Warriors-Jazz cheatsheet: Utah looking to take season series over the champs

first_imgOAKLAND – With the All-Star break on the horizon, the Warriors will try win to win their fifth straight game, while the Jazz, who are in the midst of their own mid-season run, will try to ruin the champs’ good vibes Tuesday night.Here’s everything you need to know about the matchup.When/Where: Oracle Arena, 7:30 p.m (NBCSBA)Jazz projected starting lineup: Derrick Favors, Joe Ingles, Rudy Gobert, Ricky Rubio, Donovan Mitchell Jazz Stock Report: Since the last matchup between these …last_img read more

Border Cave opens for visitors

first_img15 January 2004An overnight camp for hikers and archaeology enthusiasts is being built at Border Cave, a Middle Stone Age site in the Lebombo Mountains in northern KwaZulu-Natal with spectacular views over Swaziland.Already in place is an interpretive centre featuring dioramas and models that tell the story of pre-historic human existence at the cave, as well as of archaeological excavations since the 1930s.A self-catering camp consisting of two thatched rondavels (huts), built from locally quarried stone, is due to open in March. One- and two-day hiking routes in the rugged mountain landscape have been mapped out for visitors.The camp will be operated by the local Mngomezulu community, who will also guide visitors to the cave – which overlooks a 500-metre sheer drop into Swaziland – for a modest fee.The first known inhabitants of the “Elephant Coast” took residence in the Border Cave, a large overhang in the remote Ingwavuma district, some 200 000 years ago.Some of the oldest evidence setting human evolution in Africa apart from that of Europe has been found at the Cave, where anatomically modern Homo sapiens remains have been discovered and over a million stone artefacts excavated.Analysis of some of the stone tools has helped scientists to date the introduction of tools crafted into blades and points.In 1942 the Cave yielded the remains of infant, dating back about 100 000 years, buried in a grave with a shell ornament and red stain suggesting that the body had been painted – pointing to a people capable of abstract and symbolic thought who probably communicated in a fairly complex language.If concern with life after death is taken as a sign of religion, then this is also the oldest record of religion on earth.Also discovered in the cave was the Lebombo Bone, the oldest known artefact linked to the basic mathematical activity of counting. Dated to 35 000 BC, the Lebombo Bone is a small piece of baboon fibula which has been carved with 29 notches, resembling the calendar sticks still used by San people in Namibia.Animal bones found at the cave indicate that these prehistoric inhabitants lived on bushpig, warthog, zebra and buffalo.The camp and centre are a project of Amafa/Heritage KwaZulu-Natal, with financial assistance from Tourism KZN.Source: Tourism KZNlast_img read more

Top award for South African TV drama

first_img5 October 2010South African television drama Hopeville scooped a Rose d’Or award for best drama and miniseries in Lucerne, Switzerland last week, beating 10 shortlisted programmes from a total of 85 international entries in the process.The awards, celebrating their 50th anniversary this year, are among the most prestigious in the international television industry, celebrating the highest standards in TV productions from around the world.First broadcast on SABC2 in 2009, and since made into a full-length feature film, Hopeville tells the story of Amos, a reformed alcoholic on a mission to forge a relationship with his estranged son Themba.When father and son arrive in the dusty town of Hopeville, they discover a community where apathy, fear and suspicion are the order of the day. When Amos decides to restore the public swimming pool – both for the local kids and for his son’s swimming career – he is met with scepticism and resistance.Through patience, determination and courage, Amos’ act ripples through Hopeville, inspiring others to take action and to do what they know is right.A co-production between Heartlines and SABC Education, Hopeville was produced by Curious Pictures and filmed in the picturesque town of Waterval Boven in Mpumalanga province.The six-episode series was directed by John Trengove, with Harriet Gavshon and Mariki van der Walt as executive producers, and features some of South Africa’s top actors, including Jody Abrahams, Desmond Dube, Leleti Khumalo, Fana Mokoena, Themba Ndaba and Terry Pheto.NGO Heartlines, in partnership with SABC Education, commissioned the series as part of its work of using television and film to help South Africans strive towards the values of humility, compassion, responsibility, perseverance, and other positive goals, in their lives.SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Upstage: A New App for Sharing iOS Mockups

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … At Boxcar, the company believes in the “design before development” philosophy, so Upstage fits right in. The app makes it easy to communicate between teams, as the designers will sign-off on screens before the developers begin to implement the changes.It has also been used to present designs to its board for major upcoming product changes, says George.How to Use UpstageUsing the app is simple, too. To begin, you just create a project, name it, upload an image (like the logo) and select the project type (iPhone or iPad). After the project is set up, you can use the included file uploader to select an image from your computer and upload it as your first screen. The company has even gone so far as to provide a helpful list of design and development resources on its website, including an online cheat sheet of Apple interface sizes.For now, there is no charge for developers and designers interested in using this product, although the company may choose to charge for it in the future. In the meantime, says Scott Taylor, who created the app along with Jeff Boulet, they’re already working on several new, and much larger, features planned for a future release. No word on what those may be just yet.If you’re interested in trying Upstage yourself, just head over to the website and sign up for an account here. Upstage is a new mobile application for developers and designers which allows you to easily share iOS app mockups with other team members and external clients. The app has was originally developed as an internal collaboration tool by the folks over at Boxcar, the push notification provider for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch whose own mobile app is a perennial favorite here at ReadWriteWeb.With Upstage, now in public beta, any mobile developer or designer working on iOS applications has access to this tool for free.Why Upstage?According to Boxcar’s CEO Jonathan George, Upstage was built out of a real need iOS designers and developers have today. These team members are continually trying to keep track of ideas, screens and approved designs all in one place, and they need to make those easy to access from wherever they are. They also need to clearly and quickly communicate which designs have been approved for development and which are still in progress. Upstage makes all this possible.Previously, the team at Boxcar was using general purpose tools like Google Apps and 37Signals’ Basecamp product to communicate with each other. While both of those can be used as project management tools, it’s easy to lose important messages about design approvals in various message threads, said George. Something simpler was needed – a single-purpose app designed to address just this specific need. Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Related Posts sarah perez Tags:#apps#How To#mobile The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more

Top 10 Movie Editing Moments of All Time

first_imgThese 10 editing moments represent some of the finest in the history of cinema.Editing is one of the most under-appreciated roles in the filmmaking process. Maybe it’s the fact that it happens in a dark room instead of a huge sound stage, or maybe it’s because it goes almost entirely unnoticed to the audience. One thing is for sure, good editing is vitally important for a film’s success. Every movie is assembled through editing, but great movies use editing to enhance the storytelling process.The essence of cinema is editing. It’s the combination of what can be extraordinary images of people during emotional moments, or images in a general sense, put together in a kind of alchemy. -Francis Ford CoppolaThere is an endless list of impressive film editing examples, but the following video created by Cinefix shows us their top 10 of all time. This list is opinion, so if you have any editing moments that you think should have made the cut (pardon the pun), share in the comments below.10. Opening Sequence – City of God9. Execution Scene – Bonnie & Clyde8. Phallic Metaphor – North By Northwest7. Baptism Scene – The Godfather6. The Odessa Steps – Battleship Potemkin5. Shower Scene – Psycho4. Eye Splitting – Un Chien Andalou3. Opening Sequence – Apocalypse Now2. Bone Match Action – 2001: A Space Odessey1. “Match” Action – Lawrence of ArabiaFor more detailed information about each editing moments check out the following video created by Cinefix.This video was first shared on the Cinefix YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing!Are there any editing moments that should have made the cut? Disagree with any of the films in the top 10? Share in the comments below.last_img read more

The Business Acumen Gap

first_imgHow do we cross the chasm of knowledge, the enormous knowledge gap that exists in the sales arena? How do we help our sales people gain the knowledge necessary to have the business acumen their customers need them to have?If you’re in a leadership role or a management role, you need to understand the real disadvantage many companies face. Most sales organizations have the majority of their people working from home, meaning that they’re not rubbing up against each other, and they miss the day to day conversations that help the inexperienced learn from the experienced within your business.If that describes your company, you need to create the scenarios that will provide the opportunity for your people to gain business acumen. You need to let people without experience spend time with people who have the experience. They have to go out on calls, and, in the beginning, become mimics of the experienced people. Most good sales people start out mimicking what experienced sales people say.If you’re a new rep in a new industry, it is your responsibility to go on calls with more experienced people. Spend time with people who have experience you lack. Make a list of the questions they ask in their calls, and find out why they ask them. Write it down.When the customer says something, write that down. Then, when you leave the call, you need to interrogate the experienced rep. Ask them why they asked what they asked. Ask them what the client was trying to get at, what they were trying to get you to talk about. You need to enter every call with the mindset of “I’m here to be educated.” You will learn really fast if that is the approach you take.You also need to ask questions of your clients. Say to them “Help me understand your business.” People who care deeply about their business and what they’re doing love that question. They’re happy to teach you. They will explain everything to you because they want a partner who cares enough to learn their business. You can get smart much faster. You can bend the learning curve much more steeply in your direction and make it super fast if you go into it with that intention.Photo credit: Kathrin & Stefan Solitude via photopin (license)last_img read more

Raj Bhavan staff rapes 8 year old girl, arrested

first_imgThe police have arrested a Group D staffer of the Tripura Raj Bhavan on the charge of raping a minor girl. An officer of the West Agartala women police station said they had arrested Dilip Kumar Das, 50, on the basis of a complaint lodged by a woman, who alleged that Das had raped her 8-year-old daughter.last_img

Jamaicans Urged to Plan for Hurricane Season

first_imgJamaicans are being urged to plan ahead for the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season, which is expected to see the Caribbean facing at least one major hurricane.Acting Director of the National Meteorological Service, Jeffrey Spooner, said this is based on projections of Colorado State University, which has, for the first time over a long period, indicated that the Caribbean is “in line” for a hit from a major hurricane.Mr. Spooner was speaking on Wednesday, May 1, at the launch of Hurricane and Disaster Preparedness Month, at the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM) in New Kingston.The month is being observed under the theme: ‘Plan for Disaster in Advance, Give Yourself a Fighting Chance’. The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins on June 1, and ends on November 30.[RELATED: ODPEM Gearing Up for Active Hurricane Season]Mr. Spooner pointed out that the university is the only institution that has so far released forecast for this season.The overall prediction is for an above average hurricane season with 18 named storms (one less than in 2012). This is against a 30 year average of 12, indicating a 50 per cent increase in the projection for this year.Nine hurricanes are projected, which is one less than 2012. With an average of six using the 30 year mean, this equates to a 50 per cent increase. The projection for major hurricanes (category three and higher) is up by 100 per cent, with four being projected.“The forecast for this year is for 95 activities with respect to tropical storms…up from 60, which is the average…the number of hurricane days (is) up from 21 average to a projected 40, and nine major hurricane days are projected for this year – up by 57 per cent. So, the projection for this year’s activity is (looking) much more active than normal, and about as active as it was last year,” Mr. Spooner said.He said the projections “may well be on track,” and that while it is not certain how many of these systems could affect Jamaica, “if we have one, that’s one too many, and therefore we need to be prepared.”The ODPEM also launched its Twitter “hashtag”, #AskODPEM, as a primary communication tool with social media fan base. This is to facilitate direct responses to concerns and queries during the hurricane season.By Alphea Saunders, JIS Reporterlast_img read more

Gasums Coralius Marks Bunkering Milestone in Rotterdam

first_imgzoomImage Courtesy: Gasum Gasum’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunker vessel, Coralius, conducted its first bunkering in the port of Rotterdam.During the ship-to-ship operation LNG was supplied to the chemical tanker Bit Viking. The event represented a milestone for Coralius when proving its availability in the ARA (Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Antwerp area).“Finally, being able to bunker our clients in the ARA area increases LNG availability and security for the LNG fueled fleet. The amount of LNG driven vessels is growing rapidly globally, and we will definitely be part of the growth in being present where LNG is needed,” Kimmo Rahkamo, Vice President, natural gas and LNG, Gasum, said.Coralius mainly operates in the North Sea and the Skagerrak area, where it celebrated its 100th bunkering operation in late Fabruary.Gasum said it expects an increase in the average amount of delivered stem, as it will perform bunkerings on shuttle tankers and other bigger vessels.last_img read more