Charles Barkley: Here’s how Warriors can be dethroned

first_imgCharles Barkley has a warning for those assuming the Warriors will win their third consecutive NBA title. He sees more than a few things that could prevent a Golden State three-peat.“Hurricanes, tornadoes, snowstorms, man-made stuff. Something man-made. Chernobyl,” Barkley said on TNT Tuesday night. “Typhoons.”Charles Barkley with the only correct answer to that question #Warriors pic.twitter.com/eyumc36hF7— Will Applebee (@NOTSCWill) October 17, 2018 In other words, even one of …last_img

Plans to tap into South Africa’s oceans on track

first_img20 FebruaryPlans for the first phase of Operation Phakisa, which promotes economic growth and job creation in line with the goals outlined in the National Development Plan, are on track, the Cabinet has heard.It was briefed on the progress made in Operation Phakisa’s oceans economy laboratory at its ordinary meeting in Cape Town this week.“The operation has now entered an implementation phase, which involves monitoring and project managing the implementation,” Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe, said during the post-Cabinet briefing on 19 February.The oceans economy lab is estimated to have the potential to contribute up to R177-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product and create just over one million jobs by 2033.It has four priority areas: marine transport and manufacturing, offshore oil and gas exploration, aquaculture, as well as marine protection services and ocean governance.“Delivery units have been established and monitoring and escalation mechanisms and processes are in place,” Radebe said.He added that the planning phase of the oceans economy lab took place in Durban during July and August 2014, and resulted in the production of detailed plans to grow the ocean economy.Operation Phakisa (“phakisa” means “hurry up” in Sesotho) was launched by President Jacob Zuma in July last year and is an adaptation of the Big Fast Results methodology that was successfully applied by the Malaysian government in the delivery of its economic and government transformation programmes.Operation Phakisa consists of two projects aimed at growing the economy: taking advantage of the ocean’s untapped resources, and transforming all public sector clinics into ideal clinics that provide good quality care to all communities.The second phase of Operation Phakisa, which is led by the Department of Health, was launched by Zuma in November 2014.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

Rural Ohio students awarded Grow Ag Leaders scholarships

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Twenty-two Ohio students have been awarded a total of $33,000 in college scholarships from America’s Farmers Grow Ag Leaders, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund. The program raises awareness of the diverse career opportunities in the agriculture industry and provides scholarships to support students’ education in ag-related fields. Farmers play a vital role by promoting the opportunity to local students and endorsing their applications.Garrett Stanfield, a 2016 Grow Ag Leaders scholarship recipient, exemplifies the quality of students who are a selected for Grow Ag Leaders scholarships because of his dedication to agriculture and leadership. He is from a third-generation Simmental farm in Manchester, Ohio and has served on National Simmental Board.“Garrett is a true asset to the Agriculture Community and Industry. It is students like him that we need representing our industry and leading the next generation of agriculture,” said Andrew Sorrell, FFA advisor at Mason County High School. “His abilities and dedication to agriculture make him more than deserving of any agriculture award. I truly expect and know that he will do great things for our industry. It has been an honor and privilege to have Garrett in class and leading the Mason County FFA Chapter.”Stanfield has served as the Secretary and, most recently, President of his Chapter. Even though he graduated last month his FFA era is not quite over, as the 2016 graduate is headed to the National FFA Convention later this year to participate in the Job Interview CDE. After that, he moves from his FFA Chapter to a new life chapter as he heads to college.“I will be attending Redlands Community College in El Reno, Oklahoma this fall where I plan to major in Animal Science,” Stanfield said. “I also plan on taking part in their livestock judging team, which has become renowned across the country for their performance in contests.”After his time at Redlands Community College, Stanfield’s goal is to finish his college career Oklahoma State University in Stillwater and he says recognition like the Grow Ag Leaders scholarships is a nice boost to help him get started.“I really didn’t understand the cost involve with going to college until I really sat down to take a look at it,” Stanfield said. “This scholarship from Monsanto will be instrumental in helping me head to college this fall.”Here is the complete list of the Ohio winners of the Grow Ag Leaders scholarshipsGrow Ag Leaders scholarships, administered by the National FFA Organization, are available to high school seniors and college students in 1,326 eligible counties across 40 states pursuing degrees in ag-related fields. To be considered, each applicant is required to receive endorsements from at least three local farmers. FFA members and non-FFA members are both eligible to apply. With support from the Monsanto Fund, more than $1.1 million in scholarships has been awarded to students since Grow Ag Leaders piloted in 2014. For more information, visit GrowAgLeaders.com.last_img read more

5 Cloud Startups to Watch in 2011 # 3: Loggly

first_imgAs 2010 draws to a close we’re taking a look at a few cloud startups that show promise and that we haven’t covered on ReadWriteCloud.Loggly is a cloud-based log management service for system administrators, application developers and data analysts. Loggly can collect logs from multiple servers and aggregate them into one searchable location. The San Francisco based company was founded in 2009 and is funded by Trinity Ventures and True Ventures. Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#cloud#saas Related Posts Like Netuitive, which we profiled yesterday, Loggly is using the cloud to simplify IT management. Most large IT environments have reached the point that monitoring all necessary logs isn’t humanly possible, making solutions like Loggly and Netuitive are extremely useful.Logs are transmitted to Loggly through an HTTPS connection and stored on Loggly’s servers. According to Green Data Center Blog Loggly uses Hadoop and Amazon Web Services to power its service. It’s free while in beta, but will have pricing starting at $99 a month when it graduates from beta.Logs can also be accessed through an API so enterprises can create custom uses for the service or conduct backups. Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… klint finley 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Ind vs Eng: Praveen in ugly spat with fans, says a report

first_imgIf injuries and back-to-back Test defeats were not enough, the Indian team’s tour of England has taken another disastrous turn as pacer Praveen Kumar reportedly got into a spat with fans after the practice match against Nothamptonshire.According to a report on the website pakpassion. net , large groups of Indian fans encircled the visitors’ team bus as they attempted to make an exit from the County ground.While most of the banter directed towards the players was good natured and in support of the Indian team, as it had been throughout the day, things turned ugly shortly before the team bus departed.Praveen reportedly charged out of the team bus with a bat in his hand.He apparently had to be restrained by teammate Suresh Raina as he lunged towards a group of supporters. Praveen could be seen pointing at a group of fans and had to be restrained by stewards.The website reported that it did not stop at that and medium pacer Munaf Patel left his seat to complain to stewards that the fans were being disrespectful to him and some teammates.”Munaf was seen speaking to the stewards and pointing towards the fans and asking stewards to intervene in the issue.stunned fans looked on at the bizarre events, not long after Munaf went back to his seat, Praveen once again leapt out the team bus and made a charge for the same group of fans who he had attempted to lunge towards him a few minutes earlier,” the report said.advertisementThe stewards once again had restrain Praveen as he hurled abuse and pointed at one particular fan. Raina once again played peacemaker and brought Praveen back to the team bus.It was then the turn of the Indian security manager come face to face with the young fan as another verbal exchange ensued. Once again the stewards had to intervene just as the incident was about escalate. The young fan was dragged away by stewards and taken out of the ground.- With inputs from PTIlast_img read more