Photos: Episcopalians join Women’s Marches across the United States

first_imgPhotos: Episcopalians join Women’s Marches across the United States Tags Rector Shreveport, LA Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Rector Collierville, TN Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Comments (3) Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA Submit a Press Release Joyce Walker says: John William Johnson says: Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Bath, NC Featured Events Curate Diocese of Nebraska Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NY Rector Washington, DC Press Release Service Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ January 30, 2017 at 5:44 pm Our grandchildren marched in Denver, carrying a rainbow banner from St. Barnabas Episcopal Church. 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May the grace of our Lord go with him and his family all his days. Submit an Event Listing Featured Jobs & Calls Rector Belleville, IL TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Director of Music Morristown, NJ Rector Albany, NY Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR Margaret I Hall says: January 23, 2017 at 7:42 pm I am so proud of my church…… Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Submit a Job Listing Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ The Rev. Susan Copley, rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Tarrytown, New York, right, prepares to head south into New York City for the Jan. 21 Women’s March. Photo: David Copley via FacebookMembers of Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey, prepare to board a bus to Washington, D.C., for the Women’s March on Washington. Because of parking limitations in the District of Columbia, Redeemer sought out alternative parking options and St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, Maryland, welcomed them. The New Jersey Episcopalians rode the Metro from the New Carrollton stop in Washington, D.C. Photo: Cynthia BlackKrista Donough, Cindy Donough and Erik Donough (l-r) pause for a photo at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, Maryland. Krista and Cindy are sisters, and Erik is married to Cindy. “The people of St. Christopher’s provided fabulous hospitality,” said the Rev. Cynthia Black, rector of the Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey. “They welcomed us in the morning and had healthy snack bags for each of us to carry as we marched, as well as coffee and continental breakfast. Then they welcomed us ‘home’ again when it was over with more food. Initially, we were just hoping for somewhere to park the bus – but we were reminded once again what a true family the Episcopal Church is.” Photo: Cynthia BlackDiocese of New Jersey Bishop William “Chip” Stokes meets up with the Rev. Peter James Bridge and his wife Jane outside the Patriots Theater at the Trenton War Memorial building in Trenton, New Jersey. After listening to speakers, the marchers walked the half mile to the New Jersey State House, where they pledged their commitment to action. Photo: Williams Stokes via FacebookThe Very Rev. Malcolm Clemens Young, dean of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, and the Rev. Ellen Clark-King, cathedral executive pastor, welcome more than two hundred Episcopalians and other San Franciscans to the cathedral before they march to the city’s Civic Center. Clark-King read a prayer drafted for the march and California Bishop Marc Handley Andrus blessed the marchers. Photo: Grace CathedralGrace Cathedral and Diocese of California participants display their “Grace for All” signs during the Women’s March on Washington.A poster carried by Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey, member Colleen Hintz stands out above the Washington, D.C. crowd. Photo: Cynthia Black“For me it was about my granddaughter and all of the little girls that I want a better life for,” said Colleen Hintz, Church of the Redeemer member. “I went as a mother, a grandmother, a public health nurse and a woman of faith to say loud and clear that I respect the dignity of every human being.” From left, Rebecca Walker, Debbie Quinn, Colleen Hintz, all from Church of the Redeemer, Morristown; and Laura Russell, All Saints, Hoboken, New Jersey, march in Washington. Photo: Cynthia BlackIn the midst of the crowds in Washington, D.C., Episcopalians were glad to meet each other. They included, left to right, Devon McGuinness (red hat), Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey; Itxel Pena and Carmen Saenz, Holy Nativity, Chicago; and Theodore Hoelter (blue hat), Church of the Redeemer. Photo: Cynthia BlackRebecca Walker, left, and the Rev. Cynthia Black from Church of the Redeemer, Morristown, New Jersey, get ready to march. Redeemer chartered a bus that left Morristown at 4 a.m. Jann. 21 The bus parked at St. Christopher’s Episcopal Church in New Carrollton, Maryland, where they were welcomed and fed before continuing on the Metro to the march. Photo: Colleen HintzThe Rev. Callie Swanlund, associate rector of Christ Church in Raleigh, North Carolina, gets ready to march in Raleigh. Photo: Callie Swanlund via FacebookDiocese of New York Bishop Andrew Dietsche joins other Episcopalians outside of the New York Church of the Incarnation holding signs made for the Women’s March. Photo: K. Jeanne Person Facebook timelineDiocese of New York Assistant Bishop Mary Glasspool and the Rev. Matt Hyde, rector of Church of the Heavenly Rest in Manhattan, pause during the New York Women’s March. Photo: Church of the Heavenly Rest via Facebook Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC last_img read more

Warburtons introduces a ‘warmer’ identity on logo

first_imgWarburtons has launched a simplified, orange-coloured logo, which will be rolled out on all packaging, vehicles and signs over the coming months.The company said that the updated brand was designed to “differentiate” its product range, making it stand out on shop shelves and making it easier for consumers to browse the bakery category. The new look, which will begin to appear on packaging from January, does away with the current design comprising a red crest and the ‘Since 1876’ tag. “Warburtons’ family name remains at the heart of our identity and this evolution communicates it in a clearer, more confident manner. Evolving our corporate colour from red to orange presents a warmer, more contemporary expression of our brand personality, drawn from Warburtons’ historical company colours,” said Richard Hayes, marketing director at Warburtons.“The new look delivers a stronger range identity, better communicates our key strengths of quality and care and will enhance stand-out on-shelf,” added Hayes. “It presents a positive opportunity for our retail customers to capitalise on the enhanced consumer awareness and interest the brand refresh will deliver.”>>Warburtons director switches to Genius as gluten-free sector hots uplast_img read more

Norman Park property bought by couple looking to renovate

first_img32 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.A professional couple wanting to live closer to Brisbane’s CBD have bought a three-storey Norman Park home for $1.95 million. Originally priced at $2.3 million, LJ Hooker Bulimba marketing agent Vicki Davis said the couple’s son and daughter-in-law owned an award-winning building design and interiors company at Woolloongabba and would be carrying out some renos to the home.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“The couple appreciate the home’s original features and charm and I am sure it will be a tasteful and sympathetic renovation which will no doubt further enhance the Brisbane riverfront,” Ms Davis said. 32 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park. The amazing views from 32 Wynnum Rd, Norman Park.There are dual-living options with two self-contained levels each including a kitchen, bathroom, bedroom and living space.Features include timber floors and VJ walls.The 405sq m property is a short walk to Norman Park Ferry terminal and close to schools and parks.last_img read more

Photos: Kobe Bryant’s legendary basketball career

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers PreviousLos Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant is sprayed with champagne in the locker room after his team defeated the New Jersey Nets to win the 2002 NBA championship. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer)Former Laker Kobe Bryant holds the Larry O’Brien championship trophy and the NBA Finals MVP trophy after the Lakers beat the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the 2009 Finals in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)With a large flag as a backdrop, 17-year-old Kobe Bryant dunks the ball at his Lower Merion, Pa. high school gym during a practice on Jan. 19, 1996. (Photo by Rusty Kennedy, AP) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsKobe Bryant arrives or his final game as a Los Angeles Laker against the Utah Jazz. April 13, 2016. Los Angeles, CA.  (Photo by David Crane/Southern California News Group)Lakers’ Kobe Bryant slams in two points during game action at Staples Sunday. Clippers defeated the Lakers 109-95 to clinch the Pacific Division. Photo by David Crane/Staff PhotographerThe Lakers’ Shaquille O’Neal and Kobe Bryant share a laugh during the final minutes of the the Lakers’ 117-103 victory over the New York Knick at the Staples Center Sunday March 10, 2002. (Photo by Kevin Sullivan, Orange County Register/SCNG)Lakers Kobe Bryant and Pacers Roy Hibbert go after a loose ball during second half action at Staples Center Sunday, January 3, 2015. Lakers defeated the Indiana Pacers 88-87. ( Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News )Laker’s Kobe Bryant watches the clock run out in the fourth quarter at Staples Center Sunday. Lakers lost to the Hornets 100-109. Photo by David Crane/Los Angeles Daily News.PARADE22slw.jpg (06-21-2010, Los Angeles, Metro) The Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and his duaghter Gianna share a moment during their 2010 Championship Parade on Monday, June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles. (Stan Lim/The Press Enterprise)Kobe Bryant walks off the court after scoring 60 points in the final game of his career against the against the Utah Jazz. April 13, 2016. Los Angeles, CA.  The Lakers defeated the Jazz 101-96. (Photo by David Crane/Southern California News Group)Laker’s Kobe Bryant ,24, celebrates a three pointer in the fourth quarter as the Lakers beat the Nuggets 122-107 during a first round playoff basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers April 23. 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (SGVN/Staff Photo Keith Birmingham/SXSports)Los Angeles Lakers forward Ron Artest (37) jumps into the arms of Kobe Bryant (24) after scoring at the buzzer at the end of the fourth quarter to beat the Suns 103-101 during game five of a Western Conference Final Playoff basketball game at the Staples Center on Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Los Angeles.(Photo by Keith Birmingham)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (24) sits alone on the bench before a basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs at the Staples Center on Sunday, April 4, 2010 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Keith Birmingham/Pasadena Star-News)Laker Kobe Bryant #24 with Pau Gasol during a basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Monday January 19, 2009 in Los Angeles.Los Angeles: Kobe Bryant,8, drives to the basketball against the Sacramento Kings defense in the first half of the game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles April 17,2002.(Pasadena Star-News Staff Photo Keith Birmingham/Sports)Laker Kobe Bryant #24 on the bench in the first half during a basketball game between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Monday January 19, 2009 in Los Angeles. (SGVN/Staff Photo by Keith Birmingham/SPORTS)In this June 9, 2016 file photo, retired NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant poses at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Los Angeles. Bryant has received a one-of-a-kind retirement gift from rapper Snoop Dogg: a Los Angeles Lakers-themed convertible. He posted a picture on Twitter of him and Snoop standing by the purple and gold car Wednesday. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant, left, and Shaquille O’Neal pose for a photo during media day at the Great Western Forum in Inglewood, Calif., Monday, Oct. 4, 1999. The Lakers training camp opens in Santa Barbara, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 5, 1999. (AP Photo/ Victoria Arocho)Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant, left, holding the championship trophy, celebrates with teammates Rick Fox, Lindsey Hunter, second from right, and Shaquille O’Neal, right, holding the MVP trophy, after winning Game 4 of the NBA Finals, June 12, 2002, in East Rutherford, N.J. The Lakers defeated the New Jersey Nets 113-107, capturing their third consecutive NBA championship. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts afternoon a fourth quarter dunk late in the game at the Compaq Center in Houston during game four of the NBA Western Conference playoffs in 1999. Lakers beat the Rockets 98-88. (Photo by Chris Carlson, Orange County Register/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant smiles as he talks to reporters following the Lakers’ victory over the Philadelphia 76ers in game 5 of the NBA finals Friday, June 15, 2001 in Philadelphia. The Lakers won their second straight NBA championship, defeating the 76ers 108-96 to clinch the best-of-seven series 4-1. (AP Photo/Chris Gardner)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant holds the NBA Championship trophy aloft during the Lakers’ victory celebration of their third consecutive NBA championship Friday, June 14, 2002, in downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Lakers’ forward Kobe Bryant watches a tribute video before the first half at Staples Center Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant and coach Phil Jackson talk during a break against the Dallas Mavericks during the first half of Game 4 of a second-round NBA playoff basketball series, Sunday, May 8, 2011, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)Kobe Bryant poses in the press room with the Oscar for Best Animated Short Film for “Dear Basketball,” during the 90th Annual Academy Awards on March 4, 2018, in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images) In this July 12, 1996, file photo, Kobe Bryant, 17, jokes with the media as he holds his Lakers jersey during a news conference in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Susan Sterner, STf)In this photo taken Thursday, Jan. 7, 2016, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant waves good bye to the fans after an NBA basketball game against the Sacramento Kings in his last appearance at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif. Renamed SleepTrain Arena, the facility has been the home of the Kings since it opened in 1988. The Kings won an NBA-best 61 games in the 2001-02 season behind Chris Webber and Vlade Divac, losing to the eventual champion Lakers in Game 7 of the conference finals. The Kings will play their last game at the aging building, Saturday against the Oklahoma City Thunder and begin play next season at the new Golden One Center built in downtown Sacramento. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)LAKERS-1 CCC 5/15/99 – Photo By Chris Carlson — Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reacts afternoon a fouth quarter dunk late in the game Saturday at the Compaq Center in Houston during game four of the NBA Western Conerence playoffs. Lakers beat the Rockets 98-88.Lakers Kobe Bryant celebrates as he was introduced to the 90 thousand plus fans during the victory rally for the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday June 17, 2009 in Los Angeles. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant (24) and Lamar Odom (7) all smiles before a basketball game at the Staples Center on Friday, April 2, 2010 in Los Angeles. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant waves to the crowd after receiving his Al-Star jersey prior to a NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Staples Center on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016 in Los Angeles.(Photo by Keith Birmingham/ Pasadena Star-News)Lakers Kobe Bryant celebrates during the victory rally for the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday June 17, 2009 in Los Angeles. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) drives to the basket in the first half of game five of a Western Conference Final Playoff basketball game as the Lakers beat the Suns 103-101 at the Staples Center on Thursday, May 27, 2010 in Los Angeles. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Lakers Kobe Bryant smiles as the Dodgers beat the Angels 5-3 during a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Los Angeles Angeles of Anaheim at Anaheim Stadium on Sunday June 21, 2009 in Anaheim. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Lakers Kobe Bryant blows a kiss to the 95 thousand fans during the victory rally for the World Champion Los Angeles Lakers at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on Wednesday June 17, 2009 in Los Angeles. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Laker Kobe Bryant #24 celebrates with Ronny Turiaf #21 as the Lakers beat the Spurs 89-85 during game one of the the Western Conference Finals between the San Antonio Spurs and the Los Angeles Lakers May 21. 2008 at Staples Center in Los Angeles. (SGVN/Staff Photo Keith Birmingham/Sports)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant looks at the score board in the first quarter against the New Orleans Hornets during game five of a NBA Western Conference First Round playoff basketball game in Los Angeles, on Tuesday, April 26, 2011. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Laker Kobe Bryant #24 slam dunks in the first half during game one of a Western Conference final playoff basketball game between the Denver Nuggets and the Los Angeles Lakers at the Staples Center on Tuesday May 19, 2009 in Los Angeles. Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)Lakers’ Kobe Bryant tries to keep get a pass off around Denver’s Kosta Koufos during first half action at Staples Center Sunday. Lakers defeated the Nuggets 103-88. Photo by David Crane/Staff PhotographerFINALS BEGIN–Laker’s Kobe Bryant #24, takes the floor at the start of game 1 against the Orlando Magic at Staples Center in Los Angeles thursday. Photo by David CraneLos Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant waves to fans during a parade held for the Los Angeles Lakers to celebrate their NBA Championship Monday, June 21, 2010 in Los Angeles. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer)Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Phil Jackson and player Kobe Bryant during practice at the Staples Center Wednesday, June 2, 2010. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer)Los Angeles Lakers’ Kobe Bryant #24 smiles as he sits on the bench in the 4th period during their game against the Utah Jazz at the Staples Center in Los Angeles April 2, 2010. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer)Los Angeles Laker #24 Kobe Bryant reacts after scoring late in the 4th period against the Boston Celtics during game 3 of the NBA Finals at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Ca. Tuesday, June 10, 2008. The Lakers defeated the Celtics 87 to 81. (Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer)Los Angeles Laker #24 Kobe Bryant hold his finger in the air after scoring against the Indiana Pacers in the fourth quarter during their NBA match up at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA., January 6, 2008. The Lakers defeated the Pacers 112 to 96. (Hans Gutknecht/LA Daily News)(4-30-06 Los Angeles ) Los Angeles Lakers Kobe Bryant and Devean George celebrate Bryant’s shot at the buzzard to beat the Phoenix Suns in overtime of their playoff game by the score of 99 to 98Los Angeles Laker Kobe Bryant is sprayed with champagne in the locker room after his team defeated the New Jersey Nets to win the 2002 NBA championship. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht/Staff Photographer)Former Laker Kobe Bryant holds the Larry O’Brien championship trophy and the NBA Finals MVP trophy after the Lakers beat the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the 2009 Finals in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NextShow Caption1 of 47Former Laker Kobe Bryant holds the Larry O’Brien championship trophy and the NBA Finals MVP trophy after the Lakers beat the Orlando Magic in Game 5 of the 2009 Finals in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)ExpandKobe Bryant, the 18-time NBA All-Star who won five championships and became one of the greatest basketball players of his generation during a 20-year career spent entirely with the Los Angeles Lakers, died in a helicopter crash Sunday. He was 41.We are providing free access to this article. Please consider supporting local journalism like this by purchasing a subscription.. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

World Cup: Cape Town takes a bow

first_img8 July 2010As Cape Town played host to the semi-final clash between the Netherlands and Uruguay on Tuesday night, the city bid farewell to its 2010 Fifa World Cup journey. For the city residents, it has been a memorable month that will live with them long after the tournament.“The vibe has been awesome, absolutely awesome,” said Steven Fleck, who was attending his second game at the stadium. “It was wonderful to be part of it. Having all the people here from different parts of the world, and having them see the country and see Cape Town was the most exciting for me.”Fleck’s wife, Tracy, said: “I think the World Cup has exposed Cape Town to the world. It’s dispelled rumours about how unsafe it is and shown what a beautiful city we live in.“It’s incredible seeing people from all over the world being united, being excited and sharing the same goal,” she said, referring to the Fan Mile that fans have used in Cape Town, taking them from the Fifa Fan Fest at the Grand Parade all the way to the stadium.Shira Zabikov agreed: “The fan walk is incredible. What’s nice about it, compared to the other cities, is it allows the whole city to be involved in the games as well – everyone can get involved and it’s great.”Fan Mile a massive hitThe Cape Town fan walk has been one of the major successes of this tournament, providing a festive walk to the stadium for match goers but also a meeting point for all of the city’s fans to experience the World Cup vibe.Ahead of Tuesday night’s semi-final alone, 149 000 people moved through the fan walk, while the Fifa Fan Fest at the nearby Grand Parade broke records, with 49 000 people gathering to watch the match on the giant screen.Dotted by booths manned by various vendors selling everything from boerewors (sausage) rolls to vuvuzelas, it became a place for fans to gather before the start of World Cup matches, with an array of restaurants leaving fans with a number of gastronomical choices.“The fan walk went from a pedestrian route to an emotional experience,” said City of Cape Town spokesman Pieter Cronje. “It became a defining feature of the of the World Cup experience in Cape Town.“More than half a million people have strolled among colourful happy fans, embraced the music, local eats, drinks, performers, made new friends and bumped into old ones. Residents treated it as their latest tourist feature, and visitors thronged against the backdrop of Table Mountain and the city skyline.”‘Well done, Danny’Along with other fans using the fan walk on Tuesday night was a surprise visitor – Organising Committee CEO Danny Jordaan, who opted for the popular route to the stadium.Greeted by cries of “thank you” and “well done Danny”, as he walked toward Green Point Stadium for the last World Cup match there, Jordaan took the opportunity to thank the people of Cape Town for their support.“I want to thank the people of Cape Town for being so incredible. They have contributed to South Africa being such an incredible host. I think they are going to wake up tomorrow morning and think to themselves, now what are we going to do?”‘The stadium in unbelievable’But it is also the stadium that has wowed locals and visitors alike – both of whom are sad that the semi-final was the last World Cup match in the magnificent structure, which was filled on Tuesday to a capacity of 62 479 fans.“It’s beautiful,” said Shira Zabikov. “I’ve been to the one in Johannesburg as well and they’re very different. This one’s very modern – the wave-like structure fits in well with Cape Town.”Another Capetonian, Ryan Wilson, said: “The stadium is unbelievable – the whole atmosphere is absolutely electric.”Marijcke Dodds said she felt “incredibly sad” at the prospect of the World Cup coming to an end. “I’ll miss the mix of people and the sense of community.”But while Cape Town bade farewell to the tournament, the final match at Green Point stadium signalled the beginning of the World Cup journey for many foreigners.“I’ve only been in the country for five hours,” said Barry Mcdowell of Ireland, who undertook a 40-hour journey with his friends, Ryan and Amanda Wilson, to watch the two semi-finals live.“So far the vibe in Cape Town has been absolutely fantastic – all the different cultures from all around the world, there’s no trouble, everybody’s family, everybody’s happy. That’s the way the world should be.”Source: 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa Organising Committeelast_img read more

Improved water testing kit ensures water safety

first_imgRhodes University’s Dr Catherine Luyt has made significant improvements to a water testing kit that will allow rural residents to make sure their drinking water is safe to useSouth African women are making waves in science and technology, and now Dr Catherine Luyt joins their ranks.The 30-year-old Played her Part by developing a ground-breaking modification to a water-testing kit that detects contaminants such as faecal bacteria, all while still a student at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, in the Eastern Cape, in 2013.The idiot-proof kit, which cost the Rhodes University’s pharmacy department R5 to put together, is made from basic school science laboratory chemicals.Luyt worked laboriously for several weeks to make changes to an existing water testing kit, developed by Dr Roman Tandlich, a senior lecturer in the university’s Faculty of Pharmacy.She says, “It started out as an idea to develop or modify an existing test that helps the ordinary person to identify contaminated water,” adding that the kit  will make it possible for local authorities and residents to gauge water quality and pinpoint problem supply areas once it is available on the market.During modifications, Luyt added extra chemicals to the test to increase its selectivity and decrease the false positive results. False positives occur when testing methods are error-prone.Once available on the market, Luyt believes the kit will make water testing possible, especially in rural and remote areas where there are no certified laboratories.Testing water using the kit is straightforward; residents fill tap water in a container with the test chemicals and if the water contains bacteria it will turn black within three days.However, the test will not identify specific bacteria in the water, but it will alert the local authorities to test the tap water in affected areas, isolate supply line breaks and measure the spread of contamination.Rhodes University and some schools are using the test to raise awareness and understanding of hygiene and water.Luyt, born on 20 December 1984 in East London, says her parents, who are teachers, urged her to follow her passion for science.For young people, and especially women, she is an inspiration, showing how science affects day-to-day life. She says, “If you put your mind to it nothing is impossible to achieve. You just have to work hard and remember that you develop all the skills needed at school.”She emphasised the importance of finding friends with similar interests and who would have a good influence on each other; “It’s always more fun to do things with others.”She adds, “Science is very important in society, but not everyone needs to be a scientist to use it or see how things are improved by it.”Luyt loves teaching school children maths and science in her spare time; she graduated with a Bachelor of Pharmacy in 2008 and a PhD in pharmaceutical chemistry from Rhodes University in 2013 after upgrading from a Masters. {loadposition ambas-menu}last_img read more

Facebook Has 1 Billion Users & I Have Three Questions

first_imgThe Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Related Posts A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit So Facebook has reached the impressive milestone of 1 billion active monthly users. What does it mean? Hard to know without a bit more information.In today’s exclusive interview with Matt Lauer on NBC’s Today Show, Zuckerberg said, “I really only want to go out and talk when there’s something to say.” But that’s not entirely true. Zuckerberg only likes to go out when there is something good to say, and, even then, only when the interview is highly scripted.And that’s why Lauer pressed Zuckerberg harder about his May wedding than the company’s dismal stock performance. Lauer seemed more interested in comparing who has more drawers for their clothes (Zuckerberg one, Lauer considerably more) than digging in deep on how the company plans to catch up in mobile. The interviewer let it go after the CEO pointed out that there are five billion mobile phone users in the world that Facebook could capture as customers.)The tech and business press weren’t much more circumspect. In the most-widely circulated story so far, TheNextWeb’s Emil Protalinski gushed over Facebook’s “big news” and even Bloomberg assumed “the next billion” was a given.Unasked & Unanswered QuestionsI wish Lauer had asked Zuckerberg the following questions. (I’ve been trying to do it myself. I’ll update this post as soon as I hear back.)Facebook officially recorded its billionth signup on Sept. 14. Why the delay after months of predictions that it would reach one billion users in August, if not sooner? (Some reports have alluded to the fact that Facebook has had trouble with phony accounts and was most likely waiting until it was sure it had one billion “real” users. Could be.)What exactly is an active monthly user? It has been widely reported how difficult it is to delete a Facebook account, but I’ve heard anecdotal reports of people deactivating their accounts, either permanently or for long stretches of self-imposed Facebook exile. Is there an uptick in deactivated accounts and, if so, were those counted in the 1 billion figure?How are we to understand the lag time between 900 million and one billion when compared to 800 million and 900 million? To me, it suggests that Facebook has saturated the market.But even those question obscure the bigger issue: 1 billion users is impressive, but it’s an arbitrary milestone. If Zuckerberg is serious about only talking when there’s something to say, now is the time to say something. It’s time to let shareholders know exactly how (whether?) the company hopes to reach 2 billion users and to tell users how their experience will change as Facebook’s status as a public company forces it to focus more on revenue and less on its original mission of connecting the world.center_img dave copeland Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Facebook#web last_img read more