Dear Editor, Trevor Noah, along with many other people around the world, recently have commented that “Africa won the World Cup” because of the large number of players that have African roots on the French team. The French Ambassador Gérard Araud rebuked this statement, resulting in Noah responding to him and furthering his initial statements. His arguments are incredibly insensitive and dangerous. In 1995, South Africa (where Noah is from) won the World Cup for rugby with only one black player. Nelson Mandela spent the entire year attempting to unify the country around this team, even though they did not look, sound, or act like most of the nation. Instead, he said that they represented the ideals of the nation. This is exactly what Noah doesn’t understand. If I said today, “Congratulations on Europe for winning the 1995 World Cup,” I would be justifiably called racist. These players did have roots in Europe, but they chose to represent South Africa … [Read more...] about Letter: Frafrica: World Cup Winners?
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Marina Pitofsky USA TODAY Published 8:36 p.m. UTC Jul 17, 2018 Nelson Mandela, whose successful struggle against South Africa's apartheid system of racial segregation and discrimination made him a global symbol for the cause of human rights and earned him the Nobel Prize, would have turned 100 years old on Wednesday. On the anniversary of his birth, here are 100 facts about the historic peacemaker who died in 2013. 1. Nelson Mandela was the first black president of South Africa from 1994-1999 and the first president elected after the end of apartheid, an extensive system of segregation and discrimination based on race. 2. Mandela’s real first name is Rolihlahla, meaning "pulling the branch of a tree" or "troublemaker." He was given the name Nelson by a teacher because, in the early 20th century, South African children were often given English names due to the colonial presence in the country. 3. For over 20 years, Mandela worked for the … [Read more...] about 100 facts about Nelson Mandela for his 100th birthday
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Here are all of the reasons new baby prince of Cambridge is more significant than just 'another spare' A new baby prince for Will and Kate adds another spare heir to the succession, but there are other reasons the development is important. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 16 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Maria Puente, USA TODAY Published 6:53 a.m. PT Sept. 5, 2017 | Updated 8:44 a.m. PT April 23, 2018 CLOSE It's a boy! The royal family welcomed a new baby to the family. The baby boy will be 5th in line for the throne. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN 16 COMMENT EMAIL MORE Only last summer, Duchess Kate of Cambridge was … [Read more...] about Here are all of the reasons new baby prince of Cambridge is more significant than just ‘another spare’
Last Updated May 12, 2010 12:08 PM EDT British prime minister Gordon Brown resigned yesterday after losing the election there, and nowhere was the pain of the loss more acute than at Saatchi & Saatchi, the ad agency Brown's ruling Labour Party used for their election campaign. The rub: Incoming Conservative PM David Cameron was backed by M&C Saatchi, the rival shop spawned in revenge after Saatchi's founders were booted from their own business in a 1995 boardroom coup. The fact that Saatchi & Saatchi backed the losing candidate is, in some ways, not a surprise: Although Saatchi has a splendid record advertising traditional consumer goods such as Procter & Gamble (PG)'s Tide laundry detergent or Toyota (TM) cars, whenever the agency's leaders step into nontraditional areas such as politics or sport, disaster follows. Among those debacles: When the late Saatchi CEO Robert Louis-Dreyfus arrived as owner at Olympique de Marseille in 1993, the club was an eight-time … [Read more...] about The Curse of Saatchi Strikes Again! Ad Agency Steered British PM’s Losing Campaign
MATT DAWSON has made a huge name for himself as an England Rugby World Cup winner and, subsequently, a team captain on A Question of Sport. At the same time, he has been working to raise awareness about Lyme disease after being forced to undergo heart surgery due to picking up the illness. How old is Matt Dawson and who did he play rugby for? Matt Dawson was born in Birkenhead on October 31, 1972. The 45-year-old started his career as a scrum half for Northampton, where he played between 1991 and 2004. He then moved to Wasps, where he played for two years before his retirement in 2006. Dawson debuted for England against Western Samoa in 1995 and played for eleven years before his retirement. The star delivered the pass for Jonny Wilkinson's famous tournament-winning drop goal at the 2003 World Cup in Australia. He also participated in three British and Irish Lions tours - in 1997, 2001 and 2005. How did Matt Dawson catch Lyme disease? Matt Dawson was walking in a park in London last … [Read more...] about Here’s the lowdown on Matt Dawson – and when the rugby ace needed heart surgery