Things to know: a Karlsson-Vlasic reunion on Sharks blue line seems likely

first_imgCALGARY, Alberta — Erik Karlsson will miss his sixth straight game with a lower-body injury when the Sharks take on the Calgary Flames on Thursday. When he returns, there’s a good chance he’s going to reconnect with the defensive partner that he played alongside to kick off his Sharks career in October.Pete DeBoer reiterated Thursday morning that he expects Karlsson to rejoin the Sharks lineup before the team completes its four-game trek through Western Canada in Vancouver on Monday. In other …last_img

A tribute to South Africa’s neighbours

first_imgA photographic exhibition, On the Frontline, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory reflects on the contribution – and the price they paid – from countries in Africa to helping the liberation struggle overcome apartheid. A makeshift, outdoor kitchen at the Tongogara Refugee Camp in Zimbabwe, 1989 (Image: Pieter Boersma, Nelson Mandela Foundation) Priya PitamberSouth Africa’s neighbouring countries, and others nearby, helped to bring an end to apartheid by assisting the liberation movement. A photographic exhibition, On the Frontline, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s Centre of Memory in Johannesburg, makes note of those contributions.At a time when xenophobic attacks on nationals from other African countries are fresh in mind, the contributions of the Frontline States as they were known – Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe – to South Africa is celebrated. Curated by Ingrid Sinclair and Simon Bright, the exhibition was conceptualised a year ago.The centre said these states bore the brunt of the apartheid government’s military might. Many lives were lost for those nations’ daring to protect and host anti-apartheid activists and soldiers. It is a stark contrast to the recent xenophobic attacks.Sparse but effectiveSinclair told the national weekly newspaper, the Sunday Times, that because the Mandela Centre was not big, she wanted to show how people were affected. She did not want to show the battles, dates, generals and leaders. “I chose photographs that grabbed me in one way or another and it was quite a personal thing,” she explained.It was a “story of an onslaught against whole countries that were invaded, occupied, destabilised; millions of refugees, hundreds of thousands of people killed; countries impoverished and corrupted by the destruction of vital resources, long drawn-out wars, all caused by apartheid South Africa”.High price paidThe New Yorker magazine noted that the South African government wreaked havoc on these countries for their role in the anti-apartheid movement. “Some of the images are brutal,” wrote Jeremy Harding, “an open pit of bodies at Cassinga, in Angola, where the South African Air Force bombed a Namibian refugee camp in 1978, killing six hundred people; the bullet-ridden dead in an ANC safe house in Lesotho after a South African undercover raid in 1982.” There are also images of those injured or killed in destabilisation efforts.Harding observed there were also photographs of “railways sabotaged, buses ambushed, and limbs lost to landmines” in Mozambique and Angola. “By the time South Africa pulled out of Angola, there were at least five hundred thousand dead and four million displaced from their homes. In Mozambique the figures were higher.”But there are also lighter moments on display at the exhibition. Harding said one of his own photos, from Angola in 1988, showed soldiers playing around a captured South African tank. Another image, taken by Joel Chiziane, showed a smiling Mozambican man holding a fully grown pumpkin. “He holds an enormous squash plant, outclassed only by the glory of his smile,” wrote Harding. “It’s safe, at last, to work on the land.” It was taken at the end of a 15-year war.On the Frontline-New exhibition remembers cost carried in fighting for South Africas freedom— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) April 27, 2015Conversation on xenophobiaThe Centre of Memory also hosted a day-long dialogue on xenophobia when it launched the exhibition. Graça Machel, Mandela’s wife, spoke at the event: “Our leadership has betrayed the dream – all of them. They betrayed the dream, they are not showing us the leadership.”She asked how the dream could be rebuilt to create another Frontline and urged everyone to take responsibility for what had happened and to understand that those committing acts of xenophobic violence were “people who are struggling for survival themselves. They have been pushed to the limit.”Max Sisulu, the son of the late anti-apartheid veterans Walter and Albertina Sisulu, recalled how he found a home away from home in every part of Southern Africa after he went into exile alongside his mother. The exhibition was a fitting tribute to those who “gave me accommodation, they gave me space, they gave me warmth and friendship”.See it yourselfThe exhibition will be at the Nelson Mandela Foundation Centre of Memory in Johannesburg until mid-July.‘On the Frontline’ photographic exhibition launches at the #NelsonMandela Foundation— NelsonMandela (@NelsonMandela) May 8, 2015Went to opening of On the Frontline exhibition at Nelson Mandela Foundation, Joburg. Brutally frank struggle-era photos from SA’s neighbours— David Smith (@SmithInAfrica) May 7, 2015Photo exhibit “On the Frontline” celebrates southern African nations’ solidarity in antiapartheid struggle.— Peter Alegi (@futbolprof) May 8, 2015last_img read more

Exploitation? Elle Mag Hires Homeless Blogger for Pocket Change

first_imgFashion magazine Elle has hired a homeless and unemployed blogger named Brianna Karp… for $150 per month. Her new job/internship will require one hour of work per day; if she’s still living in California she’ll be making less than the state’s $8 per hour minimum wage. Is this a case of old media cynically exploiting the homeless (and bloggers) or is it a great opportunity for the young woman? It might be both.Whatever your opinion of the arrangement, it’s hard to swallow Leanne Italie’s Associated Press write-up calling it “a 21st century fairytale.” Karp writes a blog called The Girl’s Guide to Homelessness and says she’s very excited about the opportunity. It makes me feel a little nauseous.For a huge media brand that traffics in the culture of the wealthy and beautiful to win “compassion points” so cheaply seems ethically questionable. Ad sales for any pages Karp’s writing appears on would likely be very profitable. She’s put in front of the New York media circus as a poor unfortunate, in exchange for a famous magazine buying her breakfast each morning. Depending on her local laws, that rate of pay may not even be legal. The AP reports that Karp is being paid $150 per month and Karp links to the story without refutation of that key detail.On the other hand, a gig with Elle is a huge opportunity. Blogging for pay is something only a few lucky people get to do. Having worked as an executive assistant in the past, adding a current engagement at Elle Magazine to her resume will be a big boost in Karp’s search for full-time employment.Still, Cinderella 2.0 ought to be paid at least the legal minimum hourly wage in California by a famous fashion magazine, ought she not? 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Related Posts Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostingcenter_img marshall kirkpatrick A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#news#NYT#web last_img read more

35 students going to PM’s rally injured

first_imgThirty-five students on their way to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Dharamshala were injured when their bus overturned in Kangra district on Thursday, an official said.The students from a computer training centre were heading for the Dharamshala’s Police Grounds in a private bus when the accident took place in the district’s Jawala sub-division. The condition of five of the injured is said to be critical, the official said.Congress president Rahul Gandhi said he was saddened to hear the news. “I pray to God that those who are injured get relief as soon as possible,” he said on Facebook.last_img

England pace spearhead James Anderson faces prospect of 2-Test ban for ‘abusing’ India’s Ravindra Jadeja

first_imgEngland’s James Anderson celebrates after dismissing India’s Ravindra Jadeja during the first cricket test match at Trent Bridge cricket ground in Nottingham, England on July 13, 2014. ReutersEngland pace spearhead James Anderson on Tuesday faced the prospect of a ban of two to four Tests after he was charged with a level three offence for allegedly “abusing and pushing” India’s Ravindra Jadeja during the first cricket Test at Trent Bridge.Anderson has been charged under Level 3 of ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel by India team manager Sunil Dev following the alleged incident that took place on the second day of the match last Thursday.If proved guilty, Anderson will face a ban of two to four Tests or four to eight ODIs.England and Wales Cricket Board, however, denied the accusation made on Anderson and said it fully supports the paceman. The ECB said it has notified the ICC of its intention to lodge code of conduct violation charge against Jadeja.”The England and Wales Cricket Board has today reacted with surprise that the India team has made allegations against James Anderson under Level 3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for a minor incident involving Ravindra Jadeja during the first Investec Test match at Trent Bridge,” the ECB said in a statement.”In the light of this the ECB has notified the ICC of its intention to lodge code of conduct breaches against Jadeja.James Anderson categorically denies the accusations made against him and the ECB has pledged their total support for the player should he be charged by ICC,” it said.advertisementThe ICC said it will appoint a Judicial Commissioner who will hold a hearing as soon as possible before announcing a decision. The alleged offence has been reported under Article 2.3.3 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, which states: “Where the facts of the alleged incident are not adequately or clearly covered by any of the above offences, conduct that either: (a) is contrary to the spirit of the game; or (b) brings the game into disrepute”.”It is alleged that this was a continuation of a verbal altercation between Anderson and Jadeja as they were walking from the field,” the ICC said in a statement.”Level 3 charges are referred to a Judicial Commissioner for adjudication. As such, where required under Article 5.2 of the ICC Code of Conduct for Players and Player Support Personnel, the ICC will appoint a Judicial Commissioner who will hold a hearing as soon as reasonably practicable. These details will be announced in due course.”All Level 3 breaches carry a penalty of between four and eight Suspension Points. Two suspension points equates to a ban of one Test, or two ODIs, depending on which type of match is scheduled next for the suspended player,” the world body said in the statement.last_img read more

Video: Georgia Releases “A Call To Action” Video Ahead Of Spring Game

first_imgUniversity of Georgia stands during a football game.Georgia’s first-year head coach Kirby Smart is set to show off his team for the the first time in front of the home crowd Saturday afternoon at the spring game. With so much excitement surrounding the program, it’s worth taking a moment to appreciate how UGA got here. So, to make sure fans are all caught up, Georgia posted this awesome “A Call To Action” video to its official Vimeo page to highlight the Bulldogs’ short journey under Smart.Georgia’s spring game is scheduled to kick off Saturday afternoon at 4 p.m.last_img

Bombardier workers to stage rally in Toronto over Boeing dispute will walk

first_imgTORONTO – The union representing Bombardier’s production workers says employees at the company’s aerospace plant in Toronto will walk out Wednesday — a move meant to pressure Boeing to drop a trade complaint against Bombardier.Unifor national president Jerry Dias said in a statement that the rally is intended to give workers a voice during the ongoing dispute between the two companies.He said Bombardier workers “are well aware that Boeing has no case, and that workers will end up paying the price as corporations fight this out.”Boeing has filed a trade complaint accusing Bombardier of selling its C-Series passenger jets to a U.S. airline at an unfairly low price with help from government subsidies.The U.S. Department of Commerce will release the preliminary results of its investigation next week, and a finding against Bombardier could result in fines or tariffs.Last week, Dias and Boeing officials met in Washington, D.C., where Dias encouraged Boeing to drop the complaint and seek a resolution with Bombardier.Note to readers: CORRECTS name of regulatory bodieslast_img read more

Unilever agrees to buy GSK business in India

first_imgLONDON — Unilever has agreed to buy GlaxoSmithKline’s health food drinks business in India and Bangladesh, including popular Horlicks brand products, for 3.3 billion euros ($3.8 billion).The purchase expands the company’s footprint in rapidly growing emerging markets.Unilever says the deal includes the merger of its local unit with GSK Consumer Healthcare India and the purchase of GSK Bangladesh Ltd. The takeover is expected to be completed within 12 months.Nitin Paranjpe, president of Unilever’s food and refreshment unit, says the transaction will give the company brands with “leading market positions … in one of the world’s most exciting and fast-growing markets.”GSK CEO Emma Walmsley says proceeds will be used to support the group’s strategic priorities, “including investing in our pharmaceutical business.”The Associated Presslast_img read more

Womens soccer Ohio State defeats No 16 Virginia Tech on the road

OSU women’s soccer players celebrate during a game against Indiana on Sept. 26, 2014. Credit: Lantern File PhotoThe Ohio State women’s soccer team defeated No. 16 Virginia Tech, 2-1 on Thursday in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Hokies suffered their first loss of the season, and the Buckeyes improved their perfect season to 5-0-0.For much of the first half, neither team converted on shot attempts, but after 33 minutes, senior forward Lindsay Agnew received a cross-field assist from junior midfielder Nikki Walts and scored the first goal of the game, putting OSU ahead 1-0 through one half. It was Agnew’s third goal this season, making her the highest scoring Buckeye thus far.In the 58th-minute senior defender Morgan Wolcott managed to send the ball to the back of the net for a 2-0 advantage, padding OSU’s lead over the Hokies.The Hokies quickly cut the Buckeyes’ lead in half just six minutes later with a goal from senior forward Murielle Tiernan. For the final 26 minutes, the Buckeyes played an aggressive defense backed by senior goalkeeper Jillian McVicker, who made seven saves during the game propelling OSU to a top-25 victory. OSU now sets its eyes on the West Virginia Mountaineers for a match in Morgantown, West Virginia, on Sunday. read more

Blue Jackets fall to Stars 42

Blue Jackets’ interim coach Todd Richards said he was pleased with the way his team battled back in Thursday’s game against the Dallas Stars, but it wasn’t enough in the end. “The problem was, we weren’t ready from the start,” he said. The Blue Jackets got second period power-play goals from center Vinny Prospal and left-winger Rick Nash, but came up short, losing, 4-2, against the Stars, at Nationwide Arena. The Stars used left-winger Jamie Benn’s two-goal effort to hold on for the victory. Defensemen Stephane Robidas and Alex Goligoski added the other markers for the Stars. Curtis Sanford stopped 31 shots for the Blue Jackets as the team attempted to go on its first three-game winning-streak of the season. “We really wanted to get that third win in a row,” said left-winger R.J. Umberger. The scoring started just 1:35 into the game after Benn spun around in the slot and fired a shot that beat Sanford high to the glove side. Things didn’t get any easier for the Blue Jackets. Just less than three minutes later, Blue Jackets’ defenseman Marc Methot was on the receiving end of a puck to the face. Stars’ center Tomas Vincour fired a shot from the slot that, after striking Methot in the face, fell to the crease for a tap-in by Goligoski to put the Stars up, 2-0. “The first five minutes really killed us and put us in a big hole,” Umberger said. Methot did not return to the game after suffering a broken jaw, Richards said. “To get hit like that is fluky,” Richards said. Methot was not the only casualty of the game as right-winger Jared Boll left the game with a broken foot, Richards said. “It was a tough night body-wise, as far as injuries,” Richards said. After giving up an early power-play goal in the second period to the Stars, the Blue Jackets finally took some of the momentum back and responded with two power-play goals of their own. With Stars’ defenseman Sheldon Souray off for roughing later in the second period, defenseman Fedor Tyutin fired a low shot from the point that Prospal redirected into the net for the Blue Jackets’ first tally, at 8:32. Then at 12:12 during another Stars’ penalty, center Derick Brassard slid a cross-ice pass over to Nash who buried it for his 18th goal of the season. Richards called the play “textbook” and said it was what the team worked on in practice. Nash said the power play was “definitely positive” and the team could take that away from the game. The Blue Jackets added sustained pressure in the third, but were not able to find the back of the net again. “It was tough in the third,” Nash said. Benn added an empty-net goal with less than 10 seconds to go to seal the victory for the Stars. Nash, despite complimenting the Stars’ execution in the third period, felt it was still up to his team to tie the game. “It was good play by them, but we’ve got to find a way to get chances in the third,” Nash said. Nash was still optimistic about the team’s play. “We’re giving ourselves a chance to win and it seems like we’re following our system a lot better,” he said. Umberger agreed that the team just needs to persevere. “We gotta keep fighting, keep playing hard,” he said. The Blue Jackets travel to Minnesota Saturday to take on the Wild at 8 p.m. for the final time this season. read more