South Africa upgrades birth certificates

first_img5 March 2013 Nkosinathi Dludla and his wife Patricia on Monday became the first South African parents to receive an unabridged birth certificate for their new baby boy, Sakhile. Home Affairs Minister Naledi Pandor visited the young couple at Netcare Park Lane Hospital in Johannesburg to hand them an unabridged birth certificate for their four-day old son. South Africa’s new birth certificates contain details of both parents along with added security features that will make duplication much more difficult. Pandor said her department would no longer issue abridged birth certificates, as part of a move to secure the integrity of South Africa’s National Population Register, and to eradicate identity book theft and fraudulent birth registrations. “This initiative will really give us a chance of having a national population register that we all trust and which we can use for planning service provision,” Pandor said. “As from today, all [newborn] babies will be receiving unabridged certificates, and our wish is to issue them on the spot, but at the most it will be within 30 days.” The certificates will be issued at no cost to first-time applicants. Existing abridged certificates will, however, continue to remain legal documents. Speaking to SAnews at her hospital bed, Patricia Dludla said: “Being the first mother in the country to receive these new birth certificates, it is a real honour to me. I feel so special.” Pandor also issued an unabridged certificate to Silulami Libalele, whose baby girl, Dala, was born on Saturday. “Together with my wife, we are very excited by the department’s move to issue this new birth certificate to our baby without us travelling to their offices,” said Libalele, adding that his daughter’s name, Dala, means “to create”. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

South Africa’s CSIR displayed advancements at Scifest

first_img10 March 2016The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) showcased its work at the 20th annual national science festival, Scifest, which took place from 2 to 8 March at the 1820 Settler National Monument in Grahamstown.The festival aims to promote public awareness, understanding and appreciation of science, technology and innovation (STI).Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor attended the opening. “The main purpose of Scifest is to introduce young people to the exciting world of science and technology and to encourage them to choose to be part of this community of science and innovation,” she said.Minister Pandor commends Scifest for making science acessible to young people https://t.co/sVUPywTT7L via @dstgovza— SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY (@dstgovza) March 5, 2016CSIR at Scifest“The CSIR always participates at Scifest because we believe in making a difference and improving the lives of ordinary South Africans and contributing towards a competitive economy using science and technology,” said Tendani Tsedu, CSIR media relations manager.“To be able to do this, highly skilled people are required, which is why we are always looking for bright, passionate people to join our organisation.”He said Scifest provided the perfect platform to be able to interact with youngsters to entice them into a career in science.The organisation participated in six workshops:Biopharming: Biopharming is the use of genetic engineering to insert genes that code the useful pharmaceuticals into host animals or plants. This is done in order to produce large quantities of the useful pharmaceutical such as antibodies or vaccines over a short period of time and at very little cost. Inundu pods: Inundu (moth) is an airborne electronics test, evaluation and training pod for missile and radar programmes as well as electronic warfare training. See how the pods work: Radar: Radar is an object-detection system that uses radio waves to determine the range, angle or velocity of objects. The CSIR provides contract research, technology development, operational testing and evaluation support, acquisition support, performance requirement studies and expert consultation in the field.  Sensors: Nanomaterials that can ultimately be used in an array of sensors, such as gas sensors, which could greatly improve the safety of miners through a gas leak early warning signal. Pupils from Love Dale Kids College listening to #CSIR researcher talking about #sensors and #nanotechnology #Scifest pic.twitter.com/p4KNSlP3sD— CSIR (@CSIR) March 3, 2016 MultiCAM: MultiCAM is a state-of-the-art multi-spectral imaging system that can detect and visualise UV discharges and infrared thermal gradients to expose electrical faults, and then overlay the images to give the user a comprehensive picture of the state of high-voltage equipment and installations.  Polymer nano-composites: New and advanced materials can be developed through the incorporation of nanotechnology. Nanotechnology in polymer science is used to improve the mechanical properties of plastics with a particular focus on the beneficiation of South African nanoclays. The think-tank also provided attendees with information about bursary applications and internship programmes.Building a great countryPandor implored schools to initiate science activities that would help learners do well in maths and science.“You, the learners present here, have time to work hard and to succeed in science technology and engineering,” she said. “You live in a time in which there are immense possibilities for all young people. I hope you will use the festival to learn about science careers and to think about contributing to building a great South Africa.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Minister Michael Masutha on the matter of International Criminal Court and Sudanese President Omar Al Bashir

first_imgPresident Jacob Zuma and President Omar Al-Bashir of Sudan discuss strengthening relations between South Africa and Sudan, 2 September 2015. (Photo: GCIS)We have called this press conference to announce the decision taken by Cabinet on Wednesday, 19 October 2016 in relation to the country’s membership to the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the pending appeal regarding Sudanese President Al Bashir.The Republic of South Africa is a founder member of the African Union and plays an important role in resolving conflicts on the African continent and in encouraging the peaceful resolution of conflicts wherever they occur anywhere else in the world.In exercising its international relations with foreign countries, particularly with countries in which serious conflicts occur or have occurred, South Africa is hindered by the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2 (Act No 27 of 2002). This Act and the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court compel South Africa to arrest persons who may enjoy diplomatic immunity under customary international law but who are wanted by the International Criminal Court for genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes and to surrender such persons to the International Criminal Court. South Africa has to do so, even under circumstances where we are actively involved in promoting peace, stability and dialogue in those countries.We wish to give effect to the rule of customary international law which recognises the diplomatic immunity of heads of state and others in order to effectively promote dialogue and the peaceful resolution of conflicts wherever they may occur, particularly on the African continent. South Africa enacted the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act,  (Act No. 37 of 2001), which provides for the immunities and privileges of diplomatic missions and consular posts and their members, of heads of states, special envoys and certain representatives of the United Nations and its specialised agencies, other international organisations and certain other persons.However, the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2002, is in conflict and inconsistent with the provisions of the Diplomatic Immunities and Privileges Act, 2001. In order to ensure South Africa’s continued ability to conduct active diplomatic relations, a bill proposing the repeal of the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2002 will soon be tabled in parliament. We have already in writing informed the Speaker of the National Assembly and the Chairperson of the NCOP of this Executive decision.In the matter of the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development v The Southern African Litigation Centre (867/15) [2016] ZASCA 17 (15 March 2016), the Supreme Court of Appeal confirmed that in terms of customary international law, heads of state enjoy immunity against arrest. However, the Supreme Court of Appeal found that in enacting the Implementation of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court Act, 2002, South Africa had expressly waived the immunity of such heads of state and that South Africa was obliged to arrest persons wanted for crimes committed against humanity.In essence, the Supreme Court of Appeal identified the problem which needs to be addressed. The effect of withdrawal from the Rome Statute as well as the repeal of the Implementation Act thus completes the removal of all legal impediments inhibiting South Africa’s ability to honour its obligations relating to the granting of diplomatic immunity under international law as provided for under our domestic legislation. This therefore removes the necessity at least in so far as this aspect is concerned of continuing with the appeal.Written notice to withdraw from the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court has been submitted to the Secretary-General of the United Nations in accordance with Article 127(1) of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court. The withdrawal will take effect one year after the Secretary-General has received the notification. South African will remain obligated under the Rome Statute for the duration of the 12 months’ notice period.An application for leave to appeal the decision of the Supreme Court of Appeal set down for hearing at the Constitutional Court on 22 November 2016, will now be withdrawn. This is so, especially as the Supreme Court of Appeal has removed the uncertainty around customary international law in relation to diplomatic immunity in so far as it affects heads of states and others who may be wanted for serious violations of human rights and other serious crimes but who enjoy diplomatic immunity under international customary law.South Africa remains committed to the fight against impunity and to hold those who have committed crimes against humanity and other serious crimes accountable. Our unwavering commitment to the promotion and protection of human rights throughout Africa and elsewhere in the world is further demonstrated by our continued participation in various international and continental human rights instruments.For this reason, South Africa will work closely with the African Union and with other countries in Africa to strengthen continental bodies, such as the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, created to deal with such crimes and to prosecute the perpetrators, whilst at the same time continuing to participate and honour its commitments under international human rights instruments. South Africa will continue to actively promote dialogue and the peaceful resolution of conflicts on the African continent and elsewhere.Enquiries:Mthunzi MhagaSpokesperson for the Ministry of Justice and Correctional servicesCell: 083 641 8141E-mail: Mediaenquiries@justice.gov.zaIssued by:Department of Justice and Constitutional Developmentlast_img read more

Rajasthan BJP receives a jolt with exit of Sagir Khan, its Muslim face

first_imgThe BJP has received a jolt in Rajasthan with the exit of its prominent Muslim face and former Dholpur MLA Abdul Sagir Khan, who launched a scathing attack on the party’s top leadership while resigning from its primary membership. About 30 office-bearers of BJP’s district unit also quit the party along with Mr. Khan.Mr. Khan, who joined the Congress at the party’s election meeting at Munshi Trilok Chand Mathur Stadium in Karauli on Monday, was elected to the State Assembly on the BJP ticket in 2008. He also served as chairperson of the Rajasthan Waqf Development Councilduring the previous BJP regime.Mr. Khan was considered close to former Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, as he was politically active in the region where she was married in the erstwhile royal family. The Karauli-Dholpur Lok Sabha constituency, reserved for Scheduled Castes, comprises eight Assembly segments of the two districts, where BJP won only one seat, while Congress won six and BSP won one in the 2018 election.Gehlot welcomes KhanChief Minister Ashok Gehlot garlanded Mr. Khan while welcoming him to the Congress fold in the election meeting organised in support of the party’s candidate, Sanjay Kumar Jatav. Mr. Khan alleged that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP president Amit Shah had “hijacked” the party and brought it to a predicament in which senior leaders were being ignored.The inordinate delay in the announcement of the candidate’s name for the Dausa Lok Sabha seat has also raised credibility issues about the BJP in the State. After much procrastination, the BJP fielded former Union Minister of State Jaskaur Meena on Sunday as a “compromise candidate” to resolve the tussle between senior leaders Kirori Lal Meena and Om Prakash Hudla.Mr. Meena was claiming ticket for his wife Golma Devi, while Mr. Hudla, who had defeated Ms. Golma Devi in Mahuwa in the 2013 State Assembly election, was seeking the party’s candidature for himself with the active support of Ms. Raje.last_img read more

Ateneo stops Adamson on its tracks, bags 8th straight win

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. The 5-3 Soaring Falcons fell to third place relinquishing its share of the second spot to defending champion De La Salle that has a 6-2 card.BJ Andrade gave Ateneo its biggest lead of the game at 71-50 with a booming triple with 2:02 left.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutAfter a close 31-24 first half, the Blue Eagles eventually managed to shake off the Soaring Falcons in the third taking a 13-point lead, 54-41, into the final period.“It was a defensive game, Adamson is a very good defensive team, the 23 points we scored in the third quarter was the pivotal cushion for us,” said Ateneo assistant coach Sandy Arespacochaga. LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next After Game 1 struggles, Cone expecting huge fightback from Meralco Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa MOST READ Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC “We wanted to make sure our defense did not let us down and that the defense would lead opportunities for us on the break.”Ateneo’s vise grip held Adamson to season-lows in points scored as the Soaring Falcons converted just one of their 18 tries from deep.The Blue Eagles also hounded Adamson’s shot takers with the Soaring Falcons tallying just five assists.Thirdy Ravena led Ateneo with 15 points and nine rebounds while Vince Tolentino added eight points and six boards.Papi Sarr had 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Adamson.ADVERTISEMENT BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  LATEST STORIES View comments Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAteneo reached a different altitude in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament after scoring its eight straight win at the expense of Adamson University, 71-59, Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The league-leading Blue Eagles soared to an 8-0 card while putting a stop to the Soaring Falcons’ four-game win streak.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

‘Ronaldo is the soul of Real Madrid’

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo Ronaldo is the soul of Real Madrid and the world’s best, says Ceballos Joe Wright Last updated 2 years ago 15:26 14/9/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(17) cristiano ronaldo - cropped Getty Images Cristiano Ronaldo Real Madrid Primera División Real Madrid v APOEL UEFA Champions League The club captain scored twice in a victory over Cypriot side APOEL Nicosia, earning the praise of the new midfielder Dani Ceballos described Cristiano Ronaldo as “the soul of the team” after he made a decisive return to action in Real Madrid’s Champions League win over APOEL.The Portugal star scored twice to take his career tally in the competition to 107 and give Zinedine Zidane’s side a winning start in the defence of the trophy.Real Madrid 19/20 to win La Liga Article continues below Editors’ Picks ‘I’m getting better’ – Can Man Utd flop Fred save his Old Trafford career? Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing It was Ronaldo’s first competitive appearance for Madrid since the first leg of the Supercopa de Espana, with the 32-year-old to serve the final instalment of a five-match domestic ban against Real Sociedad on Sunday.The European and Spanish champions have drawn their last two La Liga games in his absence and Ceballos has admitted that they need him back as soon as possible.”With Cristiano on the field, we’re always more comfortable and he gives us the confidence that turns in to goals,” he said. “He’s the soul of the team, he’s fundamental for us and he’s in better shape than ever. He’s had a great game and his ambition makes him the best in the world.”It was Ceballos’ first appearance since his debut in the Supercopa and the 21-year-old revelled in realising a dream by playing in Europe’s top competition. #RMUCL¡@DaniCeballos46 y @Mayoral_Borja debutaron en la Champions League! https://t.co/ORbpJ4RMTi#RMUCL #HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/cV4bpec7xh— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadrid) September 13, 2017″I am happy to have started my Champions League dream with a win, it will be hard to forget,” said Ceballos, who joined from Real Betis in July for a reported fee of €18 million. “It is a special day for me, a dream come true. The team started well and we were electric in the second half, which led to us getting a great win.”We are trying to write history, it is in our hands and we showed the drive we have to win a third consecutive Champions League title.”last_img read more

Football stadiums and their views of famous landmarks

first_imgLiverpool’s main stand towers over the Kop at Anfield and now provides a view of both the Catholic and Anglican cathedrals on Hope Street in the city centre, while the Tyne Bridge can be spotted from St James’s Park in Newcastle. Twitter Dirk Maas reports that Feyenoord “wore nine different shirts and 10 different kit combinations in 1991-92”. And finally, inevitably, we have Manchester United during their golden age of shirtswappery. Any more for any more? You know where to email or tweet.Playing (a long way) away from home“Las Palmas and Tenerife are based thousands of miles from mainland Spain, yet play in the Spanish divisions. Are there any other examples?” asks Jon Pople.Let’s hop across the border to Portugal and this example from Nuno Peixeiro. “Santa Clara (Clube Desportivo Santa Clara) is based in the Azores and plays in the Portuguese 1st Division,” writes Nuno. “There are teams in the westernmost islands of the Açores, but they never made it to the First Division. That makes them some 1,500km (932 miles) from the mainland. You could try to cheat and not have a sea between the mainland and the ‘annex’, and go with FK Baltika Kaliningrad but that’s only some 500km from the rest of Russia.”Andrew Law has an example from Australasia. “It might be slightly stretching the definition but New Zealand side Wellington Phoenix of the A League are based 1,383 miles (2,226km) from Sydney, their closest away trip. As an added bonus they are also the only club to play their domestic football in a league that belongs to a different confederation to their national team after Australia moved to the AFC in 2006.”Unsurprisingly the vast landscape of America offers another contender. “I nominate Team Hawaii,” writes Boris Cule. “They participated in the NASL 1977 league and were based in Honolulu, nearly 2,400km from the mainland.”Boris has an even more extreme example. “If we include national cups, I don’t think anyone can beat teams from New Caledonia taking part in the French Cup (New Caledonia is over 10,000 miles away from mainland France). Teams from Tahiti, which is not much closer, also take part, as do teams from French Guiana, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Reunion and Mayotte. The Knowledge The Fiver: sign up and get our daily football email. Twitter Twitter Photograph: Sebastien Pirlet/Reuters The Atomium is visible from the east stand of the King Baudouin Stadium in Brussels, where Belgium’s national team play. The Tin Boonie (@TheTinBoonie)In 2017, Clayton Lewis completed a transfer from Auckland City to Scunthorpe, a distance of 11,252 miles. Can anyone beat that?November 20, 2018 Share on Messenger Seán Smith (@SeDanSmith)How about this view of the Church of Saint Sava, one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world, from Partizan’s stadium in Belgrade. pic.twitter.com/0jNvXQsjOVNovember 15, 2018 There may even be a glimpse of the Royal Liver Building but it is not conclusive on this photograph. Photograph: Barrington Coombs/Getty Images Facebook Next up, some of yours. “I’d point you towards 2015 and 2016 Slovak Super Liga champions AS Trenčín,” writes Steve Guy. “Their Štadión na Sihoti has a stunning view of the city’s picturesque castle. Incidentally, the castle is well worth a visit if you ever find yourself in the city.” • Email your questions and answers to knowledge@theguardian.com or tweet @TheKnowledge_GU. Sam. (@sammyev)I don’t like to endorse this particular club, but you do get a nice view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge from Bristol City’s Ashton Gate (best pic I could find) pic.twitter.com/KvT3U3BNt2November 14, 2018 Facebook Pinterest Christine Camillo (@mlle_c_camillo)@TheKnowledge_GU Not exactly “from your seat” but Dumbarton’s C&G Systems Stadium has Dumbarton Rock and Castle looming over it. pic.twitter.com/OoilvVE5teNovember 14, 2018 Most kit combinations in a season (2)In last week’s Knowledge, we looked at teams with the most kit combinations in a single season. And there are plenty more kits where they came from.“In 1993-94,” writes Dan Teece, “my beloved Sheffield Wednesday wore eight different shirt, shorts and socks combinations. That included four different away, one of which was Bolton’s. Full details can be found here.” Twitter Pinterest Photograph: Harry Lingard Pinterest Football Twitter Matt Lawton (@LeytherMatt)You can still see Arthur’s Seat from the Famous Five Stand at Easter Road, although it isn’t quite as prevalent as it was pre-rebuild pic.twitter.com/fiEeZDJWV0November 14, 2018 Here’s Harry Lingard. “I give you the relatively new Singapore national stadium which is open at one end,” he emails. “Through the gap you can see the Marina Bay Sands hotel, the ‘Eiffel Tower’ of the east.” Topics features Pinterest Share on WhatsApp Andy Rockall (@Statto_74)Special mention to Coventry City who wore SIX entirely different shirts in the 1982/83 season, the home & away shirts featured the Talbot T too prominently for televised games so alternates were made, including 2 different home versions, plus a yellow Talbot kit used twice.November 14, 2018 Share on Pinterest Knowledge archive“I remember reading about a football pitch in South America which had a large tree in an awkward position near the centre of the pitch,” wrote John Malcolm in 2007. “Are there any other examples of such environmentally friendly pitches?”Unfortunately we weren’t able to track down John’s tree, but a couple of St Albans City fans did email in to give us details of the large oak that once dominated the main terrace at their Clarence Park ground. Due to its age, the tree was legally protected, and couldn’t be taken down as long as it was healthy.“It used to get a huge cheer if any opposing player managed to hit it with a wayward strike,” recalled Fraser Mann, but supporters were less enthused when it prevented the club from getting promoted in 1992-93. According to the club’s website: “During a second spell in charge, John Mitchell took the Saints to the (Isthmian League) Premier Division runners up position in 1992-93 only to be denied promotion to the Conference at that time due to a 140-year old oak tree standing within the terrace behind one of the goals. In 1998 the diseased tree was felled.”• For thousands more questions and answers look through our archive.Can you help?“What is the heaviest defeat inflicted on a top-division side by lower-league opposition in the FA Cup?” asks Lindsay Davis. “The best I can discover is Scunthorpe United (2nd Div) 6-2 Blackpool (1st Div) in the 1961 third round.”“Who was the last player transferred for a fee under £1m that had a major impact on a club winning the league?” ponders Joe Norman. “My best guesses are Riyad Mahrez to Leicester and Nicolas Anelka to Arsenal.” unitedkits.com (@manunitedkits)United had 13 in 1998-99, helped in part by having a kit specially for European competition and borrowing socks from Derby County (there also was another variant worn in a testimonial).November 14, 2018 Ricardo (@leoeslions)@TheKnowledge_GU RE: Famous landmarks from your seat. @BelenensesSAD’s stadium has some pretty fantastic views of the Ponte 25 de Abril and the Cristo Rei. pic.twitter.com/rqbrKWBrzbNovember 15, 2018 Liquid 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@GTPLiquid)I was reading up that when Steve Gibson once bought out Scottish & Newcastle Breweries’ shares in Middlesborough FC. It was reasonably common that grounds used to be owned by breweries back in the day but have many clubs themselves been owned by breweries?November 20, 2018 Facebook “As I looked at the Canton Tower while sat in the North End of Guangzhou Evergrande’s Tianhe stadium, I wondered … are there any other stadiums in the world where you can see a famous landmark from your seat?” tweets Jack Tanner.Here are a few that we thought of to get the ball rolling, starting with that of Real Balompédica Linense (main image).Lincoln City’s Sincil Bank, looking up to Lincoln Cathedral. Facebook Lincoln Cathedral on the hill. Photograph: Chris Vaughan/CameraSport via Getty Images Pinterest Share on Twitter Several of you also flagged up Toronto FC’s BMO Field, from where the CN Tower can still be seen. While the Space Needle can be seen during Seattle Sounders games from parts of CenturyLink Field. And then, here are some more of your suggestions on Twitter: Facebook Photograph: Steve Guy Reuse this content Share on Facebook Share on LinkedIn Share via Emaillast_img read more

18 days agoArsenal defender Calum Chambers: Much more to come from us

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Arsenal defender Calum Chambers: Much more to come from usby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal defender Calum Chambers has no doubts about the potential of their young team.Even though Arsenal sit in the Champions League places, with just one defeat so far this season which came away to early pace-setters Liverpool, Chambers feels there is still room for improvement in the coming weeks.Asked if there was still more to come from the team, the defender replied: “Yes, we have got a really strong squad, a lot of quality players.”We know we have got quality and we can see that, we have just got to keep working hard and believing in ourselves and the results will keep on coming.” last_img read more

Groom Had Awesome Kentucky Basketball Cake For His Wedding Saturday Night

first_imgKentucky cheerleaders on the court at Rupp Arena.LEXINGTON, KY – DECEMBER 10: Kentucky Wildcats cheerleaders perform during the game against the Boise State Broncos at Rupp Arena on December 10, 2013 in Lexington, Kentucky. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)It’s a great time to be a Kentucky fan. The Wildcats, who arguably have one of the greatest college basketball teams ever assembled, are sporting a 31-0 record heading into both the SEC Tournament and the NCAA Tournament. One UK supporter apparently wanted to celebrate both his upcoming marriage and Wildcats hoops in the same day.Saturday, a meteorologist named T.G. Shuck tweeted out a photo of his friend’s groom’s cake. It’s made in the shape of a basketball with the Kentucky logo and some cut-down netting.@darrenrovell Grooms cake at my best friend’s wedding tonight! 31-0! pic.twitter.com/LbfrcMoEER— T.G. Shuck (@TGweather) March 8, 2015The groom would have quite a year if he both got married and saw his favorite team win the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

Photo: ESPN’s Chris Fowler Got A Selfie With Jim Harbaugh And Urban Meyer At Dick Vitale’s V Foundation Gala

first_imgJim Harbaugh addresses a group of reporters.Not many people in the sports world can bring Jim Harbaugh and Urban Meyer toghether, but Dick Vitale is one of them. The legendary college basketball analyst hosted his annual V Foundation gala last night, and many top figures in the college sports world turned out, including the rival Michigan and Ohio State coaches. Harbaugh and Meyer actually teamed up on stage to announce the winner of a raffle for a 2016 Mercedes Benz, and later took a selfie with ESPN’s Chris Fowler.Yes @OhioStateFB Urban Meyer & @umichfootball Jim Harbaugh are on stage together @DickieV gala @TheVFoundation pic.twitter.com/dp3bKQ8TRt— Josh Krulewitz (@jksports) May 14, 2016OK, this Harbaugh/Meyer selfie is focused better. So I’ll also share it for posterity, never to be recreated! pic.twitter.com/siZZt5LXaF— Chris Fowler (@cbfowler) May 14, 2016 That is quite the photo. At the end of the night, Vitale announced that the gala, which honored the late Chad Carr, had raised an estimated $2.8 million for pediatric cancer research. A wonderful job by Dickie V, and everyone else involved with the gala this year.last_img read more