Impressive Cornwall blank Cedric Titus

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU: Defending champions St Elizabeth Technical numbered among the list of victors in yesterday’s matches in the second round of the ISSA-FLOW daCosta Cup, edging a spirited Holmwood Technical 1-0 at Manchester High School, while Cornwall College impressed with victory over Cedric Titus. The three points gave them joint lead of Zone Three, on points, as Lennon High stamped their class all over Mile Gully in a 4-0 win. There were fine victories for Rusea’s, Cornwall College, Dinthill, Clarendon College and Petersfield, as the seeded teams begun their quest for a place in the last 16, from which the winners of each zone will contest the FLOW Super Cup against Manning Cup opposition. In the first game of the Jarrett Park double-header, St James High were lucky to escape with a 0-0 draw against Spot Valley in their Zone Two opening match. The draw gave them a share of the points with former winners Rusea’s, courtesy of their 1-0 win over Godfrey Stewart at Frome. Rusea’s lead the zone standings with three points. Spot Valley and St James are next with a point each. Godfrey Stewart, the 2005 champions, are languishing at the foot of the standings. However, it was all about Cornwall College in the day’s second fixture at Jarrett Park. Striker Peter-Lee Vassell fired a brace to carry the Dr Dean Weatherley-coached team to a resounding 3-0 win over Cedric Titus. The Cedric Titus team never looked like taking the game to Cornwall and suffered, as the ploy to soak up pressure backfired and Vassell in particular was severe in his execution. Playing in his first game of the season, Vassell netted the opener in the seventh minute and got his second goal of the match in the 77th minute. His strike partner, Jourdaine Fletcher, found the target in the 47th minute. HAPPY WITH OUTCOME Weatherley said he was happy with the outcome of the game, adding that his players were now settled into the belief that they can be special this season. “It was a very hard fought match. This is the difference from the preliminary round; it’s where teams start to shine and today I think we did that,” Weatherley said. “We have some brilliant players, but Peter-Lee is a special talent and his two goals today opened his appetite I think, so now we look forward to our next game Saturday against Petersfield.” Elsewhere, Dinthill rallied from a goal and a man down to edge Port Antonio 1-0 in Zone Six. Yesterday’s results Holmwood 0 STETHS 1 Lennon 4 Mile Gully 0 Clarendon 4 Manchester 1 St James 0 Spot Valley 0 Dinthill 2 Port Antonio 1 Godfrey Stewart 0 Rusea’s 1 Today’s matches Glenmuir vs Bog Walk at Juice Beef Complex Garvey Maceo vs Little London at Juice Beef Complex Brimmervale vs Steer Town at Highgate Community Centre Lacovia vs STETHS at STETHS Fair Prospect vs Alston at Lynch Park St Mary Tech vs Ocho Rioslast_img read more

COINNIGH AG DUL! DONEGAL MARATHON BECOMES A BI-LINGUAL RACE!

first_imgThe Steering Committee of the Donegal Marathon have just announced that they will be adopting a bi-lingual approach to the Donegal marathon for this year and into the future. Committee Chairman, Mr. Dessie Larkin said the Donegal Marathon is the People’s Marathon and organisers want to reflect that by making it as inclusive as possible for all.“We feel that taking this bilingual approach reflects the large Gaeltacht areas of our county that will become a backdrop for much of the local training programmes that will be embarked on in the coming months by competitors from all walks of life and background.” The logo has been adapted and is now bilingual and you will notice that the signage throughout the county will also have a bilingual element.Here are a few phrases that might serve the spectator well if you wish to encourage our brave competitors on the 24th August as they set out to conquer the course and their own personal challenges.Keep going! = Coinnigh ag dul!You can do it! = Is féidir leat é a dhéanamh! You’re nearly there! = Tá tú beagnach ann!Well done! = Maith thú!Speaking of training programmes, Donegal Marathon will also be bringing to you in the coming months some great advice from experts in the field on many topics associated with first class preparation for such an event.Topics will:Provide general information on the marathon / half marathon event start times, routes, expected numbers, registration details, contact detail etc. Meet athletes who have completed marathons and half marathons of all abilities.Provide practical information by way of presentation  and an information stand to potential participants, this info could be around planning your marathon / half marathon, training tips, clothing and footwear selection, injury management, nutrition and hydration and anything else we can fit into a couple of hours.The committee also hope to run some of these information sessions and interested parties can discuss their queries with an expert that may be able to provide some illuminating insights and useful tips for those in training.Now, let’s get those shoes on, stop reading, and start running! We look forward to welcoming you all at the starting line. For more information visit:www.donegalmarathon.ie or facebook @donegalmarathonCOINNIGH AG DUL! DONEGAL MARATHON BECOMES A BI-LINGUAL RACE! was last modified: May 7th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DONEGAL MARATHONlast_img read more

Check out this potential 2018/19 Arsenal lineup

first_imgAfter 22 years of Arsene Wenger at the helm, Arsenal will have a new boss in the dugout for next season.The Frenchman created a legacy in north London, implementing a style of football which reinvigorated the club and revitalised the Premier League and English football as a whole.While the appointment of former Paris Saint-Germain boss Unai Emery certainly was met with cautious optimism, there is an acceptance from those close to the club it will take time to sort out the issues at the Emirates.While the rumours linking Manchester United midfielder Marouane Fellaini with a move have been met with hilarity by the vast majority of fans, the free transfer of Stephan Lichsteiner represents a shrewd piece of business.A move for a new goalkeeper has also been mooted, with rumours of Barcelona back-up shot-stopper Jasper Cillessen arriving in north London gathering momentum.Defensive reinforcements will also be a priority for Emery, with a move for Borussia Dortmund centre-half Sokratis Papastathopoulos expected to be completed by the end of the week.So just how could they look before the Premier League season kicks off on Saturday, August 18? Scroll down to have a look at talkSPORT.com’s potential Arsenal 2018/19 lineup.GK. Jasper Cillessen 13 13 LB. Nacho Monreal 13 13 CM. Aaron Ramsey 13 13 13 CAM. Marouane Fellaini RB. Stephan Lichsteiner POTENTIAL ARSENAL LINE UP FOR 2018/19? 13center_img CM. Granit Xhaka 13 13 13 LAM. Henrikh Mkhitaryan 13 13 Will this be how the Gunners linE up next season under Unai Emery? ST. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang CB. Sokratis Papastathopoulos CB. Shkodran Mustafi RAM. Mesut Ozillast_img read more

DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS

first_imgMemories of the Past in St. Connell’s Museum & Heritage Centre:Today Saturday 24th August from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. Traditional Craft Workers will be in St. Connell’s Museum & Heritage Centre, Glenties demonstrating their traditional crafts and skills. There will also be guided tours of the Museum. Partial wheelchair access. For more information (087)6542203.Irish Dance Classes: Irish Dance Classes will resume on Tuesday 3rd September in the Highlands Hotel, Glenties Beginners and Junior Dancers are welcome at 4 p.m. Advance Class at 5 p.m.Wedding Bells:Congratulations and best wishes to Daniel Furey, son of Patsy and Bried Furey, Ard Patrick, Glenties and his bride Jamie Lee Fox, Sligo who were married in Sligo Cathedral on Saturday 17th August 2013. The reception was held in The Diamond Coast Hotel, Eniscrone and the honeymoon is being spent in Las Vegas and Cancun.Bingo: Winners at the Bingo on Tuesday 13/08/2013 were – € 50 winners – Sally McGuigan, Patrick McHugh, Nora Gallagher, Breidin Keeney, Rosaleen Gallagher, Nancy Dorrian, Kathleen McGlynn, Bernadette McDevitt, Mamie McGeehan, Fergus Roarty, Gazley, Mary Furey, and Eimear Doherty; € 100 Winners – Margaret Reilly, Rose Boyle, Emma Sweeney, Maura Gallagher, Kitty McGlynn, Amanda O’Connell, Mary Duffy, Charlie McLaughlin and Kay McGeehan; € 40 Winner – Mary Duffy; € 300 Winner – Winnie Long.Connell’s Museum & Heritage Centre Society Limited, Glenties:St. St.Connell’s Museum Committee would like to thank all their subscribers for their generous donations to their recent Church Gate Collection which came to € 650. This will be a great help in enabling The Committee to carry on The Museum.Big Bingo:Big Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre on the 10th September 2013 at 9 p.m. Doors will open from 7.30pm. Every line €100, every house €300. Jackpot €2000 paid out on the night. Snooker:Snooker room is available from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. every day.Anyone who would like to book the Community Centre ring 0872679321.Positions Available: Glenties Community Centre Amalgamated C. E. Scheme are recruiting new participants for their scheme which will commence on 26/09/2013. Any one interested should email glentiescommunitycentre@yahoo.ie or ring 087 9695053. Fás criteria apply.Glenties Community Centre:Bingo in the Glenties Community Centre every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Every line € 50, every house € 100, if not won jackpot will be €7900 on 45 numbers or less on the 27/08/2013. If not won on the night € 300 will be paid out. In house draws.Donegal Leprosy Fund Church Gate Collection:The Donegal Leprosy Fund Church Gate Collection taken up on 3rd & 4th August amounted to € 530.85. Thank you to all who supported this cause.You can send YOUR community news to info@donegaldaily.comDD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWS was last modified: August 24th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:DD LOCAL: GLENTIES COMMUNITY NEWSlast_img read more

Liverpool vs Chelsea headlines Premier League Match-Day 34

first_imgTottenham Hotspurs vs Huddersfield TownTottenham Hotspur Stadium, LondonSaturday, 13-04-2019 @2:30pmReferee: Lee MasonTottenham’s top scorer Harry Kane misses out because of his latest ankle injury, so Son Heung-min or Fernando Llorente will play up front. Deli Alli is doubtful with a fractured hand, while Serge Aurier, Eric Dier and Erik Lamela are all still out.Huddersfield head coach Jan Siewert has intimated that he will again rotate his squad as he plans for next season. Isaac Mbenza is a doubt due to illness but Demeaco Duhaney and Laurent Depoitre are nearing full fitness.Tottenham are unbeaten in seven top-flight matches against Huddersfield since a 2-1 home defeat in April 1956 (W4, D3). Huddersfield have lost all three Premier League meetings by an aggregate score of 8-0. Spurs could win their first four Premier League games against a particular opponent without conceding for just the second time, having also done it versus Cardiff.Tottenham have lost four of their past six league fixtures, ending a five-match winless streak by beating Crystal Palace last time out. They have won both matches played at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in all competitions and are yet to concede a goal at their new home. Spurs have lost four of their eight league matches following Champions League fixtures this campaign. They have won 14 and lost just two of their 16 league games against the sides currently in the bottom half of the table. Tottenham have scored 12 of their last 14 Premier League goals in the second half of games. They have conceded 14 of their 34 league goals, or 41%, in the last 15 minutes of their matches.Brighton vs AFC BournemouthThe American Express Community Stadium, East SussexSaturday, 13-04-2019 @5pmReferee: Kevin FriendBrighton winger Solly March could be involved against Bournemouth, having returned to training following a calf injury. Long-term absentee Pascal Gross is also training again but Saturday’s game is likely to come too soon.Diego Rico is Bournemouth’s latest injury absentee with an ankle ligament problem. He joins the likes of fellow defenders Charlie Daniels, Simon Francis and Steve Cook on the sidelines.Bournemouth are unbeaten in the past nine league meetings, winning five and drawing four. However, Brighton have lost only one of the last 14 home encounters (W7, D6).Burnley vs Cardiff CityTurf Moor, BurnleySaturday, 13-04-2019 @5pmReferee: Mike DeanPhil Bardsley missed Burnley’s last game after cutting his leg on a ping-pong table and is a major doubt for Saturday’s match. Peter Crouch remains absent after appendix surgery, while Aaron Lennon and Steven Defour are also still out.Cardiff have no fresh injury concerns, with long-term absentees Sol Bamba and Callum Paterson again sidelined by knee and ankle injuries respectively. Reserve keeper Alex Smithies could make his return for the under-23s next week.Nine of the last 13 meetings have been draws. Burnley’s win in the reverse fixture in September was their first in 14 matches against Cardiff. The Clarets haven’t lost a home game against Cardiff since May 1988, winning six and drawing eight since then.Fulham vs EvertonCraven Cottage, LondonSaturday, 13-07-2019 @5pmReferee: Lee ProbertFulham are set to make several changes after being relegated at Watford, with Andre Schurrle and Timothy Fosu-Mensah among those pushing for recalls. Alfie Mawson and Floyd Ayite are back in training but not yet available.Everton manager Marco Silva is expected to keep faith with the same starting XI who secured a third successive league win last weekend. Michael Keane has recovered from illness, while Morgan Schneiderlin returns following an ankle injury.Fulham are on a club record 10-game winless league run against Everton (D2, L8). Everton are unbeaten in five of the last six visits to Fulham (D2, W3), having lost their first seven Premier League trips to Craven Cottage.Southampton vs WolvesSt. Mary’s Stadium, HampshireSaturday, 13-04-2019 @5pmReferee: Jonathan MossSouthampton have on-loan striker Danny Ings available once again after he was ineligible to play against parent club Liverpool last time out. Mario Lemina is still recovering from abdominal surgery, and Michael Obafemi is out for the rest of the season.Wolves will recall goalkeeper Rui Patricio, who made way for John Ruddy in the FA Cup last weekend. Centre-back Ryan Bennett could also be restored to the starting line-up, with Romain Saiss preferred at Wembley.Wolves are unbeaten in the past six meetings in all competitions, winning the last four. Saints are without a goal in five hours and 39 minutes against Wolves since Alex Pearce scored in a 2-1 home Championship defeat in November 2008.Man United vs West Ham Old Trafford, ManchesterSaturday, 13-04-2019 @7:30pmReferee: Graham ScottAshley Young and Luke Shaw are suspended for Manchester United, while Nemanja Matic is a doubt because of illness. Ander Herrera, Eric Bailly, Alexis Sanchez and Antonio Valencia remain sidelined by injuries.West Ham winger Michail Antonio returns after missing the defeat at Chelsea because of an ankle problem. Samir Nasri is absent with a calf injury sustained in the warm-up at Stamford Bridge. Jack Wilshere is fit again after an ankle injury but will play a second game for the under-23s before making a first-team return.West Ham could claim a league double against Manchester United for the first time since the 2006-07 season. They have only lost two of the past eight league meetings (W2, D4). However, United are unbeaten in the last 10 meetings at Old Trafford, winning eight and drawing two.United have lost four of their past five matches in all competitions. They could lose three consecutive league and cup fixtures for the first time since September 2016. The Red Devils have not kept a clean sheet for eight games in all competitions – their longest run since a 10-match sequence in 2012. They are unbeaten in 13 home league games (W8, D5), last losing at Old Trafford on 27 August against Tottenham. Romelu Lukaku has scored in five successive home appearances against West Ham in the Premier League.Crystal Palace vs Man CitySelhurst Park, LondonSunday, 14-04-2019 @4:05pmReferee: Martin AtkinsonCrystal Palace defender James Tomkins will miss the rest of the season after injuring his groin at Newcastle. Fellow centre-back Mamadou Sakho remains out with a knee problem but Max Meyer is available after sitting out the last game because of illness.Manchester City’s Bernardo Silva missed the defeat at Tottenham with a thigh strain and faces a fitness test. Oleksandr Zinchenko, who been absent for the last two games with a hamstring injury, will also be monitored. Left-back Benjamin Mendy may make his first league start since the Manchester derby five months ago, while Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane could be in line for recalls.Manchester City are winless in their last two games against Crystal Palace, including a 3-2 defeat at the Etihad Stadium earlier this season. Prior to this they had claimed seven consecutive victories against Palace in all competitions. Palace could complete a top-flight double over City for the first time since the 1972-73 season. The Eagles have never recorded a top-flight double against the reigning champions.Manchester City have won eight successive Premier League games, keeping a clean sheet in six of the last seven. City can equal their club league record by keeping a fourth consecutive clean sheet away from home. They have won eight of their last 10 top-flight matches in London (D1, L1), with their only defeat the 2-0 loss to Chelsea in December. Pep Guardiola has won 23 of 27 Premier League matches against English managers, with his only defeat coming against Roy Hodgson and Crystal Palace in the reverse fixture earlier this season. Sergio Aguero is without a goal in all five of his previous appearances at Selhurst Park. Aguero is one short of becoming the second player to score at least 20 Premier League goals in six different seasons. Alan Shearer did so in seven separate campaigns.Liverpool vs ChelseaAnfield Stadium, LiverpoolSunday, 14-04-2019 @6:30pmReferee: Michael OliverAndy Robertson returns after missing Liverpool’s Champions League victory against Porto through suspension. The fit-again Joe Gomez is available, having been named on the bench in midweek, and Adam Lallana is set to be in contention despite a recent injury.Chelsea made seven changes for their Europa League win against Slavia Prague and will recall a number of key players, including Eden Hazard. The Blues will assess left-back Emerson, who missed Thursday’s game. Callum Hudson-Odoi was left out of the squad for that fixture because of tiredness, and head coach Maurizio Sarri says he has not decided whether the winger will start at Anfield on Sunday.Liverpool are winless in their past five league and cup games against Chelsea (D3, L2). The Blues are unbeaten in eight matches at Anfield in all competitions since a 4-1 defeat in May 2012 (W3, D5).Liverpool have three wins and a draw from their four home games against the other sides in the top six this season. They have won four of their nine such league matches home and away. The Reds are also undefeated in their past 17 Premier League fixtures at Anfield against the other established top-six sides (W9, D8). They are unbeaten in their last 37 home league games (W27, D10), the joint-second longest such streak in Premier League history. Despite having the division’s best defensive record, they have come back to earn 16 points from losing positions – more than any other Premier League side this season. The Merseysiders have scored 21 Premier League goals in the final 15 minutes of matches this season, the highest figure in the top flight (Chelsea are second with 19 goals).Chelsea have recorded three consecutive Premier League victories for the first time since winning their first five top-flight matches under Maurizio Sarri. The Blues have lost their last five away league games against sides from the established top six, conceding a total of 14 goals. They have also lost five of their six away matches this season against sides currently in the top half of the table, with their only win coming at Watford on Boxing Day. Chelsea are the only club yet to have a player sent off in this season’s Premier League. Their most recent red card was shown to Tiemoue Bakayoko against Watford in February 2018. Eden Hazard has been directly involved in 28 Premier League goals this season (scoring 16 and assisting 12), more than any other player prior to the latest round of fixtures.Watford vs ArsenalVicarage Road, LondonMonday, 15-07-2019 @10pmReferee: Craig Pawson *Details to follow shortlyFriday’s result:Leicester City 0-1 Newcastle UnitedComments Tags: premier leaguetoplast_img read more

Stoke City v Chelsea line-ups: Cahill left out as Blues make changes, Stoke duo missing

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesChelsea have made three changes from their last league line-up for the visit to Stoke, with captain Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas both left on the bench.With David Luiz suspended, Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen come into the back three, alongside stand-in skipper Cesar Azpilicueta.Tiemoue Bakayoko starts alongside N’Golo Kante in midfield, but Eden Hazard is again among the substitutes.The changes are indicative of Chelsea’s busy September schedule, with Blues boss Antonio Conte shuffling his pack ahead of the midweek Champions League game against Atletico Madrid.Stoke have made enforced changes at the back with on-loan Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma ineligble and Kevin Wimmer nursing a hamstring strain.Former Blues defender Glen Johnson returns to the side and Erik Pieters drops back from wide midfield, with Ramadan Sobhi coming in.Stoke: Butland; Johnson Martins Indi, Pieters; Diouf, Allen, Fletcher, Ramadan; Shaqiri, Jese, Choupo-Moting.Subs: Grant; Berahino, Tymon, Afellay, Adam, Crouch, SouttarChelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger; Moses, Kante, Bakayoko, Alonso; Willian, Morata, Pedro.Subs: Caballero, Zappacosta, Cahill, Fabregas, Musonda, Hazard, Batshuayi. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Draymond Green pushes back on criticism surrounding DeMarcus Cousins’ defense

first_imgOAKLAND – For a man who usually loves talking trash, Draymond Green became agitated over all the punchlines and commentary surrounding DeMarcus Cousins’ recent defense.In the Warriors’ 122-105 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Friday at Oracle Arena, Cousins finished with 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting along with six blocks and three steals in 28 minutes. So, Green pushed back with the kind of force he usually displays on the court.“Everybody wants to talk [junk] about DeMarcus’ defense,” …last_img

CT to sell stadium naming rights

first_img29 November 2007The Cape Town city council is to sell the naming rights of the 68 000-seater, multi-purpose stadium on Green Point Common to national or international bidders.Making the announcement at the Soccerex convention in Johannesburg this week, the council said the naming rights process would start on 15 January 2008, when tender documents will be made available on the City of Cape Town website and throught the city’s Tender Office.At the same time, the council said it is looking for a consortium with the necessary skills and experience to operate the stadium complex on a long-term basis.Documentation for the operating contract will be available from 18 February 2008. The city hopes to finalise the appointment of the operator by June 2008, subject to how much work the negotiations require.According to Cape Town deputy mayor Grant Haskin, the city is confident that the lively interest shown at the international expo will translate into positive results.“This stadium has the finest visual setting in South Africa and is close to the heart of downtown Cape Town, the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, the Cape Town International Convention Centre and within walking distance of some of the finest hotels, restaurants, entertainment and business facilities,” he said on Tuesday.“Green Point stadium has a splendid view of Table Mountain, Robben Island, Table Bay, the Boland mountain ranges and the City Bowl.”The Green Point Stadium is set to host nine matches during the 2010 Fifa World Cup – more than any other single South African stadium – including a semi-final match.The multi-purpose stadium, suitable for football and rugby, music concerts and major events, will have 55 000 seats after 2010, as 13 000 seats needed for the World Cup semi-final will be replaced to create a more usable facility space.The stadium will be set in 85 hectares of green space to be developed as a sport and recreation precinct.Walkways will link the Green Point Park and stadium precinct to the Atlantic Ocean walkways, the historical Mouille Point lighthouse and the booming Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

JAM focuses on basic necessities

first_imgJAM managed to reach more than 44 000 preschool children attending JAM-supported early childhood development programmes by the end of 2013. It asks members of the public for help in reaching more children in need of proper nourishment. (Image: JAM)With such a large number of families living on or below the breadline, the need for intervention to ensure people receive basic necessities such as food and water has become increasingly important.This is why, for the past three decades, the Joint Aid Management (JAM) non-profit organisation has made the fight against hunger and malnutrition in Africa its main commitment.“I think JAM is probably the best kept secret in upliftment around the world,” said Gavin Varejes, the executive chairman of Richmark Holdings, one of the corporate sponsors of the NGO.“I think that their programmes – not only their feeding schemes and how they’re trying to change the lives of people – their housing [and] their very basic needs of life skills, life orientation, health and hygiene and Aids awareness, those are the real things, the knowledge that JAM imparts to people that need it.”A large segment of the organisation’s resources go to sustaining the feeding schemes it runs scattered throughout Limpopo, Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Western Cape.Through these feeding schemes, JAM had managed to reach more than 44 000 preschool children attending JAM-supported early childhood development programmes by the end of 2013. It asks members of the public for help in reaching more children in need of proper nourishment.PROGRAMMESThough much of the organisation’s initial efforts have gone to its feeding schemes, it has also taken steps to help improve people’s standards of living on three other fronts.Its agricultural development programme was established to equip people living in poverty with the means to produce food for themselves through subsistence farming. The organisation has provided more than 900 micro-farmers in Gauteng with the skills and equipment to run and sustain their own backyard and community gardens.Similarly its water sanitation programme focuses on teaching people about the threat of water-borne pathogens and the illnesses they cause, as well as ways to avoid fatal infection. According to the World Bank, more than 1.5 million people died as a result of water-borne diseases in 2012 alone, highlighting the danger of such infections.JAM has made it a point to emphasise water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues in the communities where it has provided sources of water through boreholes, wells and rain-harvesting systems.Since JAM began its water sanitation programme, it has drilled more than 2 500 water wells across the country, according to its website.It has also created an early childhood development programme (ECD) which it has brought to more than 1 000 ECD centres, day-cares and crèches around the country. This is an attempt to help children living in rural and informal settlements to develop to their fullest.Since JAM began its water sanitation programme, it has drilled more than 2 500 water wells across the country, according to its website.GET INVOLVEDIf you or anyone you know would like to get involved in the activities of the JAM organisation, you can have a look at its get involved page on its website for more details regarding how you can help.You can chose between donating funds to the organisation to help it meet its operational costs, volunteering your time at one of the many sites where the organisation is active or by using your connections to help spread word of the JAM initiatives in action around the country.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part in developing South Africa and its citizens? Do you know anybody who is going out of their way to participate in the development of South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.last_img read more

China to invite Mamata again

first_imgA senior Chinese official in Kolkata said on Friday that his country will again extend an invitation to West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to visit China and the dates for the proposed visit were being worked out. Ms. Banerjee was scheduled to visit China in June but she had cancelled it abruptly hours before starting her trip on June 22. She attributed the cancellation to “non-confirmation of political meetings at the appropriate level”. She was to address a meeting of CEOs of Chinese firms in Shanghai to invite them to invest in West Bengal. Ma Zhanwu, Consulate General of China in Kolkata, said, “We are hoping that the future visit will happen.”last_img