Magnificent four bedroom Ramelton property on the market for €525,000

first_imgA magnificent four bedroom (2 en-suite) home with an overall c.3000 sq ft including the attached garage is on the market for €525,000. Built-in 2001, this opulent home is finished to high standard and quality throughout. It boasts beautiful panoramic views from it’s with the captivating 1.5-acre site and is only a short two-minute drive from the village of Ramelton.Viewing is highly recommended and strictly by appointment only.You can view the full listing, including more photographs of the property, by Brendan McGlynn Associates here.Magnificent four bedroom Ramelton property on the market for €525,000 was last modified: July 7th, 2019 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Selebi elected to head Interpol

first_img12 October 2004South African National Police Commissioner Jackie Selebi was elected the new president of Interpol at the end of the international agency’s 73rd general assembly in Cancun, Mexico on Friday.Interpol, founded in 1923 to help police fight trans-border crime, is the world’s largest international police organisation, with 181 member countries on five continents.Selebi, who was Interpol vice-president for Africa, was elected by a vote of 89 to 31 over Mexican nominee Genaro Garcia Luna, director of the Mexican Federal Agency for Investigations.Selebi is the first African to hold the post, taking over from Spaniard Jesus Espigares Mira, who was at Interpol’s helm since 2000.Selebi’s role during his four-year term will include chairing meetings of Interpol’s executive committee, which supervises the implementation of decisions taken at the body’s general assembly.In accepting his election, Selebi said one of his priorities would be to help strengthen weaker regions among Interpol’s 182 member countries.“We need to ensure that areas such as the Caribbean and Africa become part and parcel of the organisation, and we need to accrue benefits from their membership”, Selebi said.“As President of Interpol, I am ready to serve all members of the international police community in every area of crime-fighting.”Interpol ended its general assembly with a call for wider data access for the world’s police, saying the fight against international crime and terrorism would be more efficient “if international police information can be shared at all levels – local, regional and international”.Interpol offers police in its member countries a range of services and databases to fight international crime, including wanted persons notices, a variety of databases – including fingerprints, stolen travel documents, stolen vehicles and child abuse images – criminal analysis services and anti-terrorism reporterlast_img read more

African broadband to rise 500%

first_imgThe web of cables that will connect Africato the rest of the world by 2011.(Image: Pyramid Research)MEDIA CONTACTS• Pyramid Research+ 1 617 871 1900• Europe, Middle East, Africa Office+ 44 20 7560 4471• North America Office+ 1 206 288 5980• Latin America Office+ 1 305 629 3615• Asia Pacific Office+ 1 617 871 1900• Customer••• reporterAfrica is set for a new revolution – in broadband. Twelve new undersea cables set to go online over the next two years will quintuple the continent’s international bandwidth, reduce the number of unconnected coastal countries from 19 to one, and drop tariffs by up to 72%.This is according to Africa Connects: Undersea Cables to Drive an African Broadband Boom, a report released in August by Pyramid Research, a telecoms research company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Download an excerpt of the report here. (Registration required.)According to the report, the 12 cables – five major ones and seven smaller – planned for launch between the third quarter of 2009 and mid-2011 will remove the most serious obstacle preventing internet service providers from exploiting Africa’s unmet demand for broadband services.“Through the end of second quarter 2009, 40% of continental Africa’s 47 nations had no direct cable connections at all, forcing operators to rely on expensive satellite links,” said Dearbhla McHenry, analyst at Pyramid Research and author of the report.“The combination of heavy reliance on satellite and monopoly control of local access to undersea cables meant that prices were also astronomical: Rates for SAT-3, for example, are about US$4 500 to US$12 000 per megabyte per second per month, which is more than 20 times more expensive than bandwidth prices in the US.”By 2011, total African international cable capacity will have increased by 500% from about 6 terabytes per second (tbps) to about 34tbps.This will stimulate competition in most markets, prompting a cost reduction of up to 72% and radically increasing fixed and mobile broadband penetration from 0.7% in 2008 to 3.0% in 2014.Although new entrants and smaller players will be able to compete much more effectively, thanks to easier and cheaper access to international bandwidth, the report says satellite operators are likely to lose much of their current subscriber base.Existing operators will have to act carefully to ensure that they compensate for inevitable price cuts with a greater number of wholesale clients and individual subscribers.Fears of hypercompetition and dangerous price wars are overblown for most markets, McHenry says, particularly as the fixed markets in most African countries are still awaiting full liberalisation and true competition. But in markets where bandwidth will increase drastically and where the regulatory environment is liberal, the flood of new international capacity may cause some market turmoil.“By early 2011, we expect that more than half of all African markets will have 3G, while broadband coverage is increasing daily via both wireless and wireline technologies,” McHenry said.“We forecast that total broadband adoption in Africa will increase at a compound annual growth rate of 28% from 2009 to 2013, as increased competition in the international bandwidth market brings down prices and as new cables support the corresponding increase in demand.”Africa Connects: Undersea Cables to Drive an African Broadband Boom is part of Pyramid Research’s Africa and the Middle East Telecom Insider report series. The report is priced at $595 and can be bought online or by contacting Amalia Vega at read more

Transforming SA’s wine industry

first_imgThe goal of the Wijn de Caab Trust isto break the legacy of poverty anddependency. Improved quality oflife and education were identifiedas the best ways to achieve this.(Image: Solms-Delta) The Museum van de Caab, housed in theoriginal wine cellar on the farm whichdates back to 1740, is part of therenewal project at Solms-Delta.(Image: Solms-Delta) One of the goals of the trust is to developlocal music talent and draw attention tothe rich musical heritage of the ruralWestern Cape.(Image: Solms-Delta)MEDIA CONTACTS • Solms-Delta +27 21 874 3937RELATED ARTICLES• Preserving memories of Antarctica• Mandela message to spread • PE launches heritage walk• Celebrating Soweto’s heritage • Local Xhosa heritage goes global Wilma den HartighSolms-Delta wine farm, near the village of Franschhoek in the Cape Winelands Region, is leading transformation in the wine industry through its farmworker empowerment programmes.Its approach to nation-building, transformation and development of farmworkers and their families has earned Solms-Delta the reputation of being one of the country’s most progressive wine estates.When South African-born Mark Solms – a world-renowned neuropsychologist, co-founder of Solms-Delta and driving force behind the worker empowerment trusts – assumed custodianship of the estate, his dream was to achieve more than just re-establishing its vineyards and cellars.His vision was to bring about real change for the residents of Solms-Delta and confront the social and economic problems in South Africa’s farming sector, starting with understanding the history of the 320-year old estate.The story of Solms-Delta is typical of so many of the farms in the area.“This farm was established by slave labour and the descendants of those slaves are still living here. This is what Solms-Delta is all about,” he says, adding that when he came back to South Africa after working overseas, he wanted to contribute to the redevelopment of the country.A partnership between Mark Solms and British philanthropist, Richard Astor, led to the implementation of a unique approach to deal with the social realities of South African agriculture.Two trusts were established to support the development of the estate’s historically disadvantaged residents and employees.The Wijn de Caab TrustThe goal of the Wijn de Caab Trust is to break the legacy of poverty and dependency. Improved quality of life and education were identified as the best ways to achieve this.“The single biggest investment is in education for the next generation,” Solms says.The trust offers financial support for primary, secondary and tertiary education, as well as an adult education programme. Having access to quality education is a key priority for the founders of the trust.“The vast majority of children at Solms-Delta attend fee-paying schools that can give them the sort of education that I would have taken for granted as a child, he says.Craig MacGillivray, CEO of Solms-Delta, says that their goal is for children to receive education that will help them create a future outside the farm.The Kleinhandjies (Afrikaans for little hands) crèche provides children with a nurturing environment in which they are prepared for primary school. Seven qualified teachers from the area teach at the school. In the afternoon, school-going children receive additional educational support at the after-care centre.The trust also provides bursary support for children who want to pursue tertiary education.High-quality medical care is another important service of the trust and all the programmes are overseen by a full-time social worker.MacGillivray says that Alcohol Foetal Syndrome (AFS), which is a widespread problem in the wine industry, is one of their biggest challenges. The trust also caters for the needs of children born with AFS by providing them with remedial support.Housing benefits also form part of the trust. Profits from wine sales have been used to build and refurbish comfortable homes for all residents on the farm and to create recreational facilities.The founders of Solms-Delta wanted to ensure that every employee has an interest in making the farm a success. To this end, the Wijn de Caab Trust grants residents and employees an equal, one-third, share in Solms-Delta.The Delta TrustIn 2007 the Astor and Solms families established the Delta Trust to continue the process of nation-building and transformation through educational, cultural, sport and social programmes.One of the goals of the trust is to develop local music talent and draw attention to the rich musical heritage of the rural Western Cape. The project is also proving to be a form of social therapy in the community.With financial support of the trust, ongoing research into the Cape’s musical heritage has been made possible.Adriaan Brand, trumpeter of the well-known band Springbok Nude Girls, manages the Music van de Caab Project. “Music has become a huge part of Solms-Delta. There is a wonderful rich tapestry of music styles that emerged from the Cape and the project has really changed people’s lives in ways I would have never dreamt,” Solms says.As an unintended consequence of the project, various traditional music ensembles have also developed in the area.Preserving the pastIn addition to transforming the lives of the Solms-Delta farmworker community, the founders of the estate also wanted to preserve the history of the farm for future generations.“One thing we did on this farm was face up to its history,” Solms says.The Museum van de Caab, housed in the original wine cellar on the farm which dates back to 1740, is part of the renewal project at Solms-Delta. The aim of establishing the museum was not only to remember history, but also to change it.Tracey Randle, Solms-Delta’s resident historian, says that the emphasis of the museum project is to tell the story of the farm through the voices of individual people.“History is about ordinary people and uncovering the story of the farm and the people who lived here is what the museum is all about,” Randle says.It honours the farm’s slave heritage through moving displays and personal stories of the people who lived on the farm many years ago.The museum contextualises the story of the farm in relation to the history of South Africa. It covers the history of the estate, both chronologically and thematically, starting with the early human settlers on the farm, the pre-colonial pastoral usage of the land, the establishment of private ownership through colonial viticulture, slavery and apartheid and the establishment of democracy in South Africa.Uncovering the story of Solms-Delta was a complex process. Randle spent many hours exploring the national archives in Cape Town, which are the oldest in the country dating back 350 years.Archaeological excavations on the farm were also undertaken and it yielded fascinating discoveries of a Later Stone Age settlement site and foundations of a 1680s hunting lodge, one of the oldest buildings in the Western Cape.They also found many stone tools, artefacts and pieces of Chinese and Japanese porcelain, which are now housed in the museum.Sincere effort“The challenge of managing a trust of this nature is to show people that we are sincere about what we are doing,” says Charlotte van Zyl, administrator of the Wijn de Caab and Delta Trusts.“We are using this farm to fix this little piece of South Africa,” Solms said.last_img read more

R1bn investment sees new Corolla roll off the line

first_img5 February 2014 Toyota South Africa Motors on Monday started full production of the new Toyota Corolla – the 11th generation of the world’s best-selling car – following a R1-billion investment in its Prospecton manufacturing plant in Durban. Toyota South Africa Motors CEO Johan van Zyl said the company’s R1-billion investment was the second to be announced in the current phase of a capital expansion programme that started with a R363-million new parts distribution centre in Gauteng province in 2012. This followed a R8-billion investment programme that was completed in 2008 and that saw Toyota’s local production capacity increase to 220 000 units. In December, the company celebrated the production of its 1-millionth South African produced Corolla. “It is hard to believe that a mere two generations of the Corolla ago we were a manufacturing operation with South Africa as our sole market,” Van Zyl said in a statement. “Today the Corolla, a good example of leading-edge technology, is manufactured in high volumes for both the local and the export markets.” The new Corolla will be built in both left- and right-hand drive variants for the local and sub-Saharan Africa export markets. Van Zyl said the South African automotive industry’s transformation from local manufacturing and assembly operations to globally focussed manufacturing facilities was due in large part to the successful implementation of the government’s Motor Industry Development Programme (MIDP), which was designed to encourage high-volume local manufacturing and export programmes. “The environment created by the MIDP, and subsequently the challenges posed by the new Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), allows vehicle manufacturing facilities to invest in long-term projects that have long investment horizons,” he said. “The decision to invest in the production of the new Toyota Corolla was one taken well in advance of the start of production and one that considered the future economic prospects of South Africa and that of major Corolla export markets. “We believe that despite the current economic slowdown and currency pressures, the South African built Corolla will prove to be a good long-term investment.” SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

Ohio State Fair 2018 Sale of Champions results

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Grand Champion Swiss Cheese representing the seven dairy championsExhibited by:Marissa Topp, Shelby CountyAubree Topp, Shelby CountyKris Ackley, Logan CountyMadeline Topp, Auglaize CountyMadeline Topp, Auglaize County, Supreme ShowmanKeaton Topp, Shelby CountyDrake Tompkins, Morgan CountyAbigayle Dicke, Mercer CountyKinley Topp, Shelby County, Supreme ShowmanSale price: NEW RECORD $28,000Cap: $3,000Purchased by: AG Boogher and Sons S & S Volvo and GMC TrucksGrand Champion Market TurkeyExhibitor: Myah Jones, Clinton CountySale price: $14,500Cap: $3,000Purchased by: Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association, Kale Marketing, Cooper Farms, R.D. Jones ExcavatingGrand Champion Market GoatExhibitor: Ava Shroyer, Logan CountySale price: $11,000Cap: $5,000Purchased by: Kroger CompanyGrand Champion Market ChickensExhibitor: Allison Davis, Carroll CountySale price: $14,000Cap: $6,000Purchased by: The Kroger Company, Gerber PoultryReserve Grand Champion Market ChickensExhibitor: Meghan O’Reilly, Geauga CountySale price: $10,000Cap: $4,000Purchased by: The Kroger Company, Gerber PoultryGrand Champion Market LambExhibitor: Grant Johnson, Wayne CountySale price: $21,000Cap: $7,000Purchased by: Kroger CompanyReserve Grand Champion Market LambExhibitor: Bailee Amstutz, Union CountySale price: $14,000Cap: $10,000Purchased by: Steven R. Rauch, Inc.Grand Champion Market BarrowExhibitor: Matthew Butterfield, Butler CountySale price: $48,000Cap: $10,000Purchased by: MeijerReserve Grand Champion Market BarrowExhibitor: Grant Adams, Mercer CountySale price: NEW RECORD $33,000Cap: $7,000Purchased by: Bob Evans Farms, Event Marketing Strategies, Huffman’s Market, Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, Ohio Harness Horseman’s Association, and Kale MarketingGrand Champion Market BeefExhibitor: Caden Jones, Allen CountySale price: $41,500Cap: $22,000Purchased by: Steven R. Rauch, Inc.Reserve Grand Champion Market BeefExhibitor: Carver Gostomsky, Darke CountySale price: $20,000Cap: $11,000Purchased by: Kroger Companylast_img read more

The Xenia Effect in corn

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Matt Hutcheson, CCA, Product Manager, Seed Consultants, Inc. The Xenia Effect refers to the effect of foreign pollen on kernel characteristics. Cross-pollination occurs in corn because it is a monecious, which means that it has both male (the tassel) and female (the ear) flowers on a single plant. The Xenia effect occurs when pollen from the tassel of one corn variety moves from one field to another, landing on the silks of another variety which fertilizes and produces. The picture above is an example of the Xenia effect, found by SC agronomists. Flint corn was planted a short distance from a field of hybrid dent corn. Both the flint corn and dent corn were flowering at the same time, allowing the flint corn to pollinate some kernels on the dent ears. The cross-pollination exhibited by the Xenia Effect can influence testing procedures and production of specialty corn crops.last_img read more

FLOW celebrates Education Week 2017 giving back to over 500 kids

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp ALERT # 2 ON POTENTIAL TROPICAL CYCLONE NINE ISSUED BY THE BAHAMAS DEPARTMENT OF METEOROLOGY THURSDAY 12TH SEPTEMBER, 2019 AT 9 PM EDT The Luxury of Grace Bay in Down Town Provo Related Items:#magneticmedianews Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img Turks and Caicos, March 6, 2017 – Providenciales – In honor of Education Week 2017, FLOW TCI has partnered with the largest public school in the TCI, Oseta Jolly Primary, to provide lunch packaged in FLOW branded lunch kits for the lower grade students and drawstring backpacks for the higher grade students.Present at the school was Mrs. Delleriece Hall, Country Manager for FLOW TCI, Mr. Darron Hilaire, Marketing Communications Executive and other excited and enthused team members.  “In order to ensure success, you have to be equipped with the right tools. We as a team, therefore, thought it necessary to celebrate with the little learners at Oseta Jolly during EW17 to equip them be successful in their learning process,” says Hall.The students and teachers were thrilled for their presence and partnership as the team is always a source of motivation to the school family.   Hilaire added, “It is a joy to be able to see the humility and appreciation from students when we do our part in giving back. We were delighted to able to bring such an experience to the students at Oseta Jolly to kick of EW17.”Principal Mrs. Rachel Handfield, thanked Flow for their continous support of the school and their support of Education Week 2017.  We would like to take this opportunity to wish all students and teachers throughout the TCI, a joy filled and encouraging week.#MagneticMediaNews Recommended for you Electricity Cost of Service Study among the big agenda items at September 11 Cabinet meetinglast_img read more

IT TAKES 5 SECONDS Vote For WHS Football To Get Featured On

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Vote HERE so the Wilmington High Football Team can be spotlighted by Boston 25 News this Friday night.Take a few seconds and vote for the Wilmington/Stoneham game as the Boston 25 News “Game of the Week.”  Sportscaster Tom Leyden will report live from the Game of the Week during Boston 25 News at 5pm and 6pm and will also air highlights on Boston 25 News at 11pm.  Extended highlights and reaction from the game will follow on Facebook immediately after the newscast.Voting ends Wednesday, October 17 at 11pm.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… Related1st Annual Cornhole Battle Of The WHS Football Alumni Set For September 21In “Community”VOLUNTEERS NEEDED: WCTV Looking For Camera Operators & Commentators For WHS Fall SportsIn “Community”WHS Football Team To Hold Fundraiser At Woburn’s Jake ‘n Joes On September 12In “Community”last_img read more

YouTube showed a link to 911 info on Notre Dame fire videos

first_img Now playing: Watch this: Why in the world is @YouTube putting information about 9/11 underneath the Notre Dame livestream from @FRANCE24?(Especially since it seems like, at least right now, ongoing renovations are the most likely cause, no indication of terror)— Joshua Benton (@jbenton) April 15, 2019 Tech Industry Share your voice 0 Tags Google requiring full benefits for temps, YouTube sat…center_img Google Alphabet Inc. Post a comment 1:10 YouTube has stopped showing the 9/11 link. CNET While the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris burned on Monday, YouTube placed a link under live coverage of the fire to information about the 9/11 attacks. The link, which YouTube said was placed under videos by mistake, was eventually removed. The video site’s algorithms may have misinterpreted the imagery from the videos as footage from the World Trade Center tragedy. “Last year, we launched information panels with links to third-party sources like Encyclopedia Britannica and Wikipedia for subjects subject to misinformation,” a YouTube spokesman said in a statement. “These panels are triggered algorithmically and our systems sometimes make the wrong call. We are disabling these panels for livestreams related to the fire.” The information panel gave basic information on the 9/11 attacks and linked to an entry from the Encyclopedia Britannica.  “September 11 attacks, also called 9/11 attacks, series of airline hijackings and suicide attacks committed in 2001 by 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda against targets in the United States, the deadliest terrorist attacks on American soil in U.S. history,” the panel read.The panel mishap comes as YouTube, which is owned by Google, faces intense criticism over the unintended consequences of its algorithms. The site has received blowback for its recommendation algorithms, which some have argued could lead some viewers toward videos with fringe or extremist viewpoints. last_img read more