Jamie Vardy has a better Premier League goal scoring record than Cristiano Ronaldo!

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty ImagesAdvertisement b79dNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs2txaWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1lby( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) arzWould you ever consider trying this?😱69qeCan your students do this? 🌚7bvc4Roller skating! Powered by Firework Since Leicester City won the 2015-2016 English Premier League trophy, their star striker Jamie Vardy has been the subject of admiration for the club for his fierce goal scoring expertise in the league. So fierce in fact, he has now overtaken Cristiano Ronaldo!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty ImagesIn yesterday’s 5-0 thriller against Newcastle United, Vardy secured a brace, which now adds up to a total of 85 times he has scored for the Foxes in 183 appearances, one more than Ronaldo’s 84 goals for Manchester United in 196 EPL games.The 32 year old veteran is now on par in Premier League goal scoring with Fernando Torres, Louis Saha and Eden Hazard.Advertisement Vardy arrived at the King Power Stadium in 2012 from EFL League One Fleetwood Town for a fee of just fee of £1 million, which has been a behemoth of a bargain for the club.Even though joining the English top flight football at age 27, Vardy became the 2015-16 Premier League Player of the Season and the FWA Footballer of the Year. he was also selected for the England national team in Euro 2016 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup.Advertisement Along with Vardy’s brace, Brendan Rodgers’s side managed to net in three more goals. The full back Ricardo Pereira opened up the scoreline in the 16th minute, and midfielder Wilfred Ndidi netting the last one in the 90th minute.The Magpies, unfortunately, managed to net one into their own goal, as Dennis Praet cross attempt in the Newcastle box flicked into the net from the feet of the Welsh left back Paul Dummett.Leicester City are now up to the 3rd place in the league table with 14 points. Advertisementlast_img read more

Community Builder: Penelope Thloloe

first_imgFounder: Kasi Ballet TheatreWhy is Penelope a Community Builder?Having grown up in Johannesburg’s Alexandra township, Penelope knows what it’s like to be teased about wearing pink tights. But these memories only spurred her on to fulfill her dream of becoming a professional dancer – a career that gave Penelope many opportunities to explore the world and experience new cultures.So when Penelope took her final bow as a professional dancer, she decided it was time to create the same opportunities for the children in “Kasi”, the township where she still lives.Today, Kasi Ballet Theatre is more than just a ballet school; it’s a place where young boys and girls can realise their potential and chase their dreams – and let Penelope worry about the how and the when.In her own words .“My hopes and dream for ‘my children’ is that they will not have limits when it comes to choosing their careers but, because they have been exposed to opportunities, they will be able to achieve what they’d like to achieve in life.”Fast FactsKasi Ballet Theatre comprises a ballet training academy, a youth dance company and a professional company.Kasi Ballet Theatre makes use of all the dance forms at one point or another, with ballet being the basis.One of Kasi’s young dancers was accepted into the Oprah School of Excellence. The company has danced for many dignitaries, including South Africa’s first lady, Zanele Mbeki.How can I help?Penelope has set up an “adopt a dancer” programme, where individuals and communities around the world are encouraged to sponsor a dancer and form a relationship with a special child in Alex. To find out more, visit Kasi Ballet Theatre.Story published on SAinfo on 5 August 2008.Source: Brand South Africalast_img read more

South African science scholars shine in the Sasol Solar Challenge

first_img29 September 2014Renewable energy spells big things for South Africa’s economic future, if sustainable and affordable solutions are found. Working towards making solar power a feasible source of motoring energy, the Sasol Solar Challenge invites renewable energy addicts from across the globe to compete in an eight-day country-wide endurance challenge.Held every two years under the auspices of Motorsport South Africa and the Federation Internationale de l’Automobile, the event is a collaboration between university students, lecturers, scholars, private individuals and industry and government partners.This year’s Solar Challenge kicked off on Saturday 27 September at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in Pretoria, with the Tshwane University of Technology representing Pretoria.The Solar Challenge will finish on 4 October in Cape Town and has 14 local and international teams participating, including six local universities and two schools.The teams are responsible for creating solar-powered vehicles capable of crossing some of the most gruelling terrain in South Africa. The winners will be determined through various categories that include average time and distance, average energy consumption and the teams’ vehicle’s average battery use.“We have taken a different approach to the route for the 2014 challenge. Participants will have the option to determine their daily distance travelled by completing driving loops varying from 58km to 132km to put their vehicles through the ultimate endurance test,’ said Sasol Solar Challenge director, Winstone Jordaan.“Consideration will be given to vehicles demonstrating advanced automotive technologies and environmentally conscious designs to prove their capabilities,’ he continued.He added that the competition aimed to promote the sciences among South African scholars.“The primary objective of this challenge is to promote the STEM subjects, which is science, technology, engineering and maths. Also, to get school kids involved in these fields and to give universities the opportunity to demonstrate innovation, build vehicles using sophisticated technology and to put it into practice,’ he said.Encouraging students to take up scienceThere will be a schools engagement programme at pit stops along the route to encourage South African scholars to consider studying science, technology, engineering and maths. The formal programme involves 200 schools on the route and includes a kit that explains how solar-powered vehicles work and material for pupils to build their own model solar-powered car.Naledi Pandor, minister of science and technology, was also at the event. She said, “The Sasol Solar Challenge provides practical challenges that enable students to broaden their experience by getting involved in real-world projects, international networking, practical learning, logistics and understanding the need for and the value of engineers.“The power of innovative platforms like this event validates research into electric vehicles and renewable energy.’Tendani Tsedu, CSIR media relations manager, said: “For the CSIR to be involved is very important because we do research in renewable energy – an objective of this event. We’re proud to promote the use of natural resources as opposed to fossil fuels which is harmful to the environment.’The solar challenge ends in Cape Town after travelling through Kroonstad, Bloemfontein, Colesberg, Graaff-Reinet, Port Elizabeth, Knysna and Swellendam. The main route will span approximately 2000km through the country, covering an average distance of 260km a day. Teams will have the option to expand their daily distance, by driving loops varying from 58km up to 132km. Loops can be driven more than once and have to be completed entirely in order to count. Towns that are included in these loops are Sasolburg, Deneysville, Winburg, Theunissen, Edenburg, Reddersburg, Hanover, Jansenville, Klipplaat, Stormsrivier, Heidelberg WC, Witsand and Caledon. It is expected that the top teams will reach a total of 6000km, covering at least 700km a day on average.To learn more about the Solar Challenge, visit the Facebook page or follow the Twitter account, or follow the teams on the leader board.last_img read more

Zelda Goes To The Symphony

first_imgTags:#geek culture#Nintendo#video games Both the music and multimedia presentation are preapproved by Nintendo, and Jason spent a great deal of effort to maintain the integrity of legendary Nintendo game composer Koji Kondo’s work. “That’s a heavy responsibility and I take that very seriously,” he said.Seriously indeed. Before the show, Jason showed me around backstage, where members of the 66-piece orchestra (featuring not one but two harpists because, well, it’s Zelda) and 24-voice choir were preparing for the two-act performance featuring nine pieces (and, spoiler alert: several encores) from the original Zelda themes. The orchestral adaptations were arranged by composer Chad Seiter, who’s no stranger to geek sounds with a résumé that includes Star Trek Into Darkness, Fringe, and Lost.In fact, there was no shortage of geekery in Davies Symphony Hall: the Skywalker Symphony Orchestra was the performing group on stage that night, the conductor wielded a Wind Waker baton, and the auditorium was full of fans dressed in cosplay. It felt less like going to a classical performance and more like a mini, Zelda-exclusive Comic-Con.Fans dressed as Link and Zelda (not at the symphony, though)“Once you walk through the door, you have the feeling that you’re at a video game concert. You see people dressed up… from the green tunics to Ganon costumes to Link costumes. It’s quite an atmosphere and it’s something that I strongly encourage,” Jason said.The fandom is, perhaps, the most innovative thing about Symphony of the Goddesses. The show breathes new life into the classical format, introducing the grandeur of a live orchestra to a different audience. The crowd cheered through the performance, a reminder that these were not conventional golf-clapping concertgoers. Attendees of all ages were present that night, from young symphony first-timers to grown-up geek couples — there was even a proposal during intermission!More stories from PopSugar Tech:The Californication of Mac OS X: What Could Come After MavericksHow Superman ShavesMicrosoft Office Finally Debuts To iPhone UsersInappropriate and Sexist Vintage Comic Book MomentsTumblr of the Day: Jony Ive Redesigns ThingsThe Zelda Symphony season is just kicking off touring the rest of the country through October, including tonight’s performance at the Greek Theatre in LA. And the geek concerts don’t stop with the Zelda franchise.Jason Michael Paul Productions is premiering rePLAY in October, a sequel to Play! A Video Game Symphony, which features a catalog of music from PlayStation, Nintendo, and Xbox. We’ll keep you posted on all the latest happenings on the video game concert front, but first, watch an excerpt from Symphony of the Goddesses at a 2012 show in Montreal.Link and Zelda image via Flickr user VMPastore, CC 2.0. All other photos by Nicole Nguyen and Andrew Craig/Zelda Symphony nicole nguyen 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… Editor’s note: This post was originally published by our partners at PopSugar Tech.I’m ushered into my seat as the conductor takes her place on the podium — but an ordinary night at the symphony this is not. The audience is in cosplay and the music of The Legend of Zelda begins, triggering memories of swashbuckling through Hyrule.But it’s nothing like the 246-megabit soundtrack I grew up with. No, this is Symphony of the Goddesses, a reimagining of the beloved Nintendo franchise, filling San Francisco’s Davies Symphony Hall with heroic sounds inspired by the game, while scenes from a selection of Zelda titles are projected above the musicians. The concert, now touring the US and Canada, is a must-see music experience that’s not just for gamers.After The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds‘ recent release on Nintendo 3DS, it seems fitting to relive the best musical moments of the 27-year-old franchise with the grandeur of the symphony.Even if you’ve never channeled the justice-seeking, princess-avenging, Ganon-destroying hero, Link, the spectacle of this performance and score will move you. But executive producer Jason Michael Paul wants to reassure Nintendo fans that Symphony of the Goddesses is a completely authentic Zelda experience. 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Bonleon holds off transfer to Arellano, stays with UST for academics

first_imgChurch, environmentalists ask DENR to revoke ECC of Quezon province coal plant Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. 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 Trump strips away truth with hunky topless photo tweet Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ FEU Auditorium’s 70th year celebrated with FEU Theater Guild’s ‘The Dreamweavers’ National Coffee Research Development and Extension Center brews the 2nd National Coffee Education Congress “I won’t play, I’ll just stick to being a student,” said Bonleon, who almost had his brother Mario Emmanuel join him in Arellano, in Filipino.“The people at the alumni office will be the ones who will take care of the schooling of my brother and me.”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 starsBonleon was adamant he will not play for UST if head coach Boy Sablan remains in charge of the team.And now that he’s back in UST, Bonleon said he still won’t suit up for the Tigers. Antetokounmpo arrives in Manila for charity stint MOST READ “I almost gave up my academics last year because I really want to play,” said Bonleon, who accused Sablan of favoritism among his players. UST’s Mario Bonleon. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netBeleaguered swingman Mario Bonleon of University of Santo Tomas held off his transfer to Arellano University after former Growling Tigers persuaded him to stay in España.In a message to INQUIRER.net, Bonleon said he will forego his status as a student-athlete but he will still enroll with UST for the 2017-2018 academic year.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Poonam seeks BCCI’s nod to strip

first_imgPoonam Pandey.Small-time model Poonam Pandey, who has pledged to strip if the Indian team wins the World Cup, has written to the cricket board seeking permission for the same. A letter to the BCCI reads: “I am ready and willing at any place and time of the Indian team choosing to go in the nude to boost their sporting spirit to perform better.This I say seriously, as there are many studies conducted by various universities abroad which confirms and infers that such performances/expectations boost and inspire people to perform better in any field, be it sports or otherwise. Even medical books on psychology and psychiatry confirm this. “Cricket is a religion in India. Should India lose the World Cup it would demoralise crores of Indians and people may react violently in some places.”It is therefore my humble request to allow me to perform in the privacy of the Indian cricket team’s dressing room or any other place of your choosing. (you may also choose a foreign land, so that the laws of india -if a hindrance, do not apply) “This shall be a private therapeutic performance -with a psychologist’s presence and hence cannot be an offence under any law if the team members have no objection and the BCCI gives the goahead.”The model is keen, but, is ensuring that she doesn’t get into any legal tangle. So, she has mentioned in her letter: “Only appearing in the nude in public is an offense but in private with consenting adults for a therapeutic purpose is no offense.”advertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoNewcastle striker Gayle opens door to West Brom stay

first_imgNewcastle striker Gayle opens door to West Brom stayby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNewcastle United striker Dwight Gayle says there’s a good chance of signing permanently with West Brom.Gayle scored a classy treble away at Rotherham United on Saturday to move up to 13 goals for the season.It prompted calls of ‘sign him up’ from the sold-out away end, and Gayle has left the door open for a permanent switch.”I don’t know really, it could be on the cards,” he said. “For me the most important thing is getting promoted this season and finishing in the top two.”We all know what we’ve got to do and we’ve got a lot of hard work before the end of the season to do that. I’m loving it here at the moment and hopefully that continues.” TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

a month agoZabaleta apologises to West Ham fans after Carabao Cup exit

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Zabaleta apologises to West Ham fans after Carabao Cup exitby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWest Ham United fullback Pablo Zabaleta has apologised to fans after their embarrassing Carabao Cup exit at Oxford United.Zabaleta admitted West Ham were well below-par during their 4-0 defeat at Oxford and said sorry to the travelling supporters.Stand-in captain Zabaleta told the official club website: “If you look at the performance, it’s not been anywhere near our standard and also in the way we lost was not good.”We are not the first Premier League team to be knocked out of the Carabao Cup. We saw Spurs (at Colchester) and we saw some other Premier League teams struggling to win games like that.”Obviously we just need to move on now and look at the mistakes we have made and think about Saturday (away to Bournemouth).”We return to the Premier League again and we don’t have too much time to recover. It’s only another 48 hours and we have another game and mentally we need to be strong for Saturday.”We feel sorry about the performance and sorry to the away fans who came to the game because obviously we don’t want our fans to see this kind of performance. It was just a bad night.” last_img read more

Ohio State Looking Into Braxton Miller Advocare Instagram Photo

first_imgBraxton Miller running with the football for Ohio State.COLUMBUS, OH – SEPTEMBER 19: Wide receiver Braxton Miller #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes looks to run the ball in the first quarter against the Northern Illinois Huskies at Ohio Stadium on September 19, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)Ohio State may have a Braxton Miller problem, and somehow, it isn’t related to whether he’ll be named the starting quarterback in 2015. Tuesday night, Miller may have made a mistake in promoting Advocare products on his Instagram page – something considered in violation of NCAA bylaws. According to James Grega Jr. of The Lantern, Ohio State is looking into the situation.OSU spokesman on Miller situation, “We are looking into this.” Might be nothing, but has attention of OSU athletic department— James Grega Jr. (@JGrega11) March 25, 2015Considering Ohio State’s recent history when it comes to player-related NCAA violations, expect the school to do its due diligence here. Whether Miller will be punished by either Ohio State or the NCAA remains to be seen.last_img read more