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first_imgTest your knowledge by seeing how many of these five questions you can answer correctly.[wp-simple-survey-102] 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 Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

first_img11 December 2006South Africa’s second satellite, SumbandilaSat, will be launched in early 2007 from a submarine off the coast of Russia and carried halfway around the world by a modified intercontinental ballistic missile before being released into low-earth orbit.The 81-kilogram micro-satellite will orbit the earth at a height of 500 kilometres for between three and five years, giving South Africa affordable access to space technology.Its images will enable scientists to monitor disasters such as fires, floods and oil spills, and deliver useful data on climate, dam levels, population density, crop yields and vegetation.SumbandilaSat will be South Africa’s second satellite after SunSat, which was built by Stellenbosch University staff and postgraduate students and launched into low-earth orbit by Nasa in 1999, remaining operational for almost two years.Sumbandila“Sumbandila” is Tshivenda for “lead the way”. The name was chosen from more than 3 000 entries in a competition run among South Africa’s high school students by the SA Agency for Science and Technology Advancement.State-of-the art payloadAlthough the new satellite will be around the same size as SunSat, technological advances mean it will be far more capable, carrying a state-of-the-art imaging payload.According to Allan Duggan, writing in Popular Mechanics, SumbandilaSat’s “six-band onboard multispectral line-scan camera and video sensors, equipped with three different lenses, will scan the Earth at varying angles”.The resulting high-resolution images will be transmitted to a ground tracking station at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research’s (CSIR’s) Satellite Applications Centre at Hartebeeshoek bordering the Magaliesberg mountains in Gauteng, with backup stations at Overberg Test Range, Bredasdorp and Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape.“The satellite is equipped with 24 gigabytes of non-volatile memory, allowing it to stream about 6GB of image data every day per unique located ground station,” Duggan writes.The satellite was designed and built by Stellenbosch-based SunSpace, the company that developed out of the success of SunSat. According to Business Day, SunSpace completed construction of the satellite in September and has since put the craft through a series of trials to check its ability to withstand extreme temperature and vibration.Business Day reports that SumbandilaSat’s launch, originally planned for December, was delayed until the European spring to allow for better weather. The new launch window period is in April or May 2007.“Technically, it’s ready, it’s passed all the tests,” department spokesman Nhlahlha Nyide told Business Day.The government has invested R26-million in the project, which is being managed by the University of Stellenbosch.While the university also trains postgraduate students in, and conducts research into, satellite engineering and software development, the CSIR’s Satellite Applications Centre will be responsible for operating, tracking and monitoring the satellite.Essential monitoring toolAccording to the Department of Science and Technology, rural communities stand to benefit from the information gathered by SumbandilaSAT, whose observations will inform decision-making in land use and agriculture, natural resource and disaster management, and infrastructure and urban planning.“Space assets” such as satellites are no longer merely a matter of prestige for a country but “have become essential tools,” the department said in a recent statement.“We need to understand the earth system to improve human health, safety and welfare and to protect the environment, reduce disaster losses and achieve sustainable development.”According to Professor Sias Mostert of the University of Stellenbosch, satellites now monitor “almost all aspects of the world’s climate systems,” including sea and land temperatures, wind, rainfall and vegetation cover.Town planners also use satellite images to help tackle problems such as traffic congestion, illegal building and lack of recreational sites, says Mostert.Mothibi Ramusi, manager of the Satellite Applications Centre at the Center for Scientific and Industrial Research, says the satellite’s communications payload will also enable it to provide certain telecommunications services based on the “store and forward” principle.For example, Ramusi explains, as the satellite passes over South Africa, users with receiving stations will be able to send and receive e-mails. In addition, local data – such as data on dam levels – can be transmitted from ground sensors to the satellite for forwarding on to central authorities.According to Popular Mechanics, SumbandilaSAT will take to the sky during a five-day launch “window” starting on 20 December.SouthAfrica.info reporter and BuaNews Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

first_imgHundreds of devoted fans gathered at ORTambo International on Monday afternoonto welcome their heroes back home. (l – r) Bryan Habana, Peter de Villiers,Gert Oosthuizen abd John Smit, withVictor Matfield at the back.(Images: Zakithi Motha)MEDIA CONTACTS • Iggy Sathekge  Brand SA director: stakeholder management +27 11 483 0122RELATED ARTICLES• Rugby World Cup: back the Boks• New drive to spark local sports frenzy• Bright future for FNB stadium• Supporting SA’s sports starsSource: Southafrica.infoDespite an early exit from the Rugby World Cup, the Springboks flew the South African flag high in New Zealand, says Brand South Africa CEO Miller Matola.The national rugby team arrived at OR Tambo International Airport on Monday afternoon, and were received by hundreds of supporters who welcomed them with pride and joy. Many were carrying signs that said “Our blood’s still green”, “Well done” and “Welcome home Boks.”Senior players including Victor Matfield and captain John Smit, coach Peter de Villiers and Sport Minister Fikile Mbalula gave a media briefing upon their arrival in Johannesburg.De Villiers expressed his gratitude at the warm reception. “Thank you. I have never felt more humbled in my life,” he said. “South Africa is the greatest country in the world.”Deputy minister of sport Gert Oosthuizen said the Springboks could still stand tall.“There’s no doubt that this exit has been heartbreaking and extremely painful, after we won everything in the final match except on the scoreboard,” he said. “You fought so hard to retain the cup and you are really national heroes.”Other players in the squad are expected back home on Tuesday and Wednesday.The Springboks lost their quarterfinal game by the narrowest of margins. Although they dominated the game, their opponents, the Australian Wallabies, somehow escaped with an 11-9 victory on Sunday in Wellington.‘Millions of South Africans have played their part’“Despite their loss the Springbok team has made the South African nation proud,” Matola said in a statement after the game.“Throughout the country, indeed throughout the world, millions of South Africans have played their part by waving our flag with hope and wearing our jersey with pride – all in support of our team.“Once again we have demonstrated the unifying and uplifting power of sport. Indeed, we are world-renowned not just for sporting excellence but for showing how sport can unite a nation and make history.”Interviewed on the field after the game, Springbok captain John Smit said: “It’s just sad the way it ended. It really was a ding-dong battle between two good teams.”Asked how it felt to lose a match his team had dominated so much, Smit said: “It makes it hurt that much more. We really went in at half-time saying we need to hold onto the ball and get through phases. We did that and were patient.“You know, a couple of missed opportunities, a drop kick, a try with Fourie [du Preez], a forward pass to Patty [Lambie]. We did enough to win this game, but we just weren’t accurate enough.”‘Keep the spirit alive’Matola said that South Africans living in Zealand, along with those who had made the journey to watch the World Cup, had “further enhanced our reputation for friendliness, passion and pride in our nation.“As Brand South Africa, we call upon every South African to continue to keep the pride, passion and spirit of our Rugby World Cup campaign alive.”last_img read more

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ron Grayson Burns and his family have diversified their farm and are now raising conventional and organic corn, soybeans and wheat in Union County. The Ohio Ag Net’s Ty Higgins found out more as he visited with Burns, who works at Farm Credit and his brother Austin, who works for JD Equipment, when they’re not in the field. Their dad, Ron and family friend, Steve Wiant were also at the farm running three planters to make up time in this delayed planting season.last_img read more

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Tags:#hack#Tools How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Zed Shaw yesterday unveiled Vulnarb.com, an experimental project to improve the process of responsible security vulnerability disclosure. Today, security researchers have two choices: contact the developers about a vulnerability and wait for them to fix it, or publish the vulnerability for the world to see. Both of these solutions have flaws. Users may be unaware that the products they use have vulnerabilities if it isn’t publicly disclosed, but public disclosure could make them even more vulnerable to exploitation.Shaw’s plan is to create a public repository of security vulnerabilities. The specifics of the vulnerability will be encrypted and provided only to the company or developers behind a product. The public will know what products have vulnerabilities, but not what the specific vulnerabilities are. Companies or researches can then disclose the vulnerability once it’s been fixed.“The goal is to provide a market incentive for companies to fix security holes, rather than the current situation where they can sit on them legally for years,” Shaw writes.They key to making this work is the encryption. If a researcher posts an inaccurate vulnerability, the developers will be able to decrypt the alleged vulnerability and make it public to clear their names.Here’s how it would work, according to Shaw:At the moment, the project is in its earliest stages. Shaw is looking for people to test the viability of his plan to use a company’s website’s SSL certificate as a public key. Those interested can contact Shaw through Twitter.Giving researchers tools to upload SSL public key encrypted vulnerability descriptions, which only the SSL private key holders can decrypt.Consumers then can go see which companies and products have vulnerabilities, but not actually know what those vulnerabilities are until the company fixes them.Once the company fixes their product, they can upload the decrypted files to prove they fixed it.If they don’t it’s assumed they haven’t fixed it.If the researcher lies then they’ll easily be exposed by just decrypting their lies for everyone to see.Shaw is the creator of the Mongrel and Mongrel2 Web servers and the author of Learn Python the Hard Way and the Programming, Mother F*cker manifestoPhoto credit: Circo de Invierno. Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidcenter_img klint finley Why You Love Online Quizzes Related Posts last_img read more

first_imgStep 1. Use HSL SecondaryAs Justin Odisho points out, it’s best if your talent is wearing something with a different color than the background so you’ll avoid changing their clothing too drastically (especially if you want any continuity in your film). So, create an adjustment layer, and put the clip on top of your original. Then open up the Lumetri color Panel, and then open HSL Secondary.Step 2. Capture the Right ColorTo distinguish the color you’d like to change in the scene, grab the Ink Dropper tool and drag it over to the image and pick a point (in this case, it’s a bright green tree). Since the trees are changing in color due to the different light, grab the Plus Ink Dropper and drag it over the area of leaves to capture the range of brightness in the green leaves. You can pull the sliders in or out to refine your adjustment and see exactly what color you’ve selected.Step 3. Open the Color WheelNow we’re going to change the colors, so open up the color wheel. If you want to use the tri color adjustment with Shadows, Midtones, and Highlights, you can, but Justin Plays with the one Color Wheel for this example. He recommends just playing around with the colors so you can easily decide what shade works best for your shot. Also, try not to go too saturated with your colors due to how fake the final product might look.Odisho recommends, since you’re already working with the Adjustment Layer, to just go ahead perform the basic color grading you need to while you’re already in Lumetri (thus saving you time down the road).Want to learn more about how color grading can save your shot? Check out our past coverage.Color Grading Footage in After Effects with LumetriThe Basics of Color Grading with CurvesColor, Black and White, or Hyperreal?DaVinci Resolve: Enhance Your Sky in Under Five MinutesHow to Color Grade Your Sunset Shots in Premiere Pro and After Effects Learn how you can change the color of the leaves in your footage with this easy-to-follow Adobe Premiere Pro color grading tutorial.Top image via Shutterstock.One of the most frustrating aspects of being pressed for time with a shooting schedule is the lack of wiggle room for shooting whenever you’d like. Often, you’re rushing toward a deadline with no days or hours to spare. You have to take what you can get when you can get it.However this doesn’t necessarily mean you have to settle for a shot you don’t want. Here are a few ways to alter the time or place of your shot during post-production. In this particular example, we’ll learn how to change your shot from summer to fall — all in Premiere Pro. For DaVinci Resolve users, check out our previous coverage here.Let’s get started.last_img read more

Tony Allen Ejected For Kick To Chris Paul Face

Memphis Grizzlies Tony Allen was ejected late in the first quarter against the Los Angeles Clippers Monday night after kicking Chris Paul in the face.Allen, a 2013 NBA first team defensive player, for some reason chose to stick his foot out instead of his body to stop Clippers’ point guard Paul from driving the lane. Check out the clip above to see how Allen managed to get his foot up high enough to hit Paul in the face as he moved to the basket.After the refs checked the tapes, he was charged with a Flagrant 2 foul and ejected from the game.It was clearly an accident and Allen checked on Paul after the hit. He also apologized on Twitter following the game:“1st thing 1st apologies 2 @CP3 accidental kick….. Feeling some type of way about being ejected …. so not my character !! 1st and last ejection ! That’s my word”“I accidentally kicked him in the head, but I’m pretty sure he knows it’s accidental and that isn’t my style of play,” Allen also told reporters.Though unintentional, it was still a dangerous play and could have ended a lot worse.  The NBA has not officially said whether or not Allen will be fined.Grizzlies ended up beating the Clippers at the Staples Center 106-102. read more

PNPs Washington Misicks Complete Remarks at JAGS Memorial Service

first_img Recommended for you TCI: ‘Demons JAGS conquered are resurrected’; Preacher calls the country together at Natl Hero’s Day service Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, may 29, 2017 – Providenciales – Today, on National Heroes Day, the day he officially established into law, the leader of the Opposition, Washington Misick made a series of distasteful remarks in his address at the Memorial Service for the country’s only National Hero, Rt Excellent JAGS McCartney.Below are Mr. Misick’s complete remarks:“The price of anything is the amount of life you exchange for it.” Henry David ThoreauThat my friends is why most heroes live short lives but achieve more than many who go on to live into old age and Honourable JAGS McCartney was no different – meeting his early demise just shy of his 35th birthday.As someone growing up in the sixties, just five years younger than McCartney and witnessing the unprecedented wave of decolonization: 32 countries gaining independence between 1960 and 1968, including Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados and Guyana – a combination of the civil rights and the black-power movement in the US resulting in the civil rights act in 1964 and the voting rights act in 1965 instilled a sense of racial pride and self-esteem in blacks across the world, and greatly influence the fearless courage of McCartney and others to agitate for change in the status quo from colonial rule to the attainment of self-determination.I knew JAGS; we disagreed on the means and the timetable for self-determination – a divisive argument to this day, but we were never disagreeable. JAGS had a strong conviction and an unshakeable focus on improving the future of these islands. And in this he was selfless. McCartney was a humble man who never forgot his roots, or seek out credit for things he did or did not do, as so many of us do today. He was empathetic, and compassionate, always displaying a sense of concern and kindness devoid of partisan politics.Don’t get me wrong JAGs was no saint. He was human and never hypocritical about his faults. His love of women is legendary. He was a regular guy with his share of domestic issues, but he was also a great visionary with a profound sense of purpose leaving a legacy that testify to the fact that imperfection, has never been a barrier to greatness. JAGS were about love and about cooperation and compromise and working together. The decision to introduce legislation to establish a National Heroes Day on which JAGs was inducted as our first National Hero was easy for all of those reasons.There is a lot of cheap talk these days about change, but Jags was a real change agent, a leader who refused to work in the system but choose to work on the system instead. Change – historic change and heroic change comes by working on the system. Real change is not spin without substance. It is honesty in the face of vulnerability. McCartney despite his vulnerabilities demonstrated that he could be trusted with power. May those who have inherited his baton and all of us who lead prove to be trustworthy as we remember the contribution of our first National hero.#magneticmedianews#NationalHeroesDay Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Related Items:#magneticmeidanews, #nationalheroesday TCI: 25 Years of National Hero’s Day; JAGS is still the ‘One’ Increased Police presence promised, TCI Police Commissioner statement on recent shootingslast_img read more

Darren Moore describes West Broms trashing as bizarre

first_imgWest Brom’s head coach Darren Moore has labeled the game against Derby County as “bizarre” after losing at home to a more clinical side.The Baggies’ five-game winning streak in the league at home came to an abrupt end tonight after losing to Derby County by four goals to one in front of their home fans.Darren Moore felt his side was denied what appeared to look like an obvious penalty just before the halftime marker when Dwight Gayle was trapped inside the 18-yard box.The referee turned down West Brom’s plea for a spot-kick even after replays showed Scott Malone had caught Dwight Gayle’s leg faintly in the penalty area.“I thought the changing part of the game was the incident with Dwight,” Moore said as quoted by Birmingham Mail.“Dwight wouldn’t go down like that, not when he has the chance to score. Whether it was a penalty or a free kick I’m not sure. My players stayed on it and huffed and puffed to the end”videoAshley Cole announces his retirement from football Andrew Smyth – August 18, 2019 Former Arsenal and Chelsea star Ashley Cole has confirmed his retirement from football at the age of 38.“Well done to Derby. They had some clinical finishes and ran out winners.”Albion were jittery and made too many errors at the back that their opponents capitalized on. Derby would have extended the score line but Sam Johnstone was resilient in goal.Yet Moore believed things could have turned out differently and felt his boys dominated some parts of the game.“It was a bizarre game,” he said. “Obviously they were very clinical in their finishing. The first goal they got up and there was a clinical second finish.”“I thought West Brom were in the ascendancy all the way. We had half-chances, which in recent weeks we’ve capitalised on and been devastating with our finishes. It just wasn’t to be. Call it what you want, whether it was a bizarre game or a bad day at office.”West Brom are now fourth on the Championship table with 24 points  just behind Sheffield United, Middlesbrough and Leeds United who all share 26 points but ate separated by goal difference. The Baggies will host Blackburn Rovers on the 27th of October in round 15 of Championship matches.last_img read more