Taking the Nelson Mandela Route

first_imgThe Nelson Mandela Route starts in the Eastern Cape, in King William’s Town, which began as a London-based Missionary Station in 1826 and provides a backdrop to early European influences in a struggle region of British, Boer and Xhosa conflicts.The town’s Amathole Museum has a Xhosa Gallery, Missionary Museum and German Settlers display. The grave of Black Consciousness leader Steve Biko is also in the town.The Mandela Route moves through Bhisho, home of the provincial government, and takes a scenic drive on the N2 to Mthatha, which hosts the Nelson Mandela Museum.The museum is a collection of heritage sectors spread across three locations: Qunu, Mveso and Mthatha. A display reflecting the life and times of Mandela can be found at the Bhunga Building section of the Nelson Mandela Museum in Mthatha.Mandela has received thousands of gifts from presidents, groups and ordinary people. Accepted on behalf of the people of South Africa, they are in safe-keeping at the museum for the benefit and appreciation of the nation. Artefacts ranging from children’s letters to bejeweled camel covers say more about the donors than their famous recipient.Scenes from Mandela’s childhoodThe second sector of the museum is the Community Museum and Youth & Heritage Centre in the village of Qunu, where Mandela spent his childhood.Here, tourists can view the remains of young Nelson’s primary school, the rock he used to slide down with friends, and the graveyard where his son, daughter and parents are buried – all set in the rolling hills of Pondoland, where Mandela grazed his family’s cattle.Alongside the N2 is Mandela’s current home, where he entertains a steady stream of people from the neighbouring village and holds an annual party for children on his birthday. A tunnel running under the N2 allows visitors to “cross” the road in safety.A thatched open-air museum at Mveso – the third sector of the Nelson Mandela Museum – shelters a photographic exhibition depicting significant moments in Mandela’s life. Nearby are the remains of the homestead where Mandela was born and raised.Free guided tours of all three sectors of the Nelson Mandela Museum can be arranged via the museum in Mthatha.The Mandela Route then moves back to East London, which has a museum housing a superb collection of southern Nguni beadwork.Staying on the trail of the man himself, one has to leave the Eastern Cape, as he did.Mandela in JohannesburgThe Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg is a state-of-the-art tribute to the rise and fall of apartheid. Twenty-two exhibition areas take the visitor on an emotional journey through a state-sanctioned system based on racial discrimination.It was put together on a seven-hectare site by a team of curators, film-makers, historians, designers and architects. Film footage, photographs, text panels and artefacts depict the epic saga of apartheid.Mandela’s humble house in Orlando West, Soweto has been turned into the Mandela Family Museum. It houses an assortment of memorabilia, paintings, photographs and collection of honorary doctorates bestowed on Mandela from universities around the world.This matchbox home at 8115 Ngakane Street was the abode that Mandela shared with his first wife, Evelyn Ntoko Mase. She moved out after their divorce in 1957, and when Winnie Madikizela married Mandela in 1958, she then moved into this Soweto home.Mandela seldom stayed here as he was living life on the run as the “black pimpernel”. Nearby is the Hector Pieterson Memorial to the schoolboy shot during the June 16 riots of 1976, as well as the home of Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu.Mandela’s larger-than-life character and famous “Madiba jive” are also captured in an outsize 6 metre statue at the upmarket shopping destination Nelson Mandela Square (formerly Sandton Square) – a prime photo opportunity for tourists.This famous builder of bridges between people has also had the largest cable-stayed bridge in southern Africa named after him. It links the Johannesburg central business district of Newtown and the northern parts of the city.Robben IslandFinally – or firstly? – to Robben Island, off the coastline of Cape Town.The famous prison has incarcerated indigenous African leaders, Muslim leaders from the East Indies, Dutch and British settler soldiers and civilians, women and anti-apartheid activists, including South Africa’s first democratic President, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela.Today it is a museum which acts as a focal point for South African heritage. Ex-political prisoners act as tour guides in a place of exile and imprisonment which epitomises the triumph of the human spirit over adversity.last_img read more

Apple Introduces iTunes 8 and New iPods

first_imgWhy Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… frederic lardinois new iPod Shufflepush notification for iPhoneone more thing…TV ShowsWith regards to TV shows on iTunes, Apple announced the availability of a select number of shows in HD, including Monk, The Office, and Heroes. Apple also announced the return of NBC to the iTunes store.iTunes 8The user interface of iTunes 8 only received minor cosmetic updates such as a flat album cover view and one-click automated playlist creation. The major addition to iTunes is the ‘Genius’ feature, that will make buying recommendation and suggest playlists based on your buying behavior and the music already in your library.Apple also announced that iTunes will start sending data about the songs you listen to and your music preferences back to Apple. This is an opt-in service and, according to Jobs, completely anonymous, but privacy advocates are surely going to take a very close look at this.iPodsClassic: The iPod Classic has been cut down to one model with 120GB. According to Jobs, most users only considered the 80GB model anyway.Nano: The Nano received a major design overhaul, with a curved glass front and a larger screen and a built-in accelerometer. The UI for the Nano is now similar to that of the iPhone/iPod touch.One nifty new feature: Thanks to the accelerometer, you can now just shake your nano and it will automatically go into shuffle mode.The nano can now play 24h of music and 4h of video.The new nano will cost $149 for 8GB and $199 for 16GB and should ship in the next few days. It’s available in a whole rainbow of colors:blue, purple, orange, green, and pink. It also looks as if the new headphones for the iPod’s have microphones, though it is not immediately clear why. We assume that all the iPods now have voice recording built-in by default.Ipod Touch: Apple also introduced a new iPod touch, which keeps the same design as the old one, but is a bit thinner and has a stainless steel rim with integrated volume controls on the side (hey – I want that for the iPhone as well!) and built-in speakers.Nike+ now comes standard with the iPod touch, though you would still need a transmitter for your shoes.According to Apple, the iPod touch can play 36hrs of music and 6hrs of video and the price points are: 8GB, $229, 16GB for $299, and a 32GB for $399.App StoreAccording to Jobs, 100 million apps have been downloaded from the store in only 60 days.Games: Apple is clearly trying to push the iPod/iPhone as a mobile gaming platform. Jobs stressed that there are now over 700 games available for the iPhone/iPod touch platform. To drive this point home, Phil Schiller demoed Spore Origins for the iPod (our review of Spore for the PC was mostly negative, but the iPhone game has gotten rave reviews so far). Phil also demoed ‘Real Soccer 2009’ and ‘Need for Speed,’ which both look like they are very good games as well.2.1 FirmwareThe updated firmware is available for the iPod touch for $9.99.For the iPhone, Apple promises that this updated fixes the problems with dropped calls and crashes in Safari and other applications that have plagued the phone from the beginning. iPhone users can also expect better battery life, though Jobs did not go into any specifics. Apple also promises that backups will now be considerably faster (right now, some users are experiencing backups that can take hours).The update will be available on Friday.SummaryOverall, this was a bit of a lackluster event. While the updates to iTunes and the ‘Genius’ feature are interesting, the updates to the iPod line were, at best, incremental. The new look of the iPod nano is nice (though surely some will complain about it as well), but also nothing too revolutionary. Apple, of course, is in a hard spot, where it is constantly expected to surprise us. This event didn’t hold many surprises, especially because 90% of the news had already leaked before the even even started.One thing that did surprise us was that Apple did not make any announcements about the availability of push notifications for the iPhone in the next release of the firmware. It could still be part of the update, but so far, there is no indication that this will indeed be the case. Tags:#Features#news#web Related Posts At Apple’s “Let’s Rock” special event today, Steve Jobs introduced a new version of iTunes, the availability of HD TV shows for the American market, a new design for the iPod Nano and iPod touch, as well as a major update for the iPhone/iPod touch firmware. According to Jobs, Apple has sold 160 million iPods worldwide and now holds 73.4% of the market in the US.center_img Some things we didn’t see: Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Lautaro: ‘This cannot happen’

first_img Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/ Lautaro Martinez was visibly upset after a 3-2 defeat to Borussia Dortmund. “Inter were a completely different team after the break. This cannot happen.” The Argentine is the first Inter player to score in three consecutive Champions League games since Samuel Eto’o reached four in 2010. He had opened the scoring, followed by a Matias Vecino goal, but the 2-0 lead at half-time made little difference. “We did really well in the first half, but were a completely different team in the second. Perhaps we showed a lack of maturity, as we changed entirely after the break,” Lautaro told Sky Sport Italia. “It wasn’t physical, it was a lack of concentration and the drop-off in intensity more than anything else. We were leading 2-0, we cannot lose 3-2. It cannot happen. We need to mature and grow to play at this level. “We have not lost hope of qualifying, we’ve been trailing since the start in this group, but we can do it.”last_img read more

Habitat For Humanity LA To Honor Magic Johnson

first_imgHabitat For Humanity of Greater Los Angeles (Habitat LA) will celebrate its 25th Anniversary at the Los Angeles Builders Ball.Habitat LA will honor its construction and real estate counterparts for their shared commitment to building a greater Los Angeles. Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be recognized for the transformative impact he has made on the landscape of Los Angeles through his work with Canyon Johnson Urban Funds, Magic Johnson Enterprises and Guggenheim Partners. Other confirmed honorees include Bank of America, Bernards, and Gary and Sarah Siegel Magness.The LA Builders Ball will take place on Wednesday, October 14 at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel from 6pm-9pm. Sponsorships are available now here.Los Angeles is one of the least affordable cities for housing in the U.S. resulting in too many hardworking, low-income Angelenos living in unhealthy, substandard housing. Habitat LA is partnering with families and individuals to help them purchase homes with affordable mortgages. Over the past six years, Habitat LA has invested more than $100 million into neighborhoods across greater Los Angeles to improve housing stock, increase the local tax base and provide a stable environment for children, which research indicates leads to higher academic achievement.“It is an honor to be recognized by Habitat LA, an organization that is doing great work addressing a critical need in Los Angeles,” says Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Chairman and CEO of Magic Johnson Enterprises. “Habitat LA is building stronger communities and hope for a brighter future.”“With the support of sponsors, volunteers and our homeowners we have helped nearly 4,000 Angelenos improve their lives through affordable housing over the past 25 years,” says Erin Rank, Habitat LA President and CEO. “We believe the time is right to build on this momentum by joining forces with like-minded partners such as Earvin ‘Magic’ Johnson, Bank of America, Bernards and The Gary D. Magness Foundation to make an even greater impact over the next five years.”Over the next five years Habitat LA plans to invest an additional $100 million to build, rehabilitate and repair hundreds of more homes for families, children, veterans and people with disabilities. Proceeds from the LA Builders Ball will support an exciting vision to revitalize neighborhoods and communities in order to create better educational opportunities for children and help break the cycle of poverty.Find out more herelast_img read more

‘Watch out for role of regional parties’

first_imgKandi/Jangipur: Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee launched an all-out attack against the BJP at Kandi and Jangipur rallies on Wednesday. Stating that the regional parties would play a vital role to form the government at the Centre, the Chief Minister added: “The BJP will be voted out of power and the Congress will not be able to form the government singly. The BJP will not get more than 100 seats.”Addressing two rallies at Kandi and Jangipur, she maintained: “The BJP will get zero seats in Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha. Moreover, if they get fewer seats in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan as well, how will they become the hero in the 2019 election,” she said. Jangipur will vote on April 23 while Berhampur will go to polls on April 29. In 2014, Congress candidates had won both the Berhampur and Jangipur seats. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari PujaBanerjee alleged that RSS and BJP are backing the Congress candidates in these seats and maintained: “The RSS is trying to buy votes. If you see them distributing money, take their photographs and send us. The RSS has no work and they are here to create division among people.” The Chief Minister further said people had lost respect for political leaders and had developed fear in the mind about them. “People are scared of the BJP leaders. The moment you go against them, agencies such as CBI, ED and DRI will harass you. People have never seen a political party with so much vengeance ever. See their body language, it is scary,” she said. Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highwayTalking about DMK leader K Kanimozhi, whose residence was recently searched by the Income Tax officials, she said: “They sent the Income Tax department officials to the house of (DMK chief) M K Stalin’s sister Kanimozhi to conduct raids. He is harassing (Telugu Desam Party chief) Chandrababu Naidu and Jaganmohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh and (Janata Dal-Secular leader) H D Kumaraswamy in Karnataka. “Even Arvind Kejriwal, Mayawatiji or Akhilesh (Yadav) have not been spared. Lalu Prasad has been put to jail. He is harassing everyone. People of Bengal are still living in peace because we are here,” Banerjee said.last_img read more

Ameryst Alston selected 24th overall in WNBA draft

OSU senior guard Ameryst Alston (14) dribbles the ball during a game against Nebraska on Feb. 18 at the Schottenstein Center. Credit: Samantha Hollingshead | Photo EditorMany dream, but only few get the opportunity to play the game they love for a living. After a successful four years stepping on the court for the Ohio State women’s basketball program, Ameryst Alston will now have the chance to do just that.Alston, a 5-foot-9 combo guard, was selected as the No. 24 overall pick in the second round of the 2016 WNBA draft Thursday evening by the New York Liberty. With the WNBA’s season beginning June 5, Alston will move out to New York City to begin the new chapter in her basketball career.As a Buckeye, Alston was an essential piece to the roster, immediately having an impact on the team’s success when she arrived to Columbus.Not only did Alston help lead the Scarlet and Gray to wins, but also solidified her name in the program’s record books.To start, Alston scored her 2,000th career point in her senior campaign, finishing as the No. 4 scorer in program history with 2,165 total points. She also ranks No. 7 in career assists with 455 and No. 3 in games played with 134.The Canton native was recognized throughout her collegiate career at the conference and national levels. Alston was selected to the All-Big Ten freshman team her first year with OSU, honored on the All-Big Ten first team three times and earned national player of the week for the week of Feb. 15.Alston is the first Buckeye to get drafted in the WNBA since Samantha Prahalis in 2012, who was selected as the sixth overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury. read more

Germany receives Manuel Neuer as he plans for World Cup games

first_imgThe Bayern Munich star goalkeeper strives to overcome a fractured foot he suffered last September so he would be able to lead his nation to Russia in few weeks.Manuel Neuer stepped up his comeback from injury with Germany by playing an impressive 30 minutes in a test match after eight-month lay-off for Germany U20s.While Neuer was away, Joachim Low took Barcelona shot-stopper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen, leaving him with a tough predicament. Although Bernd Leno and Kevin Trapp are the other options in Die Mannschaft’s provisional squad, one of those two set will be cut on Monday on FIFA’s deadline for final squads.The 32-year-old was only beaten by Thomas Muller from the penalty spot and a strike from Julian Draxler in the test match.RB Leipzig, Bayern Munich, Robert LewadowskiMatch Preview: RB Leipzig vs Bayern Munich Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 RB Leipzig will have the chance to prove their title-winning capabilities when they host Bayern Munich today at 18:30 (CET).Germany’s assistant coach Thomas Schneider hailed Neuer’s impressive saves saying via The Sun:“He faced some shots on goal and made a few very good saves.“It is another step in the right direction.”last_img read more

BAHAMAS Digital system being explored for the courts

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp#Bahamas, January 15, 2018 – Nassau –  A digital recording system is being investigated for use in the Courts.   In his address at the ceremonies to officially open the Legal Year, Thursday, January 11, 2018, Acting Chief Justice Stephen Isaacs said the new system would bring some “relief” to Magistrates.“This has a lot of potential especially when it is considered that Magistrate’s Courts, in particular, can only engage stenographers on request.  That means that the recording of the evidence, submissions, exchanges between bench and bar are recorded by hand,” said Acting Chief Justice Isaacs.He explained that the stenographers in the Magistrate’s Court were removed years ago on the expectation that voice recording systems would be purchased and installed.“When the stenographers were removed, the work of the Magistrates was adversely affected.  The hand-written record is far slower to produce than a stenographic record.   This not only adversely affected the Magistrates but it slowed down the pace of trials and appeals being disposed of.”Acting Chief Justice Isaacs remarked that the exploration which is being conducted with the assistance of the United States Embassy is “anxiously” awaited. Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Release: BISlast_img read more

Vibe Kills Its Magazine Again

first_imgToday, Capital New York reported that Spin Media–to almost nobody’s surprise–ceased the print production of Vibe.The company acquired the suffering brand from Yucaipa Companies in April 2013 through an equity exchange with no cash on the table. At the time of the acquisition, many expected Vibe‘s print future to have the same fate as Spin, which shut down its print operation shortly after it was bought by BuzzMedia (later rebranded as Spin Media). In addition to the killing the print magazine, CEO Stephen Blackwell confirmed that the company also reduced its workforce by 14 percent, laying off 19 staffers who were mostly tied to Vibe. According to Capital New York, the video, photo and sales departments suffered most of the attrition. The magazine’s circulation was much smaller than its digital audience. At one time the magazine reached around a million readers but, as of late, that number has been reduced by about three-quarters. Online, however, Vibe still has a strong presence. Blackwell claims that the site attracts around six or seven million UVs every month, and its following on Facebook alone is north of one million. Vibe has had a tumultuous past. Quincy Jones launched the magazine in 1993 in a partnership with Time Inc. A few years later it was sold to Miller Publishing, then sold again in 2006 to The Wicks Group. In 2009 it shut down for a brief period until InterMedia Partners made and investment to resurrect the magazine, along with Magic Johnson and, eventually, Ron Burkle’s Yucaipa Companies pitching in. A source who used to work for the magazine tells FOLIO:, “They should have never brought it back [from its 2009 hiatus]. To me, it’s like Weekend at Bernie’s, watching someone carry around a cadaver and pretending it’s alive.”last_img read more

On Location New Orleans Takes You To Birthplace Of Jazz And Bounce

first_img Facebook NETWORK ERRORCannot Contact ServerRELOAD YOUR SCREEN OR TRY SELECTING A DIFFERENT VIDEO Oct 11, 2018 – 12:21 pm On Location: New Orleans VIDEO// On Location: New Orleans location-new-orleans-takes-you-birthplace-jazz-and-bounce News ‘On Location: New Orleans’ Takes You To Birthplace Of Jazz And Bounce Email Twitter In this installment of ‘On Location,’ learn more about the home of bounce music through its artists, culture and foodJennifer VelezGRAMMYs Oct 11, 2018 – 12:23 pm You’ve heard the bounce beat or bounce icons like Big Freedia and the late Magnolia Shorty on Beyoncé’s “Formation” and Drake’s “In My Feelings.” Now, the Recording Academy’s original music travel series On Location will take you to the birthplace of it all: New Orleans. Behind the hip-hop genre that has caught the attention of heavy-hitters like Drake and Beyoncé, is a city known for being the birthplace of Jazz, its French influence and culinary richness. On Location: New Orleans will introduce you to the city and artists that have been inspired by it all and have helped developed its sound.On the first episode New Orleans’ very own Dana Blair fills in for host Charlie Travers and takes you to Sportsman’s Corner in the French Quarter to meet first lady of Master P’s No Limit Records, Mia X, who co-owns the New Orleans gem. Mia X talks about bounce’s rise. “To see it go from 28 years ago and see now we have the whole world dancing, to what we say, the beat,” New Orleans rapper Mia X told the Recording Academy. “But they got to come to New Orleans to really get their shake on.”Meet other bounce producers, artists and pioneers in this On Location series. Go ‘On Location’ In Los Angeles With Moby, Jade Novah, Nick Hexum & Morelast_img read more