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Achraf Hakimi to Visit Young Fan Who Wore His Makeshift Jersey

Rabat – Atlas Lion Achraf Hakimi contacted a young fan and sent him several jerseys, after a picture of the 6-year-old Moroccan boy wearing an Achraf Hakimi jersey made out of plastic went viral. The boy’s family, from Sefrou, shared the picture on Facebook and asked others to spread the message, hoping it would reach Hakimi or Dortmund officials.On Wednesday, Hakimi responded to the boy and requested that the boy’s family contact him directly. Hakimi also recorded a special message dedicated to the young fan, from Sefrou, near Fez.Borussia Dortmund’s defender is currently on holiday in Paris with his girlfriend, Hiba Abouk. read more

Grains mostly lower livestock lower

Wheat for May was off 8.25 cents at 4.1850 a bushel; May corn rose 1.25 cents at 3.5325 a bushel; May oats fell 12.25 cents at $3.05 a bushel; while May soybeans lost 6.25 cents at $8.4125 a bushel.Beef and pork were lower on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Apr. live cattle was off 1.02 cents at $1.2375 a pound; May feeder cattle lost 1.80 cents at $1.4160 a pound; while May lean hogs fell .47 cent at $.8430 a pound.The Associated Press

Canadas economy sheds 7000 jobs in second decline in 3 months

OTTAWA — Canada’s jobs market continues to sputter as the economy gave back some of January’s gains by shedding 7,000 workers overall in February, a disappointment to those hoping for a strong start to the year.[np_storybar title=”Canada’s jobs picture is far bleaker than Ottawa currently portrays, study suggests” link=”https://business.financialpost.com/2014/03/06/statistics-canada-failing-to-tell-whole-story-about-canadas-job-market-clc-says/”%5DThe Canadian Labour Congress is asking Statistics Canada to change the way it reports on unemployment, saying a more fulsome analysis of the data it collects would paint a very different picture of the country’s labour market. Read on [/np_storybar]The loss was tiny in relative terms and insufficient to alter the 7.0% unemployment rate.But after last week’s news of stronger fourth-quarter economic growth than forecasted, and a gain of 29,000 jobs in January, economists had expected February would also see a gain in the order of about 15,000 jobs.The bottom line looked worse than the underlying details — which included a pickup in full-time employment and private sector hiring — but it was sufficiently soft, especially when put up against the 175,000 job gain in the U.S., for markets to sell down the Canadian dollar.The loonie fell almost three-quarters of a cent to 90.26 cents US as the news was released Friday, giving back most of the gains of the past week.The setback in February — the second decline in three months — continued a pattern of up and down months in the Canadian labour market, which has been virtually stalled since last August.[np_storybar title=”By the numbers” link=””]Here’s what happened provincially (previous month in brackets): — Newfoundland 11.8 (12.0) — Prince Edward Island 11.5 (11.3) — Nova Scotia 8.9 (8.6) — New Brunswick 9.8 (9.9) — Quebec 7.8 (7.5) — Ontario 7.5 (7.5) — Manitoba 5.3 (5.6) — Saskatchewan 3.9 (4.3) — Alberta 4.3 (4.6) — British Columbia 6.4 (6.4) [/np_storybar]While the last 12 months has seen a pick-up of 95,000 workers, Statistics Canada noted “there has been little overall employment growth in Canada since August 2013.”“Looking through the typical see-saw pattern in Canadian employment, there is little doubt that underlying trends are cooling, with job totals up a modest 0.5% from a year ago and the unemployment rate seemingly stuck at 7.0%,” said Doug Porter, chief economist with BMO Capital Markets.“I wouldn’t expect a whole lot more in the year ahead as we see this so-called rotation away from housing and consumer spending to exports and business investment,” he added.As troubling, added Porter, is that almost all the job growth in the past year has occurred in Alberta, with other regions left picking up the scraps.Porter says monthly regional breakdowns are notoriously unreliable because of the larger sampling error factor in the survey, but a year-long look usually tells a true tale.What the long-view shows is that Alberta has picked up 82,000 jobs compared with a year ago, an increase of 3.8% of the workforce, while Ontario and Saskatchewan gained 29,000 and 5,000 jobs respectively. All other provinces have lost jobs, except for New Brunswick which broke even.The general malaise is reflected in the employment rate, which held steady at 61.6%, still about two percentage points below the pre-recession highs. This means that almost five years removed from the recession, there are still hundreds of thousands fewer workers in Canada relative to the population that before the slump.But economists also noted that the underlying details were much more positive. Full-time employment rose by 18,900 and private sector jobs increased by 35,200. Offsetting the gains were sharp drops in part-time jobs and a massive falloff of 51,000 government jobs.Scotiabank economists Derek Holt and Dov Zigler said the one-month public service plunge was likely exaggerated, given that the sector only lost 41,000 for the full year.Still, there is no doubt government spending restraint is holding back job creation in Canada, economists said, a major factor in the weak U.S. job market as well.“These figures illustrate the folly of imposing public-service cuts on a stagnant job market. Unfortunately, the federal government and many provincial governments have prioritized fiscal austerity over economic growth,” said Erin Weir, an economist with the United Steelworkers.There were 15,500 fewer people classified as employees, as well, but 8,600 more people became self-employed.Regionally, Quebec and British Columbia both had off employment months of 25,500 and 10,400 respectively compared with January, while Alberta and Nova Scotia saw gains of 19,000 and 2,900.By industry, there were 9,000 more workers in natural resources and 7,900 more in agriculture in February, but 25,000 fewer in finance, insurance, real estate and leasing. Manufacturing saw a small pick-up of about 5,000, while construction lost 3,600.In a separate report, Statistics Canada said the country’s trade deficit had significantly narrowed to $177 million in January from $922 million the previous month, although most of the improvement had little to do with jobs generating exports. In fact, in volume terms, exports fell 5.3%, while a sharp decline in imports and better prices helped the bottom line. read more

Most actively traded companies on the TSX

Some of the most active companies traded Tuesday on the Toronto Stock Exchange:Toronto Stock Exchange (15,202.37, up 73.68 points):Trican Well Service Ltd. (TSX:TCW). Oil and gas. Up five cents, or 1.41 per cent, to $3.59 on 5.9 million shares.Encana Corp. (TSX:ECA). Oil and gas. Up 54 cents, or 4.35 per cent, to $12.96 on 5.7 million shares.Baytex Energy Corp. (TSX:BTE). Oil and gas. Up 26 cents, or 8.55 per cent, to $3.30 on 5.4 million shares.Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B). Aerospace, rail equipment. Up two cents, or 0.84 per cent, to $2.40 on 4.8 million shares.Cenovus Energy Inc. (TSX:CVE). Oil and gas. Up 61 cents, or 6.55 per cent, to $9.93 on 4.6 million shares.Trevali Mining Corp. (TSX:TV). Miner. Up 2.5 cents, or 1.90 per cent, to $1.34 on 4.3 million shares.Companies reporting major news:Cott Corp. (TSX:BCB). Beverages – non-alcoholic. Up $1.18, or 6.40 per cent, to $19.61 on 1.6 million shares. The company has signed a deal to sell its traditional beverage manufacturing business to Dutch company Refresco for US$1.25 billion. read more

Sri Lanka boosts scientific cooperation with CERN

An International Cooperation Agreement (ICA) to enhance scientific cooperation in High Energy Physics between the scientific community of Sri Lanka and the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), was signed in Geneva.Minister of Science, Technology and Research, Susil Premajayantha and the Director for International Relations of CERN,  Ms. Charlotte Warakaulle signed on behalf of the two parties. Speaking at the event, Minister Premajayantha said improving scientific cooperation with international organizations such as CERN will contribute to the Government’s efforts in the development of science, technology and research, as well as in popularizing science education in the country. Ms. Warakaulle commended the Sri Lanka Government’s commitment and investment in fundamental research and pledged the cooperation of CERN in furthering this goal. Sri Lanka becomes the 47th country to sign an ICA with CERN, which is regarded the most prominent particle physics research institute in the world. This Agreement will create a framework for the participation by Sri Lankan scientists, engineers and technicians in research projects of the CERN and increase opportunities for Sri Lankan undergraduates and physics teachers to participate in CERN’s training programmes. As a follow-up to the implementation of this Agreement, it was agreed that that a group of leading scientists representing the different Universities in Sri Lanka would undertake a ‘Study visit’ to CERN in May 2017 in order to familiarize themselves with the CERN’s ongoing research. It was also agreed that a ‘Particle Physics Cluster’ will be formed in Sri Lanka in order to develop scientific cooperation between Sri Lanka and CERN by networking through a virtual institute. CERN experts will also visit Sri Lanka to engage more closely with the Sri Lankan scientific community and to support the upgrading of teaching of physics in high schools. It was further agreed that CERN would consider donating servers to be used for data analysis projects with CERN.Formal cooperation between Sri Lanka and CERN was initiated on 25 June 2015, following the signing of an ‘Expression of Interest’ (EOI) Agreement between Sri Lanka‘s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha and the then Director General of CERN, Prof. Rolf-Dieter Heuer. As a result of this process, for the first time two Sri Lankan undergraduate students participated in the CERN Summer Student Programme 2016, while it has also enabled Sri Lankan teachers to apply to participate in the CERN High School Physics Teachers International Programme. In September 2016, CERN Senior Advisor on International Relations, Dr. Rüdiger Voss visited Sri Lanka as a Guest of the Government of Sri Lanka and a Resource Person at the ‘Science and Technology for Society Forum Sri Lanka 2016’  (STS Forum 2016), where it was decided to move towards signing a full-fledged International Cooperation Agreement.The Ministry of Science, Technology and Research and the Coordinating Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation (COSTI), have been responsible for coordinating these projects, with assistance from the Sri Lanka National Science Foundation (NSF).Following the signing of the Agreement, Minister Premajayantha visited the CERN underground experimental area, in Cessy, France, also known as the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) experiment, particle detector at CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC). He was also able to see a demonstration of a hands-on particle physics experiment in the ‘S’Cool Lab’, the particle physics learning laboratory at CERN, which offers experimental workshops for high school physics students and teachers from around the world. Sri Lanka‘s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva Ambassador Ravinatha Aryasinha, Deputy Permanent Representative Mrs. Samantha Jayasuriya, Counsellor Ms. Shashika Somaratne, the Officer responsible for CERN cooperation Second Secretary Ms. Dilini Gunasekera, and Head of the Group of Fifteen (G-15) Secretariat Mr. Gihan Indragupta were associated with Minister Premajayantha in the discussions, while CERN’s Senior Advisor and former Head of International Relations. Dr. Rüdiger Voss, Head of Associate Member and Non-Member State Relations Prof. Emmanuel Tsesmelis and other senior officials were associated with Ms. Warakaulle. read more

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Wrestling Snyder claims gold for USA at World Wrestling Championships in Paris

OSU junior heavyweight has his hand raised after defeating Wisconsin’s Connor Medbery in the 285-pound finals at the 2017 NCAA tournament in St. Louis, Missouri. Snyder won 6-3, while the Buckeyes placed second as a team. Credit: Courtesy of OSU AthleticsOhio State wrestler and Olympic gold medalist Kyle Snyder struck gold for his country once again at the World Wrestling Championships on Saturday in Paris with a 6-5 victory in the men’s freestyle 97kg final over Russia’s Abdulrashi Sadulaev to win a gold medal. Snyder trailed for most of the match, but was able to make the most of a pair of spin-behind takedowns that netted four of his six points in the matchup. Trailing 4-5 with less than 30 seconds remaining, the heavyweight maneuvered himself behind a kneeling Sadulaev to take position, two points and the eventual victory. The Ohio State senior entered the tournament as the top seed among 26 of the globe’s elite wrestlers. This was the third gold medal for Snyder as the Buckeye had also taken home a gold medal from both the Olympics and a previous World Wrestling Championship. The win also clinched a team championship in freestyle for the United States. Snyder’s opening match in Paris was a 10-0 technical fall finish as he defeated Mamed Ibragimov of Kazakhstan in a convincing victory, registering four takedowns and two forced step-outs. Japan’s Naoya Akaguma was waiting for Snyder in the quarterfinals, though the Buckeye made quick work of him as well. The two-time NCAA Champion scored a takedown at the 2:59 mark of the opening period to register his second straight 10-0 technical fall. Throughout the match, the Ohio State senior tallied three takedowns and four forced step-outs. To reach the gold medal matchup, Snyder defeated Aslanbek Alborov of Azerbaijan in the semifinals by a score of 9-2. Snyder dominated by a score of 7-2 in the opening period after recording two takedowns and three forced step-outs. In the second period, the two-time Big Ten Champion scored a takedown and finished the 9-2 victory to advance to the finals. Former Ohio State wrestler Logan Stieber competed in Paris as well. Despite being the No. 2 seed in the tournament, the four-time national champion suffered shutout losses in two of his three matches and was eliminated from the 61kg weight class. Stieber graduated from Ohio State in 2015. read more

What happens when you crack an egg 100 feet underwater

first_imgHave you ever wondered what would happen to an egg if you cracked it deep underwater? Yeah, we haven’t either. Leave it to a pair of Aussie divers to jump in and try it out to see the results. Two instructors from Go Dive Brisbane dove into 32 meters of water with a half dozen eggs intent on solving the underwater mystery, the results they got were interesting, as well as what happened to the eggs when they were done.For us Americans that don’t use the metric system, 32 meters converts to about 105 feet of water, so these guys were deep. When the divers broke the egg, the result was not a gloppy mess, but rather the egg remained in a ovoid shape until it, well, disappeared!The science behind the result is not too difficult to understand. Because of the weight of seawater, objects at considerable depth have much more pressure placed on them. The greater the depth, the higher the pressure. At 100 feet of water, the pressure felt is equal to about three times the our normal pressure on land (about 45 PSI). With all of that force pushing in on the egg, it can maintain the ovoid shape. The reason that the egg looks yellow is the fact that raw egg whites are nearly transparent, so it’s hard to make them out on video.Divers have reported playing tennis underwater with eggs like this using coffee stirrers, perhaps a new Olympic sport? Hey if trampoline can be an event, why not this?As for the disappearance of the egg, we will let you watch the video to find out how that happened.Go Dive Brisbane via Nerdaliciouslast_img read more

Popular RTÉ Sport broadcaster Pat McAuliffe dies aged 61

first_img Tweet thisShare on FacebookEmail this article By Paul Dollery 7 Comments Apr 1st 2019, 11:15 AM Monday 1 Apr 2019, 11:15 AM Popular RTÉ Sport broadcaster Pat McAuliffe dies aged 61 The affable reporter was well-known throughout the country, but particularly so in his native Cork. https://the42.ie/4570675 center_img Subscribe 68,630 Views Share188 Tweet Email Short URL Pat McAuliffe, RIP. Source: James Crombie/INPHOTRIBUTES ARE BEING paid to well-known RTÉ Sport reporter Pat McAuliffe, who died suddenly this morning. He was 61.An affable and popular figure, he was a familiar voice on the airwaves as he reported on a variety of sports, most often from his native Cork.McAuliffe was a regular presence in the press boxes at Turner’s Cross, Páirc Uí Chaoimh and Musgrave Park. In addition to his work for RTÉ, he wrote for local newspaper The Echo during a long career in sports journalism.A former player with Rockmount AFC, he also served as a football referee. On the GAA front, he was a key figure behind the scenes in the running of the Rochestown club in recent years.Yesterday he attended the SSE Airtricity League U19 game between Cobh Ramblers and Cork City at St Colman’s Park.Former Ireland out-half Ronan O’Gara and RTÉ colleague Michael Corcoran are among the many who have paid tribute to Pat McAuliffe on Twitter this morning.Terribly sad news. Was also at Temple Hill and Musgrave Pk. A really decent man. Thoughts with all his family and friends. Rest In Peace Pat.— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) April 1, 2019Totally shocked to learn of the death of my old RTE Cork colleague and friend Pat McAuliffe. We spent many happy years together in Fr Matthew St keeping the sports flag flying. Rest in Peace Pat.— Michael Corcoran (@MichaelC_RTE) April 1, 2019The FAI are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of veteran broadcaster & journalist Pat McAuliffeOur sympathies are with the family & friends of a true gentleman and supporter of Irish football #RIP pic.twitter.com/YwSQeq8qmY— FAIreland ⚽️🇮🇪 (@FAIreland) April 1, 2019The thoughts of everyone at Munster Rugby are with the family, friends & colleagues of @RTESport reporter Pat McAuliffe after his sudden passing.Pat was a gentleman and a hugely popular presence in press boxes in Munster & across the country.Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h’anam pic.twitter.com/zcXgS28JmR— Munster Rugby (@Munsterrugby) April 1, 2019All @CorkCityFC are deeply saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Pat McAuliffe. Pat covered City games at all levels for many years. Our sympathies to his friends, family and colleagues. #CCFC84— CCFC.gold (@CorkCityFC) April 1, 2019Cork GAA would like to extend their deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of @RTEsport reporter Pat McAuliffe RIP who died suddenly.Pat reported on Cork games for @rte and was a regular visitor to Pairc Ui Rinn & Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Ar dheis go raibh a anam dilis— Cork GAA (@OfficialCorkGAA) April 1, 2019Subscribe to our new podcast, The42 Rugby Weekly, here:last_img read more

Apollo takes Tokyo by storm

first_imgSydney restaurateurs Jonathan Barthlemess and Sam Christie launched the first modern Greek restaurant to ever open in Tokyo on Thursday 31 March. The Apollo Ginza, their latest joint venture in the heart of Japan, is situated in the up-scale luxury retail precinct, on the top floor of Tokyu Plaza Ginza.“I’m very excited. It’s quite unreal; it looks like The Apollo as well, so it’s kind of being in a building like Tokyo which feels like home,” Sam Christie tells Neos Kosmos a few hours before the restaurant’s official opening. “There may have been a couple of other small Greek eateries in Tokyo … a souvlaki place … but nothing at this level.”“We had the Greek embassy here yesterday for lunch and they loved it, which is really flattering. The feedback was great and they said that our tarama was the best they’ve ever had,” he enthuses.Christie and Barthlemess’ off-shore child will follow the example of its hugely popular NSW sibling, which has been one of Potts Point’s main culinary attractions since it opened its doors on Macleay Street back in February 2012. They were approached by Transit, Bill Granger’s Japan-based restaurant and cafe group after they ate at The Apollo in Sydney.“The project has been in the pipeline for almost two-and-a-half years since the first contact from our Japanese partners,” he explains. “We are planning on delivering the same quality of food and overall feel that one can get at The Apollo.”The Apollo is an award-winning modern Greek restaurant with the emphasis on simple dishes while accentuating the strength and freshness of Mediterranean flavours. In its first year, it received 2012 Best New Restaurant in the inaugural Time Out Sydney Food Awards and has continued to grow from strength to strength, voted Top Ten status for the The Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide People’s Choice award in 2015. The Apollo’s mouth-watering Greek Australian fusion cuisine has not only seen it retain its One Hat status, but also gained Barthlemess’ menu a one-star rating in The Top 100 in the Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards.For this accomplishment Christie and Barthlemess are both “proud and happy”.Building on their success, in February 2014 the duo opened the thriving Japanese joint ChoCho Cho San in Potts Point, which has given Barthlemess the opportunity to explore and interpret the rich heritage of Japanese food in a style that’s produce-driven, simple and elegant.The rich and multi-layered food and drink culture in Tokyo inspired them to re-imagine the Japanese izakaya in an Australian vein. Japanese people seem to take a special liking to Greek flavours and the freshness of seafood and vegetables in Tokyo has been a plus to create authentic Greek recipes.“It’s hard to predict what the most popular dish will be here in Tokyo,” Christie muses.“Finding suppliers for certain products was challenging,” he tells Neos Kosmos, “but we managed to locate the best so we are doing lamb cutlets here as well as the baked lamb.”“We have also added more char-grilled beef-cuts from Japan, something we don’t do in Sydney.”Jonathan Barthlemess, who has relocated to Japan temporarily, said the chance to work with his Japanese counterparts was incredibly fascinating. “I hold great respect for the sincerity, humility and professionalism which is integral to Japanese culture.“I am excited to create a menu that features The Apollo classics and also has plenty of room to accommodate new dishes suited to local palates,” he enthused. The menu will therefore continue to include a focus on its classic shared plates and dishes cooked over a wood-fire. “The Japanese love set menus, so at lunchtime we’ve got three different ones running. We aim for more people to be introduced to our signature dishes and to make it more affordable,” he emphasises.The Apollo Ginza will offer guests a 180-seat dining space with an impressive and functional interior also designed by Greek hands. Winning the Best Restaurant Design 2012 Belle Interior Design Awards, the architect responsible for the Sydney and Tokyo fit out is George Livissianis. His minimalist approach with grey, pared-back interiors at The Apollo has created synergies to the Greek landscape, a dusty palette, an engagingly simple setting with a level of sophistication.With such a team at its helm there’s no doubt The Apollo Ginza will have Tokyoites at konnichiwa.For more information go to theapollo.jp Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img read more

Boyata absent for Celtic

first_imgCeltic defender Dedryck Boyata will be absent from the team’s UEFA Europa League playoff first leg tie against Suduva.The Belgium international will be missing from action once again for the Bhoys, but manager Brendan Rodgers insists he has a medical issue.Rodgers and Boyata have been at loggerheads all summer after the player’s request to leave the club was turned down before he then refused to play in Celtic’s UEFA Champions League qualifying loss to AEK Athens, claiming he was injured after the manager confirmed his full fitness.Boyata returned to training with the first team after spending time training with the club’s U-20 team.The defender held talks with manager Rodgers and club captain Scott Brown as all parties involved decided to resolve the issue for good.Rodgers said, as quoted by Independent: “Dedryck Boyata isn’t here. There are still issues with him physically.SAINT PETERSBURG, RUSSIA - JULY 14: Thomas Vermaelen, Dedryck Boyata, Marouane Fellaini, Thibaut Courtois and Axel Witsel of Belgium celebrate victory following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia 3rd Place Playoff match between Belgium and England at Saint Petersburg Stadium on July 14, 2018 in Saint Petersburg, Russia. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)Roberto Martinez hails young Dedryck Boyata Obinna Echi – September 4, 2018 Belgium boss Roberto Martinez suggests Dedryck Boyata is one of the most unselfish football players he has ever worked with in his managerial career.Boyata, 27,…“We’re at a stage in the season where we can’t afford to take any real risks on players if they’re not physically right to be here.”“He has a problem with his back that he struggled with last week. Overall his fitness, in terms of being ready to come in, isn’t there.”Rodgers admitted disappointment at crashing out of the Champions League in the third qualifying round – “you can’t deny that” – but is keen to make sure Celtic reach the group stages of the Europa League.He said: “We want to ensure we make no mistakes over these two games, get qualification and then there’s going to be a lot of real football rewards in that for us.”Meanwhile, Celtic have ended their interest in signing Scott McKenna, after his club, Aberdeen rejected their £3.5million offer for the player.last_img read more

New Lynching Memorial Is A Space To Talk About All Of That

first_imgLynsey Weatherspoon for NPRThe National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening in Montgomery, Ala., on Thursday, is dedicated to victims of lynching.Editor’s note: This report contains language and an image some may find offensive. The National Memorial for Peace and Justice, opening Thursday, stands high on a hillside overlooking downtown Montgomery, Ala. Beyond the buildings you can see the winding Alabama River and hear the distant whistle of a train — the nexus that made the city a hub for the domestic slave trade.And that’s where the experience begins as visitors encounter a life-size sculpture in bronze of six people in rusting shackles, including a mother with a baby in her arms.“You see the agony and the anguish and the suffering in these figures,” says Bryan Stevenson, founder and director of the Equal Justice Initiative, the non-profit legal advocacy group that created the memorial.“It’s people in distress,” Stevenson says. “And I don’t think we’ve actually done a very good job of acknowledging the pain and agony, the suffering, the humiliation, the complete denial of humanity that slavery created for black people on this continent.”Stevenson serves as a tour guide through the somber space – which remembers the nation’s history of racial terror, representing a journey from slavery to the period after the Civil War, and before the civil rights movement.Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPRKwame Akoto-Bamfo’s life-size sculpture of enslaved people in rusting shackles that evoke dripping blood is one of the first things visitors encounter at the memorial. The 800 monuments suspended from the ceiling each stand for a county where racial killings occurred. Victims’ names are etched on each one.“No reconciliation without an acknowledgement”The memorial houses 800 steel blocks, each 6 feet tall, suspended from above, and arranged in a square surrounding a grassy courtyard. There’s a monument for each county where racial killings occurred, including one from Carroll County, Miss., “where nearly two dozen people were lynched,” Stevenson says.They resemble elongated gravestones, etched with the names of victims.The Equal Justice Initiative has documented more than 4,000 “racial terror” lynchings — extrajudicial killings, often by hanging, for alleged crimes – in the U.S. between 1877 and 1950.People like Arthur Sinclair — a black minister lynched in Florida for performing an interracial wedding.As you walk through the memorial, the orientation of the hanging monuments changes from eye level to overhead, evoking the way many lynching victims were hung, often in public spaces.“They lifted these bodies up as a statement to the entire African-American community,” Stevenson says. “They wanted to lift up this violence this terror this tragedy for others to see.”Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPRBryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, sits in a reflective space at The National Memorial for Peace and Justice.He wants people to confront the brutality, and be able to talk openly about it.“I think for many people of color they’ve had to endure the pain of this era, this history, in silence,” Stevenson says. “It wasn’t safe to talk about all of that anguish.”The memorial seeks to change that – an ambitious and most uncomfortable endeavor says local historian Richard Bailey.“America in general is not prepared for what they’re going to see here,” says Bailey, the author of a book about the Reconstruction era in Alabama.He says there remains a defensiveness about telling the full story of what happened during that period after the Civil War when white supremacists used lynching to enforce Jim Crow.“There can be no reconciliation without an acknowledgement,” Bailey saysThere are dozens of markers or monuments to the Confederacy in Montgomery, but it was not until the 1990s, that the fuller picture of the state’s heritage was recognized, and even longer for some other Southern states.“There was not a historic marker of where Rosa Parks was arrested,” says Lee Sentell, director of the Alabama Department of Tourism. “There was not a historic marker where John Lewis was beaten up as one of the Freedom Riders.”Lynsey Weatherspoon for NPRAlabama Tourism Director Lee Sentell stands near the Civil Rights Memorial. Erected by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 1989, it was among the first monuments in Montgomery recognizing civil rights martyrs.Alabama now markets its civil rights trail, and Montgomery embraces a complicated story which can be summed up on a downtown block that contains the site of a slave market, the department store where Rosa Parks got on the bus, and the building where the telegram was sent to instruct Confederate troops to fire on Fort Sumter.“You’re talking about two of the most significant movements in American history literally a block apart,” says Sentell.But he says no attraction has taken the point of view visitors will encounter at the National Peace and Justice Memorial.“Most museums are somewhat objective and benign,” Sentell says. “This one is not. This is aggressive, political. … It’s a part of American history that has never been addressed as much in your face as this story is being told.”Bryan Stevenson acknowledges the experience will be painful to encounter, but says there are models where the same thing happens, for instance the Holocaust Museum in Washington and the Apartheid Museum in South Africa.“Why would you talk about the difficult past?” The Equal Justice Initiative is also opening a Legacy Museum that draws a direct line from slavery to lynching to issues the country faces today, including mass incarceration.“There’s a lot of conflict. There’s a lot of tension,” he says. “We’re dealing with police violence. We deal with these huge disparities in our criminal justice system. You know, if everything was wonderful you could ask the question ‘why would you talk about the difficult past?’ But everything is not wonderful.”The museum is downtown, in a building that was once a slave warehouse.“When people come in and they see the statement on the wall that says ‘You are standing on a site where enslaved people were warehoused,’ it just puts a different consciousness in your mind of the connection and the history,” says Sia Sanneh, a senior attorney with the Equal Justice Initiative.The first exhibit is a series of slave pens, where ghost-like figures speak from behind bars, telling stories taken from slave narratives about being separated from their families by slave traders. There’s a wall constructed of jars of soil collected from lynching sites around the country. And representing the modern era, a replica of a prison visitation booth where you can hear a former inmate describe being on Alabama’s death row for 30 years before his conviction was overturned.Both the museum and the memorial are being welcomed by the downtown business association. President Clay McInnis says it’s time for a reckoning.“I’m a millennial. I think our generation is ready for real and honest conversation,” he says. “Do we want to get farther apart from each other or closer together?”McInnis, who is white, is third generation in a family that exemplifies the forces that have shaped Montgomery — one grandfather was an ally of segregationist Gov. George Wallace, the other a friend of Frank Johnson, the Alabama federal judge who dismantled segregation.“How do you reconcile that on the third generation?” he asks. “You have conversations about it.”McInnis says EJI’s new cultural spaces are a way of “putting our city on therapy, and our country.”Along with the dialogue, the memorial has also served as a catalyst for activity in the surrounding neighborhood where historic homes had been deteriorating for years.“You can actually see the memorial through the trees here,” says Justin Hampton, looking out a window on the second story of the circa-1900 simplified Victorian home he and his wife are renovating.Hampton is African-American and runs a community development organization. The house is on a street that was all-white when his mother was growing up nearby.“She would walk by; she would be called n*****,” he says. “And would have rocks thrown at them.”Hampton says his family living here is a turning point — part of the changing narrative.“It’s told that slaves were actually walked up this street,” he says, pointing to the plantation house at the end of the block.Hampton says that history and the culture of being separated by skin color has perpetuated.“The lifestyles we live are still segregated and siloed, especially in the South, especially in this city,” he says. “So that leads to a continuation of the sort of patterns of access to things that have always been.”Hampton says it’s time to face those demons, and the memorial can help both emotionally and with the physical transformation that’s happening around it.“It’s just a good feeling to know that you’re a part of change,” Hampton says. “On the front end of seeing some things happen in this neighborhood, and for it to be something that hasn’t been. Not that it hasn’t been — that it never was.”The National Peace and Justice Memorial includes a section where counties can claim a replica of their lynching monument – to take home and start similar conversations throughout the country.Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/. Sharelast_img read more

Sonys PlayStation Vue Hikes Prices of Internet TV Service by 5 per

first_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15 Citing the rising cost of TV programming, Sony said the PlayStation Vue internet-delivered pay TV service will be increasing by $5 per month.It’s deja vue for PS Vue customers: The price hikes come almost exactly one year after Sony raised rates by the same amount in July 2018. The 2019 increases come after Sony recently renewed carriage deals with NBCUniversal, AMC Networks, WarnerMedia and Discovery.And it’s continuing proof that “virtual” pay-TV providers aren’t immune from the steady uptick in programming costs that have long angered cable and satellite TV subscribers. In the past year, YouTube TV, AT&T’s DirecTV Now, Hulu With Live TV, Dish’s Sling TV and FuboTV have each hiked prices.The new pricing for PlayStation Vue is effective starting Monday (July 1) for new customers. Existing customers will keep their current price for at least 30 days; they will see the new prices beginning on their first billing cycle on or after July 31. Under the new pricing, PS Vue’s entry-level Access package costs $49.99 per month, the same as YouTube TV’s current standard package and DirecTV Now’s baseline Plus tier. PlayStation Vue’s Core tier is $54.99, Elite is $64.99; and Ultra is $84.99 a month.“We will continue to focus on making PS Vue the premier destination for live TV streaming, with top networks including HBO, FX, HGTV, ESPN, and NFL Network, in addition to over 650 local broadcast stations,” Sony said in a blog post about the new rates.In announcing the rate increases, Sony called out the recent addition of beIN Sports to the PS Vue lineup, and noted that it plans to soon add NHL Network and ACC Network.center_img Popular on Variety last_img read more

Doctor Who Tuesday Trope Unusually Uninteresting Sight

first_imgStay on target HBO Max Scores Exclusive ‘Doctor Who’ Streaming RightsJo Tro Do Plo Plo No: ‘Doctor Who’ Welcomes Back Familiar Monster From survivor’s guilt to the action girl, Doctor Who‘s cup runneth over with repetitive motifs.Each week, I’ll tackle another trope, examining its use, effectiveness, and relevance to the long-running BBC show. See if you can spot this one.One of these things does not belong… (via BBC)UNUSUALLY UNINTERESTING SIGHTMeaning: Something blatantly unusual, yet nobody seems to notice it.Usage in Doctor Who: No one uses blue police boxes anymore.The police box played an important role in Great Britain through the late 1960s/early ’70s.A communal call box for use by lawmen and the public, its telephone was hidden behind a hinged door, allowing people to make calls from outside; the interior served as a miniature police station.Popular in the mid 20th Century, the receptacle was eventually phased out by the introduction of personal radios.So why, then, does no one throughout all of space and time ever question the random appearance of a blue police box?Rose and the Tenth Doctor hurry into the conspicuous TARDIS (via BBC)“There’s no police boxes anymore, so doesn’t it get noticed?” Mickey Smith, Rose’s boyfriend and short-lived companion, intuitively asks in season one episode “Boom Town.”“Let me tell you something about the human race,” the Ninth Doctor counters. “You put a mysterious blue box slap-bang in the middle of town, what do they do? Walk past it. Now stop your nagging. Let’s go and explore.”The character makes a more convincing argument in season three when the Tenth Doctor explains that the TARDIS is equipped with perception filters, which averts attention from an object; normal beings subconsciously want to look away from the time machine.“It just shifts your perception a tiny little bit,” he tells Martha and Jack, handing them each an enchanted TARDIS key. “Doesn’t make us invisible, just unnoticed.”Rigsy’s flowery memorial to Clara (via BBC)The filter, however, doesn’t always work: In “The Fires of Pompeii,” the box is mistakenly sold to a local marble merchant as a piece of “modern art.”Speaking of unusually uninteresting sights, the Doctor’s rotating wardrobe of two outfits (and some period costumes when necessary) is more often than not glossed over by passersby, acquaintances, and even his traveling companions.Would you not be at least slightly curious if you saw a tall, lanky man wearing suspenders, a bow tie, and a fez perched atop his perfectly coifed hair, strolling through 19th Century London? I thought so.Stream all of Doctor Who now for free with your Amazon Prime membership.last_img read more

Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Technology launches placement eportal

first_imgKolkata: State Education minister Partha Chatterjee launched the placement e-portal of Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Technology (Makaut) – makautplacement.com.Vice-Chancellor of Makaut, Saikat Maitra said: “We are keen to showcase our talented students to the national and international job market thorough this portal. The resume of the students will be extensively visible to potential employers. Our academic curriculum has gone through an immense transformation and reformation lately. This is an effort on our part to appease the quest of various organisations and employers seeking suitable candidates.” Also Read – Heavy rain hits traffic, flightsThe website contains information about a few thousands of skilled and qualified job seeking students from 196 affiliated colleges under Makaut.Maitra added that in the next phase the portal will have the database of various industries along with their requirements.”This will enable the students of our affiliated colleges to look for job vacancies and apply accordingly by browsing the web portal. The portal will enhance linkage of academia and industries effectively,’ a senior official of Makaut said. Also Read – Speeding Jaguar crashes into Merc, 2 B’deshi bystanders killedState Education minister Partha Chatterjee at the formal launch said: “Makaut has pioneered a web portal which caters to procuring placement assistance to all the students of its affiliated colleges in engineering, technology, pharmacy, management, architecture and various other professional courses. I hope that the students of the state will be immensely benefitted from this placement portal.”The minister has urged all the affiliated colleges to upload the database of their students in quick time on the portal so that the students reapthe benefits.According to a Makaut official, this portal will be contain the details of all the students of its affiliated colleges with their academic and experience backgrounds who could be selected for internships and placements by the prospectiveemployers.The portal has been developed by the web team of iLead. Chairman of iLead Pradip Chopra was also present.last_img read more

Preparing to Unleash Crispr on an Unprepared World

first_imgBack in the 1980s, researchers began to notice a strange pattern in the genes of many microbes. There would be a stretch of DNA that read the same forward and backward, then a stretch of what looked like junk, then another palindrome, and so on. No one knew what the segments were for, but they were striking enough that a pair of scientists in Europe dubbed them “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats,” or Crispr for short.As it turned out, the mysterious sequences were an immune system. When a microbe was exposed to a new virus, it would cut a swatch of the invader’s DNA (the junk) and store it safely between two dividers (the palindromes). That way, if the virus ever returned, the microbe could simply consult its archive and dispatch the proper immune response.The task of figuring out the details of that process fell to a later generation of scientists. In 2011, a microbiologist named Emmanuelle Charpentier determined that the Crispr scheme has three key ingredients: an enzyme that acts like a scissors, snipping the strands of the DNA double helix; a guide RNA, which tells the scissors where to cut; and a component that locks the scissors into place. The following year, Charpentier teamed up with biochemist Jennifer Doudna, and the pair asked what proved to be the multibillion-dollar question: Could they exploit this system and use it to edit genes?The tool they ended up creating—also known, confusingly, as Crispr—not only worked, it effectively blew every existing technology out of the water. To edit a gene using Crispr, all you have to do is give your guide RNA an address corresponding to a particular location on the genome. The scissors will then snip out the selected gene, or even a tiny fragment of the gene, and insert a replacement as needed. (A natural repair mechanism automatically stitches the whole thing back together.)The result has been transformative. For one thing, Crispr works in almost every animal that scientists have tried, from silkworms to monkeys, and in just about every cell type—kidney cells, heart cells, you name it. (Previous gene-editing techniques even had trouble with rats.) What’s more, Crispr is both fast and cheap. Before Doudna and Charpentier made their discovery, it might have taken more than a year to engineer a mouse with a single mutation. Now it can take as little as two days of work. And while the new editing technique sometimes produces typos, it’s far, far more precise than its predecessors. One scientist told me that with Crispr he needs only 10 cells to yield at least one perfect mutation. In the old days, he would have had to fiddle with about a million cells to get the same result.Scientists around the globe have spent the past seven years honing this new tool, using it to study the underlying genetics of disease, speed up drug development, and boost the performance of industrial bacteria and cells. Now they’re poised to bring it out of the lab and into the real world. Some of their early applications are already showing promise. Two summers ago, for instance, ExxonMobil announced that it had used Crispr to ­double the amount of biofuel generated by the marine algae Nannochloropsis gaditana. German researchers recently found a way to create Crispr’d pigs that are resistant to African swine fever, a disease that’s been ruinous for farmers in sub-Saharan Africa.But other uses of the technology have been more disturbing. Last November, a Chinese researcher named He Jiankui announced the birth of humanity’s first gene-edited babies, twin girls with a Crispr’d version of the CCR5 gene, which he claimed gave them immunity to certain strains of HIV. (The fact that he made his change at the embryo stage means the girls will pass on their edited DNA.) The experiment was widely condemned as unethical, unnecessary, and potentially dangerous; Chinese authorities called it “abominable.” But it also augured the next phase of Crispr’s development—from a universally embraced lab tool to one with the potential to permanently alter species, ecosystems, and people.That phase will bring with it a slew of new ethical and regulatory decisions. If we are to find our way through them, we’ll need a firm grasp of the facts and an accurate understanding of Crispr’s many benefits and risks. But we’ll also need to confront a difficult question: How far do we, as individuals and as a society, want this technology to go?Jennifer Kahn (@JenniferMKahn) wrote about the nonprofit Ocean Cleanup in issue 26.10.This article appears in the April issue. Subscribe now.Let us know what you think about this article. Submit a letter to the editor at mail@wired.com. Beyond Cas9: 4 ways to edit DNAMore humane livestock, brought to you by CrisprBetter living through Crispr: growing human-pig organslast_img read more

Twitter prepares for midterm US elections with stronger rules and enforcement approach

first_imgOn Monday, Twitter shared an update on their work on maintaining conversational health and protecting the integrity of the mid-term US elections, which will be held in November this year. This work ranged from updating their rules, detecting and removing several fake accounts, and introducing new features like electoral labels for election candidates. Twitter’s actions against misinformation, fake accounts, and other malpractices The post highlights their efforts in three key areas: Updates to the Twitter Rules Twitter Rules now clearly reflect how it identifies fake accounts and what behaviors violate their guidelines. Any account using stolen avatar photos, stolen or copied bios, misleading profile information and location will be considered a fake account. According to the “attributed activity” policy, action will be taken on all accounts associated to an entity known to violate the Twitter Rules. Now the accounts that deliberately mimic or are intended to replace accounts which have been previously suspended for violating rules will also face action against them. Furthermore, to address the issue of distribution of hacked material they have expanded the criteria for taking action on accounts which claim responsibility for a hack. This will include threats and public incentives to hack specific people and accounts. Detection and enforcement Twitter is serious about maintaining electoral integrity and for this they have partnered with the RNC, DNC, and state election institutions to better handle misinformation. Accounts sharing misleading election-related content have been and will be under the radar of Twitter now. In August, they removed up to 50 accounts that were misrepresenting themselves as members of various state Republican parties. They have also taken actions against tweets sharing media regarding elections and political issues with misleading or incorrect party affiliation information. Their automated detectors or bots were able to identify millions of potentially spammy and automated accounts per week. These steps have helped the social media site decrease the number of spam-related reports they receive each day. In future, we will see more improvements to their enforcement against common policy violations. Product developments With the recently updated personalization setting, users can view posts in reverse-chronological experience, without any recommended content and recaps. This gives users more control over how they want to experience what’s happening on Twitter. In May, it launched an election labels beta for candidates in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. More new features will be added to show the context about accounts on Twitter. To ensure safety of their accounts a message will be sent to the candidates to ensure they have two-factor authentication enabled on their account. They are offering electoral institutions a elections-specific support portal to receive and review critical feedback about emerging issues as quickly as possible. As part of their civic engagement efforts, Twitter is building conversation around the hashtag #BeAVoter with a custom emoji. This will be shown on the home timeline of U.S.-based users informing them about how to register to vote. It is clear that, Twitter has become an important electoral communication medium between candidates, parties, and their specific constituencies. At the same time, it is also a place of political fake news and misleading content. These actions are definitely a step forward towards stopping malicious accounts and Tweets from spreading lies and divisive discourse. To read the full update, check out Twitter’s official announcement. Read Next Twitter takes action towards dehumanizing speech with its new policy How Twitter is defending against the Silhouette attack that discovers user identity The much loved reverse chronological Twitter timeline is back as Twitter attempts to break the ‘filter bubble’last_img read more

Facebook released Hermes an open source JavaScript engine to run React Native

first_imgYesterday Facebook released a new JavaScript engine called Hermes under an open source MIT license. According to Facebook, this new engine will speed up start times for native Android apps built with React Native framework. Facebook software engineer Marc Horowitz unveiled Hermes at the Chain React 2019 conference held yesterday in Portland, Oregon. Hermes is a new tool for developers to primarily improve app startup performance in the same way Facebook does for its apps, and to make apps more efficient on low-end smartphones. The supposed advantage of Hermes is that developers can target all three mobile platforms with a single code base; but as with any cross-platform framework, there are trade offs in terms of performance, security and flexibility. Hermes is available on GitHub for all developers to use. It has also got its own Twitter account and home page. In a demo, Horowitz showed that a React Native app with Hermes was fully loaded within half the time the same app without Hermes loaded, or about two seconds faster. Check out the video below: Horowitz emphasized on the fact that Hermes cuts the APK size (the size of the app file) to half the 41MB of a stock React Native app, and removes a quarter of the app’s memory usage. In other words, with Hermes developers can get users interacting with an app faster with fewer obstacles like slow download times and constraints caused by multiple apps sharing in a limited memory resources, especially on lower-end phones. And these are exactly the phones Facebook is aiming at with Hermes, compared to the fancy high-end phones that well-paid developers typically use themselves. “As developers we tend to carry the latest flagship devices. Most users around the world don’t,” he said. “Commonly used Android devices have less memory and less storage than the newest phones and much less than a desktop. This is especially true outside of the United States. Mobile flash is also relatively slow, leading to high I/O latency.” It’s not every day a new JavaScript engine is born, but while there are plenty such engines available for browsers, like Google’s V8, Mozilla’s SpiderMonkey, Microsoft’s Chakra, Horowitz notes Hermes is not aimed at browsers or, for example, how Node.js on the server side. “We’re not trying to compete in the browser space or the server space. Hermes could in theory be for those kinds of use cases, that’s never been our goal.” The Register reports that Facebook has no plan to push Hermes’ beyond React Native to Node.js or to turn it into the foundation of a Facebook-branded browser. This is because it’s optimized for mobile apps and wouldn’t offer advantages over other engines in other usage scenarios. Hermes tries to be efficient through bytecode precompilation – rather than loading JavaScript and then parsing it. Hermes employs ahead-of-time (AOT) compilation during the mobile app build process to allow for more extensive bytecode optimization. Along similar lines, the Fuchsia Dart compiler for iOS is an AOT compiler. There are other ways to squeeze more performance out of JavaScript. The V8 engine, for example, offers a capability called custom snapshots. However, this is a bit more technically demanding than using Hermes. Hermes also abandons the just in time (JIT) compiler used by other JavaScript engines to compile frequently interpreted code into machine code. In the context of React Native, the JIT doesn’t do that much to ease mobile app workloads. The reason Hermes exists, as per Facebook, is to make React Native better. “Hermes allows for more optimization on mobile since developers control the build stack,” said a Facebook spokesperson in an email to The Register. “For example, we implemented bytecode precompilation to improve performance and developed more efficient garbage collection to reduce memory usage.” In a discussion on Hacker News, Microsoft developer Andrew Coates claims that internal testing of Hermes and React Native in conjunction with Microsoft Office for Android shows TTI using Hermes at 1.1s, compared to 1.4s for V8, and with 21.5MB runtime memory impact, compared to 30MB with V8. Hermes is mostly compatible with ES6 JavaScript. To keep the engine small, support for some language features is missing, like with statements and local mode eval(). Facebook’s spokesperson also said to The Register that they are planning to publish benchmark figures in the next week to support its performance claims. Read Next Declarative UI programming faceoff: Apple’s SwiftUI vs Google’s Flutter OpenID Foundation questions Apple’s Sign In feature, says it has security and privacy risks Material-UI v4 releases with CSS specificity, Classes boilerplate, migration to Typescript and morelast_img read more

China VPs absence raises succession questions

first_img Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Xi is China’s vice president and has not been seen in public since Sept. 1. Since then, he has missed planned meetings with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and other foreign dignitaries.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day The vital role family plays in society Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project Sponsored Stories Top Stories center_img Arizona families, Arizona farms: A legacy of tradition embracing animal care and comfort through modern technology Comments   Share   5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix BEIJING (AP) – It should be easy for China’s Communist Party to quash the speculation _ from plausible to outlandish _ about the unexplained absence of the country’s next leader: Just trot him out in public to show that he is hale and hearty.Yet as Xi Jinping’s absence carried into an 11th day Wednesday, party officials were saying nothing. Their silence only added to the momentum of the rumors and raised an important question: What happens to China’s once-a-decade leadership transition if the 59-year old is unable to assume the mantle of power as planned later this fall?last_img read more

Temple holds high teaTemple holds high tea

first_imgThe community gathered at the Civic Hall in numbers on Saturday afternoon for a lovely ‘High Tea’.uThukela District Mayor Dudu Mazibuko and Emnambithi/Ladysmith Council Speaker Zehra Rassool were also present at this family gathering.The Sri Prabhu Temple Committee organised the event with the aim of bringing families together to celebrate love and friendship.It was an excuse to dress up to the nines and enjoy the entertainment on offer.This included performances by temple members, competitions, and family games and activities.The beautifully decorated tables were decked with delicious treats like cupcakes and samoosas, obviously served with tea.Mayor Mazibuko thanked the temple for inviting her to the High Tea.She said it is always good to see what other religions are all about and that family is the most important thing of all.The event was well attended and thoroughly enjoyed by all. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img read more