Here, the quota policy Cricket South Africa (CSA) has adopted is a model worth considering. Without the policy, the cricketing world would have lost, among other black cricketers, a Hashim Amla — a South African of Indian descent — one of the greatest batsmen of all time. There is no other way to resolve the massive social inequities such as caste and race in sport other than by tackling them head-on. … [Read more...] about Does Indian cricket need quotas?
Culture in south africa
"We can't wait to do live performances on stage. We had planned six gigs around the country in 2020 to showcase Zimbabwean culture and then go to Zambia and the international stage. We just wish that COVID-19 can be quickly over so that we can start from national tours first," he said. … [Read more...] about Feature: Chinese expatriate dreams to propel Zimbabwean arts, culture on international stage
Business Australia has reported its economy expanded 3.3% in the July-September quarter as it recovered from pandemic lockdowns. That lifted Australia out of recession, although in annual terms the economy contracted 3.8% from a year earlier. Renewed talk of a possible US stimulus package has failed to drive major gains in Asia, but a broad rally that pushed the S&P 500 and Nasdaq composite to new highs has been felt. The Hang Seng, the Nikkei 225 and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 have fallen slightly while South Korea’s Kospi and Shanghai have both gained. Shares have risen in Taiwan, Malaysia and Indonesia but fallen in Singapore. The FTSE is trending 0.4% lower at time of writing while the pound is worth $1.341 and €1.111 at present. … [Read more...] about Wednesday briefing: Barr holds no concerns over election
“Kola should be given its respect. Some people use kola but to keep themselves awake while some will just use it without calling the ancestors to come and eat first. Whenever you have Igbo kola nut, keep it secret and it will start working secret for you. If I want to pray, I will bring kola nut but and call all the ancestral spirits in Enugu-Ezike to come before calling on Chukwu Okiki Abiama to come”, the traditional ruler said. … [Read more...] about Why kolanut is celebrated, venerated in Igboland
Put 3 tablespoons of oil into a small saute pan and place over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the garlic and cook for about 2 minutes, or until lightly browned. Add the spices, cook for another couple of seconds, stirring frequently, then remove from the heat. Set aside to cool slightly and then put into the bowl of a food processor. Add the beets, 1 teaspoon of salt and a good grind of black pepper. Remove the date from its water, add to the food processor and blitz the mixture for about 1 minute, or until smooth. Add the sweet potato and pulse for another 20 seconds, until just incorporated. Transfer the mixture to a bowl and add the cider vinegar and 3 tablespoons of labneh. Fold to combine — you still want to see some streaks of the labneh — then spread out on a large platter or in a shallow bowl. With the back of a spoon, smooth out the surface and make a well in the center. Top with the remaining 3 tablespoons of labneh, swirling it gently into the mix without … [Read more...] about The best cookbooks of 2020