Work in progress of skater Dlamini Dlamini, by Skubalisto. (Image and Video: Redbull Amaphiko)Skubalisto produces art in and around the Cape Town township of Langa, whose work has attracted the eye of a renowned photographer.During a Redbull Amaphiko street art sidestream in Langa, his work was noticed by Martha Cooper, one of the first photographers to document New York’s graffiti scene. During the sidestream, a public art activation showing members of the public and other artists what artists were doing in the area, Cooper gave a talk about her forthcoming exhibition on informal recyclers. It was completed in tandem with Brazilian artivist, Mundano.“I loved Skubalisto’s work,” Cooper told Redbull Amaphiko, which describes itself as a “collaborative platform for social entrepreneurs”. “His painting style was fresh and unlaboured but his portraits were serious portrayals of people admired within the community where he was working. I felt his work deserved attention worldwide.”Skubalisto has been painting in the streets of Langa for years and always looks at what will motivate.“Before we paint, we think ‘what should we paint? What will motivate people?’ We’ve gone from murals of the kids we see around on the street to people from Kwa-Langa who are doing something – inspiring figures,” he said. “Themba Bavuma just made the South African team so we figured we’d shine some light on that and inspire young cricketers to keep pushing.”He has also painted a mural of the late musician Brenda Fassie, who hailed from Langa.“I recently painted a mural of Brenda Fassie. It was during her birthday week so I painted a big mural of her with Mundano. We did that on the house of some awesome family who were accommodating enough to let us paint on their walls without showing them what we were going to paint.”IMPACT ON COMMUNITYSkubalisto believes art has a very positive impact on the community. “It brings pride to an area and makes people realise they have something to be proud of,” he said. “If you paint in an area that’s used as dumping site, people’s attention is brought to that area so instead of being a dump site, people start beautifying it.“There’s a spot Gugulethu where I painted murals and tried to do a little garden type thing. It was average. I came back a month later and people (had) put a bench there, they (had) planted trees. It’s a positive domino effect of art that I’ve been seeing.”WHAT IS NEXT?Skubalisto has major plans, which include some inspiring ideas around Langa.“I’m working on some illustrations for a book by the NDP and painting walls like crazy with my brothers from The Crate Collective. I’m also working on some one-off furniture and functional art pieces with Sisonke. We’re also getting ready to open our café/gallery in Langa so we’re building most of the furniture in-house,” he said.PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
Updated at 4:45 PM PST with a response from Google.Google has reportedly sent a letter to a high-profile Caribbean investigative website called The TCI Journal saying it will supply the IP addresses used to access the Journal’s primary GMail account unless the Journal supplies a legal counter-motion within the next two weeks. A libel suit filed against the Journal in Santa Clara, California Superior Court concerns its reporting of government corruption in the Turks & Caicos Islands. This case is just the latest to be followed closely, reported on and even participated in by the controversial public interest document-exposure organization Wikileaks, a website where a staff of journalists and lawyers vet sensitive documents submitted by anonymous independent sources. The status of the case was summarized tonight by Julian Assange, Investigations Editor at Wikileaks. According to Wikileaks and other reports, the TCI Journal has a history of reporting on rampant corruption on the Turks & Caicos Islands, a former British colony. “A trail of evidence dug up by the TCI Journal, a UK commission of inquiry, and others,” Assange writes, “showed that foreign property developers were giving millions in secret loans and payments to senior Islander politicians, including an alleged $500,000 cash payment to the Island’s now former Premier, Michael Misick.” According to the UK Guardian, it was due to that corruption that the British government took over key governance processes on the island again earlier this month.A property developer discussed at length in the Journal’s documentation of corruption and in the official UK government inquiry report is now suing the journal for libel. Google said the following in a letter to the TCI Journal last week, as posted on Wikileaks and sent to us by the Journal:To comply with the law, unless you provide us with a copy of a motion toquash the subpoena (or other formal objection filed in court) via email email@example.com by 5pm Pacific Time on September 16, 2009, Googlewill assume you do not have an objection to production of the requestedinformation and may provide responsive documents on this date.Google has not yet responded to our inquiry asking what the company might do once the TCI Journal does send a motion to quash the subpoena, which we presume it will do. Hiring lawyers in California will likely be an onerous task for a volunteer-run website from a tiny Caribbean island. Journal editors tell us that they hope Google will decide to help them fight the case on 1st amendment grounds.Update: A Google spokesperson sent us the following response to our inquiry. “When Google receives legal process, such as court orders and subpoenas, where possible we promptly provide notice to users to allow them to object to those requests for information. Users may raise any and all objections they feel are relevant, including First Amendment arguments. In addition, we are still evaluating all our legal options regarding this particular request.”In some ways, this case is reminiscent of Yahoo’s providing user account information in 2005 to the Chinese government for journalist Shi Tao’s Yahoo Mail account. Tao allegedly summarized a government order directing media organizations in China to downplay the upcoming 15th anniversary of the 1989 crackdown on pro-democracy activists and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for “illegally providing state secrets to foreign entities.” marshall kirkpatrick Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#news#NYT#web Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend The championships will begin on July 11.National player Aby Maraño anchored F2 Logistics’ fast-paced game, gliding her way to 10 points, including a running attack and a solo block for the match’s last two points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars“We really, really wanted to win this game not just because we want to get back at Cignal which beat us in the preliminaries, but also because we want to make the championships,” said the flamboyant middle-blocker.F2 Logistics coach Ramil de Jesus commended Maraño’s game, saying “it looks like she wanted to eat our opponents alive.” “At the start of the game we really want to focus and remove all the doubts in our hearts,” Maraño added.Looking confident, the Cargo Movers executed their plays at breakneck speed with Maraño, Ara Galang, Desiree Cheng and Majoy Baron taking turns in attacks.But they also held their ground in defense, muting Cignal’s top scorers Rachel Anne Daquis and Jovelyn Gonzaga who are more at home with high-low plays and combination attacks.“We were very successful in our service that made it difficult for them to establish defense,” added Maraño.Baron typified F2’s “fully loaded serves,” hammering four straight aces that triggered five straight points for the Cargo Movers as the HD Spikers struggled in receives.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Aby Marano of F2 Logistics saves the ball. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPetron trounced Foton even as F2 Logistics routed Cignal Thursday night to arrange a best-of-three title fight in the Philippine Superliga All-Filipino Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.The Blaze Spikers hacked out a 25-21, 22-25, 25-9, 26-16 win over the Tornadoes, while the defending champion Cargo Movers zoomed past the flustered HD Spikers, 25-15, 25-15, 25-14, earlier.ADVERTISEMENT Global upends Ceres; Kaya snaps winless spell Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
Sofia: Bulgarian authorities on Thursday urged UEFA to stop “tensions” after England player Tammy Abraham said his team was prepared to defy rules and walk off the pitch if they face abuse during Euro 2020 qualifiers.Gareth Southgate’s team travel to the Czech Republic and Bulgaria for back-to-back matches on Friday and Monday. The second game, in Sofia, will be closely watched as the hosts will be playing in the Vasil Levski National Stadium, partially closed as a sanction following previous incidents of racism.Borislav Mihaylov, president of the Bulgarian Football Union (BFU), said his association had taken “extreme efforts and measures… to ensure a fair and safe environment” since the 2011 incidents.”I strongly suggest that the UEFA administration take measures against the build-up of unnecessary tension,” he said in a letter to UEFA published online.He added Bulgarian fans were being made “subject of public reprimand and scrutiny”, demanding for it to stop.”The Bulgarian public has in no way committed any recent infringements that deserve it to be stereotyped as ‘racist’ or ‘hostile,'” he said.Last month, the BFU already responded with outrage to suggestions by Southgate that his players anticipated racist abuse when they visit Sofia in Euro 2020 qualifying.The game will be England’s first visit to Bulgaria since September 2011, when Ashley Young was subject to monkey chants as the visitors won 3-0.The BFU was fined 40,000 euros ($44,000) by UEFA for “discriminatory” chanting and because fans threw fireworks.Bulgaria were also punished by UEFA for “racist behaviour” when they lost away to the Czech Republic on June 7 and at home to Kosovo three days later in Euro qualifying.For the England visit, UEFA has ordered the BFU to close at least 5,000 seats at the Vasil Levski National Stadium and display a banner that reads: “#EqualGame”. BulgariaEnglangEuro 2020 Qualifiersfootball First Published: October 11, 2019, 8:20 AM IST Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox – subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what’s happening in the world around you – in real time.
The International Tennis Federation (ITF) has denied that it tried to ban Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova for four years.After the ruling of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which reduced the sanction of the Russian player to 15 months, the ITF on Thursday said that it did not “try to ban Sharapova for four years, as has been suggested”, reports Efe.The ITF said in a statement that “it was the responsibility of the Independent Tribunal – and subsequently the CAS Panel – to determine what the appropriate sanction should be”.The federation defended the independence of the members of that court after Sharapova cast doubt on its neutrality.”Sharapova’s legal team was given the opportunity to object to the appointment of any member of that Tribunal in advance of the hearing, and they agreed in writing that they had no such objection,” the note added.
India’s challenger at the New Zealand Grand Prix Gold ended with both HS Prannoy and Sourabh Verma bowing out after going down against their opponents in the men’s singles quarter-finals on Friday.HS Prannoy fought hard against the 11th seed Lin Yu Hsien of Chinese Taipei but lost out 10-21, 22-20, 23-21.After losing the first game by a big margin, fourth-seed Prannoy rebounded strongly to win the next game before once again going down against Yu Hsien in an exhilarating clash that lasted more than an hour.Seventh-seeded Sourabh Verma also got knocked out of the tournament after slumping to a 16-21, 19-21 defeat against Hong Kong’s Lee Cheuk Yiu in his last-eight clash that lasted 42 minutes.(With inputs from ANI)
Real Madrid v Barcelona El Clasico team news: Ronaldo starts for Real Madrid against Barcelona Robin Bairner Last updated 1 year ago 18:52 12/23/17 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(4) Getty Images Real Madrid v Barcelona Primera División Real Madrid Barcelona A calf problem had spread doubt over the Portuguese’s ability to play, but he has been selected as the home side’s spearhead Ballon d’Or winner Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Real Madrid’s attack in El Clasico, while Gareth Bale is overlooked.The Portugal international had been considered a doubt for the clash due to a calf problem, but Zinedine Zidane confirmed on Friday that the attacker would be fit and has placed him in his starting XI for a vital encounter.He will not, however, be joined in the starting XI by Bale, who has played only 12 times this season and has featured only as a substitute since returning from a calf problem, with a couple of brief outings in the successful push for the Club World Cup earlier this month. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Madrid lie 11 points behind Barcelona ahead of Saturday’s fixture, albeit with a game in hand, and though Zidane denied that the league would be over for Los Blancos if they were to lose, the gap would leave no further room for error.Barcelona, meanwhile, have named a predictable starting XI for this clash, with Thomas Vermaelen replacing the injured Samuel Umtiti in the heart of the defence. Lionel Messi will lead the attack with Luis Suarez, with the Argentine, who famously scored a 92nd-minute winner when these sides played in this fixture last term, chasing his 25th goal against Madrid.Real Madrid XI: Keylor Navas; Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Kovacic, Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen; S. Roberto, Pique, Vermaelen, Alba; Rakitic, Busquets, Paulinho, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suarez.
TRANSPORTATION/PUBLIC WORKS/HEALTH PROMOTION -Road Safety Is NoAccident Road Safety Is No Accident is the theme of World Health Day 2004,Wednesday, April 7, and it’s a message supported by road safetyadvocates across Nova Scotia. “Although road collisions are reported as accidents, most arepreventable,” said Ron Russell, Minister of Transportation andPublic Works. “Impaired driving is a factor in one of every fourroad users killed in Nova Scotia, and the non-use of seatbelts isa factor in an equal number of deaths. Clearly, nothing is moreimportant than individual choices when it comes to road safety.” Raising awareness of the economic costs and health and socialimpacts of road traffic injuries is a specific objective of WorldHealth Day 2004, and Mr. Russell said costs are higher than mostpeople think. “We’ve had some success in reducing the number of collisions, butthe long-term costs are enormous for both the victims and theirfamilies, and for our health-care services,” he said. “Last year,70 Nova Scotians died on our roadways. That’s 70 too many.” The minister cited a report titled the Economic Burden ofUnintentional Injury in Atlantic Canada, released by the AtlanticNetwork for Injury Prevention last year, that found unintendedinjuries cost Nova Scotians $372 million in 1999. Motor vehiclecrashes accounted for $74 million. The economic toll is huge, but even bigger is the toll injuriestake on peoples’ lives. “The reality of road collisions is that it’s a matter of life anddeath,” said Dr. John Tallon, emergency physician and medicaldirector for both the Nova Scotia Trauma Program and the QEIITrauma Service. “Each day I see patients come into the emergencyroom with injuries from motor vehicle crashes that could havebeen prevented had people made different choices — drivenslower, worn a seatbelt, not had that drink.” The recently developed provincial injury prevention strategy willreduce injury in Nova Scotia by addressing three main causes – motor vehicle collisions, falls and self-inflicted injury.Implementation of the strategy is being led by the Office ofHealth Promotion in conjunction with other government departments– including Transportation and Public Works — and many non-government organizations. “Improving the health of Nova Scotians includes protecting themfrom injury — at home, at work and on the roads,” said HealthPromotion Minister Rodney MacDonald. “We’re the only provincewith an injury prevention strategy that will improvecollaboration on initiatives to reduce injury across Nova Scotiaand ultimately, save lives.” The World Health Organization says a key to a successful roadsafety program is to engage government and private sector groupsin co-ordinated programs of road safety research, development andimplementation. Nova Scotia’s own Road Safety Advisory Committeeincludes members of non-profit organizations, government,industry, policing and others, and leads the way to improvingroad safety in this province. The committee is guided by RoadSafety Vision 2010, a national plan that aims to reduce thenumber of road users killed and seriously injured across Canadaby 30 per cent by 2010. Alcohol countermeasures, occupantrestraint, driver behaviour, and pedestrian, bicycle andmotorcycle safety are its main areas of concern. “We’ve taken a number of steps over the years to reduce trafficinjury, including strong messages about driver choices, policeenforcement, improved vehicle safety standards, and highwaydesign. Government programs, such as mandatory seat belts andgraduated licensing contribute to safety, but there are still fartoo many preventable injuries,” said Mr. Russell. This is the first time in its 56 years that the World HealthOrganization (WHO) has selected road safety as the focus of WorldHealth Day. WHO has reported that 1.2 million people are killedannually in road collisions — 3,000 people around the worldevery day with an additional 140,000 injured. In Canada, as in Nova Scotia, traffic fatalities peaked in theearly 1970s. WHO has reported that since that time, Canada’spopulation has grown by 40 per cent, and the number of vehicleshas increased by 80 per cent. Despite this increased mobility,the number of traffic fatalities has been cut by more than half.