Terry Walgren Tournament kicks off play Friday

first_imgThe Lakeside Pitches will be filled with excitement as the Nelson Youth Soccer hosts the annual Terry Walgren Tournament beginning Friday. Teams from Creston, Fernie, Invermere, Cranbrook, Salmon Arm and Kelowna join the host Nelson Selects for three days of action.The tournament kicks off Friday with play in the U16 and U18 divisions.Saturday is a full slate of games before the tourney concludes Sunday with divisional finals.All action is set for the Lakeside playing fields.last_img

Mallard’s Team of the Week — Nelson Firefighters

first_imgThe Nelson Professional Firefighters team is ready to get back onto the pitch and Mallard’s Source for Sports is ready to help with Team of the Week honours. Now that the smoke has cleared, Nelson Youth Soccer can get back to kicking the ball around down at the Lakeside Pitch.The local association has less than a month remaining in the outdoor season.last_img

Semenya sensational in Berlin

first_img20 August 2009 Women ‘not supposed to run so fast!’ Praise Won going awaySo dominant was Semenya that she won going away by about 20 metres, finishing 2.45 seconds clear of defending champion Janeth Jepkosgei, who picked up second in 1:57.90, which was her season’s best time. Gideon Sam, president of the South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (Sascoc), praised Semenya for her achievement, saying it was made all the more remarkable by the fact that she had to deal with the distraction of media allegations around her gender on the day of the race. In interviews with her family members on other radio stations, her grandmother scoffed at suggestions that Semenya is anything but a woman, saying she had raised her and she knew what her gender was. She said jokes had always been made about Semenya being the only girl in a boys’ football team when she was growing up. South Africa’s Caster Semenya shrugged off a controversy over her gender to win the 800 metres for women with a commanding performance at the IAAF World Championships in Berlin on Wednesday – becoming South Africa’s first ever athletics world champion in the middle distances. “We are proud of the fact we send ‘clean teams’ to global events, and we would take strong action against a federation if this didn’t prove to be the case. Leading up to the race, there was some controversy surrounding Semenya’s gender, with some suggesting that she is not a woman. An interesting point of view, suggested by East Coast Radio DJ Daryl Illbury on Thursday morning, was that Semenya was not being questioned because of the way she looks, but rather because, as he put it, women are “not supposed to run so fast”! Illbury, by the way, was firmly in the 800 metres star’s corner. “We have every faith in Athletics South Africa and the team they selected to attend the World Championships in Berlin,” Sam said in a statement on Thursday. In the medal-deciding race, Semenya led after a fast first lap of 56.83 seconds, and when she put the hammer down on the second lap, no one could stay with her. The 18-year-old went on to a superb victory in one minute 55.45 seconds, a personal best and the fastest time in the world this season. Semenya, at 18 years of age, has her best years ahead of her, and could still improve dramatically. She could be the woman to better the long-standing world record, given her relative youth and potential; it was only last month that she recorded a time of 1:56.72 at the African Youth Championships to catch the world’s attention. In the final in Berlin, she smashed that time. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Jennifer Meadows of Great Britain claimed the bronze medal in 1:57.93, a personal best, but nobody came close to challenging the muscular South African. World record “We condemn the way she was linked with such media speculation and allegation, especially on a day she ran in the final of her first major world event.” The women’s 800 metres world record of 1:53.28, established by Czech athlete Jarmila Kratochvilova in 1983, is one of the oldest records in the book. Although nothing has ever been proven, a lot of doubts have been expressed about the legitimacy of Kratochvilova’s record, because of her muscular build at the time, and the fact that she came out of one of the then Eastern Bloc countries, which were notorious for their use of doping.last_img read more

Oil refinery ‘will save SA billions’

first_img Source: BuaNews 18 October 2010 The proposed Mthombo crude oil refinery will help South Africa escape from the “dependency trap” of having to import refined automotive products, ultimately saving the country billions of rands, says President Jacob Zuma. At the same time, the refinery, to be built at the Coega Industrial Development Zone near Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, would showcase South Africa’s competitive ability to its counterparts globally. Construction on the refinery, which will be the biggest in Africa, is expected to start in 2012, which would bring the refinery on stream by 2015. The US$11-billion refinery, which would have a 400 000 barrel a day capacity, is meant to ensure security of fuel supply in South Africa. The country is currently dependent on international oil companies to provide for its liquid fuel energy needs. “With Project Mthombo, this country stands to save an estimated R12.6-billion a year in energy costs once the refinery is running, and could export oil across Africa,” Zuma said last week. Zuma was speaking during a visit to PetroSA’s gas-to-liquid refinery in Mossel Bay in the Western Cape. The visit by Zuma and Energy Minister Dipuo Peters was to obtain a first-hand account of PetroSA’s operations, his office said. “We welcome the fact that PetroSA is making its impact, not only in job creation but in empowering the people as well. It employs close to 2 000 people, while 27 500 more will be absorbed within the crude oil refinery that is planned,” Zuma said. Zuma welcomed the impressive growth of PetroSA following its successful merger of Mossgas, Soekor and parts of the Strategic Fuel Fund in 2002. PetroSA is reaching markets in Europe, the United States, Caribbean, Middle East and Far East, which Zuma said was an important achievement. He also commended the National Oil Company for the role it was playing in reducing the country’s dependence on imported refined fuel. last_img read more

Top Brand Pack of 8 Extra Large Foam Hair Rollers [1 1/4″ in diameter] – Good value for money.

first_imgGreat rollers, so soft and flexible. No problem wearing them to bed, only thing if you like me have long and thick hair, buy two packs so you don’t run out halfway though. I might look like a crazy person wearing them but it’s all worth it in the morning when my hair looks great. Perfect for pin-up hairstyles and victory rolls. Great bouncy curls that lasted two days. Bought these in several different sizes for more natural looking curls. Did not need any setting sprays/lotions or hair spray at all. Results may vary for those who have thicker or wiry strands of hair. I just put the curls in and wrap my head with a scarf to keep curlers in place while i sleep. These extra large foam curlers are lovely to sleep in. I could not do without them. Need 2 packs of 8 for whole head. Here are the specifications for the Top Brand Pack of 8 Extra Large Foam Hair Rollers [1 1/4″ in diameter]:Pack Of 8 Extra Large Foam RollersBrand New In PacketEasy To Use I have relaxed afro hair and wanted to experiment with styles and lay off blow drying so i bought this along with a bonnet dryer. The rollers did the job first time. Be careful how you take the curls out to avoid any frizz. They lost their shape after though so unsure of the result the next time i try to use them (i have super thick hair though). Reviews from purchasers :Great to wear to bedNot what I’d call X-LargeI didn’t really measure the size of the rollers. Useful for some hair applications. Cheaper than the ones i got from the top high street chemist and far better quality. The foam doesn’t lose it’s shape and the plastic is much better made. Sleep in mine as i use them in a wet set for a vintage look. Very convenient and comfortable. Great rollers, so soft and flexible. No problem wearing them to bed, only thing if you like me have long and thick hair, buy two packs so you don’t run out halfway though. I might look like a crazy person wearing them but it’s all worth it in the morning when my hair looks great. Perfect for pin-up hairstyles and victory rolls. Bought 2 packs of hair rollers for the wife as she seems to keep mislaying some or there must be a place in the house where stuff seems to be hiding. She was quite pleased with this item as they resemble what she had before and not knowing what womens stuff costs , and they seemed reasonably priced ( i just guessed ), they came pretty quickly. Good service so may use again. Very convenient and comfortable. These extra large foam curlers are lovely to sleep in. I could not do without them. Need 2 packs of 8 for whole head. Bought 2 packs of hair rollers for the wife as she seems to keep mislaying some or there must be a place in the house where stuff seems to be hiding. She was quite pleased with this item as they resemble what she had before and not knowing what womens stuff costs , and they seemed reasonably priced ( i just guessed ), they came pretty quickly. Good service so may use again. Delivered on time and i was delighted with the purchase. Would definitely recommend and use again. Will check out other items for future purchases. Not extra large and the clips keep coming apart. Not impressed with them and have put them in a charity bag. They absolutely do their task,are quite comfortable when sleeping,great for shorter hair i think as mine is incredibly very long,would definetly propose. Useful for some hair applications. Good hair rollers, a very good price and free delivery. I brought these rollers expecting them to be much larger than they were’ unquestionably not what id phone extra-large’ far more like little. Was really unhappy as they grip in definitely perfectly and are comfortable ample to rest in’ but i have extensive hair which is very thick in texture’ so i essential a roller 4xs larger than this. Cheaper than the ones i got from the top high street chemist and far better quality. The foam doesn’t lose it’s shape and the plastic is much better made. Sleep in mine as i use them in a wet set for a vintage look. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-11-08 10:58:39Reviewed Item Pack of 8 Extra Large Foam Hair Rollers [1 1/4″ in diameter]Rating 2.0 / 5  stars, based on  30  reviewsPrice£5.92last_img read more

CES 2011 Preview: 3 Mobile Trends to Expect

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Of course, others suspect the Verizon iPhone will be LTE-capable, too, pointing to remarks made by Seidenberg himself as proof. That wouldn’t surprise us either – Apple isn’t known for adopting older standards, but rather likes to push the envelope when it comes to new technology. However, a CDMA-compatible iPhone would be ready to expand to other networks, too, like Sprint or MetroPCS, if Apple ever wanted to go after volume at some later date.CES 2011 will at least give us the first piece of this puzzle – the details on the 4G Android phones. But we’ll probably have to wait until later to hear whether or not Apple’s new phone will go 4G/LTE as well.Trend #3: 3D / Mobile TVThere isn’t much information about this yet, but LG Electronics is reportedlygoing to unveil a new line of mobile TV products, including 3D mobile TV which will let you watch 3D digital broadcasts, without special 3D eyeglasses, even when traveling in mobile vehicles up to 200 Kilometers per Hour (3D TV on the plane)? The tech will reportedly be demonstrated with a 7-inch device. Samsung’s “Android iPod Touch,” the Galaxy Player, will support mobile TV, too. (Specifically T-DMB, a mobile TV standard supported in parts of Asia and Europe).Other lesser-known brands will also offer mobile TV products, like Axel Technologies’ Fuugo app designed to stream video, including both Internet video and mobile TV, to mobile devices. Fuugo will support the major international mobile and over-the-air broadcast TV standards from North American ATSC and ATSC-M/H to European DVB-T and DVB-H to Latin American SBTVD-T/One-seg. The company says it’s compatible with iOS and Android.Meanwhile, a company called Cydle will promote a mobile TV receiver for iPhone.There will be surely be others, too. But we’ll wait for the hands-on reviews from gadget blogs before we call out any of these as a winning solution. It will be fun to watch, though. The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is almost upon us, and this time, it appears the general theme is “evolution” not “revolution.” Like 2010’s event, there will be e-books and tablets and newer and better TVs. There will be more 3D and Web-connected devices, including TVs, Blu-ray players and set-top boxes. And yes, that list sounds a lot like last year’s and even the year before.A recent Reuters report went so far as to say that the CES 2011 gadget fest’s “sizzle fizzles.” Oh dear! But we’re not in the same boat. For mobile enthusiasts – industry folk and consumers alike – there is stil plenty to look forward to from CES 2011, even if it lacks a big reveal, like the long-awaited Verizon iPhone.Trend #1: Usable Android TabletsLike last year, there will be tablets aplenty at CES, but this time around, they might be tablets you’ll actually buy. Sprint’s president of its business markets group, Paget Alves, recently told FierceWireless.com that he expects there will be “at least 12 different tablets” that will be unveiled at CES 2011. Other sources, like CNET for example, say there will be more. In fact, CNET says there will be tablets from Acer, Archos, Asus, Creative, Dell, Entourage, Fusion Garage, LG, Motorola, MSI, Notion Ink, Samsung, Toshiba and ViewSonic. sarah perez Related Posts The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology The majority of these tablets will run Google’s Android operating system, of course. Manufacturers are ready to reveal their lower or competitively priced iPad alternatives at last, and thanks to advances in the Android OS itself, many of these tablets will actually be usable, a big change from last year’s show. “Honeycomb,” Google’s code-name for its new tablet-ready version of Android expected to launch in March 2011, will offer support for larger screen sizes, and it will even offer APIs (application programming interfaces) to developers which will allow an Android application to split its views into multiple views, like side-by-side, instead of one after the other, such as on a phone.Plus, as a bonus, there may be a reveal of a new Microsoft tablet too. Will it run Windows 7 or will Microsoft surprise us instead? Maybe even with a reveal of a tablet-friendly Windows 8?Trend #2: First 4G Phones (and Other Devices)2011 will be the year that 4G, specifically Verizon’s LTE technology, takes off. Although none of the carriers who have announced 4G networks are actually providing speeds that meet the standard’s requirement, as a marketing term “4G” means faster speeds and faster downloads for mobile users.Verizon’s CEO Ivan Seidenberg is delivering a keynote address on January 6th, where it’s expected he will discuss the company’s launch of its LTE network, and will likely talk about its new LTE-enabled phones and tablets. According to The Wall St. Journal, Verizon will show off LTE smartphones from Motorola, Samsung, HTC and LG Electronics as well as one tablet computer. All the devices will be powered by Android.Given that speculation about the Verizon iPhone has previously hinted at a CDMA-compatible device, this could make for an interesting battle between the two platforms, iOS (Apple’s mobile OS) and Android. ?If the Verizon iPhone was CDMA-only, it would mean smartphone users would have a choice: do you want an iPhone or a faster, 4G Android phone? (Verizon’s 3G technology offers 600 Kbps – 1.4 Mbps speeds, while LTE offers 5M Mbps and 12M Mbps downstream). What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Tags:#mobile#news#Trends last_img read more

Designs for life

first_imgFounded 20 years ago by editor Amit Danait, A&i Digest has been organising the exhibition for 15 years. Mr. Danait says the intent is “to bring architecture and interior design trends, worldwide and ethnic, to the masses.”This year’s edition features exhibitors from 100 architecture and interior design studios, with design solutions from around the world, and a window to innovative trends across residential, commercial, landscape & urban planning projects, covering the gamut from natural stone materials to integrated automation systems, ergonomic kitchen countertops and stretchable ceilings, laser-cut metal and acrylic lighting solutions, HD veneer prints, brick cladding available at less than ₹125/sq.ft. and hybrid surfaces like a combination of acrylic and aluminium trihydrate (ATH). The hybrid acrylic-metal hydroxide composite created with micro-machining process technology by Infini includes 36% acryclic, 63% ATH, which is a fire retardant, and 1% colouring agents. “This is a really good opportunity to interact with different customers,” Ms. Shah says. “We’re happy to be showcasing our designs here.” For visitors, and especially design students like Utkarsha and her friends, the exhibition provides a great way to explore what contemporary design can offer.A&i Digest’s Design Exhibition: Ishanya Mall, Pune, up to January 7. The trending home and office solutions seems to be automation, with prices ranging from as low as ₹30000 for Belgian designer switches by TENSE to ₹1,50,000 for automation solutions by CasaDigi & Texecom. On show are individual items like touch panels, motion sensors, and biometric identification devices, as well as companies like CasaDigi and Elan who are showcasing the possibilities of a centralised automation interface. The CasaDigi interface allows differently branded electronic items to be integrated using a combination of compatible hardware similar to an amplifier for integrating sound inputs, and proprietary software and enabling centralised control, such as switching electronic appliances on and off and lights that can change colour. With the exception of solar panels, the green buyer looking for sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials will find displays focused more on design rather than eco-friendly design solutions such as natural building materials or biocomposites and a lot of stalls featuring importers of furniture and lighting solutions. Nidhi Jaju, of architecture and design firm Exclusiv, says customers are looking for products not easily available in India such as certain furniture designs. Deepti Shah, an interior designer for 15 years who runs her own firm, Mud House, says the consumer is more aware in terms of design preferences, with functionality at the top of the priority list for working professionals, which has resulted in minimalist designs. But, she says, fusion designs are also currently trending, such as ethnic patterns with functional lines. “We got to see new stone materials, and design possibilities,” say Utkarsha, who does not give a second name. She, Shivani Methi and Bhumika Ostwal are excitedly exploring the range of new materials available. They are part of a group of 50 interior design students from the Institute of Fashion, Media & Allied Arts, Aurangabad, here in Pune on a field trip to see A&i Digest’s Design Exhibition.last_img read more

Khaira sets up panel to resolve differences

first_imgThe Aam Aadmi Party’s faction in Punjab led by Sukhpal Singh Khaira on Tuesday constituted a five-member committee to resolve internal differences within the State unit.Former Leader of the Opposition in the State Assembly Mr. Khaira said that members will hold discussions with other members to resolve differences over autonomy for the State unit and other matters.Five membersThe five members are Kanwar Sandhu, Nazar Singh Mansahia, Baldev Singh, Jagdev Singh (all MLAs) and Suresh Sharma. “The talks, if any, with our party colleagues will be on the basis of the six resolutions passed at the AAP volunteers’ convention at Bathinda on August 2,” said Mr. Khaira.He said the party will hold a ‘peoples’ march’ from Kotkapura to Behbal Kalan to Bargari on October 7 to ensure justice on the basis of the Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report.Open letter to CMKanwar Sandhu, spokesman for the party, released copies of the open letter the AAP had written to Chief Minister Amarinder Singh demanding a special session of the State Assembly to discuss issues of farmers and farm labour, including suicides, debt relief and State policy for them.last_img read more

Judges Appointed to Supreme Court

first_imgTwo judges, who have been appointed to serve in the Supreme Court, were sworn into office on (Monday) January 7, at a ceremony held at King’s House. They are: Hon. Justice Vivene Juliet Harris and Hon. Justice Sonia Bertram Linton, who have been appointed to serve as Puisine Judge and Master-in-Chambers, respectively. Governor-General, His Excellency the Most Hon. Sir Patrick Allen, who presided over the brief ceremony, congratulated the judges, noting that their appointment is indicative of the quality service they have given so far to the court system. “We extend our sincere appreciation to both judges for their distinguished contribution to the judiciary and by extension, Jamaica,” he stated. The Governor-General further encouraged the judges to continue to work diligently to uphold the laws of Jamaica and to build the trust that Jamaicans have in the integrity of the country’s justice system. Chief Justice, Hon. Zaila McCalla, in her remarks, noted that both judges have previously acted in similar capacities and it is because of their performance in those instances that they have been called upon to serve again this term. She further reminded the judges that they are accountable to the people that they are sworn to serve and that they must perform in accordance with the oaths that they have taken. Mrs. McCalla also encouraged the judges to press on in spite of the many challenges they face, including shortages of human and physical resources in certain areas. “(We cannot) allow (this) to derail us from our duty to dispense justice fairly and efficiently,” she stated. Responding on behalf of the appointees, Justice Harris pledged to treat those who come before her for justice with “humility and courtesy”.  “We pledge to follow the example of our colleagues and maintain the tradition of the Jamaican judiciary by labouring tirelessly in spite of the challenges we face, to ensure that we deliver a high quality of justice for all,” she said.last_img read more

South Africa Gives Nod to Maersk Lines Hamburg Süd Deal

first_imgzoom South Africa’s Competition Tribunal cleared Maersk Line’s proposed acquisition of German liner company Hamburg Süd on October 5.“The clearance is conditional upon Hamburg Süd’s withdrawal from the SAAF vessel sharing agreement operating in the South Africa – East Coast South America trade. The withdrawal will become effective after closing of the proposed acquisition. “Hamburg Süd will remain active on the trade after closing as part of the combined Maersk Line/Hamburg Süd network,” a Maersk Line spokesperson told World Maritime News.“The clearance decision is based on an in-depth investigation which has scrutinized the industry and addressed all competition law aspects of the acquisition,” says Morten Toft, Senior Legal Counsel in Maersk Line’s competition law team.The approval comes just a week after Brazilian competition authority okayed the deal.Regulatory bodies from China, Korea and Chile remain among key competition authorities yet to sign off the transaction.The proposed acquisition has been approved by the relevant authorities in the US, Australia, the EU, Mexico, Turkey, Japan, Brazil and Ecuador.Maersk Line said earlier that the process of obtaining regulatory approvals from all relevant jurisdictions remains on track.The liner major expects to launch the integration of Hamburg Süd in the fourth quarter of 2017.To remind, Danish container shipping company said it would acquire Hamburg Süd for USD 4 billion on a cash and debt-free basis, which it plans to fully finance through an already secured syndicated loan facility.Once the acquisition is completed, Maersk Line and Hamburg Süd will have a total container capacity of around 3.9 million TEU (3.3 million TEU) and an 18.7% (16%) global capacity share. The combined fleet will consist of 743 container vessels.World Maritime News Stafflast_img read more