Sarajevo: Footballers Travelled to Haugesund

first_imgThe players of the football club Sarajevo are travelling today to the Norwegian city of Haugesund. Tomorrow, they will play rematch meet of the second qualifying round of the Europa League. Even though the first match was lost, the representative of Bosnia and Herzegovina at that meeting showed that Sarajevo was a better team and that it is certain that players chosen by Dženan Uščuplić can achieve the desired result in Norway.“We have made a complete analysis of the match against Haugesund on some points. Players want to achieve a good result in Norway” – said Uščuplić.Rematch meeting between Haugesund and Sarajevo will be played on Thursday, 24th  July, in the FK Haugesund starting at 18:00 o’clock.(Source: Fena)last_img read more

DDTV: Think you can trust your ears? Try these weird audio illusions!

first_imgASAP Science is a youtube channel dedicated to discussing scientific theories.This video tests your susceptibility to audio illusions. Some of them had us fairly stumped!DDTV: Think you can trust your ears? Try these weird audio illusions! was last modified: August 12th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:asap scienceaudio illusionsexperimentlast_img read more

Songs offer introspection

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “Every faith has something like this time period Ramadan, Lent. All of the songs hopefully will motivate people to live their life to the fullest.” The days between Rosh Hashanah, beginning at sundown Oct. 3, and Yom Kippur, which starts at sundown Oct. 12, are traditionally seen by Jews as a serious time when their life is held in the balance. The goal of soul searching and change for the better metaphorically or literally, depending on the viewpoint is that God will write your name in the “book of life” for the coming year. “I think that music is a very powerful spiritual tool. Craig’s great talent is finding a modern way of expressing traditional thoughts,” said Rabbi Moshe Rothblum of Adat Ari El in Valley Village. “His music speaks to the contemporary ear and soul.” Taubman has been leading alternative musical services for the High Holidays for Rothblum’s congregation at Adat Ari El, Valley Beth Shalom in Encino and Sinai Temple in Los Angeles for years. “Inscribed,” is Taubman’s first solo recording since 2002’s “One Shabbat Morning.” Twelve of the 13 songs, sung by Taubman in Hebrew, are on the gentle, moody side. Taubman described “Im Ain Ani Li,” the final song on the CD, as “a little daring” for him. Joining him on the vocals for the pulsating Middle Eastern rap-reggae-inspired tune are Justin and Jared Stein singing in English and Alula Tzadik singing in Arabic. “Anything worthwhile requires thought and preparation. One of the many things about Judaism I like is the realistic approach to human nature,” Rothblum said. “If you’re serious about changing your life, it’s going to take hard work.” Rothblum said the 28 days during the month of Elul that come prior to Rosh Hashanah is the time when apologies are made to the people you have wronged and asking for their forgiveness. “The goal during Elul is one of making your life better and doing better. Judaism is an optimistic religion,” said Rothblum. “It is possible to do this. We can do better and we can improve.” “Inscribed” by Craig Taubman is available at (800) 627-2448 or www.craignco.com. Holly Andres, (818) 713-3708 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! STUDIO CITY – In the months leading up to the Jewish High Holidays of Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, observant Jews question whether God inscribes their names in the “book of life” for the coming year. But before the first apple is dipped in honey or the new year greeting inscribed, spiritual work has to be undertaken. Folk-rock artist Craig Taubman has just released “Inscribed, Songs for Holy Days” that is intended to be a musical spark to examining one’s conduct in order to make positive changes. “There is an intense period of introspection prior to these holidays. ‘Inscribed’ is one tool to get you to think about the path you’ve chosen,” said Taubman, whose CraignCompany is based in Studio City. last_img read more

Photos: NFL great reduces price on Danville mansion

first_imgFormer All-Pro lineman Larry Allen has slashed the price on his Danville, Calif. mansion to $5.8 million from $6.3 million.Click here if viewing from a mobile device.The estate in the Blackhawk Country Club gated community has seven bedrooms and eight baths over 10,116 square feet. It features a theater, indoor spa and sports court among many other amenities.The home was purchased in 2004 for $4.495 million, according to public records. Keri O’Reilly with The Agency is the current listing …last_img read more

67 minutes at a children’s home on Mandela Day

first_imgA team from Brand South Africa, the SA Men’s Hockey Team and other stakeholders spend Nelson Mandela International Day at the New Jerusalem Children’s Home in Johannesburg. The photos tell the story.The South African Men’s Hockey team spend their 67 minutes for Madiba teaching children about hockey and sharing stories about the people who inspired them. (Images Melissa Javan)Melissa JavanSeveral stakeholders joined Brand South Africa and the South African Men’s Hockey Team in observing Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July at the New Jerusalem Children’s Home in Midrand.Tandi Mahambehlala, deputy minister of communications, joined the activities. Mandela Day is observed in more than 140 countries on Mandela’s birthday.On the day, people are prompted to spend 67 minutes doing good. This year’s theme for the day is “Action Against Poverty”. The Nelson Mandela Foundation encourages people to extend their good work beyond a single day and to make charitable work a regular occurrence. That way, there will be a long-term positive effect on those being helped.Children’s home head Anna Mojapelo said there were 80 children at the home. Most of them were traumatised and abused before they were brought to the home; most were also HIV-positive.Members of the SA Men’s Hockey Team show the children how to hold a hockey stick and teach them the basics of the game.Several people are the braai masters for the day.Besides the play activities, the children are given boerewors rolls and cooldrinks.Some of the women show off their sewing skills and make blankets.AfriOil staff paint the boys’ dormitory room building. The building, which is 27% complete, is being built by the company.The children are excited about learning to play hockey.Mavis Moroaswi, Mosima Ngwenya and Tambu Kariri from the Rabie Ridge police station’s victim support centre help the children’s home with victim empowerment.The SA Men’s Hockey Team are pictured with Tandi Mahambehlala, deputy minister of communications.Tandi Mahambehlala, deputy communications minister, is pictured with Brand South Africa’s Linda Sangaret.Eskom staff Nonhlanhla Sibambo, Tanja Savicevic and Gretchen Veldtman do their 67 minutes at New Jerusalem Children’s Home.Mathabo Sepogwa, Linda Ben and Angel Kgokolo are members of the Junior Council International South Africa.Rabia Metedad of Brand South Africa, Thabile Motshabi of Play Your Part, and Jonty Robinson of the SA Men’s Hockey Team.Jonsson Workwear Depot staff give a hand in the garden.Owen Mvimbi of the SA Men’s Hockey Team and Brand South Africa’s Tshepiso Malele enjoy their 67 minutes.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa materiallast_img read more

Johanna Mukoki: ‘I am an entrepreneur’

first_imgJohanna Mukoki, is the first African to sit on the Global Tourism Board. (Image: EY)Brand South Africa reporterTravel With Flair’s Johanna Mukoki is a continent-leading tourism entrepreneur. The first African to sit on the Global Tourism Board, she started her high-flying career with a sound business plan and a steely resolve to succeed.Mukoki has accumulated numerous accolades including being named Emerging South African Entrepreneur of the Year at the Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur Awards in 2012. She was also named as South Africa’s Most Influential Woman in Business and Government in the Tourism Sector by CEO Magazine.Johanna Mukoki and her business partners Tibor Zsadanyi (left), Robert Wilke (right) and close friend and businesswoman Annie Malan to Mukoki’s immediate right enjoying the football during the 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted by South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Geocaching International Film Festival 2018 in review

first_img SharePrint RelatedCalling all filmmakers! Submit your film to GIFF 2017.March 13, 2017In “Community”Calling all filmmakers! Create a film for GIFF 2019May 7, 2019In “News”And the GIFF 2018 Award winners are…November 20, 2018In “Community” This past November, almost 18,000 geocachers attended Geocaching International Film Festival events. From movie theater seats and living-room couches, geocachers all around the world celebrated the 16 GIFF finalist films. We laughed a lot, sniffled a little, and remembered what we love about geocaching.This year we’re excited to share a very special video created by geocacher and previous GIFF finalist, Geoelmo6000. He gathered and edited footage from this year’s film finalists and GIFF events to create this exclusive recap. Watch the film now: Interested in submitting your own film and participating in next year’s festival? Learn how at the GIFF website. You have some time but you may want to start sketching your storyboards. The deadline for next year’s film entries is August 1, 2019.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Remodeling a U.K. Victorian for Passivhaus Performance

first_imgThere are so many Victorian-era homes still in service in the U.K., it is small wonder they’re among the prime targets for remodelers striving to increase the energy efficiency of Britain’s housing stock. So it’s no surprise the planned remodel of an 1860s Victorian row-house to Passivhaus performance standards has attracted the attention of many of the country’s residential retrofitters.The renovation proposal for the building, which is part of London’s social housing network — that is, government-subsidized nonprofit housing — was among the 87 winners of a competition called Retrofit for the Future. The competition was an initiative of the U.K.’s Technology Strategy Board, a government-appointed group of executives whose mission is to stimulate innovation in areas that will encourage growth and productivity.Led by social housing nonprofit Octavia Housing and several partners, the remodel project received $31,200 from Retrofit for the Future to test its strategy for retrofitting to Passivhaus standards and, upon being named a competition winner, another $234,000 to complete the retrofit.A potential turning point in retrofits of hard-to-heat homesThe level of funding for the project is, of course, of considerable interest. As with many deep energy retrofits, challenges often extend well beyond meeting technical requirements and satisfying guidelines for historic preservation. The recent energy efficient remodel of a 1,075-sq.-ft. privately owned Victorian in London showed that the success of such projects can lean heavily on the client’s financial resources. The house ended up more than 70% more energy efficient than it had been before the remodel, but didn’t quite achieve Passivhaus performance. Still, the Passivhaus ambitions for the project added about $93,000 to standard renovation costs, which for a house of that size, the project architect noted, could fall between $180,000 to $280,000, depending on which luxury amenities the clients might choose.Nonetheless, with $234,000 to spend, Octavia Housing and its partners sound confident they’ll reach their performance goal and make a case for the affordability of deep energy retrofits. The funding allotment is “not all that much more than a normal whole-house renovation,” Hamish Phillips of renewable-energy and Passivhaus specialist Green Tomato Energy, says in a news update on the Octavia website.The renovation team – which also includes environmental consultancy Eight Associates, architects Paul Davis + Partners, and energy conservation specialist Ryder Strategies – says it aims to cut the building’s carbon dioxide emissions by 83% and its energy consumption by 94%, which would trim the home’s energy bills by about $1,420 a year.last_img read more

10 months agoMum comes clean on Barcelona links for PSG rebel Rabiot

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say Mum comes clean on Barcelona links for PSG rebel Rabiotby Carlos Volcano10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveThe mother and agent of PSG midfielder Adrien Rabiot insists nothng has been agreed with Barcelona.Off contract and banished to the stands after refusing to consider new terms, Rabiot is expected to join Barca.However, his mother Veronique told RTL: “Discussions started with FC Barcelona? I’ll tell you, the rumours we are used to in football, we especially, it’s been years that there are rumours about Adrien, about me. “There is no agreement with any club at any time. I do not know who started this rumour. I think it might be nice for some people to believe it. I have always respected the rules and protocols, everyone knows it. We do not have the right to speak with any club before January 1st and I will not speak with any club before January 1st.” last_img read more

a month agoWoodward’s ‘positive’ address: Why Man Utd fans deserve to hear this before any shareholder

first_imgWoodward’s ‘positive’ address: Why Man Utd fans deserve to hear this before any shareholderby Chris Beattiea month agoSend to a friendShare the loveCOMMENT: It wasn’t addressed to them. It may not have even been for them. But these days, Manchester United fans will take what they can get from the club.There was a little bit of spin. A bit of political PR. But overall it hit the right note. Ed Woodward’s update to shareholders stopping in it’s tracks any credible claims that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s position was in doubt. Indeed, such was the detail and the vice-chairman’s tone that no-one on the call, or later reading the transcript, could claim any confusion about what the club and their manager are working towards. New, youthful arrivals. Promotion from the academy. Even the conscious plan to make room for their youngsters by sending senior players away on-loan. These were all planks in this current project highlighted by Woodward.That the support had to wait for a shareholders’ conference, however, is a shame. This morning, the club is in a better position than it was on Sunday afternoon in the aftermath of the humbling at West Ham. As is the manager, the players and Woodward. Indeed, even the fans should be happier with it finally articulated by the board’s representative of what United – as a club – is trying to do. Before it would be Solskjaer, or perhaps some intelligent guesswork from the likes of Gary Neville, the former club captain. But now the average supporter has Woodward on record about transfer plans, their youth policy and expectations of Solskjaer.Why Woodward only chooses to speak to shareholders, only he knows. Those whom have a piece of the club aren’t all fans. Indeed, some have driven nations to the brink of bankruptcy. Others are banned from certain countries. And the vast, vast majority have never held a season ticket.Woodward could do himself a big favour by speaking to the support once a month via MUTV, the club’s in-house TV channel. As stated, United – and indeed Woodward, himself – are better placed today after Tuesday’s conference call. It’s clear from Woodward’s tone that he and Solskjaer have a strong working relationship. Never has the vice-chairman name-checked a manager as much to shareholders as he did yesterday with the Norwegian. And cleverly – significantly – it was done as a veiled public vote of confidence.”It’s important we are patient while Ole and his team build for the future,” Woodward said. “We will continue to focus on the long-term strategy and won’t be influenced by short-term distractions.”For “distractions”, read results – particularly away from home. The defeat at London stadium was listless, but so long as Solskjaer’s young team heed the lessons from such a poor performance it can be still be a positive part of the rebuild.Which is exactly what is underway, as Woodward explained: “We remain focused on our plan of rebuilding the team and continuing to strengthen our youth system, in line with the philosophy of the club and the manager.”This is reflected in the recent addition of three exciting first team players, key player contract extensions and the talent we have coming through our academy.”Everything articulated by Woodward here is what we’ve seen from United on the pitch this season. Daniel James, Aaron Wan-Bissaka and Harry Maguire have all done enough to suggest they’ll be long-term players for the club. David de Gea and Marcus Rashford have been convinced to sign new deals. And we’ve seen Solskjaer bring through Mason Greenwood – and rewarded with the winner against Astana.And touching on this drive to give the club’s academy talent a real shot was, for this column, the real highlight of Woodward’s address. This was straight from the bootroom. Transfer and youth policy wrapped up in one. It was the sort of inside info you’d only get in an ex-manager’s biography. But here it was, all laid bare…”We are optimistic for the future,” declared Woodward. “The sale and loaning of players this summer has also allowed the manager to involve more of our young players and provide a firm foundation for the culture, ready for building the next trophy-winning squad.”So it’s been a deliberate effort. A genuine clearout. Not something for scribes to throw together under a screaming headline – but club policy. This United squad is undergoing an official overhaul.But that won’t stretch to the front office. As mentioned, there was some political PR performed by Woodward – and all centred around the director of football search. It was padded out with flowery words but basically, as this column has warned, it’s off. “Regarding the speculation around a head of football, we are continually reviewing and looking at the potential to evolve our structure on the football sides,” Woodward stated. So nothing imminent. Indeed, as we’ve stated here, it never really was.But that’s a topic for another day. The wash-up from this shareholders’ address was that it was one to give clarity to what the club is doing. It’s support for the manager. And confirmation of a genuine youth policy.For the United fan, there’s now no second guessing. It’s just too bad they were made to wait for a shareholders’ conference to learn all this. TagsOpinionAbout the authorChris BeattieShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more