East Bay native who played for Jets, 49ers passes away

first_imgHayward native Ed Galigher, who starred in three sports at Chabot College before he went on to play seven seasons in the NFL, including two with the 49ers, died Tuesday after experiencing complications following a double lung transplant procedure. He was 68.Galigher had the procedure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to longtime friend Zack Papachristos, but suffered complications after surgery.Galigher was born in Hayward and graduated in 1968 from Sunset High School, …last_img

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Vuka Scuta races into Africa

first_imgThe stylish Vuka XT150, a nippyperformer with a powerful engine that isideal for freeway cruising.(Image: Vuka Scuta) The Vuka RT 125 is to be launched inAugust 2009. (Image: Vuka Scuta)Janine ErasmusNot content with revolutionising the way South Africans commute, local developer Vuka Scuta is now branching out into other African countries. The company has started marketing its motor scooters in Mozambique, Angola, Zimbabwe and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).Launched in 2006, the  Vuka (an isiXhosa word, meaning “wake up” or “get moving”) two-wheelers have become increasingly popular, especially in light of the unpredictable cost of fuel, high interest rates, and often unbearable congestion of South Africa’s urban roads.The stylish motorcycles and scooters are manufactured in China but assembled in South Africa and have been developed for South African and African conditions. Features include improved rubber components, stronger shock absorbers, and more durable instrument panels for the African sun.Vuka evaluated more than 30 Chinese motorcycles and scooter models before deciding on the right models for the African climate and road conditions.The company has recently spent considerable time developing a motorcycle specifically designed for African road conditions – the Vuka RT 125, which will be launched in August 2009.Vukas arrive in a semi-knocked-down state in crates from China, and after years of perfecting the process, assembly staff can put a vehicle together in less than an hour.All vehicles are extensively tested before moving on to the retailer, and the mostly manual assembly and testing processes have enabled Vuka to create a number of new jobs.Ideal marketThe first outlet to sell Vuka scooters beyond South African borders opened in Maputo in June 2009. The company has already received and several bulk orders for motorcycles and scooters from Angola, Zimbabwe and the DRC.Vuka seeks to follow the example set by a number of South African retailers and manufacturers, who have moved out across the continent. Mobile provider MTN, brewing giant SABMiller, fast food chains Nando’s and Steers, and retailers Woolworths, PEP Stores and Shoprite Checkers, among others, have all set up shop in other African countries.Vuka Africa MD Tinus Lamprecht said in a statement that the company foresees a large and potentially lucrative market in the African continent, since it offers a viable transport solution to people looking for ways to ease the effects of the current global economic downturn.“We felt that it is essential to develop and establish potential new markets to enable Vuka to continue its growth and to broaden our brand footprint,” said Lamprecht. “Although each African country presents its own challenges and requirements, we feel confident that we have the necessary experience and products to tackle these markets successfully.”Mozambique is the ideal market in which to launch an African operation, he added, because fuel in that country is expensive, roads are becoming increasingly congested as the economy gathers momentum, and many people in rural areas travel long distances to get to work in the cities.Initially the cost-effective vehicles will be sold to government departments, NGOs and the agricultural industry. A second Vuka outlet is due to open before the end of July in Inhambane, located 470km northeast of Maputo in southern Mozambique.Taking over the continentVuka has plans to begin operations in the east African country of Kenya, as well as Angola and other West African countries.In the Southern African region, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Zimbabwe may soon see the colourful Vukas zipping around their streets, as the company is following up a number of enquiries.  Vuka recently participated in the South African International Trade Exhibition and attracted enquiries from Zambia, Tanzania, Cameroon, Botswana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zimbabwe, Burkina Faso and the DRC.As in the case of South Africa, Vukas will be adapted for the specific market, fuel and road conditions found in other African countries.The company will also follow the trend it has set in its South African operation by establishing assembly plants in various other regions. It will train technicians in these countries to the levels required to ensure that Vuka customers continue to receive Vuka’s excellent after sales service.Changing the lives of commutersCape Town-based Vuka Scuta captured a 20% market share in its first two years of business. Vuka states that its goal is to “revolutionise personal mobility” and change the lives of hard-pressed South African commuters by selling top quality scooters at the lowest possible prices.The company is wholly owned by the Luna Group, a 23-year-old diversified business founded by entrepreneur Barney Esterhuyzen and his family trust; as well as Titan Nominees, part of the Titan group run by retail masterminds Dr Christo Wiese and Renier van Rooyen Jnr. A small stake is held by Vuka’s Hong Kong agent.Scooters are sold all around South Africa through a network of 32 outlets and dedicated dealers. In mid-2008 the company claimed to be selling one scooter every 26 seconds during normal business hours. All retail outlets are backed up by trained and accredited service centres that carry a wide range of spare parts and can competently attend to any problem.Vuka’s cheapest model is the economical and fuel-efficient EL90, which sells for US$696 (R5 499). The flagship RM 200 sells for $1 643 (R12 999). There are four motorcycle models in the range, two scooter models, and a semi-offroader.Vuka scooters have been developed and tested to ensure a comfortable ride and excellent stability. Quality checks at licensed manufacturing plants overseas are followed by equally stringent tests at the local assembly facilities. Each vehicle offers storage areas and quirky but useful features such as a red light that blinks to alert the driver of an incoming mobile call.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesSA one of Africa’s innovatorsSouth African inventionsUseful linksVuka ScutaLuna GroupIOL Motoringlast_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Miscellaneous 1

first_imgClick on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  The South African flag.Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets –manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Makarapas – South African football fans’elaborate and colourful helmets – being manufactured in a factory in Newtown,Johannesburg.Photo: Ndaba Dlamini, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Beetle mania: With eye-catching stretchlimousines crafted from old VolkswagenBeetles, a group of four football fanaticshave created a mobile show of support forthe home team, Bafana Bafana.Photo: Natalie Erasmus,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

ZEARO Women Hair Design Styling Clip Band Hairpin Comb Twist Accessories Tools Kits : We love the hair ties or rubber bands

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Bolt rues start, booed Gatlin hails his ‘amazing’ rival

first_imgRobredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “Normally it gets better during the rounds, but it didn’t come together. And that is what killed me. I felt it was there.”Gatlin, who has served two doping bans, shrugged off the boos of the crowd to hail the great Jamaican, even dropping to his knees to bow to his rival.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsGatlin said Bolt had told him “You don’t deserve all these boos.”“So I think for all that and inspiring throughout my career he’s an amazing man.” Gatlin gatecrashes Bolt’s 100m farewell party DILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ LATEST STORIES FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ US athlete Justin Gatlin kneels in front of Jamaica’s Usain Bolt after Gatlin won the final of the men’s 100m athletics event at the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium in London on August 5, 2017. AFPLONDON, United Kingdom — Usain Bolt was left ruing a disastrous start as his failure to fire saw American arch-rival Justin Gatlin poop what was supposed to be a party in his final 100m race at the world championships on Saturday.“My start is killing me,” said Bolt, who battled back up through the field to claim bronze behind Gatlin and silver medalist Christian Coleman.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Church, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers “Usain has accomplished so much in our sport and inspired others like Coleman to come out and compete in the championships.“Usain said: ‘Congratulations, you deserve it.’ And that’s from the man himself. He knows how hard I work. Tonight was all about the W (win) and I managed to sneak it.”Gatlin played down the jeering, perhaps summing up the difference between him and Bolt perfectly by saying: “It’s not about the crowd: I tuned it out through the rounds and stayed the course. I kept my energy through the semis and came to the final to do what I do.“The people who love me, they’re cheering for me. They’re at home cheering for me and my coaching manager is cheering for me, and that’s what I’ve been focusing on.“I thought of all the things I would do if I won, and I didn’t do any of that. It was almost like 2004 all over again” when he won the Olympic 100m title before going on to claim a world sprint double in 2005 and then falling foul of doping laws. CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bolt had complained about the starting blocks in Friday’s first round, and left himself too much to do after finding himself behind Coleman.“It was rough,” he said. “I was a little bit stressed. But I came out like at any other championships and I did my best. Thanks for the support. I could never expect this from any other crowd. They are what pushed me to do my best.“The atmosphere was wonderful. I knew they would come out. I’m just disappointed I couldn’t do better for them but that’s how it goes sometimes.”Gatlin was loudly jeered by the sell-out 60,000 crowd at the London Stadium, where Bolt’s victory over him at the 2012 Olympics was hailed as triumph of ‘good over evil’ given the American’s doping-tainted past.“It’s just so surreal right now — I jumped in the crowd and went wild,” said the 35-year-old who has served two doping bans, the second between 2006-10, a period of forced exile that he credits has helped his track longevity.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Book review: Report On Afghanistan by Kuldip Nayar

first_imgNaar: ‘I did a lot of research’Report On Afghanistan by Kuldip Nayar Allied Price: Rs 35; Pages: 212 One of the oldest established literary axioms is that a book should never be judged by its cover. However, there are always the odd exceptions like the intrepid Kuldip Nayar’s latest quickie,,Naar: ‘I did a lot of research’Report On Afghanistan by Kuldip Nayar Allied Price: Rs 35; Pages: 212One of the oldest established literary axioms is that a book should never be judged by its cover. However, there are always the odd exceptions like the intrepid Kuldip Nayar’s latest quickie, Report on Afghanistan. The book sports a dust jacket with a dark grey background and the outline of Afghanistan depicted in a lighter shade of grey. The colouring is symbolic in that the book is desperately lacking in black and white answers to the complex questions that the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan has thrown up.The blurb of the jacket, for example, promises faithfully to reveal exactly why the Soviets undertook their Afghanistan adventure and what they hoped to achieve by their actions. In fact, throughout the book, Nayar details the Soviet point of view and attempts to destroy some popular myths (“It was wrong to say that the Soviet invasion was part of a grand strategy to control Middle East oil supplies or reach warm water ports…”). But he follows it up with less than illuminating statements of hypothesis which somehow meanders into a recapitulation of recent Afghan history and then peters out disappointingly.Gaps: Nor is there a particularly decisive discussion about India’s own policies towards the Soviet invasion in December 1979. Nayar does manage to illustrate India’s low-key but firm opposition to the Soviet presence in Kabul. But there are too many obvious holes. Like the particularly disastrous speech made by India’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Brijesh Mishra, in January 1980 before Mrs Gandhi’s new Government was sworn in, openly supporting the invasion. Nayar could not be so openly oblivious of facts known to most journalists on the Delhi beat; that the speech was drafted by retired diplomats and officials committed to the Soviet viewpoint and hurriedly cleared for publication over the objections of External Affairs Ministry officials. Nayar does confess, however, that Afghanistan is an unfamiliar date-line. And though he had the advantage of making a trip to Kabul last October while other journalists have been denied visas since last summer, he succeeds in adding nothing very new or different to the educated guesswork or diplomat-inspired reports that have focussed on Afghanistan in the recent past.To his credit, Nayar has done a considerable amount of homework and chronicled contemporary events in painstaking detail- right up to Brezhnev’s visit to New Delhi in mid-December. “I did a lot of research and I think I have done justice to the Afghanistan as I see it, Nayar told India Today.Nothing New: But Report on Afghanistan -Nayar’s seventh book in almost as many years -again shows that he remains a better journalist than an author. He is essentially a writer who provides mounds of information but tragically, not enough perspective.What Nayar has obviously done is dust off old diaries written on previous visits to Afghanistan and Pakistan, add doses of second hand rumours and folk lore and stir it briskly with a rehash of his own reports for the Indian Express on visits to Afghanistan. The result is that Report on Afghanistan offers the reader nothing that has not been said before, albeit in different words.In purely literary terms, the book is equally disappointing. It hops, skips and jumps from one topic to another with irritating regularity, switching suddenly from a history lesson on Afghanistan to present-day situations. Unfortunately, the haste with which the book has obviously been published shows all too clearly in the bad proofing and even worse editing (“the sky was swarmed with planes”) which severely limits the reasons for wading through Nayar’s book. Perhaps one reason is that the book was originally commissioned by the London Times, who had also advanced Nayar some money. But the protracted union trouble in the Times group forced Nayar to switch literary allegiances and turn to a local publisher. But perhaps the best argument for castigating Nayar’s book on Afghanistan is the fact that that embattled country certainly deserves better.advertisementlast_img read more