Perfect escape to recharge your batteries

Perfect escape to recharge your batteries

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[ad_1] You might have heard the saying: “Those who can, do; those who can’t, teach”. What codswallop, I thought, as Cara Larter administered the best Swedish massage I’ve had (I’ve had many). My body learned a fair bit about itself under her strong, intuitive hands. I often fall asleep during a long massage but I was trying to pay attention as knots and niggles were expertly released. The same could be said for Mbali, Zinzi, Sarah or any of the therapists at Brookdale Health Hydro, just outside Nottingham Road village, in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. It’s not just the therapies that are taught. The lecture room is a busy place. Brookdale’s concepts and systems are holistic, balanced, integrated, well-researched and most effective - or so my detox headache informed me. Happily,…
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Cane comments show how Saru has shot Springboks in the foot

Cane comments show how Saru has shot Springboks in the foot

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[ad_1] Heinz Schenk All Blacks flanker Sam Cane rubs salts into the wounds over the decision to stage a Test at Newlands. Photo: Ashley Vlotman/Gallo Images. The All Blacks flanker says Newlands has become a ‘home away from home’, illustrating again the folly of hosting a Test there. All Blacks flanker Sam Cane confirmed a fear held by South African rugby fans ever since the South African Rugby Union (Saru) awarded the Springboks’ Test against the New Zealanders to Newlands earlier this year. “We feel pretty lucky to be here,” said the powerful 25-year-old. Also read: Allister Coetzee prepares Springboks fans for the worst “Cape Town is probably the one location in South Africa where the boys look forward to playing at. Personally, Newlands is starting to feel like a home…
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God will never let us down, says AKA after ‘cocaine’ scandal

God will never let us down, says AKA after ‘cocaine’ scandal

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[ad_1] Another scandal seems to have rocked AKA’s camp after pictures of him and girlfriend Bonang Matheba dancing with what looks like white powder on the table emerged. The Supa Mega has, however, not taken the accusation lying down. In a series of tweets that have since been deleted, AKA said the photos were photoshopped by people who were hellbent on destroying him and his girlfriend. Bonang has not commented on the photos. In the “photoshopped” photos, AKA and Bonang are seen dancing, separated by a table with bottles of different drinks. On the one side, three lines of what looks like white powder can also be seen on the same table. The apparent powder left many wondering if it was drugs. There are, however, those who say the white…
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The life of a hotel reviewer

The life of a hotel reviewer

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[ad_1] On a sticky August morning in New Orleans, Cameron Quincy Todd walked into the Cornstalk Hotel, the 65th property she has visited in six months. She didn't look ragged after a long journey, and she wasn't carrying any luggage. Instead, she looked refreshed and toted only a small pink satchel containing a notebook - two major clues to her true identity. She approached the front desk and announced herself: The hotel reviewer with Fodor's Travel had arrived. No need to be nervous. "The tour is really to get a feel of the place and the vibe of the hotel," said the New Orleans resident who grew up outside Chicago. "I am providing what the reader can't find in an online search." Cameron is one of 25 local writers feeding…
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Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

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[ad_1] Petty, who sold 80 million records, passed away Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in which several media outlets reported and then retracted premature news of his death. “On behalf of the Tom Petty family we are devastated to announce the untimely death of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty,” a family statement said. Early on Monday, Petty suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu, exactly a week after he triumphantly put on what would be his career-capping concert. The rocker had wrapped up a tour celebrating 40 years of his band The Heartbreakers with three sold-out shows at the iconic Hollywood Bowl. He closed the encore with one of his earliest and best-known songs — “American Girl,” which tells of…
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Moyale’s Wister Phiri retires | Malawi 24

Moyale’s Wister Phiri retires | Malawi 24

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[ad_1] Moyale Barracks player Wister Phiri   has hanged up his boots. The midfielder announced his decision to retire in a Facebook post. Phiri thanked God for the career he has had and for not suffering a serious injury during his playing days. Wister Phiri: Retires.“Glory be God who gave me this talent as footballer and most of all am retiring from football without a serious injury for this, why not thanking him,” he said. Phiri who once played abroad in Comoros Island said he is leaving the field happily and not because someone forced him to do so. He also hailed some of the old players who are still playing in the Super League. “I do respect the big three Fisher Kondowe, Esau Kanyenda and Chiukepo Msowoya for the sprit…
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RVG angry with FAM | Malawi 24

RVG angry with FAM | Malawi 24

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[ad_1] Flames coach Ron Van Geneugden has been left fuming at the Football Association of Malawi’s (FAM) decision to schedule mid-week matches when the national team is in camp. FAM has lined up four fixtures in the Fisd Challenge Cup preliminary round to be played on Tuesday and Wednesday though the Flames regrouped on Monday to start preparations for a friendly match away to Tanzania this weekend. Ronny Van Geneugden : Angry.Among the teams to be involved in Fisd midweek action are Civil Sporting Club who play Azam Tigers on Tuesday. The two clubs have contributed five players to the Flames squad who on FAM’s consent will only join camp on Tuesday evening after their clash in Lilongwe. They are Righteous Banda, Fletcher Bandawe and Gomezgani Chirwa from Civil while…
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Yamikani Chester encourages youth to go for HIV testing | Malawi 24

Yamikani Chester encourages youth to go for HIV testing | Malawi 24

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[ad_1] Mighty Be Forward Wanderers and Flames attacker Yamikani Chester has urged Malawians mainly youths to go for HIV testing so as to know their health status and plan for their future. Chester was speaking to thousands of people during a Healthy Football Fiesta organised by Dignitas International (DI) at Phalombe Secondary School ground in Phalombe district on Saturday afternoon. Yamikani Chester(Left): It is good to go for HIV testing.According to him, it is good for people to go for testing and properly plan for their future since once found positive they can start taking the ARVs in time. “Let’s all go for testing so that we should be able to know our statuses and plan for our futures,” he said. Community Health Officer for DI in Phalombe, Exton Mtande,…
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Serena Williams won’t intimidate anymore – tennis legend

Serena Williams won’t intimidate anymore – tennis legend

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[ad_1] New mother Serena Williams will lack some of her trademark intimidation factor when she returns to tennis, US great Chris Evert said, warning that the 23-time Grand Slam-winner may find her comeback tough. Williams, who gave birth to a baby girl in September, has said she’s planning to defend her title at the Australian Open in January – just four-and-a-half months after becoming a mother. But Evert said standards in women’s tennis had risen this year since Williams stepped off the tour, warning that the 36-year-old would be returning to a more competitive environment. “I think that this whole year, the level has gone up because Serena hasn’t been dominant and the other players have all felt that they had a shot at it, at the number one ranking,”…
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Four-day Test cricket is a bad idea, says Dean Elgar

Four-day Test cricket is a bad idea, says Dean Elgar

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[ad_1] Proteas vice-captain Dean Elgar spoke out strongly against plans for four-day Tests, saying it would be disrespectful to the highest form of the game and tantamount to making it a scapegoat for cricket’s other deficiencies. Cricket South Africa announced last week that South Africa would play a four-day day/ night Test against Zimbabwe from Boxing Day in Port Elizabeth and the case for reducing Tests from five to four days will be put to the International Cricket Council (ICC) board at their meeting in Auckland next week. Also read: ‘Spotless’ Proteas make captain and (new) coach very happy But Elgar was adamant he is dead against the move. “I’m a five-day specialist and Test cricket must stay that way, they mustn’t tinker with something that’s not broken. The other formats…
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