Ronaldo had earlier drawn Madrid level with his 100th Champions League goal for the club from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time, cancelling out Adrien Rabiot’s opener for the French side.“We can afford to have a bit of euphoria tonight. We have to be satisfied, and enjoy this,” said Zidane.“But there is a second leg to come where we will need to play with a lot of intensity. We know we are going to suffer.”Real had already suffered for large spells of Wednesday’s match, before PSG collapsed defensively in the closing stages, unable to adjust after Zidane sent on Marco Asensio.Striker Asensio set up the two late goals, and Zidane will take plenty of credit for the impact his substitutions had on the game just when it looked as though PSG would leave the Spanish capital with the edge in the tie.Zidane, under pressure because of Real’s indifferent domestic form, again saw the Champions League bring the best out of his team and Ronaldo.“With Ronaldo it’s difficult to always say the same thing. He has shown once again that he always turns up in the big games,” said Zidane, after the Portuguese became the first player to score 100 Champions League goals for the same club.He has scored 11 this season in Europe in just seven matches, and he won the battle of the superstars at the Bernabeu with PSG’s Neymar.“Real Madrid love the Champions League and as players we can feel that on the pitch,” Ronaldo said after collecting his man of the match prize.“Today things worked out for me, scoring two goals and helping the team win, but we know the tie is not finished yet.”– Soft penalty, say PSG –Neymar had his moments but it was a frustrating night on the whole for PSG’s Brazilian superstar in Madrid © AFP / CURTO DE LA TORREWhile Real are looking to win the European Cup for the third year running — something no club has done since Bayern Munich in 1976 — and the 13th time overall, PSG risk seeing their wait for a first Champions League crown go on.A year after they fell apart in historic fashion to lose 6-1 in Barcelona at the same stage of the competition after winning 4-0 at home, here was another late collapse on Spanish soil.Coach Unai Emery surely needs to win this tie to remain in the job, but he took big decisions that backfired.Captain Thiago Silva was left out, 21-year-old Giovani Lo Celso started in midfield and Angel Di Maria stayed on the bench even when Edinson Cavani came off in the second half.“The team played well and deserved better. We have to be optimistic and positive for the match in Paris. We still have a good chance of getting through,” claimed Emery, who has drawn once and lost 10 times in 11 visits to the Bernabeu as a coach.Emery tried to turn the focus on Italian referee Gianluca Rocchi, saying the penalty the hosts got for a Lo Celso challenge on Toni Kroos was soft. He also felt his side should have had a spot-kick for a Sergio Ramos handball.“When we play against a big team, it’s the same, always,” bemoaned PSG president Nasser Al Khelaifi.“Last year against Barcelona, this year against Real Madrid. OK, Real Madrid are a big club, but that’s enough now. UEFA have to do something.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Real Madrid came from behind to beat PSG 3-1 in their Champions League last 16, first leg © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONMADRID, Spain, Feb 15 – Zinedine Zidane warned his Real Madrid players that they can expect to suffer in the return leg of their Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain despite seeing Cristiano Ronaldo inspire a 3-1 comeback victory on Wednesday.The reigning European champions stunned the PSG of Neymar in the last 16, first-leg showdown with two goals in the final seven minutes at the Santiago Bernabeu from Ronaldo and Marcelo.
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26 July 2013“I’m very hurt because I was not aware that her sexuality affected other people, while the family didn’t have a problem with her choices. She loved herself the way she was. I don’t know what it is that disgusted them when they looked at her.”These are the words spoken by Thoziwe Zozo, a mother whose life has been torn apart by the senseless killing of her daughter, Duduzile Zozo.Zozo, 55, cannot come to terms with the brutal way in which her daughter’s life was snuffed out at the age of 26. Duduzile is one of the latest victims of what has comet to be termed “corrective” rape. Her “sin”, in the eyes of her attacker(s), was being a lesbian.Duduzile’s half-naked body was discovered at a house about 10 metres from her home in Thokoza, south-east of Johannesburg, late last month. She had been brutally raped and murdered.‘How did her being a lesbian affect them?’Time passes slowly for Thoziwe Zozo, despite the fact that she has other responsibilities, including caring for her four children and three grandchildren. The pain of knowing that the spot where her daughter was murdered is just down the street becomes too much. Not even the walls of the one-room corrugated iron house she shares with her family have enough steel to block out the memory.Zozo thinks moving to a new area might help. “Maybe I would start healing then, but it’s not easy passing that spot on a daily basis,” she told SAnews on Thursday. “It always brings back bad memories for me.”Even if she moves, she will carry her daughter in her heart, which is heavy with unanswered questions. Like anyone who has been in her shoes, all she wants to know is why.“When they find the [murderers], I would like to ask them what is it that my daughter did to them, because I don’t understand why an outsider can be affected by her being a lesbian. Was she not good enough to walk in the streets?”Zozo’s neighbour, Joyce Ngejani, who described Duduzile as a soft-spoken person, said the community was still in shock. Worse still was the fear that the perpetrators were still roaming the streets, free to continue raping and murdering innocent women.“We were all shocked and hurt, no one believed it,” Ngejani said on Thursday. “Duduzile never got into a fight with anyone. She used to play soccer and walked with other boys on the street. We have confidence in government that one day the [killers] will be caught. But we fear that while they are still on the loose; more women could become victims.”The right to chooseMinister for Women, Children and People with Disabilities Lulu Xingwana paid a visit to the Zozo family on Thursday.Xingwana told Zozo she felt her pain, and that the government would do all it could to ensure that justice was served. She added that her department would try to help the Zozos get a decent house where they could live with dignity and in safety.Later on Thursday, Xingwana visited a local police station to check on the progress on Duduzile’s case. She also held a consultative meeting with the local lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community.Xingwana was hopeful that after her meeting with the police, there would be more community education about the rights of South Africans to express their sexual orientation, and the right to choice, which is enshrined in South Africa’s Constitution and Bill of Rights.“What’s important is that we need to educate our communities about these rights and Constitution and Bill of Right,” Xingwana said. “It is clear that women cannot be murdered in the community and harassed just because they are lesbians. People need to understand the right of association and right to choice. We need to step up this campaign.”Xingwana could not say much about Duduzile’s case as the matter is sub judice.“There have been a number of suspects that have been arrested so far, but the evidence did not link them to the killing. But we will ensure that those who are responsible get tough sentences.”Source: SANews.gov.za
21 April 2016Two CT Matrics have discovered low-cost ways to reduce the amount of mycotoxin in maize – they will save many lives! pic.twitter.com/jGlDI5Xtrd— Julia Joubert (@JulzJoubert) April 19, 2016Two matric learners from Khayelitsha, Kholiswa Ntshinga and Yolanda Nkala, have discovered a low-cost way to reduce the amount of mycotoxin-producing fungi in maize.Mycotoxin poisoning can damage the human nervous system as well as cause growth stunting in children and cancers, in particular liver and oesophageal.During their initial field research, studying the crops of subsistence farmers in rural Eastern Cape, the learners found that the maize, which is grown without the use of pesticides, showed dangerous levels of mycotoxins. They also found cases of oesophageal cancer in residents who drank traditional maize beer contaminated with the toxin. Maize is the staple food of residents in the area, as well as thousands of people across the country who grow their own crops.Using their research, the learners developed a preliminary process that theoretically could remove the toxins more easily and closer to the source of the food. While details of the process are still being verified by biologists, it has already drawn the attention of some of the country’s leading experts in the field.Wentzel Gelderblom, director of the Institute of Biomedical and Microbial Biotechnology at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, said their research could definitely help save many lives.“These young girls are brilliant. They are now part of a global scientific community that is finding ways to eliminate human exposure to mycotoxins and we need more of that,” Gelderblom told TimesLive.In addition to winning two South Africa science prizes, the Expo for Young Scientists and Eskom’s International Science Fair, the two learners were also selected to submit their findings to the Beijing International Science Fair earlier this year, where they won silver medals in the medicines category and a special award for innovation in agriculture.Nkala was selected as one of Mail and Guardian’s 200 Young South Africans 2015 for her continuing work in agriculture science and app development. Ntshinga is currently studying program coding at Code4Africa.Source: South African Expo for Young Scientists
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OSU freshman forward Mason Jobst (26) celebrates with the bench in a game against Michigan on Jan. 15 at the Schottenstein Center. OSU won in a shootout. Credit: Kevin Stankiewicz | Asst. Sports EditorIt’s 9:31 p.m. on Friday and the Ohio State men’s hockey team is in overtime with Big Ten rival and 14th-ranked Penn State at the Schottenstein Center. Buckeye freshman forward Mason Jobst has just blocked a slapshot with his left leg with 2:42 remaining and is visibly in pain.In stereotypical hockey player fashion, Jobst doesn’t stay down. Although slow to get up, he musters all the strength he has left in him and frantically tries to help his teammates clear the puck out of the zone so he can get off of the ice.Fourteen seconds after blocking that shot, just as Jobst returns to the action, Penn State freshman forward Alec Marsh ends the game with his sixth goal of the season.Questions are immediately raised as to whether the leading scorer in the Buckeyes’ nine-man freshman class would return for Game 2 of the series the next night.Twenty-four hours later, Jobst dekes Nittany Lions’ junior goaltender Eamon McAdam out of his jockstrap on a breakaway and buries the fourth of his team’s five goals on the night in a 5-1 OSU win.For Jobst, the Big Ten’s second-leading freshman scorer with six goals and 14 assists, the path to success this season has come through the patience of sitting out most of his final year of junior hockey.The former captain of the Muskegon Lumberjacks of the United States Hockey League, the top junior hockey league in the country, Jobst, who had already had both of his shoulders repaired, heard an all-too-familiar pop during a home game in October 2014.“I had a good summer working out and I was hoping to have a good year,” Jobst said. “I can’t really describe how deflating it was mentally that I had been through a full year of rehab and trying to take care of my body and for it to pop out again was devastating.”After speaking with his future coaches in Columbus, he determined that it was best to shut it down, have yet another surgery, and hope for an elusive healthy season next fall.However, the true captain and determined player that he is, Jobst battled back through rehab to rejoin his team for the Clark Cup Finals, where he contributed a goal and two assists, but his Lumberjacks were swept in three games by current teammate and classmate Dakota Joshua’s Sioux Falls Stampede.Jobst’s journey then continued to Ohio’s capital city to join coach Steve Rohlik’s Buckeyes.For Rohlik, he was not worried one bit about his somewhat injury-prone center. His recruitment of Jobst told him all that he needed to know about not just the type of player he was getting, but the type of person he is too.“First and foremost, I saw his competitiveness. Everybody would look at him and say that he’s not a very big kid in stature,” Rohlik said. “What we saw is a kid that competes all over the ice. He wants the puck. He’s not afraid to have the puck. He’s not afraid to go in tough areas. Sometimes guys get to the next level and they are afraid to make mistakes. Mason’s made mistakes, but he’s not afraid. Everyone that has coached him said, ‘Wow, you are going to get a heck of a player here.’”Jobst, who stands at 5-foot-7 and 159 pounds, has been exactly that through 22 games this season. Not only is he producing on the stat sheet, but in the faceoff circle as well, where he has emerged as the Buckeyes’ top faceoff man, winning 52.5 percent of his draws.His play has more than impressed the veteran leaders on the team.“He has the right to be confident out there,” said junior captain Nick Schilkey, who also plays at a height disadvantage at 5-foot-10. “Things are going the right way because he’s playing hard and he is a relentless forward out there and that is what we have to be as smaller guys. You have to pretend that you’re not 5-foot-8 and play like you’re six feet tall. The bounces are going his way and rightfully so.”After an 0-7 start and a 3-11 record heading into the winter break, Jobst and the Scarlet and Gray are starting to put things together.OSU is 4-2-2 since the second half started on Dec. 28, and three of those wins have come over top-15 ranked opponents. Jobst had seven points (three goals, four assists) in the 14 games he played in the first half of the season. In the seven games he has played in during the second half, his play mirrors that of his team’s, as he has 13 points (three goals, 10 assists). He also recently garnered the Big Ten’s Third Star of the Week after a seven-point weekend against rival and sixth-ranked Michigan. “When we went down to Florida and had those two big wins (over then-No. 4 Boston College and then-No. 9 Cornell), I think that was a huge confidence booster for all of us,” Jobst said. “In the locker room, the whole attitude is just like, ‘Wow, we do have it.’”Time will tell if Jobst and the Buckeyes still “have it” this upcoming weekend as they get set to host Michigan State for a two-game series. Puck drop on Friday is slated for 6:30 p.m., while Saturday’s matchup is scheduled for 7 p.m.