Manchester United need to rediscover killer instinct!

Robin Van Persie wastes another goal scoring opportunity!

Following their dismal performance against Tottenham over the weekend, frenchman Patrice Evra has warned Manchester United‘s stars to rediscover their killer instinct or risk humiliation in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Romanian minnows CFR Cluj.

United travel to Transylvania, the supposedly vampire-filled setting of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, for their second Group H fixture on the back of a disappointing 3-2 home defeat against Tottenham on Saturday that left them four points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea.

It was United’s first loss to Spurs at Old Trafford for 23 years and their first Premier League defeat against the north London club in 23 meetings, but far more concerning was the sloppy manner of the defending by Alex Ferguson’s side.

Not for the first time this season, United’s lack of pace at the back proved fatal, with Gareth Bale repeatedly exposing the ageing Rio Ferdinand.

Of their six matches so far, United have been behind in five, while they have kept just one clean sheet and conceded nine goals, leading French left-back Evra to fear his team could suffer even greater embarrassment against Cluj unless they show more mental strength.

“The game is 90 minutes long and we deserved to lose because we only played for 45. To concede three goals at Old Trafford is not good enough,” Evra said.

“The problem is in our heads. It looked like we stayed in the hotel. The first 45 minutes had no speed, no focus, we didn’t win a lot of challenges and we conceded some silly goals.

“Maybe I am hard with myself and the team but we only showed the United face in the second half.

“We still have a lot to do, but we have to forget that first half against Spurs.

“I hope it was just an accident and we can get back the winning mentality that we showed in the second half in our first Champions League game against Galatasaray.”

On paper United’s encounter with the Romanian champions looks exactly the kind of undemanding fixture that should allow Ferguson’s side to restore their equilibrium with a morale-boosting win.

Yeezy’s coming to South Africa

Multiple Grammy winner and critically acclaimed rapper @KanyeWest is coming to South Africa for one night only.

100% confirmed, it would be a part of the beer giant’s SAB Caste Lite promotion, the rapper is to be seen in Johannesburg on 2 February. The venue for the proposed event has yet to be disclosed but I can personally guarantee you this will be an epic affair.

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Brand campaign manager of Castle Lite, Khayakazi Dyantyi said: “Yes, it is true we are bringing Kanye West next year, for a one-night-only event”

The concert comes at a very good time as Kanye is seen to be releasing a new album close to that time. The yet to be titled album is highly anticipated and South Africa will be privileged to sample some of his new work.

Kim Kardashian & Kanye West

You never know; currently courting @KimKardashian, the pair might make an appearance together.

Limited tickets are expected to go on sale at Computicket from September 28, priced from R650 for a standard ticket to R1 000 for golden circle.

Anyone from Cape Town, this sounds like a road trip!

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US Secret service finds fugitive in Cape Town!

A fugitive from the United States of America (USA), who was hiding in South Africa, was last week sentenced to 72 months imprisonment with three supervised probation sentences.

The fugitive, Mr Eyal Dulin, was arrested in Cape Town in April this year during a joint operation between the US Secret Service and the City of Cape Town’s Metro Police Department.

Members of the Metro Police K9 Unit assisted with the arrest, which took place in Strandfontein.

This week the US Secret Service commended the City’s Metro Police for their assistance in securing the perimeters of the location where Mr Dulin was hiding as well as with his apprehension and transportation.

The City’s Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security, Alderman J.P. Smith, congratulated the Metro Police for their assistance in the apprehension of Mr Dulin.

“This case is a good example of the effectiveness and importance of having a good working relationship and level of cooperation between the City’s law enforcement teams and international bodies,” said Ald. Smith.

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Cape Town Trail Challenge

The Mountain and Trail Enthusiasts (MATES), in partnership with the Friends of Blaauwberg Conservation Area (BCA), will hold the second ‘BCA Mates Trail Challenge’ in the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve on Saturday 13 October 2012. After the success of the first event in October 2011, great interest is expected in this year’s event.

There are a number of race events in and around the Table Mountain area and the Winelands, but this trail challenge is the only one that offers the opportunity to run through the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. With views of Table Mountain, Robben Island and Table Bay, participants can run either the 15km or the 8km route. The routes will run over the two hills, Bloubergkoppie and Kleinberg, and through the colourful spring vegetation within the nature reserve.

The race is organised in conjunction with the Friends of BCA, which is a non-profit organisation made up of volunteers supporting the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. The proceeds of the race will go towards promoting the conservation of the reserve. Registration will start at 06:00, with the longer 15km race starting at 07:30. The 8km race will start immediately afterwards, at 07:45. There are a limited number of entries so pre-registration is encouraged. Participants can register using the form on the website and payment can be made via bank transfer. The entry fee has been kept as low as possible, and is R100,00 for the 15km trail and R50,00 for the 8km trail. For further details, please visit the MATES website: http://capetrailrunning.co.za/trailchallenge.html

Being a trail run, unlike a road race, there will be no marshals along the way. A medic will be on duty at the start/finish and a sweep will run with the last people on the trail. There will only be one water point. Participants should bring a windbreaker and a water bottle. As this is a green event, car-pooling is strongly encouraged. No littering is allowed: only footprints should be left behind. “MATES is a non-profit running club that’s more accessible to us as primarily trail runners. Many trail runners also enter the road races, especially the ultra-distance races, and thus need to be a member of the Western Province Athletics Association. However, none of the existing Cape Town clubs are primarily focused on trail running, and we’d like to support this aspect of athletics. We recognise the achievements of our runners in all disciplines of running, i.e. trail, road, multi-sport, etc. and we want to encourage the appreciation of our beautiful environment by promoting exercise on the mountain.

 

The club also aims to teach hikers and runners how to respect the natural environment and act safely when on the trails. Lastly, weaim to support the development of athletes from previously disadvantaged backgrounds, striving to keep trail running affordable and accessible to all,” said the Secretary of MATES Running, Meindert Hoving. Chairman of the Friends of BCA, Roy Fuller-Gee, says: “After the success and enjoyment of the 2011 Challenge, we are looking forward to seeing both past runners and some new ones taking on the scenic route through the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve. Whilst some runners come to win, others take the opportunity to admire the breath-taking views from the top of our koppies. We just enjoy showcasing our reserve.” The Blaauwberg Nature Reserve is only 25 km from the centre of Cape Town and is regarded as a global biodiversity hot spot.

It is approximately 2 000 hectares in size and has a rich mosaic of natural, cultural and historical elements. Being so close to Cape Town also means that the area has the potential to become an open-air classroom that is easily accessible to millions of people within its proximity. The race is sure to be a wonderful way of exploring this beautiful area. More information about the Blaauwberg Nature Reserve can be found at http://www.bca.org.za/. For more information on the City’s nature reserves, please visit http://www.capetown.gov.za/naturereserves

 

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Sights and sensations of Cape Town

To all our local followers, be sure to witness yet another stunning Cape Town sight.

The City of Cape Town is once again partnering with the Western Cape Bonsai Fraternity to host a bonsai exhibition at the Company’s Garden, as part of its Arbour Month celebrations.

The exhibition seeks to raise awareness about the importance of trees and bonsai as an art form.

There will be a guided walkabout at approximately 10:50, followed by workshops and demonstrations. Vendors will ensure that anyone who would like to grow their own bonsai trees can purchase the necessary materials.

Residents who already have bonsais are invited to bring them along to gain expert advice and opinions on styling and cultivation. It is not often that such a concentrated wealth of bonsai knowledge is available to the public.

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Apple’s iPhone 5 unveiled

That day has arrived, the day most fanboys and girls wait for. The unveiling of the latest iteration of the Apple iPhone.

Aptly named the iPhone 5, this phone is the 6th generation model from the famous fruit named company. Read More…

G.O.O.D Music – Cruel Summer (90 Seconds Snippets)

Cruel Summer Album Cover

All you high-end couture muso’s can set your sights on a sneak peak of what G.O.O.D Music has in store with their 90 second sound clips of their latest album, Cruel Summer.

Spear-headed by the controversial multi-platinum and talented Kanye West, the album which is set to drop on the 18 September 2012, includes the likes of up coming stars including G.O.O.D Music superstars such as 2 Chainz, Pusha T, Big Sean, and the blissfully soulful John Legend.

True to Yeezy‘s nature, the album includes appearances by artists not associated to the G.O.O.D Music label, such as R-Kelly.

A move mastered in the past, with reference to inviting Elton John on the Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – a masterful tactic which proved fruitful.

Be sure to stream this, as we all know, Yeezy fails to dissapoint…ever!

Cruel Summer Tracklist:
01. To The World – Kanye West & R. Kelly
02. Clique – Kanye West, Jay-Z & Big Sean
03. Mercy – Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz
04. New God Flow – Kanye West, Pusha T & Ghostface Killah
05. The Morning – Raekwon, Pusha T, Common, 2 Chainz, CyHi Da Prynce, Kid Cudi & D’Banj
06. Cold – Kanye West & DJ Khaled
07. Higher – The-Dream, Pusha T & Ma$e
08. Sin City – John Legend, Travi $ Scott, Teyana Taylor, CyHi Da Prynce & Malik Yusef
09. The One – Kanye West, Big Sean, 2 Chainz & Marsha Ambrosius
10. Creepers – Kid Cudi
11. Bliss – John Legend & Teyana Taylor
12. Don’t Like (Remix) – Kanye West, Chief Keef, Pusha T, Big Sean & Jadakiss

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