Trio of NCS playoff games on deck

first_imgThe North Coast Section prep football playoffs continue today as a trio of local teams will look to advance beyond the first round. St. Bernard’s, the lone home team in action today, will host Albany while a pair of resurgent teams from the Little 4 Conference, Hoopa and Ferndale, will look to pick up upset road wins over St. Helena and Berean Christian, respectively.No. 12 Albany (6-3) at No. 5 St. Bernard’s (6-4)If a match up was ever that of the “new kid on the block” against the …last_img

South Africa’s new banknotes

first_imgSouth Africa’s new banknotes are the first redesign of banknotes since 1992.The new notes retain the size and colours of the previous series, as well as the animals and economic theme of each denomination, the design has been refreshed and a number of new security features have been included. (Image: Wikimedia)Brand South Africa Reporter The South African Reserve Bank released new banknotes into circulation from 1 February 2005. This is the first redesign of the banknotes since the current series was introduced in 1992.While the new notes retain the size and colours of the previous series, as well as the animals and economic theme of each denomination, the design has been refreshed and a number of new security features have been included.The older notes will remain legal tender for the foreseeable future. No South Africa currency has been demonetarised, so all previous issues are still legal tender.It is expected that the new series of banknotes will form the bulk of the currency in circulation by the end of the year.Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni points out that South African banknote design is “highly regarded”, and that the previous series “withstood any major counterfeiting threat”.Addressing journalists at the launch of the new notes in Pretoria in January, Mboweni said that banknote redesign every six to eight years was in line with international best practice.South Africa’s new banknotes, Mboweni said, “are a window on the country, its people, heritage and culture”. The new design incorporates SA’s Coat of Arms and features all 11 official languages, as well as improved facilities for the partially sighted.Makoya MoolaThe issue of the banknotes is accompanied by a campaign, dubbed “Makoya Moola”, to encourage South Africans to get to know their money. “Makoya” refers to “the real McCoy”, “moola” is a South African slang term for money.“The security features on South African rands are only useful if people use them”, Mboweni said.The Reserve Bank has advised the public to “look, feel and tilt” their money to check the security features of the banknotes.LOOK The banknotes contain a number of new security features that can be examined by holding them up to a light source. An additional watermark of the denomination value has been added to the older series’ animal.The see-through, or perfect registration, security feature can also be seen by holding the note up to the light. In the upgraded series, an R and the denomination value will be seen in the bottom left corner. This is composed of elements printed on the front and back of the note. Users should check that the front and back images align perfectly to form the image.The security thread and unique serial numbers are retained, although the new series contains an additional, conical, serial number. The numbers of this serial number increase in size from left to right.FEEL Banknotes have a distinctive feel and sound when flicked through the fingers. This comes from the paper that is used and the intaglio printing method. The rough effect of the intaglio printing can be felt on the front of all banknotes, and on the backs of R100 and R200 notes.TILT Some of the security features can only be seen by holding the notes almost horizontally. The upgraded R50, R100 and R200 note have their denomination values printed in colour-changing ink on the front bottom right of the note. When a R50 or R100 note is held horizontally, the ink changes from green to gold. On the R200 note, the ink changes from magenta to green.The new R50, R100 and R200 notes also contain a holographic Coat of Arms in the security thread.A new feature that is contained on all of the upgraded series of banknotes is the shimmering gold band. When the note is tilted, this is visible on the back with a Coat of Arms and the denomination value of the note.Another new feature is the hidden image. The geometric shapes on the front of the notes will form an image when the note is held horizontally to the eye.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Shearer Equipment selling assets to Ag-Pro

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Another farm equipment dealer in Ohio has sold to Ag-Pro.Shearer Equipment announced this week they have signed a letter of intent to sell their company’s assets to Ag-Pro Ohio LLC, a subsidiary of Ag-Pro Companies.Ag-Pro recently made a name in Ohio by buying the assets of JD Equipment in late 2018.The anticipated transaction date is January 30, 2019, according to a letter posted by Shearer Equipment on social media.Ag-Pro is based out of Georgia and has over 70 John Deere dealerships in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Texas, and Ohio.last_img

After 10 years on the streets Jonah Aglak has a home and

first_imgAnnette Francis APTN National NewsAfter ten years on the streets of Ottawa, Jonas Aglak needed a break.The man from Hall Beach, Nunavut moved to Ottawa for work – but it didn’t pan out.Finally, he got one.Aglak is part of a program run by the Shepherd’s of Good Hope, a downtown Ottawa shelter.Now he’s working a couple of jobs, and enjoying a new apartment.afrancis@aptn.calast_img

World Fair coming back to Fort St John this weekend

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Fort St. John League of United Youths and Settlement Workers in Schools is bringing the World Fair back to the Energetic City this weekend.The World Fair is an event that gives an opportunity for local cultural groups to showcase the unique qualities and heritage in the community. Organizers say that the event has helped in the development of youth leadership and organization in our community, and to promote the multiculturalism of Fort St. John.This year, organizers say the event will be even bigger and better than in years past. Among the countries that will be represented at this year’s event are: Canada, Philippines, Ethiopia, Jamaica, China, Switzerland, Japan, Thailand, Mexico, Nigeria, India, and Pakistan. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be held Saturday, June 9th at the greenspace at the corner of 100th & 100th across from the Cultural Centre from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.last_img read more

James Bond should always be played by a man Eva Green

first_imgLos Angeles: Former Bond Girl Eva Green is not in the favour of flipping the gender of 007 spy as she believes it would be wrong to ignore the history of the character, which has always been played by a man. The “Casino Royale” star, considered one of the best Bond girls in the history of the franchise, says women should create their own action film legacy. Daniel Craig is set to leave the franchise after the release of Cary Fukunaga’s “Bond 25” in April 2020 and there is already a lot of speculation about his replacement with names such as Idris Elba and Richard Madden doing the rounds. Also Read – Hilarie Burton, Jeffery Dean Morgan tie the knot Some actors and fans are in favour of giving a gender swap to the character as they believe it is time for a female actor to take on the role, created by Ian Fleming. “I’m for women, but I really think James Bond should remain a man. It doesn’t make sense for him to be a woman. Women can play different types of characters, be in action movies, and be superheroes, but James Bond should always be a man and not be Jane Bond. There is history with the character that should continue. He should be played by a man,” Green told Vanity Fair on the “Dumbo” red carpet. Also Read – ‘Vaastav’ gave me the real sense of being an actor: Sanjay Dutt on film’s 20-year anniversary Green is proud of the fact that her character Vesper Lynd brought about a change in the way Bond girls are perceived. “I originally had reservations about being a Bond girl. I didn’t want to be a bimbo. The women are now perceived differently. They are intelligent and sassy and fascinating. I loved playing Vesper. She’s the only one to get to Bond’s heart and has a big impact on his life,” she said. “Bond 25” will be Craig’s fifth outing as 007 following “Casino Royale”, “Quantum of Solace”, “Skyfall” and “Spectre”.last_img read more

ATF should be brought under GST to provide level playing field to

first_imgNew Delhi: Aviation turbine fuel (ATF) should be brought under the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime as it will ensure a level playing field for the domestic airline industry, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said. He said input costs should be competitive for any sector and the ministry has been of the strong view that the fuel should be brought under the GST regime. Different rates of taxes in states pushes the price of ATF, he said. “Each state has a different tax. Due to this, the refuelling (for airlines) cost completely changes. We feel that it should be done. I hope the GST Council takes a call on that and we are pursuing this with the council continuously. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscal”We will work on it that aviation fuel should also be brought under GST for predictability and for ensuring level playing field,” the minister said in an interview. Airlines have been demanding inclusion of ATF in the new indirect tax regime. Airlines could expect an annual relief of up to Rs 5,000 crore by way of input tax credit if ATF is brought under GST. The move could cushion them from the burden of increased jet fuel prices, besides providing relief to customers.last_img read more

Morocco Takes Part in UN Commission on Population Development

first_imgNew York  –  Morocco’s inter-ministerial delegate for human rights, Mahjoub El Haiba, is taking part in New York in the 47th session of the UN Commission on population and development (Apr.7-11) “to assess the status of implementation of the program of action of the international conference of population and development, held in Cairo in 1994.The week-long forum will assess action taken over the past 20 years to improve people’s lives and address population issues amid changes in ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization, since the landmark Cairo international conference.That conference established that increasing access to health and education, and protecting human rights, especially those of women and teenagers, would help secure a better social and economic future and lead to more sustainable population trends. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon noted that with the ICPD Program of Action, Governments set out an ambitious agenda to deliver inclusive, equitable and sustainable development. “Over the past two decades, this agenda has contributed to significant advances,” he said in a message to the Commission.“Fewer people are living in extreme poverty. Gender equality and the empowerment of women are gaining ground worldwide. More people are living longer, healthier lives. More girls are in school. Fewer women are dying in pregnancy and childbirth. There are more laws to protect and uphold human rights.”Yet, in the midst of this human progress, the continued exclusion of some groups and the potential for serious environmental damage put these gains at risk, Ban continued. Moreover, changing age, household and family structures as well as rapid urbanization and migration pose new challenges for human development.“We have an urgent responsibility, to invest in creating opportunities and a supportive environment for innovation and entrepreneurship for persons of all ages, in particular for young people. It is crucial to invest in their health and education and to review legislation, standards and practices that restrict their full participation in and access to sexual and reproductive health services.”The IPCD Global Review Report, issued by the UN in February, pointed out that much remains to be done on a range of issues, including the enormous inequalities that remain in the realization of human rights and access to vital services, as well as new challenges and opportunities related to population growth, changing age structures, rapid urbanization and migration.Since 1994, the global population has grown from 5.7 to 7.2 billion. Despite slowing population growth, UN projections suggest the world’s population could reach 9.6 billion by 2050, with most of the increase concentrated in the poorest countries.According to a report prepared by the Secretary-General for the Commission, the current state of the world’s population is one of unprecedented diversity and change, as reflected in new patterns of ageing, fertility, mortality, migration and urbanization.According to a news release on the Commission’s opening, older persons are the world’s fastest growing age group. The number of people over age 60 almost doubled between 1994 and 2014, and older persons today outnumber children under the age of five. Globally, the share of older persons is expected to reach 21 per cent by 2050.last_img read more

The Dodgers Have A Real Chance To Break The AllTime Wins Record

Will the Dodgers break the all-time wins record?Current record is 116 wins WINSAT LEAST THIS MANY WINSEXACTLY THIS MANY WINS 11073.48.1 Elo still doesn’t quite think the Dodgers are the greatest team of all-time. Their 1608 Elo rating (through Sunday’s 8-0 rout of the New York Mets) only ranks sixth-best for a team through 111 games since 1901, trailing the 1944 St. Louis Cardinals, 1902 Pittsburgh Pirates, and the 1938, 1939 and 1998 New York Yankees. But if L.A. does end up smashing the wins record, they’ll be on the short list of greatest teams ever — particularly if they can finally get over the hump in the playoffs.Check out our latest MLB predictions. 10886.05.7 1195.12.2 11347.19.6 10980.36.9 11256.39.3 10596.2%2.2% 11165.49.0 10694.03.0 Move over, 2015-16 Golden State Warriors: There’s a new team chasing a sport’s all-time single-season wins record. The Los Angeles Dodgers have been on a tear — 43 wins in 50 games since June 9, the best 50-game stretch in MLB history — and they now stand at 79-32, which puts the team in a position to win more games than the 2001 Seattle Mariners and 1906 Chicago Cubs, who each won 116 games, the most ever by a baseball team in a season.According to FiveThirtyEight’s Elo model, which simulates the remainder of the season using power ratings and each team’s probability of winning every game, the Dodgers are on pace to win 112 games. But that’s just their average outcome — in some simulations they win more, and in some they win less. In a shade over 20 percent of our simulations, they win at least 116 games, which would tie the all-time mark. And 13.5 percent of the time, they finish the season with at least 117 victories, setting a new single-season record for greatness. 11437.49.4 10791.05.0 11620.16.5 11713.55.1 11528.07.9 1188.53.4 CHANCE DODGERS FINISH WITH… 1202.91.4 read more

Remembering the 343 New York City firefighters killed on 911

first_img Posted: September 6, 2019 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitter Remembering the 343 New York City firefighters killed on 9/11 September 6, 2019 Updated: 10:44 PMcenter_img KUSI Newsroom 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – In a few days, we will commemorate the anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks.In Downtown Escondido, many are paying tribute to the nearly 3,000 innocent people who were killed in the attacks, as well as the sacrifices made by first responders. KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more