9 May 2009Newly inaugurated South African President Jacob Zuma says his administration will stay true to the course of nation-building and reconciliation set by former president Nelson Mandela.Delivering his inaugural speech at the Union Buildings in Pretoria on Saturday, exactly 15 years from the day Mandela was elected South Africa’s first democratic president, Zuma said Mandela had healed the country’s wounds and firmly it as the “rainbow nation”.Mandela had “made reconciliation the central theme of his term of office,” Zuma said. “We will not deviate from that nation-building task. Thank you Madiba, for showing us the way.”Zuma hinted that this would be the theme of his presidency when, after being elected President in Parliament in Cape Town on Wednesday, he said: “As President of the Republic, I will do my best to lead the country towards the realisation of Madiba’s vision of a truly non-sexist, non-racial South Africa, united in its diversity.“With the support of my organisation the ANC, as well as all South Africans, I hope to lead the country on a path of friendship, cooperation, harmony, unity and faster change.”Mandela arrived at the Union Buildings earlier on Saturday wearing a heavy black overcoat and black-and-white shirt, aided by his wife Graca Machel.When Zuma arrived on the main stage set up for his inauguration, he got down on his knees to address Mandela as an elder.He also embraced Thabo Mbeki and his wife Zanele and, in his inauguration speech, paid tribute to the former president who, in 2005, fired him as deputy president of the country.Zuma said Mbeki had taken South Africa forward as a true statesman, while making a massive contribution to strengthening its democracy, economic growth and development.Mbeki “made our country an integral part of the continent and worked tirelessly for an African rebirth,” Zuma said. “Through his leadership, South Africa’s stature grew on the continent and globally.”Zuma also acknowledged South Africa’s former second deputy president, FW de Klerk, who worked with Mandela in the resolution of the apartheid conflict and participated in shaping a new South Africa.Finally, Zuma acknowledged outgoing President Kgalema Motlanthe, describing him as his friend, comrade and brother.He said Motlanthe – who took over as President last year, when Mbeki stepped down – had brought calm, stability and certainty to the government of the country during a period of great anxiety.Source: BuaNews
WASHINGTON — The Washington Nationals had a six-run lead and needed only nine outs to trim their deficit in the NL East.From that point on, nothing went right.The Nationals’ bullpen gave away the entire advantage in the seventh inning, Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a pinch-homer off Jonathan Papelbon in the eighth and the New York Mets escaped with an 8-7 victory Sept. 8 night to lengthen their division lead over Washington to six games.Afterward, the Nationals had no choice but to look ahead and try to forget this disappointing defeat as soon as possible.“This season is far from over,” Papelbon said. “Everybody’s got to pick up everybody in every count, in every situation. There’s nothing else we can do. We’ve got to keep grinding, go out and win another ballgame tomorrow.”Manager Matt Williams offered a similar spin.“There’s times where things go well. And you understand that there’s times on the other side of that coin,” he said. “So what do you do? You pick yourselves up by the bootstraps and you go. You don’t have a choice at this point.”The Mets erased the deficit with a six-run seventh fueled by six walks — half of them by Drew Storen — and a wild pitch (also by Storen). The big blow was a three-run double by Yoenis Cespedes, who one inning earlier committed an error that allowed three runs to score.Nieuwenhuis gave New York its first lead with a drive to right off Papelbon (3-2), obtained before the July 31 trade deadline to help Washington’s drive toward the postseason. It was Nieuwenhuis’ fourth home run; the other three came in one game against Arizona on July 12.“We’re playing like we don’t have anything to lose, and that’s what we need to do,” Nieuwenhuis said. “I’m just going to enjoy the ride.”Addison Reed (3-2) worked the seventh and Jeurys Familia got three outs for his 38th save. With two runners on, Familia got Yunel Escobar to ground into a game-ending double play.Mets starter Matt Harvey allowed a career high-tying seven runs in 5 1-3 innings.Harvey has thrown 171 2-3 innings this year, his first season since undergoing elbow ligament-replacement surgery in October 2013.He and the Mets want to keep his innings count at around 180-185 for the regular season, so it is possible this was Harvey’s last start until early October or in the postseason.Until that time, the right-hander will have this game to ponder. He came in with a 0.99 ERA against the Nationals, and the seven runs he allowed were one more than in his previous six starts combined.It was 3-1 in the sixth when the Nationals used a single, a walk and a bunt to load the bases. Wilson Ramos struck out before Michael Taylor lined an RBI single to center, and three more runs came home when the ball got past Cespedes and rolled to the wall.That ended Harvey’s night, but the Mets’ comeback prevented him from falling to 12-8.(DAVID GINSBURG, AP Sports Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shares
← Previous Story Hassan Moustafa to open WWCH 2013! Next Story → Tonje Larsen pregnant, but still thinks about handball Legendary handball player who ended proffesional career after the Olympic Games in London, Bojana Popovic (34) becomes a mother two days ago! Montenegrian player and sports director of ZRK Buducnost Podgorica got a daughter, so she won’t be able to help her NT during the WWCH 2013 in Serbia, but reason can’t be more beautiful!Congratulations to family Popovic!
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