Arsenal concerned about Pablo Mari adapting to Premier League football

first_imgFlamengo want assurances from Arsenal over a permanent transfer (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are focusing their efforts on loan deals rather than permanent signings after a busy summer of spending, which included the club record deal for Nicolas Pepe.Arteta has remained tight-lipped about Arsenal’s transfer plans in the final days of the window, saying on Monday night: ‘We are in the market and the club is trying to facilitate one or two bodies if we can with the resources that we have in this window.’MORE: Arsenal set to make late move for Southampton defender Cedric SoaresMORE: Flamengo manager sends clear message to Arsenal over Pablo Mari transfer Arteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA CupTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 4:22FullscreenArteta ‘pleased’ after Arsenal progress past Bournemouth in FA Cuphttps://metro.co.uk/video/arteta-pleased-arsenal-progress-past-bournemouth-fa-cup-2097240/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Flamengo snapped Mari up in 2019 and the defender did play against Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool in the Club World Cup final last year.The Brazilian side are adamant that the loan deal must include an obligation to buy, but talks are set to continue between the clubs.Arsenal have until Friday to get the deal over the line, with the winter transfer window set close at 11pm on 31 January.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityThe Gunners have been linked with a host of defenders, as Mikel Arteta is desperate for reinforcements at the back.Arsenal’s fragile defence continues to hamper Arteta’s new reign, but club chiefs are struggling to convince rivals to part with their players.The Gunners’ job is made even more difficult by a lack of transfer funds this month. Arsenal concerned about Pablo Mari adapting to Premier League football Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 28 Jan 2020 2:14 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link1.2kShares Advertisementcenter_img Mari is eager to join Arsenal (Picture: Getty)Arsenal are refusing to commit to a permanent transfer to Pablo Mari due to concerns about his ability to adapt to English football, according to reports.A transfer for Mari appeared to be on the verge of completion when the centre-back landed in London last weekend.Mari underwent a medical and Arsenal had agreed a loan deal with his club, Flamengo, with an obligation to buy.However, Arsenal are now insisting on a loan deal without a commitment to purchase Mari at the end of the season.ADVERTISEMENTESPN Brazil claim Arsenal have reservations about bringing Mari on board on a permanent basis as he has not played in the Premier League yet.AdvertisementAdvertisementMari was a Manchester City player for a short spell, but never played for the Sky Blues and spent those three years out on loan. Advertisement Commentlast_img read more

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Ronaldo retains Club World Cup for Real Madrid

first_imgMadrid dominated possession but, unlike in their profligate semi-final performance, found clear-cut chances hard to come by against the well-organised Gremio defence.Luka Modric came closest to breaking the deadlock in the first half with a left-footed shot from the edge of the box that flew inches wide of the far post.Ronaldo also hammered a long-range free-kick that dipped onto the roof of the net, whilst Edilson gave Keylor Navas a similar scare at the other end with a free-kick from range.Gremio pleaded for the referee to consult with the video assistant referee (VAR) when Sergio Ramos clipped Ramiro inside the area early in the second period.? He scored the winning goal and he was named Man of the Match in the Club World Cup final!? @Cristiano#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/WPMDKnHVnR— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 17, 2017 Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates | AFP | Cristiano Ronaldo’s second-half free-kick ensured Real Madrid picked up a fifth trophy of 2017 by beating Gremio 1-0 in Abu Dhabi on Saturday to retain the Club World Cup.A third Club World Cup in four years brings Madrid level with rivals Barcelona as the most successful side in the competition’s history and adds to the La Liga, Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup titles already won by Zinedine Zidane’s men this year. ? Well done, @lm19official!#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/MLJdJQIOsS— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 17, 2017However, those claims fell on deaf ears and Madrid instantly broke up the other end to open the scoring.Ronaldo was tripped 25 yards from goal and the world player of the year’s resulting free-kick sneaked through a gap in the Gremio wall to skip into the bottom corner.Gremio were handed a lifeline when Ronaldo had the ball in the net again just before the hour mark, but Karim Benzema was flagged for being marginally offside in the build-up.Marcelo Grohe then turned another Modric drive onto the post and made great stops from Ronaldo and Bale in the final 10 minutes to keep Gremio in the game.However, the Brazilians failed to register a single shot on target as Madrid comfortably held out to seal their most successful ever year with a fifth trophy.Earlier, Mexican side Pachuca beat hosts Al Jazira 4-1 in the third-place play-off.Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Ronaldo was once again Real’s man for the big occasion as his strike went through the Gremio wall eight minutes after the break to ensure the European club champions were also crowned world champions for a fifth straight year.“We wanted to win because Real Madrid have never won five trophies in one year,” said Ronaldo.“I think we played a very good game and deserved to win.”Ronaldo has now scored 15 goals in 20 appearances for Madrid this season despite a slow start in La Liga.“The numbers speak for themselves,” added the Portuguese. “I give my answers on the pitch. The team were phenomenal and it is another trophy for the CV.”Gareth Bale was left on the bench despite scoring with his first touch as a substitute against Al Jazira on Wednesday to book Madrid’s place in the final, as Zinedine Zidane kept faith with the same side that started Real’s Champions League final triumph over Juventus back in June.Gremio booked their ricket to Abu Dhabi by winning the Copa Libertadores for the third time last month and Madrid knew they weren’t in for a comfortable evening just two minutes in when Gremio captain Pedro Geromel raked his studs down the back of Ronaldo’s calf without any punishment from Mexican referee Cesar Ramos.? A @Cristiano free-kick against @Gremio handed us our fifth title of 2017, as we successfully defended our Club World Cup crown in Abu Dhabi!OUR REPORT, PHOTOS AND VIDEO! ?#RMCWC | #HalaMadridhttps://t.co/2yXc52FccG— Real Madrid C.F.?? (@realmadriden) December 16, 2017Ronaldo, though, confirmed he will be fit for next weekend’s Clasico against Barcelona.– Stubborn opposition –last_img read more

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Registration Forms Now Available For Fall Arts Walk 2013

first_imgSubmitted by City of OlympiaRegistration forms for artists and downtown businesses participating in Arts Walk XLVII are now available:In person at The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW,Online at www.olympiawa.gov/artswalkOr by calling Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation at 360/753-8380Early bird registration deadline is Saturday, July 13, and the standard registration deadline is Saturday, July 20, 2013.  Sponsored by Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation and the Olympia Arts Commission, Arts Walk attracts over 10,000 visitors to celebrate the arts in downtown Olympia.  Fall Arts Walk dates are Friday, October 4, 5-10pm, and Saturday, October 5, 12-5pm. Facebook16Tweet0Pin0last_img

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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – THURSDAY MAY 21, 2015

first_imgFelipe Valdez5478413%$266,720 DESORMEAUX ENDORSES RIDE BY ESPINOZAKent Desormeaux won the Belmont Stakes in 2009 on Summer Bird, so the 45-year-old Hall of Fame rider certainly knows his way around the massive mile and a half oval, even though he also has some bittersweet memories.            In perhaps the toughest beat ever, Desormeaux and Real Quiet were nosed out of the Triple Crown by Victory Gallop in 1998, and in 2008, Big Brown failed to complete the course as the odds-on favorite after winning the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes.            Desormeaux at this point has no mount this year in the final jewel of racing’s Triple Crown, which will be decided June 6 with American Pharoah seeking to become the first winner of racing’s most elusive prize since Affirmed in 1978.If the 3-year-old colt ridden by Victor Espinoza and trained by Bob Baffert for Ahmed Zayat runs as he did in the Preakness last Saturday, taking the lead from the start and winning by seven widening lengths on Pimlico’s sloppy track, Desormeaux likes Espinoza’s chances.“He did the right thing, doing what he did,” Desormeaux said of Espinoza’s take-it-to-’em tactics. “He sent him like they were going across the street and that was the right strategy, to establish the lead and annihilate the field.“Two hundred yards from the gate, when he was squeezed to the fence, you could tell he was swimming. He was in six inches of water before he was getting into the race track. There was a pool down on the fence, but he splashed through that, got to higher ground, and won like the very good horse that he is.”Is he good enough to win the Triple Crown?“He’s definitely the fastest horse out there, but the true test of a champion is whether they can recover and hold their form in three weeks going a mile and a half,” Desormeaux said.“For him to put in an effort like that, he’s going to be tired. But Bob knows what to do. He’s only failed by a lip and a neck and then some of winning the Triple Crown.“Baffert knows how to get ’em ready.” Bob Baffert1231125%$145,750 (Current Through Sunday, May 17) SANTA ANITA STATISTICS UNBEATEN SUNDAY RULES SHARP FOR SPRING FEVERUnbeaten Sunday Rules will be favored to capture her fifth straight victory when she runs in Saturday’s $150,000 Spring Fever Stakes for older fillies and mares at six furlongs.          A speedy 4-year-old bay daughter of the late Tribal Rule owned and bred by Nick Alexander, Sunday Rules has won her four starts by a combined margin of nearly 24 lengths.“She couldn’t be doing any better,” said trainer Phil D’Amato, who knows another committed front-runner, Tribal Gal, drew outside of Sunday Rules in a field of six.“It is what it is; if they want to 21, 44 or whatever, we’ll keep going,” D’Amato said. “She breezed 59 the other day and it looked like she was going 1:02, she was doing it so easy. She’s just so talented. Good horses do that.“She’s had a little of this, a little of that,” D’Amato said in explaining her limited campaigns of two starts in 2013, one start last year and one so far in 2015, a 2 ½-length score on April 30. “She had some issues at two, then she got sick at three, but she’s never been as good as she is right now and I look forward to giving her a more substantial campaign this year.”The Spring Fever: Shakeitupbetty, Elvis Trujillo, 15-1; Harlington’s Rose, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Sidepocket Run, Tiago Pereira, 15-1; Meinertzhageni, Fernando Perez, 5-1; Sunday Rules, Tyler Baze, 3-5; and Tribal Gal, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2. Joseph Talamo581131219%$382,698 Michael Machowsky1433121%$94,120 Mario Gutierrez2232414%$155,480 BUCK STOPS WITH TRUMAN FOR GO WEST MARIEConsistent and versatile Go West Marie stretches back out to a mile when she runs in Saturday’s $125,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes for older fillies and mares at one mile on turf for red-hot trainer Eddie Truman, who won four races last weekend, two on Saturday and two on Sunday.“I, Gary (Stevens), Mr. Redekop (owner Peter Redekop) and Brian (Anderson), his agent, are all on board with running her two turns instead of off the hill, actually,” Truman said. “She’s run super down the hill (at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf), but we just love her at two turns.“Brian is the one who talked Mr. Redekop into giving me a chance to train for him. He’s been a friend for years and there’s a great partnership there. We won four races down the hill last weekend and I think we’ve won seven of 11 over that course.”The Fran’s Valentine: My Monet, Gonzalo Nicolas, 6-1; Wild in the Saddle, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; Go West Marie, Gary Stevens, 2-1; Heat Du Jour, Corey Nakatani, 5-1; Chati’s On Top, Santiago Gonzalez, 6-1; Qiaona, Mike Smith, 5-1; Mangita, Aaron Gryder, 8-1; and Chilada, Elvis Trujillo, 15-1.SANTA ANITA STARTS 4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS TOMORROW            Santa Anita will offer a series of six twilight racing cards dubbed “4 O’clock Fridays,” featuring a 4 p.m. first post time beginning tomorrow through the month of June.All Santa Anita Thoroughbreds Club members will receive free General Admission and the track will also present a “Totally 80s” concert series, hosted by K-EARTH 101 Radio after the races, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Sirona’s Sports Bar.In addition to live music (provided tomorrow by “The Young Guns Band”), fans 21 and older will be treated to the following discount drink specials in Sirona’s and in the track’s newest sports bar, The Gallop Out, on the Club House turn:–$3 Bud and Bud Light (16 oz. draft)–$5 Well Cocktails–$10 Domestic Draft PitchersSanta Anita will also open at 11 a.m. each Friday beginning May 22 for simulcast racing from across North America. For more information regarding “4 O’clock Fridays,” including a complete schedule of “Totally 80s” live bands, please visit santaanita.com/events.FINISH LINES: On a fast Santa Anita main track Thursday morning, Beholder had her first work back since missing the May 9 Vanity Stakes with a temperature, going five furlongs under David Neusch in 1:01. “It was a very nice work,” Richard Mandella said of the two-time Eclipse Award winner. “She wanted to do more. We’re still looking at the Adoration Stakes for her on June 13.” Mandella also sent Precisionist winner Catch a Flight six furlongs in 1:12.80 in preparation for the Grade I Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 27 . . . Feeling a bit under the weather, Corey Nakatani took off the two horses he was scheduled to ride today . . . The Great Race Place presents its Santa Anita Carnival Memorial Day weekend, this Saturday through Monday. The entire family is invited for three days of live racing, carnival rides, games and prizes, with unlimited rides for children for only $10. Admission and parking to the Infield is free through Gate 6 off Colorado Place. Flavien Prat551211222%$676,500 TrainerSts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won Elvis Trujillo4754711%$259,920 GRAZEN SKY TRIES ‘DIFFERENT’ TURF IN SNOW CHIEFGrazen Sky was an authoritative winner in the Silky Sullivan at one mile over a “good” turf course at Golden Gate April 26, but trainer Steve Miyadi is taking nothing for granted when the gray son of Grazen owned and bred by Nick Alexander runs in Saturday’s $200,000 Snow Chief Stakes for three year olds at 1 1/8 miles on grass.“The win was on Golden Gate turf,” Miyadi said. “There is a difference. It’s a little bit slower turf course up there.“We got a good draw but there are a lot of horses in the race. I don’t tell Rafael (Bejarano) how to ride but I imagine we’ll be behind Pete Miller’s horse (Richard’s Boy). My horse has trained well up to the race and he’s ready to go.”Coincidentally, Silky Sullivan and Snow Chief each won the Santa Anita Derby, in 1958 and 1986, respectively.The Snow Chief is one of five stakes Saturday in the Golden State Series for horses bred or sired in California.The field for the Snow Chief, race eight of 10: Cardiac, Santiago Gonzalez, 8-1; Richard’s Boy, Fernando Perez, 7-2; Book Thirty Four, Felipe Valdez, 20-1; Zinvor, Victor Espinoza, 7-2; Grazen Sky, Rafael Bejarano, 5-2; Chief of Staff, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Temple Keys, Drayden Van Dyke, 15-1; Neveradoubt, Flavien Prat, 20-1; Rocko’s Wheel, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Pulmarack, Corey Nakatani, 6-1; and Over Par, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1.HENDRICKS FILLY GOES LONG ON DIRT IN MELAIR STAKESThermodynamics broke her maiden on turf, then finished third in allowance company on grass, both at one mile.Saturday it’s back to the main track for the daughter of The Pamplemousse in the $200,000 Melair Stakes for 3-year-old fillies in at 1 1/16 miles.“We thought she wanted to go long the way she’s been working, and Gary (Stevens) doesn’t think the grass moved her up as much as two turns, so we’ll give it a try,” trainer Dan Hendricks said in explaining the return to dirt.The Melair: Barbara Beatrice, Tiago Pereira, 8-1; Thermodynamics, Gary Stevens, 3-1; Sheer Pleasure, Tyler Baze, 5-2; Niassa, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Ashley’s Baby, Mike Smith, 3-1; La Fiera, Rafael Bejarano, 3-1; and Tribal Express, Alonso Quinonez, 15-1. Richard Mandella1965132%$422,090 MILLER HAS TWO FOR THE MONEY IN TIZNOW          Peter Miller, in the mix for leading trainer as usual, sends out two horses in Saturday’s $150,000 Tiznow Stakes for 4-year-olds and up at one mile on the main track, Solid Wager and Poshky. Each will be seeking his first stakes win, although they have combined for eight career victories from a combined 32 starts.Through 15 racing days, Miller had eight victories at the Spring Meet, one behind leader Doug O’Neill. Phil D’Amato also had eight wins.The Tiznow: Sold Wager, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Spirit Rules, Iggy Puglisi, 6-1; Toledo Eddie, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; Magic Mark, Fernando Perez, 10-1; Short Heat Wave, David Flores, 20-1; Soi Phet, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Poshky, Elvis Trujillo, 8-1; Rousing Sermon, Rafael Bejarano, 8-1; Motown Men, Tyler Baze, 5-2; and Joy Boy, Joe Talamo, 4-1. Drayden Van Dyke4174517%$275,888 Tiago Pereira2866321%$218,420 Philip D’Amato2483333%$309,170 Tyler Baze8616121719%$656,070center_img Santiago Gonzalez4148310%$178,336 Mike Smith1946121%$408,730 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%Money Won William Spawr1131227%$77,610 John Sadler3356515%$203,258 Alex Solis1333223%$150,960 Doug O’Neill45911520%$395,110 Peter Miller37811122%$306,360 Martin Pedroza463667%$178,938 Fernando Perez57109818%$392,980 Dan Hendricks831038%$71,890 Edwin Maldonado46611813%$236,820 Eddie Truman1151145%$145,150 Bruce Headley831038%$68,350 Gonzalo Nicolas5256910%$173,558 ESPINOZA DID THE RIGHT THING IN THE PREAKNESSTRAINER FEELS GRASS IS GREENER FOR GRAZEN SKYTHERMODYNAMICS GOES LONG IN MELAIR STAKESSPRING FEVER HOPEFUL SUNDAY RULES ‘COULDN’T BE DOING ANY BETTER’TRAINER HOPES TIZNOW STAKES IS MILLER TIME4 O’CLOCK FRIDAYS TOMORROW AT SANTA ANITACHAMP BEHOLDER WORKS FOR ADORATION STAKES Richard Baltas2563224%$318,420 Rafael Bejarano5911131319%$521,862last_img read more

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Recovering June Mar Fajardo just wants to play basketball again

first_imgCarpio 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 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next June Mar Fajardo hasn’t played basketball for almost two months after a shin fracture sidelined him since the beginning of the PBA Governors’ Cup.ADVERTISEMENT ‘It’s hard’: Meralco’s losing skid unfamiliar territory for Durham MOST READ His absence in the PBA’s third conference could also jeopardize his chances for a fifth straight MVP.Fajardo already has two Best Player of the Conference from the Philippine and Commissioner’s Cups making him a virtual lock for the MVP but he needs to play in at least 70 percent of his team’s games to be eligible for the league’s top individual plum.The prospect of winning a fifth straight MVP trophy, however, doesn’t entice Fajardo, who just wants to get back to playing with his team.“I’m just focusing on returning to the game, I just want to play, I want to run on the court because it’s been so long since I did that,” said Fajardo who can become the league’s most decorated player in history if he wins his fifth MVP.“I just want to return to the normal state of things.”ADVERTISEMENT It hasn’t been trying time for the four-time PBA MVP.“I hope I’m able to play because it’s just too boring when you’re not doing anything,” said Fajardo in Filipino after San Miguel’s 117-100 win over Phoenix Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.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 Chriss“It’s still a different sensation when you’re running around and playing.”As part of his rehabilitation process, Fajardo has been doing biking and swimming and is not allowed to participate in practices with the team yet. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Raiders mailbag: Your ideas on how to replace Derek Carr

first_img … Rather than have a flood of “Dump Derek Carr” or “Keep Derek Carr” questions, this week’s mailbag posed the question of coming up with a replacement if you want him gone.For the record, I think the most likely scenario is Carr stays and a young quarterback arrives in the draft with one of the five of the top 90 picks the Raiders have in the draft.Some submissions on the Carr question below, plus a few other questions:@paulinwaban: Tom Brady? He wants out here is word on the street.last_img

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Ramphele’s party platform to ‘build SA’

first_img18 February 2013 South African activist, doctor and businesswoman Mamphela Ramphele officially announced the formation of a “party political platform” at Johannesburg’s Constitution Hill on Monday. Last year Ramphele announced that she would embark on a campaign to overhaul South Africa’s electoral system through the Citizens Movement which was launched to encourage active citizens in South Africa’s democracy. Ramphele resigned from her position as chairperson of Gold Fields last week. “Dr Ramphele has decided to retire as chairman to further her socio-economic and political work,” spokesperson Sven Lunsche said in a statement. “She has resigned from most of her private sector directorships and will relinquish all other remaining private sector directorships and positions to focus on these activities.” The activities involve the launch of the initiative under the name Agang, or in the Nguni languages of our country, Akhani, which can be interpreted in English as “Build South Africa”. “I am working with a group of fellow citizens to form a party political platform that will focus on rekindling hope that building the country of our dreams is possible in our lifetime,” Ramphele said in her speech.‘Hunger for a new beginning’ “Our consultations and conversations across the lengths and breadths of our country have confirmed a hunger for a new beginning. “I feel called to to lead the efforts of many South Africans who increasingly fear that we are missing too many opportunities to become that which we have the potential to become – a great society,” she said. She highlighted the need to restructure the country’s economy by improving education and training in order to tackle poverty and inequality. She also spoke of the need for an active citizenry to shape the country’s collective future. “This is an opportunity for citizens to take ownership of their own country’s destiny and shape it,” Ramphele said. “I invite all compatriots to work with us to build a South Africa we can all be proud of. We owe it to you, our children, and your children to leave them a legacy of a great country. “I have put up my hand. I ask you all to join this effort. Our children and grandchildren deserve nothing less. Our mothers and grandmothers deserve nothing less. All South Africans deserve nothing less,” she said. Ramphele is a former director of human development at the World Bank and became the first South African to be appointed as one of four managing directors of the World Bank in 2000. Her responsibilities included overseeing the strategic positioning of the World Bank Institute. She also became the first black woman to be appointed as a vice chancellor at a South African university when she was appointed the role at the University of Cape Town in September 1996. Ramphele served as a trustee of the Nelson Mandela Children’s Fund, as the director of the Institute for a Democratic Alternative for South Africa and as a board member of the Anglo-American Corporation and Transnet. SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

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Crackdown in Tunisia: This Week in Online Tyranny

first_imgcurt hopkins 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Tunisian Protests Result in Massive Online Crackdown. On December 17th, a young unemployed university graduate, Mohamed Bouazizi, burned himself to death in Sidi Bouzid to protest the economic situation for young people. His death inspired large protests and resulted in the government killing of three protesters so far. With a non-existent media, Tunisians took to the internet to share information on the protests. This resulted in a savage censoring backlash by the Tunisian government. Anonymous, the 4chan-allied, Wikipedia-defending hacker group, subsequently targeted the government’s official site and that of the prime minister, shutting both down. Tunisians are being supported by bloggers around the world, especially in the Arab world. It has been absent, however, in the western media. This should, alas, be no great shock. On the plus side, as DemocracyWorks notes, are the development of the anti-censorship protest song in Tunisia, and protest hip-hop. Saudi Arabia to increase official online repression. Two months after banning Facebook for “religious reasons,” the kingdom, already one of the most repressive places on the planet, is introducing new rules. They include mandatory licensing for all blogs and websites, as well as government-approved editors. Anyone wishing to start an online publication will need “documents testifying to their good behaviour.” It’s almost funny. Almost. Taiwan restricts free expression. One of the trends we predicted, that of democracies aping restrictive countries like China, is in full flower. The latest to join the Shutup Club is Taiwan. In a unique combination of direct government pressure on the media and government-funded advertising, Taiwan’s media is becoming more docile. Freedom House has downgraded the country’s free speech rating. Whether this will inspire a flowering of alternative online expression or muzzle it as well remains to be seen. The GoldenState is Tin. California’s “mellow vibe” has never seemed quite real to anyone who’s spent any time there, and the latest legal moves in the state should dispel the notion of a live-and-let-live state for good. If you are arrested now in California, the police may, pursuant to a California Supreme Court verdict, seize and root through your cell phone without a warrant. Not satisfied with that, the CA legislature has also passed Senate Bill 1411, a law making “epersonation,” masquerading as someone else online, a crime that can send you to jail for a year. Bolivia makes racism-based censorship more palatable. Bolvia’s “anti-racism” law, a cheap screen for censorship against troublesome journalists, has been criticized widely. Disappointingly, Reporters Without Borders has praised the change in language of the new law. Yes, it’s more specific. But the real issue is that speech is being punished, it’s aimed at media organs and it still provides a handy tool for prosecution of uncooperative newspapers, websites and broadcast stations. Racism should be argued down with words and with actions – if a publication is a racist rag, withdraw your patronage, your advertising, your cooperation. But send a government (you know – the guys with the guns?) against it and you’d best start practice throwing your hands up over your head and remaining perfectly still – you’ll find that yourself racist the minute you disagree with the reigning regime. China arrests blogger for being a dirty bird. Given that China arrested a bride on her wedding day for a seven-word retweet, no one should be surprised that the country’s government is as humorless as it is repressive. But as if to make 100% certain that no one is, China has arrested Lin Chenglong, a Guandong resident who wrote a blog called “Eating, Drinking, Whoring and Gambling.” Please note: Lin was not arrested for soliciting a prostitute. Neither prostitutes, pimps nor madams were arrested. You can make a very good case that prostitution is deleterious for all participants (if you want). But that’s not why Lin was arrested. He was arrested for “spreading obscene material on the internet.” He was arrested, in other words, because China’s leadership are a bunch of repressive grannies. A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#TWiOT#web last_img read more

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Ateneo snatches top spot, FEU humbles La Salle in men’s PVL

first_imgLATEST STORIES Marck Espejo led Ateneo with 17 points while Ishmael Rivera added 10.Joshua Umandal had 10 points to lead the Tigers who struggled in the offensive converting just 27 of its 93 spike attempts.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 shutoutIn the second game, Far Eastern University bounced back after losing the third set and dropped De La Salle, 25-23, 25-19, 23-25, 25-18, to take its second win.The Tamaraws are now at 2-1 to tie UST at the second spot while La Salle dropped to 1-2. Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters 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 Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Better competition key to Kai Sotto’s improvement, says Uichico Ateneo took down University of Santo Tomas in straight sets, 25-21, 25-17, 25-18, to earn the top seed in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference men’s division Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Blue Eagles continued their win streak and improved to 3-0 while the Growling Tigers slipped to 2-1.ADVERTISEMENT Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Mark Detablan had 17 points to lead FEU while getting ample support from three of his teammates.Redijohn Paler and Richardo Solis had 14 and 13 points, respectively, for the Tamaraws while substitute Jude Garcia added 11.Arjay Onia had a game-high 19 points to lead the Green Spikers.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding Read Next E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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