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Bafana without Khune, Dikgacoi for Brazil clash

first_img5 March 2014Bafana Bafana will be without captain Itumeleng Khune and midfielder Kagisho Dikgacoi, who have both been ruled out because of injuries, for their international friendly match against Brazil at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg on Wednesday.Khune is nursing a sprained ankle, which he sustained during a pre-match warm-up ahead of his club’s Caf Champions League match on Saturday. He missed the game and is expected to be out of action for up to 15 days.The Kaizer Chiefs’ skipper will be replaced by Orlando Pirates’ goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, who has already reported for national team duty.Meanwhile, Dikgacoi is suffering from a backache and has since been withdrawn from the squad. He will not be replaced as Bafana Bafana head Gordon Igesund believes he has enough cover in the midfield.With Khune out of the clash, it is expected that Thabo Nthethe will lead the side, but coach Gordon Igesund has yet to make an annoucement.‘I expect the players to put in a good performance’Looking ahead to the Brazil clash, Igesund told the media on Monday: “I expect the players to put in a good performance. We did so against Spain and I believe the players will give nothing less.“It is surely going to be a tough match, but I am certain the players will be competitive against the five-time world champions.“We need these kind of games to gauge where we are and this is one match where you don’t need to motivate the players as they know what is expected of them,” said Igesund.“Even though these are two different matches, I am confident that my players will be able to deal with the might of Brazil, like they did with the Spaniards.“We are playing a fantastic team, favourites to win the 2014 World Cup which they are hosting.“I hope the supporters will get behind the team because every game we play we want to win, and with their assistance we can get positive results. I want my players to show hunger, commitment and determination in this match.”The Bafana Bafana players have also expressed their eagerness to face Brazil.‘Exciting to play against Brazil’“It feels good to be back, and it will be exciting to play against Brazil as it will be my first time,” said Belgium-based Andile Jali.“We will fight for a win, even though it is going to be a difficult match. As players, we don’t have to be motivated because just being in the squad to play Brazil is enough motivation. We did well against Spain because we were playing as a team, and if we continue with the same mentality we will do well again.“Every player is excited to play Brazil and we are all hoping to be in the starting line- up for such a big occasion.”‘We know what to expect’“All the players who are here know how Brazil plays, and I believe we have all been studying their moves as to how we can counter them. In fact I even have a picture in my mind of how to face a world-class player like Neymar, but we all know it will not be easy. We have done some homework on them and we know what to expect,” said Thabo Nthethe.“Should I be captain on the night, it will be another exciting chapter in my career. We urge the supporters to come in numbers as it is very motivating to play in front of big crowds because it gives us that extra boost. We hope not to disappoint them, but aim for a win to put some smiles on their faces.”TicketsTickets are still available at Computiticket outlets and at Shoprite, Checkers and Shoprite/Checkers stores countrywide. Costs start from R50.SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

More Lighting Options, Please?!

first_imgLighting energy-efficiency continues to improve, and last fall the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) extended Energy Star labeling to LED fixtures. While few Energy Star-labeled LEDs have yet made it to market, and some see the labeling as premature (see BuildingGreen.com post from 9/5/08), this move nevertheless signals a significant step forward for “green” lighting.Compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs), too, have come a long way from their humble origins. They are smaller and are available in several colors (soft white, natural white, daylight) and lamp styles. (For lots of useful information, go to www.energystar.gov ; on the “Products” tab, click “Lighting”).All Energy Star fixtures are required to use at least 75% less energy than incandescents, and both CFLs (~10x) and LEDs have far greater longevity (~20x) than their incandescent cousins.Even so, designing low-energy residential lighting systems remains a challenge for several reasons:Many people have strong feelings and preferences about lighting aesthetics;Fluorescent lighting has a bad rap from its history of poor color rendition and buzzing (problems which have been largely rectified);Relatively few places in the US are subject to energy-efficiency standards for lighting (California is—does anyone know of others?);As a result, the lighting industry has been slow to innovate and provide energy-efficient fixtures in a wide range of design styles, models (pendant, sconce, etc.), and finish options;Relatively few home lighting systems are designed by energy-savvy designers.When we did an extensive energy retrofit of our home in 2005-06, we wanted to replace the majority of the home’s lighting with Energy Star fixtures. California had just updated its lighting efficiency standards, so I went to the showrooms optimistic about finding what I wanted. I was sorely disappointed. I saw little improvement in selection from a decade prior. I could find Energy Star fixtures, but if I found a pendant I liked, I could not find a companion sconce or couldn’t get the finish I wanted. Even when I broadened my criteria to consider any fluorescent fixture (LEDs were few and far between at that point, and out of our budget range anyway), I had little to choose from.I’d like to encourage the lighting industry to step up to this challenge and provide the design community with more options! Any takers?last_img read more

Soaring Eagles eye sweep of eliminations

first_imgWith Espejo emerging as the leading scorer, the four-time UAAP MVP also paces the spiking department with 60.71 percent success.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim View comments Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side 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 But going by the way they crushed the field so far, the Eagles look headed to accomplishing the mission for a crack at the inaugural men’s crown of the league organized by Sports Vision.Ateneo trounced the FEU Tamaraws last Sept. 3 to open its campaign then strung up shutout victories over San Beda, UST and St. Benilde to zero in on the first semifinal berth.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingTop hitter Marck Espejo has been lording it over the field with 76 hits, including 68 attack points, after four games.Midway though the tournament, the dominant Eagles are soaring in the stats sheet. Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul After racking up four straight victories in emphatic fashions, reigning back-to-back UAAP champion Ateneo braces for a tougher stretch of three matches in its drive for a sweep of the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference eliminations at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.ADVERTISEMENT Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo MOST READ Veterans at the forefront as powerlifting squad shoots for 2 gold medalslast_img read more

Sport soft and pretty skin

first_imgI have severe cracks on my heels. Even regular pedicures don’t help. What’s the cause and what can I do? -Deepa, HyderabadCracked heels are a problem for those who have naturally dry skin. The thickened dry skin around the heel that we call callus usually cracks due to mechanical factors that put increased pressure on that area (eg. the way you walk).Other factors include: prolonged standing; being overweight; open sole shoes; medical conditions like autonomic neuropathy (in diabetics). Skin conditions like psoriasis and eczema also cause dryness. To get rid of the ugly cracks, wash feet with warm water and soap, twice a day. Scrub the heels and soles with a gentle scrubber or pumice stone after lathering up with soap. Massage with moisturising cream after washing your feet just before hitting the bed and wear socks.I am 24 years old and have dry skin. Can face washes dry out my skin further? Should I use cleansing milk instead? -Chandra, KolkataDry skin tends to be thinner and more susceptible to rashes, especially from harsh cleansers. It’s important to find a cleanser that removes dirt and make-up thoroughly. Cleansing milks are modified moisturiser formulations without surfactants-the active cleaning ingredients of soaps and face washes-which remove dust and grime effectively.You need to use cleansing milk if you are exposed to pollution, dust, etc., for more than half an hour every day and also use make-up. The best way is to put cleanser on a soft facial tissue and clean your skin thoroughly. Finish by washing your face with warm water and a gentle face wash. Try: Toleriane Fluid, Toleriane by La Roche-Posay, Cetaphil Cleansing Lotion and Uriage Crme Lavante.advertisementDr Rekha Sheth is a leading cosmetic dermatologist. She is founder-president, Cosmetology Society (India) and also runs Yuva, a successful chain of skin clinics. Write to her at [email protected]last_img read more