Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “They’re one of the best teams in movement, in player movement, in ball movement,” George said. “So we had to match the physicality as well as their pace. I thought that was the key tonight. Our motor was ready for that intensity.”Durant scored 33 points but didn’t get as much help from the cold-shooting Splash Brothers of Curry and Klay Thompson, who added 21 and 12 points, respectively. They combined to go 11 of 27 from the floor and 4 for 15 on 3-pointers as the Warriors lost for the third time in four games. They lost their tempers, too — as in five technicals total.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDraymond Green was ejected with 8:13 remaining after a second technical when he argued with the officials.“It was a rough night,” Curry said of the officiating, while insisting that wasn’t what lost the game. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Carmelo Anthony sprained his right ankle early in the game, but Oklahoma City never slowed down in ending a seven-game skid at Oracle Arena with its first win on the Warriors’ home floor since a 116-97 victory on April 11, 2013.Westbrook scored 21 points in the first quarter, making nine of his first 10 shots as the Thunder led 42-30. They never trailed.“That was the game right there, the first quarter and they have 42 points,” Durant said. “You’ve got to give them credit, they came out with a lot of energy and we didn’t match it.”Golden State had been 11-0 following a loss this season. The Warriors also lost for the first time in seven games when taking on an opponent that had previously beaten them this season, with the Thunder having won 108-91 at OKC on Nov. 22.This could be a win that turns momentum for Billy Donovan’s Thunder, who had dropped four of five since losing defensive star Andre Roberson to a season-ending ruptured patellar tendon in his left knee.Durant scored eight straight against his old team during one first-quarter stretch.Oklahoma City, which allowed 13 3-pointers in losing at home to the Lakers on Sunday, limited the Warriors to 8 for 28 from deep.“It didn’t feel like us, that’s for sure,” Kerr said. “We’re out of whack right now. We’re just not playing the way we normally do in terms of the ball movement, the pace and the spacing. And our defense has not been good either. It’s been a struggle.”Green was hit with the Warriors’ third technical of the night at the end of the first half and had to be held back from officials. Meanwhile, Westbrook went down beneath the Thunder basket after crashing into the stanchion.TIP-INSThunder: OKC went 12 of 31 from 3-point range after shooting 8 for 25 on 3s in the first meeting. … Josh Huestis earned his second start of the season after rookie Terrance Ferguson started the previous five. … The Thunder came in forcing 16.3 turnovers per game while averaging 9.31 steals. The sellout crowd went crazy when Durant was called for a foul with 1:35 remaining in the third and replays show that Westbrook had clearly slipped and no contact was made. Warriors owner Joe Lacob tossed his jacket in disgust.“We were way worse than the officials were,” coach Steve Kerr said. “We got completely outplayed.”By the 6:32 mark of the fourth quarter and the blowout still in force, fans began leaving the building.Durant said it’s up to the Warriors “to hold ourselves accountable out there.”Westbrook shot 13 for 26 and George went 11 of 23 with six 3-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George celebrates after making a 3-point basket against the Golden State Warriors during the second half of an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)OAKLAND, Calif.— Paul George and Russell Westbrook ran Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant and the Golden State Warriors right off the floor from the opening tip.Westbrook had 34 points, nine rebounds and nine assists to get the better of old buddy and teammate Durant, George scored 38 points, and the Oklahoma City Thunder embarrassed the defending champions 125-105 on Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Warriors: Golden State had 12 first-half turnovers for 19 Thunder points, 25 turnovers in all. … Thompson became the 28th player in NBA history to make 1,500 career 3s. … Backup C David West returned after missing a game for personal reasons. He also rested Friday at Sacramento so hadn’t played in two straight. He received a technical midway through the second quarter. … Since 2014-15, Golden State is 25-3 playing a team that had won the previous matchup. … Andre Iguodala’s phrase and motto “Black History is Golden” was used for a T-shirt giveaway Tuesday as the Warriors kick off their celebrations of Black History Month.NO LEAD AT HOMEIt had been since April 18, 2012, against the Lakers that the Warriors never led in a home game.KERR’S MARKKerr coached his 300th regular-season game and remained at 248 victories.“When you have a lot of talent at the beginning of your coaching career, you can implement things that will work and then you can get credibility with winning and grow as a coach while you are winning and it’s a much easier process that way,” he said. “I was very fortunate to have this job as my first one.”Irate at the officials, Kerr received a technical at the 9:38 mark of the second quarter.UP NEXTThunder: Visit Lakers on Thursday.Warriors: Host Dallas on Thursday trying for a 10th straight victory in the series and 11th consecutive at home.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Ateneo back on track, UST remains unbeaten in UAAP men’s volleyball OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson
Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next TIP-INSThunder: Westbrook’s first point gave him 2,000 for the season. He’s the 49th player to get there in consecutive seasons, and only the second player with 2,000 points and 800 assists in back-to-back years. The other is Oscar Robertson, who did it five times. … Alex Abrines, who made the first Thunder field-goal attempt on the team’s 11th try, was held out of the second half with concussion symptoms.Heat: Miami outscored Oklahoma City 58-32 in the paint but got to the foul line only 14 times — compared with 38 by the Thunder. … The Heat shot 5 for 22 from 3-point range.WADE HONOREDHeat guard Dwyane Wade was presented with the NBA Cares Community Assist Award for March, recognizing his response to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. Wade and his wife Gabrielle Union donated $200,000 toward getting students to the “March for Our Lives” event in Washington last month, and he’s reached out in multiple other ways to the families of victims and survivors. “I came back to this city at a time when I was needed, when my voice was needed,” Wade said.TITLE WINNERSDuke coach Mike Krzyzewski sat midcourt with Heat CEO Nick Arison, his former manager with the Blue Devils. Coach K was one of three accomplished college coaches at the game; Rick Pitino was also there, near Thunder coach Billy Donovan — who played guard on Providence’s 1987 Final Four team (coached by Pitino), and a two-time NCAA title winner at Florida before going to Oklahoma City.UP NEXTThunder: Host Memphis on Wednesday.Heat: Host Toronto on Wednesday. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Westbrook needs 16 rebounds in the Thunder finale Wednesday to average a triple-double for the second straight season.The Thunder missed their first 10 shots, gave up the game’s first 12 points and wound up trailing by 18 during the opening quarter. They eventually settled in and got the deficit down to single-digits late in the first.And from there, it stayed that way.Miami’s lead was down to three by halftime, and Oklahoma City tied the game twice in the third quarter — only to have the Heat immediately answer with bursts, first an 8-0 spurt after the initial tie, then a 5-0 run to take an 81-76 lead into the fourth.Corey Brewer’s driving layup with 10:28 left put the Thunder on top for the first time all night, 85-84. Before long, it became a runaway.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook, left, attempts to steal the ball from Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)MIAMI — Paul George scored 27 points, Russell Westbrook got his 25th triple-double of the season and the Oklahoma City Thunder clinched a playoff spot with a 115-93 win over the Miami Heat on Monday night.Westbrook finished with 23 points, 18 rebounds and 13 assists for the Thunder, who were down 18 in the opening minutes before outscoring the Heat 39-12 in the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award James, Love lead Cavs past Knicks to 50th win The 27-point margin was the third-worst for any quarter in Heat history, and the worst ever in a game at Miami.Jerami Grant scored 17 points and Carmelo Anthony added 11 for Oklahoma City, which made 14 3-pointers.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownJosh Richardson scored 18 points and Hassan Whiteside added 16 for the Heat, whose playoff seed won’t be decided until the season-finales Wednesday. Justise Winslow and Tyler Johnson each scored 12 for Miami, and James Johnson added 11.For George, it was a rare win in Miami — his Indiana teams were 2-18 overall and 0-10 in regular-season contests when he faced the Heat on the road.
…comment “distasteful”— unionsThe sweeping and scathing generalisation that Junior Social Protection Minister Keith Scott made against the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) earlier this week came in for heavy condemnation from the two trade union umbrella bodies.In a strongly-worded letter issued by FITUG and GTUC on Thursday, Minister Scott’s “virtual impotence” comment was deemed “distasteful and disturbing”.But late Thursday afternoon, the Minister responded to the calls and retracted his earlier statements. In fact, the Government Information Agency (GINA) quoted the Minister acknowledging his “mistake”. “I made the mistake, that statement is regrettable; I’m solely responsible for the statement being made. I take full responsibility for saying so, and it takes nothing out of me to say to FITUG, GTUC, media and to the citizens of Guyana, that I’m sorry,” the Labour Minister was quoted as saying. It was during the deliberations of the Committee of Supply in Parliament on Tuesday, Opposition Members of Parliament Juan Edghill and Gillian Burton-Persaud requested that Scott justified Government’s allocation of $24 million to the Guyana National Cooperative Union Limited (GNCU), a body which falls under the Social Protection Ministry’s labour department.The People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) MPs had asked the Minister if the money could have been allocated to the GTUC and FITUG instead of GNCU. In response, Scott had quipped: “You would recognise the virtual impotence of those two bodies.”This remark prompted a heated exchange between Opposition MPs and the Minister who has responsibility for labour.On Thursday, FITUG and GTUC questioned Government’s level of consideration for workers’ rights.“This most incredulous labelling by you of our organisations as “impotent” begs the question whether this is the level of regard that the Government has for the labour movement and by extension the workers of Guyana,” the joint statement queried.“We strongly view [it] as a most distasteful and disturbing remark, about our organisations,” FITUG and GTUC further expressed.The union bodies pondered if the representative of the Government, Scott, inadvertently conveyed “a clandestinely held view” of the current Administration with respect to the trade union movement.“The distasteful comment further opens speculation as to whether your utterance…has informed your Administration’s decision to dismantle the Ministry of Labour, which is relegated to a department, headed by you (Scott).”FITUG and the GTUC added that they viewed the comment as an attack on workers across the country, and called on the Minister to either provide clarification to his earlier comment or issue an “unequivocal apology” to the unions.Speaking directly to the Minister, the unions reminded that it was the very workforce that was responsible for Scott being in his position.“It may be important to remind you, they (workers) pay your salary from their toil and sweat, and in many instances, are left with what is not adequate.”
1 Saido Berahino prepares to enter the action as a substitute for West Brom at QPR West Bromwich Albion striker Saido Berahino has set his sights on a January move away from the Hawthorns, with Liverpool and Tottenham set to go head-to-head for his signature.Berahino is the Baggies’ top scorer this season with eight goals, but has been left out of the starting XI for the past three games.Reports have claimed the club has halted contract talks with Berahino’s representatives, but talkSPORT has been told it was the player himself who called time on the negotiations.The England-21 star informed the club he no longer sees his long-term future there and wants to move to a club challenging for Champions League places.Berahino has risen through the Academy ranks at West Brom and his current deal expires in the summer of 2017.He is keen force through a move in January and both Spurs and Liverpool are monitoring his situation with a view to a New Year bid.
Gay Byrne wants road safety laws overhauledDonegal resident and road safety campaigner Gay Byrne wants Ireland’s driving laws overhauled after fuming “They are 400 years out of date.”The TV presenter, who spends much of his time in Dungloe, blasted the country’s “completely scandalous” drink-drive legislation after hearing the heartache of grieving mum Gillian Treacy.The 81 year old oversaw a dramatic 60 per cent fall in the number of suspected drink-drive arrests during his eight years as chairman of the Road Safety Authority.But he insisted that loopholes in the existing laws are still letting offenders off the hook. The former Late Late host explained: “There are three steps in the gaining of a conviction for drink-driving.“The arresting officer, the sergeant in the station and then the guy, who has to be separate, to work the machine for the breathalyser.“A slip on the part of any one of those — like getting a name wrong, getting the time wrong — means the offender gets off.“That’s what the barristers and solicitors are concentrating on — loopholes to get someone off. “It’s daft and mad and completely scandalous, the whole system. I’m saying that the law needs to be completely re-written.“But then under so many different headings of the law at the moment we are still operating on laws that are 200, 300, 400 years old.“Especially with regard to drink-driving, the law needs to be re-written from top to bottom. Do we have a chance of that happening? I doubt very much.”Gaybo’s outburst followed Tuesday’s heartbreaking victim impact statement read out by Gillian Treacy at Portlaoise Circuit Court.The distraught mum told how she and husband Ronan have been “paralysed with grief and despair” since their four-year-old son Ciaran was killed in a horror car collision in April last year. She vowed never to forgive drink-driver Finbarr O’Rourke, who she said had “appeared to be slumped over the wheel” after downing up to ten pints of cider.DONEGAL RESIDENT GAYBO WANTS OUR ROAD SAFETY LAWS OVERHAULED was last modified: October 29th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:donegaldungloeGay Byrneroad safety
ENTERTAINMENT: Voodoo Venue Letterkenny have changed the face of traditional quizzes by launching ‘OPERATION TUESDAY – SPEEDQUIZZING’!With a FREE crate of drink on offer for the winners it’s easy to see why so many people are participating and enjoying the modern day twist to quizzes. The Speedquizzing App turns a Smartphone or table into a multi-functional buzzer, making the whole experience very much like taking part in a TV Show.Our Quiz Master Oisin Cannon connects with all players over the WiFi network, from which they read and answer the questions.Oisin also has instant access to information such as which team is in the lead, who answered the fastest and so on.Our newly revamped Quiz is held every Tuesday 10.30pm at the unquestionable and stylish Voodoo Lounge, mainly centred around Sport, Celebrities, General Knowledge, Fashion, History, Movies and much more from a range of rounds which includes a picture round, Sound Round, Buzzer Round and Keypad Round and “head on challenges”. No cheating guaranteed, and a fun night promised, you never know you might even win your drinks for the evening!!Speedquizzing takes quiz fun to a whole new social level.VOODOO VENUE LAUNCH ‘SPEEDQUIZZING’ EVERY TUESDAY NIGHT was last modified: August 21st, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesnews
Tags: 2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifiersGeoffrey KimaniMichael WokorachRugby Cranes 7sTolbert Onyangotop The Rugby Sevens team has been training for months (file photo)KAMPALA – For the past few months, the Rugby Cranes 7s team has been intensely training with the new strength and conditioning coach from the Kenya side, Geoffrey Kimani a head of the 2019 HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifiers that are slated for April 5, 2019 – April 7, 2019 in Hong Kong.“We have been training hard and the boys are now ready for the Hong Kong sevens, said team head coach Tolbert Onyango.“We are hopeful that we shall emerge victors,“We are however very grateful to our sponsors like Guinness who have stuck by our side to this very day.The boys are expected to set off on Sunday March 31, 2019 ahead of their first games with German, and Chile on the opening day of the qualifiers and a game with Cook Islands on April 6, 2019.The team Captain will be Michael Wokorach, and be deputized by Philip Wokorach.Michael Wokorach will skipper the side in Hong Kong“We are going to do our very best and we shall not disappoint our fans, we thank everyone that has supported us this far, Michael Wokorach the Team Captain said.The Hong Kong 7s is arguably the most valued leg of the World Rugby Sevens series circuit.It’s the seventh tournament on the sevens’ series 2018-2019 calendar, which acts as the principal route for qualification for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.The Cranes 7s team;-Pius Ogena-Desire Ayera-Michael Wokorach-Isaac Massa-Ian Munyani-Philip Wokorach-Byron Oketayot-Paul Masendi-Aron Ofoirwoth-Adrian Kasito-Kisiga Timothy-Joseph AredoComments
Tags: David OworiDouglas BamweyanaFahad BayoMaroons FCSC VillatopUganda Premier LeagueUganda Premier League Awardsvipers sc Bayo (9) scored three goals in the month of September.(PHOTOS/File)KAMPALA – Vipers Sports Club striker Fahad Bayo was on Monday, October 7th, named the Uganda Premier League best player of the month of September.This was confirmed at a press conference held at Kati Kati Restaurant in Kampala.Bayo was on-form in September as he scored three goals in the two games Vipers SC played.He was on target in 1-0 victory at home to Tooro United and also scored in the 2-2 draw with Mbarara City.To scoop the award, Bayo beat Maroons FC striker Steven Mukwala and SC Villa midfielder David Owori.At the same ceremony, Maroons head coach Douglas Bamweyana was named the best coach of September.Bamweyana (Right) and Bayo (Left) during the awarding ceremony on Monday. (PHOTO/Courtesy)In September, Bamweyana led Maroons to a perfect three victories in as many games.The former Express FC and SC Villa tactician was at the helm as Maroons beat Kyetume 1-0, Tooro United 2-0 and Bright Stars 3-2.The victories eventually saw Maroons sit top of the pile momentarily although they have eventually dropped after two losses on the bounce in October.Both Bayo and Bamweyana were given accolades and Shs 1,000,000 each.What they said during the awards ceremony:Fahad Bayo“I am delighted to be voted the best and it pushes me to score more goals.“I really worked hard for it.“Football being a team sport, I salute my other teammates for the collective display.“I will remain focused so as I gun more accolades in the future.”Douglas Bamweyana“I thank the organizers for this accolade.“Special credit goes to the players and management of Maroons FC because we worked hard together.These are the first monthly awards for the 2019/20 season.Comments
Once again the Emergency Department at Letterkenny University Hospital is extremely busy this week.The hospital has admitted a significant number of ill patients, many of whom remain in the ED, awaiting a bed.The Full Capacity Protocol has been implemented and all efforts continue to be made to identify patients who are appropriate for discharge. The hospital has deferred a number of elective non-urgent procedures.Hospital management say they regret the inconvenience and distress the long delays cause patients and their families.A spokesman said: “The hospital prioritises those in most need of care and this may lead to delays for less urgent patients.“We would like to remind the public that we encourage them to attend the Emergency Department only in the case of real emergencies and they should contact their GP or GP Out-of-Hours service in the first instance. “We are committed to treating everyone who presents at our ED but we do so strictly in order of medical priority and apologise for the long wait times currently.“We would like to thank our staff who are working extremely hard at this time.”Full capacity protocol implemented once again at Letterkenny University Hospital was last modified: November 12th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
Instead of aiming for the bright lights and the big bucks of Hollywood, filmmaker Ntsikelelo Mavata returns to his hometown roots to make films about the people of Rhamnyiba, Eastern Cape. South Africa director Ntsikelelo Mavata on set mentoring aspiring filmmakers in the Eastern Cape. His company, Kwanontsomi Enterprise, makes short films, documentaries and is currently finishing its first feature film. (Image: Kwanontsomi Enterprise Facebook)CD AndersonMavata is a graduate of Johannesburg’s Big Fish Digital Filmmaking School, and has taken the technical and storytelling skills he learnt in the big city home to make films inspired by the people and stories of the rural Eastern Cape.Since 2013, Mavata and three friends have run a small production company called Kwanontsomi Enterprise. Assembling a closely knit team of local acting talent and technical crew, the company has gradually built up a catalogue of short films, documentaries and now a full-length feature film, all centred on Rhamnyiba village, outside King William’s Town.Mavata was recently featured in a video profile on News24’s Beautiful News website.Watch his interview here. [linked]Mavata’s love of films started at a young age: “I knew I wanted to make films from the first time I watched a bioscope at an elderly neighbour’s house for 50 cents when I was six,” he told LiveSA entertainment magazine in 2016.As a teenager, he started writing and producing school and church plays that got more ambitious with each new production. After finishing high school, he decided to make filmmaking his life and has never regretted the decision, despite the financial obstacles that stand in the way of many burgeoning creative talents.Watch one of Kwanontsomi Enterprise’s short film productions below: Realising that young filmmakers didn’t have “a huge support structure in this industry, which is why I found it important to pass on the skills I had learnt at [film] school”, Mavata began to mentor and guide aspiring filmmakers in the area.The Eastern Cape has a long tradition of storytelling, with people using music and art to express their creativity and represent their origins. Mavata says all his company really does is give those stories a platform and technology to reach a wider audiences. “Film is a perfect medium to archive who we are as a people,” he explains to Beautiful News.Through learning the art and business of filmmaking and getting to enjoy seeing their stories represented on screen, Mavata thinks the community is learning to dream big, and he hopes his own passion and dedication to the company’s various projects will continue to inspire more people to follow their creative goals.One of Mavata’s career highlights so far is his 2013 short film Illolo Lenkonde, which he made as his graduation film at Big Fish. It was shot with the help of the Rhamnyiba community.The film features a standout final performance by legendary South African television actor Moshoeshoe Chabeli (best known for his role in the SABC sitcom Mponeng) shortly before his death in October 2013.Watch Illolo Lenkonde below: In addition to developing new talent, Mavata and his company also work closely with a local high school, teaching learners the basics of filmmaking and the creation of strong, original stories.“We worked with around 35 to 50 students [at the nearby Victoria Mxenge High School], in grades seven through to 11… [covering] everything from coming up with ideas, scriptwriting, directing, sound and camera work,” Mavata told LiveSA. It is something he hopes will expand to other schools around the province.Another idea Mavata hopes to develop is to produce original local content and help to develop technical skills for the Nelson Mandela Bay community television station, Bay TV. “We already supply [documentary and actuality] content to them and are currently working on a [scripted] series… [and our first feature film called Kwanontsomi.]”Watch a short clip from the film, Kwanontsomi below: For more information on Kwanontsomi Enterprise, visit its Facebook and YouTube pages. Source: News24 / Live SA MagazineWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.