Scorpions fairytale all that stands in the way of Broncos three-peat

first_img@Eden_RichardsThe New South Wales Scorpions are one win away from a fairytale Women’s Elite Eight title after a comfortable 5-1 win over the Alliance in the second semi-final at the National Touch League in Coffs Harbour.It’s been a long road for the Scorpions after they went through their 2016 campaign winless, struggling against well-drilled opponents.But 12 months later they have the opportunity to complete the ultimate turnaround by beating the champion Brisbane Broncos in the decider.The Broncos are aiming to go back-to-back-to-back after taking home the 2015 and the 2016 Elite Eight titles, but they will face stiff opposition and will be made to work for every touchdown if they are to succeed in 2017.They defeated the Queensland Titans 6-2 in the first semi-final – sending a message to the Scorpions that they will not be easily beaten.It was a great grand final warm-up for the Broncos who looked on song from the get-go and they will need to keep this standard up if they are to defeat the Scorpions.Interestingly, the Broncos’ only defeat in this tournament was against the Scorpions in Round 4 of the competition.The Scorpions won that match 7-4 and in the process proved that the Broncos can be beaten.Yasmin Meakes and captain Laura Peattie starred in that clash, scoring two touchdowns apiece in a great team performance.Meakes will be pivotal in the grand final after leading the competition with 16 touchdowns to date.It will be a showdown between the Scorpions star and Cowboy Mary McLean who has also joined Meakes at the 16 mark, with both ladies having a knack for finding the line with right of reply left with Meakes in the final.The grand final will begin at 6:00pm at C.ex Coffs International Stadium and it promises to be a great contest with plenty of Australian international stars on show and international jerseys on the line.last_img read more

9 months agoReal Madrid in new attempt for Roma youngster Nicolò Zaniolo

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Real Madrid in new attempt for Roma youngster Nicolò Zanioloby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid have made an attempt for AS Roma youngster Nicolò Zaniolo.Sport says his recent performances have alerted the attention of various teams in Europe including Real Madrid. Los Blancos are interested in Zaniolo but Roma chief Monchi has already moved quickly to tie down his emerging star.As for Real Madrid, Zaniolo is another example of their attempts to bring in all the best talents from around the world. The last was Brahim Diaz earlier this month. They’ve also recently signed Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo. last_img read more

a month agoAndy Carroll in line for second Newcastle debut

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Andy Carroll in line for second Newcastle debutby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveAndy Carroll is in line for a second Newcastle United debut against Brighton tomorrow.Carroll hasn’t played since February towards the end of an injury-plagued six years at West Ham, and underwent surgery to address a long-standing ankle problem in April.However, the striker, who returned to Newcastle on a free transfer in August, is now closing in on a return to first team football after impressing in training. Newcastle boss Steve Bruce said: “As long as he comes through today (Friday) OK – touch wood, he’ll come through today OK – but yes, he will be involved, which is good news for all of us.”At the top end of the pitch, him and Allan Saint-Maximin as well, we have been a little bit short – and Dwight Gayle is another one – so we have had limited options up top, but certainly the return of Andy and Allan give us something which obviously can only benefit us.” last_img read more

23 days agoBarcelona learn buyout clause of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez

first_imgBarcelona learn buyout clause of Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinezby Paul Vegas23 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveBarcelona are exploring the prospect of prising Lautaro Martinez away from Inter Milan.Barca captain Leo Messi is a fan of his Argentina teammate and has recommended the striker to the board.Corriere dello Sport says Barca are weighing up a January move for Martinez, who they see as a long-term replacement for Luis Suarez.And making matters easy for the Spanish giants is the buyout clause that exists in his contract.Barca have learned they can land Martinez for €111m. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

14 days agoWaddle urges Tottenham star Alli, Lingard to change approach

first_imgWaddle urges Tottenham star Alli, Lingard to change approachby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChris Waddle says Tottenham star Dele Alli and Manchester UnitedJesse Lingard must find a new approach to their games if they want to return to the England fold.Both players have endured a tough start to the 2019/20 and were recently omitted from Gareth Southgate’s squad for this week’s qualifiers against Czech Republic and Bulgaria.Speaking to racingpost.com, Waddle said: “The players who have been dropped need to think about having a Plan B. When young players come on to the scene, they get all the headlines and are talked about as though they have been doing it for 400 games. They can have unbelievable seasons but then go off the boil. Players can get lazy and believe the hype.”Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has had a bad injury. He’s a good all-round footballer who acts as an engine for the team and scores goals. I think there’s plenty more to come from him for England if he stays away from injury. Dele Alli has wonderful ability but I just think he has been worked out by opposing coaches. The same goes for Jesse Lingard. It’s time for him to look at his game and work at it on the training ground – it can take as little as 20 minutes per day – and develop a new approach.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Students Grateful for 2017 Eco Camp

first_img A group of students sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation to participate in the 2017 Eco Camp, have expressed gratitude for what they described as a “fun and educational” experience.The 10 students, aged 15 to 17, selected through their participation in the Ministry’s Youth Environmental Advocacy Programme (YEAP), attended the ‘Planeteers Camp’ from July 23 to 28, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Marine Lab in Discovery Bay, St. Ann.The camp provided participants the opportunity to learn more about the marine environment through talks, video presentations, hands-on activities, games and field trips. They were also given the opportunity to swim and snorkel at the dockside.A student from Buff Bay High School said the experience was his best ever, adding that he was able to overcome his fear of snorkeling.The campers noted that due to the interactive and helpful guidance of the camp counsellors, they were barely able to miss home.First-time camper, Tianna McDaniel, of The Manning’s School, described it as amazing, and was delighted to participate in the fun and educational aspects of the activities.Three passes were presented to York Castle High School as a reward for the only video submitted in the Eco Solutions Competition run by the Environmental Risk Management Division of the Ministry.The remaining passes were distributed to high schools across Jamaica that participated in the YEAP.Students were nominated by their school administrations based on merit, environmental interest and leadership qualities. The accommodation for each student was valued at $18,000.The Ministry requested that each student record a brief video recounting their experience at the camp and sharing what they learnt while they were there. The videos will be disseminated on the YEAP’s social media pages.Students sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation for the Discovery Bay Marine Lab’s Eco-Camp 2017 share a boat ride during the camp. A group of students sponsored by the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation to participate in the 2017 Eco Camp, have expressed gratitude for what they described as a “fun and educational” experience. A student from Buff Bay High School said the experience was his best ever, adding that he was able to overcome his fear of snorkeling. The 10 students, aged 15 to 17, selected through their participation in the Ministry’s Youth Environmental Advocacy Programme (YEAP), attended the ‘Planeteers Camp’ from July 23 to 28, at the University of the West Indies (UWI) Marine Lab in Discovery Bay, St. Ann. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Northern Gateway hits another legal obstacle

first_imgAPTN National NewsEnergy giant Enbridge has just been hit with another legal blow in their bid to build the Northern Gateway pipeline from Alberta to the British Columbia coast.The B.C. Supreme Court has just ruled that they failed in their duty to properly consult with Coastal First Nations.APTN’s Tina House has this story.last_img

City fields closed until further notice

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has decided to close sports fields in local parks until further notice.The closing of the fields is due to the excessive rainfall that has hit the city since last night. Youth soccer, as well as minor baseball, will be cancelled because of this.The City’s Communications Coordinator Ryan Harvey explained that the fields will likely stay closed until they are safe to play on. The city will send out an update once they decide to reopen the fields.last_img read more

Whats in the Box Prize revealed

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciaes, 16 Jan 2015 – The first winner for the What’s In the Box promotion now in its fifth year was Jewel Selver. Selver was called on her cell phone to learn that her answer of ‘Bambarra Rum’ was correct and that she had won a weekend stay for two at the award winning, Grace Bay Club. Today the partners in the event unveiled what was in the box after a string of clues were dispatched to LIME customers. Some of those clues included that it could make you happy or sad, it could be a blessing or curse and it’s the spirit of the Turks and Caicos Islands. Mobile customers had the opportunity to guess the prize via text with 100% of the proceeds going to the Grace Bay Club Community Foundation adopted schools. Two thousand texts came in and $2,000 were raised. The beneficiaries are the Charles Hubert James and Adelaide Omeler primary schools in North Caicos where tablets will be purchased to give students a modern experience in learning. Other prizes for the texters include a stay at the West Bay Club and a complete tool set from the Do it Center. The Indian Premier League Has a New Home in the Caribbean Flow Sports now offers an unrivalled Cricket line-up Recommended for you Flow counting down to Rio Games, launches Gold Tour campaign Related Items:bambarra rum, grace bay club, jewel selver, lime, what’s in the box Perdina wins Movado Watch set from LIME & Jai’slast_img read more

Schmeichel is proud and angry of his son

first_imgLeicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel ran towards the crashing site of the helicopter carrying the team’s owner and four other peopleLeicester City owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people died in a helicopter crash on October 27.The vehicle left King Power Stadium in Leicester and crashed a few seconds after taking off.And goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel saw it first hand and ran towards the wreckage.harry maguire, manchester UnitedMaguire says United need to build on today’s win George Patchias – September 14, 2019 Harry Maguire wants his United teammates to build on the victory over Leicester City.During the summer, Harry Maguire was referred to as the ultimate…“I’m proud of his reaction as the first thing he wants to do is help,” Peter Schmeichel, the Foxes’ goalkeeper dad told the BBC.“He was running towards a burning helicopter. You don’t want your kids to do that.”“He’s done exceptionally well. He’s come through a difficult time and I’ve tried to read his emotions and hopefully it won’t be a big reaction,” he concluded.last_img read more

The annual Miramar Air Show returns to MCAS Miramar

first_img Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Posted: September 28, 2018 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsMIRAMAR (KUSI) – KUSI’s Jason Austell was at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to check out the start of the annual Miramar Air Show. Jason Austell, What an honor to meet the legendary Sean D. Tucker! My interview with him is coming up @KUSI_GMSD pic.twitter.com/GOrLGHcGiO— Jason Austell (@JasonAustell) September 28, 2018center_img Jason Austell September 28, 2018 The annual Miramar Air Show returns to MCAS Miramarlast_img read more

Game of Thrones writers sign a huge multiyear deal with Netflix

first_img Game of Thrones Netflix 3:38 50 Photos Tags Game of Thrones season 8 VFX breakdown Post a comment 2019 TV shows you can’t miss David Benioff and D.B. Weiss have signed an overall deal to develop new films and series for Netflix pic.twitter.com/57gLQOSTLE— See What’s Next (@seewhatsnext) August 7, 2019center_img Share your voice 0 In a joint statement, the pair said, “We’ve had a beautiful run with HBO for more than a decade and we’re grateful to everyone there for always making us feel at home.” They say they are “honored” Netflix has brought them on board.”We are thrilled to welcome master storytellers David Benioff and Dan Weiss to Netflix,” said Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos, in a statement. “They are a creative force and have delighted audiences worldwide with their epic storytelling. We can’t wait to see what their imaginations will bring to our members.”A brief glance at the response to this new signing, on Twitter, isn’t particularly kind to D&D. Some users balked at the signing just days after Netflix cancelled The OA.The anger stems from a divisive final season of Thrones. Many fans have torched the Game of Thrones creators after they failed to stick the landing in the show’s final year. Even though the public response was relatively brutal, the show managed to rack up 32 Emmy nominations this year. TV and Movies Now playing: Watch this: David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Jeff Kravitz The two minds behind HBO’s mega-hit turned mega-disappointment Game of Thrones, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, have struck a multiyear deal with Netflix, according to a report by Deadline on Wednesday. The duo will create exclusive content for the streaming giant outside their deal with Disney to direct an upcoming Star Wars trilogy.D&D, as they’ve come to be known, were in high demand, with media giants Netflix, Amazon and Disney all in talks to secure their services. Netflix ultimately won out with sources telling the Hollywood Reporter the deal is worth $200 million and will include film and TV projects. The pair had spent over 10 years at HBO working on Game of Thrones.last_img read more

DJIs Osmo Mobile 3 is the phone stabilizer weve been waiting for

first_img 0 DJI Osmo Mobile 3 is a smaller, lighter phone camera stabilizer 12 Photos Now playing: Watch this: Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. 2:50 Share your voice Post a comment Mobile Tags The redesigned Osmo Mobile 3 lets you fold and go.  Joshua Goldman/CNET Motorized phone camera stabilizers are great for getting smooth and steady shots from your phone — assuming you use it. For me, it’s one of those products you buy with the best intentions and then don’t use because it’s simply too large, awkward and fragile to bring with you all the time. DJI’s Osmo Mobile 3 tackles this with a unique folding design that makes it more compact and easier to toss in a bag and go. And it’s $10 less than its predecessor.Available today for $119, the redesigned gimbal unlocks and folds fast and has locks to keep it from swiveling around. You can even throw it into a standby mode so you can partially shut it down, fold it and move to a new location and then quickly unfold and immediately start shooting. The whole device is lighter and more compact than previous models, but still runs for up to 15 hours on a single charge.Note that CNET may get a commission when you buy through any of the links on our site.See it at DJIThe new design also addresses a few issues users had with the Osmo Mobile 2. The gimbal no longer blocks the ports on your phone so you can connect an external mic and charge your device off the Osmo’s battery. You also no longer need to manually rotate your phone from landscape to portrait as it can now do it with a button press and position the camera right-side up.DJI Osmo Mobile 3From left to right: DJI Osmo Mobile, Mobile 2 and the new Mobile 3. Joshua Goldman/CNET A slider on the grip’s side lets you activate your phone’s zoom and a trigger in front will automatically switch between your phone’s front and rear camera. In selfie mode you can even use hand gestures to start a self-timer for photos and video. The trigger will also do things like recenter the camera and start DJI’s ActiveTrack feature that automatically tracks a subject and keeps them centered in the frame.The Osmo Mobile 3 uses DJI’s Mimo app it introduced with the palm-sized Osmo Pocket in November 2018. Although you can use the Osmo Mobile 3 with your phone’s camera app, Mimo is what gives you all the unique features like ActiveTrack and gesture controls. Mimo also enables you to create panoramas and shoot motion time-lapse and hyper-lapse videos. There’s a Story mode as well that will take your videos and edit them into short, social-friendly clips using one of 13 templates.Though mainly known for its camera drones, DJI has spent much of the past year building out other categories. Last month it introduced a first-person view HD video transmission system for drone racing and a compact motorized gimbal for pro cameras. In June, DJI introduced a $500 RC robot rover with a mini cannon made for students. It launched its first action cam in May, the DJI Osmo Action. DJI’s Osmo Pocket is an amazingly small stabilized 4K… DJIlast_img read more

Lucifer and Kanchana 3 pirated versions leaked by Tamilrockers Is cyber cell

first_imgPirated versions of Malayalam blockbuster ‘Lucifer’ and Tamil movie ‘Kanchana’ has been released by Tamilrockers online. Even though the pirated version of ‘Lucifer’ was released three weeks after its release, the camera print of ‘Kanchana 3’ has hit online just hours after its theatrical release. It should be also noted that the pirated version of Telugu movie ‘Jersey’ which was released on April 19 is also available to download in the Tamilrockers website.As the pirated full movie copies of ‘Kanchana 3’ and ‘Jersey’ has been leaked online, the collections of these films will be affected very badly in the coming days. On the other hand, ‘Lucifer’ is expected to emerge as an industry hit in Mollywood, but the release of the camera print may result in a drastic dip in collections from now on.A couple of days back, a Kerala man who works in Saudi Arabia had uploaded a Tik Tok video that shows him watching the pirated print of ‘Lucifer’. In the video, the man can be seen saying that the film is not worth a watch, apart from three goosebump moments. As the video went viral on the online space, Aashirvad Cinemas, producer of ‘Lucifer’ lodged a police complaint and tracked the whereabouts of the man who uploaded the video.”People have the rights to criticize a movie after watching it in theatres. However, this man named Askar Ponnani who is currently working in Saudi Arabia has uploaded the video after watching the pirated print. This is something unacceptable, and these acts literally shatter the entire film industry. Kerala Police has already taken a case against him, and they have contacted the Saudi Arabian authorities to locate the place in which he works. Strict actions will be taken against Askar Ponnani once he lands in Kerala,” Aashirvad Cinemas wrote on their official Facebook page.Even though cyber cell in India is taking strict actions against sites like Tamilrockers to curb piracy, these sites are still active and are uploading pirated copies of movies in different languages within hours of its release. Earlier, cyber cell authorities have made sure that torrenting sites like these are not accessible for people who use Indian IP numbers. However, many people are still accessing these pirated sites using VPN (Virtual Private Network).If the police and judiciary fail to nab and punish the culprits behind piracy, it will finally result in the ultimate end of the Indian film industry, as cinema is also a business which solely depends on box-office collections.’Lucifer’ is directed by Prithviraj Sukumaran, and it stars Mohanlal in the lead role. Apart from Mohanlal, the film also stars Manju Warrier, Vivek Oberoi, Tovino Thomas, Kalabhavan Shajon, Baiju Santhosh and Saikumar in other prominent roles. The film which is a political thriller has already grossed more than Rs 115 crores at the box office. On the other hand, ‘Kanchana 3’ also known as ‘Muni 4’ is a Tamil horror thriller directed by Raghava Lawrence. The film stars Raghava Lawrence, Oviya, Vedhika, Nikki Tamboli, Kovai Sarala and Soori in lead roles.last_img read more

Buddha Purnima 2019 in photos

first_imgThis year Buddha Purnima is celebrated on Saturday, May 18.Also known as Buddha Jayanti, Buddha Purnima is celebrated to mark the birthday of Gautam Buddha. Lord Buddha, the founder of Buddhism, became a spiritual teacher in life. Buddhism was founded on his teachings.It is considered as the most sacred Buddhist festival which is celebrated by Hindus and Buddhists both in Asian countries including India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet, Bangladesh, and Bhutan.This year Buddha Purnima is falling on Saturday, 18th May. The day is considered to be a public holiday for most schools and offices.Day in Photos – May 18: On the occasion of Buddha Purnima, a devotee places flowers in front of a statue of Lord Buddha at a temple. Reuters The world celebrates Lord Buddha’s birthday. ReutersPeople offer prayers at Sarnath temple near Varanasi on the occasion of Buddha Purnima:People offer prayers at Sarnath temple near Varanasi on the occasion of #BuddhaPurnima pic.twitter.com/chmwKVvaF0— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 18, 2019 Buddha Purnima indicates calmness. People offer prayers at the holy shrines of Lord Buddha. In some countries, people also release birds, insects and animals as an act of “liberation” to spread Buddha’s message as a ritual. Reuters Buddha Purnima quotes.last_img read more

Record mergers and acquisitions likely in India next year

first_imgIndia is heading into another calendar year of record mergers and acquisitions on the heels of the second year of topping global investments, an investment banking executive says.This year saw Walmart Inc, ArcelorMittal, and Berkshire Hathaway Inc on a buying spree taking India ahead of China for the second time, a Bloomberg report said citing a top Goldman Sachs manager.Deals in technology-driven consumer and financial services will keep the momentum going in the year ahead, says Sonjoy Chatterjee, chairman and co-chief executive, Goldman Sachs India.Goldman advised on two of the three biggest acquisitions involving Indian companies this year when $128 billion of transactions went through, he says.”All pools of global capital – from strategics to financial sponsors – are focused on India,” the report cites Chatterjee as saying. “Some of these large global companies are sitting on enormous amounts of cash. They need to get into markets which are important for them, and India is a top priority.”A mixture of factors helped India draw more investments than China. Foreign acquirers spent a record $39 billion on acquisitions in India this year, according to Bloomberg data.Regulators’ crackdown on bad loans put assets worth billions on the block at a time when Asia-focused private equity funds were looking to deploy liquid funds.Political uncertainties around elections are going to remain short-term and are unlikely to hurt investor confidence given the macroeconomic conditions, he said.”A painful but interesting churn is happening in India – driven by governance and capital – where you will see a new corporate order emerging by 2020,” Chatterjee told the news agency.”The third factor driving change in corporate India are families that want to rethink the future, either because of the next generation, an uncertain horizon or simply to optimise their portfolio and capital allocation.”He said there was a liquidity issue, which the government and the central bank were trying to tackle. “Investors who are serious, mature and deep will look at the data following disruptions in 2008 and 2013 and determine when to come back in. Going by empirical evidence, the sector takes about 18 months to reverse,” he added.last_img read more

Houston Police Officers Reflect On Strategies In Wake Of Recent Shootings

first_img X Listen 00:00 /01:18 Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: The Houston Police Department often prides itself on what it says are good community relations, for example by attending meetings with neighborhood groups on a regular basis.Ray Hunt, president of the Houston Police Officers’ Union, said he and other officers have been going out to schools and churches to communicate about what each side expects from the other.Speaking on TV 8’s Red, White and Blue, he also said he wants to be as transparent as possible.“I have no problem with us sitting down within 24, 48 hours after a shooting, share with activists, share with everybody the information that we have, so that we can get information out there and make sure that we keep the city safe.”Hunt said this would help preempt any rumors spreading on social media.There has also been much talk about police profiling minorities.HPD executive assistant Chief Michael Dirden said his agency has strategies to reduce bias among its officers, but he said it should go further and also include implicit bias.“There are training opportunities available throughout this country now,” he said. “They’re emerging, but those are things that you can do in terms of psychological evaluation of folks before they become police officers and education and training of police officers once they’re on the force.”Dirden said the most important thing for officers is to communicate well with civilians during encounters.last_img read more

Seniors Rally to Preserve Historic Location

first_imgSouth view of Westfield Cemetery in Wadesboro, North Carolina. (Photo Coutesy of N.C. State Historic Preservation Office)More than a hundred D.C. residents and friends gathered at the Washington Navy Yard for a holiday gala in support of the The Westview Cemetery in Wadesboro, N.C. Earlier this year, on June 29, the cemetery was placed on the National Register of Historical Places, recognizing the abandoned all Black cemetery as a piece of American history.The Dec. 5 gala was one of 14 annual fundraisers Friends of Old Westview Cemetery, a group dedicated to restoring the cemetery, held to raise money for the upkeep, including routine maintenance on sunken graves, landscaping, and resetting headstones in Westview Cemetery.“I have no limit to where I will go to get money,” D.C. resident Rose Sturdivant Young, president and founder of the group, told the AFRO on Dec. 3. She said 115 tickets were sold and the group raised more than $4,000 dollars to aid the cemetery.Pearl Danner stands between Rose Young and Rip Preston as she receives an award for selling the most holiday gala tickets to support preserving The Westview Cemetery in N.C. (Photo by Briana Thomas)Young started the group in 2001, when she buried her mother in Westview Cemetery.“I did not want my family to be buried in an unknown place,” Young said, explaining that she wanted the now 117-year-old cemetery to be a notable place. When she asked around other people who were connected to the cemetery felt the same way.The four-and-a-half acre burial site belonged to the Klutz family who sold six plots to Young’s father before he was buried there in 1981. Tom Klutz granted her family permission to clean and maintain the cemetery lot, she said.In 2003, Friends of Old Westview Cemetery became a nonprofit organization and by 2007, the son and granddaughter of Tom Klutz signed over the deed to the organization, makingYoung the owner of the cemetery.“I sincerely hope this will help facilitate all efforts to preserve a sacred resting place for all of our loved ones, yours and mine,” Young read from an excerpt of the letter that Klutz’s heirs wrote her when they signed over ownership.Young said the cemetery is home to Wadesboro’s first Black preacher, first Black lawyer and over 40 slaves that date back to the 1800s.“We want to restore and remember people who are buried there,” she said.Young said businesses are starting to construct around the cemetery and law students from American University are helping her write a grant to obtain a fence that is estimated to cost anywhere from $15,000 to $20,000.  The fence, also brings up concerns on who will maintain the burial grounds and work rigorously to find funding for the conservation.“The city needs a group of people who have passion,” said Rip Preston, a donor who attended the gala. “If we don’t do it, who will?” Preston said.Olivia Thomas, secretary of the organization’s board, said that she hoped the youth would step up and take care of the cemetery. “Hopefully they will take the reign and continue to keep it up. Don’t just let it die out,” she said.last_img read more

Learning electronics company Adafruit offers children electronics lessons on YouTube

first_img Explore further © 2013 Phys.org (Phys.org) —Adafruit, a company founded in 2005 by engineer Limor Fried, has begun offering a free educational program for children on YouTube. It’s called Circuit Playground and the aim is to teach children the basics of how electricity works—it will follow an alphabetical approach—the first episode is called “A is for Ampere.” This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Children under 3 can’t learn action words from TV — unless an adult helps More information: www.adafruit.com/blog/2013/04/ … or-ampere-episode-1/ Fried (the first female engineer to appear on the cover of Wired magazine) states on her website that her goal for Adafruit is to create the best possible place online for those seeking to learn more about how electronics work and then to make and offer the best electronic products for people of all ages and knowledge levels to help them in their efforts. She appears in the video series as LadyAda (a nod to both computer programming pioneer Ada Lovelace and popular entertainer Lady Gaga), along with other puppet characters that represent different electronic components. As she explains to the puppets how different aspects of electricity work, those watching learn too. In the inaugural video, LadyAda explains to a character called Adabot what an ampere is (and gets some help from a stand-in for André-Marie Ampère himself) and why it’s important in electronics. She also uses real-world examples of whatever she’s talking about, in action—turning on a boom-box for example. The video is short, just shy of four minutes, which means little ones watching won’t have to focus very long. Citation: Learning electronics company Adafruit offers children electronics lessons on YouTube (2013, April 3) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2013-04-electronics-company-adafruit-children-lessons.html Fried, also Entrepreneur magazine’s Entrepreneur of the year for 2012, oversees 45 employees in her business located in New York City. Her aim and that of her company, is to promote learning—specifically, to help people understand how electricity works. With the introduction of Circuit Playground, the goal is to instill a sense of understanding in children about the basic principles of electricity and how it’s used in electronic products—it’s for children who are still too young to learn by doing, which is the essence of her business—selling kits that people can use to build electronic products and in so doing, learn how electricity works. Fried is careful to avoid patronizing those who watch the video and for that reason, it (and presumably the rest in the series) can be viewed by adults as well who wish to learn a little something themselves.Next up for Circuit Playground, is “B is for Battery.”last_img read more