Residents of the Sligoville community are demanding greater usage of the Sligoville Stadium. “It’s only when events are taking place you see things happening. They don’t really service it as how they are supposed to and we are not comfortable with it. It’s a sport facility and we expect more from it. We want it used on a frequent basis, every weekend there should be a sport event here,” said Sashawna Powell. Kenrick Thomas says the community is calling out for some development and the complex is just being wasted. “We would like more things taking place that can benefit us in the community. Just once a year we can benefit (Emancifest in July 31 and August 1), so we need more things,” he commented. Talmar Warren the player/coach of the Sligoville St Catherine Division Two team says it is being used more regularly but a lot more can be done to make the complex a springboard for sports development in the community. “As it is we want people to be able to use this to find a way into the sporting arena, which ever field; football, cricket, basketball, whatever field they can go in and make a life for themselves, family and friends, that is what we want for Sligoville,” he said. Marked improvements When The Gleaner visited the multi-sports complex earlier this week, it showed marked improvements since our last visit some three years ago and the brown and cream painting on the complex suggest GC Foster had a major hand in its revitalisation. The complex consists of a 600-seat basketball and netball court, with lighting and fencing, a 1,200-seat cricket oval, a 1,500-seat football field with a six-lane, 400-metre track circling the football field. The chain-link fence enclosing the stadium, which was almost gone has been replaced. The crystallised plastic seats in the stands, the majority of which were completely destroyed, have been changed to concrete and painted over. The old torn up football nets have been changed, with the field being in good playing condition, however, the running track in not visible. The dilapidated seating at the basketball/netball court has also changed to board seats, but the courts are cracked and stained by black spots, one of the basketball hoops have been rooted out from apparent rot and wear at its foundation, with the surrounding fencing all gone except for the rotting fence posts. Five of the 11 casings for floodlights are broken and obviously needs repair based on some loose wires. – LS
Here’s a sneak peek of episode four of the Play Your Part television series, which airs on Saturday, 16 September 2017 on SABC 2.Mogau Seshoene, founder of The Lazy Makoti, employs rural and township women to host the cooking classes and to sell handcrafted, locally produced kitchen accessories. She is one of the guests in this week’s Play Your Part episode. (Image: The Afropolitan)Brand South Africa reporterThe fourth episode of Play Your Part television series features guests Mogau Seshoene, Gail Styger and York Zucchi.The episode, which airs on Saturday, 16 September 2017, at 18:00 is part of a 26-episode series.Here’s a preview of episode four:Mogau Seshoene is known for her company The Lazy Makoti which offers cooking classes in African cuisine.Gail Styger is the founder and trustee of the initiative Wot-if Trust in Diepsloot, Johannesburg. The organisation’s key focus is developing women and youth.York Zucchi, an entrepreneur and motivational speaker, is Swiss but calls South Africa home. He created the initiative, Join the Equation, to match opportunities to businesses all over the world.Play Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 every Saturday on SABC 2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; or,Find out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; andLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest At the Farm Machinery Show in Louisville today, AgriGold announced that the formerly corn only company will be soon adding soybeans to their line up.“We have been corn only for the past 80 years, but with new genetics, traits and seed treatments, it has made the soybean industry very confusing. Our model is largely based on a one-on-one relationship with the grower. We feel that this is the perfect opportunity to provide value with our growers not only in their difficult decisions in corn but now also soybeans,” said Nathan Louiso, regional sales manager for AgriGold. “We have been asked to provide a bean line for years, and we feel like it is time to support our growers with their soybeans like we have with corn. We are starting with a very limited release for spring of 2017 that will target some of our current growers. We are going to take this slow to do this the right way — the AgriGold way. We are starting with a blank slate and planning to get a lot of feedback from our growers as we move forward with this.”
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The focus has remained firmly on cricket this time around and in what seems to be the perfect finale, the season’s most consistent team Kings XI Punjab would eye a maiden triumph against the ever-resilient Kolkata Knight Riders in the title clash of the seventh Indian Premier League here on Sunday.After a few controversy-marred seasons, the IPL organisers can finally heave a sigh of relief with the ongoing edition passing off rather smoothly.Having cracked a 58-ball 122 that paved the way for KXIP’s entry into their first IPL final, veteran opener Virender Sehwag along with Glenn Maxwell and David Miller will be the biggest threat for KKR, who will bank on their strong bowling unit, led by Sunil Narine.Players from both sides will have their job cut out as they will look to gift their owners Shah Rukh Khan and Priety Zinta, who had played on-screen lovers in Bollywood film Veer-Zaara, the trophy.Unlike Kolkata, who have won the title once before, Punjab have never been a part of the finals.For Kolkata, to repeat the feat of lifting the trophy for the second time, however, will be a daunting task considering the opponents they are faced with.Kolkata will also have to cope with Maxwell, who is among the top run-getters this season.Boasting of a strong middle-order in Miller, Manan Vohra, skipper George Bailey and Wriddhiman Saha, KXIP should not worry too much about Maxwell’s lean patch of late.The 25-year-old Australian will like to take a leaf out of his 90-plus run knocks in Abu Dhabi and Cuttack in the group stage of the tournament.advertisement