Meet the 2 year old DJ from South Africa

first_imgOratilwe Hlongwane is only two years old but has taken South Africa by storm showing off his DJ skills”Your dreams are valid,” this was a quote brought home by Kenya’s hollywood star Lupita Nyong’o when she won an oscar for her role in the much acclaimed movie ”12 years a slave.”This quote and many more inspiring quotes are what is pushing the boundaries for many including a 2 year old ambitious DJ who is causing waves in South Africa.Oratilwe Hlongwane, otherwise known as DJ AJ. is only two years old,  and has already become a sensation for his jaw dropping skills as a DJ.So how did the little Oratilwe get to become a DJ ?Sample his skills here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AiMr3WyuNn0It all began with his father Glen Hlongwane buying him an iPad before  he was even born.The iPad was loaded with educational apps to boost Oratilwe’s education. His father also downloaded a DJing app for himself. After excelling at the regular child development apps at only a year old, Oratilwe began playing with the DJ app.Oratilwe then began to replicate the sounds he created on the DJ app using real DJing equipment.The young boy is still learning to put together words but the toddler is already able to select and play music from a laptop.His mother, Refiloe Marumo, credits his father’s decision to buy an iPad for his then unborn son.At about a year old, DJ AJ learned how to manipulate the gadget. Not satisfied with number recognition games, he began to fiddle with his father’s DJ app.The parents were blown away when their son, still in diapers, repeated what he had learned on the app on actual DJ equipment, playing with sound effects and bouncing between songs. A cellphone video of him playing went viral and now DJ AJ has nearly 25,000 Facebook fans.His newfound fame has brought special appearances and sponsorship deals many older DJs dream of.But celebrity has also brought some criticism as some accused his parents of abuse and profiting from their child’s precocious ability.“I’m not going to exploit my kid,” said his father. DJ AJ’s parents will not allow him to play in clubs or at parties.Hlongwane and Marumo are adamant that they will not force their son to be a DJ when he grows up, but say they believe his affinity for electronic equipment will probably decide his future.last_img read more

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BVI Airways Service to Dominica designed to accomodate international travellers

first_imgLifestyleLocalNewsTravel BVI Airways Service to Dominica designed to accomodate international travellers by: – July 4, 2011 Tweet Share Share Sharing is caring!center_img Share 74 Views   one comment BVI Airways. Photo credit: caribbean360.com(Roseau Dominica – July 4, 2011) – Three times weekly, North American and European travellers wishing to visit Dominica can connect on the same day with non-stop service to Melville Hall Airport, Dominica (DOM) via BVI Airways from Princess Juliana International Airport, St. Maarten (SXM). Passengers on flights arriving into St. Maarten on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays before 5:00PM can connect into Dominica on BVI Airways flight 206 departing Princess Juliana International at 6:00PM.  Visitors in close proximity to the cities listed below or who are able to connect to these outbound flights will be able to take advantage of this same day connection.BVI Airways began serving Melville Hall Airport from Terrance B. Lettsome International Airport, Tortola, BVI (EIS) and Princess Juliana International Airport on June 4, 2011.  Travellers are encouraged to take advantage of introductory pricing ranging from as low as US$99 each way for a round trip ticket based on availability plus applicable taxes and fees.  For bookings and other inquiries contact: customerservice@bviairways.com or visit: www.gobvi.com.  The local agent for BVI Airways in Dominica is Whitchurch Travel: (767) 448-2181/0111.Press ReleaseDiscover Dominica Authoritylast_img read more

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Police: Intoxicated driver hits cars, building

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. – A Holton man is facing drunken driving charges stemming from an incident on Monday, December 15.Ripley County dispatchers received a call around 8:30 p.m. regarding a White Ford Ranger that had struck two vehicles and a building near the intersection of U.S. 421 and S.R. 350.Investigators say the truck went through several properties while fleeing the scene.Officers received a second call reporting that a White Ford Ranger had wrecked off of a curve on Railroad Road and 200 North.The driver, Damian B. Mcneelan, 20, was located and arrested on suspicion of OWI endangering.Nobody was injured in either incident, police said.last_img

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Major grant funds Fayette County detox unit

first_imgConnersville, In. — Fayette Regional Health System has been awarded nearly $10 million in federal grant money from the Indiana State Department of Health through the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program – Part B.* The grant will allow Fayette Regional to create an all-inclusive 4.0 detoxification unit and programs with special attention to those diagnosed with HIV.Fayette Regional hospital and its ancillary service locations are in the very heart of the opioid epidemic in Indiana. Fayette Regional is the number one hospital (per capita) in Indiana for saving lives of overdose patients. Within the last year, Fayette County has noted a 40% increase in drug/alcohol deaths with the highest drug poisoning death rate (per capita) of any county in the state of Indiana. Rates in surrounding counties are staggering as well. Fayette Regional currently works with several local agencies to advocate for change and share resources in the fight against drug and alcohol addiction, and worked closely with the Indiana State Department of Health and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for the past several months.“We’re very pleased to have been awarded this funding from the Indiana State Department of Health,” said Randy White, FRHS President and CEO. “We are grateful and cannot thank the ISDH enough for working with us to make it possible to develop a compassionate and effective program to address this community crisis.”Indiana’s Family and Social Services Administration played a vital role as FSSA Secretary Jennifer Walthall, M.D., M.P.H., personally served as an advisor throughout the grant process, beginning last year during her tenure at ISDH as the state’s deputy health commissioner.“Since meeting Dr. Walthall in the summer of 2016 when she was deputy state health commissioner, I have been absolutely impressed with her drive and determination to help all Hoosiers, both urban and rural,” White said.“There certainly could not be a more active, responsive, and dedicated Secretary of FSSA than Dr. Walthall.”Republican state representative from Batesville Cindy Zeimke said, ““Beginning next year, Fayette Regional Hospital’s new detoxification unit will help patients receive the treatment and support they need to manage their drug withdrawal symptoms and begin a path to recovery. With 46 new beds and additional medical staff, the hospital can now extend the same high quality and compassionate health care to more Hoosiers suffering from drug addiction. Thank you to Fayette Regional’s leadership team and the Indiana Family and Social Services Administration for working together to make this possible.”last_img read more

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Positives cases still on the rise statewide

first_imgPositive COVID-19 cases in the regionStatewide—The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) announced that 656 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 today.  A total of 13,680 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus.  To date, 75,553 tests have been reported to ISDH and a total of 741 Hoosiers have died to date.Locally, Decatur County has a total of 191 positive cases and 24 deaths (up 9 cases and 2 deaths, respectively), Franklin County has stayed at 92 positive cases and 7 deaths and Ripley County has stayed at 87 positive cases and 5 deaths. COVID-19 deaths in the regionlast_img

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Allam issues Hull spending warning

first_img Despite the Football Association Council throwing out his proposal in April, Allam backed manager Steve Bruce’s rebuilding plans this summer with over £30million of transfer funds. But the 75-year-old Egyptian, who is engaged in arbitration with the FA over its decision and has also put the club up for sale, insists there will be no more spending unless he gets his way. “That [the money] stops now. It has to stop,” Allam told BBC’s Football Focus. “I won’t pay out if I cannot create income. That is called ‘throwing money at it’.” “I won’t throw money at a problem. I want to deal with the problem.” Allam’s latest intervention cannot have been welcomed by Bruce, who has done his level best to play peacemaker in an increasingly bitter stand-off between the owner and sections of the fan base for over a year now. That his words come on the eve of a home match against Crystal Palace, meanwhile, represents an unwelcome case of deja-vu. It was the corresponding fixture last season when protests against the name change plan reached fever pitch, with supporter demonstrations proving an unwanted distraction as Hull slipped to their first home defeat. Hull owner Assem Allam has warned he will stop “throwing money” at the club if he cannot force through his controversial ‘Tigers’ rebrand. The atmosphere at the KC Stadium has been on a knife edge at times this term, with chants of ‘City Till We Die’ now booed by rival elements of the crowd. What awaits in the stands on Saturday, when Bruce’s main priority is a first win since the opening day of the season, is now an open question. But the manager was pragmatic when asked to comment on Allam’s position ahead of the match. Bruce noted that no further spending was now possible until January but insisted he would not be shy about requesting funds when the time comes. “The window’s finished and I’m sure he (Allam) is delighted, but it’s my job to knock the door and want better and if I’m not doing that I’m not doing my job right,” he said. “I will always, always ask the question. Of course it’s not a bottomless pit, we understand that, and I have to say the chairman and the owners have assembled a wonderful squad together here. “We can’t argue or grumble about what we’ve been able to put together. So I wont be mithering him now but then the window doesn’t open for another three months. I’ll have a little nibble then.” Veteran goalkeeper Steve Harper returns to the Hull side with Allan McGregor out for up to six weeks with a shoulder injury. Bruce must also decide whether Hatem Ben Arfa or Gaston Ramirez are ready to make their first Barclays Premier League starts since arriving on transfer deadline day, while James Chester is in line for a recall if Bruce chooses to return to a 3-5-2 formation. Robert Snodgrass (knee) remains a long-term absentee but David Meyler is set to return to the squad. Meanwhile, Crystal Palace manager Neil Warnock believes Bruce deserved to win last season’s manager of the year ahead of his Eagles predecessor Tony Pulis. After winning promotion from the Championship, Bruce steered Hull to a 16th-placed finish in the top flight and led the club to its first ever FA Cup final. He was beaten to the top manager’s prize, however, by Pulis, who rescued Palace from the bottom three and guided the Eagles to 11th. Warnock believes Bruce should have been given more recognition for his success last term. “I know Tony got manager of the year but I thought Steve Bruce was head and shoulders the best manager around,” Warnock said. “To make a club like Hull very comfortable in the Premier League and to get to the FA Cup final – I thought that was fantastic. “He’s done an incredible job and he’s got fabulous support from his chairman too. “I know the chairman gets criticism but there aren’t many teams in the bottom half who have had as much money put in as Hull. “He’s been fantastic and they’ve bought some very good players.” Warnock has a fully-fit squad to choose from for the trip. Marouane Chamakh played 18 minutes against Leicester last weekend and the striker is considered fit enough to start after recovering from a hamstring problem. Allam has been bank-rolling Hull since saving the club from financial calamity in 2010, and has invested upwards of £70million in the team since then. He believes the only route to sustainability lies in changing the official name from Hull City AFC to Hull Tigers, a move he thinks would lead to sizeable overseas investment. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Late Mane strike sinks QPR

first_img Elia and Mane continued to cause problems with their pace in behind and Green did well to parry the latter’s shot wide before Fonte smashed Ward-Prowse’s corner against the crossbar soon after. Dunne was fortunate to avoid harsher punishment when he booted Elia on the edge of the area moments before the interval and Ward-Prowse bent the resulting free-kick wide. Rangers enjoyed more possession after the break and came close to taking the lead when substitute Mauro Zarate, on for Taarabt, stretched to meet Matt Phillips’ cross but was unable to generate any power on the finish. Austin nearly found a breakthrough in the 73rd minute when he diverted Joey Barton’s shot goalward from close range but Fraser Forster did brilliantly to react and push the ball over. Both teams pushed forward in search of a winner in the latter stages but it was Southampton who stole the points as Mane wriggled his way around Steven Caulker and drilled his shot into the top corner. There was time for more late drama as QPR had the ball in the net before the final whistle blew but the linesman had his flag up and the home fans were sent home disappointed again. Press Association Sadio Mane scored an injury-time winner to give Southampton a 1-0 Barclays Premier League victory and ensure QPR began life after Harry Redknapp with defeat. Chris Ramsey, who was put in joint-charge with Kevin Bond following Redknapp’s resignation on Tuesday, issued a plea for more flair from QPR before the game and duly recalled talented Moroccan Adel Taarabt for only his second start of the season. Redknapp had declared Taarabt “overweight” back in October and while the forward showed some elegant touches, he failed to make the desired impact and was replaced in the second half. Rangers were often clumsy in possession and struggled to service Charlie Austin, who once appeared the side’s trump card in the battle for survival but now has just one goal in seven matches. Southampton have also endured a dip in form of late, suffering consecutive defeats to Crystal Palace and Swansea, but this victory will revive their confidence as they sit third before Manchester United play on Sunday. QPR remain second bottom of the table and the hunt for a new manager now looks even more urgent. The first opportunity of the contest fell to the visitors as Elia was sent clear and with Rob Green rushing out to intercept, the winger shot first time but missed the target. Taarabt gave the home fans something to cheer about as he danced round James Ward-Prowse, first with a Cruyff-turn and then a neat touch through the midfielder’s legs, but Rangers failed to create any clear-cut openings early on. Instead, it was Southampton who looked the more likely and Victor Wanyama should have broken the deadlock 15 minutes in when Richard Dunne’s header dropped loose in the box, but the Kenyan skewed wide. Saints dominated the first half and could have been out of sight had Mane and Eljero Elia been more ruthless in front of goal while Jose Font hit the crossbar from close range. Rangers grew in confidence after half-time and had chances themselves but as the game looked to be heading for a goalless draw, Mane found the top corner with a strike at the death to maintain Saints’ charge for the top four. last_img read more

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Slaven Bilic: West Ham return was a risk worth taking

first_imgWest Ham manager Slaven Bilic has acknowledged that returning to Upton Park was a risk, but he always believed it was one worth taking. “With everything there is one per cent, five per cent, 50 per cent risk that you ain’t going to turn out that good,” he told the Telegraph. “But that’s no reason not to take a job. There is turbulence. But it is basically a choice and I opted to make a choice and to make a choice to enjoy.” His brand of football has gone down well with the West Ham faithful, who have enjoyed impressive wins over Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Chelsea already this season. Bilic admits the life of a Premier League manager is full-on and it “drains you”, but he revels in the competitive nature of the English domestic game. He added: “Okay, you still have Spain, the Bundesliga, but this Premier League is the NBA. This is the NBA of football. Although the best teams are maybe not from England – you are talking about Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich – but the actual league, this is the league to be in. It is very competitive.” With Leicester second only on goal difference after 19 games and Watford also surpassing expectations many have been surprised by the 2015-16 campaign so far, but Bilic believes it may be the start of a new status quo. “This season is kind of logical. I will try to explain,” he said. “Clubs like Leicester, Palace, West Brom, Stoke, West Ham, Watford, all of them. Every single club is in a situation to buy good players. Good enough players. And those clubs that already have (good players), the gap was like this [hands apart]. Because in Chelsea you had Costa, Fabregas, that one, that one, Hazard. But Crystal Palace didn’t have Cabaye. “And next year is going to be even more the possibility that these clubs can buy these players to close the gap. And these clubs (the traditional big ones) can’t buy more of these. You can’t buy Messis, there are not plenty of them. They already have 15 good ones, they can’t buy 30, there is no space.” Bilic, who enjoyed a brief but memorable spell with the Hammers as a player in the 1990s, took charge in the summer and has steered the west London club to eighth place at the start of the new year. The 47-year-old knows it could have gone differently and a poor spell as manager may have ruined his legacy with West Ham fans, but he relished the challenge at a club he “loves”. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Cricket News Asia Cup 2018: India’s probable lineup against Pakistan

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India vs Pakistan has always been a fascinating contest with two heavyweights of cricket with an enormous passion for the game fighting tooth and nails to make their country proud. In the upcoming Asia Cup 2018, India and Pakistan will lock horns once again in what is being touted as one of the most-awaited cricketing fixtures of this year where both the arch-rivals will take on the field in UAE for yet another classic.India’s 16-man squad have enough firepower to defeat Pakistan, even without its backbone and skipper Virat Kohli. The Rohit-Sharma led team will look to give a statement by defeating their arch-rivals with arguably its second-string side.ALSO READ: Virat Kohli, James Anderson involved in heated battle of wordsAsia Cup 2018: India’s probable playing XI against Pakistan:Openers: Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit SharmaBoth Dhawan and Rohit have been exceptional for India in the shorter format of the game and with a weaker side in the Asia Cup, both of the experienced guys from the dressing room have a lot of responsibility of delivering and providing a good start for India.Middle Order: KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav/Ambati Rayudu and MS DhoniKL Rahul has looked a different player for India in the ODI circuit and will fill the big shoes of Virat Kohli this time at the Asia Cup 2018, while Manish Pandey, who has been on a sensational run of form in the recently concluded Quadrangular series will get his opportunity to seal the deal in the playing XI for future. While, Kedar Jadhav, who is coming after a lengthy spell on sidelines due to injury will probably get the nod due to his bowling, but don’t be surprised if Ambati Rayudu gets picked ahead of him. Meanwhile, MS Dhoni will don the keeping gloves and might bat up the order.ALSO READ: Ben Stokes, Alex Hales to face disciplinary hearing by ECB All-rounder: Hardik PandyaHardik Pandya is one of the best in the shorter format of the game. His hard-hitting ability and variations with the ball can change any game within a blink of an eye. His heroics against Pakistan in the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 will be enough to seal the deal for him in the starting XI.Spinners: Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra ChahalThe wristy duo of Yadav and Chahal have been exceptional for India and with UAE pitches assisting the spinners, the wicket-taking duo is expected to continue their good partnership for India in the Asia Cup 2018.Pacers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit BumrahBoth the pacers have been in and out from the Indian team due to injury concerns for some time now. However, with both the pacers now fit, they hold the key for India’s title chances in the Asia Cup 2018.ALSO READ: Asia Cup 2018: Indian cricket team’s home base shifted; venue changedHere is India’s probable playing XI:Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma (c), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav/Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jasprit BumrahIndia will take on Pakistan on September 19 in the Asia Cup 2018. last_img read more

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Allen throws 4 interceptions in rocky performance against Northwestern

first_img Published on September 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass EVANSTON, Ill. — Four interceptions. Two in the second quarter and two in the fourth.That’s what people will remember from Drew Allen’s performance on Saturday.But wide receiver Christopher Clark, who finished with six catches for 66 yards, backed up his quarterback.“Just because you throw four picks, doesn’t make you a bad quarterback,” Clark said.But it also doesn’t lead to a lot of wins, and on Saturday No. 19 Northwestern (2-0) pulverized Syracuse (0-2) 48-27 in front of 38,033 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill., because of them. Allen finished with 27 completions for 279 yards, but his four interceptions are what will be remembered.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I take full responsibility for how we played,” Allen said.Allen got sacked on his very first play from scrimmage in a Syracuse uniform against Penn State. On Saturday, he fumbled the ball on the offense’s opening play.It was déjà vu for Allen, and forecast the fate of the Syracuse offense.The Orange was already down 7-0. With the ball at its own 21-yard line, losing possession would have been disastrous. Fortunately for Allen and Syracuse, though, guard Ivan Foy pounced on the ball and cradled it.But on a night where Northwestern quarterbacks Kain Colter and Trevor Siemian played lights-out, near-perfect football, Allen was anything but.It was Colter and Siemian’s world, and he was just living in it.“It was a tough game for Drew,” Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said.After a 20-yard touchdown pass from Siemian to Dan Vitale made the score 17-0, Allen threw his first interception. Traveon Henry snatched Allen’s pass, capping off a stretch of three poorly thrown balls in a row for Syracuse’s quarterback.Later in the first half, after arguably Syracuse’s best drive of the game and one where Allen was sharp, he was intercepted again. This time Chi Chi Ariguzo did the honors. Syracuse had the ball in Northwestern territory with a chance to knife into Northwestern’s 27-7 lead.Instead of heading into halftime down 27-14 and within striking distance, though, Syracuse failed to capitalize and went on to allow a touchdown on the ensuing possession.The Orange entered halftime down 34-7, embarrassed and outplayed in every facet of the game, particularly at quarterback.“That first half was ugly,” Shafer said.Allen became the first Orange quarterback since Greg Paulus in 2009 to throw four or more interceptions in a game, and despite Allen’s 6-foot-5 frame, he’s had trouble getting rid of the ball cleanly through two games.His last interception was deflected by a defensive lineman before Ibraheim Campbell picked it off.“He got batted balls,” wide receivers coach Rob Moore said. “Balls get batted up in the air, anything can happen.”That last part, at least, seems to be the case for Allen all the time. Anything can happen. Against Penn State he unleashed a 55-yard bomb to Jeremiah Kobena, but also threw two costly interceptions.On Saturday, he delivered a 16-yard touchdown pass to Kendall Moore – the first and only touchdown pass of Allen’s career – to cut the deficit to 34-13. But by then the game was virtually out of reach. His two second quarter interceptions left the Orange in a precarious position.In the fourth quarter, Dean Lowry and Campbell each picked off Allen in the span of seven minutes. Any hope of salvaging a win was long gone by that point for Syracuse.On Allen’s last interception, he took the worst of a blindside hit, which caused him to exit the game. In came Terrel Hunt, the Orange’s backup quarterback. Although Hunt lined up against Northwestern’s second-team defense, he still made the most of the situation and capitalized on the opportunity.Hunt ripped off 52 yards — 22 through the air and 30 on the ground — to lead Syracuse to a touchdown. On the scoring play itself – a 15-yard run – Hunt dizzied the defense with the kind of athleticism Colter had showcased all day.Shafer has insisted that Allen’s a mobile quarterback who can make plays with his feet, but Allen certainly hasn’t shown off that element of his repertoire quite yet.Now the question burns brighter than ever before. Allen or Hunt. Or both, for that matter.“Whoever our quarterback is,” Clark said, “I’m going to stick with him.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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