Madiba magic for Bafana Bafana

first_img4 June 2010 Nelson Mandela met Bafana Bafana’s World Cup team at the Nelson Mandela Foundation offices in Johannesburg on Thursday to wish the team well for the 2010 Fifa World Cup™. Mandela Day “We hope that all South Africans will wear their football shirts tomorrow for the last official Football Friday,” said International Marketing Council of South Africa marketing manager Sophie Masipa. This is in honour of the 67 years that Mandela sacrificed to make South Africa and the world a better place. ‘No one like you’ Introducing 1.98 metre-tall defender Matthew Booth to chants of Boooooth, Mokoena told Mandela, who stands an impressive 1.94 meters himself: “This is the tallest man in the building”. Captain Aaron Mokoena introduced Mandela to all the team members, including coach Carlos Alberto Parreira and the technical and management teams. Mandela will be 92 years old on 18 July. His birthday has been endorsed by the United Nations as International Nelson Mandela Day. On the day, people throughout the world are encouraged to give at 67 minutes of their time to do good work. The Nelson Mandela Foundation supports South Africa’s Football Fridays and Fly the Flag campaigns, which are aimed at building national unity and generating excitement ahead of the Football World. “Nelson Mandela, there is no one like you,” sang the audience as he entered the room. SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Wearing a Bafana Bafana jersey carrying the captain’s number “4”, Mandela arrived to cheers and song from the team, members of his family and his staff.last_img read more

Woodland workshop May 24

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest What can you do with your woodlands?On May 24, the Ohio Woodland Stewards Program, part of Ohio State University Extension, will offer a workshop focusing on that exact question.“The woodland you own may be something you purchased or something you got with the farm,” said Kathy Smith, coordinator of the program and one of the workshop’s instructors. “But now that it’s yours, what should you do with it? It’s a question we get a lot.”The workshop is from 6 to 9 p.m. in OSU Extension’s Butler County office, 1802 Princeton Road, in Hamilton in southwest Ohio.The event’s agenda will have two parts: “Where to Start: Woodland Management 101” and “Introduction to Wildlife Management.”Introductory class“It’s really an introductory class for woodland owners,” Smith said. “We’ll walk through setting management goals, what needs to be inventoried and then how you match what you have with what you want to accomplish on the property.”She said management tools such as different cutting practices, invasive species control and tree planting will be covered, too.Marne Titchenell, a wildlife specialist with OSU Extension and the workshop’s other instructor, will detail the kinds of wildlife a woodland can support, their habitat needs and how to manage the land for them. Among those kinds of wildlife: birds, mammals, pollinators and amphibians.Registration for the workshop is $15 and is needed by May 18. A mailable registration form can be downloaded at go.osu.edu/May2016ButlerWoods. Participants also can register online at go.osu.edu/May2016ButlerWoodsReg.For more information, call 614-688-3421.last_img read more

Student scientists invited to apply for scholarship to National Biodiesel Conference

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The National Biodiesel Board is offering scholarships for students interested in attending the National Biodiesel Conference & Expo, Jan. 22 to 25 in Fort Worth, Texas. The application process for no cost registration, travel scholarships, biodiesel poster presentations and even a shot at the podium is open for members of the Next Generation Scientists for Biodiesel.The program is intended to foster professional relationships between budding and established scientists, share accurate information and increase collaboration with academia and the biodiesel industry.Student opportunities include a poster session on biodiesel-related research or activities, a student-led breakout session to present their research, a preconference biodiesel educational overview and a mentoring session with prominent biodiesel scientists.Last year, about 30 students attended the event from schools including Missouri University of Science and Technology, Clemson University, University of Iowa, and New Castle University in the United Kingdom.Many of the students, who came from a wide range of disciplines, noted the impact the event made on them.“Having individual scientists take time to talk to me about my research was so rewarding,” said Christopher Carrie, a student at Rowan University in New York who attended in 2017. “It was a humbling experience to listen to the impact each scientist had on the biodiesel industry and to hear their closing words of wisdom. My passion for renewable energy has started; it is time to get to work.”The National Biodiesel Board, U.S. Department of Agriculture Biodiesel Education Program, United Soybean Board and the National Biodiesel Foundation sponsor the scholarships, which amount to a $1,200 conference registration and a $600 travel reimbursement. Apply by Nov. 19 at biodiesel.org/ngsb/.last_img read more

Tutorial: Mastering Shadows in After Effects

first_imgIn this tutorial we look beyond the drop shadow and show you how to create dynamic shadow effects in your AE projects.Many After Effects users just default to using the standard drop shadow. While this is useful to add depth to your text and design elements, there’s actually several other easy options for applying shadows in AE.In the After Effects video tutorial below, we’ll explore 5 different ways to apply shadows in AE and a few different configurations for each. See examples of each AE shadow further below!Know a cool shadow technique that didn’t make the list?Share your thoughts/suggestions in the comments below!5 Types of Shadows in After EffectsDrop ShadowExperiment with feather and adding blur to the drop shadow.3D ShadowFeather the fall off of a 3D shadow to mimic a realistic light effect.Light ShadowCreate an artificial light in After Effects and use it to cast a shadow across text in simulated 3D space.Shape ShadowQuickly create a simple shadow using AE shape layers.Blur ShadowAn easy blur + shadow effect. Experiment with the intensity of the blur for cool looks.last_img read more

Alleged spy arrested by Punjab Police

first_imgThe Punjab Police on Friday said that its intelligence wing has arrested Ram Kumar, a resident of Fazilka district, from Jalandhar for allegedly being involved in espionage.Army movement“During preliminary questioning, Ram Kumar has revealed that he is working as an electrician with Military Engineer Service in Jalandhar cantt. since 2013. He was befriended on social media by a Pakistan-based intelligence operative and was asked to provide information about Indian Army units located along Indo-Pak. border and even movement of Army convoys in the area. He was also asked to provide details of specific Army units,” said an official statement.The statement added that Kumar has confessed to having passed on sensitive military information to his Pakistani handler over social media platforms. Mobile numbers“Apart from providing information, he had provided mobile numbers of military officers to Pakistani intelligence operatives. In lieu of providing information, he has been paid money on more than one occasion,” said the statement.“Post Pulwama terror attack incident, his handlers had become particularly inquisitive about the movement of Army units. Two mobile phones and four SIM cards have been recovered from him,” said the statement.An First Information Report has been registered against the accused under sections 3, 4, 5, 9 of the Official Secrets Act and 120-B of the IPC in Amritsar.last_img read more

Video: John Calipari After Towns’ Technical Foul Against LSU: “I Hope We Lose”

first_imgCoach Cal reacting to a Kentucky game.LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 03: head coach John Calipari of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts to a foul against his team during the first half against the UCLA Bruins at Pauley Pavilion on December 3, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)Kentucky pulled out a big win at LSU tonight to push its record to 24-0, but if you believe John Calipari, there were times tonight when he would have welcomed 23-1. Karl-Anthony Towns’ was called for a technical for hanging on the rim midway through the second half, which led to this amazing post-game moment on ESPN. As much fun as that videobomb is, Calipari was livid about the foul, at that point in the game. In the interview he said that he told the team that he hoped they would lose after the foul, and reiterated that point to open his post-game press conference. Calipari goes on to praise his talented freshman as a player and a person, but clearly this mistake, which could have proven incredibly costly in what wound up being a two point game, really bothered him.Kentucky hosts South Carolina this Saturday at 2 p.m.last_img read more

Former Rutgers QB Ryan Hart Calls Out Kyle Flood’s Decision To Switch Quarterbacks At Halftime

first_imgRutgers is in control of its season opener today, leading FCS Norfolk State 42-13 in the third quarter in Piscataway. It’s been a rough week for the Scarlet Knights, with five players arrested and later dismissed, and four more players suspended for the first half of today’s game. One of the players punished for the first half was quarterback Chris Laviano, who spent the entire off-season in a battle for the starting job with LSU transfer Hayden Rettig. Laviano’s suspension, for breaking curfew and using a fake ID, made Rutgers head coach Kyle Flood’s decision easy, as Rettig started this afternoon and played well in the first half. He completed 9-of-11 passes for 110 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score. Somewhat surprisingly, Flood elected to begin the second half with Laviano under center. It’s a choice that seems to indicate Laviano originally won the competition and Rettig only started because of circumstance. Or maybe Flood just wanted give both guys a shot. Whatever the reasoning, former Rutgers quarterback Ryan Hart was not happy with the move.  hart tweetsTwitter/ @RyanHart13Hart played for the Scarlet Knights from 2002-05. During his senior season, Flood was an assistant under Greg Schiano. He subsequently tweeted that he still supported the embattled coach despite the decision, but he clearly did not approve of it.For what it’s worth, Laviano has connected with wide receiver Leonte Carroo for a pair of third-quarter touchdowns. Looks like there could be a QB controversy in New Jersey.last_img read more

No winning ticket for Saturday nights 26 million Lotto 649 jackpot

first_imgTORONTO – No winning ticket was sold for the $26 million jackpot in Saturday night’s Lotto 649 draw.However, the guaranteed $1 million prize went to a ticket holder in Ontario.The jackpot for the next Lotto 649 draw on Apr. 25 will be approximately $30 million.last_img

Insurance policy for pipeline is result of exceptional situation says Trudeau

first_imgNEW YORK, N.Y. – Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says putting federal cash down as an insurance policy of sorts to get the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion built is the result of an “exceptional” political situation.Speaking in New York City a day after his government announced it would compensate Kinder Morgan for any delays in construction caused by political problems, Trudeau said he has every confidence the pipeline will proceed.“What we have proposed in our finance minister’s proposal yesterday is to remove some of the risk by providing a sort of insurance policy for this particular context of political risk,” Trudeau said. “It’s very much an exceptional situation.”Kinder Morgan halted non-essential spending on the project in April because of pending legal questions by the government of British Columbia, and the federal government now has just two more weeks to come to an agreement with the company before its May 31 deadline.The big political obstacle at play is the British Columbia government’s opposition to the project, and B.C.’s court challenge asking whether it has jurisdiction to regulate what flows through the pipeline even though Canada has jurisdiction to build it.That court challenge, filed in late April, could take months, if not years to sort out, and it has given jitters to pipeline investors who fear starting construction on the project is risky if there is a possibility no oil can ever flow through it.Those jitters are extending beyond the pipeline and threatening Canada’s competitiveness in the energy industry overall. Coupled with the unease created by the North American Free Trade Agreement’s meandering path to renegotiation — a politically imposed deadline to get a new deal in place passed by on Thursday — investor confidence in Canada is showing signs of trouble.The Bank of Canada said earlier this week that trade uncertainty due to issues like NAFTA will chill business investment in the country by two per cent this year.Combating those concerns was the main focus of much of Trudeau’s three-day trip to the United States this week, where he met with more than a dozen different business executives, pension fund managers and CEOs in New York and has more meetings planned in Boston Friday.None of those meetings involved the Trans Mountain pipeline however, Trudeau said. While Finance Minister Bill Morneau said Wednesday that if Kinder Morgan won’t build the pipeline there are others that will step in, Trudeau said he was not meeting with any such parties on this trip and is leaving the pipeline talks to Morneau.“I have tremendous confidence in our finance minister and the work he’s done with both the company in question and with leading voices and investors in the Canadian and global energy sector,” said Trudeau.“There are many people interested in seeing this project proceed.”Trudeau says Morneau has made many different contacts with people in the Canadian and global energy industries, and continues to have robust conversations with Kinder Morgan as well.Morneau would not say Thursday who else he is talking to about the pipeline project.“We’re at the table, we’ve got our sleeves rolled up, and certainly we look forward to continuing those discussions with Kinder Morgan,” he said.Trudeau said his conversations with investors this week have included reminding them that while he hopes for a speedy conclusion to NAFTA talks, Canada and the U.S. had a solid trading relationship before NAFTA existed and it is important but not the only element of the relationship now.“Trade between Canada and the United States in particular was robust, positive and extremely beneficial to both of our countries,” he said. “Regardless of how long it might take to renegotiate NAFTA — and I certainly hope it doesn’t take too much longer — the trade ties, the relationships, people to people, business to business, neighbour to neighbour will continue.”Trudeau would not directly address criticisms lobbed at him by United Conservative Party leader Jason Kenney this week. Kenney said he did not believe Trudeau was smart enough to grasp complex and nuanced political issues like Trans Mountain.“I welcome robust disagreements over policy, over issues, but it is not my practice and it is not I think helpful to make personal attacks to denigrate an individual,” he said. “My father raised me better than that and I’m not going to engage.”last_img read more

MI eye revenge against KXIP

first_imgMumbai: Revenge will be on their mind when Mumbai Indians lock horns with Kings XI Punjab, the hosts looking to stretch their winning run in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday. The previous encounter between the two teams in Mohali had ended in a comprehensive eight-wicket win for Kings XI, but home conditions at the Wankhede Stadium are expected to favour MI. MI enter the match high on confidence following successive victories over holders Chennai Super Kings and last edition’s finalists Sunrisers Hyderabad. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhSignificantly both these victories came mostly because of MI’s all-round bowling strength as the bowlers defended totals successfully. MI are also blessed with splendid batting firepower in the end overs from West Indian Kieron Pollard and Hardik Pandya. Kings XI, who too have been given a shot-in-the-arm by their six-wicket victory Monday night over Sunrisers, need to chip away at the top of the MI batting as well as ensure that the big-striking Pollard and Hardik don’t take away the game like they did when carving 45 runs in the last two overs against CSK to turn the game around. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterMI don’t even have anyone in the top-20 run scorers’ list this season, an indication of the depth in their batting, and have a superior fast bowling attack bolstered by the inclusion of West Indian pacer, Alzarri Joseph, who blew away Sunrisers with his record-breaking haul of 6/12 in Hyderabad in their previous game. The hosts have a formidable pace attack with Jasprit Bumrah and left-arm Jason Behrendorff also there, along with Joseph and Hardik, to utilise the bounce and carry on the Wankhede track. Kings XI, third on the table with eight points, have been top heavy in batting with K L Rahul and Mayank Agarwal leading the way with 200-plus aggregates and the indomitable Gayle too not far behind. In bowling, skipper Ravichandran Ashwin (7 wickets) has done well in five out of six games that the team has played and has got good support from the likes of Sam Curran, Mohammed Shami and Murugan Ashwin.last_img read more