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The service is compatible with smart TVs and phones, tablets, PCs, streaming sticks, set-top boxes, gaming consoles and more.Find out more about DAZN here Jump to it: Taulupe Faletau takes on the Gloucester defence (Getty Images) Bath v Gloucester live stream: How to watch the Premiership match online from anywhereThe Rec was due to host 1,000 spectators for this early-evening kick-off (5.30pm) between Bath and Gloucester in the Gallagher Premiership, but the latest Government advice means it will now be played behind closed doors.The last time the two West Country rivals met, at Kingsholm in January, Gloucester were 29-15 winners, but it is Bath who have shown the better form since the restart and they will be looking to cement their place in the top four ahead of their final regular-season fixture on 4 October.England winger Joe Cokanasiga, who suffered a knee injury at the 2019 World Cup, is in line to make his first Bath appearance for more than a year having been named on the bench.Scrum-half Willi Heinz will play his first game since the restart for Gloucester and it should be an interesting match-up with England rival Ben Spencer, who has been so impressive since joining Bath from Saracens.Bath: Anthony Watson; Semesa Rokoduguni, Jonathan Joseph, Josh Matavesi, Ruaridh McConnochie; Rhys Priestland, Ben Spencer; Beno Obano, Tom Dunn, Will Stuart, Elliott Stooke, Charlie Ewels (captain), Tom Ellis, Sam Underhill, Taulupe Faletau.Replacements: Jack Walker, Lewis Boyce, Christian Judge, Josh McNally, Miles Reid, Will Chudley, Cameron Redpath, Joe Cokanasiga.Gloucester: Matt Banahan; Ollie Thorley, Chris Harris, Billy Twelvetrees, Jonny May; Lloyd Evans, Willi Heinz; Val Rapava-Ruskin, Jack Singleton, Fraser Balmain, Ed Slater, Matias Alemanno, Jake Polledri, Lewis Ludlow (captain), Ruan Ackermann.Replacements: Henry Walker, Corne Fourie, Jack Stanley, Ed Slater, Jordy Reid, Joe Simpson, Tom Seabrook, Louis Rees-Zammit.Here’s how to find a reliable live stream for Bath v Gloucester wherever you are.How to watch Bath v Gloucester from outside your countryIf you’re abroad, but still want to watch your local Premiership coverage, like Bath v Gloucester, you can do so by using a VPN – Virtual Private Network.VPNs allow you to get around any geo-blocking by changing your IP address so you appear in a different location and can watch the same legal Premiership live stream you would at home.Our friends at TechRadar have tested hundreds of VPN and recommend ExpressVPN, which is easy to use, has strong security features and allows you to watch on several devices at once, including smart TVs and phones, iPads, tablets, PCs and Macs.Plus, ExpressVPN comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. 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Bath v Gloucester live stream: How to watch from New ZealandIt’s little wonder that Sky Sport NZ, with ten sports channels, including one dedicated to rugby, is the rights-holder for Premiership matches in New Zealand.If you want to tune in to Bath v Gloucester from the Land of the Long White Cloud, it’s an early start as the match kicks off at 4.30am on Sky Sport NZ 1.It costs $31.99 a month to add Sky Sport to your Sky Starter pack ($25.99) but if you sign up for 12 months before 30 September 2020 you’ll get your first month free. Plus, you’ll get Sky Go, which allows you to watch live rugby wherever you are.Sky Sport NZ offer Bath v Gloucester live stream: How to watch from the UKBath v Gloucester, which kicks off at 5.30am this evening, will be shown live on BT Sport 1 in the UK. 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(Tallahassee, FL) — The coronavirus’ deadliest day for folks in Florida could be here sooner than previously thought. Experts from the University of Washington previously predicted the state’s deadliest day would be May 3rd, but they said yesterday it’ll arrive weeks earlier, on April 21st. The number of deaths that day could reach 569.Projections also show the state is expected to run out of ICU beds next Tuesday. The Sunshine State is already dealing with more than 13,600 cases, with over 250 deaths reported with half of the deaths reported in South Florida.The Florida Department of Health reports that more than 500 South Floridians have recently tested positive for COVID-19. Most of those new cases are in Miami-Dade County, which has the most cases in the state with almost 4700, followed by Broward County with over 2000, and Palm Beach County with almost 1100.Palm Beach still has the most deaths in the state with 51, while Broward has 47 and Miami-Dade has 41. The 139 deaths account for more than half of the state’s 254 deaths.
McCutchen homered and drove in three runs, A.J. Burnett won his fifth consecutive start and the Pittsburgh Pirates finished their first sweep of an AL team in more than a decade by beating the Royals 3-2 Sunday.And the win, combined with Sunday night’s loss by the Cincinnati Reds, left the Pirates tied for first place in the Central Division.Burnett had a no-hitter through 5 1-3 innings until Gordon singled with one out in the sixth.McCutchen hit an RBI double in the first inning and hit a two-run homer in the third. That gave Burnett (6-2) and three relievers enough support for the Pirates to win their fourth in a row despite having only three hits from all their other players.“The fact that McCutchen was the one who hurt us, that’s the fact I’m very concerned about,” Kansas City catcher Brayan Pena said.McCutchen has feasted on left-handers, improving his average to .463 against them after two hits in his first two at bats against Bruce Chen.This was the 50th interleague series the Pirates had played since taking three in a row from the Cleveland Indians on June 15-17, 2001.The Pirates have won four straight and are 12-3 since May 25, the best record in the major leagues in that span. Pittsburgh, which hasn’t had a winning season since 1992, also moved five games over .500 at 32-27.“This weekend was outstanding,” Burnett said. “We are playing good ball now and we are hitting on a couple of cylinders and it’s fun to watch.”McCutchen entered the game with 15 hits in his past 27 at-bats against left-handers. Despite going hitless over the first two games of the series, he made it 17 for 29 over the course of the first three innings.“I hadn’t been feeling that great the past few days, but after a few times out in the cage, I was able to put a show forth today,” McCutchen said.His first-inning double to right drove in Alex Presley, who led off the inning with a single. With Neil Walker on and two outs in the third, McCutchen lifted a 1-2 pitch from Bruce Chen into the left-field bleachers for his 11th of the season.“He’s leading everybody hitting left-handers,” Yost said. “We really tried, even in the first inning, we didn’t want to throw him a strike.”On Saturday night the Pirates made the most of a few lucky bounces and well-placed grounders Neil Walker drove in the go-ahead run with a groundout during a wacky fourth inning and Pittsburgh rallied for a 5-3 victory over the Kansas City Royals.“It wasn’t loud but balls were finding grass and spots in the infield,” Pittsburgh manager Clint Hurdle said. “It’s a tough inning if you’re playing defense because no balls are being barreled up.”Pittsburgh’s James McDonald lasted just four innings, matching his shortest start of the season. He gave up three runs and five hits with two walks and two strikeouts.“I just didn’t have any command of my pitches and it’s the type of game I want to throw away and start looking to bounce back for the next one,” McDonald said. “I put us in a hole but our bullpen did a great job of shutting them down and we found a way to win.”Attendance over the weekend was 36,069 on Friday, 39,312 on Saturday, and 25,752 on Sunday. As part of a Negro Leagues tribute on Saturday night, the Royals wore replica Kansas City Monarchs uniforms and the Pirates wore Homestead Grays throwbacks. Fans who attended were also treated to a free Boyz II Men concert. PITTSBURGH (AP)—With a left-hander on the mound, the Kansas City Royals didn’t want to throw Andrew McCutchen a strike.“We didn’t care if we walked him,” manager Ned Yost said.Sound strategy, poor execution. NEGRO LEAGUES TRIBUTE—Pirates pitcher James McDonald throws against the Royals on June 9, in Pittsburgh. As part of a Negro Leagues tribute, the Royals wore replica Kansas City Monarchs uniforms and the Pirates wore Homestead Grays throwbacks. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Chair of the House Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife, announced last Saturday that his first two fisheries roundtable discussions will be held in Northern California; the first this Saturday, October 5th, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in Arcata, and the second on Monday, October 7th, at 1:00 p.m. in San Francisco. These are the initial stops on a nationwide listening tour on federal fisheries management designed to engage diverse perspectives, …
4 April 2003“If we as a liberation movement and a nation were to be given the choice of one life story to be told, that story would have to be Walter Sisulu’s. In his life and the work of his life are captured and demonstrated the best, the noblest, the most heroic, the most deeply humane that our movement and our country represent and seek to represent.”So begins former president Nelson Mandela’s foreward to “In Our Lifetime” (David Philip), the biography of Walter and Albertina Sisulu.The book, written by the subjects’ daughter-in-law, Elinor Sisulu, is a fortunate conjunction of first-rate storyteller and fascinating subjects.The story of the Sisulus combines the personal and the political; it reflects the 20th-century history of South Africa, but at the same time it is, as their biographer puts it, “a story of persecution, bitter struggle and painful separation . and also one of patience, hope, enduring love and ultimate triumph”.Walter was a dapper, sophisticated estate agent and Albertina a naive and beautiful young nurse when they met in Johannesburg in the early 1940s. At their wedding in 1944, the chairman of the African National Congress Youth League warned the bride: “You are marrying a man who is already married to the nation.”Their life together was marked by frequent arrests and detentions as Walter Sisulu led campaigns to defy apartheid laws. ANC secretary-general, he had been jailed more than once when he went underground in 1963. Albertina and their eldest son were detained by police frustrated in their attempts to find Walter.He was arrested with other ANC leaders during a raid at Liliesleaf Farm later that year, and given a life sentence for treason, and Albertina was left with five children, plus her late sister’s two children, to rear on her own.Active in ANC Women’s League affairs and, in the 1980s, co-president of the United Democratic Front, she was banned for nearly two decades, and often jailed, and two of her children went into exile. They returned only after liberation movements were unbanned in 1990, several months after Walter Sisulu was released from Robben Island.Those are the bare bones of the story; but in this rich, well-written biography are also reflected the political debates and campaigns that characterised the liberation struggle – recounted by an author who had unprecedented access to letters, reports and other private and political documents.Daughter-in-law, biographerIt took Elinor Sisulu nine years to write a biography of her parents-in-law. Her problem was not resistance from the subjects, or difficulty in digging up information. It was just the opposite: too much information.“I was writing about my family, but I had to write about it in the context of the struggle.” So she over-researched, and over-wrote, “with detail I didn’t need”, she says – and her editor cut out much of it.The biography was her idea, soon after she and her husband, Max Sisulu, left Zimbabwe to live in South Africa. Her academic background is English literature and history, and, she says, “biography marries literature and history”.The Sisulus “had great confidence in me. That’s their success as parents, complete confidence . Walter used to say ‘I have complete confidence you’ll do a good job. I have no doubts.’”There was pressure to be absolutely accurate because, as she says, “you’re going to live with them after that. And so obviously from that point of view you don’t want to upset anyone unnecessarily.”But upsetting people with good reason was a different issue. “The only area where I found a bit of resentment was historical disagreements. All struggle biographies face that”, she says.“If people had a quarrel in the 1940s or ’50s and they patched that up, and you come along as an historian 50 years later and want to write about it, they don’t want you to. They’ve put it in the past. Quarrels especially between comrades – they are like family quarrels; you keep them behind closed doors.”There was a great deal of soul-searching: “There is a trend towards self-censorship. I hesitated a lot.” But in the end, she wrote about the quarrels, simply reporting points of view – largely those of her subjects, but other views as well.“It’s part of a historical process that you have to describe”, she says.Now and again a name is missing, but the rest is there, from anger over Winnie Mandela’s “matches and tyres” speech to debates in prison between Nelson Mandela and Govan Mbeki in this compulsively readable biography.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material
Thousands of people have been left displaced by the ongoing violence in eastern DRC. Refugees have built makeshift homes in the bushes as unguarded refugee camps are deemed too dangerous. (Images: Doctors Without Borders)Khanyi Magubane In the wake of the ongoing violence sweeping the eastern region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), South African President Kgalema Motlanthe has called for an immediate ceasefire to allow much-needed humanitarian aid to reach hundreds of thousands of displaced people.Motlanthe made the call at an extraordinary Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit, held on 9 November to discuss the crises in both the DRC and Zimbabwe.“The purpose of this summit is to discuss the instability and humanitarian crisis unfolding in the eastern part of the DRC,” he said. “We remain ready to assist the people of the DRC …to achieve a lasting peace.”Dissident Tutsi general Laurent Nkunda, rebel groups and Congolese government soldiers and their allies have been engaged in sporadic fighting in various parts of North Kivu, which borders Rwanda.Over 253 000 people have been displaced by the fighting.All efforts are being made to avoid another civil war similar to the one that ravaged the region between 1998 and 2003.The fighting has also taken on regional dimension with Rwanda, which has twice invaded Congo, accused of aiding Nkunda.The government of the DRC has in the meantime called on Angola, which backed it during the war, for help.It’s believed that Angola might have heeded this call, as soldiers described as “disciplined and Portuguese speaking” have been spotted in North Kivu.In early November, general Nkunda’s powerful army defeated the national army, which has been described as weak and chaotic, during an open-fire battle.Speaking at the SADC summit, President Motlanthe said he was pleased to hear of diplomatic engagements between the government of the DRC and Rwanda.The Rwandan government has since vehemently denied that any of its nationals are involved in the unrest.On 7 November, African leaders and UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon met in Nairobi to tackle the DRC conflict.Ban Ki-moon stressed that neither the vast African nation nor the surrounding region can risk a return to such conflict.“I must begin by saying that I have come to Nairobi with a heavy heart. We meet today as, once again, the interlinked tensions and conflicts in the Great Lakes region threaten hard won progress.”The Nairobi summit, hosted by the African Union, brought together DRC President Joseph Kabila and President Paul Kagame of Rwanda.Tutsi rebels are said to be siding with general Nkunda, while the Hutu rebels have joined forces with the national and Angolan armies to help the DRC government.“Neither the DRC, nor Rwanda, nor the rest of the central Africa region can afford to be dragged back into conflict. The international community cannot allow this to occur,” said Ban Ki-moon.Tomaz Salamao, SADC’s executive secretary, says that after the summit leaders would send military advisors to help the DRC government.The UN has already sent a large peacekeeping force to the region. With 17 000 soldiers Monuc, as the force is known, is the largest mission to be sent to any conflict area. But it has so far failed to end the violence, which in part is driven by competition for the area’s rich mineral resources.It is believed that the UN is calling for a further 3 000 soldiers to bolster their numbers.Aid struggling to reach thousandsAid agency efforts to help thousands of people displaced by fighting in the DRC largely failed on Saturday, despite an appeal by African leaders for a ceasefire.Speaking to journalists in Goma in the east of the country, Gloria Fernandez, head of the UN office for the coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, said it was imperative that help gets to those who need it as a matter of urgency.“Our priority is to restart the activities at many health centres in the area of Rutshuru and Kiwanja,” she said. “We’re taking health supplies, water, and sanitation.”This will be the first coordinated international effort to reach at least 50 000 displaced civilians, who the UN fears have left unprotected camps around Rutshuru, 70km north of Goma, where fighting has also been rife.The refugees are thought to be roaming the bush, seeking safe shelter, food, water and care.During the press conference, Fernandez pleaded with both Nkunda’s forces and the Congolese army to let civilians move freely to areas where they felt safe and could receive help.Nkunda warns against peace troops.In the wake of SADc’s call for a ceasefire, Nkunda has said it would be a mistake for the body’s troops to take a side; that they should rather be neutral. He said they if they favour the government’s position and fight with its allies they will face the wrath of the rebels.Speaking to news agency Reuters on 10 November Nkunda said, “If they come in and fight alongside the FARDC [Congolese government soldiers] and the FDLR [Rwandan Hutu rebels], they will be weakened, they will share the same shame as the DRC government.”“If SADC engages like this, they will have made a mistake … I am ready to fight them.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Khanyi Magubane at [email protected] articlesSA pilots bring air aid to AfricaUN, AU strive for peace Useful linksDepartment of Foreign AffairsDemocratic Republic of CongoUnited Nations
18 July 2013South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday officially launched the Danville settlement in Pretoria West, where low-income families, both black and white, are the recipients of new homes.The Danville settlement houses families that used to reside at Bethlehem informal settlement in Pretoria West, which was occupied by poor white families as well as other families residing in Road Reserves in the Attridgeville area, and other areas in Pretoria Central and West.Six more families were officially handed homes during Zuma’s visit, which coincided with Nelson Mandela International Day.Magta Croukamp, one of the recipients, became very emotional when asked how she felt to have a place to call home.Croukamp had travelled for 11 years around the country with her fiance, Jacob Kroen, looking for a stable place to live. She moved into her two-bedroom house in the settlement in May this year. She shares the home with her fiance and brother, Johan Croukamp.“We cannot thank the President enough for sticking to his word,” Croukamp said. “We have suffered for a long time. We were robbed 49 times while staying on the streets. At times, people tried to kill us for our luggage and clothing. I want to thank God and the President for sticking to his word.“Mandela Day will always be special to us. We would like to say, Mandela must get better. We are keeping him in our prayers.”Leone Heck, 51, said she knew that her house was on its way.“President Zuma is … a good man who keeps his promises,” Heck said. “He visited our area before and promised houses and he is delivering. It is excellent that he is trying to help everyone just like Mandela did.”Crissie Nel, who did not have a house for 10 years, had told Zuma she wanted a house during one of his previous visits to the community.“When I told people around me that I asked the President for a house, everyone told me to forget about ever getting a house. I was so happy when I moved in. Thank you President Zuma for keeping your promise,” said Nel, who lives with her husband in her new home.Zuma said he was touched by the way he was received in Danville.“This is what we want to see happening in the country. There is a genuine expression of satisfaction. We are giving houses to all the nation’s groups. South Africa belongs to all who live in it … Even those still waiting for their houses will get their houses.”Source: SAnews.gov.za
28 September 2015It’s a honourable gift [to South Africa] to play your part wherever you are, said Katie Mohamed, a representative of Brand South Africa on Heritage Day during an event to honour women.Owami Women in partnership with Brand South Africa got together on 24 September 2015 in Lonehill, Johannesburg to celebrate women in various sectors who play their part in preserving the country’s heritage.According to Bridget Nkuna, founder of Owami Women’s Deep and Meaningful Conversation, the importance of honouring women stems from the intent that both Owami Women and Play Your Part should award recognition to ordinary people who do their bit to contribute towards a better South Africa. Brand South Africa partnered with Owami Women to award women who play their part in preserving the country’s heritage. (Image: Melissa Javan)“There are many unsung heroes who in their daily lives give of themselves in this country. Owami Women has 2300 members of which them have an area of life towards which they work and contribute,” said Nkuna.“We have many stories and testimonies of excellence amongst our members. The six women that we chose to recognise in this time are women whose contribution we have tracked and therefore have vetted the authenticity of their work.”Guests at the event wore traditional attire to celebrate Heritage Month. (Image: Melissa Javan)Owami Women’s Deep and Meaningful Conversation is an initiative that enables women to share their stories and lend support to one another on a public platform. “It will do more than inspire viewership. It will encourage women to speak up and share their voice,” its website reads.Through its flagship programme ‘Play Your Part’, Brand South Africa recognises and celebrates South Africans who continue to make a positive contribution in their communities. Brand South Africa therefore recognises the positive impact that Owami Women has played in addressing women’s issues in the country ranging from social to business matters.Make a small contribution The key message from Katie Mohamed of Brand South Africa is that people should make a small difference wherever they are. “Ask yourself: ‘What difference can I make at my school, my home or at work?’ (Image: Brand South Africa)Nkuna said the awards “is the start of bigger things to come.”She added that South Africans have the responsibility to play their part. “It’s not good enough to complain.” She also encouraged the guests to adopt a girl. Nkuna said it is important that mentorship is done.Mohamed’s message was that a small positive contribution could be made to make a difference in the country. “Ask yourself: ‘What difference can I make at my school, my home or at work?’ Everyone can play their part in South Africa.”She recalled the story of a grandmother she had met who started a safe haven at her home. “The kids would come to her home from school, eat and do their homework there.”“We need to love each other. Make a difference [in our area],” Mohamed said. Guests at the event, Rebecca McNally, a representative of Miss Earth South Africa, and Bianca Williams of the organisation Campaign for Girls, are also Play Your Part ambassadors. (Image by: Melissa Javan)The award winnersSithembile Ntombela, acting chief marketing officer of Brand South Africa, said: “It’s a great honour to be recognised and acknowledged as one of the women playing their part and I’d like to thank Owami Women for this award.” Katie Mohamed (middle) took the award on behalf of Sithembile Ntombela of Brand South Africa, who unfortunately could not attend the event. On Mohamed’s left is colleague Boitumelo Mpete and Bridget Nkuna (on right) of Owami Women. (Image: Brand South Africa)Nawaal Nolwesi Mdluli, chief executive officer and founding editor of Kwenta Media said she is quite humbled. “It’s quite exciting, being given this recognition.“I have to grow more legs to enable me to keep growing. Our Essays of Africa magazine should keep on moving women. I realise you have to move in a way that you empower and bring change. It’s my responsibility to be an agent of sustainable change,” she said.Motlalepule Mokhine, founder of the financial firm Temogo Consulting, said she had not expected the special recognition. “When you are doing something with passion and purpose, you don’t expect this. We are very excited about it though.“I believe that the world would be a better place if everyone does their part. Collectively we can bring change to our country,” said Mokhine. Nothando Baloyi (middle) of Lady T VIP Protection company is recognised because her business succeeds in a male dominated industry. Here with Baloyi is Boitumelo Mpete of Brand South Africa and Bridget Nkuna (on right) of Owami Women. (Image: Brand South Africa)The other winners were Kearabilwe Modise-Moloto, owner and founder of the non-profitable organisation (npo) Bontlebame that aims to educate girls on education and health issues; Nthabiseng Monareng, author and specialist in family law; and Nothando Baloyi, the managing director of a local VIP Protection company.
Related Posts Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and… Tags:#American Center for Mobility#Autonomous car#Congress#Mcity#Michigan#Self-Driving David Curry A package of four bills that allow fully autonomous testing in Michigan were approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate on Thursday.The bills make it legal for fully autonomous cars to drive without a driver inside and open up 122 miles of public road for testing. The legislature also approved a plan to redevelop Willow Run airport into a test site for self-driving vehicles.See Also: Toyota steers millions into University of Michigan AI projectSomeone must monitor the autonomous car, but they don’t have to be inside. This provides Uber, Lyft, and other ride-hailing apps with the opportunity to cut the driver and have a few technicians on hand to watch for failures in the system.Michigan has been relaxing laws on self-driving far quicker than other states, with the intention of bringing Silicon Valley dollars and jobs to the Rust Belt.Many self-driving automakers already in MichiganToyota, General Motors, Ford, Nissan, and Honda are already testing autonomous vehicles or investing in autonomous projects in Michigan. Toyota also co-owns, with the other four automakers, the American Center for Mobility, the organization in charge of redeveloping the Willow Run airport into an autonomous test site.Technology companies have been less receptive of Michigan. Uber has set up shop in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and both Google and Apple are sticking to San Francisco.Bringing automotive jobs back into Detroit has been an aim of Gov. Rick Snyder, who on Thursday thanked everyone that worked on the bills for ensuring that “Michigan is the new mobility leader of the world.”Michigan is not the only state pushing for relaxed autonomous vehicle laws, Florida, Nevada, Arizona, and California have all pushed laws aimed at making it easier for companies to test self-driving vehicles. For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle…