NBA playoffs race: East top 8 unchanged, Wolves fall to No. 8 in West

first_imgScarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Closing time: LeBron scores 33, Cavs rally to stun Wizards Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It’s still seven teams alive in the race for the final five spots out West.FRIDAY’S GAMES— Indiana at Toronto: Raptors can set a franchise record for wins in a season (57) and clinch the No. 1 seed in the East. The Pacers almost certainly need a win to have a realistic chance of opening the playoffs at home.— Cleveland at Philadelphia: Winner will be No. 3 in the East when the night ends, loser will be No. 4.— Atlanta at Washington: The Wizards will try to end a three-game losing streak, but John Wall won’t play.ADVERTISEMENT Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Cleveland rallied from 17 points down in the fourth quarter to beat Washington, which might prove fortunate for both teams. It allowed the Cavaliers to stay No. 3 in the East, and kept Washington in the No. 7 spot — which they might prefer.With Kyrie Irving’s season over, the Boston Celtics don’t look as scary as they once did. And since the Celtics are just about locked into the No. 2 seed, the No. 7 seed might actually look attractive to teams. Milwaukee could have moved into No. 7 on Thursday, but it lost to Brooklyn.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Minnesota Timberwolves forward Taj Gibson reacts as time runs out in the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Denver Nuggets on Thursday, April 5, 2018, in Denver. The Nuggets won 100-96. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)A look at where things stand in the NBA playoff picture, with six days remaining in the regular season:EAST UPDATEADVERTISEMENT WEST UPDATEUtah’s easy win over the Los Angeles Clippers put the Jazz on the brink of clinching. Minnesota hurt its cause with a loss to Denver and dropped to No. 8 in the Western Conference. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recovery Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. This will be the first season since 2000-01 that two teams in the same conference with records above .500 miss the playoffs. It happened to Houston (45-37) and Seattle (44-38) that season, and will happen to two other Western Conference clubs this season.QUOTE OF THE DAY“In general, it’s hard to win an NBA game if you don’t put forth an effort — at all.” — Warriors coach Steve Kerr, after Golden State lost by 20 in Indiana.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next — Chicago at Boston: Celtics’ first game since the Irving-is-done news came out.— Miami at New York: Win keeps Heat in the driver’s seat for No. 6 seed and, possibly, a first-round matchup against LeBron James.— New Orleans at Phoenix: Obviously, not a game the Pelicans can waste, not against a team with the NBA’s worst record.— Minnesota at LA Lakers: The Wolves must win Friday to remain in the top eight out West.— Dallas-Detroit, Charlotte-Orlando and Sacramento-Memphis have no playoff implications.CURRENT BRACKETFirst-round matchups if the season ended Thursday …East: 1-Toronto vs. 8-Milwaukee, 2-Boston vs. 7-Washington, 3-Cleveland vs. 6-Miami, 4-Philadelphia vs. 5-Indiana.West: 1-Houston vs. 8-Minnesota, 2-Golden State vs. 7-New Orleans, 3-Portland vs. 6-Oklahoma City, 4-Utah vs. 5-San Antonio.NOTE OF THE DAY Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

Kemba Walker unloads 30 as Hornets beat Cavaliers

first_imgMOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Joel Embiid, Ben Simmons spark 76ers rout of Knicks “It’s frustrating,” Walker said of missing the first seven shots one game after scoring a season-low four points on two of 13 shooting last Saturday. “It was shots that I usually make and shots that I work on all the time.“Sometimes, you’ve just got to stick with it and try your best not to let the frustration get to you. You know, keep positive thoughts and just keep on pushing through.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissA reverse layup with 4:49 left in the first half got Walker untracked and he finished shooting 11 of 26, including 4 for 12 on 3-pointers, as the Hornets even their record at 15-15.It was the ninth game of the season with at least 30 points for Walker, and helped Charlotte stop a two-game losing streak. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Kemba Walker #15 of the Charlotte Hornets looks to pass around Collin Sexton #2 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during their game at Spectrum Center on December 19, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFPCHARLOTTE, N.C.— Kemba Walker admitted he was frustrated watching his shots misfire for the third straight game as the Charlotte Hornets fell behind by double digits in the first half.However, the two-time All-Star kept pushing, prodding and eventually found his way with 30 points and six assists as the Hornets rallied to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers 110-99 Wednesday night.ADVERTISEMENT Cleveland center Larry Nance, Jr., whose team led 38-25 in the middle of the second quarter and 46-41 at halftime, had on a one-name answer when asked what the difference in the game was.“Kemba,” Nance said. “He started to heat up in that third quarter and really just took over. Any time a player like that gets going, it’s hard to slow him down.”After going scoreless on 0-for-5 first-quarter shooting, Walker scored nine points in the second quarter while shooting 4 for 8, and added 17 points in the third quarter (6-for-9 shooting) and four points in the fourth quarter (on 1 for 4).TIP-INSCavaliers: Jordan Clarkson returned to action after missing Tuesday’s game at Indiana. … Matthew Dellavedova missed Wednesday’s game with left knee soreness.Hornets: It was was their fourth of a five-game homestand. … After Friday’s game — Charlotte’s 19th home game of the season — the Hornets will play 29 of their final 51 games on the road. Charlotte’s front-loaded home schedule is due to the Spectrum Center hosting NBA All-Star Weekend (Feb. 15-17) in addition to two college basketball tournaments.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Toronto on Friday night.Hornets: Host Detroit on Friday night. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Hornets coach James Borrego said he had a simple message for Walker during his first half struggles.“Yes — keep shooting,” Borrego said. “He’s been doing this his entire life. I said, ‘Stay confident, keep shooting and we’re going to keep looking for you.’,,, Sometimes players need to see one drop, then two drop and three drop and he got rolling there.”Jeremy Lamb added 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Marvin Williams had 18 points and 10 boards for Charlotte.Jordan Clarkson scored 20 points, Jaron Blossomgame had 15 and Cedi Osman added 13 for the Cavaliers.After the Cavaliers pulled to 88-82 with 8:52 left in the game, Charlotte started a 17-4 run to seal the win.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

LCC Offers 50% Tuition Scholarship to Freshman Students

first_imgRev. Powoe reads a statement on behalf of the Liberia Christian College faculty and staff. The Liberia Christian College (LCC) on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 offered 50 percent scholarship to candidates who will be certified among the first set of qualified applicants that would gain admission to the college, particularly freshman students.At a recent news conference in Monrovia, the LCC administration informed reporters that the scholarship is to support government’s effort to encourage prospective students of the program, providing them  “Access, Relevance and Quality” at a level of higher education.While reading the press statement, Reverend Henry S. N. Powoe, LCC vice president for administration, said the college has been chartered by the Legislature since July 30, 1997 and fully accredited by the National Commission on Higher Education (NCHE), to offer bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines.According to Rev. Powoe, LCC will offer courses in Social Science, with emphasis in Criminal Justice, Human Rights, Social Work and Sociology; the School of General Education, with emphasis in Primary and Secondary Education, English and Mathematics; the school of Business, with emphasis in Accounting, Economics and Management, and the school of Religious Education, with emphasis on Christian Leadership and Pastoral Theology.He said the institution’s Information Technology (IT) program, including entrepreneurial education for Sustainable, Social and Economic Development, are “mandatory for all freshman and sophomore students.”Rev. Powoe said LCC designed the inclusion of entrepreneur education in order to produce “job creators rather than job seekers.”He added that the College’s intent is to make an individual self-employed or self-reliant with the right value and attitude; practical skills and knowledge that will enable a graduate attain self-development.“LCC is a faith-based tertiary institution, owned and operated by the African Christian Fellowship International (ACFI),” the institution says. “The College has its own post-modern facilities, equipped with educational technologies hosted on its own property. It has a sophisticated faculty to provide a yearning for instructions by intently mentoring the students. LCC seeks to develop desirous individuals with God-given consciousness to contribute meaningfully to national development goals and provides holistic education development with an ethical value for contextual relevance and global competitiveness.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Bandits caught after WBD robbery

first_imgMoments after committing a robbery at Recht door Zee, West Bank Demerara, three bandits were nabbed while two remain on the run.Based on information received, a woman of A Field, Sophia, Greater Georgetown, was in the company of two others walking along Recht door Zee Public Road when they were attacked by five men who were armed with cutlasses and a handgun.The woman was relieved of her jewellery, cash, and mobile phone. After committing the act, the men fled the scene. However, Police said that three of the men were arrested in La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara, with the stolen items in their possession.The nabbed bandits are residents of Charlestown, Georgetown. Police are, however, on the hunt for the remaining two suspects as investigations continue. The three men in custody are being processed for court.The stolen items found in the bandits’ possessionlast_img read more

Another Corentyne businessman robbed

first_imgArmed bandits on Sunday morning attacked and robbed a Corentyne businessman, firing two shots at him. The incident took place at Alness Village, Corentyne, Region Six (East Berbice/Corentyne).Jacob MootooAccording to reports Jacob Mootoo, the proprietor of J Mootoo Grocery Store was awakened when he heard a loud banging and went to investigate. Speaking with this publication Mootoo said after retiring to bed, he got up shortly after it began to rain to lock up the windows when he heard a crashing sound.He explained: “I hear someone lashing my room window and trying fa lash out the glass and grill so I run downstairs fa’ me cutlass and me wife run somewhere and hide.”According to Mootoo, after he grabbed his cutlass and was making his way back up to the steps, two gunshots were fired in his direction which stopped him in his tracks. The man immediately ran back down the steps but heard his sister-in-law, who was staying with them at the time, scream for help.The businessman said he remained downstairs as he heard the men demanding cash. According to sister-in-law Devena, the bandits ransacked the upper flat of the two-flat building. She explained that they tore stuffed animals apart in search of cash.Moments before Police arrived the two masked men exited the building and made good their escape. An undisclosed sum of cash and two Samsung Galaxy S5 phones were taken.Police recovered two spent shells and the wood used to break into the building.No arrests have been made as investigations are ongoing.last_img read more


first_imgSouth Donegal Branch of the Irish Pony ClubThe current programme of both riding and stable management at Parkside Equestrian, Doorin Line, Mountcharles is continuing on Saturday afternoons.  If you are interested in becoming a member or just taking a look at what we do and meet the existing pony clubbers ring, Marie Hainsworth 086 2313964. St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop Christmas SaleThis year’s sale starts on Thursday Dec 3rd at 10.00 am in our shop on Water Street, Donegal Town. Opening times are Thursday and Friday 10 am – 2pm; Monday 6pm – 8pm; Wednesday 10am – 12 noon. Bargains galore!We greatly appreciate, and would like to thank, all those who continue to support the work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society by donating to, and shopping at, the Thrift Shop. Wishing you all a very Peaceful and Happy Christmas. Service of RecognitionWarm congratulations are extended to Dorothy Walker and Norman Henry on the completion of their Local Preacher’s course; well done! A Service of Recognition will be held at 11am on Sunday the 29th November. All are welcome.Youth Events in Methodist Hall DunkineelyAnchor Boys Fri nights 6:45 – 8:00pm (4 – 8yr olds)Boys Brigade Fri nights 8:00 – 9:30pmBadminton Mondays nights3rd – 5th Class 6:30 – 7:30 6th Class – teens 7:30 – 8:30Adults 8:30 – till finishYouth Club Primary School age. 6:30 – 8:00pm 29th NovNaomh Ultan The club held its AGM on Monday last in the clubhouse. The following officers were elected for 2016; President (Honorary) Jimmy Byrne; Chairperson, Danny Byrne; Vice Chair, John Boyle; Secretary, Stephanie Kyles; Assistant Secretary, Margaret McNicholas; Treasurer, Seamus Harvey; Assistant Treasurer, Póilin Byrne; PRO Colm O’Sheibhleáin; Registrar and Children’s Officer, Kathleen Breslin; Oifigeach na Gaelige, Toirleach Fhionngaile; Coaching Officer, Colm O’Sheibhleáin and Players Representative, Joe Alvey.In the forthcoming days, club representatives will be selling National Draw Tickets in the parish; tickets are €10 each. All proceeds go towards the club. The club will incorporate 5 local prizes of €100 each in the draw.There was no winner of the Royal Flush Jackpot.  Numbers drawn were: 12, 13, 19 and 24. Consolation prizes went to: Matthew Byrne, Inver; Marion O’Donnell, Rahanlackey and Ava Maxwell. The Jackpot next week will be €880. Thank you for your support.Nominations for Senior and Reserve team managers should be with the club secretary by 6th December.Club 25 Card Drive continues every Wednesday in Mary Murrins, 9pm.Dance ClassesLearn to Jive, Waltz, Foxtrot, Quickstep and Two-hand Dances.Bayview Hotel, Killybegs on Wednesday evenings at 8:00pmAll are welcome to these evenings of Fun and Exercise. Only €8.O’Donnell School of MusicMusic Lessons will be held at the Dunkineely Community Ltd Office building on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday each week from 3:30 to 9:00pm. For further information contact 087 9644019.Bluestack Ramblers’ Walks for November and December29 November 2015. Walk on Mulmusog Mountain; it will be a moderate walk of 3 hours, led by John D. Gallagher. For more information phone 087 6655828. Meeting at Maloney’s Filling Station, Killybegs Rd, Ardara at 10.00 a.m.06 December 2015. Walk on the Leghowney Loop; it will be a moderate walk of 3 hours, led by Paddy Meehan. For more information 086 6014386. Meeting at the tourist office Donegal town 10.00 a.m.13 December 2015.Walk along the Creevy Coastal Walk; it will be an easy walk of 3 hours, led by  Beatrice Mc Cauley/Rosaleen O’Keeefe. For more information phone 087 7502172. Meeting at the Abbey Centre, Ballyshannon at 10.00 a.m.Hurry! Hurry! Winter Program of CoursesPlaces on the following courses are almost full, so get you name down quickly…Creel Making course started on Monday 2nd November at 7:30pm in Dunkineely Community Centre (1 place left).Interior design / Upcycling (i.e. converting old and waste materials into something new and useful). Started on Wednesday 11th November 7:00pm at the DCL Offices (2 places left).Photoshop course started on 5th November (is full!).We are also taking names for anyone interested inBasic Computers*Calligraphy*1st Aid (Basic 1 day)*1st Aid (3 day Occupational) *Defibrillator CourseCarpentry*Art*Creative WritingFamily HistoryThe courses marked with an asterisk (*) have been run before.If you are interested in any of the above, please call to the DCL office, phone us on 0749737678 (9:30-12:30) or email us on from Emotional DistressGROW – Gradually, Regaining, Our, Wellbeing! Support and a program for recovery. Weekly Meetings at Niall Mor Centre, Killybegs on Thursday evenings at 7:30pm. Also in the Day Hospital, adjacent to Donegal Hospital on Tuesday evenings at 8:00pm. For further information contact Marian on (086)7856912. All are welcome.Dunkineely Community Ltd Office HoursPlease note that DCL Office Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Tuesdays and Thursdays are dedicated to projects outside the office. If someone is in the office on these days, please come in. feel free to pop into the office for a chat, use the Internet (20c per half hour),  print or photocopy documents (20c per page) or borrow a book (20c per book).Going on a Sun Holiday?Print your Boarding Pass with us in the DCL office.Researching a Family Tree?DCL has a copy of the adjoining Methodist Church index of Births & Marriages 1860 -1899 (Ardara and Dunkineely). Also the Burials Register for the same congregations from 1950 to 2007.LibraryOne of the greatest gifts you can give a child is to teach him of her to read; it is something that will help them throughout their lives, and will bring them a lot of pleasure. It is sad to see so many libraries closing, through lack of funding, but we are happy to report that Dunkineely Community Ltd (DCL) has a small library of over 1000 books. We have books ranging from Children’s Literature to Teenage Fiction (The Fault in our stars), Biographies to Classics (Jane Austen – Pride and Prejudice), from Horror to Comedy, Booker-Prize to Chick-lit, Health to hobbies, etc. etc.  Borrowing costs 20c per book.COMMUNITY NEWS: O’DONNELL SCHOOL OF MUSIC LAUNCH CLASSES IN DUNKINEELY was last modified: November 23rd, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:FeaturesNoticesNotices. Featureslast_img read more


first_imgSix riders from the Donegal Gaeltacht Riding Club travelled to Ballinasloe on Sunday 19th May for the Western Region (Clare to Donegal) of the Association of Irish Riding Club’s (AIRC) qualifier for the AIRC National Dressage Championships which will be held on Sunday 18th August in Mullingar Equestrian Centre. As you begin to make the long journey down the country for a competition, you can’t help but wonder if it’s actually worth it. However, the day proved to the club that it was most definitely worth the effort!The day kicked off for our club with the Advanced Primary riders. This was the largest class of the day with 27 entries. Rudy Schneider, Belcruit, Dungloe, and He’s a Dandy had a very impressive score of 76.47% which left them in 4th place, qualifying for the National Dressage Championships. On his second ride of the day, his own horse My Boy Boysie, he earned a score of 73.52% which left the pair in 10th place. Anne Harkin, Falcarragh, and Banshee Lady, rode their best ever test coming out with a fantastic score of 75.29% leaving them in 7th place overall. Ruth Mc Crossan, Drumcairn, Manorcunningham, brought Cut The Cuteness out from a three year sabbatical and the pony proved he’s still got it with a score of 72.35% leaving them in 11th place!Rachael Mc Crossan, Drumcairn, was the only Intermediate rider from the club and together with her horse Batteries Not Included came out with a great score of 72.85% in this hotly contested class, leaving them in 4th place, also qualifying for the National Championships! Tricia Warren, Dunfanaghy, (and Killult Stables), and Laura Schneider, Belcruit, Dungloe, represented the club at Open level and took the first three spots in this class. Tricia and He’s a Dandy rode to victory with a score of 81.53% (and oh my god their halt-talk about perfection!!!) and Tricia took second place on Colourado Kid with 80.38%. Laura, who is studying Veterinary Medicine at UCD had just finished her exams the day before and travelled down that morning, rode a beautiful test on Chloe Lass, coming in 3rd with a score of 77.69%.The team of Tricia, Laura, Rudy and Anne came second in the team competition with a team average of 78.18% which means they have now qualified for the National Championships. Our second team of Tricia, Rachael, Rudy and Ruth came 4th with a team average of 75.96% and just missed out on qualifying.Not to be outdone, club chairman Lawrence Smyth, at 71 years young, showed everyone how it was done on Jenny’s Jigsaw in the Advanced Primary show jumping, fighting off competitors from all over the region to take first place and the red ribbon back to Donegal! Tricia and Laura proved their talents do not lie solely in the dressage arena winning the Advanced Intermediate and Advanced Open show jumping respectively.Everyone did so well down in Galway and really did the club proud! Riders were supported on the day by Emily Schneider, Tony McCrossan, Niall McCafferty, and Rosaleen Smyth. Considering that the Donegal riders were facing competiton from all over the regional, everyone placed in the top 11, really really impressive for a small club all the way from Donegal! Roll on August and the National Championships in Mullingar!  EQUESTRIAN: GLORY FOR THE DONEGAL GAELTACHT IN GALWAY was last modified: May 22nd, 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:EQUESTRIAN: GLORY FOR THE DONEGAL GAELTACHT IN GALWAYlast_img read more


first_imgSome of the local business that have come on board to sponsor advertiseing boards at Convoy GAA Centre of Excellence, included are Ciaran Kelly, Michael Mc Menamin, James Boyle, Barry Mackey and Frankie Doherty Photo Brian McDaidBUSINESSES and individuals are throwing their weight behind the new GAA Centre of Excellence  and Training Centre in Convoy.And here’s your chance to get involved in an incredible initiative which will serve players from underage to senior level over the next few years.Businesses who purchase a pitch sign before 31st December 2013 for €500 could WIN the naming rights of the Centre for 2 Years. The cost of the sign – with your company logo displayed on the grounds for minimum 3 years – is included in the €500.Individuals and fans can also buy a plot for just €20 at the centre and they will be in a draw for 1st Prize €2k, 2nd Prize €1k 3rd Prize €500“When the the Centre is fully operational the facility will serve the needs of our county teams, development squads, clubs schools and colleges for both the ladies and men’s Gaa in football, hurling and camogie,” says county board treasurer Grace Boyle.“Get behind us and let’s achieve this for all our young people.” Visit – or click on the advert on the front of Donegal Daily! BUSINESSES GETTING BEHIND GAA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE – NOW HERE’S YOUR CHANCE! was last modified: November 20th, 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:BUSINESSES GETTING BEHIND GAA CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE – NOW HERE’S YOUR CHANCE!last_img read more

Helping children stay safe online

first_img4 June 2012 The government has partnered with Google South Africa and the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef) in launching the South African version of the Google Online Family Safety Centre. The website,, is available via computer or mobile in English, isiZulu and Afrikaans, and aims to assist parents and caregivers in helping their children navigate the internet safely. It carries advice on keeping families safe online, cyber bullying, safety tips from other parents, as well as a platform for reporting inappropriate online content. The site forms the first part of the Online Child Safety Campaign, launched by Minister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana in Johannesburg last week. The second phase of the campaign will see workshops taking place in schools and communities to train parents, teachers and children on how to stay safe online.Empowering parents and children Speaking at the launch, Xingwana said social networks were central to the day-to-day lives of many young people, and it was important for parents to have regular, open discussions with their children about their experiences on the internet. “Even though extensive efforts have been put into protecting children online in other countries, not much work has been done in South Africa and the southern African region,” Xingwana said, adding that the campaign was the first of its kind in the country involving government, the private sector and civil society. She said parents’ approach should not be to scare children away from technology but rather to empower them with ways in which they can use technology responsibly and protect themselves from possible harm.Mitigating online risks Google South Africa policy manager Fortune Mgwili Sibanda said that while the internet played a positive role in education and information, it also enabled some of the worst abuse of children. “The internet is growing at a [fast] pace and has become a playground for our children,” Sibanda said. “We are trying to mitigate the risks online by educating children on how to stay safe online. “We can’t block them from accessing the internet, as this may lead to them losing out on education and entertainment.” BuaNews and SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Cape Town again named favourite city in the world

first_img18 April 2016Cape Town named best city in the Telegraph Travel Awards: #lovecapetown— Cape Town Tourism (@CapeTownTourism) April 13, 2016The Telegraph’s annual travel survey, based on 75 000 responses from British and European travellers, has named Cape Town its readers’ favourite city in the world for the fourth consecutive year, pipping Venice, Italy and Vancouver to the top spot.The survey by the British newspaper is recognised as the most comprehensive and reliable travel review by British tourists.South Africa also came in third as the survey’s favourite country destination, following New Zealand and the Maldives.The survey highlighted that it was easy to understand why so many travellers, in particular young tourists, picked Cape Town as their favourite city. “The brooding Table Mountain is too recognisable; the beach resorts of Camps Bay too enticing; the history which swirls around the metropolis. too absorbing,” the paper reported.The recognition would help to create more job opportunities for locals, said Cape Town Tourism chief executive Enver Duminy, and pave the way for even more innovation, entrepreneurship and job creation within the tourism sector. “(It) also accurately reflects the variety of experiences Cape Town has to offer visitors, from unparalleled natural beauty, to delicious, intimate culinary adventures in our many restaurants.”The accolade was a triumph for the city and the country as a whole, said Garreth Bloor, the Cape Town mayoral committee member for tourism. The survey was credible because it was “done independently and is based on the readers’ choice”, he added.Cape Town Tourism recently released a series of videos highlighting the beauty, history and diversity of the city, looking particularly at the city’s neighbourhoods, including Langa, Kalk Bay, the Central Business District and Woodstock.All videos, shot in HD and featuring subtitles, can be seen on Cape Town Tourism’s YouTube page.Watch one of the videos to learn more about the Mother City:The city is one of most photographed in the world, particularly on social media such as Twitter, Instagram and Facebook, where it is one of the most mentioned cities worldwide. The viral, word-of-mouth effect of social networks goes a long way in promoting the South African brand to the world, building a formidable reputation among seasoned travellers and new tourists looking to find a gateway into the rest of Africa.Search for the hashtag #capetown for some great photos of the city and see what the world is saying about the beauty of South Africa.oh wow! inspiration for the rest of the week, month… year! via @thelawry #kaapKiekies— Cape Town (@CapeTown) March 22, 2016Lion’s Head aflame.Explore more of beautiful Cape Town on – Image by Leigh Soulink— (@CapeTownMag) April 13, 2016Good morning #CapeTownIt’s a beautiful day. Go and do stuff. #lovecapetown— The Roaming Giraffe (@DiBrown5) April 9, 2016Source: News24last_img read more