1928 Ford Tudor retains Concours crown

first_imgPhoenix Aviation’s Mohammed Paruez pooled 279 points to complete an emphatic back to back success before an enthusiastic crowd that was treated to some exhilarating displays at the Racecourse.The Phoenix Tudor- entered in class 13 of veteran, vintage and post vintage cars made up to December 31, 1940, was incidentally the last car to be judged in the CBA sponsored event and emerged the winner with an impressive six point margin over the Diccon Wilcock entered 1951 MG TD.Third overall in the cars class was Sati Gata-Aura with a 1977 Nissan 160J.The top motorcycle prize was captured by the fourth bike to be assessed—the Sati’s Classics 1925 DWK on 183. This is the third straight win by the DWK and the fourth since 2007. Sati is no stranger to the Concours having entered several previous events. He achieved the third slot with 183.The Sati’s Classic DWK was 9 points ahead of runner-up Keith Bakker with a 1969 Honda 750.The leader board changed two times during the Concours which was the 44th in the annual series organised by the Alfa Romeo Owners Club.As cars mounted the Total ramp and continued along the judging line in front of the Nairobi Racecourse grandstand, the early pace setter was the 1977 Nissan 160J which had been prepared by Sati Gati-Aura.Shortly afterwards the 1951 MG TD of Wilcock took over the lead and clung onto it until the Phoenix Ford Tudor of Mohammed Paruez snatched the lead at the eleventh hour.Spectators flocked to the Elegance pavilion for a break between watching the judging of the classic and vintage cars and motorcycles and viewing the motor trade stands while officials set to work on the assessment of 64 cars entered in this year’s event.The event’s closing ceremony was presided over by Nairobi County Governor Dr. Evans Kidero.Overall Results1. Phoenix Aviation (Ford Tudor, 1928) 279points2. Diccon Wilcock (MG TD, 1951) 2733. Sati Gata-Aura (Nissan 160J, 1977)4. Phoenix Aviation (Jaguar Mark V, 1951) 2725. Phoenix Aviation (VW Beetle, 1958) 2666. Brian Barton (MG TC, 1948) 2627. John Wroe (Ford Tudor, 1930) 2598. Karl Pleitz (MGB-GT, 1973) 2599. Vitaform Products Limited (Austin Mini, 1972) 25810. Gayling May (Alfa Romeo Sprint, 1967) 2550Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, September 29- For the second year running, a 1928 Ford Tudor of Phoenix Aviation has emerged the overall winner of the CBA Africa Concours d’Elegance which folded its curtains at the Nairobi Racecourse Sunday.This is the fourth time the Phoenix Ford Tudor has won “the car beaty contest” what with previous victories in 2009, 2010 and 2013.last_img read more

West Bypass Trail tender awarded to Fort St. John company

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The City of Fort St. John has awarded the tender for the West Bypass Trail.Interoute Construction Ltd. from Fort St. John, British Columbia was awarded the tender with the total price of $565,767.93.S. Young Enterprises of Fort St. John also placed a bid which came in at $588,106.96. Two bids also came in over $600,000. Those bids were from Haab Contracting Ltd. from Baldonnel ($622,936.34) and Knappett Industries Ltd. of Fort St. John ($626,740.80).“The bike path/walking trail will allow people a safe and provide an area to walk or bike for recreational activities as well as provide a safe route to the new school being built.The trail was designed to allow for a rest stop along the trail with benches and garbage can. The trail was also designed taking into account the ease of maintenance during the different seasons. The trail also connects to a paved portion of the trail that was completed a few years ago in front of the property where the new school is being built.”- Advertisement –last_img read more

Podcast: Danny Kelly’s Trans Europe Express – Sunday, April 24

first_imgWelcome to episode six of our brand new European football show.Each week, Danny Kelly will be alongside a leading football journalist to take a closer look at events in Spain, France, Germany et al. For the latest edition, Danny was joined in the studio by European football expert Mark Langdon of the Racing Post.Listen above or click here to download the podcast from iTuneslast_img

Health occupations in the spotlight at Cerritos College student forum

first_imgOther students conducted their tests with Cerritos College’s human simulation dummies, plastic patients whose maladies can be programed to represent a real-life scenario. The pressure to perform was just as challenging as the 50-question written tests. Rancho Cucamonga resident Kristi Keith said the written exam was rigorous. “There were a lot of medical questions,” said Keith, 17, an aspiring dentist. Opportunities like HOSA and internships through ROP courses give high school and two-year college students a head-start on their careers, said Jenine Nolan, Cerritos College’s health occupations dean. “It’s getting them into the occupational pipeline,” she said. samantha.gonzaga@presstelegram.com (562) 499-1284160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2The event gathered the nation’s top high school students already studying and training for careers in dentistry, nursing, veterinary medicine, sports medicine and physical therapy. “These are some of the most gifted students,” said Denice Klassen, registered nurse and a HOSA facilitator. “They have the passion. For some of these students, this is a springboard for something bigger in their careers.” Cerritos was one of three Southern California sites hosting the three-day event. The other two were Bryman College and the North Orange County Regional Occupational Program in Anaheim. About 3,800 students on Wednesday listened to a keynote speech from Deputy Surgeon General Kenneth Moritsugu, took written medical exams Thursday, and demonstrated their skills in several simulated medical scenarios in front of medical professionals serving as judges. “I felt a little bit of pressure, a little bit of self-doubt,” Sangestanian said after completing a 15-minute skills test that involved injury assessment and treatment on a student volunteer. “But in the end, it was all right.” NORWALK – Sam Sangestanian knows how he can stay in the game. The 16-year-old Reseda High School student said he has a passion for football but worries about risking career-ending injuries. His solution? Sports medicine. Sangestanian’s knowledge of the body’s muscles and how to best treat injuries was tested Friday at Cerritos College, which hosted the 30th annual National Conference for Health Occupations Students of America. last_img read more

Craig Beattie reveals ‘bitterness’ stopped him being a Rangers fan at Celtic

first_img stalemate Getty Images – Getty Craig Beattie has revealed joining Celtic made him stop supporting boyhood club Rangers.Beattie began his youth career at Ibrox, but was released by manager Dick Advocaat in 2003 and joined their long-standing city rivals Celtic. Beattie spent four seasons at Celtic The much-travelled striker spent four seasons with The Hoops and spoke candidly on the situation.“I was a Rangers fan growing up – worst kept secret I think,” said Beattie in an interview with Open Goal.“I wouldn’t have hid the fact that I was a Rangers fan [at Celtic Park], but when I went to Celtic I stopped being a Rangers fan. Redknapp calls Son ‘petulant’, but Holloway says red card for Rudiger kick was ‘soft’ OFF LATEST “Back then? Absolute p****s. We used to train for half an hour with three ten-minute games was all we did.“You could be the best player on the park for 29 minutes but you give the ball away once and you get berated.“They tore strips off you, but for me that was all part of the character building.“I had Thomo shouting at me because I’d given the ball away and then I’ve got big Bobo [Balde] kicking lumps out me.” deals What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas rookie error 2 2 Getty Images – Getty BIG PRESENTS UP TOP center_img on target “When I got released I was probably a bit bitter at the time because I’d been there for two seasons, I was the top scorer for those two seasons and I felt like I’d got a raw deal because I was pushed out of position.“I was getting pushed wide right and then Alan Hutton was put to right-back, and this was to accommodate a lad who was travelling from the north of Scotland.“He was coming down on the Friday, training with the coach on the Saturday morning and we would play on the Sunday.“He ended up with the apprenticeship, I didn’t, and he was s**t to be honest with you. So a wee bit bitter, but it is what it is, what actually transpired probably set me up to become an international footballer.”During his time at Celtic, Beattie scored 16 goals in 65 appearances and explained training with established winners such as Chris Sutton, Alan Thompson and current manager Neil Lennon was tough. latest LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman LIVE on talkSPORT Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January Check out all the live commentaries coming up across the talkSPORT network this weekNewcastle vs Leicester (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORTLincoln City vs Everton (Wednesday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Cardiff vs Fulham (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Southampton vs Manchester United (Saturday, 12:30pm) – talkSPORTBristol City vs Middlesbrough (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Chelsea vs Sheffield United (Saturday, 3pm) – talkSPORT 2Burnley vs Liverpool (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT He said: “There’s thousands of players that I’ve played with that would go into training with them and absolutely crumble.“Lads will ask me now ‘what’s Lenny, Thomo and Sutty like?’.“Now, absolutely spot on, never pass you at events without speaking – brilliant. Neil Lennon was a tough man to please on the training pitch, but says it was all part of character buillding Strugglers Wigan hold Blackburn to goalless draw in Championship Ian Holloway thinks Arsenal have made a mistake in hiring Mikel Arteta Liverpool transfer news live: Star man wanted by Real Madrid, Mbappe latest and more last_img read more

Aston Villa midfielder ruled out for at least two months with fractured ankle

first_img Liverpool transfer news live: Mbappe latest, Lille star wants to join Reds in future ‘I’ll get him’ – Robertson further endears himself to fans with revenge vow to Mane 1 LATEST Villa are yet to confirm how long they expect the 25-year-old will be sidelined for, but it could be up to a period of three months.There were initial fears that the Scotland international could miss the remainder of the campaign, and while those fears have been allayed the midfielder is still expected to be sidelined for a minimum of two months.The news comes at the worst possible time for Villa boss Dean Smith, whose side face relegation rivals Norwich and Watford before the start of the new year. MOST READ IN FOOTBALL Getty Images – Getty SORRY Aston Villa have been dealt a major blow to their season with midfielder John McGinn set for a prolonged spell on the sidelines with a fractured ankle.McGinn was sent to hospital for scans on Saturday night after falling awkwardly following a challenge on Southampton’s Cedric Soares. changes TOP WORK McGinn has been a key figure for Villa on their return to the Premier League this season and his absence will add to Smith’s concerns after a poor run of form.They have won just once in their last nine top-flight outings, losing their last four fixtures, and the 3-1 defeat to Southampton saw them slip into the relegation zone. Sky Sports presenter apologises for remarks made during Neville’s racism discussion Guardiola-inspired tactics: Is this how Arsenal will line up under Arteta? John McGinn hobbled off during Aston Villa’s clash with Southampton on Saturday Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ PAYBACK revealed targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti latest Liverpool’s signings under Michael Edwards – will Minamino be the next big hit? The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 last_img read more

South African craft beer a winner in Germany

first_img5 August 2014As craft beers become increasingly popular in South Africa, local brewers are raising their game. Stellenbosch brewery Stellenbrau’s Craven Craft Lager beat some 38 finalists from around the world to win the prize for best lager at the 2014 Global Craft Beer Award contest in Germany two weeks ago.Speaking to SAinfo this week, Stellenbrau’s marketing manager, Jaco van der Linde, attributed their success to the fact that “we use the best ingredients we can put our hands on; we import our barley in from Germany to get the right taste in our beer.“We also follow the traditional brewing styles and still do a lot of our brewing by hand,” Van der Linde added. “We analyse our brewing process in the finest detail to ensure our beer is consistent when the beer leaves for the market.”Stellenbrau is a newcomer on the local craft beer scene. Owner and entrepreneur Deon Engelbrecht established the brewery in 2011, and only started production on the lager in June 2012.Engelbrecht was introduced to craft beer while on a business trip to KwaZulu-Natal in 2010, after having stopped drinking beer for quite some time. “This ignited a new-found love for beer, especially craft beer”, he told SAinfo.Engelbrecht decided to start the brewery in Stellenbosch because of its “rich culinary culture, the convenient location, its thriving businesses and of course, its student population, who provide a platform to seed the brand and with whom we can build a loyal base.”He began the brewery “with a solid vision for the business, and to brew the finest, consistent craft beer on the market. I decided to only start selling our beers via draught taps in the market as a way to seed the brand in the market place.”Teaming up with Stephan de Jager, an experienced brewer with a solid technical background, Engelbrecht learnt about beer as he went along. With patience, hard work and late nights, the brewery developed to what it is today. While there are a few institutions and businesses that offer training, many craft brewers learn by trial and error.Today, Stellenbrau’s has a dedicated team of 10 running the brewery, producing the Craven Craft lager and Alumni Ale brands. The are also tours for visitors interested in seeing the process from start, which includes why they use hops and what difference the choice of grains make, to how their beer is packaged.De Jager oversees the brewing, as malted barley is crushed and moved to the mash tun to start the process. Aside from the actual process, staff have to keep the brewery clean and make sure the fermentation tanks are kept at the right pressure and temperature. Kegs need to be filled up and delivered to customers and bottling lines sorted once that is in action.Van der Linde says they are one of a few craft breweries who produce lager, and aim for top quality. “We recently launched a Rooibos and Honeybush infused lager. This was done after years of research at Stellenbosch University, and to ensure it stays South African, we’ve patented the recipe of the beer. Part of our mission is to only brew a few varieties of beer to ensure consistency.”He says that while it’s very difficult to compare the standard of craft beer in South Africa, where 95% of independent breweries have been going for less than five years, to brewing giants such as the US and Germany, which have decades of brewing experience, he believes the country is capable of competing strongly in international events.The brewery aims to launch their bottles to the market soon, in order to expand their reach throughout the Western Cape and the rest of South Africa.“We are looking into expanding our brewery to keep up with the growing demand in craft beer, and will then bring in a taproom where the public will have hands-on experience with our beer and enjoy our brewing setup,” Van der Linde says.“We will introduce some more beer varieties over the course of time with some seasonal beers, but still in keeping with our mission and vision to make selected, high-quality beers.”last_img read more

Bringing Data Portability to a Website Near You: An Interview With Chris Saad About JS-Kit

first_imgTop Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market If cookies were the multi-billion dollar magic for much of the web’s first iteration, tiny technologies to power conversation could play a similar role in the future of business online. More fun than that, though, is the innovation we hope to see in the technology of conversation.Comment and review plug-in suite JS-Kit announced today a new round of funding and the hire as an adviser of one of the web’s most forward looking innovators, Data Portability Working Group co-founder Chris Saad. Though JS-Kit has a funny name, the company has a big installed base. In addition to being very easy to install, it recently partnered with red-hot content sharing service ShareThis and acquired the early market leader in plug-and-play commenting, Haloscan. What does the future look like for JS-Kit and how might that relate to the web at large? We asked Chris Saad for his thoughts this morning.RWW: The biggest lesson I see in this momentum is this: just like cookies secretly powered billions in ad revenue during the web’s first iteration, now it seems like powering conversation could do something similar. Big time data capture. Just like ShareThis. [See this post for an example of the data that company captures.] Thoughts?Saad: I think that there is certainly an opportunity for new types of data capture through these sorts of plugins – and if transformed into something useful like APML it can certainly be used for personalizing all sorts of things, including ads. The difference in this iteration of the web, however, is that the user will and must be in control. They will have visibility and utility from the resulting data acquisition.RWW responds: Saad can’t disclose too many specifics here and perhaps it’s not in the company’s interests to disclose any at all. APML seems like a non-starter at this point, but we’d like to see things like recommendations, pattern detection, benchmarks and time-based analysis of conversation around content.RWW:How does your engagement with JS-Kit jive with your work on data portability? Isn’t off-site discussion hosting the opposite of user (in this case publisher) control over data?Saad: JS-Kit is unique in that it does not have a destination site so it does not host discussion off site. In fact, the commenting widget specifically syncs all comments back to the base CMS platform so that the publisher can uninstall at any time and not lose any of their comment data.Also JS-Kit’s social plug-ins make it possible for all sites to become social, making ‘social networking’ a feature of any application a user visits. The question now is how do these sites and applications, as well as other technologies, inter-operate for a web-wide data portability enabled social network?RWW: How is that different from the recently acquiredIntenseDebate or Disqus?Saad: Both are great companies doing great things; the question is scale, pace and sustainability. The sustainability piece is important too – the fact that JS-Kit is nailing big commercial accounts is very important. Evite, Worldnow, Jetblue, Sun etc. JS-kit has 550,000 sites, 20 people and has revenue (and now lots more capital). Don’t forget breadth of product line also – JS-kit does comments AND ratings and Polls etc. It’s well known that ratings are used 5x more than comments on sites.RWW:One of the biggest critiques the data portability has faced is around “usability,” clarity of value proposition and ease of implementation. JS-Kit seems fabulously usable, but we haven’t seen much of the deeper possibilities emerge from it yet. What do you think the data portability community can teach the publishing community and what do you think JS-Kit in particular can demonstrate to other vendors?Saad: I think that proprietary forms of data portability such as Facebook’s app platform have been very usable (if not lacking utility). The trick is to achieve the same easy user experience on a web-side platform. As you rightly point out, JS-Kit’s widgets are very usable – look for deeper possibilities emerging in the coming months. I think that JS-Kit has a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate data portability principles to publishers and other widget vendors as well. With the scale of JS-Kit we are no longer talking about starting from zero.RWW: We’re excited to see what all the vendors in this space can do. We hope to see developments coming from a data-driven strategy that places a premium on innovation and data portability. The first player in this sector that cries uncle and turns into nothing but an ad network will deserve some derision. These days things are looking good for JS-Kit, though.Photo Credit: Brian Solis Related Posts marshall kirkpatrickcenter_img A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#Data Portability#NYT#web last_img read more

Funding The Web With Ads: This Outdated Model Has To Go

first_imgI hate ads. I hate them so much that I’ve banished them from my life. It’s always a shock to see ads when I borrow someone else’s browser, as Adblock Plus long ago gifted me an ad-free online life. Striking back, companies like Hulu are determined to force us to watch insipid, often irrelevant ads just to watch old Saturday Night Live skits (“I’ve gotta have more cowbell!“). Other sites blow incredible stores of time, talent and energy—resources that could go toward product or feature development—on trying to get more traffic and ad clicks. For years, online advertising has been the primary way to finance the Web, and that remains true, even for newer Web companies. That’s a shame, because they’re jumping on a bandwagon that’s old and broken.  A Waste Of Brain PowerFar too many of today’s biggest, most richly funded Web entrepreneurs are obsessed with advertising. Pinterest? Advertising. Ditto everyone else you can think of, including Snapchat—no matter how it attempts to style itself differently. A recent Businessweek cover story on Snapchat reported CEO Evan Spiegel’s “incredibly secretive” business plan, declaring it a “major turning point” for his company. Two sentences later, readers feasted their eyes on the big reveal: After starting to run select video ads earlier this year, Snapchat is about to begin soliciting other big advertisers with some new numbers that assert its audience is bigger, younger, and more obsessive than anything on television.Who would have guessed? Advertising. But not just any advertising. Spiegel’s approach is different (he believes). Instead of “creepy” ads that follow a user around the Web, or other targeted ads, Snapchat will lead with—wait for it!—full-screen video ads. “In its sales document to advertisers,” the article reports, “Snapchat claims its users are nine times more likely to watch an entire ad because they don’t have to rotate their phone.” Ads may be good for Snapchat’s bottom line, as well as those of Google, Facebook, and other online services that provide cool services for free, or the pretense of free. But just because advertising lines the tech industry’s pockets, that doesn’t mean it’s actually good for business. Former Facebook and current Cloudera executive Jeff Hammerbacher once declared, “The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.” He was right, but perhaps even he didn’t appreciate just how stuck we’d become in this model. When Things Don’t ClickSome (like 37signal’s David Heinemeier Hansson) argue that ad-based business models, often focused more on generating eyeballs than cash, can’t sustain a real business. Responding to an article that bemoaned social platform company Ning’s inability to match sustainable business with traffic growth, DHH ridicules the notion: Are you kidding me? The company has blown through $120MM of VC funding over six years, built up massive traffic, yet just had to slash and burn, and you’re saying that “traffic growth is no longer good enough”. How the hell was it ever good enough? Ning’s problem is not a lack of eyeballs but its inability to turn them into cash money to pay the bills. Getting more of something that’s a net-negative is not going to make up for it.But the bigger issue may actually dovetail with financial success. While Google’s intent-based search meshes well with advertising, most business models don’t. Consider Facebook. In theory, the social giant learns about us through our interactions with each other on its network, so it can display appropriate updates or ads. In practice, its algorithms were designed to serve us things that they think will keep us clicking. In other words, we get the optimal experience—for Facebook, that is. But not necessarily for us. The company says it’s all for our own good, as we’d be overwhelmed by information if we got a straight list of friends’ posts dumped on our feeds. But I’ve missed my family’s posts too often, frequently in favor of shared links from acquaintances, to believe that. As for Facebook’s stabs at advertising, those can be pretty hit or miss. Since Facebook doesn’t charge me for its services, I am, in fact, the product. I know that. But fortunately, unlike most users, I’m not a “paying” product, thanks to Adblock Plus. Maybe A Digital Trade War’s Just What We NeedAs it becomes easier to install ad-blocking software like Adblock Plus, we may see its global users grow significantly above the estimated 200 million users today. On the one hand, this could create short-term pain for users, as The Economist writes:If lots of mobile subscribers did switch [ad-blocking] on, it would give European carriers what they have long sought: some way of charging giant American online firms for the strain those firms put on their mobile networks. Google and Facebook, say, might have to pay the likes of Deutsche Telekom and Telefónica to get on to their whitelists. If that happened, the online firms would surely fight back. If an operator were, say, to block the ads on Google’s search service, Google could retaliate by trying to stop that operator’s subscribers from accessing their Gmail accounts. Such a tit-for-tat is not as far-fetched as it may seem: Google closed its news-aggregation service in Spain after a new law required it to pay for using excerpts of publishers’ content. If the mobile firms are not careful, they could start the world’s first digital trade war.But that might not be a bad thing. Maybe, just maybe, if enough people start blocking intrusive ads, the Web would figure out new ways to fund itself. Already Google is experimenting with a Contributor program, which lets users contribute cash in lieu of gaping at ads. Baked into the cost of Internet service, something like this could work. Those who don’t want to pay $10 per month can continue to field advertisements. Meanwhile, I (and I suspect others) would gladly pay for an ad-free existence. Absolutely. Or maybe we’d find other ways to earn our keep. The problem is that the old advertising model so consumes us, we don’t even try to innovate and find alternatives. Given enough ad-blocking, however, we just might realize that there’s life after advertising. Lead photo courtesy of Shutterstock Related Posts Tags:#digital advertising#Google#online advertising#Snapchat Matt Asay A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Grindstone Parkway bridge re-opens

first_imgGood news for people whose commutes have been interrupted this summer by work on the Grindstone Parkway bridge.MoDOT says the bridge over Highway 63 re-opened Tuesday after closing for rehab work. It had been closed since mid-June.That bridge was included in a larger project to improve several bridges along Highway 63 in Boone and Callaway counties.(This story was last updated at 4:47 a.m. Wednesday.)last_img