9 February 2010Plans are under way to set up a medical operations centre in Polokwane to assist with any incidents that might arise at the Peter Mokaba Stadium during the 2010 Fifa World Cup.Provincial Health Departmental spokesperson Selby Makgotho said the centre, to be located at the department’s provincial offices, will be linked to the stadium whenever the matches are being played.The centre will have a telephone line, two-way radio, television, laptop, emergency lighting system, fire extinguishers and first-aid equipment.The teams that will play at the state-of-the-art Peter Mokaba Stadium are Algeria, Slovenia, France, Mexico, Greece, Argentina, Paraguay and New Zealand.Health facilitiesThe provincial 2010 health committee said it was pleased with moves to set up the centre as well as progress made towards the final preparations for the event.The committee, which met at the weekend, confirmed that Polokwane, Mankweng Hospital Complex, Lebowakgomo, Mokopane, Seshego, and Polokwane – Medi Clinic Hospital were ready for the World Cup.Key facilities at these hospitals such as theatre operations, trauma centres and intensive care units have gone through an intensive checking process and will be ready to handle any casualty during the event.Emergency responseMakgotho said mobile services have been arranged for the tournament which include eight emergency response vehicles to be stationed at the stadium and fan parks; five disaster busses; five rescue vehicles; one helicopter (for aero medical services) and five mobile intensive care units.Two of the five buses have already arrived and the remaining three will be ready in April.It is expected that the 548 posts for emergency medical services officers will be filled before the commencement of the tournament in June. At the moment, there are about 1 500 emergency medical personnel who will be working during the World Cup.Source: BuaNews
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Rain and thunderstorms are back today, as expected.The action will continue through most of tomorrow, and can lead to some good rain totals. Right now we are going to put combined rains today and tomorrow at half to 2”, with coverage at 90%. There could be some slightly better totals and coverage in southern parts of the state today, but not enough to really get too cute with our forecast.Dry weather is here for Sunday, and continues through Monday. Clouds will be on the increase Monday afternoon.Rain develop in west central and southwest Ohio between 8 pm and midnight Monday night, and from that point we see rain pick up in intensity as it sweeps across the rest of the state through midnight Tuesday. We still are looking for this system to be a significant rain maker, but the scope of the heaviest rains may not be quite as broad. We are keeping our rain totals at half to 2-inches for the event this morning but think the 2-inch part of the range will be somewhat limited. There will be several strong thunderstorms or lines of storms, but outside of those areas the rains look much more manageable. Rain coverage remains at 80% of the state or better. The map above shows combined potential rain totals through next TuesdayDry conditions will follow that system into the state for 5 days, from Wednesday through Sunday. In the extended period, we are trending a bit drier this morning. We see only one good rain threat now, as the early event has merged with a faster arriving second event. So, rains can develop around the 29th and 30th, and trigger .25”-.75” rains with 70% coverage.We see no reason to change our temperature outlook for the upcoming 10-day to 2-week period. We still think overall, we will have daytime highs near normal…perhaps slightly above to start the weekend, but then below during and behind the rains next week. Still, there is nothing really to talk about on the temperature side of the forecast.
Aputure introduces its first RGBWW and smallest light to date with the MC. See what this tiny-but-powerful light can offer.Long a familiar name on film sets big and small, Aputure consistently provides quality lighting options for filmmakers at every scale of production. However, this new Aputure MC looks to be in a class all to itself as it’s the brand’s smallest — and possibly its most versatile — film light ever.Let’s take a look at the Aputure MC to see how it might be a helpful tool for lighting your films and video projects.The Size of a Credit CardThe MC fits in your wallet.Although the MC itself is quite powerful and very flexible, you’ll probably notice right away just how tiny this thing is. Aputure says that it’s roughly the size of a credit card and easily fits in your hand. The MC weighs 130g, has a thickness of 17mm (11/16 inch) and includes a 1-4”-20 screw mount. However, you can also use built-in magnets for mounting on any variety of surfaces or stands.As a light you can keep at the ready in your pocket (or wallet), the MC should prove pretty useful in many last-minute situations where you need that extra fill. You can also use it as a on-camera light for the right mirrorless or DSLR setup.Full HSI Color ControlThe MC offers a number of adaptable capabilities.Also notable for being the first Aputure light to feature full intensity, saturation, and hue color controls, the MC should effectively adapt to any film lighting situation with a CCT range of 3200K-6500K. It also includes 100 levels of saturation adjustment and 360-degree of hue.This is thanks to the MC’s additional LEDs, which offer more than most regular RGB lights. The two additional LEDs balanced for tungsten and daylight each help the MC match any other sources or lights.Wireless ChargingYou can charge the MC anywhere.Perhaps the aspect most film and video professionals might be interested in is the wireless charging. Featuring USB-C PD and Qi wireless charging, you should be able to charge the MC with just about any wireless charger you might already own, as well as the majority of wireless charging pads.The battery itself is equipped for USB Type-C charging and, with 18W USB-C PC charging, can achieve full capacity in around 90 minutes.You can also invest in a MC 4-Light Travel Kit or MC 12-Light Production Kit. Each kit includes a custom hardshell wireless charging case for both charging and storing as you travel and move between locations.Mobile App ControlThe size of the MC offers plenty of flexibility and control.As with most LED and modern smart light options, the MC will include its own mobile app control with its Sidus Mesh technology. You can link up to 100 MC lights and your device for up to a 400-meter range (as long as each light is separated by just under 80 meters). The app should work on any iOS or Android device and can control all manner of functions, including HSI, CCT, and FX.However the coolest feature might be the app’s “Color Picker” technology, which — well — does just that. You can use the Color Picker function by framing up any color you desire with your device’s camera, then get the MC to reproduce that color instantly. Pretty neat, huh?Overall, while the Aputure MC might not be the best standalone lighting option for a shoot, this tiny film light could be a great addition to any set or project on account of its flexibility and ease-of-use.For more film gear and video tech resources, check out these articles:Hands-on Review: the Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 6KThe King of Daylight Brightness — An Introduction to HMIs5 Tips to Maximize the iPhone 11’s Filmmaking CapabilitiesGet Ready to Film with the Sony A7 III Using These SettingsExciting New Prospects for Lighting Your Future Set
Rapunzel had it easy. Just the length of her flaxen hair was enough to get Prince Charming hooked for good. Things are not as simple anymore. If the hunt for the prince has got tougher so has the decision on the “right look”.But thanks to a range of hair-care products,,Rapunzel had it easy. Just the length of her flaxen hair was enough to get Prince Charming hooked for good. Things are not as simple anymore. If the hunt for the prince has got tougher so has the decision on the “right look”.But thanks to a range of hair-care products, agonising over the colour and style of one’s coiffure has become an experience people are not complaining about if packed beauty salons are any indicators.The hair-colour market in India is estimated at Rs 7,000 crore and has grown 200 per cent in volume in the past year. That makes it the vanguard of the personal-care market that is expected to grow at 20 per cent every year.The fact that three-fourths of the population is below 30 years of age, has high disposable incomes, is willing to experiment, is impressionable and is dying to fit in, all bolster the growth statistics.So when designer Rohit Bal adopted the Adonis blond look, not only nightclubs but college campuses also suddenly teemed with Bal clones. Not since the Sadhana cut, popularised by the winsome actress of the 1960s, has there been such a rage in the hair-styling scene.Trendy shades: A model sports streaked locksA distinct hair style has become a part of the individual’s fashion statement. Like model Diya Abraham who wore startling pink and purple streaks at the Lakme India Fashion Week in Mumbai last year.”I was out to make a statement,” she confesses. The glam look-at-me attitude is not restricted to the Page Three People. “Getting streaks or highlights is like wearing lipstick,” says design executive Arti Agarwal, who plans to get streaks of blue.advertisementAgarwal echoes the sentiments of many housewives and professionals who otherwise tend to lean on the conservative side. Hair colour has spilled much beyond the metro limits.Hairstylist Jawed Habib gives specific instances of two little explored markets-Punjab and the Northeast. Since the Sikhs can’t style their hair, “colour allows them freedom to change their looks”. “And in the Northeast,” says Habib, “people have been experimenting with colour for 10 years. They were using violets and pinks even before any multinational entered India.”Besides the Prada folk (read Tina Ambani, actor Bobby Deol, entrepreneurs Avantika and Yash Birla) who frequent Parisian salons and London stylists, most Indians till recently were dependent on the neighbourhood parlourwali.Click here to EnlargeNo longer. Funky salons like Juice, Ambika Pillai’s, Dilshad’s and Habib’s not only offer a Rs 300 haircut but they are also ambassadors of change. Though treatments can cost up to Rs 2,000, the queues have only become longer.The Lakme Beauty Salon (LBS) that opened in Mumbai in Febr uar y has a daily average of 30 customers lining up for colour wash that costs Rs 1,175. It plans to expand from the present 38 to 200 salons nationwide in the next three years.Queries on cosmetics and brands too have increased dramatically in the past five years. Says Dr Rekha Sheth, president of the Cosmetology Society of India: “My patients have doubled in the past 10 years and 40 per cent of my clientele is men.”And the astute Indian is not just chasing labels. Hair specialist Rita Khatwani points out that an increasing number of clients know exactly what they want and will pay for it. But they expect international quality.” It is the desire for the international look that the multinationals hope to cash in on. While over 46 per cent of the people use hair colour in the US, in India only about 4 per cent opt for it.When global leader L’Oreal set its sight on India in 1996, people were struggling with black dyes or home remedies like henna that leaves an unnatural red tone while camouflaging gray hair. L’Oreal campaigned against colour prejudices by training hairdressers and even having stylists forecasting colours for the season.Trendy shades: Rohit Bal’s hair hue set a new trendJawed Habib, HairstylistThe brand is now available at over 2,500 salons in 36 cities with 51 colours. Lakme has resorted to more conventional promotion drives: During the Valentine week in February, it slashed prices by 20 per cent on products and treatments at select Lakme Beauty Salons.Indian companies like Godrej and Sunsilk have also risen to the challenge. Godrej’s ColourSoft has concentrated on four basic shades and commands, together with the Godrej dye, 45 per cent of the Rs 7,000-crore market.It is the hair-dye powder sachet that is Godrej’s bestseller, even in rural India, with more than 11 lakh outlets stocking it. In contrast, Sunsilk with its range of seven colours has positioned itself as a fashion brand. Association with international stylists and the Sunsilk Salon Awards has catapulted the brand into the big league in less than a year.advertisementDomestic competition has not deterred international companies. Keune, a Dutch brand launched in May last year, is determined to make a splash in a market dominated by L’Oreal and Sunsilk. Olive green and deep blue are among the 72 shades Keune offer to the adventurous.Another newcomer Schwaskopf Professional too is eager for its share. The German company plans to invest Rs 20 crore to build brand equity and awareness. It also initiated the Academy Schwaskopf, a training institute for hair perming, colouring and straightening at Delhi’s Grand-Hyatt in January.All this to persuade customers to wear the right tint and a bright smile. No one can say, however, how long the hair colour fad will last. It might well be a case of hair today gone tomorrow.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has demanded a compensation of Rs 447 crore from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) for not honouring the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to play six bilateral series between 2014 and 2023.The PCB had recently sent a notice to the BCCI, complaining that it suffered loses to the tune of USD 69,576,405 since the Indian team missed the November 2014 and December 2015 series.The BCCI is to respond within seven days of receipt of notice, sent on May 3.The MOU, signed in 2014, was part of a deal between the two boards under which Pakistan supported the “Big Three” governance and financial model in the International Cricket Council (ICC).The BCCI has repeatedly turned down offers from the PCB for bilateral matches on the grounds that it is not being given clearance by its government due to tense relations between the two neighbours.The PCB informally had told the BCCI representatives at the recent ICC meeting of its decision to start legal proceedings against them to claim compensation.
The businesses were selected from 51 completed applications totalling $941.1 million that the Bank received up to November 2018, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has said. He was making his 2019/20 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on April 30. Approximately $750 million has, to date, been disbursed to 35 small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs), under the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank’s revolving loan scheme. Story Highlights Approximately $750 million has, to date, been disbursed to 35 small and medium tourism enterprises (SMTEs), under the National Export-Import (EXIM) Bank’s revolving loan scheme.The businesses were selected from 51 completed applications totalling $941.1 million that the Bank received up to November 2018, Tourism Minister, Hon. Edmund Bartlett has said.He was making his 2019/20 Sectoral Debate presentation in the House of Representatives on April 30.Mr. Bartlett indicated that the scheme, for which the Government provided $1 billion for on-lending to SMTEs at an interest rate of 4.5 per cent, supports entities deriving at least 35 per cent of its revenue from tourism-related engagements.The facility is designed to enable SMTEs to tap into the tourism linkages value chain, incorporating activities in: gastronomy, health and wellness, sports and entertainment, knowledge and shopping.“The loan is offered at a maximum of $25 million and a minimum of $5 million, and the repayable period is five years,” the Minister added.Meanwhile, Mr. Bartlett advised that a private-sector-supported $100-million loan facility being provided by the Ministry to small tourism transport operators has been increased to $200 million“We have increased that so that more of our small transport providers can have funding of up to $4 million, up from the $3 million that it was, at the same rate of five per cent over five years,” he noted.