first_imgEver tried to break gold?With your own bare hand?Did you feel the stiff?Would you trade gold for brass?Or try to sweep it like some grass?Gold is a precious shiny stone-not a strawMy body –this body you see, is goldI may be short, small or hugeWith my lappa stained with red palm oilSwamped by crying babies in the kitchenOr, I may be carrying my bucket,Filled with pepper, okra, and cornBut with these, I put food on that tableCan’t you see my courage shines like lightening?I may be walking in mud down watersideBut I smile like the bright morning sunDoes that make me a cow that you beat to move?Why do you knock me down and gang rape me like hungry thirsty leopards?Am I sweeter than honey?And you laugh like its funny?You are a coward, cruel and shamelessWhy do you keep me dirty, barefooted and broken?Are you afraid of the radiance in my eyes?Do you fear the glamour of my beauty?Are you struck by the size of  my hips?Are you intimidated by the glow of my breasts?Now, hear me young manThis body you beat is goldAre you a beast, built to beat a woman?If you’re Hercules, why not jump on a lion in his den?Is your prowess fixed for women?But, you don’t know goldSomeday, you’ll see a real manA man with arms thicker than yoursAnd chest wide for my bodyWith voice that vibrates like thunderAnd hands stronger than oxenBut, he, like a knight, guards me like a queenAnd guess what?This man, my man, is a real manLike a miner, he knows gold, even in dirtAnd he cleans it up and sets it in a jarAnd marvels at the splendor-enjoying his treasureBut, you poor manYou were blinded by a ghostNever knew the gold you hadAnd boy, oh boy, when you know thisI’ll flee like a bird and be goneWhen it hits your door, you’d be doneLeft with your over grown egoChained in a cageStuck with your rageDid you think you could dim my bulb?And blow my lambI’ll still be on fireWhen we pass you byRolling your wheelbarrow on the outskirts of dualaYou’ll hide your face behind the mountain’s backWith your torn-out trouseurs, asking in your coloqua-da my woman there?This face you bruise is goldThis nose you punch is goldThis arm you twist is goldThis leg you sweep is goldThis body, my body is gold.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceHe’s the Oakland A’s chief operating officer, with a tall order — attracting more fans. So this season, Chris Giles is trying a novel approach on how to reel them in. And, it appears to be paying off, with the number of A’s fan memberships doubling in a single year.Giles is pioneering a first-of-its kind membership program called A’s Access. Under the plan, fans buy packages of reserved seats for as few as 10 or 24 …last_img

first_img“The investments by both Eskom and Exxaro will have a significant benefit to the local, provincial and ultimately the South African economy,” Eskom CEO Jacob Maroga said in a statement this week. 22 September 2008 Medupi is the first of Eskom’s new generation base-load coal-fired power stations, and will comprise six 800MW generation units capable of supplying a total of 4 800MW of generation capacity to the national grid. The coal for Medupi will be supplied through a brownfields expansion of Exxaro’s Grootegeluk mine – situated near Lephalale – with mining from the existing opencast pit continuing at an accelerated rate. Over the next 40 years, the mine will supply an average of 14.6 tons of power station-grade coal to Medupi per year. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material The coal beneficiation process will be handled via two new dense medium facilities, the Grootegeluk 7 and Grootegeluk 8 beneficiation plants, which will be constructed at the mine. South African state-owned electricity company Eskom and diversified mining group Exxaro Resources have signed a coal supply agreement for Eskom’s Medupi base-load power station, currently being built in Lephalale in Limpopo province. “We value the co-operative and long-standing relationship that has developed between Eskom and Exxaro and are pleased to be able to continue this mutually beneficial relationship,” said Exarro Resources CEO Sipho Nkosi. “We estimate that about 550 permanent jobs will be created at the Grootegeluk mine.” SAinfo reporter It will be the largest air-cooled power station in South Africa. Its first generation unit is scheduled for commercial operation during the last quarter of 2011, with the last unit expected to be in operation in the first half of 2014. “Direct jobs created during construction by both investments will peak at about 9 500 with the Eskom investment generating 8 000 and the Exxaro investment generating 1 500 of these jobs.” Exxaro’s capital expenditure for the project is estimated at R9-billion, and production is planned to begin in the third quarter of 2009, with a ramp-up to full production capacity by 2014.last_img read more

first_imgDespite the half hour wait, Roberts did return to the restaurant, where the Oscar winner ordered a muffin and falafel.Hassan said when Roberts took off her hat and sunglasses the whole restaurant fell silent and customers began to discreetly take photos of her.“She was good. Nobody bothered her. Nobody talked to her. She ate her meal. She was very happy. She tipped very well and she walked out,” he said.Hassan said Roberts sent her son to pay the bill, but when he didn’t know how much to tip, he had to seek guidance from his famous mom.“She’s just a regular person like you and me. There’s no difference,” Hassan said.Despite his encounter with the Hollywood star, Hassan said he has never seen any of her movies.“I’m not sure if she’s comedy, drama, science fiction. I couldn’t tell you,” he said.Roberts isn’t the first famous actor to visit Falafel Place — Hassan said Daryl Hannah used to come to the restaurant when she was shooting a movie in Winnipeg.By Kayla Rosen ~ CTV Winnipeg LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Login/Register With: Twitter Advertisementcenter_img Advertisement When a woman dressed in sunglasses and a big hat walked into Winnipeg’s Falafel Place at noon on Sunday, the restaurant’s owner had no idea it was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars – Julia Roberts.Ami Hassan said his restaurant was packed, so he told Roberts, who was with her husband cinematographer Danny Moder and three kids, to take a walk and come back in half an hour.“Somebody told me, ‘You just turned away Julia Roberts,’ and I said ‘It can’t be, why would she be in Winnipeg?’” he said. Julia Roberts ate at Falafel Place in Winnipeg on Father’s Day 2019. (Source: Ami Hassan) Advertisementlast_img read more

6Matt Leinart2005USCTexas3651120342 4Marcus Mariota2014OregonOhio State33321390367 1983Miami (FL)31-30, Orange BowlNebraska25.9 Total adjusted yards adds a player’s passing and rushing yards, plus 20-yard bonuses for passing and rushing TDs and a 45-yard penalty for interceptions.Source: College Football at 2000Oklahoma13-2, Orange BowlFlorida State35.8 2000Oklahoma+26.0+5.7+17.1 2Vince Young2005TexasUSC267002003527 1981Clemson22-15, Orange BowlNebraska34.0 SEASONCHAMPIONBOWL RESULTBOWL OPPONENTPREGAME ELO WIN PROBABILITY 9Tim Tebow2008FloridaOklahoma231221090290 2014Ohio State42-20, CFP ChampionshipOregon40.1 That’s not to say the 13-1 Tigers didn’t appear to stand a chance against the 14-0 Crimson Tide; Clemson finished the season with history’s 18th-best peak rating. But the Tigers’ task was still daunting, particularly when the third quarter ended and they were still trailing by 10 points. During Nick Saban’s tenure at Alabama, the Tide were 97-0 when leading by double digits going into the final quarter of a game.That’s when Watson began to dominate the vaunted Alabama defense, which had previously been lauded as among the greatest in college football history. In the fourth, Watson completed 12 of 18 passes for 130 yards and two touchdowns, adding 22 more yards on the ground. He led Clemson to the most points (21) and third-most total yardage (152) any team put up against Alabama in a fourth quarter this season, capping off the victory with a 2-yard touchdown to Hunter Renfrow that put Clemson up with 1 second left on the clock.That quarter helped Watson secure the best individual performance by a QB on the championship stage since the 2000 season.22000 is earliest season for which’s Play Index has game-by-game player stats. At least, that’s according to total adjusted yards, which takes a player’s total offense (passing plus rushing yards) and adds a bonus of 20 yards for every passing or rushing touchdown and subtracts a penalty of 45 yards for every interception. By that measure, Watson’s performance on Monday surpassed even Vince Young’s incredible feats in the 2006 Rose Bowl: Best QB performances in a championship bowl, 2000-16 2011Alabama+30.4+21.1+13.2 2010Auburn22-19, BCS ChampionshipOregon41.9 2016Clemson+30.4+20.4+6.4 1992Alabama+26.5+17.9+20.8 2002Ohio State31-24, Fiesta BowlMiami (FL)22.2% 8Jameis Winston2013Florida StateAuburn23720260303 2009Alabama+29.3+13.3+14.2 ELO RATING 2012Alabama+31.9+26.7+12.6 1992Alabama34-13, Sugar BowlMiami (FL)30.5 2016Clemson35-31, CFP ChampionshipAlabama32.9 In an era dominated by the Alabamas and Ohio States of the world, Clemson’s victory proved that with the right coach — and a special talent like Watson under center — a school can still rise from the middle of college football’s pack and become a champion. 2015Alabama+32.8+29.1+13.9 1999Florida State+29.4+26.0+18.1 2003LSU+24.7+12.1+7.2 5A.J. McCarron2012AlabamaNotre Dame2644090353 PASSINGRUSHING 2007LSU+23.4+22.2+7.5 2001Miami (FL)+29.6+16.9+18.2 Five-year Elo rating averages include the championship season and the four previous seasons. Historical averages are 20-year averages starting from 24 years before the championship season and going though five years before that season.Source: College Football at 7Cam Newton2010AuburnOregon26521640324 2014Ohio State+31.5+19.1+16.9 1994Nebraska+27.6+18.7+22.5 1998Tennessee+26.9+22.7+10.9 2003USC+28.4+14.1+13.3 By beating Alabama 35-31 in Monday night’s instant classic of a College Football Playoff Championship, Clemson and its quarterback, Deshaun Watson, pulled off a number of incredible feats.For starters, the Tigers became the fifth-greatest upset champions since 1975,1In 1974, Associated Press champion Oklahoma didn’t play in a bowl game. Every champ since has finished their season in a bowl. beating a Crimson Tide squad that, at its peak, was ranked as the best team in modern college history by FiveThirtyEight’s Elo power ratings: And, unlike most recent champions, the Tigers were not longstanding members of college football royalty. Clemson won the national title in 1981, but it also spent most of the 1990s and 2000s as a decent-but-not-great program. It wasn’t until coach Dabo Swinney’s third or fourth full season at the helm that the Tigers became a permanent presence among the nation’s top 10 teams.To demonstrate the team’s rapid rise, let’s look at its last 25 seasons. Going back to the dawn of the Bowl Coalition era in 1992, no champion has had a lower average end-of-season Elo rating in the 20 seasons leading up to the five seasons before its title3So, for Clemson, this would be the 20 seasons between 1992 and 2011, which preceded the five seasons from 2012 to 2016. than Clemson. Meaning, the Tigers didn’t have the advantage of a longstanding lofty pedigree; they just got very good very quickly: SEASONNATIONAL CHAMPIONCHAMPIONSHIP SEASON5-YEAR AVG.HISTORICAL AVG. PLAYERSEASONSCHOOLOPPONENTYDSTDINTYDSTDTOTAL ADJ. YARDS 2006Florida+24.3+14.1+19.0 1997Nebraska+31.3+28.1+20.5 2004USC+31.8+19.0+12.4 Clemson didn’t come from a championship pedigree 2005Texas+28.6+21.9+8.4 2005Texas41-38, Rose BowlUSC39.8 2013Florida State+27.3+17.9+21.0 1Deshaun Watson2016ClemsonAlabama42030431543 2006Florida41-14, BCS ChampionshipOhio State28.6 Source: College Football at 1997Michigan+27.2+18.9+19.1 2002Ohio State+22.1+13.5+14.4 1996Florida+31.0+23.9+11.1 1995Nebraska+33.9+23.3+21.8 2008Florida+31.9+19.6+18.6 1993Florida State+29.8+28.1+9.9 2010Auburn+23.4+10.7+12.7 3Deshaun Watson2015ClemsonAlabama40541730513 10Nick Marshall2013AuburnFlorida State21721451277 Biggest college football championship upsets, 1975-2016 read more

first_imgNational City World Cup fans asked not to celebrate in streets Posted: June 26, 2018 June 26, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, KUSI Newsroom NATIONAL CITY (KUSI) – Police are asking soccer fans to avoid celebrating in National City’s roadways ahead of Wednesday’s World Cup match between Mexico and Sweden.Fans have congregated on Highland Avenue following recent games. Most celebrated peacefully, though some left the safety of sidewalks and parking lots and went into the street.“Those types of actions are not only dangerous for fans, but motorists who may have to maneuver around fans and other vehicles,” the National City Police Department said.Mexico will face off against Sweden on Wednesday at 7 a.m. after beating South Korea 2-1 and Germany 1-0.Related: National City fans flood the streets to celebrate Mexico victory in World Cup Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

first_imgShareCONTACT: Franz BrotzenPHONE: 713-348-6775E-MAIL: [email protected] lecture to launch IUR’s Program for the Study of LeadershipD. Michael Lindsay will share lessons learned from interviewing 500 of the nation’s leaders during a lecture that will launch the Program for the Study of Leadership at Rice University’s Institute for Urban Research (IUR). An assistant professor of sociology and Rice Scholar at the Baker Institute for Public Policy, Lindsay will present “Selecting and Developing the Best” at 5 p.m. July 20 in Duncan Hall’s McMurtry Auditorium on the Rice campus 6100 Main St. Paid parking is available in the Central Campus Garage. For directions, go to” alt=”last_img” /> read more