South Africa

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Woods marks British Open return with birdie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The Latest on the British (all times local): 3:40 p.m. Tiger Woods returned to the British Open with a birdie. Woods teed off to a rousing ovation on the first tee at Carnoustie, wearing a pair of kinesiology tape strips on the back of his neck because of soreness. He fired an … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland | The Latest: Woods marks British Open return with birdie

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | The Latest: Carnoustie not living up to its nickname

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  — The Latest on the British (all times local): 8:45 a.m. That nickname “Car-Nasty” might be taking a hit in the opening round of the British Open. Carnoustie already is dry and fast with wispy rough. It’s not getting much help from the wind, either. Conditions were benign enough that Sandy Lyle made … Continue reading CARNOUSTIE, Scotland  | The Latest: Carnoustie not living up to its nickname

New York News: South African Man, Ziyaya Mtola Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Officer With Feces

CONTACT: Barbara Burns PHONE: (716) 843-5817 FAX #: (716) 551-3051 BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Ziyaya Mtola, 44, of Capetown, South Africa, who was convicted following a jury trial of assaulting a federal officer and destroying government property, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison by Chief … Continue reading New York News: South African Man, Ziyaya Mtola Sentenced For Assaulting A Federal Officer With Feces

LONDON  | Nadal-Djokovic, Isner-Anderson in Wimbledon men’s semifinals

LONDON  — The Wimbledon semifinal between Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic is their 52nd tour-level meeting, more than any other two men in tennis history. Nadal leads their series 26-25 heading into Friday’s match, including 9-4 at Grand Slam tournaments. Nadal has 17 major titles, two at the All England Club. Djokovic owns 12 Slam … Continue reading LONDON  | Nadal-Djokovic, Isner-Anderson in Wimbledon men’s semifinals

U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

WASHINGTON – U.S. Department of State today released the following statement: Twenty-two women entrepreneurs from 13 African countries arrive in the United States this week to connect with their American counterparts and accelerate the growth of their businesses.  The businesswomen in this year’s African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP) join a network that has created thousands … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: African Women Entrepreneurs Expand Business Networks in the United States

JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce, Jay-Z to headline Africa festival honoring Mandela

JOHANNESBURG — Beyonce and Jay-Z will headline a special Global Citizen Festival in honor of Nelson Mandela in South Africa late this year. The Dec. 2 concert in Johannesburg is part of events marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of the anti-apartheid leader and Nobel Peace Prize winner, organizers announced Monday. Others headlining the … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Beyonce, Jay-Z to headline Africa festival honoring Mandela

JOHANNESBURG | Miners in South Africa settle with firms over lung diseases

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Lawyers for gold miners in South Africa who got lung diseases while working underground over many decades have reached a compensation agreement in their class action lawsuit against mining companies. The Legal Resources Centre, a South African group, said Thursday that the deal provides for “meaningful” compensation from the companies, which have … Continue reading JOHANNESBURG | Miners in South Africa settle with firms over lung diseases

Tearful Steve Smith apologizes for ball tampering scandal

/March 29, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —For former Australia cricket captain Steve Smith, it was reality television at its most heart-wrenchingly real. Having lost the captaincy after a ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, Smith returned to Australia on Thursday night and broke down several times in nationally-televised news conference at Sydney airport. Smith started crying as he … Continue reading Tearful Steve Smith apologizes for ball tampering scandal