Molly Citro, the leader of McKinleyville High’s championship girls golf team, signed a letter of intent to play collegiate golf at Marymount University (Arlington, Va.), Monday afternoon at Beau Pre Golf Course in McKinelyville.Citro was the 2018 Humboldt-Del Norte League individual champion, captaining her Panthers to a second-straight North Coast Section Division-II title last season. The McKinleyville girls are the only team in the H-DNL to have captured a section title, let alone two, in …
J … ALAMEDA — Lamarcus Joyner is back just in time to take another run at Patrick Mahomes.Considering what’s in store for the Raiders slot cornerback against the reigning Most Valuable Player from the Kansas City Chiefs it’s probably a good thing Joyner was given an extra week to let his aching hamstring heal up.“He’s ready to go,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said. “We’re taking him off the (injury) list.”The Raiders (6-5) visit the Chiefs (7-5) at Arrowhead Stadium Sunday afternoon.
Irma Stern’s Bahora Girl is the highest-selling South African artwork to date. Bosveld by Pierneef also commanded ahefty price. (Images: Bonhams) MEDIA CONTACTS • Julian RoupBonhams+44 207 468 8259 RELATED ARTICLES • SA art snapped up at UK auction • Louis maqhubela’s art comes home • Freedom Charter auction averted • Art Bank Joburg: helping local artists• SA art gallery looks back 100 yearsWilma den HartighA work by world-renowned South African artist Irma Stern has got the local and international art community talking. One of Stern’s paintings was recently auctioned for R26.4-million (US$3.8-million), setting a new world record for South African art.Stern’s Bahora Girl, an oil on canvas painting, achieved the record-breaking price at an auction of South African art held in October at London-based auction house Bonhams, one of the world’s oldest and largest auctioneers of fine art and antiques.Stephan Wells, MD of Strauss & Co Fine Art Auctioneers and Consultants in Johannesburg, said that her work satisfied the criteria of what buyers want.“Besides being good art, it is bold and cheerful. She was also a colourful person in her own right and she is undoubtedly one of South Africa’s best artists,” Wells said.South African art in the spotlight“There is a renewed confidence in South African art,” said Wells.Stern’s work, in particular, has been doing very well. The value of her work escalated from approximately R7-million ($1-million), to R13-million ($1.9-million) to the recent record-breaking price of R26.4-million ($3.8-million) in less than six years, which according to Wells is a rapid increase in value.Previously, Stern’s Still Life with Gladioli and Fruit sold for R7 575 200 ($1.1-million), and soon afterwards another one of her paintings sold for R13 368 000 ($2-million). Bahora Girl doubled this price.It is also encouraging that South African collectors bought all three works. “It is a known fact that works of art sell best in their country of origin and the people who bought these artworks are serious collectors and buyers,” said Wells.He added that more people are realising the value of art as a good investment and as the economy shows signs of recovery from the recession, more people will think about investing in art.“With uncertainty about interest rates, the property market and the stock market, art is proving to be a sound investment,” he said.More young people are also showing interest in buying art, with Strauss’s clientele no longer starting in the 40s age group.Finding inspiration in ZanzibarAccording to Bonhams, Stern had a keen interest in the exotic and visited Zanzibar in 1930 and 1945. Her travels to the island, known for its rich history, Arab culture, colour and spices served as great inspiration for some of her most acclaimed work.Giles Peppiatt, head of South African Art at Bonhams, said in one of the auction house’s catalogues that another striking feature of Bahora Girl is that it comes with its original Zanzibar frame.This particular portrait belongs to a group of works Stern completed in 1945. All her works in this period explore the lives of the people of Zanzibar. Peppiatt said that these works are “strongly expressive in style” and they represent the best of Stern’s portraiture at this time in her career.He also said that the artist’s most valued portraits are those in Zanzibar frames. Stern loved the beautifully carved woodwork found in Zanzibar, and she shipped many examples back home to Cape Town. She found the woodwork so beautiful that she even exchanged her own front door for one from Zanzibar.Celebrated South African artistIrma Stern is a South African art icon and achieved national and international acclaim. She is known for her versatility and worked with numerous media, including oils, watercolour, gouache (an opaque water-based paint that dries to a dense matte finish), charcoal, ceramics and sculpture.The Irma Stern Museum, run by the University of Cape Town and the trustees of the Irma Stern Estate, was established in 1971 in the house where she lived for almost four decades. The museum is both a tribute to her life and a platform for other artists. Some of the rooms in the house still have the furnished interiors as arranged by the artist. Upstairs, a commercial gallery for contemporary South African artists is available for hire. A temporary exhibition programme is also presented annually.According to the museum’s records, Stern had a very specific way of working. She didn’t like to be disturbed while working, and often put up “Do not disturb” signs at the studio. It is also believed that she painted while chain smoking and drinking strong black coffee.She liked to be involved in every aspect of her trade. She reportedly framed her own work, packed exhibitions by herself and took care of her own sales.Stern travelled widely throughout her career to Europe, Southern Africa, Zanzibar and the Congo. Many of her destinations inspired her art and she also had the opportunity to build up an extensive collection of artefacts for her home.During her lifetime, she held almost 100 solo exhibitions in South Africa and European countries such as Germany, France, Italy and England. As is the case with many renowned artists in history, at first her work wasn’t acknowledged in South Africa, her country of birth. However, from the 1940s she started achieving success locally.South African art gaining popularityOther Irma Stern works exceeded auction expectations. Her Still life of Gladioli on a draped table sold for R5.9-million ($869 000). The oil on canvas Still life with bignonia and Port St John’s creeper sold for R2-million ($292 000), but was estimated at R1.1-million ($162 000) to R1.7-million ($244 000).Works by other esteemed local artists also performed well at the latest Bonhams auction. A piece titled Bosveld by Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, one of South Africa’s most prominent artists, fetched a higher than expected price of R8-million ($1.2-million). The work was expected to sell for R2.2-million ($324 000) to R3.3-million ($487 000).A work by Alexis Preller titled Apollo Kouros 1 was expected to sell for between R879 000 ($130 000) and R1.3-million ($195 000), but fetched R2.8-million ($409 000). In another world record price, Ruth Everard Haden‘s Serenitas fulgens sold for R1.6-million ($234 000). Its selling price was estimated at R330 000 ($49 000) to R550 000 ($81 000).
I have spoken to Yogi Adityanath ji Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about attack on African students in Greater Noida. /1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017 External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj intervened on Tuesday after a group of African nationals faced a mob attack in a neighbourhood of Uttar Pradesh near Delhi. The Minister took to the social media and announced the steps she has taken to ensure safety of the African students staying in Greater Noida.“I have spoken to Yogi Adityanathji, Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh about the attack on African students in Greater Noida. He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident,” Ms. Swaraj said on her official Twitter handle.The attack on Monday evening, coincided with a protest that was organised by online groups who blamed the unexplained death of a teenage resident on the African community.Following the attack, which took place in a shopping complex where some African nationals had gone for a meeting, African students reached out to the Ministry of External Affairs and urged Ms. Swaraj to intervene. In response Ms. Swaraj said, “Government of India is seized of the matter. We are taking immediate action.”The attack in Greater Noida is a reminder of the summer 2016 attacks on Africans in India, which included the death of a Congolese national in Delhi. The incident prompted African diplomats posted in India to skip official celebrations, casting a shadow on India’s ties with African nations.Sadiq – Government of India is seized of the matter. We are taking immediate action. https://t.co/SRdS2QGuj1— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017 He has assured that there will be a fair and impartial investigation into this unfortunate incident. /2— Sushma Swaraj (@SushmaSwaraj) March 28, 2017
Security forces fired tear gas shells to disperse groups of youth who threw stones at personnel carrying out the searches at Shermal in Shopian.Three special police officers were abducted and later killed by militants in Shopian district on Friday morning.National Conference chief Farooq Abdullah visited the police headquarters here on Saturday to offer his condolences on the killing of three police personnel. Dr. Abdullah, Srinagar MP, met senior officers, including Director-General of Police Dilbag Singh. Morning shock in Shopian A day after three policemen were abducted and killed by militants, security forces on Saturday launched a massive cordon-and-search operation in Shopian and Pulwama districts of Jammu and Kashmir, the police said.The operation was conducted in at least eight villages from early in the morning, a State police official said.Flushing out militantsHe said a joint team of the police, the Army and the Central Reserve Police Force launched the operation to flush out militants from the area.The operation was going on when last reports came in.Also Read
MOST READ But she finally got over the line 4-6, 6-4, 15-13 in a gruelling 3hr 44min on Rod Laver Arena to make the fourth round in a contest that took its toll.“I’m almost dead,” the tenacious Romanian said after the incredible battle, in which Davis lost a toenail and Halep served for the match four times.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The feeling in my muscles is gone and I don’t feel my ankle anymore,” she added.Davis is ranked just 76 in the world and was knocked out in the first round of all four Grand Slams last year, but you would never have known it. View comments Maria Sharapova will be centre stage on Rod Laver Arena against Angelique Kerber later in a fascinating encounter between the only two Australian Open winners left in the women’s draw.Both are 30, former world number ones and in good form.“I look forward to these matches. 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LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities Romania’s Simona Halep celebrates after defeating United States’ Lauren Davis in their third round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)World number one Simona Halep saved three match points to survive a titanic struggle and make the last 16 at the Australian Open Saturday where she joined Karolina Pliskova and Dominic Thiem.With the temperatures a manageable 26 Celsius (79 Farenheit) at Melbourne Park after two days of oven-like conditions, the Romanian looked out for the count against American Lauren Davis.ADVERTISEMENT She will next test herself against French eighth seed Garcia, who was too strong for Belarussian Alaksandra Sasnovich, winning in three sets.“I haven’t done too well against her before and I want to improve,” Garcia said of Keys.Play the bestAmong men going through was Austrian fifth seed Thiem who beat France’s Adrian Mannarino in straight sets.He now faces unheralded American Tennys Sandgren, who had never won a Grand Slam match before this year’s Australian Open.Another Melbourne Park debutant Marton Fucsovics is also enjoying his best ever Grand Slam, with the Hungarian seeing off Argentine Nicolas Kicker to set up a potential plum clash with Roger Federer.The 19-time Grand Slam winner holds court in an evening match, as does Novak Djokovic.The two greats of the game — who have won 11 Australian Opens between them — could meet in the last four if they maintain their winning ways, but both have tricky third-round tests. The Swiss defending champion headlines Rod Laver Arena in the evening against France’s Richard Gasquet.On Margaret Court Arena, Djokovic, who admits he is still not 100 percent as he returns from six months out with an elbow injury, needs to find a way past 21st seeded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Halep, a former quarter-finalist at Melbourne Park who slumped out in the first round last year, will next play Australian Ashleigh Barty or Japan’s Naomi Osaka in her quest for a maiden Grand Slam title.Sixth seed Pliskova also had a tough test, beating fellow Czech Lucie Safarova 7-6 (8/6), 7-5.In contrast, US Open finalist Madison Keys was in fine touch as she benefits from the guidance of former great Lindsay Davenport.Flying under the radar, the 17th seed has surrendered just 16 games on her way to the fourth round after beating Romania’s Ana Bogdan 6-3, 6-4.“Lindsay is amazing. We’ve had three years together and she has taught me how to handle big moments like this,” said Keys, who made the Australian Open semis in 2015.ADVERTISEMENT
The ICC World Cup begins on February 19 with a match between India and Bangladesh. The finals will be played on April 2 in Mumbai. Here is the tournament schedule:No.Date & TimeMatchVenueResult1Sat 19 Feb 02:00 PM ISTIND vs BANShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played2Sun 20 Feb 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs KENMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiTo be played3Sun 20 Feb 02:30 PM ISTSL vs CANMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaTo be played4Mon 21 Feb 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs ZIMSardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraTo be played5Tue 22 Feb 02:30 PM ISTENG vs NEDVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurTo be played6Wed 23 Feb 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs KENMahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, HambantotaTo be played7Thu 24 Feb 02:30 PM ISTSA vs WIFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiTo be played8Fri 25 Feb 09:30 AM ISTAUS vs NZVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurTo be played9Fri 25 Feb 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs IREShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played10Sat 26 Feb 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played11Sun 27 Feb 02:30 PM ISTIND vs ENGEden Gardens, KolkataTo be played12Mon 28 Feb 09:30 AM ISTZIM vs CANVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurTo be played13Mon 28 Feb 02:30 PM ISTWI vs NEDFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiTo be played14Tue 01 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSL vs KENR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played15Wed 02 Mar 02:30 PM ISTENG vs IREM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)To be played16Thu 03 Mar 09:30 AM ISTSA vs NEDPunjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliTo be played17Thu 03 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs CANR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played18Fri 04 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs ZIMSardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraTo be played19Fri 04 Mar 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs WIShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played20Sat 05 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs SLR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played21Sun 06 Mar 09:30 AM ISTSA vs ENGMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiTo be played22Sun 06 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs IREM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)To be played23Mon 07 Mar 02:30 PM ISTCAN vs KENFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiTo be played24Tue 08 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs NZPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyTo be played25Wed 09 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs NEDFeroz Shah Kotla, DelhiTo be played26Thu 10 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSL vs ZIMPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyTo be played27Fri 11 Mar 09:30 AM ISTWI vs IREPunjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliTo be played28Fri 11 Mar 02:00 PM ISTBAN vs ENGZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, ChittagongTo be played29Sat 12 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs SAVidarbha Cricket Association Ground, NagpurTo be played30Sun 13 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNZ vs CANWankhede Stadium, MumbaiTo be played31Sun 13 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs KENM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)To be played32Mon 14 Mar 09:00 AM ISTBAN vs NEDZahur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium, ChittagongTo be played33Mon 14 Mar 02:30 PM ISTPAK vs ZIMPallekele International Cricket Stadium, KandyTo be played34Tue 15 Mar 02:30 PM ISTSA vs IREEden Gardens, KolkataTo be played35Wed 16 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs CANM Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru (Bangalore)To be played36Thu 17 Mar 02:30 PM ISTENG vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiTo be played37Fri 18 Mar 09:30 AM ISTNED vs IREEden Gardens, KolkataTo be played38Fri 18 Mar 02:30 PM ISTNZ vs SLWankhede Stadium, MumbaiTo be played39Sat 19 Mar 09:00 AM ISTBAN vs SAShere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played40Sat 19 Mar 02:30 PM ISTAUS vs PAKR.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played41Sun 20 Mar 09:30 AM ISTZIM vs KENEden Gardens, KolkataTo be played42Sun 20 Mar 02:30 PM ISTIND vs WIMA Chidambaram Stadium, ChennaiTo be played43Wed 23 Mar 02:00 PM ISTA1 vs B4 (1st Quarter Final, C)Shere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played44Thu 24 Mar 02:30 PM ISTA2 vs B3 (2nd Quarter Final, D)Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium, MoteraTo be played45Fri 25 Mar 02:00 PM ISTA3 vs B2 (3rd Quarter Final, E)Shere Bangla National Stadium, MirpurTo be played46Sat 26 Mar 02:30 PM ISTA4 vs B1 (4th Quarter Final, F)R.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played47Tue 29 Mar 02:30 PM ISTWinner C vs Winner E (1st Semi Final)R.Premadasa Stadium, ColomboTo be played48Wed 30 Mar 02:30 PM ISTWinner D vs Winner F (2nd Semi Final)Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, MohaliTo be played49Sat 02 Apr 02:30 PM ISTSF1 vs SF2 (Final)Wankhede Stadium, MumbaiTo be playedadvertisementadvertisement