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  • How chef Siba Mtongana helps to end hunger

    first_imgSouth African celebrity chef and author Sibahle Mtongana is combining her love for food with philanthropy. She has been appointed a global impact ambassador for Stop Hunger Now and recently travelled to the US as part of her role. We find out more from her.South Africa’s ‘Sibalicious’ chef, Sibahle Mtongana, travels to the US in October 2016 as a global impact ambassador for Stop Hunger Now to raise awareness about ending world hunger. (Image: Sibahle Mtongana, Facebook)Priya PitamberSouth African celebrity chef, author and entrepreneur Sibahle Mtongana – simply known as Siba – has added another achievement to her extensive CV. She is also tackling hunger in her role as global impact ambassador for the international organisation Stop Hunger Now.In October, the host of the Food Network show, Siba’s Table, toured the US to raise awareness of world hunger during the How We Rise tour.She spent three weeks in the country, where her activities included media appearances and presentations at meal packaging events in Raleigh, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington DC.Rod Brooks, Stop Hunger Now CEO, said that during the campaign in South Africa, Mtongana spoke about how, as a child, she had been fortunate to receive food at school which had been donated by caring individuals.“As a global impact ambassador for Stop Hunger Now, Siba is paying that kindness forward by encouraging her many followers to get involved with Stop Hunger Now’s efforts to end hunger in our lifetime,” he said. “She is truly a champion.”We caught up with Mtongana to find out more about her trip to the US.Tell us about how you were chosen to be the global impact ambassador for Stop Hunger Now.I was approached to be ambassador for Global Mandela Day last year and through that campaign they asked me to be their global impact ambassador.They invited me to the US, to be there around 16 October 2016, which is World Food Day, to raise awareness about hunger. It lines up with Stop Hunger Now and the UN’s Sustainable Goals vision to end hunger by 2030.What does the role entail?My role is to be an advocate for change and raise awareness of the scourge of hunger on behalf of 795-million people who suffer from hunger and malnutrition on a daily basis.We do this through presentations at big corporate organisations, government institutions, educational institutions and faith groups, raising awareness around this astronomic challenge we are facing on a global scale.How does your being South African help to elevate the country’s profile internationally?It does in many ways. Being a global ambassador for such a powerful initiative does promote South Africa as I’m always introduced on its global platforms as a South African. During interviews I mention that I was born in Mdantsane township in East London, and there’s always interest to know more. I learnt that knowledge of South Africa and Africa as a whole in many ways is skewed.I always use the platforms to talk about all the great and positive things that we have achieved as a nation and areas where we have pioneered, which are not necessarily published across the world. For example, during a live TV interview in New York I spoke about the health implications of sugar and salt. I spoke about how South Africa was currently at war with sugar and how it was the first country [in Africa] to pass legislation to monitor the use of sugar in products, as well as how retailers had been challenged to put health manifestos on their shelves about all these health-threatening ingredients.They were very impressed by how we had pioneered as a country. They were also very inspired by my personal story – about how I had become a global brand yet had grown up in a township. It’s a great South African story that always changes perceptions of people from Africa and, to be specific, South Africa.It also positions us as global players who are seen as contributors and givers, as well as part of the solution to global conversations and initiatives.What were some of the highlights of your trip?Live TV interview in #LasVegas at the IBM World Of Watson Conference #SibaUStour #interviews pic.twitter.com/gyVgiKkOtL— Sibahle Mtongana (@SibaMtongana) October 25, 2016I had a meeting with Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the executive director of UN Women, at the UN headquarters in New York.I delivered a keynote address at Google headquarters in Silicon Valley, in San Francisco, as well as at IBM World of Watson in Las Vegas.And, I think, highlights were also visiting some of the US’s most influential cities, such as New York, Washington DC, Raleigh, Atlanta, Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Las Vegas and Los Angeles.How does the organisation, Stop Hunger Now, affect South Africa?Did you know that in South Africa, more than three million children go without food daily? That’s a scary number.There is a local office of Stop Hunger Now for Southern Africa which supports a lot of schools, especially day care centres, that are not funded by the government. Stop Hunger Now steps in and supports these establishments through food and other items. This allows the schools to spend money on improving their infrastructure instead, so they can stand on their own or be able to qualify for government assistance.In terms of the foodie scene, how does the US differ from South Africa?The food culture in the US is very “American” and some areas have strong Mexican and Asian influences.We have a lot of similarities, though, I think. I thoroughly enjoyed the farmers’ markets in San Francisco and Raleigh. New York is a melting pot of influences from all over the world.I finally tried the original world-famous cronut (a croissant doughnut hybrid) from Dominique Ansel Bakery.I guess what shook me was how huge their portion sizes of food were.How did you expand your culinary knowledge during your visit?Travelling is an education. You learn a lot about people, their culture and their food. When you are visiting another country, be a local and explore the destination you are visiting to its fullest.I ate as much American food as I could to expand my knowledge of how they ate. Some food wasn’t really my kind of vibe but I did try it to learn and broaden my scope of global cuisine. Some of the food I’m making lately is inspired by my trip.Do you have anything else to add?I’m really determined to use my global influence for positive change and also to change the narratives about and perceptions of South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? 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  • Hellen Kotlolo Discusses PMTCT

    first_img ShareEmailPrint To learn more, read: Posted on January 3, 2011August 17, 2016Click 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 email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Young Champion Hellen Koltolo recently appeared on health-e’s TV unit in South Africa to discuss her work in preventing mother to child transmission of HIV/AIDS (PMTCT). During the segment, she discussed how mothers can transmit HIV/AIDS to their children, methods to reduce the likelihood of transmission and the stigma attached to HIV/AIDS in South Africa:Sometimes mummy’s are afraid to go the antenatal clinic to book when they are pregnant because of the stigma that is related to HIV and AIDS. So that is one of the things that we are really trying to work on as healthcare workers.Download the full news segmentShare this:last_img read more

  • Quebec taken to court over cancellation of 18000 immigration applications

    first_imgMONTREAL — The Quebec government is being sued over its decision to cancel a backlog of more than 18,000 immigration applications as it overhauls its system for selecting newcomers.An association representing Quebec immigration lawyers filed an injunction request today seeking a halt to the policy. It wants the Immigration Department to be ordered to resume processing the applications.The request, made in the name of a Korean woman, Seeun Park, states that potential immigrants whose applications have been scrapped feel humiliated and betrayed.People whose applications were already being processed were informed they would have to start over under a new system.Quebec Immigration Minister Simon Jolin-Barrette tabled Bill 9 on Feb. 7, setting out a legal framework that would allow the province to be more selective with immigrants.Jolin-Barrette said the new approach would better match applicants to the needs of the labour market and ensure immigrants speak French and respect Quebec values.The Canadian Presslast_img read more

  • Sir David Attenborough Praises New Zealand Conservationists In Auckland

    first_imgSir David Attenborough was on stage in Auckland, New Zealand, on Thursday night as part of his A Quest For Life tour.The legendary presenter talked for over 2.5 hours about his life in natural history filmmaking and his passion for conservation.Moderated by Ray Martin, the show was the second of two sold-out shows in the city.Attenborough was greeted by a standing ovation by the crowd of over 2,500, making it clear the 90-year-old is respected by both young and old.A few lucky members of the audience were selected to ask Sir David questions, and he responded with passion when asked “How do you feel about the world today compared to 70 years ago?”“70 years ago there were 2.5 billion people on this planet,” he said. “There are now three times that many people on the planet. We all want something to eat, which means space to grow food. We all want places for our houses, and that takes space. Where is all this space for all these extra people going to come from? Most of it is going to have to come from the natural world. The space we are leaving for animals has become extremely restricted. And that’s very serious.”Attenborough went on to commend conservation workers in New Zealand for their ground-breaking work in saving the country’s birds. Many of New Zealand’s birds were hunted to near extinction, and only saved by the tireless dedication of both individuals and conservation organisations.“In recent years, New Zealanders have set an example to the whole world on how to be aware of what [people] have done, and how they should take steps to put it right. What you have done for your native birds, compared to what they were when I first came here 50 years ago, is extraordinary. I honestly congratulate New Zealand.”Sir David now heads to Australia for a string of tour dates starting in Brisbane.#davidattenboroughnzCopyright ©2017Look to the Starslast_img read more

  • Canada stays Insiders say no change in strategy if Trump starts NAFTA

    first_imgWASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s escalating threat to trigger NAFTA’s cancellation clause as a high-pressure bargaining tactic has raised the question of what Canada’s response might be in the face of a gun-to-the-temple negotiating strategy.Several insiders say the correct answer is: Nothing.Canada should remain at the bargaining table and likely will, for its own strategic reasons, say several insiders, including Canada’s chief negotiator for the original NAFTA, the head of the Commons foreign affairs committee, and a cross-border trade lawyer.Their reasoning is shared by some high-ranking officials in the Canadian government who believe the country’s interests are best served by calmly sticking it out rather than stomping off and augmenting the presidential drama.It’s an increasingly pressing matter. Trump has begun telling people he wants to trigger NAFTA’s Article 2205, which allows a country to withdraw with six months notice, because he believes it will scare Canada and Mexico into concessions.Mexico has said it will refuse to negotiate under such a scenario. But some prominent Canadians, inside and outside government, favour an opposing approach, arguing patience is likeliest to produce desired outcomes.One was the country’s chief negotiator for the 1993 NAFTA.“As tempting as it might be to say, ‘Well, screw you, we’re gonna walk away,’ I think it would be better to just keep negotiating,” John Weekes said in an interview while attending a Washington trade symposium hosted by the Cato Institute.“We’ll just say, ‘Look, our position is not gonna change at all as a result of this threat. And if you decide after six months or sometime after that to pull the plug it’s going to be damaging to your interests’.”A backlash is already developing in Washington.Members of the president’s own party have begun voicing anxiety. Members of his cabinet have pointed out that a NAFTA pullout threat would be especially painful for the deep-red states that voted for Trump and happen to be major exporters of farm products to Mexico.Republican-friendly business groups are starting to sound the alarm. Eighty-six agriculture groups wrote a letter to the Trump administration this week saying the mere threat of a pullout via Article 2205 would scare foreign customers into seeking new suppliers and “cause immediate, substantial harm.”The No. 1 business lobby in the country, the GOP-backing U.S. Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting a pro-NAFTA event next week attended by senators from Kansas and Texas — Pat Roberts and Ted Cruz.Inside U.S. Trade reported that Trump told a meeting of his party’s senators this week not to get “too excited,” because he’s handling the NAFTA matter and believes he needs to use a pullout threat to get the best possible deal. Trump has made similar comments in public.The site reported that Roberts replied: “I am excited.”A Canadian parliamentary delegation heard this anxiety when it visited Washington this week. The head of the House of Commons foreign affairs committee said lawmakers believe the president is preparing a strategic escalation.“It’s sort of a consensus on (Capitol) Hill that it’s part of his negotiating strategy … that, ‘this is who we have as a president’,” said Bob Nault, a Liberal MP whose committee met a half-dozen lawmakers this week.“He’ll move towards creating a crisis before too long with the goal of getting everyone’s attention that this is serious and he’ll want significant changes to NAFTA, or he’ll walk away.”Nault’s view on what happens next: “I think Canada stays at the table. I think it will.”An international trade lawyer specializing in Canada-U.S. matters said it’s critical the parties keep talking. He said there could be a big battle in Washington over the cancellation of NAFTA — involving politics, trade policy and the legal limits of presidential versus congressional power.He said it helps the pro-NAFTA side to have people still at the table.“It doesn’t give Congress a lot of ammunition to push back on the president if nobody is there (negotiating),” said Dan Ujczo of the firm Dickinson Wright.“Canada and Mexico should be at the table every time. They should meet whenever, wherever they want and say ‘We’re ready. We want to work with you.’… The optics of that are so terrible if Canada and Mexico don’t show up.”Numerous observers expect a complicated and lengthy legal fight if Trump actually tries cancelling a major trade deal, a move unprecedented in modern U.S. history. That’s because of an inherent conflict in the U.S. Constitution — between Article One, which gives Congress power over international trade, and Article Two, which gives the president power over international treaties.“I think it would end up at the Supreme Court,” said Bill Reinsch of the non-partisan Stimson Center.“I think it will be litigated.”—With files from Joanna Smith in Ottawalast_img read more

  • BC Hydro completes drilling on first Site C diversion tunnel

    first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Construction at the Site C Dam project hit a major milestone on Saturday when the first diversion tunnel was completed.On Saturday B.C. Hydro reached a milestone when crews broke through and connected both sides of the first diversion tunnel.  The tunnels will be used to temporarily reroute the Peace River for construction of the dam across the river.The first tunnel is 700 metres long and will eventually be 12 m in diameter since the upper half still needs to be excavated.  Excavation started in July of 2018. Both tunnels should be completed by September of 2020 when river diversion is scheduled. Once operational, the capacity of the two tunnels will be 3,000 cubic metres of water per second. On average, the diversion tunnels will typically pass river flows between 500 and 1,800 cubic metres per second.The video below shows the moment the drill completed the tunnel.[videopress whEDUqQ3]last_img read more

  • Cardale Jones starts Braxton Miller stars in Ohio States 4224 victory over

    Both Ohio State and Virginia Tech wore matching stickers on their helmets in honor of two Virginia journalists, Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were killed while on live television on August 26 in Roanoke, Virginia. OSU won 42-24. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead / Photo Editor BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Ohio State quarterback battle is over, but it was a former quarterback who stole the show for the Buckeyes in Monday night’s season opener.Redshirt senior Braxton Miller — making his first career start at H-back following three years as OSU’s starting quarterback — rushed for 62 yards and caught 78, scoring twice as the Buckeyes (1-0) took advantage after a first-half scare to top Virginia Tech (0-1), 42-24.“I love Braxton Miller,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said after the game. “He made a lot of decisions that young people have to, and he did it for the best interest of his team, and that’s just when I think about that, it makes you feel good.”The biggest question surrounding the team throughout the offseason was answered when redshirt junior quarterback Cardale Jones took the field to begin the game. After the game, Jones said he was not aware of who the starter was until Meyer told him to take the field out of the sideline huddle.Jones, who was entrenched in a battle with redshirt sophomore J.T. Barrett throughout the spring and summer, had mixed results in his first career regular-season start, completing nine of 18 passes for 186 yards. The Cleveland product threw for two touchdowns and an interception, as well.“I thought (Jones did) OK,” Meyer said. “I expect more. The turnover, you just don’t do that, throwing across, start scrambling around, but once again it’s a good team we played against, so we’ll take it and get better.”Eluding a nearly constant Virginia Tech pass rush on the opening drive, Jones led an eight-play, 64-yard march. Jones ducked around a tackler and flung it to sophomore H-back Curtis Samuel in one-on-one coverage, who pulled it in despite a defensive pass interference call to give the Buckeyes the early advantage.Virginia Tech received the ball first, but went three-and-out after an opening first-down pass along the sideline was confirmed after a replay review to be incomplete.OSU’s second drive did not require a repeat performance from Jones, as junior running back Ezekiel Elliott took his first carry 80 yards to put the Buckeyes up by two scores less than nine minutes into the game.The St. Louis native juked to his right through a hole up the middle and shook off a low tackle, and then it was off to the races.Elliott more than doubled his rushing total from last season’s 35-21 loss against the Hokies, as he only had 32 yards on eight carries in Columbus in 2014. After a missed field goal on each end — the latter being a missed 43-yarder by redshirt senior Duke transfer Jack Willoughby, who made his OSU debut — the first quarter came to a close with OSU leading 14-0 and 205-56 in yards from scrimmage.However, the second quarter took a much better turn for the home crowd of 65,632 at Lane Stadium, as the Hokies shook off a first-play holding penalty to accumulate consecutive gains of seven, 15 and then a 51-yard score.Virginia Tech redshirt senior quarterback Michael Brewer rolled out to his right and then threw the other way to junior fullback Sam Rogers, who caught the ball and eluded a pair of OSU tackles to find the endzone and cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half.Unable to answer the momentum shift, Jones threw his first interception on the next drive on a tipped third-down pass. Virginia Tech redshirt junior safety Desmond Frye dove forward to catch the pick, giving the Hokies a chance to tie the game starting at their own 44-yard line.Virginia Tech was not successful in knotting the game at 14, but it did move the ball forward 27 yards to enable sophomore Joey Slye to redeem his earlier miss with a 46-yard kick and narrow the deficit to 14-10.OSU seemed poised to go into the half maintaining the lead, but a muffed punt by Elliott — a surprise returner for the Buckeyes — allowed the Hokies to keep the ball at OSU’s 38-yard line. They did not waste the opportunity, as a play later Brewer found sophomore wide receiver Isaiah Ford for 36 yards down to the 2-yard line.After two unsuccessful runs, Brewer faked the handoff and rolled to his right, then threw to his left to redshirt senior tight end Ryan Malleck for the go-ahead score with 15 seconds left in the half.After piling up 144 yards and two scores in their two opening drives, the Buckeyes accumulated just 114 yards and no scores in its next four, as the Hokies put up 17 unanswered points. Jones did not complete a pass in the second quarter, finishing the half 6-of-13 for 95 yards.“I think the big thing is what was keeping them in the game. I don’t want to take anything away from them, but I felt like we were shooting ourselves in the foot,” senior offensive lineman Taylor Decker said. “A lot of their points came off turnovers, the muffed punt, we threw a pick here and there; it was just a matter of execution.”The redshirt junior did not waste any time picking up his first completion since the first quarter in the second half, finding Miller for a 54-yard touchdown pass on the third play of the half following a 20-yard run by Jones.“We went to the locker room, and we were down, but we pressed pause and we stepped up,” redshirt junior receiver Michael Thomas said.On the following drive, a hit on Brewer from OSU senior defensive lineman Adolphus Washington knocked the redshirt senior out of the game with a left shoulder injury. The Hokies replaced him with redshirt junior Branden Motley.The two offenses stalled after OSU’s half-opening score, as the next five drives ended without scores.However, Miller, on the play following a Virginia Tech fumble, single-handedly ended the scoring drought with his second score of the half.This time lined up at quarterback for the wildcat formation, Miller scrambled to his left and outran the rush to get into the open field. After being met by two Hokies players, Miller spun between the duo and carried it the rest of the way for a 53-yard run and an 11-point lead.“That was a blessing to see him be able to do that and come back,” Thomas said. “It was hard for him, sitting out a whole year … And then to switch positions, I just loved to see him happy, loved to see him smiling again.”After an interception by redshirt junior safety Tyvis Powell on the following drive, Jones put the game away with a 10-yard touchdown run, aided by a pair of pass interference penalties on the drive.OSU held the advantage in total yards over the Hokies 567 to 320, including a lopsided 360 to 128 margin in rushing yards. After trailing 17-14 at the half, the Buckeyes routed the Hokies 28-7 in the second half.Barrett did not see the field until OSU safely led by 18 midway through the final quarter. The Wichita Falls, Texas, product filled in for Jones on the final three drives, running for 40 yards before finding Thomas open in the end zone for a 26-yard score in his first series.“It’s great being on a team that’s good,” Elliott said. “Just all of these guys around you are great players … Just do your job, and you can trust that the people around you will make plays.”The Buckeyes are next set to make their home opener on Saturday against Hawaii. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:30 p.m. at Ohio Stadium. read more

  • Milan derby Inter defender wary of Higuains form

    first_imgInter Milan defender Milan Skriniar is wary of the threat posed by AC Milan players particularly Gonzalo Higuain ahead of the derby della Madonnina.Skrinar hailed Gonzalo Higuain as “a great striker” but won’t be focused solely on him against Milan.The Argentine has been in fine scoring form having scored in his last five games in a row going into the first Derby of the campaign.“It’s important that he doesn’t score,” Skriniar told Football Italia via ESPN.“But it’s not just him, there’s also their other attackers. He’s a great striker – maybe one of the best in Italy – but if he doesn’t score and somebody else does, it’s still the same.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.“So we’ve got to try not to concede, to score a goal or two and win this game.“I’ve not yet lost to Milan in a [Serie A] derby, the first derby was amazing. We won 3-2, with a goal in the 95th minute from Mauro [Icardi] to complete his hat-trick. It was great for us and great for our fans.“The second time was 0-0 but this is the third in Serie A and I hope to win it. We need to prove that we are better, and we’ve got to give everything.“We are convinced that we are stronger than we were last year, but we’ll see on the pitch.”last_img read more

  • Steele Canyon High School increases police presence after social media threat

    first_img Posted: March 16, 2018 March 16, 2018 Steele Canyon High School increases police presence after social media threat KUSI Newsroom KUSI Newsroom, SPRING VALLEY (KUSI) — There will be an increased law enforcement presence Friday at Steele Canyon High School in Spring Valley as a precaution in response to a shooting threat authorities said they believe is not credible.The school resource deputy assigned to the school received information around 8 p.m. Thursday about an image being circulated on social media by students, said sheriff’s Lt. Tom Seiver.The image was a picture of a threatening message written on an unknown surface, at an unknown location, and was taken on an unknown date, Seiver said. The message threatened a school shooting but did not reference a specific school, according to Seiver.The school was searched in an attempt to locate the original message but the message was not found, Seiver said.“At this time, there’s no credible threat to the Steele Canyon High School,” Seiver said. “As a precaution, deputies will have an increased presence at the school on Friday. The Rancho San Diego Station is working closely with school administration to investigate the source of the message.” Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

  • Suspected drunk driver crashes into Skyline home

    first_img Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom August 18, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – A man is suspected of crashing his car into a Skyline home and fleeing before being apprehended by police early Saturday morning.According to police, the residents of a home in the 7000 block of Skyline Drive were greeted soon after midnight by a Honda plowing through the front of their home.Officers were called to the scene at 12:22 a.m., San Diego Police Officer Steve Bourasa said. The driver ran from the crash, but police said officers were able to catch him a short while later.Drunk driving was suspected as a factor in the crash, according to Bourasa. Officers at the scene also reported a smell of marijuana, he said.The crash caused significant structural damage to the home, Bourasa said, but no one was injured. KUSI Newsroom, Suspected drunk driver crashes into Skyline home Posted: August 18, 2018last_img read more