Raiders will be on HBO’s `Hard Knocks’

first_imgALAMEDA — Get ready for the Raiders on the HBO series “Hard Knocks.”One of five teams eligible for the inside-training camp look by the network, the Raiders will be this year’s feature attraction, a source told the Bay Area News Group Tuesday. The NFL announced the union between the cable network and the Raiders on Twitter, and the network as well as the Raiders later sent out announcements.#HardKnocks with the Oakland @Raiders ☠️Coming to @HBO on August 6! pic.twitter.com/DsiOG9LT8s …last_img read more

Raiders’ Richie Incognito as back, but other key players healing up with Vikings up next

first_imgALAMEDA — Richie Incognito practiced Wednesday for the first time since late August.He’ll start at left guard for the Raiders in their Week 3 road game against the Minnesota Vikings. As to who will join Incognito on the field, much was uncertain as the Raiders were assessing injuries to some key players.“Lots of guys are still coming back physically, but we’re optimistic,” Raiders coach Jon Gruden said.The Raiders addressed one of their concerns by trading a sixth-round draft pick to the …last_img read more

SA to build more science centres

first_img“We also value the role that science centres play in teacher empowerment and in training mathematics, science and technology teachers on the best ways to bring their subjects to life in the classroom. South Africa plans to increase the number of science centres in the country in order to help young people realise their full potential, Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor told the 6th Science Centre World Congress in Cape Town this week. “We are convinced that science centres are one of the most effective means available to help our youth reach their full potential in an informal learning environment,” she told delegates at the start of the 6th Science Centre World Congress at the Cape Town International Convention Centre. Key areas of public investment Source: BuaNews The well-attended conference is being held under the theme “Science Across Cultures”. Set to run for the next four days, the summit will have many exhibitions and is bound to be propelled by robust debate and discussions. The Department of Science and Technology had created the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) to implement the policies of the department, and to carry out science awareness programmes of their own. She said the centres would be capable of developing “effective” outreach programmes, aimed at peri-urban and rural areas where they could offer “valuable services”. At the moment, South Africa has 26 science centres in eight provinces. Pandor said that there were five key areas of public investment in sciences in South Africa, including investments in space science and technology, biotechnology, building indigenous knowledge, and technology associated with climate change. 6 September 2011 “There is no doubt that a network of science centres would unleash the potential of millions of young African people, and promote science awareness on a continent that is rapidly embracing the digital age. She highlighted that South Africa was ready to share with other African governments and non-profit organisations “the experience that we have gained in putting together and implementing policies that promote science centre development in our region.” “Science centres can also play a major role in encouraging the youth to follow careers in science and technology, and to know which career path would suit them best,” she said.last_img read more

Active citizenship and changing the South African brand reality

first_img“When we feel this common sense of destiny, we begin to take ownership of the present,” writes Miller Matola.Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South AfricaMiller MatolaWe often hear the term “active citizenship” used in relation to our contribution to the growth and development of South Africa. Do we, however, fully understand what it means? If we do not fully understand what things mean, or if we cannot internalise words so that they mean something to us, they will always remain words without any impact and therefore without the required behavioural change.So what does active citizenship mean? Mirjam van Donk of the Good Governance Learning Network sees active citizenship as “a multi-dimensional image that includes vertical relationships (citizens engaging with the state) and horizontal relationships (citizens engaging with and among themselves)”. She equally concedes that “active citizenship is a contested notion, imbued with different meanings and connotations”. This is not unique and can be said of many concepts in today’s lexicon.The National Development Plan has recently popularised the concept of active citizenship, and gives us some idea of what “active citizenship” refers to. The NDP describes active citizenship as relating to rights, equalising opportunities and enhancing human capabilities. It also finds a strong correlation between active citizenship, government accountability and responsiveness. This is a two-way process, and holding government to account is viewed as a civic duty. This is extended to citizen participation in shaping policies and their implementation at a national and local level.In this two-way process of shaping South Africa’s policy and governance landscape, is also the responsibility – and opportunity – for South Africans to engage with each other. This is the horizontal aspect of active citizenship. This also drives nation building and cohesion in a way that redefines the South African identity. We cannot, even 20 years after achieving democracy, ignore the effect of our history on how we see each other as citizens of a common land, bound by a common flag and anthem, with various starting points but with a common destiny. It is time that we, as South Africans, engage actively in shaping the country we would like to live in, the country we would like our children to inherit.A common sense of identityIn writing this and reflecting upon active citizenship, I was inspired by the words of the South American poet Pablo Neruda who wrote: “To feel affection that comes from those whom we do not know, from those unknown to us, who are watching over our sleep and solitude, over our dangers and our weaknesses – that is something still greater and more beautiful because it widens out the boundaries of our being and unites all living things.” I believe that herein lies the essence of active citizenship and herein lies our answer as to why it matters.When we feel this common sense of destiny, we begin to take ownership of the present. So while we need to hold public representatives to account, we also need to take active control of building a country that can nurture the needs, dreams and aspirations of each citizen of South Africa. It can begin with the people with whom we interact most often and it will inevitably grow into a nationwide movement if we each play our part in building our country – for the better and for the future. By playing our part as active citizens, we can each grow South Africa into a competitive nation whose growth and development is sustainable and enduring.Miller Matola is the CEO of Brand South Africa. Follow him on Twitter @MillerMatola. Join the conversation at @Brand_SA #CompetitiveSA and @PlayYourPartSA #CompetitiveSA.last_img read more

2012 Geocaching Block Party Invitation – Geocaching.com Presents

first_img SharePrint Related Share with your Friends:More You’re invited to the 2012 Geocaching Block Party on August 18![vsw id=”u2B7BpL-3qA” source=”youtube” width=”425″ height=”344″ autoplay=”no”]The world is invited to Groundspeak HQ in Seattle, Washington USA to celebrate the global phenomenon of geocaching. Check out the cache page, and log your “Will Attend” to meet geocachers from around the world and talk with the Lackeys and Volunteer Reviewers who help power the Geocaching.com experience.Each year, Geocaching.com celebrates International Geocaching Day on the third Saturday in August by hosting the Geocaching Block Party. The Geocaching Block Party on August 18 runs from 11am to 3pm at Fremont’s Solstice Plaza by the JP Patches statue. Geocachers can challenge themselves with beginner, intermediate, and advanced geocaching courses. They can also explore the Fremont neighborhood where Groundspeak is based and win prizes with “Fremont Funventures”—all while swapping geocaching stories. The public is invited to explore the family-friendly adventure of geocaching and meet geocachers from around the world. More than 2000 people from a dozen countries attended last year’s Block Party.Around the world, there will be nearly 200 events in more than a dozen counties. Anyone who logs a cache or an “Attended” for an Event Cache on August 18 this year earns the 2012 International Geocaching Day souvenir for their Geocaching.com profile.Subscribe to the official Geocaching.com YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos about the evolving world of geocaching. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.last_img read more

Three ways to thank a geocache owner

first_img SharePrint RelatedHigh energy! — Fission around the bend (GC1NGRD) — Geocache of the WeekMay 28, 2015In “Geocache of the Week”The name says it all. — Director’s A-Mazing Treasure Hunt (GC3Y1GE) — Geocache of the WeekSeptember 10, 2014In “Community”Four tips for hiding quality geocachesFebruary 19, 2019In “Geocaching Weekly Newsletter” Geocaching is only as good as the geocaches hidden. Owning a geocache is more than hiding a container. It’s discovering a great location, selecting the perfect container, writing a clever description, and caring for the cache through thick and thin.Finding a great geocache gives a sense of adventure, a moment of discovery, and a connection to the community. These experiences happen because of others so make sure to give thanks to the cache owners behind your geocaching moment! Here are three simple steps to get started:Write a great log – Cache owners learn about your experience through the geocaches logbook. Be sure to give your heartfelt thanks! This also tells future seekers that the cache is worth the journey.Give the cache a Favorite point* – You can award Favorite points for geocaches you like most. This is a way to show the cache owner that you really appreciate their geocache. This also makes it easier for others to search for the best caches!Message them directly – Come across an exceptional cache? Let the cache owner know through Message Center! Feel free to thank them for their efforts and tell them why their cache stood out.Thank you to all cache hiders for making the game what it is! Have a favorite cache owner? Tell us in the comments below!*Awarding Favorite Points is a Premium member feature.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

Popular BitTorrent Client Transmission Gets an iPhone App

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts In what may prove to be the first “yanked from the App Store” story of 2011, TorrentFreak reports that there’s a new BitTorrent app available for iPhone users. The app, iControlbits (iTunes link), offers an interface for Transmission, the popular BitTorrent client for Mac. The iControlbits app allows you to control your BitTorrent downloads remotely, with an interface far improved over the alternative – the mobile web version of Transmission.According to TorrentFreak, frustrations with the features (or lack of features) on the mobile site prompted developer Luka Hlastec to create a native remote access app. iControlbits controls the client daemon via the RPC protocol. Using the app, you can start, stop, pause and remove transfers, as well as connect to multiple Transmission “servers” and change some of your download options. The app costs $1.99, and Hlastec says he plans to add more features soon, including the ability to add new downloads to your queue. But a new version of the app would have to pass Apple’s scrutiny, and BitTorrent apps have historically faced rejection and removal from the iTunes store. An app with functionality similar to iControlbits made it into the store in October, but was booted just three days later. Like iControlbits, that app avoided the word “BitTorrent” in its name and description, something that only saved it for a short time.Hopefully iControlbits will have better luck. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#Apple#web audrey watters Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic…last_img read more

Hey IoT developers — it’s time you knew your rights

first_imgWhy IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Ahead of the IoT World conference in Santa Clara, California, today, IoT network firm Silver Spring Networks, laid down a marker and published their “Know your Rights” white paper, pointing out what IoT developers should require from network providers.Issues around the best network options for the growing world of IoT are critical right now, and everyone from wireless carriers to hardware makers wants a hand in this game.Silver Springs’ rights read a little like the Ten Commandments, but the market needs that kind of direction.In case you’re wondering, here’s the list:1. The Right to ubiquitous coverage.2. The Right to a solution based on open industry standards.3. The Right to persistent safeguards from unauthorized access and detection.4. The Right to leverage a large and diverse ecosystem of providers.5. The Right to consistent performance for every device, everywhere.6. The Right to power-efficient devices that communicate as often as you need them.7. The Right to use a platform that has been proven at scale.8. The Right to guaranteed service levels.9. The Right to massive scalability.10. The Right for your network to live long (and without failure).The company will be demoing an expansion of its developer program at IoT WorldThe white paper comes at a time where IoT networks are fragmented and there are plenty of options available for customers. Wi-SUN, LoRaWAN and NB-IoT are three major network architecture choices, each suited for different needs.See Also: 5 questions for IoT about what we could learn from the WannaCry hack“While the IoT market is vastly complex, with standards and types of devices ever-evolving, what is certain is that the network technologies over which IoT services will be hosted are well defined, even as they continue to evolve,” said Silver Spring Networks chief technology officer, Don Reeves. “Our goal with publishing these Rights is to provide customers guideposts on which to make a mission-critical decision that must meet their requirements today and well into the future.” Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… David Currycenter_img Follow the Puck Tags:#5G#Internet of Things#IoT#IoT World#LoRaWAN#NB-IoT#Silver Spring Networks#smart grid Small Business Cybersecurity Threats and How to…last_img read more