View comments Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Despite it all, the 76ers were unfazed.Philadelphia turned a 10-point deficit into a seven-point lead with a 19-2 run that ended midway through the fourth quarter, then absorbed the best shot Dwyane Wade could throw at the 76ers in the final minutes before heading home with a chance to close the Heat out in Game 5 on Tuesday.Wade led all scorers with 25 points off the Heat bench, 12 of them coming in the fourth. But it wasn’t enough.“They don’t let you off the hook,” Wade said, tipping his cap to the 76ers. “You make one mistake, or you take your foot off the gas for one second, they make you pay.”Wade doesn’t have a contract for next season. He’s said if he plays, he’ll be back with Miami — though there’s no guarantees.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hardly anyone noticed.All eyes were on the other end, where Dragic was shoved to the floor by Robert Covington. James Johnson — a black belt and MMA fighter — took exception and went toward Covington, so Simmons came in for a few words.“He was protecting his guy,” Covington said of Johnson.“Physical, competitive basketball,” Spoelstra called it all.The 76ers kept hitting Miami in the second half too, albeit on the scoreboard. And now Tuesday awaits, with Philadelphia — coming off a Super Bowl title and Villanova’s NCAA crown — on the brink of another celebration.“We’ve got to finish it,” Simmons said.TIP-INS76ers: Embiid went out for a play in the fourth quarter without his mask, drawing a foul, then getting the mask back on. … Philadelphia finished with 27 turnovers, 17 of those in the first half — after not having more than 14 in any of the first three games of the series.Heat: Winslow needed four stitches and Richardson bruised his left shoulder in the second-quarter physicality. … Richardson had a Heat playoff record seven steals. … Miami started 1 for 6 from the foul line, and finished 13 for 25.REBOUND ROUT And that future might be starting sooner than many envisioned.Simmons was the first rookie to since Magic Johnson in 1980 to have a playoff triple-double, Redick led Philadelphia with 24 points and the 76ers moved one win from the second round by topping the Miami Heat 106-102 on Saturday to take a 3-1 lead in their Eastern Conference first-round series.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I’m shocked that we won this game,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We really didn’t have a right to win the game.”Here’s why he said that: His team turned the ball over 27 times, shot 7 for 31 from 3-point range and trailed by 12 late in the third quarter in an extremely hostile environment against a desperate opponent. P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames LATEST STORIES Barcelona easily wins historic 4th straight Copa del Rey ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ And that means Saturday might have been his last home game in a Heat uniform. If he knows what the future holds, he didn’t offer any hints.“I’m focused on the next game, trying to win that one,” Wade said.Simmons became the first rookie since Magic Johnson in 1980 to post a playoff triple-double — 17 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists. Joel Embiid finished with 14 points and 12 rebounds for Philadelphia.“We took care of business,” Embiid said.Wade carried the comeback effort, with the Heat down six and less than 2 minutes left. His three-point play cut the margin in half and his next two field goals got Miami within one each time.The Heat got no closer.Goran Dragic scored 20, James Johnson had 15 and Hassan Whiteside finished with 13 points and 13 rebounds for Miami, which now needs to pull off some history. The Heat have erased a 3-1 deficit only once, in 1997 against New York.“We all feel that we’re this close,” said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra, holding his thumb and index finger maybe a millimeter apart. “That’s what makes this game tough. They made bigger plays than us in the fourth quarter.”Miami held slim leads at the half — 2-0 in players who went to the locker room injured, 4-0 in stitches received, 61-56 on the scoreboard.A wild scene was the story of the second quarter. Philadelphia’s Dario Saric was driving from the right wing and had his dribble knocked away by Justise Winslow, and four players wound up on the floor as they went for the loose ball. Josh Richardson took the worst of it, getting slammed into by Embiid. Richardson stayed down for more than a minute, eventually getting helped to his feet and to the Miami locker room. Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ MOST READ Philadelphia dominated the backboards, 57-43 and extending possessions time and time again with 17 offensive rebounds.SECOND HALVESPhiladelphia has outscored Miami after halftime in all four games: 74-43 in Game 1, 61-57 in Game 2, 65-44 in Game 3 and 50-41 on Saturday.UP NEXTGame 5 is Tuesday night in Philadelphia.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid (21) and Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside (21) battle for a loose ball in the first quarter in Game 4 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series, Saturday, April 21, 2018, in Miami. (AP Photo/Joe Skipper)MIAMI Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid certainly aren’t acting like playoff first-timers, and JJ Redick provided the veteran leadership that Philadelphia so desperately needed.The 76ers might very well be the NBA’s team of the future.ADVERTISEMENT
Dear Editor,The APNU/AFC coalition regime has not reached the stage of doctrinal dictatorship yet, at least when compared to the post-independence period from 1968 to 1992, the genealogical heart of the PNC. There seems to be little indication that this will happen given the successful No-Confidence Motion (NCM) inflicted upon it on December 21, 2018.However, the regime’s grid of supervision and surveillance over Guyana’s affairs has dwindled, conceding some power to the opposition, PPP.What has happened since the NCM is that the regime has operated on the “logic” of restraint not onto itself but to the private-oriented institutions and the opposition while applying a tight confluence between sister-affiliated institutions in and out of Guyana.In every nodal point of challenge, the regime is relying desperately on the Office of the Attorney General and GECOM, its twin horns, to reconfigure the basic meaning of the Constitution, mathematics, among others, under the rubric of “situational necessity” or something like that, in the courts.The minutiae of bunkums – 34 is the majority of 65, the Constitution is wrong, GECOM is not ready – has been transmogrified into full-blown national and regional comedies. Some in the APNU/AFC regime have lampooned themselves in Guyana’s new encyclopedia of who’s who in constitutional semantics while some rue. It is sad to watch the entanglements of the once boastful and buzzed APNU/AFC coalition.Despite threats of imminent doom, the regime has refused to acquiesce to any demands constitutionally placed on it, opting to maintain the spirit of grasping for power rather than upholding the letter of the law.This stable and stubborn position has called in the entire edifice of the regime’s sincerity of good governance into question. What the hell do you mean by good governance? What the hell are your intentions? What is needed now is bureaucratic discretion, not bureaucratic donkeyism.Noticeably, too, is that GECOM, like the regime, has begun to operate on the “logic” of restraint within the Commission rather than on the “logic” of facilitation as mandated. If you have not noticed, the self-styled, no paladin Chairman for anyone has voted according to the expectation of the regime: a delay of the general election until GECOM is ready.Expect more voting to occur along these lines since no way in the world is GECOM an independent institution, never was, never will be, unless there is some sort of reform. There are now four APNU/AFC and three PPP members respectively.The latter is simply decorative, an empty shell. To declare that the Chairman of GCEOM is an independent thinker would be promoting ignorance and engaging a habit of exaggeration. The outcome of the recent meeting between teams Granger and Jagdeo tells it all.Am I supposed to believe these declared sentiments by the President of Guyana: “Let me make one thing clear, GECOM is an autonomous, GECOM is an independent agency and there is no part of the Constitution which gives the President or the executive in general, authority to interfere, intervene or intrude in the work of the elections commission”.The unilateral appointment of GECOM’s Chairman by the President against the wishes of the majority fills those vital lacunae and punctuates the morphology of thinking within this regime. We will settle for nothing less but to stay in power. The Chairman of GECOM has become the President’s trump card and lifeline of the APNU/AFC regime.Sincerely,Lomarsh Roopnarine
On the racing front club members did well in the local 5K road races with three personal bests auguring well for the season ahead. In the north west series won on the day and won overall by Gavin Crawford results and times were as follows.1 Gavin Crawford 16.20 (pb) 5 Martin Devenney 18.086 Kevin Connolly 18.448 Mark Hunter 18.46 (pb)9 Paul Doherty 18.47 10 Ben George 18.5512 Seamus Nallen 19.1338 Orla Nallen 23.50(pb)40 Noelle parker 24.2541 Lisa Dalton 25.22 In the national pool life saving championships in Limerick Triona McMenamin came away with two gold medals and two silver medals.In the Lifford 5K results were as follows22 Clint Doherty 18.5851 Noel Lynch 21.06 Training continues during the week on Wednesday at eight coached swim (six lanes in Aura)Track session thursday at eight (Danny Mc Daid running track) and cycle saturday leaving Aura at 9.30pm.There will be a practice Duathlon in preparation for the National Series duathlon on sunday 23rd with sign on from 11.00 and start at 11.30. Anyone thinking of doing the main race is welcome to take part. Race entries are coming on well for both the Duathlon on the ninth of march and the pool based try a tri on the 27th of april. Both events can still be booked through the Triathlon Ireland website.The junior section also have a training day on sunday between twelve and two at Aura.Cathal RoartyTRIATHLON – LETTERKENNY 24/7 CLUB DOES WELL ON THE ROADS was last modified: February 16th, 2014 by StephenShare 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)Tags:Letterkenny 24/7 Triathlon notes
On a cold frosty night in Lifford, up to 1,000 people, including staff, Local Councillors, TD’s, Doctors,crowded into the Community Centre, to hear speaker after speaker talk about how they wanted to preserve the status of Lifford Community Hospital.THREE main Points according to the HSE, were brought to the crowds attention. THERE WERE AS FOLLOWS –1. The Hiqa report on the existing building.2. The Levels of Respite/Pallitive care Offered to Patients.3. Capital Funding.On Point 1, The HIQA report was said to have been Favourable towards Lifford Community Hospital.On Point 2, The Levels Of Pallitive Care, Even Dr.James O Reilly The Minister For Health, had said that they are“More Than Adequate, Given The Small Number Of Patients In Lifford Hospital”The Sticking Point was on Point 3, The Capital Funding. Government Minister present, Dinny McGinley TD, had a meeting with The minister Recently, where he asked about funding for Community Hospitals, and the Minister Replied “The Money just is not there – given the circumstances we find ourselves in”The First Speaker Of The Night was Fr.Edward Kilpatrick Parish Priest of Murlog, where he spoke about the Patients that he talks to on a regular basis, losing their homes, if Lifford Hospital Closes.He spoke to the large crowd of it being the same as“Being Evicted from their Homes and being put into nursing Homes that No-One wanted”Local Doctor, Martin Coyne, Spoke about the matter being “No Longer a Political matter” and the closure of lifford hospital “had gone beyond a Localised H.S.E. matter”.He handed out 200 envelopes addressed to the Regional Director Of The HSE in Limerick, which he asked people to fill with a personal story about their 1st hand experience with Lifford Community Hospital.HSE West Regional Health Forum Member, Cllr. Frank McBrearty spoke of the Worst Case Senario, that being if Lifford Hospital does NOT Survive the Closure.He also spoke about having the option of going down the legal route.“If the Ministers dont listen, to what the people of this community have to say, then we should look at the case brought by the three old ladies in Abbeyleix, bringing their case to the high court”All the Speakers which included, former County Mayor, Cllr. Cora Harvey, Cllr.Martin Harley, Senator Brian O Domhnaill, and local councillor Gerry Grawford spoke in depth about the level of care that the patients get in Lifford Community Hospital and backed the Saved Lifford Hospital Campaign. Cllr. Crawford also produced a letter from the ambulance service, which he is a member, which he read to the crowd, which stated that lifford and Stranorlar Ambulance Stations, were to be amalgamated, should Lifford Community Hospiatal Close.Deputy Pearse Doherty TD, spoke about his time with this campaign, and that “it’s not the first time a government attempted to close this hospital.”“We didn’t let them close it that time, and we’re not going to let them close it this time and we just need to remember that” to which he got a rousing applause.Deputy Thomas Pringle TD, spoke about his time with the Save Lifford Hospital Group, and that he has made several representations on their behalf to the Minister for Health. He said “I’m standing fully behind this campaign to retain the status of Lifford Community Hospital, and I’ll do my best to see that it does NOT close”Giving a Save Lifford Hospital Facebook report, Local Man, Paul McClay, said that there were over 4,440 friends that were commited to retain this “Institution” in Lifford.He went on Further to say that there were over 8,000 signatures on the petition, and he went on to read out a few heart wrenching testimonials that ordinary people had left on the facebook page.He said in a personal capacity “People of Lifford have said in the past, that the Dublin Government would Take the Bridge out of Lifford if they could find a suitable location elsewhere” to which he got the biggest cheer of the evening.A Question & Answer session followed the public speakers.One member of the audience asked “would the 3 TD’s present, give an undertaking to make a deputation to the minister for health, and, not to leave, untill they get in writing, that lifford hospital was going to be saved” to which Pearse Doherty, Dinny McGinley, and Thomas Pringle agreed.Deputy Doherty added in reply that he had tabled a question about this Matter in the Ministers question time in Dail Eireann.Deputy McGinley when asked Straight out “is lifford hospital going to be saved ?”The answer was “The reply I got from the Minister for Health is that I can give no guarantees that Lifford Community Hospital would not close”Deputy Mc Ginley stated that “I am 100% behind this campaign to retain the status of Lifford Hospital, i dont want it to close, and neither do you the community”So after last night’s public meeting, the future of Lifford Community Hospital is still uncertain.The Save Lifford Hospital Group have said that if the hospital continues to come under threat, they’ll be prepared to go to the streets and protest again, but they have several options open to them in the mean time.THE NIGHT LIFFORD TOOK A STAND AGAINST HOSPITAL CLOSURE – MINUTE BY MINUTE was last modified: December 10th, 2011 by StephenShare 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)
Pic: Toronto StarA CO Donegal man is winning rave reviews for his pub in Toronto – named after a piece of home.Ards native John McFadden has been gone from these shores for almost 40 years.And according to The Toronto Star this week, John is one of the few publicans offering a real Irish pub to his customers in his Muckish Irish Pub. “Now marking five years, owner John McFadden named the pub after Muckish, a mountain in his native home of Donegal where his father mined quartz sand used to make optical glass,” writes reviewer Brian Towie.“You’ll find the Northern Irish in particular come here to raise a Guinness or two and hear familiar, friendly voices — though still part of the republic, Donegal is right next door to Northern Ireland.“They’ll also come for the fiddling and broadcasts of Gaelic football and hurling — the latter best described in North American terms as very similar to field hockey, dating back some 3,000 years to the ancient Celts.”There is of also of course a signed Donegal jersey taking pride of place in the pub. You can read the rest of the review here:http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2013/10/16/muckish_a_pub_that_deserves_to_call_itself_irish.html DONEGAL MAN’S ‘MUCKISH’ PUB GETTING RAVE REVIEWS IN TORONTO was last modified: October 18th, 2013 by John2Share 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) Tags:ArdsIrish PubJohn McFaddenMuckishToronto
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 After the dominant season she enjoyed in 2004, perhaps the NCAA thought it would give Cal State San Bernardino a competitive edge if she returned. The real message is that athletes will be held accountable for their decisions, even those that may be right. There is no wiggle room for athletes. If Harris would have been hurt, chances are she would have received a medical redshirt season. But this was a personal decision and there is nothing in the NCAA rule book pertaining to that. … Elliott Sadler, winner of the inaugural Labor Day Sunday race at California Speedway, will be up close and personal with fans next Monday. The driver of the M&Ms Ford for Robert Yates Racing will be working the ticket window from noon to 1 p.m. at Fontana. As an added incentive, the first 95 fans in line will receive a goody bag from various NASCAR Nextel Cup sponsors. Later in the day, Sadler will read to a group of school children in the Fontana district, which shall remain nameless for fear fans may crash the party. … Random thoughts for a Tuesday morning, wondering whatever happened to Debbie Arnold, 1984 CIF-Southern Section 3A basketball player of the year out of Fontana High School. If Brie Harris was a coach, it would have been no big deal to switch from one college to another. But since she was a volleyball player, a midyear transfer cost her a year of eligibility at Cal State San Bernardino. Her appeal to the NCAA was denied and her collegiate career is over. We don’t know all the facts involved in Harris’ decision to leave Pepperdine after three matches in her junior season. What we do know is losing a year for three nonconference matches is a steep price to pay. Like father, like daughter: There are two generations of national champions living under one roof in Upland. When Alyssa Davila and her Newport-based Slammers soccer team won the under-16 U.S. Youth Soccer Association championship recently in Orlando, Fla., she joined dad Albert in an elite group. Albert Davila won the AAU 106-pound title in 1971, fighting out of Pomona. He’s the same Albert Davila that brought fame to the city by winning the WBC bantamweight championship. Those are pretty good bloodlines, but there are those who believe Alyssa takes after mom Roberta Davila. … It should come as no surprise that Norco High School’s Toby Gerhart clocked one of the fastest 60-yard times at the Area Code Games conducted last week at Blair Field in Long Beach. Gerhart, the football star-outfielder, recorded a time of 6.59 seconds, third behind the 6.27 of Jeff Rapoport from Westlake. Chino infielder Justin Jacobs had a 6.68 and Mikal Garbarino of San Dimas posted a time of 6.81. Travis Tartamella of Los Osos was quickest among the catchers with a time of 7.02. … Time to change the opening and closing ceremonies script at the Little League Western Regional Tournament in San Bernardino. Or just the part that splits California into two states. With the exception of the two teams from the Golden State, all the tourney entrants are state champions. However, the teams from Northern and Southern California are regional champs. So it made no sense to identify the team from Tracy as the “North California state champions.” There is no state of Northern California, or Southern California for that matter. Of course, that could change. … Special memo for Joey: Oh, the heartbreak of witnessing the crushing of such a strong visual image of your baseball mentor. The memories of the past have been shattered. Where did he get that flower? Better than that, where did he get that rug? We haven’t seen anything like that since Burt Reynolds and Cosmo. … There’s plenty of time to get the neck muscles in shape for the U.S. Parachuting Association’s National Skydiving Championships that will begin Aug. 23 at Perris Valley Skydiving. More than 750 of the country’s best will compete in various categories through Sept. 8. The free event allows spectators to not only view individuals and large formations in the sky, but the opportunity to mingle and chat with the competitors. … Pete Rose will be in Rancho Cucamonga on Aug. 23, handing out autographed photos, without charge. The catch is, you have to be among the first 500 diners at Sisley Italian Kitchen at Victoria Gardens beginning at 7 p.m. But this isn’t a BYOB (bring your own ball) event. Rose will not sign personal items, and we’re willing to bet on that. … NCAA, part 2: Wonder if the front office misses Jerry Tarkanian? It sure appears that way. Without ol’ Jerry to kick around, the NCAA has decided to go after “offensive Indian nicknames.” But only in the playoffs. It’s a bad call either way. Either ban the names altogether or not at all. And did the NCAA research the issue before the ruling, or anticipate the court costs when certain Native American groups sue? … Little League, part 2: There are some who believe the actual starting times in San Bernardino are later than advertised so that vendors can sell more hot dogs, sodas and shaved ice. Not a thought with much validity. However, tourney officials should do a better job of tightening the schedule. Despite the extraordinary amount of games called early, the games still ran late. Louis Brewster is Sports Editor of The Sun. His column appears Tuesday. He can be reached at (909) 386-3935 or email@example.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Corporate South Africa is becoming increasingly proactive in acknowledging the significant role of women in the economy, across all sectors. We can argue, in fact, that there is no economy without women. For this reason, Business Engage – a Brand South Africa partner, launched the Gender Mainstreaming Awards (sponsored by PwC) six years ago.The awards aim to celebrate excellence and women empowerment, and in addition, encourage a greater and more significant representation of women in a typical business setup, and in previously male-dominated industries.Hosted on Thursday 13 September at the TicketPro Dome in Johannesburg, the oversubscribed event saw over 700 delegates attend the auspicious occasion.Stakeholder Relations Manager for Business at Brand South Africa, George Khoza said that Brand South Africa is excited to be partnering with the Gender Mainstreaming Awards for the third time. Khoza added “Brand South Africa is in full support of giving public recognition for good practice and excellence in tackling gender mainstreaming”. Founder of the Gender Mainstreaming Awards, Colleen Larsen told Brand South Africa that the idea is to award corporates for the work they do in gender diversity. Although the awards are targeted predominantly at the private sector, a number of categories have been extended to government.Some of the major corporations represented on the night included the Vodacom Group Limited, Thomson Reuters Africa, Standard Chartered Bank and DeBeers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltd.See the full list of winners below:Women On BoardsBarloworld EquipmentVodacom Group LimitedEY Women On Executive Committees in MultinationalsThomson Reuters Markets (SA)EYVodacom Group Limited Equal Representation & ParticipationCummins Africa Middle EastEYABSA Group Limited (WIMI) Women Empowerment in the Workplace: Barloworld Equipment Overall Winner Listed CompaniesBarloworld EquipmentVodacom Group LimitedWesBank Non – Listed CompaniesSchoeman Law IncAncora Property Group (Pty) LtdNkgwete IT Solutions/Peace Table Grapes (Pty) Ltd Investing In Young Women: Vodacom Overall Winner Listed CompaniesVodacom Group LimitedPPC LimitedPositive Role ModelBarloworld Equipment Non – Listed CompaniesT-Systems South Africa (Pty) LtdCummins Africa Middle EastThomson Reuters Markets (SA) Gender reporting on JSE-Listed CompaniesAdcock Ingram Holdings LimitedAngloGold Ashanti LimitedTigerBrands Limited Empowerment of Women in the Community: Standard Chartered Bank Overall Winner Listed CompaniesAngloGold Ashanti LimitedVodacom Group LimitedYoung Talent – Absa Africa Technology Non-Listed CompaniesStandard Chartered BankDeBeers Consolidated Mines (Pty) Ltdi4Water with AECI and Cummins Africa Middle East – Joint 3rd Diversity & TransformationVodacom Group LimitedEYClarkhouse Human Capital and Dormehl Phalane – Northern Suburbs – Joint 3rd Economic EmpowermentEYBarloworld EquipmentPPC Limited Mainstreaming Gender and DisabilityCummins Africa Middle EastVodacom Group Limited INDIVIDUAL AWARDSPositive Role ModelDineo Molefe – T-Systems South Africa (Pty) LtdChristine Ramon – AngloGold Ashanti LimitedBeauty Mtsweni – Group Five LimitedProfessor Elain Vlok – Clover FoundationSpecial Mention Inclusive LeaderBruce Cleaver – DeBeers Group and Gino Butera – Cummins Africa Middle East – Joint 1stSneha Shah – Thomson Reuters Markets (SA)Jurgen Stragier – Group Five Limited GENDER MAINSTREAMING CHAMPION: BARLOWORLD
Love bridge lockLove locks are a romantic symbol of true love: Walk across a bridge with your sweetheart, affix a lock scrawled with your names to the structure, and then toss the key into the river below.This tradition is said to have originated in Italy many years ago, but few bridges are as popular or as decorated with love locks as the Hohenzollern bridge in Cologne (Köln), Germany. Situated on the Liebesbrücke (GC2EJCE), or “love bridge,” geocachers have fallen in love with this difficulty 3, terrain 1.5 micro Geocache of the Week.Fascinated by the thousands of love locks that are legally placed to add a little glitter to a bridge that is otherwise gritty and dull, Huelva decided to add a love lock for all Premium Member geocachers who love the hobby.One geocacher writes, “I find that many premium-only caches tend to be especially creative and very unique. This one falls nothing short of that. It was almost freaky how many locks there are to be found. This was a clever hide and it blends in quite nicely with the rest of the love locks. Lots of locks, lots of love. What a wonderful idea!”Love bridge logbookMore than 3,200 geocachers have logged a “Found it” and awarded it nearly 730 Favorite Points. With Geocaching.com’s request, Huelva has agreed to temporarily grant access to basic members for an opportunity to view and find this popular geocache.For more information on Geocaching Premium features, such as Premium Caches, please visit Geocaching.com/Premium.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Latitude 47 blog or view the Bookmark List on Geocaching.com.If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, send an email with your name, comments, the name of the geocache, and the GC code to firstname.lastname@example.orgThe search is onShare with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedLove is in the air. And locked to a gate. — Love Lock Eeuwige Liefde !?! (GC41QJY) — Geocache of the WeekFebruary 12, 2014In “Community”Geocache, geocache, wherefore art thou? — Juliet’s Balcony (GC49T24) — Geocache of the WeekDecember 4, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”The Most Found Geocache in the WorldMay 19, 2013In “Community”
You’ve invested in a DSLR and tried to protect it — and then you notice moisture trapped in your camera. Don’t panic! Here’s how to go about removing condensation from your DSLR viewfinder.Top image via Mohamed Nohassi. All other images via Shutterstock unless noted.One of the worst feelings for any person working with expensive video equipment is the thought of it being broken. I had one such dreadful moment just the other day.I was filming in moderate to heavy rain. I had a rain sleeve to protect my DSLR. The camera had been certified as weatherproof, so the rain sleeve was more to protect the vintage lens in use. When the rain would ease, or if I had to check a shot’s focus more specifically, I’d remove the rain sleeve for a few minutes, exposing my gear to the elements. About an hour into the shoot, I noticed something a little different with the viewfinder. It looked almost white. Upon closer inspection, I could see that condensation had built up inside of the viewfinder. While I was able to check the shots via the monitor and LCD screen, taking photographs with the camera (which I needed to do later in the day) while looking through the viewfinder was a no-go.Image via UglyMcGregorThe web is filled with forum posts on this matter, but only after a few hours of reading was I able to find a concrete solution by compiling a few answers together. While many who have had the same problem stated that it would be fine after a couple of days, it’s not practical to wait that long if you use your DSLR daily.Here are a few quick tips on how you can prepare for this. I should mention, as stated in the title, this post is aimed toward those currently shooting with a DSLR, either as a primary filming camera or for stills. DSLRs don’t have the same heat output as a cinema camera, and in most cases, a cinema camera will hold up just fine.How to Keep Condensation From Forming Without entering a science lesson, they key element here is Dew Point Temperature.The dewpoint temperature is the temperature at which the air can no longer “hold” all of the water vapor which is mixed with it, and some of the water vapor must condense into liquid water. The dew point is always lower than (or equal to) the air temperature. – Weatherquestions.comThe key to avoid the condensation issue is to keep your camera’s temperature above the dew point. In my instance, I was a direct cause in making the viewfinder fill with condensation. As I kept removing the weather sleeve, I kept exposing the camera to different temperatures. The camera was at a temperature above dew point while under the fabric sleeve, and then when I removed the sleeve to inspect the shot correctly, the camera would start to drop to the temperature of the exterior (rainy) location.I had obviously let the camera become exposed to the cold environment for too long. Putting it back into a warmer environment caused the condensation to form. In a cold environment, keep your camera temperature above the dew point to avoid condensation. You can do this several ways.1. Keep the Camera Under a Protective CoatImage via B&HThere are several DIY and low-budget rain covers. In most cases, they are a thin plastic sheet with a branded name on the front, or you can make one yourself using a sandwich bag.Other than keeping the rain off your camera, these plastic rain sleeves aren’t going to do much in the way of protecting your camera from the cold temperature. Instead, look at a coldproof bag. These are thick nylon cases that will keep your camera and lens warm — and free of condensation — in colder environments. The problem is, it’s unlikely that they will be waterproof. You can look into acquiring something like the Camera Duck All Weather Cover. Not only are these waterproof, but they have small pockets in which you can place warming packs which will keep your camera (and your fingers) nice and warm.2. Keep the Camera Close to Your BodyAdmittedly, this might not be very practical when it comes to filmmaking. However, the closer you can keep your DSLR to your body, the warmer the camera will remain. At a cost, you can handle the camera without gloves to maximize heat transference. In this instance, you then expose yourself to the cold weather which may result in the shoot finishing early.3. Use a Heating Strap/Dew StrapThese are primarily used by stargazers on a cold night when they don’t want their telescope lens disrupted by condensation.Dew Zapper Heating bands gently replace lost heat, bringing the temperature of the corrector lens back above the dew point to keep dew from accumulating and disrupting the quality of view.This, of course, increases the complexity of your situation, as you will need to acquire a power supply for the strap. Not to mention, the strap is for the lens, not necessarily the viewfinder.What if Condensation Has Already Formed?If you have found condensation on your viewfinder, don’t worry. It’s not the end of the world. Yet. There are a few things you can do to help speed up the process of bringing your camera back above dew point to correct this.1. Car HeatersIf you’re at a location where you have a vehicle nearby, quickly hop inside one and turn the heaters on — but not at full blast. You want to gradually heat the camera’s core temperature back up to remove the condensation. It won’t be an instantaneous change — you are likely to wait 15-30 minutes. Please be careful if using a hairdryer. A friend once used a hairdryer to remove the fogging from a lens. He kept the hairdryer pointing at the same spot for too long and, well, now that lens doesn’t work correctly.2. Silica Gel PacketsAnother method (which I’ve used a good few times) is to place your camera in a contained space, such as your gear bag, with a few silica packs near the camera. Silica gel packets are the small paper packets you usually find in a shoebox along with a new pair of shoes. In short, they absorb moisture. When you place these with your camera in your gear bag, remove the memory card and battery to allow a better airflow throughout the internals of all camera compartment.By combining all of the tips above, you should be in a position to stop — or at least contain — the condensation forming on your viewfinder.A bonus tip for the reverse of this problem: If you’re out in the cold and are returning to a warm environment, place the DSLR into a zip-lock bag. The moisture forms on the plastic bag instead of the camera itself.Got any tips for handling gear emergencies out in the field? Share them in the comments below!
I look forward to each issue of Little India given the wide array of issues this fine publication delves into each month.I read with interest the article “The Moral Quandary” in the May 2006 issue that many Indians and Indian Americans face in the United States. The article states that Western vegetarian culture is primarily based on health benefits of the diet, as opposed to moral and spiritual basis of Hindu vegetarian culture.While this is partly true, the rising vegetarian movement in this country is also rooted in a firm belief in the evils of American slaughterhouses with their overcrowded conditions, inhumane breeding practices and use of antibiotics and hormones to more “efficiently” slaughter innocent animals. Furthermore, American vegetarians also protest against the environmental impact of the meat industry, with its water pollution, deforestation for grazing land, and using large volumes of grains, which could feed many more humans than the meat it generates. The moral and health issues go hand in hand with the vegetarian movements here in the United States and worldwide.My other “beef” with this article is the implication that to be a successful Hindu in America we must compromise our beliefs. I myself am a physician and soldier in the U.S. Army and have maintained my Hindu beliefs even in austere conditions. Contrary to some in the Indian American community who feel embarrassed by some aspects of their culture, I have found that my colleagues on the whole respect my beliefs and even take interest in them. The greatest aspect of this country is the ability to be your own person and practice your own beliefs.Although Hindus, and all of humanity, have the right to adhere to any moral standard to which they subscribe, a Hindu should not assume that there is any difference between eating meat, cooking meat, or selling meat. According to Hindu shastras, such as the Srimad-Bhagavatam, cooking and selling meat incur equivalent or even greater negative karma as eating meat (Canto 5, Ch. 26, Text 13). The Indian community in America has been blessed with many talents and good fortune. There is no reason for us to adulterate our beliefs. Here in Washington D.C., and many other cities in the United States, there are many successful vegan restaurants, including a few that are Indian owned, that are blossoming both from a moral and financial standpoint. We should not look for the easy road as it is littered with many dangerous pitfalls.Pramvir Singh Verma, M.D., Washington, D.C.The articles “Dreaming of Gucci” and “The Moral Quandary” (May 2006) are two sides of a coin. We hear about Indians moving back home, the blooming job market, the foreign boutiques, middle class growth and improvement of the quality of life in India. On the other hand we read about corruption, poverty, population explosion, etc. Every Indian struggles with this debate. We’re hard working and believe that success comes to those who work hard and aspire for a better life. Now the definition of success is changing, because living aboard in itself is not success.Vivek Dixit, Houston, TX The article “The Moral Quandary” (May 2006) made me heartsick. Your article made it sound like once an Indian national sets foot on American soil, he’s lost. I came away with the impression that purity of mind and actions is utterly impossible.Sure, sin is big business in the land of the free and home of the brave. Eating and selling meat, distributing liquor, cigarettes, lottery tickets, dirty magazines and sex aids – these are not requirements for citizenship. It seemed as if the people interviewed were full of excuses for having strayed from their upbringing. If people want to make their fortunes taking part in these dirty activities, they are free to do so, but do not blame the West for abandoning your moral principles in pursuit the almighty dollar. They should admit that they brought this love for money and moral turpitude with them.I have always envied Asians for having grown up in very ancient and rich cultures. Jains, Parsis, Sikhs, Buddhist, Hindus and Muslims all have moral principles I look up to. The moral ideals expounded in of each of these faiths makes the planet a much better place. How can anyone just give up their belief system and surrender to the sinful ways of the West?How does compromising one’s core values help change things? The freedom found in the United States of America and Canada is a wonderful thing. Anyone who comes here can partake of that freedom, but why misuse it? Even if your family back home cannot see the evil you commit here, there are still sinful reactions tied to this evil. This great experiment in liberty needs people of high moral fiber; we already have enough of the other kind. If an individual wants to change and improve things, the best thing they can do is to live up to the ideals found in their own faith. If everyone did that, our problems would diminish.I am disappointed that those I have looked up to have surrendered their moral values, eating a sacred cow, or pork and other unclean animals. I have been a vegetarian since 1975 and have taken a lot of teasing from my workmates for it and experienced a lot of ridicule from my family and friends for this “weird” flesh free lifestyle, but I will not compromise my moral values “thou shall not kill.” Even if everyone in the world around me eats meat, I will not. I say, make the world a better place by living up to your moral standards.William Mills, Athens, GAI just read the “No Roof, No Roots, No Rights” article (April 2006) in your magazine. I think you can easily help resolve this problem.These men are willing to work. Train them for two weeks to be long distance truck drivers. Make them owner operators. The trucks are equipped with cabins superior to their existing living conditions and they can net over $50,000 per year if they are willing to work reasonably hard. Investors (minimal is required) can net over 20 percent annually without unreasonable risk. This opportunity exists because Americans are unwilling to do the job and the demand is huge. It may sound complex, but it in fact it is very easy and be put together in less than 30 days. It’s that simpleJustus Eapen, Via eMailTell these guys (“No Roof, No Roots, No Rights”) to go to a hardware store and buy a rat trap and get rid of the vermin. Stop complaining. You are in the best country of the world and lucky to be here. Make the most of it. The government is not going to rescue you. Get a life.G.K. Pandey, Via eMailI like your Star Gazing and Chandni Chowk sections. The magazine is well edited, printed and presented with good articles that I am interested in reading. I suggest you add a horoscope column in the magazine.Abraham, New York, NY“The Colors of Desi” by Lavina Melwani was great. It eased my heart to read the stories of those who shared thoughts on the issue. It’s not about marrying someone for their complexion, race, ethnicity, or their status. It is about marrying someone that from inside you know is right. This is all it comes down to – if it feels right.Some of us in North America grew up amongst ordinary folks, and have become accustomed to the “North American” lifestyle. Why after so much time experiencing their culture and accepting it resoundingly should someone go back to their former culture? Adopting new lifestyles and morphing into the new cultures is the way things will go for the future.There have been many changes in the last several decades and surely there will be many more ahead. Can we in the South Asian diaspora accept these changes? These will remain the questions and will always haunt those who haven’t confronted them head on!Anonymous, Via eMailThe article “The Microsoft Millionaires” (April 2006) is definitely inspirational. Thanks for enlightening us.J Mahadevan, Via eMailI am a regular reader of your magazine. You are doing a wonderful job reaching Indians and making them feel at home.Vimala Varanasa, Via eMailI love reading your magazine. It is very informational and entertaining. It is so well written and interesting that I look forward to each issue.Divya Narvekar, Via eMailOur school family loves your magazine every month in our library, where the children are 7th and 8th graders.B.N. Williams, Franklin Middle School Somerset, NJ I commend you on the recent upgrades to your magazine. For the most part these have been improvements. I am writing to express my disappointment, however, with an article in the May 2006 issue on the dominatrix. More than anything it devalued the entire issue. If your point was to further humiliate these individuals, surely it could have been done in another way and taken up less room. Certainly there were more newsworthy events in the world that were more deserving of the space.Amy Yeasayer, Via eMailI want to thank you for your article, “The Problem of Legal Immigration” (June 2006). You should also stress the difficulties of obtaining tourist visas to this country. As it stands, fewer than 29% of Indian applicants receive tourist visas to America and many are denied without proper reason or investigation.The visa law states: “All non-immigrant visa applicants are viewed as seeking to immigrate and need to prove to the consular officer otherwise.” So, one is guilty until proven innocent. To counter such an assumption, I believe you should allow ample time during the interview process to review documents and base a decision on individual merit. How can a proper decision be made after a 30 second interview at the embassy? As an American engaged to an Indian living in Delhi, I personally understand these visa challenges. My fiancé has still not been able to visit me in America for reasons known only to the consular officer.Fortunately, as I am a US citizen, his permanent visa should be approved quickly and without penalty. However, I feel for people like Kshitij and Shweta Bedi who are not as lucky. Four years! For a country that promises the dream of family, freedom and opportunity, perhaps we should walk the walk and not just talk the talk.Allison Hanken, Via eMailWhile I agree that India has made rapid progress in the fields of information technology and science (“Dreaming of Gucci,” May 2006), but what about the welfare of the poor and the less fortunate, specially in villages, where they don’t even have water, electricity, healthcare or educational facilities. Nearly half the people living in villages are deprived of the basic necessities of life. Most survive on under Rs 60 a day. It should shame us that 59 years after Independence we cannot even provide for the basic needs of the poor. The gap between the rich and poor is widening and there is a culture of corruption and fraud in governmental agencies and the judicial system. We need earnest reforms for real progress.Ramesh Chellani, Fremont, Calif.The article “What is Indian Supposed to Mean Anyway (April 2006), is well written, but the next phase is to understand how we stop attaching labels to ourselves or to others. This can only be done by inquiring about our true and real identity/nature and understanding that the physical body is not who we are. Our existence is not limited to just one body and its relations.Dipal Patel, Via emailThe article “What is Indian Supposed to Mean Anyway” (April 2006), is great. I am Indian, but was raised by Americans. My kids are Jamaican and Indian. It is so true that human beings are one, whatever their race. I really enjoy your articles and the magazine is great.Bindu Derksen, Via emailToday I celebrate my 64th birthday, grateful for my lengthening age after 20 years of diabetes. I thank you for continuing to feed my reading passion.Yaqoob Bawla, Long Island, NY Related Items