Alpine Marathon Runners | WeAreLimerick Episode 33

first_imgNewsCommunityPodcastsWeAreLimerickAlpine Marathon Runners | WeAreLimerick Episode 33By Cian Reinhardt – December 15, 2019 104 WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleWarehouse date for Metis Music for Mental Health 2020Next articleFresh Film’s ‘Hothouse’ at RTÉ gives young filmmakers a chance to shine Cian Reinhardthttp://www.limerickpost.ieJournalist & Digital Media Coordinator. Covering human interest and social issues as well as creating digital content to accompany news stories. [email protected] Private Alex Smyth, Private Thomas Magner and Private Gavin Dillon join #WeAreLimerick host Cian Reinhardt to talk about their upcoming Marathon run for charity. The group of three will take on an Alpine Marathon in the Swiss Alps to raise funds for Samaritans. #KeepingLimerickPostedSign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Facebookcenter_img Linkedin Email Print Advertisementlast_img read more

Delhi HC Grants Relief To Student Who Was Detained For Shortage Of Attendance Despite Being Allowed To Sit For Exams [Read Order]

first_imgNews UpdatesDelhi HC Grants Relief To Student Who Was Detained For Shortage Of Attendance Despite Being Allowed To Sit For Exams [Read Order] Karan Tripathi17 Jun 2020 11:48 PMShare This – xDelhi High Court has granted relief to a student of GGSIP University who was detained for shortage of attendance despite being allowed to appear for the exams and attend classes for the next semester. While quashing the order of the University, the Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted that the University completely failed to comply with the statutory requirement of announcing…Your free access to Live Law has expiredTo read the article, get a premium account.Your Subscription Supports Independent JournalismSubscription starts from ₹ 599+GST (For 6 Months)View PlansPremium account gives you:Unlimited access to Live Law Archives, Weekly/Monthly Digest, Exclusive Notifications, Comments.Reading experience of Ad Free Version, Petition Copies, Judgement/Order Copies.Subscribe NowAlready a subscriber?LoginDelhi High Court has granted relief to a student of GGSIP University who was detained for shortage of attendance despite being allowed to appear for the exams and attend classes for the next semester. While quashing the order of the University, the Single Bench of Justice Jayant Nath noted that the University completely failed to comply with the statutory requirement of announcing the names of the students who were not eligible to appear in the semester exam at least 5 calendar days before the start of the examination. The Petitioner in the present case had challenged an order dated January 30, 2018, wherein the Petitioner was informed that they were detained in end term examination due to shortage of attendance. The Petitioner had called that order illegal and arbitrary as she was both allowed to sit for the V semester exams and get attendance for the VI semester. She never received any information from the University, despite making multiple representations, about whether they were eligible to sit for the V semester exams in the first place. The Petitioner also relied upon Clause 9.2 of the Ordinance which stated that the Dean of the School/Director/Principal shall announce the names of all such students who are not eligible to appear in the semester term end examination at least 5 calendar days before start of the examination and simultaneously intimate the same to the Controller of the examination. While calling the allegation of non-display of notice about aggregate of attendance an afterthought, the University argued that the parents were sent individual letters by speed post on 09.09.2017 and 13.11.2017. A notice dated 09.11.2017 was also published where the students were advised to see their cumulative aggregate attendance. The University further argued that the Petitioner was not issued the admit card by the answering respondent based on the said notice. However, she clandestinely appeared in the Vth semester on a false plea that she had misplaced her admit card. Observations of the Court The court observed that the University issued the notice on 28.11.2017 whereas admittedly the practical exams had begun on 13.11.2017. Hence, the notice was also issued much after the commencement of examination. The court said: ‘This is so as the said stipulation of giving 5 calendar days advance notice to the students before start of examination informing them that they are not eligible to appear in the semester examination is a stipulation for the benefit of the students. It brings certainty to the procedure for stopping a student from sitting in an examination on the grounds of shortage of attendance. It is manifest from the events that have been stated above that the respondent failed to comply with the said provision of Clause 9.2 of the Ordinance in question.’ The court further noted that: ‘The petitioners were allowed to give the Vth semester and thereafter, to sit in the classes in the month of January for the VIth semester. It is only on 30.01.2018 that they were stopped from further attending the VIth semester classes. The respondent cannot be allowed to ignore clause 9.2 of the Ordinance and act contrary to the same.’ In light of this, the court directed the University to declare the Petitioner’s results from V to VIII semester. The court said: ‘Prior to declaring the results, the respondents are free, if they so desire, to organize appropriate additional classes for the petitioners for the Vth semester to enable the students to make up their attendance for the said year. In case the respondent decide to organise such additional classes, they may charge reasonable pro rata expenses from the petitioners for organizing such classes.’Click Here To Download Order[Read Order] Subscribe to LiveLaw, enjoy Ad free version and other unlimited features, just INR 599 Click here to Subscribe. All payment options available.loading….Next Storylast_img read more

UPP Boosts Female Aspirants’ Dreams

first_imgWomen at the one-day Liberian Women National Political Forum (LWPF) held at a resort in SinkorBy David S. MenjorFollowing reports that all political parties vying in the October 10 polls are collecting thousands of US dollars from both female and male aspirants for primaries and fees at the National Elections Commission (NEC), the United People’s Party (UPP) has exempted female contestants by paying for their primaries.It may be recalled that some partisans of the Coalition for Democratic Change (CDC) resigned and crossed over to other political parties on grounds that their party was charging them huge sums of money to contest and manipulate the primaries.Speaking yesterday at a one day Liberian Women National Political Forum (LWPF) held at a resort in Sinkor, Monrovia, the chairman of UPP, T. Q. Harris, said women’s participation in national leadership is a priority at his political institution.“We are not receiving many female aspirants because of our commitment to pay for their participation in our primaries or help them settle all financial obligations with the NEC. This is what we need to encourage as a nation and work hard to let them feel the significance of being among us,” Mr. Harris said.He noted that women who will succeed to run on the UPP ticket would be qualified for such an honor and privilege, and have made proven and meaningful contributions at the level of their communities and districts.“Our country needs a transformed leadership and we have noticed that women in their good number will help in the crafting and implementation of developmental agendas when elected to the House,” he pointed out.Mr. Harris said his party is passionate about helping women succeed in their endeavors to lead.Although he did not say how much his party is paying for each female candidate, he said the UPP has made helping women an integral part of its political journey and will not allow to be held responsible for the failure of any competent and qualified lady not participating in the political affairs of the country. He expressed disappointment in parties that are marginalizing women and called on them to know that male dominance has been in existence for centuries, with very little success.Harris said presently his party has completed payments for both the primaries and the NEC for 16 female aspirants and is still looking forward to helping more women across the country.For his part, the chairman of the Coalition for Liberia’s Progress, Mr. Gabriel B. Saydee, said while it is true that women need help, they must also learn to be patient with their parties and work hard to merit consideration by delegates at primaries.He called on political parties giving women immense support to enter into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) demanding that they not leave the parties after winning elections.“We saw it around here with Mrs. Geraldine Doe Sheriff who won the Montserrado Senatorial seat on the ticket of the Congress for Democratic Change in 2014 but later left the party for her own best-known reason,” he said.Nine political parties, including CDC, LP, CLP, UP, UPP, among others, participated in the one-day political forum and agreed to support their female aspirants.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

22 monuments for 22 years of freedom

first_imgMonuments to peace and freedom are found across South Africa – not surprising, given its long history of struggle against oppression. As we look back on 2016 – the 22nd year of South Africa’s freedom – we showcase 22 monuments that pay homage to the heroes who made this country great.(Image: Flickr)Brand South Africa reporter#01 Robben Island, Cape Town#02 Robert Sobukwe Memorial, Graaff-Reinet#03 Archbishop Desmond Tutu statue, East London#04 Heroes Park, East London#05 Memorial to the Six Million, Johannesburg#06 Mandela House, Soweto#07 Bhisho Massacre Memorial, Bhisho#08 Langa Memorial, Uitenhage#09 Diggers Fountain, Kimberley#10 Freedom Charter Monument, Kliptown#11 Steve Biko statue, East London#12 Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, Johannesburg#13 Nkosi Albert Luthuli Statue, KwaDukuza#14 Holocaust Centre, Cape Town#15 Solomon Mahlangu statue, Mamelodi#16 Slavery Emancipation Monument, Elim#17 Constitution Hill, Johannesburg#18 The Workers’ Library and Museum, Johannesburg#19 Mahatma Gandhi statue, Pietermaritzburg#20 The Gallows, Pretoria Central Prison#21 The Unknown Miner, Johannesburg#22 The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg#1 Robben Island Museum, Cape Town Robben Island is best known for its prison which held several political activists including Nelson Mandela, Robert Sobukwe and South Africa’s current president Jacob Zuma (Image: Brand South Africa)Robben Island has a varied history. From the 1400s to 1900s, travellers, sailors and settlers used it as a base to replenish food and supplies; it was also used as a post office, a quarantine station, a hospital, and prison.But the island is best known as the site where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 18 years. He was in prison for a total of 27 years, but was transferred from The Island, as the prison was known, to Pollsmoor and then Victor Verster prisons in Cape Town and Stellenbosch, respectively. Robben Island was declared a National Monument in 1996 and a National Museum in 1997.“A common thread woven into the many uses of The Island has been the exploitation of its natural resources, human rights abuses that prisoners and others ‘banished’ to the Island were subjected to, and segregation on the basis of race, gender, class and status,” reads the Robben Island website. “It is from this 500-year history of hardship and struggle that the Island has emerged as the ultimate symbol of ‘the triumph of the human spirit over adversity, suffering and injustice.”#2 Robert Sobukwe Memorial, Graaff-Reinet Pan Africanist Congress founder and leader Robert Sobukwe’s last day of freedom was on 21 March 1960. He spent the remaining 18 years of his life either in prison or in exile, always monitored by the apartheid government. He was buried in his hometown of Graaff Reinet in 1978. (Image: YouTube)In August 2014, anti-apartheid activist Robert Sobukwe’s gravesite in Graaff-Reinet was declared a national heritage site. After years of being vandalised, it was cleaned up and turned into a monument to pay respect to one of South Africa’s greatest struggle icons.Born in Little Karoo in 1924, Sobukwe was, according to South African History Online, a “strong Africanist, believing that the future of South Africa should be in the hands of black South Africans”.During his time as a member of the ANC, his Africanist views contradicted that of the party. As a result, he left the ANC to form the Pan Africanist Congress (PAC) in 1959, becoming its first president.On 21 March 1960, Sobukwe and a group of PAC supporters marched to Orlando Police Station – as part of an anti-pass campaign. Sobukwe was charged for being present in a region that he was not allowed to be in according to the Pass Law, and gave himself in for arrest.He was sentenced to three years in prison for incitement. At the end of his term in 1963, parliament passed the General Law Amendment Act which included the “Sobukwe Clause”. This enabled the Minister of Justice to prolong the detention of any political prisoner indefinitely. Sobukwe was the only person imprisoned under this clause.He was moved to Robben Island where he spent six more years before being exiled to Galeshewe in Kimberley. Sobukwe died of lung cancer in February 1978.#3 Archbishop Desmond Tutu statue, East London The statue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu in East London pays tribute to him as a healer. (Image: Shamin Chibba)Unlike most of the monuments on the list, the Archbishop Desmond Tutu statue outside East London City Hall does not pay tribute to the man as a struggle hero, but rather as a healer.Tutu was one of many figures who established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), of which he was the chairman. The commission was a court-like restorative justice body intent on helping people overcome the pain experienced during apartheid.The East London City Hall was the venue of the first public hearing, in April 1996. It was the start of a two-year journey of healing. The final report of the TRC explained why it had chosen East London as its starting point: “The choice of a centre in the Eastern Cape was no accident, but a deliberate decision to focus attention on an area which had borne the brunt of some of the heaviest repression by the security forces of the previous government, in direct response to some of the most militant resistance.”Though there were threats to bomb the proceedings at the city hall, nothing occurred. The TRC has largely been hailed as a success in bringing out the truth, although some critics believe it did not help reconcile the groups at the time and that its effectiveness is still debatable today.#4 Heroes Park, East London Heroes Park in East London incorporates three monuments that remembers our freedom fighters and celebrates the country’s freedom and cultural diversity. (Image: Supplied)Heroes Park in East London not only honours South Africa’s struggle heroes, it is also a celebration of our freedom and the country’s cultural diversity. Situated across from the East London Aquarium, hundreds of struggle icons – from poet and activist Dennis Brutus to Nelson Mandela – are acknowledged, with their names etched into the granite Wall of Fame.Forming a large part of the memorial is the Multicultural Man statue, sculpted by Italian artist Francesco Perilli. Daily Dispatch described it as a monument that celebrated the history of the struggle and the country’s diversity. The Wall of Fame acknowledges struggle heroes and sporting icons who have links to the Eastern Cape. (Image: Panoramio)The three metre-high statue is of a faceless man standing in the middle of Earth. With his hands, aided by doves, he builds the world in which we live. This symbol of peace, cultural diversity and humanity is one of four – the others are in Toronto, Canada; Sarajevo, Bosnia; Sydney Australia; and Changchun, China.Despite Heroes Park being a symbol of the country’s recent struggle for freedom, it also incorporates the German Settlers Monument, which pays homage to the German families who arrived in East London between 1856 and the 1870s. In January 2015, mosaic murals were installed depicting the lives of the early immigrants in the Eastern Cape.#5 Memorial to the Six Million, Johannesburg Memorial to the Six Million is one of Herman Wald’s many public sculptures that remain a part of South Africa’s cultural landscape. (Image: HermanWald.com)Memorial to the Six Million in Johannesburg’s Westpark Cemetery pays tribute to the Jewish men, women and children who lost their lives during the Second World War.The monument depicts six bronze fists, each five feet high, bursting out of the ground as a protest from the dead. Each fist represents one million Jews who perished under Hitler.The twenty foot ram horns they hold depicts the Jewish ritual trumpet that blast out the sixth commandment “Though shalt not kill”. In pairs, the fists form the three arches of trials and tribulations that Jewish people have experienced over generations of persecution.Built in 1959, the monument was the brainchild of Herman Wald. Wald was born in Hungary and studied in Budapest, Vienna, Berlin and London. He moved to South Africa in 1937 where he lived and worked until his death.He was responsible for many large public works in South Africa of which two are significant: The Stampede in central Johannesburg and Diggers Fountain in Kimberley.#6 Mandela House, Soweto Nelson Mandela’s humble first home has become a must-see spot when visiting South Africa. (Image: Shamin Chibba)“It was the opposite of grand, but it was my first true home of my own and I was mightily proud. A man is not a man until he has a house of his own,” wrote Nelson Mandela in his autobiography, The Long Walk to Freedom of his first home on Vilakazi Street in Soweto.The house consists of four interconnected rooms and is filled with memorabilia and photographs of the family. Mandela moved into this house in 1946 with his first wife, Evelyn. After their divorce in 1957, he married Winnie Madikizela, who moved into the home with him.When he was released from prison in 1990, he returned to this home. But he only stayed in the house for 11 days. He donated it to the Soweto Heritage Trust in 1997 so it could be used as a museum.#7 Bhisho Massacre Memorial, Bhisho Twenty-eight marchers were shot and killed by the Ciskei Defence Force in what became known as the Bhisho Massacre. (Image: Buffalo City Tourism)Drive south-west along the R63 in Bhisho, Eastern Cape, and you will come across the Bhisho Massacre Memorial, a facebrick and granite structure that pays homage to the 28 marchers who were killed on 7 September 1992.On that day, about 80 000 people gathered outside Bhisho – the capital of Ciskei at the time – demanding an end to Oupa Gqozo’s military rule and the re-absorption of the so-called independent black homeland into South Africa. The marchers were led by top ANC and SACP officials, including Chris Hani, Cyril Ramaphosa, Steve Tshwete and Ronnie Kasrils. When they tried to pass the Ciskei Defence Force to enter Bhisho, Gqozo’s soldiers were instructed to open fire.Today, each of the victims’ names is engraved on the granite wall.At the unveiling of the monument in 1997, Archbishop Desmond Tutu said South Africa paid a high price for its freedom and that the massacre nearly shattered the dreams for a new South Africa.Kasrils had been blamed in the past for the massacre, with sources saying he had led a breakaway group through an opening in the Bhisho stadium fence. This allegedly led to the killings. At the unveiling, Kasrils defended himself, saying that it was easy for people to pass judgement. “We did not pull the trigger; ours was a struggle for freedom.”#8 Langa Memorial, Uitenhage The Langa Memorial, also known as Heroes Monument, in Uitenhage pays homage to the 20 marchers who were killed by police in 1985. (Image: Department of Arts and Culture)Most South Africans are familiar with the Sharpeville Massacre that took place on 21 March 1960, a date that is now remembered as Human Rights Day. But another, little known, massacre took place on that very same date in Langa, Uitenhage, 25 years later.On 21 March, 1985, police fired at a group of marchers who were observing the 25th anniversary of the Sharpeville Massacre, killing 20 of them.According to historian Alistair Boddy-Evans, the incident occurred when marchers gathered in Langa and were preparing to move on to KwaNobuhle, 10 kilometres away, where the commemorative service for the 1960 massacre was to be held. But marchers did not know the government had banned the event. It was reason enough for the police to open fire.There was an international outcry following the incident and the Kannemeyer Commission was immediately appointed to investigate the cause of the shooting. Judge Donald Kannemeyer absolved the police from culpability for the deaths but found the banning of funerals on doubtful grounds and improper riot control equipment as the main factors for the massacre.In memory of the 20 people who died on 21 March 1985 in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape, the Langa Memorial, also known as Heroes Monument, was unveiled in the KwaNobuhle Cemetery a year after the incident took place. The tombstone in the graveyard was vandalised in June 1987 and re-erected in March 1994.#9 Diggers Fountain, Kimberley A tribute to Kimberley’s diggers stands in the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Gardens. (Image: Kimberley City Portal)The discovery of diamonds in Kimberley in 1871 brought thousands of miners and fortune hunters to the small Northern Cape town, to try their luck at striking it rich.To mark the history of the town – it still occupies an important position in the world diamond industry – the Miners Memorial, or Diggers Fountain, was installed in the Ernest Oppenheimer Memorial Gardens. The bronze sculpture portrays five men holding up a diamond sieve.It was designed by Herman Wald in 1960, and stands as a tribute to all the diggers who congregated on the town.#10 Freedom Charter Monument, Kliptown South Africa’s Constitution contains many of the tenets from the Freedom Charter, which was drawn up 60 years ago. (Image: Shamin Chibba)On 26 June 1955, over 3 000 representatives of resistance organisations made their way through police cordons to gather on a dusty square in Kliptown, then a freehold area 40 kilometres south of Johannesburg.This was the Congress of the People, who met to draw up the Freedom Charter, an alternative vision to the repressive policies of the apartheid state.That dusty field has now been declared a national heritage site. On 26 June 2005 the then President of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki, lit a flame of freedom in Kliptown to mark the opening of the Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication – and 50 years of the Freedom Charter.Walter Sisulu was a delegate at the 1955 Congress of the People, a major figure in the anti-apartheid struggle, deputy president of the ANC, underground activist and Rivonia treason trialist.Released from prison in 1989, he died in 2003, the year the R160-million Walter Sisulu Square of Dedication project was initiated.#11 Steve Biko statue, East London The Steve Biko statue in East London pays homage to the leader of the Black Consciousness Movement leader who was killed while incarcerated.(Image: Shamin Chibba)Look on the side of the Steve Biko statue outside the East London City Hall and you will find familiar names: musician Peter Gabriel, and actors Denzel Washington and Kevin Kline. These were just three of the many donors who made the statue possible. Washington and Kline depicted Biko and Donald Woods respectively in the 1987 film about the late Black Consciousness Movement leader, Cry Freedom.The statue honours Biko, whose activism helped to empower black South Africans to reclaim their dignity. In I Write What I Like, a collection of his writings, he says: “black is beautiful”. With these words, he meant: “Man, you are okay as you are, begin to look upon yourself as a human being.”Thousands gathered on Oxford Street as Nelson Mandela unveiled the bronze statue of Biko on 12 September 1997 outside the East London City Hall. Attendees included Gabriel, who performed his song, Biko, at the unveiling; Virgin Group founder, Richard Branson; and Woods, the former editor of the Daily Dispatch and Biko’s friend. Azapo members delayed the unveiling, to show their discontent that a white artist sculpted the statue.The monument was defaced twice in the first three weeks after the unveiling. But today, it has been accepted as an important part of the city’s landscape.The statue is one of six landmarks along the Steve Biko Heritage Trail; the others are Biko Bridge in East London, his home in Ginsberg, the Steve Biko Garden of Remembrance just outside King William’s Town, his old Black Community Programmes office at 15 Leopold Street in King William’s Town, and Zanempilo Clinic in Zinyoka.#12 Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum, Johannesburg The Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum honours those children who lost their lives in 1976. (Image: Brand South Africa)On 16 June 1976, at the age of 12, Hector Pieterson was shot by police during the student uprising in Soweto. Although not the first to be shot – that was probably 15-year-old Hastings Ndlovu – he was the first to die.The picture taken by news photographer Sam Nzima of his body being carried by Mbuyisa Makhubo, his sister, Antoinette, running at their side, became a global symbol of apartheid oppression.That morning, Soweto’s schoolchildren were marching against being taught in Afrikaans at schools. When they reached Maseko Street, police opened fire.Today, the Hector Pieterson Memorial and Museum is a testament to their struggle to end apartheid. Nzima’s photo is central to the monument.#13 Nkosi Albert Luthuli Statue, KwaDukuza Albert Luthuli’s memorial pays homage to one of Africa’s most respected leaders. His political activism was so important to the struggle that he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960. (Image: KwaDukuza Municipality)The Nkosi Albert Luthuli memorial comprises a bronze figure of Albert Luthuli, a wall featuring two bronze elements and, underneath the historic Indaba Tree, a bench, all set in a landscaped environment.This can be found at the KwaDukuza Municipal Chambers in KwaZulu-Natal and was unveiled in 2004.Luthuli’s home in KwaDukuza, formerly known as Stanger, was a meeting place for people linked to South Africa’s freedom struggle during the years of Luthuli’s banishment. It was also proclaimed a museum in August 2004.President-General of the African National Congress from December 1952 until his death in 1967, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960, Chief Albert John Luthuli was the most widely known and respected African leader of his era.The Order of Luthuli is South Africa’s highest award for contributions to democracy, human rights, justice and peace. #14 Holocaust Centre, Cape Town The Cape Town Holocaust Centre was the first of its kind to be opened in Africa. (Image: Robert Cutts)The Cape Town Holocaust Centre was the first to be created in Africa; it opened its doors in 1999. It serves as a memorial to the six million Jews who were killed in the Holocaust during World War 2, as well as for the other victims of the Nazis, such as homosexuals and gypsies.The aim of the centre is to “teach about the consequences of prejudice, racism, anti-Semitism, xenophobia, homophobia, and the dangers of indifference, apathy and silence”. There is also a Holocaust Centre in Durban, and one is planned for Johannesburg.#15 Solomon Mahlangu statue, Mamelodi Anti-apartheid activist, Solomon Mahlangu, was just 23 years old when he was hanged in the gallows of Pretoria Central Prison. His remains were only moved to his birthplace of Mamelodi in 1993, after being buried in Atteridgeville for 24 years. (Image: Carnival & Solomon, Tshwane Municipality)The Solomon Mahlangu statue was unveiled in his birthplace of Mamelodi in 2005, 26 years after he was executed for being an activist against apartheid.The 23-year-old Umkhonto we Sizwe (MK) member was wrongfully accused of murder and terrorism, and was hanged at Pretoria Prison’s gallows on 6 April 1979.According to South African History Online, Mahlangu joined the African National Congress in September 1976. He trained as an MK soldier in Angola and Mozambique before returning to South Africa in 1977 to assist with student protests.On 13 June of that year, Mahlangu and his companions, Mondy Johannes Motloung and George Mahlangu, were arrested for the deaths of two civilian men. Mahlangu pleaded not guilty when he was tried but was later charged with murder and terrorism, and executed.Mahlangu was buried in Atteridgeville, Tshwane.On 6 April 1993, his body was reinterred at the Mamelodi Cemetery where his supposed last words on a plaque read: “My blood will nourish the tree that will bear the fruits of freedom. Tell my people that I love them. They must continue the fight.”Watch the trailer of the film Kalushi based on Solomon Mahlangu’s lifeComrades talk about who Solomon Mahlangu was as a personWatch Mike Terry remember the little chance they had to stop the hanging of Solomon MahlanguChris Hani talks about the Solomon Mahlangu Freedom CollegeWatch President Jacob Zuma launch the Solomon Mahlangu Scholarship Fund#16 Slavery Emancipation Monument, Elim Elim was initially a refuge for the indigenous Khoi people until it was taken over by hundreds of slaves. Most its 1 400 residents living there today are descendants of the slaves. (Image: Wikimedia Commons)In memory of emancipated slaves who found refuge at Elim in the Overberg, Western Cape, is the slavery emancipation monument. Elim, with its whitewashed thatched cottages, Moravian Church and the oldest working clock in South Africa, is a national treasure.The mission station at Elim was established in 1824, when German missionaries arrived at the Cape. Biblically, Elim is the place the Israelites rested after crossing the Red Sea.The monument was first built in 1938 and was “re-unveiled” in 2004 after falling into disrepair in the 1990s. It was rebuilt in time to mark the United Nations declaration that 2004 was the year to celebrate the victory of humanity’s struggle against slavery.#17 Constitution Hill, Johannesburg The Constitutional Court has become a bastion of South African human rights and culture. (Image: Brand South Africa)Constitution Hill in Braamfontein, Johannesburg houses the highest court in the land – the Constitutional Court. But the history of the precinct is marred by pain and suffering. Before being transformed into the court, the hill housed The Fort.It was a notorious prison, with sections for “natives”, women, and awaiting trial prisoners. It housed common criminals together with ordinary citizens who were only guilty of breaking unfair apartheid laws.“The prison complex of the Fort has impacted deeply on hundreds of thousands of ordinary South Africans’ lives as it was essentially a transitory prison where prisoners were held until they were sentenced before being transferred to serve their prison terms elsewhere,” reads the Constitutional Hill website.It was chosen as the home of the Constitutional Court in the mid-1990s. Other sections of the old prison have also been transformed into memorial centres and museums, including the Women’s Gaol, Number Four, and the Old Fort.Its significance is captured on video:#18 The Workers’ Library and Museum, JohannesburgWith the workmen’s quarters housing 396 men, there was no space for privacy. They slept in long rows of hard concrete “beds” next to one another. A wooden platform above the concrete beds accommodated more men. (Image: City of Johannesburg)The Workers’ Library and Museum is housed in a restored municipal workers’ compound in Newtown. Built in 1913, it is the only intact example of an early municipal compound in Johannesburg.The workmen’s quarters housed about 396 men who worked on the city’s electricity generating plant right on their doorstep.Used until the 1970’s, the compound was renovated with one wing being developed as a museum and the other to house meeting rooms, offices and a library. The buildings were recognised as a National Monument in 1995, and an important part of working class heritage.#19 Mahatma Gandhi statue, Pietermaritzburg The bronze statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Pietermaritzburg was unveiled a century after he was thrown off a train in the town’s train station. (Image: Guillaume Cingal, Flickr)The events of the night of 7 June 1893 changed the course of Mahatma Gandhi’s life, and would lead to his becoming the Mahatma. Plying his profession as a lawyer, the young Indian had come to South Africa for work. On the night, he was travelling from Durban to Johannesburg and had a first class ticket for the train. But he was told to leave the European compartment to go to the third class section, where non-white passengers sat. When he refused to do so, he was thrown off the train at the Pietermaritzburg Railway Station.He later wrote: “I was afraid for my very life. I entered the dark waiting-room. There was a white man in the room. I was afraid of him. What was my duty? I asked myself. Should I go back to India, or should I go forward with God as my helper, and face whatever was in store for me? I decided to stay and suffer. My active non-violence began from that date.”Gandhi’s movement for peaceful resistance to oppression and racial discrimination began that night. It would go on to have a significant and sustained impact around the world. To honour his activism, in June 1993 – a century later – Archbishop Desmond Tutu unveiled a bronze statue depicting Gandhi in Church Street, Pietermaritzburg.#20 The Gallows, Pretoria Central PrisonDescribed by “Saturday Star” as South Africa’s “factory of death”, the gallows at Pretoria Central Prison saw more than 3 500 hangings. This image was taken at the Apartheid Museum’s exhibition of the gallows. The 131 nooses shown represents the number of anti-apartheid activists who were hanged there. (Image: Apartheid Museum)The gallows of the Pretoria Central Prison opened in December 2011 in memory of the political prisoners who were executed during 1967 and 1989. At this centre’s opening, families of the deceased said their healing has started.According to Wikipedia, the prison’s official name is Kgosi Mampuru II Prison. More than 100 political prisoners were executed here during apartheid. Executions took place on Saturdays and were viewed by the public.Capital punishment ended in South Africa on 6 June 1995 by the ruling of the Constitutional Court, following a five year moratorium since February 1990.The Department of Correctional Services says prisoner, Alexander Anderson, built the first prison in Pretoria at the corner of Pretorius and Paul Kruger streets. He was serving a 12 month sentence when he struck a bargain: if he built the prison he would be acquitted.The second prison was built in 1873 in Bosman and Visagie streets. The third [and last] construction of the prison finished in 1907 at 1 Kgosi Mampuru Street.Watch President Jacob Zuma tour the gallows at Pretoria Central PrisonWatch the ceremony of the museum opening and families of political prisoners talking about their healing#21 The Unknown Miner, JohannesburgThe Unknown Miner is a casting of the original prototype of The Diamond Diggers sculptor Herman Wald created in the 1950s. This statue stands at Wits University in Johannesburg. (Image:HermanWaldExhibition.com)The Chamber of Mines building for the Engineering and the Built Environment Faculty at the University of Witwatersrand’s (Wits) is not just the home for students and staff of these departments. It is also the home of Herman Wald’s The Unknown Miner for more than three years.According to the website hermanwald.com, the monument was erected to recognise the hard work of the unacknowledged miners of Johannesburg that established the ‘City of Gold’ in 1886.In the late 1950s, Harry Oppenheimer commissioned Wald [1906 – 1970], a sculptor, to create two works to celebrate the life and achievement of his father, Sir Ernest Oppenheimer.One was The Diamond Diggers situated in Kimberley, and the other is The Stampede, otherwise known as The Impala Fountain, in Johannesburg.The prototype consisted of five figures holding up a sieve that forms the Diamond Diggers Fountain installed in Kimberley in 1959. Wald’s sons then began production of The Unknown Miner in 2011 and erected it at Wits University in November of that year.Watch the history behind Herman Wald and his sculpturesWatch Louis Wald talking about his father Herman’s struggle as an artistWatch students and experts on Wits’ campus talk about the Engineering Faculty – the home of The Unknown Miner#22 The Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg The Apartheid Museum in Joburg opened in 2001 and has become a must-see for locals and visitors. (Image: Brand South Africa)Joburg’s Apartheid Museum, assembled by a multi-disciplinary team of architects, curators, film-makers, historians and designers, takes the visitor on a powerful emotional journey into South Africa’s past. It brings to life the story of a state-sanctioned system based solely on racial discrimination.The museum features large photographs, metal cages and monitors replaying scenes from South Africa prior to 1994. It is situated next to the Gold Reef City casino and theme park, five kilometres south of Joburg’s city centre.It has become one of Johannesburg’s leading tourist attractions, an almost obligatory stop for visitors and residents alike.After a few hours at the Apartheid Museum you will feel that you were in South Africa’s townships in the 1970s and ’80s, dodging police bullets or teargas canisters, marching and toyi-toyiing with thousands of schoolchildren, or carrying the body of a comrade into a nearby house.See this for more:“It is not only important to tell the apartheid story, but it is also important to show the world how we have overcome apartheid. There certainly is a lesson for other countries, and this [is] related through the complexity and sheer power of the installations,” explains the museum’s director, Christopher Till.Source: South African History OnlineWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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South African fans’ guide to Rio 2016 – Week 1 (3-12 August)

first_img2 AugustThe Summer Olympic Games begin on 5 August, with South African track star and official flag-bearer Wayde van Niekerk leading the South African team of 137 athletes into the Maracanã Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the opening ceremony.Over two weeks, a worldwide audience of more than 30 million will have to navigate wall-to-wall sport action, and for any patriotic South African sport fan, it’s vital to have the all the details of when athletes from the national team are featured.Here is a guide to important Olympic events featuring participants from Team South Africa at Rio 2016. You can also check out the South African athletes’ social media profiles to stay up to date with their preparations and send them some good luck.Please note the time differences between Rio and South Africa – South Africa is five hours ahead of Brazil. All times in this guide are local South African times.Times and events are subject to change. Consult the official Rio Olympics 2016 website or the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc) website for more details about events and participants.Also check your television service provider for detailed schedules.You can follow all the South African Olympic action on Sascoc’s social media platforms:Facebook,Twitter, andYouTube.Week 1Wednesday-Thursday, 3-4 AugustFootballThe Games may not be officially under way yet, but the pool games for men’s and women’s football begin before the opening ceremony.Banyana Banyana play their first game against Sweden at 18:00 on 3 August, while the men’s team play hosts Brazil on 4 August at 12:00.See the dates below for the times of the remaining games.Friday, 5 AugustOpening ceremony – starts at 23:00The good news is that South Africa will feature early in the extended alphabetical team presentation, known traditionally as the Parade of Nations, as it is custom to use the host’s official language to determine the order. South Africa in Brazilian Portuguese is Africa do Sol, so the team will follow Greece – as originators of the Olympic Games – and Afghanistan.Keep a look out for Van Niekerk as the team flag-bearer and what the athletes will be wearing.Saturday, 6 August13:00: RowingThe rowing competition begins today and ends on 13 August. South Africa has qualified five boats for the men’s and women’s pair and four-person rowing categories. Team captains and pair rowers John Smith and James Thompson won gold in London in 2012.Included in the team are London veteran Lee-Ann Persse and newcomers Kate Christowitz, Ursula Grobler and Kirsten McCann.14:30: Men’s road cycling raceFeaturing South Africa’s Daryl Impey and Louis Meintjies. South African-born Chris Froome (the 2016 Tour de France winner) will be racing for Team Great Britain.The part I love most about SA ! pic.twitter.com/TEA9FX59dJ— Daryl Impey (@darylimpey) October 11, 2016Thanks @FuryFord4ways . . Amazing car?? pic.twitter.com/6SeMCDljtU— Louis (@LouisMeintjes) October 20, 2016…when you’ve smashed 2016 & you’re ready to take on 2017 ?? pic.twitter.com/cUyr8zY9j9— Chris Froome (@chrisfroome) November 1, 2016 15:00 (throughout the day): Equestrian dressage, featuring Tanya Seymour18:00-21:00: Swimming heats400m freestyle featuring Myles BrownFeeling great! 16 days to go! #Rio2016 Thanks @NUTRITECHFIT #trainlikeapro pic.twitter.com/TYHQifm1va— Devon Myles Brown (@MylesBrown_swim) July 20, 2016400m individual medley featuring Michael Meyer and Sebastien RousseauGoldfish with the SA boys (?: @happy_hollydays) pic.twitter.com/uExolrmjH3— Sébastien Rousseau (@sebdrousseau) October 9, 2016Wildcat Michael Meyer qualified for the Olympics in the 400IM representing South Africa! #RoadToRio #ArizonaElite pic.twitter.com/YqELghNqv6— ArizonaSwimDive (@ArizonaSwimDive) April 14, 2016100m breaststroke heats featuring Cameron van der BurghSunday, 7 August00:00: Women’s football. Captain Janine van Wyk leads South Africa in their second game of the tournament, against ChinaHere is the 2016/17 kit for @Banyana_Banyana and @BafanaBafana . ????? @nikefootballza pic.twitter.com/ASSEOiJkgg— Janine Van Wyk (@Janinevanwyk5) November 2, 201617:00: Women’s road cycling race featuring Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio and An-Li Kachelhoffer.Not everyday that you get 3 National Champions on the podium in SA. #SomethingSpecial Well done @KimLeCourt pic.twitter.com/XdqwJY0rTD— An-Li Kachelhoffer (@anli_k) October 16, 2016Overwhelmed by all the lovely messages I’ve received! Grateful for all the love! For sure I will heal fast with all this support ? #ThankYou pic.twitter.com/NhX0i24RU4— Ashleigh Moolman (@ashleighcycling) October 25, 2016 18:00-21:00: SwimmingOlympic, World and Commonwealth Games champion Chad le Clos featuring in the 200m freestyle heats. Myles Brown attempting to qualify for the same event. Christopher Reid is in the 100m backstroke heatMe and @bigbertleclos freshly shaved for @MovemberRSA raising money for men’s health. Sign up and donate here: https://t.co/Z6yyEEnwWX pic.twitter.com/BLEaaAvLPA— Chad Le Clos (@chadleclos) November 2, 2016Alabama Swimming Goes Commando https://t.co/SlGmOjAYjm pic.twitter.com/26rsBgT0QB— SwimSwam (@swimswamnews) October 30, 201620:00-22:00: DivingvJulia Vincent is only the second South African to participate in an Olympic diving event. Vincent features in the 3m springboard competitionHere are the champs!The #Gamecocks earn the program’s 3rd SEC Title and first since 2011. #ForeverToThee pic.twitter.com/m7K8e17tyC— Gamecock W. Soccer (@GamecockWSoccer) October 23, 2016Monday, 8 August00:00: Men’s football. Coach Owen da Gama inspires South Africa in their second game of the tournament, against Denmark.17:00-21:00: Open water canoeing, featuring London 2012 bronze medallist Bridgitte Hartley competing in the Women’s K-1 500m. Hartley was named the best female paddler in the world in 2015, so chances are good she can improve on her London success this year.The 2016 @umpethacanoe winners! Congrats @sbonelokhwela and @for_bridgitte (Photos: Anthony Grote/@GameplanMedia) pic.twitter.com/cdj5jTkDWc— KZNDeptSport&Rec (@KZNDSRSA) November 1, 2016Tuesday, 9 August03:00-05:00: Swimming. Men’s 200m butterfly semi-final, possibly featuring Chad le Clos and the US’s Michael Phelps rematch from London 2012. Also on the cards: the 100m backstroke final and 200m freestyle final; both could feature South African swimmers16:00-22:00: Sevens rugby. Pool matches featuring the Blitzbokke against Spain and France. The team takes on Australia on 10 August at 16:00 to battle for a place in the quarter-finals later in the day and then the final games on 11 August, from 16:00Hard at work again today are the #Blitzboks#[email protected]@[email protected]_en#teamSArisepic.twitter.com/5OcPdvptjY— Springbok Sevens (@Blitzboks) July 19, 201618:00-20:00: Swimming. 200m breaststroke heats featuring Cameron van der Burgh, and the men’s freestyle relay with South Africa represented by Van Der Burgh, Chad le Clos, Sebastien Rousseau and Christopher ReidWednesday, 10 August02:00: Women’s football. South Africa versus Brazil03:00-06:00: Swimming. A possible Chad le Clos in a 200m butterfly final, plus Cameron van Der Burgh in 200m breaststroke final, and a men’s relay final22:00: Men’s football. South Africa’s third game, against IraqThursday, 11 August13:00-22:00: Badminton. Jacob Maliekal tries to shuttlecock his way through the heats to earn a place in the playoffs later in the day. Heats are from 11-13 August, with the quarter-finals and semis later in the week. The men’s singles final is on 20 August.Congrats @JacobMaliekal on making South Africa so proud! It was an honour having you on #TopBilling! #badminton pic.twitter.com/TZgAVLBN6O— Topbilling (@SABC3Topbilling) August 18, 201612:00-21:00: Golf. The four-day men’s competition starts, with South Africans Brandon Stone and Jaco van Zyl participating. This is first time golf has been included in the Olympic Games since 1904In almost 12hrs my first #FinalSeries begins. Beyond excited I must be honest, not sure how I’m going to sleep tonight ?#TurkishAirlinesOpen pic.twitter.com/vujrMTbBX4— Brandon Stone (@BrandonMStone) November 2, 2016The face says it all #press pic.twitter.com/mJn2qAt0jj— Jaco Van Zyl (@JacoVanZylGolf) November 2, 201618:00-20:30: Swimming. The 50m freestyle heats feature Douglas Erasmus and Brad Tandy, plus Chad le Clos again in action in the 100m butterfly heats{LIVE} 1/2 Finale : 50 freestyle men with @Doug_E4 @Clement_Mignon #govorovandriu and #grechinandrey #mareswim pic.twitter.com/geb7sqRTZw— MareNostrum Swim (@MareNostrumswim) June 5, 2016 @bradtandy02 Best wishes for the Olympics #RoadtoRio #teamSArise ? pic.twitter.com/X1MkLiPZOF— MartiniArtGlass (@MartiniCoetzee) July 23, 2016Friday, 12 AugustWomen’s football. Quarter-finals03:00-06:00: Swimming. Brad Tandy, Douglas Erasmus and Chad le Clos in action in the semi-finals and finals of their respective events14:00-18:00: Athletics gets into full swing today, with South Africans Dominique Scott in the women’s 10km track event and Reinhardt van Rensburg in the 800m heats. Van Rensburg is a 2016 African Championships bronze medallist. Scott is coming off a successful two years in the United States, running for the University of Arkansas. She is the current 5 000m and 10 000m National Collegiate Athletic Association championSince I was a little girl I dreamed of running professionally…Thanks to @adidasrunning that dream is now a reality pic.twitter.com/lGf8zhYgeK— DOM • SCOTT-EFURD (@domscottrunSA) July 9, 201619:30: South African walkers Lebogang Shange and Wayne Snyman participate in the 20km walk race. Shange won gold at the 2015 African GamesCaster Semenya wins 800m #gold in 1:55.28 NR for South Africa.#Rio2016 #Athletics pic.twitter.com/cH5WhXzGGf— IAAF (@iaaforg) August 21, 2016Awesome day yesterday @Skechers_SA range presentation! Falling more in love with their shoes everyday! Thank you for having me! #blessed pic.twitter.com/BlURUUDf5i— Anel Oosthuizen (@anel_oosthuizen) October 29, 2016Source: Official Rio Olympics 2016 websiteWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast — January 24, 2018

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest 180124_RyanMartinToday should be the coldest day of the week over most of the state. We saw cold air start to blast in behind a second cold front yesterday, and today, Canadian high pressure drifts right over the top of Ohio. This will keep temps mostly below freezing over a majority of the state, but down south we can see temps do slightly better. We also expect more sun through the day today than we have seen this week so far.Tomorrow will not see good southwest winds develop until late in the day. So, we likely see temps a little better than today, but will put full moderation of temps off for 1 more day. The winds pick up in intensity going into Friday, and that will be where we see the biggest temperatures jump. Friday temps will be well above normal statewide, followed by similar conditions SaturdayRains move into Ohio later Saturday in the afternoon, although clouds build sooner than that. Rains Saturday into early Sunday still look to be from .25”-1”, with the lower end of the range north and west, and the upper end of the range in south and east. The map shows rain totals through midday Sunday. Cold air rushing in behind the front for Sunday still looks like it will not catch up to some of the moisture over the eastern part of the state, so at this time, we are taking mention of snow out of our Sunday forecast. The moisture looks to be more compact along this front and not drawn out, so that limits the chances. In fact, we see no serious precipitation by Sunday afternoon and Sunday evening. . However, cold air will move over the state Sunday, as Canadian high pressure returns and temps go below normal.North and northwest winds may create a bit of lake effect snow on Monday, but accumulations are minor. The normal lake effect areas will be watched closely, but only flurries are expected in many areas.Southwest winds are back for Wednesday, making another high on our temperature roller coaster. WE expect above normal temps for Wednesday and Thursday as we flip the calendar. However, those southwest winds at midweek may be running from 15-30 mph, meaning wind chills will be in play and it will not be an exceptionally nice set up. Still, 40s and 50s can move in under the right circumstances.Strong winds usually signal a significant event upcoming. And, as we move into the 2nd, we could be looking at a very interesting storm complex. We had been watching a significant event for late the 3rd into the 4th, and that looks to come a little quicker now. The European model has nearly all the moisture coming with the cold air, meaning we would be looking at epic snows. However, other models are not as sure as of yet. An all snow set up looks tantalizing, but also does not look right to us this morning. We think we will see rain to start, and then a changeover to snow as cold air arrives. But, either way, the liquid available to this system would be upwards of 1 inch, meaning whatever happens, liquid equivalent precipitation will be significant. This is a system to watch, and we will be quick to update our thoughts as we move forward.The extended period has a minor clipper for the 4th into the 5th, and another clipper around the 8th. Cold air will be in for the entire area as we start off February, and that means these clippers will likely bring additional light snow.last_img read more

Medha Patkar on ‘satyagraha’ to seek rehabilitation of flood-affected in Madhya Pradesh

first_imgNarmada Bachao Andolan (NBA) founder Medha Patkar has started an indefinite protest over her demand for proper rehabilitation of the flood-affected people in Madhya Pradesh’s Barwani district and opening of gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam in neighbouring Gujarat. Earlier this month, the dam’s backwater level increased following heavy rains, creating a flood-like situation in some parts of the district. Around 100 people living in low-lying areas of Rajghat and Chhota Badda villages of the district were then shifted to safer places. The dam is built on the Narmada river in Gujarat.Ms. Patkar along with five other women sat on the indefinite ‘Narmada Chunauti Satyagraha’ on August 25 at Chhota Badda village, located about 25 km from here, which falls within the dam’s submergence area.“We had apprised the State government about our demands. Relief camps should have been set up at different villages in the area of submergence. The displaced have not been rehabilitated properly so far,” Ms. Patkar told reporters at the protest site. She said the rehabilitation does not mean giving ₹5 lakh to the affected households, and demanded that members of the affected families also be provided livelihood. At least 1,000 residents of the Chhota Badda village are still waiting for proper rehabilitation, she claimed. Meanwhile, the NBA in a statement said since the rehabilitation has yet been not completed, the gates of the Sardar Sarovar Dam should be opened so that settlements in its catchment area in Madhya Pradesh could be saved. The dam’s water level should not be allowed to exceed beyond 133 metre-mark as Gujarat is no more rain deficient and all its reservoirs have been filled, it said. The dams and reservoirs in Madhya Pradesh have also filled up following heavy rains. The rise in the dam’s water level would further increase the risk of submergence in its catchments areas in Madhya Pradesh.last_img read more