Whoever thought Ghanaian Fetish Priest Kwaku Bonsam was a mad man when he credited a Ronaldo injury to the powers of his Ghanaian god must be amuzed with the latest news coming out of Brazil.Just after Priest Bonsam took credit for Ronaldo’s injury, the Portuguese recovered enough to even score his country’s second goal in their 2-1 victory against the Black Stars.But then it is interesting that wherever Africans are resided, whether in the jungles of South America or the Amazon of Brazil, the distance hardly matters. In African communities, many of the diseases that Western medicine has cured are still attributed to witchcraft on the part of relatives.The latest information from Brazil is that as Germany prepares to take on host, Brazil in their semi-final match in the 2014 FIFA World Cup, a local voodoo priest, Helio Sillman, has announced he has been working to curse the Germans so that his country, Brazil can xxzxzqwin the encounter today in Belo Horizonte.Sillman, according to a report by the AFP is against one of the leading scorers on the German team. AFP also reported that Sillman has performed his ritual before every game that Brazil has played so far.”I’ll take their top player and bind his legs so he can’t run on the pitch,” said Sillman, referring to the voodoo doll of an undisclosed German player that will be cursed in a ceremony before the game.In his shop ‘World of Orixas’ in the northern neighborhood of Madureira, Sillman carries out a ritual before each Selecao game.Using a small football pitch-shaped box as his alter, he puts inside lit candles in the colors of the opposing team and the voodoo doll of their most important player.Interestingly, it is worth noting that Sillman’s work didn’t protect Neymar from suffering a back injury against Colombia.Additionally, Sillman’s target in the Colombia game, James Rodriguez, scored a goal and was one of the game’s key players in the World Cup quarter-final, even if Brazil managed to pull off the victory.The other semi-final match is tomorrow between Netherlands and Argentina in Sao Paolo at Arena de Sao Paolo. The two losers will clash on July 12 in Brasília at the Estado Nacional before the winners will clash on July 13 in Brasilia at the Maracana Stadium.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
24 August 2015For the first time since construction began eight years ago, the Medupi Power Station in Limpopo is finally pumping power. The first unit of Medupi, unit six, was handed over to its operating division on Sunday, 23 August.Unit six will feed 794 megawatts (MW) of power into the national grid. The unit has been online since March, but it has been undergoing testing for the past five months. The first unit was projected to go online in 2011.Although unit six is pumping enough power to serve a city the size of Bloemfontein, Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe said that it did not mean the end of load shedding.In an interview with eNews Africa Channel, Phasiwe said the unit would help Eskom to reduce the risk of load shedding; however, this did not mean load shedding would end. “In the past two weeks we have not had load shedding and the biggest contributor to this was the new unit and reduced consumption.”The contractors had been working on unit six for the past seven years.According to news reports, Medupi has been contributing almost 800MW to the power grid since March in an effort to alleviate load shedding. “This power is not a thoroughly new power per say. It is power that we have been using all along,” said Phasiwe.On average, South Africa demanded 29 000MW, said Phasiwe. In its current state, Medupi takes national generation capacity from 42 800MW to 43 600MW.Five more units still have to be brought online, each generating 794MW. Eskom plans to have all six units fully functional by 2019. Once complete, Medupi will be one of the biggest coal power stations in the world.In July, City Press reported that the government estimated the overall cost of the station to be at least R105-billion. However, the newspaper added independent analysts believed the entire project would come up to R300-billion, which was 10 times the original amount when the contract for the power station was signed.The Medupi site covers 883 hectares and the highest point of the plant, the chimneys, will reach 220m. When complete, Medupi will be the fourth-largest coal power station in the southern hemisphere, and the largest dry-cooled coal power station in the world.SAinfo reporter
Geocaching HQ’ers Annie Love (front left) AKprincesswarrior (center) lead Pathways middle school students on their first ever geocaching adventure – and they loved it!Geocaching: Middle Schooler Tested and ApprovedBy: Maria McDonald.A new generation discovers the GPS device.As a Geocaching HQ staffer often tethered to the office, I love it when the opportunity to be out in the community presents itself. Such an opportunity presented itself last week when a teacher (Username: Cache-alope) from a local after school science program (Pathways) asked me and Partner Programs Manager Annie Love (Love) to present geocaching to her middle school students. My immediate reaction: Middle schoolers?!? Oh no…anything but the awkward tween years. Luckily, my love of all things geocaching overcame these initial thoughts, and the opportunity to share my passion for geocaching with the next generation removed any lingering doubt.While preparing our presentation, I got to thinking about children’s involvement with geocaching more generally. While one of the most fascinating elements of geocaching is its ability to be many different things to many types of people, children have a particular place in this game we cherish. First and foremost, kids love toys. If nothing else, geocache SWAG gives youngsters the opportunity to find fun toys. This often keeps them interested in a ‘treasure hunt’ before the more nuanced elements of the game can hold their attention. Another element that particularly appeals to children (or rather to their adults chaperons) is the idea of giving their walk a purpose. Have you ever tried talking a child into going for a walk with you? Nearly impossible! They’re bored and whining before you hit a quarter mile. Tell a child you’re going geocaching and you can get her to cheerfully – and unknowingly – go for a long walk. Lastly, I thought about the importance of finding activities the entire family can enjoy. Geocaching has wide appeal in this aspect as babies in strollers, grandparents in walkers, and every age and stage in between can find something about geocaching they enjoy with geocaches they are able to access. It truly is an adventure for the whole family.So how do you get your youngsters into geocaching? Here are 5 easy Tricks of the Trade (TOTT…but different this time around).1. Bring Snacks. Simple but true, you can bribe – I mean convince – a child to do just about anything with the right snack as incentive.2. Be enthusiastic. Kids know fun when they see it. If you see geocaching as something fun, adventurous, and exciting, that enthusiasm is going to shine out your face like rainbows and they will want to be part of the action.3. Plan geocaching outings that you know will provide SWAG. This part is easy, as mentioned earlier children love stuff. Geocaches have stuff in them. Plan on searching for geocaches with young ones that you know will provide them with cool stuff. Worried the geocache may not have the goods needed to keep your child’s attention? You’re an adult – use your super sneaky adult powers to have extra SWAG of your own on hand to suddenly make SWAG ‘appear’ as if from the geocache itself. Sort of like planting evidence but much more legal. After the planted SWAG is discovered enthusiastically, mention the next geocache with cool stuff is just around the corner…4. Find caches that match the child’s skill set and ability. At every age of child development there are markers and goals for what children are capable of learning. Find a way to incorporate the learning goals for their age range into the caching experience. Think broadly about what this could entail, are they working on balance? Climbing? Counting? Over/under/up/down differentiating? Find the skills they seem naturally drawn to learning in their age range and work them into the adventure.5. Make them part of the team. Children of any age, much like all other ages of humans beings, want to be included. When children are able to participate and contribute to something they see others doing with enthusiasm they will want to play a role themselves.Hunting in the rain for the geocache… and SWAG.So how did the presentation with the dreaded middle schoolers go? Amazing. This was the greatest group of youngsters you could ever hope to geocache with. They were riveted by the geocaching presentation and remained two steps ahead of us with every engaging question. When it came time to leave the classroom and enter into the woods on this particularly rainy day, the kids charged ahead brimming with enthusiasm. The students worked together in pairs, one using a compass and the other piloting a GPS heading towards a staged geocache their teacher had placed specifically for them. They worked their way quickly towards the find and made up usernames on the spot when signing the staged logbook. How “XXthekillertacoXX” came so quickly to one young lady’s mind I’ll never know, but a greater username I challenge you to encounter. The adventure came to a close upon returning to their classroom where the students excitedly talked about how they could share this fun new activity with their families. This afternoon in the woods with youngsters reminded me that Geocaching really can be fun for all ages, even tweens when presented correctly.Editor’s Note: Maria McDonald wears many hats at Geocaching HQ. She is both our Office Manager and Education Specialist, having worked years in public school systems. Share with your Friends:More SharePrint RelatedHow Dr. Polley, edu-cacher extraordinaire, incorporates geocaching in his classroomOctober 28, 2015In “Community”Geocaching on a National Level (for a Grade)April 26, 2012In “Geocaching.com Souvenirs”Geocaching Finds Its Way To the ClassroomAugust 4, 2011In “Community”
The book is always better than movie. There’s a reason that this is true. If you read the book first, you’ve already created the picture in your mind. Your pictures are the right pictures. Now some big shot Hollywood director comes along and shares his vision of what the pictures look like, and it’s nothing like your pictures. He gets it all wrong.The director leaves out some of the scenes that you loved. He takes some artistic liberties and changes things to make the picture flow. He even adds characters that don’t appear anywhere in the book. Even your friends say that the movie isn’t as good as the book.But your friends wouldn’t like your movie any better than you would like theirs. Your picture is not only different than the director’s picture, it’s different than your friend’s picture too. What you see in your mind, even though you are reading the same text, is uniquely your own, isn’t it?We can’t see the mental images we conjure up in someone else’s mind. Even when we have words that communicate some meaning, the way we interpret those words can be unique. What is “a long time?” What does “fast” mean? What does “better quality” mean? What does “expensive” mean?The more work you do to understand and see someone else’s pictures, the greater likelihood that you can help them achieve their vision. The quicker you are to believe that you know what someone else means without grasping their real vision, the more likely you are to disappoint them with the picture that you present.QuestionsWhat book have you read that you loved way more than the movie?Why is your picture different than someone else’s?How do you uncover your prospect’s pictures?What do you do to ensure you understand what that picture looks like? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Now
Westbrook was attempting a jump shot Tuesday against Sacramento when he and defender Bogdan Bogdanovic collided. Westbrook was issued a flagrant 1 foul, but that was downgraded.“After review, we determined that the contact was part of Russell’s downward shooting motion and the defender was moving forward into his shooting space,” Frank said.A flagrant 1 is considered unnecessary contact. The flagrant 2 is deemed unnecessary and excessive — and a foul doesn’t have to be considered intentional to be determined dangerous. The league reviews all flagrants and can upgrade, rescind or leave them as called on the floor. If a player exceeds five flagrant foul points during the season, he will be suspended for the next game.ADVERTISEMENT Sacramento Kings center Willie Cauley-Stein, left, and Oklahoma City Thunder forward Carmelo Anthony pass each other after the Kings defeated the Thunder 94-86 in an NBA basketball game Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NEW YORK — The NBA said Wednesday that Carmelo Anthony’s flagrant 2 foul will stand, but rescinded the flagrant issued to Russell Westbrook in Oklahoma City’s last game.The league also fined Westbrook, Paul George and coach Billy Donovan $15,000 apiece for their criticisms of the officials after the call against Anthony on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Read Next LATEST STORIES CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Both were unusual plays in that flagrant fouls are usually called against defensive players. Instead, Anthony and Westbrook were whistled for contact they created while attempting shots.Anthony drove to the basket and elbowed center Jusuf Nurkic in the face on a shot that went in during the Thunder’s loss in Portland on Sunday. The basket was overturned after review and Anthony was hit with the automatic ejection.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutCrew chief Rodney Mott said after the game that referees ruled the contact was excessive and not a natural basketball move and the league agreed.“We reviewed it, the same as we review all plays of this nature, and agree with the on-court officials that the foul met the criteria of hard contact above the shoulders with high potential for injury,” NBA spokesman Tim Frank said. “While attempting to draw a foul, Anthony extended his elbow into his opponent’s face, which is dangerous and reckless in nature.” Alford to sit 3 UCLA players reportedly involved in shoplifting in China Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 MOST READ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:07Aquino to Filipinos: Stand up vs abuses before you suffer De Lima’s ordeal01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’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 Games
A new arson charge has been filed against a volunteer firefighter already facing trial on a similar charge.Buena Vista County court records say 25-year-old Brent Mack is charged with arson and burglary.Mack is accused of setting a fire on September 13th of 2017, that gutted three buildings in downtown Newell, where he lives.Mack is also awaiting trial next month in Sac County, where he and two accomplices are accused of setting a corncrib fire August 19th, a little more than a mile north of Nemaha.No one was injured in either blaze.
PSG reigns again as a double goal from Neymar and another goal from Christopher Nkunk makes PSG champions as they defeat Nice 3-0 to grab their eighth straight Ligue 1 victory.PSG head coach Thomas Tuchel believes it is “a gift” working with Angel Di Maria.“I like Di Maria a lot, he is so gifted,” Tuchel said of the Argentine via Goal, who impressed as part of a three-man forward featured alongside Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.“I watched him play with Real Madrid and for me, I could not believe I could train him at some point back then.”“Now he is my player, it’s a gift for me. It’s easy with him as he is every day one of the first to come to training.”“He has a lot of skills, he always plays for the team, it’s really a gift.”Tuchel added that it was important to keep his players fresh while ensuring his ideas got across.PSG ultras sent a warning letter to Neymar Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Brazilian superstar Neymar might play today his first game of the season for Paris Saint-Germain and the team’s ultras have warned him.“First of all, I appreciate the fact that my players trust me and my ideas,” he added.“It was important, our third game in one week, Sunday, Wednesday and Saturday. So the structure was important, to play 3-5-2 today.”“Nice are brave when they have the ball. I did not want my team to run without the ball. That’s why we change to play in 3-5-2.”“[The] players were open to this idea. We trained once yesterday like that and it was top. They played bravely.”
Little Saigon Stories: Final Installation & Community Events KUSI Newsroom, 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – “Little Saigon Stories” is a visual story-telling project facilitated by the Media Arts Center San Diego, in collaboration with the AjA Project, Little Saigon Foundation and El Cajon Boulevard Business Improvement Association.The final public exhibition will take place with a full-day of free events in San Diego’s Little Saigon District on El Cajon Boulevard in City Heights on Saturday, April 27, according to Rizzhel Javier, with the AjA Project.The event will include a pop-up art gallery, food crawl of local restaurants, guided walking tours, Vietnamese games and a “PostSecret” postcard writing street team in partnership with the San Diego Museum of Man.Little Saigon Stories was designed as a platform for youth to capture, preserve and share the first-hand accounts of inter-generational members of the Vietnamese-American community, according to founders. April 26, 2019 Updated: 12:06 PM KUSI Newsroom Posted: April 26, 2019 Categories: Good Morning San Diego, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter
Funding for nine federal agencies expired Saturday. Among those area the Department of Transportation, Commerce, Housing and Urban Development, Homeland Security, Interior and Agriculture. Facebook0TwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Today marks the first full business day after several government departments and agencies closed up over the weekend due to a partial government shutdown. According to the latest estimates from the Alaska Department of Labor, approximately 14,500, which is about 5 percent, of Alaska’s 312,800 workers are employed by the federal government. The shutdown began at midnight last Friday. Most federal employees haven’t been impacted by the shutdown yet due to the holiday weekend. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that the closed parts of the government will remain that way until Democrats agree to wall off the U.S.-Mexico border to deter criminal elements. He said he’s open to calling the wall something else as long as he ends up with an actual wall. President Trump: “I can’t tell you when the government’s going to be reopen. I can tell you it’s not going to be open until we have a wall, a fence, whatever they’d like call it. I’ll call it whatever they want.” The stalemate over how much to spend and how to spend it caused the partial government shutdown that began Saturday following a lapse in funding for departments and agencies that make up about 25 percent of the government.
Kolkata: Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has come to know about more people from the northern p art of the country, who had allegedly extended support to the five Chinese nationals arrested for running a drug smuggling racket.Sources said the CID officers have recently come to know about these people, who have had close contact with the five arrested Chinese nationals. The investigation officers didn’t disclose the names and the CID officers didn’t reveal much about the places they belong for the sake of investigation. Also Read – Rain batters Kolkata, cripples normal lifeInvestigating officers have come to know that it would not have been possible for the Chinese nationals to run the racket without their help. A team comprising CID officers are working in other states in this connection. The five Chinese nationals including Wang Zio Dong, Zeu Gong Hue, Chang Heu, Lee Chand and Lue Bouk Seoung were arrested a few weeks ago from Kolkata Station and around 197 kg drug, worth around Rs 39 crore was recovered from them. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Mercedes car in Kolkata, 2 pedestrians killedThe five persons were arrested by the Government Railway Police and the case was later taken up by the CID. The CID officers had conducted raids in this connection at Naoda in Murshidabad. Subsequently, a team comprising officers of Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), US Department of Justice, interrogated the five Chinese nationals. Officers of the Narcotics Control Bureau accompanied the DEA agents during the interrogation. The CID continued its probe in this connection and came to know that three of the five arrested Chinese nationals had also worked in Gurgaon. In a bid to get more information in this connection, a team comprising officers of CID went to Gurgaon. The investigating officers also came to know that one of them used to work for a mobile manufacturing company and another used to work as a cook at some place. Later, they allegedly got involved in the racket of smuggling of drugs that include methamphetamine and amphetamine.
January 12, 2011Most weeks, on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, there is ‘School of Thought’ here at Arcosanti. This is a an hour of philosophy, open to the public, discussing the ideas of Paolo Soleri with Paolo Soleri. Usually there is a theme, one of Soleri’s papers, the subject usually picked out by a group of workshop participants.If you are interested in attending, please call ahead to make sure of the date and time.Most weeks, on Wednesday or Thursday afternoon, there is ‘School of Thought’ here at Arcosanti. This is a an hour of philosophy, open to the public, discussing the ideas of Paolo Soleri with Paolo Soleri. Usually there is a theme, one of Soleri’s papers, the subject usually picked out by a group of workshop participants.If you are interested in attending, please call ahead to make sure of the date and time. [The photos were taken during School of Thought on December 16. 2010. Paolo Soleri and architect and workshop participant from Italy, Massimo Di Francesco] Here is one of Soleri’s papers, written in 1993: To Re-invent the American Dream.Paolo Soleri, January 12. 1993. “I want to call your attention to the catastrophic nature of Home Sweet Home as it is cast by the American Dream — the single family home. Consider 6 to 10 billion people trying to achieve the American Dream. Consider the asphalt, the concrete, the garages, the basements, the attics, the storerooms, the back porches; consider the back yards and side yards. Consider 4 billion or more automobiles. Would a future space traveler view our society as the “land fill” species in which we were the fill, as the “subdump” society?” [photo: Paolo Soleri and architect and workshop participant Andrea Speed] “The agony of our society, the “luckiest in the world,” is just beginning—the sadder because our patrimony of intelligence, knowledge, technology and drive is truly magnificent. Our leaders—economists, financial wizards, politicians, scientists, humanists, philosophers, entrepreneurs, media gurus—are ignoring the basic problem: Our primary social goal, the American Dream, is inconsistent with the dramatically burgeoning population of Spaceship Earth. More than three decades spent in researching, experimenting with, and proposing an alternative to the impending catastrophe legitimizes, in my mind, my call to mankind to wake up, to consider where it is we want to be before we begin our journey there. We must redefine the American Dream before we rebuild the infrastructure on which it is based.”