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  • Mafikeng adopts Obama’s team

    first_img16 March 2009 The strains of “The Star Spangled Banner” were heard at Redibone Middle School in Mafikeng, North West province on Friday as South Africa’s “My 2010 School Adventure” campaign arrived at the school. The campaign, which aims to promote both education and participation in football, has seen schools in all nine of the country’s provinces “adopting” teams participating in the 2009 Fifa Confederations Cup. Along with the rest of North West province, Redibone Middle School – whose under 14 boys and girls teams won the North West region’s Confederations Cup schools tournament, which also part of the campaign – have adopted North American Concacaf champions the United States. “I am very excited about South Africa hosting the Fifa Confederations Cup and the 2010 Fifa World Cup, as it is such a world-spanning tournament and the first time the African continent is hosting such an event,” US Consul General Andrew Passen said as he addressed 1 000 pupils at the school on Friday. “You are not only a school of champions,” Passen told the children. “You are in fact a school of double champions. I really hope I get to watch my province become the national champions,” Passen added, referring to the upcoming national finals of the schools tournament, which will see the four finalists from each province battle it out for the title of national champions in May. “I felt so good when we won, but we are now training very hard for the national finals,” said Reginah Olehile, a member of the under-14 girls team. “It is great to have won, because I want the opportunity to play as much football as I can, I want to play professionally, I want to play for Bafana”, said Omphile Lemphane, a forward for the under-14 boys team. A total of 8 349 schools across South Africa are participating in My 2010 School Adventure, which also sees pupils learning more about the culture, football, history and language of Confederations Cup contenders Spain, Italy, Brazil, Iraq, New Zealand, Egypt and South Africa. “I am learning so much about America, and now I want to go there myself,” Lemphane said. “I want to meet Barack Obama.” The programme is a partnership between the Department of Education, the Department of Sport and Recreation, the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committee, and the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC). Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material SAinfo reporter and the 2010 Fifa World Cup Local Organising Committeelast_img read more

  • Update on Blurb: VC-Backed Startup Is Profitable

    first_imgRelated Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… “VC-Backed Startup Is Profitable” should not be a headline worth making. But far too many Web 2.0 ventures don’t bring in enough revenue, let alone profits, and some don’t even have a revenue model. We see a lot of gritty entrepreneurs with profitable bootstrapped SaaS ventures. But the number of VC-backed startups less than 5 years old that are profitable is sadly low. That’s why we wrote about Blurb back in October 2008.The UpdateLike an increasing number of private companies, Blurb is starting to report its financial results publicly, almost as if it were a public company. This presumably serves the purpose of both reassuring customers that the business is healthy and attracting potential acquirers.Allow us to quote shamelessly from Blurb’s press release (at least it prevents errors):“Blurb, the creative publishing platform, today reported a year of record growth in 2008 with revenues approaching $30 million. The company reached profitability and achieved nearly 200% year-over-year revenue growth in 2008.”Quiz: which would you prefer: a company with $200 million in advertising revenue that is burning cash, or a business with $30 million in subscription revenue that is profitable? The first describes Facebook, the second describes Blurb. Yes, it is almost absurd to make the comparison. But the point is that old business maxim: revenue is vanity, and profit is sanity.What Does this Tell Us About the Economy?On the face of it, not much. Blurb’s business is partly seasonal; people buy more during the holiday season. We asked Eileen Gittins, the company’s CEO. She sounded almost surprised, not at all triumphant, and generally cautious. Which is a reasonable reaction of anybody doing fairly well in today’s economy. Eileen confirmed that January is also looking good: 30% over projections. So this is not just a holiday buying story; it’s more about what specifically Blurb offers.What Does this Tell Us About Blurb’s Market?Eileen attributed the good results to three factors:Pent-up demand to write books. Who doesn’t have a book they have always wanted to write? It is now easier than ever to publish (if not write) a book.The cultural shift of people becoming more active contributors to media, as writers as well as readers.The forced leisure that layoffs create, and the desire to do something that one has some control over and can point to as an achievement. This may be exacerbated by the bad times: get laid off from a big job, take three months to write a book about what you know, do it well and you’ll be back in demand pretty soon.There is one simpler explanation that we see. In tough times, affordable luxuries that provide a high level of emotional satisfaction do well: think movies, roses, and booze. bernard lunncenter_img Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#web 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

  • FIFA Rewind: Relive Argentina v Cameroon

    first_imgWorld Cup FIFA Rewind: Watch Argentina versus Cameroon from World Cup 1990 in full this Friday! Goal 20:31 3/29/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Diego Maradona Argentina World Cup 1990 Cameroon Getty World Cup Argentina Cameroon Videos Goal have teamed up with FIFA to bring the great games of the past right up into the 21st century It was one of the greatest shocks the World Cup had seen seen.Argentina versus Cameroon from Italia 1990 became an instant classic and provided one of the competition’s great stories.And this week FIFA are offering you the chance to relive it all with the launch of FIFA Rewind – a ground-breaking mobile and social first series, which will bring a selection of the greatest games in World Cup history right up into the 21st century. Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Fans have voted for the games they want to relive from 1982 to 2014 and, after reliving classics from 1982 and 1986, this weekend we move on to 1990. WORLD CUP MATCH DATE OF BROADCAST 1990 Argentina vs Cameroon 30/03/2018 1994 Netherlands vs Brazil 13/04/2018 1998 Brazil vs France 20/04/2018  2002 Mexico vs USA 27/04/2018  2006 Italy vs France 11/05/2018  2010 Uruguay vs Ghana 18/05/2018  2014 Brazil vs Germany 25/05/2018 The contests will be given the same level of coverage you’d expect from a modern World Cup blockbuster, complete with pre and post-match analysis published via Goal and FIFA’s social media channels throughout the week.From Diego Maradona and Claudio Caniggia to Francois Omam-Biyik and Roger Milla, Argentina versus Cameroon had it all – quality, thrills, spills, and some pretty hefty challenges.Reigning champions Argentina arrived in Italy confident their talisman Maradona would lead them to their third world title, but they would get off to an unexpectedly poor start..To watch Argentina versus Cameroon from World Cup 1990 tune into the official World Cup Facebook page at 16:00 CET this Saturday. Also don’t forget to follow the official World Cup Twitter and Instagram accounts for more exclusive FIFA Rewind content.last_img read more