Undefeated Fortuna closing in on league title after blanking Arcata

first_imgFORTUNA >> The Huskies had one chance from the penalty spot come up empty on Saturday. Chico Cortes made sure their second didn’t end the same way.Cortes’ 43rd-minute penalty kick proved to be the game-winner as the Fortuna boys soccer remained undefeated in the 2016 season with a hard-fought 2-0 win over arch-rival Arcata at Husky Field.The win not only pushed the Huskies’ season-opening winning streak to 12 games, but also put Fortuna (12-0 overall, 7-0 league) on the brink of winning the …last_img read more

Humboldt State men’s basketball puts winning streak on the line in CCAA opener vs. CSU San Marcos

first_imgARCATA >> Following his team’s return from Seattle, Steve Kinder’s goal was to generate momentum with a post-Thanksgiving beginning to California Collegiate Athletic Association play looming on the horizon.Thanks to a five-game winning streak, the Jacks have done that.Now, they give their early-season momentum quite the test.The Humboldt State men’s basketball team puts its winning streak and unblemished record at home this season on the line when it opens CCAA play tonight when Cal State …last_img read more

The Essential Steve Biko

first_imgSteve Biko died in detention at the age of 30, leaving behind him not just a political movement but a liberating mirror for the black men and women of this country.This is evident in one of his essays, “Black consciousness and the quest for a true humanity”, and in several of his statements, including his testimony in the 1976 South African Student Organisation trial in Pretoria.All of these and more are contained in The Essential Steve Biko, is compiled by Robin Malan and published by David Philip in association with Mayibuye Books, University of the Western Cape.In all Biko’s work and statements, the Frantz Fanon influence can be detected. Even the concept of a black consciousness in liberating black people from their own psychological oppression is a cornerstone of Fanon’s argument.Be that as it may, Biko was undoubtedly the most articulate spokesperson for black people during the early 1970s. He could pinpoint problems black people were facing in this country at that time – their own feelings of inferiority and self-hate.At the same time, he could explain the role white liberals had in the struggle of black people.The book includes a biographical element in pieces by people who knew Biko, including Barney Pityana, Mamphela Ramphele and, of course, the late Donald Woods, on whose friendship with Biko the movie Cry Freedom was based.Reviewed: September 2013Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Social support to continue as foreign nationals are reintegrated into communities

first_imgForeign nationals who have been accommodated at a temporary settlement next to the Primrose Police Station in Germiston, East Rand, after they fled fearing attacks, will continue receiving social support services from social workers as they are reintegrated into their communities in Makawusi and Marathon informal settlements on April 23.Minister of Social Development, Ms Bathabile Dlamini – who visited the settlement during the relocation – said work had been done by various stakeholders to prepare both the communities and foreign nationals for a smooth reintegration.“Our social workers will now be deployed in the communities to work with individual households to ensure their well-being, as well as conduct community facilitation to promote social cohesion between the locals and foreign nationals,” said Minister Dlamini.She warned that successful reintegration is a long term process that will demand persevering attention. The Minister also said that community practitioners would be trained on conflict resolution and deployed to communities to ensure no further flare up of violence.The temporary settlement has been home to three hundred and sixty six (366) foreign nationals since April 16, including one hundred and ninety six (196) men, one hundred and fourteen (114) women, twenty five (25) children and fifty six (56) infants.During their stay at the temporary settlement the Department has, through social workers, provided a number of social support services to them to help them cope with the ordeal.These include psychosocial assessments to detect the need for psychosocial interventions, trauma counselling, and the referral of pregnant women, children and people with disabilities to relevant health facilities for health interventions, including a mobile clinic that has been stationed at the temporary settlement.A mobile early childhood development (ECD) centre had also been brought onto the settlement, run by a qualified practitioner and equipped with stimulating toys to bridge the gap while children were not able to attend their usual ECD centres.There were mixed feelings from the foreign nationals as they were getting ready to be reintegrated into their communities.Lucas Dube (20), a Zimbabwean from the Marathon informal settlement said he was glad to be going back to his home. “I’m glad we can go back home now to resume our lives. We have been given assurances by authorities that we will be okay when we go back, so I’m happy,” said Dube.Safari Dube (28), a Mozambican national, has adopted a wait-and-see attitude. “When the violence began I sent my two children (13 and 16) to my sister in Rustenburg. I will fetch them only when I am sure that the violence will not happen again,” she said.Social workers will continue working with the community in all the areas across the country where foreign nationals are being reintegrated to ensure a smooth transition. They will form part of the broader government campaign to educate local communities about foreign nationals and ensure they are fully integrated as equal members of society.Issued by the National Department of Social DevelopmentMedia inquiries may be directed to Lumka Oliphant on 083 484 8067 or [email protected]last_img read more

Video Inspiration: 10 Great CGI Moments

first_imgDuring the end of the 20th century we saw amazing CGI work that has withstood the test of time.It’s been nearly a decade and a half since the end of the 1900s…and it’s amazing to see how far visual effects and computer animation has come in that time. That said, during the latter part of the 20th century there were a number of films that were markedly ahead of their time in terms of the visual effects they showcased.Recently, prolific YouTuber CineFlix created a compilation video to showcase ‘10 of the Best CGI Moments from the Last Century‘. Check out the full video or see our recap below!Which Pre-2000 films are missing from this list? What are your favorite CGI heavy films from the last few years? Share your thoughts in the comments below!10. Stars Wars: A New HopeSpace battles, light sabers and the second instance ever of CGI in a feature film: the 3D model of the Death Star.9. TronFeatures nearly 15 minutes of full CGI including the iconic light cycle duel.8. Star Trek II: The Wrath of KhanBreakthrough CGI models were created using particle systems and fractal noise. Lucasfilm animators created the “Genesis Effect”, a 60 second outer space CGI sequence.7. Young Sherlock HolmesA knight emerges from stained glass in three dimenstional form –  the first fully CGI character ever. The shot took 6 months to create.6. LabyrinthThe CGI owl at the start of the movie was one of the first ‘photo realistic’ animals.5. The AbyssJames Cameron’s film features the first 3D water effect. The film was also the first to make use of Photoshop.4. Terminator 2: Judgement DayOver 100 CGI elements went into creating the liquid effects for the villainous T-1000. It was also the first time CGI effects were rendered on a PC (as opposed to a ‘supercomputer’).3. Death Becomes HerThe film tackles the tricky CGI work of human skin to make the stretching of a human neck more realistic.2. Jurassic ParkMany of the dinosaurs were completely computer generated – an amazing feat for how realistic they looked.1. Toy StoryPixar’s Toy Story is the first full CGI feature film. 27 animators worked on the film, using 400 computer models. The success of this film paved the way for other fully animated CGI films over the last 20 years.last_img read more

Switzerland wins 8th straight game, Portugal stays close

first_imgLATEST STORIES Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Switzerland scored early and twice shortly after halftime to keep alive its impressive run in qualifying.Forward Haris Seferovic netted his fourth goal in the qualifying campaign with a neat flick from close range, and Blerim Dzemaili and Ricardo Rodriguez added to the lead in the second half.___STAYING CLOSEPortugal kept pace with Switzerland with its seventh straight victory since an opening 2-0 loss to the Swiss.ADVERTISEMENT Andre Silva scored the winner with a header from close range after a cross by Ronaldo just three minutes into the second half in Budapest.“It was a difficult game from start to finish,” Silva said. “We had to give everything we had. I’m glad I scored the winning goal.”Hungary played with 10 men from the 30th after Tamas Priskin was sent off for an elbow on Pepe.“We were always in control, but it was always a difficult and uncertain match,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said.___HISTORIC CAMPAIGNGilli Soerensen scored a first-half winner and the Faeroe Islands defeated Andorra 1-0 to guarantee its best qualifying campaign ever.With two games left, the Faeroe Islands is in fourth place and out of contention for a World Cup berth, but it already has eight points — one more than it achieved ahead of the 2002 World Cup.Lars Olsen’s team beat Latvia earlier in its campaign, and drew with Andorra and Hungary.Its final games are against Latvia and at Hungary. MOST READ Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Andorra has four points from a win over Hungary and a draw against the Faeroe Islands. UST, UP dealt with huge blow as imports Akomo, Ouattara ruled ineligible for UAAP Season 80 WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensioncenter_img Read Next An Oct. 10 showdown between Portugal and Switzerland in Lisbon will likely decide which team wins the group to automatically qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Three days earlier, Switzerland hosts Hungary and Portugal plays at Andorra.Earlier Sunday, the Faeroe Islands defeated Andorra 1-0 for its second win, securing its best ever qualifying campaign.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout___PERFECT SWISS SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Switzerland’s Blerim Dzemaili celebrates scoring, during the World Cup Group B qualifying soccer match between Switzerland and Latvia, at Skonto Stadium, in Riga, Latvia, Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP)Switzerland extended its perfect record in World Cup qualifying by defeating Latvia 3-0 Sunday for its eighth straight victory, while Cristiano Ronaldo’s Portugal edged 10-man Hungary 1-0 to stay close at the top of Group B.With two games left, Switzerland has 24 points, three more than defending European champion Portugal. Third-place Hungary stayed on 10 points and is out of contention.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Enjoy beautiful Erin Hills in USA

first_imgMilwaukee, Wisconsin, a couple hours drive north of Chicago, is not the first golf destination that comes to mind when visiting the United States. You would think of Carmel, California or Palm Beach, Florida instead. But this area off Lake Michigan is turning into one of the best places in the world to play world class championship courses, and boasts such legendary major championship venues as Whistling Straits (Ryder Cup 2008), Blackwolf Run, The American Club and Erin Hills.The United States Golf Association has recognised the extensive renovation that Erin Hills has undertaken over the last few years by awarding them America’s most prestigious tournament, the US Open, for the first time. Original architects Mike Hurdzan, Dana Fry and Ron Whitten were entrusted with changing the character of the course and uncovering the natural gifts of the area that was already blessed with natural rolling terrain, some flat stretches, interesting plateaus and gentle mounds–just waiting for a golf course to be laid out. Recently, to expose more of the natural physical features of the course, the golf course architects relocated over 600 trees! Some fairways were moved sideways and new greens were built atop dramatic plateaus to enhance the players’ enjoyment. Only two of the original 18 holes were left undisturbed in this complete overhaul by the very ambitious owner Andy Ziegler. A staggering 125 acres of tall, thick, colour changing fescue grasses were planted in the rough areas to create more striking colours and contrasts for television. As you play the golf course, you cannot help notice the steps being taken by the course to be ready to host one of the world’s most important sporting events. A wide new peripheral road has been created around the course with one connection through the middle in order to allow heavy vehicles which will move television equipment, grandstands, sponsor marquees, spectator conveniences and all the paraphernalia required to host one of the biggest sporting events in the world that draws 50,000 spectators each day for a week! Some of the more spectacular holes are the 487 yard 15th that offers a heroic tee shot option to the top of a hill that can cut the dogleg left fairway and leave you a shorter approach to an elevated green. The 504 yard par four 10th offers a blind tee shot and then an approach to a narrow elevated green. At the 360 degree, 20 acre practice area, you can work on different wind directions, depending on the conditions, a true sign of a serious player’s course. As you play the course, now stretched to 7,800 yards, you can tell it’s going to be a big challenge even for the best players in the world. And this year Erin Hills will play host to the 2011 US Amateur Championships, which is important enough to be telecast live on national networks. Erin Hills will get its first exposure to the entire nation. Any keen golfer travelling to Chicago would do well to drive up to Milwaukee and get in a round at Erin Hills. And if you have a few more days, you can take in the other spectacular courses in the vicinity and you’d have arrived in golfing heaven few could boast of visiting.Golfing gearThe TaylorMade R11 Driver is the next revolution in golf club adjustability, combining Adjustable Sole Plate (ASP) Technology, Flight Control Technology (FCT) and Moveable Weight Technology (MWT). The R11 driver is designed with a new, modern-classical clubhead shape intended to suit the eye of better players. Price: Rs. 21,000; available at leading pro-shops across the country.Hot dealGolf package at Eagle Ridge Resort: Erin Hills has seen the addition of private four-bedroom cottages overlooking the golf course that accommodate up to five people. You can now pay US$ 800 per night for all four bedrooms; for reservations, call 001 262 670 8600Tip of the monthIf you are looking for more consistency in your putting, pay attention to how far your elbows are from your body. You will find better control over line and speed if you bend the elbows and tuck them close to your hips while bending over the ball much more than in a full swing or even a chip. Try bending over enough so that the back of your neck and head are almost horizontal. An upright posture tends to create too much tension in the shoulders and arms. Look at photos of legendary pros Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Gary Player for inspiration.At a glanceContact: Erin Hills, 7169 County Road O, Erin; tel: 001 262 670 8600; e-mail: [email protected]; www.erinhills.com; call 001 309 691 3344 to book tee time. Green Fee: US$ 200. Getting there: Fly from New Delhi/Mumbai to Chicago; fare: Rs. 45,000 approx. An hour from Chicago, Erin Hills is located one mile west of the intersection of Highway 83 and Highway 167 West (Holy Hill Road). The entrance is on the south side of County Road O (Highway 167 becomes County Highway O west of Highway 83).Martin KaymerWisconsin’s Whistling Straits was in news recently when Martin Kaymer, now No. 1 in Official World Golf Rankings, won the 2010 USPGA Championship here. This makes him only the second German player to win a major championship, and this is also the first time since 1992 that four Europeans are at the top!Other top courses in WisconsinWhistling Straits, Straits Course: The host of the 2010 and 2015 PGA Championship and 2020 Ryder Cup is an extraordinary combination of legendary design by Pete Dye and visionary inspiration of Herbert V. Kohler Jr. Green Fee: Weekdays/Weekends: US$ 340/US$ 400; www.americanclubresort.com/golf.Blackwolf Run Golf Course, River Course: The River Course is a more conventional Dye course: target landing areas, tricky greens, strategic bunkering and water hazards–in short, a punishing test of accuracy. The aggressive route is the most obvious from the tee, but you’ll get beat up if you opt for that path and fail to execute the shot. Green Fee: US$ 240; www.americanclubresort.com/golf.Lawsonia: This golf complex offers two 18 hole courses: Links Course has elevated greens and open rolling terrain that can be difficult; Woodlands Course is very tight, wooded and scenic. It was built through an old stone quarry, and many holes have views of Lake Green. Green Fee: Weekdays/Weekends: US$ 60/US$ 70; www.lawsonia.comadvertisementadvertisementlast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea boss Sarri hints he’d like to work with Pulisic immediately

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Chelsea boss Sarri hints he’d like to work with Pulisic immediatelyby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has hinted he’d like to work with new signing Christian Pulisic immediately.The club paid £58million to sign the American sensation, 20, from Borussia Dortmund. But he will not arrive at Stamford Bridge until the end of the season as he has been loaned back to Dortmund for the rest of the current campaign.However with injury concerns for Willian and Pedro, Sarri was asked if the club should have brought him in immediately: “I don’t know.“As I said before I am not in charge of the market, it is difficult for me to talk about the market or the deal of Pulisic.“Willian’s injury I think is not very serious. The doctor said it was not serious for Pedro as well.“Pedro in one week can train. Of course this match was difficult as Pedro, (Callum Hudson-) Odoi, (Olivier) Giroud were out.” last_img read more

16 days agoMan City, Liverpool target Dani Olmo won’t force Dinamo Zagreb exit

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man City, Liverpool target Dani Olmo won’t force Dinamo Zagreb exitby Paul Vegas16 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveDinamo Zagreb wing-back Dani Olmo says he won’t force a move away this season.The Croatia U21 star was blocked from leaving this summer amid interest from Manchester City and Liverpool.He told AS: “I always said that in the future, I would like to play in one of the big leagues. “I am in a big club like Dinamo Zagreb, playing in the Champions League.”I only want to achieve this goal and continue to give my club the maximum, where I am very happy.” last_img read more

Rising Capesize Deliveries Imperil Fragile Market Balance

first_imgzoomIllustration. Source: PxHere under CC0 Creative Commons license Demolition of dry bulk ships in the first four months of 2019 surged by 120% compared to the same period of 2018, according to international shipping association BIMCO.The rise was mostly fueled by demolitions of Capesize ships, which increased from 1.1 million dwt between January and April of 2018 to 3.4 million dwt in the first four months of 2019.BIMCO said that the 18 Capesize ships that were demolished this year “sailed away from the poor market conditions faced by these larger vessel sizes since January 25, 2019.” In the almost three months since then, Capesize earnings have remained below USD 9,000 per day, falling to USD 3,460 per day on April 2, 2019.Capesize earnings have averaged USD 8,079 per day since the start of the year, representing a loss making level as BIMCO estimated that a Capesize ship needs to earn around USD 15,300 per day to be able to cover daily costs.In 2019 the Capesize market has faced several shocks, including the dam collapse in Brazil and bad weather in Australia, but it also faces more long term challenges such as the falling Chinese iron ore demand.“Due to the falling demand for commodities traditionally carried by Capesize ships, limiting fleet growth will become even more important if freight rates are to be profitable,” Peter Sand, BIMCO’s Chief Shipping Analyst, said.“For that reason, rates of demolition of Capesize ships in 2019 and 2020 are essential to addressing the fragility of the market balance,” he added.Despite an increase in demolition for the period, the Capesize fleet grew due to the delivery of 5 Valemax, 6 very large ore carriers (VLOCs), one standard Capesize and a baby Capesize ship, amounting to 3.8 million dwt entering the already crowded market.In addition to this, deliveries scheduled for the rest of 2019 as well as 2020 and 2021 paint a bleak outlook for the market balance, according to BIMCO.A further 6 Valemax, 46 VLOCs, 17 standard Capsizes, and 2 baby Capes are scheduled to be delivered in 2019. A mammoth 24.8 million dwt, including 3 Valemax, 79 VLOCs, 20 standard Capsizes and 8 baby Capes, has been ordered to be delivered in 2020, and deliveries of 8 million dwt are already expected in 2021.Because of delays and cancellations, BIMCO expects that around 11.1 million dwt will be added to the fleet in the rest of the year, followed by 20.4 million dwt in 2020 and 10.97 million dwt in 2021.“Demolition activity may rise somewhat with the upcoming implementation of the IMO’s 2020 sulphur cap and Ballast Water Management convention. Even if new regulation leads to more demolition, the market for large dry bulk ships is likely to face continued pressure as there is little potential for substantial growth on the demand side,” Sand said.Prospects for dry bulk ships smaller than Capesize are less concerning as the market conditions are more stable. Despite some disruption to trade lanes due to the trade war, the markets for these smaller ships face fewer disruptions on both the demand and supply side.last_img read more