Local wrestlers from Red Bluff elementary and middle schools placed in the recent Top Fueler Winter Classic meet at Red Bluff High School.Top Fueler varsity wrestlers who placed in the Top Fueler Winter Classic include Austin Stole who was 3rd, Tyler Peterson was 2nd, Banion Dion was 3rd, Wyatt Rocha was 2nd, Jennifer Soto was 2nd, Dakota Bunn was 2nd and Seth Miller was 3rd. Top Fueler junior varsity wrestles who placed in the Winter Classic included Banion Dion 3rd, Sky Spangle 3rd and …
10 April 2015The grave of Chris Hani, the assassinated leader of the South African Communist Party and chief of staff of Umkhonto we Sizwe‚ the armed wing of the African National Congress‚ will be declared a heritage site as South Africa commemorates the 22nd anniversary of his death.President Jacob Zuma‚ who will attend the commemoration of Hani’s death in Boksburg‚ Ekurhuleni on Friday‚ will also unveil the Chris Hani Memorial and Walk of Remembrance Monument.The day’s events will also include a wreath-laying ceremony at Hani’s gravesite and a memorial lecture at the Germiston Lake Park to be delivered by Mineral Resources Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi.Watch: ‘Hani’s assassination was SA’s breaking point’Courtesy The History Channel UK10 April 1993On 10 April 1993, Hani was shot and killed in the driveway of his home in Boksburg, east of Johannesburg, by Januzs Walus, an anti-Communist Polish refugee who had close links to the white nationalist Afrikaner Weerstandsbeweging (AWB).Walus and Clive Derby-Lewis, at the time a Conservative Party member of Parliament, were sentenced to death for Hani’s murder, but ironically were saved from the gallows by South Africa’s new Constitution, which rules out the death penalty.Derby-Lewis was denied medical parole in February 2015 “because he lied and has not shown remorse for his hand in the killing of the people’s hero”, Jovial Rantao wrote in the Sunday Independent.Hani’s death came at a critical time for South Africa, with negotiators still busy hammering out the agreements that would enable the country to hold its first democratic elections a year later.It was Nelson Mandela, president of the ANC, who stepped up to prevent the widespread anger at Hani’s murder from spilling over into bloodshed.Appearing on state television, Mandela said: “To the youth of South Africa, we have a special message: You have lost a great hero. You have repeatedly shown that your love of freedom is greater than that most precious gift, life itself. But you are the leaders of tomorrow. Your country, your people, your organisation need you to act with wisdom. A particular responsibility rests on your shoulders.”SAinfo reporter and SAnews.gov.za
Ray MaotaAdd this green ribbon to your Facebook profile image to show your support for organ donation. Organ donation and transplantation is represented internationally with a symbolic green ribbon. (Image: Flickr)August is Women’s Month as well as Organ Donation Awareness Month and the awesome foursome of Love Life; Gift Life are on a mission to combine both elements in their newest campaign.Fawn Rogers, Siobhan Scallan, Shaylene Perry and Alice Voigt founded Love Life; Gift Life to heighten the level of organ donor awareness in South Africa.On 7 July, the foursome led the Save 7 Lives campaign on International Save 7 Lives Day to much success on social media. The campaign trended globally on Twitter.ORGust CampaignTheir recent campaign, aptly named the #ORGust Campaign, is about the stories of unsung heroes of organ transplantation – specifically, stories of the women making a real impact.These are the stories of nurses, transplant coordinators, surgeons, doctors, psychologists, specialists, physiotherapists, academics and activists.Perry said the campaign will recognise the efforts made by these healthcare professionals in involved in organ transplants. “No transplant patient would be here today, if it were not for the extensive team of people, so often behind the scenes, making miracles happen.”Besides showcasing women working in transplantation, Perry said the organisation hopes all South Africans can show their support for Organ Donation Awareness Month.Love Life, Gift Life is encouraging South Africans to add a green ribbon – an international symbol for organ donation and transplantation – to their Facebook profile image this month.“We are all well aware of the reach social media has,” said Perry. “And after our successful #Save7Lives campaign went viral, we are optimistic that this campaign will also have a great impact within the online community.“By showing their support with the green ribbon, people are not only creating awareness for the cause but will undoubtedly give much needed hope to the thousands of disheartened patients awaiting a lifesaving transplant.”To show your support click HERE and add a green ribbon to your profile.Personal journeysThe four women who founded Love Life; Gift Life needed lung transplants for various reasons. Getting donor lungs and starting recovery has been a joyful experience.Fawn Rogers (Bi-lateral Lung Transplant Recipient- top left); Shaylene Perry (Single Lung Transplant Recipient- top right); Alice Vogt (Bi-lateral Lung Transplant Recipient- bottom left); and, Siobhan Scallan (Bi-lateral Lung Transplant Recipient- bottom right) are the founders of Love Life; Gift Life. (Image: Love Life; Gift Life)Rogers was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at a young age and had not been able to live a normal life until she got a donor in 2013.“The recovery was difficult but since I’ve been out I’ve had a completely new life. I have gone from being bedridden with tubes, relying on my mom, to working full-time,” she said.“I enjoy mundane things like going out for coffee and relaxing with friends and family. They also seem very happy to be able to do that with me.”Perry, who fell ill when she was 27, said: “My joy comes from now being able to be a mother and wife. There were years that going up the stairs was a mission and my daughter always knew mommy as being sick. Now I can be a mother to her.”
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Telangana’s first ‘child- friendly’ police station was on Thursday inaugurated at Medipally here, in association with Bachpan Bachao Andolan (BBA), founded by Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi. As part of the joint initiative, BBA will also organise a training session in order to raise awareness, sensitise and inform police personnel on the guidelines laid down by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) for establishing child-friendly police stations, an official release said. While highlighting the role of police in child-related issues, the organisation apprised the stakeholders on the importance of ensuring that no procedural provisions are disregarded while dealing with the distressed children, it said. Speaking at the inaugural event, Rachakonda Police Commissioner Mahesh M Bhagwat appreciated the efforts and role of BBA in constructing the state’s first child-friendly police station. With assistance from BBA, the child-friendly police station with “child-friendly corners” was decorated with wall paintings,furnished with beds, water coolers, in order to make children, visiting the police stations, comfortable and feel relaxed. Apart from this, books, toys and games have been made available, it said. Samir Mathur, CEO of BBA, said, “child-friendly police stations play a vital role in ensuring that every child has proper and timely access to justice. These police stations promise a facilitating environment and also encourage higher reporting of crimes relating to children.” Police said during the operation Smile and Operation Muskaan, a total of 1,884 children — 1,460 boys and 424 girls, were rescued in the limits of Rachakonda Commissionerate from 2017 till date. Rachakonda Police in association with other government departments and NGOs have already started’work site schools’ for rescued children from brickilns under ‘Brickline School’ where children of migrant labourers from Odisha are imparted education in their mother tongue.
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly did not rule out the idea of coaching the national cricket team, saying that he would want to appear for an interview in future.Ganguly is member of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Cricket Advisory Ccommittee (CAC) along with V.V.S. Laxman and Sachin Tendulkar, assigned to pick the next India head coach.The trio are set to interview 21 candidates, who have applied to be the head coach of the national team here on Tuesday afternoon.”I have never had the chance of giving an interview (for the team India coaching job). Hopefully someday will sit for it,” Ganguly said at an event in Kolkata where he announced the name of his book – ‘A century is not enough’.The book is not an autobiography though and deals with the challenges a sportsman faces. Ganguly is working with veteran journalist Gautam Bhattacharya to pen it down and Juggernaut Books are set to publish it sometime next year.WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUNDSpeaking about selecting the India coach, the 43-year-old said, “It’s amazing how life is. Twenty years back I first played for the country. Now I have the opportunity to select a coach. I messed it up in 2005-06 (indirectly pointing to the appointment of Greg Chappell when he was captaining India) and I have been given the opportunity again.””Honestly two and a half years ago I was thinking of being here myself, and now I am selecting one.”advertisement”This time I have support from Sachin, Laxman and the BCCI secretary, so hopefully we will be selecting the right person,” the former southpaw added.After the interviews, the panel will recommend the names to BCCI President Anurag Thakur, who is currently in Dharamsala for the board’s first ever four-day annual conclave from Tuesday.The board’s working committee, which will meet on the final day of the conclave is likely to put the rubber stamp on the new head coach, a post which has been lying vacant since Zimbabwean Duncan Fletcher’s contract ended in March 2015.