Remembering music muse in all his glory

first_imgFriends and family of the late stage legend, Salie Daniels. Pictured, at back, from left, are Nur Abrahams and Loukmaan Adams.In the middle are Zenobia Daniels, Terry Hector, Niesha Abrahams and Giempie Vardien. In front is Terry Fortune. Shiny shoes, an impeccable dress sense, good humour and humility, these are just a few of the things stage legend Salie Daniels is remembered for.Mr Daniels’ life was a musical journey and it will be celebrated in a show produced by his daughter Zenobia Daniels, from Rocklands.Tribute to The Kat will be staged at the Joseph Stone Auditorium in Athlone and Rockwell Theatre in Green Point later this month.Mr Daniels, who died in 1999, was the star of the original Kat and the Kings musical production and the show was based on his memories. He was also an original member of The Rockets.He had a unique baritone voice and always used jokes and songs to remind his family and friends to look on the light side of life.“He had a deep bassy Lindt chocolatey sound, which no one could replicate,” reminisced friend and fellow performer, Terry Fortune.Athlone News met Ms Daniels and some of her father’s most dear friends, star performers Mr Fortune, Terry Hector, Niesha Abrahams and Giempie Vardien. They all described him as a legend and said he was more humble than anyone else they knew.With his striking blue eyes and a smile on his face, he would request a cup of tea by song, recalled Ms Abrahams.Mr Vardien and Mr Hector were both a few years younger than Mr Daniels but said once they reached their 20s, it was no longer “uncle” or “Boeta Salie”, rather “ons is tjommies”.Mr Hector said he was just a young boy when he met Mr Daniels at the Star bioscope in District Six in the 1950s.The Rockets released the original song Enchantment in 1957.“Salie them use to sing harmonies.“They liked, encouraged and empowered me to perform,” he said.Mr Vardien said Mr Daniels was his mentor.“He was like a radio.“We use to say ‘gooi ’* nommer’. He’ll sing a song and tell us what to sing,” he said.“Hy maak soema sy eie tricks. He knew how to play music, his instrument was his voice,” said Mr Vardien.Mr Daniels was also in David Kramer and the late Taliep Petersen’s original District Six, the musical in 1987; Fairyland in 1990, and Klop Klop in 1996.He received the FNB Vita National Theatre Award for performer of the year in musical theatre as Kat Diamond in the 1995 production, Kat and the Kings. They toured South Africa, performed at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn in 1997 and at the Vaudeville Theatre of West End, both in London, the following year. His final performances abroad were at the Cort Theatre of Broadway, in New York City. Mr Daniels won a Laurence Olivier Award in London in 1998 and when he returned to Cape Town, he was diagnosed with bone cancer.On the eve of Mr Daniels’ death, he received the first arts, culture and heritage award, in recognition of his outstanding achievement and contribution to the performing arts, from the national Department of Arts and Culture in 1999. He died at Groote Schuur Hospital in July 27 that year.Ms Daniels said she has inherited the best traits of her father and mother, Zubeida Daniels. Her parents use to perform together, with her father singing and her mother dancing. “There was always a jovial vibe in our home,” she said.Mr Daniels was born in District Six, moved to Kensington, then to Lentegeur and finally settled in Rocklands.“He was a real special person, who brought a lot of life and emotion to his characters,” said Ms Daniels.For the Tribute to The Kat show, the Rockets of the 1950s will be brought back to life by five young entertainers from Mitchell’s Plain, Salt River and Gugulethu. The show will also star Mr Vardien; The A2 duo who sing songs by Peaches and Herb; as well as Edwil Meyer who does cover versions of Lady Morgana songs.* Tribute to The Kat will be staged at the Joseph Stone Auditorium, corner of Protea Street and Klipfontein Road, Athlone, on Friday September 23, at 8pm; and the Rockwell Theatre, 32 Prestwich Street, Green Point, on Saturday September 24, at 8pm.Tickets cost R120 if you pre-book and R150 at the door.For more information call Ms Daniels on 061 167 0135, SMS 074 185 2971, 082 896 0136 or visit the Facebook page Zeeproductions5. Friends and family of the late stage legend, Salie Daniels. Pictured, at back, from left, are Nur Abrahams and Loukmaan Adams.In the middle are Zenobia Daniels, Terry Hector, Niesha Abrahams and Giempie Vardien. In front is Terry Fortune. 1 of 2last_img read more

World rail infrastructure market – June 2019

first_imgAustralia: Arc Infrastructure has awarded Dixon Construction a A$2m contract for the development of a depot in Kalgoorlie, including offices, a maintenance shed and a washing plant. Rio Tinto Iron Ore has awarded Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corp subsidiary Yurra a A$20m five-year contract for infrastructure maintenance on its Pilbara network. ‘Through ongoing contract opportunities we will continue to push the boundaries to improve and raise the living standards of indigenous peoples of the region’, said YAC CEO Michael Woodley. Belarus: BC has awarded AŽD Praha a KC20m contract to supply signalling equipment including its ABE-1-BC electronic automatic block system for the modernisation of the Zlobin – Kalinkovicy – Slovecno line, and a KC270m contract to supply an ESA 44-BC interlocking, ABE-1-BC signalling and diagnostic systems for the Kalinkovicy area. The Czech company will work with local partner BETZ. Belgium: Infrabel has awarded Kapsch CarrierCom a 15-year framework agreement for the migration of its GSM-R network from R99/TDM to R4/VoIP and the provision of 12 years of maintenance. This is intended to provide the functionality and resilience for ETCS Level 2 over GPRS. China: Vossloh Fastening Systems has won a €40m order to supply rail fastenings for the Hangzhou – Taizhou high speed line in 2019-20. Czech Republic: SŽDC has awarded a consortium of Strabag Rail, Eurovia CS and Metrostav a contract to upgrade one of the last non-modernised sections of Corridor 4 Praha – České Budějovice. The sinuous single-track section between Soběslav and Doubí u Tábora will be replaced by a new 8·8 km double-track alignment suitable for 160 km/h, with two flyovers, a 370 m tunnel, 12 bridges and no level crossings, reducing the distance by 750 m. A halt at Myslkovice will replace the one at Roudná. The contract is worth KC3·87bn, of which EU may contribute up to 83% of the cost. Completion is due for April 2023. SŽDC has awarded Eurovia CS, GJW Praha and EŽ Praha a KC1·47bn contract to upgrade the 8.4 km Lysá nad Labem – Čelákovice double-track line, including a replacing the bridge over the River Labe to increase clearances above water level. India: National Capital Regional Transport Corp has awarded Ayesa an engineering design contract covering four stations of the regional express rail network planned to serve the Delhi area. Israel: AŽD Praha has signed a three-year framework for the supply of turnout monitoring equipment. Italy: RFI has awarded Vossloh a €25m two-year framework for the supply of high speed turnout components. Philippines: A consortium of Sumitomo Corp, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering and TES Philippines began work on May 1 to return Manila metro Line 3 to its design capacity and improve safety. The scope includes repairs to track, catenary, signalling and rolling stock. The ¥35·5bn contract was awarded in January. Sweden: Vossloh has agreed a framework deal for the supply of turnout components to Trafikverket over four years. Two options for extensions of two years could take the contract value to €75m. Trafikverket has awarded Railcare a framework agreement for track works which is valid for two years with an option for a further two years. UK: Network Rail has appointed Atkins, Atos IT Services, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, Capita Business Services, Cognizant Worldwide, Deloitte, DXC, Fujitsu, Resonate Group and a consortium of EY and Capgemini to its IT Solution delivery framework. This covers the provision of specialist IT support for operational and corporate activities, and is worth an estimated £605m over five years Network Rail has awarded six Signalling & Telecoms framework contracts: London NW (VolkerRail, £150m – £250m); Anglia, South East and Wessex (Atkins, £150m – £250m); London NE (Linbrooke Services £100 – £200m), Scotland (Babcock Rail, £100m – £200m), Western (Colas Rail, £50m – £125m), Wales (Siemens Mobility, £25 – £100m). These cover stand-alone level crossing works, major telecoms and related civil works in 2019-24. USA: Virgin Trains USA has appointed RailWorks, Stacy & Witbeck and Herzog to undertake infrastructure works on the extension from West Palm Beach to Orlando Airport. Georgia Port Authority has selected RailComm to provide a yard management system to enable 83 turnouts and 38 powered derailer devices to be controlled from a central office or touchscreen kiosks at the Port of Savannah. RailWorks is to supply track to the Minneapolis Southwest Light Rail project.last_img read more

All Blacks, Springboks advance to semifinals

first_imgLONDON – South Africa and New Zealand will remain in England for two more weeks, while Wales and France will head home following the first two quarterfinals of the Rugby World Cup on Saturday.South Africa edged Wales 23-19 in a nail-biter at Twickenham, while New Zealand reminded everyone just why it is the defending champion as it hammered France 62-13 at Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDS South Africa’s Fourie Du Preez scores a try during the Springboks’ 23-19 win over Wales in their Rugby World Cup semifinal at Twickenham on Saturday. | AP GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img All Blacks, Springboks, 2015 Rugby World Cup The two Southern Hemisphere giants will face each other at Twickenham next Saturday, with the winner advancing to the final on Oct. 31 and the loser to the bronze-medal game the day before at the Olympic Stadium.“We’re still in the competition,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer, whose side started the competition with a loss to Japan. “It’s been unbelievable. The game could have gone either way.”Suntory scrumhalf Fourie du Preez clinched the win for the Boks with a try six minutes from time while his Sungoliath teammate Schalk Burger was named man-of-the match as the men in green overcame a heroic Welsh side that made 189 tackles, missing just 19.“It was tough. I don’t want to make any excuses. It was a huge, physical game. South Africa did what South Africa do. At the end of day, they hung in there, got one last chance and took it,” said Wales coach Warren Gatland.Handre Pollard, who will join NTT Docomo Red Hurricanes after the tournament, added 18 points with the boot as the Boks eventually wore down the Welsh.“We knew it was going to be tight but I couldn’t ask any more of the lads. They gave everything. It was back and forth all day but that last five minutes they did us at the post,” said Wales captain Sam Warburton.Meanwhile, in the Welsh capital, the All Blacks ran in nine tries to beat Les Bleus in a rematch of the 2011 final with wing Julian Savea grabbing a hat-trick.The French came into the game under a cloud, with talk of a player rebellion, and were a sorry sight at the end of a match that effectively became an 80-minute lesson in finishing.“We worked hard for the last two months for this World Cup but each time we made a mistake, made a turnover, New Zealand punished us,” said France coach Philippe Saint-Andre, who saw his side concede more points than any other French side in over 700 tests.Host England may be out of the tournament but the spiritual home of rugby was packed to the rafters and the noise deafening as Wales and South Africa produced a thriller in front of 79,572.It wasn’t always pretty, as one would expect in an elimination game, but the level of physicality never let off.“Knockout rugby is not about who plays the best rugby. It’s all about character,” said Meyer.With referee Wayne Barnes giving a great lesson in man management, the first half was dominated by the two flyhalves.Dan Biggar created a try for Gareth Davies with a great kick and chase and added eight points with the boot courtesy of a conversion, penalty and drop goal, while Pollard made the most of Welsh indiscipline to bang over four penalties from as many attempts as the sides went into the break with the Welsh leading 13-12.The second half saw more of the same as the flyhalves exchanged kicks and the lead swung one way and then the other, before du Preez broke Welsh hearts.Duane Vermeulen broke from the base of the scrum and put in a superb offload behind his back and du Preez defied the years and a long-standing issue with his ankle to scamper over in the corner.“He’s a warrior and a tactical genius and it showed tonight,” said Meyer. RELATED PHOTOSlast_img read more

Yvette Nicole Brown to serve as interim guest host of ‘Talking Dead’

first_imgJordin Althaus/AMC(LOS ANGELES) — AMC has given the temporary hosting reins of Chris Hardwick’s AMC shows to actress, self-described geek, and popular Talking Dead panelist Yvette Nicole Brown.AMC annouced the news in a statement to Variety.“Yvette Nicole Brown will step in as an interim guest host of The Walking Dead Season 9 Preview Special on August 5 and Talking Dead when it returns following the premiere of Fear the Walking Deadon August 12, as we work to complete our assessment related to Chris Hardwick,” the statement read.The news comes less than two weeks after AMC announced that Brown would also serve as the moderator for the San Diego Comic-Con panels for both The Walking Dead and Fear the Walking Dead.Hardwick stepped down from his AMC shows in June amid accusations from his ex-girlfriend, Chloe Dykstra, who accused him of abusing her during their relationship and subsequently getting her blackballed from the industry after they broke up. Hardwick has denied the allegations.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Kovacic wants to be played in his natural position

first_img CEST 07/10/2015 Upd. at 02:14 Kovacic’s request to play in his natural position comes after Sergio Ramos questioned Benitez’s substitutions in the Atletico game, while Karim Benzema has also appeared unhappy at the frequency with which he is withdrawn from matches. He also explained that he did’t really have a relationship with Roberto Mancini at Inter. “I am not sure whether he wanted me or not,” he said of his former coach. “There was no relationship between us and in the end I was glad to leave.” center_img Sport EN The international break is not going well so far for Real Madrid manager Rafael Benitez. After the draw at the Vicente Calderon, problems have began to accumulate for the Spanish coach, the latest coming in the form of Mateo Kovacic.  In quotes ran by ‘Sportske Novosti’, the midfielder has made it clear he wants to play in defensive midfield for his new club. “I prefer to play in a deeper midfield position,” he said. “I have played further forward and on the left wing, and it’s not a bad thing because it has helped me grow… but I think Inter made a mistake moving me around and changing my natural position.”last_img read more

Firmino’s stoppage time winner helps Liverpool down Paris Saint-Germain

first_imgRoberto Firmino scored a stoppage time winner as Liverpool kicked off their Champions League campaign with a thrilling 3-2 win over Paris Saint-Germain.  However, Thomas Tuchel’s side go back into the game before the break thanks to a goal from Belgium international full-back Thomas Meunier.  MATCH FACTS Champions League Anfield, 52.478 espectadores. Firmino hace enloquecer a Anfield con una obra de arte Goles Cüneyt Çakir. TA.: Van Dijk (27′)/Meunier (45′). 3-2 LIV PSG Liverpool IN SPORT.ES Despite trailing, PSG rarely looked like getting back into the game for long periods of the second half but that’s what they did when Kylian Mbapper scored after good work from the generally quiet Neymar. Nil Baños Summer signing Juan Bernat then fouled Georginio Wijnaldum and James Milner struck home from the penalty spot woth the game still in the first half.  Árbitro 19/09/2018 PSG Incidencias But Liverpool’s heads didn’t drop and they kept probing for the winner, which arrived when substitute Firmino turned Marquinhos in the penalty area and fired into the bottom corner in the 93rd minute. Last season’s finalists hosted one of this year’s favourites at Anfield on Tuesday and it was the home side who took the lead through Daniel Sturridge.  Areola; Meunier, T. Silva, Kimpembe, Juan Bernat; Rabiot, Marquinhos, Di María (Choupo-Moting, 80′); Mbappé, Cavani (Draxler, 80′), Neymar. Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Gomez, Van Dijk, Robertson; Milner, WIjnaldum, Henderson; Salah (Shaqiri, 85′), Sturridge (Firmino, 71′), Mané (Fabinho, 93′). 1-0 M. 31 Sturridge. 2-0 M. 36 Milner (pen). 2-1 M. 40 Meunier. 2-2 M. 83 Mbappé. 3-2 M. 91 Firmino. Upd. on 20/09/2018 at 10:45 CESTlast_img read more

Frank Burke confirms he is running for GAA Presidency

first_img Frank Burke confirms he is running for GAA Presidency Galway Bay FM Sport Forward 60 seconds Frank Burke’s achievements at National level include Chairman of the National Referee’s Committee, Chairman of the Central Review Committee, a Member of the National Finance Committee, Chairman of the Hurling Development Committee and he currently holds the office of Chairman of the National Coaching and Games Development Committee. Frank Burke confirms he is running for GAA Presidency Galway Bay FM Sport Back 15 seconds 更多 In addition to all of these positions Frank Burke’s leadership and drive was instrumental in the fundraising for, and the successful redevelopment, of Pearse Stadium.“Frank Burke’s record of service to the GAA at Local, Provincial and National levels makes him the most experienced candidate for the position of Uachtarán, Cumann Luthchleas Gael and on behalf of Galway GAA I pledge our full support to Frank in his bid to be elected President of the Association” said Galway County Board Secretary John Hynes.The President of the Association will be formally elected at the GAA Annual Congress on 24th/25th February 2017 in Croke Park. The last Galway man to hold the highest office in the Association was the late Joe McDonagh who served as GAA President from 1997 to 1999.Frank Burke spoke to Keith Finnegan about his decision to run for the Presidency of the association and Keith then got the thoughts of Hurling Commentator Sean Walsh Forward 60 seconds Galway GAA have announced that Frank Burke has confirmed his candidacy for the position of Uachtarán Cumann Luthchleas Gael.  Frank is a native of Ardrahan and he has a distinguished record of service to the GAA at Club, County, Provincial and National levels. Having served as Secretary of CLG Ardrahan, Frank Burke was elected as Secretary of Coiste Iomána na nÓg and Féile na nGael before taking up the position of Secretary and then Chairman of the Galway County Board. At Provincial level, Frank was elected President of Connacht Council (2012-2015) during which time he represented Connacht on the GAA National Management Committee. Back 15 seconds WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Currently Playing Galway Bay FM Sport Frank Burke confirms he is running for GAA Presidencylast_img read more

Match Preview – Galway United vs Shelbourne

first_imgFORM GUIDEGALWAY UNITEDGalway United 0-1 Drogheda UnitedLongford Town 3-2 Galway UnitedCobh Ramblers 0-0 Galway UnitedGalway United 1-2 Finn HarpsWexford FC 0-0 Galway UnitedSHELBOURNECobh Ramblers 0-3 ShelbourneShelbourne 4-1 Wexford FCShelbourne 1-1 Drogheda UnitedAthlone Town 0-5 ShelbourneShelbourne 0-0 CabinteelyLAST MEETINGApril 20th, 2018 | Shelbourne 2-0 Galway UnitedShelbourne goalscorers: Alan Byrne and David O’Sullivanprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email TEAM NEWSAlex Byrne is suspended for an accumulation of yellow cards.Alan Murphy (broken rib) and Maurice Nugent (ankle) are ruled out.Aaron Conway (knee) is a doubt.Danny Furlong, Robbie Williams and Tadhg Ryan have taken part in training throughout the week and are expected to be available for the Shelbourne game after missing a number of games through injury before the mid-season break.Gary Kinneen and Harrison Reeves have left the club.MATCH OFFICIALSReferee: Damien MacGraith (Mayo)Assistant: Rafal PieperAssistant: Darren CorcoranFourth Official: Marc LynchGALWAY UNITED GOALSCORERSDanny Furlong – 7Eoin McCormack – 5Conor Barry – 5Alan Murphy – 2Marc Ludden – 2Ronan Manning – 1Carlton Ubaezuonu – 1Stephen Kenny – 1Ryan Connolly – 1Robbie Williams – 1Stephen Walsh – 1 “They’ve gone away on their break and they’ve come back recharged.“We had a meeting on Monday morning, going through everything that has happened since they’ve been gone.“We got onto the training pitch and everyone has been at it. The response from the players has been very good and they’re giving me everything.”Results over the last few weeks has seen United drop out of the Play-off spots and O’Connor acknowledges that things need to change quickly, with just 10 league games remaining.“It hasn’t been good enough, everyone knows it, and there is blame on all sides. What I’m looking for on Friday night is 100% effort with and without the ball from the players.“I want us to be at it, right from the start and to try and give our supporters a performance that shows that the players do care, because they’re getting a bit of flak at the moment.“The lads are looking forward to the game and they want to go out and show how good they are.”center_img Galway United return to league action following the mid-season break on Friday night when the Tribesmen host Shelbourne on Corribside. Kick-off is at 7.45pm.Shane Keegan departed as first team manager after United’s 0-0 draw against Wexford FC before the break.Assistant manager Gary O’Connor has taken training in the lead up to the Shelbourne game.Just ten league games remain in the First Division and O’Connor has targeted a much improved performance at Eamonn Deacy Park on Friday night.GARY O’CONNOR RELISHING “BIG” SHELBOURNE GAME“It’s a big game. The boys are up for it,” O’Connor told read more