160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Bailey, who was working on an investigative story about Your Black Muslim Bakery, was fatally shot by a masked gunman in downtown Oakland on Aug. 2. Bakery handyman Devaughndre Broussard was charged with murder after he confessed to killing Bailey with the shotgun, but Broussard’s attorney claims his client was coerced into the confession. OAKLAND – The shotgun used to kill journalist Chauncey Bailey was not the same weapon used in a failed assassination attempt on a former high-ranking official at Your Black Muslim Bakery, authorities said. This past week, the Oakland Police Department said the Bailey murder weapon was the same gun that wounded John Bey outside his Oakland hills home in June 2005. But police officials corrected themselves Friday, citing a mix-up between homicide investigators and lab technicians. Police still believe the shotgun that killed the Oakland Post editor last month was used in December to shoot out windows of a car belonging to the ex-boyfriend of bakery leader Yusuf Bey IV’s girlfriend. Bey is not related to John Bey.
15 February 2010The Fifa World Cup ticketing sub-committee will open a call centre this week to assist soccer fans who want buy tickets for the 2010 World Cup.Committee chairman Horst Schmidt said the call centre will operate on weekdays from 10.30am until 7.30pm South African time.“The fans understand that time is crucial now, as the tickets are allocated on a first come, first served basis and that they should not wait for the last minute over-the-counter sales,” he said.The call centre will use the South African number 083 123 2010 as well as the international number +41 44 583 2010.Fourth round of ticket salesSchmidt said the first 100 hours of the fourth ticket sales phase had already seen a total of 74 146 tickets being sold, while an additional 130 000 applications were still being processed.However, the confirmations were expected to be sent by the beginning of this week. This second-last sales phase, which kicked off on 9 February, will run until 7 April.“We have already had more than 200 000 tickets requested within 100 hours, a number we are truly happy with,” he said.Source: BuaNews
8 November 2013Excavations will soon begin on a new site at the Cradle of Humankind in South Africa’s Gauteng province to investigate a find of “significant” fossils suspected to be those of our very early human ancestors.Professor Lee Berger, a research professor in Human Evolution from the Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand and a National Geographic explorer-in-residence, will direct the expedition at the site, dubbed “Rising Star Cave”.Berger is best known for the discovery of Australopithecus sediba at the Malapa site at the Cradle – one of the most significant palaeoanthropological discoveries in recent times.The Cradle of Humankind is a World Heritage site situated about 40 kilometres north-west of Johannesburg.Berger said at the launch of the new expedition this week that “significant” fossils had been found in a chamber deep underground.“We do not know as yet what species of hominin we have found, and we will not speculate,” Berger said. “Our aim is to get the fossils out carefully, study them, compare them to other fossil material from around the world and then proceed to analyse and describe them.“This is part of the scientific process, and we are hoping to publish our findings – if all goes well – late in 2014.”The key challenge is the size and location of the cave: about 30 metres underground, it has a very small opening through which only slightly built people can fit.Berger used social media platforms to call for “tiny and small, specialised cavers and spelunkers with excellent archaeological, palaeontological and excavation skills”.From a list of 57 qualified applicants, Berger selected six scientists. “These are highly trained scientists with caving experience from the US, Canada and Australia who are currently in South Africa preparing for the excavation,” he said.The excavation and scientific analysis that follows will be featured in a National Geographic/NOVA television special.Members of the Speleological Exploration of South Africa will assist the expedition.Follow National Geographic’s Rising Star blog for updates on excavations.Wits University and SAinfo reporter
The Geocaching International Film Festival (GIFF) is still three months away (November 2 – 6) but now is the perfect time to start planning your event. Don’t know where to start? Look here for help.GIFF is your only chance to earn a souvenir by watching a whole series of unique and fun geocaching movies. For more inspiration, check out these amazing moments from GIFF 2016.Questions you should think about while planning:What equipment will you use to show the finalist films?How many people will come and how many seats do you need?Will your film night have a theme, snacks, or film judging?How to host a GIFF Event:Read the tips for hosting an event.Submit your event listing on Geocaching.com at least two weeks prior to the date of your event and wait for it to be published by a Volunteer Reviewer.Once your event is published, fill out the GIFF Sign Up Form.Wait for your event to be approved via email by the GIFF team at HQ. Approved events will be added to the GIFF 2017 bookmark list and will receive the GIFF film reel file prior to the event.Are you looking for GIFF Geocoins or other merchandise items? Check out our Shop.Share with your Friends:More SharePrint Related
New cameras, lenses, software, and record breaking box office numbers. Here are the latest and greatest articles from the past few weeks.We’ve seen plenty of headlines since our last news roundup. Check out this list of industry news you may have missed.1. Rokinon Announces XEEN, a New Line of Cinema Prime LensesImage via nofilmschool.comSamyang/Rokinon have announced XEEN cinema prime lenses. It’s rumored that they will offer Canon EF mount, Nikon F, Sony E, Micro Four Thirds, and PL mounts. Check out more details about these new lenses over at No Film School. You can also try to decipher the new homepage for the lenses at xeenglobal.com.2. Panasonic GX8Panasonic’s latest mirrorless camera is the new GX8. The camera shoots 4K and apparently offers some revolutionary stabilization. The classic style body boasts a 20.3 megapixel sensor, making it the first micro four thirds camera to surpass 16 megapixels. The camera will set you back $1200. See more over at Gizmodo. 5. Universal Pictures Already Has the Highest Grossing Year Ever for a StudioUniversal Pictures has already grossed $5.53 Billion in 2015, and it’s only August. That breaks 20th Century Fox’s $5.52 Billion record for the entire 2014 year. Jurassic World had the biggest global opening of all time, following the studios box office domination for Furious 7. Minions had the second biggest opening weekend for a animated film, while 50 Shades of Grey and Pitch Perfect 2 rounded out the highest-grossing films. All this and the studio is about to release the anticipated N.W.A. biopic Straight Outta Compton. Check out more at Entertainment Weekly.6. DJI Releases the Phantom 3 StandardAfter the release of the Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced, DJI released a new camera for this beginner edition of their famous entry-level quadcopter. The Phantom 3 Standard comes with a camera that shoots 2.7K video at 30fps and 12 megapixels photos in RAW or JPG.The camera settings and controls will and run through the updated DJI Go app. A single charged battery averages 25 minutes of flight time. The Phantom 3 Standard starts at $799. This version is $200 cheaper than the Phantom 3 Advanced, and honestly feels like an unnecessary addition to the Phantom series. 4. DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta Release & TutorialWe previously mentioned the release of the DaVinci Resolve 12 Beta. As users begin checking out the changes, we are starting to get a taste of the improvements in this color grading software.Casey Faris, from Ground Control Color, sent us this awesome in-depth tutorial. Not only does it show off some of the new features, but it’s also a great intro to DaVinci Resolve for newcomers. 3. Canon C300 Mark IIWhen Canon first announced the ME20F-SH, we questioned the need for a 4 million+ ISO camera. Now they’ve finally released some updated info on the highly anticipated C300 Mark II. Canon’s Jon Sagud met up with Zacuto for a great look at the new features. When released, the body alone will cost you $15,999. That price point may be enough to make people jump from Canon to another brand. Discover any new gear you need to buy? Was this news roundup helpful? Let us know in the comments below.
Essential Reading! Get my 2nd book: The Lost Art of Closing “In The Lost Art of Closing, Anthony proves that the final commitment can actually be one of the easiest parts of the sales process—if you’ve set it up properly with other commitments that have to happen long before the close. The key is to lead customers through a series of necessary steps designed to prevent a purchase stall.” Buy Now Your customer is difficult. The challenges they provide you are extremely hard to overcome. Many of the problems stem from the changes they need to make, and making those changes would help you help them. You can be unhappy about that fact, or your can be grateful that this is your client.Your client expects you to respond to their needs quicker than you believe you should have to. What they want is something you can and will provide them—with or without the conversation they seem to need. You can work yourself up about having to hold their hand, or you can be grateful they have asked for your help at all.Your client makes a lot of changes. Once you figure out how to execute, they move the goal post, and you have to start over again. This takes time and energy, and it means you repeat the same work over again. You can wish you didn’t have to do this work, or you can be grateful that you are the one doing it.One of the contacts at a client is super needy. They take more time than any other contact you deal with—even at much larger clients. You can resent that you get their phone calls and emails, or you can be thankful that you have a relationship all locked up, free from a competitive displacement.Here’s the rub. The client you believe is a burden is the very client your competitors are trying to take from you right now. What you perceive as problems, challenges, and obstacles, they see as opportunities. Your competitors would be happy to relieve you of the burden of having to work with challenging clients. They would be overjoyed by the opportunity to respond to their needs in your stead. They would make the changes needed to execute, even if wasn’t easy. Right now, one of your competitors is hoping that you don’t pick up the phone when your client calls, and they hope your absence creates an opportunity for them to be there for your client.Complacency kills. Neglect kills. Entitlement kills even faster.If you don’t like your clients, you don’t have to keep them. Someone else will gladly take them off your hands. You don’t have an absolute right to keep their business. Stop complaining that you have clients.
By Kushan Sarkar New Delhi, Apr 30 (PTI) A Chinaman bowler himself, Australian Brad Hogg has an edge over other experts while analysing Kuldeep Yadavs abilities, which he feels will help India if he is picked for the Champions Trophy in England. Hogg has been Yadavs teammate in the Kolkata Knight Riders franchise of the Indian Premier League. “Yes, Kuldeep can be effective in England. The best cricketers are the ones who can adapt to foreign conditions,” Hogg told PTI during an interaction. “Great thing about the sport is no two countries are same. There is always something different that adds to variety of the different individuals. One of his (Kuldeep) next job will be to bowl on different wickets.” The 46-year-old Hogg, who has played 123 ODIs for Australia apart from 7 Tests and 15 T20 Internationals, is in the country as ESPNcricinfo Match Days expert panelist. Hogg, one of the sought after chinaman bowlers in limited overs cricket, had a word of advice for Kuldeep — gain more control over the stock ball before expanding his variety. “He is a different bowler for sure. There arent too many chinaman bowlers in world cricket at the moment. Kuldeep has great variety and strength of any spinner is his variations. You may know all the tricks in the trade but no point using the tricks if you havent yet mastered a stock delivery,” said Hogg. Asked how a spinner can decide on the kind of stock delivery (his go-to ball), he wants to bowl, Hogg explained it would depend on the format one plays. “If you are playing 50-over cricket, a leg-spinner can be a bit more slower and use his leg-break. In Test cricket, its entirely different where you have to be very patient. Coming to T20, one needs to be a bit more quicker through the air,” he said. He then gave the example of Samuel Badree, one of the successful spinners in the shortest format. “Someone like Badree skids deliveries into pads a little bit more so that batsmen dont free their arms. In T20 cricket, one needs to be a little bit quicker so that the batsmen dont come out of their crease. “You cant bowl good length in T20s as batsman would hit you out of the park,” he reasoned. Hogg said consistency is the key for a spinner. “T20 is more about regularly building pressure and not allowing batsmen to score. Try and build on the dots. Limit the ones and engage one batsman whos going after you.” Imran Tahir and Rashid Khan have been very successful leg-spinners in this edition of the IPL and Hogg is impressed with how captains have used their attacking options wisely. “Leg-spinners can be operational in Powerplays and some have been used in the middle period when the ball gets scuffed. Its about utilising at right times. All captains have used leg-spinners wisely. Thats the biggest factor. When exactly are you using them,” Hogg said. Quizzed on the possible teams for the Play-offs, Hogg said RCB, Gujarat Lions, Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab are likely to miss the bus. PTI KHS PM PMadvertisement
Are you, or do you know, a dedicated young athlete, coach or official participating in a state or national sporting championships? Are you aged 12-18 years old travelling further than 250 kilometre return for a state or national championships?If yes, then you or your team could be eligible for a Local Sporting Champions grant to help meet costs such as uniforms, travel, accommodation and equipment.Grants of $500 per individual and $3,000 per team are available for young people participating in a nominated National Sporting Organisation-endorsed state or national sporting championships or a School Sport Australia national championship.This program is an Australian Government initiative managed by the Australian Sports Commission and supports 8,000 young people each year.The grants are designed to help athletes, coaches and officials achieve their sporting goals and are distributed across all 150 federal electorates of the national parliament.Applications are open, so apply now!Applications must be submitted prior to the commencement of the nominated championships.For further information, including application forms and eligibility criteria, go to: http://www.ausport.gov.au/champions
Liverpool legend Fowler keen on Bristol Rovers jobby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Robbie Fowler is keen on the Bristol Rovers job.Fowler has moved to declare his interest in the post at the Memorial Stadium which became available when Darrell Clarke left earlier this week.Clarke had been at the club for four and a half years but left with them 21st in League One and four points from safety.“I’ve thrown in a few [CVs] over the years, still waiting for a call,” Fowler told Soccer AM.“Bristol Rovers has obviously come up; would I be interested? Of course I would!“I went over to Thailand and loved being a manager.”People in this country think I’m inexperienced but I’ve done it before.“I came home, did all my badges, I’m properly, properly qualified, so I think it’s just a case of watch this space.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Parents are to benefit from critical support to improve child-rearing under the Partnership for Improved Safety and Security in Schools project.The project, which aims to reduce violence among students and youth, is being undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information through US$3 million in grant funding over two years from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).The National Education Trust (NET) is the coordinating agency for the initiative.Parenting Coordinator for the project, Latoya Stewart-Singh, said that a media campaign geared towards educating parents in good child-rearing practices will commence shortly.“We want to establish six community-based parent hubs and reactivate 25 school-based parent places. We want to identify and train at least 30 parent mentors per parish. We also want to audit 50 school-based parent places and assist in the reactivation of those places, with specific focus on training parents in good parenting practices as well as entrepreneurial skills,” she noted.She was speaking at a regional parenting stakeholders meeting for Region IV held on Friday (February 16) at the Holiday Inn hotel in Montego Bay.A parent place or hub is a resource centre where parents can access relevant information on parenting and other family-related issues geared towards improving parenting skills and family life.Managing Director of the NET, Marcia Phillips Dawkins, informed that the community of Mount Salem in St. James will be the first beneficiary of a parent place.She indicated that NET is working to set up homework centres in some institutions as well as at youth information centres (YICs) in a number of townships across the island. Another key component of the project, she said, involves working with uniformed groups, to engage young people.The Partnership for Improved Safety and Security in Schools project is targeted at young people aged 10 to 29 years. A total of 981 primary schools and 50 communities across the island will benefit.Among the specific objectives are to reduce violence, antisocial behaviour and critical incidents among youth, engage parents and communities in the behaviour change process, increase student involvement in co-curricular activities in order for them to develop better social and life skills, and promote positive values and attitudes at both school and community levels.The project will also involve construction and repair of perimeter fencing, provision of security monitoring equipment, and increasing the number of security personnel in schools. Parenting Coordinator for the project, Latoya Stewart-Singh, said that a media campaign geared towards educating parents in good child-rearing practices will commence shortly. Parents are to benefit from critical support to improve child-rearing under the Partnership for Improved Safety and Security in Schools project. The project, which aims to reduce violence among students and youth, is being undertaken by the Ministry of Education, Youth and Information through US$3 million in grant funding over two years from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Story Highlights