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South Africans urged to take a walk

first_img5 October 2015South Africans were reminded to take the first step towards an active lifestyle by walking around their neighbourhoods by Sport and Recreation Minister Fikile Mbalula, who launched World Walking Month and National Recreation Day on 2 October.Thousands of South Africans participated in the annual Big Walk yesterday, a recreational event held by Mbalula’s department. It said the Big Walk was conceived as a result of increased obesity and lifestyle diseases. The main aim of the walk and National Recreation Day was to encourage South Africans to embrace recreation and a healthy lifestyle.The initiative coincides with October Transport Month, an annual national programme that promotes eco-mobility and the use of public transport over private cars.Watch Mbalula speak about the importance of recreational activities:National Recreation Day events took place around the country:Halaala KZN…totally loving what you are up to today in honoring NATIONAL RECREATION DAY #Ichoose2BActive RT https://t.co/OH7rzOadsG— Dep. Sport & Rec (@SPORTandREC_RSA) Octobe r 2, 2015The fun happening at Tshwane Events centre today: Sack race at the Kiddies corner…#Ichoose2BActive pic.twitter.com/MkwmwFTIPo— Dep. Sport & Rec (@SPORTandREC_RSA) Octobe r 2, 2015The Big WalkThe Big Walk was held at the Tshwane Events Centre at Fountains Valley Resort and included various types of races and sports events.The Association for International Sport for All (Tafisa) was behind the walking month, explained the department, which is an affiliate member of the association.Huge growth has been recorded for the walk, which was first held in 2012. That year, 3 800 people took part; this year, there were more than 15 000 participants. It included 5km, 10km and 15km routes through the resort and the Voortrekker Monument.The EcoMobility World Festival“Walking is cool. Cycling is cool. Let us make it possible to stay healthy. If you walk or cycle you can reduce your weight, and reduce the chances of getting diseases,” Transport Minister Dipuo Peters said on 4 October when she officially launched the EcoMobility World Festival Sandton, Johannesburg.The festival, running throughout October, is aimed at encouraging residents to park their cars and make use of public transport, walk or cycle in Sandton, the city’s economic hub. It will mitigate traffic congestion that affects business and economy and address environmental concerns caused by carbon.Peters said South Africa had a national climate change response strategy.“We are committed to sustainable development. We are committed to ensure that we build cities of tomorrow, by making sure that we can move with the new technology. We also want to make sure that this technology will create jobs for our people.”Gauteng Premier David Makhura envisaged the success of the festival, saying he would love to see it being developed into a lifestyle after October ended.He echoed the minister’s call for people to use public transport. “It is cool to use public transport. Public transport promotes social cohesion and it protects our environment,” he said.Watch Makhura explain the effects of the eco-mobility festival:Yeom Tae-Young, the mayor of the Korean city of Suwon, was among the international guests who attended the official opening. His city was the first to host the festival in 2014. He said eco-mobility was good in that it promoted social change and integration.Source: SAnews.gov and South Africa.info reporterlast_img read more

Solar Raises Its Voice in the Job Market

first_imgLate last month the Department of Energy noted that the Weatherization Assistance Program, which was greatly expanded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, had since 2009 increased the energy efficiency of more than 500,000 low-income homes and employed more than 14,000 weatherizers and workers in the energy efficiency supply chain.One of the most high-profile support industries in the energy efficiency realm is, of course, the solar industry. Like the WAP, whose bureaucratic complexities caused it to stumble out of the gate in many states and land in the crosshairs of conservative critics, the solar industry has gained notoriety with the half-billion-dollar failure of Solyndra. At the same time, however, it also is gaining credibility as an employer of some significance and a deployer of technology that can greatly reduce reliance on the grid for electric power.On September 19, the nonprofit Solar Foundation summarized preliminary data from an analysis titled “National Solar Jobs Census 2011: A Review of the U.S. Solar Workforce,” which shows that solar businesses added 6,735 new workers in all 50 states since August 2010, representing a 6.8% annual growth rate. That growth rate, the Solar Foundation points out, contrasts sharply with the nearly flat jobs growth in the overall economy. During the same period, the report adds, the fossil-fuel electric generation workforce shrunk by about 2%.Still an emerging playerOverall, the solar industry workforce is still relatively tiny, having grown from 46,000 in 2009 to about 100,000 today. But as commercial building owners and homeowners look to cut energy costs – and hedge against rising fuel costs – solar power, coupled with design and construction techniques that increase buildings’ energy efficiency, likely will become a bigger player in the economy, even if the U.S. isn’t leading the charge in innovation and manufacturing. Since 2010, the Solar Energy Industries Association notes in a recent report, demand for photovoltaic systems has grown about 70%.Conducted by the Solar Foundation and Green LMI (a division of BW Research Partnership) with technical assistance from Cornell University, the census examines employment throughout the industry, including installation, wholesale trade, manufacturing, utilities and all other fields, and includes growth rates and job numbers for 31 separate occupations. It also examines solar employment at the state level.The full report will be available at Solar Power International ’11, a trade show and conference scheduled for October 17-20 in Dallas.last_img read more

J&K administration amends reservation rule for border dwellers, backwards areas category

first_imgThe Jammu and Kashmir administration has amended reservation rules for border dwellers and backward areas category, officials said here Tuesday. The amendment was carried out through a notification issued late Monday night by the Social Welfare Department, the officials said. They said the department amended the rules for “person claiming reservation on backward area or an area near the Line of Actual Control/International Border Jammu and Kashmir.”“In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 23 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act 2004 and all other relevant provisions of law in this behalf, the Government of Jammu and Kashmir hereby directs that clause (III) of Rule 21 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Rules, 2005 shall be substituted by the following namely.“A person claiming the benefit on the grounds that he/she belongs to an identified backward area or an area near the Line of Actual Control/International Border, must establish that he/she has resided in the area for a period of not less than 15 years prior to the date of application and is actually residing in the said area,” the Statutory Regulatory Order (SRO) 321 read. It said a person shall not be disentitled from claiming this benefit only on the ground that his or her father or the person on whom he or she is dependent is living in a place which is not identified as backward or area near the Line of Actual Control or IB on account of his employment, business, other professional or vocational reasons and migration from one place to another place within the respective division due to security reasons.last_img read more

Cousins’ triple-double powers Pelicans past Cavs

first_imgTyphoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH LATEST STORIES John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA Pelicans: Host the Orlando Magic on Monday night. MOST READ Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC New Orleans Pelicans forward DeMarcus Cousins goes to the basket against Cleveland Cavaliers guard JR Smith (5) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS — DeMarcus Cousins came to the bench for the final time as the crowd rose to its feet. He exchanged high fives with Pelicans teammates and fans on the baseline, then motioned to the crowd with his raised right hand to keep the adulation coming.If Cousins, Anthony Davis and Jrue Holiday keep playing the way they did against LeBron James’ Cavaliers, there will be plenty more scenes like that.ADVERTISEMENT Cousins had 29 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists, and the Pelicans pulled away for a convincing 123-101 victory over Cleveland on Saturday night.“I enjoy winning. Don’t you?” Cousins said when asked about his interplay with the jubilant crowd. “If we play like this on a nightly basis, we’ve got a very good chance of being the team that we want to be.”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 shutoutDavis added 30 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks to help New Orleans win for the third time in four games. New Orleans’ All-Star frontcourt tandem had help from the backcourt, too, with Holiday scoring 29 points and E’Twaun Moore 24 as the Pelicans shot better than 53 percent.“We’re locked in as a unit. We feel like we can battle with the best of them. We’re starting to understand what it takes to win games,” said Cousins, who’s played in only 22 games with Davis since the trade that brought Cousins from Sacramento after last season’s All-Star Game. Wade, meanwhile, recalled Miami’s middling start when he and James first became teammates there in the 2010-11 season.“It just takes time to get that continuity,” Wade said. “At some point, we’ll get tired of being a .500 ball club.”EARLY PUSHMoore, who is starting while New Orleans awaits the recovery of Rajon Rando from a preseason core muscle injury, helped the Pelicans build an early double-digit lead. He hit his first five shots — three of them from 3-point range — and the last of those made it 40-27 early in the second quarter.WADE’S NEW WORLDWade came off the bench for a second straight game, but didn’t seem to mind.“I like the role that coach has me in,” Wade said. “Put the ball in my hands, allow me to make plays, allow me to score and attack and be myself.”He looked fine after missing one game with a left knee bruise. He drove past Holiday for one, soaring two-handed dunk and also set up a graceful floater with a behind-the-back move.UP NEXTCavaliers: Host the New York Knicks on Sunday night. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “We’re still learning how to play with one another, but the ball movement’s been good lately. Defensively, we’ve been good.”Cousins mostly scored on powerful inside moves, once dribbling through three converging defenders. He also tossed in the sporadic 3. Davis provided his usual mix of decisive spot-up jumpers and crowd-pleasing dunks, either on the break or crashing the boards for put-backs. Holiday complemented penetrating dribble drives with four 3s.“We’re going to be a special team,” Davis said. “We don’t feel it. We know it.”Kevin Love had 26 points and 11 rebounds for the Cavs, who were without Derrick Rose and trailed most of the game. James had 18 points and Dwyane Wade 15 for Cleveland, which has lost three of four.After trailing by 13 at halftime, Cleveland briefly appeared to be taking control with a 21-7 run during which Love hit three 3s, grabbed four rebounds and added an assist.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Bellinger, Dodgers top Astros to tie World Series 2-2 “We were playing with a lot of confidence. Guys were shooting their shots, not thinking twice about it,” Love said of the Cavs’ third-quarter surge to a brief 73-72 lead. “When we play like that, we’re tough. We just haven’t put together a good 48-minute span.”Cousins’ three-point play on a driving layup and Holiday’s 3 were bookends of a 12-2 run that put New Orleans back up by nine, and the Pelicans never trailed again.Love briefly left the game after falling to the floor, clutching his left knee under the basket. He returned in the fourth quarter, but the Pelicans put the game away with a 13-3 run, capped by Holiday’s fourth 3-pointer, which made it 108-89.“They’re a tough team to defend,” Love said.TIP-INSCavaliers: Although Rose previously sounded optimistic that his left ankle sprain would be healed enough to play in New Orleans, coach Tyronn Lue said before the game that Rose was still in pain. “I don’t know about a setback, but he still had soreness this morning when he tried to warm up,” Lue said. … Lue added that he inserted the 6-foot-5 Iman Shumpert in the starting lineup against New Orleans because he felt that was the best option for defending the 6-4 Holiday.Pelicans: Newly acquired F Josh Smith made his debut late in the first quarter for his first NBA action since the 2015-16 season. He made his only shot and grabbed two rebounds in a little less than seven minutes. … The Pelicans finished 13 of 31 (41.9 percent) from 3-point range.NO PANICJames, Love and Wade all said Cavs are unhappy with their recent play, but aren’t about to overreact after six games.“We know we have to get a lot better. We’re frustrated,” Love said. “But in no way are we going to panic.” Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters 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 QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 View commentslast_img read more

Priyanka Chopra croons lullaby for Mary Kom

first_imgActress-singer Priyanka Chopra has sung a lullaby in her forthcoming film Mary Kom, a biopic on the five-time World Champion boxer.”I have sung a lori (lullaby) in the film, which comes in the important part of the film. It’s a very intimate conversation between the mother and child and yes, it was fun. It has a good tune,” said Priyanka. She was speaking at the trailer launch of Mary Kom.Priyanka Chopra at Mary Kom trailer launchDirector Omung Kumar got ample support from Mary Kom during the making of the movie, which will release September 5.In the last few years, Bollywood has successfully churned out films based on sportsmen like Paan Singh Tomar and Bhaag Milkha Bhaag.Many feel that sports based films have become trendy in filmdom, but Priyanka begs to differ.She said: “This is the first film on a female athlete and it is very disrespectful to say it’s a trend.”last_img read more

18 days agoMan Utd midfielder Pogba working his way to full fitness in Dubai

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Man Utd midfielder Pogba working his way to full fitness in Dubaiby Paul Vegas18 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United midfielder Paul Pogba is working his way to full fitness in Dubai.Pogba has given embattled Manchester United boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer an injury boost by stepping up his return from injury in an Instagram post.The World Cup winner has battled with an ankle injury since the end of August and though he played the full 90 minutes in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal in the Premier League last Monday, the midfielder has missed United’s last two matches. The midfielder, though, is expected to be back playing for United after the international break and could make his return in a crucial game at table toppers Liverpool on October 18. The United star uploaded a 20-second clip of him working out on an exercise bike on a rooftop in Dubai. last_img read more

Ohio State Football: Video: This Is How Ohio State’s Taylor Decker, One Of The Country’s Best OT, Prepares For The Season

first_imgOhio State OL Taylor Decker working out in the offseason.Ohio State OL Taylor DeckerEver wonder how offensive linemen hone their craft and prepare for the upcoming season? Wonder no more. Ohio State has released a short workout video featuring senior offensive tackle Taylor Decker, one of the country’s best players at his position and a potential first-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft. Check it out: Our leader Taylor Decker putting in work to be the best. The Grind! pic.twitter.com/6hOCYwBg4A— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) June 4, 2015Good luck trying to get to the quarterback when he’s in front of you, defensive linemen.last_img read more

Anti-Drug Fight: Over 500 Tons of Cannabis Seized in 2013: Minister

first_imgRabat – More than 500 tons of cannabis were seized in 2013 as part of efforts to fight against drug trafficking led by Morocco, in accordance with its international commitments in this area, said Thursday in Rabat, Minister of Communication, government spokesman Mustapha El Khalfi.The government is driven by a clear desire to fight against drug trafficking, said El Khalfi during a press briefing at the end of the weekly cabinet meeting.According to the minister, there is a progress made in this area, as evidenced by the statistics related to drug seizure operations and the increase of economic development policies for the areas used for this illegal cultivation.last_img read more

Womens volleyball OSU hosting two pivotal Big Ten home matches

Ohio State’s libero Valeria Leon passes a ball in the regional quarterfinal versus Washington on December 11, 2015. Credit: Ohio State AthleticsOn Oct. 1, the No. 19 Ohio State women’s volleyball team stunned the fans in Lincoln, Nebraska, as they conquered the defending national champions and No. 1 team in the country, the Nebraska Huskers, in four sets. On Friday, the Huskers will travel to Columbus for another matchup – and it’s safe to say the Huskers will be out for revenge. In what will be OSU’s only second home match this season, they will be playing Nebraska for the final go-around of the season. Since the Buckeyes last saw the Huskers on Oct. 1, Nebraska has dropped down to the No. 2 spot in the nation with OSU once again holding the No. 19 position. The Buckeyes won’t have much time before they take on the Iowa Hawkeyes on Saturday, also at St. John Arena. OSU head coach Geoff Carlston said his team will have to prepare for each of the teams mentally, physically, and tactically because each of the opponents are different from the other. Since the Huskers’ last meeting with the Buckeyes, the team has added two more tallies to their win column with sweeps against Indiana and Purdue. They now hold 14-1 record overall. The Huskers also hold a perfect record on the road (4-0). Carlston said if his team wants to have the same success they did during their last meeting with Nebraska, they’ll need to maintain their composure. “For us, it’s replicating, if anything, the poise that we showed,” he said. “The ‘next point, this point’ mentality that we showed – I thought that was something we really did well.” The Buckeyes are the only school in the conference to record a non-losing record (4-4) vs. Nebraska since the Huskers joined the conference in 2011.Following their battle with Nebraska, the Buckeyes will host the Hawkeyes. Iowa is currently ranked above OSU in the Big Ten standings at 4-2. They boast a 14-4 record with wins over Purdue and Indiana. Carlston said he and Iowa head coach Bond Shymansky are good friends, and Carlston knows how well Shymansky can guide his team. “They’re very different than Nebraska. Our challenge will be trying to figure out how we want to break up the next couple days in terms of preparation,” he said. Now 50 days into the 2016 season, OSU has only played on St. John’s court once (Northwestern, Sept. 28). Carlston said exactly how taxing the opening part of his season has been. “This is the longest road trip, most difficult beginning of any season I’ve had as a coach,” he said. With the opportunity to host a weekend of home play, some Buckeye team members expressed their happiness about playing in a familiar place. “We’ve only had one home game so far, so being back home will be comforting and just really awesome to be back in our own locker room and our own beds,” said freshman outside hitter Brooke Bailey. Bailey’s teammate, senior libero Valeria León, echoed her thoughts. “It feels like the Northwestern match was forever ago. We love playing here,” León said. “We love playing in front of our Buckeye fans, so that’s definitely something we’re looking forward to.” León is just 35 digs away from breaking the OSU career dig record. She has already scraped up 271 balls this season and is averaging 4.71/digs per set. It’s possible that she could secure her place in Buckeye history as soon as this weekend. She said to even be within reach of this accomplishment is a huge honor. “When you first come here, you never think you’ll even be talking about this, so it’s really cool, and I feel really blessed,” she said. León also had some veteran advice about what her team needs to do to anchor down two more wins at home this weekend. “We need to just go out there and play volleyball (and) have fun,” León said. “The Big Ten is a battle — we knew it was going to be a battle. The Buckeye battle with their Big Ten opponents will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday against the Huskers, followed by the Hawkeyes at 6 p.m. on Saturday. read more

Womens gymnastics No 19 Ohio State snags win in final rotation against

Ohio State junior Taylor Harrison preforms on balance beam in St. John Arena on Feb. 18 with her teammates watching from the side. Credit: Megan Russell | Lantern reporterAfter closely trailing the Mountaineers before entering the final rotation, the Ohio State women’s gymnastics team sealed a victory with strong performances on floor against West Virginia on Saturday.The Buckeyes posted a 49.200 on floor to tally a final score of 196.075-195.800 over West Virginia. “Our last three kids on floor are dynamite, and so I knew they were going to have to go a 9.800 or better to win the meet,” OSU coach Carey Fagan said. “You could tell — once that momentum started building deeper in our lineup — it was going to be really hard for West Virginia to stay with us.”In the first rotation on vault, junior Alexis Mattern scored a team-high 9.900 to take first overall in the event. Mattern also posted her second 9.900 of the night on floor.“This is actually the first time I’ve ever done that in my career,” Mattern said. “I may not have had the highest overall scores I’ve ever had, but consistency wise, it was one of my more consistent nights, so I’m happy with it.” In the second rotation on the uneven bars, Mattern also scored a career-high of 9.875 to take first in the event while sophomore Kaitlyn Hofland posted a 9.850 to finish in second. Senior Tenille Funches also earned a season-high of 9.825 on uneven bars.Olivia Aepli had two false starts before completing her routine on bars for the team-low of 8.750.“Olivia normally goes 9.900 on bars, and that’s the type of performance we need,” Fagan said. “Not everybody on the team has 9.900 potential, but the ones that do have that 9.900 potential, they have to come through. So little things like that can be frustrating.” At the midpoint of the meet, OSU led the Mountaineers by a meager .025.On balance beam, junior Stefanie Merkle started the lineup for OSU, posting a 9.775 to tie for third in the event with freshman Amanda Huang. Junior Taylor Harrison took first in the event with a strong score for the team of 9.875 and to tie her season-high.“Normally, going in, being last on beam — even when somebody falls or the scores are low — I try not to let that mess with my head,” Harrison said. “I just know that when I get up there, I do what I do every single day in the gym. So today, going into that routine, I felt very confident.”Heading into the final rotation, the Buckeyes trailed West Virginia 146.875-146.775.The final three performers for the floor event propelled the OSU team to set them up for the win. Those included Harrison who posted a career-high of 9.875 to take third in the event behind Mattern’s 9.900, while Merkle scored a close 9.850 behind Harrison. “I think the highlight for me was probably the last three floor routines because they knew and they could feel that the meet was on the line,” Fagan said. “And so, for them to come out and really hit really solid routines, I think it will build their confidence, and it builds the team’s confidence too.”Mattern placed first in the all-around with a 39.375. read more