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Episode 15: Questions and Answers

Episode 15: Questions and Answers

first_imgShare This!This week on the TouringPlans Podcast, Brian and I are answering YOUR questions!We reached out on social media last week and let me tell ya, you all had so many that we had to make this a two-parter.So, this episode will be addressing questions from our Instagram page, and the next will address those from our Facebook page.Also, we LOVE seeing comments and questions about our latest episodes. To add your own, use #TPpod on Twitter so Brian and I can see them. I’ll leave our Twitter handles at the bottom of this article!Listen on iTunes Listen via RSS feedWe’re in the process of getting our podcast published on Google Play, Spotify, etc. Thanks for your patience! Twitter Handles:TouringPlans – @TouringPlansAngela – @AngelaDahlgrenBrian – @YesThatBrianBe sure to subscribe to our podcast and give us a rating if you don’t mind. See you next time!last_img read more

World thanks SA ‘for sharing Mandela with us’

World thanks SA ‘for sharing Mandela with us’

first_img10 December 2013Nelson Mandela was hailed as a champion of reconciliation on Tuesday as world leaders, international guests and ordinary South Africans braved the rain to attend his official memorial service at the FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.Three years ago, South Africans packed the same stadium in celebrating the first ever Soccer World Cup to be played on African soil. On a cold winter night on 11 July 2010, a smiling Mandela made his last public appearance at the closing ceremony of the event.But on Tuesday, South Africans, joined by some 70 heads of state and an array of royalty and celebrities, gathered there to convey their goodbyes to the man who will be remembered for his leading role in defeating an unjust system and uniting the country’s people.US President Barack Obama thanked South Africa for sharing Nelson Mandela with the world. “His struggle was your struggle. His triumph was your triumph.”Quoting the word “ubuntu”, to loud cheers from the crowd, Obama said Mandela had not only embodied this quality, but had taught millions to look for it within themselves.He said that like South Africa, the US had overcome years of segregation. “Like her, it took the sacrifices of countless people to see the dawn of a new day. Michelle and I are beneficiaries of that struggle, but in America and in South Africa and in countries around the world … our work is not yet done.”Around the world, he said, there were still children suffering from hunger and disease, run-down schools and young people without prospects for the future.“We will never see the likes of Nelson Mandela again,” Obama said. “But let me say to the young people of Africa and the young people around the world, you too can make his life worth your own.”Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said Mandela was a source of inspiration for similar struggles around the world.Indian President Pranab Mukherjee said the world was richer for Mandela’s legacy. “He epitomised an uncommon humanness that inspired all of mankind. He guided his nation to embrace his simple message of tolerance and harmonious co-existence.”Chinese Vice-President Li Yuanchao said Mandela was a household name. “We have travelled from different parts of the world to be here today … I wish to express my deep condolences to the family of this towering figure … whose smile we remember fondly.”Cuban President Raul Castro said Mandela, knowing that a new South Africa could not be built on hatred and vengeance, had taught the world how to overcome challenges through dialogue. “Honour and glory forever to him and the people of South Africa,” Castro said.Namibian President Hifikepunye Pohamba said Mandela had “sacrificed his life for the dignity of others because he believed in the worth of every human being,” adding that Madiba had been an inspiration to the people of Namibia in their own struggle for freedom.He wished South Africa strength and thanked the country for sharing “this extraordinary person with us”.African Union Commission chairperson Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma said Mandela’s compassion, courage and openness meant that working with him, listening to him, talking to him was always a lesson.“Tata, Africa shall be prosperous, shall be integrated and at peace with itself, and shall play a dynamic role in the world … We stand proud of you Madiba, who represents the best in African values.”Source: SAnews.gov.zalast_img read more

How about a self-driving highway – from Canada to Mexico?

How about a self-driving highway – from Canada to Mexico?

first_imgTags:#autonomous vehicles#Canada#Ford#General Motors#Google#highway#Manitoba#Mexico#North Dakota#NuTonomy#Self-Driving#Tesla#Texas#transport#United States Having a highway dedicated to self-driving cars might improve testing while also allowing early adopters 1,885 miles of road to drive on unhindered.That’s what one North Dakota resident, Marlo Anderson, is arguing. Anderson runs a talk show called ‘The Tech Ranch,” and is backed by the Central North Trade Corridor Association (CNATCA), who want to see US Route 83 altered to only allow autonomous vehicles.See Also: Massachusetts clearing a lane for autonomous vehiclesThe highway stretches from the Canadian province of Manitoba all the way down to Laredo, Texas, which touches the Mexican border. It runs due south through North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas.CNATCA claims that Highway 83 is underused, and making it a self-driving highway might perk up investors, enthusiasts, and developers to become more active, which may improve trade on the highway.The difficulty comes in state laws regarding autonomous cars. Route 83 runs through seven states and a Canadian province, all of which have different laws on self-driving. That might become difficult for the driver, if they need to adjust every few hundred miles.Self-driving vehicle laws are variedAnderson and CNATCA want to see the highway open next year for self-driving cars. While only seven states support these cars on the road right now, more states are anticipated to follow later this year.“Our areas are all kind of landlocked. Our country was founded east to west so, generally speaking, trying to go north south is really, really difficult,” Anderson said.Google, Tesla, General Motors, and Ford are all testing self-driving cars and software. Tesla even launched some autonomous features on its Model S, and surprisingly didn’t receive a lot of regulation flak for it.The first city to fully adopt self-driving might not be in the United States however, as NuTonomy, a MIT startup, is very close to getting approval for a self-driving taxi fleet in Singapore. David Curry IT Trends of the Future That Are Worth Paying A… Related Posts center_img 5 Ways IoT can Help to Reduce Automatic Vehicle… For Self-Driving Systems, Infrastructure and In… Break the Mold with Real-World Logistics AI and…last_img read more

AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

AP source: Knicks agree to trade Carmelo Anthony to Thunder

first_imgNo more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors LATEST STORIES Brownlee on Rice 3rd quarter: ‘He was unstoppable’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The trade ends an unfulfilling 6 1/2-year run in New York for Anthony, where he could never shake his reputation of an elite scorer who can’t carry a team to a ring. The Knicks made the playoffs his first three seasons and reached the second round in 2013, when Anthony led the league with 28.7 points per game. But after that they never seriously proved they could do anything consistently beyond make headlines.And Anthony was right in the middle of that, with constant trade speculation after Jackson’s criticism of Anthony’s game. Jackson and the Knicks parted ways in June and though the Knicks kept looking, team president Steve Mills and general manager Scott Perry told Anthony they wouldn’t accept a trade that would hinder their plans to rebuild through youth.It didn’t help that Anthony had told the Knicks he would accept trades only to Houston and Cleveland, but a deal was finally found when he agreed to add Oklahoma City to his list of destinations.Anthony moved into the top 25 on the NBA’s career scoring list last season, and maybe the Thunder can help him reach elusive team success.Jackson noted that the Knicks hadn’t been able to win with Anthony, though one division title and three playoff berths give Anthony the best resume of anyone who played for the team in the 21st century.He had higher aspirations when he began pushing Denver to trade him to New York in 2010. But the Knicks gave up much of their young talent and future assets to get him, hindering their ability to fortify the team around their leading scorer in recent years.Anthony averaged 22.4 points last season and made his 10th All-Star Game, though that was the second straight season he finished well off his career average of 24.8 per game.Kanter, a 6-foot-11 center from Turkey who was the third pick of the 2011 draft, has averaged 11.3 points for Utah and the Thunder. He posted a video thanking the Oklahoma City community and imploring the Thunder to beat Golden State.“It’s a new adventure for me. New York, so please pray for me,” he said.McDermott has averaged 8.0 points and will be playing for his third team since being selected with the No. 11 pick in 2014. /cbb Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Anthony agreed to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal, which was first reported by The Vertical.Phil Jackson spent the latter part of his time in New York making it clear he wanted to move Anthony. But a deal was difficult because the 33-year-old forward has two years and about $54 million left on his contract, along with the ability to decline any trade.He had long maintained that he wanted to stay in New York, but the constant losing and a chance to play with a talented lineup convinced him it was finally time to go.After making the postseason each of his first 10 seasons, he has been on the sidelines the last four years and said at the end of last season his priority was a chance to win. He wouldn’t have that in New York, where the Knicks are emphasizing youth and have little proven talent with which to surround Anthony.But he is close with Westbrook and George and should fit in nicely. He can possibly settle into the spot-up shooter role he’s played in the Olympics, where he’s won a record three gold medals and is the career scoring leader for the U.S. men.ADVERTISEMENT Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims New York will get Enes Kanter, Doug McDermott and a draft pick, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke with The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been announced.The Knicks had said just a day earlier that they expected Anthony to be there when they reported for camp Monday. But it was clear they didn’t want him anymore and he no longer wanted to be in New York, where he arrived with so much hype that was never fulfilled in February 2011.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingHe rarely had a championship core around him in New York but jumps right into one in Oklahoma City along with Westbrook, the NBA MVP, and fellow All-Star George, who was acquired from Indiana this summer.Anthony will see his old teammates soon: The Knicks open the regular season at Oklahoma City on Oct. 19. In this April 4, 2017, file photo, New York Knicks’ Carmelo Anthony (7) checks in as coach Jeff Hornacek, left, watches during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in New York. An AP source said agreed on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, to trade Anthony to the Oklahoma Thunder.  APNEW YORK, United States — Carmelo Anthony won’t be at Knicks training camp after all. He’ll be in Oklahoma City, joining Russell Westbrook and Paul George in a loaded lineup.The Knicks agreed to trade Anthony to the Thunder on Saturday, saving themselves a potentially awkward reunion next week with the player they’d been trying to deal since last season.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH 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 Games Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ MOST READlast_img read more

Southern Touch Seek General Manager

Southern Touch Seek General Manager

first_imgSouthern Touch, the controlling body for Touch Football in southern Tasmania, is currently seeking applications for the position of General Manager.Based at the Southern Touch office at Wentworth Park, Howrah, key responsibilities of the job include;·   Management of all senior and junior competitions including rostering, advertising, referees and results.·   Management of other Southern Touch staff.·   Servicing of existing and potential members.·   Co-ordination of Association requirements including financial management and record keeping, scheduling of Board meetings and dealing with stakeholders.·   Development of the sport of Touch Football and Southern Touch as an organisation.Position description and selection criteria is available at www.southerntouch.com.au or contact [email protected] close Friday 16th May 2008.last_img read more

a month agoTottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one word

a month agoTottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one word

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham midfielder Dier sums up Cup shock with one wordby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham midfielder Eric Dier summed up the feelings of fans after their Carabao Cup shock at Colchester.The U’s battled hard to keep the scores at 0-0 though Spurs were disjointed and error-prone throughout the night.Mauricio Pochettino cut a shellshocked figure on the touchline as his side crashed out of the tournament on penalties.The Daily Star says despite fielding the likes of Eriksen, Moura, Heung-min Son, Dele Alli, Erik Lamela, Ben Davies and Victor Wanyama – Spurs could not muster a goal.Dier, who has been out of favour lately, could be seen branding the performance “embarrassing” when discussing the performance with Wanyama. last_img read more

Ohio State Stays Atop AP Poll As Florida Jumps Into Top 10 And Michigan Soars

Ohio State Stays Atop AP Poll As Florida Jumps Into Top 10 And Michigan Soars

first_imgAP poll for the top teams in CFB featuring Baylor, TCU, and Utah. Florida Hype MisouriThe Gators are back in the Top 10.With the exception of Oklahoma, which was upset by rival Texas, the top 10 teams in college football’s AP Poll held serve this weekend. TCU, Michigan State, Alabama, and Utah were all tested, but all four endured. Ohio State moved to 6-0, while Clemson, Baylor and LSU rolled. The new AP Poll came out moments ago and there aren’t many surprises this week. As expected, Oklahoma is out of the Top 10, replaced by Florida. Michigan made a sizable six-spot leap up to No. 12, while Iowa and Oklahoma State also cracked the top 20 Here are the full rankings from the AP:1. Ohio State2. Baylor3. TCU4. Utah5. Clemson6. LSU7. Michigan State8. Florida9. Texas A&M10. Alabama11. Florida State12. Michigan13. Florida14. Notre Dame15. Stanford16. Oklahoma State17. Iowa18. UCLA19. Oklahoma20. Northwestern21. Boise State22. Toledo23. Cal24. Houston25. DukeHere is last week’s AP Poll, as well as this week’s Coaches Poll. What do you all think?last_img read more

Westmoreland to Get Additional Vector Control Workers

Westmoreland to Get Additional Vector Control Workers

first_img Symptoms of dengue  include sudden onset of high fever with severe headache, fatigue, pain behind the eyes, muscle, bone or joint pain, skin rash and vomiting or feeling nauseous. Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says the vector control unit at the Westmoreland Health Department will get additional temporary workers, to assist in the elimination of mosquito breeding sites in the parish.“We are going to add some additional workers through the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme and the Ministry of Health Vector Support Programme. They currently have 33 temporary and nine permanent staff, and we will add another 20 or 25 to give them better and fuller coverage of the parish,” Dr. Tufton informed, after touring the Aldyar community in Westmoreland, on January 4.The Minister also noted that additional vehicles will be provided to ramp up vector control efforts in the parish.Dr.  Tufton pointed out that Westmoreland has had over 100 suspected cases of dengue fever in the last year, as well as four confirmed cases.“We have identified the areas that are particularly vulnerable and Aldyar is one of these communities.  One of the problems in these areas is that people use water containers which are oftentimes not covered and they become fertile breeding ground for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito. We continue to urge citizens to look in and around the homes to ensure that there are no breeding sites,”  the Minister said.Dr. Tufton toured the community with Vector Control Coordinator at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris; Chief Public Health Inspector for the parish, Steve Morris, and several vector control workers.For his part, Mr. Ryan Morris expressed gratitude to the Minister “for taking the time to have discussions with us, and for his pledge of increasing the number of workers and motor vehicles for the vector control unit, as we have been doubling our efforts to destroy mosquito breeding sites in the parish.”Meanwhile,  Mr. Steve Morris said  there has been a drastic change with the 33 persons recently added to the unit  through the HOPE Programme, as it relates to the destruction of mosquito breeding sites, and he is hoping that the additional  20 to 25  workers will further bolster the unit.The Aedes Aegypti mosquito is responsible for the spread of the dengue, Zika and Chikungunya viruses.Symptoms of dengue  include sudden onset of high fever with severe headache, fatigue, pain behind the eyes, muscle, bone or joint pain, skin rash and vomiting or feeling nauseous.To prevent the disease, persons are advised to eliminate mosquito breeding sites by getting rid of items that collect water (old drums, used tyres and plastic containers); installing mosquito nets over beds; wearing long sleeve shirts and pants outdoors; using DEET (mosquito repellant); and regularly changing water in animal and pet containers. “We are going to add some additional workers through the Housing, Opportunity, Production and Employment (HOPE) Programme and the Ministry of Health Vector Support Programme. They currently have 33 temporary and nine permanent staff, and we will add another 20 or 25 to give them better and fuller coverage of the parish,” Dr. Tufton informed, after touring the Aldyar community in Westmoreland, on January 4. Dr. Tufton toured the community with Vector Control Coordinator at the Westmoreland Health Department, Ryan Morris; Chief Public Health Inspector for the parish, Steve Morris, and several vector control workers. Story Highlightslast_img read more

Stars Join Animal Coalition In Urging Congress To Oppose Wild Horse Slaughter

Stars Join Animal Coalition In Urging Congress To Oppose Wild Horse Slaughter

first_imgRobert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The Humane Society of the United States, Humane Society Legislative Fund, Return to Freedom and the ASPCA to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros.The stars have joined leaders, politicians and other stars – including Willie Nelson, Amy Madigan, Carol Burnett, Bonnie-Jill Laflin, Priscilla Presley, Diane Warren, Lance Bass, Frances Fisher, Anjelica Huston, Amber Valletta, Olivia Newton-John, Mickey Rourke, John Stamos, Drew Carey and many more – in signing a letter to Congress.“Our nation’s iconic wild horses are fighting for their lives and we cannot stand by silently and let that happen,” reads the letter. “We the undersigned call on Congress to oppose provisions in the president’s 2018 budget that threatens the lives of tens of thousands of wild horses and burros that will be senselessly killed or easily sold to those who would profit from their slaughter.“For decades, we have had available humane solutions, which would keep wild equines on the range and save tax dollars. Sadly, agencies continue to discredit proven alternatives instead of committing to implement them.“The American people have repeatedly and resoundingly called for wild horses and burros – the descendants of the animals who helped build our country, made our own freedom possible and shaped a vital part of our cultural heritage — to live free on the range.“Two years after the passage of the “Wild Horse Annie Act,” which banned the use of vehicles to hunt down wild horses sold for slaughter, the 1961 movie “The Misfits” brought the brutal practices of the mustangers onto the big screen. Marilyn Monroe cried out on behalf of audiences when she pleaded for a roped and struggling wild horse to b set free.“A decade later, in 1971, the overwhelming passage of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act enshrined in law the historic bond between Americans and wild horses and the policy of Congress “that wild free-roaming horses and burros shall be protected from capture, branding, harassment or death.”“Yet, for all that apparent progress, the lives of tens of thousands of captive wild horses are again at risk.“As American citizens and as voters, we do not accept the use of our tax dollars, which for so many years were invested in the health and safety of the captive wild horses and burros, to now pay for the destruction of these noble animals because they have been deemed inconvenient. It is unnecessary and unconscionable.“The American people would never forgive such a betrayal.“We respectfully urge Congress to take a leadership role by opposing mass euthanasia, slaughter and unrestricted sales and, instead, work together to forge a bipartisan, well-reasoned and humane management plan worthy of these “living symbols of the historic and pioneer spirit of the West” by recognizing and prioritizing viable alternatives that do exist.“As a nation, we can and must do better.”“My family and I stand strongly against horse slaughter and against our government harming our wild horses,” said actor and director Ed Harris. “I am pleading that a humane and common sense solution to the management of our wild horse population be mandated by Congress in keeping with the spirit of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act.”Since the implementation of the Wild and Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act, the Bureau of Land Management has attempted to maintain stable populations by rounding up and removing thousands of horses and burros from the wild, despite repeated directives that this was leading the program to financial instability.The HSUS, HSLF, Return to Freedom and the ASPCA have long called for the agency to cease these actions and instead redirect money spent on capturing and holding wild horses toward available solutions, including judicious use of safe, proven fertility control on the range.The BLM did not listen, and now they want to fix their mistakes by slaughtering wild horses.Provisions in the budget proposed by the administration would allow the BLM to kill captured wild horses or sell them without restriction ― a change that would enable buyers to purchase wild horses on the cheap and haul them to Canada or Mexico for slaughter.If Congress approves provisions in the president’s budget, then tens of thousands of horses will die.On Tuesday July 18, the House Committee on Appropriations will vote on the 2018 Interior Appropriations bill. The bill, approved by the House Interior, Environment and Related Agencies Appropriations Subcommittee, maintains protective language, but there is a chance it might be amended in full committee and removed creating a pathway to slaughter.Wild horse supporters are raising their voices to ensure the protections remain.last_img read more

Max Topplin – Inside the Casting Room

Max Topplin – Inside the Casting Room

first_imgAdvertisement Facebook Advertisement Login/Register With: LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Max Topplin (Suits, Degrassi, Haven, Camp Rock) talks about his auditioning experience in The Casting Room!See MORE stories from inside The Casting Room at:www.thecastingroom.bizThe Casting Room Web Series – tune in every Thursday for a new episode! Don’t forget to subscribe!Like the show on FB:https://sp2.img.hsyaolu.com.cn/wp-shlf1314/C2060/IMG6980.jpg” alt=”last_img” />