first_imgOf the many greats to pass away in 2016 was singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. He passed away just one month after his final release You Want It Darker, which includes the song in this new video, “Leaving The Table.” The posthumous video features an animated paper cutout of Leonard Cohen flying over the city of Montreal, with real photographers of the artist flashing in and out of the film. “I’m leaving the table,” the haunting lyrics sing. “I’m out of the game / I don’t know the people / In your picture frame.” Cohen’s final masterpiece was recorded with his son, Adam Cohen, marking the singer’s 14th studio album.‘Sincerely, L. Cohen,’ A Live Tribute To The Late Leonard Cohen To Get Official ReleaseThe video was premiered at Monday night’s Polaris Music Prize ceremony, where Cohen’s You Want It Darker was nominated for Canada’s top music award. Watch the music video, which was directed by Christopher Mills, below:last_img read more

first_imgThe suspect was detained in the lockupfacility of the Cadiz City police station, facing charges for violation ofRepublic Act 9165, or the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002./PN BACOLOD City – Police arrested atricycle driver in a drug buy-bust operation in Barangay 2 Poblacion, CadizCity, Negros Occidental. Six sachets of suspected shabu valuedaround P10,000 were seized from 28-year-old Daryl Gomez Gorecho of Barangay 4Poblacion, Cadiz City, a police report showed.center_img Gorecho was nabbed after he sold asachet of suspected illegal drugs to an undercover cop for P500 around 7:10p.m. of March 7, it added.last_img read more

first_imgAt the traditional selection of the best athletes of BiH in 2016, organized by the Sports Federation of BiH, the award “Ambassador of Sports of BiH” has received Mirza Pramenković, world junior champion in kick-boxing.In 2016, Mirza Pramenković won the gold medal at World Junior Championship in kickboxing, which was held in Dublin. He dedicated his victory to all Bosnians and even insisted for the anthem of BiH to be played at the welcoming ceremony.His first competition was at the European Cup in Karlovac, and “Ilidza Open” in the category of +94 kg, where he won the gold medal. Later on, he fought on the state Kickbox championship BiH in Foca in the category +89 kg and became a national champion. The, Balkan Championship in Tesanj. Three gold medals in the categories of -89, -91, -94. Triple Balkan champion.In 2015 and 2016 he gained the status of “Promising athletes of Canton Sarajevo” and he also received a plaque from the Novi Grad municipality.Mirza Pramenković was born in Sarajevo in 1998, where he finished primary school and currently attends the third grade of Dobrinja High School. He plans to enroll in the Academy of fine arts.STlast_img read more

first_imgJurors deliberating the molestation trial of a retired Roman Catholic priest were told Tuesday to start their talks anew after one member of the panel had to be replaced due to a family emergency. The jury had spent only one day deliberating the case of Michael Wempe before a long weekend; Monday was a holiday. They returned to their task Tuesday. The man who asked to be excused said he had to leave town due to the death of his grandfather. Lawyers in the case agreed to let him go. He was replaced by another man from the pool of four alternates. The new panel put in about an hour’s work and went home for the day. Jurors are scheduled to resume talks today. Superior Court Judge Curtis Rappe told the panel to start its talks anew “as if the earlier deliberations had not taken place.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant On Friday, at the end of their first day of talks, the panel had asked for readback of testimony. The request was not filled Tuesday because the jury composition changed and the judge said the request would have to be renewed if they still wanted to hear the readback. The jurors had asked to hear a limited portion of testimony from the state’s key witness, a 26-year-old man who claimed he was molested by Wempe. Jurors heard three weeks of testimony, much of it focusing on uncharged crimes that happened decades ago but could not be prosecuted due to a statute of limitations. Eight men were permitted to tell jurors about being molested by Wempe during the 1970s and ’80s, crimes he acknowledges. But the five charges against him in the current case involve only Jayson B, the brother of two men molested decades ago. Wempe’s defense lawyer argued that the younger man fabricated his claims to get revenge for his brothers. The impact of the past crimes on the jurors’ consideration of the case was addressed in a specific legal instruction. “If you conclude that the defendant committed the uncharged offenses,” the instruction said, “that conclusion is only one factor to consider along with all the other evidence. It is not sufficient by itself to prove that the defendant is guilty of the crimes charged. The people must still prove each element of every charge beyond a reasonable doubt.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_imgJOB VACANCIES: The highly reputable McCallion Group are seeking to recruit new staff to join their hardworking, innovative and dynamic team. There are THREE vacant positions available and all vacancies have an immediate start date.JOB TITLE: Experienced Digger Driver JOB REQUIREMENTS:360 Machine DriverOwn initiative is a mustExperience EssentialImmediate StartLocation: Banbridge, Co.DownTop Rates PaidNo time wasters pleaseJOB TITLE: Telescopic Forklift DriverJOB REQUIREMENTS:For 17M Load All/Telescopic ForkliftExperience essetntialImmediate StartLocation: Banbridge, Co. DownTop Rate PaidNo time wasters pleaseJOB TITLE: Ground Workers JOB REQUIRMENTS:Experience in Piping/Kerbing/Brick PavingExperience essentialImmediate StartTop Rates PaidLocation: Banbridge, Co. DownNo time wasters pleaseIf you’re interested then send your CV NOW via e-mail to [email protected] VACANCIES: MCCALLION GROUP LOOKING TO RECRUIT NEW STAFF was last modified: July 28th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:jobsnewslast_img read more

first_imgOscar scored twice on Chelsea’s last visit to Swansea.Kick-off: 3pm, Saturday 9 April 2016Referee: Andre Marriner (Sheldon, West Midlands)Match in a nutshell: Unbeaten in 15 league matches, Chelsea visit Swansea, where they won 5-0 last January.Five key battles: Including Ruben Loftus-Cheek v Jack CorkInjuries and suspensionsSWANSEA CITYRuled out: None.Fitness tests: Jordi Amat (knock), Leon Britton (heel).CHELSEARuled out: John Terry (Achilles), Eden Hazard (hip), Nemanja Matic (leg), Kurt Zouma (knee), Loic Remy (groin), Diego Costa (suspended).Fitness tests: Gary Cahill (tendon strain). Possible line-upsSwansea City: Fabianski; Rangel, Fernandez, Williams, Taylor; Cork, Fer; Sigurdsson, Ayew, Montero; Gomis.Subs from: Nordfeldt, Naughton, Bartley, Amat, Kingsley, Ki, Britton, Routledge, Paloschi, Emnes.Chelsea: Courtois; Azpilicueta, Miazga, Ivanovic, Baba; Mikel, Fabregas; Willian, Loftus-Cheek, Pedro; Pato. Subs from: Begovic, Amelia, Aina, Cahill, Clarke-Salter, Oscar, Kenedy, Falcao, Traore. Vital statisticsForm guide – last five league matchesSwansea total: D W L W W (10 points)Home: W W L D W (10 points)Chelsea total: W D D W W (11 points)Away: W W W D W (13 points)Top scorers – all competitionsSwansea City: Sigurdsson 10; Ayew 8; Gomis 6; Paloschi 2, Williams 2; Barrow 1, Dyer 1, Emnes 1, Fernandez 1, Grimes 1, Ki 1, Montero 1, Routledge 1, Shelvey 1.Chelsea: Costa 15; Willian 10; Oscar 8; Pedro 7; Fabregas 5; Traore 4; Cahill 3, Ramires 3, Remy 3; Azpilicueta 2, Hazard 2, Ivanovic 2, Kenedy 2, Loftus-Cheek 2, Zouma 2; Falcao 1, Matic 1, Mikel 1, Pato 1, Terry 1.Last five meetings8 August 2015: Chelsea 2 Swansea 217 January 2015: Swansea 0 Chelsea 513 September 2014: Chelsea 4 Swansea 213 April 2014: Swansea 0 Chelsea 126 December 2013: Chelsea 1 Swansea 0Swansea 0 wins, Chelsea 4 wins, 1 drawFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_imgThe Digital Drum, housed in discardedoil drums, has made it onto TimeMagazine’s list of the top 50inventions in the world for 2011. The digital drum has two work stations,with content adapted from the standardDigital Doorway suite. The Digital Drum is closely based onanother CSIR invention known as theDigital Doorway.(Images: CSIR) MEDIA CONTACTS • Nicki KoorbanallyR&D Outcomes ManagerCSIR Meraka Institute+27 12 841 4532RELATED ARTICLES• Hi-tech solution to fix roads• ICT helps the blind• Mobile technology for Africa • New SA fingerprint tool a world first• SA varsity leads way in geosciences Wilma den HartighA homegrown information and communication technology innovation has made it onto Time Magazine’s list of the top 50 inventions in the world for 2011.The world’s largest weekly news magazine cited South Africa’s Digital Drum, jointly developed by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) and the UN Children’s Fund (Unicef), on its prestigious list.The Digital Drum, built for the Ugandan market, is a computer system that gives people access to information on issues such as health and education.Based on existing technologyThe Digital Drum is closely based on another CSIR invention known as the Digital Doorway. The main difference is that the former is housed in a discarded oil drum.The Digital Doorway is a robust standalone computer system developed to promote computer literacy and provide information on a range of subjects.The content includes the OpenOffice productivity suite; educational games and programs; an introduction to computer terminology; scientific software; 10 000 ebooks from project Gutenberg; a snapshot of Wikipedia; Mindset curriculum-based educational content; interactive science simulations and numerous other applications for children and adults.The digital drum has two work stations, with content adapted from the standard Digital Doorway suite.SA’s technology invention in the spotlightThe listing is a major achievement for South Africa and showcases the country’s technological innovation.“It gives us recognition and acknowledgement for our ingenuity,” says Meraka Institute technologist Grant Cambridge. “We are really proud of the achievement, which is good motivation for continuous innovation.”The Meraka Institute is the largest group in South Africa dedicated to ICT research.Low-cost and sustainableCambridge believes that the Digital Drum was noticed by Time because it is an innovative, low-cost solution made using locally available material and simple construction techniques.The Digital Drum designers recycle oil drums, which would otherwise be discarded, as casing for the computer terminals.“The Digital Drum is providing access – at low cost and using an environment friendly solution – to technology, information and education for many who previously had no access to such resources.”Promoting ICT literacyIn today’s modern world computer literacy is essential, but for this to happen, computers must be easily accessible to potential learners. This is why the Digital Drum is such a groundbreaking invention.The Digital Doorway and its sister invention are ideal for encouraging unassisted learning as people can use the product to discover the wonders of ICT at their leisure.Many developing countries miss out on the advantages afforded by ICT because of a lack of facilities and teachers trained in ICT.According to the Meraka Institute, unassisted learning provides a mechanism to promote mass computer, technology and information literacy in developing countries.Adapting existing technologyCambridge says that the creation of the digital drum came about when a delegation from Unicef led by Dr Sharad Sapra, head of Uganda’s Unicef country office, visited the CSIR Meraka Institute.Here they were introduced to the Digital Doorway. They soon realised that it was very similar to a portable internet communication product they wanted to develop.Following the visit, the CSIR was contracted to supply 30 units to Unicef Uganda for education purposes. However, as shipping costs of the product were very high, it wasn’t economical to buy them from South Africa.Unicef then considered manufacturing the product in Kampala. The contract would have required Cambridge, one of the Digital Door inventors, to travel to the East African country to investigate the feasibility of manufacturing the product there, and assist with training locals to install and maintain the devices.However, his findings proved that there was neither capability nor technology available in Kampala to manufacture the devices there.“Manufacturing the Digital Drum in Uganda was impossible as the country lacks the necessary technology – powder coating and laser cutting equipment – to manufacture it to specifications,” he explains.As a solution, Sapra suggested that the products be manufactured using locally- available materials.“Because empty oil drums were readily available, Unicef thought it would be great to develop such a platform from the drums,” Cambridge says.Cambridge worked with Jean-Marc Lefebure from the Unicef Uganda office to come up with a prototype digital drum.“The digital drum design proved to be an innovative way for Unicef and the CSIR to address a need through a solution developed in the absence of technology,” he says.last_img read more

first_imgYeng Guiao sees silver lining in latest election loss: ‘I can focus more on basketball’ Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Gilas’ first game in the pool stage is against Japan on Friday at 4:30 in the afternoon.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting MOST READ Janine Pontejos lit up for the Filipinos with 11 points, eight of which came from long distance, while Afril Bernardino added six points.Clare Castro and Jack Danielle Animam rounded out the scoring for the Philippines with three and two points, respectively.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, logisticsThe Philippines’ 17-point winning margin was its second highest in the tournament after it obliterated Samoa 21-1 in its opening game and set the record for the largest victory in Fiba 3×3 history.Pauline Malanga led Vanuatu, the 15th ranked team in the event, with three points. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH 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 Krauss Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Gilas Pilipinas women’s team shines in Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup. Photo from FibaMANILA, Philippines—Gilas Pilipinas Women’s 3×3 completed an incredible sweep of the Qualifying Draw A after a sweet 22-5 dismantling of Vanuatu in the Fiba 3×3 Asia Cup Thursday in Changsan, China.The Philippines, ranked 10th in the tournament, topped the group with a 3-0 record and advanced to Pool C main draw where it will face with the no. 3 seed Japan and sixth seed Sri Lanka.ADVERTISEMENT Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Ohio State redshirt junior guard Kam Williams (15) and sophomore guard C.J. Jackson walk down the floor late in the second half against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Alexa Mavrogianis | Photo EditorThe NBA released a list of early entry candidates for the 2017 NBA draft on Tuesday, and among those names was Ohio State redshirt junior shooting guard Kam Williams.The fourth-year guard set career-highs across the board, averaging 30.7 minutes, 9.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per game in his first season as the regular point guard while starting in 29 of his team’s 32 games. He shot .391 from the field, including a .376 success percentage from beyond the arc. Williams also led the team shooting 91.9 percent (34-for-37) from the free-throw line.Williams is the second Buckeye player on this list, joining junior center Trevor Thompson who reportedly declared for the draft on March 14. read more