Giants make big schedule change for night games at AT&T

first_imgThe Giants can’t promise they’ll get off to a better start in 2019, but at least their night games will be getting off to earlier starts.In a letter to season ticket holders, Giants president Larry Baer revealed weeknight game times at AT&T will begin at 6:45 p.m., 30 minutes earlier than previous seasons.Baer said the earlier starting times for home games on Monday through Thursday will “better serve fans and families during the work week.”The Giants’ “Orange Fridays” will continue to start …last_img read more

R23m upgrade for Cape port

first_img12 March 2004The South African Port Operations – a division of parastatal Transnet – has introduced a state-of-the-art technology at the Cape Town container terminal to improve and manage capacity at the facility.Nad Govender, the general manager of operations in the Western Cape, said SAPO will acquire four new Kalmar straddle carriers to handle the increase in the number of container traffic at the port.The port of Cape Town provides services for containers as well as general cargo port callers.The port handles cargo from the Americas, Africa, Oceania, Asia, and Europe.Govender said SAPO had reclaimed a portion of the port to cater for the influx of containers into the harbour.The four berths at the port, which were at different levels, create problems for arriving vessels, Govender said, adding that the six cranes at the harbour, which differed in size, were also inadequate to cater for the increased movement of cargo.He said the Port of Cape Town has six cranes in the terminal, four of which are 25 years old, the other two eight years old.Govender said SAPO will buy eight new Super Panamax ship-to-shore gantry cranes over a six-year period.“Four of these will replace the existing Demag cranes and the other four will add to the Container Gantry cranes.“We have reclaimed a portion and created additional capacity for containers, which has given us the capacity to handle the volume,” he said.The port operator has invested R23-million for new straddle carriers, which will increase the current fleet from 23 to 27.“This will increase the throughput capacity of the terminal by allowing us to stack containers higher,” Govender said.He added that SAPO had installed 404 additional reefer points to accommodate the growth in refrigerated container cargo, and was also in the process of installing remote reefer monitoring and control systems to improve service delivery.In the 2004/2005 financial year the terminal is expected to handle 480 000 TEU containers, representing a 3.5 percent increase on the previous year’s volumes.Govender added that this growth will continue.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Owami celebrates women as active citizens

first_img‘Be Bold For Change’ – The theme for the third inaugural Owami Women Play Your Part Recognition Awards that took place on Thursday 21 September 2017 at La Toscana in Fourways to celebrate women who are socially and economically responsible, influential and engaged at a local community level.Brand South Africa and Owami Women congratulates all the women who were recognised and trusts that they will inspire more South Africans to play their part. (Image: Mathiba Molefe)Phindi MadunaThe third inaugural Owami Women Play Your Part Recognition Awards took place on Thursday 21 September 2017 at La Toscana in Fourways to celebrate women who are socially and economically responsible, influential and engaged at a local community level. This year’s theme was ‘Be Bold For Change’.Women are an important part of South African society who have been contributing to lessening many of South Africa’s social, economic and political challenges for years. The many social, economic and political achievements of South Africa are due to the combined energies of women from different walks of life and they must be shown appreciation. This is the basis for the partnership between Brand South Africa and Owami Women.“The National Development Plan recognises that although progress has been made to improve the lives of women; discrimination, patriarchal beliefs and poor access to quality education and career opportunities persist”, said the deputy minister of communications, Tandi Mahambehlala.The awards focus on recognising and celebrating women who are developing their communities and are playing their part in the areas of education, entrepreneurship, and skills development. Owami Women and Brand South Africa called on the country to nominate women they believed play their part and contribute towards a positive social change in our nation.Deputy minister of communications, Tandi Mahambehlala’s positive keynote address reiterated that “the National Development Plan recognises that although progress has been made to improve the lives of women; discrimination, patriarchal beliefs and poor access to quality education and career opportunities persists”.Women of all ages converged in Monte Casino’s La Toscana in Fourways to celebrate the achievements of South African women and inspire the next generation of young women to take up the challenge and pursue greatness.The deputy minister was followed by the acting chief executive of the SABC, Nomsa Philiso, who was the guest speaker. She shared some motivating anecdotes about the role that bold women have played in her life saying: “What inspires me are women that go for it but do not leave people behind”. She encouraged others to “get people to believe in themselves. It takes nothing away from you”.This year the following women were recognised:Dr Sheena Geness from the Geness Foundation in GautengOfentse Nhlengethwa from Lebone II College in North WestAobakwe Tsheloane from Lebone II College in North WestNangamso Khoza from the Inqubela foundation in the Eastern CapeRahab Matebane from the Mapitsi Foundation in GautengNabilah Plaatjies from I love ZA in GautengPontsho Manzi from Fabulous Woman in GautengShamila Ramjawan from the Princess D CupLetlotlo Morule from Lebone II College in North WestMargaret Ramatsobane from Sizakele Social and Education Programme in GautengLouise van Rhyn from Symphonia in GautengLydia Hlongwane from I Care Organisation in GautengZuraida Jardine who is a philanthropist and presenterFlorah Modiba from the Arebaokeng Hospice in GautengThandekile Nhleko from the Ikhono Foundation in KwaZulu-NatalMotsatsi Mmola who is a Youth Change Agent in LimpopoLebogang Mashigo from the Nubreed Music Institute in MpumalangaRefilwe Sedumedi from the Sedumedi Foundation in Gauteng“If you are a South African and you feel that you want our country to be positive, it is your responsibility,” said Bridget Nkuna (Left), founder and CEO of Owami Women.Brand South Africa and Owami Women congratulates all the recipients who were recognised and trusts that they will inspire more South Africans to play their part.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

K’ryssma ® Synthetic Hair Straight Blonde Ombre Wig Dark Roots Highlights Lace Front Wigs, Amazing product – LOVE IT

first_img Posted on October 24, 2017Author Nathalie DuboisCategories WigsTags K’ryssma You won’t regret this one, absolutely stunning. Good quality wig for the money. A bit blonder than the photos but lovely colour non the less. Good quality wig for the money. Good purchase :)attached photo to show what the hair looks like and true colour. Colour very light blonde but i managed to darken it so now perfect.Key specs for K’ryssma® Synthetic Hair Straight Blonde Ombre Wig Dark Roots Highlights Lace Front Wigs for Women Heat Resistant Fiber Half Hand Tied:This item is dispatched out via Fedex or DHL express shipping service, it usually takes 5-7 Working Days to arriveSynthetic hair heat resistant up to 160 degrees centigrade. Half hand tied lace front wigs with adjustble Straps & 3 Combs2-2.5 Inches Parting Space Cap Size: Only Medium Size In StockLength:As Picture Length should be measured after strengthen outKind Reminder: Slightly colour difference between different monitors. Order handling time 5 Working DaysComments from buyers“Amazing product – LOVE IT, Really good for the price!, Nice wig, thi too much hair” Really nice – the wig looks very natural and colour is also very natural however i would this is a slightly darker blonde than it looks in the photo. The wig also has dark , light and medium highlights if blonde which helps it to look natural and the dark roots of the wig looks really good if you have natural dark hair because you can pull out baby hairs to add the effect of having a natural look. This is also a lace front wig so you will have to cut off excess lace off but i don’t mind this because it looks more natural it is also adjustable at the back to suit most head sizes this wig also have a clip on the inside so it can stay secured to your head and not move around. I was worrying about the wig being to shiny and look fake but it isn’t as well as the wig. 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Really love this wig, it’s silky and soft. The lace front is good for the price, the lace itself could be finer to look more realistic but you can’t complain at this price, although it’s full front lace, it’s not easy to change the parting. I’ve taken off the combs attached and added my own extension clips to make it more secure. Also use wig tape at the front to hold it down as the weight of the wig makes it slip back. I have the red and grey kryssma on my list next. Wig very nice but to suit me will need to trim & cut it. The colour is lighter than shown but still nice. Wig was posted quick which always good. Seller very helpful replies to emails & questions very quick. Great seller a credit to amazon. The wig is the hands down best wig i have bought, glad i read the comments before buying. It is thin and silky and looks like real hair, unlike another wig i bought for more money which is a lot thicker. Only thing i would change is colour of lace front as it’s brown and hard to blend in with my skin tone. Other than that i have never felt so confident and will buy again as soon as this one gets warn out. Really natural looking especially with the dark roots. Everyone thought i’d had my hair done. You can’t tell its synthetic hair either. Really love this wig, it’s silky and soft. The lace front is good for the price, the lace itself could be finer to look more realistic but you can’t complain at this price, although it’s full front lace, it’s not easy to change the parting. I’ve taken off the combs attached and added my own extension clips to make it more secure. Also use wig tape at the front to hold it down as the weight of the wig makes it slip back. I have the red and grey kryssma on my list next. I buy this wig every month i love it. You won’t regret this one, absolutely stunning. Nice wig, thi too much hair. Nice wig, thi too much hair. Natural looking but the amount of hair is just too unnatural. I know it is not a custom made wig however it is slightly big. Bulging up above the ears and at the back of the head. Wig very nice but to suit me will need to trim & cut it. The colour is lighter than shown but still nice. Wig was posted quick which always good. Seller very helpful replies to emails & questions very quick. Great seller a credit to amazon. Good quality wig for the money. A bit blonder than the photos but lovely colour non the less. Good quality wig for the money. Good purchase :)attached photo to show what the hair looks like and true colour. SummaryReviewer Nathalie DuboisReview Date2017-10-24 22:42:40Reviewed Item K’ryssma® Synthetic Hair Straight Blonde Ombre Wig Dark Roots Highlights Lace Front Wigs for Women Heat Resistant Fiber Half Hand TiedRating 5.0 / 5  stars, based on  0  reviewslast_img read more

BJP to corner Naveen govt. over ‘corruption’

first_imgThe BJP State unit on Monday announced a massive campaign to corner the Naveen Patnaik government on issues of alleged corruption and misrule. “We are going to stage demonstrations in front of every block office from October 27 to 30. Blocks have become centres of corruption. Development work is being ignored while the BJD leaders are busy collecting funds by misusing different schemes,” said State BJP chief Basant Panda at a press conference here.‘Only for BJD workers’ “In the name of its own State food security scheme, foodgrains are being distributed only among BJD workers and the government machinery is being misused,” he alleged. Mr. Panda also announced that a padayatra would be taken out in every village from November 1 to 30 against 19 years of the BJD government’s “misrule”. “The signature campaign being carried out by the party demanding implementation of the Ayushman Bharat scheme in Odisha has received a huge response. We will submit one crore signatures to the Governor very shortly,” the State BJP chief said. “The people of Odisha have understood the conspiracy of the government… they are being deprived of the benefits of the Ayushman Bharat scheme. The State government is not letting the people of Odisha take advantage of Central schemes,” he charged. Issues and strategies were discussed at the party’s extended State executive meeting here on Sunday.last_img read more

Mertens reaches semifinals on debut at Australian Open

first_img“If you believe in yourself, then anything can happen,” she said. “But of course semis is, ‘Wow.’”She’s the first Belgian since Kim Clijsters in 2012 to reach the semifinals in Australia, and knew she had plenty of support at home.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“Kim, thanks for watching, I knew you sent me a message before the match — don’t be too stressy,” said Mertens, who trains at Clijsters’ academy. “I’m trying to be in your footsteps this week.”The No. 37-ranked Mertens successfully defended her Hobart International title — she decided last year to target that title instead of entering Open qualifying — two weeks ago, and has now won five matches at Melbourne Park. 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His fine of $45,000 nearly equals his first-round prize money of 60,000 Australian dollars ($47,900).Zverev’s fine was the largest ever assessed to a player for an on-site Grand Slam offense. Other players have been fined larger amounts following a Grand Slam tournament, such as Serena Williams’ $82,500 fine in 2009 for her tirade at a U.S. Open line judge.Italian player Fabio Fognini was fined $96,000 last year after insulting a chair umpire at the U.S. Open, an amount that could be reduced to $48,000 if he doesn’t have any further offences over the next two years.The new rule came in response to a rash of first-round retirements at Wimbledon last year. View comments 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting Mertens dominated against Svitolina, who also entered her first quarterfinal in Australia on a nine-match winning roll after winning the Brisbane International two week ago.Svitolina had won their only previous tour-level match, but had no answers on Rod Laver Arena and later said hip trouble had been bothering her all year.“She played great from the beginning of the year,” Svitolina said. “But, you know, when I give her opportunities to play and to play a good level, then of course she’s going to play. She’s going to go for shots.“Now she’s in semifinal. Now she’s not just a player that’s up and down. She’s quite consistent, and we can see this.”Mertens raced out to a 5-2 in the first set before Svitolina got her only service break. The second set was no contest. Mertens won a 27-point rally while holding serve in the fourth game, then hit a backhand winner into the open corner to break Svitolina in the next game for a 5-0 lead.ADVERTISEMENT Belgium’s Elise Mertens celebrates after defeating Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina in their quarterfinal at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)MELBOURNE, Australia — A year after opting out of qualifying for the Australian Open, Elise Mertens has reached the semifinals in her debut at the season-opening Grand Slam.Mertens upset fourth-seeded Elina Svitolina 6-4, 6-0 on Tuesday to extend her winning streak to 10 matches and be the first woman through to the semifinals at Melbourne Park.ADVERTISEMENT NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencerslast_img read more