JASON BATTLES HIS WAY FOR A SHOT AT THE WORLD TITLE!

first_imgDonegal boxer Jason Quigley is going for gold.Jason Quigley is one fight away from an amazing gold medal.The powerhouse from Ballybofey put in a super performance to beat Russian Chebotarev in this morning’s semi-final of the World Championships.Quigley had to be in top form to overcome the highly-rated Russian. But the Finn Valley boxer put in a series of powerful combinations in the third round to stamp his authority on the fight.The Russian tried to respond but there was no stopping the 22 year old as he caught Chebotarev time and time again.Not even the fact that Quigley was forced to take a questionable second round standing count could stop him.The Donegal man eventually raised his hands when the referees returned their scores of 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 all in favour of Quigley. The final now awaits Jason as he dreams of repeating his gold-medal winning performance at the European Games and become World Champion.Jason’s mum Muriel watched the fight at her workplace at said “I am so proud of Jason. He did so well again.”Jason will now face Kazakhstan boxer Zhanibek Alimkhanuly after his semi-final opponent, Anthony Fowler from England, was forced to pull out with a hand injury.All of Donegal and Ireland are behind you Jason. JASON BATTLES HIS WAY FOR A SHOT AT THE WORLD TITLE! was last modified: October 25th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:boxingfinalgold medalJason QuigleyWorld Championshipslast_img read more

The White Zulu on stage in SA

first_imgUbuhle Bemvelo (beauty of nature) wasreleased in 1982. Clegg receives his honorary doctoratein music from Wits University.(Image: SAMRO) A poster for a concert in the UK showsClegg in full indlamu flight. Clegg demonstrates a dance move duringa visit to Dartmouth College, US, where hedelivered a lecture on Zulu culture in 2004.(Image: Dartmouth College) An early picture of Juluka. Sipho Mchunustands at the back, while Clegg is front left.(Image: Talking Leaves)Janine ErasmusSouth African music icon Johnny Clegg takes to the local stage again in September, in a new production titled Heart of the Dancer. Clegg is a trailblazer in South Africa’s music industry, having cofounded Juluka, the country’s first racially mixed group, with Sipho Mchunu in 1979, and thereby changing the face of South African music.After a successful run in Johannesburg, Heart of the Dancer is set to take Cape Town by storm, playing two shows in September 2008 at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The show takes a look at Clegg’s career, and particularly the role that dance has played in his music and live performances.Clegg has used various styles of traditional dance in his songs, each style imbuing his live shows with excitement and energy. Today, at 55 years of age he still dances as enthusiastically as ever, although he jokes that the muscles “get a little sore”.As a solo artist, with his Juluka (isiZulu for “sweat”) collaboration with Mchunu and his later group Savuka (isiZulu for “we have awakened”), Clegg combined traditional African musical structures with folksy Celtic lilts and rock music to create an accessible and hugely successful world music sound. At the same time he managed to encourage deeper respect for Zulu culture.In the liner notes for the 1992 recording of Juluka’s performance with Ladysmith Black Mambazo at the Cologne Zulu Festival, Clegg was described as “symbolising the positive utopia of a freely integrated society”. In 2007 he received an honorary doctorate of music from his alma mater Wits University. The citation read, “Johnny Clegg’s life and productions give meaning to the multiculturalism and social integration South Africans yearn for.”Singing and dancingThe indlamu is a Zulu dance performed traditionally at celebrations such as weddings. Derived from the war dance of Zulu warriors, it is danced by men and calls for full traditional dress and the accompaniment of drums.The dance is characterised by dancers lifting one foot high above the head, and bringing it crashing down to the ground. Clegg and Mchunu would perform this dramatic movement to enthusiastic acclaim from audiences worldwide in songs such as Impi, which tells the story of the battle of Isandlwana. In KwaZulu-Natal on 22 January 1879 British forces were slaughtered by Zulu warriors in the largest single military defeat of the British Empire ever, although it was a Pyrrhic victory for the Zulus. An impi is a body of armed men – not necessarily Zulus.Other dance styles used widely by Clegg include the ibhampi, a lighter form of the indlamu where the dancer lightly bumps his foot down, and the inqo-nqo, which evolved in the crowded hostel environment. Here the dancer lifts his foot only a little way off the ground, brings it down hard enough to make an audible sound, and then throws himself backwards to land on his bottom.Defying the systemClegg, a social anthropologist who completed an honours degree at Wits University, was born in 1953 in Rochdale, near Manchester, England. When he was a year old his father left home and was never seen again. His mother moved to then-Rhodesia, now Zimbabwe, her homeland, before moving to Johannesburg. Clegg was seven at the time.While still in his teens he encountered the culture of the Zulu migrant workers who lived in Johannesburg hostels. Mentored by Charlie Mzila, a flat cleaner by day who played music in the street near Clegg’s home in the evenings, the youngster became fluent in isiZulu, the Zulu language, and mastered the maskandi style of guitar-playing. He also gained a deep understanding of and respect for Zulu culture, later earning the nickname White Zulu.So interested was the young Clegg in the hostel musical culture that he often entered such premises illegally, as the Group Areas Act was still in force, and even took part in dance competitions.Around this time Clegg met gardener and musician Sipho Mchunu, a migrant labourer from Kranskop in KwaZulu-Natal. The two formed an acoustic musical duo which later grew into the successful group Juluka, named after a bull owned by Mchunu – but which also implied that much of South Africa’s wealth was built on the sweat of migrant labourers. The group’s first release was Universal Men in 1979.“Universal Men still sounds fresh,” said the late bass guitarist Sipho Gumede, who performed on the album, in 2000. “It’s one of those albums that will be there for life. It was an innocent album. We went into the studio with the aim of making great music. No one was thinking about how many units we would sell. We just thought about the music.”Juluka contravened the apartheid laws of the time and the authorities took a dim view of the group. Clegg and Mchunu were arrested on a regular basis and their music was censored and banned, but they pressed on regardless, fighting against the system in their own way. Their music was a statement of political defiance. Songs like Asimbonanga from the 1987 album Third World Child and One (Hu)Man, One Vote from 1990’s Cruel Crazy Beautiful World carried profound messages, as did many of Clegg’s songs of the time.The iconic song Asimbonanga (“we cannot see you”) was a call for the release of Nelson Mandela and paid tribute to other heroes of the liberation struggle such as Steve Biko, Victoria Mxenge, and Neil Aggett.Released in 1990, One (Hu)Man, One Vote was Clegg’s reminder that voting is a basic human right that was denied for so long to millions of South Africans. “The right to vote has become a hassle for a lot of people in the West, it’s taken for granted,” Clegg said of the song. “With One Man, I tried to emphasise that this is a universal right that people fight and die for in other parts of the world.”Taking the world by stormJuluka disbanded in 1985. Clegg immediately formed another band, Savuka, which was a direct response to the tense situation in South Africa at the time and featured a more conventional pop-rock sound as well as more explicitly anti-apartheid songs. Savuka was launched just one month before South Africa declared a national state of emergency in 1985. The group began touring abroad extensively and by the end of 1987 was the leading world music group touring the francophone countries.Savuka broke up in 1994 after great international success, including a 1993 Grammy nomination for best world music album for its final release Heat, Dust and Dreams. Clegg felt that the group had lived up to its name. “The Savuka project is over,” he said in 1996.Juluka reformed for a short time, and Clegg and Mchunu released their last album as Juluka, Ya Vuka Inkunzi (The Bull has Risen) in 1997.Clegg then embarked on a solo career, releasing albums such as New World Survivor and One Life. The latter, released in 2006, features the singer’s first-ever Zulu/Afrikaans tune, Thamela. The album also included the anti-Mugabe statement The Revolution Will Eat Its Children (Anthem for Uncle Bob).“The private and political choices we make affect how our one life influences the greater whole,” said Clegg of the album, ”and so the songs look at the politics of betrayal, love, power, masculinity, the feminine, survival and work. We each have a story to tell and many of the songs take on a narrative structure to emphasise the story telling nature of how we make meaning in the world.”Describing the South African experienceIn spite of the political nature of many of his songs, Clegg has never viewed himself as political. “It’s very important to understand that I’m not a spokesman for South Africa,” he said in 1990. “All I’m doing is describing the South African experience. There are already too many politicians in South Africa; it doesn’t need another.”Clegg is a published academic, with papers such as “The Music of Zulu Immigrant Workers in Johannesburg: A Focus on Concertina and Guitar” and “Towards an understanding of African Dance: The Zulu Isishameni Style”, published in 1981 and 1982 respectively.He was honoured by the French government with its Chevalier des Arts et Lettres (Knight of Arts and Letters) in 1991, and in 2007 received an honorary doctorate in music from Wits University.Do you have queries or comments about this article? 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Fifa recognises Bafana’s win over Spain

first_img29 November 2013South African Football Association president Danny Jordaan expressed his delight on Thursday after Fifa confirmed Bafana Bafana’s 1-0 victory over Spain as an “A” category international friendly.Fifa had initially suggested that the match, played at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on 19 November, would not be recognised because Spain used more than the allowed six substitutes when they sent on a seventh player, goalkeeper Pepe Reina, to replace Victor Valdez in goal. Valdez had taken over from Iker Casillas earlier in the game.After receiving a letter from Fifa on Thursday, Jordaan said Fifa had confirmed Safa’s position on the contest.‘The country must savour this win’“We complied with all the regulations for this historic victory and I am happy this matter has been laid to rest. The country must savour this win, as Bafana Bafana were the first country to beat Spain on the African continent,” Jordaan said in a statement.“We expect that the impact of the victory will be reflected in the next December Fifa rankings as the ruling arrived on the date the November rankings were released.”Bafana Bafana’s win over Spain, the world number one since 2008 and the reigning European and world champions, was South Africa’s first victory ever over a team ranked number one in the world.SAinfo reporter and South African Football Associationlast_img read more

A Backyard Test of Liquid-Applied Flashings

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Liquid-applied flashings are caulk-like materials that are spread with a trowel. Once cured, these products form a waterproof, airtight, vapor-permeable layer that can prevent air leakage through sheathing seams or protect rough window sills from water entry.After I wrote my recent article on liquid-applied flashings, I decided to conduct a backyard test of these products. Like the backyard tape test that I conducted in 2012, this test wouldn’t be scientific (because I lack the financial resources required for a scientific test). Although the results would never be published in a peer-reviewed journal, I hoped that noodling around in my back yard might nevertheless reveal some useful information.My test consisted of the following steps:I tested seven products, each with a distinctive color: The back side of the test rig, showing the frame on which the plywood is mounted. Building a plywood test box I decided to use a sheet of 1/2-inch CDX plywood as my test rig. I reinforced the plywood sheet on the back with four 8-foot 2x4s, 16 inches on center. Once the plywood was screwed to the 2×4 frame, I cut seven 4-foot long kerfs right through the plywood, so that the plywood was effectively divided into 8 pieces (each 1 ft. by 4 ft.). Because the plywood had been secured to the 2×4 frame with drywall screws, the test rig maintained its 4’x8’ shape. The front side of the test rig. The 2×4 curb was omitted from bottom of the assembly to allow for drainage. Note the vertical saw kerfs that divide the plywood into 8 sections. Each plywood seam will be sealed with a different brand of liquid-applied flashing. The last step was to install a 2×4 curb on the top side of the test rig. The curb was installed on three sides; the fourth side had… Start Free Trial Already a member? Log incenter_img Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.last_img read more

8 days agoTottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t want to buy

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham boss Pochettino: I don’t want to buyby Paul Vegas8 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino admits they will not try to buy in January – if the decision is down to him.Jan Vertonghen, Toby Alderweireld, Christian Eriksen have entered the final year of their contracts and can leave for nothing in the summer, while the likes of Danny Rose, Victor Wanyama and Serge Aurier failed to secure exits before the season started.Asked ahead of Saturday’s visit of Watford if the club would be busy in the January window, Pochettino said: “No, I don’t believe so. I believe in the players we have, the players that are at Tottenham today.”I respect the opinion of people who say we need to change something, in or out. But if it is my decision, I am going to stick with players because I know they have the quality. It’s only to unlock some situations that are going on in their minds. We have great quality to achieve the things we are expected to.” last_img read more

Video: Watch Iowa State G Deonte Burton Thrown Down An Awesome Windmill Dunk While Wearing Timberlands

first_imgDeonte Burton dunks in Timberlands.It’s been a pretty good 24 hours for the dunk. There was, of course, Zach LaVine winning the NBA Dunk Contest in spectacular fashion on Saturday night. There was also Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein saying he’s “just going to start dunking on people” and former Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess showing off his athleticism.  There’s also this: Iowa State guard Deonte Burton throwing down an awesome windmill dunk while sporting Timberland boots. That’s just ridiculous. Iowa State (18-6, 8-4 Big 12) is set to play Oklahoma State (17-8, 7-6 Big 12) on Wednesday at 9 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPNU.last_img

2020 Bulkers to Finance New Ships with USD 240 Mn Loan

first_imgzoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license Norwegian shipowner 2020 Bulkers has signed a USD 240 million deal for the post-delivery financing of its newbuilding program.The financing facility, agreed on January 11, carries an interest of Libor+250 bps. It has an 18-year repayment profile for the principle amount and a balloon repayment after five years.The financing is related to a series of eight 208,000 dwt bulkers, on order at Chinese shipbuilder New Times Shipbuilding. The vessels would start joining the shipowner from September 2019, with the final unit from the batch set to be delivered in May 2020.2020 Bulkers said that it may consider other capital structures in the longer term, including an all-equity financing structure, thereby giving additional flexibility with respect to dividend distributions.The company’s Board of Directors also resolved that 2020 Bulkers should list on a recognized stock exchange during 2019 and have started the preparation for this.The developments were revealed as part of the shipping firm’s financial report for the year ended December 31, 2018. 2020 Bulkers said that its net loss for the period reached USD 685 thousand, compared to a net loss of USD 104.6 thousand reported a year earlier. Net operating loss reached USD 649.7 thousand, against a loss of USD 106.3 thousand reported in 2017.last_img read more

Canadian Natural reports 18B Q3 profit up from 684M a year ago

first_imgCALGARY – Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. reported a third-quarter profit of $1.80 billion, up from $684 million a year ago.The oil and gas producer says the profit amounted to $1.47 per diluted share for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with 56 cents per diluted share a year ago.Revenue totalled nearly $5.9 billion, up from $4.47 billion in the same quarter last year.Production in the quarter amounted to 1,060,629 barrels of oil equivalent per day, up from 1,036,499 a year ago.On an adjusted basis, Canadian Natural says it earned $1.11 per diluted share for the quarter, up from an adjusted profit of 19 cents per diluted share in the third quarter of 2017.Analysts on average had expected a profit of 90 cents per share for the quarter, according to Thomson Reuters Eikon.“The strength of our well balanced and diverse portfolio, combined with Canadian Natural’s ability to effectively and efficiently execute, delivered a strong third quarter for the company,” Steve Laut, Canadian Natural’s executive vice-chairman, said in a statement.Companies in this story: (TSX:CNQ)last_img read more

Guard stabs colleague to death in Ggn hospital, act caught on CCTV

first_imgGurugram: In a shocking incident, Novil Anwar, a security guard working in Sheetla Hospital in Gurugram murdered his colleague Jugal Kishore by stabbing him multiple times inside the hospital premises. The incident occurred at around 5 am and the act was caught in the CCTV camera. Novil who is from Ferozabad escaped the incident. The images of him carrying the sharp knife to attack Kishore has been caught in closed circuit television (CCTV).Deceased Kishore (24) also belonged to Aligarh district. He was working as a security guard in the hospital for the last six months. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderAccording to the police, the main reason for the murder was the verbal duel which the two had before the crime took place in the early hours of Friday. According to the police, the two were working in the night shift. While Novil was deployed at the main gate, Jugal was working on the third floor of the hospital. Though it has not been confirmed by the officials on what matter the two fought. Ultimately the issue heated up and resulted in Novil stabbing Kishore. According to sources, the formal complaint was registered in the city police at around 8 am. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchings”Through the CCTV images, a guard can be seen clearly carrying a knife and heading towards the third floor where Kishore was doing his duty. We have formed the teams to get the accused in the case. We are investigating that whether this was a case of pre-planned attack as the accused attacked with his private weapon or was it an incident that occurred in a fit of rage,” said a senior police official from Gurugram police. Jugal Kishore was residing in Begum Kheri with his wife. A father of two-year-old, Kishore was expecting his second child in the next coming days. “Even though it was a case of heated argument, restraint should have been exercised and the mindless killing should not have taken place. Because of this senseless act, the lives of Kishore’s pregnant wife and his two-year-old child have been destroyed forever,” said Murari, the relative of the deceased.last_img read more

Football Ohio States path to the College Football Playoff becomes less clear

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) runs the ball in the third quarter of the game against Michigan on Nov. 25 in Ann Arbor. Ohio State won 31-20. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorANN ARBOR, Mich. — Before No. 9 Ohio State (10-2, 8-1 Big Ten) beat its rival Michigan (8-4, 5-4 Big Ten) 31-20 Saturday, its path to the College Football Playoff looked clear. If it wins and every team left expected to win does its job, Ohio State likely slips in as the first two-loss team to reach the playoff.That path looked all the more clear after No. 2 Miami lost 24-14 to Pittsburgh Friday, all but eliminating the possibility of two ACC teams landing spots.But four hours after the Buckeyes beat the Wolverines, their playoff chances took a major blow when No. 1 Alabama lost 26-14 to No. 6 Auburn, moving Auburn into the SEC championship game against No. 7 Georgia. What makes this such a complicated situation for Ohio State is that it was in the exact same situation as Alabama last year, and it reached the playoff. It was a one-loss, non-conference champion that was picked ahead of two-loss Big Ten champion Penn State. The CFP committee deemed its wins against three highly ranked opponents in Oklahoma, Michigan and Wisconsin to be enough to make up for the lack of a conference title. This could also harken back to the 2015 Ohio State team, which was kept out of the playoff after one loss to Michigan State.The season is not completely out of Ohio State’s hands. The Buckeyes have to win the Big Ten championship against undefeated No. 5 Wisconsin to even be considered in the playoff. Assuming Ohio State does that, it still requires either a tough decision by the selection committee or an upset in the Big 12 championship game.The committee could decide to include Ohio State in ahead of Alabama should the Buckeyes knock off the Badgers. Alabama has defeated only two currently ranked opponents — No. 18 LSU and No. 14 Mississippi State, which just lost to Ole Miss — and an Ohio State win over Wisconsin would give the Buckeyes three wins over currently ranked opponents. There also is a chance No. 12 TCU defeats No. 4 Oklahoma in the Big 12 championship game, which at this point would likely not be enough for the Horned Frogs to leap the Buckeyes. A loss late in the season without a conference title could doom a Sooners team that came into Ohio Stadium and beat the Buckeyes 31-16 earlier this season. With conference championships going on next week, the two guaranteed spots belong to the winners of the SEC, between Georgia and Auburn, and the ACC, between No. 3 Clemson and Miami. The remaining two spots will belong to either the Big Ten champion, Oklahoma or Alabama. Ohio State’s playoff hopes have grown dimmer, but they are not gone. read more