Griffin, Drummond power Pistons over Curry, Warriors

first_imgKevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday PLAY LIST 03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?02:25Raptors or Warriors? PBA players take their pick of NBA champ02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Detroit Pistons center Andre Drummond (0) shoots as Golden State Warriors forward Kevon Looney (5) defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT — Golden State got Stephen Curry back on Saturday night.Even that wasn’t enough for the Warriors against Detroit’s Blake Griffin and Andre Drummond.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Detroit had six players score in double figures, including reserves Stanley Johnson and Ish Smith.“Our guys understand their roles and they are accepting the role and being the most valuable player they can in that role,” Pistons coach Dwane Casey said. “We’re playing with energy and we were able to beat the champs on a night when we only shot 44 percent and 34 percent from the line.“We know we can play better than this.”Curry returned after missing 11 games with a groin strain and scored 27 points on 10-of-21 shooting, including 20 in the second half. Curry went 3 of 9 from 3-point range.“It felt good to be back out there, but in the first half, I was going 100 miles an hour without my timing being back,” he said. “In the second half, I played a lot closer to where I want to be. The shots started falling and I was aggressive without making stupid plays.”ADVERTISEMENT The Pistons led 96-87 with 4:15 to play when the Warriors began to intentionally foul Drummond, who had missed 17 of his last 20 free throws. Detroit coach Dwane Casey pulled him, and the Pistons moved the lead back to 14.After returning, Drummond split a pair of free throws with 1:17 left, and is now 4 for 22 in his last four games.TIP INSWarriors: Golden State was 10-2 when Curry got hurt, but lost six of the 11 games he missed. . The Warriors lost for the third time in 33 games when Durant, Thompson and Curry scored at least 20 points in the same game.Pistons: The Pistons have won two straight against Golden State after losing 12 of their previous 13 games against the Warriors. . After shooting 38.1 percent from the line in his first five seasons, Drummond improved to 60.5 percent last season. This year, though, he is back down to 47.2 percent.INJURY REPORTGolden State center Damian Jones injured his left shoulder in the third quarter and did not return. He was undergoing tests after the game.UP NEXTWarriors: Visit the Atlanta Hawks on Monday.Pistons: Host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Monday. Golden State coach Steve Kerr blamed himself for the defeat, which saw the Pistons finish with 12 3-pointers and 14 offensive rebounds to Golden State’s six and eight, respectively.“This has to go down as one of the worst games I’ve ever coached,” he said. “We got into some foul trouble early, and I was searching for a lineup that could match up with Blake and Andre, and I never gave us an effective group. We weren’t shooting 3s or getting to the glass.”Durant scored 28 points for Golden State, and Klay Thompson added 21.“I think our spacing is screwed up, and we aren’t playing with enough urgency,” Durant said. “None of that is on coach. That’s our fault.”Curry missed his first three shots, all 3-pointers, but drove to the basket for a three-point play on the first possession of the second quarter.Detroit led by as many as 11 points in the second and led 54-46 at halftime. Stanley Johnson had 13 points off the bench for the Pistons, while Thompson and Durant combined for 25 for Golden State. Curry had seven on 2-of-9 shooting, missing all five 3-pointers.“We played a terrible first half, and that pretty much summed up the night,” Curry said. “They are playing really well and we didn’t do anything to take them out of their comfort zone.”The Pistons moved the margin to 14 points, 69-55, on Reggie Jackson’s three-point play midway through the third, but Curry answered with his first 3-pointer of the game.The Warriors were as close as two late in the quarter, but Johnson’s 3-pointer at the buzzer gave the Pistons an 85-78 lead going into the fourth.“We’ve usually got Blake out there with the second unit, but today we were playing without him and were able to stretch the lead,” Johnson said. “We were getting the ball to Ish on the break and letting him make plays, but we were mostly just playing really, really hard.” Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Griffin scored 26 points and Drummond added 16 points and 19 rebounds as the Pistons extended their winning streak to five games with a 111-102 victory over the Warriors.“That’s obviously a great win,” Griffin said. “You could tell by the crowd and the atmosphere tonight that we were facing a big team, and we protected our home floor.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDrummond finished with eight offensive boards.“It is so tough to play Andre, because when they get some penetration, the bigs normally try to help, but if you take your body off him for a second, he’s going to get the rebound,” Kevin Durant said. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gilas has to ’embrace pressure’ in must-win duel vs Iran, says Guiao Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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RPAL Congress Goes to Gbarnga

first_imgAuthorities at the Rubber Planters Association of Liberia (RPAL) have resolved to hold their fourth National Congress in Gbarnga City, Bong County.The May 23, 2014 RPAL pending congress, according to the entity’s executive director, Simeon Z. Woheel, is expected to bring together rubber planters, processors, buyers and stakeholders. They will discuss issues relevant to the Liberian natural rubber industry, and to elect RPAL’s executive board members.The congress, Mr. Woheel said, is the highest decision making body of the RPAL. It is at the congress, according to him, that new policy decisions are carved to address issues affecting the Liberian rubber industry. It is expected to bring together Liberian rubber planters and processors irrespective of size of the farm or factory from across the country.The pending congress, which is supposed to be held every two years, had delayed for four years due to many factors including the delay in the submission of its financial audit that was allegedly marred by impropriety. “But with the completion of an audit into the financial account of the RPAL, the Gbarnga Congress became necessary,” Mr. Woheel added.Additionally, he said, this year’s congress is expected to address the aged-long problem of rubber theft, nursery development, decentralization of RPAL and or the price of rubber on the market.“With the holding of the congress, we hope to put into place some mechanisms that will curtail the rubber theft, and also introduce registration for individual rubber farmers,” he declared.The RPAL was organized by Liberian rubber farmers and trans-nationals in the 1950’s and eventually enacted by the Liberian National Legislature in 1966 as a body to represent, forester and protect the interest of the planting and or processing industry of Liberia.Therefore, the RPAL is an embodiment of the rubber sub-sector.Meanwhile, the RPAL has invited rubber farmers and processors across the country to assemble in Gbarnga and discuss issues relevant to the improvement of the rubber sub-sector of the country.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Gasifier at UG to help reduce carbon footprint

first_imgA gasifier was commissioned at the University of Guyana (UG) on Monday, which, once fully operational, will contribute to the reduction in the carbon footprint of the University by utilising a significant amount biomass found on campus.The gasifier that was commissioned at UG’s Turkeyen Campus on MondayThis is according to Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Dr Paloma Mohamed-Martin, who on Monday said that the machine will also be able to provide clean and renewable bioenergy to the Faculty of Agriculture and Forestry and potentially enable a significant reduction in the electricity bill to the University when fully operational.“This gasifier is expected to produce biochar and to train students in bioenergy technology in the BSc Degree programmes in Agriculture and Forestry and in the Masters in Energy…the project which took about 3 years to develop and now in test mode, will have the capacity to produce 10-12 kilowatts of clean energy. The gasifier will be used for research in other biomass materials (eg grass pellets, coconut shells, rice-hull pellets among other biomass sources to produce biochar and electricity),” Mohamed-Martin said.She explained that it will also be used for training other stakeholders in organic agriculture and power generation using biomass.Mohamed-Martin said that the “biochar used as a soil ameliorant can aid Guyana’s international commitment to mitigate climate change and contribute to the Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) by storing carbon in the soil in a stable form…this project is part of the University of Guyana’s major orientation towards a more robust research agenda in STEM”.The gasifier was designed by one of UG’s professors, Dr Lawrence Lewis, and his team. Dr Lewis remarked that the mechanical design was “a few years in the making” and its output could lead to a long-term green energy solution.Meanwhile, according to UG, the unit will now begin its test and application phase over the next 12 months and during this phase, it will be tested under different conditions and using chips from several types of wood to make the pellets that act as fuel for the unit.There are plans for the usage of the gasifier for research in other biomass resources such as grass pellets, coconut shells and rice-hull pellets among other biomass sources to produce biochar and electricity.The project was conducted in collaboration with ExxonMobil.last_img read more

Ramjattan justifies breach of AFC’s constitution

first_img− claims provision not exclusionaryIncumbent Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader Khemraj Ramjattan has justified his intention to serve another term as leader of the party, if so nominated by delegates, despite the fact that this will breach the party’s constitution.According to Ramjattan, the provision in AFC’s constitution is not exclusionary in any way.According to Article 19 (1) of the AFC’s Constitution, no leader would be allowed to serve more than two consecutive terms in the same office, in the interest of “a broader activism in leadership positions by the membership.”Not excluded! AFC Leader Khemraj RamjattanWhen contacted for a comment on his direct breach of the party’s constitution, Ramjattan stated that the provision cited was not exclusionary in any way. According to him, the provision does not mandate that he cannot run again.Ramjattan was elected as AFC Leader in 2012, his term lasting for four years, or the equivalent of two terms. According to Article 7 of the party’s constitution, “A national convention shall be held every two years at a place and time decided by the National Executive Committee.”Though Ramjattan will be looking to be re-elected to serve in the leadership capacity, he is expected to face stiff competition for the post at the upcoming elections, which will be held at the party’s National Executive Conference (NEC) later this month.In addition to Ramjattan, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson and Public Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes are seen as contenders for the post.The AFC’s NEC will be hosted on January 28 at the Vreed-en-Hoop Secondary School in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) – the party’s first NEC outside of Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica).The NEC will include elections for the positions of the party Leader, Chairman, Vice Chairman, General Secretary and 12 National Executive Members.Contender for the top spot; Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy HughesThe AFC was formed by Ramjattan, current Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman and the late Sheila Holder, in 2005. Trotman became the leader, but a power sharing agreement was enacted that would see the leadership being rotated.It was with this formula, and the constitution it enacted, that the AFC contested subsequent elections. It has since been subsumed by the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) coalition, a step taken in order to contest the 2015 General Elections.The AFC has faced criticism from political activist Dr David Hinds for its perceived silence on controversial issues, including the Minister’s salary hike and the sugar industry. According to Hinds, the party appeared to be suffering from apathy and was disconnected from its support base. Dr Hinds had noted that after the promise of transformation it came with, the party seemed to have shifted away from its transformative agenda. In response, the party had stated that it remained committed to change and transformation.last_img read more

Wright’s synagogue a landmark

first_imgELKINS PARK, Pa. – The only synagogue ever designed by Frank Lloyd Wright has been designated a National Historic Landmark. Beth Sholom, a soaring glass-and-concrete temple just outside Philadelphia, began welcoming worshippers nearly 50 years ago. On Sunday, the National Park Service recognized it as one of the architect’s greatest achievements. “This is not just a historic site,” William Bolger, regional program manager for the park service, said of the building conceived as a modern Mount Sinai. “It is a living monument to our nation’s culture.” The towering, flat-topped spire is constructed out of concrete, steel, aluminum and glass.last_img read more

INISHOWEN CAR DEATH CASE ADJOURNED UNTIL FEBRUARY

first_imgA Co Donegal man charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men was remanded on continuing bail until February 9 today.Shaun Kelly, 23, of Hill Road, Buncrana, is charged with dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men at Meenadiff, Clonmany, Co Donegal, on July 11 last year.At a short hearing at Buncrana District Court this morning, Judge Paul Kelly was told that the Book of Evidence in the case is quite “substantial”. More than 200 statements will be included in the Book of Evidence which will be presented to the court next February.INISHOWEN CAR DEATH CASE ADJOURNED UNTIL FEBRUARY was last modified: December 8th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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)last_img read more

IRISH CANCER SOCIETY ASKS DONEGAL DRIVERS TO TRANSPORT PATIENTS

first_imgThe Irish Cancer Society has sent out an SOS for volunteer drivers from Co Donegal to take patients from the county to hospitals in Galway and Dublin for treatment.The Care To Drive service is being run in conjunction with Letterkenny General Hospital.The service is free to both the hospital and the patient and the Irish Cancer Society pays a contribution towards the fuel costs of the driver as well as €8 for tea and a sandwich. The ICS says there are a number of reasons why patients need the service including the fact that they simply have nobody to take them for their treatment. For further information on volunteering, please contact the Irish Cancer Society on (01) 2310566 or email transport@irishcancer.ie     IRISH CANCER SOCIETY ASKS DONEGAL DRIVERS TO TRANSPORT PATIENTS was last modified: January 3rd, 2012 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:cancer patientsIrish Cancer SocietyLetterkenny General Hospitallast_img read more

LABOUR/FG/SF HAVE GOT THEIR JUST DESSERTS – McGOWAN

first_imgVETERAN Fianna Fail councillor Patrick McGowan has welcomed the Seanad referendum result – saying Labour, Fine Gael and Sinn Fein got their just desserts.“The €20M that this Referendum cost on the Senate vote should be paid by all three parties,” said Cllr McGowan.“Enda held this Referendum to distract criticism of his Government policy aided and abetted by Sinn Fein. “The Recent bills introducing abortion into Ireland Labour, Fine Gael and Sinn Fein and other legislation rushed through the Dáil has caused a lot of people to think about Democracy and how much this present Dáil was serving the Irish people.“A lot of promises were made just before the 2011 elections such as reform on the political systems, but all we we’re going to get was cuts for ordinary people and jobs for the boys as political advisers being paid over €150’000 plus expenses and more on the way to replace the Senators when they were got rid of.“The Irish people have now spoken and have demanded real change.”  LABOUR/FG/SF HAVE GOT THEIR JUST DESSERTS – McGOWAN was last modified: October 5th, 2013 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)last_img read more

Learn How to Operate Your Body

first_img(Visited 25 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 You have built-in machinery and software that’s beyond your awareness. Here are ways to enlist your equipment for better health.Navigation:  How do you know where you are? Some German scientists went looking in the brain for the equipment that keeps you from getting lost. A press release from Ruhr-Universitaet-Bochum (RUB). Here’s their tip of the day after researching with ten epileptics given a navigational task: focus, and don’t let irrelevant details distract you.“Distributed and local activity patterns appear to be related: the brain regions that contributed to distributed spatial representations also contained fairly precise information on a local scale,” explains Nikolai Axmacher. “The accuracy of spatial representations was rather variable; interestingly, more reliable representations occurred if the brain’s overall activity in a rapid frequency range was comparatively low.” These results suggest that spatial navigation is particularly successful if other, irrelevant activities can be suppressed.“Fight cancer from the inside:  This tip will have to wait for years of clinical trials, but it appears you have a potent anti-cancer agent inside you. A press release from Concordia University starts with this teaser:Where can you find the next important weapon in the fight against cancer? Just do a little navel-gazing. New research from Concordia confirms that a tool for keeping the most common forms of cancer at bay could be in your gut.The molecule with “massive potential” is called lithocholic acid. It’s a bile acid produced in the liver. In tests of cancer cells in a petri dish, lithocholic acid showed the most potential to kill cancer cells of thousands of body chemicals they tested. “When entering a cancer cell, the acid goes to ‘energy factories’ called mitochondria and then sends molecular signals that lead to the cells’ demise.” Here’s another benefit the molecule may have for all of us: it appears to slow down aging, too.Save your hearing: We all know we should avoid loud noises, but perhaps you didn’t know your body is trying to help you. A press release from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine explains:Our hearing has a secret bodyguard: a newly discovered connection from the cochlea to the brain that warns of intense incoming noise that causes tissue damage and hearing loss, according to new research by Northwestern Medicine scientists.Scientists believe they have identified the ear’s own novel pain system that protects it from very loud or damaging noise. It may be the reason you jam your fingers in your ears when a fire engine or ambulance wails close by. The nerves that normally alert you to pain – like touching a hot burner on a stove – are not present in your inner ear. So, it needs its own private alert system.Those who suffer from hearing loss or tinnitus (ringing in the ears) may benefit from this discovery. For now, stay away from excessive noise when you feel that pain signal.Breathe deep for your brain:  Nature posted a short item that will make you gasp—with a smile. When you breathe in deeply, it boosts the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in your brain. “Cerebrospinal fluid cushions the brain, flushes out waste and in rodents seems to be controlled by pulsating blood flow,” the article says. So before starting a mentally-intensive task, try taking three deep breaths and letting the air out slowly.Taste your health: Quick! Name the four tastes. Sweet, salt, sour, bitter, right? Wait: you forgot umami, the fifth one. MSG is a food additive that activates this taste. Did you know that the umami taste may benefit health? Medical Xpress says so. “Despite the widely held belief that monosodium glutamate (MSG) is an unhealthy addition to food, researchers from Tohoku University Graduate School of Dentistry, Japan, show that the taste it triggers, umami, is important for health, especially in elderly people.” A taste test with 44 elderly participants showed that loss of this sense was associated with poor health ( including low appetite and weight loss).  Did you know that your gut also has umami taste sensors? This suggests that “the umami taste sensation functions in nutrient sensation and modulating digestion in the gut, which could be important for maintaining a healthy daily life.”Reset your travel clock: The body’s circadian clock has a reset button, claims a press release from Vanderbilt University. Experiments on mice, either stimulating or suppressing the neurons in the suprachiasmatic nucleus, showed promise for adjusting their daily cycles. It’s not ready for human testing, but offers hope to “lead to new treatments for conditions like seasonal affective disorder, reduce the adverse health effects of working the night shift and possibly even treat jet lag.”Unclog your arteries: The right diet can assist a ‘cleaner’ protein that is trying to protect you from blood clotting and atherosclerosis, a major cause of heart attack.  Medical Xpress tells how A1M (alpha-1 microglobulin) patrols your vessels, working to “clear out oxidised heme and other harmful molecules,” converting them into harmless substances.“You could say that the tissue is rinsed by A1M in a 5-10 minute cycle, with the protein absorbing the free radicals and heme-groups. A1M acts like a bin that captures and neutralises toxic substances throughout the body – in and around all cells – that would otherwise cause inflammation and damage to surrounding tissue”, said Professor Åkerström.A1M appears to also “clean and reduce oxidised blood fats from LDL,” a primary risk factor for atherosclerosis. Some day, there may be A1M supplements; for now, help your cleaning crew by sticking to healthy dietary guidelines so that the cleaners are not overwhelmed.Fast! put out the flames: Maybe there’s something to all those Biblical admonitions about fasting. Beyond meditation and supplication, fasting appears to reduce inflammation, too. A Yale press release says the anti-inflammatory mechanism of dieting and fasting has been “revealed”.Researchers at Yale School of Medicine have found that a compound produced by the body when dieting or fasting can block a part of the immune system involved in several inflammatory disorders such as type 2 diabetes, atherosclerosis, and Alzheimer’s disease.In their study, published in the Feb. 16 online issue of Nature Medicine, the researchers described how the compound β-hydroxybutyrate (BHB) directly inhibits NLRP3, which is part of a complex set of proteins called the inflammasome. The inflammasome drives the inflammatory response in several disorders including autoimmune diseases, type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, atherosclerosis, and autoinflammatory disorders.Experiments on diet-regulated mice showed that BHB was able to tame the flames of the inflammasome; it probably would work for humans too. In addition to fasting, low-carb dieting and high-intensity exercise appear to have the anti-inflammatory response. The press release didn’t offer any guidelines for fasting, but it might be worth a try for better health, not that meditation and prayer are any less beneficial. New Scientist says it’s not necessary to starve to get the benefits of fasting.Stay in circulation: Walking keeps the circulatory system in good operation, but what about whose who are bedridden? They are in danger of ailments such as deep vein thrombosis, a life-threatening condition that allows clots to form. To help immobilized patients, researchers at the National University of Singapore have developed bio-inspired socks that wave like the tentacles of corals. This is better than anti-coagulant drugs, because it stimulates the body’s own protective mechanisms. “Equipped with soft actuators that mimic the tentacle movements of corals, the robotic sock emulates natural lower leg muscle contractions in the wearer’s leg, thereby promoting blood circulation throughout the wearer’s body,” the press release says. “In addition, the novel device can potentially optimise therapy sessions and enable the patient’s lower leg movements to be monitored to improve therapy outcomes.” That will be nice to know if it happens to you, but until then—if you are on your feet—give your legs a lot to do.We hope you enjoy these news clips. They are but a few samples that showcase the wonders inside your body. The Creator thought of everything. How many of these and a thousand other systems could have developed through aimless processes of chance? No; we have been blessed with dwellings for our souls that surpass the most magnificent palaces one could dream of owning. Our body palaces come equipped with billions of willing servants who know just what to do—within limits. Be a good king or queen. Treat your servants with respect and care, and they will care for you. Even in this world under the curse of sin, we have much to appreciate, enjoy, and be grateful for. And for those who love the Lord Jesus Christ, a better body awaits after this one wears out.last_img read more

10 Things to Know about Banyana Banyana

first_imgSouth Africa’s women football team, Banyana Banyana made history in Ghana last week when they qualified for the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.After a nail-biting tournament, Banyana Banyana reached the final of the Africa Women’s Cup of Nations, and for the first time ever, earned a spot in the all-important FIFA Women’s World Cup taking place as of 7 June 2019 in France.As preparations commence for kick-off, we share some quick facts about the team that is flying the country’s flag high and inspiring the nation through excellence in sports.1. Banyana Banyana was formed in 1993 and had their first official match on 30 May 1993 against Swaziland.2. Sasol has been a proud sponsor of Banyana Banyana and women’s football for the last 10 years.3. Desiree Ellis, the superwoman leading the squad to the FIFA Women’s World Cup, was named head coach of the team in February this year, after helping out on interim basis following Dutch coach Vera Pauw’s resignation in 2016.4. Ellis, a retired midfielder, is the only person to win the COSAFA Cup as both player and coach. During her term as acting coach, Banyana Banyana was voted the 2017 CAF African Women’s Team of the Year.5. Banyana Banyana legend and former player, Portia Modise started playing for the team in 2000 at the age of 16.6. Modise is also the top goal scorer for the team, and was honoured by (SAFA) after scoring her 100th goal during the African Women’s Championship (AWC) in Namibia in 2014.7. Banyana Banyana means ‘The Girls’.8. In September 2018, Banyana Banyana was ranked 4th place on the African continent, preceded by Nigeria, Ghana and Cameroon consecutively.9. Banyana Banyana Captain, Janine van Wyk plays as a defender for the team. In 2012, she founded the JVW Girls Football Development Program, giving young girls the opportunity to play football in a structured and competitive environment.10. The team’s blood, sweat and tears have not gone unnoticed! The South African Football Association (SAFA) awarded the team a R2.4 million bonus for their exceptional performance at the 2018 Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) and qualifying for FIFA’Women’s World Cup.Sources: SAHistory, Goal.com, Wikipedia, GSport.co.za, Sport24last_img read more