Draymond Green praises Clippers before first round of NBA playoffs

first_imgBeat writer Mark Medina outlines 14 confusing playoff possibilities the Warriors could face and the rotating rest strategy Steve … Click here if you’re having trouble viewing this video on a mobile device.The Golden State Warriors will not know who their opponent in the first round of the playoffs will be until the regular season finale Wednesday.The team concluded its final regular season game at Oracle Arena in Oakland with a 131-104 win against Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.last_img

A’s sting Rays on Matt Chapman’s ninth-inning home run

first_imgOAKLAND — Matt Chapman delivered a walk-off three-run homer in a four-run ninth inning to beat the Tampa Bay Rays 5-4 at the Oakland Coliseum on Thursday night.Marcus Semien’s RBI single drove in the first run of the ninth and extended his hitting streak to 17 games. It was all the fireworks needed following a true pitchers’ duel put on by Frankie Montas and Charlie Morton.Ryne Christenson took over as manager for Bob Melvin, who sat the game with a nagging neck and back injury.The Rays and …last_img

New low-cost airline for rural South Africa

first_imgThe South African National Taxi Council’snew low-cost airline is due to officiallylaunch on 16 September, and will startoperating in November. (Image: airplane-pictures.net) MEDIA CONTACTS • AJ Mthembu Santaco +27 12 321 1043 RELATED ARTICLES • Green airline goes greener • 1time to start flying from Lanseria • Zambezi Airlines lands in SA • Mango starts flying from LanseriaNosimilo RamelaThe South African National Taxi Council (Santaco) plans to launch a new low-cost airline to accommodate the scores of people from rural areas who work in the main cities and are forced to make their frequent trips home via bus or taxi, as they cannot afford plane tickets.Santaco’s business development officer Nkululeko Buthelezi said the airline would be called the Santaco Express. The service is due to officially launch on 16 September, and will start operating in November.Buthelezi said the airline would focus on routes untouched by other domestic airlines – going into more rural areas of the country.“We specialise in awkward areas because that’s where our business is,” said Santaco president AJ Mthembu.Buthelezi named local company AirQuarius Aviation, which works with other domestic airlines in the country including SA Express and SA Airlink, as the initial managers of the airline. Once the venture is up and running AirQuarius will hand over all management to Santaco, most likely within 18 to 24 months.AirQuarius Aviation is based at Lanseria Airport and provides services such as aircraft management; training and development of pilots and crew; aircraft sales, leasing and charters; and aircraft maintenance.According to Buthelezi, the company will initially supply Santaco Express with a 100-seater craft and a crew, as well as the necessary aviation licences.The airline is planning to operate one or two flights a day between Lanseria International Airport in Gauteng and Bhisho in the Eastern Cape, with a stop thereafter at Cape Town International.Mthembu said the ticket will include transport from the taxi rank to the airport, and then a transfer to a taxi rank at the destination.“We will be building everything into one price in the affordable sector.”He added that the final cost of a ticket had not yet been decided, but that Santaco was considering prices ranging between R500 (US$74) and R600 ($89) for a one way ticket.“The sky is the limit”Commuters welcomed the announcement.“We are so excited about this airline,” said Luthando Nyawuza from Bhisho. “I work in Johannesburg but my family lives in the Eastern Cape, I try to visit home every two months which is a long taxi trip taking 14 to 15 hours. This is usually over a weekend, which means I spend a whole day travelling there spend one day with my family before having to travel another full day back to Johannesburg.”Nyawuza said that the new airline would cut down on travelling, and allow for more family time.He added that the high cost of air travel and the long distances between airports and residential areas made it difficult for him to afford a plane ticket home.“I appreciate what the taxi drivers are doing for us. They are really looking out for us people from the rural areas because they come from there and are considerate to our needs. I never thought this kind of service would be possible for us. Clearly only the sky is the limit.”He said that the proposed air ticket prices compare favourably to what commuters already pay to travel in buses or taxis.Repositioning the taxi industrySantaco CEO Bongani Msimang said Santaco planned to transform the taxi industry, and the airline was but one of many initiatives in the pipeline. He said Santaco aims to become a leader in mass affordable, safe, and reliable transportation.Another of Santaco’s goals, said Msimang, was to move away from an informal structure, and become a body that was appropriately organised and run like a corporate business at all levels.“This would involve redefining the scope of the industry to include other transport modes such as bus and rail to ensure we don’t lose our market share,” he said.last_img read more

Planetary Pursuit launch support (aka FAQ)

first_img* The max number of points you can earn for any cache log is 15 points.What is the Friend League?The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows you and your friends’ geocaching activity. Earn points when you log a cache, attend an event, or complete another geocaching task. The number of points vary depending on the task at hand.The Friend League displays the total points you collect during the promotion. You can also see how many points your friends have earned during the promotion. The Friend League will reset to zero on Monday, April 16 at noon UTC.How do I participate?Visit the Friend League to activate your scoring control board and prepare for liftoff. From March 19 to April 15, collect points by logging caches, attending events, or completing other geocaching actions. Earn up to 10 new souvenirs by individually collecting 500 points on the Friend League during the promotion period.Can I join Planetary Pursuit at any time?Of course! If you were late to join, you still have the chance to earn all 10 souvenirs as long as you collect enough points through April 15.Do points on the Friend League stack?No, there is no point stacking. The max number of points that you can earn on any cache log is 15 points. For example, if you find a Traditional geocache with more than 10 Favorite points, you will earn 15 points total. If you find a Mystery cache with more than 10 Favorite points, you will earn 15 points total.Do I get points on the Friend League for attending a CITO, Mega or Giga-Event?Yes. Attending any event type will earn you 15 points on the Friend League during Planetary Pursuit.Where can I see my souvenirs?As soon as you collect a certain number of points, the associated souvenir will automatically be awarded to your profile. The souvenirs appear on your profile under the souvenir tab.Is the Friend League in the Geocaching® app?The Friend League is not in the Geocaching® app but can be viewed in your phone’s web browser.My Friend League points aren’t correct. Help!Make sure you activate the Friend League by visiting the page once before you start logging your finds.If you change a Note, DNF, or other log type to a Found it log, it will not be recognized on the Friend League.You may have found and logged a Lab Cache. At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.You logged on Monday, March 19 before noon UTC (convert to your local time here). We suggest that you wait to log until AFTER Monday noon UTC – which in some places like New Zealand is Tuesday at midnight – to log your geocaches. Otherwise the points will not count for the first week.You saved a Draft on a Monday, March 19 before noon UTC.If you have already posted your logs, select “View / Edit Log / Images”, then click the pen icon and “Submit Log Entry” on the website. Your logs should now be counted towards your total.What does UTC stand for?Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is the basis for civil time today. It is the time standard (not a time zone) commonly used across the world. You can convert UTC to your local time here.I logged a Lab Cache, why didn’t I earn any points on the Friend League?At this time, the Friend League does not award points for finding Lab Caches.Do I need friends on my Friend League to participate in Planetary Pursuit?You do not need geocaching friends to collect points and earn souvenirs for Planetary Pursuit. However, it’s still fun to have friends on your Friend League so you can cheer them along through their space explorations! Here are some ideas on how to make friends in the geocaching community: Attend a geocaching event. Attending geocaching events is the easiest way to make new friends in the real world. Make sure to note their username and invite them to become friends on Geocaching.com. Bonus: You’ll earn extra points when attending an event. Find an event near you.Search for a local geocaching organization. One of the best ways to learn about geocaching and make friends is to join a Geocaching Organization. Find a geocaching organization near you.Look for Facebook groups in your area. There are many geocachers on Facebook that have created local groups. Search for “geocaching+your location” on Facebook and see if there is a group of like-minded treasure hunters in your area.Share your username in the comment section of this blog post. If others follow suit, you can add each other on Geocaching.com and make friends all over the world!How do I add friends to my Friend League?From the left hand side of your new dashboard, or on the old version on the right side under the ‘Community’ section, select View friends.Under Add a friend, enter your friend’s username.Select Send Invitation.Enter a message for your friend.Select Request Friendship.Why does the Friend League show only some of my friends?The Friend League shows ten of your geocaching friends—always including yourself. If you want to see all of your friends, scroll down the list and select See more. Planetary Pursuit: Venus10 points Log a Found it on any geocache (Traditional, Virtual, Webcam, Wherigo)5 Planetary Pursuit: Mars40 points ActionPoint value Attend any event15 Planetary Pursuit: Saturn100 points Log a Found it on a geocache with 10 or more Favorite points15 Official Space ExplorerCollect all planet souvenirs (500 points) and earn this meta souvenir. Planetary Pursuit: Mercury20 points Planetary Pursuit: Jupiter65 points Planetary Pursuit: Earth5 points Share with your Friends:More Planetary Pursuit: Uranus200 points Planetary Pursuit: Pluto500 points Log a Found it on a Multi-Cache or Letterbox Hybrid10 Log a Found it on a Mystery Cache or EarthCache15 Join Planetary Pursuit to explore beyondThe year is 2650. You are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our solar system earning souvenirs along the way.How to playFind different geocache types to individually collect points on the Friend League between March 19 and April 15 and earn up to 10 new souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer.Simply Visit the Friend League page to activate your scoring control board and prepare to lift off on March 19.What are the 10 souvenirs that I can earn? Drop off trackable4 How can I earn points?If you log a cache, attend an event, or perform other geocaching actions, you collect points. Souvenirs Points needed on the Friend League (individual) Planetary Pursuit: Neptune300 points SharePrint RelatedPlanetary Pursuit Starthilfe (aka FAQ)February 27, 2018In “Deutsch”Soporte de lanzamiento de Búsqueda Planetaria (también conocido como FAQ)February 27, 2018In “Español”3, 2, 1, Planetary Pursuit hebt ab!March 6, 2018In “Deutsch”last_img read more

‘I didn’t even have a moustache in the year mentioned in charges against me’, says Lalu’s son Tejaswi

first_img The charges were an attempt to “create a crack in the grand alliance” in Bihar. “But it will not happen. The alliance is strong and will continue to be so,” he said.“When I took over as the Deputy Chief Minister, I made clear our policy of zero tolerance on the issue of corruption. Has any charge of corruption been levelled in any of the three departments I hold”, he asked.The RJD would now go to the people’s court and expose the BJP’s “conspiracy” against them, he said.Also Read Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader and Bihar Deputy Chief Minister Tejaswi Yadav on Wednesday said the corruption charges levelled against him were part of a “political conspiracy” and based on period when he “didn’t even have a moustache.”“I was just 14-15 years old. How could I have indulged in such activities?. It is a political conspiracy against me by the BJP and its leaders Amit Shah and Narendra Modi”, he told reporters after a Cabinet meeting.Also Read Tejaswi Yadav will not resign, affirms RJD  Sources said a tense atmosphere prevailed at the Cabinet meeting, which lasted only for 25 minutes. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar maintained a stoic silence and did not speak to journalists.On Tuesday, the JD(U) asked the RJD to make its stand clear on the corruption charges against Mr. Yadav. Those facing graft charges should reveal facts: JD(U)last_img read more

Viray twins win San Beda’s 1st NCAA beach volley title via sweep

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Read Next Jaja sees level playing field in 2nd round John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding LOOK: Iya Villania meets ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ cast in Mexico San Beda walked away from the sand courts looking as immaculate as the summer sun after fending off Emilio Aguinaldo College, 21-17, 21-10, to complete a sweep of the NCAA Season 93 women’s beach volleyball tournament Saturday at Boardwalk in Subic.Twins Ella and Nieza Viray, who are two-time silver finishers in the beach volleyball circuit, gave San Beda its first title in the tournament after pulling off an 11-0 season sweep.ADVERTISEMENT Google honors food scientist, banana ketchup inventor and war hero Maria Orosa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university PLAY LIST 01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City View comments “We’re so ecstatic because after two years of losing in the finals, we finally won it,” said the MVP Ella in Filipino.In the men’s division, Palo Lim and Joshua Mina of EAC also completed a perfect 11-0 sweep after breaking down University of Perpetual Help’s duo of Joebert Almodiel and Rey Taneo, 17-21, 21-17, 15-13.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutLim and MVP Mina’s win also marked the Generals’ first title in the beach volleyball tournament. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Pussycat Dolls set for reunion tour after 10-year hiatus Families in US enclave in north Mexico hold sad Thanksgiving Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Typhoon ‘Tisoy’ threatens Gameslast_img read more

PNP Convention Feb 19 Weekend South Caicos woman announces at large interest

first_img Coming budget proposes police recruitment and aerial surveillance, says Premier Premier renews promises, promotes peace in Christmas Message Related Items:progressive national party, rufus ewing, sheba wilson Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Feb 2016 – The Progressive National party headquarters is undergoing a rushed clean-up as the governing party prepares for a weekend of events in its first National Convention in years. During the announcement to inform the nation that the PNP had won the right to have its Progress House returned, Premier and Party Leader, Hon Rufus Ewing talked about the weekend which he said would be devoted also to a Community Clean up at the headquarters. Already, there are whispers of possible contenders for seats in the upcoming General Elections on the PNP ticket and one bold announcement already made by Leeward & Long Bay Hills District PNP Executive, Sheba Wilson. Wilson, who is Human Resources, Assistant Director at Grace Bay Club told radio listeners that she will offer as an at large candidate even though she has not yet formally, in writing expressed her interest to Party Leader Ewing. NEW CHAIRMAN, PNP keeps Ewing Recommended for you Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Sensitising people about the plight of orphans and spastic children

first_imgArambagh Puja is known for its uniqueness, creativity and social responsibility in celebration. This year Arambagh Puja will try to create awareness about the plight of orphans and spastic children India.Taking inspiration from the great painting of Rabanindranath Tagore’s ‘Bharat Mata’ from 1935 – Arambagh Puja samiti will make a replica of 40 ft tall Bharat Mata along with children both in her sides cohabiting with skyscrapers. Even after seventy years of independence of India, the plight of the orphans and spastic children has not changed. India is developing hi-rise buildings, and this has caught up everyone’s attention. But there is a section of orphan children, whom as a country we have failed miserably. According to statistics presented to the Supreme Court in a PIL filed in 2011 which estimates the figure to be closer to 11 million, 90% of the girls and three children out of 1000 in India suffer from this disorder. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfOrphans and the spastic children are the most neglected and probably abused children in our society as there is no proper mechanism to provide them security and a good life.Abhijit Bose, Executive Chairman, Arambagh Puja said, “Apart from a few NGOs, social organisations and government programs, there is little awareness about the orphans and spastic children in India. This is a section for which you would hardly find any voice. Through this year’s Durga Puja we would like to sensitise people, government and private bodies about the issue that this is a crucial issue which is a reality in India. We have to first admit it as a serious issue and then act accordingly to solve the problem.””At Arambagh Puja we get every year a great footfall and thought of using this as a platform to sensitise people about the plight of orphans. We have invited various NGOs who are working at the grassroots for these children without any govt aid and will try to help them as much as possible,” Bose added.last_img read more