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May 26, 2020 | | Post a Comment

first_imgThe Springboks endured an awful 2016 as they suffered their first loss to Ireland at home and were thumped 41-13 and 57-15 by the All Blacks in their two Rugby Championship clashes.They also lost all three of their end-of-season tests in Europe as they ended the year with just four wins from 12 matches and slumped as low as seventh in the world rankings by this March.Coach Allister Coetzee, however, has overhauled the team personnel, playing style and culture this year and they are unbeaten in six tests with five wins and a draw before their clash with the world champions on Saturday.”It has been bloody challenging,” Coetzee said of the team’s transformation in 2017. “I am pleased that we have changed it. We made some tweaks — we are a team in transition.”The players enjoy the new environment and we have improved, but we’re not there yet. We need to prove ourselves against the world’s best… and Saturday will be a huge test for us.”I can only see on Saturday how good we are.”Coetzee made just three changes from the team that started in the 23-23 draw against the Wallabies with Ruan Dreyer making his second test appearance at tighthead prop after Coenie Oosthuizen broke his arm last week in Perth.Flanker Jaco Kriel was also sent home from Auckland after scans revealed a torn muscle in his shoulder and was replaced in the starting side by Jean-Luc du Preez, while lock Franco Mostert returns to partner captain Eben Etzebeth.All Blacks coach Steve Hansen had his own injury issues with winger Israel Dagg battling a serious knee problem, while prop Joe Moody was ruled out for the season after he dislocated his shoulder in the 39-22 win over the Pumas last week.Hansen has given the destructive scrummaging Kane Hames the opportunity for his first start – in just his third test – at loosehead prop instead of the more experienced Wyatt Crockett.”He’s very destructive,” Hansen said of the 29-year-old Hames, who has battled knee injuries that have stalled his professional career.”He has a great ability to get around the park too but his set piece play is what we like about him. That’s why he’s here.”Hansen added the Springboks of 2017 were a different side from last year and he expected a hard, physical contest prompting him to bring back loose forwards Liam Squire and Sam Cane and lock Sam Whitelock in an effort to dominate the collision and gain line.”We are definitely facing a different team,” he said.”They’re full of confidence. That comes from winning. I think confidence is not something you can buy or bottle, if you have got it that’s invaluable.”last_img read more

August 29, 2019 | | Post a Comment

first_imgShare this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Where do you come from? Does your DNA affect how you look, how you act, who you are?As LGBTI people, the question of ‘who do you think you are?’ comes up a lot. Why do so many gay men get married to women in India?These Arabic-speaking LGBT people have risked all to tell their storyPride Month: How is LGBTQ tourism doing these days?Read the full article on Gaystarnews:  :https://www.gaystarnews.com/article/four-gay-and-bi-people-take-a-dna-test-and-find-out-where-theyre-actually-from/ eTN Chatroom for Readers (join us) ‘I really feel like there’s a South American connection.’And now let’s see the results…Joe: ‘Wow’Wow. It turns out I’m a little more mixed than I thought.I’m only 19.5% English. I’m 37% Welsh (not a huge surprise) and 37% Scandinavian. The real surprise is the Mediterranean influence: I’m 3.6% Italian and 2.6% Iberian.I suppose it shows that ‘British’, in itself, doesn’t have a genetic marker. A lot of white people originate from Saxons, Romans etc, and it turns out I’ve possibly got a lot of Viking in me. Alternatively, Scandinavians have made the trip to live in Britain for the past thousand years. Who knows where I fit in?The results feel like a part of me has got validation.I’ve always adored Sweden, so the third of Scandinavian is particularly great to see. That sliver of Italian is a real surprise.Amazingly, MyHeritage also connects you with people that share DNA. It turns out I’ve got second and third cousins living all over the world, like in the US, Sweden and New Zealand.Alex: ‘I’m absolutely shook.’Alex thought of himself as the British-Greek boy. He got a very big surprise.‘Where’s the UK? What? Oh my god. That’s crazy! What….the hell?’ he said when he saw the results.‘That’s not what I was expecting at all. The fact I’m not British at all, I don’t know how to feel about that…’He had 0% British. He only had 3% Greek. There was a mix including French, Spanish, Middle Eastern and a small amount of Nigerian and Algerian.‘I was expecting a surprise…but that is a surprise!’ he said. ‘I’m absolutely shook. 4% Nigerian?’He added: ‘ At the end of the day, I knew that I was fairly new to the UK in terms of generations.‘I’m happy about the mix. But to have no UK at all? That’s crazy.‘It doesn’t change anything. I’m still sat here with a British accent.’Charlie: ‘This has given me an existential crisis!’‘This is really dramatic…’ Charlie said as she opened the results. ‘44% English? Almost a third Scandinavian! That’s crazy.’She found out she was part Baltic, part Finnish, part Iberian and part Italian.‘All this Scandinavian and Finnish probably explains why I’m so pale and why I have blue eyes. The fact that I’m less than 50% English, as a statistic, has given me an existential crisis!’But what about that family mystery? Does it explain more?‘I imagine [the mix] must come from my [biological] grandparents. That’s crazy,’ she said.‘I’ve always felt European, because I have all these interests in different food from around Europe, so I guess it’s nice to have that validation.’Michael: ‘I’ve got connections!’Michael learned he was a quarter Celtic, a quarter Scandinavian and half West African.‘So when my family got kidnapped from Africa, they were from Nigeria?’ Michael said as he opened the results. ‘I’ve got connections!’Michael said he finally feels he can pinpoint where his black heritage is from. And not only that, he found family members as well. He had a DNA match with a woman living in Britain, in her 40s, who is his second cousin.‘I feel like I have a connection with Africa now,’ he said.To learn more about your DNA, go to MyHeritage’s websiteFor free shipping, use the offer code GSN.Got a news tip? Want to share your story? Email us . GAYSTARNEWS- So four of us on the Gay Star News team decided to take a MyHeritage DNA test. For free shipping, use the order code GSN.When you receive the kit, you sign up for an account online. You do a cheek swab, swirling a swab around your mouth for 45 seconds, and then send it off in the post. A few weeks later, you’re notified of your results. It’s super easy, quick and happily involves no spit or blood.Once it’s in the lab, technicians process each sample individually. They then extract the DNA and translate the biological information into raw data. The algorithms then calculate the ethnicity estimate, determining which segments of DNA originate from different regions in the world. You can even find family members comparing similar DNA.Joe: ‘Do I have anything more to me than just English DNA?’I have tanned skin and naturally black hair, so I’m not exactly the most English-looking guy.But as far as I know, my family records are all in England and Wales. My ancestors were farmers and weavers, not adventurers.But a question is definitely there.I once had a waiter in London come up to me and start speaking to me in Portuguese. When I was confused, he said I look like the spitting image of his nephew. Others have wondered if I’m Spanish, Italian, or even Romanian.So is there something more in my DNA?Alex: ‘Where’s my mother from?’Alex, our account manager, has always thought there was ‘more to the puzzle’.‘I know I’m British and I’m Greek but there must be more to it,’ he said. The Greek comes from his dad’s site. Both of his dad’s parents are from Cyprus.But his mum doesn’t know where she’s from.‘I’d be interested to see what that mix is because her looks are more dominant in me,’ he said.‘My mum’s darker than me. I have no idea where that’s from.’Alex thinks it’s going to ‘scratch an itch’.‘I think it’ll help me feel more connected with my mum’s side of the family,’ he said. ‘But I’ll always be that Greek-British boy.’Charlie: ‘Can I solve this family mystery?’Charlie, who works on the social media team and leads on our bisexual coverage, is trying to solve a family mystery.One of her grandmas was into family history. Charlie found out both of her dad’s parents were adopted. They met because they were adopted kids, and never knew their biological parents.‘There’s always been this one avenue. What went on here?’ she said.‘Beyond them, it’s a complete mystery’.She expects the results to be fairly typical.‘Knowing what I do already, I would imagine it’s 98% English. But for all I know, I could be anything!‘I’m just looking forward to the answer.’Michael: ‘Where does the black side of me come from?’Michael, who works with creative partnerships at GSN, is of mixed heritage.He has a great understanding of one side of him, the white side.‘My mum is English. We’ve been told that on her side, my nan originates from France and my grandad originates from Spain. On my dad’s side, it’s Jamaica. I don’t know where else he comes from.’He added: ‘[The test] will give me a greater understanding of my black history. It’d be good to know where I came from.‘In black life you’re either African or Caribbean. Lots of people associate themselves with the Caribbean, but then if you go deeper we are from Africa as well. It’d just be nice to know where they originate from. With me, depending on what my hair looks like, I get Brazilian or Middle Eastern or Caribbean. I’ve even had Indian before. It depends on how big my beard is. ‘But could there be a surprise?‘I’ve got such a connection with South America. I’m a trained Latin dancer. It goes through my body,’ he said.last_img read more