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The Government of Italy proposes to close all stadiums for a month

first_imgThe scientific committee wanted by Prime Minister Conte will disseminate the advice to citizens in the next few hours, applicable to the whole territory and not only to the red zones, the sources of contagion: it is requested to keep a distance of two meters, avoid hugs, stay at home for people over 65 and for those who suffer from fever, and also cancel for a month “any type of demonstration, also sporting, that does not allow maintaining distances”.Most likely, according to ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’, is that This measure leads to play all the matches of the football championship behind closed doors until April, in all fields of the country. With Juventus-Milan postponed and the debate on the new date of the six games postponed last day put on the table, Government recommendations on the coronavirus emergency could close the entire Bel Paese sport to the public for a month.last_img read more


Jaguars sink Canada for 5th straight win

first_imgRegional Super50 Tournament…– Windies B trounce VolcanoesRaymon Reifer hit his second straight half-century to fortify the Guyana Jaguars’ hold on the top spot with a four-wicket victory over Canada at the Brian Lara Cricket Academy on Monday.Reifer hit five fours and one six in an unbeaten 61 from 73 balls to collect his third half-century of the Tournament, as the Jaguars successfully chased 206 for victory to log their fifth straight win.Reifer shared a 79-run partnership for the fifth wicket with wicketkeeper/batsman Anthony Bramble to get the Jags back on course, after they stumbled to 96 for four in the 20th over.After Bramble, whose 44 came off 40 balls, and Ricardo Adams were dismissed in the space of seven balls, Reifer found Romario Shepherd a steady ally and they ushered the Jaguars to victory with 65 balls remaining.Off-spinner Nikhil Dutta bagged 3-41 from 10 overs for the Canadians.Nitish Kumar led Canada’s batting with 51 off 72 balls and there were a handful of other batsmen who got starts without carrying on, as the North American side reached 205 for seven off their allocation of 50 overs.The most stable period of play for Canada came when Dutta and his captain, David Jacobs added 62 for the seventh wicket.Jacobs was not out on 34, Ravindu Gunasekera made 34, Dutta got 29 and Navneet Dhaliwal added 20.Veerasammy Permaul took 2-26 from 10 overs to lead the Jags’ bowling.Guyana’s Imlach stars for Windies B against VolcanoesFormer West Indies Under-19 wicketkeeper/batsman Tevin Imlach scored an undefeated half century playing for the West Indies B team in this year’s Regional Super50.Playing at historic Queen’s Park Oval, the defending champions, Windward Islands Volcanoes batting first managed only 227-9 in their 50 overs. The Volcanoes had a horrific start with the score on 40-5 in the 12th over. However, former West Indies Under-19 Captain Emmanuel Stewart, Ryan John and all-rounder Kaveem Hodge offered resistance with scores of 56, 44, and 78 respectively.Speedsters Alzarri Joseph and Chemar Holder bowled brilliantly for the West Indies B team, who were confident in chasing down the modest total set by the defending champs. The duo grabbed 3-54 from 10 overs and 2-37 from 8 overs respectively.Chasing 228 for victory, the West Indies B team lost young opening batsmen Keagan Simmons and Kimani Melius for ducks in the first over of the chase without a run being scored. Windies B continued to stumble as they were reduced to 70-5 in the 24th over as the target seemed distant. With only five wickets in the shed, Odean Smith, who is more known for his aggressive fast bowling, arrived at the batting crease with Imlach as the duo shared 80 runs in a sixth-wicket partnership. Smith batted with intent as he led the fightback, scoring a belligerent 64. Imlach continued to anchor the Windies B innings and was once again in the thick of things as he was involved in an unbroken eight-wicket partnership with Jeavor Royal. Imlach and Royal put on 63 runs together to take their team to victory with 19 balls remaining in the innings. Dependable Imlach was not out on 57 from 110 deliveries with Royal being the other not out batsman on 44 from 38 balls. Left-arm spinner Larry Edwards continued his tremendous bowling form picking up 4-47 in his allotted 10 overs and Kaveem Hodge, another left-arm spinner, bowled economically finishing with figures of 2-15 in 10 overs.The Windies B team have managed their second win in this Regional Super50 while defending champions Windwards have continued their losing ways with their third successive defeat. (Brandon Corlette)last_img read more


Support is being provided for people with dementia and their caregivers by the B.C. Government

first_imgVANCOUVER, B.C. – The government is providing $2.7 in funding towards the First Link initiative for people living in British Columbia with dementia and their caregivers will; continue to receive help.“Receiving a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s or another form of dementia can feel overwhelming and isolating for patients and families,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health. “This funding for the First Link program will help make sure people are supported to learn about the disease, how to cope with the changes and plan for the future.”First Link, administered by the Alzheimer Society of B.C., provides support to people with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia throughout the progression of the disease. There are more than 18,000 people connected to First Link.- Advertisement -Parliamentary Secretary for Seniors, Dix and Anne Kang, made the announcement ahead of joining the Investors Group Walk for Alzheimer’s in Vancouver, to show support for British Columbians facing dementia.“The support of a community can go a long way in helping people with dementia and their families,” Kang said. “First Link is an important resource for connecting them to support groups and fitness and social programs, and helping ensure that they are acknowledged, supported and included.”The Alzheimer Society of B.C. runs several programs to support and educate people living with dementia and their families. These include First Link and Minds in Motion, a fitness and social program open to people in the early stages of dementia and their care partners, where they can participate in light exercise, fun activities and social time.Advertisement “The Alzheimer Society of B.C. is grateful for the B.C. Ministry of Health’s commitment to British Columbians living with dementia,” said Maria Howard, chief executive officer of the Alzheimer Society of B.C. “This funding for First Link dementia support is vital for ensuring that people affected by the disease have access to programs and services that will help them build the confidence and skills to live as well as possible.”According to the government. supporting First Link is part of the commitment to strengthen the supports and services available to seniors. Government is investing $1.048 billion by 2021 to improve care for seniors, including investments in primary care, home health, residential care and assisted living. This will include $75 million over the next three years to expand respite care adult day programs and $240 million by 2021 to increase direct care hours for seniors to an average of 3.36 hours per patient per day.The government shares, more educational spaces for health-care assistants are being created in 11 post-secondary institutions across B.C. Through the Health Sector Statutes Repeal Act, continuity of care for seniors will improve with improved job security and stability for health care staff.To read more about First Link; CLICK HEREAdvertisement To read more about Alzheimer’s disease; CLICK HERElast_img read more


When Man United pick these players in the PL they are more likely to win

first_img 3 3 Man United’s pursuit for a top four spot was rocked last weekend as the Red Devils fell to Southampton 1-0.Up next for Louis van Gaal’s side is relegation strugglers QPR, a match United must win if they are to get back on track.But who should Van Gaal select? Well, we’ve got the answer, by revealing the three United players with the best win percentages.Click the arrows to see who feature.*All stats correct up to 14 January 2015SEE THE MAN UNITED PLAYERS WITH THE HIGHEST LOSS PERCENTAGES THIS SEASON HERE 3 3. Marcos Rojo has the third highest win rate percentage (60 per-cent) of Man United players to have made at least 10 appearances so far* this season – Click the arrow above to see which players have an even better record – The Argentine international has looked a little hot-headed at times this season, but more often than not it has been rewarded, with Rojo emerging on the winning side in 60 per-cent of his league appearances for United so far this season. 2. Antonio Valencia boasts a Premier League win rate of 62.5 per-cent so far this season – Click the arrow to see which Man United player has the BEST win rate… – The Ecuadorian star has been one of the few consistent performers for Man United this season, so it’s no wonder that he has caught the eye of manager Louis van Gaal. 1. Darren Fletcher – 63.6 per-cent win rate with Man United in the Premier League so far this season – The Man United veteran has endured two horrific years, but it finally looks as though he is getting his career back on track. A calming influence in midfield, it is easy to see why Louis van Gaal has turned to him on a number of occasions this season.last_img read more


Gor, AFC threaten to pull out of CAF competitions

first_imgGor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier. PHOTO/Raymond Makhaya.Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier, said they would hold a crisis meeting later Tuesday where they would write to continental body, CAF, stating their withdrawal from the 2018 African Champions League.“A one-way air ticket is costing Sh3.5m, accommodation, Sh3m and we will need Sh10m for one match, to and from and we cannot sustain that budget,” Rachier said after the announcement of withdrawal.“Our gate collections are not enough to cater for that expense and also pay players and technical bench, we are in dilemma. This is tantamount to killing football in the country. No Kenyan club is going to successfully stay in the 2018 KPL,” Rachier lamented.AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left) in a past KPL match.Photo/FILEHis Leopards counterpart, Dan Mule, also said his team who won the 2017 GOtv Shield will follow suit and pull out from the 2018 CAF Confederations Cup.“We have no sponsors right now. We are going to withdraw from CAF assignments. We are urging other like-minded corporates to emulate SportPesa and support community clubs in Kenya. I don’t know how we will pay the 10 international players we have signed ahead of the season,” Mule told.Besides Gor and Leopards, other organisations staring at a bleak future include Football Kenya Federation, Kenya Rugby Union (KRU) and the Boxing Association of Kenya are the federations affected by the move to terminate their biggest source of funding.SportPesa was also catering for the bulk of the pay for newly hired national football team head coach, Belgian Paul Put and Technical Director, Andreas Spiers from Germany.KRU boss Richard Omwela showing letter from SportPesa.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe Kenyan Premier League (football), National Boxing League as well as the annual Super 8 grassroots football tournament are the domestic competitions that will be affected by the move.“The cancellation of this contract forces us to completely re-examine our structures and we immediately call upon the government to step into the breach and provide the necessary support as guided by the Sports Act,” KRU said in a statement.“Our 2018 calendar includes the Rugby Africa Championships for our U20s in April, Lionesses participation at the HSBC Women’s Sevens World Series qualifiers in Hong Kong and as well as the Commonwealth Games, and the Women’s Africa  Cup 7s in September,” KRU added.Second division side; Nakuru AllStars FC and Kenya Harlequins (Rugby) are the other teams lost their main sponsors on Tuesday.World Boxing Council women’s Super-bantamweight champion, Fatuma Zarika, local rally driver, Leonardo Varese and a number of grassroot tournaments are others affected by the drastic move.“This tax is on revenue before we pay the other tax, SportPesa we are here to stay and we will try to be efficient and unfortunately, we have to drop sponsorships,” Karauri emphasised.Karauri who is also the Association of Gaming Operators in Kenya, called on President Uhuru Kenyatta to initiate dialogue to resolve the standoff pledging SportPesa would make a swift return to sports if an amicable solution is found.“No one has called me to come and talk, request the President to sit down with me as the chairman of the AGOK so that we come to a solution.  I remain optimistic but our attempts at dialogue have not been fruitful.“We will appeal the case since it was grounded on equity and fairness in taxation. You can only be optimistic for so long, we cannot shoulder the burden and keep our employees and business running. We will be very limited in what we can do,” the CEO noted.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000AFC Leopards chairman Dan Mule (left), SportPesa CEO Ronald Karuri (center) and Gor Mahia chairman Ambrose Rachier during the meeting when the title sponsor reinstated the partenership.PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 2 – Following the cancellation of all local sports sponsorship by betting firm SportPesa, Kenya’s representatives at the 2018 CAF assignments, Gor Mahia and AFC Leopards have hinted they will withdraw from the competition due to financial constraints.On Tuesday, the betting firm dropped the bombshell after losing a case last week in the country’s High Court challenging the implementation of a 35 percent Government tax on revenue that came in force on Monday.last_img read more


GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY MINORS EARN FANTASTIC WIN OVER MALIN

first_img***Seniors/Reserves: Div 2 League***B’iad foirne Baile na nGalloglach na cuairteoirí go Páirc Naomh Fionán Dé Sathairn seo chaite. Bhain an fhoireann tacaíochta Cloich Cheann Fhaola 1-17|2-06, ach bhí droch lá ag an foireann sinsir agus chaill siad 0-10|2-09. Tosaítear an Chraobh ar an Satharn seo, 14ú Bealtaine. Tá Cloich Cheann Fhaola sa bhaile in éadan Aodh Ruadh ar 6:00 agus 7:30. Guímid gach rath ar ár sinsir agus ar ár fhoireann tacaíochta. Our reserves & Seniors played Milford at home on Saturday evening last. Under the miserable playing conditions our reserves came out with a 1-17|2-06 win, while a depleted Senior team lost with a final score of 0-10|2-09. Our teams turn their focus to Championship this weekend when they welcome Aodh Ruadh on Saturday evening, May 14th, reserves 6:00 and seniors 7:30 pm. We would like to see a large crowd down to support the teams in their first championship game of the season! Best of luck to the teams and management. ***Lá na gClubanna**** Many thanks to those of you who came out to celebrate Lá na gClubanna with us on Sunday past! Special thanks to all those who helped in organising the day, to our club President Fr Sean for officiating our mass at the pitch and to Fr Quinn for concelebrating the mass; thanks to all those who helped during the mass, Martin Terry for organising the sound system, to Mary McClafferty for organising the tea/refreshments, and to our U-10/U-12 teams for putting on a great display on the pitch that afternoon! Thanks to Kevin Scanlon & Denis Doohan for organising the quiz night! A great afternoon was had by all!***Club Lotto***The 1st draw was held Wednesday, May 4th at the bingo in Ostan Loch Altan. The numbers drawn were 2,5,8,13,14,15. There was no Jackpot winner! As the jackpot didn’t go we had 2 match 5 winners : Frank McDaid (who picked up a ticket on his way into the bingo!!) and Patrick McClafferty. They share the €100 match 5 prize -each getting €50! Congratulations to you both!!  Next draw takes place Wednesday, May 11th. ***Minors***Well done to our minors who beat Malin last week 4-14 to 0-9 pts in the Northern Board Div 2 League Final! We wish them all the best in the county semi-final! ***U-12’s***Great start to our under 12’s last Wednesday night (May 4th) ; they played a great game against St Eunans: final score CCF 8.12 St Eunans 5.06! Well done boys! ***100 Club Winners – April*** Congratulations to the following winners:€500 Brian Dolan€100 each to Mary B McGee, Hailey Doohan, Pat & Neil Kelly, Danny & Caolán McNulty and Owen & Kathleen Coyle.GAA NEWS: CLOUGHANEELY MINORS EARN FANTASTIC WIN OVER MALIN was last modified: May 10th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:CloughaneelyGAASportlast_img read more


DONEGAL DANCE SENSATION CHOSEN BY RTE SHOW TO MAKE HIS OWN VIDEO

first_imgA nine year-old Donegal schoolboy has been chosen to make his own DANCE VIDEO for hit RTE show ‘POP UP POPSTAR’.Patrick Gill is frim Buncrana and attends the renowned Elite Dance Academy in the town. Patrick A.K.A ‘Paddy Popper’ was selected along with NINE others to star in their own videos following thousands of entries into the show. The talented young dancer will make his very own dance video on RTE’s POP UP POPSTAR which is a new TV show coming this September.The dancers were choreographed by the world famous dancer AJ O’Neil.Last Tuesday ‘Paddy Popper’ travelled to Dublin with his very Suportive Mum and Dad Jeanette and Denver. Paddy filmed ALL day and absolutely loved the experience of shooting his own video.Patrick is an amazing talented dancer who specialises in ‘Popping’ hence why he got the name PADDY POPPER. He has many skills beyond his years from Hiphop to Breakdancing to Flips he has it all!He currently holds the Under 12 Popping Championship title and this October he has his hopes set on the All Ireland title.His dance teacher Clare Mc Carron and all his fellow dance friends at Elite Dance Academy are so proud of him and can’t wait to see him on TV this September!#paddypopper DONEGAL DANCE SENSATION CHOSEN BY RTE SHOW TO MAKE HIS OWN VIDEO was last modified: June 17th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnewslast_img read more


Should Lukaku be sent out on loan?

first_imgFulham and Stoke City are among the clubs interested in a loan deal for Romelu Lukaku. But after the striker scored twice against Seattle Sounders, Chelsea boss Roberto Di Matteo made it clear he wanted to see more of him in action before making a decision on his future.[poll id=”26″]See also: Chelsea boss will not rush Lukaku decisionFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img


Big Science in Crisis of Trust

first_img(Visited 37 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0 A flurry of recent articles underscore the absolute necessity for integrity in science.America is having a crisis of faith in science, worries Science Magazine in its May 1, 2015 issue. Todd L. Pitensky of Stony Brook University offers six suggestions to restore confidence, including transparency, humility, righteous indignation at misconduct, and other character qualities.Numerous psychological experiments published in journals fail reproducibility tests, says Nature. Only 39% of results could be reproduced.The American Psychological Association is being hit with charges about collusion with the CIA on “torture” of Gitmo prisoners, says Science Magazine, which takes a left-leaning position on this controversial issue.A fierce debate is going on right now about the ethics of editing human embryos, reports Nature. NIH director Francis Collins reiterated America’s ban on the practice, Nature says—at least for now, as western societies fret over the ramifications of China’s frontier experiments on genetic manipulation of embryos.Science Magazine reports that a House panel is holding hearings about “politically driven science.” The AAAS, as expected, justifies all science and is finger-pointing at flaws in the investigation, but are they not an interested party as recipients of major funding?The bar graph, that very common way of displaying data, is being criticized as potentially misleading, reports Nature (see Statistics in the Baloney Detector). For continuous data, it gives a false impression of discrete values. But P-values (widely-used measures of statistical significance) have also come under fire lately. They are just the “tip of the iceberg,” Nature says, of “shoddy statistics” in scientific papers.Rachel Bernstein of Science Insider announces, “PLOS ONE ousts reviewer, editor after sexist peer-review storm.” How about double-blind peer review? Would that help? Nature says that actually poses a double risk.Electronic media have created another ethical quandary: transparency vs harassment. Michael Halpern and Michael Mann (yes, the NASA climate change guy) at Science Magazine worry over the issues involved, such as disclosure, privacy, reputations getting threatened, chilling of free speech, and other bad behavior.Japan is still struggling to recoup its reputation after the STAP stem cell debacle, Nature reports.But why worry? It’s all just evolution, a paper in Current Biology says. Even “social amoebas” (yes, the microbes) have cheaters and cooperators. Two authors claim that “slimy cheats pay a price,” but maybe cooperation is in the eye of the beholder. Like the moral equivalence some relativists claim, “one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.”Look, why don’t scientists just adopt the Ten Commandments? (see Prager University course). Then all would be well. Nobody would knowingly give false witness. Nobody would curse. Nobody would covet someone else’s data. If they all took Jesus’s summation of the law (to love God and love thy neighbor), every scientist would be eager for truth to prevail, regardless of who gets the credit. It would be a scientific utopia.Instead, you have this crisis of trust. Scientists have God-given consciences which they deny, but they wring their hands over all these ethical questions, knowing deep inside that truth and integrity matter. On they one hand, they claim that social cooperation is an evolutionary artifact (therefore subjective), but then they go running to Judeo-Christian theological presuppositions for implicit moral support (i.e., we must punish research misconduct, we must stop plagiarism, we must do better than “shoddy statistics” and such).Let’s laugh at Nature and Science. Force them to use their own presuppositions. “You’re evolutionists, aren’t you?” (Well, but of course.) Then cheating is an evolutionary game. It’s not wrong. We’re just like social amoebas. In fact, if I get enough cheaters to join me, we’ll become the norm and you guys will be the cheaters.” (But that’s not right!) “Oh, so you believe in objective morality? Let’s see you evolve that without God!” (You must be one of those stupid, ignorant, lying creationist dodo heads.) “Is it wrong to be one of those?” (Yes!) “Is it evil?” (Yes, it’s not right!) “OK, so you believe in objective morality? Let’s see you evolve that without God.” (Aaargh!)last_img read more


Finding a place for female playwrights

first_imgCelebrated South African playwright, director and producer, Mokgoro Ntshieng, is hoping to bring the magic of theatre a little closer to home by inspiring women to play a major role in performance art.Celebrated South African playwright, director and producer, Mokgoro Ntshieng, is hoping to bring the magic of theatre a little closer to home by inspiring women to play a major role in performance artAlready established in performance art, Ntshieng has founded her own women’s theatre, Olive Tree Theatre Productions, in Alexandra township, in Johannesburg, Gauteng.Ntshieng has received a number of awards in recognition of her involvement and contribution to local theatre; these include the Standard Bank Young Artist award and the Standard Bank Best Youth Production award in 2009, for productions such as Umdlwembe, Veil of Tears and Thursday’s Child.FALLING IN LOVE WITH THEATREAfter she completed matric Ntshieng worked, in 2001, as an assistant librarian at a local library. She read stories to the children of her community.It was during these reading sessions that she conceived the idea to dramatise the stories the children loved. She organised young people in her community and soon began staging performances in local churches and school halls. She was just 20 years’ old.She moved on to holding training sessions for youngsters at the Thusong Youth Centre on 12th Avenue in Alexandra. She was then offered a job in 2007 at the Sibikwa Arts Centre and had to produce an original theatre production.She named the production Olive Tree, the inspiration for her organisation’s title.Without any formal training, this self-taught, ambitious woman began working her way to the forefront of South African theatre. She’s been involved in productions staged at some of South Africa’s most noteworthy theatres, including the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg, and the Joburg Theatre.CHALLENGES FACING WOMEN IN THEATRENtshieng says that one of the biggest challenges she faced while trying to break into the male-dominated world of theatre production was dealing with men who battled with the changes in gender roles.We are barely 2 km from Sandton; we’re talking people who go to theatres every now and then. I’m hoping that this beautiful space will attract people from outside of Alexandra, whose conferences I attend and whose work I go and seeShe highlighted the lack of high profile female directors and producers in the country and strongly believes that this is one of the biggest problems in the field. “There isn’t enough focus being put on female directors in South Africa. I have been all over the country watching and participating in theatre productions and I have seen so much raw, beautiful and sometimes professional work by black female directors who can’t break into the industry because they can’t access the right platforms.“These young women who have so much to offer become demoralised by their lack of recognition and get tired and end up channelling their energy into other things.”Ntshieng emphasises the need to provide platforms for up-and-coming talent as well as prepare them for the challenges that they’ll face as black female directors in the industry.She says she looks to women like Warona Seane, the new artistic manager at the Soweto Theatre, and Annabell Sebethe, Market Theatre CEO, for inspiration when the yoke gets a little heavy.ROOM TO GROWHaving recently acquired a space on the outskirts of Alexandra near the Pan African Shopping Centre, Ntshieng has already pictured what she intends to do with it.“I want it to be something that the people of this township can talk about with pride and smile at the thought of it being something that they can call their own, for its people by its people,” she said as she walked through the bare space.“We are barely 2 km from Sandton; we’re talking people who go to theatres every now and then. I’m hoping that this beautiful space will attract people from outside of Alexandra, whose conferences I attend and whose work I go and see, to come into Alexandra and experience the vibe and professional work that is being done here in Alexandra.”“One of my biggest dreams is to tell the stories of black people living in the townships as seen through their eyes and build a culture of theatre going within the townships where there is so much talent and potential,” says Ntshieng.However her joy is tempered by apprehension that turning the space into the beautiful venue she has envisioned will require major investment. She says funding for the project has been very hard to come, having being turned down by a number of prospective investors.Having recently acquired a space on the outskirts of Alexandra near the Pan African Shopping Centre, Ntshieng has already pictured what she intends to do with itNtshieng has also had problems finding funding for a theatre festival she has planned for later this year. She hopes to have the event in her new space but admits that this may not be possible due to the lack of infrastructure. It may have to be held in a hall at the National School of Arts in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.PASSION FOR EMPOWERMENTNtshieng’s passion for theatre is evident in how she speaks about why she works so hard for development in the field.“I do what I do because I love it, because I’m passionate about it and because I want to tell these stories. For me theatre is more like a calling than a job because sometimes I feel that it’s not me who finds these stories to tell but it’s the stories that find me instead.”Armed with an iron will and an unshakable determination to bring women to the forefront of the industry, Ntshieng says she will not rest until passionate women become a major part of the driving force behind South African theatre and performance art.For more information on Olive Tree Productions, call + 27 (0) 11 079 4153 or+27 (0) 73 5919567, or email mokgorontshieng@yahoo.com or ntshieng@olivetreeproductions.co.zalast_img read more