NLEX guard Kevin Alas suffers another ACL injury on same knee

first_imgThe 27-year-old Alas hurt his right knee following an awkward landing after he was fouled mid-air by Meralco forward Cliff Hodge in the Road Warriors’ win over the Bolts last Saturday at Ynares Center in Antipolo.The former Letran standout is averaging 8.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists and a steal per game through five games for NLEX, which is currently in the middle of the standings with a 2-3 record.We thank our fans for supporting @kevinlouiealas during his 2018 recovery. It is no secret that Kevin worked extremely hard to get back in fighting form for the 2019 PBA season. #ArangkadaAlas— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019 Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View comments — NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019Alas, a fearless competitor, had overcome it before and he’d get through the same hurdle again.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title LATEST STORIES Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netKevin Alas and NLEX just couldn’t catch a break.Alas, a rising star in the PBA, suffered another ACL injury in his right knee, NLEX announced on its Twitter account Monday.ADVERTISEMENT We regret to inform the public that @kevinlouiealas sustained an ACL injury on his right knee during our February 2 game against the Meralco Bolts. Our medical team is set to confirm the extent of the injury through MRI results on Tuesday, February 5. #ArangkadaAlas pic.twitter.com/4KvX2GqtGc— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers This is the same knee which was injured in last year’s Philippine Cup. According to our medical team, Kevin will be out of action for several months as he goes through another round of surgery and therapy. #ArangkadaAlas— NLEX Road Warriors (@ArangkadaNLEX) February 4, 2019It was a tough blow for Alas, who had just come back from the first ACL injury he sustained in last year’s Philippine Cup that sidelined him for 10 months.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? We hope you join us and continue to support Kevin as he overcomes this challenge as well. #ArangkadaAlas! pic.twitter.com/FTMXQTc0T8ADVERTISEMENT Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Jomary Torres aims to get back on track vs KO artist Lin Heqin Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebralast_img read more

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2020-01-18

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“We have to create a better investment environment” – Ali

first_imgPPP/C Presidential Candidate, Irfaan AliPeople’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali, says that Guyana needs to create a greater confidence and a better environment for investments, both local and foreign.Speaking at a press conference on Thursday, Ali said the PPP previously did this and that was before oil and gas. He noted that they had the largest influx of foreign direct investments.“We had the largest expansion in our economy without oil and gas. We had expansion in manufacturing and value-added and in agriculture and housing and in construction without oil and gas. So just imagine (what we can do) with oil and gas. We have the experience. We have done this before, we have delivered before. We have achieved this before, there is nothing new for us. So in terms of our capabilities to do this, we have it,” the President Candidate asserted.According to Ali, Guyana needs to ensure that there is a predictable, fair and structured defined investment plan.“It cannot be unpredictable that today, this goes for company ‘X’ and tomorrow, something else for company ‘Y’. It must be predictable, it must be fair, it must be structured and it must be defined. It must be a defined pathway as to where we want to take Guyana and where Guyana will be. And this is what we are working on, this is what we will deliver and this is what we will ensure is in place when we’re in government,” the PPP Presidential Candidate assured.Furthermore, Ali went onto point out that as it is right now, the APNU/AFC Coalition government is crowding out the private sector.“The government is crowding out investment in the private sector, because they’re outstripping the Private Sector in borrowing in the commercial banks. We have to ensure that government does not crowd out the private sector so that the private sector would have opportunity to access capital at a cheaper rate and so on,” he stressed.Recent events in the local political sphere has caused much uneasiness among local private sector bodies. Many of these agencies have warned that the current political climate has been negatively impacting economic activities here.But Government has dismissed this with President David Granger last month saying that this was a “misinterpretation” of the situation on the ground, adding that it was “unfortunate” that the business community feels this way.However, in the height of political uncertainty up until last month when the no-confidence motion cases were in the local courts, several members of the diplomatic community here had also voiced concerns on the impact the political situation can have on potential investment opportunities.Questioned whether similar feedback is being received from United States investors looking to do business in Guyana, US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch’s responded in the negative She explained that she has been predominantly talking to local businesses and US companies already on the ground here and this does not seem to be an issue right now.According to the new US diplomat, her country will continue to encourage investments in Guyana especially now on the heels of first oil, which she reiterated, will only bring betterment for Guyanese.“Again, with the 5.5 billion barrels of reserves, and that’s just one sector, but what that will do for the country in terms of other industries being able to be spun off from that and rise and grow is really tremendous. So we’re very much interested in looking at increased trading and investment opportunities for US businesses and we will be encouraging them to look at Guyana,” she stressed.But in the same breath, however, Ambassador Lynch said that Guyana can do better when it comes to the way business is being done here.“On the surface, there is some thought that Guyana could do a bit better on easing the way of doing business. So in order words, allowing businesses to start up quicker, faster and making the regulations less bureaucratic so that there are more opportunities for more businesses to get up and going quicker,” Ambassador Lynch asserted during a sit-down interview with sections of the local media fraternity on Monday.This, the US diplomat explained, would create an enabling environment not just for huge companies such as ExxonMobil – the US oil giant preparing to for production early next year having discovered some 5.5 billion barrels of oil offshore Guyana – but for smaller companies as well to thrive and develop with the potential to create jobs in the long run.The US Ambassador, like Ali, also pointed out that the private sector generally wants stability and predictability.“In my experience, the thing what most private sector want is stability and predictability so they can do their business… So those are very specific areas (and) I think it’s something that Guyana should want and make sure that they do continue to make improvements and get a handle on (that), so that trade and investments can thrive here and I think that there is a great possibility that they can do that,” she contended.Over the years, Guyana has been ranking low on ease of doing business indices. In fact, the most recent report from the World Bank last November showed that there was a decline in investors’ confidence here. The World Bank’s 2018 Report rated Guyana 134 among 190 economies in the ease of doing business, eight places down from 2017’s 126 global ranking.last_img read more

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2020-01-12

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Weekly MP Report from Jay Hill

first_imgIf you would like to keep up to date on the latest federal news, alerts, programs and initiatives, go to www.news.gc.ca. MP Report by Jay Hill, M.P.“News to Know from Ottawa”It may be hot and hazy, but it’s been far from a lazy summer in Ottawa so far. Many Canadians may be surprised to learn that the Senate is still sitting as Senators work hard to pass important and time-sensitive Government legislation. I’ll provide you with an update on that next week. There have also been a number of recent events and program launches that will benefit Canadians.- Advertisement -This week Canadians bid farewell to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth after a very successful Royal Tour. To commemorate the event, the Government of Canada is making contributions to three charitable foundations on Her Majesty’s behalf. The Queen requested that contributions be made to charitable organizations providing support to youth and Canadian military personnel and their families.Each of the following charities will receive $100,000: The Tim Horton’s Children’s Foundation, which provides a fun-filled camp environment for children from economically-disadvantaged homes; The True Patriot Love Foundation, which raises funds for programs to improve the well-being and morale of Canadian military personnel and their families; and, the Royal Canadian Naval Benevolent Fund, which promotes the well-being of current and former members of the naval forces and their families.On the other side of the world, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was successful in securing China’s agreement to formally lift the ban on Canadian boneless beef under thirty months. Following the BSE crisis, Canada is the first country to have our beef re-introduced in China and this is largely due to intensive negotiations and a series of trade missions conducted by Minister Ritz and other federal ministers.Advertisement On the same day, it was announced that the Government of Canada is now accepting applications for the Abattoir Competitiveness Program and Slaughter Waste Innovation Program. These programs, which were announced in the 2010 Jobs and Growth budget, will help the Canadian cattle industry overcome a number of challenges it has faced over the last several years, such as BSE. For more information, go to agr.gc.ca.Another initiative by our Conservative Government that kicked in this week was the ban on flavoured tobacco products. The Cracking Down on Tobacco Marketing Aimed at Youth Act became law last October but it included a transition period for retailers and manufacturers.The sale of cigarettes, little cigars and blunt wraps that contain additives, including flavouring agents, is now prohibited. These products were primarily marketed towards young people and advertising restrictions for tobacco products have also been imposed to reduce their marketing to youth.Later this month, I will be speaking to the Terrace Chamber of Commerce about the Northwest Transmission powerline (NTL) and touring the Red Chris Mine site. The NTL is a critical, long-overdue infrastructure project supported by our Conservative Government to help advance new economic opportunities for all of northern BC. It will also benefit our environment at the same time by removing the need for remote communities and mining sites to rely upon diesel generated powerAdvertisementlast_img read more

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2020-01-12

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Cheaters paying the price

first_imgCheating again is the hot topic at Daytona International Speedway before NASCAR’s biggest race of the year, Sunday’s Daytona 500. Three of NASCAR’s biggest stars – Matt Kenseth, Kasey Kahne and Michael Waltrip – were penalized for cheating during qualifying. Kahne and Kenseth, both Chase qualifiers from a year ago, were caught with illegally altered cars. Michael Waltrip’s car was discovered to have a foreign substance in the intake manifold of the engine and was confiscated by NASCAR. Kahne and Kenseth have lost their crew chiefs for the first four races of the year. Their teams also were fined $50,000 each. But unlike in years past, Kahne and Kenseth were docked 50 points, putting them in the hole before the green flag even drops on the season opener. Sadler and Riggs were given 25-point penalties and their crew chiefs were suspended for the first two races of the year. Waltrip and his crew suffered the biggest penalty of all Wednesday. Crew chief David Hyder was suspended indefinitely and fined $100,000. Team director Bobby Kennedy also was kicked out indefinitely. Waltrip was docked 100 points, but will be allowed to participate in today’s races that determine the field for the Daytona 500. NASCAR officials would not reveal what they found in Waltrip’s intake manifold, but a person with knowledge of the investigation told the Associated Press it was a form of jet fuel. Evernham Motorsports, the flagship of the Dodge teams, was hit especially hard when the teams for Elliott Sadler and Scott Riggs also were penalized. Kahne, Sadler and Riggs drive for owner Ray Evernham. NASCAR promised to get tougher on rule breakers and to its credit, it followed through. center_img NASCAR chairman and CEO Brian France said during his annual state of the sport address that penalties are going to be more severe for teams that cheat. How severe is yet to be determined, but if this week’s penalties are any indication, they are still not severe enough. “You can’t expect with 120cars, thousands of rules that are out there, that some teams are either going to intentionally cross the line or inadvertently cross the line,” France said. “Either way, it’s our job to protect the integrity of the sport.” It’s also France’s job to keep NASCAR in the spotlight. Oscar Wilde had a philosophy on this: Something along the lines of there is no such thing as bad publicity. In Kenseth’s case, holes were discovered in the wheel wells of his car. Apparently this creates less wind resistance and a more aerodynamic car, which at Daytona is probably the biggest advantage a car can have. Despite some of the unwanted, yet widespread, attention cheaters bring to NASCAR, France made it clear in his address that he wants to see it come to an end. “It will be undeniable that when you keep pushing the system and test the integrity of the sport, we will do whatever it takes,” he said. “That doesn’t mean you go out and get somebody in the electric chair, but it does mean you step up the penalties to a level that makes it a true deterrent.” THIS WEEK NEXTEL CUP Daytona 500 Site: Daytona Beach, Fla. Schedule: Thursday, Gatorade Duel 150-mile qualifying races (Speed Channel, 11a.m.); Sunday, race (FOX, 11 a.m.). Track: Daytona International Speedway (tri-oval, 2.5 miles, 31 degrees banking in turns). Race distance: 500 miles, 200 laps. BUSCH SERIES Orbitz 300 Site: Daytona Beach, Fla. Schedule: Friday, qualifying (ESPN2, noon); Saturday, race (ESPN2, 10:15 a.m.). Track: Daytona International Speedway. Race distance: 300 miles, 120 laps. CRAFTSMAN TRUCKS SERIES Chevy Silverado HD 250 Site: Daytona Beach, Fla. Schedule: Thursday, qualifying, 4 p.m.; Friday, race (Speed Channel, 5 p.m.). Track: Daytona International Speedway. Race distance: 250 miles, 100 laps. – The Associated Press 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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2020-01-11

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Barcelona starlet set to disappoint Arsenal and Chelsea

first_imgArsenal and Chelsea target Munir wants to stay at Barcelona and is ready to extend his contract, according to sources in Spain.Both Premier League clubs, as well as Bayern Munich and PSG, have  been linked with the teen ace, who is the latest exciting youngster to break into the first team at Barca.It had been suggested that the chasing pack had been encouraged by the lack of guaranteed first-team football for Munir, who has made five La Liga appearances so far this term.But now, according to Spanish newspaper Sport, the 19-year-old is ready to discuss a new deal and commit his future to the club.Munir’s former agent Antonio Gabaldon said: “Munir is happy at Barcelona. He wants to stay. There will be no problem to negotiate.” 1 Munir last_img read more

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2020-01-06

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Exclusive – Warnock not bitter over Palace sacking as axed boss hails Pardew appointment

first_imgNeil Warnock has told talkSPORT he believes Alan Pardew is the ideal choice to succeed him as Crystal Palace manager.Pardew is expected to be confirmed as Palace’s new boss on Tuesday after a compensation deal was agreed with Newcastle.Warnock, dismissed just four months into his reign after the 3-1 Boxing Day defeat to Southampton, believes Eagles chairman Steve Parish had the 53-year-old lined up for the job well before his sacking.But he insists he holds no ill-feeling towards the club, as he always expected it to be a short-term appointment, and has backed Pardew to be a big hit at Selhurst Park.Warnock, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, said: “When I went in to get my desk tidied [Palace coach] Ronnie Jepson said to me, ‘gaffer they have got somebody else, it can’t as come as quick as that’.“I suppose in Premier League football they go over a matter of weeks and I know the chairman knows Alan well.“You’ll laugh but when we were at Newcastle for my first game [as Palace boss], Alan was getting so much stick and I remember pulling him after the game and saying, ‘this is the club for you, this is your next club’.“I only wanted this season to try and help them stabilise after the terrible blow they had when Tony Pulis left. There were no standout candidates and I said to the chairman then that he might as well put me in charge and then wait for one that is going to take the club on and this is it. I think Alan is a great appointment.“He will be given a long contract, which is needed because the infrastructure at Palace is very poor, Premier League-wise, and he will get the chance [to change things].”Warnock won just three of his 16 Premier League games in charge in his second spell as Palace boss and left with the club sitting in the bottom three.But the 66-year-old claims his team were hindered by the terrible state of their Selhurst Park pitch and believes, with that issue soon to be sorted, they can storm up the table under Pardew.“The pitch has been terrible at home,” he said. “When you come and play on it once like the away teams do, it is not bad psychologically.“We have been reported by every team in the Premier League and that is why it is being ripped up.“Mentally, the lads couldn’t do the kilometres that they could do away from home. They were miles short, especially our wide players, which is our main threat.“It was like running on sand on times, so it has hampered them, and that will change now. I still don’t think they are far away. All we wanted was a striker and a left-sided defender.“I think I can hold my head up with the way we played, with what we had and the tools we had at our disposal. Every manager makes mistakes, but we have given them a fighting chance.“I think in the fight for survival we have miles more than anybody else. I can even see them going up as high as they did last year, 11th or 12th, with Alan.”Warnock is being linked with a swift return to management with Glasgow Rangers, with the bookmakers making him second favourite to succeed Ally McCoist.When quizzed on the links to the SPL side, he responded: “Oh my goodness. That’s a fantastic club, but I’ve watched seven episodes of Downton Abbey in the last few days. You miss out on things like that. Things are not all doom and gloom!”last_img read more

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2020-01-06

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WORLD CUP MISERY FOR DONEGAL WORLD CUP HERO HOUGHTON

first_imgRay Houghton pictured with Keadue Rovers underage players when he visited the county in 2012.Former Irish World Cup hero Ray Houghton, revered for scoring that memorable goal against Italy in the Giants Stadium in New Jersey has been sent home from the World Cup in Brazil after falling ill.Houghton was born in Glasgow and grew up there, but he qualified to play for Ireland because his father was born in Buncrana.Houghton was in Brazil for RTE as part of their team which is currently covering the 2014 World Cup. Houghton works as a pundit and as a commentator for RTE, and was due to take his place in the gantry along with seasoned commentator George Hamilton for the quarter-final clash between Costa Rica and Holland.However, just hours before he was set to commentate on the match, Houghton was rushed to hospital after being struck down by the mystery illness.Once medics gave him the green light to fly home RTE chiefs made emergency arrangements to fly Houghton back to the UK.It is believed that Houghton suffered hypertension, which is a major cause of stroke and heart attacks. Houghton also scored a memorable goal against England at the European Championships against England in 1988.Houghton visited Donegal in 2012 and toured the county visiting a whole host of junior and intermediate clubs in Donegal. WORLD CUP MISERY FOR DONEGAL WORLD CUP HERO HOUGHTON was last modified: July 7th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:BrazilbuncranadonegalIllnessnewsRay HoughtonRTESportWORLD CUPlast_img read more

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2019-12-25

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Women’s Tennis Closes Out Fall Season At USTA/ITA Central Regional Championship

first_imgThe full Bulldog squad will be in action with five of the six receiving a bye in the round of 256. Sophomore Joely Lomas will begin action for Drake against South Dakota State’s Molly Crum in the round of 256. The rest of the team will play their first singles match on Thursday, starting 11 a.m. USTA/ITA Central Regional Championship Draws The doubles draw will being on Friday morning. Action will get underway at 8 a.m. on Thursday with the finals slotted for Monday. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team is set play at the USTA/ITA Central Regional Championships in Minneapolis on Thursday, hosted by Minnesota. Story Links The ITA Central Regional Championships will conclude the fall season for the Bulldogs. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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2019-12-24

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49ers Deebo Samuel won’t hold out, learning curve awaits

first_imgSANTA CLARA – Rookie Deebo Samuel officially signed Thursday and is on his way to catching presumably hundreds of passes for the 49ers. When training camp starts Friday, however, he’s got a lot of catching up to do.Samuel missed the final couple weeks of the offseason program with a minor hip issue.Then, before he flew Thursday from North Carolina to the Bay, he missed out on Jimmy Garoppolo’s informal passing sessions with the 49ers incumbent wide receivers at San Jose State in recent days.C …last_img read more

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2019-12-20

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Simphiwe Dana: diva divine

first_img20 November 2007Fresh from a two-month tour of Europe, Simphiwe Dana enthuses about the response to the international release of her album Zandisile. “It’s been amazing,” the singer says. “If I wasn’t an Aquarian I would have flown away now from all the excitement.”At the core of this triumph is her belief in music that speaks to the heart and transcends the barriers of language.Dana’s music is a warm multi-layered mix that is at once spiritual and sophisticated. It overlays the rich harmonies of traditional choral music and gospel with a slick urban jazz groove. The vocals take centre stage in her compositions. She works out the melody a capella and then adds layer after layer of harmonies and simple instrumentation to achieve the resonance and depth of sound.Born in rural Gcuwa and raised in Lusikisiki, Dana completed her schooling at the Vela Private School in Mthatha. She went on to study graphic design and received her national diploma in information technology. “From my music you can tell I’m a graphic designer,” Dana says. Style and structure are central to everything she does – from her songs to her renowned fashion sense.ChildhoodIn her biography on the Gallo Records site, Simphiwe paints an idyllic picture of her childhood in Lusikisiki. “Sunrays glittered over the hills of Lusikisiki village, Transkei, Eastern Cape, barefoot and with a bucket of water drawn from the nearest river on my head; I would chant ceremonial circumcision and wedding songs,” she says. It was here that her decision always to have music in her life was made.However, in an e-mail interview with Madiba Action, she also acknowledges the hardships of her early years. She and her sister, Siphokazi, were sent to live with her grandparents while her mother was a student nurse.“My earliest memory is eMgagasi, a place around Butterworth. We did not really see life as difficult there; almost everyone around us lived the same. Almost everyone made a fire to cook and thus needed firewood … or they used the primus stove when they could afford the paraffin. Almost everyone ate from their gardens and thus had to keep them well maintained. Almost no one had new clothes or good clothes, and shoes were a luxury a very few could afford.”By the age of four or five, she and her sister were already part of the family’s struggle to survive.“As children we accepted our environment and found a way to weave our playtime into the time for chores. So when we went to fetch water, we went in groups of at least five, and we’d sing, tell stories and jokes, and chase each other on our way there.“When we went to gather wood, we made sure we explored the river and forest for wild fruit and just wild encounters with nature. When the chores were done, the games still continued until sunset.”‘I missed my mother’Dana admits that pain of separation from her mother was what she suffered most. I “missed my mother a great deal. I missed her until I felt I could not miss her any more, and then I missed her even more.”However, she remains philosophical about the experience. “So I learnt from an early age how to go at it on my own. I learnt to appreciate what I had because it was all I felt I had in the world in the end. I vowed that I would take seriously the talents that the Divine gave me and give life a serious go.“Maybe not necessarily a fair lesson for a child,” she concedes, “but one that would help me shape my life.”Despite this temporary separation, Simphiwe’s mother continued to be a powerful influence on her life. She describes her as a strong woman, with a beautiful natural singing voice and a firm belief in God. “The only way to move closer to God is through music,” Simphiwe maintains.The difficulties she has overcome have undeniably added a depth and maturity to her music that took the critics by surprise when the young musician’s first album, Zandisile, was released in 2004.The title track was written for her own daughter, Zazi, but as she told CLASSICfeel Online, it is “a message for all the black youth of our country. If I ever was not there to help them and they felt confused and uncertain about life, they can listen to the words of my songs and hopefully get encouragement and inspiration.”Mending through musicAnother turning point in her life happened in September 2005 en route to a performance in Vereeniging. Eight months pregnant at the time with her son Phalo, Simphiwe was seriously injured in a car accident.Her unborn child was unharmed but Simphiwe had glass removed from both her eyes and today still bears a jagged scar on her right cheek. From the time of the accident until the birth of her son, she was forced to wrestle with and face her fears and insecurities.Of this time, she says simply, “I have scars internally and externally that I need to mend through my music – it is my rebirth.”Indeed, the evidence is in the album The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street, which was released the year after the accident. It won Simphiwe industry acclaim in the form of four more SAMA awards, in addition to the two she’d already received for her debut album.The title of her latest album speaks about the essence of Steve Biko’s message -that you must first love and respect yourself in order to love others.On Bantu Biko Street“Steve Biko was basically saying that the mind is the oppressor’s tool against the oppressed. The oppressor, just by changing the way you see yourself, has won the war. He was saying the mind is the stage for the last battle for our humanness, and if we win this one, we will win all the other ones.“Knowing yourself and having faith in your capabilities comes from an intense love for life, for the Divine in you. When you start seeing the Divine in you, you cannot help seeing the Divine in others.”In the context of South Africa’s apartheid past, she agrees that this is a message which resonates particularly strongly in Biko’s home province of the Eastern Cape. “Now imagine how you would feel if someone insults that . We were not created to fight each other, but to work together for a bigger realisation of life.”Her intense spiritual awareness, big successes and personal struggles have brought the divine Ms Dana to a balanced perspective on life.“I find that the things that are most important stand out like stars in the dark. Being with and loving your family and friends being one of them,” she says and reiterates quickly, “Giving life your best shot still another one – one way to glorify the Divine.”DISCOGRAPHY2004 – Zandisile2005 SAMA Awards:Best Vocal Jazz AlbumBest Newcomer2006 – The One Love Movement on Bantu Biko Street2007 SAMA Awards:Best Female ArtistAlbum of the YearBest Contemporary Jazz AlbumBest Vocal Jazz Album This article was first published in Eastern Cape Madiba Action. Republished here with kind permission.last_img read more

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2019-12-19

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