West Florida Wins Soggy Game Over West Georgia Share April 1, 2007 Box Score PENSACOLA, Fla. – The West Florida Argonauts (30-10, 6-3) and the West Georgia (19-15, 1-5) finally got game three of their three game series underway, two-and-a-half hours after the scheduled start time, and fortunately for UWF the game was played. The raind delay did not affect UWF’s offense. They pounded out 17 hits en rout to a 13-7 win.West Florida threatened to score in the first inning after a lead off walk and bunt single by Kyle Andrews (Fort Walton Beach, Fla./ Fort Walton Beach HS) placed two runners on with no outs. Both runners would advance to second and third with one out, however, the Wolves starting pitcher Jason Moore struck out the next two batters.West Georgia put up the first runs of the game with a three-run second inning. A walk and balk by Argonauts starter Kit Powell (Daphne, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) placed a Wolves runner in scoring position. Adam Matos took advantage of the runner of second with an RBI double to right field. Matos would score on an Argonaut error. The Wolves scored the final run of the inning on a bases load double play attempt by the Argonauts that they were unable to turn.West Florida responded with a two-run bottom half of the inning. Clay Wallace (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) opened the inning getting hit by a pitch and Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala./ Faulkner State CC) singled to right field to place runners on the corners. Wallace would score the Argonauts first run of the game on a perfectly placed safety squeeze bunt by Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa/ Pensacola Junior College). Huggins, who advanced on the bunt, scored from second when Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio/ St. Edwards HS) singled to right field.West Georgia extended their lead to 5-2 with a two-run top of the fourth inning. With two outs A.J. Renfrow and Demontae Edwards both singled to place runners on first and second. Following a walk to load the bases Nolan Childers hit a two-run double down the right field line scoring both Renfrow and Edwards.The Argonauts cut the Wolves lead to two with one run in the bottom of the fourth. Huggins picked up his second hit of the game with a single to right field and scored his second run of the game on a sacrifice fly to center field.West Florida took the lead in fifth with a three-run inning. A pair of singles by Justin Wood (Pensacola, Fla./ West Florida HS) and Wallace placed runners on first and second with one out. Daniel Jones (Wetumpka, Ala./ Gulf Coast CC) knocked in the first run of the inning on a single to the right side of the infield that the Wolves first baseman Alex Parker was able to get a piece of but was unable to make the play. With runners on the corners, Huggins would clear the bases on his third hit of the game, a double to the right field corner of the park.West Georgia would tie the game at 6-6 with on run in the sixth. Renfrow picked up his third hit of the game on a single to left field and scored on Davan Abney double down the left field line.Once again the Argonauts responded to the Wolves one run in the top of the sixth two run in the bottom of the inning. Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla./ Pensacola Junior College) led off the inning with a single and advance to second on a wild pitch. Williams would move to third on a sacrifice bunt. Following a walk to Logan Hundley (Gulf Breeze, Fla./ Jefferson Davis CC) Williams was able to reach home on a ball hit to first base. Williams slid in safely under the tag attempt by catcher Jason Parker. Hundley later scored on a balk, and UWF led 8-6.West Florida scored a run in seventh on an RBI single by Wood, and they started to distance themselves from the Wolves in the eighth. They scored four runs on five hits and two errors. Jones and Jacob Whisenhunt (Mobile, Ala. / L.B. Wallace CC) had RBI singles, and Antoske picked up an RBI on a sacrifice fly. In the top half of the eighth inning, Jones and DeBos each made spectacular plays defensively. Jones made a diving play up the middle on a grounder by Jordan Towns, and a throw from his backside to record the out. DeBos made a miraculous catch on a foul ball to left field by Renfrow. DeBos did a flip over the fence in foul territory. He held on for the catch despite landing awkwardly in front of the UWF bullpen.Presley (4-1) got the win for UWF by going 2 1/3 innings. He allowed one run on three hits. Brian McCall tossed two scoreless innings of relief. In three games this weekend, UWF pitching recorded 26 strikeouts. Orenstein (2-3) was saddled with the loss for UWG.Offensively, UWF was led by Huggins who went 4-for-5 with two RBI, three runs scored and a double. Antoske went 2-for-4 with two RBI, and Jones also went 2-for-4 with two RBI.West Florida sits in second place in the GSC East, and they will host first place West Alabama in a three game series starting with Friday’s double header at 3:00 pPrint Friendly Version
Flags of African nations fly during theFespaco film festival’s opening ceremony. Showcasing the small West Africancountry’s finest talent, the ceremony sawmusicians, colourful dancers and giantpuppets creating a magnificent spectacleof African performance that had theaudience on its feet. A libation ceremony to honour the life oflegendary African filmmaker OusmaneSembène was held at the Place deCineastes, a monument in Ouagadougou. The Place de Cineastes.(Images: Khanyi Magubane)Khanyi MagubanePomp and ceremony was the order of the day as the 21st edition of the Pan African Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou – officially the Festival Panafricain du Cinéma et de la Télévision de Ouagadougou (Fespaco) – opened in the small city of Ouagadougou, the capital of Burkina Faso, on 28 February.Launched in 1969 and held every two years, Fespaco is regarded as the most prestigious gathering of African filmmakers both in Africa and the diaspora. The festival kicked off with an opening ceremony attended by some 45 000 people in Burkina Faso’s national stadium, the Stade du 4-Août.Showcasing the small West African country’s finest talent, the ceremony saw musicians, colourful dancers and giant puppets creating a magnificent spectacle of African performance that had the audience on its feet. And the buzz wasn’t only in the stadium.Outside, the city of Ouagadougou came alive as the festival attracts hundreds of vendors selling local cuisine, festival memorabilia, bottled cold water (temperatures average 40º during the day) and artefacts for tourists visiting the country to attend the week-long event.As most Burkinabe’s use motorbikes and scooters to speed through the densely populated city, the parking lot could have easily been mistaken as a motorbike show with thousands of cycles parked in a designated area.After the formal and entertainment programme, the sky exploded into a kaleidoscope of colour in a grand fireworks display, sending the locals into a frenzy of dancing and cheering.Later that evening the stadium festivities were followed by a gala dinner at Ouagadougou’s Hotel Independence, to celebrate 40 years of Fespaco.The dinner was sponsored by the South African delegation, which was led by Minister of Arts and Culture Pallo Jordan. The delegation included representatives from the South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC), the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC), and the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), headed by its CEO Eddie Mbalo.Honouring Ousmane SembèneThe following day a libation ceremony to honour the life of legendary African filmmaker Ousmane Sembène was held at the Place de Cineastes, a monument in the city. The ritual involved delegates holding hands to circle the monument, after which a statue of Sembène was unveiled and the renamed Ousmane Sembène Street launched.Sembène was a Senegalese film director, producer and writer, often called the “father of African film”, and described by the Los Angeles Times as one of Africa’s greatest authors. From the early 1960s until his death in 2007, he worked to help lay the foundations for the development of Africa’s film industry.After launching a successful career as a novelist – he authored the classic God’s Bits of Wood – Sembène realised that his written work would only reach the privileged elite. So in 1963, at the age of 40, he turned to film to reach wider African audiences.In 1966 he produced his first feature film, La Noire de…, the first feature ever released by a sub-Saharan African director, which went on to win the French Prix Jean Vigo.His final film, the 2004 feature Moolaadé, which explores the controversial subject of female genital mutilation, won awards at the Cannes Film Festival and at Fespaco.Sembène was also a founding member and first secretary-general of the Pan African Federation of Filmmakers (Fepaci), the continental body which launched Fespaco in 1969, and was its first secretary-general.The federation brings together African filmmakers, helping them network and keep abreast with activities within the industry across Africa and the diaspora. South Africa currently hosts the regional headquarters of Fepaci in Johannesburg.Under the leadership of South African filmmaker Seipati Bolane-Hopa, the organisation has been tasked with facilitating events that bring awareness about the film industry as a whole on the continent and in the South African region, working with the SABC, DAC and NFVF.Cinema de AfriqueDuring the 2009 Fespaco, 129 films from 74 countries will be in competition this year, with South Africa’s contribution including feature films, documentaries and television series.The features include veteran actor John Kani’s screen adaptation of his flagship theatre production Nothing but the Truth, and the gangster movie Jerusalema by producer Tendeka Matatu.Award-winning filmmaker Zola Maseko, whose film Drum won the prestigious Etalon de Yenenga for the best film at the 2007 Fespaco, will be showing his new work, The Manuscripts of Timbuktu. The television series Gugu no Andile will also be shown.Special highlights of the festival include the first congress of the Federation of African Film Critics, which is involved in the training of film journalists and critics on African film.For those interested in the business of buying and selling films, an exhibition at the MICA film market will be running throughout the festival, where stands by production companies, other film festivals and stakeholders can exhibit their products.Useful linksFespaco Fepaci South African Broadcasting Corporation Department of Arts and Culture National Film and Video Foundation
Johannesburg, Monday 07 January 2019 – Brand South Africa welcomes South Africa’s improvement in the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom. In terms of economic freedom, the Heritage Foundation indicates that with a world rank of 77/180, South Africa is 4th in the African region. The country’s over-all economic freedom score improved with 0.7 on 2017.General Manager for Research for Brand South Africa, Dr Petrus de Kock said: “The index provides some insight into dimensions of the South African economic environment as the country continues to grapple with historical challenges, and the need to spur on entrepreneurship and innovation. Notable improvements for South Africa in 2018 include the improvement in the area of investment freedom, and judicial effectiveness. The latter is significant coming in a year where the administration of President Ramaphosa made investment a key focal area of its work.”South Africa’s improvement in the rankings comes as a result of advancements in the areas of property rights which is up from 67.6 in 2017 to 67.7 for 2018; judicial effectiveness increased from 59.7 in 2017 to 65.9; fiscal health sees an improvement of +4.6 from 70.7 in 2017; business freedom advanced by +3.1 points from 62.0 in 2017; labour freedom improved by +1.2 in 2018 from 58.9 in 2017; and investment freedom significantly improved by +10.0 from 40.0 in 2017. Notable is South Africa ranks higher than two European nations, being – Italy (79/180), and Greece (115/180).“We are pleased with the upward trend of the nation’s competitive performance, particularly since 2018 saw a declining global competiveness of the economy, and South Africa also slipped into a technical recession during the first half of the year which it moved out of after the economy saw a 2.2% rebound in the third quarter. It is therefore promising that South Africa, according to the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom, is ‘moderately free’ in terms of its economic activity. Economic freedom is about much more than a business environment where business flourishes, it has a far reaching impact on other aspects such as human development and the power of choice. Consequently, it remains imperative for South Africa to continue safeguarding openness to its market, government size and rule of law,” added Dr de Kock.On the global front based on the measurements of this index, the Heritage Foundation finds that the global average economic freedom score is 61.1, the highest score since inception of the index 24 years ago. At an aggregate level, of the 180 economies measured by the index in 2018 – 102 scored better, while the economic freedom scores of 75 got worse. In the case of South Africa it can be noted that the country is one of the 102 that improved its economic freedom score.Released on an annual basis by the Heritage Foundation, the Index of Economic Freedom provides insight into the extent to which governments enable an open and unrestricted economic environment for citizens and businesses to operate in.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:[email protected] www.brandsouthafrica.com
DefinitionA sprain is an injury to the ligaments around a joint. Ligaments are strong, flexible fibers that hold bones together. When a ligament is stretched too far or tears, the joint will become painful and swell.Alternative NamesJoint sprainCausesSprains are caused when a joint is forced to move into an unnatural position. For example, “twisting” ones ankle causes a sprain to the ligaments around the ankle.SymptomsSymptoms of a sprain include:Joint pain or muscle painSwellingJoint stiffnessDiscoloration of the skin, especially bruisingFirst AidApply iceright awayto reduce swelling. Wrap the ice in cloth. Do not place ice directly on the skin.Wrap a bandage around the affected area to limit movement. Wrapfirmly, but not tightly. Use a splint if needed.Keep the swollen joint raised above your heart, even while sleeping.Rest the affected joint for several days.Aspirin, ibuprofen, or other pain relievers can help. DO NOT give aspirin to children.Keep pressure off the injured area until the pain goes away. Most of the time, a mild sprain will heal in 7-10 days. It may take several weeks for pain to go away after a bad sprain.Yourhealth care providermay recommend crutches. Physical therapycan help you regain motion and strength of the injured area.When to Contact a Medical ProfessionalGo to the hospital right away or call 911 if:You think you have a broken bone.The joint appears out of position.You have a serious injury or severe pain.You hear a popping sound and have immediate problems using the joint.Call your health care provider if:advertisementSwelling does not start to go away within 2 days.You have symptoms of infection, including red, warm, painful skin or a fever over 100F.The pain does not go away after several weeks.PreventionThe following steps may lower your risk of a sprain:Wear protective footwear during activities that place stress on your ankle and other joints.Make sure that shoes fit your feet properly.Avoid high-heeled shoes.Always warm-up and stretchbefore doingexercise and sports.Avoid sports and activities for which you have not trained.ReferencesBiundo JJ. Bursitis, tendinitis, and other periarticular disorders and sports medicine.In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman’s Cecil Medicine. 24th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 271.Brinker MR, O’Connor DP, Almekinders LC, et al. Physiology of Injury to Musculoskeletal Structures: 1. Muscle and Tendon Injury. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 1, section A.Review Date:4/13/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.