Bulls present trophy to sponsors

first_imgRed Bluff >> The Red Bluff Bulls baseball team paid tribute to its sponsoring organization, American Legion Post 167, prior to Friday evening’s match up against the Chico Suns Red team.The 16U team won the All World Father’s Day Classic in Elk Grove over the weekend and Friday Nolan Stacy presented the trophy from the tournament to Legionnaire Joe Gomez.Gomez was joined by Legionnaires Doug England and Bill Peterson and the trio presented the colors prior to the national anthem being played.E …last_img

South African local elections date set

first_img12 April 2016The next local government elections will take place on 3 August 2016.The minister of co-operative governance and traditional affairs would follow the necessary legal procedure to proclaim the date and fulfil other requirements needed, the Presidency said yesterday in announcing the date.All South Africans who are eligible to vote, in particular young people over the age of 18 who will vote for the first time, are urged to register on the voters’ roll during the voter registration weekend.People can still go to their local Electoral Commission office to register and check their details on the voters’ roll. Click here to find an office near you. Voter registration will close when the date of the election is officially published in the Government Gazette.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_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

Temperature and Harvest Both Heat Up in Ohio Crop Progress

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A warm week, where temperatures averaged 11 degrees above normal, helped push harvest last week according to Cheryl Turner, State Statistician, USDA, NASS, Ohio Field Office. There were 4.4 days suitable for fieldwork in Ohio during the week ending October 7. The warm temperatures allowed farmers to keep corn harvest ahead of the 5 year average. Phenomenal progress was made in harvesting soybeans last week; fifteen percent of the crop was harvested. Even with this tremendous progress, soybean harvest lagged the 5 year average. Winter wheat emergence was good and hay producers were cutting and baling as fields allowed. Other fieldwork included hauling and spreading manure, cover crop seeding, fertilizer applications, and fall tillage. The average moisture content of corn harvested last week was 19 percent and the average for soybeans was 13 percent.Click here to see the latest report.last_img read more