Millsap scores 36 as Nuggets top Thunder in OT

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Malone: “They went on a big run in the fourth quarter, but we answered and we responded and made enough plays to get a hell of a win for us. Proud of all of our guys.”STAT OF THE NIGHTThe Thunder, who entered the game fifth in the league in rebounding and first in offensive rebounding, were outrebounded 58-50.UP NEXTThe Nuggets host the Milwaukee Bucks on Sunday.The Thunder play at the New Orleans Pelicans on Sunday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Recto seeks to establish Taal rehab body to aid community, eruption victims 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Denver Nuggets center Mason Plumlee, left, and guard Devin Harris, right, try to take the ball from Oklahoma City Thunder center Steven Adams, center, in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Friday, March 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)OKLAHOMA CITY — Denver coach Michael Malone said before the game that Paul Millsap was improving, but it wouldn’t be fair to expect the veteran forward to be as good as he was before a left wrist sprain cost him 44 games.Millsap was actually better on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Scarlett Johansson, Sterling K. Brown among SAG Awards presenters In Liverpool, Man United sees the pain and path to recoverycenter_img Conor McGregor seeks to emerge from controversy in UFC comeback He scored a season-high 36 points to help the Nuggets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 126-125 in overtime.Millsap made 13 of 18 field goals and grabbed nine rebounds.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“These past few days, it’s been feeling pretty good, so I’ve been able to drive left a lot and got to get back in and play my game,” Millsap said. “Pretty much, that’s some of it. The rest of it was Coach calling plays and my teammates giving me the ball.”Nikola Jokic had 23 points and 16 rebounds, and Will Barton added 18 points for the Nuggets, who were 2-4 on their road trip and desperately needed the win for the Western Conference playoff race. Denver entered the night two games out of the No. 8 spot. “It’s a good win, especially with how we executed down the stretch,” Millsap said. “The way we did it was very special because we have been struggling on this road trip. To get a win like this against a really good team and beating them in the fashion that we did you know it was special to us.”Oklahoma City’s Russell Westbrook had 33 points, 13 assists and nine rebounds, but he missed what would have been a game-winning 3-pointer at the end of regulation. Carmelo Anthony scored 23 points and Jerami Grant added 16 for the Thunder, who have lost four of five. Those losses have been by a combined nine points, with none by more than four.“I wouldn’t use the word frustration, but I would — certainly, I think there’s been things as it relates to execution,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said.Denver led 122-121 in overtime and had the ball before the Thunder tied up Jamal Murray and forced a jump ball with 15 seconds left. The Thunder got possession on the jump ball, but Denver’s Mason Plumlee blocked Grant’s layup.“I felt like I had the chance to contest it without fouling and not put them back on the free throw line, so we get the block and the rebound and it was all good,” Plumlee said.ADVERTISEMENT Cabuyao City rising above the ashes through volunteerism Millsap made two free throws at the other end to put Denver up 124-121.Oklahoma City’s Paul George was fouled with 4.6 seconds left. He made the first free throw, then the Thunder were called for a lane violation on George’s intentional miss. Barton made two free throws on the other end to seal it.Millsap scored 15 points in the first half to give Denver a 62-58 lead. The Nuggets scored the first six points of the second half, including two buckets by Millsap, to go up 10. The Nuggets expanded their lead to 15 later in the quarter and took a 92-79 advantage into the fourth.Oklahoma City’s reserves helped the Thunder climb back into the game. Westbrook tied the game at 94 on a drive when the Nuggets were called for goaltending, and the Thunder finally took a 99-97 lead on a 3-pointer by Grant.Barton made a layup with nine seconds left to tie the score at 114. Westbrook missed a deep three in the closing seconds, and the game went to overtime.Donovan said he wanted Westbrook to drive to the hoop at the end of regulation, but it wasn’t available. Westbrook has been one of the most effective drivers and free-throw shooters in the league in recent years, but the 29 percent 3-point shooter chose to launch from 27 feet.“I thought he created a good shot for himself,” Donovan said. “I didn’t think he took a bad shot. He had an opportunity to make it. He didn’t make it.”TIP-INSNuggets: Shot 52.2 percent in the first half. … F Wilson Chandler left the game with a nose contusion. … G Gary Harris missed his seventh straight game with a right knee strain. Malone said he expects Harris to miss at least another week.Thunder: Opened the game with a 9-0 lead. … Made just 15 of 26 free throws. … Made a franchise-record 20 3-pointers.QUOTABLE Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Madrid rests Ronaldo and other key players for league game View commentslast_img read more

Copyright legislation to be reviewed

first_imgGuyanese artistes and business owners will soon be able to rest easy, as the Government embarks on updating and enforcing the Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) legislation.The IPR legislation allows creators to safeguard their work through patents, trademarks and copyrights, resulting in prevention of plagiarism, with the relevant laws as artillery should the need arise.Panelist: Enrico Woolford, Ruel Johnson, Marian Williams, Vishu Dooerga, Dominique Hunter, and Gavin MedoncaIn an attempt to get the consultation process started, a panel discussion was held by the US Embassy on Friday, with the focus being the importance of the IPR and how it would affect and benefit Guyanese artistes.One of the key points of discussion was the need for Guyanese to appreciate and respect local music, productions and property. This issue was raised by local talent Gavin Mendonca.“What’s lacking in Guyanese society as a whole, from the chambers of Parliament to homeless people, is we seem to lack respect and appreciation for each other and for ourselves.”Another area up for discussion was the need for the general public to be educated about the particulars of the IPR legislation.In addition to Mendonca, the remainder of the panel included Telecommunications Minister Catherine Hughes; Head of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), Vishu Doerga; Executive Member of the Guyana Women Artists’ Association, Dominique Hunter; Cultural Advisor to the Social Cohesion Ministry, Ruel Johnson; and Chairman of the National Communication Board, Enrico Woolford.Guyana’s Trademark Act and Patents and Design Act were tabled in 1973, whilst the Copyright Act is dated 1956.last_img read more

Accomplice jailed, alleged mastermind remanded

first_imgThwarted robberyThree men on Wednesday appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts charged with illegal possession of unlicensed firearms and ammunition.The weapons which were found in the carJason Hunte and Terrence Frank pleaded not guilty to both of the charges when it was read to them. However, Micheal Vanderscoop admitted to the offences.The first charge stated that on September 6, 2018, at Samantha Point, Grove, East Bank Demerara, the trio had in their possession one 9mm unlicensed firearm along with 9 live rounds of ammunition. The second charge alleged that on the same day at the same location, the trio were also found to have in their possession a 4.5mm unlicensed firearm along with four live rounds of ammunition.The prosecution is contending that on September 6, 2018, at about 09:30h, Police acting on information stopped a white Toyota Fielder Wagon, PSS 1418, and conducted a search during which they found the items in a bag on the back seat of the car. The trio were arrested and taken to the Ruimveldt Police Station where Vanderscoop in a caution statement told the Police that it was Hunte, who had planned a robbery in which the weapons were supposed to be used.In court on Wednesday, Vanderscoop was jailed for two years. Additionally, he was fined $50,000 for each of the offences. Hunte and Frank were remanded to prison.The matter was transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court where it will continue on September 21.last_img read more

Essequibians suffering at GPL’s hand – Chamber of Commerce

first_img…calls for Govt to interveneThe Essequibo Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ECCI) is calling on the Government to immediately intervene and bring some relief to the residents of Region Two, (Pomeroon-Supenaam) especially the business sector, who are all suffering tremendously due to the failing power company.The ECCI President, Suean Seewnarayan on Wednesday said the region’s commerce is collapsing due to the poor service offered by Guyana Power and Light (GPL). She added that residents, especially the business sector, are in great danger of losing millions of dollars in cool storage items.Businesses are already dumping products and those who have standbyEssequibo Chamber of Commerce President, Suean Seewnarayangenerators are pumping thousands of dollars into fuel and maintenance costs.The Chamber said it has noted Government’s silence on this very important issue. “No one is saying anything about the new power plant at Anna Regina which is far from completion and residents are losing confidence in the Government for not providing answers. If this power failure is not given immediate attention, the entire economy of the region will collapse,” the Chamber President noted.According to Seewnarayan, millions of dollars have already been lost due to damages of equipment and other electrical household items. She added that two houses suddenly burst into flames and burnt completely as a result of suspected electrical fire.“When are the authorities going to act? When it’s too late? The Essequibo Chamber of Commerce and Industry is calling on the Government to immediately come to the rescue of GPL Anna Regina and give the region’s economy a chance to survive,” Seewnarayan noted.Last week, GPL had said that it will rush a generator into the region by Monday.The power company on Saturday last had admitted that the region has been experiencing frequent service interruptions since August 13 as a result of two of its units – the Number 3 and Number 8 – with an aggregate capacity of 2.8 MWs becoming inoperable, due to major mechanical and electrical issues respectively.“On Monday, August 13, and Thursday, August 16, two of GPL’s units – the Number 3 and Number 8 – with an aggregate capacity of 2.8 MWs became inoperable due to major mechanical and electrical issues respectively. Since the Number 5 Unit with a capacity of 1.4 MWs was unavailable due to a major overhaul, only two units totalling three MWs are currently in operation,” GPL had said.GPL has since noted that normalcy in electric flow is expected to return by Monday, but according to residents, this has not yet happened.Just recently, a single mother struggling to make ends meet for her family was forced to dump over $200,000 worth of meat and fish owing to GPL’s faulty service.Eresha Prashad, of La Belle Alliance, Essequibo Coast, a meat and fish vendor at the Anna Regina Market, said she stocked her freezer as she prepared for the busy weekend about two weeks ago.The single mother is laying the blame for her losses at the feet of GPL.Residents have since called on the power company to educate customers on the cycle change and how it can affect appliances which are not compatible. (Mohanlall Seulall)last_img read more

Removal of fraudulent candidates’ names blocked

first_img– Commissioners express fears of possible collusionWith three Commissioners who were nominated by the Opposition People’s Progressive Party expressing fears about collusion between the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and political parties, suspicious activities continue to mount.The PPP Commissioners from left: are Robeson Benn, Bibi Shadick and Sase GunrajIn a sit-down with this publication, the three Commissioners told about their experience at GECOM. According to PPP-nominated Commissioner Robeson Benn, unhealthy trends are starting to emerge in the elections…pointing towards possible collusion.“One can only suppose that there is, given what has happened. In the 2015 elections, the returning officer for Region Four couldn’t be found when a recount was required. And the time for a recount passed and the results were declared over and above genuine protests.“And now there’s another disappearing act by a pivotal agent of the process in the person of the CEO… Of course there were spurious reasons given why he could not be found for eight or more hours at a critical time: He was at his doctor. He was doing an affidavit with his lawyer; and then he was sick or tired, and went home to sleep.“But we’re in modern times. You can text, you can call, and you have officers who can contact you at a critical time. So, in my view, the make-up of GECOM and the personalities which are there are open to malign influence in respect to the elections. The machinery cannot be trusted with respect to delivering free, fair and transparent elections.”Commissioner Benn stressed his party’s concerns that Returning Officers continue to refuse to remove persons’ names from the list when requested. This, he noted, is despite the fact that these persons complained of either being tricked into signing the lists, or their signatures were forged.“We were assured by GECOM Secretariat in the person of CEO Lowenfield that on Wednesday, at 23:59 hours, would be the latest time by which names could be removed as a candidate or backer. And the ways in which persons could be removed from the list was via affidavit taken in by the head, or deputy of the list, or the person or letter.“On Wednesday problems were occurring whereby affidavits were being taken in, persons were appearing in person and with letters, and the ROs were refusing to accept this information for removal from the list. All three of us then tried to get on to Lowenfield, and he had disappeared. He couldn’t be found.”This has implications for these very persons who are now trapped against their will in the process. In fact, PPP Commissioner Bibi Shadick revealed that up to a statutory meeting at GECOM on Friday, it was indicated that the commission would not make any moves to facilitate those desirous of having their names removed from lists once the lists are approved.“It’s only the PPP, it seems, that’s bringing to the fore these instances. The other parties don’t. In fact the AFC said we should have never published (the lists). We sat at the Commission meeting today (Friday) and heard well (that) once approvals are given, you can’t do anything.“Whoever is that RO, if that RO decides on Friday evening they’re issuing a letter that your list has approved, then anything that happens after that can’t change anything on that list. That’s nonsense. You had until Wednesday midnight to take in stuff. So even though they collected 51 affidavits of people at Whim who went there to (remove names), they have them sitting there, and it’s not making any difference.”Persons whose names appeared on various voters’ lists for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) but they had no knowledge of how their names got on the lists were given the opportunity to have it corrected before the end of Wednesday, August 26, 2018.This decision was made at the statutory meeting held at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday, when all Commissioners were present. However, on Wednesday, when some of these persons turned up to have the issue rectified at the various GECOM facilities in their communities, they were blocked from doing so.Only Monday, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo revealed that there were already several instances of electoral fraud for the 2018 LGE. On Nomination Day, dozens of lists of names and signatures purporting to be backers of candidates were palpably defective because of forgeries.These lists contained the names of deceased persons, persons who never existed, and persons whose names were placed there without their knowledge and authority or through some fraudulent means.last_img read more

Sports briefs

first_imgShe and former partner John Toffan also raced Mane Minister, who finished third in the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont stakes in 1991. They bred Round Pond, the Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner last November at Churchill Downs. A memorial service will be held Friday at Santa Anita. Chargers have four candidates SAN DIEGO – The Chargers received permission Tuesday to interview four candidates to replace fired head coach Marty Schottenheimer, including one-time San Diego offensive coordinator Norv Turner. Turner was offensive coordinator with the Chargers in 2001. He’s currently the offensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers. He interviewed for the Dallas Cowboys head coaching job that went to Wade Phillips, the Chargers’ former defensive coordinator. The Chargers also received permission to interview Hall of Fame 49ers assistant head coach Mike Singletary and Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera, both of whom interviewed for the Cowboys job. The fourth candidate is Baltimore Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan. The Chargers were an NFL-best 14-2 before losing their playoff opener to New England. RANCHO SANTA FE – Trudy McCaffery, who co-owned Santa Anita Derby and Pacific Classic winners Came Home and Free House and bred thoroughbreds, has died at 62. McCaffery died Monday at her home after a long battle with cancer. Nebraska player in fair condition LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraska running back Marlon Lucky was in fair condition Tuesday with an undisclosed problem, although his family said his hospitalization was not caused by alcohol or “illicit drugs.” Lucky’s health has been shrouded in mystery since he was taken to BryanLGH Medical Center West on Sunday night. The Lincoln Journal Star reported Lucky, who is from North Hollywood, was unconscious when rescue workers arrived at the apartment he shares with teammate Jordan Picou. Lucky’s family issued a statement through the NU athletic department that did not address why emergency personnel were called to his off-campus apartment. Notable BASKETBALL: Denver Nuggets guard Allen Iverson will miss the All-Star Game because of a sprained right ankle and teammate Marcus Camby won’t replace him Sunday in Las Vegas. NBA commissioner David Stern picked Utah center Mehmet Okur and Seattle guard Ray Allen to replace Iverson and Phoenix guard Steve Nash, who has inflammation in his right shoulder … Jason Kidd will miss the next two games for the New Jersey Nets with a strained lower back and is questionable for the All-Star game … The Houston Comets hired Karleen Thompson as their new head coach and general manager. Thompson spent part of one season as interim co-coach of the Sparks and was an assistant with the Comets the last two seasons under former coach Van Chancellor, who resigned last month. COLLEGES: Tim McPheron and Lorena Marquez were named director of development for athletics and coordinator of marketing, promotions and game management, respectively, at Cal Poly Pomona. NCAA: Illinois basketball players Brian Carlwell and Jamar Smith were injured when their car went off the road and slammed into a tree. Carlwell was at a hospital in Urbana, Ill. in serious condition with a severe concussion. Smith was treated for a concussion and released. From wire reports 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM LETTERKENNY SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S

first_imgSister Sara’s Weekend Picture Special: A superb weekend of entertainment was provided for customers at Letterkenny Super-pub Sister Sara’s.The venue was packed to rafters as always, and the lively crowd present enjoyed themselves and made their presence felt on Friday and Saturday night.Above are a selection of images taken from the weekend which captures everybody in great form. Sister Sara’s is continuing to become more popular as every week passes and 2015 promises to be a brilliant year with lots of top-class entertainment lined up. WEEKEND PICTURE SPECIAL FROM LETTERKENNY SUPER-PUB SISTER SARA’S was last modified: January 25th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:EntertainmentFeaturesnewsSister Sara’slast_img read more

Breaking: Firefighters battle blaze at Inishowen restaurant

first_imgA fire is tearing through The Firebox Grill & Railway Tavern in Fahan.Firefighters are currently tackling a blaze.It is not yet known if anyone has been injured in the inferno. Earlier this week the establishment was targeted by thieves who made off with two safes containing an undisclosed amount of cash.In the early hours of Monday morning, the thieves entered the premises through a side door, causing a substantial amount of damage to the building.Buncrana gardaí are currently conducting an investigation into the break-in.The source of the blaze is not yet known. We will bring you more on this breaking news story as we have it.Breaking: Firefighters battle blaze at Inishowen restaurant was last modified: February 25th, 2018 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Fahanfirefirebox grill and railway tavernInishowenlast_img read more

Without a nation there is nothing to brand

first_imgNation branding challenges and successes faced by Eastern European countries such as Ukraine, Bulgaria and Kosovo, in the wake of political and social change in the region since 1989, were held up as lessons in nation branding.Professor Nadia Kaneva offered the analysis in a presentation titled “The branded national imagination and its limits: Insights from the post-socialist experience” given at a Brand South Africa Competitiveness Forum for South African academia. Held at the University of Pretoria, Tshwane, on 5 October 2016, the forum aimed at in-depth analysis of global and domestic issues influencing the reputation and competitiveness of the nation’s brand.“As communism was ending, the Romanian flag allowed for a discourse around the future of the Nation” says Dr. Nadia Kaneva @Brand_SA forum pic.twitter.com/31tJ98AQhF— Guido van Garderen (@GuidovGarderen) October 5, 2016Presenting at the event were key academics in the fields of business, humanities and political science, from a host of South African universities and tertiary institutions.The goal of the dialogue is to compile all presentations and contributions into a peer-reviewed journal, with a view to positioning South Africa as a thought leader in nation branding. Key to the success of that journal will be the keynote contribution from Kaneva.Bulgarian-born Kaneva is an associate professor in the University of Denver’s media, film and journalism faculty. She is a globally respected and widely published researcher who uses critical sociology and media studies to dissect the commercialisation of politics and culture in Eastern Europe through nation branding and reputation-building.Kaneva’s ultimate conclusion – that in order to be more effective, an imagined nation brand should align closer to and more realistically to the changes in the nation and its people – was honed through extensive research on radical changes in Romania after the fall of communism, post-conflict Kosovo during the 2000s and the relationship between Ukraine and Russia as recently as three years ago.The lessons learnt in the research can be just as easily applied to any nation brand, especially for emerging economies like South Africa, she says.In introducing Kaneva, University of Pretoria deputy dean of humanities Professor Maxi Schoeman highlighted the importance of getting an outsider view on building South Africa’s brand internationally, someone objective enough to weigh up the differences and similarities between the country and nations with similar histories.The science and application of nation branding was now very much part of mainstream academia and an essential tool for governance, Kaneva said at the start of her presentation. As a legitimate interdisciplinary field, the study of nation branding included elements of media and marketing ideas, anthropological study, business theory and sociology.Yet, Kaneva argued, developing and managing a national brand and reputation would always be a highly political and therefore delicate process, the success of which did not always lie in the area of savvy marketing or critical theory.This was evident in post-socialist Eastern Europe countries experiencing the swift changes of political and economic experiments, Kaneva said.Extensive global multichannel marketing campaigns by Romania and Kosovo highlighted each country’s promise in its people and economics in a vastly depoliticised way, focusing on things such as tourism and investment and replacing a more realistic national identity with something more market-oriented, in other words, what “the outside world wanted to see”.In 2009, two years after gaining independence, Kosovo’s first attempt at marketing the country to the outside world was in the form of a television commercial, The Young Europeans. While carrying a positive message of reconciliation and cultural tolerance as well as an eagerness to partake economically in the European Union, it told little about the country and its people to outsiders (investors, tourists) that would differentiate it from any other European nation.While initially successful, there was a negative reaction from citizens, who felt misrepresented by this imagined nation brand. As Kaneva says, a rejection of idealised, imagined branding is ultimately counter-productive to what a country brand really wants to achieve.Watch The Young Europeans:At the crux of the argument, Kaneva says, is honesty with the nation brand, creating an identity that can actually be recognised by the people it is supposed to be representing.Offering solutions to link the imagined nation brand closer to reality, Kaneva highlighted the following:Recognise that nation branding has a political element and embrace it, with all its shortcomings and diversities.Invest in programmes and policy that encourages and grows both citizen engagement and development in the nation and its brand: let people inform the national message.Look beyond the data of perception ratings to formulate effective nation brand evaluation and measurement: outside views, particularly those formulated with data, are important, but other research models are necessary to get the complete picture of a nation.Diminish the focus and use of transnational mass media nation brand advertising; look to niche marketing opportunities for creating a truer, most consistent national image and reputation.Concluding her presentation, Kaneva said that reconstructing and refreshing national identities, particularly for nations with a history of significant political and societal transformation, should always consider the transformations of the people it represented, adding that, “without a nation there will be nothing to brand”.Download full presentationSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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Play Your Part heads to Mpumalanga to encourage youth entrepreneurship

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 31 July 2019 – Brand South Africa’s Play Your Part programme, in partnership with the Youth Economic Alliance, will host Grade 11 and 12 High School learners, as well as young entrepreneurs in Mpumalanga, to engage in a community outreach activity, themed “turn your ideas into currencies”.The Youth Economic Alliance Non-profit Company (YEA), is an entity established to drive the development and advancement of youth entrepreneurship. It champions youth entrepreneurship through targeted programmes that collectively address the unemployment problem among youth (particularly in previously disadvantaged backgrounds) by providing them with opportunities to develop their businesses, as well as providing access to resources and linkages needed to realize their potential, as young social and economic entrepreneurs.The Deputy Minister in the Presidency, Ms Thembi Siweya will give the keynote address. Deputy Minister Siweya is a youth activist and a philanthropist who is very passionate about promoting a culture of reading and writing.The outreach activity will emphasize the importance of active citizenship with a focus on how young people can support their communities.The conversation on Play Your Part will seek to identify innovative solutions and opportunities big or small for the community. This is to encourage and guide them on how to leverage opportunities in entrepreneurship towards a progressive frame of thinking and action.Media is invited to attend. Details are as follows:Date: Saturday, 3rd August 2019Time: 12h00 -15h00Venue: Bongisimbi Comprehensive SchoolThomas Mahlangu4052 Thys Jonker StreetAckervilleeMalahleniFor more information please contact Ms Ntombi Ntanzintombin@brandsouthafrica.com or 064 890 6819Follow the conversation on @PlayYourPartSA #PlayYourPart #GetInvolved.last_img read more