The South African Human Rights Commission

first_imgThe South African Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to entrench constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and the protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.Human rights are the basic rights that everyone has, simply because they are human. (Image: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterWhat are human rights?Human rights are the basic rights that everyone has, simply because they are human. The list of human rights protected in South Africa is contained in the Bill of Rights, Chapter 2 of the South African Constitution, the highest law in our country.What are human rights violations?If someone ignores or abuses your rights, it is called a violation of those rights. For example, if someone treats a person differently because of his or her race, gender, age or ethnic group, that person’s right to equality is being abused or violated.What does the Commission do?In accordance with the Constitution and the Human Rights Commission Act of 1994, the tasks of the Human Rights Commission are to:Develop an awareness of human rights among the people of South Africa.Make recommendations to the state to improve the carrying out of human rights.Undertake studies and report to Parliament on matters relating to human rights.Investigate complaints of violations of human rights and seek appropriate relief.The Commission works with government, civil society and individuals, both in South Africa and internationally, acting as both a watchdog and a visible route through which people can access their rights.While the handling and management of complaints about human rights violations lies at the heart of the Commission’s work, it also aims to create a national culture of human rights through its advocacy, research and legal functions. In addition, the Commission monitors and develops standards of human rights law.Website: www.sahrc.org.zaWhat does the Commission investigate?The Commission investigates alleged violations of or threats to a fundamental right. It can do this on its own accord, or in response to a complaint laid by the public.What won’t the Commission investigate?The Commission has no jurisdiction to deal with complaints regarding to events that happened before 27 April 1994. It also does not investigate:Complaints based solely on hearsay, rumour or media reports; or one that is viewed to be frivolous, misconceived or incomprehensible.An anonymous complaint.A complaint that is subject of a dispute before a court.Complaints that are lodged more than three years after the alleged violation occurred.Complaining to the CommissionYou must lodge the complaint in the province where the alleged violation took place. You can do so personally or on behalf of another person or group, and you may request confidentiality.Once your complaint has been accepted, an investigator will be appointed within seven days and you’ll be contacted to confirm details.The Commission’s structureThe Human Rights Commission is made up of the commission, which sets out policy, and a secretariat, which implements policy. The chairperson is overall head, and there are up to 10 other commissioners, each responsible for a particular aspect of human rights – children, disability, civil rights, etc – as well as for a South African region.Commissioners are appointed by Parliament on a seven-year term, and can be reappointed for an additional term.The Commission has set up offices in all nine provinces to ensure that its services are widely accessible. See its complaints page for full contact details of its provincial offices.Website: www.sahrc.org.zaOn Twitter: @SAHRCommissionOn Facebook: www.facebook.com/sahumanrightscommissionSource: South African Human Rights CommissionReviewed February 2014Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Cartoon: Partial Text RSS Feeds

first_imgSome of my favorite blogs and news sites have one huge, grating shortcoming that keeps me from becoming an all-out fanboy: partial feeds. There’s a title, a supposedly tantalizing teaser, and a link to read the whole thing. The sites’ creators probably hope that will mean readers visit the site, click on ads and generate revenue.But I’ve been burned too often by mystery-meat teasers that fall far short of their promise, or that are ambiguously worded and turn out to be about something completely different. So nowadays those sites only get my attention when the teaser looks absolutely irresistible — and that’s a bar that’s high and rising.If a newspaper like The Guardian – one where the content is their business-model bread and butter – can figure out a way to make full-text feeds work, then it can’t be that tough for the rest of us. Come on, folks – open up the tubes. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Related Posts Tags:#Cartoons#web More Noise to Signal rob cottingham 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Craig Newmark’s Keynote Unlocks the Secrets to Building a Community

first_imgTags:#conferences#web lidija davis A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…center_img In an era where user generated content is changing our entire culture, rare is the company that can successfully harness the collective creativeness of its community, cultivate loyalty, make money consistently, and continue to flourish. Enter Craigslist. Listed as the tenth top site in America on Alexa and with close to 50 million unique visitors a month according to Compete, Craigslist is one of the few companies that appears to have worked it out. Yesterday, at the User Generated Conference in San Jose, CA, founder Craig Newmark gave us an insight into what has and what hasn’t worked for the privately held company.Recognize the Importance of a Feedback LoopIt all began in the fertile dot com era when Newmark, while working at Charles Schwab, realized the time was ripe to begin something of his own. In early 1995 he started sending out a simple CC list, e-mailing arts and tech events to a small group of interested subscribers. Very quickly, people started e-mailing him with news about jobs and apartments in the hope he would add them to his mailing list. “From the very beginning,” Newmark said, “I was involved in talking to people; listening to people. And it hasn’t stopped. The idea was that people send me information; I’d ask them about it, listen, try to do something about it – and then ask for more feedback.”Get Out of The WayBorrowing from a sixties phrase “lead, follow or get out of the way,” Newmark pointed out that while you may have a great idea, it doesn’t necessarily mean you have the skills to manage it or nurture its growth.After Newmark had about 240 addresses on his list, it started breaking. He needed a list server and began thinking of ways to move his email folders onto the Web, but what to call it? Anthony Batt, the man behind Buzznet, and clearly part of the original Craigslist community came to Newmark’s rescue. “Hey, we already call it Craigslist, may as well call it that and start building a brand.”The year was 1995 and Newmark began migrating his email folders over to the new Web site. The move instilled a new drive in Newmark who chose to keep the site personal and quirky. With the support of his loyal community, Newmark ran the site by himself for the next few years.But by the end of 1997 Craigslist hit three milestones.Craigslist hit one million pageviewsMicrosoft approached Newmark with an offer to run banner ads (he said no)People began approaching Newmark wanting to help with the site on a volunteer basisWhile he tried letting people run the site on a voluntary basis, in 1998 he realized it wasn’t working: “mainly because of lack of leadership on my part,” Newmark explained.Craigslist was incorporated in 1999, when Newmark decided it was time to make “this thing” into a company. By the end of that year he stopped coding and moved onto customer service and corporate governance full time. “Frankly, as a manager, I kinda suck,” Newmark explained, “but fortunately Jim [Buckmaster] didn’t.” By the end of 1999, Buckmaster was Craigslist’s CEO.“Getting out of the way is really important,” said Newmark. “A lot of people talk about customer service and staying involved,” he said, “but they don’t keep going.”Newmark, like others before him, recognized the need to move away in order to see the company succeed. “People that start companies, and lack management skills, they fail.”Understand We Live in a Culture of ParticipationIn 2005, Hurricane Katrina struck the New Orleans area with devastating effect. It was reported that more than 1,800 people lost their lives, and damages exceeded $81 billion dollars.The tragedy was a somber reminder to Craigslist and its founder that getting out of the way didn’t only apply to the internal dynamics of a company; it must also be applied to the community.New Orleans survivors started repurposing Craigslist. They began to use it to let their friends and family know where they were at the height of the confusion. Within days the site was being used to offer jobs and housing to those who suffered loss during Katrina. “We didn’t care that the site wasn’t being used how we had imagined,” Newmark explained. It’s this keen understanding that we’re living in what Jay Rosen has dubbed the culture of participation that makes companies like Craigslist so successful. During a recent interview with The Daily Beast, Jeff Jarvis, author of the recently released What Would Google Do?, nominated the Craigslist philosophy as a key rule of the Google age:“As Google built the most powerful tool imaginable–the entire world of digital knowledge revealed behind a simple search box–so did Craig build a simple tool that changed society (and newspapers and real estate and more) without prescribing how we should use it. They create platforms to enable us to do what we want to do and then, instead of giving us rules about their use, then they stand back and put us in charge.”“The Internet is about inclusion,” Newmark said, “on the Net, no one should be left out.”The lessons Newmark painted yesterday are vivid; no matter how much you may think you know, you’ll never master everything, surround yourself with good people and let them do their job, be ready to step back if you’re hindering the process, and don’t just talk about building community, immerse yourself in it and let them participate in growth. You never know, you just may learn something new.Of course, we would be remiss if we neglected to add Newmark’s parting words: “Live long and prosper.” 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Federer joins Djokovic, Sharapova in 2nd round in Australia

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. On Tuesday night, he got something different. Comedian Will Ferrell stepped out of the crowd and, slipping into character as Ron Burgundy from the movie Anchorman, conducted the post-match interview.As usual, the 36-year-old Federer stayed classy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSix-time champion Djokovic and 2014 Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka earlier made successful returns from injury layoffs with victories in their first matches since Wimbledon.Sharapova barely missed a beat in her first match in Melbourne since a failed doping test here in 2016 resulted in a 15-month ban from tennis. ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Wimbledon champion Garbine Mugurza, No. 6 Karolina Pliskova, No. 8 Caroline Garcia, No. 9 Johanna Konta, No. 16 Elena Vesnina, No. 26 Agnieszka Radwanska, No. 28 Mirjana Lucic-Baroni and No. 29 Lucie Safarova advanced.Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova lost 6-3, 4-6, 10-8 to Andrea Petkovic.Sharapova was banned after testing positive for the drug meldonium when she was here in 2016, and finished last year ranked No. 60 following a return to Grand Slam tennis at the U.S. Open.Sharapova will next play No. 14-seeded Anastasija Sevastova, who beat her at last year’s U.S. Open.“I felt like I have got a lot of things out of the way physically and emotionally and mentally last year with — there was a lot of firsts again for me, playing the first tournament, first Grand Slam, and just different feelings and what it would be routinely,” Sharapova said. “But it felt pretty routine today.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Raymar Jose filled with mixed emotions as he faces old coach Robredo: 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 LATEST STORIES The five-time major winner recovered from an early break in the second set and closed out her 6-1, 6-4 victory over Tatjana Maria with an ace.“It’s been a couple of years since I’ve been back here — obviously I wanted to enjoy the moment,” the 2008 Australian Open champion said after blowing kisses to the crowd.Former No. 1-ranked Kerber, the 2016 Australian Open winner, continued her resurgent run with a 6-0, 6-4 victory over Anna-Lena Friedsam to extend her streak to 10 consecutive wins.“Something is going on with Australia and me,” said former No. 1-ranked Kerber, who the Sydney International last week for her first title since the 2016 U.S. Open.Djokovic tweaked his service motion while recovering from an injured right elbow, and used it to good effect in a 6-1, 6-2, 6-4 win over Donald Young.ADVERTISEMENT PH military to look into China’s possible security threat to power grid Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ BeautyMNL open its first mall pop-up packed with freebies, discounts, and other exclusives Djokovic lost in the second round here last year, but won five of the previous six Australian Open titles.“Obviously I wanted to start with the right intensity, which I have,” Djokovic said. “I played perfect tennis, like I never stopped.”Wawrinka, who had six months out after surgery on his left knee, beat Ricardas Berankis 6-3, 6-4, 2-6, 7-6 (2).No. 4-ranked 4-Alexander Zverev, No. 5 Dominic Thiem, No. 7 David Goffin, No. 19 Tomas Berdych advanced, but No. 20 Roberto Bautista Agut lost to Fernando Verdasco and former Wimbledon finalist Milos Raonic lost to Lukas Lacko.No. 13 Sam Querrey restored some order for the U.S. men with a 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 win over Feliciano Lopez.Madison Keys reversed a trend, becoming the only one of the four American women who contested the U.S. Open semifinals four months ago to reach the second round in Australia.No. 17-seeded Keys, the U.S. Open runner-up, advanced with a 6-1, 7-5 win over Wang Qiang and will be one of four American women in the second round.Top-ranked Simona Halep had to save set points at 5-2 down in the first set, and badly twisted her left ankle early in the second, before beating teenage wild-card entry Destanee Aiava 7-6 (5), 6-1.Halep next plays 2014 Wimbledon finalist Eugenie Bouchard.“It’s always really cool to go up against the best in the world,” Bouchard said. “I want to … go out there and do some damage.” Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim SEA Games: PH still winless in netball after loss to Thais View comments ‘We cannot afford to fail’ as SEA Games host – Duterte Russia’s Maria Sharapova blows kisses to the crowd after she won over Germany’s Tatjana Maria during their first round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)MELBOURNE, Australia — Roger Federer picked up where he left off at the Australian Open on a day when Maria Sharapova and Novak Djokovic helped ensure there were all kinds of comebacks.Defending champion Federer beating Aljaz Bedene 6-3, 6-4, 6-3 in a night match, his first on Rod Laver Arena since clinching a career-reviving title here last year. The 19-time major winner has been met on court after wins here previously by tennis greats Laver, John McEnroe and Jim Courier.ADVERTISEMENT Do we want to be champions or GROs? – Sottolast_img read more

10 months agoMan Utd will not match Inter Milan offer for Atletico Madrid defender Godin

first_imgMan Utd will not match Inter Milan offer for Atletico Madrid defender Godinby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United are no longer in the running to sign Diego Godin. The Atletico Madrid defender is out of contract at the end of the season.And according to Tuttomercatoweb, the 31-year-old has ruled Manchester United off his short-list due their inferior contract offer.United have put forward an offer worth €4.8million per year, however, Inter Milan are prepared to hand Godin a two-year deal worth €6million a year.And the Red Devils are not willing to match the Serie A giants.Godin is expected to move to Milan in the summer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img

Video: Check Out This Awesome Courtside Footage Of Pat Connaughton’s Incredible Block vs. Butler

first_imgPat Connaughton has incredible block vs. Butler.One of – if not, the – plays of the NCAA Tournament, thus far, was made by Notre Dame senior forward Pat Connaughton during the Fighting Irish’s third round game vs. Butler.With less than two seconds remaining in regulation and the score tied, 55-55, Connaughton swatted a game-winning 3-point attempt by Kellen Dunham. It was an incredible play that ultimately allowed Notre Dame to defeat the Bulldogs in overtime and reach the Sweet 16. The play was spectacular on TV, but it’s even more impressive with this new courtside footage. Check it out: Notre Dame is set to face Wichita State in the Sweet 16 in Cleveland on Thursday. The Fighting Irish will likely need another big performance from Connaughton to advance.last_img

Venus Williams Gains 9th Wimbledon Final Awaits Muguruza

Venus Williams returns to Britain’s Johanna Konta during her Wimbledon women’s singles semifinal victory that sent the American to the 16th Grand Slam final of her career.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — All these years later, Wimbledon still brings out the best in Venus Williams.With her latest display of gutsy serving and big hitting, Williams beat Johanna Konta 6-4, 6-2 on Thursday to reach her ninth title match at the All England Club and first since 2009.At 37, Williams is the oldest Wimbledon finalist since Martina Navratilova was the 1994 runner-up at that age.Williams also stopped Konta’s bid to become the first woman from Britain in 40 years to win the country’s Grand Slam tournament.“I couldn’t have asked for more, but I’ll ask for a little more. One more win would be amazing,” Williams said. “It won’t be a given, but I’m going to give it my all.”She will be seeking her sixth Wimbledon championship and eighth Grand Slam singles trophy overall. Her most recent came in 2008, when she defeated her younger sister, Serena, for the title at the All England Club. A year later, she lost the final to Serena.In the time since, Williams revealed that she was diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, which can sap energy and cause joint pain. As time went on, there were questions about whether she might retire, especially after a half-dozen first-round losses at major tournaments. But she kept on going, and lately has returned to winning.Her resurgence began in earnest at Wimbledon a year ago, when she made it to the semifinals. Then, at the Australian Open in January, Williams reached the final, where she lost to — yes, you guessed it — her sister. Serena is off the tour for the rest of this year because she is pregnant.“I missed her so much before this match. And I was like, ‘I just wish she was here.’ And I was like, ‘I wish she could do this for me,’” Williams said with a laugh. “And I was like, ‘No, this time you have to do it for yourself.’ So here we are.”On Saturday, the 10th-seeded American will participate in her second Grand Slam final of the season, and 16th of her career, this time against 14th-seeded Garbine Muguruza of Spain.“She knows how to play, especially Wimbledon finals,” Muguruza, the 2015 Wimbledon runner-up and 2016 French Open champion, said about Williams. “It’s going to be, like, a historic final again.”Muguruza overwhelmed 87th-ranked Magdalena Rybarikova of Slovakia 6-1, 6-1 in the earlier semifinal.Williams arrived in England a few weeks after being involved in a two-car accident in Florida; not long afterward, a passenger in the other vehicle died. At her initial news conference at Wimbledon, a tearful Williams briefly left the room to compose herself after being asked about the crash.She has tried, coach David Witt said, to “just focus on the tennis.”In the semifinals, it was Konta who had the first chance to nose ahead, a point from serving from the opening set when it was 4-all and Williams was serving down 15-40.Williams erased the first break point with a backhand winner down the line, and the second with a 106 mph (171 kph) second serve that went right at Konta’s body. It was a risky strategy, going for so much pace on a second serve, but it worked. That opened a run in which Williams won 12 of 13 points.“She looks to dictate from the very first ball,” Konta said. “When she puts herself in a position to do that, she plays with a lot of depth, a lot of speed, and you don’t get much of a chance to get your, I guess, grip into the points.”Williams wouldn’t face another break point and, later, produced another impressive second serve — in the second set, at 103 mph (166 kph), it went right at Konta, who jumped out of the way.Konta played quite well, especially early, and finished with more winners, 20 to 19, each greeted by roars from the Centre Court spectators.“They could have really been even more boisterous. I thought the crowd was so fair. And I know that they love Jo, and she gave it her all today,” Williams said. “It’s a lot of pressure. It’s a lot of pressure. I thought she handled it well. I think my experience just helped a lot.”This was her 10th semifinal in 20 Wimbledon appearances; Konta had never been past the second round at the grass-court tournament before this year.In the other semifinal, Muguruza won 15 of the first 20 points en route to a 5-0 lead. Even though Rybarikova entered having won 18 of her past 19 grass-court matches, mostly at lower-level tournaments, she suddenly looked a lot more like someone whose career record at Wimbledon before last week was 2-9.“Not my best day,” Rybarikova said. “But she didn’t give me much chance to do something.”Muguruza won the point on 19 of 25 trips to the net and had a 22-8 edge in winners.That earned the 23-year-old Muguruza a berth in her third career Grand Slam final, second at the All England Club. She lost to Serena Williams with the title on the line at Wimbledon in 2015, then beat her at Roland Garros last year.“I’ll have to ask Serena for some pointers,” Venus Williams said. “Serena’s always in my corner. And usually it’s her in these finals, so I’m trying my best to represent ‘Williams’ as best as I can.” read more

Beside The Points For Thursday Feb 8 2018

All newsletters neil:This kind of lays the blame for slow free agency at the feet of tanking:The Rising Storm That Froze Baseball’s Hot Stove MarketI wonder, though, how much more teams really are tanking now than in the past. We could compare Fangraphs’ preseason forecasted wins this year to forecasts from the past and see where the distribution is differentPredictions NBA Oh, and don’t forgetJason Kelce is a madman We’re launching a sports newsletter. 🏆  Join the squad. Subscribe Things That Caught My EyeTeams to watch in PyeongchangTomorrow the Olympic Games kicks off in Pyeongchang, South Korea. For the U.S., we’re going to see a number of winter Olympic staples — Lindsey Vonn is back at it again — but there are a few newcomers to watch. Nathan Chen of Salt Lake City won the last two U.S. titles in figure skating and is poised to be a serious competitor this year. And the U.S. Women’s Hockey Team is hot off a pay raise fight and is the favorite to win gold. [The Atlantic]Five weeks in, a barrier gets smashedKim “Geguri” Se-yeon, a South Korean Overwatch off-tank, will be the first woman to sign with a professional Overwatch team as the Shanghai Dragons try to shake up their line up. The Dragons are in dire need of a pace reset, as they’re currently at the bottom of the esports league and are winless five weeks into the inaugural season. [ESPN]Try out our interactive, Which World Cup Team Should You Root For?OWL first round playoffs this SaturdayThe first round of the Overwatch League comes to an end this Saturday, with the 7-1 New York and London teams definitely in the playoff and several other teams — including the Houston Outlaws, Los Angeles Valiant, Seoul Dynasty — in the hunt today and tomorrow for that last spot. Houston has a major tiebreaker advantage over Seoul and Los Angeles, but is a game back and still has to face two imposing rivals. Once the favorites, Seoul has been in a tailspin recently and was blanked by Los Angeles Wednesday. [ESPN, ESPN]Drafted a winThe Philadelphia Eagles have the sixth highest weighted draft value on their roster of all Super Bowl champions since 1993. They had the most impact players who were drafted high than any team since the Ravens in 2000, with six of the nine starters on the offensive and defensive lines taken in the first two rounds. [FiveThirtyEight]NHL not represented in OlympicsGiven the league’s decision to not allow players to participate in the Olympic Games, who on earth is actually playing hockey in Pyeongchang? Old timers, it turns out, with plenty of former NHL players suiting up to represent their countries. Canada leads when it comes to aggregate NHL experience, with its team having played a cumulative 5,444 games in the league. [FiveThirtyEight]Niners nail down JimmyJimmy Garoppolo signed a five year $137.5 million deal with the San Francisco 49ers, $90 million of which is guaranteed in the first three years, and instantly making a player who has seven NFL starts one of the league’s best paid players. [ESPN]Big Number3 tradesThe Cleveland Cavaliers pulled off three explosive trades in the final hours ahead of the NBA trade deadline, first trading Isaiah Thomas and Channing Frye to the Lakers, then trading Dwayne Wade to Miami, then trading Iman Shumpert to Sacramento and Jae Crowder and Derrick Rose to Utah in a three team deal. [ESPN]Leaks from Slack: See more NBA predictions read more

Penn State football fans enjoy unbelievable welcome from Ohio State fans

Penn State football fans had more to be happy about than the Nittany Lions’ 20-14 win Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Less than two weeks ago, the PSU community was rocked by the revelation that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky was charged with sexually abusing children by Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly. A sizeable contingent of Nittany Lions fans attended a game away from Beaver Stadium in State College, Pa., Saturday and said their trip to the ‘Shoe was made more pleasant by the respect and good behavior that was shown to them by Buckeye Nation. In connection with the charges levied against Sandusky, PSU’s president for finance and business Gary Schultz and athletic director Tim Curley were also charged with perjury and failure to report child abuse. Former university President Graham Spanier resigned in the wake of the charges being made public and former Nittany Lions’ coach Joe Paterno, NCAA Division I’s all-time wins leader and the head coach of PSU football for 46 years, was fired. It has been a tumultuous time for PSU students and fans, including Cristen Mohn, 20, of Steelton, Pa., a third-year PSU student in nursing. Mohn said the last two weeks have been hard for Nittany Lions fans, describing the experience as “unreal.” “It was just kind of like shock a little bit,” said Mohn, who is currently dating fellow Steelton native and PSU junior defensive lineman Jordan Hill. “It’s just depressing. It’s gloomy. It’s just not the same knowing that all this is going on.” Mohn also said that Buckeyes fans she encountered around Columbus were welcoming and supportive of the PSU community. “We haven’t had any bad experiences,” Mohn said. “Everyone is saying ‘Thank you for coming.’ Some people were saying to us, ‘Penn State is still great school.’ Everybody that we’ve run into has been awesome.” NCAA president Mark Emmert announced Friday that the NCAA would investigate “Penn State’s exercise of institutional control over its intercollegiate athletics programs,” according to multiple reports. Nittany Lions fan Matt Curtis, 22, of Philipsburg, Pa., said that he expects harsh penalties to be administered to PSU football. “As a university, you hope (PSU) can put everything together. It’s an institutional problem and there’s no reason to punish the players on the field,” Curtis said. “And they probably had to be done with Paterno. He deserved to be fired if he did turn the other cheek, if that’s the case.” Like Mohn, Curtis said that he too was welcomed to campus on Saturday, and that some OSU fans even engaged him with popular PSU football chants. “Everyone’s been unbelievable,” Curtis said. “Every time we walk by, somebody’s yelling, ‘We are,’ or ‘Welcome.’ I’m not going to lie, I’ve heard some horror stories from Ohio Stadium, but, so far, the fans have been awesome.” Dave Stock, 25, of Pittsburgh, Pa., graduated from PSU with a telecommunications degree in 2008. Stock said that it has been painful for him to watch the situation in State College unfold. “As a fan, it’s frustrating. We had an aura of ‘success with honor’ — that was (Paterno’s) mantra,” Stock said. “On the road, (PSU fans) would be looked at a little differently.” Stock couldn’t deny that he received a surprisingly warm welcome upon arriving in Columbus. “It’s been absolutely great, so far,” he said. “It’s been very classy. I have nothing but good things to say, and I never thought I would say that about Ohio State fans.” read more

Ribery sends his brother Vidal an emotional farewell message

first_imgBayern Munich’s Franck Ribery posted an emotional farewell message to his departed teammate Arturo Vidal, who has just sealed a surprise move to BarcelonaThe Chile international’s future at Munich appeared to be nearing its end throughout the entire summer after his playing opportunities became increasingly more restrictive in his three-year spell.Inter Milan had been the favourites to sign Vidal and at one point seemed on the verge of making the signing, before Barcelona made a last-minute bid for his services.And now a deal has been completed that will see Vidal wear the famous Blaugrana shirt next season.While his time at Bayern ended on a sour note with just a mere 17 league starts last season, Vidal will still be missed at the Bavaria with Ribery wishing his friend well for the future.He wrote on Twitter: “Brother, you do not know how much I’m going to miss you!Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.“For me you are the best, a man of values and principles. I am very proud to have played by your side!“I wish you the best for your future, you are a warrior and that is rare in our profession.”Hermano no sabes a que punto te voy a echar de menos! Para mi eres el mejor, un hombre de valores y principios. Estoy muy orgulloso de haber jugado a tu lado! Te deseo lo mejor para tu futuro, eres un guerrero y eso se encuentra poco en nuestra profesión. ???????? @kingarturo23 pic.twitter.com/eq7M8i29er— Franck Ribéry (@FranckRibery) August 3, 2018last_img read more