On Sunday, November 12th, and Tuesday, November 14th, Dead & Company begin their 2017 Fall Tour with a pair of shows at New York City’s Madison Square Garden, the band’s first shows at The World’s Most Famous Arena since their debut run as a group back in 2015. As the band gets their latest run of shows on the rolling, they’ll also be stopping by the historic Ed Sullivan Theater to perform as musical guests on CBS‘s The Late Show With Stephen Colbert.Two Years After Their First Shows, Dead & Co Will Return To The Garden A Band Evolved [Videos]According to a weekly schedule press release circulated today via CBS, Dead & Company–comprised of original Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Bill Kreutzmann, and Mickey Hart as well as John Mayer, Oteil Burbridge, and Jeff Chimenti–will be The Late Show‘s musical guests for their Thursday, 11/16 and Friday, 11/17 broadcasts. Both the Thursday and Friday performances will be pre-taped in a session earlier in the week.Dead & Company Kicks Off Final Run Of Summer Tour At Wrigley Field [Photos/Videos]For a full list of upcoming tour dates, head to the band’s website. [UPDATE – 11/16/17: Tune in to The Late Show with Stephen Colbert tonight to catch Dead & Company! 11:35 pm ET/10:35 pm CT on CBS; new cover photo via Oteil Burbridge on Facebook]
“Two years is the way the IFA like it, but it’s a rebuilding job when the Euros are over,” said the 51-times capped Taggart, who was speaking at the filming of the Vauxhall Home Nations Football Show. “Players like Aaron Hughes and Gareth McAuley are going to retire and Michael will need four years to rebuild the team. “And what he’s done in getting Northern Ireland to France is worth another two years in itself. “I don’t see how the IFA can not give it to him after the job he has done because he’s achieved the ultimate in qualifying for a major tournament. “If they do not give him what he wants he can walk away and I don’t think he would find it too hard finding another job. “It’s something the IFA need to do as quickly as possible, so it’s not part of the conversation moving forward and you can focus on the Euros and trying to qualify for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.” Northern Ireland return to action in a home friendly against Latvia on Friday, with a Belfast party planned to mark Euro 2016 qualification. Kyle Lafferty, scorer of seven goals in Euro 2016 qualifying, will lead the attack despite having failed to start a single game for Norwich this season. “I’m not sure if Kyle fits into the style of Norwich’s high-tempo game,” Taggart said. “But the main thing is that he stays fit and stays hungry for Northern Ireland because if he does, he will cause problems in France. “I’m sure keeping Kyle fit and hungry will be one of Michael’s main aims ahead of the Euros.” Northern Ireland have yet to win a friendly under O’Neill’s stewardship, with four draws and six defeats in 10 games since his appointment in December 2011. So welcoming opponents ranked 99th in the world, 70 places below Northern Ireland, and who finished bottom of their Euro 2016 qualifying group after failing to win a game represents a great opportunity to finally end that unwanted record. “Our aim against Latvia is to keep the momentum going,” said Leeds winger Stuart Dallas. “We qualified top of the group and anyone who thinks we are just going to the finals to make up the numbers would be silly. “We believe we can perform well and we will be going to France to make an impact. “Firstly, though, we will concentrate on getting a good result and performance against Latvia.” :: Watch the Vauxhall Home Nations Football Show with Ian Wright, Gerry Taggart, Kevin Gallacher and Iwan Roberts by subscribing to Vauxhall Football on YouTube here – http://bit.ly/1nau60v Press Association Gerry Taggart has urged the Irish Football Association to hand manager Michael O’Neill the four-year contract he wants. Northern Ireland qualified for their first major tournament in 30 years last month by reaching the 2016 European Championship, but O’Neill’s long-term future remains unresolved with talks over a new deal still ongoing. The IFA traditionally hand out two-year deals but O’Neill wants an extra two years to take in the 2018 World Cup and Euro 2020 campaigns – and former Northern Ireland defender Taggart believes the manager’s wishes should be granted.
… Team Guyana seek to regain Short Range honoursTHE 2019 edition of the West Indies Full-bore Shooting Council (WIFBSC)/West Indies Full Bore Championships fired off Monday with the Individual competition at the Tucker Valley Rifle Range, Chaguaramas.Defending champion, Guyanese Ransford Goodluck, is one of 75 shooters who will be competing from Guyana, Canada, England, Bermuda, Antigua, Barbados, and host nation, Trinidad and Tobago.Hosting the competition after many years is the Northern Rifle Association of Trinidad and Tobago (NRATT) and it will conclude on Saturday, following the second Team Short Range Match and the Guyanese will be aiming to regain this trophy.Since there is no Long Range in T&T, the Guyanese will retain the championship trophy for another year. Firing off the first shot yesterday to officially commence this year’s competition was the Acting Chief of Defence, Staff Colonel Darnley Wyke after addressing the competitors.According to the host, history has been created in T&T since it’s the first time that members of the TTDF, TTPS and Cadets will be competing. Also, this will be the first time, there will be the introduction of innovative technology through the use of electronic targets which will be used to collate and tally points for the tournament.Guyana’s captain, Mahendra Persaud, has expressed confidence that his charges will be tough to beat in the individual competition and they will be knocking heads and pulling triggers in unison to regain the Short Range Championship.The Adjutant for the Guyanese team who arrived in the Twin Island Republic last Sunday is Dane Blair while the team coaches are Mahendra Persaud, Lennox Braithwaite, Dylan Fields (vice-captain) and Ransford Goodluck.The full Guyanese team: Mahendra Persaud (captain), Dylan Fields (vice-captain), Ransford Goodluck (reigning WI Individual Champion), Lennox Braithwaite, John Fraser (USA-based), Roberto Tewari, Ryan Sampson, Peter Persaud, Leo Ramalho and Sherwin Felicien. Fields and Felicien will be joining the team tomorrow.The Individual championships will continue today and end tomorrow when the winner will be decided. Tomorrow will be a rest day when the Annual General Meeting of the WIFBSC takes place. Guyanese Ryan Sampson is the Secretary while Jamaican Major John Nelson is the president and they are expected to retain their positions.Friday will be a Team Match with the West Indies Team Match, both being shot at the Short Range (300, 500 and 600 yards) set for Saturday.The presentation dinner will be on Saturday evening.
Amid claims Sarri has lost the support of his players, the former Napoli boss held clear-the-air talks this week in a bid to convince the squad to stick with him.It is not the first time he has challenged Chelsea’s stars after accusing them of being hard to motivate, questioning their mental strength and claiming they don’t understand even the basics of his game plan.Sarri’s players are said to be unhappy with the Italian’s uninspiring training methods and refusal to adapt his tactics to the players he has at his disposal.Cesar Azpilicueta, Marcos Alonso and N’Golo Kante are all being asked to perform roles that are ill-suited to their strengths and so far Sarri’s lengthy debriefs have made little difference.While ‘Sarri-ball’ was a big hit with Napoli, Chelsea have looked laboured for much of this season, struggling for cohesion in midfield and lacking cutting edge up front.Demanding Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich and influential director Marina Granovskaia are unlikely to spare Sarri unless results and performances improve soon.That means Sarri must lift Chelsea – beaten in seven of their last 22 games – back into the Premier League’s top four and keep them on course for silverware.They are still in the Europa League, having beaten Malmo in the last 32 first leg on Thursday, and face Manchester City in the League Cup final next Sunday.But first Sarri must focus on United’s visit to the Bridge as holders Chelsea look to move closer to a third successive FA Cup final appearance.“We know it’s a crucial moment. We have some very important matches. The first will be United. It’s very challenging,” Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola said.Responding to the mounting sense of gloom around Chelsea, Zola called on his squad to pull together.“Nobody is pleased when you lose games the way we did recently. Not only the players, but the coaches and everyone,” he said.“It’s a moment when we’ve been alternating the results, going from one good performance to a bad one.“We have to be consistent. We all know this, and it’s important everyone understands the situation and is working on it.“This is important. The unity facing the challenge will make the difference.”United were beaten by Chelsea in last season’s final, but much has changed at Old Trafford since May.Jose Mourinho was sacked in December and his replacement Ole Gunnar Solskjaer had overseen a remarkable turnaround as interim boss.Solskjaer went unbeaten in his first 11 games in all competitions, lifting United above Chelsea into the top four.But their momentum stalled in a big way on Tuesday when Paris Saint Germain won 2-0 in the Champions League last 16, first leg in Manchester.United’s attempt to get back on track has been hit by injuries to Anthony Martial and Jesse Lingard, who are both out for up to three weeks.Solskjaer expects a strong response despite those key absences, saying: “I hate losing games and it seems like the boys hate losing games.“There’s no point dwelling on it because there are big games against good teams coming up. We need to dust ourselves down and get going again on Monday.“You’ve got to bounce back at this club. You don’t panic because you’ve lost a game, you don’t change everything. It doesn’t change the mindset at all.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Maurizio Sarri Maurizio Sarri will be fighting to save his job when crisis club Chelsea face Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round this evening.Sarri is in danger of being sacked after a dismal first season at Stamford Bridge and crashing out of the FA Cup would push the Italian closer to the axe.Chelsea suffered their heaviest defeat for 28 years when they were thrashed 6-0 at Manchester City last weekend, an indignity that came just weeks after a humiliating 4-0 loss at Bournemouth.
Zach Reed had 21 points and the Eureka Loggers boys’ basketball team shocked the crowd and the Big 5 Conference with a 54-42 overtime win against the Arcata Tigers, Wednesday night, at Arcata High.Eureka started strong, building a seven-point lead early in the first quarter. Towards the end of the first quarter the Tigers woke up as Arcata bounced back to take a 19-12 lead at the end of the first.“We’ve stuck together through adversity,” Eureka head coach Robbie Thompson said. “Tonight was a …
Social media was buzzing this week with well wishes pouring in for the 2016 South African Cricketer of the Year, Kagiso Rabada. The 21-year-old fast bowler is the first player to win six individual trophies at the annual Cricket South Africa (CSA) awards.Proteas captain AB de Villiers and batsman Hashim Amla had previously won five awards each, the CSA said. Rabada is also the youngest to have won the premier award.Some of the high fives given to Rabada on Twitter:Congratulations to SA Cricketer Of The Year @KagisoRabada25. #CSAawards16 https://t.co/hPAclxtnE9— Cricket South Africa (@OfficialCSA) July 26, 2016#KagisoRabada ke bosso! @KagisoRabada25. Congratulations on the big win. https://t.co/XCiTcBNvth— Themba Mathebula (@Ithembalami) July 27, 2016Hey @KagisoRabada25 i build trophy display cabinets.. Let me know lol. Congratulations sir… #kagisorabada @OfficialCSA @adidasZA— Craignificent (@Craig_05) July 26, 2016What a Star! Best is still to come. Can’t wait too see him in the future #KagisoRabada https://t.co/gzDi6fak4O— Media Link (@veralink) July 26, 2016Watch some of Rabada’s career highlights:The other trophiesRabada also landed Castle Lager Test Cricketer of the Year, Castle Lager ODI Cricketer of the Year, the peer voted SA Players’ Player of the Year and the SA Fans Player of the Year. His sixth award was for bowling the RAM Delivery of the Year to England’s Jason Roy in the KFC T20 International at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium in Johannesburg.“I’m excited to see what challenges lie ahead. I can’t wait to play again,” Rabada told Jacaranda FM on Tuesday, admitting it felt surreal to win so many awards.Watch Rabada talk about his amazing night. He also pays tribute to his family:Previous winnersCSA is celebrating its 25th birthday this year. Other cricketers who have won the prestigious Cricketer of the Year award include:Jacques Kallis (2004 and 2011)Makhaya Ntini (2005 and 2006)Hashim Amla (2010 and 2013)AB de Villiers (2014 and 2015)Shaun Pollock (2007)Dale Steyn (2008)Graeme Smith (2009)Vernon Philander (2012)Watch Rabada talk about his dreams:Other achieversOther winners on the night this year were:Imran Tahir – Oxigen T20 International Player of the YearTemba Bavuma – KFC So GoodStephen Cook – International Newcomer of the YearDané van Niekerk – Momentum Women’s Cricketer of the YearLungi Ngidi – Africa T20 Cup Player of the TournamentAlviro Petersen – Momentum One-Day Cup Player of the YearNicky van den Bergh – Domestic Newcomer of the YearDwaine Pretorius – SACA Most Valuable PlayerHeino Kuhn – Sunfoil Series Cricketer of the Year and Domestic Players’ Player of the YearRob Walter – Pitchvision Coach of the YearAlbie Morkel – RAM Slammer of the YearSource: Cricket South Africa, FacebookWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info material
After more than two decades of work, Mozambique is now clear of landmines – freeing up valuable agricultural land, opening up tourism and infrastructure development, and ensuring the safety of rural communities. The two decade long struggle to rid Mozambique of anti-personnel mines ended with a loud bang of the final known mine in the country. (Image: Halo Trust) • Spotlight shines on African cuisine • Telling our African stories • Kenyan filmmaker takes on race and women • Powerful women shape Africa • For women, by women – Pink Taxi Egypt Ray MaotaAfter more than two decades of work, Mozambique is now clear of landmines – freeing up valuable agricultural land, opening up tourism and infrastructure development, and ensuring the safety of rural communities.The antipersonnel mines were first planted in the 1960s during Mozambique’s war for independence from Portugal, then in the civil war that followed. Mines continued to kill and maim thousands of people long after peace was declared in 1992, and made large tracts of the country impassable.The destruction of the country’s last known landmine is the conclusion of 22 years of work by the Halo Trust, a mine clearance charity.A boon for economic developmentWith Mozambique now mine-free, its 26-million citizens can now cultivate crops and graze livestock safely.Since Halo began work in 1993, mine clearance has helped the country develop its infrastructure, exploit valuable commodities such as gas and coal, increase tourism and attract international investment. Mozambique’s GDP has grown 7% a year since Halo began demining, and the country now has one of the world’s fastest growing economies.“Mozambique is a compelling example of how dealing with the deadly debris of war systematically and in partnership with government, local people and donors can bring stability, recovery and growth to countries ravaged by war,” James Cowan, CEO of the Halo Trust, said in a statement.“Halo is proud to have been part of such a powerful legacy and hopes today’s news provides the momentum to strive for a mine-free world by 2025.” A timeline of how Mozambique became mine-free. (Image: Halo Trust)More than 1 600 Mozambican men and women have been employed by Halo over the past two decades.Using both manual and mechanical demining tools, they have made over 17-million square metres of land safe. Overall, Halo staff have cleared more than 171 000 landmines – about 80% of all the mines destroyed.“This is a proud day for Mozambique,” said Alberto Augusto, director of the Mozambique Institute for Demining. “Ridding our country of landmines was tremendously difficult, but the bravery and determination of our demining teams proves to the world that it is possible for countries to become mine-free.“We are truly grateful to those who risked their lives in order to protect those of our children and future Mozambicans.”
Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement Tags:#Android#Augmented Reality#Future Tech#Google#Google Glass taylor hatmaker Related Posts SXSW And Google Glass As Google Glass Explorer #961, I can hardly wait to get my hands (ears?) on the things. While no release date is set yet for those of us who pre-ordered at I/O, Google will apparently be holding a SXSW Interactive session for developing for its newest, coolest platform. Here’s the description for the SXSW Google Glass event, hosted by Google Senior Developer Advocate Timothy Jordan:“By bringing technology closer, we can get it out of the way. This is what Glass does. It provides an experience to the user that’s there when they want it, and unobtrusive when they don’t. In doing so, Glass creates a new kind of computing that’s more about people than it is about computers. In this session, we’ll look at Glass in people’s lives with emphasis on how to use the cloud API to build new experiences and bring people closer together.”Below are more new photos from the Google Glass foundry events. Now that we’ve got Google Glass “pioneers” my status as a Google Glass “Explorer” suddenly feels a little inadequate. You can view the full album on Google+. Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Photos by Daniel Gaines Photography and Philip Montgomery. Remember that top secret Google Glass Foundry event?You know, the one for developers for Google’s cool new augmented reality (AR) glasses? The one with the ultra-strict non-disclosure agreement (NDA) that we’d heard nary a peep out of since the second half of the event wrapped up at the beginning of this month? On its Google+ Developers account, the company that fully intends to whisk us all into a wearable future of computing just gave us a little peek at what went down at the San Francisco and New York Google Glass hackathons. Meet The Google Glass Pioneers The pair of two-day events invited about 40 developers to set up camp at Google’s respective bicoastal offices, handed them each a set of Google’s AR visors and… well, we’re still not exactly sure what took place. But we’re betting that the hackathons yielded Google Glass applications far more compelling than Sergey Brin’s obsession with live-streamed video stunts from Google I/O last year. According to the brief official Google+ recap, Foundry attendees broke into teams and dreamt up more than 80 new tricks for Google Glass. Participants in the hackathons scored special “Pioneer” edition glass bars, like the placeholders handed out at Google’s I/O conference.The eight teams that came out on top won the grand prize of a free pair of the futuristic AR devices, which went on pre-order at Google I/O for $1,500 (though we’ve yet to pay a dime of that). The Glass API is still on lockdown for the time being, so don’t expect to hear too much unless you can get your hands on a Medieval torture device and a Pioneer or two. What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology
Bring light to dark areas with this helpful photo/video lighting technique.If you can’t afford high-powered production lights or (if powered lighting simply isn’t an option on your shoot) than we might have found a technique for you. It’s called double bouncing, and as the name implies, it works by bouncing sunlight off of two reflectors then onto your subject.This is a great fix to an all-to-common problem associated with using reflectors, angle. Normally when you use just one reflector your angle is 100% contingent on where your light source is located. However, when you double bounce you can have much more control over where the light can be directed.To create this effect you will need to purchase a couple reflectors, light stands, and clamps, all of which can be picked up for less than $50 online.The following video shows us how to use the double bouncing technique. The video covers:Bouncing LightWorking with AnglesProblems and TroubleshootingThis double bouncing light technique closely resembles book lighting. If you enjoy the following tutorial and want to learn a similar technique check out our post on the ultra-soft book lighting.This video tutorial was first shared by The Slanted Lens on their YouTube channel. Thanks for sharing guys!Want to learn more about lighting and film production? Check out the production section of the PremiumBeat blog.Have any tips for double bouncing light? Share in the comments below.