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SUPERSTAR CALIFORNIA CHROME ARRIVES SUNDAY MORNING AT SANTA ANITA IN ADVANCE OF GRADE I, $300,000 AWESOME AGAIN STAKES ON SATURDAY

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first_imgSHERMAN TRAINEE VANNED FROM LOS ALAMITOS & ARRIVES AT 12 NOON ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 24, 2016)–North America’s all-time leading money earner, California Chrome arrived by van at Santa Anita on Sunday at 12 noon as he begins final preparations for next Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes, final major steppingstone to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5.Owned by Perry Martin and Taylor Made Farms’ California Chrome LLC, the 5-year-old California-bred horse by Lucky Pulpit has earnings of $13,252,650 and will be in search of his sixth consecutive victory on Saturday.“The trip was uneventful,” said assistant trainer Alan Sherman following California Chrome’s 34-mile freeway trek. “He’s a trooper. He doesn’t mind traveling, that’s for sure. He’ll jog tomorrow on the main track and we’ll go out with him at about seven (a.m.).”Fresh off a smashing five length score in the Pacific Classic Aug. 20, California Chrome, a winner of the 2014 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, began his current five game winning streak at The Great Race Place on Jan. 9, as he was an impressive winner of the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes.Voted Horse of the Year in 2014, “Chrome’s” biggest career victory came three starts back on March 26, as he waltzed to a 3 ¾ length victory in the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Tentative plans for the striking chestnut call for him to conclude his incredible racing career by running in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 28.Following the Pegasus, California Chrome is expected to begin stud duty at Taylor Made Farm in Kentucky.The Awesome Again Stakes is one of five Grade I Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Challenge races that reward the winner in each a fees-paid berth in their corresponding races on Nov. 4 & 5.For more information on Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Opening ceremony of the XV Pacific Games Port Moresby

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first_img21:47pm-Fireworks light up the Waigain skies.21:46pm-And a shell is illuminated in the night sky and wan solwara lit up across the stadium21:45pm-DIka Toua walks 50 steps to lay the baton21:43pm-The baton now does the final lap with PNG”s star athletes…Geua Tau, Ryan Pini, Steven Kari, Dika Toua to name a few…Dika Toua in full Motu Koita regalia21:43pm-A sacred dance from the Namatanai district of the New Ireland Province being performed before the official guests21:35pm-The Games have been declared open by Prince Andrew21:34pm-“Amazing, spectacular, opening ceremony,” he describes the opening…Relays the Queen and Prince Philip’s well wishes to the Pacific Games.21:33pm-HRH, the Duke of York, Prince Andrew addresses the crowd.21:30pm-Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill makes his welcome speech,Sporting facilities are world class, he says….Special mention to volunteers and those who made it happen21:28pm- He acknowledges the preparations for the 15th Pacific Games by PNG is the best they have ever seen..21:24pm-Formal speeches begin with the Chair person of the Pacific Games, Emma Waiwai.21:21pm-The Official party now approaches the stage21:20pm-Rev Waters says a prayer for Peace, Security, Love, Honor and Respect21:17pm -Six students carry the Pacific Games flag across the track to the official stage21:15pm -Fireworks go off outside the stadium21:12pm-In the backdrop – artists impressions on canvas of the powerful message to respect our Land..Save it for our children and their children21:11pm- The value of Land to our people, is the highlight of his song.21:10pm -Sir George Telek enters the scene with another number as part of the drama performance21:09pm -A performance with a difference now on center stage. Depicting changes perhaps PNG has seen and the lucrative mining industry21:05pm-Now the talents combine for a welcome song to our guests……They take their leave…Fantastic performance21:04pm-From the Southern Region – the Paramana Strangers on stage with their old favourite “Lekuleku21:03pm -Sir George Telek takes the stage to be joined by another legend, Patti Pots DoiTom Lari from Simbu joins the pair…crowd loves it20:55pm -They take their leave ending the walk in by participating countries..20:54pm-They appear to be doing their war cry on the podium 19:50pm -The arena is starting to fill up with traditional dancing groups…a breathtaking picture of colorful culture all in the same place 19:31pm – We have just seen the Chimbu group perform center stage. Explosive colors, rich culture… 20:14pm -Coming now – the Federated States of Micronesia. 19:35pm – Coming on stage in the famous tapa – the Oro Province dancers 17:15pm -Papua New Guineans made their way to the Sir John Guise Stadium as early as 1pm today for the XV Pacific Games Opening ceremony. 20: 13pm-Cook Islands coming in next.The do a ritual for the crowd. Theri version of the Haka? 20:10pm – American Samoe grace the stadium now clad in their usual Blue For the first time – Team Australia is introduced to the Pacific Games. Green and white floral shirts and black shorts. With a seating capacity of 15, 000, the stadium is expected to be filled up. 18:40pm – Tura providing entertainment 17:35pm -Para athletes being escorted into the stadium as spectators pour in. There’s tight security on sight outside the main grand stand as cultural performers enter the stadium. 19:46pm – The dancing continues. Each new group representing a unique part of PNG in their own unique finery. 18:20 – Athletes from paticipating countries continue to at the Sir John Guise stadium 19:15pm -There are four towers on the arna – representing the four regions of Papua New Guinea: Southern, Momase, Highlands and the New Guinea Islands 19:18pm – Our guests are witnessing the rich culture of the traditional landowners of Port Moresby 19:50pm- Now the Siassi dancers from the Morobe Province. 18:00pm- The stadium is 90 percente full as the count down for the Opening ceremony draws near.The first lot of singsing group are ready to take the arena to spice up the crowd with PNG culture. 19:48pm- The Bougainville region enters now..the bamboo flute and a roar from the audience The opening ceremony is promised to be spectacular. 17:25pm – Singsing groups from all over the country are gathered getting themselves ready for the official opening ceremony which is hours away. 19:10pm – Now the Hiri Hanenamos from the the Motu Koita area grace the areana with a life size replica of the traditional Hiri Lagatoi. 20:53pm-And the host team break into chants 19:31pm -The Highlands groups continue their captive performance 20:00pm –  Youths just presented their version of the National Pledge 19:38pm – Now we see the Manus dancers. 19:39pm- Now the Rigo dancers make thei entry with the famous war dance 19:10pm – There are more than 1400 hiri dancers all from the motu koita villages. 19:58pm -Children wearing the National colors now sing O Arise 19:20pm – There are four towers on the arna – representing the four regions of Papua New Guinea: Southern, Momase, Highlands  and the New Guinea Islands 19:33pm – Now a lively entrance from the Miline Bay Province representing the Southern Region 18:27pm -NCD schools have arrived they ..Including Boreboa, Salvation Army primary and Gordons secondary schools. Total number of students 1000, 600 of them come from the Motu Koitabu area of Central Province 19:19pm- The opening ceremony is being broadcast live by EMTV and NBC radio. 17:50pm -Loop PNG met ABG president John Momis as he was arrived. 20:14pm -They do a courtesy and leave the podium 19:42pm – A group from the Mekeo District, Central Province has just left the stage, beautiful colorful grasskirts and head wear 19:58pm – The National Anthem is now being played by conch shell. 20:15pm – Fiji enters the arena now. The first hosts of the Pacific Games.They said shouted out BULA to the crowd. 19:37pm – The Oro group is performing a dance symbolising the Alexandria butterfly 19:18pm- The Huli dancers from the Enga Province now take center stage 19:00pm – Twenty two traditional singsing groups marching into the stadium as the crowd await. 20: 03pm – Now the countries parade through the arena. Starting with the last hosts of the Pacific Games – New Caledonia in their Red and rey. 20:51pm -Team PNG still filing into the stadium arena..20:49pm -Ryan Pini and Toea Wisil – great smiles20:48pm- And wild screaming to welcome team Papua New Guniea20:46pm -Wallis and Futuna now on stage. 80 athletes…They stop for a dance performance.. And the crowd loved it!!20:41pm -Team Vanuatu now on stage..They carry a banner reading “Tenk yu tru ol wantok long Papua New Guinea.20:39pm -Tuvalu now come on stage…They break into song too20:36pm -From the Island Kingdom – 187 athletes from Tonga..Now the Tongans break into song and dance20:36pm -Next in Tokelau..Only one representative – female20:33pm-Tahiti coming through – brilliant Red and White..Looks like they have a introduction for us all..They take their places now.Short and sharp from Team Tahiti20:29pm- Solomon ISlands our closest neighbor..They get a roaring welcome from the PNG wantoks20:28pm – Team Samoa on stage now….Sea of Blue and off they go with the Siva20:25pm-Niue coming in now…..Team Norfolk Islands enter the arena. A rather small contingent. Northern Marianas coming in now….Palau make a quiet entry20:25pm -And welcoming for the first time too – New Zealand. A rather small team taking their place in the arena.They giving us the Haka no. And the crowd loving it20:20pm -Marshall Islands coming in now.Looks to be the smallest country at the games20:19om -Kiribati coming in now…bright red and blu tracks…ready to begin their chant…20:17pm- Team Guam make their entry now.Guam has a go at a chant for the crowd.last_img read more

Two bronze medals for PH swimming star Alkhaldi

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first_imgBishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:11SEA GAMES 2019: PH’s Nesthy Petecio boxing featherweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)08:07Athletes treated to a spectacle as SEA Games 2019 officially ends06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball05:21Drama in karate: Tsukii ‘very sad’ over coach’s bullying, cold shoulder03:24PH’s James Palicte boxing light welterweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) What’s in store for your animal sign this year National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES KUALA LUMPUR—Jasmine Alkhaldi, the country’s brightest hope in swimming, could only come up with two bronze medals Wednesday night in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games.She finished third in women’s 100-meter freestyle, before coming up with the same performance in 50m butterfly event.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Alkhaldi, 24, fought hard in the thrilling dash to the final 10 meters of her favorite 100m free but Ting Wen Quah of Singapore edged her for a record-setting time.Quah clocked 55.76 seconds erasing the 55.93 standard of the event.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Thi An Vien Nguyen of Vietnam was second with a time that also surpassed the record, coming in at 55.70 seconds.The two-time Olympian, who is finishing business administration in marketing and management at University of Hawaii, finished in 55.90.center_img Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Elite fan playoff hopes with 2OT win Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu View commentslast_img read more

‘Literacy is the backbone of a child’s education’

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first_img– First Lady says at opening of Region 6 Literacy ConferenceIn her keynote address at the opening of the Inaugural Literacy Conference, First Lady Sandra Granger says literacy is the backbone of a child’s education, which grants him or her the keys to future success. The Literacy Conference was held on Monday morning at the St Francis Community Developers Conference Centre in Port Mourant, Corentyne, Berbice. The Conference is being hosted by the Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) Department of Education, with assistance from overseas-based Guyanese professors from the Medgar Evers College, City University of New York, Professor Ivor Barker and Dr Clinton Crawford, with the overall goal of improving literacy rates in the region.The First Lady said “Our children must be given the tools and the opportunity to expand their minds and their horizons, regardless of where they may live in Guyana or their social or economic background… The starting point of education – learning to speak, to understand, and to respond to data in all its shapes and forms and the development in each child the capacity to express her on his thoughts and feelings – begins with literacy, which, for the purpose of this exercise, encompasses literacy and numeracy.”She also noted that improved literacy and education is essential to the development of Guyana; a vision that President David Granger had expressed even before taking office in 2015. “Just over five years ago, President Granger, in his charge to graduating students of the Cyril Potter College of Education, spoke about the creation of an ‘Education Nation’ – “one in which intelligence prevails over ignorance, cooperation over confrontation, and national integration over communal disintegration.” He recognises that the development of our country and the full participation of every citizen in that development must be driven by an educated citizenry,” First Lady Granger said. Meanwhile, Region Six Regional Education Officer, Volika Jaikishun, expressed similar sentiments, adding that literacy can improve one’s quality of life. “Literacy is not only an important factor for economic development, but also it is necessary for one to function effectively in one’s community… Research has shown that persons who are literate are able to live better lives in society. I’m sure that this Conference is not only a developmental session for teachers, but also a form of motivation that can contribute to effective teaching in the classroom,” she said.As part of the exercise, one teacher from every primary school in Region Six, one reading teacher from each secondary school, and transitional Grade Six teachers will undergo training to enhance their abilities in the teaching and supervision of literacy programmes.Region Six Regional Literacy Coordinator, Simone Dainty, said she hopes this Conference, which is held annually, will result in steady increases in the Grade Six Assessment pass rates in the years to come. Region Six received a 40 per cent pass rate in 2017’s National Grade Six Assessment, a six per cent increase from its 2016 scores.In addition, 150 teachers, regional literacy coordinators and former educators can expect to benefit from presentations on various literacy-based topics, including classroom monitoring, critical literacy and textual analysis, the use of technology in the classroom and the relevance of culture in the classroom. Mayor of New Amsterdam, Her Worship, Winifred Haywood also attended the event.last_img read more

Cuban charged for overstaying in Guyana

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first_imgA 25-year-old Cuban was on Wednesday taken before the court of law to answer to the charge of overstaying in Guyana.Gilbert Lopez appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. He admitted that between February 23 and November 7, 2018, he failed to comply with the conditions of his permit to stay in Guyana from January 23, 2018 to February 22, 2018 – that is he overstayed in the country.In a plea of mitigation, Lopez told the court that he has been residing in Mahaica, working to obtain money to return to his country. He was fined $30,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him having to serve three months in prison.last_img read more

GRFU unveils 26-member Americas Challenge squad

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first_imgAs the Green Machine prepare to depart Guyana for the Americas Rugby Challenge Series 2018, the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU) has revealed a 26-member contingent that will represent the nation in Colombia.“Green Machine” members during a practice session at the Parade GroundThe competition, which will pit Guyana against the likes of Mexico, Paraguay and Colombia, is expected to get underway on August 26 with Guyana’s first match-up against the powerhouse hosts.Noting that the players have worked tirelessly during the selection process, Manager Earle Edghill said they have selected the best team possible.“We had over 40 young men who were working hard to be selected. The team was shortlisted four or five times trying to get the best persons to get the job done. In the end, we decided to go with 26 players who we feel have what it takes to bring home the gold,” Edghill disclosed.Highlighting the fact that much of the practice was hindered by inclement weather, Coach Grant Stuarte noted that nonetheless the team have been able to get some key practice sessions done.“In terms of team preparation, it was very tough in the early stages due to the fact that we didn’t have proper playing field due to the rain and the weather pattern that kept coming and going. But to the latter end, we were able to move around and get some reasonable playing grounds to exercise our practices,” he said.The Coach went on to state that with only a few days remaining before the departure from Guyana, the team would be looking to iron out their plays and the executives would be looking to identify the final team. Other than that, the team are said to be in great shape with all the prospective players in great playing condition.The Green Machine are expected to depart Guyana on August 22 for their international engagement. Guyana will be going into the competition with a lot of optimism, having beaten the best team Columbia at the Central American and Caribbean (CAC) Games 14-12.Each team will play three games in the round-robin segment on Sunday, August 26 and Wednesday, August 29, with the final round set for Saturday, September 1. The winner will be the team with the most tournament points.last_img read more

WATCH! Manchester City starlet tries to showboat… and fails!

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first_imgManchester City starlet Kelechi Iheanacho’s attempts at juggling a ball as he warmed up ended in embarrassment as he managed to kick himself in the face. Check out the video above.last_img

GRAINNE STEALS THE SHOW AGAIN TO LAND PLACE IN GLOR TIRE FINAL!

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first_imgDONEGAL singer Gráinne Gavigan stole the show yet again when she performed on the Glór Tíre country music singing competition semi-final on TG4 last night.The 18-year old Ardara singer, mentored by Lisa McHugh, was superb on the show.And here they are afterwards celebrating! Donegal people (and country music fans nationally) have been voting in their thousands for the teenager.This year’s Glór Tíre final is next Wednesday 17th of April. The programme is broadcast from the Quays Bar in Galway city.Said Grainne: “I want to thank everyone who voted for me again this week. I am so delighted to be in the final. We are so excited.”Gráinne will be depending on the public for their support and will be very grateful for all your votes. To vote from the Republic of Ireland, you can call 1513 415 108 or text ‘GLOR8’ to 53307. For those voting from the North, you can call 0901 6566 108 or text ‘GLOR8’ to 81108. You can also follow Gráinne’s progress on her facebook page. GRAINNE STEALS THE SHOW AGAIN TO LAND PLACE IN GLOR TIRE FINAL! was last modified: April 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:GRAINNE STEALS THE SHOW AGAIN TO LAND PLACE IN GLOR TIRE FINAL!last_img read more

Warriors Profiles: Can Damian Jones be the big guy in the middle?

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first_imgThe road to the Warriors’ roster has been littered with injuries and G-League assignments for this young center. Find out why the team remains behind him nonetheless.(In case you missed them previously, here are the first installations of our ‘Game Faces’ feature, profiles on Jacob Evans, Jonas Jerebko and Quinn Cook. Dope images provided by Jose Carlos Fajardo)Damian JonesContract: 3 years $3,998,718 (Currently on a club option worth $2.3 million. The Warriors can extend a $3.4 million …last_img read more

The legacy of Albert Luthuli

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first_imgANC president from 1952 to 1967, and winner of the 1960 Nobel Peace Prize, Chief Albert Luthuli was the most respected African leader of his era. The Albert Luthuli Legacy Project keeps the story of Luthuli – and the millions of people he represented – alive for a generation of South Africans born into freedom.‘No true peace and progress can be secured in any country as long as there are others in that country denied full democratic rights and duties’ – Chief Albert John Luthuli (Photo: Wikipedia)Brand South Africa reporterPresident-General of the African National Congress from December 1952 until his death in 1967, and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960, Chief Albert John Luthuli was the most widely known and respected African leader of his era.Luthuli’s home in Stanger, KwaZulu-Natal, a meeting place for people linked to South Africa’s freedom struggle during the years of Luthuli’s banishment, was proclaimed a museum in August 2004.The opening marked the completion of the government-driven Albert Luthuli Legacy Project, which included the launch of an annual memorial lecture, and the unveiling of a bronze statue of Luthuli at the KwaDukuza Municipal Chambers, and of a memorial at the Groutville Congregational Church where Luthuli’s grave is located.The house that is now the Chief Albert Luthuli Museum was under constant police surveillance when Luthuli lived there.Although Luthuli had been banished to his home by the apartheid government, many people travelled there to seek his counsel – among them United States attorney-general Senator Robert Kennedy, who arrived by helicopter for an unofficial visit in 1966.The Order of Luthuli is South Africa’s highest award for contributions to democracy, human rights, justice and peace. See: South Africa’s national orders.Luthuli and his guest held a private discussion on a wooden bench that is still positioned under a tree outside the museum. The two men discussed the ANC’s vision of a united South Africa, and before leaving Kennedy gave the ANC leader a portable record player and recordings of speeches made by his brother, former US president JF Kennedy.The ventilation shafts running beneath the floorboards were once used to conceal documents. According to the Arts and Culture Department, during restoration work on the building, workers uncovered a number of papers dating from that historic era.A latecomer to politicsAccording to SA History Online, Luthuli – who preferred his Zulu name Mvumbi (“Continuous Rain”) to his Christian names Albert John – was a latecomer to politics, nearly 50 when he first assumed national political office.Born near Bulawayo in what was then Rhodesia (and is now Zimbabwe) in 1898, Luthuli was sent back to his family’s home at Groutville mission station in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa in 1908.After completing a teaching course at Edendale near Pietermaritzburg, Luthuli took up the running of a small primary school in the Natal uplands. At around the same time, he was confirmed in the Methodist Church and became a lay preacher.The language of the Bible and Christian principles “profoundly affected his political style and beliefs for the rest of his life”, SA History Online states in its biography.In 1920 Luthuli studied further, then took up a teaching post, at Adams College. In 1935 he agreed to accept the chieftaincy of Groutville reserve, and returned home to become an administrator of local tribal affairs for the next 17 years.Luthuli’s public support for the 1952 Defiance Campaign finally brought him into direct conflict with the South African government, who demanded he resign from the ANC and dismissed him from his post as chief when he refused to do so.In response, Luthuli issued “The Road to Freedom is via the Cross”, in which he condemned apartheid as degrading to all who are party to it and expressed both his belief in non-violence and an optimism that whites would sooner or later accept a shared society.“The notoriety gained by his dismissal, his eloquence, his unimpeachable character, and his demonstrated loyalty to the ANC all made Luthuli a natural candidate to succeed ANC President James Moroka”, SA History Online states in its biography.Luthuli was elected ANC president-general by a large majority in December 1952, winning re-election in 1955 and 1958.“Bans imposed in early 1953 and renewed in the following year prevented him from giving direction to the day-to-day activities of Congress”, SA History Online states, “but as a country-bred ‘man of the people’, combining the most inspiring qualities of Christian and traditional leadership, he provided a powerful symbol for an organisation struggling to rally mass support.”Between the end of 1957 and May 1959, during a lapse in restrictions on his movements, Luthuli made a number of highly publicised addresses to whites and mixed audiences, his polished speeches and balanced appeals for reason in race relations earning him the praise of many white South Africans.Six days after the Sharpeville emergency in 1960, Luthuli sought to rally Africans to resistance by publicly burning his pass in Pretoria and calling for a national day of mourning. On 30 March he was detained and held until August, when he was tried and given a six-month suspended sentence.‘How easy it would have been to hate’Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1960, Luthuli was allowed to travel to Oslo to receive the award the following year.In his acceptance speech on 10 December 1961, Luthuli said: “It can only be on behalf of the people of South Africa, all the people of South Africa, especially the freedom-loving people, that I accept this award, that I acknowledge this honour. I accept it also as an honour not only to South Africa, but for the whole continent of Africa …“Quite long ago my forefathers extended a hand of friendship to people of Europe when they came to that continent. What has happened to the extension of that hand only history can say, and it is not time to speak about that here, but I would like to say, as I receive this prize of peace, that the hand of Africa was extended. It was a hand of friendship, if you read history.”In his Nobel lecture, delivered at the University of Oslo on the following day, Luthuli said: “How easy it would have been in South Africa for the natural feelings of resentment at white domination to have been turned into feelings of hatred and a desire for revenge against the white community.“Here, where every day, in every aspect of life every nonwhite comes up against the ubiquitous sign ‘Europeans Only’ and the equally ubiquitous policeman to enforce it – here it could well be expected that a racialism equal to that of their oppressors would flourish to counter the white arrogance toward blacks.“That it has not done so is no accident. It is because, deliberately and advisedly, African leadership for the past fifty years, with the inspiration of the African National Congress, which I had the honour to lead for the last decade or so until it was banned, had set itself steadfastly against racial vaingloriousness.“We know that in so doing we passed up opportunities for an easy demagogic appeal to the natural passions of a people denied freedom and liberty; we discarded the chance of an easy and expedient emotional appeal.“Our vision has always been that of a nonracial, democratic South Africa which upholds the rights of all who live in our country to remain there as full citizens, with equal rights and responsibilities with all others. For the consummation of this ideal we have laboured unflinchingly. We shall continue to labour unflinchingly.”At the end of his lecture, after much applause, Luthuli sang the African anthem, Nkosi sikelel’ iAfrika.On 21 July 1967, while taking a walk near his Natal home, Luthuli was killed, reportedly when he was struck by a train.Source: SA History OnlineWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more