Atlanta Weekend Events: Ringling Bros., U.S. Poet Laureate

first_img There are many things to do in Atlanta this weekend for all ages, and Atlanta PlanIt is here to share some highlights. Folk fans may be interested in a symphony tribute concert to the duo Simon & Garfunkel. New York dance company Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater is coming to Atlanta’s iconic Fox Theatre. Families may enjoy Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey’s final Atlanta performances. And the weekend closes with a free reading from the U.S. Poet Laureate. These are all things to do in Atlanta this weekend, Feb. 17 through 19.Like us on FacebookFriday, Feb. 17The Music Of The Incomparable Simon & GarfunkelYou can start the weekend with the legendary music of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra is paying tribute to their music with vocalists Aj Swearingen and Jonathan Beedle. They’ve been performing the music of Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel for more than a decade and cover both classic and obscure songs from the duo. The folk melodies get full orchestration from the Orchestra and conductor Michael Krajewski, so you’ll be hearing the music in a new way.  Saturday, Feb. 18Ringling Bros. And Barnum & Bailey® Presents Circus XTREMEEarlier this year Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey announced 2017 will be their final year of touring. Their 146-year run is coming to a close, so this is your last chance to see the show live in the city of Atlanta. “Circus XTREME” is at Philips Arena Feb. 15 through 20 with three shows on Saturday. “Circus XTREME” features artists in fast-paced performances, like the human cannonball, BMX bike stunts and high-wire acts. Animals also take center stage with special acts. Alvin Ailey American Dance TheaterIf you’re looking for a belated Valentine’s date night, consider seeing Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater at the Fox Theatre. The dance company began in 1958 in New York City and has since performed for millions of people. They return to Atlanta Feb. 15 through 19 with premieres, new productions and their longstanding work “Revelations.” A new work you can see at this show is “r-Evolution, Dream,” which is based on speeches and sermons of Martin Luther King Jr. with narration by Leslie Odom Jr. of the musical “Hamilton.”Suggested Article: MLK Sermon Inspires New Piece For Alvin Ailey Dance TheaterSunday, Feb. 19Free Poetry Reading With U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe HerreraFinally this weekend, you can hear a reading by Juan Felipe Herrera, the current and first Hispanic U.S. Poet Laureate. The reading is free at Emory University’s Schwartz Center for Performing Arts on Sunday at 4 p.m. Herrera is the author of poetry collections and children’s books. He’s also a performance artist and activist. He became the California Poet Laureate in 2012 and the U.S. Poet Laureate in 2015. Tickets are not required for the event, but seating is limited. So arrive early for your best chances of getting a seat at the event. Books are available for sale at the event and a signing will take place.Bonus: World of Coca-ColaJoin the #PlanIt12 challenge and visit a new Atlanta attraction, museum or landmark each month! Follow our suggestions, or make your own list of places to visit. This February, we recommend visiting the World of Coca-Cola.Visit Atlanta PlanIt for more weekend event ideas.  Legal Advocate Discusses Medical Abuse At Shut Down Georgia ICE Facility Add to My List In My List Share ‘It’s Fractured’: Georgia Lt. Gov. Geoff Duncan On Healing Republican Party Related Stories For Whom The Bell Rings last_img read more

Annual Paint Pit Wall Pink event hits home for many in NASCAR community

first_imgCHARLOTTE, N.C. — Breast cancer survivors, their families and many NASCAR supporters attended Wednesday’s now-annual Paint Pit Wall Pink gathering at Charlotte Motor Speedway in advance of October’s Breast Cancer Awareness worldwide campaign.Reigning and seven-time Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson spoke to the large crowd gathered trackside on a very warm and sunny morning.XFINITY drivers such as Hermie Sadler, Cole Custer, Michael Annett, Daniel Hemric, Blake Koch, Spencer Gallagher and Jeremy Clements were on hand to lend support to the cause, as was driver Bubba Wallace, who has participated in this particular kickoff campaign for five years.“From our sport’s participation and integrating pink detail into the month of October we’ve seen pink race cars, details on hats, gloves, firesuits. … I just feel our NASCAR community has always been very good at giving back and using this platform for awareness,” said Johnson, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina “Live Fearless” brand ambassador.Johnson led the gathering in painting the pit wall pink — his example followed by a hundred of the people there — breast cancer survivors in pink ribbons and their supporters in pink T-shirts. His Hendrick Motorsports team members will wear pink gloves for the month of October, including the XFINITY Series’ Oct. 7 Drive for the Cure 300.And Johnson revealed he had a personal health “wake-up call” earlier this year when doctors had to remove carcinoma spots on his shoulder.“When that ‘c’ word is in your vocabulary — and granted mine was on such a small scale compared to this cause — it still hits you in a particular way,” Johnson said. “Grateful to pick up this positive energy created in this great cause.”For Koch, who drives the No. 11 LeafFilter Gutter Protection Toyota, this event absolutely hits home. His mother, Angie, is an 11-year breast cancer survivor.“I’m so thankful for what the race track does and Blue Cross Blue Shield 300 to bring awareness to breast cancer,” Koch said. “It’s such a serious disease and so many are affected.“My mom is a survivor, it’s been 11 years, now. I was 21 years old and when I got that call from her, it was a very helpless feeling. My mom raised me and I felt like she was the strongest woman in the world, so when you get that call and she sounds scared, that’s not something you like to hear as a son.“It affected me very very much but showed me how strong she really is to be able to fight that disease and to be able to survive it and be here with me 11 years later. It’s special to me and I won’t miss this event.”last_img read more

Cruz’s 9th Inning Walk-Off Sends Mariners to 3-1 Win Over Indians; Three Takeaways From the Loss

first_img Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. Maybe the Indians should just not play on Friday’s anymore. For the second straight Friday night the Indians lost, something they haven’t done very much in the last few weeks, winning 27 of 28 games heading into Friday’s matchup with Seattle.Nelson Cruz wrapped up the second straight Friday setback with a two-run homer off Cody Allen in the 9th with the game tied at one apiece for the win. Trevor Bauer, who was on the hill in the loss last Friday, gave the Tribe every chance to win, and was very good in going seven innings.Here’s three takeaways from just the second loss for the Tribe in the last 29 outings. Pages: 1 2 3 4 Related TopicsCody AllenIndiansMarinersTrevor Bauer Matt Loedelast_img read more

Short Week for Local Schools

first_imgStudents will get out of school an hour and a half early on Wednesday, February 4 and then have no school due to parent teacher conferences February 5-6. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Kenai Peninsula Schools will have an abbreviated week as children are scheduled for an early release Wednesday and no school Thursday or Friday. Erkeneff: “And those are days when students actually have a shorter day by 90 minutes but teachers maximize the school day and work on collaborating and improving teacher’s teaching skills and work with one another in order to provide a better educational experience for our students.” Pegge Erkeneff with the School District said after Wednesday there will be just two more early release days scheduled. The two remaining early release days are Friday, March 27, and Friday, May 1.last_img read more

I’ve started a new jersey blog!

first_img 60 SportsLogos.Net Admin Posted May 21, 2009 spyboy1 60 I’ve started a new Twitter feed to post my topic for each day for those of you are into that.It’s worth checking out just for the background wallpaper, if nothing else.http://twitter.com/3rdStringGoalie Location:44N55 122W02 (aka Salem, OR) My new entry is up today. I added quite a lot of content after the jersey part several hours after it first posted, so if you checked it out first thing this morning, give it another look. I you haven’t checked it out today, be sure to have a look.http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/ Location:San Diego, CA / Parsippany, NJ the admiral This topic is now closed to further replies. Posted June 21, 2009 0 Old Time Hockey 0 60 I just added a links section on my ColorWerx blog; you’re in.Also added to the links section at HockeySweaterNumbers.com. Very nice. Posted May 10, 2009 spyboy1 0 60 I, IV, V 60 Share on other sites 0 New Jersey is a very underrated state. What does it have to do with logos? SportsLogos.Net 194 Share on other sites Share on other sites Members Share this post Posted June 10, 2009 Old Time Hockey 4,113 posts the admiral Location:Royersford, PA 0 tajmccall tajmccall I’ve started a new jersey blog! Next 4,113 posts Members Share this post Link to post Share this post Share this post I’ve started a new Twitter feed to post my topic for each day for those of you are into that.It’s worth checking out just for the background wallpaper, if nothing else.http://twitter.com/3rdStringGoalieVery nice! Love the blog, and are now following you via Twitter as well. :-)Twitter sure has a lot of spammers on it. It’s annoying.I did eventually post a new entry today about 10 hours behind my usual schedule. I was out of town at Wrigley Field all weekend and didn’t get today’s fully completed before I left. 60 Link to post 4,113 posts 0 Link to post Members 4,330 posts Favourite Logos:Portland Buckaroos 1960/61 – 1973/74 75 …and here I thought this was going to be about the Garden State…OK, not really… My new entry for today is up!http://hockeyjerseyoftheday.blogspot.com/ 60 Sign in to follow this   4,113 posts Link to post @GoldAsIce Members 75 9,167 posts Members 3,472 posts Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know about an important change with my blog.It now has a new name and new web address. “Third String Goalie”. This will allow me to free up the format a bit and tie into my baseball version once that gets some content.I hope you’ve been taking a moment to check it out and will keep stopping by at:http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/ Man, what a chore today’s entry was to get the text formatted correctly. That thing has a mind of it’s own sometimes, but I managed to fight through it.I also learned how to adjust the column width, so my photos will no longer be cropped like they have been.If you read it early today, I also added a Dasherboard entry about yesterday’s World Championships later on that I’m pleased with.I don’t think I’m going to have a fresh entry for tomorrow just because I didn’t find a noteworthy topic to play off of and don’t want to burn through all my jerseys as fast as possible. However, I do have one all set for the 13th written and scheduled for posting.Let me know if you’ve got any feedback. I’m open to suggestions. Share on other sites Location:Twin Cities Link to post 60 Sign in to follow this   spyboy1 567 94 Link to post 0 Frylock 3 Forums Home Link to post Share this post Link to post Share on other sites 386 24 Members Posted May 9, 2009 260 posts Old Time Hockey Share this post 4,113 posts Share this post 1,454 posts 60 60 I posted an interesting jersey today, a Tampa Bay Lightning “seasickness” alternate jersey from early in Vincent Lecavalier’s rookie season.My traffic is usually down noticeably on weekends and that’s when some of the more interesting jerseys seem to fall in my calendar so I wanted to point this one out. Link to post Share on other sites 60 This is a really great blog you’ve got going here. I’ll add you to DiaryofFools.com Links. Nice work, Spyboy. 60 Share on other sites 0 0 Link to post Old Time Hockey Today’s entry is the story of how the Quebec Nordiques traded Eric Lindros – twice!http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/ 0 Posted May 14, 2009 Link to post 60 0 24 spyboy1 60 Followers 0 567 Posted June 16, 2009 Page 1 of 3   Posted May 12, 2009 Formerly ColorWerx and PANTONE 2 Share on other sites spyboy1 Share on other sites Link to post Followers 0 Prev 162 I want to let everyone know that I’ve started a new blog about my jersey collection.Each entry is going to feature one of the jerseys in my collection. Hopefully you will find it informative and entertaining.I’m not sure I’m going to actually post a new jersey each and every day. I’m in the process of trying to put together a schedule of jerseys that relates to some event that is happening or has happened on that day.For example, today, May 9th is Steve Yzerman’s birthday, so I’m starting out with an Yzerman Red Wings jersey.Hopefully I’ll hit my stride quickly for a consistent voice and format. In the meantime, if you have any constructive criticism on what you’d like to see or what I could add to it, please send me a private message.The Hockey Jersey of the Day Blog can be found here http://hockeyjerseyoftheday.blogspot.com/Thanks!Jeff Members spyboy1 60 0 Favourite Logos:Too many to list. 0 2 Members Share this post 60 Old Time Hockey I would like to start adding some variety to my hockey jersey blog. I don’t want to actually post a jersey without having some sort of reason to do so, like at least a players birthday or notable event in hockey history.On those days I’ve got no jersey to post, I thought I would do occasional informative topics on hockey jersey collecting. Some of my ideas are:What to collectWhere to get jerseysHow to buy on “ebay”How to spot fakesWho to get on your jerseyHow to take the plastic off of patchesMaking your own patchesHow to get jerseys letteredHow to get on TV wearing themWith that in mind, I have a couple of questions for all of you.First, what do you collect? Is there any sort of theme to what you collect and why?Second, can you think of any more collecting topics I could cover?How to wisely spend money on acquiring jerseysWhen not to wear themHow to fix your jersey if it tarnishesAcceptable vs. Unacceptable NOB Guideline 26,194 Share on other sites 0 Link to post 57,915 posts Posted May 10, 2009 Sports Logo News 0 Link to post 24 BryanSmalls 60center_img spyboy1 567 Members 60 Old Time Hockey Posted May 9, 2009 By spyboy1, May 9, 2009 in Sports Logo News 4,113 posts Link to post 60 I’ve started a new jersey blog!aaaaaayyyyy i’ll blawg YOU rightinthegazoooom 60 Old Time Hockey 60 CJR Share on other sites Link to post 75 60 0 12,100 posts Share this post Posted May 21, 2009 Posted May 9, 2009 0 Frylock spyboy1 60 Recommended Posts 60 All Activity Share this post 4,113 posts I apologize for any decorum Posted June 27, 2009 0 Posted May 30, 2009 I hope that you’ve been checking my blog at least occasionally since I’ve started it. I have been avoiding bumping this thread every day just to tell you I’ve made yet another new post, so I hope you’ll indulge me this time, as I have written my first “feature story” type of post about the KHL hockey league and it’s attempts to sign away NHL players. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out and hope it will contain some information that you find interesting and weren’t aware of yet, especially the dissection of average attendance numbers at professional games in Russia.There’s also the usual “jersey of the day” below the main article, so don’t forget to check that out while you are there since it’s a bit of a break in the usual format today.http://thirdstringgoalie.blogspot.com/ spyboy1 Share this post Link to post All Activity Favourite Logos:New York Mets 60 Members Share this post 4,113 posts Share this post 194 Next 60 60 94 Share on other sites Members Members spyboy1 60 CJR 94 60 Share this post Old Time Hockey Posted June 10, 2009 BryanSmalls 1,386 posts spyboy1 Posted June 4, 2009 spyboy1 spyboy1 spyboy1 johnnygriswold 26,194 386 spyboy1 Go To Topic Listing 26,194 Location:Burnsville, MN 4,113 posts spyboy1 I’m the dude playin’ the dude, disguised as another dude Share this post Favourite Logos:North Stars 386 Share on other sites I just added a links section on my ColorWerx blog; you’re in. TruColor johnnygriswold Forums Home Members spyboy1 14,762 posts Posted May 14, 2009 1 Location:Fairfax, VA 60 I’ve started a new Twitter feed to post my topic for each day for those of you are into that.It’s worth checking out just for the background wallpaper, if nothing else.http://twitter.com/3rdStringGoalieVery nice! Love the blog, and are now following you via Twitter as well. 🙂 Share on other sites Old Time Hockey Link to post Share on other sites Share on other sites Share on other sites 0 Share this post Old Time Hockey 194 60 0 awesome. i’ll feature your blog on my site. good luck with it. Page 1 of 3   I would like to start adding some variety to my hockey jersey blog. I don’t want to actually post a jersey without having some sort of reason to do so, like at least a players birthday or notable event in hockey history.On those days I’ve got no jersey to post, I thought I would do occasional informative topics on hockey jersey collecting. Some of my ideas are:What to collectWhere to get jerseysHow to buy on “ebay”How to spot fakesWho to get on your jerseyHow to take the plastic off of patchesMaking your own patchesHow to get jerseys letteredHow to get on TV wearing themWith that in mind, I have a couple of questions for all of you.First, what do you collect? Is there any sort of theme to what you collect and why?Second, can you think of any more collecting topics I could cover? KJTALBOT Share this post spyboy1 Official Token American 4,113 posts Share on other sites Posted June 11, 2009 Old Time Hockey Posted May 11, 2009 162 Members 0 4,113 posts 0 162 Link to post njmeadowlanders Sports Logo News spyboy1 Sports Logos Sports Logos 3 I’ve started a new jersey blog! 60 Share this post 60 spyboy1 Link to post spyboy1 0 Share on other sites spyboy1 TruColor Share this post Members njmeadowlanders Share this post Members Posted May 9, 2009 Members Share on other sites Prev Members 1 Members KJTALBOT I’ve started a new jersey blog!last_img read more

Sizing up the 2014 Ravens roster after second preseason game

first_imgWith two preseason games in the books, the Ravens’ 53-man roster picture continues to take shape with final cuts less than two weeks away and questions still remaining.Depth concerns are apparent along the defensive line and in the secondary, which could prompt general manager Ozzie Newsome to be looking for outside help to enhance the roster between now and the start of the season. Meanwhile, the Ravens appear to have some depth at linebacker and on the offensive line — though overall quality might be in question with the latter — that could leave a few incumbents on the outside looking in by the end of the summer.My current look at the roster suggests 42 players are locks if the deadline to trim the roster to 53 took place today. My rough assessment of the 90 players on the roster lists 20 players on the bubble with at least some decent chance of making the final roster. Not all bubble players are on equal footing, with certain positions lacking quality depth and others enjoying an abundance of talent.Though general manager Ozzie Newsome, head coach John Harbaugh, and the remainder of the coaching staff and front office are cognizant of the number of players at each position, trying to pinpoint a specific number of wide receivers or linebackers isn’t the most accurate way of projecting the roster. The Ravens will always look carefully at players’ special-teams abilities in addition to what they bring to their specific positional group.The Ravens must trim the roster from the current 90 players to 75 by 4 p.m. on Aug. 26 and must go down to the regular-season number of 53 by Aug. 30.The numbers in parentheses indicate the total number of players currently on the roster at that given position. Bubble players’ names that are underlined are currently on my projected 53-man roster as of Aug. 17. Players listed as injured or suspended are not projected to count against the 53-man roster when final cuts are made.QUARTERBACKS (3)LOCK: Joe Flacco, Tyrod TaylorBUBBLE: Keith WenningLONG SHOT: None Skinny: With depth concerns at other positions, it’s difficult to justify the Ravens keeping three quarterbacks on the 53-man roster for the first time since 2009. They’re likely to attempt to sneak Wenning through waivers to place him on the practice squad, but it won’t be the end of the world if another team snatches up the sixth-round selection.RUNNING BACKS & FULLBACKS (8)LOCK: Bernard Pierce, Lorenzo Taliaferro, Kyle JuszczykBUBBLE: Justin ForsettLONG SHOT: Cierre Wood, Fitz Toussaint, Shaun ChapasSUSPENDED: Ray Rice (will be suspended for the first two games of the regular season) Skinny: The rapid emergence of Taliaferro and two fumbles in two preseason games by Forsett have landed the veteran in a more vulnerable position than you’d expect despite Rice serving a suspension to begin the season. The guess is Forsett still finds his way on the 53-man roster to begin the year, but his spot will be in serious danger by Week 3.WIDE RECEIVERS (11)LOCK: Steve Smith, Torrey Smith, Jacoby Jones, Marlon BrownBUBBLE: Michael Campanaro, Kamar Aiken, Deonte ThompsonLONG SHOT: Jeremy Butler, LaQuan Williams, Mike Willie, Jace Davis Skinny: Many will view Thompson’s 108-yard kickoff return for a touchdown as a play that lands him on the roster, but the third-year wideout only saw two offensive snaps against Dallas. Aiken has been the better player this summer and has more size as a receiver, and Campanaro has shown more consistent hands than Thompson.TIGHT ENDS (5)LOCK: Dennis Pitta, Crockett Gillmore, Owen DanielsBUBBLE: none LONG SHOT: Phillip Supernaw, Nathan OverbaySkinny: The Ravens’ decision to “rest” Daniels is raising eyebrows as it relates to the veteran’s health, but his inability to gain separation in practices has tempered enthusiasm for the tight end position. However, his track record and an uneven summer for the rookie Gillmore make it difficult to think Daniels is anything but a lock.OFFENSIVE LINEMEN (16)LOCK: Eugene Monroe, Kelechi Osemele, Jeremy Zuttah, Marshal Yanda, Rick Wagner, Gino Gradkowski, John UrschelBUBBLE: Jah Reid, A.Q. Shipley, James Hurst, Will Rackley, Ryan JensenLONG SHOT: Brett Van Sloten, Reggie Stephens, David Mims, Parker GrahamSkinny: Reid gets the nod as the primary backup tackle over Hurst, and Shipley has been more consistent than Jensen this summer. Hurst and Jensen would be strong candidates for the practice squad if left off the 53-man roster.DEFENSIVE LINEMEN (12)CONTINUE ON NEXT PAGE >>>>>last_img read more

Jenny Cavnar makes MLB history with Rockies-Padres play-by-play call

first_img Related iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Jenny Cavnar has had a long-running career in Major League Baseball, but she slid into a historic new role in the broadcast booth Monday night, becoming the first woman since 1996 to call the televised play-by-play for a major league team.Cavnar called the Colorado Rockies and San Diego Padres matchup in Denver alongside analyst Jeff Huson and former Rockies outfielder-turned analyst Ryan Spilborghs. It was a fitting assignment for Cavnar, who previously reported for the Padres before joining the Rockies as a pre- and post-game host in 2012.With more than a decade of baseball reporting in various capacities under her belt, Cavnar called her first televised homerun Monday night when Rockies’ third baseman Nolan Arenado stepped up to the plate.“That ball is shot into left field, fire up the fountains she’s gone,” Cavnar announced, describing the two-run shot in the bottom of the first inning. Her run call coincided with the eruption of the classic Coors Field fountains whenever the home team hits a home run.Cavnar joins a shortlist of women who have called America’s pastime.Mary Shane was the first female in a booth, doing radio for the Chicago White Sox in 1976 before moving on to television; and Suzyn Waldman was the first woman to do baseball game commentary, for a few New York Mets games on radio in June 1993, according to ESPN. Waldman called her first TV broadcast in July 1995 for a New York Yankees versus Texas Rangers game on ABC’s “Baseball Night in America” and her first play-by-play in 1996.Other notable women who have spent time in the booth include Gayle Gardner, who replaced Charlie Jones on the Rockies TV broadcast for the Aug. 3, 1993 Rockies and Cincinnati Reds game. Pam Boucher announced 36 games on Yankees TV, WPIX in 1977.Cavnar, a Colorado native, previously made history in 2015 as the first female analyst for a series of National League games in the radio booth.She felt the love with messages of support from around the league and other women in the industry, including ESPN “Sunday Night Baseball” analyst Jessica Mendoza.Although the Rockies fell to the Padres 13-5, the night will go down as a win for Cavnar.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

WWE: Charlotte talks ending Asuka’s streak

first_imgAdvertisement 1iNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs784nv4Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1y( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 5efywkWould you ever consider trying this?😱bycg6Can your students do this? 🌚asmRoller skating! Powered by Firework Advertisement Charlotte Flair spoke to Red Carpet Report at the WWE For Your Consideration event this past week where she talked about ending Asuka’s streak at WrestleMania 34 and feeling like she still had something to prove to everyone.“To prepare for that night I thought, ‘Asuka already had the longest streak, but she had nothing to prove,’ and tying in to being Ric Flair’s daughter, I felt like I had so much to prove,” Charlotte said. “Even though I main evented Hell in a Cell, Raw, SmackDown, and had been the champion for NXT, Raw, Divas, I felt like I had done it all. But I still hadn’t defeated Asuka? I still felt like I had something to prove to the WWE Universe and then when I defeated her, it was like, I just gave it my all and there was nothing I could have done better that night.”Advertisement You can watch the interview embedded in the video below:Advertisement Advertisementlast_img read more

Pochettino urges fans’ patience over new stadium as it will be ‘best in Europe’

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has told impatient fans that Tottenham’s new stadium will be the “best in Europe.”Spurs supporters have been waiting for what feels like an eternity as the club’s multi-million pound arena prepares to open early next year.4 Mauricio Pochettino reckons the new stadium will be the best in EuropeCredit: ReutersTottenham have been playing matches at Wembley for the last 18 months after moving out of White Hart Lane.But fans are running out of patience after initially being told they were going to be playing in the new stadium at the start of this season.The switch to the new venue saw Spurs hold back on their transfers in the summer, with Pochettino landing not one single player.But the Argentine, who signed a new contract at the end of last season, insists the wait will be worth it.4 Spurs fans had been hoping to move into the new stadium last summerCredit: PA:Press AssociationLatest Spurs newsRacing TipsHOT OFF THE PRESSDon’t miss The Sun’s each-way thief and NAPs for today right hereDEIDRE’S CLASSIC PHOTO CASEBOOKSingle mum Penny avoids telling her date about baby PoppyMYSTIC MEGJuly 27: Passion is full-on and might ask a lot of you - but is worth the effortMIXED DOUBLESTennis legends Boris Becker and Bjorn Borg set sail with partners in IbizaHIT & RUN ‘MURDER’Woman, 38, ‘killed in hit & run’ after getting into van as man arrestedBLADE SHUNNERSAshley Banjo reveals Dancing On Ice could ditch studio audience in 2021Speaking after Saturday’s 1-0 win at Crystal Palace, Pochettino said: “I would like to be 20-years-old and be a player that Tottenham offer a contract to, because [the stadium] will be amazing.“Again I say to our fans ‘patience’, because it’s going to be the best stadium in Europe.”However, Pochettino will be hoping the club upgrade his jacket after having a tricky time zipping it up at Selhurst Park.The Spurs boss reached for his coat after the heavens opened but struggled to close it properly… and ended up cutting his own fans with the zipper.Mauricio Pochettino is next manager to have trouble with his coat on the sidelines as he appears to cut his face open 4 Tottenham are set to start playing there in 2019Credit: Splash News4 Pochettino has told fans it will be worth the waitCredit: ReutersMost Read In SportFeatureNAKED TRUTHThe most embarrassing wardrobe malfunctions in sport, including Venus WilliamsBRO MESSAGEBobby Charlton’s touching tribute to Jack revealed as he misses funeral serviceFRESH OUTFITMicah Richards pokes fun at Roy Keane backstage at Sky Sports studiosLEADING BY EXAMPLEBrian O’Driscoll feels ‘too guilty’ not to wear face mask when shoppingFOND FAREWELLShane Lowry shares moving snap as he says goodbye to daughter Iris at airportVideoMAC IN ATTACKMcGregor shows off football skills as UFC star proves he’s no one-trick ponyCrystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham: Juan Foyth scores the winner as Spurs grab tight win at Selhurst Parklast_img read more

New social housing for East London

first_img15 February 2012 Social housing projects are an integral part of the government’s quest to enhance racial integration in South Africa, Eastern Cape Economic Development MEC Mcebisi Jonas said at the official launch of the multi-million rand Southernwood social housing project in East London on Tuesday. The project includes a nine-storey building in the heart of the city’s central business district and close to all socio-economic amenities. It consists of 249 units in total, made up of 57 bachelor flats, 78 one-bedroom and 114 two-bedroom flats.People who fall in the GAP market The project caters for households earning between R2 500 to R7 500 per month. “Social housing projects are one of the very few vehicles we have of ensuring social stability through racial and social integration,” Jonas said. “These projects are fundamental because they are situated in the city centres and cater for people from all walks of life.” He added that such projects were important in dealing with the ever-growing number of people flocking to South Africa’s urban areas to look for work and to study. Human Settlements Minister Tokyo Sexwale said the provision of medium- to high-density housing projects was one of the main solutions in dealing with the management of spatial integration in South Africa’s urban areas. “For us to make a difference in the lives of people who fall within the GAP market [those who earn too much to qualify for state subsidies but too little to apply for banks home loans], we need to have more of these projects,” Sexwale said. The project is spearheaded by the Department of Human Settlements, is managed by one of its housing entities, the Social Housing Regulatory Authority, and partly funded by the National Housing Finance Corporation.‘We want to deracialise our cities’ Sexwale said one of the ultimate goal of social housing projects was to create non-racial cities and towns across the country. “We want to ‘deracialise’ our cities and towns so we can see all races in this country co-existing harmoniously,” Sexwale said. “Integration mustn’t be limited only to rugby games and other big sporting events, but it must be a way of life.” Residential executive committee member Lungisa Nazo, who has been a tenant at the project for two years, said: “We co-exist well with all other races, which is why I love living here. Even when we were drawing up our grievances to hand over to the minister’s team, people from all races participated for the ultimate benefit of the tenants.” Social Housing Regulatory Authority chairperson Zora Ebrahim said she hoped the project would be the start of the “cleansing of Southernwood and the inner city”, which has suffered from overpopulation and infrastructural dilapidation in recent years. “We hope this project will create a trend that will see urban decay being dealt with both by residents and the municipality,” Ebrahim said. “We hope it will ultimately lead to social cohesion amongst the community within which people can learn, play and pray.” Sexwale used the occasion to take a swipe at people involved in the hiring out of state-subsidised houses. “People must stop doing this because it is taking away opportunities for those who genuinely deserve houses. Moving forward, we must reclaim the land which is currently being occupied illegally through shack renting.” Sexwale assured those present that the department would not “just provide the money any more”, but would “follow the money” and see how it was spent, as it was the government’s duty to account for taxpayers’ money. Source: BuaNews. Additional reporting by SAinfolast_img read more