2 June 2003Three ailing Limpopo tourist resorts, all mismanaged relics from the former Venda homeland era, have been successfully revived through a business partnership between the provincial government, local communities and a major hotel group.The Mphephu and Rambuda communities hosted a glittering event near Thohoyandou last week to launch the new venture, in association with the government-funded Limpopo Development Corporation (LimDev) and the Protea Hotel Group.Speaking at the event, Limpopo Finance and Tourism MEC Thaba Mufamadi said the launching and future marketing of the Nwanedi, Mphephu and Acacia Resorts under the Protea brand name presented a challenge to other parastatals.Mufamadi confirmed that nine of Limpopo’s 11 provincial nature reserves would be commercialised. These projects would benefit rural communities along the boundaries of the conservation areas.LimDev managing director Chris Luvhani pointed out that the corporation had retrenched 745 employees in 1998, including the staff of all resorts it owned, because these ventures had become unviable.However, after enlisting the support of the Mphephu and Rambuda communities, and taking some practical advice from the province’s directorate of tourism, new strategies emerged and funding was made available.“Repairs to flood-damaged roads during the 2001/2002 financial year, and the overall upgrading of infrastructure ahead of the huge influx of visitors for Eclipse 2002, brought the final about-turn,” Luvhani said.When the upgrading of the resorts began, more than 50 tenders for tasks such as thatching, tiling, furnishing, landscaping and fencing were awarded to local contractors, thus providing employment for people from the local communities, he added.Paramount Chief Ramabulana Mphephu underlined the importance of ongoing consultation with local communities. He appealed to resort management to purchase fresh produce and other necessities from residents in the region.As a gesture of goodwill, LimDev handed a cheque for R18 000 to the newly established Mphephu Community Development Trust.Source: BuaNews
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Arpita Khan’s wedding seems to be the talk of the town even a week later. And, the latest news is that Katrina Kaif is apparently miffed with Salman Khan for taking a dig at her on the wedding. Salman referred to Katrina as Katrina Kapoor when the latter refused to come on stage to dance on her song Chikni Chameli.Katrina Kaif is miffed with Salman Khan for calling her Katrina Kapoor Salman even added that he gave her a chance to be a Khan, but she chose to be Katrina Kapoor. If reports are to be believed, Katrina Kaif is not pleased with Salman’s remarks and things got worsened when the video went viral.Though, Katrina sportingly went up the stage and also danced with Salman and Aamir on Arpita’s wedding, she did not like Salman’s remarks. Apparently, later Arpita also went up to Katrina to explain that it was just a joke. But, it seems Katrina did not find Salman funny this time.
Ohio StateUrban Meyer is attempting to replace quite a bit of talent this summer. His Ohio State football team lost 15 players to the NFL, but the show goes on in Columbus, Ohio, which will likely still be home to a top 10 team. The Buckeyes will still be a top 10 team because Meyer has been recruiting at an extremely high level and there are plenty of of four and five-star prospects ready to step in. Those young players have apparently been performing fairly well this offseason. Ohio State released today a hype video titled, “Young Bucks On The Grind.” Check it out:15 #Buckeyes gone to the #NFL? Next man up.Young Bucks are on the #grind to make an impact in 2016.#GoBucks https://t.co/BlkMtf28M1— Ohio State Football (@OhioStateFB) June 23, 2016Ohio State opens fall camp in a little more than a month. The Buckeyes begin their 2016 season Sept. 3 at Ohio Stadium against Bowling Green.
Brighton & Hove Albion manager Chris Hughton believes that their biggest challenge in 2019 will be trying to avoid complacency.Brighton are sitting comfortably in 13th place in the Premier League table after amassing 25 points from 20 matches so far.But Chris Hughton has stressed the need to maintain their level of play as the second half of the season starts.“The biggest challenge is always complacency – in every game, we played in this division we are faced with tough opposition and that’s a reminder each week that if we don’t reach a level we can get punished,” Hughton told the club’s official website.“That’s always there for us, we’re still in our second season in this division and our aim is to maintain our status in the league and develop and grow as a club.Pep Guardiola: “Aymeric Laporte’s injury doesn’t look good” Andrew Smyth – August 31, 2019 Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola admits Aymeric Laporte’s injury “does not look good” and fears the defender will be out for a long time.“We’ve worked very hard to be where we are now, and we have to be respectful that every single game we play is a difficult one – there’ll be bigger and more experienced teams than us that will find it difficult – there are reminders every week in this league about that.”“My feeling is that we have to continue in the same mentality, the gap between ourselves and the bottom three will always be the most important thing for quite some time to develop as a team.”
Peter Celauro has been named brand journalist at Group Delphi. He had been editor at Pond Trade Magazine. “Will has shaped and edited the fashion pages of GQ for years, and he’s uniquely qualified for this exciting opportunity,” says GQ editor-in-chief Jim Nelson. “We want GQ Style to showcase a luxurious sense of style and a sophisticated, worldly way of life—GQ with a gold passport. And Will Welch is the man for the job.” Josh Ellis has been named editor-in-chief at Success. He had been features editor there. Welch joined GQ in May 2007 as an associate editor covering fashion, pop culture, and music. He was promoted to senior editor in 2012 and style editor in 2014. In nearly nine years on the fashion beat for GQ, Welch spearheaded the publication’s annual April “Style Bible” issue, its list of “The 20 Most Stylish Men Alive,” as well its new franchise “The GQ 100”—a ranking of the 100 best men’s stores in America. Laura McMullen is now a writer at NerdWallet. She was previously careers editor at U.S. News & World Report, where she managed the publication’s On Careers blog. Laura also wrote articles with career advice and managed social media. Prior to that, she was health reporter and project manager where she wrote hundreds of articles for the Health & Wellness section. Mashable has named Isabelle Chapman its new associate tech editor, focusing on Snapchat Discover. A graduate of Columbia Journalism School, she most recently served as associate editor at AOL. Chapman also previously worked as editorial fellow at AOL, senior editor at NKD Magazine and reporter at The Aspen Times. Here are the rest of this week’s people on the move: The Cut editorial director Stella Bugbee has announced that Rebecca Ramsey has been named style director at The Cut, and will coordinate fashion efforts both online and in The Cut section of New York magazine. Prior to joining New York, she worked at W magazine for five years, and on the design team at clothing retailer Gap. Will Welch has been named editor-in-chief of GQ Style. The announcement comes amid plans to expand GQ Style from a bi-annual print edition to a quarterly magazine, as well as expanding its digital footprint. Univision Digital, the digital division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI) has announced that Hilda García has been appointed to the newly created position of vice president, Digital Local Media. Before joining Univision Digital, García was VP of Multimedia Content and Community Development for Entravision Communications Corporation. Prior to joining GQ, Welch spent four years at the music, fashion, and lifestyle magazine The FADER, where he was deputy editor. Welch graduated from Columbia University and now lives in New York City. O, the Oprah Magazine managing editor Adam Bell has been named managing editor and director of editorial partnerships. The announcement was made by the magazine’s editor in chief, Lucy Kaylin, and is effective immediately.
Tags Spring is a great time to go exploring with your family. MonkeyBusinessImages/iStockphoto The season of snuggling up on your couch and sipping hot cocoa is coming to an end. Spring is here, so it’s time to come out of hibernation. Spending weekends cooking out, playing volleyball games in the park, driving with the top down, wearing shorts and making ice-cold lemonade is right around the corner.Use these apps to help you find something fun to do outdoors that everyone will enjoy. Oh, Ranger! ParkFinderTry a new park with your friends and family using Oh, Ranger! ParkFinder (download for iOS or Android). This app has a huge database of almost every national, state and local park in the United States. Choose the park you’re interested and see all of the activities they have to offer. The database also has descriptions of all the activities provided. Many locations offer sports, water activities, disc golf, playgrounds, camping and other possibilities.Oh Ranger! Parkfinder App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive Charity MilesHave fun outdoors and raise money for a good cause with Charity Miles (download for iOS or Android). Earn money for the charity of your choice by walking, running or cycling. Have a friend or relative join you to double the money you raise. Charity Miles will log your information using the in-app pedometer, run-tracker, walking timer, cycling meter and running stopwatch. Before you begin your workout, use the stopwatch provided in-app to start your timer. There are over 40 charities to choose from, so pick one and get moving!Charity Miles App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive GeocachingGo on a treasure hunt with the Geocaching app (download for iOS or Android). All around the world, these modern-day treasure chests are just waiting to be found. Geocaches are basically hidden containers that people fill with trinkets. You’ll receive hints, descriptions, recent activity and attributes for each geocache. You’ll find the geocaches by using the map, compass and driving instructions. Some geocaches will take longer to find, depending on how hard it is to find. Live Search will update the geocaches near you as you move around.This app is free, but you can unlock more features (like premium caches) with the premium upgrade for $6 monthly, $10 quarterly or $30 per year.Geocaching App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive Night SkyGaze at the stars with your loved ones with Night Sky (download for iOS). Try to find and identify planets, star constellations and satellites by pointing your phone camera toward the sky. The free app uses AR (augmented reality) to outline the objects in the sky.If there’s something specific you’re looking for, like Jupiter or the International Space Station, use the Night Sky Siri Shortcuts on iPhone. You’ll need iOS 12 to use this feature. The app is free, but you can upgrade to the premium version for $2 monthly or $10 yearly. Premium unlocks Planetary Portals where you can step onto the surface of other planets in AR. You’ll also gain access to Night Sky Tours for any location worldwide.Night Sky App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive YonderLet Yonder (download for iOS) help you plan your next outdoor adventure. Find activities near you that you love, like kayaking or hiking, and gather your friends for a fun experience. Use Yonder to help you find beautiful trails and share your experience with the community.Decide what you want to do and search in the app for places that offer that activity. Gain inspiration for your next hike by viewing other visitors’ photos and experiences in the area and find out what makes that destination special. You can even share your memories with others through photos and videos.Yonder App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive KomootFor the active family, use Komoot (download for iOS or Android) to organize your next cycling or hiking trip. The in-app planner details every trail with information about the terrain, difficulty, distance and elevation.Turn-by-turn voice navigation keeps your eyes on the trail and off your phones for a safe journey. Track your rides and hikes with GPS and add photos to remember your experience. Komoot gives you your first region (route) for free, and additional regions cost $4 each. If you’re a frequent traveler, consider buying the Complete Package for a one-time price of $30 to have access to all regions.Komoot App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive Download.com: Goya-Move blocks apps on kids’ phones until they meet a step goalCairnFor any outdoor adventure you go on, use Cairn (download for iOS) to keep you safe. Cairn lets you share your location with your friends and family, find spots with cell coverage, and download maps to use offline. Share your location with your friends in case you get separated while hiking. They’ll be able to use your GPS location to find you. You can also set up a “due back time” if your group decides to split up. If someone hasn’t returned by that time, you can search for them on the map. Before you go, however, check out the area to make sure cell coverage is available.Maps, trails and cell coverage are free, but you can also subscribe for more features for $5 per month or $27 yearly. You’ll get a 60-day free trial so you can try out all of the features.Cairn App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive BivySimilar to some of the other apps mentioned above is Bivy (download for iOS or Android). It has 17 different adventure types, like hiking, kayaking, skiing, rock climbing and cycling. There are thousands of fully mapped adventures and trails. Filter your excursion by type, difficulty and quality.Bivy will keep track of your pace, mileage, calories burned, top speed, resting time and ETA. Bivy will also alert you if you veer off the path. Share your location with your friends and family so they can see which path you’re on in case you get lost. The cost is $3 for one month or $30 for a year.Bivy App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive OroecoAdd some eco-friendly competition to your life this spring with Oroeco (download for iOS or Android). Use the app to track your carbon footprint and to see how your life connects to climate change. Oroeco shows you how you spend your money, your home’s energy consumption, your transportation decisions and your diet could be impacting the climate. You’ll receive tips on how to lower your impact on the environment and save money in the process.Oroeco encourages you to get out in the community and plant trees, walk instead of driving and spend more time outside. Invite your friends and family to join your journey this spring and see who can save more CO2e per month.Oroeco App Screenshot: Katie Conner/CBS Interactive 0 Post a comment Share your voice Top 5 spring-cleaning tech tips 3:01 Mobile Now playing: Watch this: Sky iOS 12
Spider-Man could be paired up with other superheroes in the upcoming live-action TV series. Sony Pictures Fans wanting to see more Spider-Man adventures on the small screen will get their wish with a new TV series from the duo behind Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse.Directors/producers Phil Lord and Chris Miller are working on a series of live-action TV shows using Sony’s Marvel characters, which include Spider-Man. “We are developing a handful of live-action shows using Sony’s Marvel characters, of which there are like 900 characters,” Miller told Deadline on Wednesday. Preview • Sphero’s new voice-activated Spider-Man toy sure is chatty Tags Share your voice Marvel Spiderman Sony Post a comment More superheroes 50 Photos Sphero Spider-Man 2019 TV shows you can’t miss Miller didn’t offer any further details on which characters those might be bringing to TV in addition to Spider-Man, but it sounds like the web-slinging superhero might get paired with a sidekick.”We’ve been talking to a lot of potential teammates for trying to do something not like anything else that’s been done on television,” Miller added. “It’ll be a little while before it all comes together and is on the air, but I think it is going to be something really special.”Here’s hoping we see more of Spider-Gwen, who was recently spotted as an Easter egg in Avengers: Endgame. Female Marvel superheroes who deserve their own ABC shows: She-Hulk, Valkyrie and more Spider-Gwen spotted in Avengers: Endgame? Black Widow with Scarlett Johansson: Plot, release date, cast, and more TV and Movies Comics 0
Listen Share To embed this piece of audio in your site, please use this code: Metro Screenshot The Downtown District’s Bob Eury presented his ideas for expanded park and ride service before Metro’s Strategic Planning Committee.The Management District’s Transportation Committee is floating a new plan called Metro MAX. The proposal includes seven-day-a-week service from Metro’s park and ride lots with commuter buses running in both directions. Speaking before Metro’s Strategic Planning Committee, District Executive Director Bob Eury said a lot of people who live downtown now actually work out in the suburbs.“And it’s not all sort of the way it’s been where I live in the suburbs and come to work in the central part of the city,” added Eury. “The game has changed on us at this point.”Metro board member Christof Spieler said Houston already has the infrastructure in place to implement some of those ideas fairly quickly.“I think it would be a very worthwhile thing for us to do, to basically corridor by corridor, look at where are the low-hanging fruits in moving to this,” explained Spieler.And Spieler added that the I-10 corridor might be a good place to start.“It would be really great to have a transit center at Gessner and I-10 so that buses can stop there on their way to the Energy Corridor, which adds another major employment center to the mix,” said Spieler. “I could see a Memorial City circulator bus.”Metro said it’s currently reviewing the Downtown District’s suggestions as it develops a new regional transit plan. CEO Tom Lambert said they’ve also brought TxDOT into the discussion. 00:00 /01:05 X
Telecom Slovenia reported quarterly revenues and operating profits that were both down year-on-year, but named its TV partnership with Antenna Group among its operating highlights for the first three months of 2013.Last month Telecom Slovenia formed a joint venture with European media investment firm Antenna Group to run a TV channel in Slovenia. The Planet TV network, which began transmitting a full programme schedule in November 2012, is to be 49% held by Telekom Slovenia, with Antenna taking the remaining 51%.In its quarterly earnings report, the firm said that expanding in the long term beyond traditional telecommunications activities to television, digital advertising, management services, cloud computing was important for operators to remain profitable.“The trend of declining revenues from traditional fixed and mobile telephony services continues. Telekom Slovenije’s revenues in the mobile segment were down primarily due to the migration of subscribers to new, less expensive packages that include a higher number of services,” said Telecom Slovenia.In the quarter the firm reported operating revenues of €190.5 million, down 1.7% year-on-year. Its operating profit amounted to €20.3 million, down 11%, however net profit was up slightly at €14.5 million.