RJ Benjamin Can Skylark have longest running song on charts -Been on the charts for 3 months (12 weeks )

RJ Benjamin and Can Skylark have longest running song on Heart SA TOP 10 -Been on the charts for 3 months (12 weeks )

SA TOP 10 – 28 August 2014
POS. ARTIST SONG TITLE MOVE L.W. PEAK W.O.C. Notes
1 Lloyd Cele Just Be Mine NC 1 1 (6) 7 Last Week’s #1
2 Bo Seretsane Rise Up 1 3 2 5
3 Mario Ogle How I Got My Groove Back Down 1 2 2 6
4 Magesh Hit Man NC 4 4 3
5 Ralf Gum feat. Portia Monique Free (Is All I Wanna Be) Up 3 8 5 2 Highest Climber
6 Tresor Mount Everest New 6 1
7 RJ Benjamin & Can Skylark So High Down 2 5 1 (2) 12 Longest Running Song
8 Sundae feat. Che-V & Laurenzo Davids Partly Cloudly Down 2 6 3 9
9 Ashleigh Davids Black And Blue Down 2 7 7 3
10 Ayanda Jiya Go Go Girl Down 1 9 5 8
DROPPED OUT THIS WEEK
ARTIST SONG TITLE L.W. PEAK T.W.O.C.
Ello Heaven’s The After Party 10 4 12
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In New Zealand rugby, their idea of a crisis is a losing sequence of one-game in a row

In New Zealand rugby, their idea of a crisis is a losing sequence of one-game in a row. Heck even a draw against Australia a fortnight ago got them into a tizz, prompting coach Steve Hansen to call for a week of serious introspection “from myself down to the waterboy.”

The country was seriously miffed and the fact that the 12-12 draw with the Wallabies in Sydney denied this All Blacks team the chance to break the world record of 17 consecutive wins had a lot to do with it.

The result was 50 points put past the Aussies in the return game in Auckland at the weekend in a performance that was quite possibly the best of the professional era. It really was that good. The Wallabies should have known better – don’t make the All Blacks angry!

Later on that day, we watched the Springboks labour to a narrow win over the Pumas in Argentina, in the process suffering the ignominy of being repeatedly shoved off their ball in the set scrums. Some big Springbok reputations took a knock and it will be interesting to see how the tight forwards respond against the Wallabies in Perth next week.

But back to the All Blacks and their ruthlessly efficient performance. They played the game at a tempo rarely seen and with an intensity that no other team in world rugby can match. The Wallabies did not play that badly, but they simply could not live with the raw power and aggression of the super-charged Kiwis.

The Boks’ underwhelming performances against Argentina – in the wet of Pretoria and the stifling heat of Salsa – left South Africans depressed about our chances of beating the All Blacks this year, in Wellington and then at Ellis Park in the final match of the Championship.

The funny thing is that it is not impossible to beat the All Blacks if you play the right game. It IS impossible to beat the All Blacks if you try and match their game. They are too strong and too fit. We saw that last year when the Boks took on the All Blacks at their own game in that memorable match at Ellis Park. The Boks were trying to score four tries to earn a bonus-point win and secure the Championship, and they looked the part for three-quarters of the game before running out of steam and the Kiwis ran in three tries without reply in the final quarter.

Heyneke Meyer was the first one to acknowledge that the Boks were not fit enough that day. At the end of last year’s tour to the northern hemisphere he said the same thing again – South African rugby lags behind New Zealand rugby when it comes to conditioning. Meyer called for a national conditioning programme to be run by his fitness team. He knew it would never happen because our Super Rugby franchises own the players and follow their own programmes as well as play leading players into the ground out of self interest. The Bok coach plays second fiddle.

The New Zealand Rugby Union owns their players, not the franchises and Hansen and his management team call the shots, ensuring players are fit through a national programme and that senior players are rested.

In 2009, the Springboks beat the All Blacks three times, including a win in Hamilton, the last time the All Blacks lost a Test on home soil. The Boks did it with a highly effective kick-and-chase game. They sucked the All Blacks into trench warfare and avoided high-paced, attacking rugby.

The Boks have to cut their suit according to their cloth. It might not be as entertaining as the way the All Blacks play, but it is the only way the Boks can beat them.

By Mike Greenaway

Taute at inside centre for DHL Western Province vs Bulls on Sat

Jaco Taute will make his first Absa Currie Cup start in DHL Western Province colours, after being named at inside centre for Saturday’s meeting with the Vodacom Blue Bulls in Pretoria (kick-off 17h05).

Springbok Taute replaces the injured Michael van der Spuy (hamstring) in the No.12 shirt in the only change to the DHL WP starting XV from last weekend’s 27-14 win over the Golden Lions.

Former SA Under-20 star Pat Howard, a Round One try-scorer against the EP Kings, replaces Taute on the bench – meaning just two changes overall to the Province 22 from last week.

Taute scored a valuable try off the bench last week after replacing Van der Spuy in the 59th minute and his experience will be a major boon for the unbeaten and table-topping DHL Western Province outfit ahead of Saturday’s clash at Loftus Versfeld.

DHL WP coach Allister Coetzee told www.wprugby.com: “This is a great opportunity for Jaco. I’ve said before that his size and skill-set could make him into the ideal centre and he now has an opportunity to show us just that.

“Jaco is still very young (at 23 years of age) but he’s already very experienced having played Test and Super Rugby at centre before.

“But his skill and strength aside, his communication is his biggest attribute and I look forward to seeing him operate in the No.12 jersey.

“Your depth is tested quite severely during the Absa Currie Cup,” added Coetzee, “so having versatile players like Jaco (in our squad) is a good thing – especially ahead of a big game like Saturday.”

The Bulls picked up a welcome 30-25 win over the EP Kings last weekend and will be determined to make it back-to-back victories in front of their home support as they also look to avenge their Round Two defeat to DHL WP in Cape Town two weeks ago.

“We will respect any team we play against and it doesn’t get much bigger than playing against the Bulls at Loftus Versfeld – no matter what happened last time between us,” said Coetzee.

“The Bulls did well to beat the EP Kings. Don’t look at the scoreline, they’ve come off a difficult few weeks and it was a big and valuable win for them.”

The DHL WP team for Saturday (v the Blue Bulls, away) is as follows:

15. Cheslin Kolbe
14. Kobus van Wyk
13. Juan de Jongh (captain)
12. Jaco Taute (First Absa Currie Cup start for DHL Western Province)
11. Seabelo Senatla
10. Demetri Catrakilis
9. Nic Groom
8. Nizaam Carr
7. Michael Rhodes
6. Siya Kolisi
5. Manuel Carizza
4. Jean Kleyn
3. Pat Cilliers (vice-captain)
2. Stephan Coetzee
1. Alistair Vermaak

Replacements:
16. Neil Rautenbach
17. Brok Harris
18. Ruan Botha
19. Rynhardt Elstadt
20. Louis Schreuder
21. Kurt Coleman
22. Pat Howard

Referee: Craig Joubert
Assistant referees: Rasta Rasivhenge, Cobus Wessels
Television Match Official: Willie Vos

2014 South African HorrorFest poster revealed 27 Oct to 7 Nov 2014

We’re proud to announce that we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary of our South African HorrorFest this year over Halloween season (across 27 October – 7 November).
(With it, the event’s skull-moon logo also got a slight facelift)

We’ve launched this year’s poster image! (attached) – As is customary, it features festival co-organizer (and Terminatryx / Makabra Ensemble vocalist) Sonja. With themes in the past seeing her in vampire, zombie, devil-girl and Bride Of Frankenstein mode, this year she’s witchified by artist Simone Hendricks.

The feature film and short film submissions are currently in the late-entry phase, so if you or an affiliate have a production to submit, there’s still time (see www.horrorfest.info/subform.html or contact us and we’ll take it from there).

The Bloody Parchment literary chapter’s short story competition is open. For all details, head to www.bloodyparchment.blogspot.com

Like in the past, each year we try to add extra or enhanced chapters and events to the HorrorFest, and 2014 is set to include some fun new attractions if all goes to plan.

Some movie title reveals will be sent out soon.

Our indie screening venue partner since the inception of the HorrorFest (the Labia Theatre, Cape Town) remains the venue of choice for Cape Town (with a selection of the programme also set to screen at The Bioscope in Johannesburg).

The Labia had to undergo a costly upgrading of digital projection systems. With this a crowd-funding campaign was struck up to assist.

There are only a few weeks remaining – please head to the link and see if you can spare a few $ to ensure this last bastion of indie cinema remains with us:
www.thundafund.com/thelabia

Have a killer week! (& do connect, follow, like & share our links below).

Paul Blom – Festival Director
Sonja Ruppersberg – Festival Co-ordinator

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– Springbok squad named for Australasian tour no Juan Smith but Victor is back

Springbok squad named for Australasian tour

Victor Matfield is over his injury problems and will rejoin the Springbok squad when they get together for the Australasian leg of the Castle Lager Rugby Championship, while Marcel van der Merwe has been called up for the injured Frans Malherbe.

Furthermore, Willem Alberts has also been drafted back into the squad, pending a fitness test on Thursday when the squad gets together in Johannesburg. Both Alberts and Matfield were part of the initial 30-man squad, but missed out on the victories over Argentina in Pretoria and Salta because of injury.

Van der Merwe will join the rest of the touring party in Johannesburg on Thursday. Malherbe will have to undergo surgery on his fractured ankle and is likely to miss the rest of the season because of this injury.

With Matfield and Alberts, if passed fit, returning for the two-week tour to Australia and New Zealand, Warren Whiteley and Juan Smith will drop out. Smith, however, will remain on standby if Alberts is deemed unable to tour.

“Victor is over his injury and has been declared fit to travel with us for the next two Tests, while we’re awaiting a final verdict on Willem,” said Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer.

“It will be good to have them back. Willem has been part of the squad for the last number of seasons and Victor showed he can still add a lot of value when he returned to the Bok fold earlier this year.

“Losing Frans is a huge setback and my heart bleeds for him, because he’s done well since returning from a long injury lay-off recently which saw him miss the June Tests.

“It’s also a big disappointment for Frans, whose involvement with the squad was cut short because of injury last November as well, but Marcel has been with us before and will slot in seamlessly. He provides specialist tighthead cover as Tendai Mtawarira, Gurthrö Steenkamp and Trevor Nyakane are specialist looseheads.”

Meyer added that Whiteley had impressed him immensely during his week with the Springboks and that Smith had made a massive contribution during his time with the squad in the last fortnight.

“Warren and Juan know exactly where they stand and it was great to work with them, even if it was only for a limited period of time,” said Meyer.

The Springboks returned from Argentina on Monday and will enjoy a short break before reconvening in Johannesburg on Thursday. They are scheduled to depart for Perth on Saturday.

Springbok squad to travel to Australasia:

Forwards: Willem Alberts, Bakkies Botha, Schalk Brits, Marcell Coetzee, Lodewyk de Jager, Bismarck du Plessis, Jannie du Plessis, Eben Etzebeth, Francois Louw, Victor Matfield, Teboho Mohoje, Tendai Mtawarira, Trevor Nyakane, Gurthrö Steenkamp, Adriaan Strauss, Marcel van der Merwe, Duane Vermeulen.

Backs: Damian de Allende, Jean de Villiers (captain), Bryan Habana, Cornal Hendricks, Francois Hougaard, Patrick Lambie, Willie le Roux, Lwazi Mvovo, Ruan Pienaar, Handré Pollard, Cobus Reinach, Jan Serfontein, Morné Steyn.

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All Blacks bite back to secure Bledisloe glory 51 -20

Retribution indeed.

Moral of the story? Don’t make the All Blacks’ forwards angry. They will bite back.

Seven days is a long time in sport – an even longer time to stew on a poor performance. Very rarely do you see the All Blacks miss their lofty standards by such a margin as they did in the dour Sydney draw last week. Yes, the conditions were difficult. Yes, the referee had a shocker. In the end, they are excuses.

Tonight, instead, was an explosion of pent-up frustration, particularly from the bigger boys in black. They deserve the credit for locking away the treasured Bledisloe Cup for a 12th straight year. The backs sure couldn’t have recorded this 51-20 recoding breaking victory – the most points at home against the Wallabies – without them.

The big difference between Sydney and Auckland was the physical aggression of Steve Hansen’s forward pack. This week they did the dirty work.

They cleaned out rucks with vigour; they flew off the line and whacked those in green and gold jerseys with tag-team tackling. Dane Coles was a force with ball in hand; Brodie Retallick thundered into everything and Kieran Read was back to his usual prominence.

Collectively, as an eight-man unit, they rattled the Australians to lay an exemplary platform. They were ruthless.

By the 50th minute, when Read crashed over, the visitors were stuffed – the All Blacks’ brutal mix of fast-paced counter attack and crunching defence had grinded them into the turf. After that, it just seemed cruel. Almost like bullying at the school playground.

Not even Richie McCaw’s fair yellow card for cynically playing the ball on the ground could stop his men. The same could not be said for the Wallabies pack – sent backpedalling in the first scrum after Sam Carter was binned for infringing at the maul. Carter’s card proved much more costly, his side conceding (14 points) two tries – one a penalty try from a five metre scrum shunt – while he was off the park.

If it wasn’t already a proven fact, we can also now confirm there’s something undeniably special about Eden Park. The venue continues its fortress status – 20 years and 33 tests since the All Blacks last lost there. It’s going to take a damn good team to break that record.

Down 23-6 at half time, the Wallabies’ decision to stay on the field, rather than retreat to the changing rooms, in a bid to diminish the ground’s mystique looked laughable. Clearly changing hotels didn’t work either.

The 50,000 sell-out crowd were treated as the All Blacks ran in six tries. Many of those were orchestrated by Aaron Cruden.

After a sub-par performance in Sydney, Cruden’s game management was superb. On the back of a supremely dominant forward display he thrived with the time, space and freedom all playmakers desire. The short kicking options, delayed passing and running game – Cruden’s full range of skills were on display.

With Ben Smith chiming in frequently from the back, the All Blacks’ left-side attack was lethal, allowing Julian Savea to run rampant down his flank. Conrad Smith’s return to the backline – after missing last week with the birth of his first son – can also not be glossed over. There were some notably telling touches from the classy centre.

Filling Ma’a Nonu’s considerable shoes, Ryan Crotty can be pleased with his contribution before succumbing to a cheek bone injury at half time.

This was a crushing reality check for Ewen McKenzie’s men. They thought they had turned the corner. After arriving with the knowledge they blew a gift chance last week, they leave with their eight match unbeaten run well and truly quashed. They’ve got some work to do yet before their forward pack is not seen as having a soft underbelly.

McCaw and co. hold higher standards than the average team and they won’t be happy about letting in two soft tries to Israel Folau and Michael Hooper late in the second half. They can’t afford such slip ups against South Africa in the coming weeks.

But, for now, they will savour sipping from the Bledisloe.

SCOREBOARD

All Blacks 51 penalty try, Julian Savea, Kieran Read, Richie McCaw 2, Steven Luatua, Aaron Cruden pen 3, con 5, Aaron Smith con Wallabies 20 Israel Folau, Michael Hooper tries, Kurtley Beale pen 2, con 2 HT: 23-6.

– Stuff

 

HEART 104.9FM SA TOP 10 – 21 August 2014 RJ Benjamin & CanSkylark 11 weeks on the chart

R J Benjamin and CanSkylark have been on the charts for nearly 3 months (11 weeks ) and reached number 1 as well with their song “So High ”

R .J has also just returned from the Miss Namibia 2014 held on 2 August in Windhoek

He was the guest artist for the Show which was held at the Windhoek Country Club Resort and Casino and broadcast live on One Africa Television

SA TOP 10 – 21 August 2014
POS. ARTIST SONG TITLE MOVE L.W. PEAK W.O.C.
1 Lloyd Cele Just Be Mine NC 1 1 (5) 6
2 Mario Ogle How I Got My Groove Back NC 2 2 5
3 Bo Seretsane Rise NC 3 3 4
4 Magesh Hit Man Up 1 5 4 2
5 RJ Benjamin & Can Skylark So High Down 1 4 1 (2) 11
6 Sundae feat. Che-V & Laurenzo Davids Partly Cloudly NC 6 3 8
7 Ashleigh Davids Black And Blue NC 7 7 2
8 Ralf Gum feat. Portia Monique Free (Is All I Wanna Be) New 8 1
9 Ayanda Jiya Go Go Girl Down 1 8 5 7
10 Ello Heaven’s The After Party NC 10 4 12
DROPPED OUT THIS WEEK
ARTIST SONG TITLE L.W. PEAK T.W.O.C.
Danny K feat Donald & Heavy K Personal Paradise (GoodLook Remix) 9 1 (2) 10

 

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