fiction, Mantle) meetings to grow sales of these imprints across the entire international group.

The successful candidate will be enthusiastic and possess excellent negotiation and presentation skills. Previous sales experience is required as well as knowledge of the publishing industry. Familiarity with trends and opportunities within these markets is a priority.

This is an exciting and dynamic role which is integral to the reputation and ongoing success of the International Sales Team.

The position for a fixed term of 10 months and is based at our offices in King’s Cross, London.

To apply, please submit your named CV and named covering letter confirming your current salary and notice period, quoting reference PAN/045/18 via email to

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Closing date: 22nd July 2018

All applicants must be able to demonstrate the right to live and work in the UK in order to be considered for the vacancy.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are unable to respond to everyone. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date then unfortunately you have not been shortlisted for the position.

Location (from list): 
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Employment type: 
Sales Manager, Sales
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Teen slang from the South, and food words that are tricky to pronounce. High schoolers in Huntsville, Alabama, give Martha and Grant an earful about their slang -- including a term particular to their hometown. All we can say is: Don't be a "forf"! And: How do you pronounce the name of that tasty Louisiana specialty: Is it  JUM-buh-lye-yah or JAM-buh-lye-yah? And which syllable do you stress when pronouncing the spice spelled T-U-R-M-E-R-I-C? Finally, the word spelled W-A-T-E-R is of course pretty simple . . . so you might be surprised it can be pronounced at LEAST 15 different ways! Plus gnat flat, looking brave, vog, Russian mountains, high hat, whisker fatigue, chi hoo -- eh, fuggedaboudit!


During a visit to Lee High School in Huntstville, Alabama, we collect a treasure trove of slang, including a term that seems to be particular to the Huntsville area: forf, which as a verb means to fail to follow through on commitments, and as a noun denotes the kind of person who does that, or in other words, a flake. Thanks to our friends at WLRH in Huntsville for inviting us.

Jared in Liberty, New York, wonders when and how the term Fuggedaboudit originated and how came to be popularly associated with the New York metropolitan area. The films of Martin Scorsese had a lot to do with that. The word doesn't always literally mean forget about it; it can also be used to mean No problem! or Certainly!

The Spanish term for rollercoaster, montana rusa, or "Russian mountain," refers to the earliest versions of rollercoasters, which were Russian slopes for sled built from wood and covered with ice. Oddly enough, the Russian for roller coaster translates as "American mountain."

Pearl, a youngster in Massachusetts, asks how to pronounce the name of the East Indian spice turmeric.The accent falls on the first syllable, and pronouncing that first r sound is optional.

Students at Lee High School in Huntstville, Alabama use the slang terms snack and whole meal. A snack is an attractive person, and if you're better than a snack, you're a whole meal!

"Rhyme and Time" is the name of this week's puzzle from Quiz Guy John Chaneski. All the answers are rhyming words separated by the word and. For example, what do you call the technique for narrowing the aspect ratio of a wide-screen movie so it will fit on your TV screen?

Peg in Papillion, Nebraska, has been reading Winston Graham's Poldark series, which is set in Cornwall around the turn of the 19th century. The characters sometimes greet each other with You're looking brave. Although brave usually means courageous, it's also been used to mean finely dressed or excellent. This sense also appears in the related Scots term brawf and as well as braw, all of which may derive from the Italian word bravo, meaning good or brave.

Aiya from Toronto, Canada, finds that whenever he moves to a new location, he adopts some of the local dialect, which feels a bit uncomfortable. At one point, for example, he found himself unable to recall if he used on accident or by accident to refer to something that happened accidentally. It's natural to pick up some of the lingo of those around you, so no need to overthink it. In the case of the phrases on accident versus and by accident, though, something very interesting is going on.

The housing shortage in crowded urban areas has led to ever smaller domiciles known as micro-units. Even smaller ones are sometimes called nano units or gnat flats.

Gary from Santa Maria, California, has been arguing with a friend for years over how to pronounce that tasty Louisiana mix of meat, vegetables, and rice called jambalaya.

Vog is the air pollution caused when sulphur dioxide and other volcanic gases react with oxygen. The word vog is a portmanteau of volcano and fog.

Martha reads the poem "Instructions on Not Giving Up" by the poet Ada Limon. Used with permission.

Rachel from San Diego wonders whether the exuberant Hawaiian cry Chi hoo! is onomatopoetic--that is, if the sound of the word resembles what it actually denotes. The cry is not originally Hawaiian. It's a version of the Samoan war cry known as a fa'aamu or sisu or ususu. The Honolulu Advertiser's Lee Cataluna has written about its use in Hawaii.

In South Africa, the word spookasem is a term for cotton candy, although it literally translates as ghost's breath. Elsewhere in the English-speaking word, the sweet stuff is called candy floss or fairy floss.

Cindy in Virginia Beach, Virginia, is going through her mother's diary from the 1930's and finds the term high hat used as a transitive verb. To high hat someone means to act in a supercilious,  condescending, affected manner, as if wearing a high hat. In a someone similar way today, the slang term to cap someone can mean to be boastful.

In the United States alone, there are 15 different pronunciations of the word water!

Cats' whiskers, or vibrissae, are exceedingly sensitive. If a cat seems reluctant to eat out of a particular bowl, she may be bothered by whisker fatigue.

This episode is hosted by Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett, and produced by Stefanie Levine.


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The months of September, October, November, and December take their names from Latin words meaning "seven," "eight," "nine," and "ten." So why don't their names correspond to where they fall in the year? The answer lies in an earlier version of the Roman calendar. The sweltering period called the "dog days" takes its name from the movements of a certain star.
A new book offers an insider's view of the world of dictionary editing.


You're trying to unscrew the stubborn lid on a jar of pickles and ask someone to hand you that flat, round, rubber thing that helps you get it open. What do you call that item? In a discussion on our Facebook group, listeners share several names, including rubber husband, second husband, rubber grippy thing, and round tuit.

A surfer in Imperial Beach, California, wonders who coined the word gnarly to describe waves that are particularly challenging. This term may have originated in the slang of surfers in South Africa in the 1970s, and eventually spread into everyday slang.

The slang term sky hag was originally a negative appellation for an older flight attendant. But it's now being reclaimed by longtime airline employees as a positive self-descriptor.

A woman in Mammoth Lakes, California, says her father used to offer this advice: In promulgating your esoteric cogitations or articulating your superficial sentimentalities, beware of preposterous ponderosities. In other words, don't use big words. This particular phrase and variations of it were passed around in 19th century, much like internet memes today.

Gram weenie is a slang term for an ultralight backpacker who goes to extreme lengths to shave off every last bit of weight they must carry.

Quiz Guy John Chaneski shares puzzle called "Blank in the Blank." For example, what classic toddler's toy shares its name with a fast-food restaurant?

A college student in Bowling Green, Kentucky, wonders about the origin of the word emoji. Although you might guess that the name for these little pictures inserted into text messages contains the English word emotion, that's just a coincidence. Instead, the word derives from Japanese e meaning "picture" and moji, meaning "letter" or "character."

The phrase to be nebby is heard particularly in Western Pennsylvania, and means to be "picky" or "gossipy." Originally, it meant "nosy" or "snooping." Nebby is a vestige of Scots-Irish, where the word neb means "nose" or "beak."

Some parents take homeschooling a step further with world-schooling, or educating children through shared travel experiences.

A San Antonio, Texas, listener recalls hearing the term las caniculas to denote a period of 12 days in January where the weather seems to run the gamut of all the kinds of weather that will be experienced in the coming year. This period is also known as las cabanuelas. Canicula derives from Latin for "little dog," a reference to Sirius, the brightest star in the constellation Canis Major, which at a certain time of the year appears in the eastern horizon just before sunrise, appearing to accompany the sun like a faithful pup. There's a great deal of folklore associated with la canicula, a term applied at different times in different Spanish-speaking countries. In English, this period in late summer is known as the dog days.

Word by Word: The Secret Life of Dictionaries, by Merriam-Webster lexicographer Kory Stamper, is a must-read for anyone interested in language and how dictionaries are made.

The months September, October, November, and December derive from Latin words that mean "seven," "eight," "nine," and "ten" respectively. So why are they applied to the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and twelfth months of the year? The answer lies in the messy history of marking the year, described in detail in David Duncan's book, Calendar: Humanity's Epic Struggle to Determine a True and Accurate Year.

A sneck is a kind of latch. A listener in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, says his British relatives use the term snecklifter is sometimes used to mean "a gift that will get you in the door at a dinner party."

A U.S. Forest Service firefighter in Lakeland, Florida, also teaches classes on chainsaw safety, and wants to make sure he's using gender-neutral pronouns when doing so. The epicene pronoun they will work just fine.

The origin of skedaddle, meaning to "run away in a panic" or "flee," has proved elusive. Renowned etymologist Anatoly Liberman suggests it may be related to a Scottish term, skeindaddle, meaning "to spill." Its popularity in the United States took off during the Civil War.


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          Consultancy for the development of materials and facilitation for regional workshops on UNICEF Humanitarian Cash Transfers (HCT) - (1st August 2018 to 30th November, 2018; 65 days)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
Organization: UN Children's Fund
Closing date: 18 Jul 2018

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential. Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone. And we never give up.

For every child, a champion

Background & Rationale

To achieve better results for children, in a more efficient and effective way, UNICEF has recently initiated the mainstreaming and scale up of the humanitarian cash transfer modality across the organization. This has become a priority area of work under UNICEF’s strategic plan, as well as UNICEF’s agenda to increase the resilience of households, communities and systems. The increased complexity and changing nature of emergencies, fragile contexts, and macro-level risks has underlined the need to strengthen linkages between humanitarian action and social protection, and the use of Humanitarian cash transfers (HCT) has proven being a critical entry point to operationalized these linkages.

As part of its HCT scale up plan, UNICEF has been developing programmatic guidance and tools to support regional and country offices to use HCT. In addition, and to be differentiated from the technical training that will take place in 2019, UNICEF is organizing a series of technical workshop at regional level on ‘Delivering Humanitarian cash transfers via national, parallel or a mix of the two systems’ with a significant focus on the preparedness and response phases.

Objective and Targets

Based on existing HCT programmatic guidance (internal and external to UNICEF) and tools developed at HQ level and country specific experiences, the overall objective of this consultancy is to develop detailed workshop plan including content, material and facilitation approaches as well as facilitation of three regional workshops on ‘delivering humanitarian cash transfers’ for UNICEF staffs.

Scope of the Work

The scope of this work requires expertise on the use of HCT through both parallel and national social protection systems, including the many options to use a mix of the two. The three workshops will have their own specificities and focuses based on the level of expertise and experience of the participants and the context of the region:

LACRO (Latin American and the Caribbean region): Technical workshop on Delivering Humanitarian cash response – 2,5 day workshops in Panama (TBC). (3rd week of October – TBC)

This workshop is intended to bring together social protection and emergency specialist UNICEF staff to explore opportunities to scale up the use of HCT in the region. A clear focus will be made on response to natural disasters and migration/displacement scenarios. Given the context of the region a strong focus will be put on the use of national system and mixed system. This workshop is expected to be provide a first approach to HCT to most of the participants given the limited experience currently available in the region. Experiences from other regions will be presented. Practical exercise to help participants to identify practical activities to be undertaken in their own country offices from a preparedness perspective will be conducted. This workshop will reference and build upon, the recently finalized UNICEF guidance notes on humanitarian cash transfers (HCTs).

ESARO (East and South Africa region): Technical Workshop on Delivering Humanitarian Cash Responses via National Social Protection Systems – Nairobi – 3 day (5 to 7th of November)

The purpose of this technical workshop is to build on country and regional learning, bringing together a small group of UNICEF staff (25) to identify practical measures that can be taken forward to improve the shock-responsiveness of national social protection systems in their duty stations. This workshop will reference and build upon, a set of near-finalized UNICEF guidance notes on humanitarian cash transfers (HCTs) and links to social protection, and moves towards development of a UNICEF management information system for HCTs

As this is a technical workshop rather than a conference, participation is limited to those who are leading technical engagement on social protection and/or humanitarian cash transfer programming. These include countries which either (I) have a relatively mature social protection system and are undertaking work to increase its shock responsiveness; or (ii) have substantial humanitarian cash programming with an intention to transition to a national social protection system or social safety net. All participants will be expected to actively contribute to the learning by providing practical examples from their duty stations, thus the development of the materials for this workshop will be done in very close collaboration and under the leadership of the ESARO UNICEF staffs.

ROSA (South Asia Region): Technical workshop on Delivering Humanitarian cash response – 4 day workshops in Colombo. (2nd or 3rd of November TBC)

This workshop is intended to lean towards a training approach, and will require the development of a technical materials on the key element planning, design and delivery of a humanitarian cash transfers using the three implementation options: use of national systems, use of parallel systems, use of a mix of the two. The workshop will require the development of one case study that willunfold during the four days of the training, and divide the participants into three groups for the group exercises: one group per implementation option (they will rotate). The exercises will focus on a range of issues: from how to select which systems to use, to the selection of partners, targeting, monitoring and preparedness.

Expected results: (measurable results) & Delivery Dates

Under the supervision of the Humanitarian Cash transfer coordinator, and in close collaboration with the Social Protection specialist at HQ, as well as relevant colleagues in regional offices, in particularly with ESARO, the consultant will be accountable for the following deliverables:

  • Development of workshop materials including case studies and materials for group exercises that can be modified for different regional workshops
  • Development of detailed session plans, facilitation approaches and facilitators notes for all workshops
  • Finalization of each workshop agenda (Building on current draft agenda)
  • Participation in the three workshops, including facilitation of some sessions as needed
  • Performance Indicators for Evaluation Result

  • Timeliness of submission of deliverables
  • Working effectively with multiple stakeholders
  • Quality (including contextualization of material for different workshops) of the training materials developed
  • Quality of the Facilitation approach
  • Frequency of Performance Review

    Regular calls on the progress of the assignment will be scheduled between UNICEF’s focal points and the consultant (s). If home based, a visit to NY office can also be scheduled to work with UNICEF team.

    The consultant (s) is expected to work in close collaboration with the UNICEF team, including during the workshops, where last minute changes/inputs might be requested based on the needs.

    Duty Station:NY office based or Home based

    Travels: Panama – Nairobi – Colombo- New York (5 days in each location plus travel days)

    Timeframe:Start date: 1st August, 2018 End date: 30h November, 2018



    (Estimated # of Days)


    Development of workshops materials (presentation, case study, group exercises)


    Phased approach – 30th of September

    Development of facilitation materials/approaches


    Phased approach – 30th of September

    Final versions all the above


    15th of October

    Attendance of the three workshops, including facilitation of some sessions including travel days)


    Cf dates of workshop


    65 Days

    Each individual should submit his/her proposal separately. In case, not 100% of the ToR are covered by the application, the applicant is expected to flag which part of the ToR he/she is willing to focus on. To ensure the best quality possible of the deliverables, UNICEF might decide to combine two or more applications if needed.

    Qualification of Successful Candidate:

  • Education: A first level university degree in International Relations, Public Administration, Humanitarian Affairs, Development, Social Sciences, journalism/communication, or a related technical field.
  • Work Experience:

  • UN experience, and more specifically UNICEF experience is highly desirable.
  • At least 8 years of experience in implementing cash based programs in humanitarian contexts.
  • Experience in working with national social protection systems
  • Experience in facilitation of workshop is an asset
  • Ability to communicate sensitively to different audiences.
  • Experience in developing substance materials, notes, guidance on HCT (parallel and national systems)
  • Experience /exposure to UNICEF in country programs and business model is desirable.
  • Ability to work within tight deadlines.
  • Language Proficiency: Fluency in English is required.
  • Call for Proposals

    The proposal will need to include at least the following elements:

  • Past experience of the consultant (CV)
  • Timeline
  • Budget: Daily rate, travel expenses (estimation/will be reimbursed on actual cost)
  • Remarks

    * Applicants are expected to submit individual or joint applications ( up to 2 consultants working together). For joint applications, the applicants are expected to provide a consolidated budget and clear division of tasks in relation to the expected deliverables listed above. Each individual should submit his/her own application separately and indicate "joint application" when filling out the application form.

    * For individual applications, the applicant should submit his/her proposal separately. In case, not 100% of the ToR are covered by the application, the applicant is expected to flag which part of the ToR he/she is willing to focus on. To ensure the best quality possible of the deliverables, UNICEF might decide to combine two or more applications if needed.

    Location of assignment: Home based – or NY office based

    Duration of contract: 65 days over 4 months, covering a period from 1st August 2018 to 30th November, 2018

    Estimated cost fee: $ 50,000 (including travel)

    Reporting to: Humanitarian Cash transfer coordinator, in close collaboration with the Social Protection specialist.

    How to apply:

    UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages qualified female and male candidates from all national, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of our organization. To apply, click on the following link

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    Q. Given that list, how would you describe the task at hand?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, it's obviously not easy. I feel like a lot of aspects of my game can give him a lot of trouble. I'm a big player, big serve. I'm going to have to really take it to him. Also at the same time try to treat it like another tennis match. Only my second time out on Centre Court. He's played there a few more times than that.

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    Q. You've not played Gael on grass in a couple years. Similar against Roger, do you think this is the best version of you?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: Definitely. I've been saying it for a while. I feel like over the last while now, I found ways to keep improving. That keeps me very motivated. I still feel like my best tennis is ahead of me. There's still areas of my game that I think can get better.

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    Q. Roger being half South African, does that make it more special to play him?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: I don't think so. I mean, he is half South African. Just coming from South Africa, he doesn't really identify as a South African. Definitely identifies coming from Switzerland. Obviously it's great all the work he does in Africa. But that side of things with his mum being South African doesn't really play too much into the equation.

    Q. Are you surprised you have played better since the US Open final, what's been better?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: After 2016, quite a few injuries. Also beginning of 2017. I think coming back, you know, I was really able to find ways of constantly -- find ways to just keep improving. I mean, the experience that I had up until that point was very valuable.

    But as I've gotten older, I think just understanding my game better, staying healthy is obviously really key. Any injuries really is a setback in terms of momentum. Just being healthy for the last 18 months has also been very valuable.

    I just think in the last year the biggest thing is being able to play my tennis more and more on the match court, in the big moments, trusting my game, trusting my shots in different ways.

    I just think as I get more experienced, finding better ways that helps me as a player and as a person bring out my best tennis, the way I compete. I've looked a lot at, and people have asked me about my emotional side, as well. I feel like being a bit more outgoing has definitely helped me play better tennis. Those are the areas that I think have contributed towards me playing better tennis.

    Q. When you're on court, do you ever get nervous any more?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, definitely. I was nervous getting out into the match today. As big moments in the match came and went, I had to deal with nerves there. I'd be surprised if no tennis player feels nervous. I was listening to Roger earlier in the week. He said he was feeling nervous going out into his first-round match. You're talking about Federer who has won 20 of these Grand Slams.

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    Q. Chances are you'll be on Centre Court. Have you played on Centre Court?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, I played Andy Murray there maybe '14. Yeah, I think 2014 or '15. 2014, I think.

    Yeah, it wasn't a great match for me. I was pretty nervous going out. I remember there was a rain delay halfway through the match. When I went back out, I played much better.

    Definitely look at having a better start going out there. I feel like I'm a much more experienced tennis player. Played on some of the biggest stages of tournaments. I can definitely rely on some of the experiences at US Open last year.

    But what a great opportunity. I mean, Centre Court at Wimbledon is one of the courts you dream about playing on. Playing somebody like Roger Federer is going to be, you know, a great experience.

    Not just an experience, but a challenge that I've set for myself. Hopefully I'll be able to come through.

    Q. He's most widely considered the greatest player ever. Is that something that's good for your mentality going into the match because of the opportunity, or the opposite because it's such a large hill to climb?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, I mean, I'm definitely going to have to look at it the right way. I think the right way of looking at it is it's an opportunity to test myself against a player of Roger's caliber. These are the matches we work so hard for, me and my whole team. These are the matches I spent the last sort of week getting through my last four matches to have this opportunity.

    So, you know, as I was saying earlier, people often say, Well, the pressure is all on him. But he handles that very well. So I don't know if that's going to be too relevant.

    It really comes down to me, as I said, doing my best to treat it like another tennis match, and really trusting each and every process I've got; my routines in between points, getting ready for the match.

    I think I'm experienced enough and have played these guys enough to have a lot more comfort going out on the court and being able to play my game.

    Q. You mentioned your routine between points. What is your routine on changeovers?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah, I mean, sometimes the changeovers can feel pretty quick. The most important thing is keep hydrating, have electrolytes and water. I mean, that's important. Also trying to take some sort of food intake, whether it's bananas or gels. That's always the first thing. You're toweling down, trying to resettle a bit.

    Then if there's time after that, it's a good opportunity to sort of reset, maybe think of what's going on in the match a little bit.

    But definitely using that time period, you know, is really important.

    Q. What is the schedule? More guitar, more Jack Johnson?
    KEVIN ANDERSON: Yeah. I don't know if I'll be going anywhere concert-wise tomorrow.

    Yeah, number one thing is just recovery. Obviously it was a very physical match today on the court for three and a half hours. It's very important tonight, then tomorrow I'll have a light hit for about an hour or so, then sort of more recovery work.

    I think right now for me the most important thing is trying to feel as fresh as possible on Wednesday. It will also be nice to spend a little bit time at home just with my family. And maybe a little bit of guitar time, as well.

    Photo and press conference from Wimbledon Website

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    India Women's Cricket Team Coach Tushar Arothe has stepped down from the role citing personal reasons, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) said on Tuesday.

    "The BCCI on Tuesday accepted Tushar Arothe's resignation. Arothe cited personal reasons behind his resignation and thanked the BCCI for giving him an opportunity to work with the Indian Women's cricket team," a statement from BCCI read.

    "The Board would like to convey that it has been a pleasure working with Arothe and would like to thank him for his services towards the Indian Women's team," it added.

    Under his stint, the team reached the final of the ICC Women's World Cup in 2017.

    In 2018, the team won the three-match One Day International (ODI) series and five-match T20I series in South Africa.

    Earlier this year, the team successfully reached the final of the Asia Cup held in Malaysia.

    The BCCI and the entire women's national team wished him the best in his future endeavours.

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              Thread: D100 Dungeon:: Rules:: Of all the bad luck - a Wrath in the first map location      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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    So here I am, off to explore in Quest 1.
    All rolled up and ready roll some more.

    Map first location - red 38 - an encounter. great, work through the rules immediately - What could it be?
    81- a ethereal creature - my rapier cant touch it.

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              07/10 Links Pt2: The UN ignores antisemitism, de-Judaizes Holocaust; Students for Justice in Palestine Says Progress Impossible ‘So Long as Israel Exists’; Israeli spacecraft aims for historic moon landing      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    From Ian:

    Watchdog group: United Nations ignores antisemitism, de-Judaizes Holocaust
    The United Nations has failed to seriously combat antisemitism and in some cases has de-Judaized the Holocaust, a Geneva watchdog group said on Monday.

    UN Watch made the accusation in a report it presented at a special event at the Knesset.

    Israel has long argued that the UN’s treatment of it is tantamount to antisemitism because of the body’s long record of excessively condemning Israeli actions above and beyond those of other nations.
    Haley says UN could benefit from fresh set of eyes, calls out anti-Israeli bias at UN, January 19, 2017 (Reuters)

    “When it comes to Jews, when it comes to Israelis, the UN has become a hostile and biased body,” said Yesh Atid head MK Yair Lapid, who chaired the Knesset event. “The organization that is meant to fight antisemitism, which is sworn to fight antisemitism, is guilty of antisemitism itself.”

    The UN Watch report, presented by the group’s executive director, Hillel Neuer, said that in addition the UN has done little to tackle antisemitism even though it is tasked with combating worldwide racism, xenophobia and discrimination.

    The report lauded some UN actions on antisemitism, including UNESCO’s Holocaust education program and the statements of some UN officials, including Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.

    But the bulk of the report protested the failure of UN officials and relevant bodies, including outgoing High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad al-Hussein, to properly address the problem of antisemitism.

    Zeid did not make a “single standalone statement” in reaction to an antisemitic event during his four years in office, UN Watch said.

    He also “trivialized and de-Judaized the Holocaust,” the group said.

    At Jerusalem event, terror survivor recounts police capture of friend’s killers
    Kay Wilson is intimately acquainted with evil. Eight years ago on a sunny December afternoon, Palestinian terrorists brutally stabbed Wilson and her friend as they hiked a trail in a picturesque forest outside Jerusalem.

    As she helplessly watched her friend Kristine Luken be murdered with a machete, Wilson made the split-second decision to play dead — a move that would end up saving her life.

    Bound, gagged and stabbed 13 times, Wilson was determined not to die deep in the woods alongside Luken where their bodies could be overlooked. Somehow, she mustered the strength to walk over a kilometer through the forest on what she calls her own personal “death march” to call for help.

    Her eyewitness testimony and remnants of the killer’s DNA led to the capture of Luken’s killers. They later confessed to murdering another woman, Neta Sorek, earlier in 2010.

    The extraordinary story of Wilson’s will to survive, and the subsequent police investigation was the subject of an 2018 Israeli TV documentary titled “Black Forest,” directed by Hadar Kleinman Zadok and Timna Goldstein Hattab.

    The 50-minute film produced by public broadcaster Kan provided a therapeutic outlet for Wilson, who years later, is still healing from the physical and emotional trauma she suffered in the grisly attack.
    As Literary Award Changes Its Name to Escape Allegations of Racism, Instances of Anti-Semitism Go Unnoticed
    Children’s literature news does not ordinarily make it into lead stories in the New York Times. Last week’s announcement by the ALSC (Association for Library Services for Children, part of the American Library Association) that it had changed the name of one of its most prestigious awards was an exception. The award formerly known as the Laura Ingalls Wilder Award has now been renamed the Children’s Literature Legacy Award. The ALSC reached this decision after months of debate about the psychological impact of racism in Wilder’s books on young readers. A broad-based movement to increase diverse and accurate representations of people of color and other marginalized groups has engulfed the world of children’s books. Wilder’s work, which undoubtedly includes insensitive and offensive material about Native Americans, had become a very visible target. Where do Jews come into this story?

    Last year’s recipient of the Wilder Award was the distinguished African-American author and poet Nikki Grimes. Grimes is the author of many critically acclaimed works, including one which is distorted by the most blatant and lurid anti-Semitic tropes. At Jerusalem’s Gate: Poems of Easter accuses the Jewish people of venality, corruption, and hatred in the events surrounding the death of Jesus. The book closely follows the Gospels’ interpretation of these events. The high priest Caiaphas is described as “a mongrel smelling blood.” The Pharisees and Sadducees are conflated as members of the same evil elite, and Pontius Pilate is a passive and blameless victim of the enraged Jews who force him to kill the Messiah. The book is composed of poems, each one prefaced by the author’s comments and suggestions for discussion. Grimes encourages children to think creatively about the motives for killing Jesus: “Why would false witnesses agree to provide a legitimate excuse to have an innocent person crucified? My guess is money. Perhaps there were other reasons. Any ideas?” The poems are accompanied by illustrator David Frampton’s dangerously beautiful woodcuts, giving the story intense visual impact. One picture shows the Jewish leadership holding coins and other treasures, which they would supposedly risk losing should Jesus and his followers triumph.

    From ‘intersectionality’ to the exclusion of Jewish students: BDS makes a worrying turn on US campuses
    During the fall semester, when little was happening on the anti-Israel Hard Left on American campuses, we could have been forgiven for thinking that perhaps the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement had slowed. But as the year continued, coinciding with Israel’s 70th anniversary, the pace of BDS efforts increased and included something relatively new: efforts to mark off, isolate, and ghettoise Jews supporting Israel on campuses, while characterising Jews in ways that are deeply worrying.
    BDS on Campus

    Overall, the BDS movement generated some 22 campaigns on American campuses in 2017-18, two more than it did in 2016-17. This number was down from the immediate post-Gaza incursion peak years when BDS forces mounted 44 campaigns in 2014-15 and 33 during 2016-17, 77 in all. The recent period saw BDS organising 42 campaigns in two years. BDS forces claimed victory this year in 9 of the 22 campaigns it sponsored, a 41 per cent rate of success.

    Late in the year, the renewed intensity of the BDS campaigns contrasted notably with the year’s beginning. If anything, campuses were still reeling from the events at Charlottesville in August 2017 and the appearance by neo-Nazis and white supremacists at the University of Virginia with swastikas, torches and disturbing signs vowing ‘Jews will not replace us’. University leaders were also preoccupied with the growing conflict over free speech involving primarily alt-Right speakers and demands for access to public fora on campuses. Richard Spencer stirred concerns by threats to sue institutions infringing on his first amendment right to speak and by actively bringing radicals to campus, threatening real violence. At the University of Florida, the governor mobilised the Florida guard.

    BDS forces scored successes in November, passing divestment resolutions in several student governments; surprisingly, first at the University of Michigan (UM), where BDS had repeatedly failed until then, at Ohio State University, the University of South Florida, the University of Minnesota, New York University (NYU), George Washington University, and recently, Barnard (in a campus referendum) and the University of Oregon. Such victories were symbolic only, as university presidents and boards of trustees quickly announced they opposed BDS and would not divest university financial holdings. On the other side of the ledger, BDS was solidly defeated at the University of Maryland, Northeastern University, the University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign, the City University of New York, Earlham, Swarthmore, Case Western Reserve University, and the University of California at Santa Barbara.
    Barry Shaw: The hypocrisy of intersectionality and the Jewish question
    People with strategic antennae can detect a throwback to the Soviet inspired canard of “Zionism is Racism.” This radical left-wing anti-Israel trope raised its ugly head way back in 2001 at the UN World Conference Against Racism in South Africa where thousands of anti-Israel demonstrators and groups hijacked the event to target the Jewish state with phony propaganda including apartheid accusations.

    Sadly, despite being beaten down in the United Nations, this same anti-Zionism has breathed new life and is active today on the campuses and streets of America and Britain, reaching out into support for Hamas and Hezbollah.

    As it was then, it is dressed up as a universal human rights issue. The same tiresome aspersions are trotted out, and soft vacant minds of the impressionable young are hooked on a cause to which they are physically detached but to which they have been seduced to dedicate their energies. It fits their progressive upbringing. Sadly, a growing number of the newly deceived are Jewish.

    In America, many have been raised by parents from the anti-war, hippie, flower power, era who, from a distance, frowned on Israel for not bringing peace to the Palestinians and, from their distant armchair, encourage their kids to become activists in an anti-Israel cause. And they do it, they claim, for the benefit of an Israel that is too dumb, and too aggressive, to see the error of our ways.

    What they have yet to realize is that firstly, they are wrong, and secondly their kids have gone from being liberal to becoming the most illiberal, closed-minded, and intolerant people in the community. They exist, you see, on a higher moral plain than the rest of us. They know better
    "Jihad Allowance": Views of Work in the Middle East
    After the ruling class, the highest respect and wealth is given to the jihadist class or military leadership class. Otherwise, the jihadist or military class might turn against the leadership and Islamic system itself. That is one reason why the highest pensions in most Muslim countries, as in Gaza and the West Bank, go to widows, parents and children of jihadists and military retirees.

    "We [the Muslim world], don't work and if we work, we don't do it professionally. We do not produce . . . and we import everything from the needle to missiles... Muhammad ordered us to excel in everything 'if you kill, do it properly, and if you slaughter, do it properly...' How come the Zionist gang has managed to be superior to us? They have become superior through knowledge and technology and work ethics." — Sheikh Yusuf al-Qaradawi, Chairman of the International Union of Muslim Scholars.

    Today, as Muslims are escaping their vast, poverty-stricken Islamic territories in 54 Islamic nations for the greener lands of Europe and America, Westerners seem to think they are rescuing refugees. Many times they are, but other times this is just the latest version of a story that has been repeating itself for 1,400 years.
    Can Labor stamp out antisemitism as long as Corbyn is chairman?
    Recently the Deputy Chairman of the Labor Party, Tom Watson, admitted that the antisemitism problem within the party has deteriorated in the past year. In a message to the Jewish Labor Movement he said the problem was not “just with individual cases of antisemitism,” but with “wider patterns of association.” Watson mentioned that he was ashamed that antisemitism was “ignored or minimized or excused” by some Labor members.

    Watson’s statement begs the question of whether the party can overcome antisemitism as long as Jeremy Corbyn is its chairman. This has been doubtful for a long time. There are many indications that Corbyn is highly uninterested in frontally facing this hatred. In addition, he has for years been close to various antisemites. He also promoted antisemites to party positions when he became chairman. A series of events in the last three months show even more clearly that Corbyn is far too much part of the problem to reasonably expect the party to handle antisemitism complaints.

    Labor has said that it wants to deal with the majority of the complaints by the end of July. The party appointed Gordon Nandell, a leading left-wing lawyer who is Jewish, to oversee its disciplinary process. There have since been many revelations of his links to the party’s hard left and activists involved in antisemitism issues.

    Upon these disclosures, the Jewish Labor MP, Luciana Berger, asked the party’s national executive committee to review Nandell’s appointment. She tweeted: “This individual had made worrying statements on social media and was identifiably connected to organizations and individuals that seek to deny the antisemitism problem. We were ignored.” She also said that she “had no faith in how the party was going to tackle antisemitism.

    In March 2018, Corbyn said that since he had become party chairman, there have been 300 complaints of antisemitism. He added that 150 people have either been expelled or resigned. Corbyn stated the backlog of complaints to be 60 cases. The Daily Mail reported, however, a backlog of 74 cases. It added that MP John Mann said he knew of another 130 complaints. One source in Labor told the paper: “Many of these cases include the most shocking and blatant antisemitism that would make even a committed Nazi blush.”
    The Labour Party’s rejection of the International Definition of Antisemitism was long-planned
    Nearly two months ago, Campaign Against Antisemitism called out the Labour Party’s intention to reject the International Definition of Antisemitism. By analysing the seemingly positive letter and article published by Jeremy Corbyn in April, observing what was omitted, and noting Andrew Gwynne MP’s contemporaneous comments on the BBC’s Andrew Marr Show, we identified Labour’s disingenuous plans for all to see, calling it an “insult to the Jewish community”. Then, as now, the Labour Party had the gall to declare that they – not the world’s expert historians and academics nor the Jewish community – were best-placed to define antisemitism.

    However, when this clearly telegraphed plan took a step further toward formal adoption, MPs lined up to decry it, with Labour frontbencher Sir Kier Starmer, on the same Andrew Marr Show, saying that Labour should implement the International Definition of Antisemitism “sharpish”. Other Labour MPs, including Chukka Umunna, Liz Kendall, Wes Streeting, Stella Creasey and Anna Turley all added their public declarations of outrage.

    The junking of the definition was not done in secret: it was public. This begs the question: when the plan to carve convenient chunks out of the definition had been so clearly announced in advance, why are Labour politicians only now affecting surprise? One can applaud them registering opposition, but any politician with a significant commitment to opposing racism in their own party would surely have acted long ago: the facts, the individuals and teams working on it being easily accessible parliamentary and Party colleagues.

    In only one respect was our expectation changed: in relation to so-called Holocaust inversion, the act of comparing the actions of Jews or the State of Israel to those of the Nazis, which is a part of the international definition which the Labour party has now seen fit to omit. Considering that Mr Corbyn himself publicly wrote on 26th March to a Jewish charity, saying: “Comparing Israel or the actions of Israeli governments to the Nazis…constitutes [an] aspect of contemporary antisemitism”, the brazenness of this latest move by the Labour Party is laid bare.
    NGO Monitor: Take 2: Powerful NGOs, Antisemitism, and the Irish BDS Bill
    In January 2018, a bill to criminalize trade in Israeli settlement goods was raised in the Irish Parliament. As previously noted by NGO Monitor, the bill was prepared in conjunction with Trocaire and Christian Aid – two powerful non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in the demonization of Israel. The bill was introduced by independent Senator Frances Black, who previously called for a boycott of all Israeli products.

    The initial attempt to pass the bill ended after Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney noted that bill was legally problematic, appearing to contravene EU laws prohibiting “unilateral restrictions on trade.”

    Furthermore, as noted by law professor Orde F. Kittrie, the bill may also breach US laws and could have consequences for American companies with Irish subsidiaries.

    However, following intensive NGO lobbying and trips to Israel and the West Bank where Irish lawmakers met with radical political NGOs, the bill is being revived, and the Irish Seanad will vote on it this week (July 11, 2018).
    Students for Justice in Palestine Says Progress Impossible ‘So Long as Israel Exists’
    Students for Justice in Palestine at the University of California, Davis, acknowledged on Friday that it did not believe progress in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was possible “so long as the state of Israel exists.”

    “The goal of Palestinian resistance is not to establish ‘love’ with those who are responsible for the suffering of the Palestinian people,” the group asserted in an essay published by the student-run California Aggie, “it is to completely dismantle those forces at play.”

    SJP was responding to an op-ed by the Aggies for Israel club, which criticized a protest of its “Choose Love” campaign by anti-Zionist students.

    “They held posters saying ‘Justice is our demand, Palestine is our Land,’ ‘Resistance is justified when people are occupied’ and one of the most personal ones, ‘Gofman has got to go'” — a reference to student government President Michael Gofman, a member of Aggies for Israel — the group wrote in June.

    “As people shouted ‘f**k Israel,’ ‘f**k Michael Gofman’ and ‘you should have learned from Germany,’ in our faces, a question emerged: How could we have a ‘Choose Love’ campaign while people were choosing hate?” they asked. “These blatant anti-Semitic phrases go beyond any acceptable criticism of Israeli policies.”
    Muslim Democrat Running for Congress Blames Israel for ‘Evil Doings’ in Gaza
    A Somali American Muslim women running to replace Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) has previously accused Israel of “evil doings” in the Gaza Strip and called it an “apartheid state.”

    In a November 2012 tweet, Ilhan Omar, who is currently a Minnesota state representative, said, “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.” Her 2012 tweet came after the Israel Defense Forces launched an operation in the Gaza Strip following the launching of 100 rockets at the Jewish state.

    In May, Omar responded to criticism of the 2012 tweet by accusing Israel of being an “apartheid state.”

    “Drawing attention to the apartheid Israeli regime is far from hating Jews. You are a hateful sad man, I pray to Allah you get the help you need and find happiness,” she wrote on Twitter on May 28, 2018.

    Omar told ABC News on Sunday that she is not antisemitic and accused her critics of “bigotry.”

    “These accusations are without merit. They are rooted in bigotry toward a belief about what Muslims are stereotyped to believe,” she said, while not apologizing for her previous tweets.
    Framing the topic in BBC Radio 4’s ‘Any Questions?
    Presenter Jonathan Dimbleby is of course on record as saying that the BBC’s decision to uphold parts of complaints made concerning Israel-related reporting by Jeremy Bowen would “cause serious damage” to the corporation’s international standing, while describing those complaints as “lies and distortions”.

    His interventions during discussion of that highlighted question are hence noteworthy.

    The question from the audience member concerning the UK embassy in Israel – actually worded “why doesn’t the UK move its embassy to Jerusalem?” – came at 17:50 minutes into the programme (available here) and was immediately followed by a remark from Dimbleby:

    Dimbleby: “As of course the US government has done – or Donald Trump has done…”

    As was clearly stated at the beginning of the announcement concerning the relocation of the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, the decision was based on the ‘Jerusalem Embassy Act’ passed by the US Congress in 1995.
    BBC News coverage of terrorism in Israel – June 2018
    The Israel Security Agency’s report on terror attacks (Hebrew) during June 2018 shows that throughout the month a total of 220 incidents took place: 88 in Judea & Samaria, 6 in Jerusalem, one within the ‘green line’ and 125 in the Gaza Strip/Sinai sector.

    In Judea & Samaria and Jerusalem the agency recorded 77 attacks with petrol bombs, fourteen attacks using improvised explosive devices (IEDs), two shooting attacks, and one vehicular attack. One stabbing attack took place in Afula.

    Attacks recorded in the Gaza Strip sector included 78 attacks with petrol bombs, five shooting attacks, 8 attacks using IEDs and three grenade attacks. 29 separate incidents of rocket fire were recorded, with 76 launches.

    Five people were wounded in attacks that took place throughout the month. A high-school student was stabbed in Afula on June 11th. The BBC did not produce any reporting on that attack. A member of the security forces was wounded by a petrol bomb on June 5th in Jerusalem and three members of the security forces were wounded in a vehicular attack on June 23rd near Bethlehem. Neither of those incidents was covered by the BBC News website.
    UN roughs up, ejects, bans reporter from headquarters: Caught on tape
    "United Nations security allegedly roughed up, tossed out and temporarily banned a reporter from its New York headquarters this week -- the latest incident in what a watchdog has described as a 'long history of harassment' against him.

    Matthew Lee, who runs the online Inner City Press blog, has long been a thorn in the side of many U.N. officials with his combative and relentless style of reporting. 'ICP' puts out several lengthy stories a day about U.N. proceedings, with a particular emphasis on corruption, incompetence and lack of accountability at the international body...

    And so on Tuesday, Lee hovered outside a late-night, closed-door hearing on the U.N. peacekeeping budget. Other outlets had reported that the budget had been agreed on over the weekend, suggesting a looming stalemate had been broken. But Lee's reporting suggested things might not be so clear cut.

    Partial video of the incident taken on his phone shows Lee chatting with a committee member -- but it then cuts to a few minutes later when a scuffle can be heard. He claims that his shirt was torn, his computer damaged and his arm twisted by a security guard as he was trying to write a story about his conversation.

    A man he identified as an assistant secretary general can be heard telling him the committee hearing is closed, though Lee said he never tried to enter the room and was just reporting near the room.

    'I'm a journalist, I'm a journalist,' he can be heard yelling in the footage. 'You see what's happening here?'
    Teens in Germany fire anti-Semitic insults at passing rabbi
    A Chabad emissary in Offenbach, Germany, was the victim of a verbal assault on his way to synagogue this past weekend by a group of teenagers.

    "They shouted 'shitty Jew' and 'Free Palestine' and other things at me," Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gurevitch wrote in a post on his Facebook page.

    The incident took place Friday afternoon, when Gurevitch was on his way to pray. Gurevitch said he does not hide his Jewish identity, despite increasingly frequent anti-Semitic attacks in Europe.

    "Usually, I ignore things like this, but this time I couldn't, so I decided to try and talk to them. But the more I talked, the more they shouted at me," he wrote.

    This was not the first time Gurevitch has come under attack. Five years ago, he was attacked by a group of teens who started screaming anti-Semitic slurs at him. After that incident, a group of local residents organized a meeting with the assailants, and they apologized.

    Gurevitch mocked the apology, calling it "bla, bla, bla."
    French Jewish family told to remove mezuzah outside apartment
    The company that manages an apartment complex in France has ordered a Jewish family to remove a mezuzah from the door frame.

    The Foncière Bergé Corp. cited its regulations last week in a letter to the Saada family in Montpelier, in southern France, according to what appears to be a copy published on Twitter.

    During a July 5 inspection of the company’s real estate, “a mezuzah was encountered on your doorframe,” Fabienne Nourigat of its rental department wrote to the family in a letter dated July 6. “We remind you that no personal object may be presented in public areas and request you move the mezuzah inside your accommodation. Thank you for your understanding.”

    The Eretz news website pointed out that apartments in the same building have doormats on the external side of the door and the occupants have not been requested to remove them.
    Letter by Martin Luther calling Jews 'devils incarnate' up for auction
    A letter written by German theologian Martin Luther that is critical of the Jews is up for sale at an auction house in Boston.

    RR Auction is selling the letter dated September 1, 1543, and written in German to fellow German theologian Georg Buchholzer.

    "You have preached against the Jews and fought serious battles over that with the Margrave….And you were quite right to do so," Luther wrote in the letter, according to the translation provided by the auction house. "Stand fast and persevere!...For these Jews are not Jews, but devils incarnate who curse our Lord, who abuse His mother as a whore and Him as Hebel Vorik and a bastard, this is known for certain... You may show this letter to whomever you wish."

    Luther, a leading figure in the Protestant Reformation, is referencing the Hebrew words "hevel varik," found in the Jewish prayer Aleinu: "They [non-Jews] worship vanity and emptiness."
    World’s largest Hispanic Christian group joins FOZ to fight antisemitism
    The Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC) - the largest pro-Israel Hispanic Organization in the world – has joined forces with the President’s Task Force, a division of the Friends of Zion (FOZ) Heritage Center in Jerusalem, to help combat antisemitism and BDS.

    The President’s Task Force is a non-political organization comprised of presidents of major Christian organizations. Its executive committee includes former governor Mike Huckabee, Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Rev. Jentezen Franklin, Dr. Robert Jeffress, and Dr. Jack Graham.

    “We are proud to partner with Friends of Zion’s President’s Task Force and with its tireless founder, Dr. Mike Evans,” said Rev. Samuel Rodriguez, president of the National Hispanic Conference and HILC.

    “The aim of our partnership is to leverage the unparalleled access and influence of FOZ within Israel, along with the formidable social media and content production capabilities to further promote pro-Israel values within the Hispanic Christian community around the world. Our message is clear: Israel, her people and her leaders have no truer friends than Hispanic Christians. Our partnership with FOZ will help ensure it stays that way for generations to come.”
    German Jews call for crackdown on anti-Semitism, including among Muslims
    Dozens of Jewish organizations in Germany have called on the government to crack down on anti-Semitism following a string of anti-Jewish attacks.

    In an open letter signed by 38 groups, the country’s Jewish Forum for Democracy and Against Anti-Semitism (JFDA) on Monday outlined a policy statement, urging Berlin to condition funds for civil and religious organizations on them issuing public declarations distancing themselves from anti-Semitism in all its forms.

    The statement called on authorities to take the experiences of attack victims more seriously and increase their investment in support projects and democracy promotion programs. It called for recognition that anti-Semitism is an “attack on the entire liberal democratic community.”

    It urged the government and all state-funded groups to adopt the working definition for anti-Semitism devised by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, which categorizes some criticism of Israel as well as support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign as anti-Semitic.
    Germany agrees to $88 million more for Holocaust survivors
    The organization that handles claims on behalf of Jews who suffered under the Nazis says Germany has agreed to pay another 75 million euros ($88 million) to fund social welfare services for Holocaust survivors.

    The New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany said Tuesday the additional money brings total funding next year to 480 million euros ($560 million), to help survivors as they grow older and more frail.

    Claims Conference negotiator Greg Schneider said, “These elderly heroes deserve the recognition that increased payments and much-needed services will provide.”

    Germany also agreed to increase pensions paid to 55,000 Holocaust survivors in Central and Eastern Europe, and expand eligibility for child survivors.

    Earlier this year, the German government agreed to recognize some 25,000 Jewish Algerians as Holocaust survivors, making them eligible for compensation.
    Israeli startup silences diseased genes of shrimp to boost their production
    An Israeli biotechnology startup ViAqua Therapeutics Ltd. says it has developed a way to reduce disease and limit losses in the raising of shrimp and some fish.

    According to the World Wildlife Fund, shrimp is the most valuable traded marine product in the world today, with the industry estimated a tens of billions of dollars a year. Shrimp production is growing at a rate of some 10 percent annually, one of the highest growth rates in aquaculture.

    One of the major challenges facing the fast-growing aquaculture market is the prevention and treatment of viral diseases.

    Disease in shrimp could have “devastating consequences,” the WWF says. When they become ill, they swim on the surface of the water rather than on the bottom of the production pond. The enables seagulls to swoop down, eat the diseased shrimp, and spread the illness by subsequently defecating on a pond a few miles away. There is a socioeconomic impact, including loss of employment, when shrimp farms — in China, and other developing countries like Thailand, Indonesia, India, and Bangladesh — are shut down due to disease.

    ViAqua says it has developed a new feeding solution that is based on a biological formulation developed by the company that uses RNA molecules to inhibit gene expression. The coated particles, administered to the shrimp orally, trigger a cell reaction that disables the viral infections that attack shrimp and other aquaculture species.
    JPost Editorial: RBG’s message
    Ahead of US President Donald Trump’s expected announcement today of a Supreme Court nominee to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg visited Israel last week – and conveyed a wise message in her inimitable style. The 85-year-old Ginsburg, who is one of three Jews on the nine-member US Supreme Court (the others are justices Elana Kagan and Stephen Breyer), came to receive the inaugural Genesis Lifetime Achievement Award at a ceremony held in Tel Aviv’s Yitzhak Rabin Center.

    Appointed by president Bill Clinton in 1993, Ginsburg is considered a liberal member of the Supreme Court, while the new justice touted by Trump will certainly be conservative, tipping the delicate balance in the body 5-4 in favor of the conservatives. In her acceptance speech, Ginsburg stressed that her Jewish identity had been central to her strong sense of justice. “I am a judge, born, raised and proud of being a Jew,” she declared. “The demand for justice, for peace, for enlightenment, runs through the entirety of Jewish history and tradition.”

    A day later, before the screening of RBG – an acclaimed documentary about her life and career – at the Jerusalem Cinematheque, Ginsburg was asked how her Judaism had influenced her approach to law. She responded that at the entrance to her Supreme Court office, there is a large poster with Hebrew letters reading, “Tzedek, tzedek, tirdof – justice, justice, thou shalt pursue.”

    But it was only on Friday that Ginsburg, in conversation with former Israeli Supreme Court president Dorit Beinisch at the American Center in Jerusalem Center, related directly to Trump’s nomination.
    Middle East’s largest natural history museum opens in Israel
    Upon entering the new natural history museum in Tel Aviv, visitors are greeted by a vivid re-enactment of the great avian migrations from Africa to Europe through northern Israel’s Hula Valley, complete with stuffed hawks, pelicans and vultures circling around the ceiling of the building’s entrance.

    The 100,000-square-foot Noah’s Ark-shaped building, which houses more than 5.5 million specimens of species from around the globe, opened this week alongside the Tel Aviv University campus after more than two decades of planning.

    As the biggest natural history museum in the Middle East and Israel’s national center for biodiversity studies, the Steinhardt Museum of Natural History highlights the country’s ecological diversity at the crossroads of the three continents, as well as the impact of urban development, climate change, and man-made devastation on the region’s ecosystems.

    The main goal of the museum, according the curators, is to increase public awareness about the natural world and environment on a local and global scale.
    Israel Sees Record Number of Tourists for First Half of 2018
    Israel saw a record number of tourists in the first half of 2018, injecting billions of dollars of revenue into the Israeli economy.

    According to the Israeli Ministry of Tourism, from January to June 2018 about 2.1 million tourist entries were recorded—an increase of 19 percent over the same period in 2017 (1.74 million) and 26 percent more than in 2016. Since the beginning of the year, tourism has injected more than NIS 12 billion ($3.3 billion) into the Israeli economy.

    June also saw a continued rise in tourism with 310,200 entries—2 percent more than June 2017. Revenue from tourism in June reached about NIS 1.66 billion ($457 billion).

    “The marketing efforts and activities that we are spearheading in the ministry are leading us to new records, as, for the first time, we have crossed the 2 million threshold for tourist entries over the course of half a year,” said Tourism Minister Yariv Levin in a statement. “I am pleased to see that the first half of the year has borne the fruit of our intensive marketing endeavors and activities around the world.”

    Levin added that he predicts that the second half of the year leading into next winter will continue with record statistics as Israel sees an increase in the number of flights from Europe to the southern resort city of Eilat.
    Israeli TV show getting Ron Howard-directed CBS remake
    An Israeli TV show about IDF service is being adapted for US audiences – with renowned director Ron Howard at the helm.

    The Yes TV show is called Ta'agad, which is an IDF acronym for a combat medic unit, and has been stylized overseas as Charlie Golf One. The US version of the show – being produced by Paramount for CBS – has been given the working title 68 Whiskey, which is the US military's code name for the same type of unit.

    Ta'agad, which stars Tomer Kapon (Fauda, When Heroes Fly) and Shira Naor (Shababnikim) premiered in 2016. The show, which was renewed for a second season slated to air next year, follows the exploits of an IDF combat battalion with the Paratroopers from the battlefield to the bedroom – and even the intrigue of an illegal medical experiment. The show was nominated for eight awards from the Israeli Academy for Film and Television, but lost out on all of them.

    According to Deadline, which first reported the news, 68 Whiskey "follows a multicultural mix of men and women deployed as Army medics to a forward operating base in Afghanistan nicknamed 'The Orphanage.' Together, they endure a dangerous and Kafkaesque world that leads to self-destructive appetites, outrageous behavior, intense camaraderie and occasionally, a profound sense of purpose."

    The pilot will be directed by Howard, the famed Oscar-winning director behind A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13, The Da Vinci Code and many more.
    Israeli spacecraft aims for historic moon landing… within months
    Save the date. On February 13, 2019, an Israeli-built unmanned spacecraft is expected to land on the moon, having blasted off from Earth two months earlier, project managers said at a news conference Tuesday.

    If all goes well, the SpaceIL spider-like craft will give Israel entry into the exclusive club of just three nations that have so far achieved a controlled landing on the moon’s surface.

    The probe will be launched sometime in December from Cape Canaveral aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket, officials said during the media event, held at an Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) space technology site in Yehud. It is scheduled to land on February 13, 2019.

    The project, begun seven years ago as part of a Google technology contest to land a small probe on the moon, was conducted together with IAI.

    “We will put the Israeli flag on the moon,” said Ido Anteby, CEO of SpaceIL.

    We have lots of ideas, but we need more resources to be even more effective. Please donate today to help get the message out and to help defend Israel.
              Salvadoran president must testify over 1979 diplomat disappearance: court      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    El Salvador's Supreme Court said on Tuesday President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a former guerrilla leader, must give evidence over the disappearance of a South African diplomat kidnapped in the run-up to the country's bloody civil war.

              A few weeks to go - YOTA ZS!      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    With only a few weeks to go to YOTA 2018 in South Africa, the SARL Events Team is hard at work to conclude preparations for a 7 day programme filled with a range of amateur radio related activities, excursions and lots of fun!
              SADC Committee of Ministers of Finance meets in South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Committee of Ministers of Finance and Investment will meet today in Johannesburg to discuss areas of cooperation and improving regional financial coordination.  The Ministers will be joined by the central bank governors from the region. 
              TA Associates to Invest in Compusoft      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    ...tablet. The company also offers back-office customer relationship management (CRM) and process management software systems for small and large businesses. Founded in 1989 in Sarpsborg, Norway, Compusoft operates in 14 countries across Europe, as well as South Africa and Australia ...

              Museum Assistant - Department of Anatomy - South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    FACULTY OF HEALTH SCIENCES , DEPARTMENT OF ANATOMY MUSEUM ASSISTANT , PEROMNES POST LEVEL 13 In pursuit of the ideals of excellence and diversity, the University of Pretoria wishes...
              Chef Lecturer - Randburg, Gauteng      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    One of South Africa’s leading Chef Schools, situated in Randburg, is currently looking for full-time Chef Lecturers....
    From - Wed, 04 Jul 2018 12:49:01 GMT - View all Randburg, Gauteng jobs
              Gigantic petrified footprints discovered in South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Steve Quayle presents a new find he made in South Africa near Neuamsterdam. Two oversized footprints. Each complete with all five toes. Both footprint...
              Rio Tinto's minerals sands operation in South Africa shut by protests      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    A mineral sands operation on the South African coast run by Rio Tinto has been closed since Friday due to violent community protests which saw a security guard killed earlier this week, the company and a union said on Wednesday.

              GROWTHPOINT PROPERTIES LIMITED - Secondary Listing on A2X from South Africa in the group Growthpoint Properties Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              ADVANCED HEALTH LIMITED - Dealings by an associate of a director from South Africa in the group Advanced Health Ltd      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
              INSIMBI REFRACTORY & ALLOY SUP LIMITED - Name Change - Insimbi Industrial Holdings Limited from South Africa in the group Insimbi Refractory And Alloy Supplies Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
              Junior Sables date Blue Bulls      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Percival Sizara in PAARL, South Africa SCOTT Gray is expecting his Old Mutual Zimbabwe Under-18 rugby side to move a gear up as they face Blue Bulls Country Districts in their second game at the Coca Cola Academy Week at Paarl Boys High today. The squad are in high spirits after edging SA LSEN 29-27 […]
              JAZ president Deke wants more      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    AFTER picking a bronze medal at the just-ended South African Judo Championships in Port Elizabeth, Sydney Mutero says his wish is to make his maiden appearance at the World Championships in Baku, Azerbaijan, in September.
              Senior Software Engineer      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Nigel Frank International - South Africa - , is looking for an experienced Software Developer to join their expanding team on a permanent in-house basis.Your main focus will be on assissting with client project...
              THE SOUTH AFRICAN NATIONAL ROADS AGENCY SOC LIMITED - Interest payment notification -HWF08      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
              WWE Smackdown LIVE: Results and highlights for Tuesday, 10 July 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    If you missed any of the WWE action, you can catch up right here...

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              Super Rugby: What the SA teams need to reach the playoffs      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Get those calculators out.

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              World Cup: Croatia vs England’s records in knockout games and head-to-head      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Is it coming home?

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              Watch: Uzalo latest episode, Tuesday 10 July 2018 [video]      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Settle down for SA's supreme soapie.

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              2018 WIMBLEDON: Men's Quarterfinals Preview (and Predictions)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Here are my predictions for the men's quarterfinals at the Wimbledon Championships for 2018. Last year I correctly predicted 2 of 4 men's quarterfinals and correctly predicted 4 of 4 women's quarterfinals. I also predicted this year's women's quarterfinals.

    Roger Federer (SUI) [1] vs. Kevin Anderson (RSA) [8].  The defending champion has looked nearly flawless so far. He has not dropped his service in any match and has faced less than a handful of breakpoints in four matches. However, those  breakpoints did all come in his last match against Adrian Mannarino so maybe he is getting more vulnerable? One thing that may take him off his stride against Anderson will be the fact that he is playing on Court 1, not his beloved Centre Court. But I expect this will actually redound to his favor because the crowd will be so appreciative to be getting a Federer match I suspect it will be like a home Davis Cup venue in favor of the Swiss. The fact that he is playing a big server is somewhat problematic, but Federer has taken dow big servers before, especially when they have movement issues. However despite the fact that Federer is 4-0 against Anderson I suspect this match will be tighter than expected and  I would not be surprised if the South African wins a set in his very first major quarterfinal at Wimbledon. Despite playing the best grass court player of all time, I believe Anderson has some confidence earned from his 2017 US Open final run to believe he at least has a chance of winning the match and he does. But I still think that he won't  PREDICTION: Federer.

    Milos Raonic (CAN) [13] vs. John Isner (USA) [9].Somewhat surprisingly, the older Isner has a 3-1 head-to-head advantage on Raonic. Unsurprisingly, 7 of 9 sets the two have played so far have gone to tiebreaks, with Isner leading 4-3. Raonic has better pedigree at the all-England Club, having reached the 2016 Wimbledon final (losing to Murray but beating Federer in the semifinals) while Isner is playing in his first Wimbledon quarterfinal and only the second in his career while Raonic is in his 8th. However, at age 33 Isner is playing some of his best tennis, having won his first ATP Masters shield in April in Miami and has been demonstrating a more aggressive style of play that his coaches have been urging for years. This will certainly not be the most scintillating of matches, but one of of these players will be reaching a Wimbledon major semifinal. PREDICTION: Isner.

    Kei Nishikori (JPN) [24] vs. Novak Djokovic (SRB) [12]. It's hard to believe that just two years ago, Djokovic had just completed the Nole slam, having won 4 consecutive slams and he bestrode the tennis world like a Collossus, with a gaudy haul of 12 major titles before the age of 30. However, it was here at Wimbledon where he suffered a stunning upset to Sam Querrey in the third round as the defending champion. Remember, Djokovic has won this tournament three times (2011, 2014, 2015) and it looks like he is starting to get his groove back after a long injury break from the game. Luckily for him, he plays someone who he has an excellent head-to-head of 13-2 although of course one of those losses came famously in the 2014 US Open semifinal. Nishikori is playing in his first Wimbledon quarterfinal and he just looks to me that he is happy with that result and is not hungry to go further, while Djokovic is very motivated to return to his pedestal at the top of men's tennis. PREDICTION: Djokovic.

    Rafael Nadal (ESP) [2] vs. Juan Martin Del Potro (ARG) [5]. The head-to-head is strongly in Nadal's favor at 10-5 which includes 2 grass courts win. Many people have been saying Del Potro has a good chance of beating Nadal but they said that at the US Open after he beat Federer in the quarterfinal and the Spaniard just rolled over the big Argentine on his way to his third US Open title. Del Potro did not look mentally tough in his match against Gilles Simon, needing 5 match points and an extra day to dispatch the tricky Frenchman to reach his first Wimbledon quarterfinal since 2011. Nadal is playing exceptional tennis and is in his first quarterfinal here since 2011 as well. It's amazing that a decade after they played the Greatest Match of all Time here in 2008, Federer and Nadal are just two matches away from a reprise. PREDICTION: Nadal.

              Web Developer Python Developer - Byte Orbit - City of Cape Town, Western Cape      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    We are a dynamic software development company comprising of junior medium senior developers. We are excited about development, more specifically Python and...
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              A South African Artist Made an Ex-President’s Rape Trial into Art      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    At the Berlin Biennale, Dineo Seshee Bopape turned the drip-drip-drip of oppressive systems into powerful films and installations.
              Registered Matric Certificates, Diplomas, Degrees,… ( Durban)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Get your matric certificate registered on the database system. In just 3 to 4 days you will have your matric certificate delivered to you privately AND registered. Our products are extremely “authentic” and professional. As South Africa’s oldest and...
              Geographic variation of fruit scents in a dispersion mutualism, the case of Ficus lutea      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Publication date: July 2018

    Source: Acta Oecologica, Volume 90

    Author(s): Catherine C.L. Soler, Bertrand Schatz, Jean-Marie Bessière, Martine Hossaert-McKey


    Chemical mediation is often involved in interactions between plants and animals, as in pollination and in seed dispersion mutualisms. Extensive investigation has been done in floral scents and on their interspecific and intraspecific variations, but similar research on fruit scent remains poorly explored and only focused on interspecific variations. We investigated in this study the intraspecific variations of volatile bouquet emitted by mature fruits of Ficus lutea, in two sites within its wide distribution range, i.e. in South Africa and in Madagascar. We demonstrated a clear geographic variation in the volatile bouquet emitted by ripe figs in these two study sites, especially due to the presence of sesquiterpenes in Madagascan bouquets, while scents present at both sites high amounts of fatty acid derivatives. We discuss here different possible explanations for such variations in fruit scents, potentially resulting from insular and/or geographic isolation. This novel result of an intraspecific variation linked to fig seed dispersion serves to increase our knowledge of the role of scents in seed dispersal mutualisms.

              Zunaid Moti      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    **[Zunaid Moti][1]** Zunaid Moti, Chairman of the Moti Group, is unquestionably one of the most successful businessmen in South Africa. The story of his rise from humble beginnings to success is inspirational, and the advice he has to give on business ...
              Jiten Lighting Company Limited      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Jiten Lighting locates in Zhongshan (the capital lighting in China), it's a professional manufacturer of high power LED flood light,high bay light,street light, down light, spot light, panel light etc. Employee number: 50 persons. Experience in LED: 4 years Main products: indoor and outdoor LED lighting products Certifications: CE,ROHS, SAA for driver, UL for some products. R&D ability: engineers have 5 years of experience, have the ability to design and tailor according to customer's request. Monthly capacity: 2000pcs/day, 60,000pcs/month. Turnover in 2013: 4 million USD Main markets: Italy,Germany,UK,France,Russia,USA,Brazil, India, South Africa. Quality control: We have professional QC team to control the product's quality, follows very strict quality procedure IQC-IPQC-FQC-OQ. Testing: We do 100% age test for 24 hours Warranty: We normally offer 2 years warranty, if customer need 3 years or 5 years warranty, we can also provide. Delivery time: for sample order, lead time will be 3-10 days, formal order lead time will be 10-25 days. Sales team and after-sales service: Jiten has a well-trained and high educated sales team, with good English skills, offer response and answer within 12 hours. Regular greetings will be sent to customers, so that we know customer's feedback and suggestions about Jiten or it's products, offer solutions within 3 days. If you are expecting to work with a professional LED partner, you are welcome to contact us, and we are looking forward to be your long-term business partner.
              ShenZhen Angelila Technology Co.,Ltd.      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Eestablished in 2010 ,ShenZhen Angelila Technology Co.,LTD, is a specialized manufacturer of DIY led grille panel light, ultra slim LED panel light ,LED downlight, etc. in China . We have been recognized by more and more terminal clients from many countries, such as Germany,Netherlands,France,UK ,Italy,Spain,Sweden,Greece,US,Russia ,Singapore,Australia,Brazil ,Chile,Mexico,Suriname,South Africa, etc. and featured by the following points : Strong R&D capability—always develop or customize the products right to your need; Well-organized quality control system—always assure you with high-quality products; Short lead time and good flexibility—always well support you in challenging projects; New products coming up every quarter—always help you catch up with the market trend. With years of practice ,Our well trained production operators and QC staff make sure our products are 100% good quality, and our knowledgeable and informed R&D staff follow up with our clients various requirements . Angelila have more than 4 years of ODM experience, which enables us to increasingly maximize customers'value to a large degree. We run our factory compliant ISO9001:2008 and ROHS ,CE ,SAA ,TUV,CUL. Angelila providing quality products, excellent service, competitive prices and prompt delivery, we are now looking forward to even greater cooperation with oversea customers based on mutual benefits.
              Project Coordinator, Building Inclusive Green Municipalities - Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Ottawa, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    SALGA, in turn, will be better equipped to capture and disseminate innovative municipal practices nationally amongst their South African municipal membership.... $51,400 - $64,600 a year
    From Federation of Canadian Municipalities - Sun, 08 Jul 2018 19:13:14 GMT - View all Ottawa, ON jobs
              Assistant Manager (Merivale or Elgin) - Nando's - Ottawa, ON      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The goal of each Nandoca is to provide our guests with the Nando's exPERi-ence which is a unique combination of warm Portuguese hospitality, our South African...
    From Nando's - Thu, 21 Jun 2018 18:05:03 GMT - View all Ottawa, ON jobs
              South Africa:Athletics - Blignaut Bags Gold for SA At U20 Worlds      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [Sascoc] Rising shot put star Kyle Blignaut opened South Africa's campaign in style on Tuesday, as he won gold at the IAAF World U20 Championships in Tampere, Finland.
              Comment on Naomi Campbell, Tiwa Savage, Bonang Matheba, Yvonne Chaka Chaka attend ‘Global Citizen Festival: Mandela 100’ Launch Event in South Africa by JaySol      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Tiwa's stylist should be named, caned and fired. She should evolve into an elegant woman not this dressing like an insecure pop singer just starting out. Love and admire Tiwa but this look is a no no for this gathering she is in.
              Pretoria plane crash: About 20 reported injured      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    A charter jet crashed in the South African capital of Pretoria on Tuesday afternoon, leaving about 20 people injured, an emergency medical service company in the area said.
              Wimbledon: Federer eyes semi-final spot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [UK], July 11 (ANI): Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will look to book his place in the semi-finals of Wimbledon when he collides with South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the last-eight
              58 data sets were uploaded on 10 Jul 2018       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Lithuania (2017-BE-6063 records), (2017-H0-212396 records), (2017-H1-214854 records), (2017-H2-216654 records), (2017-H3-218620 records), (2017-H4-220246 records), (2017-H5-221892 records), (2017-S1-85450 records), (2017-S2-108441 records), (2017-S3-181972 records), (2017-S4-186320 records)

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              Raven Klaasen Reaches Wimbledon Doubles Semi-Finals      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [News24Wire] South Africa's Raven Klaasen and partner Michael Venus of New Zealand are into the semi-finals of the men's doubles tournament at Wimbledon after defeating Britain's Jamie Murray and Brazil's Bruno Soares in an epic quarter-final clash on Tuesday.
              On Board the SA Agulhas 2 - Hi-Tech Labs, Little White Dogs and Potential Stowaways      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [News24Wire] We're on board South Africa's state-of-the-art marine research ship, the SA Agulhas 2, waiting to set sail, and the quay is full of activity.
              Sassa Hoping to Form a Strong Relationship With Nehawu      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [News24Wire] The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) says only beneficiaries who migrated from old Sassa cards to new South African Post Office cards did not receive their social grant payments.
              EXPERIENCED CODE 14 DRIVER REQUIRED WITH SUPERLINK TRAILER EXPERIENCE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Of sightings and flightings at Loeries 2018Having just landed from bringing our readers the finest edit of South African-specific and breaking news, exclusive interviews and overviews from the recent Cannes Lions Festival, we're prepped and ready to do it all over again.
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    Introducing our new Luxe 'Queen B' Silky Straight lacefront wig. Premium quality Remy Brazilian Straight hair with a smooth silky tangle free texture. Only at #lacewig #hairinspiration #hairstyle #goodhair #cutehair #lacefront #weave #themanechick #blackgirlmagic #beauty #blackbusiness #girltalkza FREE SHIPPING ON ALL ORDERS TO SOUTH AFRICA. Visit for this and more now!!!
              FIFA won't get involved in PSL-Ajax dispute      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    FIFA's Player Status Committee has not accepted the case involving South Africa's Premier Soccer League (PSL) and Ajax Cape Town because the rules and regulations over player eligibility are clear in the country. This has been revealed by the chairman of the committee, South African Raymond Hack, who also suggested that, in his opinion, Ajax were at fault and that should the matter eventually end up in Zurich, they could well be found guilty. South African football has been thrown into chaos, with...
              Chemistry, Morphology and Origin of Magmatic-Reaction Chromite Stringers Associated with Anorthosite in the Upper Critical Zone at Winnaarshoek, Eastern Limb of the Bushveld Complex      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The occurrence of numerous chromitite layers within the Rustenburg Layered Suite of the Bushveld Complex, South Africa, has been widely cited in models to explain the origin of the igneous layering. Most hypotheses are based around the principle of episodic replenishment of the magma chamber. Chromitite layers occur in both the Lower Critical Zone (LCZ), which is wholly ultramafic, and in the Upper Critical Zone (UCZ) where they are part of repetitive units that include pyroxenite (±minor harzburgite), norite and anorthosite. The UCZ also reveals stringers of disseminated chromite, which, despite being only a few millimetres thick are laterally very persistent. We investigate chromite stringers from the uppermost part of the UCZ at Winnaarshoek, in the Eastern Limb of the intrusion where they are preferentially located on contacts between layers of pyroxenite and anorthosite. Stringers overlain by anorthosite are of particular interest as they are located in the centre of units and are unlikely to have developed from replenishment by basal flows of magma. The uppermost of the two chromite stringers associated with the Merensky Reef is unusual as it is located wholly within a layer of pyroxenite, and does not demarcate a lithological contact. Stringers are categorised as Type III chromite to distinguish them from the thicker layers of chromitite, Type I (in the LCZ) and Type II (in the UCZ). The Cr-spinel in the stringers is characterized by relatively low Cr/Fe ratios and is associated with recrystallized, unusually calcic, plagioclase as the principal silicate phase. Accessory phases include rutile, corundum, zircon and baddeleyite, in addition to base-metal sulphides and PGM. The origin of Type III stringers is ascribed to replenishment by sheets of picritic magma injected, not as basal flows, but as sills into an earlier-formed crystalline substrate dominated by well-defined layers of norite and anorthosite. In the framework of this hypothesis, the units that characterize the UCZ are, therefore, not differentiation cycles: the ultramafic components crystallized from U-type (picritic) magmas and the norite-anorthosite from A-type (tholeiitic) magmas. The two components of the units were emplaced non-sequentially, but the ultramafic rocks (±chromite layers/stringers) still occur in stratigraphic sequence relative to each other. Type III chromite developed on either the lower or upper contacts of the picritic magma sheets, dependent on whether they were emplaced above or below a layer of anorthosite. Nucleation of Cr-spinel was triggered by contamination of the picritic magma by partial melting of the anorthosite. Melting of low-temperature oikocrysts of pyroxene and interstitial plagioclase produced a thin boundary layer of melt mush. This boundary layer achieved rapid saturation in Cr-spinel, in part due to Cr2O3 released from the pyroxene oikocrysts. Heat was insufficient to melt the main framework of plagioclase crystals in the anorthosite or the noritic wall-rocks. The different occurrences of chromite in the Bushveld should not be aggregated into a single overarching hypothesis. Type III stringers are probably an entirely different phenomenon to the thicker layers and provide corroborating evidence of the sill hypothesis.

              Wimbledon: Federer eyes semi-final spot      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    [UK], July 11 (ANI): Twenty-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer will look to book his place in the semi-finals of Wimbledon when he collides with South Africa's Kevin Anderson in the last-eight clash of the men's singles event here on Wednesday.

    Earlier, the 32-year-old had defeated France's Adrian Mannarino 6-0, 7-5, 6-4 in a thrilling fourth-round of the championship.

    The Swiss tennis star, who has not lost a single set in the tournament so far, will look to continue his winning momentum heading into the quarter-final clash.

    As far as the head-to-head record is concerned, Federer holds 100% winning record against his South African opponent as he has played Anderson four times before and clinched all the four matches.

    In other clashes of the day, world number twenty one Novak Djokovic will take on world number 28 Kei Nishikori, while Spanish tennis maestro Rafael Nadal will face Argentina's Juan Martín del Potro for a place in the semi-final round.

    In women's singles event, American tennis star Serena Williams will cross swords with German tennis player Julia Gorges to cement her spot in the final of the championship. (ANI)

              Principal Occupational Health - SAEC, Mpumalanga      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    South32 - Witbank, Mpumalanga - Emalahleni, Mpumalanga - Principal Occupational Health - SAEC, Mpumalanga Job no: 781743 Work type: Full Time - Permanent Location: South Africa - (Witbank...) Emalahleni POSITION SYNOPSIS: To provide direction in terms of occupational health (inclusive of occupational hygiene, emergency response...
              USD, Pound up; Euro,Yen down      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Following were the indicative currency rates and travellers cheques buying and selling rates per unit on Wednesday. CURRENCY NAME BUY SALEUAE DIRHAM 17.055 19.9262AUSTRALIAN DOLLAR 46.4689 53.7588BANGLADESH TAKA 0.754869 0.888905BAHRAIN DINAR 169.5949 194.0326CANADIAN DOLLAR 47.7012 55.5376SWISS FRANC 63.1465 74.1896CHINESE YUAN 7.32 11.87DANISH KRONE 9.8533 11.514EURO 73.4629 85.207STERLING POUND 83.0751 96.3591HONG KONG DOLLAR 7.9831 9.4544JAPANESE YEN 0.564 0.6541KUWAITI DINAR 188.2211 234.2959SRI LANKA RUPEE 0.3975 0.4672MALAYSIAN RINGITT 15.221 18.7161NORWEGIAN KRONE 7.7242 9.1003NEPALESE RUPEE 0.575 0.6251NEW ZEALAND DOLLAR42.6545 50.0773OMANI RIAL 166.081727 190.098888PAKISTAN RUPEE 0.5192 0.6123SAUDI RIAL 16.665 19.7426SWEDISH KRONA 7.0555 8.3171SINGAPORE DOLLAR 46.0636 54.5603THAI BAHT 1.8834 2.2523US DOLLAR 62.6603 72.6526SOUTH AFRICAN RAND4.4514 5.4848UNI JS SM SV 1250
     | 4 South African comedians to feature on Netflix comedy special      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Loyiso Gola, Loyiso Madinga, Tumi Morake and Riaad Moosa among comedians features on Netflix's stand-up comedy event.
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    The South African government plans to cut off the Free State province’s analogue TV signals by December, a shock move in the long-stalled digital TV migration process.
              The Spiritual Significance of Trump's Supreme Court Pick      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    We are in the midst of a historic moment for our country. From the moment that Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement from the Supreme Court, every news broadcast in America has been filled with questions about who his replacement will be. And earlier this week, a candidate has been chosen. The entire nation, it seems, is already choosing sides and making judgments. We must be in constant, intense prayer for God to lead us by His Holy Spirit. Through tears we must cry out for His will on the Supreme Court.

    While thinking and praying about this last week, I asked myself, What kind of judge do I want, and what kind of judge does America deserve? This question led me to this unusual thought: Two thousand years ago, the world deserved condemnation, judgment and everlasting destruction, but instead, God gave them—and us—a Savior.

    Jesus, the one who had the power to condemn us for our sins, did not come to judge us but rather to save us from our own sin. He said, "You judge according to the flesh. I judge no one. Yet if I do judge, My judgment is true. For I am not alone, but I am with the Father who sent Me" (John 8:15-16). Though He had the right to judge us of our sin, instead He took our sin on Himself. Instead of extending condemnation, He extended grace and mercy to mankind, because He knew "For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God" (Rom. 3:23).

    Paul spoke to this when he wrote the book of Romans and penned these words that came right from the heart of God our Father.

    "Who is he who condemns? [does the work of a judge]? It is Christ who died, yes, who is risen, who is also at the right hand of God, who also intercedes for us" (Rom. 8:34).

    This is the Savior we serve, one who not only took our sin on Himself to make us clean but also who intercedes for us at the throne of God. This is the character of the Father, who gave us a Savior when we deserved a judge.

    History demonstrates that God often uses opposing concepts to highlight His magnificent love and power.

    • When a nation wanted a king, our God gave us a servant.
    • When people wanted a warrior, instead God gave us His child.
    • Humanity wanted a champion, but God gave us the cross.
    • We want titles, and God gives a testimony.

    Does our society—in a nation that boasts multiple superstar judges, like Judge Judy, Judge Wapner and Judge Joe Brown, to name a few recognizable figures—really need more judgment than there already is, or do we just need more of the Spirit of the Savior? After all, it's easy to judge, but it's better to love.

    Now, the Word of the living God talks a lot about judgment, and let me say clearly, God's judgment is coming. Acts 17:31 tells us, "He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by a Man [Jesus] whom He has appointed, having given assurance of this to all men by raising Him from the dead."

    But until that day, our cry should be, "Let the beauty of Jesus be seen in me!"

    Remember, it's easy to judge, but it's better to love.

    You are beautiful. I see Jesus in you!

    Have an awesome week! {eoa}

    Mikel French has challenged spiritual awakening all across America, where many celebrations extended into multiple weeks, and has conducted celebrations in France, Sweden, Russia, Romania, Poland, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Germany, South Africa, Malawi, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Haiti, Japan, Singapore, India and Thailand. He conducted an outreach celebration in Manila, Philippines, reaching 200,000 teenagers with the book of hope. Through the generous support of partners, he has presented the message of Jesus Christ to millions of people in the nation of Russia through televised citywide soul-winning celebrations. Mikel considers it an honor to assist in conducting the annual pastor's conference, where thousands of pastors from Russia's 11 time zones come for training, teaching and equipping. Mikel and his wife, Marsha, reside in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

              Siemens Gamesa to install two large onshore wind farm projects in South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

     Siemens Gamesa will supply two wind farms with a combined capacity of 250 MW Installation of 109 units of wind turbines will commence in 2018 with completion scheduled for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE) will supply two wind farms in South Africa including 109 units of onshore wind turbines. The SWT-2.3-108 turbine will each feature […]

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              Determine to Live Through the Day      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Stay with me here, I'm going to try to take you from shoegaze to Nippy, aka the past 48 hours.

    Conveniently after a weekend away, Amtrak deposited me back in Richmond half an hour before a show I wanted to see was set to start. I have to admit, Bandito's isn't my favorite venue, but it had been too long since I'd seen Glass Twin and I liked what I'd heard online of Mon Chere.

    Besides, I was overdue.

    If we don't count musical theater, it's been ages since I've seen music and while I'd thoroughly enjoyed Cold Cave at the Broadberry, that was over three weeks ago and, frankly, I'm not okay with that. To address that, I put up with the excessive air conditioning (C'mon, Sunday's weather was exquisite), questionable smells (I don't even want to know) and overly talkative show attendees (why talk while standing 8' from where the band's playing when you could simply move to the large, uncrowded bar on the other side of the glass door?) like a trooper.

    No surprise, the only people I knew were two of the guys in Glass Twin, talented musicians I'd been fans of since their 2008 days in their last band, Marionette and their smiling projectionist. Like that band, Glass Twin does old film projections on the wall behind them as they play for additional stimulation.

    Familiar as a few of those clips are, I marvel at how easy it is to lose yourself in them while the band plays.

    The band has evolved since I saw them last, with two new guitarists (one of whom is sharing vocal duties with Kevin the drummer), including one who announced that the next song was going to change our outlook on life. The sound guy apparently took that to mean it was their last song and when it finished, he immediately cued up music.

    Only problem was, the band had two more songs. Awkward. One guy tried to help the sound guy's cause by yelling to the band, "How're you gonna top that anyway?" which was at least a left-handed compliment.

    Actually, Susanna, Mon Chere's singer said it best when they finally took the stage a few minutes past midnight. "How is Glass Twin so amazing every time?"

    What I'd heard of her band online had piqued my interest because of how many of my hot buttons their sound included: a fabulous, big female voice, electronic and shoegaze. Count me in.

    Despite the annoying drunk quartet shouting at each other while Mon Chere played, I enjoyed their sound live every bit as much as I'd thought I would. Their online trail only dates the band back to 2016, so chances are they're very much in the "playing out often" stage and I can check them out again.

    When I finally deposited my bags at home at 1:15, it felt like a very long time since I'd gotten on the train at 6:45.

    The dearth of eateries open on Monday only made Metzger's Monday Funday - a NOLA-themed night of fundraising for No Kid Hungry and Chefs Cycle - all the more appealing. Funny part was, it wasn't chef Brittany who'll be cycling come September. Seems she volunteered her husband to do that.

    What she was willing to do was make a big pot of gumbo (for the first time ever, she said), offer raw or grilled Tangier oysters (any questions which I had?) and donate the proceeds. Meanwhile, the bar staff had come up with some appropriate Big Easy type cocktails.

    While they didn't have an absinthe drip, I must have shown enthusiasm while ordering an absinthe frappe because my partner followed suit. It may have been my first, but it's a drink I should know because not only is it a superb summertime refresher (simple syrup, soda water, mint), but there's a 1904 song about it.

    At the first cold sip
    On your fevered lip
    You determine to live through the day
    Life's again worthwhile
    As with a dawning smile
    You imbibe your absinthe frappe

    Some might see it as mere early evening drinking, but I see it more as cultural education. If not for that drink being on the menu, I might never have upped my theater literacy by learning about the turn-of-the-century Broadway play, "It Happened in Nordland" and its most enduring song.

    Well-chosen New Orleans music from various eras played on the sound system and a lot of the people who came in lived in the neighborhood. Since they're not usually open on Mondays and it's the first of these monthly events, things were as uncrowded as I've seen Metzger in eons.

    We'd come early just in case and the bartender said they were ready to be slammed, but when we headed out nearly 3 hours later, it was still very civilized. I don't know whether to to feel glad for us or sorry that more fundraising wasn't accomplished.

    I've had a lot of suggestions lately to be more selfish, so I may just go that route.

    This morning while out walking, I had one of my finest moments when I came to where Clay Street is closed at Harrison. When I walked that block last week, I dutifully walked blocks out of my way because of the signs saying the street was closed because of all the heavy machinery and the dug-up street.

    Today, I just wasn't feeling it and joked to one of the construction guys that he was impeding my progress. He grinned and pointed, "Come right on through!" so I didn't hesitate. As I passed, he said, "You look great!" which was nice and all, but nearly as good as being allowed through.

    Meanwhile, the guys at the other end of the block gave me the look that said, how the hell did you breeze right past our boss? In my defense, all I did was state the obvious and he offered a solution. Not a big deal.

    I didn't have time for a detour because I'd stacked my day full: an interview done at the Kroger Training Center, of all unlikely places, being interviewed myself (a highly unusual role for me) and a meal in service of my hired mouth took me right up to movie time and an opportunity to satisfy my inner documentary dork.

    There were two main reasons I wanted to see the new Kevin MacDonald film "Whitney." Critics have been raving about it and Whitney Houston was the very first concert I saw when I moved to Richmond in 1986. I hadn't chosen it (my husband had) but in hindsight, I can say that if I was going to hear that one-in-a-million voice, the time to do it was the '80s before drugs ravaged it and her.

    Like a good documentary that teaches me things, I learned that Whitney's interpretation of the national anthem had been inspired by Marvin Gay's version, done before an NBA championship game. Even more impressively, there was no rehearsal. Her music director wrote out the music and played it for her once and she said, "I got it," then went on to sing it in a way no one could ever forget.

    And while I'd seen "The Bodyguard" when it came out, I had no recollection of what a big deal it was to show an interracial relationship. When asked, Whitney said she was just glad that her character was a strong, black woman. I'm guessing that didn't occur to most of us in 1992, either. She was also the first major musician to play post-apartheid South Africa, not to mention looking fabulous in a bejeweled  yellow turban and gown doing it.

    The audience at Criterion was mostly women and a lot of them didn't hesitate to answer back, advise and admonish people on screen. You could hear how appalled some of them were when Whitney's Daddy sued her for $100 million. Whose father does that?

    Of course, one of the earmarks of a good documentary is holding your interest even when you know what's going to happen and I'm here to say that MacDonald had talked to all the important characters except Whitney's lesbian lover (although she was shown and mentioned extensively) and they were remarkably candid about some very difficult subjects.

    Oh, yes, and her nickname from childhood was Nippy. In one weird scene, she tries to address Nippy as Whitney, but can't. Then she has Nippy call up Whitney and that works. Some deep stuff there. Or at least I think there is.

    What really matters is that I've now caught up the blog, so life is worthwhile again.
              CRICKET: Ben Charlesworth and Harrison Ward help England Under 19s to Test victory      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    BEN Charlesworth was in the runs as England Under 19s beat South Africa in the first of their two Test matches yesterday.
              HX Systems signs deal to distribute Fingbox and Fingkit in South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    (Telecompaper) South African ISP HX Systems has signed an exclusive channel deal with European company Fing to distribute its device recognition products Fingbox and Fingkit...
              Vintage South African plane crashes near Pretoria - BBC News      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

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              5 important things happening in South Africa today - BusinessTech      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    5 important things happening in South Africa today
    Absa bank has unveiled its new look which will underpin its branding across Africa. The launch marks the bank's move away from operating under the Barclays Africa name, and a new identity as a truly African financial group. The UK's Braclays remains a ...

              Wage Talks Begin in South Africa's Shrinking Gold Industry - Bloomberg      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


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    South Africa's gold mines are the world's deepest and among the most labor intensive, so producers are constantly struggling to reduce costs. However, elevated levels of inequality and poverty mean that wage negotiations are inevitably highly charged.

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              Experienced Nail Technicians - Spa Sense - South Africa      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    MUST have knowledge in Pedicures, Manicures and Medi heel (but not a requirement). Experienced Nail Technician needed for a busy Aesthetic Salon in Polokwane....
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              Queen Latifah Evens Up the Score For Women & Bey & Jay Global Fest :Black Hollywood Wrap Up      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    by Ms. Black Hollywood Beyonce and JayZ Headline Global Citizen Festival  It’s been five years since the death of South Africa’s first Black President Nelson Mandela, but his courage, humanitarianism and sacrifices are still inspiring generations to fight for racial equality.   Beyonce, JayZ, Usher, Oprah Winfrey, Naomi Campbell, Forest Whitaker and Pharrell will join an […]
               SA Golf Bidder       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              Warehouse Workers Durban North - WhiteKnight Recruitment - eThekwini, KwaZulu-Natal      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              Stilo Magolide – Boo’d Up (Remix)      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Stilo Magolide Boo’d Up Mp3 Download South African rapper Stilo Magolide comes through with a change of Ella Mai’s split out single “Boo’d Up“. The rapper obviously raps about his (ex)woman. Download & Listen below: DOWNLOAD MP3: Stilo Magolide – Boo’d Up (Remix)

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              South Africa:This African Blogger Perfectly Reported UK Crisis Like Western Journalists      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [Nairobi News] A South African blogger has thrilled black Twitter after covering the political turmoil in the United Kingdom through the lenses of western journalists.
              South Africa:Suzelle DIY Star Julia Anastasopoulos Welcomes Baby Girl      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [News24Wire] YouTube sensation Julia Anastasopoulos has welcomed her first child with husband, Ari Kruger.
              South Africa:Umkhosi Womhlanga - Dancing Naked for the King      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [Guardian] The royal reed dance also called Umkhosi Womhlanga is an annual festival celebrated in South Africa. Girls from Zululand and small groups from Swazi land participate in this ceremony.
              A South African Artist Made an Ex-President’s Rape Trial into Art      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    At the Berlin Biennale, Dineo Seshee Bopape turned the drip-drip-drip of oppressive systems into powerful films and installations.
              Nigeria:Femi Kuti to Perform Alongside Beyonce, Jay-Z At Global Citizen Festival      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    [Premium Times] Afrobeat legend, Femi Kuti, will on December 2 join other global stars at the Global Citizen Festival holding at the FNB stadium in Johannesburg, South Africa.
              South African actress Phumzile Sitole bags role in Orange Is The New Black – Times LIVE      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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    might actually in this World Cup in Russia Before talk of a second World Cup begins in earnest, though, England must erase some of their more unwanted football history when they face Sweden in their quarterfinal in Samara on Saturday Since they won the World Cup in 1966, England have qualified for the finals on nine occasions prior to Russia 2018 and gone beyond the last eight just once In 1990, Bobby Robsons team came within a penalty shootout of reaching the World Cup final, only to lose to West Germany in the semifinal in Turin Before then, and since, it has been a recurring tale of woe, which has gone progressively worse since the last quarterfinal appearance at Germany 2006 -- that one ended with another penalty shootout defeat, against Portugal South Africa 2010 ended with a second-round exit against Germany, while four years ago in Brazil Roy Hodgsons team finished bottom of their group and were on the first flight home So England, having fallen to the foot of the mountainw find themselves climbing back up it, but Russia 2018 has already seen them write more positive chapters in the nations footballing history Can they do it again by beating the Swedes on Saturday? For Southgate, the small, positive steps are becoming big ones and he admits thre is a real hunger to write some more history in Samara We came into this tournament as the least experienced team he said We were also one of the youngest teams in it,

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              The Lodge Appoints Adam Bateman as Head Chef      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              Madibaz impress in USSA squash final      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    The Madibaz squash team produced one of their best performances at the University Sport South Africa tournament to claim the silver medal in Port Elizabeth last week. The annual event was held at Nelson Mandela University and the local team reached the final, in which they came up against University of Johannesburg. In a tight [...]
              Barclays Africa returns to its South African roots with Absa rebranding      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Barclays Africa changed its name back to Absa on Wednesday, in a rebranding aimed at underlining its South African roots as Britain's Barclays gradually retreats from Africa.

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              7/11/2018: THE WORLD: Clergymen take part      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    in the 100 Men March along with thousands of other protesters headed to Pretoria’s Union Buildings, the official seat of the South African government, to raise awareness about violence against women and children. Also participating were government...
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    Barclays Africa changed its name back to Absa in a rebranding aimed at underlining its South African roots as Britain’s Barclays gradually retreats from Africa. The Absa Chief Executive, Maria Ramos at an event in Johannesburg, South Africa on Wednesday, said that the new brand was a celebration of the deep sense of pride in African […]

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    Statement by the Alliance Secretariat After the Plenary Session of the Alliance Political Council Held at the ANC Headquarters Chief Albert Luthuli from the 8th-9th of July 2018
    10 July 2018

    The Alliance Political Council met for the first time after the ANC's 54th National Conference from the 8th - 9th July 2018. The meeting reaffirmed the perspectives to drive our National Democratic Revolution into a new trajectory for radical socio economic transformation.

    The political council took place against the backdrop of events of much political significance in the country and the world. The revolutionary alliance headed by the ANC is part of the contingent of progressive forces to make the world a better place for humanity.

    In this regard the meeting received a delegation from the Bolivarian Republic of Venuezela led by the Foreign Minister Cde Jorge Arreaza and the deputy minister for the African affairs Cde Pimentel Yuri. The meeting expressed solidarity with the people of Venezuela against the US led aggression which seeks to undermine her sovereignty. 

    The meeting agreed to foster relations with the socialist party of Venezuela and other progressives forces of the Latin America and the Caribbean region. The purpose is to foster our common efforts of solidarity and internationalism to bring the unity of the struggles of our two people.

    The meeting observed a moment of silence in memory of the passing on of comrade Petrus Mashishi, the founding president of the South African Municipal Workers Union (SAMWU). The council conveyed its heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and relatives including the whole progressive movement.

    The unfolding discussions took place in a comradely atmosphere characterised by a robust, frank and honest assessment and evaluation of the state of the National Democratic Revolution. The meeting discussed a wide range of issues of far reaching political and socio - economic importance with the primary objective of consolidating the unity of our revolutionary Alliance at all levels.   

    The revolutionary alliance took cognisance of the balance of forces in the world and its influence on the direction and the pace of our Revolution.  This amongst others included the analysis of the heightening offensive by the USA led right wing triumphalism and its adverse consequences on the stability of the world economy. 

    The Political Council further noted the necessity to strengthen South - South relations and with the other progressives forces in the world to restore the prosperity of the world economy to serve the needs of humanity. In this context the meeting reconfirmed the need to strengthen BRICS community of nations.

    The Council raised concerns about the socio-economic challenges confronting our country which include job losses and the rise in the cost of living. In this context the meeting resolved to do everything to cushion ordinary people against the impact of the deepening economic crisis, part of this will include a need to work with the economic cluster on finding ways to introduce relief measures against the VAT and fuel price increases. Part of this work will be integrated into the preparations towards the jobs and financial sector summits.

    The Council also took place during an important historic year marking the centenary anniversary celebrations of two of our most outstanding revolutionary iconic figures, comrade Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela and Albertina Sisulu. Through their exemplary life we have learnt the importance of unity of purpose and unity of action. 

    Discussions were characterised by a commitment from all components of the Alliance to strategically map out a programme towards the effective functioning of the alliance and therefore consolidating the strategic objectives of our revolution.

    The meeting also appreciated the growing confidence and the mood of the vast majority of the people of our country towards the ANC and the progressive movement in general. In this regard the meeting focused more on the centrality and the importance of the unity and cohesion of our movement, the alliance partners and our people. Therefore, the meeting resolved that moving forward the priority should be the mobilisation of the motive forces of our revolution and taking the importance of the contribution of the people of our country towards the building of a democratic, non-racial, non-sexist, and prosperous society.

    In this context, the following political issues constituted the agenda of the meeting:


    The meeting received a presentation from the SACP on the proposals regarding the reconfiguration of the Alliance. It was agreed that an Alliance Secretariat led task team be established to work on modalities and seek to modernise the practical working mechanisms in the alliance. The task team is charged with developing a common approach for debate in all structures of each alliance component. 

    A discussion document will be developed which will be made available to all the structures across the spectra of our revolutionary Alliance formations. This will be part of the broader work which will culminate into an Alliance Summit to be convened by the end of October this year.


    Subsequent to the agreement to hold the Alliance Summit by the end of October 2018, the meeting agreed to prepare towards the convening of an Alliance Economic Summit. The focus of this Summit will be to discuss the economic policy trajectory of our country.   This will among others focus on the following:

    Proposals regarding the economic and labour market sections of the NDP
    State Craft , Planning, Coordination of Government and size of government
    Preparing towards the Jobs and Financial Sector Summit
    Public Transport in particular the passenger rail transport
    Taxation focusing on VAT, zero rated goods and fuel
    Energy Security: energy mix
    Health system: Implementation of the NHI
    Fuel price increases and the general rise in the cost of living
    The Mining Charter and the Mine Safety Matters
    Land Redistribution
    The Fourth Revolution and its impact on the future of work.


    The meeting agreed on the importance of the participation of the revolutionary Alliance to ensure massive victory of the ANC in the coming 2019 general election. In this regard all alliance formations shall without fail participate in the national and provincial list committees: Also taking into account matters that would arise from the Alliance Summit

    The meeting also appreciated a report regarding the Thuma Mina Campaign and agreed that this campaign needs to include getting government to act decisively on matters raised by communities. A clear message has to be communicated to our people that even if they have the right to raise their concerns about the challenges of service delivery, they must at the same time, not abuse their right of peaceful protest as an instrument to destroy property and therefore undermining the security of our people.


    The meeting noted that South Africa has 13 public Holidays and that only May Day, Freedom Day and Election Day should be non - trading holidays.


    The meeting received a presentation on the NHI Bill by the minister of health. All in the meeting expressed broad support for the NHI Bill and it was agreed that there will be an alliance campaign to popularise the benefits of the NHI.
    The Alliance will support all programmes related to the implementation of NHI.


    The meeting received progress report with regard to the South Africa - Cuba Medical exchange programme - commonly known as the Cdes Castro Mandela Programme. The meeting was indeed encouraged by the completion of more than 700 medical students studying in Cuba and noted that they will be arriving in groups in the coming weeks. This historic and strategic programme stands to cement our long standing friendly relations between South Africa and the Republic of Cuba, whose contribution to our liberation struggle is unequalled. The programme also stands to benefit the overwhelming majority of our people, particularly the urban and the rural poor.  Moving forward, it was agreed that the programme has to be taken to the higher levels through coordination by national government.  The meeting agreed to conduct an audit of all South African students on scholarship programmes throughout the world with a view to reassert their skill requisite and their contribution towards the improvement of the living conditions of our people. This task should be coordinated by the Alliance Secretariat.


    The meeting received a report on IPPs and its also discussed the future of power stations whose life span had come to an end.

    The meeting agreed on the need for further, detailed and comprehensive discussion on energy security. The meeting also discussed the reported possible future closure of power stations, affordability of energy and its impact on the economy and jobs in particular. 


    The Secretariat will from this meeting identify issues which will be part of an Alliance Programme of Action. These will include on amongst others the following:

    A programme to tackle corruption and to dismantle the parasitic networks which have captured some sections of the state.
    Addressing issues that militate against the unity of the Alliance and the movement as a whole.
    Implementation of the National Health Insurance System.
    Violence against women and children


    The meeting received a report on the state of SOEs and this included the state of the country’s finances which also include details on tax and revenue policy.

    The meeting noted with concern about allegations of corruption in our SOEs and agreed on the need to enhance their administrative capacity to confront such challenges.


    The meeting encouraged our people to participate in the current parliamentary public hearings on the expropriation of land without compensation. It further acknowledged the Cabinet Committee to engage with traditional leaders in this regard and meetings already held between the ANC and the leadership of CONTRALESA. The Alliance Political Council also received a report about the cordial and friendly meeting between Cde President Ramaphosa and King Goodwill Zwelithini. The meeting further support the statement by the President of our country that government has no intentions to expropriate land held in trust by traditional leaders on behalf of communities.


    The meeting agreed that the next Alliance Political Council meeting will be held on the 15th and 16th July 2018. This meeting will on amongst others discuss the State Owned Enterprises and the Finances of the state.



    Pule Mabe

    National Spokesperson

    071 623 4975

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    SADC Develops Regional Strategy on Women, Peace and Security
    10 JUL, 2018 - 00:07
    Nyarai Kampilipili Correspondent

    Southern Africa has developed a regional framework that will serve as a guide on mainstreaming gender into the regional peace and security systems and processes.

    The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat a recent meeting of senior officials responsible for gender and women affairs in the region that the strategy will be launched at the SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government scheduled for August 17-18 in Windhoek, Namibia.

    The SADC Regional Strategy on Women, Peace and Security (2018-2022) aims to address challenges experienced by women and children by ensuring that they fully participate in peace and security activities, programmes and projects in the region.

    The strategy was first presented to senior officials at their meeting in Ezulwini, the Kingdom of Eswatini, in 2017 and was further presented to the Ministerial Council of the Organ for approval.

    The development of the strategy involved various stakeholders who included gender and security experts from all the SADC member states.

    The strategy and its accompanying action plan are to be implemented from 2018-2022 and member states have been urged to develop national action plans and mobilise resources to implement proposed activities at national level.

    Southern Africa is making significant progress towards promoting gender equality and equity in the region. However, there is need to maintain the momentum and push forward the regional gender agenda, particularly in issues to do with peace and security.

    This requires intensification of regional efforts to mainstream gender into peacebuilding and conflict resolution processes if sustainable peace is to be achieved.

    Although progress is being made in the development of strategies that mainstream gender in peace and security matters, the number of women and children being affected by conflict remains high.

    High-ranking women in the security sector in SADC member states remains low.

    For example, only three SADC member states have had women ministers of defence in the period 2009-2018. These are Botswana, Madagascar and South Africa.

    South Africa remains the only country in SADC with a woman Minister of Defence who has held the position since 2012.

    According to a 2015 UN Women report, women constitute fewer than 10 percent of peace negotiators globally, and only three percent of signatories to peace agreements.

    In this regard, there is need to include more women in peace processes so that their issues are mainstreamed into the negotiations.

    Other key issues being discussed by the SADC senior officials responsible for gender and women affairs during the annual meeting include the need to expedite processes towards combating trafficking in persons; accelerating efforts towards achieving 50:50 representation in politics and decision-making and the need for member states that have not signed the Agreement Amending the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development to do so.

    To date only Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Mozambique, eSwatini, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe have signed the agreement amending the protocol while Namibia and South Africa have indicated that they will sign during the SADC Summit in Namibia.

    The senior officials responsible for gender and women affairs meet prior to the annual meeting of SADC ministers responsible for gender and women affairs.

    The ministers meeting will discuss the SADC regional gender programme and share progress towards the implementation of gender commitments made by the countries.

    A total of 11 SADC member states – Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Tanzania, South Africa, Seychelles, Zambia and Zimbabwe – are attended the meeting, which ran from July 3-5 in Johannesburg.


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    The US took the first step in making good its threat to put a 10% tariff on $200 bln of Chinese goods in response to the PRC retaliating for the 25% tariff on $34 bln of its exports.  The US provided a list of products that will get the new tariffs after the public comment period is completed at the end of next month.  This time the list included numerous consumer goods, like digital cameras, baseball gloves, but have left off popular products, like cell phones, tablets, and personal computers.  

    China immediately objected and vowed to retaliate, but the tit-for-tat strategy is limited by the more modest US import penetration.  Still, there are various asymmetrical ways China can respond, and it may be best for it to just do it without making major announcements, such as squeezing US businesses operating in China, which incidentally sell more than $300 bln of goods there in addition to exports.  When considering the commercial relationship between the US and China, these domestically produced and sold goods are an important part even if the direct benefit to US employees is not straightforward.  

    The escalating trade confrontation is sucking the oxygen away from other issues and driving the capital markets today.  The broad response was to take equities and commodities lower and the dollar and bonds higher.  Among the major currencies, the Antipodean and Scandia have been hit the hardest.  The yen and Swiss franc are down the least.  The euro, yen, and sterling have largely been confined to yesterday's range.  In the emerging market space, the South African rand and Turkish lira are competing for the dubious honor of the weakest today, but nearly all emerging market currencies are lower. 

    The MSCI Asia Pacific Index closed poorly yesterday after turning back from the 20-day moving average.  It gapped lower today and its way to a 1% drop.   Some of the Asian markets open late, like India, Malaysia, and Indonesia fared better.  The Shanghai Composite ended a three-day rally with a 1.75% decline, and the yuan fell 0.6%.  

    The major European equity markets are off sharply.  The Dow Jones Stoxx 600 also gapped (slightly) lower.  It is threatening to end the six-day advance which was longest in four months.  The 1.1% decline through the European morning offset the gains seen in the past two sessions.  All of the main industrial sectors are lower, with materials, energy and financials hit the hardest.  

    The economic calendar has been light.  The main feature so far today has been the better than expected Japanese core machinery orders.  The 3.7% decline in May was smaller than expected after a 10.1% surge in April.  The year-over-year rate rose to 16.5% (from 9.6%), which is the strongest in three years.  The US reports June producer prices.  The market typically does not react much to the PPI report, but economists will scrutinize it for clues into tomorrow's more important CPI, where the headline is expected to creep a touch closer to 3% threshold.  

    One of the highlights today was going to be a Bank of Canada rate hike.  The fact that it is nearly fully discounted and the strong US dollar backdrop has kept the Canadian dollar on the defensive.  Indeed, the US tariffs on China and the strident attitude at NATO plays on the uncertainty that makes the central bank cautious.  It is not so much, perhaps, that the US is unpredictable, but rather that the course it has struck on is nearly the exact opposite of what has been the case.  That said, the Bank of Canada is one of the few major central banks that could match the anticipated tow hikes by the Fed here in H2 18.  We expect Governor Poloz to underscore the cautious approach but affirm that over time, it anticipates more accommodation can be removed. 

    The US 10-year auction takes on extra significance today after the rather poor 3-year note auction yesterday.  That auction saw the lowest bid-cover (2.51) since 2009 and the smallest takedown by indirect participants since 2014.  Given the market segmentation, it is possible that the soft demand may be limited to the short-end of the curve.  

    Another story from yesterday that will carry into today's session comes from the oil market.  There have been conflicting signals between the industry estimate of US oil inventory (API) and the government's measure (EIA).  Last week, the former reported a drawdown while the latter showed a 1.2 mln barrel build.  Yesterday, API again showed a 6.8 mln barrel liquidation.  Brent is off a little more than 2% today, offsetting the bulk of the gains over the past couple of sessions.  August WTI is off 0.8%, and it is giving back a little more than it gained in the week's first two sessions.  Dr. Copper is also sharply lower.  Prices had been trying to stabilize after sliding seven sessions into the end of last week.  It had gained almost 1% to start the week and pared those gains slightly yesterday.  Today it is off nearly 3% to new 12-month lows.  It had held the 38.2% retracement of the rally that began in early 2016 (~$279) but is though it now and looks headed toward the 50% retracement and the congestion from H1 17 near $263.  


    JEWISH KING JESUS IS COMING AT THE RAPTURE FOR US IN THE CLOUDS-DON'T MISS IT FOR THE WORLD.THE BIBLE TAKEN LITERALLY- WHEN THE PLAIN SENSE MAKES GOOD SENSE-SEEK NO OTHER SENSE-LEST YOU END UP IN NONSENSE.GET SAVED NOW- CALL ON JESUS TODAY.THE ONLY SAVIOR OF THE WHOLE EARTH - NO OTHER. 1 COR 15:23-JESUS THE FIRST FRUITS-CHRISTIANS RAPTURED TO JESUS-FIRST FRUITS OF THE SPIRIT-23 But every man in his own order: Christ the firstfruits; afterward they that are Christ’s at his coming.ROMANS 8:23 And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.(THE PRE-TRIB RAPTURE)

    LUKE 21:28-29
    28 And when these things begin to come to pass,(ALL THE PROPHECY SIGNS FROM THE BIBLE) then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption (RAPTURE) draweth nigh.
    29 And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree,(ISRAEL) and all the trees;(ALL INDEPENDENT COUNTRIES)
    30 When they now shoot forth, ye see and know of your own selves that summer is now nigh at hand.(ISRAEL LITERALLY BECAME AND INDEPENDENT COUNTRY JUST BEFORE SUMMER IN MAY 14,1948.)

    JOEL 2:3,30
    3 A fire devoureth (ATOMIC BOMB) before them;(RUSSIAN-ARAB-MUSLIM ARMIES AGAINST ISRAEL) and behind them a flame burneth: the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yea, and nothing shall escape them.
    30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke.(ATOMIC BOMB AFFECT)

    ZECHARIAH 14:12-13
    12 And this shall be the plague wherewith the LORD will smite all the people that have fought against Jerusalem; Their flesh shall consume away while they stand upon their feet,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their eyes shall consume away in their holes,(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB) and their tongue shall consume away in their mouth.(DISOLVED FROM ATOMIC BOMB)(BECAUSE NUKES HAVE BEEN USED ON ISRAELS ENEMIES)(GOD PROTECTS ISRAEL AND ALWAYS WILL)
    13 And it shall come to pass in that day, that a great tumult from the LORD shall be among them; and they shall lay hold every one on the hand of his neighbour, and his hand shall rise up against the hand of his neighbour.(1/2-3 BILLION DIE IN WW3)(THIS IS AN ATOMIC BOMB EFFECT)

    EZEKIEL 20:47
    47 And say to the forest of the south, Hear the word of the LORD; Thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I will kindle a fire in thee, and it shall devour every green tree in thee, and every dry tree: the flaming flame shall not be quenched, and all faces from the south to the north shall be burned therein.

    ZEPHANIAH 1:18
    18 Neither their silver nor their gold shall be able to deliver them in the day of the LORD'S wrath; but the whole land shall be devoured by the fire of his jealousy: for he shall make even a speedy riddance of all them that dwell in the land.

    MALACHI 4:1
    1 For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an oven;(FROM ATOMIC BOMBS) and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

    And here are the bounderies of the land that Israel will inherit either through war or peace or God in the future. God says its Israels land and only Israels land. They will have every inch God promised them of this land in the future.
    Egypt east of the Nile River, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, The southern part of Turkey and the Western Half of Iraq west of the Euphrates. Gen 13:14-15, Psm 105:9,11, Gen 15:18, Exe 23:31, Num 34:1-12, Josh 1:4.ALL THIS LAND ISRAEL WILL DEFINATELY OWN IN THE FUTURE, ITS ISRAELS NOT ISHMAELS LAND.12 TRIBES INHERIT LAND IN THE FUTURE

    Large fire caused by kite sent from Gaza rages outside Israeli kibbutz-Nine firefighting teams, 4 planes said participating in efforts to douse flames; second fire reported in area-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    Two fires blazed near Israeli communities near the Gaza Strip Saturday afternoon, caused by incendiary kites flown into Israel from the territory.A large fire was raging near Kibbutz Or Haner, Channel 10 news reported. Nine firefighting teams were at the scene, with the support of four firefighting aircraft.A second fire was reported near Kibbutz Nir Am.Officials said there was no current danger to the communities themselves.Recent months have seen an uptick in violence at the Gaza border, with weekly violent Palestinian protests, ongoing rocket attacks, and the new phenomenon of incendiary kites and balloons flown over the border, sometimes at a rate of several dozen each day.The incendiary devices have sparked near-daily fires that have burned thousands of acres of farmland, parks, and forests. Some have been found connected to explosive devices.On Friday police launched a campaign urging children to stay away from any unknown kites, balloons, or drones they may find on the ground this summer.On Friday thousands of Israelis took part in a rally near Gaza calling for the return of the bodies of IDF soldiers held by Hamas.Some 4,000 people took part in the Israeli event, waving Israeli flags and flying blue kites in a peaceful counter to the flaming airborne devices launched at Israel in recent months from Gaza.Separately Friday, a few thousand Palestinians participated in the weekly “March of Return” protests on the Gaza border. One was reported killed when a device he was holding exploded.

    Abbas adviser compares Israeli security at Temple Mount to Nazism, Inquisition-Mahmoud Habbash laments restrictions on Muslim access to Al-Aqsa Mosque: 'Are they trying to do to others what was done to them?'-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    A religious affairs adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas compared Israel’s security measures for Muslims at the Temple Mount compound to those employed against Jews during the Spanish Inquisition and the Holocaust.In remarks last week on Palestine TV, Mahmoud Habbash lamented restrictions on access to the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which sits on the holy site known in Arabic as Haram al-Sharif.“There are roadblocks, restrictions, closure of the gates, road closures, and age restrictions… People who are under 40 years of age are not allowed to pray,” Habbash said, according to a translation provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute.“Dear God! What is this? What historical age are we living in?” said Habbash, also the PA’s supreme Sharia judge. “In the days of the Inquisition? Are they trying to do to others what was done to them in the ghettos, in the Inquisition courts, or in the Nazi courts? Is this or is this not the Inquisition?”“It is an Israeli Zionist Inquisition, which is trying to violate one’s human dignity, and the dignity of religious belief and of human faith in God,” the PA official concluded.The Temple Mount houses the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosque, and is considered Islam’s third holiest site. It is the holiest place in Judaism, revered by Jews as the location of the Jewish Temples.Under the present arrangement instituted by Israel after it captured Jerusalem’s Old City in 1967, the site remains under Jordan’s religious custodianship. Jews are allowed to visit the compound under the existing arrangements but are barred from religious worship or prayer.Israel does not restrict access for Muslims in Israel, including East Jerusalem, to the site. It has sometimes closed the area to men under 40 at times of high security alert, but has not done so recently. It does routinely maintain restrictions on West Bank Palestinians entering the country, amid its overall security procedures.Israel and Jordan signed a peace accord in 1994, but relations have long been cold.Last July the holy site became the focus of a major crisis between Israeli authorities, Palestinians, and Jordan over security measures taken at the entrances to the compound. Metal detectors and cameras were installed following a deadly attack in which three Arab Israelis emerged from the site and shot dead two Israeli police officers using weapons that had been smuggled onto the Temple Mount. The upgraded security measures were all ultimately removed.Early last year Habbash warned that the Trump administration’s plans — since realized — to move the US embassy to Jerusalem were “a declaration of war on all Muslims.”

    Duterte vows to resign if anybody can prove God exists in a selfie-Days after calling God 'stupid,' controversial Philippine president implores heavily Catholic nation to produce photographic evidence of the divine-By AP-JUL 9,18-TOI

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine president, who recently sparked outrage for calling God stupid, has courted new controversy in his largely Roman Catholic country by saying he will resign if anybody can prove that God exists.President Rodrigo Duterte, who has had a thorny relationship with the church, questioned anew in a speech late Friday some of the basic tenets of the Catholic faith, including the concept of original sin, which he said taints even innocent infants and can only be removed through baptism in a church for a fee.“Where is the logic of God there?” Duterte asked in a speech at the opening of a science and technology event in southern Davao city.The 73-year-old leader said that if there’s “one single witness” who can prove, perhaps with a picture or a selfie that a human was “able to talk [with] and to see God,” he will immediately resign.Duterte, however, suggested that there must be a God or a supreme being that prevents billions of stars and celestial bodies from colliding in a frequency that could have long threatened the human race.Last week, he was slammed, including by some of his political allies, for calling God “stupid” in another speech, with one Catholic bishop calling him a “psychopath.”Duterte lamented in that speech that Adam and Eve’s sin in Christian theology resulted in all the faithful falling from divine grace.“Who is this stupid God? This son of a bitch is then really stupid,” he said last week. “You were not involved but now you’re stained with an original sin … What kind of a religion is that? That’s what I can’t accept, very stupid proposition.”Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV shot back at Duterte by describing him as “one evil man” and his remarks as “very much consistent with the deceitfulness, heartlessness, and ruthlessness of his policies.Presidential spokesman Harry Roque has defended his remarks, saying Duterte has the right to express his opinion on religion and cited the president’s previous disclosure that he was once sexually abused by a priest.Duterte on Friday recalled that experience, when he said he and other students were fondled by a foreign Jesuit priest, who has since died.Amid the criticisms, officials have arranged a meeting between Duterte and the head of the largest association of Catholic bishops on Monday. Filipino bishops opened an annual conference in Manila Saturday and were expected to address Duterte’s tirades when they conclude their meeting on Monday.Some Catholic bishops have been critical of Duterte’s brutal crackdown against illegal drugs, which have left thousands of suspects dead in reported clashes with the police, along with his vulgar and expletive-laden speeches. He once called Pope Francis a “son of a bitch” for sparking a monstrous traffic jam during a 2015 visit in Manila that trapped Duterte for hours.

    Fire likely cause of 2016 EgyptAir crash, French investigators say-Information acquired from flight recorders suggests blaze broke out and spread rapidly, 'causing the loss of control of the aircraft'; officials suspect phone or tablet to blame-By AFP-TOI-JUL 9,18

    French investigators said Friday a cockpit fire likely caused the 2016 EgyptAir MS804 crash that claimed the lives of 66 passengers and crew, contradicting Egyptian authorities who said explosives traces were found on the victims’ remains.France’s civil aviation accident bureau, known by its French acronym BEA, said that information gleaned from the flight recorders suggested that “a fire broke out in the cockpit while the plane was at cruising altitude and the fire spread rapidly, causing the loss of control of the aircraft.”The Airbus A320 was flying from Paris to Cairo on May 19, 2016 when it crashed into the southeastern Mediterranean, killing 66 people, including 40 Egyptians and 15 French citizens.French investigators had always leaned towards a mechanical fault as the cause of the crash, saying they suspected that a mobile phone or tablet had caught fire.An official Egyptian investigation suggested the plane had been bombed, claiming traces of explosives had been found on the victims’ remains. But a source close to the French investigation previously said no such traces were found by the team.The BEA said the crew could be heard discussing a fire on the cockpit voice recorder and that the plane’s automatic ACARS messaging system had flagged up smoke on board.It said it was waiting for Egypt to publish its final report into the crash to understand how the two countries arrived at a different conclusion.Times of Israel staff contributed to this report.

    Pope denounces ‘complicit silence’ on Mideast attacks against Christians-Francis and Orthodox patriarchs pray for peace in region 'covered by dark clouds of war, violence and destruction'-By Trisha Thomas and Nicole Winfield-TOI-JUL 9,18

    BARI, Italy (AP) — Pope Francis denounced the “complicit silence” that has allowed violence to consume the Middle East and drive tens of thousands of Christians from their homes, during a remarkable gathering Saturday of Orthodox patriarchs and Catholic leaders united in praying for peace in the region.Francis hosted the daylong ecumenical service in the symbolically rich Adriatic port city of Bari, considered a bridge between East and West and home to the relics of St. Nicholas, an important saint in the Orthodox world.Francis greeted the patriarchs outside the Basilica of St. Nicholas and together they descended to the crypt to pray before the relics and light a flame for peace symbolizing the unity of Christians.For years, the Vatican has voiced concern about the plight of Christians driven from Mideast communities that date to the time of Christ. Just last week, Francis decried intensified attacks in southern Syria that killed scores of people and forced tens of thousands to flee.In his opening prayer, Francis said the Middle East represented the source of Christianity, where ancient Christian rites and heritage are preserved and where “our very souls are rooted.”And yet, in recent years the region has been “covered by dark clouds of war, violence and destruction, instances of occupation and varieties of fundamentalism, forced migration and neglect,” he said.“All this has taken place amid the complicit silence of many,” he lamented. “The Middle East has become a land of people who leave their own lands behind.”In a prayer service punctuated by haunting Arabic chant and Catholic hymn, Francis said the Orthodox and Catholic leaders wanted to give voice to those who have none.“Indifference kills, and we desire to lift up our voices in opposition to this murderous indifference,” he said. “For the Middle East today is weeping, suffering and silent as others trample upon those lands in search of power or riches.”Among the patriarchs on hand was the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, as well as patriarchs from ancient churches of Alexandria, Antioch and Jerusalem. Notably absent from the gathering was Patriarch Kirill, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, which has been a strong supporter of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military intervention in Syria. Kirill sent his deputy, Metropolitan Hilarion.

    Spain emerges as EU's new weak link for Africa migration-[Reuters]-By Sonya Dowsett, Ahmed Eljechtimi and Gabriela Baczynska-YAHOONEWS-July 9, 2018

    TARIFA, Spain/RABAT/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Spain has become the new main entry point for asylum-seekers fleeing Africa, an influx that European Union officials fear could exacerbate political tensions across the region over migration.Around 19,000 asylum-seekers arrived in Spain in the first five months of this year, almost as many as arrived there in all of 2017, eclipsing for the first time the numbers flowing through north Africa to Italy.The surge has intensified in recent weeks as Italy's new government shut its ports to most asylum-seekers, rescue officials say.With the EU struggling to contain dissent over migration policy, some officials in Brussels say they worry that Spain could become a new flash-point, even as overall numbers of arrivals into Europe from Africa are in sharp decline."We must not let it blow up," an EU diplomat said.He said the Morocco-Spain route had been kept under control for years. "It's not dramatic for now, but we are keeping an eye on this one."Spain's new socialist prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, has been welcoming, and accepted two boat-loads of asylum-seekers denied port entry by Italy even as the number of boats from Morocco also rose.The asylum-seekers are arriving in mostly inflatable boats each week, often without enough fuel for the crossing, straining Spain's coastguard. Madrid is training more lifeguards to deal with the rising numbers, coastguard union officials say.People-smugglers in Morocco use a rights activist to contact the coastguard, advising it when boats set off for Spain, said coastguard official Oriol Estrada."The people traffickers know that the lifeguards are going to come for them," said Estrada, whose vessel has rescued around 1,200 people so far this year, more than 80 percent of its total for 2017."They call to say that a certain boat has left such-and-such a coast at a certain time with however many people. They even give the names of those aboard."A similar situation developed off Libya before Rome's recent crackdown, prompting Italy's ruling League party to accuse rescue ships of running a "taxi service".-'I WANT TO GO TO EUROPE'-Rescue officials working in the Strait of Gibraltar say more Asian migrants from countries like Pakistan and Sri Lanka are also crossing, another sign that smuggling networks are focusing more of their efforts on Spain.Morocco is a destination in itself for those fleeing poverty and violence in sub-Saharan Africa, but it has become more of a stepping stone as people determined to reach Europe realize the Libya-Italy route may be worse than futile, refugees say."In Libya I saw migrants being fired at with live ammunition. A friend of mine was killed in front of my eyes by a Libyan teenager," said Guinea migrant Oumar Dialo, who tried and failed to reach Europe via Libya before ending up in Morocco."I would never recommend Libya even to my enemy."Speaking in Rabat, Dialo said he had tried to reach Spain by crossing a fence on the border of Morocco and Spain's north African enclave of Ceuta, but fell and broke his leg. He said he would try to reach Spain again when the time was right, to pursue his dream of becoming a professional roller-skater."I want to go to Europe because I want to help my family and become a professional roller," he said.Morocco said it was boosting efforts to counter illegal immigration this summer, the busiest time for sea crossings."Morocco is committed to cooperating with its partners in the fight against illegal migration," government spokesperson Mustapha El Khalfi said.EU officials in Brussels are struggling to agree on a joint response to migration to calm tensions in Italy and Germany. Leaders signaled their concerns over Spain last week when they reached a new accord on the issue, pledging to support Madrid and Morocco to stem the tide.A Spanish government spokesman told Reuters the arrivals trend started more than a year ago and was not a result of any one factor. He added Spain is pushing for policy in Europe to be harmonized, however.There are early signs that Sanchez might feel political pressure to toughen his approach if the influx continues to pick up speed.Fernando Maura, foreign policy spokesman for the center-right opposition Ciudadanos party, said the prime minister's current approach risked creating a "pull factor"."When you send out a signal of this kind, it could well be received by those who want to come to Europe," he said.(This story was corrected to delete reference to record year in paragraph two.)(Additional reporting by Steve Scherer in ROME; Editing by Mark Bendeich and Sonya Hepinstall)


    GENESIS 6:11-13
    11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
    12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
    13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

    HOSEA 4:1-3
    1 Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land.
    2 By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood.
    3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away.

    DEUTORONOMY 28:22-24
    22  The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
    23  And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
    24  The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.


    LUKE 21:25-26
    25 And there shall be signs in the sun,(HEATING UP-SOLAR ECLIPSES) and in the moon,(MAN ON MOON-LUNAR ECLIPSES) and in the stars;(ASTEROIDS ETC) and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity;(MASS CONFUSION) the sea and the waves roaring;(FIERCE WINDS)
    26 Men’s hearts failing them for fear,(TORNADOES,HURRICANES,STORMS) and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth:(DESTRUCTION) for the powers of heaven shall be shaken.(FROM QUAKES,NUKES ETC)

    38 dead, nearly 50 reported missing as heavy rain hits Japan-People flee to rooftops and balconies, waving furiously at hovering rescue helicopters-By YURI KAGEYAMA-TOI-JUL 9,18

    TOKYO (AP) — Torrents of rainfall and flooding battered a widespread area in southwestern Japan on Saturday, with local media casualty reports climbing quickly. Public broadcaster NHK said 38 people were dead, four were injured seriously, and 47 were missing.Television footage showed a residential area in Okayama prefecture seeped in brown water spreading like a huge lake. Some people fled to rooftops and balconies and waved furiously at hovering rescue helicopters.Okayama prefecture said a man caught in a landslide died, and six others were missing. Evacuation orders had been issued to more than 360,000 people, the prefecture said in a statement.Throughout the affected areas, parked cars sat in pools of water. NHK TV said water had reached as high as 5 meters (16 feet) in the worst-hit areas.Kyodo news service, which put the death tally at 34 people, said one death was in a landslide in Hiroshima, which had set off a fire, while the body of a child was found in another area. NHK said a woman died in her home in Hiroshima when it got buried in a mudslide.Assessing overall casualties was a challenge because of the widespread damage. NHK repeatedly urged those awaiting rescue to not lose hope.In Ehime prefecture, a woman was found dead on the second floor of a home hit by a landslide, Kyodo said. Also in Ehime, two elementary-school girls and their mother, who got sucked into a mudslide, were rescued but their hearts weren’t beating, it said.Kyoto prefecture said it was working to control flooding at several dams and identified one fatality as a 52-year-old woman.Military water trucks were rushing to areas where water systems were no longer working, Okayama prefecture said. Troops in camouflage outfits helped people and pets reach dry land on small military boats.Evacuation orders or advisories were sent for 4.72 million people, and 48,000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police, and firefighters were mobilized for search missions, according to Kyodo.

    Recovery divers in Thai boat disaster confronted by underwater tomb-Volunteers leading grim task of retrieving bodies of 41 Chinese tourists from sunken vessel, including mothers still clutching their infants-By Elizabeth Law-TOI-JUL 9,18

    PHUKET, Thailand (AFP) — A scene of horror in the hull of a sunken boat: mothers still holding babies, their bodies suspended in water as the lower lounge of the Phoenix became a tomb in one of Thailand’s worst ever sea disasters.At least 41 people died — all Chinese tourists — when the Phoenix went down in rough seas on Thursday.Fifteen people are still missing but two days later flickers of hope for miracle survivals are all but extinguished.While some 48 passengers and crew managed to flee the sinking vessel by jumping into the sea or mounting life rafts, many were trapped in the main lounge as the pleasure boat plummeted 40 meters into the Andaman Sea.“It’s difficult… it’s traumatic… as you can imagine when you find dead bodies, children, kids, in the arms of the mother in the wreck,” said Philippe Entremont, the manager of a Phuket dive shop who was helping coordinate the underwater search.“But now the best thing to do for us, our job is to find the bodies and bring them back to the families,” the Frenchman added.Dozens of rescuers — including volunteers and recreational divers — have scoured the waters for two days, in an area known for its reefs.Most of Thailand’s diving experts have been diverted to the north to a rescue operation at a flooded cave where 12 schoolboys have been trapped for two weeks.That left volunteers in Phuket leading the grim task of trying to retrieve bodies from the sunken vessel.Entremont said those going down are specially trained to dive at depth — the boat has sunk to about 47 meters.South African Dominic Robnik, who has been involved in the search on both days, called the scenes “very, very sad.”“There was a lot of debris, shoes, glass, and even personal belongings, so we had to navigate through all that,” he said.Divers were positioned every five meters so recovered bodies were slowly passed up to the surface, Robnik said, adding that he had helped move at least six bodies.One body has been particularly hard to retrieve after it was trapped by the sunken boat, the divers said, adding that they were ready to bring in specialized equipment.But late Saturday afternoon, the underwater search was stopped with the Thai navy taking over the operation.The bodies would “surface naturally” according to Rear Admiral Charoenphone Khumrasee.It is the grim reality of boat disasters, said Entremont.“Maybe in a few days’ time we’ll find them on a beach somewhere drifting away.”


    EUROPEAN UNION-KING OF WEST-DAN 9:26-27,DAN 7:23-24,DAN 11:40,REV 13:1-10
    CHINA-KING OF THE EAST-DAN 11:44,REV 9:16,18
    VATICAN-RELIGIOUS LEADER-REV 13:11-18,REV 17:4-5,9,18



    GENESIS 6:11-13
    11 The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence.(WORLD TERRORISM,MURDERS)(HAMAS IN HEBREW IS VIOLENCE)
    12 And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
    13 And God said unto Noah, The end of all flesh is come before me; for the earth is filled with violence (TERRORISM)(HAMAS) through them; and, behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

    GENESIS 16:11-12
    11 And the angel of the LORD said unto her,(HAGAR) Behold, thou art with child, and shalt bear a son, and shalt call his name Ishmael;(FATHER OF THE ARAB/MUSLIMS) because the LORD hath heard thy affliction.
    12 And he (ISHMAEL-FATHER OF THE ARAB-MUSLIMS) will be a wild (DONKEY-JACKASS) man;(ISLAM IS A FAKE AND DANGEROUS SEX FOR MURDER CULT) his hand will be against every man,(ISLAM HATES EVERYONE) and every man's hand against him;(PROTECTING THEMSELVES FROM BEING BEHEADED) and he (ISHMAEL ARAB/MUSLIM) shall dwell in the presence of all his brethren.(LITERAL-THE ARABS LIVE WITH THEIR BRETHERN JEWS)

    ISAIAH 14:12-14
    12  How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer,(SATAN) son of the morning!(HEBREW-CRECENT MOON-ISLAM) how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!
    13  For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:
    14  I (SATAN HAS EYE TROUBLES) will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.(AND 1/3RD OF THE ANGELS OF HEAVEN FELL WITH SATAN AND BECAME DEMONS)

    JOHN 16:2
    2 They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service.(ISLAM MURDERS IN THE NAME OF MOON GOD ALLAH OF ISLAM)

    North Korea says talks with Pompeo were ‘regrettable’-Pyongyang accuses Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure it into abandoning its nukes even as the US describes the meetings as 'productive'-By ANDREW HARNIK and Matthew Lee-TOI-JUL 9,18

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea said Saturday that high-level talks with a US delegation led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo were “regrettable” and accused Washington of trying to unilaterally pressure the country into abandoning its nukes.The North’s statement came hours after Pompeo wrapped up two days of talks with senior North Korean officials without meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un but with commitments for new discussions on denuclearization and the repatriation of the remains of American soldiers killed during the Korean War.Before departing Pyongyang, Pompeo told reporters that his conversations with senior North Korean official Kim Yong Chol had been “productive,” conducted “in good faith,” and that “a great deal of progress” had been made in some areas. He stressed that “there’s still more work to be done” in other areas, much of which would be done by working groups that the two sides have set up to deal with specific issues.The North provided a much harsher assessment of the talks, saying that the United States betrayed the spirit of last month’s summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim by making “one-sided and robber-like” demands on “CVID,” or the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of North Korea.It said the outcome of the follow-up talks was “very concerning” because it has led to a “dangerous phase that might rattle our willingness for denuclearization that had been firm.”“We had expected that the US side would offer constructive measures that would help build trust based on the spirit of the leaders’ summit … we were also thinking about providing reciprocal measures,” an unnamed spokesman of Pyongyang’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement carried by the North’s official Korean Central News Agency.“However, the attitude and stance the United States showed in the first high-level meeting [between the countries] was no doubt regrettable,” the spokesman said.Pompeo said that a Pentagon team would be meeting with North Korean officials on or about July 12 at the border between North and South Korea to discuss the repatriation of remains and that working level talks would be held soon on the destruction of North Korea’s missile engine testing facility.In the days following his historic June 12 summit with Kim Jong Un in Singapore, President Donald Trump had announced that the return of the remains and the destruction of the missile facility had been completed or were in progress.Pompeo, however, said that more talks were needed on both.“We now have a meeting set up for July 12 — it could move by one day or two — where there will be discussions between the folks responsible for the repatriation of remains. [It] will take place at the border and that process will begin to develop over the days that follow,” he said as he boarded his plane for Tokyo.On the destruction of the missile engine plant, Pompeo said, “We talked about what the modalities would look like for the destruction of that facility as well, and some progress there as well, and then we have laid out a path for further negotiation at the working level so the two teams can get together and continue these discussions.”Earlier, Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol both said they needed clarity on the parameters of an agreement to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula that Trump and Kim Jong Un agreed to in Singapore. The trip was Pompeo’s third to Pyongyang since April and his first since the summit.Unlike his previous visits, which have been one-day affairs during which he has met with Kim Jong Un, Pompeo spent the night at a government guesthouse in Pyongyang and did not see the North Korean leader, although US officials had suggested such a meeting was expected. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said no meeting with Kim Jong Un had been planned.As they began their talks on Saturday, Kim Yong Chol alluded to the fact that Pompeo and his delegation had stayed overnight in Pyongyang.“We did have very serious discussions on very important matters yesterday,” Kim said. “So, thinking about those discussions you might have not slept well last night.”Pompeo, who spoke with Trump, national security adviser John Bolton, and White House chief of staff John Kelly by secure phone before starting Saturday’s session, replied that he “slept just fine.” He added that the Trump administration was committed to reaching a deal under which North Korea would denuclearize and realize economic benefits in return.Kim later said that “there are things that I have to clarify” to which Pompeo responded that “there are things that I have to clarify as well.”There was no immediate explanation of what needed to be clarified, but the two sides have been struggling to specify what exactly “denuclearization” would entail and how it could be verified to the satisfaction of the United States.Pompeo and Kim met for nearly three hours Friday and then had dinner amid growing skepticism over how serious Kim Jong Un is about giving up his nuclear arsenal and translating the upbeat rhetoric following his summit with Trump into concrete action.On his flight to Pyongyang, Pompeo said both sides made commitments at the Singapore summit on the complete denuclearization of North Korea and on what a transformed relationship between their two countries might look like.One hoped-for breakthrough on this trip would have been the return of the remains of US troops killed during the 1950-53 Korean War. North Korea committed at last month’s summit to the “immediate repatriation” of remains already identified, but that hasn’t happened yet.

    Thousands head home in south Syria after ceasefire deal, monitor says-Calm reported in Daraa region Saturday as sides finalize truce; regime troops celebrate recapture of border crossing with Jordan-By Agencies-TOI-JUL 9,18

    Thousands of displaced Syrians were heading home Saturday after rebels and the government reached a ceasefire deal in the south following more than two weeks of deadly bombardment, a monitor said.Under the agreement announced Friday after talks between rebels and regime ally Moscow, opposition fighters will hand over territory and heavy weapons in Daraa province near the Jordanian border.The Russia-backed regime offensive has displaced around 320,000 people since June 19, the United Nations says, including tens of thousands who fled south to the sealed border with Jordan.Calm reigned over the region on Saturday as the two sides finalized the ceasefire deal, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitoring group said.“People have started to return to their homes since yesterday, taking advantage of the calm,” Observatory chief Rami Abdel Rahman said.“More than 20,000 people have set off for home so far, heading to areas for which an accord has been reached in the southeastern Daraa countryside,” he said.But others “are scared to return to regime-controlled areas, fearing their children will be arrested,” Abdel Rahman said.The accord follows a string of similar deals with rebels for other areas of Syria, which have seen the regime retake more than 60 percent of the country, according to the Observatory.A government takeover of Daraa would be a symbolic victory for President Bashar Assad as the province was the cradle of the uprising against him seven years ago that led to civil war.More than 150 civilians have been killed in the regime bombing campaign on Daraa since June 19, the Observatory says.Under Friday’s deal, rebels are expected to hand over their heavy weapons, while those who reject the agreement will be bused with their families to the rebel-held northwestern province of Idlib, state media has said.Government forces will also take over “all observation posts along the Syrian-Jordanian border,” it said Friday, hours after the regime regained control of the vital Nassib border crossing with Jordan.Syrian soldiers celebrated the recapture of the main border crossing with Jordan Saturday, raising portraits of Assad and tearing down rebel flags.Troops captured the Naseeb border crossing a day earlier. State-run Ikhbariya TV showed troops at the crossing, some flashing victory signs and pumping fists in the air as they shouted pro-Assad slogans. A soldier could be seen hoisting the Syrian flag on top of a watchtower. Another tore down the rebel flag from a building.One officer told the TV outlet that troops have taken up positions along the border with Jordan and are removing illegal crossing points.“We have ended their existence,” he said of the rebels. “They have no future anymore, God willing.”State-run news agency SANA said the army deployed at the crossing after combing and clearing it of the remnants of “terrorist groups.” It said Syrian army units have also established control over the town of Nuaima in the past 24 hours.The rebels seized control of the crossing in 2015, severing a lifeline for Syrian exports and disrupting a trade route between Syria and Jordan, Lebanon and the oil-rich Gulf countries.The rebels in southern Syria once received significant backing and support from the US that has receded and all but dried up over the past few years. Although the US government negotiated a deescalation agreement for southern Syria last year, it has remained silent as Assad’s forces marched onto Daraa in the past two weeks.The government’s offensive near the Israeli border began on June 19, and is now expected to turn more forcefully toward retaking Quneitra, potentially setting up a clash between Israel and Hezbollah and Iran unless they agree to stay away from the area as Israel demands.

    Israeli spy firm targeted NGOs tied to Soros before Hungary election — report-Agents for secretive intel company obtained recordings later used by PM Viktor Orban to claim Jewish billionaire is trying to take control of the country, POLITICO reports-By TOI staff-JUL 9,18

    Secretive Israeli intelligence firm Black Cube was hired to engage in a campaign to discredit local NGOs, along with individuals connected to Jewish billionaire George Soros, ahead of Hungary’s presidential election earlier this year, POLITICO reported Friday.Recordings made by operatives of the Tel Aviv-based company were then used by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to attack rights groups and Soros himself in the days leading up to his landslide election victory in April, the report said.The magazine cited a former employee of the firm as well as an individual with knowledge of the organization who both confirmed the details. It provided numerous pieces of evidence backing up its claim, including addresses and names of fake individuals and companies used in the operation which Black Cube has used in the past.Politico said operatives for the company met with officials from local civil rights groups under false pretenses and identities, and made compromising recordings of those officials.Recordings included statements on efforts to lobby foreign governments to pressure Hungary against legislation cracking down on those NGOs. These were leaked to The Jerusalem Post and the state newspaper Magyar Idok, which both published stories on the issues.Orban himself used them in claiming enemies inside and outside Hungary were attempting to gain control of the country.“Soros’s people will be installed in government — this is what the ‘Soros Leaks’ recordings tell us,” Orban said in one interview before the election, in quotes provided by POLITICO.“If Soros’s people have influence in government, they will occupy the Hungarian energy sector and the banking system. And the Hungarian people will pay the price for that.”It is not known who hired Black Cube to allegedly conduct the operation. The report’s two sources were unable to confirm whether the money the Israeli firm was given for its work came from the Hungarian government, and a spokesman for the latter declined to comment on the claims.A spokesperson for Black Cube told the news magazine that the company’s policy is to not confirm or deny such claims made regarding its operations.Since 1979, the Hungarian-born Soros has funneled tens of billions of dollars into his Open Society Foundations (OSF), which in turn fund civil society groups around the world.Orban, who based his campaign on demonizing migrants, accuses Soros and organizations supported by his Open Society Foundations of seeking to allow thousands of immigrants into Hungary.In the lead up to the campaign, Orban’s Fidesz party plastered the country with billboards “warning” about Soros.One of them depicted the philanthropist and opposition candidates holding wire-cutters to destroy the razor-wire fence that Orban erected on the Serbian border in 2015 to keep out migrants.Orban and his government repeatedly attacked Soros using language that some critics have said has anti-Semitic undertones.While Black Cube has been accused of involvement in controversial dealings in the past, the POLITICO report claims the Hungarian presidential campaign would be the first time the private intelligence firm’s work has been allegedly used in an election campaign.As part of the operation, Black Cube agents met with the NGO staffers and Soros allies in various cities across Europe and the US pretending to be supporters. They used fake aliases, but two of them had “discernible Israeli accents,” those who met with them told POLITICO.After meetings with the intelligence firm’s targets were completed, information on the fabricated companies the agents had pretended to represent was deleted from the internet and telephone numbers were disconnected.-Black Cube logo-According to POLITICO, one of the fake email addresses given by Black Cube agents had been used in another operation launched by the private intelligence firm targeting actress Rose McGowan, after she accused Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein of rape.A Black Cube board member later apologized for his firm’s work on behalf of Weinstein, and said it would not have assisted the disgraced producer had it had known it was helping suppress sexual assault allegations against him.Black Cube’s name has come up in a number of other high-profile intelligence gathering operations.In May, the New Yorker magazine reported that the firm was allegedly hired by aids to US President Donald Trump to dig up dirt on Obama officials in order to discredit the Iran nuclear deal.The operation in 2017 reportedly targeted Ann Norris, a former US State Department official who is married to Ben Rhodes, a foreign-policy adviser to former president Barack Obama and a prominent advocate of the Iran nuclear deal. It also targeted Rebecca Kahl, a former program officer at the National Democratic Institute and the wife of the former Obama administration foreign-policy adviser Colin Kahl.And Christopher Wylie, the whistleblower who revealed that data analysts Cambridge Analytica had harvested details of 50 million Facebook users and used the material in Trump’s election campaign, also told the British parliament that Black Cube was involved in a hacking scheme targeting the president of Nigeria.Black Cube denied involvement in both operations, in apparent deviations from its aforementioned policy of not confirming or denying reports on its work.Along with a second private intelligence company, Psy-Group, it is being sued for alleged defamation in a Canadian lawsuit by hedge fund West Face Capital Inc., for $500 million in damages. In one instance cited in that case, a Black Cube operative is alleged to have tried to entrap a retired Canadian judge into making anti-Semitic comments.In response to a Times of Israel request for comment on that case, Black Cube said last month: “It is Black Cube’s policy to never discuss its clients with any third party, and to never confirm or deny any speculation made with regard to the company’s work. Referencing Black Cube has become an international sport during 2018. It is important to note that Black Cube always operates in full compliance of the law in every jurisdiction in which it conducts its work, following legal advice from the world’s leading law firms.”

    Iran executes 8 over 2017 Islamic State attack on Tehran-Mass hangings take place over a year after assault on parliament and shrine of Ayatollah Khomeini that killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50-By Amir Vahdat and Jon Gambrell-TOI-JUL 9,18

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran said Saturday it executed eight people convicted in the 2017 Islamic State group attack on parliament and the shrine of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini in Tehran.The June 7, 2017 attack has so far been the only assault by the Sunni extremists inside of Shiite Iran, which has been deeply involved in the wars in Iraq and Syria where the militants once held vast territory.The judiciary’s official Mizan news agency and semi-official news agencies in Iran acknowledged the executions Saturday, but did not say when they took place. Executions in Iran are carried out by hangings.While Iran is one of the world’s top enforcers of the death penalty, such mass executions are rare. In August 2016, human rights activists criticized Iran for carrying out the mass execution of 20 Sunni militants from a group identified as Jihad and Tawhid after a six-year trial. In August 2007, Iran hanged seven men convicted of rape in Mashhad at the same time.Mizan noted in its report that the executions came after the eight men had been tried and convicted in a trial that included both eyewitness testimony and video footage showing their involvement.“These eight worked directly … in martyring and wounding a number of innocent compatriots,” Mizan said.The news agencies on Saturday named those executed as Soleiman Mozafari, Esmail Sufi, Rahman Behrouz, Majed Mortezai, Sirous Azizi, Ayoub Esmaili, Khosro Ramezani and Osman Behrouz.The Islamic State attack killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 50. It saw gunmen carrying Kalashnikov assault rifles and explosives storm the parliament complex where a legislative session had been in progress, starting an hours-long siege.Meanwhile, gunmen and suicide bombers also struck outside Khomeini’s mausoleum on Tehran’s southern outskirts. Khomeini led the 1979 Islamic Revolution that toppled the Western-backed shah to become Iran’s first supreme leader until his death in 1989.The assault shocked Tehran, which largely has avoided militant attacks in the decades after the tumult surrounding the Islamic Revolution.Over a dozen others remain on trial over the attack. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard responded to the attack by launching six missiles into eastern Syria targeting IS militants.Iran was second only to China in 2017 in the number of known executions carried out, according to Amnesty International. Iran executed over 500 people last year, according to the group.The IS executions come as controversy still swirls in Iran surrounding the country’s mass executions of 1988 near the end of the Iran-Iraq War. Activists at the time said Iran executed as many as 5,000 people after sham trials of Communists, Kurdish separatists, political prisoners and members of an Iranian exile group known as the Mujahedeen-e-Khalq.The executions represent one of the darkest moments of Iran’s post-revolution history and are still not recognized by its government.

    Two US destroyers sail into Taiwan Strait: Taiwan gov't-[AFP]-YAHOONEWS-July 7, 2018

    Taipei (AFP) - Two United States warships entered the Taiwan Strait on Saturday, the Taiwanese government said, at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Beijing.The destroyers USS Mustin and USS Benfold sailed into the narrow waterway separating Taiwan and China on Saturday morning and were expected to continue on a northeast course, Taiwan's defence ministry said in a statement."The military is monitoring the situation in neighbouring areas, and has the confidence and abilities to maintain regional stability and defend national security," the statement added.A defence ministry official told AFP the ships were still in the strait on Saturday night, sailing in what he described as international waters.The warships’ entry into the strait comes as Washington and Beijing are locked in a trade war and as tensions escalate between Beijing and Taipei.China sees self-ruling democratic Taiwan as part of its territory to be reunified, but the island sees itself as a sovereign country.Although the US does not have official diplomatic relations with Taiwan, it is its most powerful ally and biggest arms supplier.China has stepped up diplomatic and military pressure on Taiwan since Beijing-sceptic President Tsai Ing-wen took office two years ago as her government refuses to acknowledge that the island is part of "one China."Relations between the US and Taiwan have warmed recently as President Donald Trump signed legislation paving the way for mutual visits by top officials and the US government approved a licence required to sell submarine technology to Taiwan.

              South African woman strips naked and runs mad on the day of her husband's burial       Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    Her in-laws allegedly accused her of killing her husband for his wealth and she allegedly ran mad on the day of his burial because she was 'guilty'. This is due to the effect of "black magic" that her in-laws allegedly used to "expose her".
               Regional winners of FIATA’s Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year award announced      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
    In the year that leading international freight insurer TT Club celebrates its 50th anniversary, FIATA’s Young International Freight Forwarder of the Year Award (YIFFYA) also passes a significant milestone. The 2018 competition witnesses the 20th year of support and collaboration between TT Club and FIATA. Sponsorship of FIATA’s YIFFYA continues to be a priority for TT Club.  TT Club believes the annual award and the associated entry process is crucial in identifying, recognising and encouraging young talent throughout the freight forwarding community around the world.  The four regional finalists, selected this year from among 17 entries representing national forwarding associations globally, are: Region Africa/Middle East:   Miss Tjaka Segooa, South Africa – SAAFFRegion Americas:                   Mrs Kendyl Baptiste, Canada -- CIFFA            Region Asia/Pacific:               Miss Sarah Kate Skrypec, Australia -- CBFCA           Region Europe:                      Mr Louis Perrin, UK – BIFAThe entries this year were, as ever, of a high standard and drew from a wide range of dissertation topics. The work of the entrants demonstrated the complexity of processes carried out within the global supply chain and the logistics skills required to serve it.The diverse subjects covered by the dissertations of this year's entrants included live plants, super cars, flexi-tanks, aid shipments, aircraft components, Antarctic ice and a rhinoceros.    Later this year the regional finalists will travel to FIATA's World Congress hosted by the Federation of Freight Forwarders’ Associations India in New Delhi, India (26th – 29th September) in order to present their dissertations to the steering committee and for the final judging and announcement of the international award winner. The prize to be awarded to the winner principally consists of practical and academic training, including a week based at one of TT Club's regional centres in London, Hong Kong or New Jersey plus a week in TT Club’s Head Office in London. Additionally, one year's subscription to the International Transport Journal (ITJ) is granted to all four regional winners.  Mike Yarwood, TT Club’s Senior Loss Prevention Executive and Chairman of the Award Steering Committee commented, "This award aims to contribute to the development of quality professionals in the freight forwarding industry and rewards young talent with valuable training. At TT Club, we are proud to have been a sponsor of the award since its inception and firmly believe in the importance of nurturing the talents and enhancing the skills of young individuals in freight forwarding."Thomas Sim, Chairman of FIATA’s Advisory Body Vocational Training, mentioned, “For an emerging young freight forwarder, the YIFFYA is a great platform to immediately be seen by such a wide audience and the press,  and the winning candidate receives generous support from the TT Club team and sponsor. I am extremely excited for this amazing opportunity to showcase young professionals in the pursuit of a successful career.”TT Club

    Source: Transportweekly
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              President Must Testify Over 1979 Diplomat Disappearance: Court      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


    El Salvador’s Supreme Court said on Tuesday President Salvador Sanchez Ceren, a former guerrilla leader, must give evidence over the disappearance of a South African diplomat kidnapped in the run-up to the country’s bloody civil war. The ruling came after the family of then-South African ambassador Archibald Gardner Dunn filed a lawsuit blaming ex-guerrilla group […]

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              Nigeria Leads As African Startups Attract $168.8m In 6 Months      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   


    Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt and South Africa have led the African technology startup ecosystem which in the first half of 2018 attracted $168.6 million spread across 118 deals, outstripping the 2017 annual funding mark of $167.7 million. According the African Startup and Venture Capitalist Ecosystem Report for the first six months of 2018 authored by Weetracker […]

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              How to prepare for the future of work      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   
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              Great Summer Reads Countdown Blitz - Queen Immortal -Kaci Morgan      Cache   Translate Page   Web Page Cache   

    Kaci Morgan is the author of The Queen Immortal Series. She found her passion for writing later in life, but for the last eight years she has worked on honing the craft to the best of her ability by attending local classes, seminars, and reading books about the craft and in the genre. 

    As a wife and mother, she feels that writing has helped her to find a sense of purpose, and to understand that hard work and determination are the keys to unlocking our dreams.

    Secrets can be agents of destruction, Queen Beza learns after three-hundred years of ruling. Unable to produce an heir, and on the hunt for a sibling who should have never been born, Beza struggles to understand what the Gods and Goddesses have planned for her. Unable to come to terms with past discretions, she pushes away what might be her last chance at love, focusing only on the murder and betrayal going on all around her.

    Immortal as Beza might be, she soon finds her life, and queendom crumbling underneath the burden of a brother, so named the lost king, who holds more legitimacy to the throne than she herself. Can she find him before his shadow becomes her devastation?

    Top Ten List:

    Top 8 favorite things (aside from my family, because of course they are number 1):

    1. Writing. This is obvious, but I didn't know that I enjoyed it so much until I was 26. I am so glad I found this passion. It has given me a new purpose to my life. 
    2. Chocolate, specifically Guittard chocolate chips straight