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first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Business & Industry contact sheet (1.8MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker adjusts a machine which extrudes plastic and rubber components.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker trims a plastic component.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here a worker operates a machine which extrudes rubber car mats.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. Here car headrests are being sewn together.Photo: Rodger Bosch,MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. The car headrests will be filled with expanding foam that gives them their shape.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. The car headrests will be filled with expanding foam that gives them their shape.Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image EEastern Cape province: Acoustex, a company based at the Coega Industrial Development Zone, makes sound-dampening components for cars. A sheet of laminated carpeting material is heated up, then put into a press, which compresses and shapes it to the shape of the floor of the car into which it will be fitted. Photo: Rodger BoschMediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res imageBUSINESS AND INDUSTRY 15: {loadposition business}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at [email protected]last_img read more

Crumbs: the award-winning African sci-fi film now available to watch online

first_imgThe Ethiopian post-apocalyptic sci-fi film Crumbs, which has earned a cult film status among critics and movie-lovers around the world, has finally been released online. (Photo: Crumbs Facebook)CD AndersonBypassing the traditional route of commercial theatre and DVD releases, the acclaimed Afrocentric sci-fi film, Crumbs is now available to watch online on Vimeo, following two years of building its reputation on the international film festival circuit as one of the most innovative and entertaining independent films in the last two years.Watch the Crumbs trailerDirected by Spanish-born, Addis Adaba-based filmmaker Miguel Llansó, Crumbs blends an apocalyptic science fiction narrative with a touching love story, incorporating visual elements of Afro-futurism, surreal Romanticism with Western pop culture touchstones.Ethiopian Post-Apocalyptic Sci-Fi Film ‘Crumbs’ Now Available for Streaming Worldwide https://t.co/axlIXGgEAZ pic.twitter.com/iHYbt5nvOg— Okayafrica (@okayafrica) November 17, 2016The film tells the story of Gagano (Daniel Tadesse) and Birdy (Selam Tesfaye) and their journey of exploration (both physical and metaphorical) deep into a dystopian wasteland. Along the way, the pair tackle witchcraft, aliens, Nazis and, most bizarrely, Santa Claus, all building towards an epic confrontation between forces of good and evil.Tonight, 13th! Ethiopian Sci-Fi post-apocalyptic film “CRUMBS” in COPENHAGEN!https://t.co/0v2azwDyaf pic.twitter.com/Jyd6cNrznp— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) July 13, 2016The 70 minute low-budget production, completed in 2015, earned a Nightfall Jury mention at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the New Flesh Award for Best First Feature Film at Montreal’s annual Fantasia International Film Festival. The film has been shown at various festivals across Europe, Africa and the US.The New York Times called the film “stunningly shot” and admired the film’s lo-fi charm and quirky humour. Highlighting the film’s outlandish and imaginative style, the Hollywood Reporter compared Crumbs to films such as District 9 and ET, saying it was a film that does more with its meagre resources (a budget less than US$250,000) than most Hollywood blockbusters could do with multi-million dollar budgets.Ethiopian sci-fi film #crumbs tonight and tomorrow @FilmhuisCavia in Amsterdam. Event here: https://t.co/wvTrF0uycS pic.twitter.com/Krn3uViKOS— Lanzadera Films (@LanzaderaFilms) March 31, 2016Its growing reputation amongst sci-fi geeks and cult movie fans, thanks in part to an engaging organic social media campaign by producers, has built up considerable word-of-mouth buzz around the film, to the point where the time is right to give Crumbs a wider release using the power of the internet.Crumbs is now available to stream and download for less than US$10 on the Vimeo website. For something more permanent, fans can also order the film on DVD featuring behind the scenes action as well as two additional short films by director Llansó.Watch the opening scene of Crumbs below:Source: OkayAfricalast_img read more

Phoenix, SMBeer seek key victories

first_imgUS judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes And two teams in particular want to enter that rest period carrying some winning feeling. But it’s not going to be easy.Phoenix Pulse looks for a sixth straight victory while defending champion San Miguel Beer tries to keep its slate above .500 when the two teams clash against separate opponents Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesThe Fuel Masters begin feeling out the tougher part of their schedule when they tangle with Rain or Shine, the team nipping at their heels, at 4:30 p.m., and coach Louie Alas is hoping that the Painters will come in weary after having to fend off NorthPort late Friday night.“We’re now in the phase where were are taking on the elite teams,” Alas said shortly after fending off NLEX, 83-82, on Friday. “We’re going to start with Rain or Shine. Good thing, they’re also coming off back-to-back games.” The Beermen battle the Magnolia Hotshots in the second game.Meanwhile, Kevin Ferrer helped key an early breakaway and Scottie Thompson made it a homecoming to remember as Barangay Ginebra routed Blackwater, 85-67, in a Petron Saturday Special in Digos City, Davao del Sur.Thompson had 16 points, 11 rebounds and six assists to anchor Ginebra’s charge. The Kings were never in trouble after taking a 44-28 lead at the half, with Ferrer pumping in half of his 14 points early to grease the hot start.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte LATEST STORIES Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusationscenter_img Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The Painters, who labored to a come-from-behind 107-100 victory over the Batang Pier, are just half a game behind the Fuel Masters and can overtake their foes for the tournament lead with a victory.The Beermen, meanwhile, are already computing possibilities after squaring their win-loss record to 3-3.“Mathematically, we still have a chance,” said coach Leo Austria said on San Miguel Beer’s chances of grabbing a playoff incentive.The champion coach added that the team is breathing a little bit easier right now after a dominant showing against Blackwater erased the bitter taste of back-to-back losses.“We all know our team has an abundance o talent,” he said. “But talent is useless if there’s no effort.”ADVERTISEMENT Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Cramming Blatche says he has time to grasp Guiao’s system Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The PBA Philippine Cup is about to plunge into a long conference break to give the national team time to prepare for crucial Fiba World Cup qualifying matches.ADVERTISEMENT View comments PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausslast_img read more

14 days agoReal Madrid goalkeeper Courtois blasts media: Lies and nonsense

first_imgReal Madrid goalkeeper Courtois blasts media: Lies and nonsenseby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveReal Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has hit out at reports he’s suffering from ‘anxiety attacks’.Reports has circulated that the goalkeeper had to be taken off during half time of Real Madrid’s Champions League match against Club Brugge due to anxiety, something the club and now player vehemently denied.”I know what it means to be an elite player,” Courtois said. “I’m very happy and I don’t have anxiety problems.”Responsibility from the media is required to not publish lies and nonsense about things like that because at the end of the day, there are people who really suffer from those problems.”I think it’s disrespectful to the player and to the people who are really suffering.”I am happy and training hard and want to give the Real Madrid fans joy.”The people at the [Estadio] Santiago Bernabeu are always a critical audience, we [Real Madrid players] know that, and we will do everything so that they break out in applause.”After the match against Club Brugge, Real Madrid released a statement indicating he had acute gastroenteritis with dehydration and electrolyte imbalance.”I feel good now,” Courtois explained. “It was a strong bout of flu, and not pleasant at all.”Now I have recovered and was able to train almost all of Monday and Tuesday with the team, and did the entire session on Wednesday.”I feel strong again, and had lost a few kilos too.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Smoking can trigger severe pain in legs

first_imgResearchers have found a strong link between smoking and peripheral artery disease – a circulatory condition in which narrowed blood vessels reduce blood flow to the limbs – and this elevated risk can persist up to 30 years after quitting smoking. A recently published study also found that the link between smoking and peripheral artery disease was even stronger than that for coronary heart disease and stroke. “The study suggests that campaigns about smoking’s health risks should emphasize the elevated risk of peripheral artery disease, not just coronary heart disease and stroke,” said senior study author. Also Read – An income drop can harm brainThe study found that compared with never-smokers, those who smoked for more than 40 pack-years had roughly four times more risk for peripheral artery disease, versus 2.1 times and 1.8 times more risk for coronary heart disease and stroke, respectively. A pack-year is a parameter of smoking – 10 pack-years can mean one pack per day for 10 years or two packs per day for five years or some other combination. Similarly, participants who reported currently smoking more than a pack per day had a relative increased risk – 5.4 times more for peripheral artery disease versus 2.4 for coronary heart disease and 1.9 for stroke – compared to those who had never smoked. Also Read – Shallu Jindal honoured with Mahatma AwardPeripheral artery disease features the atherosclerotic build-up of cholesterol-laden deposits in arteries serving the legs. The reduction of blood flow leads to limb pain, poor wound healing, and other signs and symptoms. The effect of smoking on peripheral artery disease risk was not just stronger; it was also longer-lasting. Only after 30 years of smoking cessation did the peripheral artery disease risk for former smokers return to the baseline level seen in never-smokers. By comparison, coronary heart disease risk took about 20 years to return to baseline after smoking cessation. The good news is that quitting smoking appeared to bring a meaningful drop in peripheral artery disease risk fairly quickly. “We observed a lower risk for peripheral artery disease, coronary heart disease, and stroke within five years of smoking cessation,” says Ning Ding, a data analyst and author of the study. “Smoking almost always starts in adolescence or early adulthood, and it’s very important that young people understand how long the elevated health risk persists even after they’ve quit,” the researchers noted.last_img read more

Lawyer Takeitorleaveit offer is a complete breach of faith

first_imgAPTN National NewsSources say the federal government is planning to end all outstanding specific land claims with a ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer that must be accepted by October 16th, 2011.Lawyer Alan Pratt joins APTN National News anchor Michael Hutchinson from Montreal to discuss the specific claims process, and how First Nations and claims professionals are reacting to the government’s plans.last_img

How The World Cup Semifinalists Match Up

Source: Football Whispers Argentina0.233.930.69 Australia0.003.730.31 Morocco0.303.951.22 TeamOpponent’s passes per possessionRank TeamOpponent’s passes per possessionRank England is striking gold from the set pieceTeams with the best rate per 90 minutes of shots from set pieces (corner kicks and free kicks) in the World Cup France3.636 teamGOALSSHOTSSHOTS ON GOAL Switzerland0.233.670.46 Source: Football Whispers How England and Croatia match up stylisticallyNumber of per-possession passes (for and against) and where that ranks among World Cup teams Germany0.304.231.51 Croatia3.194 TeamPasses per possessionrank Croatia, which takes on England in the other semifinal, had just a 3 percent pre-tournament chance of winning the tournament and an SPI of 80.4, according to FiveThirtyEight’s predictions. The team is now at 18 percent with an SPI of 82.0, which reiterates the impressive run it’s been on, despite having to ride its luck in two consecutive penalty shootouts. Gareth Southgate’s young England squad, up to 85.2 in SPI, has fulfilled its pre-tournament dark horse expectations, taking advantage of a relatively easy draw to increase the chances of it finally “coming home.”The brutal truth of knockout soccer, though, is that team strength counts for only so much; just ask Spain and Brazil, which went out to Russia and Belgium, respectively. Soccer is a random game, and this is exacerbated in situations where one win carries such importance.Tactics also play a big part. Belgium was lucky in its 2-1 win over Brazil, to the extent that the South Americans had 3.01 expected goals to Belgium’s 0.52. But Roberto Martinez set his side up in a way that was designed to exploit Brazil’s limited weaknesses. Romelu Lukaku — normally the team’s central striker, with four goals already this World Cup — was moved out to the right wing to exploit the space behind Brazil’s marauding left back, Marcelo. Kevin De Bruyne, whom Martinez had underused in a deep midfield role, was shifted to the “false nine” position — in which an attacking midfielder plays nominally as a striker but drops deeper than typical to receive the ball — so that he could receive the ball behind the Brazilian midfielders and launch counterattacks quickly. The Red Devils may have ridden their luck, but they had a plan.In the two semifinals, the stylistic clashes should make for an entertaining spectacle.Belgium vs. France: divergent defendingBelgium and France are both comfortable teams on the ball. They both average more than four passes per possession, according to soccer media and technology company Football Whispers, putting them both in the top third of teams at this World Cup. The Red Devils tend to be slightly more patient, holding the ball for about 1.5 seconds more when they get it than France does, and they switch play from side to side more, with possessions that are wider (in terms of the distance between how far right and left they go) by about 3 yards. England4.3621 TeamPasses per possessionRank Uruguay0.924.601.84 The World Cup in Russia has become one of European dominance. The four teams that remain all hail from the continent: France, Belgium, England and Croatia will be battling in the semifinals Tuesday and Wednesday for a shot at glory in the final Sunday in Moscow. In this World Cup of Upsets, the French are the only consistently successful team left. Croatia and Belgium have never reached the final, while England’s only appearance was in 1966.The first semifinal, France vs. Belgium, features the two strongest teams remaining in the competition, each with a Soccer Power Index rating of 87.5, according to FiveThirtyEight’s model. Belgium’s rating has improved steadily from before the tournament began, when it stood at 85.4, to after the dramatic quarterfinal win against Brazil, the tournament favorite. France, meanwhile, has strolled to the semifinals relatively easily, apart from a dramatic 4-3 victory against Argentina in the round of 16. While Les Bleus’ World Cup average of 1.12 expected goals per 90 minutes is the worst of the remaining teams, according to ESPN’s Stats & Information Group, their 0.67 expected goals conceded per 90 leads the semifinalists and is fourth best in the tournament: Belgium4.689 Spain0.645.341.07 When they don’t have the ball, the two teams behave very differently. Belgium is much more willing to press high up the pitch, taking risks and committing men in the hope of a valuable turnover: They’ve regained the ball in their attacking third 5.2 times per game compared with France’s 2.6, while their possessions start an average of 48.92 yards from their own goal, compared with France’s 47.28 yards.The downside to this sort of pressing, though, is that if the initial Belgian press is broken, its opposition can keep the ball under a lot less pressure and start to probe in attack. Belgium’s opponents have the ball for 2.61 seconds longer on average than France’s opponents do. Belgium’s opponents average well over four passes per possession, whereas Didier Deschamps’ side allows opponents just 3.63 passes, the sixth lowest of all teams in Russia.Martinez will need a characteristically proactive game plan to avoid allowing France the room to counter that Argentina did — speedster Kylian Mbappe needs no second invitation. Martinez will also have to find a replacement for Thomas Meunier — his first choice to play right wing-back, who is suspended for receiving his second yellow card against Brazil — in a squad thin on full-backs. Deschamps will probably avoid tinkering, hoping that his balanced side will frustrate Belgium while relying on individual talent in attack.England vs. Croatia: intense pressing and set playsDespite being blessed with arguably the most talented midfield in the competition, Croatia doesn’t dawdle when it gets on the ball, moving it to the attackers quickly: Croatia has had the fewest passes per possession of the four teams remaining. England, conversely, has had the most. Some of this is because of the quality of opposition each side has faced, but it’s also a fair reflection of their respective directness: Gareth Southgate’s men hold the ball for more than 3 seconds longer when they get it, often using possession as a defensive tactic. England0.865.711.73 From Set Pieces (Per 90 Minutes) How France and Belgium match up stylisticallyNumber of per-possession passes (for and against) and where that ranks among World Cup teams Source: ESPN Stats & Information Group England4.846 Portugal0.693.880.69 Belgium4.3822 Croatia3.8916 Off the ball, both teams implement an aggressive press — but in subtly different ways. England looks to stunt its opposition’s attacks, allowing it to cycle the ball in its own half but not advance much: The Three Lions regain the ball, on average, 54.81 yards away from their own goal, the second highest distance of any team in Russia this summer, but they allow their opponents well more than four passes per possession. Zlatko Dalic’s team, on the other hand, regains the ball in the attacking third just 1.8 times per game compared with England’s 5.6, but Croatia allows its opposition only a little more than three passes per possession, the lowest of any side remaining. In other words, it’s easy to pass into Croatia’s half but difficult to do anything once you get there.The stylistic factor most likely to influence this semifinal matchup, though, is England’s skill when it comes to set plays (corners and free kicks). Southgate has spoken about his focus on them as an opportunity for England to gain an advantage over opponents, with this strategy bearing fruit: England has scored five goals from them already, nearly half of of its total so far. France4.2212 Brazil0.184.231.10 Croatia has conceded only one goal from a set play — Russia’s equalizer in extra time of the quarterfinals. But it has conceded 22 shots from them so far, which is tied for the most in the tournament. This suggests that some luck has been involved — Russia, for instance, gave up the same number of shots from set pieces as Croatia did, but five of those shots resulted in goals against.The game will probably be tense and closed off, with England’s willingness to patiently pass the ball in its own half combined with Croatia’s indifference to pressing high resulting in an overall lack of openness. The beauty of high-stakes knockout stage soccer, though, is that one goal can change everything.Check out our latest World Cup predictions. read more

Buckeye bound Top quarterback recruit Braxton Miller commits to OSU

Ohio State landed what some may consider its best recruit in recent memory.Braxton Miller, the No. 2-ranked quarterback in the country, chose OSU Thursday out of a group of the NCAA’s top football programs that were all hoping to add him to their squad next year.Unlike current starter Terrelle Pryor, Miller was recruited not for his athleticism, but his pure talent at the quarterback position. Miller has made a name for himself in the passing game during his career at Wayne High School in Huber Heights, Ohio.According to Kevin Noon of BuckeyeGrove.com, coming out of a larger school like Wayne should better prepare him for his career at OSU.“He comes out of a strong program and that will give him somewhat of an advantage when he gets to the collegiate level,” Noon said. “Sometimes you have players who come out of systems that are not geared toward the next level, but that is not the case with Miller.”The junior stands at 6-foot-1, 185 pounds, but what he lacks in size, he has made up for on the field.Landing the state’s top quarterback will hopefully lead to a domino-effect for the Buckeyes, bringing in other solid wide receivers and players for the 2011 recruiting class.The next target for OSU will likely be Springfield linebacker Trey DePriest, a familiar face for Miller.“They have been friends for a long time and despite playing at different high schools, the lure of playing at the same college could play a factor in DePriest’s decision,” Noon said.With a commitment from Miller, OSU fans will be able to breathe a sigh of relief for the future of their team when Pryor is no longer a Buckeye. read more

Wenger criticises Premier Leagues VAR decision

first_imgArsenal manager Arsene Wenger believes that the Premier League has made the wrong decision to not introduce the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for next seasonThe Frenchman revealed his opinion on the decision after Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was denied a potential goal in Arsenal’s 2-1 defeat to Newcastle, when the ball hit the hand of defender Jamaal Lascelles.“We are behind the rest of the world,” said Wenger, according to BBC.“The Premier League has again decided not to go for VAR and I believe that is a very, very bad decision.”The coach feels that VAR could have had a big impact on some of the big games this season and fears that the Premier League is falling behind the other leagues in failing to introduce the technology.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Every big game this season has been decided by mistakes that could have been avoided with VAR.” said the 68 year-old.“The Premier League has been created by people who had a progressive mind and wanted to be in front of the rest in Europe. It worked,”“The young generation is used to [VAR] and worldwide, they might move away from us because they see that in other countries they do it.”The decision to delay the introduction of VAR was made in a recent meeting between shareholders of the Premier League with the majority of the 20 club members present voting against the system.last_img read more

Don Goodman questions Spurs decision not to sign any player

first_imgTottenham was the only Premier League club not to sign any players during the summer transfer windowAccording to Don Goodman, one of England’s longest playing footballers, the fact that Tottenham Hotspur did not sign any players is “remarkable.”“The fact that Spurs have no signings, I find quite remarkable really because they are now in the business of trying to win trophies,” he told Sky Sports News on Thursday night.Jose Mourinho is sold on Lampard succeeding at Chelsea Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho wanted to give his two cents on Frank Lampard’s odds as the new Chelsea FC manager, he thinks he will succeed.There really…“Now they have made massive strides over the last four or five season, but they are still trophyless. They have seen every single team in and around them buy players,” he added.“And so it adds a bit of pressure as it is almost an arrogant attitude saying, almost, that ‘We are alright.’”Tottenham Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino already defended himself and his club, saying he doesn’t need new signings.last_img read more