WATCH: Brand South Africa advert showcases the diverse South African people

first_imgSouth Africans are resilient, innovative and diverse. The latest Brand South Africa advert showcases these traits succinctly.South Africans are united in their diversity. Brand South Africa calls on all of us to take pride in our nation, and believe in the strength of our people. (Images: Brand South Africa).Developed as marketing material to promote and enhance South Africa’s nation brand reputation and perception, this advert highlights our people as a strength of the nation brand. It aims to communicate and reinforce our positive attributes such as our resilience, innovation, unity in diversity, and our ambition.To South Africans: take pride in your nation, stand tall and believe in the strength of our people.last_img read more

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John Havlicek, Boston Celtics Great, Dies at 79

first_imgBOSTON — John Havlicek, the Boston Celtics great whose steal of Hal Greer’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference final against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. He was 79.The Celtics said the Hall of Famer died Thursday in Jupiter, Florida. The cause of death wasn’t immediately available. The Boston Globe said he had Parkinson’s disease.Gravel-voiced Johnny Most’s radio call of the 1965 steal — “Havlicek stole the ball! Havlicek stole the ball!” — helped make the play one of the most enduring moments in NBA history.“John Havlicek is one of the most accomplished players in Boston Celtics history, and the face of many of the franchise’s signature moments,” the Celtics said in a statement. “He was a champion in every sense, and as we join his family, friends, and fans in mourning his loss, we are thankful for all the joy and inspiration he brought to us.”Nicknamed “Hondo” for his resemblance to John Wayne, Havlicek was drafted in the first round in 1962 out of Ohio State by a Celtics team stocked with stars Bill Russell, Bob Cousy, K.C. Jones, Sam Jones, Tom Sanders, Tom Heinsohn and Frank Ramsey.Boston won NBA championships in his first six years with the team.FILE – In this May 3, 1968 file photo, Boston Celtics general manager Red Auerbach hugs Bill Russell, left, and John Havlicek, right, in Los Angeles, The Boston Celtics say Hall of Famer John Havlicek, whose steal of Hal Green’s inbounds pass in the final seconds of the 1965 Eastern Conference finals against the Philadelphia 76ers remains one of the most famous plays in NBA history, has died. The team says Havlicek died Thursday, April 25, 2019 at age 79. (AP Photo/File)Then, as the veteran players gradually moved on, Havlicek became the team’s elder statesman and moved up to become a starter. The team won championships in 1973-74 and 1975-76 with Havlicek leading teams that included Dave Cowens and Jo Jo White.Havlicek went on to win eight NBA championships and an NBA Finals MVP award, setting Celtics career records for points and games. He was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History and enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 1984. At Ohio State, he helped lead the Buckeyes to the 1960 national championship.As much as his deadly jump shot or his heroics in Boston’s triple-overtime NBA finals victory over Phoenix in 1976, Havlicek was known for his durability. He played at least 81 games in each of his 15 seasons with the Celtics and he didn’t just play: He was on the run constantly and was perpetually in motion.In his NBA career he scored 26,395 points in 1,270 games. He seldom rested.“The Boston Celtics are not a team, they are a way of life,” Red Auerbach once said. And no one personified the Celtic way more than Havlicek.His No.17 was raised to the rafters in old Boston Garden and now resides in TD Garden, retired soon after he retired in 1978.Born April 8, 1940, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, Havlicek became a standout athlete at Bridgeport High School in a small coal-mining town of 2,500 near Wheeling, West Virginia.The 6-foot-5 Havlicek was also an outstanding football and baseball player in high school and was given a tryout by the Cleveland Browns after graduating from college.As a sophomore at Ohio State, he scored 12.2 points a game as the Buckeyes won the national championship, beating California 75-55 in the final. His junior and senior years, Ohio State again won the Big Ten titles and made it to the NCAA title game but lost to Cincinnati each time. During Havlicek’s three years at Ohio State, the Buckeyes went 78-6, dominating most games unlike any team up to that time.All five starters from Ohio State’s title team in 1960 — which included Jerry Lucas and future Celtic teammate Larry Siegfried — played in the NBA. Backup Bob Knight went to a Hall of Fame coaching career.Havlicek remained in Boston after his retirement, managing investments. He later split time between New England and Florida. He occasionally returned to Ohio State for reunions of the championship team and Celtics events. His Ohio State number was retired during ceremonies in the 2004-2005 season.By: Kyle Hightower, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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SEC under threat by TMC Sinha

first_imgKolkata: BJP national secretary Rahul Sinha today alleged that the State Election Commissioner (SEC) has been subjected to threats by the ruling party on panchayat polls and said he should inform the court about it in a private statement. The SEC A K Singh had even told a BJP delegation that his mobile phone “is tapped and the land line calls are recorded,” Sinha told a press conference here.”The announcement of a one-phase panchayat poll on May 14 has been made under threat and intimidation by the ruling Trinamool Congress leaders and ministers. The SEC should apprise the court of the situation in a private statement to clear the air,” Sinha said. Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsDemanding the May-14 panchayat poll date be scrapped, Sinha said the panchayat polls should be conducted by the SEC under the supervision of the High Court.”The entire state is looking at the High Court. The Panchayat Minister Subrata Mukherjee had said it was the duty of the SEC to ensure security during the panchayat elections.But who will ensure the security of the SEC who is under serious threat”, the former party president of West Bengal unit said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedHe alleged that democracy was being throttled in West Bengal by the TMC which had prevented the opposition to file nomination papers in over 20,000 seats or 34 per cent of total seats in panchayats.He said till May 4, seven BJP functionaries had been killed in panchayat-related clashes, 412 party workers hospitalised and 38 functionaries missing.On deployment of central forces in the state, Sinha said even if the forces were requisitioned they would be confined to camps and not be deployed. For this reason “we call for holding of panchayat poll under the supervision of the judiciary.” To a question on demand for imposition of Central rule in state, Sinha said “we don’t want imposition of President’s Rule which will give ammunition to a discredited Trinamool Congress which is already on its way out.”He said “BJP will be gainer in a one-day poll as TMC won’t be able to carry musclemen from one part to another on a single date, but the need of the hour is to uphold the spirit of democracy.”last_img read more

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Would adding Web 20 technology help my web design business

first_imgAugust 8, 2007 Free Webinar | Sept. 9: The Entrepreneur’s Playbook for Going Global It depends on what your business objectives are and in what direction you’re taking the business. Web 2.0 technology is great – that’s my area of expertise – but, it can be a distraction if not implemented correctly or for the right reasons.Good luck! min read Growing a business sometimes requires thinking outside the box. Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Register Now »last_img read more

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