Warriors’ Klay Thompson leaves Game 6 after scary fall

first_imgPhivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption So he emerged from the tunnel, took his free throws and made both. He then left the game a few seconds later, jogging to the locker room.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubs Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next John Calipari signs $86 million, 10-year extension with Kentucky Deandre Ayton shines as Suns pound Knicks Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia PLAY LIST 00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption LATEST STORIES View comments Solon urges Solgen to reconsider quo warranto petition vs ABS-CBN Taal evacuees make the most of ‘unusual’ clothing donations, leaves online users laughingcenter_img Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. OAKLAND, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 13: Klay Thompson #11 of the Golden State Warriors reacts after hurting his leg against the Toronto Raptors in the second half during Game Six of the 2019 NBA Finals at ORACLE Arena on June 13, 2019 in Oakland, California. Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFPKlay Thompson got hurt in a scary fall, left the floor — and came back to make free throws.Thompson took a very awkward landing and his knee bent abnormally when he was fouled on a drive. He left the floor during a time-out, but if he didn’t shoot the free throws he would have been ineligible to come back.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Rio’s unsafe Olympic Park ordered closed by Brazilian judge 11 nabbed for shabu, drug den busted in Maguindanao Olympic rings arrive in host city on barge into Tokyo Baylast_img read more

#KicksStalker: Top draft pick Zion Williamson inks deal with Jordan brand

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? FILE – Zion Williamson #1 of the New Orleans Pelicans warms up on the court before a semifinal game of the 2019 NBA Summer League against the Memphis Grizzlies at the Thomas & Mack Center on July 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFPNBA number one draft pick Zion Williamson has inked a multiyear shoe deal with Nike affiliated Jordan Brand, the emerging star and the company said Tuesday.The announcement comes five months after Williamson missed a string of Duke University games after he suffered a sprained right knee when his Nike shoe blew apart during contest against arch-rivals North Carolina.ADVERTISEMENT Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted “I feel incredibly blessed to be a part of the Jordan Brand family,” said Williamson, who was chosen first overall in the June draft by the New Orleans Pelicans.“Since I was a kid, I dreamed of making it to the league and having the type of impact on the game Michael Jordan had and continues to have today. He was one of those special athletes I looked up to, and I really can’t express how happy and excited I am for this journey.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe deal, whose terms were not announced, comes after Williamson spent months contemplating offers from rival manufacturers.It made headlines when he sported Puma shoes at the NBA summer league in Las Vegas with celebrity website TMZ reporting PUMA were a “major contender” to ink the coveted youngster. ‘Marawi hero’ is new commander of Army’s 1st Infantry Division Jordan Brand — which grew out of NBA icon Michael Jordan’s long relationship with Nike — confirmed the signing.Jordan himself, a six-time NBA champion with the Chicago Bulls who now owns the Charlotte Hornets, lauded Williamson’s “incredible determination, character and play.”“He’s an essential part of the new talent that will help lead the brand into the future,” Jordan said. “He told us he would ‘shock the world,’ and asked us to believe him. We do.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer Benefits of township livingcenter_img LATEST STORIES Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists MOST READ Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ Golden age: sprinter Justin Gatlin still feeling spry at 37 MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian View commentslast_img read more

Police nab teen for drinking spree murder

first_imgAfter two days on the run, the Police have arrested the 16-year-old boy who reportedly stabbed a labourer to death at Leonora, West Coast Demerara (WCD), on Monday during a drinking spree.Dead is 37-year-old Kawal Shivnauth, also called “Rupee”, of Wine Bush,Dead: Kawall ShivnauthLeonora. The teenage suspect was reportedly hiding in Matthew’s Ridge, North West District, Region One (Barima-Waini), where he resides and was preparing to travel further into the interior when the Police swooped down on him.Reports are the now dead man was stabbed in the heart and also sustained slashes to his lower abdomen and hand.It was reported that Shivnauth and the suspect were consuming alcohol when an argument ensued between them after the teenager accused the now dead man of “troubling” his sister. During the argument, Shivnauth collected a bottle and struck the teenager to his forehead.The teenager reportedly walked away but after he realised that he was bleeding, he confronted Shivnauth and it was at this time, he whipped out a knife and stabbed him. The injured man was rushed to the Leonora Cottage Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival.At the scene, persons related that the teenager was new to the community and was never involved in fights with anyone. One man reported that he was running along the sea dam when he heard an argument and upon checking, he saw the two men arguing. The argument, he recounted, was about the now dead man troubling the suspect’s sister.He said soon after, the argument escalated. It was Shivnauth who threw the first blow and after the young man realised he was injured, he stabbed the victim and ran from the scene, the eyewitness related.However, Police acting on information received, contacted their colleagues in Matthew’s Ridge and the teenager was arrested. He is expected to be charged with murder.last_img read more

New Premier League squad numbers: Chelsea shock and Liverpool signing follows in Gerrard’s footsteps

first_img 14 14 Teams used to line up in shirts 1-11 before 1993, when the the Football Association decided to switch to permanently assigned numbers. That paved the way for superstars to pick and choose which digit they wore on their backs and great importance is now placed on them.Some superstitious players will only wear certain numerals, while some, like Mario Balotelli (45), opt for numbers which add up to their preferred one when it is already taken by a team-mate.Meanwhile, at elite clubs like Liverpool and Manchester United, the weight of a squad number can sometimes hang heavy on player.At Anfield only Luis Suarez in recent years has been able to wear the No.7 made famous by Kevin Keegan and Kenny Dalglish, while at Old Trafford Antonio Valencia recently relinquished the No.7 shirt after one season as he struggled for form.So which numbers have some of this summer’s signings in the Premier League chosen to adopt? talkSPORT takes a look.Click the right arrow above to see which stars have picked their shirt numbers… Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) – 11 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – The Brazilian star has signed for the Reds in a £29m deal from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim and will sport the No.11 shirt. In the Premier League era, no Liverpool player has worn the number with distinction, apart from Jamie Redknapp, so he has the chance to make it his own at Anfield. Asmir Begovic (Chelsea) – 1 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – Could there be a shock on the cards at Stamford Bridge next season? The ex-Stoke shot-stopper has picked up the No.1 shirt at Chelsea, which was vacated by Petr Cech, ahead of Thibaut Courtois, who stays in the No.13 jersey. 14 14 14 Yohan Cabaye (Crystal Palace) – 14 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – Having previously worn the number four shirt at Newcastle and Paris Saint-Germain, the Frenchman has been left with 14 at Selhurst Park following Brede Hangeland’s contract extension in south London. Divock Origi (Liverpool) – 27 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – Just like new team-mate Ings, Belgian starlet Origi has also gone for a high number at Anfield. Philipp Degen last sported the number 27 in 2010, Gregory Vignal also had it for four years between 2000 and 2004, and previous to that it was Haukur Ingi Gudnason and Paul Dalglish. Gerard Deulofeu (Everton) – 19 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – During his last spell at Goodison Park, Deulofeu wore the No.10 shirt and excelled on Merseyside. This time out he’s been lumbered with 19 as Romelu Lukaku is currently sporting his old number. Pedro Obiang (West Ham) – 14 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – One of several new signings already at Upton Park, the former Sampdoria man has picked up Ravel Morrison’s old shirt. The midfielder will surely be less trouble than the ex-Man United youngster. James Milner (Liverpool) – 7 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – It takes a brave man to pick up the No.7 shirt, and the England international, signed on a free transfer, has done just that. He follows in the footsteps of Kevin Keegan, Kenny Dalglish, Steve McManaman and Luis Suarez. Good luck, James! Danny Ings (Liverpool) – 28 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – The Burnley striker, perhaps wisely, has opted against a series of lower numbers available to him and plumped for a shirt previously worn by Christian Poulsen back in 2011. Before that Damien Plessis, Stephen Warnock, Bruno Cheyrou, Richie Partridge and (whisper it quietly) Steven Gerrard wore it also in his early days. Petr Cech (Arsenal) – 33 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – With Wojciech Szczesny wearing the No.1 shirt and David Ospina No.13, the usual picks for a goalkeeper, Petr Cech wasn’t exactly spoilt for choice. But the Czech star has adopted No.33 as, explained by the man himself, he’s 33 and has made 333 Premier League appearances. 14 Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 7 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – The England flyer’s huge £49million move to Man City from Liverpool has been completed and he’s snared the No.7 left behind by James Milner, who has traded places with him at Anfield. It could also give us a clue that he may be seen as a right winger at the Etihad Stadium. 14 Tom Cleverley (Everton) – 15 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – After joining on a free transfer, the ex-Man United man has wasted no time in filling Sylvain Distain’s old shirt number. The Frenchman wore it for six years and was a hero at the back for the Toffees. The midfielder has plenty to live up to. 14 14 Radamel Falcao (Chelsea) – 9 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – He might not have been a hit at Manchester United but he’s still earned the right to wear the classic number for a striker at Stamford Bridge. He follows in the footsteps of such legendary Blues as, er, Khalid Boulahrouz, Steve Sidwell, Franco Di Santo and Fernando Torres… He can’t do any worse, right? 14 14 14 14 Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool) – 2 – Click right for more new Premier League squad numbers… – The England right-back has, quite luckily, been able to pick up the classic No.2 shirt with previous owner Glen Johnson being released by the Reds at the end of last season. Clyne has now been able to sport the number at all three of his clubs, having worn it at Southampton and Crystal Palace. 14 John Stones (Everton) – 5 – He might not be a new signing at Goodison Park but England international Stones has opted to change his number to a lower digit. Samuel Eto’o held the No.5 jersey last season and before that it was the staple shirt for a defensive star on Merseyside. John Heitinga, Joleon Lescott, David Weir and Dave Watson are the only other men to wear it in the Premier League era. It’s also the number Stones wore at the European Under-21 Championship.last_img read more

Liverpool and Tottenham likely to miss out on Serie A-bound striker

first_img1 Liverpool and Tottenham are set to miss out on the signing of Ezequiel Lavezzi with the player’s agent due to fly to Italy for talks with Juventus and Inter Milan.The Argentina international is coming into the final six months of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain and is unlikely to pen an extension.It means the 30-year-old will be available on a free in the summer and clubs across Europe are keen to snap him up.Both Liverpool and Tottenham explored the possibility of signing Lavezzi last summer, while Arsenal were after the winger during his Napoli days.However, according to reports in Italy, Premier League clubs are set to miss out as the Argentine’s agent flies to Italy for talks with Serie A sides.Juventus and Inter both want Lavezzi and it will now be a straight fight between them to tie up a deal with the player. Ezequiel Lavezzi last_img read more

Cops nab suspects waiting at bank for kidnap victim

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREFrumpy Middle-aged Mom: My realistic 2020 New Year’s resolutions. Some involve doughnuts.Deputies said the victim, whose name was not released but who was described as a man about 40, had been near the Antelope Valley Senior Center on Jackman Street when a man identified as Brown drove up in a stolen truck. While a second man identified as Beckwith stole a bicycle and put it in the truck bed, Brown ordered the victim into the truck, told him he’d better not run, and hit him with the butt of a pistol, deputies said. The men drove the victim three blocks to a Union Bank branch on Lancaster Boulevard, where they let him out and he told bank employees what was happening, deputies said. A gun, the stolen bicycle and drug paraphernalia were found in the truck, deputies said. LANCASTER – Two men were in custody Friday after kidnapping an acquaintance from a downtown Lancaster street, pistol-whipping him and taking him to a bank to make a withdrawal, officials said. Once let out of the men’s stolen truck to enter the bank, the victim told bank employees that he had been kidnapped and that his kidnappers were waiting outside, where deputies found them within 30 seconds of getting the call, sheriff’s officials said. Arrested were Rashiedi Brown, 38, who was already wanted on drug and stolen-property warrants, and Gerald Beckwith, deputies said. Booked on suspicion of kidnapping and the warrants, Brown was being held without bail, and Beckwith, booked on suspicion of robbery, was being held with bail set at $50,000. last_img read more

Starbucks up by a nickel

first_imgThe company decided to charge more because costs, including fuel and energy, are going up, O’Neil added. “It’s not one specific thing,” O’Neil said. “It’s part of our ongoing evaluation of business costs.” Starbucks’ pricing varies based on the market, but the 5-cent price increase will be across the board, regardless of drink or location, O’Neil said. Currently, a tall, or 12-ounce, cup of Starbucks coffee costs between $1.40 and $1.65. Twelve-ounce lattes range from $2.40 to $3.10, and a tall mocha costs between $2.70 and $3.40. Seattle-based Starbucks had 8,624 stores in the United States as of Aug. 30, about 5,500 of which are company-operated.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The price increase won’t stop Marc Wodin, 59, from making two to three daily treks to the Starbucks at Oxnard Street and Canoga Avenue in Woodland Hills. “I’m sure they’re trying to make money, but prices go up,” he said, caramel macchiato in hand. Another Starbucks drinker said a nickel doesn’t bother her, but the current prices do. “It’s already too high,” said Susan Cellner, 44, who added that she will cut back her trips to the brewer. “I feel a little guilty because it’s like splurging.” Starbucks is also increasing the price of its coffee beans by about 50 cents per pound, the first jump for whole beans in nine years, spokeswoman Valerie O’Neil said. Got three bucks? That and a nickel will buy you a coffee drink at Starbucks. The ubiquitous chain is hiking the price of lattes, cappuccinos, drip coffee and other drinks by 5 cents, or an average of 1.9 percent, Starbucks Corp. said Thursday. The increase goes into effect Oct. 3 at hundreds of company-owned stores in California and across the nation. It’s the first time the company has boosted drink prices in two years. For those who slurp a cup of joe daily, the hike will mean an extra $18 annually, roughly equal to a year’s subscription to Vogue, the smash hit “Cars” DVD, or 6.5 gallons of regular gasoline. last_img read more

Chelsea fan uses talkSPORT to apologise to Sterling for screaming abuse

first_imgDean – “the guy on the left in the green jacket” – made it clear he was not the fan alleged to have racially abused Sterling.However, he did admit to being one of a group of Chelsea fans who shouted and swore at the player as he came to collect the ball for a corner.LISTEN: ‘I’ve never seen hatred like it’ – Ray Parlour ‘saddened’ by abuse aimed at SterlingSterling only smiled at the time but later responded on social media, saying on Instagram he ‘expected no better’ at Stamford Bridge.The events, coupled with the incident which saw a Tottenham fan arrested for throwing a banana skin at Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang last week, have intensified the spotlight on the continued presence of racism in the English game. huge blow MONEY Aubameyang looks into the crowd in disbelief after seeing the banana land close to him during last week’s north London derby Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move shining Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Most Popular Football News Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Speaking to talkSPORT earlier, Kick It Out campaigner Troy Townsend said racism has never gone away.“We released our report only a couple of weeks ago and six years running we have had an increase of reports and an increase of discrimination. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Kick It Out received 520 reports for the period, up from 469 on 2016/1753 per cent of reports concerned racism, a rise of 22 per cent from the previous yearThe highest rise in reports concerned disability discrimination, which increased from 14 to 29 (107 per cent)Ten per cent of reports concern antisemitismGrassroots discrimation reports rose by 35 per cent across the period, with 71 per cent of reports at this level concerning racism Raheem Sterling was reportedly subjected to racist abuse by the man on the far right (front row) 2 REVEALED REVEALED ADVICE center_img Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card BEST OF Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won And one of the fans at the Bridge on Saturday evening has said sorry to Sterling for his actions.Speaking to talkSPORT host Jim White, Dean said: “I didn’t say anything racist, but I do admit swearing at him and calling him an embarrassment to England.“I don’t defend it. It was a passionate game and we needed to win, but that really is no defence.“I apologise for anything I said that was offensive. On behalf the other fans it just abhors me and I’m just really sorry.“That language shouldn’t have come out, even what I said shouldn’t have come out.”Listen to what Dean had to say IN FULL below… no dice Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars “I never heard him say anything”“I called Sterling an embarrassment to England”“I wouldn’t have said anything if I heard racism. I wouldn’t know what to say”“I apologise to Raheem Sterling”This #CFC fan was near the man who is alleged to have racially abused @Sterling7. pic.twitter.com/UHU7VqZHa5— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) December 10, 2018 REPLY Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ A Chelsea fan pictured hurling insults at Manchester City star Raheem Sterling has apologised for his behaviour.Blues supporter Dean joined talkSPORT on Monday to have his say after it was confirmed police are investigating allegations of racist abuse against the England international during Saturday’s 2-0 win over City. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Racism on the rise again RANKED Kick It Out’s most recent annual report covers the 2017/18 season, and it showed a 22 per cent rise in reports of racism for the sixth consecutive year “Racism tops the list again; over 50 per cent of our reports are around racism.“When you go into the grassroots area of the game it is over 70 per cent.“That identifies as a massive problem to me, and that identifies that we still have massive amounts of work to do.“Yes, T-shirts are great – I work for Kick It Out and it’s great to have that visibility on matchday – but we very rarely get players talk the way Raheem did, [or] when Rhian Brewster spoke about his experiences.“It’s very rare that players talk out through their playing days – it is often left until afterwards.”last_img read more

Picket Line support for RAP workers as strike begins

first_imgSIPTU-represented workers at the Rapid Action Packaging (RAP) plant in Gaoth Dobhair have commenced a 16-hour work stoppage today, Monday, in a bid for union recognition.Sinn Féin Deputy Pearse Doherty has this morning lent his support the striking workers and called on RAP management to enter into talks with workers to end the dispute.Central to the dispute is company management’s refusal to recognize the right of workers represented by SIPTU to union representation for the purpose of collective bargaining. Speaking from the picket line this morning, Deputy Doherty said:“Today’s strike action comes following a recent ballot by SIPTU members at the factory who voted decisively in favour of industrial action due to a number of outstanding issues concerning employment and working conditions.“I understand that central to this dispute between management and these workers is management’s decision to ignore a recent Labour Court recommendation and its refusing to recognize the right of workers to union representations for collective bargaining purposes.“I again want to repeat calls I made last month when I urged both management and officials representing SIPTU workers to come together and discuss these outstanding issues which have resulted in today’s planned picket. “The RAP packaging factory is a major employer here in Gaoth Dobhair and its growth is a testament to the skill, expertise and hard work of its workers here and it is therefore crucial that every effort is made to resolve this dispute.“Naturally, these striking workers have not taken the decision to partake in today’s work stoppage lightly however, it’s clear that the ongoing refusal by management to fully adhere to this recent recommendation of the Labour Court in this instance has been a major factor in leading to today’s strike action.“I understand that SIPTU has written to management to outline that union representatives are prepared and willing to sit down with them to discuss all outstanding issues in the hope that a resolution can be found.“I want to once again urge both sides to come together and sit around the negotiating table with the view to arriving at a mutually agreeable solution.“Likewise, I am again calling on Údarás na Gaeltachta, as a state agency that has provided supports to the company over the years, to also play a role here by encouraging both RAP management and these workers to enter into talks aimed at ending this dispute.” Picket Line support for RAP workers as strike begins was last modified: September 25th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Gaoth DobhairGweedorePearse Doherty TDRapid Action PackagingSIPTUstrikelast_img read more

2010 final draw accreditation

first_imgThe Cape Town International ConventionCentre in the Cape Town city centre willhost the final draw for the 2010 Fifa WorldCup on 4 December 2009.(Image: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com. For more freephotos, visit the image library.)MEDIA CONTACTS• Delia FischerFifa Media Officer (2010)+27 11 567 2010+27 11 567 2524+27 83 2010 470delia.fischer@fifa.org• Wolfgang EichlerFifa Media Officer (2010)+27 11 567 2010+27 83 2010 471+27 11 567 2559wolfgang.eichler@fifa.org• Rich MkhondoChief of Communications2010 Organising Committee+27 83 201 0254rich.mkhondo@2010oc.com• Jermaine CraigMedia Manager2010 Organising Committee+27 83 201 0121jermaine.craig@2010oc.comRELATED ARTICLES• Media accreditation for 2010• World-class media hub for SA• Drive to make 2010 spectacularOctober is the month for print media, photographers and web journalists to apply for accreditation for the final draw for the 2010 Fifa World Cup.The draw event, to be held from 2 to 5 December in Cape Town, will not only determine the groups in which qualifying teams will play, but will also see a number of press conferences, the opening of Green Point Stadium, a media expo on future World Cup bidders, and more.The media accreditation process for the final draw opened on 1 October, and closes on 30 October. The accreditation application form can be found in the Fifa World Cup section of the Fifa Media Channel.The draw itself will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa at 7pm on 4 December. Media-related information for the draw – media accommodation, media facilities and activities throughout the draw week – is available on the Fifa Media Channel.Once an application has been made, the applicant’s information will be subject to a review process by Fifa and the World Cup Organising Committee. There will also be a mandatory screening by the South African National Intelligence Agency. Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail.This process is only for written press, photographers and websites.There will be a separate accreditation process for rights-holding television and radio broadcasters, which will be managed by the Fifa Broadcaster Servicing Team on behalf of Fifa TV. For more information on broadcasters’ accreditation for media rights licensees, contact FIFABroadcasterServicing@fifa.com.The main media activities during the final draw week are:2 December 200911h00 – Media conference following the meeting of the Organising Committee at the media centre in the Cape Town International Convention Centre14h00 – Mayoral welcome at Green Point Stadium, in the new stadium’s first official event3 December 200910h00 – Fifa Executive Committee meeting on Robben Island. Due to limited capacity, a special registration will be required. Further details will be provided on the Fifa Media Channel.It was on Robben Island where, for many years, political prisoners had to fight for the right to play football, with men secretly playing the game in their cells with balls made of pieces of paper, cardboard and rags tied together with string. The island’s authorities finally gave in, granting inmates the right to play football in 1965.The prisoners then built their own goals and would swap their drab prison garb and play in the colours of their teams on Saturdays. The Makana Football Association was founded on Robben Island in 1969. It was a football association which adhered strictly to the Fifa Statutes and principles and the Laws of the Game. On 18 July 2007 the Makana FA became the first Fifa honorary member association.4 December 20099h00 – Team seminar at the CTICC. Open to TV crews and photographers for the first five minutes.9h00 to 12h00 – Media expo by the 2018 and 2022 Fifa World Cup bidding countries. This will provide the 11 bidders for the next two World Cups an opportunity to present their bids to the media. The bidding countries are Australia, Belgium-Netherlands, England, Indonesia, Japan, Korea Republic, Mexico, Qatar, Spain-Portugal, Russia and the US.The event will take place at Workshop 17 at the V&A Waterfront, and will include interview opportunities with representatives of the bidders. Media transport will be arranged from the media hotels and the CTICC to the venue.This event is independent from the final draw, so separate media accreditation will be required. The accreditation procedure for the expo will be conducted via the Fifa Media Channel.19h00 – Worldwide broadcast of the final draw, followed by a mixed zone and a host city exhibition.5 December 200910h00 to 11h00 – Opening of the first Football for Hope centre in the Cape Town township of Khayelitsha.12h00 to 18h30 – First World Press Day at the CTICC to provide media with first-hand information on the preparations for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, and on South Africa.19h00 – World Press Day media partyFifa Media ChannelMedia representatives who have not already registered for the Fifa Media Channel can do so at https://media.fifa.com.The Fifa Media Channel is the primary communication channel between Fifa, the Organising Committee of each Fifa competition and the media.This password-protected online service is designed to provide media professionals with details on activities, including press conferences, team training sessions and other media resources, information on competition media facilities, including stadium media centres, ticketing, Fifa and Organising Committee media contacts, and any special media announcements.Approval to access the Fifa Media Channel does not mean you have been granted accreditation. The media accreditation process for any Fifa competition requires the completion of an accreditation form via the Fifa Media Channel that is specific to the event.last_img read more