How do Raiders feel about roughing the passer controversy?: ‘It’s just a shame’

first_imgALAMEDA — Mo Hurst doesn’t remember the last time he helped a quarterback up after taking him to the ground.Against the Dolphins last Sunday, after tackling Ryan Tannehill on 3rd-and-9 around Oakland’s 45-yard line, Hurst extended his right hand for Tannehill before even fully standing himself.“I really didn’t think I was going to get called,” Hurst said Thursday. “If I help him up maybe they’ll be like, ‘Aw, he’s being nice to him. He’s not really trying to do anything bad.’”The ref threw a …last_img

US to shed light on Africom

first_img21 September 2007The planned location of the new Africa Command (Africom) centre of the United States of America may become know when African envoys meet with their US counterparts in Washington DC this weekend, a senior Foreign Affairs official has told Parliament.Briefing members of Parliament’s portfolio committee on foreign affairs in Cape Town on Wednesday, the department’s acting deputy director-general, Gert Grobler, reiterated the Southern African Development Community (SADC) stance that the region did not want to host Africom.Grobler said there was no “concrete information” available on the proposed location of Africom, a US military command centre dedicated exclusively to the African continent, the creation of which was announced by US President George Bush in February.He added that South Africa was among a number of other countries invited to a meeting with US officials in Washington DC on 22 and 23 September, when the US would make more information on Africom available.Grobler told Members of Parliament that the African Union’s final position on the matter was not entirely clear, although the South African government believed that a majority of countries on the continent would adopt a position similar to that of the SADC.Speaking to the media in August this year, Defence Minister Mosioua Lekota stressed the importance of continental unity behind such a decision, adding that following a unified position on the issue was more important to South Africa’s “medium to long-term interest”.Grobler explained that South Africa was not necessarily opposed to the creation of such a command centre, but would prefer it if the US kept the centre where it is right now – in Germany.He said the SADC’s fears were that, even though Africom would not necessarily entail a large number of personal, it would be “an injection” of US military presence on the continent, creating a facility for enhanced intelligence-gathering within Africa.A major concern is that such a US presence on the continent could lead to “a further radicalisation” of anti-US views on the continent, and even make Africa a target for terrorist acts.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

New airport nears completion

first_imgAn aerial view of King Shaka International Airport, taken in May 2009. (Image: Acsa) MEDIA CONTACTS • Colin NaidooCommunications Manager, Acsa+27 31 451 6666 USEFUL LINKS • Airports Company of South Africa • Dube Tradeport • Air FranceRELATED ARTICLES• OR Tambo spreads its wings • Lanseria International Airport • Infrastructure development in South AfricaJanine ErasmusSouth Africa’s newest airport, King Shaka International situated north of Durban at La Mercy, will be ready in time for the 2010 Fifa World Cup, according to a recent announcement from the Airports Company of South Africa (Acsa).Acsa communications manager Colin Naidoo said that construction is progressing well, and he is confident the airport will open in time for the expected influx of football-mad fans in June 2010.Currently 72% complete, the airport’s opening passenger capacity will be 8-million per year, compared to the 4.7-million presently handled by Durban International Airport. In terms of size, it is three times bigger than Durban International.The R7.4-billion King Shaka International is the first brand new project undertaken by Acsa and the first greenfield airport in South Africa.Completion of construction is expected by the end of 2009, after which Acsa will spend around four months testing the airport before its 2010 opening.The project has provided jobs for around 12 000 people and once finished, 8 000 people will take up permanent employment at the airport. This is 3 000 more than the current staff complement of Durban International.Future capacity is not a problem either. Durban International is expected to reach its limit by 2015, whereas King Shaka has been designed to expand in stages, up to a projected maximum of 45-million passengers by 2060.Acsa, with the help of local and international experts, has reportedly already developed a special transfer programme for the relocation of Durban International operations to King Shaka.Economic growthThe airport is part of the massive Dube Tradeport development under construction on 2 060ha about 35km north of Durban, close to the N2 freeway. This is a cutting-edge complex which includes King Shaka International, a trade zone and an IT platform.The tradeport will inject new economic growth into the region and offer up to 270 000 new jobs directly and indirectly.Advanced facilitiesKing Shaka’s runway is 3.7km in length, long enough to accommodate the world’s biggest passenger craft, the Airbus A380 and its closest rival, the Boeing B747. Expansion to 4km if necessary is possible. The 400 000m2 of runways alone are the equivalent of 100 football fields.Plans for a second expansion phase, to be undertaken around 2035, include a parallel runway running along the opposite side of the terminal buildings. The third phase will see the airport reach its maximum capacity in 2060.With parking for 6 500 cars, 4 300 more than Durban International, the new addition to the group of South African airports will signal a long-overdue revival of the region.Regional growthDurban is Africa’s busiest port and KwaZulu-Natal is the second fastest growing province in industrial and commercial terms, contributing about 17% to GDP. The province has not kept pace with the country’s commercial hub Gauteng, and this lack of progress is partly due to the inferior airport facilities.Almost 50 000 tons of manufactured goods have to be trucked up to Johannesburg every year to be exported by air. As a result, many companies have relocated to Gauteng to cut down on transport costs. It is hoped that they will return once the airport and trade zone are complete.Besides the arrivals and departure terminals, with 16 passenger boarding bridges, and cutting-edge cargo terminal, the Dube Tradeport will also feature hotels, a conference centre, entertainment area and retail space.An agricultural zone will allow for the cultivation of produce for export, and its proximity to the airport will ensure that time-sensitive crops are shipped out while still as fresh as possible. Potential tenants include local farmers, cooperatives and international horticultural companies.Super-jumbo craftIn a related story, Air France announced in August 2009 that it plans to bring its Airbus A380 to South Africa. The Roissy-en-France-based airline currently has one A380 in its stable, with another 12 on order. The lone A380 is due to start on the Paris–New York route later in the year.Air France’s plans will make it the first airline to allocate one of its giant craft to a South African route. Although no actual date has been announced, it is understood that the craft will come into service at the beginning of 2010.According to Air France’s Ralf Karsenbarg, the main reason for this decision is the optimism that Air France feels about future developments in South Africa. The upcoming 2010 Fifa World Cup was an important factor, said Karsenbarg, and also the fact that South Africa is actively promoted as a desirable destination both at home and abroad.The first transatlantic Air France A380 flight takes place on 20 November. To celebrate the occasion the airline is to conduct an online auction of 380 seats on each of its two inaugural flights – outbound and inbound. All proceeds will go to three Air France Foundation projects for children in distress. The auction will take place in October 2009.The beneficiaries are the Marseille-based Association Arts et Développement which presents street art workshops to city children; the Association Plan France in New Delhi, which improves living conditions for child workers; and the Gauteng-based François-Xavier Bagnoud Association, an afterschool programme for Aids orphans.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more

Video: Homeless Team SA returns

first_imgThe South African street soccer team is welcomed by supporters at Cape Town International Airport after taking part in the 2009 Homeless World Cup in Milan, Italy from 6 to 13 September.After a tough eight days of competition, the team sponsored by Ambition24 beat Malawi 9-1 in the final of the Milan Cup playoff among teams ranked 17th to 24th after the second round of the competition.Click arrow to play video.last_img

Police Investigate Aggravated Burglary

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppTurks and Caicos, May 30, 2017 – Providenciales – Detectives of the Royal Turks and Caicos Islands Police Force are investigating an Aggravated Burglary Report that occurred this morning (Tuesday 30th May 2017) in the Blue Hills area of Providenciales.Around 3:22am on that date, Police responded to a home on the Millennium Highway where two victims were met and they told officers that around 11:25pm that night they secured their home and went to bed. They were awakened by the shattering sound of their back glass door by a rock that was thrown by two slim built masked men who entered the home, brandished  and pointed a gun at them and demanded cash. The culprits got away with one (1) brown Land hand bag, one (1) Mac Book Pro Laptop and one (1) Samsung J7 phone.No one was injured during this incident.Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1-800-8477 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: www.crimestoppers.tc, Chalk Sound Police Station 338-5901. The information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter page.Crime Incidents.Over the past twenty-four hours there were two Burglaries, One Attempted Burglary and one Aggravated Burglary reported on the island of Providenciales. Investigations are in progress.Press Release: RTCIPF Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApplast_img read more

Heres the new Firefox logo for a family of Mozilla apps

first_img Firefox Privacy Mozilla Share your voice 0 Tags Mozilla Mozilla on Tuesday unveiled its new Firefox logo — actually a family of logos — designed to give a unified identity to its broadening suite of products and services.You probably know the Firefox name from Mozilla’s open-source browser. But the new Firefox “master brand” stands for a collection of tools that’ll sport the Firefox name. That includes not just the browser, but also Firefox Send for transferring files, Firefox Lockwise to store and sync passwords, and Firefox Monitor to check if your password was exposed in a data breach.”That’s just the beginning of the new Firefox family,” Mozilla said in a blog post about the new brand. The master brand is a variation of Firefox’s globe-encompassing, flaming fox, but it’s mostly just a stylized flame that opens the door to a broader suite of colors.A master Firefox brand, at top, spawns variations for different Mozilla apps and tools.A master Firefox brand, at top, spawns variations for different Mozilla apps and tools. Mozilla Mozilla is expanding its tools, but the icon for the Firefox browser, used by close to 300 million people each month, is likely to remain the most important one you’ll see on your PC or phone screen for now. As first reported by CNET, the new Firefox browser icon is stylized, simplified, and for the first time faces you. The blue Earth is now purple (the continents vanished in an earlier redesign), and the fox’s legs are gone altogether.The new branding comes during a push to emphasize private browsing that contrasts with the user-tracking priorities of online advertising giants Facebook and Google, maker of the rival Chrome browser. Firefox remains an important browser, but it hasn’t dented Chrome’s dominance. With privacy now in vogue in tech circles — yes, even at Google and Facebook — Mozilla has a new chance to win new loyalists.The new Firefox brand opens the door to some new color schemes. Mozilla likes the gradients.The new Firefox brand opens the door to some new color schemes. Mozilla likes the gradients. Mozilla “Privacy is woven into every Firefox brand experience. With each release, our products will continue to add features that protect you and alert you to risks,” Mozilla said. “Unlike Big Tech companies that claim to offer privacy but still use you and your data, with us you know where you stand.”This month, Firefox began blocking attempts to track your browsing behavior across the web, though the change affects new users only for now and will only be enabled for existing users in coming months. The move followed browsers Safari and Brave. Microsoft is building a similar tool into its Edge browser.Mozilla will distribute the new Firefox browser icon with an update of the software arriving this fall.Originally published June 11, 8:04 a.m. PTUpdate, 1:06 p.m.: Adds schedule for when the Firefox browser will ship with the new icon.center_img Post a comment Computers Security CNET Apps Todaylast_img read more

Daimler ships out first electric Freightliner semi truck in the US

first_img Tags Freightliner Electric Cars Car Industry Trucks More about 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door Comments Check out the Level 2 Freightliner Cascadia big rig at CES 2019 Review • 2019 Mercedes-AMG GT53 4-Door review: Defying expectations Now playing: Watch this: 22 Photos 2019 Chevy Malibu review: Swing and a misscenter_img 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealous 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Share your voice 3 The first self-driving big-rig hits the road in Nevada 1:53 More From Roadshow Look for the first ones in Southern California Daimler First came the electric Freightliner box truck, and now we have the semi truck. Daimler said on Monday it’s built the very first eCascadia semi trucks and they’re on their way to the first lucky customers in the US.If the eCascadia looks and sounds familiar, that’s because it’s based on Freightliner’s normal Cascadia semi. Rather than its internal-combustion engine, there’s a battery-electric powertrain with a 550-kWh battery pack. Daimler has previously said the electric powertrain makes 730 horsepower and is good enough for 250 miles of range. Plug the big semi into the right connector and 80% of the battery’s capacity returns in 90 minutes.The electric semi isn’t exactly going into production just yet, however. Instead, the first eCascadias will be part of a “Freightliner Innovation Fleet” before the truck enters series production in late 2021. Penske and NFI are the two companies that will add the electric semi to their ranks first.Penske also took delivery of one of the first eM2 box trucks, the other electric truck from Daimler’s Freightliner division. Each of the eCascadias will operate in Southern California by the end of the year. Freightliner said it will deliver additional eCascadias to customers throughout this year.Effectively, Daimler has beaten Tesla to the electric semi market. The Silicon Valley-based automaker has promised the Tesla Semi will enter production soon, but so far, it hasn’t. Instead, the Semi has been used to deliver other Tesla vehicles and haul between the Gigafactory and various places.Yet, Daimler has spread its electric truck portfolio out. Not only does it have the eCascadia and the eM2, the automaker also showed off the Fuso eCanter and even an electric school bus.last_img read more