Dr. John Chinchen, African Bible College Founder, Dies at 94

first_imgJack and Nell Chinchen, founders African Bible Colleges in Liberia, Malawi and UgandaReverend Dr. John (Jack) William Chinchen, Founder of the African Bible Colleges (ABC) across Africa, has died at a medical hospital in South Africa, the college former president, Dr. Amos Miamen, has informed the Daily Observer.Dr. Chinchen was 94 years old.Miamen, who quoted family sources, said Dr. Chinchen died on Tuesday, March 6 in South Africa, where he was flown from his home in Malawi for medical attention.“Dr. Chinchen’s radio program, “Bible College by Radio” was heard in Liberia, Malawi and Uganda, where the colleges are built. He went to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Tuesday, February 26, 2019, at 6:40 p.m.” Miamen said.Dr. Chinchen’s ministry on the Continent of Africa spans nearly nearly 50 years as a pioneer missionary and one of the continent’s great trailblazers of Christian higher education.“He was very good because he educated many of us,” Dr. Miamen said.The late Dr. Chinchen served as pastor from 1962 to 1976, first in Presbyterian churches in Clallam Bay, Washington; San Jose, California; and the Picayune and Mississippi, in the United States.In 1969 a Liberian evangelist, Augustus B. Marwieh, invited Jack and Nell to come to Liberia to train village pastors. He became director of the ENI Mission in Sinoe County from 1970 to 1976, before establishing the African Bible College, which remained the first in Africa, followed by the one in Malawi, East Africa that was established in 1991, and then to Uganda in 2005.Jack and Nell Chinchen founded the African Bible College in Yekepa, Nimba County in 1976, following their seven years of service at the ENI mission in Sinoe county.God gave Jack a vision for Christian colleges in Africa. Jack’s goal was to provide in Africa the same caliber of higher Christian education that was traditionally only available abroad. The Chinchen’s modeled the colleges after Moody and Columbia Bible College, with the goal of making the education relevant to the African context while keeping God’s word at the center of all instruction and activities of the institution.His regular bible teaching program, known as “Bible College by Radio” which became so famous in the 80s, contributed to the spiritual up building of many people in the Western and Eastern Africa through the radio stations in Liberia (ELWA), Malawi and Uganda.The late Dr. Chinchen last visited Liberia in 2014, where he served as orator at the 13th Commencement Convocation of the ABCU in Yekepa, Nimba County, where the first college was established in 1976.Prior to becoming a missionary and coming to Liberia, the late Chinchen was a commissioned officer in the US Navy assigned in Columbia University, New York in 1944, as part of his civil service to his country.A memorial service for Dr. Chinchen was held on Wednesday, March 6 at ABC Campus in Lilongwe, Malawi’s political capital, a source hinted this newspaper.Jack Chinchen was born on June 30, 1924 in Detroit, Michigan. He was the first born of Arthur and Beth Chinchen, and grandson of John D. Crummy, founder of FMC. Jack grew up in San Jose, California with his brother Stanley, who is now 90.Dr. Chinchen is survived by his wife, Nell Barksdale Robertson Chinchen of Jackson, Mississippi, who co-founded the Christian colleges and universities with Jack in Liberia (1976), Malawi (1989) and in Uganda (2005) – and their seven children – Bill, Vann, Del, Lisa, Paul, Palmer and Marion Sue.Others are his 39 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren – along with as Christ promised in Mark 10, tens of thousands of children, who came to know and love God as a result of his 50 years of service in Africa –(1970-2019).Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

OGC releases third-party review on induced seismic events in the Kiskatinaw area

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The B.C. Oil & Gas Commission released a third-party review of the factors that contributed to induced seismic events in the Kiskatinaw area.According to the OGC, on November 29, 2018, the area experienced a 4.5 magnitude induced seismic earthquake which led to heightened public concern.In the third-party review, conducted by Enlighten Geoscience Limited, it looks at understanding the issues surrounding induced seismicity in the Kiskatinaw Seismic Monitoring and Mitigation Area.- Advertisement -The review found that the state of stress throughout much of the Kiskatinaw area at depths between the Doig and Belloy is strike-slip and in a near-critical state. This means only small fluid pressure increases are sufficient to cause the most critically oriented fractures and faults to become critically stressed.The full review can be found on the OGC’s website.last_img read more

Revlon products target over-50s

first_imgNEW YORK – Revlon Inc. is looking to recapture its glory by chasing after an underserved market: women over age 50. As part of a turnaround effort, the New York-based cosmetic company unveiled its biggest launch in more than a decade, Vital Radiance, a line of makeup formulated for older women. Largely forgotten as Revlon and other competitors such as L’Oreal SA have focused on age-defying beauty products for women in their 30s and 40s, the segment is becoming a hot new opportunity. Female heads of household over age 45 account for about 69.3 percent of cosmetic purchases at mass retailers, according to data supplied by ACNielsen, a market research firm. L’Oreal, whose Age Perfect collection is aimed at the younger baby boomer, is slated this fall to introduce a cosmetics and skin care collection exclusively marketed to women in their 50s and 60s. Meanwhile, Procter & Gamble Co. which has an age-defying beauty line called Cover Girl’s Advanced Radiance, is studying the older market, according to Dr. Sarah Vickery, a senior scientist at P&G’s cosmetics division. Revlon management declined to say how much the company spent to launch Vital Radiance, but executives said it marks the company’s biggest investment since the introduction of ColorStay long-lasting lipstick in 1994. Revlon hopes it will get dissatisfied customers back to buying cosmetics with a more personalized, upscale approach that’s rare at discounters and drug stores. “This woman is someone wearing cosmetics for years, but the makeup wasn’t working as well,” said Michele Johnson, vice president of marketing for Vital Radiance. Revlon spent two years researching and developing the product, finding that women over age 50 were having all kinds of makeup problems, from foundation being too dry and not colorful enough to eye shadow that was too dry and hard to apply to wrinkled eyelids, according to Johnson. Vital Radiance offers more than 100 products in a hydrating formula and a special color palette – foundation is rosier than what can be found elsewhere to energize women’s complexion, while eye shadow shades are more subdued tones like champagne. The packaging has bolder type to ease eye strain and more detailed application instructions than Revlon’s other beauty products. The line also offers a toll-free telephone number for customers who need more personalized service. Products are priced between $12 and $19, the high end of what can be found at discount chains. Vital Radiance has gotten a strong early reception since the bulk of its products hit store shelves over the past few weeks. “It is beating expectations,” said Sarah Munson, general manager of beauty at drugstore.com. She expects plenty of other brands will follow, based on conversations with other beauty executives. Still, the main challenge is marketing an exclusive brand to this customer without making her feel old, said Wendy Liebmann, president of WSL Strategic Retail, a New York-based consulting firm. “The marketing requires a delicate balance,” she said. Revlon declined to give specific sales projections for Vital Radiance, beyond announcing last fall that Vital Radiance and the rebranding of Almay could boost 2006 sales by more than $100 million. Robert Labick, senior managing director at CJS Securities, projected that in its first year, Vital Radiance alone could generate at least $50 million in sales, with potential for more than $100 million, including new categories like hair care. Revlon declined to talk about future plans for the brand.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl eventRevlon is counting on the launch of Vital Radiance, along with its revamping of its Almay brand, to fuel a turnaround begun when Jack Stahl came on board as CEO and president in early 2002. He took over the reins from Jeff Nugent, who abruptly departed after only two years on the job. Under Stahl, Revlon has been on a campaign to strengthen its brands and revitalize sales of color cosmetics, like lipstick and blush, as it faced increasing competition from such rivals as L’Oreal SA’s Maybelline and P&G’s Cover Girl. The company had been hurt by a large debt load since it was sold in 1985 to a subsidiary of MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, a holding company controlled by financier Ron Perlman, who is majority shareholder and chairman of Revlon. Revlon has made major inroads in cutting its debt, most recently announcing plans to issue $185 million in stock to pay down debt. Revlon announced in February it would undertake an overhaul of its business in which it will eliminate about 165 jobs – or just under 2.5 percent of its global work force – in an effort to reduce costs. So far, the efforts have worked. The company announced early last month that stores have allotted 23 percent more shelf space to Revlon’s color cosmetics offerings this year compared to a year ago. Meanwhile, losses at the overall company continue to narrow. Last year, Revlon lost $83.7 million, or 23 cents per share, compared with a loss of $142.5 million, or 47 cents per share, in 2004. Net sales reached $1.33 billion, up from $1.29 billion in the previous year. last_img read more

WOMAN IN INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH SAYS SHE WAS ON HER SIDE OF ROAD

first_imgAnn McGilloway arriving at the inquest in Buncrana. (North West Newspix)A woman who clipped off a car just seconds before it was involved in a head-on collision killing eight men has denied she was on the wrong side of the road.Ann McGilloway was giving her evidence at the inquest into Ireland’s worst ever road crash at Inishowen Coroner’s Court in Buncrana today. The 62 year old woman from Clonmany was returning home from bingo when she partially collided with a car being driven by Shaun Kelly, 27.Seven of Mr Kelly’s friends and pensioner Hugh Friel, 66, were killed following a car crash on the evening of July 11th, 2010, an incident which resulted in Kelly being jailed for after pleading guilty to dangerous driving causing death.Mrs McGilloway admitted that she did not have a valid NCT, had a worn front left tyre and a broken left front headlight.However her solicitor Mr Frank Dorrian said his client had not been prosecuted and was not on trial.He said that Mr Kelly had already pleaded guilty in the circuit court to dangerous driving causing the deaths of eight men and that his client should not be held responsible in any way.He insisted “My client cannot and will not be exposed to some kind of attack that someone is going to spring a trap on a citizen and suggest on some level that she could be implicated in the death of eight people,” he said.He added that if Shaun Kelly had any evidence he could take it to the court of appeal and blame whoever he wishes.Mrs McGilloway was asked questions from the floor from a number of members of the bereaved families.On several occasion, Mr Dorrian advised Mrs McGilloway not to answer various questions from the floor and reminded the court that she was not facing prosecution.Mr Eamon Sweeney, father of the late Ciaran Sweeney, said he did not want to apportion blame to her but asked Mrs McGilloway if she considered her Renault Megane car to be roadworthy.However Coroner Dr John Madden said Ms McGilloway was not a mechanic and not qualified to answer the question.Reading her statement, Mrs McGilloway told how, on the night of July 11th, 2010 she overtook Mr Hughie Friel after the North Pole Bar between Buncrana and Clonmany after leaving St Mary’s Hall in Buncrana having played bingo.She said the reason she overtook Mr Friel was because he drove very slowly but added that she was only driving at between 40 and 50mph.She then revealed how she saw a black car coming at speed towards her and it veered over the white line onto her side of the road while the driver tried to pull the steering wheel back towards his side of the road.“I then said to myself “Thank God, he is going to miss me,” she said.She then heard a loud bang and the airbags in her car went off and her car “seemed to slide for ages” before coming to a stop.She eventually managed to get out of her car and a passing couple contacted the emergency services.Under questioning from the families Mrs McGilloway added “I was not on the wrong side of the road, I was on the right side of the road.”Coroner Dr John Madden reminded Ms McGilloway that she did not have to answer any questions that will incriminate her in any way.However Mr Anthony Friel, brother of the late Hugh Friel said “I want answers and I will get them here today. I lost my brother. Before I leave I will get answers or I will stop the whole lot.”Through day two of the inquest, Mr MacLochlainn and barrister Stephen Byrne, representing the Garda Commissioner, engaged in legal argument.Mr Byrne accused Mr MacLochlainn of continually “grandstanding” while Mr MacLochlainn accused the Gardai of not allowing questions to be answered.Mr Byrne said at one point that Gardai were not engaged in any kind of “cover-up” as had been suggested by Mr MacLochlainn.Garda Sgt Carol Doherty gave evidence of being summoned to the scene of the crash and finding the bodies of the dead men including one which was found in a nearby river.Evidence from various emergency response personnel including Garda Brendan Roche of Buncrana Garda station, Mr James McKenna, chief fire officer at Buncrana Fire Station and Duncan McDaniels, station officer at Carndonagh Fire Station was also heard.The inquest resumes again tomorrow.WOMAN IN INISHOWEN DEATH CRASH SAYS SHE WAS ON HER SIDE OF ROAD was last modified: February 26th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ann McGillowaycrashdonegalDR JOHN MADDENInishowenStephen Byrnelast_img read more

Stretched too thin

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Is the lure of money behind an inequitable distribution of sheriff’s deputies in Los Angeles County? That’s what the county Board of Supervisors indicated Wednesday when members grilled Sheriff Lee Baca about why he has a shortage of 1,000 deputies, but is still taking on more contract duties. The sheriff has paid contracts to serve other cities and agencies with police duties, and is seeking to expand some of those contracts. While Baca and the supervisors have a stormy relationship that occasionally erupts into name-calling, it’s fair to ask whether Baca is stretching the department too thin. The Sheriff’s Department ought to be covering the basic service for the customers it’s already got before it takes on more deputy-consuming contracts.last_img read more

Martial insists there was never a problem between him and Mourinho

first_imgMourinho has been openly critical of the 22-year-old in the past, most recently when he left United’s pre-season tour of the United States to witness the birth of his child, but the pair were smiling and hugging yesterday afternoon.“Things were not tense between us to begin with,” said Martial.“We have a player-coach relationship and I hope that we will continue like that and bring Manchester United as much as possible.”Martial, who is yet to agree a new contract with the club, has led United’s resurgence and eased the pressure on Mourinho with his recent goalscoring form. 2 Anthony Martial reveals his relationship with Jose Mourinho has always been positive after he starred in the dramatic 2-2 draw against Chelsea.The French forward grabbed two second-half goals to put Manchester United on the brink of victory at Stamford Bridge, before Blues midfielder Ross Barkley levelled things up in the last minute of stoppage time. REVEALED Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Martial is committed to United ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Martial scored twice at Stamford Bridge REVEALED Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury center_img He has struggled to earn a regular place in the Red Devils starting line-up during Mourinho’s reign, however he looks set to start the Champions League clash against Juventus on Tuesday after scoring three goals in two games.“We were not doing well,” he said. “However, we worked hard and this sort of match enabled us to show that we are a good team.“We want to continue with another good game against Juventus on Tuesday.“[The goals] have done me the world of good. However, ultimately, I am disappointed. We deserved to win but we shipped the goal in the last minute and it cost us.” BEST OF no dice LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS MONEY 2 Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow RANKED Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red cardlast_img read more

RAMELTON FOOTBALLER BARRY CALLED UP FOR IRELAND U-21 SESSION

first_imgRamelton’s Barry McNamee has been called up to a special Ireland U-21 session this weekend.The Derry City player, scouted by several English clubs last season, is in the Candystripes colours again for this year’s premier league campaign.And Barry is delighted after Noel King – a former City man himself –  named him in a squad of League of Ireland players for the upcoming friendly against Leinster and Munster ahead of the UEFA Regions Cup Noel King has named a strong squad of Irish-based players for the Republic of Ireland’s under-21 friendly against Leinster and Munster.The two provinces are set to play in the UEFA Regions Cup, and King is using the tie as a chance to look at some of his domestic players, including goalkeeper Niall Burdon, who recently joined Shelbourne from Stade Rennes.King revealed his plans for the game, which could offer the domestic-based panel a chance to break into the full under-21 squad. “The Leinster and Munster side are obviously preparing for their tournament and are a very strong team so this will be an excellent opportunity for our players to show our management team what they can do,” said King.“We have played games like this in the past to good effect and quite a few players have come through those games and furthered their careers including Enda Stevens, Karl Sheppard, Paddy Madden and Paul Corry. “If we can produce as many players for the U21 squad from this group I will be extremely pleased. There is no better way to judge players then when you are working with them directly. The opportunities are always there for Airtricity League players to push their way into the U21 squad and I’m looking forward to this game.”The match takes place on Saturday afternoon.Republic of Ireland under-21 squad: Greg Murray (Bohemian FC), Niall Burdon (Shelbourne FC), Michael Barker (Bohemian FC), Roberto Lopes (Bohemian FC), Luke Byrne (Bohemian FC), Chris Lyons (Bohemian FC), Hugh Douglas (UCD AFC), Barry McCabe (UCD AFC), Robbie Benson (UCD AFC), Ismahil Akinade (Bray Wanderers FC), Kevin Knight (Bray Wanderers FC), Eoghan Osborne (Dundalk FC), Daniel Purdy (Longford Town FC), Stephen McDonnell (Dundalk FC), Chris Forrester (St Patrick’s Athletic FC), Conor Murphy (St Patrick’s Athletic FC), Barry McNamee (Derry City FC) RAMELTON FOOTBALLER BARRY CALLED UP FOR IRELAND U-21 SESSION was last modified: February 19th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Barry McNameederry cityRAMELTON FOOTBALLER BARRY CALLED UP FOR IRELAND U-21 SESSIONlast_img read more

IT’S HORSES FOR COURSES FOR DANIEL AT THE GRAND NATIONAL!

first_imgDaniel O’Donnell has revealed he has attended his first race meeting – since his donkey derby days in Donegal!Daniel and wife Majella were guests at the recent Grand National last weekend.“Majella and I were invited as guests of our good friend Judy Halewood, whose company Halewood International sponsored “The Crabbies Grand National at Aintree”. “It was my first time at the races and I have to say we had a wonderful day. Mind you I did go to the “Donkey Derby” at Keadue strand many years ago,” he laughed.Daniel is currently in the UK but says his recent touring experience in Sri Lanka just blew him away.“After over 30 years in the music business it’s fantastic to be able to experience something new and this experience came in the way of a trip to Sri Lanka to perform our first show.“I never thought when I started all those years ago that I would travel so much and going to Sri Lanka was certainly never on my mind. “We had a wonderful time there and I was amazed at the enthusiasm of the audience, they knew every word of every song and sang louder than I did. I really hope we get to visit you all again sometime.”Daniel revealed that Majella is doing well and they are planning some much-needed time in their holiday home in Tenerife.“I’m glad to say Majella is doing very well two months after her surgery and after the shows finish next week we will spend some time in Tenerife. We are really looking forward to the break,” he said. IT’S HORSES FOR COURSES FOR DANIEL AT THE GRAND NATIONAL! was last modified: April 13th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:daniel o’donnellGrand NationalMajellalast_img read more

Proline fight for dear life at home to SC Villa

first_img Tags: Azam UPLmujibu kasuleproline fcSC VillaWasswa Bbossa Proline FC start the day second from bottom (Photo by Racheal Tebandeke)AZAM UGANDA PREMIER LEAGUE Proline Vs SC VillaStarTimes stadium, Lugogo Monday, 21-05-2018 @04:00pmIn today’s Azam UPL match Mujibi Kasule’s Proline will host SC Villa at Lugogo in a battle that sees his side try to beat the drop. Kasule is confident that he must take down if his side stands a chance at attaining top tier status.Proline start the day second from bottom with 27 points and a win against Sc Villa may see them over the line come end of the season.“It is a must win for us and the boys have prepared well looking forward for a good game, Kasule said.Proline lost 2-0 to KCCA in their last game at the same venue while SC Villa who are third on the log draw 0-0in their last game.“We have been training well and the morale is high, said SC Villa head coach Wasswa Bbossa.“There are no fresh injuries and we shall play for maximum points.With an eye on the semi-finals against Vipers SC in the Uganda Cup, it remains to be seen which line up Bbosa will have for the remaining two league games.SC Villa won the reverse fixture 2-1 at Masaka Recreation Ground but drew goalless against Proline last season at Lugogo.Comments last_img read more

SA’s third big cycling race

first_img3 November 2004South Africa boasts the two largest individually timed cycle races in the world, the Cape Argus Pick ‘n Pay Cycle Tour and the Pick ‘n Pay 94.7 Cycle Challenge. The former is contested around the picturesque Cape Point, the latter is raced in and around Johannesburg. Now Durban is getting in on the act.The Amashovashova Pick ‘n Pay National Classic has been raced in Kwazulu-Natal since 1986, but it is only in recent years that the field has started to really bulk up. Now it is reaching serious proportions: close on 9 000 people took part in the latest edition of the race, held over the weekend.While this pales a bit compared to the Argus and the 94.7, it is clear that the trend in the Amashovashova is up and up, and 9 000 contestants is not a number to be sneezed at.Much in common with the ComradesThe race route has much in common with the Comrades Marathon, starting, as does the world-famous ultra-marathon, outside the Pietermaritzburg City Hall. Departing the KZN capital, the cyclists immediately encounter the most serious hills of the roughly 100 kilometre distance.Personally, having ridden the race myself, I found it very useful that the toughest climbs happened when people were fresh – remembering that the greater part of the field are simply taking part in the event to complete it. It also served to sort out the wheat from the chaff; the stronger cyclists moved towards the front of the field, while the weaker riders fell towards the back.Once the early Fox Hill climb – covering eight kilometres – is over, it is a wonderful flowing route all the way to Durban, for the most part mimicking the Comrades Marathon route. The early climbing eliminates Polly Shorts, which someone said to me was because of the danger of cycling in such great numbers on a very steep descent; some time back, so I was told, a cyclist was killed descending it.Overall, the race route is a big descent, with Pietermaritzburg at an altitude of 721 metres, while Durban is at sea level. The final 30 kilometres into the coastal city are characterised by a nice sweeping run into the finish line, and the stage of the race at which these gentle descents occur is, no doubt, appreciated by a large part of the field.Cream of SA’s pro cyclistsThis year’s race attracted the cream of South Africa’s professional cyclists, but windy conditions prevented a really fast pace over the 106-kilometre route.Ian McLeod of HSBC captured the first King of the Mountain hot spot at the top of Fox Hill, as his team attempted to set the early pace.Leon Nel of Minolta claimed the second hot spot, with a nice breakaway on the flat at Umlaas Road. His teammate, Jacque Fullard, then won the second King of the Mountain hot spot, heading up out of Drummond, well known as the halfway mark of the Comrades Marathon.Seven-man breakHeading into Pinetown, there was a seven-man break, with Excel’s Nolan Hoffman used his track sprinting speed to annex the hot spot. However, the strong headwind prevented the breakaway from escaping the chasing pack.At the top of Cowies Hill there was a third win for Minolta as Reinhardt du Plessis took the hot spot.With the wind playing a big role in keeping the pack intact, it all rested on a bunch sprint for honours, and Jacques Fullard, the form man in recent weeks, took the win, but only after a photo finish and several re-runs of the finish video. It was his third win in eight days. Excel’s Hoffman settled for second.Women’s raceIn the women’s race it came down to a battle between four stars of South African road cycling, Anke Erlank, Ronel van Wyk, Elsa Karsten and Dianne Emery.It was Karsten who managed to edge out Van Wyk for the win, with Erlank taking third. Emery had to content herself with two wins in the Queen of the Mountains competition.TragedyOn a sad note, a cyclist from Pretoria was killed after she crashed into a rock wall on the side of the road while descending Inchanga into Drummond. 45-year-old Cornelia Putter of Pretoria died within minutes of the collision, despite receiving attention from six advanced life-support paramedics.Neil Noble, a spokesman for Netcare 911, said the paramedics managed to resuscitate her, but her injuries were too severe and there was nothing they could do. She passed away as a rescue helicopter hovered overhead.last_img read more