Vinyl record stores making a come back in Johannesburg

first_imgRelated Reshaping Johannesburg’s city Waist beads making a come back in Togo South Africa is beginning a new love affair with vinyl records, after they were discontinued in the early 1990s in favour of CDs, and more recently for electronic MP3 downloads. Vinyl record stores are making a comeback and CCTV’s Julie Scheier takes a look at how the vinyl business is doing in Johannesburg COSATU holds demonstrations in Johannesburglast_img

Price dean to resign

first_imgPrice School of Public Policy Dean Jack Knott will began a new position at New York University in August. (Photo from the Price School of Public Policy) “As we prepare for interim leadership of the School and consider what our future may hold, I want to share my absolute confidence in this team,” Knott wrote in an email to the Price community. “I have long admired your dedication, hard work and sense of civic responsibility and service. Your ideals are needed more than ever in the world at large, and I can’t wait to see how the Price School continues to make a difference.” Knott has worked as dean of the Price school for 15 years, developing new academic programs and expanding collaboration among schools and international universities. During his tenure, Knott has created five centers and institutes, according to an email Provost Charles Zukoski sent to the USC community to commemorate Knott’s time at the University.   “The mission of our School, to improve the lives of people and their communities, here and abroad, has been my guiding principle and it has been truly inspiring to see you all embrace this sense of purpose as well,” Knott wrote. “I know that even as I start my new role on the east coast, I will miss the uniquely passionate staff, faculty and students at the Price School greatly.” “Over the past 15 years, Dean Knott has provided inspirational and innovative leadership to grow the Price School into one of the top public policy schools in the country,” Zukoski wrote in the email. “The school consistently generates vital influence on policy and society through the research and expertise of its nationally-renowned faculty and high-achieving, impact-focused students.”center_img Price School of Public Policy Dean Jack Knott will step down from his position and accept a role as dean of New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development beginning Aug. 1.  As dean, Knott encouraged philanthropy, helping to secure charitable gifts as well as the Price school’s $50 million endowment. The school also elevated its national ranking under Knott, moving to No. 3 from No. 7 in the U.S. News & World Report’s ranking of public affairs schools in the United States. USC has said it will name an interim dean soon and will assemble an advisory committee as the search for the next Price school dean begins.last_img read more

AirAsia X takes off for the US

first_imgThe first low-cost airline connection from Asia to the US will take off in June, with the promise of ultra-cheap tickets between the two regions eventually being available to and from some of America’s biggest cities.But AirAsia X, the long-haul arm of South-East Asia’s biggest budget carrier is being ultra-cautious about expansion to Europe and America.The carrier’s four weekly 377-seat A330-300 flights linking Kuala Lumpur and Honolulu, Hawaii, via Osaka, Japan, take to the air on June 28, 2017, with the prospect that they will quickly be ramped up to daily because of strong interest from Japanese travel agents.“We think about 80 per cent of the traffic will be Japanese,”  AirAsia X chief executive Ben Ismail told “Hawaii is the No.1 destination for Japan. “Talking to (Japanese) agents, there is far more demand than supply at the moment. For Asians in ASEAN (the South-East Asian group of nations), it’s something that we’ll continue to push because it’s good for the brand.  We can increase that (four weekly flights) anytime we want to.”AirAsia X normally concentrates on non-stop point-to-point services of seven to nine hours flight duration, which fits the profile of the new Honolulu service, except that, from Kuala Lumpur, it’s two sectors instead of one.It’s the airline’s second one-stop destination after it inaugurated one-stop A330 flights from Kuala Lumpur to Auckland, New Zealand, via Australia’s Gold Coast, last year.According to Ismail, that has been an outstanding success with passenger loads between Auckland and the Gold Coast averaging 85 per cent, opening up a new daily market for New Zealanders in search of cheap beach holidays in Queensland.Now that the airline has secured approvals to operate to the US via Japan from both safety and international government air-rights regulators, Ismail says it will be simply a matter of announcing new services as soon as the necessary aircraft become available.However, Ismail says operating to the US east coast – to New York, for example – would be “too much of a stretch” for the airline’s A330s.“I think the nearest for us would Los Angeles or San Francisco,” he says. “They’re very Asian-dominated markets. “Maybe Las Vegas is something we will also explore. But it will not be in the next two years or so.”Alas, with the current generation of airliners – even the long-range A350, which AirAsia X has ordered – the prospect of operating non-stop to the US from Kuala Lumpur is unlikely because the economics of ultra-long-range flight don’t stack up for a low-cost carrier. “Long-haul non-stop to the US would be a stretch for us,” Ismail says, “but we’ll never rule anything out.”Ismail has also put a dampener on plans – touted enthusiastically by AirAsia founder Tony Fernandes in the past two years – to return to London. The last time AirAsia X operated services to London and Paris, before they were axed in 2012, the airline lost money and the airline is being careful not to repeat that experience.“We’re still running the numbers,” he says. “We’re looking at the right aircraft to do this.” That refers to the fact that the airline has ordered both the longer-range A330-300neo (“new engine option”) and the new-generation fuel-efficient A350.“We’re doing some analysis on the yields going into London, but we haven’t concluded yet whether we’re doing it or not,” Ismail says. “We will know in the next few months. If the numbers make sense, we will announce it very quickly (this year), but if they don’t, we put it on the backburner for a while.”The first low-cost long-haul service linking South-east Asia and southern Europe starts in June 2017 when Singapore Airlines subsidiary, Scoot, begins flying from Singapore to Athens four times a week using Boeing Dreamliner 787-8s.last_img read more

LinkedIn Publishes Video Series for Small Business Owners

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market john paul titlow Tags:#biz#tips A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Professional social networking site LinkedIn has published a series of retro-style videos introducing small businesses to the site and what it has to offer for business users. LinkedIn’s Timeless Guide to Small Business Success is edited with a faux 1980s TV commercial vibe, complete with rainbow-laden, early 1980s computer graphics and an old school Apple II-style desktop computer.The video series, which was produced by Upright Citizens Brigade video editor Rob Getzchman, was done in this humorous, retro style because, as he explains in a blog post, “the average office worker can only watch a screenshot tutorial for a few seconds before the onset of spontaneous narcolepsy.” The series is sponsored by FedEx. Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

PBA opens doors to 2017 draft applicants

first_imgLATEST STORIES Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games MOST READ The deadline for submission of applications and requirements for Fil-foreign players is on September 1 while local-born applicants have until October 12 to file their papers.Once the preliminary list for Fil-foreign rookie hopefuls has been released, a month-long deliberation on the applicants’ eligibility will ensue and the final list of applicants will be released on October 27.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThere will be a two-day Draft Combine late in October to test the applicants’ skill sets and gauge their physical abilities in front of PBA coaches. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Malaysia aims to be top gun of the 2017 SEA Games LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games PBA Rookie Draft aspirants. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netAspiring neophytes can now take the first step to their dreams with the PBA now accepting applications for the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft.The draft proceedings is set on October 29 at Robinson’s Place Manila as it ushers in the new wave of players coming in the league.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s wedding View comments K-pop star Jung Joon-young convicted of gang rape, spycam crimes Read Next UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspensionlast_img read more

BCCI says no to DRS for England series next month

first_imgIndia’s opposition to the Decision Review System continues with the BCCI refusing to allow its usage in next month’s four-Test cricket series against England.According to The Daily Telegraph, “The Board for Cricket Control in India sent official notification to the England and Wales Cricket Board that it does not want the system to be used in the series (in July).”Consent of both the Boards is required for the system to be used in a series.Sachin Tendulkar is critical of the DRS system. APTop Indian players such as Sachin Tendulkar and skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni have been vocal critics of the DRS but English players like spin spearhead Graeme Swann have backed the use of technology.”The reason India do not want it is because it will favour our bowlers,” said John Emburey, the former England off-spinner.”It (DRS) has been massive for spinners because they are now getting wickets against batsmen playing on the front foot coming forward. It’s a massive advantage to the spinner. The system has shown balls would go on to hit the stumps and umpires have now got it in their minds that they can now give batsmen out,” he explained.Emburey said the DRS has forced batsmen to offer genuine shots against spinners.”What DRS has done is make batsmen play with their bat rather than hide behind the pad which gives bowlers more chances of edges and catches because they have to play at the ball,” he said.- With inputs from PTIadvertisementlast_img read more

Football Ohio State suffers wins and losses during early signing period

Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer answers questions from the media as head-coach-in-waiting Ryan Day listens during the press conference at the Fawcett Center on Dec. 4. Credit: Casey Cascaldo | Photo EditorWhen he took the podium as the incoming head coach at Ohio State on Dec. 4 after head coach Urban Meyer had announced his retirement, Ryan Day’s focus was already on Dec. 19. Meyer ceremoniously passed the baton to Day, who will not officially be the head coach at Ohio State until Jan. 2. But from the moment he left the Fawcett Center on that Tuesday, the recruiting process was his, the team building process was his. Meyer still had the current Ohio State team, preparing for his final game as a head coach against Washington in the Rose Bowl. Day held the future. And on Dec. 19, the future began at Ohio State as the Buckeyes added 15 signees from the 2019 recruiting class on the first day of the early signing period. Ohio State retained the two five-star recruits from the 2019 class that Meyer helped secure.Garrett Wilson, the No. 2 wide receiver in the 2019 class according to the 247Sports composite rankings, signed his letter of intent. The 6-foot, 181-pound receiver comes from Lake Travis High School in Austin, Texas, the same high school 2018 four-star recruit and Ohio State freshman quarterback Matthew Baldwin went to, and signed with the Buckeyes after verbally committing on April 29. Five-star center Harry Miller, the No. 2 center in the 2019 class, also made his commitment from June 10 official, signing with Ohio State out of Buford, Georgia. But even as the first two five-star recruits in the 2019 class, neither Miller nor Wilson would be the defining player in Ohio State’s recruiting class. That was five-star defensive end Zach Harrison, who, as the No. 1 recruit in the state of Ohio out of Olentangy Orange High School and the No. 4 recruit in the country, committed to the Buckeyes on Wednesday, choosing between what many believed to be Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan. Even with the change in leadership, Meyer said, in the press conference announcing his retirement, Day is a perfect fit to continue the trend he created during his tenure at Ohio State. “Once those players know that you have that genuine love and care for them they’ll move mountains for you,” Meyer said. “And I saw that with Ryan Day.”Day did see some unforeseen change in Ohio State’s 2019 recruiting class. Four-star 2019 quarterback Dwan Mathis, who committed to Ohio State in June as a previous commitment at Michigan State, signed his letter of intent with Georgia, leaving the Buckeyes with no quarterback in the 2019 class. However, Ohio State could be in the running to fill the spot Mathis left with the former No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the 2018 class. 2018 five-star quarterback Justin Fields informed Georgia, where he spent his freshman season, that he intended to transfer, entering the NCAA transfer portal Tuesday, allowing other schools to contact him. Ohio State also lost a commitment from four-star safety Jordan Battle, who announced signed his letter of intent with Alabama on Wednesday. With the loss of both Mathis and Battle and with the gain of Harrison, Ohio State, according to 247Sports, has the No. 3 2019 recruiting class in the Big Ten, the first time since 2010 the Buckeyes have not had the No. 1 recruiting class in the conference. Nationally, Ohio State has the No. 14 recruiting class in the country, its highest since 2010.Updated at 3:26 p.m. after three-star defensive tackle Jaden McKenzie committed to Ohio State read more

Sherwood calls for introduction of feeder clubs

first_imgFormer Tottenham Hotspur manager Tim Sherwood has called for the introduction of feeder clubs in the lower leagues for Premier League teams to help young players develop in a first-team environment.The former England captain who spent time as a youth coach with Spurs before becoming manager believes too many young players miss out on the experience of first-team football because leading clubs stockpile players to safeguard their expensive investments.The feeder club is seen across many European leagues – the most notable being Barcelona B who play in the second tier of Spanish football but cannot be promoted.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.Sherwood, who is credited with the development of Harry Kane at Tottenham, thinks a radical change to the league system which would see clubs part-own teams in the lower leagues would help young English players develop.“Why other countries bring their young players through so well is because they have feeder clubs,” he told The Debate on Sky Sports.“People don’t want to hear this but to accelerate the development of young English players we need to have feeder clubs in League One and League Two. There is enough clubs out there who are willing enough to do it for their clubs, who are dying a slow death and haemorrhaging money. Clubs will be willing to open their arms out to Premier League teams and say ‘you can use this club for your young player’ but the FA has to allow it to happen.”last_img read more

The Government has Vested Interest in the Sustainability of the Nursing Workforce

first_imga Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, November 13, 2017 – Nassau – Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands said being fully cognizant of the value of Nurses, and the essentials of having a strong, viable complement of nurses and nursing professionals, The Bahamas Government has a vested interest in the sustainability of the Nursing workforce and the advancement of the Nursing profession.“Therefore, The Bahamas Government is presently placing as a major priority, focus on areas of career paths, salaries and improved working conditions as a means to retain and increase the employ of trained nurses,” Dr. Sands said during the Nurses’ Association of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (NACB) 40th Annual Educational Conference held at the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Grosvenor Close Campus, November 9, 2017.He also noted that focus is being given to the training and education of nurses, for increased scholarship opportunities and stipends for nursing students, support for specialised post-basic nursing programmes and advanced training of nurses.“With the mobilisation of these initiatives brought forward by my Ministry, I can say with confidence, this Government is committed to offering its support [of] these initiatives which will optimistically retain our Nurses and buoyantly enhance the recruitment process.“Doing so will also provide the necessary support to nurses bringing about a greater awareness and recognition of the value of Nurses in our society.”Dr. Sands said during his term in office, he will seek to further the Government’s commitment to advancing the Repeal of the Nurses and Midwives Act, which will allow for nurses to practice to the fullest extent of their education, training and expertise, thus strengthening the country’s ability to provide improved access to high quality, easily affordable, modernised health care services for the people of The Bahamas.The Health Minister said that he wished to publicly applaud the innovativeness of the NACB for having a sustained annual educational forum, which is geared towards achieving its mission – “to promote the highest standard of nursing practice, encourage professional and educational advancement for nurses, and to ensure that all people irrespective of their nationality, race, colour or social origin may have optimal nursing care.”He said, “Many will agree that Nurses are indeed ‘Champions for Health’ as they play a vital role in the delivery of quality health care service to the citizens and residents of The Bahamas.“As a physician, I can personally attest to the quality of Nurses here in The Bahamas and rank them as ‘Champions’ as they are some of the best in the region.”He said this proven fact is evident as the nation’s neighbours in the North are aggressively recruiting Bahamian Nurses as a result of their qualifications, high level of expertise and world-recognised competence, which stems directly from the vigorous, but excellent training programme at the School of Nursing and Allied Professions.The Health Minister also noted that The Bahamas can boast of being on a steady trek to health care excellence having achieved many gains in the delivery of quality health care over the past 40 years most of which came as a result of the work and leadership of Nurses.“Most recently, Nurses to their credit, played an intricate role with the implementations of the Direct Observation Treatment Shot Course (DOTS) Programme, the mother-to-child transmission of Human immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), and the Expanded Immunisation Programme.”He added, “Nurses also provided much-needed guidance in the development of other maternal and child health programs that are ongoing in a number of our public health institutions.   The success of each of these programmes is definitely attributed to the contributions of Nurses.”By: Llonella Gilbert (BIS)Photo Captions:Header: The Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands brings remarks at the Nurses’ Association of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (NACB) 40th Annual Educational Conference held at the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Grosvenor Close Campus, November 9, 2017.   (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham)Insert:  The Nurses’ Association of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas (NACB) held its 40th Annual Educational Conference at the School of Nursing and Allied Health Professions, Grosvenor Close Campus, November 9, 2017.   (BIS Photo/Kristaan Ingraham) Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Related Items:last_img read more