first_imgThe Designer Homes Exhibition, which is holding its 8th annual event, continues today (March 10) following the launch of the event yesterday in The Halfway House, Tooban, Burnfoot.Entrepreneur, Event Planner and Architect, Breege Galbraith, started the event in 2011 when local businesses in the homes industry were struggling to gain clientele in the economic downturn. The two-day exhibition provides an excellent and knowledgeable experience for all attendees.Local and nationwide businesses will showcase at the event.Each exhibitor will offer something different and have the utmost experience in the homes industry.The event is currently in its eighth year and is becoming more popular as the year’s reel in.With the economy rapidly improving and unemployment rates at an all-time low, there is no time than the present for building your dream home. hether it be your first home, your first renovation or just an excuse for a day out – Designer Homes Exhibition offers something to everyone… An event not to be missed!Unmissable Designer Homes Exhibition showcase continues today was last modified: March 10th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Burnfootdesigner homes exhibitionlast_img read more


first_img“This year, with the exciting innovations introduced by the PSL and the new sponsor MTN, I feel that the competition will be fiercer than ever before, and I am certain that there are no favourites,” he said. FixturesIt kicks off on Friday 8 August at the Johannesburg Stadium, where Orlando Pirates will take on PSL champions SuperSport United. The Buccaneers have had ample opportunity to find their pre-season legs in the Vodacom Challenge and the Telkom Charity Cup, which they won at the weekend with a 1-0 win over Kaizer Chiefs. “The eight winners from each of the matches will then go through to the final, where they will compete for the ultimate prize, and to be crowned the ultimate MTN 8 Wafa Wafa fan.” The MTN 8 Knockout will feature South Africa’s top eight clubs doing battle for a lucrative R8-million winner-takes-all prize. The tournament’s catch phrase will be “Wafa Wafa!” which, roughly translated, means “last man standing”. Interestingly, the competition draw favoured all four Gauteng clubs in the competition with home games. “The most passionate fans at each match will be selected to take part in a half-time competition, with the crowd voting for the winner,” Verkade said. 5 August 2008 Another two quarterfinal clashes take place on Saturday 9 August, with Moroka Swallows facing Ajax Cape Town at Olympia Park and Kaizer Chiefs tackling Santos at Loftus Stadium. Chiefs, like Pirates, have enjoyed plenty of pre-season action and are, on the evidence so far presented, an improved outfit over last season. ‘Memorable matches’“Since the inception of the Top 8 in 1972, we have seen the birth of many legends and some truly memorable matches,” PSL chairman Irvin Khoza said in a statement. center_img The Premier Soccer League has announced another big windfall with MTN committing R400-million over five years to the sport. The cellular communications giant has also taken over the title sponsorship of the Top 8 knockout tournament. The prize money is significantly improved over last year’s figures, which saw Mamelodi Sundowns, as winners, taking home R1.3-million and runners-up Orlando Pirates pocketing R750 000. The format gives the clubs and players extra motivation to win, but each team will receive R800 000 simply for participating. The first leg of the semi-finals will be staged the following weekend, on 16 and 17 August, with the second leg fixtures scheduled for 23 and 24 August. World Peace Day, 21 September, will be the day of the final. ‘Ultimate football supporter’MTN spokesman Pieter Verkade urged fans of the top eight clubs to become involved in the competition. “Just like the teams, we encourage the fans to go all out and demonstrate their passion for the game and their club, to determine who the ultimate football supporter of the MTN 8 Wafa Wafa competition will be. “As the only African global sponsor of the 2010 Fifa World Cup South Africa, MTN has shown its passion for football,” Khoza said. The last of the quarterfinals sees Mamelodi Sundowns in action against Free State Stars at the Super Stadium on Saturday 10 August. The Brazilians will want to make amends for their early exit from the Telkom Charity Cup, and will also want to show that they are better than their fourth place in the 2007/08 PSL season. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more


first_imgAccording to the Department of Health, swine flu is an airborne disease that spreads in the same way as seasonal flu, through coughing and sneezing. It cannot be caught by eating pork. Anyone with moderate or severe symptoms should also seek medical attention immediately. People who are suffering from the symptoms should see their doctor. 19 August 2009 South Africa has set up a hotline, as well as a dedicated e-mail address, for public queries about H1N1 influenza, or swine flu.The hotline number is 0861 364 232 (or 0861 DOH CDC)The e-mail address is: H1N1@health.gov.za The hotline will be operated by trained personnel on communicable diseases, supported by experts from the Department of Health. As of 19 August 2009, South Africa had over 3 400 confirmed cases of swine flu, while the number of deaths in the country related to the pandemic stood at six. The provinces with the most infections were Gauteng, with over 1 800 cases, followed by the Western Cape with over 800 cases and KwaZulu-Natal with over 350 cases. Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi announced last week that South Africa would be stepping up its response to the swine flu pandemic with the launch of major awareness campaigns countrywide.What is swine flu? The World Health Organisation (WHO) says illnesses such as existing cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes and cancer are considered risk factors for swine flu. Source: BuaNews “Asthma and other forms of respiratory disease have been consistently reported as underlying conditions associated with an augmented risk of severe pandemic disease in several countries,” the WHO said in a recent statement. Symptoms can be divided into “mild”, “moderate” and “severe”. Mild symptoms include a runny or blocked nose, fever, muscular aches and pains, a general feeling of unwellness and coughing. “The overwhelming majority of people have mild symptoms and will not need any specialised medical care, and we believe nothing should happen to them,” Health Minister Motsoaledi said last week. “Such symptoms should be treated as with other influenza-like symptoms.” It is treatable with antiviral medication, which is available in South Africa but may only be used under a medical doctor’s direction. However, people with chronic heart or lung disease, pregnant women, or people living with HIV/Aids, should seek medical care immediately if they develop even mild symptoms. Transmission can be avoided by coughing or sneezing into a tissue or hanky; by washing one’s hands regularly; and by avoiding crowded areas, especially if people have symptoms of the flu. Moderate symptoms include mild symptoms as well as shortness of breath, chest pain, persistent vomiting and diarrhoea and signs of dehydration. Swine flu: ‘don’t over-react’ Risk factors According to the WHO, recent reports suggest obesity may be another risk factor for severe H1N1 infection. Pregnant women also seem to be at higher risk of contracting the disease. Severe symptoms include mild and moderate symptoms as well as signs of respiratory distress, blue lips and other parts of the body, and severe drowsiness and loss of consciousness.last_img read more


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first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt ReeseLegislators heard from Ohio agriculture yesterday in a hearing for House Bill 183. The bill was recently introduced by state representatives Susan Manchester (R-Waynesfield) and John Patterson (D-Jefferson) to create a tax credit program that would incentivize retiring farmers to sell or rent to beginning farmers in Ohio.Nathan Brown, Highland County, and Rose Hartschuh, Crawford County, representing Ohio Farm Bureau, testified as proponents of the bill. Bennett and Liza Musselman, part owners/operators of Musselman Farms in Pickaway County, also testified on behalf of the bill.“The agriculture industry is extremely difficult to break into if you or your family do not have a background in farming. High amounts of capital are needed to invest in land, equipment, labor, crops or livestock, financial management plans, and compliance with regulations just to get started. New farmland is not readily available, so there is restricted access to the ground required, adding yet another barrier to individuals who are looking to start a career in farming,” Brown said in his testimony on April 30. “The current farming population is aging and new farmers are not joining the industry or remaining in agriculture. By giving established farmers a tax credit for leasing or selling to a beginning farmer, this bill will help those looking to exit agriculture keep the land in production by passing it on to a beginning farmer.”In the bill, established farmers and ag producers would receive a state income tax credit when they sell or rent agricultural assets including land, machinery, building facilities, or livestock to a beginning farmer. The credit would be equivalent to 5% of the sale price, 10% of the cash rent or 15% for a cash share deal. In addition, beginning farmers could also receive a tax credit of up to $1,500 for taking a qualified financial management course, but do not receive tax credits for buying land or other farm-related items. To qualify for the program, a beginning farmer would be defined as an Ohio resident who has been farming for less than 10 years with a net worth of less than $800,000 and cannot be a relative of the established farmer.In addition to Ohio Farm Bureau, the Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association is supporting the bill. The Ohio Poultry Association, the Ohio Pork Council, the Ohio Dairy Producers Association and the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association also sent in letters of support for yesterday’s hearing, with the following caveat.“The important issue of family farm succession was raised by Representative Powell at the [April 9] hearing, mainly if HB 183 would apply in these succession situations. When our organizations brought HB 183 before our respective members in consideration of supporting this bill, an overwhelming majority of our members asked about this very issue, as many of them expressed a desire to create a positive economic climate for future younger farmers within their own families,” the organizations said in the letter. “Our associations appreciated Representative Manchester’s response that the main purpose of the bill was to address situations outside of this area for opportunities for others to enter the agriculture industry. We certainly applaud this goal and commend the two sponsors for stepping forward to take a proactive step in providing incentives to make a career in farming and agriculture possible for many young Ohioans. However, even if it outside of the context of the contents of HB 183, Ohio’s agricultural community hopes there will be continued discussion and consideration on the family farm succession issue.”last_img read more


first_imgWorking with a new director or DP can be a tricky process that takes some time to develop. Here are some filmmaking tips to help streamline that process, and to make sure your production is getting the most out of that relationship.Top image: Quentin Tarantino and Robert Richardson on the set of Kill Bill via The Red ListWith advancements in technology and professional production equipment constantly becoming more affordable, it seems that timelines (and usually budgets) for projects become smaller and smaller every year. This means that you have to work more efficiently — and as a solid team — to finish with a project that everyone can be proud of.One of the best ways to do this is to make sure that the director and the director of photography have a clear and singular vision for the execution of the project. Here are some suggestions for ways to make sure the two are in sync.Start With a LookbookAn example of a strong look – Blade Runner via Warner Bros.An image can be a hard thing to explain with words. One easy way to make sure that the visual style of a project is decided on and agreed upon is to begin the process with a lookbook. A lookbook is a collection of images that define the look and tone of the image that you’re going for.It can be any number of things… paintings, photographs, stills from another film, anything that is a representation of what you want to do visually. It helps to take notes on each image, so that you can reference what it is about that image specifically that will support your story/look.I prefer to use a cloud-based file storage service for creating lookbooks (Dropbox, Google Drive, etc). This way, while on set or scouting a location, you can always pull up the lookbook and effectively communicate a visual idea on the spot. Evan E. Richards runs a blog with a comprehensive selection of screengrabs of various films that’s a great resource for building a lookbook.Learn Their Process Early OnChristopher Nolan via Warner Bros.Everyone does things differently. Some directors will want to have a lot of involvement in how the image is created, down to the placement of the camera and focal length of the lens. Other directors aren’t interested in those details, and will fully look to the DP to deliver the look that they’re going for, with little to no direction otherwise.This needs to be discussed ahead of time. That bit of information will completely define the nature of the DP’s job on that project, and it can be different every time. It’s important for everyone to know their role on set, and for all expectations to be made perfectly clear before the production begins. Some of these topics are touched on in this Hollywood Reporter roundtable of Oscar-nominated directors discussing their craft. Get Everyone InvolvedRobert Elswit location scouting for Nightcrawler via ScreenDailyIt’s not acceptable to bring the DP in right before the shoot. The DP should be able to walk the locations well ahead of time, taking photos, looking for power (if needed), and getting an overall game plan on load-in and the plan of attack. This will make it easier for them to create lighting diagrams for each of the setups as well, which is a huge timesaver (and will also allow them to put together the gear list for the shoot). A great app for creating lighting diagrams is Shot Designer.It’s important to work together in creation of a shot list (check out the awesome Shot Lister app) and game plan for each shoot day based on the location scout. This should be done before anyone starts to put together a schedule, and (in most cases) before booking the talent.It is the director of photography’s job to know what time will work best for each location (sun through windows, sun positions for best backlight, etc). If they never get to see the locations, there’s no way that they can do their job. This is one of the most overlooked issues in low-budget productions.Keep an Open Line of CommunicationJeff Cronenweth discusses a Gone Girl scene with director David Fincher via 20th Century FoxThere’s always time to talk. No matter how short on time you are, it will almost always save you time if you stop to pull your DP or director aside and have a quick chat about what’s going on and (hopefully) figure out what isn’t working. Sometimes you just have to get away from the rest of the crew and actors to really get some real thinking done.When things are moving and decisions are constantly being made, it’s really easy to get in the swing of things and lose track of what’s actually going on. Always be asking yourself: Are we executing the plan? Am I supporting my colleagues process? Are we achieving the look that we laid out in the lookbook? And most importantly: Are we making something we’re all going to be proud of?If there is ever any doubt, pull your director or DP aside and figure out how you can fix it — and do it sooner than later.Know Your Role in the RelationshipDenis Villeneuve and Roger Deakins working together via Warner Bros.In the end a film can look lousy but work because of a great performance but not the other way round. That’s something always worth remembering. – Roger DeakinsOne thing a DP should always remember is the pecking order on set. The director is always in control. While filmmaking is a very collaborative process, it’s important that the DP keep the ultimate vision of the director and execution of the project at the front of their mind at all times. If you don’t watch out for it, ego can set in and arguments can begin because the DP wants or takes too much control.However, that works both ways. If the director isn’t assuming the lead role in the execution of the project in a way that cannot be questioned, someone else is going to have to step up to make sure the project is completed. There is an art to doing this in a way that gets the best work out of people, while also getting the best out of the project.When working quickly, and under stressful guidelines, these things can be a weak point in the hyper-sensitive ecosystem that film sets usually become. It’s important to be aware of everything, and everyone’s feelings, especially when it comes to the way that the director and the DP work together.Have any filmmaking tips for the community? 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first_imgStar middle-order batsman Yuvraj Singh has recovered from the chest infection he suffered after the World Cup and is gearing up for the important England tour next month.Yuvraj said in Kolkata that he has completely recovered from the chest infection which ruled him out of India’s ongoing West Indies tour and he is available for selection for the full tour of England beginning July 15.”I am 100 per cent fit for the tour. I am sure most of the other seniors who are battling injuries would be fully fit for the tour. I am really looking forward,” Yuvraj said on the sidelines of a promotional programme on Wednesday.Yuvraj said he had learnt life’s lesson the hard way when he was dropped for the Asia Cup last year and that became a motivation for him to do well in the World Cup. Yuvraj overcame injury (shoulder) and sickness (dengue) to become the player of the tournament in India’s second World Cup triumph.”Only after we won the World Cup did I realise that in limelight everybody is with you but there would be nobody in times of trouble. It was a big lesson for me,” he said.”It was the toughest phase of my career and I learnt an important lesson of my career. It was “very tough to tackle injury, sickness and ouster together. World Cup was my goal last year, so it became a big motivation. I prepared well,” he said.Yuvraj, who scored 362 runs, including a century and four fifties, and took 15 wickets in the World Cup, said winning the tournament was dream come true for all the players.advertisement”India needed the victory. Everybody’s wishes came true and the dream became a reality. It was a very important win and the biggest achievement for all of us.” After the World Cup triumph, Yuvraj had a lacklustre IPL captaincy stint with debutants Pune Warriors and later suffered from respiratory infection that forced him to miss Caribbean tour.He dismissed suggestions that he pulled out of the West Indies tour because Suresh Raina was the captain.”I play for my country not for any captain. I’ve played under (Sourav) Ganguly. Then I played under MS (Dhoni) and Gauti ( Gautam Gambhir) after about four years together,” he said.With Kolkata getting to host three matches (one T20, ODI and a Test) later this year to compensate for the India-England World Cup match which was moved to Bangalore, Yuvraj said it’s always special to play at the Eden Gardens.”I have some fine memories of the ground. The atmosphere, the crowd support, it’s just amazing and nowhere else you would see this,” he said.Yuvraj said Sourav Ganguly’s inclusion in the Sahara-owned team was his gesture to pay back the support he had received from the former India captain during the initial years of his career.”I and Sourav share a very good relationship. He supported me a lot during my initial years in international cricket. And I think it was my time to support ‘Dada’ as he wanted to play IPL,” said Yuvraj.”We had very good interactions during the IPL seasons. We had good plans and I hope that we will have good plans and strategy in the next season of the IPL also,” said Yuvraj.Yuvraj also mentioned that Ganguly doesn’t need to prove anything to anybody after playing for so many years in international cricket.”I don’t think Sourav needs to prove anything to anybody after playing international cricket for so many years,” he said.- With inputs from agenciesFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more