El Clasico Live on GOtv Max on Saturday

first_imgSpanish aristocrats, Real Madrid, will on Saturday host their eternal rivals, Barcelona, at the Santiago Bernabeu in the 178th El Clasico. The famous rivalry between the two teams, which takes centre stage in Round 26 of the 2018/19 La Liga season, will be broadcast live and exclusive to GOtv MAX subscribers on SuperSport Select 4 (channel 34) at 8:45 pm.This would be the second LaLiga clash between the two rivals this season following the 5-1 win for Barcelona in October.Barcelona, the defending champions and current league leaders, will be buoyed by their 4-2 victory away at Sevilla last week. The Los Blaugrana, who are seeking their 18th win of the season, will be led into battle by captain Lionel Messi, who currently tops the LaLiga goal chart with 25 goals. But Real Madrid cannot be dismissed as no-hopers despite their patchy form this season. The Los Blancos, currently third on the log, trail Barcelona by a massive 12 points. Santiago Solari’s men will be encouraged by their hard-fought 2-1 win against Levante last Sunday and will need no other motivation to halt, even temporarily, their rival’s progress.They will rely on their talented strike force of Karim Benzema, Vinícius Jnr. and the resurgent Gareth Bale to deliver the much-needed goals. Form, however, rarely matters in the El Clasico, as it is a game traditionally runs on passion and near-tribal rivalry.Chief Customer Officer, MultiChoice Nigeria, Martin Mabutho, explained that the broadcast of the high-profile match to GOtv MAX subscribers is a way of giving football fans access to the best Spanish football live.“Real Madrid and Barcelona are the most famous teams in Spain and have huge following in Nigeria. Being the home of La Liga, we are delighted to bring to our subscribers the El Clasico on GOtv MAX,” he said.Mabutho urged GOtv subscribers, especially those on GOtv Plus, Value and Lite packages, to take advantage of the “Top Up” campaign and upgrade to GOtv MAX by paying a reduced fee of N2, 500 in order to have access to the game and other exciting programmes.This weekend’s LaLiga matches will kick off with the clash between Rayo Vallecano and Girona on Friday at 9 pm. The match will air live on SuperSport Select 4.Saturday’s games include: Espanyol versus Valladolid (showing at 1 pm on SuperSport Select 2 and 4); Villarreal versus Alaves (showing at 4:15 pm on SuperSport Select 4); Huesca versus Sevilla (showing at 6:30 pm on SuperSport Select 4).Games to be broadcast on Sunday are Eibar versus Celta Vigo (showing at 12 noon on SuperSport Select 2 and 4); Real Betis versus Getafe (showing at 4:15 pm on SuperSport Select 4); Real Sociedad versus Atletico Madrid (showing at 6:30 pm on SuperSport Select 4); and Valencia versus Athletic Bilbao (showing at 8:45 pm on SuperSport Select 4)Week 26 matches will be rounded off on Monday when Leganes take on Levante (showing at 9 pm on SuperSport Select 4).Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Ballet Northwest Presents The Nutcracker

first_imgFacebook94Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Ballet NorthwestPhoto: Courtesy of Ballet Northwest and Jerome TsoBallet Northwest is proud to debut a brand-new Act I set for their annual presentation of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Over 200 dancers will grace the stage this year as audiences experience the timeless holiday tale in a whole new way.Set designer Jill Carter and Co-Artistic Directors Ken and Josie Johnson have been working since last spring on the new set, which shows the interior of the Silberhaus home on the eve of their Christmas party. Technological advances in stage design and lighting will make the set to appear to grow when Clara joins the Nutcracker and toy soldiers in battle against the Mouse King.200 people make up the cast, which features local dancers as young as eight years old as well as Ballet Northwest company dancers. Ballet Northwest’s dance company is comprised of over 70 dancers age 12 and older, primarily from the South Puget Sound area. Guest dancer Iyun Harrison joins the production as the Nutcracker Prince. Mr. Harrison danced professionally with Dance Theater of Harlem and Ailey II, both in New York City. Currently he is on faculty at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, and locally at Johansen Olympia Dance Center. He is also the Artistic Director of Ashani Dances in Seattle.The production is choreographed by Ballet Northwest’s Artistic Directors Ken and Josie Johnson and is sponsored by The Olympian, Dr. Andrew Kapust, DDS, Kell-Chuck Glass, and Mixx 96.1 FM.Co-Artistic Director Josie Johnson states, “We’re thrilled to be debuting this amazing new set, which will make the production even more magical.”Her husband and Co-Artistic Director Ken Johnson adds, “The talent this year is greater than ever, so much so that we’ve triple cast all of the soloist parts so the dancers rotate through different parts, like most professional companies.”Plot Synopsis and HistoryDuring a family Christmas party, the mysterious Herr Drosselmeyer gives Clara a wooden Nutcracker in the shape of a soldier dressed in parade uniform. When her brother Fritz grabs for the toy it breaks. Crushed, Clara nurses the Nutcracker with Herr Drosselmeyer’s help. After the party, Clara visits her Nutcracker in the great room and falls asleep on the sofa. At midnight, she awakens to find herself shrunk to the size of the toys under the tree. An army of mice corner her and the Nutcracker springs to life. He, Clara, and a host of Toy Soldiers defeat the Mouse King and his army. The Nutcracker is revealed to be a prince, finally freed from the Mouse King’s magic. To thank her for breaking the spell that bound him inside the nutcracker, the Prince takes Clara to the Land of Sweets, where The Sugar Plum Fairy and her people dance to celebrate the Prince’s return.The Nutcracker is a fairy-tale ballet based on the L’Histoire d’un Casse Noisette (The Story of the Hazelnut-Cracker) by Dumas Père, which is itself based on The Nutcracker and the Mouse King by E.T.A. Hoffmann. Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky wrote the score for the ballet, which premiered on December 17, 1892 at the Maryinsky Theater in St. Petersburg with the Imperial Russian Ballet. Though The Nutcracker was performed in Russia for many years, it was not performed in its entirety in the US until December 29, 1944 by the San Francisco Opera Ballet, where it became an annual holiday tradition. For 10 years, they were the only company in the country to perform it until the New York City Ballet staged a production with George Balanchine’s choreography on February 2, 1954. It wasn’t long before the ballet secured its place in American tradition. Balanchine’s choreography has become the most emulated in the world.BiographiesJosie Johnson, Co-Artistic Director –  Josie and her husband Ken are the Directors of Johansen Olympia Dance Center. She trained at Orange County Ballet Theatre, Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet, and The Hartt School at the University of Hartford, where she received a B.F.A. in Dance Pedagogy. Josie danced professionally with Dance Connecticut/Hartford Ballet, Connecticut Opera, Roxey Ballet, and ARC Dance Productions. Guest credits include Eliot Feld’s Mr. XYZ with Mikhail Baryshnikov and Kirk Peterson’s The Nutcracker with the American Ballet Theatre Studio Company. Josie has taught and choreographed extensively throughout New Jersey and Connecticut, and locally at Washington Contemporary Ballet, Evergreen City Ballet, ARC Dance Productions, and Saint Martin’s University. She is an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified teacher.Ken Johnson, Co-Artistic Director – Ken and his wife Josie are the Directors of Johansen Olympia Dance Center. He trained at Johansen School of Ballet, Evergreen City Ballet, and the School of Hartford Ballet. He attended summer programs at American Ballet Theatre, Houston Ballet, Pennsylvania Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet on scholarship. Ken danced professionally with Hartford Ballet, Dance Connecticut, and Connecticut Opera, as well as at the prestigious Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Following his retirement from performing, Ken received a bachelor’s from The Hartt School at the University of Hartford. In addition to teaching dance, Ken has worked at American Repertory Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Dance Connecticut, ACT Theatre, and Tacoma Art Museum. He is an American Ballet Theatre National Training Curriculum certified teacher.Since 1970, Ballet Northwest has been a community-based group dedicated to promoting, teaching, and preserving the art of dance in Southwestern Washington. The company offers educational opportunities for local dancers as well as outreach throughout the community.Details:  Performances scheduled at  7:30pm on Dec. 13, 14, 22, and 21;  2pm on Dec 14, 15, 21 and 22, 2013. All performances held at The Washington Center for the Performing Arts, 512 Washington St SE Olympia, WA 98501.  Purchase tickets by calling 360-753-8586 or order online at www.olytix.org.  Tickets are $14 to$30, plus $3.00 service fee. Student, senior, and youth discounts available.last_img read more

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I Feel Pretty …

first_imgBy Kathy MieleIt was early on a weekend morning when I decided to give myself a day of pampering.Going through the cabinets in my bathroom I found all the products that would make me beautiful. The first step was smoothing on a thick layer of clay on my face. Once that was done I sat back on the couch ready to read the newspaper and wait for my facemask to harden.Steven walked in and did a quick double take. “What’s that for?” he asked.“It’s a detox mask,” I answered barely moving my lips and wondering if maybe becoming a ventriloquist was in my future.“What are you detoxing from?” he asked.“Can’t talk, mask is hardening.” I picked up the newspaper again and continued my relaxing.Once the mask was done, I decided to put a deep-oil treatment in my hair and a peppermint mask on my feet.Steven walked by again. “Wow! What’s that smell?” He looked at my feet propped up on the coffee table encased in a chalk-like substance and my oily hair on top of my head wrapped in plastic wrap.“It’s the peppermint. I’m recharging my tired feet.”I’d finished with the newspaper and had moved on to a book. “After 10 minutes I can rinse this off then I’ll put on a thick layer of shea butter before I put on a pair of white cotton socks, two hours later my feet will be baby soft and completely rehydrated.”“With a smell like that I bet you’re opening up your sinuses too!” Steven held his hand over his nose as he walked past me to go to the kitchen. “I know mine are,” he mumbled.Twenty minutes later, freshly out of the shower, the deep-oil treatment was done and my hair was air drying. No heat from a blow dryer was going to mess up a 20-minute oil treatment!I sat back on the couch ready to start my manicure. With my wet hair now hanging around my newly detoxed face and my feet sliding around in my white cotton socks, (I might have gone a little too heavy with the shea butter), I began buffing my nails.Steven came by again. “Are done in the bathroom?” he asked. “I’d like to get my shower.”“I am, but be careful in the shower,” I called. “My oil treatment might have left the floor of the shower a little slippery.”When Steven came out of the shower, my nails were finished and drying. “Thanks for the warning,” he said. “It was pretty slippery in there.”“Sorry about that. I’ll scrub it out later when I’m finished.” I waved my fingers back and forth and began blowing on them. “Do you want some lunch?” I asked.“Sure, what are you making?” he asked.“I was hoping you’d make something,” I said as I waved my fingers around. “I’m still drying.”“I was going to make some eggs,” he said. “Do you want some?”“That would be perfect,” I said as I grabbed my book and settled back into the cushions of the couch wondering why I didn’t do these beauty treatment weekends more often.last_img read more

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Russians hold off Team Canada comeback to advance to gold medal final

first_imgCanada could not duplicate what the Russians did to them a year ago.Despite outscoring the Russians 4-1 in the third period, Team Canada’s comeback fell just short as the defending gold medalists held on for a 6-5 victory Monday at the World Junior Championships at the Saddledome in Calgary.Russia now advances to take on Sweden in the Gold medal game, while Canada will take on Finland for bronze.Leading 6-1 in the third, Canada scored four unanswered goals but couldn’t net the equalizer despite steady pressure late in the game — and a few goal posts and goalmouth scrambles to boot.Dougie Hamilton, Jaden Schwartz, Brendan Gallagher, and Brandon Gormley all scored for Canada in the third. Brett Connolly netted Canada’s first of the game in the second period.Yevgeni Kuznetsov led Russia’s charge offensively with a hat trick. Nikita Nesterov, Alexander Khokhlachev, and Nikita Kucherov have also scored for Russia.Canada outshot the Russians 54-26 in the game.Scott Wedgewood started the game for Canada but left the game with an injury and was replaced by Mark Visentin.Canada entered the game undefeated after preliminary round play and a bye to the semi final.However, mistakes early allowed the Russians to lead 2-0 after one period and 5-1 following the second intermission.Russian advances to its fifth gold medal game in the past eight years.Canada had appeared in 10 straight gold medal games before 2012 but have won a medal at the World Juniors 13 straight years.Team Canada is going to 14 Thursday in the bronze medal final against the Finns.last_img read more

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Leafs, Hawks battle to 3-3 OT tie on opening night of KIJHL

first_imgThe teams were tied 1-1 after two periods before the Hawks scored twice in a span of 39 seconds in the second period to grab a 3-2 lead in the third.Adam Maida was in goal for Nelson while Carson Schamerhorn played in the pipes for the Hawks.Nelson gets right back at it Saturday as the Leafs play host to another Murdoch rival, Castlegar Rebels at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.Meanwhile Beaver Valley returns home for banner raising night as the club hosts 100 Mile House at 7:30 p.m. in the Hawks Nest.100 Mile double Grand Forks 4-2In Grand Forks, visiting 100 Mile House Wranglers scored twice in the third period to snap a 2-2 and defeat the Border Bruins 4-2.Matt Lucero and Michael Rand scored for the Bruins.Justin Bond, Stephen Egan, Devan Suidy and Micky Turner scored for the Wranglers. Rookie forward Sam Webber scored a power play goal in the third period to lift the Nelson Leafs to a a 3-3 tie against the defending Western Canadian Junior B Hockey Champs on opening night of the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League champion Beaver Valley Nitehawks Friday at the NDCC Arena.This was the third consecutive time this season the teams have played to a draw — Nelson and Beaver Valley twice tied during the preseason.Robson Cramer and Rayce Miller also scored for the Leafs who were out shot 30-29 by the Hawks.Sam Swanson, Michael Pruss and Kyle Hope replied for the Hawks.last_img read more

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Cells Teach Humans About Design

first_imgBiomimetics extends to the cellular level, where extraordinary processes show engineers the right way to do things.Locks and keys. We all know man-made locks on our doors, but cells use lock-and-key mechanisms to regulate their own processes. Phys.org says that “Copying nature’s lock-and-key system could improve rapid medical diagnostics.” Researchers at Imperial College London looked at the secrets of receptors on proteins to fashion a new kind of transistor.Receptors recognise molecules with particular shapes and bind to them in a lock-and-key mechanism. In this study, the nanoscale transistor was made from a polymer material that could be imprinted with a binding site – ‘the lock’. This allows the system to detect the only matching ‘key’ – a specific target molecule.To test that the system works as expected, the team used it to detect the antibody that binds to insulin, a mechanism important in the diagnosis of diabetes. However, the team say that the system design can also be readily applied in the detection to a much broader range of biological molecules.Co-author of the study Professor Joshua Edel, from the Department of Chemistry at Imperial, said: “We have shown that we can imprint a polymer at the entrance to the nanopore with the shape of the natural ‘lock’ to the ‘key’ molecule we are looking for, mimicking biological receptors.“What’s a ‘photonic melanin supraball’? Whatever it is, it must be good, because it was the product of ‘bioinspiration’ to a team desiring to mimic structural colors – those ‘photonic crystals’ that give butterflies their iridescent wings and birds their flashing feathers. To achieve their design, they looked to the molecular components behind those animal wonders:We demonstrate a feasible solution for producing structural colors inspired by bird feathers. We have designed core-shell nanoparticles using high–refractive index (RI) (~1.74) melanin cores and low-RI (~1.45) silica shells. The design of these nanoparticles was guided by finite-difference time-domain simulations. These nanoparticles were self-assembled using a one-pot reverse emulsion process, which resulted in bright and noniridescent supraballs. With the combination of only two ingredients, synthetic melanin and silica, we can generate a full spectrum of colors. These supraballs could be directly added to paints, plastics, and coatings and also used as ultraviolet-resistant inks or cosmetics.Think of the lipstick shades that could come from this technology. Even pigs might look charming with it.Selective passage for smart membranes. Cell membranes have the amazing capacity to let certain items in and block others. Called active transport, this capacity (unlike unguided osmosis, a natural law that only follows the concentration gradient), allows cells to use natural law to ‘violate’ natural law by design, going against natural concentration gradients through the use of highly-sophisticated ‘gates’ in the membrane. One of those is the aquaporin family of membrane channels, which let water in or out but can block other molecules. Nature Scientific Reports published a new paper about this, “Quantification of Aquaporin-Z reconstituted into vesicles for biomimetic membrane fabrication.” This is important, they say, because “Aquaporin incorporated biomimetic membranes are anticipated to offer unprecedented desalination capabilities” such as reverse osmosis.Quantifying the reconstituted aquaporins in synthetic membranes, however, represents a “huge hurdle” to progress in this field. The team in Singapore came up with a new method to determine how many channels make it into production:These methods allow more accurate determination of Aquaporin-Z reconstituted and loss during reconstitution, with relatively commonly available equipment and without complex sample handling, or lengthy data analysis. These would allow them to be widely applicable to scientific studies of protein function in the biomimetic environment and engineering studies on biomimetic membrane fabrication.In this series of three CEH articles, we have shown that biomimetics is still a very hot topic in science. Engineers are getting inspired everywhere in nature: from animals, from plants, and even from the tiny molecular machines in cells.Go bioneers! (5/13/06). In the 15 years we have been reporting on progress in biomimetics, interest in the subject has grown steadily around the world. The time is ripe to oust the Darwin Party totalitarian regime and send them into exile. Design is the word for the 21st century! (Visited 303 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Transport Month celebrates the ‘heartbeat’ of South Africa’s economy

first_img“A resilient and fast-growing economy is at the heart of our radical economic transformation agenda and our National Development Plan,” Transport Minister Dipuo Peters at the launch of Transport Month at Mmorogong village in North West on Saturday.Transport is the heart of the country’s development, the heartbeat of the economy, she said.The theme of the month-long campaign is “Together we move South Africa forward”.“Our programme this year will showcase transport infrastructure projects, promote the use of public transport and advance the country’s road safety initiatives,” Peters said.The minister praised the transport industry’s accomplishments and explained its ongoing works.October is recognised as Transport Month on the official government calendar, and this year’s launch was been spectacular #OTM2016 pic.twitter.com/HCehbhqPdB— Dipuo Peters (@DipuoPeters) October 3, 2016Roads and airportsPeters commended the work of the Road Accident Fund, describing it as “the country’s social security safety net that covers and consoles those tragically maimed on South African roads”.Peters said the fund continues to deliver services despite a tough economic climate.She applauded work done by the Airports Company South Africa, saying airports across the country are becoming important catalysts for economic growth.“They are being transformed into multi-faceted, world-class, global gateways for travel, trade and commerce. As a result, business opportunities abound, particularly in property, retail and advertising.”Turning to maritime transport, Peters said under Operation Phakisa there were already a group of local and international investors collaborating to operate South Africa-flagged ships.Ongoing projectsThe Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa will be acquiring new stock over the next decade because the current rolling stock was over 50 years old, Peters said. “The acquisition of the new rolling stock will also include the upgrade of the current rail infrastructure, including stations in our main cities and towns.”She said progress was being made in the Moloto Road Development Corridor, in which investment in passenger rail will give commuters a safer, faster and more accessible connection between Mpumalanga and Gauteng.Peters said the refurbishment of the infamous Moloto Road will take five years to complete at a cost of R4.5-billion.“Moloto Road is notoriously known as the road of death. We are going to transform it into a road of hope,” she said.She described the national road network as arteries carrying life-giving oxygen in the South African economy’s lifeblood.Source: South African Government News AgencyWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See Using SouthAfrica.info materiallast_img read more

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Three RCMP officers injured arresting Trans Mountain pipeline demonstrators

first_imgAt least 28 demonstrators were arrested at the site over the weekend after they zip-tied themselves to a gate.A B.C. Supreme Court judge issued an order preventing protesters from being within five metres of two works sites at Trans Mountain terminals in the Metro Vancouver city.The injunction is indefinite, allowing Trans Mountain to continue work that was approved by the federal government to twin the existing pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby. BURNABY, B.C. — The RCMP say three officers suffered minor injuries while making arrests Monday evening at demonstrations against the expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Burnaby, B.C.The Mounties say one officer suffered a head injury after being kicked, another suffered a knee injury and a third injured a hand.The four arrests between 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Monday evening were in addition to 15 made earlier in the day.last_img read more

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Collision blocking Alaska Highway near Mile 112

first_imgUPDATE – Traffic is moving again in both directions in the area of the collision.FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Several eyewitnesses, report a collision near Mile 112 of the Alaska Highway.The collision is blocking the Alaska Highway in both directions and apparently involves a crew bus and another truck.  The RCMP have confirmed a crash has happened, but members have only just arrived on scene. If you’re travelling in the area, let us know what you see, email news@moosefm.ca any pictures or information.A photo of the traffic backed up along the Alaska Highway – SubmittedEyewitnesses tell Energeticcity.ca traffic is backed up for over a kilometre in both directions.As we get more information, we will update this post.last_img

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Twitterati hail TikTok ban in India

first_imgNew Delhi: Twitter was flooded with memes and funny videos after a ban on Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok made it unavailable to download from Google Play Store and Apple’s App Store in India. “Saddened to hear about the demise of TikTok India. Two minutes of silence for the TikTok users who mentioned ‘Actor’ in their Bio,” a user wrote on Twitter. “Thank God and the Indian judiciary for the ban!! Hat’s off to you sir Advocate S. Muthukumar for filing this petition to save our youth,” another user tweeted. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details TikTok India had been on the radar for its “pornographic and inappropriate” content. Earlier this month, the Madras High Court ordered a ban on the app on a plea by Advocate Muthu Kumar. On April 3, the Supreme Court refused to stay the Madras High Court order following which the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology asked Google and Apple to block the app. TikTok’s ban only means that new users won’t have access to the app on Google and Apple devices. Owned by Chinese technology company ByteDance, TikTok claims that it has over 120 million monthly active users in India.last_img read more

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