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James scores 37, Cavs beat Nets for 5th straight win

first_imgBubba Watson wins Match Play for 2nd World Golf Championship Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “I wasn’t out there for the Portland game when LeBron had the dunk over (Jusuf) Nurkic,” Love said of a recent James highlight dunk, “but I was out there today and I was just having fun with it. It was fun to see. I love that type of play.”LUE’S RECOVERYDrew said he spoke Saturday to Lue, who took a leave of absence from the team last week for unspecified health reasons. Drew said he didn’t know when Lue planned to rejoin the Cavs but that he was on the road to recovery.“He’s back to being his old self with the cracking jokes and he’s doing the things necessary from a health standpoint to get him back,” Drew said.UP NEXTCavaliers: Visit Miami on Tuesday.Nets: Visit Orlando on Wednesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback Might as well. There’s no way right now to defend James even by staying in front of him — or in Harris’ case, beneath him.James had 37 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists, and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat the Brooklyn Nets 121-114 on Sunday for their fifth straight victory.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 crownJames kept up his latest sensational stretch by going 14 for 19 from the floor, highlighted by the soaring slam over Harris. He reached 2,000 points in a season for the 10th time, joining Karl Malone and Michael Jordan as the only players in NBA history to do that.Associate head coach Larry Drew, running the team in Tyronn Lue’s place, was asked to make an MVP case for James. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You just look at the stat sheet,” Drew said, “and it’s just not about points, it’s what he’s doing on the boards, it’s what he’s doing from an assists standpoint. He’s just a force. He’s a force and I mean he has put up MVP numbers without a doubt.”Kevin Love added 20 points and 15 rebounds for the Cavaliers, who came in averaging 122.5 points during the streak and just about reached that even with a slow start. Jordan Clarkson had 18 points, George Hill scored 17 and Rodney Hood finished with 16.Harris scored a career-high 30 points for the Nets, who lost their third straight. Just as they did Friday in Toronto, the Nets hung in against one of the East’s best but didn’t have enough to pull it out.Harris’ two free throws with 6:17 left gave Brooklyn its last lead at 100-99 before Cleveland ran off eight straight points. James had two baskets during the run, both backboard-shaking slams on lob passes.The lead grew to 10, and when the Nets got it down to five, James halted their charge by running down the clock and nailing a 3-pointer that made it 119-111 with 39 seconds remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Brooklyn Nets guard Caris LeVert (22) defends Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James (23) as James goes up for a layup during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March 25, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK — LeBron James powered into the lane for his latest assault on the rim and a former teammate made an ultimately useless attempt to stop him.“I should have just gotten out of the way,” Joe Harris said.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “When we get stops we’re very dynamic and that’s what we did,” James said.The Cavs missed their first eight shots before James took one, which he made. He had 12 points in the first quarter, including his latest powerhouse dunk over Harris in the final seconds of the period.But Harris rebounded nicely from being on the wrong end of James’ highlight, going 8 for 9 in the first half and making all four of his 3-pointers as the Nets took a 62-60 lead.TIP-INSCavaliers: James had triple-doubles in two of the first three meetings with the Nets this season, including when the Cavs lost in Brooklyn in October. … Cleveland played without forward Jeff Green because of an illness.Nets: DeMarre Carroll had 18 points. He came in averaging 15.5 in March, the highest total of any month in his nine-year career. … The Nets have just two home games remaining. Six of the Nets’ final eight are on the road.LBJ 2KJames reached 2,000 points in a season for the first time since 2013-14. Malone (12) and Jordan (11) previously did it.DELIGHTFUL DUNKLove was on the bench for James’ slam the end of the first quarter. He celebrated by running and jumping into the nearby backboard stanchion . 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 awardlast_img read more

Women Encouraged to Deliver in Health Facilities

first_imgTo assist pregnant women meet their immediate needs after delivery, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund in Liberia has distributed “mama and baby kits” to three health facilities. The facilities include the James N. Davies Memorial Hospital, the Star of the Sea Clinic in Monrovia and the Phebe Hospital in Suacoco, Bong County.The “mama and baby kits” contained essential supplies for survival and personal hygiene for the mother and the baby after delivery.UNFPA Liberia Resident Representative Ratidzai Ndhlovu said the presentations were aimed at encouraging delivery in health facility. “Because we are encouraging institutional delivery, it is necessary to motivate pregnant women to deliver at the hospital,” Ms. Ndhlovu said at the presentation ceremony on 15 January in Phebe, Bong County.“We want to work with the Ministry of Health and Social Welfare(MoSHW) to standardize this program as we want it to be a proper and systematized intervention,” she said.In Phebe, Ms. Ndhlovu urged pregnant women who were temporarily staying at the waiting home awaiting their time to deliver, to promote to their colleagues the idea of delivering in health facility and use opportunities offered by the waiting homes. “All that is done is to assure that you stand to benefit a lot when you come to the hospital to deliver. We hope that you will use this experience to go out in your villages and towns to tell people that the best place for pregnant women to deliver  is the hospital,” she urged the women.The UNFPA Liberia Representative made a personal contribution of two bags of rice and two containers of cooking oil to the waiting home at Phebe. “The last time I visited this facility, I was informed that food is one of the major challenges you are faced with. So, I decided to personally share this little token with you,” she said.In his remarks, Bong County Health Officer, Dr. Sampson Arzoaquoi, also urged pregnant women throughout the county to consider hospital as the best place to deliver their babies. “Our efforts to reduce maternal and newborn deaths will fail if pregnant women continue to deliver at home,” he said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

FIFA investigates Swiss players’ pro-Kosovo celebrations

first_img0Shares0000Xherdan Shaqiri was born in Kosovo but moved to Switzerland as a child © AFP / Patrick HERTZOGMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jun 24 – FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Swiss players Granit Xhaka and Xherdan Shaqiri on Saturday over their pro-Kosovo goal celebrations during the 2-1 win against Serbia.Switzerland’s scorers on Friday, Xhaka and Shaqiri, celebrated their goals by making a “double eagle” gesture with their hands to represent the Albanian flag. Many people in Kosovo, which has an ethnic Albanian majority, identify with the flag.Both players trace their roots to Kosovo, a former province of Serbia that declared independence in 2008 in a move that Belgrade still refuses to recognise.FIFA bans all political messages or symbols in stadiums. Xhaka and Shaqiri could be banned for up to two games if they are found to have breached FIFA regulations.World football’s governing body said it was also probing Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic for alleged statements made after the game.Krstajic reacted to the defeat by calling for the match referee, Felix Brych of Germany, to be put on trial in a war crimes tribunal in the Hague for failing to award Serbia a penalty.Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic is being investigated by FIFA © AFP / Attila KISBENEDEKSerbia were furious when Brych failed to award a spot-kick in the 66th minute after Aleksandar Mitrovic was wrestled to the ground in the penalty area by Swiss defenders Stephan Lichtsteiner and Fabian Schaer.“We were robbed,” Mladen Krstajic told Serbian reports Saturday, when asked about Brych’s decision.“I wouldn’t give him either a yellow or red card, I would send him to the Hague. Then they could put him on trial, like they did to us.”Disciplinary proceedings have also been opened against the Serbian football association for crowd disturbances and the display of political and offensive messages by Serbian fans.The Serbian press meanwhile called Shaqiri’s goal celebration “shameful provocation”.The player said in a post-match interview his celebration was “just emotion” but added he was not allowed to talk about politics.Swiss coach Vladimir Petkovic indicated after the win that he was unimpressed by Shaqiri and Xhaka’s celebrations.“You should never mix politics and football,” he said.The Serbian football association had also reportedly complained to FIFA before the game about the Kosovo flag that adorned one of Shaqiri’s boots.“We sought that he change the boots. It was a provocation, we were playing against Switzerland, not Kosovo,” team official Jovan Surbatovic told Serbian state-run broadcaster RTS.Kosovo declared independence in 2008, less then a decade after the 1998-1999 war between ethnic Albanian guerillas and Serb forces, but Belgrade — backed by its traditional ally Russia — still refuses to recognise the move.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Motocross park plans run out of gas

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“I have pursued both public and private financing for this Motorized Off Highway Vehicle `OHV’ Park and there is no individual or group interested in either loaning me the money or purchasing the land. … The OHV Park does not make economic sense.” Nadler wrote that he already spent 18 months and about $150,000 on studies for the proposed 153-acre park, which raised opposition from area residents who feared the facility would bring unwanted noise and traffic, especially near Lake Hughes Road – I-5’s last exit in Castaic. Some have organized into an opposition group called Keep Castaic Safe. Chairman Jim Grzeslo did not return a request for comment Monday, but a response to Nadler’s e-mail posted on the group’s Web site called for further action. “Now it is time we make it clear to stop Nadler from doing any project in Castaic, and we will accomplish our mission for the best interest of our community.” The entire project – including four motocross tracks, the business park and open space slated for 227 acres in the canyon – received preliminary approval in December from the Castaic Town Council. But it still has to undergo environmental review and consideration by the county Department of Regional Planning, then return before the local advisory council for final consent. “It’s unfortunate we had to go through all this trouble just to have (the motocross park) canceled,” said Lloyd Carder, the town council’s president. “It’s a difficult piece of property to work with. It sits in a canyon and access is tough. “The reality is we’re not going to have much there.” Still, Carder said the business park proposal might work. “As long as it’s conforming with the (community standards district) and it’s zoned for that, it should be fine,” he said. “It’s that constant search for any municipality looking for jobs and income.” Nadler said he will soon return with amended plans. “I know this OHV Park issue has divided some people in the Castaic community and I wished that did not occur,” he wrote. “All I was attempting to do was provide the Castaic Community what was the most beneficial for the whole community. “As promised, I will be returning to the Castaic Town Council before I process any plans for the business park through the county of Los Angeles.” eugene.tong@dailynews.com (661)257-5253160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! CASTAIC – A developer has abandoned plans for a motocross park in a canyon underneath the Interstate 5 split – a project that raised the ire of some residents – citing lack of financing. Still, Nadler Development Co. of Westlake Village is proceeding with a 130,000-square-foot business park slated for 19 acres on Castaic Road in Maple Canyon, where the freeway’s north and southbound lanes criss-cross. Developer Neil Nadler did not return calls for comment Monday, but in a May 18 e-mail to the Castaic Town Council he cited rising costs as the cause for dropping the proposed Castaic Action Sports Canyon. “The budget costs have exploded from my initial budget in April of 2005 of $3.0 million to over $10.0 million,” Nadler wrote. “This excludes the Castaic Business Park. last_img

Jose Mourinho aims another dig at Arsenal despite Manchester United defeat

first_img1 The Portuguese boss suffered his first ever defeat against Arsene Wenger Jose Mourinho took another swipe at Arsene Wenger by insisting the Frenchman’s poor record against him is “not normal” after Arsenal’s 2-0 victory over Manchester United.Wenger celebrated his first Premier League win over Mourinho at the 13th attempt after goals from Granit Xhaka and Danny Welbeck kept Arsenal’s Champions League qualification hopes alive.Mourinho said defeat meant it would now be “impossible” for United to finish in the top four, insisting his team’s chances of playing in Europe’s premier competition next season now rest entirely on winning the Europa League.Eight changes to United’s starting line-up at Emirates Stadium certainly pointed to Mourinho’s focus on Thursday’s semi-final at home to Celta Vigo, where they hold a 1-0 advantage from the first leg.But while United chase their second major trophy this term, the Portugese could not resist another dig at Wenger’s lack of success in recent years.Asked about Arsenal finally tasting victory against him, Mourinho said: “It’s a big club. You think I enjoy a big club like Arsenal not winning big trophies? I am not enjoying that honestly.“But today I tried to win. I didn’t give them the match, I tried to win but we lost. Arsene Wenger is not a small manager, he is a big manager so to have that record of winning so many matches and losing so many matches is something that is not normal. That is not normal.“Normal is win, lose, draw. It’s not normal and I really don’t care about it. Today no problem – we shook hands before the game, we shook hands after the game.“And during the game I didn’t like what I never like, he puts too much pressure on the fourth official all the time.”Arsenal fans taunted Mourinho in the latter stages of their victory, which puts the Gunners six points behind Manchester City, with one game in hand, and seven back on Liverpool, having played two games fewer than the Reds.“The Arsenal fans, they are happy,” Mourinho said.“I am happy for them, it is the first time I leave Highbury or Emirates and they are happy. I left Highbury, they were crying, I left Emirates, they were crying.“They were walking the streets with their heads low. So finally today they sing, they (swing) the scarves – it’s nice for them.”United, meanwhile, now sit four points behind City and five adrift of Liverpool, with only one game in hand over Jurgen Klopp’s men, and a tricky trip to Tottenham to come next weekend.It means their chances of sneaking into the top four would appear increasingly remote.“It’s impossible,” Mourinho said. “For two reasons: I don’t think the other ones playing one match a week and being in a great situation, I don’t think they are going to blow it.“And because we go with everything on Thursday and we cannot go with everything against Tottenham. When you go with everything against Tottenham it’s difficult. When you don’t go with everything it’s more difficult.“Two days later Southampton, two days later Crystal Palace. This is too much for us so I don’t think we have any chance of finishing top four in the Premier League.“We have to chase Champions League by trying to win the Europa League.”Mourinho and Wenger have endured a fractious relationship in recent years but the Arsenal boss claimed he took no personal satisfaction from the result.“It’s between the two teams,” Wenger said. “At the end of the day, that’s what I make of it.”Two goals in three minutes were enough to end United’s 25-match unbeaten run in the league as Xhaka scored with a shot deflected off Ander Herrera before the impressive Welbeck headed home Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s cross.“It was important because we lost at Tottenham – that didn’t happen many times,” Wenger said.“Overall, you play Man United and it’s another big game. We could not afford to lose today.”Xhaka hobbled off in the 76th minute with pain in his calf. Wenger said he will have to be assessed ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Southampton.Wenger, who finally got the better of old adversary Mourinho in the Premier League, admits qualifying for the Champions League remains a long shot but said: “There’s still a mathematical chance.“We need some help but the best help we can get is from our own focus between now and the end of the season.”last_img read more

SEVERAL INJURED AFTER FOUR-CAR SMASH

first_imgSEVERAL people were injured in a four vehicle crash near Kilmacrennan this evening.Three ambulances were called to the incident at the Blue Banks near the town at 5.10pm.A fourth ambulance was called there shortly before 6pm. However fears that the incident was serious have abated with news that all those injured in the crash suffered minor injuries.One person was taken to Letterkenny General Hospital for treatment with the rest of the injured treated at the scene.The road was closed in both directions, with traffic coming from Letterkenny towards Kilmacrennan being diverted at Illistrin.But the road was re-opened around 6.40pm. The incident where the crash happened is a notorious accident blackspot with several sharp bends.The road was to have been upgraded but was cancelled last year.  SEVERAL INJURED AFTER FOUR-CAR SMASH was last modified: July 27th, 2012 by BrendaShare 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:donegal crashGARDAI AND AMBULANCES AT SCENE OF SERIOUS TRAFFIC ACCIDENTTermonlast_img read more

KCCA out to stretch lead atop standings when they travel away to Tooro

first_img Tags: KCCA FCStarTimes Uganda Premeir LeagueTooro united Some of the KCCA FC players training in Buhinga ahead of Wednesday’s games (Photo by KCCA FC Media)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueTooro United vs KCCA FCBuhinga Stadium, TooroWednesday, 06-03-2019 @4:30pmFORT PORTAL – KCCA FC will be hoping to go six points clear at the top of the StarTimes Uganda Premier League when they take on Tooro United at the Buhinga Stadium in Fort portal.After Vipers lost 2-1 away to Ndejje on Tuesday and they stayed on 45 points, KCCA who have 48 will move to 51 with victory on Wednesday.However, the Kasasiros are not expected to have an easy ride on the day as they have already lost in Buhinga this season. Tooro dumped KCCA out of the Uganda Cup via penalties at Buhinga.Coming off a moral boosting 4-2 win against Villa last time out, KCCA will surely head into the game all guns firing.For Tooro United, they head into the games comfortably seated 7th on the log.Wasswa Bbosa’s side are fresh from a 1-0 win over Police in the last game, a result that saw them move onto 32 points for the season.How they approach Wednesday’s game will be a mystery but in Bbosa, they have a manager who prides in beating the top teams.Match facts:This will be the 14th competitive meeting between the two sides ever since Tooro attained promotion to the top tier in 2013.In the first 13 meetings, KCCA has won 8, lost 3 with the other two ending in draws.KCCA have only ever defeated Tooro thrice in seven fixtures away from home with the last one being the penalty shoot-out victory in the Uganda Cup back in March 2018.The reverse fixture last season saw KCCA drub Tooro 4-0 at Kavumba while when the two sides met at the start of the current campaign, the Kasasiros won 2-1 at Lugogo.Tooro United go into the game having lost only one of their last 11 League games (W6 D4).At home, Tooro are yet to lose a game at Buhinga, winning 7 and drawing 3 of their fixtures there.For KCCA, they have also lost only one of their last 11 League games (W7 D3).Away from home, the Kasasiros have are undefeated in their last 5 games (W2 D3). However, all the draws have come in their last three games on the road.Comments last_img read more

Council to consider ‘pay and display’ for Larkin’s Lane

first_imgDonegal County Council is to explore the introduction of pay and display parking to alleviate concerns of business people in the Larkin’s Lane area of Letterkenny.Businesses have noted that people are parking for long periods in the area and is having an adverse affect on trade.Councillors Jimmy Kavanagh and Ciaran Brogan both brought motions on the issue to the Letterkenny Municipal District’s monthly meeting. “We have all had this highlighted to us. I visited the area and saw the problems. There is a genuine concern,” Councillor Kavanagh said.Councillor Brogan noted how there were residential areas in the vicinity and said: “There are vehicles that park there for long periods. We should look at it. I have seen the frustration of business people in the area because customers can’t get parked.”The Council has confirmed that they are to consider the introduction of a pay and display mechanism.Council to consider ‘pay and display’ for Larkin’s Lane was last modified: January 9th, 2018 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Councillor Ciaran BroganCOUNCILLOR JIMMY KAVANAGHDonegal County CouncilLarkin’s Laneletterkennylast_img read more

Elections 2019: Martin Farren and Albert Doherty elected on third count in north Inishowen

first_imgMartin Farren and Albert Doherty have all retained their seats in the north Inishowen electoral area.The Labour Party’s Martin Farren successfully was elected on the third vote on 1,470 votes, followed by Sinn Fein’s Albert Doherty on 1,460.Albert Doherty (SF) and Martin Farren (Lab) have both retained their seats for north Inishowen after the third count. pic.twitter.com/wKNdnQ0RgZ— Shaun Keenan (@Skeenan14) May 26, 2019 The quota was 1448 votes.Doherty celebrates with Cllr Jack Murray and Senator Pádraig Mac Lochlainn.Bernard McGuinness is getting closer to the final seat on 1,355, while Marie Duffy currently sits on 1,057.Elections 2019: Martin Farren and Albert Doherty elected on third count in north Inishowen was last modified: May 26th, 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

Iconic Drum magazine turns 60

first_imgRay Maota Thandie Klassen (middle) being greetedby jazz supremo Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse,receives the Timeless Beauty honourfrom musician Arthur Mafokate. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela, received the Drum Icon honour. (Images: Drum) MEDIA CONTACTS • Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa  Drum: Editor  +27 11 322 0877 RELATED ARTICLES • New Forbes Africa out in SA • Angolan beauty crowned Miss Universe • Remarkable SA women hailed • Peace Prize focus on women’s rightsThe world-famous South African magazine Drum, which gave early momentum to the African nationalist movement and produced renowned journalists and photographers, has turned 60 years old.The publication celebrated its coverage of six decades of South African history at a ceremony at Emperor’s Palace, east of Johannesburg, on 26 October 2011.Guests who attended the event included Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, former Bafana Bafana captain Lucas Radebe, and fashion designer and socialite Uyanda Mbuli.The celebrations honoured local legends who were and still are an integral part of the magazine. A glossy commemorative edition will hit the shelves at the end of November.Current Drum editor Makhosazana Zwane-Siguqa said: “Drum 60 will bring together all the elements that make this title one of the best in South Africa, highlighting not only important moments in the magazine and South Africa’s history, but also showcasing the characters behind Drum. It is a fusion of experience and experiences.”Zwane-Siguqa added that the new generation of writers have been well represented in the commemorative edition to show how they have been influenced and inspired by Drum‘s first team of legendary contributors, including Henry Nxumalo, Nat Nakasa, Ezekiel “Es’kia” Mphahlele, Can Themba and Mike Nicol.Featured work from the new Drum generation comes from author Zukiswa Wanner, poet and author Lebo Mashile, and singer and poet Simphiwe Dana.The Drum beatDrum was first published by Bob Crisp in Cape Town in March 1951, under the title African Drum.Sales were slow at first, so the magazine’s team moved to Johannesburg in September of the same year. Jim Bailey took over as publisher.Its editorial focus at that time included investigative pieces, crime and lifestyle stories, as well as fashion and music, with a strong jazz influence.Reflecting the spirit of the multicultural and racially mixed Sophiatown suburb in the early days of apartheid, the magazine’s cover regularly featured celebrated black South African women like musicians Dolly Rathebe and Miriam Makeba.Although the magazine opposed racism and apartheid policy, it didn’t publish inflammatory material that the then government would have reason to ban.‘Part of our legacy’The recent celebrations included a series of awards, titled Living Legend, Posthumous, Timeless Beauty, Rising Star, Ubuntu award, Couple to look up to, Behind the scenes, and Drum icon.The Living Legend category went to former Drum photographer Alf Khumalo, who is still active in the discipline today and showcases his work at his museum in Diepkloof, Soweto.Khumalo said: “I felt greatly honoured, I didn’t expect it, but I think it’s a wonderful reward.”Jazz musician Thandie Klassen was named the Timeless Beauty and the posthumous award was given to Rathebe, the magazine’s first pin-up model.Singer and actress Thembi Seete, who was a member of the now defunct kwaito group Boom Shaka, was given the Rising Star award – while poet and author Gcina Mhlophe took the Ubuntu award.Although not always being in the public eye, but having greatly impacted society, Mfundi Vundla won the Behind the scenes award. Vundla is the creator of local soapie Generations.The Couple to look up to award was given to music power couple Caiphus Semenya and Letta Mbuli, who have been married for 46 years.The Drum icon award went to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela, the ex-wife of former president Nelson Mandela.Zwane-Siguqa said: “Without them, there would be nothing to write in Drum. They are as much part of our rich history as are our journalists, our photographers and our legacy – it is in fact because of them that we have this legacy.”last_img read more