FRISCO, Texas – Vanderbilt’s Maria Bulanova is the Southland Conference’s Bowler of the Month for February, the league announced Thursday. All Southland monthly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Bulanova led the Commodores’ to one of its best months in program history as an anchor and recorded her third career MVP performance at the Prairie View Invitational, where No. 2 Vanderbilt took second. The junior ranks first in individual scoring average among the Southland Bowling League averaging 21.42 over 387 frames played.February 2019 Bowler of the Month: Maria Bulanova, Vanderbilt – Junior – Moscow, RussiaThe Moscow, Russia, native was the individual champion at the Prairie View Invitational with the highest average (227.67) among the 78 participating bowlers in a field that included 10 ranked teams. Bulanova followed it up with a second-place finish at Sunshine State and helped Vandy to a win at the Ladyjack Classic with a seventh-place performance.Honorable Mention: Carlene Beyer, Stephen F. Austin; Tiera Gulum, Tulane.Southland Bowlers of the Month are voted upon by the league’s sports information directors. Voting for one’s own bowler is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Anil Murthy has granted an interview to the magazine The Athletic, something unusual since the president does not frequent the media. In it, the manager values his stay in Valencia with an 8/10, makes it clear what kind of coaches Peter Lim wants, and clarifies that, however much a technician achieves sporting merits, if he does not follow the guidelines set by Meriton he will be fired. Thus, in the interview granted to The athletic and translated by Paco Polit in sports plazaMurthy also assumes that Lim is not happy with the way he communicates his initiatives for the club and that people “don’t care” if we represent them, what they want “is to see us win.”Marcelino’s departure. “I understand that people thought things were going well, but since June there were problems because the coach and the general manager began to disagree with the idea of the club we wanted. We let them go and people treated us crazy, after the defeat against Barcelona the atmosphere was extremely hostile, especially against me. They told us we were tearing up the club, but Lim has to look and defend the entity beyond the short term. ” Model Trainer “We want a technician who bet on the quarry and who dares to put them on the pitch. We want that coach to say: “I am only an official, I am not the star here, the players are and I will bet on them, because if I am in Valencia it is to execute the instructions of the owner as an official”. In addition, we also understand that the coach wants to recommend good investments, but that these are not to win on Monday, but so that Lim has a sustainable model of investment and sales during subsequent years. ”Technician discrepancies. “The coach who does not follow our guidelines already knows where the door is. There are a thousand trainers waiting to train Valencia, I guarantee it. If you follow Lim’s instructions you can stay here forever, but if you start to diverge from club policy, you can win the Champions League, which the next day you will be fired. ”Rigidity. “We already say it clearly: we manage the club, the owner knows what he wants. We have to have the courage to tell anyone, no matter if he gets good results or not popular that is in the city. If a player publicly criticizes the club or the owner we will be clear and we will tell them.“ Player reviews. “Yes, it is true that they defended Marcellin, but we have to have the guts to make it clear that someone has put more than 200 million pounds to buy the club And the ideas you are having shows that you are growing well. Over time we will reach a 10 out of 10 “.Personal assessment “I wear an eight. Not for the results, but for the courage I have had to continue in the direction we had decided. “Aspects to improve. “Mr. Lim always tells us that nor are you satisfied with the way we communicate your ideas for the club. We have improved our digital area and we are creating links with local companies. “Criticisms of the fans. “There are people in Valencia who does not exceed losing their club to a foreign investor. The only way we have to deal with it is to get rid of all the violent people we can identify … I won’t stop until everyone is out. “Ultra reviews. “Years ago there were times when when returning after a defeat some fans, who are called that but are not, threw stones at the bus. Not all ultras are criminals, but those who do those things are. We got rid of them because they are a minority no matter how much noise they make. That time was complicated, Gary Neville had it very difficult because it was a stage of turbulence, sometimes when I see him I tell him and he takes it with good humor. ”Support fans. I am an Indian face that comes from Singapore as president and I have never been nominated to Valencian society. Many people do not see me as a legitimate club representative. I speak of a very small group of people, some local journalists, some people who used to send here. Nevertheless, when I go down the street people are on our side, There are no financial problems, we have played the Champions three times, there are good players. People want us to win, they don’t care if we represent them or not. Those people make noise because they are 1%.Premier comparison. Today we are at the economic level of Leicester or the West Ham.
SBP starts hosting preps by observing in 2019 Fiba World Cup in China Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award It was in the fifth set that Cruz finally showed off her chops when she punished Petron setter Rhea Dimaculangan with an off-the-block kill that gave F2 a 10-3 lead.Cruz then delivered the Cargo Movers to match point territory with a service ace, 14-4, before Perez ended the match with a booming kill.“Deep in my heart, I know I have the spirit that I really want to play, I want to contribute for the team,” said Cruz. “And I think it was just perfect timing that I was in the game and I was able to deliver.”ADVERTISEMENT Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense “When we were given the chance to take the fourth set, we knew that we wanted to claim the game and that we can comeback from a deficit,” said Cruz in Filipino Thursday at Filoil Flying V Centre.READ: F2 forces rubber match for PSL Grand Prix title, survives PetronFEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkF2 was down two sets to one in the fourth set and immediately looked at a 0-9 deficit at the start of the period, but the Cargo Movers mounted a 13-4 run that tied the scores at 13-13.Maria Perez then capped off another one of F2’s run, a 9-3 spurt, to give the Cargo Movers a 22-18 lead. View comments OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson F2 captain Cha Cruz. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen F2 Logistics needed a heroine in Game 2 of the Philippine Super Liga Grand Prix Finals, skipper Cha Cruz took the majestic route and willed the Cargo Movers in an inspired clutch performance.Cruz, who finished with 10 points, said it all started with their mentality that they can, and will, send the championship round to a third game after their comeback Game 2 victory, 25-20, 24-26, 14-25, 25-19, 15-4, against Petron.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES
Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year SMB’s Fajardo expects tougher games ahead after squeaker over Magnolia “We’re still adjusting to each other, hopefully by the second game we can play a lot better,” said Madayag.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “It’s better to lose at first than when you just keep on winning and then suddenly you lose one,” said Madayag in Filipino Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“This was a learning experience for us because we knew what we still have to improve on and work on after this loss.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAnd the area of improvement Madayag was pointing to was their chemistry on the floor.Almost half of the team’s roster is new with Jia Morado, Kim Gequillana, Mich Morente, Gizelle Tan, Jamie Lavitoria, and Ana Gopico having left the Lady Eagles’ roost. Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE — Maddie Madayag. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo had a disappointing start to its campaign in the UAAP Season 80 women’s volleyball tournament after losing to Far Eastern University in five sets, 19-25, 25-21, 18-25, 25-20, 15-9.Team captain Maddie Madayag, however, knows the loss will ultimately help them in the long run.ADVERTISEMENT Fillling up the positions are a bunch of rookies and former Team B members in Bettina Abella, Sydney Eleazar, Candice Gequillana, Jenelle Lo, Vanessa Baguiwet, Annarie Basa, and Dani Ravena.“We’re still gelling as a team,” said Madayag who had four points against the Lady Tamaraws. “We still fought, it’s just that we couldn’t get away from all the errors because we really had a lot of errors earlier.”Ateneo committed 40 errors in the match, and even FEU’s last point were off a Lady Eagle miscue when Kat Tolentino sent the ball beyond the Lady Tamaraws’ baseline.And it wasn’t just the errors that plagued Ateneo, the Lady Eagles also allowed FEU to score 20 service aces, with the last three proving to be crucial for the Lady Tamaraws.With the score tied at 9, Toni Rose Basas found the sweet spot in Ateneo’s defense three straight times while positioned at the service zone that put FEU up 12-9.ADVERTISEMENT Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track
Flashback Rep. Waylee being escorted to the Monrovia City Court by armed state securityDays after Magistrate Kennedy Peabody of the Monrovia City Court held authorities of the Liberia National Police (LNP) in contempt for “refusing to follow-up” on Grand Gedeh County District#2 Representative Morias Waylee’s alleged rape case, the magistrate yesterday disclosed that the trial has been abandoned by the prosecution. “I don’t know what is happening with the case because the government charged Rep. Waylee and his wife, but the prosecution is yet to ask for any assignment to continue with the matter,” Peabody said. “You cannot blame the court for not doing much to proceed with the matter; it is the accusers that should come to court to make assignment if they are not doing so. Because we were interested to have a speedy trial of this matter, we were even compelled to fine authorities of the LNP for their unwillingness to prosecute Rep. Waylee, but they have refused to do anything to have the case resumed.”Rep. Waylee was reported to have impregnated his 12 year old niece (name withheld) who was reportedly staying with him but was later moved to an unknown location after the alleged rape was reported, with the intent to destroy evidence. The incident allegedly took place in May this year, according to a local newspaper. The girl’s father was also reported to be Rep. Waylee’s driver.The Liberia National Police arrested the lawmaker and charged him and his wife with multiple crimes that included criminal conspiracy in violation of chapter 10.4. However, due to insufficient information, the LNP could not charge him with rape. The lawmaker was also charged with ‘tampering with witness,’ which is a violation of Chapter 12 sub-chapter C 1240b1 and Chapter 12 sub-chapter C section 12.411, according to the Revised Penal Code of the Republic of Liberia. To obtain a conviction for sexual assault, the prosecutor must prove all of the elements of the statute beyond a reasonable doubt. In other words, if the government fails to prove even one element of the crime, the defendant will be acquitted, a legal expert explained.It may be recalled that Inspector General Col. Gregory Coleman said, “With the investigation thus far by the LNP, along with its collaborating partners, it has been established that a minor named Regina Barway, known to be a niece of Rep. Waylee, has lived with him and was in school through his sponsorship at a school in Careysburg, along the Kakata-Monrovia highway. We have come to make it known that Hon. Waylee has been arrested and charged. His actions are in violation of our penal code.”He added: “In view of the evidence gathered and circumstances surrounding this matter the investigation has resolved to charge suspect Morias Waylee and Wedeh Waylee, the wife of the suspect, with criminal conspiracy in violation of chapter 10.4. And in addition to that, for tampering with witness, which is in violation of Chapter 12 sub-chapter C 1240b1; and Chapter 12 sub-chapter C section 12.411, for tampering with the criminal investigation – all of which contravene the Revised Penal Code of the Republic of Liberia.” Col. Coleman said at the time that the suspect, who was not charged with rape, was not overlooked because the investigation was still ongoing, and there is a need to establish all the facts to make sure the act was committed before coming up with such a charge.It is the opinion of legal experts that the prosecution’s lack of drive in the case is simply because the case against the lawmaker has not been established beyond a reasonable doubt, which means the LNP has not been able to accumulate substantive evidence to prosecute the lawmaker. “The LNP’s statement that there is a need to establish all the facts to make sure the act was committed,” said a legal expert, “is an admission that police investigators don’t have facts to prosecute the case.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
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Idrissa Sylla and Yeni Ngbakoto are in the QPR starting line-up for the game at Loftus Road.Sylla partners Matt Smith up front for Rangers, with Conor Washington dropping to the bench along with Pavel Wszolek.Bottom side Rotherham are without the suspended Joe Mattock. They have former QPR striker Dexter Blackstock on the bench.QPR: Smithies, Furlong, Onuoha, Lynch, Bidwell, Ngbakoto, Hall, Freeman, Luongo, Sylla, Smith.Subs: Ingram, Washington, Goss, Mackie, Wszolek, Manning, Morrison. Rotherham: Price; Vaulks, Ajayi, Belaid, Purrington; Taylor, Adeyemi, Frecklington, Newell, Ward, Yates.Subs: Bilboe, Warren, Smallwood, Forde, Bray, Morris, Blackstock. Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Professors protest clarification of a Christian college’s statement of belief that affirms “creation” includes a literal Adam and Eve.According to an AP story posted on the Times News, professors overwhelmingly voted “no confidence” in a trustees’ “clarification” of its creation stance that “states that Adam and Eve were historical people who were not created from previously existing life forms.” The vote was 30-2 against the clarification by some of its 44 professors.According to the news article, the professors objected more to the process employed than to the statement itself. The trustees respond that it was a statement of “clarification,” not a change to the statement of belief, which is supposed to be unalterable. It would seem Bible-believing professors, though, would welcome the clarification. World Magazine explains that some of the professors are cozying up with the theistic evolution staff of Biologos Foundation; that’s why they object to the clarification.Bryan College’s Statement of Belief is an eight-point doctrinal statement adopted at the time of the school’s founding in 1930. According to the school’s charter, the belief statement cannot be amended or changed, and trustees, officers, faculty, and staff must affirm it once a year. The fourth point in the statement says the school believes “that the origin of man was by fiat of God in the act of creation as related in the Book of Genesis; that he was created in the image of God; that he sinned and thereby incurred physical and spiritual death.”Such a clear statement seems self-explanatory. The trustees explain why they felt the clarification was necessary:Last month, the board of trustees adopted the following “clarification” statement: “We believe that all humanity is descended from Adam and Eve. They are historical persons created by God in a special formative act, and not from previously existing life forms.”Board Chairman John Haynes told me the clarification is not an amendment to the Statement of Belief, which may not be altered. “We are clarifying one point in the Statement of Belief, which has to do with the creation of Adam and Eve,” he said. “We’re saying this is the intent of that statement.”Asked why the board felt it was necessary to make such a clarification at this time, Haynes simply said, “There seems to be some question as to the intent of the Statement of Belief. That’s the bottom line.”The Blaze includes a video clip from the Chattanooga Times that claims professors are being “forced” to sign the clarification, and that students and alumni are joining in the protest on the grounds of “academic freedom.” The Blaze article states, though, that professors are being given opportunity to comment on the statement.Bryan College is named after William Jennings Bryan, who defended the Bible and creation in the famous Scopes Trial of 1925 in the college’s hometown, Dayton, Tennessee. Its motto is “Christ above all.”For one thing, all readers should be skeptical of the Associated Press. AP has an agenda and is fully capable of spinning facts to present a desired narrative. New Republic‘s article is even more biased, calling Bryan College an “extremely conservative” school that believes in “Biblical literalism,” making it sound like an inquisition is going on: “A Tennessee College is Forcing its Faculty to Swear They Believe Adam and Eve Existed.” World Magazine is a much more trustworthy source.If the professors are, in fact, objecting to belief in a real Adam and Eve, it’s a judgment on their scholarship, not on the Bible. People need to understand that academics are some of the worst people in the world when it comes to groupthink. Nobody in academia wants to be an outsider. Since progressivist liberals have taken over the universities of this country (and progressivism is built on the evolutionary worldview), the few stalwart Christian colleges feel that isolation.If the Bible-compromising profs want to go, let them go. Good riddance. They applied knowing what the college believes. They already signed a statement that God created man “by fiat” according to Genesis, and that “he” sinned, and that death was the judgment of that sin (not millions of years of death before he evolved). They should know that Jesus Christ believed in a literal Adam and Eve, a literal Fall, a literal Noah and a literal Flood. So did Paul and the apostles. If the professors love the world more than the Lord, let them go to the disgraced halls of secularism where terrorists are praised, where sexual orgies are promoted, and where conservatives are shouted down in the name of “free speech.” Let them sit in the gates of Sodom, and take part in its judgment, if togetherness with the mob is what they desire.As for their crocodile tears over “academic freedom,” what a laugh! Darwinists with their DODO Policy are the worst intolerant bigots anywhere in the ivy-walled ivory towers. Look how many innocent scholars have had their careers ruined by the Darwin Party (partial list on Evolution News & Views). Dare to doubt the Darwin religion, and you are at great risk, whether you are a professor, reporter, or employee involved with secular science. Oh, the irony! The poor, narrow-minded bigots “will be afraid to teach alternative creation theories.” Good grief. Try presenting any non-DODO alternative at Ball State or George Mason and watch the war erupt. We hope Bryan College will stand its ground, proud and free against the intolerant Darwin bigots (we need to call them what they are).If the profs go, the lines are drawn. Then we can debate them as secularists on the evidence. Let the theistic evolutionists defend the sorry record of human evolution (3/07/14). Let them explain upright, big-brained humans going hundreds of thousands of years grunting in caves rather than building cities or inventing technology. Let them explain the genetic evidence that not only supports the Genesis account (Thomas, ICR), but makes the secular millions-of-years story untenable (Jeanson, ICR). Let the Darwin-worshiping idolators force every Darwin-contradicting fact into Charlie’s myth. Let them toss their Bibles into the trash and show their true loyalty to Darwin-Baal (9/26/03, 9/14/07, 4/07/10). Better that than have them pretend to ascribe to “Christ above all.”Tip link: See Keaton Halley’s answer at CMI to the question, “Does the Bible trump all evidence?” (Visited 30 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
2 February 2013After progressing to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations top of their group, South Africa’s resolve and talent was put to the test by Mali in Durban on Saturday evening. Bafana Bafana gave their all, but it wasn’t quite enough as the Eagles advanced to the semi-finals.The match was decided from the penalty spot after the sides were level at 1-1 after extra time, with the Malians taking the shootout 3-1.Earlier in the day, Ghana had been made to fight hard for a place in the semi-finals by Cape Verde. The Black Stars won 2-0, with two late goals, the second in the last minute of additional time when Cape Verde’s goalkeeper was unluckily caught out at the wrong end of the field, as the islanders sought an equaliser.Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium was abuzz, swathed in yellow, vuvuzelas blasting, as Bafana Bafana and Mali, ranked 25th in the world, kicked off. The home team had grown in confidence and their performance had improved markedly through the course of their group matches, they clearly believed in coach Gordon Igesund, and they had the majority of the support behind them.Mali had finished second to Ghana in their group, but had looked composed in doing so, and captain Seydou Keita had shown himself to be one of the best midfielders on the continent. The question was how would they cope with a fired-up home team?Territorial advantageFrom the start, Bafana Bafana eagerly tried to close down Mali in the midfield, swarming the man on the ball. The tactic helped the South Africans to boss the territorial stakes in the early going.The first shot in anger, however, came from Keita, who let rip with a left-footed snorter from just outside the South African box. The shot, though, was a little too high and flew harmlessly behind for a goal kick.A penetrating run by May Mahlangu down the left set up Reneilwe Lesholonyane for a shot, but the Kaizer Chiefs’ midfielder failed to pull the trigger. Bafana, though, maintained possession and switched play to attack from the right. Mahlangu got onto the end of an inviting cross, but his header from in front of goal was a glancing one and well wide of the mark.Adama Tamboura was then called on to make an excellent tackle after Letsholonyane sent Tokelo Rantie free down the middle.Bafana Bafana looked full of running and were taking the game to the Eagles, but the Malians were soaking it up and trying to counter-attack.SA effective in midfieldIn the 21st minute, Mali’s goalkeeper Soumaila Diakite was called on to save from the feet of Rantie after a lovely weighted pass from Mahlangu played him into the box. Mahlangu, Letsholonyane and Dean Furman were combining effectively in the midfield.Each time Furman touched the ball, a rumble arose from the crowd, signaling their approval of the England-based player.Captain Bongani Khumalo was booked when he brought down Samassa after Mali played a good ball out of defence.Mali were then forced into a substitution, with Sigamary Diarra coming on for Samba Diakite, who had taken a blow to the head when he and Tshepo Masilela had both vied to header the same ball.Letsholonyane again played a clever ball to set up Rantie, but his shot was blocked and Bernard Parker’s attempt off the rebound was also blocked.Just before the half-hour, a cross come shot from Tamboura on the left forced Itumeleng Khune to dive to protect his top left-hand corner, but the ball passed narrowly over the South African goal.GoalMoments later, Bafana Bafana hit the front through Tokelo Rantie. Khune cleared quickly after fielding a free kick and found Mahlangu after two players collided. He picked out Thuso Phala on the left and Phala’s cross (or mishit shot) to the centre was met by Rantie, who had an open goal in front of him.Coach Gordon Igesund jumped to his feat, fist pumping, the crowd roared, South Africans flags waved happily and the hosts celebrated a 1-0 lead.Modibo Maiga managed a shot on target for Mali, but it was a tame one and Khune, whose distribution throughout the tournament has been first-rate, very nearly caught the Eagles out again with a pinpoint clearance.Mali were on the back foot and the belief and unity of the South African team was palpable. Igesund was animated as he directed his players from the sideline.With six minutes to go to the break, goal scorer Tokelo Rantie, who was limping after taking a knock, was booked by the referee for time wasting. He was replaced by Lehlohonolo Majoro shortly after that.UnmarkedMali were beginning to show more urgency on the attack and play had started to take place in the South African half. Fousseyni Diawara made a good run down the right and picked out Samba Sow on the top of the box, completely unmarked. Fortunately for the home team, Sow skied his shot.On 45 minutes, Keita picked out Diawarra on the left. He cut inside and fired off a shot, but Furman managed to head the goal-bound effort away.The teams turned with South Africa one goal to the good.Bafana Bafana began the second half as they had the first, pressing and taking the game into the Eagles’ territory. A promising move came to nought, however, when Tamboura nipped the ball off Mahlangu’s foot. The defender and South African winger Thuso Phala were having a superb end to end battle down the flank.Mahamane Traore was brought on 10 minutes into the half, with Mohammed Sissoko making way for him, as Mali sought an equaliser.Letsholonyane then picked out his club team-mate Lehonololoo Majoro with a defence-splitting pass, but the striker, under pressure from two covering defenders was unable to get off a shot.LevelIn the 58th minute, Mali drew level. After a good run into space, Samba Sow, who had been very average until that point, found Keita on the edge of the six-yard box with a teasing cross from the left and Keita buried the opportunity as three South African defenders were caught out watching the ball. Most of the crowd threw their hands to their heads, the Eagles’ fans jumped for joy.Khune was called on to keep South Africa in the game a couple of minutes later when a poor back pass from Siboniso Gaxa fell short of Siyabonga Sangweni. Mahamadou Samassa raced onto the ball and tried to side-foot a shot past the goalkeeper, but Khune blocked his shot.Buoyed by their goal, Mali were taking the game to Bafana Bafana. They were enjoying more possession in the midfield and the home support had quietened.Sow became the first player from Mali to be booked in the 69th minute for a nasty studs-up challenge on Bernard Parker. South Africa didn’t make much of a fuss about it, but similar challenges have seen players dismissed.The game meandered a little, but it was noticeable that the Malian players, especially on defence, were closing down South Africa more quickly than they had earlier in the match.Powerful driveIn the 80th minute, Diakite was called on to save a powerful drive from Mahlangu, who had provided some penetration down the left flank, finding Majoro before receiving a return pass. Parker then narrowly missed Letsholonyane with a cross from the left.Three minutes from full time, Cheick Diabate came on for Mahamadou Samassa. The match was drawing towards extra time. On the South African side, Thulani Serero took over from Thuso Phala.After four minutes of additional time, the referee blew his whistle and the contest was headed for extra time.Sangweni picked up Majoro in the Malian box in the first minute of extra time, but the striker struggled to control the high ball and went down under the challenge of a defender. The referee was having none of that and booked the striker for diving.Khune was then called on to fist the ball behind for a corner after Keita delivered a nasty, swinging free kick. Mahlangu responded with a low shot on the Mali goal.Feeling the tollThe crowd was muted, both sets of fans willing another breakthrough for their teams. Both sets of players were clearly feeling the toll of extra time.With the first 15 minutes almost up, Parker went down with an ankle injury and Siphiwe Tshabalala replaced him shortly after that. The teams then changed sides. Another 15 minutes awaited the weary combatants.Masilela was shown a yellow card for protesting when the referee told him to leave the field to get a new shirt. The defender had taken a shot to the nose and blood now marked his shirt.When Mali surged onto the attack, it appeared that the entire Bafana Bafana team was back to block and clear a shot on goal.Woefully highMahamane Traore then followed Masilela into the referee’s book after a very high, studs-up challenge that grazed Serero’s head. Tshabalala was given the opportunity to shoot at goal from the free kick, but his curling shot was woefully high.With the Eagles pushing hard for a winner, Maiga had a shot blocked by Khumalo and Traore’s shot was deflected, allowing Khune time to run out and gather the ball.Only minutes remained when Letsholonyane, who had played a fine game, was stretchered off, leaving Bafana Bafana with only 10 men. More than anything, he looked absolutely spent from the physical effort he had put in. Moments later, however, he was ready to return to action.When the final whistle sounded, the clock read 23:06 and there was still further drama to come.ShootoutKhune and Diakite shook hands before the first penalty, to be taken by Siphiwe Tshabalala, who shot low to Diakite’s right. The keeper had guessed left and South Africa led 1-0 from the spot.Cheick Diabate was up next for Mali. He raced in, then slowed, sending Khune diving to his right and the ball to the left. 1-1.Dean Furman took the next kick. He fired to the keeper’s right. Diakite dived and parried the ball away with his left hand. Advantage Mali.Tamboura then shot to the keeper’s left hand corner. Khune guessed correctly, but couldn’t quite get there.May Mahlangu went low right for South Africa, but Diakite got down low to save and Mali had a chance to go 3-1 up.Traore made it happen with a shot high into the net. Bafana Bafana’s Lehlolonolo Majoro had to score with the next kick.He didn’t, firing wide of the goal to Diakite’s left. Mali were through to the semi-finals and South Africa out.The Malian players gathered together and kissed the ground. Bafana’s players slumped to the ground. Their supporters looked on disbelieving. The dream was over. The clock read 23:22. 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“The freedom to criticize is a right worth defending” Jonathan Shapiro at the launch of the handbook. (Image: LexisNexis) • Jozi Donjeany-MethAccount ManagerLogico Creative Solutions+27 31 207 email@example.com• Oscar and the photo of the witness • South Africa’s global reputation steady • Press freedom in South Africa • Press Freedom Day: release Hammerl • SA celebrates media freedom Sulaiman Philip “If the law supposes that,” said Mr Bumble, “the law is a ass – a idiot. If that’s the eye of the law, the law is a bachelor; and the worst I wish the law is that his eye may be opened by experience – by experience.”Charles Dickens wrote those words in Oliver Twist in 1838. Not much has changed; experience is the only way the law is tested or changed.One of the most vibrant aspects of law in South Africa over the past 20 years has been the practice of media law. With the dawn of democracy the country’s constitution was rewritten, including sections pertaining to media law. For journalists and editors the most up-to-date legal guide was the venerated Newspaperman’s Guide to the Law , last updated in 1990. But on Tuesday, 4 March, publisher LexisNexis released the new Practical Guide to Media Law .Written by Webber Wentzel partners and media law experts, Dario Milo and Pamela Stein, the new LexisNexis Practical Guide to Media Law is a guide to how media law is practised in South Africa. Written in simple English and using cases the authors are familiar with, the handbook is an easy-to-use guide for media professionals.Keynote speaker at the launch was Jonathan Shapiro – better known as satirical cartoonist Zapiro – whose experience of testing “what is legally acceptable” goes back to 1998. In all his brushes with the courts his attorneys have been Milo and Stein. Praising their talent, which has “kept me from the poorhouse” he said, “I have always seen it as my job to push the envelope as far as I can and it’s always been theirs to hold me just behind the line.”The cartoonist remembered the early days of the country’s new democracy as being “like the Wild West”; what was acceptable was still up in the air. He reminded the audience that even while a new constitution was being negotiated the media was operating under legislation guided by the infamous Internal Security Act. “As apartheid legislation was being dismantled it opened up the media space because the rules were in flux.”The Newspaperman’s Guide to the Law was the perfect handbook for a dark time in South Africa’s history, Stein said when the authors took questions from the audience; however it was time for something to replace it. Agreeing with his colleague, Milo explained that changes in the law happened incrementally and only when the limits of legislation were tested. “The cases we chose as examples were the ones that pushed constitutional limits, but it is a book that can be read as celebrating the vibrancy of our democracy.”Melissa Moore from non-governmental organisation section 16, which provided funding for the handbook, celebrated the rich jurisprudence of the country before signalling a warning, saying all governments would rather hide information than share it with their citizens, which is why the media plays such an important role in a democratic society. “In a democracy as young as ours, a strong free press has a vital role to play. Besides being a tool for the press it is a reminder of its obligations to provide truth, information and news.”Section 16 advocates for law reform in the areas of freedom of expression and access to information.Shapiro joked earlier in the evening that the book was a tool, but that nothing “beat having a good attorney in your corner” and none were better than the authors of the handbook. He is a friend of artist Brett Murray – best known for his painting The Spear – who sought his advice when he was sued by the African National Congress. Shapiro said, “My first question was ‘Who is your lawyer?’ Once I heard Dario’s name I told him to relax; it was all taken care of. My point, if you are going to put together a handbook on media law, then get the best.”The LexisNexis Practical Guide to Media Law is available online and at bookstores for around R513.