15 February 2016“Today we honour those who hold our beautiful flag high, and who contribute to not only telling, but demonstrating the good story of the Republic of South Africa,” said President Jacob Zuma at the second Annual Ubuntu Awards held on 13 February in Cape Town.“The men and women that have been honoured here today are inspirational examples of this. In their various industries they have truly excelled, thus promoting a positive image of our nation across the globe.”The aim of the awards is to recognise organisations or individuals who have, through excellence, innovation, creativity, inventiveness, social responsibility or patriotism, distinguished themselves as true ambassadors of South Africa.Nkoana-Mashabane: #UbuntuAwards is about I am because you are. The human qualities of compassion and humility. Community above self-interest— carien du plessis (@carienduplessis) February 13, 2016Best lessons are learnt in this word… What are we without one another? #UbuntuAwards pic.twitter.com/p7tDMbEu7z— J’Something™ (@jsomethingmusic) February 13, 2016WinnersUbuntu Economic Diplomacy Award: Standard Bank and DiscoveryUbuntu Arts and Cultural Diplomacy Award: DJ Black Coffee and musician Hugh MasekelaUbuntu Social Responsibility Award: Rescue SA and the Motsepe FoundationUbuntu Sport Diplomacy Award: Runner Wayde van NiekerkUbuntu Youth Diplomacy Award: Former Miss Earth, LeadSA executive and Play your Part ambassador Catherine ConstantinidesOR Tambo Lifetime Achievement Award (Minister’s Award): Agnes Msimang and the late Johnny Makhathini for their contribution to the anti-apartheid struggleUbuntu Ambassadorial Excellence Award: Ambassador Bene L M’pokoCongratulations to all the #UbuntuAwards winners. We are because you are! Continue showing Ubuntu – Botho – humanity pic.twitter.com/wuDthc17XN— DIRCO South Africa (@DIRCO_ZA) February 13, 2016Upon receiving his award, Masekela urged the audience to never forget the late Miriam Makeba, the award-winning songstress and icon. She “made everyone know about South Africa”, he said, when she performed in foreign countries during the days of the struggle.Source: South African Government News Agency
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Unfortunately, we stay very cold today, but if you are looking for a silver lining, we do put a few more degrees on our temps today vs. yesterday. While a few spats of snow blew up off the lake yesterday and last night, today we have better chances of that over north central and northeast Ohio, with strong NW winds still crossing the lakes. As a matter of fact, winds are strong enough that we may end up with some blow over flurries from Lake Michigan getting into NW Ohio off and on today. We do not expect any accumulation from these lake snows in NW and north central Ohio other than a fresh dusting here and there, but in NE Ohio, we can see some better chances of accumulation. There really is no precipitation threat across the rest of the state. We remain partly sunny tomorrow, before clouds increase on Thursday. The precipitation threat for Thursday is shifting farther south and is delaying just a little bit. Right now, we will keep the chance for scattered snow showers in over area from I-70 south late Thursday afternoon and Thursday night. The totals do not look all that impressive and will be limited to mostly a fresh coating or maybe half an inch in one or two spots. Otherwise, its nothing. Coverage looks to be no more than 40%Friday turns out partly sunny, but we can’t rule out a few flurries her and there, then on Saturday clouds will really increase. We also see a significant escalation in winds for Saturday, coming from the south and building to 20-40 mph by early afternoon. This will bring in significant warming and take temps above normal. We are bringing the rain a little sooner, arriving Saturday afternoon and then continuing overnight Saturday night through Sunday mid to late morning. Rain totals are the same as our forecast 24 hours ago, at .5”-1.5” and coverage at 100%. There will be good thunderstorm potential overnight Saturday night into early Sunday, and we still think that it will take at least one or two of those thunderstorms to get any given area into the upper half of the rain range. The map at right shows storm total precipitation potential. Winds stay up for Sunday afternoon but switch to the west (eventually NW) while skies begin to clear. Monday looks partly sunny but colder.We are speeding up the arrival of our next system, with clouds building Tuesday morning. Rain arrives Tuesday afternoon and continues through Wednesday. Even though we see the rains stretched out over a longer period, we likely do not see much of an increase in moisture totals, with our projections at .25”-1”. That is a small increase on the top end, but we are leaving the bottom end of the range alone this morning. We turn colder with partly sunny skies next Thursday to finish out the 10 day window, although some models are trying to keep with a later arrival of the system and therefore a slower exit. We will watch the developments closely.For the extended period, we still look pretty active. Next Friday should feature mixed clouds and sun, then a strong system is still on the way for the following weekend. Models seem to want to buy into a colder bias, and hence more snow. However, we are reluctant to take sides just yet. We are going to keep all precipitation types in the forecast at this point, led by our bias toward, rain, but then also leave the door open to snow, thunderstorms and perhaps some freezing rain. Liquid equivalent precipitation can be anywhere from .3”-1.1” and coverage at 90%. It turns significantly colder again behind that system as we clear out for Sunday. On Monday the 18th we can see a bit of snow potential down south, near the OH River, but should be dry and cold for Tuesday and Wednesday, the 19th and 20th.