“It must be remembered that the Sports were not held in 1944 as the Headmasters felt a break might cool down the enthusiasm that had shown itself in the past.” That’s the explanation given in a book on the first 60 years of Boys’ Championships by Sir Herbert McDonald for the cancellation of the event in 1944. Things are different now, and, despite the agitation that prevails as the “Sports” approaches this time around, no such measure is desirable or anticipated. However, with a dispute blowing in the wind, the need to cool down is as pressing now as it was in 1944. Perhaps the members of the Headmasters Association of 1944 might have cancelled Boys and Girls’ Championships this year given the heated arguments regarding the eligibility of a student from Kingston College. Their present-day counterparts have much more on the table. Champs is the sport that helps the Inter-secondary Schools Sports Association (ISSA) fund those others who have no sponsor. Athletics, football, and cricket are all taken care of, but the others only survive because Champs is a financial success. Sports like table tennis and volleyball teach many student-athletes the value of hard work and team spirit while affording them opportunities to gain scholarships. Champs is a major reason why those so-called minor sports are contested at the secondary-school level. Without Champs, those sports would be crippled. In 2002, the Government of Jamaica helped to alleviate this burden when Champs was held away from the National Stadium at the G.C. Foster College for Physical Education. The move was forced by the resurfacing of the stadium track for the World Junior Championships. With just a handful of spectators accommodated at the college, the Government stepped in to help. The financial constraints of 2017 suggest that no such help would be possible today. Yet, the current state of unrest is unhealthy. Regardless of their opinion of the eligibility ruling, the fans on each side of the divide have to take a step back. Boycotts have their place as a tool of protest, but they hurt as much as they help. Not only are fans denied of seeing the best against the best, but athletes from the absentee teams must watch as others take their spot on the top of the podium. Outgoing seniors and defending champions lose their chance to stake a final claim to greatness. Instead, they sit on the outside looking in. It hurts when you lose in what you consider to be a matter of principle, but boycotts hurt everybody more. This is why the real solution is calm. This is why it is time to settle down. – Hubert Lawrence managed to get into G.C. Foster College for Champs 2002. LESS-SUPPORTED SPORTS
View comments Doroy stays in top 10 Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netGenerika-Ayala salvaged third place honors on Saturday night after crushing an uninspired Cignal HD, 25-12, 30-28, 25-13, in the Philippine Superliga at SM Mall of Asia Arena.It was a remarkable finish for the Lifesavers, who the past few years were in the doldrums but very quickly turned things around when they started beating top teams on their way to the semifinals.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Without a legitimate superstar to build on, Generika-Ayala took everyone’s attention when it defeated title contender F2 Logistics in the preliminary and then ranked third entering the quarterfinals.“Everything is because of our determination to win,” said Generika top spiker Patty Orendain, who led her team with 16 points.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 ChrissShe got enough help from fellow low-key teammates Angeli Araneta, Ria Meneses, Mika Lopez and Fiola Ceballos.Generika coach Sherwin Meneses lauded the players’ willingness to play their respective roles. “We are very happy, all of us, this is our best Christmas,” said Orendain in Filipino. “Our coach said together we can accomplish things as long as we have teamwork.”The Lifesavers totally dominated the match except for the brief juncture in the second set where they yielded three set points. They out-attacked the HD Spikers, 40-32 and stymied the opposition’s offense with 11 kill blocks compared to three by Cignal.Cignal came out cold in the opening set and after putting up a fight in the second frame, also went out with the same lethargy, giving away a total of 25 points off errors.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio 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 LATEST STORIES
TAYLOR, B.C. – The Taylor motocross track will be the host venue for the 2017 Peace Motocross Association’s opening weekend.The motocross track in Taylor has decided that instead of just one race, the motocross track will be hosting a double-header weekend of racing May 13th and 14th. Organisers say that the track hasn’t hosted a double-header weekend in several years, and that for the opening weekend, they anticipate close to 300 riders to compete in the event.Unlike the two-day races in Fort Nelson, the races in Taylor will be two separate events, and unlike Chetwynd’s annual double-header, both races will be purely PMA-sanctioned races.- Advertisement -The races start at 9:30 a.m. on both days of the race. Racers need to be registered between 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m.
Today’s game is the first between the rivals since Oct. 31 at Staples Center, when the Lakers beat the Suns without Kobe Bryant, who was still recovering from offseason knee surgery. It’s also the Lakers’ first visit to Phoenix since the Suns eliminated them in Game 7 of their first-round playoff series, capping a rally from a three-games-to-one deficit. Phoenix is still one of the teams to beat in the hyper-competitive Western Conference, capable of making better teams than the Lakers look silly with a relentless offensive attack orchestrated by two-time league MVP Steve Nash. “It’s a huge challenge for us, matching up against the No. 1 offensive team in the league,” Bryant said Saturday. Injury updatesMaurice Evans’ sore knee didn’t keep him from shooting baskets with his teammates Saturday, but Jackson couldn’t say whether the guard would play today against the Suns. Evans did not play Friday night against Sacramento. Kwame Brown emerged unscathed after playing his first game Friday after sitting 27 because of a sprained ankle, according to Jackson. – Elliott Teaford Cassell at blame? Little has changed since then. The Lakers are still the gritty underdogs, capable of raising the level of their game high enough to knock off teams like the Suns. Ideas about why the Clippers aren’t playing like they did last season can stop. Using words like “bewildered,” “perplexed” or “baffled” when trying to figure out the Clippers can stop, too. At least, that’s what Sam Cassell says. Cassell says the reason why the Clippers remain under .500, one year after coming within one victory of the Western Conference finals, is simple. It’s him. “It’s been real frustrating to see the impact that I have on this team,” Cassell said. “I haven’t been there because the injuries haven’t let me do the things I need to do. That’s the frustrating thing about it. Everybody here has done their job. I haven’t done what I’m supposed to do for the team to be successful. “ Cassell missed a second straight game on Saturday with a strained groin, but that is just one of his many injuries that include a strained abdominal muscle. He also has battled plantar fasciitis and has missed 13 of the Clippers’ 59 games. Cassell is considered day-to-day. He is 37, and his age appears to be taking a toll. With Shaun Livingston out for the season, the Clippers especially need him because their other point guards are second-year Daniel Ewing, who is more of a shooting guard, and Will Conroy, who they recently signed to a 10-day contract. – Joe Stevens 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
UP and coming Gaelic football star Darach O’Connor was man of the match as he fired Inishowen Colleges into their first ever colleges provincial final today.O’Connor hit a personal tally of 3-06 as Coláistí Inis Eoghain saw off Patrician College Carrickmacross in today’s McLarnon Cup semi-final in Garvaghey, Tyrone.The teams were level – 1-05 apiece – at the break, with O’Connor’s first goal keeping the Donegal teenagers in touch. The Monaghan side had the lion’s share of the play in the opening half and led by 1-5 to 0-3 after 23 minutes, the goal coming from Ronan McDonald.However Inis Eoghain’s county senior panellist Darach conjured up a goal and 2 points so that the teams turned over level at 1-5 each.The real damage was done right after the break when Kevin McLaughlin scored a goal for the north Donegal boys. O’Connor picked up the resultant short kick-out and ran through for his second goal.And in the 36th minute O’Connor smashed a great shot in off the left post to complete his hat-trick and leave Carrick trailing by 4-5 to 0-6. To their credit, Patrician came back with 5 points in a row, 3 from Donal Meegan. O’Connor responded with a point, but Aaron Jones fired in a 48th minute goal to put his side right back in contention at 4-7 to 2-11.However they could not close the gap any further as O’Connor dropped back to steady the Inis Eoghain ship and still added his fifth point.There could well be an all-Donegal final with St Eunan’s Letterkenny facing St Malachy’s Belfast also at Garvaghey this Wednesday evening (7.30pm).Coláistí Inis Eoghain: Jordan McLaughlin; Danny Monagle, Jack O’Loughlin, Stephen O’Donnell; Gary Doherty, Tony McClenaghan, Sam Doherty; Caolan McGonagle, Fergal Doherty; Mark Coyle, Darach O’Connor (3-5, 0-5f), Sean McHugh (0-1); John Campbell (0-4, 2f), Kevin McLaughlin (1-0), Shane McLaughlin. Subs: James Jackson for M Coyle (half time); Ultan Doherty for S McLaughlin (52 mins).Patrician College Carrickmacross: Shane Garland; Cathal McKeown, Paul McArdle, Conor Duffy; David Wilson, Aaron Birdy, Mikey Murnaghan; Michael Metzger, Stephen Cunningham (0-1); Ronan McDonald (1-0), Paudie Kirk, Donal Meegan (0-6, 2f); Alan McCaughey, Dara Rowe (0-3), Aaron Jones (1-3, 2f). Subs: Conor Russell for C McKeown (half time); Corey Sullivan for R McDonald (51 mins); Daniel McDonald for M Murnaghan (55 mins). THE HISTORY BOYS AS AWESOME DARACH FIRES COLÁISTÍ INIS EOGHAIN INTO FIRST EVER FINAL was last modified: February 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:carrickmacrossCOLAISTI INIS EOGHAINDarach O’Connor
Milford GAA Notes*Donegal Training Fund Draw – AI Tickets to be won!*The Donegal training fund draw has 2 tickets to the All Ireland Final to be won. For your chance to win a pair of tickets and support our Minor & Senior Football teams. Simply visit DonegalGAA.IE and go to the link for SHOP raffle tickets are available or contact any member of the Club Committee.€5 per ticket or 3 for €10. Prizes are: 1st: €1,000, 2nd: €500, 3rd: €250, 4th: €250, 5th: 2 All Ireland Football Final Tickets*Chris Bradley Selected for Western Australia*Congratulations to Chris Bradley who has been selected to represent the Western Australia State GAA team in the 2014 Magners Australasian GFHA State Championships held in Melbourne this October. Chris’s team will be competing against selects from the other Australian states as well as teams from New Zealand and throughout Australasia. Chris has been playing for Greenwood GFC in Perth for the past number of years were he is sometimes deployed as a wing half back, far removed from his free scoring corner forward days for CLG BnaG! *Ex Members Clean up in London Championships*Congratulations to cousins Shaun and Paul Shields whose teams won the London Intermediate and Junior Championships respectively at the weekend in Ruislip. Shaun was on the bench for North London Shamrocks as they defeated St Brendan’s 3-12 to 0-9, while Paul starred in midfield for Moindearg as they beat Thomas McCurtains 1-5 to 0-7 in the Junior decider. Another former CLG BnaG man, Mark Anderson, had also been a stalwart for North London Shamrocks for several years before moving to Newcastle mid-season. This was also the first ever Championship victory for the North London Shamrocks who were formed ten years ago this year. In a further twist the cousins could face off against each other as there is no Junior UK Championship so Moindearg will now play North London Shamrocks to see who progresses in the UK Championships. There were several local Donegal men between both teams, with Dultach Molloy, Ciaran Greene and Niall McClafferty of St Eunans along with Gweedore man Joe Sweeney representing the Shamrocks, while Donwings lads Danny McBride, Shea Coyle, Gary ‘Ban’ McClafferty and Aaron McClafferty represented Moindearg*Brian Sweeney Captains Donegal New York to Junior Championship*Well done to Moyle Hill man Brian Sweeney who captained the Donegal New York team to the New York Junior Championship last weekend in a 3-14 to 2-6 victory over Manhattan Gaels. Brian played up through the ranks here at the Club where he was a pivotal figure for the Senior team for several years before emigrating to New York. It is great to see him still involved in the GAA with the expat community and a couple of years ago he was a member of the New York panel that played Sligo in the Connaught Championship*Fantasy Gaelic* With just one game left Cormac Friel is leading the way in the Fantasy Gaelic. Cormac is currently ranked 17th in Donegal, 64th in Ulster, and 334th nationwide. The Club itself is also doing well in 12th place nationally, with fellow Donegal clubs Naomh Conaill in 3rd and Kilcar just ahead of us in 11th. The top 10 at the minute is:1. Cormac Friel – 1,280 pts2. Paddy Peoples – 1,194 pts3. Terry McFadden – 1,181 pts 4. Oisín Bradley – 1,161 pts5. Cathal Mc Gettigan – 1,161 pts6. Eamon Giles – 1,138 pts7. Richard Evesson – 1,131 pts8. Kevin McGee – 1,124 pts9. Pauric Curley – 1,122 pts10. Ger Hardiman – 1,103 pts*Senior Ladies*CLG BnaG v St EunansMoyle Park, Saturday @ 7pmOur Senior Ladies will take on St Eunans in a 13-a-side game this Saturday evening in Milford. Throw in is at 7pm and all support would be greatly appreciated.*U21 Championship*St Naul’s 0-7 CLG BnaG 5-10The Club’s U21 team progressed to the quarter-finals of the Under 21B Championship after they recorded a comprehensive win over St Naul’s in Mountcharles on Tuesday past. The boys took their time to settle and their ball handling left a lot to be desired as they trailed by four points to nil after 11 minutes. Cathal Mc Gettigan got Milford’s first score after 17 minutes, but they were lucky not to concede a goal three minutes later, with Shaun Gallagher making a fantastic save. Na Galloglaigh were playing against the wind in the first half, but they finished the half strongly with Kane Barrett (2) and McGettigan (free) getting points, while Adam Serrinha scored a brilliant goal to give the visitors a two-point lead at half-time. Kane Barrett kicked a point within 20 seconds of the restart, and Luke Barrett added another, before Dylan Hegarty tapped in a goal. The St Naul’s goalkeeper then dropped a McGettigan shot into the net, and the centre-forward soon added another 1-1 to his tally. Hegarty finished off a brilliant team move to score Milford’s fifth goal, and James Doyle, Luke Barrett (2) and McGettigan concluded the scoring with points. Dylan Hegarty won every ball into his corner, Sean Black and Gary Merritt had solid games in defence, while Doyle had a very good second half. However, it was Jonny Logue who was selected as Tj Evesson’s man of the match. The boys will now meet Killybegs in the quarter-finals, with the game postponed until further notice due to Donegals win at the weekend.Team: Shaun Gallagher; Kieran Sheridan; Sean Black, Gavin Grier; Brandon Toye, Gary Merritt, Cathal Diver; Jonny Logue, Luke Barrett (0-3,1f); James Doyle (0-1), Cathal McGettigan (2-3,1f), Adam Serrinha (1-0); Tony Mcnamee, Kane Barrett (0-3), Dylan Hegarty (2-0). Subs: Emmet Conaghan for Diver, Odhrán Coll for Sheridan; Caolan Bolton for Toye, Hugh Mc Menamin for Serrinha.*U16s*CLG BnaG v Glenswilly GaaMoyle Park, Monday (8th) @ 7pmOur U16s will clash with Glenswilly next Monday at 7pm in Moyle Park in the Championship. All support for the lads greatly appreciated.*U16 Girls*CLG BnaG 3-14 Convoy 3-10Our U16 Ladies defeated Convoy last Tuesday night and will now take on Buncrana in Buncrana next Monday night. The winners of this game will then go into the County Semi-Final. Well done to our U16 girls on their defeat of Convoy last week. It was an entertaining game and the girls played some excellent football. They led by 10 points at half time but Convoy came back strong in the second half. They managed to claw it back to 4 points but all the girls worked really hard to push on and secure the win on a scoreline of 3-14 to 3-10.*Minor Ladies Championship – 1st Leg*Glenfin v CLG BnaGGlenfin, Sunday 14th SeptemberHaving lost out to Glenfin in the Senior Championship the Minors will be looking to avenge that result when they take on Glenfin in the Minor Championship in a few weeks time. This will also be a two legged affair with the first match away on the 14th September and the home game on the 21st. All support would be greatly appreciated for these two games.*U13s*CLG BnaG v Red HughsMoyle Park, Wednesday @ 7pmOur U13s will be looking to bounce back from last weeks defeat to neighbours Downings with a win over Red Hughs at home tomorrow night. Throw in at Moyle Park is 7pm and all support great appreciated. Our U13s played at home to Downings on Wednesday evening and were defeated by a strong and well organized Downings team. Most of the damage was done in the first half against a very strong breeze but on a positive note they finished the game the much stronger team with good displays from Owen O’Donnell, John Matthews and Dillon Dorrian.*Lucozade Sport Kit Out Project*Lucozade Sport are back with another promotion this year which was very beneficial to us last year. However this year they are NOT looking for the bottle caps, instead they are looking for a promotional code that is found printed on the bottle underneath the wrapper. We would like to ask all our players and supporters to hold on to any Lucozade Sports bottles they come across and leave them in the designated bottle bin at the Clubhouse. Thanks again for the help collecting last year and we look forward to colelcting even more this year!*Lotto*This weeks lotto numbers were 3-6-12-24. No jackpot winner, 6 match 3 winners win €15 each. D. O’Toole, J. Og Friel, C. McNulty, M. Grier, D. Kelly & P. Gallagher. Next weeks Jackpot is €1,320.*Training Schedules*Seniors/Reserves/U21s/Minors: Mon (8.30pm @ Crossfit LK), Tuesday & Thursday (7pm @ Pitch)Senior Ladies: (@ Pitch): Wednesday (7pm), Saturday (10am)Minors: (@ Pitch) Wednesday (4.30pm)G4M&O: (@ Pitch): Mondays (8pm)U16s: (@ Pitch): Mondays (6.30pm), Wednesdays (6.30pm)U14s: (@ Pitch): Tuesday (4.15pm), Friday (4.15pm)U12s: (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)U12s (Mixed): (@ Pitch) Thursdays (6pm)Gaelic4Girls: (@ Pitch) Fridays (6pm)U10s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (7pm)U8s: (@ Pitch): Fridays (6pm)*Underage Coaching*Anyone interested in getting involved in the coaching of underage teams are asked to contact Shaun Paul Barrett on 086-6052169*2014 Membership*Club membership will be soon due for the 2014 year. Please be aware that Donegal tickets will only be sourced for paid up members of the Club. The rates remain unchanged from 2013:Family – €50Senior – €20U18 – €10Alternatively you can subscribe to the Club Lotto Database. For €17 a month you will receive:– Full Family membership– Entered into every weekly Lotto draw– Automatically in a Christmas Hamper Draw (For subscribers only)– 11 free weeks entry into the lottoFor more information contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Lotto Database*Lotto database players are reminded that end of year payments are now due. Anyone wishing to join the lotto database in 2014 can download the standing order form from the Club website or contact Joe McNulty. The benefits of joining the database are:– Full family membership for 2014 included– Entered into every draw evey week– Automatically in Christmas hamper draw (One for database members only)– 11 weeks free entry to lotto draw*Child Protection & ASAP Policies*CLG BnaG Child Protection and Welfare Policy & Procedures and CLG BnaG Alcohol and Substance Abuse (ASAP) prevention Policy information sessions have been held for all members of the club executive and all those involved with underage teams. There will be further information sessions for underage members and their parents/guardians following the next registration in 2014. Please visit the ‘downloads’ section of our website (Milford.Donegal.gaa.ie) and view the policy for yourself. If anyone has any queries or concerns or comments please contact the club Children’s Officer Marian McNulty at 086/8506405 or email@example.com*Volunteers Needed for Sub-Committees*CLG BnaG is currently in the process of creating Sub-Committees to help implement and achieve the targets of a 5 year plan. If you feel you can contribute to the running of the Club in any small way, either in time or in ideas, please contact MilfordDonegalGAA@gmail.com, 0863400082 or send a PM. The Sub-Committees are as follows:FinanceUnderage Games DevelopmentAdult Games DevelopmentClub AdministrationClub FacilitiesPR, Communication & Culture*Lotto Sellers Required*The Club is seeking lotto sellers in the Milford, Ramelton and Rathmullan areas. If you are interested contact Joe McNulty on 086-8547114*Evolution Fitness*All paid up club members will now be able to avail of a €10 discount on 3 month membership. Normal 3 month membership is €80 but will be available to members for €70. If interested contact Jack Duddy at Evolution Fitness beside the mart in Milford*Contact Us*For all information and queries contact MilfordDonegalGAA@Gmail.com, follow us on Twitter on @CLGBnaG, and on Facebook on www.facebook.com/clgbaile.nangalloglach or see our website www.milford.donegal.gaa.ie/*Milford GAA Club Gear*Club gear is now available to order. Anyone who has ordered club gear but yet received it are to contact either Aidan or Barry. The range of club gear includes Hoodies, Tracksuits tops, Windcheaters, hats, navy polo shirts, white polo shirts, and t-shirts. There is some lovely gear available at very reasonable prices and photos are available to view on the club Facebook page. Orders can be placed with Agnes Ryan on 086-8194751.GAA NEWS: FORMER MILFORD PLAYER CHRIS BRADLEY SELECTED TO REPRESENT WESTERN AUSTRALIA was last modified: September 3rd, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:GAAMilfordNoticesSport
Tags: onduparaka fcStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetopvipers sc Vipers have drawn all their last two League games 0-0StarTimes Uganda Premier League Vipers SC vs Onduparaka FC St. Mary’s Stadium, KitendeTuesday, 08-01-2018 @4pmKITENDE – After going two games minus victory, Vipers SC will be hoping to return to winning ways when they host Onduparaka FC at the St. Mary’s Stadium in Kitende.The Venoms who are currently going through a transition after changing their coach drew 0-0 away to Brights Stars last time out, just over a week after a goalless stalemate at home to Tooro United.The current results have done nothing to compound the worry at Vipers as they build up to their first leg CAF Confederations cup tie at home to CS Sfaxien.As they head into Tuesday’s encounter, team captain Tadeo Lwanga who has missed previous three matches due to injury, has returned and expected to feature. Abraham Ndugwa and Tito Okello are also both in contention. New signing Innocent Wafula however, misses out as he is yet to be cleared by the federation.For Onduparaka, they head into the game on a two game winless run including a 0-0 draw at home to Mbarara last time out.The Caterpillars looked to have moved on from Asaph Mwebaze’s departure with positive results but it lools like the inevitable slump in form has hit them hard.A positive reult on Tuesday will surely up thier spirits but winning away from home doesn’t come any harder than a trip to Kitende.Match Facts:This will be the 6th meeting between the two sides.In the first five, Vipers has triumphed on 3 occasions, losing once and drawing the other.The venoms come into the game having won both of their previous two home League fixtures against Onduparaka, scoring sic goals and conceding only one.Last season, the Venoms took four points off Onduparaka including a 2-0 victory in the reverse fixture.The Venoms have not lost a League game in any of their last 29 fixtures (W23 D6). The last time they lost was in a 2-1 defeat at home to URA FC on 28-11-2018.At home, the Venoms are on a 15 game League unbeaten run since the loss to URA, winning 13 and drawing the other two.For Onduparaka, they head into the game having won 4 of their last 9 League games (D2 L3).Away from home, the Arua based side have registered only one victory from their last 5 League games (D1 L3).THE OTHER GAMES ON TUESDAY:-Police FC vs SC Villa-URA FC vs KCCA FCComments
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23 April 2008The JSE has honoured 19 South African companies that have been listed on the exchange for 40 years and more, stating that those companies have helped position the JSE as a world-class stock exchange.“The exchange has operated for 121 years and throughout this time has formed solid relationships with several prestigious organisations,” said JSE chief executive Russell Loubser at a luncheon in Sandton, Johannesburg, last Friday.The JSE, which ranks among the top 20 stock exchanges worldwide in terms of market capitalisation, was originally established as the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in November 1887 to raise capital for mining operations following the discovery of gold in the Witwatersrand a year earlier.Companies that have been listed for 40 years and longer include DRDGOLD, African and Overseas Enterprises, Caxton and CTP Publishers and Printers, Crookes Brothers, Dorbyl Metair Investments, Murray & Roberts, Reunert, Assore, ELB Group, Harmony Gold Mining, Masonite (Africa), Mr Price Group, Hwange Colliery, Trencor, Tongaat Hulett, Avusa, Liberty Group, Palabora Mining, African Oxygen, Santam and AECI.“We are very proud to have played a role in the success of these companies, many of whom are giants in their sectors, and wish them great prosperity in for the future,” he said.Business Day reported last week that the 19 companies had a combined market capitalisation of R161-billion, or an average of R8.5-billion, with three companies worth more than R20-billion each. They are Harmony Gold (R37.9-billion), Liberty Group (23.1-billion) and Assore (R21.8-billion).“The presence of these reputable companies helped position the JSE as a world-class stock exchange associated with high market integrity, efficiency and sound practices,” said Loubser. “We look forward to many more fruitful years working together.”In addition to its stock exchange, the JSE has created over markets over the past decade to meet the specific needs of investors, including Africa’s most active agricultural derivatives market, and an interest rate exchange, Yield-X, which was the first of its kind in the world for trading both the cash spot bond as well as interest rate derivative products on one trading platform.The JSE also launched a currency futures market last year, allowing individuals to trade in the currency futures market through a regulated exchange for the first time in South Africa.SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publicationor on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Amina Cachalia shares her memories of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as the country’s first democratically elected president.(Image: Wilma den Hartigh)RELATED ARTICLES• ConCourt art tells South Africa’s story • Hold on to freedom, says Brand SA• Schools to benefit for Mandela Day • Remembering Sharpeville’s heroesWilma den HartighAhead of Freedom Day on 27 April, which this year marks the 18th anniversary of South Africa’s first post-apartheid election, political activist and women’s rights campaigner Amina Cachalia shares her memories of Nelson Mandela’s inauguration as the country’s first democratically elected president.Memories of a special dayCachalia has vivid memories of that day, 10 May 1994, when she saw a friend of many years become president of the country.“It was a moment that I don’t think I will ever forget – when Mandela stood up and took that oath, she says. “In my wildest dreams I never thought I would be party to that day.”Cachalia and her late husband Yusuf were invited to the inauguration as VIP veterans. Both were prominent political activists in the struggle against apartheid.He was a leading figure in the South African Indian Congress in the 1940s and 1950s and played a key role in bringing about African-Indian cooperation during the 1952 Defiance Campaign.Cachalia is well known for the role she played in promoting rights for women during apartheid. In 1948, she was instrumental in launching the Women’s Progressive Union, an organisation with the aim of making women financially independent. The union, which functioned for about six years, offered classes in literacy, shorthand and typing, baby care, dress-making and music.In 1954, she also took the lead in launching the Federation of South African Women. The organisation’s goal was to oppose the proposed extension of pass laws to black women, which culminated in the 1956 Women’s March to the Union Buildings to protest against apartheid pass laws.Cachalia enjoys sharing her experiences of the inauguration ceremony. Eighteen years have passed since then, but she recalls the smallest details as if it happened just the other day.When Cachalia talks about the inauguration, she shifts in her chair and leans forward, eager to tell a good story. “Every Freedom Day, I cast my mind back to relive the day,” she says.“We received a printed invitation for the ceremony and instructions about how to get there. It was all beautifully spelt out for us,” she says.She smiles as she recalls how she went about deciding what to wear for the important occasion. “I looked for a sari with the colours of the ANC, but I couldn’t find one. I settled for another one in my cupboard, it was a deep reddish colour. ”It was a beautiful sunny morning and the couple was seated in the amphitheatre, two or three rows behind Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.Among the many prominent dignitaries she saw at the ceremony, two stood out: Cuban politician Fidel Castro and Benazir Bhutto, who served as the 11th prime minister of Pakistan from 1988 until 1990, and 1993 until 1996. “She was quite a striking woman,” she adds.Cachalia pauses for a while. A myriad of thoughts came to mind when she arrived at the Union Buildings.“I had been at the Union Buildings before, for the women’s march and about my banning orders – usually to demonstrate or show my disapproval about something,” she says.But this time was different.“I was here on a different wicket altogether. I could see that everything we fought for was not in vain,” she says.Appreciating freedomFor Cachalia, the inauguration gave new meaning to all the years she lived under banning orders.After the 1956 Treason Trial, activists were all regarded as threats to the government and in 1963 a number were banned. Cachalia wasn’t exempt and in November 1963 she was banned for a period of five years.She remembers the day she was handed her first banning order. “I was on the phone to Helen Joseph when the police delivered the order,” she says.And this was just the first of three banning orders – when her first ban was about to expire, she was served with another, and then another.She remained under banning orders for fifteen years.The banning orders restricted her movements, her ability to associate freely with people and put a stop to her political work. She couldn’t attend social and political gatherings, couldn’t leave the magisterial district of Johannesburg, and couldn’t enter any publishing house or educational premises.“It was a disgusting restriction on one’s life in general,” she says.Amid the hardships of apartheid, Cachalia says that they had to create their own fun. She laughs when she remembers the many parties that took place. “We carried on with life and we made the best of what we had,” she says.She picks up a photograph displayed on the bookshelf in her lounge, taken many years ago at a party hosted by Madikizela-Mandela at her home for friends and comrades. “This is the only photo of me and Chris Hani together,” she says. It was taken just before he was assassinated in 1993.Telling South Africa’s storyHer life today is a world apart from what she experienced for so many years under apartheid, but although things have changed, some things are forever with her.Sometimes she still gets that strange feeling that someone is listening in on her conversations, or that her phone is tapped.After years of living under banning orders, “freedom” took on a different meaning for Cachalia – it is a sacred treasure.“I can do as I please and read what I want to. I am enjoying my freedom, I am enjoying my life,” she says.She often thinks back to the struggle years. “It was such unbelievable times we lived through,” she says.Cachalia says it is important to ensure that the memories of the struggle years are kept alive, otherwise future generations won’t understand South Africa’s hard-won freedom.“The inauguration was a special time for South Africa and the world,” she says. “It was absolute euphoria, and the excitement never left us.”