CLICK HERE if you are having trouble viewing these photos on a mobile device.The 2019 NHL All-Star Game will offer up more than just such well-known hockey players as Erik Karlsson, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby and Auston Matthews.The event will also feature Bebe Rexha, the increasingly popular pop singer known for such hits as “I’m a Mess” and “Meant to Be,” and for gloriously taking on the Hollywood fashion industry.The league announced Thursday, Jan. 17, that the 29-year-old Rexha will …
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The Soft Machine is the first Gangstar Enterprise business, employing three ex-offenders and serving Cape Town with fresh gourmet soft-serve ice-cream. (Image: Gangster Enterprises)Ice cream is giving a group of ex-convicts a new lease on life, thanks to the Message Entrepreneurship Programme (MEP), which unlocks the potential of young men in prison.MEP believes that every young person in prison has the potential and ability to change and make a positive contribution to society. It works to unlock this potential and empower the young men to become world-changers, so that they will multiply in number and transform others.However, this is no easy task in South Africa, where young men face the harsh realities of high youth unemployment, crime and re-offending.According to MEP, studies have shown that inmate participation in education, vocational and job training, and prison work skills development significantly reduces recidivism. It believes that prison is a storehouse of untapped potential, and offers a holistic curriculum that includes spiritual, economic, social and emotional support and training to reduce re-offending.The organisation believes that young men have the potential to become community leaders, loving fathers, responsible citizens and catalysts for change.THE SOFT MACHINEThe Soft Machine is the result of a partnership between ex-offenders and MEP. It has set up an initiative called Gangstar Enterprises that gives ex-convicts a chance at entrepreneurship. The Soft Machine, run by former prisoners Jade Wyngaard, Siphe Nopotwa and Vuyo Nyabaza, is an ice cream enterprise operating out of an old caravan.Wyngaard joined Gangstar Enterprises in October 2014 and is employed as part of the Soft Machine Enterprise team. He helps oversee all the bookings, marketing and deals directly with the clients. He was released from prison in 2014 and has grabbed the opportunity with Gangstar Enterprises with both hands.“Joining the Message Trust and working for The Soft Machine has given me a new start in life,” he says. “I’m thankful for being part of the Message family.”Nopotwa joined Gangstar Enterprises at the same time. He is passionate about youth development and believes that young people are the future of South Africa. Nopotwa’s long-term goal is to run a small enterprise that will employ young people, reducing the unemployment rate and poverty.“Since I came out of prison I struggled to find the opportunity to grow in business and life,” he says. “Being a part of Gangstar Enterprises has given me hope and a new lease of life.”Nyabaza is a former Cape Town gangster and prisoner who loves God and is passionate about reaching young people in and outside prison. He joined Gangstar Enterprises in January 2015.He drives the Soft Machine to events and works with the Message Trust on its prison team, investing in and disciplining young men in the Message Entrepreneurship Programme.“I have a passion to share with young people what God has done in my life,” he says. “Young people need to know there is a God who loves them and can save them.”PLAY YOUR PARTAre you playing your part to help improve the lives of the people around you or the environment? Do you know of anyone who has gone out of their way to help improve South Africa and its people?If so, submit your story or video to our website and let us know what you are doing to improve the country for all.
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The Indian junior men’s hockey team started off their 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017 campaign with a hard fought 3-2 victory against Japan at the Taman Daya Hockey Stadium on Sunday.Dilpreet Singh (11′, 53′) and Sukhjeet Singh (41′) scored the goals for India while Kyohei Ogawa (23′, 31′) scored a brace for Japan.India kicked off their opening match of the campaign on a bright note as they displayed a good shape, and were constantly attacking Japan in the first quarter. It was in the 11th minute that India’s efforts were rewarded with a goal as they scored through Dilpreet Singh after the Japanese defence failed to clear the ball.In the second quarter, Japan fought back into the match as they gained control of the possession. They were awarded a penalty corner in the 23rd minute when the ball hit the foot of an Indian player inside their circle. Japan’s Kyohei Ogawa converted the penalty corner as he brought the teams level on 1-1 after the second quarter.The Japanese had a good rhythm to their play going into half-time and they maintained it at the start of the third quarter when Kyohei Ogawa scored his second of the match through a field-goal in the first minute after the restart to give Japan a 2-1 lead in the 31st minute.However, the young Indian team showed their character in the latter part of the third quarter when they struck back through a penalty corner in the 41st minute to level the scores at 2-2. It was Sukhjeet Singh who got onto the score-sheet as he brought back confidence within the Indian team.advertisementGoing into the fourth quarter, India seemed to control the game and kept looking for the third goal which would help them register a win in their first match of 7th Sultan of Johor Cup 2017.The dominant performance in the last quarter by the Indian team was rewarded when Dilpreet Singh popped up again inside the circle to score his second of the match in the 53rd minute which gave India a morale-boosting 3-2 win over the Japanese.India will now face Malaysia in their second match on Monday.