Harambee Stars go designer for ‘Cairo look’

first_img0Shares0000The Harambee Stars consignment of outfits for the African Cup of Nations arrive at the team’s base in Marcoussis, Paris.PARIS, France, June 14 – Harambee Stars will not land in Cairo in your usual tracksuit or jersey and shorts, but have gone for a clean French look for their sojourn to the land of the pyramids ahead of next week’s African Cup of Nations.Stars have picked up a smart-casual outfit from renowned French designer Emannuelle Khan which they will don on their way to Egypt next week Wednesday. According to Wikipedia, Emmanuelle Khanh (12 September 1937 – 17 February 2017) was a French fashion designer, stylist and former model.  She was particularly known for her distinctive outsize eyewear, and was considered one of the leading young designers of the 1960s.Harambee Stars defender Philemon Otieno poses with his Emmanuelle Khahn suit after picking it up from the deliveryThe consignment arrived at the team’s training base at the National Rugby Centre in Marcoussis, Paris on Thursday night. The entire team, from the players, members of staff and members of the delegation will all drape in the outfit.It includes a white shirt, beige khaki pants and a navy blue coat. The outfit will be officially unveiled to the whole world on Wednesday morning, when the team departs for Cairo.“This is something great, I think we will look awesome,” said defender Musa Mohammed, with a huge chuckle on his face.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Braves notch yet another blowout

first_imgBALDWIN PARK — When Baldwin Park High School football coach James Heggins talks about running back Aaron Harris, his eyes light up a bit. They quickly tell a person how impressed he is with the junior. After Harris’ performance against Mountain View on Thursday night, Heggins repeated what he’s said before. “Some of things (Harris) does you can’t coach,” Heggins said. “You give him the football and the guys in front block and pave the way. He does the rest.” Harris has rushed for 833 yards during the past three games to go along with his 15 touchdowns. He has 1,142 yards on the ground with the season only half over. He helped Baldwin Park jump out to a 27-6 halftime lead. Harris scampered 43 yards for a touchdown early in the first quarter on his second carry to give Baldwin Park a 7-0 lead. After Mountain View quarterback Leander Benjamin found Mark Gutierrez for a 73-yard touchdown pass to cut the Braves’ lead to 7-6, Harris answered on the next play. He took another handoff and ran for a 70-yard touchdown to give Baldwin Park a 14-6 lead late in the quarter. The game wouldn’t get any closer. Harris added two more touchdowns in the second quarter. He scored on a 30-yard run and a 57-yard run. The 57-yarder came one play after an Andrew Natividad interception. “He’s a special guy,” the first-year coach said. Harris rushed for 255 yards and had his third straight game with five touchdowns to lead the Braves to an easy 61-13 win over the Vikings in a nonleague game. center_img Harris’ fifth touchdown came early in the fourth quarter when he ran for a 30-yard score to put the Braves up, 55-13. “He’s always going to be a special talent,” Heggins said. “And he’s only going to get better.” Baldwin Park quarterback Angel Acevedo scored two touchdowns. He kept the ball on the first play of the third quarter and ran up the middle untouched for an 84-yard touchdown. He scored his second touchdown on a 5-yard run in the third quarter. Natividad scored on a 20-yard fumble return when he picked up a loose ball. Ryan Rivas scored the Braves’ final touchdown on a 14-yard run. Benjamin and Gutierrez led the Vikings’ offense. They connected on another long scoring pass in the third quarter. Benjamin threw a perfect spiral to a streaking Gutierrez for a 65-yard score. It closed Baldwin Park’s lead to 34-13 at the time. Manuel Umana led Moutain View’s rushing attack. He carried the ball 16 times for 65 yards. 160Want 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

SA medics in Antarctic rescue

first_imgThe DC3, designed before the Second World War, is still in service in many parts of the world, including the cold white continent. While recording patient details into his laptop, paramedic Richard Mulder enjoys the sunshine despite the -24º temperature. (Images courtesy Richard Mulder) Queen Maud Land, Antarctic territory claimed by Norway, is the region of Antarctica closest to South Africa.Jennifer SternAntarctica is the end of the world.  It’s so far south that, in winter, the sun never rises above the horizon. It’s separated from the nearest permanently inhabited land by thousands of kilometres of wild and stormy ocean.Nothing grows there. There are no insects, and even bacteria can’t survive outdoors. It’s cold, white and unutterably beautiful. And the scientists who spend a few weeks or a few months or even a year there are – in the truest sense of the word – isolated.It’s not as bad now as it was in the days of Scott and Shackleton, when the families of intrepid explorers would not hear from their loved ones for a good couple of years, not knowing whether they were alive or dead, and simply living in hope that they’d turn up on the doorstep one day.We’ve come a long way since then. With email, satellite phone, radio, GPS and a host of electronic wizardry, communication with the rest of the world is relatively easy. So now, if someone gets sick, or is injured in the cold white wilderness of Antarctica, it’s not the death sentence it would have been 100 years ago.About 30 countries are signatory to the Antarctic Treaty, most of which have permanent or summer stations on and around the frozen continent.People who spend a year, or even just the summer, in this isolated part of the world have to be pretty special – and healthy. While every station has a doctor, or at least a paramedic, there is only so much that can be done out there on the ice.That’s why, in November 2008, the 11 countries with stations on Queen Maud Land – the part of Antarctica closest to South Africa – arranged with South Africa’s Netcare 911 and the Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital in Cape Town to provide emergency medical care when needed.  It seemed a sensible precaution, but no-one expected this understanding to be acted upon a mere six weeks after its signing. But that’s exactly what happened when Walter Seeberg suffered a heart attack on 17 December at the German Neumayer 2 Base on the Antarctic ice shelf in the northeast Weddell Sea.Seeberg had only been in Antarctica eight weeks, working as a technician on the base’s ventilation system, when he collapsed with chest pains. It was clear to the resident doctor that he had had a heart attack, and would need more sophisticated treatment than was available at the base.“They realised that he was in dire need of surgery, and then immediately called the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital,” says hospital manager Chris Tilney.As Dr Stephanie Fischer, a cardiac anaesthetist, was preparing to go to Seeberg’s aid, the hospital got news that Nikolay Rassalov, a crew member on a Russian ice breaker, had fallen and broken his ankle. It was decided to send Richard Mulder, a Netcare 911 paramedic, along as well.Mercy flightBy the evening of the 18th of December, only a day after receiving the first call, Fischer and Mulder were strapped in to their seats in an Ilyushin 76 cargo plane en route to Antarctica.“We landed at Russia’s Novolazarevskaya base in the Antarctic about six hours later,” says Mulder.“From there we were transferred to a smaller DC3 plane that is used to fly between the bases run by various countries on Antarctica. After a two-and-a-half-hour flight, we finally arrived at the German Neumayer 2 base.”Seeberg had been treated by the resident doctor and was in a stable condition when Fischer and Mulder arrived.“All the people at the German base were delighted to see us and they were most helpful. They helped us to keep him comfortable in order to attend to him,” says Fischer.It was fortunate that both Fischer and Mulder are fluent in German, which made communication at this critical time so much easier.“It was really just lucky that we were picked to go on the rescue mission, but it certainly made a difference,” says Mulder.Mulder and Fischer spent two days at the German base waiting for Rassolov to be moved from the Russian icebreaker to the nearby Norwegian base at Troll, about an hour from the German base.“We finally loaded Seeberg in the DC3 plane and flew to pick up Rassolov, who was suffering a great deal of discomfort. There, we had to communicate with hand signals because of the language barrier,” says Mulder.“It was really quite unusual, but we gave him pain medication, and made him as comfortable as possible. From there we headed back to Novolazarevskaya where we boarded the cargo plane once again for the return journey.”It was only after they had taken off that they realised how difficult it was to monitor Seeberg in the noisy cargo plane, which is not soundproofed like passenger planes.“We couldn’t hear the heart monitors, so we had to look at the movement of Seeberg’s chest and the colour of his face. But, fortunately, we were able to keep him stable until we arrived at the hospital,” says Fischer.They landed on Sunday 21 December 2008, and both patients were immediately admitted to the Netcare Christiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital. Rassolov was operated on for his fractured ankle the next day, and Seeberg underwent a five-hour heart bypass operation two days later, on Christmas Eve.While Seeberg was obviously not at his best, he was well enough to express his appreciation of the view of Table Mountain from his hospital bed.A wonderful experience“We were exhausted, but it was a most fulfilling and enriching experience,” says Mulder of the trip.“It was really a wonderful experience,” agrees Fischer.  “The lowest temperature we experienced was -38º. And it was unbelievable to see that the sun never sets there in summer. We called it ‘no-man’s-land’ because it is so extremely quiet – in fact there are no animals that make any sounds.”Both patients have been discharged and repatriated to their respective home countries.Related articlesHealthcare in South AfricaScience and technology in South Africa Saving albatross, on sea and land South Pole adventurers return Useful linksChristiaan Barnard Memorial Hospital Antarctic Treaty Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research South Africa’s Antarctic Programme Jobs in Antarctica (in case you’re inspired)last_img read more

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First World Forestry Congress for Africa

first_img4 May 2011For the first time in its 85-year history, the World Forestry Congress will come to Africa. The congress’s next gathering, held under the auspices of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), will take place in Durban in 2015.The announcement was made just before the February launch of 2011 as the International Year of Forests, a declaration of the UN General Assembly.“What we need during the International Year of Forests is to emphasise the connection between people and forests,” said the FAO’s assistant director-general for forestry Eduardo Rojas, “and the benefits that can accrue when forests are managed by local people in sustainable and innovative ways.”During its 140th session, held in December 2010, the FAO decided that Durban’s International Convention Centre (ICC) would be the ideal venue for the upcoming 14th congress, a week-long event.The ICC is fast growing in status as an international convention venue and is also scheduled to host the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change’s 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) later in 2011.South Africa’s national Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Daff) will host the world’s forestry experts in 2015. With 7 000 participants from 160 countries flocking to the previous event, held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2009, an estimated 10 000 delegates will make their way to Durban for the next event.The local economy is expected to benefit from the congress to the tune of R100-million (US$13.7-million).South African experts presented scientific papers and participated actively in South America, an experience that stood them in good stead when bidding for hosting rights for 2015. The city of Durban was easily able to snatch the prestigious event from its closest rival, Hyderabad in India.“We are extremely excited that we have won the bid to host this large conference at which many important discussions will take place regarding global forestry issues,” said the ICC’s acting CEO, Jeremy Hurter.According to Daff, South Africa’s involvement in the global dialogue on sustainable forest development has led to its vital contribution to the International Arrangements on Forests, a device of the UN Forum on Forests.The upcoming World Forestry Congress will also boost the country’s contribution to the conservation of the Congo Basin forests, through the Congo Basin Forest Partnership which was set up in September 2002 at the World Summit on Sustainable Development in Johannesburg.Looking after our forestsThe World Forestry Congress was launched in Rome in 1926 and takes place every six years. The event addresses a range of current silvicultural issues such as forest policy, biodiversity, international dialogue and socio-economic implications.In its 2008 publication titled Practical Guidance for Sustaining Forests in Development Cooperation, the World Bank reported that over 1.6-billion people depend on forests to survive, and a further 100-million have found employment in forestry-related industries.The organisation also said that 80% of the world’s remaining terrestrial biodiversity is found in forests, and about 66% of the entire world’s species live in forest areas.In addition, the leafy regions play a vital role in the regulation of the earth’s climate because trees trap carbon dioxide. FAO data suggests that trees and their surrounding soil hold as much as 1-trillion tons of carbon – double the amount found in the atmosphere. It’s not hard to see why trees are so important to the continued survival of the planet.The UN plans to use 2011 as the opportunity to raise awareness among policy makers and the public of the need to conserve, protect and manage forests in a sustainable way.According to the FAO, about 130 000 square kilometres of forest – and a tragic 100 animal and plant species – are lost every year to deforestation, whether because of conversion of forests to arable land, unsustainable logging, human encroachment, or bad land management practice. The World Bank estimates that these activities are responsible for up to 20% of annual greenhouse gas emissions.Green South AfricaSouth Africa is home to one of the largest human-made forests on earth – the city of Johannesburg. A report on the city’s website states that although there are some 10-million trees growing in Johannesburg, it is classed as an urban forest rather than a rain forest because it doesn’t get enough annual rainfall to qualify as the latter – albeit human-made.Elsewhere in the country, about 1.3-million hectares of South Africa’s surface area are covered by lush green planted forests, used for commercial purposes. The forestry sector employs almost 170 000 people, and adds R16-billlion ($2.2-billion) to the national economy.South Africa also has rich indigenous forests, which have been inventoried by Daff and are now closely monitored and protected. Some 530 000 hectares of dense growth occur mainly along the coastal areas and the eastern and southern escarpments, as well as in isolated valleys and ravines.A number of these natural forest regions, such as the Tsitsikamma National Park – now encompassed in the Garden Route National Park – are important tourist attractions.First published by MediaClubSouthAfrica.com – get free high-resolution photos and professional feature articles from Brand South Africa’s media service.last_img read more

Premiere Tip! How to Create Subclips in Adobe Premiere

first_imgUse subclips in Adobe Premiere Pro to pull selects and better organize your projects!It’s often best to break your footage up into smaller clips so you can organize, and then locate, specific shots in your project.  This is especially true for interviews, where you may need to locate a specific quote quickly without any visual cues to find the shot.   This is where subclips in Adobe Premiere Pro come in!While you could set In and Out points and then drop those parts on to the timeline this isn’t the most efficient way way to work.  Instead, work through your footage, breaking each clip down into smaller subclips.  Assign each subclip a unique name that makes it more easily identifiable in the project.  For example, the footage in the below clip is called ‘Lakes_Animals’ which is ok, but there are several animals in this clip.  When breaking this clip out into smaller subclips, it would be best if I gave each subclip a name that appropriately represents the animal (or insect) in that particular shot.So how do I do create subclips in Adobe Premiere Pro?First, double click the footage in Premiere to open it in the Source Monitor. Set an In point and an Out point for the piece you want to subclip out.Source Monitor with In & Out pointsOnce you have your In and Out points set out there are several ways to create your sub-clip.Click on the ‘Clip’ menu and choose the second option ‘Make Subclip…’.Right click the Source Monitor and choose ‘Make Subclip…’ from about a third of the way down.Hold the Control key on a PC or the Command key on a Mac and drag the clip to the Project Panel.  You will get this option:Subclip renaming optionMake sure you use this to give the subclip a name that actually means something to you!   For example, if it were part of a long interview, use a title to express what the subject was saying.  This makes it more easily searchable for when you want to find it and add it to the timeline later.  Searchability is key!Re-named Sub-clip & Original Clip with In & Out Points RemovedHave any Adobe Premiere Pro workflow tips to share?We want to hear from you in the comments!last_img read more

Your Transactional Sales Job Is Already Gone – Episode 140

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Top-seeded UNC overcomes slow 1st half to beat Iona

first_imgWintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Liberty upsets Mississippi for 1st NCAA tournament win Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next North Carolina’s Luke Maye, right, loses control of the ball after colliding with Iona’s Tajuan Agee during the second half of a first-round game in the NCAA men’s college basketball tournament in Columbus, Ohio, Friday, March 22, 2019. North Carolina won 88-73. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon)COLUMBUS, Ohio — North Carolina completed a perfect first round for top seeds in this NCAA Tournament, but not before Iona became the latest No. 16 seed to show these matchups are no sure thing.Cameron Johnson scored 21 points, and North Carolina quickly erased a five-point halftime deficit to hot-shooting Iona, going on to win 88-73 on Friday night.ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES View comments McGill finished with 26 points, including 7-for-9 shooting from beyond the arc for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference champion Gaels, who are one-and-done in the tournament for the fourth straight season. They’re still seeking their first NCAA win after 13 trips.Asante Gist had 17 points and Andrija Ristanovic scored 11 for Iona.Nassir Little added 19 points for UNC.BIG PICTUREIona: The Gaels hit 10 of 21 3-point tries in the first half but managed just five more on 20 tries the rest of the way. They couldn’t overcome the missed shots as they were beaten up on the boards.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants Google Philippines names new country director Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other The Tar Heels (28-6), who came into the tournament as a top seed for a record 17th time, advanced to play Washington in the second round of the Midwest Region on Sunday. They’re hoping to reach their 11th Final Four.Much like Gardner-Webb did earlier Friday against No. 1 seed Virginia — which last year became the first top seed to lose in the first round — Iona surprised the Tar Heels early with their energy and outside shooting. Ricky McGill made all four of his 3-point attempts in the opening half as the Gaels (17-16) led by as many as eight and took a 38-33 lead into halftime.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIona’s advantage disappeared quickly. Johnson’s 3-pointer and Luke Maye’s jumper tied it 39 seconds into the second half, and an 18-4 run put North Carolina back on track.The bigger and stronger Tar Heels dominated the boards, outrebounding Iona 52-26 and getting 25 second-chance points. After shooting 44.3 percent the first half, they hit 63 percent in the second and led by as many as 20 points. PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss MOST READ North Carolina: The Tar Heels won’t have the luxury of playing as poorly as they did in the first half if they want to make a deep tournament run.UP NEXTNorth Carolina plays Washington in next round.last_img read more