Man murdered for picking up “Bone Face” late

first_imgTwo men were murdered about an hour apart on Wednesday and Police say one of the murders is linked to another killing which took place earlier that day.In the linked killings, Police said Jackie “Bucky” Peruza, 36, was shot at while driving his white Nissan Tiida along John John Road, Laventille, Trinidad at about 18:00h Wednesday. Police said Peruza jumped out his vehicle and ran a short distance before collapsing after his pants fell to his ankle.Police said Peruza, who was friends with Matthew “Bone Face” Luke, was murdered for failing to pick Luke up at a requested time.Luke was gunned down at Caura Hospital Wednesday morning. Peruza was supposed to have picked up Luke but was late resulting in Luke’s death. Both men were from Plaisance Terrace Block 8, Laventille.In the second killing that took place on Wednesday evening, 32-year-old Terrence Bailey was killed near his Paria Walk, Brasso Seco home.Police said at about 19:00h Bailey was walkibg with his wife when a gunman opened fire on him. He ran a short distance and collapsed.(TT Guardian)last_img read more

‘Luke Shaw deserves that goal more than anyone’

first_img 1 highlights Soooooo happy for Luke Shaw. Deserves that goal. Been through such a difficult time.— UnitedReview (@TheUtdReview) August 10, 2018 So happy for @LukeShaw23 well done fella keep believing ⚽️— Andrew Cole (@vancole9) August 10, 2018 LUKE SHAW GOAL IS THIS A DREAM OH MY GOD— José (@MourinhoMindset) August 10, 2018 Luke Shaw’s Manchester United career has been difficult to say the least.Publicly criticised by his manager, mocked for his weight and left out of the team for weeks on end – the Englishman’s early promise looked to have died. Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener Huge shout out to Luke Shaw. He has been pure class tonight. Jose Mourinho’s celebration says it all. First ever goal for him at Man United. Very happy for him.— Devils of United (@DevilsOfUnited) August 10, 2018 NEW ERA But then he went and scored the winner against Leicester at Old Trafford!Not only that, it was his first-ever senior goal.Shaw was immense all night at left-back and United fans were thrilled to finally watch him succeed at the club: Shaw bagged the winner against Leicester Really happy for @LukeShaw23 and love that reaction from his teammates!— Lynsey Hipgrave (@lynseyhipgrave1) August 10, 2018 LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures impact smart causal If there’s one player that really, really deserved that goal, it’s Luke Shaw. Well in.— Jonas Giæver (@CheGiaevara) August 10, 2018 Luke Shaw scores?!? Is this real life?— Hayles (@Hayles_101) August 10, 2018 possible xi Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more ALTERED gameday possible standings How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Over the moon for Luke Shaw, never gave up despite all the criticism he’s received, he knew he had it in the locker, and he’s proven it today!— RedDevilsDaily (@RedDevilsDaily) August 10, 2018 How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? last_img read more

Milk brand cares for cows

first_imgFair Cape Dairies has become the first South African dairy to publish its carbon footprint on its milk bottles. (Image: Fair Cape) In the milking parlour, the cows are milked on a large automated turntable and great care is taken to ensure that every cow is in top condition. (Image: Fair Cape) The average activity of a cow is measured by an orange tag which is attached to its back right leg. (Image: Fair Cape) MEDIA CONTACTS • Louis Loubser   Marketing Director   Fair Cape   +27 21 557 7339RELATED ARTICLES • SA’s greenest dairy • SA dairy body takes top accolade • Cadbury Fairtrade choc now in SA • Rooibos yoghurt fights cancer • Honeybush industry set for growth Wilma den HartighFair Cape Dairies is leading the way in greening the local milk industry by being the first South African dairy to publish its carbon footprint on its milk bottles.Fair Cape’s new Eco-Fresh brand is different from any other milk on the market.It is the only milk product which differentiates itself by accounting not only for the welfare of cows, but also the environment.The Eco-Fresh milk label has three panels, which display detailed information on all the activities which have resulted in Fair Cape having reduced its footprint.Louis Loubser, marketing director of the Fair Cape Group, says the new milk label will be replacing its Free Range trademark.The company’s free range milk range focused only on the comfort of cows, whereas the new Eco-Fresh brand takes a more holistic view of sustainable milk production.New, more informative labelSustainability of its dairy operations is a top priority at Fair Cape. Its new label has been carefully designed to inform consumers of its integrated approach to carbon management.The left panel contains nutritional information and ingredients, in the required format that complies with updated labelling legislation.It also displays a thermometer which informs the consumer of Fair Cape’s emissions per litre of milk produced from production to the retailer’s gate.This section also shows all the actions that Fair Cape has taken to reduce its carbon footprint. The label leaves room to add future initiatives which will decrease its footprint even further.The centre panel contains the product logo, brand name, tag line, fat content and size of the bottle.The right panel shows the four principles of Fair Cape Eco-Fresh operations: decreased pollution; eco-friendly farming practices; animal welfare; and carbon footprint.Limiting pollutionFair Cape has implemented specific measures to limit pollution of natural river systems during milk production.One of the biggest challenges for many dairy farms is ground water pollution caused by cow effluent.To combat this, Fair Cape has introduced a waste separation system. Water for cleaning the milking parlour is pumped from a dam into a big tank in the parlour.Before cows are milked, water from the tank is pumped over the floor where the cows stand.The water containing all the effluent is flushed through a separator which separates solids and liquids, and then pumps the water back into the dam, which is aerated to keep it hygienic.The solid waste isn’t discarded, but sprayed onto the land as fertiliser.Eco-friendly farming practicesMost modern dairy farms use large amounts of chemical fertilisers, but Fair Cape is taking steps to restore the biological balance of the soil by minimising the usage of chemical fertilisers.This is where Fair Cape’s solid waste separation system is making a big difference.Since 2008, the company has managed to reduce the use of chemical fertilisers by more than 20%, all thanks to using natural fertilisers such as cow dung.Cow-centric approachAnimal welfare has always been an important facet of Fair Cape’s operations, particularly the wellbeing of its cows.Cows live in spacious, technologically-advanced sheds that have both an under-cover and open air section.The sheds are designed to channel the hot air up and out of the building through gaps in the roof, which also allow cool air to enter.In the milking parlour, the cows are milked on a large automated turntable and great care is taken to ensure that every cow is in top condition.The average activity of a cow is measured by an orange tag which is attached to its back right leg.This is important as a decline in activity could indicate that the cow is sick. By measuring the animal’s steps, the computer is able to flag a cow for attention if there is a noticeable deviation.The tag measures the number of steps each cow takes and feeds that information to the computer each time the cow steps onto the milking turntable.A computer is also attached to the suction cups to measure the volume of milk each cow produces.Milk production is an indicator of health and if a cow’s milk yield decreases, it shows that the cow is not well.When cows step off the table after milking, they walk past a scanner that recognises specific cows flagged for attention.These cows are kept an enclosed space where a vet will carry out an inspection.“This daily medical care is a critical element to ensuring that our cows are happy and healthy,” she explains.Cow comfort indexIn another first for Fair Cape and South Africa, the dairy launched its “Cow comfort index” in March last year.Loubser says that the index monitors each cow’s wellbeing, based on ten measurements of comfort. The index is published monthly on Fair Cape’s Facebook page.“It is the first time anyone in the South African market has taken a serious look at how one can produce great quality milk while looking after the environment and animals at the same time,” she says.Carbon footprintEach year, Fair Cape has its carbon footprint measured by the Global Carbon Exchange to see where it can improve its operations and achieve an even better footprint.Currently the carbon footprint of one litre of Fair Cape Eco-Fresh full cream, low fat and fat free milk is 1.324kg/L, 1.218kg/L and 1.072kg/L respectively.The carbon footprint for a litre of full cream milk is higher than low fat and fat free milk because of the extra cream content.“As a company, we have taken an integrated approach to carbon management and we are striving for a greener and more environmentally-friendly approach to milk production,” says Loubser.last_img read more

Play Your Part episode 19: get involved

first_imgEntrepreneurs Sydney Madibo and Putco Mafani, as well as school principal Youssef Atcha, are guests on episode 19 of Play Your Part. Get involved with them, here:Sydney Madibo, an entrepreneur and public speaker, is a contestant on the reality TV show, One Day Leader. Madibo is a guest on episode 19 of Play Your Part, broadcast on 27 January 2018. (Images: Brand South Africa)Brand South Africa reporterSydney Madibo, the president of the student representative council at North-West University, is one of the guests on episode 19 of the Play Your Part TV series.The episode is aired on Saturday, 27 January 2018 on SABC2 at 18:00.Here’s how you can get involved with Madibo and the other guests on the show:Sydney MadiboMadibo was a mentor on the youth TV show, Future Leaders, following his win on the reality show, One Day Leader: Season 5.Contact detailsTwitter: @sydneymadiboFacebook: Sydney MadiboYoussef AtchaYoussef AtchaAtcha is the principal of The Leadership College in Manenberg, Cape Town. A private school, it is completely free for its learners, who are accepted on merit. Programmes for learners include community service, leadership development and entrepreneurial training.Contact detailsFacebook: The Leadership CollegeWebsite: MafaniPutco MafaniMafani is the station manager of Rhythm FM in the Eastern Cape. He is also the founder of public relations and events company Putcomafani Consulting. Over the years, the company has helped initiatives such as the Thamsanqa Project in Motherwell and the Cancer Association of South Africa, with fundraising and donations.Contact detailsTwitter: @putcomafani and @pmc_businessFacebook: Putcomafani ConsultingWebsite: www.putcomafani.comPlay Your Part is broadcast at 18:00 on Saturdays on SABC2.To get involved in playing your part in South Africa:Check out the conversation on Twitter: #GetInvolved; orFind out about initiatives on Play Your Part here.Tell us how you Play Your Part through our social media channels:Follow us on Twitter: @PlayYourPartSA;Follow Brand South Africa on Twitter: @Brand_SA; orLike us on Facebook: Official Brand South Africa.Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using Brand South Africa material.last_img read more

Open Source’s Cult Of Personality Is Dying—Thankfully

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… Roy Rubin, co-founder of the popular Magento open-source project, announced this week he is bowing out of the project he helped launch back in 2008.It’s not the first time the leader of an open-source project has stepped away from her project, but it’s remarkable by its response: Relative silence.It’s not because Rubin wasn’t critical to Magento. He was. For six years, Rubin was the soul of Magento. But open source has grown up, and it’s increasingly shedding its cult of personality. While no one wishes Linux founder Linus Torvalds gets hit by a bus, we’re to the point that we, like Linus, “won’t care.”But it wasn’t always this way.Worshipping The Benevolent DictatorSuccessful open-source projects have long been associated with strong leaders, and for good reason. Influencing a vibrant community of individually-minded developers can be the equivalent of herding cats. While differences of opinion on the direction a particular open-source project can turn into a parting of ways (and code, called a “fork”), more often than not a “benevolent dictator for life,” or project leader, will step in, exert leadership and keep the community together.The term “benevolent dictator for life” (BDFL) may have started with Guido von Rossum, the founder of Python. It has since been applied to Linus Torvalds, the creator of Linux, as well as Mark Shuttleworth, Ubuntu’s lead, among others. Sometimes two leaders on a project share the title, as did Adrian Holovaty and Jacob Kaplan-Moss for Django.At their peak, the departure of any one of these leads would have wreaked havoc on the fortunes of the project, given how closely identified the projects were with these strong leaders. Over time, however, this has changed. The Django BDFLs moved on to other projects, and Django kept chugging along. Ditto Python, Lucene (Doug Cutting), JBoss (Marc Fleury) and many other projects.While open source communities still rally around strong leaders, we don’t seem to be as dependent on them as we once were. Open source’s “cult of personality” faded, and perhaps has died altogether. But what happened?Apache And The Rise Of Community Well, community did, for starters. I realize I’m making a somewhat subjective assertion here, but over the roughly 15 years I’ve been involved in open source, I’ve seen a gradual shift away from tightly-controlled free software projects to more loosely joined open-source communities, often with significant corporate interest.While it’s not clear whether the open, BSD/Apache-style licensing “chicken” came before the corporate open source interest “egg,” the two together have definitely changed how open source operates.This includes the need for a BDFL. For example, and while it’s not a project, it’s hard to imagine Free GNU without Richard Stallman. By contrast, it’s pretty easy to imagine Apache Hadoop without… wait, who is in charge of Hadoop, anyway?The answer? Everyone. Or many, rather. It started with Doug Cutting, but it has since grown to become a community of companies and individuals (but mostly companies that employ those individuals) working together.The same is true of OpenStack, which has a host of companies involved. If any particular OpenStack developer were to leave, the OpenStack show would go on. And it has thus far. The same is true of an increasing number of open-source projects.A BDFL-Free Future?This isn’t to suggest that leaders aren’t needed in open source. They are. But as more open-source projects become communities of corporations, the risk of a BDFL leaving diminishes. Frankly, even if companies aren’t heavily involved, projects with an Apache license may not be as dependent on a BDFL, anyway.Photo of Richard Stallman courtesy of Friprog on Flickr How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Matt Asay Why You Love Online Quizzescenter_img Tags:#apache#benevolent dictator for life#Magento#Open Source#Roy Rubin Related Posts Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoidlast_img read more