Knead Bakery bags Ocado contract

first_imgKnead Bakery has landed an exclusive deal to supply its free-from bakery products to Ocado, British Baker can reveal.The gluten-free bakery business, based in London, has signed a deal with the online grocery retailer to supply a selection of its free-from bakery goods, which will be available in early 2013. This includes American-style cookies, ginger cookies, brownies and fresh white bread and seeded bread.Sim Smith, owner of Knead Bakery, told British Baker: “I contacted Ocado directly and they were interested in the concept of Knead Bakery, so I met them with samples shortly after. It seemed to fit with our customer base and it is so great to be available to such a lot of the UK from the get-go.”She added that Knead Bakery will be extending its range with Ocado later on in the year, which will include its mini blueberry muffins, mini lemon and poppy seed muffins and carrot cake.The company will also be looking to target further retailers following its exclusivity period with Ocado, as Smith explained: “We already have other large retailers wanting to stock the products.”Knead Bakery produces a range of bakery products which are free from gluten, dairy, casein, yeast and cane sugar.last_img read more

Wegmans limiting customers, starting wellness checks

first_imgThese safety measures follow their previous measures Wegmans created such as closing the stores for the evening to do cleaning, having Plexiglass shields installed at their pharmacies and front-end registers, and providing masks for employees. UPDATE: (WBNG) — Wegman’s management tells 12 News it has been monitoring capacity at its store “for weeks.” —– According to the Wegmans website, they said they will be operating their stores at 15 to 20 percent of their maximum occupancy and will be having practices in place to ensure that they are staying within those limits at all of their locations. For more on the coronavirus click here.center_img Management says the store has never reached its maximum occupancy since it began monitoring it. They also mentioned, they will start to require employees to go through a wellness check before the start of every shift when they go into the store. The wellness check will include a few questions asking about their health as well as temperature checks. The store says that if an employee experiences temperatures of 100 degrees or more, they will be asked to go home with pay and to contact their medical provider. If they do not have a doctor, the employee can take advantage of the telemedicine option for the care they need. (WBNG)- Wegmans has announced that they will now be having limitations on how many customers go into their stores during this coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

Week 11 Fantasy Sleepers: Brian Hill among this week’s potential breakouts

first_imgWEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST  | KickerAs they say, defense wins championships. It’s not totally true in fantasy football, but you also don’t want to start the incorrect D/ST. The streams are light this week, but ideally we have three suggestions who can come through for you.Last week, we were mostly right about Kareem Hunt, at least for PPR owners. He played a huge role in the Cleveland passing game and should be a vital part of that offense going forward. Ronald Jones also had a solid game, although it was surprising that it came through the air, and Joe Mixon got a heavy workload despite trailing all game. Week 10 was also when we said Kyler Murray was “due” on the road, and oh boy, was he ever. On the bad side, Zach Pascal disappointed, but we redeemed ourself with a solid volume day from Gerald Everett.Just a reminder before you get into it: Sleepers aren’t automatic starts. In a lot of ways, we hope you have two better options than someone like Ballage. But give these guys more consideration when you set your lineups this week than you may have been planning on.To see our Week 11 busts, click here.WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back |  Wide receiver  |  Tight endLISTEN TO THE SN FANTASY WEEK 11 PREVIEW PODCAST BELOWWeek 11 Fantasy Sleepers: Running backsKalen Ballage, Dolphins vs. Bills (Billy Heyen).  I accidentally nearly put Ballage down as my bust running back for this week, too. That’s the type of player he is. But if he can get 20 or more touches again against a defense in the lower half of the league against running backs, he should find his way to some decent fantasy numbers via that volume.James White, Patriots @ Eagles (Vinnie Iyer).  When New England’s actual running game gets shut down, White should be seeing a lot of short passes come his way as an extension of the running game.Brian Hill, Falcons @ Panthers (Matt Lutovsky).  The Panthers have been torn apart by running backs over the past five games, allowing 11 rushing scores and two receiving touchdowns. Hill received virtually all the Falcons backfield work after Devonta Freeman (foot) exited last week, and he’ll likely receive a similar workload this week.WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP |  FD cash | FD GPPWeek 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: QuarterbacksNick Foles, Jaguars @ Colts (Heyen).  Foles returns to a matchup with a middling pass defense. Dede Westbrook (shoulder) should be healthy after the bye, and DJ Chark will still do his thing. Foles should probably have a rock solid floor in Week 11. Sam Darnold, Jets @ Redskins (Iyer). Washington is weak in the secondary, so Darnold can be streamed if you need him as a fill-in for Russell Wilson or Aaron Rodgers.Derek Carr, Raiders vs. Bengals (Lutovsky).  Carr has clearly burned a lot of fantasy owners because he remained sub-50-percent owned in Yahoo leagues entering Week 10 despite averaging 289 passing yards and 2.3 touchdowns in his previous three games. He didn’t do much last Thursday (218 yards, TD), so perhaps the cold shoulder was justified, but a matchup this week against a Bengals defense allowing the third-most fantasy points per game (FPPG) to QBs will make him worth starting. MORE WEEK 11 DFS: Values | Stacks  | Lineup BuilderWeek 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Wide receiversTre’Quan Smith, Saints @ Buccaneers (Heyen).  Smith looked to surpass Ted Ginn Jr. as the Saints’ No. 2 WR a week ago, and now he gets a matchup with the defense allowing the most fantasy points to WRs in 2019.  ( Update: Fuller has been ruled out for Week 11, making Kenny Stills a viable sleeper this week.Auden Tate, Bengals @ Raiders (Lutovsky).  Tate basically disappeared in the second half last week, but he played every snap and had a respectable six targets for the game. With A.J. Green (ankle) still hobbled and Tyler Boyd also banged up, Tate could be Cincinnati’s top target against an Oakland defense allowing the third-most standard FPPG to WRs. MORE WEEK 11:Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values |  Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSWeek 11 Fantasy Football Sleepers: Tight endsTyler Eifert, Bengals @ Raiders (Heyen).  The Raiders have allowed the third-most FPPG to tight ends in 2019, and Eifert caught a touchdown from Ryan Finley in the rookie’s first start. Maybe the rookie QB will continue trusting his tight end as the narrative often suggests.Jack Doyle, Colts vs. Jaguars (Iyier).  They need him to produce badly with their wideouts hurting, and this matchup calls for that in the passing game.T.J. Hockenson, Lions vs. Cowboys (Lutovsky).  Hockenson hasn’t done much since Week 1, but he has 13 targets over the past two games. Jeff Driskel targeted him six times last week, and this week he faces a Cowboys defense allowing the fourth-most standard FPPG to TEs.   Fantasy football season is getting into crunchtime. In most leagues, Week 11 means you have three weeks left to solidify your playoff position, sneak into a final playoff spot, or collapse and fall out of relevancy. We wouldn’t want you to do that without the best sleeper picks to save your season. So, yeah, that Brian Hill guy you’d never heard of until last week — he’ll factor heavily into start ’em, sit ’em decisions. Things change quickly in the NFL, and our sleeper picks reflect that.Some weeks our sleepers are on the border of being pretty straightforward starts, but not this week. Sure, Hill is pretty obvious with Devonta Freeman out, but he was a relative unknown a week ago. Auden Tate and Tre’Quan Smith have been passed over by fantasy owners time and time again this season. Tyler Eifert and Jack Doyle are basically the definition of old, slow, unexciting tight ends. And maybe they aren’t automatic starts, but they certainly deserve more consideration than you were likely to give them. Week 11 Fantasy Sleepers: DefensesDallas Cowboys @ Lions (Heyen).  Jeff Driskel (assuming he starts) isn’t scaring anyone. Fire up the Dallas defense in a matchup that should be full of sacks and turnovers.Oakland Raiders vs. Bengals (Iyer). They rolled in prime time against the Chargers last week and will keep it going in the Black Hole against another turnover-prone NC State QB.New York Jets @ Redskins (Lutovsky).  Washington has scored 18 points over the past three games…total. Dwayne Haskins starting debut wasn’t terrible, but he did take four sacks. When you add in the INT issues we saw from him earlier in the year, the Jets make for a high-floor, high-ceiling play.last_img read more

Brazil, Reggae Boyz legends in mega clash

first_imgJamaica’s football heroes versus some of Brazil’s biggest names in the sport. That is what is on offer at this Friday’s ‘Share the Love’ football friendly between a Brazilian all-star contingent that features the likes of Rivaldo and Dunga, and a Jamaican unit, that boasts World Cup 1998, history-makers Ricardo Gardner, Ian Goodison and Walter Boyd. Director at Ballaz International and organiser of the event, AndrÈ Virtue, is hoping that this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will not only serve to motivate the current and future generations of Jamaican footballers, but will also encourage the spirit of unity. The ‘Share The Love’ Brazil All Stars vs Jamaica All Stars tour match will take place at the National Stadium and is scheduled for a 7:30 pm kick-off. “I am very excited that we were able to bring this together. It was obviously a big task getting some of these players, but having gotten that out of the way, we are looking forward to an exciting time,” Virtue told The Gleaner in the build up to the highly anticipated clash. “We are a country that is excited about Brazilian football, and to bring that together with our own heroes and then our future players, its built to be something exciting, and so we are pushing to see the crowd come out and enjoy some good football,” added Virtue. The Brazilian contingent, which will begin arriving in the country today, will also feature former Lyon and Barcelona defensive midfielder and World Cup 2002 alumnus Edmilson, 1994 World Cup winner Paolo Sergio, who made his name at Bayer Leverkusen, Roma and Bayern Munich, Viola, Ze Carlos and several other less popular Brazilian players. They will be tested by some of the island’s footballing heroes, with Gardner, Goodison and Boyd. expected to be joined by the likes of Andy Williams, Fabian Davis and Gregory Messam. Several Manning and daCosta Cup players will also be given the opportunity to share in the occasion in a move that Virtue hopes will fuel their drive towards continued improvements. INSPIRATION “I remember when I was younger, Socrates and the Brazilian team came here and it was a motivation for me. I got my autograph. It does something to inspire you when you can touch and see them with your own eyes, not just on TV, and I think this is exposure. The more our people can see it here, just like how we can see Usain Bolt and say I can be that person, we need to do that for all sports if we can do that,” Virtue said. “It’s sharing the love and that’s what we want to do. It’s about unity, and the sport can be more than just about winning games, we can also change communities,” added Virtue, who also shared that as part of the outreach efforts, the players will also be spending time in the Kingston community of Southside. Tickets for the bleachers section will cost $1,500, with grandstand tickets going for $3,500 and $4,500. These can be purchased at the Knutsford Court hotel, York pharmacy, Total gas station in New Kingston, Coochi-annas (New Kingston Shopping Centre), 876 Legends in Montego Bay, and Phoenix Fuels in Portmore.last_img read more

Bundit stays as Ateneo coach

first_imgTai Bundit. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netAnusorn “Tai” Bundit is still the Ateneo women’s volleyball coach for now.Amid rumors of the Thai coach’s reported ouster, Ateneo president Fr. Jett Villarin, SJ admitted that there are concerns within the Lady Eagles, but those were not enough to merit the immediate ouster of the coach who turned the school’s volleyball program around.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Celtics snap losing streak to injury-hit Spurscenter_img “I would like to inform everyone that Coach Tai is still with the team. In fact, I just had a meeting with Coach Tai and our athletics people this morning. And I will soon be meeting with our players. I must acknowledge though that there are issues within the team, as in all teams, and that these will require some time to resolve,” he said in a statement.READ: Bundit status as Ateneo volleyball coach in limboFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogVillarin had to step in to mend the reported rift between Bundit and the Lady Eagles, with much of the unresolved issues stemming from the players’ alleged displeasure over the mentor’s hard practices.Ateneo team manager said last Wednesday that Bundit was asked as to go on leave by Ateneo Athletics Director Em Fernandez. OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? But Villarin requested fans to avoid any speculation as the school tries to clear up the matter.“I appeal to your patience and understanding as we try to resolve these internal issues. I also appeal to your better sense to refrain from any speculation or spreading of falsehood that may besmirch the reputation of our fine players, our good coach, and our school,” he said.Bundit led the Lady Eagles to four consecutive Finals appearances and he school’s first women’s volleyball titles in Seasons 76 and 77.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Travel alert: Busy Carndonagh road to remain closed on Thursday

first_imgMotorists in north Inishowen have been warned to allow extra time for their journeys on Thursday as Pound Street in Carndonagh remains closed. The road, which leads into the town centre, was closed on Wednesday (June 5) for essential maintenance works and the county council has said it will remain closed on Thursday (June 6) for the works to continue.Local diversions will be in place. Travel alert: Busy Carndonagh road to remain closed on Thursday was last modified: June 5th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Full text: Jacob Zuma’s tribute to Nelson Mandela

first_img“I have the honour, today, to announce that the Union Buildings Amphitheatre, where Madiba was inaugurated as president in 1994, and where his body will lie in state, will, with effect from today, be called the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre,” South African President Jacob Zuma said.(Image: Government Communication and Information System) READ MORE • Mandela on Media Club South Africa • Nelson Mandela: the world mourns • Nelson Mandela – a timeline  • Barack Obama’s tribute to Mandela  • Watch: World reacts to Mandela’s death • Infographic: Mandela family tree • Nelson Mandela’s words of wisdom • The women in Madiba’s life • Tutu leads memorial at the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory • High-res photos: In 2010, Nelson Mandela wishes good luck to Bafana BafanaMama Graça Machel, Mama Winnie Madikizela Mandela and the entire Mandela family and the abaThembu clan,Excellencies heads of state and government,Excellencies former heads of state and government,Deputy presidents and representatives of governments,Heads of international organisations in all regions of the world,The leadership of the ANC and alliance partners,Leaders of fraternal political organisations in Africa and abroad,Activists of the former antiapartheid movement,Eminent persons, friends of South Africa from all over the world,Fellow South Africans,Sanibonani!Good day!Molweni!Dumelang!South Africans sing a popular freedom song about former President Nelson Mandela.We sing that he is one of a kind, that there is no one quite like him. Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela akekho ofana naye.The song is one of the most accurate descriptions of this global icon who is the founding President of a free and democratic South Africa and also the former President of the oldest liberation movement in the continent, the ANC.His passing has marked an unprecedented outpouring of grief across the world. Yet, it is grief, tinged with admiration and celebration.Everyone has had a Mandela moment, when this world icon has touched their lives.Let me begin therefore, by thanking all the Heads of State and Government and international delegations present here today.We also extend our deepest gratitude for the messages of condolence that we continue to receive.The Mandela family, the South African people and the African continent as a whole, feel stronger today, because we are being comforted by millions throughout the world.Dear South Africans,That we are Madiba’s compatriots and have lived during his time, is a cause for a great celebration and enormous pride.Never before has our country celebrated a life as we are doing with that of Madiba.We do not call Madiba the father of our rainbow nation merely for political correctness and relevance.We do so because he laid a firm foundation for the South Africa of our dreams – one that is united, non-racial, non-sexist, democratic and prosperous.We do so because Madiba was a courageous leader.Courageous leaders are able to abandon their narrow concerns for bigger and all-embracing dreams, even if those dreams come at a huge price.Madiba embodied this trait. He was a fearless freedom fighter who refused to allow the brutality of the apartheid state to stand in the way of the struggle for the liberation of his people.Being a lawyer, he understood the possible consequences of his actions. But he also knew that no unjust system could last forever.He said at an ANC Youth League conference in 1951;“True, the struggle will be a bitter one. Leaders will be deported, imprisoned, and even shot.“The government will terrorise the people and their leaders in an effort to halt the forward march; ordinary forms of organisation will be rendered impossible. But the spirit of the people cannot be crushed…until full victory is won”.The struggle became Madiba’s life.He was at the forefront of the radical change in the ANC in the 1940s, advancing the long walk to freedom.He became a Volunteer in Chief during the Defiance Campaign in the early 1950s and became the first Commander in Chief of the ANC’s armed wing, Umkhonto We Sizwe, in the early 1960s.He paid dearly for his beliefs and actions through imprisonment.He stated in 1962;“I was made, by the law, a criminal, not because of what I had done, but because of what I stood for, because of what I thought, because of my conscience.”Arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment during the Rivonia Trial later in 1964, he never lost his fighting spirit.For 27 years, the South African people spoke about him in hushed tones, out of fear. In fact, if the apartheid government had its way, they would have been banned even from thinking about Madiba.But the powerful name of Nelson Mandela lived on.He continued to inspire our people every single day, from inside prison walls.He demonstrated unique leadership in starting negotiations with the enemy whilst in prison. He also negotiated for the release of his fellow political prisoners first before his own release.His release from Victor Verster prison on the 11th of February 1990 was one of the most remarkable and moving moments in world history.The world came to a standstill watching this tall imposing figure walking out into a world he had left behind 27 years before.The emotions and feelings we felt on that day are difficult to express in human language.A downtrodden people who had been dehumanised and made to feel like pariahs in the land of their birth, suddenly saw signs that freedom would be attained in their lifetime.South Africa needed a leader like Madiba to help us through a difficult transition from apartheid to a free democratic society.In the bumpy road to our historic first free and fair elections, there are many times that he brought our nation back from the brink of catastrophe.The massacre at Boipatong in 1992 and the killing of the popular leader of our people, Chris Hani in 1993, are some of the occasions when our country faltered in its long walk to freedom, when we stared into the heart of darkness.It is at these times that Madiba restored a sense of calm and purpose and brought us back on the road to freedom.South Africa’s first democratic elections were largely peaceful because of this leadership that he displayed.Indeed, there is no one like Madiba. He was one of a kind.Today, on International Human Rights Day, we celebrate Madiba the man of peace. Today is the 20th anniversary of his being awarded the Nobel Peace Prize, on the 10th of December 1993.This freedom fighter had always stated that the ANC had resorted to arms because of the intransigence of the apartheid regime which responded with violence, bannings and detentions to simple demands for equal citizenship, human rights and justice.To him, for South Africa to attain peace, the armed struggle was inevitable, but it was a means to an end but not an end in itself.Madiba’s love for peace was also evident in the work he did in the continent. The people of Burundi enjoy peace and democracy today because of the seeds of peace planted by Madiba.Following the historic national elections on 27 April 1994, an unprecedented number of Heads of State and Government and eminent persons from around the world descended upon our shores for Madiba’s inauguration as the first president of a free and democratic South Africa.Today, the whole world is standing still again, to pay tribute to this greatest son of South Africa and Africa.Fellow mourners,There is no one like Madiba, he was one of a kind.The world speaks fondly of Madiba’s promotion of unity, reconciliation and non-racialism during his Presidency.He had declared as follows during trial in 1964;“The ANC has spent half a century fighting against racialism. When it triumphs it will not change that policy’’.Thus his promotion of non-racialism and reconciliation during his tenure as President of the Republic was not surprising.Compatriots and friendsSpeaking at the adoption of a new Constitution of the Republic adopted in 1996, Madiba outlined the vision of the new society.He said;“Let us give practical recognition to the injustices of the past, by building a future based on equality and social justice.“Let us nurture our national unity by recognizing, with respect and joy, the languages, cultures and religions of South Africa in all their diversity.“Let tolerance for one another’s views create the peaceful conditions which give space for the best in all of us to find expression and to flourish. Above all, let us work together in striving to banish homelessness, illiteracy, hunger and disease.”With the magnitude of challenges facing the young South Africa in mind, Madiba set about uniting the nation.He carefully managed the anger and frustrations of both the oppressors and the oppressed, and reminded us of our common humanity that transcended racial boundaries.He also managed both the fears of the minority and the high expectations and impatience of the majority.He told us that the promises of democracy would not be met overnight and that the fears of the few would not be allowed to derail the newly won freedom.We all agreed with him, as Madiba never hesitated to speak his mind when it was necessary to do so, regardless of how uncomfortable the words may be to recipients!Many leaders, some of whom are present here today, have experienced his sharp tongue.Realising the power of sport to conquer prejudice, former President Mandela embraced South Africa’s 1995 Rugby World Cup ambitions, donning the Springbok jersey at a time when it was much-maligned by the majority of the population.This would be a hallmark of his Presidency.Our sports teams yearned for the Madiba Magic that his visit would bring, each time they faced formidable opponents.Beyond promoting reconciliation, Madiba also laid a firm foundation for transformation as well as reconstruction and development.He knew that reconciliation without transformation and reconstruction, would be meaningless.Under his leadership, the new democratically elected government focused on addressing historical injustices and creating new institutions to facilitate the building of a democratic society based on the principles of non-racialism and non-sexism.Close to 800 racist apartheid laws were removed from the statute books in the first 10 years of democracy.The dismantling of the legal framework of apartheid and transformation of many state institutions led to the visible improvement of the socio-economic conditions of millions of people.Thus, Madiba laid a foundation for a better life for all, which was the rallying cry of his Presidency.Madiba also laid the foundation for our country’s now successful fight against one of the greatest scourges of our time, that of HIV and AIDS, while still in office and during his retirement.The global 4 666 4 campaign gave birth to Mandela Day, a global call to action, mobilising people to spend at least 67 minutes helping those in need.In November 2009, the United Nations General Assembly declared the 18th of July as “Nelson Mandela International Day”.Each year on the 18th of July, the world comes together to celebrate Mandela Day, recognising Madiba’s selfless sacrifice in betterment of others.Indeed, Madiba was one of a kind.Bantu baseNingizimu Africa,Silahlekelwe kakhulu ngobaba wesizwe uTata uMadiba.Siyazi benimthanda kakhulu, futhi nisamthanda kakhulu namanje.Leliqhawe liyibekile induku ebandla. Sikhumbula namhlanje leliVolontiya elikhulu likaKhongolose.Sikhumbula umkhuzi wokuqala wamabutho oMkhonto weSizwe.Sikhumbula iqhawe elalizimisele ngisho nokufa imbala, ukuze abantu abamnyama bathole inkululeko.Sikhumbula iqhawe elalwela ukuthi abantu baseNingizimu Africa baphile ngentokozo ezweni elingenakho ukwesaba, elingenanhlupheko nalapho abantu belingana bonke khona.Yingakho nje sithi akekho ofana no-Tata uMadiba.Compatriots and friends,While saying Madiba was one of a kind, we also remember that he believed in collective leadership and that he never wanted to be viewed as a messiah or a saint.He emphasised that all his achievements were derived from working with the ANC collective, among whom in his own words, were men and women who were more capable than he was.Thus, the South Africa that you see today, is a reflection of Madiba and many others like him, who sacrificed their lives for a free nation.We thus remain truly grateful to his peers, Walter Sisulu, Oliver Reginald Tambo, Govan Mbeki, Raymond Mhlaba, Dorothy Nyembe, Florence Mophosho and countless others who left indelible marks in the history of our struggle.Compatriots and friends,Today Madiba is no more.He leaves behind a nation that loves him dearly.He leaves a continent that is truly proud to call him an African.He leaves the people of the world who embraced him as their beloved icon.Most importantly, he leaves behind a deeply entrenched legacy of freedom, human rights and democracy in our country.In his honour we commit ourselves to continue building a nation based on the democratic values of human dignity, equality and freedom.United in our diversity, we will continue working to build a nation free of poverty, hunger, homelessness and inequality.As the African continent led by the African Union, we will continue working to fulfil his desire for a better Africa and a more just, peaceful and equitable world.Tomorrow, our people will accompany Madiba on his last journey to the seat of government, the Union Buildings in Pretoria, where his body will lie in state for three days.I have the honour today, to announce, that the Union Buildings Amphitheatre, where Madiba was inaugurated as President in 1994, and where his body will lie in state, will, with effect from today, be called the Nelson Mandela Amphitheatre.This is a fitting tribute to a man who transformed the Union Buildings from a symbol of racism and repression to one of peace, unity, democracy and progress.Compatriots, comrades and friends,We extend yet again, our deepest condolences to Mama Graca Machel, Mama Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and the entire extended family.Madiba has run a good race. He declared in his own words in 1994;He said;“Death is something inevitable.“When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace.“I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for eternity.”I thank you.last_img read more

Can College Football Schedules Be Fixed

Embed Code Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. On this week’s episode (Aug. 22, 2017), we ponder the Indiana Pacers’ allegations that the Los Angeles Lakers tampered with the Pacers by trying to lure Paul George to L.A. Next, we’re joined by SB Nation writer Bill Connelly to preview college football. We talk about the validity of preseason polls, the lack of parity in NCAA football, and which metrics are most important. Plus, a significant digit on Felix Hernandez.Here are links to what we discussed during the show:Tom Ziller at SB Nation wrote about whether tampering should still matter in the NBA.Check out more of Bill Connelly’s work in SB Nation’s 2017 College Football Preview.On Monday, the Associated Press released its first poll of the college football season, and results were mixed, according to The Ringer’s Shaker Samman.Significant Digit: 51.8, the number of wins above replacement that Felix Hernandez has produced in years the Mariners did not make the division series of the playoffs. More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS | Embed FiveThirtyEight read more