Meet our Manchester United supporting finalist, Andy Dawber.Over the next few weeks, the finalists of The Carlsberg’s People’s Pundit will be set various challenges with the overall winner, the person who gets to be a part of the on air talkSPORT team on the final day of the season, being announced on Monday, May 18 during Drive.Have your say, vote at www.thepeoplespundit.co.ukVideo filmed at The Carlsberg People’s Pundit Bootcamp at Wembley on April 20
UNDER 15 SFAI NATIONAL CUP QUARTER FINALSwilly Rovers 2 – 1 Kingdom BoysSwilly Rovers held on narrowly after first half goals by Conor Gormley and Ronan Docherty got them through to a semi-final spot with top schoolboy club St Kevin Boys from Dublin after Midfielder Diarmuid O’Connor halved the deficit for the Kerry side down in Listowel. The Ramelton side started slowly and on 6mins, Swilly net minder Dane Dunworth pulled off a super save from midfielder Kennedy. On 18mins from a Shane McNamee corner a goalmouth scramble occurred and Conor Gormley slotted to the net for the lead. It was all Swilly now and Ronan Docherty scored from 3yds after a free kick by McNamee was hit into the area. McNamee himself could have made it three only for the Kingdom keeper McKivergan to save well. Swilly were keeping their shape well with outstanding displays all around the field. The 2nd half started with the Kerry team pushing more forward and great defending from the back four and another amazing display by Dunworth in goals kept the two goal margin. Midfielder O’Connor scored with 17mins left to set up a very nervous ending for McNamee’s team. With the Kingdom Boys pushing high up the pitch, they started to leave gaps in their defence and from a sweeping move involving Toye, Hanlon & McNamee who sent Cameron Gormley through on goal but the diminutive winger shot narrowly wide. With 8mins remaining McNamee went through on goal and was taken down by the Kerry side’s keeper for a penalty. With the striker injured, up stepped Conor Gormley who sent the keeper the wrong way but just wide. The Kingdom Boys threw the kitchen sink at Swilly and McKelvey cleared off the line with Dunworth beaten. With seconds remaining, the team from Tralee won a free kick on the edge of the area and Irish International Rian O’Sullivan sent the ball high into the top corner only for Dunworth to make a magnificent save to push it out for a corner. With the Referee indicating that this was the last play, the resulting corner was cleared and Swilly got through to the Semi-Finals. Every player give 100% and were amazing Swilly Rovers – D Dunworth, C Doherty, B Patterson, J McKelvey, R Docherty, C Gormley, R Toye, B Diver, L Hanlon, S McNamee, C Gormley. (Subs) J L Blaney, D Morrison, Ray Boyce, Ronan Boyce, C Brogan, D Greene. Manager’s ReactionAfter everything that went on this last month with this match being a home match, then being told, we can’t play in Swilly Pk. Then being told it was to be played in Lucan, South Dublin as a neutral venue. Again being changed to Listowel by the SFAI. We decided as a club to travel and thankfully it worked out for us. The team were outstanding in every area of the pitch. One thing that needs to be said is a big fantastic thank you to Kingdom Boys who made a gesture of paying for all officials for the game. And to Listowel Celtic and their officials for the great hospitality they showed Swilly Rovers Schoolboys. Now a semi-final against one of the top schoolboy clubs in Europe. Home advantage but hopefully not Dublin. SWILLY ROVERS U15 CUP WIN AGAINST ALL THE ODDS was last modified: April 27th, 2014 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:CUPSFAIswilly roversU15s
Michael Dawson will stay at Tottenham unless Sunderland table a bid for him, according to the Daily Mirror.QPR have had an offer for Dawson accepted but he appears reluctant to make the move to Loftus Road.Stoke are also said to be interested, but it is claimed a move to Wearside is the only one that would appeal to the 28-year-old defender, who has been told he can leave Spurs.Otherwise, Dawson is apparently determined to stay at White Hart Lane even though he may not feature in manager Andre Villas-Boas’ first-team plans.Related West London Sport story: QPR’s bid to sign Dawson from Spurs stallsMeanwhile, the Daily Mail again suggest that Fulham are vying with Newcastle for the signing of FC Twente’s Douglas. Fulham are reported to have offered £4.5m for the Brazilian defender.This page is regularly updated.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Men’s steel encrusted custom rings, designed by Philip Crangi. The purchase of one ring enables the destruction of 75 assault rifles in Africa. (Image: Michael Kraus) The purchase of a set of mechanical cufflinks destroys 100 assault rifles in Africa (Image: Fonderie 47) Fonderie 47 steel fused earrings with 18-Karat yellow gold. The earrings have a polished antique mirror finish. The purchase of one pair removes 70 assault rifles from Africa. (Image: Joanna Kelly) MEDIA CONTACTS • Jen Hirsch Group SJRRELATED ARTICLES • SA jewellery design students excel • Turning jobless into jewellers • Finding SA’s most beautiful object • Take a diamond tour in Cape Town • Bright future for Rwanda’s women Wilma den HartighAn international project has pledged its support to bring an end to the destruction caused by illegal assault rifles in Africa’s war zones – and they are using jewellery made from AK-47 rifle parts to achieve this.Who would have thought that the parts of AK-47 assault rifles, synonymous with fear and violence, could be transformed into beautiful high-end jewellery?A New York-based jewellery manufacture project is doing just this. Fonderie 47 is removing AK-47s from war-torn countries in Africa and transforming the metal nuts and bolts into individually-designed watches, accessories and earrings.Fonderie 47 is more than just a jewellery manufacturer with a clever idea – its main goal is African disarmament.It was founded in November last year by businessman and philanthropist Peter Thum, as well as entrepreneur, designer and educator John Zapolski, in response to what they saw on their extensive travels throughout Africa.For years, the illegal use of assault rifles has caused devastation in Africa’s war zones and seeing weapons in the hands of children was a great concern for the two entrepreneurs.Throughout the world, the USSR-developed AK and its variants are the most commonly smuggled small arms sold to governments, rebels, criminals and civilians.In Africa, access to rifles is easy and the going rate is low. In countries such as Somalia, Rwanda, Mozambique, Congo and Tanzania, prices for AK-47s range between $30 (R226) and $125 (R943) per rifle. These prices have fallen further in the past few decades because of mass counterfeiting.“A transformation is needed to break the cycle of violence in Africa. To this end, we are turning the power of the AK-47 against itself,” Thum says. “Not only do we destroy these weapons, but we invert what they stand for by remaking them into wearable art.”Thum explains that the AK-47 weapons that are used to produce their jewellery all come from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Disarming AfricaThe venture has been very successful – both in removing arms from Africa and making luxury jewellery.In partnership with the Mines Advisory Group, a non profit organisation that works to clear landmines and other remnants of conflict, Fonderie 47 has funded the destruction of over 10 000 assault rifles in the DRC, and they plan to expand the reach of these programs.To date, they have also funded weapon destruction programs in the DRC, even though their materials are not sourced from these programmes. “That material is recycled by the government of the DRC locally,” he says.Fonderie 47’s material comes from weapons that were confiscated from poachers in the Virunga National Forest in the DRC’s North Kivu Province. The forests are part of the Virunga National Park, a world heritage site, which was established as Africa’s first national park in 1925.“We destroy the weapons there locally with the assistance of local craftsmen and then transport the material back to the United States,” says Thum.Jewellery with meaningFonderie 47’s range includes a limited series of men’s cufflinks, custom-made men’s rings, and hand-made earrings for women.The items are sold at private events around the world and the sale of each item, along with donations from individuals and foundations, fund programmes to destroy more assault rifles in Africa.“We have not yet sold any pieces in South Africa, or Africa, but we very much would like to,” he says.The items all have a common theme of bold, angular design. The colours vary from brushed amber and silver to shades of yellow, creamy brown and marbled patterns.Some of the pieces such as the cufflinks look almost mechanical, and you can image its previous function as an important lever or joint in the rifle.Creating jewellery of this nature is a challenge because the material has to undergo many steps of preparation, before it is ready to be used.“In comparison with softer metals such as gold, which we also use, it requires much more planning, experimentation and effort,” Thum says.The founders had to find designers with the skill to work with a difficult medium.They spent months searching for the right designers.“Now we’re working with designers who have a natural affinity for Fonderie 47’s mission, vision, skill in design, craftsmanship, persona, and aesthetics,” he explains.Today, leading international jewellery designers such as New York- based jeweller Philip Crangi and Swiss designer Roland Iten are creating the limited edition pieces.“While we create rare objects, their true value emanates from the principles, purpose, ideas, and skill that go into them,” Thum says. “The pieces are not merely beautiful – they have real impact on the world.”Unexpected responseThum and Zapolski never expected the project to draw so much attention.“The response has been a little overwhelming,” Thum says.Each piece of jewellery that is created and sold is a visible reminder that the removal of weapons in Africa is gaining momentum.
Huawei and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services are sending a second batch of 10 South African students on a two-week study and cultural exchange trip to China. They will get training in cutting-edge technologies such as 5G, LTE and cloud computing, giving them the tools they need to drive the growth of our telecommunications industry.Their futures were our futures, and by supporting them in pursuit of their dreams, we ensured our success as a people. These were the sentiments expressed by Siyabonga Cwele, minister of telecommunications and postal services, at the 2017 Seeds for the Future launch. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Mathiba MolefeTheir futures are our futures, and by supporting them in pursuit of their dreams, we ensure our success as a people. These were the sentiments expressed by Siyabonga Cwele, minister of telecommunications and postal services, at the 2017 Seeds for the Future launch on Thursday, 12 October.For the second year running technology giant Huawei’s CSR programme, Seeds for the Future, is sending 10 South African students on a two-week study and cultural exchange trip to China. This was made possible by the partnership between Huawei and the Department of Telecommunications and Postal Services, with the support of the Chinese embassy.“We’re very happy with the positive feedback received from students who participated last year, many of whom are now contributing to the growth of our economy,” Cwele said, speaking to the second group of students, who were in the audience.“We cannot grow our economy if we don’t improve our education, our skills and opportunities for employment. We need to focus on ensuring that we’re not left behind in the digital era by upskilling our workforce.”On 12 October 2017, Telecommunications and Postal Services Minister Siyabonga Cwele shares words of encouragement with the students heading off to China, letting them know that they are all ambassadors of South Africa. The 10 students were selected from some of South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions, such as Tshwane University of Technology, North-West University, Durban University of Technology, Central University of Technology and Nelson Mandela University.They will get training in cutting-edge technologies such as 5G, LTE and cloud computing to help develop South Africa’s telecommunications industry.Chinese ambassador to South Africa Lin Songtian wished the students well on their trip and encouraged them to absorb and learn as much as they could from their experience and the technologies they’d be exposed.“When you come back to South Africa, you can use this knowledge to improve the digital economy and to grow the local telecommunications industry.”The 10 students were selected from some of South Africa’s leading tertiary institutions, such as Tshwane University of Technology, North-West University, Durban University of Technology, Central University of Technology and Nelson Mandela University.Work hard, play hardMuch of the experience will be about furthering their studies and getting a look at the inner workings of Huawei’s most advanced labs, located in the capital city of Beijing and at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen.But it’s not only about the work.Like South Africa, China has a rich and diverse culture, along with a colourful history.During their two-week stay, the students will get the opportunity to take in the sights and smells of China, such as the Great Wall, which stretches more than 21,000 kilometres across 15 of the country’s 23 provinces.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
The United States of America Cricket Association (USACA) faces expulsion from the International Cricket Council (ICC) in June, the sport’s global governing body said on Monday.USACA was suspended in 2015 with several reinstatement conditions after the ICC found that the organisation did not have widespread authority over the country’s cricket activities and lacked unity.The ICC said USACA had failed to work successfully with a group set up to help them rectify the position and had breached several other reinstatement conditions.”Our focus throughout this two year process has been on the unification of the USA cricket community behind USACA to grow and develop the sport,” ICC Chief Executive David Richardson said in statement on Monday.”USACA’s refusal to engage in the process … its apparent failure to put the ICC Board-approved constitution before its members without legitimate excuse undermines the all-important objective of uniting the sport.”A resolution to expel USACA will be voted on at a meeting of the ICC Full Council in June.
Russia’s FESCO Transportation Group informed it is reducing the overall transit time on the FESCO Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky Line (FPKL), because of lowering cargo turnaround time in the port of loading (Vladivostok Commercial Sea Port) from eight to four days. The company plans to implement the changes by deploying additional tonnage in the service.FESCO said that the shipping delivery time on FPKL remains the same – four days, while the total transit time between Moscow and Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky will be reduced from 26 to 22 days.Two 707 TEU container vessels built in 2004, FESCO Novik and FESCO Navarin, are deployed in the service on a regular basis. Another boxship, the 320 TEU Kapitan Krems, operates on the route during the peak period.The year-round FPKL service provides transportation in dry, refrigerated COC (carrier owned container) and SOC (shipper’s own container) containers for both interportal connection and for direct mixed railway-maritime connection, as well as general cargo.Image Courtesy: FESCO
Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Sept 2014 – Shockingly and to public dismay, the police up to news production time only issuing a statement in writing on what happened around one this morning at its Chalk Sound station which led to the complete destruction of one of the new police patrol jeeps and at least three other cars … Magnetic Media and PTV8 were on the scene early this morning, shortly after fire and ambulance crews left and while it was still dark out… the smell of smoke still in the air after the shocking arson attack which also saw the private vehicles of two police officers and an evidence car torched. Photos later this morning reveal that there appeared to be some sort of accelerant used on the hood the vehicles to ignite the fires… when we arrived, there was a clean-up crew and the back door which was also set ablaze in the brazen move, was being replaced. Residents offering opinions including questions on why security at the Chalk Sound police station is not better… poor lighting… No perimeter fencing… and no security cameras, inside the precinct and out. Seems the police headquarters on old airport road is also without security cameras; one person calling the arson akin to terrorism. Police have made no mention of suspects or leads; the matter is naturally under investigation. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Recommended for you Related Items:arson, Colin Farquhar, royal turks and caicos police force Arsonist strikes again, Grand Turk dump site machinery targeted Nearly 100 Haitian migrants caught by TCI Police Marine division Freeze proposed on new security firms
Dan Cohen AUTHOR San Antonio officials believe the $5 million grant the region was awarded Thursday by the state to connect the area’s military installations to a backup water source will go a long way toward ensuring the viability of the area’s military installations over the coming decades.The Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC) awarded the grant as part of $15 million in funding it plans to disburse this year under the state’s Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant program to help communities support local installations.Bob Murdock, director of San Antonio’s Office of Military Affairs, said the award is critical for the future growth of Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA), which is made up of Fort Sam Houston, Lackland Air Force Base and Randolph AFB.“It addresses Joint Base San Antonio’s top priority and I believe having access to an alternative water source makes JBSA significantly more competitive to garner additional missions when there is a future BRAC,” Murdock said.JBSA is currently under a drought warning, said Tim Trevino, senior director of strategic planning and communications for the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG), which applied to the state commission for the money on behalf of the region.The situation is most critical at Camp Bullis — a training reservation attached to Fort Sam Houston — which relies on an aquifer that is susceptible to drought.San Antonio’s grant will go toward an $11 million-plus project to construct four miles of pipeline to provide an alternative water source for Fort Sam Houston; Camp Bullis; Lackland; and two individual sites at Lackland, the Medina Annex and Security Hill. Randolph already has a backup water source.The project calls for the San Antonio Water System to extend water mains and other equipment to the fence lines at each of those five sites, said Trevino. The project also will cover work inside the fence line at Camp Bullis, he said, requiring the Air Force to formally accept a gift from the local government. The Army, however, would be responsible for the labor at Bullis.The project is scheduled to be completed by August 2017, Trevino told 360.In a written statement commenting on Thursday’s award, Diane Rath, AACOG’s executive director, thanked Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), the commission and local stakeholders.“This is truly a community and statewide effort, including the governor and the TMPC commissioners, and I could not think of a more exciting mission than to help secure our bases’ military missions. This couldn’t have been done without our state and local community partners, and this is truly a regional project that will be beneficial for communities throughout our surrounding counties,” Rath said.See Monday’s 360 for details about the other communities that received awards from the Texas Military Preparedness Commission.