Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | South Africa said they accepted a FIFA order to replay a 2018 World Cup qualifier against Senegal that was manipulated by a Ghanaian referee.“Following extra information from FIFA, we resolved on moral and ethical grounds that we cannot benefit from corrupt activities,” a national football association statement said.“Therefore, we have decided to comply with the FIFA directive to replay the match against Senegal on a date to be decided.”Referee Joseph Lamptey awarded South Africa a non-existent penalty which they converted en route to a 2-1 home victory over Senegal in Group D last November.The other South African goal was also controversial with the match official still ordering Senegalese players to retreat for a free-kick after it was taken.FIFA gave Lamptey a life ban for match manipulation and his appeal to international sport judicial body CAS was rejected.The replay order means South Africa must play Senegal home and away during the November 6-14 international window.Burkina Faso and Cape Verde have six points from four matches and Senegal five and South Africa one from three with the group winners qualifying for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.Share on: WhatsApp
Rescue MissionA graphic artist by trade, Katharine Koehler has always had a “passion for junk.” Her Middletown house and those of friends’ are filled with furniture, knickknacks and assorted items that she has rescued and refurbished.She admits that one of her favorite lines is: “Why are you getting rid of that?”Koehler wanted to turn this obscure talent into a way to help people who may not have the extra money to decorate their homes.“Then Sandy came along and I knew this is where I can help. This is what I feel passionate about,” she said.Koehler recruited friends with decorating, artistic and even garage-sale shopping skills, and started a blog and the arduous paperwork to set up a nonprofit. She then began collecting furniture, odds and ends and called for donations.Although not specifically intended to be a Sandy-relief organization, with 85 percent of Union Beach affected by the storm, Koehler said it made sense to start there. She created Room in Our Hearts to help people in crisis. “This is where our focus is right now.”With a motto: “I can fix that,” Koehler and her volunteers have turned discarded items into treasured pieces.Along with the revamped items, Room in Our Hearts has received generous donations of new items from individuals, corporate sponsors and local businesses. Value City Furniture in Middletown has donated floor models and slightly dinged furniture, and Middletown’s Carpet Value Outlet provided free carpeting for each family’s newly decorated room.“I love to be creative but, it’s good to mix the new with the old,” said Koehler, who stressed the importance of recycling and reusing items and not adding to landfills.When Kathryn Rodgers agreed to be the first recipient of a Room in Our Hearts room redo, she didn’t know what to expect.“Katharine (Koehler) came to my house and we were under construction,” Rodgers said. “We were sitting on buckets while we were spackling. I couldn’t even fathom what could be done with that room.”But the result, she said, was remarkable. Theresa Carbone, the room’s project manager, Koehler and the volunteers created a beautiful space.“Their vision came from a construction site,” Rodgers said. “And now the room is absolutely gorgeous … And they are an amazing group of people.”The family could not move back home until the kitchen and bathroom were functioning and Room in Our Hearts finished the living room at the same time. So after five months, Tyler and family moved back home the day of the “big reveal.”From the terra-cotta bench and the play area designed for Tyler to the simple white coat rack that greets visitors in the entryway, Rodgers said she’s thrilled.“I love it all,” she said. “There’s lots of organization and storage and complementary colors.”There’s still so much to do, inside and outside the home, but the family is reinvigorated by the new living room.“To have at least one finished room gives us this boost,” said Rodgers. “We can push forward to finish our home.”For information or to donate furniture and décor items, visit http://roominourhearts.org/. By Judy O’Gorman AlvarezGroup Offers Hope and a Room RedoFive-year-old Tyler Blewitt and his family were greeted by friends, well-wishers and dignitaries, as they moved back to their Union Beach home last month. The family had fled after Super Storm Sandy roared through their house in late October.Five-year-old Tyler Blewitt, his dad Jay Blewitt and mom Kathryn Rodgers of Union Beach smile in their newly refurbished living room supplied by Room in Our Hearts.Although Tyler’s dad and older siblings worked hard to get their house fit to live in again, the family was overwhelmed and grateful to find a crisp, new, warmly decorated living room, with handsome furniture and a brightly organized play area complete with toys and books to cheer a 5-year-old boy.“The room looks like it belongs in a magazine,” said Kathryn Rodgers, Tyler’s mom.Thanks to some big-hearted and creative volunteers from Room in Our Hearts, a nonprofit organization that creatively and sustainably redesigns a room in the home of people affected by disaster, Tyler and his family had a brand new living room.Each room redesigned by Room in Our Hearts includes furniture, artwork, home décor and other artifacts from recycled or refashioned items. Volunteer decorators, artists and craftspeople create a space – mixing the old with the new – to bring warmth, comfort and a sense of normalcy to a family who has experienced loss and disruption in their lives.Tyler, a pre-kindergartner, was born prematurely with supraventrical tachycardia (SVT), a heart condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast. Despite a tough start in life, he has been living without medication for the last few years. When Super Storm Sandy hit Union Beach, the youngster had just celebrated his birthday. The family was forced to evacuate, leaving everything – including Tyler’s birthday presents. When the storm surged through their house, it destroyed the contents of the family’s first floor.Tyler Blewitt, 5, jumps right into his newly designed play area.The stress pushed Tyler into an SVT episode a few days later and he was rushed to the emergency room. Afterward, he wound up in Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s CHOP – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia – pediatric cardiology unit.Since then, the family has focused on getting Tyler well – he is doing better now on medication – and cleaning out and repairing their home. Tyler’s dad has spent almost every day since the storm repairing the home in preparation for the family’s return.That meant the family was a perfect candidate for a Room in Our Hearts renovation.
“We’re on the right pace heading into the Final Four,” said De Jesus, whose team is heading to its 10th postseason.Dy put up 17 points to lead the defending champions while Cheng and reigning MVP Mary Joy Baron added 13 and 11 points, respectively.Eli Soyud led the Lady Falcons with 17 points while the graduating Jema Galanza finished with 12 points.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Reyes on Batang Gilas’ tough odds in U17 World Cup: Remember 2014 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew La Salle Lady Spikers. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDe La Salle secured a twice-to-beat advantage in the semifinals after dismantling Adamson University, 25-21, 25-15, 22-25, 25-18, in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament Wednesday at Filoil Flying V Centre.The Lady Spikers locked the top seed with an 11-2 record after their seventh straight win and also denied the Lady Falcons’ bid to advance to the Final Four.ADVERTISEMENT P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Adamson’s loss, which brought the team down to 5-8, meant that National University secured the last Final Four spot.The Lady Spikers pulled out all the stops late in the fourth set, mounting a 9-1 run to close out the match.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownKianna Dy powered through for a gorgeous down-the-line kill that put the Lady Spikers at the 24-18 match point before Desiree Cheng ended Adamson’s season with a soul-crushing ace.Despite seven straight wins under his team’s name, La Salle head coach Ramil De Jesus said the Lady Spikers are not peaking even before the start of the Final Four. Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident 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 MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina View comments
Get 49ers news in your inbox. Sign up now for the free 49ers HQ newsletter.SAN JOSE — Business picks up next Wednesday for the 49ers. And, most likely, for Reuben Foster.A couple miles up First Street and a couple hours before the 49ers hold their state-of-the-franchise address in San Jose, a judge plans to rule whether Foster must stand trial on felony charges of domestic violence and assault-weapon possession.Foster’s three-month saga from a domestic dispute gained more clarity with …
20 March 2006After opening their Commonwealth Games medal challenge with a title winning performance in the men’s 4×100 metres freestyle relay, Team South Africa has continued picking up medals in Melbourne, mostly in the swimming pool.Natalie du Toit, after setting a world record in qualifying for the final of the 50 metres freestyle for elite athletes with a disability (EAD), went on to claim gold in the final in another world record time of 29.27.Speaking after her win, Du Toit said her goal remains to make it to the Olympic Games as an able-bodied competitor.Also on Friday, Lize-Mari Retief captured bronze in the women’s 50 metres butterfly after dead-heating with Alice Mills in 26.78 for the final medal.In the men’s 50 metres backstroke, Gerhard Zandberg, a member of SA’s 4x100m freestyle relay team, took third place in 25.16.Three more swimming medalsOn Saturday, Team SA picked up four medals, three of them in the swimming pool.Sprint superstar Roland Schoeman added the Commonwealth title to the World Championship title he won in 50 metres butterfly, touching in 23.34 seconds. It was some way off his world record of 22.96 that he swam in Montreal last year.George du Rand picked up a silver medal in the 200 metres backstroke, finishing in 2:00.32.Suzaan van Biljon added a bronze medal to the country’s haul from the swimming pool, turning in a time of 2:25.39 in the women’s 200 metres breaststroke final.There was further success for South Africa in shooting as the men’s 25 metres standard pistol pairs team laid claim to the bronze medal.Gold for NatalieOn Sunday, Natalie du Toit won her second gold medal of the championships, clocking 1:01.81 to take victory in the EAD 100 metres freestyle.Roland Schoeman and Ryk Neethling, like they did at the World Championships, had to settle for silver and bronze in the men’s 100 metres freestyle, except this time around it was Neethling who won the silver.England’s Simon Burnett won the race in 48.57, ahead of Neethling’s 49.20 and Schoeman’s 49.24. Afterwards, Burnett, who trains with Schoeman at Arizona University, credited the South African ace for his huge improvement in the event, saying Schoeman had helped him tremendously, including assistance with improving his stroke.Javelin goldIn athletics, Sunette Viljoen struck gold in the women’s javelin, throwing 60.72 metres, just 87 centimetres shy of her career-best throw.It was a fantastic turnaround for the 22-year-old athlete, who in 2005 faced a possible two-year drug ban for failing a drug test after returning abnormally high hormone levels. It was subsequently discovered that she was seven months pregnant and she was cleared of the charge.Besides the medal winning performances, there were further good showings from South African swimmers. Lauren Roets posted an African record 25.64 in the 50 metres freestyle heats, Gerhard Zandberg also swam an African record, clocking 55.41 in the 100 metres backstroke semi-finals, and Wendy Trott recorded an African record 8:39.19 in the final of the women’s 800 metres freestyle as she finished fifth.Hockey drawsIn hockey, the South African men’s team, after opening their challenge with a 6-1 pounding of Trinidad and Tobago, were held to a one-all draw by Pakistan.Paul Revington’s charges were just 90 seconds from a stunning upset of the highly fancied Pakistanis after Reece Basson put them ahead in the fifty-second minute by beating three men and then slamming his shot across goalkeeper Salman Akbar into the net. However, Syed Imran Warsi netted a late penalty corner to earn Pakistan a share of the spoils.The women’s hockey side experienced a similar fate. They began their competition with a 4-1 win over Nigeria and then faced India.They led the defending champions two-nil after early goals from two early goals from Henriette du Buisson. The Indians, though, pulled one back through Subhadra Pradhan and then, in the last minute, Pradhan smashed in a second penalty corner to make the final score two-all.
ShareGrid just released their end-of-year report detailing the most popular gear rentals of 2018. Let’s take a look at the most-used pieces of equipment.One of the best resources for filmmakers right now is ShareGrid. Their platform is simple: rent gear owned by other filmmakers. They are the middleman, bringing filmmakers together so we can get our hands on the gear we need. So, whether you want to become a member and invest in some heavyweight cameras for the upcoming year, or if you’re more interested in renting gear as you need it, ShareGrid is here to help you plan accordingly with their end-of-year report.The results break down into rental profits, number of rentals, and rental days to recoup value, which basically just means the number of days you’d need to rent the item out to cover its cost. It’s all about determining which cameras and pieces of equipment will yield a higher return on investment. There are also graphs and lists showing where and when the gear gets rented the most (Los Angeles is the most popular, obviously). Pair this data with our Camera Rumors for 2019, and you can start determining what’s really worth your investment.5: RED Scarlet-W Dragon 5KThis was the biggest shock in the PremiumBeat office. We would have thought an Alexa or an URSA Mini would be more popular than the Scarlet-W Dragon. But, waddayaknow? Since this camera is almost three years old, it’s interesting to note how popular gear is once its initial value drops.4. Panasonic Lumix DC-GH5No surprise here. The GH5 has been one of the powerhouse consumer cameras of the past two years. With 4K 60p with no crop, shooters love this camera, and we can see why it’s been popular in the rental market. Not only is it relatively cheap to rent for the day, you can also pay this camera off fairly quickly if you want to purchase one. You know it’s in high demand, and certainly it will continue to be in the coming year.I imagine the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K will probably knock this down the list. As more people get their hands on this affordable camera, expect the rental market for it to increase as well.3. Dana Dolly Original KitThe dolly will never go out of style. The specific brands and types might, but given what a dolly can do for your shots, it will always be around in some form or another. So, it makes sense that this affordable, efficient, classic piece of equipment is not only a good item to rent but also a good investment — the “Rental Days to Recoup Value” is only 14 days. The Dana Dolly kits available on ShareGrid are perfect for any size camera (up to 120 pounds), so this is your be-all and end-all solution for whatever you’re shooting.2. Sony PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 CameraI didn’t know that the FS7 was this popular, but here we are! The camera has been out for more than 4 years, so expect its depreciating value to affect popularity and price. (However, the price for the FS7 is still listed as $7,000 right now.)1. Sony a7Sii Mirrorless CameraThe Sony a7s lineup will save us all. With the a7S III on the horizon, the a7S II will increase in popularity as its price comes down. But everything that made this a popular camera in the first place will still be there. Point is, this 4K mirrorless beast is great option for anybody starting out or shooting videos on a medium- to low-sized budget. I personally own an a7S II and will continue to use it until I inevitably break it somehow (then I’ll buy an a7S III).Check out the full list of the most popular rented gear in 2018 here.All images via ShareGrid.Looking for more articles on film and video production? Check these out.Every Stressed Out Cinematographers Best Friend: The Pre-Light5 Things Every Filmmaker Should Know Before Making a Feature FilmVideo Tutorial: Improving Your Time-lapse Workflow for the GH5The 5 Best Places to Pitch Your Documentary Film ProjectsThe Most Exciting Camera Rumors of 2019
It was Zaheer Khan’s dismissal of Windies opener Devon Smith that opened the gate for India’s win at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on Sunday.Chasing 269, Ramnaresh Sarwan and Smith were batting with ease, rotating the strike at will and milking away at India’s bowling. But, Zaheer got the better of Smith on 81 with his slower ball in the 31st over bringing an end to their 63-run partnership.The opposition lost their third wicket on 154 and that’s where the slide actually began for the West Indies.Man-of-the-MatchEarlier, India posted 268 against the West Indies and it was Yuvraj Singh’s maiden World Cup ton that proved to the highlight of the batting.But that wasn’t all, he came back to deliver the goods with the ball taking two important scalps in the match.Yuvraj Singh earned the Man-of-the-Match award for his all-round performance.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Arsenal set to change policy for January transfersby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal will look for short-term cover in the January transfer window, football.london reports.The Gunners had originally planned to remain inactive during the midseason window.But long-term injuries have forced them to re-think their plans.Danny Welbeck and Rob Holding are likely to miss the majority of the season, meaning Arsenal will try and find stop-gaps on the wing and centre-back.The club are still working on a deal for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarez, who will fill Welbeck’s position.It remains unclear who Arsenal will target for their defensive hole, however, a veteran is likely to be chosen so as not to disrupt the development of their current crop of centre-backs.