Young South Africans: own your destiny!

first_img14 June 2012Delegates from government, big business, civil society met with young entrepreneurs and students in Johannesburg on Wednesday for Brand South Africa’s Youth Summit, where they discussed the challenges facing young South Africans today, and how the youth can take charge of their own futures.Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola was there to give the agency’s view on youth development, while deputy minister in the Presidency for Performance, Monitoring and Evaluation Obed Bapela delivered a keynote address on the government’s role in youth development.About 100 young people, mostly entrepreneurs and students, got a chance to engage with business leaders and discuss active participation in the country and economy, building a competitive nation brand, and creating jobs for graduates.South Africa, like many other countries in Africa, has a growing population of young people and, according to Brand South Africa, the energy of the youth can be harnessed to build the economy.Different struggles, same fightJune is Youth Month in South Africa, commemorating the June 16 1976 uprising led by young students from Soweto. This year the country pays tribute to the 36th anniversary of the event, and to the pupils and community members who lost their lives in that important milestone in the struggle against apartheid.“Youth Month is a time when we commemorate the youth of 1976 who died for their ideals of equality and freedom for all,” Matola said in his address.Although the efforts of 1976 were for a different cause, he said, the same level of dedication is needed by the youth of today to fight for a different cause – the fight for economic emancipation, which can only be won by tackling unemployment.“Today’s youth is liberated, but the level of unemployment among them is a social ill experienced throughout the world.“Addressing this issue is very important in realising government’s Vision 2030.”Vision 2030 is a programme to promote mass entrepreneurship in South Africa. In its proposals on the economy and employment, the plan predicts that small and expanding firms will produce 90% of the new jobs needed for full employment.Matola also discussed Brand South Africa’s role in nation branding, which he said is our promise of who we are to the world and a promise that we need to keep, like any other brand.“A nation’s brand is also a way to attract investment as the world no longer owes us anything.” According to Brand South Africa, if young people take part in the development of the country, they will be partners in the process of nation building and not passive observers.Speakers came from a range of organisations with a focus on youth issues, and included Catherine Peter of One Young World, Lucia Motloung of the South African chapter of Junior Chamber International and Flavio Bassi from social entrepreneur organisation Ashoka Southern Africa.Ezra Ndwandwe of Dualpoint Holdings spoke about entrepreneurship, while TV personality Pat Pillai represented Life College Group and Gavin Mageni was there on behalf of Absa Bank.Investment in youthBapela quoted former Mozambique president Samora Machel, saying: “Youth is the age at which you become rich with education, or remain poor forever.”He also spoke about how investment in youngsters is needed and how the African Union should revisit the African Youth Charter if this is to be done properly in Africa and not only South Africa.The Youth Charter creates a legally binding framework for governments to develop supportive policies and programmes for young people, and serves to fast-track the implementation of these policies and programmes, such as investing in rapid skills development in youngsters.“The youth should understand that there is no menial job as everybody is needed for the country to run accordingly,” Bapela said.Using the example of two different professions, plumbers and doctors, Bapela cited how plumbers can earn higher hourly rates than doctors through their trade, but said young people tend to shun such skills.“The only difference is that most plumbers are not able to run their businesses properly; that is why they seem to be making less money than doctors,” he said.Entrepreneurship keyEntrepreneurship is another way for young people to become self-sustainable and create jobs for others.“Entrepreneurship is vital, rather than promoting a culture of job seeking among youngsters,” said Bapela.Most delegates agreed, with Ndwandwe citing research findings that most start-up businesses fail because of lack of funding from state organs like the National Youth Development Agency and the banks.“Entrepreneurship is overused and least understood. It is about innovators and creators of solutions that fill a gap.” Entrepreneurship is not just sitting on a street corner selling stuff, he said.“It is about coming up with solutions to societal problems and ways to create employment for others.”Following the discussion session, delegates drew up recommendations on how to tackle youth unemployment, which will be compiled by Brand South Africa and presented to Bapela for him to take to provincial and national level.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

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Rooibos helps prevent against cancer: study

first_img22 April 2014 Rooibos extracts in skin care products can help prevent the development of skin cancer and even delay the onset of malignant tumours, a recent study by Dr Tandeka Magcwebeba, a doctoral student at Stellenbosch University, has found. Using products that contain rooibos extracts such as soaps, sun creams and lotions may even delay the onset of malignant tumours, the research showed. “Lower concentrations of rooibos extracts may be able to prevent the development of skin cancer by stopping the multiplication of cancerous cells and removing these cells by prompting them to ‘commit suicide’,” says Magcwebeba, who conducted the study as part of her doctorate in biochemistry. “Once the skin has been exposed to the sun’s ultra violet (UV) rays, rooibos extracts will remove precancerous damaged cells and also block the onset of inflammation – the latter being one of the processes that promote the formation of tumours in skin.”Early stages According to Magcwebeba, it is better to use rooibos extracts during the early stages of cancer development when they are more effective in prolonging the progression of cancerous cells into a tumour. She says one of the major reasons why rooibos extracts are incorporated into skin care products is because “they contain certain natural compounds [polyphenols] that give them their anti-oxidant properties”.​ Magcwebeba adds that these compounds, which are found in most plants, are linked with the prevention of various chronic disorders, including cancer. She says the presence of these compounds in an extract may also help to predict its activity and may thus serve as a measure of quality control to ensure that rooibos extracts are biologically active before being used in cosmetic products. Magcwebeba’s study focused on promoting the use of rooibos extracts in an ointment rather than consuming it as a beverage or tea. “Studies on well-researched skin products have shown that topical application is more effective as the product is easily absorbed when it is directly applied on the skin.” Her research will provide knowledge towards the development of topical products that would be less invasive and cheaper to prevent cancer development, says Magcwebeba.Prevention “South Africa has one of highest rates of skin cancer, and one of the factors contributing this problem is attributed to non-compliance to prevention strategies and the treatment is reported to be highly invasive, expensive and tends to have a high recurrence rate.” Magcwebeba says rooibos not only helps to prevent the development of skin cancer but is also used to treat eczema, acne, nappy rash, colic in babies, nausea, heartburn, cramps, hay fever and asthma in folk medicine. It is also known to improve appetite, reduces nervous tension, promotes sleep and boosts the immune system. Magcwebeba says she now focuses on how a different plant (Gannabos) can help fight cancer and inflammation, but will definitely go back to rooibos in future. Dr Tandeka Magcwebeba is a postdoctoral fellow at Stellenbosch University’s Department of Biochemistry. She recently spoke about her research at the “New Voices in Science” colloquium held at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advance Study.This is an edited version of a story first published on Stellenbosch University‘s website. Published here with kind permission.last_img read more

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Adobe Premiere Pro: Applying Audio Effects to Multiple Tracks

first_imgUse the audio sub mix feature in Adobe Premiere Pro to apply audio effects to multiple tracks at once – a trick for working smarter, not harder!If you’re looking to speed up your workflow, improve consistency in the sound of your clips and better organize your audio, consider applying audio effects to submixes in Premiere Pro.  Submixes provide a quick and easy way for multiple audio clips (and tracks) to all use the same effects and filters.  Make one change to an effect and it will change all the audio clips associated with that submix.  Huge timesaver!In this Adobe Premiere Pro tutorial we’ll tackle:When to apply audio effects to multiple tracksUsing the Audio WorkspaceCreating a SubmixApplying audio effects to a SubmixWhen to Apply Audio Effects to Multiple Tracks in PremiereBefore we get into the details, lets talk about when you would need to apply audio effects to multiple tracks in Premiere Pro.Say that you have 2 tracks of  narration that you want to apply the same EQ to. The hard way would be to apply EQ to each clip on each track separately.The less hard way is to apply the effect to to each track, and the easiest is to apply the effect to a submit so the EQ effects multiple tracks.I tend to go ahead and make sub mixes in Premiere Pro even if I have just one audio track. That way if I do add multiple tracks later, the submit is already setup and I just assign the additional tracks.Using the Audio Workspace in Premiere ProUsing Premiere Pro’s workspaces save you time in that they set up a layout suited to specific tasks.  In this instace we’ll want to work with the Audio layout.Go to Window > Workspace> Audio. This workspace rearranges the layout, with the Audio Mixer on a tab with the Source Window and  the Project top left.Click on the triangle top left on the Audio Mixer to reveal the Effects and Sends panel.Creating a Submix in Premiere ProTo use the same effect on multiple Premiere Pro audio tracks, you create a submix and send both tracks to it, and apply the effect to the submix.For Audio 1, click in the Sends panel, and in the first slot click and select create stereo submix.Below that click on the Master pulldown and change it to submix 1.  Now Audio 1 is sent to submix 1.Repeat the steps to send other tracks to the submix.   Simple enough, right?  Now, let’s look at how to apply effects to submixes.Applying audio effects to a SubmixClick in the the top slot of the Effect panel (top left panel of the Audio Mixer) to add an Effect. (I added EQ).To adjust the EQ, double click  it to open the parameters for the EQ and adjust as needed (I rolled off the low and high end)You can add up to 5 effects and 5 submixes.  You can also rename your tracks and sub mixes as needed by clicking on their names (turns blue).Utilize the submix feature in Adobe Premiere Pro is a surefire way to make your editing more efficient!Got a Premiere Pro comment or tip to share?Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

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All weather country

first_imgOptions in other seasons for these states.Himachal pradesh Himachal Tourism Directorate. Block No. 28, SDA Complex, Kasumpti, Shimla; tel: (0177) 262 5924; 1800 180 8077 (toll free); e-mail: tourismmin-hp@nic.in; tourism@hp.gov.in www.himachaltourism.gov.in Spring for adventure sports: From mountain cycling, trekking, rafting, paragliding, heli skiing to angling Himachal offers all the active sports you could ask for. Rafting is excellent on the Spiti and Pin rivers, while In Manali there is the option of heli skiing and Billing is perfect for paragliding. www.himachalpradeshtourism.org.Autumn for Dussehra: When everyone in the country is wrapping up Dussehra celebrations, Kullu comes alive with the festive spirit. They begin their celebration on Vijaya Dashami, the 10th day. Some 360 deities from villages in Kullu valley are brought down to Kullu town. The processions are accompanied by trumpeteers, drummers and dancers. This year, the celebrations begin on October 6.Winter aboard the Kalka Shimla Railway: One of the best ways to reach Shimla is to take the Kalka-Shimla toy train which takes six hours to cover a distance of 93 km. It chugs through breathtaking valleys, 103 tunnels and countless bridges. During the winter season it is that much more beautiful.KarnatakaDepartment of Tourism, #49, 2nd Floor, Khanija Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bangalore; tel: (080) 2235 2828; e-mail: info@karnatakatourism.org; www.karnatakatourism.orgMonsoon at Hampi: A broken city amidst giant boulders, the ruins of the former capital of the Vijayanagara empire show that it was designed as a showpiece of imperial splendour. The temples are replete with elaborate ornamentation, stately pillars, carved stone wheels and panels that portray stories from Hindu epics. About 365 km from Bangalore.Autumn at Nagarhole and Bandipur: Nagarhole is one of the best managed wildlife sanctuaries in India while Bandipur, home to both the tiger and the elephant, is much known for its scenic beauty. Nagarhole is 95 km from Mysore; Bandipur is 80 km from Mysore.Winter at Chikmagalur: The lush greenery of Chikmagalur district has more often than not prompted even the most unromantic to spew poetry. Rolling hills, jungles, coffee plantations and splendid views at every turn… This will be one unforgettable journey.250 km from BangaloreNagalandDirectorate of Tourism  Opposite Indoor Stadium, Raj Bhavan Road, Kohima; tel: (0370) 224 3124; www.tourismnagaland.comSpring at Dzukou Valley: Also called the Celestial Valley of Charm, the scenic Dzukou Valley is a two-hour trek from Khonoma. The hills around are covered with a unique variety of bamboo shrub to give it a fairytale green carpeted look; the whole valley is coloured red, white, pink, yellow by wild flowers as the season progresses and is blanketed by frost in the winter. 30 km south of Kohima; hire a guide from the tourism department.Winter for Hornbill Festival: To see Nagaland at its most colourful and traditional best, make it to the Hornbill Festival, held every December. Morungs (Naga dormitories) are built in the varied architectural styles of the 16 tribes for the authentic feel of a village, and there’s much dancing and music along with traditional Naga food. 12 km from KohimaSikkimSikkim Tourist Information Centre; M.G. Marg, Gangtok; tel: (03592) 222 1634; http://sikkim.nic.inSpring at Yumthang Valley: The idyllic and peaceful valley of flowers in Sikkim, Yumthang will delight nature lovers. The best time to visit is in the months of April and May, when the whole place is a riot of colours. Just walking around the Yumthang Valley is a pleasure–an experience you will not forget easily. Adventure enthusiasts can opt for different levels of treks. About 140 km from Gangtok.Autumn for the lakes: Sikkim is famous for its high-altitude lakes. For a picture perfect break, visit the sacred Changu (Tsomgo) Lake, which lies high up in the mountains, 18 km from the Chinese border. Also not to be missed is West Sikkim’s Khecheopalri Lake whose jade waters are guarded by pine forests and colourful prayer flags. Changu is 40 km from Gangtok; Khecheopalri is 33 km from PellingWinter at Rumtek Monastery: Experience the sombre calm of Buddhist prayer ceremonies at Rumtek Monastery, the seat of the Kagyu or Black Hat order. Soak in the atmosphere as the rhythmic chanting rises to a crescendo around you, while swirls of incense thicken the air. Afterwards, you may just be served some butter tea. About 45 km from Gangtok.UttarakhandUttarakhand Tourism Development Board, 3/3 Industrial Area, Patel Nagar, Dehradun; tel: (0135) 272 2323Spring at Corbett National Park: India’s first national park is a wildlife experience that never loses its appeal. It is a great place to spot tigers, leopards, sloth bears, black bears and some 580 bird species and more than 20 reptile species. Spring is a great time to visit as the animals come out after the winter season. The park is open from November 15 to June 15. Visit www.corbettnationalpark.in.Autumn for tea tours: The verdant tea gardens in the state have become an added attraction and tea tours take you through Gorakhal, Champawat, Nauti-Garisen in Chamoli district, and of course Kausani that ranks numero uno in terms of both its brew and its beautiful landscape. Organised on request by Kumaon Mandal Vikas Nigam, Nainital; tel: (05942) 231 504; www.kmvn.gov.in.Winter for snow walking: Yes, snow walking is simply walking over the mountain sides carpeted with snow, and it can be enjoyed by anyone who loves the idea of trampling through soft, newly fallen snow. You set out with snow shoes attached to your regular boots and two balancing poles in hand, taking wider steps than usual–and the fun begins! Snow walking at Auli and Dhanaulti are great options. Call Himalayan Frontiers Adventure Tours, Manali; tel: (01902) 253 946, 250 384.advertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

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NBA Christmas lineup headlined by LeBron James vs Warriors

first_imgLOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño YEAR OF THE 3Houston set the NBA record for 3-pointers made in a game with 26, doing that against Washington last week.It cemented that, without question, 2018 in the NBA was the year of the 3-pointer.So far this season, 11 franchises — Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Golden State, Houston, Milwaukee, Minnesota, New Orleans, New York, Sacramento and Utah — have set or tied team records for 3-pointers made in a regular-season game. That doesn’t even take into account Brooklyn, Chicago, Denver, Detroit, Oklahoma City and Philadelphia also doing it in 2018, albeit last season.Maybe the craze hasn’t caught on in Canada.The longest-standing team record for 3s in a game is held by the Toronto Raptors, who made 21 on March 13, 2005. Orlando’s mark of 23 has stuck since Jan. 13, 2009 and Phoenix’s record of 22 came on Nov. 14, 2010.Meanwhile, Zaza Pachulia’s quest for a 3 continues.Pachulia has the NBA record for most 3s attempted in a career without a make — the Detroit backup center is now 0 for 29 in the regular season, 0 for 31 when including playoffs. He’s 0 for 3 in 2018, though all those tries in this calendar year were desperation heaves from midcourt or deeper. And in fairness, only six of his career 3-point tries have been shots inside of 30 feet. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue The other four rematches on the holiday: Orlando vs. Houston in 1995, Philadelphia vs. the Lakers in 2001, San Antonio vs. Detroit in 2005 and Boston vs. the Lakers in 2008.So instead of a Cavs-Warriors rematch, getting Lakers vs. Warriors — for the first time in the LeBron L.A. era — makes perfect sense.“Bron is Bron,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “They’re going to be tough, a tough matchup on Christmas Day, but we’re looking forward to it.”Inevitably, so will James. Even with the Lakers having lost four of their last six games, they’re off to a 19-14 start — their best since the 2011-12 season.“We’ve got a long way to go to get to Golden State,” James said in September.ADVERTISEMENT TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening He’s about to get his first look at how the Lakers measure up with the champs.CHRISTMAS LINEUPTuesday’s slate starts with Milwaukee at New York, followed by Oklahoma City at Houston, Philadelphia at Boston, the Lakers at the Warriors and then Portland at Utah. It’s Milwaukee’s first Christmas game since 1977, which will end what was by far the league’s longest Dec. 25 drought. Utah hasn’t played on Christmas since 1997.A look at each of the five games:BUCKS AT KNICKSCongratulations to the schedule-makers, because there’s no way they could have known this Christmas game would be wrapped in animus. Giannis Antetokounmpo was peeved at New York forward Mario Hezonja — who dunked on him, stared at him and then stepped over him when the teams last met on Dec. 1.THUNDER AT ROCKETSA rematch of a game from Christmas 2017, which the Thunder won 112-107. Oklahoma City is 6-2 on Christmas since the team moved there; when the franchise was in Seattle, it was 0-11 on the holiday. Rockets star Chris Paul will miss Christmas for the third straight year — with the Clippers, he had a left hamstring strain and missed their game with the Lakers in 2016, sat out last year’s Houston-OKC game with a groin strain and this year, it’s another left hamstring issue that will keep him out.76ERS AT CELTICSThese are heated, historic rivals, but they’ve met on Christmas only once before — in 1961, when the 76ers were the Syracuse Nationals. Boston, which famously avoided home Christmas games forever (the Celtics played their first 30 such games away from Boston), will be at home on the holiday for the second consecutive season. BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting PLAY LIST 03:07Anne Curtis headlines Araneta City’s Christmas tree lighting03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday02:28Groups urge swift passage of bill on higher tax on e-cigs, liquor02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 10: Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors drives against LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers during their preseason game at T-Mobile Arena on October 10, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Lakers defeated the Warriors 123-113. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPThere’s no NBA Finals rematch this year on Christmas. Not technically, anyway. It’s LeBron James vs. the Golden State Warriors for the fourth consecutive year on Dec. 25, though James will be wearing a Los Angeles Lakers uniform this time.It was a predictable matchup.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LAKERS AT WARRIORSIt’s the 20th consecutive Christmas appearance for the Lakers, and with LeBron James there now don’t expect that streak to end anytime soon. Warriors star Kevin Durant apparently loves playing on the holiday; he’s averaging 31.1 points in his eight previous Christmas games.TRAIL BLAZERS AT JAZZPortland is 14-3 all-time on Christmas, and could tie Miami (10-2) for the best winning percentage on the holiday if it tops the Jazz. Meanwhile, for Utah, it’s a chance for Jazz star guard Donovan Mitchell to get his first — but almost certainly not his last — look at playing on Christmas.CHRISTMAS HISTORYThe NBA’s five-game Christmas lineup is back for an 11th consecutive year, and that may seem like a lot of matchups but has been exceeded plenty of times in the past. There were seven games on the holiday in 1949, 1971 and 1977, as well as six in 1970 and 1976.And there were some years where everybody played on Christmas.In 1952, the league had 10 teams so that meant five Christmas games. In 1956, the league’s eight teams got together for two Christmas doubleheaders — two games at Madison Square Garden, two others at the War Memorial in Rochester, New York. And in 1959, eight teams meant four games on the holiday again.With Milwaukee playing, the league’s longest Christmas drought will belong to the Atlanta Hawks, who haven’t appeared on the holiday since 1989. After the Hawks, the longest droughts will be held by Charlotte (no appearances in 29 seasons), Memphis (no appearances in 24 seasons), Toronto (2001), Sacramento (2003), Indiana (2004) and Detroit (2005).Everyone else has played at least one Christmas game since 2009. MOST READ It isn’t, however, a break from tradition.That’s one of the biggest misnomers about the NBA and the schedule. An NBA Finals rematch is not common, not the norm, not a guarantee for the last two teams that were standing the previous season. The league has crowned a champion every year since 1947, and the tradition of Christmas Day games started later that same year. (They’ve been an annual fixture since, with the exception of 1998, when a lockout didn’t allow that season to begin until February.)FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefBut there have been only nine NBA Finals rematches on Dec. 25. The recent Golden State-Cleveland history may make it seem like more.James has been in five Finals rematches on Christmas, all since 2011: Miami vs. Dallas that year, Oklahoma City vs. Miami the following year, and Cleveland vs. Golden State in each of the last three years. The end of the Lionel Messi-Cristiano Ronaldo era? Football rings the changes in 2018 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Andy Murray undergoes hip surgery, but x-ray shows a little bit too much

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games PLAY LIST 00:59Sports venues to be ready in time for SEA Games01:27Filipino athletes get grand send-off ahead of SEA Games00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss British tennis star Andy Murray is hoping to make a successful comeback in the sport after undergoing hip resurfacing surgery in London. MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Murray, perhaps, is also hoping he had given a careful look at the photo of his x-ray first before sharing it to his 1.6 million followers on Instagram.The 31-year-old Murray posted two photos on his Instagram account, showing him in a hospital following surgery and the other an x-ray of his hip.His keen-eyed followers noticed something else in the second photo.On a serious note, Murray, a two-time Olympic gold medalist and a three-time Grand Slam winner, had earlier intended to walk away from tennis due to nagging hip issues.But Murray may just had a change of heart following his first-round exit in the recently-concluded Australian Open after saying that he could play again if his operation is successful. Mark GiongcoADVERTISEMENTcenter_img PBA: Mike DiGregorio’s hot hand helps Blackwater to first win US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ADVERTISEMENT PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

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Olympiakos Beats Platanias 2-1

first_imgATHENS — Costas’ Mitroglou’s close-range winner in the 73rd minute gave defending champion Olympiakos a 2-1 win over Platanias in the Greek league on Jan. 4.Devin N’Dinga had opened the scoring for Olympiakos in the 17th and Juan Aguilera Nunez equalized in the 50th.The win kept Olympiakos a point behind league-leading PAOK, a 3-2 winner over Panionios on Jan. 3. Platanias is 12th.Giannena and Panathinaikos tried to play through thick fog, but the game was twice interrupted and ultimately abandoned in the 25th minute. It will resume at 3 p.m. local time on Jan. 5.Also, Ergotelis drew 1-1 at Levadiakos and Atromitos and Kalloni played to a scoreless draw.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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