Honours for South Africa’s Rivonia Trialists

first_img18 January 2016Rivonia Trialists and anti-apartheid activists Ahmed Kathrada, Andrew Mlangeni and Denis Goldberg on Friday, 15 January received the Freedom of Sedibeng District Municipality. The trio will also receive the Freedom of the City of London on 27 January.Kathrada said that he was honoured and humbled to receive the accolade. “One recalls the Sedibeng region’s contribution to the anti-apartheid struggle in the Evaton Bus Boycotts in the 1950s‚ as well as the horrors of the violence that erupted in the Vaal Triangle‚ particularly Boipatong‚ closer to the advent of democracy,” he recollected.Sedibeng was home to events such as the Sharpeville Massacre, but was also where South Africa’s democratic Constitution was signed into law, Kathrada said.“It is therefore symbolic of how far we have come as a country – from racial oppression by the state‚ to the non-racial future that the Constitution promised‚ and still promises.”ANC veterans Andrew Mlangeni, Ahmed Kathrada&Dennis Goldberg receive Freedom of Sedibeng district municipality pic.twitter.com/jPUEmLnO5v— Ismail Vadi (@ismailvadi) January 15, 2016Goldberg #Kathrada Mlangeni receive #FreedomOfSedibeng .Trialists praise the many community iniatives in the region. pic.twitter.com/IZDQaifqOK— Kathrada Foundation (@KathradaFound) January 15, 2016It was during the Rivonia Trial that Mandela made his famous speech that ended with the words: “During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.”The Freedom of the City of LondonIt is believed the tradition of awarding people the Freedom of the City of London began in the 13th century.“The medieval term ‘freeman’ meant someone who was not the property of a feudal lord but enjoyed privileges such as the right to earn money and own land,” states the city’s website. “Town dwellers who were protected by the charter of their town or city were often free – hence the term “freedom of the City’.“From the Middle Ages and the Victorian era, the Freedom was the right to trade, enabling members of a Guild or Livery to carry out their trade or craft in the square mile.”Watch this for more information:Today things have changed, but the tradition continues towards “people who have lived or worked in the City or have been proud to be admitted”.Source: Times Live and South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

After a dunkfest in Game 1, Cavs must slow Warriors at rim

first_imgCayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast French Open: Johnson appreciates Thiem’s compassionate words The Warriors lost that series because Bogut — their best rim protector — got hurt in Game 5.And this year, it was Cleveland’s turn to lose Bogut.The Australian started the year in Dallas, got traded to and ultimately waived by Philadelphia, and signed with Cleveland because the Cavs knew they needed — and wanted — another tough guy who could clog the lane and had playoff experience. And there is no doubt he would have been eager to go against the team that jettisoned him to the Mavericks to make room for Durant.But Bogut checked into a game against Miami for his Cavs debut, collided with Heat rookie Okaro White, and broke his left leg. Season over. So while he was tweeting Thursday about Santa Claus and Australian Rules Football, Durant was dunking on the sort of nonexistent defense typically seen at an All-Star Game and not the NBA Finals.Durant had six dunks, all in the first half.— The first came off a great cut to beat James.— The second, James got no help after he swiped unsuccessfully at the ball.— The third, James slipped and again no help came.— The fourth, Kyrie Irving didn’t stop the ball as Durant sailed past.— The fifth, Shaun Livingston faked the Cavs out and Durant was left all alone. “I think that’s how Cleveland is going to approach it, make it a physical game,” Michael Cooper, now the coach of the WNBA’s Atlanta Dream who went through some epic Lakers-Celtics battles as a player in the 1980s, said before the series began. “Golden State wants a finesse game.”Finesse won Game 1.And after a team has been blown out in the playoffs, history shows that team typically tries to make a statement in Game 2 that things will be different.Funny thing is for Cleveland, the Cavs had a way to do just that three months ago in former Golden State center Andrew Bogut. Problem is, they only had him for 58 seconds.Let’s clear up a misconception: Golden State’s biggest undoing on the way to blowing that 3-1 lead in last season’s NBA Finals was not Draymond Green’s Game 5 suspension for connecting with LeBron James’ midsection.ADVERTISEMENT Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ View comments Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV — The sixth, Durant drove the lane and Smith ran away to cover Stephen Curry.“We made a lot of mistakes. They capitalized,” James said. “And we get an opportunity to get a couple days to see what they did and see what we did wrong and how we can be better in Game 2.”To be fair, playing the Warriors is a slew of pick-your-poison decisions. Overcommit to the lane, and their shooters will tee off from 3-point range. Overplay the perimeter, and the rim is undefended. They’ve won 28 of their last 29 games. They’re 80-15 this season. They could post the second-best record in NBA history when counting the regular season and playoffs, behind only the 1995-96 Bulls.Today’s NBA isn’t the sort of league where someone is going to egregiously foul Durant or any other Warrior to send some sort of foolish overly physical message, nor should it be. Though Kevin McHale’s aggressive at-the-rim takedown of Kurt Rambis in the 1984 title matchup remains a quintessential moment in postseason lore (and swung that Celtics-Lakers series totally Boston’s way).And this series is a long way from over. James has been on the losing end of Game 1 of the Finals seven times in eight tries. He was down 1-0 in all three of the series where he went on to win a ring. Not even a 3-1 deficit last year was enough to faze him.But someone from Cleveland had better find a way to make life tougher for the Warriors going forward starting on Sunday.Or else a lot more dunks are coming.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds And easy isn’t supposed to happen, especially not at the rim in the NBA Finals.Forget all the things that Cleveland did wrong offensively in Game 1, the poor shooting and the 20 turnovers and how the bench basically contributed nothing.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cavs can score. They’ll likely be better on Sunday night in Game 2. That isn’t the issue.The issue is this: If the reigning NBA champions don’t show some toughness — especially at the rim — soon, they won’t be reigning NBA champions much longer. Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) dunks in front of Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James during the first half of Game 1 of basketball’s NBA Finals in Oakland, Calif., Thursday, June 1, 2017. (Ezra Shaw/Pool Photo via AP)The first-half list of baskets for Golden State’s Kevin Durant in Game 1 of the NBA Finals went like this: layup, dunk, jumper, dunk, dunk, dunk, dunk, layup, dunk, layup.Most were easy.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Mapua’s Nieles rules NCAA Skills Challenge

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Nieles had a perfect run, but faced a slight hitch when his ball didn’t go down the net after his lay-up.“I wanted to get the ball, but (Naboa) was still shooting a layup,” he said, as he allowed Naboa to shoot two more attempts before taking the ball and cruising to the top of the arc to drill the game-winning jumper.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingNieles retained the Skills Challenge plum for Mapua after Darell Menina won the title last year.“I checked Shane’s time last year and he got 24.6 seconds. I felt I needed to best that and I was really inspired with what he did,” he said. MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netThe league’s best speedster remained from Mapua.Cardinal guard JP Nieles ruled the Skills Challenge in the 2017 NCAA Season 93 All-Star, beating St. Benilde rookie Unique Naboa in the Finals on Friday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters UFC: Trilogy bout with Nate Diaz should happen at 155 lbs, McGregor insists NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Nielestopped Letran’s Jeremiah Taladua in the semifinals to earn his spot in the championship round.Still, it was a huge validation for Nieles given the Cardinals’ woeful campaign this season.“I’m really happy. It shows that even though we’re down, I can prove that some of us can still step up,” he said.Nieles recorded the best time in the first round with 20.7 seconds, leading the list that also had Naboa (21.9 seconds), Lyceum’s Jaycee Marcelino (25.8 seconds), and Taladua (27.5 seconds) to qualify for the final round.Also joining the competition were Perpetual’s Keith Pido, Arellano’s Levi dela Cruz, San Sebastian’s Michael Are, San Beda’s Radge Tongco, EAC’s Jervin Guzman, and JRU’s Karl Bordon.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo View commentslast_img read more