Humboldt State football looking to stay perfect in 2017 this weekend against Western Oregon

first_imgArcata >> There have been trips to Monmouth that Rob Smith would probably like to forget. Just as there are ventures north, like the past two years, where Smith and the Jacks were victorious against one of their biggest rivals.They’re hoping for Tic-Tac-Toe, three wins in a row at McArthur Field.With a 2-0 start to the season and a new national ranking in its back pocket, the No. 22 Humboldt State football team heads north to one of the toughest venues in all of the Great Northwest Athletic …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

The Group Messaging App That Saved My Butt at CES

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… mike melanson At a conference of more than 130,000 people, cell phone service, Internet connectivity and even the sureness that a taxi will be available when you need it is generally in question. Trying to coordinate between multiple people, therefore, can be a rather trying experience…unless you have one little group messaging app called Beluga.Last week, amidst the insanity that is the Consumer Electronics Show (and Las Vegas on an average Thursday night) Beluga saved me and my friends from an unending and confusing game of telephone.Beluga is a simple, yet full-featured, app for both iPhone and Android smartphones, with access for any Web-enabled device through its Web interface. (If you didn’t know, we here at ReadWriteWeb like simple-yet-full-featured apps, so Beluga fits right in.) Even feature phone users can get in on the group chat fun, as the app will send messages as SMS.Beluga joins into a crowded space of SMS alternatives, but takes it one step further by giving its users the ability to create “pods” of interaction and adding extremely useful features like geolocation of a individual pod members and picture sharing. If you’re all actively chatting and choosing to share your location (notice: you have the option to turn this off or on at any point), then you can switch over to the map view at any point to see where everyone is. This is a great feature for exploring a new place with friends, yet being able to run off on your own and still find each other.Last year, all the conversation leading up to the South By Southwest conference – one of the largest yearly convergences of smartphone-owning geeks – was dominated by the battle between location-based services like Foursquare and Gowalla. This year, we expect that same conversation, but this time focused on group messaging apps. There are a couple of strong competitors (such as GroupMe), but if our experience with Beluga at CES tells us anything, our vote lies with the whale.We know, there’s likely a bunch more that do the same thing slightly differently. You tell us – what’s your favorite group messaging app, so far? Related Posts center_img Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#CES 2011#conferences#Product Reviews#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

A Google App Engine for the Enterprise

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Tags:#cloud#saas What does that mean?For one thing, It helps developers who use Agile methodologies to work faster with system administrators. It can be accessed internally like a Google App Engine. From within that internal platform, the developer can develop and launch applications while at the same time abiding by IT requirements.That serves as a platform that has use cases in a few ways. Franchises, for instance, can use it to point store managers to an application that is on the SaaSGrid. Benefits providers can create an internal network that provides members with an account page. And it works internally for business critical applications.There are alternatives to the private cloud, which still has its own relative value. But a service like SaaSGrid offers a way to have an internal platform that allows developers to iterate faster on applications while staying within the guidelines of the IT department. What are the alternatives to a private cloud? The question surfaced as I spent some time over breakfast this morning talking with Sinclair Schuller, CEO, Apprenda, which has developed what it calls a Google App Engine for the enterprise. In a sense – a private PaaS.SaaSGrid runs between an enterprise infrastructure and the application. It changes behavior for the run-time of .NET applications so it can run in a neutral environment. It provides a middleware that abstracts the issues that developers face inside the enterprise. It serves as a private PaaS environment for managing applications. In that way, it’s similar to Google App Engine. The SaaSGrid Web site states that the software is deployable on-premises or in the cloud. It stitches together Windows Server, SQL Server, and IIS instances into a single SaaS platform instance for your .NET Web and SOA applications. It has architecture qualities like multi-tenancy, scale-out and high availability. It integrates into SaaSGrid, which provide capabilities like application patching, customer provisioning, pricing management and billing/collections workflows – all manageable through point and click web portals. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… alex williamslast_img read more