first_imgSunderland star Adam Johnson is capable of making a late charge for England’s World Cup squad, according to Black Cats boss Gus Poyet.The former Manchester City winger scored his first top-flight hat-trick as Sunderland won 4-1 at relegation rivals Fulham, breathing new life into their hopes of beating the drop.And Poyet believes Johnson has what it takes to be part of Roy Hodgson’s plans in Brazil this summer.He said: “I will try to help put him there. Am I looking forward to him playing against Uruguay? No! I will have to send some messages about him!“I think he’s a terrific lad. He needs to play for a team that passes the ball and gives him the ball at the right time.“In the last two to three weeks, it’s been working better for us and it’s allowed Johnno to perform.“If Johnno makes the World Cup, we will stay in the Premier League for sure.”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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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first_img28 June 2004Six film premieres head the film programme for the 2004 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown from 1 to 10 July. Three of the new features are South African, and their high quality bears testimony to the increasing sophistication of the country’s film industry.“The Wooden Camera” by Ntshavheni wa Luruli is expected to attract considerable audience interest because “Chikin Biznis – The Whole Story”, Luruli’s earlier film, topped the box office polls for three festivals in succession.Another new film, “A Case of Murder” by Clive Howard Morris, sees Afrikaans rock singer Steve Hofmeyr cast as an amoral killer. Catherine Stewart’s “Transit Cafe” tells of a rural wastrel up to no good in the city.Three other premieres come from the US, the UK and the Netherlands respectively.Erik Skjoldbaerg’s “Prozac Nation” is based on Elizabeth Wurzel’s book about being young and depressed in America. Julian Temple’s “Pandemonium” focuses on the intense creative relationship between poetry’s two Williams – Coleridge and Wordsworth. Jeroen Krabbe’s “A Discovery of Heaven” sets a love triangle amid a galactic survey of history and philosophy.Films about art and artists include a 70-minute William Kentridge compilation (with live music by the Sontonga Quartet and pianist Jill Richards). More music fills the auditorium with Lisa Key’s “Karoo Kitaar Blues” (on David Kramer’s research safari) and Charles Ives’ “A Good Dissonance – Like a Man”, which complements the Ives component of the New Music Indaba.Dance gets a whirl with a collaboration between avant gardist Aryan Kaganoff and dancer Moeketsi Mokoena, and “Raka”, a ballet movie based on the Van Wyk Louw poem.The life and work of JM Coetzee are the pivots for four films, including a documentary feature. They are JM Coetzee’s “Passages”, “Dust”, “The Desert of the Tartars” (which parallels Waiting for the Barbarians) and “The Lives of Animals”.Helping to contextualise the debate around Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ”, the film will be screened after three other films about the message of the Christian Gospels – Pasolini’s “The Gospel of St Matthew”, Elftrom’s “The Gospel Road” and Dwoskin’s “Jesus’ Blood Never Failed Me Yet”.The search for spiritual grace takes other forms in two more films: “Heaven” (with a script by the man who made the “Three Colours” movies) and “21 Grams” – a flourish of metaphysical storytelling from Mexico.Godfrey Reggio’s filmic discourse on deep ecology is also profoundly spiritual. Four of his seminal works – all around 30 minutes long, and all featuring music by Philip Glass – will be screened.The National Arts Festival Film programme traditionally offers audiences a chance to catch up on the classics, and this year six Japanese masterpieces and seven surrealist gems are included. “Throne of Blood”, “Woman of the Dunes”, Cocteau’s “Beauty and the Beast” and “Orpheus” command repeat viewing!The National Arts Festival is sponsored by the Eastern Cape Government, Standard Bank, the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund, the SABC and the National Arts Council.Booking kits are available from Standard Bank branches and Computicket. For more information, visit the National Arts Festival website.Source: National Arts Festivallast_img read more

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first_img9 July 2009The financial crisis has crippled the social and economic development of less-developed countries and put the United Nations Millennium Development Goals at risk of never being reached, says South African President Jacob Zuma.Speaking on Wednesday following a meeting of the G5 emerging countries – China, India, Brazil, South Africa and Mexico – on the sidelines of the G8 Summit taking place in L’Aquila, Italy, Zuma said a global response was required to combat the crisis.He said the world was confronted by multiple crises that included the current economic crisis, food insecurity, energy scarcity, climate change, and the global spread of influence, and that Africa was often the worst victim.“We are here because we believe that the challenges that affect the world today can only be resolved through peaceful cooperation, global dialogue and, most importantly, coordinated action.”Global response requiredThese crises required a global response involving developed and developing countries in a partnership of cooperation and mutual respect.“We recall the decision of G5 Foreign Ministers meeting at the UN General Assembly last year to deepen dialogue among member countries to enable a more effective response on these issues,” Zuma said.He called for more worldwide measures to resolve the crisis, eliminating trade protectionism, finalising the Doha talks as soon as possible, and increasing assistance to developing and less-developed countries.Mexican President Felipe Calderon said the emerging economies should play an even more important role in addressing the global issues. They should unite and strike consensus so as to help developing and less-developed countries better resolve the challenges of climate change and food security, he said.Economic, financial reformBrazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva said the G5 leaders’ meeting was an important platform on addressing economic and financial problems, adding that the G5 should make full play of the meeting to push the international community at large to better address the global financial crisis.He appealed for tightening monitoring and regulation of international financial system and giving up trade protectionism, so as to drag the world economy out of crisis as soon as possible.Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the meeting that the consensus reached at the G20 Summit in London should be implemented.The global financial crisis was closely relevant with food crisis and energy crisis, Singh said, calling for worldwide cooperation to address the challenges that run across the globe.Source: BuaNews-Xinhualast_img read more

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first_imgJunior cross countrySouth Africa’s third medal came from Neethling in the junior cross country. Victory went to the talented 17-year-old Frenchwoman Pauline Ferrand-Prevot ahead of Switzerland’s Michelle Hediger. France’s Alexis Vuillermoz turned in the fastest last lap, but had to settle for second, a minute and 21 seconds behind Stander. Swiss rider Thomas Litscher grabbed the final podium position, two minutes and 46 seconds behind the South African. “Things worked out and I got into the track in second and from there on the race went perfectly,” Stander said. Greg Minnaar just missed out on winning the elite downhill title, while Candice Neethling picked up a bronze medal in the junior (under-19) women’s cross country. The biggest crowds of the event were in attendance at the downhill, which always produces spectacular racing. “Unfortunately we had a really strong head wind, so it wasn’t possible to take the lead from the beginning we had to take our chances in the group and then wait until the single track before we made a move. Head wind Minnaar just missed out on the title by only five-hundredths of a second to finish in the silver medal position, while Hannah stopped the clock in 2:31.02 to secure bronze. Runner-up finishesPeat had previously finished runner-up in 2000, 2001, 2002 and 2008 and so the victory meant a lot to the man who usually races with Minnaar as his team-mate for the Santa Cruz Syndicate. “It was pretty emotional putting the jersey on, on the podium knowing I could wear it as World Champion for the next year,” he said. “I’ve been trying for a long time and it’s just an unreal feeling.” Aggressive From the start, the man from Port Shepstone, KwaZulu-Natal went out aggressively to force open a lead over the rest of the field. He posted the fastest splits on each of the first five laps to take a convincing victory in one hour, 47 minutes and 26 seconds.center_img She said: “The start was extremely hard, I didn’t know what to expect and it is great just to get a medal.” Downhill victoryVictory went to 35-year-old Steve Peat of Great Britain, a legend in downhill racing who had amazingly never won the world title previously in his illustrious career. Riding fourth last in the field of 63 riders, Peat set a time of two minutes, 30.33 seconds. However, he had to then sit nervously and wait for home favourite Mick Hannah, World Cup overall champion Greg Minnaar, and defending world champion Gee Atherton to make their runs. The victory was a demonstration of Ferrand-Prevot’s versatility; in August she won silver in both the time trial and the road race at the UCI Junior Road World Championships in Moscow. 8 September 2009 Looking back on her effort, Neethling described the race as “extremely difficult, very technical.” Stander was a hot favourite to win the under-23 cross country title, deservedly so, as he entered the World Championships ranked fourth in the world in the elite (open) standings. Reflecting on his win, Stander said: “A couple of days leading up to it (the race) was pretty nerve racking (but) today I was just focused on the start because I knew it would play a vital part in the race.” South African competitors won gold, silver and bronze at the 2009 UCI Mountain Bike World Championships in Australia, with Burry Stander being crowned world under-23 cross-country champion. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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first_imgPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 32:46 — 26.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSToday’s guest, Brian Tracy, knows the difference between true balance, and false balance. This hot subject is really a question of values. What do you really value? What is at the top of your priority list? Finding true balance begins with examining how your values are ranked. Brian advises being very clear about your values and organizing your life around them, without compromise. Are you in a state of false balance? False balance, according to Brian, is doing everything possible to conform to what you think you are supposed to be doing, with no happiness. Sit back and listen in to Brian’s advice about goal setting and creating a vision to prioritize your life and optimize your achievement. Most people do not take the time to even consider their values. But smart people and smart companies think it through and adjust as necessary. Get smart today and get In the Arena.It is what people do under pressure that really reveals who they really are ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetGo beyond “sweetheart” valuesThe way you prioritize your values determines everything in your life. Common “sweetheart” values that easily come to mind include love, family, integrity, etc. But, think about how you actually live. Brian Tracy shows you how to discover what you really believe. How did you react the last time you were under pressure? It might reveal what you really think about yourself. Listen in to begin figuring out your basic values. Is it health? Or maybe career success? Or freedom? Can you rank your values, when push comes to shove? Two people might have the same top three values, but how they are ranked will create totally different reactions and totally different people. Do you like what your values say about your life? Are you able to keep your top values on top, even under pressure? Listen in as Brian helps you break free and shift your values. Do you feel like a winner?A huge piece of finding balance is keeping your beliefs in check. Most people do not have any belief in themselves or their worth. Do you look in the mirror and like what you see? So many people have trouble accepting themselves because of early childhood experiences. Brian Tracy speaks to the destructive criticism that destroys any attempts at creating balance. Are you walking wounded? Have you received enough criticism to cripple you? If you do not feel like a winner, you are not going to act like a winner. If you do not think you deserve good things, you will not pursue good things. Or maybe you are already successful, but are doubting yourself, just waiting for it to be taken away. Do you have a nagging feeling that you do not deserve your own success? Brian is here to change your beliefs and the message you are sending yourself. It is time to drive home positive self-talk. It is time to like yourself. You can tell what a person believes by looking at what they do ~ Brian Tracy Click To TweetOvercoming criticism How is your mental fitness? Brian Tracy’s own transformation from a false balance, no self esteem, and small goals will inspire and challenge you. When you set and achieve a goal, it makes you feel like a winner. Results, success, and positive feedback start to shift your perception. Goals are reached after adversity is overcome. One big piece of adversity is yourself. Do you think you are undeserving of success? Are you hung up on the approval of others? Whatever your obstacles, you can overcome them. Brian shares a hurdle in his own marriage of how criticism can poison and damage. Overcome the criticism and negative talk, whether from others or from yourself, to realign yourself and find true balance. Enlarge your vision of successYou might be worried about simply surviving. Or you might be consumed with ensuring your own security, either emotionally or financially. Wherever you fall on the spectrum of thinking determines what goals you are capable of setting. Today, Brian Tracy wants to enlarge your vision of success. Many people have trouble setting goals, which ultimately causes difficulty in achieving balance. Speaking to entrepreneurs, Brian knows that, “Once you have tasted Paris, you cannot go back to the farm.” It is the same when you aim high, you will enlarge your vision of success. Dream small, and you’ll achieve small. Get in the arena today and dream big to achieve big. Destructive criticism is the great cancer, the great destroyer, the great plague ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetOutline of this great episode Who is Brian Tracy and what is he all about? Starting the conversation with Brian Tracy. What is true balance? And what is false balance? Ranking your values. Breaking free and shifting values. Addressing self esteem and liking yourself. What caused Brian to change and begin liking himself. Overcoming the obstacles of negative emotions. A story about criticism from Brian’s own marriage. Enlarging your vision of success. “Once you’ve been to Paris, you can never go back to the farm.” Brian’s writing resume and goals for future books. A few words about Brian’s new book, “Find Your Balance Point.”Resources & Links mentioned in this episode1626565724 The theme song “Into the Arena” is written and produced by Chris Sernel. You can find it on SoundcloudConnect with AnthonyWebsite: www.TheSalesBlog.comYoutube: www.Youtube.com/IannarinoFacebook: https://www.facebook.com/iannarinoTwitter: https://twitter.com/iannarinoGoogle Plus: https://plus.google.com/+SAnthonyIannarinoLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/iannarinoTweets you can use to share this episodeRealize your own mental fitness today, with Brian TracyClick To TweetThe natural state of the human being is to think negatively ~ Brian TracyClick To TweetSubscribe toIn the ArenaApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsAndroidby EmailRSSOr subscribe with your favorite app by using the address belowlast_img read more

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first_imgPrime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Nagpur on Saturday has been cancelled owing to the forecast of heavy rain in the city. The PM was to inaugurate several projects such as segments of the Nagpur Metro, including the 11-km Aqua Line from Lokmanya Tilak Nagar to Sitabuldi stations. Officials of the State Protocol Department said the programmes in Mumbai and Aurangabad will be held as planned. “We received a warning from the India Meteorological Department that the orange alert has been converted to red, which means heavy rain between 125mm and 200 mm in less than 24 hours on September 7. In view of the warning we have called off the visit,” said an official of the State Protocol Department. Senior officials said the government will soon announce a new date for the programmes. The Prime Minister will unveil three Metro lines and Metro Bhavan in Mumbai, while he will throw open industrial and rural projects in Aurangabad.last_img read more

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first_imgThe Ministry of Health, through its agency, National Health Fund (NHF), launched its Mobile Dispensing Unit (MDU) pilot project on Monday (April 16), which will provide prescribed medication at the bedside of patients in public hospitals.It will involve four facilities – Bustamante Hospital for Children, Kingston Public Hospital (KPH), Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) and Spanish Town Hospital, which will be equipped with the technologically advanced mobile carts by the end of April.Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, in his remarks at the launch at the Bustamante Hospital for Children in St. Andrew, said that the introduction of these units represents a part of the thrust of the Ministry to significantly enhance the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery at the island’s public facilities.“Between the Ministry and the NHF, as well as the Regional Health Authorities, we are demonstrating that we are committed to embracing and introducing change in the system as long as it will bring about improvements in our service delivery,” he noted.The serving pharmacist at participating healthcare facilities will dispense drugs from the MDUs upon completion of an assessment of the patient and following discussions with the relevant doctors.In addition, the pharmacist will provide counselling and instructional guidelines regarding the use of the drugs being dispensed.For paediatric and some geriatric patients, medication that should be taken at home will be given to a guardian or caregiver; otherwise, the medication would be dispensed at the main pharmacy at the facility or nearest health centre.The number of MDUs at each hospital will be determined by bed capacity and admission schedules, at an ideal ratio of one mobile cart per 50 patients.The MDUs will comprise a computer equipped with a Pharmacy Management System, a label printer, scanner and containers for the medication being dispensed.last_img read more

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first_imgAuthorities throughout California hunt man suspected of killing a police officer December 26, 2018 AP, KUSI Newsroom, Categories: California News, Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitter Updated: 1:38 PM The man suspected of killing a police officer this week in Newman, California, has been arrested, according to Deputy Blake Edwards with the Kern County Sheriff’s Office. Via @CNN— KUSI News (@KUSINews) December 28, 2018 Update from Kern County Sheriff’s Office. (12/28/18 1:00 PM): AP, KUSI Newsroom Posted: December 26, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities throughout California are hunting the man suspected of killing a policeman during a traffic stop in a small Central Valley town.Police agencies in and out of California were alerted to watch for the heavyset, chain-wearing suspect in Wednesday’s slaying of 33-year-old Cpl. Ronil Singh, Stanislaus County sheriff’s Sgt. Tom Letras said.Stanislaus County Sheriff Adam Christianson told reporters Thursday that authorities have identified a suspect but didn’t name him. The sheriff says the suspect is in United States illegally.The public was asked for information about his identity and the California Highway Patrol warned that he was considered armed and dangerous.Singh was shot a few minutes after radioing in that he was pulling over a gray pickup truck that had no license plate in Newman, a town of about 10,000 people some 100 miles (160 kilometers) southeast of San Francisco.Singh was pronounced dead at a hospital.A ground and air search began. Authorities were looking for a man seen in surveillance photos at a convenience store shortly before the shooting.He appeared to be a heavy man with short, dark hair, a silver chain, jeans, dark T-shirt and a dark jacket with white Ecko brand patches on the shoulders.Newman detectives asked anyone with information about the man’s identity to contact them.“We have sent out information to law enforcement up and down the state, as well as outside California,” Letras said.A truck believed to have been the one stopped by Singh was later found in a garage in a mobile home park about 4 miles (6 kilometers) from the shooting. Investigators were examining it, police said.Singh was a native of Fiji and the father of an infant son. He joined the Newman police force in 2011. Earlier in his career, Ronil Singh worked as a deputy with the Merced County Sheriff’s Department.“He was living the American dream,” said Stanislaus County sheriff’s Deputy Royjinder Singh, who is not related to the slain officer but knew him.“He loved camping, loved hunting, loved fishing, loved his family,” the deputy said.On his Facebook page, Ronil Singh posted pictures on Christmas Eve from a deep-sea fishing trip that produced a big haul of crabs and fish. The profile picture shows him smiling as he stands at a patrol car with a dog — the same photograph of the officer released by the Sheriff’s Department.Ronil Singh is survived by his wife, Anamika, and a 5-month-old son, authorities said.Outgoing California Gov. Jerry Brown offered condolences to Ronil Singh’s family and said flags at the Capitol would fly at half-staff in his honor.“Our hearts are with the entire community of Newman and law enforcement officers across the state who risk their lives every day to protect and serve the people of California,” Brown said. UPDATE (12/28/18 11:00 AM):last_img read more

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first_imgSan Diego homeless battle the cold weather Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI)- As the night time temperatures are expected to get into 30’s, the homeless battle sleeping in the cold weather. For San Diego, 30’s is very cold but it’s not cold enough to trigger an Emergency Shelter Alert.KUSI’s Dan Plante joins us outside the Alpha Project temporary shelter with more on this story. Posted: January 2, 2019 January 2, 2019last_img read more

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