Hangin’ in the balance

first_imgEUREKA >> At any given time it could have been anyone’s game.But it was the Fortuna volleyball team that came out on top in a hard fought four-set match at 25-17, 20-25, 25-22, and 25-21 against Eureka (9-6) at Jay Willard Gymnasium Thursday night.The Huskies (3-3) were led offensively by the hard-hitting Emily Dill with 18 kills, followed by Taylor Fournier with eight and Mikenzie Palotas aided with 24 assists.The first frame started out with the Loggers jumping ahead early 4-1. Fortuna …last_img

Arcata closest first half on huge run, advances to AIBT title game with win over Piner

first_imgArcata >> When the shots started falling, there was no turning back for the Tigers on Friday night.Closing the second quarter on an lightning-quick 17-2 run, the Arcata boys basketball team turned a one-point game into a 16-point halftime lead, as the Tigers roared into the championship game of the 50th annual Jerry Paul Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament with a 75-48 win over Piner.“We made some shots to finish out the second quarter and I thought the kids did a really good job, for …last_img

Ports upgrade begins with ship unloader

first_img Transnet Port Terminals is a division of Transnet Group, which provides cargo- handling services at terminals situated across seven South African ports – Durban, Richards Bay, Cape Town, Saldanha, Port Elizabeth, Ngqura and East London. SAinfo reporter 25 July 2012 The arrival of a massive, custom-built pneumatic ship unloader at South Africa’s largest exporting port in Richards Bay, KwaZulu-Natal on Monday marked the start of port operator Transnet Port Terminals’ seven-year equipment renewal project. “The unloader is only the seventh of its kind in the world, and its arrival signals the start of the Richards Bay Terminal’s ambitious R3-billion equipment replacement programme to improve capacity, equipment reliability and service delivery,” Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) said in a statement. The programme represents the biggest slice of the TPT’s R33-billion budget for the next seven years and the R3-billion earmarked for equipment replacement falls within R12.1-billion allocated for the plant over seven years. This forms part of state-owned Transnet Group’s R300-billion expenditure on port and rail capital projects until 2018/19 as part of the company’s market demand strategy.‘An important milestone to be proud of’ “This investment in Richards Bay shows TPT’s sound commitment to the terminal and will make a remarkable difference in enabling the plant to achieve improved operating efficiencies and deliver on customer expectations,” said Richards Bay Terminal Head Victor Mkhize. “A number of tasks will be executed when the new unloader arrives. This includes assembling, operator training, endurance testing, hot and cold commissioning and handover. This is an historic moment for TPT and an important milestone we can be proud of.” The custom-built unloader – produced by Swiss shipping manufacturer Rio Tinto Alcan Alesa Engineering Ltd – is now one of the terminal’s largest assets. It has the capacity to unload 1 000 tons per hour by design, making it a valuable acquisition in improving the terminal’s operational efficiency. “The offloader will significantly improve the efficiency of BHP Billiton’s operation and will undoubtedly make a positive impact in reducing spillages,” said Lucas Msimanga, Asset President of BHP Billiton Aluminium SA – a client of Transnet Port Terminals.Market Demand Strategy to support growth Transnet’s market demand strategy (MDS) will see the company invest R300-billion on capital projects aimed at building freight capacity to support South Africa’s economic growth. “The MDS has major implications for our division’s responsibility to facilitate unconstrained growth, unlock demand and create world-class port operations through improved efficiencies,” said TPT chief executive officer, Karl Socikwa. “Acquiring the unloader in Richards Bay is certainly a significant step towards us achieving our MDS objectives and huge thanks must go to the project team for many months of intensive work involved in getting us to this milestone.” Transnet Port Terminals has prioritised several major MDS projects to be carried out in Richards Bay over the next seven years which include:R3.7-billion on capital sustaining investments including mobile equipment, quayside equipment and weighbridges. Also included are safety critical projects as well as environmental and legal compliance projects.Approximately R1.2-billion to be spent on capacity creation, such as new or upgraded storage areas and re-engineering of the port to create additional capacity.last_img read more

Flipboard, Now Rocking with Rolling Stone Magazine

first_imgaudrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… One of our favorite iPad apps here at ReadWriteWeb just got a little more awesome today, as Flipboard now includes a special version of Rolling Stone. You can add the music magazine to list of other publications, blogs, photos and feeds you can view via the Flipboard app.A confession: I am a long-time Rolling Stone subscriber. A long time. It’s the one magazine I still receive in the mail. Go ahead and judge me. It’s okay. I read it for the articles. Or something.No, I read it for the photos. I read it for the gossip. I read it for the reviews. I read it for the experience of paging through a magazine (which, for those of you who haven’t picked up a copy in a while, is now smaller and glossier). And, no doubt, I read it because I snagged one of those insanely cheap “5 year renewal” sorts of deals. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#New Media#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting As it stands, some of my favorite features of the magazine are missing: the page at the back with the charts, the collection of snapshots from various parties. And with all the praises heaped upon the iPad and Flipboard reading experiences, it’s hard not to look at the pages recreated here and miss the striking photography that accompanies the print version of the magazine. I’ll probably re-subscribe – don’t worry Rolling Stone. Just stick Johnny Depp’s face on one of your little subscription renewal postcards. That gets me every time.Hey, I’m a fan. So I’m pleased to see Rolling Stone on Flipboard. If nothing else, its inclusion in the iPad app will give a better reading experience for the magazine’s breaking news and interviews, particularly since the print version won’t show up for weeks.last_img read more

Best Showreels of Spring 2017

first_imgSome of the best demo reels of 2017 showcase the future of filmmaking.Top image via The Mill.Its that wonderful time of year again where we take a look at the hard work of the top creators in the business. Whether it’s a big-budget commercial, a personal project, or an under-the-radar short film, the work of cinematographers, directors, and motion graphic artists everywhere continues to raise the bar. Let’s take a look at some of our favorite demo reels of 2017 so far.1. matelFrom sweeping time-lapses to breathtaking arial footage, matel has created something special here, showcasing their talent for finding inspiring locations and subjects.Location: Paris, FranceFocus: Cinematography, Travel2. The MillYou can always count on The Mill to deliver. Showcasing their insane VFX skills as well as their staggering list of clients, their reel is an inspiring montage.Location: WorldwideFocus: VFX, Animation, Arts & Design3. Mitch MyersIf this animation and 3D explosion leaves you wondering how Myers pulled it off, you’re not alone. Based out of Missouri, working with Vidzu Media, this motion designer has a bright future ahead.Location: St. Louis, MissouriFocus: Animation, 3D, C4D, Octane4. Wild Pacific MediaOffering up some of the most breathtaking nature and wildlife shots in recent memory, Wild Pacific Media marks their territory in the field of breathtaking nature videography.Location: Sydney, AustraliaFocus: Cinematography, Nature5. Alex-AndreWorking with companies such as Nike and Jaguar, Alex Andre shows that his skills as a 3D and Motion Graphics designer know no end. Also, check out his impressive contribution to the most recent season of Black Mirror.Location: LondonFocus: Motion Graphics, Animation6. David StruikWhile not technically a demo reel, this footage is too spectacular not to make the list. Working as shooter, director, and editor, David Struik is a force to be reckoned with.Location: Antwerp, BelgiumFocus: Travel, Cinematography, Time-lapse7. Pablo LozanoAn After Effects and Animation wizard, Pablo’s demo on his channel serves as an excellent introduction to timeless, classy artistry.Location: LondonFocus: Animation, Arts & Design, 2D8. Joe SimonBased out of Texas, this cinematographer/director excels in low-light, slow motion shots with wondrous backdrops from around the world.Location: Austin, TexasFocus: Cinematography, Directing, Documentary9. Tresspasser ProductionsIf this is any indication of the future of advertisements, we’re in good hands. The California-based production house has been dipping their toes in narrative and commercial work that looks simply stunning.Location: Folsom, CaliforniaFocus: Cinematography, Narrative, Commercial10. Eirik AanonsenThis motion designer understands what clients want. The work is sharp, visually striking, and wildly inventive. What else do you look for in an artist?Location: Oslo, NorwayFocus: Animation, Motion Graphics, 3D11. Garth LeeWorking in motion graphics, animation, and VFX, London’s Garth Lee creates work that is both nostalgic and relevant.Location: LondonFocus: Motion Graphics, Animation, VFXHave a demo reel you like to share? Submit it over at PremiumBeat’s own curated Best Showreels and Demo Reels channel on Vimeo.last_img read more

London Olympics: Japanese women sweep golds in 48kg and 63kg freestyle wrestling

first_imgJapan heaped two golds in a day at 48kg and 63kg women’s freestyle wrestling at London Olympics on Wednesday. The 63kg legend Kaori Icho beat Chinese Jing Ruixue in the final to win her third straight Olympic title. Mongolia’s Soronzonbold Battsetseg and Russia’s Lubov Volosova shared the bronze medal, Xinhua reported.The two-time Olympic champion Icho met no challenge from Jing, who never won over Icho before and cruised past the game 3-0, 2-0, her latest victory of a 72-match winning streak. She now owns the only three Olympic golds ever awarded at 63kg.”In the final, I was able to tackle both legs of my opponent. I am happy I could do that because I have practiced this technique,” said Icho.”There were things I could not do in the final, but I’m happy to achieve my goal,” she added.Earlier, another powerhouse Hitomi Obara of Japan won her first Olympic gold medal in women’s 48kg freestyle by rallying to beat Mariya Stadnyk of Azerbaijan 0-4, 1-0, 2-0.China’s Zhao Shasha lost in the preliminaries to US wrestler Clarissa Kyoko Mei Ling Chun, who gave the US its first wrestling medal at the London Games. Another bronze went to Carol Huynh of Canada.last_img read more

Grange Pledges Support to Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union

first_imgThe Honourable Olivia Grange, Minister of Culture, Gender, Entertainment and Sport, says she is “happy the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union has been resuscitated.”“I’m happy the union is back on track. Government can now assist the Union to ensure that the industry is properly organised,” Minister Grange said.The Minister’s comments were made during a recent meeting with Karen Smith, President of the Jamaica Federation of Musicians and Affiliates Union and other members of the executive.The Union resumed operations in June 2017 after being dormant for many years. Its aims and objectives are the promotion of live music, the improvement of musical talent, working conditions, establishing and maintaining uniform and fair prices for musicians and artistes’ services as well as protecting the interests of all its affiliatesMinister Grange also pointed out that the Ministry will partner with the union to build capacity and assist in getting training for its members. The entertainment registry and an insurance plan for the industry were also among the matters discussed.“I think the future looks well since there is now a structured approach to developing the industry, to protecting the creative industries, particularly in the area of music, and to ensuring that we are able to harness whatever revenue we can to assist the economic growth of the country,” the Minister said.Miss Smith said she was pleased to have met with the Minister and looks forward to working with the Ministry.last_img read more