Drew Remenda on the Sharks: “More from more” is needed

first_imgAfter a well-played but otherwise unremarkable Game 4, Sharks head coach Peter DeBoer was asked how he felt about the series.DeBoer chuckled, amused at the question.“Youʼre in the Western Conference final, you know 2-2, against a really good team.I feel pretty good. We have home-ice advantage. Yeah…, I feel good,” DeBoer said.Knowing his team would be disappointed after the Blues tied the series, the coach once again sent the right message. DeBoer essentially was telling his team: feel good, …last_img read more

SA gives to region’s hungry

first_img5 October 2005The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have praised South Africa for a R140-million (US$21.5-million) contribution to the agencies’ operations in southern Africa.The WFP will R35-million ($5.4-million) for food aid while the FAO will receive R98-million ($15-million) for agricultural and livestock inputs. An additional R7-million ($1.1-million) will be donated for the SADC Regional Early Warning System.“Yet again the government of South Africa is playing a leading role in trying to help its neighbours during their time of critical food need”, WFP regional director for southern Africa Mike Sackett said in a statement on Tuesday.According to the WFP, the donation comes at a critical time in the gearing up phase of programmes ahead of the region’s lean season, which starts as early as November in some countries.“Already many poor people have very little to eat and their needs are only going to escalate the closer we get to the lean season, but because it’s a cash donation, we’ll be able to buy food locally and quickly transport it to the people in need,” Sackett said.The donation is the third major contribution from South Africa to the UN agencies since 2003, when SA donated R170-million, followed by a R100-million donation in 2004.The situation in southern Africa is considered so serious that in early August, UN Secretary General Kofi Annan wrote to 27 heads of state, the European Commission and the African Development Bank to raise the alarm for urgent funding to “avert a catastrophe”.“Large numbers of people in the central-eastern part of southern Africa – including Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi and southern Mozambique – are at risk of food insecurity due to reduced harvests, lack of purchasing power and the devastating effects of HIV/Aids,” said Anne Bauer, director of the FAO’s emergency operations and rehabilitation division.The WFP launched a regional appeal in January this year for US$621-million to assist the region’s most vulnerable in Lesotho, Swaziland, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe over the next three years.The organisation says it faces an immediate funding shortfall of US$152-million to feed up to 9.2-million people through to the end of the next lean season in March/April 2006.The FAO, for its part, has asked for $16-million to finance its emergency activities in southern Africa. To date, the agency has only received $3-million.“Maize prices are already rising dramatically in most countries in the region, months ahead of the lean season, which means that many people we assumed would be able to fend for themselves will need food aid earlier,” Sackett said.“The South African donation comes at the right time to help many people who would otherwise face an extremely difficult and long period without enough food to eat.”SouthAfrica.info reporterlast_img read more

Repurposed Mandela Centre to inspire

first_img28 May 2013 The newly refurbished Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory will soon be officially opened for South Africans and visitors to the country to explore and enjoy the legacy of the life and times of Nelson Mandela. Speaking to SAnews during an event to showcase the refurbished centre in Johannesburg on Monday, Sello Hatang, who will take over the reins as the centre’s CEO on June 1, said: “We’ve got a centre that is beginning to re-imagine itself as a public resource. “We hope that in August or September when we [officially] open, a lot of south Africans, people from other countries in Africa, including the global community, will be able to come and enjoy what we have here. “We want to serve as a centre that will galvanise people to do Mandela Day activities daily, organise people around dialogue, and share Madiba’s legacy.” Hatang said the facility represented the final transition of Mandela’s post-presidential office into a public and dialogue facility, as well as a physical home for Madiba’s legacy, adding that Mandela did not belong to any one institution, but was a global resource to be shared. Hatang noted that entry to the refurbished centre would be free but by appointment only, as the facility would not be able to cater to large numbers of visitors at the same time.50 years since arrival on Robben Island Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who attended Monday’s event, said the refurbishing of the centre also coincided with the 50th anniversary of Mandela’s arrival on Robben Island. It was on 27 May 1963 when Mandela arrived on Robben Island as a prisoner for the first time, just over six months after he was sentenced to five years in prison for leaving the country without a passport and inciting workers to strike. Motlanthe said Madiba was an iconic figure not only for the country, but for the international community as well. The Deputy President also emphasised the importance of archives in measuring progress towards goals. “Distance in a temporal sense is managed by the future as projected by those who came before us. We need to go back in time and mine the important resolutions and dreams from the archives to measure how far we’ve come,” he said. The acting chairperson of the Mandela Centre of Memory and chairperson of the Mandela Rhodes Foundation, Professor Njabulo Ndebele, said the three key objectives of the centre were to deliver to the world an integrated information resource on the life and times of Nelson Mandela; to convene dialogues on critical social issues of the day; and to share Madiba’s legacy through campaigns such as Mandela Day. The centre’s outgoing CEO, Achmat Dangor, said he had learned two important lessons from Mandela: firstly, that when you are fundraising, “don’t leave without the cheque”. And secondly, “when you bring people together who agree with one another, that’s a chat; but when they disagree and want to talk about it, that’s dialogue.”Exploring the centre Guests at Monday’s event were invited to browse the centre’s reading room and spend a moment in Madiba’s post-presidential office, which has been transformed into a public dialogue facility. The office has been preserved exactly as he left it in 2010. The upper level of the centre has been transformed into an interactive space for visitors, with a permanent exhibition called The Life & Times of Nelson Mandela. It will also feature a reading room for research and reference work, as well as facilities to host discussions. On the lower level, a high-tech archival storage facility has been created for the centre’s archival collections, including Madiba’s personal papers. Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

Forever Young 6 Piece 18″ Clip in Human Hair Extension Highlight Set Plum 99J#, all round great,

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Cloud Computing Brings New Dimensions To Geospatial Business Intelligence

first_imgCognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of… IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Tags:#enterprise#news Related Posts The advent of geodata and its use in the enterprise is evident in the advancements we’re seeing in the cloud computing space.This past week ArcGIS Beta launched. It’s an online mapping service that provides tools for making maps. You can share maps or build maps with other community members. It’s an example of how geodata is being used to create a new generation of data services that have multiple uses in the enterprise.Today Alteryx launched a new platform-as-a-service, or PaaS, that uses geospatial data for business intelligence.Alteryx mashes up data from transactional databases, spatial data formats, data warehouses and other formats to provide business intelligence. For instance, in the retail world, it uses geographic data to determine if a location fits into a retail franchise’s criteria for expansion.The geospatial business intelligence market includes a number of companies, including VisTracks , which is a PaaS, and Microsoft, which is not. Integeo applies its map intelligence to spatial platforms, like Google Earth, Google Maps, ESRI and MapInfo, and business intelligence platforms, like SAP, IBM/Cognos and Microsoft Excel. Spatialytics.com is also an open-source geospatial business intelligence application.Open Source Geospatial Business Intelligence (Geo-BI)We expect more services to evolve as business intelligence platforms become more Web oriented, and the use of collaborative tools become easier for the non-technical person to use.center_img Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now alex williamslast_img read more