Crime Watch – That has to be a sin

first_imgHomeBad BehaviorCrime Watch – That has to be a sin Mar. 25, 2020 at 6:00 amBad BehaviorCrimeCRIME WATCHFeaturedNewsCrime Watch – That has to be a sineditor1 year agocrimesmpd On Friday, March 13 a woman clutching a small purse and tugging pink luggage behind her walked into Holy Grounds and demanded the cashier at the counter give up his cell phone or be shot. The quick-thinking victim explained his phone was out of his reach and requested permission to retrieve it from the adjacent room. Once in the lobby, the victim quickly contacted SMPD and reported a robbery in progress. As with any good witness, he was able to describe the suspect who was later found exiting Holy Grounds upon officers’ arrival. Although the suspect claimed to have a gun, no weapon was seen or found when she was taken into custody. The suspect, Amanda Carmella Kerr, 30 years old from Florida, was charged with attempted robbery at the time of arrest. Bail was set at $50,000.Tags :crimesmpdshare on Facebookshare on Twitteradd a commentLos Angeles sheriff: gun shops not essential, must close18 Santa Monica residents test positive for coronavirus as L.A. County approaches 800 confirmed casesYou Might Also LikeFeaturedNewsBobadilla rejects Santa Monica City Manager positionMatthew Hall6 hours agoBriefsLos Angeles Sheriff’s deputy accused of destroying evidence of 2019 assaultAssociated Press10 hours agoNewsCouncil picks new City ManagerBrennon Dixson17 hours agoFeaturedNewsProtesting parents and Snapchat remain in disagreement over child protection policiesClara Harter17 hours agoFeaturedNewsDowntown grocery to become mixed use developmenteditor17 hours agoNewsBruised but unbowed, meme stock investors are back for moreAssociated Press17 hours agolast_img read more

Uwe Gensheimer about PSG: I can’t wait to be there!

first_imgPingback: “NEW UWE”: Raul Santos to become a new “Lion”? | Handball Planet Related Items:PSG Handball, Uwe Gensheimer UNSTOPPABLE! PSG HANDBALL 21/21 in France! PSG Handball suffered first defeat in domestic Championship 2020/2021 Recommended for you ShareTweetShareShareEmailCommentsNew PSG Handball signing Uwe Gensheimer gave the first interview about his expectations from the experience in the “City of Light”…Before departure to Paris, Uwe has serious job to do. To win the DKB Bundesliga title with Rhein Neckar Lowen. They are on the right way…Gensheimer: ‘I can’t wait to be there!’ by ParisSaintGermainHandball Raul Gonzalez extends his adventure at Paris Saint-Germain until June 2023! 1 Comment ShareTweetShareShareEmail Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.Comment Name Email Website Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 1 Commentlast_img read more

Aquind Backs Launch of RenewableUK’s 2015 Manifesto

first_imgAquind, part of Offshore Group Newcastle, has supported the launch of RenewableUK’s 2015 manifesto at a special reception at the House of Commons.The North East England-based company, which has developed the innovative Triton steel jacket foundation for the offshore wind sector, sponsored the RenewableUK Parliamentary Reception, which was attended by MPs, peers, civil servants and representatives from the renewables industry.Among the speakers at the event, which took place at Sixty One Whitehall, was Shadow Energy and Climate Change Secretary, the Rt. Hon. Caroline Flint.The event saw the launch of the RenewableUK 2015 Manifesto, which sets out the policy challenges facing the UK government and renewables sector in the run up to the general election next year and how the next government can support continued growth in the wind, wave and tidal industries in the next Parliament.RenewableUK also unveiled a new regional supply chain and jobs map, which illustrates the rapid growth of the renewables industries. The UK supply chain has evolved dramatically in recent years with companies developing new technologies and service solutions to meet the requirements of the industry.Among them is Aquind’s foundation structure, which is designed for large wind turbine generators located in depths in excess of 30 metres, which is relevant for more than 70 percent of offshore wind farms in Round 3 developments.Kirill Glukhovskoy, Corporate & Business Development Director for Aquind, said: “Some types of renewable energy like onshore wind and solar are approaching grid parity with traditional generation. Renewable energy has become an important contributor to the global energy mix. It has become possible because of earlier commitments to support renewables made by many countries.“Britain is uniquely positioned to grow the benefits from its onshore and offshore wind and marine energy resources. To further develop these technologies, build out local supply chains and accumulate skills and expertise we need at least 15-20 years of policy certainty.“It would help create thousands and thousands more jobs across the country re-energising many communities still suffering from the decline in shipbuilding, steel and other manufacturing industries like Wallsend. Breaking up this commitment will not only stop the progress but will destroy the existing achievements.”Maria McCaffery, Chief Executive of RenewableUK said: “It was great for us to work with Aquind on this reception, and to have such a good example of the potential of the offshore supply chain presenting to MPs and Peers”.Press release, June 30, 2014; Image: recognitionprlast_img read more

Preseason Central: Preview the spring season for UWF athletics

first_img Share     PENSACOLA, Fla. – Expectations are high for the University of West Florida Department of Intercollegiate Athletics heading into the spring of 2014. West Florida had a very successful fall season and currently ranks No. 3 in the latest Learfield Sports Directors Cup standings. The Argonauts also had a record-breaking season in 2012-13, winning seven Gulf South Conference championships in one year. will be previewing the spring season with the following content leading up to the start of the Spring Preseason Schedule:Jan. 20: Tennis newcomers featureJan. 21: Men’s golf newcomers featureJan. 22: Women’s golf newcomers featureJan. 22: Spring sports media day live stream*Jan. 23: Softball newcomers featureJan. 24: Baseball newcomers featureJan. 27: Tennis preseason videoJan. 28: Men’s golf preseason videoJan. 29: Women’s golf preseason videoJan. 30: Softball preseason videoJan. 31: Baseball preseason video*Spring sports media day is an invitation-only event on Wednesday, Jan. 22, but fans will be able to watch online with a live stream at The UWF athletic communications staff will be taking questions from fans to ask at the event, and those questions can be sent to Matt Rowley at [email protected] information on all UWF athletics, visit                      Print Friendly Version Preseason Central: Preview the spring season for UWF athleticslast_img read more

Barcelona has a new coach

first_imgBarcelona legend Ronald Coeman is officially the new coach of the Catalan club.The former defender signed for two years after yesterday he terminated his contract as a coach of the Dutch national team, for which Barça will pay between 4 and 5 million euros in compensation. Its official presentation will be today around 19:00.Kuman took over after the dismissal of Kike Setien after the resounding 2: 8 loss to Bayern in the quarterfinals of the Champions League, being selected in the competition of Mauriso Pochettino and after the refusal of the legend Xavi Hernandez to return to the club.The Dutchman has already sat on the Barcelona bench as an assistant to Luis Van Gaal from 1998 to 2000, after which he worked for Vitesse, Ajax, Benfica, PSV Eindhoven, Valencia, AZ Alkmaar, Feyenoord, Southampton, Everton and the Dutch national team.As a coach, the specialist has three Dutch championship titles (two with Ajax and one with PSV), a national cup (Ajax), two Dutch super cups (Ajax and AZ Alkmaar), the Portuguese Super Cup with Benfica, the King’s Cup in Spain with Valencia. and second place in the League of Nations with the Netherlands (loss to Portugal 0-1 in the final).Winbet – victory is an emotion! (18+)Welcome home, @RonaldKoeman!️ #KoemanCuler— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 19, 2020last_img read more

Manchester United still the best – Roberto Mancini

first_imgManchester City manager Roberto Mancini has claimed that rivals Manchester United are still the team to beat.The sides meet in the FA Cup third round on Sunday, while City hold a three-point advantage over their rivals at the top of the Premier League.United have suffered two successive league defeats in the last week, but Mancini said: “If you want my opinion, United are the best team in England.“They have a strong team with a strong mentality and they are at the top.”United boss Alex Ferguson has played down the significance of “two bad results” ahead of the derby at the Etihad Stadium, and Mancini also refuted suggestions that City’s neighbours are on the slide.City ended their 35-year trophy drought when they won the FA Cup last season, but the Italian believes it will take many years before they can be called the best in England – even if they win the Premier League this year. “We can’t be like [United] in two years; they have had this mentality for 25 years,” Mancini said.“We can improve if we continue to win – if we win the championship or other cups. We started it last season. But in two years it is impossible.”Having beaten United in the FA Cup semi-final last year and 6-1 at Old Trafford in the league earlier this campaign, City are chasing a hat-trick of derby victories for the first time since 1969.“It was important to beat them in the semi-final last year and it was important to beat them at Old Trafford,” Mancini added.“It was not the 6-1; they played for 40 minutes with 10 players, which is very difficult. It was important because it was a good performance.” Despite seeing United concede six goals in losing to Blackburn and Newcastle, Ferguson is confident his side will recover during the second half of the season.“Questions have been asked about us at the moment,” he said.“Only a couple of weeks ago everyone was talking about how important our experience was going to be in the run-in. And I think it will be.”last_img read more

Meet eight female conservation scientists who inform and inspire

first_imgArticle published by Erik Hoffner The International Day of Women and Girls in Science highlights the achievements of female scientists, and is celebrated on February 11 this year.Here we highlight eight women contributing greatly to the conservation sciences. The study and advancement of science is one key to achieving the world’s agreed-to development goals, the UN says. Despite this, half the world’s population, women and girls, are still often excluded from fully participating in science. According to UNESCO, less than 30 percent of researchers worldwide are women.The International Day of Women and Girls in Science highlights the contributions and achievements of female scientists, and is celebrated on February 11 this year (follow along on Twitter via the hashtag #WomenInScience).Below, Mongabay presents in no particular order four inspiring female scientists who’ve been recent guests on our podcast, the Mongabay Newscast, and then four others interviewed about their research for the website:Bedazzling bioacousticsAnastasia Dalziell is an ornithologist who studies the superb lyrebird, a species whose vocal mimicry skills are amazingly precise. Female superb lyrebirds are also known to sing songs, which is unusual for birds, and they produce calls that capably mimic other species as well as sounds from their environment, such as the creaking of trees blowing in the wind. Dalziell has published her findings on lyrebirds in a series of research papers, and podcast host Mike Gaworecki spoke with her for the August 2018 show The amazing song skills of the superb lyrebird about what Dalziell’s learned, and he played some of the birds’ amazing calls she’s captured:Listen to Dalziell’s interview here: Flying for penguinsOur guest in October 2018 was Dr. Michelle LaRue, a research ecologist in the Department of Geography at the University of Canterbury who is leading a research project using satellite imagery together with ground and flight surveys to compile population estimates for each of the 54 known emperor penguin colonies in Antarctica. The project’s goal is to compile population estimates every year for an entire decade.When reached for the episode Documenting emperor penguin populations, a dispatch from Antarctica, LaRue had just arrived at McMurdo Station, a research center at the southern tip of Ross Island, on Antarctica’s McMurdo Sound.Hear about her research plans and crazy challenges here: Interviews, Research, Women In Science ‘Annihilation trawling’: Q&A with marine biologist Amanda VincentQ&A: Esther Mwangi on why voices of local community members will be featured at GLF Africa conferenceStudying human behavior to protect orangutans: Q&A with Liana ChuaRecovering conservationist: Q&A with orangutan ecologist June Mary RubisBanner image: National Park Service fisheries staff, 2016, image courtesy of U.S. National Park Service. Popular in the CommunitySponsoredSponsoredOrangutan found tortured and decapitated prompts Indonesia probeEMGIES17 Jan, 2018We will never know the full extent of what this poor Orangutan went through before he died, the same must be done to this evil perpetrator(s) they don’t deserve the air that they breathe this has truly upset me and I wonder for the future for these wonderful creatures. So called ‘Mankind’ has a lot to answer for we are the only ones ruining this world I prefer animals to humans any day of the week.What makes community ecotourism succeed? In Madagascar, location, location, locationScissors1dOther countries should also learn and try to incorporateWhy you should care about the current wave of mass extinctions (commentary)Processor1 DecAfter all, there is no infinite anything in the whole galaxy!Infinite stupidity, right here on earth.The wildlife trade threatens people and animals alike (commentary)Anchor3dUnfortunately I feel The Chinese have no compassion for any living animal. They are a cruel country that as we knowneatbeverything that moves and do not humanily kill these poor animals and insects. They have no health and safety on their markets and they then contract these diseases. Maybe its karma maybe they should look at the way they live and stop using animals for all there so called remedies. DisgustingConservationists welcome China’s wildlife trade banThobolo27 JanChina has consistently been the worlds worst, “ Face of Evil “ in regards our planets flora and fauna survival. In some ways, this is nature trying to fight back. This ban is great, but the rest of the world just cannot allow it to be temporary, because history has demonstrated that once this coronavirus passes, they will in all likelihood, simply revert to been the planets worst Ecco Terrorists. Let’s simply not allow this to happen! How and why they have been able to degrade this planets iconic species, rape the planets rivers, oceans and forests, with apparent impunity, is just mind boggling! Please no more.Probing rural poachers in Africa: Why do they poach?Carrot3dOne day I feel like animals will be more scarce, and I agree with one of my friends, they said that poaching will take over the world, but I also hope notUpset about Amazon fires last year? Focus on deforestation this year (commentary)Bullhorn4dLies and more leisSponsoredSponsoredCoke is again the biggest culprit behind plastic waste in the PhilippinesGrapes7 NovOnce again the article blames companies for the actions of individuals. It is individuals that buy these products, it is individuals that dispose of them improperly. If we want to change it, we have to change, not just create bad guys to blame.Brazilian response to Bolsonaro policies and Amazon fires growsCar4 SepThank you for this excellent report. I feel overwhelmed by the ecocidal intent of the Bolsonaro government in the name of ‘developing’ their ‘God-given’ resources.U.S. allocates first of $30M in grants for forest conservation in SumatraPlanet4dcarrot hella thick ;)Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: studyleftylarry30 JanThe Arctic sea ice seems to be recovering this winter as per the last 10-12 years, good news.Malaysia has the world’s highest deforestation rate, reveals Google forest mapBone27 Sep, 2018Who you’re trying to fool with selective data revelation?You can’t hide the truth if you show historical deforestation for all countries, especially in Europe from 1800s to this day. WorldBank has a good wholesome data on this.Mass tree planting along India’s Cauvery River has scientists worriedSurendra Nekkanti23 JanHi Mongabay. Good effort trying to be objective in this article. I would like to give a constructive feedback which could help in clearing things up.1. It is mentioned that planting trees in village common lands will have negative affects socially and ecologically. There is no need to even have to agree or disagree with it, because, you also mentioned the fact that Cauvery Calling aims to plant trees only in the private lands of the farmers. So, plantation in the common lands doesn’t come into the picture.2.I don’t see that the ecologists are totally against this project, but just they they have some concerns, mainly in terms of what species of trees will be planted. And because there was no direct communication between the ecologists and Isha Foundation, it was not possible for them to address the concerns. As you seem to have spoken with an Isha spokesperson, if you could connect the concerned parties, it would be great, because I see that the ecologists are genuinely interested in making sure things are done the right way.May we all come together and make things happen.Rare Amazon bush dogs caught on camera in BoliviaCarrot1 Feba very good iniciative to be fallowed by the ranchers all overSponsored Drones and wildlifeFor the episode How to use drones without stressing wildlife, Gaworecki’s guest was Alicia Amerson, a marine biologist, drone user, and science communicator. She explained why it’s critical to have best practices for drones in place not only to guide hobbyists making videos of whales or birds, but especially before companies like Amazon deploy fleets of drones in our skies.Listen to Amerson’s interview here: A primatologist who also studies batsFor the October 2018 show How an African bat might help us prevent future Ebola outbreaks, Gaworecki spoke with Sarah Olson, an Associate Director of Wildlife Health for the Wildlife Conservation Society. With Ebola very much in the news lately due to a recent outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Olson explained to him how research into hammer-headed fruit bats might help us figure out how Ebola is transmitted from animals to humans — and potentially control or prevent future outbreaks of the viral disease.As a wildlife epidemiologist, Olson’s main focus is great ape health, animals which are just as susceptible to the Ebola virus as humans are. Her work to protect great apes has therefore drawn Olson to study the hammer-headed fruit bat, which is believed to be a potential “reservoir” for the Ebola virus.Listen to Sarah Olson here: You can subscribe to the Mongabay Newscast on Android, the Google Podcasts app, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, RSS, Castbox, Pocket Casts, and via Spotify. Or listen to all our episodes via the Mongabay website here on the podcast homepage.Want to hear from more women in the conservation sciences? Here are four interviews the Mongabay team recently conducted for the website:last_img read more

Gauteng, Ford in skills partnership

first_img30 June 2010The Gauteng provincial government and Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa have jointly established a world-class Supplier Incubation Facility outside Pretoria as part of a R100-million investment in skills development in South Africa’s vehicle manufacturing industry.The public-private partnership between Gauteng and Ford serves as a blueprint for future projects, and the provincial government says it will continue to promote such partnerships in the manufacturing sector.Primary growth sectorBlue IQ, the provincial agency responsible for flagship projects such as the Gautrain, Newtown and the Nelson Mandela Bridge, facilitated the new training facility at Ford’s assembly site in Silverton.Blue IQ chief executive Amanda Nair says the agency considers the automotive industry as a primary growth sector in the future of Gauteng.The Supplier Icubation Facility will be attached to the Ford Motor Company’s production facility following its recent R3-billion investment to produce the T6 next-generation compact pick-up truck.An economic impact report recently concluded that Ford’s T6 Model will contribute R79-billion to the Gauteng economy over the next 15 years and create around 700 000 direct and indirect employment opportunities.Skills development and trainingThe Gauteng Government has committed R50-million for the construction of the facility and an additional R15-million for start-up costs for black economic empowerment (BEE) companies. A further R32-million is allocated for training and development programmes at the assembly plant.More than 400 people will be trained during 2010 and a further 50 people will benefit through the incubator programme. A four-year training and development plan is in place to develop skills and ensure the growth of a globally competitive workforce.Government investmentThe Gauteng provincial government has demonstrated its commitment to growth in the automotive industry by including this sector in its industrial policies and future strategies.It has provided the land adjacent to the Ford facility upon which a 7 200 square metre factory will be constructed. At least four new black businesses will be established at this factory to perform value-add sub-assembly work to main suppliers on the vehicle production line.“Our objective is that these [BEE] companies will acquire the skills and experience to eventually become full-fledged suppliers to the South African automotive sector,” said Nair.Supporting economic growth, jobsHuge setup and investment costs have, in the past, limited opportunities for smaller enterprises to participate in the industry, and the new initiative will assist prospective suppliers to overcome these hurdles.A governance board will be established between Ford, its major suppliers and government to evaluate applications, award opportunities to participate and monitor their performance.Blue IQ and its subsidiaries in the automotive sector will provide business training and mentoring while Ford and its suppliers will be responsible for the technical training, quality control and the monitoring of safety standards.At the conclusion of an initial 10-year period, the Supplier Incubation Facility will either be transferred to Ford or continue in its existing form, depending on the requirements of the company at that time.Nair said the project confirmed the value of Blue IQ as a facilitator of strategic infrastructure that supports economic growth and job creation.“The [public-private partnership] model we have put in place is working well. We are delighted that Ford has continued to expand their manufacturing commitments in the province of Gauteng.”SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

UK sculpture honour for Pistorius

first_imgBritish contemporary sculptor BenDearnley has created a bronzetorso sculpture of South AfricanParalympic icon Oscar Pistorius.(Image: Ben Dearnley) Pistorius’s model will form part ofDearnley’s series of 18 life-sizedsculptures of celebrated athletesfrom both sets of games. They willgo on show at the Avenue ofChampions exhibition at SalisburyCathedral next year.(Image: Ben Dearnley) MEDIA CONTACTS • Ben DearnleySculptor+44 7792 859 312RELATED ARTICLES• Sibusiso Vilane’s trek to the top• Tribute to Arthur Goldreich • SA producer gets Olympics for Korea • Drive to stamp out doping in SA sportWilma den HartighBritish contemporary sculptor Ben Dearnley has created a bronze torso sculpture of South African Paralympic icon Oscar Pistorius, which will go on display in London as part of an exhibition ahead of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.Pistorius’s model will form part of Dearnley’s series of 18 life-sized sculptures of celebrated athletes from both sets of games. They will go on show at the Avenue of Champions exhibition at Salisbury Cathedral next year.The sculpture was unveiled by Pistorius and former UK sprinter Iwan Thomas at London’s Trafalgar Square on International Paralympic Day earlier in September.UK Prime Minister David Cameron, London Mayor Boris Johnson, former athlete and head of London 2012 Organising Committee chair Lord Sebastian Coe, and many Paralympic athletes were also in attendance.Pistorius will be representing South Africa at the London Paralympics.World champion sprinterIncluding Pistorius in the exhibition was an obvious choice for Dearnley. “My sculpture of Oscar is just a small way of honouring his commitment to be free from his disability,” Dearnley says.Pistorius was born without a fibula in both legs. On recommendation of leading medical specialists, his parents decided to have his legs amputated below the knee, as this would give him the best chance learning to walk later in life.Six months after the operation, Pistorius received his first pair of prosthetic legs and within days he learnt to walk with them.Years later he went on to become a world champion sprint runner and the first Paralympian to win gold in the 100m, 200m and 400m sprints in Beijing in 2008.His athletic ability has earned him the international reputation as the “fastest man on no legs”. He runs with the aid of Cheetah Flex-Foot carbon fibre transtibial artificial limbs, which is why he has come to be known as South Africa’s Blade Runner.Art in motionThe Bath-based artist had the opportunity to arrange the casting session in May, when Pistorius was in Manchester for the Paralympic World Cup.Dearnley speaks with great admiration about working with South Africa’s Blade Runner: “I jumped at the chance as I know what an amazing athlete he is and what an inspiration he is to so many.”When making a sculpture of an athlete, the first step is to study them in motion. The artist studied Pistorius in action at the indoor track where he was training. “I see his running motion as a kind of flight, somewhere between the ground and the sun. His blades mean that nothing of himself is actually in contact with the ground,” Dearnley explains.He also had to decide on the best position for the casting, which is vitally important when working on a sculpture of an athlete. He wanted the Pistorius torso to reflect his movement, which is key to his success.Pistorius was required to hold the position for up to 20 minutes while the casting plaster was applied to his body. The next step was to sculpt the torso in plaster and then get it made in bronze at the foundry.“The colour patination of the bronze is sky-blue in reference to his flight,” Dearnley says. Pistorius’s signature is also engraved into the bronze, which shows as gold. “I polished a golden highlight around the top edge, which is a reference to the sun.”Pistorius has already challenged convention by running in the world championships against able-bodied athletes and Dearnley says he has no doubt the South African will continue to “shake up the establishment” with record-breaking achievements.“The sculpture captures for all time a true fragment of the athlete, frozen in mid-flight,” he says.last_img read more

‘Shelf-help guide’ to buying local

first_imgBy Anne Taylor13 November 2013Want to buy local, but don’t know how? Ute Kuhlmann has put together a “South Africa’s first shelf-help guide”, listing more than 1 000 South African products and profiling more than 300 brands.Categories in Happiness in a Handbasket include food and drink, clothes, shoes, bags and jewellery, baby and child goods, personal care products, office equipment, household appliances, as well as cars and bicycles.“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy local. That’s really the same thing.” – Ute KuhlmannKuhlmann, who published the book herself, says on her Facebook page that by following her guide, “you’ll support South African jobs, lower your carbon footprint and discover great local products”.Also included is a guide to markets – great places for organic, local produce – a colour-coded guide to help you find out if goods are imported or not, information about working conditions and the impact of some common products on the environment.Happiness in a Handbasket Facebook pageContact [email protected] to buy the bookAlso available from Cape Town stores: Blank Books, the Ethical Co-op, and the Book Loungelast_img read more