Kenya Sauti Sol’s Fashion Featured At A UK Museum Exhibition

first_imgKenya Sauti Sol’s Fashion Featured At A UK Museum ExhibitionKnown as the best pop music group in Kenya, Sauti Sol are often admired for their unique fashion sense. This eccentric sense of fashion has seen them recognized globally, as they were featured in the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.The first major UK showcase of contemporary African fashion opens at the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition is the first of its kind and forms part of a wider project, called Fashioning Africa.Fashion Cities Africa explores the role that four major cities have played in shaping style trends and cultural attitudes and considers contemporary fashion practices, from couture to street style.Focusing on four cities at the compass points of the African continent, Casablanca in Morocco, Lagos in Nigeria, Nairobi in Kenya and Johannesburg in South Africa, the showcase features the style choices of individual “fashion agents” from each city, from designers and stylists to photographers and bloggers, alongside images, film and photography.Sauti Sol were ecstatic about this opportunity and shared the featured mannequins on their social media pages gushing about the amazing opportunity.“We’re super honored to have our picture and style featured on the#FashionCitiesAfrica exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery. This is the first major UK exhibition dedicated to contemporary African fashion. We wore the outfits last year during our#CokeStudioAfrica performance with@yemialade”last_img read more

A look at markets moving into 2010

first_imgKaren LeeEditorEmail Karen Leekaren@progressivedairy.com Milk production on a global scale had a definite impact on U.S. milk prices the past few years. Looking forward, it will be domestic production that will have the largest influence on prices in 2010. The U.S. and the European community are the largest pockets of milk in the world, stated Mary Keough Ledmanmkledman@msn.com of Keough Ledman Associates, Inc., as she reviewed which countries are global leaders at an industry meeting in December. India is the biggest producer if you count buffalo milk. New Zealand is not growing production, but China is a major growth area in the world. China has more cows than the U.S., however it only gets one-third of the milk out of them. At the Vita Plus Dairy Summit in Green Bay, Wisconsin, December 2, Ledman said, “Working in markets since 1980, I’ve found it’s an act of God when milk prices go up, but when they come down someone’s manipulated them. It’s not your God-given right to have $20 milk, and there’s a reason for that.” A whirlwind of items impacted the prices in 2007. World milk production fell, partly due to the weather in New Zealand. World oil prices jumped from $20 a barrel in 1998 to $130 a barrel. The purchasing power of those oil-rich countries increased, and they fed their people better, mainly with dairy products, leading to an increase in demand. The U.S. was in position to respond then, but by 2009 everyone else in the world was also in position … and our prices fell. In the second half of 2009, U.S. production is lackluster. New Zealand is having weather problems again and also has lower production. Europe is still under quota and cannot increase production. If this low milk production on a global scale leads to a significant spike in prices, the U.S. will be able to respond due to its ample supply of bred heifers, Ledman predicted. “The U.S. has been using sexed semen. We culled a lot of cows this year, so we have the stall space for another 200,000 head. We’ll change our culling and respond to higher milk prices,” she said. Ledman only predicted limited growth in 2009 and 2010, unless there is a significant increase in cheese prices.advertisementadvertisementU.S. dairy product exports are expected to increase in 2010, due to the weak U.S. dollar. That weak dollar may also curb dairy imports into the U.S. However, the domestic market is not in place to support $4 per gallon milk again.“We’re better off trading between $13.50 and $16.50 because I don’t think domestic demand will handle over $16.50,” Ledman said.U.S. milk production in 2010 will only be plus or minus 0.25 percent compared to this year. Milk per cow will increase and there will be a slight increase in cow numbers from people just not culling as much. (See Figure 1.)Recent production numbers in the U.S. show a decline in the West, mostly driven by a reduction of cow numbers.advertisement“California was building the industry on a paradigm that’s changed. In 2005, their cheap energy and feed went away,” she said.The Northeast is also declining in milk production; however, it’s not an area typically known for growth because of the high cost of doing business there. In the long-term picture, the Midwest will be asked to fill production gaps in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.“This is the first year I can say milk production is growing in the Midwest while in the West it is declining,” declared Ledman, a native Midwest farm girl. “This has been an evolution. It has not happened overnight.”Ledman attributed the growth to more milk per cow achieved by greater education and the work of producer peer groups in the Midwest. She also said there may be a Mother Nature factor this year with moderate temperatures that didn’t slow production in the summer.When looking at dairy slaughter, the U.S. started the year off up 25 percent from 2008. It’s important to consider where the cows are going and where they are coming from, she said. In 2005 and 2006 the West surpassed the Midwest in the number of cows slaughtered. (See Figure 2.) That is when the feed and energy prices changed and continued to lead to more culling in 2007 and 2008, even when milk prices were strong. “Going into 2009, they were not in a position of strength,” Ledman said.advertisementAnother barometer of the health of the dairy industry is the milk-feed price ratio. The November price ratio was 2.19, based upon an all-milk price of $15, corn at $3.64 a bushel, soybeans at $9.48 a bushel and alfalfa at $110 per ton. A ratio above 3.0 is known to drive expansion.The USDA is now looking at 2010 all-milk price of $16.50, driven by commercial disappearance, the consumer price index and export markets.Commercial disappearance for July through September was up 2.1 percent versus the prior year. Butter inventories were very large in September, and Ledman recommended buying butter now because it won’t be as cheap come Easter. There has also been a major slowdown in cheese sales.The consumer price indexes for fluid milk and butter have gone down. “This has been a good year for consumers to put dairy products in their carts,” she said.Yet it isn’t because we have 200,000 fewer cows or that U.S. consumers can purchase cheap dairy products that is leading the market recovery today. It’s because the Oceania market is calling for more non-fat dry milk, Ledman said. Driving the non-fat price is the price for whole milk powder that is being consumed by China and Indonesia. The U.S. doesn’t produce whole milk powder, but New Zealand does, and when it does it can’t produce enough non-fat dry milk. Therefore, the U.S. steps in and our price goes up.Cheese is not a big export item for the U.S., but 40 to 50 percent of the whey byproduct of cheese production is exported. It was positioned to finish this year at higher export amounts than 2008.“Dairy ingredient exports are a positive for the dairy industry,” Ledman said.Butter exports have also ticked up recently, but are insignificant in the whole scheme of things.Production of American cheese has increased, which is impressive considering no company has built a new plant. Mozzarella is also on the upswing now that pizza manufacturers are back to using higher-quality ingredients.There was a large drop in skim milk powder production, and Ledman reminded the audience that half the production there is being sold to the U.S. government, so there is no drive to produce more.When Ledman began to forecast for 2010 she had an all-milk price of $15 per hundredweight for January, but dropping back to $13 in March. “Producers in the West will see a profit for the first time in a long time in December and January and will increase supply. When I look at the supply response in tandem with a decrease in demand, that’s when I have this market coming down,” she said.“I could be very wrong, but if you can lock in something in the first part of the year above $15, I would lock in some of that,” Ledman said. “This is a very fragile demand. I wouldn’t roll the dice when you have positive margin on the table.”She predicted the second part of the year to be very dicey. With Mother Nature more favorable this summer, more cows were bred in the cooler temperatures. When those cows calve there will be an impact on the market, she said. PDlast_img read more

EXFO Introduces Remote Test and Monitoring Solution for RF Interference and Fronthaul Networks

first_imgIn order to continue delivering superior quality of experience, MNOs will need full visibility into their RF spectrum and fiber fronthaul networks. A solution like SkyRAN will become even more critical as the mobile industry begins to transform their networks in preparation for 5G, which will rely on highly dense networks resulting in an increase of RF interference sources.For mobile network operators, RF spectrum is said to be one of their most valuable assets and RF interference is one of their worst enemies. SkyRAN protects this asset and also generates significant OPEX savings by reducing the need to travel to macro cell sites in remote locations or in high-density centralized-RAN hubs. Instead, technicians can troubleshoot from their desks or get equipped with actionable data through analytics before arriving on-site, if a truck roll is still necessary. EXFO has introduced a scalable remote access and monitoring solution for fiber-based fronthaul networks, the SkyRAN. Developed in collaboration with the largest wireless carriers in North America, it provides real-time, on-demand testing and 24/7 monitoring of fiber optic networks and radio frequency (RF) spectrum. The SkyRAN solution is currently being showcased at VZTUF-XII event in Austin, TX.SkyRAN combines the industry’s highest resolution RF spectrum analysis over CPRI with the most advanced fiber monitoring capabilities on the market. As it reveals RF issues that were previously either undetectable or difficult to identify, mobile network operators (MNOs) will have the capacity to proactively identify and resolve RF interference, PIM and fiber-related issues before they could impact subscribers.last_img read more

GSC Presents UWF Women’s Athletics the 2007-2008 ALL-Sports Trophy

first_img Share GSC Presents UWF Women’s Athletics the 2007-2008 ALL-Sports Trophy June 26, 2008PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla. – The Gulf South Conference presented the University of West Florida the Women’s All-Sports Trophy during Thursday’s GSC banquet commencing the GSC meetings this week at Pensacola Beach. The Argos earned its third consecutive Gulf South Conference (GSC) Women’s All-Sports Trophy, and fourth in five years. It was the women’s sixth all-time award, and that is now the conference’s best by any school. The Argos were tied with Jacksonville State, whom dominated the GSC in the early 1990’s and had five all-sports trophies from 1987 thru 1995.West Florida took home the award in convincing fashion, tallying 67.5 points, to outdistance Arkansas Tech by 11.5, and Harding by 13.5 points. The Argonauts turned in a consistent effort this season, with all women’s sports contributing at least four points, based on finish in the standings and conference tournaments. Six of the Argos women’s teams earned berth’s in the NCAA tournament this past year.The West Florida women captured the GSC Golf title, and had runner up finishes in Volleyball, Soccer, and Tennis. The Argos also had a third place finish from the Cross Country team. Golf won their third straight conference title, while Volleyball set several UWF records, and finished the GSC regular season with a 12-0 conference record. Meanwhile, soccer demonstrated a defense highly ranked in the NCAA, which went over 900 minutes without allowing a goal, and came up just short in the GSC championship match, after going unbeaten in conference play.Softball finished in third place in the GSC East Division, and earned a top 25 ranking heading into the postseason. Tennis finished runner-ups in the GSC tournament, dropping a 5-4 thrilling match to #3 Valdosta State, but then went on to capture the NCAA regional championship, to earn a trip to the National championships. In all, volleyball, soccer, cross country, softball, golf, and tennis were all selected to play in the NCAA tournament, during the 2007-2008 academic year. With six women sports earning trips to the NCAA tournament, that was three more than second best in the entire conference.The UWF women have been honored with five All-American selections this season, with Volleyball’s Luciana Rapach, along with Dernelle Mascall and Courtney Jones for Soccer during the fall sports. Tennis star, Suzana Cavalcante, earned All-American status for both singles and doubles, as she teamed up with Paola Arevalo as a doubles All-American team.Volleyball set a team record for wins with 32 this past year, while Women’s Soccer put together an impressive run of 12 shutouts during a 14 match stretch. The Women’s Cross Country team finished in the top 10 for Division II Cross Country team GPA’s. Women’s basketball lead all GSC winter sports with nine Academic Honor Roll selections. Softball was ranked in the top 25, and earned a berth in the NCAA Regional tournament, while Women’s Golf captured the GSC title, and Women’s tennis made it to the elite eight at the NCAA championships before falling to the number one team in the nation. In all, a tremendous year, both on the playing field and academically for the Argos. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Bristol Flyers sign three-year elite partnership with ITEC

first_imgHaving recently become the new IT Managed Service Provider (MSP) for the Bristol Sport group, the Flyers partnership sees ITEC’s company logo added to the back of Flyers’ home and away jerseys until the end of the 2020/21 season.For more than 30 years, the ITEC team has been delivering the latest technology solutions to help businesses and organisations work smarter.last_img

Mississippi State softball drops postseason opener

first_imgMississippi State sophomore Caroline Seitz homered in her team's loss on Friday.Mississippi State sophomore Caroline Seitz homered in her team’s loss on Friday.Mississippi State’s comeback fell short against Baylor in its postseason opener on Friday in Lafayette, Louisiana. The Bears beat the Bulldogs 8-4 in the Lafayette Regional of the softball NCAA Tournament.The Bulldogs put two on with one out in the seventh inning. The tying run remained in the on-deck circle though. Baylor retired the next two batters in a row to secure the win.Sophomore Carol Seitz pulled the Bulldogs within two in the top of the fourth. Her two-run shot made it 6-4.Baylor answered in the bottom of the inning with its own two-run home run.Both teams wasted no time getting their offense running in the postseason. Mississippi State began the game with one run in the first. Alexis Silkwood , who started in the circle, plated the game’s first run on a sac-fly.Baylor answered with three in the bottom of the inning off Silkwood. The sophomore pitched five innings allowed 10 hits and eight runs. All were earned.Seitz went 2 for 4 with two RBIs and a scored a run to lead the Bulldog offense.A 2-hour, 15 minute after then interrupted the game after the first. It also delayed the start of host-team Lafayette playing Weber State until 11 p.m.Mississippi State will play the loser of the nightcap on Saturday at 6 p.m. Another loss ends the Bulldogs’ season. If they win, they play again a 8:30 p.m.last_img read more

Twins Top White Sox in Season Opener

first_imgThe Bomba Squad is back in business as the Minnesota Twins opened up their long-awaited season with a 10-5 win over the Chicago White Sox Friday.Minnesota started the first inning hot. Max Kepler hit a home run on the first pitch of the game. With some help from Mitch Garver and Jake Cave, the Twins quickly pushed out to a 4-0 lead. Chicago scored only one run in the first, but by the end of the second, the game was all tied up 5-5. Auto (360p) 360p In the fourth, Jorge Polanco hit a two-run single that gave Minnesota back the lead 7-5. The Twins put the game away for good with three more runs in the seventh.Kepler had two home runs in the game and two RBIs on five at-bats. Polanco finished with two runs and two RBIs, and Cave also tallied two RBIs.Jose Berrios gave up seven hits and five runs in the first four innings, but the relief pitchers kept the White Sox from putting anymore runs on the board.Trevor May and Tyler Clippard allowed no hits or runs in one inning each. Tyler Duffey gave up one hit but no runs in his inning, and Cody Stashak allowed only one hit in the final two innings.The Twins improve to 1-0 and will face the White Sox in game two on Saturday. Pre-game starts at 12:30 p.m. on AM 1240 and 95.3 FM WJON.Take a Walk on a Trail from St. Cloud to Sauk RapidsPhoto by Kelly CordesThe RoadMy dog Gloria and I started our journey on a paved path in St. Cloud.Photo by Kelly CordesA field in bloomThe layers of short purple, to taller yellow flowers and then brilliant greenery is good for the soul.Photo by Kelly CordesWild FlowersWe soon found ourselves immersed in a field of greeneryPhoto by Kelly CordesEndless PurpleI find beauty in places you might not recognize…right at your feet…intertwined in the grasses.Photo by Kelly CordesShades of yellowIf I could paint a picture, I would paint it just like this. I love how the purple and yellow flowers contrast with the greenery all around.Photo by Kelly CordesEndless Cat TailsWe are definitely in cat tail country.Photo by Kelly CordesEntering Swamp territoryAs we walked further down the path, more varieties of wild flowers began to appear.Photo by Kelly CordesBlue SkiesDon’t forget to look up. The green leaves in the trees and the beautiful blue sky all around us. I wonder if Gloria ever notices the sky?Photo by Kelly CordesGloria Loves purpleCan I pick these? I love these wild purple flowers.Photo by Kelly CordesCat tail countryA well manicured field leads to a swampy area filled with cat tails.Photo by Kelly CordesYellow bloomsThese tiny yellow flowers were at our feet the entire path that we walked.Photo by Kelly CordesWild Flowers on a country walkI don’t even know what these are. Maybe they are just weeds, but they look like something out of a Dr. Suess book.Photo by Kelly CordesGorgeous Orange LilliesThe orange lillies remind me of my home.Photo by Kelly CordesThe tiniest blooms of happinessMore tiny white and yellow flowers that look like tiny little daisies.Photo by Kelly CordesPath in the distanceIt’s time to head home. We see the trail in the distance.Photo by Kelly CordesGloria wants to dive in.Gloria gets one more glimpse of her purple flowers before she dives in looking for frogs on our last leg of our journey. 1/1 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img 720p HD About Connatix V56490 About Connatix V56490 1080p HDlast_img read more

Sports on TV on August 8 – Sports on TV

first_imgThe sport on TV on August 810:55 Moto GP, Czech Grand Prix, training, MAX sport 112:00 Snooker: World Championship, Eurosport 1, Eurosport 213:00 Formula 1: British Grand Prix, training, Diema Sport 213:30 Moto GP, Czech Grand Prix, qualification, MAX sport 115:00 Cycling, tour of Anne, Eurosport 215:30 Golf, MAX sport 216:00 Formula 1: British Grand Prix, qualification, Diema Sport 216:45 Beach volleyball, Nova sport16:50 Coliseum, Milan – San Remo, Eurosport 117:00 Snooker: World Championship, Eurosport 217:45 Football: Montana – Arda, efbet League, Diema Sport20:00 Football: Botev Vr – Ludogorets, efbet League, Diema sport20:00 Basketball: Portland – LA Clippers, NBA, Diema Sport 220:00 Formula E in Berlin, Eurosport 121:00 Snooker: World Championship, Eurosport 122:00 Football: Barcelona – Napoli, Champions League, bTV Action22:00 Football: Bayern – Chelsea, Champions League, Ring23:00 NASCAR, MAX sport 104:00 MMA, MAX sport 2last_img read more

Agent has ‘opened discussions’ about transfer for Man United star –…

first_imgNormally one of the most prominent names in the European media, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side have been pushed to the background as other clubs take centre stage, but if there’s one player in their squad capable of making headlines by doing nothing, it’s Paul Pogba.Actually, that’s a bit harsh, since he’s just quarantining like everybody else and trying to maintain some fitness in case the Premier League starts up again, but behind-the-scenes, his agent Mino Raiola is sending out a few missives around Europe.That’s what Le10 Sport are reporting on Friday, claiming the Frenchman’s representative has ‘opened discussions’ with Juventus regarding his client.It sounds more dramatic than it actually is, because even if Raiola and the Serie A champions may have ‘started a back and forth to try and study the different possibilities’ of Pogba’s return, it’s not that simple.This comes after Florentino Pérez vetoed a move for the France international because he’s ‘not a fan’ of his and ‘doesn’t want to negotiate’ with his super agent.Embed from Getty ImagesAnd while Zinedine Zidane has made Pogba one of his priorities, he understands talks would be ‘complex’ and following their failed attempts to sign him last summer, they don’t seem up for giving it a second go this time around.The biggest hurdle in all this remains Manchester United, who are ‘officially not a seller’.They see Pogba as the centre piece of their project, but that doesn’t mean the player himself feels the same.Le10 Sport explain the midfielder is ‘interested’ in a return to Juventus, and he is ‘attentively looking at the opportunities presented to him’ with a move to either Madrid or Turin described as ‘dreams’.With rumours sending Miralem Pjanić to Paris Saint-Germain or Barcelona and Adrien Rabiot to Arsenal and Everton, the Serie A side could have some funds to spend in the summer for a big transfer, but will it be enough?That’s the big question, because United still hold all the power and aren’t in a rush to sell.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameThe Most Addictive Game of the Year 2019Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 50? You Need Those Adjustable Focus Reading Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo If there is one team that has been somewhat starved from transfer rumours during this lull in football action, it’s Manchester United.last_img read more

The fair informed Barcelona about the wish to leave the club…

first_imgBarcelona Club capitulated Munich 2: 8 in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals 11 days ago Bayern, experiencing one of the heaviest losses in the history of the club. For the first time since the 2007/2008 season Barcelona was left without titles.Last week, the team was taken over by Ronald Kumann, who replaced Enriki Setjen.He won the fair six times during his career Ballon d’Or the award given to the best footballer of the year. He Barcelona helped the team to win the Spanish championship ten times and get four UEFA Champions League trophies.last_img read more