South African students urged to excel in maths and science

first_img7 September 2015Schoolchildren have been encouraged to take up maths and science and to work hard to achieve their dreams.Speaking at the handover of the National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) mobile science laboratory at Thubalethu High School in Eastern Cape, Communications Deputy Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams urged pupils to be dedicated and make good use the facility.“It begins with hard work and dedication,” she said on 4 September. “I urge you to make use of these facilities; tap the knowledge of your teachers and make science, maths and technology part of your life.”South Africa needed young people who wanted to work hard and who wanted to make the nation stronger and better.“Our country is facing a skills shortage and we need young people such as yourselves with technical skills to fill the skills gaps in our economy. The National Development Plan, our blueprint for a better tomorrow, identifies the important role of science, technology and innovation in achieving the country’s longer-term vision.”Open many doors“The science lab that has been provided by the NYDA will go a long way towards making your dreams a reality,” she told pupils. “It will help the school to unearth the next generation of scientists, engineers and mathematicians who will help to move South Africa forward.”Science and maths were subjects that could get one into any field. “Believe me when I say maths and science gets you everywhere. Every sector of our economy has been transformed by technology, and there is no job where maths is not useful. For you to succeed in the modern world, you need maths and science and this message should resonate with you when choosing subjects,” the minister explained.A changing worldThis was alongside the government’s Accelerated Schools Infrastructure Development Initiative (Asidi) schools programme.Asidi was established by the Department of Basic Education to eradicate backlogs in school infrastructure in previously disadvantaged communities. It also upgrades the standard of schools.“Learners, I urge you to make use of the new science lab. The world we live in is rapidly changing and science, maths and technology are at the forefront of this change. Programmes such as this one are important because they support our objective of expanding access the world of maths and science.”Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

10 months agoTottenham fullback Walker-Peters: I’ll be stronger for Barcelona performance

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham fullback Walker-Peters: I’ll be stronger for Barcelona performanceby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham fullback Kyle Walker-Peters says he’ll be stronger for a tough Champions League draw at Barcelona.He was robbed of possession inside the opening 10 minutes by Barcelona forward Ousmane Dembele, who raced clear and scored.He later picked up a booking and then was sacrificed in the second half as Spurs chased an equaliser that ultimately secured a last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund.”I learnt a lot about myself,” Walker-Peters said. “Two seconds after making the mistake, I was thinking, ‘You know, make sure you don’t die on the pitch!'”But I think I went on to actually play quite well. I think I’ve got a good amount of mental toughness, to be able to do that. But again, it’s all a learning curve for me.”Especially coming in the Champions League, in a stadium like that against such a good team. To be able to look past that… also with the help of my team-mates straight away.”Danny Rose came straight over to me and said, “Keep going”. Harry Kane as well, he said a few things to me. As we went to take the kick-off he just said, ‘Keep going. There’s plenty of time’.”That gave me confidence and that’s why I went on to play quite well.”It’s always going to happen once in your career. Now it’s happened I feel like I know how to deal with it. If it ever happens again – touch wood it doesn’t – I’ll know how to respond.” last_img read more

Michigan Football: Newly-Engaged Michigan Fan Wants Jim Harbaugh To Officiate His Wedding

first_imgMichigan head coach Jim Harbaugh patting a player on the head.ANN ARBOR, MI – SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)Ben Berkley is a Michigan alum, and a “Chad Henne fanatic” according to his Twitter bio. His new fiance Alex Jackson is a Wolverine fan as well. The pair got engaged last night in Los Angeles, and Berkley was anxious to share the good news with the Harbaugh clan on Twitter. He even wants Jim Harbaugh to officiate his wedding ceremony. @JayHarbaugh @CoachJim4UM I proposed last night with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind #goblue #harbaughofficiates pic.twitter.com/8K9WOfkDyZ— BB (@b_berk) June 17, [email protected] can we get @CoachJim4UM to officiate haha. We’ll have a Southern California satellite camp that weekend!— BB (@b_berk) June 17, 2015We fully support this idea, and hope Harbaugh at least attends the wedding. Congratulations to Ben and Alex!last_img read more

Vardy ready to take his chance

first_imgJamie Vardy had to spend the whole game against Tunisia on the bench and he just watched his team winning 2-1 after Harry Kane scored both goals – but he believes that at some point, he will play.The Leicester City striker claimed that he is annoyed at all by the fact that he has not been playing so far and he is ready to take his chance when Gareth Southgate will decide to choose him.Vardy spoke about his national team position as he said, according to Sky Sports:Jadon Sancho, Borussia DortmundCrouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“It’s not annoying at all [watching fellow striker Kane scoring twice]. At the end of the day we are all here for one reason and that is to keep winning as many games as possible.”“You’ve just got to keep going and make sure you are putting in the effort on the training field and then getting into the gaffer’s plans – hopefully, get your chance – and then making sure you stay there.”“The gaffer has said that everyone who is here in the 23-man squad is going to be needed at some point, so you’ve obviously just got to stay focused and put the effort in and hopefully get your chance and that’s when you have got to make sure it counts.”last_img read more

Messi is fine but frustrated Mascherano says

first_imgArgentina’s participation in the World Cup so far has been a shock for everyone in the football world, and especially how is Messi going to handle it.There have been rumours of Jorge Sampaoli’s future being questionable, arguments between the players after the defeat to Croatia and even that the players could be choosing the team for the game against Nigeria.However, Javier Mascherano stepped up to clear the air.Raheem Sterling, EnglandTop 5 best players from the international break weekend Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 11, 2019 After a fresh international break just came to an end, we need to talk about the Top 5 best players during this whole weekend.We…“Leo is fine, we all have our frustration. Like everyone else, he is frustrated because things aren’t working out. He’s human, and like all of us, he is eager to change our situation,” Mascherano said, according to BarcaBlaugranes.“We had a meeting with the aim of working out this situation, to improve and achieve the objective to qualify for the round of 16. Unfortunately, all the noise does not help us. We lived in the past with that and now we try to do it in the present.””We are trying to focus on what we can control and what we can control is the game on Tuesday, the situation is complex and we are responsible for that, we try to find solutions while we still have the chance,” Mascherano went on to add.last_img read more

Griezmann I dont care how France win

first_imgAntoine Griezmann is unconcerned with how France play in Sunday’s World Cup final against Croatia – as long as they winDidier Deschamps’s side have been widely criticised for their unattractive football in the knockout stages of the tournament.Following Tuesday’s semi-final defeat to Les Bleus, Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois branded France’s tactics as “anti-football” and captain Eden Hazard also admitted his disappointment with how they played against them.But for Griezmann, all that matters is the victory as France look to win a second world title this weekend at Moscow.“Thibaut Courtois, he played at Atletico, he was a Spanish champion. With Chelsea, does he believe he is playing the football of Barcelona?” said the 27-year-old, according to ITV.James Rodriguez, Real MadridZidane hails ‘quality’ James Rodriguez after Real Madrid’s win Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane reserved special praise for James Rodriguez after his starring role in Real Madrid’s 3-2 win over Levante.“I don’t care how. I want a second star to be on this shirt, and if I have the star, I do not care about the game we have done.”The Atletico Madrid forward is convinced that France’s progress to the final is down to teamwork.“We thought we needed to be a solid block, hard to beat. It is improved over time,” said Griezmann.“We know that we can be offensive at any moment, but the defence remains our base.”Griezmann has scored three goals and provided two assists for France at the World Cup.last_img read more

Milner – Liverpool need to learn from Arsenal draw

first_imgJames Milner says Liverpool’s draw at Arsenal should be “a learning curve” for the Reds after they conceded a late equalizer on Saturday.Milner opened the scoring just after the hour-mark, but Arsenal fought back and equalized thanks to a goal by Alexandre Lacazette just eight minutes before full time.Liverpool extends their unbeaten start to the Premier League season after drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge and goalless at home to Manchester City.“[We are] very disappointed really, which is a good thing I suppose, playing away at Arsenal,” Milner told Liverpoolfc.com.divock origi, liverpoolReport: Origi cause Klopp injury concerns George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Divock Origi injury in today’s game against Newcastle is a cause for concern for Jurgen Klopp.Perhaps with one eye on Tuesday’s trip to Italy…“To be 1-0 up in the second half and not see it out, we are disappointed; with the chances we created, we should have scored a few more goals.“It’s pleasing we are creating those chances, but we could have been a bit more ruthless and maybe not put as much pressure on ourselves not to concede to win the game.“This draw is different to Chelsea, for example, so there are ups and downs and things that we can learn,” said Milner, who reached the milestone of 50 Premier League goals.“But you can see we are moving forward as a team and we are defending well together. Again, that’s another learning curve for us – to see those sorts of games out.”last_img read more

Official Gabriel Barbosa signs for Flamengo

first_imgFlamengo have confirmed they’ve signed Gabriel “Gabigol” Barbosa from Inter Milan on loan for the whole yearThe Brazilian side confirmed their interest in signing Gabigol towards the end of last month after an impressive loan spell with old club Santos last season.The 22-year-old forward had returned to Inter on January 7 and expressed his hope that manager Luciano Spalletti would give him a chance to prove himself.But it turns out Gabigol has no part of Inter’s plans with the Brazilian tweeting a video of himself playing Pro Evolution Soccer as a Flamengo player on Wednesday to announce his exit.Now Flamengo have confirmed it on their website and added that they will have Gabigol on loan until the end of the 2019 Brazilian Serie A season, which ends in December.Romelu Lukaku, Serie A, Inter MilanCapello calls Lukaku “a modern striker” Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 The former Italian manager believes Romelu Lukaku is perfectly suited for Antonio Conte’s Internazionale Milan in the Serie A.Gabigol scored 18 goals in 35 Brazilian Serie A matches for Santos last season.GABIGOL É DO MENGÃO!AGORA PODE COMEMORAR, NAÇÃO! É OFICIAL!#BemVindoGabigol pic.twitter.com/LVMfPk41ft— Flamengo (@Flamengo) January 11, 2019last_img read more