UEFA published a video of the Champions League Trophy Tour in BiH on its official Facebook page.The trophy was presented in the lobby of the City Hall, and one of the ambassador’s of this year’s tour is Spanish footballer Luis Garcia, who came in Sarajevo together with a cup.The best details from Sarajevo UEFA is presented in the video. Thus, all football fans who visit the site of the top European home of football will have the opportunity to take a look at the atmosphere at the presentation of trophy, but also to enjoy the beautiful scenes from the capital of BiH.After Sarajevo and Tuzla, Champions League Trophy will be presented in Derventa on the 11th of October, and in Bihac on the 14th and 15th of October.Take a look at the video.(Source: faktor.ba)
Former AC Milan and Real Madrid superstar Kaka joined talkSPORT’s Andrew McKenna for an exclusive chat.The Brazilian, who now plies his trade for Orlando City, discussed being part of the ‘new phase’ of Major League Soccer with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Frank Lampard and Andrea Pirlo.The 2007 Ballon d’Or winner also gave his thoughts on the emergence of his fellow countryman Philippe Coutinho at Liverpool, discussed Arsenal’s reported interest in Karim Benzema and hailed the qualities of the current Real Madrid attack.
The Lufhereng Integrated Housing Development project was launched on Tuesday, 17 August 2010 in Soweto.Once complete, Lufhereng in Soweto will comprise 24 000 mixed-income houses, with schools, clinics, sports fields and recreational facilities making up a complete, sustainable community. (Image: Sowetan LIVE)Brand South Africa reporterSouth Africa has embarked on one of its biggest mixed housing developments yet. Once complete, Lufhereng in Soweto will comprise 24 000 mixed-income houses, with schools, clinics, sports fields and recreational facilities making up a complete, sustainable community.Part of the western extension of Soweto, the Lufhereng Integrated Housing Development project was launched on Tuesday, 17 August by Joburg Executive Mayor Amos Masondo.Lufhereng was conceived and initiated by the City of Johannesburg and the Gauteng Local Government and Housing Department as a large-scale, mixed-income, mixed-type and mixed-tenure housing development.Urban agricultureThe project will include a significant component of urban agriculture, through small-scale intensive urban agriculture open-field plots, hydroponic farming units and fish breeding schemes.The name Lufhereng is derived from a Venda word and a Sesotho word, “lufhera” and “reng”, respectively. The combined word refers to a place where people come together with a united commitment.In the first and second phases of the project, 2 223 freehold stands will be delivered, from which 1 192 have been earmarked for subsidised housing, while close to 1 000 units will be turned into RDP houses.Three categories of communities have been identified for allocation of houses in Lufhereng:The 3 200 Protea South residents;People on the Soweto 1996/97 waiting list; andThe Doornkop farming community.Tackling the backlogSpeaking at the project launch, Human Settlements Miniser Tokyo Sexwale that although South Africa had a backlog of more than 2.1-million houses, “we are addressing the matter. As we speak we have asked for an increase from the R18-billion set aside by the National Treasury.”Although there have been a series of protests over housing backlogs, Sexwale urged people to work with the government to make sure there was no corruption in the housing department, by not paying unwarranted amounts of money to get an RDP house.Joburg Mayor Masondo also spoke of this, saying: “The demand for housing remains high, but we continue to strive for and remain committed to the creation of sustainable human settlements and communities.”Gauteng Premier Nomvula Mokonyane emphasised the responsibilities of housing beneficiaries, saying that people “should remember that they have no right to sell the houses given to them. We are here to build a new community, the community of Lufhereng.”BeneficiariesAs of 7 August this year, 907 Lufhereng houses had already been handed over to beneficiaries, Masondo said.Lufhereng’s launch coincided with the handover of a further seven houses to beneficiaries, the oldest being 79 and the youngest being 38. Four of them had been on the housing waiting list for 14 years, while three had been waiting since 2008.One of them, Itumeleng Malebo, was a former farm labourer on the plot on which Lufhereng is built. “We were given first preference of acquiring homes here, so I’m delighted,” Malebo said. “I’ve lived and worked on the farm since 1991 … I run a small spaza shop from the house so I can earn a living, as I’m unemployed.”Another person who was given the keys to her new home, Nomasiza Mpeqeka, a 75-year-old pensioner, has been on the housing waiting list since 1996.“I live with two of my grandchildren and I’m glad that they now have a place they call home,” Mpeqeka said. “I used to live in a backroom in Meadowlands for years, but now I have a place I can call my home.”Source: City of JohannesburgWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Government of India special representative Dineshwar Sharma on Thursday concluded his three-day maiden visit to Kashmir and arrived in winter capital Jammu to meet parties and civil society groups.Soon after his reached Jammu, Mr. Sharma met BJP leader and Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh “to initiate and carry forward dialogue with elected representatives and other organisations.” A party leader said several “J&K-centric issues” were discussed. Mr. Sharma will stay in Jammu for two days.Earlier in Srinagar, Mr. Sharma met senior Congress leader Saifuddin Soz. “Now it is time to hold a meaningful dialogue. There are several working group and interlocutor reports gathering dust. Time has come that Prime Minister Narendra Modi make this fresh process a meaningful one. There is a great trust deficit between the Union of India and Kashmir,” Mr. Soz said.Hurriyat seminarIn a significant move, the State government allowed Syed Ali Geelani-led Tehreek-e-Hurriyat to hold a seminar at his residence at Hyderpora. “The authorities are using this [National Investigation Agency] agency to create fear psychosis among youth,” Mr. Geelani said at the seminar, adding “J&K was never a part of India.”
Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, left, picks up a loose ball as Toronto Raptors forward Pascal Siakam. APDENVER — Nikola Jokic received some playful ribbing for his errant, behind-the-back pass on a fast break late in the first half.On this night, that was about all that went wrong for the Denver Nuggets.ADVERTISEMENT Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Worth shouting about: George Springer wins World Series MVP John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Jamal Murray scored 16 of his 24 points in a decisive third-quarter spurt, Jokic added 16 rebounds and 10 assists while narrowly missing a triple-double, and the Nuggets beat the Toronto Raptors 129-111 on Wednesday (Thursday Manila time).“We moved the ball and were unselfish, made a lot of cuts, made the defense work,” said Murray, who has scored at least 20 in three straight games. “We kept playing our game and they tried to play to our pace.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPaul Millsap added 20 points in his best offensive output since joining the Nuggets. He signed a three-year, $90 million deal with Denver in July, but has recently struggled with his jumper.Millsap had 13 points in the first quarter, including two 3-pointers, to jump-start the Nuggets early. Murray broke loose in the third to help turn a 60-51 lead into a 36-point advantage in a matter of minutes. The 43 points in the third marked the biggest quarter for the Nuggets this season.Jokic finished with eight points and didn’t play over the final 7:41. Not that he minded missing out on his seventh career triple-double.“I couldn’t make shots today,” said Jokic, who was 4 of 10 from the field. “I didn’t force it. I tried to do some other stuff.”Norman Powell led the Raptors with 14 points as they made their fifth stop on a six-game road swing, their longest of the season.“That was an embarrassing performance by all of us, from coaches to players,” Raptors coach Dwane Casey said. “One thing we said: You’ve got to come in here and compete and play hard, play a physical game, and we didn’t do either one on either end of the floor.”Murray was briefly checked out by trainers in the first quarter after flying into the courtside seats while trying to steal a pass. He landed about three rows back and in the vicinity of Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Duchene.In the process, Murray also spilled a beer and had to make a quick trip into the locker room to change jerseys.“I smelled like Heineken,” he said.TIP-INSRaptors: Delon Wright had 12 points off the bench. … Kyle Lowry finished with nine points. LATEST STORIES “He was really aggressive,” Jokic said of his fellow big man. “We just continued to play aggressive.”Now, about that pass to Wilson Chandler just before halftime: Jokic was dribbling down the court, had a defender on him and tried to loft it behind his back to Chandler for a highlight-reel dunk.Only, it was a bit too high.“I thought he could jump. He’s an athletic guy,” Jokic teased in the locker room.“My fault,” Chandler quickly responded.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win PLAY LIST 01:08Huge Toronto crowd celebrates Raptors’ historic win03:12Kevin Durant out with Achilles injury; to undergo MRI on Tuesday01:43Who are Filipinos rooting for in the NBA Finals?01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Nuggets: F Juancho Hernangomez missed a sixth straight game with mononucleosis. “I do not anticipate him being back for a few weeks,” coach Michael Malone said. …. Broncos LB Von Miller showed up wearing an Avalanche hockey sweater bearing his No. 58. … Denver connected on 16 3-pointers to start a six-game homestand.MID-RANGE MANMalone called DeMar DeRozan the “king of the mid-range jumper.” DeRozan shot 4 of 10 to finish with a season-low 10 points for Toronto.“DeMar does it in a different way,” Casey said. “He still gets to the free throw line. He gets a three the old-fashioned way.”HIGH PRAISECasey said Jokic’s game reminds him of Dallas standout Dirk Nowitzki.“As far as his range and size, the way he gets the ball up on his shot. You can’t get to it,” Casey said. “You have to have extraordinary reach to get to his shot. They do some special things to try to create space for him.”UPSETMalone wasn’t pleased with his team allowing 40 points in the fourth quarter even if the game was well in hand.“Unacceptable,” he said. “I don’t care what the score is, how much you’re up. 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Gilas holds closed-door practice anew And they did it with Harden only playing 35 minutes in a 137-110 victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night that ran their Western Conference-best record to 8-3.Harden fell just shy of Calvin Murphy’s 57 points against New Jersey in 1978, but he joined Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history to have 10 assists and shoot better than 75 percent from the field in a 50-point performance.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHarden had 13 assists and shot a sizzling 76 percent from the floor, hitting 19 of 25 shots after missing his last three attempts. The MVP runner-up was a perfect 7 for 7 from beyond the arc until he missed a step-back 3-pointer midway through the fourth quarter as the shot clock was about to expire.Even when the Jazz could deny Harden his shot, he dished it off for someone else to score. Eric Gordon scored 20 points, Trevor Ariza had 14 and Nene scored 13 off the bench. View comments “That was one of the best performances I’ve ever seen,” Gordon said. “He was picking them apart and not just with scoring. What else can you do?”Ariza had the answer to that: nothing.“I don’t think there’s any defense for him, period,” Ariza said. “When he’s on, what can you do? Two people can’t guard him when he’s on like that.”Harden received a standing ovation from the Toyota Center crowd, which rained down “MVP! MVP!” chants at multiple points during the game. He had 22 points in both the first and third quarters, 30 at halftime and sat for the final 7:32 of the blowout.Harden said he was unaware he was 8 for 8 in the first quarter and made his first 10 shots to start the game.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort MOMENT OF SILENCEPrior to the singing of the national anthem, the Rockets observed a moment of silence for the victims of Sunday morning’s mass shooting at a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, near San Antonio.UP NEXTJazz: Host the 76ers on Tuesday night.Rockets: Host the Cavaliers on Thursday night. 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(AP Photo/Michael Wyke)HOUSTON — James Harden had just scored a career-high 56 points when he was asked if he knew he had fallen one point shy of the Houston Rockets’ record.Harden shrugged and replied, “We won, right?”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “I mean, I was just shooting, I don’t really know,” Harden said. “I don’t pay too much attention to it.”Donovan Mitchell led Utah with 17 points in 25 minutes off the bench. Rudy Gobert had 13 points but was held to a season-low five rebounds in 25 minutes.The Rockets have won three straight, while the Jazz have lost back-to-back games following a three-game winning streak.Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder called Harden one of the smartest players in the league.“We’re disappointed, obviously, in our group and our performance, particularly defensively,” Snyder said. “There wasn’t enough resilience, and there wasn’t enough toughness. There wasn’t a collective resolve that you need against a team that’s that talented and against a player that’s having the kind of night he was having.”Houston scored at least 119 points for a third straight game. Last season, the Rockets were 43-5 when scoring 110 points or more and 12-22 when failing to do so. Houston’s 23 3-pointers fell two shy of Cleveland’s NBA record, set last season.“I’m just going to hazard a guess when we shoot 59 (percent) from 3s, we’re probably not going to lose too many games,” Rockets coach Mike D’Antoni said with a grin. “That’s just a wild guess.”Jazz: Gobert received a technical foul late in the first half for shouting at an official following a dunk. … The Jazz shot 43.7 percent from the field, including 38.2 percent from 3-point range.Rockets: Clint Capela had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks, including two on Gobert. … Houston made 59.3 percent of its shots, including 59 percent from beyond the 3-point line on 23-of-39 shooting.GREETING THE CHAMPSBetween the first and second quarter, the Rockets recognized the Houston Astros for their World Series win over Los Angeles, the first in franchise history. At midcourt, manager A.J. Hinch, outfielder Jake Marisnick and pitchers Lance McCullers, Mike Fiers and Dallas Keuchel held the World Series trophy to a loud ovation. Earlier in the day, several Astros players brought the trophy to the Texans’ game against the Colts.BILES’ MISSAs part of the Rockets’ new First Shot promotion featuring a local celebrity shooting a free throw before tipoff for charity, Olympic gold medalist gymnast Simone Biles became the first participant to miss her attempt. A made shot secures a $5,000 donation from the Rockets, while a miss equals $1,000. The 4-foot-9 gymnast from nearby Spring, Texas clanked her shot off the backboard to the right of the rim.
COLUMBIA, SC – OCTOBER 29: Head coach Will Muschamp of the South Carolina Gamecocks reacts after a call during their game against the Tennessee Volunteers at Williams-Brice Stadium on October 29, 2016 in Columbia, South Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has really stirred the pot when it comes to satellite football camps and the SEC, sparking constant debate through the early months of 2016. So when head coaches of the SEC gathered for spring meetings Tuesday, it should come as no surprise it was once again a hot topic. But it was more than just Nick Saban banging on his podium during a heated rant – South Carolina’s Will Muschamp got in on the fun, too. So when the topic of Michigan camping in Florida was brought up by media members, Muschamp felt the perfect way to respond was to take a jab at Michigan, the state. 3HL 1045 The Zone and CoachingSearch.com’s Chris Vannini were on the scene and share these quotes on Twitter.Muschamp on Michigan, “It’s only nice about 3 months a year up there.” pic.twitter.com/DQslHfIOhz— #3HL (@3HL1045) May 31, 2016Will Muschamp on Harbaugh spring trip: “Have you ever been in Michigan in March? I’d go to Florida, too.”— Chris Vannini (@ChrisVannini) April 4, 2016Shots fired. This won’t be the last we hear on the topic.[Diehard Sport]
HBO’s Game of ThronesPay TV operator Sky Deutschland has seen over one million views for HBO series Game of Thrones on its Sky Go TV anywhere service since April.Sky Deutschland is currently showing new episodes from the third season of the show in synchronised and English versions on its Sky Atlantic HD channel.
M7 Group-owned Czech and Slovak pay TV operator Skylink has re-introduced adult channel Penthouse HD to its line-up of channels.Skylink previously offered Penthouse HD across four of its packages but replaced it in November last year with Hustler HD.Now both channels will be offered to Skylink customers. Penthouse will air daily from 22:00-06:00.
Polish cable operator Vectra has added three new channels to its programming line-up.Movie channel Stopklatka TV will be available to all subscribers, while music channel Stars TV and lifestyle channel TVR Polska Telewizja will be available to Gold and Platinum package subscribers.Stopklatka TV is a new Polish movie channel and is also available on the country’s digital-terrestrial network.Vectra recently ceased broadcasting MTV channels MTV Dance, MTV Hits and MTV Rocks, while adding channels TVP Sport HD, Republika, TVP ABC and Polsat News HD.