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Video: Cape Town Film Studios

first_imgThe R500-million-plus Cape Town Film Studios project aims to change the face of African film making by providing world-class facilities for big-budget productions to take place at Africa’s favourite film location all year round. Take a tour of the site with project CEO Nico Dekker.Click arrow to play video.Posted on SouthAfrica.info on 27 July 2009.last_img

Cheaper water test to improve lives

first_imgThe kit, which was modified by doctoral student Catherine Luyt (pictured), will make water testing possible in rural and remote areas where there are no certified laboratories.(Image: Rhodes University)MEDIA CONTACTS • Catherine Luyt Rhodes UniversityCadine PillayA home kit to test the microbial quality of tap water has been invented in a laboratory at Rhodes University, in Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, costing exactly R5 (US$0.56) to make.The kit, which was modified by doctoral student Catherine Luyt, will make water testing possible in rural and remote areas where there are no certified laboratories.Affordable water testingThe home kit is made up in a small container and consists of basic school science laboratory chemicals and everyday household items such as dishwashing liquid, tinfoil and chemicals including phosphates, sulphates and amino acids.The project was originally started by Dr Roman Tandlich, a senior lecturer in Rhodes’ pharmacy faculty.“South Africa has a need for water quality testing in rural areas where no laboratories are available, thus [there is] no equipment or incubators,” Tandlich says. “The development of a low-cost, on-site test is required as South Africa does not have financial resources to waste.”Weekly laboratory tests can run into thousands of rand or more, depending on how many tests are done. Moreover, transportation of samples to laboratories from rural areas is potentially costly and often difficult.With the home kit, anyone can conduct their own basic testing at home and local municipalities do not need to employ experts to identify problem areas, as the test can be used by people with minimal education and minimal training.“The advantage of the modified kit is that for the first time, this cheap tool has the sensitivity of the government standard methods for microbial water quality,” says Tandlich.Easy to useThe method of testing the water with the kit is very straightforward. Tap water is poured into a container with the test concoction; if the water contains bacteria it will turn black within three days. The test will not, however, show which specific bacteria are in the water, but it will alert the local authorities to test the tap water in affected areas, isolate supply line breaks, and measure the spread of the contamination.Luyt added extra chemicals to the test to increase its selectivity and decrease the false positive results. “False positive results occur when something other than the intended bacteria causes the test to become positive. Thus it is positive when there is no risk,” she explains.“However, it should be noted that if the test is positive more expensive and sophisticated tests are required to confirm the results before any alarm is sounded about water being unsafe … Basically, it is an excellent warning system of potential contamination in tap water.”Improving water qualityLuyt also piloted student tests in Grahamstown. For years, the water in the academic town has been under scrutiny amid growing health concerns, and students living in residences were advised not to drink the tap water.Dr Iain L’Ange, the executive director of infrastructure, operations and finance at Rhodes, warned students last year after floods in Grahamstown that tap water should not be used for drinking without taking additional precautions.“There is work being done to produce the home kit for sale,” says Luyt. “It would still be very cheap and affordable as the ingredients are not very expensive and the whole aim is to make it affordable.”She explains that the next step will be to develop a water monitoring group and get the municipality involved. “The municipality was approached at the beginning of the project but was not keen to get involved … However, the municipal staff has subsequently change and we are hoping that they may be amenable to getting involved.”last_img read more

Report: Peterborough 1 Leicester 5

first_imgPeterborough United 1 Leicester City 5: Iheanacho and debutant Diabate at the double Dom Farrell Last updated 1 year ago 22:36 1/27/18 KelechiIheanacho - cropped Getty Images New signing Fousseni Diabate joined Kelechi Iheanacho in netting an FA Cup brace as Leicester City thrashed Peterborough United. Kelechi Iheanacho extended his fine FA Cup record as Leicester City eased to a 5-1 victory over League One Peterborough United in round four.Iheanacho scored a brace as the Foxes overcame Fleetwood Town in round three and did likewise at London Road after debutant Fousseni Diabate opened the scoring.Former Manchester City striker Iheanacho netted his only senior hat-trick against Aston Villa in this round two years ago and his nine goals overall is more than any other player has managed since he made his January 2016 bow in the competition. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Diabate, a reported £2million signing from Ligue 2 club Gazelec Ajaccio earlier this month, also shone and cut a lovely finish across Peterborough goalkeeper Jonathan Bond in the ninth minute.Iheanacho arrowed a fine left-footed strike into the bottom-left corner despite Harvey Barnes screaming for a pass in space outside him, effectively ending the contest three minutes later. goals in  Emirates FA Cup games for @67Kelechi! #PetLei pic.twitter.com/4KGAAUMvgu— Leicester City (@LCFC) January 27, 2018The Nigeria international then doubled his tally by steering in a volley from Christian Fuchs’ sensational left-wing cross after 29 minutes.Andrew Hughes grabbed a reward for Peterborough’s spirited second-half response from a 58th-minute corner, but the waves of Leicester attacks kept coming and Diabate crowned an excellent showing by firing into the roof of the net three minutes from time after Bond saved from Demarai Gray.Wilfred Ndidi finished in similar fashion two minutes into stoppage time to complete the rout.Key Opta Stats: – Leicester have progressed from seven of their last eight FA Cup fourth-round ties against lower-league opposition, with their only defeat coming at the hands of West Brom in 2001-02. – Peterborough have failed to keep a clean sheet in any of their 32 FA Cup matches against top-flight opposition.- Andrew Hughes’ strike was the first competitive goal that Leicester have conceded in 508 minutes of action in 2018.- Kelechi Iheanacho has been directly involved in 10 goals in nine FA Cup appearances (nine goals, one assist).- Since his FA Cup debut in January 2016, Kelechi Iheanacho has scored more goals in the competition than any other player in this period (9).last_img read more

Canterbury Take New Zealand’s Second Crown

first_imgCanterbury is the second New Zealand side to take a title at this years NTL. Canterbury beat the Sydney Scorpions in a close match, taking it 8-7.The home side were the first to score, with Jason Scharenquivel touching down first. Things were back level within a minute, with Canterbury’s Jimmy Hema scoring second. Anthony Dudek, from the Scorpions, scored the third try of the match, with Canterbury’s the fourth from a beautiful cut-out ball. Scorpions scored their third, and the fifth of the match through Phil Jarrett, leaving the scores at half time 3-2, in favour of the Australians.The start of the second half was a repeat of the first, with the Scorpions Scharenquivel catching players offside to score. One minute later, Jimmy Hema scored his second. In the 10th minute, Canterbury captain Scott Grant scored, after some good sportsmanship from the Scorpions, who called a no-touch. Their sportsmanship was repaid, with Jarrett scoring his second. A minute later, Canterbury’s Corey Grant dove through to even things at 5-all. A few minutes later, Canterbury scored again, through Matt Withers, after some great work from Brendan Stewart. Mark Williams, from Canterbury, doubled their lead with a try, before it was brought back to just one touchdown after a try from the Scorpions Craig Beacroft. Brendan Stewart then scored his own try, with less than five minutes left, before Scorpions gave themselves a chance when Brad Mitchell scored with a minute and a half left on the clock.However, they could not score again, with Canterbury taking the game and the title.last_img read more

17 days agoSpurs midfielder Eriksen: Our worst time with Pochettino

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Spurs midfielder Eriksen: Our worst time with Pochettinoby Paul Vegas17 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveChristian Eriksen concedes Tottenham are going through a crisis period.Last season’s Champions League finalists have experience a disastrous few weeks.Denmark midfielder Eriksen says, “It’s the hardest period under him (manager Mauricio Pochettino). In my first season at the club it was a little up and down with the coach, but after Pochettino took over, it has almost been only success stories.”It’s a tough time for everyone. Both for people from outside and for the club.”In all clubs there is pressure when you lose. It’s on us players, too, because it’s not just the coach’s fault, since it’s us playing football.” last_img read more

Video: Here’s Footage Of The Two Llamas Evading Capture Set To Rod Bramblett’s “Kick Six” Audio Call

first_imgRunaway llamas that went viral in 2015.Two llamas, one white and one black, got loose today in Phoenix and set off a chase that lasted a half-hour. Their chase went viral, leading to some fantastic memes and funny content. Both llamas showed impressive elusiveness, and one person decided to pay tribute to their escapability. He did so by dubbing Auburn radio announcer Rod Bramblett’s famous “Kick Six” call from the 2013 Iron Bowl over footage of the llamas evading capture.Take a look, and a listen:Well-done, and it seems like the white llama at least is a higher-rated prospect than Kick-Six hero Chris Davis was.BREAKING: We now have a new no. 1 player in the @247Sports Composite! #llamas #TeamLlama pic.twitter.com/G4YYY2J27u— 247Sports (@247Sports) February 26, 2015last_img

Bell asking customers for permission to collect more personal information

first_imgTORONTO — Canada’s largest telecommunications group is getting mixed reviews for its plan to follow the lead of companies like Google and Facebook in collecting massive amounts of information about the activities and preferences of its customers.Bell Canada began asking its customers in December for permission to track everything they do with their home and mobile phones, internet, television, apps or any other services they get through Bell or its affiliates.In return, Bell says it will provide advertising and promotions that are more “tailored” to their needs and preferences.“Tailored marketing means Bell will be able to customize advertising based on participant account information and service usage patterns, similar to the ways that companies like Google and others have been doing for some time,” the company says in recent notices to customers.If given permission, Bell will collect information about its customers’ age, gender, billing addresses, and the specific tablet, television or other devices used to access Bell services.It will also collect the “number of messages sent and received, voice minutes, user data consumption and type of connectivity when downloading or streaming.”“Bell’s marketing partners will not receive the personal information of program participants; we just deliver the offers relevant to the program participants on their behalf,” the company assures customers.Teresa Scassa, who teaches law at the University of Ottawa and holds the Canada Research Chair in Information Law and Policy, says Bell has done a good job of explaining what it wants to do.But Scassa says Bell customers who opt into Bell’s new program could be giving away commercially valuable personal information with little to no compensation for increased risks to their privacy and security.“Here’s a company that’s taking every shred of personal information about me, from all kinds of activities that I engage in, and they’re monetizing it. What do I get in return? Better ads? Really? That’s it? What about better prices?”Toronto-based consultant Charlie Wilton, whose firm has advised Bell and Rogers in the past, says there’s “tonnes” of evidence that consumers are increasingly aware of how valuable their personal information can be.“I mean, in a perfect world, they would give you discounts or they would give you points or things that consumers would more tangibly want, rather than just the elimination of a pain point — which is what they’re offering right now,” Wilton says.Scassa says there are also privacy and security concerns to consider.At the macro level, Bell’s data security could be breached by hackers. At the micro level, she adds, there’s the potential for family friction if everybody starts getting ads based on one person’s activities.Ads for pornography, birth control or services for victims of abuse could trigger confrontations, for instance.“Some families are open and sharing. Others are fraught with tension and violence,” Scassa says.Wilton says a company in Bell’s position also runs the risk that customers will feel betrayed if their information is leaked or the advertising they receive is inappropriate.In the age of social media, he says, “one leak or one transgression gets amplified a million times.”For its part, Bell spokesman Nathan Gibson notes in an email that its customers aren’t required to opt into its new marketing program and they can opt out later by adjusting their instructions to the company.“Bell is responsible for delivering the advertising we believe would be most relevant to customers who opt in to the program, rather than the random online ads they would receive otherwise,” Gibson says.“Customer information is always protected, enforced by our strict privacy policy and in accordance with all Canadian privacy regulations.”A spokeswoman for the federal privacy commissioner says that it hasn’t received any complaints about Bell’s new program.However, Tobi Cohen noted that Bell withdrew and replaced its earlier Relevant Ads Program for its mobile service after the commission concluded in 2015 that dissatisfied consumers shouldn’t be required to take the initiative to opt out.“Following further consultations and discussions with our office, Bell did make improvements and relaunched the program with opt-in consent in 2016,” Cohen says.She added that the privacy commission hasn’t scrutinized the new “tailored” marketing program but added that the federal privacy law governing private-sector organizations has numerous requirements.Among other things, organizations “need to explain what risks of harm may come to the individual from the collection, use or disclosure of the various information.” Companies in this story: (TSX:BCE)David Paddon, The Canadian Presslast_img read more

Alaska Highway Cemetery Tour

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join staff and volunteers of the North Peace Museum for a guided tour of the Fort St. John Cemetary.Friday, July 26th, 2019 from 7 pm to 8 pm at the Fort St. John Cemetary on 100 Avenue. Tour is $10/person and can be paid at the cemetery gate prior to the tour. The Alaska Highway has shaped the lives of residents of the North Peace over the last 77 years. Learn about those who helped with the highway’s construction as well as entrepreneurs, lodge owners, ambulance drivers, and more.To view the FB Event page; CLICK HERElast_img

35K families in New Gurugram still do not have access to water

first_imgGurugram: Thirty-five thousand families in New Gurugram do not have access to water supply as pipelines have not been laid in these areas. Despite assurances given by the Gurugram metropolitan development authority (GMDA), the deadline is not being met due to various challenges. The families in the sectors are getting their water supply from tube wells and tankers.The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has promised to complete work on laying pipelines in the coming months, covering most of the new sectors between 58 and 115. However, the work in sectors 68-90 is still stuck due to hurdles related to land acquisition. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murderTo provide piped water to new sectors, the development authority has already augmented the capacity of Chandu Budhera water treatment plant. “We have increased the capacity of Chandu Budhera plant; the increased capacity will be used to cater to only the new sectors. We have also raised the capacity of the water boosting station in Sector 51,” said a senior official from GMDA. The official further said that GMDA has a plan to set up a boosting station in Sector 72. But it would take around two and a half years to be built. Thus, initially, the Sector 51 boosting station will be used for supplying water to the new sectors. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsOn the current status of work on laying internal pipes to connect the master pipeline with households in different sectors, GMDA officials said the new sectors from 58 to 115 have been divided into four phases –58-67, 68-80, 81-95 and 95-115. Pipes for the first phase, comprising sectors along Golf Course Road Extension, are being laid. And according to officials, the supply will start in the mid of 2019. For sectors between 81 and 95, land acquisition has been completed for laying the pipelines. But Huda is yet to allow alternative plots to landowners, which may take a few more weeks. Also, the pipelines have to cross the railway tracks, for which GMDA officials are already in talks with the railways. “They had asked us to deposit Rs 15 crore. We have already approved Rs 6 crore, which will be given to them within the next week. They will need a month to complete their process and we will need another month after that to complete the pipe laying work. This phase should start getting piped water in the next two-three months,” said the senior official from GMDA.last_img read more