Bournemouth signs Afobe BOURNEMOUTH, England (AP): Bournemouth has added more firepower in their bid to survive in their first season in the English Premier League, signing Benik Afobe from second-tier Wolverhampton Wanderers for a reported fee of £10 million ($14.5 million). The 22-year-old Afobe is a former Arsenal trainee, who has represented England at youth and under-21 levels. He has scored 10 goals in 27 matches for Wolves this season. Bournemouth announced the signing yesterday, with chief executive Neill Blake saying Afobe is a “consistent threat in front of goal” and that his “pedigree as an Arsenal Academy product must also not be underestimated”. Bournemouth are 16th in the 20-team Premier League, four points above the relegation zone. Shah to appeal against suspension ISLAMABAD (AP): Pakistan leg spinner Yasir Shah will appeal against his suspension for testing positive for a banned substance. The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) told the ICC yesterday and the game’s governing body will now form a tribunal to hear Shah’s appeal. Shah was suspended last month after his ‘A’ sample contained a banned substance – chlortalidone – which is on the World Anti-Doping Agency prohibited list. Local reports say Shah took his wife’s blood pressure medication without knowing that it contained the banned substance. During his suspension Shah cannot participate in any international match or games organised by the PCB or its affiliated members. Wawrinka wins Chennai Open CHENNAI, India (AP): Stan Wawrinka won his fourth title at the Chennai Open yesterday with a 6-3, 7-5 win over upcoming Borna Coric of Croatia. Fifteen aces and trademark backhand shots helped the top-seeded Swiss dominate against 19-year-old Coric, the youngest player in the world’s top 50 at No. 44. It was the fourth title in five finals for 30-year-old Wawrinka, who had finished runner-up in 2010 and won his first title in 2011 at the hard court venue. He also won in 2014 and 2015. Wawrinka saved all five break points even as Coric, playing his maiden ATP final, failed to put up the kind of fight that saw him win three-setters in four previous matches.
Naomh Conail have failed in their bid to have their Senior Championship semi-final against Glenswilly brought to a replay.The Glenties side had appealed the game to the county board in relation to the black carding of Ciaran Bonner in last Sunday’s semi-final at O’Donnell Park.They claimed that Bonner had received a previous yellow card before being black-carded by referee Jimmy White. This would have meant that Bonner would have got a red card and Glenswilly could not have brought on a replacement.Ironically the player who replaced Bonner, Oisin Crawford, scored one of two late frees which dragged Glenswilly over the line.Naomh Conail presented their case to the county board last night but it was rejected.It is yet unclear as to the reasons why the appeal was rejected. The final between St Eunans and Glenswilly will now go ahead at MacCumhaill Park at 4pm on Sunday. GLENTIES APPEAL REJECTED AS FINAL GOES AHEAD THIS SUNDAY BETWEEN GLENSWILLY AND ST EUNANS was last modified: October 30th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click 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 share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAglenswillyGlentiesSt Eunans
Sandwiches – some call them food of the gods, but for most of us, they’re a simple, easy meal to enjoy out and about or at home as comfort food. While technically a savoury or sweet filling between two pieces of bread, there are many different takes on what a sandwich can be.CD AndersonFrom the Mexican tortilla to the American hamburger, the ham and cheese croque-monsieur and the Middle Eastern shawarma, cultures around the world all have their own version of a sandwich that perfectly sums up their tastes and heritage.South Africa, with its melting pot of cultures, has its own distinct sandwiches, rich in both the history of the country as well as in taste.Here are six of the best South African sandwiches to inspire your next lunchtime.Bunny chowIconic South African sandwiches: the Bunny Chow pic.twitter.com/IEuVGsMPlg— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016The bunny chow dates back to the 1940s, when Indian migrant workers in the sugar cane plantations of what was then Natal devised a unique, no-mess, no-fuss method of carrying their vegetable curry lunches in the fields: in a hollowed-out half-loaf of bread.Traditional roti bread proved too unstable for a meal on the run, so food sellers (most notably the legendary Durban street café Kapitan’s) used loaves of government bread as a cheaper and more mobile alternative.The name derives from the word ‘bun’ and the curry ingredient ‘achar’, anglicised into ‘bunny chow’. The modern bunny chow is not limited to vegetarian curry, with meat variants and even a breakfast bunny made with bacon and eggs proving popular. Despite the sandwich’s working class origins, the bunny chow is also enjoyed as a gourmet meal in top-class South African-themed restaurants around the world.An African variation of the bunny chow, found in most food spaza shops in townships across the country, is the spatlo, or kota, a hollowed-out quarter-loaf filled with chips, polony and egg.Iconic South African sandwiches: the Spatlo (or Kota) pic.twitter.com/a30twfnUNX— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016The gatsbyIconic South African sandwiches: the Gatsby pic.twitter.com/dm1bYAzXpJ— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016The gatsby is a Western Cape take on the traditional submarine, or sub, sandwich, a long bread roll filled with fish, chips and peri-peri sauce. Variations can include other meats, egg and polony. Calamari is also a favourite filling. A larger, Gauteng variation is nicknamed ‘AK-47’ because it can be held in one’s arm.Originating on the Cape Flats during the 1970s, the sandwich, named after the book The Great Gatsby was a way for factory workers to use dinner leftovers for next-day lunches.As one of the country’s more well-known foods, strongly integrated into the heritage and identity of the Cape Flats, gatsbys are served in up-market restaurants and corner cafés alike.Above all, given its generous size, part of the sandwich’s enduring popularity is that it is always best enjoyed when shared.Boerewors rollIconic South African sandwiches: the Boerewors roll pic.twitter.com/q0xRCe24sV— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016Like the American hotdog, the humble boerie roll is quintessentially a national food of the people, enjoyed by South Africans of all ages, from all walks of life.Served with fried onions and tomato relish – maybe a hint of chilli if so inclined – the boerie can be homemade as part of a traditional family braai or bought from mobile food stalls at sporting events, church bazaars, even after a night out on the town. It is the ultimate South African comfort food.Braai broodjieIconic South African sandwiches: the Braai broodjie pic.twitter.com/S3KxrXgrNR— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016While it might seem like a deceptively simple variation on the universal toasted cheese and tomato sandwich, the distinct South African flavour of the braai broodjie comes from its back-to-basics preparation: on the grill, over an open fire.A sandwich with cheese, tomato, onion and salt and pepper, the challenge in making a flawless broodjie is getting the cheese perfectly melted without burning the bread.While commercial food manufacturers have attempted to duplicate the taste of a braai broodjie on a larger scale, nothing quite beats building your own broodjie from scratch and grilling it over the fire to your personal perfection.Midundu, or vetkoek and minceIconic South African sandwiches: the Midundu (vetkoek and mince) pic.twitter.com/WpbXM4950Y— CD Anderson (@bizarrojerri) October 4, 2016Based on the Dutch ‘olie bol’ (oil dough ball), the vetkoek is a perfect package as a sandwich, even if not completely traditional. The variations are endless, and not just savoury. The vetkoek can be made with jam, peanut butter and thick syrups.But mostly, the vetkoek and mince combination is the most popular, always readily available and always delicious, from mobile food stalls at public gatherings and at the self-styled vetkoek palaise fast food outlets.As comfortable in the heart of farming country as it is at your local shis’nyama, or even as part of a bunny chow or gatsby, the vetkoek and mince sandwich is the quintessential South African sandwich.Source: WikipediaSouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info material
New Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, on Thursday (March 29), broke ground for the expansion of the Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA), in Boscobel, St. Mary. The Minister informed that the expansion will be done in phases and that the first is slated to cost $65 million. “Phase 1 of the project will include widening of the runway by three metres (1.5 metres on each side), expansion of the terminal building to 1,700 square feet, the creation of a turning circle and the removal of a mound (that is an obstruction to aircraft operations) at the west end of the runway,” he said. He informed that phase 1 of the expansion project is expected to be done within six months, after which phase two, which he described as “the real work,” will begin. “The Government will spend between US$20 million and US$30 million to expand the runway by an additional 700 feet up to 5,500 feet,” he said. Story Highlights New Transport and Mining Minister, Hon. Robert Montague, on Thursday (March 29), broke ground for the expansion of the Ian Fleming International Airport (IFIA), in Boscobel, St. Mary. The Minister informed that the expansion will be done in phases and that the first is slated to cost $65 million.“Phase 1 of the project will include widening of the runway by three metres (1.5 metres on each side), expansion of the terminal building to 1,700 square feet, the creation of a turning circle and the removal of a mound (that is an obstruction to aircraft operations) at the west end of the runway,” he said.According to the Minister, the terminal building will be expanded westward to accommodate a better flow of passengers through the airport. He said the aim is to accommodate 90 persons per hour, which is the expected number given what is being projected for the airlines that will come in once the work is completed.He informed that phase 1 of the expansion project is expected to be done within six months, after which phase two, which he described as “the real work,” will begin. “The Government will spend between US$20 million and US$30 million to expand the runway by an additional 700 feet up to 5,500 feet,” he said.Mr. Montague, who is also Member of Parliament for Western St. Mary, said residents of the parish are happy for the project and have requested the Airports Authority of Jamaica (AAJ) to integrate and involve the community in the development.“I have always said that a mile of highway can only take you a mile, but a mile of runway can take you to the world, and the people of St. Mary are aiming to go to the world,” he said. “I am encouraging the AAJ to adopt the Boscobel Primary and Basic School, because you can’t lock yourself away from the community,” he added.For his part, Senior Director, Commercial Development and Planning, AAJ, Alfred McDonald, pointed out that the three-metre widening of the runway will take it to 30 metres, which will be able to accommodate regional jets that are expected to begin operating out of the IFIA. He said that the IFIA will be able to welcome the RJ 100 aircraft which carries 70 to 90 passengers and others of similar size, when the runway is expanded.Mr. McDonald noted that the AAJ is having discussions with two airlines that have already indicated that they will be ready to start once the work has been finished, and pointed out that one has opted to begin flying into the Norman Manley International Airport in the interim.He said the airlines are expected to bring passengers from new gateways to the island and that other airlines will be approached.“We are pretty confident that new gateways in the northern and northwestern Caribbean will be opened up, and in fact, some Central and South American countries are in the offing as well,” Mr. McDonald said.
People protest outside the Trump Plaza Hotel against the executive orders issued by US President Donald Trump, February 4, 2017 in West Palm Beach. AFPA legal showdown was brewing Sunday after the US Justice Department appealed a temporary block on Donald Trump’s contentious travel ban but the court rejected any immediate move to reinstate it.The early morning ruling by a federal appeals court was the latest in a series of dramatic twists in the saga which began on 27 January when the Republican president issued a blanket ban on refugees and travelers from seven mainly-Muslim nations.As the fierce legal battle over the order played out, thousands of people around the world, from London to Washington, demonstrated against the ban.There was no immediate reaction from the White House but ahead of the ruling Trump had assured reporters his ban would be reinstated.“We’ll win. For the safety of the country, we’ll win,” he said.Earlier, the Manhattan property mogul had unleashed a string of fiery tweets defending his policy and attacking federal judge James Robart who had on Friday blocked the ban nationwide pending a wider legal review.“The opinion of this so-called judge, which essentially takes law-enforcement away from our country, is ridiculous and will be overturned!” Trump wrote on Twitter.“The judge opens up our country to potential terrorists and others that do not have our best interests at heart. Bad people are very happy!”With the ban temporarily halted, travelers from the targeted countries with valid visas began arriving on American soil, while others prepared to set off for the United States.‘Irreparable harm’ -In an appeal filed late Saturday, the Justice Department said that suspending the ban was causing “irreparable harm” to the American public.It said Robart’s ruling had run afoul of constitutional separation of powers, and “second-guesses the president’s national security judgment.”But on Sunday morning, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a request calling for the travel ban to be immediately reinstated.Judges William Canby, Jr and Michelle Friedland did not give a reason in their two-paragraph ruling.However, they told the states of Washington and Minnesota, which had filed the original suit against the ban, to provide documents detailing their opposition to the government’s appeal by 11:59 pm Sunday (0759 GMT Monday).And the Justice Department was given until 3:00 pm on Monday (2300 GMT) to supply more documents supporting its position.Borders reopened -Meanwhile, in line with Robart’s ruling, government authorities on Saturday began reopening borders to those with proper travel documents.The State Department told visa holders from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen that they are allowed to travel as long as their documents had not been “physically cancelled.”The department had earlier said up to 60,000 people had their visas revoked as a result of Trump’s order, although a Justice Department attorney put the number at closer to 100,000.The Department of Homeland Security-which runs border agencies-also said it would cease implementing the order.In addition to slapping a blanket ban on entry for nationals of the seven countries for 90 days, Trump’s order also barred refugees for 120 days.Refugees from Syria were blocked indefinitely.A 30-year-old Iranian woman told AFP she had rebooked her tickets to the United States and was ready to travel Sunday night to see her brother.“Until yesterday, I was completely disappointed. We have some new hope after this news, but it’s 50-50. I am willing to take this risk,” said the woman, who did not want to give her name.‘Contemptuous’ -The restrictions had wreaked havoc at airports across America and beyond, leaving travelers trying to reach the United States in limbo.The political backlash for Trump has been equally severe, with the order fueling numerous mass protests and White House infighting.In Washington, hundreds marched from the White House to Capitol Hill, chanting “Donald, Donald, can’t you see-we don’t want you in DC!”Another 3,000 people rallied in New York, while an estimated 10,000 people turned out in London and smaller gatherings took place in Paris, Berlin, Stockholm and Barcelona.Trump was forced to defend a botched rollout of the plan-which called his government’s competence into question-and fired the acting attorney general for refusing to defend the order in court.His approval rating has sunk to the lowest level on record for any new president.His latest Twitter tirade is only likely to stoke the controversy.Presidents from Thomas Jefferson to Barack Obama have criticized court rulings, but have rarely, if ever, criticized individual judges.“I can’t think of anything like it in the past century and a half,” constitutional scholar and Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe told AFP.“It’s not exactly contempt of court, but it certainly is contemptuous.“It conveys a lack of respect for the independent judiciary that bodes ill for the country’s future as long as Trump occupies the presidency.”Ineffective at best -Democrats in Congress were swift in their condemnation of Trump’s remarks, while Republicans notably did not rush to his defense.“This ‘so-called’ judge was nominated by a ‘so-called’ President & was confirmed by the ‘so-called’ Senate. Read the ‘so-called’ Constitution,” tweeted California Democratic lawmaker Adam Schiff.The White House has argued that the travel bans are needed in order to prevent terror attacks on the United States.Experts from the fields of intelligence, counterterrorism and diplomacy say the ban is at best ineffective and at worst fuels hatred of the United States in the Middle East.