Set up in 2014, the Queen Elizabeth II Young Leaders programme honours exceptional youth leaders in Commonwealth countries. This year, three South Africans have been recognised as part of the group.(Left to right) Farai Mubaiwa, Aditi Lachman and Chantelle De Abreu, received their Queen’s Young Leader Awards at a ceremony held at Buckingham Palace on 30 June 2017. (Image: Queen’s Young Leaders Programme)CD AndersonSouth Africans Chantelle De Abreu, Aditi Lachman and Farai Mubaiwa are among the 200 youth leaders and influencers selected for the Queen’s Young Leader Awards 2017.The awards recognise and celebrate exceptional young people, aged 18-29, who have made a difference in their communities through outreach work and campaigning against social injustice.According to Effie Blythe, director of communications of the queen’s Young Leaders Programme, the award recipients were recognised for the incredible work they had done in making their communities stronger.Other candidates were from Commonwealth countries such as Canada, Kenya, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea.The Young Leaders group was invited to attend a leadership course at Cambridge University during June 2017. There they spent three days receiving leadership training from the university’s Institute of Continuing Education.Following a series of exploratory visits to some of the UK’s most successful companies, including Facebook UK and the BBC, and meeting some of London’s top business leaders, the group attended an awards ceremony at Buckingham Palace and received their accolades from the queen on 30 June.Speaking on her behalf at the ceremony, the queen’s grandson, Prince Harry, thanked the recipients for their hard work and called every single leader “an inspiration” to young people around the world. “[This award] recognises what these incredible young people have achieved – not for themselves, but for others – for their peers, for their communities, for their environment, and for those less fortunate.”Mubaiwa is the founder of Africa Matters, which is involved in a number of campaigns fighting social injustice. Specifically, she has been honoured for her work with the Africa Matters organisation and her involvement in the #EndRapeCulture movement at Stellenbosch University during 2016/17.Listen to an interview with Mubaiwa belowDe Abreu is the founder of Educating Athletes, which helps marginalised young people pursue careers in sport, through things such as academic placements, tuition and counselling for young sportsmen and women.Lachman is a qualified civil engineer focused on encouraging more girls and young women to enter the field. The WomEng/GirlEng (Women and Girls in Engineering) international non-profit organisation nurtures emerging female engineers. Lachman works on the GirlEng project, which encourages schoolgirls to studying science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM) further.Source: Good Things Guy, Queen’s Young Leaders Programme Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
No. 6-seeded Cilic advanced to his first semifinal in Australia since 2010 with a score of 3-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-2, 2-0, retired.Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion, will next play No. 49-ranked Kyle Edmund, who beat No. 3-ranked Grigor Dimitrov 6-4, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutNadal limped into a news conference about a half-hour later, still wincing when he stepped up onto a platform. He said he felt muscle pain in his upper right leg in the third set but played through it. In the fourth set, chasing a drop shot, he felt the pain get worse “but didn’t realize how bad.”“Tough moments —not (for) the first time here,” he said. “I’m a positive person, but today is an opportunity lost to be in a semifinal for a Grand Slam and fight for an important title for me. Read Next LATEST STORIES In the semis, she’ll play either second-seeded Caroline Wozniacki or Carla Suarez Navarro. “It’s really tough to accept.”Nadal said he’d have medical scans Wednesday to determine the exact location and extent of the injury, which he could only describe as being high on his right leg but not in the hip.“Unbelievable performance from both of us and really unfortunate for Rafa,” Cilic said. “He’s such an unbelievable competitor. He always gives his best … it’s very unfortunate for him to finish this way.”It was only the second time Nadal had retired during a Grand Slam match — the last time was also an Australian Open quarterfinal, in 2010 against Andy Murray.On Tuesday night, he needed a medical timeout after going down 4-1 in the fourth set for treatment on his leg.ADVERTISEMENT Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Spain’s Rafael Nadal, right, walks from Croatia’s Marin Cilic after he withdrew injured from their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — An injured and visibly struggling Rafael Nadal retired while trailing in the fifth set of his Australian Open quarterfinal match against Marin Cilic.Top-ranked Nadal fended off five break points in the last game before Cilic broke his serve, then the 16-time major winner went to shake hands with the umpire and his opponent, and angrily hurled his headband into his equipment bag.ADVERTISEMENT Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises He checked all those boxes on Rod Laver Arena.“I am loving it right now, just the way I’m playing,” Edmund said. “My first Grand Slam semifinal. First time I played on one of the biggest courts in the world. To beat a quality of player like Grigor. They’re great feelings. So, yeah, I just try to enjoy it as much as possible.”After breaking Dimitrov’s serve in the ninth game of the fourth set, Edmund set up match point with an ace. Then he had to wait before a video challenge confirmed that Dimitrov’s last shot — a floating backhand — was out.“I just held my nerve in that last game and prayed that last ball would be out,” Edmund said. It was out. And so was Dimitrov, who lost a five-set semifinal here last year to Nadal.“Everything went his way today,” Dimitrov said. “It’s hard to hide a disappointment. It hurts, and so it should.”Edmund, who had a first-round upset over U.S. Open finalist Kevin Anderson, is now the center of attention for the tennis-loving British public.“I know what it feels like to be Andy Murray the last eight years,” he said. “It’s probably the first time I’ve done well on my own, so there’s more attention there. Of course you take it in stride.”Elise Mertens is facing a similar experience.Mertens upset fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-0 to extend her winning streak to 10 matches, becoming the first Belgian since Kim Clijsters in 2012 to reach the semifinals here.Mertens, who trains at Clijsters’ academy, said: “Kim, thanks for watching. I’m trying to be in your footsteps this week.” View comments MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH Ceres stuns Brisbane, sustains historic Champions League run 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadal returned but was clearly bothered by the injury, limping and taking as much time as possible as he tried to stretch between points.He called the trainer again after losing the fourth set, and lasted only two further games.Cilic had only previously beaten Nadal once in their six previous matches — in their first match at Beijing in 2009.Nadal had a delayed start to the season because of an injured right knee, but appeared to be in good form through the first four rounds. He now hasn’t won back-to-back Australian Open quarterfinals since 2008 and ’09, the year he won his only Australian title.“I worked hard to be here,” said Nadal, who skipped tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Brisbane, Australia, while his knee recovered at the start of the season. “We did all the things that we believed were the right things to do.”His absence also means there’s only one of last year’s singles finalists remaining in the tournament. Roger Federer, who beat Nadal in five sets last year, is playing Tomas Berdych in a quarterfinal on Wednesday.Serena Williams didn’t defend her title, deciding she hadn’t had enough time to prepare following the birth of her first child last September. Her older sister, Venus Williams, was beaten in the first round.On top of that, six-time champion Novak Djokovic was upset in the fourth round.There’ll be a British man in the Australian Open semifinals for the seventh time in nine years, but it won’t be five-time finalist Murray — who skipped the season-opening tournament to have surgery on his hip.Edmund had never played in a major quarterfinal, had never won five consecutive matches at tour level, had lost both of his previous matches against Dimitrov and had never beaten a top five player. 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Read Next Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH During the recent Winter Olympics, North and South Korean officials met, and a summit is now scheduled for the first time in a decade.Francis, who has expressed repeated alarm about the prospects of nuclear conflict on the Korean peninsula, said the just-completed games showed how sport can bring peace, and the paralympics even moreso.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutHe offered prayers “for peace and joy for all.” LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Games Spurs’ Leonard hopes to return ‘soon’ from leg injury Pope Francis talks during the weekly general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has praised the Pyeongchang Olympics for showing that sport can “build bridges between countries in conflict and give a valid contribution to peace.”Francis delivered the message during his general audience Wednesday ahead of the start of the Paralympics. Francis praised the paralympic athletes as “examples of courage, perseverance and tenacity in not letting limitations have the last word.”ADVERTISEMENT LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving MOST READ