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CJ Chaidez scored 12 points for the Loggers but it wasn’t enough as Montgomery-Santa Rosa downed Eureka High 47-42 in the first-round of the Arcata Invitational Basketball Tournament, Thursday afternoon at Arcata HighThe Loggers (2-3) battled early, matching the Vikings bucket-for-bucket in the first-quarter. Cahliel Garner recorded seven of Eureka’s 13 first-quarter points as the Loggers took a slim 13-11 lead after the opening frame. Eureka took its largest lead of the night, seven points, …
25 June 2013South Africa, with its vast renewable energy resources, has the potential to become one of the world’s fastest growing economic hubs, says Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe.Delivering the keynote address at the South African Green Energy Youth Summit in Cape Town on Monday, Motlanthe said South Africa’s future energy plans provided for a significant departure from the goal paradigm. However, this did not mean that South Africa would abandon coal as a source of energy.“On the contrary, we intend to develop our renewable energy resources not only to diversify our energy mix, without preferring one energy carrier over another, but also to take full advantage of our endowment in other natural resources.”Besides coal, South Africa had one of the best solar energy resources in the world, he said. It also possessed abundant shale gas resources, the commercial exploitation of which still had to be investigated and pursued, and uranium deposits, the size of which were too big to continue to be ignored.“If this is coupled with the potential for regional interconnection within the SADC sub-region, we have the potential to be one of the fastest growing economic hubs in the world, on the back of our environmentally balanced and sustainable energy resources.”Potential economic benefits from pursuing the green energy route included the continuation of searching for clean coal technologies and solar technology, which could open up regional development in the Northern Cape, and the pursuit of a knowledge economy through the beneficiation of uranium and the nuclear programme.In addition, Motlanthe said, there was the possibility of interconnecting the hydropower potential of the Southern African Development Community, particularly in Mozambique and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, stepping up exploration for shale gas in the Karoo, and harnessing natural gas discoveries in Tanzania and Mozambique.While the macroeconomic spin-offs were evident, Motlanthe said, there were also socio-economic benefits such as skills development, rural development and an overall improvement in people’s quality of life.He remarked that while South Africa could justifiably be proud of being one of Africa’s thriving economies, it was lagging behind in key aspects, including capacity building in niche industries.“Stemming from this reality is the imperative for us to continue pursuing a developmental state which is rich with cutting-edge technologies and innovation alike, while we concentrate on strategic spaces such as niche industries.”He challenged the summit to deal with the challenge of South Africa’s low levels of enterprise and skills development in response to opportunities presented by the green economy.Source: SAnews.gov.za
Each of these three hugely popular social networks in China has its own niche; from the mainstream Renren, to the more prestigious Kaixin001, to the populist 51.com.In our next post in this series, we check out China’s Twitter clones. The third social network that is very popular in China is 51.com, which Kaiser said is mostly used by people who live in “lower tier cities” and even rural areas. He noted that it has a “lower brow offering.” Tags:#international#social networks#web Related Posts Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… richard macmanus Kaixin001.com is another very popular social network. Kaiser said that its users are mostly “white collar middle class” and typically come from a “first tier city.” Kaiser noted that Kaixin001.com is extremely popular among people who work for multinational companies, ad agencies and other white collar companies. Accordingly, the site is valuable because of its relatively wealthy user base. The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videos Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification The leading social networking site in China, renren.com, started out as a blatant Facebook clone – but it now has tens of millions of users. Despite obvious similarities to Facebook, there is one significant difference from the U.S. in how Renren and other Chinese SNS are used. The bread and butter of these sites is social games using virtual items. Indeed, Farmville originated in China!In this first post of a series, we outline the most popular social network sites in China. In follow-up posts, we’ll look at Twitter clones, online video, and censorship. This series is based on a discussion I had with Kaiser Kuo, a Beijing-based expert on China’s Internet. Kaiser Kuo is a Chinese-American who lives in Beijing. He currently works for one of China’s leading online video services, Youku.com, as a consultant on International Business. Previously he was Group Director, Digital Strategy at Ogilvy & Mather China.There are 3 social networking sites that are clearly in the lead in China, according to Kaiser Kuo.Renren.com is the leading social network. It began as a Facebook clone called Xiaonei.com – which means ‘on campus’ in Chinese. In August 2009 it changed its name to Renren, which means ‘everybody.’ Renren had 70 million registered users at that point. The site is owned by Oak Pacific Interactive and has had over $400M pumped into it by investors Softbank.The site was founded in December 2005, shortly after Facebook began to ramp up. Its founder Wang Xing later founded Fanfou, a popular Twitter clone (see our next post in this series).Xiaonei.com was literally a Facebook clone when it started, sporting the same shade of blue and the same layout. ReadWriteWeb guest writer Gang Lu wrote on this blog in June 2008 that Xiaonei.com “was like a simplified version of Facebook in Chinese when it was first launched.” He noted that it had “the same layout, same color scheme and even a very similar logo,” which he said “made people wonder if there was an official connection with Facebook.” A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit
With the South Africa celebrating 150 years of Indian settlement, Cricket South Africa (CSA) hosted the biggest ever official reception for the visiting Indian cricket team in Johannesburg.”The official welcome reception for the Indian team is the biggest ever for any team that had visited South Africa,” Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola said during the reception on Monday night.Apart from the players and board officials of both teams Indian Consul-General Vikram Doraiswami too was present on the occasion.During his welcome speech, CSA president Mtutuzeli Nyoka said that Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s men deserved No. 1 Test team spot.”This is a team that has over the last two years swept all before them. I think that by all accounts they deserve the number one status in Test cricket,” he said.Nyoka singled out Sachin Tendulkar for praise and saluted the champion batsman for his contribution to the game.”I want to say thank you to you (Tendulkar) for the many years of wonderful memories that you have given us. You are a true champion, a true hero. You are one of the most decorated cricketers playing today. I salute you as a sportsman, as a cricketer and as a human being,” the CSA president said.Nyoka also lauded the cricketing links between the two countries.”South Africa is what today because of its relationship with India. CSA is a vibrant, strong organisation not least because of the relationship it has with BCCI, and I hope our mission of friendship and brotherhood continues for a very long time,” he added.advertisementIn keeping with the jovial spirit at the reception, Indian Consul-General Doraiswami said, “We’ve always believed our cricket team is the best and rankings are just a matter of devious Western subversions. It’s good to have it finally recognised officially.”He also recalled how former South Africa paceman Allan Donald had given troubled times to the Indians during the first tour way back in 1992-93.”Thank God you don’t have White Lightning (Donald’s nickname) anymore!” Doraiswami said.- With PTI inputs
The Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) has partnered with Nawe Property Development Company Limited for the construction of the ‘Genesis Manor’ housing development in Goshen, St. Elizabeth.The 91/2-acre development will comprise 30 detached 2-bedroom/1-bathroom units on 1,338 sq. ft. of land each.“We have partnered with Nawe Construction to do this development and we hope that it will bring some economic activity to the area,” General Manager of the Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB), Courtney Wynter, said at the groundbreaking ceremony for the development on February 20.Mr. Wynter said the Bank is pleased with the partnership with the St. Elizabeth-based Nawe Property Development Company Limited.The move is in keeping with the Bank’s mandate of facilitating the development of safe and affordable housing in Jamaica.Chief Technical Director with responsibility for Water, Works and Housing in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Doreen Prendergast, lauded the development.“We are very happy when the Jamaica Mortgage Bank and private contractors enter into a partnership to bring additional housing solutions to the housing market, particularly here in St. Elizabeth, where we have a large number of returning residents. We wish the developer and his team success,” Mrs. Prendergast said.She was representing Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, with responsibility for Water, Works and Housing, Hon. Karl Samuda.Meanwhile, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nawe Property Development Company Limited, Howard Ewan, also expressed gratitude for the opportunity to provide affordable homes.He said the property was acquired in 2006 to be subdivided and sold as lots. However, the company has decided to construct houses instead. “I think we have already pre-sold about nine houses,” Mr. Ewan added.The development is scheduled to be completed in 14 months. The starting price for each unit is $22 million (US$175,000).Since the start of the 2018/2019 fiscal year, the JMB has approved six new housing development projects, valued at $2 billion, including a housing project in Port Royal. The Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB) has partnered with Nawe Property Development Company Limited for the construction of the ‘Genesis Manor’ housing development in Goshen, St. Elizabeth. “We have partnered with Nawe Construction to do this development and we hope that it will bring some economic activity to the area,” General Manager of the Jamaica Mortgage Bank (JMB), Courtney Wynter, said at the groundbreaking ceremony for the development on February 20. Story Highlights The 91/2-acre development will comprise 30 detached 2-bedroom/1-bathroom units on 1,338 sq. ft. of land each.