The New, Old Pasadena Farmers Market Kicks Off August 4

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Saurashtra Win Against Assam In The U-23 One Day League

first_imgGUWAHATI: Assam lost to Saurashtra by 67 runs in the U-23 One Day League held in Hyderabad today. Chasing 236 runs to victory Assam were bowled out 168 runs in 46 overs. Brief scores: Saurashtra 235 (49.3 overs), Kevin Jivrajani 85, Alok Ranjan 74, Mrinmoy Dutta 4-53, Assam 168 (46 overs), Ishan Ahmed 35, Nipan Deka 29.Also Read: LOCAL SPORTSlast_img

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Maracana, FESTAC All Stars Book Final PlaceÂ

first_imgThe match also featured a penalty kick session between ex- Nigeria internationals and sponsors.Managing Director of Mikano International limited,   Ghassan Libbos commended the organizers of the championship while calling on other corporate bodies to key into the vision of the Lagos All Stars FA.“I want to congratulate organizers of the championship for creating this programme. There is need for corporate organizations to partner with such initiative because the government cannot do everything alone. We are proud to be part of this,” he said.The finals is expected to hold in two weeks at the NPA playing ground Bode Thomas, Surulere.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Maracana All Stars will play FESTAC counterpart in the finals of this year’s Lagos All Stars football championship after both teams dismissed their respective opponents in the semi-final matched decided at the NPA playing ground Surulere, Lagos.Maracana All Stars defeated Laspotech All Stars football team 4-1 on penalties after regulation time ended 1-1, while FESTAC All Stars had the upper hand over Paco All Stars by 5-4 via penalties after both sides failed to score at regulation time.The tournament is basically for ex-footballers, who have at one time or the other played for the country.last_img read more

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JM Coetzee archive heads to US

first_imgRay Maota Literary icon and Nobel laureate JM Coetzeesaid he was happy his archives will reside at the Ransom Centre, which has one of the world’s greatest research collections. The Life and Times of Michael K won Coetzee the coveted Booker Prize.(Images: Wikipedia) MEDIA CONTACTS • Jennifer Tisdale  Harry Ransom Centre: Director of   Public Affairs  +512 471 8949 RELATED ARTICLES • Young writer to publish 18th book • Mandela quotations book published • New Forbes Africa out in SA • Nollybooks: Literacy with loveThe archive of South African literary giant and Nobel laureate JM Coetzee has been bought by the Harry Ransom Centre library at the University of Texas in the US.The collection of work covers the life and career of the author, spanning more than five decades.It was acquired for US$1.5-million (R11-million) using funds from private donors and the university.Coetzee said: “It is very satisfying to me to know that my papers will find a home at the Ransom Centre, one of the world’s great research collections, as my association with the University of Texas goes back almost half a century.”Coetzee received his doctorate from the Ransom Centre in 1969.Thomas Staley, the director of the centre, said: “He writes brilliantly of his native home of South Africa, but the themes and conflicts he explores in his works are universal. We are delighted that his remarkable archive will be available for study at the Ransom Centre.“Known for his spare, striking and powerful prose, Coetzee has left an indelible mark on our culture.”The award-winning novelist, academic and literary critic grew up in South Africa, but now lives in Adelaide in Australia.He received Australian citizenship in 2006 and is a professor of literature at the University of Adelaide.He won the Nobel Prize for literature in 2003, making him the second South African after Nadine Gordimer to win the award. He was also the first author to receive the Booker Prize twice.The archiveCoetzee’s archive consists of 155 document boxes, five filling cabinet drawers and eight storage boxes consisting of journals, manuscripts, correspondence and business documents.Documenting Coetzee’s family life and upbringing are photo albums which include his parents, grandparents and children, as well as some of his childhood drawings.Notebooks and manuscripts show drafts of his works at different stages of the writing process.Some of the manuscripts show Coetzee toying with ideas of how to represent a character, such as Michael in his book The Life and Times of Michael K.In one version he describes Michael as a “brilliant poet” and in another as an “educated dispatch clerk”. Michael’s relationship with his mother takes different formats, in one manuscript she is his wife and in another his grandmother.The archive also includes various letters of correspondence between him and publishers spanning over 30 years. They show Coetzee’s transition from a writer seeking a publisher to his relationships with his agents and publishers.A collection of digital material with over five boxes of discs with manuscript drafts and other material related to his works are included, as well as award ceremony, radio and interview videotapes and recordings.One of the world’s greatest research collectionsThe Harry Ransom Centre aims to advance the study of the arts and humanities. It acquires, preserves and makes accessible the original cultural material to students and visitors.It also houses the archives of other Nobel laureates such as novelist, playwright and theatre director Samuel Beckett; playwright, literary critic and poet Thomas Stearns Eliot; author and journalist Ernest Hemingway; writer Doris Lessing; playwright George Bernard Shaw; author Isaac Bashevis Singer; writer John Steinbeck; and poet and playwright William Butler Yeats.The centre has an extensive collection of archives ranging from rare books, manuscripts, photography, film, art, and performing art material.Bill Powers, the president at the University of Texas, said: “Coetzee is one of the university’s most distinguished alumni and his archive will be not only a tremendous resource for scholars from around the world, but an inspiration for the students of the university.”According to Staley, the centre is constantly expanding and deepening its 20th century collections by acquiring the archives of major figures.last_img read more

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Show off your patriotism in your shopping cart

first_imgManufacturing and agriculture have always been a major contributor to the South African economy. A large percentage of this contribution has historically come from imports, but the tide is fast turning: South Africans are now producing for South Africans and the world.Buying locally grown, produced or manufactured goods and services is a key contributor to stimulating the economy. Localisation of goods and services fuels new employment and new opportunities for small and medium enterprises, which create a big percentage of new jobs.In this era, we are witnessing the dawn of young creators, and it is enlightening. South Africa’s youth is buying into agriculture more than ever before, (in one year, 800 young people enquired about farming from the African Farmers’ Association of South Africa (Afasa), an institution that supports emerging young farmers, and 15 571 job opportunities for young professionals in the field of agriculture opened up. According to a government land audit based on deeds office data released in February 2018, South Africa has 419,005 farms averaging at 264 hectares each. In addition, we are home to some of the world’s best designers, artists and creatives. Creative platforms like Design Indaba which promote the work of creatives around the continent provides an excellent opportunity to market African design aesthetic and is a typical showcase of what we have to offer. South Africa’s diversified manufacturing industry shows great potential and ticks all the right boxes to compete in the global market. It’s no wonder local knitwear brand MaXhosa by Laduma Ngxokolo ended up on Hollywood’s most-esteemed red carpets!So why should we make our shopping carts more local?In addition to benefitting  the manufacturing and agriculture sectors, buying local accelerates the adoption of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) for business and ensuring that in in the field of e-commerce we stay abreast with global trends.Geraldine Mitchley, Visa Senior Director for digital solutions -Sub-Saharan Africa told Fin24 that e-commerce in South Africa is estimated to have brought in R10bn during 2017, compared to just reaching R9bn in 2016. “Local internet retailers are modifying channels to be able to add more value for their consumer base. They are simplifying and improving accessibility and offering more benefits,” she said.“Companies are eagerly implementing a variety of digital initiatives to transform the customer experience.”Think of this: every time you support a local entrepreneur, you are changing a life. South Africa is rich in natural resources and talented people, a formidable combo that deserves enormous investment. It is up to us to believe in South Africa the way the rest of the world does.Additional reporting: Fin24.comlast_img read more

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It’s time to get stealthy. – Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C) – Geocache of the Week

first_img Photos:Two happy geocachers who avoided the muggles! Photo by fxpieltainClose up view of the atom. Photo by geocacher ParoHBAll lit up. Photo by struffel Difficulty/Terrain Rating:2/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:On December 22, we’ll be celebrating our love for geocaching around the world by releasing six new country souvenirs. One of those countries is Belgium. Stealth is one of the key skills needed for urban geocaching. This geocache, located at one of the most popular attractions in Brussels will put you to the test.Country souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that are displayed on your Geocaching profile page when you find a geocache in certain locations. We revealed Croatia will also be among the six new country souvenirs on Tuesday.  Souvenirs that are currently available can be found here. You can view which ones you’ve already earned by checking out your Souvenirs on Geocaching.com.What geocachers are saying:“Thank you for showing this nice location and the great cache!” – Kirmesboxr“Very nice to see this installation! Greetings from Norway! TFTC!” – ninad“I always wanted to visit the Atomium in Bruxelles but never been there…after a short walk to the other side of the complex I can’t believe that scenic view. Definitely one of the European World Wonders. Thanks for hiding that special cache there – especially in regular size. Manx thanks and another blue flag for this monument. I will come back for sure.” – do.se_gotcha How do you keep yourself from being seen by muggles? Tell us and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More Ooohhh, shiny! Try not to get distracted. Photo by Zarnould’s 62Geocache Name:Atomium – stealth challenge (Expo58) (GC1EG4C) SharePrint RelatedAhoy New Souvenir! — Pirates Bay – Corfu (GC1X5VF) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 18, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”Geocache, geocache, wherefore art thou? — Juliet’s Balcony (GC49T24) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”New country souvenir, Andorra, with Geocache of the Week: La T1 PerdudaMarch 20, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

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Asian Games Village a big hit among athletes

first_imgS. KannanThe Games Village is the heart and soul of any major multi-discipline sporting extravaganza.In 2010, when New Delhi hosted the Commonwealth Games, the media had to focus on the negatives.From seepage in rooms to broken toilets and stinking upholstery, there was heavy criticism for the organising committee headed by Suresh Kalmadi.Here in Incheon, which is all set to host the high profile Asian Games, the Village is situated half an hour away from the main city. The area is known as Guwol-Dong and, as you near the complex, the security arrangements impress you. Unlike China, which hosted the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the Asian Games in 2010 Guangzhou, cops here are careful not to make the guests feel unwanted.A delegation of Japanese athletes enters the Village on Wednesday.For that matter, if you want to soak in the Village atmosphere as a visitor with a valid accreditation card, you need an official to check you in. The consensus among athletes, coaches and officials was that Incheon has taken great pain in providing top-class comfort.Food is a major concern in South Korea for an outsider — especially for vegetarians, who have a very tough time. The language barrier is also very hard to overcome and sign language may not always be the best option!Yet, inside the Village, there are translators attached to every team and volunteers have been provided to take into account the multitude of languages spoken in the competing nations.One smart young man from India now studying management in Japan decided to sign up as a volunteer for the Games. Hari Shambu hails from Allepey in Kerala and speaks good Japanese. Yet, when he decided to volunteer in Incheon, he did not know he would be attached to the Indian contingent. He has also learnt Korean for the Games.As a schoolboy, Shambu played badminton.advertisementSo when he met Saina Nehwal, P.V. Sindhu and Parupalli Kashyap for the first time this week, it was dream come true. When the Indian flag formally goes up in the Games Village on Thursday, Shambu will be carrying the placard with the ‘India’ name. “I heard they were looking for a young girl to do this job. I told them to consider my case as I am helping out the Indian teams,” said Shambu.If Shambu’s dream has come true in a way, for many others who get to live in the Village, it’s a fascinating experience. Special attention has been paid to cleanliness.For a city where the number of smokers is quite high, the high rise Village buildings have been declared a no-smoking zone. If at all anyone wants to smoke inside, there are designated areas. FOR those finicky about food, a wide range of options including western, halal, Asian and Korean delicacies are available, as is Indian “khaana”. This is a 24-hour service and teams shuttling between the Village and training arenas can order packed lunch boxes in advance.In an age when stress is so high for athletes, there are prayer halls which provide for most religions. These minute details go a long way in boosting the image of the host city, something Incheon is striving for. There is a laundry service handling thousands of soiled clothes daily to keep the athletes who put their heart and soul into training tension-free.In the event of any niggle or injury, the medical facilities are top class. From common cold to dental trauma and urgent care for any eye infection, specialists are there to help. Those working in the Games Village rarely get credit but, till now, stories emanating from Incheon have been positive. Hopefully, we won’t hear ‘unsuitable food’ used as an excuse for non-performance from Indian [email protected]last_img read more

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Ensure Children Are Fully Immunized – Dr. Ferguson

first_imgStory Highlights All children under the age of seven must be adequately vaccinated for their age prior to entry to school. Under the 1986 Public Health Act, all children should be fully vaccinated by their first birthday. He was delivering the feature address during opening of the 29th Caribbean Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Managers Meeting. Minister of Health, Hon. Dr. Fenton Ferguson, is reminding parents of their responsibility in ensuring that their children are immunized with exemptions only allowed for medical reasons.He said that under the 1986 Public Health Act, all children should be fully vaccinated by their first birthday and receive booster shots thereafter.All children under the age of seven must be adequately vaccinated for their age prior to entry to school, which includes nursery and daycare facilities. Failure to comply with the regulations can result in prosecution in a court of law, the Minister of Health said.He was delivering the feature address during opening of the 29th Caribbean Expanded Programme on Immunization (EPI) Managers Meeting at the Jewel Runaway Beach and Golf Resort in St. Ann on November 19.More than 80 medical representatives from 30 countries are participating in the three-day meeting, which is being held under the theme: ‘Vaccination: A shared responsibility’.The Minister of Health, in his presentation, argued that immunization is crucially important and necessary, as it protects children under seven years of age from contracting deadly diseases such as poliomyelitis, measles, rubella, diphtheria, rubella and tetanus, among others.“Immunization is one of the most cost-effective health interventions that we can make and that will give us quick and substantial results. With the resources at our finger tips, I am disappointed that the world is still fighting the effects of vaccine-preventable diseases, especially among children,” Dr. Ferguson lamented.He said the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2008, attributed the deaths of 1.5 million children under five years old, to vaccine-preventable diseases.“Can you imagine that over a million children may be alive today if they had simply gotten a vaccine?  It is my considered view that vaccine-preventable diseases should not be claiming the lives of so many of the world’s children,” Dr. Ferguson argued.He noted that the region of the Americas and the Caribbean have been world leaders in disease elimination through vaccination, having been the first in the world to eradicate poliomyelitis, measles and rubella.Noting the devastating effects that vaccine-preventable diseases have had on Jamaica’s population in the past, including  the 1954 polio outbreak and subsequent outbreaks in 1957, 1960, 1964 and 1982, Dr. Ferguson said that the Government has been “relentless to see that our immunization programme gets the necessary resources”.“I would never ever like to see a repeat of those terrible periods especially since it is within our power to prevent something like that ever happening again … this is one of the critical areas in health in which we cannot afford to drop the ball,” he stated.The objectives of the regional meeting are to discuss and set targets for immunization coverage, and the reduction of morbidity and mortality from vaccine-preventable diseases.The meeting will also serve to analyze the status of each country’s EPI programme, while identifying areas for further collaboration, strengthening and establishing targets for 2014.last_img read more

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Canada imposes sanctions of members of the Maduro regime in Venezuela

first_imgOTTAWA – Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says Canada has imposed sanctions against key figures in the regime of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.Freeland says the targeted sanctions are aimed at 40 officials and individuals — including Maduro himself — who are helping to undermine the security, stability and integrity of democratic institutions in Venezuela.The sanctions freeze any assets the individuals may have in Canada and bans Canadians from engaging them in business dealings.Canada has accused Maduro of moving his country toward dictatorship and has repeatedly spoken out against him.Maduro, who assumed office in 2013, was a close associate of former president Hugo Chavez.For most of his presidency, Maduro has ruled by decree and has sidelined the elected national assembly.During his tenure, the Venezuelan economy has teetered near collapse.Freeland said Canada supports democracy in Venezuela.“Canada will not stand by silently as the government of Venezuela robs its people of their fundamental democratic rights,” she said in a statement.“Today’s announcement of sanctions against the Maduro regime underscores our commitment to defending democracy and human rights around the world.”last_img read more

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