H-DNL football: State and section stat leaders, plus a look at division rankings

first_imgMore than a few athletes — and teams — across the Humboldt-Del Norte League have filled the stat-sheet up through four games this football season.The numbers posted by the North Coast’s finest in 2019 have been downright prolific — and puts the athletes and teams who hold them among the elite in the North Coast Section, and state.St. Bernard’sSt. Bernard’s has one of the most dynamic offenses in the nation — that’s no opinion, just look at the numbers.Through four games St. Bernard’s (4-0) …last_img read more

World Cup ticket rush is on

first_img28 January 2010Over-the-counter sales, 15 new ticketing centres, two new call centres for queries, and a further 280 000 lower-cost category 4 tickets for locals – the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ ticket rush is about to kick in!South African football fans claimed the bulk of applications for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™ third ticket sales phase, which closed on January 22.Since the Final Draw for the 2010 Fifa World Cup held in Cape Town on 4 December, nearly one-million applications from South Africans have been received – 79 percent of the total.“Clearly, since the Final Draw in Cape Town, until the close of this sales phase, we have seen a flurry of activity around ticket sales,” World Cup Organising Committee (OC) CEO Danny Jordaan said on Wednesday. “Indications are that in the last two weeks there has been increased activity around the national team, and I am sure that we will see the stadiums sold out for these matches.“We are in good shape. I am very excited to see how eager South Africans are to experience this tournament.”Due to high demand for tickets reserved specifically for South African residents (category 4), Jordaan announced that a further 280 000 category 4 tickets would be released to accommodate for the local rush.Speaking at a press conference held in Sandton in Johannesburg on Wednesday, the chairman of the Fifa World Cup ticketing sub-committee, Horst Schmidt, said that six World Cup matches were already oversubscribed, including the opening match and Final at Soccer City in Johannesburg, the group match between Portugal and Brazil in Durban, as well the Semi-Final matches in Durban and Cape Town.“Another 55 matches are oversubscribed in at least one category for the third phase,” Schmidt added.To date, two-thirds of the available tickets for the tournament have been sold, with more than one-million applications received during the third phase. The two-million tickets include those which will be allocated during the random draw, which will be held on 1 February.Schmidt revealed that two call centres, one international (00 41 44 583 2010) and the other in South Africa (083 123 2010) would be set up to deal with fan queries regarding ticket sales.There was more good news for South Africans. From April 15, ticketing centres in each of the nine host cities will be opened. Here, fans will be able to not only collect their confirmed tickets but also purchase any available tickets over the counter on a first-come, first-serve basis.Jordaan said the OC and Fifa would evaluate the feasibility of opening these ticketing centres even earlier than the planned April 15 date.Apart from South Africa, as the host country, the USA leads ticket applications for the third phase with 50 217, the UK comes in second with 41 529, followed by Australia (15 523), Mexico (14 804) Germany (14 647) and Brazil (10 767).South Africa’s neighbours have also starting showing an increased interest in making the trip across the border to see the worlds superstars in action, with Botswana (2 519) Mozambique (1 795) and Namibia (1 191) showing the greatest interest so far.Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

isiZulu phrasebook for tourists

first_imgSouth Africa is a friendly country, and if you’re travelling around, take the time to speak to people you meet. Angizwa I don’t understand. Ngiyabonga: Thank you. Sanibonani: I see you. Kulungile: That’s all right. Angikhulumi isiZulu I don’t speak isiZulu. isiZulu is the first language of about a quarter of all South Africans, and is understood by many more. If all of that sounds complicated, don’t worry. As a spoken language, isiZulu is very easy to pick up, and intuitive to use. The best way to learn is to get out there and practise! Ninjani? How are you? Uxolo: Excuse me. (The x is pronounced with a click in the back of the mouth, making a sound like kho.) Ngicela: Please. (The c is pronounced with a click, similar to a ch sound.) Greeting (plural) Useful phrases Ngiyaphila, wena usaphila? I am well, how are you? Kulungile Good. Kungaki? How much? isiZulu words are compound words, which at first glance can be intimidating. The first syllables include pronouns, tense and usage case. The suffix may change for the negative. Lokho kusho ukuthini? What does that mean? Yebo, sawubona: Yes, I see you. Ngiyabonga! Thank you. Useful phrases Ubani? Who? Nibizani lokho? What do you call that? Pronunciation is very simple in isiZulu, and there are fewer click sounds than in isiXhosa. Generally the emphasis falls on the first syllable, for example: “ Unjani?” The last syllable of each word, except in a question, is often dropped, so sawubona may be spoken as sawubon’.center_img Kuphi? Where? Greeting (singular) Sawubona Hello. This greeting is an acknowledgement of having seen the other person. If you are greeted in this way, you could reply: Ukhuluma isingisi? Do you speak English? Yebo: Yes. Additionally, isiZulu nouns have classes, analogous to the genders found in many European languages, except that there are many more classes. Nini? When? Unjani? How are you? Greeting (plural) Ungisize! Help Ngiphuma e. I am from . Yebo, sanibonani: Yes, I see you. Greeting (singular) Kanjani? How? Yini? What? Ngani? Why? SAinfo reporter Reviewed: October 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Kungaki? How many? Don’t be afraid to try a new language and, although they might correct your pronunciation, most people will respect the effort you’re making in their language. Siyaphila: We are well. Iphi? Which? Cha: No.last_img read more

Are you job-market ready?

first_imgWhile South Africans are proactive in their search for jobs, the reality still exists that it is not easy to break into the job market. Citizens look to government, private and public sector to not only prioritise the development of young people, but also to create opportunities that will ensure everyone plays a part in contributing to economic growth in South Africa.If you are job hunting or will be in the market once you’ve graduated, get as much preparation done as possible, before you get that all-important phone call. Although there are general practices and procedures that recruiters follow when selecting candidates for interviews, they may choose to do things differently, especially if the vacancy needs to be filled with immediate effect.Recruiters advise that in order to be effective in the job market, you need to invest in the appropriate “marketing” tools and skills. .Given below are essential tips to help you.Make sure your CV/ résumé is up to-to-date and grabs attention. Get in contact with companies or individuals who offer CV formatting services if you are unable to do it yourself.Be easily-contactable and remember to always put your cellular phone number on your CV.Do thorough research about the industry educational and work experience required to gain entry to fields you are interested in so you can create an action plan to be equipped for employment in the chosen field.The rise and relevance of social media in the 21st century has seen many success stories. Keep an eye on social media platforms for conversations and trending topics related to recruitment. By searching #JobSeekersZA on Twitter one is able to look for specific vacancies and apply.Check your emails regularly as this has become a preferred way of communication by employers.Avail yourself for learnerships and internships. Register on company websites for these, and use the opportunity to growAdditional reporting: Spectator Index, IOL, Faith Solomon, Managing Director and Founder of Intelligent Placemenlast_img read more

NCAA Season 93 Preview: With key guys out, Cardinals to bank on defense

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. China furious as Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend “I’ll expect them to score 30 each and every night,” said Co, making himself believe in the words he’s saying.It’s clear, though, that with his top four offensive options gone, Mapua must double down on defense and do the dirty work.“For us, defense is the most important part so that we can give a very good fight. Whoever is the opponent’s top guy, we’ll double him and rotate on defense,” Co said.With little expectations coming into the season, all the PBA legend wants is to see a Mapua squad fighting until the end and not a listless team that is ready to get blown out of the water whenever they come to play.“Every game, we will be there, we will give a good show,” he said. “We will fight. I don’t want us to lose in a humiliating fashion. Even though we lost a lot, we want the other teams to have a hard time against us. We’ll still do our part.”ADVERTISEMENT View comments MOST READ “We’ll be in the Finals,” he joked before feigning a laugh.But it’s clear to Co that what happened to the Cardinals in the offseason is no laughing matter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsFrom the drama that surrounded reigning two-time NCAA MVP Allwell Oraeme to the departure of lead playmaker Darell Menina, it’s obvious that Mapua will look far from the squad which made the Final Four for the past two seasons.Though the return of Leo Gabo softens the blow,  putting the responsibility on him, senior Andoy Estrella, and the comebacking JP Nieles might just be too much to ask for the Cardinals. Nikki Valdez rushes self to ER due to respiratory tract infection LATEST STORIES Another vape smoker nabbed in Lucena For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.center_img NCAA Season 93 Preview: Mapua Cardinals1.8K viewsSportsVentuno Web Player 4.51 Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Head coach: Atoy CoLast Season: 12-6 (3rd)Holdovers: Andoy EstrellaKey Losses: Allwell Oraeme, Darell Menina, Joseph Eriobu, CJ Isit.Key Additions: JP Nieles, Leo GaboRather than dwell on his losses, Mapua coach Atoy Co is approaching the upcoming NCAA Season 93 with a sense of humor.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LOOK: Jane De Leon meets fellow ‘Darna’ Marian Rivera Valdez lauds Morado’s leadership in Creamline’s strong startlast_img read more