first_imgDay one of the 2019 Pacific halibut season is in the books, and the reports from Wednesday’s opener weren’t quite as good as expected. A few of the Eureka charter boats made the run straight out, fishing between the 51 and 47 lines, hoping to land on a bunch of hungry halibut that haven’t seen a bait in six months. For the majority of the boats, that didn’t happen. It did however, happen for Marc Schmidt of Coastline Charters.He and his crew had the hot hand and boated three flatties. And …last_img read more

first_imgSibahle Poster Series – Miriam Makeba (Mama Afrika). (Images and Videos: Redbull Amaphiko)Early in 2015 a campaign to highlight positive African narratives was started and aptly named Sibahle, which means “we are beautiful” in IsiZulu.Established by Ruramai Musekiwa, a Zimbabwe-born visual artist, the project tackles negative stereotypes and promotes the empowerment of women and youth through creative media. It works using creative and interactive awareness campaigns, a magazine, a children’s book series, a poster series, workshops and activations.“We started the Sibahle campaign early in 2015, seeking to celebrate and promote positive African stories via creative concepts, for example, an illustrated digital exhibition series paying homage to phenomenal African women,” Musekiwa told Redbull Amaphiko.“Sibahle, means ‘we are beautiful’ and aims to change the African narrative, too often shrouded in pain and suffering, into a positive story.”FIVE PILLARSThe Sibahle campaign uses five pillars to promote its message:The Sibahle poster seriesA children’s book seriesA work-shopping and activation branchA bi-monthly magazineA pop-up storeAccording to Musekiwa, the five pillars all serve to cultivate positive African narratives across different target groups as well as to drive income through selling cutting edge, commercially viable products.SIBAHLE POSTER SERIESThe Sibahle poster series portrays amazing, strong African women, such as Lira, Thandiswa Mazwai, Miriam Makeba, and many others.Musekiwa said it had been featured on various websites, as well as on social media and blogs, and it had included Lupita Nyong’o, the Academy Award winning actress, who said was honoured to be featured.“Since its inception the brand has grown, thanks to unsolicited generosity such as a lady who sent us a mail saying how much our work inspired her and that she’d love to do our PR for free,” said Musekiwa.Going forward, the organisation wanted to make the series more meaningful by celebrating ordinary women who were at the forefront of change. “To give one example: We want to go into communities to celebrate and highlight mothers in the townships who are turning their households into children’s homes, taking in orphans, for example.”Lupita Nyong’o, Hollywood actress for the Sibahle Poster Series.Have you played your part to make South Africa better for all? Share your story with us.last_img read more

first_imgChandigarh, Nov 19 (PTI) SAD chief and former deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal Monday told the SIT members he has never met Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar outside Punjab.Badal appeared before the special investigation team (SIT) probing the 2015 police firing incidents at Behbal Kalan and Kotkapura following sacrilege incidents in Faridkot, even as he described the SIT investigation as politically motivated .Sukhbir Badal, who was quizzed by SIT at Punjab police headquarters here for about an hour, was also asked whether he met the actor in Mumbai. The name of actor Akshay Kumar was mentioned in Justice Ranjit Singh Commission report on sacrilege incidents which was tabled in Punjab Vidhan Sabha in August this year.”They (SIT) asked me whether you met Akshay in Mumbai. I asked them what is the proof behind this claim. I told them you are asking me a question and not telling me who said this. They said they cannot share. ” I told them I never met Akshay Kumar outside Punjab in my life. I met him at a sports function (in Punjab), he told reporters.Notably, SIT, besides summoning Sukhbir and former CM Parkash Singh Badal, had also summoned Akshay Kumar. According to the report, a meeting between Sukhbir Singh Badal and Dera Sacha Sauda sect head Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh in connection with the release of latter’s movie ‘MSG’ was held at actor’s flat in Mumbai in 2015.It said the meeting was held before the pardon given to Dera head in a blasphemy case.       The movie MSG could not be released in Punjab in September 2015 because of an edict by Akal Takht. Akshay Kumar had then denied having met the Dera Sacha Sauda sect head. Meanwhile, Sukhbir Badal charged that all the questions asked by SIT members were “politically motivated.”advertisementThe former deputy chief minister said he was not in the state when the Kotkapura incident took place. Sukhbir Badal also raised a question over the FIR in connection with which he was summoned before the SIT and alleged it was registered three years after the incident. Notably, former chief minister Parkash Singh Badal had been questioned by the SIT team on November 16. PTI CHS VSD TVSTVSlast_img read more

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid target BVB whiz Sancho, ex-Man City teammate Diazby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid are watching the progress of Jadon Sancho at Borussia Dortmund.Marca says Real Madrid, Barcelona and Bayern Munich are monitoring very closely Sancho’s situation.The giants of the sport see him as a potential signing to strengthen their squads and are keeping tabs on what he is doing at Borussia Dortmund, a club that maintains a close relationship with Real Madrid.As for Manchester City and Pep Guardiola, they’ll be frustrated to have lost such a talent and they’d also be disappointed if Brahim Diaz moves to Real Madrid. Real have been trying to sign young talents for some time now and are currently wrapping up a deal for Diaz. last_img read more

first_imgArsenal manager Emery: A mark for my English…?by Paul Vegas25 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveArsenal manager Unai Emery rates his English at “six out of ten”.Teenage winger Bukayo Saka revealed he gets Gunners coach Freddie Ljungberg to translate some of Emery’s instructions for him because he can’t yet understand the Arsenal manager’s English. Emery said, “I have done videos with English players, Spanish players, French players, German players.“Now my English is, from one to 10, maybe a six. But at six, I think the players can understand me. If not, some help is good.“Last year, on my first day (in the job), I spoke to them very bad, more bad than today. But I have spoken English and now it’s the same, but I think better.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

first_imgVANCOUVER – Amazon has announced plans to open a new Metro Vancouver shipping warehouse on Tsawwassen First Nation land in Delta, B.C.Amazon spokesperson Lauren Lynch said Thursday that the 41,800-square-metre facility will create more than 700 full-time jobs and is expected to open in time for the Christmas holiday season next year.The facility will be located within Delta iPort, a new industrial park developed by GWL Realty Advisors on behalf of the project’s owner Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan, said a news release from the First Nation.Tsawwassen First Nation and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan signed a 60-year lease agreement on the nine-hectare parcel in 2017, it said.When deciding on a place, Amazon looks for a few things, in particular, a talented workforce and proximity to customers so they can fulfil their one and two-day shipping promise, Lynch said.“We found that with Tsawwassen First Nation.”This will be Amazon’s third so-called fulfillment centre in B.C., where employees will pick, pack and ship items such as books, toys, small electronics and home goods.She said the centre will serve the rest of the country and all over the world depending on what item is selected.Tsawwassen First Nation Chief Bryce Williams said in a news release that the warehouse is a promising advancement that will continue to unlock the potential of the nation as a key economic driver in Metro Vancouver.In 2007, the nation ratified Canada’s first urban land-claim treaty, more than doubling the size of its reserve and providing members with millions of dollars in benefits that allowed it to develop its land.The tiny, 372-member First Nation reached the agreement after more than 15 years of negotiations, giving it ownership of more than 700 hectares of some of the most fertile agricultural land in Canada.The Tsawwassen First Nation is located on the shores of the Fraser River delta, bordered on one side by the BC Ferries terminal at Tsawwassen and on the other by the Roberts Bank Superport.last_img read more

The Ohio State men’s soccer team headed to Dayton this weekend to take part in a two game tournament.The Buckeyes faced off against Marshall on Friday, and Milwaukee on Sunday, losing both contests by a score of 1-0.As has been the story throughout the early part of this season, the Buckeye offense created chances for itself in the form of corner kicks and shots on goal, but were unable to get on the board.The Buckeyes nearly took the lead in the 16th minute against Milwaukee, but sophomore midfielder Mitch Bergman’s goal was called back due to an offsides call.The Ohio State defense, despite sporting a goal differential of minus two, held strong against both Marshall and Milwaukee attacks.Marshall scored in the second minute to get off to a quick start on Friday evening, but the Buckeyes rallied to battle evenly with the Thundering Herd, though ultimately unable to find an equalizer.In goal, redshirt junior goalkeeper Parker Siegfried played well, making multiple impressive saves throughout the weekend to keep his team in the match.The Buckeyes will play once again on Friday when they take on South Florida at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

first_imgThe Division plans to release approximately seven million fish annually into the waters of Alaska over the next five years. The plan outlines the locations, numbers, and size or life stage for each species of fish that are planned for stocking. Starting on January 1 through January 30 interested individuals can submit their comments. You can submit public comments to Andrew Garry by email [email protected] or by mail:William Jack Hernandez Sport Fish Hatcheryc/o Andrew Garry941 North Reeve BoulevardAnchorage, Alaska, 99501The public comment deadline is Wednesday, January 30, 2019. Only fish reared from the Division’s hatchery facilities and from private non-profit hatcheries that work in cooperation with ADF&G to improve sport fisheries are included in this plan. Statewide Stocking Coordinator Andrew Garry: “Receiving public input is extremely important to the Division as we finalize the Statewide Stocking Plan for 2019. The Division commits a significant portion of their annual budget towards stocking fish throughout the state, and hearing from anglers is a critical piece of the fisheries management process.” The Statewide Stocking Plan is available for review on the Division’s webpage. Hard copies are also available for review at local ADF&G offices. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Alaska Department of Fish and Game will be accepting public comments for the 2019 Statewide Stocking Plan for Sport Fisheries.last_img read more

first_imgAs India got a giant new satellite launch vehicle that opened more commercial opportunities, the crew module–CARE (Crew Module Atmospheric Re-entry Experiment)–splashed down into the Bay of Bengal after it separated from the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle(GSLV Mark-III).The successful test of the atmospheric re-entry of the 3.65 tonne unmanned capsule came around 730 seconds after the three-tonne rocket on its experimental mission lifted off at 9.30 AM from the Second Launch Pad of the Satish Dhawan Space Centre here. Also Read – Need to understand why law graduate’s natural choice is not legal profession: CJIWhile the rocket cost ISRO Rs 140 crore, the crew module has taken another Rs 15 crore, officials said.Three levels of parachutes specially designed by Agra- based DRDO lab Aerial Delivery Research and Development Establishment helped the crew module descend safely into the sea, about 180 km from Indira Point, the southern tip of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.”This was a very significant day in the history of Indian space programme,” Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) Chairman K S Radhakrishnan said from mission control, as fellow scientists clapped and broke into a round of cheers. Also Read – Health remains key challenge in India’s development: KovindPresident Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were among other leaders who congratulated the ISRO scientists for the feat that will help carry heavier communication satellites.”Successful launch of GSLV Mk-III is yet another triumph of brilliance & hardwork of our scientists. Congrats to them for the efforts. @isro,” Modi tweeted. The Lok Sabha also hailed ISRO for the new achievements.GSLV Mk III Project Director S Somanath said the country has made it again and it has a new launch vehicle. “India, you have a new launch vehicle with you. We have made it again,” he said.”We have made it again…ISRO’s capability of launching heavier payloads has come to shape and this will change our destiny and our capability has significantly enhanced.”The 2.7 metre tall cupcake-shaped crew module with a diameter of 3.1 metre features aluminium alloy internal structure with composite panels and ablative thermal protection systems and can carry two to three astronauts.The module would be shipped to Kamarajar Port in Ennore near Chennai, from where it would be taken to Vikram Sarabhai Space Centre at Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala for further study.Though it would take at least 10 years for India to send humans into space, this experiment has helped the space agency to test the module for safe return of humans from space, according to ISRO.As for the objective of validation of the complex atmospheric flight regime of GSLV Mk III, Radhakrishnan said the two active S200 and L110 propulsive stages “performed as expected.””We have got the signal from the beacon in the crew capsule. Indian Coast Guard ships have received them and they are some 100 km away from the site presently moving to recover it,” S Unnikrishnan Nair, Project Director of ISRO’s Human Spaceflight Programme, said.last_img read more

first_imgKolkata: Four best players of the Friendship Cup Football Tournament of the Kolkata Police and similar tournament of West Bengal Police will be sent to Germany for an exposure trip.The four players will be leaving for Frankfurt (Germany) for an exposure trip on the invitation of the famous football club Eintracht Frankfurt. It may be mentioned that organising football tournaments is one of the community development programmes of the police and it has helped many to get established by playing the sport. According to a senior police officer, the visit of the four boys to Eintracht Frankfurt will motivate many others in playing the game. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeThe Kolkata Police has selected two players, Loknath Mondal and Sekh Rintu from the Kolkata Police Friendship Cup. The two other players were selected by the West Bengal Police. One of them was selected by Darjeeling Police while the other is from Jhargram district. The football player, who was selected by the Darjeeling Police for the Germany trip, is Manish Subba. The boy from Jhargram is Deb Kumar Khirali. The exposure trip to Frankfurt city in Germany would be initiated from Kolkata. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe four players will be leaving Kolkata on November 6 and will return on November 13. They will be watching a match between Eintracht Frankfurt and Schalke 04 of Bundesliga on November 12 at Commerce Bank Arena in Frankfurt. During their stay, they will be undergoing training sessions for four days and will also get the opportunity for a “footballing session” with main players of Eintracht Frankfurt. Rajeev Kumar, Commissioner of Police, and Dr Michael Feiner, Consul General, German Consulate in Kolkata, were present at the programme that was organised on Wednesday to introduce the four players. Dr Feiner handed over the formal invitation letters from the football club to the Commissioner of Police. It may be recalled that the Kolkata Police and West Bengal Police had introduced organising football matches to encourage youths to participate in the game. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also distributed prizes among players in the tournaments organised by the police and it had motivated the youths in playing football. Moreover, the state government has taken several measures to support the clubs where youths practice the sport.last_img read more