You probably know pretty well that Jamie Foxx is one of those folks with a little bit too many talents. Yes. And you probably know that come May 2nd, the world will see one of the biggest fights in the history of boxing when Floyd “Money” Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
But before the bell and the actual fight, as you know, there are national anthems to be sang and stuff like that, right? To add something in Jamie Foxx’s career he has been tapped to sing the US national anthem. According to TMZ Sports, Jammie Foxx who is depicting Mike Tyson in an upcoming biopic will do the honor of singing getting the crowd (especially Mayweather’s fans) on their feet. Foxx once sang “America the Beautiful” before Pacquiao defeated Shane Mosley in May 2011.
It’s no secret that I am a Young Africans Sports Club (Yanga) fan. It’s the first organized sports club that I fell in love with at a tender age. I still love and support Yanga. It’s a great club with an impressive record…at least as far as Tanzanian soccer is concerned. I have never imagined supporting any other team in Tanzania. #TeamYanga for life.
I, therefore, want to congratulate my team (our team) for sealing yet another title. Earlier today Yanga beat Police Morogoro 4-1 to become new champions even though they still have two matches ahead of them. This becomes Yanga’s 25th title in the history of Tanzania’s premium league.
By beating Police Morogoro, Yanga attained 55 points that cannot be achieved by any other team including second positioned Azam whom they have to meet soon in the final matches of this year’s Vodacom Premium League (VPL). Yanga’s archrivals, Simba Sports Club are currently in third position and if they win all their remaining matches can only reach 47 points.
Yanga who are leaving this Wednesday for Tunisia to face Etoille Du Sahel in Africa’s CAF tournament have been quite impressive since they fired their Brazilian coach, Marcio Maximo and have Van Pluijm and Boniface Mkwasa.
Joh Makini has a new turf. It’s titled Nusu Nusu. It comes with the video you are about to watch below. Simple but effective stuff I’d say. It ain’t nothing we can call a big budget video but it works just fine. Have a look
Perhaps it’s not fair. We need to talk about policies. Right? Our debates should be on way forward after 50 plus years of walking towards the hard wind blowing debris and pedestrians. But may be we live in different times. We no longer have audiences but rather news breakers and news crackers. It’s 2015 and we going to talk about everything. Our ears are tuned to catch the whispers on the wind and all that is said.
For presidential candidate hopeful Edward Lowassa, conversations are beyond policies. Like the kind of wind that roars in your ears after you’ve gone inside, his health keeps coming on as a topic. When folks aren’t getting the grind on policies and plans, they hit below belt. He is not healthy. Mmmh. Why? Dr. Google or something?
The naysayers keep pushing for a President with a clean health card. Do they know something we all don’t know? May be. You always hear about Zambia and Malawi when this kind of conversation start jogging. Unfortunately, our neighbors to the South have had to bury their seating presidents. Should that worry all of us or force us to take cautious measures?
When it comes to Honorable Lowassa I think someone is putting gasoline on fire? I’d like to believe it’s his camp. Through social media we have seen couple of clips of the former PM running/ jogging. These videos couldn’t have come from innocent bystanders who are excited to see their “choice”. Somebody is on the mission to refute health rumors. Otherwise why didn’t we see the running/jogging video clips when Lowassa was the PM? Are we starting with a clean slate? A slight, watchful hesitation and a misty doubt.
May be that is how politics work nowadays. You hear something. You react. So dark out there. So dark and so forever. But when you look closely at the videos, some of them seems to be with too well controlled steadiness as if to conceal uneasiness. I’m just saying. That makes the videos as interesting as a washing machine manual. I know some of you wish I could park my tongue for a second. I understand.
All said and done I think health should be one of the key components of anyone vying for such a high office. That shouldn’t be playing God. You would like to know if your President is able to make sound decisions, right? If you have ever been sick [and I know you have] you know how your mind gets messed up when you can’t do some simple and normal stuff you usually do. Imagine if you were a President with all responsibilities of leading a nation. Take your time. Think about it.
So running is good. But that’s not enough. It shouldn’t steal the show. To suggest that one hit wonder kind of public appearances is all we need to get anyone a clean health card is wrong. We need be more serious. Let’s not be telling tales out of school. Let’s mean business.
Our dear friends at Kwanza Jamii Production secured an exclusive interview with Tanzanian Designer based in Atlanta, Georgia. She covers everything from her from what made her want to be in the world of fashion and trends to her personal life. Here we go..
Unfortunately the interview is in Swahili. That means non-swahili speakers will miss out a bit.
For the past one-week or so, I have been listening to this track on repeat mode. As it happens, I have listened to this track this morning the day one of the finest member of our own family was laid to rest. In circumstances that I will probably never understand, Lt. Col. Pascal Haule went to be with our creator last Friday.
I am saying “circumstances” that will never settle with me because I believe he could have lived longer had healthcare in Tanzania be where it’s supposed to be 50 years after independence. Even though I know death is natural and only God can save a life, I believe the same God has given human beings power to help in the process. That’s why we have doctors, etc. My heart felt like it was shrinking when I heard the news. I am still gulping air as I’m writing this.
As I sat down and thought about his life, I was reminded of years ago when I met two of his surviving sons; Walter and Brian, in Uganda. They were in High School when I was at Makerere University trying to follow Mwalimu Julius Nyerere’s footsteps. We connected and became brothers in a foreign country. Survival for the fittest was order of the day. Little did I know that one day I would knock at their home requesting to marry their cousin and his grand-daughter. Talk about walking while talking to Angels.
Lt. Col. Haule was believed to be one of the toughest (and may be fast and furious) men in the family. He,however, welcomed me with open arms and heart. I immediately connected with him well just as how I had connected with his sons and other members of the bigger family. His talkative nature and courtesy with strangers came handy. I appreciated that gesture and would never forget. Here was new Grandpa with an overall visage that glows and radiates. He showed me love and respect. I’d be insane to show him anything less.
Throughout the years, he remained to be a man who understood me than most folks. At least I believed so and will always remain loyal to that creed. Him and I shared a common link(s) from my adopted mother tongue (Ki-Pare). He had lived in Northern Tanzania where Pare people are from during his youth years and mastered the local language like a champ. I think he mastered mannerisms as well. Pare people are known to be proud with love but also with stubbornness. Most of them [us] are short by sizes but always feeling taller, bigger and stronger. From the stories I heard, he used to be the last man you’d want to mess up with.
Whenever we met, he would give me a relaxed appearance with raised prominent cheekbones (from smiling). We would gossip a little using Pare and laugh wildly to his jokes. The fact when he spoke using Kipare and only him and I could understand, made everything more hilarious . It’s one thing I could tell he truly enjoyed. I would then watch him initiating other random acts of kindness that earned him my utmost love and respect.
He was proud of his military career and record(s). It befitted his character. I remember him showing me his photos from the days in military uniforms to the ones after he remained a consultant to the army on an array of technical issues after his formal retirement. He would do so with a grin that conveys secret knowledge. He was a firm believer of what Tanzania could become had everyone carried at heart the level of discipline that moves members of our armed forces. As he enjoyed his whisky, he would draw ideas of what was wrong and what could be done to correct it. We shared similar political ideologies. This made our conversations longer and untiring.
Lt.Col. Haule became a mentor figure even when there was no need for mentoring sessions. Just from his vibes, I could tell he was always ready and willing to offer encouragement and support if needed. I have never eaten more food than at his house. He was generous and kind. Whenever he extended an invitation for wife, my kids and me, he would remind me to go with an empty stomach. He truly enjoyed playing with his great grandkids. Always pushing them with friendly demands; Tell Me! Show Me! Let’s Go.
There is a lot I could write about the old man. I can’t finish unless I was writing a whole book. I would therefore like to dedicate this song, See You Again to Lt.Col. Pascal S. Haule. From what I knew about him, I am sure he would have enjoyed watching Furious 7 with me. He knew everything about bombs. Art Of War lived within him.Rest In Peace and in harmony in togetherness with others gone before us. Salute. See You Again.
The Fight of the Century between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao on May 2 will be broadcast live across Sub-Saharan Africa only on DStv’s SuperSport.
The entire tournament will be broadcast to DStv Premium bouquet subscribers in High Definition from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Unlike other international broadcasters, who are charging a premium for the super fight, the event is included in SuperSport’s Premium offering among its other blue ribbon content with no surcharge.
In the UK, Sky will charge customers up to £24.95, a record amount, to watch only the bout. In the US, to watch the fight alone is expected to cost viewers between $90 and $100 on pay-per-view.
The bout is a match-up between two of the greatest boxers of all time – Mayweather, the undefeated 11-time world champion and holder of the WBC and WBA titles, and Pacquiao, the reigning WBO welterweight champion and winner of 10 world titles.
“We are blessed if we have a true super-fight once every 20 years . . . this one measures up in every way,” said Motheo Matsau, Head of Marketing at SuperSport.
“As the home of boxing on the continent, we are thrilled to deliver such great content,” added Matsau. “Given the numbers swirling around and the lively talk in public, this event is shaping to be one of the major sporting occasions of the year.”
Brandon Foot, Acting Chief Executive of SuperSport, explained that negotiations were protracted, primarily because of the unique manner of acquiring the broadcast rights. Potential broadcasters had to submit a bid in response to a formal request for proposal to Mayweather Promotions and Bob Arum’s Top Rank.
Ultimately, SuperSport’s proposal was successful and the rights include more than 44 countries across Sub-Saharan Africa, on all platforms.
The rights include live streaming, which is available to Premium subscribers on the SuperSport app. With the fight exactly one month away, SuperSport will transmit plenty of supplementary programming in the weeks to come, including one-on-ones with Mayweather and Pacquiao, plus past fight highlights involving the pair. This content will air on SuperSport 6.
Since 2001, SuperSport has broadcast 21 Mayweather and 19 Pacquiao fights.
The super-fight will be broadcast on SS6, SS6 HD and SS Maximo to enable all DStv Premium viewers to watch the action in High Definition. The buildup to the live event will begin at 9pm (CAT) and include extensive behind-the-scenes coverage and highlights.
The tournament, culminating in The Fight of the Century, will air from the early hours of Sunday, May 3.
Familia ya Lt.Col. Pascal Stephen Haule ya Kiluvya Gogoni inasikitika kutangaza kifo cha mpendwa wao Lt. Col. Pascal Stephen Haule (mstaafu) kilichotokea tarehe 10/4/2015 katika Hospitali ya Jeshi Lugalo.
Habari hizi ziwafikie ndugu,jamaa na marafiki popote pale walipo na ukoo mzima wa Haule.
Mipango na taratibu zote za mazishi zinafanyika nyumbani kwake Kiluvya Gogoni.Mazishi yanatarajia kufanyika hapo hapo nyumbani kwa marehemu Kiluvya Gogoni siku ya Jumanne 14/4/2015.
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