FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStockBY: ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from yesterday’s sports events: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION Final Phoenix 120 Philadelphia 111 Final Indiana 125 Atlanta 113 Final New York 121 Houston 99 Final Brooklyn 134 Golden State 117 Final Utah 112 Miami 94 —— NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUE Final Ottawa 2 Winnipeg 1 Final Vegas 3 San Jose 1 Final Montreal 2 Toronto 1 Final N-Y Islanders 4 Boston 2 Final Tampa Bay 6 Florida 1 Final Detroit 4 Nashville 2 Final OT Chicago 3 Columbus 2 Final OT St. Louis 5 Arizona 4 Final SO Carolina 4 Dallas 3 Final Vancouver 3 Calgary 1 Washington at Buffalo 1 p.m. (Postponed) New Jersey at Philadelphia 7 p.m. (Postponed) Minnesota at Los Angeles 10 p.m. (Postponed) —— TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL Final (1)Gonzaga 100 San Francisco 61 Final (4)Ohio St. 78 Indiana 59 Final (19)Creighton 86 (5)Villanova 70 Final (9)Virginia 60 North Carolina 48 Final Arkansas 86 (10)Missouri 81 Final (11)Alabama 115 Georgia 82 Final (12)Oklahoma 91 (14)West Virginia 90 Final (13)Texas 70 TCU 55 Final (15)Iowa 88 Michigan St. 58 Final LSU 78 (16)Tennessee 65 Final (17)Florida St. 92 Wake Forest 85 Final (20)Southern Cal 76 Washington St. 65 Final (22)Loyola of Chicago 81 Drake 54 Final (23)Oklahoma St. 67 Kansas St. 60 Final (25)Rutgers 64 Northwestern 50 (7)Texas Tech at (2)Baylor 2 p.m. (Postponed) Louisville at (18)Virginia Tech 12 p.m. (Postponed) (22)Loyola of Chicago at Indiana St. 6 p.m. (Canceled) Beau Lund Written by February 14, 2021 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 2/13/21
Trapattoni, Tardelli and their players flew out to Vienna on Sunday afternoon still hoping they can resurrect their World Cup dream. However, they did so with the nation having all but accepted that the green jerseys which added such colour to the Euro 2012 finals in Poland will not be seen in Brazil. Many of those who packed into the Aviva Stadium for the Sweden game made their feelings abundantly clear as the final whistle brought an end to a damaging 2-1 defeat. However, Tardelli said: “The team plays to win always – sometimes it happens, sometimes not. “The Irish fans must be very proud of this team because when this team is on the pitch, they try to do their best.” For their part, the management team has not given up hope and Tardelli was adamant that the players have not either. He said: “Why not? Why not? The players are very proud to play for the Irish team and we need to go to Austria and win. That’s normal for a good team and we are a good team. “I was a player many years ago and whether I played against Cameroon or against Brazil, I hoped always. It’s the same here. “I think it’s possible to win against Austria and we will do everything we can.” Ireland will have to perform significantly better than they did against the Swedes for all but the opening half-hour if they are to return with the points and an outside chance of snatching second place in Group C. Trapattoni will be forced to make at least one change – midfielder Glenn Whelan has been ruled out with a hamstring injury – but the prospect of an all-out assault seems remote. Asked if Ireland needed to adopt a more attacking approach at the Ernst Happel Stadion after failing to create a single chance of note in the second half against Sweden, Tardelli said: “More? “We played against Sweden with three strikers – (Jon) Walters, Robbie Keane and Shane Long – and (James) McClean is not a defensive player. “I think three strikers is enough for any team.” Press Association However, assistant manager Tardelli launched a staunch defence of a man who claimed in the aftermath of Friday night’s game that he and his coaches had done a “very, very great job”. He said: “One year ago, the people who are criticising Giovanni now were very happy with Giovanni. “Football is so. We haven’t a problem because we understand that our job has been very strong. For me, it is very positive.” Tardelli is hugely protective of a manager under whom he played at Juventus and often attends Trapattoni’s post-match press conferences, frequently interjecting over questions to which he objects. Asked if the tide of criticism which has engulfed his mentor in the last 48 hours angered him, he replied: “I played for many years and I have been a coach for many years and for me, everything now is nothing because I know our job, I know your job. “You need to ask very hard questions for the newspapers and for the TV. It’s normal, it’s life. No problem. “We came here nearly six years ago and now, we feel very well also for another two years. “But I don’t know if that will happen or not. The FAI (Football Association of Ireland) know what they will do.” The 74-year-old Italian woke on Sunday morning to newspaper headlines speculating over his successor – former Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill is the bookmakers’ favourite – in the wake of Friday night’s World Cup qualifier defeat by Sweden, which left Ireland’s hopes of making it to Brazil next summer hanging by a thread. Trapattoni’s current deal is due to expire at the end of the campaign and after a turbulent 11 months, there is little appetite to retain the services of a man whose methods and dwindling results have attracted vociferous criticism. Marco Tardelli has insisted Giovanni Trapattoni would happily extend his stay as Ireland boss if given the opportunity.
The Premier League club have until 27 February to respond to the charge.A West Ham spokesman said: “We would like to make it clear that the breach is a club administrative matter and does not concern any of our players.”“The breach relates to administrative oversights on the FA’s whereabouts system, for example a player’s address had been registered and the house number digits transposed, and the club will be responding to the FA in due course.”West Ham have been charged in relation to regulation 14 (d) of the FA’s anti-doping rules, which state that for it to be a breach, “information contained in such reports is either initially inaccurate or has not been updated by the club”.The exact details of the misconduct have not yet been made clear.-By BBC Sport-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000West Ham have been charged by the FA for misconduct in relation to anti-doping regulations. Photo/COURTESYLONDON, United Kingdom, Feb 20 – West Ham have been charged by the Football Association in relation to anti-doping regulations.“It is alleged the club failed to ensure ‘club whereabouts’ information was accurate on three occasions within 12 months,” the FA said.
17 July 2012The town of Worcester in the Western Cape is to become home to a new sculpture of South Africa’s former president Nelson Mandela. The sculpture, the world’s fifth of the anti-apartheid activist, will be unveiled on his birthday on 18 July.Although Mandela has retired from public life – he made his last public appearance at the final match of the 2010 Fifa World Cup in Johannesburg – art such as this sculpture offers the public an opportunity to connect with the iconic freedom fighter.Well known resident artist Lorna Reade was responsible for creating the statue that will be placed in the town’s garden of remembrance on Church Square.“It was an honour to do this for Worcester,’ Reade says.Creating visual memoriesThe sculpture, created to celebrate Mandela’s life and 94th birthday, is an important addition to the town’s cultural, political and social history.“Many people in Worcester have a personal connection with Mandela,’ she says. A long-time friend, Bibi, frequently visits Mandela and another resident, Jan Moolman, remembers him from the time when he worked as a skipper who shipped prisoners to Robben Island.“It was lovely meeting all these people,’ Reade says.She says that artists have an important responsibility to capture the legacy of Nelson Mandela through various forms of art.“Artists have the privilege of creating visuals of Mandela that people will remember. They make him accessible to everybody.’A community initiativeThe Mandela statue project came about when a member of the community approached the Breede Valley Municipality, the Worcester Business Forum and Reade as the artist.According to Reade, one of the first ideas was to create a torso, but then they decided that a statue would be a more fitting tribute.The municipality also came on board, giving its written consent and support for the project.The Breede Valley Municipality donated R100 000 (US$12 200) towards the completion of the statue. “This was a generous donation because it wasn’t budgeted for,’ she says.“We then decided to make it a community project and get everyone in Worcester involved,’ she says.Pledge forms were distributed to residents, businesses and even schools were approached to make small donations. In doing this, the community could make the project their own.An informal Mr MandelaThe 1.8-metre statue, which will stand three metres tall once it is mounted on a base, consists of a metal armature framing, covered with clay. The final stage of completion will be the bronzing of the statue and should be ready by mid-July.“The statue is of an informal Mr Mandela,’ Reade says. He will be holding a walking stick in his hand and will have an expression of compassion on his face.Reade wasn’t commissioned to do the sculpture, for her it was a labour of love. When the artist took on the job, she used numerous photos to ensure that her portrayal of Mandela is accurate.Since starting work on the statue in May 2012, she found herself spending many hours on a ladder, or lying on the floor on a cushion, delicately fashioning every detail.She explains that because the sculpture is so big, people will spend a lot of time looking up at it. This means that every detail that can be viewed from below, from the shape of his hands and fingernails to the folds and fit of his shirt, has to be perfect.“I spent many hours on my back working on the area under his hand where he grips his walking stick,’ she says. “I developed quite a bond with the sculpture.’She says that one of the benefits of starting on the sculpture in May was the weather. “Starting in May meant that the heat in Worcester had gone,’ she explains. “This was good because the clay was easier to work with and didn’t dry out so quickly.’A time capsule for future generationsThe names of all the children involved in the project will be written on a scroll and placed in a stainless steel time capsule, which will be built into the base of the sculpture.“Children from schools in Worcester have been invited to draw pictures, poems or write letters to Mandela that will be preserved in the capsule,’ she says. It will also contain messages from residents.She says the initial idea was to open the capsule in 100 years’ time, but discussions are still underway as to the exact number of years, which might be closer to 50.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.
Mandise Skele creates a copper and silver bracelet as part of Mintek’s Kgabane jewellery training programme, which focuses on the manufacture of jewellery in South Africa using indigenous skills and traditional designs. (Image: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more free images, visit the image library.) German Pikhoya, the CEO of Russian gold producer Polyus, has great respect for the South African mining industry. (Image: Janine Erasmus) MEDIA CONTACTS • Brand South Africa +27 11 483 0122 RELATED ARTICLES • Brics summit in the spotlight • South Africa at 2011 BRICS summit • Zuma: shared prosperity for all • Brics journos get to know SA Janine ErasmusBeneficiation was not an obstacle in Africa, but rather an opportunity, Bridgette Radebe, chair of the South African Mining Development Association, told delegates at the fifth BRICS summit at Durban’s International Convention Centre on Tuesday.Radebe said Africa was missing an opportunity when it exported minerals to other countries without first creating a finished product. “South Africa is a mining leader in terms of the life of mines as well as production but we are missing an opportunity to add value to our operations.”Top-level delegations from all five BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are in Durban for the summit to talk about co-operation, development and economic growth. South Africa has been a BRICS member since 2010. World’s richestSouth Africa holds an estimated US$2.5-trillion (R23-trillion) of mineral resources, making it the world’s richest country in this regard, according to a 2010 report commissioned by US banking group Citigroup.The country also has the world’s largest reported reserves of gold, platinum group metals, chrome ore and manganese ore, and the second-largest reserves of zirconium, vanadium and titanium.Despite these assets, South Africa – along with other African countries – lags in mineral beneficiation, exporting its minerals as unprocessed ore rather than higher-value finished products.“Many countries that are resource-rich seek to improve their revenue through taxation. They should consider that beneficiation may be a more effective option,” said Abiel Mngomezulu, the chief executive and president of Johannesburg-based mineral processing company Mintek, and moderator of the panel discussion on beneficiation.According to Deloitte, the gross revenue from sales of all minerals in South Africa for the 2010 financial year amounted to $24.5-billion (R227-billion). But only $9-billion (R86-billion) was generated from processing base metals, precious metals and other minerals. Job creationSouth Africa’s government has named beneficiation as a priority for job creation and economic growth. In 2011 it released a strategy that identified policies, legislation and incentives that could be put in place to grow the industry and give the country a greater competitive edge. Beneficiation is one of six focus areas in the New Growth Path, which aims to create five-million new jobs by 2020.Beneficiation lends itself to helping countries move ahead through job creation, technology advancement, skills transfer, and research and development, Sipho Nkosi, the chief executive of JSE-listed mining group Exxaro, said.“Under colonialism or imperialism, BRICS nations were not viewed as countries that should industrialise – instead the powers took what commodities they could and shipped them home. Now the world realises that we have to develop our own industries.”To successfully meet the challenge of building a beneficiation industry, he said South Africa needed to invest in resources – capital, power, infrastructure, skills and education. South-South co-operationCo-operation between BRICS countries could help this along. “Investment in Africa is one of our top priorities, and South-South co-operation will improve the African economy,” said Jiang Huicheng, the president of China’s First Investment Holding Group.Jiang said investment in mining would have the added effect of boosting crucial infrastructure such as rail networks. “We strongly support local industry,” he said.Jiang dismissed rumours that China planned to strip Africa of its mineral resources. “Our long-term target is to help African countries and also give small and medium enterprises a hand, and we are committed to this. We have been investing in Africa for over a decade.”China’s African investment was around $15-billion (R139-billion) in 2011, he said. In 2010, the country had more than 10 projects with an investment of more than $100-million (R926-million).Jiang cautioned that the environment for this kind of investment in Africa was not yet optimal. “Governments must show support for the mineral industry to attract more foreign investment.” Available incentivesThe South African government has singled out 10 minerals which it believes have the greatest potential for value through beneficiation: chromium, manganese, coal and uranium, nickel, diamonds, platinum, gold, titanium, iron ore and vanadium.There are five value chains associated with these commodities, namely:• Energy commodities (coal, uranium and thorium)• Iron and steel (iron ore, chromium and manganese)• Pigment and titanium production (titanium and vanadium)• Autocatalytic converters and diesel particulate filters (platinum)• Jewellery fabrication (diamonds, gold and platinum)Radebe said there are tremendous opportunities in hydrogen fuel cell production.“This is part of the green revolution, and the future of energy supply,” she said. “The energy production process is silent, combustion-free and better for the environment. There are implications for residential, automotive and other sectors, and we expect that by 2015 the technology will be commercialised.”Radebe, who is founder of Mmakau Mining, said there were a range of government-driven incentives available to beneficiation companies and to both greenfield and brownfield initiatives. Incentives and benefits included tax reductions, the development of transport corridors and special economic zones, as well as training allowances.The Department of Science and Technology also offered incentives for research and development, she said. Mining’s superpowerOther countries are quick to tap into South African mining expertise.“Many of our recent improvements have been led by people with a South African background,” said German Pikhoya, the chief executive of Russia’s Polyus, one of the world’s biggest gold producers with the third-biggest reserves on earth.The company’s chief operating officer is James Nieuwenhuys, who learned his trade at the Gencor Pomfret Mine and then De Beers, where he was project engineer for the development of the Venetia open-pit diamond mine in Limpopo.“His input helped us to increase our gold output,” said Pikhoya, “and it has been so positive that we will probably internationalise our team even more.”Polyus is also co-operating with Mintek, he said. “We view South Africa as a mining superpower.”
zoom As part of its CAD 1.5 billion Oceans Protection Plan, Canada has unveiled a total investment of over CAD 175 million (USD 140 million) in seven measures to help protect Arctic waters.According to the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, the measures include CAD 94.3 million over five years to support safer, and more efficient Arctic resupply operations through the Federal Investments in Safety Equipment and Basic Marine Infrastructure in Northern Communities Initiative.Additionally, the government will enhance partnerships with Indigenous communities and Arctic stakeholders to establish Low Impact Shipping Corridors. The shipping routes established through these initiatives will provide the infrastructure, navigational support and emergency response services needed for safer marine navigation, while respecting the environment and local ecology and cultures.Of the amount, CAD 29.9 million is designated for the construction of a new Arctic National Aerial Surveillance Program Complex in Iqaluit, Nunavut, to further improve spill prevention. This investment will enhance Transport Canada’s National Aerial Surveillance Program Arctic operations to keep a watchful eye over the growing number of ships operating in Canada’s Arctic waters.Furthermore, CAD 21 million would be invested over five years for Transport Canada’s Marine Training Contribution Fund, to enhance and expand marine training and opportunities to underrepresented groups.Other investments include CAD 16.89 million over five years to establish Transport Canada’s Office of Incident Management, which will modernize and standardize the department’s incident response processes, as well as CAD 13.4 million to expand Transport Canada’s Community Participation Funding Program.The government will also continue the expansion of the Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary in the Arctic to bolster its collective ability to respond to maritime all-hazard incidents in the future.“The measures we are announcing today will protect Canada’s Arctic coast and water for future generations and continue to provide critical jobs and employment,” Garneau said.“Our government is proud to be implementing the Oceans Protection Plan, a historic, $1.5-billion investment to help keep our oceans safe and clean,” the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, added.
The Big 3 was on top in 2008.If coach Doc Rivers had his way, the Boston Celtics’ Hall of Fame trio of Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Ray Allen would have another go at it. But Rivers likely will not get his way, now that the NBA model for success morphed into a collection of youth and speed.Boston’s Big 3 had talent and heart, but the years of wear and tear slowed them down. It was never more obvious than in Game 7 Saturday, when the Celtics seemed almost transfixed to the floor in the fourth quarter as Miami’s younger, energetic Big 3 of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh led an 18-4 run that decided the Eastern Conference championship.With Allen and Garnet, both 36, as free agents – and the fact that the currently constructed group did not get it done this year – it is likely general manager Danny Ainge will try to get younger and faster. But that does not take away what Pierce, Allen and Garnett accomplished.How is 327 wins, two conference championships and the 2008 NBA title? It is so good that Miami found it necessary to assemble its own Big 3, although it was achieved in a way that made critics surface. Ainge drafted Pierce out of Kansas and made trades to acquire Garnett and Allen. Bosh and James were recruited to join Wade as free agents.In any case, losing 101-88 Saturday might have been the Celtics’ trio final game together.“I wish we could have had healthy runs,” Rivers said. “I don’t know. Because of, really, Kevin’s injuries, I don’t know if we could have gotten any more out of the group. I would have loved to have seen this team if this whole stretch was injury-free. . . They deserved it with their will.”In a move he hopefully will regret, Garnett left the American Airlines Arena floor before the final buzzer, did not congratulate the Heat players or staff and departed the locker room before media arrived. Allen did the opposite and was even emotional about the team’s future.“Up to this point we’ve fought hard to keep it together,” said Allen, the NBA’s all-time three-point shooter. “Now, there are so many emotions. This one hit me hard. We wanted it so bad.”Said Rivers: “I just want to stick with this group for a little longer, whether it’s a couple days, a couple months.”But Allen faces offseason ankle surgery and Garnett’s body has been wrecked over so many years of playing so hard. The Celtics have point guard Rajon Rondo for the next three years under contract; he has emerged as a premier floor leader in the league. Forward Brandon Bass played strong in the playoffs and has an option to opt out of his contract. Role players such as Mickael Pietrus and Keyon Dooling may be gone, too.If this is the end for Boston’s Big 3, it leaves behind a legacy of toughness and grit and will. And winning. Lots of winning.