Latics keep survival hopes alive

first_imgCallum McManaman struck 10 minutes from time to give Wigan a 3-2 victory over West Brom and keep the Latics’ hopes of another great escape alive. The hosts were gifted a chance from nothing in the 10th minute when Ben Watson’s handball handed them a promising free-kick, but Dorrans shot straight at Joel Robles. Kone was seeing less of the ball up front for the Latics but almost caught Ben Foster off guard with a skiddy long-range effort in the 19th minute. West Brom took a deserved lead when Claudio Yacob kicked things off with a tackle deep in his own half and Romelu Lukaku picked out Markus Rosenberg’s run with a wonderfully measured pass into the right channel. The Swede easily outstripped Watson and his low ball across goal left Long with a simple close-range finish. Maloney went close with a free-kick in the 37th minute and the equaliser arrived two minutes later as Maloney found Jean Beausejour on the left flank and Kone beat Jonas Olsson to nod home the Chilean’s cross at the far post. Steve Clarke’s side had more energy after the break and restored their lead five minutes into the second half. McAuley was the scorer, rising to head Dorrans’ free-kick home after Kone made only a half-hearted attempt to track his run. McArthur immediately found the net after coming off the bench, diving to head home Maloney’s cross at full stretch for a dramatic first touch. Wigan lost Beausejour to injury in the 74th minute but they were soon celebrating when McManaman and Maloney combined to put the visitors ahead for the first time. Maloney, somewhat inevitably, was the instigator, charging down the left wing and beating two men before pulling the ball back from the byline. The finish was a simple one for McManaman but the effect could yet be huge on their season. The Latics twice came from behind before McManaman, who scored his first Barclays Premier League goal against Tottenham last weekend, swept home from close range following Shaun Maloney’s superb run. Shane Long and Gareth McAuley put West Brom ahead in the 29th and 50th minutes, only for Arouna Kone and James McArthur – with his first touch – the drag the visitors back into it. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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“Muppets Most Wanted” to be shown at Wellington Regent Theater

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments This week at the Regent Theater: “Muppets Most Wanted” (Movie trailer is below).When: Friday 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 52 minutes.Movie Synopsis: Disney’s “Muppets Most Wanted” takes the entire Muppets gang on a global tour, selling out grand theaters in some of Europe’s most exciting destinations, including Berlin, Madrid, Dublin and London. But mayhem follows the Muppets overseas, as they find themselves unwittingly entangled in an international crime caper headed by Constantine-the World’s Number One Criminal and a dead ringer for Kermit the Frog-and his dastardly sidekick Dominic, aka Number Two, portrayed by Ricky Gervais. The film stars Tina Fey as Nadya, a feisty prison guard, and Ty Burrell as Interpol agent Jean Pierre Napoleon.(c) DisneyRotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 79%. Audience review: 67% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:April 18: Noah;Coming Soon:Rio 2God’s Not Dead.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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Uganda Cranes hold Congo to draw, set eyes on CECAFA

first_imgThe Cranes team that faced Congo. PHOTO VIA @masindeonyango?? Congo 1-1 Uganda ?? (Goal Milton Karisa )??  Ghana  1-1  Egypt ??Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT & AFP | Uganda ended their 2018 World Cup qualification campaign with a draw away in Brazaville courtesy of a first half goal by Milton Karisa.Marvin Baudry gave the home team an early lead that was cancelled just one minute later by Karisa.Coach Moses Basena travelled to Congo with a side that had many new players being readied for the upcoming regional and African tournaments.The team however travelled with star of Uganda’s campaign, Cranes captain Denis Masinde Onyango, who has conceded only two goals in six games.After falling out of the race to make Russia World Cup 2018, Cranes now eye CECAFA 2017, CHAN 2018 and AFCON 2019 tournaments. Egypt topped World Cup qualifier Group E to secure a place in the Russia finals after beating Uganda and Congo 1-0 in their last two matches last month.CRANES START XI: Onyango; Wadada, Juuko, Isinde, Walu, Wasswa, Iguma, Mutyaba, Karisa, Muleme, Serunkuuma. Standings Group EEGY – 13 ptsUGA – 9 pts GHA – 7 ptsCGO – 2The Cranes starting line up that destroyed Egypt, which was the highlight of their campaign.Recalled Shikabala scores as Egypt drawShikabala marked his recall by Egypt with a superb goal during a 1-1 draw away to Ghana Sunday in the final World Cup Africa zone Group E qualifier.The match in Cape Coast was a dead rubber as the ‘Pharaohs’ won the mini-league and secured a place at the 2018 finals in Russia by defeating Congo Brazzaville last month.It will be Egypt’s first appearance at the World Cup since 1990, while Ghana miss out after playing in the last three editions.Argentina-born Egypt coach Hector Cuper rested a number of first choices, including Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah, giving fringe players like Shikabala a chance to impress.The Saudi Arabia-based midfielder made the most of his first national team appearance for three years by slamming a low pass past goalkeeper Richard Ofori on 61 minutes.But the lead lasted only three minutes with Ghana levelling through an Edwin Gyasi shot from outside the box that took a deflection and wrongfooted goalkeeper Sherif Ekramy.The ‘Black Stars’ almost snatched victory in the fourth and final minute of stoppage time during a goalmouth scramble.Ghana lacked several regulars, including Andre and Jordan Ayew, Asamoah Gyan and Thomas Partey.Tweets about @OfficialFUFA Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Street Child Cup kicks off in SA

first_imgMore than 70 teenagers from variouscountries are gathered in Durban toplay football. A girl playing football in the streets ofManagua, Nicaragua’s capital.(Images: Street Child World Cup)MEDIA CONTACTS• Joe HewittMedia LiaisonStreet Child World [email protected]• Umthombo+27 31 337 [email protected] ARTICLES• Boost for school football• Nestlé nurtures future footballers• SA’s children get football fever• Football for Hope to unite SABongani NkosiMore than 70 homeless teenagers from across the world have been given a chance to flex their football skills in Durban, South Africa, in the inaugural Deloitte Street Child World Cup.The week-long tournament, which kicked off at the Durban University of Technology on 15 March, features a series of seven-a-side indoor matches between street children from South Africa, Tanzania, Nicaragua, Brazil, Ukraine, India, Vietnam, the UK and Philippines.The teams are mixed, with boys and girls playing together, and the winning squad will take home an impressive trophy.Opening group stage matches have already created fireworks: in one game the South African team, represented by the Umthombo Football Club, beat Ukraine 4-1, while the skilful Brazilians were defeated by the indefatigable Tanzanian squad 2-0 in another.The tournament was initiated by UK human rights organisation Amos Trust. Umthombo, an NGO working with street children in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, is facilitating it.Events like these are a good way to reach out to children living on the streets, said Umthombo CEO Tom Hewitt. “The tournament is fantastic. It celebrates the potential of street children.”Hewitt has been impressed by the participants’ talent so far. “Nicaragua is not known for football, but those children playing in the competition are quite incredible,” Hewitt said. “The Brazilian team is also fantastic … people are excited for it.”The youngsters are thrilled to be taking part in such a competition, he added. They received a warm welcome when they arrived in Durban, with locals staging a traditional Zulu-style carnival for them.The Street Child World Cup is meant to, among other things, create a platform for the youngsters to share experiences of their respective countries, said Joe Hewitt, the tournament’s head of media.SA ideal host for first CupThe plan is to hold future street child games in countries hosting major sporting events, such as world cups and the Olympics. It’s fitting that the inaugural tournament is staged in South Africa in 2010 to coincide with the Fifa World Cup here.“The Fifa World Cup is something that should be for all. These children should be involved in it in some way,” said Joe Hewitt. They should be given a special opportunity to be involved as flag bearers and ball crew members, he added.“The Deloitte Street Child World Cup demonstrates the tremendous potential of every single child, and especially street children, who are so often treated as less than human,” said Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu in a statement. “I am proud that the first ever Street Child World Cup will take place in South Africa …”Tutu is one of a number of influential personalities who have endorsed the Cup. Others include AC Milan and England midfielder David Beckham, Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena, Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson, UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Filipino professional boxer Manny Pacquiao.“I am delighted that the first Street Child World Cup will take place in South Africa where I know there is a huge passion for football. No child should have to live on the streets and I fully endorse this campaign giving street children a voice to claim their rights,” said Ferguson, who has visited South Africa a number of times with his team to play Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates in the annual Vodacom Challenge tournament.Taking children off Durban’s streets Umthombo, formerly known as the Durban Street Team, has been working on the streets of the coastal city since 1998. The organisation runs various projects to help homeless children – these include a mobile health clinic, mentoring schemes and a community reintegration programme.The organisation does not believe in putting street children in institutions, but rather tries to reunite them with their families. Tom Hewitt said it’s been encouraging to note the growing number of children who have been returned to their homes.“There are fewer kids on the streets of Durban this year compared to last year,” he said. “The children are able to reintegrate into family life.”The Street Child World Cup helps remind the public that there are homeless youngsters across the world, not just in South Africa, Joe Hewitt said. “It shows that this is a global problem. There are countries bigger than South Africa that still have the problem.”This year’s participants will also attend the Street Child World Cup Indaba in Durban from 20 to 22 March. With themes such as home, safety and health, the youngsters will shares stories and discuss future aspirations with each other.last_img read more

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Maps of South Africa

first_imgThe country and its provinces, regions, cities and suburbs. Tourist accommodation and recreation venues. Get the big picture – then zoom in and get the more detailed picture – with a range of interactive map websites.A collection of maps depicting South Africa. (Image: Htonl, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0)Brand South AfricaMany of them allow you to zoom in to street level and then print out the map to help you find your way once you’re on the road. Others provide links to hotels and guesthouses in the area you’re planning to visit to help you arrange your holiday accommodation.If you’re a resident, you can also use them to search for businesses close to your home.Yes, we know about Google Maps! But did you know there’s also.SA-Venues.com South Africa MapsRegional maps, street maps, maps of tourist attractions, game reserves, golf courses and more.Map Studio provides online interactive maps as well as maps for purchase, including street guides, street maps, wall maps, pocket mapsm, road maps, speciality atlases and books, road atlases, educational products, and globetrotter guides.EasyMap EasyInfo’s interactive map includes street search and city/town search facilities, and also covers neighbouring countries.South African ExplorerInteractive destination guide and map of tourist, accommodation and recreational activities in South Africa.InfoSight.comA useful guide if you plan to drive. Free registration gives you access to a handy map- based route planner. Search for a restaurant or make a guesthouse booking online.Southern Africa PlacesUses Google Maps to build tailored maps of South Africa. Interactive map to help you find accommodation, plus maps guiding visitors to wildlife places.Statistics South Africa Geography WebsiteGeography . statistically speaking. Features a range of mapping information, imagery and interactivity relating to population and other statistics.Environmental Affairs: Maps and MappingThe Department of Environmental Affairs offers a range of national and provincial maps of South Africa for print or download. These include maps of the country’s topography, biomes, catchment areas and more in various sizes and formats.South African Geographical Names SystemOffers an interactive macro-to-micro map showing official place names, metropolitan boundaries, national and main roads, dams and rivers. Includes a place-name and co- ordinates search facility.Planet GISMunicipal boundaries, layered place maps, roads. Order a DVD with images from NASA’s Landsat 7 Satellite coverage.University of Texas at AustinAn online collection of political, physical, historical and thematic maps of South Africa in pdf and image format, mostly produced by the US’s Central Intelligence Agency.Originally published April 2002Updated: 10 May 2012Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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Al Jazeera Takes a Stab at Social News

first_imgYou remember those social news shows and segments that debuted over the last couple of years, right? Right? I hope you do because I don’t, and neither do any of the other writers here. Al Jazeera is hoping to buck that trend with “The Stream.” The Stream draws for its stories from the flow of social media in the Middle East, a flow that’s grown positively torrential over the last six months. independent participants on Twitter and Facebook have frequently outpaced even the most competent and committed reporters. And the best of them have in turn contributed to the stream. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… curt hopkins Tags:#New Media#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Hosts Derrick Ashong and Ahmed Shihab-Eldin turned their studios, a thunderdome of screens, into a hellbroth of feeds and videos for the 30-minute show’s online beta premiere. Ashong described it as a “social media community with its own daily TV program.” The broadcast debut is in two weeks.The beta premiere looked at Mexicans using social media to counter drug violence, a Yemeni blogger’s return home and Indian anti-corruption efforts. “I thought it was great,” said the Berkman Center‘s Jillian York, one of the guests on the premiere. “It was a bit unexpected: I thought I’d be talking about the social media aspects of the stories they sent me, but instead I was asked about the actual bits.”Two things struck me. First, it was professional. The people directing and curating the conversation were competent and agile. Second, the social media was a series of veins to be mined and lines along which communication ran, not ornamentation or gimmick.If anyone is going to do something like this right, Al Jazeera, which has a good track record of real social media innovation, is a likely candidate. It will be interesting to watch how it grows. Unsurprisingly, the show has a Twitter feed and a Facebook page, both of which are points of pretty vital conversation. The Stream uses Storify to curate information relating to a story. I admit I’ve yet to get my head around the utility of this tool as a story-telling medium, though I seem to be odd man out on this. Other sources: Lost Remote A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

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Ateneo’s Matt Nieto ‘relaxed’ amid pressure-packed moment

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments What to do post-run to maximize your results Nieto looked at the rim, dribbled the ball twice, and shot his free throw. Swish. He repeated the same motion one more time and the scoreboards now read 76-75 in favor of the Blue Eagles.“Actually, I was just relaxed, we’re always practicing our free throws each and every day,” said Nieto now in a more somber area inside the venue. “It’s always my routine, it’s the same routine, whether it’s the first free throw in the game or the last.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“I just shot it like it’s my normal routine and luckily my practice paid off.”The game, however, wasn’t finished yet as the 3.9 seconds that got stuck during Nieto’s free throws would now tick away. BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo guard Matt Nieto took his spot just an inch behind the free throw line with the game clock stopped at 3.9 seconds and the scoreboards at 75-74 in favor of archrivals De La Salle.The blue crowd collectively held its breath while the people in green tried every distraction allowed by Mall of Asia security.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next And tick away it did as the Green Archers failed to shot a sensible attempt as a bright red light illuminated the clocks’ borders.Ateneo emerged as the victors and capped off its 7-0 first round with a 76-75 win over the defending champions.And as the tournament heads into its crucial stage, Nieto also looked forward and would treat his heroics as mere memory.“I won’t let it go to my mind, I’m more focused on our next game,” said Nieto, who finished the game with 16 points. “When another opportunity like that comes my way, I will just follow coach Tab [Baldwin] because he knows best.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasalast_img read more

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2012 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund Grants

first_imgApplications for the 2012 Sportscover Sponsorship Fund (SSF) are now open, with 20 grants to be awarded to clubs and associations across a broad cross-section of sports. The 20 grants, worth US$750 each, will be awarded to a variety of amateur sports clubs, associations and people who are striving to achieve sporting greatness in their community.Sportscover’s desire to assist community sports led to the creation of the SSF,  and over the last few years, the SSF has donated over $70,000 in grants to grass-roots sporting clubs and associations.The first round is now closed, however the second round of grants, in which seven grants will be awarded, will run from the 1st August – 15th September, and the third round of grants seeing six awarded will be open from the 1st October – 15th November.To view eligibility criteria please visit the following link:§  http://www.sportscover.com/sp_criteria.asp The application form can be found at:§  http://www.sportscover.com/ssf/ For more information on the SSF, please visit the Sportscover website by following the link below:http://www.sportscover.com/supporting-sport.asp?id=1610Related Links2012 SSF Grantslast_img read more

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21 days agoNorwich City boss Farke: I’m at the right place

first_imgNorwich City boss Farke: I’m at the right placeby Freddie Taylor21 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDaniel Farke says he feels like he is the “right place” at Norwich City. The German will rack up 100 league matches in charge of the Canaries this weekend when his side face Aston Villa at Carrow Road.”I feel that I’m totally in the right place. I enjoy my life here and I like the challenge to create something special, and we are creating something special at the moment,” he said.”I feel really honoured and blessed and look forward to be allowed to work in this responsible role for such a long time. You can’t take it for granted but it would be a great honour to be here even longer.”Then hopefully one day we can look back in this spirit and I would be happy if the people can say, ‘Okay, he’s done alright and we’ll take this’.”To be honest, I don’t look back too much. It was mentioned to me in the beginning of the week so you have to be unbelievably thankful to the key people in our club – to our owners Delia and Michael, to Stuart (Webber) and to our board but also to our supporters to trust me and allow me to help the yellow shirts to succeed.”I am humble and just thankful that I’m allowed to plan this extraordinary role for this amazing club and it’s a great privilege.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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