Without warning… nature

first_img Free webinar for job seekers on best interview answers, hosted by Goodwill June 11 WOW, I also would like the method to keep the poison from causing damage! I have seen and heard rattlesnakes during my lifetime, but never had one that seemed ready to strike, unless I got closer. I never tried to harm one either. Except one I killed that was close to a set of benches used by a lot of students I was teaching. They were out there and wondered why I killed the snake. It was because the snake had just come out of a gopher hole, only about 10 feet away! One of the students skinned the snake and had the skin tanned by Tandy. He ended up selling the tanned skin for $125.00. Another student took the skinned snake and offered it up the next day as cooked samples! I politely declined! February 11, 2020 at 11:56 pm Ahh Don, and you turned those delicious butter fried rattlesnooke niblets down! Shame on you! Oh well, some folks just don’t appreciate good cooking. Chaz CSG Reply February 10, 2020 at 6:48 am NH February 9, 2020 at 9:01 am February 14, 2020 at 1:03 pm Reply charles towne Amazing story…especially that you lived to tell it!! God has blessed you greatly and continues to do so. It is unfortunate for both animals and humans, when we cross paths and something terrible happens. The animal, in this case, a snake, was only doing what God had programmed him to do….strike and protect himself.So glad everything turned outwell for both involved! I’msure we will eventually hearthe “rest of the story”…..asPaul Harvey used to say.Stay safe, Chuck!God bless you! A FRIEND 12 COMMENTS charles towne February 10, 2020 at 1:04 am Reply Reply February 12, 2020 at 10:29 pm February 14, 2020 at 5:32 pm Reply February 12, 2020 at 7:44 pm InspirationBy Charles TowneHe was warm and for the moment that was all that was important. Lying in the grass as he was he was well hidden though there were not many that would dare to intrude upon his solitude.   In his six years of life he had rarely been threatened by another predator.  There was that time when he was about a year old and eighteen inches in length that the red shouldered hawk had thought to dine on him.  The only thing that saved him that day was the fact that the grass was deep, thus impeding the hungry hawk’s plunging attack.  Everything in his life was governed by instinct. When he was hungry he went in search of food. This food questing was always a result of instinct as were those times that he had met and mated with another of his kind.  When forest fire threatened it was instinct that drove him down a nearby gopher tortoise burrow and when the chill of winter embraced the land he sought the warmth of that same burrow, driven by that same primitive life force, instinct.  Now four and a half feet long and heavy bodied he had few if any natural enemies and in another day, or two at the most and he would be able to see again.  The most vulnerable time in a snake’s life is when it is preparing to cast off its old skin.  During this shedding time the snake loses its usual glossy sheen and becomes pale and dull but its vulnerability comes from being almost blind at the time of shedding.  All snakes shed periodically and as the old skin becomes loose the entire outer layer, including the old eye coverings or lenses, separate and at this time they become opaque, rendering the snake almost blind until that time when he sheds and his eyesight is restored once again.  As in the case of our friend he may shed as many as six, even seven times in the course of a year, all dependent upon the abundance of food for as he eats he grows and as he grows he has to shed for his skin does not grow with him.  Each time that he sheds he adds a new segment to his rattles thus it is impossible to tell a rattlesnake’s age by the number of sections in his rattle. As he lays there he senses a nearby movement.  His black forked tongue extrudes out and again, by instinct, is instantly withdrawn.  Faster than thought, faster than a snakes strike, the forked tip is inserted into the twin orifices of the Jacobsen’s organ in the roof of his mouth.  From this unconscious act he is informed by a combination of taste and smell that whatever is drawing near is warm blooded and much too large for him to eat.  Whatever the animal is it foolishly draws near.He prepares to defend himself. He attempts to warn the intruder but for some reason it does not heed this warning.   Though almost blind he can still see movement as a dull blur and again, by deadly unerring instinct, mouth agape, he strikes.I had no clue that the diamondback rattlesnake was there until he hit me. The shock of the strike was almost like being struck with a fist and then almost instantly there was that telltale burning sensation indicating deep envenomation and a bad bite.Not that there is ever such a thing as a good bite from a poisonous snake.  A large diamondback rattlesnake such as the one that struck me would have fangs three quarters of an inch in length and he could dump a pretty good dose of venom in your system so I knew that I was in trouble the moment I was struck.Why had I not heard his rattle?  Rarely do rattlers fail to warn an intruder but I had heard nothing, why?There he was, coiled in that typical defensive position, ready for another strike.  It was then that I understood why I had failed to hear him. The end of his tail was up and shaking with great vigor but it wasn’t making a sound?  This diamondback rattlesnake was completely devoid of his rattles. No early warning system! Obviously, as sometimes happens, his rattles had become dry and brittle and had broken away, leaving him as I found him – less his rattles.The diamondback was where he belonged, in the deep woods. I was the intruder.The cause for my being bitten was some hiker had thoughtlessly thrown away a piece of trash and as I bent to pick it up my hand was placed within the snakes striking range.  I walked away and ended up in the hospital which is another story. Hopefully Mr. Diamondback is still there but with a new set of rattles. Charles Towne is first and foremost a Christian. An octogenarian, author, journalist, wildlife photographer, naturalist, caregiver, and survivor, his life has been and continues to be, a never-ending adventure filled with possibilities never imagined. He has adopted the philosophy that to Live fully, laugh uproariously, love passionately, and learn like there is no tomorrow, is a formula for a long and joy-filled life. February 10, 2020 at 2:14 am February 9, 2020 at 11:56 am Reply Ahh, Richard my ol’ buddy, yes, my mama done tol’ me I better be good, but as usual I didn’t pay any attention an’ because I didn’t pay any attention, boy did I get bit. I got bit by big stuff, an’ I got bit by middle sized stuff, an’ I got bit by little stuff, an’ I got bit by stuff that I didn’t know there was such stuff. My mama always prayed that Papa God would cure her little boy of what seemed to be a terminal case of the stupids and thank you Lord, He is still in the curing process, Myself February 10, 2020 at 6:54 am charles towne charles townecenter_img Richard Reply You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Don Young Yes Nh, it is an interesting story and one that needs telling. Whenever Big Pharma becomes involved the average bloke needs to look out, and that is all I have to say about that right now other then to say, I am allergic to equine serum, otherwise known as “horse”serum so I used an alternative technique to treat the episode, to incredible result I might add. Bless you dear folks, Chaz February 12, 2020 at 8:29 am Please enter your comment! Reply Please enter your name here Dear CSG,i am pleased that you enjoyed my pain! (Just kidding,) Rarely does a snakebite result in death in the U.S. Usually there is tissue loss after deep envenomation such as I experienced, but I treated the bite with a technique that preventS tissue loss. (Another benefit of the treatment) A good friend of mine (luckily an R.N.) filmed the entire procedure! Thanks for the comment, Chaz charles towne charles towne The Anatomy of Fear Reply Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Wow….will have to hear the epilogue and post-bite-story-details! God truly blessed you with resiliency! i AM CURIOUS WHAT THE TECHNIQUE WAS THAT CHAZ USED TO TREAT THE SNAKEBITE! IT DOESN’T SOUND TO ME LIKE HE IS IN THE HABIT OF STAYING SAVE. FOOLISH IS MORE LIKE IT. A FRIEND Trying to pet a blind rattler! The dangers of living in the country! Didn’t your momma done tell you? Of course living in the city is also filled with it’s own special set of dangers, I was once bitten by a Jehovah witness and I’m pretty sure he was NOT blind! Keep up the stories Chaz, they inform, entertain and always are a pleasure to read! Reply Sorry I took so long to get to it but I love the article. Herbert, I am glad you liked it pall. Please stay tuned for more of my wild, wild life. Bless you all my friend, Chaz Dear Friend, I must admit to a certain degree of foolishness in my long and eventful life but I must say I have LIVED AND EXPERIENCED LIFE! Bless you, Chaz Support conservation and fish with NEW Florida specialty license plate Herb Weissman Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter TAGSCharles TowneInspiration Previous articleHow Howard Thurman met Gandhi and brought nonviolence to the civil rights movementNext articleA sobering Super Bowl thought Denise Connell RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.last_img read more

Hiding House / Wutopia Lab

first_imgArchDaily Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945238/hiding-house-wutopia-lab Clipboard Photographs:  CreatAR ImagesProject Architect:Zongze Li, Zhilin MuDesign Team:Pan DaliProposal Development Team:Yumei Zhu, Wenxiao Hu, Bing Yu, Yixiang Zhou, Can Wang, Hong Jiang, Yaqian Mao, Weidong XuProject Manager And General Coordinator:Hao ZhangLighting Consultant:Chloe ZhangHome Consultant:Fang WangPerson In Charge Of Construction:Yuwen ChenCity:ShanghaiCountry:ChinaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesRecommended ProductsWindowsJansenWindows – Janisol PrimoWoodGustafsWood Veneered Wall & Ceiling PanelsMetallicsTECU®Copper Surface – Classic CoatedWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CurvedText description provided by the architects. Wutopia Lab finished a house with a black courtyard called the hiding house.It cost six years to finish the project. It was a small museum, a library, a showroom, a clubhouse, or a home. The variation implied a change in life. Thus, designers set out a basic architecture frame with multiple possibilities. A continues surface divided the house into two: living space and service space.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesAt the Southside of the continuous surface, there were a living room serving as an exhibition room and library, a canteen, a master bedroom, a tea room, a courtyard serving as garden and stage. At the other side was the kitchen, toilet, equipment room and a girl’s room for exhibition purpose. Mezzanine space was designed for services, storage space and living space.Save this picture!AxonometricThe living room, also a library, was ritualistic and connected to the views through the window. The black bookshelves exhibited clients’ collection but limited living room’s direction. Elevator connected vertical transportation from the living room to the mezzanine space.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe mezzanine space belongs to the male client. The dark private space was connected to the living room,  bedroom and the hallway through a window. The peeking experience related back to the designer’s experience to the John Soane Museum. The girl’s room, on the other hand, was a silvering blue ‘galaxy’. Each ‘star’ was a customized exhibition shelf made of clear acrylic. This was a miniature version of the bubble installation in Anaya Children’s Restaurant.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesBlack was a perfect colour to emphasize green trees and the white House. The black volcanic rock along with Taihu stones, wisteria and bauhinia formed a micro Chinese Garden.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThere should not be any columns in the corner of the tea room. The continuous glass window required a 4-metres cantilever structure. Staircases towards the mezzanine space should also be thin and cantilevered from the thin wall. All equipment should be hidden and cost as least space as possible. Glass window, on the other hand, should be as big as possible in order to keep the beautiful view. All of the non-standard designs cannot be achieved without the support of our design team.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesStacking stones were a hard work for both architects and workers. Taihu stone could appear differently due to its position to other stones. Thus, adjustment and replacement of those stones happened after observed and judged form different angles. The process was full of surprises and the 20 square metres site cost 6 hours to built.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe abandoned fireplace and gate became a silent record of history in this project. A continuous metal line travelled through bookshelves and walls, sevring as zero height marks in the hiding house. The red paint was stripped from the gate and led the teak texture being revealed. The building was a record of history and memory.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe curtain in the courtyard can be released and retracted from bottom to the top in order to maintain the space integrity. The idea was simple but hard to achieve. For example, the connection between the curtain and the building, water proof and drainage should be considered. But when the blurry scene was presented while the curtain divide the courtyard into a stage and a garden, I realized that it was worth it.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe architect designed the pattern of the perforated plate using the wisteria flower as a template. In order to prevent the water pipe from interrupting the continuous black line of the eaves, the water pipe has a zigzag shape to allow the black line to pass through. Whirlpool drain was introduced in order to match those Taihu stones. Also, a support was added to the middle section of the neem tree and its form was based on Dali’s painting. The variation of façade elements of the tea room, however, were heavily influenced by designer’s happy mood.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesFor 74 months, the client did not know what he wanted. But he was certain that he wanted to present the dramatic experience of life without exaggerating it. Both parties are listening to each other’s opinions and explaining their reasons, and then use the completeness of the work as the final evaluation criterion as the basis for their respective concessions or adjustments. It was the story when an architect designed another architect’s house.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesThe hiding house served as a place, and it was a place with personal identity that can be real, fictitious, or intertwined. It was a complex context with possibility, hypothesis and fantasy. In other word, a place with possible events. It existed in space, permeated with different social concepts, forming a scape of appearance or culture, and some would cause strong physiological and emotional reactions, awakening body consciousness, and the material and symbolic value of the place could create spirits in different levels.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesAnyone’s scrutiny, observation and cognition of a place were permeated with social concepts, but a few people would notice that weather and light could symbolize the human emotions which projected to the place. Such social concepts created places as contexts and continued to rewrite places in form. In the hiding house, the boundaries between private and public is blurred. From the perspective of events, real and fictitious, public and private were intertwined into ambiguous contexts at different scales. And the place as a context was not restricted to a fixed place or event, or even time was displaced or rewritten. It would not draw a closure but continued to develop in order to update the hiding house. Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesSave this picture!© CreatAR ImagesWhen actor travelled from the gate to the courtyard while light casted to the ground, a tremendous scene was created in the black courtyard. The beauty of this short moment was like an illusion , but at that moment, it was eternal. This was the true concept that the designer wanted to express.Save this picture!© CreatAR ImagesProject gallerySee allShow lessFontworks Inc. Fukuoka Creative Lab / PRISM DESIGNSelected ProjectsArchitecture Competition: Château Lafite RothschildBuilt Projects & Masterplans Share “COPY” Hiding House / Wutopia Lab Architects: Wutopia Lab Area Area of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOrhttps://www.archdaily.com/945238/hiding-house-wutopia-lab Clipboard “COPY” Houses Hiding House / Wutopia LabSave this projectSaveHiding House / Wutopia Lab Projects Photographs Save this picture!© CreatAR Images+ 48Curated by 韩爽 – HAN Shuang Share Area:  139 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project China 2020 CopyHouses•Shanghai, China CopyAbout this officeWutopia LabOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteelConcrete#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesShanghaiOn FacebookChinaPublished on October 04, 2020Cite: “Hiding House / Wutopia Lab” 04 Oct 2020. ArchDaily. Accessed 10 Jun 2021. 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Big Issue runs online promotions with Ciclops.com

Howard Lake | 1 March 2001 | News Big Issue runs online promotions with Ciclops.com This is an unusual but welcome example of a non-profit integrating paper with the Web.The promotion ends on 9 March 2001. The Big Issue is running promotions with online marketplace Ciclops.com to raise funds.A variety of advertisements appear in the printed magazine together with a URL and unique code. Advertisements cover CDs, flowers, underwear, TVs, art and other items. Readers are encouraged to login with the code and enjoy special deals.The Big Issue will receive a percentage of each purchase made. Advertisement AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis  14 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. read more

Indiana FOP endorses Frye

first_imgGreensburg, In. — State Rep. Randy Frye has been endorsed by the Indiana State Federation of Police for re-election to House Dist. 67.“Seldom do we find a candidate of your caliber who has the leadership and integrity to carry out the duties as State Representative, District 67, for the great state of Indiana,” William R. Owensby, president, and Mike Anderson, PAC chairman, Indiana State Federation of Police, said in a letter to Frye. “Your support and commitment to Indiana Law Enforcement has not gone unnoticed.”Frye is chairman of the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee and is a member of the Utilities, Energy and Telecommunications Committee and the Roads and Transportation Committee.  A retired firefighter and business owner, Frye represents House Dist. 67, which includes parts or all of Dearborn, Decatur, Jefferson, Jennings, Ohio, Ripley and Switzerland counties.last_img read more

The Latest: WCC postpones conference fall competition

first_imgThe Latest: WCC postpones conference fall competition French golfer Alex Levy has been withdrawn from the Celtic Classic, which started on Thursday.Levy came into contact with a friend who has tested positive for the coronavirus, the European Tour said in a statement.The contact happened while Levy was at home in France last weekend. When he arrived at Celtic Manor Resort in Wales on Tuesday, he tested negative. He is showing no symptoms, the tour said, but he has been withdrawn from the tournament as a precaution and must self-isolate for 14 days.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The conference announced the decision on Thursday, saying the “welfare” of the student-athletes was the “guiding principle.”The league says it is working on plans to ensure a safe environment to conduct the 2020-21 WCC men’s and women’s basketball seasons in the winter.The postponement does not preclude schools from scheduling non-conference competitions in low-risk sports in the fall.___Houston Baptist and Central Arkansas are still planning to play non-conference football games after the FCS-level Southland Conference decided Thursday to postpone league games this fall with the intent to explore playing those in the spring. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The West Coast Conference has postponed all conference fall competition because of the COVID-19 pandemic. August 13, 2020 ___New Mexico State has postponed its football season because of COVID-19 concerns and state restrictions.The Aggies are the third independent FBS program to decide not to play in the fall, joining Connecticut and Massachusetts. They are the 53rd major college football program overall to opt out. New Mexico State noted it had four games left on its schedule, plus the state of New Mexico has a 14-day quarantine for those traveling into and out of the state.New Mexico State says it will explore playing football in the spring. Southland Conference presidents also authorized planning for spring semester championship events for volleyball, soccer and cross country, while allowing schools to participate in limited fall competition if they choose to do so.Houston Baptist plans to honor its existing contracts to play non-conference football games against North Texas, Texas Tech and Louisiana Tech. Central Arkansas intends to play its scheduled opener Aug. 29 against Austin Peay, and a game at Arkansas State.“While not unexpected, it is still a sad day for our fall sport student-athletes,” HBU athletic director Steve Moniaci said. “We are taking measures to ensure they can compete safely in a limited capacity this fall and be prepared should the league resume play and reschedule the championships for the spring.”UCA athletic director Brad Teague said his school was “moving forward with its fall campaign in all sports, playing a reduced schedule.”Tom Burnett, commissioner of the Southland Conference, said the board determined that an entire fall sports season wasn’t likely. ___Five lower-level tennis tournaments in the United States in September have been called off because of the coronavirus pandemic.The U.S. Tennis Association — which plans to hold the U.S. Open and another tournament in New York starting Aug. 20 — announced Thursday the cancellations of all ITF World Tennis Tour and ATP Challenger events in other cities around the country next month.Those tournaments are ATP Challengers in Cary, North Carolina, and Columbus, Ohio, and ITF stops in Champaign, Illinois; Fayetteville, Arkansas; and Lubbock, Texas.The USTA says the sort of “controlled environment” that will be used for the Western & Southern Open and U.S. Open in Flushing Meadows “would logistically and financially be difficult to create” at the smaller tournaments that are being scrapped. Associated Press There will be strict measures in place to protect against the coronavirus, and fans will not be allowed to roam around. The circuit has a capacity of around 110,000 including more than 40,000 in the stands and welcomed approximately 160,000 people across the three-day weekend last year.Organizers say in a statement: “It is a decision that makes us emotional because it also represents a green light for the restart of world sport finally in front of the fans.”The first three MotoGP rounds were held without fans and no spectators will be allowed into the upcoming doubleheader in Austria.___ “Rival New Mexico has postponed its season as part of the Mountain West’s decision to attempt to play in the spring.New Mexico State competes in the Western Athletic Conference for other sports, and that conference also announced it would not have fall sports this year.___Fans will be allowed into MotoGP races for the first time this season, at the Misano circuit in Italy next month.The region of Emilia Romagna has given the circuit permission to open to a maximum of 10,000 fans a day for the doubleheader of the San Marino and Emilia Romagna MotoGP rounds.last_img read more

UP, UST face off for UAAP men’s football crown

first_imgIn fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ University of Santo Tomas ended a six-year drought and advanced to the final of the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament with a 1-0 win over Ateneo in extra time in Thursday at Rizal Memorial Stadium.UST, the winningest team in the league with 35 titles, will face University of the Philippines, which ousted De La Salle in the other semifinal, 1-0, in the one-off final next Thursday at the same venue.ADVERTISEMENT ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames The Blue Eagles tried to equalize and send the match to penalties but Koko Gaudiel’s free kick deep in extra time hit the crossbar.UST last ruled the league in the 2006-07 season when it defeated Far Eastern University in the championship round. Allado was then an assistant to Nonoy Carpio.Meanwhile, Kyle Magdato’s 47th minute strike was enough for the Fighting Maroons to make a return trip to the Finals after a one-year absence. Celest Flores-ColinaADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident After two seasons of disappointments, including last year’s 1-2 semifinal loss to Ateneo, the Golden Booters finally got over the hump.“The players deserve to to be the final because they did their best today We didn’t give up,” said coach Marjo Allado, after the Tigers secured their first championship appearance since the 2011-12 season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“We’re very happy,” said Allado, whose squad has seven graduating players and are hoping to end their careers with the tutle. “It’s our motivation; no more next year.”Conrado Dimacali’s header from a saved attempt in the 105th minute put the Golden Booters ahead after a scoreless 90 minutes. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Mixed emotions for Zamar as he nails dagger freethrows vs PH team Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more

Boxing offers a way out of a life of crime

first_imgThe African Youth Boxing Club in Khayelitsha needs your help to keep youngsters off the streets. (Image: Lead SA)Township life has its harsh realities and those who have experienced them should try to uplift those youngsters who are at risk of being sucked into a life of crime, violence and drugs – Thembani “Terror” Gqeku, a former professional boxer, is that person.Gqeku runs the African Youth Boxing Club in Khayelitsha, which he established in 2011 to get more youngsters off the streets. He was driven to open his boxing club after he saw two youngsters trying to stab each other.Khayelitsha is a partially informal township in Western Cape, located on the Cape Flats in Cape Town. The name is isiXhosa for “new home”. It is reputed to be the largest and fastest-growing township in South Africa.“I was looking out of the window and saw two boys fighting with knives and I thought, ‘No, this is not right. Two people should not be fighting like this,’” Gqeku said.Gqeku is playing his part to develop his community and improve skills of those youngsters with whom he works. In his way, in his area, he is working to achieve the goals of the National Development Plan or Vision 2030.DISCIPLINEAlthough all townships have a reputation for violence and the youngsters need to know how to protect themselves, this is not the only thing they learn at the African Youth Boxing Club. “It teaches the youngsters discipline, style… how to survive in life and how to protect themselves,” said Gqeku.He took up boxing when he was just nine years old. It gave him a reason not to smoke, drink, or hang out with gangsters, as do so many other young boys in the township.Gqeku trains a total of 38 children, mostly boys, and aged seven to 15. Training happens six days a week but the schedule is informal. Children start arriving at 3pm and the class starts once enough children are at the gym.“If I get the boys into boxing, I get them out of crime… The boys who train with me, they think twice before committing crimes.”GYM DREAMSGqeku, who is unemployed and has five children of his own, runs the gym for free. “I’d love to have a kit for them,” he said. “My dream is that they can walk in the street and everyone will see that they are from African Youth Boxing Club.”Another need was for essential boxing equipment such as gum guards, boxing gloves, headgear and funds for the boxers to enter tournaments, he said. “When I think of all the challenges, I could cry but these are my boys and I will do anything for them.”He is not alone in his quest. South African township gyms have a long history of creating national and international boxing champions.Gqeku was named Lead SA’s Hero of the Month in September 2014. You can contact Lead SA if you would like to help African Youth Boxing Club.last_img read more

More than 1 lakh pilgrims visit Amarnath cave in the first week

first_imgThe number of pilgrims visiting the Amarnath cave shrine in south Kashmir in the first week crossed the one-lakh mark on Monday.According to a Shri Amarnath Shrine Board official, 1.11 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the holy cave.“Around 15,732 pilgrims visited the shrine on Monday,” the official said.The yatra started from the twin routes of Baltal and Pahalgam in central and south Kashmir on July 1 and will conclude on August 15.Meanwhile, Governor Satya Pal Malik, also chairman of the SASB, has urged locals to “bear with the inconvenience caused due to the traffic regulation for pilgrims”. He has suggested that the traffic restrictions for civilians should be reduced to two hours from six hours a day, where vehicles carrying pilgrims would be allowed.Mr. Malik has directed all officers to ensure that every pilgrim is provided the required assistance. “The pilgrimage is conducted with the support of the local people of Kashmir and their role is praiseworthy in ensuring the smooth conduct of the yatra,” the Governor said.last_img read more

UST’s Akomo, UP’s Ouattara eligible for UAAP Season 80

first_imgE.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LOOK: Venues for 2019 SEA Games UPLB exempted from SEA Games class suspension LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Catriona Gray spends Thanksgiving by preparing meals for people with illnesses Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games Read Next Composed of the University Presidents from all the eight member-schools, the Board of Trustees met on Thursday in Far Eastern University to settle the issue, with Ateneo President Fr. Jett Villarin participating via video conference.“We thank the UAAP BOT for its kindness and generosity. It is heartwarming to know that it has the best interests of the student-athletes in mind, despite the obviously competitive environment,” said UP coach Bo Perasol.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe soft-spoken mentor and the Fighting Maroons can now fully focus in their campaign this season, which starts on Sunday.“At least now, everybody can focus on the games and no longer in the rules that have threatened to disenfranchise some deserving players,” said Perasol. Lawyer Agaton Uvero, chairman of the nowheretogbutUP Foundation, said Ouattara has electronically submitted his requirement documents before the deadline.“The original copies are on their way from Tripoli, Libya, and will arrive in a couple of days,” he added.Unfortunately, the appeal of UP’s Rob Ricafort was denied as the BOT ruled him ineligible for reaching the age limit.The Fil-Am forward will turn 25 years old on January, two months earlier from the set limit which is the end of the season.UP and UST will open their respective campaigns against each other on Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT View commentscenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Dennis Rodman wants to ease tension between US, North Korea Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES MOST READ SEA Games in Calabarzon safe, secure – Solcom chief University of Santo Tomas and University of the Philippines can heave a sigh of relief as the UAAP Board of Trustees (BOT) officially allowed the schools’ foreign players to suit up this UAAP Season 80.The BOT gave Cameroonian Steve Akomo and Mali-born Ibrahim Ouattara the green light to play for their teams, overturning the earlier ruling by the Eligibility Committee disallowing the foreign players from suiting up, citing the supposed two-year residency rule.ADVERTISEMENT WATCH: Streetboys show off slick dance moves in Vhong Navarro’s weddinglast_img read more

10 months agoChelsea midfielder Kovacic: Sarri management as you would expect

first_imgChelsea midfielder Kovacic: Sarri management as you would expectby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveChelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic says he appreciates the management of Maurizio Sarri.The Croatia international is on-loan at Chelsea from Real Madrid this season.He said of Sarri: “He likes us to have possession of the ball to play and that is what we are trying to do. I think we play good football, we are playing forward and that is the most important, we are scoring goals, we do not concede so much so we are a good team but the coach is six months here so we have a lot to improve and I am sure this team can do great things.”He [Sarri] is like he should be. When he needs to be relaxed he is relaxed and when he needs to be tough and sometimes also angry, he is. He knows what to do and he knows his job and it is really great to have him with us. We train good, we are playing good football but it always can be better and I am sure it will be.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more