Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A former Bellport High School teacher and coach has been acquitted of having sex with a female student but was convicted of a lesser charge of child endangerment following a two-week-long trial.A Suffolk County jury found Jonathon Elsalam not guilty of third-degree rape and criminal sexual act but found him guilty of endangering the welfare of a child.Prosecutors had alleged that the 28-year-old had sexual relations with a girl younger than 17 between December 2011 and May 2012.The South Country Central School District removed Elsalam from his classroom and coaching duties in October of 2012.Elsalam faces up to one year in jail when he is sentenced May 9.
The former selector of the national team of B&H Blaž Slišković will most probably become the new selector of the North Korea’s national team.Slišković revealed that he is waiting for his airplane ticket for Pyongyang where he should sign the contract.The famous Bosnian footballer should have sign this contract even earlier but it didn’t happen because one of the generals got sick so Baka still doesn’t know if he will take over the team or not. (Source: Sport Centar)
By Natalie Wong | Bloomberg NewsSteph Curry disrupted basketball by making seemingly impossible three-point shots look routine. Now the Golden State Warriors guard is looking for disrupters in business as he scouts out new investments off the court.His latest bet is Canadian travel startup SnapTravel, which helps users make hotel bookings through messenger platforms like WhatsApp. Curry and Telstra Ventures, the investment arm of Australian telecom giant Telstra Corp., were among a group that …
The Red Location Museum of the People’s Struggle in New Brighton, Port Elizabeth – winner of three international awards – was designed to be both a monument to South Africa’s struggle against apartheid and an integral part of community life in a township that acted as a crucible for the struggle.The museum is located in the Red Location shack settlement, New Brighton’s oldest neighbourhood, scene of one of the first public acts of defiance against apartheid when, in 1952, black railway workers refused to show their “passes” to enter railway property.The striking, industrial warehouse-styled complex uses space, oxidised corrugated iron, wood and steel to echo its shanty town surrounds – the Red Location shacks for resettled blacks, orginally constructed out of material recycled from defunct Anglo-Boer War concentration camps.International awardsThe museum, which opened to the public in November 2006, has won three major international awards.In June 2006 it was awarded the Royal Institute of British Architects’ inaugural Lubetkin Prize for the most outstanding work of architecture outside the UK and Europe by a member of the institute – beating stiff competition from the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa and the Terrence Donnelly Centre in Toronto.The museum project also landed the city of Port Elizabeth the 2005 World Leadership Award for architecture and civil engineering, and the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality the 2005/06 Dedalo Minosse International Prize for Commissioning a Building.“To build a museum of the apartheid era in the midst of the township that acted as a crucible for the struggle is an extraordinary achievement,” the Lubetkin Prize judges said in a statement. “The Red Location Museum brilliantly rises to the challenge, using architectural skill of the highest order to produce an unforgettable experience that is both viscerally and intellectually moving.”Part of the surrounding communityThe museum complex, designed not only as a tourist attraction but also as an integral part of the surrounding community, includes an art gallery specialising in the work of Eastern Cape artists and will also house a market, a centre for creative arts, a library and adult literacy centre and a conference centre.Hundreds of new state-subsidised low-cost houses have been built in the surrounding area.The museum integrates into the existing neighborhood of former victims of apartheid as a seamless part of their daily life. “In this way, the horror of apartheid becomes more apparent simply by its calm presence in the museum side by side with a functioning community,” says architect Jo Noero of Cape Town-based Noero Wolff Architects, who designed the complex.‘Memory boxes’The museum’s design draws on notions of memory to show both the horrors of institutionalised racism and the heroic efforts of the anti-apartheid movement in sharp relief.“All museums concern memory and history; it was therefore all the more impressive to encounter one in which particular histories and memories have evoked an extraordinarily powerful architectural idea,” the Lubetkin judges said.The concept of “memory boxes” – in which migrant workers on South Africa’s mines carried artefacts to remind them of their homes in the countryside – forms the basis for a building which is in itself one huge memory box.Designed in industrial form to incorporate the rusted corrugated iron – the Red Location – theme of the surrounding settlement, the museum houses steel containers tipped on end to make individual memory boxes, giving its curators a blank canvas in which to exhibit memories, responses and ideas.The most powerful of these piles of boxes, according to the judges, contain police files on those who were murdered, judicially or otherwise, during the struggle against apartheid. Above the boxes hang three nooses.“The building works as both metaphor and object: deliberately unglamorous, this is an architectural tour de force.”In contrast to the memory boxes, visitors to the L-shaped museum first pass through a hall of columns, designed by artists to resemble totems, honouring those who gave their lives in the struggle against apartheid.Having seen how the apartheid government used architecture and planning as tools of racism and division, Noero hopes to use architecture to heal. The museum, he says, “seeks to build new memories – ones that will not let us forget apartheid’s atrocities, and those that will allow us to begin to hope for an African renaissance.”SouthAfrica.info reporterArticle last updated: March 2007 Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo material
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Can small weeds hurt yield?Yes. Here is why:• Plants appear to know quickly whether they have enough elbow room to grow. They are healthy and strong with plenty of space, but weak and spindly when crowded. It doesn’t matter if neighbors are corn plants or weeds.• It’s especially important to control weeds early so herbicide-resistant weeds don’t get started. As young corn seedlings, their leaves and roots are not long enough to touch other plants and ‘feel’ that they don’t have elbow room. So how do they know they have too much company?• Research studies have shown that light reflected from chlorophyll of neighboring plants signals how close those plants are to them. All green plants have chloroplast cells that capture energy from sunlight to produce sugars. Stomata or leaf openings allow them to obtain carbon dioxide from the air. They give off oxygen during the day. Roots collect water, nitrogen and other nutrients. With these ingredients plants make sugars, then starches and proteins. Eventually, these products are deposited in kernels.• It doesn’t matter that many of the plants are weeds. Corn plants see them as too much competition and make decisions early which can reduce yield potential. If weeds or other corn plants are too close, plants grow taller and are spindly. They are trying to beat other plants to sunlight.• Knowing about light reflection signals and how plants react to crowded conditions, so what can you do to create an environment for maximizing yields? First, plant high enough population so there isn’t wasted space, but don’t plant so many seeds to cause excessive competition.• Early weed control is very important to reduce light reflection from weeds. If you wait to spray until plants get taller, you decrease yield potential. Corn plants already sensed competition from weeds and programmed themselves to produce smaller ears with fewer kernels. Control weeds early or pay yield penalty later!
Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Finance#Microcontent#New Media#news#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Online payment company PayPal has opened up its micropayment solution to “game developers, media publishers, or anyone interested in selling digital content on a global scale.” The solution was first announced last October when the company said that the upcoming feature would offer “a competitive fee structure for micropayments, with pricing at 5 percent plus 5 cents for purchases under $12.”Today, PayPal’s two-click micropayment solution has gone public and it has the potential to change how publishers and other online merchants interact with their customers.The major hurdle for micropayments is getting the consumer through the process with as little friction as possible. The more a consumer has to do to make a payment, the less likely they are to do so. This is PayPal’s answer to that problem.When consumers pay for online content, PayPal for digital goods allows them to pay in as little as two clicks without ever leaving a publisher’s game, news, music, video or media site. It’s the online equivalent to dropping a quarter in the slot to buy a gumball.Based on PayPal’s existing security, the service offers a faster, safer and more cost-effective way to send and receive micropayments. PayPal for digital goods still has competitive fees for micropayments pricing of 5 percent plus 5 cents for purchases under $12. This is actually lower than fees typically charged by payment processors in the DG industry. As an extra perk, publishers and merchants are paid automatically and given immediate access to their funds, every time a customer purchases digital goods.So, how could this change things? The digital publishing space is on a never ending search for a way to get readers to pay for content on an a la carte basis. According to PayPal, online magazine Autosport.com saw a 75% increase in new customers signing up with the beta version of the micropayment system. The next step, of course, is to do what’s shown in the screen shot above – get users to pay for things 25 cents at a time. mike melanson 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market
Massive Non-Desk Workforce is an Opportunity fo… Tags:#enterprise#Products UniBrows, a plugin from Browsium that enables users to use Internet Explorer 8 to view IE6-only sites, was released from beta today. The idea is to enable enterprises that require IE6 for legacy apps to be able to upgrade to newer versions of the browser. This would also provide a path to upgrade to Windows 7, which doesn’t support Internet Explorer 6. UniBrows will also support IE9 in a few weeks, according to Browsium’s Gary Schare.As we’ve reported, Internet Explorer 6 persists in many enterprises for a variety of reasons. Many organizations run third-party or in-house applications that require IE6 but are too expensive to upgrade or replace.UniBrows, which has been in beta for the past six months, gives administrators the ability to specify policies for specific sites that require IE6. IE8 will use UniBrows to load those sites with IE6’s rendering engine and legacy ActiveX components. All other sites will use IE8’s rendering engine and the current version of ActiveX. Browsium licensed several DLL files from Microsoft to accomplish this feat.Update: Schare clarifies that Browsium does not license the DLLs. “Customers download the IE6 components from Microsoft’s website using our preparation tool.”Alternative approaches include running IE6 in a virtual machine, or installing IE6 on a terminal server. The downside is that this requires licensing additional copies of Windows, or buying adequate terminal server licenses at great expense. Browsium will charge organizations with 5,000-50,000 users a $5,000 base license fee plus $5 per seat. Volume licensing agreements are available for larger organizations.Browsium is based in Redmond, WA and was founded last year. 3 Areas of Your Business that Need Tech Now klint finley Related Posts IT + Project Management: A Love Affair Cognitive Automation is the Immediate Future of…
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg has unveiled changes to member profile pages and said the movie The Social Network got “hugely basic” things wrong about the origins of the site.Zuckerberg, in an interview yesterday with the CBS show 60 Minutes, said he turned down an opportunity to sell Facebook to Yahoo! for one billion dollars four years ago and made it clear he is in no hurry to take the company public.The 26-year-old Facebook chief executive also defended his approach to the privacy of the social network’s more than 500 million users, saying “we never sell your information.””Advertisers who are using the site never get access to your information,” he said. “It’s against all of our policies for an application to ever share information with advertisers.”Now, do we get it right all the time? No!” he said. “But it’s something that we take really seriously.”The new profile pages highlight recent pictures in which a member has been “tagged” in a bar at the top of the page along with biographical information such as where a member is from, where they went to school, their relationship status and where they work.”People love photos,” Zuckerberg said. “Photos originally weren’t that big a part of the idea for Facebook, but we just found that people really like them, so we built out this functionality.”The new profile pages should be available to all of Facebook’s users by early next year, Josh Wiseman, a Facebook engineer, said in a blog post.advertisementFacebook members can highlight their most important friends on their new profile, create new groups of friends or share activities and interests such as favourite musicians and sports teams.Speaking of The Social Network, Zuckerberg said “we took the whole company to go see the movie” and “I actually thought it was pretty fun.”It’s pretty interesting to see what parts they got right and what parts they got wrong,” he said. “I think that they got every single T-shirt that they had the Mark Zuckerberg character wearing right. And they got sandals right and all that.
Lithuanian teenager Ruta Meilutyte stole the headlines in the pool at the London Olympics on Monday as she gave her country the first Olympic swimming gold in the women’s 100m breaststroke. On her international debut, the 15-year-old Meilutyte clocked 1:05.47 to touch the wall first, Xinhua reported.American Rebecca Soni, silver medallist at Beijing Games, chased her to finish second in 1:05.55. The bronze medal went to Japan’s Satomi Suzuki who posted 1:06.46.”I can’t believe it. It’s too much for me,” said Meilutyte in tears.”It was hard and difficult. At the moment I can’t speak too much. But it means a lot to me and I’m so proud,” said Meilutyte, who trains in Plymouth, Britain.She easily seized the lead after diving off the block, and never looked back to touch the end. A capacity of Lithuanian athletes, coaches and volunteers roared on the tribune for her, sharing with her the historic success.Soni was little disappointed for a silver but she said learned something along the way.It is the first-ever Olympic medal for Lithuania. Meilutyte is the sole female swimmer of her country in London together with other three male swimmers in the squad.A day before, the teenager set a European record of 1:05.21 in the women’s 100 metres breaststroke semifinal as the fastest qualifier, also her personal best.Only three swimmers have been faster than Meilutyte in history, world record holder Jessica Hardy (1:04.45), Rebecca Soni (1:04.84) and Liesel Jones (1:05.09).
Touch Football Australia is pleased to announce the Australian Youth squads who will be vying for positions in the Australian Youth teams to take on New Zealand in January, 2015. Australia and New Zealand will battle it out at Remondis Stadium, Cronulla for the prestigious Youth Trans Tasman Trophy in the Under 18’s and 20’s Boys and Girls’ divisions from Friday, 16 January to Sunday, 18 January 2015. The Australian Youth teams will be hoping to continue their impressive record over New Zealand in recent times; including their 4-0 series clean-sweep the last time both nations met in Auckland in February, 2013. TFA also wishes to congratulate the following coaches on their appointments for the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series:18’s Boys – Dave Nolan 18’s Girls – Craig Morrow 20’s Boys – Phil Gyemore 20’s Girls – Justin Creighton TFA wishes to congratulate the following players who have been named in the Australian squads in the lead up to the 2015 Youth Trans Tasman Series. Australian 18’s Girls squad Rae BarkerLucy BottenChloe CheneyShenae CiesiolkaTayla CliffordMadison CroweRachelle DavisNakia Davis-WelshKasey DragisicDominique du ToitLaura GleesonLily GoodchildMia JohnstoneStephanie MaioloTaylor MasonJemma Mi MiZara NicholasAbbey PapenhuyzenGeorgina RackemannStephanie ReidShannon RoseMackenzie SadlerEmma SykesBailey ToleafoaLaura WaldieAustralian 18’s Boys squadTjadyn AshbyTristan BroadbridgeJustin CridlandJarrod CrookMatthew EganCoen FieldingJake GrechCampbell LovellIvan LynchJackson MillsFelix MoliDamon MooreJayden NgamanuRyan PapenhuyzenKalyn PongaCallum PurdonDavid RichardsCorey RussellJordan SarmentoAndrew SearleKai SimbolonRegan WalshChristopher WilliamsMatthew WilsonThomas WongAustralian 20’s Girls SquadDanielle DavisHannah DyballMaddison FisherStephanie JamesAshleigh KearneyJordan LovejoyYasmin MeakesCaitlin MoranPaige ParkerLaura PeattieAshleigh QuinlanSamantha RodgersTayla RosinBrea SingmanTanisha StantonKatherine StevensMaddison StuddonKimberley Sue SeeTamika UptonAustralian 20’s BoysJames BaartzMichael BeattyCameron BogaSam CarmodyMatthew ClunePaddy CoelhoMichael FallonCormac HochLachlan HochJonathon HuskinsJed IbbotsonJeremy KingTom KronkJayden LoveTheo MajidLewis McAlisterRob McCarthyGrant McDonaldRohan MesserJosh RozairoCiaran TonerJames Western Related Filesaustralian_youth_squads_announcement-pdfRelated Links2015 YTT Squads