Stepanova first Russian granted permission to compete internationally under neutral flag

first_imgShe is now free to compete in the European Athletics Championships starting in Amsterdam on Wednesday (July 6).This decision was made by the three-person IAAF Doping Review Board, who have also received over 80 applications from other athletes from the world’s largest country.All Russians were encouraged to apply for “exceptional eligibility” following the decision to extend the nation’s suspension from the IAAF earlier this month following allegations of state sponsored doping.Only those who can prove they were operating under a clean drugs testing system will be selected, however, with this expected to mean only those, like Stepanova, who are based outside the country.”The Doping Review Board, which is composed of Robert Hersh (chair), Sylvia Barlag and Antti Pihlakoski, has unanimously accepted the application of Yuliya Stepanova under Competition Rule 22.1A(c) as someone having made a truly exceptional contribution to the protection and promotion of clean athletes, fair play and the integrity and authenticity of the sport,” said a statement today.”Ms Stepanova is now eligible to compete in International Competitions as an independent neutral athlete.”Stepanova, nee Rusanova, an 800 metres runner boasting a best time of 1min 56.99sec, was banned for two-years in 2013 following abnormalities in her biological passport.She was stripped of all results set since March 2011, including a silver medal won at the 2011 European Indoor Championships in Paris.Along with her husband Vitaly, a former official in the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, the 29-year-old then colluded with German journalist Hajo Seppolt in secretly taping athletes and coaches discussing doping in Russian athletics.The IAAF are particularly keen for her to be given a second chance to compete in order to encourage other whistleblowers to come forward.She ran an 800 metres Olympic qualifying standard of 2min 01.31sec in Germany last year.Their decision will raise eyebrows, however, with Russian officials having fiercely criticised Stepanova for what they see as slanderous and traiterous allegations.Her participation is still “subject to acceptance by the organiser of the competition in question, in accordance with the rules of that competition”.International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has already said that any Russians deemed eligible to compete at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games will do so under the Russian flag rather than a neutral one, a decision which effectively rules Stepanova out as Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov has already said they would not select her.Both the IAAF and the World Anti-Doping Agency are challenging this decision.”The IAAF has of today received more than 80 applications from Russian athletes seeking exceptional eligibility to compete in an individual capacity under a separate provision in Competition Rule 22.1A(b), namely, on the basis that they are not tainted by RUSAF’s failure to put in place adequate anti-doping systems because they have been subject to other, fully adequate systems outside of the country for a sufficiently long period to provide a substantial assurance of integrity,” added the IAAF statement.”The form of these further applications is being checked against th eGuidelines issued by the IAAF last week and, if they are in the correct form,they too will be referred to the Doping Review Board for a decision on exceptional eligibility.”Among those thought to have applied are two-time Olympic pole vauit champion Yelena Isinbayeva, and both Sergey Shubenkov and Maria Kuchina, the gold medallists in the 110m hurdles and high jump respectively at last year’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing.last_img read more

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US Funds ‘For Health Workers Directly Involved with Ebola Fight’

first_imgAs the go-slow action continues by Liberian health workers demanding higher salaries, risk benefits and better working conditions, United States Ambassador Deborah R. Malac has clarified that the US$10 million her government has given Liberia is meant to pay salaries to health workers directly enrolled in the Ebola fight.Ambassador Malac made the clarification in Tubmanburg, Bomi County Wednesday when she visited the newly erected Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU) built by the U.S. government in conjunction with the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).Making her government’s intentions clear in response to the persistent questions posed by journalists, the U.S. Ambassador was precise.  “The U.S. Government has assisted with US$5 million to pay salaries to healthcare workers and an additional $5 million was given by the USAID Director just recently.  This is for healthcare workers directly involved in the process of the Ebola fight,” Malac stated.She made it clear that those health workers receiving the payments are found in ETUs and care centers.  She spelled out that those are the people directly involved with the Ebola work and are at risk because they handle corpses and come in direct contact with Ebola- affected people.She gave the assurance that they (donors) know where the money goes and to whom it goes.  “This (fund) is not for risk benefits but for salaries of health workers directly involved with the Ebola fight, the ambassador repeated, clarifying that Risk benefit payment is being arranged by the Government of Liberia and the U.S. is not involved with it.”Ambassador Malac said Ebola is a health crisis affecting everybody and does not need political reaction.Regarding the health workers’ go-slow, Ambassador Malac acknowledged that the health workers need to take care of their families, have PPEs and are also assigned to help improve the health of the country as a whole.She indicated that the problem of the go-slow is the Liberian Government’s responsibility and it must take ownership of and find amicable solutions to the health workers’ issues.Also speaking about the construction of the Bomi ETUs, Ben Hemingway, head of the US Disaster Assistance Relief Team (DART), told journalists that work began two weeks ago and they expect the area to be in use within the next two weeks.He said the construction sponsored by USAID is carried out by members of the U.S. military contingent in collaboration with the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL).The structures erected are not only ETUs but care centers as well, said Mr. Hemingway, reviewing that the U.S. Government will erect 17 treatment units in Liberia, and a fully equipped 100-bed ETU costing about US$250,000.   Most of the work is being done by Liberian contractors, he noted. That is also a way of helping the crumbling Liberian economy, he asserted.He named epidemiological survey and rainy weather as serious challenges to fighting the Ebola disease, noting that it is necessary to know where the outbreak is occurring and with heavy rain the work becomes difficult.AFL Captain Glee Dilliard Dada toured with Ambassador Malac, accompanied by U.S. Joint Forces Operation Commander, Darryl Williams and AFL Chief of Staff, Daniel Ziankahn.There are four structures erected at the site in Bomi, and the yard is well leveled with crushed rocks that will prevent flooding.  There are areas for suspected, probable and confirmed cases.  There is also a waiting area for family members who do not have the disease. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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‘Arsene Wenger gets more out of touch every game!’ – Arsenal fans blast 0-0 draw with Southampton

first_imgFebruary 2nd is celebrated as Groundhog Day across the world and for Arsenal Tuesday night’s goalless draw with Southampton was exactly that.Fraser Forster was in sublime form between the sticks to keep the likes of Mesut Ozil, Olivier Giroud and Theo Walcott from scoring late on.The results around the Premier League have conspired to send Arsenal down to fourth in the Premier League, five points ahead of Manchester United in fifth but also five off Leicester at the top.And Gunners were in no doubt about who was to blame for blowing their chance at the title this season.See the best reaction to Arsene Wenger and Arsenal below! 1 Arsene Wenger last_img read more

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Task force targets MS-13 gang

first_imgCapping a two-year investigation, federal, state and local law enforcement authorities this morning took into custody a total of 26 members and associates of the MS-13 gang, arresting the gang’s No. 1 “shot caller” in the Los Angeles area, as well as top leaders of several cliques of the gang. Oscar Chacon, 29, the top member of MS-13 in Los Angeles, was arrested pursuant to a federal criminal complaint that accuses him of participating in a narcotics transaction in which approximately one-quarter pound of methamphetamine was sold, as well as five other deals involving smaller quantities of methamphetamine. The narcotics conspiracy charge against Chacon carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in federal prison and a statutory maximum sentence of life without parole. Chacon is one of 16 defendants arrested today on federal charges, and most of those defendants face mandatory minimum sentences of at least five years in prison. Two other defendants were previously arrested on federal charges, and two more federal defendants are already are in custody on unrelated charges. A total of 26 defendants face federal charges contained in four indictments, 13 criminal complaints and one criminal information. Six of the federal defendants are considered to be fugitives. In addition to the federal cases unsealed today, authorities today arrested three defendants on state charges, one was taken into immigration custody, and six were taken into custody for parole and probation violations. State authorities are still seeking to take 21 into custody on criminal charges and probation violations. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre This investigation was conducted by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Task Force on Violent Crime, which is comprised of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles County Probation Department and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The task force received the assistance of parole officers with the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the United States Marshals Service and the United States Bureau of Prisons. Additionally, officers with the Salvadoran PNC (Policia Nacional Civil) are in Los Angeles in support of today’s operation as part of a continuing cooperative effort with the FBI’s MS-13 National Gang Task Force. Additionally, PNC members observed today’s operation in furtherance of the Officer Exchange initiative between the PNC, the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. This participation is one of the results of an FBI-sponsored Gang Summit held earlier this year. “We are committed to using all of the resources at our disposal to identify, prosecute and incarcerate gang members who prey upon our communities,” said United States Attorney Thomas P. O’Brien. “This crackdown on MS-13 is the latest in a series of gang cases that my office has brought recently, and there will be more such cases in the near future. With the support of our federal, state and local law enforcement colleagues, we will have a significant impact in gang-infected neighborhoods in Southern California.” Peter Brust, Acting Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI in Los Angeles, stated: “The collective efforts of agents and officers at every level of government which culminated in dozens of arrests today gave power to the voices of law-abiding citizens who have been held hostage in their own homes and neighborhoods. By significantly disrupting the MS-13 criminal enterprise in Los Angeles, those arrested can no longer exist in anonymity and wield their self-proclaimed power without fear of law enforcement intervention.” Mara Salvatrucha, also known as MS-13, is a transnational gang composed primarily of immigrants and descendants of immigrants from El Salvador and is thought to number approximately 10,000 members. The gang has established itself in a number of cities across the United States. There are a number of MS-13 “cliques” in the Los Angeles area, primarily east of downtown Los Angeles. “Partnership between federal, state and local agencies is crucial in dealing with the gang problem,” said Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton. “Today’s operation is an example of what law enforcement working together can accomplish to address what I call the number one problem facing our city – gangs.” Robert Schoch, special agent in charge of the ICE Office of Investigations in Los Angeles, stated: “This operation is another prime example of what can be accomplished when federal, state, and local agencies join forces to attack the crime and violence perpetrated by organized street gangs. ICE wants to send a clear message that we will deal strongly with those who ignore our laws and place our neighborhoods at risk. This operation is proof we are making good on that pledge.” Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley commented: “Once again in Los Angeles County we are going after the worst sort of criminals in the most constructive way by the use of cooperative federal-state investigations and prosecutions.” According to City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, whose prosecutors assisted federal authorities in the investigation: “The MS-13 gang is a significant theat to the public safety of all Angelenos. Law enforcement agencies must observe jurisdictional boundaries, but MS-13 gang members do not. MS-13 is a transnational gang with a strong presence in the United States and Central America This puts a premium on federal, state and local cooperation. Working together, we aim to eradicate the MS-13 gang.” For news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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‘A lot of people had written him off’ – Tottenham squad delighted by star’s form

first_img Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star REAL DEAL Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Sissoko in action once again for France. 4 Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Moussa Sissoko charges forward for Tottenham Hotspur against Wolverhampton Wanderers. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? And speaking to talkSPORT, Davies revealed his team-mates have always had faith in his ability, despite others calling time on his Spurs career prematurely.“I think he’s been playing very well for us,” the Welsh left-back said.“I spoke to Spurs TV the other day and it’s not just the work he does attacking for us – that’s the freedom the boys get here. deals And despite some initial promise, helping the club claim an impressive 2-0 win over Manchester City at White Hart Lane, he had been relegated to joke figure with some supporters.The ex-Newcastle United man’s errant shooting and lack of composure on the ball have caused he plenty of problems during his time in north London. Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Latest Premier League Stories REVEALED Did Mahrez just accidentally reveal Fernandinho is leaving Man City this summer? REVEALED “I think quite a lot of people had written him off at Spurs but I think as a squad we completely had faith in him and now he’s getting the credit and plaudits he deserves.“We’re delighted for him.” huge blow center_img tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Sissoko is being back by his team-mates at Tottenham Hotspur. shining whoops Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham Hotspur star Ben Davies has praised the character of team-mate Moussa Sissoko after his return to form.The France midfielder joined Spurs in 2016 for a much-maligned £30million transfer fee. no dice Now though, he looks to have turned a corner with good displays against Man City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, and Crystal Palace as Pochettino manages an injury ravaged squad.Meanwhile, he was also given an international recall and played against both the Netherlands and Uruguay while on duty. 4 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January “It’s the effort he [gives] for us defensively, taking the ball from back to front. It’s the power he’s got when he gets going it’s massive for us and it can really take us from defence to attack pretty quickly.”And having experienced teething issues of his own upon joining Tottenham, Davies was full of praise for Sissoko’s resurgence.“It shows a lot of character,” he added. 4 4 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won gameday cracker last_img read more

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ABUSE VICTIM CALLS ON BISHOP BOYCE TO RESIGN OVER DEFENCE OF CARDINAL BRADY

first_imgA VICTIM of child sex abuse who runs a support group for other survivors in Co Donegal has called on Bishop Philip Boyce to resign.John O’Donnell says Dr Boyce’s defence of both Cardinal Sean Brady and former bishop Seamus Hegarty has made his position ‘completely untenable.’Mr O’Donnell told donegaldaily.com: “I have met Philip Boyce twice about how this diocese has handled the abuse of children by priests and I remain deeply unsatisfied with what I heard. “I believe Bishop Boyce’s defence of the role of Cardinal Sean Brady in the Brendan Smyth affair and his defence of the role of his predecessor Seamus Hegarty during his interview this week on Raidio na Gaeltachta makes his position completely untenable.“In my opinion Bishop Boyce has attempted to defend the indefensible.”During the radio interview the Raphoe Bishop said that the Cardinal had “did what he had to do at the time when he gave all the information he gathered to his superiors.”Bishop Boyce also said his predecessor Bishop Hegarty carried out his work well in his role here. However it’s understood damning evidence against Bishop Hegarty was removed from this week’s BBC documentary because he is ill and its broadcast by the BBC could not go ahead without a right of reply, under their guidelines, and Bishop Hegarty’s illness prevents him from being able to do that.Cardinal Brady’s position remains precarious because of his decision to follow church guidelines in 1975 when he interviewed Brendan Boland, a victim of paedophile priest Father Brendan Smyth.The BBC said the cardinal failed to inform the police – and even failed to inform the parents of other boys and girls who were abused by Smyth.Attempts by the Catholic Church to claim that the Cardinal did not offer to stand down two years ago have been rubbished again today with widespread reports that the Cardinal did in fact offer to leave his post. This was turned down by the Vatican.John O’Donnell said today: “Cardinal Brady should do the right thing and resign. Bishop Boyce has failed to grasp how Cardinal Brady let down children whose abuse continued. Bishop Boyce should also resign.” ABUSE VICTIM CALLS ON BISHOP BOYCE TO RESIGN OVER DEFENCE OF CARDINAL BRADY was last modified: May 6th, 2012 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:ABUSE VICTIM CALLS ON BISHOP BOYCE TO RESIGN OVER DEFENCE OF CARDINAL BRADYlast_img read more

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DONEGAL COMPANY TO TAKE THE PAIN OUT OF PERFECT PRESENT FOR PEOPLE OVERSEAS

first_imgWith Halloween just around the corner, our thoughts are moving quickly towards Christmas.And with so many friends and family members overseas this year the problem arises as to what to send them that will be warmly welcomed in their new life wherever that may be. Now Donegal company Paddysnax may have the perfect answer while also giving them a taste of Christmas at home.Paddysnax are perfectly aware through personal experience how our loved ones miss their Irish comfort food – especially at traditionally family times such as the festive season.That is why you will find several tasty Christmas Boxes on our website, specifically designed to send your loved ones their favourite treats as a special present this year.Our special Christmas Boxes are filled to the brim with chocolate from the perfect 500g box up to a massive 1kg selection box. Alternatively, choose from our standard boxes containing selections of crisps, chocolate, tea and more or even select individual products and make up your own special Christmas surprise.Avoid the wind, rain and queues. Visit www.paddysnax.com and let us take the strain out of some of your Christmas shopping this year. DONEGAL COMPANY TO TAKE THE PAIN OUT OF PERFECT PRESENT FOR PEOPLE OVERSEAS was last modified: October 22nd, 2012 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:PADDYSNAX.COMlast_img read more

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Moville Sewerage: ‘I have as much right to Lough Foyle as the Crown Estate’ – Cllr Farren

first_imgA Donegal County Councillor has once again refuted plans for an outflow sewage pipe on Glenburnie Beach in Moville due to fears of a neap tide in Lough Foyle. It follows a meeting in Inishowen on Tuesday where local councillors discussed the prolonged issue of an adequate sewerage system in the Moville/Greencastle area.Irish Water was criticised last December when they were accused of re-introducing the same Moville Sewerage Scheme that was raised almost 30 years ago. Fears have previously been raised with the water service over an initial 600-metre outflow pipe, which was later reduced to 300-metres, that was planned to be installed on Glenburnie Beach towards Lough Foyle.Those concerned said that a neap tide could later cause sewage to return and coat the local sand, calling on the plans for the scheme to be moved north of Greencastle where the wastewater could be transported into the open ocean.Speaking yesterday at the Inishowen Municipal Meeting, Chairperson and local representative, Martin Farren said it was time that Irish Water met representatives ‘halfway’ on the scheme.He said: “I said from the very beginning, whenever Irish Water were taking on this project, it had to be transparent at all stages and unfortunately they came to the Foyle Hotel with what they called new plans but there was a lot of the old stuff on those plans. “What I am asking for in relation to putting an outflow pipe out north of Greencastle, that is the only way we are going to get a proper sewage system in Moville and we need it very, very badly,” Cllr Farren added.“It has to come in as soon as possible but I feel that Irish Water have to meet us halfway on this and identify an area for this outflow pipe.“It is not going out at Glenburnie Beach and nobody can tell me if there is a neap tide that it won’t come back on the beach again.”However, Sinn Fein Councillor Albert Doherty questioned whether Irish Water would need permission from the Donegal County Council or the Crown Estate to put the plans into place for Lough Foyle.“I would really appreciate clarification (on the ownership of the Lough Foyle) because the Crown Estate claim the seabed of the Foyle,” Doherty said. “If Irish Water wants to put a pipe into the seabed of the Foyle will they have to apply to the Donegal County Council for permission for that outflow pipe in relation to a sewage system into the Foyle or will they have to seek permission from Crown Estate?”Martin Farren, however, weighing in on the issue, said he would ‘totally dispute’ Crown Estate’s control of the Lough Foyle.“I was born and raised in Moville my whole life,” Farren said. “I swam in the Foyle and fished salmon in the Foyle and I think as an Irishman I have as much right as the Crown Estate has.“I would dispute that as the Irish Government have disputed it,” he added. “So, in terms of them having full control of the Foyle I would be very unhappy and I would like to think that the Irish Government would fight tooth and nail.”Moville Sewerage: ‘I have as much right to Lough Foyle as the Crown Estate’ – Cllr Farren was last modified: April 10th, 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)Tags:Cllr Albert DohertyCllr Martin FarrenGreencastleInishowenIrish WaterLough Foylemovillelast_img read more

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SA university puts lectures online

first_imgA screenshot of one of the split-screen podcast presentations offered by the University of Florida’s Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology website.Samson MulugetaFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialStudents at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) will now be able to attend lectures any time, day and night, thanks to a new online podcasting programme – the first of its kind in South Africa.The university believes podcasting will be an important educational tool in the years to come, calling it a “significant development for both staff and students.”Announcing the programme, the university said that “lectures, including teaching aids and presentations, will be recorded and made available for download on cell phones, IPods and handhelds.”The project was launched by the UKZNInno-vation, UKZN’s School of Information Systems and Technology (IS&T), the University Research Office and the Core Group. It came at a cost of R1-million (US$125 000), the university said.“The introduction of podcasting at UKZN indicates that the faculty is at the forefront of innovative methods for improving the teaching and learning experience of all students,” said Prof Lesley Stainbank, dean of the Faculty of Management Studies, in a statement.  “Students will be able to download lectures and listen to or view them at any time to gain a better understanding of the material, or for revision.”Stainbank said Prof Manoj Maharaj, head of information and technology, deserved credit for coordinating the project’s debut at the university.Vice-Chancellor Malegapuru Makgoba said the university must adapt to new technologies. “Physical contact is an important aspect of teaching, but we need to make podcasting a normal way to communicate,” he said.UKZN was founded in 2004 out of the merger of the University of Durban-Westville and the University of Natal, making it among the first institutions to be consolidated in the South African Government’s effort to create fewer but stronger educational institutions in a democratic South Africa.  Before 1994, under apartheid, educational institutions in South Africa were overwhelmingly segregated by race.The university plans to expand its podcast programmes across it various campuses in the coming months.Around the globe, more and more educational institutions are making their courses available on the internet. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) outside Boston in the US, for example, plans to place all its offerings on the web for everyone to access free of charge. According to the New York Times, MIT’s plan is “a 10-year initiative, apparently the biggest of its kind, that intends to create public Web sites for almost all of its 2 000 courses and to post materials like lecture notes, problem sets, syllabuses, exams, simulations, even video lectures”.Also in the US, Florida State University recently launched its Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technology, a website that provides podcasts of lectures, conference presentations and more in a split-screen format that shows both the speaker and the presentation slides.In South Africa, a foremost voice in the role of emerging technology in academia is Prof Derek Keats, the deputy vice chancellor of knowledge and information management at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg. Keats says the relatively slow and expensive bandwidth in South Africa now restricts the use of technology, but next year, when the country’s bandwidth is set to expand, there will be an explosion of such uses.“Fairly basic cell phones and MP3 players are the consumer technologies that have the most potential in [higher education] in South Africa,” says Keats.  “Those institutions that are best able to exploit messaging and MP3 audio capability will have an edge on this space because they will have built the educational processes that can be adapted to new consumer technologies as they become available.”A new 15 000 km fibre-optic underwater cable called Seacom, connecting France, East Africa and KwaZulu-Natal’s north coast, is expected to be fully operational next year. The R5-billion project is expected to drastically lower broadband costs and make connectivity up to 40 times faster.“Those institutions that begin to experiment with video technologies and streaming in 2009 will have a lead in 2010 when bandwidth is less of a limitation,” Keats says. “This will again be mainly because they will have developed the pedagogical and educational processes that can be adapted as the bandwidth environment improves.”Do you have queries or comments about this article? Email Mary Alexander at marya@mediaclubsouthafrica.comRelated articlesAfrican music goes digital Wacs cable gets the green light SA web users to double by 2014 Broadband in Africa set to soar Ubuntu software for schools SA items in World Digital LibraryUseful linksUniversity of KwaZulu-Natal University of the Witwatersrand Knowledge and Information Management MIT Open CourseWare Global Educational Outreach for Science Engineering and Technologylast_img read more

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