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20 Jul 19
News365.co.za

Thando Thabethe and Lunga Shabalala are having a blast in the Maldives, but are they together as a couple? Rumours have been swirling for weeks that the pair are dating and their latest trip might be the evidence their fans need. RT when you see it 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/I4Lb0qUFwQ — Thando Thabooty (@Thando_Thabethe) July 7, 2019 […]

19 Jul 19
Marathon memoirs

So there we have it! After 23 weeks of relentless slog, early January mornings, barmy February weekend run camps, April tune up marathons and Double Top ultras, the Comrades 2019 Up Run is now in the books. And what a journey it has been for 12 determined runners from Jersey in “the world’s oldest and […]

19 Jul 19
The Irish Sun
RUGBY star Kyle Cooper went for a swim with a man-eating shark after he heroically saved it from drowning. The 30-year-old, who plays for Jonny Wilkinson’s former club Newcastle, dragged the beast down the beach and safely returned it into the Indian Ocean. The rugby star safely returned the Zambezi Shark back into the Indian Ocean Kyle Cooper was fishing with his brother when the incident took place The strapping South African born forward was fishing with brother Keagan, 27, off a beach in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, during the close rugby season when his rod bent over double. When he reeled it in after an almighty battle he found to his shock an eight foot long shark had taken his bait – and it was one of the most dangerous species in the seas. The brothers were determined to unhook the Zambezi Shark and return it safely to the Indian Ocean but huge waves had washed it high up onto the sandy beach and stranded it. So rugby player Kyle and diet coach brother Keagan decided there was only one thing for it – they would have to drag it back down the beach and then swim it back out to sea! This incredible video – believed to be shot by their dad Shane – shows Kyle lassoing a strap around the shark’s tail fin and the brothers then drag the man-eater down the beach. Both battle as huge waves crash over them and threaten to beach the shark again but after 30 seconds they get it into deeper water and turn the shark round to face the ocean. Waves crash over their heads completely submerging them as they hang onto the shark often completely out of their depth. Between waves they hold the carnivore – commonly known as a bull shark – and allow seawater to rush through its open mouth and gills until they felt it revive its strength and power. When the shark was finally ready it kicked its tail and headed swiftly off back out through the surf and out into calmer waters where it would have resumed its search for dinner. ‘BITTEN THEIR ARMS OR LEGS OFF’ A friend of Kyle’s said: “It was such a crazy thing to watch these two walking a shark that could have bitten their arms or legs off in one bite out to sea then swimming with it. “Kyle had caught it and felt responsible for getting it back into the ocean as quickly as possible and the only way to do that was to get in the water with the shark itself. “Everyone was holding their breath but the boys pulled it off and then high fived each other when the shark was safely on its way and you could see the fin beyond the wave line. “Kyle and Keagan cracked open a beer as soon as they were back on the beach and it is fair to say they were both pretty full of adrenalin and had a good laugh about it. “He said his coaches told him to keep fit during his break but I doubt that was their idea of pre-season training!” she said. Rugby star Kyle had spent his 5 weeks close season break back in his home town of Durban drone fishing with his brother Keagan at local beaches and chilling out with his parents. Brother Keagan is a drone racing instructor and they used a large remote controlled drone to fly their mullet bait 450 feet out to sea to drop it where the big fish were feeding. ‘PROUD OF THE BOYS’ Kyle’s father Shane posted the video on his Facebook page where it has gone viral with over 75,000 hits and said: “When an animals life needs to be saved you do what you have to do. “God will keep you safe. Proud of the boys. No place for pussies. One happy Zambezi shark”. Ironically hooker Kyle played Super Rugby before being poached by Newcastle Falcons from the aptly named Sharks based in Durban and he joined the top English club in 2016. England stars Jonny Wilkinson, Matthew Tait and Toby Flood are among the many famous players to have pulled on the shirt for the side just relegated from the Premiership. Kyle said on his Facebook page: “So the last 5 weeks my brother and myself have taken time to crash course in drone fishing and these are some of the sharks we have landed. “All sharks and fish landed were safely released.  Now it is time to go back and hit the rugby club and have the most amazing season there. It has been a wonderful break” he said. [article-rail-section title=”most read in sport ” posts_category=”18″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] The National Geographic said of the Zambezi/Bull sharks: “They are aggressive and many experts consider them to be the most dangerous species of shark in the world. “Historically Bull sharks are joined by their more famous cousins the Great White and the Tiger Shark as being the three species most likely to attack humans. “They are found cruising the shallow warm waters of all the world and are fast agile predators that will eat almost anything they see and can even swim up rivers.” The man-eating shark took his bait while he was fishing from the beach [bc_video video_id=”6060338908001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Buffalo Bill Chrisitan Wade insists rugby players should only transfer to NFL if they truly want it”]
19 Jul 19
The Sun
RUGBY star Kyle Cooper went for a swim with a man-eating shark after he heroically saved it from drowning. The 30-year-old, who plays for Jonny Wilkinson’s former club Newcastle, dragged the beast down the beach and safely returned it into the Indian Ocean. The rugby star safely returned the Zambezi Shark back into the Indian Ocean Kyle Cooper was fishing with his brother when the incident took place The strapping South African born forward was fishing with brother Keagan, 27, off a beach in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, during the close rugby season when his rod bent over double. When he reeled it in after an almighty battle he found to his shock an eight foot long shark had taken his bait – and it was one of the most dangerous species in the seas. The brothers were determined to unhook the Zambezi Shark and return it safely to the Indian Ocean but huge waves had washed it high up onto the sandy beach and stranded it. So rugby player Kyle and diet coach brother Keagan decided there was only one thing for it – they would have to drag it back down the beach and then swim it back out to sea! This incredible video – believed to be shot by their dad Shane – shows Kyle lassoing a strap around the shark’s tail fin and the brothers then drag the man-eater down the beach. Both battle as huge waves crash over them and threaten to beach the shark again but after 30 seconds they get it into deeper water and turn the shark round to face the ocean. Waves crash over their heads completely submerging them as they hang onto the shark often completely out of their depth. Between waves they hold the carnivore – commonly known as a bull shark – and allow seawater to rush through its open mouth and gills until they felt it revive its strength and power. When the shark was finally ready it kicked its tail and headed swiftly off back out through the surf and out into calmer waters where it would have resumed its search for dinner. ‘BITTEN THEIR ARMS OR LEGS OFF’ A friend of Kyle’s said: “It was such a crazy thing to watch these two walking a shark that could have bitten their arms or legs off in one bite out to sea then swimming with it. “Kyle had caught it and felt responsible for getting it back into the ocean as quickly as possible and the only way to do that was to get in the water with the shark itself. “Everyone was holding their breath but the boys pulled it off and then high fived each other when the shark was safely on its way and you could see the fin beyond the wave line. “Kyle and Keagan cracked open a beer as soon as they were back on the beach and it is fair to say they were both pretty full of adrenalin and had a good laugh about it. “He said his coaches told him to keep fit during his break but I doubt that was their idea of pre-season training!” she said. Rugby star Kyle had spent his 5 weeks close season break back in his home town of Durban drone fishing with his brother Keagan at local beaches and chilling out with his parents. Brother Keagan is a drone racing instructor and they used a large remote controlled drone to fly their mullet bait 450 feet out to sea to drop it where the big fish were feeding. ‘PROUD OF THE BOYS’ Kyle’s father Shane posted the video on his Facebook page where it has gone viral with over 75,000 hits and said: “When an animals life needs to be saved you do what you have to do. “God will keep you safe. Proud of the boys. No place for pussies. One happy Zambezi shark”. Ironically hooker Kyle played Super Rugby before being poached by Newcastle Falcons from the aptly named Sharks based in Durban and he joined the top English club in 2016. England stars Jonny Wilkinson, Matthew Tait and Toby Flood are among the many famous players to have pulled on the shirt for the side just relegated from the Premiership. Kyle said on his Facebook page: “So the last 5 weeks my brother and myself have taken time to crash course in drone fishing and these are some of the sharks we have landed. “All sharks and fish landed were safely released.  Now it is time to go back and hit the rugby club and have the most amazing season there. It has been a wonderful break” he said. [article-rail-section title=”most read in sport ” posts_category=”321″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] The National Geographic said of the Zambezi/Bull sharks: “They are aggressive and many experts consider them to be the most dangerous species of shark in the world. “Historically Bull sharks are joined by their more famous cousins the Great White and the Tiger Shark as being the three species most likely to attack humans. “They are found cruising the shallow warm waters of all the world and are fast agile predators that will eat almost anything they see and can even swim up rivers.” The man-eating shark took his bait while he was fishing from the beach [bc_video video_id=”6060338908001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Buffalo Bill Chrisitan Wade insists rugby players should only transfer to NFL if they truly want it”]
19 Jul 19
The Scottish Sun
RUGBY star Kyle Cooper went for a swim with a man-eating shark after he heroically saved it from drowning. The 30-year-old, who plays for Jonny Wilkinson’s former club Newcastle, dragged the beast down the beach and safely returned it into the Indian Ocean. The rugby star safely returned the Zambezi Shark back into the Indian Ocean Kyle Cooper was fishing with his brother when the incident took place The strapping South African born forward was fishing with brother Keagan, 27, off a beach in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, during the close rugby season when his rod bent over double. When he reeled it in after an almighty battle he found to his shock an eight foot long shark had taken his bait – and it was one of the most dangerous species in the seas. The brothers were determined to unhook the Zambezi Shark and return it safely to the Indian Ocean but huge waves had washed it high up onto the sandy beach and stranded it. So rugby player Kyle and diet coach brother Keagan decided there was only one thing for it – they would have to drag it back down the beach and then swim it back out to sea! This incredible video – believed to be shot by their dad Shane – shows Kyle lassoing a strap around the shark’s tail fin and the brothers then drag the man-eater down the beach. Both battle as huge waves crash over them and threaten to beach the shark again but after 30 seconds they get it into deeper water and turn the shark round to face the ocean. Waves crash over their heads completely submerging them as they hang onto the shark often completely out of their depth. Between waves they hold the carnivore – commonly known as a bull shark – and allow seawater to rush through its open mouth and gills until they felt it revive its strength and power. When the shark was finally ready it kicked its tail and headed swiftly off back out through the surf and out into calmer waters where it would have resumed its search for dinner. ‘BITTEN THEIR ARMS OR LEGS OFF’ A friend of Kyle’s said: “It was such a crazy thing to watch these two walking a shark that could have bitten their arms or legs off in one bite out to sea then swimming with it. “Kyle had caught it and felt responsible for getting it back into the ocean as quickly as possible and the only way to do that was to get in the water with the shark itself. “Everyone was holding their breath but the boys pulled it off and then high fived each other when the shark was safely on its way and you could see the fin beyond the wave line. “Kyle and Keagan cracked open a beer as soon as they were back on the beach and it is fair to say they were both pretty full of adrenalin and had a good laugh about it. “He said his coaches told him to keep fit during his break but I doubt that was their idea of pre-season training!” she said. Rugby star Kyle had spent his 5 weeks close season break back in his home town of Durban drone fishing with his brother Keagan at local beaches and chilling out with his parents. Brother Keagan is a drone racing instructor and they used a large remote controlled drone to fly their mullet bait 450 feet out to sea to drop it where the big fish were feeding. ‘PROUD OF THE BOYS’ Kyle’s father Shane posted the video on his Facebook page where it has gone viral with over 75,000 hits and said: “When an animals life needs to be saved you do what you have to do. “God will keep you safe. Proud of the boys. No place for pussies. One happy Zambezi shark”. Ironically hooker Kyle played Super Rugby before being poached by Newcastle Falcons from the aptly named Sharks based in Durban and he joined the top English club in 2016. England stars Jonny Wilkinson, Matthew Tait and Toby Flood are among the many famous players to have pulled on the shirt for the side just relegated from the Premiership. Kyle said on his Facebook page: “So the last 5 weeks my brother and myself have taken time to crash course in drone fishing and these are some of the sharks we have landed. “All sharks and fish landed were safely released.  Now it is time to go back and hit the rugby club and have the most amazing season there. It has been a wonderful break” he said. [article-rail-section title=”most read in sport ” posts_category=”4″ posts_number=”12″ query_type=”popular” /] The National Geographic said of the Zambezi/Bull sharks: “They are aggressive and many experts consider them to be the most dangerous species of shark in the world. “Historically Bull sharks are joined by their more famous cousins the Great White and the Tiger Shark as being the three species most likely to attack humans. “They are found cruising the shallow warm waters of all the world and are fast agile predators that will eat almost anything they see and can even swim up rivers.” The man-eating shark took his bait while he was fishing from the beach [bc_video video_id=”6060338908001″ account_id=”5067014667001″ player_id=”default” embed=”in-page” padding_top=”56%” autoplay=”” min_width=”0px” max_width=”640px” width=”100%” height=”100%” caption=”Buffalo Bill Chrisitan Wade insists rugby players should only transfer to NFL if they truly want it”]
19 Jul 19
AFROINSIDER

Transnet said on Friday it anticipates that it will take close to two weeks to clear the backlog at the Ngqura Container Terminal in Port Elizabeth, which has been hit by unprotected industrial action. Workers embarked on the protest more than two weeks ago to show their anger over payment of a short-term incentive and […]

19 Jul 19
AFROINSIDER

Zebras in tough 2021 AFCON qualifying group The road to Cameroon is set to be full of potholes for the Zebras after they were drawn in a tough group for the 2021 AFCON Qualifiers. The draw, which took place in Cairo, Egypt on Thursday (18 July), pitted the senior national team against Algeria, Zimbabwe and […]

19 Jul 19
Current School News

Study Abroad Programs in South Africa – South Africa, officially the Republic of South Africa (RSA), is the southernmost country in Africa. South Africa is the largest country in Southern Africa and the 25th-largest country in the world by land area and, with over 57 million people, is the world’s 24th-most populous nation. South Africa is a multi-ethnic society encompassing a […]

19 Jul 19
News Archives Uk

A 78-year-old South Korean man who set himself ablaze near the Japanese Embassy in Seoul has died, police said, amid rising trade and political disputes between Seoul and Tokyo. Police said he was surnamed Kim while being treated in hospital on Friday. According to police, he ignited a fire inside his car parked in front […]

19 Jul 19
ten20magazine

More than half a million festival attendees turned up at the Essence Festival to celebrate its 25th year in New Orleans Fourth of July weekend.

18 Jul 19
Durban Girl Diaries

Every month I get invited to, and attend, the Ethekwini Community Media Forum meeting. It is always a very empowering and uplifting meeting where, this month, we heard a talk that was presented to us by Nonhle Memela from the Durban Business Support, Tourism & Market Unit on how they unleash the potential and talent […]

18 Jul 19
The Willits News
So what’s a nurdle? It turns out that’s the name for round plastic pellets used to make nearly all plastic goods. Nurdles weigh about 20 milligrams each, and are produced by the billions. According to reporting by Mother Jones, it is estimated that more than 250,000 tons of nurdles enter the oceans each year. A lot of nurdles are produced in Texas, and presumably are an important part of the Texas economy. The problem is that those little pieces of plastic have been illegally discharged by Texas plastic manufacturers for years, and are polluting the Gulf of Mexico and the southern shores of states bordering that body of water. The Gulf Coast of Texas has seen multiple nurdle spills, which Gulf currents have piled up on shore causing what the director for the Mission-Arkansas National Estuarine Research Reserve calls “some crazy amount of [plastic] debris showing up.” Fines for violating state pollution laws have had little impact on the plastics industry. Unsurprisingly, the Trump administration slow walks enforcement of federal environmental law. Civil penalties, in total, last year were the lowest since the EPA’s enforcement office was created in 1994, said Cynthia Giles, former assistant administrator of the EPA. Texas has about 46 companies that produce nurdles. Research shows a correlation between the illegal discharge of nurdle pellets and pellet powder by plastics manufacturers near the Gulf waters, and the build up of plastic pollution on the Gulf Coast. Additionally, nurdles can absorb pollutants like pesticides, PCBs, and mercury, posing a threat to wildlife; because these plastic pellets are ingested by all manner of sea creatures, from shore birds who regard them as food, to tiny plankton which ingest micro-plastic particles. The problem is that this plastic pollution has zero nutritional value. So wildlife which consume these plastics as food can often starve to death, despite having a gut filled with plastic. In 2007, California passed legislation intended to prevent the discharge of nurdles into the state’s waterways. But, similar laws in other states apply to solid waste generally, and not specifically to nurdles. This is an international problem. In 2017, a storm caused containers filled with roughly 54 tons of nurdles to fall from a ship in Durban, South Africa, which over a year later started showing up in Australian waters. Experts estimate world wide plastic production at 335 million tons annually. Meaning that increasing global demand will result in more nurdle production, and more plastic pollution winding up in the oceans. In 2019, our Western standard of living leads us to accept the fact that so much of what we buy is plastic or encased in plastic. Our civilization is blanketing the globe in plastic waste. With no end in sight. When powerful men collude to impede justice Jeffrey Epstein is finally going to be held responsible for his sex crimes. He is charged with 53 federal felony counts related to child trafficking. In 2007, he got a sweetheart non-prosecution agreement from disgraced former Trump Labor Secretary Alex Acosta, who as Miami’s top federal prosecutor, made a plea deal with Epstein’s lawyers, resulting in only a 13 month sentence. Six days a week, Epstein was allowed to work from home under the agreement. Acosta broke federal law by not notifying Epstein’s victims about the plea deal. A lot of his wealthy, powerfully entitled cronies are facing scrutiny for their past associations with Epstein, including possible alleged dalliances with under age girls. Epstein’s powerful connections include former President Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, Prince Andrew, and Alan Dershowitz, who worked on Epstein’s defense in 2008. In a 2015 interview, Dershowitz admitted to attending a party at the billionaire’s home but noted that he’d never seen underaged girls at Epstein’s place despite sworn testimony from Epstein’s former butler, who claimed that Dershowitz was at Epstein’s residence at the same time that underaged girls were there. After admitting he had received a massage at the party, Dershowitz claimed that the massage was from an adult woman. He said, “Were there young women in another part of the house giving massages while I was around? I have no idea of that!” To further cement his innocence, Dershowitz added, “I kept my underwear on during the massage. I don’t like massages particularly.” So, Mr. Dershowitz attended Epstein’s party where underaged girls were available, never saw any of the girls, and had a massage in his underwear that he didn’t especially want. Mr. Dershowitz is a respected Harvard law professor, fiercely pro- Israel, and frequently goes on cable news to defend Pr*sident Trump. The American Bar Association Model Rule 4.1 prohibits an attorney from making a “false statement of material fact or law to a third person.” Just sayin’? Jeff Konicek is a retired educator and bonsai expert living in Laytonville.
18 Jul 19
News365.co.za

The highly anticipated #IAmBishopIMakamu finally hit the small screens on Tuesday. The show saw the controversial man of the cloth Bishop Makamu of Rea Tsotella showcasing his lavish lifestyle, walking around with bodyguards, and calling congregants “traffic”, among other things. The first episode started with Makamu going to the airport to catch a flight to […]