Ahead of this year’s Olympic Games, we look back at South Africa’s highlights in the global sporting competition. Following its readmittance to international sport in 1992, South Africa has steadily improved its medal tally.In 1991, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) visited South Africa. Seeing the country’s move towards democracy as a positive step, the organisation invited the country to participate in the 1992 Olympic Games, which were held in Barcelona, Spain.In the run-up to this year’s Games in Rio de Janeiro, we look back at some of the country’s highlights since it began taking part at an international level once more.Click on the image for a larger view.Sources: South African History Online The South African Wikipedia
K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes And when Kim made her surprise appearance in the first set of the game between Korea and the Philippines in the AVC Asian Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship, Jovelyn Gonzaga couldn’t help but feel blessed to be playing against the world’s greats.READ: AVC: Philippines loses second straight as Korea stays undefeated FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“We were joking inside the locker room that we should force Korea to bring in KYK because it’s almost a given that she won’t be playing,” said Gonzaga in Filipino Sunday at Alonte Sports Arena after their game.“We said that our goal was to have Korea put in KYK in the second set, but when she stepped inside late in the first set we all looked at each other and said ‘goal!’ So it was really a morale-booster for us to play against her.” Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next MOST READ UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses View comments Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES NLEX bounces back, deals Meralco 1st loss CONTRIBUTED PHOTOBIÑAN, Laguna—Kim Yeon-koung is regarded as Korea’s top volleyball player and her accolades for both club and country could fill pages.The Korean skipper is a multi-medal winner for Korea and has won numerous championships with cub Fenerbahce both in the domestic and continental stage.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Kim, however, wasn’t there to inspire the Philippines.She was there to make life harder for the Filipinos and she did just that, finishing off the first set for Korea upon setting foot inside the court.Kim would do the same in the second set as she led the Koreans to an eventual three-set sweep of the Philippines, 25-23, 25-18, 25-12.“Personally, facing up against KYK was a huge challenge and when I blocked her that was really big for me.”ADVERTISEMENT
Eden RichardsA grand final rematch is looking more and more likely in the 18’s Boys after a great day of competition at Touch Football Australia’s National Youth Competition on the Sunshine Coast.QSST and the Central Queensland Bulls battled it out for the title in 2016 and history is inching closer to repeating.The two Queensland teams are the only sides that have won all their matches after Day Two, with the Bulls sitting atop Pool B and QSST Pool A.Pool C is a battle in two between the South Queensland Sharks and NSWCHS and it would take a brave punter to separate the pair heading into Day Three.Below is a summary of the day’s results headlined by some outstanding team performances. Pool BThe Bulls are on a mission to avenge their 2016 grand final loss and their opposition teams in Pool B are feeling the wrath of a side hungry for success.The Bulls gave NSWTA their first loss of the competition on Day Two, recording a 10-3 win to sit clear at the top with three wins from three attempts.NSWTA are joined by the South West Queensland Swans on two wins and one loss, with the Swans suffering their only defeat of the tournament to NSWTA on Day Three.NSWTA’s for and against means they currently sit third, but a win over the Northern Territory on Day Three could change that, as their nearest rivals the Swans face the almost impossible task of beating the Bulls. Pool AQSST had just the one game on Day Two but and they made the most of it, running out 12-5 winners over NSWCCC.A tough match-up against the North Queensland Tropical Cyclones awaits QSST on Day Three, with the Tropical Cyclones needing victory to jump the second-placed Sunshine Coast Pineapples.The Pineapples have completed their four matches and will be hoping to scrape into the finals after a hard-fought 8-8 draw with the Cyclones late on Day Two.NSWCCC and the winless Western Tigers will meet on Day Three, with the Tigers desperate to record a victory after a tough campaign. Pool CThe most open pool of the competition sees the Sharks and NSWCHS battling it out for top position after the two teams played out a thrilling 8-8 draw in the last match-up of Day Two.Neither side has lost a match and they have both sewn up a top-two finish heading into an absorbing Day Three.If Sharks touchdown machine Declan Keen keeps his form up then they will be hard to stop, with the South Queenslander leading the competition with 10 to his name after doubling his tally on Day Two.In other results, Touch New Zealand had a great second day, winning both their games to climb up the ladder and prove they can match it with the best Australia has to offer.Day Three is set to begin at 10:30am as teams put together one final push for finals Touch Football.
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Liverpool assistant Lijnders: Klopp impact like Cruyff at Barcelonaby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has compared Jurgen Klopp’s impact at the club to that of Johan Cruyff at Barcelona.Klopp has been credited by many for restoring a winning mentality and positive atmosphere at the Anfield club.They won the Champions League last season and came within a whisker of the Premier League title.And Lijnders believes that Klopp deserves all the credit for those successes.When asked about Klopp winning the Best Manager award at a FIFA gala, Lijnders said at a press conference: “[It is a] big compliment for our structure, I think. For our owners to have faith in Jurgen from the start, giving him a six-year deal. That helps with the trust, to build.”Big compliment for our team, because without success the individual prizes will never come. Then of course a big compliment for Jurgen himself. I’m really proud. It says a lot.”He is not only the face of the team, he’s the face of the club and not many foreign managers in a different country made the impact he has made.”An example I always say is that Cruyff at Barca had an impact in that it’s not only about now, but about the future also.”He [Klopp] created a real identity about the way we play, the way he wants to play, and that could last for a long time.”
Acting Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Horace Chang is this afternoon extending condolences and support to the families of those killed yesterday (Friday, August 25) in Clarendon. Story Highlights He added that he understands the outcry of those who call for the fast tracking of the implementation of the Zones of Special Operations. However, Dr. Chang says the initiative must be done right. Acting Prime Minister Hon. Dr. Horace Chang is this afternoon extending condolences and support to the families of those killed yesterday (Friday, August 25) in Clarendon.Dr Chang says he is especially troubled by the killing of children which seems to be a growing trend by criminals. “I am deeply troubled by what seems to be a growing trend where these murderers no longer care who the victims are whether it be women or children,” said Minister Chang.Dr Chang says that the current murder situation is untenable and that the government is working to ensure that it doesn’t continue.“There are various initiatives that are being activated to deal with these challenging communities and criminals. The police are being given additional resources including training and we know that once there is a full roll out, the results will be clear to see and lives will be saved,” said Dr. Chang.He added that he understands the outcry of those who call for the fast tracking of the implementation of the Zones of Special Operations. However, Dr. Chang says the initiative must be done right.“We have heard the calls from various sections of the society including inner-city crime plagued communities loud and clear. The police are being trained and the agencies of the state are being realigned to ensure the zones are effective and the entire nation benefits. We intend to do it right,” Minister Chang stated.Dr Chang will be visiting sections of Clarendon tomorrow (Sunday, August 27) to discuss with community members and law enforcement, the current situation affecting them. He is also appealing to members of the public to not shelter criminals as only with cooperation and partnership can we solve our challenges as a country. Dr Chang says that the current murder situation is untenable and that the government is working to ensure that it doesn’t continue.
The Bog Walk Development Area Committee, in partnership with the Social Development Commission (SDC) will host their inaugural Orange Festival in Bog Walk, St. Catherine, on May 31.The event, which is being staged to highlight the cultural heritage and prominence of the orange fruit in the area, will bring together over 200 participants from the communities within the development area (DA).High schools within the Bog Walk and Linstead DAs will be engaging in a culinary competition, showcasing the versatility of the orange fruit. There will also be a talent competition among local acts, with cash prizes for the winners of both competitions.Goods and services from local economic initiatives, entrepreneurs and community groups within the DA will be on display and for sale.Persons are encouraged to attend the event, which is being held at the Bog Walk Plaza, opposite the market, starting at 10:00 a.m.For more details, persons can contact the SDC St. Catherine Parish Office, at 876-984-5270.
Coach Geoff Carlston scans the court during a match against Kentucky on Dec. 6 in the 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament in Lexington, Ky. OSU won, 3-1.Credit: Chris Slack / Lantern reporterLong before the Ohio State women’s volleyball team took the court against Kentucky in the NCAA tournament, coach Geoff Carlston stood at a crossroads.He played college club volleyball at Minnesota, where he received a bachelor’s degree in speech communication. But it wasn’t until an injury to a finger while playing for the Golden Gophers that Carlston got interested in coaching.“I tore ligaments in my finger and so while I was out, I got asked to coach,” Carlston said. “I was 19 and I was coaching an 18 and under team. And I just had a great time with it.”But even at that point, Carlston still didn’t know he wanted to be a coach.After going on a cross-country road trip for a year, Carlston returned to Minnesota to coach at Hopkins High School.After a two-year run at Hopkins, he served another two years in the Peace Corps.He had considered playing volleyball professionally, but couldn’t pass up the chance at one of his dreams.“I had this opportunity and I had always wanted to go into the Peace Corps,” Carlston said.And while he was volunteering, volleyball still found him.“I got asked to coach the (men’s and women’s) national teams in Belize and that was awesome,” he said. “I got to travel all over the Middle East, working with both men’s and women’s teams.”Carlston said that he has always loved traveling and that “the idea of doing good and going and serving in another country, I really wanted to go somewhere where I could throw myself at the country.”While overseas, he said he also helped members in youth gangs and helped teach sign language.With all the work that he had done at the time, Carlston had thought about teaching and getting his doctorate degree. But an opportunity to return to his alma mater was something he couldn’t turn down.“I got a hold of Mike Hebert, who had just gotten offered the job at Minnesota and he was a Peace Corps guy back in the ‘60s,” he said. “And I said ‘hey I’m coming back and I’d love to volunteer or doing something with your program.’”Carlston became a student assistant coach while he completed his master’s degree in social work at Minnesota. At the same time, he was the head coach of the Minnesota One Junior Olympics club.After two years of being a student assistant coach, he got his first collegiate head coaching job at Concordia-St. Paul, where he stayed for three seasons. In that time, he learned how to be a successful coach with limited funds.“When I took that job, they had never won a Division II match,” he said. “And I was making $17,500 a year. I was the intramural director and I had $4,000 to pay my assistants.“But I loved it because we built that from scratch, like I had to do everything. I was the trainer, I was the marketer, I was everything, except I didn’t drive the bus.”From there, he went on to Ohio University to coach the Bobcats from 2003-07, and would finish first in the Mid-American Conference in every season, with NCAA tournament appearances in all five of his years in charge. He also took the Bobcats to the sweet 16 in 2005.After the 2007 season, he became the Buckeyes’ coach. In his tenure, the Buckeyes have made the postseason in five of seven seasons.“I would never say I had a master plan, I just followed my bliss,” he said.One thing that has allowed Carlston to be such a successful coach is his relationship with players.“I want to connect with my players,” he said.Carlston has multiple meetings with each of his players every season. He said that academics and family issues are things that he cares about, and the things that come up in those meetings.“He does a really good job with allowing us to experience the little things in life,” senior setter Taylor Sherwin said. “Yeah, volleyball is the main focus, but he wants us to experience things. Like when we travel, going to do stuff, instead of being in the hotel all day.”Sophomore middle blocker Taylor Sandbothe said she and Carlston are very similar.“We’re both very super competitive and I think I connect with Geoff on a personal level, not only just having him as my coach, but he’s a friend,” Sandbothe said. “He cares about us outside of volleyball.”Junior outside hitter Katie Mitchell, who is from The Woodlands, Texas, said Carlston is a big reason why she chose to attend OSU.“I wouldn’t be up here, there’s quite a bit of a life change,” Mitchell said. “But it’s opened up doors of opportunity. Working in the athletic department with internships and things like that.”With his 2014 Buckeyes back in the sweet 16 after upsetting Kentucky on Saturday, Carlston’s life could have been completely different.“But coaching kept finding me,” he said.
Paris St Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has revealed that his job is not dependent on Champions League success.The Parisians have invested heavily in the squad in a bid to end the Champions League hoodoo, but the current French Champions have never progressed beyond the quarter-finals.“No-one has told me this, in all the talks, I have to win this otherwise I didn’t do my job right,” Tuchel said.“If anyone had told me (that) I wouldn’t have signed the contract.Virgil van Dijk praises Roberto Firmino after Liverpool’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Virgil van Dijk hailed team-mate Roberto Firmino after coming off the bench to inspire Liverpool to a 3-1 comeback win against Newcastle United.“If we judge ourselves only by the biggest goal in European football, the possibility of a big disappointment is high. Why should we do this?“Sometimes I feel sorry for my team because I know the effort they put in. We play at home against defensive teams and we win and win and win.“It is not because it is easy, it is because these guys show the hunger to win and win and win. It is a point of view (that Ligue 1 is easy) that does not help us within the club.”
German winger Leroy Sane insists the team is on the path to improvement despite losing a two-goal lead in the deflating 2-2 home draw with the Netherlands.Joachim Low’s side ended their inaugural Nations League campaign without a victory and a five-match competitive winless streak dating back to their forgettable World Cup.But Manchester City star Sane believes they have improved on their last game after netting his second international.“Of course we all wanted to win the game. We were 2-0 up. It’s a little bit disappointing,” Sane disclosed to FourFourTwo.“But everyone could see how we’ve improved and that we’re looking to keep taking steps forward.Premier League Betting: Match-day 5 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Going into the Premier League’s match-day five with a gap already beginning to form at the top of the league. We will take a…“The fans can see we have a plan and that we’re capable of playing really good football.“Obviously we now need to keep going for the 90 minutes, to play strong and good football. Then everyone will see that we’ll come back strong.“At the end, it’s annoying to have played a really good game and to draw.”Netherlands’ impressive fightback earned them a place in the Nations League Finals at the expense of world champions France, who finished second in the group on head-to-head aggregate.