Harry Kane scores against West Ham Harry Kane’s 24th goal of the season snatched a dramatic point for Tottenham against West Ham at White Hart Lane on Sunday.The goal sparked a frenzy among Spurs supporters, but left the Hammers’ following dumbfounded as to how the 21-year-old was awarded a contentious penalty after a tangle with Alex Song.Typically, Twitter reacted in comical fashion. Below are some of the best bits from social media, with Gary Lineker and Richard Keys given their thoughts on the result… 1
Jimmy, Colm and RoryWE’VE got McFadden Man….And this weekend singer, songwriter, publican, entertainer and of course, the GAA’s greatest all-time song machine man of all time Rory Gallagher had a pint or two with the St Michael’s scorer.Colm McFadden popped into Rory’s bar in Lanzarote (26C outside apparently) to share a cold one and a chat. Even Jimmy was there (Senegal Jimmy – not Jimmy McGuinness).Roll on 2014….need to get Jimmy Winning Matches again. COLM McFADDEN MAN CALLS INTO SEE RORY ON HIS ISLAND! was last modified: November 2nd, 2013 by John2Share 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:Colm McFaddenkilcarRory Gallagher
15 February 2005Work has begun on one of South Africa’s most ambitious housing projects to date. The multi-million rand N2 Gateway Project will benefit over 100 000 people who squat along the highway leading from Cape Town International Airport into the Mother City – and pilot a new model for tackling urban development in the country.Contractors from Sobambisana Consortium began clearing sites along the N2 last week – a day after they were informed that they had won the mammoth low-cost housing tender.This project, starting with the Joe Slovo informal settlement, is the first to emerge from the government’s new plan to fast-track housing delivery, with the aim of eradicating informal settlements in the country by 2014.Rapid delivery – to be achieved in part by jettisoning unnecessary bureaucracy and limiting prior consultation and participation – is seen as key to the project.Cape Town Executive Mayor Nomaindia Mfeketo said the project aimed to “bring quality housing to the poor of our City on a scale which has not been on the agenda before.“It is not only about providing housing to residents of informal settlements”, Mfeketo said. “All families needing housing will benefit from our new approach to housing – those living in backyards, those living in council housing, those with no housing at all.”About 30% of the housing will be dedicated to backyard dwellers.Mark Julies of the Sobambisana Consortium, made up of six companies, said work would commence at a “very rapid pace” once they had received all the necessary information and documentation.Detailed layout plans, design drawings, architect’s impressions and models of the units had been submitted as part of the tender process – and clearing of sites and excavation was already under way.The first sub-phase of the project kicks off with 700 units, simple in design, at the Joe Slovo informal settlement in Langa that was ravaged by fire in January. Julies said these would be high-density units – about 150 units per hectare – consisting of a variety of one, two and three-bed roomed units.The aim, he said, was not to recreate “just another township” but rather an urban environment, consisting of open space, green space, semi-private space and rainwater collection points.Other informal settlements earmarked for the project include Barcelona, Boys Town, Kanana and New Rest.Housing Minister Lindiwe Sisulu described the project as a “win-win for everyone in Cape Town”.Everyone involved in the project had worked hard to work out an avenue and a business plan, pool resources, count the “meagre pennies” and put together an integrated development plan, she said.Because there was always contestation over scarce resources, Sisulu urged communities to “be patient and understand”.Government housing representatives will embark on a door-to-door campaign to establish a better understanding of the project.“To ensure the integrity of the process, we have asked the Department of Justice to come on board to ensure that all the legal requirements are kept and processed”, Sisulu added.Source: BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
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Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh has decided to seek legal opinion on whether his Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu can continue to appear as a celebrity judge on a popular television show. “Capt. Amarinder has said he is not sure what the law says regarding a Cabinet minister working on a television programme, and will have to ask the State’s advocate general to give legal advice on the matter,” his media advisor, Raveen Thukral, told The Hindu.Conflict of interest“It’s about whether there’s any conflict of interest if he [Mr. Sidhu] continues to work in television…If there is any, then the Chief Minister will talk to him [Mr. Sidhu] and bring it to his knowledge,” he added.The controversy erupted after Mr. Sidhu recently said that he will continue to appear on a popular TV show as a celebrity judge. “TV shows will not interfere with my Cabinet responsibilities. The public had elected me five times with what I have been doing…If they don’t have a problem, why should anyone else have it,” Mr. Sidhu had said. ‘Not office of profit’He insisted that his TV shows will not interfere with his Cabinet responsibilities. “I have no liquor, sand mining or transport business like former deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal. I earn a living through TV shows and I will be in Chandigarh from Monday to Thursday and in Amritsar from Friday to Sunday. What I do at night should not be anyone’s concern. I will take first flight back to Punjab after TV shoots in Mumbai,” he said.Mr. Sidhu, who currently holds the portfolios of local government, tourism and cultural affairs, has been maintaining that doing a TV show does not come under the ambit of “office of profit”.Meanwhile, Navjot Singh Sidhu’s wife Navjot Kaur has come out in support of his husband through a Facebook post, saying that the issue was being over-hyped without any reason.“Such hype has been created about Navjot earning a living from television. He has left 80 per cent of shows, which included IPL, commentary, etc.I think it is a meagre time for a non-socially active God-fearing workaholic,” she wrote on Facebook. (With inputs from PTI)
Driven by a desire to change the “political discourse of the country”, over 50 alumni of IIT have got together and formed a new party, the Bahujan Azad Party, to contest the Lok Sabha poll. Formed in April last year, the party has been allotted “slate” as its election symbol.“Our party symbol signifies our motto: nurture the root first,” say a group of IITians in one voice as their white SUV moves precariously on a narrow levee full of potholes in Bihar’s Sheohar constituency. “It (levee) has been in construction for 20 years… you can see its condition, and they [parties in power in Bihar and at the Centre] keep talking about development,” says Anand Kumar Kushwaha.A bespectacled young man clad in white kurta and blue jeans, Mr. Kushwaha is an alumnus of IIT-Delhi. He passed out in 2006 and founded a start-up in Bangkok. But somewhere in his heart, he says, there was an ache to do something for the people of his State.Online coaching He later came in contact with NGO ‘Mauka Foundation’ run by fellow IITian Akhilesh Kumar. Over 50 IITians were associated with the foundation that gives online coaching to IIT aspirants living in remote villages.However, they all had dreams in their eyes and wanted to empower the downtrodden. Their IIT fellows in Delhi had seen and participated in the “Anna movement”. But they got disillusioned with fellow IITian Arvind Kejriwal’s (now Chief Minister of Delhi) “hurry to get power” and decided to take the plunge themselves.“So we formed BAP,” says party president Naveen Kumar alias Virodhi Naveen.Local contribution BAP has decided to contest five seats in Bihar (Sheohar, West Champaran, Karakat, Patna Sahib and Patliputra), 22 in Maharashtra, one in U.P. (Allahabad), one in Punjab (Bathinda) and two in Delhi. “We’ve our own way of interacting with the locals… we move on bicycles fitted with loudspeakers and reach out to people through meetings. The response is very encouraging,” says Mr. Akhilesh, who is also the party’s Bihar unit president. “While campaigning we seek a contribution of ₹1 from the locals to meet our expenses.” Mr. Kushwaha is pitted against two-time sitting BJP MP Rama Devi and Syed Faisal Ali, a journalist, fielded by the RJD in Sheohar that goes to the polls on May 12.
PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss “I think China is some kind of underdog like we are because they have not done great results for the national team. They have a lot of pressure on themselves with all the things they invest in football, they hope to be better than what they are and I think it’s an important game for them.”Having coached for three different clubs in China for three years, Eriksson’s knowledge of the Chinese side will come in handy as the Azkals target an upset.“China has some good players and they will play an open style,” said Eriksson.“If you look on the pitch, I think on a good day, we can be equal with China or even beat them. They have some good players, but we have as well.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting The same approach could be used against China, which rallied past Kyrgyzstan, 2-1, in its opening match on Monday. The Chinese need another win to reach the knockout stage.The loss to Korea put the Philippines in a difficult position as the Azkals need to pick up points from their last two matches to reach the Round of 16.But while the Azkals have overachieved in recent years with qualification to this tournament as their biggest milestone yet, the Dragons have struggled to pick up impressive results in the leadup to the tournament.That will make the task even more difficult for his side as the Chinese are under pressure to deliver a victory, according to coach Sven Goran Eriksson.“I think it’s possible (to upset China), but I think it is going to be difficult,” said Eriksson.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue “I guarantee you that (8-1) result will not happen again,” captain Stephan Schrock declared shortly after the Azkals pushed giants South Korea to the limit, before falling 1-0 in their Group C opener on Monday.“We have confidence, that’s why we qualified in the first place, and we believe always in ourselves to upset someone and be annoying to the other teams.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsThe Azkals will have their hands full against a Chinese side ranked 40 places higher in the Fifa rankings at No. 76.Against the heavily favored Koreans, the Azkals used a disciplined approach in defense, while relying on quick counters through Javier Patino to create opportunities. New age-group tennis season unwraps with Actifit National open The Philippine Azkals prepare for China which they face Friday night in Abu Dhabi. —INSTAGRAMABU DHABI—It will be another David versus Goliath clash when the Philippines tries to keep its Round of 16 hopes alive against giants China on Friday night in the AFC Asian Cup here.The match at 5:30 p.m. (9:30 p.m., Philippine time) gives the Azkals another golden opportunity to create history against a team that handed them an 8-1 beating in a friendly match two years ago.ADVERTISEMENT SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion LATEST STORIES MOST READ TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte