Fortuna >> Throughout the last decade, Mike Benbow has become accustomed to looking across to the opponent’s sideline during each Milk Can Game and seeing the same face in a red button-down shirt and classic blue jeans.The Benbow vs. Kim Jorgensen meeting of the minds only added to what the annual Eel River rivalry game has to offer.As Benbow looks across Husky Field tonight in the 52nd annual Milk Can Game, he will see somebody else directing the rival Wildcats — first-year head coach Jeremy …
The Open Africa Initiative, a programme aimed at advancing the concept of intra-Africa economic and cultural integration – while boosting the continent’s young entrepreneurs – had a strong presence at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.The Open Africa Initiative, which was founded by the Africa50 Global Shapers in May 2017, is making strides in its quest to advocate a better future for young Africans through increased intra-Africa trade. (Image: Open Africa Initiative)The programme, which was founded by Africa50 Global Shapers in 2017, sent four representatives to Davos to participate in panel discussions on African economic integration and the benefits it would bring to Africa’s up and coming entrepreneurs.Open Africa representatives included Ghanaian social entrepreneur Foster Akugri, the youngest participant in this year’s World Economic Forum (WEF) at the age of 23; Tanzanian edutainment entrepreneur Doreen Kessy; software developer Tinashe Mashungu from Zimbabwe; and South African water engineering prodigy Shamiso Kumbirai.More than 20 African countries have lent their support to Open Africa, which has a presence in 30 African cities. It engages with several trade bodies, as well as the African Union’s Continental Free Trade Area team and Agenda 2063.Participation at Davos this year was the culmination of a grassroots project that started in September 2017. An Open Africa bus journey taken by some of the continent’s best business minds travelled to 12 Africa countries, to research the economic trends of the continent and attempt to address challenges of cross-border trade, particularly for small goods traders and young entrepreneurs.The Davos participants shared insights from the journey, particularly on key impediments to the establishment of the African Continental Free Trade Area. A key objective was to advocate for African governments to adopt the free trade area and to create an African business collaboration platform.Traditionally, the WEF gathering, which features business, political and cultural participants from around the world, aims to develop a shared global narrative to improve the state of the world. This year was no different, and the programme, initiatives and projects of the meeting were focused on creating a “shared future in a fractured world”.Open Africa used the WEF platform to give a voice to African business and to shape the future of Africa by joining the global effort in co-design, co-create and collaborate.Source: Open Africa Initiative Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. This is part of the “Hi AleX,” series — advice to AleX NetLit about enhancing her levels of network literacy through day-to-day personal and professional social networking. AleX Netlit is a fictional persona created by Network Literacy Community of Practice to serve as a guide to Military Families Service professionals, Cooperative Extension educators and others seeking to learn more about using online networks in their work.More about Alex NetLit Hi AleX,This may strike you as an odd question: What does a middle-aged Wisconsin paper-mill worker possibly have to do with your professional future?Short answer: everything.The worker’s name is Frank Kovac, and a few years ago, he did something extraordinary. From a very early age, Kovac dreamed of becoming an astrophysicist. Difficult college math courses ended this dream, but it didn’t stop him from building his own planetarium in his free time — a facility he proudly describes to his visitors as the “world’s largest rolling, mechanical globe planetarium.”In fact, the Kovac Planetarium, located in the tiny, unincorporated northern Wisconsin community of Monico, has become a popular tourist attraction.Kovac has demonstrated that in terms of knowledge empowerment, people no longer have to wait on someone else — a teacher or a mentor, for example. They can tap into the enormous generative capacity of the Web to educate themselves.Call it the Frank Kovac effect.This holds major implications for you, AleX, because in spite of all the passion and commitment you pour into your job, people no longer have to wait on you. Thanks to the enormous generative capacity of the Web, they, like Frank Kovac, have the means of empowering themselves.Granted, your passion and commitment will always be key professional assets — that’s the good news. The part you need to worry about is how you’ve been taught to conceive and deliver your products.You and millions of other professionals were trained to think about and deliver information in linear terms — through programs such as lectures, seminars, and workshops, with your students serving more or less as passive recipients of this instruction. Your work has been defined by those methods for the bulk of your career.The problem is that a growing number of people around the world no longer want to acquire knowledge this way. Thanks to the technological advances that have occurred within the last generation, they don’t have to anymore.In this respect, your methods are quickly rendering you obsolete.Yes, there is still a place for these methods. The growing numbers of people learning to empower themselves still like to enhance what they’ve learned with occasional face-to-face interactions with similar-minded people.Consequently, face-to-face interaction will always comprise a facet of your work. But make no mistake, AleX: Traditional face-to-face interaction will largely be supplanted by these emerging forms of learning.Pretty soon, you and everyone else will be challenged to think and work in ways that reflect the new, flattened information order that prevails in the 21st century.We’ve talked in the past about how acquiring networking skills will enable you to aggregate and curate vast amounts of online information for the benefit of those you serve. (I’m reluctant to use the term client because in this new information order, the people you serve are not clients in any conventional sense. They are equals — “co-learners” who are now equipped to engage in two-way dialogue with you and to collaborate on the design and distribution of your end products.)No doubt about it: Aggregating and curating information will be valuable skills in the future, but in this new information order, you will be valued even more for the role you serve in contributing to networks — virtual spaces where people can exchange information and, equally important, where ideas can meet, mate and morph into even bigger, more innovative ideas.Some Net experts and others prefer to describe these new virtual venues as ecosystems rather than networks— take your pick.The people who master skills and who see themselves as both co-learners and contributors to these networks will be the most highly valued and successful professionals of the 21st century.This is your professional charge, AleX. Good luck. This article was originally published Thursday September 6, 2012 on the Military Families Learning Network blog, a part of eXtension. Author: Jim Langcuster
Alysa Liu takes women’s title at nationals at age 13 ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes But they filled in some holes over the summer with players such as Davis and Napier, who have helped them overcome injuries, first to Caris LeVert and now Dinwiddie, who will need surgery at some point but so far was only ruled out for Friday’s game.It was tied at 60 at halftime, with the Nets getting 42 of their points from the bench to erase an 11-point deficit.“Guys are ready,” Davis said. “Theo showed that tonight. He came in, wasn’t for him in that first half we probably lose this game, so guys are ready.”Brooklyn began to take control midway through the third quarter and pulled away in the fourth.TIP-INSKnicks: G Emmanuel Mudiay will miss at least two weeks with a strained left shoulder. The Knicks said Mudiay was hurt Wednesday in their loss to Houston and his injury was confirmed by an MRI exam. … Frank Ntilikina started in Mudiay’s place and fouled out with four points in 18 minutes. … Mitchell Robinson made both shots in the first half after going 11 for 11 over his previous three games.Nets: The Nets signed Australian Mitch Creek, who had been playing with their G League team, to a 10-day contract Friday. He got into the game to take free throws for an injured Rondae Hollis-Jefferson in the fourth quarter, making one of them.SPENCER’S STATUSThe Nets are still consulting with doctors on the best course of action for Dinwiddie, who is averaging 17.2 points as one of the top reserves in the NBA this season. Coach Kenny Atkinson said it’s even possible Dinwiddie could keep playing and delay the surgery until the offseason, saying the decision would be made by doctors, Dinwiddie and his family.CHANTING FOR KANTER LATEST STORIES The Knicks’ bench was near a section of Nets fans who chanted Kanter’s name in the second straight game where he didn’t play. He acknowledged the cheers from his seat.“I heard the fans chanting, ‘We want Enes! We need Enes!’ I want to appreciate the Nets fans for cheering like that. That’s love,” Kanter said. “They pay money to come watch us and they just don’t put me out there.”UP NEXTKnicks: Host Miami on Sunday.Nets: Visit Boston on Monday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ 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 Krauss SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brooklyn Nets’ Shabazz Napier (13) keeps the ball away from New York Knicks’ Mitchell Robinson (26) and Tim Hardaway Jr. (3) during the first half of an NBA basketball game Friday, Jan. 25, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — The Nets needed someone to come in and change the game, but the guy they normally turn to wasn’t available.There were more than enough candidates left.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations View comments Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants D’Angelo Russell had just 12 points, but Brooklyn put four reserves in double figures and had a 59-33 rebounding advantage while former Knicks starting center Enes Kanter sat out again as fans chanted for him at Barclays Center.Trey Burke scored 25 points and Noah Vonleh had a career-high 22 points and 13 rebounds for the dismal Knicks, who have lost eight in a row and 21 of their last 23 games.“They just wanted it more than us,” said Knicks guard Tim Hardaway Jr., who shot 2 for 14. “They got all the 50-50 basketballs. We’ve just got to match their intensity. They came out with a purpose and we didn’t.”The Nets wrapped up the season series with the 19th victory in their last 24 games, a sizzling stretch that has brought hopes of playoff basketball to New York after both of the city’s teams missed the postseason the last three years.The Nets are 27-23, their best 50-game record since going 29-21 in 2012-13, their first season since moving from New Jersey and making their home just a few miles from the Knicks. They won only 28 games all last season.ADVERTISEMENT Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Theo Pinson, Ed Davis and Shabazz Napier carried a Nets bench that dominated the Knicks even without Spencer Dinwiddie, and Brooklyn beat New York 109-99 on Friday night for its sixth straight victory.“We were losing. We had to do something and we wanted to come in and make a spark,” Pinson said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsPinson, on a two-way contract, scored a career-high 19 points. Davis tied season highs with 17 points and 16 rebounds, and Napier added 18 points as the Nets’ reserves turned around the game even without Dinwiddie, their sixth man who has torn ligaments in his right thumb.“It’s always tough when you lose some of your guys but like I said earlier, I think everybody understands that somebody can come contribute,” Napier said. “It may not be one person. It may be three people that can contribute what Spencer’s been doing.” Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting
Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Decision 2018 FacebookTwitter KUSI Newsroom, October 23, 2018 East County Chamber announces endorsement of Proposition 6; repealing the gas tax KUSI Newsroom SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego East County Chamber of Commerce Tuesday announced its support for Proposition 6, which would repeal California’s gas tax, among a suite of endorsements for local races and state propositions.Proposition 6 would repeal the state’s 12-cent tax on unleaded fuel — which rises to 19.5 cents per gallon in 2020 — and 20-cent tax on diesel fuel. State officials say the assessments raise about $5 billion per year to fund repairs and improvements to transportation infrastructure. Former San Diego City Councilman Carl DeMaio is the chairman of the Yes on 6 campaign.“The Chamber’s vision is to provide leadership to improve business competitiveness, and these local East County candidates strongly fulfill our criteria,” said chamber CEO Eric Lund.The chamber took “yes” positions on propositions 5, 6 and 11 while urging voters to reject Proposition 10, which would repeal the Costa-Hawkins Rental Housing Act, allowing local governments to enforce rent control on any kind of rental housing. Proposition 5 would allow homebuyers older than 55 to transfer property tax assessments to a new home and Proposition 11 would allow emergency services to mandate that ambulance workers remain on-call during their meal and rest breaks.“We are supporting state propositions that would cut taxes and reduce red tape on small businesses,” Lund said. “Meanwhile, we are opposing a state proposition that would restrict personal freedoms and increase costs for taxpayers.”In addition to the group’s support of the gas tax repeal effort, the chamber endorsed nine candidates for local government seats: El Cajon mayoral candidate Bill Wells, Lemon Grove City Council candidate Jerry Jones, El Cajon City Council candidate Gary Kendrick, Santee City Council candidates Ronn Hall, Laura Koval and Rob McNelis, La Mesa City Council candidates Guy McWhirter and Bill Baber,and Helix Water District Board of Directors candidate Dan McMillan. All except Koval are incumbents.The 650-member organization represents businesses in eastern San Diego County, including the cities of El Cajon, La Mesa, Lemon Grove and Santee. Posted: October 23, 2018