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first_imgOAKLAND – Before, Warriors fans wondered if Kevin Durant would return next season. Now, they are wondering if he has already played his last game with the Dubs.Durant will not play against the Toronto Raptors in Game 4 of the NBA Finals on Friday at Oracle Arena, marking the ninth consecutive game he will have missed because of a strained right calf. In related news, Warriors fans have asked in our latest mailbag what’s the latest on KD’s progress.First things first for those new to the …last_img read more

first_imgMarcus Semien took the batter’s box with two outs and a runner in scoring position in the bottom of the ninth — his American League-leading 17-game hitting streak on the line.There would be no late-inning walk-off glow this time; Semien grounded out, ending his hitting streak and the A’s four-game winning streak to cap a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday night. It was an ending in keeping with the mood of the day following Frankie Montas’ 80-game PED suspension.Here are three takeaways …last_img read more

first_imgClick here if you’re unable to view the photo gallery on your mobile device.​ANAHEIM — Even before he went out and delivered the most productive game of his major-league career, Matt Chapman was well into the most memorable day of his life.On the same day Chapman learned he had been selected to his first All-Star team, the third-year third baseman drove in a career-high six runs with a double, triple and home run to lead the A’s to a 12-3 win against the Los Angeles Angels on Sunday.“Probably …last_img read more

first_img3 March 2004The Chief Electoral Officer of the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC), Pansy Tlakula, has certified the National Common Voters’ Roll to be used in the 2004 national and provincial elections on 14 April.South Africans participated in various door-to-door and other special registration projects, as well as the two voter registration weekends of 8 and 9 November 2003 and 24 and 25 January 2004, in order to register as voters.The Voters’ Roll has 20 674 926 voters who are entitled to participate in the election.More than 4 million voters will be able to participate in their first national and provincial election on 14 April. Since the end of 1998, just over 1.5 million registered voters have died, bringing the net gain compared to the 1999 Voters’ Roll to about 2.5 million voters.The country’s two previous elections have been characterised by a high voter turnout, in contrast to worldwide trends of voter apathy. About 86.6% of the country’s voting population turned out in 1994, while 89.3% voted in 1999.The Electoral Act allows prisoners to vote, provided the courts gave them the option of paying a fine instead of serving a jail sentence. On 2 March, however, the Constitutional Court ruled that all prisoners be allowed to vote. All prisoners can vote, Court rules Profile of South Africa’s votersGender – in all age categories, women outnumber men in the registration figures. 54.8% of the total number of registered voters are women.Age – 17% of eligible voters are between the ages of 18 to 25 years and 44% are younger than 35 years. (Only people who are 18 years or older at the time of the elections are eligible to vote.)Rural-urban – Rural-based voters constitute 7 334 304 (35.5%) of registered voters, as opposed to 13 340 622 (64.5%) who are urban-based.Special votesSection 33 of the Electoral Act provides for special votes for persons who cannot get to the voting stations on voting day as a result of:Physical infirmity, disability and pregnancy;Absence on government service abroad;Being an election official on election day;Being a member of the security services performing election duty;South Africans temporarily aboard.Physically infirm, disabled and pregnant voters may apply for a special vote either with the Municipal Electoral Officer (before 8 April) or at the Office of the Presiding Officer (on 12 April) in the voting district in which they are registered.These people will be visited by IEC officials at the place they indicated on their application form on 12 and 13 April.Election officials and security force members will apply and cast their vote at the Office of the Presiding Officer of their voting district on 12 and 13 April.Persons who are absent on government service abroad, as well as South Africans who are temporarily absent from the country, (and who notified the Chief Electoral Officer by 26 February) will apply and vote at foreign missions on 7 April.By 23 February, 647 eligible voters had notified the Chief Electoral Officer of their intention to cast special votes.SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

first_imgA África do Sul gaba-se de ter das praias mais bonitas do mundo. Da costa inexplorada de Cape Vidal, em KwaZulu-Natal, ate a famosa Wild Coast no Cabo Oriental, da colonia de pinguins de Boulders Beach a ensolarada Camps Bay no Cabo Ocidental. quando se fala de praias, o triunfo e nosso, nao ha hipotese.As nossas praias sao muito mais do que um paraiso para os amantes de praia e do surf. Ha tanto para ver e fazer ao longo de toda esta costa espectacular, incluindo uma serie de excursoes fantasticas de varios dias. Eis um rapido resumo de algumas das melhores praias da África do Sul.Cabo OrientalKwaZulu-NatalCabo Ocidental: Peninsula do CaboCabo Ocidental: Rota dos JardinsCABO ORIENTALO Cabo Oriental tem algumas das melhores praias. Port Elizabeth e East London sao bons para a pratica de surf e a Wild Coast e famosa pelas suas paisagens escarpadas, mares furiosos e praias extravagantemente belas.Port St Johns, Costa SelvagemUma parte da costa muito bonita, ainda nao muito desenvolvida e tropical, com hipoteses excelentes para nadar e deixar-se ondular pelas ondas da lagoa.Port ElizabethAs agradaveis praias de Port Elizabeth, protegidas pelas curvas suaves da Algoa Bay, permitem nadar e fazer surf em segurança. A Kings Beach e uma das predilectas e a Humewood Beach e frequentemente Bandeira Azul. Tambem ha um parque de serpentes por ali perto e golfinhos no oceanario.East LondonA tranquila cidade de East London tem uma prospera cultura de praia, com dunas de areia, rochas e oceano. A Orient Beach e boa para nadar e as rochas negras da Eastern Beach sao optimas para fazer fotografia e explorar. Ou pode dar longos passeios pela Nahoon Beach ou pela Gonubie Beach.KWAZULU-NATALA costa de KwaZulu-Natal tem um clima excelente todo o ano e maravilhosas praias – por vezes com demasiada gente – quer a norte quer a sul. A meio, toda a cidade de Durban e de facto um sistema de suporte para todas as praias em volta!Cape Vidal, Parque iSimangaliso WetlandsUma das melhores praias do pais, com longos areais de areia branca. Os visitantes podem explorar as inumeras poças de agua nas rochas que existem por toda a praia e observar baleias jubarte em Outubro.Umhlanga RocksA norte de Durban, as praias de Umhlanga ficam cheias de vida quando terminam as aulas e sao uma festa para toda a familia. Pode-se nadar no mar, fazer surf, boogie boarding, andar pelas poças de agua do mar transparente e quente nas rochas.South Beach, DurbanParte da mundialmente famosa Golden Mile de Durban, South Beach e ideal para nadar e surfar. E ha muitas outras coisas que pode fazer: os vendedores ambulantes vendem trabalhos de contas Zulu, cestos, peças em madeira e artesanato, enquanto os homens que puxam os rickshas se ocupam do seu negocio. E no final do Golden Mile, espraiando-se ao longo de 15 hectares na linha da costa, fica o Mundo Marinho uShaka, o maior parque tematico marinho de África.Margate, Costa SulA capital da diversao da Costa dos Hibiscos de KwaZulu-Natal, com verdadeiras multidoes de gente, sobretudo jovens, nas ferias de verao.CABO OCIDENTAL: PENÍNSULA DO CABONa Cidade do Cabo, experimente ir a Clifton, uma das zonas mais na moda. Em Sandy Bay, a nossa praia nao oficial de nudismo, para transar-o-corpo sem preocupaçoes; e Long Beach para andar a pe. E para nadar com pinguins por perto nao ha como ir a The Boulders.Camps BayA replica de St Tropez no Cabo Oriental. É muito popular, com gente bonita vinda de todo o mundo, paisagens espectaculares de Lion’s Head e dos Doze Apostolos. O por-do-sol em Camps Bay e inesquecivel e se entretanto se fartou de areia e de surf, va a um dos restaurantes e bares para uma boa refeiçao.CliftonEste e o “passeio dos milionarios” do Cabo. As revistas de moda e os homens do cinema chamam-lhe o cenario perfeito. Clifton e o local de eleiçao dos modelos e estrelas de cinema internacionais – e os locais adoram, claro.BlougergstrandBloubergstrand – Blouberg Beach – oferece paisagens espectaculares da Table Mountain na Cidade do Cabo e da Ilha Robben, onde Nelson Mandela esteve encarcerado mais de 20 anos. Ha muitos bons restaurantes com terraços e esplanadas para um snack rapido ou longos almoços de preguiça.Boulders BeachBoulders Beach, que pertence ao Parque Nacional de Table Mountain, e um paraiso para os pinguins jackass, tambem conhecidos por pinguins dos pes negros ou pinguins africanos. A pequena quantia que se paga para entrar basta para manter a reserva. Alem dos pinguins, os enormes rochedos graniticos contribuem para o cenario sensacional e e um sitio optimo para nadar.HermanusA cidade adormecida de Hermanus e conhecida como o melhor ponto de observaçao de baleias em terra firme do mundo. A cidade tem um festival anual chamado o Festival da Baleia, para celebrar a migraçao de primavera das baleias franco austrais. Grotto Beach ganhou reconhecimento internacional por ser uma praia selvagem e inexplorada, com excelentes instalaçoes.MuizenbergSituada na costa do Oceano Índico, a agua de Muizenberg e mais quente do que a do lado do Oceano Atlantico na peninsula do Cabo, sendo mais procurada pelos banhistas e uma praia optima para levar a familia. É tambem um sitio ideal para um piquenique relaxante na praia, mas se preferir va a um dos restaurantes comer um marisco acabado de pescar.CABO OCIDENTAL: ROTA DOS JARDINSA Rota dos Jardins do Cabo Ocidental e conhecida pela sua beleza cenica natural, com florestas verdejantes e praias espectaculares.NoetzieMesmo a saida de Knysna encontrara a pequena cidade de Noetzie, famosa pelos seus tres castelos romanticos sobre a praia. Nao muito longe dali vera as areais virgens de Buffels Bay – definitivamente a merecer a sua visita.Plettenberg BayUm dos sitios de ferias mais concorridos da África do Sul, Plettenberg Bay acolhe duas praias incriveis, Robberg e Lookout. Em Robberg pode observar as baleias e em Lookout tem uma vista formidavel das montanhas Outeniqua e um por-do-sol espectacular sobre o mar.Reporter infoSA, incorporando material de Turismo Sul Africanolast_img read more

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first_imgShe also led UST to the silver medal in the indoor volleyball tournament wherein she was also named the MVP.“I’m really blessed because I didn’t expect that this would go my way,” said Rondina who placed fifth in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Manila Open 1-star in 2018.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsLacuna, meanwhile, won his second Athlete of the Year plum and duplicated his achievement from 2016 when he shared the accolade with the late great Ian Lariba of De La Salle’s table tennis team, Ateneo women’s volleyball team’s Alyssa Valdez, and Adamson softball’s Queeny Sabobo.FILE – Jessie Khing Lacuna of the Philippines (C) competes in the men’s 400m freestyle final at the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) in Singapore on June 11, 2015. AFP PHOTO / SAJJAD HUSSAIN (Photo by SAJJAD HUSSAIN / AFP)Ateneo also swept the Athlete of the Year recognitions in the high school division with basketball sensation Kai Sotto and swimmer Philip Joaquin Santos emerging as the winners DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—University of Santo Tomas’ Cherry Rondina and Ateneo’s Jessie Khing Lacuna won the league’s top individual honors after being named the Athletes of the Year for Season 81 during its closing ceremonies Tuesday at Mall of Asia Arena.Rondina was phenomenal for UST after leading the Golden Tigresses to their third straight beach volleyball crown, and fifth overall, in the Season 81 tournament wherein she and partner Babylove Barbon swept the competition leading to her fourth MVP in the sport.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PBA: Even without Stanely Pringle, NorthPort dominates Alaska Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. The UAAP also honored the athlete-scholars who had great achievements not only in the sport but also in the academic field.Adamson University’s Jed Colonia, Ateneo’s Reagan Gavino, De La Salle’s Jem Arribas, Far Eastern University’s Josefa Ligmayo, National University’s Jack Danielle Animam, University of the East’s Allaine Cortey, University of Santo Tomas’ Mae Bernal, and University of the Philippines’ Nikki Oliva were honored as the top athlete-scholars of the eight schools. ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

first_imgIt was utter chaos at Hell in a Cell as the Universal Championship match ended in a no contest after Brock Lesnar made his presence felt on Sunday at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas.In the last match of the night, the Universal champion Roman Reigns and the challenger Braun Strowman were going all guns blazing at each other before all hell unfolded.As the duo went hammer and tongs against each other inside the ring, Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, Drew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler had their fair share of fight outside the structure and even over it.And as the match reached its business end, Lesnar’s music hit and the crowd went haywire. Lesnar and Paul Heyman slowly made their way towards the ring before Lesnar kicked the door open to make his way into the ring and attack the duo.Heyman sprayed pepper spray into Foley’s eyes and Lesnar took full advantage of the situation and viciously attacked both the wrestlers. He hit Strowman and Reigns with consecutive F5s and a new official entered the four-square and requested the time-keeper to ring the bell and declare it as a no contest as none could continue after Lesnar’s assault.Other results:AJ Styles defeated Samoa Joe to retain WWE World Heavyweight ChampionshipBecky Lynch defeated Charlotte Flair to become new SmackDown Women’s ChampionshipDrew McIntyre and Dolph Ziggler defeated Dean Ambrose and Seth Rollins to retain the Raw Tag Team ChampionshipRandy Orton defeated Jeff Hardy in Hell in a Cell matchadvertisementThe Miz and Maryse defeated Daniel Bryan and Brie Bellalast_img read more

first_imgTottenham boss Pochettino expects a hammering from Cardiffby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino has warned his players to expect a battering against Cardiff City.Pochettino admits his men now need to brace themselves for a bruising ­encounter in South Wales.“It’s a tough place to play,” said the Argentinean. “It’s going to be difficult.“Cardiff’s physicality makes them a very dangerous team and a very ­difficult one to play against. They have some talented players, too.“Cardiff won against Leicester [on Saturday] — after Leicester had two amazing victories against Chelsea and Manchester City. They lost, at home, to Cardiff. And Cardiff are going to have all the confidence. It’s going to be a tough game.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say BVB chief Zorc: We know Man Utd target Sancho not here in five yearsby Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBorussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc accepts they’re on borrowed time regarding Jadon Sancho.The England international is being linked with Manchester United and former club Manchester City.Zorc told Kicker: “Of course, the absolute big clubs are not blind.”You do not have to be a prophet to say that Jadon will certainly not be here for another five years. “But he knows very well that he has taken this positive development at Borussia Dortmund. I doubt that would have been possible with top English clubs. We trust the players very early, are not afraid to let them play. He acknowledges that.” last_img read more