Lee Chung-Yong accused him of running the team with “a short-term vision” 1 Alan Pardew has fined Lee Chung-Yong after he was quoted accusing the Crystal Palace manager of forgetting how many substitutes he had left during games.Lee made the comments to the press in his native South Korea and also claimed Pardew made “absurd” decisions.And Pardew has responded to those comments from the winger by docking his wages, insisting Lee was wrong to accuse him of running the team with “a short-term vision”.“He has made an error,” said the Palace manager.“He said it got lost in translation, and that can happen. I have had it before. But some of it is not lost in translation and he will get a fine for that. You cannot criticise things that did not happen. “I have dealt with it because he is incorrect on a couple of points there, about team selection and stuff like that. It was a mistake on his part and he will be punished for that in terms of a fine.”
December 20, 2019
Richards, 26,was a second-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in … ALAMEDA — Jordan Richards, a former Stanford safety who started 12 games last season for the Atlanta Falcons, signed a contract with the Raiders Friday.The Raiders also signed defensive end Alex Barrett, who was most recently with the San Diego Fleet of the now-defunct American Alliance Football League. Terms were not disclosed on either deal.For complete Oakland Raiders coverage follow us on Flipboard.
December 18, 2019
Learners who are part of the Bokamoso Cross Mentorship Programme gathered at the Nelson Mandela Foundation to share stories of their personal growth in the past year. (Images: Shamin Chibba)More than 50 participants of the Bokamoso Cross Mentorship Programme gathered at the Nelson Mandela Foundation for the initiative’s final event of the year, held on Saturday, 28 November.The gathering of mostly Grade 11 learners was meant to give them an opportunity to talk about the lessons they had learnt through participating in the programme over the past year.The schoolchildren took part in 10 workshops centred on its five pillars, namely: leadership; history, culture and heritage; personal development and wellness; academic excellence; and social responsibility, said Bokamoso’s founder, Tebogo Moalusi. Bokamoso founder, Tebogo Moalusi, said he is getting learners to become selfless servants to people of South Africa. For Moalusi, the programme attempts to prepare the pupils for the world after school. “We’re sending these kids out [into] the world and we want them to have a base in terms of being able to dig deep and understand what leadership truly is about.”This was also the reason the event was held at the Nelson Mandela Foundation. “We all know Mandela was a great figure as a leader and one of the most important figures on giving back to society broadly. So we came here to give them a context and a narrative that will allow them to find something within them once everything becomes a little bit difficult going forward.”Brand South Africa gave Bokamoso its vote of confidence by donating R750 000 to the initiative over the next three years. Brand South Africa’s manager of civil society, Thoko Modise (left), hands over one of three cheques to Bokamoso. Brand South Africa is donating an accumulated R750 000 to the group over the next three years.LEARNERS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCESDineo, a learner from Johannesburg, said the visit to Constitution Hill, an event Bokamoso held earlier in the year, brought her closer to history. Learning about South Africa’s past touched her, she said. Fellow learner Cailtyn said the visit made her realise that we should not make the same mistakes twice.The highlight for Grade 11 learner Lebo was the time spent with the elderly. “We made them less grumpy,” she said.Others felt they had become empowered through Bokamoso and had grown emotionally. Bokamoso held its final event of the year at the Nelson Mandela Foundation so that learners could understand what leadership is all about. Moalusi co-founded Bokamoso in 2007 with four other members, all of whom felt tired about working in the corporate world without giving back to the community. “Corporate just swallows you up and you forget to play your part,” he said. “So [starting Bokamoso] was a yearning to be part of the solution.”Bokamoso’s track record was successful, said Moalusi. “We got great testimonies from learners who paid homage to the contribution Bokamoso had made. The first bunch of learners have gone through matric, they went to varsity and now they are getting their first jobs.”He hopes participants carry with them three important leadership traits after they leave Bokamoso: the will to serve, courage and passion. “If you’re not able to serve I don’t know how you would lead. A lot of people today are not courageous enough to make difficult decisions. You have to be brave enough to be unpopular but do things for the right reasons. And there is so much we can find that [is] negative and tell a difficult story, but passion and positivity is great fuel for leadership.” Watch Bokamoso’s 2014 finale video