— NBA (@NBA) June 11, 2019Durant certainly didn’t look like someone who’d missed more than a month of games with a calf strain. He looked comfortable with the ball in his … Kevin Durant was back.He hit his first two shots, both 3-pointers, in the first several minutes of the Warriors’ must-win Game 5 against the Toronto Raptors.KD drills consecutive threes and the @warriors are 5-5 from downtown! 🔥#StrengthInNumbers 19#WeTheNorth 13: ABC : Sportsnet pic.twitter.com/PLVyqVmJUn
Brand South Africa is proud to announce various support from experts in the fields of sport and creative industries as panellists and moderators to the Nation Brand Forum discussions.Johannesburg, Wednesday 3rd October 2018 – Brand South Africa’s marketing annual event – The Nation Brand Forum under the theme; “Inspiring excellence through sports & the creative industry” is to be hosted at the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in Sandton on Thursday 11th October 2018.In a statement Brand South Africa’s Acting Chief Executive Officer Ms Thembi Kunene-Msimang said; “We are delighted to bring the third instalment of the Nation Brand Forum. It is important to use an inclusive approach and have South Africans make a contribution to new and different ways that will strengthen the country’s image such as our creative arts and sports industries. Creative industry and sports are seen as South Africa’s competitive advantages and as such we have to nurture this strength.”This year’s Forum will be elevated as we see different influential personalities supporting Brand South Africa, such as Thomas Mlambo and Sthandiwe Kgoroge as MCs. Other personalities participating will include Kass Naidoo, KC Mathoma, Rosie Motene, Criselda Kananda and many others.“Our panellists and moderators are a pool of diverse nation brand assets in their own right. The third annual Nation Brand Forum will focus on strategies to be used by Brand South Africa when marketing the country internationally. This inclusive approach is proof that strong Nation Brands are built on committed citizens with the same vision and better co-ordinated implementation of programmes,” said Brand South Africa’s General Manager for Marketing Ms Sithembile Ntombela.“We are very excited to have Mr Thomas Mlambo and Ms Sthandiwe Kgoroge as our MC’s for the day. We thank each and every individual that accepted our invitation and want to contributors towards building a strengthened country image to share with the world,” adds Ms Kunene-Msimang.Follow the conversation social media @Brand South Africa and #NationBrandForum18Event DetailsDate: Thursday, 11 October 2018Venue: IDC, Sandton 19 Fredman Drive, SandownTime: 08h30 for 9h00 – 15h00Limited seating available
India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Tuesday exuded confidence in his players ahead of the Sri Lanka tour. Speaking to reporters prior to the team’s departure, India skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni said, “Our cricket season has started and we want to play best for our country’s image.” India will play Sri Lanka in five ODIs and a T20 beginning July 21. The team under MS Dhoni had a break of over a month to prepare for the upcoming season.On the much-talked about Pakistan’s tour of India in December, the skipper said, “Series against Pakistan is tough but we try to play every series well.”On the Virender Sehwag’s recent statement that it was the team and not Dhoni, who brought India the World Cup, Dhoni said, “A captain can channelize. But the team is very important. An ordinary team with an extraordinary captain cannot win the World Cup.”India coach Duncan Fletcher too said that the team’s morale is high as the players are coming after a break.”It is important to work on all aspects of the game and that is what we did in our camp,” he added.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) board unanimously agreed to the appointment of former India captain Anil Kumble as the new chairman of its cricket committee here on Thursday.Kumble, 41, who has 619 Test and 337 One-Day International wickets to his name, succeeds former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd, who led the committee since 2008.”In Anil Kumble, we have a new chairman who has unquestioned experience not only as a player with India but also as an administrator because of his association with the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). I am sure he will carry on Clive’s good work and bring contemporary thinking to the committee and understand clearly the issues facing the modern game,” ICC president Alan Isaac said, commenting on the appointment.Isaac also admired outgoing chairman Lloyd’s work. “I would like to thank Clive Lloyd for his chairmanship of the ICC cricket committee and to his tireless contribution to the game. The ICC board were united in their admiration for his work as chairman.”The ICC media release added that two members of the present panel — former Australia captain Mark Taylor and ICC statistician Davin Kendix — have got a one-year extension while former West Indies fast bowler Ian Bishop has voluntarily stepped down. On his way out, Bishop nominated the recently-retired England captain Andrew Strauss as his replacement, which was accepted by the ICC board.
Kenneth Jackson APTN National NewsJust like they said they would a group of inmates inside a Regina jail are refusing to eat the “gross” meals served to them sending back oatmeal at breakfast and bologna sandwiches at lunch Thursday.It’s believed the hunger protest is secluded mainly to one section of the Regina Correctional Centre’s remand wing where about 70 inmates are demanding better quality food they say is often old and stinky according to inmate Kenneth Morrison, 27, originally from the Muscowpetung First Nation in Saskatchewan.Morrison said all but one person, a diabetic, is taking part from his unit, 1C, and many are Aboriginal.“We haven’t eaten. We have sent the breakfast trays back and we have sent the lunch trays back,” said Morrison who is awaiting trial for assault, possession of stolen property and breaches in March. “Everybody has been really responsible about it and respectful. We’re just trying to get the point across, right?”Saskatchewan has been plagued with complaints from inmates across several of their institutions after privatizing food services in November to Compass Group, a company based in Mississauga, Ont., in an effort to save money – an estimated $12 million over the next five years.But almost immediately inmates threw their arms up or in the case of the RCC, their trays as this is the third food protest since just before Christmas.The institution is split into different sections, including convicted inmates serving sentences, who are kept from those awaiting trial on charges.Sentence inmates held a so-called hunger strike for a few days in December before the province gave them assurances food quality was being addressed. Another one erupted just after New Year’s, but was short lived.Then on Tuesday, Morrison called APTN National News saying he was organizing a protest on the remand side.Morrison told APTN Thursday afternoon he met with the jail’s warden Darin Reeves Tuesday to provide his demands and afterward was given a letter from Reeves outlining how inmate concerns were being addressed. Reading from a letter he told APTN jail staff had met with a representative from Compass Wednesday who promised to address food quality.That included better tasting milk and fixing kitchen equipment like the damaged coffee maker. The letter mentions the “turkey product” served to inmates would be improved immediately.Consistency is something they are looking to address too, right down to whether there’s mustard on bologna sandwiches.“They usually send mustard but it’s not consistent,” said Morrison.But he’s seen uncooked or stinky meat make its way to the inmates. Adding to the problem is that the food is served on dirty trays from a messy cart, he said.Compass has apparently promised to improve its cleanliness but maybe not by Thursday morning.“The cart they sent today stinks like garbage still. The stains are still on it. I don’t know if they washed it with a dirty rag, but it smelled very, very bad,” he said. The hunger protest has now gone political, at least on the inside, and appears to be the one thing in the way of ending the food protest.Morrison said they are demanding equal representation among inmates. Sentence inmates have representatives to express concerns to Reeves on behalf of all of them, but that doesn’t include remand guys said Morrison.“(It’s) to let them know we are in need of representation in remand, just to ensure things like this don’t happen anymore (by) ensuring communication,” he said. So if they get their political representatives, better food, new coffee maker and prove their point Morrison doesn’t see the protest lasting too much longer.“As long as the (other inmates) are okay with that then I don’t see it proceeding,” he [email protected] @afixedaddressKenneth Jackson can be reached at 613-325-6073, collect calls accepted.