In the last seconds of the last game the Mustangs were stung by the West Henderson Falcons 49 to 48. Tonight Jayce Wolfe will be back with the Mustangs and the mustangs will be playing at home. Blue shirted fans are needed tonight in the New Mustangs Gym. Game time is 6:00 p.m. after JV Action.
Ray Maota The coastal city of Durban is fondlyknown as South Africa’s playground. (Image: MediaClubsouthafrica.com. For more free photos, visit the image library) Fikile Mbalula, minister of sports and recreation, said the South African government has thrown their full support behind the hosting of the IOC. (Image: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Anthony Edgar IOC Media Operations +41 21 621 6111 RELATED ARTICLES • First World Forestry Congress for SA • SA to host world’s richest golf event • SA becomes business tourism hub • 2011 Comrades draws big names Members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) will converge on the coastal city of Durban, South Africa, for their annual general meeting from 4 to 9 July 2011. This is the first time that the committee meets on African soil.The meetings taking place at Durban’s International Convention Centre will form part of the 123rd IOC session, during which the host city for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be selected.The host city will be chosen from the three candidates – Munich, Germany; Annecy, France; and Pyeongchang, South Korea – by the IOC through a secret ballot voting system on 6 July 2011.The rivals submitted their final bid proposals to the IOC by the January 2011 deadline, which then passed into the hands of the IOC’s evaluation commissioners in February 2011.Also in attendance will be the heads of state of Germany, Korea, Hungary, the Netherlands and Denmark, as well as international sports administrators and royalty. The attendance of French President, Nicholas Sarkozy, is yet to be confirmed.A historic momentSouth Africa’s Sam Ramsamy, an IOC executive board member, promised all attendees “an unforgettable week in South Africa”.Ramsamy said: “This is a historic moment for Durban, South Africa and for Africa to host the International Olympic Committee for the first time on the continent. This is also the first time that such a group is assembling in South Africa and this provides us with abounding opportunities to showcase our economy, tourism, culture and our people.”Ramsamy expressed his gratitude for the honour, and gave his assurance that preparations are well underway and on track.“It promises to be a memorable event,” he added.Fikile Mbalula, the minister of sports and recreation, likened the hosting of the IOC to the hugely successful and widely acclaimed 2010 Fifa World Cup hosted by South Africa last year.Mbalula said: “As the South African government, we’ve thrown our full support behind the success of the IOC session. We look forward to constructive engagement with the leaders of world sport, and we look to continue entrenching our country’s positive reputation as a major international sports, tourism and events destination.”Mbalula said that the country would continue to bid for and host events across the sporting spectrum.Sports tourism in South AfricaIn an effort to sustain the legacy left by the hosting of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, South Africa’s national sporting and tourism bodies will launch the Sports and Events Tourism Exchange (SETE) during the 123rd session.SETE will take place in Cape Town at the International Convention Centre from 27 to 29 July 2011.The event’s aim is to develop more ways of maintaining South Africa’s tourism industry through sport.SETE will host academics and experts in sports, events and tourism, who will all share their knowledge and expertise on sustainable sports tourism.Roshene Singh, chief marketing officer of South African Tourism, said: “Globally, sports tourism is a multi-billion dollar industry and with South Africa’s proven capability of hosting major events, as well as our significant infrastructure footprint, it makes sense that we start pursuing sports tourism as a viable route towards achieving our tourism goals.”Singh said that the SETE event will offer tourism and sports bodies the chance to come together and collaborate towards making the most of national hosting of sports and mega events.“The World Cup was a major boost for South Africa’s international reputation,” she said, “but it is important to note that hosting ongoing sustainable events across all sporting codes in South Africa are equally important for us to drive future tourism and economic growth.”Secured opportunitiesAccording to the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), 200 meetings and conferences have already been secured over the next five years and this is expected to boost South Africa’s revenue by R1.6-billion (US$238-million).Miller Matola, CEO of the IMC, said: “We welcome the delegates and guests to the 123rd general session of the IOC. The hosting of such a great event will make a direct contribution to tourism revenue and we are confident that the experience of delegates in South Africa will turn them into brand ambassadors for the country.“As a proud host country for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, South Africa delivered a truly memorable and world-class African tournament, as the world experienced Africa’s rich diversity and imbibed in the spirit of ubuntu; which relates to humanity’s interconnectedness.”Durban: South Africa’s playgroundDurban will be a hive of activity in the next nine days with three high-profile international events taking place almost simultaneously.On 2 July, Durban hosts one of South Africa’s most popular horse races, the Durban July, at Greyville Racecourse. Many other events and parties are planned throughout the weekend to coincide with the main attraction.Then from 4 to 9 July the IOC will have their annual meeting.On 7 July, a wedding reception for Prince Albert II of Monaco and his South African sweetheart, former Olympic backstroke swimmer Charlene Wittstock, will also be held in Durban. Albert is scheduled to attend the IOC gathering, after which the royal couple will spend their honeymoon in the country.In just nine days Durban will prove that it is truly South Africa’s playground.
MMA’s Viscount “Quininup” at Perth Airport. Credit Merv Prime Quininup, a 48-seat Vickers Viscount, gleamed like near new in its MacRobertson Miller Airlines color scheme of blue and green, a stark contrast to the burning red earth she flew over as she took miners north to make their fortunes as Western Australia’s first iron ore boom gathered momentum.But she carried deep in her wing a deadly flaw that had started some five years earlier during a botched modification performed at Essendon Airport.Quininup was a Vickers Viscount 720C and had started life in 1954 as the second of a new fleet for Trans Australian Airlines. A series of leases then purchase saw her owned by Ansett-ANA, which transferred her to its WA subsidiary MMA as VH-RMQ a few months prior to the crash.Read: World’s Best Airlines for 2019For her five crew, she was the darling of the fleet and with a passenger capacity of 48 passengers almost twice the size of her stablemate the Fokker F27 Friendship.Tuesday, December 31, 1968, dawned a typical summer day in Perth: warm with wind out of the north-east.Being New Year’s Eve, the passenger load was light – just 22 including Kelmscott man Keith Dyke, 67, who was flying for the first time.VH-RMQ’s captain, was Brian Bayly, a WW11 bomber pilot who had the right stuff in spades and was the fourth most senior pilot at MMA with over 19,000 hours.Captain Brian Bayly. Photo colorized by Benoit VienneCaptain Bayly was a legend, suave, engaging, and humorous and always smiling.His crew for Flight 1750 to Port Hedland was First Officer Michael Nelson 31, senior training hostess Georgette Bradshaw, 24, Gail Sweetman 23, who had been WA’s entrant in the 1965, Miss Australia Quest. With them was 23-year-old trainee hostess Kay Aubery, who had joined the airline only a month earlier and was making her fourth flight.According to researcher Anthony James, Miss Aubery, an only child, was originally rostered on a flight to Kalgoorlie and was a last-minute inclusion.The boarding call came at 8.10am and one passenger Gordon Collins, a 34-year-old father of eight, was heard to tell his wife: “I don’t want to go”.The Viscount took off at 8.36am.According to Mr. James, “moments later, Dorothy Weir, whose husband, Gordon, was a passenger, had a strange sensation.”Mrs. Weir said “my legs suddenly buckled under me and I could not walk. I just sat there and watched the plane until it disappeared.”Aside from some turbulence early in the flight, the flying conditions were fine.The flight route was north-east over Mount Magnet with a turn due north at Meekatharra, abeam Wittenoom Gorge at 11.14amAt 11.20am, FO Nelson advised that they would be commencing their descent from FL190 (19,000ft) in three minutes.And precisely three minutes later Captain Bayly eased back the throttles on the four Rolls Royce Dart turboprops and Quininup left the cruise level of FL190 and commenced the descent into Port Hedland — a procedure he had done hundreds of timesAt 11.34am, FO Nelson reported that Quininup was 30 miles (48km) south of Port Hedland and had left 7,000 ft.This was the final transmission.Just four seconds later the starboard (right) wing outboard of the inner or No. 3 engine – and including the No. 4 engine – snapped off and hit the tail as it separated sending Quininup into uncontrollable dive, impacting the ground 26 seconds later.But the impact of this disaster is still painful 50 years on.On the huge Indee station, owner Colin Brierly heard two big explosions and observed a huge, black smoke cloud rise in the distance.In Port Hedland, air traffic controller Pat Seymour saw the same ominous smoke.Mr. Seymour told Mr. James: “When I didn’t get a response from the crew, I knew something had gone terribly wrong with the aircraft. Crews always respond promptly during this stage of flight.”Search and rescue efforts were launched immediately.Mr. Brierly was first to the sickening crash site but there were no survivors.All that was left were twisted pieces of metal, scattered over a wide area blackened by the inferno that engulfed the wreckage.The tragedy started the most comprehensive investigation in Australian aviation history at the time.The wing that separated was sent to Melbourne for forensic examination and it was discovered after nine months of forensic investigation that shoddy maintenance work was to blame.Engineers in Melbourne at Ansett performing an upgrade to the wing in 1964 “butchered” pre-drilled holes in a metal plate that was being bolted to the underside of a wing spar so that they lined up with holes in the spar.Incredibly, none of the three involved were ever brought to account and thus the relatives were denied proper compensation.
Touch Football Australia would like to attention members to the following community notice centreing around the observance of World Diabetes Day, today Wednesday 14th November 2007.With the passage of the United Nations’ World Diabetes Day Resolution in December 2006, November 14 has now become a United Nations-observed day. The date was chosen because it marks the birthday of Frederick Banting, who, along with Charles Best, is credited with the discovery of insulin. The theme of this year’s World Diabetes Day campaign is Diabetes in Children and Adolescents.Diabetes is one of the most common chronic diseases of childhood. It can strike children at any age, including pre-school children and even toddlers. Yet diabetes in children is often diagnosed late, when the child has diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), or it is misdiagnosed completely. The United Nations has shown its commitment to raising awareness of World Diabetes Day and by highlighting the global impact of diabetes.Over 246 million people are living with diabetes. Without concerted action to fight the disease, this figure will reach 380 million within a generation.World Diabetes Day is celebrated worldwide. It brings together millions of people in over 195 countries to raise awareness of diabetes, including children and adults affected by diabetes, healthcare professionals, healthcare decision-makers and the media. For further information visit www.worlddiabetesday.orgTouch Football Australia thanks you for your attention.
Cardiff boss Neil Warnock hails away fans for Crystal Palace stalemateby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCardiff City boss Neil Warnock hailed the away support for their 0-0 draw at Crystal Palace.Warnock made a point of instructing his side to applaud the 1,700 away end, with the players handing over shirts to supporters in the crowd.He said: “When you’ve got fans like that and a club supporting you, you’ve always got a chance. Our dressing room is our strength, but I think we play a lot more than we get credit for.”I think the lads get tainted because they’re my team, whereas I think we play as well as a lot of teams in the league and we’ve got a bit of steel about us.””I’m really pleased for the fans. We’ve had one point in I don’t know how many games. To keep that volume up is unbelievable, so all credit to them.”Warnock added: “We looked at the last time they played Burnley and I think they had 30-odd shots, so we knew what we’d be up against.”But I thought we were really well organised and broke at pace when we got time. I thought their keeper made the best save of the game if I’m honest from Kadeem and at the end we kept going and nearly won it at the death.”I know it was a 0-0 draw but I thought it was an exciting 0-0 draw if I’m honest.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Hoedt free to leave Southampton admits Hasenhuttlby Freddie Taylor9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl has admitted Wesley Hoedt is free to leave the club this month.The Dutch defender has yet to feature for Saints since Hasenhuttl replaced Mark Hughes last month.”Nearly every player [has] played a game until now but he didn’t. It’s difficult,” Hasenhuttl said.”I made a decision for (Jannik) Vestergaard, Jack Stephens at Derby. I think Jack will take the part of Maya Yoshida who is gone for one month.”Yeah, it’s not the best for Wesley, that’s right. It’s the same for Gabbiadini or Steven (Davis). The guys went away to find other solutions, it’s better for them.”For Wesley it can be the same. We don’t send any player away but if he feels like he is not used like wants from us, he should think about it.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
PSG chief Leonardo to try again for Tottenham defender Serge Aurierby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG chief Leonardo is ready to try again for Tottenham defender Serge Aurier.With the January market looming, Leonardo still wants to bring Aurier back to PSG, says Sportmediaset.The Ivorian was on Leonardo’s shopping list over the summer, but ran out of time to do the deal.The pair are close and talks will resume ahead of the market reopening in the New Year.PSG would favour an initial loan arrangement. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Bad weather has postponed a planned apology on TB by Canada’s prime minister at this Iqaluit hotel. (APTN/Kent Driscoll)APTN NewsHigh winds are delaying the prime minister’s planned apology in Iqaluit Thursday.Justin Trudeau was scheduled to apologize for how Inuit patients were treated in southern Canada between the 1940s and 1960s where they were sent with Tuberculosis (TB).However, his plane has been unable to land in the Nunavut capital.Survivors say some patients were mistreated in sanatoriums, some died, and their remains weren’t returned to their home communities.APTN Investigates producer Holly Moore chronicled some of the problems in this documentary The Cure Was Worse.The plane carrying Trudeau, which left Ottawa Thursday morning, was diverted to Goose Bay, Labrador.The apology has been on the calendar for almost two years and is drawing people from across the territory.TB is still an active health problem in Nunavut, and the prime minister is expected to speak on that, as well.
TORONTO — DesRosiers Automotive Consultants Inc. says light vehicle sales fell eight per cent in December compared with last year for a tenth straight month of declines.The auto consultant says 114,289 vehicles sold in December, compared with 124,247 in the same month last year, for a 12.1 per cent decline in passenger car sales and a 6.5 per cent decline in light truck sales.Total light vehicles sales for 2018 came in at 1.985 million, down 2.6 per cent from the record 2.039 million vehicles sold a year earlier.Light truck sales, which include pickup trucks and various types of SUVs, rose 0.6 per cent in 2018, while generally more fuel efficient passenger car sales dropped 9.7 per cent year over year.General Motors, which has faced criticism for plans to close its Oshawa Assembly Plant, saw sales drop 30 per cent in December from a year earlier.Fiat Chrysler Automobiles also saw a steep drop at 32.5 per cent, while Ford Motor Co. was down 8.4 per cent. Toyota sales were up 28 per cent and Honda sales were up 11.2 per cent. The Canadian Press