Raiders’ pregame: Tyrell Williams inactive vs. Bears

first_imgWide receiver Tyrell Williams didn’t practice at all during the week and will not play Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Tottenham Stadium in London.Williams has 17 receptions for 216 yards, leading Raiders wide receivers. He also has four of the six touchdown passes thrown by quarterback Derek Carr through four games. The four touchdown receptions is twice as many as active receivers Hunter Renfrow,Trevor Davis, Keelan Doss and Marcell Ateman combined.Guard Richie Incognito, who didn’t …last_img read more

The Age of Aerospace

first_imgThe Age of Aerospace celebrating Boeing’s 100th anniversary is now airing across the globe on Discovery Channel and Discovery Science and online.The five-part series, explores the advancements in civilian, military and space technology around some of America’s greatest achievements, plus chronicles the history of Boeing and its heritage companies, Douglas, McDonnell, North American, Rockwell and Hughes.Thus the Boeing group of companies can lay claim to have designed some of the greatest aircraft and spacecraft in history: The DC-3; P-51 Mustang, B-17 Flying Fortress, B-25 Mitchel, B-29 Super Fortress, B-47, DC-6B, 707, Super DC-8s, DC-9, 747, 727, 737, 777, 787, Gemini, Mercury, Apollo spacecraft, Saturn and Delta Rockets, F-4, A-4, F-15, F-18, F-22 jet fighters and C-17 airlifter. Read: She taught the world to flyProduced by the New York based Documentary Group the series is absolutely fascinating for anyone interested in aviation but it is not, nor claims to be, the definitive history of Boeing or aviation.In fact another three episodes are to be produced this year.The series traces the major events in aviation and Boeing’s pivotal role in shaping the future of things that fly.The producers have brought together a range of aviation consultants, authors and commentators as well as Boeing executives who add to the excellent narration.Boeing’s Chairman Jim McNerney and Vice Chairman & President and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes Ray Conner are candid about the highs and lows of various aircraft programs particularly the 787.AirlineRatings.com Editor and founder Geoffrey Thomas features in eps 1, 3 and 5 (Mr Thomas was formerly a Contributing Editor for McGraw Hill’s New York based Aviation Week and Space Technology).The episodes are:Ep 1: What Can’t We Do? The premiere episode reveals how Bill Boeing, Donald Douglas, James McDonnell and their contemporaries took the invention of the airplane and forged an industry, delivering advancements in communication, transportation, and warfare.Ep 2 Miracle Planes details the role American industry and planes, including the B-29, P-51 and the B-17, played in the Allied victory over Germany and Japan.Ep 3: Shrinking the Earth explores three planes that launched the jet age: the B-47, the 707 and the 747, the world’s first jumbo jet that reshaped global air travel. These three planes were made possible by secrets discovered in a German Forest at the close of WWIIEp 4: In the Vastness of Space tells the story of Project Apollo, which accomplished landing the first humans on the Moon, and humankind’s first journey to the Moon on Apollo 8. Other topics include humanity’s future in spaceEp 5: Dreamliner reveals the technology, resources, and risk required to build commercial aircraft in the modern world through the story of the most recent revolution in jet design, the 787 Dreamliner The episodes can be viewed online here; Check your regional or local program guides for broadcast times in your area.last_img read more

South Africa: Fly your flag!

first_imgGift Wrap Trading Aletia Van Niekerk 012 9982579 Email The SMSs cost R1 each. Nation branding Head Masters Ivan Lazarus 011 6261424 Email Where companies can get flags Symbol of unity, hope South Africans can demonstrate their support for the nation brand by joining in celebrations such as these, through which we are welcoming the world to our country, the statement read. GMD Products & Graphic Design Lombe Chalungumana 011 3386248 / 076 3256780 Email As of 1 May, fans and companies can make their flag pledges by SMSing the word “flag” to 32175 and thereby “celebrate the first time the 2010 Fifa World Cup is being held on African soil,” said Sophie Masipa, Marketing Manager of the International Marketing Council of South Africa (IMC), the custodian of Brand South Africa, in a statement this week. Masipa added that the initiative is a demonstration that the national flag is for every South African – a representation of our people no matter where we live in the world, regardless of background and without relevance to personal beliefs. “We want to see our national flag, a symbol of unity and hope for future generations, flown far and wide across the country. From building wraps to office park entrances and in our neighbourhoods, we want to paint the nation with pride through our country’s most visual representations,” she said. National Flag Marc Coetzee 011 8870143 / 082 4551116 Email Other South African mobilisation campaigns include Football Friday, The People’s Bus and the Diski Dance. “It is our quest to literally ‘Flag’ South Africa.” “It is imperative that we actively show our support for our national football team, Bafana Bafana – a South African brand ambassador representing us on the World Cup’s centre stage,” added Masipa. “Our flag unites us all under a common future and makes us a strong nation,” she said. “It is representative of our future aspirations as a nation.” Ikamva Contract Publishing Karen Lundie 011 4310322 / 082 3872906 Email As hosts of the World Cup, the IMC says that South Africans and Africans are on the eve of welcoming thousands of potential Brand SA advocates to our country and continent. Masipa also urged government departments, provinces, host cities and municipalities to fly the flag with pride. With less than 40 days to go to the kick off of the 2010 Fifa World Cup™, individuals and companies alike are being urged to take up the national “Fly the Flag” challenge, through which they can buy, distribute and fly the national flag. Stone Moon Design Unathi Rafu 011 4621753 / 082 8307822 Email 4 May 2010 SAinfo reporterWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

The Geocaching Blog Has a Brand New Look!

first_img SharePrint RelatedThe Seanachai: Keeper of the Old Lore, Reviewer of the New CachesMay 6, 2015In “Community”Geocaching HQ Says Geocaching without Speaking a WordMay 11, 2015In “Community”Visit Geocaching HQOctober 28, 2019In “Community” Here at Geocaching HQ, we are inspired every day by stories from people who have discovered that adventure still exists in the real-world — stories of exploring the unknown, rocketing a trackable into space or seeing a child connect to the world for the very first time.One of the best parts of working at HQ is getting to share these stories with all of you. That’s why we’re excited to announce that the Geocaching Blog has a new look — one we hope matches the extraordinary stories it holds.Here are some of our favorite geocaching stories from over the years (now with a fresh, new look!):Behind the Scenes: My Travel Bug®’s Mission to SpaceThe World’s Oldest Unfound Geocache — Getting the FTF After 12 Years!Geocachers Find a Message in a Bottle from 1970. It says…A Powerful Father and Son Connection Through GeocachingGeocacher Finds a Veteran’s Lost Dog Tag – 25 Years LaterOldest Unfound Geocache in Europe… Found! (12 Years Later)What’s your most story-worthy geocaching moment? Tell us in the comments below.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Advice on Finding Corporate Video Clients

first_imgHaving trouble finding corporate video clients? Looking to make some extra income on the side? We share some good advice on how to book some more work.Top image via ShutterstockTo be upfront, the best way to build your personal business is to do solid work in a timely and professional manner and to follow that up with being a good, enjoyable person to work with. You’ll get your best opportunities on the strength of repeat business and personal recommendations. That’s the only tried and true model for business development.That being said, you will discover that “when it rains it pours” in both directions. You may find yourself swamped one week and completely free the next. It’s in those times that we usually try to drum up some new leads and find some new opportunities.If you’re looking to build a client pipeline for yourself (or your company, perhaps), here are some different ways to put yourself out there and find some new work.NetworkingImage via ShutterstockUnsurprisingly, the best way to meet new people is to meet new people. Building your network is key to developing a rich and prosperous client pool. You’ll have to get out of your house/office and meet new people face to face.For those who don’t consider themselves natural-born politicians, try to research networks in which you have a genuine interest. Meeting other people in the video industry is a great way to start – you’ll at least have something to talk about. From there, branch out into similar fields — advertising, marketing, start-ups, whatever.A good trick for those who are serious about networking with a purpose is to set some goals and make a game of it. Try and meet seven new people, get five business cards, set up three coffee meetings and get one new client. It just might work.Your Online ProfileImage via ShutterstockDepending on your personality and/or where you live, you may or may not have lots of opportunities to connect in person. If you’re looking to find more client relationships remotely, you’ll need to do as much as you can to control your online image. This includes management of much more than your LinkedIn profile.Everything from your Facebook page, your YouTube, Vimeo, and Twitter accounts and any other public social media is capable of reflecting on you in either a positive or negative way. First impressions are key – so without knowing when and where yours may happen, you’ll need to cover your bases thoroughly.If you’re serious about your career, you’ll want to make sure all of your profiles and pages are uniform and clear about what type of opportunities you’re looking for and what type of skills you possess. If you’re looking for editing work only, don’t let your LinkedIn say you’re a DP while your Twitter say you’re a part-time assistant editor.Perhaps the best way to put your best foot forward would be to create a personalized website which you UPDATE REGULARLY. This would be your most professional option and allow the most customization and control over the information you’d like to share with potential clients.Lead Generating ResourcesPlease be careful (if not cynical) when looking into some of these “services,” but there are platforms available which will actively pursue opportunities on your behalf. Some of them are paid, but many of them take a cut once transactions are confirmed.The ones I’d recommend looking into are Thumbtack, Mandy and ProductionHub. You can also find work through creative services and talent acquisition agencies like Creative Circle, Vitamin T, and Artisan Creative (big cities only).Cold Call/Email/MessageImage via ShutterstockThe final — and most intimidating — method would be to cold call, cold email, cold message or straight up cold walk in. If you’re set on working with an ideal company or individual and you don’t have any “ins” with anyone who can directly introduce you, you might consider biting the bullet and reaching out.Messaging through LinkedIn, Twitter, or Facebook would probably be the softest way, as it gives the quickest access to your face and profile. Hopefully you won’t look like a spam artist. An email is always nice but can easily be ignored. However, a phone call with a short connection or answering machine message would be the most direct.If you are in the calling mode, be sure to be concise, to the point, practiced and confident. Try it out loud several times. Maybe even call a family member or friend for a dry run first. Follow this formula (or something similar):Hello, I’m _______ and calling about [your line of work]. I’d love to connect sometime to learn more about some of the projects you have coming up and to share how I think I could help. Please give me a call back at [phone number] so we could set up a time to chat – thanks!They say in sales (which this is at the end of the day): You have to strike out nine out of ten times to get a hit. So be prepared to put yourself out there and get rejected before you get those new clients.Have any other advice to share on finding clients? Let us know in the comments!last_img read more

a month agoWatford boss Sanchez Flores: We must be careful with Welbeck

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Watford boss Sanchez Flores: We must be careful with Welbeckby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford boss Quique Sanchez Flores won’t rush Danny Welbeck’s comeback.Welbeck, who has recovered from a broken ankle, scored his first Hornets goal in the 2-1 Carabao Cup win over Swansea on Tuesday night.He has played the full 90 minutes in both of Watford’s cup matches this term but made just two substitute appearances in the Premier League.“I said two weeks ago we have a plan for him,” said Sanchez Flores. “We are taking care with him and we are very passionate about him coming back to the team.“I just want the fans to see the good version of Danny, not the kind of Danny who goes to the pitch with some pain. I want Danny 100 per cent so we can enjoy this Danny.” last_img read more

15,106 New Taxpayers Registered from April to December 2017

first_imgStory Highlights Mr. Shaw pointed out that he commissioned the new Tax Reform Working Group, comprising representatives from major private-sector organisations and key Ministries, with the mandate to review and recommend tax policy reforms for both Customs and Tax Administration Jamaica, with a particular focus on tax compliance. The Minister was opening the 2018/19 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, today (March 8), under the theme ‘Stability, Growth and Prosperity – Our Goal, Our Responsibility’. Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced that 15,106 new taxpayers were registered during the period April to December 2017, due to a compliance drive conducted by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ). Minister of Finance and the Public Service, Hon. Audley Shaw, has announced that 15,106 new taxpayers were registered during the period April to December 2017, due to a compliance drive conducted by Tax Administration Jamaica (TAJ).Mr. Shaw said the Tax Reform Working Group, which began under his leadership, should be praised for this number of new registered taxpayers.The Minister was opening the 2018/19 Budget Debate in the House of Representatives, today (March 8), under the theme ‘Stability, Growth and Prosperity – Our Goal, Our Responsibility’.Mr. Shaw pointed out that he commissioned the new Tax Reform Working Group, comprising representatives from major private-sector organisations and key Ministries, with the mandate to review and recommend tax policy reforms for both Customs and Tax Administration Jamaica, with a particular focus on tax compliance.He said that for the new fiscal year, the TAJ will be focusing on assisting persons who are unable to pay their taxes on time.“We are also aware of the difficulties and bureaucracy associated with paying taxes. As such, Tax Administration Jamaica has developed flexitime with staff to implement a policy of opening the most heavily trafficked offices earlier. In addition, the TAJ is in advanced stages of introducing an automated queuing system in its offices that will involve tracking of service demand and provide real-time information to allow for improved queue management,” Mr. Shaw said.He added that some other initiatives will include introducing an online banking option to make payments, integrating the National Identification System (NIDS) into the TAJ when it comes on stream, and producing interest withholding tax certificates online to facilitate easier refunds processing for pension contributions.“We also plan to implement scanners with advanced technology in Customs at our various ports of entry to reduce revenue leakage and also to increase the protection of our borders,” he said.The Minister told the House that tax arrears now stand at approximately $234 billion, inclusive of interest and penalties. Property tax arrears are also estimated at almost $14 billion.last_img read more

Bernadette Peters Announces Michael Wittenberg Center For Imagination

first_imgBernadette Peters, The Center for Discovery, and The Monderer Foundation have announced the naming of the Michael Wittenberg Center for Imagination at The Center for Discovery.“The Center for Discovery has created a remarkable program—unique in the area—that supports the most severely disabled children and adults,” said Ms. Peters, a two-time Tony award-winning actress/singer/comedienne. “Michael was deeply connected to the environment, good health, and the protection of all living creatures. With its focus on promoting wellness and health to expand life’s possibilities for a very vulnerable group of people, The Center for Discovery is the embodiment of Michael’s life passions.”The Center for Discovery provides individuals with a range of disabilities and medical frailties innovative educational, clinical, residential, and social and creative arts experiences designed to enrich their lives through personal accomplishment. The new Michael Wittenberg Center for Imagination inspires adults and children to evolve new options for living.“The Center for Discovery has one of the most current and innovative educational approaches distinguished by a philosophy that celebrates each individual’s abilities rather than his or her disabilities,” said Carol Turchin Monderer, CEO of The Monderer Foundation. “The Monderer Foundation’s mission is to support multiply challenged children and adults. We are delighted to be involved in supporting The Center for Discovery.”“We commend Bernadette Peters for her passion, and we thank her for lending her voice to support The Center for Discovery,” said Patrick H. Dollard, President and CEO of The Center for Discovery. “Adults and children come here to learn of our responsibility to respect and care for ourselves, our families, our neighbors, our animals, and nature in all its forms. It is for these reasons that we name the heart of The Center for Discovery the ‘Michael Wittenberg Center for Imagination.’ The entire center gratefully acknowledges Bernadette Peters and The Monderer Foundation for their support of The Center for Discovery.”For more information about the Monderer Foundation, click here.last_img read more

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