Preserving stability – Maghreb Oxygene targets consolidation in North Africa

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Read of the Week

first_imgAre you two sisters?Hester van der WaltModjajiReview: Karen WatkinsFrom the goldfields of the Free State to Venda, the Cape Flats, Heideveld and District Six to Britain and the Netherlands, Hester van der Walt takes us on a journey through milestone moments and decisions in her life that eventually lead to McGregor. But at the heart of this memoir is a secret.The story begins with Van der Walt’s childhood. As the first of seven children born to poor Afrikaner parents, her father is an alcoholic and her mother is resigned to this. Van der Walt leaves Welkom for Bloemfontein to begin a career in nursing. She meets Lies Hoogendoorn, originally from the Netherlands, and they become close friends. But it is only when Van der Walt moves to Cape Town to do midwifery that Hoogendoorn follows and their relationship changes. The “sisters” in the title refers to the assumption that two women living together must be siblings, instead of partners. It’s the 1960s, and they feel their love is sinful and to be avoided at all cost but realise that “if God knew about it he would be okay”.Van der Walt gets involved in the Struggle, working with NGOs and friends of all races, experiencing prejudice and racism. Her beliefs and perceptions of where she stands as a South African and that everything she was taught about apartheid was a lie and comes with so many taboos, is one of the reasons why she wrote the book.She ends up in Pollsmoor Prison, and despite being released after only a few weeks, she finds support and camaraderie with the other female political prisoners. She also misses being able to write. It was a time when she thought she would never see freedom in her lifetime. When it did happen in 1994, it was a time of joy, a new beginning and part of a long process. But she has been disappointed. In later years, she takes early retirement against warnings of poverty. She moves to McGregor with Hoogendoorn to write poetry, knit and experience the joys of baking bread together. “Whatever you do to it, it rises, and it’s useful, it can be eaten.”This is a slim book of 130 pages with each chapter flowing well as they follow profound periods in Van der Walt’s life. There are wonderfully humorous moments written with great tenderness, empathy and warmth.last_img read more

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Mercitalia takes delivery of shunting locomotives

first_imgITALY: CZ Loko has delivered five EffiShunter 1000 shunting locomotives to Mercitalia Shunting & Terminal, which will deploy them at freight terminals in Milano, Ravenna and Livorno.The 100 km/h TSI-compliant four-axle single-cab locomotives have 895 kW Caterpillar C32 engines, AC-AC transmissions and a fire safety system.‘This contract has both a strategic and symbolic value for CZ Loko’, said the manufacturer’s Managing Director Josef Gulyás at the handover ceremony. ‘Although CZ Loko has supplied almost 60 locomotives of various classes to the Italian market, these were always just upgrades. Now, for the first time, we have succeeded with a new vehicle meeting strict European TSI standards.’ This showed that CZ Loko could compete in a the ‘fierce’ locomotive market, he added. The Mercitalia order included locomotive number 744.105-8, the 1 000th to be produce in CZ Loko’s modern history. This loco will be on display at the InnoTrans trade fair in Berlin during September.last_img read more

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Arrow Video FrightFest 2019: Deadcon review

first_imgSocial media influencer Ashley (Lauren Elizabeth) attends View Con, a gathering of YouTube and Instagram stars and their fans. When she arrives at her hotel room, she discovers that it’s double-booked so she gets relocated to an unused floor where, unbeknownst to her, a tragedy happened in 1984. As Ashley gets into the swing of View Con, strange things start taking place and her fellow social media star Megan (Claudia Sulewski) is dragged into an unexpected nightmare.Deadcon should be an absolute hoot. The film starts off looking like it’s going to skewer the obsession we have with social media, gently poking fun of the ‘influencers’ that clutter up our computer screens and make a fortune off our idle boredom at work. Unfortunately, it never actually gets around to being a parody as it threads a very thin horror story through the middle, which actually transforms the film into a mess where not very much actually happens.Where Deadcon really falls down is the lack of logic in its story. The creepy goings on are borrowed from found-footage films such as Paranormal Activity and if they weren’t there, there really would be no reason to see this film because the plot doesn’t really exist. If you forgive the switch in main characters half way through and even try and buy into the film’s opening set-up, you’ll still have a hard time figuring out what’s actually supposed to be unfolding.Credit: Gunpowder & SkyThe cast do a good job despite the material here. Lauren Elizabeth in particular really captures the bright-eyed enthusiasm of a social media influencer and she has some great moments when she switches off that personality and behaves like a normal human being. It’s actually interesting to see just how much of what we see on social media is fake and for show rather than reflecting people’s genuine lives. The other cast members are decent too but they have absolutely nothing to work with. Claudia Sulewski’s Megan gets a cheating sub-plot thrown in but it amounts to very little, even when the third person in her relationship turns up unexpectedly.Deadcon has all of the ingredients that should have made it a post-modern joy of a horror but instead thanks to a barely there plot, cheap scares and plenty of borrowing from better films, it’s a huge disappointment. It takes more than creepy children and the hope that the dangers of the Internet will do enough to terrify you, to make a scary horror film. Deadcon is just flat out bad and honestly you could find plenty of other things to do with 78 minutes of your time.<span data-mce-type=”bookmark” style=”display: inline-block; width: 0px; overflow: hidden; line-height: 0;” class=”mce_SELRES_start”></span>Cast: Lauren Elizabeth, Claudia Sulewski, Keith Machekanyanga, Mimi Gianopulos, Lukas Gage, Carl Gilliard Director: Caryn Waechter Writer: Scotty Landes Certificate: TBC Duration: 78 mins Released by: Gunpowder & Skylast_img read more

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Tim McGraw to release new single I Called Mama on Friday

first_imgTim McGraw will release new single I Called Mama on Friday 8th May 2020.The track is his first new music since returning to Big Machine Records earlier this year. I Called Mama was written by Lance Miller, Marv Green and Jimmy Yeary and produced by McGraw and Byron GallimoreSeen through the lens of the special connection we all share with our mothers, I Called Mama is a look at the ways we ground ourselves when we are shaken or hurting. Particularly meaningful given the current times, it’s a reminder of the importance of home and human connection.Tim said, “On the one hand this song is literally, ‘hey, call your mom.’ On the other hand, you look at a time like this, there are real hardships for everyone, and it’s a great reminder that hearing someone’s voice who knows you and loves you can help you get through anything. I think it’s at these very difficult times that music can help and the power of a song can give someone a moment of clarity or comfort, or just a smile. Especially now, when we seem to need it more than ever.”The single will launch with a lyric video containing some never-before-seen footage of Tim as a baby with his mom.Tim has asked fans to send in videos and photos of their moms to be included in the larger scale music video releasing later this month.“Mother’s definitely deserve to be honored more than one day a year. We’ve have had such an incredible response of people sharing their special Mama videos, we are going to get you something really special in a few weeks,” Tim added.I Called Mama can be pre-saved now ahead of its release on Friday.last_img read more

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NCCU touches 200 secondary school students

first_img Share Tweet Sharing is caring! Share BusinessEducationLocalNewsSecondary NCCU touches 200 secondary school students by: – April 12, 2017center_img Share 164 Views   no discussions Press ReleaseInformative, interactive, fun were words used to describe two National Cooperative Credit Union Limited (NCCU) seminars held on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 for just over 200 secondary school students.At a financial literacy seminar held at the Public Service Union, 100 fourth formers from the Dominica Grammar and Convent High Schools were introduced to the basics of managing money. Among the topics covered were financial behaviour, wants vs needs, goal setting, budgeting , saving, borrowing and making the right choices.The students also received information on NCCU, joining the Credit Union and products and services for youth.At the second seminar held at the CHS auditorium, just over 100 fifth formers enjoyed a session on leadership, goal setting, NCCU, membership, education and other loans. Miss Dominica 2017 and Miss NCCU, Jade Romain, presented to the students at both the seminars. She emphasised that that they are unique and encouraged them to study and work hard, remain focused and set goals to realise their potential.Both sessions were very interactive and well-received. The students had the opportunity to win lots of prizes. – / 16last_img read more

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School Eye Care program ‘valuable’

first_img Share Principal of the Petitie Savanne Primary School, Phannel Hillaire interacting with the students and health team during Friday’s screening (Photo credit: Health Promotion)Coordinator of the School Eye Care program, Nurse Joan Henry wants the general public to recognize the value of this program which is being conducted at no cost to parents.Of the thirteen thousand students attending primary and secondary schools across the island, over ten thousand have already been screened in the ‘I Can See Clearly Now’ program.Health officials are screening the student’s vision and body mass index. If further intervention is required regarding their eye care this will be provided, with their parent’s consent, at no cost. The initial cost for the program is nine hundred thousand dollars but that amount is expected to increase.“It is very valuable to our now children, who are going to replace us, and we recognize that… they may have poor performance, not because they are dumb, but because they cannot see,” Nurse Henry told members of the media on Friday 16 June 2017.Henry, who informed that a lot of the children have vision problems, said the health team has discovered that children from Grade K to Grade Six already have problems for Glaucoma.“And most times some children would say to us ‘I told my parents I cannot see and they did not take me on,’” Henrys aid.Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr Kenneth Darroux and other education officials visited the Petite Savanne Primary School which is relocated at Bath Estate on Friday, where the Cuban health team and Dominican nurses were screening the students’ vision. “So I’m not saying that to put parents down but to allow us to know as parents we have a responsibility,” Nurse Henry said.She therefore advised parents to take their children’s complaints seriously and seek medical intervention where necessary.“We have a responsibility to help them to maximize their potential and when they get to a point and they complain about something, please don’t ignore them. It’s better you take them [to the doctor] and it’s not anything, than you don’t take them,” Nurse Henry said. Some of the students screened, Nurse Henry added, have chronic conditions that need continuous intervention. When the team discovers these conditions, these children are referred to their School Health Eye Care Clinic. Dr Shillingford-Ricketts is the consultant ophthalmologist on the program.Photographs compliments of the Health Promotion Team– / 5 Share Sharing is caring! Tweetcenter_img LocalNews School Eye Care program ‘valuable’ by: Dominica Vibes News – June 16, 2017 108 Views   no discussions Sharelast_img read more

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House appoints farm bill conferees

first_imgA new farm bill might finally be on the horizon after the House of Represenatives officially appointed its representatives to the farm bill conference committee on Saturday, allowing official negotiations to begin towards completing a new bill. Republicansnamed Rep. Steve Southerland (Florida) as a conferee to represent GOP leadership, according to a report by Pete Kasperowicz and Erik Wasson in The Hill. Republicans also named 12 members of the House Agriculture Committee and two members from the House Foreign Affairs and Ways and Means Committees, including:Chairman Frank Lucas (Oklahoma), Reps. Steve King (Iowa), Mike Rogers (Alabama), Michael Conaway (Texas), Randy Neugebauer (Texas), Rick Crawford (Arkansas), Glenn Thompson (Pennsylvania), Austin Scott (Gorgia), Martha Roby (Alabama), Kristi Noem (South Dakota), Jeff Denham (California) and Rodney Davis (Illinois).advertisementadvertisementHouse Democratic conferees include Reps. Collin Peterson (Minnesota), Mike McIntyre (North Carolina),Jim Costa (California),Gloria Negrete McLeod (California),Kurt Schrader (Oregon),Jim McGovern (Massachusetts),Tim Walz (Minnesota), Suzan DelBene (Washington), Filemon Vela (Texas), Eliot Engel (New York), Sandy Levin (Michigan) and Marsha Fudge (Ohio).Jim Mulhern, chief operating officer for The National Milk Producers Federation, commended the House on appointing the conferees.“We commend the leadership of the House of Representatives for taking the next crucial step towards completing a new farm bill, and creating a new and better safety net for dairy farmers,” Mulhern said in a prepared statement, noting the organization supports the dairy title language in the Senate farm bill. “With the naming of these House members, negotiations with the Senate can now proceed on a final farm bill package. …“The Senate’s bipartisan Dairy Security Act is the only program designed to both help farmers when they need it most, while also limiting taxpayers’ liability through its market stabilization mechanism. Without the market stabilization program, farmers will continue to suffer prolonged periods of poor margins, while taxpayers will subsidize artificially-low milk prices.” PD—Summarized by PD staff from cited sourcesadvertisementlast_img read more

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OriginGPS Unveils Miniature GNSS Module for L1 + L5 Bands

first_imgOriginGPS has introduced its first dual-frequency GNSS module. Measuring just 10 x 10 mm, the ORG4600-B01 module supports L1 + L5 GNSS reception with one RF port, enabling the use of a low-cost, dual-band antenna delivering sub-1 m accuracy performance in real-world operating conditions. An alternate build option allows for separate L1/L5 RF outputs when dual antennas are required. The ORG4600-B01 is ideally suited for solutions requiring ultra-accurate positioning, such as telematics, IoT and OBD applications. This year has seen several satellites launched into orbit every month, most of them fitted with L5/E5 capabilities, and the Chinese and European Union governments plan to have their satellite constellations fully operational by 2020. OriginGPS developed the ORG4600-B01 module with the BCM47758 GNSS receiver chip from Broadcom Inc. This was the fastest and surest way to add a high-quality dual-frequency module to their portfolio and meet customers’ increasing requirements for ultra-accurate GNSS modules. The new module will enable customers to build solutions with sub-1m accuracy without implementing external components. Size is a crucial parameter in GNSS dual-frequency solutions. This collaboration between Broadcom and OriginGPS has created the industry’s smallest dual-frequency module with ‘no compromise’ quality. For customers seeking an ultra-accurate GNSS solution in a compact form factor, the ORG4600-B01 fits the bill. The collaboration enables Broadcom to reach new markets, such as precision agriculture, security, children tracking and fleet management. OriginGPS is showcasing its products with real-life demos at MWC 2019, Los Angeles, Oct 22-24.last_img read more

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MLB Playoff Predictions

first_img Matt Medley Related Topics At the start of the season, I made my MLB Playoff Predictions.I had 7 out of 10 teams correct, missing out with the St. Louis Cardinals, Kansas City Royals, and Houston Astros.My preseason picks for the World Series were the Boston Red Sox over the San Francisco Giants.That being said, I have some adjustments to make in my picks, having seen six months of baseball.WILD CARDSBlue Jays over OriolesGiants over MetsALDSBlue Jays over Rangers in 4Indians over Red Sox in 5NLDSCubs over Giants in 4Nationals over Dodgers in 5ALCSIndians over Blue Jays in 6NLCSCubs over Nationals in 6World SeriesCubs over Indians in 6center_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

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