Football Fridays according to Proverb

first_img17 March 2010Popular South African rapper and reality show star Proverb dons a personalised football jersey – he’s number 1, naturally! – in support of Bafana Bafana, Football Fridays and South Africa’s 2010 Fifa World Cup™.Only number 1 is good enough for one of South Africa’s top musicians! (Photo: Proverb Music)The popular South African rapper and reality show star took time out from his busy schedule on 12 March to visit a Johannesburg printer, where he got his recently purchased Bafana Bafana jersey customised with his name – and the number 1.Proverb’s Bafana Bafana jersey being personalised by the experts. (Photo: Proverb Music)Football Fridays has been in touch with Proverb’s manager, who has promised more Football Fridays action from the musician. Watch this space!Football Fridays News Desklast_img read more

Former Australian cricketer Gary Gilmour dies aged 62

first_imgGilmour battled health problems for several years and complications escalated after a recent fallSwing bowling allrounder Gary Gilmour, who played 15 cricket tests for Australia between 1973 and 1977 and was one of the stars of the inaugural World Cup in 1975, died Tuesday at the age of 62.Cricket officials said Gilmour battled health problems for several years and complications escalated after a recent fall.The left-armer took figures of 6-14 against England in the 1975 World Cup semifinal. The then 23-year-old also claimed 5-48 in the final, which Australia lost to the West Indies.Gilmour underwent a liver transplant in 2005, when his former captain Ian Chappell led a number of former teammates to raise money for the operation.”He was at the front of the queue when they were handing out talent, but unfortunately he was right at the back of the queue when they handed out health and good luck,” Chappell told Fairfax Media on Tuesday.”He had unbelievable ability and I think that was best summed up by his performance in the World Cup semifinal. We were desperate to win that game, not just because it was England, our great rivals. But they didn’t think we could play one-day cricket. Gus swung the ball all over the place, and then he got us home with the bat.”Gilmour scored 483 runs for an average of 23 in his test career that included one century. He also claimed 54 wickets at an average of 26.Fairfax said Gilmour’s wife, Helen, and their family were also mourning the recent death of their son, Clint, from brain cancer at the age of 33. The couple had two other sons and a daughter.advertisementFormer Australia test cricketer and popular broadcaster Kerry O’Keeffe said in a tweet: “Gus Gilmour has passed away… a sad day…had not an enemy in the game.”last_img read more

PM Hails Contribution of Engineers to Nation-Building

first_img He noted that key developments over the years, including the railway system, sugar refineries, reservoirs and water systems, and power plants are, to a great extent, attributable to the skills of engineers. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has lauded the country’s engineers, noting that they play a vital role in nation-building. Story Highlights “It is, therefore, imperative that we recognise and acknowledge the role and efforts of past [and present] engineers who, through their dedication, skill and discipline, have made our lives easier, more connected and more productive. It is by celebrating this rich heritage that we can engineer and shape our future,” Mr. Holness said. Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, has lauded the country’s engineers, noting that they play a vital role in nation-building.He noted that key developments over the years, including the railway system, sugar refineries, reservoirs and water systems, and power plants are, to a great extent, attributable to the skills of engineers.“It is, therefore, imperative that we recognise and acknowledge the role and efforts of past [and present] engineers who, through their dedication, skill and discipline, have made our lives easier, more connected and more productive. It is by celebrating this rich heritage that we can engineer and shape our future,” Mr. Holness said.His remarks were delivered by Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Chairman, Senator Ransford Braham, at the opening ceremony for activities to mark Engineers’ Week 2018, at The Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Monday (September 17).The Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) is observing the week from September 16 to 22 under the theme ‘Engineering our Future through Celebrating our Heritage’.Mr. Holness said Jamaica’s growth trajectory requires, among other things, a strong cadre of engineers, who are equipped with the requisite understanding, attitude and abilities to apply their skills in ensuring a vibrant economy.In this regard, he welcomed the recent opening of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona campus in response to this growing demand for local engineers.The Prime Minister, in his speech, noted that in today’s world it is even more imperative that the implementation of innovative engineering solutions help to ensure economic growth and secure development for Jamaicans.Engineering, he argued, targets systematic approaches to problem-solving, “whether those have to do with building a bridge or informing public policy”.“I call upon all of us to commit to finding common solutions, through synergies, to continue to advance the pace of our development,” he urged.Mr. Holness praised the JIE for its annual celebration of Engineers’ Week and for being the voice of the local engineering profession.He noted that the observance serves to “successfully promote the exchange of technical, scientific and professional knowledge and engineering innovation, to better serve the interests and welfare of members of the engineering profession, the public in Jamaica and the wider Caribbean”.For his part, JIE President, Dwight Ricketts, said Engineers’ Week is the entity’s flagship event to highlight and promote the profession.Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Chairman, Senator Ransford Braham (second right), and Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) President, Dwight Ricketts (right), view items on display at a booth mounted by Quality Plus Contracting Company Limited at the opening ceremony for the JIE Engineers’ Week 2018 at The Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Monday (September 17). Senator Braham represented Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Also pictured are Quality Plus Sales and Marketing Executive, Rohan Facey (second left); and Contract Administrator, Kayona Blake. Engineers’ Week 2018 is being observed from September 16 to 22 under the theme ‘Engineering our Future through Celebrating our Heritage’.He gave “unwavering commitment” on behalf of the JIE members to deliver the highest possible standards of engineering in Jamaica, adding that “it’s something which we take very seriously”.Chairman of the Professional Engineers Registration Board, Omar Sweeney, emphasised the need for all practising engineers to ensure that “we retain the highest standards” as they contribute to the country’s growth agenda.Urban Development Corporation (UDC) Chairman, Senator Ransford Braham (second left), is shown a device by Manager of Corporate Training, Ultrasound Solutions, Tom Murphy (left), following the opening ceremony for the Jamaica Institution of Engineers (JIE) Engineers’ Week 2018 at The Knutsford Court Hotel, New Kingston, on Monday (September 17). Senator Braham represented Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness. Also looking on are Chairman, Professional Engineers Registration Board, Omar Sweeney (second right); and JIE President, Dwight Ricketts.Engineers’ Week kicked off with a thanksgiving service at St. Jude’s Anglican Church, Stony Hill, and will feature a series of workshops focusing on energy and technology; infrastructure and climate change; maintenance engineering and management; and contract administration and procurement, and a student bridge building competition.The week culminates on September 22 with a site visit to the South Jamaica Power Company’s 190-megawatt plant, being built in Old Harbour Bay, St. Catherine.last_img read more

Berbatov Man United should target Harry Maguire

first_imgFormer Manchester United striker Dimitar Berbatov suggests that his old club should consider making an approach for Harry Maguire this JanuaryThe Leicester City centre-back had been one of United coach Jose Mourinho’s top summer targets along with Tottenham’s Toby Alderweireld.But a potential move for the defensive duo failed to materialise with United having already conceded 26 goals in the Premier League this season compared to leaders Liverpool’s six.Now Berbatov reckons that Maguire’s strong World Cup displays for England in the summer make him an ideal candidate for United for a January move.“It’s always difficult to buy someone that’s really good in the winter window so if you are lucky enough to buy someone then you need to keep in mind how he’s going to integrate with the team,” Berbatov told BT Sport.“If it’s someone coming from a foreign league it can be more difficult than joining from an English team.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“If you’re buying a central defender then you also need to think about who you’re going to partner him with because you could buy a really good player but if it doesn’t work out then that just causes another problem.“But I think they need someone at the back that’s comfortable on the ball and don’t buckle under pressure even when someone is attacking you.“You need to be calm, be able to pass the ball into midfield and carry it. I think they need a player like that.“I was really impressed with Harry Maguire in the World Cup because he was so composed on the ball and I like that quality in a defender because it benefits the whole team.”United will face Valencia in Spain tonight in the Champions League needing a win in order to have any chance of leapfrogging Juventus for top spot in Group H.But the Red Devils will have to make do without defender Victor Lindelof with both Chris Smalling and Eric Bailly doubts for the game at Mestalla.last_img read more

Solskjaer focused on the next six months

first_imgManchester United interim manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says he’s not focused on taking the job on a permanent basis but wants to lead the team for the next six months.Mourinho’s two-and-a-half-year reign at Old Trafford ended on Tuesday when he was sacked, and United brought in former player Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to take the reins until the end of the season.Solskjaer took his first United training session on Thursday and spoke to the media ahead of their trip to Cardiff City on Saturday.“I’m going to enjoy the ride,” Solskjaer told MUTV.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“It’s six months. I’m back home. I’m going to be myself. The club is running a process to find the next manager so I’m going to be myself in the meantime with Mick, Kieran, and Michael. We’ll get the players enjoying their football again.“I’ve had 300-400 games as a first-team manager. I’m confident. I’ve won the league, I’ve won cups, I’ve been relegated. It’s about man management. It’s about managing players, staff and it’s about getting the best out of everyone.“The boss [Sir Alex Ferguson] will always be the best at that. I get my managerial style from him. He’s been the biggest influence but then again we’re different.“I’m a different personality. I like to speak to people, I like to engage with people. I want to see people express themselves. That makes me happy.”last_img read more