St. Bernard’s boys rally for 69-59 win over McKinleyville in final non-league tuneup

first_imgEureka >> When the going got tough, so did the Crusaders.Trailing by as many as 10 points in the third quarter, the St. Bernard’s boys basketball team closed out Wednesday night’s 69-59 comeback victory over visiting McKinleyville on a massive 42-22 run to continue building its head of steam going into league play.“I was talking to Tag (Wotherspoon) earlier in the day doing some pre-game radio stuff and that’s what I said about this team — those guys, I don’t even know if they know they’re …last_img

Forum of Africa’s elder statesmen

first_img16 January 2006A select club of former African heads of state, chaired by former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano and with former South African president Nelson Mandela as its patron, has been established as an informal network to help strategise plans for the development of the continent.Chissano, who spearheaded the initiative, was elected chair of the Africa Forum at the body’s inaugural meeting in Maputo, Mozambique last week. The former president of Benin, Nicophore Soglo, was elected deputy chair.Its members include former United Nations secretary general Boutros Boutros-Ghali of Egypt, and former Organisation of African Unity (OAU) secretary-generals William Mboumouma of Cameroon and Ahmed Salim Ahmed of Tanzania.Other former presidents on the forum are: Botswana’s Quett Masire; Burundi’s Pierre Buyoya; Cape Verde’s Aristides Pereira and Antonio Mascarenhas Monteiro; Ghana’s Jerry Rawlings; Guinea-Bissau’s Henrique Rosa; Madagascar’s Norbert Ratsirahonana; Malawi’s Bakili Muluzi; Carl Ossmann and Cassam Eteem of Mauritius; Nigeria’s Yakubu Gowon; Miguel Trovoada of Sao Tome and Principe; Tanzania’s Benjamin Mkapa and Hassan Mwinyi; and Zambia’s Kenneth Kaunda.The forum’s brainstorming sessions will keep in mind the goals of the African Union (AU), which replaced the OAU, and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (Nepad).The body’s first annual meeting will be held in mid-2006, when an executive secretariat will be established.“It is a group of elders,” said John Pesha, interim executive secretary of the Africa Forum and a former Tanzanian diplomat based in South Africa. “Elders do not reprimand – they advise. This is a forum aimed at networking and complementing work in the area of peacemaking.”Chissano said that the forum was an informal platform where former African leaders could map out strategies to assist with the political, economic and social development of the continent.The former leaders said in a statement that they were encouraged by the emergence of democracy and a culture of peace in Africa, and pleased that more African heads of state were relinquishing power when their terms of office expired.Pesha said the forum, established with the support of the Africa Institute of South Africa, would approach the South African government about the possibility of basing the secretariat’s offices in SA.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

Apple’s iPhone 5S Camera Shoots To Kill: Big Aperture, Burst Mode And More

first_img5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Tags:#Apple#iPhone#mobile photography#photography taylor hatmaker 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People…center_img Related Posts 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… On the heels of the debut of the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, Apple has just announced a cadre of new camera features that should keep the iPhone 5S as king of the hill for months to come. The new iPhone 5S camera packs a five-element custom Apple lens with an aperture of f/2.2—an improvement over the iPhone 5’s already impressive f/2.4 glass. The camera will feature a sensor that is 15% larger than that of its predecessor. When it comes to cameras, Apple gets image quality: improving sensor size and aperture is the real way to evolve a camera—not megapixels. Apple will also introduce auto image stabilization, which is a boon for those of us with not quite steady hands. And Apple claims that the speedy new A7 chip will yields autofocus that’s twice as fast.On the video side, the iPhone 5S can capture 720p HD at 120 frames per second. The new “slo-mo” feature can slow that footage down to a 120 frames-per-second crawl. While it’s no Phantom—the ultra high end video cameras famous for their slow motion skills—it’s a fun addition for anyone who shoots and shares video.The new iPhone camera features span both the hardware and software side of things, but the hardware is the real prize here, since we had a preview of the new photography software when iOS 7 was announced earlier this year. In iOS 7, mobile photogs can put the iPhone 5S’s hardware specs through their paces with some nifty new features. Beyond a flatter visual redesign to match the overall Ive-vibe, iOS 7 features an Instagram-inspired photo filters and even a mode to shoot square shots from the get-go. The totally overhauled iOS 7 camera app offers 15-zone autofocus matrix metering, “True Tone” flash for color correcting blown-out flash shots and a 10 frames-per-second burst mode, activated by holding down the shutter button. The iOS 7 camera can also take multiple images and choose the best of them or combine them for a better-balanced shot, similar to the idea of HDR or image bracketing. With the multiple image burst mode, the device actually decides which image it thinks is best—not unlike the “Highlights” feature in Google+, which picks your best image for you (and is often right).Won’t be gunning for the iPhone 5S in that delightful champagne gold? Don’t worry—the iPhone 4S, iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S will all share in the photography software upgrades baked into iOS 7.last_img read more

Amputation repair

first_imgIn case of a complete amputation, the body part can be reattached. The body part should be wrapped in a clean, damp cloth, placed in a sealed plastic bag, and the bag immersed in cold water (ice water if available). Cooling the severed body part will keep it alive for much longer than if it is at room temperature or warmer.Review Date:8/11/2012Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.last_img read more