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Mandela portrait raises R2m for charity

first_img4 December 2013 A portrait of former president Nelson Mandela has been bought by a private collector for US$200 000 (about R2-million), the highest price ever paid for a South African photograph, the charity 21 Icons said on Tuesday. The money will be donated to the Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital, currently under construction in Johannesburg, and the World Wildlife Fund. The portrait, which was bought by a New York art collector, shows Mandela’s face reflected in a mirror. “I wanted Madiba to hold a mirror so that we could see a man reflecting on his life. As he reflects on his life, we reflect on his legacy and our future,” photographer Adrian Steirn said in a statement. Steirn is also responsible for conceptualising 21 Icons, a nation-building project that celebrates the lives of 21 “extraordinary South Africans who have captured the global imagination with their dignity, humanity, hard work and selfless struggle for a better world”. Other portraits in the series – including that of retired Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu and former president FW de Klerk – will be auctioned in March 2014. The proceeds will be donated to the charity of each subject’s choice. A children’s hospital has been a long-held dream of Mandela’s, and he has actively campaigned for funds for its construction. The 200-bed hospital is scheduled to open late in 2014. Swati Dlamini, Mandela’s granddaughter, said: “To see this beautiful and moving portrait of our father and grandfather raise such significant sum for causes dear to him is heartwarming for our family. And for the project overall to raise crucial funds for so many important South African charities is a fitting tribute to Madiba as well as the other icons.” SAinfo reporter and 21icons South Africalast_img read more

Watch for Grain Quality Concerns as Harvest Nears

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Moisture and hot September temperatures may cause issues with stalk quality and grain quality before the combines get ready to roll. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins finds out more from DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Ryan Terry in this week DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Simeone: Griezmann has given us bad habits

first_imgAtlético Madrid Simeone: Griezmann has given Atletico bad habits Sacha Pisani Last updated 2 years ago 11:57 1/10/2017 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) AntoineGriezmann-cropped Getty Images Atlético Madrid Antoine Griezmann Leganés Leganés v Atlético Madrid Primera División The manager wants his players to ease the load on his forward as he bemoaned Atletico Madrid’s over reliance on the star Frenchman Antoine Griezmann has given Atletico Madrid bad habits as he always solves the LaLiga club’s offensive problems, lamented head coach Diego Simeone.Atletico failed to bounce back from their 2-1 Champions League loss to Chelsea during the week, held to a goalless draw by Leganes on Saturday.17/2 for Real and Espanyol to draw Article continues below Editors’ Picks Why Barcelona god Messi will never be worshipped in the same way in Argentina Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. It was a lethargic display from Atletico at Estadio Municipal de Butarque, Simeone’s men missing the chance to move back into second place following Sevilla’s 2-0 win over Malaga.And Simeone bemoaned Atletico’s overreliance on France international forward Griezmann, who has scored three goals in five matches in all competitions.”He is a player who has given us bad habits because he is the player who always solves the offensive problems of the team,” Simeone said. “When he scores goals, the team has a great chance of winning. But when he does not score, obviously it’s more difficult. “I think the other attackers and the rest of the team can help him get closer to the goal. We have to divide this responsibility, which is not the sole responsibility of Griezmann.”last_img read more