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Huskies fall to Peace River

first_imgA night after posting a comfortable win over Grande Prairie, the Huskies stumbled to a 4-2 loss against Peace River on Saturday night.Dan Pappin and Payden Wongstedt scored the Huskies goals, while Ty Gullickson made 24 saves in defeat.Peace River got goals from Kelsey Dyck, Corson Fairless, Kurt Konopelka, and Kyle Smith, while newcomer Pat Murray stopped all but two of the 36 shots he faced.- Advertisement -“We just had no effort” said Assistant Coach Jeremy Clothier.  “We were lazy – we didn’t get in the shooting lanes, we didn’t get in the passing lanes – they outworked us.”The loss drops the Huskies to 2-3 in their past five games, though they remain nine points clear of Peace River for second place in the NWJHL standings. The Huskies will work their annual Fill the Bus campaign on Sunday.  Their next action is road games in Dawson Creek (Fri.) and Beaverlodge (Sat.) next weekend.Advertisementlast_img read more

Bolt to make footballing debut at Old Trafford

first_img0Shares0000“It’s my dream to make it as a professional footballer. To play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable,” the Jamaican sprinter said.MANCHESTER, United Kingdom, Feb 27 – Usain Bolt will finally make his footballing debut at Old Trafford.The eight-time Olympic gold medallist will captain a team of international celebrities for the Soccer Aid match on 10 June. “It’s my dream to make it as a professional footballer. To play against some of football’s biggest legends is going to be remarkable,” the Jamaican sprinter said.Robbie Williams will captain rivals England for the Unicef match.Usain has spoken previously about wanting to get into professional football after retiring from athletics last year.And over the weekend he put out a cheeky tweet – which led to much speculation – hinting he’d been signed to a club.“Robbie and his England team better watch out as I won’t be going easy on them,” said Usain, adding that he’s got a “special celebration” planned should his team win.The 31-year-old is a Manchester United fan, and once even made a surprise call to MUTV, its TV channel.The Soccer Aid game at the team’s home ground will bring together celebrities and former world-class footballers.It has raised £24 million to help children since its launch in 2006.Will Ferrell, Jack Whitehall, Maradona and Ronaldinho have all played in previous years.“Reclaiming the title for England this year is going to taste so much sweeter with Usain leading the Soccer Aid World XI,” said Robbie Williams, who co-founded Soccer Aid.“I can’t wait to lead out the England team.”Tickets for the match are priced between Sh1400 (£10) and Sh7000 (£50).-By BBC Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

File this form letter in triplicate, then toss in circular file

first_imgI might become a NIMBY, one of those “not-in-my-back-yard” zealots real soon. Or more accurately, a NNMBY (not near my backyard.) Right now, I’m not sure which side of our fence I’ll settle on, if either. Something might be real near my backyard, though, said the letter from the Los Angeles City Planning Department. A three-parcel, single-family subdivision on 21,000 square feet of land. We see a lot of those feet from our second-floor office and master bedroom windows. Now those 21,000 square feet contain a small green house and what looks like a garage, a brown car and some fruit trees. Can flags and pies co-exist in the same neighborhood? There was an identity issue, too. This development didn’t have a clear one. Typically, most developments, even small ones like West Hills Estates, have names. So far this one is going by AA 2005-6054-PMLA, which lacks billboard appeal. This hearing would be about the project’s environmental document, ENV-2005-6055-CE. The letter said that the hearing would give us and our neighbors and the applicant/subdivider a chance to sumbit written or verbal testimony. It also said that the complete file on the project is available for viewing, but that requires a trip downtown. A phone number was included to call for further information. I called it on Friday but never heard back. I also called deputy planning director Robert H. Sutton. We played phone tag. This was obviously a form letter and the city sends out lots of them. And most of the information, save the time, date and place of the hearing, was useless. The hearing was held by the Deputy Advisory Agency. First time I’ve ever heard of them. But if they OK what ever the hearing was about it would become effective 15 days from the decision date unless an appeal to the area planning commission was submitted in triplicate form on CP-7769, what ever that is. I have a better idea. Rather than clutter up these kinds of letter with stuff like the above and self-serving statements that the city of Los Angeles does not discriminate, put some useful information in the notices. Like the name of the developer, his phone number, a plot plan and how big the new houses are going to be. And for goodness sakes, tell the affected property owners what kind of flag a flag lot looks like. Gregory J. Wilcox, (818) 713-3743 greg.wilcox@dailynews.com 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 MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card I’d know more about what might be there if I had found the letter, jammed inside a catalog, before the hearing date had past. The letter itself wasn’t much help. It did say that “two of the proposed parcels will have flag lot configurations.” A flag lot is, as it sounds, shaped like a flag, with the driveway headed down like a flag pole. Our parcel, and my neighbors’, are shaped like wedges of pie. Are these pie lot configurations? last_img read more

Lions Club hosts charity auction

first_imgWHITTIER – Would you like to have a Super Bowl football signed by Jerome Bettis, Ben Rothlisberger and others, a week at a five-bedroom house at Big Bear Lake or a dinner party for 50 at Steve’s BBQ? These and many other items will be auctioned off at the 10th Annual Wine Tasting and Evening Buffet fundraiser presented by the Whittier Host Lions Club Saturday at 5:30 p.m. at the Whittier Community Center, 7630 Washington Ave. The $40 per person event will allow guests to sample foods from 20 participating restaurants, wines from eight wineries, beer from Miller’s Brewing and other beverages from Hansen’s Beverage Co. Proceeds from last year’s event exceeded $30,000 which went to support the Lions’ children’s sight conservation efforts and other local community service programs. This month the club pledged $50,000 to Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital to furnish and equip a playroom to be known as the Lions Den in the hospital’s new pediatric unit. For information, call Ron Copley at (562) 693-8330 or Alberto Oca at (562) 698-3386. – From staff reports AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE‘Mame,’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ composer Jerry Herman dies at 88160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Why do so many airliners look the same?

first_imgTo paraphrase the old saying, “If it works well, don’t change it.” Although the British de Havilland Comet was the world’s first jet-powered airliner in 1952, it was the Boeing 707 in 1958 that set the standard for all airliner designs to follow. Using four jet engines housed in streamlined nacelles mounted on pylons below the wing, the 150-passenger 707 established a design principal that is still used on nearly every jet airliner flying today.With its swept-back wings and tailplanes, the 707 represented the epitome of “Jet Age” design. In 1969, Boeing’s jumbo 747 used the same configuration, only scaled-up in size to carry 350 passengers. As turbine powerplants became more powerful and reliable, only two were needed instead of four, as first shown on the Airbus A300. Today, nearly every modern jetliner from the Boeing 737, 767, and 777 to the Airbus A320, A330, and A380 use the standard configuration of podded engines mounted under swept wings with conventional swept tails.last_img read more

A period of mourning struggle heroes has fallen – Zola Skweyiya

first_imgJohannesburg, Wednesday 11 April 2018 – Today, South African’s woke up to the sad news on the passing of politician Zola Skweyiya. He passed away at the age 75-year-old died while in hospital after a short illness.Skweyiya’s life was devoted to the party he joined in 1956‚ notably serving as Minister of Public Service and Administration (1994-1999) and Minister of Social Development (1999-2009). He was appointed as South Africa’s High Commissioner to the UK in 2009 and received the order of Luthuli in 2014.He was an active ANC activist at Fort Hare University and mobilized support for Umkhonto we Sizwe until going into exile in Tanzania. Skweyiya obtained an LLD degree from the University of Leipzig. He worked for the ANC in various offices and capacities and was responsible for setting up the ANC office in Addis Ababa‚ Ethiopia.Between 1984 and 1993 he annually represented the ANC at the UN Commission for Human Rights, and contributed to the founding of the Centre for Development Studies and the South African Legal Defence Fund‚ both at the University of the Western Cape.Brand South Africa’s CEO Dr Kingsley Makhubela said this is a sad period of mourning in South Africa.“Today as we prepare to mourn the ‘Mother of our Nation’ and ANC struggle leader‚ Winnie Madikizela-Mandela at the official memorial service in Soweto – we woke up to the newsof another fallen struggle stalwart. The news on passing of Zola Skweyiya comes a day after the 25th commemoration of ANC-SACP leader Chris Hani’s assassination“And last week our country lost Ambassador Sipho George Nene who died on the evening of the 6th of April 2018 – a day when the nation remembered the hanging and killing of Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu, by the apartheid regime, 39 years ago.”Dr Makhubela encourages all South Africans to reflect on the freedom, privileges and rights that the nation enjoys today, which come as a result of the sacrifices made by these leaders.“South Africans should strive to make our country better by protecting the freedom that so many who came before us fought for and died for. We wish to express our most sincere condolences to the families and loved ones of our struggle heroes. We share in your mourning, and hope you find comfort in the tributes pouring in from the nation and the world,” concluded Dr Makhubela.For more information or to set up interviews, please contact: Tsabeng NthiteTel: +27 11 712 5061Mobile: +27 (0) 76 371 6810Email:tsabengn@brandsouthafrica.comlast_img read more

Brand South Africa calls for a single national narrative

first_imgAt a workshop held in Johannesburg this week, Brand South Africa urged stakeholders and provinces to align themselves with its brand so that the nation would have one story, well told. Sithembile Ntombela of Brand South Africa said they are busy developing a Country Messaging Framework so that South Africans in all provinces could tell the same message when doing nation branding. (Image: Priya Pitamber) Melissa JavanProvinces should align themselves with Brand South Africa‘s message when it came to nation branding, said Sithembile Ntombela, the acting chief marketing officer of the country’s international marketing agency.Ntombela hosted a nation brand masterclass for several stakeholders during a workshop at the Gauteng Investment Centre in Sandton, Johannesburg, on 19 August. They were introduced to two of Brand South Africa’s programmes, namely the Nation Brand Master Class and the South African Competitiveness Forum.The former seeks to train and equip marketers and communicators with the necessary skills to profile the South African nation brand. The latter is a platform on which the agency seeks to find ways to improve the country’s competitiveness.Ntombela said she had visited various provinces’ stalls at the Tourism Indaba in May, and found that the brand information of several was full of jargon. She said this made her feel a disconnection with the nation brand. Brand South Africa is therefore developing a Country Messaging Framework to address this matter. The framework was still being developed and stakeholder input was needed.Elements of nation branding included people, tourism, governance, investment, culture and heritage.Provinces should not do their own thing, Ntombela said, especially when it came to tourism. “The dress-up of South Africa is important. It is how we carry ourselves as custodians. The storytelling aspect is the driver behind what you accomplish.“We have to sell the basics right, know what our values [our esteem] as South Africans are.”She said brand alignment was about messaging, adding that all messages represent where South Africa came from and what it represented. “But we tend to contradict ourselves.”Brand South Africa’s messaging would be aligned with the National Development Plan.The focus of Ntombela’s masterclass was that South Africans should have “one story, well told” when doing nation branding. In meeting this, she recommended that provinces should align with the Brand South Africa brand identity.Nation branding was important because of a country’s identity, purpose and national pride. “We want to attract tourists and stimulate investments.”The question that should be asked of South Africans, she stressed, was what they were doing in their province to stimulate this.last_img read more

Film Africa takes African stories to the world

first_img28 October 2016The Film Africa film festival, hosted by the Royal African Society, is considered the premier global film event for showcasing African filmmaking. Held this year in London from 28 October to 6 November, Film Africa will feature 52 features, short films and documentaries from 22 African countries.The selection of African-produced and African-themed films will be supplemented with a series of discussions by actors and filmmakers as well as with exhibitions by African production companies. Professional workshops, live music events and industry seminars will also all highlight film, art and culture from the continent and its diaspora.The best new Nigerian cinema @FilmAfrica this year! https://t.co/EYJQx6kWSL #FilmAfrica16 @kunleafolayan @niyiakinmolayan @femiodugbemi pic.twitter.com/fMUZ1Eblb0— Film Africa (@FilmAfrica) October 11, 2016The festival culminates in an awards ceremony recognising the best of the festival’s acting and filmmaking talents. It includes the Baobab Award for Best Short Film and the Audience Award for Best Feature Film.One of the topical themes at the festival this year is: Why I’m Here: Stories of Migration. It comprises a collection of personal film narratives that reflect the intricacies of migration, political asylum and other challenges faced by Africans living outside Africa.@FilmAfrica explores the Somalian refugee experience in A Stray by @Musasyeed https://t.co/l9NrxOPDIk @SomaliWeekFest pic.twitter.com/Nvgt1rQqlt— Film Africa (@FilmAfrica) October 19, 2016Another predominant theme, one specifically focused on South Africa, is the cost of attaining and retaining freedom.The film biography of struggle icon Solomon Mahlangu, titled Kalushi will open the festival. The film looks at Mahlangu’s life during the 1976 Soweto student uprising, as a soldier in Umkhonto we Sizwe and the influence he had on the fight against apartheid. A post-screening discussion with director Mandla Dube and star Thabo Rametsi will also unpack his influence on contemporary protests such as Fees Must Fall.Catch our very own @ThaboRametsi with Minister of @ArtsCultureSA @NathiMthethwaSA on @MorningLiveSABC today #Kalushi pic.twitter.com/33BzXx7bT3— #GoSeeKalushi (@KalushiMovie) September 22, 2016There will also be a screening of the 1994 film about the Soweto student uprising, Sarafina, starring Leleti Khumalo and Whoopi Goldberg. It will be shown along with a companion piece, a new documentary called Soweto: Times of Wrath, which looks at the influence of the 1976 generation on young Sowetans today.The screenings will be followed by a discussion, led by the six young filmmakers involved in the documentary, on the state of human rights in post- apartheid South Africa and how communities are taking action to have their voices heard.Also on at the festival is British director Amma Asante’s A United Kingdom, a film about the love affair between Botswana’s first democratic leader, Seretse Khama, and British office worker Ruth Williams. The film is courting a lot of 2017 Oscar buzz, thanks to powerful performances by stars David Oyelowo and Rosamund Pike, as well as meticulous cinematography that convincingly captures Africa and its people.David Oyelowo e Rosamund Pike em posters internacionais de A United Kingdom. pic.twitter.com/OCatJasoZd— Cinemito (@cinemito) October 26, 2016The festival ends with the world premiere of Wùlu, a Mali-France co-production. A political thriller set amidst the 2012 Mali political rebellion, the film blends elements of traditional African storytelling with fast-paced action.Wùlu , a Film by Daouda Coulibaly. Starring Ibrahim Koma & Inna Modja . pic.twitter.com/mKwLbMTEoZ— Inna Modja Official (@Innamodja) September 15, 2016International critics have hailed the film and its director, Daouda Coulibaly, as Africa’s answer to atmospheric action auteur Michael Mann. It is being touted for selection for a Best Foreign Language Academy Award in 2017.Source: Film Africa festival 2016SouthAfrica.info reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

Geocaching on the River – Geocaching.com Presents

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Spoiler Alert – The Air of Your WaysJuly 12, 2012In “Geocaching.com Videos”Geocaching.com Presents: CITO – Hamburg to PragueJanuary 19, 2012In “Environmental Initiatives””Night Caching” A Geocaching.com Lost & Found VideoNovember 23, 2010In “Community” [Click CC for English, French, Italian, Bulgarian and Czech subtitles][vsw id=”k8pgfbPO2aM” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]Watch this video to float along with a group of Czech geocachers as they navigate through fast-moving water on the river, and navigate to geocaches on shore. River geocaching Event Caches take adventures on a unique journey – often involving camping, cooking over a bonfire, and of course caching. This annual river caching event in the Czech Republic grows each year. Watch the video to see why, and gather ideas for your own river caching Event Cache in your part of the world.Click the image to watch the Geocaching on the River videoSubscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Augmented Reality Becoming More Like the Read/Write Web

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… As more tools like Augmentation lower the bar of entry for augmented reality, a flood of AR data will begin to fill platforms like Layar, junaio and Wikitude. This progression is not unlike that of the Web with the widespread popularity of blogs. With the Web, however, powerful search engines make finding relevant content much easier and Websites are (for the most part) browser agnostic.This is not the case with mobile AR, where content is limited to the browser it is built for. Efforts for standardization in AR will help ease this problem, but what is really needed is a new open mobile AR browser that can aggregate content from the other platforms. Looking forward, solutions like these will benefit the overall proliferation of AR, instead of fragmenting and limiting it.Hoppala’s Augmentation tool is a great next step for AR content creation, as it lets users focus on creating great content, not on the complex technical aspects of AR. That said, it signals the beginning of a new era for AR as content creation is as easy as hosting a blog. As augmented reality matures, the platforms through which we use it must mature as well. chris cameron 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… When content management systems (CMS) like WordPress and Blogger hit the Web several years ago, the Internet entered a new age where it became quick and easy for anyone with a computer to contribute content. This week, augmented reality (AR) took a significant step toward becoming more like the read/write Web with the launch of an online mobile AR CMS for creating content on the Layar platform.“Augmentation” – a Web-based tool for generating mobile AR content – was created by Layar Partner Network member Hoppala. With a Layar developer account, users of Augmentation can easily and instantaneously place their content in Layar with zero code and a few clicks on a map. Custom icons, images, audio, video and 3D content can all be added by way of a full screen map interface, and Hoppala will even host all of the data.The company has been providing content management solutions for Layar since launching a beta test of its Layarserver in August of 2009. This project, however, is new in that it provides a tidy user-friendly GUI for adding myriad AR data instantly to Layar. For a more detailed look at how the Augmentation Web app works, watch the video embedded below. 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Related Posts Tags:#Augmented Reality#web last_img read more