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Women For Racial Justice Breakfast to be Held in October

first_imgNon-Profits News Women For Racial Justice Breakfast to be Held in October By ANDY VITALICIO Published on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 | 1:51 pm More Cool Stuff CITY NEWS SERVICE/STAFF REPORT Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley will hold its annual Women For Racial Justice Breakfast virtually this year on October 19, promising an event that will be “as powerful, enlightening, and moving as ever.”“Our Breakfast is a cornerstone in our community engagement,” Angeline Chen, Board President of the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley, said last week. “We knew that we needed to pivot online in order to protect the health of our supporters, while still holding space for our community to come together and celebrate racial justice work.”Lupe Perez and Deborah Hall Kinley, co-chairs of the Racial Justice Breakfast event, said although the community cannot come together physically, the virtual format will allow the message of racial justice to reach even farther and expose the work of the Racial Justice Award honorees to a larger audience.Local businesses and individuals can volunteer to sponsor the event, connect with the community, and join the YWCA in thanking the honorees for their amazing work, the YWCA said. For more information on how you can participate, contact YWCA Director of Advancement Christina Lisotto at [email protected], check the YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley’s website, http://bit.ly/WRJB2020, in the upcoming weeks for updated information on how you can participate in the virtual event.Sponsors, honorees, and more will be added to the website as they become available.The YWCA Pasadena-Foothill Valley acts via a wide range of programs that strive towards the elimination of racism and the empowerment of women and girls in Pasadena and throughout the Foothill Valley.To learn more and donate to the programs of the YWCA, visit www.ywca-pasadena.org, or call (626) 296-8433.The YWCA is located at 2061 N. Los Robles Ave. Suite 205 in Pasadena. Community News Herbeauty7 Reasons Why The Lost Kilos Are Regained AgainHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyCouples Who Stuck With Each Other Despite The Cheating ScandalHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyA Mental Health Chatbot Which Helps People With DepressionHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyAmazing Sparks Of On-Screen Chemistry From The 90-sHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyIs It Bad To Give Your Boyfriend An Ultimatum?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyJennifer Lopez And Alex Rodriguez’s Wedding DelayedHerbeautyHerbeauty Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena STAFF REPORT First Heatwave Expected Next Week Make a comment Top of the News center_img Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. STAFF REPORT Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 45 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Community News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Pulse PollVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyCitizen Service CenterPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Business News Subscribelast_img read more

Broadway.com Culturalist Challenge! Which Role Should Taylor Swift Play?

first_img View Comments Last week, we asked you to rank the top 10 Golden Globe nominees you’d like to see on Broadway, and Emily Blunt took the lead! In last week’s Broadway Smackdown, we made you choose whether Taylor Swift or Katy Perry should be the next pop star to make her Broadway debut. Swift came out on top, so we’re asking you to rank the roles you’d love to see the Grammy winner play onstage. Broadway.com National Editor Ryan Lee Gilbert kicked off the challenge with his top 10 picks here! Once your list is published, you can see the overall rankings of everyone on the aggregate list. STEP 2—RANK: Reorder your 10 choices by dragging them into the correct spot on the list. Click the “continue” button. STEP 3—PREVIEW: You will now see your complete top 10 list. If you like it, click the “publish” button. (If you don’t have a Culturalist account yet, you will be asked to create one at this point.)center_img Pick your favorites, then tune in for the results on Wednesday’s episode of The Broadway.com Show! STEP 1—SELECT: Visit Culturalist to see all of your options. Highlight your 10 favorites and click the “continue” button. The Broadway.com staff is nuts about Culturalist, the website that lets you rank and create your own top 10 lists. Every week, we’re challenging you with a new Broadway-themed topic to rank on Culturalist. We’ll announce the most popular choices on the new episode of The Broadway.com Show every Wednesday.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_img March 4, 2020 The NCAA announced Wednesday that the school’s request to have the infraction case resolved through the Independent Accountability Resolution Process had been granted.The NCAA suspended Wiseman 12 games early this season because the former five-star recruit’s family received $11,500 from former Memphis player and current Tigers coach Hardaway to assist in a move from Nashville to Memphis in the summer of 2017. Although Hardaway wasn’t Memphis’ coach at the time, the NCAA ruled that the payment wasn’t allowed because he was a booster for the program. The former NBA All-Star gave $1 million in 2008 to his alma mater for the university’s sports hall of fame.After the NCAA ruled that Wiseman needed to sit out 12 games and donate $11,500 to charity to regain his college eligibility, he left Memphis in December.BASEBALL-MINORS-CONGRESSHouse committee vote on the Minors The sanctioning body is expected to make significant changes to its 2021 schedule, which could include more short tracks, mid-week races and double-headers.UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN-DOCTOREx-wrestler sues University of Michigan over doc’s assaultsDETROIT (AP) — A man who was a University of Michigan wrestler in the 1980s sued the school Wednesday, alleging that a late physician molested him dozens of times.The lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Detroit is the first since victims of Dr. Robert E. Anderson began to emerge a few weeks ago. The man, identified only as John Doe, accused the university of failing to remove the doctor despite complaints about him. The man said he was a student from 1984 to 1989. Anderson retired in 2003 and died in 2008. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman said Wednesday that if any employees go on their own to a country where the virus has been found they will be quarantined before being able to return to work. That includes the central scouting service. Scouts who are in Europe are staying in Europe, and if they return to North America they will be quarantined.Bettman said the NHL is in regular communication with the other three major North American sports leagues, as well as health experts in both the U.S. and Canada.In other virus-related developments:— The Pittsburgh Pirates have given their Florida spring training home a deep clean as a proactive measure after a man in Manatee County tested positive for coronavirus. A Pirates spokesman says workers sanitized the clubhouse, the press box, concession stands and other areas of LECOM Park in an “overabundance of caution.” LECOM Park is located in downtown Bradenton, which is in the middle of Manatee County. The cleaning was done yesterday, which was a scheduled day off for the team.— Missouri-Kansas City has joined Chicago State in not traveling to Seattle for regularly scheduled Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball games amid concerns about the spread of the coronavirus. UMKC was scheduled to play Seattle University on Saturday but the conference says the school has canceled that trip. Chicago State announced previously it was canceling its men’s basketball road trip to Seattle and Utah Valley, and said its women’s team would not host two games against the same schools. The cancellations are believed to be the first by a major sport in the United States due to the virus. Chicago State said it is also evaluating whether to attend next week’s WAC tournament in Las Vegas. Update on the latest sports Daytona tweaks Speedweeks, moves Clash onto road courseUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR will hit the road for its first race in 2021, part of a schedule shakeup that starts at Daytona International Speedway.The track announced several changes to the start of the annual racing season Wednesday. They include running the exhibition Busch Clash on the 3.56-mile road course that winds through the Daytona infield and packing seven races as well as Daytona 500 pole qualifying into a six-day span.The tweaks eliminate two traditional “dark days” at the track during Speedweeks and are intended to provide a better fan experience leading into NASCAR’s premier event, the Daytona 500.NASCAR teams have pushed for a shorter season for years, arguing that the 12-week offseason is too short given how little downtime there is during the racing calendar. A university spokeswoman said the school couldn’t comment “other than to deeply apologize for the harm caused by Robert E. Anderson.”The university has acknowledged that some campus employees were aware of accusations against the doctor prior to a 2018 complaint that led to a police investigation. The school announced last week that it had received more than 100 complaints about Anderson.MEMPHIS-NCAAMemphis’ NCAA case goes to independent investigation armUNDATED (AP) — Memphis’ NCAA case involving the recruitment of star basketball player James Wiseman will go through the association’s new independent investigation arm. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL limits employee travel over virus concernsUNDATED (AP) — The NHL is not allowing its employees to make work-related trips outside of North America in response to the global fears over the coronavirus. And the league has told its 31 teams they are free to adopt a similar policy.center_img WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Oversight and Reform Committee has approved legislation to ask the U.S. Comptroller General to study baseball’s minor leagues. The minor leagues are trying to fend off a contraction proposal from major league clubs. The bill approved today calls on the comptroller general to “evaluate the social, economic, and historic contributions that minor league baseball has made to American life and culture.” A proposal by Major League Baseball would drop the big-league affiliation of 42 minor league teams and eliminate short-season leagues not held at major league training complexes.The current PBA guarantees a minimum 160 affiliations.MLB and the minors last met Feb. 20, and talks are expected to continue into the summer. The majors already have unilaterally announced increases in the pay of players with minor league contracts starting in 2021.Several mayors announced a task force in January aimed at protecting teams and affiliations.GOLF-BAY HILL — All sporting events in Italy will take place without fans present for at least the next month due to the virus outbreak in the country. The Italian government announced today that all sporting events throughout the country must take place behind closed doors until April 3. Schools and universities have been ordered to close until March 15. Italy is the epicenter of Europe’s coronavirus outbreak. More than 100 people have died and more than 3,000 have been infected with the virus COVID-19.— Despite worldwide concern and speculation about whether the fast-spreading virus outbreak will affect the Tokyo Olympics, the IOC’s leadership is not joining in the debate. International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach told reporters “neither the word cancellation nor the word postponement was even mentioned” at a board meeting he chaired in Lausanne, Switzerland. IOC leaders held a conference call with organizers and public authorities in Tokyo and restated their commitment to hold the Summer Games on the scheduled dates of July 24-Aug. 9.NHL-NEWS-ISLANDERS-BOYCHUKIsles’ Boychuk gets 90 stitches after taking skate to faceNEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders say defenseman Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches to his eyelid after being hit in the face with a skate but suffered no damage to his eye. Associated Press Diamondbacks sign Calhoun for $16 millionUNDATED (AP)— New Arizona outfielder Kole Calhoun is back home playing for his favorite team growing up after signing a two-year, $16 million contract with the Diamondbacks in the offseason. Calhoun figures to make an impact defensively along with swinging a power bat. He smacked a career-high 33 homers for the Angels last season but the Angels didn’t pick up his 2020 option and bought out his contract.Elsewhere in the majors:— Trevor Bauer thinks his decision to tip pitches for a Los Angeles Dodgers batter during a spring training game and the resulting attention are good for baseball. The Cincinnati Reds’ outspoken starter signaled pitches to the Dodgers’ Matt Beaty during a game on Tuesday. Bauer flicked his glove toward the catcher — a sign a fastball was coming — and Beaty eventually lined out to center field. Bauer has been openly critical of the Houston Astros over their sign stealing in 2017 and 2018.NASCAR-DAYTONA Boychuk was cut Tuesday night when he was hit by Artturi Lehkonen’s skate as the Montreal Canadiens left wing fell forward. Both players were in front of the Islanders’ net during the third period when Lehkonen fell, causing his legs to go into the air and his right skate to connect with Boychuk under the visor. Boychuk was down on the ice briefly before he got up and skated off the ice with his hand covering his face.There is no timetable for his return.In other NHL news:— The Ottawa Senators fired CEO Jim Little on Wednesday less than two months after he took the job, saying his conduct was “inconsistent” with the core values of the team and the NHL. The 55-year-old Little said in a statement to media outlets that the reasons for his dismissal were simply the result of a heated disagreement with owner Eugene Melnyk. The club says a new CEO will be announced in the next few weeks. Since 2017, the Senators have parted ways with CEOs Little, Tom Anselmi and Cyril Leeder, COO Nicolas Ruszkowski and chief marketing officer Aimee Deziel.MLB NEWS Bay Hill has strongest field since death of Arnold PalmerORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — So much for the notion that the Arnold Palmer Invitational wouldn’t be as attractive when its namesake was no longer around. Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka (KEHP’-kuh), Adam Scott and a host of other top players at Bay Hill this week give the tournament its strongest field since Palmer died in September 2016. The tournament in Orlando is holding its own against a schedule that features two World Golf Championships and The Players Championship in the weeks leading up to the Masters. And it shows that it’s getting harder to distinguish among tournaments with players having more good options than ever.Tiger Woods chose not to play as he picks his tournaments more sparingly because of a fused lower spine. He has played Bay Hill just once — a tie for fifth in 2018 — since winning for the eighth time in 2013.last_img read more

Tobge Afede says owning Hearts of Oak is a burden, ready to sell shares

first_imgHearts of Oak Board Chairman and majority shareholder Togbe Afede XIV says he is ready to hand over the club to disgruntled fans who are demanding his resignation, but on condition.The condition is that those fans will have to buy his shares, and then he’ll leave.Some aggrieved fans are pushing through an agenda dubbed Project Phobia, with the aim of taking the club away from the current board. These fans feel the board is underperforming.However, Togbe Afede, while chairing the 2015 Annual General Meeting on Wednesday called the bluff of these unhappy fans.”I am not here because I get any personal gain. It’s just a burden, and I can promise you and just for the avoidance of doubt those who desire to own Hearts, when they come forward I sell my shares to them.”“The message should go out to those who are saying Togbe should go out, that Togbe is saying come and buy the shares. If you love Hearts of Oak genuinely, come and buy Togbe’s shares, and I will be happy to bow out.” “Too many people call me concerned why I waste my time with Hearts of Oak. Chiefs, politicians, businessmen amongst others but I am saying this again. Whoever wants to have Hearts can have it. They can come and buy SAS shares and own it to run it in the manner that pleases them.”Togbe Afede XIV became the board chairman of Hearts after purchasing majority of the club’s shared which were floated in 2010.The club’s performance on the field of play has however deteriorated to the extent that the side escaped relegation by the skin of their teeth last season.Accra Hearts of Oak have recorded a total loss of 2,872,516 GH¢ in the year ending 2015 while revenue of the club increased from GH¢  262,102 during the 2013/2014 period to GH¢ 1,073,894. The club’s general and administrative expenses increased from GH¢ 2,071,548 to GH¢ 3,544,095 which represents 171%. The club however recorded a loss of GH¢ 2,872,516 as compared to the GH¢ 1,907,407 loss it recorded same period 2013/2014.Hearts of Oak also saw an increase in total liabilities from GH¢ 4,892,150 at the end 2013/2014 to GH¢ 8,328,055 at the end of 2014/2015.The club further had a 175% decrease in the shareholders fund which stood at GH¢ 3,825,084 as at 2013/2014.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

December Razor Clam Update

first_imgSubmitted by the Washington Department of Fish and WildlifeThe second December 2014 recreational razor clam opener is proceeding as planned. The marine toxin tests have been completed and the Washington Department of Health has found razor clams are safe for human consumption. The following are the dates and locations of this razor clam harvest opportunity. Note that digging is only allowed on PM tides:Dec. 19, Friday; 4:41 p.m., 0.0 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksDec. 20, Saturday, 5:23 p.m., -0.6 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks, CopalisDec. 21, Sunday, 6:06 p.m., -1.1 feet, Long Beach, Twin Harbors, MocrocksDec. 22, Monday, 6:48 p.m., -1.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsDec. 23, Tuesday, 7:31 p.m., -1.3 feet, Long Beach, Twin HarborsPlease be aware that every beach is not open every day. Having the flexibility to offer variable beach openers allows us to provide more harvest opportunity.Note that during this period, the Kalaloch beach will not be open and the Copalis management beach will only be open one day. The Copalis management beach includes: Ocean Shores, Oyhut, Ocean City and the Copalis areas.  If you want to know more about how we set openers, please check out our 2014 Razor Clam Management Update here.A description of each beach and a map can be found here.For more details, see our news release at the following web link.NEW! : If have ever wondered how to dig razor clams with your kids, check out the video here. Facebook17Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Bombers finish 11th in Chilliwack

first_imgBy The Nelson Daily SportsErik Norberg scored his third goal in five games to power the L.V. Rogers Bombers to a 4-1 decision over Abby International in consolation action at the Best of the Best High School Boy’s Soccer Tournament Friday in Chilliwack.Mitch Melanson, Simon Sheppard and defender Kevin Lewis also scored for the LVR, which finished 11th overall in the 16-team tournament.The Bombers were dropped to the third tier of the tournament after losing in shootout tiebreaker.In the playoff round LVR dropped a 2-1 decision to Gilford Park of Surrey. Norberg scored the only marker for LVR from the penalty spot.The Bombers played the final two games Friday missing a few key players to injury.LVR lost the Luke Mori, Trace Cook and Norberg along with defender Sean Hickson during the final round robin contest, a 3-1 loss to North Vancouver Handsworth Royals.LVR was leading 1-0 with the roof fell in on the Kootenay reps. “All those players bowed out leaving us to scramble positions,” said Bomber head coach Keith Williams.LVR opened with a 3-1 victory over Valleyview of Kamloops.Lewis, Norberg and Mori scored for the Bombers.The Bombers then ran into a red-hot goalkeeper, playing to a scoreless draw against G.W. Graham of Chilliwack.LVR concludes the round robin with a 1-1-1 record.Other teams in the tournament are from Northern B.C., the Fraser Valley, Okanagan and Vancouver [email protected]last_img read more

Sky Insurance US$1.2M Bail Jumping Intensifies

first_imgThe Daily Observer has learned that Judge Peter Gbeneweleh of Criminal Court C, is “outraged” that the Sky Insurance Company has been unable to produce the seven former employees of First International Bank (FIB) the insurance company bailed out of jail, despite granting several appeals.His frustration has caused him to give the company’s management up to the end of this week to make sure that all of the defendants are present in court, according to a judicial source.The defendants were accused of stealing over US$1.2m from the bank, while they were serving in various capacities.Sky Insurance Company, sometime in 2013, bailed the defendants and promised to make sure they appeared whenever they were needed for their case.Unfortunately, they have failed to show up, and a source told the Daily Observer that Judge Gbeneweleh could likely send some of the senior management to 30 days in prison by the end of the week.Our judicial reporter said, he observed lawyers representing Sky Insurance moving to and fro between the courtyard and the Headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP), apparently seeking the assistance of the police to re-arrest the defendants.Recently the court granted a request from the company to have the photos of the defendants published in local daily newspapers demonstrate that they were taking the issue very seriously.Our judicial source said Judge Gbeneweleh might consider dealing with the issue very strictly, according to the law.“If he readily means what he’s saying, then, the management could begin serving their 30 days imprisonment at the Monrovia Central Prison,” the judicial source further said.He added: “Let us wait and see whether that decision would be taken, because the law works differently.”It was not announced, however, when the company management would appear before Judge Gbeneweleh this week.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

South Africa in the Washington Post

first_imgThe front page of South Africa Now, produced for Brand South Africa and published as a supplement in the 6 October 2010 edition of the prestigious Washington Post. (Click to enlarge.)RELATED ARTICLES • Brand South Africa in Davos • Brand Africa – by Africa for Africa • Brand South Africa appoints CEOSouth Africa’s unique mix of energy, humanity, sheer doggedness and knack for problem-solving are showcased in a six-page supplement in the prestigious Washington Post newspaper, titled South Africa Now and produced on behalf of Brand South Africa.The supplement hit the streets of Washington, DC, in the 6 October 2010 edition of the newspaper. It features contributions by Professor Anton Harber, Caxton chair of journalism at Wits University, veteran journalists Simon Barber and John Battersby, AngloGold Ashanti CEO Mark Cutifani, South African Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, US ambassador to South Africa Donald Gips, Jann Turner, the director of hit South African movie White Wedding, and Miller Matola, CEO of Brand South Africa.Barber, who is also the Washington-based US country manager for Brand South Africa, commissioned Big Media to produce South Africa Now, and edited it in collaboration with Mary Alexander, the former editor of MediaClubSouthAfrica.com.“With my background as a journalist, I have tended to question the value of supplements like these, figuring they would mostly go unread and land up on the bottom of birdcages,” said Barber.“Recently, however, Bric nations such as Russia and China started doing supplements in the Washington Post that were actually interesting to read, so I began to have second thoughts. What clinched the deal for me was knowing I could enlist the talents of Big Media’s writers, editors and designers.“I was confident we could put together something that was truly reflective of Brand South Africa and which would get read not just by Washington decision makers but by the captains of global finance who would be in Washington for the IMF/World Bank annual meetings when we published.”Printed in full colour, South Africa Now features photography from the MediaClubSouthAfrica.com image library as well as a stunning American-style op-ed illustration by multi-award-winning South African graphic journalist Francois Smit.The supplement was designed by Irwin Manoim, creative director at Big Media. A newspaper production and design expert with 30 years in the industry, Manoim is a joint founder and former editor of both the Mail & Guardian and the electronic Mail & Guardian, the first online newspaper in Africa and one of the few and pioneering mid-1990s web-based newspapers in the world.“The message of South Africa Now is that South Africa matters, that it’s a country of smart, creative people who have their own ways of doing things and who are making a difference globally,” said Barber.The supplement leads with an exploration of South Africa’s ambitious efforts to balance a growing economy with the need to curb greenhouse-gas emissions, with the most recent example being plans for a huge, US$21-billion, 5,000 megawatt solar park and a smaller solar installation on the island where Nelson Mandela was once jailed.The front page also features a look at Soweto, a book by Jodie Bieber, the South African photographer now most famous for the now-iconic and shocking Time magazine cover featuring the mutilated face of 18-year-old Afghani girl Aisha.Elsewhere in the supplement Motlanthe looks at Africa’s place in the new economic world order, and Cutifani examines why South Africa’s past makes it a good place to do business in the future. Harber discusses media freedom in South Africa, Matola reports on efforts to fix Africa’s brand, and Turner writes about the “normal, crazy, mixed-up country” that inspired White Wedding.Want to read more? Download South Africa Now in PDF format (2.2 MB), or read selected articles online:Powering towards a green economySouth Africa plans to build a massive $21.8-billion, 5 000 MW solar park in its semi-desert Northern Cape province as part of an aggressive push to grow its highly industrialised economy without increasing its carbon footprint.The everyday beauty of SowetoSouth African photographer Jodi Bieber has a special ability to bring out the beauty in the ordinary, even the disfigured. On the cover of Time magazine she made a mutilated Afghani girl look beautiful, and in her latest book Soweto she makes everyday township life shine.Launchpad to a billion consumersBy offering to acquire Massmart for some $4.2-billion, Wal-Mart has joined the parade of global companies looking to South Africa as a springboard into what is increasingly seen as the world’s last great investment frontier.A trek to the start of timeIt will probe the edges of our universe. It will be a virtual time machine, helping scientists explore the origins of galaxies. It’s the Square Kilometre Array, and South Africans are at the heart of its development.Brewing up a global brandMiller Lite. Tastes great. Less filling. And brought to you by world-beating South African company SABMiller.Looking south and east for growthAs the shift in global economic power gains momentum, South Africa’s trade is moving eastwards and southwards in a pattern that both reflects the worldwide trend and helps drive it, writes John Battersby.More than just a celluloid Mandela There is a special bond between Hollywood actor Morgan Freeman and the man he played in the Clint Eastwood movie Invictus, South African statesman Nelson Mandela.Africa in the new world orderKgalema Motlanthe, South Africa’s deputy president, looks at how African economies’ resilient performance during the global financial crisis points to the continent’s new place in a changing world.Mining history for new solutionsMark Cutifani, CEO of the multinational AngloGold Ashanti mining company, examines why South Africa’s past is key to successfully doing business here in the future.Turning up the media volumeSince 1990, South Africa has been a noisy place. After decades of apartheid censorship, the lifting of restrictions on the media led to a cacophony of debate. For the first time in centuries, everyone could be heard, and it was sometimes deafening, writes Anton Harber.A joule of an energy-efficient carSouth Africa, which builds BMWs and Mercedes Benzes for the US market, is in the thick of the race to deliver a truly practical – and stylish – electric car. Meet the Joule.South Africa: Time to believeThe forgiving philosophy of “ubuntu” helps explain how South Africa managed to transcend its turbulent apartheid past and create a unified democracy, writes Simon Barber.Finding sound real estate investmentSouth Africa’s post-apartheid transformation and new middle class are fuelling demand for affordable homes. For private equity fund International Housing Solutions, that means opportunity.My normal, crazy, mixed-up countrySouth African hit movie White Wedding is now showing in the US to rave reviews. Jann Turner, who directed and jointly wrote and produced the film, writes about the place that inspired it – South Africa.Bring on the braaiAll South Africans love it – including Nobel peace prize-winning Desmond Tutu – and its rich, smoky smell floats over the country every Sunday. Celebrate the braai with our great recipe for making boerewors, traditional South African farmer’s sausage.last_img read more

Geocaching.com Presents: “The Rock”

first_img[This video contains spoilers with express permission from cache owners. The video is in German. For English subtitles, play the video then click on the CC button.] [vsw id=”g8xefoI96WM” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]A war-torn bridge along the banks for the Rhine River serves as the imposing destination for geocachers attempting, “The Rock” (GC1EJ43). Watch the Geocaching.com Presents video, “The Rock” to experience what over five hundred geocachers have accomplished. Go along as geocaching daredevils attempt this physically intense difficulty five, terrain five puzzle cache. The cache is one of Europe’s most popular geocaches with more than 300 Favorite Points. Geocachers should only attempt “The Rock” if they have advanced climbing experience and proper equipment.Filming of “The Rock”Geocaching.com will continue to release English, Czech and German language geocaching videos in the coming months. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.Eine am Ende des Kriegs zerstörte Brücke am Ufer des Rheins dient als imposantes Ziel für Geocacher, die den Cache “The Rock” bezwingen wollen. Schau Dir das Geocaching.com Presents Video, “The Rock” an, um zu erfahren, was schon einige geschafft haben. Schau zu und sei dabei, wenn waghalsige Geocacher diesen physisch intensiven T5/D5 Rätselcache machen. Der Cache ist einer der beliebtesten Geocaches in Europa mit mehr als 300 Favoriten-Punkten. Geocacher sollten “The Rock” nur dann angehen, wenn sie fortgeschrittene Klettererfahrungen und die richtige Ausrüstung haben. The RockGeocaching.com wird auch in den kommenden Monaten weitere Geocaching Videos auf Englisch, Tschechisch und Deutsch veröffentlichen. Abonniere unseren YouTube-Kanal. So erfährst Du umgehend, wenn wir ein neues Video veröffentlicht haben. Du kannst Dir inzwischen mehr als 50 Videos auf unserer Videoseite anschauen, die von Geocaching.com produziert wurden.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Presents: FavoritesOctober 20, 2011In “Learn”This is My Hobby – Rock Climbing and GeocachingJune 7, 2012In “Community”Geocaching.com Presents – Extreme Multi-CachingApril 28, 2011In “Community”last_img read more

Kindle Updates Software, Adds Real Page Numbers and Public Notes

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Kindle has announced some of the software updates that are making their way to its latest generation of e-readers, including one of the most requested features currently absent from the devices: page numbers.Although, on one hand, digital books free us from having to think about “the page” as a physical construct for holding the words, the lack of page numbers on the Kindle has frustrated many readers. If you’re moving back-and-forth between and print and digital version, for example, it can be a challenge to find where you left off. And referencing and citing passages with proper bibliographic notation is impossible. No longer. Kindle is adding “real page numbers.” Rather than simply numbering the pages as they appear on the Kindle screen, Amazon says it will make sure the page numbers correspond directly to the print addition. Page numbers are being added to tens of thousands of Kindle books, says Amazon, and the feature will be available on Kindle apps in coming months.One of the features about the Kindle that I have long felt wasn’t developed to its full potential was the highlight feature. While you could choose to see which passages were the most often highlighted, you couldn’t really tell who was highlighting those passages, and you couldn’t opt to share your notes publically – say with colleagues or classmates. Kindle is adding a “public notes” feature, that will let you make your notes and highlights available for others to see. You’ll be able to follow the notes of others – an interesting to see what others are thinking about a particular book or passage. This is another big move towards taking advantage of the technologies that can make reading more social.Kindle is also improving the magazine and newspaper layout, something that makes it far better as your go-to device for reading this digital content. And Kindle is adding a new feature that, once you reach the end of the book, you’ll be able to rate it and push your thoughts and recommendations out to your social networks, as well as receive other recommendations about what you should read next. If you have the latest generation of Kindle, you can try an early preview of these features by downloading the software update. Once it becomes available, it will be pushed out to all devices via Wi-Fi. audrey watterscenter_img Tags:#Amazon#NYT#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more