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ICC praises Shiv as role model

first_imgDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (CMC):Cricket’s world governing body, the ICC, has praised recently retired West Indies batsman Shiv Chanderpaul as “a role model for millions”.The 41-year-old Guyanese called time on his international career last week, after playing 164 Tests and finishing as just one of 11 players to score in excess of 10,100 Test runs.”Shivnarine Chanderpaul will be remembered as a reliable and extremely effective batsman. He was remarkable with the way he could adapt his style, mixing solid defence and attack, to the demands of the situation,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said.”For nearly two decades, Shivnarine not only excelled with the bat, but with his sporting attitude and quiet determination, becoming a role model for millions of youngsters.”Chanderpaul scored 11,867 Test runs to be second on the all-time West Indies list behind legend Brian Lara and seventh on the international list.He scored 30 Test centuries and finished with an average of 51.Chanderpaul also served as West Indies captain, leading the regional side in 14 Tests.While known for his attritional run gathering, Chanderpaul also excelled in the shorter formats, stroking 8,778 runs from 268 One-Day Internationals at an average of 41.His career was effectively ended last May when West Indies selectors axed him ahead of Australia’s tour of the Caribbean, following failures against South Africa and England.last_img read more

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Germany boss scores PR own-goal over Ozil saga at World Cup

first_img0Shares0000Oliver Bierhoff, Germany’s team director, regrets the fact that Mesut Ozil was allowed to boycott the media during the holders woeful performances at the World Cup finals after his controversial meeting with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan. © AFP/File / Daniel ROLANDBERLIN, Germany, Jul 6 – Germany team boss Oliver Bierhoff implied Mesut Ozil should have been dropped from the World Cup squad over a pre-tournament scandal — then back-tracked in an embarrassing twist on Friday.Ozil, 29, is one of a group of senior players slammed for their woeful performances at the World Cup as Germany finished bottom of their group in Russia. The Arsenal midfielder refused to comment about a controversial meeting on the eve of the finals with Turkey president Recep Tayyip Erdogan which sparked questions about his loyalty to Germany.Bierhoff admits it was a mistake to allow Ozil to maintain his silence as the controversy cast a shadow over the German camp.“We have never compelled players in the German national team to do something, but always tried to convince them when it comes to certain things,” Bierhoff, Germany’s team director, told Friday’s edition of Die Welt newspaper.“We did not succeed with Mesut. And in that respect one would have had to consider whether to refrain from playing him.”However, in a television interview later Friday, Bierhoff backtracked.“First of all, I’m sorry, I was wrong,” he told ZDF.“We will not put any players in the stocks like that.”Bierhoff admitted that he and three German football association (DFB) officials had approved the quotes to Die Welt.The embarrassing public relations own-goal is the latest example of the clumsy handling of the Erdogan scandal by the DFB.Ozil and Ilkay Gundogan, who both have Turkish roots, were booed by German fans in pre-World cup friendlies after posing for pictures with Erdogan.Manchester City midfielder Gundogan presented him with a signed club shirt on which he had written “to my president”.Gundogan denied the meeting was politically motivated, but Ozil refused to comment.He was the only member of the 23-man squad allowed to miss a media day at Germany’s pre-World Cup camp.Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil could have made his last international appearance after a series of woeful displays during the holders’ disastrous World Cup campaign. © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZBierhoff says the issue should have been handled better.“They fact that Mesut and Ilkay took the pictures did not bother the team so much, but the debate went on and, in retrospect, I would have tried to deal with this issue more decisively,” Bierhoff admitted in the Welt interview.Ozil was slammed on social media for woeful World Cup displays in the shock group stage defeats to Mexico and South Korea having been dropped for the last-gasp win over Sweden.There is no doubt Ozil, who has made 92 appearances for Germany, could be one of a number of 2014 World Cup winners who have played their last international.On Tuesday, Loew confirmed that he will remain as Germany’s head coach and Bierhoff also ruled out resigning on Friday.However, as effectively the number two in the Germany setup, he anticipates “profound changes” after the dismal campaign in Russia for which he said the entire squad should take “collective responsibility”.Bierhoff says Germany’s management know they “gambled away credit” and have “registered” that fans feel alienated from the team. He said the team management take that feeling of alienation “very seriously”.Bierhoff says Loew will “sort out and reorganise everything. He will question everything, including our style of play. And then the question will arise as to which players we need.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Sing-along will `Grease’ the way for club

first_img“We’re one of the only Boys and Girls Clubs that has their own teen center,” she said. “We know that teens need to have a safe-haven.” Chacon explained that the center helps teens plan for their futures. “Our goal is to get every teenager who walks through these doors to be college-bound or career-ready,” she said. The center helps with college applications, career counseling, SAT preparation and applications for financial aid. Luna and Hodge have been involved at the Boys and Girls Club since they were young and have seen positive changes in their own lives. “It kept me out of trouble,” laughed Hodge, the Keystone vice president. He noted that programs at the Teen Center helped him solidify a college plan. “At first I didn’t want to go to college,” he said. “Now I’m going to do the two-year route, and I’m going to Long Beach State for art.” Luna also has plans for college. “In the last year I decided … I’m going to major in nonprofit business,” he said. The Keystoners believe that the “Grease” sing-along will be a fun way for them to raise money and inform the community about their programs. “Anybody in the community can come watch the movie and sing along,” Luna said. “And do a little dance,” Hodge added. rachel.jones@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! By Rachel Jones STAFF WRITER “Grease” will be the word in San Pedro next weekend, as the Boys and Girls Club hosts a sing-along version of the popular movie at the Warner Grand Theatre. All of the proceeds from the event will go to the BGC Teen Center and enable one of the club’s leadership groups to attend an upcoming regional conference. The Keystone group, a 25-person leadership club for BGC teenagers, works on community service projects in the club and the community. Anthony Luna, 17, and Adell Hodge, 16, explained that attending the upcoming Keystone Regional Conference in San Diego will help them continue their work in San Pedro. “Teams from the Pacific region are going to meet up and work on different skills to better our club, community and the region as a whole,” explained Luna, who is the Keystone Club’s president. “We’re going to talk about our national project and get ready for the national conference.” The national project, which is a joint effort by clubs around the country, is to change adults’ negative perspectives of teens. The Keystone Club already has an event planned for that project. “This November we’re bringing in business leaders, council members, as many adult figures as we can get,” Luna said. “We’re going to try to get their views and present to them what teens in the community are actually doing positively.” Hilda Chacon, director of the Teen Center, called the facility the “best-kept secret” in the community. last_img read more

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Liverpool news: Jurgen Klopp refuses to pile pressure on sole attacking option Christian Benteke

first_img Christian Benteke and Jurgen Klopp 1 Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is refusing to pile the pressure on striker Christian Benteke as he looks to justify his £32.5million transfer fee.The 25-year-old Belgium international has scored just six goals for the Reds since his summer arrival from Aston Villa, the last of them the decisive strike in a 1-0 Boxing Day victory over surprise Barclays Premier League leaders Leicester.However, Klopp, who inherited the powerhouse frontman from predecessor Brendan Rodgers, is looking to provide the right support to help Benteke fulfil his potential.The German, who recently held man-to-man talks with the player, said: “I don’t think that you should always create a scenario like this with pressure on the player and say, ‘Come on, now you have to show’.“We spoke about a few things, and that’s always important to clear the situation or whatever. He knows what he has to do, that’s for sure. He is a player with such potential, so if he doesn’t play perfectly, you always think, ‘Okay, there’s a little bit, there’s a little bit’.“Of course, he’s not the same striker as Daniel [Sturridge] or Divock [Origi] because of the movement. All these strikers are different. We have to use his natural skills and he has to try to be more involved in the game, that’s all, and then we can make steps together.“It’s not possible to come in as a player and try to play your own style when the team plays differently, for example.”Klopp, who takes his team to struggling Sunderland on Wednesday evening, has few options up front with Sturridge sidelined by a hamstring injury and Origi awaiting the results of a scan on a similar problem.last_img read more

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Barcelona ‘offered Arsenal target to Chelsea’

first_img Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti LIVING THE DREAM Barcelona look to have ended their interest in Willian RANKED Chelsea were offered the chance to sign Barcelona midfielder Andre Gomes as part of the LaLiga champions’ bid for Willian.Willian, the Brazil forward, was a summer target of Barca’s, though it appears the Camp Nou club have now pulled out the race to sign him having confirmed the purchase of Malcom from Bordeaux. Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ However, Chelsea were not tempted so they rejected the offer, leading the Catalans to forget about Willian and push forward in their attempts to sign Malcom, which proved successful.Barca are attempting to sell Gomes this summer, two years after his arrival at Camp Nou from Valencia. Arsenal are reported to be interested in the 24-year-old, with talkSPORT revealing earlier this month that Unai Emery, the club’s manager, is pushing for the Gunners to sign him. LATEST Latest transfer news Despite Barcelona appearing to pull out the race to sign Willian, Manchester United remain keen on the Brazil international. The forward played under Jose Mourinho when the latter was in his second spell as Chelsea manager. targets Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father 2 IN DEMAND REVEALED Chelsea rejected the chance to bring Gomes to Stamford Bridge targets Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland moving on Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January TOP WORK three-way race Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Chelsea rejected all three bids Barcelona reportedly submitted for Willian, who turns 30 next month, as they were not willing to accept any offer that fell short of their £62million (€70m) valuation.Barca were not ready to go higher than £44million (€50m), but they were prepared to offer Chelsea a player as well as cash to try and tempt the Blues into selling.And, according to Mundo Deportivo, Andre Gomes, the Portugal midfielder, was the player included in one of Barca’s bids for Willian. The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 2 Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing last_img read more

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KNIFE-WIELDING THUG IN HORRIFIC ATTACK ON PUBLICAN GIVEN COMMUNITY SERVICE

first_imgA well-known Co Donegal publican who was stabbed in the back by a thug during a vicious attack looked visibly shaken after the thug was given 240 hours community service.Martin Coyle shook his head and left Letterkenny Circuit Court as John Gibbons – who was facing two Section 3 assault charges – was given a non-custodial sentence.Mr Coyle, who runs the Village Inn in Kerrykeel, could be seen shaking his head. His wife Laura, who was also attacked was visibly upset. Details of the shocking incident on October 7, 2010, were relayed to the sentencing hearing today by prosecuting counsel Patricia McLaughlin and the guard who investigated it Garda Ken Dempsey.John Gibbons and his brother Joe – who wasn’t before the court and is on the run outside the jurisdiction – had been drinking all day following the death of their grandmother.Around 9pm their mother Frances Gibbons had called the bar to order takeaway food for the wake.A short time later Mr Coyle was informed that Joe Gibbons wanted to see him outside.The court heard Joe Gibbons charged at Mr Coyle, shouting ‘Right me and you down to the car park’.Mr Coyle said he then saw John Gibbons – who had been barred from the premises – joining the attack.Blows rained down from both men on the defenceless publican who ran back into the bar and into the kitchen area. His wife Laura was also hit.“I continued to try to protect myself,” said Mr Coyle in his statement.“I was pushed up against a steel table, I was slightly bent over – I remember taking a blow in the lower back and that must have been when I was stabbed.”(Mr Coyle didn’t know at the time that he had been stabbed; the wound was found by Gda Dempsey when he arrived at the scene, the court heard).The attack didn’t stop there however, said Ms McLaughlin.John Gibbons hit Mr Coyle again, and then attempted to headbutt Laura Coyle.Gda Dempsey said he later recovered a steak knife which he believed had been used to stab Mr Coyle.CCTV footage from the premises confirmed the detail of the attack given by numerous witnesses.The Gibbons had fled the scene. John Gibbons was arrested two days later.Mr Coyle asked that his victim impact statement was not be read to today’s court. However it emerged he had to stop living at the bar for a time after the incident.Gda Dempsey detailed John Gibbons’ previous convictions, six in all including one for a previous Section 3 assault.In mitigation, defence barrister Peter Nolan said John Gibbons, who is now 26, had not come to Garda attention since the attack.Gibbons then went into the dock and looking towards the Coyles, said: “I am sorry for what happened; it shouldn’t have happened.”In a lengthy summing up Judge John O’Hagan said he knew Kerrykeel,“It is a beautiful little village and there are lovely people in it,” he said.He said Mr Coyle was a law-abiding and hard-working citizen trying his best to make a living in hard times.“What was done on this particular night was absolutely disgraceful,” said Judge O’Hagan.He said the Coyles had been actually preparing food for the Gibbons family after a funeral.“Having injured Mr Coyle they just left him there like a piece of meat. They were full of drink,” said the judge.“That’s a great example to be giving to your now five year old daughter and your partner who is a hard working woman who is doing her best,” the judge told Gibbons.“We’ve had no explanation as to why this altercation took place at all.”Judge O’Hagan said again that 90% of cases he hears are drink-fuelled Section 3 assaults.He said such behaviour was now taking place at weddings, first communions, confirmation “and now I’m told at wakes and funerals.”“The fact is that this was an errand of mercy for the funeral and it was turned into this theatre of assault,” said the judge.He said there were mitigating factors; Gibbons had pleaded guilty saving the expense of a trial and an ordeal of giving evidence for the Coyles.“I cannot be seen to take revenge, I can punish, but I cannot take revenge,” he said.“People think that prisons are hotels; they are not. I am advised that I should look at an alternative remedy. The options open to me are Custodial sentence, a Suspended sentence or Community Service.“Community Service does not avoid the words imprisonment; it is a substitute for imprisonment and it is not to be taken as someone getting off. It is to persuade people not to offend again.”He said he understood the Coyles may not be happy with the sentence but community service was the appropriate sentence.“It is on his record for his life,” said the judgeHe jailed John Gibbons for 3 years on each count, but substituted 240 hours instead of prison. The sentences were concurrent.The Coyles were visibly upset as they left the court.Gibbons went outside, smoked a cigarette and laughed and joked with a friend as he left the court building.KNIFE-WIELDING THUG IN HORRIFIC ATTACK ON PUBLICAN GIVEN COMMUNITY SERVICE was last modified: January 31st, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:KERRYKEELKNIFE-WIELDING THUG IN HORRIFIC ATTACK ON PUBLICAN GIVEN COMMUNITY SERVICEThe Village Innlast_img read more

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Saubert Earns FCS ADA All-America Honors

first_imgCLEVELAND – Drake University football’s senior Eric Saubert (Hoffman Estates, Ill.) added another major accolade to his resume as he was named to the Division I Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Associations (FCS ADA) All-America team on Thursday. The third annual award, in coordination with the 13 FC conference offices, recognizes the top student-athlete from FCS institutions at 11 different positions. Earlier this week, Saubert was named third team STATS FCS All-America. He led all PFL tight ends and also Drake’s receiving corps with 55 receptions for 580 yards and seven touchdowns, earning first team All-PFL honors. He led all FCS tight ends with 5.0 receptions per game. Saubert’s 57.5 reception yards per game were tied for second and his seven TD receptions were tied for third among FCS tight ends. From the 11 players listed below, a national Offensive Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year will be announced at a later date and recognized at the National Championship Game in Frisco, Texas, on Jan. 9, during an on-field presentation. Now in its 22nd year, the Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association’s mission is to enhance Football Championship Subdivision football. For more information on the FCS ADA, please visit www.fcsada.com.  The FCS ADA is administered by the National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA), which is in its 51st year. For more information on NACDA and the 15 professional associations that fall under its umbrella, please visit www.nacda.com.   2015 FCS ADA All-America TeamPositionNameInstitutionQBEli JenkinsJacksonville State UniversityRBMarshaun CoprichIllinois State UniversityWRCooper KuppEastern Washington UniversityTEEric SaubertDrake UniversityOLJoe HaegNorth Dakota State UniversityPKLance GeeseySaint Francis UniversityDLJames CowserSouthern Utah UniversityLBChristian KuntzDuquesne UniversityDBDeiondre’ HallUniversity of Northern IowaRSKhris GardinNorth Carolina A&TPBen LeCompteNorth Dakota State UniversityPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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KCCA, Vipers share spoils in thrilling encounter

first_imgKCCA’s Muzamir Mutyaba tries to control the ball under pressure from Vipers’ duo of Tadeo Lwanga (left) and Moses Waiswa (right). (KCCA FC Photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League KCCA FC 1-1 Vipers SCStarTimes Stadium, Lugogo Thursday, 04-04-2019LUGOGO – A football team fields 11 players but it takes a character to decide the end result.Uganda Premier league log leaders KCCA FC’s definition for the terminology is attacking midfielder, Sulaiman Mutyaba.The forward has found the back of the net in their last two outings guiding them to a 1-2 win over Jinja Kirinya and was on the score board as they maintained a four points lead after drawing one all with Vipers on Thursday.With the visiting side, Vipers going into the break with a 0-1 lead, KCCA FC returned with vigor and on 50th minutes, Mutyaba leveled maters.Both teams started on a high note in the first half of the game.Brian Nkuubi gave Vipers an early lead in the 29th minute assisted by Hamis Diego.KCCA had the more chances in the game but Vipers’ goal keeper Derrick Ochan denied them.Muzamiru Mutyaba would have scored a winner for KCCA but he missed two chances to score in both halves.The first scenario, his header beat the post and his second was denied by Vipers skipper in the 70th minute.Vipers packed the defence with three defenders and didn’t give KCCA a chance to score.Halid Lwaliwa got injured and was replaced Ibrahim Tembo in the 14th minuteKCCA made a double substitute at the beginning of second half by removing youngster Saddat Anaku for Patrick Kaddu and Jackson Nunda came out for Gift Ali.Speaking to the press Vipers head coach Nam Puma said Halid Lwaliwa’s injury disorganized their game plan that’s why they did not win.“Our game plan was disorganized when Halid Lwaliwa got an injury because I was sure we would get a win. Ouma said.Ouma’s counterpart, Mike Mutebi’s said the his team played well though in the final third of the pitch but the players were not patient to score the golden goal.“The players had a good game, they played well but in the final third of the pitch they were not patient to score the winner. Mutebi said.KCCA is still the table leader with 53 points while Vipers has 49points.Comments Tags: Brian NkubiKCCA FCMike MutebiMike MutyabaNam OumaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetopvipers sclast_img read more

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College Soccer: Jenkins’ 2 goals leads Jacks to win over Coyotes

first_imgArcata >> In a close game with two evenly matched teams, it’s often the side that catches some breaks that earns the win. On Friday at College Creek Field, that team was the Humboldt State women’s soccer team. The Jacks, led by sophomore midfielder Alex Jenkins’ 2 goals and an assist, caught a few more breaks than the visiting Cal-State San Bernardino (CSUSB) Coyotes to earn a 3-2 win in HSU’s home-opener.“I think we definitely had a little bit of luck today,” said Jenkins. “But just …last_img read more

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Beaming education to the nation

first_img17 July 2003Mindset Network, a new R225-million multimedia satellite television network, has been presented as an 85th birthday “gift” to Nelson Mandela. Mindset will tackle South Africa’s key educational and healthcare challenges – issues that are closest to Mandela’s heart.It is the first time in the world that such a comprehensive, integrated multimedia approach is being taken to tackle these issues. All Mindset Network channels will provide content that can change lives, the aim being to reach as many people as possible, as quickly as possible.Speaking at the Mindset launch on Wednesday night, Mandela said the network was doubly important because it would also reach out to schools in remote rural areas. “It will make a difference to the lives of millions”, Mandela said.The first channel of the Mindset Network, Activate, is currently broadcasting on channel 82 of DStv, targeting grade 10, 11 and 12 learners and educators and focusing on maths, science and English.A time-tabled curriculum is broadcast in the mornings and late afternoons to allow for school and home viewing, and in the early afternoons for educators. Broadcasts run from 8.30am to 5.30pm on weekdays.Activate encompasses the innovative use of satellite broadcast television, print supplements in the largest national weekly newspaper, the sunday Times, and comprehensive support material on the Internet.According to Mindset’s Melanie Naidoo, the network does not just “dump” content into schools, but also provides the equipment, training and support for people to be able to access the content and use it properly. “These kits include a television, satellite dish, decoder and video recorder, and we even provide generators as a power source for rural schools”, Naidoo said.The content is provided free of charge, and hardware and teacher training is also provided for free to economically disadvantaged schools.Activate has been piloted in 300 schools and will be rolled out into 1 000 schools and 800 000 homes by the end of 2003. “Over the long term, we hope Activate will be available in every school in this country, as well as in other countries too”, Naidoo said.A health channel will be launched in October 2003, focusing on HIV/Aids, and eventually broadcasting into 7 000 clinics and hospitals around the country, with information for patients and training for healthcare workers.Next will be two more education channels, one for early high school, and another focusing on early childhood development and primary school content.Mindset also aims to launch a livelihood channel teaching entrepreneurship, life skills and vocational training.12 hours a day, seven days a weekThe Liberty and Standard Bank Foundations, lead partners in the initiative, have committed R74-million to kick-start Mindset. Founding partners include the Nelson Mandela Foundation, Sunday Times, PanAmSat, Sentech and Multichoice Africa, while the SABC is a support partner.“It is testimony to the great need for what we are doing that Mindset Network has been put in place in a year, including partnerships valued at R225-million, along with support from the government departments of education, communications and health”, said Mindset chief executive Ann Lamont.Liberty Foundation executive director Hylton Appelbaum, who conceptualised the network, said: “We realised that two hours a day on TV was never going to be enough to make the necessary impact across all schooling.”According to Appelbaum, SABC TV’s “The Learning Channel” has played a vital role in support the country’s matric pupils, “but we need to address the earlier years as well as the last two years of schooling. For this reason, Mindset Network will be available at least 12 hours a day, seven days a week.”Shortage of maths and science teachers“Due to the legacy of apartheid education, our challenge in schooling is that learners’ maths and science scores are among the lowest in the world”, Lamont said.“While South Africa has many dedicated teachers, there is a desperate shortage of those that teach maths and science. So much so that almost 30% of learners are taught maths by teachers with no qualifications in maths and almost 40% of learners are taught science by teachers with no qualifications in science.”Andile Ngcaba, director-general in the department of communications, says his department will partner with Mindset Network to deliver “the most powerful learning technology that has ever been seen in Africa”.Dr Mamphela Ramphele, MD of human development at the World Bank, described Mindset Network as the “best comprehensive programme I have seen so far that addresses the key constraints to enhance the quality of education in South Africa.“The teaching of maths, science and English using multimedia approaches, and embodying in it the social reality of the pupils in South Africa, will go a long way to building strong foundations for the futures of these young people.”SouthAfrica.info reporter Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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