BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC):All-rounder Carlos Brathwaite expects a challenging tour of Sri Lanka and wants to be prepared both physically and mentally if he gets his first call-up to the Test side.The 27-year-old, an attacking right-hander and penetrative seamer, is a member of the 15-member squad which departs for Sri Lanka at month end for a two-Test series.Brathwaite said conditions in the Asian nation would be trying, especially the humid weather and the hosts’ spin-based attack, but said he was using the ongoing preparation camp to properly equip himself.”Playing spin is always a challenge, and they are very good at strangling – basically, [they employ] a lot of bat pads. It’s not something we are accustomed to in the Caribbean,” Brathwaite said.”I think that would be a challenge as well as the heat and humidity. Myself as a fast bowling all-rounder, it’s probably one of the hardest jobs in the team so I will have to be extra fitter than the rest of the other guys.”So the challenge of being fit enough and strong enough to handle five days of cricket, and your body lasting to give 100 per cent for the West Indies, that is probably one of the main challenges.”Brathwaite has been in the selection frame ever since making his international debut in 2011 but has been limited to four One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20s, while campaigning extensively for West Indies A.Preparing for Test cricketAnd while he hopes he can break into the Test side soon, he said he remained focused on ensuring he was prepared for the opportunity.”First thing is to get a little fitter and a little stronger and be prepared by the beginning of the first Test, if selected, to hit the ground running and be a 100 per cent,” he indicated.”Playing-wise, I haven’t set any targets as such. I’m new to Test cricket, I haven’t played as yet so I just want to get in and amongst the 11, get on the park, and then from there, assess and see where I went wrong, what I did well and then I would be able to set some goals for the future.”
This week the stylists at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing Letterkenny share a guide to the most flattering cuts for women over 40 – because age should never be a barrier to trying a new look!Forty is being declared as the new 20 but we disagree! We think 40 is even better than 20, because women in their 40s ooze confidence. They know who they are and what they want. Great hair is a must at any age and 40 is no different. Just because you are not 20 anymore doesn’t mean that you have to go for an old fashioned hairstyle, you can opt for something classic and timeless but don’t let age be a barrier to try something new. Here are some of our team’s favourite cuts which will give you some inspiration when choosing your own flattering style.Jordan’s Pick – Layered Bob- Cate BlanchettJordan says this classic style is the perfect choice for women who want to look chic and elegant without a lot of maintenance. The great thing is that there is a bob suited to most face shapes and hair textures. Chin length bobs are perfect for petite and angular faces while round faces should opt for slightly more length. Irene’s Choice – Shoulder Length Layers – Tina Fey Irene says shoulder length, bouncy layers are beautiful at any age but are particularly age appropriate- this simple style is very flattering with long face-framing layers. If you have very fine hair use a thicker fuller hair product such as Nioxin Diaboost which will help create the beautiful volume and bounce. Anita’s Favourite- Shoulder Length Curls – Jennifer GarnerAnita says a shoulder length cut is very easy to maintain and provides you with great styling options. Subtle layering throughout the hair will give curl definition and create a beautiful youthful bounce. Shoulder length hair gives you great options and is a classic in that it never goes out of style. Rachel’s pick – Layered Razor Cut – Halle BerryGeometrically razor cut hair allowing a side fringe to creep over one eye. The style highlights delicate features and Rachel says if you have razor sharp cheekbones this is the perfect cut for you to show them off. Although this is a short cut you can still have fun styling it bringing a more edgy feel to it with a Mohawk style or a sleek and elegant style whichever matches your mood! Vickie’s choice- Smooth Fringe- Sofia VergaraVickie says Sofia Vergara’s style is very flattering and also incredibly functional if for any reason you’re self-conscious about your forehead, of course, even if you’re not, it’s still a great look for a woman in her 40s.Top TipsWhatever the length and style of cut you choose at any age one thing stays consistent –it should flatter, soften and frame your face. The Master Colour Experts at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing would advise that choosing the right colour placed in the correct manner is just as important. The stylists at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing, understand the importance of a personalised consultation to achieve a look that suits you best as an individual. Book your complimentary consultation to discuss what suits you best in term of skin tone, face shape and lifestyle. Call 00353 74 91 25476 or to book online click here https://www.patrickgildea.ie/book-your-appointment-online/. Does your skin need some TLC? Get a complimentary Dermalogica Skin Solver with Kim or Catherine at Allure Beauty at Patrick Gildea Hairdressing. For more hair and beauty tips see www.facebook.com/patrickgildeahairdressing Patrick Gildea Hairdressing: The best haircuts for women in their 40s was last modified: March 19th, 2019 by Patrick GildeaShare 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:hair styleshaircareletterkenny hair salonPatrick Gildea Hairdressing
Makaila Napoleon had 19 points and for the second time in as many meetings the Eureka High girls basketball team crushed its cross-town rival, the St. Bernard’s Crusaders, 58-35, this time doing so in the semifinal round of the Dick Niclai Memorial Tournament, Wednesday night at St. Bernard’s High.St. Bernard’s jumped out to a 7-2 lead midway through the first quarter after Jasa Sisemore hit an 18-foot fade-away, and for a few brief moments it appeared the Crusaders may have enough defensive …
We’ll have live scoring updates, news and analysis from the Raiders’ preseason opener against the Los Angeles Rams at the Coliseum on Saturday at 5 p.m. History buffs take note as this will be the final preseason game for the Raiders at the Coliseum as they begin their farewell season in Oakland before moving to Las Vegas next season.Neither the Raiders nor the Rams are expected to play many of their starters very much, if at all. In other words, get ready to see the battle between …
Sasol’s plant in Secunda, Mpumalanga province. (Image: Sasol. For more free photos, visit the image library.)Janine ErasmusSouth Africa is putting its weight behind research into carbon capture, with the recent launch of the South African Centre for Carbon Capture and Storage.The centre was launched in Johannesburg as a private/public/international partnership in late March 2009. It will oversee the compilation of the so-called carbon atlas, which will identify and rank potential carbon dioxide storage sites, and drive the development of carbon storage technology in the Southern African region.“Climate change is a global dilemma that requires a global resolution,” said minerals and energy minister Bujelwa Sonjica at the launch. “Carbon capture and storage is being propelled forward in a global context and it is essential that South Africa accesses worldwide advances and co-operates with other experts in the field.”The R25-million (US$2.7-million) centre is tasked with tapping into the vast South African expertise in mining and mineral resources and applying it to the commercial implementation of carbon dioxide storage. It is also intended to help facilitate the move from fossil fuels to renewable and nuclear energy.Present at the launch were representatives from South Africa’s national Department of Minerals and Energy, the Norwegian Ministry of Environment and Development, the British High Commission, South Africa’s Central Energy Fund, and the South African National Energy Research Institute (Saneri).Representatives from financial partners, such as coal producers Anglo Coal and Xstrata Coal, power utility Eskom and fuel manufacturer Sasol were also in attendance.Carbon storage atlasIn 2008 a group of high profile South African companies, each of which have much to gain from proper handling of greenhouse gases, banded together to identify suitable sites for carbon storage. These will be published in the work-in-progress carbon atlas.“This is a critical step in the process for carbon capture and storage in South Africa,” commented Sonjica. “Currently the atlas focuses only on South Africa. However, one might envisage it as a basis for a regional carbon dioxide geological storage atlas that might be developed in co-operation with our Southern African Development Community neighbours.”The R2-million ($210 000) project, under the leadership of Saneri, uses current geological information to pinpoint potentially suitable underground storage sites.The atlas is the collaborative work of Sasol, Eskom, the Petroleum, Oil and Gas Corporation of South Africa (PetroSA), mining giant Anglo American and Saneri. The atlas will rank potential storage sites according to a range of factors, such as storage capacity, proximity to industrial centres, and transportation pipelines.Work started in September 2008 and an initial assessment of South Africa’s storage potential is due for publication in early 2010 by the Council for Geoscience and the Petroleum Agency of South Africa. The complete atlas will be ready by mid-2010, says the Department of Minerals and Energy.According to the department, the first test injection of carbon dioxide is planned for 2016, while a pilot plant is likely to be up and running by 2020.Looking for storage spaceThe first places to look, says Tony Surridge, senior manager for fossil fuels and acting CEO of Saneri, would be where gas, oil or coal has already been mined.The spaces left behind would theoretically be ideal for carbon capture and storage, which involves the collection of carbon dioxide before it escapes into the atmosphere, compressing it under immense pressure into a liquid form, and then injecting it into deep underground structures.These may be depleted oil and gas mines, coal seams, or deep saline aquifers – below-surface water-bearing formations of porous rock, sand or gravel, filled with salt water and therefore useless for agriculture or drinking. Aquifers are viewed as important potential carbon dioxide sinks because they tend to be large and close together, and may be capable of storing great volumes of the gas.Because of the depth of the geological structures and the resulting pressure, the carbon dioxide will not revert to its original gaseous form, and will be easily absorbed by rock. Furthermore, say scientists, the risk of it escaping is minimal.There is also the potential application of compressed carbon dioxide being injected into geological formations to help increase production from coal beds or oil and gas reservoirs.Coal-burning countrySouth Africa derives most of its power from the burning of coal, and is rated as one of the African continent’s biggest carbon culprits – with emissions approaching 400-million tons of carbon dioxide annually, it contributes about 1% to total global emissions.The country pledged during the Climate Change Summit held in March 2009 to stabilise greenhouse gas emissions between 2020 and 2025, keep them steady for up to 10 years and then start a decrease.And with a number of new coal-fired power stations on the drawing board, it is vital that plans be put into place now to deal with the future increase in emission of greenhouse gases.While carbon capture involves capturing greenhouse gases before they can escape into the atmosphere, it is equally important that they are stored in a suitable place.Surridge says that up to 60%, or 249-million tons, of South Africa’s carbon emissions could be almost immediately locked away in storage, technology permitting.However, it is also important to remember that carbon storage is not intended to replace strategies for increasing energy efficiency, and that steps to reduce greenhouse gas emissions must still be regarded as a priority.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at email@example.com.Related articlesSA faiths unite for climateInvesting in a green futureUseful linksCarbon capture and storageSouth African National Energy Research InstituteDepartment of Science and TechnologyDepartment of Minerals and EnergyCouncil for GeosciencePetroleum Agency South AfricaSA national energy efficiency campaignState of the environmentClimate Change Summit
19 June 2012 South African Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe arrived in the Democratic Republic of the Congo town of Lubumbashi on Tuesday for the second leg of an Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) that began in Kinshasa last week. The ITI is part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s export and investment promotion strategy, that focuses on targeted high-growth markets, with the objective of creating investment and export opportunities for South African companies and promoting South Africa as a trade and investment destination. “We are looking forward to fruitful engagements between the Congolese and the South African government and business leaders during the three days of our stay in Lubumbashi,” said Thabethe, who is accompanied by more than 60 South African businesspeople on the two-legged visit. Thabethe said the first leg of the visit was a great success. “The huge number of businesspeople who attended the seminar and exhibition last Thursday showed there is a greater hunger and enthusiasm from the Congolese businesspeople to do business with South Africa.” Thabethe hoped that business people in Lubumbashi, which has been described as the commercial capital of the DRC, would come in their numbers to discuss possible deals and joint ventures with their South African counterparts. Thabethe was due to deliver a keynote address at a business seminar hosted by the department at the Grand Karavia Hotel on Tuesday, before opening an exhibition of South African products and services. The exhibition was due to be followed by business-to-business meetings. On Wednesday, Thabethe is expected to address a gala dinner where top South African artists, Kwela Tebza and Ringo, will entertain guests, before returning home on Thursday. Source: BuaNews
To celebrate Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu’s 86th birthday, a new public space installation was unveiled in Cape Town on 7 October 2017. The Arch for the Arch represents Tutu’s life and legacy as South Africa’s moral compass for more than 50 years.The Arch for the Arch tribute outside St George’s Cathedral in Cape Town on 7 October 2017. (Image: The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation)CD AndersonThe Arch for the Arch is situated next to St George’s Cathedral, Cape Town, and is made up of 14 wooden beams arched to form a dome. The project was commissioned by Design Indaba and sponsored by Liberty Group SA. It was created by Nordic architectural firm Snøhetta.At its unveiling, attended by Tutu and Cape Town mayor Patricia de Lille, Design Indaba CEO Ravi Naidoo explained the symbolism and significance of the arches.“The Arch for the Arch, representing the 14 chapters of our Constitution, [is] a constant reminder about where we come from and the need to uphold its values.” On each beam, phrases from the Constitution have been engraved and can be easily read by visitors.In her dedication of the Arch to Tutu, De Lille said “[the South African] Constitution is considered one of the most progressive in the world, and similarly to how an arch relies on a keystone to avoid collapse, so too do South African freedoms rely on the Constitution”.“As a leader in our community, Archbishop Tutu continues to speak truth to power before and after our liberation. I was fortunate to be one of the members of the Constitutional Assembly that wrote the final Constitution.”In a short speech at the unveiling, Tutu thanked Design Indaba and the City of Cape Town for the tribute, saying how touched he and his wife, Leah, were by the honour. He briefly outlined the history of the cathedral, highlighting his personal memory of the 1989 Cape Town peace march when 30,000 South Africans of all races, religions and cultures gathered to begin toppling the “walls of unfreedom”.“Thank you, thank you, thank you. We are who we are because of you,” The Arch concluded.The presentation also featured a video message from the Dalai Lama, who paid tribute to his close friend and fellow freedom fighter: “[You have had an impact on] millions of people’s minds… The only remedy you see [for a] problem is compassion, forgiveness, love, tolerance… [and] you always… teach these values and you yourself practise these things.”Naidoo explained that the Arch’s location was significant: “Straddling the country’s oldest avenue, the Arch connects St George’s Cathedral to Parliament. [Tutu] is a man of the holy book and a man of justice, which in our country is represented by our Constitution.”The church is Archbishop Tutu’s spiritual home, a point from which he launched many of his anti-apartheid marches and campaigns during the 1970s and 80s. The public space next to the cathedral is still a popular gathering point for grassroots activists and protests.De Lille said the Arch’s location should be viewed as a moral compass to the country’s leaders. “We hope the parliamentarians will view this Arch every day and remember that, and the integrity and resilience with which our Constitution was forged.”Lead architect on the project Kjetil Thorsen said the structure was meant to serve as a reminder of what South Africans had sacrificed to get where they were, and the hope was that it would become a place maker and a space where people might stop for a moment to reflect on the country, the Constitution, or whatever it was that was influencing their lives at that particular point.Archbishop Desmond Tutu honoured with an Arch for his 86th birthday this past weekend. @DesmondTutuPFhttps://t.co/XbrteWDxrQ pic.twitter.com/vlRZ637HPE— Lead SA (@lead_sa) October 9, 2017ICYMI, watch the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Arch for Arch (Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu): https://t.co/W0OqBB7tel via @ewnupdates. pic.twitter.com/uaqldobpkQ— Western Cape Gov (@WesternCapeGov) October 9, 2017Stunning 86th birthday celebrations yesterday of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu & the unveiling of the ‘Arch for Arch’ @TheDesmondTutu pic.twitter.com/0fnggudCXl— St. George’s CT (@sgcathedral) October 8, 2017A smaller version of the structure will be unveiled on Constitution Hill in Johannesburg in December 2017, celebrating 21 years of the Constitution.Source: News24, The Desmond and Leah Tutu Legacy FoundationWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
YouTube sensation Lisa Mishra was known for recording cover versions of popular songs. But her life changed once producer Rhea Kapoor discovered her version of Veere Di Wedding’s Tareefan. Soon she flew to India to render a reprise version of the song. Her latest track is The Wakhra Song from JudgeMentall Hai Kya which has grabbed a lot of attention. When asked about coming on board the song, she says, “Tanishk Bagchi and I have known each other ever since I released the reprise version of Tareefan. And we always wanted to work together. We were just waiting for the right song and opportunity. So, he sent me a text to come and try this one out. I already loved the song so much; it is one of my favourites. It was just really great that this is the one he had for me to try out.” Also Read – I have personal ambitions now: PriyankaTalking about collaborating with Bagchi for the first time, she says, “Working with Tanishk was really awesome as he is very clear about what he wants. He is very focused when it comes to working and does not like wasting time. Also, he is just so very nice. He is somebody who is incredibly responsible about time. He is also very funny and easy to get along with.”Punjabi vocalist Navv Inder’s Wakhra swag that released in 2015 became an instant chartbuster. So does Mishra feel any pressure of living up to the original track? “Of course, I felt the pressure of living up to the original because there are so many people, including myself, who love the original Wakhra swag. I hope we did justice and I hope it has come out great. It is really cool to have a female rap on this and Also Read – Salman Khan remembers actor Vinod Khannathe female verse on it gives a new perspective very familiar and well-loved song,” comes her reply. The song marks her first collaboration with rapper Raja Kumari too. “It was awesome working with Raja Kumari because she and I are very close friends. So, when we got to know that we were going to sing a song together, we were really very excited and we have never collaborated before. We have always talked about collaborating and I could not be very happier working on The wakhra song together.” Mishra says that Kangana Ranaut is her favourite actress. “I was so excited to sing for Kangana because she is one of my favourite actresses. Rajkummar Rao is also one of the finest actors in the industry, so to croon a song for their film was an honour.” Hinting at her upcoming projects, she says, “I have a lot of projects coming out in the next five months. I am very excited to have people to listen to these songs that we have worked on for so long. Some of them are films and my next one is non-film. I was really excited about the success of Sajna ve and so I am all set to release another independent music piece.”
APTN National NewsHome ownership is a dream for many families, but finding that dream home in the Northwest Territories is much harder.Houses are far more expensive there than in most cities and there are fewer available to buy.But as APTN National News reporter Wayne Rivers reports, a new project underway in Yellowknife will give several families in the territory a place to call home.
Seven residents were nominated for the Youth Award which is given to an individual under the age of 19 who has made a positive contribution to the community on a volunteer basis. Mustafa Rashid won the award last year. This years nominees are:• Emma Lavigne• Jaycee Bird• Trinity Douglas• Mohammed Faisal• Desirae Wiebe• Landon Tolsma• Hunter FaminowFour residents were nominated for the Mayor’s Citizen of the Year Award. The award recognizes an individual that has achieved positive notoriety outside our community for their actions, is recognized as leaders or role models by their peers, or has won international, national, or provincial titles or awards for their efforts. Cindy Dettling won the award last year. This years nominees are:• Steven Cooper• Alan Yu• Adam Reaburn• Ella Fraser Sue PopeskuBonnie AndersonJoan PattersonCatherine RuddellIrene Gut23 residents are nominated for the Recreation Award, which recognizes an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in the promotion, organization, support, and/or motivation of sports, recreation, and leisure pursuits including healthy and active living. Bo Hedges won the award last year. The nominees this year are:• Connor Bull• Shannon Garbe• Rebecca Pruden• Mike Hamre• Neil Evans• Crystal Cup• Paul van Nostrand• Justin Donally @ Five Star MMA• Chantelle Yates• FSJ Disc Golf Sports Club• Clint Warkentin• Marissa Jordan• Jenna Hildebrand• Gail Weber• North Peace Cricket Foundation• Paul Kalas• Lee Hartman• Broyden Bennett• Sterling Middleton• Darren Snider• Lori Coulter• Dan Turner• Annika HedicanSix residents were nominated for the Literacy Award. The award recognizes special contributions of an individual or group that has made an outstanding contribution towards promoting in areas including literacy, language, multiculturalism and community issues in Fort St. John. Morgan Churchill won the award last year. The nominees this year are:• Irene Gut• Kim Boettcher• Mona Khanbabaei• Matt Preprost• Karen Sutherland• Teachers of Dr. KearneyThe largest number of nominees went to the Humanitarian Award bringing in 28 nominees. The Humanitarian Award recognizes an individual or a group of volunteers whose actions, commitment, volunteer leadership, service and community spirit have made a difference in the lives of those in the community. Faisal Rashid won the award last year. This year the nominees are:• Trevor Bolin• North Peace Pride Society• Amanda Trotter• Alan Yu• Tina Neufeld• MCC Thrift Shop• Allyson Sperling• Natalie Braun• Women’s Resource Society• Russell Eggleston• Brenda Baumeister• 100 Women Who Care• North Peace Sr. Housing Society• Steve Brousson• Jen Pimm• On our Way Home• Esther Haab• Fillanthropy Movement• Edwina Nearhood• Elizabeth Calder• Tami Peters• Gord Sandhu• Laurie Cardinal• Brian Baldry• Troy Henderson• Bob Corbett• Bonnie Isenberg• Roxanne Chmelyk FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The 11th annual Fort St. John Community Awards Gala will take place tomorrow night at the Lido Theatre.There are 83 Fort St. John residents nominated for the six awards. Thursday night’s gala will feature live entertainment from Adam Winn, as well as special guest speakers Doug Peterson and the Crystal Cup Organizing Committee.The Cultural Award is given to an individual or a group for their volunteer efforts in historical, visual, performing, or literary arts. It was won by Russel Eggleston last year. The award received five nominees this year: The Gala is set to kick off at 7:00 p.m. Thursday.