FEU, UP clash for PVL title

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced “We didn’t have enough time from Game 2 (on Saturday) so our coach said we just focus on recovery with our body and mental game,” said FEU’s Jerrili Malabanan who made 10 points.UP banked on veterans Isa Molde, Marian Buitre and Ayel Estranero who proved too much for Adamson.Molde unloaded 27 points while Buitre fired 19 off Estranero’s 35 excellent sets, their fearsome combination serving as a cornerstone for UP’s campaign all conference.“It’s very special and I want to thank the players and the coaches for a great teamwork,” said UP coach Godfrey Okumu, who coached his country Kenya in the 2006 and 2010 world women’s championship.  “This is a sign of many more things to come.”ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy 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 award Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college It won’t be that easy Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ MOST READ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Far Eastern University went through the backdoor to make the finals against first-time contender University of the Philippines in the Premier Volleyball League Collegiate Conference at Filoil Flying V Centre on Sunday.FEU bucked an opening set loss to frustrate UST, 19-25, 25-18, 25-22, 25-17, and make the finals for the first time since 2014 when it won the title.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES The Lady Tamaraws lost Game 1 of their best-of-three Final Four series.Earlier, the Lady Maroons got into the championship for the first time, disposing of the top ranked Adamson Lady Falcons, 25-19, 29-27, 20-25, 25-20, also in Game 3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’UP won Game 1.The Lady Tamaraws and the Lady Maroons begin their best-of-three finals duel next Sunday. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins View commentslast_img read more

Big Relief for St. Timothy’s Gov’t Hospital in Robertsport

first_imgDr. James Eric Appel – Advertisement – — Cape Mountainians in Americas welcome new medical doctorThe National Association of Cape Mountainians in the Americas (NACA), says it is excited about the arrival of Dr. James Eric Appel in Liberia to volunteer at St. Timothy’s Government Hospital in Robersport, Grand Cape Mount County.The Association said Dr. Appel’s presence at the hospital “is a big relief” to the county, and nearby areas in alleviating some of the medical needs of the people.In a press release issued on Sunday, December 1, 2019, NACA said it looks forward to working with Dr. Appel and Cross-Cultural Care International to help revamp the healthcare system at St. Timothy’s Hospital.The Association said the series of programs held in Robertsport to welcome Dr. Appel and his family demonstrated how appreciative the people are to receive a doctor, who will be sacrificing his comfort to take care of their medical needs.Dr. Appel, an American Family Medicine Physician, arrived in the country recently under a Cross-Cultural Care (C3) program, and is to volunteer at St. Timothy’s Hospital for five years.  He is in the country along with his wife Sarah (also a Nurse) and their three children.According to globalc3.org, Dr. Appel has over 15 years to his credit performing thousands of OB/Gyn (women cases), General Surgery, and Orthopedic (bone) cases in the Republic of Chad on a completely voluntary basis.On the doctor’s connection to Cape Mount, the website said Dr. Appel took time away from his busy schedule during the Ebola Crisis in Liberia to surf in Robertsport, where he fell in love with the coastal city.While at St. Timothy’s Hospital, Dr. Appel will make the facility a “true referral hospital, and a surgical center of excellence, training Liberia’s future doctors and American volunteers,” the website said.Also, he will strengthen C3’s relationship with the Ministry of Health’s leadership in Monrovia.C3 is a USA-based nonprofit, 501 (C), international non-government organization (NGO), and is registered as such in Liberia to partner with the ministries of Health and Education by improving capacity of personnel in Grand Cape Mount County.NACA’s former Board Chairman, Dr. H. Momo Fahnbulleh, has called on his fellow Cape Mountainians to mobilize their resources to help rebuild the over 100-year-old St. Timothy’s Government Hospital.Fahnbulleh observed that the hospital has not gone through any major improvements in several years, and that Cape Mountainians in the diasporas can work with the county’s leadership to launch a capital campaign to improve conditions at the hospital, and other important public buildings that are still in ruins since civil war ended in 2003.Dr. Fahnbulleh, who made the call recently when he served as a keynote speaker at NACA’s 17th Convention in Folcroft, outside Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, named war affected facilities as the Tubman Center of African Culture and Hotel Wakorlor in Robersport.Earlier during the business session in East Lansdowne, Pennsylvania, NACA’s president Emmanuel Massaquoi spoke of efforts being made to “retool the Association” to reflect unity and cooperation among its members.He said the refusal of the past administration to officially turn over to his administration after the 2018 Convention in New York should never define the Association’s members as his administration’s priorities were to restore trust, respect, dignity and enhance effective communication as well as strengthening the various chapters.Board Chairman Abraham Kiazolu said there is an “unprecedented cooperation” between the administration and the Board of Directors and, because of this, both have achieved a lot in meeting the goals of the Association.He, however, spoke of the need for the various local presidents to encourage their respective Board members to attend meetings.During the convention, over US$20,000 was raised in cash to help with the Association’s programs.Also, several personalities were honored for their outstanding contributions to the Association and the Liberian community in Pennsylvania.It can be recalled that NACA in February and September of this year donated medical equipment and supplies to St. Timothy’s Hospital, the Sinje Clinic, as well as other clinics in Grand Cape Mount County, worth US$75,000.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Technological gap between hinterland, Coast to be bridged

first_imgThe Education Ministry recently inked an agreement with the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the ProFuturo Foundation which will see a digital learning platform being developed to bridge the technological gap between the coastal and the hinterland regions of Guyana.According to the Ministry, the technical assistance cooperation agreement was signed on May 25, by Education Minister Nicolette Henry on behalf of Guyana; while Luis Almagro, Secretary General of the OAS, and Sofia Ferandez de Mesa, General Director of ProFuturo Foundation attached their signatures to the document.Some 28 hinterland schools are set to benefit from the initiative which will provide training for 449 teachers as well as 5435 students attending primary schools.Guyana Times was told that five Caribbean countries were chosen to benefit from the technical assistance agreement, however Guyana was the only country that met the necessary implementation criteria to launch the programme. The other states are likely to sign on to the agreement later on.“ProFuturo is an education programme launched in 2016 by Telefónica Foundation and “La Caixa” Foundation, whose mission is to narrow the education gap in the world by providing quality digital education for children in vulnerable environments in Latin America, Sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. In line with Goal 4 of the United Nations’ 2030 sustainable development agenda on access to equitable and inclusive quality education for all,” the Ministry explained in a statement.Minister Henry expressed gratitude on behalf of the Government for the technical assistance which will be used to advance digital education.She also highlighted the importance of the aid as she reminded that Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is important if Guyana is to achieve equitable education, given its topographies.Meanwhile Almagro from the OAS pointed out that Guyana is the first country in the Caribbean region to sign on to the cooperation agreement with Profuturo.The General Secretary further noted that it is hoped that this serves as the impetus for other Caribbean countries, the Education Ministry statement said.last_img read more

Jones admits to doping

first_imgTRACK AND FIELD: Facing legal charges, U.S. sprinter reportedly comes clean about using BALCO steroid cream. By Bob Baum THE ASSOCIATED PRESS For years, Marion Jones angrily denied she was a drug cheat, swearing she was clean and daring anyone to prove otherwise. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CitySeven years after her triumphs at the 2000 Olympics, the three-time gold medalist has admitted in a recent letter to family and close friends that she used steroids before the Sydney Games, The Washington Post reported Thursday. She’s scheduled to appear in U.S. District Court in White Plains, N.Y., today to plead guilty to charges in connection with her steroid use, a federal law enforcement source told The Associated Press. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, and would not provide specific details about the plea. “I want to apologize for all of this,” the Post reported Jones saying in her letter, quoting a person who received a copy and read it to the paper. “I am sorry for disappointing you all in so many ways.” Jones said in her letter that she faced up to six months in jail and would be sentenced in three months, according to the newspaper. The admission also could cost Jones the five medals she won in Sydney, where she was the most celebrated female athlete of the Games. She didn’t win the five golds she wanted, but she came away with three and two bronzes, and her bright smile and charming personality made her a star. The triple gold medalist in Sydney said she took “the clear” for two years, beginning in 1999, and that she got it from former coach Trevor Graham, who told her it was flaxseed oil, the newspaper reported. “The clear” is a performance-enhancing drug linked to BALCO, the lab at the center of the steroids scandal in professional sports. Home run king Barry Bonds, New York Yankees slugger Jason Giambi and Detroit Tigers outfielder Gary Sheffield all have been linked to the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative and were among more than two dozen athletes who testified before a federal grand jury in 2003. Until now, Jones had denied doping, even suing BALCO founder Victor Conte in 2004 for $25 million. Conte repeatedly accused Jones of using performance-enhancing drugs and said he watched her inject herself. “It cost me a lot of money to defend myself,” Conte said Thursday. “But I told the truth then, and I’m telling it now.” In her letter, Jones said she didn’t realize she’d used performance-enhancing drugs until she stopped training with Graham at the end of 2002. She said she lied when federal agents questioned her in 2003, panicking when they presented her with a sample of “the clear,” which she recognized as the substance Graham had given her. “It’s funky, because you wanted to believe she was clean,” said Jon Drummond, a gold medalist in the 400 relay in Sydney. “It’s like that old saying, `Cheaters never win.’ So no matter how glorious or glamorous things look, you’ll get caught and pay a price for it. “It caught me by total surprise,” he added. “It’s a shock. I thought it was a closed case. It doesn’t help track and field at all, except maybe by letting the world know, people always get to the bottom of things.” Jones’ career has been tarnished the last several years by doping allegations against her. In August 2006, a urine sample tested positive for EPO, but Jones was cleared when a backup sample tested negative. She also was among the athletes who testified before a BALCO grand jury in 2003. Her former boyfriend, Tim Montgomery, also testified, and was given a two-year ban for doping in late 2005. Michelle Collins and Justin Gatlin, who also trained with Graham, were banned for doping violations, too. Graham has a Nov. 26 trial date after being indicted in the BALCO case last November on three counts of lying to federal agents. Graham, who has pleaded not guilty, helped launch the government’s steroid probe in 2003 when he mailed a vial of “the clear” – previously undetectable – to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency. USA Track & Field was not aware of Jones’ letter nor any pending legal action, CEO Craig Masback said. “Anything that exposes the truth about drug use in sport is good for ensuring the integrity of sport,” Masback said. “Any use of performance-en- hancing substances is a tragedy for the athlete, their teammates, friends, family and the sport.” Darryl Seibel, spokesman for the U.S. Olympic Committee, declined comment on whether Jones would lose her medals until legal proceedings are completed. “If these reports are true,” Seibel said, “it is an admission of responsibility from an athlete who owed her sport much better.” The Post also reported that, in her letter, Jones said she lied about a $25,000 check given to her by Montgomery, who pleaded guilty in New York in April as part of a criminal scheme to cash millions of dollars worth of stolen or forged checks. He has yet to be sentenced.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. 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Vipers dispatch Bul to go second

first_img Tags: Bul FCStarTimes Uganda Premeir Leaguetopvipers sc Vipers are now second on the log (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier League Bul FC 1-3 Vipers SCNjeru Technical Center, JinjaWednesday, 19-12-2018NJERU – Vipers SC returned to second spot in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League thanks to a 3-1 win over Bul FC at the Njeru Technical Center.In the only StarTimes Uganda Premier League game played on Wednesday, the Venoms took a second minute lead through last season’s top scorer, Dan Sserunkuma, deflecting Yayo Lutimba’s cross in past Hannington Balunya in Bul’s goal.Sserunkuma nearly doubled his day’s tally but was denied by Balunya following a cross from Tito Okello.The home side who looked in shambles in the early exchanges finally got into the game with Josua Lubwama striking a free-kick straight at Derrick Ochan in the Venoms goal and moments later Richard Matovu fired wide of the target while in a promising position.With both sides failing to come an closer to scoring in the rest of the half, Vipers went into the break leading by a slender 1-0 margin.Nine minutes into the second, Villa Oromchan equalized for the hosts who looked lively since the interval. The striker struck into the right had corner after he was played in by Abdul Matovu.BUL could have doubled their lead five minutes later but Daniel Shabena, who was given a lot of space to run towards the goal, fired an inch wide.Vipers who had earlier lost Taddeo Lwanga to injury (replaced with Brian Nkuubi), brought on Noah Wafula and Duncan Sseninde in place of Sserunkuma and Abraham Ndugwa.On 74 minutes, Tito pounced onto loose defending by Bul moments after Nkuubi had earlier headed Lutimba’s well weight cross out.Sseninde put the game beyond BUL’s reach when the hosts failed to clear from the area, to slot from close range an effort that hit the post and into the back of the net.The win elevates the Venoms to second place on the log with 24 points from 10 games, as BUL FC remains in sixth place with 19 points.Next for Vipers is a home game in the CAF Champions League second leg qualifiers against Algeria’s CS Constantine on Friday before facing Tooro United in the league.BUL will look to make amends when play host to log leaders KCCA FC in NjeruComments last_img read more

Good news for commuters as N56 from Coolboy to Kilmacrennan to open tomorrow

first_imgA long-awaited stretch of road on the N56 from Coolboy to Kilmacrennan is set to open tomorrow (Mon). The 3.1km scheme, which has seen the removal of the notorious ‘Blue Banks’ bends, is a key transport corridor to the north-west of Donegal including Glenveagh National Park, Donegal Airport and the Gaeltacht.Alongside the new road, a two-metre shared footway/cycle track has been created on both sides of the road and it is hoped that this new shared track will be extended to Letterkenny. The delivery of this scheme is the culmination of over eight years work by the Donegal National Roads Office and is a continuation of the N56 Mountaintop to Illistrin project completed in 2009.The original road had a narrow carriageway, no significant verge and a number of poorly aligned junctions, accesses and entrances.The new scheme has seen the widening and realignment to a seven-metre carriageway with hard strips and verges.In collaboration with this project, Irish Water constructed a new trunk water main and distributor water mains serving Letterkenny and its environs adjacent to and along the N56. Works on this scheme commenced in January 2018 and took 18 months to complete.  BAM Civils Ltd. were the main contractor, RPS Consulting Engineers were the designer and construction works were supervised on behalf of Donegal County Council by Barry Transportation.The project was managed on behalf of Donegal County Council by the National Roads Office in Donegal Town.Minister for Education and Skills, Joe McHugh T.D., and Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Cllr. Nicholas Crossan will open the road on Monday at 2pm.Good news for commuters as N56 from Coolboy to Kilmacrennan to open tomorrow was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)last_img read more

Sturridge ‘feeling a little better’, while Spurs are tipped to sell Modric

first_imgTottenham are finally ready to sell Luka Modric, who is still wanted by Chelsea, according to the Daily Mirror.Spurs have been linked with a host of players following the appointment of former Blues boss Andre Villas-Boas as manager at White Hart Lane.And it is claimed that Croatian playmaker Modric, who has been widely tipped to move this summer, will leave in order to fund new signings.Chelsea tried in vain to sign him in January. Real Madrid and both Manchester clubs are also said to be interested.Meanwhile, Daniel Sturridge is inevitably in the headlines following the news that he is suffering from suspected meningitis.The Chelsea forward, 22, has been treated at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, where his condition is being assessed.A friend of Sturridge is quoted by The Sun as saying: “The family have obviously been very concerned and worried.“Thankfully he’s been feeling a little bit better over the last 24 hours and everyone is hoping that’s a positive sign.“But the full facts won’t be known until the results of all the tests are back and have been examined by the experts.”And Paris St Germain boss Carlo Ancelotti has dismissed reports he is keen to sign John Terry from Chelsea.French media quote him as saying: “We are looking for a central defender and the club is in contact with some players, but not John Terry.”This page is regularly updated. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Curry, Draymond ensure a fifth consecutive Finals appearance

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/05/21/bang_3319f460-0402-4e39-936e-9a97b2ee306f”]PORTLAND, Ore. – The moment usually calls for Stephen Curry to take the shot. Do we really need to explain the reasons?Curry is the best NBA shooter ever. The Warriors held only a one-point lead in the final minute of overtime. And through shooting slumps and streaks, Curry thrives in those moments.With Curry encountering double teams, though, he found it better to pass to an open teammate. Even if the ball went to …last_img

Brand South Africa appoints Chief Marketing Officer

first_imgLynette Oelschig has a wealth of experience in the broadcasting and telecommunications sectors, and has served on the boards of Econet Wireless Lesotho and MultiChoice Kenya. She is known for her impactful turnaround communications expertise and has been a marketing communications, brand alignment and marketing management lecturer at Vega School of Brand Management and AAA School of Advertising.Notably, Oelschig recently developed and implemented South African Parliament’s ‘Image and Positioning Project’, which included a comprehensive  positioning strategy, new emblem and Identity Management Guide, media relations, public participation and an internal culture programme to align behaviour to values. She further developed an interactive online strategy for SARS.She has pioneered the launch of K-TV, M-NET’s first regional office in Africa and the launch of Econet’s cellular brands in Nigeria. Ms Oelschig has also developed brand alignment programmes for MNET, MWeb Africa, Cell C, Discovery Health, Holcim Cement, Business Connexion and the South African Venture Capital Association. She is a member of the Marketing Association of South Africa and the Woman’s Business Forum (JHB) and has a BA Communications (Hons), as well as IMM Diploma.“Ms. Oelschig has incredible passion for our country and a proven track record in marketing, communications and global brand management. She brings dynamic drive and creativity to our team,” says Brand South Africa CEO, Miller Matola.“Our people, skilled marketers and communicators, hold the key to the successful conceptualisation and implementation of Nation brand building campaigns. It is our vision for South Africa to be acknowledged as a Top 20 Nation Brand  and a Top 30 nation in the Global Competitive Index (WEF) by 2020, and to make a contribution towards sustainable economic growth  by encouraging local and foreign investment, trade and tourism  through the promotion of ‘Brand South Africa’,” concludes Matola.last_img read more

Bala is goodwill ambassador

first_imgLoyiso Bala, South Africa’s King of R&B, and now a South African UNAids Goodwill Ambassador.(Image: Just Curious)MEDIA CONTACTS • Sade StarkeyOffice Administrator+27 011 465 0005Aneshree NaidooLoyiso Bala may be known as South Africa’s king of R&B, but now the much-loved entertainer has an official title to his name: South African UNAids Goodwill Ambassador.The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) announced his appointment on 21 October. As a goodwill ambassador, 34-year-old Bala will use his public platform to reduce the stigma of HIV infection and fight discrimination against people with HIV. He will also speak out against gender inequality and gender violence.“We are delighted to welcome Mr Bala to the UNAids family here in South Africa,” said Dr Catherine Sozi, the UNAids country co-ordinator in South Africa. “He has a powerful role to play in helping us highlight critical issues in the HIV response.”Bala was quick to tweet his new job: “I’m honoured to announce my appointment as the UNAids Goodwill Ambassador. UNAids is the Join United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids.” The UN-funded organisation works with prominent individuals in the arts, entertainment, sport and other fields of public life, to build awareness of HIV and Aids.Speaking to MediaClubSouthAfrica.com, he said: “The UN is known for its extraordinary good work in South Africa, Africa and the world. To be given the opportunity to be a part of this team is for me a great honour. After all, I don’t sing to only entertain but to also make a difference. Being a UNAids Goodwill Ambassador provides me with the best platform to carry this forward.“I get many opportunities to address young people either through music or through speaking engagements. I will take the opportunity to raise some of the issues surrounding HIV/Aids in our country within my UNAids targets. This will hopefully open a dialogue about this issue in our nation.I believe that the more we can talk about it, the better we can understand it and the closer we will be to defeating it.”Guiding young peopleAccording to the Statistics South Africa May 2013 mid-year population estimate, the number of HIV-positive people in South Africa increased from an estimated four million in 2002 to 5.26 million in 2013. The South Africa 2013 Global Aids Response Progress Report states that while progress has been made in reducing HIV-related stigma and discrimination, much needs to be achieved by the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) deadline.The sixth MDG relates to HIV and Aids, with Target 6.A to have halted and begun to reverse, by 2015, the spread of HIV/Aids. The UN reports that new HIV infections continue to decline in most regions. More people than ever are living with HIV as a result of fewer Aids-related deaths and the continued large number of new infections, with 2.5 million people newly infected each year. Comprehensive knowledge of HIV transmission remains low among young people, along with condom use. More orphaned children are now in school because of expanded efforts to mitigate the impact of Aids, it says.Target 6.B of the MDGs is to achieve, by 2010, universal access to treatment for HIV/Aids for all those who need it. The UN reports that while the target was missed by 2011, access to treatment for people with HIV increased in all regions. At the end of 2011, 8 million people were receiving antiretroviral therapy for HIV. It says this total constitutes an increase of over 1.4 million people from December 2010. By the end of 2011, 11 countries had achieved universal access to antiretroviral therapy.According to the Henry J Kaiser Family Foundation, in 2012, the reported number of adults – people aged 15 and over – in South Africa receiving antiretroviral therapy was 2 010 340.Gender inequalityGender inequality is also a major challenge in South Africa, reflected in the preliminary findings of the Human Sciences Research Council National Household Survey recently. Results show that young women and girls between 15 and 24 years old are three times (17.9%) more likely to be HIV-positive than young men and boys in the same age group (5.6%).In light of this, Bala will play a key role in inspiring people – young people in particular – to get tested for HIV. If they know their status they will be more able to make informed decisions about leading healthy and productive lives. HIV testing encourages disclosure and openness about the disease.“I believe passionately in young people and in making a difference in their lives. This new partnership with UNAids provides me with a way to speak to them about issues which affect them. I am where I am today because of the guidance I received from people who loved me and guided me as a young person. I hope I can provide the same inspiration to my audience,” said Bala.Born in Uitenhage, in Eastern Cape, Bala began his career singing in church at just three years old. He trained classically as a schoolboy at the world renowned Drakensberg Boys’ Choir. After completing school, his career rocketed with his family group, TKZee, the famed kwaito outfit. As a solo artist, he is now a multiple award-winning R&B and gospel musician and a triple platinum selling artist.He has performed alongside international artists Elton John, Will Smith, Corinne Bailey Rae, John Legend, Brian McKnight and Jamelia, and for dignitaries and celebrities such as Nelson Mandela, Bill Clinton, Gordon Brown, Oprah Winfrey and Richard Branson. He has been nominated for MTV Awards and has been named You and GQ magazines’ most stylish male in the country.Bala is also an ambassador for the social justice organisation, 46664; the child-focused charity, Smile Foundation; and the charity, MaAfrika Tikkun. He also uses his celebrity status to talk about HIV education in South African schools. He is married to publicist Jennifer Odjidja; the couple had their first child this year.last_img read more