Orange Army get the party started

first_img15 June 2010 Dutch fans are renowned for their flair off the pitch – wigs, clogs, dungarees, face-paint and flags all play a part in their arsenal. Clad from head to toe in bright orange, the Netherlands supporters ensured that Johannesburg’s Soccer City was even more orange than usual during their match against Denmark on Monday afternoon. Bianca Kalff is dressed in a wild orange outfit, with flag, wig and tights all adding to the effect. “Being a Netherlands supporter is about pride for your country, you have ‘Proudly South African’, well we are ‘Proudly Dutch’,” said Kalff. “It is more than a game for us.” “We are the greatest fans in the world,” said Kees Hommel, a Dutch fan who arrived in South Africa on Monday morning in his wooden clogs and wig. “Everywhere we go – Germany, Switzerland – people support us, because it is always a party, we are fun fans.” The Dutch fans sang and danced throughout the match, attracting the attention of other fans, who posed for photos or had a drink and a song with the Orange Army. Many Dutch fans travel the world, promoting their national fun-loving spirit wherever they go. Ernst and Ton Meyer are a father-and-son team who follow the Dutch to every major football event. “We have been all over with the team, we were in Germany for the last World Cup and now here in South Africa,” said Ernst Meyer. South African fans arrived in their droves, also sporting the bright orange kit. “It’s the party country,” said Alan-Bari Coetzer, a South African national dressed in orange overalls. “They just have a great time in the stands, and we like that.” “It’s their spirit,” said Etienne Raffner, who watched the Dutch team train at Wits University, where he studies. “They are such a great bunch of people, fun and excited about the sport, and the crazier you dress the more people like it.” However, the Dutch fans feel they may have met their match when it comes to the vuvuzela-blowing South African supporters who attend every match. “This is the best day of my life, after my daughter being born and and getting married, this game,” said Robert Willems. “The atmosphere here in Soccer City is fantastic with this African style of support with the noise.” Durban needs to get ready for the “Orange Army” invasion, as the Dutch fans prepare for their second match in five days’ time. “We are all coming to Durban,” said Kalff. “A train packed with orange people, and we hope people will join us for a party.” Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

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Infrastructure master plan ‘on track’

first_img24 February 2012 The Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission is making progress in drawing up South Africa’s infrastructure implementation master plan, which outlines the geographically-defined strategic projects announced earlier this month by President Jacob Zuma. The government is looking at spending R3.2-trillion in the next three years on over 40 major infrastructure projects. Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi told journalists on Thursday that the plan had been discussed during an ordinary Cabinet meeting in Cape Town this week.Geographically-defined strategic projects The geographically-defined strategic projects include a massive integrated rail, road and water infrastructure in Limpopo province, and improvement in the movement of goods between Durban, Free State and Gauteng. There are also moves to beef up the industrial and agricultural development and export capacity of the Eastern Cape and expand the province’s economic linkages with KwaZulu-Natal and the Northern Cape. In North West province, the plan highlights the need for the roll-out of water, roads, rail and electricity infrastructure, with 10 priority roads earmarked for upgrade. Improvements in the iron ore rail line between Sishen and Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape is expected to create a large number of jobs in the area.Rigorous feasibility assessments’ The National Treasury’s Budget Review for 2012/13, published on Wednesday, notes that not all of the R3.2-trillion projects under consideration will be approved for implementation. The government will choose the most cost-effective ones that offer optimal long-term benefits. “All public sector infrastructure projects will be subjected to rigorous assessment to determine their feasibility,” the Review states. The government is also of the view that the country’s public sector capacity to implement major projects is presently inadequate, and steps are being taken to strengthen planning and implementation capacity at all levels. In his Budget speech on Wednesday, Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan outlined a range of measures to boost planning and monitoring capacity in government departments and municipalities to ensure that they carry out major projects and allocate the necessary spending on them in an efficient way. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

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3 x RED FOX BOTTLE O’ BUTTER PURE COCOA BUTTER MOISTURISING BODY LOTION 16oz – RED FOX BOTTLE O’ BUTTER PURE COCOA BUTTER MOISTURISING BODY

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I was eager to order this products after reading through about it in a national newspaper. I discovered that the advised selling price had greater to some degree following the publicity and this appeared the best acquire that i could obtain. The cream usually takes a little bit of rubbing in although it is effective superior when utilized in tiny amounts. It didn’t truly arrive up to the description supplied in the newspaper but i would purchase it all over again as it does make your pores and skin experience good and gentle and silky. It is specifically good for those of us who have dry pores and skin. The product does give off the smell of cocoa when applying, which is no surprise as it it manufactured from cocoa butter, but this does not linger.This does what it suggests with seen variation in a solitary software. I obtain it truly is best to use it on a little bit moist pores and skin following a shower as it can feel a bit sticky when it is rubbed in – which is the only point stopping it receiving five stars.Red fox bottle o’butter saved my pores and skin smooth and smooth even though i made use of it in particular in chilly months. Skin felt and seemed hydrated.last_img read more

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Errant Pune builders may face MCOCA

first_imgWith two wall collapse incidents claiming 21 lives in three days, the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) is considering invoking the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimse Act (MCOCA) against errant builders to curb illegal constructions.“We are thinking of invoking the MCOCA against such builders,” PMC city engineer Prashant Waghmare told The Hindu, when asked to comment on reports that the civic body was planning to use the stringent law against builders and developers who had carried out more than one unauthorised construction. “But we are yet to take a final call on this,” he said.Officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the civic body would likely first serve notices under Sections 53 and 54 of the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning (MRTP) Act against such builders and then consider invoking MCOCA if they failed to comply.ScepticalA city-based labour organisation, however, was sceptical of the PMC’s intentions and charged the civic body of considering “absurd deterrents” to cover-up its own failures and laxity. “It might be pertinent to ask how the PMC’s invocation of the MCOCA against builders will stand up in court,” said Jayant Shinde of the Bandhkaam Kamgar Sena. “There have been at least 500 labourer deaths in construction site accidents in the city since 2009, yet the PMC has failed to bring even a single builder to book for negligence. And now, its authorities talk big about invoking MCOCA,” he said.‘Officials failed’Pointing out that in most cases, guilty builders usually managed to get off the hook after construction-related accidents, Mr. Shinde asserted that the PMC’s tough talk stemmed out of panic. “The PMC’s officials have failed in their own duty. This time, the magnitude of the accidents, in so short a time span, has exposed their shoddiness. Hence, in an attempt to pacify public ire directed at them, they are straining to appear tough by talking of invoking laws generally applicable to hardened criminals,” Mr. Shinde said. Fifteen people comprising construction workers and their kin, including four children and two women, were killed and two others injured after a section of the compound wall of the Alcon Stylus housing society in Kondhwa collapsed on their makeshift shanties adjacent to it, in the early hours of June 29.In a similar tragedy soon after, six more construction workers, including two women, lost their lives while four people were injured after the compound wall of the Sinhgad group of Institutes in Ambegaon collapsed on the labourers’ tin huts adjoining the wall in the wee hours of July 2.Jolted by the twin mishaps, the PMC has begun a drive to check on 290-odd under-construction sites and the safety conditions of workers living in transit camps there. It has also served notices of suspension of registration on two developers following the Kondhwa wall collapse incident.last_img read more

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Ind vs WI: Indian seamers restrict West Indies to 64/3 at lunch on Day 1

first_imgIn-form pacer Ishant Sharma struck twice as India reduced West Indies to 64 for three at lunch on the opening day of the third and final Test here Wednesday.After Mahendra Singh Dhoni decided to bowl with the hope that his seamers would get the team some quick wickets, Ishant and Praveen Kumar lived up to the skipper’s expectations by removing Adrian Barath and debutantes Kieran Powell and Kirk Edwards.Darren Bravo and the experienced Shivnarine Chanderpaul were batting on 17 and 11, respectively, when lunch was called at the Windsor Park here.Ishant showed no after-effects of a facial injury he suffered yesterday, returning figures of two for 23.While Kumar gave the team its first breakthrough by having Powell caught at second slip by VVS Laxman, Ishant, bowling the bouncers to good effect, sent back Barath and Edwards.Ishant, who rattled the hosts with a 10-wicket haul in the drawn second Test at Kensington Oval, looked in good nick here as well.Munaf Patel, playing his first Test of the three-match series at the expense of Abhimanyu Mithun, bowled economically, though without success.If Praveen and Ishant began with maiden overs, Munaf, who returned to Test cricket after two years, did even better as first change by bowling three maidens on the trot.Earlier Powell, who got his first Test runs — a three off a push into covers against Ishant — didn’t get to score any further as Praveen found the edge of his defensive bat with a peach of a delivery.advertisementBarath, after being flustered with a caught behind appeal down the legside by Ishant, edged a pull on to his stumps off the very next delivery.Ishant picked up his third wicket of the morning when he had Edwards who was unlucky to be judged caught behind by debutant Test umpire Richard Kettleborough of England as the rising delivery hit his helmet, and not bat, on way to Dhoni.West Indies would now look to Bravo and veteran Chanderpaul to bail them out.This is Chanderpaul’s 133rd Test match, the highest by any West Indian cricketer. Courtney Walsh, with 132 Tests under his belt, held the previous record.Bravo looked the best of all home batsmen and scored two fours ? a square cut against Ishant past point and then a backfoot cover drive against Harbhajan Singh.While Munaf is the only change in the India line-up, West Indies made two changes, with Powell and Edwards being preferred over Lendl Simmons and Ramnaresh Sarwan.  – With PTI inputslast_img read more

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It’s witch-hunt, I did nothing wrong: Lalit Modi

first_imgPutting up a stout defence, sacked BCCI administrator Lalit Modi on Thursday denied any wrongdoing during his role as IPL commissioner and called the charges against him as witch-hunt.Modi said he did not rig any of the IPL bids, did not make money out of IPL and that BCCI was aware of all his actions.Modi, in an interview to You Tube, said he actually spent from his own pocket during his tenure and never took any money from the Indian cricket Board for his job.Modi, said he would return to India whenever he is convinced that he is safe in the country.Modi said he was sorry that his tweets led to Shashi Tharoor’s sacking but did not regret tweeting.He said whetever he did during the Kochi bid process, he did it for the benefit of the investors.Modi is facing charges of financial irregularities and is facing probe by Enforcement Directorate, BCCI Disciplinary Committee and the Chennai Police.Modi said BCCI was aware about the entire bidding process including that some of his relatives were involved.”When somebody turns around and says that they didn’t know about it it’s absolutely a false story…I mean everybody concerned from the governing council to the BCCI members, were very much present in the room, and in fact everybody was just happy at that point in time because we got eight bids,” he said.”In fact you had my Vice Chairman Niranjan Shah who was questioned immediately after the auction and said ‘Mr Modi’s relatives have bid’, he said ‘so what, there are no other bidders out there, and if he has bid he has put his own money in’, if it wasn’t friends and family that are coming to bid and come into and believe in the product they wouldn’t have had the IPL in the first place,” he said.advertisementAsked about all the charges he said,”What I did is absolutely by the book, what I did and the rules that we made, and we went out and delivered what we had to do. Currently whatever is on is like a witch hunt and you know I’d rather not comment on it, this is something that you’ve got to ask the government why they’re doing it.”Modi denied the allegations that he influenced the bid process as he wanted Adani Group and Videocon to win the franchisees for season-IV.”How do you rig the process? It’s an open bid, it’s a tender process, you put the tender in, highest person wins, if that was the case why did Adani not win? Why did Videocon not win? Sahara went and won it for 370 million because it was an open process. Kochi went and won. If it was going to be a rigged process they (Adani and Videocon) would have won.”Modi is though confident that he will come out clean.”It’s going to end by me getting a clean slate.”Explaining the Kochi row, which eventually cost Modi and Union minister Tharoor their jobs, he said,”For the first time I found that an agreement had been submitted by a party where they had a 25% sweat equity clause in there, and that clause, irrespective of the capitalisation was going to ask the other 75% shareholders to pay for losses over the next decade of decades……it’s business at the end of the day for them, and today you must support it for other various reasons, but sooner down the line it’s going to become business and your accountant’s going to tell you ‘guys you’re going to be bankrupt’ or ‘you?ve got to pump in more money.”He said he never aimed to hurt Tharoor and it just happened.Tharoor got embroiled in the controversy when it came to light that her close friend Sunanda Pushkar, with whom he married recently, had sweat equity in Kochi Franchisee and that the minister had interest in the franchisee.”Well that wasn’t intended, it happened, it wasn’t intended to embarrass anybody. It was the intention of that to get the truth out there, it wasn’t intended to ridicule, embarrass a minister or the government.”I’m sorry that it happened, but at the end of the day you’ve got to understand that the events leading to Kochi are still sub judice. I wouldn’t like to at this point in time actually get into the nitty gritties and the details of what actually happened,” he said.With inputs from PTIlast_img read more

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June Mar Fajardo scores 40, surging Beermen sink Batang Pier

first_imgPH 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 1 dead, 3 injured in Quezon road crash MOST READ Lady Eagles soar past Lady Maroons The reigning five-time MVP had everything going for him offensively as he hit 14 of his 15 attempts from the field and went 12-of-16 from the free throw line.Four other Beermen scored in double figures with Terrence Romeo firing 23 points on 8-of-13 shooting from the field that went with six rebounds and three assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMarcio Lassiter added 15 points built on four 3-pointers while forwards Arwind Santos and Kelly Nabong had 11 points apiece for San Miguel, which claimed solo third place with a 6-3 record.The Beermen took a 103-92 lead after a basket by Fajardo with 5:13 remaining but the Batang Pier fought back and came within three, 110-107, with still 36 seconds left. LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netJune Mar Fajardo was a force to be reckoned with as San Miguel Beer held off NorthPort, 113-107, in the 2019 PBA Philippine Cup Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Fajardo couldn’t be stopped, unleashing 40 points and hauling down 19 rebounds to lead the Beermen to their fourth consecutive win.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte View comments Urgent reply from Philippine ‍football chief P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chris Ross, however, came through in the clutch for the Beermen as he knocked down a triple to put the game out of reach, 113-107, with 12 ticks to go. Ross finished with nine points and seven assists.Mo Tautuaa led NorthPort with 28 points and 13 rebounds. The Batang Pier have now dropped their last five games after opening the season with a pair of victories.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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