Six new digital hubs announced for across Donegal

first_imgPlans for six new digital hubs across Co Donegal have been unveiled by Udaras na Gaeltachta.The hubs are part of an ambitious plan to create remote working spaces for businesses across the seven Gaeltacht counties.Under the ambitious plan, a new hub will be opened in Kilcar before the end of this year. There are also now firm plans for similar innovative hubs to be opened in Termon, Carrigart, Arranmore Island, Tory Island and Dungloe.A similar hub already exists in the Gaoth Dobhair area.gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta is a network of 31 innovation & digital hubs with highspeed broadband being developed by Údarás na Gaeltachta.The new gigabit enabled Gaeltacht network will be launched by Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for Gaeilge, Gaeltacht and Islands, Seán Kyne, in the Italian Room in Government Buildings today. The innovation hubs are to be dotted along the majestic Wild Atlantic Way in Donegal, Mayo, Galway, Kerry and Cork in addition to Waterford and Meath in Ireland’s Ancient East.Six Gaeltacht islands also form part of this growing digital ecosystem to support the sustainability of these communities and off-shore islands.Údarás na Gaeltachta has invested over €1.5 million in the development of the hubs, with additional funding in excess of €3.5 million from the Government’s Rural Regeneration and Development Fund by year end.The gteic hubs, tailored to suit each unique location, will include hot desk and shared space facilities for remote workers and eworkers in addition to fully equipped office spaces and incubation units with high speed internet access to facilitate innovation and concept development.The Vision The development of gteic Gréasán Digiteach na Gaeltachta network of innovation and digital hubs is one of 5 key initiatives included in the Údarás na Gaeltachta Strategic Plan 2018-2020.The gteic digital hubs will provide a vibrant network of high speed broadband facilities in rural Gaeltacht areas to stimulate job creation, to assist remote working, to encourage and enable the return of Diaspóra na Gaeltachta, to facilitate concept development and new business and to develop a community of hubs where the unique Gaeltacht culture drives creativity and innovation.The OpportunityThese developments will give the Gaeltacht community, both at home and abroad, an opportunity to return to or live in their home area by providing remote working opportunities at hot desks, co-working spaces or private offices at these hubs. This in turn will support, bolster and assist these unique language communities and help them to face the challenges of rural depopulation. An opportunity of improved worklife balance will not be the only benefit of gteic membership! A reciprocal arrangement agreed with the Guinness Enterprise Centre in Dublin means that any member of the GEC can avail of the gteic facilities anywhere along the network and members of the gteic digital community can avail of the facilities in GEC in Dublin free of charge.The Offeringgteic hubs include hot desk and shared space facilities for remote workers and eworkers in addition, depending on location, to fully equipped office spaces and incubation units with highspeed internet access to facilitate innovation and concept development. These hubs will facilitate people who wish to develop a business concept and will provide access to Údarás na Gaeltachta’s range of mentoring and business supports also.This growing digital ecosystem is providing an excellent opportunity for new technology companies to establish or locate themselves in the rural areas which encompass the Gaeltacht and for their employees to enjoy the excellent worklife balance that these picturesque areas can offer.Six new digital hubs announced for across Donegal was last modified: September 27th, 2019 by StephenShare 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:broadbanddigital hubsdonegalGAELTACHTinternetplanlast_img read more

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Arts Alive ushers in a feeling of spring

first_imgFTH:K’s QUACK!is described as an Afro-Gothic fantasy of desperate hope anddodgy deeds Dada Masilo’s Swan Lake is a daringinterpretation of the classic piece.(Images: Arts Alive)MEDIA CONTACTS • Rami NhlapoJT Communications+27 11 788 7631/2Chris ThurmanJohannesburg in August is dry and bleak. The winter cold starts to ease, but after months with no rain the ground is hard, the grass is yellow and the Highveld sky is thick with dust. The bare branches of trees are softened by a few brave blossoms, but spring still seems far away.The seasons change officially on the first day of September; typically, the rains haven’t arrived by then, but somehow pockets of green develop and – just occasionally, usually at dawn and dusk – experienced locals catch the scent of moisture in the air. The city’s mood starts to change. Soon the thunderstorms will come.There’s something very reassuring in this predictable cycle. Despite political turmoil, despite economic instability, despite even the prospect of climate change, year by year the shift from winter to spring provides some comfort to Jozi’s burdened, stressed-out citizens.It’s not only Mother Nature who has this palliative effect – for September also brings to Johannesburg the Arts Alive Festival, and with it, a reminder of the invigorating potential of human creativity.Theatre, music, visual arts, dance, literature, film: name your art form, it’s on the programme, which runs from 2 to 26 September.Of course, the Johannesburg arts scene is hardly dormant during the other 11 months of the year (quite the opposite), but Arts Alive serves as a reminder to the people of Johannesburg to make the most of opportunities to engage with the work of artists from across the country, the continent and indeed the globe.Ballet innovationThe 2010 festival opened with a performance of acclaimed dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo’s reconceptualised Swan Lake. In her latest daring adaptation of an iconic ‘Western’ cultural product (she has previously appropriated Shakespearean plays such as Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet), Masilo once again fuses classical ballet with contemporary dance styles.It will be interesting for festival-goers to compare Masilo’s rendition of Swan Lake with that of Vijayalakshmi, a celebrated proponent of the southern Indian dance form known as Mohiniyattam, which will be onstage later in the month.Vijayalakshmi has created her own version of the Swan Lake fable for a cast of 15 dancers, keeping Tchaikovsky’s famous score as musical accompaniment but replacing the tutus and pointe shoes with the rich visual pageantry of dancing and costumes from the Indian state of Kerala.Swan Lake in Mohiniyattam forms part of a sub-festival running in parallel with Arts Alive under the banner of Shared History: The Indian Experience. This annual programme of events, which also takes place in Cape Town and Durban, aims to reinforce the strong historical connection between India and South Africa – appropriately, 2010 marks the 150-year anniversary of the arrival of Indian indentured labourers to work the sugar plantations of Natal.International collaborationsInternational collaborations are an important component of Arts Alive; participating artists come from as far afield as Argentina, Switzerland, Taiwan, Portugal and the Netherlands. The festival organisers also, however, place a strong emphasis on the presence of performers from other African countries, such as Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Mozambique.Unfortunately, xenophobic attitudes continue to be prevalent in South Africa, making life extremely difficult for communities with a high proportion of residents from countries north of the Limpopo – but other sub-festivals under the Arts Alive umbrella will encourage those in attendance to oppose violence and prejudice. The Hillbrow Peace Festival and the Soweto Festival both take place over the last weekend of the month.Nationality and ethnicity are only two among many barriers that separate individuals in any society – precisely the kinds of divisions that artists try to overcome.Another division is between the able-bodied and the disabled, for instance, hearing people and deaf people. Yet, as demonstrated by the talented and visionary group FTH:K (From the Hip: Khulumakahle), deaf/hearing creative partnerships can produce astoundingly beautiful works. “Listen with your eyes” is the advice given by the Market Theatre to audiences attending performances of FTH:K’s shows Quack! and Womb Tide.Lively theatreTheatre-goers are spoilt for choice. The 969 Festival, hosted by Wits University, coincides each year with Arts Alive. The event is named after the 969-kilometre journey between Johannesburg and Grahamstown, where the annual National Arts Festival (NAF) takes place.The idea is to take a selection of plays that were performed at NAF and to share them with upcountry audiences who couldn’t make the trip down to Grahamstown. In 2010, the line-up includes both high comedy and understated tragedy, with subject matter ranging from contemporary politics (Mbeki and other Nightmares) and evolution (Backstory) to warfare (Kaput) and the complexities of sex and marriage (Molly Bloom).The Raiders shows of father-and-son team Nicholas and Luke Ellenbogen are extremely popular in Grahamstown and have become something of an institution; so if you’re looking for an authentic NAF taste, catch them in Raiders of the Lost Aardvark.A people’s festivalArts Alive is intended as a “people’s festival”, and its success each year depends on the extent to which the citizens of greater Johannesburg become involved in the programme – not only as spectators, but also as participants.The Alternative Spaces community theatre programme and the Bottle Top Mosaic on display in Newtown’s Mary Fitzgerald Square are evidence of what can be achieved through cooperation within and between communities.Yet the festival also facilitates the creation of new, transient communities, such as the thousands of people who year after year attend the Jazz on the Lake concert at Zoo Lake. Music events are the largest crowd-pullers at Arts Alive, but exhibitions such as the Louis Maqhubela retrospective at the Standard Bank Gallery and the University of Johannesburg’s group exhibition Ecotopian States have the advantage of bringing in visitors throughout the month.Film screenings and a variety of workshops offer further scope for either escapist entertainment or active discussion, depending on your preference.Whatever you do, make sure you don’t let September pass without taking part in the springtime Jozi tradition of Arts Alive.last_img read more

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Iron Lady of manganese takes on mining’s big boys

first_imgDaphne Mashile-Nkosi is the owner of a multimillion-rand manganese mine in the arid Northern Cape town of Hotazel and one of a handful of women in South Africa’s mining industry. Battle-hardened by her experiences in the struggle against apartheid, she’s not afraid to tackle those who stand in her way.Daphne Mashile-Nkosi is not only a successful businessperson but is also an activist for women’s rights. (Image: Kalagadi Manganese) Shamin ChibbaHotazel, as its name suggests, lies on an arid savannah in the Kalahari region of the Northern Cape, the scorching sun beating the dusty plains. Dominating the town’s landscape is a massive, nondescript plant: the Kalagadi Manganese Mine, said to be the largest in the world, but also one of the most eco-friendly.Standing on the top floor of the site’s seven-story sintering plants, which processes the manganese ore, the mine’s owner Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, known as the iron lady, looks out over the arid landscape. She recalls the time she and her now late husband, Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi, got the land.“Before we built the mine, this was a game farm,” she said. “When my husband and I approached it, there was a locked gate. The farmers wanted to put the dogs on us.”The Nkosi’s eventually received their licence to prospect for manganese in the Kalahari Basin in 2005 and started what is now a R7-billion venture. Mashile-Nkosi is the chief executive and founder of Kalahari Resources, the holding company for the Kalagadi Manganese Mine in Hotazel.For well over a century South African mining has been dominated by white men, so it is rare to find a black woman among the major players in the industry. “The mining industry has not been an easy road, especially for a black woman,” Mashile-Nkosi said at the 2014 African CEO Forum in Geneva, Switzerland, where she was named CEO of the Year.“I have persevered and succeeded in surmounting the many obstacles that have been placed in my path. Where there is no pain, there is no gain.”But Mashile-Nkosi is not all business. She is also involved in women’s rights and upliftment, and environmental sustainability. She is a trustee and the chairperson of the Women’s Development Bank Trust and chairs the Women’s Development Bank Investments Holdings.At her speech in Geneva, she counted these as her successes, part of the work that earned her the award. That award, she said, “also acknowledges that an African woman can make her mark in the historically male-dominated mining industry.”The Stanley Nqobizizwe Nkosi Sinter Plant at the Kalagadi mine that processes the manganese mined in the area. (Image: Kalagadi Manganese)The making of a woman minerIn 2001, Mashile-Nkosi and her husband established Kalahari Resources with the intention of mining manganese on the game farm. The opportunity arose from new mining legislation designed to bring historically disadvantaged individuals, especially women, into the industry.The mine has brought some relief to an impoverished part of South Africa, creating up to 3 000 jobs in the Northern Cape. And it looks after the people in those jobs: Kalagadi has on-site accommodation and state-of-the-art ablution facilities. According to Mashile-Nkosi, the mine first completed a prefeasibility study through JSE-listed construction firm Group Five to determine the housing needs of its workers.In an interview with Leadership magazine, Mashile-Nkosi said women employees at Kalagadi are treated as equals to men, and often have high-level responsibilities. “We have ensured that women are given meaningful and critical roles at Kalagadi Manganese – especially in the fields of finance, geology and engineering.”Kalagadi has an estimated 960-million metric tons of manganese as deep as 340 metres underground. The plant’s advanced mining and processing machinery allows it to produce as much as 2.4-million tons of manganese per year. Mashile-Nkosi said the life of the mine could be more than 300 years.The mine unearths some 3-million tons of ungraded ore a year, 38% of which is made up of manganese. The sintering plant then processes ore and dust into a high-grade agglomeration known as sinter, 47% of which is manganese, which is then ready for the smelter.Resilience born from the struggleBorn in Pilgrim’s Rest in Mpumalanga, Mashile-Nkosi grew up in a poor household that included two brothers and a sister. After completing her schooling in 1976, she became a committed anti-apartheid activist. Her experience of the struggle cemented her determination to develop black communities and women to this day.She was a founding member of the Detainees Parents’ Support Committee, which in the 1970s and 1980s gave moral and material support to families of detainees and political prisoners. She was also involved in the formation of the United Democratic Front in 1983, chaired the Soweto sub-region of the ANC Women’s League, and was later the general-secretary of the Soweto branch of the South African Communist Party.In 2008 Mashile-Nkosi’s battle-hardened attitude served her well, when her husband died. He went to Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg to treat a pinched nerve in the neck. But according to reports, poor nursing and a botched throat operation left him choking to death. She worked through the trauma well enough to take on the mining business on her own and turn it into a multibillion-rand venture.Her steely personality came to the fore again during a dispute with Kalagadi’s major shareholder ArcelorMittal. The steelmaker had not fulfilled its funding obligations. Kalahari Resources took them to the South Gauteng High Court and won the case, forcing the steel giants to pay R285-million within five days.In that time, Mashile-Nkosi did not succumb to the pressure of the court battle, and thanks her resilience. This trait, she told DestinyConnect.com, are the qualities of a leader. “She rates resilience, self-motivation, tenacity, courageousness, vision and patience as her strengths,” said the writer.Source: Kalagadi Manganese.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

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High energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the Week

first_imgWhat one of the geocache hiders, Hockeyhick , has to say:I have always been a fan of thought-provoking puzzles, and geocaching certainly gives us all a chance to stretch out our brains as well as our legs. Additionally, my wife, Kerry (Cache-n-Kerry) cling to the mantra that a quality cache should either take you somewhere really cool, consist of a really cool puzzle, or a really cool container!To be truthful, my inspiration for this cache humbly came from my good friend, Mike Sherwood (MSWahoo). He travels a lot for his job, and as a result, shares many tales of cool caches that he has found. He told me of the really cool hides that he found belonging to a cacher named Dayspring. After hearing about some of his caches, I wanted to try to give geocachers in our area some cool caching experiences, too. Having an electronic engineering background, a twisted sense of humor, and a shop full of “toys,” the sparks rally began to fly in the Hockeyhick Labs!The original cache began as a 4-inch PVC pipe with the electric motor/gearbox inside, but sadly, someone decided that they wanted it more than I. After consulting with the property owner he encouraged me to make one that would be little more permanent than before. The housing is an electrical enclosure mounted to a fence post, with the pipe exiting the bottom, and a more maintenance-free motor doing the work inside. Adding in some limit switches has really helped to keep it running smoothly over time. Over all, it took about a weekend to build, but I tested it a lot, with various weights and conditions because I didn’t want to disappoint folks that come through the Upstate of South Carolina and detour just for this cache.The results have been well received, and the real pleasure for me, as the cache owner, comes when we get those extremely nice email notifications! Knowing that our cache has brought so many smiles to fellow cachers gives great satisfaction. Also, we have seen that when you think that you have seen it all, someone else raises that bar a little bit higher, and in our area, that is no exception. We have since seen incredible cache ideas as a result, and they make me want to get even more creative!Photos:Huzzah! The geocache!You’ll have to read the description for this one.What was the last geocache that made you say “WOW!”? Tell your story and post photos in the comments.Continue to explore some of the most engaging geocaches around the globe. Check out all the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, just fill out this form. Thanks!Share with your Friends:More The geocache (with its updated badge).Geocache Name:Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD)Difficulty/Terrain Rating:1.5/1.5Why this is the Geocache of the Week:Most geocachers love a good gadget cache and this geocache is a perfect example. These types of geocaches highlight the creativity and ingenuity of the geocaching community. Forests and other places where the gadget box won’t be mistaken for a real piece of equipment are great places for gadget caches. Many of these geocaches, while they may seem technologically advanced or difficult to create, were built by people with no prior experience. Thanks to the internet, you can learn simple engineering, programming and even woodworking. We won’t give it away, but when this geocache reveals itself, it’s utterly electrifying.What geocachers have to say:“Nice! Love the gadget caches! Had to stop for this one on the way home to Illinois.” – supersteen“Very nicely done and fun cache!!! TFTC!!!” – tabbikat“Awesome cache! Well deserving of a favorite point! Thanks for a great cache!” – Mazzy Duck SharePrint RelatedOh, the huge manatee! — Bubbles! (GC1VQ12) — Geocache of the WeekApril 2, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”{GHQ} Heidelberg Redux (GC2GA9Y) – Geocache of the WeekJuly 9, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”Snooping near Snoopy — Take a Deep Breath (GC4M0KY) — Geocache of the WeekOctober 16, 2014In “Geocache of the Week”last_img read more

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After learning from respected mentors, Dylan Ababou relishes coaching gig

first_imgMANILA, Philippines—Dylan Ababou could’ve been one of the basketball stars of his generation, but several devastating injuries left him out of the PBA in what would’ve been eighth season in the league.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ View comments Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Google Philippines names new country director “Coach Pido is amazing when it comes to motivating players and of course his inbound plays from the sidelines. Coach Pido also does a great job on how to make his players more courageous and of course that’s our dad.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ababou was the 10th pick of the 2011 Draft and was seen as a viable candidate for the Rookie of the Year plum but a knee injury derailed his progress.Overall, Ababou suffered injuries to his anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, calf muscles, and hamstring that ultimately ended his PBA career after playing for six clubs.Ababou said that if he’s given a chance to be a coach, he’d like to emulate Rajko Toroman’s plays and Pido Jarencio’s motivational style.Toroman was Ababou’s head coach with Gilas 1 while Jarencio was his mentor in UST where he won the 2006 UAAP title and the MVP in 2009.“Coach Rajko Toroman has some great plays with Gilas 1, and they were different from the ones Philippine basketball teams use and I still have the playbook,” said Ababou.ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrantscenter_img LATEST STORIES Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Paul George leads charge vs former team as Thunder trounce Pacers Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess After suiting up for Columbian in the 2017-18 PBA season, Ababou found himself as an integral part of Team Grindhouse Chooks to Go Pilipinas 3×3 but playing in the halfcourt setting isn’t just his priority.Ababou found himself in his first coaching job when he was tapped to guide Team Dedication in the 2019 NBTC National Finals Division II All-Star game against Paul Desiderio’s Team Passion.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsAnd the former UAAP MVP said he hopes this won’t be the last coaching stint he’ll get in his career especially after outcoaching Desiderio 98-89 Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.“I’ve learned a lot from my coaches because I played for a lot of coaches in different teams,” said Ababou laughing. Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 2013 PLAY LIST 01:19Magalong: Albayalde also got SUV out of ‘agaw bato’ operation in 201303:06‘Pamana’: Mausoleum caretaker cherishes humble work for family01:24Life lessons the hearing can learn from the Deaf02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

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We Should Have Seen FedererNadal At The US Open By Now

The men’s semifinals of the U.S. Open are annually appointment television for tennis fans around the world. But in the case of Friday’s second semifinal, it’s the tennis match that no tennis fan on the planet wanted to see — except, perhaps, for those in Argentina. To be sure, all signs point to Rafael Nadal and Juan Martin del Potro having a highly competitive, entertaining semifinal — del Potro is actually a respectable 5-8 all-time against the No. 1-seeded Nadal. But this one was supposed to be Nadal versus his longtime rival Roger Federer, on the hard courts of Flushing for the first time ever.Federer-Nadal at the U.S. Open is tennis’s white whale — and once again, it slipped away.On Monday, Federer and Nadal appeared to be on a collision course; both reached the quarterfinals, and both were in the same side of the bracket. Nadal held up his end of the bargain, beating Andrey Rublev in straight sets to secure a semifinal berth. But late Wednesday, Federer was unceremoniously defeated by the Argentinean del Potro, ending his bid for a third Grand Slam championship of 2017 — and crushing the hopes of everyone who has followed the game in the past 15 years.Along with Novak Djokovic, Federer and Nadal are the two most successful players of their era.1If not any era. Between them, the pair have won 34 Grand Slam titles and appeared in the semifinals of 33 other major tournaments. They’ve gone head-to-head 12 times at the other three Slams — three times at Wimbledon, four at the Australian Open and five times at Roland Garros. So it’s astonishing that their paths have never crossed at the U.S. Open. Do the math, and the odds of the colossal clash never happening are minuscule.Let’s focus on Grand Slam semifinals, since all of the actual Rafa-Fed matchups have happened at that stage of a major or later. Federer first made the semifinals of a Grand Slam in 2003, and since then, he’s advanced at least that far in 74 percent of all non-U.S. Open majors. Nadal made his semifinal debut in 2005 and has made it that far in 53 percent of non-U.S. Open majors ever since. So, if we simply used the other three majors as a guide, we’d expect Federer and Nadal to have about a 39 percent chance of simultaneously making the semifinals of any given U.S. Open. And in non-U.S. Opens when both made the semis, they ended up facing each other 86 percent of the time, whether in that round or the final.Based on those numbers, then, we’d expect there to be a 34 percent chance that Federer and Nadal would end up facing each other at a given U.S. Open. (Indeed, they’ve faced each other 12 times in the 38 non-U.S. Open Slams since 2005, including their first head-to-head meeting at Roland Garros — good for a rate of 32 percent.) If we apply that 34 percent mark to each of the 13 U.S. Opens staged since 2005, we would expect there to be only a 1-in-204 chance (0.5 percent) that they wouldn’t end up facing each other at least once in that span. So the odds that we would never get this U.S. Open matchup are truly microscopic.Now, some of this can be attributed to both Federer and (especially) Nadal enjoying comparatively less semifinal success at the U.S. Open than at the other three majors. Since his first semifinal breakthrough at a Slam, Federer has only made the semis 67 percent of the time on the Flushing hardcourts, and Nadal has only made it that far 38 percent of the time. If you use those rates instead of the non-U.S. Open numbers as your baseline, the odds against ever seeing a Federer-Nadal clash rise to 4 percent.Still, even that is a fairly small probability. Any way you cut it, it’s positively shocking that American audiences have never been treated to seeing two of the greatest players ever play each other in person before. read more

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Football Game times and networks announced for four more OSU games

Buckeye football players waiting to run out of the tunnel and onto the field before the first game of the 2016 season against Bowling Green on Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium. The Buckeyes won 77-10. Credit: Mason Swires | Assistant Photo EditorAfter releasing the game times and networks for the first two Ohio State football games of the season, FOX, ESPN and the Big Ten conference revealed Wednesday the kickoff times and networks for four more games for OSU this season.FOX will be televising at least three OSU games this season. The network will air the Sept. 16 matchup against Army and the Oct. 28 game against Penn State from Ohio Stadium, as well as the Nov. 25 season finale versus Michigan from Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor. Those kickoff times are scheduled for 4:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and noon, respectively.OSU’s Homecoming game, Oct. 7 game against Maryland, will begin at either 3:30 p.m. or 4 p.m. with the television network still undetermined.The latest announced start times come six days after it was revealed that the Buckeyes’ season opener against Indiana on Aug. 31 would be aired on ESPN at 8 p.m., and their home opener against Oklahoma on Sept. 9 would begin at 7:30 p.m. with ABC broadcasting the matchup in primetime.There is still no update on the start times or networks for OSU’s home games against UNLV, Michigan State and Illinois, or its away games against Rutgers, Nebraska and Iowa. read more

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Two of My Favorite Things

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#TurksandCaicos, March 13, 2018 – Providenciales – Six of the Top 10 best beaches in the world – according to Trip Advisor – are in the Caribbean and it is an absolute favorite thing that the number one is in the Turks and Caicos Islands; Grace Bay Beach does it again!  People love the softness of the sand… they love the hues of blue and turquoise… they love the sunny conditions, year round and they love that the beach which spans 12 miles is never ever ever crowded.At No. 3 is Varadero Beach in Cuba!  The tripadvisor voters say it is paradise with a beach extending for miles… milk white sand… turquoise waters and warm water.  98% of those who have visited and who have commented on the travel booking website just love Varadero in Cuba.And those are two of my favorite things. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:last_img read more

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Lyfts AllAccess subscription service comes to San Diego

first_img October 16, 2018 KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The ride-hailing service Lyft announced Tuesday it will expand its All-Access subscription plan to all markets nationwide, including San Diego.Lyft’s All-Access plan offers residents a discounted fare for 30 rides of $15 or fewer. Lyft customers would normally pay up to $450 for that many rides, according to the company; the All-Access plan costs $299 per month. Customers receive a 5 percent discount for additional rides, but unused rides at the end of a 30-day period do not roll over to the next 30-day period.“This is the first step toward delivering on our goal of making car ownership optional, and we’re constantly looking for more ways to provide passengers with the easiest, most convenient options possible,” the company said in a statement.Lyft piloted the program earlier this year with differing costs and ride amounts, ranging from $199 per month for 30 rides or $399 for 60 rides. The All-Access plan has been compared to subscription services like Costco Wholesale and Amazon Prime. In a March interview with technology news outlet Techcrunch, Lyft CEO Logan Green expressed a desire to eventually move the transportation industry toward a subscription model similar to Netflix. KUSI Newsroom, Posted: October 16, 2018 Lyft’s All-Access subscription service comes to San Diego Categories: Local San Diego News, National & International News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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