Rams 48, 49ers 32: No. 2 draft pick secured, Kittle sets record

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos or video on a mobile deviceLOS ANGELES — One of the 49ers’ most miserable seasons reached its merciful end Sunday with a 48-32 loss to the playoff-bound Los Angeles Rams.The glorious upside: they clinched the No. 2 overall draft pick, by virtue of their 4-12 record and strength-of-schedule tiebreaker.True glory, however, was achieved by George Kittle, who set a NFL record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end, doing so …last_img read more

Happy Birthday, dear Nelson Mandela!

first_img18 July 2011 At 08:05 on Monday morning, around 12-million school children all over South African sang “Happy Birthday” to Nelson Mandela as he celebrates his 93rd birthday – echoing the sentiment of people across the world. From “Happy birthday dear Tata, we love you Tata,” to “Nelson Mandela there is no one like you”, the little voices sang on the cold winter morning. The occasion was televised by the national broadcaster. In a birthday message by President Jacob Zuma, broadcast before the kids’ song, the President said Mandela had laid a solid foundation for this country and it was now up to South Africans to continue his legacy. “From the moment Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela strode out of prison on the 11th of February 1990, we knew that South Africa would be a different place,” Zuma said. “He showed us that despite the divisive racial oppression and hardships that this nation had gone through, it is not only possible, but necessary to embrace one another and to reconcile the South African people. “We have achieved a lot, but we must still work further to eradicate poverty and improve especially the lives of children, because Madiba loves them so much. Most importantly, we must spread love, ubuntu, humility and selflessness around us.” Mandela fever is expected to grip South Africans today, but no place will feel the spirit as much as the former Transkei region in the Eastern Cape, where Madiba was born. Unlike in previous years, where the community used to join in the birthday celebrations, this year it will be a private affair as the grandfather of the nation spends the day quietly with his family in Qunu. Pictures sent out by the Nelson Mandela Foundation on Sunday showed a frail but happy and content Mandela with his immediate family around him for a small gathering. However, this has not deterred the world from celebrating his birthday. Birthday messages are coming in from all corners, with social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter flooded with well wishes to the beloved old man. Many of the messages recount his life’s achievements, while encouraging people to take a page out of his book by making a contribution to changing the world. Facebook user Barbra Vhengedza wrote: “A true blessing to a mother, an honour to a family, nation and continet as a whole … We thank the Lord for his mercy, grace and love to us through you. You are the father of Africa … the unity of many nations. May God bless you and your family. Enjoy your day. Happy birthday!” Christian Mbuyisa wrote: “Madiba, a hero, a man who led South African society from diversity, taking the road ahead in unity. You are a hero because you won. May God richly bless you from the top of your head to the bottom of your feet. Happy Birthday Tata Madiba.” Similar treads were also on Twitter, with Shashi Tarror writing: “Happy birthday to Nelson Mandela, statesman, nationalist &humanist, who guided South Africa’s transition from apartheid to democracy.” Some retweeted his famous quotes like: “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall,” and “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” South Africans and the world are standing up and making a difference in their communities, and in the process, continuing the legacy of Madiba. People have been urged to donate 67 minutes of their time doing good for others in his name. Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Cabinet discusses economy, priorities

first_img14 August 2013The Cabinet began a three-day meeting in Pretoria on Tuesday, with South Africa’s economic outlook, and progress on implementing the programmes outlined in President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address in February, top of the agenda.“The agenda mainly for us is to look at the economic outlook of the country and internationally to see what further measures we need to take to ensure that we sustain economic growth and maintain the current employment and probably increase employment in the country,” Minister in the Presidency for Performance Monitoring and Evaluation, Collins Chabane, said on Tuesday.The extended Cabinet meeting includes the national executive, which comprises the President, his deputy, the ministers, deputy ministers as well as the premiers of the nine provinces.Chabane said the gathering would also look at progress made on government priorities in education, health, job creation, fighting crime and corruption, and rural development and land reform since 2009.“We need to look where we are and also to look in detail at the progress we made following the State of the Nation Address,” Chabane said.“Lastly, we will look extensively on the preparations for the implementation of the National Development Plan and our medium term policy statement.”The National Development Plan (NDP) is a long-term policy blueprint for eliminating poverty and reducing inequality in South Africa by 2030. It identifies the key constraints to faster growth and presents a roadmap to a more inclusive economy that will address the country’s socio-economic imbalances.The NDP was approved by Cabinet late last year and adopted by the ruling African National Congress (ANC) at its elective conference in Mangaung in December.President Jacob Zuma, in his reply to the debate on the Presidency’s budget vote in Parliament in June, reiterated the government’s support for the NDP as South Africa’s “long-term socio-economic development roadmap”, saying the plan “ensures certainty with regards to the direction of the country in the next 20 years”.Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

The Health of Caregivers for Children with Special Needs

first_imgIn many of our caregiving blog articles we discuss issues and concerns surrounding the topic of military caregiving and wounded warriors. However, the role of “military caregivers” could encompass not only those families caring for wounded service members, but military families caring for someone with special needs.There are approximately 5.9 million children in this country with severe disabilities, most of which are being cared for at home by their parents and families in an informal caregiving setting [1]. Studies also suggest that informal caregiving for a child with disabilities is associated with poor emotional and physical health in caregivers. Below are a few examples of how a parent’s physical and emotional well-being can be negatively impacted by the demands of caregiving.Negative Impacts on Caregiver HealthChronic Fatigue – Example: Providing long-term care for severely disabledBack and shoulder pain – Example: Regularly lifting childrenDirect injury – Example: Injury resulting from child’s occasional violent behaviorsEmotional distress – Example: Concerns about the future; finances; meeting the day-to-day needs of child, etc.In additional to the physical and emotional toll that caregiving places on special needs parents, the unpredictable and uncontrollable nature of parenting a child with disabilities can cause caregiver stress. Caregivers may feel a lack of control of day-to-day activities, such as frequent requests from schools to immediately retrieve the child because he or she is too ill to participate.Also some parents may feel uncertain about how to care for their other children in the home and provide the necessary attention, in addition to caring for the special needs child. Even in a recent study conducted by the University of Utah, researchers found parents were using their respite time to care for other family members [2].Caregivers of all stripes need to meet their own needs in order to effectively care for another person. This is especially important when providing care for young persons with developmental disabilities as they may be less able to compensate than their adult counterparts. A caregiver who does not take care of her/himself may find that they are eventually unable to take care of anyone.References[1] Perrin, J. (2002). Health services research for children with disabilities. Milbank Quarterly, 80, 303-324.  [2] Murphy, N., Christian, B., Caplin, D., Young, P., (2006). The health of caregivers for children with disabilities: caregiver perspectives. Child: Care, Health and Development,         33, 2, 180-187.This MFLN-Military Caregiving concentration blog post was published on July 29, 2015.last_img read more

Five policemen injured as protesters turn violent

first_imgAt least five policemen sustained injuries on Tuesday when protesters demanding justice for the Alwar gang-rape victim threw stones in Rajasthan’s Dausa district, the police said.A large number of people gathered at Dausa railway station in support of the victim following BJP MP Kirodi Lal Meena’s call for a march from Dausa to Jaipur. “The police had to resort to mild cane charge to disperse the mob. Nearly five to six policemen sustained injuries when the mob started throwing stones. Mr. Meena was sent to a different location. The situation is under control now,” Dausa SP Prahlad Singh said.Anti-govt. slogans Rashtriya Loktantrik Party legislator Hanuman Beniwal reached Dausa to support the rally and addressed the meeting. Agitators raised anti-government slogans, alleged negligence on part of the State government and demanded to know why swift action was not taken in the matter.last_img read more

India secrets: Himachal Pradesh

first_imgSpars lodgeThis charming lodge on Museum Road is not just a great place to stay, but also has a small but terrific restaurant. Even if you don’t stay here, visit the restaurant for fantastic smoked chicken and trout as well as the local food. If you’re happy being a little away from it all, spending leisurely hours on the terrace enjoying the view, then you probably this is the place for you. Museum Road, Chaura Maidan; Tel: (0177) 265 7908Pappi da DhabaAs you drive beyond St Bede’s College on Cart Road, you will see a bunch of students waiting to get inside a small roadside dhaba. This is Pappi da Dhaba, where the aroma of delicious aloo paranthas will make you drool. The place is also famous for its fantastic cold coffee and keema paranthas, but if you are in the mood for something really different then go for chowmein samosa that is stuffed with noodles instead of the usual potato filling. If you go by the word of students, this dhaba serves the best breakfast in town. Cart Road, SanjauliSanjiv’s aira holme The charming cottage was built in 1920 as a billiards room and guesthouse in a sprawling estate called Morefield Grange. It is now the residence of Sanjiv and her artist husband, Birendra Singh, better known as Billy. Their home is full of oil paintings that Billy did in his early days. They have extended the cottage with locally available material such as wood and stone, and offer a couple of rooms for a homestay. Wooden flooring, fireplaces, large windows and balconies which overlook a garden filled with flowers and foliage and a green valley all add up to a very tranquil, restful stay in Shimla. There is no television in the rooms and the home is a no-smoking area, but no one’s complaining. Tel: 274 9374Hike to catchment sanctuaryClose to Kufri and around 12 km from Shimla, lies the catchment sanctuary. To hike in this area, go down to the Seyog Forest Rest House, in the middle of this silent forest and follow the trail. This is a fantastic place for birdwatching. You can also see pugmarks of various animals and on a lucky day might spot a few deer. It’s a pretty area with nine streams flowing. There is one rest house inside, and three outside the sanctuary. 12 km from ShimlaDimsums at Krishna bakersIt should not come as any surprise that this bakery makes amazing cookies, and the cakes and pastries are equally delicious. However, what many don’t know is that Krishna Bakers also makes the best dimsums in town. They are as good as the ones you will get at a Tibetan joint, and come along with chicken soup. Another unique product of this bakery is the sticky toffee. If you are looking for a quick snack, stop by and you will be happy with whatever you choose to eat. 4, The Mall; Tel: 280 6991Shali tibba hikeThe trek up to Shali Tibba, the highest peak in the vicinity of Shimla, is a lovely trail that winds its way through dense forests and beautiful meadows. You can go to Mashobra (13 km away) and then begin the climb, but this will be long and tiring. Those who prefer to trek a shorter distance (just five km), should go further up to Gultani. When you reach up, you’ll see a small Kali temple there, and views of the towering Himalayas around and the valley down below are absolutely stunning. If you want to spend a night, there is a guesthouse at Khatnol, the nearest village to Shali Tibba. But the trek is worth the effort for the views are spectacular. The hike begins from Mashobra, 13 km awayKalyani helipad Chharabra, a small village 13 km beyond Shimla, is home to the Kalyani helipad located on atop a hill. The helipad gives one the feeling of being on top of the world and the views of the mountains and the valley covered with thick pine forests are absolutely stunning. It is the perfect place to watch the sun go home. There are many trails going down to the valley if you want to explore this beautiful area. 13 km from ShimlaDargah Shareef Getting to this dargah that is visited by people of all religions and all walks of life is certainly not an easy task. You will have to go down 100 steps to get here. It comes alive on Thursdays when scores of people come here to offer prayers. More than 90 years old, it one of the most peaceful places to visit in this lovely hillstation. Ghora Chowki, close to Sankat Mochan templeTaka benchTaka Bench is located just above The Ridge. Locals visit this place whenever they want to apply mehndi or have their fill of lip smacking chaat and golgappas. As you climb up from The Ridge towards Jakhu temple you come across a few artistes, who are adept at intricate henna designs. Their charges are very reasonable. The chaat and golgappas sold by hawkers are delicious. Combine all this with the brilliant view of the Himalayas you get from the Taka Bench, and this becomes a place well worth a dekko. 3 km from the RidgeadvertisementadvertisementShimla: Tarun GuptaRaised in this charming hillstation, avid reader and travel enthusiast, Tarun, is convinced that there is no better place in the world. Tarun’s professional role as a strategy consultant keeps him in Gurgaon, though he yearns to return to Shimla and open his own B&B.Outside Shimla: Adventure sportsThe mountains of Himachal offer a number of adventure sports–from heli skiing, rafting, rappelling to rock climbing. Spend between five and seven days on an expedition of approximately 100 km, which combines river running and driving along Spiti and Pin rivers. You’ll go through some of the most sparsely populated parts of India. The rapids range from Class II to Class III, making this a trip everybody can undertake, while the minimum altitude of 3,000m adds an interesting twist. The route starts from the Paldhar Plains and runs to Rangrik (river), Langza (drive), Attargo Bridge (river), Mikkim (drive), Gulling to Poh (river), Tabo (river) and Sumdo (river). From here, drive along the old Hindustan-Tibet road to Shimla. At Manali, you can go heli skiing. A chopper transports you to the top of a peak making it convenient to ski down some of the finest slopes in the country. The choices lie in Hanuman Tibba, Deo Tibba, Rohtang Pass and Chandrakhani Pass. A key feature at Manali is the compact heli skiing area and all it requires is a flight time of around ten minutes to carry skiers to the top of peaks that are as high as 14,000 ft. From there it’s a thrilling ride down the slopes, their smooth ridges promising an adrenaline boost for the skier. There is opportunity for beginners too with gentler gradient slopes. The best time to go for rafting is from April to September                                                                          Must do: Himachal PradeshStay: Nalagarh Heritage ResortThis splendid Mughal-style fort has been built on five different levels with terraces and stairways connecting the entire structure. Surrounded by 20 acres of orchard and forest, it offers sweeping views of the Shivaliks. With its large spacious suites–some even have private balconies–Nalagarh makes a great romantic hideaway. Tel: (01795) 223 179; www.nalagarh.in Eat: German Bakery, Old ManaliManali is second only to Dharamshala when it comes to foreign tourists and this probably explains the immense popularity of the German Bakery located on Mission Road. One of the best places for a breakfast, it is known for such baked goodies as cakes, cookies, muffins and doughnuts. Shop: Kangra paintingsIf you’re artistically inclined, you might like to pick up some Kangra and Basholi miniatures from the Bhuri Singh Museum in Chamba and the Kangra Art Museum in Lower Dharamshala.See: Pragpur VillagePragpur holds the unique distinction of being India’s first certified heritage village. Everything in this charming Himachali village is as it was over 300 years ago: the cobbled streets, slate roofs, mud-plastered walls, ornamental tanks, carved doorways and even the quaint little shops. Walk around the village, shop for shawls, enjoy a sumptuous meal at Judge’s Court, or just laze in the winter sun–it’s the perfect weekend break for city dwellers.advertisementlast_img read more

Concurrent enhances security for existing product ranges

first_img Continue Reading Previous SensiEDGE: innovative designs for the IoT on show at Embedded WorldNext Keysight receives certification for eCall test emulator software Concurrent Technologies announces a range of measures to help customers improve the security for their AdvancedMC, CompactPCI, VME, VPX and XMC boards based on Intel processor devices since 2014 and which will also be available on all boards planned for release this year based on next generation technologies.For those customers using Windows 10 or a recent version of Linux, Concurrent Technologies now offers a factory fitted TPM 2.0 as an alternative build option to the original TPM 1.2 device.  This offers an elevated level of flexibility: those customers already in deployment who need consistency can still obtain boards without a TPM or with the more basic TPM 1.2 and those still developing their solutions can use the TPM 2.0.  The new TPM 2.0 provides improved cryptographic algorithms, enhanced authorization and simplified management features.Concurrent Technologies is now marketing specific security capabilities as separate utilities.  Initial examples include UEFI based Secure Boot and Sanitization capabilities that are compliant to the appropriate US Defense Security Service standards.  Having individual utilities allows customers to select the security element that is appropriate to their needs.  For a more holistic solution, Concurrent Technologies continues to enhance their flagship Guardian Security offering that has been available for several years.  Guardian Security includes many hardware, firmware and software features specific to each board with three key goals: preventing unauthorized use of secure equipment; preventing unauthorized access to sensitive data and allowing sensitive data to be purged on-demand.Share this:TwitterFacebookLinkedInMoreRedditTumblrPinterestWhatsAppSkypePocketTelegram Tags: Boards & Modules last_img read more

Photo by ShutterstockLast updated on July 3rd 201

first_imgPhoto by ShutterstockLast updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:21 pmPlans are in the works for a sweet new concession offering at Fiserv Forum.The arena’s food and beverage provider, Chicago-based Levy Restaurants, recently filed a food dealer license application for what’s described as “Cookie Dough Portable.”The cookie dough would be fully edible and made in-house, said Justin Green, vice president of hospitality at Fiserv Forum. It would be sold by the scoop, similar to ice cream. “We tested it at a few events this past year and it went very, very well so we’re going to expand on that,” Green told BizTimes Milwaukee in a voicemail message.The license application indicates the cookie dough would be sold on the west side of the main concourse, starting as soon as possible, but Green’s message did not confirm that information.Unlike standard raw cookie dough, edible cookie dough is safe to consume because it is egg-free. And it is made with baked or specially treated flour instead of raw flour, which could also contain harmful bacteria.Edible cookie dough stores began popping up in 2017 in large coastal cities like New York and Los Angeles and have since opened throughout the country. The trend hit downtown Chicago in 2018 with Scooped Cookie Dough Bar.Since Fiserv Forum opened in August, the Milwaukee Bucks have made efforts to expand and enhance the venue’s F&B offerings.In November, the organization teamed up with hospitality industry veterans Joe and Angie Sorge to improve the overall concession experience. Those efforts included a  new candy shop that opened earlier this year on the arena’s upper concourse.In addition, Door County Distillery opened a bar on that same concourse in December. Get our email updatesBizTimes DailyManufacturing WeeklyNonprofit WeeklyReal Estate WeeklySaturday Top 10Wisconsin Morning Headlines Subscribelast_img read more