Honouring Gogo Thembi at Aloe Park Primary School

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite The educators, staff and learners of Aloe Park Primary made Miss TP Kubheka feel proud and honoured on May 21 when she celebrated her 70th birthday.The special programme, which was dedicated to her, included songs and items that highlighted  her attachment to and love for the school, and all those who are a part of it.Gogo Themba, as she is lovingly called, has been a part of the Aloe Park Primary family for a total of 33 years.She is loved by all and has proven to be compassionate about and dedicated to the school.We wish her many more years of healthy association with the school.Congratulations, Gogo Thembi! We love you!last_img

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Loadshedding is on for today

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Ladysmith is currently being affected by load-shedding. Group 3 is currently been load shed from 12pm to 3pm, followed by Group 1 from 3pm to 6pm, and then Group 2 from 6pm to 9pm.To know your load-shedding group and full schedule click herelast_img

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Pedestrian bridge not safe to cross

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite “Any bridge should be safe, so it should be a top priority for the municipality to fix it for the community. I use this bridge every day and fear that one day a little child is going to fall off and get seriously hurt,” said a concerned pedestrian.“It’s also very dangerous at night, as a criminal could easily attack and throw someone off,” added the pedestrian.At the time of going to press, the municipality had not commented on the matter. Many pedestrians fear for their life as they walk on the Cemetery Road pedestrian bridge.The barrier poles on both sides of the structure are virtually non-existent, so someone could easily fall off into the river below.Some of the barriers are not there at all, while others are broken and dangling off the structure. This has been the situation for months now and nothing is being done about it. Being hidden away by overgrown grass, motorists sometimes can’t see the bridge as they pass by, but many pedestrians use it.last_img read more

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Update Traffic chaos after Helpmekaar Road collision

first_img WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Traffic is still chaotic after 3 vehicles collided in Helpmekaar Road this afternoon (Thursday).Traffic is backed up in four lanes and is at a standstill, as frustrated motorists try to make their way home after work.Motorists are driving counter-flow due to the long wait.The scene has not yet been cleared.last_img

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Power out in Group 2

first_imgSome areas in Group 2 are being load-shed from 12pm to 3pm. This will be followed by Group 3 from 3pm to 6pm.To know your group when load-shedding strikes, click HERE WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsitelast_img

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UK journalist Syria rebels led me into death trap

first_imgAssociated PressLONDON (AP) – A British journalist claims Syrian rebels set him up to die in no man’s land near the Lebanese border, saying Friday he believes they wanted to use his death at the hands of government forces to score propaganda points.Channel 4 News’s chief correspondent Alex Thomson said the incident happened Monday in the Syrian town of Qusair, about half an hour’s drive from the battered city of Homs. New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, family In a blog post published to Channel 4’s website and in an email exchange with The Associated Press, Thomson said he, his driver, a translator, and two other journalists were trying to return to government lines when their rebel escort led them down what he described as a dead-end in the middle of a “free-fire zone.” A shot rang out, and he said their car made a series of panicky maneuvers before retreating the way it came.Thomson claimed that they weren’t led into no man’s land by mistake.“I’m quite clear the rebels deliberately set us up to be shot by the Syrian army,” he wrote in the post, explaining that their deaths at the hands of President Bashar Assad’s forces would have drawn sympathy to the rebel cause. “Dead journos are bad for Damascus,” he said.Thomson said he and his colleagues eventually managed to get back to the government side. He has since left Syria.His account wasn’t possible to verify amid the chaos gripping Syria, but in an email he insisted that there was no other explanation for what happened.“They said: `Go left.’ Road was totally blocked 50 yards ahead. They had to have known.” (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Top Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debatescenter_img Sponsored Stories Comments   Share   More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists calls Syria “the most dangerous place for journalists in the world,” saying that it has recorded the deaths of nine local and international reporters there since November.___Online:Thomson’s blog post: http://blogs.channel4.com/alex-thomsons-view/hostile-territory/1863 Quick workouts for men Patients with chronic pain give advicelast_img
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Cuban exile firework show lights up Havana horizon

first_img How Arizona is preparing the leader of the next generation New high school in Mesa lets students pick career paths Top Stories (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Told it was organized by Cuban exiles from Florida, he shrugged and said, “They must be celebrating something.”The small Florida nonprofit group the Democracy Movement said earlier that they would park their vessels 12.5 miles (20 kilometers) from Havana, safely outside the 12-mile territorial water limits.The exiles timed the show to coincide with a summer carnival that can draw thousands to the Malecon, and they called the show a peaceful display of solidarity with their compatriots.“When you see the lights of freedom, walk toward the seawall as a silent protest against censorship of expression,” said the Democracy Movement’s Ramon Saul Sanchez. “And when you’re there, among the people, think of freedom, murmur `freedom’ and if you deem it prudent, demand freedom.”Cuban authorities scaled back the carnival festivities after torrential rains Saturday soaked Havana and left huge puddles on the Malecon. Several hundred people still came out to laugh and canoodle on the seawall, and families queued up for sizzling barbecue chicken.One young girl cried out the colors of the fireworks as they exploded: “yellow!” “white!” and “green!” Sponsored Stories Think Tank analyzes the second round of Democratic debates Associated PressHAVANA (AP) – Red, white and gold balls of light shimmered low on the horizon off Havana’s seafront Malecon boulevard Saturday night in a maritime fireworks display launched by Cuban exiles hoping to inspire protest.The fireworks were clearly visible from the coast and lasted about an hour. People who saw it said they were mystified by its origin.“It’s curious, because you don’t see that often on the Malecon,” said Jose Antonio Camejo, who was fishing for red snapper from the seawall along with family members. Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day Like similar previous displays, the fireworks did not elicit any discernible protest from Havana residents.But the shows are an irritation for the Communist-run government, which considers them provocative, subversive and even potentially dangerous. Cuban officials did not respond to requests for comment, but have criticized Washington in the past for not blocking the actions.In 1996, the Cuban military shot down two small planes carrying exile activists, killing four people. Cuba maintains the aircraft violated the country’s airspace, though the exiles deny that.Sanchez said he had been in contact with the U.S. Coast Guard, which has patrolled previous sea missions to guard against an international incident, and given assurances that they would remain outside the 12-mile maritime limit.U.S. officials have said they don’t encourage or condone such activities, but lack legal authority to block them.Sanchez said a second message behind the display was to demand greater Internet access on the island, which lags the rest of the world despite the completion of an undersea fiber-optic cable last year.“The Cuban government has just installed the cable from Venezuela that allows 3,000 times more technical capability of connection, and yet it has not translated into benefits for the Cuban people in terms of access,” he said. More Valley freeways to be closed this weekend for improvements Comments   Share   Natural spring cleaning tips and tricks for your home Cuba blames its creaky Internet on Washington’s 50-year-old economic embargo.Sanchez said his group has organized 26 flotillas since 1996 including a similar fireworks show last December to mark International Human Rights Day, and another one in March when Pope Benedict XVI visited the island. A second show planned for later during the pontiff’s visit was called off due to high seas.Sanchez said the group does not accept any government money and holds fundraisers to finance its activities. A sympathetic provider let the group purchase the fireworks at cost, which came out to $3,600. The other main expense was fuel.He said the lead vessel alone, dubbed “Democracia,” was expected to consume more than $2,100 in gasoline to make the trip across the roughly 90-mile Florida Strait and back.___Follow Peter Orsi on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/Peter_Orsi Meghan McCain to release audiobook on conservatism, familylast_img
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Brazil designer gives world anticellulite jeans

first_img Top ways to honor our heroes on Veterans Day New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Suede also made a strong showing at Sao Paulo-based label Iodice, where the material vamped it up in a sexy shift dress with silver studs. Brazilian supermodel Aline Weber opened the show, which also featured sumptuous silks emblazoned with hippy, trippy paisleys.Victor Dzenk’s catwalk was swimming in paisleys, too. The designer, who hails from Brazil’s central Minas Gerais state, looked across the Atlantic to Morocco for inspiration, fielding a collection steeped in the bohemian glamour of Marrakech in its heyday.The show also included a sprinkling of menswear looks, the highlight of which were undoubtedly the Speedo-style swimsuits paired with flowing paisley-covered capes that made the beefy male models look like Superman on a beach holiday.(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) The jury is still out on the veracity of the Sao Paulo designer’s claim to have produced the world’s first anti-cellulite denim. Herchcovitch says five years of research into the product shows it is effective, but medical experts have cautioned there is no miracle cure for cellulite. All that aside, the models donning the denim looked like they had precious little need of micro-circulation as they stomped the catwalk.In skinny jeans and cat suits made from a patchwork of indigo and grey denim with a metallic sheen, the models looked like tough, street-wise urban incarnations of medieval knights in suits of armor. The skinny jean cum pleated skirt combos looked like what a 21st century Joan of Arc would wear, while the high-impact eyewear _ oversized sunglasses in the shape of ski masks _ conjured an urban knight’s protective visor.Besides “beauty denim,” the other material of choice on Rio’s catwalks was suede. Hand-painted or laser-cut, in earth tones or eye-popping hues, plenty of it was on display at the winter 2014 shows, which opened under unusually chilly and drizzly skies for the southern hemisphere’s spring.Brazil’s reigning queen of leather, Patricia Viera, looked to the 1970s for a collection of maxi-dresses and flares in supple, jewel-tone leather laser cut so intricately the clothes almost appeared to be made from lace. The collection also included plenty of the kinds of hand-painted pieces that have become her hallmark, including bellbottoms and skirts that bloomed with a multicolored riot of wildflowers. The highlights of the strong collection were the suede mini-dresses and fringed jackets emblazoned with oversized Hopi Indian Kachina dolls. RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazilian designer Alexandre Herchcovitch claims to have made what just might be the world’s most desirable pair of jeans: whipped up from a high-tech denim that combats cellulite so its wearers can hone their beach bodies even as they bundle up for Brazil’s gentle winters.Herchcovitch’s so-called “beauty denim,” which he says harnesses body heat and turns it into infrared rays that stimulate cellulite-combatting micro-circulation, made its debut at the designer’s winter 2014 show at Fashion Rio, Rio de Janeiro’s four-day fashion extravaganza, which wrapped up on Saturday. Comments   Share   Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facilitycenter_img ErrorOK ErrorOK Top Stories Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Clean energy: Why it matters for Arizona Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Sponsored Stories last_img read more

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Hungary seeks to tighten south border hold illegal migrants

first_imgHungary has received more than 50,000 asylum requests so far this year, compared to 43,000 in 2014 and 2,157 in 2012. Previously, the majority of asylum seekers came from Kosovo. Since March, about 70 percent of them are from Afghanistan, Syria or Iraq.“The Fidesz proposal would prevent those arriving illegally to Hungary from a secure country from being able to seek asylum status,” government spokesman Zoltan Kovacs said. “It is not true that the lives of those arriving from Greece or Serbia are in danger.”Kovacs didn’t rule out the possibility of a barbed wire fence on the border with Serbia.“We hope for the best, but are preparing for the worst,” Kovacs said.Officials also said that Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Lichtenstein had indicated they were planning to return to Hungary at least 15,000 migrants who made their asylum request here but moved on to Western Europe before their cases were assessed.Antal Rogan, head of the Fidesz parliamentary group, said Hungary would like to return to its earlier practice, changed after pressure from the European Union, of taking into custody all those caught illegally crossing the border.In the past few weeks, Hungary’s government has stepped up its anti-immigration campaign. Billboards with slogans like “If you come to Hungary, you cannot take away Hungarians’ jobs” are being put up. Voters also have been sent a questionnaire about migration, which the government hopes will legitimize its restrictive policies. Top Stories Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Milstead says best way to stop wrong-way incidents is driving sober Comments   Share   Men’s health affects baby’s health too The questionnaire has been criticized by human rights groups for tying migration to terrorism and wilfully blurring the lines between refugees and economic migrants.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Parents, stop beating yourself up BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary will take steps to tighten its southern border with Serbia to stem the rising flow of migrants and asylum seekers, officials said Tuesday.A proposal by the governing Fidesz party would allow police at the border to turn back migrants seeking to enter the country illegally.The plan is to “close the border by legal means … but this doesn’t mean building an iron curtain,” Fidesz vice chairman Lajos Kosa said. Sponsored Stories 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img read more

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2 French soldiers arrested over Africa sex abuse allegations

first_imgPARIS (AP) — Two French soldiers were arrested Thursday over allegations of child sex abuse in Burkina Faso.It is the second case of alleged sexual abuse of minors by French soldiers in Africa to surface in recent months. French officials have said the Burkina Faso case is unrelated to the earlier one, in Central African Republic, involving different soldiers.Paris prosecutors’ spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre said the two soldiers were detained Thursday immediately upon their return to France from Burkina Faso. The French military has said the alleged abuse happened recently, and judicial authorities in Burkina Faso were also informed. Comments   Share   5 people who need to visit the Ultrastar Multi-tainment Center Top Stories Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility “For all acts of harassment, discrimination and sexual violence, it is zero tolerance,” said Pierre Bayle, the Defense Ministry spokesman.France has troops in Burkina Faso and nearby countries as part of a large force fighting extremists in the region.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories center_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Early signs of cataracts in your parents and how to help Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Men’s health affects baby’s health toolast_img read more

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Googles new headquarters could be the next trend in architecture

first_img(Hayes Davidson photo) PHOENIX — Experts believe that Google’s new London headquarters unique design could be the next big trend in architecture and say the style is a perfect fit for a city like Phoenix.According to Business Insider, the style of the building is ideal for growing cities with undeveloped land that want to become the next epicenter for a business or new economic sector.Nicknamed the “landscraper,” Google’s new building will measure 1,082 feet long but only 11 stories tall. When completed it will be longer than The Shard is tall. The Shard is the tallest building in London and reaches 1,016 feet high. Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Sponsored Stories Arizona families, Arizona farms: working to produce high-quality milk Top Stories Parents, stop beating yourself up Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall 0 Comments   Share   New technology including cable-less elevators that allow transportation up, down and sideways, was cited as a reason that the new landscrapers could be a success.The expected growth of drones as delivery devices and increasingly crowded airspace over the next 20 years factors into the improved functionality of landscrapers as apposed to skyscrapers.Lastly, weather events that have been intensified by climate change can be damaging to skyscrapers especially in high wind scenarios. Tall skyscrapers are prone to swaying in high winds whereas in a landscraper, with a low center of gravity, this is less of a problem.The Google building in London’s King’s Cross will be 1 million square feet upon completion and construction is expected to begin in 2018. 1 / 11(Hayes Davidson photo) Mesa family survives lightning strike to home New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Arizona families, Arizona farms: providing the local community with responsibly produced dairylast_img read more

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Daily Crunch Microsoft admits humans can listen to Skype Cortana audio

first_imgThe Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here.1. Microsoft tweaks privacy policy to admit humans can listen to Skype Translator and Cortana audioThe change comes after a recent Motherboard report that contractors were listening to personal Skype conversations and Cortana audio recordings. Microsoft is just the latest tech giant to get called out for failing to make it clear that human contractors could be listening to users’ audio recordings.When asked about the policy changes, the company said, “We realized, based on questions raised recently, that we could do a better job specifying that humans sometimes review this content.”2. AT&T and T-Mobile team up to fight scam robocallsThe two companies will today begin to roll out new cross-network call authentication technology based on the STIR/SHAKEN standards — a sort of universal caller ID system designed to stop illegal caller ID spoofing.3. Amazon launches a new program to donate unsold products from third-party sellers to charityThe program’s launch follows a series of news reports earlier this year, which found that Amazon warehouses routinely trashed millions of unsold items.Photo: Pivotal4. VMware says it’s looking to acquire PivotalPivotal is best known for commercializing the open-source Cloud Foundry platform. Its shares have struggled since the company’s IPO in April 2018.5. UPS takes minority stake in self-driving truck startup TuSimpleTuSimple, which is backed by Nvidia, ZP Capital and Sina Corp., is working on a “full-stack solution,” developing and bringing together all of the technological pieces required for autonomous driving.6. Racial bias observed in hate speech detection algorithm from GoogleResearchers at the University of Washington were interested in the idea that databases of hate speech currently available might have racial biases baked in — like many other data sets that suffered from a lack of inclusive practices during formation.7. Inside Voyage’s plan to deliver a driverless futureIn two years, Voyage has gone from a tiny self-driving car upstart spun out of Udacity to a company able to operate on 200 miles of roads in retirement communities. (Extra Crunch membership required.)last_img read more

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Twitter to test a new filter for spam and abuse in the

first_imgTwitter is testing a new way to filter unwanted messages from your Direct Message inbox. Today, Twitter allows users to set their Direct Message inbox as being open to receiving messages from anyone, but this can invite a lot of unwanted messages, including abuse. While one solution is to adjust your settings so only those you follow can send you private messages, that doesn’t work for everyone. Some people — like reporters, for example — want to have an open inbox in order to have private conversations and receive tips.This new experiment will test a filter that will move unwanted messages, including those with offensive content or spam, to a separate tab.Unwanted messages aren’t fun. So we’re testing a filter in your DM requests to keep those out of sight, out of mind. pic.twitter.com/Sg5idjdeVv— Twitter Support (@TwitterSupport) August 15, 2019Instead of lumping all your messages into a single view, the Message Requests section will include the messages from people you don’t follow, and below that, you’ll find a way to access these newly filtered messages.Users would have to click on the “Show” button to even read these, which protects them from having to face the stream of unwanted content that can pour in at times when the inbox is left open.And even upon viewing this list of filtered messages, all the content itself isn’t immediately visible.In the case that Twitter identifies content that’s potentially offensive, the message preview will say the message is hidden because it may contain offensive content. That way, users can decide if they want to open the message itself or just click the delete button to trash it.The change could allow Direct Messages to become a more useful tool for those who prefer an open inbox, as well as an additional means of clamping down on online abuse.It’s also similar to how Facebook Messenger handles requests — those from people you aren’t friends with are relocated to a separate Message Requests area. And those that are spammy or more questionable are in a hard-to-find Filtered section below that.It’s not clear why a feature like this really requires a “test,” however — arguably, most people would want junk and abuse filtered out. And those who for some reason did not, could just toggle a setting to turn off the filter.Instead, this feels like another example of Twitter’s slow pace when it comes to making changes to clamp down on abuse. Facebook Messenger has been filtering messages in this way since late 2017. Twitter should just launch a change like this, instead of “testing” it.The idea of hiding — instead of entirely deleting — unwanted content is something Twitter has been testing in other areas, too. Last month, for example, it began piloting a new “Hide Replies” feature in Canada, which allows users to hide unwanted replies to their tweets so they’re not visible to everyone. The tweets aren’t deleted, but rather placed behind an extra click — similar to this Direct Message change.Twitter is updating is Direct Message system in other ways, too.At a press conference this week, Twitter announced several changes coming to its platform, including a way to follow topics, plus a search tool for the Direct Message inbox, as well as support for iOS Live Photos as GIFs, the ability to reorder photos and more.last_img read more

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YouTube shuts down music companies use of manual copyright claims to steal

first_imgYouTube is making a change to its copyright enforcement policies around music used in videos, which may result in an increased number of blocked videos in the shorter term — but overall, a healthier ecosystem in the long term. Going forward, copyright owners will no longer be able to monetize creator videos with very short or unintentional uses of music via YouTube’s “Manual Claiming” tool. Instead, they can choose to prevent the other party from monetizing the video or they can block the content. However, YouTube expects that by removing the option to monetize these sorts of videos themselves, some copyright holders will instead just leave them alone.“One concerning trend we’ve seen is aggressive manual claiming of very short music clips used in monetized videos. These claims can feel particularly unfair, as they transfer all revenue from the creator to the claimant, regardless of the amount of music claimed,” explained YouTube in a blog post.To be clear, the changes only involve YouTube’s Manual Claiming tool which is not how the majority of copyright violations are handled today. Instead, the majority of claims are created through YouTube’s Content ID match system. This system scans videos uploaded to YouTube against a database of files submitted to the site by copyright owners. Then, when a match is found, the copyright holder owner can choose to block the video or monetize it themselves, and track the video’s viewership stats. The Manual Claiming tool, on the other hand, is only offered to partners who understand how Content ID works. It allows them to search through publicly available YouTube videos to look for those containing their content and apply a claim when a match is found.The problem with the Manual Claiming policy is that it was impacting creator content even when the use of the claimed music in videos was very short — even a second long — or unintentional. For example, a creator who was vlogging may have walked past a store that was playing the copyrighted song, but then could lose the revenue from their video as a result.In April, YouTube said it was looking to address this problem. And just ahead of this year’s VidCon, YouTube announced several well-received changes to the Manual Claiming Policy. It began to require that copyright owners specify the timestamp in the video where the claim occurs — a change that YouTube hoped would create additional friction and cut down on abuse.Creators were also given tools of their own that let them easily remove the clip or replace the infringing content with free-to-use tracks.These newly announced changes go even further as they remove the ability for the copyright owner to monetize the infringing video at all. Copyright holders can now only prevent the creators themselves from monetizing the video, or they can block the content. However, given the new creator tools for handling infringing content, it’s likely that creators in those situations would just address the problem content in order to keep their video online.“As always, the best way to avoid these issues is to not use unlicensed content in your videos, even when it’s unintentional music playing in the background,” noted YouTube.It also urged creators to utilize its resources, like the YouTube Audio Library, and to read up on YouTube’s dispute process policies before uploading content that the creator believes is a copyright exception due to Fair Use.YouTube says the changes will apply to all new manual claims, starting in mid-September.Once enforcement begins, copyright owners who repeatedly fail to adhere to the policies will lose access to the Manual Claiming tool.The response from the creator community, not surprisingly, has been positive as creators thanked YouTube for finally listening to them and responding to their concerns over this sort of copyright claim abuse.🥁New todayA policy preventing Copyright owners from making $ on manual claims for:🎵Short song clips (ex: 5 sec of a song)🎵Unintentional audio (ex:🎶from passing cars)Claimants can still block monetization or the video itself, but timestamps help you edit out the claim.— TeamYouTube (@TeamYouTube) August 15, 2019last_img read more

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5 UpandComing Artists Whose Work You Wont Want to Miss This August

first_imgAnd just like that we’re in August. As summer heads into its crescendo, you might be wondering what became to all those plans to check out the emerging talent on view in gallery shows over the past few months. Well, don’t toss out the summer goals just yet. We’ve rounded up five up-and-coming artists whose work you can still see through Labor Day, in shows from Seoul to Vienna. Now, get out there!  AdChoicesADVERTISINGinRead invented by TeadsBerta Fischer at James Fuentes Berta Fischer, Ubix (2017). Courtesy of James Fuentes.Berta Fischer’s delicate, bright-hued sculptures have an effortless, almost dance-like, grace. Working with synthetic materials like plastic and acrylic glass, Fischer sculpts her materials into organic and complex shapes that shift in color when viewed at different angles or as the light changes throughout the day. These sculptures can seem otherworldly in their radiance, calling to mind phosphorescent sea creatures, beautiful and serene, and yet just slightly menacing.“Berta Fischer” is on view through September 15, 2019, at James Fuentes, 55 Delancey Street #D, New York. Adrian Buschmann in “Weekend im office” at Gabriele Senn GalerieAdrian Buschmann, Selbst als Grunge Girl (1995-2019). Courtesy of Gabriele Senn Galerie.In an attempt to stop repeating tropes in his own work, the German painter Adrian Buschmann spent a period of years primarily focusing his attention on understanding other artists, including Francis Picabia and Wassily Kandinsky, among others. Buschmann considered this a kind of vacation from himself, which alleviated the anxiety of falling into conventions or comfortable traps in his own work. Now he returns to his own creations, a mix of colorful, energetic abstractions with swirls of color here and there, or puzzle-like patterns, and a group of portraits that have a pleasant Margot Tenenbaum meets Elizabeth Peyton vibe.Adrian Buschmann in “Weekend im office” through September 7, 2019, at Gabriele Senn Galerie, Schleifmühlgasse 1A, Vienna.Follow artnet News on Facebook: April Bey in “Dear Lucy” at Upfor GalleryApril Bey, Speak Truth to Power (2019). Courtesy of Upfor Gallery.This lively exhibition takes a look at artists exploring traditionally women’s crafts as a conduit for radical inquiry, and includes the work of such pioneering artists as Wendy Red Star and Faith Wilding. Such is good company for April Bey, a Los Angeles-based, Bahamian-born artist whose interdisciplinary practice critiques pop culture feminism, social media, constructs of race, and the like. Bey often overlays provocative and consciousness-raising texts atop images of famous black women (Nina Simone, seen above, is a recurring figure). Bey’s works, which include elements of painting and collage, are rich in texture incorporating, painting, glitter, fabrics and papers the artist has accrued on her extensive travels.“Dear Lucy” is on view through August 31, 2019, at Upfor Gallery, 929 NW Flanders Street, Portland, Oregon. Gabriel Rico in “The Stone, The Branch, and The Golden Geometry” at PerrotinGabriel Rico, installation view of “The Stone, The Branch, and The Golden Geometry,” 2019. Courtesy of Perrotin.In his recent work, Gabriel Rico mines the so-called Age of Reason, a period of time in the 18th century when European philosophy espoused mankind’s mastery over nature. The era inspired a tide of mathematical equations that attempted to quantify, and thereby conquer, the natural world, and these ideas serve as a jumping off point for Rico’s contemporary artistic considerations. He arranges taxidermy animals, neon sculptures, and found objects, creating tensions between nature and architecture, with a sense of portended, but comical, ruin. “The Stone, The Branch, and The Golden Geometry” is on view through September 7, 2019, at Perrotin, 1F 5 Palpan-Gil, Jongno-Gu, Seoul.center_img Tenzing Rigdol in “Dialogue” at Rossi & RossiTenzing Rigdol, The Storm in the Fragrant Land (2019). Courtesy of Rossi & Rossi.In traditional Buddhist paintings gridlines are used to ensure accurate depictions of sacred figures and diagrams, though, typically, these are not visible in the complete work. For this new exhibition of works, Tibetan-born artist Tenzing Rigdol uses these lines as a means deconstruct the deities he creates, weaving the lines in and out of their shapes.Ridgol’s mother worked as a carpet weaver in the Nepalese tradition, and the artist himself began designing carpets before the age of 10. There is an effortlessness to his ability to create these shapes that seem to fluctuate between coming together and falling apart, and a playfulness as he depicts imaginary deities and scenes that blend ancient and contemporary, Eastern and Western, indiscriminately.“Dialogue” is on view through September 21, 2019, at Rossi & Rossi, Unit 3C, Yally Industrial Building, 6 Yip Fat Street, Wong Chuk Hang, Hong Kong. Want to stay ahead of the art world? Subscribe to our newsletter to get the breaking news, eye-opening interviews, and incisive critical takes that drive the conversation forward.last_img read more

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Sewage flows down Centenary Road

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite Raw sewage has been flowing down Centenary Road for over six months without the problem being fixed, say residents. Motorists who travel that road on a daily basis are tired of the water all over the place, not to mention the stink. “On certain days, it’s so bad that vehicles have to drive in the oncoming lane to avoid the water,” said one angry person. Motorists are also complaining that their cars are getting dirty. The sewer water goes directly into the storm water drain, which in turn flows into the Klip River. Some people who live further downstream use river water for drinking, bathing and washing clothes. In addition, the side of the road has a build-up of algae due to the sewage. uThukela workers went out when Cllr Abbas Warasally contacted them on Monday morning. They have attended to the leak, but water is still flowing out of the drain. “When will the problem be fixed for good?” ask residents and motorists alike.last_img read more

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Horror shooting on last day of 2014

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite At least two armed robbers shot and wounded a Ladysmith man in his home in the early hours of this morning.A couple were woken by the sounds of their dogs barking at their home in Reebok Street at around 6am. The man (a well-known businessman) went to investigate.He was confronted by two men, one armed with a pistol and the other with a knife.He was shot twice.It is believed the robbers were after valuables and guns.They fled the scene. A massive manhunt is currently underway.The wife was not injured in the attack.This story will be updatedlast_img

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Update Latest loadshedding schedule

first_imgHere are the times when the respective groups will be cut off today (November 23), with today being Day 23 on the schedule: Group 1: 12am to 3am, 9am to 12pm and 6pm to 9pm. Group 2: 3am to 6am, 12pm to 3pm and 9pm to 12am. Group 3: 6am to 9am and 3pm to 6pm.GROUP 1Substation CONVENT SWITCH HOUSE S1 – Murchison, Residency, Read, Wright, Diamana S3 – Murchison, Newcastle, Alfred, Illing, Willis S9 – Egerton, Albert, Keate, Murchison S11 – Aloe Gardens, Lancashire, Diamana S13 – Willis, Illing, Newcastle, Cemetery. Substation LYELL STREET S1 – Rigas, Plaza, Forbes, King S6 – Queen, Lyell. Substation NAMBITHI SWITCH HOUSE S2 – Leonardsville S3 – Nambithi Industrial, Main, Willis, Burma S4 – Nambithi, Industrial, Circle S8 – Leonardsville / Nambithi, Industrial. Substation JANTHA S8 – Nambithi, Industrial, Burger, Progress, Agra, Rose Park S11 – Aloe Park, Hillview, Rose Park. WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite GROUP 2Substation LIBRARY S10 – Oval Complex S11 – Oval Complex S1 – Murchison, Alexandra S2 – FNB, OK, NBS, ABSA S9 – Legal and General, Murchison, Standard Bank, Crawshaw. Substation KEATE STREET S2 – Kleinman, Motels, RTI, Pillay/Watson/Mimosa Farms S3 – Settlers Drive, Princess Street, Buckingham Street S( – 84 Arcade, Game, Princess Street, Lyell Street S10 – Keate, Poort, Aloe, Hospital Park (Battery, Malcolm Road area). Substation ET SWITCH HOUSE O2 S1 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya, Umbulwane S3 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya S5 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya S7 – Steadville, Tsakane, Shayamoya, Umbulwane.GROUP 3Substation FAIRCLOUGH SWITCH HOUSE S1 – Hillview Street, Phillip Frame, Observation Hill S2 – Hyde Park, Louis Botha, Caldene, Willemse S10 – Hyde Park, Jan Smuts, Shepstone, Mkhamba Gardens S11 – Observation Hill, Willemse. Substation PORT NATAL SWITCH HOUSE S3 – Modelkloof S9 – Limit Hill. Substation JANTHA S1 – Acaciavale (Nemesia to Rose Terrace) S7 – Acaciavale (Calendula to Rose Terrace, Ntombi’s Camp) S9 – Marula S10 – Kandahar Avenue, Aloe Park, Microwave Tower, Rose Park, Chisty area S12 – Marula. Substation CONVENT S2 – Hospital Park, Van Riebeeck Park, Farquhar Road, Pick ‘n Pay S4 – Convent, Farquhar, Francis, Harrismith, Old Golf Course S10 – Egerton, Cochrane, Shearer, Reservoir, Cove Crescent S14 – Hospital Park, Van Riebeeck Park, Farquhar Road, Pick ‘n Pay.last_img read more

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Tapping their toes to country music

first_imgWebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite WebsiteWebsiteWebsite If country music is your style, then Thatchers Barn Theatre was the place to be on Saturday.They played host to the ‘Rock this Country’ show, a flashback of country songs from the ‘golden oldies’ until today. Situated on the Collings Pass road off the N11, there was a matinee show at 2pm and an evening show at 6.30pm.As you can imagine, everyone sang along and tapped their feet while having a drink or two.A scrumptious supper was served, and then the guests danced the night away to the best country sounds around.last_img

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