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Grande Prairie RCMP urges public to learn firearm bylaws before firing guns

first_imgWith hunting season around the corner, the Grande Prairie RCMP would like to encourage the public to practice their shooting at licenced gun ranges and to get well-acquainted with all legislation around the discharge of firearms.Over the past weekend, the Grande Prairie RCMP received several complaints of firearms being discharged near Wedgewood, a subdivision located just south of the Grande Prairie City limits.The Grande Prairie RCMP were able to identify the originating location of the shots and spoke to a resident who admitted to shooting on their property.- Advertisement -The shooter had taken precautions to ensure that no one could be injured by the shots, however, was not aware of the existing by-laws of firearm usage in the County of Grande Prairie.RCMP say the shooter was apologetic for any concern they caused and indicated they would not be shooting again.No charges are being considered at this time.Advertisement The County of Grande Prairie’s Bylaws pertaining to the discharge of firearms can be found on their website.last_img read more

Press release: Brand South Africa saddened at passing of actor Joe Mafela

first_imgSouth African actor Joe Mafela’s contribution to the arts has effectively improved the country’s image says Brand South Africa. (Youtube: Expresso Show)Johannesburg, Wednesday 22 March 2017 – “Joe Mafela will always be remembered as a legendary actor, songwriter, and producer who made momentous contributions to the nations arts and culture sector, and thereby effectively improving a country’s image,” said Brand South Africa’s CEO, Dr Kingsley Makhubela on the passing of Mafela.Renowned actor Joe Mafela died in a car accident on Saturday night. The death of the beloved entertainer in a car crash on Saturday night has continued to prompt great reaction from the nation.Born in 1942 in Sibasa, Limpopo Province Mafela made his acting debut in 1964, when he starred in the feature film “Real News” directed by Peter Hunt, but he is well known for playing the role of Sdumo on SABC 1’s Sgudi ‘Snaysi.Popularly known for his acting and comedy – Mafela has been in the South African entertainment industry for over 50 years. In 1974 Mafela co-starred in South Africa’s first black feature film, “Udeliwe”.With the advent of television in South Africa in 1976, Mafela worked almost continuously in that medium, and 1986 he was cast as the unemployed lodger S’dumo in the Zulu language comedy series ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi. The success of ‘Sgudi ‘Snaysi (“Is Good, Is Nice”) – which ran to 78 episodes on SABC – led to roles in other series, often produced by Mafela’s own production company Penguin Films.Mafela’s career in the entertainment industry included the release of his debut music album Shebeleza Fela in 1996 with the popular hit “Shebeleza (Congo Mama)”, which became the theme song during the Africa Cup of Nations in 1996.Dr Makhubela concluded: “His presence in the entertainment industry will be sorely missed. We express our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of Mr Mafela. We share in your mourning.”last_img read more

Mamelani helps develop a healthy sense of self

first_imgMamelani’s Youth Development programme looks to guide young people into adulthood become self-sufficient and develop their sense of self. (Image: Mamelani)Mamelani Projects, operating across Western Cape, is working to relieve the social pressures slowing the progress of the province’s poorer citizens. Through education programmes the organisation hopes to transform the lives of those they work with. They are making it easier for citizens to access medical care and help young people fulfil their potential.A lack of information can lead to poor health management, and bad decisions can lead to situations that could have been avoided had they been informed. Mamelani’s Community Health Programme aims to improve people’s understanding of health care, helping them make better decisions when it comes to improving and maintaining their health.The Youth Development programme builds skills, provides information and offers them help getting documents like passports and identity documents and drivers’ licences.YOUTH DEVELOPMENTMamelani’s youth development programme is aimed at children state care. The programme was developed to help them become self-sufficient and develop their sense of self outside of state care.The programme also helps them build healthy relationships and grow their resilience to help them on their journey to adulthood.Eighteen-year-olds who have been raised in youth care can find it difficult to make their own way in the world. The youthful participants are taught to live independent of the state and how to move on to being contributing members of society.The course builds skills, provides information and offers them help getting documents like passports and identity documents and drivers’ licences. To prepare them for the working world, participants are taught how to put together a CV and how best to enter the job market.The programme guides them through the process, offering help when needed but participants are expected to engage challenges and find solutions for themselves if they can.Through education programmes the organisation hopes to transform the lives of those they work with.GET INVOLVEDMamelani is always open to getting help from the public, local businesses and corporations in order to meet their operating costs and increase their reach.If you believe you can lend a hand, have a look at Mamelani’s get involved page on their website for details on how and where you can help.For more information you can also contact Mamelani on 021 448 2725 or via email on [email protected] YOUR PARTPlay Your Part urges you to share your story. If you or anyone you know has gone out of their way to brighten up the day for someone else, we want to know.If you have a story to tell, be it your own or that of an organisation or initiative dear to you, submit your story or video to our website and tell us how South Africa is playing a part to build a better life for all.last_img read more

S-noilite® 24″60CM Wig Long Straight Hair Women Cosplay Party Costume Anime Full Wig : secure and comfortable

first_imgWas impressed by the adjustable areas to help either fitting. Brilliant wig for what i need it for. Good price, came earlier than expected and it doesn’t look horribly fake and works well with heathowever it sheds quite a bit and it doesn’t stay on your head very well, i personally found it too small, but a beanie works well to keep it on tight. I received it very early and i changed the colour last minute but they still sent the one i wanted even though i changed it.secure and comfortableS-noilite® 24″60CM Wig Long Black Straight Hair Women Cosplay Party Costume Anime Full WigUse it year round,whether for cosplay, costume,Halloween,Christmas parties, wedding,daily use or for fun.Material:100% high quality heat resistant synthetic hair,silky and glamour as human hair.Length: Root to tip about 24 inches (60cm) –Weight:appr.250g/8.8oz.Cap Size: Adjustable/Fits most (The best matches ),No pins or tape required.Soft touch, natural looking.Highly durable and long lasting. Can be washed and reusable. I bought this for a halloween party and have actually worn it several times as the quality is so good. Its soft and shiny without looking incredibly fake, the fringe is also a perfect length and the support and tigheneners around the back makes sure for a secure and comfortable fit. Brilliant wig for what i need it for. I bought this for a halloween party and have actually worn it several times as the quality is so good. Its soft and shiny without looking incredibly fake, the fringe is also a perfect length and the support and tigheneners around the back makes sure for a secure and comfortable fit. Was impressed by the adjustable areas to help either fitting. Good price, came earlier than expected and it doesn’t look horribly fake and works well with heathowever it sheds quite a bit and it doesn’t stay on your head very well, i personally found it too small, but a beanie works well to keep it on tight. I received it very early and i changed the colour last minute but they still sent the one i wanted even though i changed it.last_img read more

2018 Ohio Water Quality update

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Harold Watters, Ohio State University Extension agronomistLake Erie wasn’t as bad as expected this year with harmful algal bloom severity coming in below expectations — at a 4 when it was predicted at 6. I have seen several remarks as to why. It wasn’t due to reduced nitrogen or phosphorus flowing into the lake, it was due to windy conditions this summer.But we are under a pending distressed watershed order for eight watersheds in northwest Ohio. We will see what happens next February when the Soil and Water Conservation Commission meets again.For the rest of Ohio outside of the Lake Erie Watershed, the area of concern is the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. NOAA-supported scientists have determined that this year’s Gulf of Mexico “dead zone” — an area of low oxygen that can kill fish and marine life — is approximately 2,720 square miles, an area about the size of Delaware. This summer’s dead zone size is the fourth smallest area mapped since 1985 and is smaller than the 5,780 square miles forecast by NOAA in June. It is much smaller than the record setting size in 2017 that hit 8,776 square miles. Researchers said the same thing for the Gulf that was said for Lake Erie, strong westerly winds reduced the size of the dead zone.We at OSU will continue our efforts to share with producers and consulting agronomists how to reduce the water quality concerns for both northern and southern Ohio. I think there are new tools that we can put in place to start movement towards reducing nutrient loss to our waters. They are:The updated Tri-State Fertilizer recommendations, data is being shared now for the Ohio portion and it is hoped to be published in late winter next year: https://soilfertility.osu.edu.The updated Phosphorus Risk Index for Ohio. This should also be out by the first of the year. This looks like a neat tool that lets us do some comparisons to show how changing management practices can reduce P loss: https://nutrientmanagement.osu.edu.Application risk management tools. There are a couple of these to help you plan when a fertilizer or manure application is suggested including the Ohio Applicator Forecast (from ODA) https://www.agri.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/oda/divisions/plant-health/resources/ohio-applicator-forecast and the OSU Field Application Resource Monitor (F.A.R.M.) that can give present (and past) forecasts https://farm.bpcrc.osu.edu.last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast August 29, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A couple of tweaks to the forecast this morning, but nothing major. We continue to see cooler than normal temps over the long haul, and some moisture is on the way too.Today will feature plenty of sun, with temps getting closer to normal. Clouds start to come into NW Ohio tonight. We have to keep an eye out for scattered showers in NE Ohio tomorrow morning, but they will be very spotty. The rest of the state misses out. On the whole, your Friday turns out partly to mostly sunny statewide (even after the renegade shower or two in the NE)Saturday will start with sun but clouds increase. Rain develops overnight Saturday night (mostly after midnight), first in NW areas, and then spreads south and east through the balance of Sunday and Monday. Rain totals will be from .25″-1.1″ with coverage at 80% of the state.We go dry on Tuesday, but have to deal with minor scattered showers to start off the day Wednesday…a few hundredths to a tent max, before sunshine returns.Thursday will be partly to mostly sunny, and then scattered showers reappear for Friday with totals up to .25″ and coverage at 60%.Rain through next weekSaturday finishes the 10 day period dry, and we keep the dry pattern through Tuesday the 10th. Showers roll in for Wednesday the 11th and Thursday the 12th, but are not that impressive, totaling .1″-.4″ with 75% coverage. We swing drier and cooler than for the rest of the extended window for the Friday the 13th.last_img read more

Facebook Posts Are More Memorable Than Faces and Books

first_imgchristina ortiz A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Related Posts Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification We may pine for the days when reading a long article transported us to a new world or gave insight into something we’ve never thought about, but apparently our brains aren’t wired for that kind of communication. The most accurate peek into the chatter of our inner minds, in fact, is Facebook status updates.That’s the conclusion of a new study from UC San Diego, published in the journal Memory and Cognition.The study started out as an examination of the effects of various emotions on memory.  Along the way, researchers found that people had a really good memory for Facebook posts. They decided to take this find to another level by experimenting the effects of microblogging (like Facebook posts) on memory. Facebook Versus Faces and BooksThe first two experiments had undergrads from UCSD in two groups. In the first experiment, one group read Facebook status updates and one read sentences from published books. The status updates came from real people’s pages and ranged from “The library is a place to study, not to talk on your phone” to “I am 7,689 days old.”The book examples were selected from Amazon’s newest releases and chosen randomly. They were equally easy to read, if not better crafted: “Even honor had its limits,” and “How did he end up in this family?” The second experiment tested Facebook memorability against facial recognition. Two hundred neutral faces were picked from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) facial recognition database, FERET.During testing, each group was shown one hundred blocks of text. Afterwards, they had to perform a test that mixed all of the sentences they saw among new “lures,” or new sentences, and choose which they saw during the test. The same was done for the pictures of faces. They rated their confidence in those choices at the end. In both cases, those in the Facebook group had more confidence than the other group, they were also more accurate in their recollection of messages. Two more experiments were done, one that asked testers to link sentences to how much they reminded them of someone they knew, and another that compared Facebook postings to CNN headlines. In each case, the same result rang true: Microblog posts were more memorable. Natural Speech Patterns Are More MemorableFacebook posts are generated by regular people, because of that they are closer to tapping into the basic language capacities of our minds than professionally crafted sentences.  If you use thoughts expressed through microblogs as an example, the natural pattern of human thinking is similar to gossip.The study claims, “The relatively unfiltered and spontaneous production of one person’s mind is just the sort of thing that is readily stored in another’s mind.” Adding that while published text may be beautifully written or carefully edited, it doesn’t resonate as easily with our memory as naturally-generated information. While microblogging isn’t changing anything about our memory, it is giving us an insight into how it works, says Dr. Laura Mickes, a senior research fellow at the University of Warwick and a lead researcher on the project. “I am not sure if microblogging is necessarily changing the way we think,” she says via email, “but I do think that the way we microblog taps into the way we have always colloquially communicated with one another.”Image Courtesy of Shuttershock   Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoslast_img read more

House of Assembly on Bribery Bill

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, TCI, October 26, 2016 – Parliament on a strong push to see bills make it to law as the country winds down and literally has only weeks left before the Premier reveals a General Election date.In the meantime, there is much work to be done and among the agenda items slated for debate this week in the House which convened yesterday in the capital are the Bribery Bill, Tobacco Control Amendment bill, Retiring Allowances Increase Bill, National Security Council Bill and the Hotel Service Charge Hotel & Restaurant Amendment Bill, which is a private members motion which has been vigorously pushed by appointed member, Clarence Selver and supported by the PDM as it moves through the House of Assembly.last_img read more