Stand for the Land

first_imgDon’t just get outand discover North Carolina’s natural places – take a stand and advocate forland and water conservation so they’re protected forever. 🙌 When you ditch your everyday routine and get outside to hike, bike, run and paddle consider this… Many of North Carolina’s parks, greenways, trails and overlooks that you love to explore are not there by accident. They are the result of careful, consistent and dedicated partnerships between NC land trusts, the local communities they serve, and public funding appropriated by the NC General Assembly. So many things that we can accomplish in our lifetime are fading – but the land can be forever. Enter your email here to join our action alert network and be notified when we need you to join with us in our mission to protect North Carolina’s diverse beauty and stand with us for the land. 💪 Withoutpeople like you reminding your lawmakers and elected officials that land andwater conservation needs to be a priority, this work would not be possible. Moneyfrom the Conservation Trust Funds doesn’t only go to the purchase of conservedlands but it also supports critical upkeep and maintenance required to providesafe access to parks for all of us. 🔨 Enter your email here to be alerted when important land and water conservation policy issues need action. Severalproperties featured on this map of North Carolina outdoor places have beenconserved with generous funding awarded by the Clean Water Management TrustFund and Parks and Recreation Trust Fund including No. 21 Waterrock Knob; No.23, The Orchard at Altapass; and No. 105, Springer’s Point Preserve. To date, atotal of $1.24 billion has beenawarded to worthy land, water, farmland, and park projects across NorthCarolina. North Carolina voters believe land and water conservation are important assets. According to a survey, 77% of registered voters say that protecting the forests is important and 78% say that protecting fishing and wildlife is important. 🎣 If you agree, now is the time to add your voice to an important issue. You’re part of a growing movement. Everyday in North Carolina is like something out of a movie – from the lush, greenforests 🌿 to the sandy dunes of the coast 🏖, there’s something for everyonehere. Even a drive on your morning commute can give you a small glimpse of thebeauty of this state. If, asNorth Carolina residents, we want to continue to enjoy the beauty thatsurrounds us every day, then we need to unite and advocate. We must let thosethat have been appointed to serve us know what issues are close to our hearts. last_img read more

Developer launches first of five projects in Brisbane

first_imgMaple Development Group has launched Arcadia Apartments, a boutique residential development in a quiet pocket of one of Brisbane’s most convenient suburbs, Indooroopilly.A Chinese developer has launched its first project in Australia, with five sites to be developed in Brisbane.The debut project for the Peng Bo Group, one of Beijing’s biggest developers, will be the $20m Arcadia Apartments at Indooroopilly. Maple Development Group has launched Arcadia Apartments, a boutique residential development in a quiet pocket of one of Brisbane’s most convenient suburbs, Indooroopilly.Designed by Brisbane architects HAL (Hayes Anderson Lynch) and the Marsden Collective, Arcadia Apartments will be spread over five levels. Communal facilities will include a rooftop terrace, seating nooks, entertaining spaces, a barbecue area and an outdoor kitchen. Prices start from $576,000. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market19 hours agoMaple Development Group development manager Gilbert Zhu said the firm was driven to create quality projects in convenient locations.“Our projects are principally aimed for the owner-occupier market rather than investors,” he said. “Each project has its own architect and interior design team to ensure individuality for owners with premium design and fittings.”Arcadia Apartments will be constructed on Priory St, and will consist of 29 two and three bedroom apartments with a range of floorplans. Maple Development Group has launched Arcadia Apartments, a boutique residential development in a quiet pocket of one of Brisbane’s most convenient suburbs, Indooroopilly.It will be developed by the company’s local arm, Maple Development Group, and will be delivered by Queensland-based company Constructions Group. Link Plus Real Estate sales manager Lillian Mu, who is marketing the Arcadia Apartments, said the project’s location would be a big plus for buyers.“Indooroopilly is one of those unique suburbs that combines high levels of local amenity (and) easy access to the city,” she said.Maple Development Group director Nick Liu said the company was establishing itself in Queensland, developing a pipeline of projects that would ensure a steady supply of residences for those seeking to downsize.The company has acquired sites at Woolloongabba (25 apartments), two sites in St Lucia (over 30 apartments) and one on Coronation Drive.last_img read more

Portsmouth rocked by early morning gunshots

first_img Share Share LocalNews Portsmouth rocked by early morning gunshots by: – January 4, 2012 Sharing is caring! 339 Views   22 commentscenter_img Share Tweet Armstrong DrigoVillagers in the second town of Portsmouth, specifically those in the Cotton hill, Gutter area say they are traumatized after hearing a series of gunshot in that area this morning.According to a villager who wishes to remain anonymous, “Around 7 o’clock this morning I was just getting ready to go to work when I heard a loud explosive noise followed by a series of them. I would say about 15 of them in the Cotton Hill area that’s about North of the Portsmouth Secondary School in Gutter. The gunshots came from around the home of Armstrong Drigo, a very popular person in Portsmouth. The whole community is shocked and traumatized by the incident is like we do not know who is next”.Dominica Vibes News has been reliably informed that Drigo was questioned and released by the Police in connection with the shooting incident which claimed the life of twenty-two year old Tyson “Boyee” Thomas of that same village in December, 2011. It would appear that Drigo was led away from his house and shot execution style as his body was found riddled with bullets in a grassy area a short distance from his home.Dominica Vibes News will however seek an official report from the Police Public Relations Officer and provide the details as soon as it becomes available.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

Cricket News IPL 2019 Auction: Five overseas players who might fetch big bucks

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: The Indian Premier League 2019 auction is just a couple of days away. The event, which will be held in Jaipur, will feature 346 players go under the hammer. There are a total of nine overseas players in the Rs 2 crore elite base price bracket. However, there are other international players who are priced at a lower rate and could become either wonderful bargain buys or rake in huge sums of money. With most Australian players unavailable for majority of the IPL due to World Cup commitments, players from New Zealand, West Indies, South Africa and this time, England can be expected to get huge money in the auction. Here are some of the foreign players to look out for in the 2019 IPL Auction.1.)    Sam Curran – Base price of Rs 2 croreThe England hurt India with both bat and ball in the recently concluded Test series. His big-hitting lower down the order and his sensible bowling, combined with a wonderful game situation awareness, has made him a hot property in international cricket. With his availability confirmed for the full tournament, most franchises might go all out for his services.2.)    Shimron Hetmyer – Base price of Rs 50 lakhsHis explosive batting in the series against India grabbed plenty of attention. His 106 and 94 in the first two ODIs displayed all the traits of Caribbean cricket, fearless, full of flair and dashing strokeplay. The youngster could be one of the biggest buys in this edition of the IPL.3.)    Lockie Ferguson – Base price of Rs 1 croreHe has pace and was one of the most economical bowlers for Rising Pune Supergiant during the IPL 2017 campaign. Ferguson’s ability to extract pace and bounce on placid wickets is what gives him an advantage. In his recent international outing, he took 5/45 against Pakistan and many teams might be tempted to use him primarily as a strike bowler.4.)    Jason Holder – Base price of Rs 75 lakhsThe West Indies skipper provides leadership and has been one of the key players for the side with both bat and ball. On current form, Holder will be a vital asset to the side in addition to his leadership skills.5.)    Joe Denly – Base price of Rs 1 croreHe made a grand comeback to the international stage after a gap of eight years. On his comeback, he picked up 4/19 and chipped in with a useful 20 to win the match and also the Man of the Match award. Denly’s exploits in the Big Bash League and in the Pakistan Super League could make him a useful utility all-rounder in a franchise. last_img read more

England close in on victory after Stokes’ burst

first_img…SA still 375 short of their target on final dayLONDON (Reuters) – England ripped apart South Africa’s top order in Sunday’s final session at the Oval to bear down on a victory that would put them 2-1 up with one to play in the four-Test series.Two wickets from successive balls in Ben Stokes’ third over removed Quinton de Kock (5) and Faf du Plessis (0) and ended faint South Africa hopes of mounting a rearguard action in pursuit of their nominal target of 492.Although Stokes failed to record what would have been the first-ever Test hat-trick at the Oval, the damage was done. Du Plessis’ wicket, lbw without playing a shot to a first-ball inswinger, was a particular blow, with South Africa needing their captain to survive at least into Monday.The tourists limped to the close on 117-4, still 375 short of their target with a day’s play remaining.The battling Dean Elgar was unbeaten on 72 despite a painful blow to his finger, and Temba Bavuma on 16, as England turned to Moeen Ali to try to secure another breakthrough.Elgar had been fortunate to survive on nine, dropped by Keaton Jennings at third slip off Jimmy Anderson, and went on to strike seven fours in his 77-ball half-century.No one else provided much resistance. Before Stokes struck, Stuart Broad removed opener Heino Kuhn for 11 and Toby Roland-Jones dismissed Hashim Amla for the second time in the match, this time having South Africa’s danger man sharply caught by Joe Root in the slips for five.England have a further 98 overs available on Monday to complete the victory and vindicate Root’s decision to delay his declaration to apply maximum pressure to South Africa.England’s new captain eventually called time when Jonny Bairstow was dismissed before tea after a breezy 63 which lifted England, who had resumed on 74-1, to 313-8After Jennings departed early for a painstaking 48, debutant Tom Westley pushed on to a maiden half-century, an innings that should ensure an extended run at England’s problem number three spot.Westley went on to make 59 before he was stumped misjudging a dash at Keshav Maharaj. Root (50) followed soon afterwards, top-edging the same bowler after recording a half-century for the ninth successive match.England gradually accelerated with Stokes (31) and Roland-Jones (23 not out) joining Bairstow in some lusty blows as England’s lead extended way beyond the test record for a successful final innings run chase of 418.If South Africa fail to survive on Monday, it will complete a one-sided sequence in each of the tests. England won by 211 runs at Lord’s before South Africa hit back with an even more emphatic 340-run victory at Trent Bridge.The final Test starts in Manchester on Friday, Aug. 4.ENGLAND 1st innings 353 (B. Stokes 112, A. Cook 88)South Africa 1st innings 175 (T. Bavuma 52; T. Roland-Jones 5-57)England 2nd innings (Overnight: 74-1)A. Cook b M. Morkel 7K. Jennings c Morris b Rabada 48T. Westley st de Kock b Maharaj 59J. Root c M. Morkel b Maharaj 50D. Malan lbw b Morris 10B. Stokes b Morris 31J. Bairstow c Rabada b Maharaj 63M. Ali ` run out (, Bavuma) 8T. Roland-Jones not out 23Extras (lb-11 w-3) 14Total (for 8 wickets declared, 79.5 overs) 313Fall of wickets: 1-30 A. Cook,2-92 K. Jennings,3-170 T. Westley,4-180 J. Root,5-202 D. Malan,6-251 B. Stokes,7-265 M. Ali,8-313 J. BairstowDid not bat: S. Broad, J. AndersonBowling: M. Morkel 19 – 6 – 44 – 1(w-1), V. Philander 15 – 3 – 54 – 0(w-2)K. Rabada 18 – 4 – 56 – 1,C. Morris 11 – 0 – 70 – 2,K. Maharaj 13.5 – 2 – 50 – 3,D. Elgar 3 – 0 – 28 – 0South Africa 2nd innings (Target: 492 runs)H. Kuhn b Broad 11D. Elgar not out 72H. Amla c Root b Roland-Jones 5Q. de Kock b Stokes 5F. du Plessis lbw b Stokes 0T. Bavuma not out 16Extras (lb-5 nb-3) 8Total (for 4 wickets, 38 overs) 117Fall of wickets: 1-21 H. Kuhn,2-47 H. Amla,3-52 Q. de Kock,4-52 F. du PlessisTo bat: V. Philander, C. Morris, K. Maharaj, K. Rabada, M. MorkelBowling: J. Anderson 8 – 0 – 20 – 0, S. Broad 10 – 3 – 27 – 1,T. Roland-Jones 7 – 1 – 20 – 1, B. Stokes 8 – 0 – 29 – 2(nb-3),M. Ali 5 – 2 – 16 – 0.last_img

DeGale wins to retain European title

first_imgJames DeGale retained his European super-middleweight title with a unanimous points decision against Frenchman Hadillah Mohoumadi at Glow, Bluewater.Harlesden’s former Olympic champion picked his one-paced but persistent opponent off with eye-catching shots throughout, but had his stamina tested in the second half of the fight.He made a commanding start, catching Mohoumadi with a left uppercut followed by a straight right in the opening round.But the French champion, who has never been stopped, was able to keep plodding forward and was clearly intent on making his fitness tell in the latter stages.DeGale, making his debut under new promoter Mick Hennessy, landed with a big right in the fifth round and was impressive in the seventh, but by that stage was clearly feeling the pace.When he took the centre of the ring he was able to pepper his opponent with a variety of shots, but as he tired DeGale spent much of the contest against the ropes, content to conserve energy and land with counter-punches as Mohoumadi duly walked in.By the end of the ninth DeGale looked alarmingly ragged, but in the all-important last three rounds he produced much of his best work.He was excellent in the 10th, catching his man with several hard shots which, finally, seemed to shake Mohoumadi.And he stayed on top in the final rounds and was given a resounding verdict by the  judges, who scored the bout 119-109, 117-111 and 116-112.See also:Harrison destroyed by Price in first round’Lazy’ DeGale determined to sharpen upDeGale to take on Colombian veteranDeGale aiming to end the year in styleDeGale keen to produce sharper displayFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Bryant Young on current 49ers despite Ravens loss: ‘Excitement in the air’

first_imgBryant Young was a stud. Probably still is.He stood 6-foot-3 and weighed an immovable 291 pounds during his years as an awe-inspiring defensive lineman for the 49ers.He was as pleasant as a summer breeze off the field. He quietly commanded total respect on the field.For decades the 49ers’ most prestigious honor has been the Len Eshmont Award, which exemplifies the “inspiration and courageous play” of an original 49er who died before his time. B.Y. won the award. Eight times. In 12 years. …last_img read more

Infographic: the life and work of Oliver Tambo

first_imgOn 27 October South Africa commemorates what would have been the 100th birthday of Oliver Tambo, one of the country’s most important revolutionary leaders. Here is an overview of Tambo’s history and significance in the country’s transition from apartheid to democracy.South African political icon Oliver Tambo embodied the values of unity, sacrifice, humility, honesty, discipline and mutual respect. In 2017, the country commemorates the centenary of Tambo’s birth. (Image: Wikipedia)CD AndersonSources: South African History Online, The Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation, WikipediaWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Discovering Great iPhone Apps: 5 Recommendation Services Compared

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#mobile#web Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement marshall kirkpatrick What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces The iPhone App Store is a blessing and a curse. It’s one of the best things about the mobile platform, but it’s so popular that finding great new apps to download can be a real challenge. Where there’s a monetizable pain-point, services will flower! Enter a variety of new iPhone app recommendation services that aim to point you toward your next download and pocket the affiliate fees for paid apps.Below we’ve posted a chart comparing the features of 5 new services for iPhone app discovery: Apple’s own App Genius, a new social app discovery service called Chorus that launched to great press coverage this morning, a simple mobile sharing service called AppsFire, a remarkably similar service called Yappler and Appolicious, a website like Delicious for iPhone apps.Comparing 5 iPhone App Recommendation Services Different people will want to use different apps in this matrix to suit their different needs. The boxes in yellow are my personal favorite implementations of each feature in question. Here’s why.Best mobile interface: App Genius, Apple’s own service inside the app store. It’s simple, it works quickly, gives fun recommendations on the phone and has easy access to app reviews. No one else has beat it, yet.Best web interface: Appolicious is awesome. There’s a lot of things it doesn’t do well, but it’s web interface is fun to read, feature rich and solid. It’s not a sharing service, it’s a discovery service – and for that it does a good job. Yappler’s is pretty good, too. No one is doing a great job of tying web and mobile together.Best sharing: Appsfire. Sharing apps is so easy with Appsfire I regularly fire it up just to share a link to Appsfire itself, then I add on a couple of other recommendations. Launch the app, click some of your apps you want to share with someone, then the share button opens an email with Appsfire links to all the selected apps. It’s a fast, easy way to point someone to apps you think they’d like. The fact that you can do it from your phone to someone you’re having a conversation with is key.Best recommendations: None. No one is doing a terribly good job at this, the most important feature. Chorus, the much-hyped new social recommendation service, appears promising but so far only offers an activityfeed view of a cold-start friends network with vague friend import options and a completely impersonal looking “recommended” section. Did we mention the spammy Twitter messages the company says it’s going to soon stop sending through your account? The fake-looking testimonials from users on the company’s home page? Ugh.It’s disappointing that no one has nailed this yet, but it’s very early days.Autodiscovery of the apps you already have: Everyone does it, Yappler has the best user experience in doing it.Discussion: Applocious is the best place to learn a lot about an app before downloading it. Yappler is a close second. Inclusion of video, screenshots, local and App Store reviews and other features are what make these two services stand out.So…which of these should you try? That depends on what you’re looking for, but I’d personally recommend checking out Appsfire and Appolicious right away. All of the services are worth checking out, though. Someone’s going to knock this out of the park and become the Yellow Pages of iPhone apps. We’re not there yet, though. The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technologylast_img read more