To Real Nelson the regular season means nothing.Real Nelson made the most of the start of the new season by doubling Bia Boro 4-2 in quarterfinal playoff round in the Jackson’s Hole Men’s Master League Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.Real Nelson plodded its way through the 15-game regular season registering just one victory.But Sunday the celler-dwellers looked like world beaters as the squad advanced to the semi finals against defending playoff champion Jackson’s Hole.In the other quarterfinal matchup, Red Dog shutout Ted Allen’s 2-0. Red Dog plays Club Inter Sunday at 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside.In Finlay’s Ladies Rec playoff action, Lily Whites meet Selkirk Eyecare and Dirty Dozen plays Red Dog Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Lakeside.The winners advance to the final.Lily Whites won the regular season title with a 9-4-2 record. Dirty Dozen was second.In Leo’s Men’s Open, the regular season champ Innkeepers faces Kootenay Co-op while the LVR Bombers tangle with the Old Dogs FC. Game times are Saturday at 3:45 p.m. at Lakeside.The Innkeepers dominated the regular season dropping only one game all season.
Nelson travels to Spokane for two games. The Nelson Peewee Reps tuned up for a two-game tilt south of the 49th parallel by stopping rival Castlegar 7-1 in West Kootenay Minor Hockey action. Coach Jeff Hunt said the real story was the play of defencemen Shayla Elias, Brett Anderson, Reid Vulcano, Elijah Havers, and Ben Price and the solid game in the nets by goalie Charles Curiston who all played all 60 minutes and played remarkably well. Next weekend the Reps play in a tournament in Winfield where the players get to see some of the likely Northern representatives for the Provincials.Nelson hosts the BC Championships in March.Co-chairs Vince Vulcano and Cam Patterson are spearheading the tournamaent organizing committee. Kai Simmonds scored three times to lead the Reps with Max Spielman adding a pair and singles going to Cody Barnes and Reid Vulcano.Taylor Harrison assisted on four of the seven goals.The Reps were without the services of Mike Zarikoff and Reece Hunt so once again Nick Haidu joined the forwards and did a fabulous job.
YOU couldn’t make this up!A Dublin civil servant has stopped work on a new footpath in Dungloe – despite a 30-year campaign which was APPROVED by the county council….and previously APPROVED for funding by the Department which raised the objection!Cllr Marie Therese Gallagher says she has been left gobsmacked by the decision; and says she hasn’t a clue why it was taken. She told Donegal Daily that the Department of Transport refused to allocate funding to the footpath on Caravan Road in Dungloe and no-one can tell her why.She has also questioned why an official in the department in Dublin singled out this road in Dungloe to object to.Cllr Gallagher said: “I am furious on behalf of the people who live on this road and for the people of Dungloe who have been fighting to have this footpath completed for decades. Under the proposed scheme individuals and the community had agreed to make a serious contribution to build this footpath.“This footpath was accepted by the Department under the Community Involvement Scheme, and the department have now singled out this project to object to fund. I would call into question how this decision was reached, by who, and ask what did the people living on this road do on the department to be discriminated against in this matter? “The first part of the footpath was under construction when this decision was made by a man sitting in an office in Dublin. The Council and the Community had all the work done to have this footpath completed once this funding was available to be drawn down. Now the Caravan Road is back in limbo and we will have to start from scratch to get funding for this project.“I stongly condemn this decision and objection from Dublin, and will be raising this issue with the Minister. This footpath has to be completed, the people on this road deserve better than to be blatantly discriminated against in this manner.” BONKERS! DUBLIN CIVIL SERVANT OBJECTS TO NEW FOOTPATH BEING BUILT IN DONEGAL! was last modified: November 18th, 2014 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:discriminationdublindungloefootapath
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Ray Maota PlantBottle technology reduces carbonemissions during the productionprocess of the bottles. Valpré received the “Gold Quality” labelin May 2011 by Monde Selection, aninternational institute testing consumerproducts and granting them quality awards.(Images: Coca-Cola)MEDIA CONTACTS• Angela D HarrellCoca-Cola South Africa+27 11 644 0727Coca-Cola South Africa celebrated the opening of its new “green” Valpré Spring Water plant in Heidelberg, south-east of Johannesburg, by launching an environment-friendly plastic bottle – of which 30% is organic material.The US$54-million (R371-million) state-of-the-art facility was opened on 7 July 2011 by the Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs Edna Molewa.Run by a group of black women, the factory has been described by the beverage giant as the “greenest plant in Africa”.The method used to manufacture the 100% recyclable PlantBottle packaging produces far fewer carbon dioxide emissions than that used to make conventional plastic bottles.Molewa said at the launch: “The opening of the new Valpré plant in Heidelberg, and the launch of PlantBottle, supports government’s mandate to create infrastructure, develop skills, increase the number of women in the workforce and ensure sustainable development with a focus on minimising the impact on the environment.“It is a notable example of the kind of development that we encourage all South African industries to adopt.”Coca-Cola chose Heidelberg for its proximity to distribution sites in the Gauteng region, where demand for bottled water is high.It also chose the town because the chemical composition of the underground water there is similar to that at Valpré’s Polokwane plant in Limpopo province.“When we set out in 2009 to build this plant, we did so with the goal of ensuring that the plant reinforced all that the Coca-Cola Company and Valpré Spring Water stand for, which is unwavering quality and commitment to the sustainability of our environment and communities,” said Bill Egbe, the company’s president in South Africa.Greening the bottling industry “With the new Heidelberg plant, Valpré will reduce its carbon footprint, lower its water usage ratio, adopt energy-efficient lighting and production technologies, and boost its solid waste recovery – all while providing its market with a sustainable product packaged in a bottle that takes a giant step towards using renewable resource,” said Charlotte Metcalf, executive director of South African National Bottled Water Association (SANBWA).SANBWA, a voluntary association of bottlers representing the entire bottling chain, sets safety and quality measures for the industry.The new plant maximises use of natural light and water, and includes recyclable material in its building, thereby reducing dependence on non-renewables.To ensure the plant matches up to the standards of top green buildings around the world, it is undergoing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification.LEED certification is an internationally recognised programme developed by the US Green Building Council in March 2000, which promotes sustainable building and development practices.It is considered the benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high-performance green buildings.A first for AfricaThe newly introduced PlantBottle is Africa’s first completely recyclable plastic bottle using 30% plant material.South Africa is the 10th market in the world to launch the bottle.More than 2.5-billion plastic water bottles using PlantBottle technology have been produced in the US in the past two years.“There is no other brand in Coca-Cola South Africa’s portfolio of 30 still and sparkling beverages better suited to represent sustainability and quality than Valpré,” Coke said in a statement.The brand of bottled water received the “Gold Quality” label in May 2011 from Monde Selection, an international institute that tests consumer products.Empowering women Muhtar Kent, the worldwide CEO and chairperson of Coca-Cola, announced in 2010 that the company would empower 5-million women across the world by 2020, also known as the “5 By 20” pledge.Kent said at the time: “Enhancing economic opportunities for women in the Coca-Cola value chain will result in increased incomes, enhanced skills in business, increased stature within the community and improved potential for communities.”Empowering women to run the new Heidelberg plant is part of this pledge.Other members of the town’s community will also benefit from the plant through increased job opportunities.
13 May 2016Positive returns on investment are almost guaranteed in the infrastructure and ICT sectors in South Africa, and elsewhere on the continent, Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told potential investors at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda.Ramaphosa was speaking at a session on how innovative partnerships can bridge financing gaps for economic and social infrastructure. He is leading Team South Africa – made up of government, business and civil society leaders – at WEF Africa, which this year is being held under the theme “Connecting Africa’s resources through digital transformation”.Ramaphosa and his delegation reassured investors at the forum that South Africa is a preferred investment destination, and open for business.“Infrastructure has been a key economic driver in South Africa and in the region,” Ramaphosa said during the session on Thursday 12 May. In South Africa, he added, the coordination of infrastructure development through the Presidential Infrastructure Coordinating Commission had “paid great dividends”.“Investment in infrastructure has stimulated economic activity. Therefore, there are returns to be made for investors in infrastructure in South Africa and Africa.“Infrastructure is better done when approached at a regional level, because our countries are inter-linked through the movement of people and trade.”Watch Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa discussing infrastructure at WEF Africa:Ramaphosa added that South Africa had found innovative ways of partnering with the private sector, especially in energy. This had opened new opportunities for private sector investment.He also encouraged investment in connectivity through technology and digital solutions, saying that this should be a priority for African economies.Watch the full Investing in Infrastructure session at WEF Africa:On the final day of WEF Africa, Friday 13 May, Ramaphosa is to take part in a high-level breakfast on the Internet for All Initiative, a project to develop new scalable and replicable models of public-private collaboration in order to accelerate internet access globally.In this session, leaders from governments and multilateral organisations and business will discuss the progress of the first country pilot programme in the Northern Corridor, and set out the next steps.Team South Africa includes Ministers Pravin Gordhan, Rob Davies, Siyabonga Cwele, Ebrahim Patel and Jeff Radebe. The business delegation includes Eskom, the Industrial Development Corporation, Old Mutual, ArcelorMittal and Business Unity South Africa.
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest U.S. District Judge Jack Zouhary pushed pause on the enforcement of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights (LEBOR) passed by Toledo voters in February.On March 18, Judge Zouhary issued a preliminary injunction on LEBOR in the lawsuit filed by Wood County farmer Mark Drewes after Toledo voters passed LEBOR in a special election. Both Toledo and Drewes agreed to the injunction, which is a positive step according to Ohio Farm Bureau.“Farm Bureau stands strong with Mark and his family and we appreciate that this injunction will prevent the law from taking effect while the case filed by the Drewes family is litigated,” said Adam Sharp, executive vice president of the Ohio Farm Bureau. “We are happy to see the Court order a preliminary injunction delaying the enforcement of the Lake Erie Bill of Rights. This decision is one step closer to protecting farmers in the Lake Erie Watershed from costly lawsuits brought on by LEBOR.”
Tags:#enterprise#Trends Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williams Related Posts Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair I want to end the week with a short video by Dennis Howlett. The video is a fascinating exchange between Dr Vishal Sikka, an executive board member with SAP and Vijay Vijayasankar associate partner at IBM.The conversation is playful and quire insightful about the relationship between the companies. The two technologists explore in-memory technology in the context of IBM Watson and SAP Hana. But I particularly like the lead discussion about game mechanics and machine over human inequities that the Jeopardy match illuminated.Sikka opened the conversation by stating how he is a lifelong Jeopardy fan. In jousting fashion, he declared how astounded he was that he could beat Watson on four questions, including one about Chicago. Vijayasanka replied that it showed Watson deductive reasoning. It had low confidence and thus did not make the decision to click the buzzer. Sikka also pointed out that Watson had an inherent capability to click the button faster than its human counterparts. Vijayasanka had his own response again, saying Watson got to the button because it had the question answered first. It’s a humorous and insightful exchange that then extends into a conversation about how IBM Watson may someday be used with SAP Hana. Vijayasanka cited the potential for customer service engagements. Sikka said he expects that this year SAP will have some announcements about its text search technology.Of note is Sikka’s statement about the two companies working together through IBM Global Services and the ways SAP’s structured and unstructured text search technologies could work with the natural language processing capabilities that comes with Watson.This video is worth watching a few times to pick up the insights, particularly in how in-memory technology applies to text search. It can speed up searches on a scaling basis. That part of the equation will be particularly interesting to watch play out the rest of the year.
Sri Lankan cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka was on Wednesday questioned by the police in rape case that has forced the cricket board to suspend him pending investigation.Gunathilaka was suspended from all forms of international cricket by the Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) board after his friend was accused of raping a Norwegian woman in the cricketer’s hotel room.The police, however, said the evidence do not point to the opening batsman’s personal involvement in the case in which one of his friends has been arrested.Gunathilaka, 27, was not aware of what took place between the Norwegian woman who had complained of rape on Saturday night after which his friend, Sandeep Jude Selliah, 26, was arrested, they said.He had booked two rooms at the hotel on the night of the incident and had violated Sri Lanka Cricket’s code of conduct of players by staying out longer hours, the police said.Gunathilaka was later suspended by Sri Lanka Cricket for his disciplinary breach and therefore will not figure in the 5-match ODI series against South Africa starting Saturday.His friend has been remanded in custody and will make a magisterial court appearance on Thursday, the police said.SLC rules do not allow cricketers to bring in guests into their hotel rooms and also stipulate that during matches players must be back in their rooms by midnight.Gunathilaka was the second highest run-scorer in the two-match Test series against South Africa with 161 runs in four innings at an average of 40.25 including two half-centuries.His suspension for the breaching of code of conduct regulations will now come into affect while his fee for the match will also be withheld pending the outcome of the inquiry.advertisementGunathilaka is no stranger to suspensions as he was suspended for three matches last October as well for misconduct during the home series against India.Another member of Sri Lanka’s Test squad, leg-spinner Jeffrey Vandersay, was on Friday given a suspended one-year ban from international cricket after pleading guilty to misconduct during last month’s tour of the West Indies.(With agency inputs)
Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Post a comment 4:11 The Cheapskate Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. How to buy the right security camera for you Review • Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Affordable media consumption for Prime members 0 Amazon Tags CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page, and find more great buys on the CNET Deals page. Amazon Fire HD 8 Security Cameras Mobile Accessories Tablets This full-featured security camera is wireless, weatherproof and rechargeable. But is its app any good? That’s the $48 question. WiYA Lately I’ve been testing a variety of outdoor-friendly security cameras — dedicated ones and video doorbells alike. I haven’t tried this model, which is brand new, but the price demands I share it. For a limited time, and while supplies last, the WiYA rechargeable wireless security camera with free cloud storage is $47.99 when you clip the on-page 10%-off coupon and apply promo code QJTCI4WV at checkout. That’s considerably less than you’d pay for any number of higher-profile cameras — most of which charge extra for cloud storage (see below).Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page. See it at AmazonOn paper, this camera ticks all the important security-cam boxes:1080p videoTwo-way audioNight visionPassive infrared (PIR) sensorWeatherproofRechargeable batteryCloud and local storageAlthough you could certainly use this as an indoor camera, its IP66 rating means it should be able to withstand all manner of outdoor weather. The battery is good for three to six months on a charge, according to WiYA, a pretty wide range. How often you need to recharge probably depends on how often you access the live feed and how you’ve set motion-detection sensitivity.One definite highlight here is the free, unlimited rolling cloud storage, which keeps your videos for seven days. If there are paid tiers available as well, they’re not listed on the product page.All that being said, I’ve learned that most of these cameras are only as good as their software. The WiYA relies on an app called VPai Home, which has only a few user ratings (probably because it’s so new) for both its Android and iOS versions. Those ratings: mixed.Meanwhile, the camera itself currently has no Amazon customer reviews, again because it’s very new.Here’s my thinking: A visible outdoor security camera is almost certainly a theft deterrent. For not much more than the price of a “dummy” camera, you can get a real one that offers motion detection and free cloud storage. If the app turns out to be overly problematic, send the thing back.Your thoughts?Read more: The best smart-home security cameras for 2019Bonus deal: This is the $14 selfie stick I’m taking on vacationEnlarge ImageThis selfie stick does all the things for only $14. BlitzWolf My summer vacation is coming up, and I’m not going to make the same mistake as last year: Forgetting to pack a selfie stick. Make fun of me all you want, but I learned the hard way that my arms weren’t long enough to fit my family and the Colosseum into the frame.You can buy a cheapie stick for $5 to $10, but I’m going to make the argument for spending just a bit more on something like this — the BlitzWolf BW-BS3 selfie stick for $14.29 with promo code CNETBWBS3. Regular price: $21.99. (Note that if a seller other than BlitzWolf appears, or the code doesn’t work, that means it’s sold out.)See it at AmazonI own one of these. I like it because it doubles as a tripod: The feet fold right out from the base. 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The aforementioned Prime Day deal had the latter (briefly) for $28.These units are likely to have minor cosmetic blemishes on the casing, though the screens should be pristine, which I consider no big deal. However, if you prefer something that looks more like brand new, Amazon proper has the certified-refurbished Fire HD 8 16GB for $39.99. (It’s available in black or blue, but Woot’s deal is for the black version only.)Either way, you’re getting a 90-day warranty. Me, I say take the extra storage and hang the odd scuff or two. Your thoughts?