HEAT ADVISORY in effect until 8:00 PM CDT Saturday for Freeborn MN and Faribault MN.

first_img…HEAT ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT SATURDAY FOR FREEBORN MN AND FARIBAULT MN…* WHAT…Heat index values up to 101. Low temperatures tonight are only expected to fall into the mid 70s, providing little relief from the heat.* WHERE…Goodhue, Steele, Faribault and Freeborn Counties.* WHEN…Until 8 PM CDT Saturday.* IMPACTS…Hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat illnesses to occur. Low temperatures tonight are only expected to fall into the mid 70s, providing little relief from the heat.PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…A Heat Advisory means that a period of hot temperatures is expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity will combine to create a situation in which heat illnesses are possible. Drink plenty of fluids…stay in an air-conditioned room…stay out of the sun…and check up on relatives and neighbors.Take extra precautions…if you work or spend time outside. When possible…reschedule strenuous activities to early morning or evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting clothing when possible and drink plenty of water.To reduce risk during outdoor work…the occupational safety and health administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an emergency…call 9 1 1.last_img read more

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Downtown Brown passes USO past Brashear

first_img In Spain the running of the bulls is popular but the Eagles found that flying over the Bulls to be most effective.Currently USO (University Prep, Sci-Tech, Obama Academy)  is considered the best in the City League and proved that against Brashear.  In a 51-6 win over the Bulls, Ronald Brown completed 28 aerials for 343 yards and 5 touchdowns last week at Cupples Stadium to improve to 4-0.  Although, Brashear fell to 1-3, the game was much closer than the score.In the first quarter 290-pound, two-way tackle Jordan Mabin was playing like a man possessed and Brashear held the Eagles scoreless in the first quarter.  However, Mabin suffered a high-ankle sprain on the final play of the quarter and the Eagles took advantage of his absence and two plays later Brown hit Nicholas Stallworth for a 65-yard touchdown and the rout was on.During his debut as USO’s quarterback, Brown completed passes for a western, Pennsylvania record 468 yards against Shenandoah Valley and he broke his own record by passing for 525 yards and seven scoring strikes in University Prep’s victory, 52-21, against Carrick.In four victories, everything is going as expected for Brown and the Eagles.  In filling the vacancy caused by Akil Young’s matriculation to college football, Brown has completed 89 of 133 passes for 1,680 yards and 23 touchdowns.  Currently, he ranks No. 1 in the City, WPIAL and State in passing.But, Brown has also honed his skills and mobility, in part to his early participation in the Homewood and Brushton Youth Football Association.“Ron has all the tools.  His strength is his arm,” said Homewood Mighty Mites coach Kedric Starkey.  “I knew he was a special back then.  In a game against Lincoln we were down by five late in the game and he asked the coaches to put the ball in his hands.  He took us 90 yards in seven straight passes to get us into the end zone.  That’s when I knew how good this kid was.”His ability enhances his wide receivers.  For example, against the Shenandoah Valley, Marcus Johnson caught five passes for 265 yards.  While team objectives come first, Brown, who is only 5-foot-9, 150-pound junior, and Johnson, a 6-foot-1, 170-pound senior, understands that winning is critical to their personal success, too.  Johnson is a potential Division I prospect.  Hampton University made an offer and Pitt, Temple, Bowling Green and Toledo has expressed some interest.  But what about “Downtown” Brown?“There’s so much talent in the City League, but they often get passed over by recruiters because of their off-the-field antics and behavior.We as a staff are committed to helping these young men carry themselves in a respectable manner while teaching a little football as well,” said former Pittsburgh Steelers and current USO’s Defensive Coach Mike Logan.  “Ronald Brown makes it easy to coach when his football IQ is on point. He understands what we are trying to do.  If he was over 6’0 he would be a top prospect!”Brown’s other touchdowns went to Clay Moorefield (7 yards), Stephon Hawthorne (44 yards) and Marcus Johnson (20 and 30 yards).  Stallworth also returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown.Quarterback Angelo Reed ran 11 yards for Brashear’s only touchdown.USO will look for win No. 4 in the City League showdown when they battle Allderdice on Oct. 4 at Cupples Stadium Follow @NewPghCourier on Twitter  https://twitter.com/NewPghCourierLike us at https://www.facebook.com/pages/New-Pittsburgh-Courier/143866755628836?ref=hlDownload our mobile app at http://www.appshopper.com/news/new-pittsburgh-courier RONALD BROWN passed for 343 yards and 5 touchdowns in leading USO over Brashear. (Photos by William McBride)last_img read more

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Get Your Arts Walk Map in Downtown Olympia

first_imgSubmitted by The City of Olympia Facebook68Tweet0Pin0 Night Spirits by Kristen Etmund graces the cover of the Arts Walk map this fall. Photo Courtesy of City of OlympiaOn Friday, October 3, from 5-10 p.m., and Saturday, October 4 from 12-5 p.m., 96 downtown businesses will open their doors to showcase the wonderfully rich and diverse resource of visual and performing arts of the South Sound Region. Arts Walk maps are NOW available at these participating locations, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW and Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave E. A digital map can be found at here.Enjoy two days of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fibers and other visual art. Take in diverse performing arts, from family theater to a variety of musical styles and dance from Ballet to Butoh, Blues to Barbershop! Check out the gastronomic arts in the Cajun Culinary Throwdown! Whatever art form moves you, chances are you’ll find it downtown during Arts Walk.For youth and families, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department sponsors a hands-on activity area with the Hands on Children’s Museum. Stop by Friday, October 3, at Washington Street and 5th Avenue between 5-9 p.m. for kid’s face painting and art making.The Arts Walk map cover this fall features the artwork Night Spirits, by Kristin Etmund. Born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, Kristen studied art and art history at The Evergreen State College, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in 2003. While at Evergreen, she had the opportunity to work with great professors and experiment with several different printmaking methods, eventually falling in love with the woodblock medium. Kristen has been creating and showing her work, often inspired by the beautiful flora and fauna of the Puget Sound, in Olympia for almost ten years.Arts Walk is sponsored by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and the Olympia Arts Commission, with support provided by Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Mixx 96 FM, and the Washington State Employees Credit Union along with participating artists and businesses.For more information, please contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation, at 360.753.8380 [email protected]last_img read more

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Are Natural Poisons Health Cures in Disguise?

first_imgThree recent stories are suggesting that natural toxins may be too much of a good thing:Snail Trail:  John Roach in National Geographic News wrote about new painkillers and drugs being developed from toxic snail venoms.  Cone snails create an array of hundreds of unique chemical compounds (see 10/22/2003 entry).Fungus Among Them:  A fungus shows promise for controlling malaria mosquitos.  It appears to be harmless to humans.  Story on Science Daily.Lockjaw Therapy:  Researchers in Barcelona are discovering that tetanus toxin has therapeutic properties in treatment for neurodegenerative disorders, according to EurekAlert.A common operational paradigm in nature appears to be control by resistance: initiator and repressor, agonist and antagonist, accelerator and brake.  Another is hormesis (see 02/12/2003 entry): i.e., that a little is good, but more is not better.  Taken together, these principles suggest that many poisons and toxins only become “evil” to our sensibilities when they get out of control.    A dynamic community of interacting organisms needs checks and balances.  These are best understood by looking at the big picture, a view called systems biology – a perspective implicit with design reasoning.  As a corollary, relationships that could have been harmonious originally may have begun to wreak havoc when out of balance.  Regardless, there may be healthy treasures to mine in things we once considered agents of suffering.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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South Africa to create 5-million new jobs

first_imgThe infrastructure development boom is set to continue creating thousands of jobs. Ministers have to devise job creation plans. The private sector is expected to create most of the required jobs. (Images: Bongani Nkosi) MEDIA CONTACTS • Themba Maseko Government spokesperson +27 12 314 2150  RELATED ARTICLES • Budget big on education, jobs • Zuma’s 2010 plan of action • One million jobs in four years • R4-billion for 4.5-million jobs • Teaching jobless how to find jobsBongani NkosiThe South African government has unveiled its plan to create 5-million jobs over the next decade and reduce unemployment by 10%.Cabinet ministers have endorsed the government’s new growth path programme, which details its employment plans. The path will prioritise job creation in the government’s economic policy, Minister in the Presidency Colins Chabane said in a statement on 26 October 2010. Chabane is responsible for monitoring and evaluation.“The new growth path is a broad framework that sets out a vision and identifies key areas where jobs can be created,” he said.The government’s target is to reduce unemployment from 25% to 15% within 10 years. Jobs are planned to be created in both the public and private sectors, but with greater focus on the latter.Statistics South Africa confirmed on 26 October that the current unemployment rate in the country is as high as 25.3%, with young people being the most affected.“The new growth path is intended to address unemployment, inequality and poverty in a strategy that is principally reliant on creating a significant increase in the number of new jobs in the economy, mainly in the private sector,” added Chabane.All departments have to draw up detailed implementation plans and submit them to the Cabinet over the next six months.Six targeted sectorsThe government has identified six sectors that could provide thousands of new jobs each year. They are infrastructure, agriculture, mining, tourism, green energy and manufacturing.Interest in the infrastructure sector is driven by the “massive expansion” of transport, energy, water, communications capacity and housing projects.“In each of these areas clear targets of the jobs potential have been developed and state agencies have now been directed to work on implementation plans,” Chabane said.It’s predicted that about 400 000 jobs will be created in the green energy sector by 2030 through the manufacturing, construction, operation and maintenance of new, environment-friendly infrastructure.“Additional jobs will be created by expanding existing public employment schemes to protect the environment, as well as in production of biofuels,” he said.The Industrial Development Corporation has been allocated R12-billion (US$1.7-billion) to stimulate growth of the green industrial economy.Chabane said the government will need to be more decisive in order for its new plan to bear fruit. “It will require the state to be more effective in implementation.”The not-for-profit sector will also be targeted to increase employment in mass empowerment schemes like cooperatives.“Critically, this employment target can only be achieved if the social partners and government work together to address key structural challenges in the economy,” he added.Metros have a roleIt’s not only the national government that’s tasked with job creation; municipalities and provincial government also have a role to play. Mayors of metropolitan districts, which employ millions of people, have approved the job creation resolution and “committed to revising their strategies to reflect the new, unifying vision”, said Chabane.“The new growth path will … provide the basis for coordinated policies and programmes across the state.”Leaders of private businesses and labour organisations, as well as community leaders, are to be formally introduced to the plan.South Africa’s economy shed more than 1-million jobs as a result of the recent global recession.last_img read more

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Constantinides picked for Obama’s Mandela Fellowship

first_imgCatherine Constantinides is a former Miss Earth South Africa and Play Your Part Ambassador. (Image: Kevin Mark Pass) Former Miss Earth South Africa and Play Your Part Ambassador Catherine Constantinides’ star keeps shining as she works to make South Africa and the world a better place.No stranger to leadership platforms and thought leadership, Constantinides will be heading to the US as one of the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellows, part of the Department of State’s Young African Leaders Initiative (Yali).Constantinides leaves in June with fellows from across Africa for a six-week leadership training programme. This includes an opportunity to hone their skills at an American higher education institution with support for professional development after they return home.She said that ensuring human rights for all Africans will unlock the continent’s potential. “We must be committed to succeed in ensuring that human rights are an integral part of our fabric with a unified commitment and energy to move Africa forward as an economically stable and viable global competitor.”The FellowsThe Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders began in 2014 as the flagship programme of President Barack Obama’s Yali initiative.Fellows are placed at US colleges and universities where they will focus on developing skills in one of three areas: business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, or public management.Constantinides has been placed in the civic leadership track and will spend her time in Virginia at the Presidential Precinct.The precinct is made up of six landmark institutions – four of America’s most important historic sites, which includes the Thomas Jefferson Monticello, and two of the country’s most outstanding public universities being the University of Virginia and America’s second-oldest university the College of William and Mary.A social innovatorThe South African government recently awarded Constantinides with the Ubuntu Youth Diplomacy award for her outstanding work across Africa and the world.She started her first business at the age of 16 and has worked as an international climate activist, passionate humanitarian and social entrepreneur.Her work on women empowerment in the environmental space has gone beyond South Africa to reach Zambia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia and Namibia.Constantinides also is at the helm of the Miss Earth South Africa leadership programme, is co-founder of Generation Earth and is a social cohesion advocate for the Department of Arts and Culture.She is an Archbishop Tutu African Oxford Fellow and has worked tirelessly over the past 18 months on human rights violations in Africa with a firm commitment to bring justice to forgotten people across the continent.In 2015 she was invited as an honorary member of the Golden Key Society and was also nominated as one of South Africa’s 21 Icons, an acclaimed TV and photographic series honouring great South Africans.Follow @ChangeAgentSA on Twitter and Instagram over the next two months as Constantinides shares her wisdom on leadership.last_img read more

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New Center for Cooperatives in Piketon

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Ohio’s agribusiness community, agricultural cooperatives and students in The Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) will have greater access to research, educational opportunities and technical expertise through a new, college-wide Center for Cooperatives.The center, with staff based at CFAES’s Ohio State University South Centers in Piketon, will have a faculty presence on the Columbus campus. It will integrate the college’s current activities and operations that support cooperative business development, will engage directly with long-established cooperatives, and will provide education both in the classroom and through CFAES’s Ohio State University Extension program and other outreach activities.“The CFAES Center for Cooperatives is expected to be comprehensive and bring together all three mission areas of the college — teaching, research and Extension,” said Tom Worley, OSU South Centers director. “We are pleased to be well positioned to serve the cooperatives community in Ohio through the combined faculty and staff resources of the center.”Worley will oversee the center, with Ani Katchova, associate professor and farm income enhancement chair in CFAES, leading its research programs. Hannah Scott, program manager at the South Centers, will lead the new center’s Extension and outreach activities.Programming for the center will occur within all major CFAES mission areas with a goal of extending knowledge to emerging and established agricultural cooperatives in Ohio and supporting rural economic development. The center will also provide future agricultural professionals with interdisciplinary training and research opportunities.About 40 guests including CFAES faculty, cooperative leaders, and state and federal government representatives attended a reception celebrating the new center Oct. 18 in Columbus. In addition, Debbie Rausch from the Ohio office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program announced that CFAES has been awarded a Rural Cooperative Development Grant totaling nearly $200,000 to improve rural areas of Ohio and West Virginia through the development of cooperatives and other mutually owned businesses.last_img read more

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Add Drama to Your Lighting Setup with Negative Fill

first_imgEmbrace the darkness: Learn how a negative fill can quickly change the overall tone of your scene.In any basic lighting class, including those found here on the PremiumBeat blog, you’ll likely hear a lot of talk regarding 3 point lighting. In a 3 point lighting setup you have three basic lights: a key, a fill, and a back light.When lighting a scene, you’d be right to assume that you’ll likely be using some sort of variation of 3 point lighting. However, the following video tutorial shows the power of diverging from the norm through the use of a technique known as negative fill.As the name implies, a negative fill is the exact opposite of a fill light. Instead of filling in the shadows with light, a negative fill will accentuate the shadows by minimizing any additional light that may be trying to bounce onto your subject. The results can be extremely dramatic, making this concept great for narratives and emotional interviews.There are a number of ways to create negative fill, but the most basic is using a simple black sheet. You can get black sheets for as cheap as $3.99 on Amazon.The following video tutorial, created by the good folks at Indie Cinema Academy, shows us how to quickly and easily create a negative fill light.This video was first shared by Indie Cinema Academy. Thanks for sharing, guys!If you want to learn more about creating a negative fill, check out a few of the following resources:Use of Back Light and Negative Fill in Into the Blue – Shane HurlbutThe Importance of Negative Fill – DPMagNegative Fill: Controlling Contrast – Manfrotto School of ExcellenceHave any experience with working with negative fill? Please share in the comments below.last_img read more

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a month agoBullard: West Ham midfielder Rice a modern No4

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Bullard: West Ham midfielder Rice a modern No4by Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJimmy Bullard admits he’s a fan of West Ham midfielder Declan Rice.The Irons fan is fulsome in his praise of England youngster Declan Rice, who he believes will continue thriving at the heart of midfield.He told the Mirror, “He’s a modern day No.4, keeping the ball, breaking it up, an athlete. But what about at centre-half, the position where he made his name in junior football?“If you’re a Manchester City who really own possession, he could be a great centre-half. But for West Ham, he’s a No.4.“If he was at City he could play centre-half, like John Stones, 100 percent. If you’re possession based, you’ve got to be as good as a midfielder.“Even goalkeepers now, they need to be able to play a ball, have vision.” last_img read more

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