Bubba 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 recovery 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 award
13 April 2006The Gauteng government is to launch onsite construction contact centres, designed to improve delivery of services to small businesses in the construction industry, in 12 districts throughout the province.Speaking at the launch of Gauteng’s second construction contact centre (CCC) at the Funda Community Centre in Diepkloof, Soweto on Monday, Gauteng Public Transport, Roads and Works MEC Ignatius Jacobs encouraged “all those in the construction industry to use the services that will be offered by our CCC staff, whether technical or financial.”The province’s first onsite construction contact centre was launched in downtown Johannesburg in March.Jacobs said the provincial government would, through the CCC concept, provide access to finance and credit, work opportunities, information and advice, skills development, and opportunities for business facilitation between established construction industry players and upcoming entrepreneurs.“This pertains to better access to local labour, enabling us to collectively address unemployment, so as to ensure ownership of the CCCs and local job creation,” Jacobs said.The centres aim to provide one-stop shops for emerging contractors and professional service providers to access both financial and technical support.Skills development will also be provided for, so as to build the capacity of small enterprises and facilitate their further involvement in development processes.“I hope that not only will you find the services offered to be useful and empowering, but that you in turn will voice your requirements so that the CCC can evolve with you,” Jacobs said.The centres will be linked across Gauteng, each offering a full range of assessment, advisory, certification, registration, training, financial, administration, communication and networking services from level 1 to 4 SMME contractors, to enable them to become registered entities as well as to attain further statutory registrations.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
President Jacob Zuma. (Image: The Presidency)South African President Jacob Zuma was the keynote speaker at the South African National Editors Forum’s Nat Nakasa Award dinner and annual general meeting, held on 27 June under the theme “Journalism – the next 10 years”. This is an excerpt from his speech.Compatriots, we meet during an important month in our history. As we mark Youth Day each year, we are reminded of the fateful events of that day by the powerful picture of the young Hector Peterson, taken by photographer Sam Nzima. That picture was relayed by the media throughout the world and illustrated the brutality of the apartheid system to millions of people across the globe. That one image did much to stir the peoples of the world into action to campaign for the end of apartheid.It is but one example of the role that a few brave journalists played in exposing injustice and bringing about democratic change in our country.Today, we look to these journalists, and to the media in general, as a vital partner in strengthening our democracy and promoting the rights for which our people fought.These rights include freedom of expression, which is not merely about protecting citizens from state censorship. It is also about ensuring that citizens have the means to exercise this right. The media is an important vehicle through which citizens should be able to freely express themselves. South Africans also express themselves through the ballot box, public meetings, strikes, pickets and protests.They express themselves in shebeens and social clubs. But it is in the media that people have an opportunity to reach a mass audience, and in which they have an opportunity to enter into public debate. This evening you are celebrating the struggle of Nat Nakasa, and many other courageous journalists like him, against a political system that sought to silence them.It was not only a struggle against censorship. It was also a struggle to give a voice to ordinary South Africans to depict their lives as they truly were; to allow their concerns and views to receive free expression. The award also celebrates the integrity and quality of the journalism of Nat Nakasa.It holds up the work of Nat Nakasa as an example of good journalism, something to which all journalists should aspire. Therefore, the Nat Nakasa Award reminds us that we don’t just need a free media. We want and need a quality media.As a country we need journalists who are dedicated to their craft and to their audience.We seek reporting that is credible and honest and informative. We seek comment and analysis that challenges us and provides fresh insight into our world and the challenges we face. This is a challenge that is seemingly difficult in an ever-changing world, and in an industry that is undergoing major changes.Media institutions and journalists throughout the world today face a different set of challenges from those that Nat Nakasa faced.Commercial pressures and the rapid shift to new technologies are placing traditional forms of media particularly print media under great strain. You have the challenge of how to get the youth to read newspapers, when they want to sit in front of their laptops and surf the internet. The effects on the South African media may not directly mirror what is happening in the developed world, but there are changes taking place nevertheless.The current economic downturn has placed an even greater strain on the media.How to provide quality coverage in the context of declining profit margins is a challenge for journalists everywhere. Already, the quality and credibility of journalism is undermined by commercial imperatives.The media are commercial enterprises that must make money and be profitable to survive. This means that there is a risk of the dictatorship of advertising.These changes are not necessarily bad, though they may pose challenges to traditional media.The media industry in South Africa has its own particular challenges, not least of which is the ongoing challenge of transformation. A lot has been achieved in the last 15 years in changing the composition of newsrooms for example. But there is clearly more that needs to be done.The decision by some journalists to resurrect the Black Journalists’ Forum angered some, but it probably suggests that there are still issues of transformation with which the media needs to grapple. As you would be aware, the media is one institution that is extremely sensitive to criticism, perhaps because practitioners spend their lives criticizing other people!We do not only need to look at the composition of newsrooms, and ensure that they represent the diversity of South African society. We also need to look at the content of newsrooms, to ensure that they represent the diversity of views and interests in our society. We must also acknowledge that a lot more needs to be done to improve the representation of women at all levels within the media.We must address gender transformation in both staffing, management as well as in the portrayal of women in the media. We maintain a keen interest in the media because a vibrant media is a cornerstone of any democracy.In our country this is especially significant as the media has an important role to play to keep our people, especially the poor, informed of their rights and responsibilities. Many media institutions already perform this function, and help many citizens who are battling to obtain assistance from those in authority.Ladies and gentlemen, like many people in our country, we are deeply concerned about the public broadcaster. We are encouraged that Parliament has undertaken to fulfil its responsibilities in ensuring that the problems within the SABC are comprehensively addressed. We will play our role and will act quickly when called upon to do so, to take the process forward, once Parliament concludes its processes.We must acknowledge that in the midst of the challenges facing the public broadcaster, there is still a sizable group of journalists within the institution who undertake their daily work with diligence and integrity.We commend them for doing everything they can to keep South African citizens informed, under difficult professional conditions.We must emphasise that the public broadcaster is not, and should not be, the mouthpiece of government. It should serve the public interest by providing accurate, credible and comprehensive coverage of events in South Africa and abroad.Ladies and gentlemen, Nat Nakasa played a key role in shaping society.We urge the media to keep alive the legacy of Nat Nakasa and many other outstanding journalists who dedicated their lives to using their skills to make ours a great country.We also need to join hands to defend the independence of the media and freedom of expression which we all fought so hard to attain. It is important to always remind ourselves about this because it is part of the elements that form the cornerstone of a democratic society.We humbly invite the media in this country to join us in building a united South Africa; a South Africa that is recognised for its achievements, a country united in its diversity and one that remains alive with possibility.Useful linksSouth African National Editors ForumThe Presidency of South Africa
21 August 2013Photo: Condé Nast TravelerSome of the best city views happen above the city, says luxury travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler – and we think this aerial photograph of the City of Cape Town proves them right, don’t you?See Condé Naste Traveler’s slideshow for more stunning photographs of cities around the world.