first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSANTA CLARA – No need to tell the 49ers how menacing a pass rusher Justin Houston can be.Houston played a pivotal role in the biggest play of the 49ers’ 2018 season, a play in which Jimmy Garoppolo sustained a season-ending knee injury as he fled Houston’s pass rush at Kansas City in Week 3.The Chiefs released Houston on Sunday, making the eight-year veteran immediately available for the 49ers or others to start …last_img read more

first_imgThe equipment to set-up the cinema is portable and can be taken anywhere. (Image: The Sunshine Cinema)Using solar energy for power, the Sunshine Cinema screens short films of uplifting and useful content, targeting youth and rural communities, to promote self-empowerment by sharing practical ways to improve life.Sunshine Cinema produces a range of “how to” videos and facilitates workshops, as well as makes narrative-based short films that address social issues.Sydelle Willow Smith, the co-founder of Sunshine Cinema, told Redbull Amaphiko, “a collaborative platform for social entrepreneurs who want to change their corner of the world”: “We’re a collaboration between the skills development collective, The Shift, and the documentary filmmakers, Makhulu.”The group chose to use solar power, she said, because as filmmakers and design innovators they had worked in a variety of environments where electricity was not prevalent, and because renewable is sustainable. “We use solar power because we’re passionate about sustainable forms of energy.”RURAL AND DISENFRANCHISED BENEFITThe filmmakers decided to take their productions to the rural and disenfranchised people who were marginalised and did not get the opportunity to view their work.“As filmmakers from privileged backgrounds,” Smith said, “we felt we were often making films in areas where the people we were filming wouldn’t get a chance to see the work. This was problematic so we wanted to find ways to bring films to communities across the digital divide.“We screen community-tailored documentary content in the hope of promoting skills development, dialogues and enabling communities to become their own ‘engines of development.’”The screenings differ but in general they start with warm-up games to connect with the audience, before the viewers are shown the solar-powered cinema kit. “We then screen a selection of short films, including documentaries and our DIY tutorial clips for the day.”RECEPTION OF FILMSAnd the movies are well-received. “[The reception is] fantastic, everyone loves a cinema,” said Smith. “In the last two years we’ve visited diverse communities, youth, farmworkers and rural women’s groups, and all have responded well. We ran a record-breaking crowd-funding campaign on Thundafund and we’ve been featured on local and international media platforms.”Smith singles out the screening workshop in the township of Langa, in Cape Town. “One of the most impactful screening workshops we’ve hosted was in Langa, where we showed a video on how to make seats out of discarded tyres. It was a fantastic experience.“After our tyre seat workshop we screened a local animation film called Khumba. This meant the kids could roll their seats into the makeshift cinema we had created and watch their favourite cartoon.”CHALLENGES AND PLANS FOR THE FUTURESunshine Cinema started as a worthy idea but snowballed into a demanding start-up enterprise, according to Smith.“This rapid growth for Sunshine Cinema has been driven by a small team, which we would love to grow so that we can scale our impact too. Accessing early stage funding is never easy, and most of Sunshine Cinema’s development to date has been funded by the founding partners.”The Sunshine Cinema team will be going on a roadshow in August. “We’re partnering with other organisations to test the reception of the cinema beyond South Africa’s borders. We’ll be travelling from Cape Town to Kenya conducting research about our approach. We’re also working on making our content easily accessible to a wider audience.”last_img read more

first_img SharePrint RelatedJoin in the Geocaching Adventure at the Wild Canyon Games!March 29, 2011In “Community”Wild Canyon Games 2012 – Extreme GeocachingJune 8, 2012In “Community”Geocaching Games Find Growing PopularityApril 18, 2012In “Community” Here’s a multiple choice geocaching question: The adventure of geocaching goes well with…?A) Extreme BikingB) SwimmingC) Zip LiningD) All of the Above (and more)If you chose D, you’re right. And you can find geocaching along with these activities at Wild Canyon Games.Wild Canyon Games is the ultimate team-based adventure race competition. This weekend event pushes adults to challenge themselves physically, mentally, and emotionally. Teams of adventurers compete in various events, including a triathlon (biking, swimming, and running), adrenaline activities like zip lines and a ropes course, and an intensive geocaching course. The geocaching course at Wild Canyon Games has teams competing to find the highest “point total” worth of geocaches in a limited amount of time. You better train hard and plan your course well if you want to win this geocaching competition – it includes 350 geocaches hidden over 170 square miles.The Wild Canyon games adventure race gives teams the opportunity to strive for a common goal. Our team of Groundspeak Lackeys had so much fun at last year’s race that we are sending two teams this year. Join us at this amazing event in Oregon, USA. Registration is almost full, check it out at www.WildCanyonGames.org!Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

first_imgGreater Noida, Oct 15 (PTI) Karnataka did not impose a follow-on against Jharkhand despite taking a huge first innings lead as their Group B Ranji Trophy match ended in a predictable draw here today. Riding on Ishan Kishans brilliant unbeaten 159, Jharkhand were all out for 374 in their first innings in the morning session in reply to Karnatakas 577 for 6 declared. But surprisingly, Karnataka did not force a follow-on despite taking a 203-run first innings lead at the Greater Noida Sports Complex Ground. Karnataka batted for the second time and they were 162 for 3 in 53.4 overs on the fourth and final day and predictably the match ended in a draw. Karun Nair and Kunain Abbas remained not out 54 and 51 respectively as the two teams decided to call off the match. Nairs 54 not out came from 86 balls and was studded with six boundaries while Abbas faced 97 deliveries for his 51 not out and hit eight fours and one six. For Jharkhand, Samar Quadri took three wickets for 62 runs. Earlier, Jharkhand added 65 runs today after resuming at 309 for 6. Overnight centurion Ishan Kishan added 42 runs to remain not out on 159. He hit 16 fours and seven sixes while facing 211 balls. Karnataka collected three points for taking the first innings lead while Jharkhand got one. Brief Scores: Karnataka: 577/6 declared & 162/3 in 53.4 overs (Karun Nair 54 not out; Kunain Abbas 51 not out) Jharkhand: 374 all out in 115.1 overs (Ishan Kishan 159 not out; Krishnappa Gowtham 3/97, Shreyas Gopal 3/114). PTI PDS PDSlast_img read more

first_imgThe People Concern, a nonprofit organization leading the effort to end homelessness in Los Angeles, announced today its first-ever gala event, “Celebrating Change,” will take place Sunday, April 29 at Casa Vertigo in downtown Los Angeles.The gala celebrates more than 55 years of life-saving work, and funds raised will go directly toward helping homeless individuals by providing much needed services including mental health care, housing services, domestic violence services, life skills, income assistance, medical care and outreach.Celebrity supporters of The People Concern who may be in attendance include David Arquette, Greg Germann, Marcia Cross, Seth Green, Kymberly Marciano-Strauss and Annabeth Gish. The gala will include a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception beginning at 5pm, followed by a three-course sit down dinner at 6:30pm, a special appeal hosted by KTLA’s Sam Rubin and live entertainment to follow. The attire for the evening is semi-formal and a hosted valet will be provided.During the event, The People Concern Executive Director John Maceri will honor Steaven K. Jones, a passionate board member and longtime supporter of the organization for more than two decades. Maceri will also make a special presentation honoring the memory of William Keck, Jr. and the tremendous impact he has made for the Los Angeles community and The People Concern.“The rate of homelessness in Los Angeles County is at an all-time high, totaling nearly 58,000,” said Maceri, who has been connected to the cause for nearly 20 years. “The People Concern empowers the most vulnerable among us and continues to be a leading advocate of the “Housing First” model, placing program participants in stable housing followed by comprehensive, integrated services necessary to sustain housing. As a result, 95 percent of those housed by The People Concern remained housed forever. This gala will raise much-needed funds to further our mission that everyone should be housed, healthy and safe.”For more information or to purchase tickets, click here. For information about event sponsorships email events@thepeopleconcern.org.last_img read more

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 1, 2017 – Nassau – Coral Harbour Base, 30 OCT. ‘17 (RBDF): For Petty Officer Anthon Gardiner, Telley as he is called by those who know him well, the Scotia Bank 2018 Calendar competition presented him a unique opportunity to receive unbiased feedback on his new found love, photography.And that he did.   His photo Sunrise out at East End Point, captured the hearts of the judges and will be leading the ScotiaBank 2018 Calendar off, being featured in January.   He was presented his official award at Bahamas National Trust Wine & Arts Festival held over the weekend.He has been involved in photography a relatively short time.   Back in 2015, Petty Officer Anthon Gardiner bought a drone because it was a cool and trendy big-boy-toy. He took pride in flying it and began taking photos simply because it was an option in the drone he purchased.What he didn’t expect was that his interest would grow exponentially in capturing imagery.   He began studying online tutorials from global artists about photography and editing and began posting some of his favorites on his Instagram handle Telley G Aerial Photos. Gardiner also purchased a good DSLR camera and began shooting photos all around New Providence.He felt he found his calling and his goal became to “bring the beauty of The Bahamas to the world.’   He wasn’t sure how to digest the praises from his followers, as they gushed and awed at his photos, high-fiving him for his creative eye. Until Now.   He plans to continue shooting and creating masterpieces, bringing vivid images of our way of life to the world.Petty Officer Gardiner joined the Force in April 2001 as a member of Entry 36 along with Woman Entry 8.   He has served his entire career as an engineer, currently billeted as the Chief Engineer onboard HMBS Leon L. Smith.Photo shows: Petty Officer Anthon Gardiner with his wife Lieutenant Gardiner at the Bahamas National Trust Wine & Arts Festival held over the weekend. Also shown are photography work done by himself. (For further information please contact the RBDF Public Relations Department or visit our website: www.rbdf.gov.bs, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and view our Youtube channel) -rbdf-#GuardOurHeritage Press Release: RBDF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

first_img All the cool new gadgets at CES 2019 Angela Lang/CNET Smart mirrors are popping up everywhere at CES 2019 and Capstone Connected Home is jumping in the game with a Google Assistant-enabled model. The touchscreen mirror allows you to download apps from the Google Play store, stream YouTube and ask Google Assistant anything you would in a standard smart speaker. You can also compose emails and messages by typing directly on the mirror. Voice control in the mirror can recognize six different voices and log users in and out of Google accounts. The company says this method still keeps user data private. The mirror does require the Capstone Connected Control Hub. The hub is also a touchscreen device, like a tablet, that acts as the command center for the mirror. You can hang the Capstone Smart Mirror or stand it up on a counter. The mirror will be available in multiple sizes, beginning with a 19-inch by 22-inch model in early 2019. Pricing information is not yet available.  Google Assistant CES Products Google CES 2019 0 Share your voice Post a comment Tags 85 Photos CES 2019: See all of CNET’s coverage of the year’s biggest tech show. CES schedule: It’s six days of jam-packed events. Here’s what to expect. Smart Homelast_img read more

first_imgAdani Ports and Special Economic Zone (Adani Ports) shares gained as much as 11 percent on Tuesday to hit a 52-week high on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) in response to its upbeat September quarter (Q2) results. Consolidated net profit of the company rose 61 percent year-over-year to Rs 1,091 crore and revenues increased 21 percent to Rs 2,183 crore.The share price closed with a gain of 9.43 percent at Rs 312.60, slightly lower than the 52-week high of Rs 317. It was also the biggest Sensex gainer on Tuesday as well.The company had reported a net profit of Rs 678 crore on total revenues of Rs 1,808 crore in the corresponding quarter last fiscal.In Q2, container volumes increased 30 percent on a year-over-year basis, while consolidated cargo volumes rose 17 percent.”Healthy growth in cargo volumes, operational efficiencies and our efforts to change the mix of bulk cargo beyond coal has enabled us to report all-round growth in our financial numbers. With Make in India scheme of Govt of India likely to take off in the near future, our SEZ monetization is expected to gain momentum,” Adani Ports CEO Karan Adani said in a regulatory filing to the BSE.”Implementation of GST will help our Logistic arm to expand further. With our port to Hinterland connectivity further improving we would be truly a fully integrated player providing end to end service to our customers. This will result in higher volume and financial growth,” he added.Adani Enterprises, on the other hand, reported a 62.7 percent drop in net profit to Rs 80.69 crore in Q2 from Rs 216.79 crore in the year-ago period; revenues also fell to Rs 1,797.73 crore from Rs 1,979.94 crore, YoY.The share price closed at Rs 67.60, down 5.26 percent from its previous close.The BSE Sensex edged 87 points lower to end at 28,091 on a day when most Tata Group shares lost, reacting to the management rejig at Tata Sons that saw Cyrus Mistry being removed as chairman of the holding company. Ratan Tata succeeded him as the interim head.last_img read more

first_img UN chief urges India & Pakistan to exercise ‘maximum restraint’ on Kashmir, recalls Simla agreement The tweets have no local content, which normally should have been available to a Kashmiri present on the ground.IANSDespite the communications lockdown in Jammu and Kashmir since August 4 night, the Twitter handle of Hurriyat hawk Syed Ali Shah Geelani has apparently been active, putting out anti-India tweets regularly.Tweets from the handle @sageelani_ were largely in praise of Pakistan and Major General Asif Ghafoor, the Director-General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR). The earlier Twitter handle @sageelani was suspended in June for its vitriolic anti-India and separatist content.The current handle has been active on a daily basis, and there is every likelihood of it being handled from across the border. The handle reflects Pakistan’s current thinking regarding the events in Kashmir after the revocation of its special status.The tweets have no local content, which normally should have been available to a Kashmiri present on the ground.Take for instance an August 4 tweet. It says “#IndiaUsingClusterBombs Pakistan we need your help!! #KashmirUnderThreat”. Pakistan alleged that India had used cluster bombs on its civilians living along the border that day. The tweet is a give-away that the handle is being managed by the ISPR, the media wing of the Pakistan Armed Forces.The handle specifically eulogises and thanks Asif Ghafoor, who is the head of the media wing. The ISPR is known to run fake pro-Kashmiri and anti-India handles to keep the separatist fire burning among the people of the valley.Separatist hawk Geelani is known not to run his Twitter handles. His earlier account, now suspended, was run by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC).Geelani was put under house arrest, as numerous other separatist leaders, ahead of revocation of Article 370 that gave special status to Kashmir, and division of the state into two Union Territories — J&K and Ladakh. Closelast_img read more

first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar (L) visits Shri Krishna Medical College and Hospital (SKMCH) as more than 100 children lost their life due Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur on 18 June 2019. Photo: AFPTen more children died Tuesday from a mysterious brain fever potentially linked to lychees, officials said, taking the death toll to 113 this month and sparking angry protests in India’s poorest Bihar state.Sixty children, mostly under the age of 10 and malnourished, are undergoing treatment after an outbreak of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Muzaffarpur district of the eastern state.Bihar health department official Ashok Kumar Singh told AFP that ten children died on Tuesday, taking the overall death count in June to 113.“Six children were discharged after being treated for AES,” Singh said.He warned that the toll may rise with fresh cases trickling-in, as dozens undergo treatment in packed hospital wards. Television images showed several children to a bed.On Tuesday, dozens of people gathered outside the main hospital in Muzaffarpur to accuse local authorities of acting too slowly and of not caring.The state’s health minister came in for particular criticism after asking reporters about the score in India’s cricket match against Pakistan on Sunday during a news conference on the crisis.“Bihar’s Health Minister Mangal Pandey seems more worried about cricket score than the death of children,” tweeted Randeep Surjewala of the opposition Congress party.Rabri Devi, another opposition figure, called the deaths “cold-blooded murder”.“Children are dying because of a lack of medicines and treatment,” she tweeted.Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar Tuesday faced angry protesters as he made his first visit to the state-run Sri Krishna Medical College, where most of the children have died.Reporters were barred from entering the facility, and the families of sick children were kept away from the premises.Outbreaks occur annuallyThe disease sets in rapidly and is characterised by plummeting blood sugar, high fever, convulsions and paralysis. It is caused by viruses, bacteria and toxins spread in different ways.Outbreaks have occurred annually during summer months in the same districts since 1995, typically coinciding with the lychee season.Apart from 2014 when a record 357 children died in the state, the annual death toll is usually much lower.Several years ago US researchers said the brain disease could be linked to a toxic substance found in lychees, the tropical fruit.They also said more study was needed to uncover the cause of the illness, known locally as Chamki Bukhar, which is fatal in a third of cases.The National Human Rights Commission has asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government and Kumar state authorities to report any “possible flaw” in implementation of vaccination and awareness programmes.An editorial in the Hindu newspaper Tuesday said the deaths could have “easily been prevented with some foresight and early care”.It said in 2014 an Indo-US expert team had saved 74 percent of sick children through a simple medical intervention.“It is appalling that this year the government failed to raise awareness on this strategy.”Bihar is one of India’s poorest states and home to almost 100 million people. It has also been hit by a heatwave in recent weeks with temperatures of 45 degrees Celsius (113 Fahrenheit) that has left 91 people dead since the weekend.Most of the children affected by the brain fever come from poor families who struggle to get even one healthy meal a day. Often the kids gorge on free-growing lychees on an empty stomach.last_img read more