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first_imgA miner was stabbed to death during a row over alcohol at Princeville Village, Mahdia, Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni).Dead is Leavern Daniels, 44, of Princeville Village, Mahdia.Reports are at about 23:45h on Thursday, Daniels and his friends were imbibing at a shop when the suspect approached their table and requested a portion of their alcohol but this request was denied.At this time, the suspect became annoyed and threatened to kill the victim after which he left. Shortly afterwards, Daniels was on his way to his mining camp when he was attacked and stabbed to his abdomen by the suspect.The victim was picked up and rushed to the Mahdia Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspect has since gone into hiding.The victim’s body is presently at the hospital’s mortuary awaiting an autopsy.last_img read more

first_imgPhoto: The fire ripped through this building on Sunday evening – Christine Rumleskie/Energeticcity.caThe fire that ripped through the Rosenau Transport and Unified Valve site has been deemed an accident. While the official cause has not yet been determined, Fort St. John Fire Chief Fred Burrows says the fire was not human caused. – Advertisement -[asset|aid=1759|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8e6aa853d8a16b3a63427e42c2ca98c1-Burrows – cause fire 1_1_Pub.mp3] Investigators began searching the site on Tuesday afternoon, for clues as to what caused the Sunday night fire. Chief Burrows says one area in particular is of interest to the investigation. [asset|aid=1760|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=8e6aa853d8a16b3a63427e42c2ca98c1-Burrows- cause fire 2_1_Pub.mp3]Advertisement Evidence has been sent out to the Office of the Fire Commissioner, and now the Fire Department will have to wait for a report to determine the exact cause. This is expected to take a few weeks. Chief Burrows also says the Fire Department has obtained an extensive list of chemicals that were stored in the warehouse, which he says includes many methanol-based substances. Click here for more info on Sunday’s fire.last_img read more

first_imgWhile the aforementioned parcels are within the municipal boundary, they are currently not connected to municipal services such as water and storm sewers. Jamurat says residents now have the ability to connect.As these proposed bylaws went through first and second reading during the March 9, 2015 regular council meeting, property owners within a 100 metre radius will be sent notification.All residents are invited to attend the public hearing, which is scheduled for March 23, 2015 at 6:00 p.m. inside City Hall. land incorporation Eleven out of the 12 parcels are proposed for agriculture use in the zoning bylaw, while a lone parcel is slated to be service commercial, according to Planning Manager Renee Jamurat.City staff says they’re recommending primarily agricultural amendments in the absence of research and clear direction regarding future growth and land use needs of the community.February 2014 statistics have identified 274 hectares of agricultural land – 90 per cent of which is vacant, and 167.2 hectares of service commercial land with a 28 per cent vacancy.- Advertisement -If a property owner wishes to change the land use in the future, they’ll be required to go through the designated amendment processes.Boundary Extension Council Policy No. 129 / 13 states, “the existing land uses for occupied properties will be grandfathered until such time as the property is rezoned or the land use changes.”The parcels acquired are also surrounded the Peace River Regional District boundary. This is in exception to the most southern and eastern lots – adjacent to residential, commercial, and institutional zoned parcels within the municipal boundary.Advertisementlast_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Dele Alli are set for a spell on the sidelines © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Sep 13 – Tottenham Hotspur suffered a double injury blow ahead of a key week with goalkeeper Hugo Lloris and midfielder Dele Alli ruled out for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Liverpool and a Champions League trip to Inter Milan on Tuesday.France’s World Cup-winning captain Lloris is “expected to be out for several weeks” with a thigh injury according to the club, while manager Mauricio Pochettino is more hopeful Alli could return in time for the trip to Brighton on September 22. Lloris was on Monday fined £50,000 ($65,000) and handed a 20-month driving ban for drink-driving.He missed Spurs’ 2-1 defeat at Watford before the international break and France’s Nations League matches against Germany and the Netherlands.“He is going to do another scan to see how is the evolution of his injury,” Pochettino told Sky Sports.Alli suffered a slight muscle strain in England’s Nations League defeat to Spain last weekend.“(We are) disappointed because we are going to miss him for maybe this game and against Inter Milan in Champions League,” said Pochettino. “But the most important thing is it is not a big issue and he will be available as soon as possible.”Spurs trail Premier League leaders Liverpool by three points but could move top for a few hours at least with victory at Wembley.A trip to Italy follows just three days later with Pochettino’s men facing a tough task to qualify from a group also containing Barcelona and Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgFurthermore, Daniel Arzani and Filip Benkovic signed for Celtic on season-long loan deals from Premier League sides Manchester City and Leicester respectively. TOP WORK Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Formerly of Nantes and Standard Liege, Trebel has been with Anderlecht since January 2017, but HLN say he could have been on his way out of the club over the summer.Celtic, Porto and Hertha Berlin are named as having been interested in the former France youth international, with ‘bids of £7.2million (€8m) refused’ by Anderlecht. Latest transfer news LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade three-way race LIVING THE DREAM Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Trebel came up against Celtic in last season’s Champions League Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 moving on Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 2 targets It is stated in the report that the Jupiler Pro League club had no intention of losing one of their ‘indispensable’ players, with Trebel considered one of manager Hein Vanhaezebrouck’s key men.Celtic found the transfer window hard going with just six signings made over the summer. Scott Bain and Odsonne Edouard made their loan moves to Parkhead permanent, while Youssouf Mulumbu and former Hoops defender Emilio Izaguirre joined Brendan Rodgers’ side on free transfers. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star IN DEMAND Trebel has been playing through an injury this season Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? targets Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing RANKED Celtic were interested in Anderlecht midfielder Adrien Trebel during the summer transfer window, according to reports.Trebel, 27, has been struggling with an abdominal muscle injury for the past couple of weeks, but he has still played every minute of the club’s league campaign so far this term, wearing the captain’s armband during that time. REVEALED Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti last_img read more

first_img moving on three-way race The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing 1 Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti TOP WORK Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January LATEST Latest Transfer News Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Tottenham and Arsenal target Benjamin Pavard has had an approach from Real Madrid.But his current club Stuttgart have rejected the move as they have done with all enquiries so far for the French ace.center_img REVEALED targets Bayern Munich are another club chasing Pavard, but they are said to be happy to wait until next summer to try and do a deal then. France and Stuttgart star Benjamin Pavard in action for his nation at the last international break. The right-back shone at the World Cup for France and played a key role as they went all the way in Russia.Pavard’s performances, which included a stunning goal against Argentina, led to him being linked with a summer move.Stuttgart reportedly rejected enquiries from the Premier League duo and, according to Sport Bild, they have now snubbed Real Madrid too.The Spanish giants are said to have contacted Stuttgart this week about a deal in January, but they have been turned down. LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade RANKED IN DEMAND targets last_img read more

first_imgTemperatures are set to heat up in Donegal this week with warm, dry and sunny conditions on the way.Today, temperatures are hitting 23 degrees but it will be partly cloudy. It will be sunny with a risk of isolated showers this evening.The sun will come out tomorrow, as temperatures rise again to highs of 23C in the northwest. Met Eireann are forecasting a rain-free day with sunny spells and some patchy cloud. Thursday is due to be the hottest day of the week. Temperatures could rise to a hot 27C in parts of Ireland, but forecasters say it will be a few degrees lower in northern and eastern counties.Local forecasts for Donegal say that Thursday will see highs of 23C and 16C at night. We can look forward to warm sunshine during the day.Friday will stay warm and sunny with highs of 23C again, but clouds are expected to creep in over the west during the morning bringing a risk of rain.Weather: Highs of 23C on the way to Donegal was last modified: June 25th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgBrand South Africa trustee Vusi Mvelase, Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola, Envitech’s Brendon Jewaskiewitz, Thami Masuku, of Mpilende Foods, and programme director Gcina Mhlophe at the KwaZulu-Natal summit. (Image: Nicky Rehbock) Press coverageClick on the links below to read news coverage of this event:Kubhungwe ngokukhuliswa komnotho, July 20, 2011What the new Brand SA has to offer, Mercury, 20 July 2011  Green energy and food security were the focus of the recent Brand South Africa Stakeholder Summit in KwaZulu-Natal, where guest speakers showed how they epitomise the values of innovation and sustainability in the province.Initiated by Brand SA of South Africa and taking place in each of the nine provinces, the summits aim to increase provincial participation in the nation-branding effort and encourage active citizenship – which, in turn, will help position the country as a top investment and tourism destination.One of KwaZulu-Natal’s exemplary innovators at the summit was Envitech Solutions – an environmental engineering firm specialising in managing waste and converting it into electricity.“With ideas and some dedication to what we’re trying to do in South Africa, we’re showing that it’s possible to make something great out of what you would ordinarily throw away,” the company’s managing director Brendon Jewaskiewitz said.Envitech began as a small family business in 2003 and over the years has grown into a globally recognised concern with an active presence in South Africa, Kenya, Somalia, Angola, Nigeria and the Middle East.One of its major international projects in Doha, Qatar, included moving 6.5-million cubic metres of waste, which had previously been dumped into the sea, to a new sanitary landfill site. It took the team 13 months of working 24 hours a day to complete the project.Envitech has also been involved in landfill site management in Amman, Jordan, and has recently been acknowledged as a service provider for Shell at the world’s largest gas to liquids plant in Qatar.Closer to home, the company constructed Africa’s first landfill gas-to-electricity project at the La Mercy and Marian Hill landfill sites in Durban, with the latter winning a number of international awards.Today the Marian Hill site supplies about 1MW of electricity to the municipal grid.“This is the first landfill gas-to-electricity project to be developed in terms of the CDM (Clean Development Mechanism) under the Kyoto Protocol in South Africa and Africa,” said Jewaskiewitz.Electricity generation is not the only spinoff of this venture, as it’s also helping destruct methane which makes up 40% to 50% of landfill gas. As a greenhouse gas, methane is 21 times more potent than carbon dioxide.The World Bank has signed an agreement with the eThekwini Metro Municipality, under which Durban falls, to buy the carbon credits generated through this eradication of methane.Envitech has also been involved with gas-to-electricity conversion at the Bisasar Road site in Durban, which one of the largest landfills in the southern hemisphere.“We were responsible for the installation and operation of the first four 1MW units at the site. It now has six 1MW units and one 0.5MW unit running there continuously.”Jewaskiewitz’s company also processes sewerage; shredded tyres; industrial, commercial and medical waste; as well as glass, paper and tin cans. The various by-products of this are either compost, electricity or water for re-use and irrigation.In addition, Envitech is working on a landfill gas extraction project for the Ekurhuleni Metro Municipality, east of Johannesburg, and the first waste-to-electricity venture in South Africa for the Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape.Sustainability through food securityKwaZulu-Natal’s Mpilende Foods also helps generate energy – albeit of a different kind.Meaning longevity in isiZulu, Mpilende is a 100% black owned and managed company which produces fortified food products for South African government schools and feeding schemes, humanitarian aid organisations, as well as wholesale and retail consumption.Its range comprises instant foods, food supplements, health and energy drinks, vitamin mixes and baby formula. Most of these are soya-based.The way the company sources its raw materials helps it achieve its core values of sustainability and empowerment.“We must be inclusive in how we procure our food for processing,” said Mpilende’s chief financial officer Thami Masuku.“This must involve sensitivity to the environment and sensitivity to parts of South Africa which have not always been aligned to the mainstream economy.“Our socio-economic responsibility is to work with communities in the rural areas, which are ideally placed to be our key suppliers. We enable these societies to participate in a semi-commercial activity that produces our raw materials which we can then process into Mpilende foods.”According to Masuku, this approach combined with the nutritional benefits of Mpilende products, helps support “the web of life”.The company also exports its products to other African states where war and poverty has led to wide-spread malnutrition.All foods produced by Mpilende are tested by the South African Bureau of Standards and endorsed by the Food and Drug Administration Board, the Nutrition Society of South Africa and the country’s Food Safety Corporation – among a host of other internationally recognised statutory bodies.Such global backing has won the company and its products a range of accolades over the years, including Europe’s International Award for Quality in 2010 and the Africa Growth Institute’s SMME Award for 2009 in the category “best new business”.last_img read more

first_img“We are able to clearly articulate what we stand for as country,” Communications Minister Faith Muthambi said in her speech at the 2016 World Communication Forum on 8 March. “It allows us to stand out and stand tall.”Faith Muthambi, South Africa’s Minister of Communications. (Image: Government Communication and Information System, CC BY-ND 2.0, via Flickr)SPEECH BY THE MINISTER OF COMMUNICATIONS OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA, THE HONOURABLE FAITH MUTHAMBI, ON THE OCCASION OF THE 2016 WORLD COMMUNICATION FORUM• Download the speech in PDFProgramme Director,Ladies and GentlemenAdditional salutations…Thank you for the opportunity to participate in this important panel discussion. Your topic on “Country reputation – who’s in charge of communications, identity and trust?” is close to our heart in South Africa. I am pleased to share with you our experience and best practice in this area.We view our country’s reputation as central to our attractiveness as an investment and tourist destination. It allows us to differentiate ourselves in a highly competitive global community. It allows for a coherent and consistent representation of who we are as a nation. We are able to clearly articulate what we stand for as country. It allows us to stand out and stand tall.A strong country brand assists us in meeting our domestic priorities. The enhanced recognition for South Africa means we can welcome more corporate investment, more world-class events and more visitors from every corner of the globe.This will lead to more economic prosperity. There will be higher levels of employment and a better standard of living. It in turn brings more social cohesion and mobility, more aspiration and optimism.Our success in building our brand is through open and effective communication both at a local and international level. What we communicate and how we communicate goes a long way towards building and sustaining trust.At home we use the power of communication to serve our communities by informing, educating and providing open access to information. Ours is a developmental agenda and as such our communication encourages people to participate in developing our country and growing our economy.We are guided by the National Development Plan which envisages an active citizenry that participates in the socio-economic life of the country and are more conscious of the things they have in common than their differences.Programme Director,It was not so long ago that the freedom to communicate with South Africans and the world at large was significantly curtailed by the apartheid regime. The communication apparatus of the apartheid state misled people and led to a breakdown in trust.Our society at the time was characterised by a culture of secrecy, disinformation and restrictions on press freedom. Its laws ensured that the majority of South Africans remained disadvantaged.Our reputation at home and internationally was in tatters. The birth of our democracy in 1994 changed all this. It ushered in an era where for the first time government was fully accountable to the public.Freedom of expression became an integral part of our new democratic society. The free and open flow of communication was central in our goal of achieving the vision of a non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous society.Our historic march forward has brought with it a sea of change. The communication landscape began to transform. The manner in which we began to communicate significantly impacted how our country was viewed by all.Ladies and Gentlemen,This important work of elevating our country’s image at home and abroad falls under the Ministry of Communications which I lead. The Ministry is responsible for the overarching communication policy and strategy of the country, information dissemination and publicity, as well as the country branding.When the Ministry was established a few years ago we moved to turn it into a communication and information powerhouse. We aligned the entities that reported to it to create a unique composition that covers all aspects of the communication space and works to advance our reputation.The entities include:1. The Department of Communications which oversees policy. It promote socio-economic development and investment through broadcasting, new media, print media and other new technologies.2. The Government Communication and Information System or GCIS is responsible for implementation, coordination and leadership in government communication. It influences an effective government communication system, drives coherent government messaging and proactively communicates with the public.3. The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa or ICASA is an independent regulatory body for the telecommunications and broadcasting sector. It works in the public interest.4. The South African Broadcasting Corporation or SABC is a public service broadcaster mandated to inform all South Africans. It has a strong radio and television presence nationally and is the voice for millions of South Africans.Given its history as an apartheid mouthpiece prior to 1994 the SABC has placed trust at the centre of its relationship with audiences. It continually strives to be the most credible and diverse national media broadcaster. Communication and more specifically public service media must be transparent and work towards the common good. The content the SABC generates does more than just entertain. It must inform and educate the public and adhere to the highest standards of moral integrity.5. The Media Development and Diversity Agency or MDDA is a partnership between the South African Government and major print and broadcasting companies to assist in, amongst others, developing community and small commercial media in South Africa.An important area of focus for the MDDA is the development of community radio. We see community radio as integral to making our democracy work and is a conduit for continuous dialogue on a range of pressing issues; such as safety, health, education, employment and rural development.6. The Film and Publications Board regulates the media environment through the classification of content. It maintains relevance to the values and norms of South African society through balancing the right to freedom of expression with an obligation to protect children from exposure to potentially disturbing, harmful and inappropriate material.Ladies and Gentlemen,The final entity that is part of our communications stable is Brand South Africa. In 1994 our nation was for the first time exposed to the wider world after apartheid had turned it into a pariah state.Relations with many countries were fragile at best and economic cooperation limited as a result of sanctions. After 1994 the democratic government’s foreign policy approach was characterised by co-operation, collaboration and building of partnerships.South Africa is now a respected member of the international community and our relations is stronger than ever before. We understand that our own advancement is linked to that of the rest of the continent and the globe.  To market and profile South Africa to the rest of the world, government established Brand South Africa under the umbrella of the Ministry of Communications. It is South Africa’s official marketing agency.The team at Brand South Africa is responsible for building and managing the country’s domestic and international reputation. It uses the country’s contrasts and diversity in the old and new, traditional and progressive, local and global, urban and rural, art and commerce as our national proposition.It is these intriguing contradictions that make us such a unique and vibrant nation – a nation where anything seems possible and achievable. To visitors and investors, the brand opens doors to a place that promises a life-changing and profitable experience.Through its work Brand South Africa creates a positive and unified image of South Africa. One that helps to build pride; promotes investment and tourism and helps new enterprises and job creation. Brand South Africa ensures that the diverse interests and stakeholders that make our country great are reflectedIt has the mammoth task to market South Africa to every facet of the globe. It cannot however do this on its own. We therefore foster partnerships and collaborate so that we are able to get the good story of South Africa to everyone.  Its flagship programme Global South Africans creates ambassadors for the nation brand. The programme allows South Africans who live outside the borders of our country to partner with Brand South Africa in promoting the country.Ladies and Gentleman,Communication often requires the necessary political support. In understanding this important factor an Inter-Ministerial Committee on Information and Publicity was established by our President.My Ministry enforces communication through the Inter-Ministerial Committee on Information and Publicity. This elevates communication from a supporting role to one that drives and coordinates communication.The IMC is responsible for championing and coordinating the work of Government with regard to communicating programmes to the nation. It also oversees the branding and marketing the country to South Africans and the world.It ensures, amongst others that the National Communication Strategy directs the work of government communications. There is a sustained narrative through a dedicated stream of information.There is a concerted effort to build our credibility and confidence both internally amongst public servants, and externally with the public, investors, corporations and civil society.Our reach and influence is enhanced by contributions from Brand South Africa, South African Tourism and Proudly South African, which are well placed to provide an all-encompassing picture of the country.In conclusion,The reputation of our country is safely guarded. It is managed at the highest level. We live by the values that define our nation. We remain transparent and accountable. We ensure this is reflected in our communication. In doing so we strengthen the reputation of our country to become more competitive. I look forward to our further engagement in these discussions.Thank You.last_img read more

first_imgThe Smooth GradientOne of the safest background techniques that works in almost every situation is the gradient. A radial gradient provides a clean background and has the ability to work the brand’s color palette into any video. Looking for more After Effects tutorials and assets? Check these out.Our Favorite After Effects Tutorials of 2018 (So Far)Video Tutorial: How to Stitch 360 Footage in After EffectsFree AE Templates and Assets to Celebrate 25 Years of After EffectsVideo Tutorial: How to Loop an Animation in Adobe After EffectsAnimate A ‘Top 10 Countdown’ Screen With After Effects ParticlesParticles can be a great way to add movement and small details to your composition. CC Particle World will allow you to have a constant flow of customized moving particles. You can also upload your own vector graphics as particles. Repeated Shape LayersWant to add some designs to your background? Grab a shape from the tools menu and use a repeater to run it across the entirety of your composition. Repeated shapes offer a quick way to add detail to your background. TexturesMotion graphics artists may be accustomed to using .PNG images just as their background. However, with the techniques above, you can use a texture to composite over your pre-made background. This will tie all of the elements together nicely.center_img Custom Repeated Shape LayersUse the pen tool to add a custom shape that looks amazing and follows the style of your brand. You can even grab the outline of a vector file in Illustrator, paste it into a shape layer within After Effects, and then add a repeater. Bonus: Lens FlaresHaving a pre-made lens flare pack can help you dramatically. Lens flare help create depth and add contrast to the overall composition. Be sure to check out Radium from for 120 amazing lens flares elements.100 Loopable BackgroundsIf you are looking for amazing, ready-to-go background assets, check out Canvas on Try these five simple Adobe After Effects techniques to create backgrounds for all your upcoming motion graphics projects.Deciding on backgrounds for motion graphics can take a bit of time, but they don’t have to take forever to create. There are many ways to go about designing your background while keeping it consistent with your main project. This After Effects tutorial covers five different ways to go about creating your background.last_img read more