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With luck, Kane joins England’s great World Cup strikers

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial 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 In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan MOST READ Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees England’s Harry Kane celebrates his team’s 6-1 victory at the end of the group G match between England and Panama at the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium in Nizhny Novgorod , Russia, Sunday, June 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)NIZHNY NOVGOROD, Russia — Harry Kane now has a permanent souvenir from the World Cup.The England striker grabbed the game ball and kept it in his grasp after scoring a hat trick in his team’s 6-1 win over Panama on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT Those goals — two penalties and a lucky deflection — made Kane the third Englishman after Geoff Hurst and Gary Lineker to score a hat trick in a World Cup match.“One to be proud of,” Kane said. “Not many players get to score a hat trick in a World Cup.”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 crownThe third goal was “probably one of the luckiest ones of my career,” he said. It came when a shot from teammate Ruben Loftus-Cheek deflected off his heel and wrong-footed Panama goalkeeper Jaime Penedo.The other two were penalties, but it didn’t matter that his goals weren’t vintage. It was enough to put England into the round of 16 with a match to spare.  Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Hurst, who got his hat trick in England’s 4-2 victory over West Germany in the 1966 World Cup final, also had that ability. As did Lineker, who scored three against Poland at the 1986 tournament.Like them, Kane was expected to lead England’s attack. But defender John Stones wasn’t.The big center back contributed two goals with a pair of headers. That gives him more World Cup goals than he has in 122 games in the Premier League, where he has scored only once.But, as Stones swiftly reminded everyone, he did score twice in a Champions League game last year.He said his cellphone was “blowing up” with messages after his goals. But he’s more concerned with Kane’s tally and his chance to beat Ronaldo and others to the Golden Boot for the tournament’s top scorer.“I’d love Harry to get it,” Stones said. “I know Harry would want us to win more than get the Golden Boot. That’s the most important thing. But, on a personal level, I’d love Harry to get it.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Kane now has a tournament-leading five goals at the World Cup, one more than Cristiano Ronaldo and Romelu Lukaku.“You’ve got some of the best players in the world doing well, scoring goals, so it’s nice to be up there,” Kane said. “But for me it’s just about the wins. The most important thing is that my goals help my team win. I just hope to continue it.”Kane took advantage of an overly-physical Panama team to score twice from the spot in the first half. The first penalty came when Jesse Lingard was fouled. Kane won the second himself.He converted both penalties convincingly.“You can dismiss penalties as being easy, but the length of time you have to wait before taking it, and the number of distractions to keep focused and start again, it tells you a bit about the mental toughness that he’s got,” England coach Gareth Southgate said. “He’s there. He’s up at the top. We wouldn’t swap him for anyone. We know when he gets opportunities he’s going to bury them.”ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Honda goal gives Japan a 2-2 draw with Senegal at World Cup Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View commentslast_img read more

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WCD to see permanent sea defence in coming months – NDC Chairman

first_imgThe sea defences along the West Coast of Demerara (WCD) which were sent crashing down by massive waves during high tide will soon be permanently fixed in the coming months.A section of the sea defence that was temporarily repaired with bouldersThis was announced by Uitvlugt-Tuschen Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC) Chairman Vishal Ambedkar, who noted that the area was recently examined during a visit from Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) Chairman Julius Faerber.Meanwhile, the temporary works along the coastline which were halted owing to a shortage of materials have not been restarted. Minister Patterson has indicated that the proposed works for the seawall structures would be sent to be tendered and this will be materialised in a matter of two weeks.“We were told that within two weeks, the works will be going out to tender,” Ambedkar stated.However, residents will have to wait for about two months before the tender is reviewed and there will be a better understanding as to the requirements of the permanent structure. From there onwards, a contractor who is deemed as certified will be selected to complete the rehabilitative works.Presently, there are efforts to obtain more boulders for the construction of the permanent sea defence structure.The NDC Chairman also noted that there would be consultations among the villagers of the respective communities while they were waiting for the structures to be fixed.“After it goes out to tender, then we’re in a better position to say what type of works. In the meantime, however, we will be having some discussions and meeting with the community, to describe the technical aspects of the works that will be undertaken.” he explained.Earlier this month, waves from the Atlantic Ocean which were generated during a spring tide battered the seawall along the WCD, resulting in the destruction of four sections and major flooding. Immediately, members of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) were dispatched to the varying areas, where sandbags were used to temporarily fill the gaps. When the water had receded, the Public Infrastructure Ministry had sent contractors to make temporary repairs by placing boulders along the gaps where sandbags were once used. However, these works were halted last week, and equipment was removed owing to the shortage of the boulders for the completion of the destroyed sections of the seawall.Meanwhile, there is still no word on the promised compensation for residents who were affected by the floodwaters.last_img read more

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Indoor family playground will be built, says President of North Peace Superpark

first_img“We’re not going to quit until it’s build.” “I was really trying to promote, promote, and get people more interested, and do everything I could but it just wasn’t enough,” President of the North Peace Family Superpark Jaandi Roemer said. “…That’s okay because there’s always next year.”Roemer says that on a financial level, the Superpark can be “paid for very quickly” – given the amount of donations coming from “big companies” – but on the other hand, when it comes to finding a house for the indoor playground, that’s a different story.“In terms of a building, because we’re asking the city and the Regional Directors to come together and make something that is going to be beneficial to the whole [Peace region] community, I don’t know exactly when that would happen,” Roemer goes on to explain. “But in my mind, I would love to see a final go ahead at least for the beginning of 2015 or so.”- Advertisement -It’s not only donations from businesses and residents that count as support towards this ongoing initiative, says Roemer.“Message the city, message the Regional Directors [and] let them know that’s what you want.”Roemer also says she’s “always eager to answer question” and is available through a number of avenues; including Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.Advertisement “There’s still a lot of people out there who don’t really know what the Superpark is or what we’re trying to do, so my board and I have decided to open up our meetings – once every month or every couple of months – to the public and give them a chance to come and find out who we are and ask us questions.”“Hopefully that will boast up the awareness and get people involved.”Roemer says the exact location of the first open-door meeting has not been secured, but she expects it to take place on February 15, running 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.Keep an eye on the ‘North Peace Family Super Park’ Facebook page for the exact details.Advertisementlast_img read more

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Arsenal given little chance of beating Barcelona – Coral Daily Download

first_imgCoral’s Nicola McGeady joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Arsenal host Barcelona on Tuesday night in a Champions League last 16 first leg tie and the Gunners are 4/1 outsiders to go through to the next round, with the Spanish giants 1/6 to qualify.Tuesday’s other Champions League clash sees Juventus welcome Bayern Munich to Turin, and the Italian giants are being backed at 12/5 to gain a first leg advantage.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

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Area’s stable operators fight to hold the reins

first_imgPICO RIVERA – Los Angeles County, an enticing place of beaches, mountains, deserts and balmy weather, is also well-known as a place where equestrian enthusiasts can saddle up and ride their trusty steeds. But recently, there has been some political activity that has seen one Pico Rivera stable operation earmarked for closure in June. Others in the southeast county area appeared to be threatened. Pico Rivera City Council voted March 7 to close Pico Rivera Stables near the Sports Arena by June 30. One reason for that closure was that the city has to meet tough and costly Environmental Protection Agency standards. Officials say another reason for closing the city-operated stables is that they are losing between $36,000 and $46,000 a year. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventAlso, the city is entering into negotiations to build an 18-hole golf course where the stables are located. At the nearby, county-run Whittier Narrows Equestrian Center, concessionaire Joel Griffith says he has had problems trying to expand the center. He admits he is keeping a close eye on what happens at the other area stables. “Even when they don’t close, it is still a wakeup call to all of us,” he said. Boarders at the city-operated Pico Rivera Stables have formed the Pico Rivera Equestrian Boarders Association to try to save the stables, located behind the Pico Rivera Sports Arena. The association hopes to work with the city to keep the stables that house 163 horses open, said Frank Oliver, president of the association and a tenant at the stables since 1984. “We want to preserve the equestrian lifestyle and the Latino culture that is promoted at this stable and to build a relationship with the city of Pico Rivera,” he said. B&B Stables, on Southern California Edison property in Cerritos, has had its lease renewed by Edison after fighting for the last year to stay on the land. The longtime owners say the renewal was due to the help of Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, and rule changes made by Edison. “If it had not been for the congresswoman we probably would have had to rearrange what our situation was, impacting our 230 horses and 180 boarders,” said Bob Buell, who has owned the stables since 1962. The situation with B&B Stables came up a year ago when Edison told the stable owners they had three years to vacate the property. Edison didn’t provide a reason, said Buell. The Buells enlisted the aid of Sanchez after letters from Cerritos City Council members to Edison failed to make a difference. Sanchez said she wrote a letter to Edison soon after the Buells contacted her about their plight. “It concerned me because as we get more urban we have less pockets of green open space for stables, hiking and community gardens,” she said. Gil Alexander, a spokesman for Edison, said it had appeared that Edison would not be able to offer a new agreement to B&B. But after completing a nine-month review of its policies governing the use of properties it owns beneath its transmission grid, it was able to do so, he said. The new Edison policy favors such uses as horse stables, greenbelts and pedestrian hiking trails on Edison land. In contrast, larger and more permanent structures should expect less access because Edison needs easy access to its rights-of-way, he said. Despite the new policy, Sanchez said she will continue to monitor the issue and stay in touch with horse stable operators in Whittier, South Gate, Lakewood and Long Beach to ensure they are not threatened. “My goal is to preserve these last vestiges of western heritage,” she said. debbie.pfeiffer@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want 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

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PENSIONER CHASED BURGLAR OUT OF HER HOME WITH HATCHET

first_imgA pensioner chased a burglar out of her home with a hatchet which she had brought to bed for protection.Lafferty was jailed for three years for burglary and causing criminal damage.Brave Ann McFadden was in her home in Kilmacrennan when the terrifying attack happened. She had just watched the Tonight With Vincent Browne Show on television and had gone to bed.Burglar Matthew Lafferty kicked in her bedroom door and said “Don’t worry, it’s only Matthew.”However the 69 year old woman managed to chase the 21 year old out of her home on January 18th this year.She called Gardai and she managed to give them a description of Lafferty and also the fact that he identified himself by name.Garda Brendan Roche went to Lafferty’s home just a kilometre away at Ballykeeran, Kilmacrennan and found Lafferty rummaging through Ms McFadden’s floral handbag.He was arrested but could not be interviewed for hours because he was under the influence of intoxicants.The court heard that Lafferty, who has 47 previous convictions, started to get into trouble early on and was first charged at just 14 years of age.His mother Laura told the court that he began to steal when he took coffee from a local hotel when he was just ten.She said he needs the help of a psychiatrist and that he suffers from ADHD and gets bored so easily.She said he is addicted to every type of drug around including heroin and even took her other children’s vitamin tablets and her stomach tablets.But Judge John O’Hagan said the elderly must be protected.“This shouldn’t happen. Elderly people should not have to live under the threat of young people breaking into houses and stealing from them and giving them an awful fright.”Judge O’Hagan added that the pensioner might have given her attacker more cause for concern than he gave her.“She has a bit of bottle in her and she armed herself with a hatchet. She might have had more of a frightening effect on him than him on her.”The court heard Lafferty is currently serving a five year sentence for aggravated burglary.Judge O’Hagan sentenced Lafferty to three years on the charges of burglary and criminal damage to run concurrently.PENSIONER CHASED BURGLAR OUT OF HER HOME WITH HATCHET was last modified: November 6th, 2013 by StephenShare 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:Ann McFaddenburglarykilmacrennanMatthew Laffertylast_img read more

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GAA NEWS – MALIN LADIES GET BACK IN TRAINING

first_imgMENS FOOTBALLOur second game in the Quinns Corner Ulster League which was due to take place in Craigbane on Sunday, fell victim to the weather as the home sides pitch was deemed unplayable due to recent wet spell. Next weekend Roger Casements, Portglenone travel to Connolly Park. The County Antrim side have played one game to date in the competition, going down to group leaders Urney by 7 points. Details of the throw in time will be available on our social media sites and in the local parish bulletins in the coming days. LADIES FOOTBALLLadies Senior Training will begin on Tuesday 4th of February from 8:30pm to 9:30pm. The second evening has to be confirmed. The season will begin with 6 weeks of indoor circuits in the Club Gym. This year the ladies will enter Division 4 in the League & the Junior B Championship. All new players are welcome to attend & any questions please contact Christina on 0861980399.NATIONAL FOOTBALL LEAGUE Congratulations to Declan and Stephen who were part of the Donegal squad which made it two wins from two, after defeating Galway in Pearse Park in Division 2 of National League. Declan came off the bench late in the game and fired over an excellent point to help Donegal to a 1.16 to 0.12 win. Donegal return to action on March 2nd, when they entertain Monaghan in O Donnell Park in a repeat of last years Ulster final.COLAISTI INIS EOGHAINLast week there was delight throughout Inishowen when the young men of the Colaisti Inis Eoghain squad defeated St. Patrick’s (Red High) of Downpatrick in the Danske Bank MacLarnon Cup Quarter Final. The match took place in the Tyrone Centre of Excellence in Garvaghy. Trailing the Down men by 2 points at the interval, Colaisti Inis Eoghain quickly turned things around with two goals in the second half leading to the final score Colaisti Inis Eoghain 3:09 St. Patrick’s 3:06. Malin were well represented, with Tommy Byrne, Jonathon Mc Laughlin, Christopher Mc Laughlin (F), & Danny Mc Carron all being part of the panel. Up next for the young squad will be the semi finals where either Patrician High Carrickmacross, St Malachy’s of Belfast, or St Eunans College, Letterkenny will provide the opposition in the semi final. Once again we would like to extend a huge congratulations to the squad & management from all in Malin GAA.LOTTOThere was no winner of this weeks lotto jackpot of €1750. The sequence drawn was5-7-6-3-2-4-1. The 50 euro winner was Eddie Kelly (Filimy), Drumcarbit. The 20 euro sellers prize goes to N and R Kelly. Next weeks jackpot stands at €1800 and as always we would like to thank the local community for their continued support of our weekly lotto draw.UNDERAGE BOYS TRAINING Under 6 training runs every Sunday morning from 10.00 to 11.15.Under 8 training takes place every Sunday morning from 11.30 to 12.45Under 10 training will be held on Saturday evenings at 7.00Under 12 training is held on Saturdays from 4.30-6.00. Under 14 training takes place indoor, every Monday and Fridays from 5.00 – 6.30. While the Under 16 and minor panels have commenced training on Saturday mornings from 11. Presently, all sessions are held indoors in the club gym and everyone is advised to bring appropriate footwear and a gum shield for each session.UNDERAGE GIRLS TRAININGU10/U8 Girls will return on Saturday 1st of February at 11:10:12:15, all girls from Junior Infants to 3rd class are invited to attend.New players are also welcome to attend in each age group.SCHOOL QUIZIn linking up with the local primary schools, we are currently running a quiz for the younger members of our club. Last week, the first ever Malin GAA school quiz was sent to each of the six primary schools. By correctly answering three questions on our club, all correct entries will be placed in a draw, with 6 Malin GAA hats (one for each school) up for grabs. All answers are to be returned to their school as soon as possible, with your name, age, class & school, which Danny will collect. Good Luck to everyone & we will announce the winners next week.HURLING COURSEThere will be a Hurling foundation course on Friday 21st & Saturday February 22nd in McCumhaill Park, Ballybofey. Anyone interested in attending is asked to contact the club as soon as possible.BASKETBALLLadies basketball has now moved to Mondays between 9pm-10pm in the gym. These Monday sessions will run from the 3rd of Feb until Easter and the cost is just €2 per night. We would like to invite any ladies in the local area that would like to attend to please do, its a great way to keep fit & meet new people. Well Done ladies & thank you for making it a success!CLUB NOTESAny items for the notes should be forwarded to Martin Doherty on 0861585880 or alternatively send an email to the club email address pro.malin.donegal@gaa.ie at no later than 9 o clock on the Sunday evening.CLUB NEWSYou can now stay up to date with all the latest happenings within the club by checking our facebook page www.facebook.com/malingaa, by following us on twitter @malainnclg, or by sending a text to the club texting service 0868668531 to avail of club fixtures. If anyone has any club related information which they would like posted onto our facebook or twitter accounts, feel free to send a private message to the relevant accounts.GAA NEWS – MALIN LADIES GET BACK IN TRAINING was last modified: February 10th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Malin GAA Club noteslast_img read more

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Vipers depart for Tunisia ahead of Confederations Cup return leg

first_imgThe Vipers IX that drew 0-0 with Sfaxien last Saturday (Photo by Vipers Media)CAF Confederations CupCS Sfaxien vs Vipers SC (Agg 0-0)Tareb Mhiri stadium, SfaxSunday, 20-01-2019 @8pmENTEBBE – Vipers SC have this morning departed for Tunisia ahead of their second leg CAF Confederations Cup play-off round clash against CS Sfaxien.The Venoms who drew 0-0 with Sfaxien in the first leg will have it all to do against the odds if they are to reach the Group stages of the competition.Vipers SC coach Micheal Nam Ouma named a 17 man team that is part of the contigent that flew out of the country in the wee hours of Friday morning via Turkish Airlines flight to Istanbul from where the team will connect to Tunis.Left back Yayo Lutimba misses the trip through suspension. Bashir Sekagya who is still nursing an injury sustained while in Algeria against CS Constantine also stays at home while Davis Kasirye, Rahmat Ssenfuka, Joseph Janjali and Noah Wafula, have all been dropped.Steven Mukwala travels to play away for the first time after he failed to make the mark for El Merriekh and CS Constantine trips thus if fielded, the youthful striker will make his debut appearance for the club in the CAF inter club competition.Fabien Mutombora despite starting at home last Saturday against the Tunisian side, travels with the Venoms for the first time as the shot stopper missed the last two away games through injury.The playing staff led by Captain Tadeo Lwanga includes two goalkeepers, five defenders, six midfielders plus four strikers who are duty bound to die a little for the club flag and the nation at large.On arrival in the Tunisian capital at 1:35pm tomorrow, the Venoms are scheduled to board a domestic flight to their final destination in Sfax town which is approximately 200kms from Tunis.Vipers requires a win of any kind or a scoring draw to qualify for the group stages for the first time in the club history.An advance team is already in Sfax to prepare for the team’s arrival, hotel bookings and do all the necessary requirements ahead of the encounter.The team is expected to return on Tuesday 22-01-2019 at 03:55am to prepare for the two remaining Startimes Uganda premier league matches against Mbarara City and URA respectively.The contingent to Tunisia:Goalkeepers:-Fabien Mutombola-Ochan DerrickDefenders:-Mulondo Livingstone-Asiku Bashir-Madoi Aggrey-Wasswa Geofrey-Lwaliwa Halid-Kiyemba IbrahimMidfielders:-Tadeo Lwanga “Captain”-Nkuubi Brian-Masiko Tom-Waiswa Moses Ndhondi-Sseninde DuncanForwards:-Tito Okello-Serunkuuma Dan-Mukwala Steven-Ndugwa AbrahamOfficials:-Rogers Byamukama (LOD)-Michael Nam Ouma (Head Coach)-Edward Golola (Ass. Coach)-Moses Oloya (Goalkeeping Coach)-Nyakana Ram (strength/conditioning coach)-Kasagga Mathias (physiotherapist)-Kyobe Harunah (Club Director)-Njuba Simon Peter (official)Comments Tags: CAF Confederations Cup 2018/19CS Sfaxienvipers sclast_img read more

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World of sport pays tribute to Mandela

first_img6 December 2013The global sporting community was united in expressing its respect and love for Nelson Mandela after his passing on Thursday, with sports administrators and personalities from Gary Player to Tiger Woods paying tribute to a man who was able to harness the power of sport to bring people together.Mandela’s love of sport was well known, and some of the most iconic images of the renowned stateman involved sport: Mandela presenting the Rugby World Cup to Francois Pienaar in the 1995 while wearing Pienaar’s number six jersey; Mandela smiling alongside Neil Tovey as Tovey raised the Africa Cup of Nations trophy in 1996; Mandela raising the Fifa World Cup trophy in joy after South Africa won the right to host the 2010 Fifa World Cup.‘A true icon’“Madiba was a true icon of inspiration and as much as South Africa owes so much to him, so does rugby,” South African Rugby Union president Oregan Hoskins said in a statement on Friday. “Through his extraordinarily vision, he was able to use the 1995 Rugby World Cup as an instrument to help promote nation-building just one year after South Africa’s historic first democratic election.“Mr Mandela was also instrumental in retaining the Springbok as the emblem for our national team at a time when a chorus of voices advocated a change of the symbol, for various reasons,” Hoskins said. “It was an act of reconciliation and generosity of spirit which no one could have expected.”‘Catalyst’ for SA’s 2010 bidSouth African Football Association president Danny Jordaan said Mandela “was responsible for lifting the spirits of our football nation … to victory at the 1996 Africa Cup of Nations,” adding that he had “served as the catalyst in our bid for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.”Fifa president Sepp Blatter recalled: “When Mandela was honoured and cheered by the crowd at Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium on 11 July 2010, it was as a man of the people, a man of their hearts, and it was one of the most moving moments I have ever experienced. For him, the World Cup in South Africa truly was ‘a dream come true’.“Nelson Mandela will stay in our hearts forever,” Blatter said. “The memories of his remarkable fight against oppression, his incredible charisma and his positive values will live on in us and with us.“As a mark of respect and mourning, the flags of the 209 member associations at the Home of Fifa will be flown at half-mast and there will be a minute’s silence before the next round of international matches.”‘Incredible impact’Cricket South Africa president Chris Nenzani said Mandela’s love for sport “and his appreciation of what it could do to unify the country is legendary. He was a keen amateur boxer in his youth, but he loved all sporting codes across the board, and in it he saw the foundations for a healthy future for all the youth of the country.”International Rugby Board chairman Bernard Lapasset said Mandela “was a truly remarkable man. I was honoured to be with him during the historic days of Rugby World Cup 1995 and saw his incredible impact on his nation and his people. His wisdom, intelligence and sheer presence was a wonder to behold.“I am so proud that the rugby family could play its small part in supporting Mr Mandela’s efforts to establish the new South Africa, and that our tournament came to symbolise the emergence of a new nation,” Lapasset said. “He changed the world, and we were privileged to witness and embrace his work.”‘Unwavering dedication’Former Proteas wicketkeeper and current CEO of the International Cricket Council, Dave Richardson, said Mandela “was celebrated for his unwavering dedication to human rights, equality and respect. He was and will forever remain a true hero.”South African golfing legend Gary Player wrote on Twitter: “Nelson Mandela’s courage, forgiveness, love & hope inspired people around the world. He made me want to be a better man. RIP Tata.”Golfer Tiger Woods tweeted: “Pop & I felt your aura when we met, I feel it today & I will feel it forever. You have done so much for humanity. You will always be in my heart Mr. Mandela.”Former world heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson said: “Nelson Mandela was the embodiment of discipline, courage, love and forgiveness. There is no future without forgiveness”.‘Unwavering love’Lennox Lewis, also an undisputed world heavyweight boxing champion, stated: “He lived a life of example through his dedication, commitment and unwavering love, not only for his brothers and sisters in South Africa, but for the entire human race.“He will forever remain THE blueprint of strength, grace and dignity, in both, the face of oppression and the privilege of power. I have very rarely, if ever, witnessed strength and compassion on his level. His legacy will continue to help shape the world for many generations to come.”‘How you can help people’Serena Williams, a winner of 32 Grand Slam titles and the number one women’s tennis player in the world, commented: “Nelson Mandela led one if the most impactful lives of our time. Meeting him helped me to understand life is full of ups and downs. But how you recover from the downs and how you can help people no matter what race or background by your choices and decisions.“One life – Nelson Mandela’s life changed many. May his legacy live forever. Rev 21:4.”Former Springbok rugby captain John Smit shared: “A day we knew was coming but hoped never would, a man we didn’t have for long enough but left a lifelong legacy. Madiba we will never forget.”last_img read more

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