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College nostalgia inspires beer-tossing fridge

first_imgWith a click of the remote, fashioned from a car’s keyless entry device, a small elevator inside the refrigerator lifts a beer can through a hole and loads it into the fridge’s catapult arm. A second click fires the device, tossing the beer up to 20 feet. Is there a foam explosion when the can is opened? Not if the recipient uses “soft hands” to cradle the can when caught, Cornwell said. In developing his beer catapult, Cornwell said he dented a few walls and came close to accidentally throwing a can through his television. He’s since fine-tuned the machine to land a beer where he usually sits, on what he called “a right-angle couch system.” For now, the machine throws only cans, although Cornwell has thought about making a version that can throw a bottle. When John Cornwell graduated from Duke University last year, he landed a job as a software engineer in Atlanta but soon found himself longing for his college lifestyle. So the engineering graduate built a contraption to help remind him of campus life: a refrigerator that can toss a can of beer to his couch with the click of a remote control. “I conceived it right after I got out,” said Cornwell, a May 2006 graduate from Huntington, N.Y. “I missed the college scene. It embodies the college spirit that I didn’t want to let go of.” It took the 22-year-old Cornwell about 150 hours and $400 in parts to modify a mini-fridge common to many college dorm rooms into the beer-tossing machine, which can launch 10 cans of beer from its magazine before needing a reload. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Jesus earns Man City narrow win over Napoli

first_img0Shares0000Manchester City’s striker Gabriel Jesus (2ndL) scores his team’s second goal against Napoli on October 17, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFMANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Oct 17 – Manchester City conceded two penalties — one that was squandered, one that was scored — as they edged Napoli 2-1 on Tuesday to tighten their grip on Champions League Group F.In a much-hyped clash of the highest-scoring teams in Europe’s five major leagues, City swiftly went 2-0 up through Raheem Sterling and Gabriel Jesus at the Etihad Stadium and looked set for another breezy win. But Napoli hit back, Ederson having to save a penalty from Dries Mertens before Amadou Diawara netted from 12 yards in the 73rd minute, and City manager Pep Guardiola will have been grateful for the final whistle.With three wins in three games, City are firmly on track for the last 16, while Napoli, who have won all eight of their domestic league matches to date, face a battle to progress after their second defeat of the campaign.Manchester City’s midfielder Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring the opening goal against Napoli on October 17, 2017 © AFP / Paul ELLISIt was only City’s second win in nine games against Italian sides, but although they preserved their 100 percent record in Europe this season, the way they let Napoli back into the game suggested they are not quite the finished article yet.Serie A leaders Napoli, meanwhile, must clear their heads quickly in time for Saturday’s summit clash with second-place Inter Milan.Stoke City left the Etihad with their heads spinning after losing 7-2 to City on Saturday and Napoli soon found themselves experiencing similar sensations as they fell 2-0 down inside 13 minutes.Sterling broke the deadlock in the ninth minute, alertly tucking away his eighth goal of the season after Kyle Walker’s effort from David Silva’s cut-back was blocked by Kalidou Koulibaly.Four minutes later a loose clearing header by Raul Albiol let City in again, Kevin De Bruyne seizing on the ball and surging past Koulibaly before crossing from the right for Jesus to tap in.– Ederson to the rescue –City were flying, Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri’s face a picture of concern, and the hosts twice went close to extending their lead.De Bruyne’s left-foot effort crashed back off the underside of the crossbar, while Koulibaly just about managed to clear the ball off the line after away goalkeeper Pepe Reina had taken the sting out of a Jesus snapshot.Napoli’s midfielder Amadou Diawara celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against Manchester City on October 17, 2017 © AFP / Oli SCARFFBut as the half wore on, City took their foot off the pedal and they got a major scare in the 38th minute when Walker was penalised for wrestling with Albiol, only for Mertens to drill his penalty at Ederson’s legs.City continued to create chances — Jesus being foiled by Reina and a last-ditch Albiol tackle either side of half-time — but their casualness in possession gave Napoli reason to keep believing.It took a desperate block from John Stones to prevent Marek Hamsik reducing the arrears after substitute Allan had robbed Fernandinho and with 17 minutes remaining, Napoli did claw a goal back.Faouzi Ghoulam’s surge from left-back was brought to a halt by a tired challenge from Fernandinho and Diawara succeeded where Mertens had failed, assuredly placing his spot-kick into the bottom-right corner.Mertens squandered a chance to equalise when he mishit an attempted chip from Callejon’s pass and City finished strongly, with Reina obliged to save from De Bruyne, Sane and substitute Ilkay Gundogan.But the roars of relief from City’s fans that greeted the final whistle told their own story.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Seven possible Sterling replacements to excite Liverpool fans if the winger does leave

first_img 7 7 7 7 With Liverpool forward Raheem Sterling putting contract negotiations on hold until the end of the season, rumours about his long-term Anfield future have reached fever point.The 20-year-old reportedly turned down a tidy £100k-a-week deal which would extend his stay with the Reds past 2017, before turning to the BBC for an unauthorised interview in an attempt to denounce his ‘money-grabbing’ label.After two damaging Premier League defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal in recent weeks, the Reds’ Champions League qualification hopes are in tatters. Sterling has been with linked with European superpowers across the continent, including Real Madrid and Bayern Munich, and could force a move if Liverpool do expectedly fall short of a top four place.But if Sterling does leave Anfield this summer, who could Brendan Rodgers bring into fill the void? talkSPORT looks at seven possible reinforcements Liverpool have been linked with to soften the blow… 7 4. Ezequiel Lavezzi – Continue to see which Reds youngster could be a ready-made alternative for Brendan Rodgers – Liverpool were strongly linked with an £8m move for Lavezzi in January which failed to materialise, but are expected to renew their interest in the summer. The 29-year-old has fallen out of favour at PSG under Laurent Blanc but is undeniably talented, starring for Napoli before his move to Paris. His age means a potential deal would be uncharacteristic of Brendan Rodgers, who likes to nurture younger players, but Lavezzi would add palpable experience to the Reds’ attack. 7 6. Theo Walcott – Continue to see which Argentine striker is making a name for himself in La Liga – Arsenal are flying at the moment, but a player who appears to have been left behind is Theo Walcott. After a knee injury kept him out for the best part of a year, the England winger has struggled to forge a way back into Arsene Wenger’s first-team plans, sitting way down a pecking order which includes the likes of Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil. With Sterling linked with a move to the Emirates, could a potential swap deal be on the cards? 7 3. Jordon Ibe – Click right to see which Brazilian attacker linked with Chelsea could be tempted by an Anfield move – Liverpool might not have to look too far to find a replacement for Sterling, as the meteoric rise of Ibe in the last few months suggests the winger could become even better than his compatriot. Brendan Rodgers recalled the 19-year-old from a loan spell at Derby County to throw him straight into the Merseyside derby at right wing-back; a game he was man of the match in. Ibe cemented his place with brilliant displays against Tottenham and Southampton and, but for a knee injury picked up in March, would have almost certainly nailed down a spot in Rodgers’ starting XI. 7. Could Roberto Firmino replace Raheem? Click right to find out which England winger would be a like-for-like replacement for Sterling – A stylish attacking midfielder who has spearheaded Hoffenheim’s impressive push for European qualification in the Bundesliga this season, Brazil coach Dunga recently declared the 23-year-old could play in any league in the world. He has 11 goals and eight assists in club competitions this season, whilst Firmino also impressed for his country with the winner in a friendly against Chile at the Emirates last week. 2. Douglas Costa – Continue to see which proven La Liga star has been on the Reds’ radar in recent weeks – The Shakhtar Donetsk forward was heavily linked with a move to Chelsea during the January transfer window, but the Blues plumped for Juan Cuadrado instead. The 24-year-old Brazilian is the latest in a long line of his native country’s attackers to catch the eye in Ukraine, following the likes of Willian and Bernard. With Chelsea’s strength in depth in attacking positions, could be Costa be tempted by a guarantee of first-team action at Anfield? 5. Luciano Vietto – Click right to discover which PSG forward would strengthen the Reds’ attack – At 21-years-old, Vietto is one of the most coveted names in world football already after a standout season with Villarreal in La Liga. The Argentine striker has netted 18 goals in all competitions, starring particularly in the Europa League to underline his pedigree in European competition. The Reds are reportedly leading the race for his signature, although Real Madrid and Inter Milan are also monitoring his development. 1. Pedro Rodriguez – The Spanish forward has found himself frequently alienated at Barcelona after the arrivals of Neymar and Luis Suarez in recent seasons, and it seems likely the 27-year-old could follow Alexis Sanchez’s example of quitting the Nou Camp in search for first-team football. Pedro is a proven goalscorer at both domestic and international level and recent reports suggest the Reds have identified him as their main summer target, should Sterling leave.last_img read more

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Downturn in fortunes belies other good news

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsWhile appraising the situation, economist Jack Kyser borrowed a line from Charles Dickens and proclaimed “it was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” “There’s a lot of good news here, but we keep getting jabbed in the ribs,” said Kyser, chief economist for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. “The gas prices, the housing news, national worries, it’s always something.” As the economic engine struggles toward high gear, reality keeps stomping down on the brakes. Both nationally and in Southern California, the economic picture looks muddled. Gasoline prices of $3.399 per gallon hover near record levels in Los Angeles. Inflation in Southern California has climbed at a faster rate than the national number over the previous year. Even the once-bulletproof housing market, the source of so much prosperity for everyday people in recent years, now looks weak. On Wednesday, the stock market tanked, with the Dow Jones Industrial Average plunging 214.28 points to close at 11,205.61, the biggest single-day loss in three years. A trade group released data showing a continued slowdown in the housing market. The Consumer Price Index leapt up 0.6 percent, its biggest increase in three months. Oddly, all this comes at the same time the economy looks great. Job seekers find a market with nearly full employment, gross domestic product zoomed forward 4.8 percent in the first quarter and, prior to its recent plunge, the Dow neared its all-time high last week. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Santa Clarita Calendar

first_img SUNDAY Junior Rangers will meet, 2-4 p.m. at Placerita Canyon Nature Center, 19152 Placerita Canyon Road, Newhall. Call (661) 259-7721. Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for marathon training, 6:30 a.m. in the parking lot at Granary Square, 25930 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Bingo will be played, 10:30 a.m. at Mint Canyon Moose Lodge, 18000 W. Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-7222. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 San Fernando Road, Newhall. Call (661) 254-1275. MONDAY Memorial Day program, 10 a.m. at Eternal Valley, 23287 N. Sierra Highway, Newhall. Call (661) 259-0800. Special Olympics offers golf lessons to athletes with learning disabilities, evenings at Vista Valencia Golf Course, 24700 W. Trevino Drive, Valencia. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. TUESDAY Grand opening, 3 p.m. at Canyon Dental Group, 28237 Newhall Ranch Road, Valencia. Start Smart, a free class geared toward new or soon-to-be drivers and their parents, 6 p.m. at The California Highway Patrol office, 28648 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Wendy Hahn at (661) 294-5540. Nonaerobic workout in a heated pool for joint and muscle conditioning, 10:30 a.m. at the Santa Clarita Valley Family YMCA, 26147 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-3593. Santa Clarita Runners Club will work out, 6:15 p.m. at the College of the Canyons track, 26455 N. Rockwell Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821 or visit www.scrunners.org. Sierra Hillbillies Square Dance Club will offer an intermediate class, 7-9 p.m. in Rooms A1 and 2 at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 252-2210 or (661) 255-0463. Barbershop Harmony Singers will rehearse, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the multipurpose room at Valley Oaks Village Apartments, 24700 Valley St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6109 for security-door information. WEDNESDAY Career open house for health-care professionals, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Greeley Education Center at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, 23845 McBean Parkway, Valencia. Call (661) 253-8370. Free health lecture, “Memory Loss and Stroke: Know the Facts,” 1-2 p.m. at the SCV Senior Center, 22900 Market St., Newhall. Call (661) 259-9444. Opera Tales, 3:30 p.m. at the Canyon Country Jo Anne Darcy Library, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon Country. Call (661) 251-2720. “A Toast to Roberta” will celebrate the life of Roberta Gillis, 6-8 p.m. at Valencia Hills Clubhouse, 24060 Oak Vale Drive, Valencia. Call Leigh at (661) 296-4278 or visit www.MyTownUSA.com. “Zorro” discussion group, 7 p.m. at Borders Books & Music, 24445 Town Center Drive, Valencia. Call (661) 286-1131. Beverly Hillbillies Bible study, 7:30 p.m. in the library at Santa Clarita United Methodist Church, 26640 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 297-3783. Santa Clarita Sunrise Rotary Club will meet, 7:10 a.m. at IHOP, 24737 W. Pico Canyon Road, Stevenson Ranch. Call (661) 250-1023. Santa Clarita Valley Rotary Club will meet, 12:10 p.m. at Marie Callender’s, 27630 The Old Road, Valencia. Call (661) 259-7701. Santa Clarita Valley-Newhall Optimist Club will meet, 7 p.m. at La Rumba, 27600 Bouquet Canyon Road, Saugus. Call (661) 252-7313. Valencia Toastmasters will meet, 7 p.m. Call Kim Dickens at (661) 259-8567 or visit www.valenciatoastmasters.org for location. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities during the evenings at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. Santa Clarita Noon Kiwanis Club will meet, noon-1:30 p.m. at El Torito, 27510 The Old Road, Valencia. Call Janie Choate at (661) 296-8260. Youth Chess Club will meet, 5:30-8 p.m. at 25864-G Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Jay Stallings at (661) 288-1705. Evening Kiwanis Club will meet, 6:15 p.m. at Mulligan’s, 25848 Tournament Road, Valencia. Call Amy Spencer at (661) 255-6714. To submit an event for the Daily News calendar, contact Sharon Cotal two weeks prior to the event at (661) 257-5256, fax her at (661) 257-5262, e-mail her at sharon.cotal@dailynews.com or write to her at 24800 Avenue Rockefeller, Valencia, CA 91355.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! FRIDAY Karaoke night, 6:30-9:30 at Vincenzo’s, 24504 1/2 Lyons Ave., Newhall. Call (661) 259-6733. SATURDAY Curious George story time, 10 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 23630 Valencia Blvd., Valencia. Call (661) 254-6604. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2Santa Clarita Runners Club will meet for a morning run, 7 o’clock in the parking lot at Starbucks, 26415 Bouquet Canyon Road, Valencia. Call (661) 294-0821. Free wellness workshop will present research about stubborn weight, fatigue and hormone imbalance, 10-11:30 a.m. at the office of Dr. Larry Cart, 24868 Apple St., Suite 101, Newhall. Call (661) 284-6233. Saugus train station will be open, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Junction in William S. Hart Park, 24151 Newhall Ave. Call (661) 254-1275. Karaoke night, 8 o’clock at VFW Post 6885, 16208 Sierra Highway, Canyon Country. Call (661) 252-6885. Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for athletes with learning disabilities throughout the day at various locations in Santa Clarita. New athletes or volunteer coaches can call (661) 253-2121. last_img read more

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Spurs star returns to training as Mauricio Pochettino says anxious time could help

first_img impact Alli has been out with a hamstring injury “Thursday was a recovery day for everyone and it’s difficult to judge if he’s ready or not to play.“We’re never going to put ourselves or our interests in front, taking risks with a player. It’s impossible.“After four years you know very well we’re never going to put a player at risk because we want to win. MONEY possible standings How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures BEST OF “We need to win and the most important thing is all the players who are going to be on the pitch, we need to feel they’re 100 per cent.”Tottenham’s mini-slump has put Pochettino under early-season scrutiny and comes on the back of no summer signings and off-field problems, which include delays to their new stadium and club captain Hugo Lloris committing a recent drink-driving offence.But Pochettino, who accused journalists of not respecting his players in the wake of the 2-1 loss at Inter Milan, says everything is fine in the camp. 4 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade 4 Lloris remains injured Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware In his absence, Spurs’ losing streak has extended to three games after losses to Liverpool and Inter Milan – the first time the club have suffered such a sequence under Pochettino.There seems extra pressure on Saturday’s trip to the south coast, and Pochettino spoke of a slightly “anxious” state of mind within his squad, but that does not mean Alli will be rushed back.“We need to wait until Friday to assess him, to see if he’ll be part of the squad,” Pochettino said. Pochettino is under pressure after a poor run of results Spurs suffered their third consecutive defeat on Tuesday REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Tottenham hope to have Dele Alli back for Saturday’s game at Brighton but boss Mauricio Pochettino will take no risks.Alli has returned to training after picking up a hamstring injury on international duty with England, which has kept him out of the last two games. smart causal 4 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 4 Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack RANKED And he has urged his side to use the “pain” of their recent results to turn things around.“I am so relaxed, I am so calm, because I know football,” he said.“In the same time when you win you get a lot of praise that sometimes you don’t deserve. When you lose you must keep the balance and accept the criticism and that people are going to think differently and of course try to find the reason why we lose. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade “The group is OK. The group is of course a little bit anxious about winning games because it’s normal when you don’t win.“The faces are different, and the atmosphere and the energy is different. That’s what happens.“Sometimes it’s good to feel the pain, the defeat, not only the one, two but three.“It’s so important to be clever and be strong. Football is like life, it’s impossible to keep 70 years of happiness.”last_img read more

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DD WEATHER: ENJOY TODAY’S GLORIOUS WEATHER – RAIN ON WAY FOR SUNDAY

first_imgPic: Lara Diver, CuldaffTEMPERATURES in Donegal could reach 21C today, say forecasters.But enjoy it while it lasts – rain is on the way tonight – with more forecast for Sunday and Monday.Today will start beautiful. It will be calm with very little breeze, temperatures soon rising across the county. There is a chance of some drizzle along the west coast later in the evening.Rain will move in overnight tonight and into Sunday.The early days of next week will be very showery days, with some heavy and possibly thundery showers at times. Temperatures around normal on Monday ( in the mid to high teens), but it will become much cooler and fresher for the following couple of days.   DD WEATHER: ENJOY TODAY’S GLORIOUS WEATHER – RAIN ON WAY FOR SUNDAY was last modified: May 31st, 2014 by John2Share 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:DD weatherWEEKEND WEATHERlast_img read more

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KCCA FC in deep trouble as they are trounced in Congo

first_img Tags: top Allan Okello in action against Otoho on Sunday (Photos by KCCA FC Media)CAF Confederations Cup Otoha d’Oyo 3-0 KCCA FCStade Omni Sport Marien Ngoubi d’Owando, OwandoSunday, 13-01-2019BRAZAVILLE – KCCA FC will have it all to do when they host Otoha in the return leg of their CAF Confederations Cup play-off round next Sunday.The Kasasiros put themselves in a desperate situation, losing 3-0 in the first leg played at Stade Omni Sport Marien Ngoubi on Sunday afternoon.After a shaky start, KCCA conceded two goals in as many minutes as Otoho pegged them back with relentless pressure.First, the visitors conceded a penalty which was converted by Musa Yedan on the 20th minute. The forward then doubled his tally from open play to compound KCCA’s misery.Despite playing the reminder of the half on the back foot, Mike Mutebi’s side held on to go into the break trailing by only two.In the second half, KCCA tried to find an away goal but it was Otoho who found the net again, scoring through Kikasa Wamba with 15 minutes to play and in the process, seal a famous 3-0 victory.The loss is KCCA’s joint second heaviest loss in the Confederations Cup, equaling that against FUS Rabat in May 2017.KCCA FC (yellow) also lost 3-0 to FUS Rabat in 2017However, it was one goal short of the 4-0 lost to both Bayelsa United (2009) and Club Africain (2017).KCCA FC will have to win by Four (4) or more goals at Lugogo next Sunday so as to make the group stages of the competition.The other Ugandan representative in the Confederations Cup, Vipers SC drew 0-0 with Tunisian side CS Sfaxien on Saturday.The KCCA FC team that started against Otoho.Charles Lukwago, Timothy Awanyi, Filbert Obenchan, Mustapha Kizza, Gift Ali, Lawrence Bukenya, Julius Poloto, Eric Ssenjobe, Allan Okello, Mike Mutyaba, Patrick Kaddu.Comments last_img read more

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Warriors 130, Kings, 125: Warriors’ All-Stars prevail in crunch time

first_imgSACRAMENTO – Before the Warriors and Kings could show if they ever would become in-state rivals on the court, the Kings tried to ignite the atmosphere with a good-natured jab.During the Warriors’ starting lineup introductions, the Kings’ scoreboard played video footage of astronaut Neil Armstrong walking on the moon over 49 years ago. Stephen Curry and his teammates watched the screen and laughed at the obvious implication. The Kings poked fun at Curry joking in a recent podcast that the …last_img

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South Africa to rally behind Bafana

first_img22 June 2010 It’s going to be Football Tuesday in South Africa today, with business and political leaders, joined by former president Nelson Mandela and the International Marketing Council, calling for a massive show of support for Bafana Bafana ahead of their crucial World Cup match against France. Primedia, the Southern Sun hotel group and the International Marketing Council have called on South Africans to “paint Tuesday yellow and green from all the four corners of our country in support of our national team.” Bafana Bafana, following a draw against Mexico and a loss to Uruguay, will need a convincing win against former world champions France if they are to stand any chance of progressing beyond the group stage of the tournament. “The vuvuzela clarion call must bring us together as we spur our Boys on their most important assignment yet,” Sophie Masipa, marketing manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa, said on Friday. “‘Bafana Bafana, we believe!’ should be the war cry on Tuesday,” Masipa said. “Wearing our Bafana jerseys and waving our flags high will send a clear message to our boys that the nation remains loyally behind them. The Bafana 12th is us, the fans, and we must carry on playing our part.” President Jacob Zuma, for his part, has urged the country not to give up hope of progressing in the tournament. “We must continue supporting the national team, the African teams and indeed the World Cup tournament in general as hosts,” Zuma said during the launch of a social housing project in East London on Saturday. “South Africans are already winners,” Zuma added. “The whole world is looking at us and applauding our success so far as hosts. And we have proven ourselves to be fantastic hosts.” Nelson Mandela Foundation CEO Achmat Dangor told the Sunday Times that Mandela and the Foundation wished Bafana the best of luck for their game against France, adding: “We assure you of our unwavering support.” Bafana Bafana, the IMC’s Masipa said, had in the past the past few weeks “done more to cement our proudly South African identity as a Rainbow Nation than the collective efforts dating back to the 1995 Springboks’ World Cup triumph. “With the attention of the world fixed on our beautiful country, seeing all South Africans put aside their differences to rally behind the team is closest to realising the united nation Nelson Madiba Mandela continues to dream about.” SAinfo reporter Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

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